December 17, 2010
FinanceIsland is committed to protecting your privacy. This document describes
the type of personal and non-personal information we collect when you subscribe
with FinanceIsland and use FinanceIsland's applications. We hope that this
will help you to make an informed decision about sharing personal information
1. Information collection and use
FinanceIsland collects personal information - such as your name, you email
address, or company info - that you provide during the subscription process.
This personal information is used only for internal purposes, especially to
target our product development, and product and content customization toward
your needs. We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to third
To provide you free trials of our applications and to avoid abuse of these
free trials, FinanceIsland retains your personal information for a period of
twelve months after the trial period has ended or after your account has been
terminated either by you or by FinanceIsland. After these twelve months your
personal information will be deleted.
FinanceIsland logs some non-personal data that is automatically sent by your
browser whenever you visit a website. These data logs may include information
such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser
language, and the date and time of your request. FinanceIsland uses this automatically
collected data to perform statistical analyses of user behavior in the various
areas of our website to improve online product delivery and performance. This
data is collected only in aggregated form without identifying any user individually.
When you visit our website we place one or more browser
cookies on your computer
experience by maintaining user information during a session and by storing
user preferences between browser sessions.
One cookie is used to remember you while you browse our website and use our
applications. This session cookie is created when you log in and ensures that
you can access the correct web pages and applications during your session.
The session cookie is deleted when you log out.
If you select to do so, another cookie is used to remember your username between
sessions, which is used for easy login into FinanceIsland's applications. Next
time you visit our website your username is conveniently pre-filled in the
login window. You can prevent this cookie from being placed on your computer
by simply unchecking the box next to "remember me on this computer" while
subscribing or when you log in the next time. If you uncheck this box, however,
you will need to type your username every time you log in.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can change your
browser settings to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being
sent. Also, some internet security software may manage how cookies are handled
by your browser. Please make sure to allow browser cookies from FinanceIsland
when using FinanceIsland's applications, otherwise some web pages and applications
on financeisland.com may not function properly.
We may use Google, a third party vendor, to serve ads when you visit some areas
of our website. By placing a cookie in your browser, Google may use non-personal
information 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
to have more information about this practice and would like to know your choices
about not having this information used by Google, please visit Google's
to serve ads in the future, we will post links to those companies' advertising
FinanceIsland may retain any user communication, whether sent as an email or
through other means. We may retain those communications to process your inquiries,
address your requests, and improve our offerings.
FinanceIsland does NOT collect or store any of your analysis data.
Your data may need to be transmitted to and from FinanceIsland servers if you
save an analysis or chart, open a saved analysis, export to Excel, or print
the analysis. In all these instances your analysis data needs to be transmitted
to FinanceIsland servers to be processed into the required format and then
the new format is transmitted back to your PC and is made available to you
in the browser. During all these transactions your data is encrypted with a
digital certificate. FinanceIsland is using the Hyper Text Transfer Protocol
Secure (HTTPS) allowing for secure online transactions, similar to those used
in online banking.
2. Information sharing
FinanceIsland may outsource the processing of personal and non-personal information
to affiliated companies or trusted service providers. We require that these
parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in
pieces of aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of site
visitors or the number of users of a particular application. Such information
does not identify any user individually.
FinanceIsland may be required to share personal and non-personal information
with third parties to (1) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process
or enforceable governmental request, (2) detect, prevent, or otherwise address
fraud, security or technical issues, or (3) protect against imminent harm to
the rights, property or safety of FinanceIsland, its users or the public as
required or permitted by law.
Should FinanceIsland become involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form
of sale of some or all of its assets, we will provide notice to you before
personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy
If you have opted to receive email notifications from FinanceIsland, we will
inform you of new developments, including new products and new product features.
Whether or not you have opted to receive email notifications from FinanceIsland,
we may contact you for administrative purposes such as account status, changes
to opt out of further email notifications on the User profile page, except
for administrative purposes.
4. Your choices
When you subscribe with FinanceIsland, we ask you to provide personal information.
to any specific instructions provided during the subscription process. Should
we intend to use your personal information in any different manner, we will
ask for your consent prior to such use. If you do not consent to such a change,
we will offer you an easy option to opt out of the use of personal information
for those other purposes.
You can access your personal information on the User profile page where you
can correct your personal information if it is inaccurate. You need to log
in into your account on financeisland.com in order to access this User profile
by FinanceIsland. FinanceIsland may present on our web pages customized content
and advertising from third parties. We do not exercise control over these third
parties. Once you visit those third parties you are bound by their privacy
6. Changes to this policy
Web technologies and business models are rapidly developing and may also require
this Policy without your explicit consent. We will post any changes to this
Policy on this web page. In case of significant changes, we will also notify
you of these changes by email.
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