PRIVACY CENTER NOTICES

CME Group Candidate Privacy Notice

Effective: May 9, 2024

CME Group Inc. and each of its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively known as ‘CME Group’, 'we' and 'us') are committed to safeguarding your personal data. CME Group is the controller or processor of your personal data according to the privacy laws and regulations applicable to us. See Section 18 below for details on how you can contact us.  

The purpose of this privacy notice (‘Notice’) is to explain how we process your personal data so that you understand what we collect, what we do with it, who we disclose it to and the rights available to you. The processing we undertake may include the collection, storage, modification, access, or destruction of personal data, and may be completed manually or through automatic means.

Personal data (also referred to as 'personal information’ or 'data') means any information that can be used to identify you, your device, or, if you live in California, your household. This includes direct identifiers such as your name and contact details, but also indirect identifiers such as data that we may collect from the electronic device that you use to access our services.

If you have any questions about this Notice or how we use your data, our details are provided in the 'Contact details' Section below.


This Notice applies to you if you have any of the following relationships with us:

  • Applicant – an individual who is applying for employment or engagement by CME Group.
  • Candidate -  an individual who attends a recruitment event or applies for a role at CME Group.

If you accept employment with or are otherwise engaged by CME Group, then you can find out more about how we use your data via our Colleague Privacy Notice and our Cookie Notice.   


To the extent relevant, necessary and permitted by applicable local laws,

  • Beyond the personal data which you provide to us directly (for example, via an online application, attending an interview, completing a test/assessment, sending us an e-mail, or making a call to us), we may sometimes collect certain information about you from third parties including an employment and/or recruitment agency, former employer or your other reference providers, job sites we utilize from time to time, background check providers or credit reference agencies, government agencies, higher education institutions and other related sources;
  • We may also collect publicly-available profile information from a company website, internet searches, online share dealing portals or from social media platforms such as LinkedIn; and.
  • We may also collect information about you automatically (for example, when you interact with areas of our network).

You may not be required to provide us with certain information requested and the provision of such is voluntary. However, some information is necessary for the purposes described in this notice and, therefore, if you fail to provide certain information requested as mandatory, we may not be able to process your application successfully. For example, if we require references for the role that you have applied for and you fail to provide us with such details, we may not be able to progress your application in relation to that role.


CME Group has determined that under this notice, children will be considered as individuals under the age of 18. We occasionally allow children to be onsite for work experience/job shadowing as well as engage in the offering of scholarship programs. As a result, personal information (such as name, contact details and parent/guardian, work history and potential sensitive information) may be collected, processed and shared to both determine applicability and to administer access to relevant CME Group facilities and while such individuals are onsite. 

For children residing in the PRC and are under the age of 14, we process their personal information (if any) based on their parent or guardian's explicit consent.


We may collect, store, and use the following categories of personal data about you to the extent relevant, necessary and permitted by applicable local laws and depending on the nature of the relationship you have with us:

