a. We collect and maintain customer information as part of servicing your account and administering your customer relationship. In the course of serving you, we collect information about you from:
b. The customer information we collect is used to service your accounts and help you achieve your financial goals. Information may be used or shared with other Wells Fargo Advantage Funds and with banks and companies that are directly or indirectly owned or controlled by Wells Fargo & Company (the “Wells Fargo family”), as well as with authorized third parties, for a number of purposes, such as:
c. We may disclose all of the information we collect, as described above, with nonaffiliated third parties outside the Wells Fargo family that are acting on our behalf or are acting jointly with us, including:
It is important to note that we do not share customer information with nonaffiliated companies for the purpose of marketing their own products or services unless you specifically permit us to do so.
Some state laws may impose additional restrictions on disclosure of information about customers in those states for certain purposes.
d. We share information within the Wells Fargo family so that our affiliates can work together to meet your financial needs.
We may disclose all of the information we collect, as described above, with our affiliates that provide financial products and services, such as consumer bankers, mortgage lenders, consumer lenders, securities broker/dealers, insurance agencies, and real estate brokerage companies, so they can offer you other financial products and services. By law, information that helps us to identify you or is derived from your transactions and experiences with us may be shared within the Wells Fargo family (a) for purposes other than direct marketing, and (b) unless you instruct us otherwise, for direct marketing purposes. You can instruct us not to share other personal financial information about you with the Wells Fargo family. In addition, if you select that option, we will not share any information about you with our affiliates for direct marketing purposes. You may also direct us not to contact you for marketing purposes by certain channels, or at all. We may disclose any of this information to administrative and service units within the Wells Fargo family for purposes such as servicing your accounts and preparing your account statements.
e. We are committed to protecting customer information.
We are committed to protecting the security and integrity of customer information through procedures and technology designed for this purpose. For example:
The policies and practices described in this disclosure are subject to change, but we will communicate any significant changes to you as required by applicable law. The policies and practices described in this disclosure replace all previous notices or statements regarding this subject.
You have choices regarding how information about you may be shared. If you would like to opt out of information sharing within the Wells Fargo family, your preferences will be honored and will apply to all Wells Fargo Advantage Funds accounts linked to your Social Security number.
2. Do not contact me for marketing purposes by (a) telephone, (b) mail, or (c) any type of solicitation.
The Wells Fargo Advantage Funds Web sites provide information to a wide audience including clients who hold funds directly with Wells Fargo as well as investment professionals and institutional sales professionals.
Only clients who choose to register for online access to their accounts will be asked to supply personal information to verify their identity. This information will be collected on a secure server and may include items such as name, Social Security number, account number, and e-mail address. Collecting this information allows us to provide access only to authorized users and clients. A unique login ID and password that you create are used to protect your account information.
Only Investment Professionals (financial advisors and registered investment professionals) who chose to register for additional product information and specific tools will be asked to supply personal information (name, address, e-mail address, etc.) on our site through the registration form. This information allows us to identify you so that we can present you with Investment Professional approved content and tools. In these cases, we collect only the information necessary to interact with you.
If you do not interact with us as you browse our Web site anonymously, any personal information, such as your e-mail address, is not collected. We gather data that allows us to track Web site usage, such as number of hits, pages visited, and the length of user sessions in order to evaluate the usefulness of our sites. We also use this information to personalize areas of the Web sites.
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