Privacy Policy


Our commitment to Your Privacy: PROFECTUS FINANCIAL has a longstanding policy of protecting the confidentiality  and security of information we collect about clients. We will not share nonpublic information about you (“Information”) without your consent, except for specific purposes described below. This notice describes the Information we may gather and the circumstances under which we may share it.

Why  do  we  gather  information?  We  collect  information  required  to  open  an  account,  to  transact  business effectively and to safeguard your assets or your privacy. But we also continually strive to improve our services and provide you opportunities to use additional products and services you may find of interest. To do this, we gather information to help us assess your needs and preferences.

What information do we collect? The information we collect directly from you includes information required to communicate  with you, including your name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address and fax number, gender, education, occupation, employer name and address. And to identify who you are, including birth date and Social Security number. Additionally, we may also collect your approximate annual income, approximate net worth, approximate worth, and credit reports to assess your financial position.

When do we obtain information? You directly provide to us the majority of information we collect. You do this by completing the account application and related documentation, placing a trade, sending us an e-mail for questions or comment.

How do we use your personal information? Again, the trust of our clients is our most valued asset. Therefore, we use personal information only as appropriate to provide you quality service and security.

For example, PROFECTUS  FINANCIAL  may use the information  collected from you to verify your identity and contact information. We may also use this information to establish and set up your trading account, issue an account number  and  a  secure  password,  maintain  your  portfolio  and  trading  activity,  and  contact  you  with  account information. This information helps us improve our services to you, customize your browsing experience and inform you about additional products, services or promotions that may be of interest to you.

PROFECTUS   may also use demographic  information  provided  by others on our clients so that we can develop products and services for our clients.

Should  you  close  your  account  with  us,  PROFECTUS  FINANCIAL  will  retain  your  information  as needed  to comply with regulatory requirements.

What  information  does  PROFECTUS  FINANCIAL  share  with  affiliates,  alliances  and  partners? PROFECTUS  FINANCIAL  may  share  information  with  affiliates  if the  information  is required  to  provide  the product or service you have requested or to provide you the opportunity to participate in the products or services our affiliates  offer.  PROFECTUS   FINANCIAL   also  forges  partnerships   and  alliances,  which  may  include  joint marketing agreements, with other companies who offer high-quality products and services that might be of value to our clients. In order to ensure that these products and services meet your needs and are delivered in a manner that is useful and relevant, PROFECTUS FINANCIAL may share some information with partners, affiliates and alliances. This allows them to better understand the offers that are most relevant and useful. We may also compare our client lists with those of our partners and affiliates to ensure that they are not sending messages to you if you’ve elected not to be so notified. In our strategic relationships,  we will require that it be identified that an offer is being extended because of the relationship with us. The use of your personal information is limited to the purposes identified in our relationship with the partner or affiliate.

An affiliate is a company that we own or control or with which there is common ownership with us and our parent company. We may share with our affiliate’s information  about our transactions  and experiences  with you such as name, e-mail address, mailing address, date of birth, employment status, and general account and demographic information.  This  information  may  be  used  for  internal  reporting,  anticipating  margin  calls,  and  development strategies.  We do not share information  other than the types of transaction  and experience  information  described above with our affiliates.

Do we share the information collected with any other third parties? The cornerstone of our Privacy Statement is the commitment  to keep our clients’ personal information  confidential.  PROFECTUS  FINANCIAL  does not sell, license,  lease or otherwise  disclose  your personal  information  to any third party for any reason, except as noted earlier and as described below:

To help us improve our services to you, we may engage another business to help us to carry out certain internal functions such as account processing, fulfillment, client service, client satisfaction surveys or other data collection activities relevant to our business. We may also provide a party with client information from our database to help us to analyze and identify client needs and notify clients of product and service offerings. Use of the information shared is strictly limited to the performance of the task we request and for no other purpose.

All third parties with which we share personal information are required to protect personal information in a manner similar to the way we protect personal information. Examples of information shared are identifying information such as name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and information on account activity. If at any time you choose to purchase a product or service offered by another company, any personal information you share with that company will no longer be controlled under our Privacy Statement.

PROFECTUS  FINANCIAL  also  reserves  the right  to disclose  your  personal  information  to third  parties  where permitted by law or where required by law to regulatory, law enforcement or other government authorities. We may also disclose your information as necessary to credit reporting or collection agencies, or when necessary to protect our rights or property.

Does our Privacy  Statement  apply to the sites to which we link?  No. We are not responsible  for the privacy policies or the content of sites we link to and have no control of the use or protection of information provided by you or collected by those sites. Whenever you elect to link to a co-branded Web site or to a linked Web site, you may be asked to provide registration or other information. Please note that the information you are providing is going to a third party and you should familiarize yourself with the privacy policy provided by that third party.

What about “cookies” and other tracking devices? Cookies are small text files sent from the Web server to your computer. PROFECTUS  FINANCIAL  may maintain a website that contains cookies. Cookies also may be placed by third parties when you access their sites through linking from a Web site. We do not have access to these cookies or any information that these cookies may contain. Please contact the third-party site for more information on these cookies. Although we encourage third parties to adhere to appropriate privacy policies and standards, we are not responsible for the actions or policies of such parties.

To administer and improve the PROFECTUS  FINANCIAL Web site, we may use a third party to track and analyze usage and volume statistical information, including page requests, form requests, and click paths. All data collected for  this  purpose  is  owned  and  used  by  PROFECTUS  FINANCIAL.  The  third  party  may  use  cookies  to  track behavior and may set cookies on behalf of PROFECTUS FINANCIAL. These cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information.

Will  I be able  to review,  change  or correct  my  information?  Yes.  Personal  identifying  information  may  be reviewed, changed or corrected at any time. You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy and completeness of your personal and other information. At least once every 36 months we will send you a letter asking you to confirm the information we have on file. If you would like to review your personal information or if you believe that any of your information is incorrect, or if you have any questions regarding your personal information, or if you have any other questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy, simply contact our office.

How will I know if there are any changes to this Privacy Statement?

PROFECTUS  FINANCIAL  will provide  each  client  an annual  Privacy  Statement  that will include  all changes. Should you have any questions concerning our privacy policy, you may submit a written request for additional information to our Private Client Group located at 1055 West 7th St. Suite 3260 Los Angeles, CA 90017