Information We Collect
Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Non-personally identifiable information is information that, by itself, cannot be tracked to a specific individual. Predict WS may collect non-personally identifiable information while you are visiting the Site. While providing services and features, Predict WS may collect web surfing data such as your IP address, web pages on the Site that have you visited, time and date, and whether or not you clicked on advertisements ("Web Surfing Data"). We use different types of technologies to collect this information, including cookies and single-pixel GIFs.
If your browser is configured to accept the cookies, these cookies will be used to recognize your computer when you revisit the Site to provide you with a superior user experience -- for example, by allowing us to track your prediction accuracy and show you accuracy scores to help you improve performance. However, if you wish, you can configure your browser to block cookies.
Personally Identifiable Information. While providing various services or features, we may ask you to provide personal information. For example, if you choose to register at the Site, you will be asked to provide your email address and a Screen Name. If you choose to create a profile at the Site, you may elect to provide information, such as your name, telephone number, street address, email address, age, gender, stocks of interest, and income range.
If you choose to enter a prediction contest through the Site, you will be asked to enter personal information, which may include your street address, telephone number, age range, and the approximate number of investments you make per year. We may ask for similar information at other times, including during promotions sponsored by Predict WS or its advertisers or partners. In some situations, for example by awarding cash prizes to an individual, Predict WS may be legally obligated to collect that user's social security number for tax purposes and provide such information to the IRS. In such situations, winners will be required to supply the information for tax reporting purposes or may be asked to decline the prize.
Another service provided through the Site Product allows you to invite a friend to Sign Up for membership. If you use this service, we will ask you to provide your email address along with your friend's email address. We will send one email message to your friend inviting the friend to Sign Up. We will not use this information for any other purpose.
If you provide stock predictions or post feedback, comments, text, images, data, price forecasts, questions, or suggestions ("User Submissions"), that information, along with your Screen Name, may be viewable by other registered users. If you do not want other registered users to know your email address or other personally identifiable information, do not provide it with any User Submissions. Also, to limit the amount of personal information disclosed you should provide a User Name that is other than your actual name.
Use of the Information We Collect
Use of Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Predict WS may use non-personally identifiable information collected to improve the quality of Predict WS 's services -- for example, by diagnosing service or technology problems, by assessing and maintaining security, by showing your previous predictions to improve the quality of your experience, by presenting you with ads that we think you would be interested in seeing, or by allowing you to remain logged into Predict WS on your computer. We may also use the information to count and recognize returning users.
Predict WS may use user submissions, such as predictions, to conduct studies and develop forecasts, price forecasts, and stock ratings and reports, which it may display on the Site or otherwise provide to Site users. Predict WS may use user submissions, and forecasts based upon user submissions, to make trades. By using the Site and providing User Submissions and, specifically predictions, you agree to allow us to use the information to make forecasts, trade on the forecasts, and to provide statistics regarding the accuracy of your predictions to other users.
Predict WS may conduct research on the Web Surfing Data to determine user demographics, interests, and behavior and may market the Site by sharing Web Surfing Data with potential advertisers or partners. If it does so, Predict WS will share the Web Surfing Data in such a way that users are not identified. For example, we may provide demographic or usage information to an advertiser so they may see how many registered users are from a specific geographic area or clicked on a certain ad in the previous month. Predict WS also may provide your non-personally identifiable information to contractors so that they can perform services for us.
Use of Personally Identifiable Information. Predict WS does not intentionally provide personally identifiable information to third parties except under the following conditions: If you provide personally identifiable information as part of an inquiry about products or services provided by one of the advertisers or partners, we will provide that information to that advertiser or partner so that they may attempt to provide you with information regarding the products or services about which you inquired.
Predict WS may use the personally identifiable information provided by users or advertisers for internal purposes, such as sales, human resources, marketing, and administration.
Other Sharing of Information
In the event that Predict WS , in whole or in part, establishes a partnership with another company, or is acquired by or merged with another company, collected information may be transferred to the partner or the acquiring or merging company.
You can delete your account by clicking on this link, Delete my Account, or by contacting us directly at [email protected] Predict WS also allows users who choose to provide personally identifiable information on their profile to edit their profile to ensure that it is correct and up-to-date or set the privacy setting to public or private.
Links to Advertisers and Other Websites
Predict WS 's services are combined with content from web publishers and advertisers. The Site may contain links to other websites, including advertisers. In addition, User Submissions may contain links to other websites. Predict WS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of web publishers, advertisers, or other websites that may be linked to the Site.