We collect the following types of information from our users.
Personal Information You Provide to Us: We receive and store any information you enter on sputnikfutures.com or provide to us in any other way. The types of Personal Information collected include or may include in the future your name, age, gender, e-mail address, income, and hometown. You may choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of our special features. The Personal Information you provide is used for such purposes as responding to your requests for certain information, products and services, and communicating with you about specials and new features.
Personal Information Collected Automatically: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with sputnikfutures.com or obtain services from us. Sputnik Futures automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, Sputnik Futures cookie information, and the page you requested. We will also record the details of your transactions on sputnikfutures.com.
Generally, our service automatically collects usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of visitors to our site and its components, similar to TV ratings that indicate how many people watched a particular show. Sputnik Futures only uses this data in aggregate form, that is, as a statistical measure, and not in a manner that would identify you personally. As part of this use of information, we may provide aggregate information to our partners about how our users, collectively, use our site.
E-mail Communications: We often receive a confirmation when you open an e-mail from Sputnik Futures if your computer supports this type of program. Sputnik Futures uses this confirmation to help us make e-mails more interesting and helpful. We also compare our user list to lists received from other companies, in an effort to avoid sending unnecessary messages to our users.
What About Cookies?
Cookies are data that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our site are visited and by how many people. Sputnik Futures cookies do not collect Personal Information, and we do not combine the general information collected through cookies with other Personal Information to tell us who you are or what your screen name or email address is.
Will Sputnik Futures Share Any of the Personal Information it Receives?
Personal Information about our users is an integral part of our business. We neither rent nor sell your Personal Information to anyone. We share your Personal Information only as described below.
Agents: We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your information with them to provide products or services to you. Examples include sending email, analyzing data, and providing user services. Unless we tell you differently, Sputnik Future’s agents do not have any right to use Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us. You hereby consent to our sharing of Personal Information for the above purposes.
Communications in response to Inquires: As a visitor to sputnikfutures.com and Services, you will receive from Sputnik Futures e-mail communications. You acknowledge and agree Sputnik Futures may send you emails but you will the choice to option-out at any time.
Promotional Offers: Sputnik Futures allows users the option of having email alerts sent to them if there is any activity on ideas they have submitted to the site of interest. Users can opt-in to these email alerts at any time.
We do not currently send offers to users on behalf of other businesses, but reserve the right to do so. However, if we do so, we will not give the other business your name and address. If you receive an offer and do not wish to do so, please click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.
Business Transfers: In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if Sputnik Futures, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Sputnik Futures goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Sputnik Futures may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this policy.
With Your Consent: Except as set forth above, you will be notified when your Personal Information may be shared with third parties, and will be given the option to prevent the sharing of this information.