DST Market Services Online Privacy Policy

DST Market Services, LLC. Online Privacy Policy

DST Market Services, LLC (we or DST Market Services) and your broker-dealer have entered into an agreement in which DST Market Services provides clearing, settlement and other related services for your brokerage account. Protecting and safeguarding the confidentiality of your nonpublic personal information is of the highest importance to us and your broker-dealer.

Online Privacy Statement: This Online Privacy Statement applies to the personal information that we collect from or about you via the DST Market Services website or any other website that we make available to you. The website may contain links to other websites, and this Online Privacy Statement does not apply to those websites. If you navigate to any other website via the links, we recommend that you review their posted privacy policies. Additionally, the following policies and practices apply when you are online.

How we protect your personal information: To protect your nonpublic personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures that comply with federal law. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings. We utilize firewalls, encryption techniques, and authentication procedures, among others, to protect accounts and systems from unauthorized access. Our data security policies restrict access to only authorized persons. DST Market Services trains and educates our associates in the handling and safeguarding of personal information in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Associates who violate these policies are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

How and Why We Obtain Information: To facilitate the servicing of your account, DST Market Services may receive non-public personal information about you from your broker-dealer or from any of the following sources:

  • Your brokerage applications or forms (including your name, address, Social Security number, birth date, assets, and income);
  • Activity in your account;
  • Information from consumer reporting agencies, including credit reporting companies, to assess your creditworthiness for margin products;
  • Information from other third-party data services to verify your identity;
  • Other sources, with your consent or with the consent of your broker-dealer (including, from other institutions if you transfer accounts and positions into or out of DST Market Services).

How and Why We Share Information: DST Market Services may share nonpublic personal information:

  • For our everyday business purposes such as to process your transactions, maintain your account(s), respond to court orders and legal investigations or to report to credit bureaus;
  • For our marketing purposes to offer our products and services to you; and
  • For our affiliates everyday business purposes about your transactions and experiences.
  • Our service providers and affiliates are obligated to keep the nonpublic personal information we share with them confidential and use it only to provide services specified by DST Market Services.

We do not share nonpublic personal information with our affiliates or non-affiliates to market to you.

Use of Cookies and Technology: DST Market Services may use cookies and similar technologies to support the operation of our websites. Cookies represent a small amount of data that a website sends to a web browser on the visitor’s computer. Our cookies help us to collect information about visitors to our websites. This website may collect information on what country you are accessing this website from; information on which pages within this website you visit; and certain technical information regarding your computer and operating systems, such as your Internet protocol address, domain name and system configurations and settings. We will not know who you are unless you tell us. Cookies are also used for security purposes and to personalize your experience while on our website. None will contain information that will enable anyone to contact you via telephone, e-mail, or any other means. You may block, refuse or delete cookies. Most browsers offer their own settings options to manage website cookies. If you refuse a cookie when on our website, or if you delete cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of our websites. You may not be able to sign in and access your online account, or we may not be able to recognize you, your device, or your online preferences.

Use of Passwords: If the website is password-protected, then once you submit your user identification and password, the website will recognize who you are and will collect all information that you submit, including all electronically submitted instructions (including all transaction information), and any information collected about you from this website may be associated with other identifying information that we have about you.

Mobile Applications: DST Market Services mobile applications (“apps”) allow you to access your accounts, trade securities, move money, and access third-party news and research using wireless or mobile devices. Our privacy practices apply to any personal information or other information that we may collect through the apps.

Protecting Children’s Privacy Online: DST Market Services websites are not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen (13). DST Market Services does not intentionally collect information on our websites from those we actually know are under the age of thirteen (13), and we request that these individuals do not provide personal information through the websites.

Accessing your Information: You may access and, if necessary, correct your account information through a variety of media offered by your broker-dealer and DST Market Services (example; trade confirmations, account statements or online services). Please contact your broker-dealer if you require any additional information on how to access and update any of your information.

DST Market Services is required to communicate its position as it pertains to the privacy of customer information. You are not required to contact your broker-dealer to benefit from these protections as they apply automatically to all customers who are individuals. We review our privacy policy annually. Our printed and online notices are then updated to reflect any changes.

Effective: Wednesday, May 07, 2014

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