PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy is important to Scott & Associates, PC (“SA”).  Our Privacy Policy covers how SA, through this website, will collect information that can identify you and/or your activity. We will use your information to respond to requests you may make of us, and from time to time, we may refer to this information for other purposes.


By visiting our website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Personal Information We Collect

Personal identification information is data that can be used to identify or contact you.

We may collect your name, address, SA file number, email address, and telephone number when you use our online services. Our online services may ask for banking information to complete a payment transaction.

How We Use the Information We Collect:

We use the information to respond to your requests. For example, we use your information to complete the transaction(s) that you requested.  And we use information as otherwise allowed by law. 

What do we do with your personal information?

Federal Law gives consumers the right to limit some personal information from being shared but not all. Federal law also requires us to tell you how we collect, share, and protect your personal information.

This information can include:

  • Social Security Number and/or
  • Bank Account Information
 

Reason we can share your personal information

The reason we can share your personal information is for our everyday business purposes such as to process your payment transactions and to maintain your account.

  • Does SA share? Yes.
  • Can you limit sharing in this respect? No.
 

Disclosure to Third Parties

We only share personal information with a limited number of third-party service providers who help us provide our services, including, but not limited to, payment processing, mailing, information verification, managing and enhancing customer data, and improving our product and services.  When we share information, we require those third parties to handle it in accordance with relevant laws. We also only share the minimum amount of information necessary for the particular third party to assist us in providing our services.  

Here are some examples of how SA shares personal information:

  • For payment processing, we share your bank information to the payment gateway vendor to complete the payment you authorized.
  • For content delivery, we share your email address, physical address, or phone number with the delivery service to deliver any communication, message, or requested account documents.
  • For collectability, we share name and address to ensure no bankruptcy events, deceased events, address, or phone number changes have occurred since we received the account.
  • For debt collection licensing, we share account information with state regulators conducting an audit according to state or federal licensing statutes.
  • We may be occasionally required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide information. We will disclose personal information according to a court order, subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation. 

We may also be required by law to provide your information to a local, state, or federalgovernment authority or court.  We will only disclose information in these instances when there is a lawful basis or if disclosure is reasonably necessary to demonstrate compliance with the law.

We may share generic accumulated demographic information not linked to any personally identifiable information with our clients, potential clients, and federal, state, and local regulators regarding visitors and users, and their interaction with our products and services.

No Sale

We do not sell personal information.  We do not allow our third-party service providers to sell this information or otherwise use it for marketing purposes.

Retention of Personal Information:

SA will retain your personal information for the period required to fulfill our services, meet our contractual obligations, and as required by law.  When assessing these periods, we only retain it for the shortest possible period unless a longer retention period is required by law. 

Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are files with small amount of data that may include an anonymous unique identifier.  Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device.  Cookies help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site and services.

You can instruct your browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent but some parts of the website may not function properly without accepting cookies. 

We may use cookies in the following ways:

  • Where they are essential to make our site work
  • To enable the personalization features on our site (which give you the ability to recall recently viewed pages and see information which you have input online)
  • To compile anonymous, accumulated statistics that allow us to understand how our site is used and to help us improve the structure of our site. We cannot identify you personally in this way.

 

Security of Data

To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we employ comprehensive security measures to prevent unauthorized access to information that we collect online. These measures include computer and network safeguards and secured files and buildings. However, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personal information.

Third Party Websites

Our website may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us.  We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing.  These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy or any part of it from time to time. Please review the policy periodically for changes.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policies and practices, please contact us via info@scott-pc.com.

Disclaimer

The information contained on this website does not create an attorney-client relationship nor should the information on this website be construed as legal advice. You should always consult the advice of a lawyer before making any decisions regarding any legal matters referred to herein. This website is intended to provide general information only.