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Please read the following important legal information carefully. By accessing the website of Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG, Representative Office in Turkey (the "Representative Office"), you declare that you have understood and agree to comply and be bound by the terms within this important legal information. If you do not agree or do not want to agree with an individual condition of this important legal information, we ask you to leave and to not further access website of the Representative Office.
The Representative Office reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this important legal information at any time. We suggest that you check the website link to this important legal information periodically for changes. Any changes, modifications, or additions to, or deletions of this important legal information shall be effective upon posting on the website of the Representative Office. If you use the website of the Representative Office after we post changes to this important legal information, you accept the revised terms as changed.
Local Legal restrictions
The website of the Representative Office is not intended for persons (natural persons or legal entities) for whom the use of or access to the website of the Representative Office (based upon the nationality or the domicile/registered office of the concerned person or for any other reason) would violate the laws of the respective jurisdiction. Such persons are not permitted to access the website of the Representative Office. This applies in particular to persons having their domicile/registered office in the United States of America.
Persons having their domicile/registered office in a country for which an affiliate of the Representative Office maintains a separate website are requested to switch over to the corresponding website of the affiliated company.
The contents of this website are intended as portrayal of Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG whose Representative Office is authorized to introduce Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG and the services provided by Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG within the Turkish market. Not all the financial instruments, products or services (if any) that may be presented on the website of the Representative Office and that may be offered by Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG are available or suitable for persons in all jurisdictions. Whether or not a financial instrument, product or service may be offered by Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG to a particular person is subject to the legal and regulatory provisions in effect in the respective jurisdiction.
The Representative Office does not accept deposit or participation funds, grant or extend credits/loans and does not perform banking activities listed in Article 4 of the Banking Law (Law No. 5411) or any other commercial activities.
Proprietary rights, copyright and trademark rights
The entire contents (and all elements included therein) of the website of the Representative Office are protected by copyright. All rights reserved. All other trademarks, service marks, trade names, and logos displayed on the website of the Representative Office are proprietary to their respective owners.
Safra (Logo), Sarasin (Logo), Responsibly yours, Sarasin Prime Blend, Sarasin Pure Oak, Sarasin Sustainable Investment, Sarasin Sustainability-Matrix®, Sarasin Sustainability-Matrix (Logo), SWIPO, SWIPOC, Sarasin Swiss IPO Index, Sarasin Non Traditional AG, Sarasin International Securities Limited and Sarasin Horizon are trademarks of the J. Safra Sarasin Group and are registered in various jurisdictions.
Use of the website of the Representative Office does not grant the user any right to the contents, to the software, to a registered trademark or to any other component of the website of the Representative Office. The Representative Office, Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG, their affiliates or any third party, if applicable, retain ownership of any and all proprietary rights. Any reproduction (in whole or in part), transmission (electronically or by another means), linkage, modification or use of the website of the Representative Office or of a registered trademark for public or commercial purposes requires the Representative Office's, Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG’s, or the respective affiliate’s or third party’s prior written approval.
No offer
The contents published on the website of the Representative Office do not constitute investment, tax, legal, or regulatory advice, and neither constitutes a solicitation nor an offer to buy, hold or sell financial instruments, services or other products mentioned on the website of the Representative Office nor a solicitation or an offer to enter into any contractual relationship, legal or other transaction. The contents are exclusively intended for personal use and information purposes and are, like this important legal information, subject to change by the Representative Office at any time and without prior notice.
The contents made available on the website of the Representative Office do not constitute any recommendation or decision support for your investment and other decisions and are in no way advisory in nature. An investment in a product or service introduced herein may not be suitable for all investors and should only be made on the basis of the relevant offering documents and their terms and conditions. If you base a decision on information contained on the website of the Representative Office, you will be solely responsible for that decision. You should consult a professional and obtain relevant and specific professional advice before making any investment decision.
Risk notice regarding investments / Performance information (if included) on the website of the Representative Office
The following is additional disclosure regarding investment risks as well as performance content (if any) included on the website of the Representative Office. As a general rule: The higher the risk (price fluctuations), the longer the investment period should be and the higher the profit opportunities will be. The value of the invested capital and the income resulting out of it (e.g. distributions in connection with investment funds) are subject to fluctuations or may cease altogether. Financial instruments in foreign currencies are directly and indirectly subject to foreign exchange fluctuations. Individual financial instruments are generally subject to higher risks (e.g. investment funds that primarily invest in emerging markets and/or in stocks of companies with a low capitalization and/or in high-yield bonds). A positive past performance does not guarantee a positive performance in the future. Therefore, neither the Representative Office nor Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG assume a guarantee for a value preservation (or even a value increase) of the invested capital and the investors must be willing and in a position to accept substantial losses or even total losses.
