CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS EUROPE AG
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ABOUT THIS SECTION OF THE WEBSITE
The section of the Website is located at https://de.citifirst.com/EN and is operated by a number of group companies of Citigroup (“Citigroup”) including Citigroup Global Markets Europe AG (“CGME”, “we”, “us”, “our”), which is supervised by Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht, BaFin) and the European Central Bank. The information on this section of the Website relates to securities (the “Products”) and is provided for your private use only. This section of the Website, and the information on it, are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute an invitation, offer or solicitation to engage in any investment activity including to sell or purchase any financial instruments including, but not limited to, an interest in any Products.
YOUR ACCESS TO THIS SECTION OF THE WEBSITE
In order to access information about Products, you have selected Germany as your country of residence. Your selection will be used by us to determine the information that you will be able to access on this section of the Website. By selecting Germany as your country of residence, and clicking “I Accept” below, you represent, warrant and undertake to us that you are resident in Germany and are neither a U.S. resident nor a U.S. Person. Failure to provide us with accurate information will be treated as a material breach of these Terms. Not all Products in relation to which information is available on this section of the Website are available in all geographical locations and so this section of the Website is not intended to be accessed by users of the section of the Website that are not resident in Germany. You must not attempt to gain access to areas of the Website other than this section of the Website. If your country of residency changes, you must access the section of the Website that relates to your new country of residency. Please note that this may result in you not being able to access (i) information in relation to the same Products as before, or (ii) any information at all (if a restricted jurisdiction).
The information on this section of the Website is provided for information only and the fact that CGME has made it available does not constitute investment advice or a recommendation to buy, sell or otherwise transact in any particular Product. Products typically involve a high degree of risk and are not necessarily suitable for everyone. The Products featured on this section of the Website are only intended for sale to sophisticated investors who are capable of understanding and assuming the risks involved and may not be suitable for you.
In preparing the information on this section of the Website, CGME has not taken account of your particular investment objectives, financial situation or investment needs. Nothing on this section of the Website shall, or is intended to, constitute financial, legal, accounting or tax advice and neither CGME, nor any of its affiliates, will, and do not purport to, provide you with investment advice as a result of your use of this section of the Website. By accessing this section of the Website, no contract is created under which CGME or any of its affiliates agrees to provide you with any information or investment advice and CGME and its affiliates are not acting as your agent. The information on this section of the Website is provided solely on the basis that you will make your own investment decisions.
Any product/strategy ideas are provided by our sales and trading department. Such material is therefore not a direct recommendation from our research department and the directives on the independence of research do not apply. On the occasions where information provided includes extracts or summary material derived from research reports published by our research department, you are advised to obtain and review the original piece of research to see the research analyst’s full analysis.
No offer is being made. Nothing in this section of the Website constitutes, forms part of or should be considered as an offer, solicitation or invitation to buy or sell any Products on this section of the Website or to engage in any investment activity mentioned.
We strongly recommend that you seek professional investment advice before making any investment decision.
PRICES / HISTORIC PERFORMANCE
All prices or values provided on this section of the Website are indicative only. Such prices or values may not reflect actual prices or values that would be available in the market at the time provided or at the time you may decide to purchase or sell an interest in a particular Product. CGME accepts no responsibility for updating the price information available on this
section of the Website. Information on historic performance of Products and/or underlying investments is no indication of future performance. No representation is made that any Product will, or is likely to, achieve results similar to those shown
The distribution of the information contained on this section of the Website may be restricted by law. This section of the Website, and the information on it, are not addressed to any person to whom it is unlawful to make such information available. The information on this section of the Website is only made available to investors in Germany and the information on this section of the Website is not aimed or directed at, or made available to, persons outside Germany. The Products are not available and prospectuses and other offering materials in respect of them will not be distributed to any person resident in any country where such distribution would be contrary to local law or regulation.
The Products contained in this section of the Website may not be suitable for all retail investors. You should therefore consider the terms of investment in any Product carefully, and seek professional investment advice, before making any decision to invest in a Product.
