McNeil Financial Group Corporation - Privacy
Created : May 15, 2005 - |
Updated: July 1, 2005 *>
McNeil Financial Group Corporation is committed to protecting your privacy. This
privacy statement explains data collection and use, practices of the McNeil
Financial Group Corporation site; By accessing the Site, you are consenting to
the information collection and use practices described in this privacy
Other McNeil Financial Group Corporation services with links from this Web site,
including Budgeting Service, Mortgage
News, How Money Works, and Right
Choice, have their own privacy statements which can be viewed by
clicking on their links.
On This Page:
Collection of your Personal Information:
We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you
(personal information) or allows us to contact you to provide a service or carry
out a transaction that you have requested such as receiving information about
McNeil Financial Group Corporation products and services, ordering e-mail
newsletters, joining a limited-access premium site or service, signing up for an
event or training, or when downloading and/or registering for a mortgage
product. The personal information we collect may include your name, title,
company or organization name, e-mail, work phone, home phone, work and or home
address, information about you, your job function, information about your
company, and credit card information.
The Site may collect certain information about your visit, such as the name of
the Internet service provider and the Internet Protocol (IP) address through
which you access the Internet; the date and time you access the Site; the pages
that you access while at the Site and the Internet address of the Web site from
which you linked directly to our site. This information is used to help improve
the site, analyze trends and administer the site. Some of our sites collect
information about your hardware and software in order to provide a requested
McNeil Financial Group technical communities provide opportunities to
interact with McNeil Financial Group employees, experts, and other Industry
Experts in order to share knowledge and news about McNeil Financial Group
Corporation products and related Services. In order to avoid your e-mail address
or other personal information from being gathered and used by others for
inappropriate or harmful purposes, McNeil Financial Group Corporation advises
that you should be cautious about posting a real e-mail address or other
personal information to newsgroups, chats, or other public forums.
Use of your Personal Information:
The personal information collected on this Site will be used to operate the Site
and to provide the service(s) or carry out the transaction(s) you have requested
In support of these uses, McNeil Financial Group Corporation may use personal
information to provide you with more effective customer service, to improve the
Site and any related McNeil Financial Group Corporation products or services,
and to make the Site easier to use by eliminating the need for you to repeatedly
enter the same information or by customizing the Site to your particular
preference or interests. In order to offer you a more consistent experience in
your interactions with McNeil Financial Group Corporation , information
collected by McNeil Financial.com may be combined with information
collected by other McNeil Financial Group Corporation services. We may use your
personal information to provide you with important information about the product
or service that you are using, including critical updates and notifications.
Additionally, with your permission, we may send you information about other
McNeil Financial Group Corporation products and services, and/or share
information with McNeil Financial Group Corporation partners so they may send
you information about their products and services.
We merge site-visitation data with anonymous demographic information for
research purposes, and we may use this information in aggregate to provide more
relevant content. In some limited-entry sections of McNeil Financial.com,
with your approval, we will combine site-visitation data with your personal
information in order to provide you with personalized content. If you decline
permission, we will not provide you the personalized service and won't merge
your personal information with site-visitation data.
When you sign up for a newsletter or agree to receive promotional e-mail, McNeil
Financial.com may use customized links or similar technologies to track
e-mail links that you click. We may associate that information with your
personal information in order to provide you more focused e-mail communications.
Each e-mail communication includes an unsubscribe link allowing you to stop
delivery of that type of communication.
Some services on McNeil Financial.com, offer individuals the ability to
publicly display certain personal information, such as for a McNeil partner who
wishes to publish contact information as part of offering a service.
Participation in such services is always optional.
McNeil Financial Group Corporation occasionally hires other companies to provide
limited services on our behalf, such as Web site hosting, packaging, mailing and
delivering, answering customer questions about products and services, and
sending information about our products, special offers, and other services. We
will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver
the service.They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information
and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
McNeil Financial Group Corporation may disclose personal information if
required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is
necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process
served on McNeil Financial Group Corporation or the Site; (b) protect and defend
the rights or property of McNeil Financial Group Corporation and our family of
Web sites; or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of
McNeil Financial Group Corporation employees or agents, users of McNeil
Financial Group Corporation products or services, or members of the public.
