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Maintaining your privacy is of paramount importance to us as it helps foster confidence, goodwill and stronger relationships with you, our customers. If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about our privacy practices, please feel free contact us.

Privacy Policy - Notice Regarding Privacy of Customer Information

This notice is provided to you on behalf of Select Portfolio Management, Inc., Select Money Management, Inc., and Securities Equity Group (collectively referred to in this notice as “we”, “us”, “our”, or “Affiliated Companies”). Protecting our customers’ privacy is of paramount importance. We recognize that an individual’s financial matters are private and sensitive in nature, and we have adopted policies that assist us in protecting your privacy and, at the same time, help us to provide you with a broad range of high quality financial products and services.

This Privacy Policy will explain the types of information we collect about you, how we use and share that information, and how you can instruct us to limit certain types of information sharing. Information we obtain from all customers and former customers is treated in the same manner.

How We Protect Your Information:

We protect your data and safeguard it from those not authorized to see it by adopting internal policies and procedures. Under no circumstances will we sell confidential customer information to anyone.

What Information We Collect about You:

• We collect information from you when you open an account or enroll in one of our services. The information we collect may include, but is not limited to: your name, address, phone number, email address, social security number and date of birth, as well as details about your investments and investment experience.
• Once you have opened an account with us, we collect and maintain confidential customer information about your account activity, including your transactions, balances, positions, and history. This information allows us to provide the services you have requested.
• We may collect information about you from information services and consumer reporting agencies to verify your identity, employment, or creditworthiness, or to better understand your financial needs.
• The law permits us to share information about our current and former customers with government agencies or authorized third parties under certain circumstances. For example, we may be required to share such information in response to subpoenas or to comply with certain laws.

How We Share Information About You With Affiliated Companies:

Select Portfolio Management, Inc. (“SPM”) and Select Money Management, Inc. (“SMM”) are federally regulated registered investment advisors which are affiliated via common ownership with Securities Equity Group (“SEG”), an independent broker-dealer, member of FINRA and SIPC, and with SPM Insurance Services, Inc., an independent wholesale insurance agency. We may share information we collect about you among our Affiliated Companies to:
 
• help provide you with better service or perform services on your behalf;
• respond to communications from you or as you authorize or request;
• make it more convenient for you to open a new account; and
• allow an Affiliated Company to provide you with information about their products and services that we believe may benefit or interest you.

You may instruct us not to share information about you with our Affiliated Companies for certain purposes, as explained under How to Limit the Sharing of Information about You.

How We Share Information About You With Non-Affiliated Companies:

We provide access to information about you to outside companies and other third parties in certain limited circumstances, including:

• to help us process transactions for your account;
• when we use another company to provide services for us, such as printing or mailing statements; and
• if we believe that disclosure is required or permitted under law. For example, we may be required to disclose personal information to cooperate with regulatory or law enforcement authorities, to report your tax-related information to federal and state governments, to resolve consumer disputes, to perform credit/authentication checks, or for risk control.

If your SPM/SMM Investment Advisor Representative or SEG Registered Representative leaves us to join another firm, they are permitted to retain copies of your information to facilitate the transfer of your account to a new broker-dealer or investment advisor in order to serve you at their new firm. Their continuing use of your information will be subject to the new firm’s privacy policy. You are not obligated to transfer your account if your SPM/SMM Investment Advisor Representative or SEG Registered Representative leaves us, and you may instruct us not to allow the sharing of information as explained.

How to Limit the Sharing of Information about You:

If you prefer, you may choose to limit the information we share about you with our Affiliated and Non-Affiliated Companies. Specifically, you may instruct us:

• not to allow our Affiliated Companies to market their financial products or services to you;
• not to share confidential customer information about you with a Non-Affiliated company for joint marketing purposes;
• not to allow your SPM/SMM Investment Advisor Representative or SEG Registered Representative to take your information to facilitate the transfer of your account(s) should they leave any of our Affiliated Companies.

You may exercise your choice by writing us at Select Portfolio Management, Inc., Attn: Compliance Department, 26800 Aliso Viejo Parkway – Suite 150, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656. Your choice will be applied to you as an individual and will automatically be extended to all of your accounts with any of our Affiliated Companies. You may make your privacy choice at any time and it will remain in effect until you change it in writing.

Safeguarding Your Information, Maintaining Your Trust:

We take precautions to ensure the information we collect about you is protected and is accessed only by authorized individuals or organizations. Our employees are trained about privacy and are required to safeguard confidential customer information. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect confidential customer information.

Our Business Continuity Plan 

Select Portfolio Management has developed a Business Continuity Plan regarding how we will respond to events that significantly disrupt our business. Since the timing and impact of disasters and disruptions is unpredictable, we will have to be flexible in responding to actual events as they occur. With that in mind, we are providing you with this information on our Business Continuity Plan.

We plan to quickly recover and resume business operations after a significant business disruption and respond by safeguarding our employees and property, making a financial and operational assessment, protecting the firm’s books and records, and allowing our customers to transact business. In short, our business continuity plan is designed to permit our firm to resume operations as quickly as possible, given the scope and severity of the significant business disruption.

