Privacy Statement

Version 3.0  - Effective July 02, 2015

Trading Advantage™ is committed to providing you with excellent service for all of our products and services. Because we respect your right to privacy, we have developed this Privacy Statement to inform you about our privacy practices for the entire TradingAdvantage.com site. Trading Advantage™ services may be hosted on partner sites on behalf of Trading Advantage™, and if this Trading Advantage Privacy Statement is listed on that site, then it will also apply.

In keeping with our high standards in protecting your personal information with our Privacy Program, this Privacy Statement will inform you of:

  • What personal information our site gathers about you
  • How we use and with whom we share the personal information we gather
  • Your ability to opt-out of future notifications
  • What security procedures we have in place to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, or alteration
  • How you can correct or update your personal information

Questions regarding this Privacy Statement should be directed to Support@TradingAdvantage.com. Please specify “Privacy Statement” in the subject line of your e-mail. You may also call us at (888) 755-3846.

Overview

Privacy is of great concern to most users of the Internet, and is a critical part of an enjoyable and satisfactory user experience. We at Trading Advantage™ are acutely aware of and sensitive to the privacy concerns of our subscribers and other visitors to our Web site. Whether you are a customer of our various products and services or a visitor to our site, we assure you that we do not collect personal information from you unless you provide it to us. You should be assured that we do not provide or sell personal information about our customers or site visitors to vendors that are not involved or affiliated with Trading Advantage or its products or services.

This Privacy Statement applies to the TradingAdvantage.com site. Many of our subsidiaries and affiliates maintain their own privacy policies that may be viewed on their Web sites. Trading Advantage™ has a “network” of Affiliates that offer services. We strive to provide our visitors and subscribers with the highest level of privacy possible, and therefore require that our Affiliates offer no less protection than that offered in this Privacy Statement. In addition, each of our Affiliates must meet the data protection requirements of their relevant national laws. Please note that our site contains links to other sites. Trading Advantage™ is not responsible for the privacy practices, privacy statements, or content regarding these other sites.

Privacy Policy Enforcement

If you feel that we are violating this Privacy Statement, please contact us at Support@TradingAdvantage.com. Please specify “Privacy Statement” in the subject line of your e-mail. You may also call us at (888) 755-3846. We will respond as promptly as possible.

Information We Gather from You

Personal Information

There are two ways in which you may explicitly and intentionally provide us with and consent to our collection of certain personal information:

  • Site Registration - for our free products and services – We use links throughout our site to provide you with the opportunity to contact us via e-mail to ask questions, request information and materials, register or sign up for news, reports, site access, guides or seminars, or provide comments and suggestions. You may also be offered the opportunity to have one of our representatives contact you personally to provide additional information about our products or services. To do so, we may request additional personal information from you, such as your name and telephone number, to help us satisfy your request. By providing us with your telephone number, whether it be a land line or a cellular number, you are specifically authorizing us to contact you by telephone at that number, regardless of whether you are listed on any state or national “Do Not Call” list.
  • Purchase - If you choose to enroll for one of our products or services, we will request certain information from you. Depending on the type of product or service that you request, you may be asked to provide different personal information. For certain products and services, we may require your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and credit card number. Other products and services may require different or supplemental information from you in order to apply. For a detailed listing of the type of personal information requested for our various products, please refer to the enrollment page for the particular product or service.

Under no circumstances do we collect any personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, health, or sex life.

Statistical Information About Your Visit

When you visit our site, our computers may automatically collect statistics about your visit. This information does not identify you personally, but rather identifies information about a visit to our site. We may monitor statistics such as how many people visit our site, the user’s IP address, which pages people visit, from which domains our visitors come and which browsers people use. We use these statistics about your visit for aggregation purposes only. These statistics are used to help us improve the performance of our Web site.

Use of Cookies

We only use “cookies” as described in this Section. A “cookie” is a piece of information that our Web site sends to your browser, which then stores this information on your system. If a cookie is used, our Web site will be able to “remember” information about you and your preferences either until you exit your current browser window (if the cookie is temporary) or until you disable or delete the cookie. Many users prefer to use cookies in order to help them navigate a Web site as seamlessly as possible. You should be aware that cookies contain no more information than you volunteer, and they are not able to “invade” your hard drive and return to the sender personal or other information from your computer.

