Effective Date: October 15, 2018
Channelchek is a product and service provided by Noble Financial Group, Inc (“Noble,” “we,” “us,” and “our”). Noble’s affiliates (“Noble Affiliate(s)”) include Noble Capital Markets, Inc., a SEC and FINRA registered broker dealer and Noble Capital Management, Inc., a registered investment advisor (Noble and Noble Affiliates hereinafter referred to as “Noble Group”)
You may choose not to submit requested information online (see Other Information below), but that may limit the services we are able to provide to you.
Collecting Personal Information from You
The Personal Information we collect may be captured from a variety of sources: registration and voluntary submissions. For example, when you register for or subscribe to certain products or services; create a profile; participate in a contest or game; take a survey; visit our Channelchek Services; use any interactive features; participate in a community forum; or contact our customer service representatives.
Registration for our Services may require that you supply certain personal information, including a unique email address and demographic information (age, sex, household income, job industry) to register. Also, we may collect information such as occupation, language, zip code, area code, unique device identifier, referrer URL, location, and the time zone where our service is used so that we can better understand customer behavior and improve our products, services, and advertising.
The Channelchek Services are a network of general audience sites, and are not targeted to, and do not knowingly collect Personal Information from minors under 18 years of age. We request that these individuals do not provide Personal Information through our Services.
Collecting Personal Information from Third Parties
“Other Information” is any information that does not reveal your specific identity, such as browser information, app usage data, information collected through cookies and other technologies, non-identifying demographic information, and aggregated information.
Collecting Other Information
We collect Other Information when you submit it to us. It may include your gender, zip code, birthday, education, occupation, financial information (such as your income, investments, portfolio transactions and value, and other information), and interests.
We offer you opportunities to engage in public activities (“Public Activities”) on Channelchek.com and other Channelchek Services. Public Activities are any actions you take on Channelchek.com that are designed to be visible to other Users, including comments, recommendations, reader reviews, ratings or any other items that you submit. Any information you disclose in your public activities, along with your screen name or ID, or any image or photo, becomes public and may be used by Noble for online and offline promotional or commercial uses in any and all media. If you choose to engage in Public Activities, you should be aware that any personal information you submit can be read, collected and used by other Users of these areas. We are not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in the course of your Public Activities and we have no responsibility to publish, take down, remove or edit any of your Public Activities or submissions.
Public activities may be included in our RSS feeds, APIs and other distribution formats. As a result, your Public Activities may appear on other websites, blogs, or feeds. Keep in mind that we are not responsible for any personal information you choose to make public via your Public Activities, and you agree that such sharing will be deemed to have been done by you, not Noble or Noble Affiliates.
We may also receive Other Information about you from third parties, including, for example, demographic data, social media account number, information about your interests, and information about your activities on other websites.
Collecting Other Information Automatically
The Channelchek Services may also be linked to sites or apps operated by third parties, and may carry advertisements, functionality, games or applications developed and maintained by third parties, using iframes, tools, or plug-ins. These third-party services may use automated means to collect information about You and Your use of these features. Some of these third-party sites may be co-branded with a Channelchek or Noble logo, even though they are not operated or maintained by us.
Protecting the Rights of Noble Group and Others
Protecting the Rights of Channelchek and Others
Distributing Relevant Content
To make your experience more interesting and personalized and to improve the quality of our products and services by presenting content and products tailored to you, we may combine the Personal and Other Information we collect with information relating to your use of our other products, services and websites. We may collect and store details of how you use our services, including search queries. This information may be used to improve the relevancy of results provided by our services. In addition, we may supplement the Personal and Other Information we collect with information from other sources, such as publicly available information from social media services, commercially available sources and information from Noble Affiliates or business partners.
Providing Our Services
We use the information we collect from and about you to provide our products, services and features to you, including: to process and fulfill your registration, to send you information about your relationship or transactions with us, to measure and improve those services and features, to allow you to comment on content and participate in online games, contests, promotions or rewards programs, use collaboration tools to share content and collaborate with other users, to provide you with customer support, including online chats, and to respond to inquiries. If you choose to use the collaboration tools, some of your Personal Information may be included in a directory that can be viewed and used by other users of these collaboration tools.
Delivering Appropriate Advertising
Noble Group and our service providers may use any of the information we collect from and about you to assist us in delivering relevant advertisements to you when you use our Services, or another service provided by Noble Affiliates, or unaffiliated third parties. We may use demographic and preference information to allow advertising on the Channelchek Service to be targeted to the users for whom they are most pertinent. This means You see advertising that is most likely to interest you, and advertisers send their messages to people who are most likely to be receptive, improving both the viewer’s experience and the effectiveness of the ads. (See Information Collected, above, for details on the types of information we may use.) We may work with third-party online advertising companies and advertisers who help deliver these ads to you. These third parties may collect and use information about your activities on our Services and on other websites, and Other Information about you, to limit the online ads you encounter to those we believe are consistent with your interests.
Allowing Statistical Analysis, Demographic, And Marketing Analyses
Channelchek performs statistical, demographic and marketing analyses of users of our Services, and your subscribing and purchasing patterns, for product development purposes and to generally inform advertisers about the nature of our subscriber base.
