PUBLIC PRIVACY NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS
Harris considers the preservation of your privacy a priority. In order to provide you with individualized service, we collect certain nonpublic personal information (“NPI” or “Personal Information”) about you from information you provide on applications and other forms (such as your name, address and Social Security number) and information about your transactions with us (such as purchases, sales and account balances). We may also collect such information through your account inquiries by mail, email or telephone. Harris processes this information in accordance with applicable privacy regulations.
We do not sell personal information. In addition, we do not disclose any NPI about you to anyone, except as permitted or required by law or as permitted by you in writing. In an effort to continue to tailor our products and services to meet your investing needs and to effect transactions you request or authorize, we may disclose the information we collect, as described above, to companies that perform administrative or marketing services on our behalf, including financial service providers, such as custodians; administrative and marketing service providers, such as printers and mailers; and our affiliates, all in an effort to enhance and improve client communications, services and products designed to meet our clients’ needs. These companies will use this information only for the services for which we hired them and are not permitted to use or share this information for any other purpose.
Clients who provide their personal information to Harris have specific rights regarding the information collected on them. Harris honors these rights and has dedicated processes and mechanisms to reply to individuals who chose to exercise their rights. Clients have the right to know what personal information is being collected and to whom the information is being disclosed, to access or obtain the personal information Harris has collected, to request the portability of their personal information, to correct or rectify the personal information collected on them, to delete personal information, and to restrict or object to the processing of information (“opt out”).
In order to further protect you, we also maintain strict internal security measures. We restrict access to your personal and account information to those employees who need to know that information to service your account. We also maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your nonpublic personal information, including the use of firewalls for our internet-based systems, encryption technologies, user authentication systems and access control mechanisms.
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Individuals including clients, prospects, third parties and employees can send their request to our privacy officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by filling out an online form or mailing a letter to: Harris Associates L.P., Privacy Officer, 111 S Wacker Dr #4600, Chicago, IL 60606, USA. Questions about the policy or requests for further information should be directed to this person. In some cases, Harris may need to ask for proof of identification before the request can be processed. Harris will inform the individual if it needs to verify his/her identity and the documents it requires.
Again, if you have any questions regarding our policy or need additional copies of this notice, please contact our privacy officer by using the addresses mentioned above or the compliance department at 1-312-646-3600.
Last Updated: January 1, 2020