Our uses of “cookies” are limited to the following specific situation. That situation is with respect to temporary cookies. There are two instances in which we use temporary cookies. First, if you are accessing our services through one of our online applications our Web server may automatically send your browser a temporary cookie, which is used to help your browser navigate our site. The only information contained in these temporary cookies is a direction value that lets our software determine which page to show when you hit the back button in your browser. This bit of information is erased when you close your current browser window. If you come to our site from one of our business partners, our Web server may also send your browser a temporary cookie that reflects an “origination code” for that business partner. We use this information for statistical and marketing purposes.

Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms and Forums

If you use a forum, bulletin board, chat room or other chat tool on this Web site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. Trading Advantage™ is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. You are also responsible for using these forums in a manner consistent with the Rules of Engagement or other terms and conditions set forth on the relevant forum site.

How We Use and With Whom We Share the Personal Information We Gather

We assure you that the personal information we gather from you is used by us only as explained below.

Sending you responses and updates

We generally respond to any e-mail questions, requests for product or service information, and other inquiries that we receive. We may also retain this correspondence to improve our products, services, and Web site, and for other disclosed purposes. Frequently we retain contact information so that we can send individuals updates or other important information about our services and products. Occasionally these updates or other important information may be sent out by third parties on our behalf. Please be assured that any third party who contacts you in this capacity has executed a confidentiality agreement with us that contains a provision ensuring the privacy and security of any transferred information and limits the third party’s use of the shared information to sending updates or providing services on our behalf. Our subsidiary and affiliated companies may also send you information about their services and products. In situations where you have supplied your information in connection with a question or request for information about a product or service offered by a Trading Advantage business partner, we may also send the information you have supplied to the Trading Advantage™ business partners that offer such products or services. Please be assured that these Trading Advantage™ business partners have agreed to ensure the privacy and security of any transferred information and may only use the shared information to send you information about products or services we have reviewed.

Facilitating the support, renewal, and purchase of our products and services

We may use the information you submit to contact you to discuss the support, renewal, and purchase of our products and services. We may provide our subsidiary and affiliated companies with your information so that they may send you information about their services and products. We may also provide the information you have submitted to us to a Trading Advantage™ subsidiary, business partner, or independent reseller (either within or outside the United States) so that the subsidiary, business partner, or independent reseller can contact you and facilitate the support, renewal, and purchase of Trading Advantage™ products and services. You may receive a communication directly from one of our subsidiaries, business partners, or independent resellers. Please be assured that any subsidiary, business partner, or independent reseller who contacts you for one of these purposes has agreed to use the information we supply only in accordance with a confidentiality agreement. To find out the names and locations of the subsidiaries, business partners, and/or independent resellers to whom we have provided your information, please contact us at the address given at the end of this Privacy Statement. When a Student joins, or enters an online signal classroom, the name of the person will be displayed. Along with a name, there may be a symbol that represents the level of education a student has obtained in the Trading Advantage programs.

Disclosure by Law and Protection of Trading Advantage™ and Others

If we are required by law to disclose certain information to local, state, federal, national or international government or law enforcement authorities, we will do so (for example, we may disclose the identity of purchasers of certain software products to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Export Administration, as required under the terms of our export licenses). We will also disclose information to third parties as necessary in order to comply with applicable laws and regulations. In addition, Trading Advantage™ may share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities or suspected fraud, or enforce or apply Trading Advantage™’s agreements.

Business Transitions

Circumstances may arise where, whether for strategic or other business reasons, Trading Advantage™ decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize businesses or business units in some countries. Such a transaction may involve the disclosure of personal information to prospective or actual purchasers, or the receipt of it from sellers. It is Trading Advantage™’s practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions.

Surveys

From time-to-time we may request information from customers via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use of and satisfaction with this Web site, and improving our customer service and product offerings.

Scams and Fraudulent Activity

Trading Advantage™ acknowledges the plethora of scams and fraudulent practices available on the internet and understands the difficulty in discerning the fake offers from the real. We have thousands of students spanning a decade’s worth of trading education that can attest to the validity of the trading education and information services we provide for them. We operate out of the Chicago Board of Trade Building and encourage you to make a visit to our offices to verify that we are in no way a company with any scams or fraudulent practices. Our Testimonials page also provides real student input on our education and information services to help the wary user assess our genuine services.

