Western Asset is committed to keeping nonpublic information about our clients and potential clients secure and confidential.
From time to time, we may collect a variety of nonpublic information about you, including:
- Information we receive from you on applications and forms, via the telephone, and through our website
- Information about your account with us, our affiliates or others
- Information we receive from consumer reporting agencies
- Technical and navigational information, such as computer browser type, Internet Protocol address, pages visited, and time spent on the website
Our website utilizes a variety of technologies (such as cookies and web beacons) to collect, store, and aggregate data about usage and browsing patterns. These technologies help us analyze and tailor the site for all users and better understand how our site is used.
If you are a registered user of our website who has enabled online access for your account(s), we collect all information that you submit through an online session, such as a transaction you've requested us to make. In this manner, your general usage patterns and other information noted above would be linked to you specifically.
Western Asset will not sell your nonpublic information to anyone. Further, we do not disclose your nonpublic information, except as required or permitted by law. For example, we may provide this information to companies that perform administrative services on our behalf, to securities industry regulators, or in response to a subpoena. We will require companies that we hire to protect the confidentiality of this information and to use it only to perform the services for which we hired them.
We collect technical information to keep you informed about software compatibility issues and possible upgrades, and to educate our web design team to improve your web experience.
With respect to our internal security procedures, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your nonpublic information, and we restrict access to this information. For more details, please view our Online Security.
Should you decide not to become a client of Western Asset, or should you decide at some point to become an inactive client, we will continue to adhere to these privacy policies and practices with respect to your nonpublic information.