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MasterTraderSpot Privacy Policy


 

Privacy Statement   

MasterTraderSpot.com takes your privacy very seriously. We have taken steps to ensure that your personal information remains protected while using this website. To further explain our stance and help users understand how we utilize their information, we have prepared the following statement. 

Summary 

Gathering information is vital to offering MasterTraderSpot.com users an optimized experience. To better understand our user base, we compile (or aggregate) data from all user accounts and analyze it to determine which content is ideal to target the interest of our users. This information also helps us improve the overall experience of each user on MasterTraderSpot.com. We value your trust and view privacy as a priority. MasterTraderSpot.com will never share personal user information with a third party unless the user has supplied specific consent or if we are required to by law. 

What This Privacy Policy Covers  

This privacy policy covers all of MasterTraderSpot.com and related transactions.  

MasterTraderSpot.com advises users to be aware that our advertisers, partners, affiliates and sponsors that have co-branded modules (or sections) on this website may gather user information while you are on MasterTraderSpot.com. All users should be aware when they navigate away from our site. Before giving personal information to any website, no matter how the user came across it, the privacy statements should be read. This statement only pertains to MasterTraderSpot.com and will only cover information gathered by this website. 

All website visitors should be aware that when they supply voluntary information through bulletin boards or chat rooms, it may be gathered by a third party. This can lead to unsolicited messages. MasterTraderSpot.com is not responsible for any personal information the user chooses to submit on its forums. 

Gathering Information              

Voluntary Submission 

This site will never collect personal information from an individual user except when the user is aware and voluntarily provides the information. We may ask for specific contact information, such as an email address, or the user’s industry or job title when they register as a MasterTraderSpot.com member. Additional requests may be made when the user registers for the Stock Simulator or enters promotions or sweepstakes on the site. When making purchases from MasterTraderSpot.com or from a co-branded website, billing information as well as an address and telephone number will be needed. This is all requested up front and the user will be aware of what they are supplying and who it is being given to. 

Supplying information to MasterTraderSpot.com is completely voluntary and the user may decide to not provide it. A majority of the website is accessible without this information; however it is needed to access specified services and options. When supplying personal information to MasterTraderSpot.com in any way for any purpose, you are agreeing to provide only accurate, true, complete and current information. 

Cookies  

Your web browser is able to write cookies, which are small data files stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies can contain personal information, including user identification codes, which a website can utilize to track navigation habits when you visit. MasterTraderSpot.com uses cookies to follow advertising and web analytics on the website and its affiliates. Cookies are also used to log the user’s custom video play lists, job title, preferences, membership status and story ratings if they have been provided. This is done so that the user doesn’t have to log in to their account each time they visit MasterTraderSpot.com. Cookie data may be connected to non-personally identifying (non-PII) information as well as personally identifying information (PII).  

MasterTraderSpot.com also utilizes browser plug in cookies. These include Flash cookies, which are often referred to as local shared objects. These are much like normal cookies in that they consist of small files saved on your computer. Users who do not wish to have Flash cookies placed on their computer can adjust preferences using the Macromedia Website Privacy Settings Panel found at macromedia.com 

There are a few others who may add cookies to your browser through MasterTraderSpot.com. We have no access to third party cookies and cannot review the information they may contain. Third parties that may use cookies include: 

·         Hosting providers  

·         Other service providers 

·         Business partners 

·         Analytics providers 

·         Advertisers who contract directly with third party services to place advertisements on MasterTraderSpot.com 

Cookies are automatically accepted by most web browsers, however these usually include settings the user can change to display warnings before accepting cookies. The user can accept cookies from permitted sites that the specify or choose to refuse every cookie their browser comes across. If the user disables cookies for MasterTraderSpot.com, they may not be able to use some site features. 

Web Beacons 

The term web beacons refer to invisible images that are also called clear GIFs or pixel tags. These are used to identify users, their preferred content, monitor traffic patterns and provide insight into website engagement. MasterTraderSpot.com utilizes web beacons onsite as well as in email newsletters to count how many are opened by the recipient. 

We also employ the assistance of a third party to gather data, which includes information taken from web beacons, cookies, and other tracking methods. The data compiled is aggregated but might be associated with or include other PII or non-PII that was submitted voluntarily by the user. 

Log Files 

Ad and web servers on MasterTraderSpot.com log data related to the user’s IP address, current requested URL and browser type. This is given by every MasterTraderSpot.com user’s browser. Each piece of information gathered is compiled together and used in an anonymous manner. It is securely stored as well. This data is used to determine traffic patterns on MasterTraderSpot.com, much like it is on most other websites. 

Use of Information  

The reason we collect information from users is to find ways to enhance the overall experience offered by MasterTraderSpot.com.  

Developing Content and Targeted Advertising  

The information allows us to develop content users find interesting as well as advertising that is targeted to the MasterTraderSpot.com user base.  By gathering and analyzing the gathered information described previously, we can make better decisions about which parts of MasterTraderSpot.com users prefer based on frequency of visits. We can focus on these areas to continually improve the value offered by our website. Along with navigation habits, we can also make determinations based on reasonable demographic and geographic assumptions formed by the user’s IP address to help refine our offerings to users. 

