Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

SGM-FX Limited (“SGM-FX”) (also “we” and “us”) is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy.

This policy explains the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be used, the control you have over your personal data and the procedures we have in place to protect it. It applies to any personal data which is collected and/or provided through (i) our SGM-FX websites, namely https://www.sgm-fx.com/ (the “Websites”) and (ii) orders placed with SGM-FX via telephone or email.

Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

By visiting our Websites or placing an order via e-mail or telephone you are accepting the practices described in this policy.  We take responsibility for the personal data we collect about you, and we aim to be transparent about how we handle it, and give you control over it.

 

Information We Collect From You

We will collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information you give us: This is the information that you give us by filling in forms on our Websites or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. It includes information you provide when you register to use our Websites, subscribe to our service or newsletters, search or interact with our Websites and when you report a problem with our Websites. The information you give us, may include your name, address, email address and phone number, the nature of the product or service you are interested in, transaction details, any details required to verify your identity (which may include photo ID such as a passport or driving licence) and your login and password to allow us to access the platform on your behalf.
  • Information we collect about you: We will monitor or record any telephone conversations between you and our staff.

 

Cookies

Our Websites use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Websites. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our sites, and also allows us to improve our sites. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them, see our Cookie policy at www.sgm-fx.com

 

We use information in the ways set out below

The legal basis for our use of your personal data will be that this information is required for one or more of the legitimate interests described in this policy, except where we require your consent to use your personal data for a specific purpose, as identified below.

 

Information you give to us

 We will use this information:

  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with information, products and services that you request from us, including newsletters or email notifications that you have requested;
  • To carry out checks on you, such as credit checks, identification verification checks and anti-money laundering checks, for the purposes of meeting our obligations under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 and any other applicable legislation, crime prevention, fraud prevention and credit risk reduction;
  • To enable you to participate in the interactive features of the site;
  • To deal with any queries, complaints or problems reported on the site;
  • To notify you about changes to our service; and
  • To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

We do not carry out any automated processing using your personal data.

 

Information we collect about you

We will use recordings of telephone conversations with our staff for authentication, security, dispute resolution, quality and training purposes only.

 

Information we receive from other sources

We will not combine the information you give to us and the information we collect about you with information received from other sources, other than:

  • Information received from a third party where there is a signed power of attorney in place; and
  • Information received from a third party who is providing funds to you for the purpose of a transaction with us.

We will only use this information for the purposes set out above and to carry out checks on the third parties for crime and fraud prevention purposes.

 

Choice

In most cases, you are not obliged to provide any personal data to us, but if you have requested information or a service from us, we will not be able to provide it without certain information, such as your contact details. If you have ordered a service from us, it will be a statutory requirement for us to obtain, and a contractual requirement for you to provide, certain information so that we can verify your identity in order for us to meet our obligations under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 and any other applicable legislation, for the purposes of crime prevention, fraud prevention and credit risk reduction. You are obliged to provide this information in order for us to provide the service and if you fail to provide it, we will be unable to provide the service.

 

Storage

We will only keep your personal data for as long as we need to in order to fulfil the relevant purpose(s) it was collected for, as set out above in this privacy policy, and for as long as we are required to keep it by law. We will keep your name, address, contact details, any documents provided through your account and any electronic data relating to your trades and account activity for five years from the date which you close your account held with us for the purpose of complying with legal requirements.

 

Disclosure of your information

You acknowledge that we have the right to share your personal data with the following recipients to the extent permitted by applicable data protection law:

  • Any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries;
  • Selected third parties, including:
    • Our broker, in the event of any compliance queries;
    • The third parties which we use to carry out the checks that we need to carry out on you, such as identification verification and anti-money laundering checks; and
    • Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimization of our site.

We will disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we will disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;
  • If SGM-FX (or one of its subsidiaries) or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets; and
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or to protect the rights, property or safety of SGM-FX, our customers or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

 

International Data Transfers

Your personal data will not be transferred, or stored, outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) without your prior written consent.

 

Security

We maintain appropriate administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect your personal data against loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.

 

Rights

SGM-FX will be the data controller of your personal data. We have appointed Julie Neal, 41 Eastcheap, London, EC3M 1DT as our Company Data Protection Officer. You can contact our Company Data Protection Officer on +44 207 220 1740 or dpo@sgm-fx.com.

You have the following rights, which can be exercised by contacting us at dpo@sgm-fx.com.

The right:

  • To ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes;
  • To access personal information held about you and to obtain a copy of it;
  • To prevent any processing of personal data that is causing or is likely to cause unwarranted and substantial damage or distress to you or another individual;
  • To obtain without undue delay the rectification or completion of personal data which are inaccurate or incomplete;
  • To restrict or object to the processing of your personal data and to request its erasure under certain circumstances;
  • To receive your personal data, which you have provided to SGM-FX, in a structured, commonly-used and machine readable format and the right to transmit that data to another data controller without hindrance, or to have that personal data transmitted to another data controller, where technically feasible;
  • To be informed about any use of your personal data to make automated decisions about you, and to obtain meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of this processing; and
  • To lodge a complaint about the way in which your personal data is being used to a supervisory authority.

Where we rely on your consent to use your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time.

 

Changes to this Privacy Statement

Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email. Please check frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about any aspect of this policy or how SGM-FX handles your information please contact us at dpo@sgm-fx.com.