Below we describe the different types of information we collect from you and the devices you use when you interact with our Sites.
Information You Give Us: Some of our Sites may include features or services that permit you to enter contact information and other information about you. We collect and store any information you enter on our Sites. This may include your name, mailing address, ZIP code, phone number, or email address. This information may also include information you provide during a registration/sign-up process, including account numbers or other identifiers needed to link your online account with a Guardian product.
Information Collected Automatically: When you interact with our Sites, certain information about your use of our Sites is automatically collected. This information includes computer and connection information, such as statistics on your page views, traffic to and from our Websites, referral URL, ad data, your IP address, and device identifiers. This information also may include your transaction history, and your web log information, how you search for our Sites, the websites you click on from our Sites or emails, whether and when you open our emails, and your browsing activities across other websites.
Much of this information is collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies, as well as through your web browser or device (e.g., IP address, MAC address, browser version, etc.). Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can usually modify your browser setting to disable or reject cookies. If you delete your cookies or if you set your browser to decline cookies, some features of our Sites may not be available, work, or work as designed.
Location Information: When you interact with our Sites, we may collect information about your location and your device. Some of this information may be general, such as the state or city associated with your zip code, while some of this information may be more precise, such as information associated with your mobile device. Location information allows us to provide location-based services such as showing you nearby financial advisors. Most mobile devices allow you to control or disable the use of precise location services globally or per application in the device’s settings menu.
Information from Social Media: When you interact with us or our Sites through a social media platform (such as by clicking on a social media icon linked from our Sites), we may collect the personal information that you make available to us on that page, including your account ID or username and other information included in your posts. If you choose to log in to your account with or through a social networking service, we and that service may share certain information about you and your activities.