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Advisors Institutional Privacy Policy -
A Commitment to Your Privacy

Effective January 1, 2011

At the Advisors Institutional Services ("Advisors") our most important asset is our relationship with you. We are honored that you have entrusted us with your financial affairs, and we are committed to safeguarding the privacy of information we maintain about you. Establishing and adhering to an effective privacy policy is an important part of that dedication.

Below, you will find details about Advisors's commitment to protecting your privacy, including the types of information we collect about you, and how we use and share that information.

Our privacy policy applies to all clients with whom we have a relationship and is also extended to each of our former clients.

Your Privacy Is Not for Sale

Simply put, we do not and will not sell your personal information to anyone, for any reason, at any time.

How We Collect Information About You

We collect personal information about you in a number of ways.
  • APPLICATION AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION.
    We collect information from you when you open an account. We may also collect information from consumer reporting agencies in the account-opening process. The information we collect may include your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, Social Security number, employment information and date of birth.

  • ACCOUNT HISTORY.
    Once you have opened an account with us, we collect and maintain personal information about your account activity, including your transactions. This information allows us to administer your account.

  • THIRD-PARTY INFORMATION PROVIDERS.
    We may collect information about you from information services and consumer reporting agencies to verify your identity.
Website Usage

When you visit our Website, our computer may use devices known as "cookies," graphic interchange format files (GIFs), or other similar Web tools to enhance your Web experience. These tools enable us to recognize you when you return to our site, to maintain your Web session while you browse, as well as help us provide you with a better, more personalized experience at Advisors.

How We Share Information About You

We provide access to information about you to our affiliated companies, outside companies and other third parties in certain limited circumstances, including:
  • to help us process transactions for your account;

  • when we use another company to provide services for us, such as printing and mailing your account statements;

  • when we believe that disclosure is required or permitted under law. For example, we may be required to disclose personal information to cooperate with regulatory or law enforcement authorities to resolve consumer disputes, to perform credit/authentication checks, or for risk control.
State Laws

We will comply with state laws that apply to the disclosure or use of information about you

Safeguarding Your Information, Maintaining Your Trust

We take precautions to ensure the information we collect about you is protected and is accessed only by authorized individuals or organizations.

Companies we use to provide support services are contractually obligated to maintain strict confidentiality and are not permitted to transfer such information to a third party except as required by law or as permitted by law to enable them to perform the specific services we have requested.

We restrict access to personal information by our employees and agents. Our employees are trained about privacy and are required to safeguard personal information.

We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect personal information.

Teaming Up Against Identity Theft

Identity theft is a serious concern to all of us. Safeguarding information to help protect you from identity theft is our priority. Advisors takes steps to protect you from identity theft by:
  • utilizing client identification and authentication procedures before initiating transactions;

  • ensuring our employees are trained to safeguard personal information about you.

You can also help protect your identity and accounts. Here are a few steps to remember:

  • Advisors will never request your account number, login password, or Social Security number in either a non-secure or unsolicited e-mail communication;

  • shred documents that contain personal information;

  • check your credit report regularly for unauthorized activity and protect your personal identification numbers (PINs) or personal data.
Greater Accuracy Means Better Protection

We are committed to keeping accurate, up-to-date records to help ensure the integrity of the information we maintain about you. If you identify an inaccuracy in this information, or you need to make a change to it, please contact us.

A Commitment to Keeping You Informed

We will provide you with advance notice of important changes to our information-sharing practices.

Contact Us with Questions

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us by email at .  

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