Non-public information obtained by Merlotfinancials for purposes of providing services here under will not be furnished to third parties for any other purpose other than in furtherance of the services to be provided hereunder. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Merlotfinancials may disclose non-public information (i) to the extent such disclosure is required by court order or by a valid order of a governmental body governmental or quasi-governmental agency (ii) prior or after the time of disclosure such information becomes part of the public knowledge or literature, not as a result of any inaction or action of Merlotfinancials (iii) reasonably necessary for Merlotfinancials to enforce its legal rights in any dispute with that client; or (iv) is approved by Client, in writing, for release. Merlotfinancials does not disclose non-public personal information about its clients to any party except as permitted by law.
Sources of Personal Information
We collect personal information about you from meetings with you and on applications or other forms you have submitted to Merlotfinancials as well as information about your investments or transactions with us or others (such as third-party services providers or fund companies) from other sources.
How Merlotfinancials Protects the Confidentiality of Clients’ Non-public Personal Information
To Whom This Policy Applies
Access to and Correction of Information
Upon the written request of clients, we will make available for their review any file we may maintain for their personal Information; provided, however, that any information collected in connection with, or in anticipation of, any claim or legal proceeding will not be made available. If clients notify us that any Information is incorrect, we will review it. If we agree, we will correct our records. If we do not agree, clients may submit a short statement of dispute, which we will include in any future disclosure of the disputed Information.
“Opt Out” Provision