Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions of use

The World Gold Council website (www.gold.org) and all its associated sites (collectively called this "Website") is operated and published by The World Gold Council, An Association and it subsidiaries or affiliates ( together or alone “World Gold Council”). Your use of this Website or any of its sections or pages is governed by these terms and conditions and by our Privacy Policy (collectively, these "terms and conditions"). By accessing or using this Website you will be taken to have read and accepted these terms and conditions and to have consented to the processing of your personal data in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

The World Gold Council reserves the right, without notice, to change or modify any of these terms and conditions in any manner and at any time and changes to these terms and conditions will take effect when posted on this Website. You are responsible for reading these terms and conditions each time that you access or use this Website.

The World Gold Council, an Association is registered as an overseas company in England & Wales with UK establishment number BR012707.  It is formed as a Verein in Switzerland with limited liability of its members and is registered with the Swiss Registre Du Commerce (identification number CH-660.0.534.987-6) and its principal trading address is at 10 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7NG, United Kingdom.

 

Use of this website

This Website and the information and materials on this Website are provided for general informational and educational purposes only.

You are permitted to save, display or print out information contained on this Website only for your personal, non-commercial use. Except as otherwise permitted by these terms and conditions, you are not permitted to modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, reproduce, publish, license, frame, link, create derivative works from, transfer or otherwise use in any manner, in whole or in part, this Website or the information and materials on this Website without the prior written authorization of the World Gold Council and with suitable accreditation to the World Gold Council. To request such authorization, please contact us at info@gold.org.

 

Proprietary rights

This Website and all information and materials on this Website are protected by international copyright and trade mark laws and other intellectual property laws, and any unauthorized use of any information and materials on this Website may violate such laws. All intellectual property rights in this Website, and in and to all information and materials on this Website, (including, without limitation, copyrights, trade marks and rights in and to designs) are owned by the World Gold Council or are used by the World Gold Council with the permission of the third party owner or provider of such information or materials. These terms and conditions are not intended to, and do not, transfer or grant any rights in or to this Website or the information and materials on this Website other than those which are specifically described in these terms and conditions, and all rights not expressly granted in these terms and conditions are reserved by the World Gold Council or by the third party owners or providers from whom the World Gold Council has obtained information and materials on this Website.

All intellectual property rights in "World Gold Council" and the other trade marks, trade names, logos and graphics (including symbols and artwork) of the World Gold Council and all its associated companies and the trade dress of this Website belong to the World Gold Council and such trade m/arks, trade names, logos and graphics and trade dress may not be used without the World Gold Council's permission. In no event may the World Gold Council's trade marks, service marks or other intellectual property of the World Gold Council on this Website be reproduced separately from the textual content associated with them. In addition, you are not permitted to alter, obscure or remove any copyright, trademark or other notice on this Website or in the information and materials on this Website.

The name of other actual companies and third party products or services identified on this Website may be the trade names, trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

 

Changes to this website

The World Gold Council reserves the right, without notice, (i) to change, add, modify or remove any information and materials on this Website in any manner and at any time, and (ii) to suspend, limit, restrict and/or deny access to any aspect or part of this Website at any time for any reason, including, without limitation, for any scheduled or unscheduled maintenance, upgrades, improvements or corrections.

Neither the World Gold Council nor any of its third party providers shall have any duty or responsibility (i) to maintain, update, correct or remove any information and materials on this Website for any reason or (ii) to advise or identify any information and materials on this Website which may be outdated, incomplete, inaccurate or erroneous.

 

DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS

Disclaimer of warranties and limitation of liability

The World Gold Council makes no express or implied condition, representation or warranty or other term concerning this Website or any information or material on this Website, including, without limitation, any condition, representation or warranty or other term as to non infringement, satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose or use, or as to the accuracy or completeness of any information or materials on or accessible through this Website. The World Gold Council hereby expressly excludes all express or implied conditions, representations, warranties and other terms of any kind relating to the availability or operation of this Website and any information or materials on or accessible through this Website to the extent permitted by law.

Neither the World Gold Council nor any of its subsidiaries or affiliates nor any director, officer or employee of the foregoing shall be liable or have any responsibility for any loss, liability or damage, cost or expense that you may incur in connection with (i) your use of this Website and any information or materials on or accessible through this Website, (ii) any erroneous connection or communication between you and the World Gold Council made through this Website, (iii) the transmission of any computer viruses or other harmful components that may cause damage to another's computer system or network although every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the website is free from viruses, (iv) any aspect of the performance of this Website, including, without limitation, any failure, delay, interruption or disruption of this Website or your access to this Website, (v) the delivery of any information and materials or services available on or through this Website or the execution of any transactions made on or through this Website, (vi) any other cause relating to your access, or use of this Website and any of the information or materials on this Website, and (vii) any unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, strikes or other labour problems or any force majeure, regardless of whether any of the foregoing circumstances in this paragraph giving rise to such loss, liability or damage may have been within the control of the World Gold Council or any third party servicing this Website.

