Legal Notice and Terms of Use

    Please note: The information provided on this website is addressed solely to “professional clients” and “eligible counterparties”, not to retail clients within the meaning of section 67 (3) of the German Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz – WpHG). QC Partners GmbH assumes no liability for any unauthorised use of this site.
     
    Before reading about the services offered by QC Partners GmbH (hereinafter: the “Company”) on this website, we ask that you carefully read the following Legal Notices and Terms of Use. These contain important information about accessing and using this website.
     
    Click here (pdf) to read our current data privacy policy.
     
    By accessing this website, you acknowledge that you have read and accept these Legal Notices and Terms of Use.

     

    Services offered by the Company

    The Company is authorised pursuant to section 32 (1) sentence 1 of the German Banking Act (Kreditwesengesetz – KWG)) to provide the following financial services: investment broking, contract broking, investment advice and financial portfolio management (see section 1 (1a) sentence 2 no. 1, 1a, 2, 3 KWG). The Company does not provide other financial services within the meaning of the German Banking Act.

     

    Grant of licence to use

    The information on this website is provided for private use only and not for commercial use. In addition, the information may only be used by persons resident or domiciled in the country which the person concerned has selected by ticking the relevant box.
     
    Note: by selecting a country you confirm that you are resident or domiciled in that country.
     
    As such, the following information is not directed to natural or legal persons resident or domiciled in a foreign jurisdiction in which the dissemination or use of this information would violate applicable laws or regulations and subject the Company to additional registration or authorisation requirements. In particular, the information on this website is not directed to recipients in the United States of America.
     
    Upon accepting the Terms of Use and complying with the restrictions set forth below, the Company grants you a freely revocable and non-transferable licence to use the website.
     

    General information

    The content on this website is provided for information purposes only. It does not constitute investment, tax or legal advice. Nor does it constitute an offer, recommendation or invitation to make investment decisions of any kind, such as entering into transactions in financial instruments (e.g., equities, fixed-income securities, investment funds, certificates); entering into contracts for financial services (e.g., asset management) or any other contracts (e.g., family office agreements or other master agreements). No information provided on this website nor any action taken by a user shall operate to create a business relationship between the Company and the relevant user.
     
    The information provided on this website is not tailored or geared to your personal situation and may therefore be completely inappropriate and unsuited as a basis for your personal investment decisions.
    Please be advised that the acquisition of investment fund units is always based on the following documents:
     
    –        key investor information documents (KIID)(insofar as these must be prepared);
    –        sales prospectus/investor information under section 307 of the German Investment Code (Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch – KAGB);
    –        investment terms and conditions; and
    –        annual/half-yearly financial reports.
     
    These documents may be obtained free of charge from the respective investment company, depositary or paying agent [and in some cases on this website] or downloaded from this website. The Company does not warrant that the information contained in such documents is correct or complete.
     
    Before making any decision to acquire investment fund units or other financial instruments, you should seek legal, tax and investment advice.
     

    Website content disclaimer

    Although the Company has taken utmost care in preparing the information provided on this website and reviews and updates its content on a regular basis, the underlying data and information may nevertheless have changed.
     
    Note: for this reason, the Company cannot guarantee that the content provided on this website is current, reliable or complete nor can it assume any liability in this regard.
     
    You use this website at your own risk, and are solely responsible for the consequences of using it and downloading any of its content.
     
    The Company is not liable for any loss or damage incurred as a result of any information published or not published on this website. This includes in particular loss or damage arising as a result of investment decisions. Claims for direct or indirect damages, claims sounding in tort or for atypical or consequential damages are also covered by this disclaimer of liability.
     
    This disclaimer shall not apply to the extent that liability may not be disclaimed under applicable law or in the event of gross negligence or wilful misconduct by the Company. 

     

    Web link disclaimer

    The links on this website to external Internet sites are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only. The Company expressly advises that it has no control or influence over the design and content of the linked sites.
     
    Note: the Company assumes no guarantee nor any liability for the content of external sites, including whether such content is correct, complete, reliable, authentic or fit for a particular purpose.
     
    The inclusion of external links to Internet sites does not imply the assumption of liability or a guarantee nor an endorsement of the information, opinions, ideas, products or services presented on those sites.
     
    The Company expressly advises of the risk of viruses, malware and spyware and the possibility of targeted hacking attacks. To protect against virus attacks, users are advised to use current browser versions and install continuously updated anti-virus software. E-mails of unknown origin or with unexpected attachments should generally not be opened.
     
    Note: the Company shall not be liable for any tampering by third parties with the computer system of users of this website. Nor shall the Company be liable in the event of inaccurate, incomplete, outdated or falsified data.