No guarantee
The Representative Office uses the utmost diligence in compiling the contents on its website. However, the Representative Office and their contracting partners do not assume any guarantee (including any liability toward third parties) with regard to the accuracy, up-to-dateness and completeness of the contents published on the website of the Representative Office. In particular, the Representative Office is not obligated to update the contents on its website or to remove outdated contents from its website.
Furthermore, the Representative Office does not assume any responsibility and does not provide any guarantee that the functions on its website will operate without interruptions or error-free, that errors will be corrected or that its website or the respective server is free of any viruses or other harmful components and programs.
The Representative Office is not responsible for the means you use to access the website of the Representative Office, including your hardware, software, the Internet, your Internet service provider, and other third parties involved in connecting you to its website, as such means may not perform as intended or desired. In addition, you are responsible for setting the cache settings on your browser to ensure you are receiving the most recent data. The Representative Office disclaims responsibility for any damages third parties may cause to you through the use of its website, whether intentional or unintentional.
Exclusion of liability
The Representative Office and its contracting partners exclude, to the extent permitted by law, any liability (including negligence and liability toward third parties) for any losses arising from direct, indirect or consequential damages of any kind that are related to the use of the website of the Representative Office and the contents made available thereon or with the risks associated with financial markets.
The Representative Office may temporarily or permanently terminate or limit your access to the website of the Representative Office for any reason, without notice or liability. The Representative Office also reserves the right to modify, add or remove any portion of the website of the Representative Office at any time, without notice and without liability.
All information and contents of the website of the Representative Office are furnished "as is" and the Representative Office disclaims, to the fullest extent of the law, any implied or express warranty of any kind, including without limitation the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
Linked websites
The use of a link may cause you to leave the website of the Representative Office. The Representative Office has not verified the websites of third parties linked to the website of the Representative Office and do not assume any responsibility for their legality or contents. The existence of any such links shall not constitute an endorsement of or representation or warranty by the Representative Office regarding such websites, the contents of the websites, the products or services offered on the websites or the operators of the websites or a guarantee of their accuracy, timeliness, completeness or usefulness.
Your access to and use of such linked websites is governed by the terms of use and privacy policies of those sites, and shall be at your own risk. The Representative Office disclaims responsibility for the privacy policies and customer information practices of third-party websites hyperlinked from the website of the Representative Office.
Third party content
Through the website of the Representative Office, you may have access to information relating to securities and the securities markets. Even though the sources of any third party market data provided on the website of the Representative Office are believed to be reliable, the Representative Office is not responsible for, and makes no warranty with respect to the contents, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, suitability, or reliability of this third party market data.
Use of e-mail
The use of e-mail is voluntary. The transmission of e-mails via public networks is unprotected and may be intercepted, read and modified by third parties. Even if the sender and recipient are located in the Republic of Turkey, e-mails are regularly and uncontrolledly sent across borders. In addition to the contents, the sender and the recipient of the e-mail can be identified by third parties permitting to draw a conclusion to an existing relationship with the Representative Office and Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG. This also applies to e-mails that are being used for communication with the Representative Office.
The Representative Office is hereby authorized to respond to e-mails of the user via e-mail. However, subject to separate agreements, the Representative Office is for security reasons not bound by communications (including communication and orders relating to financial instrument transactions in the context of the services offered by Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG) sent via e-mail. The Representative Office is in no event liable for any damages arising from the use of e-mail or from the non-execution or delayed execution of communications given via e-mail.
For technical reasons delivery of e-mails cannot be guaranteed by the Representative Office. The Representative Office excludes any liability for damages arising from the delayed or failed delivery of e-mails.
Data processing
The Representative Office respects the user's privacy and personal sphere and processes personal data of the user, insofar such personal data is collected when visiting the website of the Representative Office, in compliance with the applicable statutory provisions.
If the user visits the website of the Representative Office, no personal data (for example name, address, date of birth, telephone number etc.) is collected without the user's consent. Only such personal data is stored that is made available to the Representative Office by the user. Generally, the user is only requested to enter personal data if he wants to use interactive services of the website of the Representative Office.
However, personal data such as a person’s name and address, date of birth, social security number, contact details (e.g. telephone number or e-mail address), marital status, occupation and employer, investment knowledge and experience or financial background (the "Personal Data") may be collected and processed by means of applications, forms or questionnaires completed by the user or by means of agreements that a user enters into with Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG, or if users establish or maintain a client relationship with Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG.
At the same time, Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG may also collect similar Personal Data of persons connected to a client relationship of Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG such as (for example) authorized signatories, beneficial owners, trustees, settlors or controlling persons. Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG may keep and maintain records of a client’s business relationship history, which may include (for example) a client’s account opening documentation with the respective custodian bank.
