Your privacy is important to us, and maintaining your trust and confidence is one of our highest
priorities. We respect your right to keep your information confidential. We hope that by taking a few
moments to read this policy, you will have a better understanding of what we do with the information
you provide us and how we keep it private and secure.
A. Type of Information We Collect
We collect certain information about you-but only when that information is provided by you or is
obtained by us with your authorization. We use that information to provide you with various merger
and acquisition services and other services at your request.
Examples of sources from which we collect information include:
Interviews and phone calls with you,
Letters or e-mails from you, and
Financial History questionaires.
B. Parties to Whom We Disclose Information
We do not, as a general rule, disclose information about our clients or former clients to anyone.
However, certain nonpublic information may be disclosed in the following situations:
1. In the event of a prospective sale, capital funding, or merger, provided that we take appropriate
precautions (for example, through a written confidentiality agreement) so the prospective
purchaser or merger partner does not disclose information obtained in the course of the review.
2. To provide information to our affiliates and nonaffiliated third parties who perform services
or functions for us in conjunction with our services to you, but only if we have a contractual
agreement with the other party which prohibits them from disclosing or using the information
other than for the purposes for which it was disclosed. (An example of such a disclosure
includes using an outside records-retention company).
C. Confidentiality and Security of Nonpublic Personal Information
Except as otherwise described in this notice, we restrict access to nonpublic personal information
about you to employees of our firm and other parties who must use that information to provide
services to you. Their right to further disclose and use the information is limited by the policies of our
firm, applicable law, and nondisclosure agreements where appropriate. We also maintain physical,
electronic, and procedural safeguards in compliance with applicable laws and regulations to guard your
information from unauthorized access alteration, or premature destruction.
Thank you for allowing us to provide you services. We value your business and are committed to
protecting your privacy. We hope you view our firm as your most trusted adviser and we will work to
continue earning your trust. Please call us if you have any questions or if we can be of further service.