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Privacy Policy

(Last Updated May 20th, 2018)

At PoliticsAndMyPortfolio.com we take your privacy very seriously. This privacy policy describes how we handle the data we collect and how we use it. You can always decide to have your data deleted from our database.  We only want to communicate with consumers who want our communications.  This privacy statement applies to PoliticsAndMyPortfolio.com.

Our web site
All users can view content on our web site without providing any personal information (such as name, address, phone number, etc.). However, in order to provide you with a better user experience, we may collect non-personal information from your computer using cookies. More information on this process is outlined below.

Our use of cookies
In many cases, we use “cookies” to collect non-personal information from your computer. Cookies are standard Internet technologies used to measure user traffic such as browsing patterns and user visits. This information helps us to provide a better user experience through the use of statistics and measurements of user satisfaction. Some of this information is collected and compiled by third-party service providers who place cookies on our web sites to provide us with web analytics.

A cookie is a small amount of data that a web site’s server sends to your browser, which is stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies can be removed from your hard drive. Also, depending on your web browser, you may be able to change how your computer treats cookies so that cookies are not used or saved. Please check with your browser provider for more information on removing cookies.

Our newsletter and special reports program
We offer opportunities throughout our web site to register for our e-mail newsletter, as well as our advertiser’s newsletters. We only add you to the newsletter mailing lists that you register to receive. Moreover, we do not share your name or e-mail address with other companies unless specified on the form or email communication. We will periodically send offers on behalf of our advertising partners to our newsletter subscribers. If you wish to unsubscribe from our newsletter, you may opt-out by clicking on the link in any of the email newsletters, or you may email your opt-out request to privacy@PoliticsAndMyPortfolio.com.

Why you may be receiving our newsletters or special report
We only send our email communications that have shown a “legitimate interest” by signing up for one of our newsletters or special reports.  Consumers can sign up for our newsletters or special reports on PoliticsAndMyPortfolio.com or an opt-in form located on one of our partners websites in the investing/finance category.  All of our subscription forms contain language clearly stating you are giving opt-in email consent, along with a link to our privacy policy. We send a welcome email to be sure you have given consent that contains an opt-out link to be removed in case of error.

Links and access to third parties
Although PoliticsAndMyPortfolio.com provides links to other sites and access to third parties that may provide valuable information, we cannot control how they manage personal information they collect. We encourage you to review their privacy policies and data collection procedures on their websites.

Public Display of Information
On our web site we may post interviews conducted with various individuals of some of the businesses listed on our web site. Some of these interviews contain personal information regarding the individual who provided the interview. PoliticsAndMyPortfolio.com obtains express consent from individuals before posting any of their information on our web site.

What information is being collected?
Depending on the type of form (newsletters, special reports or requesting information, we collect various pieces of data which may include email address, date and time of form submission, IP address, first and last name, as well as which newsletters or special reports you signed up for along with any custom questions that were specified on the forms.

In addition, we use third-party analytic services that will allow us to collect your location (based upon your IP address), device type, browser information, operating system and advertising source information.

Third-Party data collection.
When you request information about one or more of the businesses listed on our web site, by submitting a registration form with your contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail, etc.) or clicking on a “Click to opt-in” link within an email communication you have received from PoliticsAndMyPortfolio.com, we provide your information only to the business that you specify. No other business receives your contact information except as otherwise described in this privacy statement. Your information may be stored in the receiving company’s database, as well as ours. The collected data could be stored by PoliticsAndMyPortfolio.com in a database outside your home country.

Children’s Privacy
PoliticsAndMyPortfolio.com is intended to be used by individuals over the age of 18. We do not seek or willingly collect information on children under the age of 18. If we discover that we have collected information on a child under the age of 18, then we will delete that information from our system.

Special Notification for California Residents, Your California Privacy Rights
Individual customers who reside in California and have provided their personal information to PoliticsAndMyPortfolio.com may request information about our disclosures of certain categories of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Such requests must be submitted to us by sending an email to privacy@PoliticsAndMyPortfolio.com.  Within thirty days of receiving such a request, we will provide a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties for third-party direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the names and addresses of these third parties. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year. We reserve our right not to respond to requests submitted other than to the address specified in this paragraph.

Why are we collecting your information?
We collect this information to deliver the email newsletters and special reports that you have signed up for.  We are also adding information to your profile from third-parties such as geographic, demographic and interest data in order to improve our service by delivering more relevant content and special reports.

How will it be used?
This information will be used to deliver relevant content on our website as well as email communications.

Where is your data being stored?
We store your data in our online customer relationship management system, as well as our affiliate tracking system that has several layers of security including password protection and role-based which reduces risk of access.

We integrate with multiple email marketing systems that are used only for transmitting our communications such as our newsletters, special reports and transactional emails.

We also upload your data to third-party advertising networks where an encrypted form of your data is kept and used for additional display advertising campaigns.

In addition, we keep backups locally in our offices in case there is a network outage which occurs in a loss of data.

Security Measures
We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. While no data transfer can be completely secure, we will make reasonable efforts to secure all data that is transferred, stored or processed.

We recommend that you take every precaution in protecting your personal information when you are on the Internet. For example, change your passwords often, use a secure browser and use a strong password by using a combination of numbers, letters and characters.

How long will my data be stored?
We will keep you data securely stored indefinitely unless you request your information be deleted from our database.

Who will it be shared with?
Your information such as IP address, email and postal address may be shared with third-party data providers, data verification services and technology companies in an effort to verify the legitimacy of the information you provided as well as add information to your profile including geographic, demographic and past interest information.  Any information shared with those companies cannot be sold or distributed per our contractual agreement with them.

We will also share your information with reputable advertising networks in an effort to display additional advertising communications to you, as well as improve our acquisition marketing efforts.  When possible, we will encrypt that data so that the data can only be used in a non-personally identifiable way.

We also reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our company.

What this means to you?
You may receive more relevant advertising communications from us.  You control your data by having the ability instruct us to completely delete your information from our database or unsubscribe you from all future communications by sending an email to privacy@PoliticsAndMyPortfolio.com. Please keep in mind, if you subscribe in the future, you will again receive emails from us.

Complaints
If you have questions or concerns regarding the PoliticsAndMyPortfolio.com’s privacy policy, please contact us at privacy@PoliticsAndMyPortfolio.com.

Changes to this Privacy Statement
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes prominently to this privacy statement so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any we disclose it. We may update or change this privacy policy at any time and such changes will become effective 30 days after they are posted unless otherwise stated. Our web site will state the date it was last updated and we encourage you to review our privacy policy whenever you use this web site.

Additional information
We need your assistance in keeping your information up to date. If you would like to review, correct, change, or delete your personal information or you need assistance unsubscribing, please email us at: privacy@PoliticsAndMyPortfolio.com or write to us at the address down below. We will respond to your request for access to your personal information within 30 days.