Terms of Use

Terms of Use

The use of https://www.wellington.com/en-hk/individual (this “Website”) is subject to the following terms and conditions (the “Terms”).  After you have read and understood these Terms, you may click “Accept” to confirm that you agree to the Terms. 

By clicking “Accept” you: 

(i) expressly acknowledge that you have read and understood the Terms and agree to abide by them;

(ii) represent and warrant that the jurisdiction you have selected is the applicable jurisdiction for the intended investment activities, and that you are not resident in the United States of America and are not a U.S. Person;

(iii) confirm that you are accessing this Website in compliance with the laws and regulations of the jurisdiction you have selected, and all other applicable laws, rules and regulations;

(iv) represent and warrant, if applicable, that you are authorised to accept these Terms and use or access (or attempt to use or access) this Website on behalf of your employer, your client, or both, and that in doing so you are acting within the scope of your duties and, at all times, on behalf of your employer, your client or both;

(v) agree to use this website only in compliance with these Terms and all applicable laws, rules and regulation in effect in the jurisdiction in which you are residing or domiciled or the jurisdiction from which you are accessing the Website; and

(vi) agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy as set out below in paragraph 12.

If you do not agree with these Terms you must refrain from using this Website. 

In these Terms, references to “you” and “your” are references to any person using or accessing (or attempting to use or access) this Website or, as the context requires, the legal entity on whose behalf a user uses or accesses (or attempts to use or access) this Website. References to “Wellington Management”, “we” and “us” are references to Wellington Management Hong Kong Limited.

By entering this Website, you acknowledge and agree to be bound by each of the following Terms, together with any additional terms and conditions that apply to individual webpages, documents or other attachments contained within this Website (together, the "Conditions of Use"). If there are any Conditions of Use that you do not understand or agree with, you must leave this Website or the webpage in question (as applicable) immediately and delete immediately from the memory of your computer all documents from this Website.

1.     About this Website:  The information on this Website is issued and communicated by Wellington Management, which is licensed by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (the “SFC”) under the Securities and Futures Ordinance (“SFO”) for Types 1 (Dealing in Securities), 2 (Dealing in Futures Contracts), 4 (Advising on Securities) and 9 (Asset Management) regulated activities with CE Number AJB478.

2.     Access to this Website: Wellington Management makes no warranties that materials on this Website are appropriate for use in jurisdictions other than Hong Kong. As the Website can be accessed from other locations, you agree to comply with all local laws, rules, and regulations including, without limitation, all laws, rules and regulations in effect in the jurisdiction in which you reside and the jurisdiction from which you access the Website.  Wellington Management and its affiliates disclaim all responsibility if you access or download any information from this Website in breach of any law, rule or regulation of Hong Kong, the jurisdiction in which you are residing or domiciled or the jurisdiction from which you are accessing the Website.

Wellington Management reserves the right to suspend or withdraw access to any page(s) included on this Website without notice at any time and accepts no liability if, for any reason, these pages are unavailable at any time or for any period. 

3.     Restrictions:  The distribution of the information and documentation on this Website may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions. This Website, and the information and documentation on it, are not addressed to any person resident in the territory of any jurisdiction where such distribution would be contrary to local law or regulation or which would subject Wellington Management or its affiliate to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction. 

4.     No Investment Advice:  The information on this Website is provided for information only and on the basis that you will make your own investment decisions. 

Nothing contained on this Website constitutes, and nothing on this Website should be construed as, investment advice or a recommendation to buy, sell, hold or otherwise transact in any investment.  It is strongly recommended that you seek professional investment advice before making any investment decision.

The information on this Website does not take account of any investor's investment objectives, particular needs or financial situation.  In addition, nothing on this Website shall, or is intended to, constitute financial, legal, accounting or tax advice. 

You should consider whether an investment fits your investment objectives, particular needs and financial situation before making any investment decision.  You should also inform yourself as to (a) the possible tax consequences, (b) the legal requirements and (c) any foreign exchange restrictions or exchange control requirements which you might encounter under the laws of the countries of your citizenship, residence or domicile and which might be relevant to an investment. If you are in doubt with any of the information on this Website, you should seek independent professional financial advice.

Any opinion, comment, article, financial analysis, market forecast, market commentary or other such information which is published on the Website is not binding on Wellington Management or its affiliates nor are they deemed responsible for the information, opinion or ideas offered. 

5.     Past Performance; Forecast; Simulation: To the extent that this Website contains any information regarding the past performance of any product or service, such information is not a reliable indicator of its future performance and should not be relied upon as a basis for an investment decision.

The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amount originally invested and may lose all of their investment. Exchange rate changes may cause the value of overseas investments to rise or fall.

