You can access news articles and index results on Trustabl without having a Trustabl account. You also can contact Trustabl directly by email without having to register for an account.
For some activities on Trustabl, like receiving a personalized news feed or participating in index ratings, you need to register with Trustabl. Personal information is requested when you create an account, including your Trustabl survey results, and your email address and password which are used to protect your account from unauthorized access.
When you use Trustabl, information may be recorded about your usage of the site, such as the news articles you consume or rate, as well as information you click on in Trustabl. If you are logged in, Trustabl may associate that information with your Trustabl account. In order to ensure the quality of its service to you, tags may be placed (also called a "Web beacon") in HTML-based customer support emails or other communications with you.
Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose online (e.g., text comments) may be collected and used by others.
Trustabl is intended for the general public. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. Please contact us if you become aware that a child under the age of 13 is using Trustabl, or has posted personal information about themselves on Trustabl, and we will work to remove both the information and the child’s Trustabl account.
If you submit personal information to Trustabl, such information may be used to operate, maintain, and improve the features and functionality of Trustabl, and to process any reporting activity or other communication you send to it.
Trustabl does not use your email address or other personal information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent.
Your Trustabl account username, not your email address, is displayed to other users when you engage in certain activities on Trustabl; provided, however, if you choose to sign into Trustabl using Facebook, your real name will be displayed.
In addition, Trustabl may transfer personally identifiable information about you if Trustabl, or one of its business units, are acquired by, sold to, or merged with another entity.
We may employ procedural and technological security measures that are reasonably designed to help protect your personally identifiable information from loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Trustabl may use encryption, password protection, and other security measures to help prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE SECRECY OF YOUR UNIQUE PASSWORD AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION AT ALL TIMES. WE CANNOT, HOWEVER, ENSURE OR WARRANT THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO US, AND YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. ONCE WE RECEIVE YOUR TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION, WE MAKE COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE EFFORTS TO ENSURE THE SECURITY OF OUR SYSTEMS. HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A GUARANTEE THAT SUCH INFORMATION MAY NOT BE ACCESSED, DISCLOSED, ALTERED, OR DESTROYED BY BREACH OF ANY OF OUR PHYSICAL, TECHNICAL, OR MANAGERIAL SAFEGUARDS. IF WE LEARN OF A SECURITY SYSTEMS BREACH, THEN WE MAY ATTEMPT TO NOTIFY YOU ELECTRONICALLY SO THAT YOU CAN TAKE APPROPRIATE PROTECTIVE STEPS. WE MAY POST A NOTICE ON THE WEBSITE IF A SECURITY BREACH OCCURS. DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE, YOU MAY HAVE A LEGAL RIGHT TO RECEIVE NOTICE OF A SECURITY BREACH IN WRITING.
Trustabl, its service providers, advertisers or partners may collect various types of non-personally identifiable information when you interact with Trustabl or visit any of its sites. A representative list of the types of non-personally identifiable information that may be collected include: current Internet protocol address and type of browser you are using (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Microsoft Windows, Mac OS), the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, Earthlink), the Web pages you have visited, the content you have accessed, and the advertisements you have clicked on and/or been shown. Trustabl may take personally identifiable information and make it non-personally identifiable information, for instance, by aggregating it with information about other individuals, or by removing characteristics that make the information personally identifiable to you. The non-personally identifiable information collected may be combined with information from other sources and/or shared with third parties.
The non-personally identifiable information collected may be used without limitation to improve the design and content of Trustabl’s site, and to enable it to personalize your Internet experience. This information may also be used to make inferences about your interests in order to deliver more relevant marketing messages and advertisements. Trustabl also may use this information to analyze usage of its site.
To enhance your online experience, Trustabl uses "cookies" or similar technologies. Cookies are text files placed in your computer's browser to store your preferences. Cookies do not contain personally identifiable information; however, once you choose to furnish a site with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.
Trustabl, its third party service providers, advertisers, or its partners may also use "Web beacons" which are small pieces of code placed on a Web page, to monitor the behavior and collect data about the visitors viewing a Web page. For example, Web beacons may be used to count the users who visit a Web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that page.
Some of Trustabl’s sites contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than its own. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy notices as Trustabl has no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.