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Société Générale is a French credit institution (bank) authorised by the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel (or Prudential Control Authority per its translation in English) (ACP, 61, rue Taitbout 75 436 Paris Cedex 09) and regulated by this Authority and by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (or Financial Market Authority per its translation in English) in France to act as a credit institution and investment firm (hereafter "investment services Provider"), 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 in English).

Société Générale is subject to limited regulation by the Financial Services Authority in the U.K. Details of the extent of our regulation by the Financial Services Authority are available from us on request.

SG CIB is the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of Société Générale. Securities activities and transactions in the United States are conducted through SG Americas Securities, LLC, a US registered broker-dealer, member of the NYSE, FINRA, SIPC, and a wholly owned subsidiary of SG. Services provided outside the US may be provided by other affiliates of Société Générale.

Persons who access this website acknowledge and agree to the following terms.  

This website (the "Site") is subject to French law.

Access to the Site

The Site is not directed at any person in any jurisdiction where (by reason of that person's nationality, residence or otherwise) the publication or availability of the Site is prohibited or would subject Société Générale or its affiliates to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction. Persons in respect of whom such prohibitions apply must not access the Site. Any US person accessing this Site and wishing to effect a transaction over any security or financial instrument referencing any Index must do so through a US registered broker dealer.  SG Americas Securities, LLC is a US registered broker dealer.

Access to this Site is restricted to US persons who are institutional investors (as defined under Rule 2211 (or its successor rule) of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.). By accessing the Site, you represent and warrant that you are such an institutional investor. The Site is not intended for use by, or to provide information to, persons outside the United States and such persons should not rely on the information contained in the Site. Société Générale reserves the right to require proof of residence from any user accessing and requesting information from the Site. 

Access to certain parts of the Site may be subject to additional disclaimers or specific terms (" Additional Terms") which will be displayed on the relevant part of the Site. By accessing the relevant parts of the Site, you are deemed to have accepted such Additional Terms.

You are responsible for ensuring that each Authorized User treats any username or password provided to you as confidential and does not disclose them to any third party (including any of your other employees) or allow any third party (including any of your other employees). You will be responsible for the consequences of their transmission, disclosure, whether or not voluntarily, of their use by a third party. You shall inform us immediately of (i) any disclosure of any username and password to any unauthorized third party and (ii) any changes to the Authorized Users to enable us to take appropriate security measures (including, but not limited to, modification of the username and/or password). Any person removed from the list of Authorized Users shall then become an unauthorized user.

Content of the Site

The information on this Site is provided "AS IS." Société Générale, any other member of the Société Générale Group and any third party contributor (the "Contributor") shall make every effort to ensure that the information displayed on this Site is accurate and up to date, reserving the right to amend the content at any time and without any prior notice. However, they are not able to guarantee that the information herein is complete, accurate or up to date or that it will not be modified by a third party (for example in the event that this Site was infected by, particularly but not limited to, any kind of malware, in spite of all the precautions taken by Société Générale).

 

SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE AND THE CONTRIBUTORS HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL DIRECT OR INDIRECT LIABILITY RELATED TO OR CAUSED BY ANY DELAY, ERROR, INACCURACY OR OMISSION IN THE CONTENTS OF THIS SITE, AS WELL AS FROM THE USE, THE INTERRUPTION OR NON-AVAILABILITY OF THIS SITE. THEREFORE, SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE AND THE CONTRIBUTORS SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (I) ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS ARISING FROM ANY TRANSACTION CARRIED OUT ON THE BASIS OF THE INFORMATION HEREIN; (II) ANY LOSS OF PROFIT, LOSS OF BUSINESS, OR ANY OTHER LOSS ARISING FROM AN INTERRUPTION OR MALFUNCTIONING TO THE SERVICE; OR (III) THE INCREASE OF THE FEES OR CHARGES FOR ACCESSING AND PROCESSING THE INFORMATION. FURTHER, SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE AND THE CONTRIBUTORS SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR THE RESULTS OF ANY FACTOR BEYOND THEIR CONTROL OR ANY EVENTUAL LOSS OR DAMAGE TO YOUR TECHNICAL ENVIRONMENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, OR ANY OTHER EQUIPMENT USED TO ACCESS THIS SITE OR USE THE SERVICES AND/OR THE INFORMATION HEREIN. FINALLY, SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE AND THE CONTRIBUTORS DO NOT GUARANTEE, NOR SHALL THEY BE HELD LIABLE, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE, FOR THE SUITABILITY, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SEQUENCE, ACCURACY, ABSENCE OF ERRORS, VERACITY, TOPICALITY, QUALITY, SOUNDNESS, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR AVAILABILITY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE.