The Representative Office collects and process Personal Data for the following purposes: (i) complying with statutory obligations, (ii) introducing Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG’s services (iii) making market research and carrying out other activities allowed by the regulations. Personal data may be transferred to Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG, their affiliates or third-party service providers (in respect of and with the purpose of outsourcing of certain business operations and services) or to authorities and courts in the Republic of Turkey and abroad subject to a user’s explicit consent, or without a user’s consent insofar as the Representative Office is authorized to the extent permitted under Article 8 and Article 9 of the Data Protection Law or obliged to do so on account of statutory or regulatory provisions.
In addition, under Article 11 of the Data Protection Law, users have the right as data subjects to (a) learn whether their Personal Data have been processed; (b) request information on the processing if their Personal Data have been processed; (c) learn the purpose of processing of the Personal Data and whether Personal Data are used in accordance with such purpose; (d) be informed about third parties in Turkey or abroad to whom Personal Data have been transferred; (e) request rectification in case Personal Data are processed in an incomplete or inaccurate manner; (f) request deletion or destruction of Personal Data within the framework of the conditions set forth under Article 7 of the Data Protection Law; (g) request that third parties are to be notified that the Personal Data transferred to third parties is completed, corrected, deleted or destroyed after the transfer; (h) object to any adverse results that may occur due to an analysis of their Personal Data via certain automatic means; (ı) request compensation for the damages in case of unlawful processing of Personal Data.
Furthermore, the Representative Office collects and analyses anonymous data in regard to the use of its website, such as the number of website visits, visited web pages, duration of the website visits, IP addresses etc. in order to be able to evaluate the benefits offered by its website. However, in this case, the data collected in this manner will be used exclusively for statistical purposes and will not be shared with third parties outside the J. Safra Sarasin Group.
Kişisel Verilerin İşlenmesi
Temsilcilik, kullanıcının mahremiyetine ve kişisel alanına saygı gösterir ve yürürlükteki mevzuata uygun olarak kullanıcının kişisel verilerini, kullanıcının Temsilcilik’in web sitesini ziyareti sırasında toplayarak işler.
Kullanıcı, Temsilcilik web sitesini ziyaret ederse, kullanıcının izni olmadan kişisel veriler (isim, adres, doğum tarihi, telefon numarası vb.) toplanmaz. Yalnızca kullanıcı tarafından Temsilcilik’in web sitesine girilen kişisel veriler saklanır. Genel olarak, kullanıcıdan, yalnızca Temsilcilik web sitesinin interaktif servislerini kullanmak istiyorsa kişisel verilerini web sitesinin ilgili bölümlerine girmesi istenir.
Bununla birlikte, bir kişinin adı ve adresi, doğum tarihi, sosyal güvenlik numarası, iletişim bilgileri (örn. telefon numarası veya e-posta adresi), medeni hali, mesleği ve işvereni, yatırım bilgileri ve tecrübesi veya finansal geçmişi gibi kişisel veriler ("Kişisel Veriler"), kullanıcı tarafından doldurulmuş başvurular, formlar veya anketler yoluyla veya kullanıcının Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG ile yaptığı anlaşmalar yoluyla ya da kullanıcıların Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG ile bir müşteri ilişkisi kurması veya sürdürmesi yoluyla toplanabilir ve işlenebilir.
Aynı zamanda Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG de, Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG'nin müşteri ilişkilerine bağlı olarak, müşterilerinin imza yetkilileri, gerçek faydalanıcılar, vekilleri, vasileri veya idarecileri gibi kişilerin kişisel bilgilerini de toplayabilir. Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG, müşterisinin ilgili saklama bankasında hesap açma belgelerini de içeren müşterisinin iş ilişkisi geçmişinin kayıtlarını tutabilir ve saklayabilir.
Temsilcilik, Kişisel Verileri (i) yasal yükümlülüklere uymak, (ii) Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG’nin hizmetlerini tanıtmak (iii) piyasa araştırması yapmak ve düzenlemelerin izin verdiği diğer faaliyetleri yürütmek amacıyla toplar ve işler. Kişisel Veriler, Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG'ye, iştiraklerine veya (belirli ticari faaliyetlerin ve hizmetlerin destek hizmeti alınarak gerçekleştirilmesi ile ilgili olarak) üçüncü taraf hizmet sağlayıcılarına veya Türkiye Cumhuriyeti'ndeki ve yurtdışındaki kamu kurumları ve mahkemelere,  kullanıcının açık rızasıyla veya Temsilcilik’çe, Kişisel Verilerin Korunması Kanunu'nun 8’inci ve 9’uncu maddeleri uyarınca izin verilen kapsamda veya Temsilcilik Ofisi’nin yasal düzenlemeler nedeniyle yükümlü olması halinde rıza alınmaksızın aktarılabilir.
