Who We Are
Charles Schwab Media Productions Company (“Media Company,” “we” or “us”) creates audio, visual, audio-visual, textual, photographic, other multimedia content about financial and market news, education, and newsworthy related issues, under the Schwab Network brand (“SCHN”), and distributes that content through a variety of channels, including this site located at <schwabnetwork.com> (the “Site”) (collectively the “Service”). We are a subsidiary of Charles Schwab Corporation (“Schwab”).
What Personal Information We Collect from You
Through your use of the Site, we collect the IP address of your computer, browser type, the application you use to access the Site (i.e., browser or mobile), your operating system, your mobile device type and ID, the state or country from which you accessed this Site (based on IP address), the date and the time of your visit, the number of links you click within this Site, the features you use on this Site, and the searches you request on this Site. In addition, if you choose to subscribe to the SCHN Newsletter, we collect your email address at the time you choose to subscribe.
What Personal Information We Collect from Our Affiliates
If you have a brokerage or other client account with another Schwab subsidiary, we may collect additional information about you. For example, if you are simultaneously logged into your brokerage account and accessing the Site in a separate browser window, of access the Site without first logging out of your brokerage account or closing your browser, then we may receive demographic information from our affiliate based on your account characteristics and activity. Similarly, if you view the Site through the thinkorswim® platform, we collect similar information about your activity on the thinkorswim platform under similar limitations.
Many browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually set your browser to disable cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you clear your browser cookies in between your visits to this Site, your prior uses of the Site will not be connected with future uses.
How We Use Personal Information
We use personal information to provide and improve our Services, to respond to your requests and otherwise communicate with you, to comply with laws and regulations, and to better understand our audience so that we can provide more engaging content. As well, any link that you click on in the SCHN Newsletter will be noted and aggregated to determine the popularity of any particular topic and help make the SCHN Newsletter more interesting and engaging for you and other subscribers. None of this information is used to market to you, nor is it used to create a viewer profile.
Information collected about your use of this Site or other websites may be aggregated, analyzed or combined with personal or other information about you from other online or offline sources. If you prefer that we not combine non-personal information that has been collected, through cookies, about your use of this site or other websites with personal or other information about you, then please delete and disable cookies for each browser, on each computer you use to connect to this Site. If you disable cookies or refuse to accept a request to place a cookie, it is possible that some parts of this Site will not function properly.
How We Share Your Information
We may share the information we collect with trusted vendors that assist in the functionality and quality of Service and content.
We may also share non-personally identifiable information, such as aggregated demographic information about SCHN viewers, readers or subscribers, with third parties for strategic purposes. We do not share your information with unaffiliated third parties for those third parties' marketing or promotional purposes without your express opt-in consent. Otherwise, we do not share any information.
If you subscribe to the SCHN Newsletter, you may unsubscribe from receiving future Newsletter emails at any time by clicking the Unsubscribe button at the bottom of a newsletter email.
Protecting Children's Privacy Online
The service is not designed for or directed at children, and we do not intentionally collect information from them. If you believe information was collected about your child, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will take steps to delete any such information as soon as possible should we learn that we have unintentionally collected personal information from your child without your consent.
We place great importance on the security of your personal information. We have adopted security measures to protect your personal information against accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access. While we take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee that your personal information will be 100% secure.
Links to Other Sites
If any part of this Site or the Service contains links to other websites or services, those sites or services may not operate under this Statement. You should check the privacy statement on those websites or in connection with those services to understand the applicable policies on the collection, usage, transfer, and disclosure of personal information.
How to Contact Us
If you have questions regarding this Privacy Statement, or to opt-out of sharing as permitted under this Statement, please contact us at email@example.com . Please include “SCHN Privacy Statement” in the Subject line of your inquiry.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
This Privacy Statement may be modified from time to time in our sole discretion. If that happens, we will promptly post the revised Privacy Statement to the Site and update the “last modified” date at the top of the Statement. The “last modified” date is the effective date of the revised Privacy Statement. By continuing to access and use the site, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Statement.