Customizing Your Experience
Channelchek uses the information collected to customize certain features of our Services to provide you with an enhanced experience based on the type of device you are using to access our Services, and in certain cases, provide you with requested services.
Enabling Social Sharing
Communicating with You
Noble and Noble Affiliates may periodically send promotional materials, surveys, market research, contest or promotional awards, or notifications related to our products and services. To help make these materials more relevant to you, we may use and combine any of the Personal and Other Information we collect to assist us in sending you these materials. We may also use your information to contact you, including to respond to your comments, inquiries or requests. If you want to stop receiving these materials from us, please follow the instructions in the Choices and Access section below.
Third-Parties Assisting Us
We may make your Personal Information available to certain third-party service providers, such as contractors, agents or sponsors, or Noble Affiliates, who help us manage or provide our products and services by, for example: developing or supporting products and features; sending email messages on our behalf; delivering subscriptions; auditing; processing data or statistics; and serving, customizing or delivering marketing or ads. These third-party service providers are required to protect Personal Information entrusted to them and not use it for any other purpose than the specific service they are providing to us or on our behalf.
Providing Co-Branded Services and Features
Information Made Public through Use of Our Services
Certain features on the Channelchek Services give you an opportunity to interact with us and others. These may include the collaboration tools, community forums, chats, submitting a letter to the editor, creating community profiles, and rating, tagging and commenting on articles. When you use these features, you should be aware that any information you submit, including your name, user name, location, email address, profile information, picture, likes, status, and comments, may be publicly available to anyone, including other users, search engines, advertisers, third-party application developers, and anyone else with access to the Channelchek Services. We are not responsible for any information you choose to submit and make public through these interactive features.
Choices Regarding Your Personal Information
We give you certain choices regarding our use and disclosure of your Personal Information for marketing purposes.
You may opt-out from receiving electronic communications from us (including surveys or notifications) by changing your account settings through the appropriate link on the website account services page or by following the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
Please note that there are certain service notifications that you may not opt-out of, such as renewal notices and notifications of changes to Channelchek products and services or policies, as well as changes and edits to these terms of service.
Managing Your Personal Information
Fubscribers can also update their Personal Information online by signing on to their accounts and visiting the appropriate account management sections of our websites.
Where you have provided your consent for our use of your Personal Information, you have the right to withdraw your consent and we will apply your preferences going forward.
For your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the Personal Information associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting such change or deletion (e.g., when you make a purchase or enter a promotion, you may not be able to change or delete the Personal Information provided until after the completion of such purchase or promotion).
We make no representation that this Site is operated in accordance with the laws or regulations of, or governed by, nations other than those of the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you use this Site at your own risk and initiative and you, not us, are responsible for compliance with any applicable local and national laws.
The content, material and information contained on the Site does not constitute an offer or solicitation and may not be treated as an offer or solicitation (i) in any jurisdiction where such an offer or solicitation is against the law; (ii) to anyone to whom it is unlawful to make such an offer or solicitation: (iii) if the person making the offer or solicitation is not qualified to do so. If any securities are offered on this Site, they can only be marketed in certain jurisdictions only. You acknowledge and agree that it is solely your responsibility to be aware of the applicable laws and regulations of your country of residence. The content provided on this Site does not constitute an offer or solicitation to sell securities referred to on this Site, by anyone in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or distribution would be unlawful or in which the person making such offer or solicitation is not qualified to do so or to anyone to whom it is unlawful to make such offer or solicitation. Applications to invest in any offering referred to on this Site must only be made on the basis of the offering document relating to the specific investment and through a registered entity.
This site is not directed at you if we are prohibited by any law of any jurisdiction from making the information on this site available to you. You should satisfy yourself before accessing the Site that we would be allowed to advertise investment products to you under the law of the jurisdiction in which you reside. It is your responsibility to be aware of and to observe all applicable laws and regulations of any relevant jurisdiction, including the one in which you reside.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Law permits our Users who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact our customer service representatives as indicated below, and provide your name and the address to which you would like us to respond.
- Attention: Channelchek Privacy – California
- Noble Financial Group, Inc.
- 225 NE Mizner Blvd, Suite 150
- Boca Raton, FL 33432
Corporate and School Subscriptions
If your subscription is provided in whole or in part by your employer or other third-party, we may notify the provider when you access or use your subscription. If you have a subscription associated with a professor or school, we may notify your professor or school to confirm your subscription, access or use. When providing these notices, we may reveal limited amounts of your Personal Information such as your name or email address.
Completing a Merger, Sale of Assets or Bankruptcy
If Noble Group sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger, reorganization, dissolution, liquidation, bankruptcy, or transfer of all or a material part of its business, Noble Group may transfer your information to the party or parties and their advisors involved in the transaction.
Location of Data
Your Personal Information may be stored, transferred to, and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers, and by using our products and services, you consent to the processing and transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may have different data protection rules than in your country.
Retaining the Data
Cookies and Other Technologies
- Attention: Channelchek Privacy
- Noble Financial Group, Inc.
- 225 NE Mizner Blvd, Suite 150
- Boca Raton, FL 33432
We will respond to your questions and complaints about our processing of your Personal Information. If you are not satisfied with our response, you can contact a supervisory authority. Please do not disclose any sensitive Personal Information (e.g., information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, or trade union membership), social security numbers, or criminal background information when contacting us.