Ayrıca, Kişisel Verilerin Korunması Kanunu’nun 11’inci maddesi uyarınca, kullanıcılar, ilgili kişi olarak veri sorumlusuna başvurarak kendileriyle ilgili; (a) Kişisel Veri işlenip işlenmediğini öğrenme, (b) Kişisel Verileri işlenmişse buna ilişkin bilgi talep etme, (c) Kişisel Verilerin işlenme amacını ve bunların amacına uygun kullanılıp kullanılmadığını öğrenme, (d) yurt içinde veya yurt dışında Kişisel Verilerin aktarıldığı üçüncü kişileri öğrenme, (e) Kişisel Verilerin eksik veya yanlış işlenmiş olması hâlinde bunların düzeltilmesini isteme, (f) Kişisel Verilerin Korunması Kanunu’nun 7’nci maddede öngörülen şartlar çerçevesinde kişisel verilerin silinmesini veya yok edilmesini isteme, (g) Kişisel Verilerin tamamlanması, düzeltilmesi, silinmesi veya yok edilmesi işlemlerinin, Kişisel Verilerin aktarıldığı üçüncü kişilere bildirilmesini isteme, (h) işlenen Kişisel Verilerin münhasıran otomatik sistemler vasıtasıyla analiz edilmesi suretiyle kişinin kendisi aleyhine bir sonucun ortaya çıkmasına itiraz etme, (i) Kişisel Verilerin kanuna aykırı olarak işlenmesi sebebiyle zarara uğraması hâlinde zararın giderilmesini talep etme haklarına sahiptir.
Bununla birlikte, Temsilcilik, kendi web sitesinin kullanımı ile ilgili olarak, web sitesinin kullanımını değerlendirebilmek amacıyla web sitesi ziyaretlerinin sayısı, ziyaret edilen web sayfaları, web sitesi ziyaretlerinin süresi, IP adresleri vb. gibi web sitesinin kullanımıyla ilgili anonim verileri toplar ve analiz eder. Ancak, bu şekilde toplanan veriler yalnızca istatistiksel amaçlar için kullanılacak olup J. Safra Sarasin Grubu dışındaki üçüncü şahıslarla paylaşılmayacaktır.
Possible conflicts of interest
The Representative Office forms part of the J. Safra Sarasin Group. The J. Safra Sarasin Group and/or its board of directors, officers or employees may have invested in the past, are currently investing or may invest in the future in financial instruments about which the website of the Representative Office may contain information. In addition, it cannot be ruled out that these natural and legal persons may have rendered, are currently rendering or will render in the future services for the issuers of such financial instruments, for example in the area of investment banking, corporate finance or market making, or have served, are currently serving or will serve in the future as directors or officers in such issuers' management.
Applicable law/place of jurisdiction
The access to and the use of the website of the Representative Office and this important legal information are subject to the substantive laws of the Republic of Turkey, exclusive of its choice of law rules. The Courts of Istanbul (Çağlayan), Republic of Turkey, shall have sole and exclusive jurisdiction in any dispute or controversy arising out of or relating to the website of the Representative Office.
Information on the use of cookies
What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small files which are stored on your electronic device to keep track of your visit to the website of the Representative Office and your preferred settings when navigating and, as the case may be, to save the settings between your visits. Thus, the Representative Office can gather statistical information about the frequency of visits of certain areas of the website, and tailor the websites to be more useful and user-friendly.
Use of Cookies
Some cookies used by the website of the Representative Office mainly serve to operate parts of the website and will be set automatically. The complete functionality of the website cannot be granted without cookies. The website of the Representative Office also uses so-called performance- and tracking-cookies for statistical purposes, as a means to continuously improve the website of the Representative Office and to provide you with the best possible user experience based on your needs. Only own cookies ("first-party cookies") and no cookies from third parties ("third-party cookies") are used. This means that all cookies and data are exclusively managed internally by the J. Safra Sarasin Group and are not transferred to third parties outside the J. Safra Sarasin Group.
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The J. Safra Sarasin Group uses analytic tools for the purpose of reporting in connection with the website of the Representative Office. This involves the creation of anonymized data and the use of cookies to help analyze how users avail themselves of the website of the Representative Office. The information about your use of the websites generated by these cookies, such as the
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  • date and time of server request; and
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are used exclusively for internal analysis purposes by the J. Safra Sarasin Group and are not transferred to third parties outside the J. Safra Sarasin Group.
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