Privacy Policy

Protecting the privacy and safeguarding the personal and financial information of our clients and website visitors is one of our highest priorities. The following Privacy Statement explains how collects and protects your personal information. Reference to "" in this Privacy Statement includes all companies and divisions, including

By opening a account or by using the site, you give your consent to the collection and use of personal information by as described in this Privacy Statement.

  1. Collection of Personal Information

    We collect your personal information directly from you and indirectly as a result of your relationship with us. The website may use the information collected from you to verify your identity and contact information, create your trading account, issue secure account numbers and passwords, safeguard your account activity and contact you with account information, among other reasons. This information also helps us improve our services to you, customize your browsing experience, and inform you of additional products, services or promotions that may be of interest to you.

    You directly provide us with most of the information we collect. This information comprises your contact details, including your name, mailing address, telephone number and email address, personally identifiable data we are required by law to collect, including social security numbers, passport numbers and/or tax identification numbers, and information required by law to assess your trading experience and risk tolerance, including annual income, net worth and available risk capital. We also collect demographic information when you open an account, including your gender, date of birth, occupation and employment status.

    You provide us with this information by completing an account application and related documentation, by sending us an email or by sending information in response to a promotion or special offer.

    The information we collect indirectly from you includes your Internet protocol (IP) address, browser type, operating system, Internet service provider (ISP), time stamps, transaction history. If you close your account with us, will keep your information, but only use it to comply with regulatory requirements and periodically contact you to offer you the opportunity to reactivate your account or participate in other offers.

  2. Cookie

    We use cookies and web beacons (also known as action tags or single pixel gifs), and other technologies (collectively, "cookies") to provide us with data that we can use to improve your experience and to get to know you better. Cookies are small text files sent from a Web server that can be stored on your computer. Cookies allow us to capture how you arrived at our site, when you returned, which pages on our site you visited, and to recognize that you were logged in when we received a page request from your browser. We may link the information we store in cookies to personal information that you submit while on our site. We will never share this information with any third party. Cookies can only be read by us and do not contain any personal information nor do they contain account or password information. We cannot and will not collect information about other sites that you may have visited.

    We may share website usage information about visitors with leading advertising companies for the purpose of targeting our Internet banner ads. The information shared is not personally identifiable. We may also use third party software to track and analyze volume and usage statistical information including page requests, form requests and click paths - this tracking may set cookies on behalf of

    All web browsers have settings that allow you to block cookies. By visiting our website with your browser set to allow cookies, you consent to our use of cookies as described above. If you choose to block cookies, you can use our services but some functions may not work as intended.

  3. Sharing Personal Information with Affiliates and Non-affiliated Third Parties

    The website does not sell, license, rent or disclose your personal information to any affiliates or third parties for any reason, except as described below.

    The website may share information with affiliates if the information is required to provide the product or service you have requested or to provide you with the opportunity to participate in products or services offered by our affiliates.

    To help us improve our services to you, we may engage other businesses to help us carry out certain internal functions, such as account processing, fulfillment, client service, client satisfaction surveys, or other data collection activities relevant to our business. We may also provide client information from our database to unaffiliated third parties, including your name, address, telephone number and / or email address, to help us analyze and identify client needs, notify clients of product and service offerings, or do general marketing and market research for us. also forges partnerships and alliances with non-affiliated third parties that offer high quality products and services that our clients may find valuable. To ensure that these products and services meet your needs and are delivered in a useful and relevant manner, may share some personal information with these non-affiliated third parties.

    We require that all unaffiliated third parties to whom we provide your nonpublic personal information agree to keep your information confidential and use that information solely for the limited purposes we have performed with them, or as required by law. In addition, if an offer is made to you by a non-affiliated third party, we usually ask them to disclose that the offer was extended because of your relationship with us. We also endeavor to ensure that these unaffiliated third parties maintain appropriate data security procedures to protect against unauthorized use of, or access to, your personal information.

    If required by law, reserves the right to disclose your personal information to third parties or other authorities, law enforcement, or government authorities. We may also disclose your information to credit reporting or collection agencies, or when necessary to protect our rights or property.

    If at any time you choose to purchase a product or service offered by another company, for example by clicking on an advertisement on a website owned or controlled by, any personal information that you share with that company will no longer be governed by our Privacy Statement. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or content of sites to which we link and we have no control over the use or protection of the information you provide to, or collect by, those websites. Whenever you choose to link to a co-branded website or to a linked website, you may be asked to provide registration or other information. Please note that the information you provide is going to a third party, and you should familiarize yourself with the privacy policies published by these third parties.

  4. Security of Your Personal Information

    We implement physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your non-public personal information. When you open an account with us, you will be provided with a unique account number, User ID and password. Only a small proportion of employees who have a need to know this information can access it. Remember that you are ultimately responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account number, User ID and password. We strongly advise you not to disclose this information to anyone.

    On our websites and online account applications, we use technology to encrypt information sent by or to you. We use VeriSign certificates to authenticate our website and secure commerce and customer-related applications, enabling you to verify that you are connected to our website.

    We conduct regular internal audits of our business practices and procedures, check confidentiality standards and information access to protect your personal information.

  5. Changes to This Privacy Statement and Opting Out

    If materially changes this Privacy Statement, the revised Privacy Statement will be posted immediately to our website. By opening an account with us, you are deemed to agree to accept posting of the revised Privacy Statement electronically on our website as actual notification to you.

    In certain circumstances, such as in connection with sharing your personal information with non-affiliated third parties, you can inform us that you wish to "opt out" by contacting us using the contact information listed below. Note that for joint accounts, the opt-out made by one account owner from the joint account applies to all account owners of the joint account. Opt out selection must be made for each separate account you have at

    Any dispute over our Privacy Statement is subject to this notice and the Customer Agreement in If you have a question that is not addressed in this Privacy Statement, please contact a Client Services representative.