This is the Privacy and Cookies Policy for The Motley Fool Limited website hosted at https://www.fool.co.uk/help/privacy-and-cookie-statement/ (“we”,”us” and “our site”). The site is operated by or on behalf of The Motley Fool Limited. We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
For the purposes of European Economic Area data protection law, (the “Data Protection Law”), the data controller is: The Motley Fool Limited, 5 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3TW United Kingdom ([email protected]).
This Privacy Notice sets out our privacy practices and explains how we collect, process, hold and store (collectively referred to as handle) personal data and with whom we share it with. The personal data we handle is only that which is required by us so that we may deliver the services you require. Except as provided in this Privacy Notice, we do not supply personal data to any company for marketing purposes.
We are registered as a data controller with the ICO, which is the UK’s independent body set up to uphold information rights. As a data controller, we determine the purpose for which, and the manner in which, personal data is processed, and we make sure we comply with UK data protection law when we process such data.
You may browse our website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal data about yourself. The information we collect from you is only that which is required by us so that we may deliver the site functionality, information you have requested or searched for and to provide you with our services.
Our Privacy Notice will be reviewed on a regular basis and may be updated from time to time. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website.
When we refer to personal data, we mean any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier. Under data protection legislation it is known as personal data. Some personal data will identify you directly – for example, by giving your name and email address. It may also be possible to identify you indirectly, from information in which your name is not given, for example by naming your job title and employer, or by using another form of identifier such as an online identifier.
We will collect and process the following personal data from you:
This is information about you that you give us directly when you interact with us.
For further details, please see the ‘about Hotjar’ section of Hotjar’s support site. https://help.hotjar.com/hc/en-us/categories/115001323967-About-Hotjar
We allow our partners to collect certain information when you visit our site. They may utilize cookies, pixels, beacons, or other technologies to collect and use information about you during your visit to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements they feel you would like.
To learn more about this behavioural advertising, including information on how to opt-out, please visit the websites of the Digital Advertising Alliance, at www.aboutads.info, the Networking Advertising Initiative at www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and the Information Commissioner’s Office, https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/.
It is important that the information we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if any such information were to change during the period for which we hold it.
The law on data protection sets out a number of different reasons for which we may collect and process your personal data in certain circumstances, including:
We can collect and process your data with your consent.
We need your personal data to comply with our contractual obligations.
If the law requires us to, we may need to collect and process your data.
We may require your data to pursue our legitimate interests in a way which might reasonably be expected as part of running our business and which does not materially impact your rights, freedom or interests.
We will use this information in our legitimate interests, where we have considered these are not overridden by your rights:
Where permitted by one of the legal bases above, we will use your personal information for marketing analysis and to provide you with promotional update communications by email about our products/services and those of our business partners.
You can object to further marketing at any time by: (i) checking and updating your contact details within your account page (https://www.fool.co.uk/account/); (ii) selecting the “unsubscribe” link at the end of all our marketing and promotional update communications to you; or (iii) sending us an email to [email protected]l.com.
The data that we collect from you is transferred to, and may be stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) that is not subject to equivalent Data Protection Law. For our purposes, the information we collect is processed by our parent company, The Motley Fool, LLC (“Fool US”) in the United States of America and some of this data is stored in the US.
We may transfer your personal information outside the EEA:
We will only transfer personal data outside the EEA where it is compliant with data protection legislation and the means of transfer provides adequate safeguards in relation to your data, e.g. by way of data transfer agreement, incorporating the current standard contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission, or by signing up to the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, in the event that the organisation in receipt of the Data is based in the United States of America.
If you suspect any data breach or misuse, loss or unauthorised access to your personal data, please let us know immediately via the contact details below.
If you want detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit www.getsafeonline.org. Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.
We may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control. Personal data as well as any other form of data provided by you will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this privacy notice, be permitted to use such data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.
We may also disclose such data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.
In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.
We retain personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil any legal obligations we may have as well as for purposes of processing your information (for example, if you continue to subscribe to one of our services, we will need your information to deliver the service to you). We may also retain aggregate information beyond this time for research purposes and to help us develop and improve our services. You cannot be identified from aggregate information retained or used for these purposes.
