Legal information

Welcome to which is published by BNP Paribas.


  • User: Internet user connecting to or using the website
  • Site or Website: The website of Securities Services, a business line of BNP Paribas
  • Personal data: “any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ; an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly ” (Article 4 of European Regulation on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data – “General Data protection Regulation”).

General Information

By virtue of Article 6 of the French law of 21 June 2004 on confidence in the digital economy, the User is hereby informed of the identity of the various parties involved in producing and monitoring the Website as follows:

Legal representative: Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, Director and Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas
Company name: BNP Paribas
Public limited company with a capital of: 2.468.663.292 euros
Commercial register [RCS]: Paris n° 662 042 449
Orias N°: 07 022 735
E.C. identifier: FR76662042449
Registered office: 16, bd des Italiens – 75009 Paris
Publication Director: Lucille Weber, Global Head of Marketing & Communication, Securities Services
Website manager: Filipe Jose Costa Martins, Head of Digital Marketing, Securities Services
Contacts: Filipe Jose Costa Martins, Head of Digital Marketing, Securities Services
Hosted by: Bearstech
Photo credits : Getty Images

The publisher undertakes to comply with all laws on the establishment and the activity of a Website. BNP Paribas kindly requests that all Users read the following terms and conditions carefully. By accessing, browsing or using the Website, Users acknowledge that they have read, understood, and consented to the terms and conditions.

BNP Paribas draws the attention of users of its Website to the following points

1. Access to the Site

The User of this Website acknowledges that he/she has the skills and equipment necessary to gain access to this Website and use it.

It should be noted that it is an offence, subject to criminal penalties, to access or remain fraudulently in a computer system, to hinder or distort the functioning of such system, or to introduce data to or modify fraudulently the data in a computer system.

Access to this Website is free of charge. The costs of accessing and using the electronic communications network shall be borne by the User, in accordance with the terms and conditions set by the User’s access providers and electronic communications operators.

Users are in fact wholly responsible for the provision and use of the equipment necessary to connect to this website.

2. Personal data

When using this Site, Users will be asked to provide personal data likely to be subject to automated processing.

Personal data will be processed by BNP Paribas to handle requests made by Users. Such data may be passed to various relevant departments for internal management purposes, and it may be disclosed to third parties to meet statutory and regulatory obligations, for the execution of work entrusted to external service providers, or for the purposes of generating sales leads.

In this regard, BNP Paribas may be required to transfer personal data to subsidiaries, affiliate companies or service providers located in countries that are not members of the European Union and that do not offer an appropriate level of protection for personal data in relation to French and European legislation to perform certain hardware and technical tasks, in particular for relationship management.

Under such circumstances, BNP Paribas will provide an equivalent level of protection for such personal data, in particular by putting in place a data transfer agreement drafted in compliance with the European Commission’s standard clauses or by any other appropriate method by virtue of applicable legislation.

Moreover, BNP Paribas take suitable technical and organisational steps to avoid the loss, improper use, alteration and deletion of Users’ Personal data.

Users are deemed to be making a fully-informed choice when providing such personal data, especially when it is entered by Users themselves. In this regard, Users are told whether the data they might be asked to provide is mandatory or optional. No personal data about Users is collected or published without their knowledge.

Users hereby grant BNP Paribas permission to conduct statistical analyses of Users’ Website use and profiles while maintaining their anonymity.

The processing of personal data confers on Users the right to access, opposition and correction of such data as stipulated by the General Data Protection Regulation.

Users able to prove their identity are consequently able to request information from BNP Paribas regarding:

  • the purpose of processing such data ;
  • the categories of personal data concerned ;
  • the recipients, or types of recipient, of such data ;
  • where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period ;
  • any transfer of such data there may be and the appropriate safeguards taken.

A copy of such data may be provided free of charge, provided that any such request is not vexatious, this being determined in particular by it being repeated or disproportionate.

To exercise their right to access, opposition and correction of data Users may send the processing manager a letter to the following address:

BNP PARIBAS, Data Office, Millénaire 4, 35 rue de la Gare, CS 20060, 75929 PARIS CEDEX 19.

Users may also address their request to the following address:

Changes to personal data will occur within a reasonable time following receipt of the request from the User.

In order to obtain more information about the processing of their personal data by BNP Paribas, Users may read the Data Protection Notice.

3. Intellectual Property

The entire contents of the Website are covered by French legislation regarding copyright, trademarks, and intellectual property in general.

