Terms & Conditions

Please read the following terms and conditions carefully

The Terms

The following are the terms and conditions on which you may use the Equistone website (the "Site") and by accessing the Site you agree to be bound by them. If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use the Site. We recommend that you print a copy of these terms and conditions for future reference.

The term "Equistone" when used in these terms and conditions refers to Equistone Partners Europe Limited.

Who We Are and How to Contact Us

The Site is maintained by Equistone Partners Europe Limited and is made available to persons based in the United Kingdom by those entities. We make no representation that any material contained on the Site is appropriate for any other jurisdiction. Equistone Partners Europe Limited is a limited company registered in England & Wales under number 01125740. Equistone Partners Europe Limited is authorised and regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority (regulated number 124366). The registered office address for Equistone Partners Europe Limited is: One New Ludgate, 60 Ludgate Hill, London EC4M 7AW. Our VAT number is 123367235.

Use of Site

We may in our sole discretion terminate your access to or use of the Site for any reason, including without limitation where we believe that you have not acted in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Site.

You may use the Site only for lawful purposes. You may not use the Site:

  • in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation; or
  • in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access the Site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse the Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Site, the server on which the Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Site. You must not attack the Site via a denial-of-service attack, a distributed denial-of service attack, or in any other way. By breaching this provision, you might commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Site will cease immediately.

You agree not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:

  • any part of the Site;
  • any equipment or network on which the Site is stored;
  • any software used in the provision of the Site; or
  • any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

You Must Keep Your Account Details Safe

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms and conditions.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must promptly notify us at finance@equistone.uk.

Accuracy of Information

The information contained on the Site may have been taken from trade and statistical services and other sources which we deem reliable. We do not represent or warrant that such information is accurate or complete and it should not be relied upon as such. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from taking, any action on the basis of the content on the Site. Any opinions expressed on the Site reflect our judgment at the date of issue of the relevant report and are subject to change without notice. Any pricing is indicative and does not, and is not intended to, constitute either an offer to buy or sell or a representation that a purchase or sale can be effected at that price. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

No Offer

Nothing on the Site should be construed as a solicitation or offer, or recommendation, to acquire or dispose of any investment or to engage in any other transaction, or to provide any investment advice or service.

No Warranty

Although we have taken all reasonable care to ensure that the information provided on the Site is accurate, we give no warranties of any kind.

ALL CONTENT AND THE SITE ITSELF ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. EQUISTONE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED AND STATUTORY REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND TO ANY USER AND/OR ANY THIRD PARTY INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY AS TO ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, COMPLETENESS, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND/OR FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS.

Opinions and any other content on the Site are provided by us for personal use and informational purposes only and are subject to change without notice.

Nothing contained on the Site constitutes investment, legal, tax or other advice and is not to be relied on in making an investment or other decision. You should obtain relevant and specific professional advice before making any investment decision.

No Liability

We will accept no liability, except liability which cannot be excluded at law, in any event including (without limitation) negligence for any damages or loss of any kind, including (without limitation) direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, expenses or losses arising out of, or in connection with your use or inability to use the Site, or in connection with any error, omission, defect, computer virus or system failure, or loss of any profit, goodwill or reputation, even if expressly advised of the possibility of such loss or damages, arising out of or in connection with the access of, use of, performance of, browsing in or linking to other sites from the Site.

We do not exclude our duties or liabilities under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and any subsequent amending or replacement legislation which regulates the carrying out of investment or financial business in the United Kingdom.

We reserve the right to modify, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site or any part of it, with or without notice, at any time. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Site.

EU Cookie Law

Cookies are small data files that websites generate and ask to store on your computer. Most websites use cookies in one form or another. They are typically used to:

  • remember settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • remember information you give to a website, such as a list of products in your shopping basket; and/or
  • measure how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org, or please read on to find out more about how we use cookies.

Types of Cookies Used

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google") and is in use to collect information about how visitors use the Site and which pages are most frequently viewed. This provides us with important information that can enable the Site to work better. We do not link this information to your name or address.

The following cookies are used by Google Analytics: _utma, _utmb, _utmc and _utmz. The longest lasting cookie (_utma) expires two years after your last visit to the Site and the others expire after a maximum of six months.

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Google Maps

Google have a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over cookies set by Google, they include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users.

The following cookies are used by Google Analytics: APISID, HSID, NID, PREF, SAPISID, SID and SSID. Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Google Map.

