Please note that information gathered in connection with any services provided via the Site may be governed by separate terms and conditions including, but not limited to, the Exchange User License Agreement, the Exchange Rules, and the Participant Agreement (collectively referred to herein as "Other Terms"). In the event that you receive such services, you agree that those Other Terms shall supersede any conflicting terms contained in this Policy.
Collection and Use of Information by the Exchange
The Exchange may collect information from you while you are visiting our Site. Some of this information is collected automatically through various methods including, but not limited to “cookies” and web beacons. Cookies and web beacons are files that are placed on your web browser when you visit the Site. The information collected by such methods includes the pages you view on our Site, the search terms you enter into our search utility, your IP address and the operating system, browser software and Internet service provider you use. The information derived from cookies and web beacons may be used by the Exchange for a number of purposes, including, but not limited to administrative purposes, to analyze usage patterns, and to improve your experience with the Site. The Exchange may also obtain personally identifiable information directly from you and, depending upon the nature of transactions you may conduct, from third party sources. The Exchange may use such personally identifiable information to administer, operate, facilitate and manage the services offered by the Exchange, to contact you in connection with such services, for purposes of maintaining the functional and operational integrity of the Site and for purposes of complying with applicable laws and regulations. In addition, we may also use the information we collect from you to provide you with information concerning products and services offered by the Exchange. Please see the section below entitled “CONTACT US” for instructions relating to opting out of such use.
The Site is not intended for children under eighteen (18) years of age. The Exchange does not market any products or services to children under eighteen (18) years of age or knowingly collect any information from children under eighteen (18) years of age.
Postings by visitors on any message board or in any chat room (other than instant messaging conversations facilitated by the Exchange) will not be protected as confidential. The Exchange may use any such postings on the Site, any content thereof, and any information derived from any such postings (including any ideas, concepts, know-how or other intellectual property) ("Postings"). The Exchange is under no obligation to review any Postings and assumes no responsibility or liability relating to any Postings. Nonetheless, the Exchange may from time to time monitor the Postings on the Site and may remove and/or decline to accept Postings on the Site, including, but not limited to, the following: (i) Postings that contain any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violates any applicable local, state, national or international law; (ii) advertisements or solicitations of any kind; (iii) messages posted by visitors impersonating others; (iv) personal information, such as messages that state phone numbers, social security numbers, addresses, or employer references; (v) messages by non-spokesperson employees of the Exchange purporting to speak on behalf of the Exchange; (vi) messages that offer unauthorized downloads of any copyrighted or private information; and (vii) chain letters of any kind.
Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
The Exchange may disclose your personally identifiable information to non-affiliated companies that perform support services for the Site or facilitate your transactions with the Exchange, including those that provide professional, legal or accounting advice to the Exchange. The information we collect, including personally identifiable information, may also be disclosed to third parties if the Exchange, in its sole discretion, believes disclosure is necessary to comply with legal or regulatory processes or requests or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the Exchange, and/or the respective members, directors, officers, employees, agents, and representatives of the Exchange; other Site users; and/or the public.
Your Access to Information
You may request from us certain information about you including, but not limited to, any information you have provided to us upon registration for various services. Requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We use a secure server and security protocol to safeguard information we collect from you. To help ensure the security of your personal and financial information that you submit to us via our Site (other than via an e-mail message), we use security software to encrypt the information before and during its transmission through the Internet. We allow information to be submitted for transmission only if your browser is compatible with our security software. If your browser is not compatible, you will receive a message indicating your transaction cannot be completed because of the security risk. Although the Exchange takes reasonable steps to safeguard and to prevent unauthorized access to your private information, it cannot be responsible for the acts of those who gain unauthorized access, and the Exchange makes no warranty, express, implied or otherwise, that we will prevent unauthorized access to your private information.
Other Web Sites
This Site contains links to Web sites of third parties. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you will be accessing a Web site the Exchange does not control and which may be governed by privacy policies and practices that differ from ours. The Exchange is not, and will not be, responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third parties or the content or security of any third party Web sites.
Any information you submit to us via our online forms or via e-mail is provided on a voluntary basis. When you access our Site, the collection, use, and distribution of your information will be handled according to the terms and policies outlined in this Policy, unless superseded by applicable Other Terms (as discussed above). By using this Site, you consent to collection and use of your information as described in this Policy, including personally identifiable information the Exchange may collect. If you object to any of the policies outlined in this Policy, you should not submit information to the Exchange or access our Site. We may update or modify this Policy at any time. Any such updates or modifications will be effective upon posting on this Site, and your continued use of the Site will constitute your consent to any updated or modified Policy.
We have legal obligations, under the Data Protection Act 1998, to collect any data that you provide to us fairly. Each time you provide us with personal data, we will let you know how we intend to use it (if not in accordance with this Policy) and whether we will pass the information on to a third party. We will hold your personal information securely and will only maintain a record of your information in circumstances where you have provided us with your consent.
If you have any questions or comments regarding this Policy, or wish to communicate to the Exchange your desire to opt out of receiving communications from the Exchange as described in this Policy, please contact us via email@example.com.