Market Browser

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by bhong, Mar 20, 2004.

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  1. bhong

    bhong Registered Member

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    Is anyone familiar with MarketBrowser? Their privacy policy suggests that they will use cookies to track usrage and site visited

    [Usage Information: We automatically collect IP addresses and MarketBrowser registration, license and usage information from you when you use MarketBrowser and/or our Web sites. This information helps us to understand how our users utilize MarketBrowser on an aggregate basis as well as understanding the frequency and duration of usage of the different aspects and information elements included within the MarketBrowser service.

    How We Use Information Collected: We may use information in the following ways:

    For the purposes for which you specifically provided the information including, for example, to enable us to process, validate and verify subscriptions.
    To send you e-mail notifications about our new or existing products and services, special offers, or to otherwise contact you.
    To enhance existing features or develop new features, products and services.
    To provide advertisers and other third parties with aggregate information about our user base and usage patterns.
    To allow us to personalize the content and advertising that you and others see based on personal characteristics or preferences.
    We may combine the information that we collect from you through your registration for and utilization of MarketBrowser with information that you provide to us in connection with your use of our other products, services and Web sites.

    We may use third party network advertisers such as DoubleClick to deliver ads to you on our behalf. We may also use third-party service providers to contact you on our behalf, or facilitate some aspects of our Web site services or fulfill your purchase requests. These network advertisers and service providers may be supplied with or have access to your personally identifiable information solely for the purpose of providing these services to us or on our behalf. Except as specifically set forth in this Priv acy Policy, we will not share your personally identifiable information outside of LMT or MarketBrowser sponsors, unless you "opt in" to having your personally identifiable information shared with a company that is not affiliated with us. MarketBrowser sponsors include our marketing partners, who are typically firms offering MarketBrowser on their site(s), and/or who provide us with, or purchase from us, marketing or other services. Companies who are affiliated with us may also include our marketing partners, who are typically firms offering MarketBrowser on their site(s), and/or who provide us with, or purchase from us, marketing or other services.

    We may disclose and use personally identifiable information in special circumstances where it is necessary to enforce our Subscriber Agreement or Terms of Use (for example, when necessary to protect our intellectual property rights). We may also disclose or use your personal information when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires us to do so.]
     
  2. DMo224

    DMo224 Registered Member

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    I've seen it, but I don't use it. That is fairly standard TOS agreement for some companies that want to track your usage and be able to email advertisements.

    If you do use it, you do have to agree to those TOS.
     
  3. bigc73542

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  4. Shunned

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    bhong

    my compliments for having the good sense to ask your question

    Can you use that browser WITHOUT changing any of your setting in IE or netscape Internet Zone....if so, that could be a security problem: That browser appears to use a java applet....which would not be able to run if your security settings are correctly set....to have it run you would need to change those settings .
    Or place the url in another Zone with lowered security settings.
    Doubleclick cookie: if your setting allow STORED cookies in the Internet Zone then ANY tracking cookie can be placed there.....stored cookies from safe websites should be allowed only in the proper Zone....
    Do you understand that a Tracking cookie Does What It Says= TRACKS....an not just when you are using that browser....but 24/7..everytime you access the internet. If you do not understand this..an have allowed cookies.....would suggest that you install Javacool's Spyblaster and MRU blaster...an get rid of whats ALREADY on your harddrive.
    Am not even going to waste time repling as to is the browser good or bad...its privacy policy clearly states it tracks. If a person knowing uses it after reading the privacy policy its on them.
    A quick glance at the browser..its amaturish.....there are many others out there liken to it.
    Whats your privacy worth to you? Will you sell it for such a browser.....if so, there is no room for complaint afterwards
     
  5. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Here is a screen shot of what it collects from your computer. Look at this and then make up your mind if you want someone knowing this info about you.
     

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  6. Shunned

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    BigC.......your last post just put it all in a nutshell.......an spoke volumes


    An to anyone who takes the time to read what BigC posted.....this is what its all about...PROTECTING YOURSELF!!!
    Privacy is not some weird joke to laugh at...its everything you are...in less time then it takes to snap your fingers you can lose it.
    An all that stands between the Snakes and your privacy is a handful of wonderful people like BigC and others at this forum who give there time and energy TO YOUR PROTECTION.
    These people are not Computer Geeks in particular...they are people from all walks of life..from around the world.....asking nothing but giving their ALL........
    But You have the final say..You and only you can prevent your privacy from being stolen and sold,or used. Teach yourself then teach your children well.....because once your privacy is lost...its lost forever! An forever is a mighty long time.
     
  7. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    With The surge in identy theft you just have to be extremely vigilant. If you were to have your identy stolen it can take years to undo the damage than can be done to your personal credit. :mad:
     
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