Last revised: March 11, 2016
Information Gathered and Tracked by Pro Trader Strategies and Global Chart Analysis
Pro Trader Strategies and its parent company Global Chart Analysis gathers two types of data about users: (a) personal information, which individual users provide (i) when registering as a member of protraderstrategies.com our free flagship site, and (ii) voluntarily at certain other points, such as giveaways, contests or surveys; and (b) tracking information, which is automatically collected about all visitors to our sites. By visiting any of Global Chart Analysis websites, using any of our products and apps you are giving consent for us to collect any information about you and any information gathered by Global Chart Analysis and its companies may be made available to its subsidiaries as well as partners.
Pro Trader Strategies and Global Chart Analysis collects personal information in several places on our web sites, which are set forth generally below. We will always provide a secure area of our sites for you to enter your information, but if you prefer, you may talk offline to a customer service representative and provide the required information over the telephone or via email.
You are considered a Member of Pro Trader Strategies and Global Chart Analysis by simply accessing the free commentary, analysis and news available on our flagship site, www.protraderstrategies.com.
Chats, Reader's Forum and Moderator
We provide chat events for discussion of various topics and we allow readers to submit questions to authors and moderators. No additional personal information is required to submit questions, but participants are asked in the interests of accountability, honesty and informed dialogue to include their full names, as well as any positions they have in stocks mentioned in the question submitted. Please note that information you submit will be available for any user to read, and is no longer private.
At certain times, you may be asked to participate in surveys, which are generally aimed at obtaining general information, for example, your investment experience or your reactions to a particular article. Because information obtained in these surveys is connected with individual subscribers and is used internally to better market our services, participation is voluntary. In addition, some columnists will on occasion take polls of their readers. Such polls are solely for the editorial use of the individual columnists, and participation is voluntary.
Contests and Sweepstakes
We sometimes offer contests or sweepstakes in which certain personal information is required for registration, for purposes of verifying the entrants' identities and notifying the winners. If the contest or sweepstakes is being administered by a third party, this information will be disclosed to that third party. However, entrants may select contest names distinct from their User Names, and the information is not connected with their User Names. Tracking Information Giveaways
We sometimes will offer free giveaways to readers and member in exchange for providing personal information. Participating is completely voluntary.
Tracking data consists of both individual and aggregated tracking information and is automatically gathered using "cookies".
What is a "cookie"?
A cookie is a small data file containing information, such as a user's login name, that is written to the user's hard drive by a web server and used to track the pages visited. Cookies used by Pro Trader Strategies and Global Chart Analysis are encoded and contain a unique digital signature to prevent tampering. They do not contain user passwords. The individual information gathered in this manner is used for internal purposes only, such as accessing a member's account information. We also use the information on an aggregate basis, to track the readership of stories and usage of our products, to analyze traffic patterns on our sites, and to provide anonymous reporting of usage for internal and external clients.
Tracking by our Advertisers
Pro Trader Strategy and Global Chart Analysis advertisers include financial services companies (such as brokerage firms, banks, and mortgage companies) and non-financial services companies (such as computer manufacturers, software companies, automobile makers and retail stores).Â Pro Trader Strategy and Global Chart Analysis advertisers and advertising vendors display targeted advertisements. Although Pro Trader Strategy and Global Chart Analysis does not provide any personal information to the advertiser or advertising vendor, by interacting with or clicking on an ad you consent to the possibility that the advertiser will assume you meet the targeting criteria used.
In addition to cookies placed by Pro Trader Strateies and Global Chart Analysis, described above, advertisers and advertising vendors that serve ads onto our web sites may use their own cookies or other tracking technologies. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any such advertisers and vendors.
Use of the Information
Disclosures Permitted by Law
We provide personal information on a confidential basis to nonaffiliated companies we engage as contractors or agents to perform services for us, such as maintaining software, sending direct mail or administering a sweepstakes or contest. Information will be shared with such contractors only to the extent reasonably necessary for them to perform services on our behalf, and pursuant to confidentiality obligations;
In response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, from law enforcement agencies or state and federal regulators;
Disclosures for Joint Marketing and Servicing
Pro Trader Strategies and Global Chart Analysis may disclose all the information we collect as described above to other companies, such as direct marketers to perform marketing services on our behalf, or organizations with whom we have joint marketing agreements.
We use your email address to send you free email newsletters containing selected stories, market information, advertisements and links to our sites. You can select which free newsletters you would like to receive or remove yourself from our free newsletter delivery list at any time by visiting the Communication Preferences page or contacting our customer service by email at sales AT protraderstrategies.com
Special Offers and Advertisements
We may from time to time send you special offers and advertisements for products or services offered by third parties. We will not disclose any of your personal information to such third parties when we do this. If you do not wish to receive third party offers and advertisements, please contact Customer Service at sales AT Protraderstrategies.com
Pro Trader Strategies and Global Chart Analysis limits access to personal information about you to those employees whom we determine need access to that information to provide products or services to you. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with federal standards to guard your personal information. However, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our servers, nor can we guarantee that information that users supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.
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