Terms and conditions

You must read carefully the terms and conditions and disclaimers set out below (the 'Terms') and agree to be bound by these Terms prior to registering as a user of the Site. By selecting ACCEPT at the bottom of this page, you agree to be bound by these Terms . If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms please select the DECLINE option below.

By accessing this website ('Site'), you agree to be bound by the following Terms. Before using this Site, you should read carefully the Terms and also our Privacy Statement.

You are connected to the site http://www.etf.hsbc.com/etf/it (the “Site”). The Site is owned and managed by HSBC Global Asset Management (France), a French company authorized and regulated by the Autorité des marchés financiers (“AMF”) and is entered on the commercial register of Nanterre GP 99-26, register n. SIREN 421345489 with registered office in Immeuble Ile de France, 4, Place de la Pyramide, La Défense 9, 92800 Puteaux France, VAT n. FR88.421345.489.00015.HSBC Global Asset Management (France) is part of a worldwide group of businesses known as HSBC Global Asset Management which is ultimately owned by HSBC Holdings plc. the holding company of the group based in the United Kingdom. Should you wish to contact us please refer to the Contact Us link which can be found on each page of the Site.

In these Terms

  • 'Content' means all pages, screens, information and materials included in or accessible through this Site (including any content available on any email or SMS services)
  • 'you', 'your' and 'yours' means you, the person(s) accessing this Site and the party on whose behalf you are doing so
  • 'HSBC Group' means HSBC Holdings Plc, its subsidiaries and associated companies from time to time

TERMS
These Terms cover your use of this Site. All products and services provided by members of the HSBC Group have their own terms and conditions (the 'Product Terms'). You must read both the Product Terms and these Terms. To the extent that the Product Terms conflict with these Terms or any Local Sites' terms and conditions then the Product Terms will prevail.

This Site is intended for professional clients only as defined by MIFID who access it from within Italy. and complies with the local laws or regulations. Please make sure you read carefully all applicable terms, conditions and disclaimers relevant to your use of the products, services or information that may be offered to you from time to time.

If any part of these Terms is found by any court or other competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable then such part shall be severed from the rest of the Terms which shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

CHANGES TO OUR TERMS
We may change these Terms at any time by updating these pages.

You agree to review any applicable terms and conditions regularly and that your use of any part of this Site will be subject to any such changes once they are made.

AVAILABILITY OF SITE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
The Content, including layout, of this Site or products or services available via this Site may be wholly or partially suspended, withdrawn or changed at any time.

We also reserve the right at any time to immediately suspend the provision of all or any part of this Site to you and/or block your access to this Site.

NO OFFER
Information or opinions contained on this Site do not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation, or offer to buy, any securities or financial instruments or investment advice or any advice or recommendation in respect of such securities or other financial instruments.

Should you seek to rely in any way whatsoever upon any Content contained on this Site, you do so at your own risk.

Before you make any decision or take any action that might affect you or your personal finances or business, you should always consult a suitably qualified professional adviser(s) to obtain appropriate financial, legal, accounting, tax and other advice.

You should read the latest version of the Key Investor Information Document (KIID) before making your investment decision. The KIID, the prospectus and the annual and semi-annual financial statement may be downloaded on this Site. You may also obtain them in paper form upon request.

INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE
Please note that the value of investments and the income derived from them may fluctuate and an investor may not receive back the amount originally invested. Where past performance is shown it refers to the past and should not be seen as an indication of future performance. The value and any income arising from any investment referred to on this Site may go down as well as up. In particular you may not get back the full amount invested. Where overseas securities are held the rate of currency exchange may cause the value of the investment to go up as well as down. Any forecast, projection or target is indicative only and is not guaranteed in any way. We accept no liability for any failure to meet such a forecast, projection or target.

In the case of investments for which there is not a recognised market it may be difficult for investors to sell their investment or to obtain reliable information about its value or the extent of the risks to which it is exposed.

NO WARRANTIES
Other than the warranties and representations contained in these Terms, all other warranties and representations, whether express, implied or statutory are, to the fullest extent permitted by the law, excluded. We do not exclude or restrict our liabilities or duties to you where or to the extent that this is prohibited by law or regulation. Use of this Site is at your sole risk.

We do not represent that:

  • any information contained on this Site will be accurate, complete or up to date or meet your specific requirements,
  • this Site will be available,
  • access to this Site will be uninterrupted or that there will be no delays, failures, errors or omissions or loss of information as this Site is transmitted to you,
  • no viruses or other contaminating or destructive materials or elements will be transmitted or that your computer system will not be damaged.

We do not provide any guarantee about the accuracy, functionality or performance of any third party software, Content or equipment used in connection with this Site.

EXCLUSION OF OUR LIABILITY
To the extent permitted by law, neither we nor any member of the HSBC Group shall be liable for any damage, loss or liability (whether arising in contract, tort, including negligence, or otherwise) arising out of or in connection with:

  • your use of this Site,
  • your reliance on or your inability to use the information, products or services on this Site, or
  • any failure or performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or line or system failure to this Site or your use or attempted use of it

The above exclusions apply to any damage which is direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential or consists of loss of profits, business, opportunity or data.

