Effective Date: October 19, 2017
Cookies. A cookie is a small text file saved on your device or browser. Some of these cookies are necessary for the functioning of our Sites (known as “strictly necessary” cookies), while others are not (known as “non-essential” cookies). Some cookies (known as “persistent cookies”) will remain on your device until you delete them, while others (known as “session cookies”) are automatically erased when you exit your Internet browser. We do not link the information we store in cookies to your information.
You can set your device or browser to accept or reject most cookies, or to notify you in most situations that a cookie is offered so that you can decide whether to accept it. However, if you block cookies, certain features on our Sites may not function. Additionally, even if you block or delete Cookies, not all tracking will necessarily stop.
We may place or recognize technology on your browser or device when you visit our Sites for purposes of serving you targeted advertising (also referred to as “online behavioral advertising”). We also work with third party advertising companies who place their own cookies or similar technology on your browser or device when you visit our Sites and other websites to serve customized advertisements to you as you browse the Internet. As noted above, you can set your device or browser to accept or reject most cookies, or at least notify you in most situations that the technology is offered. As an additional step, these advertising companies may participate in one of the following advertising industry self-regulatory programs for online behavioral advertising, with corresponding user opt-outs:
Please note that even if you reject such technology, you may continue to receive advertisements, but the advertisements will not be tailored to your browsing activities and interests.
Log Files. We automatically gather log files, such as your IP addresses, browser type, internet service provider, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data when you use our Sites. We may combine information in log files with your information.
Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs/Embedded Pixels). Clear Gifs are embedded on our Sites and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. The information collected by these technologies is associated with other technology and information, but only for internal tracking purposes only. We do not disclose or divulge such linkages outside of NASDAQ.
Flash LSOs. Flash Local Storage Objects (“Flash LSOs” / “Flash Cookies”) display content based upon your preferences for how you like to view our Sites. Flash LSOs are different from browser cookies because of the amount of, type of, and how information is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove Flash LSOs. To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash LSOs, click here.
Third party applications and APIs. We also offer and deliver services, content or interactive features through and/or using third party application programming interfaces, gadgets, extensions that are hosted on our Sites or through other third party websites or social networking platforms. When you use these services, products, applications, or otherwise connect with, or “accept” or “allow” third party applications, networks, platforms or services through our Sites, you are authorizing those third parties to receive your information and additionally to potentially share any or all of your information with us, based on your privacy or other settings on the particular third party network or platform. Any information we receive by these means will be treated and/or processed according to this Cookie Statement.
Changes to this Cookie Statement. Except to the extent limited by applicable law, we reserve the right to update this Cookie Statement to reflect changes to our information collection practices by prominently posting notice of the update on our Sites. Unless otherwise noted, any updates will become effective 30 days after posting the updates to the Cookie Statement, and apply to all information collected about you. If we make any changes to this Cookie Statement that materially impact previously collected information about you, we will, to the extent that we have your email address, notify you by email.
Contact Us. If you have any questions about this Cookie Statement or information we have collected about you, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by postal mail at:
Office of General Counsel – Privacy Team
805 King Farm Blvd
Rockville, MD 20850