Our Attitude Towards Privacy Protection
Consider your membership a bond of privacy protection. Most websites these days are free for anyone to use and therefore generate revenue from advertising, which creates an incentive for those sites to disclose your personal information to agencies interested in marketing products or services to you. We generate the majority of our revenue from subscription fees, which enables us to protect your information while providing you with the best products and services. Additionally, even though we offer free subscriptions that include advertisements, we provide the same strong privacy guarantee to our free members. Basically, we think it is our duty to protect your privacy the same way we would like ours protected, so we will always work to safeguard your data.
Personal Information We Collect
If you decide to become a registered member, there is certain information that we will require from you. We obtain most of the information directly from our customers through forms and ongoing customer service. We will limit the amount of personal information we require to items needed to maintain your account and send you notifications, which at a minimum will include a username and email address. When you subscribe, your information is placed in a database and used to send your issues and occasional advertisements or special notices. In addition to personal details, our system will store financial information you provide, which includes but is not limited to assets and liabilities.
When you place an order, we will ask you for personal information, including your credit card number. Like all other parts of the site, we will use a secure (SSL, encrypted) connection and require you to submit only the information needed to complete and fulfill your order. Only our authorized employees will have access to this information.
In order to better understand your needs and tailor services to you, we may ask for additional personal information such as name, address, date of birth, contact details, and employment details. These additional personal details are voluntary and you may choose to omit the data. From time to time we may also request further information to help us improve our service to you.
We also collect information about use of the website, such as pages visited, frequency and duration and visit, and trading activities. We use this information to better understand how our members use the website so we may provide a better overall service.
Use & Disclosure of the Information We Collect
We will use information collected from you to provide the information and services requested by you and to improve the quality of our service. We will not sell, rent, or otherwise share your personal information with anyone unless required by law enforcement or regulatory agencies that take the proper steps to officially request it.
Unless you are informed otherwise, the personal information we hold is used for:
- Establishing and managing your subscription
- Reviewing your ongoing needs
- Enhancing customer service and products
- Providing you ongoing information or opportunities that we believe may be relevant to you
Depending on the product or service concerned and particular restrictions on sensitive information, we may be required to disclose your personal information to:
- Service providers and specialist advisers to us who have been contracted to enable us to provide services to you
- Credit providers, courts, tribunals and regulatory authorities as agreed or authorised by law Anyone you authorize
- We may also identify ways that use of your personal information could provide you with additional or enhanced products and services, including introductions to business partners with whom we have a mutual relationship as well as credit reporting agencies. For these opportunities, we will notify you and ask for explicit permission so you will retain control over the disclosure of your information.
You may contact our Privacy Department anytime with any privacy-related questions, comments, or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org
We provide the capability for you to change your personal information by editing your account information. Please contact our Privacy Department if additional personal details have changed, if you would like us to delete personal information we hold about you, or if you do not want us to use your personal information. We will change or delete your personal information in accordance with your instructions, except to the extent that we are required to hold your personal information for regulatory or legal purposes, to provide you with the services you have requested, or to maintain adequate business records. If you decide to do so, we may not be able to continue to provide information, services and/or products requested by you and we will have no liability to you in respect of the same.
Unless otherwise indicated for a particular service, any communications or material of any kind that you e-mail or otherwise transmit through the services, including information, data, questions, comments or suggestions will be treated as non-proprietary and non-confidential. This means we are free to use any idea, concept, know-how, technique, or information contained in your Communications for any purpose including, but not limited to, developing and marketing products. However, we will contact you and request permission if we identify any of your Communications we would like to use in a publicly-accessible manner.
We will not add you to our e-mail list without your permission. If your inquiry is about an order or subscription, our customer service staff will ask you to verify your identity by confirming information already in your record.
We are entitled, but not obligated, to review or retain your Communications. We may monitor your Communications to evaluate the quality of service you receive, your compliance with this Agreement, the security of the website, or for other reasons. You agree that such monitoring activities will not entitle you to any cause of action or other right with respect to the manner in which we monitor your Communications. In no event we will be liable for any costs, damages, expenses or any other liabilities incurred by you as a result of our monitoring activities.
Amendments to Policy