Effective Date: March 9, 2017
Collection of Information
The main purpose of our Website is helping you to find a loan from prospective lenders participating in our direct network of loan lenders (“participating lenders”).
We collect personal information from you when you provide it to us, including by providing information to us to find you a loan, or when you contact us. This information may include, for example, name, date of birth, telephone number, mailing and home address, zip code, email address, social security number, bank account information, financial information, employment information, and driver’s license number and state of issuance.
When you visit the Website, we may collect certain non-personal information from you, including your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the date and time of your visit, browser type, operating system, the specific web pages visited during your connection, and the domain name from which you accessed the Website. In addition, we may collect information about your browsing behavior, such as the date and time you visit the Website, the areas or pages of the Website that you visit, the amount of time you spend viewing the Website, the number of times you return to the Website and other click-stream data. We may also use non-personal information for statistical analysis, research, and other purposes.
We may also use web beacons on the Website, in our emails and in our advertisements on other websites. Web beacons are tiny graphic images that are used to collect information about your Site visit, such as the pages you view and the features you use, as well as information about whether you open and/or act upon one of our emails or advertisements. We may also collect the URL of the website you visited immediately before coming to the Website. Web beacons help us analyze our Website visitors’ behavior and measure the effectiveness of the Website and our advertising. We may work with service providers that help us track, collect and analyze this information.
We may combine the non-personal information we collect, such as through cookies and web beacons, with other information we have collected from you.
Use of Information
If you do not wish to receive communications from us about offers and promotions, you can opt-out of receiving these communications by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by following the instructions in the messages you receive.
Disclosure of Information
Additionally, we may share your personally identifiable information (excluding your social security number, bank account information, or other financial information) with third party marketers and other service providers (including advertisers) with whom we have an ongoing business relationship.
Credit Implications of Providing Your Personal Information
Our participating third party lenders may verify, without limitation, your social security number and driver's license number, or any other qualifying identification and review your information against national databases to determine credit worthiness, standing and/or capacity. Please note that multiple inquiries on the three national databases (Equifax, Transunion and Experian) may result in a lowered credit score. By submitting your information you agree to allow third party providers to verify your information and check your credit as described in their policies and terms.
We take reasonable and appropriate security precautions to secure the personal information that you choose to provide against the loss, misuse, alteration, or unauthorized access of such information. Unfortunately, no transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security or confidentiality of any personal information you transmit to us.
Interest Based Advertising
Because an industry-standard Do-Not-Track protocol has not yet been established, we will not change your browsing experience based on any “Do Not Track” signals that may be sent by certain browsers or selected by you.
However, you can visit www.cookiecentral.com and http://www.aboutads.info to learn more about this type of advertising and how to opt-out of this form of advertising by companies participating in the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) self-regulatory program. Note that electing to opt-out will not stop advertising from appearing in your browser or applications. It may make the ads you see less relevant to your interests. In addition, note that if you use a different browser or erase cookies from your browser, you may need to renew your opt-out choice. As each browser is different, please check the help section of your browser for instructions on how to remove cookies and learn about other privacy and security settings that may be available.
We do not direct the Website to, nor do we knowingly collect any personal information from, children under the age of thirteen.
Third Party Websites
Third Party Analytics
Your California Privacy Rights
Under California’s “Shine the Light” law, California residents who provide Personal Information to the Website may request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Data to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact our consumer support via e-mail at email@example.com.