  • Account preferences and analytics
    Information regarding your stated preferences and relating to your use of our services.
  • Audio, electronic, visual or similar information
    Information including professional photographs, photographs taken at recruitment events, CCTV footage, records of telephone calls or records of interviews or meetings.
  • Authentication details
    Credentials that allow you to access our services, including your user ID, password and memorable information.
  • Communication records
    Records of any communications from or about you or copies of messages sent through our networks, including via email, our website (e.g., through our 'Send us feedback form'), telephone, social media and letter.
  • Contact details
    Information that is provided to us so that we can contact you such as your name, title, home address, office address, company name and type, job role, telephone numbers and personal email address.
  • Demographics or protected class characteristics
    Qualities about an individual such as gender, marital status, citizenship, residency or domicile and immigration status.
  • Device and electronic information
    Details of resource usage or information about your interaction with areas of our network and details we collect from your devices when you access our services, including your IP address, cookies, activity logs related to interactions with our systems, online identifiers, device type, operating system, browser, unique device identifiers and geolocation data.
  • Financial details
    Information including data we collect about your monetary transactions, such as compensation history and expenses.
  • Financial status
    Information used to determine your creditworthiness, such as tax status.
  • Identification information
    Information that is used to verify your identity such as your name, date of birth, passport, visa, driver’s license, government-issued identification numbers, vehicle registration and signature.
  • Information regarding aptitude testing and preferences
    Results from taking aptitude tests or psychometric tests that may reveal details about your attitudes, predispositions, abilities or aptitudes.
  • Military status
    Military or military reserve service or status.
  • Prior or current professional or employment-related information
    Details regarding previous or current professional experience such as title, location of employment, dates of employment, termination or separation details, working hours, work days, work duties, professional biography, skills, interests, professional memberships, experience information and compliance/training records.
  • Recruitment information
    Copies of right to work documentation, references, job application information, background check outcome (if applicable), education history and level/qualifications, proposed start date, pre-booked annual leave/vacation dates, salary expectations and other information included in a resume/CV or cover letter or that you provide to us during an interview, assessment or otherwise as part of the application process.
  • Service usage
    Information collected when you are operating our services (e.g., one of our software applications), including transactions that you undertake, information that you select, logs of when you access the services and for how long, details of any failed login attempts and any information that you choose to download. When you are using one of our Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) tools, we will collect records of your prompts, user-provided input, generated output, refinements and feedback.
  • Social network information
    Social media account information and personal data collected from social media accounts.
  • Status of your application
    The outcome of your application and associated reasoning or the reasons for withdrawal of your application (if applicable).

In addition, we may also collect the following categories of personal data about you, in very limited cases and in compliance with applicable laws, that may be of a sensitive nature:

  • Biometric identifiers
    Fingerprint data captured for Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) purposes and in certain situations when allowing access to individuals to our premises.
  • Information about criminal convictions and offenses
    Information about criminal history as part of the recruitment process to assess/determine whether a candidate is appropriate for a position.                         
  • Information about sensitive characteristics
    Details regarding your nationality, race or ethnicity, religious beliefs and trade union membership where required by applicable laws or provided voluntarily by you.
  • Information about your health
    Information needed to administer CME Group policies or regulatory responsibilities, such as any medical condition, disability, health and sickness records, including:
    • Drug and alcohol test results (where applicable); and
    • Information related to accidents on CME Group property reported in accordance with the law.  

When we collect your personal data outside of the scope above or for purposes beyond those specified in this Notice, we will communicate this to you.


In addition to the personal data which you provide to us directly (e.g., via an online application, attending an interview, completing a test/assessment, sending us an e-mail, or making a call to us, etc.), we may also collect and derive data about you through the following means:

  • Automated means – for example, when you interact with areas of our network.
  • Cookies and similar technologies – when you visit our website or use of any of our mobile applications, we may employ cookies and similar technologies. See Section 14 below for further details.
  • Publicly-available profile information – from a company website, internet searches, online share dealing portals or from social media platforms such as Linkedin.
  • Third party sources – including an employment and/or recruitment agency, former employer or your other reference providers, job sites we utilize from time to time, background check providers or credit reference agencies, government agencies, higher education institutions and other related sources.

You may not be required to provide us with certain information requested and the provision of such is voluntary. However, some information is necessary for the purposes described in this Notice. If you fail to provide certain information requested as mandatory, we may not be able to process your application successfully. For example, if we require references for the role that you have applied for and you fail to provide us with such details, we may not be able to progress your application in relation to that role.


We may receive certain data about you from various third parties from time to time, including:

  • CME Group – including CME Group systems, colleagues, and departments, as needed to facilitate our business operations, services and products and to fulfill our legal obligations to you.
  • Electronic devices – including data sourced from any electronic devices (e.g., mobile devices and laptops) used to access our services.
  • Publicly available government and non-government data – information about you that is available from the government or otherwise publicly available.
  • Social media platforms –  such as publicly available information sources from social media pages or via services provided via social media platforms (e.g., LinkedIn, WeChat, Weibo, Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), etc.).
  • Third party agencies – who may provide us with information that they have collected from you on our behalf (e.g., companies that perform background checks on behalf of CME Group).
  • Third parties that you have a relationship with – if you are a customer of a third party and we have a relationship with that third party, we may receive information from them. During the hiring process, we may also receive information from a former employer or your other reference providers. 

