Privacy policy

We understand that the privacy and security of your personal and account information is important to you, and we follow confidentiality standards that are designed to protect your personal information. The following information details how we use and protect your personal information. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully.

Notice of Changes. BSTX reserves the right to change or update this Privacy Policy for use of the Website at any time. Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to the Website. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the current Privacy Policy. If at any time you choose not to accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, you should not use this Website.

Information Collection. Users can visit the Website anonymously without providing any personal information. There are cases where users may be asked for personal information. In addition, personal information is requested if you voluntarily register to receive additional information about BSTX. Our voluntary registration requests personal information such as name, mailing address and/or email address. Registered Users have certain “opt-out” choices which are described in the Choice/Opt-Out section below.

1. We do not sell customer (current or former) information to third parties. Any information shared by us is done so to fulfill our legal and regulatory requirements or to provide you with the products and services you have requested. We require all third parties with whom we share your information to agree to keep it confidential.

We share selected information under certain conditions: (1) we share information as part of normal business operations and as part of normal custodial, legal and/or regulatory purposes required by our service partners, the Internal Revenue Service, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory and government entities; (2) we may share information with affiliates; (3) we may share limited demographic information with third parties who keep that information confidential to assist us with business and marketing analysis; (4) we may share “opt-out” email addresses with third parties who send communications to their own lists on our behalf in order that they may suppress the opt-out addresses; or (5) we may retain a service to contact opt-in customers on our behalf to perform satisfaction analysis.

1. BSTX shall exercise reasonable precautions to safeguard and secure all information provided by users in connection with accessing this Website. The Website has security measures in place that help to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Although we take proper measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information and because such information can be accessed through the Internet, no assurances can be provided to users that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.

2. A cookie is a piece of data stored on your computer. Usage of a cookie is not linked to any personal information while on our Website. Cookies are used for many reasons; we may use cookies as a part of the functioning of our Website, and in the event that you refuse to accept cookies, functioning may be impaired. We may also employ software to help us track a visitor’s progress in order to improve our Website and your experience.

Logged Files. The Website logs IP addresses and browser types for administration purposes. Such logs will be reviewed in order to improve the materials and content available on the Website.

Links to Third-Party Websites and Framing. For the user’s convenience, the Website provides links to other external websites. The listing of a link by BSTX should not be construed as a sponsorship, endorsement or approval of such websites, their content, or as an indication of the value of any claims, recommendations or other information contained therein. It is strongly advised that a qualified investment professional be consulted prior to engaging in any transactions. Users should be aware that the BSTX has no control over any linked website and is not responsible for the contents or privacy practices of any linked website or any link on a linked website. BSTX urges our users to be aware when they exit the Website and to carefully read the privacy policy of each website that collects user identifiable information. The Website Privacy Policy is applicable only to information collected by the Website.

Choice/Opt-Out. If you choose to update or delete personal information previously provided, BSTX will endeavor to correct, update or remove the personal information from our database. You can do this by contacting us at the contact points specified below.

If you prefer not to receive traditional mail or other off-line promotions from BSTX or from organizations with which BSTX has a direct or indirect business relationship, please email [email protected]. Please include your full name and mailing address.

To remove yourself from any BSTX email lists, please email [email protected]. To unsubscribe by postal mail, please write to Boston Security Token Exchange LLC, 101 Arch Street, Suite 1940, Boston, MA 02110. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Information for EU Users and Notice to Non-US Users. To collect and process personal information under EU Privacy Laws, BSTX must have a legal basis, in most cases the legal basis will be one of the following:

(a) To fulfil our contractual obligations to you;

(b) To comply with legal and/or regulatory obligations; and/or

(c) To meet out legitimate interests under the appropriate safeguards to protect your privacy interests, including:

    1. to understand how you use our services and to enable us to use this knowledge to improve our products and services and to develop new ones,
    2. to communicate with you about the products and services that you use or we offer
    3. to maintain our accounts and records, or
    4. to assess patterns of use.

Special Cases. BSTX reserves the right to disclose user information in special cases, when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other Website users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. We may also disclose personal information without notice to you in response to a subpoena, or when requested from a United States government regulatory body or law enforcement agency, when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or to respond to any emergency situation.