Legal Information

HSBC operates in Ireland through HSBC Securities Services (Ireland) Limited, HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Ireland) Limited (both regulated by Central Bank of Ireland)and the Dublin Branch of HSBC Bank plc, which is authorised and regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority in the United Kingdom and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland for conduct of business rules (collectively referred to as "HSBC Ireland").

HSBC Ireland is a term of reference only and is not a legal entity. Any business conducted will be through the relevant entities mentioned above.

This Internet site describes the services offered by HSBC Ireland and is not intended for persons in other jurisdictions.

General information on this site

The information in this site is based on HSBC Ireland's understanding of the current law and practice at the time of going to press. Future changes in legislation, tax levels and practice could affect the information in this site.

This information is not intended to provide professional advice and should not be relied upon in that regard. Persons accessing these pages are advised to obtain appropriate professional advice where necessary. In some cases, information provided on this website has been obtained from other sources and while HSBC Ireland endeavours to maintain the accuracy of all information, it makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of this information and cannot be held responsible for errors or omissions. Persons accessing these pages are advised to obtain proper legal, accounting, tax or investment advice where necessary.

The information in this website is not and should not be construed as an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to purchase or subscribe for any securities, financial instruments or services. The information is obtained from sources believed to be reliable but which has not been independently verified; no guarantee, representation or warranty is made and no responsibility or liability as to its accuracy or completeness is accepted.

HSBC Ireland and its affiliates and/or their officers, directors and employees may own or have positions in any securities mentioned in this website (or in any related investment) and may from time to time add to or dispose of any such securities (or investment). HSBC Ireland and its affiliates may act as market maker or have assumed an underlying position in the securities of companies discussed in this website (or in any related investment) and may sell them to or buy them from customers on a principal basis and may also perform or seek to perform investment banking or underwriting services for or relating to those companies.

Further information and written details about our products and services are available from the appropriate HSBC entity in Ireland all of which are at the following address - 1 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2.

This site is not intended for persons located or resident in jurisdictions that restrict the distribution of information by us. Those people accessing these pages are required to inform themselves about and observe any relevant restrictions.

Website Terms & Conditions

Please read the details set out below carefully before using this website (the "Site"). By accessing this Site, you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions and disclaimers (the "Terms").

References to 'you', 'your' and 'yours' are references to the person(s) accessing the Site. References to 'we', 'us' and 'our' are references to HSBC Ireland or, where the context so requires, the appropriate entity listed at the start of this document. References to the 'HSBC Group' are references to HSBC Holdings plc, a company incorporated in England and Wales, its subsidiaries and associated companies. The entities making up HSBC Ireland are a part of the HSBC Group.

Terms

All our products and services and those of other members of the HSBC Group are subject to the terms and conditions and disclaimers of the applicable agreement governing their use.

These Terms are to be read by you together with any terms, conditions and disclaimers provided in the pages of the Site. In the event of any conflict, the terms, conditions and disclaimers provided in the pages of the Site shall prevail over these Terms.

The information, material and content provided in the pages of the Site may be changed at any time without notice. Changes may be made to the Terms at any time without notice by updating this posting. You agree to review the Terms regularly and your continued access to or use of the Site will mean that you agree to any changes.

No Offer

Neither the information, nor any opinion contained in our Site constitutes an offer to sell or solicitation or an offer to buy any securities or financial instruments or services or any advice or recommendation with respect to such securities or other financial instruments or services.

Users

The Site is currently intended for those who access it from within Ireland. Because of this we cannot guarantee that the Site or the information thereon complies with or is appropriate for use in other places.

You are wholly responsible for use of the Site by any person using your computer and you must ensure that any such person complies with these Terms.

No Warranties

The following clauses exclude or limit our legal liability for the Site. You should read them carefully. They all apply only as far as the law permits, and in particular we do not exclude or restrict our duties and liabilities to you.

Information is provided on an "as is", "as available" basis and we do not give or make any warranty or representation of any kind, whether express or implied in relation to the information. The use of the Site is at your sole risk. We shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever and howsoever arising as a result of your use of or reliance on the information contained on the Site to the maximum extent permitted by law.

We do not represent or warrant that the Site will be available and meet your requirements, that access will be uninterrupted, that there will be no delays, failures, errors or omissions or loss of transmitted information, that no viruses or other contaminating or destructive properties will be transmitted or that no damage will occur to your computer system. You have sole responsibility for adequate protection and back up of data and/or equipment and for undertaking reasonable and appropriate precautions to scan for computer viruses or other destructive properties.

We make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, functionality or performance of any third party software that may be used in connection with the Site.

Third Party Sites and Warranties

Where we provide hypertext links to other locations on the Internet, we do so for information purposes only. We are not responsible for the content of any other websites or pages linked to or linking to this Site. We have not verified the content of any such websites. Following links to any other websites or pages shall be at your own risk and we shall not be responsible or liable for any damages or in other way in connection with linking. Links to downloadable software sites are for convenience only and we are not responsible or liable for any difficulties or consequences associated with downloading the software. Use of any downloaded software is governed by the terms of the licence agreement, if any, which accompanies or is provided with the software.

No endorsement or approval of any third parties or their advice, opinions, information, products or services is expressed or implied by any information on our Site.

Internet Email

Messages sent over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be completely secure as they are subject to possible interception, delay, loss or possible alteration. We are not responsible for them and will not be liable to you or anyone else for any damages or otherwise in connection with any message sent by you to us or any message sent by HSBC Ireland to you over the Internet.

Trade Marks and Copyright

Copyright in the pages screens, information and material in their arrangement included in this Site is owned by or licensed to HSBC Group unless otherwise noted. You may print, copy, download or temporarily store extracts from our Site for your personal information or when you use our products and services. You must not alter anything. Any other use is prohibited unless you first get our written permission. In particular no one may use a part of our Site on any other website, or link any other website to our Site, without our prior written permission.

Data Protection

We may as a result of your interaction with the Site hold and process personal information obtained about you when you access the Site. In such case we will use it for the purposes for which it was provided by you, to evaluate the effectiveness of our marketing of the Site and for statistical analysis, in each case in accordance with Data Protection laws applying in Ireland. We may pass this information to other members of the HSBC Group or agents only in such ways as are permitted by applicable law. We may disclose your information for fraud prevention purposes and/or if required/obliged by law or Governmental or judicial bodies or agencies or to our regulators.

Governing Law

The Terms are governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Ireland and the courts of the above jurisdiction will have non-exclusive jurisdiction in respect of any dispute, which may arise.