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Policy Statement

Your Personal Data is Protected

Welcome to the Forextime UK Limited’s policy statement.

Commitment


Forextime UK Limited (referred to as “we” “us” “our” “FXTM”) is committed to protecting your personal information and respects its’ Clients’ expectations on privacy and confidentiality. This policy statement will inform you as to how we look after your personal data and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you. We are committed to safeguard any information we collect, use and hold about you.

[This policy statement is provided in a layered format so you can click through to the specific areas set out below. Please also use the Glossary to understand the meaning of some of the terms used in this policy statement.]

Contents:

  1. Important Information and who we are
  2. The data we collect about you
  3. How is your personal data collected?
  4. Disclosures of personal data
  5. How we use your personal data
  6. International Transfers of personal data
  7. Technical and Operational Security Measures
  8. Automated decision-making and profiling
  9. Recording of telephone conversations and of electronic communication
  10. Data Retention
  11. Your legal rights
  12. Personal Data Breach
  13. Questions
  14. Glossary

1. Important Information and who we are

Purpose of this policy statement

This policy statement aims to give you information on how FXTM collects and processes your personal data through your use of this website, including any data you may provide through this website when you purchase a product or service as per the Client Agreement.

This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.

It is important that you read this policy statement together with any other policy statement or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This policy statement supplements the other notices and is not intended to override them.

Controller

FXTM is the controller and responsible for your personal data.

If you have any questions about this policy statement, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact the Data Protection Department using the details set out below.

Contact details

Our full details are:
Full name of legal entity: Forextime UK Limited
Name: Data Protection Department
Email address: DataProtection@forextime.co.uk
Postal address: 88 Wood Street, London, England, EC2V 7QR
Telephone number: +44 (0) 20 3514 1251

You have the right to feel confident that FXTM will handle your personal information responsibly and in line with good practice. If you have a concern about the way we are handling your information we will take your concern seriously and work with you resolve it.

If you feel that we have not fully addressed and resolved your concerns then you can contact the Information Commissioner Office on 0303 123 1113. Additional contact details can be found on their website at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.

Changes to the privacy statement and your duty to inform us of changes

We may modify or amend this policy statement from time to time. We will notify you appropriately when we make changes to this privacy statement. We do however encourage you to review this statement periodically so as to be always informed about how we are processing and protecting your personal information.

This version was last updated on 23.05.18 and historic versions can be obtained by contacting us.

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.

2. The Data we collect about you

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

There are certain types of more sensitive personal data which require a higher level of protection, such as information about a person's health or sexual orientation. Information about criminal convictions also warrants this higher level of protection.

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together follows:

  • Identity Data includes first name, maiden name, last name, proof of identity, username or similar identifier, marital status, title, date and place of birth and gender, country of residence and citizenship.
  • Contact Data includes billing address, delivery address, email address and telephone numbers proof of address, .
  • Professional Data includes level of education, profession, employer name, work experience in Forex/CFD’s, information on Client’s experience, knowledge in forex industry and risks.
  • Tax Data include country of tax residence and tax identification number.
  • Financial Data includes annual income, net worth, source of funds, anticipated account turnover, bank account, bank statements, payment card details and copies, E-wallet information.
  • Transaction Data includes details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us, deposit methods, purpose of transactions with us.
  • Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.
  • Profile Data includes your username and password, purchases or orders made by you, your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses.
  • Usage Data includes information about how you use our website, products and services.
  • Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.

We may also collect, store and use the following more sensitive types of personal information:

  • Information about criminal convictions and offences.

We also collect, use and share aggregated data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Non-Personal Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your usage data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect aggregated data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this policy statement.

If you fail to provide personal data

We need to collect your personal data as part of statutory obligations or as part of the contractual arrangements we have with you. If you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with goods or services). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.

3. How is your personal data collected?

We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

  • Direct interactions. You may give us your Identity, Contact and Financial Data by filling in the required registration forms in our Website or by corresponding with us by phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you:
    • apply for our products or services;
    • make a request under the Agreement,
    • create an account on our website;
    • subscribe to our service or publications;
    • request marketing to be sent to you;
    • enter a competition, promotion or survey; or
    • give us some feedback.
       
  • Automated technologies or interactions. As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect technical data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies, [server logs] and other similar technologies. We may also receive Technical Data about you if you visit other websites employing our cookies. Please see our cookie policy here for further details.
     
  • Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources as set out below:
    • Technical Data from analytics providers such as [Google] based outside of EU;
    • Contact, Financial and Transaction Data from providers of payment services such as Skrill and Neteller, based inside the EU.
    • Identity and Contact Data from individual and publicly availably sources, such as Registrar of Companies based inside EU and Thomson Reuters based outside of EU.

4.Disclosures of personal data

We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table in paragraph 5 below.

  • External Third Parties as set out in the Glossary.
  • Specific third parties listed in the Glossary.
  • Third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this policy statement.

We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

5. How we use your personal data

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

  • Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.
  • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
  • Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.

Purposes for which we will use your personal data

We have set out below, in a table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.

Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please Contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.

Purpose/Activity

Type of data

Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest

To register you as a new customer

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

c) Financial

d) Professional

e) Tax

Performance of a contract with you

Compliance with legal obligations

To process and deliver your order including:

(a) Manage payments, fees and charges

(b) Collect and recover money owed to us

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Financial

(d) Transaction

(e) Marketing and Communications

(a) Performance of a contract with you

(b) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to recover debts due to us)

To manage our relationship with you which will include:

(a) Notifying you about changes to our terms or privacy policy

(b) Asking you to leave a review or take a survey

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Profile

(d) Marketing and Communications

(a) Performance of a contract with you

(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

(c) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep our records updated and to study how customers use our products/services)

To enable you to participate in a prize draw, competition or complete a survey

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Profile

(d) Usage

(e) Marketing and Communications

(a) Performance of a contract with you

(b) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them and grow our business)

To administer and protect our business and this website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Technical

(a) Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise)

(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

To deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Profile

(d) Usage

(e) Marketing and Communications

(f) Technical

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy)

To use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences

(a) Technical

(b) Usage

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of customers for our products and services, to keep our website updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy)

To perform automated decision in order to identify your knowledge and experience in Forex industry and to identify your risk profile (Appropriateness and Suitability Test)

(a) Identity

(b) Financial

(c) Professional

Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

To make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may be of interest to you

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Technical

(d) Usage

(e) Profile

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to develop our products/services and grow our business)

Marketing

We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising.