Warning regarding the Indices:

The SGI indices presented on this Site (together referred to as the "Indices" and individually as an "Index") are the sole and exclusive property of Société Générale. Société Générale does not guarantee the accuracy and/or the completeness of the composition, calculation, dissemination and adjustment of the Indices, nor of the data included therein.

 

Société Générale shall have no liability for any errors, omissions, interruptions or delays relating to the Indices.

Société Générale makes no warranty, whether express or implied, relating to (i) the merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the Indices, and (ii) the results of the use of the Indices or any data included therein.

 

Société Générale shall have no liability for any losses, damages, costs or expenses (including loss of profits) arising, directly or indirectly, from the use of the Indices or any data included therein. The levels of the Indices do not represent a valuation or a price for any product referencing such Indices.

 

Société Générale (or any of its affiliates) is not acting as advisor or fiduciary. Neither Société Générale nor any of its affiliates intend to provide investment advice through this Site and they make no representation that any described Indices or services are suitable for any investor. Société Générale does not render tax, investment or legal advice, and nothing contained in this Site should be constructed as such. Accordingly you must independently determine, with your own advisors, the appropriateness for you of any Index. Société Générale has no obligation to take the needs of investors into consideration in determining, composing or calculating any Index.

The information on this Site does not purport to summarize or explain the methodologies governing each Index described herein. Each Index is based on complex algorithms. The investment strategy tracked by each Index is not guaranteed to be successful. Each Index lacks substantial operating history and, as it is based on complex algorithms, may perform in unanticipated ways. Please contact Société Générale for the Index methodologies.

 

No offer to contract / no possibility to invest directly in the Index: The Indices cannot be invested in directly. This Site has been designed for information purposes only. This Site does not constitute an offer nor an invitation to make an offer, an advice or a recommendation from Société Générale (or any of its affiliates) to purchase or sell the Indices, or a product  referencing the Indices. The purpose of this Site is simply to describe the principles and main financial characteristics of the Indices.

A product, if any, having an Index as underlying may be subject to restrictions with regard to certain persons or in certain countries under national regulations applicable to such persons or in said countries. It is the responsibility of the investor to ascertain that he is authorizes to invest in any such product.

Commercial nature of the document: this Site is of a commercial and not of a regulatory nature.

 

Market information: the market information displayed on this Site (if any) is based on data at a given moment and may change from time to time.

Any pricing on this Site is indicative and does not, and is not intended to, constitute neither an offer to buy or sell nor a representation that a purchase or sale can be effected at that price. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

Information on data and/or figures drawn from external sources: the accuracy, completeness or relevance of the information which has been drawn from external sources is not guaranteed although it is drawn from sources reasonably believed to be reliable. Société Générale shall not assume any liability in this respect.

Marketing of underlying forbidden: the underlying instrument(s) of the Indices may not be authorized to be marketed in your country of residence. Your attention is drawn to the fact that the presentation of the Indices  in no way constitutes an offer or an invitation to make an offer to subscribe to, or purchase, the underlying instrument(s) of the Indices in such country(ies).

Risk information: the risks associated with any product(s) having any Index as its underlying are set out in the relevant product legal and commercial documentation. You must carefully review and understand such risk factors and other information relevant to any such product prior to investing in such product.

Intellectual Property

This entire Site is governed by international legislation on copyright, trademark law and, generally, intellectual property, with respect to its form (choice, layout, topics, means of accessing data, how data is presented, etc.), and each item of its content (text, images, etc.). The content appearing on the pages of this Site is the exclusive property of the Société Générale Group and the Contributors. You also undertake not to use this content for illegal purposes and not to allow anyone whatsoever to do so.

By way of exception, some of the content (text, images) is the property of their respective authors.

Any reproduction, representation, diffusion or re-diffusion, in whole or in part, of the content of this Site on any medium or by any means whatsoever (including caching, framing), in addition to any sale, resale, retransmission or making available to third parties in any way whatsoever shall be prohibited. Failure to comply with these restrictions may engage the civil and criminal liability of the person concerned.

