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Exchange Traded Commodities (ETCs)

iShares Physical ETCs are exchange traded commodities and are neither fund nor exchange traded funds. The iShares Physical ETCs are series of secured metal-linked securities issued in the form of debt securities. Unlike the iShares funds domiciled in Ireland which issue shares, the securities of all iShares Physical ETCs are issued in the form of debt securities which are listed and traded as non-equity securities.

Precious metal prices are generally more volatile than most other asset classes, making investment riskier and more complex than other investments. In addition, iShares Physical ETCs are limited recourse obligations which are payable solely out of the underlying secured property. If the secured property is insufficient, any outstanding claims will remain unpaid.

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The securities issued by iShares Physical Metals plc are limited recourse obligations which are payable solely out of the underlying secured property. If the secured property is insufficient any outstanding claims will remain unpaid.

Precious metal prices are generally more volatile than most other asset classes, making investments riskier and more complex than other investments.

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The EURO STOXX®, EURO STOXX® Banks, EURO STOXX® Health Care, EURO STOXX® Select Dividend 30, EURO STOXX® Technology, EURO STOXX® Telecommunications, STOXX® Asia/Pacific 600 Real Estate Cap, STOXX® EU Enlarged 15, STOXX® Europe 50 , STOXX® Europe 600 Automobiles & Parts, STOXX® Europe 600 Banks, STOXX® Europe 600 Basic Resources, STOXX® Europe 600 Chemicals, STOXX® Europe 600 Construction & Materials, STOXX® Europe 600 Financial Services, STOXX® Europe 600 Food & Beverage, STOXX® Europe 600 Health Care, STOXX® Europe 600 Industrial Goods & Services, STOXX® Europe 600 Insurance, STOXX® Europe 600 Media, STOXX® Europe 600 Oil & Gas, STOXX® Europe 600 Personal & Household Goods, STOXX® Europe 600 Real Estate Cap, STOXX® Europe 600 Retail, STOXX® Europe 600 Technology, STOXX® Europe 600 Telecommunications, STOXX® Europe 600 Travel & Leisure, STOXX® Europe600, STOXX® Europe 600 Utilities, STOXX® Europe Large 200, STOXX® Europe Mid 200, STOXX® Europe Select Dividend 30, STOXX® Europe Small 200, STOXX® Global Select Dividend 100 and STOXX® Americas 600 Real Estate Cap indices and the trademarks used in the index names are the intellectual property of STOXX Limited, Zurich, Switzerland and/or its licensors. The indices are used under license from STOXX. The securities based on the indices are in no way sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by STOXX and/or its licensors and neither STOXX nor its licensors shall have any liability with respect thereto.

"Dow Jones" and Dow Jones Asia Pacific Select Dividend 30, Dow Jones China Offshore 50, Dow Jones Global Titans 50, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend are licensed for use for certain purposes by BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG.iShares Dow Jones Asia Pacific Select Dividend 30 UCITS ETF (DE), iShares Dow Jones China Offshore 50 UCITS ETF (DE), iShares Dow Jones Global Titans 50 UCITS ETF (DE), iShares Dow Jones Industrial Average UCITS ETF (DE) and iShares Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend UCITS ETF (DE) are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Dow Jones and Dow Jones makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in these products.

S&P® is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“S&P”) and “Dow Jones®” is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”) and have been licensed for use by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and its affiliates and sublicensed for certain purposes by BlackRock Fund Advisors or its affiliates (“BlackRock”). The Dow Jones Asia/Pacific Select Dividend 30 Index, Dow Jones Industrial AverageSM and Dow Jones Emerging Markets Select Dividend are products of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC or its affiliates, and have been licensed for use by BlackRock. The iShares Asia Pacific Dividend UCITS ETF, iShares Dow Jones Industrial AverageSM UCITS ETF and iShares Emerging Markets Dividend UCITS ETF (the “Funds”) are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones, S&P, their respective affiliates, and none of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones, S&P nor their respective affiliates makes any representation regarding the advisability of investing in the Funds. BlackRock is not affiliated with the companies listed above. Index data source: S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC.

