PrivacyOnline Privacy Statement
linkedFA from MY FA Network, Inc. (“MY FA”) is committed to protecting your privacy. Please read the Online Privacy Statement below.
linkedFA Products are public by nature. Much of the Content you provide to linkedFA sites is open for the other members to see. linkedFA Products are created to share information about yourself, and promote social interaction utilizing the linkedFA Products. We collect information when you register and as you use the linkedFA site; including personal identifier information and information about how you use the site, and where you have been ; both within the site and when leaving from the site, as well as your links to other linkedFA members. By using the linkedFA Products you consent to the use by linkedFA of your Content, and all other information provided by you as result of use of the linkedFA Products in accordance with this policy.
This linkedFA (MY FA) Online Privacy Statement applies to data collected by linkedFA through its Website (alternatively “Site”) and linkedFA Products.
Collection of Your Personal Information
When you join linkedFA you will be asked to provide personal identifier information in order to become an active member. This information includes your name, home or other address, e-mail address, telephone numbers or other information that may tell another person about you. We also collect personal information from you in the event that you contribute any data, text, software, artwork, images, sounds of any nature, photographs, videos, messages or other materials to linkedFA. If you contribute any of the above content to the linkedFA Website, we may collect additional information from you. We may also collect demographic information, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites, or how you use our Services or those of our advertisers,
Additionally, in order to access some linkedFA Products, you may be asked to opt in with an e-mail address, name, and other identifying information and password, which we refer to as your credentials. By signing in on to the linkedFA Site or Products, you may be automatically signed into other linkedFA Sites and linkedFA Products. As part of creating your credentials, you may also be requested to provide questions and secret answers, which we use to help verify your identity and assist in resetting your password, as well as an alternate e-mail address.
Even if you elect not to opt in, we may collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with linkedFA Sites and linkedFA Products We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring Web site addresses.
When you receive newsletters or promotional e-mail from linkedFA, we may use web beacons (described below), customized links or similar technologies to determine whether the e-mail has been opened and which links you click in order to provide you more focused e-mail communications or other information.
We may also supplement the information we collect with information obtained from other companies. For example, we may use services from other companies that enable us to derive a general geographic area based on your IP address in order to customize certain services to your geographic area.
Use of Your Personal Information
To the extent authorized, linkedFA collects and uses your personal information to operate and improve its Sites and deliver the Services or carry out the transactions you have requested. These uses may include providing you with more effective customer service; enabling full use of the Site’s features, providing information to you at a designated e-mail or IP address in performance of the desired Service, making the Site or Service easier to use by eliminating the need for you to repeatedly enter the same information; performing research and analysis aimed at improving our products, services and technologies; and displaying content and advertising that are customized to your interests and preferences.
We also use your personal information to communicate with you. We may send certain mandatory service communications such as welcome letters, information on technical service issues, and security announcements. We may also occasionally send you product surveys or promotional mailings to inform you of other products or services available from linkedFA and its affiliates. Personal information collected on linkedFA Sites and linkedFA Products may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which linkedFA or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using a linkedFA Site or linkedFA Product, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. linkedFA abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.
Sharing of Your Personal Information
Except as described in this statement, we will not disclose, use, sell, transfer or disseminate your personal information outside of linkedFA and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates without your consent. Some linkedFA services may be co-branded and offered in conjunction with another company. If you register for or use such services, both linkedFA and the other company may receive information collected in conjunction with the co-branded services.
We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, hosting websites, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. Those companies will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.
We may access and/or disclose your personal information if we believe such action is necessary to: (a) comply with the law or legal process served on linkedFA; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of linkedFA (including the enforcement of our agreements); or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of linkedFA services or members of the public.
Accessing Your Personal Information
You may have the ability to view or edit your personal information online. In order to help prevent your personal information from being viewed by others, you will be required to sign in with your credentials (e-mail address, user name and password). The appropriate method(s) for accessing your personal information will depend on which Sites or Services you have used.
You can access and update your profile on linkedFA.com by visiting the linkedFA.com Account Settings.
