GOFinancialAdvice

Privacy Policy

Last updated: September 22, 2020

You must be at least 18 years old to use www.GOFinancialAdvice.com (the “Site”). The terms “We” and “Us” refer to ConsumerTrack, Inc., the Site, and our affiliated web properties (“Affiliated Sites”).

We take your privacy very seriously. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully as it contains important information on how and why We collect, store, use, and share your personal information when you use this Site. It also explains your rights in relation to your personal information and how to contact Us.

By accessing, using, or submitting information to the Site, you agree to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

Personal Information We Collect About You

We collect, use, and are responsible for certain personal information about you, that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with you, or that which could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household. We collect, and have collected personal information about our visitors within the preceding 12 months in the following categories:

Categories of Personal InformationExamples of Specific Types of Personal Information CollectedCategories of Sources from Which PI is CollectedBusiness or Commercial Purpose for Which Each Category Will be Used
Identifiers (e.g., a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, social security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers), or information that identifies, relates to, describes, or is capable of being associated with, a particular individual

First name;

Last name;

Email address;

Phone number;

Zip code;

and Your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address

Individual through Site

Provide you with the ability to access and interact with the Site;

Track Site access and interaction;

Fulfill requests submitted through the Site;

Advertising/marketing services;

Update internal database;

Analytics;

Connect you with the particular services featured on the Site;

Track consumer interaction with the Site (counting ad impressions, verifying positioning and quality of ad impressions, etc.);

and Legal compliance

Internet or other electronic network activity information (e.g., browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with a website, application, or advertisement)

Domain server;

Mobile and/or operating device identifier;

Clickstream data;

Computer operating system;

Source URL Referring website;

Exit page;

Web browser type and version;

Browsing history;

Search history;

Pages viewed;

Internet service provider (ISP);

Date and time stamp;

Mobile carrier;

Time spent on Site;

Behavioral data (opens, clicks);

and User-specific and aggregate information on areas of the website used

Individual through Site;

Advertising networks;

Data analytics providers;

and Operating systems and platforms

Provide you with the ability to access and interact with the Site;

Track Site access and interaction;

Fulfill requests submitted through the Site;

Personalize and improve the Site;

Advertising/marketing services;

Update internal database;

Analytics;

Connect you with the particular services featured on the Site;

Detect security incidents, and protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity;

Debug to identify and repair errors that affect functionality of the Site;

Track consumer interaction with the Site (counting ad impressions, verifying positioning and quality of ad impressions, etc.);

and Legal compliance

Geolocation data

Geographic region based on IP address and/or web browser type; and

Area code and zip code associated with your web server

Individual through Site;

Advertising networks; and

Data analytics providers

Provide you with the ability to access and interact with the Site;

Track Site access and interaction;

Personalize and improve the Site;

Advertising/marketing services;

Update internal database;

Analytics;

Connect you with the particular services featured on the Site;

Detect security incidents, and protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity;

Debug to identify and repair errors that affect functionality of the Site;

Tracking consumer interaction with the Site (counting ad impressions, verifying positioning and quality of ad impressions, etc.); and

Legal compliance

Commercial information (e.g., records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies)Products or services purchased, obtained, considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories

Individual through Site;

Advertiser confirming successful acquisition

Track Site access and interaction;

Personalize and improve the Site;

Advertising/marketing services;

Update internal database;

Analytics;

Tracking consumer interaction with the Site (counting ad impressions, verifying positioning and quality of ad impressions, etc.); and

Legal compliance

As noted in the above chart, We collect the above personal information directly from you via the Site, and from your interactions with the Site, including any personal information which you provide directly or indirectly.

Directly

Through the Site: We collect any personal information which you submit directly to the Site, including whether you indicated an interest in financial planning and investment advisory services, and all personal information that you submit through the Site in conjunction with your request for information on financial planning and investment advisory services. For instance, in conjunction with your request and information submitted through the Site, We collect information input through our form, namely, first name, last name, email address, phone number, zip code, investment goal details, and IP address.

To the extent that you subscribe to receive our newsletter, We collect your email address, and any other details you submit through your subscription request. In connection with your subscription to our newsletter, We also collect information on whether you viewed the newsletters and clicked on any links within such newsletters. If you request to unsubscribe from receiving newsletters from Us, We add your email address to our suppression file, to comply with CAN-SPAM.

To the extent that you like or follow one of our social media profiles by clicking on any of the buttons featured on the Site, We may link such activities and any personal information with the personal information We have collected.

To the extent that you contact Us through the Site or submit a request to Us, We collect the personal information that you submit, including your name and email address.

