As your trusted financial partner, Fechter & Company, like many other companies you work with collect your personal information, including names, addresses, phone numbers; bank and credit card account numbers; income and credit histories; and of course Social Security numbers.
The Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLB) Act requires companies defined under the law as “financial institutions”, which as certified public accountants, we are considered a financial institution, to ensure the security and confidentiality of this type of information. As part of its implementation of the GLB Act, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued the Safeguards Rule, which requires financial institutions under FTC jurisdiction to have measures in place to keep customer information secure. The Rule is available at ftc.gov.
As part of our comprehensive data security plan, Fechter & Company has adopted the SafeSend Returns TM and Thomson Reuters NetClient Portals. Please see the specific tab to access more information on each technology.