Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to clients and potential clients of Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors, Inc. and shareholders of The Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc.


Protecting your privacy is important to us and our employees.  As a result, we have always made maintaining your privacy a priority of ours.  Due to recent regulatory changes, we are taking this opportunity to provide you with information on our policies regarding the collection, use, retention and security of nonpublic personal information.


Information We Collect


We collect nonpublic information about your from applications or other account forms you complete, from your transactions with us, our affiliates or others through transactions and conversations over the telephone.


Information We Disclose


We do not disclose information about you, or our former customers, to our affiliates or to service providers or other third parties except on the limited basis permitted by law.   For example, we may disclose nonpublic information about you to third parties to assist us in servicing your account with us and to send transaction confirmations, annual reports, prospectuses and tax forms to you.  We may also disclose nonpublic information about you to government entities in response to subpoenas.


Our Security Procedures


To ensure the highest level of confidentiality and security, we maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with federal standards to guard your personal information.  We also restrict access to your personal and account information to those employees who need to know that information to provide services to you.


effective 1/1/03