6.     Risk Warnings:  There are significant risks associated with any investment (including the risk of a complete loss of investment) and you should ensure that you have fully understood such risks before taking any decision to invest.   

These Terms do not represent a complete statement of the risk factors associated with any investment. 

7.     Information on this Website:  This Website, and the information on it, are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute an invitation, offer or solicitation to engage in any investment activity.  

The information on this Website is provided in good faith and reasonable care has been taken to ensure that such information is accurate, current and fit for its intended purpose. To the extent that any information on this Website relates to a third party, this information has been provided by that third party and is the sole responsibility of such third party and, as such, Wellington Management and its affiliates accept no liability for such information. No representation or warranty of any kind regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, completeness or timeliness of the information on this Website or the error-free use of this Website is given and to the extent permitted by applicable laws, no liability is accepted for the accuracy or completeness of such information. No warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third-party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and freedom from computer virus is given in conjunction with the information, materials, products, and services on the Website. Any views expressed herein are those of the author(s), are based on available information, and are subject to change without notice. Individual portfolio management teams may hold different views and may make different investment decisions for different clients.  Wellington Management does not warrant that the Website will meet your needs. You agree to assume the entire risk as to your use of the Website. Any person who acts upon, or changes his investment position in reliance on information contained on this Website, does so entirely at his own risk. 

Information posted on this Website is current only as at the date it is first posted and may no longer be true or complete when viewed by you.  All content on the Website is subject to modification from time to time without notice.

8.     Conflicts of Interest: Wellington Management, its affiliates and their directors, officers, employees or clients may have or have had interests or long or short positions in any investment product or other financial instruments underlying any investment product referred to on this Website and may at any time make purchases and/or sales in them as principal or agent. In addition, Wellington Management and/or its affiliates may act or have acted as market maker in any investment product, or financial instruments underlying such investment product or entered into an arrangement to hedge the market risk associated with the investment products. The Wellington Management group has conflicts of interest policies in place which specify the procedures that they follow and the measures that they have adopted in order to avoid such conflicts or to manage such conflicts in a way that ensures fair treatment for clients, and that such conflicts are managed in accordance with applicable law and regulation.

9.     Liability:  No warranty is given that the contents of this Website are compatible with all computer systems or browsers or that this Website shall be available on an uninterrupted basis. 

The internet is not a completely reliable transmission medium and none of  Wellington Management or any of its affiliates accepts any liability for any data transmission errors such as data loss or damage or alteration of any kind or for the security or confidentiality of information transmitted across the internet to or from Wellington Management or any of its affiliates. Any such transmission of information is entirely at your own risk and any material downloaded from this Website is downloaded at your own risk. 

The information on this Website is provided “as is” and “as available”.  To the extent permitted by law, no guarantee or representation, express or implied, is made as to the timeliness, completeness or continued availability of any information made available on the Website. Wellington Management, its affiliates and each of their directors, officers, employees and/or agents expressly exclude all conditions, warranties, representations, and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law or regulation.

In no event will Wellington Management or any of its affiliates be liable to any person for any direct, indirect, special or consequential damages, losses or liabilities arising out of any use of, or inability to use, this Website or the information contained on it including, without limitation, lost profits, business interruption, any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, line or system failure, loss of programs or data on your equipment or otherwise, even if Wellington Management or its affiliates are expressly advised of the possibility or likelihood of such damages, losses or liabilities, unless such damages, losses or liabilities are due to Wellington Management’s or its affiliates’ negligence, wilful default, fraud or material breach of  Wellington Management’s or its affiliates’ obligations under applicable law or regulation.

This does not affect the liability of Wellington Management or its affiliates for any loss or damage which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

10.  Indemnification: As a condition of your use of the Website, you agree to indemnify and hold  Wellington Management, its affiliates, and their respective partners, directors, employees, and agents harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, liability, costs, and expenses (including but not limited to legal fees) arising from your use of the Website or from your violation of these Terms, unless such claims, losses, liability, costs or expenses are due to Wellington Management’s or its affiliates’ negligence, wilful default, fraud or material breach of Wellington Management’s or its affiliates’ obligations under applicable law or regulation. 

11.  Intellectual Property:  The entire content of this Website is subject to copyright with all rights reserved. All materials on this Website are owned or licensed by Wellington Management, its affiliates and/or its third-party providers and are protected by Hong Kong and international intellectual property laws. Unless otherwise indicated, all service marks, trademarks, and logos appearing on this Website are the exclusive property of Wellington Management or its affiliate(s). You may not copy, display, distribute, download, license, modify, publish, repost, reproduce, sell, transmit, use to create a derivative work, or otherwise use for public or commercial purposes the content of this Website without the prior written permission of Wellington Management.

