SmartStops.net Privacy Policy

SmartStops.net (DBA Accionet LLC) (the “Company”) is committed to maintaining robust privacy protections for its users. Our Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) is designed to help you understand how we collect, use and safeguard the information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Service.

For purposes of this Agreement, “Site” refers to the Company’s websites, which can be accessed at www.smartstops.net, invest.smartstops.net or smartriskalert.net or through our mobile application.

“Service” refers to the Company’s services accessed via the Site, in which users can use free tools and a subscription service that helps users manage their risk in the stock market.

The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the Company.

“You” refers to you, as a user of our Site or our Service.

By accessing our Site or our Service, you accept our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions (i.e. Terms of Use) found here: https://invest.smartstops.net/terms/. And you consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Information We Collect

1. Information collected via Technology
In an effort to improve the quality of the Service, we track information provided to us by your browser or by our software application when you view or use the Service, such as the website you came from (known as the “referring URL”), the type of browser you use, the device from which you connected to the Service, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you. We track this information using cookies, or small text files which include an anonymous unique identifier. View our Cookie Policy.

2. Information you provide us by registering for an account
In addition to the information provided automatically by your browser when you visit the Site, to become a subscriber to the Service you will need to create a personal profile. You can create a profile by registering with the Service and entering your email address, and creating a user name and a password. By registering, you are authorizing us to collect, store and use your email address in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Children’s Privacy
The Site and the Service are not directed to anyone under the age of 13. We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act) The Site does not knowingly collect or solicit information from anyone under the age of 13, or allow anyone under the age of 13 to sign up for the Service. In the event that we learn that we have gathered personal information from anyone under the age of 13 without the consent of a parent or guardian, we will delete that information as soon as possible. If you believe we have collected such information, please contact us at support@smartstops.net

California Online Privacy Protection Act
CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. To learn more about CalOPPA, click on this link: https://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/cybersecurity/making_your_privacy_practices_public.pdf

We are CalOPPA compliant as we:

  • Allow users to visit our site anonymously
  • Have a link to our Privacy Policy on our home page and a cookie notification that occurs upon first coming to the website that user can accept or reject
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy”, and can be easily found on the page specified above.
    • Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page
    • Users are able to change the personal information by either emailing us or logging into their account to change certain stored data themselves.

How We Use and Share Information

Personal Information
Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not sell, trade, rent or otherwise share for marketing purposes your Personal Information with third parties without your consent. We do share Personal Information with vendors who are performing services for the Company, such as the servers for our email communications who are provided access to user’s email address for purposes of sending emails from us. Those vendors use your Personal Information only at our direction and in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

In general, the Personal Information you provide to us is used to help us communicate with you. For example, we use Personal Information to contact users in response to questions, solicit feedback from users, provide technical support, and inform users about promotional offers.

We may share Personal Information with outside parties if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to meet any applicable legal process or enforceable governmental request; to enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations; address fraud, security or technical concerns; or to protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of our users or the public as required or permitted by law.

Credit card information is not stored on our servers and is strictly used for processing transactions to our subscription service via our merchant processor, PayPal. The information is passed securely. You can read about PayPal’s security measures and privacy policy here.

Login information that you may submit to use our Broker Integration (Brokerlink) service, is not stored on our servers. It is passed in an encrypted form to the participating broker’s platform.

Non-Personal Information
In general, we use Non-Personal Information to help us improve the Service and customize the user experience. We also aggregate Non-Personal Information in order to track trends and analyze use patterns on the Site. This Privacy Policy does not limit in any way our use or disclosure of Non-Personal Information and we reserve the right to use and disclose such Non-Personal Information to our partners, advertisers and other third parties at our discretion.

In the event we undergo a business transaction such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Personal Information may be among the assets transferred. You acknowledge and consent that such transfers may occur and are permitted by this Privacy Policy, and that any acquirer of our assets may continue to process your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. If our information practices change at any time in the future, we will post the policy changes to the Site so that you may opt out of the new information practices. We suggest that you check the Site periodically if you are concerned about how your information is used.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are sent to the terminal you use to access to the Internet (usually your browser) by the websites you visit. Cookies are stored in your computer to be recognized by those websites on your subsequent visits. Cookies cannot be used to retrieve other data from your hard disk, transmit computer viruses or identify and use e-mail addresses. Each cookie is unique to each browser and device you use to access our Website. Cookies can be installed by the operator of the website you are visiting (“first party cookies“) or by other websites (“third party cookies“).

Cookies can be permanently stored in your device until they expire or until you delete them (“permanent cookies“) or they can be automatically eliminated when you abandon the website or when you close your browser (“session cookies“).

Cookies are used for several purposes: to ensure the correct functioning of the Website and offer an improved and more efficient browsing experience.

Types of cookies

1. Technical cookies
Technical cookies are cookies used exclusively to transmit a communication on an electronic communication network, or insofar as they are strictly necessary to provide a service expressly required by you.

