Revised: September 2021
What Baird Does with Your Personal Information
Financial companies choose how they share your personal information. Federal and state laws give 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.
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 asset
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 and Baird Trust Company (“Baird”) chooses to share; and whether you can limit this sharing
Reasons We Can Share Your Personal Information
|Can you limit
|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
|For our marketing purposes —
to offer our products and services to you
|For joint marketing with other financial companies||Yes||No|
|For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes —
information about your transactions and experiences
|For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes —
information about your creditworthiness
|For our affiliates to market to you||No||N/A|
|For nonaffiliates to market to you — only for financial advisors that leave Baird. Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated has signed the Protocol for Broker Recruiting (“Protocol”) which allows the financial advisor servicing your account to take certain limited information in the event he/she leaves Robert W. Baird & Co. Inforporated and joins another firm which has also signed the Protocol. The information your financial advisor can take is limited to your name, your address, your phone number, your email address, and the title of your account. If you choose to limit this sharing, Baird will notify your financial advisor of your decision to keep your personal information confidential and that you do not want your personal information shared by your financial advisor with his/her new firm.||Yes||Yes|
To limit our sharing:
- Call (toll free) 1-800-792-2473
- If you are a new customer, we can begin sharing your information 30 days from the date we sent this notice. When you are no longer our customer, we continue to share your information as described in this notice. However, you can contact us at any time to limit our sharing as described above.
Questions? Call (toll free) 1-800-792-2473 or visit Contact Us
Who We Are
Who is providing this notice?
- Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated and Baird Trust Company
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. See "Other Important Information" below for more on your rights under state law.
What happens when I limit sharing for an account I hold jointly with someone else?
- Your choices will apply to everyone on your account.
Companies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial companies.
- Our affiliates are Baird Financial Group, Inc., Baird Financial Corporation, Robert W. Baird Group Limited, Robert W. Baird GmbH, Baird Funds, Inc., Strategas Securities, LLC and Strategas Asset Management, LLC.
Companies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial companies.
- Nonaffiliates we share with can include the new firm of the financial advisor servicing your account.
A formal agreement between nonaffiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you.
- Baird does not have any joint marketing partners.
European Personal Data. Where personal data of individuals residing in the European Union (EU) is processed by Baird or its affiliates in the U.S. in relation to the offering of products or services to such individuals, or in relation to monitoring of such individuals’ online behavior, then, in addition to the above, Baird will comply with the provisions of the European Client and Third Party Privacy Notice (available at www.bairdeurope.com/European-Client-and-Third-Party-Privacy-Notice) with respect to such processing.
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: BCPlNFO@ag.state.nv.us. Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, 777 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202; Phone Number (800) 792-2473; 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 Please refer to this link for additional information specific to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.
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.