In providing financial services and products to you, we collect certain nonpublic personal information about you. Our policy is to keep this information confidential and strictly safeguarded, and to use or disclose it only for the specific purpose of providing services to you, or as permitted by law. Protecting your privacy is important to us.
The nonpublic personal information we have about you includes what you give us when you open an account or communicate with us, such as your name, address, social security number, date of birth, investment objectives and experience, financial circumstances, employment and your account and account transactions. We may also collect information through your use of our website. We believe that protecting children's privacy online is especially important and do not intend to collect any personal information directly from any child under 13 years of age.
We disclose nonpublic personal information about you only to our affiliates or to third parties that we hire to help us provide products and services to you, as specifically authorized by you, or as otherwise allowed or required by law. During this process, we may transfer your data to affiliates or third parties in countries, such as the United States, whose privacy practices and standards are different than those required by the European Union. We do not sell your personal information to anyone.
We have physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in place that are designed to protect your information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. These safeguards include confidentiality agreements with companies we hire to help us provide services to you, password-protected user access to our computer files and strict confidentiality policies that apply to all Driehaus personnel.
We gather various types of information about you when you inquire about our products or services, during the account opening process and throughout your on-going relationship with us. This may include your name, address, social security number, date of birth and information about your other assets, finances, employment and bank account. We also have records of your account transactions, including the dollar amounts you have invested or withdrawn, your account balances and our communications with you. We may receive additional information about you from custodian banks, prime brokers, or others that service your account.
We use information about you to provide our financial products and services to you, such as managing your investment account. We share this information among the Driehaus companies named above. We also may disclose it, as permitted by law, to third parties that we use to provide our services to you, including outside broker-dealers, custodians, administrators, transfer agents, accountants or attorneys. From time to time, we must give information about our business to regulatory authorities. This may include personal information about you. As required by applicable law, we will also use the personal information provided to verify your identity.
We do not sell personal non-public information about our clients to marketers.
Your account information is available to you by contacting us. If you require assistance in correcting, amending or deleting inaccurate information which Driehaus maintains concerning you or have a question or complaint, please call us for assistance.