Important Legal Notice
March 10, 2011
We have recently noted that certain fund raising and investment schemes are being promoted and marketed in China using the name EQT, directly or indirectly through a website and some non-EQT individuals in China.
We, for ourselves, our investment advisor, EQT Partners as well as all the investment funds advised by EQT Partners hereby declare that we, EQT Partners and the EQT funds are NOT related or affiliated whatsoever with, and thus assume NO liability of any kind for, the aforesaid website, any fund raising or investment schemes carried out directly or indirectly through this website, any person operating, controlling or otherwise related to such website and any other activities carried out by or through this website or any person associated with this website.
EQT Funds Management Limited
Terms and Conditions of Use
By accessing this site you agree to be bound by the terms described below. We may change any aspect of the site, or suspend it, at any time and without notice. We may also change these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time by posting a new version to the site. Any changes will be effective when posted. Your continued use of the site after a change to these Terms and Conditions of Use constitutes your acceptance of any changes to the Terms and Conditions of Use.
The materials on the site are provided for general information purposes only and do not constitute professional or financial advice. Information on this site may not be accurate or current and may be rendered inaccurate by changes in law or regulation. Nothing on this site is intended to constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any interest in any investment vehicle managed by EQT or any company in which EQT or its affiliates have invested. You are responsible for obtaining your own legal, tax and financial advice before entering into any transaction or investment with a member of EQT.
If it is illegal or prohibited in your country to access or use this site, then you should not do so. You are responsible for compliance with all local laws and regulations.
Privacy and your information
We do not seek to identify visitors to this site, however, we generally record certain usage information such as the number and frequency of visitors to this site. The information we may collect may include the websites that you access immediately before and after you visit our site, the Internet browsers you are using and your IP address. If we use such data at all, it will be on an aggregate basis and we will not disclose to any third party any information that could be used to identify you personally.
If you choose to submit information about yourself through the site - for example, by sending an email to one of the addresses displayed on the site - we will store that information and use it to respond to your enquiry and for our internal business purposes (for example, to assess and improve the site and our services generally). We will not disclose your information to other persons, except (i) to service providers or EQT’s related companies, affiliates, investment advisers, agents and/or their respective employees under strict confidentiality obligations, (ii) where we are required to make the disclosure by law, in connection with legal proceedings or otherwise upon governmental or regulatory request or (iii) where we believe it is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights or property of EQT.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like access to, or to correct, the information we hold about you.
Although we welcome suggestions and comments about the site and our business, we will not treat them as confidential and reserve the right to use them as we see fit.
Use of materials on the site
You may download and print materials from this site solely for your personal use, but you may not use or copy them for commercial purposes, make more than a few copies of a given page or item or copy a substantial proportion of the site, except with our prior written permission. Requests for permission should be sent to email@example.com. Copies must not alter the original content and must reproduce our copyright notices.
Except as otherwise permitted herein, you may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, frame, create derivative of, transfer or otherwise use in any other way, in whole or in part, any information obtained from this site.
All content included on this site, such as graphics, logos, articles and other materials, is the property of EQT or others and is protected by copyright and other laws. All trademarks and logos displayed on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with EQT. Except as expressly provided herein, we do not grant to you any express or implied rights with respect to this site or the material or information contained on this site.
Limitation on Liability
We make no commitment regarding the availability, performance or functions of the site and give no warranty that your access to the site or use of the materials on the site will be lawful in any particular jurisdiction - you are responsible for compliance with local law and regulation. Neither we, EQT’s related companies or affiliates nor any of our respective directors, officers, employees, agents or other representatives will be liable for any loss or damage of any kind which arises or may arise as a result of or in connection with your use of (or inability to use) or reliance on information on the site or of any unavailability or failure of the site itself, including as a result of our negligence. You acknowledge that we provide the contents of this site on an "as is" basis with no warranties of any kind. Your use of this site and use or reliance upon any materials or information on it is solely at your own risk. We do not guarantee that material on this site will be free from infection, viruses, worms, Trojan horses and/or other similar code. You are responsible for virus checking and taking any other protective steps.
