Vincent Asset Management (“VAM”) believes in the importance of your privacy. And in order to preserve the integrity of the information you provide to us in opening an account with Vincent Asset Management, we want you to understand how we work to protect your privacy.
VAM restricts access to personal information about its customers to only those personnel and affiliates who must have the information in order to provide the services you are seeking. In some cases, unaffiliated third parties will be supplied with personal information because their access to such information is permitted or required by law and they need to know such information in order to assist VAM in providing the products and services you receive from us. Lastly, information may be shared with unaffiliated third parties whose access to such information is necessary in order for VAM to engage in joint marketing efforts with such third parties.
In providing you with the financial services you seek, VAM may collect the following types of nonpublic personal information from you: any information you may have included on your account application, including your name, address, social security number, any financial information about you; and, information regarding your trading or credit histories.
Rest assured that VAM will not sell your personal information to any third parties. Your personal information will remain subject to the strictest confidentiality protections. To the extent that we use unaffiliated third parties for electronic services, such providers will be subject to strict contractual requirements to maintain the confidentiality of any customer information they may obtain in connection with their services. Furthermore, we will disclose only the information necessary to provide such services.
In certain instances, legal authorities or regulatory agencies may require that we disclose certain customer information, which we will have the obligation to provide. In addition, we may be forced to disclose information to enforce our legal rights, or in order to perform credit checks or collect debts.
We recognize the importance of maintaining accurate customer information that is provided to you in various forms, including account statements and billing statements. If you ever notice that your information is inaccurate, please contact us. Upon your notification we will correct any inaccuracies.
There are a number of steps you can take to protect your information, including: 1) before you reveal any personally identifying information, find out how it will be used and whether it will be shared with others; 2) pay attention to your billing cycles and follow up with creditors if your bills don’t arrive on time; 3) guard your mail from theft; 4) deposit outgoing mail in post office collection boxes or at your local post office; and, 5) put passwords on your credit card, bank and phone accounts. If you suspect that your personal information, including social security number or account information has been misappropriated to commit fraud or theft, please contact: 1) your personal representative; 2) the fraud departments of each of the three major credit bureaus; 3) the creditors for any accounts that have been tampered with or opened fraudulently; and 4) your local police or the police in the community where the identity theft took place. You should also contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at 1-877-ID Theft or at www.consumer.gov/idtheft.
However, you can be confident that VAM will be held to the highest standards of security in protecting your privacy. A copy of this privacy notice may also be obtained by visiting or contacting our office.