The “Dow Jones Sustainability World Enlarged Index ex Alcohol, Tobacco, Gambling, Armaments, Firearms and Adult Entertainment SM and Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Enlarged Index ex Alcohol, Tobacco, Gambling, Armaments, Firearms and Adult Entertainment SM" is a joint product of Dow Jones Indexes, the marketing name and a licensed trademark of CME Group Index Services LLC ("CME Indexes"), and SAM Indexes GmbH (“SAM”), and has been licensed for use. "Dow Jones®", "[DJSI Index]SM" and "Dow Jones Indexes" are service marks of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings, LLC ("Dow Jones") and have been licensed to CME Indexes and sublicensed for use for certain purposes by BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited. Dow Jones, CME Indexes, SAM and their respective affiliates have no relationship to [licensee], other than making of the “Dow Jones Sustainability World Enlarged Index ex Alcohol, Tobacco, Gambling, Armaments, Firearms and Adult Entertainment SM and Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Enlarged Index ex Alcohol, Tobacco, Gambling, Armaments, Firearms and Adult Entertainment SM"(the "Index") and their respective service marks available for use in connection with the iShares.

The Dow Jones-UBS Commodity IndexesSM are a joint product of Dow Jones Opco, LLC (“Dow Jones Opco”), a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, and UBS Securities LLC (“UBS”), and have been licensed for use. Dow Jones® and DJ are trademarks of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. UBS® is a registered trademark of UBS AG. S&P® is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC. BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG's iShares Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Swap UCITS ETF (DE) based on the 0, is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Dow Jones, UBS, Dow Jones Opco or any of their respective subsidiaries or affiliates, and none of Dow Jones, UBS, Dow Jones Opco or any of their respective affiliates, makes any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product.

Euronext Indices B.V. has all proprietary rights with respect to the AEX-index® (the 'Index'). In no way Euronext Indices B.V. sponsors, endorses or is otherwise involved in the issue and offering of the product. Euronext Indices B.V. disclaims any liability to any party for any inaccuracy in the data on which the Index is based, for any mistakes, errors, or omissions in the calculation and/or dissemination of the Index, or for the manner in which it is applied in connection with the issue and offering thereof. 'AEX®' and 'AEX-index®' are registered trademarks of Euronext N.V. or its subsidiaries.

'FTSE®' is a trade mark jointly owned by the London Stock Exchange plc and the Financial Times Limited (the 'FT') and is used by FTSE International Limited ('FTSE') under licence. The FTSE BRIC 50 Index, FTSE China 25 Index, FTSE 100 Index, FTSE 250 Index, FTSE UK Dividend + Index, FTSE UK Conventional Gilts - Up To 5 Years Index and FTSE Actuaries Government Securities UK Gilts All Stocks Index are calculated by or on behalf of FTSE International Limited ('FTSE'). None of the Exchange, the FT nor FTSE sponsors, endorses or promotes iShares BRIC 50 UCITS ETF, iShares China Large Cap UCITS ETF, iShares FTSE 100 UCITS ETF (Acc), iShares FTSE 100 UCITS ETF (Inc), iShares FTSE 250 UCITS ETF, iShares UK Dividend UCITS ETF, iShares UK Gilts 0-5yr UCITS ETF and iShares UK Gilts UCITS ETF nor is in any way connected to the funds or accepts any liability in relation to their issue, operation and trading. All copyright and database rights within the index values and constituent list vest in FTSE. BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited has obtained full licence from FTSE to use such copyright and database rights in the creation of these products.

The FTSE 100 is calculated by FTSE international Limited. FTSE does not sponsor, endorse or promote iShares FTSE 100 (DE). All copyright in the index values and constituent lists vests in FTSE. BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG has obtained full license from FTSE to use such copyright in the creation of this product. 'FTSETM' is a trade mark jointly owned by the London Stock Exchange Limited and The Financial Times Limited and is used by FTSE international Limited under license.

'FTSE®' is a trade mark of the London Stock Exchange plc and the Financial Times Limited, 'MIB' is a trade mark of Borsa Italiana SpA ('Borsa Italiana') and both are used by FTSE International Limited ('FTSE') under licence. The FTSE MIB Index is calculated by FTSE with the assistance of Borsa Italiana. Neither FTSE nor its licensors nor Borsa Italiana sponsor, endorse or promote the iShares FTSE MIB UCITS ETF (Acc) and iShares FTSE MIB UCITS ETF (Inc) and are not in any way connected to it and do not accept any liability in relation to its issue, operation and trading. All copyright in the index values and constituent list vest in FTSE. BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited has obtained full licence from FTSE to use such copyright in the creation of this product.

