Privacy Policy

As a firm, Common Interests is committed to transparency and openness. We believe you should know what information we collect about you and how that information is used, whether you are a client covered by Vanderbilt Financial Group’s Privacy Policy (below) or just a casual visitor to our site (in which case, Welcome!).

We try to give you as much control as we can over what information we collect about you through our website. Please view our website policies below, and feel free to change your settings (which will be stored on your computer in the form of a cookie) as you see fit. deleting your cookies will cause these settings to be reset, which will also cause the notifications on our website to reappear.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, or would like to see what we do with your data, we encourage you to make an appointment through the tool in the bottom right corner of every page of this site, and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.

Website Policies

This website uses Google Analytics to understand how visitors use our site and to improve the design and usability of the site.

We also use Google’s font packs.

We use Google Maps to show you where our office is.

Multiple pages on our site have embedded videos from third parties like Youtube and Vimeo.

Vanderbilt Securities Privacy Policy

Pursuant to Title V of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Regulation S-P (17 CFR 248.1-248.30), we are required to notify you of Vanderbilt Securities, LLC’s (VS) Privacy Policy. This disclosure is intended to notify you of the uses we make of the non-public financial and personal information we obtain about you in the course of providing brokerage services for you.

VS is a New York Limited Liability Company with a main office located in Woodbury, New York. We are an introducing securities broker-dealer, with our transactions clearing through another registered broker-dealer, National Financial Services, LLC. You should have received a separate disclosure regarding National Financial Services Privacy Policy. VS is registered with the SEC and a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC).

In order to transact securities business on your behalf, we obtain a variety of non-public financial and personal information about you.

In addition, we maintain a record of your securities transactions, which is also non-public. We obtain and maintain records of this information only for the purpose of maintaining the business of being a securities broker-dealer, and in compliance with applicable federal, state and self-regulatory organization rules.



The information collected and maintained by VS in transacting securities information on your behalf includes, or may include, the following types of non-public financial and personal information:

1. Information from you: information you provide on new account form(s); whether provided in writing, in person, by telephone or facsimile, via electronic communication or any other means; such as your name, telephone number, address, social security number, tax ID number, assets, income, investment objectives, financial situation, employer, age and previous securities experience.

2. Information about your securities and/or other transactions: (a) information VS collects and relates to account(s) balance, payment history, trading activity and any other transactions, which take place through or affect transactions which take place through VS; and (b) information VS collects as part of servicing your account(s).

3. Information about your transactions with non-affiliated third parties: (a) information from non- affiliated third parties pursuant to law, rules, regulations, standard securities industry practice and/or legal process, including documents received, shared, produced or provided in connection with a subpoena, discovery request or other legal process compelling production; and (b) information from non-affiliated third parties related to servicing your account(s).


VS discloses to affiliated and non-affiliated third parties non-public financial and personal information only in connection with the conduct of its securities brokerage business. Such disclosures may include, among other things, information related to transactions, settlement, billing, payment, processing, clearing, transferring, reconciling, collection or tax reporting. Disclosures may be made to affiliates or non-affiliated third parties: (1) as required or necessary to carry out fully and properly the securities business conducted by VS (e.g. to service providers supplying document processing and delivery, data maintenance or processing services, to National Financial Services, LLC for clearing purposes and to non-affiliated clearing agencies or entities); (2) as required by law or legal process; (3) with your consent; (4) to resolve customer disputes; (5) when requested by a fiduciary or beneficiary on the account; (6) when requested by the client’s attorney(s) or accountant(s); (7) when required by a regulatory agency, or for other reasons required or permitted by law; or (8) in connection with a sale or merger of the firm’s business.


The same protections for non-public financial and personal information of current customers of VS apply to information regarding former customers: disclosure is made only as permitted/required by law or legal process, or with your consent.


VS is committed to implementing and maintaining commercially reasonable and appropriate measures to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of the non-public financial and personal information we collect and maintain about you. Our procedures for insuring this include, at a minimum, the following:

• Access controls on customer information systems, including controls to authenticate and permit access only to authorized individuals, as well as physical access controls.

• Policies restricting the provision of non-public financial or personal information to anyone other than the customer over the phone.

• Pre-employment screening, including fingerprinting of all employees with responsibilities for or access to non-public financial or personal information.

VS regularly reviews and may revise, or update its privacy policies and systems at any time, in accordance with changes in technology or legal requirements.


Since sharing information under the circumstances noted is necessary to service the client account or mandated by competent authority, VS does not have any opt-out provisions.


Please be advised that any customer complaint can be made in writing and directed to:

Attn: Compliance Department
Vanderbilt Securities, LLC
125 Froehlich Farm Blvd
Woodbury, NY 11797

or by facsimile to the attention of Compliance 631-845-4531.