EBF is aware of your legitimate concerns about privacy and is fully committed to maintaining the integrity, confidentiality, security, and accuracy of your personal, business, and financial information. In fact, it is one of our highest priorities and remains the cornerstone of our commitment to you. However you choose to provide information to us, we use vigorous security safeguards and adhere to our Privacy Principles to ensure your personal and financial information is protected.
Principle 1 – Accountability
Principle 2 – Identifying Purposes
The purposes for which client information is collected must be identified before or at the time the information is collected.
Principle 3 – Consent
The knowledge and consent of the client is required for the collection, use or disclosure of client information, except where required or permitted by law.
Principle 4 – Limiting Collection
The client information collected must be limited to those details necessary for the purposes identified by the EBF. Information must be collected by fair and lawful means.
Principle 5 – Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention
Client information may only be used or disclosed for the purpose for which it was collected unless the client has otherwise consented, or when it is required or permitted by law. Client information may only be retained for the period of time required to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected.
Principle 6 – Safeguarding Client Information
Client information must be protected by security safeguards that are appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.
Principle 7 – Handling Client Complaints and Suggestions
Clients may direct any questions or enquiries with respect to the privacy principles outlined above or about EBF privacy practices by contacting our President Mr. Fred Paatz.