Terms and Conditions
Before using this blog, you should read the following important information relating to it. This information governs your use of this site and, by using it, you agree to be bound by our terms. If you do not agree please exit this website immediately. The contents of this website, including these terms, are subject to change by us without notice. The products and services are not offered to any person or entity in any jurisdiction where the advertisement, offer or sale of such products and services is restricted or prohibited by law or regulation or where any
Compliance Alert office would be subjected to any registration or licensing requirement.
This blog is designed to be accessed through its principal product home pages and such other pages as we may decide. If you access the site through individual pages directly, which are not designed for this purpose, you may not see important information which is relevant to a full understanding of our products and services. In addition to this Important Information page, you will be referred on certain site pages to read “Important Information”. These will contain important product details and relevant legal or regulatory information and must be read together with the relevant site pages.
All references on this blog to Compliance Alert unless stated to the contrary. Certain aspects of Compliance Alert’s service may be performed through, or with the support of, different members of Compliance Alert Group, of which Compliance Alert is a member.
Compliance Alert Blog
The information in the Compliance Alert blog is not intended as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell securities or any other investment or banking product, nor does it constitute a recommendation to buy or sell such products. Nothing in this material constitutes investment, legal, credit, accounting or tax advice or a representation on that any investment or strategy is suitable or appropriate to your individual circumstances.
The information in the blog is believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Any opinion or forecast constitutes our judgment as at the date of issue and is subject to change without notice.
The analysis contained in the Compliance Alert blog has been procured, and may have been acted upon, by Compliance Alert and connected companies for their own purposes, and the results are being made available to you on this understanding. To the extent permitted by law and without being inconsistent with any applicable regulation, neither Compliance Alert nor any connected company accepts responsibility for any direct or indirect or consequential loss suffered by you or any other person as a result of your acting, or deciding not to act, in reliance upon such information, opinions and analysis.
Neither any blog post nor any copy thereof may be sent to or taken into jurisdictions where the distribution may be restricted by local law or regulation. The reproduction, publication and/or distribution of any of Compliance Alert blog posts in whole or part without prior permission of Compliance Alert is prohibited.
Posting on Compliance Alert Blog
By submitting comments or any other material for publication on the Compliance Alert blog, you grant Compliance Alert royalty-free, non-exclusive and perpetual licence to use in any way whatsoever any comments or material submitted to us in any format. This licence includes, but is not limited to, the right to develop, reproduce, modify, adapt, implement, publish, distribute and display the comments or material in any medium. In addition, by posting a comment or any other material on the Compliance Alert blog, you warrant that this material belongs to you and that your submission of it does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party.
We will attempt to check every comment submitted before it is published on any of the Compliance Alert blog to ensure it complies with our standards but we cannot guarantee the same. We reserve the right to refuse, in our absolute discretion, to allow or to delay posting of all or any part of any comments or other material and to edit or remove any comments or other material posted to the blog. We reserve the right to preserve any content you may post to the extent required by law or the rules of any regulatory authority to protect the rights, property or personal safety of the blog, its users, the public, Compliance Alert Group. Nonetheless, we assume no responsibility for monitoring the blog for inappropriate content or conduct, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate content and no responsibility for the conduct of the user of submitting any such content.
Social Media Rules
These Rules apply to social media accounts operated by Compliance Alert on social media platforms, including but not limited to, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. Any references in these Rules to ‘you’, ‘your’ or ‘yours’ are references to the person(s) using our social media accounts. We have designed these Rules so you can interact with us in a safe and appropriate way. If you do not accept these Rules, please do not use our social media accounts. The basic rule for using our social media accounts is:
Only post information you are happy for everyone to see
Do’s and don’ts
- Do keep your comments or messages succinct.
- Do keep comments or messages on-topic.
- Do only comment or message us with your own opinions.
- Don’t comment or message personal or confidential information.
- Don’t use offensive, indecent or obscene language that could be discriminatory or promotes discrimination of any kind, or that may be considered as bullying or harassment;
- Don’t use our social media accounts to incite, condone or encourage conduct which could result in a criminal offence, civil liability or otherwise breach any laws or regulations including any laws regarding competition.
- Don’t comment or message anything that could be considered defamatory or embarrassing, or damaging to an individual, company or entity’s reputation.
