We respect the privacy of our clients and visitors. We collect only such personal information as is needed to provide the information, service, or assistance that you request.
Information We Collect Automatically
If you visit our website to browse, read, or download information, your web browser automatically sends us (and we may retain) information such as the:
- Internet domain through which you access the Internet (e.g., yourServiceProvider.com if you use a commercial Internet service provider, or yourSchool.edu if you use an Internet account from your school);
- Internet Protocol address of the computer you are using;
- type of browser software and operating system you are using;
- date and time you access our site; and
- the Internet address of the site from which you linked directly to our site.
We may use this information as aggregate data to help us maintain this site, e.g., to determine the number of visitors to different sections of our site, to ensure the site is working properly, and to help us make our site more accessible and useful.
We will not use this information to identify individuals, except for site security or law enforcement purposes.
We will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information.
Other Information We Collect
If you choose to identify yourself (or otherwise provide us with personal information) when you use our online forms:
We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about our clients or former clients to anyone, except our service providers (e.g., the administrator, the prime broker, accountants, auditors) or unless permitted or as required by law.
Information That We Collect From Our Clients
In the course of providing products and services, we necessarily collect and maintain nonpublic information about you from the following sources:
- Information we receive from clients on subscription agreements or other forms, including name, address, date of birth, social security number, assets and income, and
- Information about client transactions.
How Long We Keep Information
We may keep information that will collect for an unlimited period of time.
Confidentiality and Security
Please note that electronic communication, particularly email, is not necessarily secure against interception. Please do not send sensitive data (e.g., Social Security, bank account, or credit card numbers) by email or web form.
We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about our clients to only those employees who need to know such information to provide services for you. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with industry standards to guard clients’ nonpublic personal information.
For site security purposes we employ software programs to monitor network traffic. Anyone using this system consents to the monitoring of their use by system or security personnel.
Unauthorized use, tampering with or modification of this system—or its supporting hardware or software—may violate federal or other statutes and may subject the violator to criminal and civil penalties. In the event of unauthorized intrusion, all relevant information regarding possible violation of law may be provided to law enforcement officials.