OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU When you become an Advisors Preferred client, you entrust us with not only your hard-earned money but also with personal and financial information about you. We recognize that your relationship with us is based on trust and that you expect us to act responsibly and in your best interests. Because we have access to this private information about you, we hold ourselves to the highest standards in its safekeeping and use. This means, most importantly, that we do not sell client information to anyone—whether it is your personal information or if you are a current or former client of the Advisor.
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU In the course of doing business with clients, we collect nonpublic personal information about you. You typically provide personal information when you complete an Adviser account application. “Nonpublic personal information” is personally identifiable private information about you. For example, it includes information regarding your name and address, social security or taxpayer identification number, assets, income, account balance, bank account information and investment activity (e.g., purchase and redemption history).
HOW WE HANDLE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION As emphasized above, we do not sell information about current or former clients or their accounts to third parties. Nor do we share such information, except when necessary to complete transactions at your request or to make you aware of related investment products and services that we offer. Additional details about how we handle your personal information include: a) To complete certain transactions or account changes that you direct, it may be necessary to provide identifying information to companies, individuals or groups that are not affiliated with the Advisor. For example, if you ask to transfer assets from another financial institution, we will need to provide certain information about you to that company to complete the transaction. b) In certain instances, we may contract with nonaffiliated companies to perform services for us. Where necessary, we will disclose information we have about you to these third parties. In all such cases, we provide the third party with only the information necessary to carry out its assigned responsibilities and only for that purpose. And we require these third parties to treat your private information with the same high degree of confidentiality that we do. In certain instances, we may share information with other financial institutions regarding individuals and entities in response to the U.S.A. Patriot Act. d) Finally, we will release information about you if you direct us to do so, if we are compelled by law to do so or in other circumstances permitted by law.
OPT OUT PROVISIONS We do not sell your personal information to anyone. The law allows you to “opt out” of only certain kinds of information sharing with third parties. The firm does not share personal information about you with any third parties that triggers this opt-out right. This means YOU ARE ALREADY OPTED OUT.
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HOW WE SAFEGUARD YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about clients to our employees and in some cases to third parties (for example, the service providers described above) as permitted by law. We maintain strict physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with federal standards to guard your nonpublic personal information.
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