At GWN Securities, Inc. (“GWN”) we understand that the privacy and security of the personal and account information that you have entrusted to us and to our independent associates with whom you have chosen to do business is of utmost importance. We value the opportunity to serve you, and we are obligated to honor that relationship with care. For that reason, GWN and its affiliate company, GWN Marketing, Inc., adhere to confidentiality standards that are designed to protect your personal information. We believe that your privacy should not be compromised. At the same time we want our independent associates to offer you the array of financial products and services you need to accomplish your financial goals. We believe we can do both through the policy outlined below.


When you establish a relationship with an independent GWN associate and purchase financial and investment products and services through GWN, you are asked to share personal and financial information used to help in the assessment and attainment of your financial goals. In that relationship, independent GWN associates will use the information to assist you in identifying the services and products you may want or need, to meet changing needs, and to identify constantly developing new products and services that may be of interest to you. GWN may also want to contact you to review your current information and status in order to assure that both we and our independent associates can serve you better. The information you share with us is important to you, and you can expect that we will protect the privacy and use of your private personal and financial information. At GWN we are committed to protecting the privacy of the information we collect, use, and share about you.

GWN has taken the appropriate methods that require the disposal of consumer report information so that the information cannot practically be read or reconstructed.


So that you may be better served, GWN and its independent associates may share information about you with nonaffiliated financial institutions, such as banks, clearing firms or custodians, who perform services on our behalf or when necessary for the performance of our services. These non-affiliated financial institutions are bound by obligations of confidentiality not to disclose any information provided by GWN or any independent GWN associate about you and may not use such information for any purposes other than the performance of the particular service involved. We also may disclose information about you to non-affiliated third parties as permitted by law, for example to process a financial product or service that you have authorized.

In this way we can also make available new products and services. Our employees have access to your information only when it is necessary for them to assist you or your independent GWN associate in the completion of transactions or in the offer and sale of additional products and services. All of our employees are strictly held to this privacy policy, and each of our independent associates confirms his or her undertaking to be strictly bound by it. We employ physical and electronic safeguards to protect your non-public personal information. Except as described above, we do not share your information with any non-affiliated third party that may seek to offer you products or services or for any other reason. If in the future we determine that there is a need to disclose your information to any non-affiliated third party, other than as described in this policy or permitted by law, we will provide you with the opportunity, in advance, to direct us not to disclose the information, and to “opt out” of that disclosure.

Internet Privacy Protection Policy
Effective Date: August 1, 2004

We are committed to protecting your privacy. Our website is a great way to find out more about our services, access informative articles and financial information. We will not collect any personal, identifiable information without your knowledge.

Identifiable information can be broken up into two categories, personal and non-personal information.

Non-personal information
Our site may create a temporary data file commonly known as a cookie. It may also track the areas of our website that you visit. We may collect information regarding the internet provider from which you are connecting to our site, such as AOL or MSN. We may also track the website from which you linked to our site. This information is used statistically and not to identify individuals.

Personal Information
You can visit the site and remain anonymous by not providing any personal information. However, you may choose to share this information by completing applications, online forms or requesting that we contact you. Personal information includes, but is not limited to name, address, phone number and email address.

When using secure areas of this website to provide or access your personal information, the information is encrypted, making it indecipherable to third parties. Your browser will indicate that you are in a secure area by displaying a locked padlock in the bottom of the screen. Internet connections cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We have taken all reasonable measures to protect the information entered and accessed on the website. However, we cannot be liable for unintentional disclosure of information.


GWN and its independent associates are committed to keeping your non-public personal and financial information secure, accurate and current. You should provide your independent GWN associate with any updates and changes to your personal information.


By effecting transactions through GWN you consent to the collection and use of personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. This policy reflects GWN’s current business practices, and is subject to change and update. In the event of a change, a revised policy will be sent to you or otherwise made available through your independent GWN associate.