Privacy Policy

 

At Abbott Futures we are committed to protecting the privacy, accuracy and reliability of any personal information you choose to provide and to safeguarding such information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure and alteration. This privacy policy addresses Abbott Futures data collection, use and disclosure practices. By visiting and using this website, you signify your consent to these practices.

The privacy policy may change from time to time and you will receive written notification of any changes. If you have any questions or comments regarding this privacy policy, please send an e-mail message to info@abbottfutures.com or call our toll-free number 1-800-328-7131.

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 info@abbottfutures.com. 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.

Cookies 
This website also automatically gathers certain non-personal information through the use of “cookies.” “Cookies” are small text files that recognize repeat visitors, facilitate ongoing access to some sites, and allow sites to understand how and when pages are visited and by how many people. We use cookies primarily to make improvements and updates based on which areas are popular and which are not. Except for personal information voluntarily provided by you (i.e., during any registration process), we do not use information transferred through cookies for promotional or marketing purposes, and that information is not shared with third parties. Our advertisers may occasionally place cookies on your computer, which is standard in the Internet industry. Please note that Abbott Futures, Inc. does not control these cookies, and these cookies are not subject to this privacy policy.

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.

External Links 
This website may provide links to various websites. When you click on one of these links, you will be transferred from the Abbott Futures website and connected to the website of the organization or company that you selected. Even if an affiliation exists between Abbott Futures and a third-party website, Abbott Futures exercises no control over linked sites and this privacy policy does not govern the data collection and use practices of those sites. Each of these linked sites maintains its own independent privacy policies and procedures. If you visit a website that is linked to Abbott Futures’ site, you should consult that site’s privacy policy before providing that site with any of your personal information.

Opt Out  
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 info@abbottfutures.com or call our toll-free number 1-800-328-7131.