Privacy Statement



Your privacy is important to us and this privacy statement sets out how QFT Advise Ltd  collects, uses and protects any information you give us when you use If you give us any information by which you can be identified when using then we will use it only in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may change this privacy statement from time to time. When we do we will notify you of the changes by adding an “updated” icon next to the Privacy link on the front page of the site for 3 weeks from the date of the change. By continuing to use the site you agree to these changes.



Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a website. uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. In particular, cookies are used to keep a record of your preferences and to keep you logged in between visits if you so choose.  We also use temporary session cookies which enable a visitor’s browser to remember which pages on this website have already been visited.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but, if you wish, you can change the settings on your browser to refuse all cookies. However, you should note that disabling cookies may result in some parts of the site not working efficiently or in slower downloads.

Children under the age of 13 is not directed at children younger than 13 years of age and is offered to only to users who are 13 or older. Children below 13 may not register with We do not knowingly collect information from or about children below the age of 13. If we discover that we have collected personal information from a child below the age of 13 we will delete that information as soon as possible. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contat us at info

The site is primarily directed at an over 18 readership. If you are over 13 but under 18 you must obtain the consent of a parent or legal guardian before registering as a user of  Furthermore, you  ust obtain the consent of parent or legal guardian each time you wish to post a comment.



Persons aged between 13 and 18

Any person who registers as a user of represents that they are 18 years of age or older or if not that they are 13 or over and have obtained the necessary consent of a parent or legal guardian. cannot and is not required to verify the age of users of the site. hereby notifies you that by posting a comment about yourself you hereby undertake that you are over 18 or if not, that you are 13 or over and have obtained the consent of a parent or a legal guardian.


What we collect

We collect the following information:

Information which you supply on registration or as part of yyour profile;

Information which  you post on;

Information which you otherwise provide to us(for example by email or private message); and

Information relating to yor use of generally. This may include, for example, loginand logout times and polls you’ve voted on.

Technical details in connection with visits to this site are logged for statistical purposes. The technical details logged include:

The IP address of each visitor and the domain of the internet service provider;

The previous website address from which a visitor reached us, including any search terms used;

“Clickstream” data which shows the traffic of visitors around the example showing which stories have been read and which links have been clicked); and

The type of browser used by a visitor.

We also use outside providers for website statistics(eg Google Analytics). Please note that to provide statistics these outside provders use visitors’ IP addresses but do not have access to users’ names or email addresses.


Retention of Personal Information

Please note that any information that you provide will only be held for as long as necessary for the purpose for which it was provided.



External Providers

From  time to time we may partner with an external provider to provide other services, for example to carry out a survey. If any personal information is required you will be advised beforehand and you will be afforded an opportunity  to opt out.



What we do with the information we collect

We require this information for the operation of, to understand your needs and provide you with a better service. In particular, we may use or disclose your information for the following reasons:

We may use the information for our administration, record keeping;

We may use this iformation, with your permission only, to contact you for marketing purposes;

We may use this information for technical processing and to address technical problems or service complaints;

We may use this to deal with cases of illegal activity, abuse or harassment;

We may transfer this information to enable an external auditor to verify our traffic figures;

We may disclose this information where required by law to do so;

We may disclose this information to law enforcement, government, regulators or courts where we believe that disclosure is necessary and proportionate; and

We may disclose this information where we believe that disclosure is necessary and proportionate for the protection of the legitimate interests of ourselves or of a third party.

We will not otherwise dislose, sell or distribute your information to any third party without your permission.


Anonymous or Aggregated Data

We may aggregate data in an anonymous manner for disclosure to advertisers or business associates for promotion and marketing purposes. By way of example, we may disclose to a business associate or potential service provider the number of unique visitors in a daily period or the geographic splits of our readership. No personally identifiable information will be disclosed.



Sale of the Company

QFT Advise Ltd reserves the right to transfer information including Personal Data to a third party in the event of its sale, merger, liquidation, receivership, or transfer of all or substantially all of its assets provided that third party adheres to the terms of this privacy policy and provided that the third party only uses your personal data for the purpose that you have provided it to us. You will be notified in the event of any such transfer and you will be afforde an opportunity to opt out.

Information you post

Any personal information which you volunteer in your public profile or which you post as a message will be available worldwide to anyone with access to the website.

Please do not post any information you are not happy to leave up indefinitely. We recommend you do not post your name, address, telephone number, email address or anything else that may lead someone to identify you if this is something you are uncomfortable with.

Please note that certain information(such as photographs) which you may choose to provide might reveal your gender, ethnic origin, nationality, religion and/or sexual orientation.


Anonymous/Pseudonymous users

You are free if you wish to choose a username which does not reflect your real name. However, please be aware that we cannot guarantee that others will not be able to determine your identity.


Controlling your personal information

You may request details under the Data Protection acts 1988-2003 of personal information which we hold about you or rectify any personal information which is incorrect or incomplete. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email us at If you are a registered user please supply details of your username and email address which you supplied when registering. Please note that to protect your privacy we may require further information to verify your identity.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible at We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

If someone else has posted your personal information on without your permission and you would like it removed please contact us at



We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized disclosure or access we have put in place suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to help safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


Confidential sources


Users may wish from time to time to pass information to our editorial team on a confidential basis. Please note that while we take the privacy of confidential sources seriously, we may not always be able to guarantee absolute confidentiality if, for example, we are compelled by a court order to reveal the identity of a source.