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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is meant to help you understand Chimera Investment Corporation’s practices in connection with the limited personal information that we collect through our website (“Website”), including when you sign up to receive investor relations related e-mail notifications for press releases, events, stock information, financial documents, governance documents, or presentations. When you provide us personal information through these activities, you expressly consent to our collection, use, disclosure and retention of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Our activities covered by this Privacy Policy are for the use of residents of the United States only. By using this Website, you agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy. Whenever you submit information via this Website, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

In the future we may update this Privacy Policy and any changes to it will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on our Website. If the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice.

What information do we collect

We collect limited personal information that you provide in the context of using our Website. Specifically, we collect your contact information including your name and e-mail address.

The term “Personal Information,” as used in this Privacy Policy, is any information that is identifiable to you, including information that can be used to identify, locate, or contact you. We may also collect information that is not identifiable to you and is therefore not considered “Personal Information.” This Privacy Policy does not apply to our use of non-personal identifying information.

How we may use Personal Information

We use your Personal Information to provide you the services and information you request including to communicate with you.

How we may share Personal Information

We do not disclose any Personal Information to third parties for their own marketing purposes and do not sell your Personal Information to any outside entity. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we may share your Personal Information in the following cases:

  • • With other companies that we have retained to work with in order to perform services on our behalf.We may share your Personal Information with trusted third party companies that assist us in operating our Website. These companies are not allowed to use or disclose your Personal Information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with the law.
  • • Where necessary and appropriate to comply with the law. We may share your Personal Information in order to (i) comply with law or legal process or respond to law enforcement authorities or other government officials, (ii) enforce our terms and conditions, (iii) prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity or (iv) to protect our operations.
  • • In the event of a business merger. We may share your Personal Information with a third party company in the event that we sell, reorganize, merge, transfer or form a joint venture with any portion of our business. In that case, we will use reasonable efforts to ensure that the new company treats your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy.

How do we protect your information

We have reasonable administrative, technical and physical measures in place to safeguard your information during collection, transit, storage and disposal. However, no website is entirely secure and any information disclosed online has the potential to be collected and used by parties other than the intended recipient.

Children

This Website and our services are not directed at children or intended to be used by children and we do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of thirteen (13). If we learn a person under the age of thirteen (13) has submitted information to us, we will attempt to delete this information. If you are the parent of a child under the age of 13 and have a concern regarding your child’s information on our site, please contact us at investor@chimerareit.com.

Cookie Policy

Like many companies, we use technology to collect information such as Website traffic data through the use of cookies. Cookies are small information files that your web browser places on the hard drive of your computer when you visit a website.

The information we collect through cookies may include details of your visits to our Website as well as information about your computer and internet connection. We do not extract personal information in this process nor do we provide this information to third parties.

We use the following types of cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are used to operate our Websites and cannot be switched off without blocking features on our website. Performance cookies: These cookies allow us to understand how our website is used, and to improve our website performance and security.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but can be configured not to accept them or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. If your browser is configured to reject cookies, the functionality of some parts of our Website may be impacted. Some browsers use “Do Not Track” signals or similar mechanisms that allow you to tell a website not to track you. We currently do not respond to Do Not Track signals.

How do I make choices about my data

You can choose to stop receiving email communications from us at any time by: (i) returning to the webpage on which you signed up to receive e-mail notifications, entering your email address in the “Manage Email Alerts” field, and clicking on the “Unsubscribe” button; (ii) contacting us via the methods described in the “Contact Us” section below; or (iii) following the instructions in our email communications.

How to contact us

For any data privacy queries or complaints please contact us at 888-895-6557, or via email at investor@chimerareit.com, or via regular mail at Chimera Investment Corporation, Attention: Investor Relations, 520 Madison Avenue, 32nd Floor, New York, NY 10022.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on May 21, 2019.