Title Companies and/or Attorneys, like other professionals who advise on personal financial matters or who provide real estate settlement services, are now required by a new Federal law to inform their clients (customers) of their policies regarding privacy of client information. Title Companies and/or Attorneys have been and continue to be bound by professional standards of conduct that are even more stringent than those required by this new law. Therefore, we have always protected your right to privacy.
Types of Nonpublic Personal Information We Collect
We collect nonpublic personal information about you from the following sources:
• Information we receive from you, such as your personal financial information, your name, address, telephone number, or social security;
• Information about your transactions with us, or others. We receive this information from your lender, accountant, attorney, real estate broker, etc.;
• Information we receive about you that is obtained by us with your authorization; and
• Information from public records.
Parties to Whom We Disclose Information
For current and former clients, we do not disclose any nonpublic personal information obtained in the course of our practice to people outside our firm except as agreed to by you or as required or permitted by law. We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to people in our firm who need to know that information to provide products or services to you or requested by you or your Lender. In all such situations, we stress the confidential nature of information being shared.
Protecting the Confidentiality and Security of Current and Former Clients’ Information
We retain records relating to professional services that we provide so that we are better able to assist you with your professional needs and, in some cases, to comply with professional guidelines. In order to guard your nonpublic personal information, we maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with appropriate federal and state regulations and with our professional standards.