Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy was last updated on April 1, 2013.

Your privacy is very important to us. At Morningstar, we want to make your experience with us is satisfying and safe.

This Privacy Policy outlines the types of information we gather from your use of the product, how we use it, with whom we might share it, the means by which we keep it secure, and the choices you have about the information you choose to share with us.

If you have any questions about the privacy practices of sg.morningstar.com or this Privacy Policy, please contact us via hksupport@morningstar.com

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

The types of personal information we collect depend on the product or service you ("You") receive from us. This information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Your Name, address, phone number, physical and e-mail address
  • Your Demographic Information, such as your age, gender, income range, investment preferences, etc.

Certain registration details (i.e., e-mail address, password and name) will be added to our Global Login database that resides in the US. This allows our subscribers to then use the same login details for various Morningstar products (sg.morningstar.com being one of the products), when relevant and applicable.

PERSONAL INFORMATION WHY WE COLLECT IT

Morningstar may collect certain personal information to provide You with investment information and tools, to perform marketing and research related activities, to supply other administrative services (e.g., setting up new accounts), to respond to inquiries, etc. In addition we may from time to time review your usage of the site to be able to better provide you with information about products or services that we believe may be interest to you

PERSONAL INFORMATION HOW WE COLLECT IT

The personal information we collect may be captured from a variety of sources. These sources include, but are not limited to:

  • Voluntary submissions (e.g., responses to surveys, requests for information on our products or those of our advertisers/marketing partners)
  • Registrations/Applications to receive products or services
  • eviews of site usage patterns

USE AND ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION BY OTHERS

As a general rule, Morningstar will not make the personal information gathered using sg.morningstar.com available to anyone outside of Morningstar and its affiliates -- except as instructed by you or where required to comply with law. Please note, however, that there are several exceptions to this policy. First, if we use service providers, these service providers may have access to your personal information to perform contractually specified services on behalf of Morningstar or You. Second, if You indicate that You are interested in receiving information about a particular third party's products/services, or You opt to receive certain products or services through Morningstar, we may provide your personal information to that third party for purposes of fulfilling your request(s). With respect to service provider, Morningstar contractually requires that all personal information be kept confidential. Additionally, Morningstar take reasonable steps to ensure that third parties receiving information about you at your request maintain the confidentiality of that information.

Morningstar collects, stores, and processes Your personal information so it may administer your subscription to the various products and services it offers. Morningstar and its affiliated companies may also use Your personal information to send You information about other products and services offered by Morningstar or its affiliated companies.

If you do not wish us to use your data as described, you may exercise your opt-out right by notifying us by following the instructions in the section on “Controlling your personal information” below.

LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES

Morningstar may provide links to one or more other Web sites. We encourage You to read their individual privacy policies before providing any of your personal information to them.

CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal data in the following ways:

  • Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can indicate your consent regarding personal information usage.
  • If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at asiaevents@morningstar.com

PROTECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Morningstar puts reasonable security measures in place to protect against unauthorized access to, or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of personal information. These measures include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

Morningstar operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided.

USE OF COOKIES

Morningstar uses Cookies to set users' preferences, gather basic tracking information (such as login and password), date, time of visit and preferences, and monitor the presentation of our site. This information allows us to personalize the user experience and to improve the quality of our site navigation. Cookies do not reveal the identity of the individual user but only identify the computer utilized by that user. Please note that advertisers on our site may also deploy cookies and web beacon technology to measure and improve the effectiveness of advertising for their clients. For more information regarding Advertisers Privacy Policies, they include but are not limited to the following:

ACCURACY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You are responsible for periodically checking to ensure that any personal information is updated and correct.

HOW TO UPDATE PERSONAL INFORMATION

If You desire to update any personal information, You may do so by accessing the membership section on sg.morningstar.com. If you have any questions about the collection, storage or processing of Your information you may contact Morningstar at the email or telephone number listed in the section on sg.morningstar.com.

YOUR CONSENT

By using sg.morningstar.com, you consent to the collection and use of any personal information and any related information in the manner described in this Privacy Policy.

CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY POLICY

Morningstar reserves the right to change this policy at any time by distributing and/or posting a new privacy policy without notice. We encourage you to review our privacy policy on a regular basis so that you will be aware of any changes to it.

If you have further questions about our privacy practices, please contact us via hksupport@morningstar.com