Effective from 12th September 2018
- Who we are
- Acceptance of Terms
- Availability of Website
- Content of Website
- Third Party Websites
- Use of the Website
- Linking to the Website
- Downloading and Copying
- Ownership and Copyright
- Important Information
- Use of Personal Information and Cookies
- Contact Us
- Jurisdiction and Governing Law
This Website (www.walterscott.com) is operated by Walter Scott & Partners Limited ("We" or "Walter Scott"). We are registered in Scotland under company number SC093685 and have our registered office at One Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR. Our VAT number is GB 577718195. Walter Scott is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA"). The FCA's Head Office is at 12 Endeavour Square, London E20 1JN (see www.fca.org.uk).
Please read these terms and conditions ("the Terms") carefully. By accessing any page of this Website, you agree to be bound by the Terms below. If you do not agree to the Terms, please do not access any pages of this Website. These Terms are a legal document setting out your rights and obligations and those of Walter Scott in relation to this Website. These Terms contain the full and complete understanding between Walter Scott and you. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you through or from the Website or from any conversation with Walter Scott, its staff or a Professional Financial Adviser will operate to vary these Terms. These Terms may be amended by Walter Scott without notice to you. Your continued use of the Website following any changes will mean that you accept such changes.
The Website is made available free of charge. Walter Scott does not guarantee that the Website, and any content on it, will be available and uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of the Website for business and operational reasons. Walter Scott reserves its right to restrict, suspend or terminate your use of this Website at any time in its absolute discretion.
Whilst considerable care has been taken to ensure the information contained within this Website is accurate, complete and up-to-date, no warranty is given as to the accuracy or completeness of any information and no liability is accepted for any errors or omissions in such information. All content and products referred to on this Website are subject to change without notice. Walter Scott may amend the Website and its products and services at any time with or without notice to you. You agree that Walter Scott shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any amendment, modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Website or any products or services offered through the Website.
Walter Scott accepts no responsibility for any information contained in any Website accessed via a hypertext link from this Website. Any such links are provided for your information only and should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them. The content, accuracy and opinions expressed in such third party websites are not checked, analysed, monitored or endorsed by us. Access to any third party website is at your own risk. You agree that Walter Scott has no responsibility or liability for any third party website and that Walter Scott shall not be liable in any way for any damage or loss caused in relation to the content, goods, products or services available through such third-party website.
You agree that you will only use the Website in a way which is consistent with the Terms and which complies with applicable laws and regulations. In particular, you agree that you will not use the Website to send or upload any material containing software, viruses or other codes, programs or files designed to interrupt, destroy, damage or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware or telecommunications equipment or in any other manner which would interfere with or disrupt the Website. We do not guarantee that the Website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our Website and you should use your own virus protection software.
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage Walter Scott's reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link to the Website in any website that is not owned by you. The Website must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of the Website other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. You may not make a link or make any use of content on our Website other than as set out above, without the prior written approval of Walter Scott.
The content of the Website is provided for general information only and does not constitute investment advice or a recommendation of any investment. Walter Scott does not offer investment advice on the merits or suitability of its products and no information contained within this Website should be construed as such. You must obtain professional advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on the Website.
Walter Scott accepts no liability for loss, damages or expenses whether arising in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, which you may suffer or incur directly or indirectly in connection with: (a) the use of or inability to use this Website or any services; or (b) the use of or reliance on any content displayed on the Website; or (c) any other matter relating to the content, services, or distribution of services through this Website. Nothing in these Terms excludes any liability that may not be limited or excluded by law.
You may download materials and information from the Website to a single personal computer and/or print a hard copy of any materials and information from the Website in order to help you decide whether to invest in any Walter Scott product and/or to take advice from a Professional Financial Adviser regarding any Walter Scott product provided that you do not delete, change or modify such materials in any way. Except for this limited licence you may not copy, reproduce, re-publish, upload, post, transmit or distribute any material or information from this Website in any way. Doing so may constitute an infringement of Walter Scott and/or a third party's copyright and other intellectual property and/or may constitute an infringement of laws, rules or regulations applicable to the marketing or sale of securities.
The intellectual property rights in the Website and (unless otherwise indicated) its contents including all information, graphics, code, text and designs are owned by Walter Scott. All material on this Website is protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world and all such rights are reserved. Unauthorised use of these materials is strictly forbidden.
In the event of a Professional Financial Adviser wishing to publish or distribute written marketing or other promotional material based upon the content of this Website, he/she may only do so having first obtained the prior written consent of Walter Scott.
This Website contains names and logos which are trademarks of Walter Scott. Any use of any of these names and logos would constitute an infringement of those trademarks and is thus forbidden, unless they are part of the material you are using as permitted under section 3 above ("Downloading and Copying").
In the event that any part of these Terms is held by a Court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable then the remainder of the Terms shall remain valid and enforceable. If any part of these Terms is found by a Court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, then you nevertheless agree that the Court shall endeavour to give effect to Walter Scott's intentions as reflected in the Terms.
Past Performance is not a guide to future results and returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations. Many factors affect investment performance including changes in market conditions, interest rates, currency fluctuations, exchange rates and in response to other economic, political or financial developments. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate, so that when an investment is sold, the amount returned may be less than that originally invested.
References to individual stocks do not constitute a recommendation to invest. Anyone considering making an investment should consult their Professional Financial Adviser. An investor seeking to invest in any product appearing on this Website should only do so after reading the relevant documentation including but not limited to the latest annual Report and Accounts, Prospectus and any Supplements or Addenda or other prevailing terms and conditions.
To contact us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44 131 225 1357. Please note that calls to Walter Scott may be recorded in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and for training and monitoring purposes.
The Terms and any and all contracts concluded under them are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Scotland and all references in these Terms to laws and regulations are references to Scottish laws and regulations unless otherwise specified. You agree that any dispute/s arising out of the Terms or otherwise between us shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Scotland.