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Governing Law

English law governs these terms and conditions and you agree that the English Courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to determine any matter or dispute in connection with or arising out of the Site and these terms and conditions.

The Site is designed for use in the United Kingdom and is not directed to, nor intended for distribution or use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where the publication or availability of the Site or such distribution or use would be contrary to local law or regulation. We do not represent that content available on or through the Site is appropriate for use or available in other locations. If you choose to access information on the Site, it is your responsibility to comply with the applicable local, national or international laws and any use of the Site outside the UK is entirely at your own risk. For guidance relating to your specific situation, please contact your legal adviser.

Email Communications

Please do not send confidential information over the internet. Information is sent at your own personal risk. Internet communications may not be secure. Equistone recommends that you do not send confidential information to us over the internet unless it is sent by some secure method of transmission using appropriate encryption technology. Equistone does not accept legal responsibility for any confidential information sent to us without using such security protection.

Third Party Products and Services

Where we provide hypertext links to third party internet websites, such links are not an endorsement by us of any products or services in such websites. You use such links entirely at your own risk and we accept no responsibility or liability for the content, use or availability of such websites. We have not verified the truth or accuracy of any content of such websites.

The Site may also contain some material provided by third parties and we accept no responsibility or liability for the accuracy of such material.

You may link to the Site's home page, provided that you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our 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 Site in any website that is not owned by you.

The Site must not be framed on any other website, nor may you create a link to any part of the Site other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

Bribery & Corruption

Equistone recognises the adverse effects that bribery and corruption can have on national economies and society and has taken steps reasonably designed to eliminate bribery of any kind wherever it operates. Equistone is committed to conducting its business fairly, honestly and openly without the use of corrupt practices or acts of bribery to obtain an unfair advantage.

A bribe is a form of inducement made with the intention of influencing any party to do something which is dishonest, illegal or unethical. Bribes can take many forms and include business practices which, depending on the circumstances, may otherwise appear legitimate, including the offer or acceptance of direct or indirect payments, services, gifts, charitable donations, sponsorships or preferential treatment.

Equistone has a zero tolerance to bribery and corruption and has developed policies and procedures reasonably designed to prevent them. These include:

  • prohibiting payments either directly or through any third party that might be interpreted as a bribe;
  • undertaking anti-bribery checks as part of any investment process; and
  • investigating all instances of alleged bribery.

Intellectual Property

EQUISTONE is a registered trademark of Equistone Partners Europe Limited
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The entire content of the Site is subject to copyright with all rights reserved and the information held is for your own personal use only. You may reproduce this information in hard copy solely for your personal use. The information may not otherwise be reproduced, distributed or transmitted to any other person or incorporated in any way into another document or other material. The information and software on the Site may not be taken out of context or presented in an unfair, misleading or discriminating manner. You agree not to remove any copyright notice or other notice signifying Equistone's or any third party's intellectual property rights. Except as expressly provided herein, nothing contained on the Site shall be deemed or construed to confer any license or right, expressly, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, under any of Equistone's intellectual property rights.

 


 

Data Privacy Policy

This Data Privacy Policy (the "Policy") (together with our terms of use and any other documents referred to in it) describes the practices of Equistone Partners Europe Limited ("Equistone", "we", or "us") regarding the collection, use, disclosure, transfer, and other processing of individually identifiable information ("Personal Data") about visitors to our website (the "Site"). We intend to process any Personal Data fairly, lawfully, and in accordance with applicable laws. By visiting the Site you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Policy.

1. PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED

When you visit the Site, we may collect and process Personal Data about you. If and to the extent permitted by applicable law, the Personal Data we collect and process may include the following personal details: name; home and work addresses; web address data; home and work telephone numbers; mobile telephone numbers; and home and work email.

2. METHODS OF COLLECTING PERSONAL DATA

We may collect Personal Data:

  • directly from you, for example through your data input into our data processing systems on the Site via the "Investor Login" Portal; or
  • automatically each time you visit the Site, for example, the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet.

3. PURPOSES FOR COLLECTING PERSONAL DATA

Equistone collects, processes, and otherwise uses your Personal Data for purposes that are required by applicable law, regulations, collective agreements or other contracts, to allow Equistone to fulfil its business needs and legal obligations and to maintain the Site. These purposes include:

  • notifying you about information and availability of the Site in your region;
  • ensuring the proper use of IT systems;
  • measuring and monitoring the usage of business-related resources;
  • and liaising with law enforcement agencies.

