At Interactive Brokers ("IB"), we understand that confidentiality and security of the personal information that you share with us is important. That is why we have developed specific policies and practices designed to protect the privacy of your personal information.
By opening an account with IB or by utilizing the products and services available through IB, you have consented to the collection and use of your personal information in accordance with the privacy notice set forth below. We encourage you to read this privacy notice carefully.
Types of personal information that we collect
In order to provide brokerage and other financial services and to comply with regulatory requirements, IB collects certain personal, nonpublic information from you. This includes information:
Limits on disclosure of your personal information
We do not disclose personal, nonpublic information to individuals or entities that are not affiliated with IB, except as provided by law. For example, among other reasons, we may disclose or report such information: where necessary to authorize, effect, administer or enforce transactions that you request or authorize; to maintain and administer your account; to provide you with account confirmations, statements and records; to maintain appropriate archival records; where we believe that disclosure is required by applicable law, rules or regulations; to cooperate with law enforcement, regulatory or self-regulatory organizations; in connection with resolving disputes arising from your transactions or services we provide to you; to enforce our customer and other agreements; to meet our obligations; or to protect our rights and property. As long as consistent with applicable securities laws and regulations, we may share anonymized account information or anonymized delayed-order information with third parties (and/or share such information among our affiliates) for the purpose of analysis, research, market data compilation, product creation, establishing order routing and execution relationships, or for any other lawful purpose.
We safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information in a number of ways. For example:
If you choose to subscribe to any of Interactive Brokers Investors' Marketplace suite of third-party services that are provided through the IB website, we may disclose such information to the service providers as necessary for them to provide the services that you have requested. IB requires these service providers to enter into confidentiality agreements with IB that limit their use of the information that they receive. Such agreements prohibit the service provider from using IB customer information that they receive other than to carry out the purposes for which the information was disclosed.
Collection and use of non-personal information
Through the use of "cookies" and similar tracking technologies, IB may collect and use certain non-personal information related to your use of our website, such as preferences and web browsing patterns. By providing IB with a better understanding of how you and others use IB's website and other web services, cookies enable IB to improve the navigation and functionality of its website and to present you with the most useful information and offers. We may share this information with third parties who serve ads on behalf of us and others on non-affiliated websites. IB may also permit other companies or their third-party ad servers to set cookies on your browser when you visit an IB website. IB does not sell information obtained from cookies to unaffiliated third parties. You may change the cookie settings through your web browser. Disabling cookies may affect the performance and functionality of the IB website and other websites.
If you have any questions about these policies, please contact IB Customer Service through the IB website at interactivebrokers.com/help.