At AL Hewitt, Inc., an independent financial planning firm, we are committed to safeguarding the confidential information of our clients. We hold all personal information and services we have provided to you in the strictest confidence.
As you know, we use health and financial information that you provide to us to help you meet your personal financial goals. However, all information will be guarded against any real or perceived infringements on your rights of privacy. Our policy with respect to your personal information is listed below.
- The employee, agent, or nonaffiliated parties (as permitted by law) working on your account are the only ones who will have access to your information. (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 and computer environment to ensure that your information is not placed at unreasonable risk.
- The categories of nonpublic personal information that we collect from a client depend upon the scope of the client engagement. This nonpublic personal information will include information about your personal finances, information about your health to the extent that it is needed for the planning process, information about transactions between you and third parties, and information from consumer reporting agencies.
- We require strict confidentiality in our agreements with unaffiliated third parties such as financial service companies, consultants, and auditors that require access to your personal information. Federal and state regulators also may review firm records as permitted under law.
- We do not provide your 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, for the time thereafter that such records are required to be maintained by federal and state securities laws, and for the amount of time consistent with the CFP Board of Ethics and Professional Responsibility. After this required period of record retention, all such information will be destroyed.
If you have any questions concerning our privacy policies, please contact us.