TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This website is published by Societe Generale:
Société Anonyme with a capital stock of EUR 1,006,509,557.50 as of 08 January 2015
At December 31, 2011, Societe Generale's paid-up share capital amounted to EUR 970,099,988.75 and comprised 776,079,991 shares with a nominal value of EUR 1.25 per share, all eligible for dividends paid out of income earned from January 1, 2011.
Paris Trade Register No. 552 120 222
APE No.: 651C
FIRM REFERENCE NUMBER : 124866 – Societe Generale
Registered Office: 29 Boulevard Haussmann 75009 Paris
VAT No : FR 27 552 120 222
Legal Representative: Mr Frédéric OUDÉA, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Publication Manager: Mr Jonathan Whitehead
Editorial Manager: Mr Arnaud MARTEL
This website is hosted by Societe Generale
Contact : Tel : + 33 1 4213 8600 email : email@example.com
The website is hosted by Ffastfill on behalf of Societe Generale.
Jurisdiction and Applicable Law
The English courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our website and your use of our website although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.
Societe Generale is a French credit institution (bank) authorized by the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (or Prudential Control and Resolution Authority per its translation to the English language) and controlled by this Authority and by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (or Financial Market Authority per its translation to the English language) in France to act as a credit institution and investment firm (hereafter « investment services bank »), entitled to perform any banking activity or to provide any investment service except the operation of Multilateral Trading Facilities, under the provisions of the French Code Monétaire et Financier (Monetary and Financial Code per its translation to the English language).
Accessing Our Website
Access to our website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our website without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our website through your username and password are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.
Contents of this website
Societe Generale and any other entity member of the Group Societe Generale shall and Societe Generale shall procure that any third party contributor (the "Contributors") shall take all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information displayed on this website is accurate and up-to-date.
Societe Generale reserves their right to amend the content of this website at any time, without prior notice. However, we are not able to guarantee that the information herein is complete or that it will not be modified by a third party (for example in the event that this website was infected by, particularly but not limited to, any kind of malware, in spite of all the precautions taken by Societe Generale). We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on content and materials on our website by any visitor to our website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
Our Website Changes Regularly
We aim to update our website regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our website, or close it indefinitely.
The material displayed on our website is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies, third parties connected to us and Contributors hereby expressly exclude:
(a) All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity; and
(b) Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our website or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our website, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:
• loss of income or revenue;
• loss of business;
• loss of profits or contracts;
• loss of anticipated savings;
• loss of data;
• loss of goodwill;
• wasted management or office time;
§ the increase of fees or charges for accessing and processing information; and any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.
This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
Societe Generale and the Contributors shall not be held liable for the results of any factor beyond their control nor for any loss or damage to your technical environment, including, but not limited to, hardware, software, or any other equipment used to access this website or use the services and/or the information herein.
You undertake to access and use the information contained on this website for exclusively for your own internal business purposes and within the limits specified in the Alpha Metals general terms and conditions .
Information about Financial Instruments
The terms and conditions relating to financial instruments are indicative. The information about financial instruments in question do not constitute on the part of Societe Generale either an offer to purchase, sell or subscribe financial products or services (including banking and insurance products), or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell. Societe Generale and the contributors hereby disclaim any and all liability related to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information drawn from external sources, although this information comes from sources deemed reliable.
When simulated past performance or past performance are presented, the relevant data pertaining to past periods are not a reliable indicator of future results. This applies even to the evolution of historical market data. When simulations of future performance are presented, the data for these performances are only predictions and are not a reliable indicator of future performance of the product. In addition, when past performance or simulated past performance are based on data expressed in a currency other than that of the State of the investor, the potential gains can increase or decrease based on changes exchange rate. Finally, when past performance or simulated performance (whether past or future) are presented, any gains can also be reduced by the effect of commissions, fees or other charges incurred by the investor.
Should you wish to obtain any of the products or services displayed herein, please contact Societe Generale to obtain information on the availability, contractual terms, conditions and prices.
Product subscription and Investment services provision
In accordance with its legal and regulatory requirements ( including but not limited to the Market in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID)), and depending on the type of financial instruments involved and your classification as agreed with Societe Generale, Societe Generale may be required to verify that the financial instruments are suitable or appropriate to your investment or hedging objectives, financial capacity, knowledge and experience.
