At Puritan Brokerage Services, Inc. , we are committed to protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal and financial information. The measures we take to keep your personal information private and secure are outlined below.
Puritan Brokerage Services, Inc. has several affiliates, including Puritan Financial Group, Inc., Puritan Investment Advisors, Inc., Puritan Life Insurance Company, Inc. These companies, along with Puritan Brokerage Services Inc., are wholly owned subsidiaries of Puritan Financial Companies, Inc., a holding company. Since the affiliates are all part of one corporate family, they work with one another and may work together to service your financial needs. The sharing of your information among our affiliates enables us to serve you more efficiently and makes it more convenient for you to do business with us. All of our affiliates follow the same privacy policies, and references to “Puritan” in this policy will include all of the Puritan companies listed above.
How We Protect Confidential Information
Puritan uses administrative, technical and physical safeguards to store and secure personal and financial information about you that we receive from you in compliance with applicable federal laws and regulations. Our systems use reasonable measures to protect your information from unauthorized access, alteration, and destruction. Access is permitted only to those individuals within our organization who need the information to perform their job responsibilities.
When we enter into agreements with other companies to provide services to us or to make products and services available to you, we require such companies to give us reasonable assurances that they also will protect your information from unauthorized access, and use the information only for a proper purpose.
How We Obtain Information About You
In the normal course of business, we collect, retain and use information about you to serve your financial needs, administer your account(s) and inform you of products and services that may be of interest. This data, known as non-public personal information, may be collected from several sources, including: applications and other forms you file with us (e.g., name, assets, income), records of transactions with us, our affiliates, non-affiliated third parties and others (e.g., credit report). Because we strive to provide you with the best possible service, the accuracy and completeness of your personal information is important to us. We ask that you review your information regularly to ensure that it is correct. Please contact your account representative or Puritan directly if you need to correct or update your personal information.
Sharing Information – With Whom and Why
Puritan does not sell your personal information to anyone. We restrict the types of information we share and the types of entities with whom we share it. The primary reason for sharing information about you is to increase your convenience in transacting business with us and to give you more financial service choices.
We do not disclose your personal information to non-affiliated third parties, unless one of the following exceptions applies:
We disclose personal information to service providers that assist us in processing your transactions or servicing your account(s). An example would be the company that prints and mails your account statement. We may also disclose personal information to third party service providers in an effort to improve and better market the products and services we offer.
We disclose or report personal information in limited circumstances when we believe in good faith that disclosure is required or permitted under law. For example, we would provide information in cooperation with securities regulators or law enforcement authorities, to resolve consumer disputes, or to perform credit evaluations and authenticate checks.
A Puritan company is permitted by law to share information with its affiliates about your account history and your experiences for non-marketing purposes. A Puritan company will not share your transaction and experience information with another Puritan company for marketing purposes unless you consent or unless otherwise permitted by law.
Puritan employees use information about you to respond to your needs and to provide you with information about specific products in which you may have an interest. We instruct our employees to use strict standards of care in handling the personal, confidential information of customers and remind them on a regular basis of their obligations with regard to the confidentiality of customer information.
Browser Information and Passwords
We do not retrieve account or personal information from visitors who browse the public (pre-logon) areas of our Web sites. We may use standard internet tools, such as “cookies”, to enable better web site navigation to clients or web site visitors and to improve our web site. Clients who have the ability to access their accounts online are required to log on with their user name and individually selected password. Your password is known solely to you, the client, and should never be shared with anyone. You may change your passwords as often as you wish.
Each time you access your account please don’t forget to log off when you are finished. This will prevent someone else from accessing your account if you leave your computer and your session hasn’t automatically shut down.
Puritan Brokerage Services, Inc.
5085 W. Park Blvd, Ste 700
Plano, TX 75093
1 (800) 230-8415