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Re: Are there privacy issues on internet retrievals?

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Posted by Mark on November 16, 2000 at 07:04:33:

In Reply to: Are there privacy issues on internet retrievals? posted by Mike on November 15, 2000 at 16:10:48:

: Is there any reason to be any more concerned about privacy before setting up price retrievals than say, simply loading a web page from someones site? What, if anything, can they or a third party see? Yes, I'm one of those individuals thats concerned about "Big Brother" or the "Beast" knowing my personal finances as we get ever more near a "cashless world". i.e. No currency needed, just a mark or chip or something.

When retrieving prices Fund Manage acts just like your browser would. It
sends a request to the server you've selected under "Options/Internet Settings".
This request does not include any of your personal information. It
includes the symbols of the prices you are requesting and some other
unrelated information, like what data format Fund Manager can understand as
a response from the server.

One server does use cookies, that is the Swiss Quote server. This is the
only server that uses cookies. This cookie is not written to your computer,
but is obtained from Swiss Quote before requesting prices. This is done
each time you request quotes from this server. This cookie request is not
giving any of your personal information either, but it does allow Swiss
quote to track all the different requests for quotes you've made under
that same cookie.

The bottom line is, none of your personal information is ever sent out when
retrieving prices from the internet.

Mark Beiley

Fund Manager for Windows 3.1x/95/98/NT

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