The purposes for which we may process your personal data are as follows to the extent relevant, necessary and permitted by applicable law:

PROCESSING PURPOSE CATEGORIES OF DATA & TYPE OF RELATIONSHIP WITH US LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING (RELEVANT JURISDICTIONS ONLY)
Accident reporting
  • Processing data related to physical incidents which occur on CME Group property.
  • Using the information to conduct activities related to OSHA and RIDDOR reports and for the administration of activities related to accidents on CME Group property.
Categories of data
  • Communication records
  • Contact details
  • Demographics or protected class characteristics
  • Health information
Relationship Type
  • Job candidate
  • Legal requirement
  • Legitimate interest
Compliance with laws applicable to us
  • Complying with our equal opportunities and reporting obligations in certain jurisdictions.
  • Handling your requests in relation to the rights you have regarding your personal data.
Categories of data
  • Contact details
  • Demographics or protected class characteristics
Relationship Type
  • Job candidate
  • Public interest
Employee verification
  • Capturing and processing fingerprints only for individuals as required to meet our FINRA requirements or to grant individuals access to CME Group secure facilities and systems, i.e. individuals based in Chicago and New York. Before collecting biometric data (e.g.,fingerprinting for background check purposes), individuals in the United States will be provided with a copy of our Biometric Information Security Notice.
  • Conducting background checks and employment verification, criminal record checks, employment verification, fingerprints results, I-9 forms (US specific) and other identity verification.
  • Verifying your identity, role eligibility and checking that you are legally entitled to work in the country.
  • Verifying your employment history qualifications, experience and references.
Categories of data
  • Biometric data
  • Contact details
  • Demographics or protected class characteristics
  • Identification information
  • Information about criminal convictions and offenses
  • Information about sensitive characteristics
  • Personal contact details
  • Prior or current professional or employment-related information
  • Recruitment information
Relationship Type
  • Job candidate
  • Legal requirement
  • Legitimate interest
Enforcing and defending our legal rights
  • Cooperating fully with state, local, federal, and international legal, governmental and regulatory entities, authorities and officials in any investigation or governmental, legal or regulatory proceeding relating to any information collected or to any purported unlawful activities.
  • Dealing with legal disputes involving you, the organization and/or other employees, workers, contractors and third parties, including accidents at work and to protect our interests.
  • Defending against legal claims.
  • Enforcing our legal rights.
  • Notifying law enforcement regarding alleged or potential criminal activities.
Categories of data
  • Communication records
  • Contact details
  • Current professional/employment data
  • Disciplinary and grievance information
  • Financial information
  • Performance reviews and assessments
  • Professional prior or current employment related information
Relationship Type
  • Job candidate
  • Legal requirement
  • Legitimate interest
Obtaining work authorizations
  • Immigration processing to secure/maintain work authorization for foreign nationals for CME Group locations.
Categories of data
  • Family information
  • Financial details
  • Identification information
  • Personal contact details
  • Professional prior or current employment related information
Relationship Type
  • Job candidate
  • Legal requirement
  • Legitimate interest
Recording conversations
  • Maintaining phone services for the organization including the recording of conversations for specific groups.
Categories of data
  • Audio, electronic, visual, or similar information
Relationship Type
  • Job candidate
  • Legal requirement
  • Legitimate interest
Recruitment activities
  • Administering business administration activities, including record keeping and audit obligations, where applicable; pre-employment administration and management, including preparation of contractual and non-contractual documents, where applicable; and arranging systems and building access, where applicable.
  • Conducting recruitment and selection, including interviews, assessments, shortlisting, job offer and benefits (where applicable).
  • Communicating with you about the recruitment process.
  • Determining the terms on which you may work for us.
  • Determining suitability, where applicable, under the United Kingdom’s FCA's Senior Managers and Certification Regime.
  • Making a decision about your recruitment.
  • Monitoring and improving the recruitment process through data analytics studies to review and better understand application and recruitment trends.
  • Sending periodic and customized updates to you covering employment opportunities relevant to your area of expertise, company news, events and information aligned with your interests (when you decide to join Talent Network).
  • Sending satisfaction surveys to seek feedback on our recruitment processes.
  • Using information about your health, or disability status, for occupational health purposes to ensure your health and safety in the workplace and to assess your fitness to work and to provide appropriate workplace adjustments if your application is successful.
Categories of data
  • Application status
  • Audio, electrical, visual or similar information
  • Biometric data
  • Communication records
  • Contact details
  • Demographics or protected class characteristics
  • Financial details
  • Identification information
  • Information regarding aptitude testing
  • Internet or other electronic network activity information
  • Personal contact details
  • Prior or current professional or employment-related information
  • Recruitment information
  • Social network information
Relationship Type
  • Job candidate
  • Consent
  • Legitimate interest
  • Performance of a contract
Safeguarding our environments
  • Keeping usage and access reports.
  • Maintaining access logs (i.e. application access and authentication, database access and authentication), file integrity logs (e.g., file integrity for internet facing environments), firewall logs (e.g., for external public or internet facing firewalls), network logs (e.g., DNS query, flow data, router/switch logs), security logs (e.g., anti-virus, whitelisting, data loss prevention activity, etc.), and web server logs (e.g. web access logs for internet facing servers).
  • Safeguarding the use of our services to prevent malicious behavior through the monitoring of the use of our services.
Categories of data
  • Communication records
  • Contact details
  • Device and electronic information
  • Internet or other electronic network activity information
  • Service usage
Relationship Type
  • Job candidate
  • Legal requirement
  • Legitimate interest

