Privacy Cookie Policy

Effective Date: 27 April 2016

Franklin Templeton Luxembourg International Services S.à r.l.("we" or "us") respect your privacy and value the trust you place in us when you share your personal information with us. The way we may collect and use your personal information, and the choices available to you in connection with our use of your personal information, is discussed in this Privacy & Cookies Policy ("the Policy").

The Policy describes our information practices relating to using this website ("our Website") and to investing in the Franklin, Templeton and Franklin Mutual Series Funds ("the Fund").

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  • When you invest in our Fund, we collect and use the following information to service your accounts and respond to your requests:

    • Information we receive from you on applications or other forms, whether we receive the form in writing or electronically. For example, this information includes your name, address, tax identification number, birth date, investment selection, beneficiary information, and possibly your personal bank account information and/or email address if you are signing up for certain account options;
    • Information about your transactions and account history with us, or with other companies that are part of Franklin Templeton Investments, including transactions you request on our Website;
    • Your communications to us concerning your investments; and
    • Other general information that we may obtain about you such as demographic information.

    Disclosure Policy

    To better service your accounts and provide you with more choices, we may share non-public personal information with other Franklin Templeton Investments' companies such as investment advisers, the distributor of our funds, and financial service providers offering banking, trust, and custodial products and services.

    We will only share non-public personal information with outside parties in the limited circumstances permitted by law. For example, this includes situations where we need to share information with companies who work on our behalf to service or maintain your account or process transactions you've requested, when the disclosure is to a party representing you, or when required by law (for example, in response to legal process). Additionally, we will ensure that any outside companies assisting us in marketing our products and services, or with whom we have joint marketing agreements, are under contractual obligations to protect the confidentiality of your information, and to use it only to provide the services we've asked them to perform.

    Confidentiality and Security

    Our employees are required to follow procedures with respect to maintaining the confidentiality of our investors' non-public personal information. Additionally, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the information. This includes performing ongoing evaluations of our systems containing investor information and making changes when appropriate.

  • A cookie is a small text file which includes a unique identifier that is sent by a web server to your computer, mobile phone or any other internet enabled device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used to make websites work efficiently and to collect information about your online preferences.

    How do we use cookies?

    We use cookies and other tracking technologies to customise content and advertising, provide social media features and to see how our visitors move through our website. We use this information to make decisions about ways to improve the services we offer you.

    We use all or some of the following categories of cookies on our website:

    Essential cookies. These cookies are essential for parts of our website to operate. They enable you to move around our website and allow us to recognise you within our website so that we can provide you with service that you have asked for such as remembering your sign-in details.

    Functionality cookies. These cookies help us customise our site content based on your preferences. They remember choices you make such as identifying yourself as a particular investor type (Retail, Professional or Institutional), your language, the country you visit our website from and any changes you make to text size or other parts of our web pages. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

    Performance cookies. These cookies collect information on how you use our website in order to help us improve areas such as navigation and to help us fix technical issues or errors. For example, we use these cookies to help us understand how you arrive at our website, browse or use our website and highlight areas where we can improve. The information stored by these cookies never shows personal details from which your identity can be established.

    Targeting cookies. These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising, and the content we deliver, more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advert or particular content, as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising or marketing campaign. These cookies are usually placed by third party advertising networks. They remember the websites you visit and that information is shared with other parties such as advertisers.

    Social Media cookies. These cookies allow you to share our website on social media such as Facebook and Twitter. These cookies are not within our control. Please refer to the respective privacy policies for how their cookies work.

    Web beacons. Some of our web pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons (also known as clear gifs or pixels) that allow us to count users who have visited our pages. Web beacons collect only limited information, e.g. a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides. We may also carry web beacons placed by third party advertisers. These beacons do not carry any information that could directly identify you.

    You can find more information about cookies, behavioural advertising and online privacy at www.allaboutcookies.org or www.youronlinechoices.eu.

    How do I reject cookies?

    At any time, you can prevent cookies from being set on your browser. For instructions on how to block, delete or disable any cookies, please consult your browser's 'Help' or 'Support' section. Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our website.

    Please consult the following links for information on cookie management and blocking according to your browser: