Privacy Policy

We recognize that our relationships with current and prospective clients are based on integrity and trust. We work hard to maintain your privacy and are very careful to preserve the private nature of our relationship with you. At the same time, the very nature of our business sometimes requires that we collect and share certain information about you with other organizations or companies. As such, we want you to be aware of how we handle personal information.

The following is a description of the policies of Dean regarding disclosure of nonpublic information that you provide to us or that we collect from other sources. You should know that if you hold shares of a Dean Family mutual fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary, the privacy policy of your financial intermediary governs how your nonpublic personal information may be shared with unaffiliated third parties.

Categories of Information Dean Collects

In order to meet your needs in the course of tax return preparation, tax and financial planning, tax compliance, investment advising and as a mutual fund shareholder, Dean collects the following nonpublic personal information about you:

  • Information that we receive from you or your authorized representative on applications or other forms, correspondence, conversations, or by other means (such as your name, address, phone number, social security number, assets, income and date of birth);
  • Information that you have authorized us to receive from governmental agencies, employers or others;
  • Information about your transactions with us, our affiliates, or others (such as your account number and balance, investments, parties to transactions, cost basis information, and other financial information); and
  • Information we collect when you visit our Internet website.

Categories of Information Dean Discloses

Dean does not disclose any nonpublic personal information about our customers or former customers, except as required or permitted by law. Dean is permitted by law to disclose all of the nonpublic personal information we collect to our services providers (such as the administrator and transfer agent to the Dean Family of Funds) to process your transactions and otherwise provide services to you.

Confidentiality and Security

Dean restricts access to your nonpublic personal information to those who require the information to provide products or services to you. Dean maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal standards to guard your nonpublic personal information.

This notice is provided by the following Dean companies: The Dean Family of Funds; C.H. Dean, LLC; Dean Investment Associates, LLC; 2480 Securities LLC; Dean Financial Services, LLC; and Dean, von Schoeler, McBride Inc.