Effective as of February 6, 2012

Fidus Investment Corporation (“Fidus,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) recognizes the importance of protecting your personal and financial information when you visit our website located at www.fdus.com (“Website”). Please take a moment to review our policies and practices described below (“Privacy Policy”).

By visiting the Website, you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use the Website.

In addition to this Privacy Policy, depending on your relationship with Fidus Investment Corporation, you may receive our Regulation S-P Privacy Notice and be covered by other privacy and security rules, as may be applicable.

The Information We Collect

1. Personal Information
When you visit the Website, we will collect certain personal information by which you, individually, can be identified or contacted, such as your name, telephone number, e-mail address and phone number, if you contact us through our Website (using any of the contact or subscriptions forms on the Contact IR, RSS Feeds or Shareholder Briefcase pages) and submit such information (collectively, the “Personal Information”). For example, we will ask for and collect your name and e-mail address if you choose to contact us by completing the form on our Contact IR page. We will collect your company name, address, city, state, zip/postal code, country, phone number, fax number and any other information that you choose to provide to us in the subject line and message of the forms. We also collect your Personal Information, including without limitation, your e-mail address, if you subscribe to our e-mail alerts or RSS Feeds.

We do not collect any Personal Information from you when you visit the Website unless you provide us with the Personal Information.

2. Other Information
In addition to the Personal Information noted above that you voluntarily provide to us, we may record certain usage information, such as the number and frequency of visitors to our Website (collectively, the “Other Information”). Such Other Information may include:

  1. From Your Activity. Information that we or our technology providers may automatically collect when you visit the Website, such as your IP addresses, Internet service provider, browser type and language, websites that you access immediately before and after your visit to our Website, date and time of your visit to our Website, amount of time spent on particular pages, what sections of the Website you visit, number of links you click while in the Website, and similar information concerning your use of the Website.
  2. From Cookies. Information that we or our technology providers may collect using “cookie” technology. “Cookies” are small files that a website stores on your computer’s hard drive so that your computer will “remember” information about your visit. We may use cookies to help us collect Other Information and to enhance your experience using the Website. If you do not want the Website to place a cookie on your hard drive, you may be able to turn that feature off on your computer. Please consult your Internet browser’s documentation for information on how to do this. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits. However, if you decide not to accept cookies from our Website, the Website may not function properly.

How We Use and Share the Information

We consider the Personal Information we collect from you to be confidential. The Personal Information you submit to our Website is used only to service your account and/or to provide you with information on Fidus Investment Corporation products and services. We will never sell, share, or rent your Personal Information to any third party for marketing purposes. If you subscribe to our e-mail alert service, we will provide instructions for unsubscribing from such service.

We use the Other Information collected about visits to our Website in aggregate form to better understand our audience and its interests and to increase the functionality and user-friendliness of our Website.

We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples may include providing customer service and technical assistance with the Website. These other companies will have access to the Personal Information and/or Other Information only as necessary to perform their functions and to the extent permitted by law.

To the extent permitted by law, we may also disclose the Personal Information and the Other Information: (i) when required by law, court order, or other government or law enforcement authority or regulatory agency; or (ii) whenever we believe that disclosing such information is necessary or advisable, for example, to protect the rights, property, or safety of Fidus Investment Corporation, our customers, our Website, its users, or third parties, or when we otherwise believe in good faith that the law requires it.

How We Protect Your Information

We strive to maintain reasonable physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the Personal Information in our possession from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Nevertheless, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from unauthorized intrusion by third parties, such as hackers.

Important Notice to Non-U.S. Residents

The Website is operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using the Website and/or providing us with any information, you consent to this transfer.

External Websites

The Website may contain links to third-party websites. We have no control over the privacy practices or the content of these websites. As such, we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of those third-party websites. You should check the applicable third-party privacy policy and terms of use when visiting any other websites.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of the date stated at the top of this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to modify, alter or otherwise update this policy at any time and you agree to be bound by such modifications, alterations or updates. We will notify you of material changes to this Privacy Policy by posting the revised policy with the effective date on this page. Your continued use of our Website constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates following our posting of a change. Please refer back to this Privacy Policy on a regular basis.

Change in Corporate Control

In the event of a corporate change of control resulting from, for example, a sale to, or merger with, another entity, or in the event of a sale of assets, Fidus Investment Corporation reserves the right to transfer your personal information to the new party in control or the party acquiring assets.

How to Contact Us

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at investorrelations@fdus.com, call us at (847) 859-3940, or write to us at:

Fidus Investment Corporation
ATTN: Investor Relations
1603 Orrington Avenue, Suite 1005
Evanston, IL 60201