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RobecoSAM AG is a subsidiary of Robeco Institutional Asset Management BV ("Robeco"), a Dutch investment management firm headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

RobecoSAM AG’s services are offered in the USA by RobecoSAM USA, Inc. ("RobecoSAM US"), an Investment Adviser registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. In connection with providing investment advisory services to its clients, RobecoSAM US will utilize the services of certain personnel of RobecoSAM AG and their related, affiliated and subsidiary companies, and Robeco Investment Management, Inc. ("RIM"), each a subsidiary of Robeco. The securities identified and described do not represent all of the securities purchased, sold or recommended. It should not be assumed that an investment in these securities was or will be profitable.

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Limitation of liability

All information contained on any page set up by an entity of the RobecoSAM AG is distributed with the understanding that the authors, publishers and distributors are not rendering legal, accounting or other professional advice or opinions on specific facts or matters and accordingly assume no liability whatsoever in connection with its use. Consult your own legal advisor with respect to your personal situation. In no event shall the RobecoSAM AG and their related, affiliated and subsidiary companies be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use of the information herein.

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Monitoring transmissions

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Harmful components

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Other Information

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Collecting your personal details is necessary in certain cases. For instance, if you apply for (e-mail) alerts or send an e-mail. This information is used in order to be able to answer your query. Your personal data will only be collected when you are requested to enter your name, e-mail address or other data.

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A number of other details are also registered besides your IP address, such as the type of connection, the browser you use, your computer's operating system and the pages you visited on the website. This data is collected by RobecoSAM AG and only used to harmonize the website to the wishes and preferences of the users as much as possible. By registering the most-visited pages, RobecoSAM AG can adjust the navigation menu to suit your needs. This information can also be used to track down any technical or other problems.

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In compliance with the Swiss data protection regulations your personal data may be passed on to third parties who will process it on behalf of the RobecoSAM AG. Data may also be transferred abroad. It is ensured that such data transfers are only made to countries which provide data protection equivalent to Switzerland.

Update of disclaimer

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