Client Privacy Notice
This Privacy Notice is from Private Portfolios, Inc.. We are a Registered Investment Advisory Firm and we are in the business of providing investment advisory services to clients.
We are committed to safeguarding the confidential information of our clients. We hold all personal information provided to our firm in the strictest confidence. Our representatives may also be registered representatives of Securities America, Inc., (“SAI”) a registered broker-dealer that is not affiliated with our firm. We may also have relationships with other nonaffiliated investment advisor firms, such as Securities America Advisors, Inc. (“SAA”) an affiliate of SAI, insurance companies, trust companies, custodians and other financial institution entities. Except as required or permitted by law, we do not share confidential information about you with nonaffiliated third parties. In the unlikely event there were to be a change in this fundamental policy that would permit additional disclosures of your confidential information, we will provide written notice to you, and you will be given an opportunity to direct us as to whether such disclosure is permissible.
AN IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING OUR CLIENTS’ PRIVACY.
CLIENT INFORMATION WE COLLECT. We collect and develop personal information about you, and some of that information is nonpublic personal information ("Client Information"). The essential purpose for collecting Client Information is to provide and service the financial products and services you obtain from our firm. The categories of Client Information collected by us depend upon the scope of the engagement with us and are generally described below. As an Investment Advisor, we collect and develop Client Information about you in order to provide investment advisory services. Client Information we collect includes:
- Information we receive from you on financial inventories through consultation with our representatives. This Client Information may include personal and household information such as income, spending habits, investment objectives, financial goals, statements of account, and other records concerning your financial condition and assets, together with information concerning employee benefits and retirement plan interests, wills, trusts, mortgages and tax returns.
- Information developed as part of financial plans, analyses or investment advisory services.
- Information concerning investment advisory account transactions, such as wrap account transactions.
- Information about your financial products and services transactions with us.
DATA SECURITY. We restrict access to Client Information to those representatives and employees who need the information to perform their job responsibilities within our firm. We maintain agreements, as well as physical, electronic and procedural security measures that comply with federal regulations to safeguard Client Information about you.
USE AND DISCLOSURE OF CLIENT INFORMATION TO PROVIDE CLIENT SERVICE FOR YOUR ACCOUNTS. To administer, manage and service client accounts, process transactions and provide related services for your accounts, it is necessary for us to provide access to Client Information within our firm and to nonaffiliated companies such as SAI, SAA, other investment advisors, other broker-dealers, trust companies, custodians and insurance companies. We may also provide Client Information outside of our firm as permitted by law, such as to government entities, consumer reporting agencies or other third parties in response to subpoenas.
MEDICAL AND HEALTH INFORMATION. We may receive medical or health information on an application for insurance. We do not share that medical or health information with unrelated companies, except as necessary to process transactions on your behalf.
FORMER CLIENTS. If you close an account with our firm, we will continue to operate in accordance with the principles stated in this Notice.
REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL LAW. In November of 1999, Congress enacted the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act ("GLBA"). The GLBA requires certain financial institutions, including broker-dealers and investment advisors, to protect the privacy of Client Information. To the extent a financial institution discloses Client Information to nonaffiliated third parties other than as permitted or required by law, clients must be given the opportunity and means to opt out (or prevent) such disclosure. Please note that we do not disclose Client Information to nonaffiliated third parties except as permitted or required by law (e. g., disclosures to service your account or to respond to subpoenas).