At HJ Sims, an important part of our commitment to you is our respect for your right to privacy. Protecting all the information we are either required to gather or which accumulates in the course of doing business with you is a cornerstone of our relationship with you. While the range of products and services we offer continues to expand and the technology we use continues to change, our commitment to maintaining standards and procedures with respect to security remains constant.
The primary reason that we collect and maintain information is to more effectively administer our customer relationship with you. It allows us to identify, improve and develop products and services that we believe could be of benefit. It also permits us to provide efficient, accurate and responsive service to help protect you from unauthorized use of your information and to comply with regulatory and other legal requirements.
Various sources are used to collect information about you, including (i) information you provide to us at the time you establish a relationship, (ii) information provided in applications, forms or instructions completed by you, (iii) information about your transactions with us. In order to maintain the integrity of client information, we have procedures in place to update such information, as well as to delete it when appropriate. We encourage you to communicate such changes whenever necessary.
HJ Sims, does not disclose any nonpublic, personal information (such as your name, address or tax identification number) about our clients or former clients to anyone, except as permitted or required by law. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect such information and limit access to such information to those employees who require it in order to provide products or services to you.
We are also permitted to disclose nonpublic, personal information to unaffiliated outside parties who assist us with processing, marketing or servicing a financial product, transaction or service requested by you, administering such a transaction, product or service, and/or providing confirmations, statements, valuations or other records or information produced on our behalf.