Your Ability to Opt-Out of Further Notifications

From time-to-time, we notify our subscribers of new products, announcements, upgrades and updates. If you would like to opt-out of being notified please use the unsubscribe option in our ICANN compliant emails, or please contact us at the address given at the end of this Privacy Statement.

If you receive a marketing communication from our subsidiaries, business partners or independent resellers, you should opt-out with that entity directly.

Our Security Procedures

We consider the protection of all personal information we receive from our Web site visitors and subscribers as critical to our corporate mission. Please be assured that we have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of any personal information we receive from you. As with any transmission over the Internet, however, there is always some element of risk involved in sending personal information. In order to try to minimize this risk, we encrypt all information that you submit in ordering one of our products or services using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

How You Can Update or Correct Your Personal Information

If you would like to update or correct any personal information in our records you may email us at Support@TradingAdvantage.com or call us at (888) 755-3846

Email this Page

If you use Trading Advantage™’s “Email this page” feature to send a copy of that page to someone else, your email address will appear as the sender of the email. Both your email address and the recipient’s email address will not be used for any other purpose.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

If a material change is made to this Privacy Statement and/or the way we use our customers’ personally identifiable information then, we will post prominent notice of the nature of such change on the first page of this Privacy Statement and also on our home page.

Contact Us:

By Phone:
Toll Free: (888) 755-3846
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By Address:
Trading Advantage™, Inc
111 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604

Terms of Use and Service

 

1.         COMMODITIES NOTICE

“PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS. HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS MAY HAVE MANY INHERENT LIMITATIONS, SOME OF WHICH ARE DESCRIBED BELOW. NO REPRESENTATION IS BEING MADE THAT ANY ACCOUNT WILL OR IS LIKELY TO ACHIEVE PROFITS OR LOSSES SIMILAR TO THOSE SHOWN. IN FACT, THERE ARE FREQUENTLY SHARP DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS AND THE ACTUAL RESULTS SUBSEQUENTLY ACHIEVED BY ANY PARTICULAR TRADING PROGRAM.”

“ONE OF THE LIMITATIONS OF HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS IS THAT THEY ARE GENERALLY PREPARED WITH THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT. IN ADDITION, HYPOTHETICAL TRADING DOES NOT INVOLVE FINANCIAL RISK, AND NO HYPOTHETICAL TRADING RECORD CAN COMPLETELY ACCOUNT FOR THE IMPACT OF FINANCIAL RISK IN ACTUAL TRADING. FOR EXAMPLE, THE ABILITY TO WITHSTAND LOSSES OR TO ADHERE TO A PARTICULAR TRADING PROGRAM IN SPITE OF TRADING LOSSES ARE MATERIAL POINTS WHICH CAN ALSO ADVERSELY AFFECT ACTUAL TRADING RESULTS. THERE ARE NUMEROUS OTHER FACTORS RELATED TO MARKETS IN GENERAL OR TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ANY SPECIFIC TRADING PROGRAM WHICH CANNOT BE FULLY ACCOUNTED FOR IN THE PREPARATION OF HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS AND ALL OF WHICH CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT ACTUAL TRADING RESULTS.”

RISK DISCLOSURE AND DISCLAIMER STATEMENT

The risk of loss in trading commodity futures contracts (commodities and futures) can be substantial. You should, therefore, carefully consider whether such trading is suitable for you in light of your circumstances and financial resources.

Commodities and futures trading have large potential risks, in addition to any potential rewards. You must be aware of the risks and be willing to accept them in order to invest in the futures or commodities markets. Do not trade with money you cannot afford to lose. This is neither a solicitation nor an offer to buy or sell commodity, futures or any other financial interests. The use or placement of any stop-loss or stop-limit orders may not limit your losses and you could lose more than your intended amount of money at risk. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to any discussed here. Past Performance of any trading system or methodology is not necessarily indicative of future results. Any and all systems, methodologies, patterns, statements, opinions, products, materials, services or webinar rooms are for informational, illustrative and educational purposes only and are not to be construed as specific advisory recommendations. We are not responsible for any trades that you may take or any losses that you may incur. Any trades that you may take are strictly taken at your own risk. You should consult your broker or financial advisor before placing any such trades.  Any testimonials are not indicative of future performance, profit or success and may not be representative or indicative of the experiences of others or of your own experience.

