Fisher Investments is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) as an investment adviser, and is required to comply with SEC Regulation S-P (“Reg. S-P”), as well as the U.S. Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 (the “GLB Act”). Reg. S-P and the GLB Act require Fisher Investments to have policies and procedures in place to protect the security and confidentiality of the non-public personal information of consumers and customers, and to provide a privacy notice to such persons describing our privacy policies and procedures.
To ensure consumer privacy laws are not violated, Fisher Investments has adopted the policies and procedures described under the “Privacy Notice” heading below, which govern the activities of each officer, member, director, trustee and employee of Fisher Investments (collectively called the “Personnel”).
“Consumer” – an individual or an individual's legal representative that obtains or has obtained a financial product or service to be used primarily for personal, household or family purposes. A person becomes a consumer even if a questionnaire or application is withdrawn or denied or an advisory agreement does not become effective.
“Customer” – a consumer that has an ongoing relationship with Fisher Investments, whereby Fisher Investments is providing one or more financial products or services to the consumer (e.g., an advisory client of Fisher Investments).
“Nonpublic personal information” –
This U.S. Privacy Notice describes how we collects, uses and shares information from or about you. We are committed to protecting your privacy and your non-public personal information. Fisher Investments’ U.S. Privacy Notice is available upon request.
Fisher Investments may collect the following information:
Fisher Investments may use the information for the following reasons:
Fisher Investments may disclose information externally as permitted or required by law (such as to affiliates, service providers, and regulatory agencies), or where users have provided permission. Fisher Investments will not sell or lease users' personal information to third parties so they can market to users.
Users may contact Fisher Investments at any time to request access to information Fisher Investments maintains about them, to rectify any inaccuracies in such information, or to say they no longer want to be contacted by Fisher Investments for direct marketing or other purposes. Fisher Investments can be contacted by mail, email or telephone as follows:
ATTN: Marketing – Privacy
13100 Skyline Boulevard
Woodside, California 94062
In each case, please ensure that full name and address are provided in exactly the form in which it was originally provided to Fisher Investments to avoid any possible confusion with a different user.
To unsubscribe from Fisher Investments’ email communications, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “UNSUBSCRIBE” in the subject field and include the email address where you received the content, along with any additional email addresses you would like suppressed. We will do our best to prevent you from receiving our email content in the future.
What is a “cookie”? A cookie is a small data file containing information, such as a link that a user clicked on, which is written to the user's hard drive by a web server and used to track the pages visited. Fisher Investments allows third party partner organizations to place cookies on its behalf to collect information about the behavior of users visiting Fisher Investments’ website, including domain type, IP address and clickstream data, and to remember choices users make to improve their experience. Such information may be identifiable by IP address, but not by users’ personal information. It does not contain personal information such as name, address, telephone number or email address. It also does not contain user passwords.
While cookies and similar tools can serve many functions, the cookies we use perform the following functions:
1. Performance Cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages, so that we can track the usage of our website and analyze traffic patterns. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor other than by their IP address. These cookies are only used to improve how a website works.
2. Functionality Cookies
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features or content. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video. The information these cookies collect cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
3. Advertising Cookies
We serve advertisements on various websites using third-party companies. When you click on one of our ads and are taken to our website, these companies may place third-party cookies on your browser to make advertising more relevant based on your interactions with our website and other websites that you may visit.
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