At FinSiteful, we value your privacy.

FINSITEFUL TERMS OF SERVICE


Introduction

Welcome to FinSiteful.  We are very happy you have started your journey to a better financial future.  We are here to help you achieve your goals with a series of applications and our web site that will assist you along the way.


Agreement

The FinSiteful mobile application (App) or website located at www.FinSiteful.com or any linked pages owned and operated by us (Website), and any other Services provided by FinSiteful are hereby collectively referred to as the Service.  By accessing the Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service that set out the legally binding conditions under which your use of and our provision of the Services occurs. Please read these Terms of Service carefully.


No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of these Terms of Service and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind us in any respect whatsoever.  We may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the Terms of Service by email, regular mail or postings on the Services. These Terms of Service and all terms, guidelines and rules referenced herein contain the entire agreement between you and us regarding the use of the Services. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.  The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. The section titles in these Terms of Service are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.


YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF ALL OF THE PROVISIONS OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE. IF YOU ARE UNWILLING TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SERVICES.


Eligibility

You must be resident in the United States, a United States citizen, permanent resident or legal alien and you must be 18 years of age or older, or of the legal age in your jurisdiction to form a binding contract if that age is greater than 18 years of age, to register as a user of the Services.  If you do not qualify, please do not use the Services. Registration for the Services is void where prohibited by applicable law and the right to access the Services is revoked in such jurisdictions.  By using the Services, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into these Terms of Service and to abide by all of the terms and conditions set forth herein.  The Services are administered and all data is stored within the United States.


Use of Services by Members

Subject to the restrictions on use and posting set forth in these Terms of Service, you may use the Services to create, contribute, search, consume, and share information about financial goals and objectives, financial assets and liabilities and investing, and encourage others to do the same; send content (referred to as Content) to people you know, whether or not they are existing users of the Services; invite people you know to use the Services; and download or copy the portions of the information, data, text, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages and other materials available through the Services, and other items displayed on FinSiteful (whether from FinSiteful, other users or third party sources) solely for your own personal, non-commercial use. 


The term Content does not include the investment Recommendations designed specifically for you or information provided in connection with these recommendations. You may not distribute any portion of such Recommendations for any purpose not authorized above without the express written permission of FinSiteful.


You should not, and you agree you will not, construe, treat or rely on Content as advice from FinSiteful or its affiliates as to the value of securities, the selection of an investment adviser or the advisability of investing in, purchasing or selling securities. Any Content posted by us on the Services has been posted to provide general information on topics that users may find helpful, inspiring, and educational. While we strive to provide well researched and carefully written content, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees whatsoever as to the accuracy, integrity of such Content and under no circumstances will FinSiteful be liable in any way for any Content posted by us, any other user or any third party, including any errors or omissions in any such Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any Recommendations. You agree that you will evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any Content, including any reliance on the content, integrity, and accuracy of such Content.


Restrictions on Rights to Use

To make FinSiteful a good experience for all users, you agree that without our express written consent, you shall not:

  • Modify, adapt, translate or reverse engineer any portion of the Services;
  • Use any robot, spider, scraper, deep link or other similar automated data gathering or extraction tools, program, algorithm or methodology to access, acquire, copy or monitor the Services or any portion thereof;
  • Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on the Services or in or on any Content or other material obtained via the Services;
  • Reformat, frame or place pop-up windows over any portion of the Services, or otherwise affect the way that the Services is displayed;
  • Create user accounts by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretenses;
  • Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, any employee or officer of FinSiteful, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • Create or transmit unwanted electronic communications such as “spam” to other users or members of the Services or otherwise interfere with other users’ or members’ enjoyment of the Services;
  • Transmit any viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses or other items of a destructive nature;
  • Forge headers or manipulate identifiers or other data in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Sites or to manipulate your presence on the Sites;
  • Use the Services to violate the security of any computer network, steal passwords or security encryption codes, attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Services, or transfer or store illegal material, including material deemed threatening or obscene;
  • Use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Services or otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Services;
  • Take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our IT infrastructure;
  • Reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Services, use of the Services, or access to the Services;
  • Solicit any user for any investment or other commercial or promotional transaction; or
  • Use the Services, intentionally or unintentionally, to violate any applicable local, state, national or international law.


