An important part of the relationship we have with our Clients and potential Clients is the information you share with us. We want you to know how we treat your private information.
As you will read, we keep personal information such as your Social Security Number and account balances confidential. We take steps to safeguard this data from anyone who should not have access to it. We do not sell this information to anyone. We store highly-sensitive information such as Social Security numbers and birthdays only in hard copy locked in a secure location. As a reminder please never send us this information by email.
In your dealings with Main Street Investments, you can expect that we will take the steps outlined below to keep the information we have about our customers confidential and secure.
In providing financial services and products to you, we collect certain nonpublic information about you. Our policy is to keep this information confidential and strictly safeguarded, and to use or disclose it only as needed to provide services to you, or as permitted by law. Protecting your privacy is important to us.
Information We Collect
The nonpublic personal information we have about you includes what you give us when you open an account or communicate with us. This may include:
- Your name and address
- Social Security Number
- Investment objectives and experience
- Financial circumstances
- Account balance and account transactions.
Information We Disclose
We disclose nonpublic personal information about you to third parties that we hire to help us provide products and services to you, or as permitted by law or authorized by you. We do not sell your personal information to anyone.
How Information Is Used
We use information about you to provide our asset management services to you, such as managing your investment account. We may disclose this information to third parties as permitted by law, including the outside broker-dealers, custodians, administrators, transfer agents, accountants or attorneys that we need to use to provide our services to you. From time to time, we must give information about our business to regulatory authorities. This may include personal information about you.
We do not sell personal non-public information about our Clients or potential Clients to anyone.
How Information Is Safeguarded
We have procedures in place that we believe are reasonably designed to protect the security and confidentiality of your information. These include confidentiality agreements with companies we hire to help provide services to you, password-protected user access to our computer files and strict confidentiality policies that apply to all Main Street Investments personnel.