Additional information

For some roles, we are required by law to undertake criminal background screening checks and we can process your personal data in this way because processing is necessary for the purposes of complying with a regulatory requirement. Background checks assist in verifying an individual’s qualifications and in identifying issues that pose a reputational or security risk or have the potential to pose such risks. This will be done both during onboarding and will be confirmed every three years as part of CME Group’s Global Background Check Policy. In any other circumstances, we will only collect and process criminal records information to the extent permitted by local law, or with your explicit consent and in accordance with applicable law.

Subject to the foregoing we will only conduct criminal background screening if your recruitment exercise has been successful and we have offered you a role at CME Group. In such an instance, our offer will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of such background screening checks.

We may de-identify, aggregate or anonymize your personal data in such a way that you may not reasonably be re-identified by us or any other party. We may use such de-identified information as permitted under applicable local law.  To the extent we de-identify any personal data and are not required to re-identify it to comply with applicable laws, we will make reasonable efforts to maintain and use such data in a de-identified form and will not attempt to re-identify the data.

If you are located in the People's Republic of China ("PRC", for the purpose of this Notice, excluding the Hong Kong SAR, the Macau SAR and Taiwan), we process your personal data based on lawful basis permitted under Chinese data privacy laws (and not based on legitimate interests).


We may disclose your data to CME Group entities, service providers or other third parties for various purposes, to achieve our business objectives, and/or to comply with applicable laws as described in this Section.

  • CME Group entities – to facilitate our business operations and for recruitment purposes. 
  • Law enforcement agencies – in relation to the detection and prevention of criminal activities, as permitted by applicable laws.
  • Prospective purchasers and assignees – to the extent reasonably necessary to proceed with the consideration, negotiation, or completion of a merger, reorganization, or acquisition of our business, or a sale, liquidation or transfer of some or all our assets, in the event our business, or part of it, may be or is sold or reorganized.
  • Regulators and governmental authorities –  to comply with the law applicable to any member of CME Group, as permitted by applicable laws. This may include filing returns with tax authorities and making disclosures to our regulators (including, for example, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Health & Safety Executive and local financial regulation authorities and data protection authorities) and shareholders.
  • Service providers – to assist us in conducting our recruitment process. Such service providers may include IT or systems maintenance providers, systems or data hosts, communications providers, background screening and online assessment providers, recruitment and head-hunting agencies that have assisted us in conducting our recruitment process, record-keeping companies, accountants, auditors, or other professional advisors or other vendors that help support migration services.
  • Third parties as required by law – to comply with laws to which we are subject, as permitted by applicable laws. For example, we may share your personal data in response to a court order or subpoena, in response to a valid request from law enforcement.
  • Third parties for other purposes – to protect our legitimate business interests in protecting our rights; enforcing our Terms of Use; detecting, preventing, or responding to fraud, intellectual property infringement, or other illegal activities; and protecting the safety and security of tangible or intangible property belonging to us or a related third party.

