Legal Terms & Conditions

Your use of the Mergence website and email services, including the receipt via email of fact sheets, periodic reports and/or price and performance information, is subject to your accepting and complying with our terms of use. By using our website or email services, you agree and accept all of our terms of use.

The Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 2002

Mergence Investment Managers (Pty) Limited (‘Mergence’) is an authorised financial services provider in terms of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 2002 and is a member of the Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (‘ASISA’). Mergence is not authorised to and does not provide financial advice. All information contained on this website should not be construed, or relied upon, as advice. If you require financial and/or investment advice, please engage the services of an independent financial adviser.

Content

The information and content (collectively ‘information’) accessible through this website is provided by Mergence as general information about Mergence and its products and services. Mergence does not guarantee the suitability or potential value of any information or particular investment source. Any information on this website is not intended to provide nor does it constitute financial, tax, legal, investment, or other advice. You are solely responsible for determining whether any investment, investment strategy, security or related transaction is appropriate for you based on your personal investment objectives, financial circumstances and risk tolerance. It is recommended that you consult an independent financial adviser regarding your specific situation if you require financial and/or investment advice. Nothing contained in any service provided or any content on this website constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement or offer by Mergence, including in regard to buying, selling or holding any securities or investments, but shall merely be considered to be an invitation to do business.

Ownership and copyright

This website and its content are owned by Mergence and/or its licensors and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. All rights not expressly granted are reserved. Any unauthorised copying, reproduction, retransmission, distribution, dissemination, sale, publication, broadcast or other circulation, or exploitation of this material will constitute an infringement of such protection. The copyright in all material vesting in Mergence published on this website shall continue to vest in Mergence. Without detracting from the above, Mergence authorises you to view, copy, download, print and distribute the content of this website, provided the content is used only for your information, non-commercial and private purposes. You are expressly prohibited from incorporating any proprietary material of Mergence and/or its licensors taken from this website in any other work, publication or website either of your own or belonging to any third party. The trademarks and logos displayed on this website are registered and/or in the process of being registered. Nothing contained on this website or in the content or information provided should be construed as granting any licence or right to use any of the marks without the prior written permission of the owner and no right, title or interest in any proprietary material contained on this website is granted to you.

Email legal notice

For our email legal notice, click here.

Privacy policy

For details about our privacy policy, click here.

Complaints procedure

For details about our complaints procedure, click here.

Conflict of interest management policy

For details about our conflict of interest management policy, click here.

Important information

The content on this website and the information contained therein is made available to you ‘as is’ and ‘as available’. Mergence has taken and will continue to take care that all information provided on this website is true and correct in so far as this is under Mergence’s control. However, Mergence does not warrant that this website, the content provided or information contained therein will be error-free or will meet any particular criteria of accuracy, completeness or reliability of information, performance or quality and disclaims any liability for, any loss, damage (whether direct or consequential) or expense of any nature whatsoever which may be suffered as a result of or which may be attributable, directly or indirectly, to the use of or reliance upon any information, links or service provided through this website. Although Mergence has taken reasonable measures to ensure the integrity of this website, including the content provided and the information contained therein, there is no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied made by Mergence, regarding the information or aspect of any service provided. Any warranty implied by law is hereby excluded except to the extent that such exclusion would be unlawful.

Mergence reserves the right to suspend, terminate or modify this website, email services or these terms of use at any time without notice. Any changes will be implemented and you can access at Legal Information. If you use this website after the changed terms of use have been posted, you will be deemed to have accepted the changed terms of use.

Promotion of Access to Information Act

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (‘PAIA’) gives persons the right to access information that is required to exercise or protect their rights. In terms of PAIA, before access to information requested by persons is granted, certain requirements have to be met. PAIA also requires private bodies such as Mergence to compile a manual, designed to assist persons who want to exercise their right to access information. In general, you can visit our website without having to divulge any personal information about yourself. However, while using this website you may provide information about yourself or it may be collected by Mergence. Access to your personal information held by Mergence may also be requested by you or third parties. PAIA regulates and sets out the procedure for such a request and under what circumstances such access may be refused. The PAIA manual, the prescribed request form and information on applicable fees payable for access to this information, is available below.

Governing law

The content contained on this website will be interpreted and implemented in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa.