Data CollectionHedgeFollow tries to minimize the collection of personal information from our users. You are not required to use your real name or primary email to sign up. In fact, we encourage you to use a nickname and secondary email for maximum protection of your privacy.
When you login for the first time, we collect the supplied name, email, and profile photo, and use those to provide a personalized login experience. This information is stored/updated as long as you continuously login to HedgeFollow.
When you subscribe to one of our plans, we again collect your name and email, and use those for verification purposes, to link your account to your payment.
You can delete this information anytime by submitting a request from the contact us form. We respond promptly to such requests.
Another place we sometimes receive private personal information is when you contact us and provide your name/email in the form. You are not required to provide your real name and primary email address in the contact form. Again, we encourage you to use an alias and a temporary email for maximum protection of your privacy.
The names of fund managers/leaders listed on fund pages are public information, obtained from various public resources.
HedgeFollow does collect non-personal information from users, mainly data about the usage of the site, user activity, user trends, etc. We do this mainly to understand how we can improve our site and services, and better serve our users. For example, if many users are searching for a hedge fund that we do not track, we will try to add it to our tracked funds.
Another reason we collect non-personal information is to protect our servers from malicious users. For example, some users may launch attacks on our servers, or may run automated bots on our site. We use non-personal information to detect and ban these users.
CookiesMost sites use "cookies" to track usage data by their users and better serve them. A cookie is a small file that most browsers (like Chrome, Firefox, etc) automatically accept when you visit a website. This file allows the website to understand how you're interacting with the site, for example what pages are you visiting.