Terms of Use

This Terms of Use Agreement (“Terms of Use”) is a binding contract between you and Franklin Templeton Investment Management Limited (“Franklin Templeton Investments”). It governs your use of this website and all products, services, content, tools and information available through this website. By using or accessing this website, you accept and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree with this Terms of Use, you are not granted permission to access or otherwise use this website.

These Terms were last amended as of: April 2021

Acceptance of the Terms of Use and any Amendments

This Terms of Use states the terms and conditions under which you may access, browse and/or use the website located at www.franklintempleton.co.uk, and all products, services, content, tools, and information available through the website (referred to collectively as the "Site" or the "Site Content"). Please read the Terms of Use carefully. By accessing, browsing and/or using this Site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use.

These Terms of Use are in addition to any other agreements between you and Franklin Templeton Investments and/or any of Franklin Templeton Investments corporate group of companies (collectively, "Franklin Templeton" or "we" or "us”), including any customer or account agreements, and any other agreements that govern your use of Franklin Templeton's or any third party's (companies not affiliated with us) products, services, content, tools, and information available on this Site.

Your access to and use of this Site is governed by the version of the Terms of Use in effect on the date this Site is accessed and/or used by you. We reserve the right to change the Site and the Terms of Use at any time, without notice. The date of any amendment will be shown in the Table of Contents. If you access and/or use the Site after the amended Terms of Use have been posted, you will be deemed to have agreed to the Terms of Use, as amended.

Site Sponsor

This Site is provided as a service, and for informational purposes only, by Franklin Templeton Investments.

Information for Investors Not Residing in the UK

This site is intended for residents of the UK. If you do not reside in the UK, please visit international websites  link for assistance with products and services legally available in your place of residence.

Authorized Use, Users and Online Account Access

UK resident use only. Franklin Templeton Investments is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority. This Site is intended for residents of the UK only. If you choose to access and/or use this Site from locations outside of the UK, you do so at your own initiative and risk, and are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws.

Personal use

This Site is intended only for your personal, non-commercial use, unless you and we have agreed otherwise in writing.

No solicitation

Nothing on this Site shall be considered a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell, or a recommendation for, a security, or any other product or service, to any person in any jurisdiction where such solicitation, offer, recommendation, purchase or sale would be unlawful under the laws of that jurisdiction.

No investment recommendations or professional advice: use of tools

This Site is not intended to provide any tax, legal, insurance or investment advice, and nothing on the Site should be construed as a recommendation, by us or any third party, to acquire or dispose of any investment or security, or to engage in any investment strategy or transaction. While certain tools available on the Site may provide general investment or financial analyses based upon your personalised input, such results are not to be construed as our providing investment recommendations or advice. Unless otherwise specified, you alone are solely responsible for determining whether any investment, security or strategy or any other product or service, is appropriate or suitable for you based on your investment objectives.

Password protected areas

Access to and use of password-protected and/or secure areas of the Site are restricted to authorized users only. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain unauthorized access to such parts of our Site, or to any other protected materials or information, through any means not intentionally made available by us for your specific use. Unauthorized individuals attempting to access, or actually accessing, these areas can be subject to criminal and/or civil prosecution.

Personal Information Transmission, Unsolicited Communications and Usage Monitoring

Personal Information Transmission/ Use of your Personal Information

Your use of the Site may involve the transmission of information, including personally identifiable data (personal data) about you. How Franklin Templeton collects, transfers, shares or otherwise uses your personal data is disclosed in Franklin Templeton’s Privacy & Cookies Notice, which you can read here to learn more: http://www.franklintempletonglobal.com/privacy

 

How to contact Franklin Templeton in relation your privacy rights is disclosed in Appendix 1 of our Privacy & Cookies Notice.  Depending on your location, other privacy laws and regulations may also apply to you.

