Please read the Shareholder Electronic Services Agreement corresponding to your Franklin Templeton investment office:

Shareholder Electronic Services Agreement - Czech Republic
Shareholder Electronic Services Agreement - Hong Kong
Shareholder Electronic Services Agreement - Middle East
Shareholder Electronic Services Agreement - Netherlands
Shareholder Electronic Services Agreement - Non Resident Alien
Shareholder Electronic Services Agreement - Singapore
Shareholder Electronic Services Agreement - Slovakia
Shareholder Electronic Services Agreement - South Africa
Shareholder Electronic Services Agreement - Spain (In English)
Shareholder Electronic Services Agreement - Spain (In Spanish)
Shareholder Electronic Services Agreement - UK

Shareholder Electronic Services Agreement - Czech Republic
 

Purpose of Agreement

The Franklin Templeton Electronic Services Agreement (the "Agreement") is designed by Franklin Templeton Investment Services GmbH ("Franklin Templeton")

Mainzer Landstraße 16, 60325 Frankfurt
(Postfach 11 18 03, 60053 Frankfurt)
Tel. 0 69/2 72 23-272
Fax. 0 69/2 72 23-120
info@franklintempleton.de
registered in the “Handelsregister B des Amtsgerichts Frankfurt am Main”, registration number HRB 38981
Supervisory authority: Stadt Frankfurt am Main, Der Magistrat, Ordnungsamt

to provide an online access for Franklin Templeton Shareholders and to use information, products and Services available through the German Franklin Templeton Web Site (the "Site"). Only Shareholders who agree to the terms of this Agreement (referred to from now on as "You") will be able to conduct business with Franklin Templeton using the Site.

Nothing in this Agreement should be construed as a solicitation or recommendation to buy or sell any products of Franklin Resources, Inc. and its associated subsidiaries and affiliates ("Franklin Templeton Products").

Your consent to the terms of this Agreement

If you agree to the content of this Agreement, you should click on the "Accept" button at the end of this Agreement to acknowledge your consent and intention to be bound by these terms. By clicking on the "Accept" button, completing the registration process, obtaining a password, and using the Site, you indicate that you understand and intend this Agreement to be the legal equivalent of a signed, written contract, and equally binding, and that you will use the Site in a manner consistent with applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with the terms in this Agreement, as the same may be amended from time to time.

Accessing your account information on our site means sending and receiving personal financial information over the Internet. You are also authorising Franklin Templeton to act on instructions received by computer (including instructions received from commercial online services like AOL, T-Online, and the Internet) for any permitted actions related to your account access (including account maintenance actions) through this Web site. All permitted actions related to your account access are subject to any terms, restrictions and policies in the prospectus for your fund and your account application. 

What this Agreement allows You to do

Franklin Templeton may make available services that allow you to look up details through the Site of the shares in Franklin Templeton Products held by you ("Services").

Franklin Templeton may, at any time and for any reason, remove particular products from the list of Franklin Templeton Products and may vary or remove the Services which we make available to you under this Agreement.

The Services are provided by Franklin Templeton to you hereunder without any consideration and you are not obligated to reimburse Franklin Templeton for any costs incurred by Franklin Templeton hereunder.

Term of this Agreement and Termination

This Agreement may be terminated by Franklin Templeton or by you at any time by written notice or email to the other party. This Agreement will terminate automatically when your account is closed or when you or Franklin Templeton fail to comply with the terms of this Agreement. Franklin Templeton reserves the right, without liability, at any time, to change any of the Services offered on this Web site or to deny or restrict your access and to terminate this Agreement. Franklin Templeton reserves the right to deny access to the Services if you fail to type the correct User ID and/or Password three consecutive times. You may then be required to complete the registration process again for online access.

You are entitled to withdraw from this Agreement, without reason and sanction, within a period of fourteen (14) days from later of: the conclusion hereof and provision of an access to the Services, but in no case after you commence to use the Services hereunder.

Your responsibilities under this Agreement

You shall be the only authorized user of the Services offered under this agreement. You agree to keep confidential the data, information, or Services provided under this Agreement. You shall be responsible for the confidentiality and use of your passwords and other security data, methods and devices. You will be solely responsible for the use of any data, information, or Services obtained, using your User IDs and Passwords. Any instructions communicated to Franklin Templeton through these means will be deemed to have been sent and authorized by you and shall be deemed to have been made at the time received by Franklin Templeton and in the form received except for instructions which have been erroneously generated, repeated, changed or otherwise affected by Franklin Templeton’s systems or otherwise under circumstances controlled by Franklin Templeton. You will notify Franklin Templeton immediately if you

  • receive a written acknowledgement after your initial registration, change of User ID or performance of certain account maintenance actions and this acknowledgement does not match your records;
  • become aware of any loss or theft of a User ID, Passwords or any other security codes;
  • become aware of any unauthorized use of a User ID, Password or any other security code;
  • fail to receive an accurate confirmation of a transaction within five working days of instructing an order;   
  • receive confirmation of an order that was not placed by you or on your behalf, or any similarly inaccurate or conflicting report or information.
  • Franklin Templeton and other third party Information

    Certain information including last sale transaction data and other financial market data, third-party research and analysts' reports, opinions, price charts, news reports, and other information relating to Franklin Templeton Products or other products and securities in the market, may be made available from outside data sources. This information has been obtained through sources believed reliable but Franklin Templeton makes no representation with respect to, nor does it guarantee or endorse the accuracy, completeness, reliability or availability of, such information.

    No advice

    You agree and acknowledge that any information you receive pursuant to this Agreement is not intended to constitute investment, tax or legal advice. Reliance on content or information obtained from or through the Site is at your sole risk.

    Limitation of liability

    Except in cases of breach of essential contractual duties under this Agreement, Franklin Templeton will not be liable for simple negligence.
    Except in cases of willful misconduct or gross negligence by Franklin Templeton, Franklin Templeton will not be liable to you:

  • for any consequential, incidental, special or indirect damages (including but not limited to lost profits, trading losses and other damages) that result from inconvenience, delay or loss of the use of the electronic Services provided under this Agreement;
  • for any failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other Internet problems, viruses, errors, configuration problems or incompatibility of computer hardware or software failure or unavailability of Internet access, Internet service providers or other equipment or services relating to your computer, intermediate computer or communications networks or facilities, data transmission facilities or your telephone or telephone service, or unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, severe weather natural disasters or employment disputes;
  • for any damage to your computer, software, modem, telephone or other property resulting from your use of the electronic Services provided to you under this Agreement;
  • for any losses (including lost profits, trading losses or other damages) relating to Services or information provided to you under this Agreement including information which is inaccurate, incomplete, late, defective or unavailable; and
  • for any losses to you due to your delay in reporting any of the events in "Your Responsibilities under this Agreement".
  • In no event will Franklin Templeton be liable to you for any loss or damages caused by force majeure, riot, war or natural events or due to other occurrences for which Franklin Templeton is not responsible (e.g. strike, lock-out, administrative acts of domestic or foreign high authorities).

    Security of the Internet

    You acknowledge that data, including e-mail, electronic communications and personal financial data, may be accessed by unauthorized third parties when communicated between you and Franklin Templeton using the Internet, other network communications facilities, telephone or any other electronic means. Franklin Templeton is not responsible for the security of information transmitted via the Internet, the accuracy of the information contained on the Site, or for the consequences of any reliance on such information.

    Data Protection

    Franklin Templeton might collect and store information gathered from your online session. Franklin Templeton is entitled by you to share this information with and transmit to any affiliated company registered inside the European Community or in the United States of America. Franklin Templeton will use this data only for advice by dealers or for promotional services, to improve your Web experience and to evaluate the site’s Services and features. You may revoke this consent to any collection, storage and transmission of data at any time with effect from your revocation.

    Changes to this Agreement

    Any amendments of this Agreement will be notified to you. They shall be deemed to have been approved unless you object in writing within one month from the notification of the amendments. You might also agree explicitly, which includes click to accept approval.

    Language and Governing Law

    This Agreement is drawn up in the English language and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with German law.

    Miscellaneous

    Should any provision in this Agreement become wholly or partially ineffective, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the Agreement. In place of the ineffective provision an appropriate regulation shall apply which – as far as it is legally possible – most closely reflects the intention of the parties concluding this Agreement.

     

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    Shareholder Electronic Services Agreement - Hong Kong 
     

    Purpose of Agreement

    The Franklin Templeton Electronic Services Agreement (the "Agreement") is designed by Franklin Templeton Investments (Asia) Limited ("Franklin Templeton") to provide an online access for Franklin Templeton Shareholders and to use information, products and Services available through the Hong Kong Franklin Templeton Web Site (the "Site"). Only Shareholders who agree to the terms of this Agreement (referred to from now on as "You") will be able to conduct business with Franklin Templeton using the Site.

    Nothing in this Agreement should be construed as a solicitation or recommendation to buy or sell any products of Franklin Resources, Inc. and its associated subsidiaries and affiliates ("Franklin Templeton Products").

    Your consent to the terms of this Agreement
    If You agree to the content of this Agreement, You should click on the "Accept" button at the end of this Agreement to acknowledge Your consent and intention to be bound by these terms. By clicking on the "Accept" button, completing the registration process, obtaining a password, and using the Site, You indicate that You understand and intend this Agreement to be the legal equivalent of a signed, written contract, and equally binding, and that You will use the Site in a manner consistent with applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with the terms in this Agreement, as the same may be amended from time to time.
    Accessing your account information on our site means sending and receiving personal financial information over the Internet. You are also authorising Franklin Templeton to act on instructions received by computer (including instructions received from commercial online services like AOL, T-Online, and the Internet) for any permitted actions related to your account access (including account maintenance actions) through this Web site. All permitted actions related to your account access are subject to any terms, restrictions and policies in the prospectus for your fund and your account application.

    What this Agreement allows You to do
    Franklin Templeton may make available services that allow You to look up details through the Site of the shares in Franklin Templeton Products held by You ("Services").

    Franklin Templeton may, at any time and for any reason, remove particular products from the list of Franklin Templeton Products and may vary or remove the Services which we make available to You under this Agreement.

    Term of this Agreement and Termination
    This Agreement may be terminated by Franklin Templeton or by You at any time by written notice or email to the other party. This Agreement will terminate automatically when Your account is closed or when You or Franklin Templeton fail to comply with the terms of this Agreement. Franklin Templeton reserves the right, without liability, at any time, to change any of the Services offered on this Web site or to deny or restrict Your access and to terminate this Agreement. Franklin Templeton reserves the right to deny access to the Services if you fail to type the correct User ID and/or Password three consecutive times. You may then be required to complete the registration process again for online access.

    Your responsibilities under this Agreement
    You shall be the only authorized user of the Services offered under this agreement. You agree to keep confidential the data, information, or Services provided under this Agreement. You shall be responsible for the confidentiality and use of your passwords and other security data, methods and devices. You will be solely responsible for the use of any data, information, or Services obtained, using Your User IDs and Passwords. Any instructions communicated to Franklin Templeton through these means will be deemed to have been sent and authorized by You and shall be deemed to have been made at the time received by Franklin Templeton and in the form received except for instructions which have been erroneously generated, repeated, changed or otherwise affected by Franklin Templeton’s systems or otherwise under circumstances controlled by Franklin Templeton. You will notify Franklin Templeton immediately if You

    • receive a written acknowledgement after your initial registration, change of User ID or performance of certain account maintenance actions and this acknowledgement does not match your records;
    • become aware of any loss or theft of a User ID, Passwords or any other security codes;
    • become aware of any unauthorized use of a User ID, Password or any other security code;
    • fail to receive an accurate confirmation of a transaction within five working days of instructing an order;
    • receive confirmation of an order that was not placed by You or on Your behalf, or any similarly inaccurate or conflicting report or information



    Franklin Templeton and other third party Information
    Certain information including last sale transaction data and other financial market data, third-party research and analysts' reports, opinions, price charts, news reports, and other information relating to Franklin Templeton Products or other products and securities in the market, may be made available from outside data sources. This information has been obtained through sources believed reliable but Franklin Templeton makes no representation with respect to, nor does it guarantee or endorse the accuracy, completeness, reliability or availability of, such information.

