(Last revised: March 7th, 2007)
Information Gathered and Tracked by Gorilla Trades, Inc.
Gorilla Trades, Inc. gathers two types of data about users: (a) personal information, which individual users provide (i) when registering as a subscriber of Gorilla Trades.com, our free flagship site, and (ii) voluntarily at certain other points, such as contests or surveys; and (b) tracking information, which is automatically collected about all visitors to our sites.
Gorilla Trades collects personal information in several places on our web site, 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.
We do not require users to become members of Gorilla Trades in order to have access to our Guest site. However, if you’d like FULL access to the Gorilla Trades service, we require you to register to become a paid subscriber. In order to register, you’ll have to supply us with your email and postal addresses, choose a unique User Name and password, and provide us with some additional information about yourself and your method of payment.
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 possible new feature. Information obtained in these surveys is NOT connected with individual subscribers or used internally to help better market our service.
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. However, the information is not connected with User Names.
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 Gorilla Trades, Inc. 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.
Use of the Information
Disclosures Permitted by Law
Gorilla Trades does not sell or disclose personal information about you described above to with other people or nonaffiliated companies period!
If you’re a registered visitor of Gorilla Trades.com, we use your email address to send you free email newsletters containing selected stories, market information, advertisements and links to our site.
Special Offers and Advertisements
We may from time to time send you special offers and advertisements for products or services, but never of those offered by third parties.
Confirmation of Subscription status
In conjunction with marketing efforts of a limited number of investment-related third parties, we may enable them to make special offers to their customers who are also Gorilla Trades subscribers. In order to enable these limited marketing efforts, we will confirm a subscribers’ active status. We will not disclose anything other than the status of the subscriber as either “active” or “not active”.
Correcting and Updating the Information
Gorilla Trades offers to its subscribers the ability to correct or update online the information we collected during registration by visiting the Account Information page. You may also contact our customer service department by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gorilla Trades, Inc. 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.