Website Terms of Use

You should read this legal statement before using this website.

By continuing to access or use this website, you expressly acknowledge and agree to these terms and conditions set out below (“Terms of Use“).

BGC Partners may update or change these Terms of Use at any time and without prior notice to you, so you should review these terms and conditions whenever accessing or using this website.

By using the website after the posting of modifications to these Terms of Use, you signify your acceptance of such terms and conditions, as modified. You may not use this website if, at any time, you do not wish to accept the terms and conditions as set forth in these Terms of Use.

 

Intellectual Property, Copyright and Trade marks

All information and material including templates/images, text and audio on this website is the property of BGC Partners and/or its affiliates (and/or its or its affiliates’ licensors) (collectively “BGC Partners”) and is subject to copyright. All trade marks, if any, on this website are the property of their respective owners. You are entitled to view, copy and print any documents from this website but only for your own internal business purposes. You acquire absolutely no rights or licenses in or to the website or the materials contained within the website other than the limited right to use the website in accordance with these Terms of Use. Any sale, transmission or redistribution of this website or its content, and any copying, modification or other use of this website or its content for any purposes other than your own internal business purposes, are strictly prohibited.

All present and future rights in and to trade secrets, trademarks, service marks, copyrights and other proprietary rights under the laws of any domestic or foreign governmental authority (the “Intellectual Property Rights”) shall at all times be and remain the sole and exclusive property of BGC Partners as between you and BGC Partners. Except as specifically permitted herein, you shall not use the Intellectual Property Rights or the website, or any derivations thereof, for any purpose, without BGC Partners’ prior written approval. You agree to protect the proprietary rights of BGC Partners and all others having rights in the website and to comply with all reasonable written or electronic requests made by BGC Partners or its suppliers of content or otherwise (“Suppliers”) to protect their and others’ contractual, statutory and common law rights in the website. You agree to provide BGC Partners with prompt written notice of any unauthorized access or use of the website by any party or of any claim that the website infringes upon any copyright, trademark or other contractual, statutory or common law rights.

 

YOU MAY NOT COPY, REPRODUCE, RECOMPILE, DECOMPILE, DISASSEMBLE, REVERSE ENGINEER, DISTRIBUTE, PUBLISH, DISPLAY, PERFORM, MODIFY, UPLOAD TO, CREATE DERIVATIVE WORKS FROM, TRANSMIT OR IN ANY WAY EXPLOIT ALL OR ANY PART OF THE WEBSITE, EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THIS WEBSITE TERMS OF USE. THE CONTENTS OF THE WEBSITE MAY NOT BE RECIRCULATED, REDISTRIBUTED OR PUBLISHED BY YOU WITHOUT BGC PARTNERS’ PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT. IF YOU DOWNLOAD ANY INFORMATION OR SOFTWARE FROM THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT COPY IT OR REMOVE OR OBSCURE ANY COPYRIGHT OR OTHER NOTICES OR LEGENDS CONTAINED IN ANY SUCH INFORMATION. MODIFICATION OF THE WEBSITE CONTENT WOULD BE A VIOLATION OF BGC PARTNERS’ COPYRIGHT AND OTHER PROPRIETARY RIGHTS. YOU MAY NOT USE THIS WEBSITE FOR ANY ILLEGAL PURPOSE OR IN ANY MANNER INCONSISTENT WITH APPLICABLE LAW OR THIS WEBSITE TERMS OF USE. YOU MAY NOT OFFER ANY PART OF THE WEBSITE FOR SALE OR DISTRIBUTE IT OVER ANY OTHER MEDIUM INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TELEVISION OR RADIO BROADCAST, A COMPUTER NETWORK OR HYPERLINK FRAMING ON THE INTERNET WITHOUT THE PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF BGC PARTNERS. YOU MAY NOT USE ANY OF BGC PARTNERS’ TRADEMARKS, TRADE NAMES OR SERVICE MARKS IN A MANNER THAT SUGGESTS THAT SUCH NAMES AND MARKS BELONG TO OR ARE ASSOCIATED WITH YOU OR ARE USED WITH BGC PARTNERS’ CONSENT, AND YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE NO OWNERSHIP RIGHTS IN AND TO ANY OF THESE NAMES AND MARKS. YOU WILL NOT USE THE WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN IN UNSOLICITED MAILINGS OR SPAM MATERIAL. YOU WILL NOT SPAM OR SEND UNSOLICITED MAILINGS TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY USING THE WEBSITE. YOU AGREE TO COMPLY WITH ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH ON THE WEBSITE.

