In the course of representing my clients, I receive all manner of significant personal financial information from them.  Information I receive from a client will be held in confidence and not released to outside persons, except as agreed to by the client or as required under applicable law. I retain records relating to professional services that I provide so as to assist my clients with their professional needs and, in some cases, to comply with professional guidelines.  To guard nonpublic personal information, I maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with my professional standards.  I may use the Internet or other electronic mail system without encryption to communicate with clients or others and there are privacy and security issues with this means of communication. My current E-mail provider does use encryption, however whether encryption is used with a particular client may be affected by their service provider.  Clients are made aware of this and  advised that I may use Internet or electronic mail as an economical, convenient form of communication. However, clients are asked for permission to send information via electronic means (E-mail) and if clients ask me to use regular mail instead, I do.

Privacy Policy Regarding Social Security Numbers:  Social Security numbers will be divulged only when necessary during the course and within the scope of my employment. Social Security numbers are collected by the firm from various sources, including income tax returns as well as the client. Social Security numbers are used to identify parties for a number of purposes, including determination of wages, preparation of orders to withhold wages for child support and reports filed with the state of Texas, and obtaining information about retirement benefits. All information received from my clients is confidential, particularly Social Security numbers, are not divulged by the firm unless authorized by the client or required in the course of representation. I do not write down, keep, or store credit card numbers or information provided for payment. Numbers provided for discovery purposes are kept confidential in compliance with the rules governing attorneys.

Only employees of the firm who have a need to know will have access to this personal information. Every step is taken to protect the client’s privacy. This information is kept secure within the office of the firm in file folders and file drawers, or on backup storage devices and/or services. Client information will eventually be shredded. However, no system can 100% secure. If I become aware of a breach in security or loss/theft of information, I will advise the client(s) promptly. Should a client ever have concern that information provided to the firm was improperly released, stolen, etc., the client should notify Paul N. Youngblood immediately.

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