Privacy Overview

At 21Shares US, we consider privacy to be a fundamental aspect of our relationship with our current, former and prospective investors and other individuals whose personal information we collect and process.

One or more of our privacy policies may apply to you depending on your relationship with us.

  • Information about how we collect, use and share non-public personal information of current, former and prospective investors is discussed in the Funds Privacy Notice.

  • Information about how we collect, use and share information we collect online is addressed in our Online Privacy Notice.

  • The California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA") provides California residents privacy rights with respect to certain personal information. If you are a California resident, please visit our California Notice at Collection and Privacy Notice for more information.

From time to time, 21Shares US may update or revise these policies. If there are changes to the terms of these policies, documents containing the revised policy or policies on the relevant website(s) will be updated.

Online Privacy Notice

This Online Privacy Notice describes the personal information 21Shares US Advisers LLC ("21Shares US", "we", "us", "our"), collect or receive from or about you when you visit 21shares.com/en-US ("Website") and the ways in which we use and share it. This Online Privacy Notice does not apply to information we collect from you offline such as when you submit an application or other form to us or one of our affiliates via mail or by telephone.

If you are a prospective fund investor, some of the information we may collect from you online constitutes "non-public personal information." Our collection, sharing and use of non-public personal information is governed by the privacy notice we deliver to you pursuant to federal law. To access the privacy policies that may be relevant to you, please read the Privacy Overview.

Information We Collect About You

We collect information about you in various ways. Some of this information may be considered "personal information" under applicable law. The personal information that you provide and that we collect or receive from you depends on the context of your interaction with us and our Website, the choices you make when you use our Website, and the features that you use.

You may provide information to us directly. We collect and receive information from you directly when you sign-up for our Newsletter, elect to receive marketing communications from us or use our Contact Us Form. This information may include your name, profession and contact details.

You may provide information to third parties who act on our behalf. We collect and receive information when you provide your information to our third party service providers and other partners who we engage to assist us in providing services to you. Such third parties may include website providers and entities that assist in corresponding with you. The information collected by such entities may include your name, profession, contact details, IP address and other online identifiers.

We collect information from you automatically through tracking technologies. When you visit our Website we collect certain information from you automatically. We may collect this information through cookies, web beacons, tags and scripts and other tracking technologies. We may combine this information with other information we collect about you on our Website or via other sources.

The information we collect automatically may include the following:

  • Your IP address.

  • Your device identifier.

  • Advertising identifiers.

  • Your location.

  • The type of browser and version you are using.

  • The operating system you are using.

  • The domain name of your Internet service provider.

  • Information regarding when you access or how you use our Website.

  • The URLs of the pages that you visit and information regarding how long you use various pages or aspects of our Website.

For more information regarding how we and third parties we engage may collect information from you automatically via cookies and other tracking technologies, please see Cookies, Online Tracking and Interest-Based Advertising below.

How We Use Your Information

We may use the information we collect from you in a variety of ways, including:

  • To present our Website and its contents to you and to operate our Website.

  • To deliver the information, products or services you have requested from us.

  • To reach out to you about and market or promote new information, products or services to you that we believe you may be interested in.

  • To communicate with you, including to notify you about changes to our Website or products or services.

  • Internal record-keeping.

  • To help us improve our Website and deliver a more personalized experience. This includes by enabling us to estimate and analyze our audience size and usage patterns, store information about your preferences, speed up your searches and recognize you when you return to our Website.

  • To deliver interest-based advertising to you. Please see Cookies, Online Tracking and Interest-Based Advertising below for further information about our and third parties' use of cookies and other tracking technologies to provide you with relevant ads on our Website and other sites, and information about how to disable cookies and make other choices related to targeted advertising.

  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into with you. This includes as we believe is necessary or appropriate to protect, enforce or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety or property of the Website, its employees or agents, or other users or to comply with law.

  • In any other way we may describe when you provide the information, or otherwise at your direction or with your consent.

  • As permitted by law or as we may notify you.

How We Share Information

We may share the information that we collect pursuant to this Online Privacy Notice as follows:

  • With our affiliates.

  • With our service providers, business partners and vendors. These parties may include companies that host our Website, provide web analytics, perform data processing, distribute emails to you, serve interest-based ads or measure ad performance, or help us communicate with you.

  • When you request any of our products or services. We will share your information to the extent necessary or appropriate to fulfill your request.

  • When required to do so by law. For example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency's request.

