Andrew Hill Investment Advisors, Inc. Privacy Notice
Andrew Hill Investment Advisors, Inc. ("AHIA") believes it is essential that we maintain the privacy of the nonpublic personal information provided to us and that we obtain in connection with providing our products and services to clients. AHIA views protecting its customers' private information as a top priority subject to the requirements of the Federal Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. AHIA has instituted policies and procedures to ensure that client information is kept private and secure.
AHIA limits the use, collection, and retention of such information to what we believe is necessary or useful to conduct our business and to provide and offer clients quality products and services, as well as other opportunities that may be of interest. Information collected may include, but is not limited to name, address, telephone number, tax identification number, date of birth, employment status, annual income, and net worth.
In providing products and services, we collect nonpublic personal information about our clients from the following sources:
- Information we receive from clients on applications or other forms (e.g. investment/insurance applications, new account forms, and other forms and agreements);
- Information about client transactions with us or others (e.g. broker/dealers, clearing firms, or other chosen investment sponsors); and
- Information we receive from consumer reporting agencies (e.g. credit bureaus), as well as other various materials we may use to put forth an appropriate recommendation, or to fill a service request.
AHIA does not disclose any nonpublic personal information about its clients or former clients to any non-affiliated third parties, except as permitted by law. While servicing a clients' account, AHIA may share some information with its service providers, such as transfer agents, custodians, broker-dealers, accountants and lawyers. Additionally, we will share such information where required by legal or judicial process, such as a court order, or otherwise to the extent permitted under the federal privacy laws.
AHIA restricts internal access to nonpublic personal information about clients to those associated persons of AHIA who need to access that information to provide services. As emphasized above, it has always been and will always be AHIA's policy never to sell information about current or former clients or their accounts to anyone. It is also AHIA's policy not to share information unless required to process a transaction, at the request of a customer, or required by law.
AHIA places strict limits on who receives specific information about client account(s) and other personally identifiable data. As a rule, we do not disclose nonpublic personal information we collect to others. However, because we rely on certain third parties for services that enable us to provide our advisory services to clients, such as our attorneys, auditors, other consultants, brokers, and custodians who, in the ordinary course of providing their services to us, may require access to information, we may share nonpublic personal information with such third parties.
AHIA may also disclose such information to others upon a client’s written instructions. Such written instructions may be amended, and/or rescinded at any time in writing. If a client prefers that we not disclose confidential personal information about them to non-affiliated third parties who provide a product or service that we feel would benefit them, the client may direct us not to make disclosures to such non-affiliated third parties via an opt-out provision. We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about clients to those persons associated with AHIA, who need access to such information in order to provide our products or services to clients. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal standards to guard clients’ nonpublic personal information. If a client decides to close his/her account(s) or become an inactive customer, we will adhere to the privacy policies and practices as described in this notice.