Terms and Conditions

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE 

WHAT’S IN THESE TERMS? 

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WHO WE ARE AND HOW TO CONTACT US

‘ADSS’, ‘ADS Securities’, ‘ADS’ and all associated names and logos are trademarks owned by ADS Holding LLC or its affiliates, subsidiaries, parent companies and subsidiaries of those parent companies. 

ADS Securities London Limited is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 577453).  Registered as a company in England and Wales, number 07785265 with registered address at 125 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1AR. VAT Registration Number: 212 722 447 Email: [email protected]

ADS Securities L.L.C. (“ADSS LLC”) is a limited liability company incorporated under United Arab Emirates law. The company is registered with the Department of Economic Development of Abu Dhabi (No. 1190047) and has its principal place of business at 8th Floor, CI Tower, Corniche Road, P.O. Box 93894, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  ADSS LLC is licenced by the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates to act as a financial and monetary intermediary in the conduct of financial and monetary brokerage business for the sale and purchase of currencies and intermediating in money market transactions as permitted in accordance with Central Bank Resolution Number 126/5/1995 (as amended) and to carry out certain categories of financial investment business as permitted under Central Bank Resolution Number 164/8/1994 (as amended).

ADS Securities Hong Kong Limited (“ADSS HK”) is a limited liability company incorporated under Hong Kong law. The company is registered with the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (the “SFC”) (CE# AXC847) and has its principal place of business at 3/F Prosperity Tower, 39 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong. ADSS HK is licensed by the SFC to act as a financial intermediary in the conduct of brokerage business for the sale and purchase of Securities, Futures Contracts, Leveraged Foreign Exchange and Advising on Corporate Finance as permitted in accordance with the Securities and Futures Ordinance of Hong Kong.

ADS Investment Solutions Limited (“ADSI”) is a private company limited by shares incorporated under the laws of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (the “ADGM”) financial free zone. The company is registered with the ADGM Registration Authority (No. 000000966) and has its principal place of business at Office 712, Level 7, Al Khatem Tower,  Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. ADSI is licenced by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (the “FSRA”) of the ADGM (No. 170025) to engage in the following regulated activities in or from the ADGM: 'Managing Assets'; 'Arranging Custody'; 'Advising on Investments or Credit'; 'Arranging Deals in Investment'; 'Arranging Credit'; and 'Managing a Collective Investment Fund', as defined in the ADGM’s Financial Services and Markets Regulations 2015 (as amended).

BY USING OUR SITE YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS 

These terms tell you the rules for using our website www.adss.com (our site). If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site. We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.

THERE ARE OTHER TERMS THAT MAY APPLY TO YOU  

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our site:

  • Our Privacy Policy [INSERT AS LINK TO SITE’S PRIVACY POLICY]. See further under “How we may use your personal information”.
  • Our Cookie Policy [INSERT AS LINK TO COOKIE POLICY], which sets out information about the cookies on our site.

WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THESE TERMS 

We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.

WE MAY SUSPEND OR WITHDRAW OUR SITE 

Our site is made available free of charge. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

OUR SITE IS ONLY FOR USERS IN THE UK 

Our site is directed to people residing in the United Kingdom. We do not represent that content available on or through our site is appropriate for use or available in other locations and is not intended for distribution to, or use by any person in any country or jurisdiction where such distribution or use would be contrary to local law or regulation.

HOW YOU MAY USE MATERIAL ON OUR SITE  

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and (if applicable), you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged. You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

DO NOT RELY ON INFORMATION ON THIS SITE  

The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.

TRADING

Our site contains public and client areas. The client area is accessible to clients who have opened an account and contains our internet platform. The internet platform allows you to open and close positions with us and gives you access to account information including your open positions as well as other features. You can open or close a position on the entry screen by hitting the relevant button. A confirmation will appear on screen and the new position should be reflected in your account information.

MARKET DATA

With respect to any market data or other information that we or any third party service provider may display on our site, (a) such data is indicative only and we and any such provider are not responsible or liable if any such data or information is inaccurate or incomplete in any respect; (b) we and any such provider are not responsible or liable for any actions that you take or do not take based on such data or information; and (c) such data or information is proprietary to us and/or any such provider and you are not permitted to retransmit, redistribute, publish, disclose or display in whole or in part such data or information to third parties except as may be required by any law or regulation.

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEBSITES WE LINK TO 

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

OUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY YOU  

We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any products to you, which will be set out in the ADSS Terms of Business for Margin Customers [insert link] or the ADSS Terms of Business for Non-Margin Customers [insert link], as appropriate.

Marketing disclaimer

Any marketing material on our site (whether or not it states any opinions) is for general information purposes only, and does not take into account your personal circumstances or objectives. Nothing in this material is (or should be considered to be) financial, investment or other advice on which reliance should be placed. No opinion given in the material constitutes a recommendation by us or the author that any particular investment, security, transaction or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person.

Although the information set out on our site is obtained from sources believed to be reliable, we do not guarantee its accuracy or completeness. All information is indicative and subject to change without notice and may be out of date at any given time.  We shall not be responsible for any loss that you may incur, either directly or indirectly, arising from any investment based on any information contained herein.

This material may include charts displaying financial instruments' past performance as well as estimates and forecasts. Any information relating to past performance of an investment does not necessarily guarantee future performance.

Unless otherwise stated, the prices used on our site are our own prices, and not those of third parties.

HOW WE MAY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION 

We will only use your personal information as set out in our [LINK TO PRIVACY POLICY].

RULES ABOUT LINKING TO OUR SITE 

If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact [email protected]

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you. Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR VIRUSES AND YOU MUST NOT INTRODUCE THEM 

We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.  You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

OUR TRADE MARKS ARE REGISTERED 

”ADSS” and “ADS Securities” are EU registered] trademarks of ADS Holdings LLC. You are not permitted to use them without our approval, unless they are part of material you are using as permitted under “How you may use material on our site” [INSERT AS LINK].]

WHICH COUNTRY’S LAWS APPLY TO ANY DISPUTES? 

These terms of use, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by English law. We both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction except, that if you are an individual and resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.