As an Oppenheimer fund shareholder or financial advisor, you are entitled to know how we protect your personal information and how we limit its disclosure.
We obtain nonpublic personal information about our shareholders from the following sources:
- Applications or other forms
- When you create a user ID and password for online account access
- When you enroll in eDocs Direct, our electronic document delivery service
- Your transactions with us, our affiliates or others
- We utilize a software program on our website, often referred to as a “cookie,” that indicates which parts of our site you’ve visited. We use first party and third party cookies.
- When you set up security questions to reset your password online
If you visit www.oppenheimerfunds.com and do not log on to the secure account information areas, we do not obtain any personal information about you. When you do log on to a secure area, we do obtain your user ID and password to identify you. We also use this information to provide you with products and services you have requested, to inform you about products and services that you may be interested in and assist you in other ways.
We do not collect personal information through our website unless you willingly provide it to us, either directly by email or in those areas of the website that request information. In order to update your personal information (including your mailing address, email address and phone number) you must first log on and visit your user profile.
Protection of Information
We do not disclose any non-public personal information (such as names on a customer list) about current or former customers to anyone, except as permitted by law.
Disclosure of Information
Copies of confirmations, account statements and other documents reporting activity in your fund accounts are made available to your financial advisor (as designated by you). We may also use details about you and your investments to help us, our financial service affiliates, or firms that jointly market their financial products and services with ours, to better serve your investment needs or suggest financial services or educational material that may be of interest to you. If this requires us to provide you with an opportunity to “opt in” or “opt out” of such information sharing with a firm not affiliated with us, you will receive notification on how to do so, before any such sharing takes place.
Right of Refusal
We will not disclose your personal information to unaffiliated third parties (except as permitted by law), unless we first offer you a reasonable opportunity to refuse or “opt out” of such disclosure.
Internet Security and Encryption
In general, the email services provided by this website are encrypted and provide a secure and private means of communication with us. To protect your own privacy, confidential and/or personal information should only be communicated via email when you are advised that you are using a secure website.
As a security measure, we do not include personal or account information in non-secure emails, and we advise you not to send such information to us in non-secure emails. Instead, you may take advantage of the secure features of our website to encrypt your email correspondence. To do this, you will need to use a browser that supports Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
We do not guarantee or warrant that any part of this website, including files available for download, are free of viruses or other harmful code. It is your responsibility to take appropriate precautions, such as use of an anti-virus software package, to protect your computer hardware and software.
- All transactions, including redemptions, exchanges and purchases, are secured by SSL and 256-bit encryption. SSL is used to establish a secure connection between your PC and OppenheimerFunds’ server. It transmits information in an encrypted and scrambled format.
- Encryption is achieved through an electronic scrambling technology that uses a “key” to code and then decode the data. Encryption acts like the cable converter box you may have on your television set. It scrambles data with a secret code so that no one can make sense of it while it is being transmitted. When the data reaches its destination, the same software unscrambles the data.
- You can exit the secure area by either closing your browser, or for added security, you can use the Log Out button before you close your browser.
Other Security Measures
We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your personal account information. Our employees and agents have access to that information only so that they may offer you products or provide services, for example, when responding to your account questions.
How You Can Help
You can also do your part to keep your account information private and to prevent unauthorized transactions. If you obtain a user ID and password for your account, do not allow it to be used by anyone else. Also, take special precautions when accessing your account on a computer used by others.
Who We Are
OppenheimerFunds, Inc. and OppenheimerFunds Inc. and its financial subsidiaries, are referred to in the notices that follow as OppenheimerFunds or “we” or “our.”
Third Party Content, Products and Services (Including Links)
When you visit our site, we may collect certain technical information, such as browser type, internet address, pages visited, etc. This information may be used, for example, to alert you to software compatibility issues or to resolve technical problems, or it may be analyzed to better serve your needs.
We permit links from other websites and may permit links to this website simply as a convenience to visitors. The existence of a particular link does not indicate an endorsement by us of the linked site. Unless otherwise indicated, the linked sites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. We make no representations about the accuracy or completeness of the information contained on any linked sites and assume no liability for the content or presentation of linked sites.
