Terms and Conditions
Welcome to use FireAnts.info or Fire Ants App (this “Website”) owned by Midas Analytics Limited, its holding company, subsidiaries and/or its affiliates (hereafter collectively referred to as the “Company”). By logging in or visiting this Website, you agree to abide by this Terms and Conditions.
This Website offers free online market information, delayed Hong Kong stock quote, delayed overseas stock quote, currency exchange rates, financial news, commentaries and services exclusively available to registered members (such as stock analytical tools, “Fire Ants Big Data”, “Fire Ants Social”, “Fire Ants AI”, “My Accounts” and other services provided via our website and/or mobile app) (the “Services”).
The Company reserves its rights to reject your login or access to this Website or your membership application, at any time.
Where the Company is of the opinion that you have breached any of this Terms and Conditions , the Company is entitled at any time without prior notice and/or reason to immediately terminate our Services to you, wholly or partly.
The Company reserves its right at any time without prior notice to modify, add or delete any features of the Services, any of its information, this Terms and Conditions, or temporarily or permanently terminate the Services, wholly or partly.
Disclaimers of Warranties
The information contained in this Website is provided on an “AS IS” basis and is subject to change without prior notice.
The Company shall use its reasonable endeavor to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information provided in this Website but does not guarantee the accuracy, validity, timeliness or completeness of any such information.
The Company hereby disclaims any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose or duties of care of any products or services provided in this Website.
Not Recommendation or Offer
All information and comments contained in this Website do not constitute any recommendation or offer.
Limitation of Liability
The Company shall use its reasonable endeavor to provide quality services. However, the Company shall not be liable for any incorrect data transmission, misdirection, omission, loss and/or damage (including but not limited to any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages) caused by delayed internet or telecommunication transmission, interruption, suspension, termination or transmission blackout.
You acknowledge that you shall bear all risks associated with the use of any content contained in this Website and any action taken in reliance thereon (including trading or investment decisions).
The Company shall not be responsible for any damages incurred by you as a result of any delay, loss, transfer, alteration or damage of any information sent to you at your request. The Company shall not be responsible in any manner for direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of the use of this Website.
Risk Disclosure Statement
The price of any securities, currencies and/or other financial products may fall as well as rise. Past performances should not be taken as an indication of future performance.
Investing and trading in stocks, currencies and other securities are very risky. All information on this Website should be used as references only. The Company cannot and does not give any assurance that commentaries and signals on the present or future buy/sell will be profitable.
This Website may provide hyperlinks to other sites. You must understand and agree that this Website shall not be responsible for the availability of these other sites, and this Website does not endorse and is not liable for any content, advertising, products and other materials on or available from such sites. This Website shall not be responsible for any damages or losses caused by or alleged to be caused by the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such sites.
You must understand and agree that all contents contained in this Website, including but not limited to text, Big Data, photos, images, videos, files, music, audio content, design, graphs, charts, or advertising content, are only for your own online browsing and non-commercial personal use. All such content is protect by copyright, trademarks, service marks, patents and other intellectual property rights law, and restricted for private or non-commercial use (unless otherwise specified).
You shall not reproduce, copy, distribute, recreated or create derivative works or in any way exploit any part of this Website without the Company’s written consent. The copyright of all content of this Website is jointly or severally owned by the original creator and this Website. Reproduction, republication or distribution of these Service’s content shall be allowed with the prior written permission of the original creator and this Website.
The Company is committed to protect your personal data obtained in registration and other relevant personal data in accordance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486 of the Laws of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region).
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
This Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and the courts of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction thereon.
Midas Analytics Limited, its holding company, subsidiaries and/or its affiliates are hereinafter collectively referred to as “the Company”, “we”, “our” or “us”.
We provide various services including but not limited to online market information, delayed quotes for securities listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and/or other overseas stock exchanges, currency exchange rate, financial news, commentaries and services exclusively available to registered members (such as stock analytical tools, “Fire Ants Big Data”, “Fire Ants Social”, “Fire Ants AI”, “My Accounts” and other services provided via our website and/or mobile app) (“the Services”) through different forms, means, medium and channels, including the Company’s website and APP (“Website”).
It is our policy to comply with the requirements of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486) of the Laws of Hong Kong (“the Ordinance”). The meaning of “personal data” in this PPS is same as that defined in the Ordinance.
