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Privacy Policy

Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth LLC is committed to ensuring that it acts in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy laws when it collects and uses information provided to it or information about visitors to its site. This Privacy Policy applies to your use of any of the firm’s services, its site, or as a result of your relationship with one or more of its clients, or to any information collected from third parties. When you visit the firm’s site, it may collect information you provide by completing forms on its site or by collecting it via other means such as email, and it may also record details of visits made to the site (e.g. your IP address and the resources accessed during your visit) or by using cookies (see the firm’s Cookie Policy below). Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth LLC uses your information in order to improve its services and site, and to provide you with information and services that you request from it or which it feels may interest you.

The firm will not share your information with third parties outside of the firm without your consent, except where we are required to by virtue of a legal, regulatory or professional obligation; the firm will share your information with third parties who perform services on the firm’s behalf. For example, we share information with vendors. We may also authorize them to collect information on our behalf. The firm will also share your information in accordance with our engagement terms, where you are a client of Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth or where disclosed below in the firm’s Cookie Policy.

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Cookie Policy

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