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Privacy Policy

Effective date: May 10, 2006


This Privacy Policy applies to information that visitors transmit to Barclays Bank PLC and/or its affiliates (together, "BBPLC") through this iPath ETN website (the "Site").

BBPLC is committed to your privacy. This Privacy Policy is designed to inform you of what information we collect from you on this Site and how we and our affiliates handle that information.

To put it simply: We will not sell non-public, personal information we collect about you on this Site to anyone. We will store the information using generally accepted encryption and data-storage technology. And we will give you the ability to opt out of our using the information to send you separate online marketing and advertising.

Please direct any questions to or call 1-877-764-7284.


This Privacy Policy explains the Site's processing and storage practices in the United States for personal information transmitted through the Site. Visitors subject to the jurisdiction of other countries must not submit information through this Site, and by doing so waive any and all liability BBPLC may have to them in connection with such information. By browsing the Site and communicating electronically with us, Site visitors acknowledge that we are processing and storing their personal information in the United States under US privacy standards.


Personally Identifiable Information

When you opt-in with the Site we collect your name, company address, email address, telephone number, and additional contact information. We also ask whether you are an individual or a financial professional and for related information.

When you send email through the Site, we collect your email address, as well as any additional information you include in the message.

When you're navigating the Site we record your IP address.

We consider each of the above pieces of information to be "Personally Identifiable Information" because it is individually identifiable information about you.

Other Information Associable with You

When you answer our online surveys we collect your responses.

When you're navigating the Site we log various information to help manage and improve our Site, services, and marketing, in general, and for you in particular. For example, we identify items such as domains and browser types to understand how our Site is used and to report these statistics in the aggregate to the vendors that manage the technology of our website.

Cookies, etc.

Like many websites, we use cookies, 1-pixel gifs (spotlight tags), JavaScript code, and other standard web technology to collect information for our own use.

A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie and to permit you to refuse it. In most cases you can refuse a cookie and still navigate our Site, though it may disable some features. Check with the maker of your browser for more information about how to control cookies.

Cookies make it easier for you to use the site and for us to offer opt-in and opt-out opportunities, and they enable us to follow your navigation through the site and customize it to your interests. They allow us to remember your identity and preferences so we can display content appropriate for you and your interests.

These technologies also help manage our online marketing. Third parties advertisers, who host web sites where we advertise, use (and are contractually obligated to disclose their use of) 1-pixel or transparent GIF files ("spotlight" technology) on their own and other third party websites. These GIF files are provided by our ad management partner. These files enable our ad management partner to recognize a unique cookie on your web browser, which in turn enables us to learn which advertisements bring users to our website. The cookie was placed by us or by another advertiser who works with our ad management partner. Our ad management partner uses your IP address in conjunction with these technologies but does not collect your name, address, telephone number, or email address. Please contact us at the email or phone number below for more information about our ad management partner, including information about how to opt out of these technologies.

Although we contract with third parties to manage the use of these technologies, the information is only used to help manage our own marketing materials and our own websites. The third parties are obligated by contract to keep the information confidential and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.


We use your personally identifiable information (and at times other information we collect) to authenticate your visits; to send you email notifications and product fact sheets; so you can participate in conferences or events; so we can respond to email inquiries and questions to our call center; and to help us better market and provide our and our affiliates' products and services. We also use the information to manage and improve our Site content and notify you about changes or improvements to our Site.

Unless you have opted out of receiving marketing information, we use your personal information to customize and deliver that information to you.

We also enhance or merge personal information with data from third parties in order to better market our products and services and serve your needs.

We use the search terms you enter to help us refine our search functionality and to improve how we appear on external search engines such as Google and Yahoo!.


We do share non-public, personally identifiable information with our affiliates. We only disclose non-public, personally identifiable information to unaffiliated third parties as follows.

To advertising and marketing agencies to help sell and market our own products and services. To technology and other service providers (such as those that provide portfolio tools) to provide technology and services to us. To vendors that help us fulfill requests to deliver product information, publications, or reference materials or that facilitate use of third party tools provided by or through our Site.

The above unaffiliated third parties are all contractually obligated to keep the information confidential and to not use the information for any purpose other than providing services to us and to you under our direction.

We also disclose such information as permitted or required by law or as required by subpoena, search warrant or other legal process.

As our business evolves, we may sell, transfer, or otherwise share some or all of our assets, including information provided by you, in connection with a merger, reorganization, or sale of some or all of our assets, or in the event of bankruptcy. In any such event, personally identifiable and other information may be one of the assets transferred.


Opting out

You can opt out of our using non-public, personally identifiable information we collect on the Site to send you separate online marketing and advertising materials by contacting us at the below phone number or email, or clicking on an "unsubscribe" link in our marketing emails.

Reviewing your information and requesting changes to your Profile

Please direct inquiries about the accuracy of information previously submitted through the Site, or requests to update information, to: or call 1-877-764-7284. We are not responsible for outdated information or for verifying any personal information submitted.


Children's online privacy protection

We understand the importance of protecting children's privacy, especially in an online environment. The Site is not designed for or directed at children. It is our policy not to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13.

Links to third party sites

The Site contains links to third party websites. We assume no responsibility for the information practices of those websites. We encourage visitors to review each site's privacy policy before disclosing any personal information on that site.


We do not and will not, at any time, request personal information in a non-secure or unsolicited e-mail or telephone communication. Identity theft and the practice currently known as "phishing" are of great concern to us. Safeguarding information to help protect your from identity theft is our priority. For more information about phishing, visit the Federal Trade Commission at


The Site uses generally accepted standards of technology and operational security to protect personal information. Personal information received through the Site is encrypted.


This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time as our services change and grow. We will indicate any such changes at the privacy link at the bottom of our home page, and your continued use of the Site will signify your acknowledgement of any new terms. The most current version of the Privacy Policy can be found by visiting the privacy link at Privacy Policy.


We welcome inquiries or comments about our Privacy Policy and any queries or concerns about iPath at or call 1-877-764-7284.

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