About this PPS
This PPS will give you information about our practices regarding collection, use and disclosure of information including personal data that you may provide to us whether via the Website or not. Please read this entire PPS carefully before using the Services or submitting any information including your personal data to us.
For the avoidance of doubt, this PPS does not apply to any personal data which you transmitted to third parties, and we are not responsible for the manner in which such data is/are collected and/or used by such third parties.
If you are under the age of 18, you must obtain consent from your parent or guardian before providing any personal data to us.
In order to facilitate the provision of the Services, you may be required to provide us with your personal data.
When we collect personal data from you, whether through the Website or not, you will be provided with this PPS and Personal Information Collection Statement (“PICS”) (where applicable) on the relevant communication materials. By submitting your personal data to us, you agree to the terms and conditions of this PPS and our relevant PICS, and consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal data in accordance with this PPS and our relevant PICS.
In the event of any inconsistency between the terms in this PPS and those in our PICS, the latter shall prevail.
Types of Personal Information Collected
When you use the Services, we may collect various types of personal data from you, including but not limited to, your name, username, password, gender, date / year of birth, country of residence, email address, stock transactions details and other details entered in “My Portfolios”, “My Watch Lists”, and “My Alerts” (such as selected stocks, portfolio name, portfolio value, and performance (ie. Profit / Loss))(collectively “Portfolio Details”), and/or other related information.
If you purchase certain goods or services when using the Services and choose to use credit card for payment, you may be required to provide us with your credit card account number and its expiry date.
Purposes of Collection/Use of Personal Data
The purposes of collection/use of your personal data include but not limited to:- provision and improvement of the Services, and designing new service to be provided by us; communication by us to you; direct marketing and promoting purposes, subject to your prior consent. Please refer to section “Direct Marketing” below; marketing research and analysis (including Big Data analysis); various performance ranking and comparisons based on Portfolio Details which may be displayed; verification of identity of users who have posted advertisements, materials, messages, comments or such other information on the Website and other platforms of the Company; other internal use, including but not limited to improvement of the content of the Website and other platforms of the Company; protection of our legal rights and interests; investigation of complaints and suspected suspicious transactions or activities; and/or compliance with the laws of Hong Kong including governmental or regulatory requirements.
Cookies and IP Addresses
When you visit or use the Website or other platforms of the Company (including but not limited to electronic mobile devices) (collectively “Digital Media”), cookies may be stored in your computer’s hard drive or devices. The main purpose of using cookies is to make your interaction with the Digital Media faster and easier. We will not collect any personal data from you under this circumstance. You can set your browser to disable cookies, but if you disabling them, you may not be able to take full advantage of the Digital Media, including the Services (for example, banner redirection may not be available).
The Digital Media may also collect data when you visit or use Digital Media including your IP address (and domain names), the types of browsers, previous sites visited, and time/durations and the pages visited (hereinafter referred to as “Visitor Data”), the use of which is to provide aggregate, anonymous, statistical information (such as clickstream data) on the usage of the Digital Media’s so that we may better meet the demands and expectations of the users to the Digital Media. We do not use, and have no intention to use, the Visitor Data to personally identify anyone.
Disclosure of Personal Data to Third Parties
Your privacy is highly respected by us and generally speaking, your personal data will be kept confidential but under the following circumstances will be disclosed to third parties: Your personal data may be disclosed to personnel, agent(s), adviser(s), auditor(s), contractor(s), supplier(s) or service provider(s) who provide services or advice to us in connection with our operations; Where it is necessary to take legal actions(s) against you on grounds of, including but not limited to, enforcing the terms of this PPS or other civil claims, your personal data may be provided to pertinent third parties for identifying and taking action(s) against you; Where we are required to make disclosure under any law applicable or pursuant to any court order, judicial proceedings, legal process or regulatory decision served on us, whether within or outside Hong Kong, your personal data may be disclosed to the relevant law enforcement agencies and/or regulatory bodies; Where collection of payments is necessary, your personal data may be provided to banks, financial institutions and/or recovery agencies; Where permitted under the “Terms and Conditions” on the relevant communication materials when using our Services; and Where the Company deems necessary in order to protect and defend its right and property and prevent or detect crime.