FTSE®' is a trade mark jointly owned by the London Stock Exchange plc and the Financial Times Limited (the 'FT'), 'NAREIT®' is a trade mark of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ('NAREIT') and 'EPRA®' is a trade mark of the European Public Real Estate Association ('EPRA') and all are used by FTSE under licence. The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Asia Dividend+ Index, FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Dividend+ Index, FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Europe ex UK Dividend+ Index, FTSE EPRA/NAREIT UK Index and FTSE EPRA/NAREIT United States Dividend + Index are calculated by FTSE International Limited ('FTSE'). None of the Exchange, the FT, FTSE, Euronext N.V., NAREIT nor EPRA sponsors, endorses or promotes iShares Asia Property Yield UCITS ETF, iShares Developed Markets Property Yield UCITS ETF, iShares European Property Yield UCITS ETF, iShares UK Property UCITS ETF and iShares US Property Yield UCITS ETF nor is in any way connected to the funds or accepts any liability in relation to their issue, operation and trading. All copyright and database rights within the index values and constituent list vest in FTSE, Euronext N.V., NAREIT and EPRA. BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited has obtained full licence from FTSE to use such copyright and database rights in the creation of these products.

'FTSE®' is a trade mark jointly owned by the London Stock Exchange plc and the Financial Times Limited (the 'FT'). 'FTSEurofirst®' is a trademark jointly owned by FTSE International Limited ('FTSE') and Euronext N.V ('Euronext'). The FTSEurofirst 100 Index and FTSEurofirst 80 Index are compiled and calculated by or on behalf of FTSE. None of the Exchange, the FT, FTSE or Euronext sponsors, endorses or promotes iShares FTSEurofirst 100 UCITS ETF and iShares FTSEurofirst 80 UCITS ETF nor is in any way connected to the funds or accepts any liability in relation to their issue, operation and trading. All copyright and database rights within the index values and constituent list vest in FTSE and Euronext. BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited has obtained full licence from FTSE to use such copyright and database rights in the creation of these products.

'FTSE®' is a trade mark jointly owned by the London Stock Exchange ('Exchange') and the Financial Times Limited ('FT'), 'Macquarie™' is a trade mark of Macquarie Bank Limited and its related entities and both marks are used by FTSE International Limited ('FTSE') under licence. None of FTSE, Macquarie, the Exchange nor the FT shall be liable (whether in negligence or otherwise) to any person for any error in the Index and none of FTSE, Macquarie, the Exchange nor FT shall be under any obligation to advise any person of any error therein. BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited has obtained a licence from FTSE to use such copyrights and database rights in the creation of iShares FTSE/Macquarie Global Infrastructure 100.

The Markit iBoxx USD Liquid Investment Grade Interest Rate Hedged Index, iBoxx, Markit iBoxx USD Liquid Investment Grade 0-5 Index, Markit iBoxx USD Liquid High Yield 0-5 Capped Index, Markit iBoxx USD Liquid Investment Grade Ultrashort Index, Markit iBoxx GBP Non-financials Index, Markit iBoxx GBP Liquid Investment Grade Ultrashort Index, Markit iBoxx € Covered Index, Markit iBoxx EUR Sovereigns 1-3Y (Mid), Markit iBoxx EUR Sovereigns 3-7Y (Mid), Markit iBoxx EUR Sovereigns 7-10Y (Mid), Markit iBoxx Euro Sovereigns Inflation-Linked Index Nom. (Mid), Markit iBoxx EUR Liquid Investment Grade Ultrashort Index, Markit iBoxx Global Developed Markets Liquid High Yield Capped (CHF Hedged), Markit iBoxx Global Developed Markets Liquid High Yield Capped (GBP Hedged), Markit iBoxx Global Developed Markets Liquid High Yield Capped Index, Markit iBoxx USD Treasuries 1-3Y (Mid), Markit iBoxx USD Treasuries 3-7Y (Mid), Markit iBoxx USD Treasuries 7-10 (Mid) and Markit iBoxx Tips Inflation-Linked Index Nom. (Mid) referenced herein are the property of Markit Indices Limited and is used under license. The iShares $ Corporate Bond Interest Rate Hedged UCITS ETF, iShares $ Corporate Bond UCITS ETF, iShares $ High Yield Corporate Bond UCITS ETF, iShares $ Short Duration Corporate Bond UCITS ETF , iShares $ Short Duration High Yield Corporate Bond UCITS ETF, iShares $ Ultrashort Bond UCITS ETF, iShares £ Corporate Bond 1-5yr UCITS ETF , iShares £ Corporate Bond ex-Financials UCITS ETF, iShares £ Corporate Bond UCITS ETF, iShares £ Ultrashort Bond UCITS ETF, iShares Euro Corporate Bond Large Cap UCITS ETF, iShares Euro Covered Bond UCITS ETF, iShares Euro Government Bond 1-3 UCITS ETF (Acc), iShares Euro Government Bond 3-7 UCITS ETF (Acc), iShares Euro Government Bond 7-10 UCITS ETF (Acc), iShares Euro High Yield Corporate Bond UCITS ETF, iShares Euro Inflation Link Bond UCITS ETF, iShares Euro Ultrashort Bond UCITS ETF, iShares Global High Yield Corp Bond CHF Hedged UCITS ETF, iShares Global High Yield Corp Bond GBP Hedged UCITS ETF, iShares Global High Yield Corp Bond UCITS ETF, iShares USD Government Bond 1-3 UCITS ETF (Acc), iShares USD Government Bond 3-7 UCITS ETF (Acc), iShares USD Government Bond 7-10 UCITS ETF (Acc) and iShares USD Inflation Linked Bond UCITS ETF are not sponsored, endorsed, or promoted by Markit Indices Limited.

