Information Collection & Use
For some of the NASDAQ OMX Web sites, you must first complete the registration form
and/or create a user name and password. During registration you may be required
to give contact information (such as name and email address). We only use this
information to contact you about the services on our site in which you have
NASDAQ OMX is the sole owner of the information collected on all NASDAQ OMX websites.
NASDAQ OMX may collect personally identifiable information from our users at
several different points on our Web site.
If you purchase a product or service from us, we request certain personally
identifiable information from you on our order form. You must provide contact
information (such as name, email, and billing address) and in some cases
provide financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date).
We only use this information for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If
we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact
Uses of Information
NASDAQ OMX uses the personally identifiable information you provide us to
communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services
you request, and to manage your account. Any personally identifiable information
gathered by NASDAQ OMX will be used for internal these purposes only. We will not
disclose or divulge such data outside of NASDAQ OMX, other than to third party
providers that assist us in providing the services.
NASDAQ OMX does not share, sell, rent or trade personally identifiable information
with third parties for their promotional purposes.
Communications from the Site
Special Offers and Updates
We may occasionally send you information on NASDAQ OMX products or services.
Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these
types of communications. Please see the “Choice and Opt-out."
NASDAQ OMX uses a 3rd party to create and distribute various news letters via
e-mail. The third party will collect your name and e-mail address when you
click through to their site and sign up for the newsletter. Please review their
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site, we
will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically
send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site.
NASDAQ OMX stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the usage of this feature. NASDAQ OMX must store this information to fulfill its legal obligations.
We will send you service-related announcements when it is necessary to do so.
For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance or there
is price change, we will send you an email. Generally, you may not opt-out of
these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish
to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account. Please see
“Choice and Opt-out."
Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us, we may send
you a welcoming email to verify your username and password. We will also
communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you
request, and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email or
telephone, in accordance with your wishes.
We store information that we collect through cookies, log files, clear gifs, to create a “profile" of your email and portfolio preferences within the site, enrollment form or
account settings. We will link your personally identifiable information to
your web site actions, to information in the profile, in order to provide a
more accurate understanding of the web sites usage.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
NASDAQ OMX does not share aggregated demographic information with our partners and
advertisers, in ways that directly identify you.
Personally Identifiable Information
Agents and Service Providers
NASDAQ OMX uses outside companies to process credit card purchases. These companies
do not retain, share, store or use your personal information for any other
purpose. If you sign up for a NASDAQ OMX service provided by a third party under
contract with us, we will share your name and the minimum information necessary
for the third party to provide these services. NASDAQ.com additionally will
display aggregated portfolio information on NASDAQ.com, at no time will we
share or display individual portfolio information.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as
required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our
rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal
process served on our Web site
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications,
you may opt-out of receiving them by emailing us at the appropriate contact
associated with each web site found in the contact section of this privacy
You will be notified when your personal information is collected by any third
party that is not our agent/service provider, so you can make an informed
choice as to whether or not to share your information with that party.
As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
We do link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information. IP addresses are tied to personally identifiable information to help identify individual web site usage.
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for
We use both session ID cookies and/or persistent cookies. We use session
cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie
expires when you close you browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard
drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by
following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help" file.
Some cookies contain the email address, site logon or first name provided by you when completing an email profile for that site. This information is used to populate an email address box, logon box or display your first name when you logon on the site, respectively. Where appropriate some sites generate
disclaimer/notice cookies to confirm that you have read and agreed to its terms
of use. In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party
advertiser may place or recognize a unique "cookie" on your browser. Persistent
cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to
enhance the experience on our site.
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Flash LSOsSome third parties use Flash LSOs also known as Flash cookies, on our sites to display content based upon what you view on our site to personalize your visit. Third Parties, with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity, use Flash cookies to collect and store information.
Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount of, type of, and how data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove Flash cookies. To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies click here:
Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs/ Embedded Pixels)
In an effort to provide users with the most relevant Web site content, we may
also use embedded pixel technologies to help track site usage, these
technologies are used on selected pages for the purposes of identifying unique
user visits as opposed to aggregate hits. The site usage information collected
by these technologies is associated with cookies and may provide data about
site use by registered users of NASDAQ OMX Web sites. This information is used to
evaluate site content, navigability and composition as well as page response
rates. Any data linking the information gathered by clear gifs to a user's
personally identifiable information is used for internal tracking purposes
only. We will not disclose or divulge such data linkages outside of NASDAQ OMX. In
contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear
gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period
at the end of this sentence. To learn more about our advertising company’s use
of clear gifs, please go to http://www.omniture.com/
NASDAQ OMX uses an outside company (CyberSource Corporation) to process credit card
purchases. This company does not retain, share, store or use your personal
information for any other purpose. To learn more about how CyberSource utilizes
personal information, please refer to their privacy statement at
Third Party Advertising
We use DoubleClick and other third-party advertising companies to serve ads
when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information (not including
your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to
this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on this site and
other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you
would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about
not having this information used by these companies, click here. The privacy
statements can be accessed from www.doubleclick.com and
We use third-party companies to serve ads and collect non-personally identifiable information (e.g., the pages you visit, and which links you click, which ads you see and click on, and the categories of search terms you enter) when you visit our web site. These companies may use the information outlined above (which does not include your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. These companies often use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
Links to Other Sites
This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by
NASDAQ OMX. NASDAQ OMX is not responsible for the privacy practices of non-NASDAQ OMX web
sites linked to a NASDAQ OMX site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements
of other linked web sites when you leave our Web site. This privacy statement
applies only to information collected by this Web site.
NASDAQ OMX has partnered with InfoSpace, which operates a network of Web search and
online directory properties to find products, services, businesses, people and
NASDAQ.com and can be found at
Access to Personally Identifiable Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire
our service, you may update or deactivate it by contacting us at the contact
information listed below.
NASDAQ OMX takes reasonable precautions to protect your personal information. The
security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter
sensitive information (such as credit card number) on our registration or order
forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal
information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.
No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage,
is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially
acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its
Changes in this Privacy Statement
privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that
you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what
circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We reserve the right to modify this
privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make
material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means
of a notice on our home page.
refer to the appropriate contact for each web site:
User Profile update:
Contact Info: http://www.nasdaq.com/help/contactInformation.stm
Contact Info: http://www.nasdaqinsurance.com/contacts.html
User Profile update:
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NASDAQ OMX is a licensee of the TRUSTe Privacy Program. TRUSTe is an
independent organization whose mission is to advance privacy and trust in the networked world.
privacy statement covers the following NASDAQ websites:
Because NASDAQ wants to demonstrate its commitment to your privacy, we has
agreed to disclose its information practices and have its privacy practices
reviewed for compliance by TRUSTe. If you have questions or concerns regarding
this statement, you should first contact the appropriate contact from the list
above. If you do not receive acknowledgement of your inquiry or your inquiry
has not been satisfactorily address, you should contact TRUSTe at http://watchdog.truste.com/pvr.php?page=complaint&url=http://www.nasdaq.com.
TRUSTe will then serve as a liaison with us to resolve your concerns.
The TRUSTe program covers only information that is collected through this Web
site, and does not cover information that may be collected through software
downloaded from this site.