The Social Stock Exchange Website: Terms and Conditions of Use

  1. Welcome – Agreeing to be bound by our terms and conditions

Welcome to The Social Stock Exchange website. These terms and conditions govern your use of our website: (the Website). These terms and conditions apply irrespective of the way you access the Website, and the device you use to do so.

If you access and use the Website, you automatically agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

These terms and conditions were last updated on 1 March 2016. This site is intended for  users within the European Economic Area (EEA) only, The Social Stock Exchange will not engage with any activities of any kind or with any company or person who is outside the EEA.  These terms may be updated from time to time and, if they are, the new terms and conditions will appear on this part of our Website. If you access and use the Website after our terms and conditions have been updated, you will automatically agree to be bound by the revised terms and conditions from the moment you begin to use the Website. If you are not prepared to be bound by those terms and conditions, you must leave the Website immediately.

  1. Principal purpose of the Website

The principal purpose of the Website is to provide permitted Website users with regularly updated news and information. Although the Website may contain generic advice or factual information about impact investments that are regulated investments in the United Kingdom, the Exchange cannot, does not, and will not, give regulated advice on or through the Website, or in any other way.

  1. Content of the Website

The Exchange may add information, content, tools and other services to, and it may remove any or all of these things from, the Website at any time, and entirely at its own discretion.

  1. Permitted use of the Website

The information and services available on, and the content of the Website belong to the Exchange and its licensors, and the Exchange and its licensors own all of the intellectual property rights in that content and those services, and any selection or arrangement in or of them. These rights are not being transferred to you. However, if you are inside the European Economic Area (EEA) you may:

  1. a) Access, view and use the content on the Website on any compatible device, using any compatible software or applications;
    b) Download and/or print copies of the Impact Reports, articles and other information available on the Website for your own use;
    c) Use the social media and other tools on the Website to share the shareable content of the Website with other people who, to the best of your knowledge and belief, are inside the EEA;
    d) Register on the Website and then log in to access, view the applicable information as needed and other information and services available in that part of the Website.

If you wish you to use the Website, or the information and services available on, or the content of, the Website from anywhere else, in any other way, or for any other purpose, you will need a licence from the Exchange. If you wish to apply for a licence, you may contact the Exchange by sending an e-mail to:

  1. Restrictions on the use of the Website

You are not permitted to do any of the things permitted by paragraphs 4 (a), (b), (c) and/or (d) above, if you are outside the EEA.

You are not permitted to:

  1. a) Disclose your Website user name or password to any other person;
    b) Expressly or impliedly allow or permit any other person to use your Website user name or password;
    c) Use the Website or its content for any purpose, or in any way, that is or may be unlawful in the country where you are, or the country where you are domiciled (if different);
    d) Create registration accounts for the purpose of abusing the functionality of the Website, or other users;
    e) Pass, or seek to pass, yourself off as another user.
  2. Using the Website

If you register on the Website, and you ask for or agree to receive messages from us, you warrant that you are entitled to do this, and that you are entitled to receive any messages we send. You also agree to tell us immediately if any other person uses, or attempts to use, your log in details.

You accept the principal purpose of the Website described in paragraph 2 above; and you agree that if you want or need regulated advice at any time, you will obtain it from an appropriately qualified and authorised individual or firm. In particular, you agree not to rely on the information and services available on, or the content of the Website when you decide whether to buy, sell, subscribe for or underwrite a regulated investment at any time.

You also accept that, whilst the Exchange will take reasonable steps to provide you with uninterrupted access to the Website and the information and services available on it, together with regularly updated news and other information on or through it, the Exchange cannot and does not guarantee that it will do, or that it will be able to do, any or all of these things within a particular timeframe, or at all.

  1. Termination of registration

If you wish to close your account, you may do so by sending an e-mail to:

We may, in our absolute discretion, close your account at any time for any reason, without prior notice. If we do this, we will send an e-mail to the last registered e-mail address you gave us.

  1. Disclaimer of liability

The Exchange does not accept liability for:

  1. a) Any interruption to, or lack of availability of, the Website or any of the information, content or services previously available on it;
  2. b) Any delay in the posting or removing of any information or content to or from the Website;
  3. c) Any loss you may suffer because you do, or fail to do, something as a result of viewing, reading, listening to, or watching, any or all of the information content or services on the Website.

