Terms and Conditions

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Notice

Please carefully read these Terms and Conditions of Use (these "Terms"). Your access to or use of this website signifies that you understand and agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree to be bound by or comply with these Terms, do not access or use this website.

This website is owned and operated by Western Asset Management Company Limited (defined herein as "WAMCL," "us," or "we"), whose registered office is located at 10 Exchange Square, London, EC2A 2EN, United Kingdom. WAMCL is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") under Registration No. 145930. WAMCL is also a registered investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended, and, as such, is regulated by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. WAMCL is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Legg Mason, Inc. ("Legg Mason"), a U.S. based financial services holding company.

By accessing this website and other sites through links provided by us, you agree to these Terms, our Privacy Policy, as well as other terms or conditions or disclaimers contained on this website. We may in our sole discretion change or modify the content of this website, including these Terms and our Privacy Policy without notice. Any subsequent access to, or use by you of this website will also be subject to these Terms. Any changes, modifications, or additions to, or deletions from these Terms shall be effective upon posting on this website. If you use this website after we post changes to the Terms, you accept the Terms as changed.

Intended Audience

The information contained in this website concerning WAMCL and their products and services has been created for and intended for use only by authorised dealers and institutional investors that qualify as a "eligible counterparty" or "professional client" (hereinafter "Institutional Investors") under the FCA Conduct of Business Rules (the "Rules"), is for information purposes only and is not intended to be accessed or used by members of the general public. The information provided on 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 law or regulation, or which would subject WAMCL, its affiliates or any of their funds to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country. Furthermore, there is no intention to offer or sell products or services referred to on this website in countries or jurisdictions where such offer or sale would be unlawful under the relevant domestic law. All investors accessing this website do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws and regulations. This website is not directed to any person who is not an Institutional Investor (i.e., a retail client as defined under the Rules) or who is in any jurisdiction where the publication or availability of the website is prohibited, by reason of that person's nationality, residence or otherwise.

No Offer or Advice

This website does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security or product that may be referenced on or through this website. Nor does this website constitute an offering or recommendation by WAMCL or any of its affiliates of any security, investment management service, or advisory service. WAMCL does not provide investment advice, tax advice, or legal advice through this website, and you agree that this website will not be used by you for such purposes. WAMCL does not represent that the securities, products, or services discussed on, or accessible through, this website are suitable for any particular investor.

Information concerning the Funds

This website contains information concerning the following fund[s]:

Western Asset Liquidity Funds plc, an Ireland domiciled umbrella fund established as an open-ended investment company with variable capital incorporated with limited liability under the laws of the Central Bank of Ireland. It qualifies, and is authorised in Ireland by the Financial Regulator as, an undertaking for collective investment in transferable securities ("UCITS").

Legg Mason Global Funds Plc, an Ireland domiciled umbrella fund established as an open-ended investment company with variable capital incorporated with limited liability under the laws of the Central Bank of Ireland. It qualifies, and is authorised in Ireland by the Financial Regulator as a UCITS.

Legg Mason Funds ICVC, a UK domiciled umbrella fund established as an investment company with variable capital, and is authorised in the UK by the FCA as a UCITS.

Legg Mason Managed Solutions Sicav, a Luxembourg domiciled umbrella fund established as an open-ended investment company with variable capital incorporated with limited liability under the laws of Luxembourg. It qualifies and is authorised in Luxembourg by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier as a UCITS.

None of the above listed funds are registered as investment companies in the United States under the U.S. Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and the shares of such fund[s] are not registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended ("Securities Act"). The information provided on this website concerning the fund[s] is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any U.S. person, any person or entity in the United States, or in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation, or which would subject the funds, WAMCL, Legg Mason Investments (Europe) or any of their affiliates to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country.

Nothing on this website shall be considered an offer or solicitation to buy or sell shares of the funds to any person. WAMCL does not claim that the funds referenced in this site are available in any particular jurisdiction or appropriate for any particular investor. If you choose to access this website, you do so on your own initiative, and you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws.

Risk Warning

All performance figures contained in this website are sourced from internal and other sources as appropriate. Past performance should not be seen as an indication of future performance. The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up, are not guaranteed and it is possible that an investor could incur losses, including the loss of principal invested.