These cookies grant a smooth navigation and use of the Website and allow you to browse with certain per-determined settings (symbol lookup etc). in order to improve our service. These Cookies don’t collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous. We may use these Cookies to help us understand how you use the website and assess how well the Website performs and how we could improve it for you. We may also use such Cookies to discover which parts of the Website interest you and measure how effective our advertising is.

These cookies include analytical cookies, which are sometimes directly used by the website’s operator to collect anonymous and aggregate information on visitors and on how visitors use the website for statistical purposes.

Your prior consent is not necessary for the use of these cookies.

Browsing and session cookies

2. Profiling cookies
Profiling cookies are aimed at creating user profiles and are used to send online advertising messages in line with the preferences shown by the user during navigation.

These cookies, either of the Company or of third parties, are accurately selected and checked and are used to guarantee that the marketing messages received through the Site or other websites used by the Company to transmit its advertising messages are in line with the visitor’s preferences. Our advertising policy is conceived to offer pertinent messages, based on previous visits to the Site, on the pages visited more frequently and on other data concerning the visitor.

Your prior consent is necessary for the use of these cookies.

Cookies used on the Site

The cookies used on the Site are listed in the following tables:

First-Party Cookies

Category Type Duration Purpose
Functional & Performance cookies Technical cookies Session They are only used to ensure that our Website functions properly and to improve our service, allowing easier browsing based on a set of criteria selected by the visitor (e.g. language, country and/or products selected for purchase). They are removed when the browser is closed.

Third-Party Cookies

Category Type Duration Purpose Privacy policy & opt-out
Analytics cookies Google Analytics permanent (10 min. and  2 years) They are used to anonymously monitor how the visitor uses the Website for statistical purposes, allowing SmartStops to optimize how the Website works and offer a better browsing experience. For more information click here.  To opt-out: click here
Profiling cookies Google Double-click 540 days They are used to select online advertising messages based on the visitor’s interests, based on the information collected during browsing, and to prevent the visitor from viewing ads already displayed in the past. Prior consent is requested for the use of these cookies. For more information and to opt-out click here
Facebook 90 days They are used to select advertising messages in Facebook based on the visitor’s preferences and interests, based on information collected when the visitor browses our Website. Prior consent is requested for the use of these cookies. For more information click here.  To opt-out click here

 

Management of cookie preferences

You always have a choice over whether or not to accept Cookies. When you first visit the Website and we notify you about our use of Cookies, you can choose not to consent to such use. If you continue to use the Website, you are consenting to our use of Cookies for the time being. However, you can choose not to continue accepting Cookies at any later time. In this section, we describe ways to manage Cookies, including how to disable them.

You can manage Cookies through the settings of your internet browser. You can choose to block or restrict Cookies from being placed on your computer or device. You can also review periodically review the Cookies that have been placed there and disable some or all of them.

You can learn more about how to manage Cookies below as well as on the following websites: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.com.

Please be aware that if you choose not to accept certain Cookies, it may mean we are unable to provide you with some services or features of the Website.

You may change and manage your cookie preferences either through our Website or your browser’s settings:

1) From our Site
You may give or withdraw your consent to the use of profiling cookies through this link – Settings. Moreover, through the opt-out links indicated in the previous section, it is possible to disable third party cookies.

2) From your browser’s settings
If you wish to block or delete the cookies received from our Website or any other website, you can do so by changing your browser’s settings.
You can find below the links to the instructions of the following browsers:

Please note that if you disable all cookies, including navigation and functional cookies, your navigation may be affected, and you may not be able to use some of our Website’s functionalities. For example, you may not be able to access to some of our Website’s functionalities or free services, such as “Analyze Risk” or purchase our services.

Third-party plugins

Our Website may also contain social media plugins and/or buttons that allow us to easily share our contents on your favorite social media. These plugins do not save any cookies on your computer. However, if a cookie is already in your computer, the plugins are able to recognize it and use it. Collection and use of information by these third parties are carried out based on their privacy policies. We recommend you read those privacy policies carefully.

Use of other websites

We recommend you read the privacy and cookie policies of the websites you may access through the links found on our Website.
Please note that your cookie preference settings on this Website will not be applied to other companies’ websites.

Scope of data disclosure and dissemination

Data collected through cookies are processed by employees and staff of the Company expressly appointed as persons in charge of the processing or data processors.
 These data may be processed by third-party companies carrying out technical and organizational work on Prada’s behalf (e.g. web service providers). These companies are appointed as data processors.

Data collected through cookies may be transferred abroad by taking the necessary measures and precautions under the applicable laws, so that we can grant an adequate level of data security and protection. Under no circumstances your data will be disclosed to indeterminate persons.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

The Company reserves the right to change this policy and our Terms of Service at any time.  We will notify you of significant changes to our Privacy Policy by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account or by placing a prominent notice on our site. Significant changes will go into effect 30 days following such notification. Non-material changes or clarifications will take effect immediately. You should periodically check the Site and this privacy page for updates.

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the practices of this Site, please contact us by sending an email to support@smartstops.net or use the Contact Us on our site or by calling us at: 1-877-654-7766.

LAST UPDATED: October 1, 2018

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