Without prejudice to the foregoing, the Exchange does not accept responsibility or liability for any actual or potential losses you may suffer as a result of, or in connection with, any decision to buy, sell, subscribe for or underwrite a regulated investment in breach of these terms and conditions.

It may be possible, from time to time, to access other websites from or through the Website. The Exchange cannot control the information on, or the content of, those websites. As a result, the Exchange does not accept responsibility or liability for the information on, or the content of, those websites; nor does the Exchange accept liability for any loss you may suffer because you do, or fail to do, something as a result of accessing, viewing, reading, watching or listening to any or all of the information, content, or services on those websites.
The Exchange does not warrant the Website, or the information on, or content of the Website.

In particular, the Exchange does not warrant that the Website or its contents are or will be virus free. You must therefore take your own precautions in this respect.

The content of the Website is not intended to provide the primary basis for any decision about, or the evaluation of any transaction or activity described herein, and it should not be considered a recommendation of any kind. Its contents shall not be reproduced without the express prior written consent of the Social Stock Exchange, may not be (i) reproduced (in whole or in part), (ii) copied, or (iii) made available to any other person, except those users who need to access it and who accept the terms and conditions set out herein.

No representation or warranty, expressed or implied, is or will be made and, save in the case of fraud, no responsibility or liability is or will be accepted by the Social Stock Exchange or any of its officers, directors, employees, representatives, consultants, intermediaries or agents as, or in relation, to the fairness, accuracy or completeness of the information forming the basis of it, or any other written or oral information made available to any user or its advisers, or for any reliance placed on this Website by any person whatsoever and any liability therefor is hereby expressly disclaimed (except any such liability arising from fraud) to the greatest extent permitted under applicable law. In particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, no representation or warranty is given as to the achievement or reasonableness of any future projections, targets, estimates or forecasts contained in this Website. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this Website, are forward-looking statements. Any price or quotes included on this Website are indicative only and do not constitute an offer to sell or buy any securities at any given rates. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements described herein to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Neither the Social Stock Exchange nor any other person gives any representation, assurance or guarantee that the occurrence of the events expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements will actually occur. The forward-looking statements in this Website reflect views held only as of the date of its publication.

Neither the contents of this Website nor any prior or subsequent communications from or with the Social Stock Exchange, other professionals associated with it or intermediaries should be construed as investment, legal or tax advice unless specifically stated to be so by the party providing the advice.

Users of this Website should consult their own advisers as to legal, tax, business, financial and related aspects of any investment or other decisions they may choose to make. The Social Stock Exchange is not acting as adviser to or agent of any user of this Website. Prior to entering into any transaction, users should determine, without reliance upon the Social Stock Exchange, the economic risks and merits, as well as the legal, tax and accounting characterisations and consequences of any transaction they may wish to enter into, and independently determine that they are able to assume any associated risks.

  1. Third party advertising

From time to time, the Website will or may include advertising and other information provided by our customers, members or other third parties. Each of these parties is, and will be, solely responsible for the content of its material, including the content of their Impact Reports. The Exchange does not accept responsibility or liability for the content of these materials, or for any error, omission or inaccuracy they may contain.

  1. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify the Exchange, its affiliates, and their respective directors, officers and staff, in respect of all claims, liabilities, costs and losses they may suffer, as a result of your breach of these terms and conditions.

  1. No waiver

The failure, by the Exchange, its affiliates, or their respective directors, officers or staff, to exercise or enforce any right in or provision of these terms and conditions does not operate as a waiver of these rights or provisions.

  1. Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act

The affiliates of the Exchange, and the directors, officers and staff of the Exchange and its affiliates may enforce these terms and conditions, if and to the extent that it is necessary or desirable for them to do so to secure the benefits conferred on them in and by paragraph 9 above.

  1. Governing law

These terms and conditions are governed by English law, and the parties  agrees to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

  1. How to make a complaint

We take complaints about our work, staff and services very seriously. If you feel something isn’t right then please let us know by emailing us at Alternatively, call us at 07966 455050.


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