Unauthorized access to the Services is a breach of these Terms of Service and a violation of law. You agree not to access the Site or Services by any means other than through a supported web browser.  We may at any time, without prior notice and in our sole discretion, terminate the membership of, or take any other appropriate action against any person who violates these Terms of Service. Illegal or unauthorized uses of the Services will be investigated and subject to appropriate legal action, including, without limitation, civil, criminal and/or injunctive redress.


Registration and Security

In order to use and/or access certain parts of the Services, you are required to register with the Services and to create a password and a user name which shall be associated with an email address which you own and use (User ID).  You will also be asked to answer some questions about yourself. You agree that the information you provide to us upon registration and at all other times, shall be true, accurate, current and complete, and that you will promptly update such information with any changes. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of these Terms of Service, which may result in the immediate termination of your user account.  You may not enter, select or use a false name or an email address owned or controlled by another person with the intent to impersonate that person. You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your User ID and password.  Any User ID and password provided to you for your access to the Services shall be for your personal use only. You agree to (a) Immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your User ID or password and (b) Logout of your account when you wish to de-authenticate from each session. Please be aware that the use of the Services requires acceptance of cookies from FinSiteful and that you allow JavaScript to run for the application to function.


Account Information from Third Party Sites

In order to gain full benefits from the FinSiteful Services, you will need to direct FinSiteful to retrieve certain financial or transactional information maintained online by third party financial institutions with which you have customer relationships, maintain accounts, or engage in financial transactions (Account Information).  We will then use Plaid, a bank approved, secure third-party service to connect directly with your credit card company, bank or other online financial service providers to access certain Account Information.  Such access will be read only and will not allow FinSiteful or any other party to transact on your behalf. More information on Plaid’s services and their Terms of Services can be found at:  https://plaid.com/overview-privacy/


FinSiteful may use other third party services to analyze your goals, formulate recommendations, and perform forecasting and modeling. In such cases, no personal  information will accompany such analysis, as defined and explained in our Privacy Policy.


Access To and Use of Your Information

We make no effort to review your Account Information for accuracy, legality, or non-infringement. We are not responsible for any products and services offered by or on third-party sites, including the sites of other advisers that may be mentioned in these Terms of Service. We cannot always foresee or anticipate technical or other difficulties, which may result in failure to obtain data or loss of data, personalization settings, or other Services interruptions. We cannot assume responsibility for the timeliness, accuracy, deletion, non-delivery, or failure to store any user data, communications, or personalization settings. For example, Account Information may be stale as of the time viewed, which reflects the fact that time may have passed between the time the information is downloaded from the third-party financial institution and the time such information is viewed by you. Such information may be more accurate or up-to-date when obtained directly from the relevant financial institutions.


By submitting passwords, usernames, PINs and other login information through the Services, you are licensing that content to us solely for the purpose of providing the Services to you.  By submitting this content to us, you represent that you are entitled to submit it to us for use for this purpose, without any obligation by us to pay any fees or other limitations. You hereby authorize and permit us to use such information to accomplish the foregoing and to configure the Services so that they are compatible with the third-party sites that maintain your Account Information. Such information will not be stored or used by FinSiteful for any purpose other than outlined above.


By submitting information, materials, and other content through the Services, you are licensing that content to us solely for the purpose of providing Services. By submitting this content to us, you represent that you are entitled to submit it to us for use for this purpose, without any obligation by us to pay any fees or other limitations. You hereby authorize and permit us to use such information to accomplish the foregoing.


Use of Third-Party Sites

Notwithstanding anything in these Terms of Service to the contrary, we shall have no authority to take or have possession of any assets in the accounts maintained by such third parties or to direct delivery of any securities or payment of any funds held in such account to itself or to direct any disposition of such securities or funds.  You agree that third party account providers shall be entitled to rely on the foregoing authorization, agency and power of attorney granted by you. While our Services may be affiliated and endorsed by the third parties with whom your Account Information is held from time to time, you should not assume that the Services are sponsored or endorsed by any third parties with whom your Account Information is held.


YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WHEN WE ARE ACCESSING AND RETRIEVING ACCOUNT INFORMATION FROM THIRD-PARTY SITES, WE ARE ACTING AS YOUR AGENT, AND NOT AS THE AGENT OF OR ON BEHALF OF THE THIRD PARTY.