Markit iBoxx is a registered trade mark of Markit Indices Limited and has been licensed for use by BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG. Markit Indices Limited does not approve, endorse or recommend BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG or iShares Euro Government Bond Capped 1.5-10.5yr UCITS ETF (DE), iShares Euro Government Bond Capped 1.5-2.5yr UCITS ETF (DE), iShares Euro Government Bond Capped 10.5+yr UCITS ETF (DE), iShares Euro Government Bond Capped 2.5-5.5yr UCITS ETF (DE) and iShares Euro Government Bond Capped 5.5-10.5yr UCITS ETF (DE). These products are not sponsored, endorsed or sold by Markit Indices Limited and Markit Indices Limited makes no representation regarding the suitability of investing in the products.

"J.P. Morgan" and "J.P. Morgan EMBISM Global Core Index" are trademarks of JPMorgan Chase & Co. licensed for use for certain purposes by BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. ("BTC"). iShares® is a registered trademark of BTC.J.P. Morgan is the Index Provider for the Underlying Index. J.P. Morgan is not affiliated with the Fund, BFA, State Street, the Distributor or any of their respective affiliates.

J.P. Morgan provides financial, economic and investment information to the financial community. J.P. Morgan calculates and maintains the J.P. Morgan EMBISM Global Core Index, J.P. Morgan Emerging Markets Bond Index Plus, J.P. Morgan Emerging Markets Bond Index Global and Emerging Markets Bond Index Global Diversified. Security additions and deletions into the emerging markets bond indexes do not in any way reflect an opinion in the investment merits of the security.

Markit iBoxx is a registered trade mark of Markit Indices Limited and has been licensed for use by BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited. Markit Indices Limited does not approve, endorse or recommend BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited or iShares plc. This product is not sponsored, endorsed or sold by IIC and IIC makes no representation regarding the suitability of investing in this product.

The Fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Morningstar. Morningstar makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, to the owners of shares of the Fund or any member of the public regarding the advisability of investing in securities generally or in the Fund particularly or the ability of the Morningstar Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Index (the “Index”) to track general stock market performance. Morningstar’s only relationship to the Company or to the BlackRock group is the licensing to the BlackRock group of certain trademarks and trade names of Morningstar and of the Index which is determined, composed and calculated by Morningstar without regard to the BlackRock group, the Company or the Fund. Morningstar has no obligation to take the needs of the BlackRock group or the owners of the shares of the Fund into consideration in determining, composing or calculating the Index. Morningstar is not responsible for and has not participated in the determination of the prices and amount of shares of the Fund, or the timing of the issuance or sale of such shares or in the determination or calculation of the equation by which shares of the Fund are to be converted into cash. Morningstar has no obligation or liability in connection with the administration, marketing or trading of shares of the Fund. Morningstar does not guarantee the accuracy or the completeness of the Index or any data included therein and Morningstar shall have no liability for any errors, omission, or interruptions therein.

Morningstar makes no warranty, express or implied, as to results to be obtained by the BlackRock group, owners of shares of the Fund or any other person or entity from the use of the Index or any data included therein. Morningstar makes no express or implied warranties and expressly disclaims all warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use with respect to the Index or any data included therein. Without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event shall Morningstar have any liability for any special, punitive, direct, indirect or consequential damages (including lost profits) resulting from the use of the Index or any data included therein, even if notified of the possibility of such damages.

iShares funds are not sponsored, endorsed, or promoted by MSCI, and MSCI bears no liability with respect to any such funds or any index on which such funds are based. The Prospectus contains a more detailed description of the limited relationship that MSCI has with BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited and any related funds.

