Online Trading Academy Privacy Policy

December 19th, 2019

For EU countries, please review our EU privacy notice.

Online Trading Academy and OTA Franchise Corporation (collectively referred to as “Online Trading Academy”) understands that you care about how we collect, use, and share information.  This Privacy applies to Online Trading Academy and our websites, mobile applications, social media sites and handles, and emails we send, as well as the information we collect when you interact with us through social media, email, and other online services (collectively our “Services”).  This Privacy Policy explains:

We also include specific disclosures for residents of California.

This applies anywhere it is linked by us. It does not apply to non-Online Trading Academy websites and mobile applications that may link to the Services or be linked to or from the Services; please review the privacy policies on those websites and applications directly to understand their privacy practices.

Information We Collect

Information you give us: Some of the Services may include features or services that permit you to enter contact information and other information about you. We collect and store any information you enter on our Services. This includes:

Information We Collect Automatically: When you interact with the Services, certain information about your use of our Services is automatically collected. Much of this information is collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies, as well as through your web browser or device.  This includes:

Please see below for more information about how our automatic collection of information works.

Additional Information About Our Use of Tracking Technologies and Interest-Based Advertising

Online Trading Academy relies on partners to provide many features of our sites and services using data about your use of Online Trading Academy and other sites. We use cookies for the following purposes:

Below is a list of these partners with links to more information about their use of your data and how to exercise your options regarding tracking.

Category Partner Further Information
Advertising DoubleClick Floodlight How Google uses information for advertising
Advertising Google AdWords Conversion
Advertising TradeDesk TradeDesk privacy Policy
Advertising Tapad Tapad Privacy Policy
Advertising Yahoo DOT Tag Information on Yahoo DOT Tag
Advertising Facebook Custom Audience About Custom Audience
Analytics Google Analytics How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services
Analytics Dynamic Yield Dynamic Yield Privacy Policy
Analytics Crazy Egg Crazy Egg Privacy Policy
Advertising Kenshoo Kenshoo Privacy Policy
Social Media Facebook Connect Facebook Privacy Policy
Advertising InvestingChannel.com InvestingChannel Privacy Policy
Advertising Evolution Media Group (EMG) Evolution Media Group
Advertising Investopedia Investopedia Privacy Policy
Advertising Havas Havas

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can usually modify your browser setting to disable or reject cookies. If you delete your cookies or if you set your browser to decline cookies, some features of the Services may not be available, work, or work as designed. You may also be able to opt out of or block tracking by interacting directly with the third-parties who conduct tracking through our Services.

You can learn more about ad serving companies and the options available to limit their collection and use of your information by visiting the websites for the Network Advertising Initiative, the Digital Advertising Alliance, and the European Interactive Digital Advertising Initiative. Similarly, you can learn about your options to opt-out of mobile app tracking by certain advertising networks through your device settings and by resetting the advertiser ID on your Apple or Android device.

Please note that opting-out of advertising networks services does not mean that you will not receive advertising while using our Services or on other websites, nor will it prevent the receipt of interest-based advertising from third parties that do not participate in these programs. It will, however, exclude you from interest-based advertising conducted through participating networks, as provided by their policies and choice mechanisms.  If you delete your cookies, you may also delete your opt-out preferences.

How We Use and Protect Your Information

We may use the information we collect from you for the following purposes:

How We Secure the Information We Collect From or About You

We use a combination of physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to protect the information we collect through the Services.  While we use these precautions to safeguard your information, we cannot guarantee the security of the networks, systems, servers, devices, and databases we operate or that are operated on our behalf.

Our Sharing of Your Information

Additional Information About our Data Collection and Sharing Practices

Sharing of Aggregated Data: We may analyze aggregated, de-identified data and share these analyses at our discretion, including with marketing agencies, media agencies and analytics providers. These third parties will not be able to relate this data to identifiable individuals.

Combination of Information: We may combine information from the Services together and with other information we obtain from our business records.

Personal Data Collected From You About Others: If you decide to invite others to the Site, we will collect your and the other person’s names, e-mail addresses, and/or phone numbers in order to send an e-mail or text message and follow up with the other person. You hereby agree that you will obtain the other person’s consent to this before giving us their personal data. You hereby agree not to send us the contact details of any legal minor. We will inform any other person you invite that you gave us his or her details in the invitation e-mail.

Change of Ownership or Corporate Organization:We may transfer to another entity or its affiliates or service providers some or all information about you in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, acquisition, sale of assets or any line of business, change in ownership control, or financing transaction. We cannot promise that an acquiring party or the merged entity will have the same privacy practices or treat your information the same as described in this Policy.