We are not responsible, and assume no liability, for content displayed on this website that may be provided by another party. We are not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of any such content.
Permissible Use of Materials
You may download or print a copy of the information or materials contained on this website provided that the copy retains all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. Any other copying, republication or redistribution, reproduction, uploading, posting, or transmittal of the text or graphics of this website, including, without limitation, linking or framing, is expressly prohibited without our prior written permission.
You may not include our corporate name or any of our trademarks (for example, OppenheimerFunds®, the clasped hands design or “The Right Way to Invest”) or any variation of them, as a metatag, hidden textual element, or any other indicator that may create an impression of an affiliation, relationship, or endorsement between any other party and us or our subsidiaries or affiliates.
The Bloomberg Indexes that appear on this website are proprietary to and distributed by Bloomberg L.P. and have been licensed for our use. All content of the Bloomberg Indexes is proprietary to Bloomberg L.P.; it can only be used for personal and non-commercial use, and may not be used as the basis of a financial instrument.
We operate this website from offices within the United States of America. We do not represent that the information on this website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Access from certain locations may be strictly prohibited. Those who access this site do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all applicable local laws. The laws of the State of New York will govern any claims relating to the information contained on this website.
If you take legal action relating to this website, you agree to file such action only in the Supreme Court of New York County, New York, New York or in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and you consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of those courts for the purpose of litigating any such action.
Your use of this website means that you accept the terms and conditions contained on this website.
The information contained on this website does not constitute an offer or solicitation for the sale of any security in any jurisdiction where we are not licensed to conduct business or where the security is not available for sale. No security is offered or will be sold in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation would be unlawful. Securities products are offered for sale by prospectus only.
No Legal or Tax Advice
The information on this website is provided for informational purposes. It is not intended and should not be construed as legal or tax advice. The information is not a substitute for investment advice from a competent financial or tax advisor.
Limitation of Warranties
To the extent allowed by law and except as otherwise specifically provided elsewhere on this website, all information presented here is furnished “as is” without any express or implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement of intellectual property rights, or freedom from errors, viruses, bugs or other harmful components. Neither the sponsor of this website nor any other person or entity is responsible for any damages arising out of the use of or inability to use this website or any of its content, even if the sponsor or other person or entity has been advised or should have been aware of the possibility of such damages.
Policy / Contract / Certificate / Account
Through use of a user ID and password, you may be able to access account information on this website. In doing so, you may be transmitting personal information. By using this website to gain access to your account information, you consent to the electronic transmission of that personal information.
You are solely responsible for the confidentiality and use of your user ID, password and account number(s). You accept full responsibility for all transactions entered through your user ID and password. You agree to immediately notify us if your user ID and password are lost or stolen, if you become aware that your user ID, password and/or account number(s) is/are being used in an unauthorized manner, if you receive any confirmation of a transaction that you did not enter, or if you receive confirmation or a statement containing conflicting or inconsistent information regarding your account.
Failure to notify us of one of the above conditions will release us and our employees, agents, affiliates and subsidiaries from any responsibility or liability to you or any other person or entity resulting from the management or loss of any transaction.
We reserve the right to discontinue electronic access to your account at any time. We further reserve the right to modify the information contained on this website or modify the availability of any transactions at any time. We may immediately and without notice terminate your ability to access your account information if you violate the conditions of use stated herein or if you endanger the use of the services provided through this website.
Trademark and Copyright Notices
We are the copyright owners of all text and graphic images contained on this website, unless otherwise indicated. Our trademarks (service marks) including the OppenheimerFunds name, the clasped hands design and “The Right Way to Invest” may not be used by others.
Content on www.oppenheimerfunds.com is protected by applicable copyright laws. No permission is granted to copy, distribute, modify, post or frame any text, graphics, software code, user interface design or logos.
Subject to Change
Our Privacy Notice and Legal Notices may be changed from time to time. We recommend that you review these notices periodically for changes.
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