Nasdaq®', 'Nasdaq-100®' and 'Nasdaq-100 Index®' are trademarks of the Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. (which with its affiliates is referred to as the 'Corporations') and are licensed for use by BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG. iShares NASDAQ-100® (DE) is not issued, endorsed, sold or promoted by the Corporations. The Corporations make no warranties and bear no liability with respect to the Product.

Nasdaq®, Nasdaq 100 is a registered trademark of the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (referred to below as “corporation” jointly with its affiliates) and is licensed for use by BlackRock Fund Management Company (Ireland) Limited. The corporation bears no liability for the legality or suitability of the product. The product is not issued, subscribed, sold or promoted by the corporation. The corporation makes no warranties and bears no liability with respect to the product.

The Nikkei Stock Average is a copyrighted material, calculated by Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc. which is the sole exclusive owner of the copyright and other intellectual property rights in the Nikkei Stock Average itself and the methodology to calculate the Nikkei Stock Average. Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc. (Licensor) granted a license to the licensee to use the Nikkei Stock Average as a basis for the iShares Nikkei 225® (DE) ETF. The Licensor does not sponsor, support, sell or market the ETF and has – besides granting the license to the licensee – no connection with the ETF. The ETF is managed exclusively at the risk of the licensee and licensor shall assume no obligation or responsibility for its management and transactions on the ETF.

Nikkei 225 is protected by a copyright and is calculated according to criteria independently developed and created by Nikkei Inc. Nikkei Inc. is the only and exclusive owner of the copyrights and other intellectual property rights on Nikkei 225 and on the relevant calculation criteria. Nikkei Digital Media Inc., upon authorization of Nikkei Inc., licensed the use of Nikkei 225 as index for the fund to the licensee. The intellectual property and any other right related to the trademarks connected with Nikkei and Nikkei 225 are granted to Nikkei Inc. Nikkei Inc. and/or Nikkei Digital Media, Inc. do not sponsor, support, sell or advertise the fund. Nikkei Inc. and/or Nikkei Digital Media, Inc. are not connected in any way with the fund and license the use of certain trademarks and of Nikkei 225 for the fund itself to the licensee. The licence agreement between Nikkei Digital Media, Inc. and the licensee grants no right to any third party. The fund is managed at the licensee’s exclusive risk; Nikkei Inc. and/or Nikkei Digital Media, Inc. assume no obligation or liability with respect to the management and transactions of the fund. Nikkei Inc. and/or Nikkei Digital Media, Inc. bear no liability for the correctness of the fund’s calculations or relevant data. Nikkei Inc. and/or Nikkei Digital Media, Inc. have no obligation to continue to publish the Nikkei 225 and are not responsible for any errors, delays, interruptions, suspensions or termination of the relevant publication; Nikkei Inc. and Nikkei Digital Media, Inc. are authorized to change the description of securities, calculation criteria or any other detail of Nikkei 225 and have the right to interrupt or stop the announcement of Nikkei 225 with no responsibility towards the licensor or any third party.

Standard & Poor’s®', 'S&P®', are registered trademarks and 'S&P Commodity Producers Agribusiness', 'S&P Emerging Market Infrastructure', 'S&P Global Clean Energy', 'S&P Global Timber & Forestry', 'S&P Global Water', 'S&P Commodity Producers Gold', 'S&P Listed Private Equity', 'S&P Commodity Producers Oil and Gas', 'S&P 500', 'S&P 500 Minimum Volatility' and 'S&P SmallCap 600' are trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and have been licensed for use for certain purposes by BlackRock Fund Advisors or its affiliates. iShares® is a registered trademark of BlackRock Fund Advisors or its affiliates.iShares Agribusiness UCITS ETF, iShares Emerging Market Infrastructure UCITS ETF, iShares Global Clean Energy UCITS ETF, iShares Global Timber & Forestry UCITS ETF, iShares Global Water UCITS ETF, iShares Gold Producers UCITS ETF, iShares Listed Private Equity UCITS ETF, iShares Oil & Gas Exploration & Production UCITS ETF, iShares S&P 500 - B UCITS ETF (Acc), iShares S&P 500 CHF Hedged UCITS ETF, iShares S&P 500 EUR Hedged UCITS ETF, iShares S&P 500 GBP Hedged UCITS ETF, iShares S&P 500 Minimum Volatility UCITS ETF, iShares S&P 500 UCITS ETF (Acc), iShares S&P 500 UCITS ETF (Inc) and iShares S&P SmallCap 600 UCITS ETF are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by S&P and S&P makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in these products.

