In sum, we do not sell non-public, personal information we collect about you on this Site to anyone. We will store the information using generally accepted encryption and data-storage technology, and we may use certain information to improve the Site. If you voluntarily provide personal information such as an e-mail address when inquiring about State Street Global Advisors or its products and services, we use that personal information to improve our services to you, to provide information to you and to inform you about additional products or services that may be of interest to you. State Street Global Advisors does not share your personal information with unaffiliated third parties, except as required by law.
What Information we Collect and How We Use It
When using the public areas of the Site we do not monitor or collect any personally identifiable information from you. State Street Global Advisors may however track the number of users who visit the public areas of the Site. State Street Global Advisors may also record the location of your computer on the Internet for systems administrative and trouble shooting purposes and to report aggregate information. State Street Global Advisors uses various technical means, including "cookies", to collect and store information about your Internet connection when you visit the Site.
We may use third party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf across the Internet. These third-party advertising companies may employ cookie and Web Beacon (also referred to as 1x1 pixel. gifs or action tags) technology to measure and improve the effectiveness of ads for their clients. To do so, these companies may use anonymous information about your visits to our website and other websites. This information can include: date/time of banner ad shown, their cookie, and the first three octets of the IP address. They DO NOT collect personal information. This anonymous information can also be used for online preference marketing purposes.
If you voluntarily provide personal information such as an e-mail address when inquiring about State Street Global Advisors or its products and services, we use that personal information to improve our services to you, to provide information to you and to inform you about additional products or services that may be of interest to you. State Street Global Advisors does not share your personal information with unaffiliated third parties for marketing products other than those offered by State Street Global Advisors.
When using the areas of the Site which require a personal identifier and password, State Street Global Advisors does not monitor or collect any personally identifiable information from you.
Any personal information collected may be transmitted outside of Hong Kong.
While State Street Global Advisors takes active steps, including use of firewall barriers, encryption techniques and authentication procedures, to protect all information State Street Global Advisors receives online, State Street Global Advisors cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to the Site online, and you do so at your own risk.
We maintain strong physical, electronic and procedural safeguards and security controls designed to ensure that the nonpublic, personal information about prospective, current and former customers in our files and computers is protected.
This Site contains links to other web sites. State Street Global Advisors is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these web sites.
Pursuant to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, an individual has the right to (a) check whether we hold any personal data about him or her, and to access such data, for a reasonable fee, (b) request any inaccurate data to be corrected, and (c) ascertain our policies and practices relating to personal data, including the type of personal data we hold and the main purpose for holding such data. All such requests should be directed to:
Data Protection Officer
68/F. Two International Finance Centre
8 Finance Street
Hong Kong, China
By using the website www.spdrs.com, you agree that State Street Global Advisors can store and access cookies, IP address and use other methods in order to collect website usage data and improve your online experience. This can include information related to your use of the website, the browser and device type you are accessing the website from and where you are located.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files downloaded to your computer or device by websites you visit. Cookies are widely used in order to allow websites to function properly, as well as to provide business and marketing information to the owners of the site.
Cookies are used for technical reasons to enable www.spdrs.com to work efficiently. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Site and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Site. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided.
Ease of Use
Cookies are used to enhance the usability of the site for visitors, such as by capturing visitor preferences on our site so that they are remembered for subsequent visits improving the visitor experience.
Cookies are used to gather statistics on how visitors use our site. This allows us to gain insight into how visitors use the website so that we may make improvements to its usability.
Cookies are used for web analytics and intelligence about our Site. This information may be combined with other information for the purposes described below, including marketing. We may also use web beacons or other technologies for similar purposes and we may include these in marketing email messages or our newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and links clicked on. Web beacons do not place information on your device, but may work in conjunction with
cookies to monitor online activity.
If you want to remove existing cookies from your device, you can do this using your browser options. You may refuse to accept cookies by changing your browser settings. For more information on managing cookies and other tracking devices see www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies.
Deleting and blocking cookies will have an impact on your user experience as parts of the Site may not function properly or be accessible. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings to block cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our Site, even if you have previously deleted our cookies.
The lifespan of the cookies we use is limited and will not exceed 13 months.