Detwiler Fenton & Co. have prepared and implemented a Business Continuity Plan ("BCP") in accordance with the FINRA optional guide.
There are 10 critical elements of a BCP specified in FINRA Rule 4370. We have addressed each element and its applicability to our business. There are no elements for which management has not included a specified response. The components to the response include the following sections:
The above-listed 10 elements are not exhaustive. We have addressed other key areas included in this BCP for it to be complete and thorough based on our business and operations.
Our BCP anticipates two kinds of Significant Business Disruptions: Internal Significant Business Disruptions ("ISBDs") and External Significant Business Disruptions ("ESBDs"). ISBDs affect only our ability to communicate and do business, such as a fire in our building or a disruption in electricity or phone services. ESBDs, such as a terrorist attack, a city flood, or a wide-scale regional disruption, prevent the operation of the securities market and may affect the operations of a number of firms. Our policy is to respond to a Significant Business Disruption by safeguarding employees' lives and our property, making financial and operational assessments, quickly recovering and resuming operations, protecting all books and records, and allowing our customers to transact business. In the event that we determine we are unable to continue our business, we will assure customers prompt access to parties in M&A transactions.
We maintain backups of critical systems in our Boston office. All mission-critical systems are Internet accessible and any Significant Business Disruption should not disrupt access to such systems through any connection to the internet.
The entire Business Continuity Plan is kept at our Boston office, as well as at every branch office and the private residences of all members of the BCP Committee. A copy of this summary will be sent to all clients upon the opening of a new account. If after a significant business disruption you cannot contact us as you usually do at 800-950-2400, either go to our website at www.detwilerfenton.com or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, and to verify your identity, federal law requires that Detwiler Fenton obtain your name, date of birth, address, and a government issued identification number before opening your account. In certain circumstances, Detwiler Fenton may obtain and verify this information with respect to any person(s) authorized to effect transactions in an account. For certain entities, such as trusts, estates, corporations, partnerships or other organizations, identifying documentation is also required. Your account may be restricted and/or closed if Detwiler Fenton cannot verify this information. Detwiler Fenton will not be responsible for any losses or damages (including, but not limited to, lost opportunities) resulting from any failure by you to provide this information, or from any restriction placed upon, or the closing of, your account.
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Detwiler Fenton & Co. recognizes the importance of protecting your privacy. We have policies in place to maintain the confidentiality and security of your personal information.
We collect nonpublic personal information concerning you in the following ways:
We employ physical, electronic, and procedural controls in keeping with industry standards and practices. Your personal and account information is available only to authorized personnel who need this information in order to provide products or services to you.
We do not disclose any non public personal information about you to any other entity, except as required by law. However, we must disclose certain information in order to facilitate transactions on your behalf.
It is not our policy to share non public personal and financial information with affiliated or unaffiliated third parties except under the circumstances noted above. Since this sharing is necessary to either service customer accounts or is mandated by law, there are no allowances made for clients to opt out.
If you decide to close your account, we will continue to adhere to the privacy policies and practices as described in this notice.
We do log user IP addresses. IP addresses are saved in the web server's site log and are used for authentication.
Users who leave this site via a link contained herein and view content that is not provided by Detwiler Fenton do so at their own risk. Such linked content will not have been developed, checked for accuracy, or otherwise reviewed by Detwiler Fenton. Detwiler Fenton is not responsible for damages or losses caused by any delays, defects, or omissions that may exist in the services, information, or other content provided in such site, whether actual, alleged, consequential, or punitive. Detwiler Fenton makes no guarantees or representations as to, and shall have no liability for, any electronic content delivered by any third party including, without limitation, the accuracy, subject matter, quality, or timeliness of any electronic content.
If you have any questions, concerns or complaints, please feel free to contact the Compliance Department at:
800-950-2400 Toll Free
All written correspondence may be directed to:
225 Franklin Street, Suite 2600
Boston, MA 02110