Firstly, GLBSE is not a registered business anywhere, we don't make any claims to be.
It is run by me, and owned by a group of several shareholders of which I am one.
I live in the UK, near Manchester in the north of England(I used to live in China), and my identity is publicly known (James McCarthy).
Regarding our hosting, we use a number of servers in various locations. glbse.com is a server based in Portugal, our main server is based in the US.
Encrypted backups are kept of all GLBSE data which includes user data and bitcoin wallets.
GLBSE uses a combination of two wallets, a hot wallet which is on the GLBSE server, the amount kept in this wallet is very small and monitored constantly.
The other wallet is kept offline, excess funds from the hot wallet are sent to it, when the hot wallet is running low funds are sent from the offline wallet.
Both wallets have multiple encrypted backups. In the unlikely event of one of our servers being seized no funds would be lost, the worst to happen would be that GLBSE would be down for a day or two as we get a new server and set everything up.
We are introducing measures that would allow GLBSE to continue to function in the event of me being hit by a bus, and to be able to operate safely in the event of myself being arrested, through the clever use of cryptography I would be unable to divulge any information regarding GLBSE or it's users.
We are also taking steps to ensure that GLBSE will remain operational under a number of circumstances including the unlikely event of it being banned or declared illegal by US or UK governments. We expect these measures to be in place in about 3 weeks.