Privacy policy

California Notice of Consumer Privacy Rights

The Capital Group Companies, Inc., and its affiliates from time to time collect personal information of California residents. Capital Group is committed to protecting the privacy and security of all the personal information that is entrusted to us. We have global privacy standards intended to protect the personal information of our clients, business partners and associates no matter how or where it is collected, used or stored. Capital Group complies with applicable privacy and security laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). In all instances, our effort is to collect only the information we need to provide better products and services and to ensure we are offering the products and services that best suit business and investment needs. These purposes are generally outlined in this Notice.

California law requires certain businesses to disclose that personal information is being collected as well as information regarding the rights of California residents pursuant to the CCPA when their information has been collected. Please note that the CCPA (except for California Civil Code Section 1798.150, which governs remedies should certain personal information be subject to an unauthorized disclosure) does not apply to personal information collected, processed, sold or disclosed under the federal Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (Public Law 106-102) and implementing regulations or the California Financial Information Privacy Act (Division 1.4 (commencing with Section 4050) of the Financial Code). The CCPA also does not apply to medical information governed by the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (Part 2.6 (commencing with Section 56) of Division 1) or protected health information that is collected by a covered entity or business associate governed by the privacy, security, and breach notification rules issued by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Parts 160 and 164 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations, established pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-191) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (Public Law 111-5). Finally, personal information of employees, job applicants, owners, directors, staff, officers and contractors as well as personal information collected as part of a business transaction is excluded from certain provisions of the CCPA including the provisions permitting a request for disclosure and the deletion of personal information described below.

A California resident, whose personal information does not fall under one of these exclusions, may request that we disclose the following information:

(1) The categories of personal information we have collected about them in the preceding 12 months;

(2) The categories of sources from which the personal information was collected;

(3) The business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling their personal information;

(4) The categories of third parties with which we share personal information;

(5) The categories of personal information that we sold to third parties in the preceding 12 months and the categories of third parties to which the personal information was sold;

(6) The categories of personal information that we disclosed for a business purpose, as defined in the CCPA, in the preceding 12 months and the categories of third parties to which the personal information was disclosed;

(7) The specific pieces of personal information we have collected about the resident.

A California resident may request the disclosure of the information listed above by calling (800) 421-4225, ext. 61 or submitting the request form by clicking on the link below.

California Consumer Privacy Act Request

We will need the following information to process your request. Once submitted, you will receive a response within 45 days.

 

* Required

Contact information

     

Service relationship*

Please select the type of service relationship(s) that best describes your association with the Capital Group Companies.

Such a request may be referred to as a right to know request. Pursuant to California law, before disclosing specific pieces of personal information we have collected about a resident, we will need to verify the resident’s identity. We will base our initial response on the information provided in a request for information. Thereafter, if a resident would like us to provide the specific information contained in our records or to delete records, we will require additional information to verify their identity. The additional information we need may vary based on how the resident has interacted with us. Whenever feasible, we will match the identifying information provided to the personal information we have in our records. For California residents who are investors, clients or advisors, we will utilize our existing authentication practices. 

Certain California residents have the right to request that we delete any personal information about the California resident that we have collected in the preceding 12 months and that we direct any service provider to delete the personal information from its records. However, pursuant to the CCPA, personal information may not be deleted in certain circumstances, including where maintenance of the personal information is necessary to: complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, to provide a good or service that was requested or that is reasonably anticipated within the context of an ongoing business relationship with us, or to otherwise perform a contract between the resident and Capital Group; to protect against or prosecute fraudulent or illegal activity and to detect security incidents; to enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with a resident’s expectations based on his or her relationship with us; to comply with a legal obligation; or to otherwise use the information internally in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which the information was provided. For more information about these and other situations in which we may not delete your information, please see California Civil Code Section 1798.105(d).

Certain California residents may request the deletion of information collected by Capital Group by calling (800) 421-4225, ext. 61 or submitting the request form by clicking on the link below. Pursuant to California law, before deleting any personal information as noted above, Capital Group will need verify the resident’s identity.

California Consumer Privacy Act Request

We will need the following information to process your request. Once submitted, you will receive a response within 45 days.

 

* Required

Contact information

     

Service relationship*

Please select the type of service relationship(s) that best describes your association with the Capital Group Companies.

