Inland Securities Corporation Business Continuity Summary Disclosure Statement
The purpose of the Business Continuity Plan is to inform our clients that Inland Securities Corporation of the Inland Real Estate Group of Companies has developed a plan on how we will respond to events that significantly disrupt our business. Since the timing and impact of disasters and disruptions is unpredictable, we will have to be flexible in responding to actual events as they occur. With that in mind, we are providing you with a summary below of the pertinent facts of our business continuity plan.
If after a significant business disruption you cannot contact us as you usually do at (630) 218-8000 or (800) 826-8228, you should go to the web site for The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc (the “Inland Group”) at inlandgroup.com and check under “News” for detailed information on how to contact us.
Our Business Continuity Plan
We plan to quickly recover and resume business operations after a significant business disruption and respond by safeguarding our employees and property, making a financial and operational assessment, protecting the firm’s books and records, and allowing our customers to transact business. In short, our business continuity plan is designed to permit our firm to resume operations as quickly as possible, given the scope and severity of the significant business disruption.
Our business continuity plan addresses:
- data back up and recovery;
- all mission critical systems;
- financial and operational assessments;
- alternative communications with customers, employees, and regulators;
- alternate physical location of employees;
- critical supplier, contractor, bank and counter-party impact;
- regulatory reporting;
- and prompt access to our customer accounts.
Significant business disruptions can vary in their scope, affecting only our firm, a single building housing our firm, the business district where our firm is located, the city where we are located, or the whole region. Within each of these areas, the severity of the disruption can also vary from minimal to severe. In a disruption to only our firm or a building housing our firm, if needed, we will either transfer our physical operations to a local site and resume business within 24 hours or continue our operations utilizing remote access to our systems. In a disruption affecting our business district, city, or region, we will either transfer our physical operations to a local site and resume business within 3 days or continue our operations utilizing remote access to our systems. Our ability to recover and resume business in this time frame will be determined by the severity of the disruption. In either situation, we plan to continue in business and notify you through the Inland Group web site at inlandgroup.com. If the significant business disruption is so severe that it prevents us from remaining in business, we will assure our customer’s prompt access to their account records and any compensation due to our soliciting dealers.
For More Information
If you have questions about our business continuity planning, you can contact us at (800) 826-8228.