Our business continuity plan addresses: data back up and recovery; all mission critical systems; financial and operational assessments; alternative communications with customers, employees, and regulators; alternate physical location of employees; critical supplier, contractor, bank and counter-party impact; regulatory reporting; and assuring our customers prompt access to their funds and securities if we are unable to continue our business.

Our clearing firm, National Financial Services, LLC, backs up our important records in a geographically separate area. While every emergency situation poses unique problems based on external factors, such as time of day and the severity of the disruption, our clearing firm has advised us that its objective is to restore its own operations and be able to complete existing transactions and accept new transactions and payments within the same day of the occurrence. Your orders and requests for funds and securities could be delayed during this period.

Varying disruptions 

Significant business disruptions can vary in their scope, such as only our firm, a single building housing our firm, the business district where our firm is located, the city where we are located, or the whole region. Within each of these areas, the severity of the disruption can also vary from minimal to severe.

In a disruption to only our firm or a building housing our firm, we will transfer our operations to a local site when needed and expect to recover and resume business within the same business day of the occurrence. In a disruption affecting our business district, city, or region, we will transfer our operations to a site outside of the affected area, and recover and resume business within the same business day of the occurrence. In either situation, we plan to continue in business, transfer operations to our clearing firm if necessary, and notify you through the web site of our affiliate Select Portfolio Management, Inc. (www.selectportfolio.com) as to how to contact us or obtain information regarding your investments. If the significant business disruption is so severe that it prevents us from remaining in business, we assure our customers prompt access to their funds and securities.

General Disclosures

The information presented on the SELECTPORTFOLIO.COM website is intended for informational use only and is not a substitute for investment, legal, tax, or insurance advice. State, national and international laws vary, as do individual circumstances; so always consult a qualified investment advisor, attorney, CPA, or insurance agent on all investment, legal, tax, or insurance matters. The effectiveness of any of the strategies described will depend on your individual situation and on a number of other factors (e.g. time horizon, risk tolerance, etc.)

There is no guarantee that any forecasts or opinions in any materials presented on theis website will be realized. Information should not be construed as investment advice. Any materials on this SELECTPORTFOLIO.COM website do not constitute the rendering of investment, legal, tax or insurance advice or services. They are intended for informational use only and is not a substitute for investment, legal, tax, and insurance advice.

State, national and international laws vary, as do individual circumstances; so always consult a qualified investment advisor, attorney, CPA, or insurance agent on all investment, legal, tax, or insurance matters. The effectiveness of any of the strategies described will depend on your individual situation and on a number of other factors. After reviewing your personal situation, we may recommend that you not use any strategy in this document but instead consider other strategies available through our practice. As with any investment strategy, there is potential for profit as well as the possibility of loss. Asset allocation does not ensure a profit or guarantee against a loss. Select Portfolio Management, Inc., Select Money Management, Inc., and all affiliated companies do not guarantee any minimum level of investment performance or the success of any portfolio or investment strategy.

All investments involve risk and investment recommendations will not always be profitable. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Please contact your advisor for additional information. Further information is available in the SPM - Firm Brochure, the SMM - Firm Brochure, and the SMM – Wrap Fee Program Brochure available on the footer of this website.

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Use of Information

SELECTPORTFOLIO.COM does not sell personally identifiable information, such as your name or e-mail address to advertisers. However, non-personal "aggregated data" can be used to enhance the operation of our website.

SELECTPORTFOLIO.COM may also disclose personally identifiable information in order to respond to a subpoena, court order or other such requestor in response to a law enforcement agency's request.

Children are not encouraged or permitted to use the SELECTPORTFOLIO.COM and as such, SELECTPORTFOLIO.COM does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.

3rd Party Websites

SELECTPORTFOLIO.COM is not responsible for the privacy policies of websites to which it links. If you provide any information to such third parties, different rules regarding the collection and use of your personal information may apply. We strongly suggest you review such third party's privacy policies before providing any data to them. We do outsource some functions of the website for collection of payments, forms maintenance and content management, different rules regarding the collection and use of your personal information may apply with these service providers.

Website Security

SELECTPORTFOLIO.COM takes appropriate steps to ensure data privacy and security in regard to the SELECTPORTFOLIO.COM website. SELECTPORTFOLIO.COM cannot guarantee the security of any information that is disclosed online.

Updates to Privacy Policy & Disclaimers

SELECTPORTFOLIO.COM reserves the rights to modify this privacy policy at any time. Modifications become effective on the day they are posted. Frequently review the privacy policy for any modifications if this is important to you.

For More Information

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you identify any information that you believe is no longer accurate, you may contact your, SPM/SMM Investment Advisor Representative, SEG Registered Representative, or Financial Planner or you can write to:

Select Portfolio Management, Inc.
Attn: Compliance Department
26800 Aliso Viejo Parkway – Suite 150
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
1-800-445-9822