T. Rowe Price recognizes the importance of protecting your personal and financial information. In the course of doing business with T. Rowe Price, you share personal and financial information with us. We treat this information as confidential and recognize the importance of protecting access to it.
You may provide information when communicating or transacting with us in writing, electronically, or by phone. For instance, information may come from applications, requests for forms or literature, and your transactions and account positions with us. On occasion, such information may come from consumer reporting agencies and those providing services to us.
We do not sell information about current or former customers to any third parties, and we do not disclose it to third parties unless necessary to process a transaction, service an account, or as otherwise permitted by law. We may share information within the T. Rowe Price family of companies in the course of providing or offering products and services to best meet your investing needs. We may also share that information with companies that perform administrative or marketing services for T. Rowe Price; with a research firm we have hired; or with a business partner, such as a bank or insurance company, with which we are developing or offering investment products. When we enter into such a relationship, our contracts restrict the companies' use of our customer information, prohibiting them from sharing or using it for any purposes other than those for which they were hired.
We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information. Within T. Rowe Price, access to such information is limited to those who need it to perform their jobs, such as servicing your accounts, resolving problems, or informing you of new products or services. Our Code of Ethics, which applies to all employees, restricts the use of customer information and requires that it be held in strict confidence.
Online privacy practices
Our Web site utilizes a variety of technologies (such as cookies and Web beacons) to collect, store, and aggregate data about usage. The use of these technologies helps us analyze and tailor the site for all users and better understand how our site is used, which features or pages are most popular, and browsing and usage patterns. Whether personally identifiable information is collected during your visit will depend on how the website is accessed.
If you are a registered user of our website who has enabled online access for your account(s), we collect all information that you submit through an online session, such as a transaction you’ve requested us to make. Also, we will recognize you each time you visit our site, even if you do not log in to conduct a transaction or check your balances. In this manner, your general usage patterns and other information noted above would be linked to you specifically. This information can be useful to us when assessing and offering tools and other features for you.
We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under 13 years of age. Certain Web pages and areas of our site may have content suitable for children. For example, certain pages on our Money Confident Kids site may contain information and games suitable for children of all ages. However, we do not collect or allow children to submit any personal information on these pages, nor do we target any advertising to children under 13. If you are a parent and you believe we have collected personal information from your child who is under 13 years old, you may e-mail email@example.com to report this. If we discover that we have in fact collected such information, we will immediately delete it.
In all cases, if you use a tool, calculator, or analyzer, your inputs will only be collected and stored if you elect to save the information for your future use. Otherwise, your inputs are not preserved beyond the end of your online session. If you elect to save the information, we do not store it in a manner that is personally identifiable or link it to other information we may have about you.
Occasionally, we conduct voluntary surveys regarding our website or other products or services. The information you provide is collectively used for analytical purposes. You will not receive unsolicited communications as a result of participation in a survey if you notify us not to contact you.
You should also refer to the section above under "Use of E-mail Address" for information about online advertising through social media channels.
T. Rowe Price protects your personal information when you transact business on our website by requiring the use of a browser software program that supports 128-bit encryption. The "128-bit" designation refers to the length of the key used to encrypt the data being transmitted, with a longer key representing a higher level of security. For more information on the security of your account data with T. Rowe Price, see the Security Measures section of our website.
The effective date of these Online Privacy Practices is March 31, 2015. From time to time, we may change these Online Privacy Practices. When they are revised or materially changed, we will update the effective date. You can determine whether there have been changes since the last time you reviewed them by simply checking the effective date.
* As referenced in this policy statement, T. Rowe Price refers to T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., T. Rowe Price International Ltd, T. Rowe Price Hong Kong Limited, T. Rowe Price Singapore Private Ltd., and T. Rowe Price (Canada), Inc., registered investment advisers and sub-advisers to the T. Rowe Price funds and other advisory clients.