Our planning teams typically include lawyers who uphold ethical guidelines of the bar associations, CPAs who uphold standards of the AICPA, and other professionals who promise to maintain the highest standards of professionalism. All of our planning team members are expected to uphold the following standards published by the Financial Planning Association.
Principle 5 - Confidentiality
An FPA member shall not disclose any confidential client information without the specific consent of the client unless in response to proper legal process, to defend against charges of wrongdoing by the FPA member or in connection with a civil dispute between the FPA member and client.
A client, by seeking the services of an FPA member, may be interested in creating a relationship of personal trust and confidence with the FPA member. This type of relationship can only be built upon the understanding that information supplied to the FPA member or other information will be confidential. In order to provide the contemplated services effectively and to protect the client's privacy, the FPA member shall safeguard the confidentiality of such information.