We value our relationships with our customers and strategic partners. We are committed to providing site users with public information as well as a secure and confidential environment. We do not sell information about you.
We are not responsible for the content or information practices of any third-party Web sites to which our site refers or links. We urge you to read their policies regarding their privacy practices.
Information We Collect As You Visit Our Site
As you browse the Internet, a trail of electronic information is left at each Web site you visit. This information, sometimes called "clickstream" data, can be collected and stored by a Web site's server. Clickstream data can tell us the type of computer and browsing software you use, the address of the Web site from which you linked to the site and, in some instances, your email address. We may use clickstream data to determine what sections of our site you visit, how much time you spend on each page of our site and how you navigate throughout the site.
This information may be studied to make changes to the Web site that Duff & Phelps and its parent, Virtus Investment Partners, believes will provide value to site users. We will use aggregated site usage data within our organization to optimize site construction and usability.
How We Use Information
In the normal course of business, we may share personal information, including information obtained from this Web site, with persons or entities involved in servicing and administering products and services on your behalf. We will not share information with or sell information to unaffiliated third parties except as stated above. Before we disclose your information to any non-affiliated third party, those entities with whom we share it must agree to maintain the privacy of your information.
Procedures to Protect Confidentiality and Security of Personal Information
We have procedures in place that limit access to personal information to only those employees, representatives and service providers who need to access it in order to perform business services or market products on behalf of Duff & Phelps and our affiliates. We educate our employees on the importance of protecting the privacy and security of confidential personal information. We also maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with federal and state regulations to guard your personal information.
Consent to Processing
By providing any personal information to the site, users, including without limitation users in the European Union, fully understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing of such information in the United States.
E-mail on the Internet
E-mail sent on the Internet should not be considered entirely secure even if you are using a secure email program. We ask that you not send any confidential information to Duff & Phelps via e-mail.
Changes to This Policy
Effective Date: March 16, 2009