By providing us with such information, you are giving us your consent to collect, use and store the information in the manner explained hereto.
What Information We Collect
Personally Identifiable Information - When you browse the non-password protected portions of our Site, you do so anonymously; no personally identifiable information is collected. When you sign up to become a registered user of BPT social, we request that you provide to us your email address, a username and a password to access our Site. You may also choose to supply trading information (e.g., how long you have been trading, your preferred trading style, etc.) and a profile description. Once you register with BPT social and sign in to our Site, you are not anonymous to us.
As a registered user, you may provide BPT social with the credentials to access your brokerage account (i.e. user ID, password, information necessary to access your account). We will never access your accounts for any other purpose than to retrieve your trading data and provide the services as you have requested. You can de-activate your account for any reason at any time and we will delete all of your personally identifiable information from our servers. We will not keep a copy of your personally identifiable information for any purposes upon account deactivation except as may be required by law or to otherwise protect legal rights.
Technical Information & Data Security
When you visit our Site, we may collect information through cookies or other similar Web tools to enhance the user experience. Cookies are small strings of text that are sent by our Site to your browser on your computer hard drive. Cookies enable us to recognize you when you return to our Site, to maintain your Web session while you browse throughout the Site, as well as help us provide you with a better, more personalized experience. Our cookies are not tied to personally identifiable information. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but it is possible to change your browser setup so that it does not accept cookies. However, rejecting cookies may prevent you from taking advantage of certain portions of our Site.
In addition, when you are browsing our Site, BPT social automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, BPT social cookie information and the pages you request. We use this information to improve the functionality and usability of our services. Our log files are not tied to personally identifiable information.
We use secure server software (SSL) and firewalls to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
How We Use The Information We Collect
Customer Service - Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us during the registration process, we will send you a welcoming email to verify your account. We will also communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request, and to manage your account.
Brokerage Information - As a registered user of our Site, you may provide to us the credentials to access your brokerage account to retrieve your trading data. This information is only used to obtain trading history for your account and this information and is not accessible anywhere on our Site.
We will not publish any personally identifiable information (e.g. name, email address or contact information) on our Site for others to view, without your permission, unless you choose to post it yourself on the Site.
We May Provide Your Information If Legally Required
In compliance with the Children Online Privacy Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. § 6501-06 and 16 C.F.R. § 1.1-1.1, our Site does not permit children under 18 years of age to become users, and we do not collect information from children. By using our Site, you represent that you are not under 18 years of age.
Social networks are on-line groups, networks or communities of people who share some common element(s) such as a particular interest, and are interested in exploring and discussing such interests with others on the Internet. Social networking involves the on-line interaction of its members via multiple and various electronic formats, such as chat, messaging, email, video, voice chat, file sharing, blogging, discussion groups and so on.
A social network provides its members with many features, such as the ability to create and view profiles of other members who share commonalities. A social network also allows members to create personal profiles, potentially with fairly detailed information, as well as allow its members to engage in activities such as create personal blogs, share personal information and other applications that allow its members to help them to connect with other network members.
Social networks are not without their risks, which are no different than any other on-line activity. With public spaces, or even within a closed social network community, the services can be used by anyone. There are risks as one does not truly know who the other members of the social network are. BPT social has no control over what third parties with access to your information may do with it. For example, you may post certain personal information, but another member copies and publishes it.
When using social networks, you should take caution when posting your personal information as well as carefully consider the information you get from the social network. You should take care in trusting the information posted in a social network as it may be difficult to prevent members or the public at large from posting false or misleading information, including information in their personal profiles. Although BPT social takes reasonable steps to regularly monitor the content of its site to identify and remove any misleading or otherwise fraudulent posts, and may ban a member for egregious or repeat violations, there is no assurance that we will detect all misleading or fraudulent posts, and members should not rely upon or assume the accuracy of information posted by other members and should make their own independent trading decisions.
In addition, be careful with personal information. Once you have posted your personal information to the Internet, you have lost control over who will see it and how it will be used. Information you post or as contained in your profile can easily be copied and shared with thousands of others at the press of a button. In addition, when posting other materials, such as photos, you should take precaution as such information or pictures can be altered or distorted.
There is the potential for risk in using the BPT social services stemming from the illegal or improper use of the social network by third parties who might, for example, post misleading information in an attempt to improperly influence trading decisions or find ways to copy and aggregate member profiles, collect personal financial information or copy personal content and use it for their own purposes.