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Legal information

Welcome to www.apac.bnpparibas.com which is published by BNP Paribas, a public limited company incorporated under the laws of France, registered with the Registry for Commercial Companies under the number 662 042 449 which headquarters are situated at 16 boulevard des Italiens, 75009 Paris, France.

Disclaimer

Your access to information provided by BNP Paribas on this website, its main website and/or linked or local websites constitutes your agreement to be bound by all applicable laws and regulations for use, and by these terms and conditions and any revisions thereto without notice (hereinafter referred to as the “Terms and Conditions of Use”), and you acknowledge that you have read, understood and accepted them. Usage of this website may be subject to special guidelines and terms of use which will be provided in the appropriate places. Such special guidelines and terms of use shall form an integral part of the Terms and Conditions of Use.

Failure to comply with the Terms and Conditions of Use shall automatically result in the immediate withdrawal of authorization to use this website. You should not proceed further on this website if you do not agree or comply with the Terms and Conditions of Use.  Users of this website acknowledge that they have the skills and equipment necessary to access and use the site.

BNP Paribas and its affiliates shall not be liable for items beyond its control nor for any damage that may be suffered by the user’s technical environment, particularly computers, software, network equipment or any other equipment used to access or use the service and/or the information.

It should be noted that it is an offence, subject to criminal penalties, to access or remain fraudulently in a computer system, to hinder or distort the functioning of such system, or to introduce data to or modify fraudulently the data in a computer system.

Access to this website is free of charge. The costs of accessing and using the telecommunications network shall be borne by the user, under the terms and conditions set by the access providers and telecommunications operators.

Purpose of this Website

This website provides an introduction to BNP Paribas and its affiliates, and gives internet users information about products and services at the relevant locations in the Asia Pacific region.

It is purely for consultative and information purposes and, accordingly, no transaction of any kind whatsoever may be carried out on this website.

The information provided on this website does not constitute:

  • an offer of products or services,
  • an offer or solicitation to make an investment or engage or arbitrage in securities,
  • a solicitation to buy or sell securities or any other investment products,
  • a recommendation,
  • the start of a business relationship.

Without prejudice to the foregoing but merely for the avoidance of doubt, offering of products and services in the relevant jurisdiction shall be subject to the laws and regulations applicable in that jurisdiction.

BNP Paribas reserves the right to stop any services or information available on this website, permanently or temporarily (inter alia, for maintenance purposes or to update it) without any notice.

BNP Paribas and its affiliates do not consider users of this website to be clients merely by their access to this website.

Terms and conditions of access to this Website

This website, access to this website or the use or collection of data in this website may be prohibited in certain countries.

Please ensure that you are legally authorized to visit and access this website in the country from which the connection is made, which compliance therewith is your sole responsibility.

You access this website by using open communication networks. You represent that you are aware of the risks that this entails and that you accept them. You must take precautions against the effects of computer piracy by choosing a suitable, secure computer configuration, notably by using a regularly updated virus detection and prevention software package.

Neither BNP Paribas nor any of its affiliates or officers shall be held liable for any direct or indirect loss or damage that you might sustain while visiting this website, including without limitation the loss or corruption of files and data stored on your computer or on any medium connected thereto or inserted therein.

BNP Paribas and its affiliates decline responsibility in case of direct or indirect damages relating to the use of documents or information appearing on and other services rendered via this website.

BNP Paribas reserves the right (but without any obligation) to revise or correct the contents of this website and these Terms and Condition of Use at its sole discretion from time to time without notice and your continued use and access to this website after such revision or correction shall be deemed as your agreement to be bound by such revision or correction. BNP Paribas and its affiliates decline any responsibility in case of delay, mistake or omission relating to the contents of this website, as well as in case of interruption or non-availability of the services.

Legal information about products and services offered on this Website

Save for and to the extent of any liability which cannot be excluded under law, neither BNP Paribas nor any of its affiliates or officers shall be held liable for any omission or error on this website, all such responsibility being fully and absolutely disclaimed.

All the information shown in this website is provided as a guide for information only and under no circumstances may it be deemed to be exhaustive, accurate, complete or up to date. No reliance should be made on such information. Accordingly, all such information must be independently checked and verified by the user.