Indirectly

Cookies and Tracking Pixels on the Site: We use and store cookies and tracking pixels on the Site, as described further. A cookie is a small data text file, which is stored on your computer's hard drive (if your web browser permits) that can later be retrieved to identify you to Us. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies can later be retrieved to identify you to Us. Personal information that We store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. Cookies make your use of the Site easier, make the Site run more smoothly, and help Us to maintain a secure Site. Tracking pixels (also known as web beacons, 1x1 pixels, or clear GIFs) are code requiring a call back to a server to render, and which deliver information to Us about your IP address and information from your browser. Cookies, tracking pixels, and standard HTTP protocols/communications are used to track your interaction with the Site, including clicks. Cookies and tracking pixels may collect information about you, such as your IP address, your browser type and version, operating system, software and platform, your Internet service provider, geographic location, the area code and zip code associated with your server, time zone setting, the date and time of your visit, the time spent on the Site, referring and exit domain names and websites, screen resolutions, color capabilities, browser plug-ins, language settings, cookie preferences, search engine keywords, and clickstream data. We may receive compensation from our featured advertising partner(s) based on leads generated through the Site.

Cookies and Tracking Pixels in Our Emails: Apart from use of the above technologies on our Site, We automatically collect information when an individual opens one of our emails, through the use of cookies and tracking pixels. We also automatically collect information on whether the individual clicked on any links within such emails. To the extent that you click on a third party advertisement, or a particular third party product or service featured on the Site or in any email communication, We collect information on which link you clicked. We may receive compensation from our featured advertising partner(s) based on based on leads generated through the Site and through any related emails. If you request to unsubscribe from receiving emails, We add your email address to our suppression file, to comply with CAN-SPAM.

Tracking and How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals

You can instruct your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent, by visiting the preferences or settings page of your web browser. In the event that your browser requests that We do not track you or store a cookie, unless otherwise required by law to honor the requests, We do not guarantee that our Site will honor such requests. Please note that We do not guarantee that the Site will work properly in the event that you elect to opt out of our tracking or use of cookies.

From Third Parties

As noted above in the chart, in addition to collecting personal information through the Site, We also may collect information through our featured advertising partner(s) concerning whether you acquired their services; advertising networks; data analytics providers; and operating systems and platforms.

How We Use Collected Personal Information

Providing the Site: We use the information We gather on the Site to connect individuals with financial planning and investment advisory services requested. This may include passing the individual’s information on to our featured advertising partner(s) to process and fulfill your request for financial and investment advisory services.

We use also information collected through your use of the Site to statistically analyze and monitor Site use; to improve the Site; and to detect, prevent, and address technical issues.

Telemarketing, SMS, and Email: We and our featured advertising partner(s) may use the personal information which you submit to the Site in connection with your request for financial planning and investment advisory services, to advertise, directly or indirectly, through email marketing and telemarketing, to process and fulfill your request, even if your telephone number or cell phone number is listed on a state, federal, or corporate “Do Not Call” list and/or Do Not Email registry. The Site is compliant with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (47 U.S.C. § 227), as implemented by the Federal Communications Commission.

By entering in your information on the Site and clicking the “GET MATCHED” button, you represent that you are at least 18 years of age and agree to the Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy, and give Us your express written consent to the transfer of your personal information and to receive marketing communications via an automated telephone dialing system, pre-recorded calls, text messages, and emails from Us and our marketing partners and authorized third party contractors of the above, at the phone number and/or e-mail address that I have provided on this form, even if my phone number is on a corporate, state or national Do Not Call list. I understand that my consent is not a condition of my receipt of products and/or services.

If you choose to opt-out, please email Us at info@GOFinancialAdvice.com.

We may display third party advertisements on the Site, including those from our featured advertising partner(s). We use the information collected through the Site to track your access and interaction with the Site and with any third party advertisements featured on the Site. We may share the information collected through your use of the Site with our third party featured advertising partner(s), email marketers, and email service providers. We and our third party advertising partner(s), email marketers, email service providers, and/or advertising networks may collect and use non-personally identifiable information about you through cookies and tracking pixels, including the keywords leading you to the Site and the referring website address and whether you responded to a particular advertisement featured on the Site, and which third party advertisements and links you click through the Site. We and our featured advertising partner(s), email marketers, email service providers, and/or advertising networks may also automatically collect information when an individual opens an email marketing the Site, through the use of cookies and tracking pixels. As noted above, in the event that your web browser requests that We do not track you or store a cookie, unless otherwise required by law to do so, We do not guarantee that our Site will honor such requests.

