Compound is committed to the protection of our Visitors, Users, and Clients (also referred to as “you” or “your”) privacy. We understand that keeping your information secure and confidential is critical to earning and keeping your trust. Let us be clear - we do not rent, sell or trade your Personal Information in any way.
Basically, we are in the business of helping you based on your best interests. Thus, we do not rent, sell or trade your information.
Basically, if you disagree with this policy please DO NOT provide us with any information.
This policy describes how we collect and use your Personal Information if you choose to access or use our technology or services. It also addresses other privacy matters – such as deletion of your Personal Information upon request, and opting-out of other communications. We also describe methods for contacting Compound if you have privacy questions, comments or feedback.
The information that we collect, and how we use it, depends on your relationship with us now and as your relationship evolves with Compound. This policy is organized based on those different types of relationships we currently have – Visitors, Users, Advisory Clients and Tax Clients.
You may fall into more than one category. For example, an Advisory Client may also be a Visitor before they log into their Compound dashboard, which will also make that person a User.
Basically, when you arrive at our website or mobile app we consider you to be a visitor, and then when you register we think of you as a user, and then if you become either a financial advisory or tax client, you become either an advisory or tax client or both (as you choose).
“Personal Information” means your personally-identifiable information such as your name, email or mailing address, phone number, social security number, government ID numbers and other information that can be used to identify you personally.
We also collect and use other information that we obtain from your activities using our services. This includes information that you do not explicitly provide to us but which may be implicitly provided to us as part of such activities. More information on this is provided below under the Visitors use case.
Basically, we collect information on you when you use our technology or become a client, but again we do not rent, sell or trade your information. We also implement rigorous internal controls on who can access and use your information based on the principal of least privilege.
Compound has implemented controls and policies based on the principle of least privilege for access to account & customer data. Access is granted using role based access, and only if required for the employees’ job function to fulfill our services offered. These functions and team members would include, for instance, your Financial advisor and Client Manager, and some members of our operations teams. Any internal requests to access customer account data are logged, and periodically audited.
The following describes in further detail the information we collect at various stages of our relationship with you.
When you visit any of our websites, including our online manual, or download our apps, we consider you a Visitor. This section describes our privacy practices related to this use case.
Basically, we created this (hopefully really helpful) table for you to understand the different categories of information we collect, why collect it, and to let you know if you can limit that collection if you use our technologies or services.
To recognize you when you make a return visit and deliver overall a consistent experience
Most modern browsers allow you to delete or limit cookies.
To measure our marketing effectiveness
Most modern browsers allow you to delete or limit cookies, including third-party cookies however you may not be able to limit marketing tags entirely unless you do not visit our sites.
The only way to avoid this is not visiting our sites.
Such as browser type, version, your operating system, system language, etc.
Browsers communicate this automatically however some third-party extensions may allow you to limit this.
Such as investment goals, opinions on market trends, attitudes on risk and specific types of investments, and contact information.
Yes, answering survey questions is always optional.
When you register, create a User Account on our Dashboard and begin using our services, we consider you a User. This section describes our privacy practices related to this use case. Keep in mind Users are also considered Visitors so this is information we collect in addition to what was described for Visitors.
Basically, we created this table for you to understand the different types of information we collect from you as a user of our technologies and services, and to explain why we collect it and let you know if you can limit that collection.
No, that is required to have a functioning account. You can opt out of marketing emails, see the Opt-Out section.
No, we require this for security purposes.
No, if you are a User we will collect this information.
For third-party financial accounts you link - this includes your account credentials, passwords, security questions, transactions, balances, assets held, statements and other account information.
Yes, those are optional services which you are free to use or not use.
Includes information you provide about your financial planning goals, such as your age, income, assets, liabilities, career plan, retirement plan, risk tolerance, family information and other demographic or related information. This also includes any other information you provide within your User Account, such as the address of any property you own and the value of any manually entered accounts.
Yes, those are optional services which you are free to use or not use.
Includes information you provide about your prior taxes, current reportable income, assets and liabilities, tax plans, family information and other demographic or related information. This also includes other information you provide within your User Account and for Financial Account or Financial Planning information if those services are elected and relevant to our tax services.
Yes, those are optional services which you are free to use or not use.
If you are opening a wealth management advisory account with us and utilizing our fee-based advisory service, we consider you an Advisory Client. Advisory Clients are also considered Users and Visitors and may also be Compound Tax Customers, so this section describes information that we collect in addition to what was described previously, as applicable.
As part of our relationship with you as an Advisory Client, we will utilize the information we have on your financial dashboard in order to provide you with our holistic financial advice. We may also, as appropriate for your situation and needs based on what we believe is in your best interest, recommend other Compound or third-party services to you.
Basically, we created this table for you to understand the different categories of information we collect when you become an advisory client, why we collect it, and to let you know if you can limit that collection as well.
Yes, becoming an Advisory Client is entirely voluntary. If you opt to become an Advisory Client, this information is required.
If you are opening a tax account with us and utilizing our fee-based tax service, we consider you a Tax Client. Tax Clients are also considered Users and Visitors and may also be Compound Advisory Customers, so this section describes information that we collect in addition to what was described previously, as applicable.
As part of our relationship with you as a Tax Client, we will utilize the information we have on your financial dashboard in order to provide you with our tax advice and services. We may also, as appropriate for your situation and needs based on what we believe is in your best interest, recommend other Compound or third-party services to you.
