Information We Collect and Why
In order to provide a high-quality service, Empactful collects various types of information when you visit the website, sign-up as a customer, or otherwise engage with Empactful.
We collect various types of anonymous information about visitors to Empactful, such as device-related information (including browser type and IP address) and server log information (including the date and time of day of your visit, average time spent on the Empactful site, browsing activity, and any site that referred you to Empactful). We also collect information that you input into our website, e.g., by beginning the account application process or by commenting on the Empactful blog. We use this information to better understand our visitors and our business, facilitate site navigation, provide the services or information you request, and enhance the Empactful service.
When you choose to create an account with Empactful, we will also collect certain personal information, including your full legal name, email address, permanent address, date of birth, social security number and information about financial status. We are required by law to collect this information to provide you with financial services. If you do not wish to provide this information, you cannot become an Empactful customer.
Other Ways We Collect Information
Apart from through the account opening process and from visitors to the site, we may collect various other types of personal information if you or a friend engages with Empactful. We collect your email address as part of customer referral promotions we may run from time to time. We may also collect personal information if you contact us or otherwise give it to us (e.g., in an email or phone call with a member of our customer support team). Further, we may collect information regarding your browsing activity when you visit Empactful’s websites and actions you take within your Empactful account while logged in to your Empactful account.
Cookies and Pixels
Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on your computer, mobile phone or any other device used to access the internet. Pixels are small code blocks on a website that allow for another server to measure viewing of a webpage and often are used in connection with cookies.
We use these technologies to customize Empactful and improve your experience with the site. Cookies store anonymous information, such as whether you viewed the site from your mobile device. We may store some personal information in a cookie and/or pixel, such as the site that you visited immediately prior to visiting Empactful and relevant financial information that allows us to enhance your user experience and for marketing purposes. Additionally, we may use a cookie and/or pixel that only stores anonymous information to track visitors across websites or devices to better customize our marketing and advertising campaigns.
Cookies, pixels, and similar technologies are not required for site functionality. You are not required to accept any cookies or pixels to use this site. However, refusing to accept cookies or pixels will make the use of Empactful more cumbersome and less accessible.
We use third-party analytics tools, including “Google Analytics” (such tools collectively referred to as “Analytics Services”) to collect information about the usage of this site. The Analytics Services collect information about how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site, among other information. We use the information we get from these Analytics Services to improve this site.
You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser. You can opt-out of Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on here.
How We Use Your Personal Information
Empactful uses your personal information to enhance your customer experience, provide customer support, operate and maintain your account in accordance with US law, investigate and understand how Empactful is used, monitor and protect the security and integrity of Empactful, and better market and advertise Empactful’s services. You understand and agree that Empactful will compare your identifying information with government-provided lists of suspected terrorists.
As part of this process, we may from time to time include, compile, or aggregate some of your personal information in certain data analysis, reports, or other interpretations of investment trends for both internal and external purposes. When including, compiling, or aggregating personal information for such purposes, we make sure that the information is anonymized such that it is not identifiable to any particular customer.
Additionally, we may use your personal information to contact you regarding our own services, resources, or Empactful job openings that we think may be of interest to you. If you no longer wish to receive such marketing communications from Empactful, please click the “unsubscribe” link that can be found at the bottom of each such email message. Please note that if you hold an account with Empactful, you cannot opt-out of certain communications related to the administration of your account, including communications related to billing, statement and trade confirmation delivery or certain regulatory matters.
How We Share Your Information
We do not sell, rent, or trade your personal information with any third parties other than with your consent or as required by law.
In order to provide financial services and in connection with our everyday business purposes and activities, we may share your personal information with third parties who perform services on our behalf. Examples of these third parties and services include consumer identification verification services, public accounting firms and other professional firms, and certain other vendors and service providers who perform marketing, advertising, research and analytics services on our behalf. We have entered into agreements that require that these third parties keep this information confidential. We may also disclose your information to other third-party financial institutions, e.g., if you ask to transfer assets from Empactful to such financial institutions. If you choose to use Empactful’s charitable giving feature, we will share your name and email address with the recipient charity, which the recipient charity may use to contact you.
We may also disclose personal information in response to service of legal process, such as a court order, summons, or subpoena, or as permitted or required by law when we reasonably believe it is necessary or appropriate to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud (including identity theft), frontrunning or scalping, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or suspected violations of our Terms of Service or customer agreements.
Furthermore, we may disclose personal information in specific other cases with your consent.
If you conduct business with us through Empactful for Advisors, we may exchange information we collect with your investment professional or with others they may authorize.
How Your Personal Information is Protected
Empactful works diligently to protect your personal information. We employ several physical and electronic safeguards to keep your information safe. We use the strongest available browser encryption, store all of our data on servers in secure facilities, and implement systematic processes and procedures for securing and storing data. We limit access to your personal and financial information to only those employees with authorized access who need to know the information in order to perform their jobs, and we require third parties who perform services for Empactful to agree to keep your information confidential. Furthermore, if you choose to close your account or your account is terminated with us, we will continue to adhere to the privacy policies and practices outlined here. If you maintain an Empactful account that you access through our website or mobile apps, you are responsible for protecting and maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and restricting access to your computer.
How You Can Access or Change Your Personal Information That We Have Collected
Once you have registered with Empactful, you can access your profile, review the information that is stored, and revise that information. If you have any problems, you may also contact us at email@example.com. Due to US regulatory requirements, we do not delete residual copies of outdated information and must preserve all customer data for a minimum of three years.
Other Important Information
If you are a former customer, these policies also apply to you; we treat your information with the same care as we do information about current customers.
How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals
Online tracking is the collection of data about an individual’s Internet activity used to deliver targeted advertisements and for other purposes. Customers using certain modern browsers have the ability to activate a “Do Not Track” signal. Empactful does not currently respond to the “Do Not Track” signal.
How You Accept This Policy
Changes to the Policy
Our service is not directed towards anyone under the age of 18. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child under the age of 18 has created an account with Empactful and/or provided us with personally identifiable information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, if we become aware at any point that a child under the age of 18 is using our service, we will terminate his or her account.
Your Rights as a California Resident
Residents of California have the right to request from us certain information with respect to the types of personal information we share with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes and the identities of the third parties with whom the business has shared such information during the immediately preceding calendar year. To exercise your rights, you may make one request each year by emailing us at support@Empactful.com. Your request should specify your full name and the email address you used when submitting personal information to us.
Your Rights as a Vermont Resident
We do not share nonpublic personal financial information we collect about Vermont residents to non-affiliated third parties except for our everyday business purposes or as otherwise permitted by law. If you wish to revoke any authorization to share your nonpublic personal financial information, which you have provided to us by entering into our Customer Agreement, please contact us at email@example.com. Please note, however, that we will not be able to provide you with services through Empactful without the ability to share this financial information.
LAST AMENDED DATE: October, 2019