In addition, please note that if 21Shares US or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries or lines of business is merged, acquired, divested, financed, sold, disposed of or dissolved, including through merger, consolidation, sale or divestiture of assets, the relevant customer database, including personal information we may possess about you, and information collected pursuant to this Online Privacy Notice, may, in whole or in part, be sold, disposed of, transferred, divested, or otherwise disclosed as part of that transaction or proceeding.

Cookies, Online Tracking and Interest-Based Advertising

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We and third-party partners we engage may use cookies (i.e., small text files that are stored on your browser, computer, or mobile device), web beacons, pixel tags, browser analysis tools, server logs and other tracking technologies to automatically collect information, including personal information such as your IP address, from your browser.

Our Website uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be accessed every time you use our Website.

Our Website uses cookies and other tracking technologies for a variety of purposes, including functional, analytics and advertising purposes. This website may use the following categories of cookies:

  • Functional: These cookies are used to improve the experience of the Website's services.

  • Security: These cookies are used to make visitor interactions with our services faster, more secure and to help us detect malicious activity.

  • Preferences/Features/Services: These cookies are used to enable the functionality of our services, and provide you with features, insights and customized content. We also use these technologies to remember information about your browser and your preferences.

  • Analytical/performance cookies: They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

  • Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Google Analytics

Our Website may use Google Analytics, a web analytics service offered by Google. You may learn more about Google's practices with Google Analytics by visiting Google's privacy policy at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners.

Interest-Based Advertising and Third Party Rights to Your Information

We may partner with third-party companies in an effort to serve targeted, interest-based advertisements to you. We permit our third-party partners to obtain information about you when you use our Website. This information includes your IP address, mobile device ID and advertising ID. Such information is obtained through cookies and other tracking technologies. Our third-party partners and others may collect similar information from you across other websites and over time. We, our third-party partners and others may use this information to engage in interest-based advertising and display ads or other targeted content to you that is believed to be relevant to you based on your use of our Website, other sites and other information we may collect about you. Such ads and targeted content may appear on our website and/or across other domains.

We take steps to contractually limit the rights our third-party partners have to the information they collect from you via cookies and other tracking technologies. However, we may grant some of our third-party partners independent rights to your personal information (e.g., your IP address), including rights to use your personal information for their own purposes. In such cases, we do not control those third parties' further use of your personal information and such use is governed by those third-parties' respective privacy policies.

Your Choices:

To manage your cookie settings, please click the "U.S." tab in the upper-right corner of the home page. If you opt-out of non-essential cookies using this tool, an "opt-out cookie" will be placed on your device. Opt-out cookies are device- and browser-specific, meaning that you must opt-out across all of your devices and browsers in an effort to stop receiving targeted ads. If you clear your cache or delete cookies from your browser, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted, meaning you will need to opt-out again.

Please note that if you choose not to accept cookies, you may be unable to use certain features of our Website. In addition, you may still receive advertisements on our Website; however, they may not be as relevant to you.

Links to Third-Party Websites

Our Website contains links to third-party sites and services whose privacy practices may be different than ours. We may also allow you to connect with other third-party sites and services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of third-party sites and services and you should consult the other third-party sites' and services' privacy notices in order to better understand their privacy practices.

Additional Information for California Residents

The California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA") provides California residents privacy rights with respect to certain personal information. If you are a California resident, please visit our California Privacy Notice for more information. The California Privacy Notice supplements and should be read in conjunction with this Online Privacy Notice.

Security

21Shares US takes seriously the obligation to safeguard personal information. 21Shares US has implemented procedures that include the implementation of physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards in an effort to guard your personal information.

Children's Privacy

Our Website is not intended for users under the age of 16, and 21Shares US does not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 16. No one under the age of 16 is permitted to access or use this Website or provide us with personal information.

Changes to the Online Privacy Notice

From time to time, 21Shares US may update or revise this Online Privacy Notice. If there are changes to the terms of this Online Privacy Notice, documents containing the revised policy on the relevant website(s) will be updated.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Online Privacy Notice, please contact us at [email protected] or call this number 1(800)-206-1116.

Last Updated: September 2, 2022.

California Notice at Collection and Privacy Notice

This California Notice at Collection and Privacy Notice ("California Privacy Notice") supplements the information contained in our Online Privacy Notice. It is delivered on behalf of 21Shares US Advisers LLC ("21Shares US", "we", "us", "our") and our affiliates and governs certain personal information we collect from California residents ("you") via 21shares.com/en-US ("Website"). We have adopted this California Privacy Notice to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, as amended ("CCPA"). Please take the time to read and understand this California Privacy Notice.