A California resident may use an authorized agent to submit a right to know request or a request to delete. To use an authorized agent, the California resident must provide Capital Group with written authorization. In addition, the California resident may be required to verify their own identity with Capital Group. Capital Group may deny a request from an agent who does not submit proof that they have been authorized by the California resident to act on their behalf. Such requirements, however, will not apply where a California resident has provided the authorized agent with power of attorney pursuant to California Probate Code sections 4000 to 4465.

A California resident has the right, at any time, to direct Capital Group not to sell the personal information that we have indicated is being sold pursuant to the definition of sale contained in the CCPA. This right may be referred to as the right to opt out. Residents may opt out of the sale of personal information by clicking on the  link, found at the bottom of this page or by calling (800) 421-4225, ext. 61. If Capital Group has a good faith, reasonable and documented belief that a request to opt out is fraudulent, it may deny the request. A California resident may use an authorized agent to submit a request to opt out on the California resident’s behalf. The California resident must provide the authorized agent with written authorization to do so. Capital Group may deny a request from an authorized agent who does not submit proof that they have been authorized by the California resident to act on the California resident’s behalf.

In addition, Capital Group does not and will not sell the personal information of a California resident it has actual knowledge is under the age of 16 without affirmative authorization (known as “opt in”).

Capital Group will not discriminate against a California resident because the California resident exercised any of their rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act, including, but not limited to, by:

(1) Denying goods or services to the California resident;

(2) Charging different prices or rates for goods or services, including through the use of discounts or other benefits or imposing penalties;

(3) Providing a different level or quality of goods or services to the California resident;

(4) Suggesting that the California resident will receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.

In all instances, our effort is to collect only the information we need to conduct our business and to provide better products and services and to ensure we are offering the products and services that best suit our client’s business and investment needs. Included in the descriptions of the purposes of collection are our everyday business purposes. As used here, “Business Purposes” encompasses “business purposes” as defined in the CCPA, which includes the following related purposes:

  • To provide the information, product or service requested by the individual or as reasonably expected given the context in which with the personal information was collected (such as providing customer service, personalization and preference management, providing product updates, and dispute resolution)
  • For identity and credential management, including identity verification and authentication, system and technology administration
  • To protect the security and integrity of systems, networks, applications and data, including detecting, analyzing and resolving security threats, and collaborating with cybersecurity centers, consortia and law enforcement about imminent threats
  • For fraud detection and prevention
  • For legal and regulatory compliance, including all uses and disclosures of personal information that are required by law or reasonably needed for compliance with company policies and procedures, such as anti-money laundering programs, security and incident response programs, intellectual property protection programs, diversity programs, and corporate ethics and compliance programs
  • For corporate audit, analysis and reporting
  • To manage and enforce our contracts and to protect against injury, theft, legal liability, fraud or abuse, to protect people or property, including physical security programs
  • To de-identify the data or create aggregated datasets, such as for consolidating reporting, research or analytics, and
  • For business continuity and disaster recovery purposes, including making backup tapes.


The CCPA requires that Capital Group disclose the information we collect by reference to specific categories of personal information enumerated in the statute. Capital Group may collect only certain pieces of personal information described in a given category and might not actually collect all the types of personal information described in each category. In the preceding 12 months, Capital Group has collected the categories of personal information about certain California residents from the categories of sources and for the business purposes listed below.

Category of personal information collected

Category of source of collection

Purpose of collection

Identifiers such as a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, social security number, driver’s license number, passport number, bank account information or other similar identifiers.

Directly from the consumer, retirement plan sponsors and service providers, online service providers, social media providers, third-party data services, data consortiums, financial intermediaries and service providers and regulatory authorities.

Business Purposes, marketing products and services, directed advertising, improving online experience, providing information on and improving products and services, account servicing, processing transactions, augmenting our investment process, administering our employee compensation, welfare and benefit programs, screening applicants for employment and onboarding contractors and business partner employees, legal proceedings and maintaining the availability and security of our technology systems.

Any categories of personal information described in subdivision (e) of Section 1798.80.

Directly from the consumer, retirement plan sponsors and service providers, online service providers, third-party data services, financial intermediaries and service providers and regulatory authorities.

Business Purposes, account servicing, processing transactions, administering our employee compensation, welfare and benefit programs, screening applicants for employment and onboarding contractors and business partner employees.

Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law.

Directly from the consumer, retirement plan sponsors and service providers, third-party data services, data consortiums and regulatory authorities.

Business Purposes, legal and regulatory compliance.

Commercial information, including records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.

Directly from the consumer, retirement plan sponsors and service providers, financial intermediaries, third-party data services, data consortiums, financial intermediaries, service providers and regulatory authorities.

