Baird Privacy Policy

Revision Date: June 2017

FACTSWHAT DOES BAIRD DO WTIH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Why? Financial companies choose how they share your personal information. Federal law gives consumers the right to limit some but not all sharing. Federal law also requires us to tell you how we collect, share, and protect your personal information. Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do.
What? The types of personal information we collect and share depend on the product or service you have with us. This information can include:
  • Name, address and contact information
  • Social Security number and/or driver’s license, passport or other government ID number
  • Employment information, account balances, transaction history and credit history
  • Income and assets
How? All financial companies need to share customers’ personal information to run their everyday business. In the section below, we list the reasons financial companies can share their customers’ personal information; the reasons Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated (“Baird”) choose to share; and whether you can limit this sharing.


Reasons we can share your personal informationDoes Baird
share?
Can you limit
this sharing?

For our everyday business purposes —
such as to process your transactions, maintain your account(s),
respond to court orders and legal investigations, or report to credit bureaus

Yes No
For our marketing purposes —
to offer our products and services to you
Yes No
For joint marketing with other financial companies Yes No
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes —
information about your transactions and experiences
Yes No
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes —
information about your creditworthiness
No N/A
For our affiliates to market to you No N/A
For nonaffiliates to market to you No N/A


Questions?

Call (toll free) 1-800-792-2473 or to go www.rwbaird.com



Who we are
Who is providing this notice? Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated


What we do
How does Baird protect my personal information? To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures that comply with federal law. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings.
How does Baird collect my personal information? We collect your personal information, for example, when you
  • open an account or seek advice about your investments
  • tell us about your investment or retirement portfolio or tell us about your investment or retirement earnings
  • give us your contact information
We also collect your personal information from others, such as credit bureaus, affiliates or other companies.
Why can’t I limit all sharing? Federal law gives you the right to limit only
  • sharing for affiliates’ everyday business purposes—information about your creditworthiness
  • affiliates from using your information to market to you
  • sharing for nonaffiliates to market to you
State laws and individual companies may give you additional rights to limit sharing.


Definitions
Affiliates Companies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial companies.
  • Our affiliates are Baird Financial Group, Inc., Baird Holding Company, Baird Financial Corporation, Robert W. Baird Group Limited, Robert W. Baird GmbH, and Baird Funds, Inc.
Nonaffiliates Companies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial companies.
  • Baird does not share with nonaffiliates so they can market to you.
Joint marketing A formal agreement between nonaffiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you. We do not have any joint marketing partners.
  • Baird does not have any joint marketing partners.


Other Important Information

For Nevada residents only. We are providing you this notice pursuant to state law. You may be placed on our internal Do Not Call List by following the directions in the “Can you limit this sharing” section by choosing to limit sharing “For our affiliates to market to you.” Nevada law requires that we also provide you with the following contact information: Bureau of Consumer Protection, Office of the Nevada Attorney General, 555 E. Washington Street, Suite 3900, Las Vegas, NV 89101; Phone number: (702) 486-3132; e-mail: BCPlNFOag.state.nv.us. Baird Financial Corp., 501 N. Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102; Phone Number (314) 342-2000; e-mail: Click on “Contact Us” in the top right corner at www.rwbaird.com/privacy.

Vermont: In accordance with Vermont law, we will not share information we collect about Vermont residents with companies outside of our corporate family, except as permitted by law, such as with your consent, to service your accounts or to other financial institutions with which we have joint marketing agreements. We will not share information about your creditworthiness within our corporate family except with your authorization or consent, but we may share information about our transactions or experiences with you within our corporate family without your consent.

California: In accordance with California law, we will not share information we collect about you with companies outside of Baird, unless the law allows. For example, we may share information, to service your accounts, or to provide rewards or benefits you are entitled to. We will limit sharing among our companies to the extent required by California law. We collect personally identifiable information from online customers when those customers choose to enter their personal information while using Baird’s web sites and/or online services (including mobile applications). This information includes, but is not limited to, customer names, e-mail and mailing addresses, phone numbers, and social security numbers. Baird does not collect personally identifiable information from general online site visitors unless those consumers unilaterally opt to provide personally identifiable information to Baird. Baird also does not share personally identifiable information with third-party persons or entities unless authorized by the customer. If Baird’s online customers wish to change the contents of the personally identifiable information previously supplied to Baird, those customers may do so by contacting their local Baird entity branch office and requesting the change. Alternatively, some web sites and online services offered by Baird permit customers to change the contents of their personally identifiable information online. As stated above, Baird does not collect personally identifiable information about individual consumers unless those consumers choose to provide such information. We are aware that some internet browsers have incorporated Do Not Track (“DNT”) features. Most of these features, when turned on, send a signal or preference to the web sites you visit indicating that you do not wish to be tracked. Because Baird does not collect personally identifiable information unless the online customer voluntarily submits it, and because of a lack of industry standard, Baird does not currently respond to DNT signals, whether on its web sites or other online services. Baird does not allow other parties to collect personally identifiable information about its online customers’ individual online activities over time or across different web sites. Baird cannot, however, guarantee protection from web-based criminal conduct that could result in the collection of an online customer’s personally identifiable information by an outside party

For Insurance Customers in AZ, CA, CT, GA, IL, ME, MA, MN, MT, NV, NJ, NC, OH, OR, and VA only. The term “Information” in this part means customer information obtained in an insurance transaction. We may give your Information to state insurance officials, law enforcement, group policy holders about claims experience, or auditors as the law allows or requires. We may give your Information to insurance support companies that may keep it or give it to others. We may share medical Information so we can learn if you qualify for coverage, process claims, or prevent fraud or if you say we can. To see your Information, contact the employee who services your account by mail or telephone. You must state your full name, address, the insurance company, policy number (if relevant), and the Information you want. We will tell you what Information we have. You may see and copy the Information (unless privileged) at our office or ask that we mail you a copy for a fee. If you think any Information is wrong, you must write us. We will let you know what actions we take. If you do not agree with our actions, you may send us a statement.

For MA Insurance Customers only. You may ask in writing the specific reasons for an adverse underwriting decision. An adverse underwriting decision is where we decline your application for insurance, offer to insure you at a higher than standard rate, or terminate your coverage.

Baird may change this privacy notice at any time, and any changes or updates will be effective immediately on the date of posting. For a current version, please visit www.rwbaird.com/privacy.


Cookies

Baird uses a first party cookie to collect information about visitor website visitors (non-identifiable demographic information) and their behavior on our website. The information is then stored by Google Analytics for use in analyzing this site visitor demographics and behavior. Information that is collected includes; age, gender, location, the pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you arrive at the site and links that you click on.  This information is not personally identifiable. Learn more about Baird’s use of cookies on our sites.