About BRK HOLDINGS
1.1 BRK HOLDINGS Ltd (“BRK HOLDINGS”) is a global broker registered by St Vincent and Granadinas. We help traders and Introducing Brokers achieve their business goals and personal ambitions. Our business is built on integrity and trust, offering an industry leading combination of dynamic products, competitive trading parameters and premium, one-onone service. It is BRK HOLDINGS’s mission to enable the personal ambitions and business goals of FOREX traders and IBs, through underpinning dynamic products with competitive trading parameters and a premium customer experience.
1.2 If you have any questions about this policy or how we collect and use personal information about you please contact us using the contact details below. We also have a dedicated Data Compliance Officer, who is responsible for data compliance issues.
Postal Address: BRK HOLDINGS Ltd Suite 305. Griffith Corporate Centre. Beachmont. Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Phone number: +44 7845 576291 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BRK HOLDINGS’s Commitment
2.1 BRK HOLDINGS is committed to protect the privacy of your personal and financial information obtained to enable us to provide you with a secure website for you transactions. This policy confirms details how BRK HOLDINGS manages the information provided to us by your or a third party in connection with our provision of services to you or which we collect from your use of our services via out website(s) and app(s).
BRK HOLDINGS will use your personal information in accordance with this Privacy and Security Policy and otherwise in accordance with United Kingdom data protection legislation(s).
2.2 Data protection law says that the personal information we hold about you must be:
Used lawfully, fairly and in a transparent way.
Collected only for valid purposes that we have clearlyexplained to you and
not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes.
Relevant to the purposes we have told you about and limited only to those purposes.
Accurate and kept up to date.
Kept only as long as necessary for the purposes we have told you about.
Reasons For Collecting Personal Information
3.1 BRK HOLDINGS collects certain personal information in order that it may meet the needs of its customers. By collecting certain personal information, BRK HOLDINGS is able to monitor and improve the services which it offers to its existing and potential customers.
3.2 BRK HOLDINGS will use this information for the following purposes:
Verifying your identity.
Assessing the appropriateness of the products and services we provide.
Establishing and maintaining your account.
Providing our services to you.
Improving our services.
Personal Information Collected From You
4.1 BRK HOLDINGS will collect and hold information about you when you complete an online application or other type of form or access and trade on your account through this website or another service we provide to you. The kind of personal information you give us may include (but is not limited to) name, address, date of birth, passport number, tax identification number, email address telephone number, employment and income information, credit/debit card information, transaction history and financial statements.
4.2 BRK HOLDINGS may derive information from your use of this website or another service we provide to you and may store this information with your personal profile. This information may include site areas visited, pages viewed, frequency and duration of visits, types of transactions conducted, documents downloaded and other websites which may have referred you or to which you link.
4.3 By opening an account with BRK HOLDINGS and by placing Orders and entering into Transactions, you acknowledge that you will be providing personal information (possibly including sensitive data) within the meaning of the Data Protection Act 1998 or the General Data Protection Regulation “GDPR” coming into force on 25 May 2018 or any other applicable laws and regulations to us, and you consent to the processing of that information by BRK HOLDINGS for the purposes of performing its obligations under this Agreement and administering the relationship between you and BRK HOLDINGS, including the disclosure of the information to Affiliates both within and outside the European Union and/or European Economic Area.
4.4 BRK HOLDINGS needs certain information to carry out an agreement with you and you must provide this in order to enter into an agreement with BRK HOLDINGS to provide you with products and service. If you do not, we may not be able to offer you any products or services. Mandatory information fields are generally set out in the application.
4.5 Other correspondence or interaction (for example by email, telephone, post, SMS or via our website) between you and BRK HOLDINGS, will include personal information (such as names and contact details) in that correspondence. This may include enquiries, reviews, follow-up comments or complaints lodged by or against you and disputes with you or your organisation.
4.6 BRK HOLDINGS may also collect details of phone numbers used to call our company and the date, time and duration of any calls. Please note that if we record your calls to or from BRK HOLDINGS, we will inform you of this.
Use of Personal Information
5.1 BRK HOLDINGS may keep and use such information to comply with any legal requirements or if it is necessary for our legitimate interest or for any one or more of the following purposes:
5.2 You consent to BRK HOLDINGS using your personal information for the above-stated purposes.
5.3 Where we use your personal information for marketing purposes to inform you about BRK HOLDINGS’s products and servich that might be of interest to you, you always have the right to ‘opt out’ of receiving such a communication.
5.4 You can exercise the right at any time by contacting us using the details provided at the start of this policy. If we send you any marketing emails, we will always provide an unsubscribe option to allow you to opt out of any further marketing emails. If you “opt-out” of our marketing materials you will be added to our ‘suppression list’ to ensure we do not accidentally send you further marketing. Where you unsubscribe from any postal marketing, you may initially still receive some content which has already been printed or sent, but we will remove you from any future campaigns. We may still need to contact you administrative or operational purposes, but we will make sure that those communications don’t include direct marketing.
