WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
These terms (and any documents referred to in them) tell you the terms on which you may make use of the NorthEdge Capital LLP website (the “Website”). Please read these terms carefully prior to use of the Website. By using the Website, you confirm your acceptance to these terms. If you do not agree to these terms, you should exit the Website immediately and refrain from using it.
1. INFORMATION ABOUT US
1.1 We are NorthEdge Capital LLP. We are a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales at Companies House.
1.2 Our registered office is 6th Floor Vantage Point, Hardman Street Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3HF registered number OC345118
1.3 You can contact us by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 0845 340 9600
2. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
2.1 This Website is owned by NorthEdge Capital LLP and any and all intellectual property rights in the Website including, but not limited to, copyright and database rights and any logos or trademarks (whether registered or unregistered) are owned by and remain the property of NorthEdge Capital LLP (or its third party licensors as applicable) at all times.
2.2 You may print off one copy and may download extracts of the content on the Website for your personal reference and may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our Website, provided that:
2.2.1 Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as authors of material on the Website must always be acknowledged;
2.2.2 You do not use any part of the content on the Website for commercial purposes without our prior written consent;
2.2.3 You do not modify in any way the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded, including the removal of any copyright or other proprietary notices contained in the website;
2.2.4 Any information on the Website which is marked as being confidential is treated as such and is not disclosed to any third party; and
2.3 You agree that you will not use any part of the Website to:
2.3.1 commit or encourage any criminal offence;
2.3.2 send or receive any material which is offensive, or which may be abusive, indecent, obscene or menacing, or in breach of confidence, copyright, privacy or any other rights. In the event we believe any material falls within any or all of these categories, we shall be entitled to remove it without notice;
2.3.3 collect or store personal data about other users;
2.3.4 insert or knowingly or recklessly transmit or distribute a virus, worm, trojan horses, time bombs, trap doors or any other computer code, files or programs or repetitive requests designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or to diminish the quality of, interfere with the performance of or impair the functionality of this Website;
2.3.5 upload, post, email or otherwise transmit or post links to any content that facilitates hacking;
2.3.6 hack into any aspect of this Website;
2.3.7 upload, post, email or otherwise transmit links to any content that infringes the intellectual property rights of any third party;
2.3.8 circumvent or attempt to seek to circumvent, any of the security safeguards of this Website;
2.3.9 cause annoyance to other people accessing this Website;
2.3.10 send any unsolicited advertising or other promotional material, commonly referred to as “spam”, “junk mail”, “chain letters”, “pyramid schemes” or any other form of solicitation by email or by any other electronic means;
2.3.11 send email or any other type of electronic message with the intention or result of affecting the performance or functionality or any computer facilities; or
2.3.12 permit any third party to do any of the above.
2.5 Paragraph 2.2 does not apply to content contained on third party websites.
2.6 No links to the Website may be included on any other site without our prior written consent. You are not entitled to modify or redistribute the contents of the Website.
3.1 This Site is not directed at, or intended for distribution to or use by, any person or entity who is a citizen or resident of or located in any jurisdiction where such distribution, publication, availability or use would be contrary to applicable law or regulation or which would subject us to any registration or licensing requirement within such jurisdiction. Neither this website as a whole nor any part hereof shall constitute an offer of or the solicitation of an offer to invest, nor shall there be any sale of any investments or commitments in connection with this website in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful, including the United Kingdom. The contents of this website do not constitute investment, legal, tax or other advice and should not be taken as such NorthEdge Capital LLP undertakes venture capital, corporate finance and fund management regulated activities and does not offer investment advice to retail clients as defined in the FCA handbook COBS 3.4. The regulated services provided by NorthEdge Capital LLP are accessible to Eligible Counterparties , Professional clients and Retail clients as defined in COBS 3.4,3.5 & 3.6 or in the case of Fund investors COBs 4.12 of the Financial Conduct Authority handbook. As the firm is not permitted to advise Retail clients this means that the same levels of protection afforded to Retail Clients may not be available to perspective regulated activity clients of the firm. Please seek independent professional financial and legal advice if you are unsure of your categorisation or if you wish to find out more about the products or services on this website.