Alerts

We may provide mandatory automatic alerts and voluntary account-related alerts from time to time. Automatic alerts may be sent to you following certain events of interest, such as changes made online to your FinSiteful or third-party partner accounts (e.g., a change in your password) or movements in your portfolio. Voluntary account alerts may be turned on by default as part of the Services. They may then be customized, deactivated or reactivated by you as such functionality is available. We may add new alerts from time to time, or cease to provide certain alerts at any time at our sole discretion. Electronic alerts for a given account will be sent to the email address you have provided as your primary email address for that account. If your email address or your mobile device’s email address changes, you are responsible for informing us of that change. Changes to your email address or mobile number will apply to all of your alerts.  Because alerts are not encrypted, we will never include your password or account numbers. However, alerts may include your User ID and some information about your accounts. Anyone with access to your email will be able to view the content of these alerts. At any time you may disable future voluntary alerts.


You understand and agree that any alerts provided to you through the Services may be delayed or prevented by a variety of factors. We use reasonable best efforts to provide alerts in a timely manner with accurate information. However, except as otherwise provided herein, we neither guarantee the delivery nor the accuracy of the content of any alert. Furthermore, except as otherwise provided herein, you agree that we shall not be liable for any delays, failure to deliver, or misdirected delivery of any alert; for any errors in the content of an alert; or for any actions taken or not taken by you or any third party in reliance on an alert.


Removing Your Account for the Services

This Agreement will continue to apply until terminated by either you or us as set out below. If you want to terminate your legal agreement with us, you may do so by terminating and closing your account for the Services. To close and delete any account with us, please email us at customer-service@FinSiteful.comor simply request to close your account from within the Services from the appropriate menu item.


Subject to and as explained in our Privacy Policy. and the remainder of this paragraph, your FinSiteful account access will be revoked within 30 days of the closing of the account. Even if we close your account, unless you request deletion of your information from our Services as explained in our Privacy Policy we may retain and use your information as necessary to use in historical analysis of our users and to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.


Privacy Policy

Use of the Services, and all information that you provide to us in order to register for the Services, is governed by our Privacy Policy.  We strongly urge you to review the terms of said Privacy Policy.


Our Proprietary Rights

The Services (including, but not limited to, text, photographs, graphics, video and audio Content) are protected by copyright as collective works or compilations under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. All individual articles, Content and other elements comprising the Services are also copyrighted works. Except for the Content submitted by members or users, the Services and all aspects thereof, including all copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights therein, are owned by FinSiteful or its licensors. You acknowledge that the Services and any underlying technology or software used in connection with the Services contain our proprietary information. You may not modify, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works of, publicly display or in any way exploit, any of the Content available on the Sites, in whole or in part, except as expressly authorized by us. Except as expressly provided herein, neither we nor our licensors grant you any express or implied rights. All rights in the Services and Content not expressly granted by us to you are retained by us. 


Trade names, trademarks and service marks of FinSiteful include, without limitation, the name FinSiteful or FinSiteful, Inc., and all associated logos. All trademarks and service marks appearing on the Services that are not owned by us are the property of their respective owners. Nothing contained on the Services should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any of our trade names, trademarks or service marks without our express prior written consent.


Interstate and International Nature of Communications

You acknowledge that in contributing Content or using the Services to send electronic communications, you will be causing communications to be sent through our computer networks, portions of which are located in various states and localities in the United States and portions of which may be located abroad. As a result, and also as a result of FinSiteful’s network architecture and business practices and the nature of electronic communications, even communications that seem to be intrastate in nature can result in the transmission of interstate communications regardless of where you are physically located at the time of transmission. Accordingly, by agreeing to these Terms of Service, you acknowledge that the contribution of Content and use of the Services results in interstate data transmissions.


Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside. Note, however, that the Services are not intended for users outside the United States, so we do not submit to or subscribe to any other foreign laws that may be applicable to the Services, including privacy and data transfer requirements. If you happen to transfer data to us from a foreign jurisdiction, we will not be aware of this fact, and we will not endeavor to comply with the regulations of the jurisdiction from where the data was transferred.


Changes to the Agreement or the Services

You agree and understand that these Terms of Service and the Services themselves may be modified by us at any time without prior notice, and such modifications will be effective upon our posting of the new terms and/or upon implementation of the new changes in the Services. You agree to review the Terms of Service periodically so that you are aware of any modifications. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE SERVICES AFTER ANY MODIFICATIONS INDICATES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE MODIFIED TERMS OF SERVICE. Unless we expressly state otherwise, any new features, new Services, enhancements, or modifications to the Services implemented after your initial access thereto shall be subject to these Terms of Service. 


