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Privacy Policy
Last revised: January 25, 2009, Inc. shares your concern about the protection of your personal information online. This is our policy regarding the privacy of information we collect on our web sites. We have recently revised our policy. Please take some time to review the new version below.

This Privacy Policy includes examples of the types of personal information we collect and the kinds of companies with whom we share such information. These examples are illustrative and should not be considered a complete inventory of our information collection, use and sharing practices. We will comply with applicable state laws that may restrict the types of information we may disclose about you or require us to provide you with additional notices.  
Information Gathered and Tracked by, Inc., Inc. gathers two types of data about users: (a) personal information, which individual users provide (i) when registering as a member of, our free-trial flagship site, (ii) when registering as a subscriber to one of our premium subscription services, and (iii) voluntarily at certain other points, such as contests or surveys; and (b) tracking information, which is automatically collected about all visitors to our sites.

PERSONAL INFORMATION collects personal information in several places on our web sites, which are set forth generally below. We will always provide a secure area of our sites for you to enter your information, but if you prefer, you may talk offline to a customer service representative and provide the required information over the telephone or via email.   


Currently, we do not require users to become members of in order to have access to the free–trial commentary, analysis and news available on our flagship site, However, if you'd like to receive one or more of our free email newsletters, gain access select commentary articles we require you to register here to become a member.

In order to register, you'll have to supply us with your email and postal addresses, choose a unique User Name and Password, and provide us with some additional information about you (the reason for your visit to, what kind of investor you are, etc.). Additionally, you will be required to verify your email address by clicking on the activation link in the Welcome Letter that will be sent to you upon your submission of a completed registration form.

Premium Services

If you'd like access to one or more of our premium subscription-based services, you first must register as a member of as described above, and then you'll have to pick a unique User Name and Password. Then, on the subscription registration page for the premium service you are interested in, you'll need to supply us with the information specified to activate your free trial or paid subscription. 


Tracking data consists of both individual and aggregated tracking information and is automatically gathered using "cookies." A cookie is a small data file containing information, such as a user's login name, that is written to the user's hard drive by a web server and used to track the pages visited.   

Tracking by
We use cookies in several ways to track user behavior. First, the information we gather on an individual basis is used for internal purposes only, such as accessing a member's account information. We also use tracking information on an aggregate basis, to track the readership of stories and usage of our products, to analyze traffic patterns on our sites, and to provide anonymous reporting of usage for internal and external clients. In all cases, cookies used by, Inc. are encoded and contain a unique digital signature to prevent tampering. They do not contain user passwords. We also employ technology that is commonly referred to as "action tags" (also known as "web beacons" or "one pixel .gif files") to measure the effectiveness of our advertisements.

You can control your browser's settings regarding cookies by selecting "Internet Options" or "Preferences" in the menu bar of your browser. This will allow you to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, have your browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or disable cookies altogether. However, because cookies allow you to easily navigate our web sites without having to constantly log in using your User Name and Password, we recommend that you leave them turned on.    

Tracking by our Advertisers's advertisers include financial services companies (such as brokerage firms, banks, and mortgage companies) and non-financial services companies (such as computer manufacturers, software companies, automobile makers and retail stores).'s advertisers and advertising vendors display targeted advertisements. Although does not provide any personal information to the advertiser or advertising vendor, by interacting with or clicking on an ad you consent to the possibility that the advertiser will assume you meet the targeting criteria used.

In addition to cookies placed by or its agents, as described above, advertisers and advertising vendors that serve ads onto our web sites may use their own cookies or other tracking technologies. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any such advertisers and vendors.  

USE OF THE INFORMATION, Inc. uses personal information obtained from its users as stated in this Privacy Policy, and to enhance users' experiences on our sites.

Disclosures Permitted by Law does not sell or disclose personal information about you described above to with other people or nonaffiliated companies, except to provide you with products or services, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

a.We provide the information on a confidential basis to nonaffiliated companies we engage as contractors or agents to perform services for us, such as maintaining software, sending direct mail or administering a sweepstakes or contest. Information will be shared with such contractors only to the extent reasonably necessary for them to perform services on our behalf, and pursuant to confidentiality obligations;
b. In response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, from law enforcement agencies or state and federal regulators;
c. If we sell or otherwise transfer substantially all of our assets related to any web site that we own or operate and any product or service that we offer. In that event, we will require such third party to honor our current Privacy Policy; until the third party provides you with notice of changes to our Privacy Policy and permits you to exercise any rights you may have under applicable law to limit disclosures of information about you.

Disclosures for Joint Marketing and Servicing may disclose all the information we collect as described above to other companies such as direct marketers to perform marketing services on our behalf, or to financial institutions, such as banks, insurance companies and securities broker-dealers, with whom we have joint marketing agreements.    

Other Uses
Free Newsletters 
If you're a registered member of, we use your email address to send you free email newsletters containing selected stories, market information, advertisements and links to our sites. You can select which free newsletters you would like to receive or remove yourself from our free newsletter delivery list at any time by visiting the account information page or contacting our customer service department by email at or by telephone at (212) 780-0532 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. EST.
Premium Services 
If you're a subscriber, we use your email address, postal address or fax number, as applicable, to deliver our premium products and services. You can view your account information at any time by visiting the Account Information page or by contacting our customer service department by email at or by telephone at (212) 780-0532, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. EST.
Special Offers and Advertisements 
We may from time to time send you special offers and advertisements for products or services offered by third parties. We will not disclose any of your personal information to such third parties when we do this. If you do not wish to receive third party offers and advertisements, please change your settings on our account information page, or contact our customer service department by email at, or by telephone at (212) 780-0532, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. EST.      

CORRECTING AND UPDATING THE INFORMATION offers to its members the ability to correct or update online the information we collected during registration by visiting the Account Information page. You may also contact our customer service department by email at or by telephone at (212) 780-0532 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. EST.     

SECURITY, Inc. limits access to personal information about you to those employees whom we determine need access to that information to provide products or services to you. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with federal standards to guard your personal information. However, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our servers, nor can we guarantee that information that users supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.

FORMER CUSTOMERS, Inc. discloses personal information about former customers only in accordance with this Privacy Policy. 

Please note that this Privacy Policy will not apply to your independent relationships with other companies that from time to time may offer you products and services on's sites. Those companies' privacy policies will govern how they collect, use and disclose personal information that you provide to them.

Questions or comments regarding this policy should be directed to Econcoplay, Inc. reserves the right to modify this policy.