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Privacy

As you may know, your broker-dealer and National Financial Services LLC ("NFS") have an agreement in which NFS provides clearing and other related services for your account. In connection with these services, NFS is required to communicate its position as it pertains to the privacy of customer information. You do not have to contact your broker-dealer to benefit from these protections; they apply automatically to all customers. We review our privacy policy annually. Our printed and online notices are then updated to reflect any changes.

National Financial Services LLC Privacy Policy

How and Why We Obtain Information

To facilitate the servicing of your account, NFS may receive non-public personal information about you from your broker-dealer or from any of the following sources:

  • Your applications or forms (for example, name, address, Social Security number, birth date, assets, and income)
  • Transactional activity in your account (for example, trading history and balances)
  • Information from consumer reporting agencies (for example, to assess your creditworthiness for margin products)
  • Information from other third-party data services (for example, to verify your identity and to better understand your product and service needs)
  • Other sources with your consent or with the consent of your broker-dealer (for example, from other institutions if you transfer positions into NFS)

How We Protect Information About You

NFS considers the protection of personal information to be a foundation of customer trust and a sound business practice. We employ physical, electronic, and procedural controls, and we regularly adapt these controls to respond to changing requirements and advances in technology. Within NFS, we restrict access to your information to those who require it to develop, support, offer, and deliver products and services to you.

How We Share Information About You

We may share the personal information that we collect about our customers, prospects, or former customers with their broker-dealers or with:

  • NFS corporate affiliates, including internal service providers (for example, our data processing company and printing operation)
  • Unaffiliated service providers (for example, printing and mailing companies, securities clearinghouses, and other entities who may provide services at NFS direction)
  • Government agencies, other regulatory bodies, and law enforcement officials (for example, for tax purposes or for reporting suspicious transactions)
  • Other organizations, with your consent or as directed by your broker-dealer (for example, if you request personalized performance reporting) or as permitted or required by law (for example, for fraud prevention)

Our service providers are obligated to keep the personal information we share with them confidential and use it only to provide services specified by NFS.

Privacy Online

Privacy, security and service in NFS online operations are just as critical as in the rest of our business. We use firewall barriers, encryption techniques and authentication procedures, among others, to maintain the security of your online session and to protect NFS accounts and systems from unauthorized access.

When you interact with us through online channels (for example, websites and mobile applications) owned and controlled by NFS ("NFS websites"), NFS manages personal information in accordance with all of the practices and safeguards described previously.

When you visit NFS websites, we may collect technical and navigational information, such as device type, browser type, Internet protocol address, pages visited, and average time spent on NFS websites. We use this information for a variety of purposes, such as maintaining the security of your online session, facilitating site navigation, improving NFS website design and functionality, and personalizing your experience on NFS websites. Additionally, the following policies and practices apply when you are online.

Cookies and similar technologies

We use cookies and similar technologies to support the operation of NFS websites. Cookies are small amounts of data that a website sends to a web browser on a visitor's computer. Our cookies help us to collect information about visitors to NFS websites, including date and time of visits, pages viewed, amount of time spent on our sites, or general information about the device used to access the site. NFS cookies are also used for security purposes and to personalize your experience, such as customizing your screen layout.

You can refuse or delete cookies. Most browsers and mobile devices offer their own settings to manage cookies. If you refuse a cookie when on an NFS website, or if you delete cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of NFS websites. For example, you may not be able to sign in and access your account, or we may not be able to recognize you, your device or your online preferences.

Connecting with NFS on social media sites

NFS provides experiences on social media platforms that enable online sharing and collaboration among users who have registered to use them. We may collect information you provide by interacting with us via social media, such as photographs, opinions, or Twitter handle. Any content you post, such as pictures, information, opinions, or any personal information that you make available to other participants on these social platforms, is also subject to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policies of those platforms. Please refer to them to better understand your rights and obligations with regard to such content.

NFS mobile applications

NFS mobile applications ("apps") allow you to access your accounts, trade securities, move money, and access third-party news and research using wireless or mobile devices. Our privacy practices apply to any personal information or other information that we may collect through the apps.

Protecting children's privacy online

NFS websites are not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen (13). NFS does not intentionally collect information on NFS websites from those we actually know are under 13, and we request that these individuals do not provide personal information through the sites.

Access to Your Information

You may access and, if necessary, correct your account information through a variety of media offered by your broker-dealer and NFS (e.g., statements or online services). Please contact your broker-dealer if you require any additional information.

This privacy policy is provided to customers of correspondent broker-dealers on behalf of National Financial Services LLC.

If you are a shareholder in one or more of Fidelity funds or maintain an NFS retirement account, please review the following policies. These privacy policies are reviewed annually. The printed and online notices are then updated to reflect any changes.

