Legal Statement

Highland Europe (UK) LLP – terms and conditions of website use and website privacy policy

Last update: 24 May 2018

Terms of Use

www.higlandeurope.com is a website owned and operated by Highland Europe (UK) LLP. We are registered in England and Wales with the registered number OC375755, with the registered office 12 Golden Square, London, W1F 9JE (together with its affiliates “Highland Europe”, also referred to as “our”, “we” or “us”). Highland Europe (UK) LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

1.             By using our website, you accept these terms

1.1           By using our website, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these terms of us, you must not use our website.  We recommend that you print a copy of these terms of use for your future reference.

2.             There are other terms that may apply to you

2.1           These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our website:

·       our privacy policy;

3.             We may make changes to these terms

3.1           We may, at any time, revise these terms of use by updating this page. Every time you wish to use our website, please check these terms to ensure that you understand the terms that apply at that time.

4.             We may make changes to our website

4.1           We may update or change our website from time to time to reflect changes to our users' needs or our services. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any major changes.

5.             We may suspend or withdraw our website

5.1           Our website is made available free of charge.

5.2           We do not guarantee that our website, or any content on it, will always be available or will be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our website for business or operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension of withdrawal.

5.3           You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our website through your connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms, and that they comply with them.

6.             How you may use information and material on our website

6.1           The information contained on our website is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person in any jurisdiction where such distribution or use would be contrary to any applicable law or regulation or which would subject us or our affiliates to any registration requirements in such jurisdiction.

6.2           If you access our website outside the UK, you are responsible, to the extent permitted by local law, for compliance with any local laws relating to access.

6.3           You must not reproduce, in whole or in part, transmit (by any means), modify, link to or use for any public or commercial purpose, our website without prior written consent of us.

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

7.             Do not rely on information on our website

7.1           The information contained on our website is provided for personal use and general information and interest purposes only. It is not intended to amount to investment, legal, tax or other advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis on the content of our website.

7.2           Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our website, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our website is accurate, complete or up to date.

8.             No offer

8.1           Nothing contained on our website constitutes an offer under any applicable law or legislation or an offer to sell or a solicitation or offer to buy any securities, financial instruments or financial services. No part of our website shall form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, any contract or commitment whatsoever.

9.             We are not responsible for websites we link to

9.1           Where our website contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you obtain from them.

9.2           We do not have any control over the contents of those websites or resources linked.

10.          User-submitted materials

10.1        Our website is not intended as a method for users to convey information to us or to other users. Do not attempt to submit, upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available any information to us or other users through our website.

11.          Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you

11.1        Your use of the Website is at your sole risk. The Website is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis.

11.2        To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Highland Europe shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, or consequential loss or damage of any kind  (including, but not limited to, business interruption or loss of profits, sales, business or revenue, loss of anticipated savings, loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation, or loss of data) incurred by you, without regard to the form of action and whether in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with:

(a)            access to, performance of, browsing in or linking to other websites from our website;

(b)            reliance on any information contained on our website;

(c)             any error, fault, computer virus, hacking or other phenomenon affecting data or the transmission of data on our website;

(d)            use of our website in any way

in each case, whether or not we or any of our affiliates has been advised of the possibility of such loss or damage.

11.3        Notwithstanding the above, we do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors, and for fraud and fraudulent misrepresentation.

12.          How we may use your personal data

12.1        We will only use your personal data as set out in our privacy policy.

13.          We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them

13.1        We do not guarantee that our website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

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

13.3        You must not misuse our website by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.

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

13.5        You must not attack our website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.

13.6        By breaching this provision, you would 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 website will cease immediately.

14.          No warranty

14.1        While we try to keep the information on our website accurate and up to date, we are not responsible for, nor give any undertaking, representation or warranty as to, the accuracy, usefulness, availability, reliability or completeness of any material, information, news or opinions contained in or provided in connection with our website.

14.2        We make no warranty or representation that:

(a)            our website will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free;

(b)            that the results that may be obtained from the use of our website will be accurate or reliable;

(c)             that our website will meet your requirements; or

(d)            that any errors in our website will be corrected.

14.3        To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we expressly disclaim all warranties, conditions and other terms of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied term of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose, and any term as to the provision of services to a standard of reasonable care and skill or as to the non-infringement of any intellectual property right.

15.          Material interests. 

15.1        Highland Europe and/or any of its directors, officers and employees may have or have had interests or positions or traded in relevant securities. Furthermore, such entities or persons may have or have had a relationship with or may provide or have provided corporate finance or other services to, or serve or have served as directors of, relevant companies. Companies in which investments are made may compete with one another.

