Revised and posted as of: July 29, 2010
Optionetics is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following
statement to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make
full use of the Optionetics websites. The Optionetics websites are owned and operated
by Optionetics, Inc.
Your privacy is important to us. We do not share your information with non-affiliated
companies. If you have any questions regarding our privacy statement, please feel
free to contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gathering of Information
Optionetics does not collect personally identifying information about any individual
Optionetics website user except when knowingly provided by such individual. For
example, we may ask you for information when you register to receive a newsletter
or to use our online stock and options portfolio. You always have the option not
to provide the information we request. If you choose not to provide the information
we request, you can still visit most of the Optionetics websites, but you may be
unable to access certain options and services.
A cookie is a data file that certain websites write to your computer's hard drive
when you visit such sites. A cookie file can contain information, such as a user
identification code, that the site uses to track the pages you have visited. Optionetics
and to allow you access to "member only" section of the sites. We use
this data on an anonymous basis and we do not correlate this information with personal
data of any user.
Most website browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your
browser settings to display a warning before accepting a cookie, or to refuse all
cookies. However, if you choose to disable the receipt of cookies from our websites,
you may not be able to use certain features of the site.
Browser Level Information
Optionetics web servers automatically collect information about a site user's IP
address, browser type and referrer by reading this information from the user's browser
(information provided by every user's browser). This information is collected in
a database and used--in an aggregated, anonymous manner--in our internal analysis
of traffic patterns within our websites. This information is automatically logged
by most websites.
Use of Information
Our primary goal in collecting user information is to enhance your experience on
our websites. We achieve this goal by, among other things, providing interactive
communications such as our electronic newsletters to the e-mail address that you
provide to us, and developing future editorial content based on your interests.
To develop content targeted to your interests, we use aggregated user information
to determine which areas of our websites users prefer based upon traffic to those
areas. We do not track what individual users read, but instead how well each page
or content area performs overall.
Optionetics websites are free and we derive revenues from advertising. In order
to attract and retain advertisers we use the aggregated, anonymous information that
we gather (as well as information from third-party market researchers) to describe
our services to advertisers and partners and to assist our advertisers and sponsors
to better understand our audience. This is essential to keeping our service free
of charge to our users. We do not disclose personally identifying information about
our users to these parties for these purposes.
Optionetics may also disclose information about our users when we believe, in good
faith, that the disclosure is required by law.
When you are on an area of Optionetics websites and are asked for personal information,
you are sharing that information with Optionetics as well as its parent company,
affiliates, business partners and vendors providing hosting and other services for
Optionetics. You also give us permission to share your personal information with
brokers and other companies that we think may be of interest to you. If you do not
want your information to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer of
your information by not using that particular service. These parties, as well as
advertisers who contract directly with a third-party service to serve their advertisements,
may set their own cookies.
By accessing and using this website or signing up for any of our services you consent
to our collecting, maintaining, using and disclosing personal information provided
by you. You acknowledge that your personal information is shared with our subsidiaries,
parent company, and affiliates as well as business partners and vendors providing
hosting and other services for us. You give us permission to share your information
with brokers and other companies that we think may be of interest to you. You also
give permission for these brokers, other companies, our subsidiaries, parent, and
affiliates to contact you in regard to their products and services unless you advise
otherwise in writing.
In addition, any personally identifiable information provided by our users as part
of an advertiser promotion online may be provided directly to advertisers.
Please be aware that Optionetics sponsors, advertisers or websites that have links
on our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. The information
practices of those parties and websites linked to Optionetics are not covered by
this privacy statement. Optionetics users should also be aware that, when you voluntarily
disclose personal information in chat areas or bulletin boards, that information
may be collected by others and may result in unsolicited messages from others.
Kids under 13: Do not send any information about yourself to us--including information
such as your name, address, or e-mail address. We do not knowingly collect personally
identifiable information from children under 13. In the event that we learn we have
collected any personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verification
of parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly
This statement may change from time to time, so please check back periodically.
Browser type: A user's browser is a software program running on a computer that
allows users to access documents on the World Wide Web. Browsers can be either text
or graphic. They read HTML coded pages that reside on a server and interpret the
coding into what the user sees as Web pages. Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet
Explorer are examples of Web browsers. Browser type typically discloses hardware
platform, operating system, and browser software and version.
Referrer: The referrer is the URL of the Internet resource or page that causes a
browser to request a page or image from Optionetics servers.
IP address: Every computer connected to the Internet has a numeric address called
an "IP address." This may or may not correspond uniquely to a particular
computer. In some cases, IP addresses can be resolved to domain names, which may
indicate a site visitor's Internet service provider, employer, university, etc.
As part of its database analysis Optionetics resolves IP addresses to domain names.
For more information on general rules concerning the use of customer data, go to
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