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Terms of use

This section contains the terms of use of this website (this website, its gateway and pages collectively referred as "Site"). By accessing this Site, you are agreeing to these Terms.

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No offer, solicitation or recommendation of financial services or products

 

Making available information about products or services on this Site does not constitute an offer, solicitation or recommendation of any products or services provided by The HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited ("we", "us", "our") or any member of the HSBC Group. The information provided on this Site is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person in any jurisdiction where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation. This Site shall not be considered as communicating (i) any invitation or inducement to engage in banking or investment or insurance activity or (ii) any offer to buy or sell any securities or other instruments outside any jurisdiction where we are licensed or authorized to perform such activities ("Authorized Countries").

Not all the products and services that you may view on or through this Site may be available in all geographical locations served by HSBC Group members. You should access only the local site(s) associated with your place of residence or your actual location ("Your Local Site"). If you own products that are not discussed on Your Local Site, information about such products may be accessible on this Site or another HSBC website. Products and services that are not discussed on Your Local Site may not be available in your place of residence, your actual location, or in the Authorized Countries and may not be suitable for you. In accessing this Site and any information available through this Site, you are responsible for informing yourself of and observing fully the applicable laws and regulations of any relevant jurisdiction. HSBC Group members may decline to provide you with products and services solely based on your place of residence.

Products or services you may view on or through this Site may not be registered or authorized by any central bank, governmental or regulatory authority in the Authorized Countries or in your place of residence or in your actual location. Accordingly, you may not be protected by the securities laws, banking laws, insurance laws, or other relevant laws and regulations of your place of residence or your actual location with respect to products or services you may view on or through this Site.

We do not represent that any securities, products or services you may view on or through this Site are suitable for you or any particular person. You acknowledge that:

Neither we nor any other member of the HSBC Group have solicited your use of this Site or any request for information you have made as a result of using this Site; and any information provided on this Site does not constitute and should not be considered as investment, financial or professional advice. You should obtain your own independent investment, financial, tax and professional advice as appropriate.

 

Trademarks and copyright

We and other parties (as applicable) own the trademarks, trade names, logos and service marks ("Trademarks") that are used or displayed on this Site. You are not allowed to use any Trademark used or displayed on this Site without our or such other parties' written permission.

Materials on this Site are protected by copyright. You are not allowed to modify, reproduce, store in a retrieval system, transmit, copy or distribute these materials (or any part of them), or use them for creating derivative works or in any other way for commercial or public purposes without our prior written consent.

 

No warranty

Whilst we have taken care in preparing the content and information contained on this Site, such content and information are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied. In particular, no warranty about non-infringement, security, accuracy, fitness for a purpose or absence of computer viruses is given in connection with such content and information.

 

Linked websites

Neither we nor any other member of the HSBC Group are responsible for the contents available on or the set-up of any other websites linked to this Site ("external websites"). Your access to and use of an external website is at your own risk and subject to any terms and conditions applicable to such access and use. By providing hyperlinks to an external website, we shall not be deemed to (i) endorse, recommend, approve, guarantee or introduce any third party or the services or products it provides on the external website, or (ii) have any form of cooperation with such third party and the external website. We are not a party to any contractual arrangement entered into between you and the provider of any external website unless we expressly specify or agree.

 

Email

Email messages sent to us over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be completely secure. We are not responsible for any damages you incur if you send a message to us, or if we send a message to you at your request, over the Internet. We are not responsible in any way for direct, indirect, special or consequential damages arising from or in connection with the use of this Site.

 

Transmitting over the internet

Due to the nature of the Internet, messages and transactions may be subject to interruption, transmission blackout, delayed transmission or incorrect data transmission. We are not liable for malfunctions in communications facilities beyond our control that may affect the accuracy or timeliness of messages and transactions you send.

 

Downloading

We do not represent or confirm the following (or any of them):

  1. That the Site will be available and meet your requirements;
  2. That access to the Site will not be interrupted;
  3. That there will be no delay, failure, error or omission or loss of information in transmission;
  4. That no viruses or other contaminating or destructive properties will be transmitted; and
  5. That no damage will occur to your computer system.


You are solely responsible for the following:

  1. Adequate protection and back up of data and equipment; and
  2. Undertaking reasonable and appropriate precautions to scan for computer viruses and other contaminating or destructive properties.

We do not represent or confirm the accuracy, functionality and performance of any third party software that may be used in connection with this Site.

 

Governing law

Your use of the Site is governed by the laws of Republic of China.

An English version of the “Terms of Use” is made to facilitate reference by foreign language users. In case of any discrepancy between the Chinese and English version of this terms, the Chinese version shall prevail.

 

HSBC social media terms & conditions

HSBC is committed to driving human ambition and empowering customers and employees to engage and interact with our brand. Social Media presents a unique opportunity for these interactions and through this platform we are better able to connect with our customers, the public, and the communities in which we operate.

HSBC operates channels, pages and accounts on some social media sites to inform, assist and engage with customers. Unless stated otherwise, these are intended for Taiwan customers. We monitor and record comments and posts made on these channels about HSBC so that we can improve our services.

HSBC wants to hear your message and would love for you to hear ours. However, in order to provide a quality and respectful environment to support these exchanges, it is important that all parties choosing to engage with us comply with the following terms and conditions which apply to all social media websites, accounts and/or pages which belong to or are managed by us or any other member of the HSBC Group.

HSBC is not responsible for any information posted on those sites other than information we have posted ourselves. We do not endorse the social media sites themselves, or any information posted on them by third parties or other users.

HSBC doesn't give investment, tax or other professional advice via social media sites. You should always seek independent advice before making such decisions.

When you engage with HSBC via social media (e.g. Twitter, Facebook) it is important for you to know that the information shared may be stored on that social media site's servers, which are outside the control of HSBC and may be in the Taiwan or elsewhere outside the Taiwan. Any information posted to such sites may be accessed and read by the general public. It is not an appropriate forum to discuss customers' products or financial arrangements.

HSBC will not ask you to share personal, account or security information via social media sites, and you should not post such information on those channels. For your own protection, always be thoughtful about what you publish – particularly on external platforms. You must make sure you do not disclose or use confidential or proprietary information on any online social platform.

HSBC regularly updates and monitors our social media accounts and welcomes feedback and ideas submitted via these channels. HSBC endeavours to join the conversation whenever possible, however cannot guarantee to read or reply to all messages sent to official HSBC social media accounts.

Emerging themes and helpful suggestions are passed to the relevant people within HSBC for consideration, but no guarantee is made that any proposals will be acted upon.

Do not post materials on our pages that are false, fraudulent, libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, are invasive of privacy or publicity rights, infringe on intellectual property rights, are abusive, harassing, illegal, or otherwise objectionable.

 

Twitter

HSBC operates the following official Twitter profile in Taiwan

www.twitter.com/HSBC_TW

If any of the HSBC streams above follow another user then this does not imply endorsement of any kind.

 

Facebook

HSBC operates the following official Facebook page in Taiwan:

www.facebook.com/HSBCTaiwan

To see the full terms of use relating to Facebook pages please visit the official Facebook page.

 

Additional terms of use conditions, such as those in place by the third party platform, may apply. For full terms and conditions relating to our social media channels, please visit the relevant channel, country page, or account. Individuals who do not abide by these terms of use may be suspended, blocked or have the conditions of their access terminated.

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