We value our clients’ trust and confidence and want you to understand what information Public Trust obtains, how we use this information, and how it is protected.
Non-Disclosure of Client Information
Public Trust maintains safeguards to comply with federal and state standards to guard each client’s nonpublic information. We do not share any nonpublic information with any nonaffiliated third parties except in the following circumstances:
As necessary to provide the service that the client has requested or authorized or to maintain and service the client’s account; and
As required by regulatory authorities or law enforcement officials who have jurisdiction over the investment adviser or as otherwise required by any applicable state open records law; and
To the extent reasonably necessary to prevent fraud and unauthorized transactions.
What Information Public Trust Obtains
Public Trust has a duty to protect the nonpublic personal information of its clients and to disclose to such clients the policies and procedures for protecting that information. Nonpublic personal information includes nonpublic “personally identifiable financial information” plus any list, description, or grouping of customers that is derived from nonpublic personally identifiable financial information. Such information may include financial information about our clients, information relating to services performed for or transactions entered into on behalf of clients, and data or analyses derived from such nonpublic personal information. Other information may include new account forms containing names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, custodial account information, and securities holdings information.
How We Use the Information
We may share personal information we collect about our clients, prospects, and former clients to service providers such as:
Unaffiliated service providers such as securities clearing houses, printers for delivery of statements, software firms, and other administrative services associated with your account(s).
Government agencies such as state securities divisions, tax reporting, or court orders.
Other organizations as permitted by law that protect your privacy such as fraud prevention.
Our registered representative(s) who may be independent correspondents of Public Trust.