Personal Security & Privacy Information
We are committed to protecting your privacy while trading online.
The security and privacy of your personal and account information are important to OM Securities, LLC DBA tradeMONSTER. Here are some of the steps we take:
As a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), funds are available to meet customer claims up to a ceiling of $500,000, including a maximum of $250,000 for cash claims. For additional information regarding SIPC coverage, including a brochure, please contact SIPC at (202) 371-8300 or visit www.sipc.org. Our clearing firm has purchased an additional insurance policy through a group of London Underwriters (with Lloyd's of London Syndicates as the Lead Underwriter) to supplement SIPC protection. This additional insurance policy becomes available to customers in the event that SIPC limits are exhausted and provides protection for securities and cash up to an aggregate of $600 million. This is provided to pay amounts in addition to those returned in a SIPC liquidation. This additional insurance policy is limited to a combined return to any customer from a Trustee, SIPC and London Underwriters of $150 million, including cash of up to $2.15 million. Similar to SIPC protection, this additional insurance does not protect against a loss in the market value of securities.
Firewalls and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Technology
OM Securities LLC has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information which we control. When you submit personal information via the website, your information is encrypted online. We implemented safeguards to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Username and Password Security
To protect the security of your accounts, OM Securities LLC will not provide or confirm your password. If you forget your password, you can reset it online. Additionally, we provide you the ability to change both your user ID and password anytime.
Failed Login Attempts
To protect your account from unauthorized users, OM Securities LLC blocks access to your account after a set number of unsuccessful login attempts. To restore access to your account you must contact Customer Service. Once we determine that no unauthorized activity has occurred, your access may be restored.
Customized Automatic Logoff
To help ensure that you never leave your personal information unattended, our system automatically logs you off after a period of inactivity. The system allows you to set the time of your automated logoff.
Some good ideas you can do to protect your security:
- Review your account statement and information regularly.
- If you request printed account statements, be sure to keep them secure or shred them when you are finished reviewing them.
- Keep your account information safe, and be extremely careful if you choose to share this information.
- Don't use your social security number as a username or password.
- Avoid identity theft - Click here to visit the FTC's site on identity theft.
- Be aware of Internet Fraud - Click here to visit the US Department of Justice.
- Check your credit report regularly - A recent amendment to the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act requires each of the nationwide consumer reporting companies - Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion - to provide you with a free copy of your credit report, at your request, once every 12 months. Click here to get your free credit report.
- Never enter personal information into a website unless you are positive the site is legitimate. You can learn more about 'Phishing' by visiting the SEC's website.
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