Cross-border Transfer of Data: If you use our Services outside of the United States, you understand that we may collect, process, and store your personal information in the United States and other countries.  The laws in the U.S. regarding personal information may be different from the laws of your state or country.  Any such transfers will comply with safeguards as required by relevant law.  By using the Services, you consent to the collection, international transfer, storage, and processing of your data.

Your Options and Rights

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email bulletin, or email us at privacy@tradingacademy.com and we will promptly remove you from all correspondence. You may opt-out of sharing by changing the settings on your account profile.

Your California Privacy Rights

Persons with disabilities may obtain this notice in alternative format upon request by contacting us at privacy@tradingacademy.com or calling (866) 939-4958.

California Shine the Light:  Residents of the State of California have the right to request information from us regarding other companies to whom the company has disclosed certain categories of information during the preceding year for the other companies’ direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please contact us at:
Online Trading Academy Corporate Headquarters
17780 Fitch
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92614
(866) 939-4958 or 011-949-608-7424
Email: privacy@tradingacademy.com

California Consumer Privacy Act:
The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) provides California residents with rights to receive certain disclosures regarding the collection, use, and sharing of “Personal Information,” as well as rights to know/access, delete, and limit sharing of Personal Information. The CCPA defines “Personal Information” to mean “information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household.” Certain information we collect may be exempt from the CCPA because it is considered public information (i.e., it is made available by a government entity) or covered by a specific federal privacy law, such as the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

To the extent that we collect Personal Information that is subject to the CCPA, that information, our practices, and your rights are described below.

    Right to Notice at Collection Regarding the Categories of Personal Information Collected

    You have the right to receive notice of the categories of Personal Information we collect, and the purposes for which those categories of Personal Information will be used. This notice should be provided at or before the time of collection.  The categories we use to describe the information are those enumerated in the CCPA.

    • Personal Identifiers:
      • We collect your name, phone number, and email address and contact address when you create an account or complete a transaction. If you choose to create an account, you will also be asked to create a username, and we will assign one or more unique identifiers to your profile.
      • You provide us with payment information, which may be your credit card number or a bank account (if you pay by check), when you complete a transaction.
      • You have the option to store this information to your account or set up a recurring transaction.
      • We do not collect your Social Security number, Driver’s License number, or Passport number.
      • We do not collect any medical information or health information about you.
      • We collect your IP address automatically when you use our Services.
      • We collect your Device ID automatically when you use our services.
      • We also collect information about your spouse and/or partner.
    • Protected Classifications: We do not collect your gender, racial or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.
    • Commercial Information: When you engage in transactions with us, we create records of goods or services purchased or considered, or purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.
    • Biometric Information: We do not collect information about your physiological, biological, or behavioral characteristics.
    • Internet or Other Electronic Network Activity Information: We collect information about your browsing history, search history, information regarding your interaction with websites, and applications or advertisements automatically when you utilize our Services.
    • Geolocation Data: We do not collect your precise location (e.g., your GPS coordinates).
    • Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information: If you contact us via phone, we may record the call. We will notify you if a call is being recorded at the beginning of the call. We collect your image, voice print and olfactory similar information if you are recorded in a classroom setting during one of our trainings or educational courses.
    • Professional or employment-related information: We collect information about your current employer and your employment history if you are a job applicant. A copy of our employee privacy notice will be made available to you during the application process.
    • Education information: We collect information about the institutions you have attended and the level of education you have attained. If you are a job applicant, a copy of our employee privacy notice will be made available to you during the application process.
    • Inferences drawn to create a profile about a consumer reflecting the consumer’s preferences or characteristics: We may analyze your actual preferences through a series of computer processes. On some occasions, we may add our observations to your internal profile.

    We may use any of the categories of information listed above for other business or operational purposes compatible with the context in which the Personal Information was collected.

    We may share any of the above-listed information with Service Providers, which are companies that we engage for business purposes to conduct activities on our behalf.  Service Providers are restricted from using Personal Information for any purpose that is not related to our engagement. The categories of Service Providers with whom we share information and the services they provide are described in this Privacy Policy.

    We also sell some information to third parties.  To opt out of the sale of your information visit our Do Not Sell My Information page.

    Right to Know About Personal Information Collected, Disclosed, or Sold.

    You have the right to request that we disclose to you the Personal Information we collect, use, disclosure, or sell.  In order to process your request to know/access your Personal Information or delete your Personal Information we may ask you to take additional steps to verify your request or identity.

