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A ‘U.S. Person’ is defined by Regulation S (promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933) in Section 902(k)(1) defines a U.S. person as one who is permanently resident inside the United States of America. The SEC’s interpretation of U.S. federal securities laws limits Non-U.S. Broker-Dealers such as Equity Bank Bahamas Limited and its affiliates (Equitybankbahamas.com) to working with those permanently resident outside the USA. Non-U.S. broker-dealers cannot approach and/ or solicit U.S. resident persons because an Internet Website is interpreted by the SEC as being the same as a telephone call to a client.
Non-U.S. Broker-Dealers such as Equity Bank Bahamas Limited and its affiliates (Equitybankbahamas.com) maintaining an Internet Website can thus only accept a U.S. person if he or she has not been solicited either directly or indirectly through accessing their websites under the ‘unsolicited’ exemption Rule 15a-6.
U.S. customers wanting to work with Non-U.S. Broker-Dealers such as Equity Bank Bahamas Limited and its affiliates (Equitybankbahamas.com) can thus only approach Non-U.S. Broker-Dealers under Rule 15a-6 if they have not been to their websites and should be prepared to certify this fact in writing to ensure compliance with applicable law. They should also be prepared to certify in writing that they have not been solicited by Equity Bank Bahamas Limited and its affiliates (Equitybankbahamas.com) in any manner either directly or indirectly.
General Rules and Regulations promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933: Rule 902 — Definitions http://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/17/230.902
SEC – Interpretation: Re: Use of Internet Websites To Offer Securities, Solicit Securities Transactions, or Advertise Investment Services Offshore. https://www.sec.gov/rules/interp/33-7516.htm
17 CFR 240.15A-6 – EXEMPTION OF CERTAIN FOREIGN BROKERS OR DEALERS. http://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/17/240.15a-6
Equity Bank Bahamas Limited and its affiliates do not solicit U.S. residents directly or indirectly as clients.
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- publishing any Website material in any other media without express director approval and associated disclaimers herein noted in full;
- publicly performing and/or showing any Website material;
- using this Website in any way that is or may be damaging to this Website;
- using this Website contrary to applicable laws and regulations, or in any way may cause harm to the Website, or to any person or business entity;
- engaging in any data mining, data harvesting, data extracting or any other similar activity in relation to this Website;
- using this Website to engage in any advertising or marketing.
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In no event shall Equity Bank Bahamas Limited and its affiliates, nor any of its officers, directors and employees, shall be held liable for anything arising out of or in any way connected with your use of this Website irrevocably and without exception. Equity Bank Bahamas Limited and its affiliates, including its officers, directors and employees shall not be held liable for any indirect, consequential or special liability arising out of or in any way related to your use of this Website.
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