Wall Street Hedge (also referred to herein as “we”, “us”, “our” or the “website”) has implemented reasonable and fair privacy practices so that you feel protected. This agreement applies to all services that we offer, including but not limited to, the websites and mobile-optimized site, the mobile applications as well as other services. It will cover the following:
- The kinds of information collected.
- How we use collected information.
- When and with whom that information is disclosed.
- How that information is stored and managed.
- Children’s privacy.
- Opt out information.
- Additional information.
General information, termination, modifications
YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE WALL STREET HEDGE SERVICES WILL BE DEEMED AS YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF AND PROMISE TO ADHERE TO THE MODIFICATIONS ONCE THEY HAVE BEEN POSTED.
The types of information that we collect
Wall Street Hedge collects two types of information upon your use of the services:
- Personally identifiable information
- Non-personally identifiable information
Whereas personally identifiable information may be used to directly identify a specific user (and includes data such as name, username, address, email address, or phone number), non-personally identifiable information cannot be used to directly identify you and includes a multitude of data pertaining to your web browser, internet service provider, website usage information, demographics, and others.
Wall Street Hedge offers users the possibility of using its services without requiring any personally identifiable information to be submitted to us. Even so, certain circumstances may require that you provide such information. For instance, when registering with Wall Street Hedge (registration may be required for you to view certain portions and features of the Services that are only accessible to website registered members) you may be asked to provide a username, your name and surname, gender, date of birth, etc. Additionally, such information may also be requested if and when we offer surveys, sweepstakes, promotions or contests.
Non-personally identifiable information, on the other hand, is automatically (or passively) collected by servers and includes information such as:
- IP address;
- Demographic data;
- Computer information (model, hardware information, etc);
- Mobile device information;
- Unique device identifiers;
- Browser information;
- Search terms used;
- Search results;
- Software crash reports;
- Access times and duration;
- Referring website addresses;
- Session identification number;
Other Data Collection Sources
We may also collect data in collaboration with third-party partners or social media platforms, in accordance with those particular websites’ privacy policies. Social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, G+ or Tumblr may be used when interacting with our Services, in which case we may collect certain information that you have made available via that social media account.
Additionally, if and when you choose to use such a social media account to link to or connect with Wall Street Hedge, we may also share certain information with that particular social media platform.
How we use the collected information
Our foremost goal when collecting information from our users is to continually improve the services being provided to you and to personalize your overall experience of Wall Street Hedge. Even so, we also use the information for a variety of other purposes, such as:
- Fulfilling your specific requests;
- Allowing you to publish materials auser-generatedted content on the website;
- Getting in touch with you if you have so requested;
- Informing you of the changes of our policies or regulations;
- Processing your comments on stories or articles;
- Personalizing the content, materials, services, advertisements and overall experience of our website;
- Offering newsletters, promotions and sweepstakes;
- Offering interest-tailored advertising;
- Optimizing our services, products and materials to better cater to your desires;
- Investigating allegations of illicit activities or conduct that violates our policies and regulations;
- Conducting analytics, maintenance, administrative tasks, statistical analyses, marketing analyses or demographic analyses.
Do we share your information and with whom?
Unless expressly described in this document, we will not disclose your personally identifiable information to anyone.
At certain times, we may share your information with third-party companies, marketing affiliates, partners, or subsidiaries that perform tasks on our behalf. Such partners may perform a multitude of tasks, from website hosting and content oversight, to management, social media integration, managing marketing strategies, administrative tasks, billing, analytics or customer service.
Even if such entities are granted access to certain information that you have provided, in order for them to perform their tasks, they are mandated to respect the security and confidentiality of this information, and may not sell, distribute, alter or use the data in any way.
In the continuous improvement of our services, we or our shareholders may decide to perform mergers or acquisitions of different entities. Additionally, in the event of a sale or bankruptcy, we may also be forced to treat your personally identifiable information as an asset and transfer it to the acquiring entity. We will undergo all reasonable steps in order that your information is respected and treated as this policy dictates, though we may not offer an assurance thereof.
We may also share your personal information in the following situations:
- As part of a legal process;
- When mandated by court orders, subpoenas or governmental agency requests;
- To comply with the law;
- To protect the rights of Wall Street Hedge;
- To ensure the safety of our employees, partners and users;
Cookies, Web Beacons and tracking technology
Aside from cookies, we may also employ other tracking technologies, such as web beacons (also referred to as single-pixel gifs, action tags or tracer tags). Web beacons work by being embedded on a web page and collecting information about your use of that particular page.
At this time, Wall Street Hedge will continue to operate as described above, even in the event that your device may send out “do not track” signals. Currently, there is no definitive protocol as to DNT compliance.
How is your information stored and secured
When storing your information, we employ reasonable safety and security precautions so that the data we have collected is physically, technically and administratively guarded. Even so, please remember that the transmission of data over any medium, let alone the Internet, can be 100% secure.
We will hold your information for varying amounts of time, depending on the purpose of its use. With the exception of cases where legal requirements force us to keep data for minimum amounts of time, we will not store the data for longer than it is necessary to complete the tasks for which it was collected.
Wall Street Hedge and its services are not designed to be used by children under the age of thirteen. We DO NOT KNOWINGLY collect the information of children under the age of 13. If you are not thirteen yet, please do not use the services and do not provide any information to Wall Street Hedge.
Despite the fact that you cannot opt out of all data collection when using the services, you may choose to not provide personal information if you do not wish to do so. You may also opt out of receiving email marketing messages and newsletters by clicking the corresponding link in that electronic correspondence.
Last Update: 19.08.2015