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Privacy Policy

This website is operated by Miami International Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries, including Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC, MIAX PEARL, LLC and MIAX Emerald, LLC (collectively, “MIAX”).  At MIAX we are committed to protecting the privacy of the persons who visit or use our website (the “Website”).  By submitting any information about you to this Website, you consent to the use of such information as set forth in this Privacy Statement.  Please therefore take the time to read the entire Privacy Statement carefully.

Collection of Information

In general, you can visit our Website without providing any personal information. However, you may be asked for personal information if you voluntarily register to receive additional information or services from MIAX. Our voluntary Email Sign-Up form requests user personal information such as name, email address and company name. You can sign up to receive email notifications by submitting your email address and can unsubscribe at any time.  We use a third party service provider for our email notification service and such service provider may not use, sell or otherwise share your personal information without our consent, which we do not provide to them.

Additionally, when you visit our Website, MIAX may automatically collect information about your computer, including the IP address.  See “Use of cookies and log files” below.

Uses of Information

We will use any personal information that is submitted by you to provide information and services to you for the purposes stated on the Website in accordance with this Privacy Statement.  

This Privacy Statement applies, however, only to the information collected through the Website.  It does not apply to the use of personal information collected through access to MIAX’s electronic trading platforms, whether provided through the Internet, electronically or by other means.  MIAX’s trading platforms are only accessible to MIAX members and to any other participants of the MIAX exchanges who have entered into definitive agreements with MIAX for such right of entry.  Further, such definitive agreements’ terms stipulate the rights of MIAX to use personal information collected by the MIAX exchanges from their members and participants and how such information will be collected and processed, not this Privacy Statement.

We may also anonymize your personal information and use it for other purposes, including for research and improvement of our Website or services. 

Security

We exercise reasonable precautions to secure information provided to us by users of our Website. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.  We retain any information provided to us for the length of time that we have a user or other relationship with you and for such period of time thereafter as we are required to by governing regulatory authorities, including the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

Access to and Disclosures of Information

Only MIAX authorized employees and service providers have access to your information. Access is limited to the purposes of providing information or services you have requested from us, including to facilitate your interaction with the Website and MIAX services and to identify you when you log into the Website to receive any services. We will not share your information with third parties other than with our service providers unless we are required to do so by law or as requested by a governing regulatory authority, or when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, your rights, the rights of others as required by applicable law and to maintain the integrity of our business operations in accordance with our policies.

We will share information with regulators, government authorities, and third parties where we believe it is necessary to comply with a court order, subpoena, or regulatory request. We may disclose information when such disclosures will protect our rights or will assist in the enforcement of our Terms of Use or will protect your security.  We also may disclose information to support the detection of, prevention of, or response to fraud or intellectual property infringement.

As we grow as a company, we might become involved in transactions with third parties where we or they acquire or buy other businesses or assets. Also, we may participate in the negotiation or completion of a merger or sale involving all or a portion of MIAX’s operations or exchanges, or a corporate reorganization or stock sale or other change in corporate control.  In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the shared or transferred business assets. We may share or transfer any information we have about you to a third party in such a transaction as an asset or for the purposes of such third parties carrying on our business in relation to the continued provision of our services to you as described in this Privacy Statement.

We may also share your information with our attorneys, banks, auditors and advisors to answer a governmental inquiry or requirement and/or to accomplish a contemplated transaction.

Links to Third-Party Websites

Our Website may provide links to other third-party websites. Neither MIAX nor its affiliated entities endorse any advice, goods or services offered by third-parties. We have not verified the privacy policies applicable to third-party websites, nor have we determined what actions such parties will take regarding the privacy of visitors. In no event shall MIAX or its affiliated entities be responsible for any third-party content, policies or actions. Except as required by applicable law, we will not provide any of your personal information to these third parties without your consent.  We encourage you to read the privacy statements of other linked third-party websites when you leave our Website. This Privacy Statement applies only to information collected by our Website.

Use of Cookies and Log Files

When you visit our Website, MIAX may automatically collect information about your computer, including the IP address. MIAX also may use cookies or other technology such as log files to gather anonymous information regarding usage of the Website to help MIAX improve its Website content, usability, security and functionality, as well as to assist MIAX in determining user-browsing patterns. This information may be combined with other information you provide to us. Visitors to the Website can set their browsers to (a) prompt before accepting a cookie; (b) accept cookies automatically; or (c) reject all cookies. If you choose not to accept cookies from the Website, you may not be able to access and use all or part of the Website.

Choice/Opt-Out

If you choose to correct, update or delete personal information previously provided, MIAX will endeavor to correct, update or remove the personal information in our database as soon as reasonably practicable.  Please note that MIAX may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping or other purposes as permitted or required by applicable law.  You may also choose to unsubscribe from any MIAX email lists.  You can make requests related to previously provided personal information or MIAX email lists by visiting MIAX Email Subscriptions.  You may contact the MIAX Trading Operations Help Desk at (609) 897-7302 or TradingOperations@miaxoptions.com should you have a question about making your subscription change request. 

Information for EU Users and Notice to Non-US Users

We must have a legal basis to use, collect and process personal information under EU Privacy Laws.  In most cases the legal bases for our processing, under EU law, will be one of the following:

(a)    to fulfil our contractual obligations to you;
(b)    to comply with our legal and/or regulatory obligations; and/or
(c)    to meet our legitimate interests under the appropriate safeguards to protect your privacy interests, including:

  • 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,
  • to communicate with you about the products and services that you use or we offer
  • to maintain our accounts and records, or
  • to assess patterns of use. 

We may obtain your consent to collect and use certain types of personal information when we are required to do so by law such as with respect to our use of cookies and tracking technologies. If we ask for your consent to process your personal information, you may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us in accordance with the instructions set forth under “Choice/Opt-Out” above.

We may also anonymize your personal information and use it for other purposes. For example, we may prepare aggregated reports about how users interact with the Website for market or other research or to improve our Website or services.

MIAX processes and stores personal information in the United States, which may not have the same level of data protection as your home country.  

Changes in this Privacy Statement

MIAX reserves the right to modify this Privacy Statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this Privacy Statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.

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