· Privacy Policy

Soundview Ventures, LLC (“Soundview”) owns and operates a number of different sites on the Web, including www.soundviewfinancial.com and www.retirementsavingsguide.com (each, a “Soundview Site”). Soundview is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of its user community. The intent of this privacy policy is to detail the information Soundview may gather about individuals who visit the Soundview Sites, how that information is used, and Soundview’s disclosure practices. Please note that this policy applies only to the Soundview Sites, and not to the Web sites of other companies or organizations to which we provide links or to any software that may be downloaded from the Soundview Sites.

Anonymous User Information

Soundview collects some anonymous information each time you visit a Soundview Site so we can improve the overall quality of your online experience. We collect your IP address, referral data, and browser and platform type. You do not have to register with Soundview before we can collect this anonymous information.

The Soundview Sites do not require you to share information that identifies you personally, such as your name or email address, in order for you to use the Soundview Sites. The Soundview Sites assign an anonymous ID number to your requests and links the following additional data to that number: the date and time you visited the Soundview Site, your search terms, and the links upon which you choose to click. Like most standard Web site servers, we use log files to collect and store this anonymous user information. Soundview analyzes the information to examine trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

Individual User Information

From time-to-time the Soundview Sites request information from you that may identify you personally in addition to the anonymous information described above. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name, email address, mailing address, telephone number and zip code), and demographic information (such as age, gender, occupation, and household income). Soundview will not use or disclose your individual user information except as described in this privacy policy. Soundview collects individual user information in the following ways from different Soundview Sites:

Free Information Guides and Other Resources

When you sign-up for a free guide and other tools such as free quotes, you provide Soundview with personal information, including your name, mailing address, telephone number and email address, to enable us to email the guide to you and otherwise communicate with you regarding the guide or other tools. By submitting this information, you consent to us providing your information to one or more financial services professionals in order to enable these persons to contact you regarding the contents of the guide and to answer any questions you may have, including providing you with a free quote if requested by you. We have the utmost respect for every individual’s right to privacy. We understand the importance that each visitor, member, affiliate or client places on his or her security and the privacy of the information that is given to us. Further, the success of our business depends upon our ability to maintain the trust of our users. For these reasons, the privacy and security of our users’ personal information are our highest priorities.


If you contact Soundview, we may keep a record of that correspondence and we may collect your email address.

Third Party Information Gathering

The Soundview Sites include content and ads from third parties that may perform user activity tracking other than that described herein. For more information about each third party content provider, cookies, and how to “opt-out”, please refer to such third party advertiser’s privacy policy The Soundview Sites contain links to other sites on the Web. Please be aware that Soundview is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.


Soundview may set and access Soundview or partner cookies on your computer. A cookie is a small data file that a Web site may send to your browser and which may then be stored on your system. We use both session cookies and persistent cookies. For the session cookie, once you close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on your hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions. We use cookie and web beacon technology to track which pages on the Soundview Sites our visitors view and which Web browsers our visitors use. We may also use cookies to help us provide personalized features and preferences to you within various Soundview Sites in a way that may be linked to individual user information that you elect to share with us. We also use “action tags” to assist in delivering the cookie. These action tags allow us to compile statistics and other data about our customers on an aggregate basis, by embedding a random identifying number on each user’s browser. Then we track where that number shows up on our site.


Though we make every effort to preserve your privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a criminal investigation, a court order, or legal process served on our Web site. We may also share your personal information if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Soundview’s or such Soundview Site’s terms of use, or as otherwise required by law. Soundview Sites may use third party service providers to serve ads and emails on our behalf. These companies may use technologies to measure the effectiveness of ads and emails and use information about your visits to the Soundview Site so that we can provide a better search experience to you. For this purpose, we may also provide these third party service providers anonymous information about your site navigation.

Mergers; Business Transitions

In the event Soundview goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, users’ personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement in places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If, however, we are going to use Individually Identifiable Information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users by posting a notice on our Web site for 30 days.

If you have any questions on this Privacy Policy, please contact Soundview at info@soundviewfinancial.com

No tags for this post.