EQT’s liability is limited to the maximum extent permitted by law and is limited even if EQT has been advised of the possibility of the damages, liability or injury that you suffer, including any damages, liabilities or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, defect, interruption, delay in operation, computer virus, line failure or other computer malfunction.
The site was developed, and is hosted, by a third-party for whose acts and omissions we accept no responsibility. There may be links from the site to external Internet sites. In addition, third-party sites may be linked to this site, with or without EQT’s consent. Accordingly, we expressly disclaim any responsibility for the content, the accuracy of the information, the quality of services provided by or advertised on and/or software downloaded from any such third-party sites. Moreover, any link from the site to a third-party site does not constitute an endorsement by EQT of any third-party site or the products or services provided by any third party, and EQT takes no responsibility therefor.
If you are accessing this site from a jurisdiction that does not permit the limitation or exclusion of liability as described herein, the provisions of these Terms and Conditions of Use shall apply to the maximum extent permissible in such jurisdiction.
By accessing this site, you agree to indemnify EQT and its affiliates, and each of their respective partners, stockholders, members, managers, officers, directors, employees, investment advisers and agents (collectively, the “EQT Indemnitees”) against, and hold the EQT Indemnitees harmless from, any and all claims, demands, debts, obligations, liabilities, damages (actual, consequential or special), costs and expenses of any kind whatsoever (collectively, “Claims”), including attorneys’ fees, arising from your use of this website. You hereby release the EQT Indemnitees from any and all Claims that you may have against the EQT Indemnitees arising out of or in any way related to such disputes.
Governing Law and Arbitration
Any dispute arising out of or in connection with this site or these Terms and Conditions of Use shall be governed solely by the laws of England, without regards to conflicts of law rules, and shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in effect at the time of the arbitration. The seat of the arbitration shall be London, England. At EQT's discretion, hearings may for convenience take place at an alternative location.
The language of the arbitration shall be English. The arbitration award shall be final and binding on the parties.
You must commence any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of this site within one year after the claim or cause of action arises. If, for any reason, any provision in these Terms and Conditions of Use is determined to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of these Terms and Conditions of Use, and the remainder shall continue in full force and effect. Any failure or delay by EQT in enforcing an obligation or exercising a right under these Terms and Conditions of Use does not amount to a waiver of that obligation, or right or any other obligation or right.
The distribution of material on this site may be restricted by the laws or regulations of the country from which you are accessing this site. The information on this site is not intended for distribution to or use by any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution would be contrary to local law or regulation. We make no warranties that the materials on this site are appropriate or available for use in such locations.
In the U.K. this site is issued by EQT Partners UK Advisors LLP, which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (the "FSA"). In the U.K., this site is directed only at persons who (a) have professional experience of participating in unregulated schemes, (b) fall within Article 22 ("high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.") of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Promotion of Collective Investment Schemes) (Exemptions) Order 2001 (as amended) or (c) are persons at whom this site may otherwise lawfully be directed (together "relevant persons"). The contents of this site must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not relevant persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this site relates is available only to relevant persons and will be engaged in only with relevant persons.
The contents of this site have not been reviewed by any regulatory authority in Hong Kong and no action has been taken in Hong Kong to authorize or register any contents of this site or to permit the distribution of the contents of this site. You are advised to exercise caution in relation to the matters contained herein. If you are in any doubt about any content of this site, you should obtain independent professional advice.
Nothing contained on this site is (i) a "prospectus" under the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 32 of the Laws of Hong Kong) (the “Companies Ordinance”); or (ii) required to be authorized under section 103 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571 of the Laws of Hong Kong).
No advertisement, invitation or document contained on this site relates to any product (including securities and interests in collective investment schemes) which has been or will be issued in Hong Kong or elsewhere, which is directed at, or the contents of which are likely to be accessed or read by, the public of Hong Kong (except if permitted to do so under the securities laws of Hong Kong) other than with respect to products which are or are intended to be disposed of only to persons outside Hong Kong or only to “professional investors” as defined in the Securities and Futures Ordinance and any rules made under that Ordinance.