Privacy is important to CPT Markets UK (CPTUK) and our policy sets out how we manage the personal information we hold about customers.
Why do we collect personal information?
CPTUK’s business seeks to support and deliver its customers’ needs for a range of financial products and services, and to do this effectively it needs to collect and use certain personal information.
What kind of personal information do we ask for?
The type of personal information collected can include (but is not limited to) name, address, date of birth, contact details, income, assets and liabilities, account balances, trading statements, tax and financial statements and employment details.
Most information is obtained directly from customers of the firm and/or its’ principal through the customer application and acceptance processes, and from maintaining records of information provided in the course of ongoing customer service and administration.
CPTUK may also obtain information from other sources, and may ask for other information voluntarily from time to time (for example, through customer research or surveys or as required in regard to maintaining ongoing customer due-diligence) to help improve its services or consider the wider needs of customers or potential customers.
Where customers choose not to provide any information necessary to fulfill a request for a specific product or service, CPTUK may not be able to provide the requested product or service.
How do we use this information and who may we disclose it to?
Unless informed otherwise, personal information held is used for establishing and managing any business relationship and account(s), reviewing ongoing needs, enhancing customer service and products and or giving ongoing information or opportunities that CPTUK believes may be relevant and appropriate.
Depending on the product or service concerned and particular restrictions on sensitive information, this means that personal information may be disclosed to:
- Introducing brokers with whom CPTUK also has a mutual relationship (and who may be within or outside the European Economic Area)
- Credit providers, courts, tribunals, other regulatory authorities and legal agencies as required or authorised by law
- Credit reporting or reference agencies
- Anyone authorised by an individual, as specified by that individual or the contract
Generally, external organisations engaged and used by CPT Markets UK to handle or obtain personal information as its service provider are required to acknowledge the confidentiality of information and to undertake to respect an individual’s right to privacy and comply with the UK Data Protection Principles and CPTUK’s corporate policy.
Management of personal information
CPTUK educates and promotes to employees handling personal information to respect the confidentiality of customer information and the privacy of individuals. It regards breaches of privacy very seriously and may impose appropriate sanctions and penalties, including contractual dismissal.
How do we store personal information?
Safeguarding the privacy of information is important, whether interaction is personal, by phone, mail, over the internet or other electronic medium. Personal information is held in a combination of secure computer storage facilities and paper-based files and other records, with steps taken and maintained to protect such information from misuse, loss or unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
CPTUK may be required to maintain and hold records for a significant period of time, but when information is no longer needed it will safely and securely removed or destroyed.
How do we keep personal information accurate and up-to-date?
CPTUK endeavours to ensure that any personal information held is accurate and up-to-date. However, such information may change frequently e.g. change of address and other personal circumstances, and CPTUK seeks to be able to identify, accept and update customer information in a fair and efficient manner.
You have the right to check what personal information about you is held by us
Under UK Data Protection legislation, customers may have the right to obtain a copy of any personal information held and to inform CPTUK to correct any inaccuracies.
To submit a request, please write to the CPTUK Compliance Officer at our UK London office, verifying your identity and specifying your requirements. Please note that CPTUK may charge a fee to cover the cost of validating and processing an application and locating, retrieving, reviewing, copying and providing any material requested. CPTUK will acknowledge any request and endeavour to respond to it within 40 days of receipt of a valid application and any applicable fee.
What if you have a complaint?
Where CPTUK’s action or conduct is felt to breach the provisions of this privacy notice or the UK Data Protection Principles the individuals affected may make a complaint, and this will be acted upon fairly and promptly. To submit a complaint, please make direct contact with the CPTUK Compliance Officer in the first instance.
How to contact us
If you want to:
- Change your personal information
- Access your personal information
Email address: email@example.com
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What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of text stored on your computer when you visit a website.
They are not programs and cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses – instead cookies act more like a passport, which the site checks and updates whenever you visit.
- Verifying your identity for security purposes
- Determining the type of browser and settings you are using
- Allowing site owners and third-party advertisers to tailor content to your preferences
Our policy on cookies
CPT Markets UK (CPTUK) respects privacy at all times, and is committed to providing its website users with information and tools needed to properly manage the use of cookie technology.
There are three types of cookie employed on CPTUK’s website:
Essential cookies are necessary for the vital functions of CPTUK’s site and trading platform. If these are disabled, users won’t be able to access the platform or other important parts of the site.
Behavioural/analytical cookies help provide users with a better service. They can tailor site content to personal preferences and past behaviour, or remember saved settings.
Marketing cookies enable users to experience more relevant online content and see adverts which are aligned with their interests, as triggered and indicated by specific activity on CPTUK’s site. This type of cookie helps us understand the way the website is used so CPTUK can develop and provide a better service.
CPTUK also uses the data from such behavioural and analytical cookies to improve its site and provide more individually tailored content. These cookies make it easier for you to find the information and service functionality needed and allow CPTUK to adapt its site to suit user preferences. Some parts of the CPTUK website, particularly connected with the trading platform, require these essential cookies in order to function. If they are disabled users will be unable to use the associated trading platform and also some areas of the CPTUK website will not function correctly. In addition, some of the systems used to track web traffic and site usage are provided by third-party companies such as Google.
On their own desktop, laptop or tablet computer, the user can choose how to accept cookies by changing their browser settings. For information on how to manage cookies on a mobile phone, users will need to refer to any handset manual.
For more information you may wish to visit aboutcookies.org , which contains instructions on how to amend specific cookie settings for a wide variety of browsers. This includes details on how to delete existing cookies from a computer, as well as more general information about cookies.