1. Terms and Conditions of Website Use
1.1 This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms and conditions of website use (the Terms) on which you may make use of our website www.puntersouthall.com (our site).
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 www.puntersouthall.com is a site operated by Punter Southall Holdings Limited (we or us or Punter Southall).
Punter Southall is a trading name of Punter Southall Holdings Limited. Registered office: 11 Strand, London, WC2N 5HR. Registered in England and Wales No 04807951. Our main trading address is 11 Strand, London, WC2N 5HR. Our VAT number is 782601821.
Punter Southall is the umbrella company for the following companies and businesses:
Punter Southall Limited - Registered office: 11 Strand, London, WC2N 5HR • Registered in England and Wales No 03842603.
Punter Southall DC Consulting is a trading name of Punter Southall Defined Contribution Consulting Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. FSA reference number 121328 • Registered office: 11 Strand, London, WC2N 5HR • Registered in England and Wales No. 00873463.
Punter Southall Health & Protection is a trading name of Punter Southall Health and Protection Consulting Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. FSA reference number. 120804. Registered office: 11 Strand, London, WC2N 5HR • Registered in England and Wales No. 01393888.
Punter Southall International is a trading name of Punter Southall Defined Contribution Consulting Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. FSA reference number 121328 Registered office: 11 Strand, London, WC2N 5HR • Registered in England and Wales No. 00873463.
Punter Southall Investment Consulting Limited is an appointed representative of P-Solve Investments Limited, authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. FSA reference number 528774. Registered office: 11 Strand, London, WC2N 5HR Registered in England and Wales No. 06242672.
2.2 We provide a wide range of advice and services as follows:
Punter Southall Limited advises trustees and employers of pension schemes across the United Kingdom, including: actuarial advice, pensions consultancy, pension scheme administration and trustee training.
Punter Southall DC Consulting provides consulting advice to corporate clients, for the provision of group personal pensions, salary sacrifice, group buyouts and also provides international advice to both corporates and private clients.
Punter Southall Health & Protection provides consulting advice and broking services to a corporate client base in respect of the provision of private medical insurance, group life and group income protection products.
Punter Southall Investment Consulting Limited provides strategy for occupational pension schemes by ensuring the investment strategy is properly constructed to meet the objectives of the scheme. This includes advising on (a) liability risk management; and (b) asset return and risk management.
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.
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; and
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..
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
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. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.
9.2 Any material you upload to our site 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 your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to 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.
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.
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 Richard Garmon-Jones, Group Compliance and Legal Director, Punter Southall Group Limited, 11 Strand, London, WC2N 5HR or 020 7533 1837.
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. Trade marks
14.1 Punter Southall is a UK registered trade mark of Punter Southall Group Limited.
15.1 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.
16. Your concerns
16.1 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 or 020 7533 1837.
Thank you for visiting our site.