Effective Date: July 15, 2019
1. Collection of Your Information
We may collect and store various information about you, including information that you provide to us, information that we automatically collect through your use of the Service, and information from publicly-available sources or third parties, as follows:
A. Information you provide us directly
The information we collect from you will vary depending on the product or service requested. We may ask for certain information such as your username, first and last name, birth date, telephone number, email address, outstanding loan balances, social security number, income, employment history and other details related to your financial situation when you use our Service and/or register for a FINZMO account. We may collect information that you voluntarily provide to us when using the Service. All of the information that we collect from you directly is identified in the forms, other places where you respond to questions, or where you indicate preferences throughout the Service, either online or communicated through our customer service representatives.
We may also retain any messages you send through the Service, customer service correspondence (via telephone, chat, text, email or otherwise), and may collect information you provide in other content you post to the Service.
B. Information That Is Collected Automatically
In addition to the information you provide to us directly, we may automatically collect information about your use of the Service, as described below.
Clear gifs/web beacons. When you use the Service, we may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to anonymously track the online usage patterns of our Users. In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened, which links are clicked by recipients, and whether our emails are forwarded. The information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the Service.
Web analytics. We may use third-party Web analytics services on our Service, such as those of Google Analytics. These service providers use the technology described above to help us analyze how users use the Service. The information collected by the technology (including your IP address) will be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers. For example, Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. To prevent Google Analytics from using information for analytics, a user may install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on by clicking here. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms page: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.
Third-Party Ad Targeting. We sometimes use the above technologies for interest-based advertising, which may be based on your device or browser’s signals received across websites or applications, and over time. Please see the section titled “Digital Advertising” to learn how you can opt out of these marketing methods and technologies.
We may use this information in a number of ways, including: (a) to remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site or the mobile application; (b) to provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) to provide our Service and monitor its effectiveness; (d) to monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns; (e) to diagnose or fix technology problems; (f) to help you efficiently access your information after you sign in and; (g) to deliver advertising to you.
C. Information from Third-Party Sources
We may receive information about you from publicly and commercially available sources, as permitted by law, which we may combine with other information we receive from or about you.
2. Digital Advertising
We may use third-party advertising technologies that allow for the delivery of relevant content and personalized advertising on the Service, as well as on other websites you visit and other applications you use. The ads may be based on various factors such as the content of the page you are visiting, information you enter such as your age and gender, your searches, demographic data, user-generated content, and other information we collect from you. These ads may be based on your current activity or your activity over time and across other websites and online services and may be tailored to your interests. This type of advertising is known as interest-based advertising.
Also, third-parties whose products or services are accessible or advertised via the Service may place cookies or other tracking technologies on your computer, mobile phone, or other device to collect information about your use of the Service as discussed above. We may also allow other third-parties (e.g., ad networks and ad servers such as Google Analytics, DoubleClick and others) to serve tailored ads to you on the Service, other sites, and in other applications, and to access their own cookies or other tracking technologies on your computer, mobile phone, or other device you use to access the Service. FINZMO does not sell, rent, or share the information we collect directly from you or about you from third-parties with these third-party ad servers or ad networks for such parties’ own marketing purposes.
You may visit www.aboutads.info or the Network Advertising Initiative’s Consumer Opt-Out link to learn more about interest-based advertising and how to opt out of this advertising from companies participating in industry self-regulatory programs. If you delete your cookies or use a different browser or mobile device, you may need to renew your opt-out choice. We adhere to the Digital Advertising Alliance Self-Regulatory Principles.
Please note that to the extent advertising technology is integrated into the Service, you may still receive advertisements even if you opt out. In that case, the advertising will not be tailored to your interests. Also, we do not control any of the above opt-out links or whether any particular company chooses to participate in these opt-out programs. We are not responsible for any choices you make using these mechanisms or the continued availability or accuracy of these mechanisms.
3. Use of Your Information
We may use your information and/or combine any or all elements of your information for a number of purposes, including:
4. Sharing of your information
We may share the information we collect or receive from you in a variety of circumstances, including:
You understand that Providers may keep your information that relates to any submission of information that you may make through your use of the Service and any other information provided by FINZMO in the processing of any submission of information, whether or not you are eligible for the Provider’s products or services. You agree to notify any particular Provider directly if you no longer want to them to keep your information.
We may also share certain automatically-collected information, including information obtained through tools such as cookies, log files, and clear gifs (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with Providers as described in the section titled “Information that is collected automatically.”
5. How We Store and Protect Your Information
A. Storage and Processing
B. Keeping Your Information Safe
FINZMO cares about the security of your information, and takes reasonable technical and organization measures to protect your data against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access. These measures vary depending on the sensitivity of the information we have collected from you. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or via mobile device, or method of electronic storage, is absolutely secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. FINZMO is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third-party or Provider.
To protect your privacy and security, we take steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from FINZMO, at all times. Do not share your password with anyone and do limit your access to your computer or other devices by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.
6. Your Choices About Your Information
A. Your Account Information and Settings
If you choose to set up a profile, you may update your account information at any time by logging into your account and changing your profile settings.
B. Email Promotions
You can stop receiving promotional email communications from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe link” provided in such communications. We make every effort to promptly process all unsubscribe requests. You may not opt out of Service-related communications (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the Service, and technical and security notices). Providers may also send you email communications. If you wish to opt out of promotional email communications from Providers, you will need to contact the individual Provider. If you have any questions about reviewing or modifying your account information, you can review our frequently asked questions page available on the Site or contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. How Long We Keep Your User Content
Following termination or deactivation of your User account, FINZMO may retain your profile information for an additional period of time for backup, archival, or audit purposes. In certain circumstances, we are required by Federal and State regulations to store various information. In order to comply with those requirements, we may be unable to delete your information from our database until the expiration of the applicable period.
8. Children’s Privacy
FINZMO does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register as Users. The Service and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at email@example.com.
9. Links to Other Web Sites and Services
10. Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the "Shine The Light" law, permits Users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, information about the personal information (if any) we disclosed to third-parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of personal information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third-parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please log into the Account where you can download such information or submit your request in writing to:
ATTN: “Shine the Light” Request
12 E 49thStreet
New York, NY 10017
12. Complaints and How to Contact Us