3.2 The content made available on the Website is intended for general information purposes only and is provided on an “as is” basis. It does not constitute advice or the making of any recommendation and the content on the Website should not be relied upon as the basis for any decision or action. We exclude to the fullest extent permitted by law any and all liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage arising as a result of the access to and use of the Website or reliance on the content contained on it.
3.3 We aim to ensure the Website is updated regularly. However, we are under no obligation to update the material contained on the Website and cannot guarantee that the content will always be completely up to date. For this reason, we make no warranties or representations and do not give any undertakings either express or implied about any of the content of the Website (including, without limitation, the accuracy, completeness or fitness for purpose of such content or that your use of our Website will not infringe the rights of third parties or for any alleged or actual infringement of third party intellectual property rights). The use of information obtained from the Website is at your sole discretion and risk.
3.4 Articles may be added to the content of our Website. Such articles will be added to the content of the Website at our sole discretion. Any material submitted will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of such articles and exclude to the fullest extent permitted by law any and all liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage arising as a result of the access to and use of such articles or reliance on their content.
3.5 We take reasonable precautions to prevent viruses and malicious code on the website, but you are responsible for ensuring that anything downloaded from the Website is suitable for use on your computer and is free from viruses and malicious code and we exclude to the fullest extent permitted by law any and all liability that may arise in connection with or as a result of any failure to do so.
3.6 We do not represent, warrant or undertake that the use of the Website will be uninterrupted or error free.
3.7 Any transmission, downloading or sending of any information from this Website does not create any contractual relationship.
4. RISK WARNING
4.1 Some of the products offered/communicated may relate to investments in unlisted securities which carry a high degree of risk due to its illiquid nature, Investments may fall as well as rise and you may not get back all you have invested. Past performance should not be seen as an indication of future results.
4.2 No representation or warranty is given that the information or opinions contained in this website are accurate, reliable or complete. Any information contained within this website is subject to amendment, revision or updating. NorthEdge Capital LLP reserves the right to suspend or withdraw access to the pages of this site without notice at any time and accepts no responsibility for these pages not being available at all times.
4.3 Users of this website must not transmit any virus, ‘worm’, ‘Trojan horse’, or other item of a destructive nature to this site and it is the user’s responsibility to ensure that whatever is downloaded or selected for use from the site is free from such items. This site is governed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. By accessing the site, you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and any adjudication they make in respect of litigation arising in connection with the site
5. THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
5.1 While we retain the right to establish hypertext links *between the Website and any third party website, if you choose to use such a hypertext link you will leave the Website. Once you leave the Website, whether or not you realise that you are leaving, we are not responsible in any way for the content of any other website that you enter. We exclude to the fullest extent permitted by law any and all liability whatsoever or howsoever arising in connection with or as a result of such external website content causing any damage, costs, injury or financial loss of any kind.
5.2 You agree not to create any hypertext links or deep links *between this Website and any third party site without our express prior written consent.
5.3 *Hypertext links are a means by which visitors can swap from one website to another or from one page to another within the same site. **A deep link is like a hypertext link but takes the visitor into the website bypassing the homepage on the third party website.
6.1 While we try to ensure that any events advertised on the Website will run in accordance with the programme as advertised, changes to the programme may be necessary. We will endeavour to post a notice of the changes on the Website as soon as is reasonably possible, however we will not be liable for any loss resulting from any such change.
7.1 Information is an asset and NorthEdge Capital LLP acknowledges that there is a corporate responsibility to safe guard such information provided to us by our clients. NorthEdge Capital LLP has in place policies and procedures with regards to office and Data security and Data protection and we are fully committed to comply with our obligations as set out in the Data Protection Act 1998. If you require full details of the information on what type of information we hold on our clients and how we safeguard this information, please contact the firm’s Compliance Officer.
