Effective as of November 1, 2016

This Privacy Statement sets out our privacy policy and explains what we do with the personal information that we collect from you. Please read the following to understand our practices regarding personal information, and how they affect you as you use our features and services. This statement discloses the current privacy practices for our Web site. If we make any material changes to this policy, we’ll update this policy. If you have any concerns or questions regarding this policy, you should contact us at

The Information We Collect

Registration: When you create a ib-automated-trading account, you will be asked to provide us with a Nickname and e-mail address, which is used to identify you as a website visitor and/or your software license. You may (but are not required to do so) provide additional information such as your name, biographical info, profile picture, and website. Such information is used only to fill out your online profile so that other members can learn more about you.

Making a purchase: Orders placed with us for ib-automated-trading products will require additional personal information, including credit card information with billing address. This information will be processed by Paypal, Inc. They will collect your personal information, including your credit card number, billing information and telephone number, using Secure Socket Layers (SSL) encryption. This service provider will furnish your contact information to us. They will not share your credit card information with us, and will treat your personal information in accordance with its privacy policies. If you are located in a country outside of the United States, you consent to the transfer of your personal information outside of your jurisdiction.

Information we automatically track: While on our site, we automatically log certain information about how you are using our site. This information may include the URL that you just came from, your IP address and the pages you visit while on our site.

  • If your browser is setup to accept them, we also use a feature known as a “cookie”. Cookies contain bits of information that Websites transfer to your computer’s hard drive for record keeping purposes. Cookies can make the Web more useful by storing information about your preferences on a particular site, such as ours. At ib-automated-trading, session cookies are used to facilitate your navigation of our Web site.
  • Advertising networks that serve ads onto our site may also use cookies, but please note that we neither control, nor have access to, those cookies. These advertisers’ use of cookies are subject to their own privacy policies and not that of ib-automated-trading.

Most browsers are set up to accept cookies, but you can configure your browser to refuse cookies or to notify you when you’ve received one. If you reject cookies, though, you will not be able to use certain features of our site.

Where Your Information is Stored

The information outlined above is processed and stored in our servers located in the United States. By using our site, you consent to this transfer.

Our Use of this Information

To Contact You: Once you’ve established your ib-automated-trading account, we may use your information to contact you from time to time to support your software license.  If you did not purchase a license, your personal data will be deleted after 1 year. 

Information Sharing and Disclosure

ib-automated-trading does not give, rent, lend or sell individual information to any third party, except that we may furnish contact information to Fidelity Investments in order to inform U.S. members about related products and services that may be of interest to them. Furthermore, we will not disclose any information about individual users, except as described herein.

Discussion Board: On our Discussion Board, you are publicly identified by your user or screen name. If you choose your full name as your username, you have voluntarily disclosed that information to the ib-automated-trading community. Similarly, any information you provide in your public profile is for public consumption. The same is true for any personally identifiable information (such as an e-mail address) you include in any discussion board posts.

Current or Prospective Advertisers: We only provide aggregate, non-identifiable information to our current and prospective advertisers.

Third Party Service Providers: We may employ the services of third party providers to aid us in certain aspects of our operations (such as the distribution of e-mail updates or conducting support for us). Depending on the services performed, some of these providers may be provided with user information. These contractors would be subject to confidentiality agreements which limit their use and disclosure of all information they obtain through their relationship with ib-automated-trading, consistent with this policy.

Legal Requests: We may disclose your personally identifiable information to protect the rights and property of ib-automated-trading as well as to comply with any applicable law or valid legal process. This includes, but is not limited to requests by government agencies. We will disclose any information we have in our possession to law enforcement or government officials in response to an inquiry or investigation or if in our sole discretion we believe it is necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation or activity that is or may be illegal or may expose us or you to legal liability.

Script Privacy: We recognize that many users want to maintain an edge by keeping their trading strategies and scripts private. It is our general policy not to access private scripts, except in the event that a script creates functional difficulties. We may monitor scripts to maintain functionality of our site and if a Strategy interferes with site operations, or otherwise conflicts with product functionality, the offending Strategy will be taken down and a notice sent to the script’s owner. We do not make the content of any private Strategy available to third parties.

Children’s Privacy: Our site is not directed at children under the age of 13.  We operate our site in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and will not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13.

Deactivating Your Account or Editing Your Information: If you want to correct or change information in your profile, please go to and log in. You will either be able to make your changes online, or we will give you instructions.