Like most website operators, Options Investopedia collects non-personally identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available. This includes browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Options Investopedia ’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use the Website. From time to time, Options Investopedia may release non-personally identifying information in the aggregate. Examples include publication of a report on trends in the usage of the Website or revealing viewing statistics on streaming videos.
Options Investopedia also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses. Options Investopedia does not use such information to identify its visitors. Options Investopedia also does not disclose potentially personally-identifying information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
GATHERING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Certain visitors to the Website choose to interact with the Website in ways that require Options Investopedia to gather personal information. The amount and type of information Options Investopedia gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who use our forums to provide a username and email address. In each case, Options Investopedia collects such information only as necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the Website. As visitors voluntarily provide personal information, a visitor is always permitted to refuse to supply personal information. Visitors should note that there may be aspects of the Website that may not work or work in the intended manner without personal information.
USE AND PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Options Investopedia discloses potentially personally-identifying and personal information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (a) need to know that information in order to process it on Options Investopedia ’s behalf or to provide services available on the Website, and (b) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the Website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
Options Investopedia does not rent or sell your potentially personally-identifying and personal information. Other than its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, Options Investopedia discloses potentially personally-identifying and personal information only when required to do so by law, or when Options Investopedia believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Options Investopedia , third-parties, or the public at large.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM Options Investopedia
If you are a registered user of the Website and have supplied your email address, Options Investopedia may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or otherwise keep you informed about the Website and its services. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. You have the right to opt out of receiving these type of email communications and need only notify us of your request to no longer receive such emails. This can be done by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email. Occasionally, we also send emails just to keep you up to date with what’s going on with Options Investopedia , ask you to participate in research, or provide you with valuable marketing information. We will only send these non-products and services emails to those who have expressly opted in to receive them. As with other emails we send, you can opt out at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email. With respect to other requests you may send to us (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Options Investopedia makes reasonable efforts calculated to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personal information.
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