First Pacific Advisors, LP
Privacy Policy

In accordance with the Securities and Exchange Commission regulations and certain other state laws, we are providing the following Privacy Policy of First Pacific Advisors, LP (“FPA”) and the funds it manages (collectively, the “FPA Funds”, “we”, “our” or “us”). A complete list of funds is provided below. 

FPA and the FPA Funds take privacy seriously and consider privacy to be a fundamental aspect of its relationships with its former, prospective and current investors, and clients. FPA is committed to maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and security of its former, current, and prospective clients’ and/or investors’ non-public personal information and other personal information. This Privacy Policy describes our privacy practices surrounding how we and why we collect, use, share, disclose, and protect personal data (as defined below) about you. If you are a California resident, please review the below section, “Additional Information for California Residents” for additional disclosures, our notice at collection, and a description of your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (with any implementing regulations and as may be amended from time to time, “CCPA”).

Collection of Personal Data. FPA and FPA Funds may collect non-public personal information and other personal information of current, former and prospective investors and clients and visitors to this website (collectively, “clients and/or investors”, as applicable). For purposes of California residents only, pursuant to the CCPA, personal information includes information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a California resident or a household. “Personal data” for the purposes of this policy includes nonpublic personal information and personal information as defined under the CCPA with regard to California residents.

The personal data collected about a client and/or investor may include: (i) identifiers and similar information such as the client and/or investor’s name, address, tax identification number, birth date, driver’s license number, and potentially email address and phone number (if provided); (ii) additional information protected under certain federal or state law, like a client and/or investor’s signature or bank account information; (iii) characteristics of protected classifications under certain federal or state law, like gender or marital status; (iv) commercial information like an investment selection, beneficiary information, or transaction and account history with FPA and the FPA Funds; (v) internet or other electronic network activity such as interactions with the FPA website, including information collected through cookies or other similar tools described in “Information Collected Automatically from Websites” below; (vi) professional or employment-related information like a client and/or investor’s occupation and job title; (vii) audio, electronic or similar information such as voicemails;  and (vii) inferences drawn from the other categories to build a profile on a client and/or investor to, for example, gauge a client and/or investor’s potential interest in investing in new funds or products. 

Sources of Personal Data. While providing clients and/or, investors and/or prospective clients or investors with products and services, FPA, the FPA Funds, and certain service providers, such as the FPA Fund’s Transfer Agents and/or Administrators, may obtain personal data about such clients and/or investors, which may come directly from the client, investor or their intermediaries from sources such as: (i) account applications, subscription agreements and other forms; (ii) written, electronic or verbal correspondence; (iii) client and/or investor transactions; (iv) a client and/or investor’s brokerage or financial advisory firm, financial advisor or consultant; and/or (v) from information captured on applicable websites, including information you may voluntarily provide when you subscribe to receive FPA’s quarterly updates or request us to mail you information about the FPA Funds. In addition, we may collect additional personal data from different sources, such as: (i) our service providers; (ii) public websites or other publicly available sources such as government records; and/or (ii) from credit reporting agencies, sanctions screening databases, or from sources designed to detect and prevent fraud. 

Our Purpose for Collecting Personal Data. We may collect or use all or a few of these categories of personal data listed above for the following business or commercial purposes: (i) performing services on behalf of FPA, including, for example, maintaining or servicing accounts, providing customer service, processing transactions, verifying information, processing payments, or providing similar services; (ii) performing our contractual obligations, including processing initial subscriptions and providing updates on our performance and other operational matters; (iii) detecting security incidents, protecting against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, including, preventing fraud and conducting “Know Your Client,” anti-money laundering, terrorist financing, and conflict checks; or (iv) enabling or effecting commercial transactions, including, using bank account details to remit funds and process distributions.

Disclosure of Personal Data. FPA and the FPA Funds do not disclose any personal data provided by clients and/or investors or gathered by FPA and the FPA Funds to third parties, except as required or permitted by law or as necessary for such third parties to perform their agreements with respect to FPA and the FPA Funds. Non-affiliated companies may from time to time be used to provide certain services, such as maintaining client and/or investor accounts, preparing and mailing prospectuses, reports, account statements and other information, and gathering shareholder proxies. In many instances, the client and/or investor will be clients of a third party, but FPA and the FPA Funds may also provide a client’s and/or investor’s personal data and account information to the client’s and/or investor’s respective custodian, brokerage or financial advisory firm and/or financial advisor or consultant. 

