Protecting the privacy and safeguarding the personal and financial information of our clients and website visitors is one of our highest priorities. The following Privacy Statement explains how Kazan collects and protects your personal information. References to “Kazan” in this Privacy Statement include all Kazan companies and divisions.
By using Kazan’s services or visiting our websites, you give your consent to the collection and use of personal information by Kazan as explained in this Privacy Statement.
Collection of personal information
We collect your personal information directly from you and indirectly as a result of your relationship with us. Kazan may use the information collected from you to verify your identity and contact information, establish your trading account, issue you an account number and a secure password, maintain your account activity, and contact you with account information, among other reasons. This information also helps us improve our services, customize your browsing experience, and inform you about additional products, services, or promotions that may be of interest to you.
You directly provide us with the majority of information we collect. This information includes your contact details, such as name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address, as well as personal identification data we are required by law to collect, such as your passport number and/or tax identification number. We may also collect information required by law to assess your trading experience and risk tolerance, including your annual income, net worth, and available risk capital. When you open an account, we may collect demographic information, including gender, birth date, occupation, and employment status.
You provide us with this information by completing the account application and related documentation, sending us an email, or submitting information in response to a promotion or special offer.
The information we collect indirectly from you includes your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, operating system, Internet service provider (ISP), time stamps, and transaction history.
If you choose to close your account with us, Kazan will retain your information, but only use it to comply with regulatory requirements and periodically contact you to offer you the opportunity to reactivate your account or participate in other offers.
You have the option to block cookies in your web browser settings. By allowing cookies when visiting our website, you consent to their use as described above. However, please note that blocking cookies may affect the functionality of certain features on our site.
Sharing Personal Information
We prioritize the protection of your personal information and do not sell, license, lease, or disclose it to any affiliate or third party, except as described below.
We may share information with our affiliates if it is necessary to provide the requested product or service, or to offer you opportunities from our affiliates.
To improve our services, we may engage third-party businesses to assist with internal functions such as account processing, client service, and market research. We may also share client information with non-affiliated third parties to analyze client needs or deliver relevant products and services.
When sharing your information with non-affiliated third parties, we require them to maintain confidentiality and use the information solely for the intended purpose. We also ensure that these parties have appropriate data security procedures in place.
In compliance with legal requirements, we may disclose your personal information to regulatory authorities, law enforcement, or other government entities. We may also share your information with credit reporting agencies or collection agencies, or when necessary to protect our rights or property.
By using our services, you agree to the terms and practices outlined in this Privacy Statement.
The Security of Your Personal Information
At Kazan, we prioritize the security of your personal, financial, and trading information. We employ robust security software, systems, and procedures to ensure a safe and secure trading environment.
When you open an account with us, you receive a unique account number, User ID, and password. Access to this information is limited to a select number of Kazan employees who require it for their roles. It is crucial that you maintain the confidentiality of your account number, User ID, and password. We strongly advise against sharing this information with anyone.
Our websites and online account applications utilize advanced encryption technology to secure the information transmitted to and from you. We use certificate authority (CA) certificates to authenticate our websites and secure trading and customer-facing applications, providing you with the assurance that you are connected to our legitimate platforms.
Changes to This Privacy Statement and Opting Out
In the event that Kazan makes significant changes to this Privacy Statement, the updated version will be promptly posted on our websites. By opening an account with us, you are considered to have agreed to accept the revised Privacy Statement as actual notice, delivered electronically through our website.
If you wish to opt out of certain aspects, such as the sharing of your personal information with non-affiliated third parties, you can inform us by contacting the designated contact information provided below. It’s important to note that for joint accounts, an opt-out election made by one account owner applies to all account owners associated with that joint account. Opt-out requests must be made for each individual account you hold with Kazan.
Any disputes regarding our Privacy Statement are subject to this notice and the terms outlined in the Kazan Customer Agreement. If you have any questions that are not addressed in this Privacy Statement, please reach out to one of our Client Services representatives.