PRIVACY NOTICE TO OUR CUSTOMERS AND CLIENTS
We consider it our great privilege to serve your financial and insurance needs.
United Asset Strategies, Inc. is committed to safeguarding customer information.
We strongly believe in protecting the confidentiality and security of information we collect about you.
Congress has passed the Graham-Leach-Bliley Act (the Act), which deals, in part, with how financial companies treat non-public personal information. The Act requires financial companies to provide customers with notice of their privacy policies. Below you will find our policies and practices for collecting, disclosing and safeguarding non-public personal information, which may include financial and other customer information. We are committed to your privacy. We take great care to protect the security of your customer information and to control how it may be used. We appreciate the opportunity to set forth our privacy practices for you.
Information Collected: In the course of serving or administering your customer relationship, we collect a variety of nonpublic, personal information that is provided by you, as well as other sources, and may include:
- Information we receive from you, such as your name, address, social security number, assets and income, as provided, for example, on certain applications, investment advisory contracts or other forms; and
- Information about your transactions and balances such as payment history, parties to transactions and account history.
The information we collect is based on services we may provide to you. This information is used and shared as described in this notice.
Information Protected: We treat your information in a confidential manner.Our employees are required to protect the confidentiality of information Employees may access information only when there is an appropriate reason to do so, such as administer or offer products or services. We also maintain safeguards to protect information and have procedures in place to ensure your information is protected. Employees are required to comply with our established procedures.
We use or share your information only in a limited and carefully controlled manner. For example, the information we collect is used for purposes such as:
- To identify you in order to protect against fraud and guard against unauthorized access to your information;
- To enable us to complete your transactions quickly and efficiently and to provide you with quality customer service; and
- To better serve your relationship by understanding which products may be the right match for your needs and telling you about new offers that may be of interest to you.
Information Disclosed: We do not sell your information to any third parties, nor do we disclose your information or information about you to anyone except as permitted by law.We do not share your information with any non-affiliated third-parties, except:i) as necessary to effect, administer, or enforce a transaction that you request or authorize; ii) in connection with processing or servicing a financial product or service you authorize; and/or, iii) in connection with maintaining or servicing your account.Your information may also be disclosed and shared as permitted by law and among the United affiliates listed above.
Except as described above, your information will not be shared with any third parties. However, in the event that we are required by law or authorized by you to share your information with government agencies, courts, parties to lawsuits, or regulators, we will share only the information that we are required by law to share or authorized by you to share.