MasterTraderSpot.com Interactive Communications  

We may supply users with interactive communications as a way of enhancing their experience. These include electronic newsletter messages sent to the email address provided by the user. These are sent only to users who expressly provided MasterTraderSpot.com permission to include them on the mailing list as a part of their profile on the website. 

On occasion, MasterTraderSpot.com may send emails that highlight promotions, contests and new features added to the site. These will also only go to users who have given us express permission to send them such messages. 

Third Party Communications 

MasterTraderSpot.com will never distribute or disclose any user lists to a third party. We value your trust and respect your privacy. We do allow the rental of user lists that contain users who have provided permission to receive offers form third parties as a part of their MasterTraderSpot.com profile. In this situation, we will provide a third party with the user’s email address. 

Personal Information Control  

Registered MasterTraderSpot.com users are permitted to change their profile information, which includes address, zip code, country location, industry, title, and email address. Users may elect to prevent future newsletters or other marketing material from being sent to them by us or by a third party business partner. This can be done at any time when the user visits the “To unsubscribe or change your email settings link which can be found at the end of each email message. 

Information Sharing 

When users are asked for personal information while on MasterTraderSpot.com, they are sharing information with us as well as our business partners, hosting providers, and other services associated with MasterTraderSpot.com.  

We utilize third party businesses to supply credit card processing, hosting and email services on our website. Each time a user signs up for one of these services, MasterTraderSpot.com will supply personally identifiable data as required to the third party providing the service. After receiving the information, the third party is not permitted to use it for any other purpose. Users who do not wish to have their personal information shared with a third party should not use that specific service. Users should also be aware that when they provide personally identifiable data through an advertiser’s promotion, they are giving their information directly to that third party advertiser. 

We may occasionally give users the opportunity to participate in a survey or contest on MasterTraderSpot.com. Users who choose to participate will be asked to supply specified personal information.  This usually includes the user’s name and email address. Participation is not mandatory and users can choose to withhold their information and opt out of the contest or survey. This information is used only to inform contest winners and to award prizes. 

MasterTraderSpot.com may utilize a third party service to run contests or surveys. These companies are completely prohibited from collecting personally identifying information and using it for any other purpose. When users participate in contests and surveys, MasterTraderSpot.com will never supply a third party with their personally identifiable information unless the users are given prior notice and the option of declining participation. 

Some features on MasterTraderSpot.com allow users to send email messages to themselves and others about specific items found on the website. Users who choose to utilize our email referral service will be required to supply an email address or addresses that are included in the message notification. After submitting a form, an email message will be generated and sent to the recipient(s) to invite them to review the URL recommended by you. This information is not stored on MasterTraderSpot.com and is used only for sending a one time email notification. 

Aggregated, Anonymous Information with Advertisers 

Most of the revenue generated on MasterTraderSpot.com is earned through information sharing and advertising. It is vital to keeping the services offered on our site affordable to the site’s users. To entice and retain advertisers, we collect aggregated, anonymous user information along with data from third party market researchers, to describe MasterTraderSpot.com services to partners and help sponsors and advertisers understand our user base. We never disclose our users’ personally identifying data to these third parties. 

Necessary to Available Services  

MasterTraderSpot.com will on occasion hire another company to offer limited services on our behalf. These include transaction processing, the handling and delivery of newsletters, and statistical analysis of our website and its services. MasterTraderSpot.com only provides these third party companies with the data required to deliver the service requested. In some cases, this may include data collected directly from the user (including credit card information for processing purchases). When this is required, the user is alerted to the fact that they are supplying information to a third party and not MasterTraderSpot.com. In each situation, third party companies must adhere to agreements that require the information remain confidential. The company is prohibited from utilizing the information for any other purpose. 

In the Event of Sale or Bankruptcy  

MasterTraderSpot.com ownership may change at some time. Should this happen, we want to maintain user relationships. If a merger, sale, public offering, bankruptcy or other change in ownership occur, your data may be shared with the individual or organization that obtains control of MasterTraderSpot.com. Users who decline newsletters and other information sent by third party companies will not affect MasterTraderSpot.com’s right to give the new owner(s) your information. When using information, the user’s choices will be respected. Users will be notified as explained below in “How I will know if the Privacy Policy is changed.” 

As Required by Law 

If required by law, MasterTraderSpot.com will disclose personal data. Data may also be disclosed if MasterTraderSpot.com believes it is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, legal process, court order, or to defend the rights or property of the website. 

Security  

MasterTraderSpot.com stores its user information on servers that are located within the United States. Industry standard procedures and technical safety measures are implemented to keep user data protected from theft, loss or unauthorized access. These safeguards include encryption, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), and firewalls. We view our users’ data as a vital asset that requires protection from unauthorized access. TradeSite.com uses a number of security techniques to ensure that data remains protected from unauthorized individuals both inside and outside of the company. Unfortunately, perfect security simply does not exist online. 

Privacy of Children  

Children under 13 years of age should never send any personal information to MasterTraderSpot.com. This includes name, email address and physical address. MasterTraderSpot.com will not knowingly gather personally identifiable data from anyone under 13 years of age. If such information is submitted to our website without parental consent, it will be immediately deleted from our data base. 

How Will I Know if the Privacy Policy is Changed? 

This privacy statement may change in the future.  We ask users to check it occasionally. Any updates or alterations made to our privacy policy will be added to this privacy statement a well as on the homepage  and anywhere else we feel would be appropriate.