Thank you for registering to obtain enhanced access to the network of Web sites and services offered by the eDemocracy Network ("eDemocracy Network"). The eDemocracy Network improves your online experience by offering you access to a variety of features, offerings and content. By registering, you gain access to the eDemocracy Network of enhanced websites and services and other content and offerings from the eDemocracy Network's affiliate providers (collectively the "eDemocracy Network" or "Network").
When you register with and use the eDemocracy Network, you provide the eDemocracy Network with personally identifiable information (your "eDemocracy Network information"). This Policy explains the information practices that apply to your eDemocracy Network information.
Collection of your eDemocracy Network Information
Your eDemocracy Network information consists of personally identifiable information collected or received about you when you interact with the eDemocracy Network's Web sites, services and offerings as a registered user. Depending on how you use the Network, your eDemocracy Network information may include
- registration-related information (such as name, home or work addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers, birth date or gender);
- information about your visits to eDemocracy Network Web sites and pages, and your responses to the offerings and advertisements presented on these Web sites and pages;
- information about the searches you perform through the eDemocracy Network and how you use the results of those searches;
- information about the eDemocracy Network services or offerings that you use, and how frequently you use them;
- information about how long you have used services from the eDemocracy Network, Inc. prior to registering with the Network;
- transaction-related information (such as credit card or other preferred means of payment, billing or shipping information, or a history of products purchased through the eDemocracy Network);
- customer service information about you as a eDemocracy Network user or subscriber; or
- other information specifically related to your use of a particular eDemocracy Network service or offering.
Your eDemocracy Network information may be supplemented with additional information from other companies.
Your eDemocracy Network information may also include certain technical information gathered or received when you use the eDemocracy Network. Some of the technical information that may be collected or received includes: the type of browser you are using (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows XP or Mac OS), CPU type (e.g. Pentium), your manner of connecting to the Internet (e.g., connection speed through narrowband or broadband access); Internet protocol address; information about the version of service from the eDemocracy Network Inc. that you used prior to registering with the Network; other information about your geographic location; and the domain name of your Internet service provider.
Your eDemocracy Network information may be collected and stored in the United States.
How Your eDemocracy Network information is Used
Your eDemocracy Network information is used
- to operate and improve the Web sites, services and offerings available through the eDemocracy Network;
- to personalize the content and advertisements provided to you;
- to fulfill your requests for products, programs, and services;
- to communicate with you and respond to your inquiries;
- to conduct research about your use of the eDemocracy Network; and
- to help offer you other products, programs, or services that may be of interest.
Your eDemocracy Network information may be shared with the Network's affiliated providers. Your eDemocracy Network information may be shared with third parties. The eDemocracy Network may use your eDemocracy Network information to present offers to you on behalf of business partners and advertisers. These business partners and advertisers receive aggregate data about groups of eDemocracy Network users, but do not receive information that personally identifies you. The eDemocracy Network reserves the right to share information with 3rd parties for direct marketing purposes.
If you use eDemocracy Network communications tools to disclose information about yourself publicly (for example, in chat rooms or online message boards made available by the eDemocracy Network), other online users may obtain access to any information you provide. The contents of your online communications, as well as other information about you as an eDemocracy Network user, may be accessed and disclosed in response to legal process (for example, a court order, search warrant or subpoena); in other circumstances in which the eDemocracy Network believes the eDemocracy Network is being used in the commission of a crime; when we have a good faith belief that there is an emergency that poses a threat to the safety of you or another person; or when necessary either to protect the rights or property of the eDemocracy Network, the eDemocracy Network or its affiliated providers, or for us to render the service you have requested.
In the event that ownership of the eDemocracy Network was to change as a result of a merger, acquisition or transfer to another company, your eDemocracy Network information may be transferred. If such a transfer results in a material change in the use of your eDemocracy Network information, the eDemocracy Network will provide notice about the choices you have to decline to permit such a transfer.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Personal Financial Information
To use the portfolio feature on the eDemocracy Network, for example, you specify the types of stocks and funds you wish to monitor, the names of the particular stocks of interest to you, and their purchase price ("portfolio information"). To give you updated information when you use these features, eDemocracy Network servers automatically collect and store the portfolio information that you provide. Similarly, if you use a Wallet service to facilitate transactions on third party sites, you provide the eDemocracy Network with information including your name, credit card, and shipping addresses ("wallet information").
The eDemocracy Network does not disclose portfolio or wallet information to unaffiliated third parties other than in the limited circumstances permitted by law (for example, in response to legal process), or when you ask us to disclose the information (for example, when you request that the Network share wallet information in order to facilitate a purchase on a third party web site). Nor does the eDemocracy Network share information about the specific types of stocks and funds in your portfolio with the Network's affiliated providers. This policy does not apply, however, to financial information that you provide to an affiliated provider or a third party in connection with your use of their sites or offerings.
If you click through a banner advertisement on the portfolio or wallet features, and identify yourself to the advertiser (for example, by placing an order), the advertiser may be able to tell that you use that feature. No portfolio or wallet information is shared with the advertiser unless you request it.
Only employees and contractors who need to know this information in order to provide this service to you are authorized to access portfolio or wallet information.
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