In addition, understanding a Client’s needs and wants, financial position, and family concerns enables Westcourt to ensure that all investment recommendations are suitable. This is both a regulatory requirement and consistent with sound business practices. Westcourt is committed to protecting its Clients’ privacy and the confidentiality of their personal information in our possession. If a Client’s relationship with Westcourt is terminated, Westcourt may be required to retain the information collected for legal or regulatory purposes.
Clients should advise their Westcourt representative or Westcourt’s Chief Compliance Officer of any changes to their personal information, such as a name or address change, to help ensure that Westcourt has the most current and accurate information on file. These changes may be provided to third parties described in this policy to maintain their legal and regulatory obligations and to ensure continuity of service to the Client.
We ask our Clients for no more personal information than is necessary.
Please note that a Client can withdraw his or her consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of his or her personal information unless Westcourt is required to collect, use, or disclose a Client’s personal information for legal, business, or contractual reasons. If a Client seeks to withdraw their consent in certain situations, Westcourt may not be able to provide, continue to provide, or obtain for a Client the products and/or services requested or to establish or continue its business relationship with the Client. In turn, this may affect the ability for certain third parties to be able to continue to provide a Client with the products and/or services. Clients should note that even if they withdraw their consent, they will still continue to receive any prescribed notices that Westcourt is required by law to provide to their Clients and information about their current investments. In the event Westcourt’s relationship with a Client ends, the personal information collected will be retained and/or destroyed in accordance with Westcourt’s legal and regulatory obligations.
We limit access to Clients’ personal information.
We prevent unauthorized disclosure of Clients’ personal information.
All Westcourt employees have been explicitly instructed to keep Clients’ personal information strictly private and confidential. All employees are required to sign Westcourt’s Compliance Manual that obliges them to respect and protect Clients’ personal information. Westcourt ensures that departing employees understand they remain contractually obliged to respect the privacy of Clients’ personal information. Should they be discarded, paper documents containing Clients’ personal information are first shredded.
We expect similar safeguards from our service providers.
We take privacy seriously.
We take privacy seriously.
Westcourt may change this policy from time to time. Clients will be notified by a notice posted on Westcourt’s website.