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Welcome   April 18, 2014
 
At Marketocracy we respect your right to privacy. Our continued relationship with our customers is our most valued asset. We do not collect any personal information from our users or visitors to our site without their consent, nor will we resell any collected information. If you have questions concerning your privacy at Marketocracy please email us at support@marketocracy.com and we will promptly respond.
 
left curve  What information does Marketocracy collect from me? right curve
   

Marketocracy collects information from different parts of our web site. Some personal information is gathered when you register. During registration, Marketocracy asks for your name, email address, and mailing address. The more information you volunteer, the better we are able to customize your experience. Once registered, you are no longer anonymous to Marketocracy - you are given a login ID and password which provide access to all of Marketocracy's many offerings. In addition to registration, we may ask you for personal information at other times, including (but not limited to) when you enter a contest or promotion sponsored by Marketocracy and/or our business partners; when you post information in the Marketocracy forums; and when you report a problem with our site or services. If you contact Marketocracy we may keep a record of your correspondence. Marketocracy may also occasionally ask users to complete surveys that we use for research purposes. Wherever we collect personal information, we will make an effort to include a link to this privacy policy on that page.

     
left curve  How does Marketocracy use my information? right curve
   

Marketocracy's primary goal in collecting personal information is to specifically identify each of its users and provide the best service possible for each. In addition to the use of personal information to operate the site, Marketocracy also gathers anonymous information, which may be used by Marketocracy or shared with its partners. This information does not personally identify you, but may be helpful for marketing purposes or for improving the services we offer. Generally, this information is collected through "traffic data" and may entail the use of "cookies" "IP addresses" or other numeric codes used to identify a computer.

When we show rankings of Marketocracy members and their funds, we will use your unique member login name as a screen name. These rankings will also include fund names as they are titled on the site. Please ensure that all information included in login names and fund titles is acceptable to you for public display. Members can change their fund names on the "administration" report.

     
left curve  Is my personal information secure from others using this site? right curve
   

Personal information collected by Marketocracy is stored on secure servers not available to the public.

     
left curve  With whom does Marketocracy share my personal information? right curve
   

No one.

Information provided for on-line application, surveys, promotions, contests or other site features will be used only for the purposes stated for such activity. Marketocracy members will logon with their unique login ID and password with each use, ensuring their security and verifying their identity. Members are advised to not share their login IDs and passwords with others. This is our privacy assurance to users of our website:

  1. Members will have 24-hour daily access to their accounts and will have the ability to modify personal information.
  2. Personal information will not be shared with other users or organization, nor sold at any time. We reserve the right to disclose or report personal information in limited circumstances where we believe our service has been used in an unlawful manner.
  3. Marketocracy will take every technological precaution to ensure the security of our users' information and accounts.
  4. We will make every attempt to limit the amount of personal information collected when delivering our service to our users.
  5. All Marketocracy employees with access to our users confidential information are bound by strict confidentiality agreements.
  6. Any third party companies used to help Marketocracy protect the security of our site will do so only after agreeing to a strict confidentiality agreement conforming to our privacy standards.
  7. We will continue to evaluate our efforts and available technology to continue to protect your personal information.
     
left curve  What are cookies and how does Marketocracy use them? right curve
   

To customize and enhance personalized services, Marketocracy uses cookies to store and sometimes track information about you. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. All points on Marketocracy where you are prompted to log-in or that are customizable require that you accept cookies.

Generally, we use cookies to:

  1. Remind us of who you are and to provide you with access to your account information (stored on our computers) and to provide you a better and more personalized service. A cookie is set when you register or "Sign In" and is modified when you "Sign Out" of our services.
  2. Estimate our audience size. Each browser accessing Marketocracy is given a unique cookie which is then used to determine the extent of repeat usage, usage by a registered user versus by an unregistered user, and to help target advertisements based on users' interests and behavior.
  3. Track your progress and number of entries in some of our promotions and contests. When a Marketocracy-hosted promotion uses cookies, the information written to the cookie indicates the user's progress through the promotion, and may be used to track entries, submissions, and status in prize drawings.
  4. Measure certain traffic patterns and which areas of Marketocracy's website you have visited, as well as your visiting patterns in aggregate. We use this research to compare our users' habits so that we can make each new experience on Marketocracy a better one. We may use this information to better personalize content or promotions that you and other users will see on our site.
  5. Focus new functionality or offers. Advertising networks that serve ads to Marketocracy may also use their own cookies.
  6. Learn how our customers navigate the pre-login (non-secure) pages of our website. Cookies never contain data that is "executed" as code, so it cannot carry viruses or programs. Cookies are linked to browser programs and do not specifically identify an individual user.