Please read the following important legal information carefully. By accessing the website of Bank Sarasin & Co. Ltd (hereinafter referred to as "Bank Sarasin") you declare that you have understood the important legal information and that you agree with it. If you are not in agreement with individual conditions of this important legal information or if you do not wish to accept them, we ask you to leave the website of Bank Sarasin.
The Bank Sarasin website is not intended for persons (natural persons or legal entities) for which use of or access to the Bank Sarasin website would contravene the laws of their state (on account of nationality or domicile/registered office of the person concerned or for other reasons). Such persons are not permitted to access the website of Bank Sarasin. This applies in particular to citizens and inhabitants of the USA.
Persons with residence/registered office in a country for which a subsidiary company of Bank Sarasin domiciled in that country maintains its own website are requested to switch to the relevant website (overview of subsidiary companies).
The contents of this website present Bank Sarasin. Not all the investment instruments, products and services presented on this website are available or suitable for people in all countries. Whether an investment instrument, a product or a service may be offered to a certain person depends on the provisions of law and regulations applicable in the relevant country.
The entire contents (including all elements contained in them) of the Bank Sarasin website are protected by copyright (all rights reserved).
SARASIN (Logo), RESPONSIBLY YOURS, SARASIN PRIME FUND SELECTION, SARASIN PRIME BLEND, SARASIN PURE OAK, SARASIN SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT, SARASIN SUSTAINABILITY MATRIX, SARASIN NON TRADITIONAL AG, SARASIN INTERNATIONAL SECURITIES LIMITED, SARASIN HORIZON, ACORN, FONDSOFT (Logo) are trademarks of Bank Sarasin and are registered in various jurisdictions.
Use of the Bank Sarasin website does not grant the user any right to the contents, software, a registered trademark or other element of the Bank Sarasin website. All ownership rights remain with Bank Sarasin or third parties as the case may be. Any reproduction (full or partial), transmission (electronically or by other means), linking, alteration or use of the Bank Sarasin website or of a registered trademark of Bank Sarasin for a public or commercial purpose is not permitted without the prior written consent of Bank Sarasin.
The contents published on the Bank Sarasin website do not constitute an invitation or offer to acquire, hold or sell the investment instruments mentioned on this website or other products nor an invitation or offer to engage in other transactions or legal business. They serve exclusively the purpose of personal use and informational purposes and, as with this important legal information, they may be changed by Bank Sarasin at any time without prior notification.
The contents provided on the Bank Sarasin website are not recommendations or decision aids for your investment decisions or other decisions and they do not constitute any type of advice. It is recommended that expert advice be taken before an investment decision is made.
Bank Sarasin takes the greatest possible care when compiling contents on this website. However, Bank Sarasin and their contracting parties provide no guarantee (including liability in respect of third parties) concerning correctness, up-to-dateness and completeness of contents on this website. In particular, there is no obligation on the part of Bank Sarasin to update the contents or to remove contents on this website that are obsolete.
Furthermore, Bank Sarasin accepts no responsibility and gives no guarantee that the functions of the website will not be interrupted or that they are free from errors, that errors will be rectified or that the site or the relevant server is free from viruses and other harmful elements and programs.
The following fundamental principle applies: the higher the risk (fluctuations in rates) the longer the investment duration should be and the higher the potential profits. The value of the capital invested and the income from it (e.g. payments in connection with investment funds) are subject to fluctuations and they may cease altogether. Investments in foreign currencies are subject to direct and indirect exchange-rate fluctuations. As a matter of principle, individual financial products are subject to higher risks (e.g. investment funds which invest predominantly in emerging markets and/or in shares of low-capitalised companies and/or in high-coupon bonds). Positive past performance is therefore no guarantee of a positive performance in the future. Bank Sarasin can therefore provide no guarantee of preservation of value (or an increase in value) of the capital invested and investors must be prepared and be in a position to accept substantial losses or even total losses.
Bank Sarasin and their contracting parties refuse, where legally permissible, to accept any liability (including negligence and liability in respect of third parties) for any losses from direct, indirect or consequential losses of any type associated with the use of this website and contents included therein or with the risks of financial markets.
