OptionQuest.com Website Privacy
This document was last updated
on March 22nd, 2007
1. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND ACCEPTANCE
Option Quest, LLC is committed
to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement sets forth our current privacy
practices with regard to the information we collect when you or your computer
interact with our website. By accessing OptionQuest.com, you acknowledge and
fully understand Option Quest, LLC's Privacy Statement and freely consent to
the information collection and use practices described in this Website Privacy
2. PARTICIPATING MERCHANT
Related services and offerings
with links from this website, including vendor sites, have their own privacy
statements that can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding links within
each respective website. Online merchants and others who participate in Option
Quest, LLC services are encouraged to participate in industry privacy initiatives
and to take a responsible attitude towards consumer privacy. However, since
we do not have direct control over the policies or practices of participating
merchants and other third parties, we are not responsible for the privacy practices
or contents of those sites. We recommend and encourage that you always review
the privacy policies of merchants and other third parties before you provide
any personal information or complete any transaction with such parties.
3. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
AND HOW WE USE IT
Option Quest, LLC collects certain information from and about its users three
ways: directly from our Web Server logs, the user, and with Cookies.
a. Web Server Logs.
When you visit our Website, we may track information to administer the site
and analyze its usage. Examples of information we may track include:
" Your Internet protocol address.
" The kind of browser or computer you use.
" Number of links you click within the site.
" State or country from which you accessed the site.
" Date and time of your visit.
" Name of your Internet service provider.
" Web page you linked to our site from.
" Pages you viewed on the site.
Option Quest, LLC may use
cookies to personalize or enhance your user experience. A cookie is a small
text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot
be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely
assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web Server in the domain that issued
the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes
of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example,
if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the
site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. Hence, this simplifies
the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation by providing
and saving your preferences and login information as well as providing personalized
Option Quest, LLC reserves
the right to share aggregated site statistics with partner companies, but does
not allow other companies to place cookies on our website unless there is a
temporary, overriding customer value (such as merging into OptionQuest.com a
site that relies on third-party cookies).
You have the ability to
accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but
you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject
cookies by changing your browser settings then be aware that this may disable
some of the functionality on our Website.
c. Personal Information
Visitors to our website
can register to purchase services. When you register, we will request some personal
information such as name, address, email, telephone number or facsimile number,
account number and other relevant information. If you are purchasing a service
or a valuation, we will request financial information. Any financial information
we collect is used only to bill you for the services you purchased or to provide
a market valuation. If you purchase by credit card, this information may be
forwarded to your credit card provider or a credit card processor. For other
types of registrations, we will ask for the relevant information. You may also
be asked to disclose personal information to us so that we can provide assistance
and information to you. For example, such data may be warranted in order to
provide online technical support and troubleshooting.
We will not disclose personally
identifiable information we collect from you to third parties without your permission
except to the extent necessary including:
" To fulfill your service
requests for services.
" To protect ourselves from liability,
" To respond to legal process or comply with law, or
" In connection with a merger, acquisition, or liquidation of the company.
4. USE OF WEB BEACONS OR
OptionQuest.com Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons
- sometimes also called single-pixel gifs - that allow OptionQuest.com to count
users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. OptionQuest.com
may include Web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or newsletters in order
to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
Some of these Web beacons
may be placed by third party service providers to help determine the effectiveness
of our advertising campaigns or email communications. These Web beacons may
be used by these service providers to place a persistent cookie on your computer.
This allows the service provider to recognize your computer each time you visit
certain pages or emails and compile anonymous information in relation to those
page views, which in turn enables us and our service providers to learn which
advertisements and emails bring you to our website and how you use the site.
OptionQuest.com prohibits Web beacons from being used to collect or access your
5. ACCESSING WEB ACCOUNT
We will provide you with the means to ensure that personally identifiable information
in your web account file is correct and current. You may review this information
by contacting us by sending an email to our support attendant - firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT
Option Quest, LLC reserves the discretion to occasionally update this privacy
statement. When we do, we will also revise the "updated" date at the
top of this Privacy page. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy
statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal
information we collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement
to this privacy statement and any updates.
7. CONTACTING US
If you have questions regarding our Privacy Statement, its implementation, failure
to adhere to this Privacy Statement and/or our general practices, please contact
us. email@example.com or send your comments to :
Option Quest, LLC
Attention: Privacy Statement
750 Main Street, Suite 319,
Hartford, CT 06103
Option Quest, LLC will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly respond
and resolve any problem or question.