In an era of free-floating digital information, your privacy is more important than ever
Consistent with our professional responsibilities and applicable law, Horizons is committed to ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of all information pertaining to its clients, potential clients, their affiliates and affiliated individuals. That is to say, discreet handling of information is as vital to our business as it is yours.
In taking serious precautions to safeguard your interests, we undergo all commercially reasonable steps consistent with industry practices to protect each client’s personal data by using established security standards and procedures. To prevent the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction of such data, each office in the Horizons network has established physical, electronic and managerial security procedures.
You should be aware that when you provide information to any Horizons’ professional, you are providing it to Horizons as a whole. Your information may, therefore, be exported to, processed in and accessed from countries whose laws provide varying levels of protection, not always equivalent to that provided in your own country. Wherever your information may be used, the advisory does its utmost to ensure your privacy and the protection of personal data.
As a matter of best practices, the advisory enters into binding non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements with all its clients. Therefore, we do not, under any circumstance, provide traditional business references of existing and/or prospective clients.
As a Horizons client, it is not only our duty to serve you, it’s our privilege. To this end, we assure you that the advisory has adopted various protocols and technical safeguards to ensure the protection of your data across our worldwide network.
Access by Third Parties
Consistent with our professional and ethical obligations, Horizons may allow others to access your information in order to process data on our behalf in connection with the conduct of our business or where disclosure of your information is in your interest or is otherwise permitted, required or authorized under applicable law.
Prior to allowing any third party access to your information for the purpose of conducting our business, Horizons will take all reasonable steps to ensure that such third party enjoys a sound business reputation and provides at least the same level of privacy protection that we offer to our clients.