 

Unsolicited communications

We welcome your feedback about this Site and may use it to improve the Site. Should you provide unsolicited ideas, or material of any kind ("Communications") and we use it to develop or market products, services, content, tools or information, you agree that we can do so without compensating you. By providing us with such Communications, you represent to us that you own all rights to it. This means that you hereby grant Franklin Templeton a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable license to edit, reproduce, disclose, transmit, publish, broadcast, or post your Communications either on the Site or elsewhere with no liability or obligation to you. Franklin Templeton is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques obtained in your unsolicited communications for any purpose including, but not limited to, developing and marketing products. Unless we state otherwise on the Site, any Communications that you email or otherwise transmit through the Site can be treated by us as non-confidential and nonproprietary.

Usage monitoring

We reserve the right, but do not have the obligation, to access, archive, or monitor any use of this Site, or your use of this Site and your Communications. By using the Site, you acknowledge our right to access, archive, or monitor usage to ensure service quality, or to evaluate the Site, the security of the Site, compliance with these Terms of Use, or for any other reason. You acknowledge that our monitoring activities will not entitle you to any cause of action or other right with respect to the manner in which we monitor your Site usage and enforce, or fail to enforce, these Terms of Use. You further acknowledge that in no event will Franklin Templeton be liable for any damages incurred by you as a result of our usage monitoring. Your privacy rights are outlined in relation our Sites are outlined in our Privacy & Cookies Notice here.

Cookies

What cookies are and how we use cookies is disclosed in our cookie policy. You can choose whether to switch on or off cookies by visiting the Cookie Preference centre in the Site. You can select which cookie categories you wish to allow.

 

Copyright, Trademark and other Intellectual Property Rights

You acknowledge that this Site is protected by applicable copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, proprietary rights and other intellectual property laws, and that these worldwide rights are valid and protected in all forms, media, and technologies existing now or developed in the future. Accordingly, you may not copy, distribute, modify, post or frame-in the Site, including any text, graphics, video, audio, software code, user interface design or logos, except as explicitly authorized below or by us in writing.

Permitted uses

Franklin Templeton grants you a non-exclusive, personal, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, limited and revocable right to access, use and display this Site on any computers or other electronic display device of which you are a user, for your personal and non-commercial use only and subject to the restrictions set out below under “Prohibited uses” (the "Permitted Uses"). You agree to use the Site only for lawful purposes, for the Permitted Uses, and not for the Prohibited Uses. No other use of the Site is authorized unless you and we have agreed otherwise in writing.

Prohibited uses

You may print copies of the Site's Content, provided that these copies are made only for the Permitted Uses and that you include any notices and any legal information contained in the Site Content, such as all copyright notices, trademark legends, or other proprietary rights notices as well as all legal disclaimers furnished in the footnotes or under "Important Legal Information" as shown on the screen or through a link. Limited linking to the Site is permitted if done in full compliance with all applicable laws, these Terms of Use, our Linking Policy and our Logo Use Policy.

Because all servers have limited capacity and are used by many people, you may not use the Site in any manner that could damage or overburden any Franklin Templeton server, or any network connected to any Franklin Templeton server. You may not use the Site in any manner that would interfere with any other party's use of the Site.

Trademarks and copyrights

Our trademarks are listed in Franklin Templeton Trademarks. Other company product and service names and logos used and displayed on this Site may be trademarks or service marks owned by others. Nothing on this Site should be construed as granting any licence or right to use any of the Franklin Templeton Trademarks or other trademarks displayed on this Site without the prior written permission in each instance of Franklin Templeton and/or the owner(s) of such other trademarks. All goodwill generated from the use of the Franklin Templeton Trademarks on any website will inure to our benefit.

The Site also contains text, software, graphics, images, and other material protected by copyrights or other proprietary rights and laws (collectively, the "Proprietary Material"), owned by Franklin Templeton or its licensors. Any use of such Proprietary Material other than as permitted herein is expressly prohibited without the prior permission of Franklin Templeton and/or the relevant rights holder in writing.

Copyright Policy and Claims Procedure

We reserve the right to remove from our Site, any content that is alleged to infringe someone's copyright. If you reasonably believe that your copyrighted work is accessible on this Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow the Claims Procedure at https://www.franklintempleton.com/investor/help/terms-of-use/claims-procedures.