- Don’t use our social media accounts in any way which is anti-competitive or could be expected to give rise to anti-competitive behaviour.
Management of our social media accounts
Our social media accounts may be managed by Compliance Alert Group employees and / or third parties appointed by the Compliance Alert Group. We cannot moderate what others post about us or the Compliance Alert Group before it is posted, but we may (if we are able) remove posts which don't comply with our Rules.
Views and opinions
Social media platforms are independent third party websites and are not associated with us or the Compliance Alert Group; we can't control what they do. With the exception of our own comments and messages, the views and opinions expressed on our social media accounts are the views and opinions of the person posting the information and are not our views or those of the RBS Group. While we try to ensure that the information on our site is current, we cannot guarantee that the information provided on our social media accounts will be complete, accurate or up-to-date.
If you would like to make a formal complaint about the financial or other services we provide, please follow our complaints procedure. If you do make a complaint through our social media accounts, we will try to collect details of the complaint, using secure communication. We will attempt to resolve your complaint through our standard customer complaint procedure.
Using your comments, ideas and images
Our materials and intellectual property
Our names, images, trade marks and other materials contained on our social media accounts are protected by intellectual property rights. You must not use these materials for any reason without our express consent.
Our comments or messages are not intended to provide any financial, investment or professional advice and shall not be deemed to constitute the offer or provision of financial, investment or other professional advice in any way. You should obtain advice from a qualified financial advisor before making any investment decision.
We reserve the right to amend these Rules at any time without prior notice. We will notify you on our social media account when there has been a change to these Rules. You should make sure you are complying with the current Rules. We reserve the right to close our social media accounts at any time, without prior written notice.
Please do not issue any formal notices to us through our social media accounts. These should be sent to our address which is indicated below within the ‘Regulatory information’ section.
These Rules are governed by the laws of Lebanon if your address is in Lebanon. If you live elsewhere, the laws of English Law apply to these Rules. Any dispute regarding these Rules shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Lebanon if your address is in Lebanon, or the courts of England if you live elsewhere.
Compliance Alert is registered in Beirut (Lebanon) under No. 1019263
Registered office: RAS B 131 Rachidin Street, Hasbini Bldg, 5th floor, Beirut - Lebanon. Calls may be recorded.
This website shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Lebanese law and is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Lebanese courts. The information, products and services referred to on this website are not directed at any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country outside those where services may lawfully be offered by Compliance Alert and purchased by a visitor to this website.
The information on this website is provided “as is” and has been compiled in good faith to provide information about Coutts and its products and services. It is believed to be correct, but we cannot guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of any such information. Compliance Alert shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever and howsoever arising as a result of your use of or reliance on the information contained on this website.
Before acting on any information obtained from this website you should check it by calling your local Compliance Alert office. Nothing contained on this website constitutes investment, legal, tax or other advice and is not to be relied on in making an investment or other decision. You should obtain relevant and specific professional advice before making any investment decision.
Compliance Alert reserve the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue this website or any part of it, with or without notice, at any time, and shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance of this website.
Compliance Alert shall not be liable for any losses or damages of any kind arising out of your use or inability to use this website, or in connection with any error, omission, or defect contained on this website. Furthermore, Coutts accepts no liability in respect of losses or damages arising out of changes made to the content of this website by unauthorised third parties.
Access to and use of this website is at your sole risk and Compliance Alert does not warrant that the use of this website or any material downloaded from it will not cause damage to any property, including but not limited to loss of data or computer virus infection.
There is no exclusion of duties or liabilities or any conduct of business rules which Compliance Alert are bound to comply with. There is no attempt to exclude liability for death, personal injury, or fraudulent misrepresentation.
Nothing on this website should be construed as a solicitation or offer, or recommendation, to buy or sell securities or any other investment or banking product, or to provide any investment advice or service.
3rd Party Links
This website contains hypertext links to other websites which are hosted and maintained by third parties and which are not, or may not be. When you activate any of these links you leave the Compliance Alert website and we have no control over the content or security of any such site. You use such links entirely at your own risk and Compliance Alert accept no responsibility or liability for the content, use, or availability of such websites or for any loss or damage, however arising, as a result of their use.