The following statement only applies to you if you buy Fidelity Funds through your broker-dealer or if you have an NFS retirement account through your broker-dealer.

Fidelity Funds Privacy Policy

Protecting your personal information is an important priority for the Fidelity Funds. The Funds' privacy policy is designed to support this objective. The Funds collect non-public personal information concerning you in the following ways:

  • Information provided by you or your representative on applications or other forms furnished to the Funds or through other interactions that you or your representative have with the Funds
  • Information arising from your investments in or accounts with the Funds
  • Information the Funds receive from a consumer reporting agency

The Funds employ physical, electronic, and procedural controls to safeguard your information. For example, the Funds authorize access to your personal and account information only for personnel who need that information in order to provide products or services to you.

The Funds do not disclose any non-public personal information about you, except as permitted by law. For example, the Funds have entered into a number of arrangements with Fidelity Investments to provide for investment management, distribution, and servicing of the Funds.

If you decide to close your account, the Funds will continue to adhere to the privacy policies and practices as described in this notice.

Please read the Fidelity Funds Privacy Policy in conjunction with the Privacy Policy for the Fidelity Investments companies of which you are also a customer.

Fidelity Distributors Corporation and Fidelity Management Trust Company Privacy Policy

How and Why We Obtain Personal Information

Fidelity takes great care to protect personal information about you and when we use it, we do so with respect for your privacy. We may use personal information about you to service and maintain your account; process transactions in your account; respond to inquiries from you or your representative; develop, offer, and deliver products and services; or to fulfill legal and regulatory requirements. Fidelity may collect public and non-public personal information about you from any of the following sources:

  • You or your representative on applications or forms (for example, name, address, Social Security number, birth date, assets, and income)
  • You or your employer or plan sponsor if Fidelity provides them with record keeping services (for example, payroll, human resources, or benefits information)
  • Transactional activity in your account (for example, trading history and balances)
  • Other interactions with Fidelity (for example, discussions with our customer service staff or information you enter into our websites)
  • Information from consumer reporting agencies (for example, to assess your creditworthiness for margin products)
  • Information from other third-party data services (for example, to verify your identity and to better understand your product and service needs)
  • You or your representative regarding your preferences (for example, your choice of electronic statement delivery, or the screen layout you specify if you use our Internet sites)
  • Other sources with your consent or with the consent of your representative (for example, from other institutions if you transfer positions into Fidelity)

How We Protect Information About You

Fidelity considers the protection of personal information to be a foundation of customer trust and a sound business practice. We employ physical, electronic, and procedural controls and we regularly adapt these controls to respond to changing requirements and advances in technology.

At Fidelity, we restrict access to personal information to those who require it to develop, support, offer, and deliver products and services to you.

How We Share Information About You

We may share the personal information that we collect with the following entities:

  • Fidelity corporate affiliates, including internal service providers (for example, our data processing company and printing operation)
  • Unaffiliated service providers (for example, printing and mailing companies, securities clearinghouses, and other entities who may provide services at Fidelity direction)
  • Government agencies, other regulatory bodies, and law enforcement officials (for example, for tax purposes or for reporting suspicious transactions)
  • Other organizations, with your consent or as directed by your representative (for example, if you use Fidelity as a financial reference in applying for credit with another institution, or as permitted or required by law (for example, for fraud prevention)

Privacy Online

Privacy, security, and service in our online operations are just as critical as in the rest of our business. Fidelity employs all of the safeguards described previously, along with the following Internet-specific practices.

We use firewall barriers, encryption techniques, and authentication procedures, among others, to maintain the security of your online session and to prevent unauthorized access to our computer networks. We may also place cookies and similar files on your hard drive for purposes such as security, to facilitate site navigation, and to personalize your experience on our site.

When you visit Fidelity Internet sites, we may also collect technical and navigational information, such as computer browser type, Internet protocol address, pages visited, and average time spent on our websites. This information may be used, for example, to alert you to software compatibility issues, or it may be analyzed to improve our web design and functionality.

We may use third-party service providers to help us analyze certain online activities. For example, these service providers may help us measure the performance of our online advertising campaigns or analyze visitor activity on our websites. We may permit these service providers to use cookies and other technologies, such as web beacons or pixel tags, to perform these services for Fidelity. We do not share personally identifiable information about our customers with these third-party service providers, and these service providers do not collect such information on our behalf.

Additional Information

If you are a former customer, your information is treated in the same manner as the information of current customers.

Fidelity offers several options for accessing and, if necessary, correcting your account information. You can review your information using your statements, or through our automated telephone or Internet services. You may also write or call us with your request for information. If we serve you through an investment professional, please contact them directly. Specific Internet addresses, mailing addresses, and telephone numbers are listed on your statements and other correspondence.


Effective July 2013

National Financial Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC
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