Use of Personal Information
Personal Information that Online Disclosure may use may be collected at the Site (1) in the event registration and/or user login is ever required; (2) if you choose to submit personal information when making an e-mail inquiry at the Site or requesting a bid; (3) through Online Disclosure e-mail communications or other notices or communications, in order to advise you or items of interest, to provide you with disclosures and information that may be relevant or important to bond offerings posted at the Site, or to provide notice of amendments or supplements to official statements made available at the Site.
Permission for Use
PLEASE DO NOT REQUEST ANY SUCH COMMUNICATIONS ON BEHALF OF AN INDIVIDUAL OR COMPANY IF YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO MAKE THE REQUEST AND THE RECIPIENT OF THE COMMUNICATIONS DOES NOT WANT YOU TO DISCLOSE THE REQUESTED INFORMATION.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties
Online Disclosure may share your personal information in any of the following circumstances:
- If you request a bid for services at the Site, Online Disclosure may disclose such personal information to any third-party service provider Online Disclosure uses or may use to fulfill any services in connection with such project on which a bid is given.
- Online Disclosure may disclose personal information to any bond offeror that requests such information in order to provide necessary notices or amended official statements for any bond offering published through the Site.
- Online Disclosure may share your personal information to third-party suppliers in connection with services such third parties provide under an agreement with Online Disclosure, e.g., for handling communications such as e-mail newsletters or other communications. In this case, such third party will be restricted to using your personal information only as directed by Online Disclosure and only in connection with the business of Online Disclosure.
Withdrawing Consent to Use
Use of Aggregated Data
Online Disclosure is interested in improving the Site and may develop and offer new features and services. We monitor aggregated data regarding use of the Site for marketing purposes and to study, improve and promote use of the Site. In connection with such purposes, Online Disclosure may share aggregated data with third parties collectively and in an anonymous way. Disclosure of aggregated data does not reveal personal information about individual Site users in any way that identifies who they are or how to contact them. However, disclosure of aggregated data may include the identity of the company or business to which it relates. Online Disclosure will not disclose or otherwise share data which Online Disclosure knows to be confidential or to be specific competitive, proprietary data regarding the business of a Site user or the company whose personal information the user has submitted, without the express permission of the user, except to third-party suppliers of Online Disclosure who need such information and have an agreement with Online Disclosure that restricts use of such data to those purposes authorized by Online Disclosure in connection with its business. However, Online Disclosure may disclose such specific business data, so long as Online Disclosure does not identify the individual or company to whom it pertains and does not reveal the identity of the person, in the case of personal information.
Online Disclosure has two exceptions to these limits on use of personal information:
(1) Online Disclosure may monitor and, when we believe in good faith that disclosure is required, disclose information to protect the security, property, assets and/or rights of Online Disclosure from unauthorized use, or misuse, of the Site or anything found at the Site.
(2) Online Disclosure may disclose information when required by law; however, only to the extent necessary and in a manner that seeks to maintain the privacy of the individual.
To enable features at the Site, Online Disclosure will assign one or more “cookies” to your Internet browser. Cookies, among other things, speed navigation through our Site, keep track of information so that you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit our Site, and may provide you with customized content. A “cookie” is an Internet mechanism composed of a small text file containing a unique identification number that permits a Web server to send small pieces of information or text by means of your browser and place them on your computer’s hard drive for storage. This text lets the Web server know if you have previously visited the Web page. Cookies by themselves cannot be used to find out the identity of any user. This unique identification number automatically identifies your browser – but not the user – to our computers whenever you interact with the Site. This information may be used to help us dynamically generate personalized advertising and content specifically tailored for you and also allows us to statistically monitor user traffic on our Site and the concentration of such traffic in certain areas of our Site. Only when you agree to provide personal information directly to us will we be able to learn anything about you other than the random number that our server computers originally assigned to your browser.
You may occasionally receive cookies from unaffiliated companies or organizations, to the extent they place advertising on our Site or are linked to the Online Disclosure Site. If so, these third-party cookies may collect information about you when you “click” on their advertising or content or link. This practice is standard in the Internet industry. Because of the way in which the Internet operates, we cannot control collection of this information by these third parties, and these cookies are not subject to Online Disclosure’s privacy policies. As the user of these sites, you should contact these third-party content and information providers, e.g., bond issuers or advertisers, who place information on Online Disclosure’s Site or Web site owners who maintain links with our Site directly, if you have any questions about their use of the information they may potentially collect.
Advertiser Use of Information
As is the case with other Web sites, users of Online Disclosure may often receive advertisements or announcements from the Third Parties. Receipt of an advertisement does not indicate that Online Disclosure sold your personal data. Online Disclosure requires all business partners to place advertisements with Online Disclosure, who then places such advertisements on our server and forwards them to you. You will not be contacted directly by our advertisers unless you contact them individually. In other words, Online Disclosure will serve as a gatekeeper to the advertisements, which will allow you to contact only Online Disclosure, should you want to stop receiving any particular advertisement.
Children’s Privacy And Parental Consent
Please be aware that Online Disclosure has not designed this Site for, and does not intend for it to be used by, anyone under age 18. Accordingly, this Site should not be used by anyone under age 18.
Individuals under 18
Online Disclosure specifically requests that persons under the age of 18 not use this Site or submit or post information to the Online Disclosure Site. Should Online Disclosure inadvertently acquire personal information or other data from users under the age of 18, Online Disclosure will not knowingly provide this data to any third party for any purpose whatsoever, and any subsequent disclosure would be due to the fact the user under age 18 used the Site and submitted personal information without solicitation by or permission from Online Disclosure.
General Information Regarding Online Privacy and Information You Provide
Links Provided To Other Sites
It is important to note that Online Disclosure may provide links to a number of other Web sites that we believe might offer you useful information and services. However, those sites may not follow the same privacy policies as Online Disclosure. Therefore, we are not responsible for the privacy policies or the actions of any third parties, including without limitation,, any Web site owners whose sites may be reached through this Site, nor can we control the activities of those Web sites. These links may include links to third parties such as advertisers, content providers and business partners and other suppliers who may (a) use the Online Disclosure logo and or style as a result of a co-branding agreement, (b) be linked to Online Disclosure, and/or (c) participate in providing one of the services or features offered through Online Disclosure. We suggest that you contact the relevant parties controlling these sites or accessing their on-line policies for the relevant information about their data collection practices.
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