Keeping your Information secure is one of our most important responsibilities. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect Customer Information. Appropriate employees are authorized to access Customer Information for business purposes only. Our employees are bound by a code of ethics that requires confidential treatment of Customer Information and are subject to disciplinary action if they fail to follow this code.
Commitment to Privacy
At BNY Mellon Asset Management North America Corporation ("BNY Mellon AMNA"), we take the issue of privacy very seriously. We want to assure visitors to our Web site of the security, privacy and confidentially that they expect from a premier financial services institution.
E-Mail and Product Inquiry
Visitors of our Web site are encouraged to send e-mail messages to us so that we may respond to inquiries regarding BNY Mellon AMNA and our products or services. Personal information may be collected if the visitor chooses to send BNY Mellon AMNA an e-mail message. BNY Mellon AMNA retains copies of these e-mail messages. The information provided by a visitor will only be used to respond to the visitor's inquiry and to provide better customer service.
Important Notice for BNY Mellon AMNA Clients
Please be advised that BNY Mellon AMNA will never contact you by e-mail to request or confirm personal account information or any other type of sensitive information. If you do receive an e-mail that asks you to provide or confirm sensitive information (such as passwords or sign-on IDs) or personal information (such as social security numbers, credit card numbers or personal bank account numbers), please assume that the request is fraudulent. Some e-mails, links or websites may even include BNY Mellon AMNA logo or resemble existing BNY Mellon AMNA internet sign-on pages. Despite the graphics, you should continue to assume that the request is fraudulent because BNY Mellon AMNA will never contact you by e-mail to request or confirm personal or sensitive account information. If you receive e-mail requests to visit a website or to submit personal information, consider them fraudulent and notify BNY Mellon AMNA immediately. We strongly recommend that you do not visit the site, submit your personal information via the site or e-mail, or respond in any way.
Use of Information Collected
BNY Mellon AMNA uses the information collected from visitors to our Web site to address the specific needs of those visitors and to provide better customer service, including the provision of the latest information regarding financial products and services offered. The information collected also is used to provide a record of communications between BNY Mellon AMNA and our Web site visitors and to comply with any applicable legal and/or regulatory requirements.
Access to Information Collected
Certain of the employees of BNY Mellon AMNA will be provided with a visitor's information in order to respond to that visitor's needs and provide the visitor with information regarding specific products or services in which the visitor may have an interest. BNY Mellon AMNA employees are instructed to use care in handling the personal, confidential information of BNY Mellon AMNA customers, and the guidelines regarding the handling of such information are discussed in our Code of Conduct. BNY Mellon AMNA employees who do not conform to BNY Mellon AMNA's confidentiality rules are subject to disciplinary sanctions that include dismissal.
BNY Mellon AMNA Affiliates
BNY Mellon AMNA is a subsidiary of Bank of New York Mellon Corporation ("BNY Mellon") and a member of its Bank of New York Mellon Asset Management ("BNY MAM") group. BNY Mellon and its subsidiaries, such as the other members of the Bank of New York Mellon Asset Management ("BNY MAM") group, along with nonrelated service providers that assist BNY Mellon AMNA in meeting the needs of its customers, may receive personal information collected from a Web site visitor. Such information will be disclosed only in an effort to respond to the visitor's needs and provide information to the visitor about other financial products and services offered. The personal information is treated with the same standards of confidentiality that BNY Mellon AMNA itself uses, as the employees of BNY Mellon AMNA's affiliates are subject to Bank of New York Mellon Corporation's Code of Conduct, and BNY Mellon AMNA's non related service providers are legally bound to employ strict standards of confidentiality.
BNY Mellon AMNA does not transmit any personal information collected through its Web site to any third-parties. Personal information may be transmitted, however, if there is a specific need to complete a transaction requested by the visitor. BNY Mellon AMNA offers the opportunity to its Web site visitors to link to the Web pages of third parties who provide products and services not offered by BNY Mellon AMNA. Once the visitor leaves the BNY Mellon AMNA site, BNY Mellon AMNA does not receive any information from the visitor.
Information Collected from Representatives of Institutional Clients
If you work for one of our institutional (business) clients, we may obtain from you or your firm your business contact information, such as your name, title, office address, business phone number and email address. We may use this information for the purpose of conducting business with your firm, managing our relationship with your firm, and advising your firm of products and services that we believe might be of interest. We may (i) share this information with affiliated companies within the BNY Mellon corporate enterprise, (ii) disclose it to service providers that we use to process the information and that have agreed to confidentiality restrictions, and (iii) export this information to the United States and other jurisdictions where we, or our service providers, do business. We may also disclose this information as required by law.
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