Personal Data Provided By Third Parties
Some third party services or social networks (such as Twitter and Facebook) (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Third Parties”) may also provide us with information (e.g. user ID, email address, friend list) from your accounts maintained with them with your permission.
By using our services through the Third Parties’ platform or services, or by connecting to such Third Parties’ networks, platforms or services via any social plugins on the Websites, and/or any of our services (including but not limited to Comments Plugin and “Like” button), you are authorizing us to collect, store and use in accordance with this PPS any and/or all information/personal data that you agreed the Third Parties could provide to us, through their networks/platform/Application Programming Interface (API), based on your settings in the Third Parties’ accounts.
We may also receive information about you from users of the Website who consented to upload their email address and other contact information (e.g. friend list).
The aforesaid information provided by the Third Parties will be used primarily to help you to use our or Third Parties’ services, and to contact your friends (e.g. sending emails/messages to your friends).
We, after obtaining your consent, may use your personal data (such as contact details and Portfolio Details) for informing or delivering to you marketing materials of the Company and our business partners (restricted to those informed by or sent through the Company only) in relation to the specified classes of products and services for direct marketing purpose. For details, please refer to the relevant PICS.
If you do not wish to receive such marketing materials, you may opt-out from receiving such materials at any time, free of charge, by: following the “opt-out” instructions contained in the relevant communication materials; contacting us in accordance with the section “Access to and Correction of Personal Data” below; or if you hold a member account of the Company, logging in your member account, then changing your setting on receipt of marketing materials.
Access to and Correction of Personal Data
If you hold a member account of the Company, you may do so by logging in your member account, update, edit or amend your personal data thereon at any time.
We take reasonable steps to protect your personal data submitted by you and to protect such data from misuse, loss, unauthorized or accidental access, disclosure, processing, erasure, alteration, or destruction. We are however not responsible for any loss, misuse, unauthorized or accidental access, disclosure, processing, erasure, alteration, or destruction of your personal data. You are also reminded to take all steps to safeguard your own username and passwords from being made available to unauthorized parties.
Your personal data collected by the Company will be maintained securely in our systems in accordance with industry standards. Only authorized personnel will be permitted to access to those personal data.
We retain your personal data so long as the data is/are required for the purposes mentioned in the section “Purposes of Collection/Use of Personal Data” above.
Links to Other websites
Your use of our Services is subject to the Terms and Conditions of each individual Service posted on the relevant communication materials which may be amended from time to time.
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this PPS or our practices in relation to the personal data, you may contact us by email to [email protected]
Changes to this PPS
This PPS is subject to changes and revisions from time to time. Please check periodically for updated version before you provide any personal data to us.
Personal Information Collection Statement
The personal data collected from you will be used for applying Fire Ants membership, providing member services, communication and market research & analysis. The Company after obtaining your consent, may use your contact details (e.g. email address), and personal data (such as your selected stocks, stock transaction details, portfolio name, portfolio value, portfolio performance (profit/loss)) to send to you marketing materials in relation to the Company and its business partners (which marketing materials are restricted to those sent through the Company only) of the following classes of goods and services for directing marketing purpose, including banking, investment, finance, education, training, recruitment, human resources, beauty, fitness, food & beverage, book and publication, newspaper and magazine, stationery, office furniture and equipment, wedding, business consultancy, photography and videography, audio and visual, computer, network, software, architecture, social media, cosmetics, personal care, electrical appliances, entertainment and leisure premises and equipment, theme parks, fashion, personal accessories, government, hotel and services apartment, watches and clocks, media, non-profit organization, pets, health and healthcare, medical, estate agents, property, catering, shopping plaza, department store, sports, telecommunication, mobile phone, household products, furniture child product and service, toys and games, transportation, logistics, motor, travel, online shopping, household services and membership.
You can determine whether to fill in the voluntary field(s) or not. However, if you have not filled in all mandatory fields, the Company may not process your application. Please visit https://www.FireAnts.info for our privacy statement.
You have the right to request access to and correction of your personal data held by the Company. If you wish to do so, you may log-in your member account to update, edit or amend your personal data thereon.
If you wish to terminate your membership, please email to [email protected] and inform the Company. Your personal data in your member account will be destroyed within 6 months after the completion of the termination of your membership. You have the right to request for change of consent/objection to receive the above marketing materials. If such change is required, please email to [email protected]