The product is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SIX Swiss Exchange Ltd and SIX Swiss Exchange Ltd makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in the product. The SBI® is a registered trademark of SIX Swiss Exchange Ltd, and any use thereof requires a license.

EURO STOXX® Select Dividend 30, EURO STOXX 50®, EURO STOXX 50 ex Financials index, EURO STOXX® Mid, EURO STOXX® Small, EURO STOXX® Total Market Growth Large, EURO STOXX® Total Market Value Large, Swiss Leader Index, Swiss Market Index, Swiss Market Index Mid, STOXX® Europe 50, Swiss Bond Index Domestic Government 1-3, Swiss Bond Index Domestic Government 3-7 and Swiss Bond Index Domestic Government 7-15 is the intellectual property (including registered trademarks) of STOXX Limited and/or of its licensors (“licensors”), and is used under a licence. iShares EURO Dividend UCITS ETF, iShares EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF (Acc), iShares EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF (Inc), iShares EURO STOXX 50® - B UCITS ETF (Acc), iShares EURO STOXX 50® ex-Financials UCITS ETF, iShares EURO STOXX Mid UCITS ETF, iShares EURO STOXX Small UCITS ETF, iShares EURO Total Market Growth Large UCITS ETF, iShares EURO Total Market Value Large UCITS ETF, iShares SLI® (CH), iShares SMI® (CH), iShares SMIM® (CH), iShares STOXX Europe 50 UCITS ETF, iShares Swiss Domestic Government Bond 1-3 (CH), iShares Swiss Domestic Government Bond 3-7 (CH) and iShares Swiss Domestic Government Bond 7+ (CH) is not sponsored, subscribed, sold or promoted by STOXX and its licensors and none of them bear any liability in this respect.

iShares SMI (DE) is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SIX Swiss Exchange and SIX Swiss Exchange makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in the product. The SMI® is a registered trademark of the SIX Swiss Exchange, and any use thereof requires a license.

ATX®' (Austrian Traded Index®) is a registered trademark of Wiener Börse AG. The issuer has been granted a licence to use ATX® with regard to this issue. iShares ATX (DE) is not sponsored, recommended or marketed by Wiener Börse AG.

© 2014 BlackRock, Inc. All Rights reserved. BLACKROCK, BLACKROCK SOLUTIONS, ALADDIN, iSHARES, LIFEPATH, SO WHAT DO I DO WITH MY MONEY, INVESTING FOR A NEW WORLD, and BUILT FOR THESE TIMES are registered and unregistered trademarks of BlackRock, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and elsewhere. All other trademarks are those of their respective owners.

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© 2014 BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited. Registered Company No. 00796793. All rights reserved. Calls may be monitored or recorded.

BlackRock (“We/BlackRock”) recognizes the importance of protecting your personal and financial information when you visit our websites (each a “Website” and together “Websites”). This Policy including the Cookies Policy is designed to help you understand the information collection practices on all Websites owned or operated by or on behalf of companies within the BlackRock group of companies, including (but not limited to) blackrock.com and ishares.com, together with their local variations (for example, blackrock.co.uk; blackrock.com/de etc). Information collected on our Websites is collected by BlackRock Investment Management UK Limited. Contact information is included in this Policy and on the Website.

We are committed to:

(a) protecting the personal data you provide to us;

(b) telling you how we use the information we gather about you; and

(c) ensuring that you know the circumstances under which we may disclose your personal data.

This Policy covers the privacy and data protection policies on our website, and should be read in conjunction with any other applicable policies, terms, and conditions in place between you and BlackRock.

 

Changes to this Policy

This Policy is dated 1 July 2016.

Previous versions of this Policy are available upon request. BlackRock reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time without notice, by updating this posting, in which case the date of the Policy will be revised. However, you will be asked to provide your consent to updated versions of this Policy in the event of a material change to the information contained within it. In addition, you will be asked to reaffirm your consent to this Policy on a periodic basis. The current version of this Policy can be accessed from the link on the homepage, or at the bottom of our other website pages. By accessing the Website following amendments, you are accepting the amended Policy.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Policy, or our privacy related practices, please contact us:

  • through your usual contact or at any of our [offices];
  • by email at investor.services@blackrock.com; or feedback@iShares.com
  • by phone at (BlackRock) +44 (0) 800 445 522 (iShares) +44 (0) 20 7668 8007
  • by post: Global Privacy Officer, BlackRock, 12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL

 

Data Protection and Privacy

Information Collection and Use

 

Personal Data:

The personal data and other information you submit to our Websites is used to service your account, to improve our services to you and/or to provide you with information on BlackRock products and services. The types of personal data that may be collected at our Websites include: name, address, email address and telephone number. We will not sell, share or rent your personal data to others in contravention of this Privacy Policy.