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Société Générale shall not be liable for hypertext links established to other Sites, particularly as regards the content of these Sites. Société Générale shall not be liable for hypertext links to this Site and shall prohibit anyone from creating such a link without its prior express authorization.

Data Protection and Privacy

Collection and use of personal data resulting from your interaction with the Site:

In order to answer your expectations, Société Générale may as a result of your interaction with the Site, collect directly or indirectly nominative personal information about you, sometimes through the use of on-line or off-line forms. This information will be stored in information systems of, and processed by, Société Générale and/or third party service providers or consultants. 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. Personal data, which may enable indirect identification, may also be collected and processed in order to better manage your connection and browsing (see below for information on Cookies).

Collection and use of personal data for banking relationship management

In the course of its banking relationship with the client, Société Générale may, in strict compliance with the legislation, processes personal data (identity and other elements of civil statuses, ID documents, contact details, professional and financial situation) related to its client, their legal representatives and managers or other representatives.  In order to ensure compliance with its statutory  and regulatory requirements, particularly in matters concerning the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism, Société Générale may collect additional data related to its clients, to individuals who they are associated, to recipients and intermediaries of transactions relating to them and operations which they are associated. Information collected are communicated directly by the client during the entry in relation, the subscription and use of products and services, the conclusion of management authority, communication of orders and transactions, or by third parties authorized to communicate such information (commercial information registers, other public resources available to banking and financial institutions).  Personal data collected will be processed only for determined purposes, including:

  • To manage account(s) and/or bank products and services purchased, under the conditions provided in the contractual documentation, as well as to manage the account holder’s orders and transactions.
  • To manage the banking relationship and for marketing purposes, to organize commercial events, to offer new services, and to conduct statistical and private capital surveys (including behavioral ones).
  • To comply with statutory and regulatory requirements, particularly in matters concerning ID controls, the regularity check of transactions and operational risk management, the prevention of conflicts of interests, the prevention of fraud, the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

Besides, Société Générale may, for the supply of financial services, in accordance with the applicable legal requirements, record electronic communications (telephone, instant messaging, e-mail and all other means of electronic communication) with its counterparts in order to meet the needs of ethical control, to ensure the control and the security of transactions and the service quality.

Communication with third-parties

Société Générale may disclose personal data collected with legal entities of Société Générale Group for the purpose of managing the banking relationship, managing the products and services, executing the account holder’s orders and transactions, managing accounting production of the Group, notably when pooling resources and services within the Société Générale Group. In addition, Société Générale may entrust certain services with operational functions to other entities of the Société Générale Group or to third party service providers chosen for their expertise and reliability to provide IT services or other targeted and limited services. In all these cases, Société Générale takes all physical, technical and organizational measures needed to ensure the security and confidentiality of personal data.

Security of processing

Société Générale takes all physical, technical and organizational measures needed to ensure the security and confidentiality of personal data, particularly in view of protecting it against loss, accidental destruction, alteration, and non authorized access.

Rights of access, modification and objection

Any person concerned by these processing may obtain the communication of their personal information and have it amended, updated or deleted where such information is incorrect, incomplete or outdated. They may also object, on legitimate grounds, to the processing of their personal information. Such objection may, however, prohibit Société Générale from providing the requested product or service. They may also, without having to justify their decision, refuse that any information pertaining to them is used, or communicated to any third party for commercial purposes.  These rights can be exercised as follows:

  • For clients, by applying before the Société Général branch or affiliate where the account is opened
  • For all other cases, by sending a letter to : Société Générale – Direction Commerciale et Marketing / Marché de la Clientèle Commerciale – Tours Société Générale – Granite – 189 rue d’Aubervilliers 75886 PARIS CEDEX 18, specifying the name of the operation.

Cookies

For your security, the Site uses "cookies". A cookie is a text file which is stored by your browser and used to authenticate you during your browsing on the Site. You can, however, forbid your browser to store "persistent cookies" by configuring your browser as follows:

For Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and 7:

  1. Choose Tools / Internet Options in the menu bar.
  2. Click on the Security tab and then on the "advanced" button.
  3. In the cookies menu, choose the option that suits you best. You can opt for automatic management of cookies (default) or place a check in the box by "Override automatic cookie handling" and then select "Refuse" in "First party cookies", and in "Third party cookies". Finally select "Always allow session cookies" and press "OK".

For Firefox 2 and more:

  1. Choose Tools / Options in the menu bar.
  2. Select the Privacy category.
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Safety

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