8.1 We are committed to working with our clients to achieve best client outcomes, and we welcome feedback and the opportunity to improve our service. Please direct any complaints or queries to the firm’s compliance officer in writing in the first instance as follows:
Dan Wright, Compliance Officer, NorthEdge Capital LLP, 6th Floor Hardman Street, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3HF
8.2 Although the firm does not have Retail clients, the firm is committed to achieving best client outcomes. The firm has a complaints policy and procedures and as such we will acknowledge receipt of your compliant / inquiry, in writing, and endeavour to resolve any issues as soon as is practicably possible, however sometimes matters may take longer to investigate, in this instance we will keep you informed and will provide you with our final written response within eight weeks of compliant receipt.
9. TCF POLICY STATEMENT
9.1 The firm is committed to Treating customers fairly and as such has a TCF policy which sets out the firms procedures and obligations. Although the firm does not have Retail clients, it does have a duty to achieve best clients outcomes and adhere to the FCA handbook rule PRIN 2.1.1R, and the TCF initiative which as per principle 6 states “A firm must pay due regard to the interests of its customers and treat them fairly”.
10. ANTI-BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION POLICY
10.1 NorthEdge Capital LLP is committed to apply the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity in its business activities. Every employee and individual acting on behalf of NorthEdge Capital LLP is responsible for conducting business honestly and professionally.
10.2 NorthEdge Capital LLP benefits from carrying out business in a transparent and ethical way and by helping to ensure that there is honest, open and fair competition in our sectors. Where there is a level playing field NorthEdge Capital LLP can lead the market through innovation and by delivering excellent services and products to its customers.
10.3 NorthEdge Capital LLP does not tolerate any form of bribery by, or of, its employees or any persons or companies acting for it or on its behalf. The Board and senior management are committed to implementing and enforcing effective systems to prevent, monitor and eliminate bribery, in accordance with the Bribery Act 2010.
10.4 NorthEdge Capital LLP has issued an Anti Bribery policy in order to prevent and prohibit bribery and corruption. The Anti Bribery policy applies to all employees and they are required to familiarise themselves and comply with the policy.
10.5 A bribe is a financial advantage or other reward that is offered to, given to, or received by an individual or company (whether directly or indirectly) to induce or influence that individual or company to perform public or corporate functions or duties improperly.
10.6 Employees and others acting for or on behalf of NorthEdge Capital LLP are strictly prohibited from making, soliciting or receiving any bribes or unauthorised payments. As part of its Anti-bribery measures, NorthEdge Capital LLP is committed to engage only in transparent, proportionate, reasonable and legitimate hospitality and promotional expenditure.
10.7 A breach of NorthEdge Capital LLP anti bribery policy by an employee will be treated as grounds for disciplinary action, which may result in a finding of gross misconduct and immediate dismissal. Employees and other individuals acting NorthEdge Capital LLP should note that bribery is a criminal offence that may result in up to 10 years imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine for the individual and an unlimited fine for NorthEdge Capital LLP.
10.8 NorthEdge Capital LLP will not conduct business with service providers, agents or representatives that do not support the NorthEdge Capital LLP anti-bribery and corruption objectives.
10.9 The success of NorthEdge Capital LLP anti-bribery measures depends on everyone playing their part in helping to detect and eradicate bribery. Therefore, all employees and others acting for, or on behalf of, NorthEdge Capital LLP are encouraged to report any suspicious activity to the Compliance Officer. NorthEdge Capital LLP Partners will support any individuals who make such a report in good faith. NorthEdge Capital LLP does not hold any responsibility for contractors or agents whom act on their own initiative and do not comply with the firms anti bribery policy despite agreeing to do so, and reserves the right not to deal with any persons or firms who do not agree to the firms anti bribery policy. Acceptance of our policy is deemed as acceptance of compliance with the firm’s policy.