 

Information Only

This website is provided solely for information purposes and, with the exception of these Terms of Use or as otherwise indicated, is not intended to, and shall not, constitute any offer or acceptance with the respect to any transactions or other matters. Except for these Terms of Use, this website shall not create any legal relationship between you and BGC Partners.

This website and the information and material which it contains are subject to change at any time by BGC Partners without notice and BGC Partners reserves the right to suspend, terminate or restrict your access to or use of this website. This website is provided “AS IS” without any warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy or completeness of the information contained on this website or in respect of any materials or products referred to on this website, or non-infringement. Difficulties in use of this website could involve, among others, failures, delays, malfunction, software erosion, inadvertent disclosure of information provided to BGC Partners via this website, or hardware damage, which difficulties could be the result of hardware, software or communication link inadequacies or other causes. Such difficulties could lead to possible economic and/or data loss. BGC Partners does not warrant that the website is compatible with your equipment or that the website is free of errors, viruses or worms. In no event shall BGC Partners be liable for any damage you may suffer as a result of such destructive features. All warranties, whether express or implied, are hereby excluded to the extent permitted by law.

BGC Partners and its directors, officers, employees and agents shall, to the extent permitted by law, have no liability, contingent or otherwise, whether caused by the negligence of BGC Partners, its employees, subcontractors, agents, Suppliers, or otherwise, to you or to third parties for the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, reliability, performance or continued availability of this website or for delays or omissions therein, including, but not limited to, inaccuracies or errors in or omissions from quotes and financial data. BGC Partners shall have no responsibility to maintain the information or services made available on this website or to supply any corrections or updates in connection with such information or services. In no event will BGC Partners, its Suppliers, or its third party agents be liable to you for any direct, special, indirect, incidental, punitive or consequential damages (including, without limitation, loss of business, loss of profit, loss or corruption of data, loss of goodwill or reputation or wasted management time) which may be incurred or experienced on account of your using or relying on this website or any information or link on it, even if BGC Partners has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Any limitations or restrictions on liability in these Terms of Use shall only apply to the extent permitted by applicable law. In no event shall BGC Partners’ total liability to you for all damages, losses and causes of action (whether in contract or tort, including but not limited to, negligence) exceed the amount paid by you to BGC Partners, if any, for accessing this website.

Nothing set forth in this website should be construed as a recommendation to purchase or sell any product or instrument or to enter into any transaction, or as a representation that any particular product or instrument is suitable or appropriate for you. Many of the products described in this website involve significant risks and you should not enter into any transactions unless you fully understand all of these risks and have independently determined that the risks are acceptable to you and that the transactions are appropriate for you in light of your objectives, experience, financial and operational resources and other relevant circumstances. Any discussion of risks contained in this website, however, should not be considered to be a disclosure of the risks of particular transactions, or a complete discussion of the risks which are mentioned.

You should not construe any of the material contained in this website as business, financial, investment, hedging, trading, legal, regulatory, tax or accounting advice and you should not make this website the primary basis for any trading decisions. In providing this website and entering into any transactions in the products described in this website, BGC Partners is acting solely in the capacity of an arm’s length contractual counterparty and not as a financial advisor or a fiduciary. Under no circumstances should BGC Partners be considered your advisor or fiduciary and, if you require advice with respect to the products identified in this website or any contemplated transactions, you should consult your own business, financial, accounting or legal advisors.

 

Third Party Links

This website may provide links to certain websites sponsored and maintained by BGC Partners as well as those sponsored or maintained by third parties (“Third Party Websites“). Such Third Party Websites are publicly available and BGC Partners is providing access to such websites through this website solely as a convenience to you. Third Party Websites are not reviewed, controlled or examined by us and we are not responsible for the information, advertising, products, resources or other materials, of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by BGC Partners. In addition, please be aware that your use of any linked site is subject to the terms and conditions applicable to that website. Please direct any questions regarding linked sites to the webmaster of that site.