FPA and the FPA Funds reserve the right to report or disclose personal data or account information to third parties in circumstances where FPA and the FPA Funds believe in good faith that disclosure is required or permitted under law, to cooperate with regulators or law enforcement authorities, to protect their rights or property, or upon reasonable request by FPA and the FPA Funds in which a client and/or investor has invested. In addition, FPA and the FPA Funds may disclose information about a client and/or investor or a client’s and/or investor’s accounts to a third party at the client and/or investor’s request or direction or with the consent of the client and/or investor. 

Rights to Limited Sharing. Federal law gives you the right to limit some but not all sharing of your nonpublic personal information. We do not: (i) share nonpublic personal information with non-affiliates to market to you; (ii) engage in joint marketing with non-affiliates; (iii) share nonpublic personal information with affiliates to market to you; or (iv) share nonpublic personal information about your creditworthiness with affiliates. However, state laws in the United States may give you additional rights to limit sharing.

Procedures to Safeguard Private Information. FPA and the FPA Funds will take reasonable steps and use security measures appropriate to the nature of the information and that comply with applicable laws to protect client and/or investors’ personal data against unauthorized access and exfiltration, acquisition, theft, or disclosure. In addition to this policy, FPA and the FPA Funds have implemented internal procedures that are designed to help guard clients’ and/or investors’ personal data, including technical, administrative, and physical security measures in accordance with applicable law. These measures include physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your personal data (i.e., computer safeguards and secured files and buildings). Given the nature of information security, there is no guarantee that such safeguards will always be successful. 

Information Collected Automatically from Websites. When you visit a website maintained by FPA or the FPA Funds, or interact with certain communications FPA may send you, those sites or communications may collect certain information about that visit or interaction through automated tools, including cookies. Cookies are bits of data that a website sends to a web browser on a visitor's computer. Websites maintained by FPA and the FPA Funds use such automated tools to operate the websites and collect analytics information about your visit to our websites, including the number of visitors to a website and the webpages visited. These tools may be provided by third party analytics providers, such as Google Analytics, or other service providers. The analytics information collected does not identify a particular individual visitor or user. You can find out more information about Google Analytics here. You can change your preferences regarding the use of such tools (i.e., cookie preferences) by changing the setting on your web browser to delete or reject cookies. If you delete or reject cookies, some website pages may not function properly. FPA and the FPA Funds websites do not respond to “do not track” signals.

Links to Other Websites. This Privacy Policy only addresses the use and disclosure of personal data in conjunction with your use of websites maintained by FPA or the FPA Funds. These websites may contain links to other websites. If we create such a link, we will let you know when you are leaving the FPA website. These third-party websites may collect information, including personal data, from you. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of third-party websites. We disclaim liability for any information, materials, products or services offered at any of the third-party sites linked to websites maintained by FPA or the FPA Funds. The availability of a link to another party’s website is provided as a convenience, but it does not constitute an endorsement or sponsorship of any third party or their products and does not create an affiliation or partnership between FPA and any third party. You should also be aware that third parties have different privacy policies than FPA and may have different information security practices. We encourage you to read the privacy statements provided by other websites before you provide personal data to them. 

Additional Information for California Residents. The CCPA imposes certain obligations on us and grants certain rights to California residents (“California Resident,” “you” or “your”) with regard to “personal information.”  If you are a California Resident, please review the following information about your potential rights with regard to your personal information under the CCPA. The rights described in this section are subject to exemptions and other limitations under applicable law.

Terms used in this section have the meaning ascribed to them in the CCPA. “Personal information” as used in this section has the same meaning as in the CCPA. It does not include deidentified information, aggregate consumer information or publicly available information, as those terms are defined in the CCPA. For purposes of the CCPA, FPA and the FPA Funds are a business. 

Notice at Collection and Use of Personal Information

Information We Collect. Depending on how you interact with us, we may collect the categories of personal information listed above in the section “Collection of Personal Data”.

How We Use Collected Information. We also may use personal information from California Resident clients for the business or commercial purposes listed above in “Our Purpose for Collecting Personal Data”.

For more information about our privacy practices, please review our entire Privacy Policy, which is available at the top of this document.

Our Collection, Use, Disclosure, and Sharing of Personal Information. 

What Information We Have Collected, the Sources from Which We Collected It. We may have collected the categories of personal information listed above in the “Collection of Personal Data” section. We may collect personal information from all or some of the categories or sources listed above in the “Sources of Personal Data” section.

Our Disclosure and Sharing of Personal Information. We do not sell your personal information. We do not knowingly sell the personal information of California Residents under 16 years old.

In the preceding 12 months, we may have disclosed for a business purposes the following categories of personal information to the following categories of third parties, as described in the chart and paragraph below. For additional information on these categories of personal information, please review the “Collection of Personal Data” section above.