With Whom Do We Share Your Information

We may share the above information internally with our parent company and any subsidiary and affiliated companies. We may also share the above information with our third party advertising partner(s), email marketers, and email service providers. We may also share the above information with our third party email marketers for the purpose of tracking their clicks/conversions. Also, if you request to unsubscribe from receiving email newsletters from Us, We may share your email address with our marketing partners to effectuate your request to unsubscribe and to comply with CAN-SPAM.

Also, on occasion, We may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide information to the appropriate governmental authorities. In the event of a merger, acquisition, or sale of our business, your data may also be transferred. In the event We become the subject of an insolvency proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, We or our liquidator, administrator, receiver or administrative receiver may sell, license or otherwise dispose of, such information in a transaction approved by the court.

Your data may be transferred to and maintained on computers located outside of your state, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction. If you are located outside United States, please note that the data We collect through the Site may be processed in and outside of the United States. We will take all the steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and that no transfer of your data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Security

The security of your data is important to Us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your data, We cannot guarantee its absolute security. As a result, you acknowledge that there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; the security, integrity and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and Us through this Site cannot be guaranteed; and any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party. We make no warranty, express, implied, or otherwise, regarding the security of the Site and your personal information.

Children

You must be an adult of 18 years or older to use the Site. We do not target the Site to children. Consistent with the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”), We will never knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent. If you are aware that your minor child under the age of 13 has provided Us with personal information, please contact Us.

California Residents – Your Privacy Rights

California Rights Under Shine the Light

Under California’s Shine the Light law (California Civil Code Section 1789.83), California residents have the right to request, once a year, information on the types of personal information We have shared with third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year; and the names and addresses of third parties with whom We have shared the personal information. You have agreed to allow Us to share information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes until you request to opt-out of such sharing. California customers may request further information about our compliance with this law by contacting Us via email at privacy@GOFinancialAdvice.com. Please note that We are only required to respond to one request per customer each year, and We are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through this email address.

California Rights Under the CCPA

In addition, if you are a California resident under the meaning of Section 17014 of Title 18 of the Cal. Code of Regulations, your use of the Site is subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), and all final, implementing regulations. Under the CCPA, up to twice in a twelve (12) month period, a consumer has the right to request that a business disclose what personal information it collects, uses, discloses, and sells. Information regarding our collection and disclosure practices are detailed herein, in addition to instructions on how to exercise your rights regarding your personal information.

What Personal Information Do We Collect?

We collect, use, and are responsible for certain personal information about you, that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with you, or that which could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household. Information on the personal information that We collect, and have collected about our visitors within the preceding 12 months are detailed above under the “Personal Information We Collect About You” heading.

What Personal Information Do We Disclose?

Within the preceding 12 months, We have disclosed personal information to the third parties identified under the “With Whom Do We Share Your Information” heading above. Namely, We may disclose personal information in all of the above categories to our third party featured advertising partner(s), including whether you requested information on financial planning and investment advisory services featured on the Site, and all personal information that you submitted through the Site in conjunction with your request. We may also disclose personal information in the “identifiers; and information that identifies, relates to, describes, or is capable of being associated with, a particular individual” categories to our third party email marketers for the purpose of tracking their clicks/conversions. Also, if you request to unsubscribe from receiving email newsletters from Us, We may share your email address with our third party email marketers and email service providers to effectuate your request to unsubscribe and to comply with CAN-SPAM.

We may also disclose your personal information in any of the above categories if legally required to do so, in our sole discretion, pursuant to a request from a governmental entity, or if We believe in good faith that such action is necessary to (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect our rights or property, or our affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public. Also, in the event that We, or substantially all of our assets, are acquired, personal information in all of the above categories may be included within the transferred assets. In the event We become the subject of an insolvency proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, We or our liquidator, administrator, receiver or administrative receiver may sell, license or otherwise dispose of, such personal information in all of the above categories in a transaction approved by the court.

What Personal Information Do We Sell?

We disclose for a business purpose and sell personal information in all of the above categories to our third party featured advertising partner(s). Namely, We may sell personal information in all of the above categories to our third party featured advertising partner(s), including whether you requested information on financial planning and investment advisory services featured on the Site, and all personal information that you submitted through the Site in conjunction with your request. We may also sell personal information in the “identifiers; and information that identifies, relates to, describes, or is capable of being associated with, a particular individual” categories to our third party email marketers for the purpose of tracking their clicks/conversions.

Also, in the event that We, or substantially all of our assets, are acquired, such personal information may be included within the transferred assets. In the event We become the subject of an insolvency proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, We or our liquidator, administrator, receiver or administrative receiver may sell, license or otherwise dispose of, such information in a transaction approved by the court.

