Terms of Use for the Structured Product Website
By accessing this website, the pages contained on it, and the products, services, information, tools and material contained or described herein (this "Site"), you confirm that you are legally resident in Hong Kong at the time this Site is accessed and you acknowledge your agreement with and understanding of the following terms of use. Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Limited does not accept any responsibility whatsoever for the distribution of the information and material available to individuals or entities which provide false certification regarding their country of legal residence/ location.
For legal reasons the contents of this Site cannot be made available to US residents. The materials and any products described herein are not being offered or targeted to US persons or to US residents and access by them is not permitted.
Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Limited takes sole responsibility for the content of this Site. Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Limited is an entity licensed with the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong for dealing in securities under the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap 571, the Laws of Hong Kong).
Ownership of Site, Trademarks and Copyrights
Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Limitedand other trademarks on this Site are trademarks and service marks or registered trademarks or service marks of Credit Suisse Group AG and/or its direct or indirect subsidiaries (hereinafter referred to as "Credit Suisse" or "we"). All material available on this Site, except where otherwise noted, is under copyright to Credit Suisse. Credit Suisse reserves all rights with respect to copyright and trademark ownership of all material on this Site, and will enforce such rights to the full extent of applicable law.
Use confined to Hong Kong residents only
This Site and the financial products (including warrants, callable bull/bear contracts (“CBBCs”) or other structured products listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited described in this Site (“Structured Products”)) are only directed at and intended for residents of Hong Kong only. It is not intended for distribution to or use by, any person or entity who is a citizen or resident of or located in any jurisdiction where such distribution, publication, availability or use would be contrary to applicable law or regulation or which would subject Credit Suisse to any registration or licensing requirement within such jurisdiction.
It may be illegal to download any information from this Site in other countries and Credit Suisse disclaims all responsibility if you download any information from this Site in breach of any law of country in which you are residing. The information and services provided in this Site and the Structured Products described herein may not be suitable for you.
The information and materials on this Site is subject to change and must not be relied on, or acted upon by persons outside Hong Kong. By entering this Site, you confirm that you are a resident of Hong Kong and agree to be bound by this terms of use.
No advice / recommendation / fiduciary relationship
The materials and information contained in this Site are provided for information and discussion purposes only and do not constitute or form an (or any part of an) offer, invitation, inducement, advice, recommendation, to acquire, dispose of, subscribe for or underwrite any Structured Products. The materials do not constitute any advice or any form of recommendation to purchase or sell the Structured Products or to conclude any transaction. Nothing contained herein shall form the basis of any contract or commitment whatsoever. Neither this Site nor any material on this Site shall be construed as an advertisement, inducement or representation of any kind or form whatsoever. The materials on this Site do not take into account the particular needs of any specific user.
Credit Suisse will not treat users of this Site as its clients by virtue of them accessing it. Credit Suisse does not assume any fiduciary responsibility or liability with respect to any investment in the Structured Products. You should make your own appraisal of the Structured Products and seek independent financial advice prior to taking any investment decision on the basis of any information contained herein and no information herein constitutes general or specific investment, legal, tax or accounting advice of any kind.
No verification
Information, opinions and other materials presented in this Site have been obtained or derived from sources (including, without limitation to Reuters and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited) believed to be reliable, but Credit Suisse has not verified the materials and makes no representation as to their accuracy or completeness. Credit Suisse maintains the right to delete or modify information on this Site without prior notice.
Credit Suisse is not under any obligation to update or keep current the information on this Site. None of Credit Suisse or its associated and connected persons, directors, officers and/ or employees (including persons involved in the preparation or issuance of the materials on this Site) or any information provider makes any representation or warranty, express or implied, of any kind as to the truth, accuracy, completeness, adequacy or reasonableness of the materials on this Site or as to the fitness of any such material for any purpose.
Any indicative pricing levels, disclosure materials, valuations, other analysis published on this Site have been prepared on assumptions and parameters that reflect good faith determinations. The assumptions and parameters used are not the only ones which could have reasonably been selected, and accordingly, no guarantee is given in respect of the accuracy, reasonableness or completeness of such quotations, disclosure or analysis. No representation or warranty is made that any indicative return or performance will be achieved in the future. Such information does not constitute investment advice by Credit Suisse and is for information purposes only.
Risk considerations for structured products
The price of the Structured Products may fall in value as rapidly as it may rise and investors may sustain a total loss of their investment. CBBCs have a mandatory call feature and may be terminated early, in such case, (i) an investor of category N CBBCs will not receive any cash payment; (ii) the residual value for category R CBBCs may be zero. Certain investments are subject to high volatility, and may experience sudden and large falls in their value. It is not possible to predict whether the secondary market for the Structured Products will be liquid or illiquid. Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Limited may be the only liquidity provider for the Structured Products. Any opinions, forecasts or estimates herein constitute a judgment as of the date the information is published, and there can be no assurance that future results or events will be consistent with any such opinions, forecasts or estimates.
