|Protecting Your Privacy
Next Step Designs Inc. recognizes that safeguarding personal and financial information about our investors is an essential commitment that we make and trust we hold. In this regard, we have adopted certain policies and procedures concerning the use of personal and financial information we collect about our prospective investors. These policies and procedures govern the activities of our officers, directors, employees, contractors, and subcontractors and strictly limit our ability to use or distribute personal and financial information about you. This Notice outlines those policies and procedures.
Collection of Information
We may receive personal and financial information about you from the following sources:
Information you provide us on applications, or other forms, or which may be publicly available (this includes your name, address, social insurance number, assets and income);
Information you direct or authorize us to obtain from third parties such as advisers or custodians (including investment, legal, insurance or other financial advisers, or brokerage houses, banks or asset custodians);
Information you give us orally; and
Information about your financial transactions, with us (such as your account balance, payments history) or others.
We do not disclose any personal or financial information about our clients or former clients without their authorization or direction, except as disclosed below.
Information Sharing With Unaffiliated Third Parties as Permitted by Law
From time to time, we may provide information to third parties (such as brokers, other financial, legal, insurance or investment advisers, or custodians) to complete a transaction you have requested, to help us service your account or as specifically directed by you or your agent. However, any such disclosure not specifically requested by you will only be as permitted by law and only as reasonably necessary for Next Step Designs Inc. or such third parties to provide the agreed services to you. All companies with whom we do business are contractually obligated to comply with strict standards regarding security and confidentiality, and the information can be used only for the sole purpose of providing the service we have requested the company to perform.
Sharing Information in Other Situations
We may also disclose information about you as required by law, such as when we respond to subpoena or other legal process or reporting to a credit bureau. When responding to a subpoena or other legal process, we will provide you with any required notice and, whenever practicable, we will discuss our response with you.
Keeping Information Safe and Accurate
We limit access to information we have about you to those affiliates who have a reasonable need to know to provide you with services to help you meet your financial needs. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural internal safeguards that comply with federal laws and regulations to guard the information we have about you.
An Ongoing Commitment to Your Privacy
We are just as committed to protecting the privacy of our former clients as we are of our current clients. If you choose to end your relationship with us, you will continue to be protected by the privacy policies and principles described in this policy or any future amendments to this policy.
Next Step Designs Inc. 977 Monashee Place Kelowna BC. V1V 1J8