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Thanks for choosing Nationwide Securities, LLC. We know that protecting your privacy is important.
Our privacy statement explains how we collect, use, share, and protect your information. It's
for Nationwide Securities, LLC customers and visitors of our websites. If we change our privacy
policy, we'll post the changes right here. This way you can always check back to learn what
information we collect, how we use it, how we protect it, and when we might disclose it.
So just how do we protect your privacy? In a nutshell, we promise to treat your personal information
responsibly and provide you with choices. It's as simple as that. Here's how.
Collecting, using, and sharing visitor information
Many of our online activities don't require visitors to register for an account or give us any personal
information. For example, visitors can use our financial planning guides without giving us any
personal information, such as a name or address. We use Web tools to track how visitors use our
clear GIFs, and other tools to track visitor's IP addresses, domain names, and browser information.
These tools don't collect a visitor's personal information.
When you visit myNFN.com or joinNFN.com, we send cookies - a small file containing a string of
track visitors as they use our website. Most web browsers are set up to accept all cookies, but you
can change this setting to refuse (disable) all cookies or to tell you when a Web site is sending you a
access their personal information. Just remember, some of our features may not work if you disable
Clear GIFs (Graphic Interchange Format)
A clear GIF is a small file that tracks visitors so we can learn how they use Web ads and Web sites.
These GIFs don't have any personal information. Some of our business partners use GIFs on Web
sites and may use GIFs provided by DoubleClick. For more information about DoubleClick or to opt
out of their GIF, go to http://www.doubleclick.com/us/about_doubleclick/privacy.
We collect and use visitor information - which doesn't have personal information - so we can:
Visitors can choose to use tools to tell us what they think about our website. We collect and use the
comments that visitors provide to improve our Web site and your experience.
Nationwide has business partners who help develop or service our websites. They may track and
keep visitor information.
Collecting and using your personal information
We require you to share your personal information with us for some of our online activities. For
example, we collect your personal information so you can access and service your policies online,
apply for products or services, and ask us questions.
Personal information is any information that identifies you and describes your relationship with
Some examples of the personal information Nationwide collects are:
Name, address, Social Security number
Assets and income
Property address and value
Account and policy information
Consumer report information
Family member and beneficiary information
Information from applications and transactions
Any information you give Nationwide
If you apply for a product or service, we may collect personal information from your consumer reports,
such as your credit report. We may also need to collect your medical information. But, we won't use
or share your medical information for marketing, unless you give us your permission.
You may choose to use your personal e-mail to correspond with Nationwide. Please be careful about
the information you send to us in e-mail. As with any public web tool, you e-mail may not be secure.
We collect your personal information when you:
Ask a question
Use tools and calculators
Apply for products or services
Complete an form
Apply for a job
Send e-mail to us
Subscribe to receive e-mail from us
Sharing your personal information for business purposes
We don't sell your personal information.
When you buy a product, we may share your personal information with other Nationwide companies
or one of our business partners to service your product. We also share your personal information with
your agent, investment adviser, investment company, broker-dealer, or transfer agent affiliates. They
use your personal information to manage your policy or account.
We share your personal information for everyday business purposes. Some examples include mailing
your statements or processing transactions that you request. You cannot opt out of these.
Sharing your information for marketing purposes
We may share your personal information with other Nationwide companies or our business partners.
These include the registered representative who sold you your policy or contract. They are under
contract with us and may use this information to offer you a product from a nonaffiliated company.
We share your personal information with these companies so we can tell you about other products
that might interest you.
Our registered representatives may decide to leave Nationwide and join another broker-dealer.
When this happens, they may take your personal information to their new broker-dealer. If this
occurs, your previous Nationwide registered representative may use your personal information to
service your existing products and sell you new products offered by the new broker-dealer. In this
event, if you don't want your registered representative to take your information to the new brokerdealer,
follow the opt out procedures as stated within this document
We have joint-marketing agreements with our business partners. This means that we have partnered
with them to offer you a new product that might interest you. They may use your personal information
to market their products. If you would like to learn more about opting out, please read the next
We respect your right to choose how we use your personal information. We may share your personal
information with Nationwide Companies or our business partners to market new products to you.
These include the agent who sold you your policy or contract. You may not want to opt out if you
would like to learn about these products and services from one of our companies. Your privacy
choice also applies to any joint owners listed on your policy. Feel free to make your privacy choice at
any time. We'll follow your choice, unless you tell us that you've changed your mind.
To tell us your privacy choice, please mail your request to:
Nationwide Securities, LLC
P.O. Box 183137
Columbus, OH 43218-3137
If you have already opted out, you don't need to do opt out again.
Confidentiality and security
We use physical and technical safeguards to protect your personal information. We limit access to
your personal information to those who need it to do their jobs. The law requires our business
partners to use your personal information only for our purposes. They may not share it or use it in any
other way. We comply with all data security laws.
Other companies or organizations may have links to their websites on our web pages. We are not
responsible for how they collect, use, disclose, or secure the personal information that you provide to
You can always ask us for a copy of your personal information. Please send a letter to the address
noted above and have your signature notarized. This is for your protection so we may confirm your
identity. . We can only give access to information that we control. We don't charge a fee for giving
you a copy of your information now, but we may charge a small fee in the future.
You can call your agent or producer to change your personal information. But, we can't update
information that other companies, like credit agencies, provide to us. So, you'll need to contact these
other companies to change and correct your information. For example, if you want to update the
information in your credit report, you'll have to contact the credit-reporting agency.
A parting word ...
These are our privacy practices. They apply to all current and former clients of Nationwide Securities,