    No advice
    You agree and acknowledge that any information You receive pursuant to this Agreement is not intended to constitute investment, tax or legal advice. Reliance on content or information obtained from or through the Site is at Your sole risk.

    Limitation of liability
    Except in cases of breach of essential contractual duties under this Agreement, Franklin Templeton will not be liable for simple negligence.

    Except in cases of wilful misconduct or gross negligence by Franklin Templeton, Franklin Templeton will not be liable to You:

    • for any consequential, incidental, special or indirect damages (including but not limited to lost profits, trading losses and other damages) that result from inconvenience, delay or loss of the use of the electronic Services provided under this Agreement;
    • for any failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other Internet problems, viruses, errors, configuration problems or incompatibility of computer hardware or software failure or unavailability of Internet access, Internet service providers or other equipment or services relating to Your computer, intermediate computer or communications networks or facilities, data transmission facilities or Your telephone or telephone service, or unauthorised access, theft, operator errors, severe weather natural disasters or employment disputes;
    • for any damage to Your computer, software, modem, telephone or other property resulting from Your use of the electronic Services provided to You under this Agreement; and
    • for any losses (including lost profits, trading losses or other damages) relating to Services or information provided to You under this Agreement including information which is inaccurate, incomplete, late, defective or unavailable;
    • for any losses to you due to your delay in reporting any of the events in "Your Responsibilities under this Agreement".


    In no event will Franklin Templeton be liable to You for any loss or damages caused by riot, war or natural events or due to other occurrences outside Franklin Templeton’s control or for which Franklin Templeton is not responsible (e.g. strike, lock-out, administrative acts of domestic or foreign high authorities).

    Security of the Internet
    You acknowledge that data, including e-mail, electronic communications and personal financial data, may be accessed by unauthorised third parties when communicated between You and Franklin Templeton using the Internet, other network communications facilities, telephone or any other electronic means. Franklin Templeton is not responsible for the security of information transmitted via the Internet, the accuracy of the information contained on the Site, or for the consequences of any reliance on such information.

    Data Protection
    Franklin Templeton might collect and store information ("Data") gathered from Your online session. Franklin Templeton is authorised by You to share this Data with and transmit this Data to any affiliated company registered within or outside Hong Kong. Franklin Templeton will use your Data only for advice by dealers or for promotional services including direct marketing, to improve Your Web experience and to evaluate the site's Services and features. You have the right to request Franklin Templeton for access to and/or correction of your Data by writing to Franklin Templeton Investments (Asia) Limited, 17/F Chater House, 8 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong. If you do not wish to receive any marketing or other information relating to Franklin Templeton Products and services offered by Franklin Templeton Investments, you are entitled to request that they cease, without charge, to use your Data for these purposes by informing Franklin Templeton at the address given above.

    Changes to this Agreement
    Any amendments of this Agreement will be notified to You. They shall be deemed to have been approved unless You object in writing within one month from the notification of the amendments. You might also agree explicitly, which includes click to accept approval

    Governing Law
    This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

    Miscellaneous
    Should any provision in this Agreement become wholly or partially ineffective, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the Agreement. In place of the ineffective provision an appropriate regulation shall apply which – as far as it is legally possible – most closely reflects the intention of the parties concluding this Agreement.

     
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    Shareholder Electronic Services Agreement - Middle East
     

    Purpose of Agreement

    This Electronic Services Agreement (the "Agreement") covers the provision of online access for Franklin Templeton Shareholders by Templeton Global Advisors Limited ("TGAL") and to use information, products and Services available through the Franklin Templeton Middle East Web Site (the "Site"). Only Shareholders who agree to the terms of this Agreement (referred to from now on as "You") will be able to use the Site.

    Nothing in this Agreement should be construed as a solicitation or recommendation to buy or sell any products of Franklin Resources, Inc. and its associated subsidiaries and affiliates, including those products distributed by TGAL ("TGAL Products").

    Your consent to the terms of this Agreement

    If You agree to the content of this Agreement, You should click on the "Accept" button at the end of this Agreement to acknowledge Your consent and intention to be bound by these terms. By clicking on the "Accept" button, completing the registration process, obtaining a password, and using the Site, You indicate that You understand and intend this Agreement to be the legal equivalent of a signed, written contract, and equally binding, and that You will use the Site in a manner consistent with applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with the terms in this Agreement, as the same may be amended from time to time.

    You acknowledge that the information and any instructions related to the Site shall be available only in English.  Accessing your account information on the Site means sending and receiving personal financial information over the Internet. You are also authorising TGAL to act on instructions received by computer (including instructions received from commercial online services like AOL, T-Online, and the Internet) for any permitted actions related to your account access (including account maintenance actions) through the Site. All permitted actions related to your account access are subject to any terms, restrictions and policies stated in the prospectus of the respective fund and the relevant account application. 

    Nothing in this Agreement or on the Site shall be considered or form part of any offer for shares of any funds offered by Franklin Templeton Investments or an invitation to apply for shares of any such fund, and subscription for shares in any such fund can only be made on the basis of such funds’ current prospectus or other offering document. 

    What this Agreement allows You to do

    TGAL may make available services that allow You to look up certain account details through the Site relating to the shares in TGAL Products held by You ("Services").  You will not be able to transmit any subscription, redemption or exchange orders relating to any of the TGAL Products through the Site.

    TGAL may, at any time and for any reason, remove particular products from the list of TGAL Products and may vary or remove the Services which we make available to You under this Agreement.

    Term of this Agreement and Termination

    This Agreement may be terminated by TGAL or by You at any time by written notice or email to the other party. This Agreement will terminate automatically when Your account is closed or when You or TGAL fail to comply with the terms of this Agreement. TGAL reserves the right, without liability, at any time, to change any of the Services offered on this Web site or to deny or restrict Your access and to terminate this Agreement. TGAL reserves the right to deny access to the Services if you fail to type the correct User ID and/or Password three consecutive times. You may then be required to complete the registration process again for online access.

    Your responsibilities under this Agreement

    You shall be the only authorized user of the Services offered under this Agreement. You agree to keep confidential the data, information, or Services provided under this Agreement. You shall be responsible for the confidentiality and use of your passwords and other security data, methods and devices. You will be solely responsible for the use of any data, information, or Services obtained, using Your User IDs and Passwords. Any instructions communicated to TGAL through these means will be deemed to have been sent and authorized by You and shall be deemed to have been made at the time received by TGAL and in the form received except for instructions which have been erroneously generated, repeated, changed or otherwise affected by TGAL’s systems or otherwise under circumstances controlled by TGAL. You will notify TGAL immediately if You

    ·         receive a written acknowledgement after your initial registration, change of User ID or performance of certain account maintenance actions and this acknowledgement does not match your records;

    • become aware of any loss or theft of a User ID, Passwords or any other security codes;
    • become aware of any unauthorized use of a User ID, Password or any other security code;
    • fail to receive an accurate confirmation of a transaction within five working days of instructing an order;  
    • receive confirmation of an order that was not placed by You or on Your behalf, or any similarly inaccurate or conflicting report or information


    TGAL and other third party Information

    Certain information including last sale transaction data and other financial market data, third-party research and analysts' reports, opinions, price charts, news reports, and other information relating to TGAL Products or other products and securities in the market, may be made available from outside data sources. This information has been obtained through sources believed reliable but TGAL makes no representation with respect to, nor does it guarantee or endorse the accuracy, completeness, reliability or availability of, such information.

    No advice

    You agree and acknowledge that any information You receive pursuant to this Agreement is not intended to constitute investment, tax or legal advice. Reliance on content or information obtained from or through the Site is at Your sole risk.

    Limitation of liability

    Except in cases of breach of essential contractual duties under this Agreement, TGAL will not be liable for simple negligence.

    Moreover, TGAL will not be liable to You:

    ·         for any consequential, incidental, special or indirect damages (including but not limited to lost profits, trading losses and other damages) that result from inconvenience, delay or loss of the use of the electronic Services provided under this Agreement;

    • for any failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other Internet problems, viruses, errors, configuration problems or incompatibility of computer hardware or software failure or unavailability of Internet access, Internet service providers or other equipment or services relating to Your computer, intermediate computer or communications networks or facilities, data transmission facilities or Your telephone or telephone service, or unauthorised access, theft, operator errors, severe weather natural disasters or employment disputes;
    • for any damage to Your computer, software, modem, telephone or other property resulting from Your use of the electronic Services provided to You under this Agreement;
    • for any losses (including lost profits, trading losses or other damages) relating to Services or information provided to You under this Agreement including information which is inaccurate, incomplete, late, defective or unavailable; or
    • for any losses to you due to your delay in reporting any of the events in "Your Responsibilities under this Agreement".


    In no event will TGAL be liable to You for any loss or damages caused by force majeure, riot, war or natural events or due to other occurrences for which TGAL is not responsible (e.g. strike, lock-out, administrative acts of domestic or foreign high authorities).

    Security of the Internet

    You acknowledge that data, including e-mail, electronic communications and personal financial data, may be accessed by unauthorised third parties when communicated between You and TGAL using the Internet, other network communications facilities, telephone or any other electronic means. TGAL is not responsible for the security of information transmitted via the Internet, the accuracy of the information contained on the Site, or for the consequences of any reliance on such information.

    Data Protection

    TGAL might collect and store information gathered from Your online session. TGAL is entitled by You to share this information with and transmit to any affiliated company registered inside the European Community or in the United States of America. TGAL will use this data only for advice by dealers or for promotional services, to improve Your Web experience and to evaluate the site’s Services and features. You may revoke this consent to any collection, storage and transmission of data at any time with effect from Your revocation.

    Changes to this Agreement

    Any amendments of this Agreement will be notified to You. They shall be deemed to have been approved unless You object in writing within one month from the notification of the amendments. You might also agree explicitly, which includes click to accept approval

    Governing Law

    This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Bahamian law.  The Bahamian courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any disputes or claims which may arise out of or in connection with this Agreement for which purposes both parties agree to submit to its jurisdiction.
    Miscellaneous
    Should any provision in this Agreement become wholly or partially ineffective, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the Agreement. In place of the ineffective provision an appropriate regulation shall apply which – as far as it is legally possible – most closely reflects the intention of the parties concluding this Agreement.

     

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    Overeenkomst inzake elektronische dienstverlening aan aandeelhouders - Netherlands 

    Doel van de Overeenkomst

    Deze overeenkomst inzake elektronische dienstverlening aan aandeelhouders (de "Overeenkomst") van Franklin Templeton Investment Management Limited ("Franklin Templeton") is bedoeld om de aandeelhouders van Franklin Templeton online toegang te bieden tot de Nederlandse website van Franklin Templeton (de "Site") zodat zij gebruik kunnen maken van de informatie, producten en Diensten die via deze Site beschikbaar worden gesteld. Uitsluitend de aandeelhouders die met het bepaalde in deze Overeenkomst akkoord gaan (hierna te noemen: "U"), kunnen via de Site met Franklin Templeton zakendoen. Het bepaalde in deze Overeenkomst mag niet zodanig worden uitgelegd als zou het gaan om een uitnodiging of aanbeveling tot het kopen of verkopen van producten van Franklin Resources, Inc., haar dochtermaatschappijen of gelieerde ondernemingen ("Producten van Franklin Templeton").