Scope

Most of the personal information we collect about California residents is not covered by this California Privacy Notice at this time. The CCPA includes certain exemptions that may apply to our collection and processing of your personal information. Therefore, it is possible that not all personal information we collect from or about you is fully covered by the CCPA. Accordingly, this California Privacy Notice and the CCPA privacy rights set out herein may not apply to you or to all of your personal information. For example, the following personal information is not covered by this California Privacy Notice:

  • Personal information that is collected, processed, sold or disclosed pursuant to the federal Gramm Leach Bliley Act ("GLBA") and implementing regulations;

  • To understand how we collect, use and share your nonpublic personal information in accordance with the GLBA, please read our Funds Privacy Notice as applicable.

  • Personal information that we collect about you in a business-to-business context, including when you are communicating with us as an employee or representative of a business to whom we are providing or receiving a product or service; and

  • Personal information we have from individuals in their capacity as current or former California-resident 21Shares US employees or California-resident 21Shares US job applicants.

In addition, publicly available information, de-identified data and aggregate California resident information (as those terms are used in the CCPA) are not personal information for purposes of the CCPA. This California Privacy Notice does not apply to such information.

Notice at Collection

We may collect the following categories of personal information from you:

  • Identifiers

  • Categories in Cal. Civ. Code 1798.80(e)

  • Internet or other electronic network activity information

  • Geolocation data

  • Inferences drawn from this information

We may use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To present our Website and its contents to you

  • To deliver the information, products and services you requested from us

  • To reach out to you about and market or promote new information to you

  • To communicate with you

  • To help us improve our Website and deliver a more personalized experience

  • To deliver interest-based advertising to you

  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights

  • In any other way we describe when you provide the information, or otherwise at your direction or with your consent

  • As permitted by law or as we may notify you

Prior Collection, Use and Sharing of Personal Information

The CCPA requires us to give you specific information about the categories of personal information we collect about you, the sources from which we have obtained that information, the purposes for which we collect it and the categories of entities with whom we share it. Our relevant practices over the last twelve months are described below. Our collection, use and disclosure of personal information depends on your relationship with us and your interaction with our Website. For more information regarding the personal information we collect from you via our Website, please read our Online Privacy Notice.

Categories of Personal Information Collected

  • Identifiers, such as IP address, mobile device id and other online identifiers

  • Categories in Cal. Civ. Code 1798.80(e)

  • Internet or other electronic network activity information, such as browsing history, search history or other information regarding your interaction with our Website

  • Geolocation data, such the state or country associated with your IP address

  • Inferences drawn from this information, such as preferences or other Website visitor characteristics

Categories of Sources From Which Collected

  • Directly from you, such as when you visit our Website

  • Via cookies and other tracking technologies

Business or Commercial Purpose for Collecting the PI

  • To present our Website and its contents to you

  • To deliver the information, products and services you requested from us

  • To reach out to you about and market or promote new information to you

  • To communicate with you

  • To help us improve our Website and deliver a more personalized experience

  • To deliver interest-based advertising to you

  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights

  • In any other way we describe when you provide the information, or otherwise at your direction or with your consent

  • As permitted by law or as we may notify you

Categories of Third Parties and Other Entities With Whom We Share

  • Our affiliates

  • Entities that provide marketing services

  • Our business partners, service providers and vendors

  • Legal authorities as required by law or to protect our rights

  • Advertising networks and analytics providers

  • Affiliated and nonaffiliated third parties as may be permitted by law (such as in connection with the sale or restructuring of all or part of our business)

How We Share Personal Information

In the last twelve months, we have disclosed the following categories of personal information for business purposes as set out above:

  • Identifiers

  • Categories of personal information described in Cal. Civ. Code Section 1798.80(e)

  • Geolocation data

  • Internet or other electronic network activity information

  • Inferences drawn from other personal information

We do not currently sell your personal information for purposes of the CCPA.

We do not have actual knowledge that we sell the personal information of minors under the age of 16.

Cookies, Online Tracking and Interest-Based Advertising

As set out above, we and certain third parties collect and use your personal information for online tracking and interest-based advertising. To manage your cookie settings, please click the "U.S." tab in the upper-right corner of the home page. If you opt-out of non-essential cookies using this tool, an "opt-out cookie" will be placed on your device. Opt-out cookies are device- and browser-specific, meaning that you must opt-out across all of your devices and browsers in an effort to stop receiving targeted ads. If you clear your cache or delete cookies from your browser, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted, meaning you will need to opt-out again.

