The Company safeguards the confidentiality of your information in a number of ways.
- We do not sell or license lists of our customers or the personal, nonpublic information that you provide to us.
- We restrict access to the personal, non-public information that you have shared with us to the Company’s employees, agents and affiliates who need to know such information in connection with the services that the Company provides to you.
- We maintain strict employment policies that prohibit employees who have access to your personal, non-public information from using or disclosing such information except for business purposes.
- We take substantial precautions to safeguard your personal, non-public information. For example, the Company’s system can only be accessed by authorised personnel via valid user names and passwords. In addition, our Internet-based systems include security measures such as encryption and firewalls.
We do not disclose personal, non-public information to individuals or entities that are not affiliated with the Company, except as provided by law. For example, among other reasons, we may disclose or report such information: where necessary to authorise, effect, administer or enforce transactions that you request or authorise; to maintain and administer your account; to provide you with account confirmations, statements and records; to maintain appropriate archival records; where we believe that disclosure is required by applicable law, rules or regulations; to cooperate with law enforcement, regulatory or self-regulatory organisations; to enforce our customer and other agreements; to meet our obligations; or to protect our rights and property. As long as consistent with applicable securities laws and regulations, we may share anonymised account information or anonymised delayed order information with third parties (and/or share such information among our affiliates) for the purpose of analysis, research, market data compilation, product creation, establishing order routing and execution relationships, or for any other lawful purpose.
Finally, if you choose to subscribe to any of the Company’s suite of third-party services that are provided through the Company’s website, we may disclose such information to the service providers as necessary for them to provide the services that you have requested. The Company requires these service providers to enter into confidentiality agreements that limit their use of the information that they receive. Such agreements prohibit the service provider from using the Company’s customer information that they receive other than to carry out the purposes for which the information was disclosed.