Consequently, BNP Paribas is the owner or rights holders of all components comprising the website including data, text, charts, drawings, images, illustrations, graphics, photographs and audio recordings.

Any reproduction, representation, distribution or redistribution, either in whole or in part, of the Website’s content  by any means whatsoever without the express, prior permission of BNP Paribas is prohibited and constitutes an subject to penalties under Articles L.335-2 and following of the French Intellectual Property Code.

The trademarks of the publisher of this Websiteand of its partners, and the logos that appear on this Website are registered trademarks. Any reproduction, whether in whole or in part, of said trademarks and said logos, made using parts of this Website without the express, prior authorisation of BNP Paribas or any assignee thereof shall therefore be prohibited, within the meaning of Article L. 713-2 of the French Intellectual Property Code.

Likewise, any use made of site content for illegal purposes will give rise to legal proceedings against the offenders.

4. Site content and liability

Users expressly recognize that they are using the Website at their own risk and sole responsibility.

The information contained on this Website is strictly for information purposes only and is non-binding. It is to be considered in view of the time it was placed online and not at the time the website is used.

BNP Paribas moreover reserve the right to amend Website content at any time and without prior notice, and accept no liability in the event of delay, error or omission with respect to the content of pages on this Website.

BNP Paribas cannot be held liable for any decision taken on the basis of information contained on the Website, or for any use which may be made of it by third parties. Anyone wishing to make use of one or more of the services shown on the Website is asked to contact BNP Paribas.

The availability of products and services shown on the Website may be subject to restrictions with respect to certain individuals or entities, or certain countries. No such products or services will be supplied by BNP Paribas to individuals or entities if the law in their country of origin or any other relevant country prohibits it.

5. Loss or harm

BNP Paribas do not guarantee in any way that access to the site will be uninterrupted, unencumbered, reliable, correct, complete, satisfactory, fast or error-free.

Furthermore, BNP Paribas do not guarantee the continuous existence or stability of the Website, nor that the information contained on the Website meets any particular needs of Users, nor that it is reliable, uninterrupted or error-free.

BNP Paribas do not guarantee the security of data interchanges by means of electronic communications, and under no circumstances are they liable for any loss or harm that might result from use of the internet by Users or for threats such as in particular viruses, bugs, malicious code, Trojan horses, logic bombs, worms and other anomalies that might arise on the internet.

BNP Paribas cannot be held liable for any indirect loss or harm nor for any consequences resulting from an inability to access all or part of the site.

BNP Paribas cannot be held liable for events that are beyond its control or any harm that might be caused to Users’ technical environments, in particular their computers, software, network equipment and any other hardware used to access or use the service and/or information.

6. Hypertext links

Website may contain hypertext links connecting to third party sites not published by BNP Paribas. These are provided solely to facilitate access to information available on the Internet. Users making use of such links leave the site run by BNP Paribas and from that point agree to use third party sites at their own risk.

Users acknowledge that BNP Paribas hasn’t control or contribute in any way to creating the content and/or any component shown on any such third party sites and that BNP Paribas cannot support, guarantee or take charge of all or part of the content and/or any components shown on such third party sites.

As a result, BNP Paribas cannot be held liable in any way whatsoever for the consequences of using such hypertext links.

Furthermore, the creation of hypertext links to the Website is subject to express prior approval.

In addition, any webmaster creating a hypertext link undertakes not to use the technique known as “deep linking”, a technique whereby pages from the Website are embedded within the pages of the webmaster’s own website.

7. Cookies

BNP Paribas use the cookies to facilitate browsing on this Website. For more information, Users are invited to consult the Cookies Policy.

8. PDF files

To read a PDF file, Users will need to download the latest version of the Acrobat Reader software program. N.B.: this software can only be downloaded from a website other than that of BNP Paribas. This website will ask you to complete a named questionnaire. If you do not want to give your name and address, proceed directly to stage Nº 2 to download the software program free of charge.

9. Applicable law

The content of this Website is governed by the law of France.

All Users acknowledge that the French courts have jurisdiction over all matters concerning the content or use of this Website and any resulting recourse.

10. Update to the legal notices

BNP Paribashas the right to change, at any time and without prior notice, the site’s content or the services that are available on it, and/or to temporarily or permanently cease operating all or part of the Site and/or services.

BNP Paribas furthermore reserve the right to change at any time and without prior notice the location of the Website on the Internet and these legal notices.

The legal notices were last updated on 18/05/2018.