Purpose for Collecting Personal Information
SMS Associates understands the importance of protecting your personal information. Personal information obtained during the registration process may be used by SMS Associates to open, maintain and secure your account and to improve SMS Associates ' service. You may obtain copies of, or amend the personal information previously provided by contacting our compliance department.
Disclosure of Personal Information
SMS Associates does not disclose your personal information to third parties other than in the following circumstances: (a) in connection with the business operations of SMS Associates to improve, maintain and service your account; (b) as required or allowed by applicable law or the by-laws, rules, regulations or polices of regulatory bodies having jurisdiction over the business and affairs of SMS Associates; (c) to SMS Associates ' legal or accounting professional advisors as may be required from time to time; and (d) in an aggregated form (i.e. not individual) for the purposes of statistical analysis of the business operations of SMS Associates. Otherwise, SMS Associates will seek your informed consent prior to disclosing any such personal information.
Protection of Information
SMS Associates protects your personal information by storing it in locations that are designed to prevent the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of that information. SMS Associates protects your account information by requiring you to enter a unique User Name and Password each time you want to access your account information. YOUR USER NAME AND PASSWORD ARE CONFIDENTIAL AND SHOULD NEVER BE DISCLOSED OR SHARED WITH ANYONE. You should immediately notify SMS Associates via telephone and in writing of any unauthorized use of your User Name and Password, or if you know or suspect that your User Name or Password have been lost or stolen.
Collection of Information
SMS Associates collects personally identifying information about you when you provide it. The information collected may include your name, address, telephone number and email address, as well as other personal information prescribed by law for the purposes of opening a brokerage account with SMS Associates.
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