12.  Privacy Notice: Please see our privacy notice which is contained on this Website for information about how the Wellington Management group protects your personal data, including personal data collected through this Website. The Wellington Management group respects the privacy of its clients and the confidentiality of information pertaining to its clients.

13.  Your use of this Website: You must not use this Website (or permit or procure others to use it) as follows:

  • for any unlawful, improper or illegal purpose or activity;
  • to communicate or receive information that is obscene, indecent, pornographic, sadistic, cruel, or racist in content, of a sexually explicit or graphic nature, which promotes or incites discrimination, hatred or racism or which might be legally actionable for any reason;
  • in a manner intended to threaten, harass, or intimidate;
  • to violate Wellington Management’s or any third party's copyright, trademark, proprietary or other intellectual property rights;
  • to damage Wellington Management’s name or reputation or that of Wellington Management’s affiliated companies or any third parties;
  • to impersonate any of Wellington Management’s employees or other person or use a false name while using this Website or implying an association with Wellington Management;
  • to penetrate Wellington Management’s security measures or other entities' systems ("hacking");
  • to transmit unsolicited voluminous emails (for example, spamming) or to intercept, interfere with or redirect email intended for others using this Website;
  • to generate excessive amounts of internet traffic, to interfere with Wellington Management’s network or other’s use of this Website or to engage in activities designed to, or having the effect of, degrading or denying service to other users of this Website or others;
  • to introduce viruses, worms, harmful code and/or Trojan horses onto the internet or into this Website or any other entity’s systems and it is your responsibility to ensure that whatever you download or select for your use from this Website is free from such items;
  • to post or transmit information that is defamatory, fraudulent or deceptive including, but not limited to, scams such as "make-money-fast" schemes or "pyramid/chain" letters; and/or
  • to transmit confidential or proprietary information, except solely at your own risk.

14.  Linked Websites:  Links to websites operated by third parties are provided for information only and do not constitute any form of advice, endorsement or recommendation of such websites or the material on them.  Wellington Management accepts no responsibility for information contained on any other sites which can be accessed by hypertext link from this Website or for these sites not being available at all times.  Wellington Management has not reviewed, and will not review or update, such websites or information and any use that you make of such websites and information is at your own risk.  Please note that when you click on any external site hypertext link you will leave this Website. You should review the privacy statements of such websites before you provide any personal or confidential information.

15.  Website Security and Restrictions on Use: As a condition to your use of this Website, you agree that you will not, and you will not take any action intended to:  (i) access data that is not intended for you; (ii) invade the privacy of, obtain the identity of, or obtain any personal information about any other user of this Website; (iii) probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of this Website or Wellington Management’s network or breach security or authentication measures without proper authorisation; (iv) attempt to interfere with service to any user, host, or network or otherwise attempt to disrupt our business; or (v) send unsolicited mail, including promotions and/or advertising of products and services. Unauthorised use of the Website, including but not limited to unauthorised entry into Wellington Management’s systems or misuse of any information posted to a website, is strictly prohibited.

16.  Amendment:  Wellington Management may delete or make changes to these Terms and to the information contained on this Website at any time. Where such amendments are made, you will be required to accept any such changes in order for and prior to your continual use of the Website.  If you do not accept such revised Terms, you may no longer be able to access this Website.

If any provision of these Terms is found by any court or authority of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, void or invalid under the laws of any jurisdiction, the legality, validity or enforceability of the remainder of these Terms in that jurisdiction shall not be affected and the legality, validity and enforceability of the whole of these Terms in any other jurisdiction shall not be affected.

17.  Third Parties:  Wellington Management and its affiliates shall have the benefit of the rights conferred on them by these Terms but otherwise no person who is not a party to these Terms may enforce its terms whether under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance of Hong Kong or otherwise.

18.  Applicable Law:  These Terms and any non-contractual obligations arising from or connected with them shall be governed by, and these Terms shall be construed in accordance with, the laws of Hong Kong.

19.  Jurisdiction:  You agree that the Hong Kong courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any legal action or proceedings arising out of or in connection with these Terms (whether arising out of or in connection with contractual or non-contractual obligations) (“Proceedings”) and waive any objection to Proceedings in such courts on the grounds of venue or on the grounds that Proceedings have been brought in an inappropriate forum.  You further agree that this paragraph operates for the benefit of Wellington Management and accordingly Wellington Management shall be entitled to take Proceedings in any other court or courts having jurisdiction.

20.  About Wellington Management Hong Kong Limited:  Wellington Management Hong Kong Limited威靈頓管理香港有限公司 is incorporated in Hong Kong.  Wellington Management’s principal place of business is at 17/F Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong.

21.  Contact Us:  If you have any enquiries in relation to our data protection policies and procedures, this Website or the information on it, please click here to contact Wellington Management.

Effective as of 17th December 2021