Use

CDC Group plc (“CDC”) maintains this web site (the “Site”) as a service to its users.  The information presented on the Site is for informative purposes only. CDC invites  users to visit the Site and download and copy information, documents and materials  (collectively, “Materials”) from the Site for his or her personal, non-commercial use,  without any right to resell, redistribute or create derivative works therefrom, subject  to the terms and conditions outlined below. Use of this Site constitutes agreement  with the following terms and conditions.

Disclaimer

Materials provided on the Site are presented “as is” without warranty of any kind,  either express or implied, including without limitation warranties of merchantability,  fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. CDC does not make any  warranties or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of the Materials.  CDC periodically changes, improves and/or updates the Materials without notice.  Under no circumstances shall CDC be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense  incurred or suffered which is claimed to have resulted from use of the Site, including  without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay with respect  thereto. Use of the Site is at a user’s sole risk. Under no circumstances, including, but  not limited to, negligence, shall CDC be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental,  special or consequential damages, even if CDC has been advised of the possibility of  such damages.

Users of the Site specifically acknowledge and agree that CDC is not liable for any  conduct of any user.

The Site may contain advice, opinions and statements of various information  providers and content providers. CDC does not represent or endorse the accuracy or  reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information provided by any  information provider or content provider, or any user of this site or other person or  entity. Reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement or other information shall  also be at each user’s own risk. Neither CDC nor any of its agents, employees,  information providers or content providers shall be liable to any user or anyone else  for any inaccuracy, error, omission, interruption, timeliness, completeness, deletion,  defect, failure of performance, computer virus, communication line failure, alteration  of or use of any content herein, regardless of cause, for any damages resulting  therefrom.

As a condition of use of this Site, users agree to indemnify CDC from and against any  and all actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses (including  reasonable legal fees) arising out their use of this Site, including without limitation  any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by the user of these  terms and conditions. If a user is dissatisfied with any material on the Site or with  any of terms and conditions of use of the Site, his or her sole and exclusive remedy is  to discontinue using the Site.

Nothing in this Site or any Materials shall be construed, implicitly or explicitly, as  containing any investment recommendations or be considered as investment advice.

Links to third party web sites

The Site contains links to third-party web sites. The linked sites are not under the  control of CDC and CDC is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any  link contained in a linked site. CDC provides these links only as a convenience, and  the inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by CDC.

If this Site contains bulletin boards, chat rooms, access to mailing lists or other  message or communication facilities (collectively, “Forums”), users agree to utilise  the Forums only to send and receive messages and material that are proper and  related to the particular Forum. By way of example, and not as a limitation, users  agree that when using a Forum, they shall not do any of the following:

  • defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights  (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  • publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene,  indecent or unlawful material or information.
  • upload or attach files that contain software or other material protected by  intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own  or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
  • upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar  software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer.  • delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or  labels in any file that is uploaded.
  • falsify the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that  is uploaded.
  • advertise or offer to sell any goods or services, or conduct or forward surveys,  contests, or chain letters.
  • download any file posted by another user of a Forum that they know, or  reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.

Users acknowledge that all Forums are public and not private communications.  Further, users acknowledge that chats, postings, conferences, e-mails and other  communications by other users are not endorsed by CDC, and such communications  shall not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CDC. CDC reserves the  right for any reason to remove without notice any contents of the Forums received  from users, including without limitation e-mail and bulletin board postings.

Applicable laws and consents

This Agreement will be interpreted and enforced in accordance with the laws of  England and Wales. Any action to enforce this agreement shall be brought in a court  located in London.

Users specifically acknowledge that its use of the Site may be subject to applicable  law and to the rules and regulations of various stock exchanges and regulatory  authorities, as well as restrictions imposed by various data providers, any or all of which may restrict such use. Users agree to identify and obtain any agreement,  approval, license or permit from which may be so required, at their own expense.

General

CDC reserves its exclusive right in its sole discretion to alter, limit or discontinue the  site or any Materials in any respect. CDC shall have no obligation to take the needs of  any user into consideration in connection therewith.

CDC reserves the right to deny in its sole discretion any user access to this Site or any  portion thereof without notice.

No waiver by CDC of any provision of this Agreement shall be binding except as set  forth in writing signed by its duly authorised representative.