5.5 If you are an existing customer or are acting as a business we use your contact details as necessary for our legitimate interests in marketing to you and maintaining a list of potential customers.
5.6 If you are not an existing customer, and are not acting as a business, we will only contact you for marketing purposes with your consent (whether we have collected your details directly from you, or through a third party).
5.7 BRK HOLDINGS will only use your personal information for the purposes for which it collected it as set out in this policy, unless BRK HOLDINGS reasonably considers a need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If BRK HOLDINGS needs to use your personal information for an unrelated purpose, BRK HOLDINGS will notify you and will explain the legal basis which allows to do so.
Disclosure and Sharing of Personal Information
6.1 BRK HOLDINGS does not sell, license or otherwise disclose your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes. We do use third party service providers to send out our marketing, but we only allow them to use that information on our instructions and where they have agreed to treat the information confidentially and to keep it secure. BRK HOLDINGS may be required to provide your personal information to the Financial Conduct Authority and other regulatory and government bodies from time to time in the UK and other countries.
BRK HOLDINGS may also disclose your personal information to:
6.2 In the event that BRK HOLDINGS is subject to negotiations for the sale of its business (whole or party of), or sold to a third party or under re-organisation, you agree that any of your personal information which we hold may be disclosed to such party or its advisors as part of any due diligence process for the purpose of analysing any proposed sale or re-organisation or transferred to that re-organised entity or third party and used for the same purposes as you have agreed to under this Agreement.
7.1 You are not required to provide any personal information requested by BRK HOLDINGS. However, without that information, BRK HOLDINGS may be unable to open an account for you, where the information is requested in an application form, or to provide you with any other services, information or assistance you have sought.
7.2 Data protection law gives you a number of rights when it comes to personal information we hold about you. The key rights are set out below. More information about your rights can be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:
Updating Your Information
8.1 You may inform BRK HOLDINGS at any time that your personal details have changed or that you wish BRK HOLDINGS to review, verify, correct or request erasure of your personal information,we hold about you, withdraw your consent to the processing or request that we transfer a copy of your personal information to another party, please contacts via email at compliance@BRK HOLDINGS.com.
8.2 BRK HOLDINGS will change or delete your personal information in accordance with your instructions, except to the extent that we are required to hold your personal information for regulatory or legal purposes, to provide you with the services you have requested or to maintain adequate business records.
Accessing Your Information
9.1 Under the UK data protection legislation, you have, subject to certain exceptions, the right to obtain copies of any personal information which BRK HOLDINGS holds about, the purposes for which they are being or are to be processed, and the recipients or classes of recipients to whom such information is or may be disclosed. You are entitled to inform BRK HOLDINGS of any inaccuracy in your personal information.
9.2 If you wish to access any personal information BRK HOLDINGS may hold or wish BRK HOLDINGS to correct any misinformation please notify us in writing using the address provided at the start of this policy. BRK HOLDINGS may charge a fee (details of which are available upon request) for providing access to the information to cover the cost of verifying the application and locating, retrieving, reviewing and copying any material requested.
9.3 BRK HOLDINGS may need to request specific information from you to help to understand the nature of yourrequest, to confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is another appropriate security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.
9.4 Please consider your request responsibly before submitting it. BRK HOLDINGS will respond to your request as soon as possible. Generally, this will be within one month from the date your request was received, if the request is going to take longer to deal with, BRK HOLDINGS will let you know.
9.5 If you make a written request to us, we will also correct, delete and/or block personal information from further processing if that information proves to be inaccurate.
9.6 Please note that pursuant to the Data Protection Act 1998 or the General Data Protection Regulation 670/2016 or any other applicable laws and regulations certain information may be exempt from disclosure or BRK HOLDINGS may be unable to disclose information you request.
Cookies and Website Information
10.2 We, or third party advertisers, may also use this information to serve adverts on you. Where those adverts are targeted, this may involve using website information and information we (or our third party advertisers) have obtained from third parties. This won’t include information such as your name or contact details. Where our adverts are displayed to you using your information, your information is used as necessary for our legitimate interests in marketing to you.
10.3 We keep this website information about you until the relevant cookie expires or is removed by you.
10.4 When cookies are used by us, they collect statistical and factual information about how you use our services. Most internet browsers are set up to accept cookies. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may be able to change the settings of your browser to refuse all cookies or to have your computer notify you each time a cookie is sent to it, and thereby give yourself the choice whether to accept it or not. However, this may impair the quality of the services that we provide to you in relation to your account.
11.1 This is information about you which you provide when you post content on BRK HOLDINGS’s website, social media and any other BRK HOLDINGS’s sites. This may include reviews, photographs, videos and other content.