Termination

We may terminate these Terms of Service for any reason, at any time. Any provisions in these Terms of Service that by their nature or as specified hereunder are intended to continue beyond termination or expiration of these Terms of Service shall survive any termination or expiration of these Terms of Service.


Jurisdiction and Agreement to Binding Arbitration

If there is any dispute about or involving the Services, you agree that the dispute will be governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.  


YOU AND FINSITEFUL (PARTIES) WAIVE THEIR RESPECTIVE RIGHTS TO SEEK REMEDIES IN COURT, INCLUDING ANY RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL.  The Parties agree that any dispute between or among any of the Parties about or involving the Services or the use thereof, or arising out of, relating to or in connection with the Terms of Service or the Privacy Policy, shall be resolved exclusively through binding arbitrationconducted under the auspices of JAMS pursuant to its Arbitration Rules and Procedures.  The arbitration hearing shall be held in the City and County of San Francisco, State of California. Disputes shall not be resolved in any other forum or venue.  The arbitration shall be conducted by a retired judge who is experienced in resolving disputes regarding the securities business.  The Parties agree that the arbitrator shall apply the substantive law of California to all state law claims, that limited discovery shall be conducted in accordance with JAMS’ Arbitration Rules and Procedures, and that the arbitrator may not award punitive or exemplary damages, unless (but only to the extent that) such damages are required by statute to be an available remedy for any of the specific claims asserted. In accordance with JAMS’ Arbitration Rules and Procedures, the arbitrator’s award shall consist of a written statement as to the disposition of each claim and the relief, if any, awarded on each claim.  The award shall not include or be accompanied by any findings of fact, conclusions of law or other written explanation of the reasons for the award.  The Parties understand that the right to appeal or to seek modification of any ruling or award by the arbitrator is severely limited under state and federal law.  Any award rendered by the arbitrator shall be final and binding, and judgment may be entered on it in any court of competent jurisdiction as provided by law. 


If any provision of these Terms of Service is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Terms of Service shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. To the extent a court determines that the second sentence of the section captioned “Arbitration” is not enforceable, the Parties agree to exclusive personal jurisdiction by, and venue in, the state and federal courts of the State of California, City of San Francisco, for any dispute between or among any of the Parties about or involving the Services or the use thereof, or arising out of, relating to or in connection with these Terms of Service or the Privacy Policy.


Indemnity

To the maximum extent enforceable under applicable law, you agree to indemnify and hold FinSiteful, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless, including costs and attorneys’ fees, from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of (i) your access to the Services, (ii) the use of the Services by you or someone using your account, (iii) the submission of Contributed Content by you or someone using your account, (iv) the violation of these Terms of Service by you or someone using your account, (v) any violation of law in your use of the Services or in your dealings with other users of the Services or by someone using your account, or (vi) the infringement by you or by someone using your account of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. 


Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability

Any third-party brokers and third-party financial institutions accessed by FinSiteful or to whom you have access through the Services are not employees or agents of FinSiteful or its affiliates. We are not liable for and will not judge the suitability of any actions of the third-party financial institution. Your engagement of a financial institution is governed by their respective terms of use, privacy policy, and any supplemental terms or conditions offered by the financial institution. You are strongly encouraged to review such policies before engaging any such financial institution.


Warranty Limitations

The Services are provided by us on an “as is” basis.  We and our licensors and affiliates make no representations or warranties of any kind, express, statutory, or implied as to the operation of the Services or any associated software or the information, content, materials, or products included on, or in association with, the Services.  To the fullest extent permissible by applicable law, we and our licensors and affiliates disclaim all warranties, express statutory, or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. We and our licensors and affiliates further do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links, or other items contained within or displayed through the Services.


We and our licensors and affiliates make no warranty that (i) the Services will meet your requirements; (ii) the Services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the Services will be accurate or reliable; (iv) the quality of any products, Services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the Services will meet your expectations; or (v) any errors in the Services will be corrected.


Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you. We are not responsible for the conduct of any user of the Services. We do not warrant or covenant that Services will be available at any time or from any particular location, will be secure or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Services will be free of viruses or other potentially harmful components. Any material or content downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Services is accessed at your own discretion and risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material. To the maximum extent permitted by law, no information, whether oral or written, obtained by any user from us or through or from the Services shall create any warranty not expressly stated herein.


