Hyperlink Policy

Hyperlinks from HSBC to websites outside the HSBC Group of Companies

There may be cases on our website when we provide hyperlinks to other locations or websites on the Internet. These hyperlinks lead to websites published or operated by third parties who are not affiliated with or in any way related to us or the HSBC Group. Hyperlinks have been included in our website to enhance your user experience and are presented for information purposes only. We endeavor to select reputable websites and sources of information for your convenience.

However, by providing hyperlinks to an external website or webpage, we shall not be deemed to endorse, recommend, approve, guarantee or introduce any third parties or the services or products they offer on their websites, or to have any form of cooperation with such third parties and websites unless otherwise stated by us.

We are not in any way responsible for the content of any externally linked website or webpage. You must use or follow the hyperlinks at your own risk and we shall not be responsible for any damages or losses incurred or suffered by you arising out of or in connection with your use of any hyperlink. We shall not be a party to any contractual arrangements entered into between you and the provider of any external website unless we expressly inform you otherwise.

Any links to websites that contain downloadable software are provided for your convenience only. We are not responsible for any difficulties you may encounter in downloading the software or for any consequences of your doing so. Please remember that the use of any software downloaded from the Internet may be governed by a licence agreement and your failure to observe the terms of such licence agreement may result in an infringement of intellectual property rights of the relevant software provider for which we are not in any way responsible.

Please be mindful that when you click on a hyperlink and leave our website you will be subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of each individual website that you visit.

Hyperlinks to HSBC Group websites

We may also include hyperlinks to HSBC Group websites for your convenience. The products and services offered on those websites may be limited to persons located or residing in only that particular jurisdiction. In addition, the content on those linked websites may not be intended for persons located or residing in jurisdictions that restrict the distribution of such content. The terms and conditions governing the use of the website of each HSBC Group entity may differ and you should consult and carefully read the applicable terms and conditions before using the website.

Hyperlinks from external websites to our websites

You must always obtain the prior written approval of us or the relevant member of the HSBC Group before creating a hyperlink in any form from a third party website to any HSBC Group owned website. We may or may not give such approval at its absolute discretion. In normal circumstances, we tend only approve a hyperlink which plainly displays our name or website address. Any use or display of our logos, trade names and trademarks as a hyperlink will not be approved, except in very exceptional circumstances, and may be subject to a fee as we may determine at our absolute discretion.

We are not responsible for the set up of any hyperlink from a third party website to any HSBC Group website. Any links so set up shall not constitute any form of co-operation with, or endorsement by, the HSBC Group of such third party website. Any link to our website shall always be an active and direct link to our website and shall be made directly to the home or front page of our website only and that no “framing” or “deep-linking” of our web page or content is allowed.

The HSBC Group shall not be liable for any loss or damage incurred or suffered by you or any third party arising out of or in connection with any hyperlink. For further trademarks and copyright information, please refer to the paragraph below. We reserve the right to rescind any approval granted to link through a plain-text link or any other type of link, and to require the removal of any such link to any of the HSBC Group websites, at our discretion at any time.

Copyright, Trademarks

The content and information contained within our website or delivered to you in connection with your use of our website is the property of the HSBC Group and any other third party (where applicable). The trademark, trade names and logos (the “Trade Marks”) that are used and displayed on our website include registered and unregistered Trade Marks of ourselves and other third parties. Nothing on our website should be construed as granting any licence or right to use any Trade Marks displayed on our website. We retain all proprietary rights on our website. Users are prohibited from using the same without our written permission and that of such other parties (as may be applicable).

The materials on this website are protected by copyright and no part of such materials may be modified, reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, transmitted (in any form or by any means), copied, distributed, used for creating derivative works or used in any other way for commercial or public purposes without our prior written consent.

No warranties

While every care has been taken in preparing the information and materials contained in this site, such information and materials are provided to you “as is, where is” without warranty of any kind either express or implied. In particular, no warranty regarding non-infringement, security, accuracy, fitness for a particular purpose or freedom from computer virus is given in conjunction with such information and materials.

IMPORTANT: By accessing this website and any of its pages you are agreeing to the terms set out above.


“HSBC Group of Companies” means HSBC Holdings PLC, its subsidiaries and affiliates.