Privacy

Introduction

This Privacy Policy applies to information that visitors transmit to State Street Global Advisors ("SSgA", "we" or "us") through this website (the "Site").SSgA and our affiliates are committed to protecting your privacy.

In sum, we do not sell non-public, personal information we collect about you on this Site to anyone. We will store the information using generally accepted encryption and data-storage technology, and we may use certain information to improve the Site. If you voluntarily provide personal information such as an e-mail address when inquiring about SSgA or its products and services, we use that personal information to improve our services to you, to provide information to you and to inform you about additional products or services that may be of interest to you. SSgA does not share your personal information with unaffiliated third parties, except as required by law.

What Information we Collect and How We Use It

When using the public areas of the Site we do not monitor or collect any personally identifiable information from you. SSgA may however track the number of users who visit the public areas of the Site. SSgA may also record the location of your computer on the Internet for systems administrative and trouble shooting purposes and to report aggregate information. SSgA uses various technical means, including "cookies", to collect and store information about your Internet connection when you visit the Site. Cookies are data elements that the Site sends to your browser. SSgA uses cookies to measure the number of visitors to different parts of the Site. This information helps SSgA to improve the Site and make it more useful to the Site's visitors. If you would prefer not to accept cookies from the Site, you may set your browser accordingly. If you choose to disable cookies in your browser, you can still access most of the Site. SSgA may use other methods now or in the future to accomplish the goals of collecting technical and navigation information about the Site.

We use third party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf across the Internet. These third-party advertising companies employ cookie and Web Beacon (also referred to as 1x1 pixel.gifs or action tags) technology to measure and improve the effectiveness of ads for their clients. To do so, these companies may use anonymous information about your visits to our website and other websites. This information can include: date/time of banner ad shown, their cookie, and the first three octets of the IP address. They DO NOT collect personal information. This anonymous information can also be used for online preference marketing purposes.

If you voluntarily provide personal information such as an e-mail address when inquiring about SSgA or its products and services, we use that personal information to improve our services to you, to provide information to you and to inform you about additional products or services that may be of interest to you. SSgA does not share your personal information with unaffiliated third parties for marketing products other than those offered by SSgA.

When using the areas of the Site which require a personal identifier and password, SSgA does not monitor or collect any personally identifiable information from you.

SSgA uses your personal information to service your account, to improve SSgA's services to you, to provide information to you and to inform you about additional products or services that may be of interest to you. SSgA does not share your personal information with unaffiliated third parties for marketing products other than those offered by SSgA.

While SSgA takes active steps, including use of firewall barriers, encryption techniques and authentication procedures, to protect all information SSgA receives online, SSgA cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to the Site online, and you do so at your own risk.

We maintain strong physical, electronic and procedural safeguards and security controls designed to ensure that the nonpublic, personal information about prospective, current and former customers in our files and computers is protected.

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