GOODMAN MINTZ, LLP PRIVACY STATEMENT
At Goodman Mintz, LLP, we are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of our client’s personal information, and we strive to continuously update and maintain the privacy standards at our firm to meet the recommendations set out in the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) as it may change from time to time.
Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
Client information includes all communications from client, including interviews, phone calls, letters or emails, personal tax return and financial planning materials, corporate tax and financial materials provided to us during the course of our engagement, and any other information necessary for us to perform our services as requested by our client.
Client information obtained by us is used strictly for lawful business purposes and as reasonably expected for the nature of the engagement by our clients. We do not share any client information with third parties without our client’s authorization, save and except when disclosure is required for professional practice inspection requirements or as required by law.
Authorization and Consent
By signing and returning to us our firm’s Engagement Letter, you have authorized the collection and use of your personal information by us, and have thereby consented to the privacy and procedures of our firm.
Access and Handling of Personal Information by Staff
All of our employees are subject to a strict employment policy regarding confidentiality and internal access to client data. Our staffs are trained to treat client information with utmost respect and to safeguard client’s privacy and confidentiality in a secured manner.
In addition, any third parties who may have access to client information (e.g. computer technicians and off-site storage facilities) are subject to the same strict confidentiality policy as our employees.
Retention of Personal Information
Generally, we keep client information only as long as it is necessary in order to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected or as required by law and professional practice inspection requirements. At the end of the specified period, depending on the nature of the material and any applicable rules governing retention of same, we will destroy the client information in a secured manner.
Other Inquiries and Complaint
Should you have any concerns in regards to the collection, use and maintenance of client personal information by our firm, please do not hesitate to contact us at 416-492-6060.