Effective November 23, 2015
Can you “opt out” of providing personally identifying information or receiving marketing messages?
You may “opt out” altogether from providing personally identifying information to us by not registering with Barchart.com and thereby not providing personal information, or by not visiting the Barchart.com sites. You can delete your Barchart.com account by sending us a message with your user name and password. If you choose not to register or provide mandatory information in the registration form, Barchart.com will not be fully accessible to you. You can edit your Account Information, including your newsletter preferences, at any time. Commercial email communications from Barchart.com comes with an unsubscribe link at the bottom for you to opt-out of future such marketing communications.
How does Barchart.com protect its content and user information?
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place commercially reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online, including encryption security for credit card submissions. Such commercially reasonable precautions, however, do not absolutely guarantee the absolute protection of your personally identifying information. You must understand that there will always be some risk that any personally identifying information that you provide to us may be released without our permission or knowledge.
What does Barchart.com do with the information it gathers and/or tracks?
Barchart.com uses information for the following general purposes: to fulfill your requests for products and services, to customize the advertising and content you see, to improve our services, to contact you, to conduct research, and to provide trend reporting for internal and external clients.
To make it easier for your friends to find you, we allow anyone with your name to find you through the Barchart search bar at the top of most users' feeds, as well as other tools we provide, such as contact importers - even if you have not shared your contact information with them on Barchart. You can choose to opt out of this feature in your account section. If you choose to opt out you will not be queryable in the search bar using your first or last name. Public items such as comments on news stories will however remain visible by all users registered on Barchart.
Barchart.com may also display targeted advertisements based on personal information. Advertisers (including ad serving companies) may assume that people who interact with, view, or click targeted ads meet the targeting criteria—for example, people trading agricultural products from a particular geographic area.
We may send you certain communications relating to the Barchart.com service, such as service announcements, administrative messages and the Barchart.com Newsletter, that are considered part of your Barchart.com account.
With whom does Barchart.com share the information it gathers and/or tracks?
Barchart.com shares the information it gathers, in aggregate form, with advertisers and other partners. It also provides information to trusted partners who work with or on behalf of Barchart.com. These companies may use your personal information for, among other things, to help Barchart.com communicate with you about offers from Barchart.com and our marketing partners. We also may share information about you, including personally identifying information, if sought by legal process or requested by law enforcement, or in order to protect the rights and property of Barchart.com or the safety of our users or the public, or to protect against unauthorized use of our site.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the "Shine The Light" law, permits our customers who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, information about the personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of personal information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to:
209 W. Jackson
Chicago, IL 60606
From time to time Barchart.com may review and update this policy.