Guggenheim Investments as used herein refers to Guggenheim Partners, LLC, Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC, Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, LLC, Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC and Security Investors, LLC as well as the funds in the Guggenheim Funds complex (the “Funds”).
Our Commitment to You
When you become a Guggenheim Investments investor, you entrust us with not only your hard-earned money but also with personal and financial information about you. We recognize that your relationship with us is based on trust and that you expect us to act responsibly and in your best interests. Because we have access to personal information about you, we hold ourselves to high standards in its safekeeping and use. This means, most importantly, that we do not sell client or account information to anyone—whether you are a current or former Guggenheim Investments client.
The Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It
In the course of doing business with shareholders and investors, we collect nonpublic personal information about you. You typically provide personal information when you complete a Guggenheim Investments account application or when you request a transaction that involves Rydex and Guggenheim Funds or one of the Guggenheim affiliated companies. “Nonpublic personal information” is personally identifiable information about you. For example it includes your name and address, Social Security or taxpayer identification number, assets, income, account balance, bank account information and investment activity (e.g. purchase and redemption history).
How We Share Your Personal Information
As a matter of policy, we do not disclose your nonpublic personal information to non-affiliated third parties except as required or permitted by law. As emphasized above, we do not sell information about current or former clients or their accounts to third parties. Nor do we share such information, except when necessary to complete transactions at your request or to make you aware of related investment products and services that we offer. Additional details about how we handle your personal information are provided below.
To complete certain transactions or account changes that you direct, it may be necessary to provide your personal information to companies, individuals or groups that are not affiliated with Guggenheim Investments. For example if you ask to transfer assets from another financial institution to Guggenheim Investments, we will need to provide certain information about you to that company to complete the transaction. In connection with servicing your accounts or to alert you to other Guggenheim Investments investment products and services, we may share your information within the Guggenheim Investments family of affiliated companies. This would include, for example, sharing your information within Guggenheim Investments so we can make you aware of new funds or the services offered through another Guggenheim Investments affiliated company. In certain instances, we may contract with nonaffiliated companies to perform services for us. Where necessary, we will disclose information we have about you to these third parties. In all such cases, we provide the third party with only the information necessary to carry out its assigned responsibilities and only for that purpose. And we require these third parties to treat your personal information with the same high degree of confidentiality that we do. In certain instances, we may share information with other financial institutions regarding individuals and entities in response to the U.S.A. Patriot Act. Finally we will share personal information about you if we are compelled by law to do so, if you direct us to do so with your consent, or in other circumstances as permitted by law.
How We Safeguard Your Personal Information
We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information. Within Guggenheim Investments, access to such information is limited to those who need it to perform their jobs such as servicing your account, resolving problems or informing you of new products and services.
Information Collected from Websites
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