Terms of Use from IBCN PWS/PIB

This section contains the Terms of Use of this website and related gateway (collectively, the “Site”). By accessing this Site and any of its pages, you are agreeing to these Terms.

Non-provision of financial services or products.

HSBC Qianhai Securities Limited (“HSBC Qianhai”) does not offer any financial services or products through its use and operation of this Site. Products or services on this Site do not constitute an offer or recommendation of any products or services provided by any of the HSBC Group members. The Site is primarily intended for those who access it from within mainland China. Because of this HSBC Qianhai cannot guarantee that the Site or the information thereon complies with law or regulation of other countries, or is appropriate for use, in other places. The information provided on this Site is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person in any jurisdiction where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation. This Site shall not be considered as communicating any invitation or inducement to engage in banking, securities, brokering or investment activity or any offer to buy or sell any securities or other instruments outside any jurisdiction where HSBC Qianhai is licensed or authorised to perform such activities (hereinafter the “Authorised Countries”).

Not all the products and services that you may be able to view via this Site may be available in all geographical locations served by HSBC Group members. You should access only the Local Site(s) associated with your country of residence (“Your Local Site”). If you own products that are not discussed on Your Local Site, information about such products may be accessible on this or another HSBC website. Products and services discussed outside Your Local Site may not be available in your jurisdiction of residence or in the Authorised Countries and may not be appropriate for you. It is the responsibility of any persons accessing this Site and any information available through this Site to inform himself or herself of and to observe fully the applicable laws and regulations of any relevant jurisdiction. HSBC Group members may decline to provide you with products and services solely based on your country of residence.

Products discussed on this Site may not have been registered or authorised by any central bank, governmental or regulatory authority in the Authorised Countries or in the country of your residence. Accordingly, you may not have the benefit of protection from the securities laws, banking laws and other relevant laws and regulations of your country of residence with respect to products or services referred to on or through this Site.

No representation is given that any securities, products, or services discussed in or accessible through this Site are suitable for you or any particular person. You acknowledge that your use of this Site and any requests for information you have made as a result of visiting this Site have not been solicited by HSBC Qianhai or any of its affiliates and that the provision of any information through this Site shall not constitute or be considered investment or financial advice.

The information contained in these pages is not intended to provide professional advice and should not be relied upon in that regard. Persons accessing relevant pages should obtain appropriate professional advice where necessary.

Copyright and Trademarks

HSBC Qianhai and other parties own the trademarks, logos and service marks displayed on this Site. These may not be used without the written permission of HSBC Qianhai or the party owning these. Materials on this Site are protected by copyright. No part of these materials may be modified, reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, transmitted, copied, distributed or used in any other way for commercial or public purposes without HSBC Qianhai’s prior written consent.

No Warranties

Whilst every care has been taken in preparing the information materials contained in this Site, such information and materials are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. In particular, no warranty regarding non-infringement, security, accuracy, fitness for a purpose or freedom from computer viruses is given in connection with such information and materials.

Website Security

The secure area of this Site supports the use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol and 128-encryption technology - an industry standard for encryption over the Internet to protect data. When you provide sensitive information such as credit card details, it will be automatically converted into codes before being securely dispatched over the Internet.

Our web servers are protected behind "firewalls" and our systems are monitored to prevent any unauthorised access. We will not send personal information to you by ordinary email. As the security of ordinary email cannot be guaranteed, you should only send email to us using the secure email facility on our website.

HSBC Qianhai endeavours to put in place high standards of security to protect your interests. Both you and HSBC Qianhai play an important role in safeguarding against online fraud. You should be careful that your account details (including your username and password) are not compromised. You should ensure that you do not knowingly or accidentally share, provide or facilitate unauthorised use of such details. If you think your username or password has been disclosed to another person, is lost or stolen or an unauthorised transaction has been conducted, you are responsible for informing HSBC Qianhai immediately.

Use of Cookies and Other Technologies

Your visit to the Site may be recorded for analysis on the number of visitors to the site and general usage patterns. Some of this information will be gathered through the use of "cookies". Cookies can make the Site more useful by storing information about your preferences on particular sites, thus enabling website owners to provide more useful and safer features for their users. You may refer to relevant statement at relevant website (e.g. [www.hsbcqh.com.cn]) regarding our use of "cookies". The information collected by "cookies" is anonymous aggregated research data, and contain no name or address information or any information that will enable anyone to contact you via telephone, email or any other means. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you would prefer, you can set your browser to disable cookies or inform you when they are set. However, by disabling them, you may not be able to take full advantage of our website.

The Site may also work with third parties to research certain usage and other activities on the Site. These third parties include without limitation to Doubleclick, Yahoo!, Nielsen//NetRatings, WebTrends and Adobe. They use technologies such as spotlight monitoring, web beacons and "cookies" etc. to conduct this research. The information collected through technologies such as cookies, spotlight tags and web beacons etc. are used to find out more about our users, including user demographics and behaviour and usage patterns, for more accurate reporting and to improve the effectiveness of our marketing. Information recorded through the use of these devices are aggregated and then shared with HSBC Qianhai. No personally identifiable information about you is collected or shared by Doubleclick, Yahoo!, Nielsen//NetRatings, WebTrends and Adobe with HSBC Qianhai as a result of this research. Should you wish to disable the cookies associated with these technologies such as spotlight tags and/or web beacons etc., you may do so by changing the setting on your browser. However, you may not be able to enter certain part(s) of our website.

Linked Websites

HSBC Qianhai or any other HSBC Group member is not responsible for the contents available on or the set-up of any other websites linked to this Site. Access to and use of such other websites is at the user's own risk and subject to any terms and conditions applicable to such access/use. By providing hyperlinks to other websites, HSBC Qianhai shall not be deemed to endorse, recommend, approve, guarantee or introduce any third parties or the information/service/products they provide on their websites, or have any form of cooperation with such third parties and websites. HSBC Qianhai is not a party to any contractual arrangements entered into between you and the provider of the external website unless otherwise expressly specified or agreed by HSBC Qianhai.


Email messages sent to HSBC Qianhai over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be completely secure. HSBC Qianhai is not responsible for any loss or damages incurred by users if they send a message to HSBC Qianhai, or if HSBC Qianhai sends a message to them at their request, over the Internet. HSBC Qianhai is not responsible in any way for direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential loss or damages arising out of the use of this Site.

Transmitting over the Internet

Transmission through or over the internet may be subject to interruption, blackout, delayed transmission and incorrect data transmission. HSBC Qianhai is not liable for malfunctions in communications facilities not under its control that may affect the accuracy or timeliness of data, messages and transactions you send.


We do not represent or warrant that this Site will be available and meet your requirements, that access will not be interrupted, that there will be no delays, failures, errors or omissions or loss of transmitted information, that no viruses or other contaminating or destructive programs or properties will be transmitted or that no damage will occur to your computer system. You have sole responsibility for adequate protection and back up of data and/or equipment and for undertaking reasonable and appropriate precautions to scan for computer viruses or other destructive programs or properties. We make no representations or warranties regarding the safety, accuracy, functionality or performance of any third party software that may be used in connection with this Site.

Governing Law

Use of this Site shall be governed by the laws of the People’s Republic of China.

Website Content

In case of any discrepancy between the English and Chinese versions, the Chinese version shall apply and prevail.