This notice is for your information. No Response is required. We Respect Your Privacy
Capital Analysts, Inc., Lincoln Investment Planning, Inc., its affiliates, advisors, representatives, and staff place a high value on the trust and confidence our clients place in us. We believe that confidence must be earned and validated through time. In today's world, technology allows for the sharing of information at light speeds so trust must be backed up by our sincere pledge to take the steps necessary to ensure that the information you share with us is treated with respect and confidentiality. Our Pledge to Our Clients
We collect only the information we need to serve you and administer our business. We are committed to keeping your information confidential and we place strict limits and controls on the use and sharing of your information. We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of your information. We collect, retain and use customer information to aid in providing you with the most appropriate investment recommendations possible and believe it will help provide a better customer service experience. This information comes to us from a variety of sources. It can include information you provide on applications or forms such as name, address, social security number, date of birth, income, beneficiaries or trustees, and information about account transactions (such as purchases, sales and account balances). The information could be received while you are a client of our firm and/or could have been collected by your representative prior to joining our firm. We Place Strict Limits and Controls on the Use and Sharing of Your Information
We do not disclose any non-public personal information about you or former clients to anyone, except as permitted by law and as set forth in this document. Specifically, so that we and/or our registered representatives may continue to offer products and services that best meet your investing needs, and to effect transactions that you request, we may disclose information to our employees, affiliates, registered representatives and their affiliated businesses, and companies that perform administrative or marketing services on our behalf. These companies include product sponsors, our clearing firm, reporting agencies (pursuant to Anti-Money Laundering requirements), transfer agents, and printers and mailers that assist us in the distribution of investor materials. As stated in our agreements with these companies, they will only use non-public information for the services for which we have specified, and are not permitted to use or share this information for any other purpose. These firms are required to have policies and procedures to protect your confidential information.
Access to your information will be provided only to authorized affiliates (including other companies owned by Lincoln Investment); employees; vendors including those permitted by law in order to prevent fraud, control risk, resolve complaints or as otherwise required by law; credit reporting agencies; registered associates; and staff members who require the information to facilitate and administer your business. We maintain (and require these authorized parties to maintain) physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with federal and state standards to protect this information. If the representative serving your account(s) leaves our firm to join another firm, he or she may retain copies of your personal information to continue to service you at the new firm, but is otherwise required to keep confidential the personal information obtained from you while affiliated with us. Under no circumstances do we sell this information to any person or entity. We will not sell or share your personal financial information with anyone for purposes unrelated to our business function without offering you the opportunity to "opt-out" or "opt-in" as required by law at that time. If you decide at some point to close your account or become an inactive client, we will continue to adhere to the privacy policies and practices described in this notice. This policy is applicable to Capital Analysts, Inc. and Lincoln Investment Planning, Inc.