Privacy of Consumer Financial Information (SEC’s Regulation S-P), implementing the privacy provisions of the Gramm- Leach-Bliley Act (“GLBA”) with respect to financial institutions regulated by the SEC, requires financial firms to implement policies and procedures reasonably designed to safeguard customer records and nonpublic information.
Firms like FMB Wealth Management and FMB Retirement Services are required to: (1) provide a clear and conspicuous notice to its customers that accurately reflects its privacy policies and practices generally no later than when it establishes a customer relationship (“Initial Privacy Notice”), (2) provide a clear and conspicuous notice to its customers that accurately reflects its privacy policies and practices not less than annually during the continuation of the customer relationship (“Annual Privacy Notice”), and (3) deliver a clear and conspicuous notice to its customers that accurately explains the right to opt out of some disclosures of non-public personal information about the customer to non-affiliated third parties (“Opt-Out Notice”).
Your relationship with FMB Wealth Management and FMB Retirement Services is based on trust and confidence. To fulfill its responsibilities to you, FMB Wealth Management and FMB Retirement Services require that you provide current and accurate financial and personal information. You deserve to expect that FMB Wealth Management and FMB Retirement Services will protect the information you have provided in a manner that is safe, secure and professional. FMB Wealth Management, FMB Retirement Services and its employees are committed to protecting your privacy and to safeguarding that information.
Safeguarding Customer Documents
We collect non-public customer data in checklists, forms, in written notations, and in documentation provided to us by our customers for evaluation, registration, licensing or related consulting services. We also create internal lists of such data.
During regular business hours access to customer records is monitored so that only those with approval may access the files. During hours in which the company is not in operation, the customer records will be locked.
No individual who is not so authorized shall obtain or seek to obtain personal and financial customer information. No individual with authorization to access personal and financial customer information shall share that information in any manner without the specific consent of a firm principal. Failure to observe FMB Wealth Management or FMB Retirement Services procedures regarding customer and consumer privacy will result in discipline and may lead to termination.
Sharing Nonpublic Personal and Financial Information
FMB Wealth Management and FMB Retirement Services are committed to the protection and privacy of its customers’ and consumers’ personal and financial information. FMB Wealth Management and FMB Retirement Services will not sell any customer information or share such information with any non-affiliated third party except:
- When necessary to complete a transaction in a customer account, such as with the clearing firm or account custodians;
- When required to maintain or service a customer account;
- To resolve customer disputes or inquiries;
- With persons acting in a fiduciary or representative capacity on behalf of the customer;
- With rating agencies, persons assessing compliance with industry standards, or to the attorneys, accountants and auditors of the firm;
- In connection with a sale or merger of FMB Wealth Management’s or FMB Retirement Service’s business;
- To protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud, identity theft, unauthorized transactions, claims or other liability;
- To comply with federal, state or local laws, rules and other applicable legal requirements;
- In connection with a written agreement to provide investment management or advisory services when the information is released for the sole purpose of providing the products or services covered by the agreement;
- In any circumstances with the customer’s instruction or consent; or
- Pursuant to any other exceptions enumerated in the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
FMB Wealth Management and FMB Retirement Services does not sell customer nonpublic personal and financial information, ever. FMB Wealth Management and FMB Retirement Services does not share nonpublic personal and financial information with affiliated or unaffiliated third parties except under the circumstances noted above. Since sharing under the circumstances noted above is necessary to service customer accounts or is mandated by law, there are no allowances made for customers to opt out.
If you decide to close your account(s) or become an inactive customer, we will adhere to the privacy policies and practices as described in this notice. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time and you will be notified if any changes occur.