|FACTS||WHAT DOES FIRSTHAND TECHNOLOGY VALUE FUND, INC. DO WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?|
|Why?||Financial companies choose how they share your personal information. Federal law gives consumers the right to limit some but not all sharing. Federal law also requires us to tell you how we collect, share, and protect your personal information. Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do.|
|What?||The types of personal information we collect and share depend on the product or service you have with us. This information can include:
|How?||All financial companies need to share customers' personal information to run their everyday business. In the section below, we list the reasons financial companies can share their customers' personal information; the reasons Firsthand Capital Management, Inc. chooses to share; and whether you can limit this sharing.|
|Reasons we can share your personal information||Does Firsthand Technology Value Fund, Inc. share?||Can you limit this sharing?|
|For our everyday business purposes—such as to process your transactions, maintain your account(s), respond to court orders and legal investigations||Yes||No|
|For our marketing purposes—to offer our products and services to you||No||N/A|
|For joint marketing with other financial companies||No||N/A|
|For our affiliates' everyday business purposes—information about your transactions and experiences||No||N/A|
|For our affiliates' everyday business purposes—information about your creditworthiness||No||N/A|
|For our affiliates to market to you||No||N/A|
|For nonaffiliates to market to you||No||N/A|
|Who we are|
|Who is providing this notice?||Firsthand Technology Value Fund, Inc. is a publically traded venture capital fund, listed on NASDAQ, that is a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940.|
|What we do|
|How does Firsthand Technology Value Fund, Inc. protect my personal information?||To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures that comply with federal law. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings.|
|How does Firsthand Technology Value Fund, Inc. collect my personal information?||We collect your personal information, for example, when you
|Why can't I limit all sharing?||Federal law gives you the right to limit only
|Affiliates||Companies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial companies.
|Nonaffiliates||Companies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial companies.
|Joint marketing||A formal agreement between nonaffiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you.
|Other important information|