Collection of Personal Information
You do not need to provide any information that identifies you (“personal information”) to use this website. In general, you can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information. However, certain limited areas of this website and some services offered through this site may require you to identify yourself by providing an assigned user name and password to gain access. To obtain these, you will be required to provide some personal information, including your name, account number, address, telephone number and other similar information. A valid user name and password are required to access certain enhanced and premium services offered through this site.
Use of Personal Information
Abbott Futures may use your personal information for four general purposes. First, we may use the information to activate an account for you and to give you (and only you) online access to your account information and Abbott Futures proprietary information in a secured environment. Second, we may use the information to respond to questions related to services offered on the Abbott Futures website. Third, we may use the information to understand your use of the Abbott Futures website and to possibly send you materials on certain products and/or services about which you might be interested. Fourth, we may use this information in aggregate form to help us evaluate and modify existing services, and to help us develop additional services that are likely to be of interest to our users.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Abbott Futures takes very seriously its responsibility to keep your personal information private. We may share aggregate, non-personal information about website usage with unaffiliated third parties, including, but not limited to government agencies, advertisers, and the media (i.e., __% of Abbott Futures users are female, __% of users have visited certain sections, etc.). This aggregate information does not contain any personal information about our users.
We also may be required to disclose personal information by law or legal process, to protect and defend the rights or property of Abbott Futures or to protect the personal safety of Abbott Futures website users and customers. We reserve the right to contact appropriate authorities when activities that are illegal or violate our policies are taking place on an Abbott Futures website.
Except under the limited circumstances described above, Abbott Futures will not disclose any of your personal information to unaffiliated third parties, unless specifically authorized by you in writing to do so.
How We Protect Personal Information
Abbott Futures takes reasonable measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access through the use of network firewalls, physical security, and use and access policies for employees. We safeguard customer information from unauthorized access by limiting the number of employees permitted to access such information, and by having in place processes for disciplinary action where appropriate.
Accessing or Deleting Your Personal Information
If you would like to access your personal information, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use reasonable efforts to supply you with this information and to correct any factual inaccuracies that you identify.
Collection, Use and Disclosure of Non-Personal Information
In some cases, Abbott Futures may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable, as described below:
Internet Protocol Addresses
An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. This number does not identify your name, e-mail address or other personal information. If you request pages from this website, our server will enter your IP address into a log. We store IP addresses for a period of time to help us to identify anyone who refuses to comply with our in-house rules or terms of service, and to identify visitors who threaten our service, site, customers or others. We also will use this information to measure site traffic for purposes of system Abbott Futures administration and for our sponsors. This aggregate data also helps us to understand how people are using the website and helps us improve your online experience.
Safeguarding Children’s Privacy
Abbott Futures does not knowingly collect personal information or any other identifying data from children under 18 (21) years of age. Should a child whom we know to be under 18 (21) send personal information to Abbott Futures, Inc., we will immediately delete that information from our database.
If at any time you do not wish us to share any of your information with anyone other than law enforcement or industry regulators, please send us an email message to email@example.com or call our toll-free number 1-800-328-7131.