Additionally, if you are accessing parts of this Website that are password protected, then once you submit your password and enter, this Website will recognize who you are and collect all information that you submit, including all electronic information (including all transaction information).

In the password protected section of our Website, or if you are a visitor who has entered the Website via a click through link in an email which we have sent you, information about you, including information about the pages you visit, the documents you download and other information which can help us personalize our future interaction with you may be collected. Any information collected about you from this Website may be associated with other identifying information that we have about you.

 

Your Rights

You may contact us to:-

  • request that we amend, rectify, delete or update the personal data we hold about you;
  • where possible (e.g., in relation to marketing) amend or update your choices around processing;
  • request a copy of personal data held by us.

Where you would like to receive a copy of all personal data held, such request should be in writing (email or post), addressed to our Global Privacy Officer at our London Office and should contain as much information as possible to facilitate our dealing with this request.

 

Aggregate Information:

We generally record certain usage information, such as the number and frequency of visitors to our Websites. This information may include the websites that you access immediately before and after your visit to our Websites, the Internet browser you are using and your IP address. If we use such data at all it will be on an aggregate basis, and we will not disclose to third parties any information that could be used to identify you personally.

 

Sharing your information with other BlackRock companies and Service Providers

Your personal data may be collected and processed for the purposes above:

(i) By any of the companies within the BlackRock group; or

(ii) By a third party service provider engaged by us for these purposes;

BlackRock companies and service providers we engage may be based in countries outside of the European Union / EEA in countries having different standards of protection for personal data. Recipients will be required by us to protect your information in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

 

Compliance with Laws

Your personal data will be held and processed by us in accordance with applicable data protection law.

We will not provide any personal data to any other persons, except if we are required to make disclosures by any law, any government or private parties in connection with a lawsuit, subpoena, investigation or similar proceeding.

 

E-mail and Marketing

BlackRock does not sell its customers' personal data, nor will we provide your personal data to third parties for their marketing purposes without your consent. BlackRock will not send you e-mail messages without first receiving your permission, unless it relates to servicing your account or unless you have consented to receiving electronic delivery of fund documents as part of our E-Delivery service. It is our policy to include instructions for unsubscribing from these permission-based programs.

 

Business Transfers

If the business, stock or assets of BlackRock are acquired or merged with another business entity, we will share all or some of your information with this entity to continue to provide our service to you. You will receive notice of such an event and the new entity will inform you of any changes to the practices in this Privacy Policy. If the new entity wishes to make additional use of your information, you may decline such use at such time.

 

Disclosure to Third Parties

The personal data you provide to us will only be disclosed to third parties if we have your permission, or as set out in this Privacy Policy. We may disclose details about the general use of our Websites to third parties – for example, to demonstrate patterns of use to advertisers and other business partners. Information we pass on for this purpose will not include any personal data by which you may be identified. We endeavour to prevent unauthorised disclosures of your personal data by third parties but we are not responsible for any unauthorised disclosures or other breaches of security or for the actions of others if the information was passed to them with your authority or with the authority of anyone other than us or our group companies.

 

Third Party Websites

BlackRock disclaims responsibility for the privacy policies and customer information practices of third party internet websites hyperlinked from our Website or this Privacy Policy.

 

Security

We recommend that you do not send us any personal data via non secure methods of correspondence, including via public electronic communication channels, such as Internet e-mail, which are generally not secure.

BlackRock protects your personal data when you transact business on our Website by requiring the use of a browser software program that supports industry standard SSL encryption with 128-bit key lengths. The "128-bit" designation refers to the length of the key used to encrypt the data being transmitted, with a longer key representing a higher level of security.

 

Cookies Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored in your computer’s memory and hard drive, in your mobile device or tablet when you visit certain web pages. They are used to enable websites to function or to provide information to the owners of a website, or other third parties which receive data obtained from that website.

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalised web experience.

 

Why do we use cookies?