We may also disclose de-identified or aggregated information to anyone and for any purpose permitted under applicable local law. To receive more information about the service providers or third parties to which we may disclose your data, you can contact us through the information provided in the 'Contact details' Section below. 


We may process information collected from or about you in any country in which CME Group operates, as permitted by applicable laws.

In some cases, your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in a country that is not regarded as ensuring an adequate level of protection for information under applicable laws (such as those in the EU/UK/EEA). When we conduct such transfers, we rely on your explicit consent (as required under applicable laws) or have put in place appropriate safeguards (including without limitation signing standard contractual clauses) in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Information located outside of your home country may be subject to access by that country’s government or its agencies under a lawful order, as permitted by applicable laws.

We put in place appropriate procedures and safeguards in accordance with applicable legal requirements when conducting such transfers. For more information on the appropriate safeguards in place or to obtain a copy of these safeguards, please contact us through the information provided in the 'Contact details' Section.

People’s Republic of China (“PRC”):

All data, including personal data, as defined under the Personal Information Protection Law of the PRC, provided to us by you will be used, distributed, and maintained in accordance with this Notice, which forms a part of the contractual terms that you agree to.  If you, as an institution, are providing us with this data, you confirm that you have obtained all the necessary consents from the relevant data subjects concerned, and your processing, use and transfer of data to us complies with all applicable PRC data privacy laws.  If you, as a natural person, are providing us with your personal data, you expressly give us consent to any processing, use or transfer of such data. In each data transfer above, you acknowledge and agree that the data may be transferred outside of the territory of the PRC.


This Section provides California residents with additional information regarding our collection, use, disclosure, and retention of their personal data, as well as the rights that California residents may have under applicable law.

Categories of personal data we collect

The chart below describes the categories of personal data we collect from the sources identified above in Sections 3, 4, and 5 of this Notice, as well as the categories of third parties to whom we may disclose, “sell” or “share” (as those terms are defined under California law) each category of personal data for the business and commercial purposes described in Section 6 of this Notice. 

Category of personal data Categories of third parties to whom we may disclose personal data for a business purpose Categories of third parties to whom we may “sell"1 or “share”1 personal data
Device and electronic information, including details of resource usage or information about your interaction with areas of our network and details we collect from your devices when you access our services, including your IP address, cookies, activity logs related to interactions with our systems, online identifiers, device type, operating system, browser, unique device identifiers and geolocation data.
  • CME Group
  • Credit reference agencies
  • Government and law enforcement agencies
  • IT suppliers
  • Marketing providers
  • Professional advisors
  • Regulators and authorities
  • Third party payment providers
  • Advertising and analytics partners
Financial details, such as compensation history and expenses.
  • CME Group
  • Government and law enforcement agencies
  • IT suppliers
  • Professional advisors
  • Regulators and authorities
  • Third party payment providers
  • None
Financial status, such as your creditworthiness, and tax status.
  • CME Group
  • Government and law enforcement agencies
  • IT suppliers
  • Professional advisors
  • Regulators and authorities
  • Third party payment providers
  • None
Identification information, such as your name, date of birth, passport, visa, driver’s license, government-issued identification numbers, vehicle registration and signature.
  • CME Group
  • Credit reference agencies
  • Government and law enforcement agencies
  • IT suppliers
  • Marketing providers
  • Third party payment providers
  • Professional advisors
  • Prospective purchasers and assignees
  • Regulators and authorities
  • Advertising and analytics partners
Information regarding aptitude testing and preferences, such as results from taking aptitude tests or psychometric tests that may reveal details about your attitudes, predispositions, abilities or aptitudes.
  • CME Group
  • Credit reference agencies
  • Government and law enforcement agencies
  • IT suppliers
  • Marketing providers
  • Professional advisors
  • Regulators and authorities
  • Third party payment providers
  • Advertising and analytics partners
Prior or current professional or employment-related information, such as title, location of employment, dates of employment, termination or separation details, working hours, work days, work duties, professional biography, skills, interests, professional memberships, experience information and compliance/training records.
  • CME Group
  • Government and law enforcement agencies
  • IT suppliers
  • Professional advisors
  • Regulators and authorities
  • Third party payment providers
  • None
Sensitive personal data, as described above and defined under applicable law.
  • CME Group
  • Credit reference agencies
  • Government and law enforcement agencies
  • IT suppliers
  • Professional advisors
  • Regulators and authorities
  • Third party payment providers
  • None
Social network information, such as social media account information and personal data collected from social media accounts.
  • CME Group
  • Credit reference agencies
  • Government and law enforcement agencies
  • IT suppliers
  • Marketing providers
  • Professional advisors
  • Regulators and authorities
  • Third party payment providers
  • Advertising and analytics partners

