Financial companies share clients’ personal information in order to provide them services. Federal law allows consumers the right to limit some, but not all, information sharing. Federal law also requires financial companies to inform clients of how their personal information is collected, shared, and protected. Please read this notice carefully to understand what Mercer Global Advisors, Inc. (“Mercer Advisors”) does with clients’ personal information.
Mercer Advisors collects the following personal information about our clients:
- Social Security Number
- Credit card information
- Transaction history
- Retirement assets
- Investment experience
In the event that a client terminates their relationship with Mercer Advisors, their information will continue to be shared your as outlined in this notice.
Financial companies must share personal client information to operate their day-to-day business. Listed below are the ways in which financial companies can share their clients’ personal information; whether Mercer Advisors has elected to share; and if you are able to limit such sharing.
Please send all questions about this privacy notice, in writing, to: Mercer Global Advisors, Inc., Attention: Compliance Department, 1200 17th Street, Suite 500, Denver, Colorado 80202
|PURPOSES FOR WHICH CLIENTS’ PERSONAL INFORMATION CAN BE SHARED||Does Mercer Advisors|
share this information?
|Can clients limit this sharing?|
|Everyday business such as processing client transactions, maintaining their account(s), responding to court orders and/or legal investigations, or reporting to credit bureaus||Yes||No|
|Marketing to offer our services to clients||No||Not shared|
|Joint marketing with other financial companies||No||No|
|Affiliates’ everyday business (information about client transactions and experiences)||Yes||No|
|Affiliates’ everyday business (information about client creditworthiness)||No||Not shared|
|Affiliate marketing||No||Not shared|
|Nonaffiliate marketing||No||Not shared|
WHO WE ARE
Who is providing this notice? Mercer Global Advisors, Inc., a registered investment advisor, and its affiliates as listed below.
WHAT WE DO
How does Mercer Advisors protect clients’ personal information?
To protect clients’ personal information from unauthorized access and use, we employ security measures that comply with federal law. These measures include using digital safeguards and storing files in secure buildings.
Mercer Advisors maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect clients’ nonpublic personal information.
When does Mercer Advisors collect clients’ personal information?
We collect clients’ personal information when they:
- Open an account with us
- Make a deposit or a withdrawal
- Enter into an Investment Management Agreement
- Provide account information to their wealth management team
Additionally, we may receive information about clients from information services and consumer reporting agencies.
What types of information sharing can I limit?
Federal law allows consumers the right to limit only the following uses of client information:
- Sharing creditworthiness status with affiliates for their everyday business purposes
- Marketing by affiliates
- Marketing by nonaffiliates
State laws and individual companies may provide clients with additional rights to limit information sharing.
Companies related by common ownership or control. These can be financial and/or nonfinancial companies.
- Mercer Advisors affiliates include Mercer Advisors Insurance Services, LLC; Heim Young & Associates, Inc.; and Regis Acquisition, Inc.
Companies not related by common ownership or control. These can be financial and/or nonfinancial companies.
- Mercer Advisors does not share information with nonaffiliates for marketing purposes.
- Mercer Advisors shares information with third-party consultants for data processing and analytics reporting purposes.
A formal agreement between nonaffiliated financial companies that together market financial services to clients.
- Our joint-marketing partners include our custodians, subadvisors, retirement third-party administrators (TPAs), and other financial institution programs.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
This notice applies to individual consumers who are clients or former clients of Mercer Advisors. This notice replaces all previous privacy notices from Mercer Advisors and may be amended at any time. Any amendment made to this notice will be provided to clients as required by law. If a client closes their Mercer Advisors account(s) and/or transfers their account to another firm, we may share that client’s information with their new broker-dealer, custodian, and/or advisor during the transfer process.
Under Nevada law, you may request, in writing, to be placed on our internal “Do Not Call” list. Nevada law requires that we also provide you with the following contact information: Bureau of Consumer Protection, Office of the Nevada Attorney General, 555 E. Washington St., Suite 3900, Las Vegas, NV 89101. Phone: (702) 486-3132. Email: BCPINFO@ag.state.nv.us.
We will not share your personal information or browsing information with nonaffiliated third parties for marketing purposes, except after you have been informed by us about such sharing and had an opportunity to indicate that you do not want a disclosure made for marketing purposes.
We will not disclose information about your creditworthiness to our affiliates and will not disclose your personal information, financial information, credit report, or health information to nonaffiliated third parties to market to you, other than as permitted by Vermont law, unless you authorize us to make those disclosures.