Terms

Version dated 24 June 2016

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using this Website.

These terms and conditions (“terms”) constitute a legal agreement between you, as a guest or a registered user of the VentureFounders website (the “Website”) found at www.venturefounders.co.uk and Venture Founders Limited (“VentureFounders”, “we” or “us”). This policy sets out the principles governing your use of our Website.

By continuing to use the Website you are deemed to have agreed to be bound by this policy. If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use the Website. Use of the Website includes accessing, browsing or registering to use the Website.

From time to time we may update these terms by amending this page. We encourage you to review this page periodically to inform yourself as to the latest terms and conditions applicable to you.

Other Applicable Terms

The following additional terms also apply to your use of our Website:

  • Our Privacy Policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our Website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
  • Our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the cookies on our Website.

About us

This Website is operated by Venture Founders Limited. We are a private limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 08636143. Our registered office is at The Treehouse, 116-120 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7DP.

Venture Founders Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN No: 613006) and we are subject to its rules, including the applicable rules in the FCA’s Handbook of rules and guidance. Nothing in these Terms of Business shall exclude any liability of us to you arising under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, any regulations made under it or the FCA Rules.

Use of the Website

Our Website is made available free of charge.

Our Website is directed to people residing in the United Kingdom. We do not represent that content available on or through our Website is appropriate or available in other locations. We may limit the availability of our Website or any service or product described on our Website to any person or geographic area at any time. If you choose to access our Website from outside the United Kingdom, you do so at your own risk.

Save as may be expressly provided to the contrary:

  • You use the Website and the information on it and enter into transactions through the Website entirely at your own risk;
  • We make no warranty or representation (express or implied) that the Website will meet your requirements, that it will be of satisfactory quality, that it will be fit for a particular purpose;
  • We make no warranty or representation (express or implied) that the Website will not infringe the rights of third parties;
  • We do not guarantee that our Website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to the Website may be suspended, withdrawn or discontinued by us at any time without notice and without any reason being given. We may also vary the content of the Website and the service we provide on the Website without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
  • We make no warranty or representation as to the accuracy of the information provided on the Website. Please note that the information on our Website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.
  • We make no warranty or representation that the Website will be compatible with all systems. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your Internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

Advice

Nothing on the Website is intended to constitute, nor should it be construed as financial, investment, legal or tax advice (or advice of any other nature). Nothing on the Website should not be relied upon when making any decisions or taking any action of any kind.

You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking or refraining from, any action on the basis of the contents of the Website.

Interactive Services

We may from time to time provide interactive services on our Website, including, without limitation, a question and answer facility.

Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).

We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our Website, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our Website, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.

Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.

Intellectual Property

All intellectual property rights in the Website, and in the material published on it, is owned by us, our affiliates or third parties with whom we do business. Such rights are protected by United Kingdom and international intellectual property laws and other relevant laws.  All rights in the intellectual property are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our Website for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our Website. If you wish to make any use of content on our Website other than linking to our home page, please contact us.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our Website must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content on our Website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our Website in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Links Between Websites

This Website may contain links to other websites. Unless we expressly state otherwise, you should assume that these other websites are not under the control of or in any way affiliated with VentureFounders. We assume no responsibility for the content of such websites, and we expressly disclaim liability for any and all forms of loss or damage arising out of the use of them. If we include a link to another website, that does not mean that we endorse that other website or in any way recommend that you should use it or take any responsibility for the content of such website.

You may link to our home page, provided 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 our Website in any website that is not owned by you.

Our Website must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our Website other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

 Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not knowingly introduce bugs, logic bombs, spyware, adware, keystroke loggers, viruses, trojans, worms or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful (together “Viruses”) to the Website. You must not attack this Website via a denial-of-service attack. You must not use the Website to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation.

You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which the Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to this Website.

Any breach, or attempted breach of this provision may constitute a criminal offence.  We will report any such breach to the relevant authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity and any other details we hold in relation to you to them.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our Website. You should use your own virus protection software.

Limitation of Liability

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our Website or any content on it, whether express or implied.

We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  • use of, or inability to use, our Website; or
  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our Website.

If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:

  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  • business interruption;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Website or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

To the maximum extent permitted by law, we accept no liability for any direct or indirect loss or damage, foreseeable or otherwise, including any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from your use of the Website or any information contained in it, and you use the Website and any information displayed on it or accessed through it entirely at your own risk.

In certain limited circumstances we will accept a duty of care to you in relation to activities you undertake through the Website. Such duty or care and any resulting liability is only accepted where it is expressly and specifically agreed to by us in a separate agreement between you and VentureFounders.

Nothing in these terms of business is intended to limit or otherwise affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law or regulation.

Suspension and Termination

Failure to comply with these terms may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our Website.
  • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our Website.
  • Issue of a warning to you.
  • Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
  • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of these terms. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

General

We have made every effort to ensure that these terms comply with the relevant provisions of the UK Consumer Rights Act 2015 and other applicable laws. However, in the event that any of these provisions are found to be unlawful, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, that provision is to be deemed severed from these terms of business (in the jurisdiction(s) where it is illegal only) and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of this document.

In the event that either you or we fail to exercise any right or remedy contained in these terms of business, that does not mean you or we (as applicable) have waived that right or remedy and so shall not be construed as a waiver.

In making or seeking investment(s) through the Website, you will be required to agree to the terms of certain other agreements setting out the specific terms of the particular transaction you are entering into with us or others. These terms (and the other policies referred to therein) will continue to apply to you even after you have agreed to such additional agreement(s). If there is a conflict between these terms and/or our other policy and/or any subsequent or additional agreement that you enter into, the terms of the subsequent or additional agreement will take priority.

Governing Law

These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Contact Us

If you wish to communicate with us about anything related to these terms, you may do so by sending an email to info@venturefounders.co.uk or by post to Venture Founders Limited, The Treehouse, 116-120 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7DP.