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. Please click here for a copy of our privacy notice: https://www.fisherinvestments.com/-/media/Files/2020_Privacy_Notice.pdf.
“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 A person becomes a consumer even if a questionnaire or application is withdrawn or denied or an advisory agreement does not become effective.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” –
Fisher Investments collects 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 individuals have provided permission. Fisher Investments will not sell or lease personal information to third parties so they can market to individuals.
ATTN: Data Privacy Office
5525 NW Fisher Creek Drive
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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 individual.
To unsubscribe from Fisher Investments’ email communications, send an email to email@example.com. 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.
A cookie is a small text file downloaded to an individual’s computer (or other device) when accessing webpages that use them. Cookies and other online tracking technologies (collectively referred to in this policy as “cookies”) allow a website to store and retrieve information about visitors’ online activity. Cookies are, for example, how a website remembers what display language you chose or what items you put into your online shopping cart.
Cookies can be categorized by who places them:
Cookies can also be categorized by their duration:
Lastly, cookies can be categorized by the function they serve. Fisher Investments uses the following types of first- and third-party cookies:
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your geographic region or preferred text size). Functionality cookies do not collect any personal information. Enabling functionality cookies may be necessary to access the full content of website material.
Personalization cookies allow a website to remember information that changes the page’s appearance or behavior, such as, for example, the language selected for viewing the page.
Analytics cookies analyze how individuals browse a website and enable Fisher Investments to measure the number of visitors to its websites, as well as to measure and analyze how individuals interact with the site. We use this information to improve the websites and the products or services offered.
Fisher Investments serves advertisements on various websites using third party companies. If an individual visits a website or clicks on one of Fisher Investments’ advertisements, behavioral cookies will be placed on the individual’s computer. Behavioral cookies allow Fisher Investments to manage and optimize its digital marketing (e.g., banner ads, pages offering informational brochures, email campaigns, etc.). Behavioral cookies may be used to build a profile to provide content more relevant to an individual’s interests. They adapt advertising and the content the individual sees on other websites based on browsing habits, including how the individual navigates websites, as well as how the individual interacts with internet advertising.
Our website does not respond to “do not track” signals from users’ web browsers.
To learn more about behavioral advertising cookies and to opt in or out of multiple advertising networks at once, you can visit the website YourAdChoices. Some advertising networks do not participate in the YourAdChoices service. To opt out of some of these networks, please visit the consumer opt-out page of the Network Advertising Initiative.
As explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of the websites that make use of this technology. Disabling cookies may affect the functionality of many of the websites you visit. If you do disable cookies, performance and functionality will be affected. If you wish to delete, disable, or re-enable cookies, you may do so through your browser as follows:
Beginning January 1, 2020, California residents have certain rights relating to their personal information described in the chart below. A California resident with questions about our privacy policies should contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A California resident with a disability seeking privacy information in an alternative format should contact us in the same manner. For other contact information, refer to “How to contact Fisher Investments” above.
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Purposes of Collecting and Using Personal Information
Name, address, telephone number, email address, and other identifying information relating to individuals
Marketing purposes, including delivering informational materials to individuals who request them and offering financial services
Commercial information limited to records of informational materials requested and other individual interactions with us
Marketing purposes, including tracking responses from prospective clients and research to improve offerings
Marketing purposes, including direct marketing optimization and insight on performance of web based applications
Promote employment opportunities; evaluate competence and qualifications; perform background checks; and administer employment relationship, including payroll, benefits, travel arrangements, expense reimbursement, career development, employee recognition, and promotion of Fisher Investments in internal and external materials and advertising
Financial and other information obtained in the course of providing investment advice and other services
Provide investment advisory, investment management, other financial services, and non-financial services; enhance client service capabilities; and meet Fisher Investments’ regulatory obligations
Fisher Investments obtains information used for marketing purposes directly from individuals who request informational materials, through cookies and other online tracking technologies, from existing clients and other referral sources, and from list vendors that gather and sell identifying information. Employment-related information is obtained from third party recruiters, employee referrals, directly from individuals, and background check providers. Information relating to non-financial services is obtained directly from individuals. Fisher Investments discloses personal information to regulatory agencies, law enforcement authorities, its lawyers and accountants, and other third parties explicitly authorized by the individual. Fisher Investments does not sell or lease personal information to third parties.
Information used in connection with investment advice, investment management, and other financial services is collected pursuant to the GLB Act and Reg. S-P, directly from prospective clients and clients and from other authorized sources, such as securities account custodians. The privacy notice required by the GLB Act (described above) explains how Fisher Investments shares this information.
California residents have the right to request disclosure of the categories of personal information collected, specific pieces of personal information collected, sources, purposes for collecting and using, and categories of third parties whom the information is shared. California residents also have the right to request deletion of their personal information and to not be discriminated against for exercising their rights with respect to personal information.
To exercise these rights, California residents or their authorized agents should visit the online web form (http://www.fisherinvestments.com/en-us/privacy/dsr) or call 1-877-786-6832. Requests must include sufficient information to verify the requester’s identity, including name, email, phone, and zip code. Deletion requests will require additional confirmation. For requests submitted by agents, proof of authority, such as a copy of a valid power of attorney, will generally be required. Fisher Investments will confirm receipt of a request within 10 days and respond within 45 days.