CPAs, like all providers of personal financial services, are now required by law to inform their clients of their policies regarding privacy of client information. CPAs have been and continue to be bound by professional standards of confidentiality that are even more stringent than those required by law.  Therefore, we have always protected your right to privacy.

This notice provides the privacy policy for Chris R. Hahn, CPA, PC regarding the nature, purpose, use, and sharing of any Financial and / or Personally Identifiable Information (PII) collected. Our privacy policy explains our information practices when such information is provided to us, whether collected in person, via phone, mail, email, fax, or when you visit us online to browse, obtain information or contact us. PII may include: your name, email, mailing and/or home address, phone numbers, and any other information that identifies you personally.

Financial and Personally Identifiable Information:

We collect non-public personal information about you that is provided to us by you or obtained by us with your authorization, for the purposes of providing accounting services and guidance.  
We do not require you to register or provide personal information to visit our website, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Submitting PII through our website is voluntary. By doing so, you are giving Chris R. Hahn, CPA, PC your permission to use the information for the stated purpose.
 If you choose to provide us with PII through our website or Facebook page, through such methods as completing a web form or sending us an email, we will use that information to help us provide you the information or service you have requested or to respond to your message. The information we may receive from you varies based on what you do when visiting our site.

Parties to Whom We Disclose Information:

We do not sell any personal or financial information. We will only disclose financial information directly to you or unrelated third parties such as Federal or state agencies as required to assist us in providing our services to you.  Exceptions to this would be for permitted disclosure or if required for law enforcement purposes or statute. Permitted disclosures may include providing information to our employees in the performance of their duties. In all such situations, we stress the confidential nature of information being shared. Due to stringent privacy requirements, we will no longer disclose any information, regardless of your wishes, to banks, financial institutions, lenders, etc. We will provide you with the information and you may then provide this information to whomever you deem appropriate. 

Protecting the Confidentiality and Security of Current and Former Clients’ Information:
We retain records relating to professional services that we provide as required by law, professional guideline compliance and so that we are better able to assist you with your professional needs.  In order to guard your nonpublic personal and financial information, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with our professional standards.  Such measures include controls designed to limit access to your information to the extent necessary to perform our services. We also employ various security technologies to protect the information stored on our systems. We routinely test our security measures to ensure that they remain operational and effective.

Website, Social Media Applications and Third-Party Websites:

We use our website, social media and other kinds of third-party websites to engage with the public.

Information Collected for Tracking and Customization (Cookies)

A cookie is a small file that a website transfers to your computer to allow it to remember specific information about your session while you are connected. Your computer will only share the information in the cookie with the website that provided it, and no other website can request it.
If you do not wish to have cookies stored on your machine, you can turn cookies off through your browser settings. You will still have full access to our website, however, turning off cookies may affect the functionality of our website and disabling cookies in your browser will affect cookie usage at all other websites you visit as well.

Visiting Other Websites:

Our website contains links to other governmental agencies, private organizations and some commercial entities. These websites are not within our control and may not follow the same privacy, security, or accessibility polices. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the policies of that site.

Reviewed and updated: January 13, 2020