Your privacy is important to Ketel Thorstenson, LLP and we respect the right to keep your personal information confidential. CPAs have been and continue to be bound by professional standards of confidentiality that are even more stringent than those required by law.
What Nonpublic Personal Information Do We Collect About You?
Ketel Thorstenson, LLP collects nonpublic personal information about you that is provided to us by you or obtained by us with your authorization, such as name, address, phone number and email. We also collect personally identifiable financial information during the ordinary course of providing services.
To What Parties Do We Disclose Information?
We do not disclose any personal or financial information about our clients or former clients obtained in the course of our practice (except as required or permitted by law) to any non-affiliated third parties. Permitted disclosures include providing such information to employee(s) who need to know that information to provide services to you. On a client’s direction, our firm will also disclose information to that client’s attorney, banker or other third party who assists us in providing services. In all such situations, we stress the confidential nature of information being shared.
How Do We Protect the Privacy of Our Former Clients?
We retain records relating to professional services that we provide, so that we are better able to assist you with your professional needs, and in some cases, to comply with professional guidelines. In order to guard your nonpublic personal information, we maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with our professional standards.
What Information Do We Share With Our Divisions and/or Affiliates?
Our entities may share non-public personal information, obtained in the ordinary course of providing services, with our division and/or affiliate, only to facilitate communication regarding available services. You may advise us not to share such information by contacting us in writing at PO Box 3140, Rapid City, SD 57709, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org; Attention: Managing Partner.
What is Our Guarantee?
We understand that the trust you have in your CPA is of utmost importance. CPAs are bound by professional standards of confidentiality that are even more stringent than those required by law. You can rest assured that your privacy will be kept confidential, whether we are preparing your financial statement or tax return. The same confidentiality is assured when we are providing any of our services which include bookkeeping, business valuation, business planning, financial planning, estate planning services and more.