Neither we nor the Services are intended to provide legal, tax, or, except as we may otherwise notify you in connection with the recommendations, financial advice. We are not a registered broker-dealer or tax advisor.  Unless we specify otherwise, any advice we provide to you is based solely on the information provided by you, and may not take into account information that may be available in the context of a more detailed examination of your personal financial situation. Accordingly, before making any final decisions or implementing any financial strategy, you should consider obtaining additional information and advice from your accountant or other financial advisers who are fully aware of your individual circumstances. We will not check the accuracy of the information you provide to us.  It is your responsibility to keep the information you provide to us up-to-date.  In most cases, we will not ask you to provide additional information or ask you to update your existing information.


Neither we nor our affiliates shall be liable for damages arising from the provision or use of the Services, including the recommendations, except for damages resulting from our gross negligence or willful misconduct. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in these Terms of Service shall constitute a waiver or limitation of your rights under any federal or state securities laws.


We shall not, directly or indirectly, be liable, in any way, to you or any other person or entity for any: (i) inaccuracies or errors in or omissions from the Content or Services including, but not limited to, any information or analysis posted by any other user, prices of securities and financial data; (ii) delays, errors, or interruptions in the transmission or delivery of the content or Services; or (iii) loss or damage arising from your use of the Content or Services thereon or by any reason of nonperformance.


Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, (a) we shall not be liable for any failure to perform our obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond our reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electrical, or communications failure or degradation and (b) neither we nor our suppliers will be liable under any theory of law, for any indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages, including, but not limited to, loss of profits, business interruption, and/or loss of information or data. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.


Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein and to the maximum extent enforceable under applicable law, FinSiteful’s maximum aggregate liability to you for any causes whatsoever, and regardless of the form of action, will at all times be limited to the fees received by FinSiteful in respect to your account in the 12 months prior to the action giving rise to liability. 


NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING HEREIN TO THE CONTRARY, NOTHING IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE SHALL BE INTERPRETED TO WAIVE OR LIMIT YOUR RIGHTS UNDER ANY FEDERAL OR STATE SECURITIES LAW.

 


© Copyright 2019  FinSiteful, Inc.  All rights reserved.

FINSITEFUL PRIVACY POLICY

Revised August 27, 2019

 

Dear FinSiteful Services User:

 

We know that data protection and privacy conditions are not particularly exciting to read. Nevertheless, in your own interest, you should read the provisions below carefully. After all, it is about what we are allowed to do with your data and your related rights.

This Privacy Policy describes the policies and procedures of FinSiteful (“we”, “our” or “us”) on the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in connection with your use of use our Services, including our mobile application (App) or our website located at www.FinSiteful.com (collectively the “Services”). When you register for the Services, you consent to these data protection provisions. Otherwise, we cannot unfortunately offer you the full usage of the Services. 

If you use our Services, various pieces of personal data will be collected. This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect and how we use it (this “Privacy Policy”). It also explains for what purpose this happens. Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

 

What Does This Privacy Cover?

In Short: This Privacy Policy covers the treatment of your Personal Information gathered when you are using or accessing our Services. 

Throughout this Privacy Policy, “Personal Information” means any information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked with an individual or household. These include information such as full name, postal address, e-mail address and/or telephone number, and if applicable also usage data such as your IP address. Such is the data we collect when you use our Services.

Here we seek to explain to you in the clearest way possible what Personal Information we collect, how we use it and what rights you have in relation to it. If there are any terms in this Privacy Policy with which you do not agree, please discontinue use of our Services. Otherwise, if you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, or our practices regarding your Personal Information, please contact us at info@FinSiteful.com. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully as it will help you make informed decisions about sharing your Personal Information with us. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that we do not own or control, including but not limited to any third party website, services and applications (each a “Third Party”) that you elect to access through the Service or to individuals that we do not manage or employ. While we attempt to facilitate access only to those Third Parties that share our respect for your privacy, we cannot take responsibility for the content or privacy policies of those Third Parties. We encourage you to carefully review the privacy policies of any Third Party you access.

 

What Information Do We Collect Atomatically from You?

In Short: Some information – such as IP address and/or browser and device characteristics – is collected automatically when you use our Services.

We automatically collect certain information when you use our Services, which information identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked with you or your household. This information may not necessarily reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our Services and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our Services, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes. 

