Privacy and Security Policy

FIRSTRADE is committed to protecting our clients' personal and financial information. In the course of providing you with FIRSTRADE's brokerage services, we need to collect and maintain certain nonpublic Personal Identifiable Information about you. Firstrade respects our clients' privacy concern and adhere to a strict confidentiality policy to protect your information. This Privacy and Security Policy describes what nonpublic Personal Identifiable Information we collect, what we do with it, and how we protect it.

What types of nonpublic Personal Identifiable Information about me does FIRSTRADE collect?
When you apply for or maintain an account with FIRSTRADE, we collect Personal Identifiable Information including the following types of information:

What types of nonpublic Personal Identifiable Information about me does FIRSTRADE disclose?
FIRSTRADE discloses nonpublic Personal Identifiable Information about you described above, primarily to provide you with the financial services you seek from us. We do not sell your personal information. We do not disclose nonpublic personal information about present or former clients, except as required or permitted by law.

How does FIRSTRADE use your Personal Identifiable Information?
We use your information to fulfill your requests for specific products and services like opening a brokerage account with us. We use your information to contact you regarding special offers, products and services that may be of your interest and also provide you with the best customer service experience at Firstrade.

Firstrade Securities, Inc uses third parties to gather End User's data from financial institutions. By using our service, you grant our third-party provider the right, power and authority to act on your behalf to access and transmit your personal and financial information from the relevant financial institution according to terms of our third-party provider's privacy policy.

How does FIRSTRADE protect the confidentiality and security of my nonpublic Personal Identifiable Information?
We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal standards to guard your nonpublic personal information. We protect your account information by placing it on the secure portion of our website. Our servers have been enabled with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to prevent unauthorized parties from viewing your nonpublic personal information that you provide or access during a secure session. In addition, we employ Entrust's digital certificate services to encrypt the information exchanged between you and Firstrade web servers.

Access to your nonpublic personal information is limited to those employees who have valid business reason to access your information. These employees such as customer service personnel access as needed to provide you with the best customer service experience. All Firstrade employees are trained on the importance of protecting our client's information and maintaining the confidentiality and security of your Personal Identifiable Information.

You can take steps to maximize your security online and to protect your confidential information. NEVER share your Password with anyone, and change it periodically. You can change your Login Password at any time in the My Settings section under the My Account tab. When accessing the FIRSTRADE website, you should always exit by using the "Logout" button or close your browser completely.

What should I know about "cookies"?
"Cookies" are elements of data that a website can send to your browser and store on your computer. Cookies can note that your browser was used to visit certain sites, pages, or advertisements on a certain date. Cookies cannot be used to obtain data from your hard drive, get your e-mail address or steal sensitive or personal information about you. FIRSTRADE uses cookies to enhance navigation and functionality of our website, to securely verify your identity, and to personalize aspects of your experience on our website. We also use cookies to let us know how visitors are using our website, so that we can improve our website and your experience on it. You do have control over cookies. Most browsers can be set to notify you when a cookie is being placed on your computer. You can also set most browsers to refuse to accept cookies, although this may affect your Internet experience. You can also erase cookies that are already on your computer. For more information on working with cookies, you should consult the User Manual, FAQ, or Help function of your specific browser and operating system software.

For answers to other questions regarding FIRSTRADE's Privacy Policy, please email or call 1-800-869-8800.