Privacy Policy

WHAT DOES ADVISORSHARES (“AdvisorShares”) DO WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

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
  • account balances
  • account transactions
  • transaction history
  • wire transfer instructions
  • checking account information

When you are no longer our customer, we continue to share your information as described in this notice.

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 AdvisorShares chooses to share; and whether you can limit this sharing.

Reasons we can share your personal information Does AdvisorShares 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 Yes No
For our marketing purposes – to offer our products and services to you Yes No
For joint marketing with other financial companies Yes No
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes – information about your transactions and experiences Yes No
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes – information about your creditworthiness Yes Yes
For our affiliates to market to you Yes Yes
For nonaffiliates to market to you No We don't share
What we do
How does AdvisorShares 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.
How does AdvisorShares collect my personal information? We collect your personal information, for example, when you
  • open an account
  • provide account information
  • give us your contact information
  • make a wire transfer
  • tell us where to send the money

We also collect your 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.

Definitions
Affiliates Companies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial companies.
  • AdvisorShares Investments, LLC
  • AdvisorShares Advisors, LLC
  • The AdvisorShares Trust
Nonaffiliates Companies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial companies.
  • AdvisorShares doesn’t share with nonaffiliates so they can market to you. AdvisorShares may share information with nonaffiliates that perform marketing services on our behalf.
Joint marketing A formal agreement between nonaffiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you.
  • AdvisorShares may share your information with other financial institutions with whom we have joint marketing arrangements who may suggest additional services or other investment products which may be of interest to you.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Policy or the information practices of this site, please contact us at 1.877.843.3831.

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