Using a link may cause you to leave the Bank Sarasin website. Bank Sarasin has not checked the websites of third parties linked to this website and they accept no responsibility for their legality or their content.
The use of e-mail is voluntarily. The sending of e-mails via public networks is unprotected and they can be intercepted, read and altered by third parties. Even if the sender and recipient are in Switzerland, e-mails are frequently sent uncontrolled across borders. In addition to the content, the sender and recipient of the e-mail can be seen by third parties. Consequently, a conclusion about a relationship with Bank Sarasin is possible. This also applies for e-mails which are used in communication with Bank Sarasin (e.g. use of the website and e-services).
Bank Sarasin is entitled to reply by e-mail to e-mails from the user. However, subject to separate agreements, messages and orders (including payment orders) by e-mail are not binding for Bank Sarasin for security reasons. Bank Sarasin accepts no liability for losses incurred from the use of e-mail or due to orders placed by e-mail not being executed or not being executed on time.
For technical reasons delivery of e-mails cannot be guaranteed by Bank Sarasin. Bank Sarasin accepts no liability for losses due to late delivery or non-delivery of e-mails.
Bank Sarasin respects the private and personal sphere of the user and processes the user's personal data, insofar as personal data is to be recorded at the time of a visit on our website, in accordance with the prevailing provisions of law.
When the user visits the Bank Sarasin website, no personal data (e.g. name, address, telephone number etc.) is recorded without the user's consent. Only personal data provided to Bank Sarasin by the user may be stored. The user will only be asked to enter personal data if he wishes to use the interactive services on the website. However, Bank Sarasin points out that personal data or personality profiles (e.g. client profile, investment profile) requiring special protection ("Personal Data") may be collected and processed using applications, forms or questionnaires completed by a user or on the basis of agreements that a user concludes with Bank Sarasin, or when user substantiate or maintain a client relationship with Bank Sarasin. In particular, Bank Sarasin collects and processes Personal Data for the following purposes: (i) Complying with statutory obligations, (ii) maintaining the client relationship, especially in respect of providing and marketing services and investments in products and assets by clients, and (iii) improving the quality of products and services. Personal Data will be passed on to Bank Sarasin Group companies, to third-party service providers when outsourcing services or to authorities and courts in Switzerland and abroad subject to users' consent, or without users' consent insofar as Bank Sarasin is authorised or obliged to do so on account of statutory or regulatory provisions.
Personal data will only be used by Bank Sarasin, their Swiss and foreign subsidiaries and investment companies (hereinafter referred to as "Sarasin Group") for the purpose specified at the time of entering the data and for marketing purposes. Personal data will only be forwarded to third parties insofar as Bank Sarasin is required to do so by legal or regulatory provisions or if these third parties are involved in the service for which the personal data has been entered. Suitable security precautions are applied when personal data is stored.
Bank Sarasin also gathers and analyses anonymous data relating to use of their website, e.g. the number of visits to the site, pages visited, duration of sessions, IP addresses etc. in order to assess the benefit provided by the site. However, data recorded in this way is used exclusively for statistical purposes and it is not forwarded to third parties outside the Sarasin Group.
Bank Sarasin also draws attention to the fact that when a user accesses this website, cookies (strings of information sent by a website and stored on the user's computer) can be stored or accessed temporarily on the user's computer. This allows Bank Sarasin to identify the computer accessing the website and thus to provide navigation shortcuts for the user's benefit. Only a minimum of information is recorded in the cookies used by Bank Sarasin. By modifying Internet browser settings the user can prevent cookies from being placed on his computer. Depending on the browser settings selected, blocked cookies may reduce the functionality of the website or prevent access to it. Bank Sarasin accepts no liability for such a restriction of the website.
The Sarasin Group and/or their board members, managers or staff may have invested in financial products in the past or they may be currently investing in financial products or invest in financial products in the future about which the Bank Sarasin website contains information. Furthermore, it is possible that these natural persons and legal entities have rendered, are rendering or will render in the future services for the issuers of such financial products, for example in investment banking, corporate finance or market-making or as board members or as managers they may have participated in their managements, be doing so now or do so in the future.
Access to and use of the Bank Sarasin website as well as this important legal information is subject to Swiss law. The place of jurisdiction is Basel.
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