Privacy Policy

Last Modified: 11/15/2021

Overview

Your relationship with us is based on trust and confidence. This privacy policy notice ("Privacy Policy" or "Policy"), which was last updated October 1, 2021, describes the ways Liberty Group Holdings, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively referred to as "Liberty Group" or "LG") collect, store, use, disclose, and protect the privacy of the personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information we may collect from you or that you may provide.  Our goal is to treat the information you furnish us with the utmost respect following this Policy and safeguard and protect the information you have provided securely and professionally.  We remain committed to this objective.

What is Personally Identifiable Information?

Personally identifiable information ("PII") describes the information associated with you. It can be used to identify you and includes your name, address, phone number, zip code, e-mail address, and other similar data. Non-personally identifiable information ("non-PII") refers to information that does not identify a specific person or is publicly available.  Non-PII may include, for example, your IP address, browser type, domain names, access dates, and similar information.

Categories of Information We Collect

The types of personal information we collect and share will depend on the product or service with us. Confidential personal data collected about you can include but not be limited to:

  • information we receive from you via applications or other forms, such as your name, address, phone or social security number, occupation, assets, income,
  • investment experience and other financial and family information, and
  • information about your transactions with us or the brokerages, banks, and custodians with whom you hold investment or cash accounts, which may include account numbers, holdings, balances, transaction history, and other financial and investment activities, among others.

How We Collect Your Information

We collect your personal information; for example, when you seek investment advice, tell us about your investment portfolio(s), open an account, make account deposits or withdrawals, or provide your income details. We also collect your personal information from others, such as our affiliates or other companies.

We do not knowingly solicit information from or knowingly market our products or services to children.

How We Use Your Information

We may use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information, for any purpose, including but not limited to:

  • personalize our contact with you, or verify your identity when accessing our services,
  • compare information for accuracy and record verification,
  • provide information, materials, products, or the services you request,
  • improve, modify, customize, and measure our services,
  • develop new products and services,
  • send you administrative messages, content, and other services and features in which we believe you may be interested,
  • provide you with information about our products and services, including while you are on our website online services or after you visit such online services,
  • contact you for the potential purchase of insurance or other financial products,
  • operate, provide, improve, and maintain our website or to prevent abusive and fraudulent use of our website or enforce our Terms of Use and any other agreements between you and our firm, and
  • for any other administrative and internal business purposes permitted by law.

Sharing Non-public Personal & Financial Information

All financial companies need to share customers' personal information to run their everyday business and provide services.  Even when required to do this, we are committed to the protection and privacy of your personal and financial information. We will share your personal information with only those non-affiliated third-party service providers authorized to use your data as necessary to support our business operations, such as:

  • when necessary to complete an account transaction such as with the clearing firm or account custodians,
  • when required to maintain or service an account,
  • for marketing services,
  • when requested by a fiduciary or beneficiary on the account,
  • when required by a regulatory agency, or for other reasons required or permitted by law,
  • to our attorneys, accountants, or compliance consultants,
  • to provide customer service or resolve customer disputes,
  • to provide data storage, payment, or technology support and services, or
  • for risk solution provisions, analytics, or fraud prevention,
  • in connection with a sale or merger of our business, or
  • in any circumstance that has your instruction or consent.

The personal information we share for business purposes may include any categories of personal information identified in this Privacy Policy that we may collect.

Protection of Personal Information

We maintain various security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We restrict access to your personal and account information to those employees who need to know the information to provide products or services to you.  We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to guard your data and use security measures that comply with federal law, such as computer protections and secured files and buildings.  Although no business can completely guarantee that information will remain free from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, or alteration, we make consistent, diligent, and good faith efforts to maintain information security, utilizing safety measures designed to prevent unauthorized access or use.

Internet Use

You can visit us on the Internet at www.libertygroupllc.com without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself, including your e-mail address. In this case, our web servers may collect the name of the domain you used to access the Internet, such as www.aol.com, the website you came from and visited next, and other data.  We use this data to monitor site performance and to make the site easier and more convenient to use.  Please visit us at www.libertygroupllc.com to review our entire website, "Terms of Service."

Sharing Information & Consumer Choice

When you provide information to us, we may share your information, to the extent provided by applicable law, with our affiliated companies and third parties to fulfill your requests and offer you other services that may be of interest to you. Your information is not shared with any third party unless requested by you or permitted by law. Under no circumstance will we sell or transfer your information to any ad network, ad exchange, data broker, or other advertising or monetization-related service. We may also aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns, and services and provide these statistics to third parties; however, when we do, the statistics will exclude any personal information that identifies individuals. We will not provide your personal information to mailing list vendors or solicitors and require strict confidentially in our agreements with unaffiliated third parties that require access to your data, including financial service companies, consultants, and auditors.  Federal and state securities regulators may review our Company records and your records as permitted by law.  Federal law gives you the right to limit sharing information about your creditworthiness for affiliates' everyday business purposes, affiliates from using your information to market to you, and sharing for non-affiliates to market to you.  State and international laws and individual companies may provide you with additional rights to limit sharing.

