We collect user submitted account information such as name and email address to identify you and send you notifications related to the use of the service. We maintain information you submit in your profile on the site, and we also collect user submitted content about companies and investing and other information. Some information collected is not explicitly submitted by the user. Examples of such information include (but are not limited to): browser-type related information, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, and timestamp.
Information such as your full name, profile photo and any personally identifiable information you have included in your profile may be shown to users, primarily in conjunction with articles you have contributed to. Your full name and email address may also be used when you send an email notification to another user on our site. We may also use your email address to send you communications from us or messages that we send you on behalf of other users, but you may opt out of receiving emails by changing your email preferences in your account settings.
Browser-type related information, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, timestamp data, and other information help us diagnose problems with our server, administer Wikinvest, and otherwise provide the highest possible level of service to you. In addition, we use this information to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
We will notify you when information about you may be provided to third parties in ways other than explained above, and you will have the option to prevent such information sharing.
You hereby acknowledge that we are not responsible for any intercepted information sent via the Internet, and you hereby release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.
Registered members can opt-out of personal messages initiated by users and/or opt-out of receiving notifications initiated by us. Unregistered users that do not wish to receive emails may opt-out of receiving any communications by following the instructions contained in all emails. However, at this time it is not possible for users to opt-out of receiving articles sent to them by other users through using the sharing features of our website.
You should be aware that when you voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (e.g., user name, e-mail address) via reviews, messages, forums, postings, or in other areas of the Wikinvest site, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in your communication, can be collected and correlated and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of Wikinvest. Please do not post any personal information on the Wikinvest site or in other areas that you expect to keep private.
As a registered Wikinvest user, you can modify your personal information at any time by accessing your profile by clicking on your username in the account section of the shelf.
This website is not directed to children, and we do not knowingly solicit information from any child under the age of 13. Should a child whom we know to be under 13 send personal information to us, we will use that information only to respond directly to that child (or a parent or guardian) to inform him or her that we must have parental consent before receiving his or her personal information.
Our website may contain links to third party websites to which we have no affiliation. We do not share your personal information with those websites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. We suggest you read the privacy polices on these third party websites.