Category of Personal Information

  • Identifiers and Similar Information (for example your name, address, DOB, SSN, driver's license, passport number, and online identifiers)
  • Commercial Information (such as investment selection, beneficiary information, or transaction and account history)
  • Additional information subject to Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e) (for example, a signature, state identification card number, financial information, or bank account information)

Category of Third Party

  • Counterparties and intermediaries in connection with investments and transactions or for operational purposes
  • Third parties as needed to complete a transaction, including financial institutions or advisors, entities that assist with fraud prevention, custodians, or lenders to or creditors of a fund

In addition, in the preceding 12 months, we may have disclosed for a business purpose all of the categories of personal information identified in “Collection of Personal Data” above, to the following categories of third parties: (i) judicial courts, regulators, or other government agents purporting to have jurisdiction over the group or opposing counsel and parties to litigation; (ii) any relevant third party acquirer(s), in the event that we sell or transfer all or any relevant portion of our business or assets; and (iii) other third parties as may otherwise be permitted by law.

We may also share your personal information with our service providers such as administrators, tax and accounting auditors or providers, counsel, CRM software providers, or other entities that have agreed to limitations on the use of your personal information, or entities that fit within other exemptions or exceptions in, or as otherwise permitted by, the CCPA.

California Resident’s Rights under the CCPA. Certain California Residents as defined under the CCPA may have certain rights concerning their personal information, subject to applicable exemptions and limitations, such as the right to: (i) be informed, at or before the point of collection, of the categories of personal information to be collected and the purposes for which the categories of personal information shall be used; (ii) not be discriminated against because they exercised any of their rights under the CCPA; (iii) request that FPA and the FPA Funds delete any personal information about them that FPA and the FPA Funds have collected or maintained, subject to certain exceptions (“Request to Delete”); and (iv) opt-out of the “sale” (as that term is defined in the CCPA) of your personal information if a business sells your personal information (we do not); (v) request that FPA and the FPA Funds, as a business that collects personal information about them and that discloses their personal information for a business purpose, disclose to them (“Request to Know”): (a) the categories of personal information FPA and the FPA Funds have collected about them; (b) the categories of sources from which FPA and the FPA Funds have collected the personal information; (c) the business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling the personal information; (d) the categories of third parties with whom FPA and the FPA Funds disclose personal information about you for a business purpose; (e) the specific pieces of personal information FPA and the FPA Funds have collected about them; and (f) the categories of personal information FPA and the FPA Funds have disclosed about them for a business purpose.

The CCPA does not restrict our ability to do certain things like comply with other laws or comply with regulatory investigations. In addition, the CCPA does not apply to certain information, including, generally, personal information collected, processed, sold, or disclosed pursuant to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and its implementing regulations. We also reserve the right to retain, and not to delete, certain personal information after receipt of a Request to Delete from a California Resident where permitted by the CCPA or another law or regulation.

How to Submit a Request under the CCPA

California Residents may contact us in order to exercise your Request to Know or Request to Delete, to the extent any are applicable, by calling this toll-free number, 1-800-982-4372, Option 3, or by emailing us at dataprotection@fpa.com, with “CCPA Rights Request” in the subject line. This toll-free number and email address can also be found on our website at https://fpa.com/privacy-policy.

FPA and the FPA Funds are required to provide certain information or to delete personal information only in response to verifiable requests made by a California Resident or the legally authorized agent of a California Resident. Any information gathered as part of the verification process will be used for verification purposes only. When you submit a Request to Know or Request to Delete, we may ask that you provide clarifying or identifying information to verify your request. Such information may include, at a minimum, depending on the sensitivity of the information you are requesting and the type of request you are making, your name, phone number and email address. Any information gathered as part of the verification process will be used for verification purposes only.

Changes to the Privacy Policy. From time to time, FPA and the FPA Funds may update or revise this Privacy Policy. If there are changes to the terms of this Privacy Policy, documents containing the revised policy on the relevant website will be updated.

Funds Advised by FPA. FPA Crescent Fund, FPA New Income, Inc., FPA Flexible Fixed Income Fund, FPA U.S. Core Equity Fund, Inc., FPA Queens Road Value Fund, FPA Queens Road Small Cap Value Fund, Source Capital, Inc., and certain private vehicles managed under the Contrarian Value, Multi-Advisor, Private Credit and Direct Lending Strategies.

Contact Us. Questions, comments, and requests regarding this Privacy Policy are welcomed and should be addressed to dataprotection@fpa.com. A copy of our Privacy Policy online can be found at: https://fpa.com/privacy-policy.

Revised: November 2021