We do not have any actual knowledge of the sale of personal information of minors under 16 years of age. There are no financial incentives to disclose.

Your Right to Request to Know and How to Submit a Verified Request to Know

A “request to know” is a request related to the personal information that a business has about such consumer. It may include a request for any or all of the following from Us:

  1. specific pieces of personal information that We have collected about you;
  2. categories of personal information that We have collected about you;
  3. categories of sources from which the personal information was collected;
  4. categories of personal information that We have sold or disclosed for a business purpose about you;
  5. categories of third parties to whom the personal information was sold or disclosed for a business purpose; and
  6. the business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling personal information.

The CCPA permits requests to know from the same consumer up to twice in a twelve (12) month period.

To submit a request to know, please email Us at privacy@GOFinancialAdvice.com. To process your request, We may require that you submit the following information in conjunction with your request: your first name, last name, a California address, and email address. The information which you provide will be used to verify your request and to attempt to identify you within our data records. If you elect to use an authorized agent to exercise your right to submit a request for information, we may require the following before processing the request: 1) provide proof of your written and signed permission with the authorized agent to act on your behalf; 2) directly verify your own identity with Us; and 3) directly confirm with Us that you provided the authorized agent permission to submit the request on your behalf. The information which you submit in conjunction with your request to know will be used for the express purposes of verification and providing you with responsive information to your request, if required.

Your Right to Request Deletion and How to Submit a Verified Request to Delete

You have the right to request the deletion of any personal information which We have collected about you. To submit a verifiable request to delete, please email Us at privacy@GOFinancialAdvice.com, or send your written request to 1700 E. Walnut Ave Second Floor, El Segundo, CA 90245. To process your request, We may require that you submit the following information in conjunction with your request: your first name, last name, a California address, and email address. The information which you provide will be used to verify your request and to attempt to identify you within our data records. If you elect to use an authorized agent to exercise your right to submit a request for deletion, We may require the following before processing the request: 1) provide proof of your written and signed permission with the authorized agent to act on your behalf; 2) directly verify your own identity with Us; and 3) directly confirm with Us that you provided the authorized agent permission to submit the request on your behalf. The information which you submit in conjunction with your request to delete will be used for the express purposes of verification and fulfilling your request, if required.

To the extent that your personal information is necessary for Us to maintain for a reason delineated in Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.105(d), including but not limited to complete a transaction for which the personal information was collected, provide a good or service you have requested, detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, debug, etc., or to comply with a legal obligation, We are not required to comply with your request for deletion. For instance, We are not required to delete personal information which is necessary to maintain suppression files for those individuals who have opted out of receiving email marketing from Us. If We are unable to verify your request, We will notify you as well.

Your Right to Opt-Out of the Sale of Personal Information and How to Submit a Verified Request to Opt-Out

You have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information. You have the right to direct a business that sells (or may in the future sell) your personal information to stop selling your personal information, and to refrain from doing so in the future.

Our homepage features a “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” link, which you can click to submit your request to opt-out of the sale of your personal information. You may also email Us at privacy@GOFinancialAdvice.com to submit your request to opt-out of the sale of your personal information. In conjunction with your request, We may request that you provide your first name, last name, a California address, and email address to verify and process your request. If you elect to use an authorized agent to exercise your right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, We may require proof of the authorized agent’s ability to act on your behalf. The information which you submit in conjunction with your request to opt-out will be used for the express purposes of verification and complying with the opt-out request, if required.

Your Right to Non-Discrimination for the Exercise of Your Privacy Rights

California affords consumers with the right not to receive discriminatory treatment by a business for the exercise of their privacy rights conferred by the CCPA. This means that you cannot be denied goods or services; be charged different prices or rates; be provided with a different level or quality of goods or services; or have it suggested that you will receive a different price or rate or different level or quality of goods or services. However, a business may offer a financial incentive or price or service difference if it is reasonably related to the value of the consumer’s data. A business shall notify consumers of any financial incentive or price or service difference.

Marketing Partners

  • Vanguard Advisers, Inc., a registered investment advisor, or Vanguard National Trust Company, a federally chartered, limited-purpose trust company.
  • Facet Wealth (referred to as “Facet”) advisors.
  • Personal Capital Advisors Corporation (“PCAC”)

Changes

This Privacy Policy was published and last updated on September 22, 2020. We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time by updating this posting. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Site and this Privacy Policy periodically and to be aware of any modifications. Your use of the Site after such modifications will constitute your acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and agreement to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your privacy rights or our Privacy Policy or practices, you may contact Us via email at info@GOFinancialAdvice.com, or by mail at 1700 E. Walnut Ave Second Floor, El Segundo, CA 90245.

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