Privacy Policy

Since 1966, we at FCI Advisors (FCI) have been building relationships with our clients. These relationships have been built on trust and commitment. You have trusted us with your personal information and we are committed to keeping that trust.

FCI has always treated personal information as confidential, even though the world of information storage and protection has changed dramatically. Today, data can be stored and transmitted in ways we never would have imagined when FCI was founded. But technology, even with all its amazing capabilities, does not change our commitment or our responsibility to you, our client. We value our relationships highly and protect them in every way that we can. This protection begins with our treatment of the personal information you have chosen to share with us. We believe that you have the right to understand the ways in which we do that.

What information is, or may be, collected from you?

“Nonpublic personal information” is information that we obtain from you in the course of acting as your investment advisor. Examples of this type of information include:

  • Personal information such as name, address, phone number, date of birth, and social security numbers.
  • Financial information such as income, net worth, risk tolerance, account numbers, tax bracket, assets, and liabilities.
  • Personal family information such as names, addresses, and dates of birth of family members.

How is information collected?

We might collect nonpublic personal information about you from several sources:

  • Directly from you through meetings and phone calls.
  • From your account applications, advisory contracts, and other forms.
  • From nonaffiliated third parties such as your accountant, your attorney, or other professionals.
  • From members of your family.
  • From information received directly from your account custodians.

(Please note that we will not share any of your personal information with your attorney, accountant, other industry professionals, or family members without your prior permission. You may give us this permission by indicating your wishes on your advisory contract or by informing us in writing.)

With whom will we share your information?

We use your personal information in ways that help us to manage or administer your account. For example, we will use the information we have about you to process your requests and transactions, to provide you with additional information about our services or services of an affiliate, or to evaluate your financial needs. We also use your information in ways that help us administer our business. To do this, we may share your information with:

  • Your account custodians.
  • An affiliate with whom we contract for operational and account administration purposes.
  • A service designed to administer the proxyvoting process in accounts for whom we vote proxies.
  • Individuals with whom you have directed us to speak (such as your accountant, your attorney, or family members).
  • Our accountants for performance verification and annual audits.
  • Other consultants that we may hire from time to time to review our business and regulatory practices.
  • Regulators (such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and other law enforcement authorities when we are required to disclose your information by law).

We do not sell personal information to anyone. We will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information to nonaffiliated third parties unless we have your permission. Individuals or companies that we may hire to provide additional services are required to conform to our privacy standards.

What about email?

If you request it, we will communicate with you using email. Please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee the security of information you submit to us when it travels across the Internet. We have implemented a secure email solution that is available for your secure information to or from us. Contact our office for more information.

How do we protect your personal information?

All FCI employees are bound by a code of ethics that includes the responsibility to protect the confidentiality of client information. Only those employees who need nonpublic personal information about clients to do their jobs are given access to this information. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards (such as passwords, locked files, electronic firewalls, and employee education) to guard your nonpublic personal information.

When should you contact us?

We will continue to evaluate our efforts to protect your personal information and ensure that it is kept accurate and current. If you find any error in your personal information, need to make a change to that information, or have any questions about our policies, please contact us.

What happens if we change our privacy policies?

We reserve the right to change or update our policies. If we adopt material changes to our privacy policies, we will provide you with a new notice reflecting the new policies. We will never provide any confidential information to anyone other than those listed above without first giving you the opportunity to say no.

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