theScreener.com is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following policy to
understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our many
offerings. This policy may change from time to time, so please check back periodically.
This policy will let you know:
What personally identifiable information does theScreener.com collect from me?
During registration, theScreener.com asks for your name, email address, birth date, zip code, occupation,
industry and interests. The more information you volunteer (and the more accurate it is), the
better we are able to customize your experience. Once you register, you are no longer anonymous
to theScreener.com - you are given an user ID and are able to take full advantage of theScreener.com's many offerings.
In addition to registration, we may ask you for personal information at other times, including
(but not limited to) when you report a problem with one of our sites or services. If you contact
theScreener.com, we may keep a record of that correspondence. theScreener.com also occasionally asks users to
complete surveys that we use for research purposes. Wherever theScreener.com collects personal
|What are cookies and how does theScreener.com use them?|
sometimes track information about you. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to
your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. All sites on theScreener.com
where you are prompted to log-in or that are customizable require that you accept cookies.
(1) Remind us of who you are and to access your account information (stored on our computers)
in order to deliver to you a better and more personalized service. This cookie is set when you
register or "Sign In" and is modified when you "Sign Out" of our services. theScreener.com also uses
cookies to store your postal or zip code for other services.
(2) Estimate our audience size. Each browser accessing theScreener.com is given a unique cookie which
is then used to determine the extent of repeat usage, usage by a registered user versus by an
unregistered user, and to help target advertisements based on user interests and behavior.
(3) Measure certain traffic patterns, which areas of theScreener.com's network of web sites you have
visited, and your visiting patterns in the aggregate. We use this research to understand how
our users' habits are similar or different from one another so that we can make each new
experience on theScreener.com a better one. We may use this information to better personalize the
content, banners, and promotions that you and other users will see on our sites.
theScreener.com also collects IP addresses for system administration and to report aggregate information
to our advertisers. In addition, theScreener.com Mail includes IP addresses in outgoing mail message headers.
|How does theScreener.com use my information?|
theScreener.com's primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you, the user, with a
customized experience on our network of sites. This includes personalization services,
interactive communications and many other types of services.
Our advertisers never have access to individual account information. Only theScreener.com has access to
individuals' accounts. You will only receive special offers via email from theScreener.com if you have
indicated in your account preferences that you would like to receive them. You can change your
account preferences at any time.
theScreener.com does research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior based on the
information provided to us upon registration, during a promotion, from our server log files
or from surveys. We do this to better understand and serve our users. This research is compiled
and analyzed on an aggregated basis. theScreener.com may share this aggregated data with advertisers or
|Who is collecting information?|
When you are on a theScreener.com site and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that
information with theScreener.com alone, unless it is specifically stated otherwise. For example, some
theScreener.com services are offered in conjunction with a partner company. In order to provide you with
this co-branded service, it is necessary for us to share your personal information with our
partner company. If data is being collected and/or maintained by any company other than theScreener.com,
you will be notified prior to the time of the data collection or transfer. If you do not want
your data to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by not using that particular
Promotions that run on theScreener.com may be sponsored by companies other than theScreener.com or may be
co-sponsored by theScreener.com and another company. Some or all data collected during a promotion may
be shared with the sponsor. If data will be shared, you will be notified prior to the time of
data collection or transfer. You can decide not to participate in the promotion if you don't
want your data to be shared.
Please be aware that theScreener.com advertisers or web sites that have links on our site may collect
personally identifiable information about you. The information practices of those web sites
linked to theScreener.com are not covered by this privacy statement.
|With whom does theScreener.com share my information?|
As a general rule, theScreener.com will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information
except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe
in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below. Please see
the Terms of Service or Use Agreements for each of our products and services for more detailed
information about how your personal information may be shared. The following describes some of
the ways that your information may be disclosed.
Business Partners & Sponsors: theScreener.com may disclose your personal information to business
partners or sponsors, but this is specifically described to you prior to data collection or
prior to transferring the data. Details of shared use can be found in specific Terms of Service
or Use Agreements and promotions rules. Some or all data collected during a promotion may be
shared with a sponsor. If personally identifying data about you will be shared, we will tell
you before we collect or transfer the data.
Many promotions offer opportunities to request additional information from sponsors. By
requesting more information, you give theScreener.com permission to transfer your personal information
to the sponsor so they can fulfill your request. In many instances, only your email address
will be shared. If more information will be shared with the sponsor, you will be notified prior
to the transfer.