Promotional Offers from Us

We may use your Identity, Contact, Technical, Usage and Profile Data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you (we call this marketing).

You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or purchased services or products from us or if you provided us with your details when you entered a competition or registered for a promotion and, in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.

Opting Out

You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by logging into the website and checking or unchecking relevant boxes to adjust your marketing preferences or by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you or by Contacting us at any time.

Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of a product/service purchase, warranty registration, product/service experience or other transactions.

Cookies

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that you can still access this website and it will function properly. Cookies are used on this website in order to offer our users a more customized browsing experience.

For more information about the cookies we use, please see our Cookie Policy.

Change of Purpose

We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please Contact us.

If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.

6. International Transfers of personal data

Some of our external third parties are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA) so their processing of your personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA.

Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:

  • We will only transfer your personal data to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data by the European Commission.
  • Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe.
  • Where we use providers based in the US, we may transfer data to them if they are part of the Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to personal data shared between the Europe and the US.

Please Contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data out of the EEA.

7. Technical and Operational Security Measures


FXTM has put in place appropriate security measures to protect the security of its’ Client’s personal data and prevent any unauthorized or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction, alteration, disclosure or damage on Client’s personal data. FXTM implements appropriate technical and organisational measures such as network traffic encryption, pseudonymization, data encryption, two-factor authentication, access management procedure, tokenization, clean desk policy, business continuity and disaster recovery, IT systems risk assessment, physical and logical access segregation, process in case of personal data breach policy etc. FXTM limits access to the Client’s personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process the Client’s personal data on FXTM instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

Details of these measures are available upon request. In addition, FXTM, has put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify the Client and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where FXTM is legally required to do so.

8. Automated decision-making and profiling


To ensure the products and services we provide to you continue to meet your investment objectives, we are required at least once per calendar year to assess your knowledge and experience, your financial situation and investment objectives and your risk profile. We fulfil the above requirements through the following tools:

Appropriateness Test: it takes place when you require to register as client of FXTM. Hence, we need to check and ensure that you are suitable for the provision of FXTM’s services and products by taking an appropriateness test in regards to your knowledge, financial background and experience in regards to financial services. Based on the scoring you receive, you will be informed whether you are eligible to receive our services and become our Client and the maximum level of leverage you are eligible to.The reason for assessing your appropriateness is to enable FXTM to offer to you services suitable to you and act in the client’s best interest.

The scorings above are monitored by the Compliance department of FXTM and you may see your results and an explanation of the scoring or to challenge the decision by sending an email to compliance@forextime.co.uk. During these processes, FXTM takes all the technical and operational measures to correct inaccuracies and minimize the risk of errors, to prevent any discrimination and to secure personal data of the client.

9. Recording of telephone conversations and of electronic communication


We record, monitor and process any telephone conversations and/or electronic communications between us such as through fax, email, social media, electronic messages, either initiated from the Company’s side or your side. All such communications are recorded and/or monitored and/or processed by FXTM, including any telephone conversations and/or electronic communications that result or may result in transactions or client order services even if those conversations or communications do not result in the conclusion of such transactions. The content of relevant in person conversations and/or communications with you may be recorded by minutes or notes. Any such records shall be provided to you upon request at the same language as the one used to provide investment services to you.

10. Data Retention

How long will you use my personal data for?

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

Details of retention periods for different aspects of your personal data are available in our retention policy which you can request from us by Contacting us.


Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data:

  • Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a "data subject access request"). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  • Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
  • Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
  • Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.
  • Request the restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
  • Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
  • Right to withdraw consent where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please Contact us.

No fee usually required

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

What we may need from you

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

Time limit to respond

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

12. Personal Data Breach


We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so. If you require further information on how we deal with a Data Breach please Contact us.

13. Questions


If you have any questions which have not been covered in this Policy Statement, or any further concerns regarding the use of Personal Data, please do not hesitate to Contact us.

14. Glossary


“Comply with a legal or regulatory obligation”: means processing your personal data where it is necessary for compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation that we are subject to.

“GDPR”: shall mean the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679;

“Legitimate Interest”: shall mean the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best service/product and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by Contacting us

“Performance of Contract”: means processing your data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract.

“Personal data breach”: means a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed;

“Profiling”: means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements;

“Third Parties”: shall mean external third parties and specific third parties.

As External Third Parties we shall mean:

  • Service providers [acting as processors] based in the European Economic Area such as IT and system administration services.
  • Professional advisers [acting as processors or joint controllers] including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers based in the UK and in the European Union in general who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.
  • Regulators and other authorities [acting as processors or controllers] based in the the UK and other authorities and regulators in the European Union who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.

As Specific Third Parties we define the following:

  • Supervisory and other regulatory and public authorities in the UK and Europe, in as much as a statutory obligation exists;
  • External UK Compliance Companies;
  • IT and trading platforms administration providers based in the EU;
  • Translating Agencies within the EU;
  • Communication Support Services based outside the EU;
  • Tax and Financial Auditors based in the UK;
  • Card payment processing companies based in the EU;
  • Cloud storage companies based in the EU.