Website Usage Privacy Policy

Website Usage Privacy Policy

Current version published: June 24, 2018
This Privacy Statement explains how Private Advisor Group (“PAG”) uses personal information and applies to all users who access, view, visit, download, or otherwise interact with privateadvisorgroup.com. By visiting the site, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to PAG’s practices, do not access, view, visit, download, or otherwise interact with the site. If you have any questions or comments concerning PAG’s Privacy Statement, please contact us by sending an email to info@privateadvisorgroup.com.

1) Personal Information PAG Gathers

“Personal Information” is information that can be used to identify, locate, or contact an individual. PAG collects the following types of personal information:
Contact Information: Contact Information allows PAG to communicate with you. Examples of contact information include, but are not limited to, your name, accurate postal addresses, valid email address, or other addresses at which you receive communications from or on behalf of PAG.
Transaction Information: PAG automatically receives and records some information from your browser when you visit the site, such as your IP address, cookies and data about which pages you visit on the site through the use of log files provided by our third-party tracking-utility partners. This information helps us analyze and understand how the site works for users. Information that is gathered includes, but is not limited to, information about how you interact with PAG, information about how you use PAG’s sites, email, other communications, and applications, and how you interact with other users.
Posted Information: If you chose to post a comment on our blog, we may collect information regarding your name and the content of your post. It is important to note that any content you post on the blog is publicly displayed and will be seen by other users of the site. When you leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
How Long We Retain Your Data: If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

2) When & Why PAG Discloses Personal Information

PAG will not disclose your personal information to third parties without your explicit consent, except as specified in this privacy statement. PAG will disclose your personal information when:

  • Protecting the rights, property or safety of others, investigate fraud, respond to a government request.
  • PAG believes in good faith that it must disclose such information to prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss.
  • PAG believes in good faith that it must disclose such information to commence an investigation or take action regarding illegal activities or suspected fraud.
  • PAG believes in good faith that it must disclose such information per auditing, compliance, and corporate governance functions.
  • PAG believes in good faith that it must disclose such information to defend PAG in litigation or a regulatory action.
  • PAG believes in good faith that it must disclose such information, or advised to do so by law, such as in response to a subpoena, or similar legal process, including to law enforcement agencies, regulators, and courts in the United States and other countries where we operate.

3) Tracking Technologies

Cookies: PAG implements cookies to store user information and track user activities. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information. Cookies enable PAG to monitor your activity across sessions of interaction between your device and the site.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Analytics: We use a tool called Google Analytics to collect information about use of our site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information only to improve this site. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.
If you wish, you may Disable Google Analytics while on our website.

3) What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

4) PAG Blog

PAG contains a blog and other areas where users may publicly post information, communicate with other users, and submit content they deem relevant for discussion. PAG strongly encourages you to read the PAG Terms of Use carefully prior to posting or engaging in the blog. All the information you post will be accessible to anyone, at any time, with Internet access. Furthermore, PAG strongly advises you to NOT post any personal or identifiable information about yourself or contact information, including address, email, phone numbers, or other means of communicating outside of the blog. Any information you post may be read, collected, and used by others.

4) Contact PAG

If you have questions or suggestions, you may contact PAG by sending an email to info@privateadvisorgroup.com

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