Franklin Templeton Linking and Logo Use Policies

Use of Franklin Templeton logos or creating hyperlinks to our website is prohibited unless authorised by us in writing. You may, however, create a link to the Site that includes our logo as long as you accept and follow our Linking Policy and Logo Use Policy and such link, including logo, is for your personal and non-commercial use (unless we have agreed to other terms in writing) (an “Authorized Link”).

We are granting a limited, revocable and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to this Site in accordance with these Terms of Use, the Linking Policy and Logo Use Policy, and we may revise these Terms of Use, the Linking or the Logo Use Policies, or withdraw these permissions or your permission at any time, without prior notice.

Linking Policy

To be an Authorized Link, a website that links to this Site:

May link only to the home page of the Site (www.franklintempleton.co.uk)

Must clearly show that the link is to the website of "Franklin Templeton Investments."

May link to, but not replicate, the Site, in whole or in part, and the link must maintain the integrity of our layout, "look and feel," and Site Content.

Must not "frame" or create a browser or border environment or advertising around any Franklin Templeton Site Content.

Must not misrepresent its relationship with Franklin Templeton (including suggesting that Franklin Templeton is sponsoring, endorsing, or affiliated with it or its products and services).

Must only use the Franklin Templeton logo with written permission or in compliance with these Terms of Use, the Linking Policy and Logo Use Policy.

The following sentences about Franklin Templeton's websites may be used on your website in connection with the Authorized Link. If used, it must not be altered in any way:

Public site link:

"Visit www.franklintempleton.co.uk, Franklin Templeton Investments’ UK website."

The link must be a Permitted Use (see Copyright, Trademark and other Intellectual Property Rights) and comply with all applicable laws and these Terms of Use.

Logo Use Policy

A Franklin Templeton logo used by a third party in connection with an Authorized Link:

Must be used solely for the purpose of providing an Authorized Link to the Site.

Must be the Franklin Templeton logo approved for this purpose and provided below in this section.

Must not be altered in any way.

Instructions for downloading a Franklin Templeton logo in connection with an Authorized Link:

Highlight the image. When the menu pops up, select "Save this image as..." and save it to your desktop or other appropriate file.

This website is owned and operated by Legg Mason Investments (Europe) Limited which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Legg Mason, Inc. ("Legg Mason"), a U.S. based financial services holding company that is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Unless otherwise indicated, all of the information on this site is approved for publication by Legg Mason Investments (Europe) Limited, registered office 201 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3AB and which is registered in England and Wales, Company no. 1732037. Legg Mason Investments (Europe) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FRN 121831.

Franklin Templeton logo

Third Party Content Providers, Sites, Referrals and Disclaimers

Conditions may apply to third party content. Some of the products, services, content, including advertisements, tools, and information available through the Site may be provided by companies that are not affiliated with Franklin Templeton ("Third Party Content") and their source is clearly identified. In some cases, the Third Party Content may be framed-in on the Site or available through a link to a third party site. In the case of Third Party Content, there may be additional restrictions that apply to its use. You should be careful to examine them (for example, in accompanying statements or disclaimers or their posted terms of use) because they may be more restrictive than the restrictions Franklin Templeton imposes on our own, proprietary Site Content. Third Party Content providers may have reserved a right to modify the restrictions they impose on use of their content without notice. As with our Site's Terms of Use, use of Third Party Content after a change in the posted restrictions relating to that content will constitute acceptance of those changes.

Not responsible for Third Party Content, referrals or links to third parties or third party sites

For informational or educational purposes, or as a service and convenience to you, this Site may provide referral information, Third Party Content or live links to a regulatory agency, non-profit organisation, or other unaffiliated third party and their websites, including companies that have a relationship with Franklin Templeton. Our decision to provide referral information to a third party or to pass on an offer made by a third party vendor or to provide a link from our Site to a third party site is not an endorsement of the third party, their products or services, or their website accessed through any such links. While we would generally only provide such information from, or links to, sources considered reliable, we do not have the resources to conduct independent investigations and accordingly we make no representations or warranties as to third party products, services, content, tools and information, and do not guarantee their accuracy, timeliness, completeness or usefulness. We advise and encourage you to do your own research You will use Third Party Content only at your own risk.

