Information About You
We collect several types of information on our Site. We collect "Personal
Information", which generally speaking is information that can be used
to identify you individually, such as your name and address. We also collect
"Non-personal Information", which is information about you that does
not itself identify you individually. Examples of Non-personal Information include
age range and gender. We also collect "Aggregate Information", which
is information about use of our site, such as pages visited on our Site. The
information we collect depends on what services you use on our Site. The following
is a more detailed explanation of these types of information as well as when
and how we collect and use it.
Personal and Non-Personal Information
Registration and Transactional Data. When you register on our Site, we may collect and store information
related to your account including user name and user password. When you make
purchases from our Site, we may collect purchasing information such as product
orders, shipping address(es), and credit card information.
From time-to-time we may post surveys on our Site. The surveys may request demographic
information (such as age range, gender, areas of interest, and familiarity with
Elite Trader content, products and services) and customer feedback. Participation
in these requests is completely voluntary and with each request you will have
the choice of whether or not to disclose information. Such survey information
will be used to improve the overall experience on EliteTrader.com.
Customer Service Correspondence
We may collect information that identifies you personally when you submit comments,
questions or suggestions to our Customer Service department.
Our Site may have chat rooms, discussion boards, rating systems and other interactive
technologies that allow individual comments and messages to be tied to a guest's
name or e-mail address. Any information you post in such forums is public information
and Elite Trader cannot control what uses third parties may make of personal
information you share in such forums.
Your account will allow you to access our "Private Messaging" system. Although this system allows you to contact other members directly without your messages being publicly viewable by all site visitors, your private messages are openly accessible to Administrators of our site. Your private messages may be accessed at any time for the purposes of site administration, legal inquiries, or investigating your account for violations of our member conduct rules.
Resumes If you are interested in applying for
a job with Elite Trader, we may collect your resume. Resumes you submit for
job applications will not be used for marketing purposes.
Use of Your Personal and Non-Personal Information
Except as disclosed in this policy, we do not sell information
that identifies our guests personally or makes it possible for other parties
to contact them directly without our guests' consent. We may use, sell, disclose,
or otherwise dispose of Personal Information we collect in the following circumstances:
- Internal Analysis and Promotions. We may use information about you
for our own internal statistical, design, operational purposes such as to
estimate our audience size; measure aggregate traffic patterns; and understand
demographic, customer interest, purchasing and other trends among our guests
and customers. We may also use your Personal Information for the marketing
and/or promotion of our products or services. We may outsource all of these
tasks to third parties on a confidential basis. If you do not want to receive
our promotional materials, click here to change
your preference settings.
- Transaction Processing. We may use your Personal Information to create
a convenient and easy-to-use shopping process that includes an online "shopping
cart" that allows you to track selected products and proceed through
- Legal Requirement. We may disclose personal information if required
to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary
- conform with the law, respond to claims or comply with legal inquiries about
the content of your posts;
- protect and defend our rights or property, the Site, our employees,
guests or the public.
- Company Sale. Information collected through our Site is considered
a trade secret of Elite Trader. As the owner of such information, we may disclose
or sell such information as an asset of the company in conjunction with the
sale to a third party of our company or a portion of our assets.
We collect Aggregate Information about you and your use of our Site whenever
you visit us online. For instance, we may collect various forms of "click
stream" information such as entry and exit points for our Site (i.e., referring
URLs or domains), site traffic statistics, page views, impressions, and operating
system and browser type. In addition, when users request pages on our Site,
our servers may log their IP addresses. An IP address is a number
that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the
We also use third-party software that tracks traffic directed to
EliteTrader.com from affiliate Web sites and the purchases that result from
this traffic. This information is aggregated and is not tied to an individual
This Aggregate Information generally will not personally identify you or be
correlated to you individually for external purposes. We may collect, compile,
store, publish, promote, report, sell, or otherwise disclose or use any and
all Aggregate Information, provided that, such information does not personally
identify you. When we share such information with other companies, it is not
traceable to any particular user, and will not be used to contact you. If
we do correlate any Aggregate Information to you, such information will be
treated like any other personal identifying information under this policy.
We make use of "cookies" on our Site. Cookies are small text files
that are stored on a user's computer by a Web server based on the permissions
set in a user's browser software. A cookie itself is not designed or intended
to read any information from a user's computer (other than the contents of the
cookie); rather, it is an identifier used by the Web site that originally placed
it on your hard drive. The actual contents of the cookie information can be
retrieved by the same server to identify the computer and subsequently to customize,
monitor, or regulate the use of a site based on information stored on the host
server. Therefore, cookies only identify the user's computer to the Web site
which may correlate other information, including personally identifying information,
with the cookie.
our Site such as login information, correlate online ordering information
for purchases you may make while at the Site (if any), tailor the Site to
your preferences or interests, or customize promotions or marketing. In addition,
cookies allow us to track use of the Site to determine those areas which are
useful or popular and those that are not thereby enabling us to improve and
update the Site effectively.
or refuse to accept cookies entirely. For Internet Explorer or AOL users,
you can click on the "Start" button and then select Control Panel,
Internet Options and the Security tab. If you click on the "Custom"
button, you will be able to see the cookie options. For Netscape users, in
the browser, select File, Preferences and then Advanced to view the cookie
options. Be aware that if you elect not to accept cookies, some parts of the
Site may not function properly or permit access.
Links to Other Sites
Please be aware that we provide links to third-party Web sites as a service
to our guests, and that we are not responsible for the content or information
collection practices of those pages. Please note that these Web sites' privacy
policies may differ from those of Elite Trader. We encourage your to review
and understand their privacy practices before providing them with information.
Our Site is a niche site for adults that is not designed nor intended to collect
personal information from children under the age of 13. To respect the privacy
of children and to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act,
children under the age of 13 should not provide any Personal Information on
this Site. We ask that parents supervise their children while online.
We use commercially reasonable efforts to store and maintain Personal Information
to protect it from loss, misuse, alternation or destruction by any unauthorized
- We encrypt order information, including credit card numbers,
using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to ensure that our customers'
information is safe as it is sent over the Internet to our server.
- Guest registration
data can be accessed only with a valid guest name and password (which the
guest selects during registration), or by authorized personnel within Elite
Trader. Therefore, you should not disclose your guest name or password to
any unauthorized third parties. If your password is compromised, you should
access your account and change your password immediately.
You may view, change or delete information in your EliteTrader.com account.
If you do not want us to use your email address for our own marketing or promotional
purposes, you can remove yourself from our e-mail list at any time:
If you have completed the registration process, please
use the online form at the Edit Your
Profile page to remove yourself from our e-mail list.
- If you
have NOT completed the registration process, please e-mail your request to
be removed to firstname.lastname@example.org.