Privacy Policy

At StockBlogHub and VitalStocks, we value you as a reader. Since our inception in 2001, we have sought long-term relationships with our customers. We do not wish to profit from the unwanted distribution of your private information or to inundate you with unwanted e-mails or other material. We recognize that privacy is important. This Policy applies to all of the products, services and websites offered by StockBlogHub or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies. In addition, where more detailed information is needed to explain our privacy practices, we post separate privacy notices to describe how particular services process personal information.

Information We Collect and How We Use It

We offer a number of services that do not require you to register for an account or provide any personal information to us. In order to provide our full range of services, we may collect the following types of information:

Information You Provide – When you sign up for our VitalStocks newsletter or other StockBlogHub service or promotion that requires registration, we ask you for personal information (such as your name, email address and an account password). We may combine the information you submit under your account with information from other StockBlogHub services or third parties in order to provide you with a better experience and to improve the quality of our services. For certain services, we may give you the opportunity to opt out of combining such information.

Cookies – When you visit StockBlogHub, we send one or more cookies – a small file containing a string of characters – to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service by storing user preferences and tracking user trends, such as how people search. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some StockBlogHub features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.  We may also track which sites you came from to properly credit them for sending you to us as traffic.

Third Party Advertisements – We also use third party advertisements on StockBlogHub.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Information about Google and the DoubleClick DART cookie –

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on StockBlogHub.
Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to StockBlogHub users based on their visit to StockBlogHub and other sites on the Internet.
Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Log Information – When you use StockBlogHub services, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

User Communications – When you send email or other communication to StockBlogHub, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.

Affiliated Sites – We offer some of our services in connection with other web sites. Personal information that you provide to those sites may be sent to StockBlogHub in order to deliver the service. We process such information in accordance with this Policy. The affiliated sites may have different privacy practices and we encourage you to read their privacy policies.

Links – StockBlogHub may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our services provided, customized content and advertising.

Other Sites – This Privacy Policy applies to web sites and services that are owned and operated by StockBlogHub. We do not exercise control over the sites which provide content for StockBlogHub. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you.

StockBlogHub only processes personal information for the purposes described in the applicable Privacy Policy and/or privacy notice for specific services. In addition to the above, such purposes include:

* Providing our products and services to users Incorporatedluding the display of customized content and advertising;
* Auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services;
* Ensuring the technical functioning of our network; and
* Developing new services.

You can find more information about how we process personal information by referring to the privacy notices for particular services.

VitalStocks Opt-In Marketing

We “rent” our opt-in marketing list to outside marketers who have special offers that may be of interest to you. Please note that we “rent” our list, but we do not sell your information to third parties. Vital Stocks controls the process through an agreement with a top, professional e-mail service provider, which handles the distribution of e-mails from Vital Stocks and its business partners. We keep tight control over our marketing list at all times. We only give outside marketers the right to send you an e-mail through our e-mail service provider. Additionally, VitalStocks is selective about which companies we permit to send you an offer. Our goal is for the e-mails to be of value to you. You can unsubscribe from our list at any time. Abuse issues may be addressed to: info@vitalstocks.com

Postal Offers

Occasionally we find that a partner wants to use postal mail to contact one of our subscribers to inform them about a service offered. These may be speculative stock reviews or professional newsletter subscriptions. We maintain control of your information and monitor the activity of our professional partners sending you information. You should investigate all offers fully, independently prior to taking any actions. We may regularly update the validity of our postal list via the Postal Service’s master NCOA list to provide current, effective, and efficient service to our partners and you.

Other Privacy Issues

Do Not Email Lists: If you opt out from the Vital Stocks list, or unsubscribe from a VitalStocks offer sent by another list vendor, you will be added to our Do Not Email list, and we will suppress your email address from future mailings to the VitalStocks List, as well as any other VitalStocks mailings done through a third party. However, if you later register for a Vital Stocks product again, your name will be removed from the Do Not Email list.

StockBlogHub processes personal information on our servers in the United States of America and in other countries. In some cases, we process personal information on a server outside your own country. We may process personal information to provide our own services. In some cases, we may process personal information on behalf of and according to the instructions of a third party, such as our advertising partners.

Choices for Personal Information

When you sign up for a particular service that requires registration, we ask you to provide personal information. If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.

We will not collect or use sensitive information for purposes other than those described in this Policy and/or in the specific service notices, unless we have obtained your prior consent.

You can decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which case StockBlogHub may not be able to provide those services to you.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule

If a child has provided us with private information without parental or guardian consent, the parent or guardian should e-mail us to remove the information and unsubscribe the child from any promotional contact opportunities.

Information Sharing

StockBlogHub only shares personal information with other companies or individuals outside of StockBlogHub in the following limited circumstances:

We provide such information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of processing personal information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service Incorporatedluding investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of StockBlogHub, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of users who searched for a particular term, for example, or how many users clicked on a particular advertisement. Such information does not identify you individually.

Please contact us at the address below for any additional questions about the management or use of personal data.

Information Security

We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

We restrict access to personal information to StockBlogHub employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline Incorporatedluding termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

Data Integrity

StockBlogHub processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Policy or any applicable service-specific privacy notice. We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.

Accessing and Updating Personal Information

StockBlogHub regularly reviews its compliance with this Policy. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Policy or StockBlogHub’s treatment of personal information by contacting us through this web site or by writing to us at Privacy Matters, c/o VitalStocks-StockBlogHub, 963 Topsy Lane, Suite 306-376, Carson City, NV 89705, USA.

Changes To This Policy

Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. Each version of this Policy will be identified at the top of the page by its effective date, and we will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about this Policy, please feel free to contact us any time through this web site or at Privacy Matters, c/o VitalStocks-StockBlogHub, 963 Topsy Lane, Suite 306-376, Carson City, NV 89705, USA.