     

    General selling restrictions

    This website may contain information about certain products or services which are not approved or available in countries other than the country you have selected.
    Therefore, they may not be subsequently transferred into any such countries.
    The dissemination of such information may be restricted by law in some foreign jurisdictions.
    Accordingly, the information on this website does not constitute an offer or an invitation to purchase or sell securities or other financial instruments to persons in any jurisdiction
     
    –        in which such offers or invitations are not permitted;
    –        in which the Company is not authorised to make any such offer or solicitation; or
    –        in which it would be unlawful to make such offers or invitations to residents.
     
    Note: you may not use the information on this website for any of the aforementioned purposes.
     

    Special selling restrictions for U.S. persons

    U.S. persons (as defined in “Regulation S” of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”)) and persons resident in the United States of America are prohibited from using this website.
     
    The information on this website may not be communicated into the United States of America.
     
    This website provides information on securities, including investment fund units, which have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act.
     
    Nor are these securities approved for trading for purposes of the U.S. Commodity Exchange Act of 1936. The securities, including the investment fund units, may not be offered or distributed in the United States nor offered or distributed to U.S. citizens or persons resident in the United States.
     
    The relevant investment fund manager may restrict or prohibit ownership of units by persons who are subject to taxation in the United Sates of America (any U.S. State and the District of Columbia). Natural persons subject to taxation in the United States of America are, for example, persons who were born or are resident there, are naturalized citizens or are married to a U.S. citizen. The term “U.S. person” also includes legal entities created or organised under the laws of the United States or of any State, or the District of Columbia. 

     

    Risk warnings

    The value of investment products can rise or fall at any time. Investments in foreign currencies may also be subject to currency fluctuations and therefore carry higher risks.
     
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
     
    This website may contain forward-looking statements. While such forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s beliefs and future expectations, actual developments and results could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The Company is under no obligation to update forward-looking statements, be it to reflect new information or future events or for any other reasons, and expressly disclaims any obligation in this regard.
     
    Transactions in derivative financial instruments (“derivatives”), such as options, futures, forwards and swaps, are forward transactions. The above-average opportunities of such products are offset by considerable risks, including the risk of total loss of investment. Potential investors are strongly advised to inform themselves in detail about the mechanics, opportunities and risks of such products. Only those who understand the mechanics, opportunities and risks of the products described there should participate in indirect and direct investments in derivatives.

     

    Copyright disclaimer

    The content and layout of this website are subject to and protected by German copyright law. The reproduction of information or data, in particular the use of texts, images or parts thereof, requires the prior consent of the respective copyright proprietor.
     
    Note: you are prohibited from linking to this website unless the Company has expressly approved the link.
     
    No part of this website is intended to grant a licence in or right to use an image, a registered trademark, a logo or software. No rights shall be transferred by downloading or copying this website or any parts thereof.
     
    Infringements shall be subject to criminal or civil prosecution.
     
    You are specifically prohibited from:
    (a) systematically copying (whether by printing on paper, storing on digital file or otherwise) any part of this website;
    (b) removing, altering or obscuring the content of this website or using the material contained on this website in any manner other than as provided in these Legal Notices and Terms of Use;
    (c) using this website or the information contained thereon for unlawful purposes.

     

    Data protection

    The Company acts as “controller” for data processing purposes. We take your privacy very seriously and place utmost priority on protecting the personal data we collect, process and use when you visit our website. Your data are protected by law, in particular the provisions under the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz – TMG) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – BDSG).
     
    That data we collect from you includes your IP address and, if you request information about specific products, your country of origin and information about which pages of our website you have visited. You will always remain anonymous.
     
    Your data are collected for the purpose of providing you information only on those product profiles and prices relevant to your country of origin. This also allows us to tailor the website to users’ browsing habits.
     
    You may object to the use of the above-mentioned personal data at any time free of charge by e-mailing us at info@qcpartners.com.  

     

    Miscellaneous

    The information provided on this website and these Legal Notices and Terms of Use may be changed at any time without prior notice.
     
    Note: the Company recommends that you periodically review the Legal Notices and Terms of Use in order to be aware of any such modifications.
     
    In this context the Company advises that it assumes no liability for the timeliness of any content.
     
    These Legal Notices and Terms of Use constitute the sole legal basis for using this website and supersedes, any and all prior agreements, arrangements and statements regarding the use of this website.
     
    These Legal Notices and Terms of Use shall apply as between the users of the Website and the Company and their respective legal successors and their respective assignees and agents. Insofar as any rights arise from these Legal Notices and Terms of Use, the Company may transfer these rights to third parties.
     
    These Legal Notices and Terms of Use are governed by and construed in accordance with German law.
     
    Exclusive place of jurisdiction is the Company’s registered office.

    Should any provision of these Legal Notices and Terms of Use be invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions hereof.