Emerson, Reid & Co. understands that the security of your personal and account information is important to you. We also understand that our continued success as a leading brokerage institution relies on both our ability to offer services to you in a secure manner as well as your responsibility in keeping any access codes, passwords or PINs secure. To assist us in offering these web-based services in a secure manner, we employ a number of measures which are described below. These measures allow us to properly authenticate your identity when you access these services, protect your information as it traverses the Internet between you PC and Emerson, Reid & Co. and protects your information in our computer systems.
Emerson, Reid & Company uses 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to maintain confidentiality of all information sent between the emersonreid.com web site and each broker's computer. Information sent between the emersonreid.com web site and your PC is encrypted to ensure that information intercepted on the Internet cannot be read by a third party. Specifically requested member information, such as Agent ID, Agent Password and Tax-ID/Social Security Number is used to verify identity, provide access to the web site, conduct transactions, and to determine and make available specific broker information.
Emerson, Reid & Company employs an additional layer of protection known as a firewall to protect our computer systems and your information. Firewalls can be thought of as selective barriers that only let authorized traffic through to Emerson, Reid & Company's systems.
System and application activity logs are another mechanism Emerson, Reid & Company uses to protect our systems and your information. These logs are available to Emerson, Reid & Company to review for any anomalies or discrepancies.
Emerson, Reid & Company's Web-based services are designed to work with Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 and higher. Emerson, Reid & Company strongly suggests having the most recent version of Internet Explorer to ensure 128-bit data encryption capability.