This Site takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, their information is protected both online and off-line.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
The Hammerstone Institutional Forum and Hammer’s Bull/Bear Real Time Sentiment Indicator are several subscription sections of the Site. In order to use them, a user must complete a subscription form. When subscribing, a user must provide contact information (such as name, e-mail, and mailing address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes. If we have trouble processing an order, the information is used to contact the user.
Hammerstone collects information from our users at several different points on our Site.
We do not share, sell, trade, or rent your personal information to third parties for unknown reasons. Further, we use an outside credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
Use of Hammerstone’s subscription services requires the use of persistent cookies. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. To activate persistent cookies, Hammerstone servers will forward a piece of information to the user’s hard drive for storage. By allowing this cookie to be “set”, users do not have to log in a password to Hammerstone more than once and their personal preferences will be saved, thereby making for a better site experience.
While we never use or share personally identifiable information, Hammerstone reserves the right to access and disclose individually identifiable information to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests, to operate its systems properly or to protect itself or its users. Where practical, Hammerstone will attempt to obtain the prior consent of the individual prior to disclosing individually identifiable information.
Please remember that whenever you disclose personal information publicly, for example, on the Hammerstone Institutional Forum or through email, that information can be collected and used by others. At the same time, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Furthermore, while we do our best to protect your personal information, Hammerstone can not guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information.