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

         Cookies (or browser cookies). “Cookies” are small text files that are placed on your device by a Web server when you access our Services. We may use both session Cookies and persistent Cookies to tell us how and when you interact with the Services. We may also use Cookies to monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing on our Services and to customize and improve the Services. Unlike persistent Cookies, session Cookies are deleted when you navigate away from the Services and close your browser. Although most browsers automatically accept Cookies, you can change your browser options to stop automatically accepting Cookies or to prompt you before accepting Cookies. Please note, however, that if you do not accept Cookies, you may not be able to access all portions or features of the Services. Some Service Providers (defined later in this document) that we engage (including advertisers) may also place their own Cookies on your device. Note that this Privacy Policy covers only our use of Cookies and does not include use of Cookies by any Third Party or Service Provider you visit directly, both which should have their own privacy policies.

         Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Services may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Services. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.

         Web Beacons. Pages of our Services and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit us, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related site statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain site content and verifying system and server integrity).

 

What Information Do We Collect About You from Third Parties?

In Short: We collect some information about you from Third Parties where your information is publicly available.

Third Parties are companies who may contain data about you, which is made publicly available, and with whom we do not have a contractual relationship as we do with our Service Providers, defined later in this document. All Personal Information that you provide on or to such Third Party or that is collected by a Third Party is provided directly to the controller, owner or operator of the Third Party and is subject to the owner’s or operator’s privacy policy. We do not monitor or control any data you provide to Third Parties. To that end, we are not responsible for the content, privacy or security practices of a Third Party. To assure the protection of your Personal Information, we recommend that you carefully review the privacy policies of any Third Party you access. You assume the risk of providing any information you provide to a Third Party.

 

 

Who Are Service Providers and What Information Is Shared with Them?

In Short: Service Providers are companies with whom we have a contractual relationship to help deliver the Services, so we have to share your personal information with those entities.

 

We do share your Personal Information with certain Service Providers, who are defined as companies or organizations with whom we have a contractual relationship in connection with fulfilling our Services to you (“Service Providers”). Any Personal Information collected from you or about you may be shared with our Service Providers. Service Providers process data on our behalf and abide by our Privacy Policy to conduct business with us.

Our Service Providers include the following:

 Apple App Store – https://www.apple.com/privacy/

Automattic, Inc. (owners of WordPress) – https://automattic.com/privacy/

Automattic, Inc. (owners of WordPress) – https://automattic.com/privacy/

Google Cloud – https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=US

Plaid Inc. – https://plaid.com/legal/#privacy-statement

Apple App Store

We use the Apple App Store to facilitate the download of our App to your mobile device. The Apple Store offers a library of thousands of applications for all Apple product users to download. FinSiteful has no control over the data collected on the Apple App Store whenever you download our App, but we do not combine the information collected through the use of the Apple Store with personally identifiable information we collect. Nevertheless, we strongly recommend that you review the Apple App Store Privacy Policy at https://www.apple.com/privacy/prior to downloading our App. 

Automattic, Inc.

We use Automattic to publish material by using resources such as WordPress, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Simplenote, Longreads, VaultPress, Akismet, Gravatar, Crowdsignal, CloudUp and such other publishing applications.FinSiteful has no control over the data collected by Automattic resources, but we do not combine the information collected through the use of Automattic resources with personally identifiable information we collect. Nevertheless, we strongly recommend that you review the Automattic Privacy Policy at https://automattic.com/privacy/ prior to using our Services. 

Google Cloud

We use Google Cloud as part of our core infrastructure, data analytics and machine learning. We collect information about the usage of our Services. Google Analytics, for instance, collects information about how often users visit the Services, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other services they used prior to coming to our Services, among other information.  We use this information to understand user interaction and thus improve our Services.

Google Analytics collects the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit our Services, along with other anonymized information (e.g., browser type and type of device used to visit the Services), but not your name or other personally identifiable information.  Google Analytics’ ability to use and share information about your visits to our Services is restricted by their terms of use and privacy policies.  We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information we collect.

You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to our Services by disabling cookies on your browser.  You can opt-out of Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on here. Otherwise, FinSiteful has no control over the data collected on the Google Cloud. To that end, we strongly recommend that you review the Google Cloud Privacy Policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=USprior to using our Services. 

Plaid Inc.

