Information We Gather and How We Use It
We collect certain information from you in order to provide you with the most interesting and useful Web site possible. We use your IP address to identify you, to gather demographic information that helps us understand how you and our other customers use our Web site, and to administer our Web site. Our registration form requires you to give us contact information (like your name and email address), demographic information (like your zip code and occupation) and profile information (like your investment experience). We use your contact information to contact you about our Web site and provide you with information and promotional material from our partners and advertisers. We sometimes conduct or sponsor surveys and contests on our Web site. If you elect to participate, we may ask you for contact, demographic and other information as part of these offerings. We would use this information to analyze and report on the results of surveys, to provide you with the results of the surveys and contests, and to send you information about our company and promotional material from our partners and advertisers. Participation in surveys and contests is completely voluntary. From time to time we may supplement information that you provide to us with information received from third parties.
Information We May Disclose
We do not sell, trade or rent your personal contact information to anyone. We share demographic, profile and other general information about you and our other customers with our advertisers on an aggregate basis. This means that we tell our advertisers general information about the characteristics of our customer base such as how many female visitors and registered users we have within a certain postal code, but we do not specifically identify a particular female visitor or provide her contact information to our advertisers. Our advertisers may ask us to mail or e-mail you promotional information tailored to your interests. We will send you this information on behalf of our advertisers. Our advertisers will not be given your contact information. From time to time we may use third parties (pursuant to a confidentiality agreement) to assist us in e-mail broadcasts and list management. You may opt-out of receiving these mailings. We may disclose your contact information or other specific information about you to third parties in conjunction with contests or new service offerings that you elect to participate in, but we will specifically describe with whom we will be sharing the information at the time we gather the information. We may release your contact and other information to third parties when we believe that such release is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with law, (ii) cooperate with state and federal regulatory agency investigations, (iii) comply with the terms of the Subscriber Agreements with Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange, (iv) enforce the terms of our User Agreement or License Agreement, or (v) protect the rights of Whitestonewire.com or others.
Subscriptions and Purchases
You may subscribe for a fee to certain services through our Web site. If you subscribe for services which require payment of a fee, we will need your contact information and certain financial information such as your credit card number. Any financial information we collect will be used solely to bill you for the services.
Out Web site has certain security measures in place in effort to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.
Links to Other Web Sites
Our Web site contains links to other sites. Whitestonewire.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites. You may wish to review the privacy policies of these sites.