Notification In the Event of Data Breach

Although we make good faith efforts to maintain your information securely, no firm or individual can guarantee shared information will remain free from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, or alteration. If an unauthorized party breaches your personally identifiable information, we will comply with applicable state laws in notifying you of the breach.

Former Customers

Personally identifiable information about you will be maintained while you are a client and for the crucial period after that, as federal and state securities laws require if you close your account(s) or become an inactive customer.  After that time, information may be destroyed.

Accessing or Correcting Your Information

You may access your data collected by us by sending a request to the address listed below. If you believe that an error has been made in the accuracy of the information collected from you, we will correct such error upon adequate verification of the error and the person's identity seeking the correction.  If you wish to access, remove, or correct any personally identifying information you have supplied to us or if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you may contact us by sending a letter via the U.S. Mail to:

Liberty Wealth Management, LLC

411 30th Street, 2nd Floor

Oakland, CA 94609

Telephone:   510.658.1880

Fax:  510.658.1886

info@libertygroupllc.com

www.libertygroupllc.com

 

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify or supplement LWM's Privacy Policy statement at any time. If we make any material changes, we will notify our existing clients and update our website to reflect such changes, including disclosing the Policy's last revised date.

 

Specific State & Residence Requirements

California This additional information is provided for purposes related to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, as amended (the "CCPA"). It applies to the personal information and Liberty Group companies subject to CCPA.  California law provides you with specific rights regarding your personal information, including the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about the collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months and the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we have collected from you, subject to certain exceptions.  To make such a request, contact us at  www.info@libertygroupllc.com and indicate in your message that you are making a CCPA request.  Please note that we are only required to respond to two such requests per customer each year.  You also have the right not to be discriminated against if you exercise any of your rights under California privacy law.

We may have collected the following categories of personal information of California residents whom we conducted business/visited our website in the past 12 months:  identifiers such as a name, title, biographical information (from other sources in the course of our business), social media identifiers, physical address, Internet Protocol address, e-mail address, or other, similar identifiers.  Internet or other electronic network activity information is collected and used for the purposes disclosed in this Privacy Policy.  We do not sell the personal information of or clients or visitors to our website and have not done so in the past 12 months. We may have disclosed any of the above categories of personal information according to an individual's consent or under a written contract with a service provider for a business purpose in the past 12 months.  To prevent unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, and to ensure the correct use of information, we are committed to data security and employ physical, technical, and administrative procedures to safeguard the personal information we collect from you, our website, and the personal information we collect online. All our employees and any third parties we employ to process your personal information are obliged to respect its confidentiality. However, please be aware that the transmission of information through the Internet is not secure. Although we seek to protect your information as described herein, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to our website or otherwise to us; you transmit such information at your own risk. We regularly review our Privacy Policy to ensure that it provides an appropriate level of protection for your personal information and may revise it to keep it current with industry standards. If we make any material changes, we will notify our existing clients and update our website to reflect the changes, including the date the policy was last revised.  You may check our website or call us directly at 510.658.1880 to ensure you are current and updated on our Privacy Policy and practices. Should you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please e-mail us at www.info@libertygroupllc.com,  contact us at the number provided above., or write us at 411 30th Street, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94609.

Nevada Nevada law requires us to disclose that you may request to be placed on LWM's internal "Do-Not-Call" list at any time by calling.  We are providing this notice to you according to state law. You may obtain further information by contacting the Nevada Attorney General at 555 E. Washington Avenue, Suite 3900, Las Vegas, NV 89101, T: 702.486.3132,                                   

E: BCPINFO@ag.state.nv.us.

Vermont We will automatically limit sharing of your information.
Notice To European Union Members Data subjects in the European Union have the following principal rights under data protection law:  1.  the right to withdraw consent, 2.  the right to access, 3.  the right to rectification, 4.  the right to erasure, 5.  the right to restrict processing, 6.  the right to data portability, 7.  the right to object to processing, 8.  the right not to be subject to decisions made solely on automated processing, and 9.  the right to complain to a supervisory authority.

 

Questions

Please contact us directly at 510.658.1880, www.info@libertygroupllc.com, or 411 30th Street, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94609 you have any questions or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy or business practices.