This document was last updated March 29, 2013.
In the usual course of providing updates to AltAnswer.com, including new financial advisory products that we may sponsor or advise, you may be requested to voluntarily provide a limited amount of personal information such as your full name, e-mail address, and mailing address. We may invite you to provide additional information such as gender, age range, postal address, etc.
We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to any outside parties except for third party service providers who provide specific products and services to us, such as credit card processing, order management, or other support services including customer support and marketing assistance. We may also share your information with other investment platforms that are linked to this Site, but only if you seek to access those platforms as a convenience from our Site. Our stated policy to these parties prohibits them from using any of your personally identifiable information except for the purposes of providing these services.
We use industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology when transferring and receiving data from you through our site. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect customer information and we continually assess new technologies for protecting information and upgrade our systems when appropriate.
We collect information about our visitors as a group through standard analysis of our web server log files. This information may include your computer’s IP address, information about your web browser and operating system and the pages you visit.
We use this information to evaluate use of the site and to determine which areas we need to improve. By evaluating usage patterns, demographic, interests and general behavior, we are able to better understand and serve our clients. This information is used exclusively in aggregate form and is not directly linked to personally identifiable information. This non-personal information will include data such as how many persons visited a particular page or activity, the length of their visit, the average age of our visitors on the site or page, income distribution, or the preferences of our visitors.
AltAnswer.com’s use of web cookies is not linked to your personal information while on this Site. The Site uses both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user’s hard drive for an extended period of time. Session cookies are deleted once you close your browser (or leave this site). Some cookies contain the email address provided by you when you completed your email profile. This information is used to populate an email address box with your email address.
Related services and offerings with links from this website, including vendor sites, have their own privacy statements that can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding links within each respective website. Online merchants and others who participate in the Site’s services are encouraged to participate in industry privacy initiatives and to take a responsible attitude toward consumer privacy. However, since we do not have direct control over the policies or practices of participating merchants and other third parties, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those sites. We recommend and encourage that you always review the privacy policies of merchants and other third parties before you provide any personal information or complete any transaction with such parties.