If you register as a member of linkedFA and make postings of artwork, or any other uploaded Content, and make postings to Boards, comment sections, blog postings, or other internal pages of the linkedFA site, we remind you that anything you post is available to other linkedFA members within your network. Should you post any comments on any linkedFA public blog post, including the CEO’s blog, that comment will be visible along with your nickname to the general public. Any nickname you have chosen during the registration process and comments you may make within linkedFA is potentially visible to all registered members of linkedFA, and can be included in a Communication Export Report. Your user profile, and the information you choose to included in same, will be available to other registered linkedFA members who are in your network. linkedFA does not control, and is not responsible for, the use of any information or Content that you expose to the public, including exposure to your network, or through your use of the linkedFA site should you publish a public blog or make comments on any public blog post or any blog post that is made public subsequent to your comment.
Finally, you are able to exclude yourself from in-site searches on linkedFA by going to your Account Privacy Settings page.
We at linkedFA realize that the Content uploaded to this Site is not appropriate for everyone; particularly young children. The website is designed with an audience of 18 years old and above in mind. For this reason, every member registration is asked to confirm that they are at least 18 years of age, and we use best efforts to ensure the enforcement of this minimum age policy.
California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users who are California residents to request certain information regarding disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To request such information, please e-mail us at enforcement@linkedFA.com or write us at: linkedFA - MY FA Network, Inc., 5944 Coral Ridge Dr. No. 306, Coral Springs, Florida 33076.
You can stop the delivery of future promotional e-mail or use of your information from any linkedFA Site and linkedFA Product by following the specific instructions and opting out on the Account Setting page at linkedFA.com.
You can stop delivery of linkedFA messages and notifications to your personal email address by going to your Account Message & Notification Settings.
Security of Your Personal Information
linkedFA is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential information over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
If a password is used to help protect your accounts and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. Do not share this information with anyone. If you are sharing a computer with anyone you should always choose to log out before leaving a site or service to protect access to your information from subsequent users.
linkedFA Web sites may use "cookies" to enable you to sign in to our services and to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of linkedFA sites and services that depend on cookies.
Use of Web Beacons
linkedFAWeb pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons - sometimes called single-pixel gifs - that may be used to assist in delivering cookies on our sites and allow us to count users who have visited those pages. We may include Web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or our newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
linkedFA may also employ Web beacons from third parties in order to help us compile aggregated statistics and determine the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns. We prohibit Web beacons on our sites from being used by third parties to collect or access your personal information.
Finally, we may work with other companies that advertise on linkedFA Sites to place Web beacons on their sites in order to allow us to develop statistics on how often clicking on an advertisement on a linkedFA site results in a purchase or other action on the advertiser's site.
Log files, IP addresses and information about your computer
Due to the communications standards on the Internet, when you visit a linkedFA web site we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave the Site. We also receive the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, e-mail patterns, as well as the name of your ISP. This information is used to analyze overall trends to help us improve the linkedFA Products. The linkage between your IP address and your personally identifiable information is not shared wit third-parties without your permission or except when required by law.
Use of Third Party Ad Networks
The majority of the online banner advertisements you see on linkedFA Web pages are displayed by linkedFA. However, we allow other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to display advertisements on linkedFA Web pages. Some of these ad networks may place a persistent cookie on your computer in order to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad networks may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. linkedFA does not have access to the cookies that may be placed by the third-party ad servers or ad networks. linkedFA is not responsible for any information you provide to such third party ad networks.
Controlling "Spam" or Unsolicited E-mail
linkedFA is concerned about controlling unsolicited commercial e-mail, or "spam." linkedFA will not sell, lease or rent its e-mail subscriber lists to third parties.
It is possible that your content, messages, and communications from within linkedFA may become part of a Compliance Communications Export Report, when requested by a linkedFA financial industry professional member within your linkedFA network or by a principal of a firm employing a linkedFA financial industry professional member within your network.
It is also possible that we may need to disclose personal information when required by law, such as responses to civil or criminal subpoenas, or other requests by law enforcement personnel. We will disclose such information wherein we have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, subpoena, or other legal process or request to linkedFA brought in any country throughout the world, or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. Additionally, wherein linkedFA has a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a bona fide request for information from your employer, linkedFA will disclose information to that party to the extent necessary to comply.
Changes to This Privacy Statement
We will occasionally update this privacy statement to reflect changes in our services and customer feedback. When we post changes to this Statement, we will revise the "last updated" date at the bottom of this statement. If there are material changes to this statement or in how linkedFA will use your personal information, we will notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes prior to implementing the change or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how linkedFA is protecting your information.
linkedFA (MY FA) welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement. If you have questions about this statement or believe that we have not adhered to it, please contact us at enforcement@linkedFA.com.