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Terms of Use / Privacy

This legal notice applies to the entire contents of the Website under the domain name quercus-associates.com (Website) and to any correspondence by e-mail between us and you. Please read these terms carefully before using the Website. Using the Website indicates that you accept these terms. If you do not accept these terms, please do not continue to use this Website.
This notice is issued by Quercus Associates Limited (QAL) (incorporated in England with company registration number 07007841) and Quercus Ventures Limited (QVL) (incorporated in England with company registration number 07159976). Quercus Ventures Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority Registration No. 518510. Both entities (QAL/QVL) are registered office c/o Saffrey Champness, Lion House, Red Lion Street, London, WC1R 4GB.

If you have any concerns or queries, please contact us through our contact page.
1. Introduction
1.1 By accessing any part of the Website, you shall be deemed to have accepted this legal notice in full. If you do not accept this legal notice in full, please refrain from using this Website.
1.2 QAL/QVL may revise this legal notice at any time by updating this posting. You should check the Website from time to time to review the then current legal notice. Certain provisions of this legal notice may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages at the Website.

2. Restrictions and Use
2.1 The information contained in this website is intended for institutions and professional clients only and is not intended for use by retail clients (as defined in the Financial Services Authority Handbook). It is for information purposes only and does not constitute and should not be construed as an offer or a recommendation to purchase or sell any security.
2.2 No information on this website has been included with regard to any individual’s circumstances, objectives, or needs and each individual must make his own independent decisions regarding any securities or financial instruments. Before entering into any transaction, each individual is urged to consider the suitability of the transaction to his particular circumstances and to review independently, with professional advisors as necessary, the specific risks incurred, in particular the financial, regulatory, and tax aspects.
2.3 The information contained in this website is not intended for distribution to, or use in any jurisdiction where such distribution, publication, or use would be unlawful, nor is it directed to any person or entity to whom it would be unlawful to direct such a document.
2.4 We may modify, withdraw or deny access to this website at any time, including introducing changes for its use or other restricted access.

3. Licence
3.1 You are permitted to print and download extracts from the Website for your own use on the following basis:
3.1.1 no documents or related graphics on the Website are modified in any way;
3.1.2 no graphics on the Website are used separately from the corresponding text; and
3.1.3 QAL/QVL’s copyright and trade mark notices and this permission notice appear in all copies.
3.1.4 you do not distribute any information on the Website or use in any jurisdiction where such distribution, publication or use would be unlawful.
3.2 Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material on the Website (including without limitation photographs and graphical images) are owned by QAL/QVL or its licensors. For the purposes of this legal notice, any use of extracts from the Website other than in accordance with clause 2.1 for any purpose is prohibited. If you breach any of the terms in this legal notice, your permission to use the Website automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed extracts from the Website.  
3.3 Subject to clause 2.1, no part of the Website may be reproduced or stored in any other website or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without QAL/QVL’s prior written permission.
3.4 Any rights not expressly granted in these terms are reserved.  

4. Service access
4.1 While QAL/QVL endeavours to ensure that the Website is normally available 24 hours a day, QAL/QVL shall not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.  
4.2 Access to the Website may be suspended temporarily or withdrawn without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for any other reason.

5. Visitor material and conduct
5.1 Other than personally identifiable information, which is covered under our privacy policy, any material you transmit or post to the Website shall be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. QAL/QVL shall have no obligations with respect to such material. QAL/QVL and its designees shall be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use such material and all data, images, sounds, text and other things embodied therein for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes.  
5.2 You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the Website any material:
5.2.1 that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance or inconvenience; or
5.2.2 for which you have not obtained all necessary licences and/or approvals; or
5.2.3 which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of or infringe the rights of any third party, in any country in the world; or
5.2.4 which is technically harmful (including, without limitation, computer viruses, logic bombs, trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data).
5.3 You may not misuse the Website (including, without limitation, by hacking).  
5.4 QAL/QVL shall fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing QAL/QVL to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting any material in breach of clause 5.2 or clause 5.3.

6. Links to and from other websites
6.1 Links to third party websites on the Website are provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links, you leave the Website. QAL/QVL has not reviewed all of these third party websites and does not control and is not responsible for these websites or their content or availability. QAL/QVL therefore does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any material found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to the Website, you do so entirely at your own risk.
6.2 If you would like to link to the Website, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, the home page of the Website, and subject to the following conditions:
6.2.1 you  do not remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of the QAL/QVL logo;
6.2.2 you do not create a frame or any other browser or border environment around the Website;
6.2.3 you do not in any way imply that QAL/QVL is endorsing any products or services other than its own;
6.2.4 you do not misrepresent your relationship with QAL/QVL nor present any other false information about QAL/QVL;
6.2.5 you do not otherwise use any QAL/QVL trade marks displayed on the Website without express written permission from QAL/QVL;
6.2.6 you do not link from a website that is not owned by you; and
6.2.7 your website does not contain content that is distasteful, offensive or controversial, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or otherwise does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
6.3 QAL/QVL expressly reserves the right to revoke the right granted in clause 6.2 for breach of these terms and to take any action it deems appropriate.
6.4 You shall fully indemnify QAL/QVL for any loss or damage suffered by QAL/QVL or any of its group companies for breach of clause 5.2.

7. Disclaimer
7.1 While QAL/QVL endeavours to ensure that the information on the Website is correct, QAL/QVL does not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the material on the Website. QAL/QVL may make changes to the material on the Website, or to the products described in it, at any time without notice. The material on the Website may be out of date, and QAL/QVL makes no commitment to update such material.
7.2 The material on the Website is provided “as is”, without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind. Accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by law, QAL/QVL provides you with the Website on the basis that QAL/QVL excludes all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms (including, without limitation, the conditions implied by English law which, but for this legal notice, might have effect in relation to the Website).  

8. Liability
8.1 QAL/QVL and any other party (whether or not involved in creating, producing, maintaining or delivering the Website) and the officers, directors, employees, shareholders or agents of any of them, exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption, and whether in tort (including without limitation negligence), contract or otherwise) in connection with the Website in any way or in connection with the use, inability to use or the results of use of the Website, any websites linked to the Website or the material on such websites, including but not limited to loss or damage due to viruses that may infect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing the Website or your downloading of any material from the Website or any websites linked to the Website.  
8.2 Nothing in this legal notice shall exclude or limit QAL/QVL’s liability for any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
8.3 If your use of material on the Website results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment, software or data, you assume all costs thereof.  

9. Governing law and jurisdiction
This legal notice shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Disputes arising in connection with this legal notice shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Bribery Policy

Quercus Associates Limited (QAL) and Quercus Ventures Limited (QVL) are committed to acting fairly, honestly, ethically and with integrity. It is the policy of QAL and QVL not to engage in, or tolerate bribery in any form within its business or within organisations that it does business with.  This is not just a cultural commitment on the part of the firm; it is a legal requirement.

The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1st July 2011. Under the Act, bribery by individuals is punishable by up to 10 years’ imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine. If a firm is found to have taken part in, or lacking adequate procedures to prevent bribery, it too could face an unlimited fine.

A comprehensive Bribery and Anti-Corruption Policy has been adopted by the Directors of Quercus Associates Limited and Quercus Ventures Limited. The Directors attach the utmost importance to this Policy and apply a zero tolerance approach to acts of bribery and corruption. All QAL and QVL employees are required to comply with the Bribery and Anti-Corruption Policy and to act in accordance with its provisions when carrying out work on QAL or QVL’s behalf. If you have any concerns or queries, please contact us through our contact page