We use Plaid to connect to users’ bank accounts more easily. FinSiteful has no control over the data collected on Plaid, but we do not combine the information collected through the use of Plaid with personally identifiable information we collect. Nevertheless, we strongly recommend that you review the Plaid Privacy Policy at https://plaid.com/legal/#privacy-statementprior to using our Services.

 

Other Service Providers[A3] 

Other Than with Service Providers, Is Any of My Personal Information Shared with Other Third Parties?

In Short:  No, unless required by law, to protect your rights and otherwise fulfill business obligations.

We do not intentionally share or sell any of your Personal Information with Third Parties who are not considered Service Providers. However, we may disclose your personal information where we believe it is necessary to:

  • Comply with law or legal process.
  • Administer or complete a transaction that you request or authorize.
  • Maintain or service your account with us or with another entity.
  • Investigate or prevent any actual or potential fraud or other criminal activity.

We may also need to disclose personal information for everyday business purposes to: 

Organizations or firms who provide consulting, technology or other services to FinSiteful. We require those firms agree to maintain confidentiality of any information they receive from us and not use such information for any other purpose.

We may also disclose to other individuals or institutions such as attorneys, trustees, family members, or others who are authorized to represent you, your estate, or a joint or co-owner of your account; To regulatory agencies as requested for compliance or audits.

We may also share your personal information if we merge with another company or if we decide to sell or reorganize one part or all of our business. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of the part of our business, assets or stock may continue to use information about you as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Finally, you may license the FinSiteful Services either directly from FinSiteful or you may receive a license because an institution such as a college or university licensed the Services for you. If your license is obtained by an institution, they may request from FinSiteful to see an aggregation of data about usage of Services for individuals they sponsor.  If so requested, FinSiteful will provide only aggregated data to the institution after the number of participants reaches a high enough level that anonymity of individual users is assured. FinSiteful will never provide individual data about a specific user to a sponsoring institution unless required to do under a legal ruling.

 

Do You Collect Personal Information of Children?

In Short:  No. Absent parental consent, we do not knowingly collect data from or market to children under 18 years of age[A4] .  

 

We do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under 18 years of age. By using the Services, you represent that you are at least 18 or that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent to such minor dependent’s use of the Services. If we learn that Personal Information from users less than 18 years of age has been collected without parental consent, we will deactivate the account and take reasonable measures to promptly delete such data from our records. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 18, please contact us at info@FinSiteful.com.

  

 

Is FinSiteful Intended for U.S. Customers Only?

In Short:  Yes. Our Services are intended for U.S. customers only.

FinSiteful is hosted in the United States. This Privacy Policy is intended to comply with privacy laws in the United States and may not comply with all privacy laws in foreign countries. We do not purposefully market to or intend to reach non-U.S. customers. If you are a non-US user of FinSiteful, by using FinSiteful and providing us with data, you acknowledge, agree and provide your consent that your personal information may be processed in the United States for the purposes identified in this Privacy Policy. In addition, such data may be stored on servers located outside your resident jurisdiction, which may have less stringent privacy practices than your own. By using FinSiteful and providing us with your data, you consent to the transfer of such data and any less stringent privacy practices. 

How Does FinSiteful Use Information Collected About Me?

In Short:  We use and collect your Personal Information to provide you services and support, including customized cash management and budgeting services.

Your personal information is maintained by FinSiteful to provide you services and support, including customized cash management and budgeting services.  We use such information to provide you personalized information, including articles forwarded to you from our blog and other third-party content we determine is relevant to you.  By having more information about you, we are able to customize our services to your particular needs. 

Data that does not include personally identifiable information may be used for research purposes. For instance, we may compile data, excluding personally identifiable information, for purposes of demographic analysis and research. We may use usage information, browsing activity, click-thru activity, browser-related information, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, and timestamp information to help us diagnose problems with our servers, administer our Services, and otherwise provide the highest possible level of service to you.  In addition, we use this data in an aggregated, non-personally identifiable manner to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of our Services.

 

What Public Information About Me and My Activity on the Services Can Others View?

In Short: Information you post about you on our Services may be viewed by others who access the Services.

Information you choose to include in your profile, or any Personal Information you share about yourself on our forum may be viewed by others who subscribe to the Services. This includes information you choose to provide openly, including your username, contact name, information about yourself, and links to your own website or social media profiles, which may be displayed to other users to facilitate user interaction within the Services. We will not directly reveal user email addresses to other users.

