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Legal Notices


Version 3


Last updated: 15/07/13


Please read these Legal Notices carefully before using this site. The BVCA reserves the right to update these Legal Notices from time to time and you should review these periodically for changes and updates. If you do not accept the terms and conditions in this Legal Notice you may not make further use of this website.


Notice of Intellectual Property Rights and Liability




The copyright and other intellectual property rights in all text, information, graphics and any other materials on this website are owned by or licensed to the BVCA (British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association). You may print or download extracts from this website for your personal reference only, provided that you may not amend, alter or modify such materials. Neither this website nor any part of it may be otherwise copied, reproduced, distributed or retransmitted in electronic or other media, including without limitation, in any other website or database without our prior written permission.




The "BVCA", the "British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association" and the BVCA logo and any other names, images and logos identifying the BVCA are either trademarks or registered trademarks of the BVCA. This website may also contain the registered and unregistered trademarks and logos of third parties which are used on this website with the permission of such third party.




The content of this website is based on information available to the BVCA as at the time of editing and accordingly may not remain current. The information has not been verified by the BVCA and no responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of the BVCA for any errors, omissions, or misleading statements.


The website is provided as an information guide only and the BVCA is not responsible for any consequences arising out of the use of or reliance on this information, and does not accept any liability for any loss incurred. In particular, nothing herein constitutes specific legal or business advice nor should it be taken as such. Parties in need of such advice are urged to consult their legal advisers, bankers, brokers, accountants or other professional advisers.


No reference to any organisation, company or individual, whether on these pages or other websites to which these pages are linked shall imply any warranty as to its standing or capability on the part of the BVCA.


The website is provided on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis. The BVCA reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify, suspend or discontinue the website or any part of it without notice.


The BVCA hereby excludes to the fullest extent permitted by law, any warranty express or implied, as to the quality, fitness for purpose, accuracy, timeliness, completeness, performance or availability of this website or any part of it. The BVCA shall not be liable for any loss or damages, whether arising in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise arising from or in connection with this website, its contents, its unavailability or any interruption or delay in access to the website for whatever reason.


The BVCA does not seek to exclude its liability for death or personal injury arising from its negligence. This website contains materials produced by third parties and the BVCA accepts no responsibility or liability in respect of any such third party materials. This website also contains links to third party websites which are outside of the BVCA's control. The BVCA is not responsible for, and accepts no liability for, the materials appearing on such third party websites and does not endorse such websites or any goods or services referred to therein.


Privacy Policy


Your privacy is important to us. Any information which you provide about yourself or any third party will be used by the BVCA in accordance with applicable data protection laws.


When you visit this site, the BVCA does not collect any personal identifying information about you. We do not use individual information for commercial purposes nor do we share this information with any other organisation. You will not receive any email from the BVCA simply as a result of visiting our site.


BVCA Members' Data


Our members' contact details and company data are only available on this site through a specific search engine which is acccessible to registered BVCA members and BVCA Member Directory subscribers. This contact data cannot be downloaded as a file for unsolicited mailings and the BVCA prohibits use of this data for this purpose under its terms and conditions.


The data contained in our member firms' BVCA Member Directory profiles (hereafter referred to as 'Company Profiles') are managed by a designated administrative contact ('Main Contact') at each Member Company; this Main Contact is confirmed by the Member Company at the time of their application for BVCA membership. The Main Contact is authorised under the terms of BVCA membership to add or remove key information about the Member Company, including key contacts and their Member Company's associated email addresses to the BVCA Member Directory. The data is supplied entirely at the discretion of the Member Company. By becoming a member of the BVCA, the Main Contact and Member Company thereby agree to comply with the BVCA Acceptable Use Policy outlined below and to take full responsibility for the factual accuracy and integrity of the data contained in their Company Profile.