    Verification Procedures

    In order to process your request to know about or delete personal information we collect, disclose, or sell, we must verify your request.  We do this by:

    • Providing personal identifiers we can match against information we may have collected from you previously; and
    • Asking you to confirm your request using the email or telephone account stated in the request; and

    If you have authorized someone else to make requests on your behalf, we may require that you provide notarized statements confirming the identity and authority of that person.

    Right to Know/Access Information

    You have the right to request access to Personal Information collected about you and information regarding the source of that information, the purposes for which we collect it, and the third parties and service providers with whom we share it. To protect our customers’ Personal Information, we are required to verify your identify before we can act on your request.

    Right to Request Deletion of Information

    You have the right to request in certain circumstances that we delete any Personal Information that we have collected directly from you. To protect our customers’ Personal Information, we are required to verify your identify before we can act on your request. We may have a reason under the law why we do not have to comply with your request, or why we may comply with it in a more limited way than you anticipated. If we do, we will explain that to you in our response.

    Right to Information Regarding Participation in Data Sharing for Financial Incentives

    You have the right to be free from discrimination based on your exercise of your CCPA rights. We may run promotions from time to time whereby we incentivize a consumer to share certain pieces of information with us; for example, we may offer a one-time discount if consumers sign up for our email marketing list. Participation in these incentives is voluntary, and you may opt out of the data sharing at any time.

    Right to Opt Out of Sale of Personal Information to Third Parties

    We also sell some personal information to third parties.  A company may be considered a third party either because the purpose of sharing is not an enumerated business purpose under California law, or because our contract does not restrict them from using Personal Information for other purposes.

    We sell the following information to third parties:

    • Personal Identifiers:
      • We provide your contact information to directory services providers and public safety authorities.
      • We provide your IP address and Device ID to our advertising partners, Corporate Affiliates, and business partners.
      • All personal information may be shared with our Corporate Affiliates.

    We may also disclose information to other external parties who are not listed here when required by law or to protect our Company or other persons, as described in our Privacy Policy.

    You have the right to opt out of any sale of your personal information to third parties. To exercise this right, please visit our “Do Not Sell My Information” webpage or call us at (866) 939-4958.

    Please note that your right to opt out does not apply to our sharing of personal information with service providers, who are parties we engage to perform a function on our behalf and are contractually obligated to use the personal information only for that function.

    We may also disclose information to other entities who are not listed here when required by law or to protect our Company or other persons, as described in our Privacy Policy.

    How to Submit a Request

    You may submit a request to exercise your rights through one of two means:

    • By filling out a Consumer Data Request Form available here.
    • By calling us at (866) 939-4958 or 011-949-608-7424.


    Authorized Agent

    • You may authorize another individual or a business registered with the California Secretary of State, called an authorized agent, to make requests on your behalf.  We require that you and the individual complete notarized affidavits in order to verify the identity of the authorized agent and confirm that you have authorized them to act on your behalf.  Parents of minor children may submit a birth of the child certificate in lieu of an affidavit, in order to make requests on the child’s behalf.   Please see our notarized statements here.

Special Information for Nevada Residents

Residents of the State of Nevada have the right to opt out of the sale of certain pieces of their information to third parties who will sell or license their information to others. At this time, Online Trading Academy does not engage in such sales. If you are a Nevada resident and would like more information about our data sharing practices, please email privacy@tradingacademy.com.

Information for Individuals Located in the EU and Switzerland

We process personal data on the following legal bases: (1) with your consent; (2) as necessary to perform our agreement to provide Services; and (3) as necessary for our legitimate interests in providing the Services where those interests do not override your fundamental rights and freedom related to data privacy. Personal information we collect may be transferred to, and stored and processed in, the United States or any other country in which we or our affiliates or subcontractors maintain facilities, as described above.

Users that reside in the EEA or Switzerland have the right to lodge a complaint about our data collection and processing actions with the supervisory authority concerned. Contact details for data protection authorities are available here.

If you are a resident of the EEA or Switzerland, you are entitled to certain rights. Please note: In order to verify your identity, we may require you to provide us with personal information prior to accessing any records containing information about you. These rights include the ability:

To submit a request to exercise your rights, please contact us at privacy@tradingacademy.com. We may have a reason under the law why we do not have to respond to your request, or respond to it in a more limited way than you anticipated. If we do, we will explain that to you in our response.

Changes to This Policy

We may make changes to this Policy from time to time. We will post any changes, and such changes will become effective when they are posted. Your continued use of our Services following the posting of any changes will mean you accept those changes.

For questions about our privacy practices, contact us at:

Online Trading Academy Corporate Headquarters
17780 Fitch
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92614
(866) 939-4958 or 011-949-608-7424
Email: privacy@tradingacademy.com