Financial information may be transmitted to this website from external sources believed to be reliable but no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made by BNP Paribas or any of its affiliates and officers that such information is accurate, complete or up to date and it should not be relied upon as such. BNP Paribas and its affiliates disclaim all responsibility for any financial information (including without limitation indices, news, forecasts etc.) and other information published on this website, as well as for the use of any such information by any party. In addition, the rates shown on this website (if any) are not displayed in real time. It is your responsibility to independently check and verify that the information relating to financial data shown on this website is valid, accurate and/or up to date.

Terms relating to any product or services appearing on this website are merely indicative and BNP Paribas and its affiliates give no assurance that any transaction will be entered into on the basis of such indicative terms.

BNP Paribas is under no obligation to update or change any part of the information or content appearing on this website.

No information contained on this website is to be considered a legal, tax, accounting or financial advice and no information shall be relied upon as such. BNP Paribas and its affiliates shall not be held liable for any decision taken on the basis of information provided on this website, nor for the use that may be made thereof by any person. Any person who wishes to benefit from the services and/or the products presented on this website should consult the contractual terms and conditions applicable to the relevant products and/or services and the price list.

Access to the products and services presented on this website may be subject to restrictions in respect of certain persons or in certain countries. It shall be incumbent on the interested party to check in advance that his legal or tax status enables him to subscribe to products and/or services presented on the site, by consulting his usual advisers. The Terms and Conditions of Use shall be in addition and without prejudice to any other applicable terms and conditions governing the access and use of products and services offered by BNP Paribas.

Performance of investments

Past performance is no guarantee of an investment’s future performance and BNP Paribas, its affiliates and officers make no representation as such. The value of an investment may rise or fall and investors may not recover all or any amount invested. Moreover, exchange rate fluctuations may cause the value of investments to rise or fall.

Confidentiality and integrity

The confidentiality and integrity of internet communications are not guaranteed and BNP Paribas and its affiliates do not make any representation whatsoever, whether express or implied, on the same. There is a risk that the content and source of any messages that you send to BNP Paribas or its affiliates via email may be intercepted and/or modified. Every internet user must take all the measures necessary to protect data and/or software from possible viruses circulating on internet.

BNP Paribas and its affiliates disclaim all responsibility in that respect. Any means of communicating any personal information that you choose to use shall be deemed to be made at your sole discretion and responsibility.

Intellectual Property

BNP Paribas owns, or has title to the rights to, all of the items that make up the site, including without limitation, data, drawings, designs, graphics, documents photos and audio tape which are protected by the laws and rules of Intellectual Property. You are not authorized to copy, reproduce, represent, distribute, redistribute, exploit, transfer, enhance, alter, modify or use any element of this website in anyway, whether in whole or in part, without the prior written authorization of BNP Paribas. Such actions constitute infringement of BNP Paribas’ intellectual property rights.

Furthermore, trademarks, logos and trademarks services present on this website are registered in France and / or abroad and are the exclusive property of BNP Paribas. Any reproduction, whether in whole or in part, of said trademarks and said logos, made using parts of the site without the prior authorization of BNP Paribas is prohibited according to the legislation of intellectual property.

Unless expressly stated otherwise in any other place on this website, you may consult, download and print the documents and information available in this website subject to the following terms and conditions:

  • the documents and the information are for your personal use only, for information purposes and strictly for private use;
  • the documents and information shall not be altered, modified or enhanced or be further reproduced, in whole or in part, in any way whatsoever;
  • the documents and information shall not be circulated.

The authorization set out above does not constitute an assignment of property rights or other rights relating to this website.

Nothing on this website should be interpreted as granting any license or a right to use any intellectual property or other rights of this website.

PDF Files

In order to read PDF files, you need to download the Adobe ® Acrobat ® Reader ® software. A free version of this software is available on this website, but without any responsibility on our part with regard to the use or application or availability of this software. BNP Paribas disclaims any responsibility in respect of any download or use of this software.