    Uw instemming met het bepaalde in deze Overeenkomst
    Indien u met de inhoud van deze Overeenkomst instemt, dient u onderaan deze Overeenkomst op "Accept" te klikken ter bevestiging van uw instemming en om kenbaar te maken dat u zich aan het bepaalde in deze Overeenkomst gebonden acht. Door op "Accept" te klikken, de registratieprocedure te doorlopen, een wachtwoord te verkrijgen en van de Site gebruik te maken, geeft u aan dat u ermee bekend bent dat deze Overeenkomst het rechtsgeldige equivalent is van een ondertekende schriftelijke overeenkomst en evenzeer bindend is, alsmede dat u van de Site gebruik zult maken in overeenstemming met de toepasselijke wet- en regelgeving en conform het bepaalde in deze Overeenkomst, inclusief eventuele wijzigingen daarop.
    Wanneer u toegang wenst tot uw rekeninggegevens op onze Site, betekent dit dat persoonlijke financiële gegevens via internet worden verstuurd en ontvangen. Voorts verleent u Franklin Templeton machtiging om elektronisch ontvangen instructies (met inbegrip van instructies die via commerciële online-diensten, zoals AOL, T-Online en internet zijn ontvangen) voor het verrichten van toegestane handelingen in verband met de toegang tot uw rekening via deze Site (met inbegrip van accountonderhoud) uit te voeren. Op alle toegestane handelingen met betrekking tot de toegang tot uw rekening zijn de bepalingen, beperkingen en beleidsregels van toepassing die vermeld staan in het prospectus behorende bij uw fonds en het gebruik van uw rekening.

    De voordelen die deze Overeenkomst u biedt
    Franklin Templeton kan diensten aan u beschikbaar stellen waarmee u via de Site informatie kunt opvragen over de door u gehouden aandelen in Producten van Franklin Templeton ("Diensten").

    Franklin Templeton kan te allen tijde om welke reden dan ook bepaalde producten van de productlijst van Franklin Templeton verwijderen, wijzigingen aanbrengen in de Diensten die wij ingevolge deze Overeenkomst aan u beschikbaar stellen of deze Diensten stopzetten.

    Duur van deze Overeenkomst en beëindiging
    Deze Overeenkomst kan te allen tijde door Franklin Templeton of door u beëindigd worden middels een schriftelijke kennisgeving of e-mail aan de wederpartij. Deze Overeenkomst eindigt automatisch wanneer uw rekening wordt opgeheven of wanneer u of Franklin Templeton tekortschiet in de nakoming van het bepaalde in deze Overeenkomst. Franklin Templeton behoudt zich te allen tijde het recht voor om wijzigingen aan te brengen in de Diensten die via de Site worden aangeboden, om u toegang te weigeren of daaraan beperkingen te stellen dan wel om deze Overeenkomst te beëindigen zonder daarmee enige aansprakelijkheid op te lopen. Franklin Templeton behoudt zich het recht voor om u de toegang tot de Diensten te ontzeggen indien u drie keer achtereen de verkeerde gebruikers-ID en/of het verkeerde wachtwoord intypt. Het kan zijn dat u alsdan de gehele registratieprocedure opnieuw moet doorlopen om online toegang te verkrijgen.


    Uw verplichtingen uit hoofde van deze Overeenkomst
    U bent de enige geautoriseerde gebruiker van de Diensten die ingevolge deze Overeenkomst worden aangeboden. a U stemt ermee in om de ingevolge deze Overeenkomst verstrekte gegevens, informatie en Diensten geheim te houden. U bent verantwoordelijk voor de geheimhouding en het gebruik van uw wachtwoorden en overige beveiligingsgegevens, -methoden en –middelen. U bent als enige verantwoordelijk voor het gebruik van gegevens, informatie en Diensten die door middel van uw gebruikers-ID en wachtwoorden zijn verkregen. Via deze middelen aan Franklin Templeton gegeven instructies worden geacht door u te zijn verstuurd en akkoord bevonden en worden geacht te zijn gegeven op het moment waarop en in de vorm waarin de betreffende instructies door Franklin Templeton zijn ontvangen, tenzij sprake is van instructies die bij vergissing gegenereerd, herhaald, gewijzigd of anderszins beïnvloed zijn door de systemen van Franklin Templeton of anderszins onder omstandigheden tot stand zijn gekomen die binnen de macht van Franklin Templeton gelegen zijn. U dient onmiddellijk met Franklin Templeton contact op te nemen ingeval u

    ·         na uw eerste registratie, wijziging van uw gebruikers-ID of de uitvoering van bepaalde accountonderhoudswerkzaamheden een schriftelijke bevestiging ontvangt die niet met uw eigen administratie overeenkomt;

    ·         verlies of diefstal van een gebruikers-ID, wachtwoord of overige beveiligingscode constateert;

    ·         merkt dat zonder toestemming gebruik is gemaakt van een gebruikers-ID, wachtwoord of overige beveiligingscode;

    ·         niet binnen vijf werkdagen na het opgeven van een order een juiste bevestiging heeft ontvangen van de betreffende transactie;

    ·         een bevestiging heeft ontvangen van een order die niet door of namens u is opgegeven dan wel een soortgelijke onjuiste of tegenstrijdige rapportage of informatie heeft ontvangen.



    Informatie van Franklin Templeton en van derden
    Bepaalde informatie kan van externe bronnen afkomstig zijn, zoals gegevens over recente verkooptransacties en overige financiële marktgegevens, onderzoeks- en analyserapporten van derden, adviezen, koersgrafieken, nieuwsberichten en overige informatie met betrekking tot de Producten van Franklin Templeton en overige producten en effecten. Hoewel deze informatie afkomstig is uit betrouwbaar geachte bronnen, doet Franklin Templeton geen uitspraak en geeft zij garantie omtrent de juistheid, volledigheid, betrouwbaarheid of beschikbaarheid van die informatie.

    Geen advisering
    U gaat ermee akkoord en bent ermee bekend dat de informatie die u ingevolge deze Overeenkomst ontvangt, niet bedoeld is als beleggingsadvies of fiscaal of juridisch advies. Indien u zich op de inhoud of informatie baseert die u vanaf of via de Site heeft verkregen, doet u dit voor uw eigen risico.

    Beperking van aansprakelijkheid
    Behoudens in geval van een toerekenbare tekortkoming in de nakoming van wezenlijke contractuele verplichtingen uit hoofde van deze Overeenkomst is Franklin Templeton niet aansprakelijk voor eenvoudige nalatigheid (simple negligence).

    Behoudens in geval van opzettelijk wangedrag (wilful misconduct) of grove nalatigheid (gross negligence) zijdens Franklin Templeton is Franklin Templeton jegens u niet aansprakelijk:

    ·         voor indirecte of gevolgschade (consequential, incidental, special or indirect damages) (met inbegrip van maar niet beperkt tot winstderving, handelsverliezen en overige schade) voortvloeiende uit verlies, vertraging of ongemakken met betrekking tot het gebruik van de ingevolge deze Overeenkomst geleverde elektronische Diensten;

    ·         voor storingen in elektronische of mechanische apparatuur of communicatieverbindingen, telefonische of overige I problemen met internet, virussen, fouten, configuratieproblemen, incompatibiliteit van computerhardware, storingen in software, niet-beschikbaarheid van internet, internet service providers of overige apparatuur of diensten met betrekking tot uw computer, tussenliggende computer- of communicatienetwerken of –faciliteiten, faciliteiten voor gegevensoverdracht, telefoon of telefoonmaatschappij, dan wel voor ongeautoriseerde toegang, diefstal, gebruiksfouten, extreme weersomstandigheden, natuurrampen en arbeidsgeschillen;

    ·         voor schade aan uw computer, software, modem, telefoon of overige eigendommen als gevolg van het gebruik dat u maakt van de ingevolge deze Overeenkomst aan u geleverde elektronische Diensten;

    ·         voor schade (met inbegrip van winstderving, handelsverliezen of overige schade) in verband met de ingevolge deze Overeenkomst aan u geleverde Diensten of informatie, met inbegrip van onjuiste, onvolledige, niet tijdige, gebrekkige of niet beschikbare informatie; alsmede

    ·         voor schade die u lijdt als gevolg van het feit dat u niet tijdig melding heeft gemaakt van gebeurtenissen als bedoeld in "Uw verplichtingen uit hoofde van deze Overeenkomst".

    Franklin Templeton is jegens u nimmer aansprakelijk voor schade die veroorzaakt wordt door overmacht, rellen, oorlog of natuurverschijnselen of overige omstandigheden waarvoor Franklin Templeton niet verantwoordelijk is (b.v. stakingen, lockouts, administratieve maatregelen van hogere instanties in binnen- of buitenland).

    Internetbeveiliging
    U bent ermee bekend dat derden zonder toestemming toegang kunnen verkrijgen tot gegevens, met inbegrip van e-mails, elektronische communicatie en persoonlijke financiële gegevens, die over en weer tussen u en Franklin Templeton worden uitgewisseld viai nternet, telefonisch of via overige netwerkcommunicatiefaciliteiten of elektronische middelen. Franklin Templeton is niet verantwoordelijk voor de beveiliging van informatie die via internet verstuurd wordt, voor de juistheid van de informatie op de Site of voor de gevolgen van het gebruik van die informatie.

    Gegevensbescherming
    Franklin Templeton kan de gegevens die tijdens uw online-sessie worden ingevoerd, verzamelen en opslaan. U verleent Franklin Templeton het recht om deze gegevens uit te wisselen met en door te sturen aan gelieerde ondernemingen die in de Europese Unie en/of de Verenigde Staten zijn gevestigd. U verleent derden, zoals uw tussenpersoon, het recht toegang te krijgen tot uw gegevens. Franklin Templeton zal deze gegevens uitsluitend gebruiken voor het inwinnen van advies van dealers of voor promotionele activiteiten om uw internetgebruik te optimaliseren en de opzet van de Site en daarop aangeboden Diensten te evalueren. U kunt uw toestemming voor het verzamelen, opslaan en versturen van deze gegevens te allen tijde met onmiddellijke ingang intrekken.

    Wijzigingen in deze Overeenkomst
    U ontvangt bericht van eventuele wijzigingen in deze Overeenkomst. U wordt geacht met deze wijzigingen akkoord te zijn gegaan tenzij u binnen een maand na van de wijziging in kennis te zijn gesteld, een schriftelijk bezwaar indient. U kunt uw akkoord ook expliciet kenbaar maken, door op de betreffende knop te klikken.

    Toepasselijk recht en bevoegde rechter
    Op deze Overeenkomst is Nederlands recht van toepassing. De bevoegde rechter in Amsterdam is bij uitsluiting bevoegd om kennis te nemen van eventuele geschillen of vorderingen voortvloeiende uit of verbandhoudende met deze Overeenkomst. Partijen onderwerpen zich daartoe aan de bevoegdheid van bedoelde rechter.

    OverigeIngeval een of meer bepalingen in deze Overeenkomst al dan niet gedeeltelijk ongeldig blijken te zijn, blijven de overige bepalingen in deze Overeenkomst onverminderd van kracht. De ongeldige bepaling zal alsdan worden vervangen door een gepaste regeling die de intentie van partijen bij het aangaan van deze Overeenkomst – voor zover rechtens mogelijk – zoveel mogelijk benadert.

