Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.vwc-cpa.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

No mobile (phone numbers) information will be shared with third parties/affiliates for marketing/promotional purposes. All other categories exclude text messaging originator opt-in data and consent; this information will not be shared with any third parties.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Our contact information

VWC Address: 10510 Northup Way, Ste.300, Kirkland, WA 98033

Phone: 425-250-0051

email: information@vwc-cpa.com

How we protect your data

Protecting client data is crucial. We ensure this by employing strong encryption methods, maintaining strict access controls, regularly updating our security protocols, and fostering a culture of data privacy awareness within VWC.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Our data breach procedures include the following steps:

  1. Detection and Identification: Monitor systems for unusual activity and promptly identify potential breaches.
  2. Containment: Immediately isolate affected systems to prevent further unauthorized access.
  3. Assessment: Evaluate the scope and impact of the breach, including the types of data involved.
  4. Notification: Inform relevant stakeholders, including affected individuals, regulatory bodies, and law enforcement, as required.
  5. Eradication: Remove the cause of the breach and ensure affected systems are secure.
  6. Recovery: Restore data and systems to normal operation, ensuring no vulnerabilities remain.
  7. Documentation and Review: Document the incident, response actions, and lessons learned to improve future security measures.

These steps ensure a swift and effective response to data breaches, minimizing damage and safeguarding our data.