This Policy is based on the privacy and data protection principles common to the countries in which we operate. This Policy is intended to summarize IBKR's data protection practices generally and to advise our clients, prospective clients, job applicants, website visitors and other third parties about IBKR's privacy policies that may be applicable to them.
This Policy is specifically addressed to those who provide Personal Information to IBKR or who visit or use IBKR's websites, trading platforms, software application and social media sites.
Who is responsible for your Personal Information?
IBKR is responsible for the Personal Information that we may collect in the manner discussed below. IBKR includes: Interactive Brokers LLC, One Pickwick Plaza, Greenwich, CT 06830 United States; Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Limited, Level 20 Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY, United Kingdom; Interactive Brokers Ireland Limited, 10 Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin D02 T380, Interactive Brokers Central Europe Zrt. incorporated and registered in Hungary with company number 01-10-141029 whose registered office is at 1075 Budapest, Madách Imreút 13-14., Hungary; Interactive Brokers Luxembourg SARL, 4, Rue Robert Stuemper, L-2557 Luxembourg; Interactive Brokers Hong Kong Limited, Suite 1512, Two Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong SAR and their respective affiliates (the "IBKR Entities"). Specifically, your Personal Information will be controlled by the IBKR Entity that is providing services or a communication to you. In some instances your Personal Information will be controlled by more than one IBKR Entity.
How do we collect your Personal Information and what Personal Information do we collect?
IBKR collects and processes Personal Information from you. This may include, among other things, information:
For what purposes will we use your Personal Information?
We may use your Personal Information for the following purposes ("Permitted Purposes"):
We may also process your Personal Information for the following purposes (after obtaining your express consent where such consent is legally required) in accordance with your preferences:
Where legally required, with regard to marketing-related communication, we will only provide you with such information after you have opted in or had an opportunity to object and we will also provide you with the opportunity to opt out at any time if you do not wish to receive further marketing-related communication from us. We like to keep our clients, personnel and other interested parties informed of company developments, including news relating to IBKR that we believe is of interest to them. If you do not wish to receive publications or details of events or seminars that we consider may be of interest to you, please let us know by following this link: https://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/index.php?f=464. Where legally required, we will not use your Personal Information for taking any automated decisions affecting you or creating profiles other than described above.
Depending on which of the above Permitted Purposes we use your Personal Information for, we may process your Personal Information on one or more of the following legal grounds:
In addition, the processing may be based on your consent where we have expressly sought and you have expressly given that to us.
Who we share your Personal Information with, and in what circumstances
We may share your Personal Information in the following circumstances:
Otherwise, we will only disclose your Personal Information when you direct us or give us permission to do so, when we are allowed or required by applicable law or judicial or official request to do so, or as required to investigate actual or suspected fraudulent or criminal activities
Personal Information about other people that you provide to us
Keeping Personal Information about you secure
To the extent required by law, we will take appropriate technical and organizational measures to keep your Personal Information confidential and secure in accordance with our internal procedures covering the storage, disclosure of and access to Personal Information. Personal Information may be kept on our Information Technology systems, those of our contractors or in paper files.
Transferring your Personal Information outside the European Economic Area ("EEA") or the United Kingdom (if GDPR or UK GDPR applies).
For Personal Information subject to the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 ("GDPR") or the UK General Data Protection Regulation ("UK GDPR") we may transfer your Personal Information outside the EEA or the United Kingdom (the "UK") for the Permitted Purposes as described above. This may include countries that do not provide the same level of protection as the laws of your home country (for example, the laws within the EEA, the UK or the United States). We will ensure that any such international transfers are made subject to appropriate or suitable safeguards if required by the GDPR, UK GDPR or other relevant laws. You may contact us at any time using the contact details below if you would like further information on such safeguards.
With respect to persons covered by GDPR, in case Personal Information is transferred to countries or territories outside of the EEA, or in the case of UK GDPR outside of the UK, that are not recognized by the European Commission as offering an adequate level of data protection, we have put in place appropriate data transfer mechanisms to ensure Personal Information is protected.
Updating your Personal Information
If any of the Personal Information that you have provided to us changes, for example if you change your email address or if you wish to cancel any request that you have made of us, please let us know by contacting IBKR Client Service through the IBKR website at interactivebrokers.com/help . We will not be responsible for any losses arising from any inaccurate, inauthentic, deficient or incomplete Personal Information that you provide to us.
How long do we retain your Personal Information?
We retain your Personal Information in an identifiable form in accordance with our internal policies which establish general standards and procedures regarding the retention, handling and disposition of your Personal Information. Personal Information is retained for as long as necessary to meet legal, regulatory and business requirements. Retention periods may be extended if we are required to preserve your Personal Information in connection with litigation, investigations and proceedings.
Further rights for persons or information covered by GDPR, UK GDPR and the Personal Information Protection Law ("PIPL")
With respect to residents of the EEA, the UK and the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), as well as in situations where your Personal Information is processed by an IBKR Entity established in the EEA, or the UK ("Covered Individuals"), you have a number of legal rights under GDPR, UK GDPR and/or PIPL in relation to the Personal Information that we hold about you. These rights include:
We have designated a Data Protection Officer ("DPO") to enhance and promote compliance with and understanding of privacy and data protection principles. If you wish to do any of the above please send an email to email@example.com.
We may request that you prove your identity by providing us with a copy of a valid means of identification in order for us to comply with our security obligations and to prevent unauthorized disclosure of data. We reserve the right to charge you a reasonable administrative fee for any manifestly unfounded or excessive requests concerning your access to your data and for any additional copies of the Personal Information you request from us.
We will consider any requests or complaints that we receive and provide you with a response in a timely manner. If you are not satisfied with our response, you may take your complaint to the relevant privacy regulator. We will provide you with details of your relevant regulator upon request.
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