Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (the Policy) contains the policies of Stock Watch Index LLC (SWI) regarding the collection and use of information relating to this Web site (the Web Site) and all applications accessible through this Web site (the Applications), except where noted. References to the User mean any person or company that visits or uses the Web Site or the Applications. For SWI, the protection of personal data is of utmost importance. This information informs you how we protect your privacy when you give your personal data to us. SWI shall comply with all applicable data protection regulations, but in addition, we would like to assure you that we are using your data in a responsible way, making sure that your privacy is protected at any time when visiting our web site or communicating with us via e-mail and especially when you are utilizing our password protected logistical exchange areas. By using the Web Site or any Application you represent that (a) you are of sufficient legal age and have authority to use the Web Site and Applications and to bind your company as applicable; and (b) you have read this Policy and consent to the use of personal information collected by SWI as described in this Policy. SWI may make changes to this Policy by posting the revised Policy on this Web Site. Please check periodically to ensure that you have reviewed the most current Policy. Using the Web Site or any Application after any change to the Privacy Policy will be deemed consent to the change. General Information Collection SWI may collect, maintain, and process information provided by or concerning Users, on and through the Web Site and the Applications. Users represent and warrant that all information they provide to SWI is accurate, current, non-misleading and relevant for the purpose provided. Users of the Applications also represent and warrant that they have the authority to provide the information submitted through the Applications, and agree that SWI may occasionally verify that authority Public Areas of the Web Site Users may visit the public areas of the Web site without disclosing any personal information about themselves, other than SWI automatic logging of basic usage data as described in Usage Data below. Contact Information and “Opt-Out” If a User requests information from SWI, an e-mail or other contact information may be required in order to allow SWI to reply or for other related purposes. SWI will request only that information reasonably necessary to provide requested information or services. Users may elect to opt-out from receiving communications by (i) checking appropriate opt-in or opt-out boxes if provided on the collection form, (ii) following the instructions Opt-Out Choices below, or (iii) following the instructions described in the communication sent from SWI. Registration Information To use the Web Site or Applications, Users may be required to register by providing contact information such as user ID, password, name, title, business address, business telephone number, business e-mail address and other contact information (Registration Information). Certain portions of the Registration Information may be used for determining qualifications for use of particular Applications. SWI may use Registration Information to communicate with Users regarding available transactions, changes in functionality of the Web Site or Applications, billing, help desk and other activities relating to the operation of the Web Site. SWI may also use Registration Information to send Users information about products or services available on or through the Web Site and offers made available by SWI business partners, which information may be sent by SWI or the business partner making the offer. Instructions on how to request that SWI not send future communications (except for those necessary for the operation of the Web Site) or that SWI not share Registration Information with third parties are contained in Opt-Out Choices below. Transaction Data SWI may collect and compile information concerning use of the Web Site and Applications, including transactions and other use by Users (Transaction Data). SWI will use Transaction Data for its intended purpose in SWI business with, for or on behalf of the User or the User’s company. SWI will not share Transaction Data with any third party, except to the extent reasonably required in SWI business with, for or on behalf of the User or the User’s company. SWI may aggregate and/or use for its own internal purposes any Transaction Data, and may use or disclose to third parties aggregated Transaction Data not reasonably identifiable to any User or company. SWI will use its best efforts to guard all Transaction Data against unintentional disclosure. Usage Data SWI will collect information about how Users use the Web Site and the Applications. This data may include a User’s domain name, language, type of browser and operating system, Internet service provider, Internet protocol (IP) address, the site or reference directing the User to the Web Site, and the amount of time spent on the Web Site or using any Application (collectively, Usage Data). SWI may monitor and use Usage Data in aggregated form to measure the Web Site’s performance and Application activity and improve the Web Site’s design and functionality. SWI may also use Usage Data for security purposes or to verify transactions or other communications made in the Applications. Consent to Processing By using or providing information to the Web Site and the Applications, Users understand and consent to the collection, processing and use of such information in the United States and other countries and territories, for the purposes set forth in this Policy. Acceptable Disclosures SWI may use third parties to provide or perform services and functions on the Web Site and the Applications. For example, SWI may use a third-party supplier to provide functionality provided in an Application through a browser re-direction to or framed use of systems operated by that third-party supplier. SWI will make information concerning Users and their use of the Web Site and the Applications available to these suppliers, as necessary, to perfm these functions. Any access to that information will be limited to the purpose for which the information was provided. The suppliers may be located throughout the world; therefore information relating to Users may be sent worldwide to countries having different privacy protection standards than the User’s country of residence. SWI may also make information concerning Users, the Web Site and the Applications, and the uses thereof, available to law enforcement personnel and agencies as required by law. Where permitted by law, SWI may also disclose such information to law enforcement personnel and agencies, or use such information as part of legal process, in order to protect its property or in support of an investigation regarding a breach of the terms of use or any unauthorized access to or use of the Web Site or the Applications. Cookies Cookies are text files containing information which makes it possible to identify repeated visitors exclusively for the duration of their visit to our web pages. Cookies are stored on the hard disk of your computer and do not cause any damage there. The cookies of our internet pages do not contain any personal data on you. Cookies will save you having to enter data several times, facilitate the transmission of specific contents and will help us to identify those parts of our online service that are particularly popular. This will enable us, among other things, to adapt our web pages exactly to your requirements. If you want, you can deactivate the use of cookies any time by changing the preferences of your browser. Please use the help functions of your internet browser to see how you can make these changes. Linked Sites and Applications SWI may provide links to third parties’ Web sites or applications (Linked Sites) from the Web Site or any Application. Linked Sites are not necessarily reviewed, controlled or examined by SWI. Each Linked Site may have its own terms of use and privacy policy, and Users must be familiar and comply with all such terms and policies when using Linked Sites. SWI is not responsible for the policies and practices of any Linked Site, or any additional links contained in them. These links do not imply SWI endorsement of the Linked Sites or any company or service. Security SWI employs technical and organizational security measures to protect the personal data you give to us from any deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are improved and adapted on a regular basis according to the state of the art. Contact; Questions; Comments; Complaints If you would like to communicate with SWI regarding privacy issues or have questions, comments or complaints about this Policy, the Web Site or any Application, please forward such communication via the About Page. Advertising