Terms & Conditions

This website is provided by AST Trust Company (Canada) and its related entities (collectively, "AST"). All references to this website shall hereinafter include any affiliated websites or websites accessed from this website. AST has made the content of this website available as a service to its clients and other interested persons. Such content is provided for general informational purposes only.

THE FOLLOWING REPRESENTS THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE OF THIS WEBSITE. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING THIS SITE AND ANY PAGES THEREOF, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OUTLINED BELOW. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, DO NOT ACCESS THIS SITE, OR ANY PAGES THEREOF. YOU AGREE TO REVIEW THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE REGULARLY AND YOUR CONTINUED ACCESS OR USE OF THIS WEBSITE MEANS THAT YOU HAVE AGREED TO ANY AND ALL CHANGES IN THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE.

Certain sections of this website may contain separate conditions of use, which are in addition to these Terms and Conditions of Use. Users should read those additional conditions of use carefully. In the event of a conflict, those additional conditions of use will govern access to and use of those sections. All documents and information contained on this website are protected by copyright. Except as specifically provided herein, no documents or information on this website may be reproduced in any form or by any means without the express written consent of AST. Third party trademarks, logos, and service marks appearing on this website are property of their respective owners. All other trademarks, logos, and service marks are property of AST or a related entity of AST.

Unauthorized use of this website, including, but not limited to, unauthorized entry into AST's systems, misuse of passwords, or misuse of any information posted to this website, is strictly prohibited. The information contained on this website may be changed or updated without notice. AST may also make changes in the products and/or programs described in this website at any time without notice to any party.

All information submitted to AST via this website shall be deemed the property of AST and AST shall be free to use, for any purpose, any idea, concept, know-how or technique contained in information provided by any visitor to this website. AST shall not be subject to any obligations of confidentiality regarding submitted information except as otherwise specified in AST's Privacy Policy or as required by law.

This website is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to local law or regulation. Certain of the financial information contained on this site is provided by third parties. AST and its suppliers do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, accuracy, or applicability of such information. AST shall have no liability for any actions or investment decisions taken or made on account of such information, or on account of any other information contained in this website. Except as otherwise indicated, AST does not sponsor, endorse, or approve the contents of any third party websites ("Third Party Sites") and accepts no responsibility for information provided on any such sites by independent providers. Hyperlinks to other Internet resources or Third Party Sites are meant for your convenience only and are to be used entirely at your own risk. The content, accuracy, opinions expressed, and other links provided by Third Party Sites are not reviewed, investigated, verified, monitored, endorsed, approved or controlled by AST or its affiliates. Links to Third Party Sites that allow for downloadable software are also for convenience only and AST accepts no responsibility or liability for any difficulties, consequences or damages associated with such downloading. The use of any such downloaded software is governed by the terms of the particular license agreement which accompanies or which is provided with the software.

Except as otherwise specifically agreed in writing or as provided in any other applicable terms and conditions (i) nothing on this website is an offer which can be accepted so as to create contractual obligations without further action by AST; (ii) AST provides no advice with respect to the use of this website (including, without limitation, regarding the execution of transactions or any legal, tax or accounting advice or advice regarding the suitability or profitability of a security or transaction by means of this website); and (iii) this website is not intended as financial advice or as an offer, solicitation or recommendation of securities or other financial products, and users should obtain independent financial advice that addresses their particular investment objectives, financial situation and needs before making investment decisions. AST does not warrant that the functions contained in this website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this website or the servers that make it available are free from viruses or other harmful components.

AST DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE MATERIALS AND INFORMATION. FURTHERMORE, AST WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DELAY, DIFFICULTY IN USE, COMPUTER VIRUSES, MALICIOUS CODE, OR OTHER DEFECT IN THIS WEBSITE, ANY INCOMPATIBILITY BETWEEN THE WEBSITE AND THE USER'S FILES AND THE USER'S BROWSER OR OTHER SITE ACCESSING PROGRAM, OR ANY OTHER PROBLEMS EXPERIENCED BY THE USER. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL CAST BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, LOST OPPORTUNITY OR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER AST HAS BEEN APPRISED OF THE LIKELIHOOD OF SUCH DAMAGES OCCURRING AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. AST PROVIDES NO REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

Note: If you live in a jurisdiction that does not allow disclaimers of implied warranties, this disclaimer may not apply to you. No license to the user is implied in these disclaimers.

This website is controlled by AST from offices in the Province of Ontario. All matters pertaining to accessing or using this website shall be governed by, construed, and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein. In the event any of the terms or provisions of these Terms and Conditions of Use shall be held to be unenforceable, the remaining terms and provisions shall be unimpaired and the unenforceable term or provision shall be replaced by such enforceable term or provision as comes closest to the intention underlying the unenforceable term or provision. AST reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, add, or remove any of these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time without notice. Visitors should check this page for changes each time they visit this website. Continued use of this website following the posting of changes to these Terms and Conditions of Use will constitute acceptance of these changes.