The American Financial Exchange, LLC and its affiliates (collectively, “AFX”) has created this Privacy Statement and Policy (“Policy”) in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to the privacy of the users of an AFX World Wide Website (“Website”). By using or accessing the Website, You signify your acknowledgment and assent to the Policy set forth below and the Terms and Conditions, which is incorporated herein by reference, and which includes terms which are listed in this Policy and not defined herein.
AFX reserves the right to change or update this Policy or the Terms and Conditions for use of the Website at any time. Accordingly, if such changes are made, AFX will disclose those changes on the Website so that users are aware of our policies concerning information collection, use, and disclosure. Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to the Website. Your use of the Website subsequent to such posting to the Website shall be deemed acceptance by You of such revised Policy.
Except as otherwise provided in this Policy, the following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Website.
In general, users can visit the Website anonymously without providing any personal information. There are, however, cases where users may be asked for personal information. For example, online surveys are occasionally conducted to better understand the needs and profiles of our Website users. Our online surveys typically ask users for demographic and profile information such as zip code, age, and income level. In addition, personal information is requested if You voluntarily register to receive information from AFX, such as market data or transaction data, or to access portions of the Website that are available solely to registered users. Our voluntary Website registration form requests user personal information such as name, mailing address and/or e-mail address.
AFX may share information with advertisers on an aggregate basis, but users should refer to the privacy statements (accessible below) of the service providers to the Website for their policies regarding use of personal information.
AFX shall exercise reasonable precautions to safeguard and secure all information provided by users in connection with accessing this Website. The Website has security protections in place that help to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Security protections use technology consistent with current industry standards as existing from time to time. AFX periodically tests the security protections of its information systems and monitors the effectiveness of its information security controls, systems and procedures. Although we take proper measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information and because such information can be accessed through the Internet, no assurances can be provided to users that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Policy.
The Website logs IP addresses and browser types for administration purposes, including logging the IP addresses associated with use of the Website. Such logs will be reviewed in order to improve the materials and content available on the Website. In addition, such information will be used to assist law enforcement activities and in connection with investigations, questions, claims or complaints relating to postings to or use of the Website.
The Website is directed to persons 18 years of age or older. Accordingly, You must be 18 years of age in order to access the Website. If You are under 18 years of age You may not access the Website without the consent of a parent or guardian. AFX does not knowingly collect, distribute or share any information from persons under 18 years of age and AFX is not under any obligation to verify that persons accessing the Website are, in fact, over 18 years of age.
For the user’s convenience, the Website may provide links to other external websites. The listing of a link by AFX should not be construed as a sponsorship, endorsement or approval of such websites, their content, or as an indication of the value of any claims, recommendations or other information contained therein. It is strongly advised that a qualified investment professional be consulted prior to engaging in any transactions. Users should be aware that AFX has no control over any linked website and is not responsible for the contents or privacy practices of any linked website or any link on a linked website. AFX urges our users to be aware when they exit the Website and to carefully read the privacy statements of each website that collects user identifiable information. The Website Privacy Statement and Policy is applicable only to information collected by the Website.
AFX prohibits the framing of any materials available through its Website, caching, or unauthorized hypertext links to the Website. AFX reserves the right to disconnect or otherwise disable any unauthorized frames or hypertext links.
AFX does not solicit information about our users from third-parties.
The Website supplements the information that we provide with information that is received from third parties.
If you choose to update or delete personal information previously provided, AFX will endeavor to correct, update or remove the personal information from our database. You can do this by contacting our User Support organization at the contact points specified below.
AFX reserves the right to disclose user information in special cases, when AFX has reason to believe that disclosing such user information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) AFX’s rights or property, other Website users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. AFX may also disclose personal information without notice to You in response to a subpoena, or when requested from a United States government regulatory body or law enforcement agency, when AFX believes in good faith that the law requires it or to respond to any emergency situation.