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    Shareholder Electronic Services Agreement - NRA

    Purpose of Agreement

    This Templeton Global Advisors Limited Electronic Services Agreement (the "Agreement") is designed by Templeton Global Advisors Limited ("TGAL") to provide an online access for Franklin Templeton Shareholders and to use information, products and Services available through the Franklin Templeton NRA Web Site (the "Site"). Only Shareholders who agree to the terms of this Agreement (referred to from now on as "You") will be able to conduct business with Templeton using the Site.

    Nothing in this Agreement should be construed as a solicitation or recommendation to buy or sell any products of Franklin Resources, Inc. and its associated subsidiaries and affiliates, including those products distributed by TGAL ("TGAL Products").

    Your consent to the terms of this Agreement

    If You agree to the content of this Agreement, You should click on the "Accept" button at the end of this Agreement to acknowledge Your consent and intention to be bound by these terms. By clicking on the "Accept" button, completing the registration process, obtaining a password, and using the Site, You indicate that You understand and intend this Agreement to be the legal equivalent of a signed, written contract, and equally binding, and that You will use the Site in a manner consistent with applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with the terms in this Agreement, as the same may be amended from time to time.
    Accessing your account information on our site means sending and receiving personal financial information over the Internet. You are also authorising TGAL to act on instructions received by computer (including instructions received from commercial online services like AOL, T-Online, and the Internet) for any permitted actions related to your account access (including account maintenance actions) through this Web site. All permitted actions related to your account access are subject to any terms, restrictions and policies in

    the prospectus for your fund and your account application.

    What this Agreement allows You to do

    TGAL may make available services that allow You to look up details through the Site of the shares in TGAL Products held by You ("Services").

    TGAL may, at any time and for any reason, remove particular products from the list of TGAL Products and may vary or remove the Services which we make available to You under this Agreement.

    Term of this Agreement and Termination

    This Agreement may be terminated by TGAL or by You at any time by written notice or email to the other party. This Agreement will terminate automatically when Your account is closed or when You or TGAL fail to comply with the terms of this Agreement. TGAL reserves the right, without liability, at any time, to change any of the Services offered on this Web site or to deny or restrict Your access and to terminate this Agreement. TGAL reserves the right to deny access to the Services if you fail to type the correct User ID and/or Password three consecutive times. You may then be required to complete the registration process again for online access.

    Your responsibilities under this Agreement

    You shall be the only authorized user of the Services offered under this agreement. You agree to keep confidential the data, information, or Services provided under this Agreement. You shall be responsible for the confidentiality and use of your passwords and other security data, methods and devices. You will be solely responsible for the use of any data, information, or Services obtained, using Your User IDs and Passwords. Any instructions communicated to TGAL through these means will be deemed to have been sent and authorized by You and shall be deemed to have been made at the time received by TGAL and in the form received except for instructions which have been erroneously generated, repeated, changed or otherwise affected by TGAL’s systems or otherwise under circumstances controlled by TGAL. You will notify TGAL immediately if You

    • receive a written acknowledgement after your initial registration, change of User ID or performance of certain account maintenance actions and this acknowledgement does not match your records;

    • become aware of any loss or theft of a User ID, Passwords or any other security codes;

    • become aware of any unauthorized use of a User ID, Password or any other security code;

    • fail to receive an accurate confirmation of a transaction within five working days of instructing an order;

    • receive confirmation of an order that was not placed by You or on Your behalf, or any similarly inaccurate or conflicting report or information



    TGAL and other third party Information

    Certain information including last sale transaction data and other financial market data, third-party research and analysts' reports, opinions, price charts, news reports, and other information relating to TGAL Products or other products and securities in the market, may be made available from outside data sources. This information has been obtained through sources believed reliable but TGAL makes no representation with respect to, nor does it guarantee or endorse the accuracy, completeness, reliability or availability of, such information.

    No advice

    You agree and acknowledge that any information You receive pursuant to this Agreement is not intended to constitute investment, tax or legal advice. Reliance on content or information obtained from or through the Site is at Your sole risk.

    Limitation of liability

    Except in cases of breach of essential contractual duties under this Agreement, TGAL will not be liable for simple negligence.

    Except in cases of wilful misconduct or gross negligence by TGAL, TGAL will not be liable to You:

    • for any consequential, incidental, special or indirect damages (including but not limited to lost profits, trading losses and other damages) that result from inconvenience, delay or loss of the use of the electronic Services provided under this Agreement;

    • for any failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other Internet problems, viruses, errors, configuration problems or incompatibility of computer hardware or software failure or unavailability of Internet access, Internet service providers or other equipment or services relating to Your computer, intermediate computer or communications networks or facilities, data transmission facilities or Your telephone or telephone service, or unauthorised access, theft, operator errors, severe weather natural disasters or employment disputes;

    • for any damage to Your computer, software, modem, telephone or other property resulting from Your use of the electronic Services provided to You under this Agreement; and

    • for any losses (including lost profits, trading losses or other damages) relating to Services or information provided to You under this Agreement including information which is inaccurate, incomplete, late, defective or unavailable;

    • for any losses to you due to your delay in reporting any of the events in "Your Responsibilities under this Agreement".


    In no event will TGAL be liable to You for any loss or damages caused by force majeure, riot, war or natural events or due to other occurrences for which TGAL is not responsible (e.g. strike, lock-out, administrative acts of domestic or foreign high authorities).

    Security of the Internet

    You acknowledge that data, including e-mail, electronic communications and personal financial data, may be accessed by unauthorised third parties when communicated between You and TGAL using the Internet, other network communications facilities, telephone or any other electronic means. TGAL is not responsible for the security of information transmitted via the Internet, the accuracy of the information contained on the Site, or for the consequences of any reliance on such information.

    Data Protection

    TGAL might collect and store information gathered from Your online session. TGAL is entitled by You to share this information with and transmit to any affiliated company registered inside the European Community or in the United States of America. TGAL will use this data only for advice by dealers or for promotional services, to improve Your Web experience and to evaluate the site’s Services and features. You may revoke this consent to any collection, storage and transmission of data at any time with effect from Your revocation.

    Changes to this Agreement

    Any amendments of this Agreement will be notified to You. They shall be deemed to have been approved unless You object in writing within one month from the notification of the amendments. You might also agree explicitly, which includes click to accept approval

    Governing Law

    This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Bahamian law.

    Miscellaneous
    Should any provision in this Agreement become wholly or partially ineffective, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the Agreement. In place of the ineffective provision an appropriate regulation shall apply which – as far as it is legally possible – most closely reflects the intention of the parties concluding this Agreement.

     

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    Shareholder Electronic Services Agreement - Singapore

     

    Purpose of Agreement

    The Franklin Templeton Investments Electronic Services Agreement ("Agreement") is designed by Templeton Asset Management Ltd to provide an online access for you as a unitholder of Franklin Templeton Funds and to use information, products and Electronic Services available through the Singapore Franklin Templeton website.  Only unitholders who agree to the terms of this Agreement will be able to conduct business with Franklin Templeton using our site.

    Nothing in this Agreement should be construed as a solicitation or recommendation to buy or sell any products of Franklin Templeton Investments.  Any information you receive pursuant to this Agreement is not intended to constitute investment, tax or legal advice.  Reliance on content or information obtained or through our site is at your sole risk.

    1.  Your authorization and consent to electronic services.  By clicking "Accept" below to indicate your consent to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you're authorizing Franklin Templeton Investments, and the Franklin Templeton Funds and their agents, to act on electronic instructions received in connection with our providing electronic access to your Account(s), including viewing your Account and conducting transactions (where applicable).  You are the only authorized user of the services under this Agreement. 

    By clicking "Accept" below, completing the registration process, obtaining sign-on password ("Password"), and using our site, you indicate that you understand and intend this Agreement to be the legal equivalent of a signed, written contract, and equally binding, and that you will use the site in a manner consistent with applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with the terms in this Agreement, as the same may be amended from time to time.

    2. Keep your security information confidential and enter your instructions accurately. Your user name, Password and other security information are confidential, so keep them secure. Also, please type carefully when using the Electronic Services because you are responsible for accurately entering all data to perform a transaction and for verifying all instructions and information. You agree that we do not have a duty to question information or instructions you give to us under this Agreement, and that we are entitled to treat as authorized, and act upon, any such information or instructions you submit to us. Provided that Franklin Templeton follows reasonable security procedures and acts on information or instructions we reasonably believe are genuine, we will not be responsible for any expenses or losses that may occur from unauthorized requests.

    3.  Written Confirmations and receipts, and your obligations.   Where the relevant Electronic Services are made available to you under our website, we'll send a written Confirmation to your postal address of record (or to your email address if you are enrolled in our electronic delivery program) promptly after each electronic purchase, sale, or switching request for your Account has been executed, if applicable.  There may be exceptions for how we send you the written Confirmation depending on the type of funds transaction and circumstances

     As part of our security procedures, we'll send you a written acknowledgement, either to your postal address of record or to the email address you've provided to us, after you initially register, change your Password, change your address of record, or change other personal or any other financial information.

    You agree to be responsible for reviewing all of your Franklin Templeton Account statements you receive in order to verify the accuracy of the information, including all electronic transactions, if applicable.  You also agree to notify us promptly of any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions in such Franklin Templeton Account statements.

    You further agree to contact us immediately where the relevant Electronic Services are made available to you and if:

    ·         you didn’t receive an online verification with reference number at the time you submitted your purchase, sale, or switching request, or

    ·         you haven’t received a written Confirmation within a reasonable time after your purchase, sale, or switching request, or

    ·         the Confirmation doesn’t match your records, or is for a purchase, sale, or switching you didn’t request, or

    ·         the acknowledgement doesn’t match your records, or is for an action you didn’t request, or

    ·         you believe someone has obtained unauthorized access to your Account or Password.

    4.  Other relevant conditions.  Your right to participate in the Electronic Services, particularly access to your Account, is subject to any terms, restrictions, policies, sales charges and fees in the prospectus and statement of additional information (as amended from time to time) for your fund, your Account application, and our site’s Terms of Use.  Further, the Terms of Use that are posted on our website (as amended from time to time by posting changes on our website) are legally made a part of this Agreement (incorporated by reference).  You also agree that before you purchase or switch units of any fund (where applicable), you will have received and read the current prospectus for the fund you are purchasing, or the current prospectus for the funds you are switching out of and into.

    5. Privacy.  Consistent with our Privacy Policy, which may be posted on our site, Franklin Templeton Investments might collect and store information ("Data") gathered from your participation in the Electronic Services to improve your user experience, to evaluate the site's services and features, and/or as part of our security procedures.  Franklin Templeton is authorised by you to share this Data with and transmit this Data to any companies that are the Franklin Templeton Investments corporate group of companies located within or outside Singapore.  You have the right to request Franklin Templeton for access to and/or correction of your Data by writing to Templeton Asset Management Ltd, 7 Temasek Boulevard, #38-03 Suntec Tower One, Singapore 038987.  If you do not wish to receive any marketing or other information relating to Franklin Templeton Funds and services offered by Franklin Templeton Investments, you are entitled to request that they cease, without charge, to use your Data for these purposes by informing Franklin Templeton at the address given above.   

    6.  No Warranties. 

    We take all reasonable measures to ensure the site, the material on the site and the Electronic services are as accurate and timely as possible and that disruptions of service are minimal.  but Franklin Templeton Investments makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the uninterrupted availability of the electronic services, including this site or the services or information on it.  FranklinTtempleton Investments expressly disclaims any and all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.  participating in the electronic services involves sending and receiving personal financial information over the internet, and potentially other electronic networks and there may be certain associated risks.  on rare occasions problems may arise, such as emails failing to transmit, links failing to function Properly or a system failure at your electronic service provider.  It's important that you make sure you're comfortable with the efforts of Franklin Templeton Investments to safeguard your account information.  however, even with the security we have in place, Franklin Templeton Investments cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any information transmitted over the internet or other electronic networks.  You assume the entire risk related to your participation in the electronic services.

