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Terms and Conditions of Use

Please read the following terms and conditions of use carefully before using the Merkfund web site. By using the Merkfund web site and the information and services available through the site, you agree to follow and be bound by these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, do not use the Merkfund web site.

Merk Investments may modify these terms of use at any time without prior notice. This web site is owned and operated by Merk Investments.

Prospectus and Risk Disclosure
  • For more complete information about funds managed by Merk Investments (“Merkfunds”), including charges and expenses, you may download or a view a prospectus now, speak with your financial advisor, or call Merkfunds at (866) MERK FUND or (866) 637-5386. Please read the prospectus carefully before you invest or send money.
  • The Merk Hard Currency Fund is distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC, Two Portland Square, 1st Floor, Portland, Maine 04101.
  • The Merkfund information contained on this web site is exclusive property of Merk Investments and is protected by applicable United States and international copyright laws. As a result, you may not copy, distribute, modify, or post information to this web site.
Use of Hyperlinks
  • You may not link to the Merkfund web site unless you accept and comply with the Merkfund linking conditions referenced below:
  • The link may not falsely represent or suggest any relationship between Merkfund and the linking site
  • The link may not portray any Merkfund information in a false, misleading, derogatory or offensive manor
  • The link may not alter the integrity or layout of the Merkfund web site
  • Links from the Merkfund web site are maintained by independent third parties and are not affiliated with the Merkfunds. Merk Investments is not responsible for the accuracy or timeliness of the information provided on third party web sites.
Timeliness of Content
  • The content of the Merkfund web site is provided for information, education and noncommercial purposes only and is subject to change at any time. The information provided should not be construed as investment advice. Each investor is responsible for evaluating the suitability and risks associated with investing in the Merkfunds and agrees to not hold the Merk Hard Currency Fund, Merk Investments or Foreside Fund Services, LLC, liable for any possible claim for damages arising from any decision based on the information made available through the Merkfunds web site.
Merkfunds Privacy Policy
  • Please read Merkfund’s privacy policy by clicking here.
Foreign Investors
  • The Merkfund investment products and services referred to on the Merkfund web site are intended to be made available only to U.S. residents. The information contained on the Merkfunds web site shall not be considered a solicitation for or offering of any investment product or service to any person in any jurisdiction where such solicitation or offering would be illegal.
  • Merk Investments does not make any express or implied warranties about the use of the Merkfund web site.
  • The Merkfund web site is made available as is and is subject to change at any time.
  • Merk Investments does not warrant that the web site will be uninterrupted, secure or error free.
  • To the full extent permitted under applicable law, Merk Investments expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind with respect to this web site and any products or services available on or through the web site, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, suitabililty and non-infringement.
  • Merk Investments does not warrant the information on the web site will meet your needs or requirements.
  • Any content or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Merkfund web site is done at your own discretion and risk.
  • You agree that Merk Investments or Foreside Fund Services, LLC, shall not be responsible or liable for any damages caused by theft, unauthorized access, systems failure, communication line failure, or other occurrences beyond the control of Merk Investments or Foreside Fund Services, LLC.
Password Security
  • If you have a personal identification number (pin) for access to your account, you are solely responsible for all activities that occur in connection with your pin. Additionally, you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any account information and user names. If you become aware of any suspicious or unauthorized conduct concerning your account, you agree to contact Merkfunds immediately.
E-mail Correspondence
  • Inquiries concerning the Merkfunds can be made through the Contact Us section at this site.
  • As a condition of using the Merkfund web site, you agree to indemnify and hold Merk Investments and Foreside Fund Services, LLC, harmless from and against any claims, losses, liability, costs and expenses, including attorney fees, arising from you use of the Merkfund web site.
Governing Law
  • The terms of these policies are governed by the laws of the state of California.
  • ''Dow Jones Industrial Average,'' ''Dow 30,'' ''Dow Jones'' and ''Dow Jones U.S. Sector Indexes'' are service marks of Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
  • The S&P 500® Index is a trademark of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
  • “New York Board of Trade®”, “NYBOT®”, “The U.S. Dollar Index®” and “USDX®” are trademarks or service marks of the Board of Trade of the City of New York, Inc.
  • Merkfunds are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by the above organizations and the organizations make no representation regarding the advisability of investing in Merkfunds.