The information about Products contained in this section of the Website is only made available to residents of Germany. However, you acknowledge that the selection of Germany as your country of residence does not mean that any or all Products in relation to which information is made available, have been deemed suitable for you.
The conditions of the Products are contained in offering documents prepared by the relevant issuer. The offering documents comprise either a base prospectus (which may be supplemented from time to time) and final terms or an offering circular and a pricing supplement (the “Offering Documents”). In the event of any inconsistency between the information on this section of the Website regarding a particular Product and the terms of the Offering Documents, the Offering Documents shall prevail. The terms of the Offering Documents relating to each Product will contain risk warnings which are specific to that Product. To the extent you intend on acquiring an interest in a Product, you should read the Offering Documents carefully. To the extent that any information on this section of the Website, including any Offering Documents, relates to a third party which is not affiliated with CGME, this information has been provided by that third party and is the sole responsibility of such third party. As such, CGME accepts no liability for such information.
INVESTING IN PRODUCTS
Persons interested in acquiring any interest in a Product referred to on this section of the Website should inform themselves as to (i) the legal requirements within the countries of their nationality, residence, ordinary residence or domicile; (ii) any foreign exchange control requirement which they might encounter; and (iii) the income tax and other tax consequences which might be relevant to the acquisition, holding or disposal of such investment. You must make your own independent assessment as to your eligibility to invest in any Product referred to on this section of the Website under the laws of your country of nationality, residence, ordinary residence or domicile.
Any investment involves risk. Products can be high risk investments which are also subject to general market risks. You should not enter into any transactions unless you have fully understood all such risks and have independently determined that such transactions are appropriate for you. In this respect please note that:
• any investment in Products may involve substantial risks including, but not limited to, interest rate risk, currency risk, liquidity risk, market risk, credit risk, political risk, company risk and current value;
• the price and value of the Products are not guaranteed;
• the value of the Products may fluctuate significantly between the purchase date of the Product and maturity;
• the value of the Products will be affected by the price or levels of the underlying asset which may fluctuate substantially and expose the Product to losses;
• the value of Products can go down as well as up and you may receive back less than you initially invested;
• price fluctuations in the corresponding subscription items influence the value of the Products;
• Product prices are volatile. If the basic value moves contrary to the anticipated direction, losses in connection with the Product may be proportionately greater than losses in connection with the basic value;
• Products generally have a limited term and may expire without value; investors should therefore reckon with losses to the amount of the original purchase price (and the transaction fees thus incurred);
• past performance is no reliable indicator for future performance. To the extent that this section of the Website contains any indications as to future performance, such forecasts are not a reliable indicator of future performance;
• the value of Products may be affected by changes in any relevant foreign exchange rates;
• Products may be subject to early redemption in certain circumstances, such as illegality and for tax reasons. In such circumstances, Products may be redeemed prior to the maturity date for substantially less than their original purchase price;
• tax assumptions may change if the law changes, and the value of tax relief (if any) will depend upon your individual circumstances. You should consult your own tax advisers in order to understand any applicable tax consequences;
• the market for Products may be limited due to a lack of liquidity or low trading volume. This means that there may be difficulty in selling them at a reasonable price and, in some circumstances; it may be difficult to sell them at any price. Investors should not rely on selling the Products at a particular time or for a particular amount;
• investors may not be able to hedge the risks involved with these investments. Investors could make equal losses on any hedging transactions as well as losses on the Products. Neither the issuer nor any affiliate provides any assurances or guarantee as to the performance of the Products and is not under any obligation to make a market in or to repurchase the Products; and
• the insolvency or inability to meet payment obligations of any institution providing services such as safekeeping of assets or acting as a counterparty may expose the Product to financial loss or delays in receiving monies due which may substantially affect the value of your investment.
The above list of risk factors is not complete and you may be subject to considerable risk when holding the Product. You must refer to the relevant Offering Documents with respect to individual Products for a full list of risk factors. We strongly recommend that you seek professional investment advice before making any investment decision.
