Last update : 25 May 2018
1. Nature of the Website
This website (the “Website”) is the portal of La Française Group and its companies (the “Group”). Its purpose is purely to provide information and it presents the various activities, business lines, areas of expertise of, and news about, the Group.
The information contained on the Website does not constitute an offer of products or services that could under any circumstances be interpreted as a public issue of securities, an invitation to purchase, investment advice, an investment or arbitrage proposal or any invitation whatsoever to operate on the financial markets.
2. Applicable law and restrictions arising from different legal systems
The Website and these general terms and conditions (the “General terms and Conditions”) are subject to French law, and the jurisdiction of the Paris courts. However, to make it easier to access them, the Website and its General Terms and Conditions have been translated from French into a number of different languages. It is specified that in the event that there are divergences between the translation or interpretation of different versions, the French version shall prevail over all others.
Those who access, visit and /or use the Website and the information presented on it should ensure that this is permissible under the law of their own country. If not, they should refrain from accessing or visiting the Website and/or using the information presented on it.
In the event of any inconsistency between these General Terms and Conditions and the French version, the French version shall prevail.
3. Scope of the Website
The Website presents the various activities, business lines, areas of expertise of, and news about the Group, and contains links to the websites of various Group entities.
4. Selection of visitor profile and status
When you visit this Website or the website of a company in the Group, you will be asked to choose a visitor profile (institutional/ corporate, wealth management professional or private individual). The purpose is to present you with the range of products and services best suited to meet the needs of your declared client category.
In addition, in accordance with the EU “MIFID” Directive, every profile is allocated the status of professional or non-professional. You should check that you have been allocated the correct status. You are asked to note that the information and documents available for consultation differ depending on whether the status declared is professional or non-professional.
In any event, you are responsible for your choice of profile and status. The Group cannot be held liable for any use of information which does not correspond to your actual status.
5. Notice regarding the products and services presented on Group websites
You are reminded that the Website does not permit any subscription or transaction whatsoever involving the products and services presented.
As a general rule, prior to any transaction, clients are advised to check whether the transaction is appropriate for them in view of their assets, their financial, tax and legal situation and their investment goals. Clients are also encouraged to obtain advice from their usual advisers. Furthermore, potential investors must make themselves aware of the prospectus and more generally the regulatory information for the product in question, available either on this website, another Group website or from the Group's offices.
6. Money laundering
LA FRANÇAISE GROUP draws the attention of all visitors to the Website to the requirement for identity documents, in accordance with legislation on money laundering, financing of terrorism and other relevant regulation.
7. Performance of financial products - Data presented on the Website
Past performance can vary over time and cannot be a predictor of future performance. Income from investments can fluctuate. The price and value of the investments on which the reports are directly or indirectly based, may increase or decrease to the benefit or detriment of investors.
Moreover, the data provided on the Website are purely for information. The Group may not be held liable, either directly or indirectly, for any consequences of the use of any information on the Website.
8. Protection of personal data and Cookies
9. Intellectual property
The website (form and content) i.e.:
(i) all documents (text, photographs, graphics etc.) constituting or embedded in its pages,
(ii) all distinctive signs (trademark, photos, logos etc., are the exclusive property of the Group, or as appropriate, for certain information, the property of third parties which have authorised the Group to use it on the website.
10. Group liability
The Group makes every effort to ensure that information available on the Website is accurate. It does not offer any guarantee, either express or tacit, concerning the content of the Website. Moreover, the Group offers no guarantee relating to the relevance, updating or comprehensiveness of the information published on the Website or its relevance to the needs of users.
The Group reserves the right to change the content or presentation of the Website, at any time and without prior notice. However, the Group cannot guarantee that the Website has not been modified by a third party (intrusion, viruses etc.).
Moreover, the Group accepts no responsibility (direct or indirect) including in the event of any delay, error or omission, for the content of these pages and the use which anyone may make of them. The same applies in the event of interruption or unavailability of the service.
Under no circumstances shall the Group be held liable in any way whatsoever for any direct or indirect damage resulting from the use of the Website and in particular the information provided. The information on the Website may not be reproduced in full or in part, or disseminated or distributed to third parties, without prior written authorisation from the Group.