Jan 2024

Your Use of This Website

You must not use this Website (or permit or procure others to use it) as follows:

  • for any unlawful, improper or illegal purpose or activity;
  • to communicate or receive information that is obscene, indecent, pornographic, sadistic, cruel, or racist in content, of a sexually explicit or graphic nature, which promotes or incites discrimination, hatred or racism or which might be legally actionable for any reason;
  • in a manner intended to threaten, harass, or intimidate;
  • to violate First Trust or any third party's copyright, trademark, proprietary or other intellectual property rights;
  • to damage First Trust's name or reputation or that of First Trust’s affiliated companies or any third parties;
  • to impersonate any of First Trust's employees or other person or use a false name while using this Website or implying an association with First Trust;
  • to penetrate First Trust’s security measures or other entities' systems ("hacking");
  • to transmit unsolicited voluminous emails (for example, spamming) or to intercept, interfere with or redirect email intended for others using this Website;
  • to generate excessive amounts of internet traffic, to interfere with First Trust’s network or others' use of this Website or to engage in activities designed to, or having the effect of, degrading or denying service to other users of this Website or others;
  • to introduce viruses, worms, harmful code and/or Trojan horses onto the internet or into this Website or any other entity’s systems and it is your responsibility to ensure that whatever you download or select for your use from this Website is free from such items;
  • to post or transmit information that is defamatory, fraudulent or deceptive including, but not limited to, scams such as "make-money-fast" schemes or "pyramid/chain" letters; and/or
  • to transmit confidential or proprietary information, except solely at your own risk.

Liability for Use of This Website

Access to this Website is permitted on a temporary basis and First Trust reserves the right to withdraw or amend the service it provides on this Website without notice. First Trust does not accept any liability if, for any reason, this Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

Information and opinions contained on this Website have been compiled or arrived at by First Trust from sources believed to be reliable. Any opinions attributed to First Trust constitute its judgement as of the date of the relevant material and are subject to change without notice. However, to the extent permitted by law, First Trust, its affiliates and other third parties connected to First Trust hereby expressly exclude all conditions, warranties, representations and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity. First Trust, its affiliates and other third parties connected to First Trust further exclude, to the extent permitted by law, any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage of any kind incurred by any user of this Website in connection with this Website or in reliance on the information or opinions contained on it, or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of this Website or any websites linked to it or materials posted on it. First Trust disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed by any user of this Website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of the information on this Website, on materials and information posted on this Website.

The information on this Website is provided “as is”. To the extent permitted by law, no guarantee or representation, express or implied, is made as to the accuracy, validity, timeliness, completeness or continued availability of any information made available. First Trust does not warrant the accuracy of the materials provided on this Website and any warranty of any kind is disclaimed to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law or regulation. First Trust shall not have any responsibility to maintain the information made available on this Website or to supply any corrections, updates or releases in connection therewith. Availability of information is subject to change without notice.

The internet is not a completely reliable transmission medium and neither First Trust nor any of its affiliates accept any liability for any data transmission errors such as data loss or damage or alteration of any kind or for the security or confidentiality of information transmitted across the internet to or from First Trust or any of its affiliates. Any such transmission of information is entirely at your own risk. First Trust does not guarantee and First Trust accepts no liability for ensuring that this Website or its contents are free of viruses or any other damaging material.

Neither First Trust nor any of its directors, officers or employees, nor any other person will be liable or have any responsibility of any kind for any loss or damage that any user of this Website incurs in the event of any failure or interruption of this Website or resulting from the act or omission of any other party involved in making this Website or the information contained on it available to you, or from any other cause relating to a user of this Website’s access to, inability to access, or use this Website or this information, whether or not the circumstances giving rise to such cause may have been within the control of First Trust or of any third party providing software or support services.

In no event will First Trust or any such parties be liable to a user of this Website for any direct, special, indirect, consequential, incidental damages or any other damages of any kind even if First Trust or any other party has been advised of the possibility thereof. The above does not exclude or restrict any duty or liability that First Trust has by law and under the regulatory system in the United Kingdom.

Privacy Policy of First Trust

First Trust values our relationship with you and considers your privacy an important priority in maintaining that relationship. We are committed to protecting the security and confidentiality of your personal information.

Pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") effective 25 May 2018, First Trust has put in place the following important Personal Data protections (click here).

Confidentiality and Security

With regard to our internal security procedures, First Trust restricts access to your non-public personal information to those First Trust employees who need to know that information to provide products or services to you. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your non-public personal information.

Policy Updates and Inquiries

We reserve the right to modify the content or services on this website and hence this privacy policy at any time. For questions about our policy, or for additional copies of this notice, please contact us via details listed on this website.

Cookie Usage

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more effectively and efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

DescriptionDuration of
Cookie Operation
Cookie Settings Functional cookie_settings Used to store cookies after saving your cookie settings. These cookies do things like remember your preferences and the choices you make, to personalise your experience of using the site. It is set to expire at the end of 90 days at which time you will be prompted again to accept cookie usage. To withdraw your consent after accepting this cookie and before the 90 day time limit has expired, delete the cookie_settings cookie. Find out how at www.aboutcookies.org
Persistent Identifier Strictly necessary srpperm & sessionid These cookies are used to remember the country and investor type you chose when you first visited the Website. They are only stored after a user accepts the terms & conditions. srpperm: for 90 days from the day you first accessed the Website
sessionid: for the duration of your session
Online Form Security Strictly necessary csrftoken Used to prevent cross-site request forgery. This is where a malicious cyber programme takes actions on a website not intended or requested by the user of that website. It is applied to all visitors on our Website. For 1 Year from the day you first accessed the Website
Google Analytics Performance _ga These cookies are used to collect information in an anonymised form about how visitors use our websites. We use the information to produce reports covering metrics such as numbers of visitors to pages and time spent on the website. For 2 Years from the day you first accessed the website. Visit the Google site for an overview of google analytics, their privacy policy and how they use cookies.
Marketo Munchkin Targeting _mkto_trk This cookie is set by Marketo. This allows a website to track visitor behavior on the sites on which the cookie is installed and to link a visitor to the recipient of an email marketing campaign, to measure campaign effectiveness. Tracking is performed anonymously until a user identifies himself by submitting a form. For 2 years from the day you first accessed the website. Visit Marketo's Cookie Policy here for an overview of their privacy policy and how they use cookies.