Pastel My Money Privacy Policy

1. You own your information:

Pastel My Money is an online personal finance system which stores financial information about an individual as provided or entered by that individual. Pastel My Money will store information that is entered or imported by you. The records entered, or imported, by you remains your property and Pastel My Money will not use nor make available without your permission.

2. Accessibility:

The information entered or imported by you, is stored securely in a database and is only accessible to you or any person you have authorised to use the service.

It is your responsibility to keep your password safe.

Pastel My Money, Pastel My Money’s staff and Pastel My Money’s partners do not have access to your password and are therefore unable to access your account or information.

3. Your information is sent securely across the internet:

The security of your Pastel My Money data is of utmost importance to us. Our commitment to a secure working environment will ensure that your data is always safe and protected.

Your data is protected by your username and password. No one else has access to your information unless you have invited them and, in which case, they too will have access to your data, but using their own username and password.

If you are logged in and don’t use Pastel My Money for an extended period of time, you will automatically be logged out.

Your Pastel My Money information is stored in a managed hosted environment at a secure physical location with 24/7 armed security personnel and offsite monitoring via CCTV. All equipment is also housed in a security controlled and monitored centre. Access to the information centre is restricted to authorised personnel only.

4. Firewall and Intrusion detection:

Pastel My Money operates behind an industry-standard firewall. This firewall ensures that only intended traffic reaches the Pastel My Money online service. The firewall generates logs and alerts, which are reviewed on an on-going basis to determine intrusion, service attacks and injection attempts. All systems are reviewed on an on-going basis to identify possible weaknesses or new vulnerabilities. System event and system logs are reviewed on an on-going basis to identify possible intrusion attempts.

Industry standard monitoring technologies are in place to continuously check that the Pastel My Money server is available. This ensures that the physical environment is monitored and any system hardware or software errors are resolved within the shortest possible time thereby minimising downtime.

Your Pastel My Money data is backed up daily. Backups are stored for up to two weeks. The information that is backed up is stored in two alternative locations, accommodating multiple points of failure.

The information you send to and retrieve from Pastel My Money is encrypted. Pastel My Money utilises a Thawte security certificate. This certificate is fully authenticated and verified, encrypting your information with up to 128-bit encryption (browser dependant) and therefore ensuring that your data is safe.

5. Your browser stores no information that will identify you:

The service uses "cookies" and other technical actions that enable us to monitor traffic patterns and to serve you more efficiently if you revisit the site.

A cookie does not identify you personally or contain any other information about you, but it does identify your computer. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie and this will provide you with a chance to either accept or reject it in each instance.

Pastel My Money will not sell or otherwise provide your personal information to a third party, or make any other use of personal information about you for any purpose which is not related to the normal use of the service.

6. Policy updates:

Pastel My Money reserves the right to change this policy at any time and any amended policy is effective upon the posting on this website. Pastel My Money will make every effort to communicate these changes to you via notification on the website.

7. Reading the terms and conditions of use:

Use of the service is subject to Pastel My Money’s terms and conditions of use and this Privacy Policy should be read in combination with this. In the event of a conflict or disagreement between this Privacy Policy and the terms and conditions of use, the terms and conditions of use will prevail.

Privacy Policy Updated on: 04 June 2012