When You Visit Our Website
When you visit our website, we may place a cookie on your device so that our system can recognize you when you make a return visit. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device. Along with cookies, we may also use third-party tracking technology, such as, but not limited to, Google Analytics, to record similar information regarding you and your activity on the Site. We use these technologies to keep track of your preferences and improve your experience with the site. Cookies and similar technologies are required for site functionality. You are not required to accept any cookies to use this site. However, refusing to accept cookies will greatly impair your ability to use some areas of our site.
To enable us to continually improve the content we offer our website visitors, as well as for systems administration purposes, we collect aggregate information site-wide. This gives us an idea of which parts of our website you are visiting. We do not link IP addresses to personal information, which means a visitor’s session will be tracked, but the user’s personal identity will remain anonymous. We do not take any action to comply with ‘do not track’ signals.
Information Gathered From Visitors
We collect certain information from you in order to provide you with the best experience possible. We collect information that you input into our website, as described under “Information Gathered From Clients” below. We also use your IP address to recognize you when you make a return visit and to gather demographic information that helps us understand how you and other customers use our website and to administer the website.
Information Gathered From Clients
When you register to create an account with Altruist, we will collect certain personal information, including your name, email address and potentially other information. The information you provide to us may be shared with our partners for the purpose of allowing us to provide services to you.
How We Use Your Personal Information
As part of this process, we may from time to time include, compile, or aggregate some of your personal information in certain data analysis, reports, or other interpretations of investment trends for both internal and external purposes. When including, compiling, or aggregating personal information for such purposes, we make sure that the information is anonymized such that it is not identifiable to any particular customer.
Additionally, we may use your personal information to contact you regarding our own services or resources that we think may be of interest to you. If you no longer wish to receive such marketing communications from Altruist, please click the “unsubscribe” link that can be found at the bottom of each such email message.
In order to provide financial services, we might establish a business relationship with other persons or entities for the purpose of serving you as a customer (“Service Providers”), such as consumer identification verification services and public accounting firms. We also may disclose some of the personal information we collect to Service Providers to provide other services including Web hosting, data processing, analytics tools, data management and Web development. We generally require that each Service Provider implement and maintain privacy practices are consistent with our own.
In certain instances we may disclose your personal information when we have reason to believe it is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against persons or entities who may be causing injury to you, to Altruist or its affiliates, or to others. We may also disclose your personal information when we believe the law or legal process requires such disclosure.
We also may share personal information with entities controlling, controlled by, or under common control with Altruist. In the event that Altruist is part of any merger, acquisition, change of control, or in the event of a transfer of the website and related assets, we may disclose or transfer your personal information and non-personal information in connection with such transaction.
Altruist and third-party advertising companies may use the data they collect to provide you with ads relevant to you and personalized content while you are on Altruist or other sites. If you prefer not to receive targeted advertising, you can opt out of some network advertising programs that use your information by visiting the NAI Opt-Out Page. Please note that even if you choose to remove your information by opting out, you will still see advertisements while you are browsing online. Additionally, many network advertising programs allow you to view and manage the interest categories they have compiled from your online browsing activities. These interest categories help determine the types of targeted advertisements you may receive. The NAI Opt-Out Page provides a tool that identifies its member companies that have cookies on your browser and provides links to those companies.
If you prefer that Altruist not disclose nonpublic personal information about you to unaffiliated third parties, you may opt-out of those disclosures by contacting us at email@example.com and directing us not to make any disclosures (other than those required by law).
You may opt out of these disclosures at any time. This opt out, by law, will not apply to disclosures that are legally permitted, disclosures to other financial institutions that have joint marketing agreements with Altruist, disclosures we make to organizations that perform services on our behalf or organizations that process or service transactions you request and/or authorize. Once we receive your opt out request, we have a reasonable amount of time to stop the disclosures. You may contact us for assistance if you wish to rescind your opt out election at a later date.
Protecting Children’s Privacy
Our service is not directed to individuals under the age of 18 and, as such does not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18. Such children should not provide Altruist with personal information. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child under the age of 18 has provided us with personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Access and Update Personal Information
You can access your personal information by emailing us at email@example.com. Please note that even if we close your account, we may retain and use your personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.
Altruist is committed to protecting the personal information you entrust to us and we use industry standard safeguards to protect your data.
Please understand that the Internet is not a completely secure medium of communication. Unless the specific access location says otherwise, messages sent to or from this website may be accessed by unauthorized users. To protect your privacy, please do not use email to communicate information that you want kept confidential.
We do not guarantee or warrant that any part of this website, including files available for download, are free of viruses or other harmful code. It is your responsibility to take appropriate precautions, such as the use of anti-virus software, to protect your computer hardware and software while using the Internet.
Notice to California Residents
California law grants residents the right to request from us certain information with respect to the types of personal information we share with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes and the identities of the third parties with whom the business has shared such information during the immediately preceding calendar year. Altruist does not currently share information about you with any non-affiliated third party that triggers this consent requirement. To exercise your rights, you may make one request each year by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your request should specify your full name and the email address you used when submitting personal information to us.
EFFECTIVE DATE: December 2018