Even if we delete your personal data, it may remain on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes.
Cookies contain bits of data that websites such as ours place on your computer’s hard drive for record keeping purposes. Cookies can make the internet more useful by collecting and storing information about your preferences on a particular site and help websites operate more efficiently. Cookies and similar technologies enable you to be remembered when using that computer or device to interact with websites and online services and can be used to manage a range of features and content as well as storing searches and presenting personalised content.
We use our cookies:
Below you’ll find the cookies that we set when you visit Fool.co.uk and their purpose. To help you better understand why we’re setting them, we’ve used the categories and definitions set by the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”):
|__gads||This cookie is used by DoubleClick by Google to serve ads on our site.||Performance|
|_ga||This cookie is used by Google Analytics to measure how visitors use our site.||Performance|
|_gid||This cookie is used by Google Universal Analytics which we use to measure how visitors use our site.||Performance|
|_gat||This cookie is used to throttle request rate to prevent repeated requests.||Performance|
|AcceptCookiesCookie||This cookie is used to indicate whether you have accepted our Privacy & Cookie statement.||Functionality|
|fivp||This cookie recognizes repeat visits to our site and measures site traffic and usage patterns.||Performance|
|fivs||This cookie is used to track activity that occurs during a visitor’s session on our site and will measure site traffic and usage patterns.||Performance|
|PHPSESSID||This cookie is used by the web server to manage your browsing session.||Strictly Necessary|
|Oookie||This cookie keeps track of whether or not you have registered with our site.||Functionality|
|Fool_subinfo||This cookie stores which subscriptions you have.||Functionality|
|wordpress_logged_in_[identifier]||This cookie allows the user interface of our site to know if you are logged in or not.||Strictly Necessary|
|wordpress_sec_[identifier]||This cookie stores information related to secure authentication.||Strictly Necessary|
|wordpress_test_cookie||This cookie allows us to know whether or not your browser accepts cookies.||Strictly Necessary|
|Google Analytics; Hotjar||To measure site traffic, usage patterns, the performance of the contents of our web pages, and to poll users for feedback.||Performance|
|DoubleClick; Atlas Solutions||To serve our “house” ads (adverts promoting our products and services). These cookies help provide more relevant advertising.||Advertising|
|YouTube; Facebook||To allow you to use their functionality to control the functions of videos posted on our site (e.g., pause, volume control, playback, etc.)||Functionality|
|Segment.io||To help our management of marketing services on our site.||Performance|
|Facebook; Twitter; Google; LinkedIn; Reddit||To remember who you are so social sharing buttons work correctly.||Functionality|
|The Facebook pixel is an analytics tool that allows us to measure the effectiveness of our Facebook advertising campaigns by understanding the actions people take once they click through to our website. It also helps us to make the Facebook ads we show you more relevant||Advertising|
We are committed to protecting your personal information. All information that you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Access to paid-for areas of the site, such as our newsletter services is password-protected for your privacy and security. While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. What does all this mean? Just as in the investing world, you must protect yourself. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. If you need to change your password, please follow the steps outlined below.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to external sites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of such sites.
Protecting the safety of children when they use the internet is important to us.
The site is intended for use only by persons who are at least 16 years of age. By using this site, you confirm to us that you meet this requirement. If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to our website. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.
We may amend this Privacy and Cookie Statement from time to time. If we make any substantive changes to this policy, we’ll announce it on our site and notify you by email.
If your request or concern is not satisfactorily resolved by us, you may approach your local data protection authority, (see https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection_en). The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the supervisory authority in the UK and can provide further information about your rights and our obligations in relation to your personal data, as well as deal with any complaints that you have about our processing of your personal data.
The ICO’s contact details can be found on their website at https://ico.org.uk/ or you can write to them at:
Information Commissioner’s Office
You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy notice to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this privacy notice where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.
If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy notice (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy notice will not be affected.
Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.
This notice will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.
Data Protection Officer
The Motley Fool Limited
5 New Street Square
London EC4A 3TW
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 020 7462 4300
Last Updated: 15/03/2021