At JKR & Company Inc. (“JKR”) we recognize the importance of protecting your privacy and we have policies in place to maintain the confidentiality and security of your personal information. The following policy is designed to help you understand what information we collect from you and how we use that information to serve your account as your financial organization.
Types of Information We Collect
We collect personal information about you that is either provided to us by you or obtained by us with your authorization, including name, address, phone number, social security number, age, birth date, citizenship, and identification numbers such as driver’s license or passport. JKR considers your financial data to be private and confidential, and we hold ourselves to the highest standards of trust in their safekeeping and use.
In our day-to-day business, there can be a need to share information with third parties that you have chosen to do business with, such as Pershing LLC or Charles Schwab, JKR’s custodians. This information could consist of Public
Information, such as that listed in a phone book, or Nonpublic Information, such as your social security number, date of birth, identification number, etc.
We want you to know how we handle and protect your Nonpublic Information.
Sharing of Confidential Information
It is the policy of JKR to protect the privacy of any Nonpublic Information about past, present or prospective clients who are natural persons. It is our policy not to sell information under any circumstances and to limit disclosure of Nonpublic Information:
- to third parties who are authorized by law or rule of any regulatory authority to have the information (such as securities regulators);
- to persons who have been authorized to receive information in writing by the client whose Confidential Information is being shared (such as the client’s accountant or advisor);
- to third parties that perform services on our behalf (such as auditors, accountants, and attorneys, all of whom are subject to strict confidentiality requirements); and
- if necessary in providing our services to our clients.
How We Protect Nonpublic Information
We have implemented several procedures that we believe are reasonably designed to protect Nonpublic Information, if any, that we may obtain. These procedures include (1) keeping hard copies of documents containing Nonpublic Information in locked cabinets; (2) protecting electronic information by password, encryption or similar means; (3) limiting the persons at our JKR who have access to Nonpublic Information to only those persons that need the information to perform their duties; and (4) limiting access by service providers to Nonpublic Information to only those persons who are required by contract or law to maintain the confidentiality of Nonpublic Information.