Although Third Party Content may be displayed, framed-in or provided in a pop-up box on the Site, or available through a live link from our Site to a third party site, Franklin Templeton does not prepare, edit, guarantee or endorse Third Party Content. By clicking on a link from our Site to any third party site, you will leave this Site (even if, for your convenience, a second browser window is opened). When viewing Third Party Content through such a link, keep in mind that the third party's site terms and conditions, privacy and security policies, or other legal information may be different from those of Franklin Templeton's Site. We are not liable for any direct or indirect technical or system issues, consequences, or damages arising from your use of any third party website.

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY THIRD PARTY, THEIR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, THEIR WEBSITE, OR ANY CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH SUCH THIRD PARTY SITES, NOR DO WE MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THIRD PARTY CONTENT (OR ITS ACCURACY) ON ANY THIRD PARTY SITES, AND WE SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER IN RELATION TO ANY OF THE FOREGOING.

Disclaimers

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THIS SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. NONE OF FRANKLIN TEMPLETON, ITS AFFILIATES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, THE "FRANKLIN TEMPLETON PARTIES") GUARANTEES THE TIMELINESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY OF THE SITE. NONE OF THE FRANKLIN TEMPLETON PARTIES WARRANT THAT THIS SITE OR DOWNLOADS WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS, OR BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE OR ERROR FREE OR THAT THIS SITE, ITS SERVER OR ANY FILES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOADING THROUGH THIS SITE ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL ELEMENTS. THE FRANKLIN TEMPLETON PARTIES HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR VIRUSES OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE THAT MAY BE CAUSED TO YOU AS A RESULT OF USING THIS SITE. PERIODS OF VOLATILE OR UNUSUAL MARKET ACTIVITY, IN PARTICULAR, MAY AFFECT SYSTEMS AVAILABILITY OR RESPONSE TIME.

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THIS SITE AND THE TIMELINESS, USEFULNESS, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SITE IS ASSUMED SOLELY BY YOU. ALL OF THE FRANKLIN TEMPLETON PARTIES HEREBY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY REPRESENTATIONS, ENDORSEMENTS, GUARANTEES, OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THIS SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, ALL OF THE FRANKLIN TEMPLETON PARTIES DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO ANY RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE.

You are responsible for your connectivity. You agree that you are responsible for the means you use to access the Site and understand that your hardware, software, the Internet, your Internet Service Provider, and other third parties involved in connecting you to our Site may not perform as intended or desired.

Not responsible for third party damages. Franklin Templeton also disclaims responsibility for damages third parties may cause to you through the use of this Site, whether intentional or unintentional. For example, you understand that hackers could breach our security procedures, and that Franklin Templeton will not be responsible for any related damages.

No reliance on Data

Reasonable precautions have been taken to ensure that Site Content is complete and accurate. However, due to the nature of information delivery technology and the necessity of using multiple data sources, including Third Party Content, we are unable to assure the accuracy of the data you access through this Site. Site Content is presented only as of the date published or indicated and may be superseded by subsequent market events or other reasons. Franklin Templeton has no duty to update this Site or any Site Content. WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY ACTIONS OR INVESTMENT DECISIONS TAKEN BY YOU BASED ON THE ACCURACY OF THE DATA PRESENTED THROUGH THIS SITE.

Cautions about future or "forward-looking" statements

Speculation or stated beliefs about future events, such as market and economic conditions, company or security performance, upcoming product offerings or other projections are "forward-looking statements". These forward-looking statements represent the beliefs of the speaker/author and do not necessarily represent the views of Franklin Templeton. General business, market, economic and political conditions could cause actual results to differ materially from what the speaker/author presently anticipates or projects.

Internet email

We discourage you from using e-mail for sending confidential or sensitive information. If you send e-mail (encrypted or not) to us over the Internet, you are accepting all associated risks including but not limited to lack of confidentiality.