The Member Company controls what information is made available to BVCA Member Directory subscribers, both in the online BVCA Member Directory and the printed BVCA Member Directory. By adding contacts to their BVCA Member Directory Company Profile, the Main Contact thereby acts on behalf of the Member Company and authorises the BVCA to send member communications to these contacts and any other contacts registered on the website with a verified email address associated with and approved by the Member Company. BVCA members may choose to update their subscription preferences at any time via the website or links in emails received from the BVCA.


The BVCA makes no representations or warranties whatsoever as to the accuracy of the information contained on the website. The BVCA expressly disclaims all liability and responsibility for any reliance placed on content posted on the website by Main Contacts or other individuals at Member Companies. The BVCA expressly disclaims all liability and responsibility for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user arising from any reliance placed on content posted on the website by Main Contacts or other individuals at Member Companies or incurred by anyone who may be informed of this content, whether directly or indirectly, resulting from inaccuracies, defects, errors (whether typographical or otherwise), omissions, out-of-date information or otherwise. Direct, indirect or consequential loss and damage shall include but not be limited to loss of profits or contracts, loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of goodwill and wasted expenditure or management time.


BVCA Website Usage Data


The BVCA does gather information about how the site is used. For instance, our web server automatically collects each visitor's domain name (the internet name of the organization through which the visitor connects to the site). We also collect aggregate information about users' visits; such as when the site is visited most often and which areas of the site are accessed most often. We use the automatically collected information to analyse how to improve our site.


The BVCA stores personal information on those customers who have ordered either hard or electronic publications from this website and those booking training courses and/or events. The BVCA does not share this information with any other organisation. The information held on you is stored securely.


Cookie Policy


The BVCA site uses cookies for identification within the shopping facility.


A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.


We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.


You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


How to block or remove cookies


You have the ability to change the settings on your internet browser to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is set, or not to receive cookies at any time, although this may mean that some services on our sites cannot then be provided to you.


If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies.  


For guidance regarding the deletion of GKN cookies please refer to the following links:


Google Chrome

Microsoft Internet Explorer





Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site and you will prevent us from obtaining valuable analytics information that helps us improve the content and functionality of our site.


Acceptable Use Policy


Our acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and the BVCA under which you may access the website (referred to as the 'website'). This acceptable use policy applies to all users of the website.


By accessing the website, you agree to abide by our acceptable use policy. We may revise this acceptable use policy 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 make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the website.


Prohibited uses


You may use the website for lawful purposes. You may not use the website:


in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation

in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect

to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our privacy policy

to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam)

to transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or code designed to affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.


You agree to the following terms:


not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of the website in contravention of the provisions of our terms of use

not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt any part of the website, any equpiment or network on which the website is stored or any software used in the provision of the website.


Content standards


These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to the website (including but not limited to the BVCA Member Directory and member-only sections of the website) and to any interactive services associated with them. As a user of the BVCA website, you agree to abide by the following content standards.


All material contributed to the website:


must be factually accurate and must not misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or company

must comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted

must not contain any material which is defamatory of any person

must not contain any material which is obscene, offensive, inflammatory, violent or sexually explicit

must not infringe any copyright, database right or trademark of any other person

must not be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party

must not promote any illegal activity

must not be threatening, abusive or invasive of the privacy of other users

must not give the impression that it emanates from, or is representative of the views of, the BVCA, if this is not the case

must not advocate, promote or assist in any unlawful act such as copyright infringement or computer misuse.


Suspension and termination


We will determine at our discretion whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of the website. When a breach of this policy has occured, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.


Failure to comply with our acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of the terms and conditions of use of the website and may result in the BVCA taking all or any of the following actions:


Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the website

Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to the website

Issuing a written warning to you

Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach

Further legal action against you

Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.


Governing Law


This website including these Legal Notices are governed by English law and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising from or in connection with this website.


You may be subject to additional terms and conditions if you use any of our other services.


If you have any queries related to our Legal Notices, please contact us by email or telephone: / +44(0)20 7492 0400.




The BVCA has made every effort to ensure that this website is accessible to a variety of users. If you have any questions regarding the accessibility of our website, please contact us by email or telephone:  / +44(0)20 7492 0400.











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