Without prejudice to the legal and regulatory requirements of Societe Generale, investors must implement before investing in the product or entering into any transaction relating thereto, their own analysis of the product and its risks, particularly in terms of legal, tax and accounting, without relying solely on information supplied to them ; investors should consult, as deemed necessary, their own advisers on the matter or any other professional. Subject to compliance with legal or regulatory requirements, Societe Generale will not be held liable for financial consequences or any nature whatsoever arising from any transaction relating to the product or investment in the product.
The on-line request of subscription of a product or service offered by Societe Generale requires the acceptance of the latter and shall not be valid without it. Such subscription implies the subscriber's acceptance to the applicable contractual conditions and fees, and its submission to English law.
Transactions Concluded Through Our Website
Contracts for goods, services or information formed through our website or as a result of visits made by you are governed by our Alpha Metals General Terms and conditions.
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our website, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by trademark, copyright laws, other intellectual property laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our website must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the materials on our website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
Viruses, Hacking And Other Offences
You must not misuse our website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our website, the server on which our website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our website. You must not attack our website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our website will cease immediately.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
Societe Generale shall not be liable for any websites which are hypertext linked to our website nor are we liable for any hypertext links themselves;
You must not establish a link from any website to our website without obtaining our prior express written consent to do so.
Our website must not be framed on any other website, nor may you create a link to any part of our website other than the home page.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
Information About You And Your Visits To Our Website
We may collect and process the following data about you:
• Information that you provide by filling in forms on our website or otherwise. The providing of some personal data may be mandatory in order to process your requests. If so, mandatory fields will be marked with an asterisk or any equivalent.
• If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
• Details of transactions you carry out through our website and of the fulfilment of your orders.
• Details of your visits to our website including, but not limited to, traffic data, and other communication data and the resources that you access.
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
Where We Store Your Personal Data
The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers.
This information will be stored in and processed by Societe Generale and/or its named third party service providers or consultants' information systems.
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Uses Made Of Your Information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
(a) to ensure that content from our website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
(b) To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
(c) To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
(d) To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
(e) To notify you about changes to our service.
Disclosure Of Your Information
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries.
We may also share your personal information with our partners, brokers and insurers as well to our sub-contractors in order to process your transactions.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
• In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
• If Societe Generale or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
The data collected are to be used mainly for the continuation of the banking relationship with the customer. These data can also be used to keep you informed advise them of events, actions or publications that might be of interest to you .
Transfer of personal data outside the European Union
In particular owing to the international nature of Societe Generale Group, and in order to optimise quality of service, the communication of information mentioned above may involve the transfer of personal data to countries from outside the European Economic Area, whose legislation on the protection of personal data is different from that within the European Union. Throughout the entire length of the banking relationship, Societe Generale may entrust certain services with operational functions to service providers chosen for their expertise and reliability outside the European Union to provide targeted and limited IT services (tests, developments, IT maintenance).
Rights of access, modification and objection
You are entitled to access your personal information and to have it amended, updated or deleted, where such information is incorrect, incomplete or outdated. You may also, on legitimate grounds, object to the processing of your personal information. Such objection may, however, prohibit Societe Generale from providing the requested service. You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes.
You may exercise your right to access, rectify and object to the use of your personal information by writing to the Data Protection Officer of Societe Generale London Branch at the following address: SG House, 41 Tower Hill, London EC3N 4SG. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
Cookies: What they are and how to disable them
A cookie is a text file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer and which is used to authenticate you and record certain information about your navigation of a website during your browsing on the website. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently or securely, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the website to operate.
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
You may use our website only for lawful purposes. You may not use our website:
(a) In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
(b) In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
(c) To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
(d) To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
You also agree:
(a) Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our website in contravention of the provisions of our terms of website use.
(b) Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
(i) any part of our website;
(ii) any equipment or network on which our website is stored;
(iii) any software used in the provision of our website; or
(iv) any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
Suspension And Termination
We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of our website. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
(a) Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our website.
(b) Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our website.
(c) Issue of a warning to you.
(d) Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
(e) Further legal action against you.
(f) Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
Changes To The Acceptable Use Policy
We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our website.