The Collins & Co
PRIVACY PROTECTION PLEDGE
At Collins & Co. we respect your privacy. That is
why we have developed The Collins & Co. Privacy Code of which the
objective is to specify Collins & Co.'s guidelines for the collection, use
and disclosure of your personal information.
The Collins & Co. Privacy Code was
developed to comply with the relevant portions of the Personal Information
Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada). We have drafted The
Collins & Co. Privacy Code to facilitate our compliance with this new
legislation and to demonstrate our commitment to protecting your personal
We have also developed The Collins & Co.
Privacy Protection Pledge. We want you to understand the purposes for
which we collect personal information.
We also want to make certain that we have
your consent to continue to collect, use and disclose your personal
information for those purposes.
The following is a brief synopsis of our
Why do we need to collect your
If you are a Collins & Co. client,
Collins & Co. may have collected some basic information about you. We
respect your privacy, which is why we collect personal information only
for the following purposes: preparation of personal tax returns,
preparation of personal tax plan, provision of income tax advice,
provision of estate planning advice, and/or marketing of other
professional services offered by Collins & Co.
When do we disclose personal
There are variety of circumstances where
we may need to disclose some personal information about our clients. Here
are some examples: filings with Canada Revenue Agency, filings with
respective provincial tax authorities, dealings with personal bank
manager, dealings with legal counsel, dealings with insurance agent,
and/or dealings with other professional(s) or third party processors as
required by the nature of the engagement.
How do we protect your personal
In order to protect your personal
information, Collins & Co.:
- will not collect, use or disclose your
personal information for any purpose other than those identified above,
except with your further consent;
- will protect your personal information
with appropriate security safeguards;
- will protect the confidentiality of
your personal information when dealing with other organizations;
- will strive to keep your personal
information as accurate and up to date as is necessary for the purposes
identified above; and
- will honour any request you may make
for access to your personal information.
What are your choices?
We would like to have your consent to
continue to collect, use and disclose your personal information for the
purposes identified above. However, you do have choices and can refuse or
withdraw your consent as follows:
- You may refuse to provide your
personal information to us.
- You may also withdraw your consent at
any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable
However, in either case, this may limit
our ability to serve you.
If you have any questions or concerns
about our personal information management system, please
contact the Collins & Co. Privacy Officer, Nancy
Collins, CGA. Otherwise, we will assume that we have your consent to
collect, use and disclose your personal information for the purposes
identified above and in a manner consistent with The Collins & Co. Privacy
Please visit the Office of the Privacy
Commissioner of Canada's web site at