Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Welcome to VSH CPAs website. VSH CPAs has created this statement so that you understand the specific ways in which we demonstrate our respect for your privacy.  We appreciate and value that you entrust us with your sensitive personal information. The primary guide in our privacy policy is our professional and personal commitment to ensuring that you have confidence in our professionalism and dedication to client services.

The core of our commitment is that we do not share any of the personal information that you entrust to us with any third parties for their marketing purposes.  We treat your personal information with the utmost respect consistent with this privacy policy.

What Personal Information We Collect

We collect personal information about you for the purpose of offering or furnishing our products and services to you. The types of personal information we collect may include:

  • Contact information, such as name, mailing, and email address;
  • Information we receive from you on tax organizers, applications, and or other forms. This information may include your social security number, assets, and income;
  • Bank details and financial history, including your transactions with our affiliated companies and us;
  • Information you may authorize us to obtain from others, such as consumer credit reports and medical information;
  • Information we receive from prospective client meetings;
  • Information from public sources (such as web directories and open-source data); and
  • Information provided to VSH for its own uses.

Our website does not collect any personal information about you unless you specifically and knowingly provide such information.  Visitors to our website may choose to interact with our website in ways that require us to gather personally identifying information. In each case, our firm collects such information insofar as it is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with our website. Our firm does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. Visitors are never obligated to supply personally identifying information, though the failure to disclose information may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Disclosure and Transfer of Personal Information

VSH CPAs respects your privacy.  We disclose personal information only to those employees and service providers who:

  • Need to know that information to provide the requested client services, and
  • Have agreed not to disclose it to others.

VSH CPAs does not otherwise share any personal information with third parties who are not service providers unless otherwise required or authorized by applicable law.

If you have supplied your contact information to VSH CPAs, our firm may occasionally send you electronic industry alerts, solicit your feedback, inform you of upcoming firm events or share current general news about our firm. Electronic communications include an easy unsubscribe option, providing you with the option to opt-out of receiving correspondence of this nature in the future.

We may disclose information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, such as to respond to a subpoena or similar legal process, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our website, to limit our legal liability, and to protect our rights or to protect the rights, property, or safety of visitors of this website or the public, and to otherwise cooperate with law enforcement or regulatory authorities.

Data Retention

VSH CPAs may retain your personal information as long as necessary to provide our services, for internal analytical purposes, or to comply with its legal obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce agreements (e.g. debt collections or settlements). The criteria used to determine the retention periods include:

  • How long the personal data is needed to provide the services and operate the business;
  • The type of personal data collected; and
  • Whether we are subject to a legal, contractual or similar obligation to retain the data. For example, mandatory data retention laws, government orders to preserve data relevant to an investigation, or data that must be retained for litigation or disputes.

Security

VSH CPAs takes all appropriate measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of personal information.

Children

In order to respect the privacy of minors, VSH CPAs does not knowingly collect, maintain or process the personal information submitted online via our Internet Services by anyone under the age of 18.

California Privacy Rights

Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California customers are entitled to request information relating to whether a business has disclosed personal information to any third parties for the third parties direct marketing purposes. That notice will identify the categories of information shared and will include a list of the third parties and affiliates with which it was shared, along with their names and addresses. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing at the address information at the bottom of this policy.

EU Data Storage, Access, The Right to be Forgotten, and Dispute Resolution

VSH CPAs stores personal data for different periods of time consistent with the purposes for which they were originally collected, as subsequently further authorized, or when required or allowed under applicable law.

Individuals in Europe have certain data subject rights which may be subject to limitations and or restrictions. These rights may include the right to:

  • Request access to and rectification or erasure of their personal data;
  • Obtain restriction of processing or to object to the processing of their personal data; and
  • The right to data portability.

If you wish to exercise one of the rights mentioned above, please send us your request via email to the contact information at the end of this policy. Individuals in Europe may also have the right to lodge a complaint about the processing of their personal data with their local data protection authority.

In addition to the rights above, VSH CPAs is committed to providing all individuals with access to their personal data. If you believe that we may be processing data about you and wish to have access to that information, we can provide you with that data or at least an explanation of why we cannot do so in the particular context, such as if responding to the request would be unreasonably expensive.  Please also let us know if you have any questions, concerns, disputes, or issues. We are always open to dialogue to resolve issues. If your concerns cannot be resolved, we can enter into appropriate third-party neutral dispute resolution. If you need to reach us about a privacy or data protection issue, please contact us at the information at the end of this policy.

Cookies

This website uses cookies, which may automatically collect certain information and data, including browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The firm’s purpose in collecting this information is to understand how visitors use our website and to help us improve the functionality of the website.

Cookies are small files, generally of letters and numbers, downloaded onto a device when users access the websites. They are widely used to make websites function properly or more efficiently. Cookies are created when a user’s browser loads a particular website. The website sends information to the browser, which then creates a text file. Every time the user goes back to the same website, the browser retrieves and sends this file to the website’s server. Cookies have several functions, including, among others, collecting information of and remembering users’ preferences, shopping cart usage, and generally facilitating users’ use of the website.

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how users use our website. We collect information such as the part of the web page clicked, the number of web pages visited, the length of time of each session, and error messages (if any) for the purpose of improving our website and providing users with a better experience. For more information on Google Analytics, please click here.

If you would like more information about the privacy policy of the Google Analytics service, please click here.

International Transfer

If you reside in Europe, personal information collected from you will be transferred to specific recipients located outside Europe. Including the United States, where this office is located, which does not provide a similar or adequate level of protection to that offered by European countries. This is necessary to perform services related to U.S. tax and audit, personal information of persons to recipients described in this Privacy Policy. You may withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, VSH CPAs may change this Privacy Policy from time to time at the firm’s sole discretion. Our firm encourages visitors to check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about our Privacy Policy, or if you are located in Europe and wish to exercise your rights as described above, please feel free to contact us at:

Via email at info@vshcpa.com;

Via mail at 2200 Rimland Dr, Suite 205, Bellingham, WA 98226;

Or call (360) 734-8715.

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