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contents have not been prepared with any specific investment objective,
financial situation or particular need of any specific recipient in mind. The
information provided on this website is not intended for distribution to, or
use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction in any country where such distribution
or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject any member
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country. Where any opinions are expressed on this website, they are provided by
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being the jurisdiction in which such services, products and securities are
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in this website. In particular, but without limitation, the services, products
and securities referred to on this website are not being offered and are not
otherwise available in the United States of America or to U.S. persons.
Information on this website may constitute a financial promotion or marketing
communication. Where any information on this website constitutes a financial
promotion or marketing communication, such information is issued and approved
for distribution and use in the European Union by The Royal Bank of Scotland
plc. Where any information on this website relates to securities, you should
note that that information is marketing information only and is not intended to
be, nor is it, an offer for sale or subscription of those securities.
Notwithstanding Clause 8, if information relating to an offer is included on
this website, the website will normally contain the relevant prospectus or
other offering documents setting out the terms of the offer and the securities
or links to and/or other information where the copy of the prospectus or other
offering documents is made available.
This website is designed to be accessed through its principal home pages and
such other pages as we may decide. If you access the site through individual
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Nothing in these Terms and in particular within the 'Exclusion of Liability'
clauses shall attempt to exclude liability to the extent it is not permissible
under applicable law, including without limitation, for death or personal
injury, or for fraudulent misrepresentation.
Nothing in these Terms shall exclude, limit or restrict our duties and
liabilities to you under the regulatory system under the United Kingdom’s
Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, or, to the extent we may not exclude,
limit or restrict such duties under applicable law or regulation.
We have taken reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the
content of the website, including the opinions, charts, indicative rates,
calculation tools and reports contained in it. This information has been
compiled or arrived at by RBS from sources we believe to be reliable. However,
as RBS will not always control these sources of information, we cannot
guarantee their accuracy, completeness, currency, or quality as well as the
availability at any time of the data and other information provided on the
website. Any views, statements or representations provided for on this website
do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the RBS Group. Any price information
is indicative and may be presented temporally delayed. We exclude any
warranties, undertakings or representations (either express or implied) to the
fullest extent permitted under applicable law, that the website, including,
without limitation, the functions contained in it, will be updated, the access
to it uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that all
or any part of the content or materials or the accuracy, availability or
completeness of the content of the website or any part of the content or
materials are appropriate or available for use in any jurisdiction. If you use
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applicable local laws. We may discontinue production or updating of the website
or any part of it without notice.
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otherwise (to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law) arising out of
the use of or access to this website, which includes, without limitation, any
errors or omissions contained in it or if the website is unavailable, the act
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communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorised access), whether or
not the circumstances giving rise to such cause may have been within the
control of the RBS Group or of any vendor providing software or services
support. We shall not be liable for any direct or indirect:
losses (including without limitation loss of revenues, data, profits,
contracts, use, opportunity, business or anticipated savings);
of goodwill or reputation;
incidental, consequential loss or damage,
or incurred or arising out of or in connection with your use of this website
and these Terms, even if a member of the RBS Group or any other party has been
advised of the possibility thereof.
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warrant that the use of this website or any material downloaded from it will
not cause damage to any property, or otherwise minimise or eliminate the risks
associated with the internet including, but not limited to, loss of data,
computer virus infection, spyware, malicious software, trojans and worms. Also,
we accept no liability in respect of losses or damages arising out of changes
made to the content of this website by unauthorised third parties.
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website shall be regarded as an offer or provision of financial, investment or
other professional advice in any way. Access to the website or the retrieval of
any information set out on the website by a user does not mean that the user
becomes a client of any member of the RBS Group. In particular, you should
obtain advice from a qualified expert before making any investment decision.
RBS, RBSG, RBS N.V. or any affiliate may purchase or sell financial instruments or hold
positions (long or short) which relate to or are derived from the products
described herein. This may affect the value of the products. The website does
not take into account individual investment objectives, the financial situation
or particular needs of any individual users. The securities and financial
instruments described on this website may not be suitable as an investment
instrument for every user. Further, the purchase of these instruments may
entail risk. Information regarding the performance of a security or financial
instrument or of an underlying always relates to the past. Any historic price
development in respect of a security or financial instrument or of an
underlying does not in any way provide a basis for the projection of the future
performance and does not in any way constitute a guarantee of their future
performance and price development.
The values and prices set out on this website in relation to a particular
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or price available in the respective market at the time a user intends to
purchase or sell a particular security or currency. Values and prices set out
on this website do not take into account the size of a transaction.
Consequently, the size of an ascertained transaction may result in differing
values and prices.
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representation or warranty regarding a) the suitability of the securities or
other financial instruments presented on the website for the investor; b) the
accounting or fiscal consequences of an investment in the presented securities
or financial instruments; c) the future performance of any underlyings,
securities or financial instruments as well as d) the notification of limits to
the users of the website in a timely and accurate manner.
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with respect to any investment in the securities.
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solicitation or an offer to buy any securities or financial instruments or any
advice or recommendation with respect to such securities or other financial
instruments, or a representation that any investment strategy or security is
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technology changes; changes in consumer spending and saving habits; and the
success of the RBS Group in managing the risks involved in the foregoing. The
risks and uncertainties are discussed in the RBS Group's SEC filings. The
forward-looking statements contained in this website speak only as of the date
of the related document, and the RBS Group does not undertake to update any
forward looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date
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conjunction with, all other publicly available information, including, where
relevant any fuller disclosure document published by RBS. In particular, the
terms of any product are governed by applicable documents establishing such
terms. In the event of any inconsistency between the information on the website
regarding a particular security and the terms specified in, or determined
pursuant to, the documents establishing the terms of issue or contract, the
terms so specified or determined shall prevail. Any person at any time
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judgement as to the merits of the suitability of the securities for its
purposes and only on such information as is contained such in public information
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appropriate in the circumstances and not in reliance on the information
contained herein. In particular, RBS does not provide tax advice. Investors
should consult their own tax advisors regarding the tax consequences of any
securities mentioned on the website. Levels and bases of taxation may change.
The information is not tailored for any particular investor and does not
constitute individual investment advice.
You should consider whether an investment strategy or the purchase or sale of
any investment product is appropriate for you in the light of your particular
investment needs, objectives and financial circumstances. Questions regarding
the suitability of an investment for your specific financial and tax situation
should be referred to your financial and tax advisers. Certain investment
strategies and investment products featured on the website may not be available
or suitable to all persons.
Information in this website on past performance cannot be relied upon as a
guide to future performance. The value and income of any products mentioned
in this website can fall as well as rise and an investor may get back less than
The purchase of products may entail risks. In particular, changes in (a)
interest and exchange rates, (b) the credit of an issuer of a security and (c)
the political climate may have a negative effect on the value, price or return
of the mentioned securities and financial instruments. Unless otherwise stated,
any pricing information on this website is indicative only, is subject to
change and is not an offer to deal. Unless otherwise stated, any price quoted
is exclusive of tax and delivery costs.
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available or to be made available through this website, is compiled and placed
on this website with the greatest of care. Nevertheless, only the original
hard-copy English versions of this information shall be regarded as the
original version. No rights may be derived from financial information published
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through this website, including with regard to its accuracy and completeness.
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satisfied after following the Bank's procedures, you can ask the Ombudsman to
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You can find out more about The Financial Ombudsman Service in a leaflet
available from any branch or by telephoning the Bank. Alternatively you can
write to: Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR or telephone 0845 080 1800.
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