We obtain nonpublic personal information about our clients from the following sources:
- Applications or other forms
- When you create a user ID and password for online account access
- When you enroll in our electronic document delivery service
- Your transactions with us, our affiliates or others
- Technologies on our website, including: “cookies” and web beacons, which are used to collect data on the pages you visit and the features you use
If you visit www.retiresmarterinc.com and do not log on to the secure account information areas, we do not obtain any personal information about you. When you do log on to a secure area, we do obtain your user ID and password to identify you. We also use this information to provide you with products and services you have requested, and to inform you about other products and services that you may be interested in.
We do not collect personal information through our website unless you voluntarily provide it to us, either directly in those areas of the website that request information or by email. To update your personal information (including your mailing address, email address and phone number) you must first log on and edit your user profile.
PROTECTION OF INFORMATION
We do not disclose any non-public personal information (such as names on our client list) about current or former clients to anyone, except as permitted by law.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
Copies of confirmations, account statements and any other documents reporting activity in your accounts are made available to your advisor (as designated by you). We may also use details about you and your retirement investments and objectives to help us, our financial service affiliates, or firms that jointly market their insurance and financial products and services with ours, to better serve your needs throughout your retirement or educational material that may be of interest to you. If this requires us to provide you with an opportunity to “opt in” or “opt out” of such information sharing with a firm not affiliated with us, you will receive a notification on how to do so, before any sharing takes place.
RIGHT OF REFUSAL
We will not disclose your personal information to unaffiliated third parties (except as permitted by law), unless we first offer you a reasonable opportunity to refuse or “opt out” of disclosure.
INTERNET SECURITY & ENCRYPTION
In general, the email services provided by this website are encrypted and provide a secure and private means of communication with us. To protect your own privacy, confidential and/or personal information should only be communicated via email when you are advised that you are using a secure website.
As a security measure to protect your privacy, we do not include personal or account information in non-secure emails, and we advise you not to send such information to us in non-secure emails. Instead, you may take advantage of the secure features of our website to encrypt your email correspondence. To do this, you will need to use a browser that supports Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
- All transactions conducted via our websites are secured by the highest encryption standards available. SSL is used to establish a secure connection between your PC and Retire Smarters’ server. It transmits information in an encrypted and scrambled format.
- Encryption is achieved through an electronic scrambling technology that uses a “key” to code and then decode the data. Encryption acts like the cable converter box you may have on your television set. It scrambles data with a secret code so that no one can make sense of it while it is being transmitted. When the data reaches its destination, the same software unscrambles the data.
- You can exit the secure area by either closing your browser, or for added security, you can use the Log Out button before you close your browser.
OTHER SECURITY MEASURES
We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your personal account information. Our employees and advisors have access to that information only so that they may offer you products or provide services, for example, when responding to your account questions.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
You can also do your part to keep your account information private and to prevent unauthorized transactions. When you obtain a user ID and password for your account, safeguard that information. Also, take special care when accessing your account on a computer used by others. Strengthening your online credentials–your online profile–user name, password, and security questions and answers, can be one of your most important lines of defense while on the Internet. For additional information on privacy and how you can help prevent identity theft, visit Retire Smarters’ Security Policy.
Retire Smarter, Inc., and its subsidiaries, are referred to in the notices that follow as Retire Smarter or “we” or “our.”
THIRD-PARTY CONTENT, PRODUCTS & SERVICES (Including Links)
When you visit our site, we may collect certain technical information, such as browser type, internet address, pages visited, etc. This information may be used, for example, to alert you to software compatibility issues or to resolve technical problems, or it may be analyzed to better serve your needs.
We permit links from other websites and may permit links to this website simply as a convenience to visitors. The existence of a specific link does not indicate any endorsement by us. Unless otherwise indicated, the linked sites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the content of any other site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. We make no representations about the accuracy or completeness of the information contained on any other site and assume no liability for the content or presentation of those sites.
