This website, is deeply committed to protecting the privacy of Internet users. Below is information outlining our continued support for the responsible management of consumer and personal information.
*IMPORTANT*: Please remember that AdviceTool.com is a service used by Advisers on their websites, blogs, profiles, etc. Because of the nature of the service, the Adviser you have asked a Paid Question will also have access to your information. Please refer to those Adviser's individual privacy policies for information on how they manage the privacy of this information.
A. Consumer Information
During the process of delivering our content and information to you, we do not automatically collect any personally identifiable information about you such as name, address, phone number, or e-mail address. However, we do obtain some types of non-personally identifiable information such as the Internet Service Provider you use to connect to the Internet, your browser type, or the type of computer operating system you use (Macintosh or Windows, for example). The information collected by us is used for the purpose of analyzing our traffic and sometimes for targeting ads.
In some cases, you may voluntarily provide personal information in order to register for newsletters, to submit a question to an Adviser, or in response to a specific ad. This information is used by us to respond to your request. We may at times combine this information with other users' information and review it in an aggregate form to understand the type of individuals who visit our website. We will not disclose your personal information to third parties without your permission except in the following circumstances: i) to protect ourselves from liability; ii) to respond to a legal process or comply with the law; or iii) as discussed in Section B below, to facilitate the answering of questions submitted to an Adviser either through an I-frame HTML window on their website, blog, profile page, etc. (an "Entry Point") or through the AdviceTool.com website.
B. Questions Submitted to AdviceTool.com
In connection with the submission of "Paid Questions" to AdviceTool.com, we only require, and we encourage you to only provide, the minimum amount of personal identifying information necessary to process a question. All of your personal information provided to AdviceTool.com, including email addresses, is concealed from all other users of AdviceTool.com and is never published. Only the AdviceTool.com administrators have access, for purposes of site administration only, to this information. AdviceTool.com will not disclose this information to third parties without your permission, except in the following circumstances: (i) to protect ourselves from liability, or (ii) to respond to legal process or to otherwise comply with the law. With respect to certain information supplied by you, as explained further below, there will be a need for disclosure to Advisers when you are asking a Paid Question.
When a Paid Question is answered, the contents of the Paid Question and Answer are kept private and are not visible to the other users of AdviceTool.com or to other Advisers that use our service.
In posting a Paid Question, you are giving permission to AdviceTool.com to transmit this information to the Adviser you have selected and to provide access to this information to AdviceTool.com administrators for this purpose. AdviceTool.com expressly agrees with respect to Paid Questions to respect and protect the confidentiality or privileged information contained in your Paid Question and in the answer provided by an Adviser. Other than as indicated above, we will not disclose this information to third parties without your permission except to respond to a legal process or comply with the law.
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D. Opting Out
If at any time you no longer wish to receive the information you originally requested to receive from us (e.g. newsletters, etc.), please contact us and we will remove your information from our system.
If you have any additional questions about our dedication to consumer privacy, please contact us.
E. Third Party Ads
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
AdviceTool.com may also work with advertisers who may collect information that you would voluntarily provide to them. Please refer to those advertisers individual privacy policies for information on how they manage the privacy of this information.
F. Modification of Policy