An investment in futures contracts is speculative, involves a high degree of risk and is suitable only for persons who can assume the risk of loss in excess of their margin deposits. You should carefully consider whether futures trading is appropriate for you in light of your investment experience, trading objectives, financial resources, and other relevant circumstances. PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS.
Amarillo Brokerage Company (ABC), like all providers in the financial services industry, is now required by law to inform their customers of their policies regarding privacy of information. Amarillo Brokerage Company has always been committed to maintaining customer confidentiality. We appreciate this opportunity to clarify our privacy practices for you as a result of this new law.
Types of Nonpublic Personal Information We Collect
In providing you with financial services, or information about such services, ABC may collect the following types of Personal Information:
- Information we receive from your Futures Commission Merchants (FCM), Introducing Broker (if applicable) or from you on account applications, whether written or electronic, or on other forms (including on-line forms). This information would include your name, address, social security number, income, investment experience, and so forth.
- Information about your transactions with us, our affiliates, or others. This information could include your trading through the FCMs, our affiliates and others, your history of meeting margin calls, and your use of the various products and services that we and our affiliates provide.
- Information about your creditworthiness, credit history, and other information about you that we receive from consumer reporting agencies, our affiliates, your FCMs, Introducing Broker (if applicable), or providers of othe demographic information, such as your purchasing or investment preferences.
- Information about you obtained in connection with our efforts to protect against fraud or unauthorized use of your account(s) with us.
Parties to Whom We Disclose Information
For current and former clients, we do not disclose any nonpublic personal information obtained in the course of our business except as required or permitted by law. Required disclosures include, for instance, complying with subpoenas, and requests from governmental agencies and regulatory authorities. Permitted disclosures include, for instance, providing information to our employees, and in limited situations, to unrelated third parties who need to know that information to assist us in providing services to you. In all such situations, we stress the confidential nature of information being shared.
Protecting the Confidentiality and Security of Current and Former Clients' Information
We retain records relating to services that we provide so that we are better able to assist you with your professional needs and, in some cases, to comply with regulatory guidelines. In order to guard your nonpublic personal information, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards.