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TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USE

1. Terms & Conditions of use

1.1 This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms and conditions of use (the Terms) on which you may make use of our website iASPIRE (our site). 

ASPIRE to retire is a trading name of Punter Southall Defined Contribution Consulting Limited. Punter Southall Defined Contribution Consulting Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA registration No. 121328.

Registered office: 11 Strand, London WC2N 5HR. Registered in England and Wales No. 873463. VAT registration No. 782601821. You can check this on the FCA's Register by visiting the FCA's website www.fca.org.uk/register/ or by contacting the FCA on 0845 606 1234.

1.2 Please read these Terms carefully before you start to use the site.

1.3 By accessing information contained on our site, visiting or using our site, you indicate that you accept these Terms and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these Terms, please refrain from accessing information on our site, visiting or using our site.

2. Information about us

2.1 iASPIRE is a site operated by Punter Southall Defined Contribution Consulting Limited. Punter Southall Defined Contribution Consulting Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA registration No. 121328. Registered office: 11 Strand, London WC2N 5HR. Registered in England and Wales No. 873463. VAT registration No. 782601821

2.2 Legal

ASPIRE to retire are specialists in the At Retirement market. ASPIRE to retire provide a range of At Retirement services delivering both advised and non-advised solutions with the primary objective of improving customer outcomes. Specific details of the services available can be obtained from the www.aspiretoretire.co.uk website or by contacting ASPIRE to retire on 0330 2020 399.

The information contained, or any opinion expressed, on this website is not intended to be construed as solicitation for the sale of any particular investment nor as providing any investment advice and does not have regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation, and particular needs of any person to whom it is presented.

The website is intended for residents of the United Kingdom and in particular the information contained on this website is not intended for distribution to or use by any person or entity in the United States of America (being residents of the United States of America or partnerships or corporations organised under the laws of the United States of America or any state or territory thereof) or any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject ASPIRE to retire or any affiliates to any requirement to be registered or authorised within such jurisdiction or country.

The information contained herein is not intended to be passed to third parties without the prior written consent of ASPIRE to retire and may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the permission of ASPIRE to retire.

The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise. An investor may not get back the amount of money invested. Past Performance is not a guide to future performance.

Foreign currency denominated investments are subject to fluctuations in exchange rates that could have a positive or adverse effect on the value of and income from the investment.

Investors should consult their professional advisers on the possible tax and other consequences of their holding any investments.

2.3 Disclaimer

The ASPIRE to retire website is intended for individuals over 18 years of age who are resident in the UK only. The website and the information contained therein should not be regarded as an offer or solicitation to conduct investments or non-investment business in any jurisdiction other than the UK. Investors who are resident in or citizens of countries other than the UK may be subject to local restrictions.

The ASPIRE to retire website may contain links to and from third parties. The information and services offered within these third party websites has been produced by companies independent of ASPIRE to retire who may not be regulated to conduct investment and non-investment business.

Any information views or opinions accessed via links from the ASPIRE to retire website are solely those of the relevant provider and are not necessarily shared by ASPIRE to retire. As such ASPIRE to retire accepts no responsibility for these third party websites.

Directors or employees within Punter Southall Group may have dealt interests in some investments referred to in the ASPIRE to retire Website or any of its links, which are covered by our conflict of interest policy.

The ASPIRE to retire website may on occasion use pop-up windows to display certain types of information, please ensure that you have disabled pop-up blockers from your browser when using our website. ASPIRE to retire will not be held liable for any loss incurred as a result of your inability to view information resulting from the use of pop-up blockers.

Please read ASPIRE to retire's Privacy Policy and Acceptable use policy.

Unless explicitly stated in writing we do not provide advice and therefore do not have a duty to ensure suitability, thus you will not be entitled to compensation from us if it is established that the service or product is not suitable. It is your responsibility to take into account your circumstances and objectives and then form a judgement as to suitability. If you are an eligible claimant under the rules of the Financial Conduct Authority, your account will be protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. You may be entitled to compensation from the scheme if we cannot meet our obligations. This depends on the type of business and the circumstances of the claim. Most types of investment business is covered for up to a maximum limit of £50,000. The deposit compensation limit is £75,000. Insurance advising and arranging is covered for 90% of the claim without any upper limit. Further information about compensation arrangements is available from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme Tel: 020 7892 7300 or email enquiries@fscs.org.uk.

The ASPIRE to retire website may contain information provided by third parties which is believed by ASPIRE to retire to be reliable and accurate. However, ASPIRE to retire does not guarantee this and accepts no liability. You agree and understand that while it may be possible to access third party websites and information through the ASPIRE to retire website this does not constitute a personal recommendation to buy, sell or otherwise trade all or any of the investment or non-investment products which may be referred to. Please read ASPIRE to retire's legal statement which applies to information on the ASPIRE to retire website.

3. Accessing our site

3.1 Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see 3.2 below). We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

3.2 From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.

3.3 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, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms.

3.4 When using our site, you must comply with the provisions of our Acceptable Use Policy http://aspiretoretire.co.uk/Documents/AcceptableUsePolicy

3.5 You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these Terms, and that they comply with them.

4. Intellectual property rights

4.1 We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

4.2 You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our site.

4.3 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.

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

4.5 You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

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

5. Reliance on information posted

5.1 Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We, therefore, disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

6. Our site changes regularly

6.1 We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

7. Our liability

The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

7.1 All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.

7.2 Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:

7.2.1 loss of income or revenue;

7.2.2 loss of business;

7.2.3 loss of profits or contracts;

7.2.4 loss of anticipated savings;

7.2.5 loss of data;

7.2.6 loss of goodwill;

7.2.7 wasted management or office time; and

7.2.8 for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.

7.3 This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

8. Information about you and your visits to our site

8.1 We process information about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy http://aspiretoretire.co.uk/Documents/PrivacyPolicy.. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

9. Uploading material to our site

9.1 Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy. http://aspiretoretire.co.uk/Documents/AcceptableUsePolicy..You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.

9.2a Any data that a registered user of iASPIRE inputs into the Retirement Dashboard (registered area of the site) will be considered confidential.

9.2b Any material (such as an article or advertisement) provided for content use on our site by a partner or third party 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 for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose the author’s identity to any third party who is claiming that any content provided for our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

9.3 We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site.

9.4 We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy http://aspiretoretire.co.uk/Documents/AcceptableUsePolicy

10. Viruses, hacking and other offences

10.1 You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

10.2 By breaching this provision, you may 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 our site will cease immediately.

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

11. Linking to our site

11.1 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, but 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.

11.2 You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

11.3 Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy. http://aspiretoretire.co.uk/Documents/AcceptableUsePolicy.pdf

11.4 If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to Stephen Greenstreet, ASPIRE to retire, Kent Enterprise House, The Links, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 7GQ.

12. Links from our site

12.1 Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

13. Jurisdiction and applicable law

13.1 The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

13.2 These Terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

14. Variations

14.1 We may revise these Terms at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these Terms may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

15. Your concerns

15.1 If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact Richard Garmon-Jones, Group Compliance and Legal Director, Punter Southall Group Limited, 11 Strand, London WC2N 5HR, richard.garmon-jones@puntersouthallgroup.com or 020 3327 5182.

15.2 If you are dissatisfied with any service or advice which you receive from us, then in the first instance please write to our Chief Executive Officer at 11 Strand, London, WC2N 5HR . We will also provide you with a copy of our internal complaints handling procedure on request. If you are subsequently not satisfied with our response to your complaint, then you can refer your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service. We can provide details of this service on request or you can find out further information at http://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk.

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