HWS respects each individual’s right to privacy. We value our relationship with you, and we take pride in maintaining loyalty and respecwith each individual client by providing you with security. The provisions of this notice apply to former customers as well as our current customers.
When you apply for our products, we may collect personal information about you for business purposes, such as evaluating your financial needs, processing your requests and transactions, informing you about products and services that may be of interest to you, and providing customer service.
Such information may include:
Application Information. Information you provide to us on applications and other forms, such as your name, address, birth date & income. Transaction Information. Information about your transactions with us and with our affiliates as well as information about our communications with you. Examples include your account balances, trading activity, your inquiries and our responses. Verification Information. Information necessary to verify your identity such as a passport or drivers license.
Sharing Information With Our Affiliates
We may share personal information described above with our affiliates for business purposes, such as servicing customer accounts and informing customersabout new products and services, and as permitted by applicable law. Our affiliates may include companies controlled or owned by us as well as companieswhich have an ownership interest in our company. The information we share with affiliates may include any of the information described above,such as your name, address and account information.
Sharing Information With Third Parties
HWS does not disclose your personal information to third parties, except as described in this Policy. Third party disclosures may include sharing such information with non-affiliated companies that perform support services for you, including those that provide professional, legal, or accounting advice to HWS. Non-affiliated companies that assist HWS in providing services to you are required to maintain the confidentiality of such information to the extent they receive it and to use your personal information only in the course of providing such services and only for the purposes that HWS dictates. We may also disclose your personal information to third parties to fulfill your instructions or pursuant to your express consent. We want you to know that HWS will not sell your personal information.
Hypothetical or simulated performance results have certain inherent limitations unlike actual performance record: simulated results do not represent actual trading. Also, since the trades have not actually been executed, the results may have under- or overcompensated of the impact, if any, of certain market factors, such aslack of liquidity. Simulated trading programs in general are also subject to the fact that they are designed with the benefit of hindsight. No presentation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those predicted or shown.