Terms of use / disclaimer

By accessing this website ("UBS Website") you agree to be legally bound by these terms of use / disclaimer ("Terms of Use"). Please also consult the applicable additional legal information for your relevant country.

If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, do not proceed to further web pages of the UBS Website.

These Terms of Use as well as the information and materials contained in the UBS Website are subject to change from time to time without notice.

Access Subject to Local Restrictions

The UBS Website and all information and functionality contained within it are not directed at or intended for use by any person resident or located in any jurisdiction where (1) the distribution of such information or functionality is contrary to the laws of such jurisdiction or (2) such distribution is prohibited without obtaining the necessary licenses or authorisations by the relevant branch, subsidiary or affiliate office of UBS and such licenses or authorisations have not been obtained.

Services and Products

Products and services displayed on the UBS Website may not be eligible for sale or available to residents of certain countries or certain categories of investors. Please consult the applicable terms and conditions such as sales restrictions or key specific notes for further information.

Any materials available on the UBS Website have no regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any specific recipient. Any report available on the UBS Website is published for information purposes and is not to be construed as a solicitation or an offer to buy or sell any securities or related financial instruments. Unless specifically stated otherwise, all price information is indicative only. No representation or warranty, either express or implied, is provided in relation to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of the materials, nor are they a complete statement of the securities, markets or developments referred to herein. The materials should not be regarded by recipients as a substitute for the exercise of their own judgement. Any opinions are subject to change without notice and may differ or be contrary to opinions expressed by other business areas or groups of UBS as a result of using different assumptions and criteria. UBS is not under any obligation to update or keep current the information contained herein.

No Offer

The information contained in the UBS Website is just for informational purposes. No information published on the UBS Website constitutes a solicitation, an offer, or a recommendation to buy or sell any investment instruments, to effect any transactions, or to conclude any legal act of any kind whatsoever.

UBS does not intend to provide investment, legal or tax advice through the UBS Website and does not represent that any securities or services discussed are suitable for any investor.

When making a decision about your investments, you should seek the advice of a professional financial advisor.

Forward Looking Statements

The UBS Website may contain statements that constitute "forward looking statements". While these forward looking statements may represent UBS’ judgment and future expectations, a number of risks, uncertainties and other important factors could cause actual developments and results to differ materially from UBS’ expectations. UBS is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

No Warranty

The information and materials contained on the UBS Website are provided "as is" and "as available". UBS makes no representations or warranties of any kind, either express or implied, with respect to the information and functionality contained in the UBS Website, including but not limited to warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Without limiting the foregoing, UBS does not warrant the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, reliability or availability of the UBS Website or the information or results obtained from use of the UBS Website, or that the UBS Website is virus-free or error-free.

No Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by law, in no event shall UBS or any of its directors, employees or agents have any liability whatsoever to any person for any direct or indirect loss, liability, cost, claim, expense or damage of any kind, whether in contract or in tort, including negligence, or otherwise, arising out of or related to the use of all or part of these web pages, even if UBS has been advised of the possibility of the same.

Links

The UBS Website may contain third party content or links to third party websites. These content and links are provided solely for your convenience and information. UBS has no control over, does not assume any responsibility for and does not make any warranties or representations as to, any third party content or websites, including but not limited to, the accuracy, subject matter, quality or timeliness. UBS shall have no liability for third party content or websites or websites linking to or framing the UBS Website.

Social Bookmarks

The UBS Website may contain Social Bookmarks which are identifiable by means of respective buttons. Social Bookmarks allow users of certain social media platforms to post links of selected UBS web pages on their corresponding social media profile in order to bookmark them or share them with their social media contacts. If you use Social Bookmarks you will be sending identifying data to the respective social media platform. Any comments or activity arising from persons using Social Bookmarks is not controlled, endorsed or monitored by UBS and UBS shall not be responsible or liable for such. Persons who share UBS communications via Social Bookmarks are not authorized to speak for or represent UBS and their views and opinions must be regarded as strictly their own and not UBS's. In addition, the provisions in these Terms of Use relating to Links also apply to Social Bookmarks.

Intellectual Property Rights

UBS, or the applicable third party owner, retains all right, title and interest (including copyrights, trademarks, patents, as well as any other intellectual property or other right) in all information and content (including all text, data, graphics and logos) on the UBS Website. Individual pages and/or sections of the UBS Website may be printed for personal or internal use only, and provided that such print outs retain all applicable copyright or other proprietary notices. All users must not, without limitation, modify, copy, transmit, distribute, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, frame, create derivative works from, transfer or otherwise use in any other way for commercial or public purposes in whole or in part any information, text, graphics, images, video clips, directories, databases, listings or software obtained from the UBS Website without the prior written permission of UBS. Systematic retrieval of content from the UBS Website to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory (whether through robots, spiders, automatic devices or manual processes) or creating links to the UBS Website without written permission from UBS is prohibited.

The key symbol and UBS are among the registered and unregistered trademarks of UBS. Other marks may be trademarks of their respective owners. Except as noted above, you may not use any trademarks of UBS for any purpose without the written permission of UBS.

Electronic Communication (E-Mail)

The Internet is an universally accessible medium. Ordinary E-mail messages sent over the Internet are neither confidential nor secure. They may be viewed by third parties, lost, intercepted or altered. E-mails may circulate across national borders, even if both sender and recipient are located in the same country.

You are therefore recommended to communicate with UBS by using a secure channel if such channel is provided by UBS. In no event should you use ordinary E-mail to transmit personal or confidential information such as any account related data.

Unless explicitly stated otherwise, UBS does not accept any orders or instructions sent by E-mail or any other electronic messaging system.

UBS shall not be liable to you or anybody else for any damages incurred in connection with any messages sent to UBS using ordinary E-mail or any other electronic messaging system.

Severability Clause

To the extent that any provision of these Terms of Use is found by any competent court or authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed not to be part of this disclaimer but such finding shall not affect the validity, lawfulness or enforceability of the remainder of these Terms of Use in that jurisdiction, nor shall it affect the validity, lawfulness or enforceability of these Terms of Use in any other jurisdiction.

Conflict with Additional Terms

Certain web pages or areas on the UBS Website may contain additional terms, conditions, disclosures and disclaimers (together “Additional Terms”). In the event of a conflict between these Terms of Use and the Additional Terms, the Additional Terms will govern for those web pages or areas.

Last update in February 2009.