    7.  Limitation of liability.  In no event will Franklin Templeton or the Franklin Templeton Funds be liable to you for any special, direct, indirect, consequential or incidental damages even if you have advised them of such possibility.  You acknowledge that this limitation of liability was a significant factor in Franklin Templeton’s providing these services at no cost to you and therefore you agree to accept this allocation of risk between you and Franklin Templeton.

    8.  No fees for site use.  Franklin Templeton Investments does not charge you any fees for participating in the Electronic Services, but you may incur Internet access or other related charges from third parties, such as your electronic service provider.

    9.  Hardware and software needed.  To participate in the Electronic Services, including electronically accessing your account, you will need the computer hardware and software described in our website’s Help area, including a printer with graphics capabilities.  Some documents, such as fund prospectuses and reports, may be available online only in PDF ("Portable Document Format").  To view a PDF, you’ll need Adobe Acrobat â Reader (version 3.01 pr higher) which your browser may already provide or which you may download free from Adobe’s website at www.adobe.com.  If you need technical assistance, you may contact our Online Services Department at the number listed in our site’s Help area.   Downloading time will depend on your Internet connection, and may be slow. Before agreeing to participate in the Electronic Services,  you may first want to test your connection to our website and your viewing, downloading, or printing experience.   By clicking "Accept," below, you represent that you have the necessary computer hardware and software to access your Account and to view, download and print any documents, information or services you elect to access under this Agreement.  This representation will continue throughout the term of this Agreement, unless you notify us otherwise.

    10. Not all accounts or all Franklin Templeton Funds can participate.   Depending on your specific situation, some exceptions to the Electronic Services may apply.  For example, trust or business accounts or retirement plans for which Franklin Templeton Investments is not the trustee, sponsor or record keeper currently cannot electronically access their Accounts (although this may change).

    11. Service or Agreement changes.   Franklin Templeton may change the Electronic Services we offer on our website at any time and without prior notice.  We may also amend the terms of this Agreement at any time without prior notice to you.  All changes will be effective upon the posting of the revised Agreement.

    12.  Service or Agreement cancellation.   You may cancel your participation in the Electronic Services and revoke your agreement to these terms at any time, by contacting a Franklin Templeton Investments representative at a number listed in our site’s Help area.  Your cancellation will be effective within a reasonable period of time after we receive it .

    This Agreement may be terminated by Franklin Templeton or by you at any time by written notice or by email to the other party. This Agreement will terminate automatically when your Account is closed or when you or Franklin Templeton fail to comply with the terms of this Agreement.  Franklin Templeton Investments may discontinue the Electronic Services we offer at any time and without prior notice. We may also cancel this Agreement, your access to our site, or your right to participate in the Electronic Services, in whole or in part, at any time without notice to you. You understand that this Agreement and your consent will be effective indefinitely, until you cancel it or until we cancel it.

    13.  Your authority to accept this Agreement. You agree represent and warrant that you have full authority to accept this Agreement on behalf of each joint owner or tenant-in-common (or co-trustee) on your Account(s).  You also agree that each joint owner or tenant-in-common (or co-trustee) has full authority to act individually in all matters relating to these Electronic Services.  Liability on joint accounts shall be joint and several and shall be binding on each owner’s heirs, successors and assigns.

    14.  Indemnification.  You agree to make Franklin Templeton Investments and the Franklin Templeton Funds whole for any and all claims, losses, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising from any use of these Electronic Services or your violation of this Agreement.  These indemnification obligations will survive the termination of this Agreement.

    15.  Governing law.  If any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, the other provisions will remain in full force and effect.  This Agreement will be governed and interpreted under the laws of the Republic of Singapore. The courts of the Republic of Singapore shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction to settle any disputes or claims which may arise out of or in connection with this Agreement.

    16.  Waivers and assignments.  We may waive any term of this Agreement at any time, but such waiver shall not be deemed a waiver of the term in the future.  You may not assign this Agreement to anyone else.  In our discretion, however, we may assign this Agreement or delegate its rights and responsibilities to any third party.

    17.  Defined names as used in this Agreement.  Each term below is a defined term for use in this Agreement, and it may be used collectively or individually as the context may require.

    ·         "Account(s)" refers to only those Franklin Templeton Funds account(s) registered under your name and NRIC number, including future accounts.

    ·         "Electronic Services" refers to the transmission of information through the franklintempleton.com.sg website regarding Accounts for units of certain Franklin Templeton Funds, and the services that allow you to look up details through our website, and information and instructions relating to such Accounts, as well as other general, financial and mutual fund information and services.  Additional features may be made available on terms that modify or supplement this Agreement.

    ·         "Franklin Templeton" or "Franklin Templeton Investments" means Franklin Resources, Inc. and/or its associated subsidiaries and affiliates that are the Franklin Templeton Investments corporate group of companies, including Templeton Asset Management Ltd.

    ·        "Franklin Templeton Funds" means the collective investment schemes and/or investment companies managed or advised or underwritten by Franklin Templeton Investments or its affiliates, and held out as related companies, where applicable.

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    Shareholder Electronic Services Agreement - Slovakia
     

    Purpose of Agreement

    The Franklin Templeton Electronic Services Agreement (the "Agreement") is designed by Franklin Templeton Investment Services GmbH ("Franklin Templeton")

    Mainzer Landstraße 16, 60325 Frankfurt
    (Postfach 11 18 03, 60053 Frankfurt)
    Tel. 0 69/2 72 23-272
    Fax. 0 69/2 72 23-120
    info@franklintempleton.de
    registered in the “Handelsregister B des Amtsgerichts Frankfurt am Main”, registration number HRB 38981
    supervisory authority: authorisation under § 34f Abs. 1 S. 1 GewO granted by IHK Frankfurt am Main. Enrolled in Finanzanlagenvermittler-Register under Nr. D-F-125-TMX1-08

    to provide an online access for Franklin Templeton Shareholders and to use information, products and Services available through the German Franklin Templeton Web Site (the "Site"). Only Shareholders who agree to the terms of this Agreement (referred to from now on as "You") will be able to conduct business with Franklin Templeton using the Site.

    Nothing in this Agreement should be construed as a solicitation or recommendation to buy or sell any products of Franklin Resources, Inc. and its associated subsidiaries and affiliates ("Franklin Templeton Products").

    Your consent to the terms of this Agreement

    If You agree to the content of this Agreement and to be bound by the terms hereof, You should return to Franklin Templeton a signed confirmation of your receipt and acceptance of the Agreement (which shall form an inseparable part of the Agreement) in response to the cover letter signed by Franklin Templeton containing the hard copy of this Agreement (the cover letter shall form an inseparable part of the Agreement). The Agreement shall be concluded and become binding upon the parties thereto upon Your delivery to Franklin Templeton of the signed confirmation of the receipt and acceptance of the Agreement.

    During your registration at the Site, You may be required to click on the “Accept” button to acknowledge a generic online version of the Agreement; this action and the online version of the Agreement currently constitute unavoidable technical features of the Site. However, they are irrelevant for the establishment and/or governance of the contractual relationship between You and Franklin Templeton concerning the Services (as defined below) and they are not intended to and shall not produce any legal effects vis-à-vis You and/or Franklin Templeton. The contractual relationship between You and Franklin Templeton is exclusively established and governed by the Agreement concluded in the manner set out in the previous paragraph. The only binding version of the Agreement is the hard copy of the Agreement, as the same may be amended from time to time, that was delivered to You by Franklin Templeton together with the cover letter signed by Franklin Templeton and the receipt and acceptance of which was confirmed by You in writing and delivered to Franklin Templeton in the manner envisaged above.

    By entering into this Agreement, completing the registration process, obtaining a password, and using the Site, You indicate that You will use the Site in a manner consistent with applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with the terms in this Agreement, as the same may be amended from time to time.

    Accessing your account information on our Site means sending and receiving personal financial information over the Internet. You are also authorising Franklin Templeton to act on instructions received by computer (including instructions received from commercial online services like AOL, T-Online, and the Internet) for any permitted actions related to your account access (including account maintenance actions) through the Site. All permitted actions related to your account access are subject to any terms, restrictions and policies in the prospectus for your fund and your account application.  

    What this Agreement allows You to do

    Franklin Templeton may make available services that allow you to look up details through the Site of the shares in Franklin Templeton Products held by you ("Services").

    Franklin Templeton may, at any time and for any reason, remove particular products from the list of Franklin Templeton Products and may, subject to the terms of the Agreement, vary or remove the Services which we make available to You under this Agreement.

    The Services are provided by Franklin Templeton to You hereunder without any consideration and You are not obligated to reimburse Franklin Templeton for any costs incurred by Franklin Templeton hereunder, including any additional long distance communication costs.

    Franklin Templeton will confirm the conclusion of the Agreement in an e-mail sent to You without undue delay following the receipt of your confirmation of the acceptance of the Agreement by Franklin Templeton as envisaged in this Agreement above.

    You may submit a query, reclamation or a complaint concerning the Services provided by Franklin Templeton by means set out on and available through the Site. You may also submit a written complaint or reclamation concerning the Services provided by Franklin Templeton at the address of the seat of Franklin Templeton set out in this Agreement above.

    Term of this Agreement and Termination

    This Agreement may be terminated by Franklin Templeton or by you at any time by written notice or email to the other party. This Agreement will terminate automatically when your account is closed or when you or Franklin Templeton fail to comply with the terms of this Agreement. Franklin Templeton reserves the right, without liability, at any time, to change any of the Services offered on this Web site or to deny or restrict your access and to terminate this Agreement. Franklin Templeton reserves the right to deny access to the Services if you fail to type the correct User ID and/or Password three consecutive times. You may then be required to complete the registration process again for online access.

    You are entitled to withdraw from this Agreement, without reason and sanction, within a period of fourteen (14) days from later of: the conclusion hereof and provision of an access to the Services, but in no case after you commence to use the Services hereunder.

    Your responsibilities under this Agreement

    You shall be the only authorized user of the Services offered under this Agreement. You agree to keep confidential the data, information, or Services provided under this Agreement. You shall be responsible for the confidentiality and use of your passwords and other security data, methods and devices. You will be solely responsible for the use of any data, information, or Services obtained, using Your User IDs and Passwords. Any instruction communicated to Franklin Templeton through these means will be deemed to have been sent and authorized by You and shall be deemed to have been made at the time received by Franklin Templeton and in the form received except for an instruction which has been erroneously generated, repeated, changed or otherwise affected by Franklin Templeton’s systems or otherwise under circumstances controlled by Franklin Templeton or where there were apparent serious reasons to believe by Franklin Templeton that the instruction was made by an unauthorized person. You will notify Franklin Templeton immediately if You

  • receive a written acknowledgement after your initial registration, change of User ID or performance of certain account maintenance actions and this acknowledgement does not match your records;
  • become aware of any loss or theft of a User ID, Passwords or any other security codes;
  • become aware of any unauthorized use of a User ID, Password or any other security code;
  • fail to receive an accurate confirmation of a transaction within five working days of instructing an order;   
  • receive confirmation of an order that was not placed by you or on your behalf, or any similarly inaccurate or conflicting report or information.
  • Franklin Templeton and other third party Information

    Certain information including last sale transaction data and other financial market data, third-party research and analysts' reports, opinions, price charts, news reports, and other information relating to Franklin Templeton Products or other products and securities in the market, may be made available from outside data sources. This information has been obtained through sources believed reliable but Franklin Templeton makes no representation with respect to, nor does it guarantee or endorse the accuracy, completeness, reliability or availability of, such information.

