PRIVACY POLICY

Protecting the privacy and safeguarding the personal and financial information of our existing customers, former customers and persons whom visit our website is one of our highest priorities. The following statement explains how ADS Securities LLC (“ADSS”) collects, maintains and protects your information. By your use of any website operated by ADSS or any of our affiliates or opening an Account with ADSS or any of our affiliate’s websites, you give your consent to the collection and use of personal information by ADSS as explained in this statement.

COLLECTION AND RETENTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We collect your personal information both directly from you and indirectly as a result of your relationship with us. We may use the information collected to verify your identity, open a trading account for you (including issuing you with an Account number and password), provide statements and trade confirmations, facilitate Account funding and withdrawals, amongst other account and customer service related reasons. We may also use this information to notify you of any new and existing products, services and promotions that may be of interest to you. Most of the information we collect is provided directly by you. This information includes, but is not limited to, personal details, such as your name, address, date of birth, telephone number and e-mail address, information required pursuant to regulatory requirements verifying your identity, such as a passport or other government issued photo identification, financial information such as your Account trading details, annual income, net worth, risk capital financial information, bank account details and credit card information, and other information such as your IP address, web browser type, operating system and your internet service provider. Should you close your Account with us, we will retain your information, but we will only use it to comply with our regulatory requirements and to periodically contact you to notify you of new products, services and promotions we may offer from time to time.

COOKIES

We use cookies and other technologies (collectively, “cookies”) to provide us with data we can use to improve your experience and to know you better. Cookies are small text files sent from various web servers that may be stored on your computer. Cookies enable us to capture how you arrived at our website, how often you visit, when you return, which pages on our website you visit, and to recognize when you are logged on when we receive a request from your web browser. We may link the information we store in cookies in order to identify information you submit while on our website. Cookies are readable only by us and do not contain any personal, financial or Account information. We cannot and will not gather information about other websites you have visited in the past. We may share usage information about persons whom visit our website with reputable advertising companies for the purpose of targeting our banner advertisements on the internet. The information collected by the advertising company through the use of these pixel tags does not identify you personally. Additionally, we may use third party software to track and analyze usage and volume information including page requests, form requests and click paths. The third party may use cookies to track your web browsing behavior and may implement cookies on behalf of us. All web browsers have settings that allow you to block cookies. By visiting our website with your web browser set to allow cookies, you consent to our use of cookies as described above. If you choose to block cookies you may use our services, however, some functions and features may be disabled or not may not work as they were initially designed to.

DISCLOSURE WITH AFFILIATES

We may share your personal, financial and Account information with our affiliates for business, marketing and customer service purposes, as permitted by applicable law. Our affiliates are companies which are controlled or directly or indirectly owned by us; and include financial service companies, such as dealers and other brokerage firms. To help us improve our services to you, we may engage another business 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 a non-affiliated third party with client information from our database, including your name, address, phone number, and/or e-mail address, to help us analyze and identify client needs, notify clients of product and service offerings or conduct general marketing and market research for us.

DISCLOSURE WITH NON-AFFILIATED THIRD PARTIES

We will not sell, license, lease or otherwise disclose your personal information to any third party for any reason, except as described below. In order to support the products and services we provide to you, we may share your personal and Account information with third-party service providers and joint marketers not affiliated with us, including but not limited to financial service institutions with whom we have joint marketing agreements, such as agreements to market financial services or products that we jointly offer, endorse or sponsor; and companies under contract to perform services for us or on our behalf, such as vendors that prepare and mail statements and transaction confirmations or provide data processing, computer software maintenance, and development, transaction processing and marketing services. We generally require that all non-affiliated third parties to which we provide your nonpublic information agree to keep your information confidential and use such information solely for the limited purpose for which we have engaged them, or as otherwise required by law. We also seek to ensure that these non-affiliated third parties maintain appropriate data security procedures to guard against unauthorized use of, or access to, your information. We may disclose personal information with non-affiliated companies and regulatory authorities as permitted or required by applicable law. For example, we may disclose personal information to cooperate with regulatory authorities and law enforcement agencies to comply with subpoenas or other official requests, and as necessary to protect our rights or property.

SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We employ physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards in order to protect your personal, financial and Account information and to offer you a safe and secure trading environment. When you open an Account with us, you are issued a unique Account number and password, as well a unique user id and password for the Secure Access Website.

  • Our employees are required to maintain and protect the confidentiality of your information and must follow established procedures to do so.
  • We limit access to your personal, financial and Account information to those employees and employees of our affiliates who need to know in order to conduct business, including servicing your Account. These employees will have access to your Account number and user id. Although certain employees have the ability to reset your Account password and Secure Access Website password for you, they will not have access to your password, as they are not saved in our systems.
  • We have employed adequate security measures based on recognized international standards, to safeguard your information and protect from it from being disclosed, compromised or leaked.
  • Your personal, financial, and Account information, including your credit card details (where applicable), will be disposed of or purged from our records based on our data retention policy, which is compliance with recognized international standards.
  • We use VeriSign certificates to encrypt the information contained on our Secure Access Website, System and Website, including the webpages used for credit card funding and online account application. You are ultimately and solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your Account number and password and the Secure Access Website user id and password. In order to better safeguard this information, we highly recommend you the following precautions:
  • Do not disclose your Account number and password, or Secure Access Website user id and password to anyone;
  • Do not save your Account number and password, or Secure Access Website user id and password on any shared, public or private computer, tablet, mobile phone, or any other device;
  • Avoid using public computers at internet cafes and similar places whenever possible;
  • Immediately change your Account password and Secure Access Website password after your first log-in;
  • Change your Account password and Secure Access Website password regularly and whenever you believe there may have been a breach or when you believe a breach may occur in the future;
  • Choose strong passwords that are not easily breakable, include capitalized letters, numerical values and symbols and differ from other passwords you are using for other accounts;
  • Do not configure the save password option on the web browser you are using;
  • The computer, tablet, mobile phone, or other device you are using has security controls, such as, antivirus software;
  • Ensure that the Website you are accessing is legitimate ADSS Website;
  • Make sure that the Website is changed to “https” prior to entering any information, such as, personal information, log-ins, passwords and credit card information to ensure information is encrypted during transmission;
  • Do not continue the transmission, if the SSL Certificate of the Website you are accessing does not belong to ADSS and immediately notify ADSS;
  • Validate all calls, emails or other communications from ADSS are genuine prior to disclosing any personal, financial or Account information; and
  • Notify ADSS immediately if you believe your Account or Secure Access Website access has been compromised.

OPT- OUT

In certain instances, such as our sharing of your personal information with non-affiliated third parties, being contacted for marketing purposes such as notifications of new products and services or market indicator and research emails, you may inform us that you would like to «opt out». In order to opt-out, you may notify us via email at [email protected] or contact your Account Manager that you elect to opt out of our Privacy Policy. For joint accounts, an-opt out election made by one account owner will be applicable to all owners on the Account. Please allow approximately 30 days from our receipt of your request for your instructions to become effective.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT

In the event any material changes are made to this statement, the revised Privacy Policy will be posted on our website as soon as reasonably practical. By your continued use of the website and/or by opening an Account with us, you hereby agree to accept this as notice provided to you. Any dispute over this statement is subject to the terms of this statement and our Terms of Business. If you have any questions that this statement does not address, please contact a Support representative.