Limitation of Liability

YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH YOUR USE OF OUR SITE IS TO STOP USING THE SITE. YOU AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE FRANKLIN TEMPLETON PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (COLLECTIVELY, THE "EXCLUDED DAMAGES"), ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: LOSS OF REVENUE, TRADING LOSSES, ANTICIPATED PROFITS, BUSINESS, SAVINGS, GOODWILL OR DATA; ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, DENIAL OF SERVICE ATTACK, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, OPERATOR ERRORS, INCONVENIENCE OR DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR COMPUTER VIRUS; FAILURE OF ELECTRONIC OR MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT OR COMMUNICATIONS LINES (INCLUDING TELEPHONE, CABLE AND INTERNET); SEVERE OR EXTRAORDINARY WEATHER (INCLUDING FLOOD, EARTHQUAKE, OR OTHER ACT OF GOD); FIRE, WAR, INSURRECTION, TERRORIST ACT, RIOT, LABOUR DISPUTE AND OTHER LABOUR PROBLEMS, ACCIDENT, EMERGENCY OR ACTION OF GOVERNMENT; OR THIRD PARTY THEFT OF, DESTRUCTION OF, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OR USE OF YOUR INFORMATION, EQUIPMENT OR PROPERTY, EVEN IF THE FRANKLIN TEMPLETON PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF OR COULD HAVE FORESEEN THE EXCLUDED DAMAGES. FURTHER, THE FRANKLIN TEMPLETON PARTIES WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FAILURE TO COMPLY, BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, WITH THESE TERMS OF USE OR WITH APPLICABLE FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL AND LOCAL LAWS. THESE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY WILL APPLY REGARDLESS OF: (I) ANY NEGLIGENCE OF ANY FRANKLIN TEMPLETON PARTY OR (II) WHETHER THE LIABILITY SOUNDS IN NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LEGAL LIABILITY; AND WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT EVEN IF ANY REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

Indemnification

As a condition of your use of the Site, you agree to make the Franklin Templeton Parties and their third party providers whole for any and all claims, losses, liabilities and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys' fees) arising from any use of the Site or your violation of these Terms of Use.

Governing Law, Forum, Severability, and Miscellaneous

Failure by Franklin Templeton Investments to enforce any provision(s) of these Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. This Site is controlled and operated by Franklin Templeton Investments from its offices in the United Kingdom. The laws of England and Wales govern these Terms of Use. If you take legal action relating to these Terms of Use, you agree that the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to determine any legal action or proceedings arising out of or in connection with these Terms  of Use (whether arising out of or in connection with contractual or non-contractual obligations) (“Proceedings”) You agree to irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in respect of such Proceedings and waive any objection to any such Proceedings in such courts on the grounds of venue, inconvenient forum and further waives the right to object, with respect to such Proceedings, that such courts do not have any jurisdiction over you. A person who is not a party to these Terms of Use (other than a successor in title, permitted assignee or Franklin Templeton Parties) may not enforce any of its terms under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of these Terms of Use but this does not affect any right or remedy of a third party which exists or is available apart from that Act.

If any provision of these Terms of Use is deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall be enforced to the fullest extent possible, and the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

You shall comply with all laws, rules and regulations by any governmental authority or agency which govern or apply to the operation and use of the Site. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree to comply with such restrictions and not to export or re-export any of the Site to countries or persons prohibited under the export control laws of the United Kingdom. These Terms of Use inure to the benefit of Franklin Templeton Investments, its successors and assigns. You may not assign the Terms of Use. No waiver shall be effective unless in writing. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by Franklin Templeton Investments.

Termination

You acknowledge and agree that Franklin Templeton Investments may restrict, suspend or terminate the Terms of Use or your access to, and use, of all or any part of Site, including any links to third-party sites, at any time, with or without cause, including but not limited to any breach of the Terms of Use, in Franklin Templeton Investments' absolute discretion and without prior notice or liability. The relevant version of the Terms of Use shall continue to apply to all prior use of the Site. The following paragraphs of this Terms of Use shall survive termination of your use or access to the Site: paragraphs concerning Indemnification, Disclaimers, Limitations of Liability, Termination and General Provisions, and any other provision that by its terms survives termination of your use of or access to the Site.