In general, we limit the collection of personally identifiable information via our website to circumstances where you explicitly request information from us or where you voluntarily provide us with information to support an employment application with Putnam Associates. For example, visitors may request to join our mailing lists, complete surveys, submit resumes, and perform other activities that necessarily involve the sharing of personally identifiable information.
USE OF INFORMATION
If you share your e-mail address with us, occasionally you may receive e-mails that we hope you will find to be interesting and informative. Any e-mail sent to you will also contain a message describing how to update your mailing preferences, including opting out of receiving that type of mailing in the future.
We will not use your personally identifiable information in ways that are unrelated to the stated purpose under which the information was originally collected without also providing you with an opportunity to opt-out or prohibit such uses. If you provide us with unsolicited sensitive personal data, you consent to our using the data for any purpose subject to applicable law.
If you apply for employment with Putnam Associates through our website, your personally identifiable information may be used by our human resources department and our management team to evaluate your employment qualifications.
In general, Putnam Associates does not engage in automated telemarketing or SMS-based mobile marketing practices. We will not contact you by either of those methods without your express written consent.
We do not share personally identifiable information with third parties unless required by law, or unless the disclosure to third parties was explained at the time of information collection, or unless you have been given advance notification of a planned disclosure with an opportunity to opt-out of the disclosure.
Our website is not directed at children thirteen years of age or younger. Putnam Associates does not intentionally collect information about anyone under the age of thirteen, and we request that no such information be submitted to us.
COOKIES AND AUTOMATED DATA COLLECTION
We want visitors to our website to have a productive experience. To help us improve our website, we automatically collect technical information about your computer, your web browser, and the pages you visit at our website. We may also track whether you came to our website via a search engine link, such as from Google or Yahoo. We associate no personal information with this data. We only use this data for statistical analysis to deliver a better website. This data is anonymized and aggregated with similar data from other visitors to our site for statistical analysis.
We may use website “cookies” to personalize and improve the ease of use of our website. Cookies are small files that are saved on your computer by your web browser. A cookie generated by our website contains no personal information about you and does not gather information from your computer. Cookies help us to understand how you prefer to visit and use our website. We do not gather or associate cookie data with any personally identifiable data, and we only analyze cookie data in anonymized, aggregated form.
In general, you can refuse a cookie and still fully navigate the Putnam Associates website. Most web browser software can be configured to warn you each time a cookie is being sent and allow you to opt-out of receiving a cookie. You also may use your web browser to disable cookies entirely and to delete any cookies that already are on your computer.
We may use “web beacons” and similar technologies to help us to improve our website and to measure the effectiveness of our communications with you. Web beacons are small images or strings of computer code embedded in web pages or HTML-formatted email messages. When you access an area of our website that contains a web beacon, or when you access an email message from us that contains a web beacon, we may log basic information about how and when you accessed the website or email message. If you subscribe to one of our electronic mailing lists, we may use web beacons contained in emails sent to you as part of your subscription to help us to understand your use of the subscription, including whether you open email messages you receive from us or click on links contained therein.
When you visit our website and you are asked for personally identifiable information, you are sharing that information only with Putnam Associates. Except as otherwise provided below, your information will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, reused, rented, loaned, or otherwise disclosed to third parties without your prior consent.
Putnam Associates may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or by court order. Putnam Associates may disclose account information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other Putnam Associates users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. Putnam Associates may disclose or access personal information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services.
Putnam Associates has implemented generally accepted standards of security to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Only authorized personnel are provided access to nonpublic, personal information, and authorized personnel are required to treat this information as confidential. Authorized personnel may include employees and contractors of Putnam Associates. Notwithstanding these precautions, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your nonpublic, personal information. As a result, while we strive to protect your non-public, personal information, Putnam cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
If Putnam Associates learns of a security breach that results in the unauthorized disclosure of your personally identifiable information, we may attempt to notify you electronically and in accordance with applicable law so that you are able take appropriate protective steps. By providing your personally identifiable information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to that information. Putnam Associates may post a notice on its website if a security breach occurs. Putnam Associates also may send an email to you at the address you provided. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.
Putnam Associates may, from time to time, make changes to this Privacy Statement. At such times, we will post updates to this page. We encourage you to reread this Privacy Statement periodically to learn of any updates and changes we have made to this Statement. Any changes that we may make to this Privacy Statement shall be effective as of the date of such changes, unless we have obtained your affirmative consent to make such changes retroactive.
501 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Last Updated: November 15, 2016.