Effective: March 14, 2011
1. Personal Information
“Personal Information” is unique information that identifies you, or any other person, as a distinct and identifiable individual. Personal Information includes information such as your name, email address or telephone number. See Paragraph 2 below about subscribing or unsubscribing to emails. Please be aware that even after your request for a change is processed, we may, for a time, retain residual information about you in backup and/or archival copies in our database, and we may retain information about you to make sure you remain unsubscribed until requested to re-subscribe to email notices and communications. We may also retain certain data contributed by you if we believe it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, Non-Personal Information (as defined below under Paragraph 6), account recovery, or if required by law.
2. Subscribing and Unsubscribe
You can subscribe to our email notices and communications by either signing up for our emails or requesting ITG personnel to receive email notices. You can unsubscribe by clicking the “unsubscribe” button within ITG’s general email communication to you or by sending an email to email@example.com.
3. Directory Information
Because our site provides information relevant to the tax field, we may collect and provide personal information about persons and businesses included in a general directory (“Directory Information”). Directory Information is different from Personal Information in that any changes to Directory Information are subject to ITG’s review and sole discretion, and nothing obligates ITG to delete, remove or change any Directory Information.
4. Sharing and Disclosure of Personal Information
We disclose information to companies and individuals we employ to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include hosting our web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, and providing customer service. These companies and individuals will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that information with any other third-party. We reserve the right to transfer personal information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale of ITG or a transfer of all or substantially all of our assets to that successor in interest.
5. Surveys and Promotions
We may conduct surveys or sponsor promotions, sweepstakes, or contests on the Website. You may be asked to provide Personal Information including name, email address or home address, or asked to answer questions in order to participate. Furthermore, we may transfer Personal Information to certain ad partners that you have explicitly requested to receive information from. It will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting the Personal Information and whose privacy statement will apply.
6. Non-Personal Information
“Non-Personal Information” is information that does not specifically identify you or any person as an individual, and includes, but is not limited to, such non-unique information obtained from users of the Service like aggregated data, web-browser type, browsing history, Internet protocol (“IP”) address or an internet service provider. Non-Personal Information is used to manage the Website, track usage and improve the Service and is not linked to any Personal Information. Non-Personal Information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to Users.
7. Aggregate Data
Non-Personal Information may be collected about your usage of the Service or retrieved from your Member Account and aggregated with data from other users. This aggregated anonymous data will not contain any Personal Information. Aggregate data is collected to build higher quality, more useful services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of users of the Service. We may provide statistical information based on this data to advertisers and other current and potential business partners.
8. Log Files
Due to the Internet communications standards, when you visit the Website we may receive the URL of the site from which you came and may receive the URL of the site to which you are going when you leave the Service. We also may receive the IP address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, email patterns, as well as the name of your ISP. This information can be used to analyze overall trends to help us improve the Service. IP addresses may also be recorded for security and monitoring purposes as well as providing more relevant advertisements. The linkage between your IP address and your Personal Information is not shared with third-parties without your permission unless otherwise required by law.
10. Third Party Links
11. Surveys, Polls and Promotions
You may receive requests to participate in promotions and market research including polls and surveys submitted by us or other ITG members. If you participate in promotions, surveys and polls offered through the Service, the information you provide may be visible to others using the Service.
If you post on a public section of the Service, such as a bulletin board, forum or blog, or participate in a chat room on the Website, you should be aware that any Personal Information you choose to provide there can be read, collected, or used by other Users of these forums, as well as other third parties, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the Personal Information you choose to submit in these public areas of the Service.
13. Children Under Age 13
Visitors and email recipients Members must be aged 13 years or older. Unless we have permission from the legal guardian of a user who is under 13 years of age, we do not allow persons under age 13 to create a Member Account; nor do we knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that information has been collected from a child under age 13 without verification of parental or guardian consent, that information will be deleted as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under age 13, please contact us.
We use commercially reasonable measures to protect your information that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to user information to those personnel who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of user information at any time.
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