Like all providers of personal financial services, tax professionals are required by law to inform clients of their policies regarding privacy of client information. Our firm continues to adhere to professional standards of confidentiality that are even more stringent than those required by law. We have always protected the security and privacy of your personal and financial information.
TYPES OF NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
The only nonpublic personal information we collect is provided to us by you or obtained with your authorization.
PARTIES TO WHOM WE DISCLOSE INFORMATION
We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information obtained in the course of our practice except as required or permitted by law. Permitted disclosures may include providing information to our employees or, in limited situations, to unrelated third parties who need that information to assist us in serving you. In all situations, we stress the confidential nature of the information being shared.
PROTECTING THE CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY OF CLIENTS’ INFORMATION
We retain records relating to our professional services to better serve your professional needs and, in some cases, to comply with professional guidelines. In order to protect your nonpublic personal information, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with our professional standards.
OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION
The IRS does not send out unsolicited emails requesting either detailed personal information or telling you that you are eligible to receive a tax refund for a given amount. Such authentic-looking emails are called “phishing” (as in “fishing for information” and “hooking” victims) and responding to them may expose you to identity theft. If you receive such an email from the IRS, send a copy of the email to [email protected] You may also forward suspicious emails to the Federal Trade Commission at [email protected] or you may also contact their website at www.fts.gov/idtheft or by phone at 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338). Please do not respond to the suspicious email unless the email request you forwarded to the IRS has been verified as legitimate. You may also contact our office regarding any correspondence, written or electronic, that you receive from the IRS.
ELECTRONIC FUNDS WITHDRAWAL
To revoke your electronic funds withdrawal payment, contact the U.S. Treasury Financial Agent, toll-free, at 1-888-353-4537. Cancellation requests must be received no later than 8:00pm Eastern Time and at least two business days prior to your scheduled payment date. If there is a change to the bank account information provided on your tax return, call this number to cancel the scheduled payment.You may also call this number to inquire about the status of your electronic funds withdrawal payment. You will need the social security number of the person listed first on the tax return, the payment amount and the bank account number.
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.
YOUR ACCESS TO AND CONTROL OVER INFORMATION
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
• See what data we have about you, if any.
• Change/correct any data we have about you.
• Have us delete any data we have about you.
• Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
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As you browse obaker.net and other websites, online ad networks we work with may place anonymous cookies on your computer, and use similar technologies, in order to understand your interests based on your (anonymous) online activities, and thus to tailor more relevant ads to you. If you do not wish to receive such tailored advertising, you can visit this page to opt out of most companies that engage in such advertising. (This will not prevent you from seeing ads; the ads simply will not be delivered through these targeting methods.)
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.