Security

You may be required to adopt a unique user name and password to access portions of the Website. You agree to provide true, accurate, and current information about yourself and (if applicable) the company you represent. You are solely responsible for protecting your user name and password. We are not liable for any claims, losses, actions, damages, suits or proceedings relating to the sharing of your user name and password with others. You agree to notify www.investorfunds.us.hsbc.com immediately after you become aware of any unauthorized use of your user name and password, and to take such reasonable steps as are necessary to prevent any reoccurrence of such event.

Data protection

Please note that pursuant to any applicable data protection laws in each jurisdiction we are obliged to inform you that any personal information (hereinafter “Personal Data”) may be disclosed, processed and transferred by us for the purposes of providing services to the customers whom you represent and/or for servicing our relationship with them or you.

We maintain strict security standards and procedures to prevent unauthorized access to information about you. HSBC will never contact you by email or otherwise to ask you to validate personal information such as your Username or Password. We will not disclose or transfer Personal Data to third parties for the purposes of marketing. However, Personal Data may be disclosed or transferred to agents or third parties authorized to act on our behalf or to third parties for the purposes of providing the designated services.

Cookies

This website, along with most other major websites, uses cookies. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to the cookie file on your computer’s hard disk. Cookies enable users to navigate around the website and (where appropriate) enable us to tailor the content to fit the needs of visitors who have accessed the site.

www.emfunds.us.hsbc.com uses two types of cookie on this website:

Session cookies, which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your computer until you close your browser (at which point they are deleted).

Persistent or stored cookies that remain permanently on the cookie file of your computer.

Cookies cannot look into your computer and obtain information about you or your family or read any material kept on your hard drive and, unless you have logged onto an authenticated page, cookies cannot be used to identify who you are.

Cookies cannot be used by anyone else who has access to the computer to find out anything about you, other than the fact that someone using the computer has visited a certain website. Cookies do not in any way compromise the security of your computer.

Cookies will not be used to contact you for marketing purposes other than by means of advertisements offered within this website.

Cookies may be used to record details of pages relating to particular products and services that you have visited on this website. This is to provide hsbc.com, inc. with generic usage statistics to allow the company to improve this website and to provide you with information that may interest you.

In order to develop this website in line with customer needs hsbc.com, inc. is working with WebTrends to track usage on this website.  WebTrends provides www.emfunds.us.hsbc.com with statistics to show which pages on this website are visited most frequently and how long visitors spend on this website.

WebTrends uses a cookie to track the number of unique users of this website. It basically tells www.emfunds.us.hsbc.com whether the website has a small number of regular visitors or a large number of infrequent visitors. None of the information can be traced to an individual and www.emfunds.us.hsbc.com does not know who you are as a unique user, merely that there are a certain number of people using this website. The cookie only relates to what goes on in this website and the information cannot be used for marketing on an individual basis.

For more information about how WebTrends collects data, please read their WebTrends on-demand Privacy Policy.

The web browsers of most computers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your web browser to disable cookies or to inform you when a website is attempting to add a cookie. You can also delete cookies that have previously been added to your computer’s cookie file.

You can set your browser to disable persistent cookies and/or session cookies but if you disable session cookies, although you will be able to view this website’s unsecured pages, you may not be able to log onto any authenticated pages.

Please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/ to discover how to disable and delete cookies.

Web beacons and spotlight tags

This website may contain electronic images, known as web beacons or spotlight tags. These enable us to count users who have visited certain pages on the website. Web beacons and spotlight tags are simply tools used to obtain generic information about the web pages visited. They are not used to obtain information about specific users.