To Our Individual Clients:
At Sears Chartered Professional Accounts, protecting your privacy is one of our highest priorities. As such, our commitment to our clients is to maintain and protect the privacy and confidentiality of personal and corporate information that is entrusted to us in the course of rendering services to our client.
Information We May Collect:
We collect personal information about you solely based on the information that you have provided us or is obtained by us with your authorization. This information is used to assist us in providing services pertaining to the preparation of your taxation and other returns, as required for various governmental and other regulatory agencies. Sears Chartered Professional Accountants does not use personal information for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected. We are committed to collecting personal information in a fair, open and lawful manner.
Parties to whom we disclose information:
Sears Chartered Professional Accountants is committed to ensuring that you are aware of how your personal information is used. As a general rule, we do not disclose client information to persons or organizations outside of our firm without your consent. In relation to the personal information that you provide for the preparation of your tax and other returns, you consent to our transmitting such personal information to the appropriate government agencies or financial institutions as requested and with your consent. In some cases, we may disclose personal information, for other than the purposes stated above, only if required to do so by law.
Your Awareness and Permission:
By rendering services from Sears Chartered Professional Accountants, you provide us with your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of certain personal and corporate information, including that previously collected, for the purposes of providing our professional services to you. We may also use personal and corporate information in order to tell you about other services available through Sears Chartered Professional Accountants such as personal financial planning, retirement and succession planning and other business and personal advisory services.
Confidentiality and Security of Non-public Personal Information
We have implemented physical, electronic and organizational safeguards designed to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure or destruction.
We continually review our policies and practices, monitor our computer networks and test the strength of our security in order to help us ensure the safety of client information.
We share personal and corporate information within the office of Sears Chartered Professional Associates. We require that all employees are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of all personal information to which they have access.