Effective Date: July 31, 2015
II. HOW WE COLLECT AND USE PERSONAL INFORMATION
Personal Information You Volunteer. Fidelity collects any personal information that you provide while visiting or using the Website. This may include your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and other contact information, account information, demographic information, and any other personal information that you submit when registering for Fidelity services, completing your personal profile, posting content on the Website, requesting that we contact you, or using the Website. We use this personal information to:
- Create and validate your account;
- Communicate with you regarding your account and the Website (including via announcements and our newsletter);
- Provide any Website content or services that you request;
- Monitor and improve the quality of the Website;
- Customize and improve the quality of advertising and promotions on the Website;
- As otherwise required or permitted under applicable law; and
- For any other purpose made apparent at the time of collection.
Your Choices When Submitting Personal Information. You may be required to submit certain personal information to Fidelity in order to create an account, validate your identity, or use certain content or services. By default, some of this information will be displayed and made available publicly on FidelityCommunications.com, including as part of your personal profile and as part of content posted by you on FidelityCommunications.com. In other cases, you can choose whether to provide personal information to Fidelity, whether to display this personal information publicly on FidelityCommunications.com, or whether to include personal information in content submitted for posting on FidelityCommunications.com. We urge you to carefully consider the types of personal information that you include in your personal profile or submit for posting on FidelityCommunications.com. For more information, please see the section entitled Privacy Practices of Third Parties below.
Automatic Collection of Information. Certain types of non-personally identifiable information may be collected automatically when you visit or use the Website. For instance, we may collect the IP address of the computer you are using; the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet; the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked to the Website; the type of browser you are using; time and date stamp information; and information regarding your visit to FidelityCommunications.com, including your landing page, the number and order of pages viewed, and the time spent on a particular page. We do not treat this information as personal information, unless it is combined with contact, account or similar information that personally identifies you.
Cookies; Web Beacons and Clear Gifs. Like many websites, FidelityCommunications.com may use session-based or persistent "cookies" or similar technologies to automatically gather some information about you or offer a personalized experience when using the Website. We use these technologies to enhance navigation, log account information, log click-stream data for advertisers, and facilitate your use of the Website. Many areas of FidelityCommunications.com require cookies, and cannot be used without enabling cookies. If you are concerned about cookies stored on your computer, we encourage you to follow your browser's guidance for deleting cookies after completing a browsing session. We, our advertisers and ad serving companies may also use small pieces of code called "web beacons" or "clear gifs" to determine which advertisements and promotions users have seen and how users responded to them.
III. HOW WE SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION
Service Providers. We may share personal information collected through FidelityCommunications.com with companies that perform services on our behalf, including companies that provide support services to us (such as data storage, web hosting and email services) or that help us market our products and services. Credit card processing is handled by our service providers, and subject to the privacy policies and practices of the credit card processor.
Business Partners. Fidelity does not rent or sell your personal information to unaffiliated third parties for mass marketing purposes. Subject to any applicable law, we may share personal information collected through FidelityCommunications.com with our affiliated entities and our strategic business partners. These affiliates and business partners may use the information to contact you about products or services that may be of interest, to improve the quality and relevance of their products and services, or as otherwise required or permitted under applicable law.
Law Enforcement and Protection. We may disclose your personal information when we believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law (including a court order or subpoena); to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce the terms that govern your use of FidelityCommunications.com; or to protect the rights, property or safety of FidelityCommunications.com, other users, or third parties. We also reserve the right to report to appropriate law enforcement or government agencies any activities that we, in good faith, believe to be harmful or unlawful, with or without providing notice to you.
Business Transfers. All personal information and other content submitted by you to FidelityCommunications.com is treated as a business asset, and may be transferred to another company that acquires an ownership interest in the stock or assets of Fidelity or one of our operating divisions, including as the result of a sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or liquidation.
IV. PRIVACY PRACTICES OF THIRD PARTIES
Use of Your Personal Information and Content by Third Parties. Please consider carefully the types of personal information and other content that you post on FidelityCommunications.com. Most areas of FidelityCommunications.com may be viewed by both members and non-registered visitors. We have no control over how other users may respond to, use, or misuse the information that you include in your personal profile or the content that you post to FidelityCommunications.com, or for any actions taken by other users online or offline. For instance, it is possible for other users to obtain personal information about you that you post or make available on FidelityCommunications.com, and to use that information to send you unsolicited communications, harass or injure you. We do not approve of such conduct. However, you acknowledge and agree that FidelityCommunications.com and its owners, operators, affiliates, agents and suppliers, including Fidelity, are not responsible for any other user's or third party's use of use of personal information or other content that you post on FidelityCommunications.com, or for the online or offline actions of any other user or third party, and shall have no liability for any actions or inaction taken in connection therewith.
Links to Third Party Websites. FidelityCommunications.com may contain links to other websites, including links posted by users or advertisers. We do not take any responsibility for monitoring these links, and inclusion of these links should not be construed as any sort of affiliation, sponsorship, endorsement, or approval by Fidelity. When you access a third-party website, you do so at your own risk. You should review the privacy policies of other websites carefully before providing any information to such websites. We shall not be responsible or liable for any information, opinions, goods or services available on or through any third party website, or any third party website's privacy practices.
V. TERMS OF SERVICE
The Website is intended for and directed to adults. In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we do not knowingly permit registration or submission of personally identifiable information by anyone under 13 years of age. If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide us with any personally identifiable information. If we are notified that someone under the age of 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we will use reasonable efforts to remove such personal information from our databases.
VII. ONLINE SECURITY
Fidelity implements measures to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of sensitive personal information under Fidelity's control and not otherwise publicly posted on the website. However, please bear in mind that no website or data transmission over the Internet is totally secure. As a result, we cannot promise or guarantee the security of any personal information you provide on or through FidelityCommunications.com.
VIII. OPT-OUT FOR COMMUNICATIONS
To opt-out of receiving communications from us (other than required communications such as account set-up, account change, and similar administrative notices), you may reply to the email sent by us with a request to "unsubscribe," alter your communication setting preferences in your personal profile (where applicable), or follow any other opt-out directions provided in the communication. Please understand that it may take some time to receive, verify and process your request.
IX. CONTACTING US