Before we get into details we'd like to let you know that your privacy on our website is sacred to us. This means that we will not collect any personal information, which can be used to track you down. αCharts itself does places just one tracking cookies on your computer to facilitate a login function. We use the Google Analytics software to analyse the use of our website by our visitors. This software collects data like: refering url, pages visited, used software to view the website, etc. and displays it as cumulative data. Our advertising partners Google Adsense and Valueclick have there own privacy statement which you can read respectivly here and here.
As stated before your privacy is our highest priority. On the matter of external parties we tried to limit it as much as possible. Right now we use Google for site analytics, advertising partner and RSS feeds. Besides Google we may occasionally use ValueClick as an alternative advertising partner, links to both privacy policies are provided above. If you wish to disable advertisement, please login and modify your user settings.
We can be rather short about our internal data collection. We've chosen to use OpenId for our authentication handler. The advantage of this system is that you may choose yourself who you want to guard your private info. You can find more information on how to use OpenId on αCharts in the Help section. We are not requesting ANY information, we just want you to be able to retrieve the data you stored next time you login. You control the information we have stored about you. When you do not have any favorites or any personal settings you are not in our records! So if you want to make sure all you data is removed, remove all you personal settings and you're out.
We strongly believe that privacy goes hand in hand with openness and freedom, in every aspect of life. Unfortunately not many public bodies see it this way. All we can say is that we only care about providing the Charts as good as possible. If you have any questions regarding our policy or our vision, don't hesitate to contact us.