Your privacy is our priority.
Weaver Financial (WF) is a registered investment adviser located in Mission, Kansas. WF may only transact business in those states in which it is registered, or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration requirements. WF’s website is limited to the dissemination of general information pertaining to its advisory services, together with access to additional investment-related information, publications, and links. Accordingly, the publication of WF’s website on the Internet should not be construed by any consumer and/or prospective client as WF’s solicitation to effect, or attempt to effect transactions in securities, or the rendering of personalized investment advice for compensation, over the Internet. Any subsequent, direct communication by WF with a prospective client shall be conducted by a representative that is either registered or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration in the state where the prospective client resides. For information pertaining to the registration status of WF, please contact the SEC or the state securities regulators for those states in which WF maintains a notice filing. A copy of WF’s current written disclosure statement discussing WF’s business operations, services, and fees is available at the SEC’s investment adviser public information website – www.adviserinfo.sec.gov or from WF upon written request. WF does not make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy, timeliness, suitability, completeness, or relevance of any information prepared by any unaffiliated third party, whether linked to WF website or incorporated in it, and takes no responsibility therefore. All such information is provided solely for convenience purposes only and all users should be guided accordingly.
Please remember that different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and there can be no assurance that the future performance of any specific investment or investment strategy (including those undertaken or recommended by WF), will be profitable or equal any historical performance level(s).
WF’s website may have a discussion of, or link to, WF’s (and other professionals’) positions and recommendations as of a certain time. Those positions/recommendations may become invalid due to changing factors. No client or prospective client should assume that information on this website serves as a receipt of, or substitute for, personalized advice from WF. WF is neither an attorney nor a practicing public accountant. The website content should not be interpreted as legal, accounting or tax advice. Each client and prospective client agrees to release and hold harmless WF, employees, suppliers, and agents from any and all adverse consequences resulting from any of their actions and/or omissions which are independent of their receipt of personalized individual advice from WF. WF and suppliers shall not be liable for any damages of any kind with the use of this website.
The scope of any financial planning services to be provided depends on what the client requested, and the needs of the client. WF does not serve as an accountant, attorney, or insurance agent. WF does not prepare tax returns, or estate planning documents. WF does not sell insurance products.
Per K.A.R. 81-14-5(d)(12)(B)
Weaver Financial (WF), an independent, fee-only financial planning firm, is committed to safeguarding the confidential information of its clients. We hold all personal information in the strictest confidence. These records include all personal information we collect from you in connection with any of the services provided. We do not disclose information to nonaffiliated third parties, except as permitted by law, and do not anticipate doing so in the future. As you know, we use information you provide to help you meet your personal financial goals while guarding against any real or perceived infringements of your rights of privacy. Our policy with respect to personal information about you is listed below.
We limit employee and agent access to information only to those who have a business or professional reason for knowing, and only to nonaffiliated parties as permitted by law. For example, federal regulations permit us to share a limited amount of information about you with a brokerage firm, often Charles Schwab & Co., in order to open accounts for you and to enable you to execute securities transactions in those accounts. Many times we only ask for certain information inorder to complete an application required by your broker.
With your verbal permission, we do disclose information to nonaffiliated third parties, such as estate planning attorneys, insurance agents, mortgage brokers, and tax preparers. An example of this would be when we’re helping you get a quote on long-term care insurance or disability insurance, the insurance agent may ask you or us for your age, health rating, etc.
We maintain a secure office and computer environment to ensure that your information is not placed at unreasonable risk. The physical office is locked after hours of course; security cameras are used among the buildings. Paper files are minimal, and desk files containing client information are locked when left unattended. Unauthorized access to data on computer equipment including smart phones is prevented by the use of biometric (facial recognition, voice recognition, and/or fingerprint) security measures, and userid/password plus either two-step authentication method or random number authentication (push) method.
Please note that we share offices with Mission Financial Planning (MFP), and have strict mutual client confidentiality agreements. If you drop off documentation with an employee of MFP, we’ve asked you to secure that in sealed envelopes. MFP employees have committed to retaining your documentation in a secure locked drawer until it can be passed to Weaver Financial. Any work performed by MFP employees for WF clients is again kept strictly confidential. When MFP and WF share software and where client information cannot be kept separate, all MFP employees have committed to retain strict client confidentiality for any WF client. Separate signed agreements govern those situations as needed.
We use a third-party cloud service providing encrypted data storage. We use physical flashdrives for historical data backups; those are retained in two separate locked, waterproof, fireproof locations. We have separate procedures documenting data backups, as required by Kansas Securities regulations.
We use a third-party service to send/receive encrypted documents to you and any third party you authorize. Most major brokerage firms, such as Charles Schwab & Co., give us a means to send and receive (upload/download) encrypted documents to you; we use those options as well. We use cloud services such as Dropbox to request sensitive documents from you such as your yearly tax return; we provide an upload link for you to use. Microsoft applications and its accompanying security are used for email communications, calendaring, notes, and tasks. We use Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browsers to collect information on the internet regarding your pensions and other information which you’ve authorized us to gather.
The categories of nonpublic personal information that we collect include information about your finances, including social security numbers, income, account balances, your health to the extent it’s needed for the planning process (to estimate life expectancies, etc.), your information about transactions between you and third parties. We do ask for your tax return annually, and if possible, we’d prefer copies with the social security numbers redacted.
For unaffiliated third parties that require access to your personal information, including financial service companies, IT consultants, and auditors, we require strict confidentiality and expect them to keep this information private. We have written confirmation of these expectations, and their signed agreement to same. Federal and state regulators may review firm records as permitted under law.
We do not provide your personally identifiable information to mailing list vendors or solicitors for any purpose.
Personal identifiable information about you will be maintained during the time you are a client, and for the required time thereafter that such records are required to be maintained by federal and state securities laws, and consistent with the CFP Board Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct. After this required period of record retention, all such information will be destroyed.
Please contact Weaver Financial if you have any questions or concerns.