Legal Notices

Welcome to dimensional.com. This Site is owned and operated by DFA Australia Limited ("DFA Australia"). Please read the following Legal Notices that are the terms and conditions of use for this site ("Site"). By using this Site and the information and services available through this Site, you agree to follow and be bound by these conditions of use. If you do not agree to these conditions, do not use this Site. 

This Site is for General Information Only 

The information provided on this Site should be used as general information only. The information does not take into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any investor. The information does not constitute, or purport to be, legal, financial, tax, investment or financial product advice, and should not be relied upon as such. 

You should consult an independent financial advisor to help you form your own opinion on this information, and on whether the information is suitable for your individual objectives, financial situation or needs as an investor. You should consult appropriate professional advisors on any legal, stamp duty, taxation and accounting implications of making investments.

Information is for Australian Residents Only

This information is provided for Australian residents only. All figures quoted throughout this Site are in Australian dollars, unless otherwise stated and excluding some Articles and Reprints which may contain references to foreign currencies. The information is not an invitation to enter into any legal agreement of any kind. No statement or information in this Site constitutes a recommendation, offer or invitation to invest in any financial products offered by DFA Australia or any company associated with DFA Australia. 

References to "Dimensional"

References to "Dimensional" in this Site refers to Dimensional Fund Advisors worldwide group of companies rather than to one particular entity unless otherwise indicated or the content provides otherwise. These companies include DFA Australia Limited, Dimensional Fund Advisors (US), Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd. (UK), and Dimensional Fund Advisors Canada Inc. 

Accuracy of Information and Limitation of Liability

This Site is provided for your use on an "as is" and "as available" basis. Neither DFA Australia nor DFA Australia's affiliates, directors, employees, agents or consultants make any representation or warranty:

  • as to the accuracy, reliability, timeliness or completeness of information in this Site, or information in sites linked to this Site; or 
  • that the use or operation of this Site will be uninterrupted or error free or that the Site is suitable for any particular purpose or has any performance, functionality or security features except as we are required to provide by law; or
  • that this Site will be secure or free of viruses, errors, worms, date bombs, time bombs or other harmful components.

Except in so far as liability under any law cannot be excluded, DFA Australia and its affiliates, directors, employees, agents and consultants do not accept any liability (whether arising in contract, tort, negligence or otherwise) for any error or omission in this information or for any loss or damage (whether direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or otherwise) suffered by the recipient of this information or any other person (even if DFA Australia has been advised of the possibility of such damages). To the extent permitted by law, DFA Australia's liability is limited to resupplying the services accessible through this Site. 

This Site may provide links to the sites of independent third parties. These links are for your convenience only. These third parties are not affiliated with DFA Australia, and DFA Australia does not control or endorse and is not responsible for any information, opinions, representations or offers on these linked sites. 

This Site may provide information, articles and other material prepared by persons who are not employees or representatives of DFA Australia. This material is provided for your convenience only. DFA Australia is not responsible for the contents or accuracy of this material, and the opinions expressed in this material should not be taken to be the opinions of DFA Australia. 

Investing in the Dimensional Wholesale Trusts

To invest in a Dimensional Wholesale Trust, investors should read the current product disclosure statement ("PDS") and additional information guide ("AIG") for the relevant Trust, and complete an application form. The PDS, AIG and application form are available from this Site.

If you are investing through an investor directed portfolio service (IDPS), IDPS-like scheme, master trust, wrap account, or a nominee or custody service (each a "Service"), you do not need to complete the application form available from this Site. You will need to complete the documents that your Service requires. However, you may use the PDS and AIG for the relevant Trust to assist you.

Past performance of a Dimensional Wholesale Trust is not indicative of future performance.

An investment in a Dimensional Wholesale Trust is not an investment in, deposit with, or liability of DFA Australia or any company associated with DFA Australia, and is subject to investment and other risks, including possible delays in repayment and the loss of income and capital. Neither DFA Australia nor any company associated with DFA Australia guarantees the repayment of capital from or the performance of any of the Trusts or any specific rate of return from the Trusts.

Information for Non-Australian Investors

Access to this Site may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions. This Site may not be accessed in any country outside Australia nor may it be accessed by non-Australian persons. This Site does not constitute an extension of an offer to countries outside Australia. 

Privacy

DFA Australia is committed to protecting the privacy of investors' personal information. Any personal information collected from this Site will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Our Privacy Policy explains how we comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act in the handling of your personal information. 

Licence and Site Access

DFA Australia hereby grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable licence to view, bookmark, download, and print the pages within this Site and the documents, graphics, and media incorporated on those pages. The pages within this Site may be used solely for personal, informational, and non-commercial purposes. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, post, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any pages, data, information, software, products, or services obtained from this Site, unless you have obtained the prior written permission of DFA Australia or you are using a service available through this Site. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by DFA Australia. DFA Australia expressly reserves the right to monitor any and all use of this Site. 

Linking

DFA Australia has not reviewed or authorised any sites linking to this Site. We do not take responsibility for any websites linking to this Site or any links from this Site. Following links from and to this Site is at your own risk. 

Copyright Policy 

Copyright ©2016 DFA Australia Limited. All rights reserved. All content on this Site, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, audio clips, logos, buttons, images, digital downloads, data compilations, software, icons, html code, and xml code, is the property of DFA Australia and its affiliates or its suppliers, and is protected by Australian and international copyright laws. 

Downloading Software and Files 

If you download software or files from this Site, the software—including any files or images incorporated in or generated by the software and data accompanying the software—and files (collectively, the "Files") are licensed to you by DFA Australia solely for your personal, non-commercial use. However, DFA Australia does not transfer title to the Files to you. You own the medium on which the Files are recorded, but DFA Australia and its licensors retain full and complete title in and to the Files, including all intellectual property rights therein. You may not redistribute, sell, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise reduce the Files to any other form whatsoever. 

Termination 

The rights granted to you herein terminate immediately upon any violation by you of these terms of use. DFA Australia reserves the right to terminate your access to this Site at any time, without notice, for any reason whatsoever. You agree that DFA Australia shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to this Site. 

Choice of Law 

DFA Australia controls and operates this Site from our offices within the State of New South Wales, Australia. By visiting this Site, you agree that the laws of the State of New South Wales, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these conditions of use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and DFA Australia arising from your use of this Site. The courts of the State of New South Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute that may arise out of, under or in connection with these conditions and you consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of those courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. 

Integration and Severability

If any provision of these conditions of use is deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these conditions of use and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. These conditions of use represent the entire agreement between DFA Australia and the user relating to the subject matter herein. 

Modifications

DFA Australia reserves the right, at its discretion, to modify these conditions of use at any time, and any such modification will be effective immediately upon posting the modification. We suggest that you check these Legal Notices periodically for modifications. If you use this Site after we post modifications to this Site, then you will be bound by such modifications.