Attorneys who provide legal services involving personal financial matters of clients are now required by federal law to inform their clients of their policies regarding the privacy of nonpublic personal information. The purpose of this notice is to explain what we do with the financial information that you provide us, and the ways that we protect your privacy.

We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about you to anyone, except as necessary to provide you with the legal services that you have requested. Our policies and procedures with respect to confidentiality have not changed. As Oregon attorneys, we are bound by the Oregon Code of Professional Responsibility. This Code governs our conduct and, among other things, requires us to protect your confidentiality. These professional standards are more stringent than those required by federal law. Therefore, we have always protected your right to privacy and will continue to do so.

1. Types of Nonpublic Personal Information We Collect. We collect personal information about you that is provided to us by you or obtained by us in the course of providing you with legal services that you have requested. This information, in some cases, includes information about your finances and property.

2. Disclosure of Information. We may disclose nonpublic personal information about you only to individuals or entities necessary to provide you with the legal services that you have requested. For instance, our staff may have access to your nonpublic personal information in order for us to efficiently serve you. In some situations we may provide information to another party involved in a legal matter on your behalf (such as your accountant, realtor, or insurance company) in order to obtain information or assist in providing the legal services you have requested.

3. You have The Right to Prohibit Disclosure. If for any reason you do not want us to provide nonpublic person information about you to other parties in the course of providing you with legal services, you may direct us not to make those disclosures. If you wish to direct us not to disclose information, please call Tami S. P. Beach at (541) 338-8352. Alternately, you may send us a letter informing us of your wishes on the subject.

4. Your Privacy Is Important to Us. We retain records and files relating to the professional services you have asked us to provide. In order to guard your nonpublic personal information, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with the Code of Professional Responsibility that governs our profession. Please call us with any questions you may have about protecting your privacy.