    No advice

    You agree and acknowledge that any information you receive pursuant to this Agreement is not intended to constitute investment, tax or legal advice. Reliance on content or information obtained from or through the Site is at your sole risk.

    Limitation of liability

    Except in cases of breach of essential contractual duties under this Agreement, Franklin Templeton will not be liable for simple negligence.
    Except in cases of willful misconduct or gross negligence by Franklin Templeton, Franklin Templeton will not be liable to you:

  • for any consequential, incidental, special or indirect damages (including but not limited to lost profits, trading losses and other damages) that result from inconvenience, delay or loss of the use of the electronic Services provided under this Agreement;
  • for any failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other Internet problems, viruses, errors, configuration problems or incompatibility of computer hardware or software failure or unavailability of Internet access, Internet service providers or other equipment or services relating to your computer, intermediate computer or communications networks or facilities, data transmission facilities or your telephone or telephone service, or unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, severe weather natural disasters or employment disputes;
  • for any damage to your computer, software, modem, telephone or other property resulting from your use of the electronic Services provided to you under this Agreement;
  • for any losses (including lost profits, trading losses or other damages) relating to Services or information provided to you under this Agreement including information which is inaccurate, incomplete, late, defective or unavailable; and
  • for any losses to you due to your delay in reporting any of the events in "Your Responsibilities under this Agreement".
  • In no event will Franklin Templeton be liable to you for any loss or damages caused by force majeure, riot, war or natural events or due to other occurrences for which Franklin Templeton is not responsible (e.g. strike, lock-out, administrative acts of domestic or foreign high authorities).

    Security of the Internet

    You acknowledge that data, including e-mail, electronic communications and personal financial data, may be accessed by unauthorized third parties when communicated between you and Franklin Templeton using the Internet, other network communications facilities, telephone or any other electronic means. Franklin Templeton is not responsible for the security of information transmitted via the Internet, the accuracy of the information contained on the Site, or for the consequences of any reliance on such information.

    Data Protection

    Franklin Templeton might collect and store information gathered from your online session. Franklin Templeton is entitled by you to share this information with and transmit to any affiliated company registered inside the European Community or in the United States of America. Franklin Templeton will use this data only for advice by dealers or for promotional services, to improve your Web experience and to evaluate the site’s Services and features. You may revoke this consent to any collection, storage and transmission of data at any time with effect from your revocation.

    Changes to this Agreement

    Any amendments of this Agreement, such as, without limitation, due to changes of business policy, amendments to relevant laws, changes in the technical or marketing conditions for the provision of the Services or improvement, simplification or expansion of the provision of the Services, will be notified to You. They shall be deemed to have been approved unless You object in writing within one month from the notification of the amendments. You might also agree explicitly, which includes sending the written consent to the proposed amendment to the Agreement to Franklin Templeton [or clicking to accept approval].

    Language and Governing Law

    This Agreement is drawn up in the English language and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with German law.

    The parties concluding this Agreement agree that their communication in respect of the Agreement, its contractual terms and conditions and information provided thereunder may be made in the English language or other language agreed between the parties.

    Miscellaneous

    Should any provision in this Agreement become wholly or partially ineffective, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the Agreement. In place of the ineffective provision an appropriate regulation shall apply which – as far as it is legally possible – most closely reflects the intention of the parties concluding this Agreement.

     

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    Shareholder Electronic Services Agreement - South Africa
     

    Purpose of Agreement

    The Franklin Templeton Electronic Services Agreement (the "Agreement") is designed by Franklin Templeton International Services S.A.("Franklin Templeton") to provide an online access for Franklin Templeton Shareholders and to use information, products and Services available through the Franklin Templeton Luxembourg Web Site (the "Site"). Only Shareholders who agree to the terms of this Agreement (referred to from now on as "You") will be able to conduct business with Franklin Templeton using the Site.

    Nothing in this Agreement should be construed as a solicitation or recommendation to buy or sell any products of Franklin Resources, Inc. and its associated subsidiaries and affiliates ("Franklin Templeton Products").

    Your consent to the terms of this Agreement
    If You agree to the content of this Agreement, You should click on the "Accept" button at the end of this Agreement to acknowledge Your consent and intention to be bound by these terms. By clicking on the "Accept" button, completing the registration process, obtaining a password, and using the Site, You indicate that You understand and intend this Agreement to be the legal equivalent of a signed, written contract, and equally binding, and that You will use the Site in a manner consistent with applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with the terms in this Agreement, as the same may be amended from time to time.
    Accessing your account information on our site means sending and receiving personal financial information over the Internet. You are also authorising Franklin Templeton to act on instructions received by computer (including instructions received from commercial online services like AOL, T-Online, and the Internet) for any permitted actions related to your account access (including account maintenance actions) through this Web site. All permitted actions related to your account access are subject to any terms, restrictions and policies in the prospectus for your fund and your account application.

    What this Agreement allows You to do
    Franklin Templeton may make available services that allow You to look up details through the Site of the shares in Franklin Templeton Products held by You ("Services").

    Franklin Templeton may, at any time and for any reason, remove particular products from the list of Franklin Templeton Products and may vary or remove the Services which we make available to You under this Agreement.

    Term of this Agreement and Termination
    This Agreement may be terminated by Franklin Templeton or by You at any time by written notice or email to the other party. This Agreement will terminate automatically when Your account is closed or when You or Franklin Templeton fail to comply with the terms of this Agreement. Franklin Templeton reserves the right, without liability, at any time, to change any of the Services offered on this Web site or to deny or restrict Your access and to terminate this Agreement. Franklin Templeton reserves the right to deny access to the Services if you fail to type the correct User ID and/or Password three consecutive times. You may then be required to complete the registration process again for online access.

    Your responsibilities under this Agreement
    You shall be the only authorized user of the Services offered under this agreement. You agree to keep confidential the data, information, or Services provided under this Agreement. You shall be responsible for the confidentiality and use of your passwords and other security data, methods and devices. You will be solely responsible for the use of any data, information, or Services obtained, using Your User IDs and Passwords. Any instructions communicated to Franklin Templeton through these means will be deemed to have been sent and authorized by You and shall be deemed to have been made at the time received by Franklin Templeton and in the form received except for instructions which have been erroneously generated, repeated, changed or otherwise affected by Franklin Templeton’s systems or otherwise under circumstances controlled by Franklin Templeton. You will notify Franklin Templeton immediately if You

    ·         receive a written acknowledgement after your initial registration, change of User ID or performance of certain account maintenance actions and this acknowledgement does not match your records;

    ·         become aware of any loss or theft of a User ID, Passwords or any other security codes;

    ·         become aware of any unauthorized use of a User ID, Password or any other security code;

    ·         fail to receive an accurate confirmation of a transaction within five working days of instructing an order;

    ·         receive confirmation of an order that was not placed by You or on Your behalf, or any similarly inaccurate or conflicting report or information



    Franklin Templeton and other third party Information
    Certain information including last sale transaction data and other financial market data, third-party research and analysts' reports, opinions, price charts, news reports, and other information relating to Franklin Templeton Products or other products and securities in the market, may be made available from outside data sources. This information has been obtained through sources believed reliable but Franklin Templeton makes no representation with respect to, nor does it guarantee or endorse the accuracy, completeness, reliability or availability of, such information.

    No advice
    You agree and acknowledge that any information You receive pursuant to this Agreement is not intended to constitute investment, tax or legal advice. Reliance on content or information obtained from or through the Site is at Your sole risk.

    Limitation of liability
    Except in cases of breach of essential contractual duties under this Agreement, Franklin Templeton will not be liable for simple negligence.

    Except in cases of wilful misconduct or gross negligence by Franklin Templeton, Franklin Templeton will not be liable to You:

    ·         for any consequential, incidental, special or indirect damages (including but not limited to lost profits, trading losses and other damages) that result from inconvenience, delay or loss of the use of the electronic Services provided under this Agreement;

    ·         for any failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other Internet problems, viruses, errors, configuration problems or incompatibility of computer hardware or software failure or unavailability of Internet access, Internet service providers or other equipment or services relating to Your computer, intermediate computer or communications networks or facilities, data transmission facilities or Your telephone or telephone service, or unauthorised access, theft, operator errors, severe weather natural disasters or employment disputes;

    ·         for any damage to Your computer, software, modem, telephone or other property resulting from Your use of the electronic Services provided to You under this Agreement; and

    ·         for any losses (including lost profits, trading losses or other damages) relating to Services or information provided to You under this Agreement including information which is inaccurate, incomplete, late, defective or unavailable;

    ·         for any losses to you due to your delay in reporting any of the events in "Your Responsibilities under this Agreement".


    In no event will Franklin Templeton be liable to You for any loss or damages caused by force majeure, riot, war or natural events or due to other occurrences for which Franklin Templeton is not responsible (e.g. strike, lock-out, administrative acts of domestic or foreign high authorities).

    Security of the Internet
    You acknowledge that data, including e-mail, electronic communications and personal financial data, may be accessed by unauthorised third parties when communicated between You and Franklin Templeton using the Internet, other network communications facilities, telephone or any other electronic means. Franklin Templeton is not responsible for the security of information transmitted via the Internet, the accuracy of the information contained on the Site, or for the consequences of any reliance on such information.

    Data Protection
    Franklin Templeton might collect and store information gathered from Your online session. Franklin Templeton is entitled by You to share this information with and transmit to any affiliated company registered inside the European Community or in the United States of America. Franklin Templeton will use this data only for advice by dealers or for promotional services, to improve Your Web experience and to evaluate the site’s Services and features. You may revoke this consent to any collection, storage and transmission of data at any time with effect from Your revocation.

    Changes to this Agreement
    Any amendments of this Agreement will be notified to You. They shall be deemed to have been approved unless You object in writing within one month from the notification of the amendments. You might also agree explicitly, which includes click to accept approval

    Governing Law
    This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Luxembourg law.

    Miscellaneous
    Should any provision in this Agreement become wholly or partially ineffective, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the Agreement. In place of the ineffective provision an appropriate regulation shall apply which – as far as it is legally possible – most closely reflects the intention of the parties concluding this Agreement. It is expressly understood, that Franklin Templeton may assign any of its rights and obligations under this Agreement to any of its affiliates at any time without your prior consent.

       

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    Shareholder Electronic Services Agreement - Spain (English Language)

    Purpose of Agreement

    The Electronic Services Shareholder Agreement (the "Agreement") is designed by Franklin Templeton Investment Management Limited, Spanish branch ("Franklin Templeton") to provide an online access for Franklin Templeton Shareholders and to use information, products and Services available through the Spanish Franklin Templeton Web Site (the "Site"). Only Shareholders who agree to the terms of this Agreement (referred to from now on as "You") will be able to conduct business with Franklin Templeton using the Site.

    Nothing in this Agreement should be construed as a solicitation or recommendation to buy or sell any products of Franklin Resources, Inc. and its associated subsidiaries and affiliates ("Franklin Templeton Products").

    Your consent to the terms of this Agreement
    If You agree to the content of this Agreement, You should click on the "Accept" button at the end of this Agreement to acknowledge Your consent and intention to be bound by these terms. By clicking on the "Accept" button, completing the registration process, obtaining a password, and using the Site, You indicate that You understand and intend this Agreement to be the legal equivalent of a signed, written contract, You will be bound by all the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and that You will use the Site in a manner consistent with applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with the terms in this Agreement, as the same may be amended from time to time.
    Accessing Your account information on our Site means sending and receiving personal financial information over the internet. You are also authorising Franklin Templeton to act on instructions received by computer (including instructions received from commercial online services like AOL, T-Online, and the internet) for any permitted actions related to Your account access (including account maintenance actions) through this  Site. All actions permitted in relation to access to Your account are subject to the terms, restrictions and policies contained in the prospectus for Your fund (as registered at any time in your jurisdiction) and Your account application.

