Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.savingsbonds.com
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Information You Provide
The following are situations in which you may provide Your Information or Data to us:
- When you fill out forms or fields through our website and Services;
- When you sign up for any newsletters or other materials, our authenticated user experience, or other products and services through our website or Services;
- When you provide information to us through a third-party application, service or website;
- When you communicate with us or request information about us or our website or through Services, and Data entered whether via email or other means;
- When you participate in online surveys;
- When you participate in any of our marketing initiatives, including, contests, events, or promotions; and
- When you participate in forums or provide user-generated content or submissions.
- When you enter your bond information in our online calculator (This service includes our free daily Bond Tips, which you may opt out of at any time)
From time to time, we may participate in, partner with, or use advertising networks, such as third-party advertising servers, advertising agencies, technology vendors and research firms. For example, we use Google AdSense to publish ads on our Services. When you view or click on an ad, a cookie will be set to help better provide advertisements that may be of interest to you on this and other Web sites. In addition, we may use third-party advertising networks to serve advertisements to you on our website or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third-party partners may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site and other sites to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. This practice is often referred to as “online behavioral advertising.”
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We may take Your Information and de-identify it either by combining it with information about other individuals (aggregating Your Information with information about other individuals) or by removing characteristics (such as your name) that make the information personally identifiable to you (de-identifying Your Information). We reserve the right to share, loan, rent, sell, or otherwise disclose such information to third parties at any time, for any lawful purpose, without notice or compensation to you.
time, for any lawful purposes. You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website, of any change in ownership, uses of your personally identifiable information, and Data, and choices you may have regarding your personally identifiable information and Data. We may also disclose your personally identifiable information or Data to any other third party with your prior consent.
We Are Not Financial Professionals
SavingsBonds.com, Inc and/or Union Information Services, Inc. are not licensed financial professional or financial or tax advisors. The intent of SavingsBonds.com services and products is to provide U.S. Savings Bond information and bond valuations. We are not responsible for any financial transactions you or your legal representatives perform as a result of the values or information we provide on our website, via reports or services, or telephone, email, or by any of our company representatives.
We provide savings bond information and savings bond redemption values based on information and data provided by the U.S. Treasury Department, the Treasury Departments representatives, their website and published information. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the savings bond values. If the information provided to us by the government is incorrect, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate information provided by our company via website, reports, or company representatives. We do not suggest or provide financial advice, directions, or suggestions based on bond redemptions or bond information. The reports and services we provide are used for informational purposes only. Any and all transactions and any possible or future financial and/or tax implications of owning and or redeeming U.S. Savings Bonds or any bond information retrieved from our site or company should be discussed, reviewed and verified with financial and tax professionals. We are not responsible for actual lost bonds. We are not responsible for gains or losses of owning bonds as a result of using our products or services.
How we protect your data
SavingsBonds.com web servers support the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) transaction protocol originally developed by Netscape and now largely accepted as an industry standard. The purpose of this encryption protocol is to keep confidential the information passed back and forth between a web server and its users. We work to protect personally identifiable information stored on the site’s servers from unauthorized access using industry standard computer security products, such as firewalls, as well as carefully developed security procedures and practices. In addition, a username, member ID name, and password are required for you to use, view or change application or interview information. We use both internal and external resources to review the adequacy of our security measures on a regular basis.
If you have questions or concerns about our privacy practices or wish to make a request regarding Your Information, or Data, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Created on: October 18, 2012
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