Last Updated April 17, 2013
This Website resides on a third party server service provider to Stock Research
DD Inc. (“SRDDI”). Accordingly, responsibility for Visitor Privacy related to this
Website vests with SRDDI.
SRDDI provides on-line stock market, public company data, Newsletters and e-mails
enabling Visitors to systematically research investment ideas. In this Policy the
following terms have the following meanings:
- “Company” means a company whose data in part may reside in the Website Content;
- “Services” means the subscription services SRDDI provides to Visitors through the
- “SRDDI” means Stock Research DD Inc., the owner of this Website;
- “Visitor” means a person who visits the Website;
- “Website” means www.EconomStraightTalk.com; and,
- “Website Content” means all information and content contained on, distributed through,
or linked, downloaded or accessed from this Website.
SRDDI is committed to protecting and respecting Visitor privacy online. This Policy
explains what SRDDI does with the personal information that it collects from its
Visitors. Please read the following to understand SRDDI’s practices regarding personal
information. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Policy or the
personal information practices of SRDDI, you should contact SRDDI using the contact
information set out at the end of this Policy. The Website Content may contain links
to other websites that are not owned or operated by SRDDI. Please note that this
Policy applies only to the Website and not to the web sites of other organizations
to which SRDDI provides a link. SRDDI is not responsible for the privacy policies
or practices relating to such third party sites and encourages Visitors to read
and make their own enquiries in respect of same.
Visitors signify their consent to SRDDI collecting and using their personal information
in accordance with this Policy, as it is amended from time to time, by their use
of the Website. The date on which this Policy was last revised is noted on the face
of the Policy. Although SRDDI may notify Visitors of significant changes to the
Services, Website and Website Content, Visitors are encouraged to check the date
of the last revisions and to review the Policy carefully if they determine the Website
has been amended since their last visit. Visitors accessing the Website from outside
of Ontario are deemed to have consented to the collection, use and disclosure of
their personal information in Ontario.
What Personal Information does SRDDI Collect about Visitors?
Personal information is information about an identifiable individual. SRDDI requires
that individuals supply specified personal information in order to access certain
parts of the Website. The provision of other personal information requested by SRDDI
is voluntary, but may be required in connection with a specific service, a survey
or a request for feedback. SRDDI limits its collection and use of Visitor personal
information to the information it requires to administer its business and to develop,
improve and deliver its services to Visitors.
How does SRDDI use Personal Information Collected from Visitors?
SRDDI uses the personal information it collects from Visitors to set up and administer
Visitor accounts, permit Visitors to access certain parts of the Website and provide
Visitors with information about the Website and its use, including updates on services
and enhancements to the site’s functionality. SRDDI also uses the personal information
it collects to send Visitors who opt in to receive them, periodic questionnaires
about matters connected to the content of the Website and/or information about promotions
in which Visitors may want to participate.
SRDDI will contact Visitors where required in relation to the administration of
their accounts. The method of communication (via e-mail, telephone, or regular or
registered mail) is in SRDDI’s discretion.
SRDDI may use personal information without consent where permitted or required by
law or for the purpose of collecting a debt owed to SRDDI.
Withdrawing Consent for Optional Programs
If Visitors opt-in but subsequently decide they do not want their contact information
used for either or both of these purposes, they can withdraw their consent by sending
SRDDI an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
identifying the information or materials they no longer want to receive.
Disclosure/Transfer of Personal Information by SRDDI.
SRDDI uses reputable third party service providers (‘Service Providers’. SRDDI also
uses third party service providers to assist it with the design and distribution
of Website enhancements and other notifications to Visitors, as well as with analysis
of responses to Visitor Questionnaires. SRDDI transfers personal information about
Visitors to Service Providers for these purposes. SRDDI uses contractual means to
ensure that personal information it transfers to Service Providers is protected
at a level that is commensurate to the level of protection required under the Personal
Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”), the applicable privacy
law in Canada. Some of SRDDI’s Service Providers may be located in the United States.
Where transactions are processed by a Service Provider located in the United States,
personal information of Visitors will be transferred and stored in the United States
and could be compelled by the Government of the United States or its agencies under
a lawful order made in that country.
