Gathering and Use of Information
To provide a high-quality service, Invest.net collects various types of information when you visit the website on desktop or mobile, sign-up as a customer, or otherwise engage with Invest.net as a visitor.
We collect various types of log files information about visitors, such as device-related information such as browser type, language preference, IP address, and server log information, referring site and the date and time of every page request. Similar to most sites, we also collect information that you type into our website, e.g., by beginning the account application process. We use this information to better understand our visitors and our business, provide the services or information you request, facilitate site navigation, and optimize our overall service.
If you create an account with Invest.net, we will also collect certain personal information, including your full legal name, email address, permanent address, date of birth, social security number and information about financial status. We are required by law to collect this information to provide you with financial services (Interactive Brokers). If you do not wish to provide this information, you cannot complete the application process.
You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources or the content, products or services on or available from such websites or resources, privacy policies or terms of service of any other third party, including, without limitation, any social media platform.
Invest.net reserves the right to disclose your personally identifying information when legally required and when the information is relevant for the protection of our rights, including but not limited to compliance to a legal process or court order served to our website.
Invest.net is not directed to children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personally identifiable information without his or her consent, he or she should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we become aware that a child under the age of 16 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we will delete such information from our files.
Understand data retention and employ the right to be forgotten
We will retain your information for as long as we determine is necessary. We will retain data we process on behalf of our clients for as long as needed to provide services to our client, or for the retention period requested by a particular client or as determined by a particular service.
Right to be forgotten. You may contact Us at Invest.net, 1425 Broadway Suite 22689 Seattle, WA 98112 or email@example.com to access your information that we store and process and to request that we delete or amend your information, or to opt out of your information being shared with third parties. We will respond to your access request within 5 business days.
Cookies and Log files
Cookies are small text files that websites place on the computers and mobile devices of people who visit those websites. Cookies are used for record-keeping purposes. Cookies are collected for R&D purposes to improve your experience with our software. Cookies store anonymous information, such as whether you viewed the site for your laptop or mobile device. We may store some personal information in a cookie, such as a site that you visited immediately prior to visiting Invest.net and relevant financial information that allows us to enhance your user experience and for marketing purposes.
We use third-party analytics tools, including “Google Analytics” (such tools collectively referred to as “Analytics Services”) to collect information about the usage of this site. The Analytics Services collect information about how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site, among other information. We use the information we get from these Analytics Services to improve this site.
You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Use of Your Personal Information
Invest.net uses your personal information to enhance your customer experience, provide better customer support, operate and maintain your account in accordance with US law, investigate and understand how Invest.net is used, monitor and protect the security and integrity of Invest.net, and better market and advertise our services. You understand and agree that Invest.net will compare your identifying information with government-provided lists of suspected terrorists.
As part of this process, we may from time to time include, compile, or aggregate some of your personal information in certain data analysis, reports, or other interpretations of investment trends for both internal and external purposes. When including, compiling, or aggregating personal information for such purposes, we make sure that the information is anonymized such that it is not identifiable to any particular customer.
Sharing of Nonpublic Personal Information
We do not share non-public, personal information with any third parties. However, we reserve the right to share such information with a third party, only to the extent that the participation of the third party is necessary to provide our services to you. In the event we contract with a third party to help us provide our services to you, our agreement with the third party will expressly prohibit the third party from using your nonpublic personal information for any purpose other than assisting us in providing our services to you.
Additionally, we reserve the right to disclose information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Website. As stated above, we will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in any way different from what is disclosed in this statement.
How we protect your Information
We work hard to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of information we hold. We use encryption to keep your data private while in transit. We review our information collection, storage, and processing practices, including physical security measures, to prevent unauthorized access to our system. If we do detect something risky that we think you should know about, we will notify you and help guide you through steps to stay better protected.
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