The following is the substance of the notice that will be used by the Firm until further notice:
When you use Stonegate Capital Partners as your broker-dealer, you entrust us not only with your hard-earned assets but also with your personal and financial data. We consider your data to be private and confidential, and we hold ourselves to the highest standards of trust in their safekeeping and use.
We collect nonpublic personal information about Stonegate Capital Partners' clients such as you from the following sources:
Federal law has established guidelines requiring advance notice of disclosing your non-public information to third-parties and giving you the opportunity to “opt-out”. We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about our customers or former customers to anyone, except as permitted by law, so in effect our customers are automatically “opted out”. Moreover, we will never release information about our customers or former customers unless one of the following conditions is met:
We only use information about you and your account to help us better serve your investment needs or to suggest services or educational materials that may be of interest to you.
Confidentiality and Security
We have the responsibility to protect all information about your public and non-public, personal and private financial information. Our safeguards include, but are not limited to, the following:
Although the Firm does not ordinarily obtain consumer reports (credit reports) on its clients, the Firm shall treat consumer reports with the same degree of confidentiality as the other non-public personal information it obtains.
Protection of Customer Records
Firm personnel will be instructed to exercise care to avoid placing documents containing confidential information in areas where they may be read by unauthorized persons and store such documents in secure locations (e.g. locked drawers, file cabinets, offices) when they are not in use.
Firm personnel are prohibited from discussing confidential information in public places such as elevators, hallways, restrooms, or at social gatherings.
Furthermore, we will continue to adhere to the privacy policies and practices described in this notice even after your account is closed or becomes inactive.
Scott Griffith, President