Some of your activity on and through the Services is public by default. This may include, but is not limited to, content you have posted publicly on the Services. Please remember that if you choose to provide Personal Information using certain public features of the Services, then that information is governed by the privacy settings of those particular features and may be publicly available. Individuals reading such information may use or disclose it to other individuals or entities without our control and without your knowledge, and search engines may index that information. We therefore urge you to think carefully about including any specific information you deem private in content that you create or information that you submit through the Services.

If you use our blog, forum, wiki, or other publicly published content product on our Services, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages.  We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.

 

What Information Is Disclosed for Our Protection and the Protection of Others?

In Short: We may have to share your Personal Information if legally required to do so.

We reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce this Privacy Policy, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect our rights, property or safety, our users and the public. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and spam/malware prevention.

What Choices Do You Have Regarding Your Information?

In Short: You have several options to control and manage the amount of Personal Information you share with us.

We give you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and to view, correct or remove your personal information.  However, we will retain and use your Personal Information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. To contact us directly regarding cancellation of your account, correction or removal of other personal information, please email us at customerservice@FinSiteful.com[A5] 

·      California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident and you have provided us with your Personal Information, you have the right to request that we:

A)      Disclose the categories and specific pieces of Personal Information we have collected;

B)       Disclose the categories of sources from which the Personal Information is collected;

C)      Disclose the purpose for collecting or selling your Personal Information;

D)      Disclose the categories of third parties with whom we share your Personal Information;

E)       Delete any Personal Information about you that we have collected from you, subject to certain exceptions; and

F)       Not sell your Personal Information. 

This Privacy Policy seeks to address items A through D above, and we do not as a matter of policy sell your Personal Information per item F. As to requests for item E, they must be submitted to us in writing at privacyrights@finsiteful.com. 

·     Opt-Out of Targeted Advertising

Through the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) and Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”), several media and marketing associations have developed an industry self-regulatory program to give consumers a better understanding of and greater control over ads that are customized based on their online behavior across different web services. To make choices about interest-based ads from participating third parties, please visit the DAA’s or NAI’s consumer opt out pages, which are located at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ or www.aboutads.info/choices. 

You may also reset your mobile device’s advertising identifier or set it to opt out of targeted advertising.

·     iOS: You can opt-out of targeted advertising by choosing “Limit Ad Tracking” in your device’s settings menu.

·     Android: You can reset your advertising ID at any time from the Ads section under Settings on your device, or you can also opt-out of targeting advertising in this same section.

Finally, we will send you service-related announcements on the rare occasion when it is necessary to do so.  For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email.  Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your Services account. 

How Long Do We Retain Your Personal Information?

In Short:  We keep your Personal Information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy or as otherwise required by law.  

We will only keep your Personal Information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting or other legal requirements). When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your Personal Information, we will either delete or anonymize it, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your Personal Information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your Personal Information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

 

Is the Information About You Secure?

In Short:  We aim to protect your Personal Information through a system of organizational and technical security measures.  

We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any Personal Information we process. However, please note that we cannot guarantee that the internet itself is 100% secure. Although we will do our best to protect your Personal Information, transmission of Personal Information to and from our Services is at your own risk. You should only access the Services within a secure environment. 

The access to your FinSiteful account is password-protected. We restrict access to your personal information to our employees and to permitted Service Providers or Third Parties who need to know that information to provide products or services for us, or to provide, process, or maintain any security, account, or investment product, service or program for you or your benefit.  To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we have adopted administrative, technical, and physical security procedures that comply with federal law.  These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings.

We use our reasonable best efforts to protect our users’ Personal Information. If you have any questions about our security procedures, you can contact us at the email address given at the end of this policy statement. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that the Personal Information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.

You hereby acknowledge that we are not responsible for any intercepted information sent via the Internet, and you hereby release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of intercepted information by any unauthorized party. 

What Happens When There Are Changes to this Privacy Policy?

In Short: We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, so you should review it periodically for updates or review it if you receive a notice of update from us.

The effective date of this Privacy Policy appears at the top of this page. However, we may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page. If we make material changes to how we treat your Personal Information, we will notify you by email to the email address specified in your account or through a notice on the Services home page. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting our website and this Privacy Policy to check for any changes.

 

What If I Have Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy using the Services, please send us a detailed message to info@FinSiteful.com.We will make every effort to resolve your concerns promptly.