Without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event will the World Gold Council or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates or any director, officer or employee of the foregoing be liable, whether in tort (including, without limitation, negligence), contract or otherwise, for any loss of profits, income, goodwill, or contracts, loss or corruption of data, business interruption, consequential, special, punitive, incidental, indirect or similar losses or damages arising from, related to or connected with your access or inability to access this Website, your use of this Website and/or your reliance on the information and materials on this Website, even if notified or advised of the possibility of such losses or damages.

Nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude or limit the World Gold Council's liability for fraud, death or personal injury caused by its own negligence or for any other liability which may not be excluded or limited under any applicable law.

 

Security

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the content of this Website is secure, the World Gold Council makes no condition, representation or warranty or other term, express or implied, concerning the security of this Website, including, without limitation, with respect to the ability of unauthorized persons to access, intercept or use information or materials transmitted by you to this Website or from this Website to you.

Neither the World Gold Council nor any of its subsidiaries or affiliates nor any director, officer or employee of the foregoing shall be liable or have any responsibility for any loss, liability or damage, cost or expense that you may incur from any third party access, interception or use of any information, materials or services on or accessible through this Website or any tampering with your computer system done by unauthorized parties.

 

Accuracy of information

Although the information and materials on this Website were obtained or compiled from sources the World Gold Council believes to be reliable, the World Gold Council does not make any express or implied condition, representation, warranty or other term as to the accuracy, validity, reliability, timeliness or completeness of any such information or materials in general or in connection with any particular use or purpose.

The World Gold Council does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any third party advice, opinion, statement, information or materials on (including links from) or accessible through this Website.

 

Investment advice - no offer or recommendation

This Website and the information and materials on this Website are not, and should not be construed as, an offer to buy or sell, or as a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell, any regulated gold related products or any other regulated products, securities or investments. This Website does not, and should not be construed as acting to, sponsor, advocate, endorse or promote any regulated gold related products or any other regulated products, securities or investments.

This Website and the information and materials on this Website do not, and shall not be construed as, making any recommendation or providing any investment or other advice with respect to the purchase, sale or other disposition of any regulated gold related products or any other regulated products, securities or investments, including, without limitation, any advice to the effect that any gold related transaction is appropriate or suitable for any investment objective or financial situation of a prospective investor. A decision to invest in any regulated gold related products or any other regulated products, securities or investments should not be made in reliance on any of the information or materials on this Website. Before making any investment decision, prospective investors should seek advice from their financial, legal, tax and accounting advisers, take into account their individual financial needs and circumstances and carefully consider the risks associated with such investment decision.

 

Local legal restrictions

The information and materials on this Website are not directed to and may not be used by any person or entity in any jurisdiction where the direction or use of such information and materials is prohibited or would be contrary to applicable laws, rules or regulations of any governmental authority or regulatory organization. The World Gold Council is not registered or required to be registered as an investment adviser under US securities laws.

 

Use of forward-looking statements

Information on this Website is provided solely for general information and educational purposes. It is not, and should not be construed as, an offer to buy or sell, or as a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell. The use of the words ‘believes,’ ‘expects,’ ‘may,’ or ‘suggests’ or words of similar import, identifies a statement as ‘forward-looking.’ In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking information included herein, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation by the World Gold Council that the forward-looking statements will be achieved.

 

Third party links

This Website may contain links to websites owned, sponsored or maintained by third parties, including, without limitation, links to members of the World Gold Council and links to investment partners associated with the World Gold Council. These links are provided only as a convenience to you. The inclusion of any link on this Website to a third party website is not and does not imply any affiliation, sponsorship, endorsement, approval, investigation, verification or authorization by the World Gold Council of such third party website or the information or materials on such third party website. The World Gold Council makes no representations, warranties or guarantees with respect to, and is not responsible for, any third party website or the information and materials on such third party website or your use of or inability to use such third party website. You should also be aware that the terms and conditions of use for any third party website and such website's privacy policies may be different from those applicable to your use of this Website.

 

Privacy & Cookies

Read about our Privacy Statement. Read about our Cookies usage.

 

General

The World Gold Council is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of websites to which it may provide links or the websites of its advertisers.

The World Gold Council uses all reasonable precautions to keep the personal information disclosed to us secure and to disclose such information only to responsible third parties after permission from the visitor.

 

Governing law

This Website is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with English law and any dispute as to its terms shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Should any part of these terms and conditions be found to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable under any applicable law, such term shall, insofar as it is severable from the remaining terms and conditions, be deemed omitted from these terms and conditions and shall in no way affect the legality, validity or enforceability of the remaining terms and conditions.

 

Contact us

If you have any questions about these terms and conditions (including the privacy statement) you can contact us at info@gold.org or by writing to us at the World Gold Council, 10 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7NG, United Kingdom. Please note that calls to the World Gold Council may be recorded.

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