Business Purposes, marketing products and services, providing information on and improving products and services, account servicing, processing transactions, legal proceedings and regulatory compliance.

Biometric.

Directly from the consumer and service providers.

Business Purposes, legal and regulatory compliance.

Internet or other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with an Internet Web site, application or advertisement.

Directly from the consumer, online service providers, social media providers, third-party data services, data consortiums, financial intermediaries and service providers.

Business Purposes, marketing products and services, directed advertising, improving online experience, account servicing, processing transactions, legal proceedings, regulatory compliance, providing information on products, services and job opportunities and maintaining the availability and security of our technology systems.

Geolocation data.

Directly from the consumer and online service providers.

Business Purposes, marketing products and services and improving online experience, legal proceedings, regulatory compliance and maintaining the availability and security of our technology systems.

Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory or similar information.

Directly from the consumer, online service providers, financial intermediaries, data consortiums and service providers.

Account servicing, processing transactions, regulatory compliance, augmenting our investment process, providing information on and administering our employee compensation and benefit programs.

Professional or employment related data.

Directly from the consumer, social media providers, third-party data services, data consortiums, financial intermediaries and service providers.

Business Purposes, providing information on and improving products and services, account servicing, processing transactions, legal and regulatory compliance, administering our employee compensation and benefit programs, screening applicants for employment and onboarding contractors and business partner employees and maintaining the availability and security of our technology systems.

Education information, defined as information that is not publicly available personally identifiable information as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99).

Directly from consumer, social media providers, third-party data services and service providers.

Business Purposes, screening applicants for employment and onboarding contractors and business partner employees.

Inferences drawn from any of the information identified in this subdivision to create a profile about a consumer reflecting the consumer’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities and aptitudes.

Directly from the consumer, online service providers, third-party data services and service providers.

Business Purposes, marketing products and services, directed advertising, improving online experience, providing information on products and services, account servicing and processing transactions.


In the preceding 12 months, Capital Group has sold as that term is defined by the CCPA the following categories of personal information about California residents to the following categories of third parties.

Category of personal information sold

Category of third party to which personal information disclosed

Internet or other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with an Internet Web site, application or advertisement.

Digital advertising companies.

Professional or employment-related information.

Data consortiums.

Identifiers such as a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, social security number, driver’s license number, passport number or other similar identifiers.

Data consortiums.


In the preceding 12 months, Capital Group has disclosed for a business purpose the following categories of personal information about California residents to the following categories of third parties.

Category of personal information disclosed for a business purpose

Category of third party to which personal information disclosed, to the extent disclosed to a third party

Identifiers such as a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, social security number, driver’s license number, passport number, bank information or other similar identifiers.

Online service providers, social media providers, third-party data services, data consortiums, financial intermediaries such as broker dealers, investment advisers, banks, trust companies, third-party recordkeepers and third-party administrators, service providers and regulatory agencies.

Any categories of personal information described in subdivision (e) of Section 1798.80.

Data consortiums, financial intermediaries such as broker dealers, investment advisers, banks, trust companies, third-party recordkeepers and third-party administrators, service providers and regulatory agencies.

Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law.

Service providers and regulatory agencies.

Commercial information, including records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.

Data consortiums, third-party data providers, financial intermediaries such as broker dealers, investment advisers, banks, trust companies, third-party recordkeepers and third-party administrators, service providers and regulatory agencies.

Biometric

Service providers.

Internet or other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with an Internet Web site.

Digital advertising firms, online service providers, social media providers, data consortiums and service providers.

Geolocation data.

Digital advertising firms.

Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information.

Financial intermediaries such as broker dealers, investment advisers, banks, trust companies, third-party recordkeepers and third-party administrators, social media providers and regulatory agencies.

Professional or employment related information.

Online service providers, third-party data services, data consortiums, financial intermediaries such as broker dealers, investment advisers, banks, trust companies, third-party recordkeepers and third-party administrators, service providers and regulatory agencies.

Education information, defined as information that is not publicly available personally identifiable information as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99).

Data consortiums, service providers, and financial intermediaries such as broker dealers, investment advisers, banks, trust companies, third-party recordkeepers and third-party administrators.

Inferences drawn from any of the information identified in this subdivision to create a profile about a consumer reflecting the consumer’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities and aptitudes.

Service providers.


Capital Group does not disclose personal information to third parties other than as provided in this Notice.

 

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