Security of your StockMarketEye Data
As StockMarketEye contains your investment data, it is important to understand where that data comes from, how it is stored and where is it sent.
Where Does The Data Come From?
The investment data that you enter into StockMarketEye comes either from manual entry, imported from investment files, or downloaded from a brokerage.
Direct Connect Brokerage Import
For "direct connect" brokerage imported data, StockMarketEye sends your brokerage's username and password directly to the brokerage using the "direct connect" (aka. OFX) protocol. The data is downloaded directly from the brokerage into StockMarketEye. Your brokerage's username and account numbers are stored in StockMarketEye automatically. You also have the option of saving the brokerage password in StockMarketEye. If you choose to save the brokerage password in StockMarketEye, we recommend that you password protect (aka encrypt) your StockMarketEye data files.
Advanced Brokerage Import
For the Advanced Brokerage Import, StockMarketEye uses a financial data aggregator to retrieve your data from the brokerage. The aggregator we use is called Envestnet|Yodlee. When you enter the brokerage username and password into StockMarketEye, you are actually entering them into a screen managed entirely by Yodlee. StockMarketEye never sees or has access to your username, password or full brokerage account numbers. The username and password are saved and managed directly by Yodlee and used to login to your brokerage account on the web. StockMarketEye will download your data from Yodlee using a user specific token linked to your StockMarketEye Account.
StockMarketEye has read-only access to your brokerage data through Yodlee. This means StockMarketEye is not able to perform any activity, such as buying, selling or transferring, in your brokerage account. StockMarketEye is only able to read the data that is currently made available by your brokerage through Yodlee.
How Is My Data Stored
StockMarketEye stores your data on your computer's hard drive. You can read more about where in the section, Where Are the StockMarketEye Data Files Stored?
If you choose to use the on-line (i.e. cloud) synchronization feature, a copy of your investment data is stored on our servers. Note however that we do not synchronize any brokerage information (username, password or account numbers). The brokerage information is only stored on your computer.
Where Is My Data Sent?
The "direct connect" brokerage import feature sends your brokerage username and password directly to your brokerage. It is never sent anywhere else.
The Advanced Brokerage Import feature uses the financial data aggregator, Envestnet|Yodlee, who handles your brokerage username and password. StockMarketEye does not have access to your brokerage username, password or full account numbers when using the Advanced Brokerage Import.
The optional on-line synchronization service sends and stores a copy of your data on our servers.
The ticker symbols in your watchlists and portfolios are sent to Yahoo Finance or MSN Money websites in order to retrieve their current and historical data. Only the ticker symbols themselves are sent to the data providers.
If you choose to enable the option "Send Anonymous Usage Statistics" in the Advanced tab of the Preferences, StockMarketEye will send anonymous usage information once at startup to our servers. This information sent contains your operating system and version of StockMarketEye. No investment data or personally identifiable information is sent. We use this information to help improve our services.
If you choose to enable the option "Check for Updates" in the Advanced tab of the Preferences, StockMarketEye will check to see if there is a new version of the software available at startup. This check will send your operating system and StockMarketEye version to our servers.