Your Privacy Is Important To Me
I value you as a customer and take your personal privacy seriously. I am committed to maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and security of your personal information. When you provide personal information, I believe that you should be aware of my policies to protect the confidentiality of that information. I will inform you of my policies for collecting, using, securing, and sharing nonpublic personal information the first time I do business and every year that you are my customer.
Information I May Collect
I collect and use information that I believe is necessary to open your account, to process your transactions, to advise you about my products and services, and to provide you with customer service. I may collect and maintain several types of information needed for these purposes from the following sources:
- Information I receive from you on applications or other forms; and
- Information about your transactions with my affiliates, others, or me.
How I Use Information About My Customers
I think that my ability to share financial information within my company enables me to more effectively serve my customers in several ways. By knowing about investors' finances and goals, I am better informed to make suitable investment recommendations. Information-sharing protects individuals against fraud by enabling me to more precisely monitor and detect where and when fraud may occur.
Protecting The Security and Confidentiality of Information
It is my policy to assure that the information that I have about my customers is accurate. It is my policy that information that I have about my customers is highly confidential and should only be available to persons who have a need for the information to properly service a customer's account, act upon a customer's request or to fulfill that person's job responsibility within my company. I restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those employees with a legitimate business need for the information. I maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal standards to guard your nonpublic personal information.
There are two types of information sharing--information sharing with my affiliates and information sharing outside of Meridian Wealth Advisors, LLC. I do not sell customer information. I do not provide customer information or account numbers to persons or organizations outside of Meridian Wealth Advisors, LLC who are doing business on my behalf for their own marketing purposes
Information I May Share
I am permitted by law to share nonpublic information about you with third parties for the following purposes:
- To complete a transaction.
- To produce a consolidated or non-consolidated account statement.
- To service your account.
- To cooperate with regulators or law enforcement authorities.
- To resolve customer disputes.
- In order to perform our responsibilities as listed above, I may be required to disclose to third parties the following kinds of nonpublic personal information about you:
- Information that I receive from you on applications and other forms, such as your name, address, social security number, assets, net worth, income and tax status; and
- Information about your transactions with my affiliates, others, or myself such as your account size, payment history, parties to transactions, and trading frequency.
Categories of Third Parties To Whom I May Provide Information
Information I share about you may be disclosed to my affiliates or to companies I hire to provide support services, such as carrying and executing broker/dealers, clearing firms, custodians, mutual fund distributors, portfolio managers, insurance companies, independent auditors and accountants. I may be required to disclose your nonpublic personal information to regulators or law enforcement authorities.
Companies I hire to provide support services are required by me to protect, to keep confidential and to restrict the use of your nonpublic personal information. I do not disclose customer account numbers to any third parties for use in telemarketing, direct mail marketing, or other marketing through electronic mail to the consumer.
I may disclose nonpublic personal information about my former customers to the same extent as for my current customers.
Your Choice To Share Information
The law permits me to share your identifying information and information about your transactions with nonaffiliated third parties for the purposes described above. I do not share your information with nonaffiliated third parties for any other reasons. Therefore, wI am not providing an opt-out provision for information shared with nonaffiliated third parties.
The law permits me to share your identifying information and information about your transactions with my affiliated parties. Unless you tell me not to, I may share other information with my affiliates, including information that I receive from you on applications and other forms, or information that I receive from a consumer reporting agency. If you prefer that I not share these kinds of information with my affiliates, you may direct me not to share this information by calling me at the following phone number: (505) 828-2220.