We take your privacy seriously. We want you to understand what information we collect and how we use it. We collect and use "nonpublic personal information" from our new account forms to help us determine suitability for certain investments, as a tool in obtaining your investment objectives, and to satisfy the requirement of various regulatory agencies that govern us.
We do not disclose nonpublic personal information about you to non-exempt third parties. Proof of your permission is required before we will send information to non-exempt third parties. Examples of a situation requiring your approval includes requests for information to be sent to an accountant or in loan approvals.
We may also collect "nonpublic personal information" about you from data we receive from non-affiliated third parties, including consumer and industry reporting agencies.
We maintain physical and electronic safeguards to protect your nonpublic information.