OF THE FUNDS AND THEIR DISTRIBUTOR
June 8, 2012
The Wilmington Funds, their distributor and their agents (referred to as "the Funds", "we" or "us") recognize that consumers (referred to as "you" or "your") expect us to protect both your assets and financial information. We respect your right to privacy and your expectation that all personal information about you or your account will be maintained in a secure manner. We are committed to maintaining the confidentiality, security and integrity of client and shareholder information. We want you to understand the Funds’ policy that governs the handling of your information, how the Funds gather information, how that information is used and how it is kept secure.
Information The Funds Collect:
The Funds collect nonpublic personal information about you from the following sources:
We may receive information from you, or from your financial representative, on account applications, other forms or electronically (such as through the Funds’ website or other electronic trading mechanisms). Examples of this information include your name, address, social security number, assets and income.
We may receive information from you, or from your financial representative, through transactions with us or others, correspondence and other communications. Examples of this information include specific investments and your account balances.
We may obtain other personal information from you in connection with providing you a financial product or service. Examples of this information include depository, debit or credit account numbers.
Information Sharing Policy
The Funds may share nonpublic personal information about you, as described above, with financial or non-financial companies or other entities, including companies that may be affiliated with the Funds and other nonaffiliated third parties, for the following purposes:
We may share information when it is necessary and required to process a transaction or to service a customer relationship. For example, information may be shared with a company that provides account record keeping services or a company that provides proxy services to shareholders.
We may share information when it is required or permitted by law. For example, information may be shared in response to a subpoena or to protect you against fraud or with someone who has established a legal beneficial interest, such as a power of attorney.
We may disclose some or all of the information described above to companies that perform marketing or other services on our behalf. For example, we may share information about you with the financial intermediary (bank, investment bank or broker-dealer) through whom you purchased the Funds’ products or services, or with providers of marketing, legal, accounting or other professional services. The Funds will not, however, disclose a consumer's account number or similar form of access number or access code for credit card, deposit or transaction accounts to any nonaffiliated third party for use in telemarketing, direct mail or other marketing purposes.
Except as described above, the Funds do not share customer information. We will not rent, sell, trade, or otherwise release or disclose any personal information about you. Any information you provide to us is for the Funds’ use only. If you decide to close your account(s) or become an inactive customer, we will adhere to the privacy policies and practices as described in this notice.
When the Funds share nonpublic customer information with third parties hired to facilitate the delivery of certain products or services to our customers, such information is made available for limited purposes and under controlled circumstances designed to protect our customers’ privacy. We require third parties to comply with our standards regarding security and confidentiality of such information. We do not permit them to use that information for their own or any other purposes, or rent, sell, trade or otherwise release or disclose the information to any other party. These requirements are reflected in written agreements between the Funds and the third party service providers.
The Funds protect your personal information in several ways. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to guard your nonpublic personal information. In addition, the Funds’ Transfer Agent and Shareholder Servicing Agent have procedures in place for the appropriate disposal of nonpublic personal information when they are no longer required to maintain the information.
Each of the following sections explains an aspect of the Funds’ commitment to protecting your personal information and respecting your privacy.
Employee Access to Information:
Our Code of Ethics, which applies to all employees, restricts the use of customer information and requires that it be held in the strictest of confidence. Employee access to customer information is authorized for business purposes only, and the degree of access is based on the sensitivity of the information and on an employee’s or agent's need to know the information in order to service a customer's account or comply with legal requirements.
Visiting The Funds' Website:
The Funds’ website gathers and maintains statistics about the number of visitors as well as what information is viewed most frequently. This information is used to improve the content and level of service we provide to our clients and shareholders.
Information or data entered into a website will be retained.
Where registration to a website or re-entering personal information on a website is required, "cookies" are used to improve your online experience. A cookie is a way for websites to recognize whether or not you have visited the site before. It is a small file that is stored on your computer that identifies you each time you re-visit our site so you don't have to resubmit personal information. Cookies provide faster access into the website.
We may also collect non-personally identifiable Internet Protocol ("IP") addresses for all other visitors to monitor the number of visitors to the site. These non-personally identifiable IP addresses are never shared with any third party.
If you have opted to receive marketing information from the Funds by e-mail, it is our policy to include instructions in all marketing messages on how to unsubscribe from subsequent e-mail programs. Some products or services from the Funds are intended to be delivered and serviced electronically. E-mail communication may be utilized in such cases. If you participate in an employer-sponsored retirement plan administered by the Funds, we may, at your employer’s request, send you e-mail on matters pertaining to the retirement plan.
Please do not provide any account or personal information such as social security numbers, account numbers, or account balances within your e-mail correspondence to us. We cannot use e-mail to execute transaction instructions, provide personal account information, or change account registration. We can, however, use e-mail to provide you with the necessary forms or you may contact customer service toll-free at 1-800-836-2211.
Periodically, the Funds may conduct surveys about financial products and services or review elements of customer information in an effort to forecast future business needs. The Funds then generate reports that include aggregate data regarding its customers. Aggregate data classifies customer information in various ways but that does not identify individual customers. These reports may also include information on website traffic patterns and related information. These reports are used for the Funds’ planning, statistical and other corporate purposes. Aggregate data may also be shared with external parties, such as marketing organizations. However, no information is shared by which any individual customer could be identified.
Changes to Our Privacy Statement:
The effective date of this policy is June 8, 2012. We reserve the right to modify this policy at any time. When it is revised or materially changed, we will update the effective date. You can determine whether there have been changes since the last time you reviewed by simply checking the effective date.
Notice will be provided to you in advance of any changes that would affect your rights under this policy statement
Wilmington Funds may be offered only to U.S. residents. Use of this site means you agree to the site’s Terms and Conditions.
Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of a mutual fund carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information about a mutual fund and is available on www.wilmingtonfunds.com or call 1-800-836-2211 for copies. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing.
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Wilmington Funds Management Corporation and Wilmington Trust Investment Advisors, Inc., subsidiaries of M&T Bank Corporation, are the investment advisor and primary sub-advisor, respectively, of the Wilmington Funds. ALPS Distributors, Inc., which is not affiliated with M&T Bank Corporation, is the distributor of the Wilmington Funds.