We are not responsible, and assume no liability, for content displayed on this website that may be provided by another party. We are not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of any such content or their privacy standards.
PERMISSIBLE USE OF MATERIALS
You may download or print a copy of the information or materials contained on this website provided that the copy retains all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. Any other copying, republication or redistribution, reproduction, uploading, posting, or transmittal of the text or graphics of this website, including, without limitation, linking or framing, is expressly prohibited without our prior written permission.
You may not include our corporate name or any of our trademarks or any variation of them, as a metatag, hidden textual element, or any other indicator that may create an impression of an affiliation, relationship, or endorsement between any other party and us or our subsidiaries or affiliates.
The Bloomberg Indexes that may appear on this website are proprietary to and distributed by Bloomberg L.P. All content of the Bloomberg Indexes is proprietary to Bloomberg L.P.; it can only be used for personal and non-commercial use and may not be used as the basis of a financial instrument.
We operate this website from offices within the United States of America. We do not represent that the information on this website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Access from certain locations may be strictly prohibited. Those who access this site do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all applicable local laws. The laws of the State of Georgia will govern any claims relating to the information contained on this website.
Your use of this website means that you accept the terms and conditions contained on this website.
The information contained on this website does not constitute an offer or solicitation for the sale of any products or services in any jurisdiction where we are not licensed to conduct business, or which such offer or solicitation would be unlawful.
NO LEGAL OR TAX ADVICE
The information on this website is provided for educational purposes. It is not intended and should not be construed as legal or tax advice. This information is not a substitute for investment advice.
LIMITATION OF WARRANTIES
To the extent allowed by law and except as otherwise specifically provided elsewhere on this website, all information presented here is furnished “as is” without any express or implied warranties of fitness for a specific purpose, non-infringement of intellectual property rights, or freedom from errors, viruses, bugs or other harmful components. Neither the sponsor of this website nor any other person or entity is responsible for any damages arising out of the use of or inability to use this website or any of its content, even if the sponsor or other person or entity has been advised or should have been aware of the possibility of such damages.
POLICY / CONTRACT / ACCOUNT
Through use of your user ID and password, you may be able to access account information on this website. In doing so, you may be transmitting personal information. By using this website to gain access to your account information, you consent to the electronic transmission of that personal information.
You are solely responsible for the confidentiality and use of your user ID, password and account number(s). You accept full responsibility for all transactions entered through your user ID and password. You agree to immediately notify us if your user ID and password are lost or stolen, if you become aware that your user ID, password and/or account number(s) is/are being used in an unauthorized manner, if you receive any confirmation of a transaction that you did not enter, or if you receive confirmation or a statement containing conflicting or inconsistent information regarding your account.
Failure to notify us of one of the above conditions will release us and our employees, agents, affiliates and subsidiaries from any responsibility or liability to you or any other person or entity resulting from the management or loss of any transaction.
We reserve the right to discontinue electronic access to your account at any time. We further reserve the right to modify the information contained on this website or modify the availability of any transactions at any time. We may immediately and without notice terminate your ability to access your account information if you violate the conditions of use stated herein or if you endanger the use of the services provided through this website.
TRADEMARK & COPYRIGHT NOTICES
We are the copyright owners of all text and graphic images contained on this website, unless otherwise indicated. Our trademarks (service marks) including the Retire Smarter name, the guilloche “R” design and “The Right Way to Retire Smarter” may not be used by others.
Content on www.retiresmarterinc.com is protected by applicable copyright laws. No permission is granted to copy, distribute, modify, post or frame any text, graphics, software code, user interface design or our logos.
1By clicking on any links above, you may be leaving our website and entering an external website. Retire Smarter and its affiliates are not responsible for the content posted on third party websites.
Our Privacy Notice and Legal Notices change from time to time. We recommend that you review these notices periodically for these changes. This notice was last updated January 2018. If you have any questions about our policies, write to us at P.O. Box 53194 – Atlanta, GA 30355 or call us at (404) 807-3403.