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Important legal information

Please read the following important legal information carefully. By accessing the website of Bank J. Safra Sarasin Ltd, Basel (hereinafter referred to as "the Bank") you declare that you have understood and agree to this important legal information. If you do not agree or do not want to agree with an individual condition of this important legal information, we ask you to leave the website of the Bank.
Local legal restrictions
The Bank's website is not intended for (natural or legal) persons for whom the use or the access to the Banks' website (based upon the nationality or the domicile/registered office of the concerned person or for any other reason) would violate the laws of their respective jurisdiction. Such persons are not permitted to access the website of the Bank. This applies in particular to persons having their domicile/registered office in the United States of America.
Persons having their domicile/registered office in a country for which an affiliated company of the Bank maintains a separate website are requested to switch over to the corresponding website of the affiliated company.
The contents of this website are intended as portrayal of the Bank. Not all financial instruments, products, and services presented on this website are available or suitable for persons in every jurisdiction. Whether or not a financial instrument, product or service may be offered to a particular person is subject to the legal and regulatory provisions in effect in the respective jurisdiction.
Proprietary rights, copyrights and trademark rights
The entire contents (and all elements included therein) of the Bank's website are protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Safra (Logo), Sarasin (Logo), Responsibly yours, Sarasin Prime Blend, Sarasin Pure Oak, Sarasin Sustainable Investment, Sarasin Sustainability-Matrix®, Sarasin Sustainability-Matrix (Logo), SWIPO, SWIPOC, Sarasin Swiss IPO Index, Sarasin Non Traditional AG, Sarasin International Securities Limited, and Sarasin Horizon are trademarks of the J. Safra Sarasin Group and registered in various jurisdictions.
The use of the Bank's website does not grant the user any rights to the contents, to the software, to a registered trademark or to any other component of the Bank's website. The Bank or any third party, if applicable, retains ownership of any and all proprietary rights. Any reproduction (in whole or in part), transmission (electronically or by another means), linkage, modification or use of the Bank's website or of a registered trademark for public or commercial purposes requires the Bank's prior written approval.
No offer
The contents published on the website neither constitutes a solicitation nor an offer to buy, hold or sell financial instruments or other products mentioned on this website nor a solicitation or an offer to enter into any legal or other transaction. The contents are exclusively intended for personal use and information purposes and are, like this important legal information, subject to change by the Bank at any time and without prior notice.
The contents made available on the Bank's website do not constitute any recommendation or decision support for your investment and other decisions and are in no way advisory in nature. It is recommended to consult a professional before making any investment decision.
No guarantee
The Bank uses the utmost diligence in compiling the contents on this website. However, the Bank and its contracting partners do not assume any guarantee (including any liability toward third parties) with regard to the accuracy, up-to-dateness and completeness of the contents published on this website. In particular, the Bank is not obligated to update the contents on the website or to remove outdated contents from this website.
Furthermore, the Bank does not assume any responsibility and does not provide any guarantee that the functions on this website will operate without interruptions or error-free, that errors will be corrected or that the website or the respective server is free of any viruses or other harmful components and programs.
Risk notice / Performance
As a general rule: The higher the risk (price fluctuations), the longer the investment period should be and the higher the profit opportunities will be. The value of the invested capital and the income resulting out of it (e.g. distributions in connection with investment funds) are subject to fluctuations or may cease altogether. Financial instruments in foreign currencies are directly and indirectly subject to foreign exchange fluctuations. Individual financial instruments are generally subject to higher risks (e.g. investment funds that primarily invest in emerging markets and/or in stocks of companies with a low capitalization and/or in high-yield bonds). A positive past performance does not guarantee a positive performance in the future. Therefore, the Bank cannot assume a guarantee for a value preservation (or even a value increase) of the invested capital and the investors must be willing and in a position to accept substantial losses or even total losses.
Exclusion of liability
The Bank and its contracting partners exclude, to the extent permitted by law, any liability (including negligence and liability toward third parties) for any losses arising from direct, indirect or consequential damages of any kind that are related to the use of this website and the contents made available thereon or with the risks associated with financial markets.
Linked websites
The use of a link may cause you to leave the Bank's website. The Bank has not verified the websites of third parties linked to the Bank's website and does not assume any responsibility for their legality or contents.
Use of e-mail
The use of e-mail is voluntary. The transmission of e-mails via public networks is unprotected and may be intercepted, read and modified by third parties. Even if the sender and recipient are located in Switzerland, e-mails are regularly and uncontrolledly sent across borders. In addition to the contents, the sender and the recipient of the e-mail can be identified by third parties permitting to draw a conclusion to an existing relationship with the Bank. This also applies to e-mails that are being used for communication with the Bank.
The Bank is hereby authorized to respond to e-mails of the user via e-mail. However, subject to separate agreements, the Bank is for security reasons not bound by communications and orders (including orders relating to payment or financial instrument transactions) sent via e-mail. The Bank is in no event liable for any damages arising from the use of e-mail or from the non-execution or delayed execution of orders given via e-mail.
For technical reasons, the delivery of e-mails cannot be guaranteed by the Bank. The Bank excludes any liability for damages arising from the delayed or failed delivery of e-mails.
Data processing
The Bank respects the user's privacy and personal sphere and processes the personal data of the user, insofar such personal data is collected when visiting our website, in compliance with the applicable statutory provisions.
If the user visits the Bank's website, no personal data, (for example name, address, telephone number etc.) is being collected without the user's consent. Only that personal data is stored that is made available to the Bank by the user. The user is only requested to enter personal data if he wants to use the interactive services of the website. However, the Bank points out that personal data and personal profiles that are especially worthy of protection (e.g. client and investment profiles) (hereinafter referred to as "Personal Data") may be collected and processed by means of applications, forms or questionnaires completed by the user or by means of agreements that a user enters into with the Bank, or if users establish or maintain a client relationship with the Bank. In particular, the Bank collects and processes Personal Data for the following purposes: (i) compliance with legal obligations, (ii) maintaining client relationships, in particular with regard to the provision and marketing of services and investments in products and assets by clients, and (iii) improvement of the quality of products and services. The sharing of Personal Data with an affiliated company of the Bank, third-party service providers in the event of the outsourcing of services, or with authorities and courts within or outside of Switzerland is done with or without the consent of the user to the extent that the Bank is authorized or obligated to do so on account of statutory or regulatory provisions.
Furthermore, the Bank collects and analyzes anonymous data in regard to the use of its website, such as the number of website visits, visited web pages, duration of the website visits, IP addresses etc. in order to be able to evaluate the benefits offered by the website. However, in this case, the data collected in this manner will be used exclusively for statistical purposes and will not be shared with third parties outside the J. Safra Sarasin Group.
Potential conflicts of interests
The J. Safra Sarasin Group and/or its board of directors, officers or employees may have invested in the past, are currently investing or may invest in the future in financial instruments about which the Bank's website may contain information. In addition, it cannot be ruled out that these natural and legal persons may have rendered, are currently rendering or will render in the future services for the issuers of such financial instruments, for example in the area of Investment Banking, Corporate Finance or Market Making, or have served, are currently serving or will serve in the future as directors or officers in such issuers' management.
Applicable law / Place of jurisdiction
The access to and the use of the Bank's website and this important legal information are subject to Swiss law. The place of jurisdiction is Basel.