    What this Agreement allows You to do
    Franklin Templeton may make available services that allow You to look up details through the Site of the shares in Franklin Templeton Products held by You ("Services").

    Franklin Templeton may, at any time and for any reason, remove particular products from the list of Franklin Templeton Products and may vary or remove the Services which we make available to You under this Agreement.

    Term of this Agreement and Termination
    This Agreement may be terminated by Franklin Templeton or by You at any time by written notice or email to the other party. This Agreement will terminate automatically when Your account is closed or when You or Franklin Templeton fail to comply with the terms of this Agreement. Franklin Templeton reserves the right, without liability, at any time, to change any of the Services offered on this Site or to deny or restrict Your access and to terminate this Agreement. Franklin Templeton reserves the right to deny access to the Services if You fail to type the correct user ID and/or password three consecutive times. You may then be required to complete the registration process again for online access.

    Your responsibilities under this Agreement
    You shall be the only authorized user of the Services offered under this Agreement. You agree to keep confidential the data, information, or Services provided under this Agreement. You shall be responsible for the confidentiality and use of Your passwords and other security data, methods and devices. You will be solely responsible for the use of any data, information, or Services obtained, using Your user IDs and passwords. Any instructions communicated to Franklin Templeton through these means will be deemed to have been sent and authorized by You and shall be deemed to have been made at the time received by Franklin Templeton and in the form received except for instructions which have been erroneously generated, repeated, changed or otherwise affected by Franklin Templeton’s systems or otherwise under circumstances controlled by Franklin Templeton. You will notify Franklin Templeton immediately if You

    ·         receive a written acknowledgement after Your initial registration, change of user ID or performance of certain account maintenance actions and this acknowledgement does not match Your records;

    ·         become aware of any loss or theft of a user ID, passwords or any other security codes;

    ·         become aware of any unauthorized use of a user ID, password or any other security code;

    ·         fail to receive an accurate confirmation of a transaction within five working days of instructing a subscription or redemption order placed according to the procedure established in the prospectus of Your fund (as registered at any time in your jurisdiction);

    ·         receive confirmation of a subscription or redemption order that was not placed by You or on Your behalf, or any similarly inaccurate or conflicting report or information

    Franklin Templeton and other third party Information
    Certain information including last sale transaction data and other financial market data, third-party research and analysts' reports, opinions, price charts, news reports, and other information relating to Franklin Templeton Products or other products and securities in the market, may be made available from outside data sources. This information has been obtained through sources believed reliable but Franklin Templeton makes no representation with respect to, nor does it guarantee or endorse the accuracy, completeness, reliability or availability of, such information.

    No advice
    You agree and acknowledge that any information You receive pursuant to this Agreement is not intended to constitute investment, tax or legal advice. Reliance on content or information obtained from or through the Site is at Your sole risk.

    Contractual Liability

    Franklin Templeton shall only be liable for those damages caused directly by any acts or omissions of Franklin Templeton.  In no case shall Franklin Templeton be liable to you for any damages caused by acts or omissions by third parties.

    In no event shall Franklin Templeton be liable to You for any loss or damages caused by force majeure, riot, war or natural events due to other occurrences for which Franklin Templeton is not responsible (e.g. strike, lock-out, administrative acts or domestic or foreign authorities).


    Security of the Internet
    You acknowledge that data, including e-mail, electronic communications and personal financial data, may be accessed by unauthorised third parties when communicated between You and Franklin Templeton using the internet, other network communications facilities, telephone or any other electronic means. Franklin Templeton is not responsible for the security of information transmitted via the internet, the accuracy of the information contained on the Site, or for the consequences of any reliance on such information.

    Data Protection
    Franklin Templeton might collect and store information gathered from Your online session. Franklin Templeton is entitled by You to share this information with and transmit to any affiliated company registered inside the European Community or in the
    United States of America. Franklin Templeton will use this data only for advice by dealers or for promotional services, to improve Your Web experience and to evaluate the site’s Services and features. You may revoke this consent to any collection, storage and transmission of data at any time with effect from Your revocation.

    Changes to this Agreement
    Any amendments of this Agreement will be notified to You upon giving not less than one month’s notice prior to any amendment. They shall be deemed to have been approved unless You object in writing within one month from the notification of the amendments. You may terminate this Agreement immediately in accordance with the ‘Term of this Agreement and Termination’ provisions should you not accept the amendments.  You might also agree explicitly, which includes click to accept approval

    Governing Law
    This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Spanish law.

    Miscellaneous
    Should any provision in this Agreement become wholly or partially ineffective, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the Agreement. In place of the ineffective provision an appropriate regulation shall apply which – as far as it is legally possible – most closely reflects the intention of the parties concluding this Agreement.

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    Contrato de Prestación de Servicios Electrónicos para Accionistas - Spain (Spanish Language)

    Objeto del Contrato

    El contrato de prestación de servicios electrónicos para accionistas (en adelante, el "Contrato") ha sido creado por Franklin Templeton Investment Management Limited, Sucursal en España (en adelante, "Franklin Templeton") para facilitar a los accionistas de Franklin Templeton el acceso a la red y el uso de la información, productos y servicios disponibles a través de la página web española de Franklin Templeton (en adelante, la "Página Web"). Únicamente aquellos accionistas que estén de acuerdo con los términos del presente Contrato (en adelante, "Usted"), podrán llevar a cabo operaciones con Franklin Templeton a través de la Página Web.

    El contenido del presente Contrato no debe interpretarse como una solicitud o recomendación de compra o venta de ninguno de los productos de Franklin Templeton, Inc. y/o de sus filiales (en adelante, los "Productos de Franklin Templeton").

     

    Su conformidad con los términos del presente Contrato

    En caso de estar de acuerdo con los términos y condiciones del presente Contrato, Usted deberá seleccionar el botón "Aceptar" que se encuentra al final de este Contrato para manifestar su conformidad e intención de obligarse de acuerdo con los términos previstos en el presente Contrato. Una vez que Usted haya seleccionado el botón "Aceptar", haya completado el proceso de registro, obtenga una contraseña y utilice la Página Web, Usted habrá manifestado que comprende este Contrato y que le concede el mismo valor legal que el de un contrato escrito y firmado, y se obliga a cumplir todos los términos y condiciones de este Contrato y a utilizar la Página Web de acuerdo con las leyes y disposiciones aplicables y con los términos de este Contrato y sus modificaciones.

      El acceso a los datos de su cuenta a través de nuestra Página Web implica el envío y recepción de datos financieros personales a través de Internet. Usted autoriza a Franklin Templeton para que actúe siguiendo las instrucciones que recibe por ordenador (incluidas las instrucciones recibidas de servicios comerciales en línea como AOL, T-Online e Internet) para llevar a cabo cualesquiera acciones autorizadas relativas al acceso a su cuenta (incluyendo el mantenimiento de la cuenta) a través de la Página Web. Todas las acciones permitidas en relación con el acceso a su cuenta quedan sujetas a los términos, restricciones y políticas previstos en el folleto de su fondo (que se encuentre registrado en su jurisdicción en cada momento) y la solicitud de apertura de su cuenta.

    Lo que le permite el presente Contrato

    Franklin Templeton podrá poner a su disposición servicios que le permitan revisar a través de la Página Web datos relativos a las acciones o participaciones de los Productos de Franklin Templeton de las que Usted sea titular (en adelante, "Servicios").

    Franklin Templeton podrá, en cualquier momento y por cualquier motivo, retirar determinados productos de la lista de Productos de Franklin Templeton y podrá modificar o dejar de prestar los Servicios puestos a su disposición en el presente Contrato.

    Términos y condiciones y resolución del Contrato

    El presente Contrato podrá ser resuelto por Franklin Templeton o por Usted en cualquier momento previa notificación por escrito o por correo electrónico a la otra parte. Este Contrato será resuelto automáticamente en caso de que Usted cierre su cuenta o en caso de que Usted o Franklin Templeton incumplan los términos y condiciones del presente Contrato. Franklin Templeton se reserva el derecho, sin que Usted tenga nada que reclamar por ello, de cambiar en cualquier momento cualquiera de los Servicios que se ofrecen en la Página Web o de denegarle el acceso a los Servicios en caso de que Usted se equivoque tres veces consecutivas al teclear su código de usuario y/o contraseña. En caso de que el acceso le sea denegado por haberse equivocado al teclear su código de usuario y/o contraseña, se le podría exigir que complete el proceso de registro nuevamente para tener acceso a la red.

    Sus obligaciones conforme al presente Contrato

    Usted será el único usuario autorizado para acceder a los Servicios que se ofrecen en virtud de este Contrato. Usted se compromete a mantener la confidencialidad de los datos, información o Servicios facilitados de acuerdo con este Contrato. Usted será responsable de la confidencialidad y uso de sus contraseñas y datos, y de los sistemas y mecanismos de seguridad. Usted será el único responsable del uso de los datos, información o Servicios obtenidos cuando utiliza su código de usuario y contraseñas. Cualesquiera instrucciones comunicadas a Franklin Templeton a través de este medio se tendrán por enviadas y autorizadas por Usted y se considerarán hechas en la forma recibida y en el momento de recepción de las mismas por Franklin Templeton, salvo en el caso de aquellas instrucciones que hayan sido erróneamente generadas, repetidas, cambiadas o afectadas de cualquier otro modo por los sistemas de Franklin Templeton o por circunstancias bajo el control de Franklin Templeton. Usted deberá comunicar a Franklin Templeton de inmediato:

    ·        si recibe una confirmación por escrito que no concuerda con sus registros tras haber completado su registro inicial, haber cambiado su código de usuario o haber realizado acciones de mantenimiento de cuenta;

    ·        si tiene conocimiento de cualquier pérdida o robo de algún código de usuario, contraseña o cualesquiera otros códigos de seguridad;

    ·        si tiene conocimiento del uso no autorizado de algún código de usuario, contraseña o cualesquiera otros códigos de seguridad;

    ·        si no recibe confirmación precisa de una transacción dentro de un plazo de cinco (5) días hábiles desde la fecha en la que se ordene la suscripción o amortización de acciones o participaciones de acuerdo con el procedimiento establecido en el folleto de su fondo (que se encuentre registrado en su jurisdicción en cada momento);

    ·        si recibe confirmación de una orden de suscripción o amortización que no haya sido ordenada por Usted o en su nombre, o cualquier informe o información inexacto o conflictivo.

      Franklin Templeton y la información suministrada por terceros

    Determinada información, incluyendo la información relativa a los precios de cierre de las operaciones de mercado y otros datos relativos al mercado financiero, investigaciones de terceros e informes de analistas, opiniones, listas de precios, noticias y otras informaciones relativas a los Productos de Franklin Templeton u otros productos y valores de mercado, podrán obtenerse de fuentes de datos externas que se consideren fiables. Sin embargo, Franklin Templeton no es responsable de, ni garantiza o respalda, la veracidad y exactitud, contenido, fiabilidad o disponibilidad de dicha información.

    No Asesoramiento

    Usted conoce y acepta que cualquier información recibida por Usted con arreglo al presente Contrato no constituye un asesoramiento de inversión, ni tampoco constituye asesoramiento legal ni fiscal. La veracidad del contenido o información obtenido de la Página Web no es responsabilidad de Franklin Templeton.

    Responsabilidad contractual

    Franklin Templeton será responsable únicamente de aquellos daños causados directamente por sus actos u omisiones. Franklin Templeton, no será, en ningún caso, responsable de los daños causados por actos u omisiones de terceros.

