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Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network Privacy Notice

This notice is effective as of January 15, 2021.




Financial companies choose how they share your personal information. Federal law gives consumers the right to limit some but not all sharing. Federal law also requires us to tell you how we collect, share, and protect your personal information. Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do.


The types of personal information we collect and share depend on the product or service you have with us. This information can include:
  • Social Security number and employment information
  • Account balances and transaction history
  • Credit history and investment experience


All financial companies need to share customers’ personal information to run their everyday business. In the section below, we list the reasons financial companies can share their customers’ personal information, the reasons WFAFN chooses to share; and whether you can limit this sharing.
Reasons we can share your personal information
Does WFAFN share?
Can you limit this sharing?
For our everyday business purposes — such as to process your transactions, maintain your account(s), respond to court orders and legal investigations, or report to credit bureaus
For our marketing purposes — with service providers we use to offer our products and services to you (please see below to limit the ways in which we contact you)
For joint marketing with other financial companies
We don't share
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes — information about your transactions and experiences
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes — information about your creditworthiness
For our affiliates to market to you
For nonaffiliates to market to you
*See Dual Customer Relationships disclosure in the Other Important Information section below
We don't share
To limit our sharing
  • Call 1-888-528-8460 — our menu will prompt you through your choices.
  • Online banking customers — log on to a secure session at and choose Change Privacy Preferences under the “Security & Support" tab.

Please note: If you are a new customer, we can begin sharing your information 30 days from the date we sent this notice. When you are no longer our customer, we can continue to share your information as described in this notice.

However, you can contact us at any time to limit our sharing.

To limit direct marketing

To limit direct marketing

  • To limit our direct marketing to you by mail or telephone, call 1-888-528-8460 — our menu will prompt you through your choices.
  • Online banking customers — log on to a secure session at and choose "Change Privacy Preferences" under the "Security & Support" tab.

Please note: A Do Not Call election is effective for five years, or while you are an active consumer customer, if longer than five years. The Do Not Mail election is effective for three years. You may continue to receive marketing information in regular account mailings and statements, when you visit us online or at an ATM. You may also be contacted to service your account or participate in surveys. If you have an assigned client manager or team, they may continue to contact you to assist you in managing your portfolio or account relationship.


Call 1-800-TO-WELLS (1-800-869-3557) or go to

Who we are

Who is providing this notice?

Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (WFAFN) and the independent financial advisors providing brokerage and investment advisory services through WFAFN, which provides investment advice and services. In addition, please see the Dual Customer Relationships disclosure in the Other Important Information section below.

What we do

How does WFAFN protect my personal information?

To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures that comply with federal law. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings. For more information visit

How does WFAFN collect my personal information?

We collect your personal information, for example, when you:

  • Give us contact information
  • Tell us about your investment or retirement portfolio
  • Seek advice about your investment
  • Open an account
  • Make deposits or withdrawals from your accounts

We also collect your personal information from others, such as credit bureaus, affiliates, or other companies.

Why can’t I limit all sharing?

Federal law gives you the right to limit only:

  • Sharing for affiliates’ everyday business purposes — information about your creditworthiness
  • Affiliates from using your information to market to you
  • Sharing for nonaffiliates to market to you

State laws and individual companies may give you additional rights to limit sharing. See below for more on your rights under state law.

What happens when I limit sharing for an account I hold jointly with someone else?

Your choices will apply individually unless you tell us otherwise. Any account holder may express a privacy preference on behalf of the other joint account holders.



Companies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non-financial companies.

  • WFAFN affiliates include financial companies with Wells Fargo in their names such as Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Affiliates may also include other Wells Fargo subsidiaries such as Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC.


Companies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non-financial companies.

  • WFAFN does not share with nonaffiliates so they can market to you.

Joint marketing

A formal agreement between nonaffiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you.

  • WFAFN does not jointly market.
Other important information

Important notice about credit reporting: We may report information about your account(s) to credit bureaus and/or consumer reporting agencies. Late payments, missed payments, or other defaults on your account(s) may be reflected in your credit report and/or consumer report.

Do Not Call Policy: This Privacy Notice constitutes WFAFN’s Do Not Call Policy under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act for all consumers. WFAFN maintains an internal Do Not Call preference list. Do Not Call requests will be honored within 30 days and will be effective for at least five years from the date of request. No telemarketing calls will be made to residential or cellular phone numbers that appear on WFAFN’s Do Not Call list.

Nevada residents: We are providing you this notice pursuant to state law. You may be placed on our internal Do Not Call List by following the directions in the To limit direct marketing section. For more information, contact us at 1-800-869-3557;, or Wells Fargo, P.O. Box 5110, Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5110. Or, contact the Bureau of Consumer Protection, Office of the Nevada Attorney General, 555 E. Washington St., Suite 3900, Las Vegas, NV 89101; 702-486-3132;

Vermont: We automatically treat customers with a Vermont mailing address as having limited sharing with our affiliates as provided above.

Trust or fiduciary accounts: for which a Wells Fargo subsidiary is the trustee or service provider, including employer-sponsored retirement accounts, are protected under special rules of confidentiality. Information about these accounts is not shared for marketing purposes without specific consent.

Dual Customer Relationships: If your financial advisor's relationship with WFAFN ends, your financial advisor will be permitted to retain your personal information as authorized in your General Account Agreement and Disclosure Document, including originals or copies of client and account documentation for the purpose of continuing the relationship with you and maintaining and servicing your account through the financial advisor's new firm. WFAFN may also disclose your name, address, telephone number, email, and the account title of the accounts serviced by your financial advisor as allowed under the Protocol for Broker Recruiting, and as also authorized in your General Account Agreement and Disclosure Document. To withdraw any prior authorization to share this information, call 1-877-481-2766 or 704-499-6744. WFAFN will also retain copies of your client and account documentation as required by law.