Generally, our processing of your Personal Data as described in this Policy is allowed by law because we have a legitimate need to carry out the processing for the purposes described above.

We do not sell, lease, or otherwise disclose Personal Data for the purposes of commercial exploitation.

4. DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL DATA

Your Personal Data will be disclosed within Equistone only to those Equistone individuals who need access to your Personal Data to perform their duties for the purposes listed in Section 3 (Purposes for collecting Personal Data) above or where required by applicable law.

Equistone may also disclose your Personal Data to affiliated companies of the Equistone group for pursuing the purposes listed in Section 3 (Purposes for collecting Personal Data) above or where required by applicable law.

Equistone may also disclose your Personal Data to third parties providing information technology support or technical and organisational services in connection with governmental authorities or regulatory authorities for legal purposes; consultants in connection with extraordinary business events operations (e.g. mergers, acquisitions, and the like); to business partners, agents and customers; external consultants and professionals; and courts.

Equistone will exercise appropriate due diligence in the selection of its third party service providers, and require that they maintain adequate technical and organisational security measures to safeguard your Personal Data, and to process your Personal Data only as instructed by Equistone and for no other purposes.

It is understood that your Personal Data will be disclosed to third parties only as necessary in connection with the performance of contracts, Equistone's business activities and the purposes listed in Section 3 (Purposes for collecting Personal Data) above, as permitted by your consent or as otherwise authorised or permitted by the law.

5.INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER OF PERSONAL DATA

Due to the multinational character of the Equistone group of companies, some of the affiliated companies and other recipients listed in Section 4 (Disclosure of Personal Data) above may be located in countries (including the United States) that do not provide a level of data protection equivalent to that set forth by the law in your home country. Equistone will take steps to make sure that such recipients act in accordance with applicable law and provide an adequate level of protection for your Personal Data including appropriate technical and organisational security measures, also through implementation of appropriate contractual measures to secure such transfer, in compliance with the applicable law.

To the extent that we transfer, store, process or otherwise export your Personal Data to a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), unless they are located in a country which has been assessed by the European Commission as ensuring an adequate level of protection for personal data, we will do so on the basis of an agreement, designed to protect your data, in the appropriate form approved for this purpose by the European Commission – please contact us using the contact details at Section 9 (Contact us) if you would like to see a copy of any of these agreements.

6. DATA SECURITY

We maintain physical, technical, and organisational security measures to protect the Personal Data against accidental, unlawful, or unauthorised destruction, loss, alteration, disclosure, or access, whether it is processed in your local jurisdiction, the United States, or elsewhere. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. 

7. COOKIES

Our website uses cookies (including as part of Google Analytics and Google Maps) to distinguish you from other users of the Site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse the Site and also allows us to improve the Site. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our terms of use.

8. YOUR RIGHTS IN RELATION TO PROCESSING OF YOUR INFORMATION

Under applicable law, you have rights to: (i) check whether we hold Personal Data about you and to access such data; (ii) request correction or deletion of Personal Data about you that is inaccurate; and (iii) ascertain Equistone's policies and practices in relation to Personal Data.

In certain circumstances, you also may have the right to object or seek to restrict the processing of your Personal Data or delete such Personal Data in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations and to seek other legal remedies available to you in connection with the processing of your Personal Data.

In some circumstances, you may have a "data portability" right to require us to transfer your information to you or a new service provider.

We intend to keep your Personal Data accurate and up-to-date. We will retain your Personal Data in accordance with applicable law.

The Site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites may have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

You can also raise complaints or concerns about our use, or other processing, of your Personal Data with the Office of the Information Commissioner, which regulates data protection in the UK. Details are available at www.ico.org.uk.

9. CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Policy or our data privacy practices, or wish to:

  • access or review your Personal Data or learn more about who has access to your Personal Data; or
  • make another type of request or exercise your rights related to your Personal Data, please contact us at Equistone Partners Europe Limited, One New Ludgate, 60 Ludgate Hill, London EC4M 7AW.

The data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 is Equistone Partners Europe Limited, One New Ludgate, 60 Ludgate Hill, London EC4M 7AW.

10. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

We may from time to time make changes to this Policy by posting a new version to the Site. Please check back frequently to see any updates.