The term “Personal Data” refers to personally identifiable information about a person, such as a person’s full name, birth date, e-mail address or mailing address, phone number and any other information that can be used to identify or contact a specific person.
The only Personal Data Couplr currently collects through its Website is the Personal Data that is provided to Couplr to obtain access to the site. Currently, Couplr collects the following information from users, depending on their user type selected during the sign-up process:
Personal Data from Users Seeking a Financial Professional
Personal Data from Users Who Are Financial Professionals
Couplr uses an algorithm and machine learning to match potential clients and financial professionals based on a user’s answer to the survey questions asked by the Couplr web application during sign up. While responses to the survey questions alone may not request Personal Data, Couplr will retain the answers to the survey questions keyed to a specific user for the purposes of suggesting matches.
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT SHARING ANY OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION WITH COUPLR, DO NOT SIGN UP. SIGNING UP FOR A USER ACCOUNT WITH COUPLR SERVES AS YOUR EXPLICIT CONSENT TO SHARING THIS INFORMATION WITH THE COMPANY.
Each user may access and update his\her Personal Data via the account portal on the Website. Additionally, from the account portal, a user can remove its Personal Data and cancel his\her account with Couplr. For help with further questions or access to Personal Data, a user can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, via e-mail users can specifically request information about:
CAN-SPAM: Upon signing up with Couplr via the website, a user will be added to the Couplr mailing list. A user may opt-out of receiving further e-mails from Couplr (except for account related messages) following the directions at the bottom of each e-mail message, or e-mailing Couplr at email@example.com.
When a potential match is made by Couplr – the financial services professional will receive a notification containing the name and profile photo (if any) of the user seeking financial services. Thereafter, the users may communicate together using Couplr’s integrated messaging platform, or share additional contact information and communicate on their own. Couplr is not responsible for any communication on or outside of the Website, and Users should share contact information at their own risk, and in their sole disrection.
Couplr may disclose Personal Data to third parties under certain circumstances. Couplr may disclose Personal Data to third parties if: 1) a user has requested that Couplr do so; 2) to comply with an applicable law, regulation, valid subpoena, or request of the US Government or; 3) Couplr is acquired by or merged into another entity, or all or a portion of Couplr’s assets are sold or otherwise transferred to another entity, Couplr may disclose Personal Data to that entity.
Other data that does not qualify as Personal Data because it cannot be used to contact or identify users (“Non-Personal Data”) may also be automatically collected about a user utilizing the Website. For example, Couplr uses technology to automatically collect Non-Personal Data about the use of Website. This technology is used to track how many users access Website, the date and time of their visits, the length of their stays, and which pages they view. Couplr may also use technology to determine which web browsers users use and the address from which they accessed the Website. The information collected using this technology does not identify any user personally and is thus all Non-Personal Data that simply enables Couplr to compile statistics about users and their use of the Website and related services. Couplr uses this Non-Personal Data and may share it with third parties to improve the content and functionality of the Website, to better understand our customers and markets, and to improve our products and services.
Couplr may store certain information from a user’s web browser using “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. Couplr may use session-ID cookies to confirm that registered users are logged in. These cookies would terminate once the user closes the web browser. Couplr may also use persistent cookies that store certain Personal Data already provided to Couplr to make it easier for a user to log back into the Website. Cookies are used as a convenience feature for the user. A user can remove or block cookies using the settings in the user’s web browser if a user wants to disable such functions, but such action may impair the full functionality of the Website.
A Note about Google Analytics: Couplr utilizes Google Analytics to facilitate the collection of some Non-Personal Data. Google Analytics is subject to its own policies and by design, some Non-Personal Data collected by Google Analytics will be shared with Google. You can read more about the privacy practices of Google, and how the use of Google Analytics may impact a user’s use of the Website here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.
The Website does not track users over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising and, therefore, does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. However, some third party sites do keep track of browsing activities when they serve users content, which enables them to tailor what they present to different users. If a user is visiting such sites, a browser may allow users to set the DNT signal on that browser so that third parties (particularly advertisers) know that the user does not want to be tracked.
Couplr uses standard security measures to protect users’ Personal Data. While such security measures provide reasonable protections against unauthorized access, they provide no guarantee that Personal Data will not be compromised. HACKING AND UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OCCURS AND COUPLR PROVIDES NO GUARANTEE THAT PERSONAL DATA WILL NOT BE STOLEN OR MISUSED BY THIRD-PARTIES.
Whenever a website collects sensitive information (such as confidential business information), a user should confirm that the information is encrypted and transmitted in a secure way. One way that a user may do so is by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of the web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.