Privacy Policy

template3 respects your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy.

What This Privacy Policy Covers

  • This policy covers how template3 treats personal information that template3 collects and receives, including information related to your past use of template3 products and services. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.
  • This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that template3 does not own or control, or to people that template3 does not employ or manage.
Information Collection and Use


  • template3 collects personal information when you register with template3, when you use template3 products or services, when you visit template3 pages or the pages of certain template3 partners, and when you enter promotions or sweepstakes. template3 may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or other companies.
  • When you register we ask for information such as your name, email address, birth date, gender, zip code, occupation, industry, and personal interests. For some financial products and services we may also ask for your address, Social Security number, and information about your assets. Once you register with template3 and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us.
  • template3 collects information about your transactions with us and with some of our business partners, including information about your use of financial products and services that we offer.
  • template3 automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, template3 cookie information, and the page you request.
  • template3 uses information for the following general purposes: to customize the advertising and content you see, fulfill your requests for products and services, improve our services, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients.
  • When a child under age 13 attempts to register with template3, we ask that he or she has a parent or guardian creates a template3 Family Account to obtain parental permission.
  • template3 will not contact children under age 13 about special offers or for marketing purposes without a parent's permission.
  • template3 does not ask a child under age 13 for more personal information, as a condition of participation, than is reasonably necessary to participate in a given activity or promotion.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
  • template3 does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
    • We provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with template3 under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal information to help template3 communicate with you about offers from template3 and our marketing partners. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information.
    • We have a parent's permission to share the information if the user is a child under age 13. Parents have the option of allowing template3 to collect and use their child's information without consenting to template3 sharing of this information with people and companies who may use this information for their own purposes;
    • We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims;
    • We believe it is necessary to share information 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 template3's terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.
    • We transfer information about you if template3 is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, template3 will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.
  • template3 displays targeted advertisements based on personal information. Advertisers (including ad serving companies) may assume that people who interact with, view, or click on targeted ads meet the targeting criteria - for example, women ages 18-24 from a particular geographic area.
    • template3 does not provide any personal information to the advertiser when you interact with or view a targeted ad. However, by interacting with or viewing an ad you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad.
    • template3 advertisers include financial service providers (such as banks, insurance agents, stock brokers and mortgage lenders) and non-financial companies (such as stores, airlines, and software companies).
  • template3 may set and access template3 cookies on your computer.
  • template3 lets other companies that show advertisements on some of our pages set and access their cookies on your computer. Other companies' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. Advertisers or other companies do not have access to template3's cookies.
  • template3 uses web beacons to access template3 cookies inside and outside our network of web sites and in connection with template3 products and services.
Your Ability to Edit and Delete Your Account Information and Preferences


  • You can edit your template3 Account Information at any time.
  • New categories of marketing communications may be added to the Marketing Preferences page from time to time. Users who visit this page can opt out of receiving future marketing communications from these new categories or they can unsubscribe by following instructions contained in the messages they receive.
  • We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the template3 service, such as service announcements, administrative messages and the template3 Newsletter, that are considered part of your template3 account, without offering you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving them.
  • You can delete your template3 account by visiting our Account Deletion page. Please note some information will remain in our archived records after your account has been deleted.
  • Parents can review, edit, and delete information relating to their child's template3 account.
  • If a parent chooses not to allow us to further collect or use a child's information, parents enrolled in template3 Family Accounts can delete their child's account by signing into that child's account and then visiting our Account Deletion page. Please click here to read about information that might possibly remain in our archived records after your account has been deleted.
Confidentiality and Security
  • We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.
  • We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to protect personal information about you.
  • Your template3 Account Information is password-protected.
  • In certain areas template3 uses industry-standard SSL-encryption to protect data transmissions.
Changes to this Privacy Policy
  • template3 may update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your template3 account or by placing a prominent notice on our site.
Questions and Suggestions
  • If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us.