Privacy Policy

Fort Pitt Capital Group, LLC

2016 Privacy Notice

 

This notice is being provided to you in accordance with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rule regarding the privacy of consumer financial information (“Regulation S-P”). All financial companies choose how they share your nonpublic personal information. Federal law gives consumers the right to limit some but not all sharing. Federal law also requires us to tell you how we collect, share, and protect your nonpublic personal information. Even when you are no longer our customer, we will only share your nonpublic personal information as described in this notice. Please take the time to read and understand the privacy policies and procedures that we have implemented to safeguard your nonpublic personal information.[1]

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Fort Pitt collects certain personally identifiable financial information about its customers to ensure that it offers the highest quality financial services and products. The personally identifiable financial information we gather during the normal course of doing business with you may include:

  1. Social Security number, income, and account balances.
  2. Information we receive from you on applications or other forms;
  3. Information about your transactions with us, our affiliates, or others;
  4. Information collected through an Internet “cookie” (an information collecting device from a web server); and
  5. Information we receive from a consumer reporting agency.

We collect your non-public personal information in a variety of ways including: when you open an account or give us your income information, tell us about your portfolio or deposit money, or enter into an investment advisory contract. We also collect your nonpublic personal information from other companies. For example, from the custodians who hold your account assets.

INFORMATION WE DISCLOSE

All financial companies need to share customer’s nonpublic personal information to run their everyday business. Below, we describe the reasons we can share your nonpublic personal information and whether you can limit this sharing.

We share your non-public personal information for our everyday business purposes such as to process your transactions, maintain your account(s), respond to court orders and legal investigations, report to credit bureaus, to protect the confidentiality or security of your records, or as permitted by law.

Federal law gives you the right to limit only sharing non-public personal information: 1) about your credit worthiness for our affiliates’ everyday business purposes; 2) about you with our affiliates to market to you; and 3) with non-affiliates to market to you. We don’t share nonpublic personal information about your creditworthiness with our affiliates for their everyday business purposes; with our affiliates to market to you; or with non-affiliates to market to you. We also don’t share your nonpublic personal information for joint marketing with other financial companies. State laws and individual companies may give you additional rights to limit sharing.

In accordance with Regulation S-P, we may disclose the information we collect to certain nonaffiliated third parties such as attorneys, accountants, auditors and persons or entities that are assessing our compliance with industry standards. We are an affiliate of Focus Financial Partners, LLC and we and other affiliates of Focus share certain of your personal information with an unaffiliated third party for the purpose of aggregating it and providing summary information based on this data to our parent company Focus. Contractual agreements with all nonaffiliated third parties prohibit them from disclosing or using the information other than to carry out the purposes for which we disclose the information. California Residents: Except as allowable by law, we will not disclose or share information that we collect about California residents with non-affiliated third parties.

CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY

We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those employees who need to know that information to provide financial products or services to you. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal standards to guard your nonpublic personal information.

Our policy about obtaining and disclosing non-public personal information may change from time to time. We will provide you notice of any material change to this policy before we implement the change.

If you have questions please call us at 412-921-1822 or go to our website at www.fortpittcapital.com.

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[1]               Nonpublic personal information means personally identifiable financial information and any list, description or other grouping of consumers that is derived using any personally identifiable financial information that is not publicly available.