Messett Financial has always valued the trust our clients have placed in us and are committed to the responsible management, use, and protection of our clients’ personal data. We are proud of our privacy and confidentiality practices, and we want you to know how we protect your data.
You agree to the practices regarding your personal data outlined in this policy when you use Messett Financial’s personal financial website (messettfinancial.com, Client Login).
Data We Collect About You
We may collect data when you use or enroll in Messett Financial’s online services, including some types of personal data. Examples of personal data include your name, address, email address, telephone number, social security number, and internet protocol (IP) address and/or domain, as well as other data you may provide us related to a financial product or service; these include, but are not limited to, investment preferences, demographic information, or financial information. We may also receive your contact information from a third-party website regarding requests about financial products and services on that website. For Messett Financial clients, we will ask you for contact information to provide you with secure online account access. We may collect and maintain information about your account, online account activity, online services, products requested, and usage of our website and applications.
Use/Sharing of Your Personal Data
We will use your personal data to provide information, products, or services you request in Messett Financial’s online services; to verify your identity when accessing these services; to compare information for accuracy and verify our records; or to detect and prevent fraud or other criminal activities.
We may share some of your personal data with other entities that perform services for Messett Financial and are authorized to use your personal data to support our business operations. We may also share some of your personal data as permitted or required by law or as authorized by you.
Storage/Protection of Your Personal Data
To protect the privacy and security of personal data, we have designed and maintain administrative, technical, physical, and operational safeguards. Given the open nature of the internet, however, your personal data may be transmitted without security measures over networks connecting you to Messett Financial’s systems and may be accessed and used by parties other than those for whom the data is intended. To safeguard against unauthorized access, Messett Financial employs secure network architectures, such as encryption techniques, firewall barriers, authentication protocols, and intrusion detection.