Empirical Research Partners LLC and affiliates (“Empirical Research“, “we“, “us” or “our“) understand the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of our clients’ personal information and is committed to ensuring the security of any information provided by our clients through this website, http://www.empirical-research.com (the “Site“).
1. The Information we collect
In order to provide financial products and services to our clients efficiently and accurately, we may collect personal and other information about our clients from a number of sources, including: (1) information we receive from account documentation, including applications or other forms (which may include personal information such as contact information of employees, officers or agents of our clients); and (2) information about our clients’ transactions with us, our affiliates and others (including information such as a client’s account balances and account activity, and assets under management). This may include information about the users of our services, third party suppliers, account and IT managers and other individuals. This information may come from our clients (either directly or indirectly by using one of our services), or third party suppliers.
If you are registered to use one or more of our services, we may also gather certain information about your use of such services. This may include information from which you and/or your company can be identified such as the times you log on, your volume of use of the services, the types of data, systems and reports you access, the locations from which you log on, duration of sessions and other similar data.
2. Uses Made Of Your Personal Information
We gather this information to allow us to administer, support, and obtain feedback on our services, to identify and prevent faults with our services and the Site, to improve the services offered by us, to ensure we are maintaining adequate security measures and to prevent any security breaches of our Site.
We may also use you or your organization’s information, including aggregate information and statistics, for research and analysis purposes such as monitoring website usage in order to help us develop the Site and improve our services. From time to time we may also provide this information to third parties (for example our affiliates) to assist us with this research.
3. Further Uses Of Your Personal Information; Marketing
In addition to providing you with the information you have requested, we may process your personal data for marketing purposes and there are several ways in which we may use the personal information you have provided to us, including the following:
- We may contact you about services to which you do not subscribe which we think may be of interest to you;
- We may wish to provide you with information about special features of our Site that we think may be of interest to you;
- We may provide you with information from our brokerage affiliates which we think may be of interest to you;
- We may invite you to client functions or entertainment events; and
The above contacts may be via email, fax, post and/or telephone.
If you do not want us to use your personal information in this way, please send an email to email@example.com or write to Empirical Research Partners 565 Fifth Avenue | 25th Floor New York, NY 10017 asking not to be contacted for any marketing purposes or specifying which of the above you do not wish to be contacted about. Please include your name, address and postcode along with any account number or other reference you may have. If you are an on-line subscriber, you may update your account to amend your marketing preferences at any time.
4. Disclosure of your information
We will not, without your consent, disclose to third parties any individually identifying information, such as names, postal and e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, which you have provided to Empirical Research.
In some circumstances, we may pass on information to third parties such as our professional advisors, administrators or subcontractors, or to licensors of the software used on the Site.
We may also disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Site terms and conditions.
5. Your consent
The Site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites may have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
6. How we protect your information
Empirical Research may store your information in its databases for reference in order to answer queries or resolve problems, provide improved and new services and to meet any legal data retention requirements. This means we may retain your information after you stop using the Site or our services or otherwise interacting with us.
All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. However we have put in place various security procedures as set out in this policy. Although we will do our best to protect your data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.
7. How to contact Empirical Research