YOUR OBLIGATIONS
Security - it is your sole responsibility adequately to:

  • protect and back up your data and equipment,
  • undertake reasonable and appropriate precautions against any computer virus or other destructive materials or elements, and
  • ensure that your computers and your access to this Site are adequately secured against any unauthorised users

Your use of this Site - you may not use this Site or permit others to use this Site:

  • in any way (including via electronic means) and for any purpose which is unlawful, defamatory or libellous, offensive, abusive, indecent, menacing or threatening or in any way that infringes any intellectual property rights or breaches any obligations of confidence, or
  • to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any other person or in any other way which is in violation of any applicable law or regulation in any jurisdiction in the world, or
  • to introduce a virus or other disruptive material or element or otherwise disrupt or impair this Site or any communication service

You undertake to comply with any terms notified to you as required from time to time by any third party supplier of data or services to this Site, including but not limited to, where necessary, entering into a direct agreement with such third party in respect of your use of their data.

THIRD PARTY SITES AND ENDORSEMENTS
Links to Third Party Sites - where we provide hypertext links to other locations on the Internet, we do so for information purposes only. We are not responsible for the content of any websites or pages of third parties linked to or from this Site. Following links to any websites or pages of third parties shall be at your own risk. We shall not be responsible or liable for any damages or in any other way in connection with such linking of those websites or pages.

Downloads from Third Party Sites - links to third party downloadable software sites are for convenience only and we are not responsible nor are we liable for any difficulties or consequences associated with downloading that software. You are responsible for obtaining all necessary authorisations to use such software and we give no implied licence or warranty in relation to the obtaining of or use of such software whatsoever.

No Endorsement of Third Parties - no endorsement, approval or responsibility for appropriateness of any third parties or their advice, opinions, information, products or services is expressed or implied by any information on this Site or by any hyperlinks to or from any third party websites or pages.

LINKS TO OUR SITE
Neither you nor any other party may use any part of this Site on any other website, or link any other website to this Site, without our prior written permission.

We are not responsible for the set up of any link from a third party website to our Site.

Neither you nor any other party may deep link to, frame, spider, harvest or scrape the Content or otherwise access the Content for any purposes, or use any machine, electronic, web based or similar device to read or extract the Content by machine based or automated means, without our prior written permission.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Our Rights - all intellectual property rights (including, without limitation, copyright, database rights, design rights, patents and trademarks) in the Content are owned by or licensed to us unless otherwise stated.

HSBC - HSBC and the HSBC logo are trademarks of HSBC Holdings plc and all rights and benefits in them vest in HSBC Holdings plc.

Copying by you and your access to the Site - you may print, copy, download or temporarily store extracts from this Site for your personal use or to help you use our products and services. You must not alter any extract contained on or obtained from this Site in any form. Any other use is prohibited unless you first get our written permission. Without limiting the above, unless you first get our written consent, you may not reproduce, modify, adapt, transmit, publish, broadcast, create derivative works of, store, archive or in any way exploit any of the Content. Without limitation, neither you nor any other party may do any of the following without prior written consent from us:

  • create any data base in electronic or structured manual form by systematically downloading and storing all or any of the Content; or
  • redistribute any of the Content (including by using it as part of any syndication, content aggregation, archive or similar service); or
  • remove the copyright or trademark notice from any copies of Content made in accordance with these Terms

INTERNET AND E-MAIL COMMUNICATIONS
Messages sent over the Internet (including e-mail) cannot be guaranteed to be completely secure as they are subject to possible interception, monitoring, delay, loss or alteration.

Neither we nor any other member of the HSBC Group are responsible for any such messages nor liable to you or anyone else for any damages or otherwise in connection with any messages sent by you to us or any other party or any messages sent or appearing to be sent by us or any third party to you over the Internet (including e-mail). You should not include any sensitive or confidential information in such messages.

OUR MONITORING OF COMMUNICATIONS
To help us improve our service and in the interest of security, we may monitor and/or record communications (whether over the Internet, telephone or otherwise) between you and us. All recordings are our sole property

DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY
We are committed to protecting your privacy. In principle, you can visit this Site without revealing any personal data. We do not use this Site to collect any personal data.

COOKIES
We use cookies to make our Site more secure and easier to use.

Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored on your computer, smartphone or other device for accessing the internet, whenever you visit a website. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device. We use cookies for a variety of reasons, such as to determine your preferences and let you navigate between pages efficiently. Some of the functions that cookies perform can also be achieved using similar technologies.

Our cookies do not store personal information such as your name, address, telephone or email or any other information that would enable anyone to contact you.

More information about cookies can be found on www.allaboutcookies.org or by clicking on the "Cookie Policy" link of this website

CHILDREN
This Site is not intended to be used by minors.

GOVERNING LAW
These Terms are governed by the Italian law and to the exclusive jurisdiction of the court of your place of residence.

YOUR QUERIES
If you have any queries please contact:
HSBC Global Asset Management (France) Italian Branch
Piazzetta Bossi, 1 – 20121 Milan, Italy.
Email: hsbc-am.italy@hsbc.com