You are cautioned that actual results may differ materially from those set forth in any forward-looking statements. Past performance should not be taken as an indication or guarantee of future performance, and no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made regarding future performance. Investing entails risks, including possible loss of principal.
You should therefore ensure that you understand the nature and risks of the Structured Products and should, where applicable, consult your own legal, tax, accounting, financial and other professional advisers to ensure that any decision to invest in the Structured Products is suitable with regard to your specific circumstances and financial position.
In respect of each issue of the Structured Products, you should carefully review and understand the terms and conditions of the Structured Products, together with the financial and other information of the issuer, as set out in the relevant listing documents applicable to such Structured Products.
We may take proprietary positions and may have long or short positions or other interests in the Structured Products and may purchase and/ or sell the Structured Products at any time in the open market or otherwise, in each case whether as principal, agent or as market maker. We are or may also be involved in other financial, investment and professional activities which may on occasion give rise to interests or a conflict of interests in respect of the securities which are the subject of this Site.
No warranty and liability
The information on this Site is provided on an “as is”, “as available” basis. Credit Suisse makes no warranty that access to this Site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that viruses or other harmful components will not be transmitted in connection with your use of this site.
Credit Suisse hereby expressly disclaims, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law and/or regulation, all warranties, express, statutory or implied, regarding this Site and any results to be obtained from the use of this Site and its contents, including but not limited to all warranties of merchantability, non-infringement and fitness for a particular purpose or use under the applicable laws and/or regulations of any jurisdiction. Credit Suisse does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, suitability, completeness or availability of this Site or the information or results obtained from use of it.
Risks for communication over the internet
Transmission for information over the Internet are not secure and may be subject to interruption, transmission delay or blackout beyond our control. Information contained on this Site may be intercepted, lost, destroyed or delayed in transmission. Although we will use reasonable efforts to minimise such risk, we do not warrant that any communication available or generated from this Site is free from viruses, worms or other harmful components.
You acknowledge that Credit Suisse will not be liable to anyone for any damages arising in tort, contract, strict liability or otherwise from access to or use of or inability to access or use this Site or in connection with any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, transmission defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or line or system failure, regardless or whether they are direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages of any character, including damages for trading losses or lost profits, or for any claim or demand by any third party, even if Credit Suisse knew or had reason to know of the possibility of such damages claim or demand.
Credit Suisse is not responsible for any damage to your computer, software, modem, telephone or other property resulting from your use of the system. Credit Suisse disclaims any liability for any tampering with your computer system by unauthorised parties. We expressly remind you of the risk of viruses, and the possibility of attacks by hackers.
We have taken reasonable steps to ensure that any personal information supplied by you through this Site will be kept confidential and, save as expressly provided, will only be used in ways which you have consented to. Please read our Privacy Policy to understand how your personal information will be treated when you use this Site./div>
Links to Other Websites
This Site may contain links to websites controlled or offered by third parties. Activating these links may cause you to leave this Site. Such links, addresses or hyperlinks are provided solely for your convenience and information. Credit Suisse has not reviewed any of the websites linked with or connected to this Site, or which provide links to this Site, and does not accept any liability for their contents and hereby disclaims liability (in negligence or otherwise) for any loss howsoever arising from any use of the information, materials, products or services posted or offered at any of the sites linked to this Site. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing and the maximum extent permitted by laws in Hong Kong, we will not be liable to anyone for any interruption, inaccuracy, error or omission, regardless of cause, in the information on the third party websites or for any kind of damages arising in connection therewith.
By creating a link to a third party website, Credit Suisse does not endorse or recommend any products or services offered on that website, nor is Credit Suisse liable for any failure of products or services offered or advertised at those sites. Such third party may have a privacy policy different from our privacy policy and the third party website may provide less security than this Site.
Updates / termination
We may amend these Terms of Use from time to time by posting the updated version on this Site, although we do not undertake to update this Site regularly. We also reserve the right to restrict, interrupt or terminate this Site. No other form of notification will be delivered to you.
If there is any inconsistency between the English version of these “Terms of Use” and their Chinese translation, the English version of these “Terms of Use” prevails.
Governing law and jurisdiction
This “Terms of Use” are governed by and will be construed in accordance with the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (“Hong Kong”). By accessing this Site, you are deemed to agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Hong Kong in respect of any matters or disputes arising under this Site.