Effective date: 6/29/2016
Parnassus Investments or Parnassus Funds (collectively, "Parnassus", "We", "Us", or "Our") is committed to maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and security of personal information entrusted to us by current and potential financial service customers. We have always treated personal information as confidential and want you to be aware of our privacy policies.
Online Privacy Practices
How we collect and use your nonpublic personal information online
We obtain the personal information below about you from the following sources: information we receive from you on online applications or other forms and information about your transactions with us, our affiliates or others. We use this information to verify your identity and open your account with the Parnassus Funds.
We allow the ability to opt-out of all subscribed, promotional postal and email mailings by contacting us by email or phone. For email messages, there is a hyperlink at the bottom to unsubscribe.
How your information is not shared with others
How you can update your information
You can change your address
online by first logging into your online account, and then selecting Update
Your Mailing Address under the Update Your Info link. You can also change your address
by downloading the Change of Address Request Form and mailing it back to Parnassus at 1 Market St Suite 1600, San Francisco, CA 94105 or faxing
it to (415) 778-0228 or by calling us at the phone number and email address below.
You can change your name on your account by mailing Parnassus a letter of instruction
and a copy of your driver license, marriage certificate, name change certificate,
or Social Security Card that reflects your new name, for verification purposes.
You can change your web user’s email address by logging in, then selecting
update email address
under the Update Your Info tab. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information
to provide you services please contact us. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe. We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services and comply with our compliance regulatory requirements, legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
How we protect and secure your privacy online
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive
information (such as your social security number) online on our registration or
other forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology, SSL,
so unauthorized parties cannot view the information during secure transmission (look
for the padlock icon on your browser). Find out more about SSL certificates and technology. Also,
your protected online account information resides on the secure portion of our website,
and to access your account information online, a unique user name and password is
required. In addition to the secure practices in the above section for our mutual funds, we use firewalls and other security technology at all times to protect our network and systems from external attacks.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information
submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission
over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore,
while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information,
we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security
on our Web site, please contact us.
How we use tracking technologies
Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by Parnassus Investments
and our analytics service providers. These technologies are used in analyzing trends,
administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and to gather
demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based
on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as
browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability
to use some features or areas of our site may be limited.
We partner with a third party to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this website and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you may opt-out by clicking here. Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads. You will continue to receive generic ads.
As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We do not link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.
Links to 3rd Party Sites
Parnassus is committed to maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and security of personal information entrusted to us by current and potential shareholders. We have always treated personal information as confidential and want you to be aware of our privacy policies.
What Information We Collect
We may collect and maintain the following nonpublic personal information about you:
- information we receive from you on applications or other forms, such as your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, social security number or Tax ID number, assets, income and date of birth; and
- information about your transactions with us, our affiliates or others, such as your account number, balance, positions, activity, history, cost basis information and other financial information.
What Information We Disclose
We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about our shareholders or former shareholders to any third parties, except as permitted or required by law. We are permitted by law to share any of the information we collect, as described above, with our affiliates. Parnassus will share information with affiliates if the information is required to provide a product or service you have requested. In addition, we may share such information with non-affiliated third parties to the extent necessary to effect, process, administer or enforce a transaction that you request or authorize, in connection with maintaining or servicing your account, as requested by regulatory authorities or as otherwise permitted or required by law. For example, we may provide such information to third parties in the course of servicing your account, such as identity-verification service providers. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us. Relationships with these parties shall be pursuant to a non-disclosure agreement, protecting the release of shareholder information.
We may also disclose information to non-affiliated parties if compelled by law, such as responding to a subpoena, preventing fraud or complying with an inquiry by a government agency or regulator.
How We Protect Your Information
We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those persons who need to know that information to provide products or services to you. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with federal standards to protect the confidentiality, integrity and security of your nonpublic personal information. We will continue to adhere to the privacy policies and practices in this notice even if your account is closed or becomes inactive.
You may have other privacy protections under applicable state laws. To the extent those state laws apply, we will comply with them with respect to your nonpublic personal information.
How to Contact Us
Please call us at (800) 999-3505 or email us at
About our TRUSTe Web Privacy Seal License
Parnassus Investments has received TRUSTE’s Privacy Seal signifying that this Privacy Statement and our practices have been reviewed for compliance with the TRUSTe program. In order to view our relationship with TRUSTe please visit the validation page visible by clicking on the TRUSTe Seal. The TRUSTe program covers only information that is collected through this website, www.parnassus.com, and does not cover information that may be collected through software downloaded from this website or behind the login on our website.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this Statement, you should first contact our shareholder services department at
800) 999-3505. If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact TRUSTe here.