Privacy of Information Collected When You Visit this Website
A Message from International Fund Services (IFS), a State Street Company
Collecting and Using Information
When you visit and use this Website, information is collected from you automatically through the use of "cookies." Cookies are small data files that contain a unique identification number stored on your computer. Our Website sends cookies to your computer's browser to allow us to better understand who is coming to our site for the first time or is a returning visitor. When you visit this Website, cookies are only used to record your preferences and choices as you navigate through the site. This information helps us to customize the delivery of our Website content and make our Website more useful to our visitors. The information collected through cookies typically is stored only for the length of time that you are connected to this Website. Certain information, however, may in some instances be stored in an encrypted cookie that lasts longer than the duration of the visit to this Website.
Other than the collection of information as described above, we will not collect personal information about you when you visit our Website, unless you choose to directly provide such information to us when contacting us via email. We will use this personal information to process your request and, when applicable, respond to you. By contacting us in this manner, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information for purposes of responding to your request. We will not sell, rent, give or otherwise disclose your personal information to anyone outside of IFS or its affiliated companies within the State Street group of companies, without your consent, unless required to do so in accordance with law, regulation or legal process.
We strive to protect all personal information we receive online with appropriate safeguards and security measures. However, the Internet is not a secure medium and neither the privacy of your communications, nor visits to this Website, can be ensured. Accordingly, by visiting this Website, you acknowledge and agree that IFS does not guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and that you do so at your own risk.
Providing Access and Maintaining Accuracy
Additional Notice - Privacy and Protection of Social Security Numbers
It is IFS's policy to treat customer, employee, and vendor Social Security numbers that we obtain in the course of business as confidential and to protect them throughout their lifecycle from accidental, malicious or unauthorized disclosure, misuse, modification, destruction, loss and/or damage.
To that end, IFS has developed controls and procedures reasonably designed to protect the confidentiality of, prohibit unauthorized disclosure of, and limit access to customer, employee, and vendor Social Security numbers.