We are required by law to inform our clients of their policies regarding privacy of client information. We are bound by professional standards of confidentiality that are even more stringent than those required by law. Federal law gives the client the right to limit some but not all sharing of personal information. It also requires us to tell you how we collect, share, and protect your personal information.
We collect nonpublic personal information about you that is either provided to us by you or obtained by us with your authorization. This can include but is not limited to your Social Security Number, Date of Birth, Banking Information, Financial Account Numbers and/or Balances, Sources of Income, and Credit Card Numbers or Information. When you are no longer our client, we may continue to share your information only as described in this notice.
All Investment Advisers may need to share personal information to run their everyday business. In the section below, we list the reasons that we may share your personal information:
If you are a new client we may begin sharing your information on the day you sign our agreement. When you are no longer our client, we may continue to share your information as described in this notice. However, you can contact us at any time to limit our sharing.
To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures that comply with federal law, including computer safeguards and secured files and building.
Federal law allows you the right to limit the sharing of your NPI by “opting-out” of the following: sharing for non-affiliates’ everyday business purposes – information about your creditworthiness; or sharing with affiliates or non-affiliates who use your information to market to you. State laws and individual companies may give you additional rights to limit sharing. Please notify us immediately if you choose to opt out of these types of sharing.
DEFINITIONS: Affiliates are companies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non-financial companies; Non-affiliates are companies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non-financial companies; Joint marketing is a formal agreement between non-affiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you.
We take email security very seriously and therefore, when emailing you NPI, we will send to you with an encryption process. This will be sent with either Microsoft's Office 365 Message Encryption that will require you to obtain a One Time Passcode through the system; or through Sharefile, where GCD retains all other secure documents on your behalf. Contact us if you have any issues opening any such emails. We strongly encourage clients to send us their documents securely as well. To do so, upload to the staff member you are working with.