16.          UK regulatory information

16.1        Access to our website in the UK is provided solely by Highland Europe (UK) LLP. Highland Europe (UK) LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (registered number OC375755) whose registered address is 12 Golden Square, London, W1F 9JE.

17.          Our intellectual property

17.1        "Highland Europe" and the logos and trade marks ("Marks") displayed on our website are either trade marks or registered trade marks in the UK and/or other countries. Highland Europe reserves all rights on its behalf and on behalf of any third party which is authorized to display materials or marks on our website with respect to copyright and trade mark ownership of all material on our website, including Highland Capital Partners LLC, which has granted to Highland Europe a license to use the marks ‘Highland’ and ‘Highland Europe’, subject to certain licence terms and conditions. 

17.2        You are not permitted to use these Marks without the prior written consent of Highland Europe or such third party as may own the Mark.  No licence or right under any patent, trade mark or copyright of Highland Europe or any third party is granted herein.  Copying or downloading material from our website does not transfer title to any material on our website to you.

18.          Which country's laws apply to any disputes

18.1        All matters relating to your access to, and use of, our website, these terms of use and our Privacy Policy shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales.

18.2        Any legal action or proceeding relating to your access to, or use of, our website shall be instituted in a court in the stated jurisdiction, and no other venue.

        

Website Privacy Policy

Highland Europe (UK) LLP value your privacy, and want to be accountable and fair to you, as well as transparent with you in the way that we collect and use your information through our website. In line with these values, this privacy policy tells you what to expect when we collect and use information about you through our website.

Even though we do not process your personal information through our website, we recognise that you may visit our website in order to find out more about us and our services. For that reason, this privacy policy provides you with information about how you can contact us if you have any concerns about whether and how we collect your personal data.

We are always looking to improve the information we provide to our customers and contacts, so if you have any feedback on this privacy policy, please let us know by sending an email to david@highlandeurope.com.

1. Important information and who we are;

2. What information we collect, and how we use it;

3. Links to other websites;

4. Changes to this privacy policy; and

5. Further questions and how to make a complaint.

1.              Important information and who we are

Purpose of this privacy policy

This privacy policy aims to give you information on how Highland Europe (UK) LLP collects and processes your personal data through your use of this website.

It is important that you read this privacy policy together with any other privacy notice or fair processing notice that we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your information. This policy supplements other notices and is not intended to override them.

This website is not intended for children, and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.

Who we are

We are Highland Europe (UK) LLP. If you need it, our registered number is OC375755, and our registered office is 12 Golden Square, London, W1F 9JE. All references to "our", "us", or "we" in this privacy policy are references to Highland Europe (UK) LLP. All references to "our website" in this privacy policy are references to the website owned by us at www.highlandeurope.com.

We are the data controller of the personal information that we process through our website and are therefore responsible for that personal information.

Your confirmation to us

Please read this privacy policy carefully to understand how we handle your personal information. By engaging with us in the ways set out in this privacy policy, you confirm that you have read and understood the entirety of this privacy policy, as it applies to you.

2.              What information we collect, and how we use it

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been fully removed (i.e. anonymised data).

Our website is intended as an informational platform for your use. The only information that we collect as you navigate our website relates to your browser type, domain type and operating system. None of this information is classed as personal information, since it cannot be used to identify you individually as you browse our website.

We collect this information in order to ensure that our website functions as best it can on your device.

3.              Links to other websites

Our website may contain hyperlinks to websites that are not operated by us. These hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of such third-party websites or any association with their operators. This privacy policy only applies to personal information that we collect or which we receive from third party sources, and we cannot be responsible for personal information about you that is collected and stored by third parties.

Third party websites have their own terms and conditions and privacy policies, and you should read these carefully before you submit any personal information to these websites. We do not endorse or otherwise accept any responsibility or liability for the content of such third party websites or third party terms and conditions or policies.

4.              Changes to our privacy policy

We may update our privacy policy from time to time. Any changes we make to our policy will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by post or email. Please check back regularly to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

5.              Further questions and how to make a complaint

If you have any queries or complaints about this policy or wish to discuss anything relating to our treatment of your personal data through this website, please contact ronan@highlandeurope.com. We will investigate and attempt to resolve any such complaint or dispute regarding the use or disclosure or your personal data.

You may also make a complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office, or the data protection regulator in the country where you usually live or work, or where an alleged infringement of the General Data Protection Regulation has taken place. Alternatively, you may seek a remedy through the courts if you believe your rights have been breached.