Trusted Financial Advisors, an independent financial planning firm, is committed to safeguard the confidential information of its clients. We hold all personal information provided to our firm in the strictest confidence. These records include all personal information we collect from you in connection with any of the services provided by Trusted Financial Advisors.
We have never disclosed information to non-affiliated third parties, except as permitted by law, and do not anticipate doing so in the future. If we were to anticipate such a change in our policy, we would be prohibited under law from doing so without advising you first. As you know, we use personal and financial information that you provide to help us meet your personal financial goals while guarding against any real or perceived infringements of your rights of privacy. Our policy with respect to personal information about you is listed below.
- We limit employee access to information only to those who have a business or professional reason of knowing, and only to non- affiliated parties as permitted by law. (For example, Federal regulations permit us to share a limited amount of information about you with a brokerage firm in order to execute securities transactions on your behalf, or so that our firm can discuss your financial situation with your accountant or lawyer).
- We maintain a secure office environment to ensure that your information is not placed at unreasonable risk. The categories of non-public personal information we collect from a client depend upon the scope of the client engagement. It will include information about your personal finances, information about your health, to the extent that it is needed for the planning process, information about the transactions between you and third parties, and information from consumer reporting agencies.
- For unaffiliated third parties that require access to your personal information, including financial service companies, consultants and auditors, we also require strict confidentiality in our agreements with them and expect them to keep this information private. Federal and State regulators may also review firm records as permitted by law.
- We do not provide personally identifiable information to mailing list vendors or solicitors for any purpose. Personally identifiable information about you will be maintained during the time you are a client, and for the required time thereafter to be maintained by federal and state securities laws, and consistent with CFP Board Code of Ethics and Financial Responsibility. After this required period of record retention, all such information will be destroyed.