Acumen Privacy and Security Policies
IRS CIRCULAR 230 DISCLOSURE
To ensure compliance with requirements imposed by the IRS, we inform you that any U.S. federal tax advice contained on this website (including any downloadable media) is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction or matter addressed herein.
EMAIL SECURITY NOTICE
EMAIL PRIVACY AND SECURITY: The confidentiality of Internet e-mail cannot be guaranteed. Do not include private or confidential information such as Social Security numbers, passwords, etc., in e-mails or via “Contact Us” forms when corresponding to Acumen Tax Service or Acumen Consulting LLC. For transmission of personal information, Acumen Consulting LLC provides a secure email and file transfer portal upon request at no cost. Contact us at (805) 415-2397 or via email for more information.
FAX TRANSMISSION SECURITY: Electronic fax services that utilize email for document delivery are not secure. Use a fax machine connected to a telephone line, or a commercial fax service that encrypts the document while transiting over the Internet. Faxes received by Acumen Consulting LLC are encrypted and stored on a commercial provider’s system until retrieved by Acumen. Faxes of non-public personal information sent by Acumen originate from the commercial provider’s portal, and do not transit the Internet via email or any other unencrypted means.
WEBSITE PRIVACY NOTICE
This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for http://acumentaxservice.com. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this web site. It will notify you of the following:
- What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
- What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
- The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to file taxes or communicate with the IRS or Franchise Tax Board.
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
- See what data we have about you, if any.
- Change/correct any data we have about you.
- Have us delete any data we have about you.
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
We take precautions to protect your information. We provide a secure portal for the exchange of information for our clients.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as non-public personal information), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way through the portal. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the portal’s web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.