Important Information Concerning Client Privacy
At Granite Investment Advisors (GIA), protecting the privacy and confidentiality of your personal information is important to our employees and to us. We value your business and the trust you put in Granite Investment Advisors. To offer you the financial products and services you seek, we collect, maintain and use information about you on a routine basis. To help you better understand how your personal information is protected here at Granite Investment Advisors, we are providing you with the following statement describing our practices and policies with respect to the privacy of customer information. In the event you terminate your client relationship with us, or become an inactive client, we will continue to adhere to the policies and practices described in this notice.
Information We Collect
As a trusted investment advisor, we collect, retain and use nonpublic personal information about individual client to provide products and services to our clients. We may collect nonpublic personal information about you from such sources as:
- Applications or other forms;
- Information about your transaction with us, or others
Who Receives Information and Why
All of the information Granite Investment Advisors collects is used for only one purpose: to help deliver the services you have requested, easily and efficiently. It may also permit Granite Investment Advisors to design and offer specific products that will be useful to you. Granite Investment Advisors does not disclose any non-public personal information about our clients or former clients to anyone, except as permitted by law.
At times, Granite Investment Advisors will enter into arrangements with companies or firms whose expertise is essential for Granite Investment Advisors’ own services to function properly or to complete transactions. For example, Granite Investment Advisors works with specialized firms that provide computer consultation. As permitted by law, certain service providers have access to customer information that is necessary to perform these functions.
Granite Investment Advisors’ service providers are required to safeguard your information and use it only for authorized purposes.
How We Protect Your Information
We understand that the protection of your nonpublic personal information is of the utmost importance. Guarding your privacy is our obligation. Granite Investment Advisors maintains strict procedures and policies to safeguard your privacy. We restrict employee access to customer information to only those who have a business reason to know such information, and we educate our employees about the importance of confidentiality and client privacy.
Where to Find Out More
If you have any questions about our privacy program or the way your information is maintained and used, we would like to hear from you. Please call us at (603) 226-6600, or write to:
Granite Investment Advisors
PO Box 2090
Concord, NH 03302-2090
Your trust is important and Granite Investment Advisors is committed to protecting your privacy, whether you do business with our company in person, by telephone or by mail. Thank you for choosing Granite Investment Advisors.