The Disclaimer establishes that:
B. THE TYPES OF INFORMATION OPERATOR COLLECTS ABOUT USER
When a User enters and browses the Website, the Operator may collect two different types of information about the User: information the User provides to the Operator, and information the Operator collects through technology.
1. INFORMATION ANY USER PROVIDES TO THE OPERATOR
In order to obtain access to certain information or materials provided via the Website, a User may have to provide information that the Operator collects and stores in a way that allows the Operator to relate it to each User personally, including but not limited to the User’s name, address, e-mail address, phone number, facsimile number and the type of occupation the User is (e.g., individual, analyst, broker). Such personally identifiable information may be collected and a record of all communications with the User may be retained.
2. INFORMATION THAT MAY BE COLLECTED THROUGH TECHNOLOGY
Certain information (For example, the User’s IP address) may be collected directly by the Website. At times, the Operator may also use IP addresses to collect information regarding the frequency with which users browse various parts of the Website.
The Website may also use other technical methods to track and analyze the traffic patterns on the Website, such as the frequency with which the Users visit various parts of the Website. These technical methods may involve the transmission of information either directly to the Operator or to another party authorized by the Operator to collect information on Operator’s behalf. The Operator may also use these technical methods in HTML e-mails that the Operator sends to the Website User to determine whether such users have opened those e-mails and/or clicked on links in those e-mails. The Operator may collect the information from the use of these technical methods in a form that is personally identifiable.
3. COOKIES AND HOW THE WEBSITE USES THEM
Cookies are small text files that may be placed on a User’s browser when the User visits the Website. Cookies are used primarily for administrative purposes, to improve the User’s experience with the Website.
Cookies will mostly be used on the Website to capture information to improve our website experience and performance. This includes compiling statistical information concerning, among other things, the frequency of use of the Website, the pages visited, and the length of each visit, as well as information about a User’s computer, operating system, browser, language, and country.
Using the settings of the Internet browser, a User can choose to have its computer warn each time a cookie is being sent, or the User can choose to turn off all cookies. If a User continues to use the Website without changing the usage settings, it will be assumed that the User has accepted receipt of all cookies on the Website.
4. USE OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
The Operator does not disclose any non-public personally identifiable information about its Website users to any nonaffiliated third party, except as set forth below.
The Operator reserves the right to change this Disclaimer at any given time. The User is advised to frequently visit the Website to stay up to date with the latest changes in the Disclaimer.