We may “sell”1 or “share”1 your personal data for cross-contextual behavioral advertising.  While CME Group does not engage in selling your data as part of a monetary transaction, the Company does engage in the sharing of data through web tracking technologies, like cookies. For more information on these technologies, please refer to our Cookie Notice. We do not have actual knowledge of “selling”1 or “sharing”1 the personal data of consumers under the age of 16.

We do not use or disclose your sensitive personal data for purposes other than permitted under applicable law.

Your California Privacy Rights

In addition to certain rights described in Section 10 of this Notice, you may have the following rights under California law:

  • Not be discriminated against – not be unlawfully discriminated against for exercising your rights.
  • Opt-out – opt-out of “sales” of personal data or “sharing” of personal data for cross-contextual behavioral advertising purposes (as these terms are defined under California law).

Submitting Requests

To exercise your rights to know, access, correct and delete, please review the additional information provided in Section 10 of this Notice. You may also exercise these rights via our Privacy Request Form or our Cookie Settings. To exercise your right to opt out of our “sale”1 or “sharing”1 of your personal data, please submit a request through our Privacy Request Form or update your Cookie Settings.

Verification

We may request that you provide sufficient information that allows us to verify, to a reasonable degree of certainty, that you are the person about whom we collected personal data. Authorized agents may also be required to provide a copy of your signed permission authorizing the agent to submit requests on your behalf.

California Online Erasure. California residents under age 18 who are registered users of any of our services geared toward this age group may ask us to remove content or information that you have posted to CME Group websites or related platforms by contacting us using the information in the ‘Contact details’ Section below. Please note that your request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information, as, for example, some of your content may have been reposted by another user.

1 As defined under California law.


Subject to local law, you may have the following rights regarding your personal data. These rights may be limited or denied in some circumstances. For example, we may retain your personal data where required or permitted by applicable law.

  • Access/Know – request a copy of your personal data and information relating to how it is processed.
  • Rectify/Correct – request any inaccuracies in the personal data we hold about you be corrected.
  • Erasure/Deletion – request that we erase your personal data from our records.
  • Restrict – request that your data is no longer processed by us.
  • Object – object to certain ways that we process your personal data.
  • Transfer – request that your personal data be disclosed to a third party.
  • Withdraw your consent – where we are relying on your consent to process your personal data, then you can withdraw your consent at any time.
  • Lodge a complaint – you may be entitled to lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority.

In some jurisdictions, you may also have post-mortem privacy rights. For example, you may have the right to designate an individual to exercise your privacy rights in the event of your death or incapacitation, where applicable by law. 

Submitting Requests

To exercise your rights to know, access, correct, delete, restrict, object, portability, or withdraw your consent under applicable local law or if you are an authorized agent seeking to exercise rights on behalf of a consumer under applicable local law, please contact us on the details set out in the 'Contact details' Section of this Notice below. You may also exercise these rights via our Privacy Request Form or our Cookie Settings.