Furthermore, you should be aware of the following points:

(1) You may sustain a total loss of the funds that you deposit with your broker to establish or maintain a position in the commodity futures market, and you may incur losses beyond these amounts. If the market moves against your position, you may be called upon by your broker to deposit a substantial amount of additional margin funds, on short notice, in order to maintain your position. If you do not provide the required funds within the time required by your broker, your position may be liquidated at a loss, and you will be liable for any resulting deficit in your account.

(2) Under certain market conditions, you may find it difficult or impossible to liquidate a position. This can occur, for example, when the market reaches a daily price fluctuation limit (“limit move”).

(3) Placing contingent orders, such as “stop-loss” or “stop-limit” orders, will not necessarily limit your losses to the intended amounts, since market conditions on the exchange where the order is placed may make it impossible to execute such orders.

(4) All futures positions involve risk, and a “spread” position may not be less risky than an outright “long” or “short” position.

(5) The high degree of leverage (gearing) that is often obtainable in futures trading because of the small margin requirements can work against you as well as for you. Leverage (gearing) can lead to large losses as well as gains.

(6) You should consult your broker concerning the nature of the protections available to safeguard funds or property deposited for your account.

ALL OF THE POINTS NOTED ABOVE APPLY TO ALL FUTURES TRADING WHETHER FOREIGN OR DOMESTIC. IN ADDITION, IF YOU ARE CONTEMPLATING TRADING FOREIGN FUTURES OR OPTIONS CONTRACTS, YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL RISKS:

(7) Foreign futures transactions involve executing and clearing trades on a foreign exchange. This is the case even if the foreign exchange is formally “linked” to a domestic exchange, whereby a trade executed on one exchange liquidates or establishes a position on the other exchange. No domestic organization regulates the activities of a foreign exchange, including the execution, delivery, and clearing of transactions on such an exchange, and no domestic regulator has the power to compel enforcement of the rules of the foreign exchange or the laws of the foreign country. Moreover, such laws or regulations will vary depending on the foreign country in which the transaction occurs. For these reasons, customers who trade on foreign exchanges may not be afforded certain of the protections which apply to domestic transactions, including the right to use domestic alternative dispute resolution procedures. In particular, funds received from customers to margin foreign futures transactions may not be provided the same protections as funds received to margin futures transactions on domestic exchanges. Before you trade, you should familiarize yourself with the foreign rules which will apply to your particular transaction.

(8) Finally, you should be aware that the price of any foreign futures or option contract and, therefore, the potential profit and loss resulting therefrom, may be affected by any fluctuation in the foreign exchange rate between the time the order is placed and the foreign futures contract is liquidated or the foreign option contract is liquidated or exercised.

THIS BRIEF STATEMENT CANNOT, OF COURSE, DISCLOSE ALL THE RISKS AND OTHER ASPECTS OF THE COMMODITY MARKETS

2.         SECURITIES NOTICE

TA is not a broker/dealer or registered investment advisor under United States federal securities law or securities laws of other jurisdictions, and does not advise individuals as to the advisability of investing in, purchasing or selling securities or other financial products or services. Nothing contained in the service constitutes an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any security. TA does not endorse or recommend any particular financial products or services. Nothing contained in the service is intended to constitute professional advice, including but not limited to, investment or tax advice.

TA does not and will not provide any investment advice or recommendations with respect to any investment decision or strategy with respect to any of the securities or other financial products described on the Website. Furthermore, you acknowledge and agree that any investment in any of the securities or other financial products described on the Website will only be made pursuant to an agreement or other arrangement with the issuer of such securities or a firm licensed to offer financial products. You understand that any investment in such securities or other financial products involves risk of loss and you may lose some or all of or more than your investment and that you and your agents and advisors are solely responsible for determining the suitability of any investment. You understand that none of the information contained on the Website constitutes investment, financial, tax, legal or other advice, and that you should consult your own investment, financial, tax, legal or other advisors before investing in any of the securities described on the Website.