Please see the Cookies, Online Tracking and Interest-Based Advertising section of our Online Privacy Notice for more information.

Your Rights as a California Resident

As a California resident, you have certain rights in relation to your personal information.

Right to Know

You have the right to know how we have collected, used and shared your personal information over the last twelve months. Specifically, you have the right to know:

  • The categories of personal information we have collected about you.

  • The categories of sources from which we have collected your personal information.

  • The business or commercial purpose for which we collect or sell your personal information.

  • The categories of third parties with whom we share your personal information.

  • The categories of personal information that we disclosed for a business purpose and the categories of third parties to whom your personal information was disclosed for a business purpose.

  • The categories of personal information we have sold to third parties and the categories of third parties to whom we have sold your personal information.

In addition, you have the right to know the specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you over the last twelve months.

Right to Make a Deletion Request

You have the right to request that we delete your personal information that we have collected or received. Subject to certain exceptions, we must delete your personal information and direct our service providers to delete your personal information.

Right to Opt-Out of Sales of your Personal Information

If we were to sell your personal information for purposes of the CCPA, you would have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information. We do not sell your personal information for purposes of the CCPA.

Right to Non-Discrimination

You have the right not to be discriminated against by us for choosing to exercise your rights under the CCPA.

How to Exercise Your California Privacy Rights

If you wish to exercise your rights to know, access or delete your personal information, please submit a request to us by contacting us at [email protected] or call this number 1(800)-206-1116. If you maintain an account with us, we may require you to submit a request through that account.

Information for Authorized Agents

You can authorize a person registered with the California Secretary of State ("Authorized Agent") to exercise your California privacy rights on your behalf. To submit a request to 21Shares US on behalf of another person as an Authorized Agent, please submit a request to us by emailing us at [email protected] or call this number 1(800)-206-1116.

Verifying Your Requests

We only respond to requests that you make which are "verifiable." To verify your requests, we may require authentication of you or the Authorized Agent acting on your behalf that is reasonable in light of the nature of the personal information requested.

We may need additional information from you to verify your request. In order to verify your request, we may need to obtain additional information about you to match the information we already have about you. If you provide us with new personal information that we did not already have about you, we will use it solely for the purposes of verifying your request. We will let you know via email if we need more information from you to verify your request. Please reply to our requests promptly.

We will communicate with you about your requests via email. We will use the email address you provided when submitting your request.

If we cannot verify your request, we will let you know.

Responding To Your Requests

We aim to promptly verify your requests and respond to your requests within 45 days of receipt, but may require up to a total of 90 days to respond to your requests. If we require additional time beyond the initial 45 days and that time is reasonably necessary, we will let you know within the first 45 days.

We do not ordinarily charge a fee for our response to your requests. However, we may do so to the extent your request(s) are excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that charging a fee is warranted, we will let you know and will provide you with an estimate of the associated costs of responding to your request(s).

If we determine that we cannot or will not take the action that you requested, we will let you know. We will inform you of our reasons for not taking action and any rights you may have to appeal the decision.

Unless you tell us that you would like to receive a response via postal mail, we will respond to you via email regarding your requests to know and to access the specific pieces of personal information we have about you. We will contact you at the email address you provided when submitting your request(s). If you would like to receive responses to a request to know or access personal information via postal mail rather than email, please let us know when submitting your request(s).

"Do Not Track" Signals

We do not currently respond to "Do Not Track" signals transmitted by browsers.

Limitations

The CCPA does not apply in full to all personal information we collect from California residents. As set out in "Scope" above, the CCPA is not fully applicable to much of the personal information we collect from California residents. Therefore, even if you are a California resident and submit a verifiable request, we may not be required to comply with your request.

We are only required to respond to certain requests twice in any twelve-month period. We are not required to provide you access to specific pieces of personal information more than twice in any twelve-month period. Similarly, we are not required to comply with your "requests to know" more than twice in any twelve-month period.

It is not possible for us to verify requests for certain types of personal information that we may collect from you, such as clickstream data. We therefore will generally not include such information in response to consumer requests.

Changes to Our California Privacy Notice

From time to time, 21Shares US may update or revise this California Privacy Notice. If there are changes to the terms of this California Privacy Notice, documents containing the revised policy on the relevant website(s) will be updated.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this California Privacy Notice, please contact us at [email protected] or call this number 1800-206-1116.

Last Updated: September 2, 2022

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