updated July 13, 2005
What type(s) of information does NetworthIQ collect about me?
We collect only the information that you provide us through the use of the site and its services, either through your direct submission of information (i.e. your net worth updates and account info) or the indirect information provided automatically through your interactions with the NetworthIQ site. This information is used to further enhance and improve the NetworthIQ site and its services. We collect the following:
- Direct Submissions: Information that you provide as part of your account setup or through the submission of monthly net worth information is considered a direct submission. This information is used to build the NetworthIQ service, customize your experience of the site, and respond to your support needs. Some of this information is optional and is not required in order to use the site and its services.
- Other Information: At some point, we may receive information about you from other sources in order to allow other services to work with ours or to enhance your personal experience of the site.
What Are Cookies?
At least in the computer world, a cookie is a string of letters and numbers that is passed to your web browser and stored on your computer's hard drive so that we can recognize and personalize our services for you on your next and subsequent visits. These cookies cannot harm your computer and are limited to a very small size so that they do not take up much space on your hard drive.
If you choose to, you can disable these cookies in most modern browsers (or have the browser notify you when a site is attempting to give your browser a cookie). You can check the help menu on your browser or reference your browser's documentation for more about the disabling or notifying of cookies. If you do decide to disable cookies in your browser, be aware that you will miss out on most of the more useful and entertaining features of most websites, including NetworthIQ. For this reason, we highly recommend that you leave support for cookies turned on.
What Will You Do With Information You Collect?
The primary goal of NetworthIQ is to provide you with a tool for calculating and tracking your own net worth. In order to protect your privacy, we do not collect any personal identifying information other than your email address. Your information remains yours and will not be shared with others unless you choose to make your profile public, in which case only your net worth info is shared, not your personal email address. We are sincerely concerned about earning your trust and maintaining your privacy.
Since the secondary goal of NetworthIQ is to be a socially aware system, we do reserve the right to share information in aggregate with others on the website and/or other sites and services, only if we can do so without revealing your personal identifying information. For example, we might share aggregate data about the average net worth of a particular zip code from our database, but not information about individual users' net worth.
In some cases, we may also share information with other companies or agents acting on our behalf to perform specific functions, such as the analysis of data or the support of our internal processes (i.e. sending email or creating aggregates). In these cases, other companies or agents may have access to user information yet will be bound by contract and agreement not to make use of the information for any other purposes.
If NetworthIQ were to acquire or be acquired by another company, any user data collected would be seen as an asset of the company and would likely be transferred to the acquiring company as part of the business transaction.
Can Advertisers See My Information?
How Do I Keep My Information Private?
All of your information is kept private until you choose to create a public profile, at which time only your general net worth statistics are made public and your personal information (i.e. email address) continues to remain private. You can add or remove this public profile at any time simply by going to the My Account page and either checking or unchecking the "Make public profile" button on the form.
NetworthIQ is designed for persons age 18 years and older. Use of the site by users under the age of 18 years is not permitted.
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