Please note that some of your rights are not absolute and there may be certain circumstances where we are unable to fulfill a request that you have made. In some circumstances we may also require that you provide additional personal data to confirm your identity.


Automated decision-making takes place when an electronic system uses personal data to make a decision without human intervention.

CME Group may do this via monitoring, or surveillance activities on any content or materials located on any CME Group information resource or CME Group facility, in accordance with applicable laws. CME Group may provide information obtained in the course of its monitoring activities to a third party, including regulators and law enforcement agencies. Additionally, CME Group may use the content you provide us with to improve our services or train the models that power our AI tools.


We use technical, administrative, and physical security safeguards and other reasonable security  measures to protect the information that we collect or receive against loss and unauthorized access, use, modification, or disclosure. Please be aware that, despite our ongoing efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Moreover, we are not responsible for the security of information that you transmit to us over networks that we do not control, including Internet and wireless networks.


CME Group retains personal data for the duration of the business relationship or where required, in accordance with the internal records management and retention policies, as well as regulatory requirements that may be applicable to us.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve these purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

When your employment or engagement is over, we may retain certain personal data for purposes such as complying with our legal obligations, resolving disputes, preventing fraud or misuse of our property or data, and protecting our rights and interests. We make reasonable attempts to ensure that all instances of such information (e.g., production, backups, etc.) are deleted in their entirety, including any of your personal data. For requests for access, corrections, or deletion please see "Contact Us" below.

We make reasonable attempts to ensure that all instances of such information (e.g. production, backups, etc.) are deleted in their entirety, including any of your personal data. For requests for access, corrections, or deletion please see "Contact Us" below.


Please see our Cookie Notice for further information on how we use cookies and other tracking technologies on our website.


Our website and services are generally not directed at children under the age of 18. If we obtain actual knowledge that any personal data we collect has been provided by a child under the age of 13, we will promptly delete that information. If you access our website from the EU/EEA or if you access an EU/UK/EEA website, the age limit will be 16. If you access our website from the PRC or if you access a PRC website (if any), the age limit will be 14.


There may be certain circumstances where we process your personal data on behalf of one of our customers and do not use it for our own purposes. For instance, our customer may upload your information to one of our applications which is hosted on our servers. In these circumstances, CME Group is acting as a processor or a service provider in relation to another company that is the controller or business responsible for the handling of your personal data, as these terms are used in applicable data protection laws. This Notice will not apply to CME Group as a processor or service provider, and you should instead refer to the privacy notice of the organization that provides us with your personal data.

The above does not apply to CME Group under the applicable PRC data privacy laws, where no distinction between "data controller" and "data processor" is made. You should however still refer to the privacy notice of the organization that provides us with your personal data, where we would be deemed a third-party data processor.


We may update this Notice from time to time. For instance, there may be changes in the data we collect about you or the purposes for which we use it.

Whenever there are significant changes to the Notice, we will notify you.


If you have any comments, questions or concerns about how we process your data or to exercise any right, then please contact Privacy Compliance at Privacy@cmegroup.com. We can also be reached by post at below address and via telephone at the below telephone numbers.

ATTN: Privacy Compliance
CME Group Inc.
20 S. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

 +1 312 930-1000
+1 866 716-7274 (US Only)

Privacy@cmegroup.com

You may also contact us via our Privacy Request Form.

For the purposes of data protection in the EU/UK/EEA, Singapore or India:

  • Your controller is the company which employs or engages you. This entity is responsible for deciding how we hold and use your personal data. The list of employing controllers, across CME Group can be found here. In addition, CME Group Inc. (our US parent company) is also a joint data controller. This Notice is provided for CME Group, and on behalf of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
  • CME Group has a designated Data Protection Officer registered for a number of CME entities. They can be contacted at Privacy@cmegroup.com
  • CME Group Inc., CME Mercantile Exchange Inc. and the above non-EU/UK/EEA entities have designated CME Operations Limited as their representative within the EU/UK/EEA.

The full list of companies across CME Group and the contact details of each company can be found here.


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