Cookies help us to provide customised services and information. We use cookies on all our Websites to tell us, in general terms, how and when pages in our Websites are visited, what our users’ technology preferences are – such as what type of video player they use – and whether our Websites are functioning properly. Depending on their purpose, some cookies will only operate for the length of a single browsing session, whilst others have a longer life span to ensure that they fulfil their longer-term purposes (as explained in more detail below). Please note that, however long the cookies’ active life may be, you can delete cookies (and therefore stop any further data collection by them) as further described below.

 

If you are using one of our password-protected sites, then the Website may use cookies or other technology to help us authenticate you, store and recognise your configuration and user attributes, facilitate your navigation of the website and customise its content so that the information made available is likely to be of more interest to you.

 

In broad terms, we use cookies on our Websites for the following purposes:

 

Analytical purposes: Analytical cookies allow us to recognise, measure and track visitors to our Websites and compile a record of this usage information. This helps us to improve and develop the way our Websites work, for example, by determining whether site visitors can find information easily, or by identifying the aspects of websites that are of the most interest to them.

Usage preferences: Some of the cookies on our Websites are activated when visitors to our sites make a choice about their usage of the site. Our Websites then ‘remember’ the settings preferences of the user concerned. This allows us to tailor aspects of our sites to the individual user.

Terms and conditions: We use cookies on our Websites to record when a site visitor has seen a policy, such as this one, or provided consent, such as consent to the terms and conditions on our Websites. This helps to improve the user’s experience of the site – for example, it avoids a user from repeatedly being asked to consent to the same terms. We also track whether a user has seen other similar documents (such as an online survey) before – again, to ensure that a user’s experience of our Websites is a smooth one.

Session management: The software that runs our websites uses cookies for technical purposes needed by the internal workings of our servers. For instance, we use cookies to distribute requests among multiple servers, authenticate users and determine what features of the site they can access, verify the origin of requests, keep track of information about a user’s session and determine which options or pages to display in order for the site to function.

Functional purposes: Functional purpose cookies store information that is needed by our applications to process and operate. For example, where transactions or requests within an application involve multiple workflow stages, cookies are used to store the information from each stage temporarily, in order to facilitate completion of the overall transaction or request.

Advertising: Advertising cookies allow us (or third parties) to monitor the behaviour of users of our Websites. This information is used to ensure that products and services highlighted to those individuals are targeted in a focused and relevant manner – e.g. through advertisements on BlackRock websites or through advertisements on third party websites (e.g. Bloomberg, Agefi.com Handlesblatt.de, etc) which are based on your experience with our Websites; or to monitor the effectiveness of those digital marketing campaigns. We also monitor whether the adverts displayed on our Websites are of interest to users and retain this information to ensure that adverts seen by users of our Websites over a period of time are appropriate.

 

Please note that third parties may use cookies. The kind of cookies and the consequent data processing carried out by such third parties are regulated by their privacy policy. Please see below.

 

Your cookie preferences

Cookies are necessary in order for you to be able to make full use of BlackRock’s Websites. In addition, cookies help us provide you with personalised features on our Websites. If you chose to disable cookies, some of BlackRock’s Website’s functionality might be impaired.

 

Local Flash Storage

On certain of our Websites, we include content designed for display using Adobe Flash Player, such as animations, videos and tools. Local flash storage (often referred to as “Flash cookies”) can be used to help improve your experience as a user. Flash storage is retained on your device in much the same way as standard cookies, but is managed directly by your Flash software.

If you wish to disable or delete information stored locally in Flash, please see the documentation for your Flash software, located at www.adobe.com. Please note that, if you disable Flash cookies, some site functionality may not work.

 

Third party cookies

When you visit our Websites, you may receive cookies that are set by third parties. These may include cookies set by Google, Bizo, LinkedIn, AppNexus, Xaxis, MediaMind and/or Rocketfuel. These cookies are used for the purposes described in the “Why Do We Use Cookies?” section of this policy. We do not control the setting of these third party cookies, so we suggest you might wish to check the third party websites for more information about their use of cookies and how to manage them.

 

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Advertising

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Advertising

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Amending cookie preferences

If you wish to remove cookies set by our Websites from your browser in the future, you may delete them. The instructions for removing cookies from your computer or mobile device depend on the operating system and web browser you use. Please note, however, that withdrawing your agreement to the use of cookies on our sites will impair the functionality of the sites.

 

The site www.allaboutcookies.org includes instructions for managing cookies on many commonly used browses, or you may consult the vendor documentation for your specific software.

Further information about cookies

If you would like to find out more about cookies in general and how to manage them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.