Privacy Policy



 Great Western Financial Services, Inc.  (“GWFS”) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Statement of Privacy aka Privacy Policy describes the collection, use, and disclosure of personal and nonpersonal identification by GWFS, from users of the GWFS website (“Site”).  By using the Site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.



Collection of Nonpublic Personal Information


GWFS collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number.  GWFS also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.


There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by GWFS.  This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses.  This information is used by GWFS for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the GWFS Web site.


Please note that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through GWFS public forums, this information may be collected and used by others.  GWFS does not read any of your private online communications.


GWFS encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from GWFS so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information.  GWFS is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the GWFS Web sites.



Use of your Personal Information



GWFS collects and uses your personal information to operate the GWFS Web site and deliver the services you have requested.  GWFS also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from GWFS and its affiliates.  GWFS does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.


GWFS may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you.  In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party.  In addition, GWFS may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries.  All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to GWFS, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.


GWFS does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.


GWFS keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within GWFS, in order to determine what GWFS services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within GWFS to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.


GWFS Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on GWFS or the Site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of GWFS; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of GWFS, or the public.



Use of Cookies


The GWFS Site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience.  “Cookies” are text files sent from a Web server and stored on your computer to assist in identifying you as unique customer and store your personal preferences as well as technical information.  Cookies can be either stored on your computer until you delete them or last only until you close your browser.


You have the ability to accept or decline cookies.  Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.



Security of your Personal Information



GWFS secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.  GWFS secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.  When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.



Changes to this Statement



GWFS reserves the right to change or update this Privacy Policy at any time.  GWFS encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how GWFS is protecting your information.



Contact Information


GWFS welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Policy.  If you believe that GWFS has not adhered to this Statement, please contact GWFS.  We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.  If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or practices of this Site, please contact us at:

Great Western Financial Services, Inc.
Compliance Department
5408 W Plano Pkwy
Plano, TX 75093

NMLS 82156