We know that the privacy of your personal information is important to you.  We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of your information and want you to know the protective measures we take. 

This Website Privacy Policy concerns the information we collect when you view our website.  If you come to one of our offices for tax preparation or financial consulting you will be subject to separate privacy policies disclosed to you at the time of service. 

Non-Public Information We Collect

If you use our website, we collect the following types of information:


Cookies are a text file put on a user’s computer, if accepted by the computer, which provide to us such information as whether you are a new or returning visitor and which web pages you visit.

Transparent gifs

Transparent gifs are an invisible image which gathers such information as where you came from to visit a particular web page or which of multiple links to the same page you used to access that page.

Log files

Log files are text files on the server which gather such information as your internet protocol address, internet service provider and type of browser.  We use this information to determine such things as the number of visitors and day and time of visit to our website.

If you choose to submit your contact information as part of the Top Ten, we receive from you your name and e-mail address.  If you choose to submit through our Contact Us form, we receive your e-mail address, name, and phone number.

Information We Disclose

Affiliated and non-affiliated third parties may be given access to your information only as permitted by law or upon your express authorization to process the transactions which you have engaged us to perform. We will never sell your personally identifying information, including your email address, to any individual or business entity.

We do not disclose information gained by use of cookies, transparent gifs or log files to affiliated or non-affiliated third parties.  This information is used internally to better design and manage our website.

If you submitted your e-mail address to us for any purpose, or have requested additional information from Giddings and Associates, we may contact you using either your email address or phone number.

Security Policy

We maintain physical, electronic and procedural security measures that comply with applicable legal and regulatory standards to safeguard your non-public personal information.  Access to such information is restricted to those employees who are trained in the proper handling of client information and have a legitimate business need to access that information.

If you choose to make payment for services online, we make your name, address, and sometimes your e-mail address or telephone number available to other entities such as credit card companies (for example, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard), banks and online merchant processing companies. When an online payment is submitted via our website, all of the information transmitted is encrypted by certified, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) software. We do not save or store any credit card or bank information used to make an online payment on our servers.

In addition, we use intrusion detection and virus protection software to monitor our website and network against vulnerabilities.

Refund Policy

Giddings and Associates has a no refund policy for completed services. If you wish to contest your billing and invoice contact

Our Commitment

These policies apply to both our current and former customers. Policies may change from time to time and all updates will be posted to this page. Because your privacy is important, we pledge to work with you to protect and safeguard the security of your personal customer information.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, you may contact us by e-mail at or by mail at Privacy, Giddings and Associates, 2700 12th Ave. SW Suite E, Fargo ND, 58103.