Privacy Policy

Wellspring Associates is a professional service firm that advises on personal financial matters and, as such, we are required by federal law to inform our clients of our policies regarding the privacy of client information. We are committed to maintaining the confidentiality and security of our client's personal and private information. Please take a moment to review our privacy notice informing you of the steps we take to safeguard your nonpublic personal information.

Our holding company, The Wellspring Group, and the following subsidiaries subscribe to this Privacy Notice: Wellspring Associates LLC; Wellspring Planning Group LLC; and Family Office Forum LLC. The subsidiaries provide The Wellspring Group clients with certain financial services via registration requirements or peer networking.

While providing service to you, we collect personal information from the following sources:

  • Account and product applications and other standard forms related to your financial services. Examples of information collected include your name, address, social security number, assets, types and amounts of investments, transactions, and income.
  • Information obtained from third parties when verifying applications, other forms or legal documents. This may be obtained from your other professional advisers, employer, or financial service providers.

Keeping your information secure is one of our most important responsibilities. We restrict access to your personal information to those employees and agents who assist us in providing services to you. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable law to protect your personal information. We train our personnel in the proper handling of personal information. When we use other companies to help provide our services to you, we require them to protect the confidentiality of personal information they receive.

Disclosing Personal Information to Non-Affiliated Third Parties

We do not sell, share, or disclose your personal information to non-affiliated third parties, except personal information we share in coordination with the services we provide to you through third parties such as your attorney, accountant, or financial product provider.

We may disclose personal information we collect in order to comply with supervisory requirements of registered representatives of The Leaders Group and Wellspring Planning Group who are also members of Wellspring Associates. This may include investment accounts, transactions, financial investment objectives and related information.

We may also disclose your personal information as permitted or required by law. These disclosures may include, for example, information to process transactions on your behalf, to conduct operations, to follow your instructions as you authorize, or to protect the security of your financial records.

Disclosing Personal Information to Affiliated Parties

We may share within our affiliates information about our services or experience with you, such as your name, social security number, or similar information. For example, if you currently do business with one of our affiliates or ask to receive information about an affiliate's service, we may share your personal information with the affiliate. Our affiliates may also continue to use personal information they receive from us to perform services on our behalf, to respond to communications from you, as you authorize or request, or, if you are their client, to offer you their services. To the extent that you are entitled to other protections under applicable laws and these laws apply, we will comply with them when we share personal information about you.

View and Change Your Personal Information

You can review the personal information we maintain on you and make any needed corrections to it by contacting us in writing at the Atlanta, Georgia, office at the address found on this website.

Right to Access and Correct Information

You may write to us at the address(es) found on this website with any questions you may have about your personal information. To protect your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity and to provide other details to respond to your access and information change requests.

You may see and copy the personal information that we have about you in person. If you prefer, we will copy and send it to you. If you think the personal information that we have in our files is incomplete or incorrect, you may request that we complete or correct the disputed personal information.

We will review your request. We will either make the change or explain why we did not do so. If we do not make the change, you may file a written statement of dispute with us. We will include the written dispute in the future disclosures of that personal information.

We will send the written dispute to anyone you request us to who received your personal information from us in the past two years. To exercise these rights, please send us a written request. Please include your name, address, daytime phone number, and the personal information that you would like access to or that you believe needs correction. We may charge a small fee to collect and send the personal information to you. To protect your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity and to provide other details to respond to your request.

If Your Relationship with Us Ends

If our relationship with you ends, we will continue to treat and protect your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Notice. This means that we may continue to share your personal information with our affiliates as previously described or permitted by law. However, if you notify us of your election not to have us share your personal information with others before or after your relationship with us ends, we will honor that request.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy Notices

We reserve the right to amend (that is, to add to, delete from, or change) the terms of this Privacy Notice from time to time. Updates will be posted to this website promptly after they are made.