We may gather information including your personal data directly from you if you assent to providing us with that information. For instance, you may give us your full name and contact details (such as an email or phone number), date of birth, or other similar information when you register for a newsletter or take part in a survey or promotion on our websites.
You may also opt to provide us contact details and personally identifiable information when you take part in a discussion or on our website’s forums. Keep in mind that any information you share on these forums is accessible to anyone and may be viewed or captured by any user visiting our website. Thus, you should be careful and avoid posting any personal data you deem sensitive and wouldn’t want shared with the public.
To handle our automated data gathering, we sometimes place tags (also known as “web beacons”) on pages on our website or in our emails we send your way. Web beacons are small files that connect web pages to particular web servers with their cookies, and they’re used for a variety of reasons, including counting how many users visit a site per month, understanding how they’re visiting our website, and evaluating the volume of emails that we send which are being opened, as well as which articles and links visitors are viewing.
Additionally, we use third-party analytics services including Google Analytics on our website to provide us data and statistics about our website’s visitors.
“Do Not Track” Signals are settings you can modify on your browser to send a “do not track” request to websites and other online services. Currently, there is no consensus on the standard definition of “do not track” in this context. As others do, Best Personal Loans is set to respond to “do not track” requests sent from browsers. Learn more about “do not track” signals here.
Finally, third -party services that provide tools, widgets, and plug-ins which are used on our website (such as the Facebook “like” buttons) may automatically collect data regarding your interactions with their features. This information falls under the purview of these companies’ own privacy polices or notices.
How We May Use the Data We Gather
There are various purposes for which we might use the information collected on Best Personal Loans, including those we list below. For instance, if you provide us your email when you send us a question, we may use that email to respond to you. Additionally, we may use information we gather from you and through our website for the following:
Our vendors, agents, consultants, and other service providers may have authorization to access information we collect through our website to perform services on our behalf. These parties are subject to confidentiality agreements and are restricted from using any personal data collected from our website for any reason other than those services expressly requested. Additionally, we may share your information: