Privacy Policy Notice

On June 22, 2000, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted Regulation S-P, “Privacy of Consumer Financial Information,” which requires Equity Investment Corporation (EIC) and other financial services firms to disclose their privacy policy regarding nonpublic personal information of customers and consumers. EIC values our clients, and we make it a top priority to safeguard the personal information of our clients. We are committed to protecting your privacy and maintaining your trust and confidence. Please take a moment to read our privacy policy summarized below.

Nonpublic Personal Information
Nonpublic personal information is broadly defined to include any information a customer provides to a financial institution that is not publicly available. Nonpublic personal financial information includes, but is not limited to, financial and account information and information relating to services performed for or transactions entered into on behalf of our clients.

Collecting Your Information
We only collect information about you and our other clients as permitted and/or required by law to conduct our business properly and to service your accounts. We receive this information mostly from you via applications, contracts, agreements, etc.

EIC uses Google Analytics to help us understand how visitors use our website. Google’s Privacy Policy, which explains how Google uses this data, is available at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

Protecting Your Information
We treat all of your information with the highest amount of confidentiality. Access to such information is restricted to those principals and employees whose business function requires them to have such information. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable federal or state standards to protect your privacy and to ensure its confidentiality.

If and when highly sensitive information is required to be transmitted by email, such transmittal is encrypted. Additionally, employees must shred all documents containing any information that would identify you, including, but not limited to your name, social security number, address, email address, account number, internal EIC nickname or code prior to disposal.

Sharing Information
We do not share your information with third parties. However, there are certain circumstances when a third party would have access to information about your account, and they are:

  • Government agencies or others as necessary to comply with the law or in a response to legal or administrative processes such as subpoenas.
  • Inquiries by your attorney, tax accountant, trustee or anyone else who you have authorized to obtain certain transactional information in conjunction with performing services for you.
  • Entities that perform services for us or function on our behalf to help service or manage your account, including financial service providers such as trades or other services for your account processed by your broker or your custodian.
  • EIC’s attorneys, accountants or auditors.

EIC provides third parties with only the information necessary to carry out their assigned responsibilities and only for that purpose. Third-party service providers, such as brokers or custodians, must agree to safeguard clients’ nonpublic personal information pursuant to EIC’s Privacy Policy.

Privacy Notices
EIC provides an initial privacy notice no later than the time of establishing the client relationship. In addition, EIC provides an annual privacy notice to clients during the continuation of the relationship.

Accurate Information
In an effort to provide our clients with superior service, we strive to keep all of our records accurate. We take prompt action to correct errors, and we ask that you point out any inaccuracies should you discover any.

This policy for maintaining the privacy of our clients’ confidential information provided to us remains in effect even after an account is terminated. Should you have any questions regarding our policy, please contact us:

Equity Investment Corporation
1776 Peachtree Street, Suite 600S
Atlanta, GA 30309
Telephone: 404-239-0111
Email: compliance@eicatlanta.com