From time to time, you may be offered the opportunity to receive materials or special offers
from third parties. If you opt-in to receive information from these third parties, theScreener.com will
(with your permission) share your name and email address with them.
Third Party Data & Data in the Aggregate: Under confidentiality agreements, theScreener.com may match
user information with third party data. Also, theScreener.com discloses aggregated user statistics in
order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties,
and for other lawful purposes.
Other: theScreener.com may also disclose account information in special cases when we have reason to
believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal
action against someone who may be violating theScreener.com's Terms of Service or may be causing
(either intentionally or unintentionally) injury to or interference with theScreener.com's rights or
property, other theScreener.com users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. theScreener.com
may disclose or access account information when we believe in good faith that the law requires
it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and
improve our products and services.
What are my choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of my information?
theScreener.com may, from time to time, send you email regarding our products and services. In addition,
if you indicated upon registration that you are interested in receiving offers or information
from theScreener.com and our partners, we may occasionally send you direct mail about products and
services that we feel may be of interest to you. Only theScreener.com (or agents working on behalf of
theScreener.com and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these direct mailings and only if
you indicated that you do not object to these offers. If you do not want to receive such
mailings, simply tell us when you give us your personal information. You can easily edit
your theScreener.com Account Information at any time to no longer receive such offers and mailings.
You will need your theScreener.com ID and Password in order to access your theScreener.com Account Information.
On some types of theScreener.com promotions, we will ask for your email address in order to update you
on your score, entries and status. When you participate in these types of promotions, you
automatically receive promotion-related email, unless you choose the no-email option that
some promotions offer. Occasionally these promotion-related email messages may include
You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have
the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies.
If you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable to use those theScreener.com services that require
registration in order to participate. theScreener.com does not sell or rent user information to anyone.
We will notify you at the time of data collection or transfer if your data will be shared with
a third party and you will always have the option of not permitting the transfer. If you do not
wish to allow your data to be shared, you can choose not to use a particular service or not to
participate in certain promotions or contests.
What is theScreener.com's policy on allowing me to update, correct, or delete my personally identifiable
You may edit your theScreener.com Account Information and your public theScreener.com Profile at any time by using
your theScreener.com ID and password.
Your theScreener.com account can be deleted or deactivated, but doing so will result in not being able to
access any members-only area of the theScreener.com. If you saved the confirmation email you received when
you first created your theScreener.com account, you can use the URL provided in that message to delete
your account at any time. Please contact
for further instructions about deleting or deactivating your theScreener.com account.
If you are participating in a theScreener.com promotion and you wish to update your email address on the
promotions mailing list or to quit a promotion and cease receiving promotion-related email,
How does theScreener.com protect my personal financial and related information?
Keeping your personal financial and related information private is vitally important to us.
As with all information, theScreener.com will never rent or sell your personal financial or related
information. This includes information kept in your theScreener.com Portfolio or from any theScreener.com tools.
Knowing that you use certain services or features may help us to offer you better and more
relevant content and advertisements. But as with all personally identifiable information, we
do not make this available to any third parties without your permission. Any user statistics
that we may provide to prospective advertisers or partners regarding financial product or
service usage on theScreener.com are provided in the aggregate only and do not include any personally
identifiable information about any individual user.
Please note that there are several places on the theScreener.com services where you can transmit credit card information in order to complete a purchase transaction or for verification purposes. Any time we ask for a credit card number we transmit that credit card number in an encrypted format. We use industry-standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption.
What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of my
Your theScreener.com Account Information and theScreener.com Profile are password-protected so that you and only
you have access to this personal information. You may edit your theScreener.com Account Information and
theScreener.com Profile by using your theScreener.com ID and password.
We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. theScreener.com will never ask you for
your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. Also remember to sign
out of your theScreener.com account and close your browser window when you have finished your work.
This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if
you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a
library or Internet cafe.
As a global company theScreener.com has international sites and users all over the world. When you give
theScreener.com personal information, that information may be sent electronically to servers outside of
the country where you originally entered the information, such as to the United States or
other countries. In addition, that information may be used, stored and processed outside of
the country where you entered that information. Whenever theScreener.com handles personal information
as described above, regardless of where this occurs, theScreener.com takes steps to ensure that your
information is treated securely and in accordance with the relevant Terms of Service and
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, theScreener.com cannot ensure or
warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or
services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our
best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
|What else should I know about my privacy?|
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for
example on message boards, through email, or in chat areas - that information can be collected
and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to
the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or
any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.
Questions regarding this statement should be directed to