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The Scottish Investment Trust PLC  

Website Terms and Conditions of Use

Important: all access to and use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions.

This website (www.thescottish.co.uk) is owned and operated by The Scottish Investment Trust PLC (“Scottish Investment Trust”). Any financial promotion included in this website has been approved by its wholly owned subsidiary SIT Savings Limited (“SIT Savings”), which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Entry to and any use of this website constitutes your agreement to abide and be bound by the terms and conditions set out below (the “Terms and Conditions”) and as amended from time to time. Furthermore, due to the legal and regulatory restrictions applicable to the promotion of investment saving schemes, it is essential that you read, understand and accept these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions are in addition to any other agreements entered into between you and the Scottish Investment Trust and/or SIT Savings.

If you do not agree to any of the Terms and Conditions, please leave this website immediately. If you have any queries relating to these Terms and Conditions, please e-mail us by clicking on this link.

1. Parties

These Terms and Conditions, and your acceptance thereof, form a contract between you (“you”) and Scottish Investment Trust and SIT Savings (together “the companies”).
The Scottish Investment Trust PLC (“Scottish Investment Trust”) is registered in Scotland with company number SC001651 and has its registered office at 6 Albyn Place, Edinburgh, EH2 4NL. It is an investment company within the meaning of section 833 of the Companies Act 2006.

SIT Savings Limited (“SIT Savings”) is registered in Scotland with company number SC091859 and has its registered office at 6 Albyn Place, Edinburgh, EH2 4NL. It is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), 25 The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HS (FRN 125495).

2. Regulatory information

This website is intended for your personal, non-commercial use only, unless you and the companies have agreed otherwise in writing.

SIT Savings’ products are available to United Kingdom residents only and the information and products contained within this website should only be accessed by United Kingdom residents. By proceeding, you are representing and warranting that you are not resident in a jurisdiction outwith the United Kingdom. If you are unable to make this representation and to give this warranty, you should leave this website immediately.

The information contained in this website is not intended to be an offer or solicitation to deal in investments in any way in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or distribution would be unlawful, including, but not limited to, the United States of America.

We strongly recommend that you refer to the Key Features documents relating to all of the products available or referred to on this website before applying for any product or securities available on or referred to within this website.

SIT Savings is the provider of the savings products referred to within this website and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. SIT Savings is not authorised to offer investment advice to individual investors and nothing contained within this website should be considered to be or relied upon as constituting investment advice. Unless otherwise specified in this website, it is your responsibility to determine the suitability of any investment for you based on your own objectives and your own personal and financial situation. You are strongly recommended to take independent financial, tax and/or legal advice before entering into any financial transaction or applying for any of our products.

You are advised that the levels and bases of, and reliefs available from, taxation can change, and any present or future tax reliefs available in respect of an investment in a SIT Savings’ product depend on your individual circumstances. Market and currency movements may cause the value of investments and the income and other returns from them to fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invested when you decide to sell your investments.

The price of any securities mentioned within this website and the income payable on these securities may go down as well as up and any past performance figures are not indicative of future performance. Changes in exchange rates may cause the value of underlying overseas investments to go down as well as up.

The Scottish Investment Trust has a long term policy of borrowing money to invest in equities in the expectation that this will improve returns and should stockmarkets fall, such borrowings would magnify losses on these investments. For planning purposes, an investment in the Scottish Investment Trust should be viewed as a long term commitment.

3. Intellectual Property Rights

The intellectual property rights in this website, and any information or other material made available on this website, are owned by the companies or used by us under licence and are protected by the copyright laws of the United Kingdom, international copyright treaties and all other applicable copyright and intellectual property laws.

You are entitled to copy any information or other material contained on this website for your own personal non-commercial viewing purposes only, but you may not otherwise copy, distribute or modify such information and materials.

You may not remove any trade marks, product identification, copyright notices or legends or other notices or proprietary restrictions from any of the information or other materials contained on this website, except with the prior written consent of the companies.

Any unauthorised use, downloading, retransmission or other copying or modification of any of the information or other materials on this website (including any text, graphics, designs or logos) may be in breach of statutory or common law rights which could be the subject of legal action. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by the companies.

4. Trade marks

“STOCKPLAN” and “STOCKPLAN: A Flying Start” are UK registered trade marks of SIT Savings.

5. Content and variation

You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful or offensive material or any material which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, likely to give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violates any law. No links may be created to this website without the prior written consent of the companies.

The information, content, materials and functions contained in this website including, without limitation, text, graphics, links or other items are provided on an “as is” basis, and to the fullest extent permitted by law, the companies accept no liability in respect thereof and  the companies do not warrant that any defects or inaccuracies will be corrected. All content on this website is presented as at the date indicated and such content may be subsequently superseded by market events for any reason.

While we have taken all reasonable care to ensure that the information contained within this website is accurate, current and complies with all applicable UK legislation and regulations as at the date of issue, errors or omissions may occur as a result of circumstances which are beyond its control. We reserves the right at any time and without notice to change, amend or otherwise vary the content of this website and by virtue of you continuing to use this website you accept such changes, amendments or variations.

Although every effort will be made by us to ensure that the information is updated regularly and that such updates are accurate, we accept no liability for any loss or damage suffered by you as a result of reliance upon such amendments or updates. In view of the above, we advise you to confirm, assess and/or seek independent advice on the accuracy of any information before seeking to rely on such information.

6. Data protection

The use of this website is subject to your acceptance of the companies’ Privacy Policy, which sets out full details of our data protection policy and shall be deemed to be incorporated within these Terms and Conditions.

7. Liability

7.1     Nothing in the Terms and Conditions shall be deemed to limit the companies liability for:

(a)      death or personal injury caused by the companies negligence, its directors, agents, officers or representatives;
(b)      fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
(c)       any liability which cannot by law be restricted or limited.

7.2      Subject to clause 7.1 above, the companies shall not be liable for the following types of loss or damage from claims arising out of or relating to this website, howsoever caused and whether such claims are based on negligence, breach of contract, strict liability, breach of statutory duty or otherwise:

(a)       loss of profits, business, contracts, revenue, goodwill or anticipated savings (whether such loss is   direct or indirect, foreseeable or otherwise); or
(b)       indirect or consequential loss.

7.3      Subject to clause 7.1 above, the companies shall not be liable for any loss or damage which may arise from or in connection with the use of or inability to use, interruption to, delay or the unavailability, operation or transmission of, this website, or from a computer 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 this website or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

The companies exclude all liability for any loss arising as a result of a cause which is beyond our control, including failure of electronic or mechanical equipment of any kind, failure of communication systems (including telephone, cable or internet), unauthorised access, theft, operator error or any other event of force majeure.

We are not responsible for nor shall it be liable for the content of other websites which are linked on this website. The provision by us of a link to another website from this website does not constitute any authorisation by us to you to access materials held at that location, nor is it evidence of any endorsement by us of the information, content or other material held, published or made available there. You will be notified at the point that you leave this website (and the protection within it) when using any such link and you access the external website at your own risk.

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall limit SIT Savings liability under the regulatory system.

The companies operates this website from Scotland and makes no representation that the information contained on this website is appropriate or available for use in other locations outside the United Kingdom.

We reserve the right to terminate your access to and use of this website at any time and for any reason without prior notice.

8. Changes to these Terms and Conditions

We may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by amending this page.
Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.

9. Governing law and jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Scots law. You agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts. You are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of the country from which you are accessing this website.

© 2016 The Scottish Investment Trust PLC. All rights reserved
Last updated 2017