Disclaimers

WAMCL does not warrant this website (including information relating to securities and the securities markets ("Market Data") or other information that may be accessible on or through this website) for any particular purpose. It is provided "as is" and on an "as available" basis. WAMCL disclaims, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, as to any matter relating to this website, including without limitation the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non infringement. Use of this website is at your own risk.

WAMCL and its affiliates and any of their directors, officers, or employees will not be liable or have any responsibility of any kind for any loss or damage that you incur arising from or in connection with:

  1. any delay, termination, failure, defect, or interruption in the transmission of this website or any Market Data;
  2. any inaccuracy, error, unavailability, or incompleteness in the transmission of this website or any Market Data;
  3. any termination or interruption of your access to this website;
  4. your reliance on or use of this website or any Market Data;
  5. any e-mail requests, orders, or instructions you send, or the interception by third parties of any requests, orders, or instructions you send via e-mail;
  6. any act or omission of WAMCL or any of its affiliates in making this website or Market Data available to you; or
  7. any other cause relating to your access to or use of this website, whether or not the circumstances giving rise to such cause may have been within the control of WAMCL or any of its affiliates or within the control of any other party providing software or services support for this website.

Neither WAMCL nor any of its affiliates warrant that this website, or 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. You assume the entire cost of any necessary servicing, repairing, or correcting of your property or operations as a result of using this website. You accept at your own risk that the internet or other online communications medium may not perform as intended as a result of human, mechanical, or other error, despite the efforts of WAMCL, you, or any third party.

In no event will WAMCL or its affiliates or any of their directors, officers, or employees be liable to you for any direct, indirect, special, consequential, or incidental damages related in any way to your use of this website, even if: (a) such damages are reasonably foreseeable; or (b) WAMCL or any of its affiliates or any other party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Copyright

The copyright and all other rights in all of the material on this website are owned by WAMCL or the material is included with the permission of the rights owner. The information contained in this website is intended solely for the use of the person who has accessed this information and may not be reproduced, distributed or published to any other person. You may copy material on this website for your own private or domestic use only. All other copying is prohibited.

Data Protection

WAMCL recognises the need to treat any personal information it processes during the course of its business activities in an appropriate and lawful manner. By accessing the WAMCL website you consent to the processing by WAMCL and its agents of any personal information given by you. Such processing may occur for any of the following reasons (or any other specific reasons as may be further provided on specific WAMCL website pages): (a) keeping client (or potential client) records accurate and up to date; (b) learning more about you in order to develop, improve and manage the services and products we can offer you; (c) keeping you informed of any other WAMCL products or services by post, fax, email and telephone; (d) the prevention and detection of fraud or money laundering and legal or regulatory reporting or activity; (e) protecting both yours and WAMCL' interests; and, (f) the transfer of personal data out of the European Economic Area for purposes in accordance with this statement.

If you do not wish to be kept informed by WAMCL of information that we think might be of interest to you please let us know either (a) at any WAMCL website/service registration process; or (b) by using the Unsubscribe option in WAMCL emails; or (c) by writing to WAMCL at its registered address or any other contact details provided on specific WAMCL website pages/communications.

In order to provide efficient and reliable services we may need to share your personal information with service providers and/or agent of WAMCL or the 'funds'. These agents and service providers will be subject to adequate contractual requirements to maintain the confidentiality of any personal information that they may obtain in the performance of their services.

If we transfer your information to a service provider or agent in another country, we will ensure that the service provider or agent agrees to apply, in our view, the same or similar levels of protection as we are required to apply to information held in the UK and use your information only for the purpose of providing the relevant service to you.

For your security, communications may be taped or otherwise monitored by WAMCL.

WAMCL expressly reserves the right to monitor any use of this website.

Cookies

WAMCL website uses "cookies" for collecting user information from certain pages of the website. By "cookie" we mean the small text file that is stored on the hard disk of a computer by the web browser on a computer. It contains information sent by the web server of the website that a user has visited. A cookie identifies users and can store information about them and their use of a site. WAMCL uses cookies to keep track of user activity and, in the instance that the user chooses to be "remembered" by the site, to store his/her username to allow the user access to some of its protected website. The information derived from cookies enables WAMCL to identify which areas of the website are more interesting so that we can improve our website and the information we provide to users. A user can choose not to accept certain cookies by turning this feature 'off' within the browser settings; however doing this may detract from 'user experience' of or even prevent access to some of our website.

