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 e-mail address;
Information we receive from you on tax organizers, applications, or other forms. This information may include your social security number, assets, and income;
Bank details and financial history, including your transactions with us and our affiliated companies;
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 information);
Information provided to W. Gomez CPA, LLC for its own uses; and
Information on what data is downloaded from the W. Gomez CPA, LLC website.
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. For example, visitors may choose to submit a Request for a Free Virtual Introductory Meeting on our website. In each case, our firm collects such information insofar as 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
W. Gomez CPA, LLC respects your privacy. We disclose personal information only to those employees and service providers who (i) need to know that information in order to provide requested client services, and (ii) have agreed not to disclose it to others. W. Gomez CPA, LLC 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 W. Gomez CPA, LLC, 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.
We may transfer or share a copy of personal information about you in the event that W. Gomez CPA, LLC goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets. You will be notified via email or prominent notice on our website prior to a change of ownership or control of your personal information, if your personal information will be used contrary to this policy.
Such transfers may involve the transfer of your information between jurisdictions and outside of the jurisdiction in which you submitted your information, including to jurisdictions that the European Union may not deem to provide “adequate” data protection. Please do not provide us any information that you do not wish to be transferred between these entities.
W. Gomez CPA, LLC may retain your Personal information as long as necessary for the provision of the services, internal analytical purposes, or to comply with its legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce agreements (e.g. settlement). The criteria used to determine the retention periods include: (i) how long the personal data is needed to provide the services and operate the business; (ii) the type of personal data collected; and (iii) whether we are subject to a legal, contractual or similar obligation to retain the data (e.g., mandatory data retention laws, government orders to preserve data relevant to an investigation, or data that must be retained for the purposes of litigation or disputes).
W. Gomez CPA, LLC takes all appropriate measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of personal information. Some of the many best practices in place are listed below:
Any physical documents that have been obtained are kept in a secured and restricted place only for those individuals with a business reason to have access.
Physical documents are quickly disposed of securely or returned to the owner.
When transmitting client data by email using the Internet, the email and/or attachments containing client personal information is encrypted and password protected.
When sending documents by mail, documents are sent via Certified Mail or by a carrier that will require a signature from the receiving party.
Computers are all password protected. All passwords are strong passwords that are changed often.
Computers and mobile devices are equipped with firewalls, up-to-date anti-virus software, current software security patches, and spyware.
In order to respect the privacy of minors, W. Gomez CPA, LLC does not knowingly collect, maintain or process 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 via email at email@example.com.
EU Data Storage, Access, The Right to be Forgotten, and Dispute Resolution
W. Gomez CPA, LLC 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: (i) request access to and rectification or erasure of their personal data; (ii) obtain restriction of processing or to object to processing of their personal data; and (iii) the right to data portability. If you wish to exercise one of the above-mentioned rights, 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, W. Gomez CPA, LLC 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.