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Online Privacy Notice

Last Updated October 1, 2016

Hartford Funds values your trust and is committed to the responsible management, use and protection of personal information. This Online Privacy Policy describes and supplements other applicable policies, practices and privacy notices that may relate to specific business relationships you have with Hartford Funds or to certain products or services, as described in the particular privacy notice. At the start of our business relationship with you as a client, we will give you a copy of our Privacy Notice that applies to that relationship if applicable.

This Online Privacy Policy is applicable to all the information collected by Hartford Funds from you during your use of our Website and its affiliate sites. We will refer to these websites collectively as the "Site" or the "Hartford Funds Site" throughout this Online Privacy Policy.


Definitions of Terms Used On This Site


Personal Information: Any information that can identify a specific individual.

Aggregate Information: Any information that does not allow us to identify a specific individual. Examples include demographic information, areas visited on the Site or what browser was used to access the Site.

Cookie: Electronic files that your web browser places on your hard drive to retain information relating to visits to and use of a website. Although they allow you to visit the Site more efficiently, they may be disengaged by changing your browser properties.

Pixel Tags: An electronic image, often a single-pixel (1x1), which is ordinarily not visible to Site visitors and may be associated with cookies on the visitors' hard drives.

Internet Protocol Address: An address identifying number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider.


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Types of Personal Information We Collect


Investors and Financial Advisors

Your email address. We collect your email address when you establish an on-line profile and register for access to certain sections of our website. We may also receive your email address if you provide it to us on an application or by phone. We may contact you by email about a website related issue, in response to something you requested or to communicate about our products or services.

If you no longer wish to receive email about products/services, use the opt-out link at the bottom of the email.


All Visitors to our Site

Survey information. Occasionally we may ask you to participate in a brief survey to help us make smart choices as we look for ways to improve the site. If you choose to participate, information you provide won’t be identified with you personally.

Personal data entered in calculators. When you use calculators and planning tools on the site, you may need to enter information such as your age or even certain dollar amounts like how much you save each month. We don’t collect or store this kind of information. It’s only used to perform the calculation you’re asking for.

Cookies. We use cookies and other tracking technologies to customize content and advertising, provide social media features and to see how our visitors move through our website. We use this information to make decisions about ways to improve the services we offer you.

We do not permit other parties to collect identifying information about visitors to our site. We do not look for Web browser “do not track” requests. We collect various types of voluntarily provided personal information from visitors to the Site. This includes such information as:

  • Names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and other application information and in some instances social security numbers and birthdates
  • If you apply for a job with us or register with our career center, we may store your password and a hint as well as information about your work and educational history.


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How We Use Your Personal Information


We use personal information provided by individuals who visit our Site to fulfill the purpose for which the visitor provided the information, such as:

  • Completing transactions
  • Sending you information we think may be of interest to you
  • Informing you of job opportunities and evaluating your suitability for a job
  • Other purposes specifically disclosed at the time the information is requested

We also may de-identify the personal information collected by removing identifiers such as your name or by aggregating information. We may use such aggregate information as described in the section "Other Types of Information We Collect and How We Use It" found below.


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How We Disclose Personal Information


Disclosures Among our Affiliates

We do not use information obtained on this Site for direct marketing purposes. If we share your information for such purpose we will inform you and provide you with an opt-out option, and upon request, a list of all third parties with whom personal information has been shared.


Disclosures to Third Parties

We work with third parties that provide services to us and we may share your personal information with them to complete those services. Those parties can include but are not limited to:

  • Website hosting or information technology consulting service provider
  • Marketing and promotion service providers
  • Data analysis service providers
  • Legal service providers
  • Accounting service providers
  • Administrative service providers
  • Security service providers
  • Application service providers
  • Any other service providers that support Hartford Funds

We may also share personal information about visitors, and customers with nonaffiliated companies with whom we have a marketing or other business relationship, which may include nonaffiliated financial services providers with whom we jointly market products.


Other Disclosures

We may disclose personal information to:

  1. Comply with applicable laws
  2. Respond to governmental inquires or requests
  3. Comply with valid legal processes
  4. Protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of visitors, customers and the public
  5. Permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain
  6. Enforce our Terms of Service

Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC (“HFMC”), the mutual funds’ investment adviser, is an indirect subsidiary of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (the “Hartford”). In the event there is a change in the corporate structure of The Hartford, such as a merger, consolidation, sale, liquidation or transfer of substantial assets, The Hartford may, in its sole discretion, transfer, sell or assign information collected on and through this Site, including personal information about you, to one or more affiliated or nonaffiliated third parties.


