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Wells Fargo Advisors U.S. Privacy Notice

This notice is effective as of January 2022.

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WHAT DOES WELLS FARGO ADVISORS (WFA) DO WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Question: Why is personal information used?
Answer: 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.
Question: What information is used?
Answer: 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
Question: How is this information used?
Answer: 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 Wells Fargo Advisors chooses to share; and whether you can limit this sharing.
Reasons we can share your personal information
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
Does Wells Fargo share? Yes
Can you limit this sharing? No
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)
Does Wells Fargo share? Yes
Can you limit this sharing? No
For joint marketing with other financial companies
Does Wells Fargo share? No
Can you limit this sharing? We don't share
For our affiliates' everyday business purposes — information about your transactions and experiences
Does Wells Fargo share? Yes
Can you limit this sharing? No
For our affiliates' everyday business purposes — information about your creditworthiness
Does Wells Fargo share? Yes
Can you limit this sharing? Yes
For our affiliates to market to you
Does Wells Fargo share? Yes
Can you limit this sharing? Yes
For nonaffiliates to market to you
*If your financial advisor departs WFA and joins a non-affiliated securities broker-dealer with which WFA has entered into an agreement regarding financial advisors changing firms, WFA may share with your financial advisor certain limited contact information which will be used to solicit you to join the new firm. The only information WFA will share is your name, address, email address, phone number, and account title. You may, however, opt-out of this information sharing arrangement – see Financial Advisor Sharing Opt-Out in the Other important information section below.
Does Wells Fargo share? No*
Can you limit this sharing? We don't share
Definitions
Affiliates
Companies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non-financial companies.
  • Our affiliates include financial companies with Wells Fargo in their name such as Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Nonaffiliates
Companies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non-financial companies.
  • WFA 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.
  • WFA 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 Policy constitutes Wells Fargo & Company’s Do Not Call Policy under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act for all consumers. Wells Fargo & Company 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 the Wells Fargo & Company’s Do Not Call list.
Nevada residents: We are providing you this notice pursuant to state law. You may be placed on Wells Fargo & Company’s internal Do Not Call List by following the directions in the To limit direct marketing section. For more information regarding our telemarketing practices, contact us at 1-800-869-3557; PrivacyCenter@wellsfargo.com, or Wells Fargo, P.O. Box 5110, Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5110. If you would like more information regarding this Nevada law, 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; aginfo@ag.nv.gov.
State Law: We follow state law where state law provides you with additional privacy protections.
Financial Advisor Sharing Opt-Out: As explained during account opening, if your financial advisor's affiliation with Wells Fargo Advisors ends and your financial advisor joins a securities broker-dealer not affiliated with Wells Fargo Advisors, you have authorized Wells Fargo Advisors to share your name, address, email address, phone number, and account titles with your financial advisor, as a usual means for your financial advisor to offer to continue to service and maintain your accounts. To withdraw your prior authorization, call 1-877-481-2766 or 704-499-6744.
Wells Fargo U.S. legal entities and businesses covered by this notice

Wells Fargo Advisors; Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC; or Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, doing business as Wells Fargo Advisors. Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC, a registered broker-dealer and non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. (Wells Fargo)

The following legal entities and businesses are not covered by this notice and have separate privacy notices:

  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
  • Wells Fargo Retail Services, a division of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
  • Wells Fargo Investment Institute, Inc.
  • Global Alternative Investments
  • Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC
  • Any insurance company, insurance agency, or other company that has its own privacy notice or policy
  • Businesses that have provided a separate privacy notice governing specified accounts or relationships