Global AutoTrading Inc. ("Global AutoTrading") has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to client privacy on the Internet. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this web site: http://www.global-autotrading.com/ .
What Information Do We Collect about You?
We collect two types of information: personally identifiable information (PII) and non-personally identifiable information (Non-PII), which is also referred to as aggregate and anonymous data.
Personally Identifiable Information
We collect the following types of PII about you from the following sources:
- Information we receive from you on applications and other forms, such as your name, company, e-mail and U.S. mail addresses, and your telephone and fax numbers. On our application we may also ask for your annual income, net worth, age, education, occupation and other background information.
- Information about your transactions with us, our affiliates or others, such as your account activity, account balance, history.
- Information from others, such as brokers, investment newsletter publishers and other service providers.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information - Web Site Usage Information
Cookies, IP Addresses and Logs. We employ "cookies" to collect information about you and your usage of the Website. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer and collects information about how you use our site. If you are a Global AutoTrading who has logged into the site, we also gather information about your individual use of our services, such as types of data accessed, times and volume of use, duration of sessions and other similar usage or system data. If you are not logged into our site but are browsing the site's public areas, we log IP addresses and domain names. We cannot use this technical Non-PII to identify you personally.
How do We Use Your Information?
We use the PII described above to verify your identity, determine your eligibility to trade options, provide information you request, process transactions on your behalf, service your account, or contact you regarding your account or when requested.
Non-PII is aggregated for system administration and to monitor the Website's usage. It is utilized to measure the number of visits to our site, average time spent, number of pages viewed and to monitor various other site statistics. This monitoring helps us evaluate how visitors use and navigate our site so we can improve the content. It is also used to help diagnose problems with the web site.
How do We Share Your Information?
Sharing of Your PII with Affiliates of Global AutoTrading
Global AutoTrading uses other companies like carrying brokers and investment newsletter publishers. These companies are referred to as affiliates. We may provide PII about you listed above as a customer, former customer or user of the Website to our affiliates to allow the affiliate to inform you about products or services that we believe may be of benefit or interest to you and to help provide you with better service or to perform services on your behalf.
Disclosure of Your PII to Third-Parties
Except as provided below, we do not share your PII with non-affiliated third parties for use in marketing their services or otherwise without your permission. We may disclose PII that we collect as noted above in connection with the sale, assignment, or other transfer of the business or a portion of the business of our site, including a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, sale of assets or other corporate change of our direct or indirect parent companies that affects us (collectively, a "Sale Transaction"); or to respond to law enforcement requests; or where required by applicable laws, court orders, or government regulations; or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our site; or to protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (among other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions).
We may share all the PII that we collect as noted above with the following non-affiliated entities:
- Any company in connection with a Sales Transaction;
- Governmental agencies, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the National Futures Association, any securities and futures exchange, other regulatory bodies or other self-regulatory organizations and law enforcement officials such as for tax purposes or for reporting suspicious transactions;
- Financial service providers, such as other broker-dealers, insurance agents, financial advisors, and investment newsletter publishers;
- Non-financial service providers such as credit-card and billing processing, shipping, e-mail distribution, list processing and analytics or promotions management service companies.
We provide these companies only with the information they need to perform their services. These service providers are restricted from using this data in any way other than to provide services for us, and they may not share or resell this data.
We may disclose all of the information we collect, as described above to companies that perform marketing services on our behalf or to other financial institutions with whom we have joint marketing agreements.
We may disclose all of the information we collect, as described above, other than your account information such as account number, to non-affiliated third parties such as insurance companies, credit card companies, airlines or telecommunications service providers to allow them to provide you with information related to their products and services which we think may be of interest or benefit to you.
We reserve the right to use, transfer, sell, and share aggregated, anonymous data about our users as a group for any business purpose, such as analyzing usage trends and seeking compatible advertisers and partners.
How do I Opt-out of the Disclosure and Use of my PII?
If you want to opt-out of sharing your information with non-affiliated third-parties, use our contact form and specify OPT-OUT OF DISCLOSURE in the comment/question area. If you select to opt-out, we will continue to share PII among our affiliates and our affiliates may continue to use PII to perform services on our behalf, to respond to communications from you, as you authorize or request, or to offer you products or services. We may also continue to share PII about you with non-affiliated third-parties as permitted or required by law. Even if you opt-out, we can continue to use and share Non-PII with both affiliated and non-affiliated third-parties.
How is My Information Protected?
Global AutoTrading restricts access to PII about you to those employees and service providers who need to know that information. We take reasonable steps to protect the confidentiality of your PII, including physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards as required by law. We continually review our security procedures and mechanisms to ensure that reasonable protections are in place.
Links to Other Sites
The website may contain links to third-party sites that are not under our control, including those of our strategic partners and other sites with information that we feel may be useful to you. Global AutoTrading is not responsible for the privacy practices, security or content of these other sites.
We also do not intend for the Website to be used by children under the age of 13, nor do we seek to collect information about children under this age. If you are under the age of 13, we request that you do not provide us with any PII.
Effective Date: March 31, 2009