Corporate Action Network
Last Revised: June 12, 2012
Corporate Action Network, which operates www.corporateactionnetwork.org and our other websites and mobile applications that link to that web address (“the Site”), takes your privacy very seriously. This policy is intended to inform you about how Corporate Action Network gathers information from you when you visit the Site, uses and discloses that information, and how you can control the use and disclosure of your information, so you can make an informed decision about using the Site.
The Policy applies to the collection and use of personal information, which means information that identifies, describes, or is capable of being associated with, a particular individual, including, but not limited to, an individual’s name, address, email address, telephone number, Social Security Number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information (“Personal Information”).
Personal Information does not include “aggregate” information, which is data collected about the use of the Site or about a group or category of services or users, from which individual identities or other Personal Information has been removed. The Policy does not restrict or limit Corporate Action Network’s collection and use of aggregate information.
Information Collected by the Site
• Information that you provide directly to Corporate Action Network
You may voluntarily provide Personal Information to Corporate Action Network when you
- Create an account/profile (required to access the Site)
- Enter your username/password (required to access the Site)
- Make a donation
- Fill out a form
- Send us an email
- Fill out a survey
- Leave comments/participate in discussion pages
- Sign up to host an event
- Create a group
- Conduct searches on the Site
- Sign up to receive email or text message alerts/updates
Public Forums This automatically collected information is considered aggregate information unless it is combined with Personal Information described above.
If you disclose any information in comment boards, discussion pages or elsewhere on the Site, it becomes public information and can be read, collected, or used by others. Please exercise caution when disclosing any Personal Information, and refrain from publicly disclosing direct contact information such as your mailing address, phone number, or email address.
When you sign an online petition, the petition is public information. Corporate Action Network may make the petition, your name, city, state, and any comments you offer in connection with the petition publicly available.
When you register through the Corporate Action Network for an event organized by a third party, information you submit through the Site as part of the registration process will be made available to such third party. Corporate Action Network has no ability to control, and shall have no responsibility for, how such third party uses your information it so obtains.
When you create a profile, certain information regarding actions you take through the Site, such as joining a group, may be available to other users or be publicly available.
• Information automatically collected when you visit and use the Site
Corporate Action Network may access information about you from third-party sources and platforms, including:
To customize your experience on this Site and to simplify the Site’s registration process, we provide you with the opportunity to access or interact with third-party services, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus. When you connect to the Site through these third-party services, we may share Personal Information about you with these third-party service providers and they may share Personal Information about you with us.
We may use data that we receive from these third-party service providers to:
As is standard practice on many websites, we may set and access cookies, web beacons, Flash cookies, and other technologies on your computer. Please note that third parties, such as ad networks, advertising agencies, advertisers, and audience segment providers, may also set and access cookies, web beacons, Flash cookies, and other technologies on your computer when you visit the Site.
Cookies are small amounts of information stored in files within your computer's browser. Web sites can access only the cookies that they have stored on your computer. For example, if Acme computer company stores a cookie on your browser, Acme may access its own cookie but not that of another company.
We use web beacons for various tracking purposes, like determining whether or not you are logged into the Site and whether or not you are connected to a third-party service.
Third parties also may use web beacons on the Site to receive auditing, research, and reporting information, or to understand your interests and select and deliver to you advertisements that are tailored to your interests.
Some of the Site’s third-party partners may use Flash cookies, otherwise known as local shared objects (LSOs), to track user behaviors in various ways. LSOs keep collections of cookie-like data stored in a directory on a user's computer, and are installed through Adobe's Flash video player.
Collection of Information by Third Parties
Your Choices Regarding the Collection and Use of Your Information
To reduce the amount of Personal Information that Corporate Action collects from you and limit its use, you can take one or more of the following steps:
To change any Personal Information that you provided as part of your account/profile, click on [ ].
Visitors from Outside the United States
The Site’s offices and data processing equipment are located in the United States. If you visit the Site from another country, please be aware that information you provide to us or that we obtain through your use of the Site may be transferred to and processed in the United States and will be subject to United States law. United States privacy and data protection laws may not be equivalent to the laws in your country of residence. By using the Site or providing us with information, you consent to the collection, transfer, storage, and processing of information to and in the United States, and acknowledge that Corporate Action Network is not bound by the privacy and data protection laws of any other country.
Children Under Age 13
Corporate Action Network may update the Policy at any time to reflect changes in our practices. If we modify the Policy, we will place a prominent notice on the Site and/or send a notice to the primary email address provided in your registration with the Site. As part of any modification of the Policy, we will update the “last revised” date above.
If you have any questions about the Policy, please contact [email protected] or
Corporate Action Network
1900 L Street, N.W., Ste. 900
Washington, DC 20036
This automatically collected information is considered aggregate information unless it is combined with Personal Information described above.• Information that we collect from other sources