FREMONT GROUP PRIVACY POLICY

LAST UPDATED:  December 31, 2019

Fremont Group and its affiliated and related entities (together, “Fremont” “we,” us,” or “our”), is providing this Privacy Policy to describe how we collect, use, and disclose information from users on this website, and in our telephone, email or other communications with you. The words “user,”  “you,” and “your” mean those who use this website, contact us by any methods, including telephone or via email, or otherwise interact with us, other than those who work for Fremont and those who engage us for services, whose privacy is governed by other specific privacy policies. Fremont views privacy as an important part of the way we do business.

By accessing or using our websites or otherwise communicating with us via telephone, email or otherwise, you acknowledge that you have reviewed and understand the provisions of this Privacy Policy.  

 

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We collect information when you interact with us, for example, (1) when you visit and use our website, (2) when you email us or submit forms online, (3) when you call, text, or visit us, (4) when we engage you for services or you solicit us to provide services to us, or (5) when we are otherwise in communication with you. 

Certain of the information we collect may be personal information, by which we mean information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a natural person or household, such as a name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, and/or payment information. Other information directly associated with personal information also may be considered personal information. Information that is aggregated, de-identified, or anonymized is not considered personal information. Publicly available information that is made available from federal, state, or local government records also is not considered personal information.

The information we collect varies depending on how you interact with us.

Information You Provide to Us: You may provide the following types of information to us by email, by phone, in person, or otherwise, and such information may be personal information within the terms of this Privacy Policy:

  • Individual contact and identification information, including name, email address, postal address, or phone number.
  • Any other information you provide to us when you contact us that may be considered personal information.

Information Collected Automatically When You Contact Us:  We may also collect information automatically depending on how you contact us, including when you visit our website, or when you call us. For example, we may collect information such as:

  • IP address, device identifier, browser information, device information, operating system, language information, URL accessed, information about your use of our website, and dates and times of activity.
  • General location information, including as derived from your IP address.
  • Phone number or email address that is automatically available to us when you call, text, or email us.  

 

HOW WE USE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We may use your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy to:

  • Respond to communications from you.
  • Measure and improve our business, services, and performance.
  • Perform analyses on the data and other information we have collected.
  • Provide, administer, and utilize our websites.
  • Prevent potentially fraudulent, prohibited, or illegal activities.
  • Comply with legal requirements, or assert or defend a legal claim or defense.

 

CATEGORIES OF THIRD PARTIES WITH WHOM WE SHARE INFORMATION

Fremont does not sell your personal information to third parties and will not sell your personal information to third parties. 

We may, at times, disclose personal information we collect to the following categories of third parties:

  • Our group of companies, affiliates, and related companies in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
  • With other persons with whom you have requested that we share information, or other persons with whom you have agreed we can share such information.
  • In connection with the carrying out of our business activities, including investing, managing, financing and selling investments and providing services to our clients.
  • In connection with, or during the negotiation of, any investment activity or any merger, financing, acquisition, divestiture, or dissolution of any or all of our investments or all or a portion of our business.
  • If we believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary (a) to comply with any applicable law, regulation or interpretation thereof, legal process or governmental request, (b) to enforce or comply with other applicable agreements or policies, (c) to protect our rights or property, or the security or integrity of our services, or (d) to protect us, users of our services or the public from harm or potentially prohibited or illegal activities.
  • With third parties to manage aspects of your relationship with us and aspects of our business, and to effectuate the uses of personal information described in the How We Use Information We Collect section above, including third party service providers who access information about you to perform services on our behalf (including for financial or security reasons).
  • Third parties who may provide professional advice (for example, lawyers, bankers, accountants and/or consultants).

When sharing information with third parties, we generally require and expect that they only use or disclose your personal information as necessary to effectuate the purpose and uses described.

 

YOUR ACCESS AND CONTROL OVER INFORMATION

You may request to access, update, or in certain cases delete your personal information that we have collected, used, or disclosed. You can do so by filling out this web form, or contacting us by telephone at 1-800-219-0170.

 

SECURITY

We take reasonable precautions, including physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards, to protect your information. We make reasonable efforts to maintain security on our systems. Despite our efforts, we cannot guarantee that personal information may not be accessed, disclosed, or altered by breach of our safeguards. We urge you to take adequate precautions to protect your personal information.

 

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

Our web sites may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other linked sites that collect personal information.

 

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may update this Privacy Policy periodically to account for changes in our collection, use, or disclosure of personal information and will post the updated policy on our website.

 

CHILDREN

Our website is not designed nor intended to collect personal information from children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. 

 

RIGHTS FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, California Civil Code Sections 1798.100 et seq. (CCPA), additionally affords rights to our users who are California residents. For example, California residents may have a right, following a verifiable request, to (1) access—twice in a twelve-month period, free of charge for the twelve-month period prior to the request, the categories and specific pieces of personal information Fremont has collected about such resident, the categories of sources from which the personal information is collected, the business purpose for collecting the personal information, and the categories of third parties with whom Fremont has shared personal information; and (2) delete personal information under certain circumstances. Such requests may be made as described in the above Your Access and Control Over Information section. Fremont does not discriminate against our users on the basis of their exercising any of their rights afforded by the CCPA, which is further in accordance with California residents’ rights under that title.

 

CONTACT

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy or need to access the policy in an alternative format due to a disability, please contact us at privacy@fremontgroup.com. If you would like to access, update, or delete your personal information, please contact us as provided in Your Access and Control Over Information section above. In either case, Fremont will verify your identity using information you have already provided to us or otherwise require appropriate verifying  information specific to you.