Basically, this table is to help you understand the different categories of information we collect when you become a tax client, why we collect it, and to let you know if you can limit that collection.
Yes, becoming a Tax Client is entirely voluntary. If you opt to become a Tax Client, this information is required.
Compound’s core mission is to help you achieve your wealth and life goals. This means that our objective is to align what we do with what is in your best interest. Thus, we do not rent, sell or trade your Personal Information. We do share some information as described in the table below only so we may provide the best current and new products and services to you for this purpose.
Basically, like the others, this table shows the different categories of information we may share when you become a visitor, user or client, with an explanation of why we may share it to serve you better.
If you are a Compound Advisory Client we may share some of your Personal Information with third-party identity verification providers and fraud analysis partners for the sole purpose of verifying your identity and preventing fraudulent transactions. These providers are required under contract with us to safeguard your information and not provide it to any third parties except as required to provide the services or as otherwise required by law, regulation or by court order.
We also reserve the right to disclose information about you that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to (i) take precautions against liability, (ii) protect ourselves or others from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses or activity, (iii) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, (iv) protect the security or integrity of the services we provide and any facilities or equipment used to make those services available, (v) comply with any law or regulatory requirement, including pursuant to a subpoena, court order or other legal process, or (vi) protect our property or other legal rights (including, but not limited to, enforcement of our agreements), or the rights, property, or safety of others.
We may share anonymized information that is summarized or derived from information you provide to us as explained below. Anonymized information is information that does not include any personally identifiable information.
Basically, these are different categories of anonymous information we may share when you become a visitor, user or client, with an explanation of why we share it.
From time to time Compound performs analysis on personal finance and related topics, utilizing anonymized and summarized insights from our Users and Clients. Such research reports or findings will only be used by Compound to improve our products and services.
We may share Personal Information and other User information among our affiliated companies to provide services you have requested or to offer new services or products to you. When we talk about affiliated companies, we mean Compound Financial Inc. and its subsidiaries - Compound Advisers, Inc. and Compound Tax LLC. Our affiliated companies share our commitment to privacy and will not rent, sell or trade your personal information.
Tags, pixels and cookies are bits of code that we use to gather information to operate and measure engagement with our site. These generally fall into two categories:
To implement the features described above, Compound contracts with trusted service providers to place tags on the Compound applications. These service providers are prohibited from using any Personal Information they collect on our behalf for any purpose other than providing services to Compound.
Basically, this is usage and attribution information that we collect when you use our technologies, including our website or mobile app, without it always being obvious that we are doing so, just like nearly every other online business these days. That said, we only use use this information to better reach those who we think may benefit from Compound, or to better serve our existing visitors, users and clients, without renting, selling or trading this data.
The user experience providers Compound uses are as follows:
Compound allows you to delete your account. Please email email@example.com, and we will gladly provide instructions on how to do so. We will retain information on deleted accounts as required for legal, regulatory and security purposes.
Basically, you can delete your Compound account by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will get started on the process of confirming everything with you before doing so.
If you request to be added to our Opt-out lists, we will keep your Personal Information on those Opt-out lists until you request to be removed from such lists. We allow you to Opt-out of the following:
For opt-out requests, please find contact information under “Privacy Questions, Comments or Feedback?” below.
Basically, just let us know if you don’t want to receive certain information from us in a certain way by emailing us at email@example.com, and we will add you to that opt-out list to prevent it.
Compound keeps business records, including emails you send to us, for five (5) years to meet our regulatory compliance requirements. This includes any email you send to our privacy, security or support teams. Compound Tax will keep your tax records for at least seven (7) years to support any tax audit or other recordkeeping needs.
Basically, we keep records of our communication and work with you for many years because government regulations require that we do.
Our services and data are hosted in the United States and are intended for individuals located within the United States.
Basically, our technologies and services are intended for U.S. based people. If you are are a U.S. permanent resident or citizen living abroad for a period of time, please email us to ask us about your specific situation.
To exercise any of your rights described below, please find contact information under “Privacy Questions, Comments or Feedback?” below.
Basically, we can change our pricing and services without notice to you (but we really never want to upset you).
We are providing you this notice under Nevada state law. You may be placed on our internal Do Not Call List by contacting us.
In addition to contacting us, Nevada residents can contact the Bureau of Consumer Protection, Office of the Nevada Attorney General, in writing at 555 E. Washington St., Suite 3900, Las Vegas, NV 89101; by calling (702) 486-3132; or by emailing: BCPINFO@ag.state.nv.us.
Under Vermont law, we will not share any Personal Information we collect about Vermont residents with third parties, unless the law allows.
Residents of California have the right to request a disclosure describing what types of Personal Information (if any) we have shared with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, and with whom we have shared it, during the preceding calendar year.
Compound is not directed to individuals under the legal age of majority in the jurisdiction where they are located, which may be 18 years or older, depending on the jurisdiction, and people under majority age should not provide Personal Information through our websites or applications. Please see our Terms of Service paragraph 3 for more detail. We do not knowingly collect information from children under 13 without parental consent. For more information about the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), visit the Federal Trade Commission website.
Basically, our technologies and services are intended for adults, sorry kids!
Please contact us at:
Attention: Compliance Team
2261 Market Street #4013
San Francisco, CA 94114
Main: (415) 417-1180
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Note that the Compliance Team may not respond to automated requests or other requests that do not appear to be legitimate in nature.
Basically, please let us know what you think, and thanks for reading!