Third Party Content

Through this website, you may have access to Market Data. WAMCL may obtain this Market Data from third parties who are independent of WAMCL. Even though the sources of the Market Data provided on this website is published in good faith and believed to be reliable, WAMCL is not responsible for, and makes no warranty with respect to the contents, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, suitability, or reliability of the Market Data. The Market Data that may be provided is not a complete summary or statement of all available information or data.

WAMCL MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) WITH RESPECT TO THE MARKET DATA.

Use of Secure Part of Website ("the Secure Website")

Users of the Secure Website ("User") will be able to access information, which will be controlled by a personal identifier and password. This is to allow us to implement measures to preserve the security of this information.

Use of the Secure Website is subject to specific terms and conditions in addition to the general terms and conditions. By accessing the Secure Website you are deemed to have read, understood and agreed to the following terms and conditions:

  1. I acknowledge that I have read these Terms and the Privacy Policy;
  2. I agree not to disclose my personal identifier and password to any other person and notify you immediately of any unauthorised access to, or use of my personal identifier and password.
  3. I agree to be responsible for the use by others of my personal identifier and password.
  4. I warrant that any information entered by me using my personal identifier and password is accurate.
  5. I acknowledge that my access to the Secure Website may be revoked by WAMCL or any of its affiliates at any time without notice.
  6. I agree to indemnify WAMCL and its affiliates against any claim, loss, cost, damage, action or expense which WAMCL, or any affiliate may experience arising from:
    (a) my use of the Secure Website,
    (b) my failure to keep my personal identifier and password confidential, and
    (c) the use of the Secure Website by any other person on my behalf.
Use of e-mail

The security of electronic mail sent through the Internet is not guaranteed. Do not send sensitive or confidential information to us via electronic mail. Delivery, and timely delivery, of electronic mail is also not guaranteed. WAMCL therefore recommends that you do not send time-sensitive or action-oriented messages to us via electronic mail. Such requests, orders, or instructions will not be processed until WAMCL can confirm your instructions or obtain appropriate written documentation where necessary.

WAMCL and its affiliates shall use reasonable precautions to maintain the confidentiality of the information you may provide to WAMCL and its affiliates and information you have created, input or developed in connection with your use of the website, but because such information can be accessed through the Internet, you hereby acknowledge and agree that there can be no assurance that the information and information provided to you through the website will remain secure. In addition, WAMCL and its affiliates may disclose such information (a) for any purpose relating to the conduct of WAMCL and its affiliates & a perons; business or to the offering, providing or maintaining of the website, (b) to comply with applicable rules, orders, subpoenas or other legal process, or in order to give information to any government agency or official requesting such information, or (c) for any other legitimate business purpose.

Tax

The investment products and services described on the website may have tax consequences. Any tax reliefs referred to are those currently available and their value depends on the circumstances of the individual investor. You acknowledge that levels and bases of taxation may change, and that WAMCL does not provide tax advice. You should consult your own tax advisor in order to understand the tax consequences of the products and services described on the website.

Linked Websites

WAMCL and its affiliates are in no way responsible for the content of any website, owned or operated by a third party, that may be linked to this website via hyperlink, whether such hyperlink is provided by WAMCL, its affiliates or by a third party. The information contained in such linked websites is neither prepared nor maintained by WAMCL or its affiliates, and WAMCL and its affiliates have not and will not review or update the information contained in any linked website. WAMCL and its affiliates are not responsible for, and makes no warranty with respect to the contents, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, suitability, or reliability of the linked website. Use of any website hyperlinked to or from this website shall be at your own risk.

Governing law and severability

These Terms will be governed and construed under the laws of England and Wales without giving effect to principles of conflicts of law. Nothing in these Terms creates any rights or protections that you are not already entitled to by law. If any provision of these Terms is declared invalid or unenforceable, such declaration shall not be deemed to affect the validity of any of the other provisions.

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