Privacy Policy

Last Revised: March 14, 2011

This website (the “PineBridge Investments website“) is operated by PineBridge Investments. PineBridge Investments is a group of international companies which provides investment advice and markets asset management products and services to clients around the world, through its member companies. PineBridge Investments' international investment adviser companies (the “PineBridge Investments member companies“) are direct or indirect subsidiaries or affiliates of PineBridge Global Investments LLC (“PineBridge“). The PineBridge Investments member companies respect the privacy of every individual who visits the PineBridge Investments website. This Privacy Policy (“Policy“) outlines the information that the PineBridge Investments member companies may collect from visitors to the PineBridge Investments website, and how we may use and disclose that information.

What personal information we collect and why we collect it

The PineBridge Investments member companies may collect personal information about you (such as your name and email address) that you provide voluntarily. For instance, if you choose to contact us through our “contact us“ feature, we will collect your personal information so that we can respond to your inquiry.

When we disclose the personal information we collect

Except as provided herein, the PineBridge Investments member companies will not intentionally sell or rent your personal information to any unaffiliated third party for marketing purposes, unless you consent to this use.

We may share personal information you provide through the PineBridge Investments website with other companies that are controlled, owned or operated by PineBridge or its subsidiaries and affiliates. Such PineBridge subsidiaries and affiliates will not disclose your personal information for marketing purposes unless you consent to this use.

The PineBridge Investments member companies may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf such as operating certain features of the PineBridge Investments website, or hosting or maintaining servers used in connection with the PineBridge Investments website. These companies and individuals are not permitted to use your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.

The PineBridge Investments member companies may disclose to third parties any information collected from visitors to the PineBridge Investments website under the following circumstances: (i) when the law permits it (such as, for example, to comply with laws or to respond to governmental authorities); (ii) to enforce the Terms of Use, (iii) to legal advisors; and (iv) when the PineBridge Investments member companies, in their sole discretion, believe it reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property, safety or security of the PineBridge Investments member companies, PineBridge or its subsidiaries and affiliates, PineBridge Investments website visitors, or the public.

The PineBridge Investments member companies may provide personal and other information concerning visitors to the PineBridge Investments website and PineBridge Investments website users to a purchaser or successor entity in connection with the sale of the PineBridge Investments member companies or a PineBridge Investments Entity, a subsidiary or line of business associated with the PineBridge Investments member companies, or substantially all of the assets of the PineBridge Investments member companies, one of the PineBridge Investments member companies, or lines of business.

In addition to these limited disclosures of personal information, the PineBridge Investments member companies may provide their affiliates or unaffiliated third parties with aggregate information about visitors to the PineBridge Investments website (such as statistical information derived from personal information submitted by PineBridge Investments website visitors). Such aggregated information will not identify any particular visitor to the PineBridge Investments website.

How we protect your personal information

The PineBridge Investments member companies take measures to prevent unauthorized intrusion to the PineBridge Investments website and the alteration, acquisition or misuse of personal information by unauthorized persons. The PineBridge Investments member companies restrict access to non-public personal information about you to those employees or services who need to know the information to provide products or services to you. The PineBridge Investments member companies maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal standards to guard your non-public personal information. The PineBridge Investments member companies strive to keep records of their information about you accurate and up-to-date. If you tell the PineBridge Investments member companies of an error, they will update their records promptly.

Other information collected

When you view the PineBridge Investments website, we may store certain information on your computer which may be in the form of a small text file called a “cookie.“ Cookies help us to improve your experience with the PineBridge Investments website, and help us to understand which parts of the PineBridge Investments website are most popular. Cookies are read only by the server that placed them, and are unable to execute any code or virus. Where specific sections of the PineBridge Investments website require you to accept our Terms of Use to access information, once you have accepted, you will not have to go through the acceptance process on return visits to the PineBridge Investments website if you return to the PineBridge Investments website within a certain time period. This function is accomplished by the placement of a cookie. With most Internet browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions. Please be aware, however, that some features and functionality of the PineBridge Investments website may be unavailable if cookies are erased or blocked.

We may use a service that collects data remotely by using web beacons or tags embedded in our site's content. The data we collect includes which operating system and browser you use, how you navigate to and through our site, and how long you stay on our web pages. This information is anonymous and does not include your name, e-mail address, or any other contact information. We share this information with other PineBridge companies and with our third party vendor, Google Analytics. Google Analytics gives us reports of this aggregated, anonymous data. We use this data to improve our site by responding to our users’ interests and providing more relevant and useful information.

Please note that when you link to any other website from the PineBridge Investments website, the operator of such other website (whether PineBridge, a PineBridge subsidiary or affiliate or a third party) may collect information about you, including through cookies or other technologies. In addition, your Internet or other service provider(s) may collect information about or submitted by you while you use the PineBridge Investments website, or any other website. You acknowledge that information collection and privacy practices of any other party, including PineBridge and other subsidiaries or affiliates, are not monitored or controlled by the PineBridge Investments member companies and the PineBridge Investments member companies are not responsible for such websites. Links on the PineBridge Investments website to other websites are provided only as a convenience, and the inclusion of such links does not imply endorsement of the linked site. You should review the privacy policies of any other website that you visit to understand how your information is collected and used.

Offline vs. online practices

This Policy applies solely to online information collection and use practices in connection with the PineBridge Investments website. It does not apply to any practices conducted offline or in connection with other websites owned or operated by PineBridge Investments member companies, PineBridge or any PineBridge subsidiary or affiliate.

Changes to this policy

The PineBridge Investments member companies reserve the right to make changes to this Policy from time to time, which will be provided to you by posting the revised draft of the Policy on the PineBridge Investments website. You will be able to determine when this Policy was last revised by checking the Last Revised legend at the top of this Policy.

Questions about this policy and your personal information

If you have questions or concerns about this Policy, or collection and use of your information, please contact our Privacy Officer at privacyofficer@pinebridge.com.