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  2. if the REGISTERS information is transformed by the user (e.g. by seasonal adjustment of statistical data, calculation of growth rates) and republished this must be stated explicitly;

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    • in any way imply that ESMA is endorsing a firm, journal or publication or any particular products, services or communications;

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    • infringe any intellectual property or other rights of any person or otherwise not comply with any relevant law or regulation.


1. ESMA tries to ensure that the information on this site is correct and complete.

2. ESMA accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on this site. ESMA is not liable for any damage arising from use or inability to use this site, or any material contained in it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this site or any such material.

3. This disclaimer is not intended to limit the liability of ESMA in contravention of any requirements laid down in applicable law nor to exclude its liability for matters which may not be excluded under that law.

4. The information on the site is of a general nature only and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity.

5. This site offers links to other sites. ESMA has no control over the linked sites and is not responsible for the contents of any linked site nor for any problems incurred as a result of using any linked site.

6. The information on this site can under no circumstances be regarded as professional or legal advice. If you need specific advice, you should consult a suitably qualified professional.

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Personal data protection

  1. The protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by ESMA is based on

    Regulation (EC) N 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 as implemented by ESMA in implementing rules adopted by its Management Board.

  2. You can browse through the REGISTERS website without giving any information about yourself.