Privacy Policy: Our Commitment to Privacy

Bradley, Foster & Sargent has always been committed to maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and security of personal information entrusted to us by former, current and prospective clients. We are proud of our privacy practices, and we want you to know how we protect your information and how we use it to service your account. Our relationship with you is our most important asset.

We may amend our Privacy Policy from time to time. As required by law, we will send our current clients our most recent Privacy Policy at least annually.

Our Privacy Promise

While information is the cornerstone of our ability to provide superior service, our most important asset is our clients’ trust. Keeping client information secure, and using it only as our clients would want us to, is a top priority for all of us at Bradley, Foster & Sargent. Here is our promise to our clients:

  • We will safeguard, according to strict standards of security and confidentiality, any information you share with us.
  • We will permit only authorized employees, who are trained in the proper handling of client information, to have access to that information.
  • We will not reveal your information to any external organization unless we have previously informed you in disclosures or agreements, have been authorized by you, or are required by law.
  • Whenever we hire other organizations to provide support services, we will require them to conform to our privacy standards and to allow us to audit them for compliance.

Personal Information We May Collect and Share

We may obtain from you nonpublic personal information when you open an account. The information we collect may include name, address, phone number, email address, social security number and information about your interests, investment objective, and investment experience. Once you have an account with us, in order to administer your account and better serve you, we collect and maintain personal information about your transactions, including balances, positions and history, and may include your name or other data in an internal client list that reflects your account activities.

Non-Affiliated Third Parties Who May Have Access to Your Information

We may disclose information about you to third parties with your consent or at your direction (your attorney, trustee, or anyone else who represents you in a fiduciary capacity or has a legal interest in your account). In addition, we may be required to use your personal information to fulfill our regulatory obligations (government agencies, self-regulatory organizations, or other organizations subsequent to or in conjunction with an examination of our records and/or practices).

We will provide notice of changes in our information-sharing practices. If, at any time in the future, it is necessary to disclose any of your personal information in a way that is inconsistent with this policy, we will give you advance notice of the proposed change so that you will have the opportunity to opt-out of such disclosure.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact John Kirschner by mail at Bradley, Foster & Sargent, Inc., 185 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT 06103, by e-mail at jkirschner@bfsinvest.com or by telephone at (860) 241-4648.