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Other Types of Information We Collect and How We Use It


We may gather and store aggregate information about visitors. The collection of this aggregate information enables us to measure the number of visitors to various portions of the Site, diagnose problems with our server, administer the Site and track visitor activity. We will use this aggregate information to learn more about what you and our customers are expecting from our services, and tailor and improve the Site. Because aggregate information collected on the Site does not personally identify you, we may use aggregate information for any purpose, and share aggregate information with third parties for any purpose. Below are ways we may collect this aggregate information:

  • HTTP cookies, flash cookies, or other similar technologies.
  • Pixel-tags also known as web beacons or clear GIF's or similar means. The data collected includes such anonymous information as what operating system and browser you use, how you navigate to and through our Site, how long you stay on our web pages, and when you open emails from us.
  • Internet Protocol address which is identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever you visit the Site, along with the time(s) of your visit(s) and the page(s) that you visited. Collecting Internet Protocol addresses is standard practice on the Internet and is done automatically by many websites.

We also use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) to gather and store aggregate information about visitors. Please use the following link to understand how Google Analytics collects and processes data: Google Analytics uses cookies (see the link for how) to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (which may include your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google.

We and the third parties we partner with currently do not process or comply with any web browser's "do not track" signal or other similar mechanism that indicates a request to disable online tracking of individual users who visit our websites or use our services. Some of our third party service providers may collect personal information on users of our Site over time and across different websites when users are visiting our Site.

We also may use service providers to help us develop applications for your convenience, through your mobile device. These application service providers may use tracking pixels, agents or other visitor identification technology to collect certain non-personal information, such as your browser type, your operating system, and other information that does not identify you. The application service providers do not receive information that identifies you. These application service providers may collect unique device IDs including from mobile devices, mobile phone numbers, precise geo-location data, or call logs.


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Links to Other Websites


This Site contains links to other websites. The operators of those other websites may collect information about you, through cookies or other technologies. If you link to another website, you will leave Hartford Funds Site and this Online Privacy Policy will not apply to your use of and activity on those other sites.

If you provide personal information through any other site, your transaction will occur on that website (not Hartford Funds Site) and the personal information you provide will be collected by, and controlled by, the privacy policy of that website operator. Links on the Site to other websites are provided only as a convenience, and the inclusion of such links does not imply endorsement of the linked site. We encourage you to read the legal notice posted on those sites, including their privacy policies. We have no responsibility or liability for your access or use of, and the data collection and use practices of, other sites.


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Social Media


Hartford Funds maintains profiles and/or pages on various social media sites including LinkedIn and Twitter. If you choose to “Follow” Hartford Funds on LinkedIn and/or Twitter, or take any similar action on another social media site, you are providing your consent to receive information updates from Hartford Funds. To stop receiving this information from Hartford Funds on a social media site, you must follow the procedure established by the site. For example, on LinkedIn and Twitter, you must click “Unfollow” on Hartford Fund’s profile.


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Our Security Procedures


We take reasonable precautions to safeguard the personal information transmitted between visitors and the Site and the personal information stored on our servers, and we require third parties with whom we share personal information to use reasonable precautions to safeguard such information. Unfortunately, no method of transmitting or storing data can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, although we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to us through, or in connection with, the Site. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), you must immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us at The Hartford - Privacy Law, One Hartford Plaza, Hartford, CT 06155, or alternatively to In the unlikely event that we believe the security of your personal information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your email address, we may notify you by email.

Security tip: If you receive an email or other correspondence requesting that you provide any sensitive information (including your password or social security number) via email or to a website that does not seem to be affiliated with the Site, or that otherwise seems suspicious to you, please do not provide such information. Report such requests to us at The Hartford - Privacy Law, One Hartford Plaza, Hartford, CT 06155, or alternatively to


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Where Hartford Funds Stores and Maintains Information


This Online Privacy Policy applies to Hartford Funds, which has operations only in the United States. We maintain the Site in the United States and the Site is not intended to subject Hartford Funds or any affiliated entity to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States. Hartford Funds does not represent or warrant that the Site, or any part thereof, is appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access the Site, do so on their own initiative and at their own risk. By using the Site you consent to the transfer of your information collected on the Site to our United States operations. You are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations when you use our Site.


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SSN Protection Policy


We value your trust, and we are committed to the responsible protection of your Social Security number (“SSN”). This notice applies to any SSN that we collect I the course of our business. We protect the confidentiality of SSNs, including by maintaining manual and electronic security procedures to guard against unauthorized access to SSNs. We also limit access to SSNs, including by only granting access to SSNs to our employees who use that information to perform their job-related duties. In addition, we do not disclose SSNs to third parties, except where required or permitted by law.


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Changes to Policy


We reserve the right to amend this Online Privacy Policy at any time in order to address future developments of Hartford Funds, the Site or changes in industry or legal trends. We will post the revised Online Privacy Policy on the Site or announce the change on the home page of the Site. You can determine when the Online Privacy Policy was revised by referring to the "Last Updated" legend on the top of this policy. Any changes will become effective upon the posting of the revised Online Privacy Policy on the Site. By continuing to use the Site following such changes, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes. If you do not agree with the terms of this Online Privacy Policy, in whole or part, you can choose to not continue to use the Site. If you have any questions or comments about this Online Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us at The Hartford - Privacy Law, One Hartford Plaza, Hartford, CT 06155.


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