- Your personal information is gathered for business purposes only;
- Personal information is shared only with those individuals or third parties who have a business or regulatory reason to access that information;
- Your personal information remains confidential and is never sold to an outside agency or third party for any reason.
At the time you open an account with Feltl certain information about you is collected by your Investment Executive (“IE”) and is periodically updated for changes in your personal situation. When you open a securities account Feltl and its IE, have an obligation to collect certain personal information about you or the account owner. This is a practical and regulatory requirement since the IE can make appropriate recommendations only after having sufficient knowledge and information.
The personal information we collect about you includes your name, address, taxpayer identification number, date of birth, number of dependents, citizenship, occupation, income, total assets, liquid assets, investment experience, investment objectives and tolerance for market risk.
For legitimate business purposes we may share the personal information described above with the following non-affiliated third parties:
- Companies with whom you have requested a relationship, such as issuers of private debt or equity securities, mutual fund and insurance companies, banks, attorneys and accountants;
- Governmental agencies and Regulatory authorities required by law;
- Companies under contract to perform services for Feltl such as statement venders, data processing and software providers and the provider of clearing services.
Your account is carried by National Financial Services LLC (“NFS”), a Fidelity Investments Company. Feltl has contracted with NFS to act on our behalf, in the capacity of our clearing firm. Your personal information is provided to NFS, in order for them to provide bookkeeping services, receive and distribute cash and securities, hold assets in your account and generally perform the clearing functions. A copy of NFS’s Privacy Statement is available at www.nationalfinancial.com/legal/privacy.html
Access to your personal information is limited to your IE and those employees who need it to conduct our business. Our employees are required to protect the confidentiality of your personal information, and must follow established procedures to do so. Employees are instructed and educated as to their obligations and we employ electronic safeguards to ensure compliance with our established procedures.