    Franklin Templeton no será, en ningún caso, responsable de pérdidas o daños originados por caso fortuito o fuerza mayor, incluyendo, sin limitación alguna, eventos como disturbios, guerras, acontecimientos naturales, huelgas, paro forzoso, decisiones administrativas o de autoridades nacionales o extranjeras.

    Seguridad en Internet

    Usted declara conocer que existe la posibilidad de que terceros no autorizados puedan acceder a la información, correo electrónico, comunicaciones electrónicas y datos financieros personales comunicados entre Usted y Franklin Templeton a través de Internet o mediante otros servicios de redes de comunicación, teléfono o cualesquiera otros medios electrónicos. Franklin Templeton no se hace responsable de la seguridad de los datos transmitidos a través de Internet, de la exactitud de los datos contenidos en la Página Web ni de las consecuencias que pueda acarrear la veracidad de dichos datos.

    Protección de datos

    Franklin Templeton podrá recoger y almacenar datos proporcionados durante sus sesiones de acceso a la red. Usted autoriza a Franklin Templeton a compartir dichos datos con cualquier sociedad filial domiciliada en la Unión Europea o en los Estados Unidos de América, así como a transmitirlos a las referidas sociedades. Franklin Templeton solamente utilizará estos datos para el asesoramiento de sus comercializadores o para servicios promocionales que permitan mejorar el uso de la Página Web y evaluar los Servicios y prestaciones de la misma. Usted podrá revocar su consentimiento para la recogida, almacenamiento y transmisión de sus datos en cualquier momento y con efectos desde su revocación.

    Modificaciones al presente Contrato

    Cualquier modificación del presente Contrato le será notificada con al menos un (1) mes de antelación. Se entenderá que Usted ha aceptado las modificaciones notificadas si transcurrido un (1) mes desde la notificación Usted no se ha opuesto por escrito a dichas modificaciones. Usted podrá resolver este Contrato de forma inmediata de acuerdo con lo previsto en los " Términos y condiciones y resolución del Contrato" en caso de no aceptar las referidas modificaciones. De igual forma, Usted puede manifestar su conformidad con las modificaciones seleccionando el botón de "Aceptar".

    Ley aplicable

    El presente Contrato se regirá por la legislación española.

    Varios

    En caso de que cualquiera de las cláusulas del presente Contrato devengan ineficaces, total o parcialmente, la validez de las restantes cláusulas de este Contrato no se verá afectada y, en sustitución serán de aplicación las disposiciones legales que mejor reflejen la intención de las partes.

                                                                                                             

    Aviso importante para el uso de esta página web

      Se ruega que lea detenidamente este aviso relativo a los términos de uso de esta página web antes de proceder

    El uso de los servicios prestados a través de ésta página web está sujeto a los términos y condiciones de uso previstos en el Contrato de Prestación de Servicios Electrónicos para Accionistas.

    Asimismo, se ruega que lea detenidamente los siguientes avisos importantes.

    El contenido de esta página web es propiedad de Franklin Templeton Investment Management Limited, Sucursal en España o de sus licenciatarios y se encuentra protegido por las regulaciones aplicables en materia de marcas, derechos de propiedad intelectual y otros derechos de propiedad industrial. Usted no está autorizado para copiar, exhibir, reproducir, redistribuir, vender o utilizar de ninguna forma o de manera ilegal, la información suministrada mediante ésta página web salvo con el previo consentimiento por escrito de Franklin Templeton Investment Management Limited, Sucursal en España o de quien éste autorizado para ello. Esta página web tiene carácter exclusivamente informativo y no debe entenderse en ningún caso como una oferta de inversión.

    Franklin Templeton Investment Management Limited, Sucursal en España hace todo lo que está a su alcance para asegurar que la información recogida en esta página web sea precisa. Sin embargo, Franklin Templeton Investment Management Limited, Sucursal en España no puede garantizar la veracidad y exactitud, fiabilidad o contenido de los datos facilitados en la página web. En consecuencia, dicha información deberá ser revisada conjuntamente con los documentos originales impresos que Usted reciba de Franklin Templeton Investment Management Limited, Sucursal en España. Franklin Templeton Investment Management Limited, Sucursal en España no será responsable de pérdidas o daños de ninguna clase derivados del uso o fiabilidad de dicha información en esta página web.

    Franklin Templeton Investment Management Limited, Sucursal en España no será responsable de las pérdidas o daños causados por terceros por el uso de ésta página web, ni tampoco será responsable de los efectos producidos por cualquier virus informático o por cualesquiera otros daños que pudieran resultar del uso de esta página web, ni por  errores o mal funcionamiento de los programas informáticos.

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    Franklin Templeton Investment Management Limited – Sucursal en España, tiene su domicilio en la calle Ortega y Gasset, 30 – Bajo, 28006 Madrid, España, y se encuentra inscrita en el Registro Mercantil de Madrid, en el Tomo 14.409, Folio 180, Sección 8ª, Hoja nº M-238093 y titular del número de identificación fiscal N0065824E.


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    Shareholder Electronic Services Agreement - UK
     

    Purpose of Agreement

    The Franklin Templeton Electronic Services Agreement (the "Agreement") is designed by Franklin Templeton Investment Management Limited ("Franklin Templeton") to provide an online access for Franklin Templeton Shareholders and to use information, products and Services available through the UK Franklin Templeton Web Site (the "Site"). Only Shareholders who agree to the terms of this Agreement (referred to from now on as "You") will be able to conduct business with Franklin Templeton using the Site.

    Nothing in this Agreement should be construed as a solicitation or recommendation to buy or sell any products of Franklin Resources, Inc. and its associated subsidiaries and affiliates ("Franklin Templeton Products").

    Your consent to the terms of this Agreement
    If You agree to the content of this Agreement, You should click on the "Accept" button at the end of this Agreement to acknowledge Your consent and intention to be bound by these terms. By clicking on the "Accept" button, completing the registration process, obtaining a password, and using the Site, You indicate that You understand and intend this Agreement to be the legal equivalent of a signed, written contract, and equally binding, and that You will use the Site in a manner consistent with applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with the terms in this Agreement, as the same may be amended from time to time.
    Accessing your account information on our site means sending and receiving personal financial information over the Internet. You are also authorising Franklin Templeton to act on instructions received by computer (including instructions received from commercial online services like AOL, T-Online, and the Internet) for any permitted actions related to your account access (including account maintenance actions) through this Web site. All permitted actions related to your account access are subject to any terms, restrictions and policies in the prospectus for your fund and your account application.

    What this Agreement allows You to do
    Franklin Templeton may make available services that allow You to look up details through the Site of the shares in Franklin Templeton Products held by You ("Services").

    Franklin Templeton may, at any time and for any reason, remove particular products from the list of Franklin Templeton Products and may vary or remove the Services which we make available to You under this Agreement.

    Term of this Agreement and Termination
    This Agreement may be terminated by Franklin Templeton or by You at any time by written notice or email to the other party. This Agreement will terminate automatically when Your account is closed or when You or Franklin Templeton fail to comply with the terms of this Agreement. Franklin Templeton reserves the right, without liability, at any time, to change any of the Services offered on this Web site or to deny or restrict Your access and to terminate this Agreement. Franklin Templeton reserves the right to deny access to the Services if you fail to type the correct User ID and/or Password three consecutive times. You may then be required to complete the registration process again for online access.

    Your responsibilities under this Agreement
    You shall be the only authorized user of the Services offered under this agreement. You agree to keep confidential the data, information, or Services provided under this Agreement. You shall be responsible for the confidentiality and use of your passwords and other security data, methods and devices. You will be solely responsible for the use of any data, information, or Services obtained, using Your User IDs and Passwords. Any instructions communicated to Franklin Templeton through these means will be deemed to have been sent and authorized by You and shall be deemed to have been made at the time received by Franklin Templeton and in the form received except for instructions which have been erroneously generated, repeated, changed or otherwise affected by Franklin Templeton’s systems or otherwise under circumstances controlled by Franklin Templeton. You will notify Franklin Templeton immediately if You

    • receive a written acknowledgement after your initial registration, change of User ID or performance of certain account maintenance actions and this acknowledgement does not match your records;
    • become aware of any loss or theft of a User ID, Passwords or any other security codes;
    • become aware of any unauthorized use of a User ID, Password or any other security code;
    • fail to receive an accurate confirmation of a transaction within five working days of instructing an order;
    • receive confirmation of an order that was not placed by You or on Your behalf, or any similarly inaccurate or conflicting report or information



    Franklin Templeton and other third party Information
    Certain information including last sale transaction data and other financial market data, third-party research and analysts' reports, opinions, price charts, news reports, and other information relating to Franklin Templeton Products or other products and securities in the market, may be made available from outside data sources. This information has been obtained through sources believed reliable but Franklin Templeton makes no representation with respect to, nor does it guarantee or endorse the accuracy, completeness, reliability or availability of, such information.

    No advice
    You agree and acknowledge that any information You receive pursuant to this Agreement is not intended to constitute investment, tax or legal advice. Reliance on content or information obtained from or through the Site is at Your sole risk.

    Limitation of liability
    Except in cases of breach of essential contractual duties under this Agreement, Franklin Templeton will not be liable for simple negligence.

    Except in cases of wilful misconduct or gross negligence by Franklin Templeton, Franklin Templeton will not be liable to You:

    • for any consequential, incidental, special or indirect damages (including but not limited to lost profits, trading losses and other damages) that result from inconvenience, delay or loss of the use of the electronic Services provided under this Agreement;
    • for any failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other Internet problems, viruses, errors, configuration problems or incompatibility of computer hardware or software failure or unavailability of Internet access, Internet service providers or other equipment or services relating to Your computer, intermediate computer or communications networks or facilities, data transmission facilities or Your telephone or telephone service, or unauthorised access, theft, operator errors, severe weather natural disasters or employment disputes;
    • for any damage to Your computer, software, modem, telephone or other property resulting from Your use of the electronic Services provided to You under this Agreement; and
    • for any losses (including lost profits, trading losses or other damages) relating to Services or information provided to You under this Agreement including information which is inaccurate, incomplete, late, defective or unavailable;
    • for any losses to you due to your delay in reporting any of the events in "Your Responsibilities under this Agreement".


    In no event will Franklin Templeton be liable to You for any loss or damages caused by force majeure, riot, war or natural events or due to other occurrences for which Franklin Templeton is not responsible (e.g. strike, lock-out, administrative acts of domestic or foreign high authorities).

    Security of the Internet
    You acknowledge that data, including e-mail, electronic communications and personal financial data, may be accessed by unauthorised third parties when communicated between You and Franklin Templeton using the Internet, other network communications facilities, telephone or any other electronic means. Franklin Templeton is not responsible for the security of information transmitted via the Internet, the accuracy of the information contained on the Site, or for the consequences of any reliance on such information.

    Data Protection
    Franklin Templeton might collect and store information gathered from Your online session. Franklin Templeton is entitled by You to share this information with and transmit to any affiliated company registered inside the European Community or in the United States of America. Franklin Templeton will use this data only for advice by dealers or for promotional services, to improve Your Web experience and to evaluate the site’s Services and features. You may revoke this consent to any collection, storage and transmission of data at any time with effect from Your revocation.

    Changes to this Agreement
    Any amendments of this Agreement will be notified to You. They shall be deemed to have been approved unless You object in writing within one month from the notification of the amendments. You might also agree explicitly, which includes click to accept approval

    Governing Law
    This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.

    Miscellaneous
    Should any provision in this Agreement become wholly or partially ineffective, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the Agreement. In place of the ineffective provision an appropriate regulation shall apply which – as far as it is legally possible – most closely reflects the intention of the parties concluding this Agreement.

     

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