Privacy Policy & Identity Theft Prevention

We Do Not Share Client Information With Third Parties

Strong Investment Management provides investment management services to institutions and individuals worldwide. In order to provide these services to its clients, Strong requires access to sensitive client data, including account balances and contact information. Client data collected by Strong, in the course of its business, will be kept confidential and will never be shared with third parties; except as required to conduct services on behalf of the client. However, may disclose client data with explicit authorization from the client, as part of a formal audit, or in response to inquiries from the Securities & Exchange Commission or other governmental authorities.

Destruction of Unneeded Records

Strong has appropriate security measures in place at its physical facilities to protect against misuse, loss, or alteration of private information collected from clients. As part of these measures, sensitive paper records are routinely shredded, provided that these are not required for legal record keeping purposes.

Periodic Communications

Strong mails out quarterly and annual portfolio statements to its clients. Often times, our Portfolio Manager also communicate with clients via phone, fax, or email. Clients who do not wish to receive communications other than portfolio statements are given the opportunity to opt out.

Privacy Policy

Strong Investment Management and all of its affiliates (hereinafter referred to as "Strong", "we" or "us") are committed to maintaining the privacy of every current, former, and prospective customers. We recognize that you entrust important personal information to us, and we wish to assure you that we take seriously our responsibilities in protecting and safeguarding this information. This Privacy Policy ("Policy") describes in detail how we deal with information that we collect on this website (the "Site").

This Policy may be updated at any time. Please ensure that you regularly read the latest version of this page. The first paragraph of the Policy tells you when the last update was made.

Security of Data Transfers

Please note that data that is transported over an open network, such as the Internet or e-mail, may be accessible to anybody. Strong cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted via such open networks. When disclosing any personal information via an open network, you should remain mindful of the fact that it is potentially accessible to others, and consequently, can be collected and used by others without your consent. In particular, while individual data packets are often encrypted, the names of the sender and recipient are not. A third party may therefore be able to trace an existing bank account or relationship or one that is subsequently created. Even if both the sender and recipient are located in the same country data may also be transmitted via such networks to other countries regularly and without controls, , including to countries that do not afford the same level of data protection as your country of domicile.

For certain services, we use strong encryption to transfer your data (e-banking, for example). In these cases you will be told separately about the treatment of this data and about the details of encryption.

Your data may be lost during transmission or may be accessed by unauthorized parties. We do not accept any liability for direct or indirect losses as regards the security of your data during its transfer via Internet. Please use other means of communication if you think this is necessary or prudent for security reasons.

Protection, Processing, and Use of Personal Data

We use your personal information to enhance the quality of the products or services we wish to provide to our customers or in connection with your investments with or through us and to maintain contact details for those with whom we deal. We restrict access to personal information about you to those employees, agents or other parties who need to know that information to provide products or services to you or in connection with your investments with or through us. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to guard your personal information, including firewalls, individual passwords and encryption and authentication technology. We do not use for purposes other than as set out above, or disclose to any third party any personal information about our customers or former customers, except with such customer’s consent or as otherwise permitted or required by law. In cases where we believe that additional products and services may be of interest to you, we may share your personal information with affiliates of Strong to the extent permitted by applicable law. We may also disclose this information to firms that perform services on our behalf to the extent permitted by applicable law. These service providers are required to treat the information confidentially and use it only for the purpose for which it is provided. Certain jurisdictions may have more stringent privacy requirements that will prevent disclosure of your personal information to any other person or entity, including affiliates.

We will retain your personal information in accordance with applicable data protection laws for so long as it is needed.

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Links

This Site may contain hyperlinks to other websites that are not operated or monitored by Strong. These other websites are not subject to this Policy and we are not responsible for their heading or for the policy they apply to the treatment of personal data. We recommend that you read the policy used by these websites and check how these websites protect your personal data and whether they are trustworthy.

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