11.2 We may display and publish this information on our platforms as part of our contract with you or as necessary for our legitimate interests in providing content to our users.
11.3 This information is kept for as long as you have an account with us and may be retained and displayed indefinitely after you close your account.
Information Collected At Our Premises
12.1 Visitor Information
BRK HOLDINGS collects information about visitors to our premises. BRK HOLDINGS may record information on your visit, including the date and time, who you are visiting, your name, employer, contact details and vehicle registration number. If you have an accident at our premises, this may include a record of your accident.
BRK HOLDINGS may operate CCTV at our premises which may record you and your activities. We display notices to make it clear what areas are subject to surveillance. We only release footage following a warrant or formal request from law enforcement, or as necessary in relation to disputes.
12.3 BRK HOLDINGS uses this information as necessary for our legitimate interests in administering your visit, ensuring site security and visitor safety, and administering parking.
Storage of Information
13.1 BRK HOLDINGS’s office headquarters are based in the United Kingdom with a main data centre located in the United Kingdom also. However, where required to perform our contract with you or for our wider business purposes, the information that we hold about you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the United Kingdom and the EU.
13.2 You acknowledge and agree that your personal information may be transferred within or outside the European Economic Area (EEA). You agree that we will be permitted, if so required, to furnish relevant information concerning or your Trading Account(s) to any person who we believe to be seeking a reference or credit reference in good faith. The information we share may affect your ability to obtain credit. Please note that BRK HOLDINGS only transfers personal information to organisations outside the EEA if BRK HOLDINGS has assessed the organisation as having appropriate controls and safeguards in place to protect your personal data.
13.3 Some countries or organisations outside of the UK and the EU which we may transfer your information to will have an “adequacy decision” in place, meaning the EU considers them to have an adequate data protection regime in place. These are set out on the European Commission website: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-transfers-outside-eu/adequacyprotection-personal-data-non-eu-countries_en. Data may be transferred to, stored and processed in countries which do not offer “adequate protection” for the purposes of Directives of the European Union for any purpose related to the operation of your Account. Such purposes include the processing of instructions and generation of confirmations, the operation of control systems; the operation of management information systems; the carrying out of such credit and identity checks as we may deem necessary or desirable; and allowing staff of any of our Affiliates who share responsibility for managing your relationship from other offices to view information about you. You agree that where it is necessary for the provision of these or other Services to you, we may transfer your information to persons who provide services to BRK HOLDINGS, including where those persons may be outside the EEA. You consent to BRK HOLDINGS’s processing and disclosing such information in accordance BRK HOLDINGS’s Privacy and Security Policy published on BRK HOLDINGS’s website(s), as may be updated from time to time.
13.4 If we transfer data to countries or organisations outside of the UK and the EU which the EU does not consider to have an adequate data protection regime in place, we will ensure that appropriate safeguards (for example, model clauses approved by the EU or a data protection authority) are put in place where required. To obtain more details of these safeguards, please contact us.
14.1 BRK HOLDINGS takes security very seriously and adopts industry and information security best practices to protect your personal information and ensure it is not accessed by unauthorised persons. Measures include encryption of data during transmission, strong authentication mechanisms and secure access to machines and data.
14.2 BRK HOLDINGS has put in place appropriate internal security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, BRK HOLDINGS limits access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal information on BRK HOLDINGS’s instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
14.3 BRK HOLDINGS has put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where necessary.
Retention of Information
15.1 General retention policy
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
Generally, BRK HOLDINGS will keep your information for a period of five (5) years. In some circumstances, it may be necessary to keep your information for longer than that in order to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
15.2 Legal Claims
Where BRK HOLDINGS considers there to be a risk to defend or bring legal claims, BRK HOLDINGS may retain your personal information as necessary for a legitimate interests in ensuring that BRK HOLDINGS can properly bring or defend legal claims. BRK HOLDINGS may also need to share this information with insurers or legal advisers. How long BRK HOLDINGS keeps this information for will depend on the nature of the claim and how long BRK HOLDINGS considers there to be a risk that we will need to defend or bring a claim.
15.3 In some circumstances BRK HOLDINGS may anonymise your personal information so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case BRK HOLDINGS may use such information without further notice to you.
16.1 Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By accessing this website or other service we provide to you, you consent to BRK HOLDINGS collecting, maintaining, using and disclosing personal information about you and provided by you or by another person as described above.
Amendments to Policy
17.1 BRK HOLDINGS may make changes to this Privacy and Security Policy from time to time for any reason and will notify you of such changes by posting an updated version of this policy on this website or where appropriate, by email.
17.2 You are responsible for regularly reviewing this Privacy and Security Policy and if you use this website or other service we provide to you after any changes are published, any such use shall constitute your agreement to those changes.