Hypertext links and related sites

Hypertext links may not be set up to this website without the prior authorization of BNP Paribas. This condition shall be applicable and valid regardless of the types of link used: a surface link to this website’s home page or a deep link to another page.

Under no circumstances will BNP Paribas allow its website to be fully or partially integrated with another website, in any way whatsoever, for example (but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing) using by framing or by inlining.

BNP Paribas does not routinely check the content of third party sites linked to its website, whether or not BNP Paribas is aware of such links. In addition, by clicking on some hypertext links, you will leave this website or be deemed to have done so. Neither BNP Paribas nor any of its affiliates or officers shall in any way be held liable for the content of other websites or of this website where it originates from an intermediary or for content that originates from external databases over which BNP Paribas has no control, whether in relation to the legality thereof or the accuracy of the information contained therein or otherwise. In addition, neither BNP Paribas nor any of its affiliates or officers shall be liable for any direct or indirect loss or damage that may ensue from consulting or using such websites or links.

Cookies

The users are informed that during their visits to this website, a cookie may be automatically installed and temporarily held in memory or in the hard disk. A cookie is an element which does not enable user identification but is used to register some information relating to the user’s website browsing. The users of this website acknowledge this practice and authorize BNP Paribas to do so. Users may deactivate the cookie using the settings in their navigation software.  For more information about our Cookies Policy, please visit http://cib.bnpparibas.com/Miscellaneous/Cookies-Policy/page.aspx/215.

Personal information

While using this website, you may provide BNP Paribas with personal data that may be processed (the “Data”). When the Data is processed, BNP Paribas shall comply with the applicable laws and regulations on the protection of individuals in relation to the processing of personal data and, more generally, on the protection of privacy, that are in force under the applicable laws and regulations.

The provision of Data is the precondition for use of the services to which they relate. BNP Paribas reserves the right to transmit the Data to its head office, its other branches, its affiliates, any entity within the BNP Paribas group and its auditors and insurers, as it shall deem fit. You hereby also unconditionally authorize BNP Paribas to transmit the Data to the aforementioned entities.

While BNP Paribas will use its best efforts to take all reasonable precaution to ensure that the Data is secure, it however cannot exclude all risks associated with use of the internet and disclaims all responsibility in respect of such risks. Accordingly, when the Data is provided, you are aware and consent that the other internet users may view the Data.  By accessing this website, you agree that the Data transmitted on or through this website shall be processed and used in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Use.

If there are any inconsistencies between the English and any other language versions of the Terms and Conditions of Use, the English version shall prevail.

Privacy Policy Statement

Please click below to access our personal information collection statements, notices and privacy policies:

Hong Kong: http://www.bnpparibas.com.hk/en/legals/

Japan: http://www.bnpparibas.jp/en/legal-information/

Singapore: http://www.bnpparibas.com.sg/en/legals/data-protection-policy/

Should there be any inconsistencies between the English and any other language versions, the English version shall prevail.

Indemnity

You hereby agree to indemnify and keep BNP Paribas, its affiliates and/or officers fully and effectively indemnified against any action, liability, cost, claim, loss, damage, proceeding or expense (including legal fees, costs and expenses on a full indemnity basis) suffered or incurred by BNP Paribas, its affiliates and/or officers arising from or which is directly or indirectly related to your use and access of this website and/or the product or services presented on this website, or (2) your breach of any of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Governing Law

These Terms and Conditions of Use shall be governed by Hong Kong law.  By using and accessing to this website, you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Hong Kong courts to determine any matter or dispute arising out of or in connection with this website or these Terms and Conditions of Use. If for any reason, a competent court finds any part of these Terms and Conditions of Use invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, BNP Paribas shall delete the relevant part from these Terms and Conditions of Use and the remainder of these Terms and Conditions of Use shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by Hong Kong law.

These Terms and Conditions of Use together with any supplemental BNP Paribas website terms shall contain the entire agreement and understanding of the parties, and supersede all prior agreements, understandings or arrangements in relation to this website.

You will be able to download, print and store a copy of these Terms and Conditions of Use for your personal use only. These Terms and Conditions of Use may not be used or copied for any business or other purpose.

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