SRDDI will disclose personal information without consent where permitted or required
to comply with applicable laws, court orders and requests by the Government of Canada
or Ontario and regulators made under a statutory or regulatory authority. SRDDI
will disclose personal information where the disclosure is required to operate its
systems properly or to collect a debt owed to SRDDI.
SRDDI may use, disclose or sell personal information about Visitors directly to
a third party in connection with a contemplated or an actual purchase of insurance,
sale, assignment, transfer or other disposal of all or part of its assets. Such
use and disclosure may be made for the purpose of determining whether to proceed
or to continue with a business transaction or relationship. In the case of a sale
or assignment, the personal information of Visitors may be used and disclosed by
the purchaser or assignee for substantially the same purposes as are described in
Electronic Collection of Information - IP Addresses and Cookies
A cookie is an arbitrary piece of information that is sent by a website’s server
to a browser and stored on the hard drive of a computer. When Visitors register
to use the Website, SRDDI employs a cookie to recognize a combination of the Visitor’s
user account, computer and browser (collectively referred to as the “Account”) and
verify and identify the Account’s access privileges. Cookies can be disabled, but
a Visitor who chooses not to receive cookies may not be able to access all of the
features of the Website.
An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number that is automatically assigned to
a computer by the Internet Service Provider whenever a person is browsing the World
Wide Web. For systems administration and troubleshooting purposes, SRDDI logs the
IP address of Visitors. The IP address, which is logged, cannot be linked to personal
information such as the Visitor’s name or address, but lets SRDDI know the type
of computer and operating system being used. SRDDI may log IP addresses to track
a Visitor's session, which gives SRDDI information about the particular products
and services that are most frequently accessed by Visitors.
How does SRDDI use Information that is not Personal Information?
SRDDI carries out statistical analysis of Visitor activity on the Website in order
to measure Visitor interest in the various areas of the Website and may inform third
parties as to how many Visitors have visited specific Webpages. Such statistical
information is collected with respect to the Website’s ‘time specific’ numbers of
registered Visitors. Statistical information also is collected with respect to the
‘period specific’ number of times Visitors view specific portions of webpages.
The numeric information collected is aggregated, and as mentioned, may be passed
on to Companies and to other third parties. Names, addresses, and any other personal
information collected by SRDDI are not supplied to Companies or third parties.
How does SRDDI Protect Visitor information?
When Visitors subscribe for the Services, SRDDI offers the use of a secure server.
The secure server software encrypts the information (e.g. e-mail addresses and,
if applicable, credit card details) that Visitors input before it is transmitted
to SRDDI. In addition SRDDI has strict security and confidentiality procedures covering
the storage and disclosure of Visitor personal information in order to safeguard
it, to prevent unauthorized access and to comply with PIPEDA. Specifically, SRDDI
will permit only authorized employees, who are trained in the handling of personal
information, to have access to that information. Employees who violate SRDDI’s Policy
are subject to disciplinary procedures.
Whenever SRDDI hires other organizations to provide support services, as agents
or contractors, SRDDI contractually requires them to conform to its privacy standards
and to allow SRDDI to audit their operations for compliance.
While SRDDI does its best to protect the personal information of Visitors, by using
a secure server and implementing the other security measures described above, SRDDI
cannot absolutely guarantee the security of any information that is transmitted
to it electronically. Visitors have a role in protecting their personal information,
including maintaining the secrecy of their e-mail addresses and any passwords or
account information in their possession.
Requests for Access, Correction, Assistance or Additional Information
Visitors are entitled, except in limited circumstances prescribed by law, to obtain
access to their personal information in the possession or under the control of SRDDI
and to have that information corrected where it is demonstrated to be inaccurate.
To request access or a correction to their personal information or to obtain additional
information about this Policy or the manner in which their personal information
was or is managed by SRDDI, Visitors are asked to contact SRDDI as follows:
Stock Research DD Inc.
Suite 320, 70 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J 2M4
Telephone: (416) 597 4501
Fax: (416) 597 9779