Internet Privacy Policy

Internet privacy statement

Effective Date: 01/01/2014

Information We Collect About You

We want you to get the most out of your visits to our website. From offering special promotions to new users, to providing Macke Financial Group clients with secure online account access and management options, we strive to make the most of every unique user visit to our website. To provide our users with these and other online tools, we will, from time to time, request that you provide us with your personal information, such as your name, address, email address and telephone number. We may also receive your contact information via a third-party website if you request information about financial products and services on another website.

1.) Website users: We will ask you for certain contact information when you register for online services and products.

2.) Macke Financial Group clients: We will ask you for certain personal information if you want to access your accounts online or request online services and products so we can provide you with secure online account access or the requested services or products.

We will maintain information about your account, online account activity, online services and products requested and your usage of our website to help us administer your online account needs and to continually improve your online experience by providing you with customized, relevant information and offers.

TO PARENTS OF CHILDREN UNDER 13: We do not knowingly solicit data online from or market online to children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 and believe that personal information may have been collected about your child, please read "How we use the information we collect" below. For more information about the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), visit the FTC website:

How We Use The Collected Information

Whether you are a new website user or a Macke Financial Group client, we use personal information collected on our website to handle the transactions you initiate. Your personal information will not be rented or sold to any third party for marketing purposes. In some instances, we will share your contact information with carefully selected service providers to assist us in processing your online transactions or to deliver the services, products, and marketing you request online. For example, in order to mail you the financial guide you request online, we will supply your contact information to a third party vendor who will process and mail the guide, and other materials you request on behalf of Macke Financial Group.

In an effort to ensure that you get the most out of your visits to our website, we may use your personal information in combination with other information we have about you as a Macke Financial Group client and information provided to us by third parties to present you with customized and relevant information and offers. For example, we may send offers pertinent to your home ownership that may help you protect your assets.

To better meet your overall financial needs, we may also share your information with our affiliates that we believe can offer complementary services or products to our clients or that we believe may be of particular interest to Macke Financial Group clients.

We may disclose personal information collected on our website when such disclosure is required or permitted by law. For example, we may be required to disclose personal information to cooperate with law enforcement and regulatory authorities, as part of the sale, assignment, or other transfer of our business, or to perform authentication procedures to prevent fraud.

Tracking Activity on Our Website

In order to make your visit to our website as productive as possible, we track activity on our website. However, we want you to know that the tracking technology we use does not identify any personal information about you. It cannot retrieve data from your hard drive, pass on computer viruses, or capture any personal information about you, such as your name, address, phone number, or email address. We only know who you are if you tell us. You may, however, be asked to provide personal information such as name, address, phone number or email address to us when you register for online services or products.

1.) Cookies: One way we track activity is by using cookies. A "cookie"" is an electronic file that holds small strings of text. When you visit our website, we send a cookie to your browser so that we can recognize it when you or another user of your computer return to our website. We want to recognize your browser so we can make the best use of your time when visiting our website. For example, when you visit our website, we present an introductory page to all new users. The fact that you have already visited the introductory page is recorded in a cookie so you won't see the introductory page again. For your security, if you are registered for online services and/or have an account with Macke Financial Group, we can not give you access to your account information on our website unless your browser is set to accept cookies from us.

2.) Advertising: When you visit our website by clicking on certain banner ads or special offers on our partners' website, we track this information to improve navigation and deliver relevant information when you arrive at our website. We also do this because we want to determine if our ads and special offers are appealing to our users.

In the course of serving our ads to you, a unique third-party cookie may be placed or recognized on your browser. In addition, we use web beacons, provided by our third-party ad server, to help manage and optimize our online advertising. These web beacons enable us to learn which ads we place on third-party sites bring users to our website. They do not capture or convey any personal or sensitive information about you. We also place web tags on certain pages of our website. These tags enable selected companies with which we have strategic alliances to determine if you initiate action on a joint offer. This allows the other company to avoid serving you ads for the same offer on subsequent visits to their website.

3.) Browser settings: You can adjust many browser preferences so that you are alerted when a cookie is placed in your browser, or adjust preferences to decline cookies altogether. Recognize that cookies enable you to visit our website without reviewing introductory information. In addition to allowing us to recognize you, cookies also enable us to securely provide our registered users with account information.


How We Use Your Email Address

We recognize that email can be the preferred mode of communication for some of our website users. If you provide us with your email address when registering for an online service or product or when accessing your account online, we will use it to contact you about online services and products for which you have registered or about your account.

We may use your email address to send you the following types of email messages:

Service notifications related to your accounts(s)

Weekly/Monthly newsletters related to Macke Financial Group

Products or services you are enrolled in

Requests for names and contact information of individuals you think could benefit from our products or services

Optional email communications which you have signed up for (e.g., newsletters on a selected financial topic)

Occasional updates about our products and services as well as Macke Financial Group marketing offers

Valuable offers from non-affiliated companies that we send you on their behalf

Also, once you have requested information from us, we may communicate with you via email regarding your request to provide additional information related to your initial information request. For example, we may send you materials to help you prepare for an upcoming meeting with an Macke Financial Group advisor. However, we will never ask you to send personal information such as account or Social Security numbers by non-secure email.

To make our email offers more relevant to you, we may use information you provided in your initial transaction with us, in surveys, from information we have about you as a Macke Financial Group client and information available from external sources such as Census Bureau data.

You can opt out of receiving marketing email from Macke Financial Group at any time

Keep in mind that you may continue to receive newsletters pertaining to Macke Financial Group products and services that you are enrolled in automatically when you register for those products or services. In those cases, you must reply to and decline the newsletters individually.

We do not share your email address with non-affiliated companies for them to market their products or services directly to you. However, we may partner with selected non-affiliated companies to offer certain products or services we believe may be of interest to you.

You may receive email offers from other companies for products and services if you registered to receive offers on their website, or if you receive ongoing email newsletters from the other companies that include third- party ads. If you have recently opted out of receiving email offers from Macke Financial Group, we will process and honor your request as soon as administratively possible.

To opt-out of receiving offers or email newsletters from other companies, follow the instructions provided by those companies.

Websites That We Link To

Internet sites that you link to from the Macke Financial Group site may contain privacy provisions that differ from the provisions of our Privacy Statement. To ensure your privacy is protected, we recommend that you review the privacy statements of other Internet sites your visit.