Terms and Conditions

Introduction

  • These terms and conditions (The Terms) govern your use of the website operated by the Malta Stock Exchange (the Website); by using the Website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, do not use the Website.

Limitations of liability

  • The Malta Stock Exchange assumes no responsibility and does not make guarantees regarding the accuracy of the information that is provided on the Website and use of such information is at the recipient's own risk. Before acting upon the Website’s contents, especially when affecting business transactions, it is recommended that the information on the Website be checked. The Malta Stock Exchange is not responsible or liable for any consequences arising out of actions taken upon the contents of the Website.

  • The Malta Stock Exchange provides no assurances that the content, format and method of update will not be changed without prior notice. The Malta Stock Exchange provides no assurances that any reported problems may be resolved with the use of any information that the Malta Stock Exchange provides.

Intellectual property rights

  • By furnishing information, the Malta Stock Exchange does not grant any licenses to any copyrights, patents or any other intellectual property rights. License to use the Website

  • The user is granted permission to make use of the information, save files and reproduce information that is contained in the Website. However, the source is to be stated and the material not altered or distorted.

  • The information, material and content provided in the pages of the Website together with the Terms are subject to change and update from time to time by updating this posting without notice. You agree to review the Terms regularly and your access to or use of the Website will constitute your acceptance of any such changes.

Restricted access

  • Access to certain areas of the Website is restricted. We reserve the right to restrict access to areas of the Website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion.

  • If we provide you with a Handle Code to enable you to access the restricted area of the Website or other content or services, you must ensure that that Handle Code together with the any other login credentials is kept confidential. You accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your Handle Code.

  • We may disable your Handle Code if you breach any of the policies or terms governing your use of the Website or any other contractual obligation you owe to us.

Third Party Websites and Warranties

  • Hypertext links to third party internet web-sites may be provided in the Website. Kindly note that we do so for information purposes only and we do not intend to endorse any information, products or services contained in such web-sites. The use such of links is entirely at your own risk and we accept no responsibility or liability for the content, use or availability of such web-sites. You are hereby informed that we have not verified the truth or accuracy of any content of such web-sites.

  • The Website may also contain some material provided by third parties. Kindly be informed that we accept no responsibility or liability for the accuracy of such material.

  • Linking of the Website to any other site or in a networked computer environment, including but not limited to framing the content within another site, is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of Malta Stock Exchange.

  • Malta Stock Exchange link must not appear connected to any other logos and graphics. No alterations or sizing of Malta Stock Exchange artwork, logos or graphics is permitted. The Malta Stock Exchange name and logo must not be associated with unfair, deceptive or libellous advertising or commentary or used in any way that will tend to injure or compromise our professional reputation and corporate identity and policies.

Confidentiality

  • In accessing the Site you accept that electronic mail and other transmissions passing over the Internet may not be free from interference by outside parties and may, therefore, not remain confidential. Consequently, although we have made every reasonable effort to make our system secure, we cannot guarantee the privacy or confidentiality of any information passing over the Internet. Unless otherwise expressly allowed in a particular page of the Site, transmissions to us shall not be considered as instructions, requests to purchase or obtain any product or service, or complaints by customers relating to such products or services. You agree that we will not be liable to you or anyone else for any damages or otherwise in connection with any message sent by you to us or any messages sent by us to you over the Internet.

Law and jurisdiction

  • Maltese law governs the Terms and all the information appearing on the pages of the Website is provided in accordance with and subject to Maltese law. Accordingly, by browsing or accessing the Website you have accepted Maltese law as the law governing the conduct and operation of the Website.

  • The Courts of Malta shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all claims or disputes arising in relation to, out of or in connection with the Website and its use and the Terms.

  • If you choose to access information on the Website, it is your responsibility to comply with the applicable local, national or international laws and any use of the Website outside Malta is entirely at your own risk. For guidance relating to your specific situation, please contact your legal adviser.

  • Should you decline to accept the above Terms, we must ask you to immediately discontinue use of the Website and to disconnect from the same.

Contact Details

  • For information or comments about this Website, please contact the Malta Stock Exchange plc on email customerservice@borzamalta.com.mt

COMPLIANCE WITH DATA PROTECTION ACT

  • Protecting privacy of personal data is of paramount importance to the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE). The MSE has given due notification under the Data Protection Act [Chapter 440 of the Laws of Malta] and in keeping with the relevant legislation, the Exchange will do its utmost to ensure that data subjects’ personal information is protected at all times.

  • The MSE collects personal information for any or all of the following purposes:

  • The nature of the MSE’s business is principally that of operating a securities exchange, a central securities depository and other related services. As a data controller, the Exchange collects and processes your personal data to give you superior customer service, to provide you with convenient access to our service and possibly to improve such services available to you in the future and to ensure that legal and regulatory obligations are being met.

  • The MSE also processes personal data about the holders of shares, bonds and other securities on behalf of listed companies and other issuers. In doing so, the Exchange acts as a data processor for the said issuers that are data controllers in determining the purpose of the personal data processing. For this purpose, the MSE regularly supplies issuers with copies of the personal data collected and processed by the MSE in accordance with their determined purposes as aforesaid.

  • Please take a moment to read the following policy to learn how we handle your personal information, as your use of our services will indicate acceptance of its content.

Sharing of personal information

  • As a policy the MSE will not disclose any personal information to anyone other than its employees and any other person authorised by the MSE that needs access to your data for the MSE to provide you with its service. As a holder of securities your data is passed on to the issuer of the securities held by you. Furthermore, as a user of MSE services, your data may have to be disclosed to judicial, administrative or regulatory authorities in accordance with the relevant applicable legislation.

Safeguarding your personal information

  • The MSE safeguards the security of the data you send us with physical, electronic and administrative procedures. Please note that we cannot guarantee that any data transmission over the Internet is completely secure. Accordingly, we encourage you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet.

Right of access to your personal information

  • You always have access to the information we have about you. To review and update your personal contact information, simply contact the Exchange. You also have the right to have any inaccurate information corrected and where applicable, erased.

The MSE’s internal commitment to privacy

  • To make sure your personal information remains confidential we communicate these privacy guidelines to every employee of the MSE.

  • The MSE’s website may, from time to time, contain links to other sites. The MSE does not share your personal information with those websites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of any such company.

  • Should the MSE be going to use your personal information differently from that stated at the time of collection, you will be informed accordingly.

  • By having supplied the MSE with your personal data, you have authorised and consented to the use of that data in accordance with this Privacy Policy and approved of such uses as not being a breach of your rights under the Data Protection Act [Chapter 440 of the Laws of Malta].

  • The MSE Privacy Policy is subject to change at any time. The MSE encourages you to review its published Privacy Policy regularly for any changes that may be introduced from time to time.

June 2016