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  • The data controller of your personal data is Match-Trade Technologies LLC based in 2372 Morse Avenue, Irvine, California 92614, United States, company no. 5298324 (hereinafter the “Data Controller”).
  • The data controller has appointed a Data Protection Officer (Mr. Krzysztof Teofilski). You can contact the Data Protection Officer by e-mail: legal@match-trade.com.
  • Your personal data will be processed for the purpose of concluding and performing the agreement executed with the Data Controller as well as fulfilling the Data Controller’s obligations resulting from the applicable law, in particular obligations arising from the counteracting money laundering and terrorism financing regulations. Your personal data will also be processed in order to implement the legitimate interests of the Data Controller, such as making necessary settlements and pursuing claims arising from the executed agreement, security, counteracting fraud and direct marketing of the Data Controller.
  • Data processing for purposes other than the above may take place: (i) based on obtaining additional consent, (ii) based on applicable law, or (iii) when it is consistent with the purpose for which the personal data were originally collected (Article 6 Section 4 of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC, (hereinafter the “GDPR”).
  • The Data Controller nie sprzedaje Twoich danych do podmiotów trzecich.
  • Personal data that the Data Controller collects comes directly from you and are obtained via the website, the process of establishing a contractual relationship and during the duration of the contractual relationship in connection with the services provided (technological solutions provided, including through them).
  • Personal data collected via the website includes, in particular, name, surname, email, telephone number, country, company, IP address.
  • Personal data collected in connection with the services provided include in particular name, surname, email, telephone number, country, company, job position, PEP status, professional experience, education, date of birth, criminal record data, citizenship, financial data, trading data, ID number, date of issue and expiry date of the identity document, TIN, IP, geolocation.
  • The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is:
    • to the extent that data processing is necessary to perform the agreement and to take actions before its conclusion – Art. 6 Section 1 Letter b of the GDPR);
    • to the extent that data processing is necessary for the Data Controller to fulfill its legal obligations as an entity conducting virtual currency exchange and deposit services, in particular informing financial supervision authorities and financial information authorities about the services provided and transactions performed, verification and identification the Client’s identity and ongoing monitoring of economic relations – Art. 6 Section 1 Letter c of the GDPR;
    • to the extent that data processing is necessary to achieve the purposes arising from the legitimate interests of the Data Controller, such as making necessary settlements and pursuing claims arising from the concluded agreement, security, counteracting fraud or direct marketing of the Data Controller – Art. 6 Section 1 Letter f of the GDPR.
    • You have the right to access your personal data, the right to rectify and delete it, as well as the right to limit data processing. To the extent that processing is necessary to perform the agreement to which you are a party or to take action at your request before concluding it , you also have the right data transfer. If you believe that your data is processed contrary to legal requirements, you may lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
    • Providing personal data is voluntary, but necessary to conclude the agreement and use the Data Controller services. Failure to provide the personal data will result in refusal to conclude the agreement.
    • Your personal data may be transferred to the following categories of recipients: banks, payment institutions, virtual asset service providers, companies from the capital group to which the Data Controller belongs, postal operators, supervisory authorities, financial information authorities, , suppliers of tools and platform software used to handle transactions and financial operations performed in the course of the implementation of the agreement, as well as to send commercial information by electronic means of communication, legal advisors and entities providing servers and storing data.
    • In the case of transferring personal data to third countries, the Data Controller transfers them using mechanisms in accordance with applicable law, which include, among others EU Standard Contractual Clauses.
    • Your personal data will be stored for the duration of the agreement, as well as after its termination, for a period of 5 years, counting from the first day of the year following the year in which the economic relationship with the client ended or until the limitation period for claims arising from legal provisions expires. Data included in the results of assessments of economic relations will be processed for a period of 5 years, counting from the first day of the year following the year in which they were passed. The above data storage periods may be extended if required by the relevant supervisory authority. To the extent that data processing is based on the legitimate interest of the Data Controller, the personal data will be processed for the time necessary for its implementation (in particular until the limitation period for claims under applicable law), but no longer than until the objection is deemed justified by your particular situation, and if the legally justified interest is the Data Controller’s direct marketing – until you express your objection.
    • To the extent that personal data is processed for the Data Controller’s direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object to data processing, which does not require justification. If the processing is based on other legitimate interests of the Data Controller, exercising your right to object requires justification by your special situation.
    • You will not be subject to a decision that is based solely on automated processing, including profiling, and produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.

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    How to become a broker – Guide #1

    Establishing a forex brokerage business does not necessarily involve a complicated process of licensing and fighting against forex regulations. First, you should thoroughly understand the legal jurisdictions. Take your time to learn about the internal regulations and authorities in the area of your choice.  

    Find a trusted partner who will help you analyze each of available options. Starting a forex business doesn’t have to be complicated since you can always rely on industry experts. Consider not only where is it easiest to register a forex broker, but also how to develop your business and attract traders.

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    – UK, Australia, Malta, Cyprus, New Zealand (J2/J3) – you have to wait from six months to one year for the forex license to be granted. Although this area involves lower costs (licensing from $35,000) you have to provide much higher capital to further run the business and a local office. 

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    With a lower capital you should consider to set up a brokerage business on semi-regulated or unregulated forex jurisdictions. Take a look at Vanuatu, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands (J5). Registration itself costs about $30,000 but is subject to lesser regulations. Unfortunately, apart from Belize, an on-site office is required everywhere. The cons are that licensing takes only up to 3 months. The possibility to remotely open a bank account within the Baltic countries is also a big plus!

    Around 94.2% of Forex Brokers start without a license. You can become an unregulated fx broker in Saint Vincent, Grenadines, Nevis or Seychelles (J5). Registering a forex company will take a few weeks at most. Unluckily, it will be very difficult to set up a corporate bank account, while most banks don’t want to expose themselves to potential cooperation with fraudsters.

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