Personal information collected on the Site may be stored and processed in the
United States or any other country in which McNeil Financial Group Corporation
or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using the
Site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
McNeil Financial Group Corporation abides by the safe harbor framework as set
forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and
retention of data from the European Union.
Control of your Personal Information
Except as otherwise described in this statement, personal information you
provide on the Site will not be shared outside of McNeil Financial Group
Corporation and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates without your
Please be aware that this privacy statement and any choices you make on the Site
will not necessarily apply to personal information you may have provided to
McNeil Financial Group Corporation in the context of other, separately operated,
McNeil Financial Group Corporation products or services.
McNeil Financial.com may send out periodic e-mails informing you
of service or issues related to a product or service you requested, or
confirming your request for a product or service. In some services offered by McNeil
Financial.com , contact with the customer is an intrinsic part of the
service. You will not be able to choose to unsubscribe to these mailings or
services, as they are considered an essential part of the service(s) you have
Security of your Personal Information
McNeil Financial Group Corporation is committed to protecting the security of
your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and
procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access,
use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide
on computer servers with limited access that are located in controlled
facilities. Additionally, when we transmit sensitive personal information (such
as a credit card number) over the Internet, we protect it through the use of
encryption, such as The Secure
Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Protection of Children's Personal Information
McNeil Financial.com is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect
any personal information from children.
and to personalize the Site. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on
your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or
deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can
only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to
save you time. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a
site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent
visits. This simplifies the process of delivering relevant content, eases site
navigation, and so on. When you return to the Web site, the information you
previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the site's features
that you customized.
Web beacons, also known as clear gif technology, or action tags,
may be used to assist in delivering the cookie on our site. This technology is a
tool we use to compile aggregated statistics about McNeil Financial.com
Web site usage, such as how many visitors clicked on key elements (such as links
or graphics) on McNeil Financial.com Web page,
blog or a newsletter. We may share aggregated site
statistics with partner companies.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers
automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to
decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be
able to fully experience the interactive features of this or other Web sites you
Use of Web Beacons
McNeil Financial.com Web pages may contain electronic images
known as Web beacons - sometimes called
single-pixel gifs - that allow McNeil Financial.com to count
users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. McNeil
Financial.com may include Web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or
newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted
Some of these Web beacons may be placed by third party service providers to help
determine the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns or email
communications. These Web beacons may be used by these service providers to
place a persistent cookie on your computer. Doing this allows the service
provider to recognize your computer each time you visit certain pages or emails
and compile anonymous information in relation to those page views. McNeil
Financial.com prohibits Web beacons from being used to collect or
access your personal information.
Enforcement of this Privacy Statement
If you have questions regarding this statement, you should contact McNeil
Financial.com. If you do not receive acknowledgment of your inquiry, or
if your inquiry is not satisfactorily addressed, you should then contact
RESOLUTION through the RESOLUTION Dispute Resolution Process at:
Resolution will serve as a liaison with this Web site to resolve
Changes to this Statement
We may update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the "last
updated" date at the top of the privacy statement. For material changes to this
privacy statement, we will notify you either by placing a prominent notice on
the home page of our Web site or by directly sending you a notification. We
encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed
about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your
continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy
statement and any updates.
McNeil Financial Group Corporation welcomes your comments regarding this privacy
statement. If you believe that McNeil Financial Group Corporation has not
adhered to this privacy statement, please contact us electronically or via
postal mail at the address provided below, and we will use commercially
reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.
McNeil Financial Group Corporation
Att: Mr. James Reed
7503 West Madison Street
Forest Park, Illinois 60130
E-Mail: com privacy.department@mcneilfinancial.,com