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LIABILITY FOR USE OF THIS SECTION OF THE WEBSITE
Access to this section of the Website is permitted on a temporary basis and CGME reserves the right to withdraw or amend the service it provides on this section of the Website without notice.
Information and opinions contained on this section of the Website have been compiled or arrived at by CGME from sources believed to be reliable. Any opinions attributed to CGME constitute its judgement as of the date of the relevant material and are subject to change without notice.
CGME will be liable – except in cases of bodily harm – only for wilful misconduct (Vorsatz) or gross negligence (grobe Fahrlässigkeit). Further CGME will be liable for the ordinary negligent breach (leichte Fahrlässigkeit) of fundamental obligations, limited to typically foreseeable damages.
You hereby agree not to raise any claims or undertake proceedings against us, irrespective of any existing claims against CGME, its respective members of the governing bodies (Organe), employees, and agents (Erfüllungs- und Verrichtungsgehilfen) of CGME or any affiliates. This will not apply in cases of bodily harm as well as in cases of wilful misconduct.
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
CGME, its affiliates and their directors, officers, employees or clients (a “Citi Entity”) may have other commercial relationships with and access to information from the issuer(s) of securities, financial instruments or other interests identical or related to transactions entered into with investors.
A Citi Entity may perform various roles in relation to the Products and, as such, may have a conflict of interest which arises as a consequence of the role it performs in relation to the Products or as a consequence of its activities more generally. A Citi Entity may owe professional and fiduciary obligations to persons other than the holders of the Product. The interests of these other persons may differ from the interests of the holders of a Product and in such situations, the Citi Entity may take decisions which adversely affect such holders.
A Citi Entity may have or have had interests or long or short positions in any financial instruments underlying the Product or other financial instruments referred to on this section of the Website and may at any time make purchases and/or sales in them as principal or agent. In addition, CGME and/or its affiliates may act or have acted as market maker in respect of an underlying financial instrument or entered into an arrangement to hedge the market risk associated with such financial instrument.
CGME has a conflicts of interest policy which specifies the procedures that it follows and the measures that it has adopted in order to avoid such conflicts or to manage such conflicts in a way that ensures fair treatment for its clients.
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In connection with accessing our Website, data is stored to our servers for security purposes which could be used for identification purposes (i.e. IP-address, date, time and pages visited). We may use the anonymised data for statistical processing. However, there is no individual data related analysis.
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Upon your request we will provide to you in writing, and in accordance with the legal provisions, information as to where and what personal data of yours is stored. In the event your stored data is incorrect, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will correct the data promptly. You may at any time withdraw your consent to the collection, processing and usage of your personal data with future effect. Your data will then be blocked or deleted; except for bank related data which are necessary for account management for example.
For questions concerning the processing of data, generally related to data protection or in case for complains, please contact our data privacy officer:
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AMENDMENTS TO THESE TERMS
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If any provision of these Terms is held by any court or competent authority to be illegal, void, invalid or unenforceable under the laws of any jurisdiction, the legality, validity and enforceability of the remainder of these Terms in that jurisdiction shall not be affected, and the legality, validity and enforceability of the whole of these Terms in any other jurisdiction shall not be affected.
These Terms set out the terms on which you may make use of this section of the Website and apply to every page of this section of the Website, whether or not these Terms appear on each individual page. Your use of certain sections of this section of the Website may be subject to separate or additional terms and conditions. By accessing such pages, you agree to be bound by those separate or additional terms and conditions. In the event of any conflict, those separate or additional terms and conditions will govern your use of those sections or pages of this section of the Website.
By engaging in any activities relating to the marketing and distribution of any of the products featured on this section of the Website, you will be deemed to have agreed and accepted our standard form of distribution terms, which is available at the following website: www.citifirst.com/distribution terms
LAW AND VARIATION
These Terms and any non-contractual obligations arising from or connected with them are governed by German law and these Terms shall be construed in accordance with German law. German courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising from, or related to, use of this section of the Website.
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