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Global Financial Data Cookie Policy

Global Financial Data

Cookie Policy

 

Last Updated August 27, 2018

 

This Cookie Notice applies to Global Financial Data, Incorporated and its affiliates, which you have a contract with or which provide services to you, (collectively or individually, as applicable, referred to as "GFD", “Company”, "we", "our", "us") and our websites at www.globalfinancialdata.com or www.gfdfinaeon.com ("Website"). This Cookie Notice explains how we use cookies and similar technologies to recognise you when you visit our websites.  It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website.  Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information. 

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, GFD) are called "first party cookies".  Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies".  Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics).  The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites. 

Why do we use cookies?

We only use first party cookies. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. This is described in more detail below.

The specific types of cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Website you visit):

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  • “Strictly necessary” cookies, which have to be set to allow us to deliver the site to you and to provide specific services that you request from us. The services offered by this site that require cookies to function include: account log-in and GFD AutoTRAC and workbook features.

What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?

Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to a website.  We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs").  These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our Websites or opened an e-mail that we have sent them.  This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our Websites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our Websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns.  In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.

How often will you update this Cookie Notice?

 We may update this Cookie Notice from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.  Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Notice regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

The date at the top of this Cookie Notice indicates when it was last updated. 

How to contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information, please contact our Data Protection Officer at privacy@globalfinancialdata.com  or the Data Protection Officer, Global Financial Data, Incorporated, 29122 Rancho Viejo Road, Ste. 215, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. 

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