 

Cookies

As you browse the pages of our website, we may automatically collect and store certain technical data about your visit.  This could include your internet protocol (IP) address, your browser type and version and any related plug-ins, time zone settings and location, your operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.  This type of data regarding your equipment, browsing actions and patterns may be collected through cookies, server logs and other similar technologies.

Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a website. Cookies can be read by the website on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the website, or a unique identification number, so that the website can identify you on your return visit. This website automatically collects and stores IP addresses. This information does not in and of itself identify you and is necessary to maintain the security and integrity of our website. If you do not wish for us to collect this information, you may disable cookies in your Internet browser settings.

 

Privacy and Data Protection

You are able to request that we send you newsletters and other email notifications through this website. When you sign up you will be asked to provide us with your email address. We use this email address to send you the newsletters and communications you request. We will not use your email address for any other purpose. If you no longer wish to receive newsletters or other email communications from us, you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the relevant email. We will only retain your details as necessary in order to service your request and in compliance with our legal and regulatory obligations.

We do not sell, rent or trade or otherwise disclose personal information users submit through our website, except as describe in this Legal notice. We may share your personal information with BGC Partners or our service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf (for example, to administer our email distribution lists). These service providers are not authorized by us to use or disclose the persona; information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements.

We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to try to require that the transferee use personal information you have provided through this website in a manner that is consistent with these Terms and Conditions.

If you have any questions about our data protection practices please contact us at DPM@BGCPartners.com.

If you would like to update your contact information or preferences, or have your information removed from our mailing lists, please contact us by email at DPM@BGCPartners.com or your usual relationship manager (if applicable).

 

Your Responsibility

You agree, at your own expense, to indemnify, defend and hold harmless BGC Partners and its employees, representatives, Suppliers and agents, against any claim, suit, action or other proceeding against BGC Partners, its employees, representatives, Suppliers and agents, by a third party, to the extent that such claim, suit, action or other proceeding is based on or arises in connection with your use of the website, or any links on the website, including, but not limited to: (i) your use or someone using your computer’s use of the website; (ii) your use or someone using any password you may obtain; (iii) a violation of the terms set forth in these Terms of Use by you or anyone using your computer or password; (iv) a claim that any use of the website by you or someone using your computer or password infringes any intellectual property right of any third party, is libellous or defamatory, or otherwise results in injury or damage to any third party; (v) any deletions, additions, insertions or alterations to, or any unauthorized use of, the website by you or someone using your computer or password; (vi) any misrepresentation or breach of representation or warranty made by you contained herein: or (vii) any breach of any covenant or agreement to be performed by you hereunder. You agree to pay any and all costs, damages and expenses, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs awarded against or otherwise incurred by or in connection with or arising from any such claim, suit, action or proceeding attributable to any such claim. These Terms of Use shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York applicable to contracts made and to be fully performed in such State without reference to principles of conflict of laws. The user of this website agrees that by using this web they submit to the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York for the enforcement of the terms of this Website Terms of Use and any disputes related to same and agrees to service of process by mail.

 

Important Legal Information

BGC Partners and its affiliates do not intend the information provided on this site to be distributed to, or used by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject BGC Partners or its affiliates to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country. Neither the information, nor any opinion contained in this site constitutes a solicitation or offer by BGC Partners or its affiliates to buy or sell any securities, futures, options or other financial instruments or provide any investment advice or service.

Although the information provided to you on this site is obtained or compiled from sources we believe to be reliable, BGC Partners cannot and does not guarantee the accuracy, validity, timeliness or completeness of any information or data made available to you for any particular purpose. Neither BGC Partners, nor any of its affiliates, directors, officers or employees, nor any third party vendor will be liable or have any responsibility of any kind for any loss or damage that you incur in the event of any failure or interruption of this site, or resulting from the act or omission of any other party involved in making this site or the data contained therein available to you, or from any other cause relating to your access to, inability to access, or use of the site or these materials, whether or not the circumstances giving rise to such cause may have been within the control of BGC Partners or of any vendor providing software or services s