Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Vertical Advisors, LLP (“VA”) is a California corporation, which provides assurance, tax, business advisory, and consulting services to privately held businesses as well as to individuals. Maintaining the confidentiality of client information is a core professional responsibility. VA follows the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles published by the U.S. Department of Commerce (the “Principles”) with respect to all such data. In case of any conflict between the policies in this statement and the Principles, the Principles will govern.

This statement outlines our general policy and practices for protecting personal information, including the types of information we gather, how we use it, and the choices individuals may exercise regarding our use of, and their ability to correct, that information.

Notice, choice and use

VA informs individuals about the purposes for which it collects and uses information about them, how to contact us with any inquiries or complaints, the types of third parties to which we disclose the information, and the choices and means we offer individuals for limiting the use and disclosure of this information. In order to use this site, you do not need to send us any personal information. You may voluntarily provide us with personal information by submitting requests through our “Contact Us” mailboxes or through the registration processes on some of our sites. We do not seek sensitive personal information on our sites except where required as part of the recruitment process. We will use your personal information only to respond to your request (e.g., send you information about VA’s services or events, or match your resume to available employment opportunities). If you no longer wish to receive communications from us, you may at any time request that we discontinue sending you such materials by contacting us using the contact information listed below.

We do not use “cookies” which are small data files stored on a user’s computer to enhance your on-line experience when visiting our Web site. We also do not track your browsing activity, including interactions with our calendars and calculators.

VA does not use personal information for any purpose other than the purpose for which the information was originally provided to us. We retain personal information for only so long as necessary for the intended purpose or as required by law or our document retention policies. By submitting personal information to us, you are consenting to use of your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

Disclosures and transfers

VA will not disclose an individual’s personal information to third parties, except when we have the individual’s permission to make the disclosure, or as necessary to fulfill the purpose for which the information was submitted or as required by law, legal process or professional standards.

We may use third party service providers to provide services on our behalf who may have access to the personal information of individuals. Such service providers must be subject to law providing an adequate level of privacy protection or have otherwise agreed in writing to provide an adequate level of privacy protection.

In the course of performing your request, VA may transfer personal information, either to third parties or within VA, and this transfer may result in data passing from one jurisdiction to another, including to and from the United States of America. Because privacy laws vary from one jurisdiction to another, personal information may be transferred to a jurisdiction where the laws may differ from the laws in the jurisdiction in which the information originated.

If you wish for your information to be kept private from third parties for any reason, you may opt to do so by contacting us below.

Data security

The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow reasonable security measures and industry standard practices appropriate to the nature of the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. To prevent unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use and confidentiality of information, VA has put in place appropriate physical (e.g., key card office entry, locking doors), technical (e.g., password protection, network firewalls, laptop encryption, authentication mechanisms), and administrative procedures (e.g., confidentiality agreements, training, procedures that limit access to and use of data) to safeguard and secure the information we process. However, no method of transferring data over the Internet or storing electronic data is completely secure. Therefore, while we strive to use reasonable and appropriate means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee absolute security.

Data integrity

We process personal information only in ways compatible with the purpose for which it was collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. To the extent necessary for such purposes, we take reasonable steps to make sure that personal information is accurate, complete, current, and otherwise reliable with regard to its intended use.

Access and correction

If an individual becomes aware that information we maintain about that individual is inaccurate, or if an individual would like to update or review his or her information, the individual may contact us using the contact information below. We will take reasonable steps to permit individuals to correct, amend, or delete information that is demonstrated to be inaccurate. We may limit or deny access to personal information where providing such access would be unreasonably burdensome or inappropriate under the circumstances. All requests to access or change personal information will be handled in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Enforcement and dispute resolution

VA utilizes the self-assessment approach to assure its compliance with our Privacy Policy. We periodically verify that the policy is accurate, comprehensive for the information intended to be covered, prominently displayed and in conformity with any applicable laws. We encourage interested persons to raise any concerns with us using the contact information below. We will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with this policy. Any employee who we determine is in violation of our privacy policies will be subject to disciplinary action.

Merger, change in ownership and other business transitions

In the event VA goes through a business transition, such as a merger, or the acquisition or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personal information may be among the assets transferred.

Privacy policy changes

VA reserves the right to amend or modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will post any revised policy on this Web site or a similar Web site that replaces this Web site.

Information subject to other policies

We are committed to following all applicable laws and regulations concerning privacy of personal information, including the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles. Certain information including personal information is subject to policies of the firm that may differ in some respects from the general policies set forth in this statement but provide no less privacy protection in any material respect. For example, personal information obtained from or relating to clients or former clients is further subject to the terms of any contractual arrangements with the client, and applicable laws and professional standards. Personal information of VA personnel is subject to internal personnel privacy policies, which are available to such personnel. In addition, other VA Web sites may have their own privacy policies, accessible on their respective Web sites, regarding the collection and use of personal information through those Web sites. Any questions regarding the applicability of this Privacy Policy should be directed to the email address below. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Vertical Advisors LLP’s certification, please visit


This Web site is not intentionally designed for or directed at persons 17 years of age or younger, and VA will not intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 17.


Any Dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, or the interpretation, breach, termination or validity hereof, shall be resolved through friendly consultation. Such consultation shall begin immediately after one party has delivered to the other party a written request for such consultation. If within 30 days following the date on which such notice is given the dispute cannot be resolved, then the parties shall first attempt in good faith to settle the dispute by mediation administered by Orange County, California Judicial Arbitration & Mediation Services (JAMS) under its Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures. All unresolved disputes shall then be decided by final and binding arbitration pursuant to JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures and confirmed in Orange County Superior Court. Arbitration will take place exclusively in Orange County, California. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard to conflicts of law principles. IN AGREEING TO ARBITRATION, THE PARTIES BOTH ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IN THE EVENT OF A DISPUTE EACH GIVES UP ITS RIGHT TO HAVE THE DISPUTE DECIDED IN A COURT OF LAW BEFORE A JUDGE OR JURY AND INSTEAD ACCEPTS THE USE OF MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION FOR RESOLUTION.

How to contact us

Questions, comments or complaints about Vertical Advisors LLP’s Privacy Statement or data collection and processing practices can be e-mailed to: [email protected] – See more at: