Privacy and Security Principles
Morningstar designs its products to help you make the best possible investment decisions. We're committed to providing independent, insightful investment information, and we're committed to protecting your privacy. We want you to be able to take advantage of Morningstar’s tools and information with complete confidence. Morningstar has ensured that all of its products and services meet the requirements under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.
What Information Do We Collect and How Do We Use It?
The collection of personal information shall be limited to that which is necessary for the purpose of providing the products or services you have requested and conducting our business efficiently. When you are visiting the Morningstar Cobrand Website, information about your browser type and Internet Protocol (IP) address are automatically recorded by our server. This information will be retained, but will not be provided to any organizations or companies.
As well, through the host company we may have access to your name, email address, company name and a unique identifier. This information may be retained and may be provided back to your company in the form of aggregated or raw data. However this information will not be provided to any outside organizations or companies.
Personal information shall not be used or disclosed for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with your consent or as required by the law.
What About Cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored on your computer's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. The use of cookies is an industry standard, and many major Web sites use them to provide useful features for their customers. Morningstar Canada uses cookies in order to provide personalizations such as WatchLists and Portfolios. Cookies can also allow Morningstar to track the usage of individual anonymous users in order to understand traffic patterns including statistics such as most popular and least popular portions of our site. By allowing us to monitor the traffic on our website, cookies help us to provide our audience with the information and tools that will be most useful. Of course, you can choose not to accept the cookie by adjusting your browser settings, but note that if you do, you will need to sign in to the site each time you visit, and certain functions which depend upon cookies may not be available to you. The "Web Site" does contain links to other sites that may contain cookies. In the same way that we cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of these sites, we cannot control their use of cookies.
Links to Other Sites
To bring you the most complete resource for investment information and services, the "Web Site" contains links to other sites. At no time do we share any information with these other sites. In some cases, you will be prompted to register when linking to another website in order to take advantage of that company's service. We cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of these sites; you should refer to these sites' privacy policies for details.
Any transmission that you make on the Internet is not secure. Morningstar ensures your personal information is protected by security safeguards we feel are appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.
If you have further questions about our privacy practices or this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:
Last revised: April 14, 2004.