These pages explain the terms under which you use this website, either as a guest or registered user and or when registering and attending an event.
Use of the website includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use the website.
Please read these pages carefully before you start using the website, as they apply to how you use and interact with us online.
By using the website, you confirm you accept these terms and that you agree to comply with them.
If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our website.
If you purchase products or services from the website, our conditions of supply will apply to all sales.
The provisions of this agreement do not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.
Information about us
The Website is operated by AJ Bell Media Limited (We). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 03733852 and have our registered office at 4 Exchange Quay, Salford Quays, Manchester M5 3EE.
Changes to these terms
Using the website
The content of the website is subject to copyright (which may be owned by a third party) with all rights reserved. It is for your personal use only in your capacity as a private investor.
Nothing on the website nor your use of it transfers any intellectual property rights in the content to you, and while you may print and download content for your own purposes - whether business or personal - you must not publish, distribute or reproduce it or any information derived from it for general consumption in any form without our written consent.
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on the website, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied that the content on the website is accurate, complete or up-to-date. We strongly suggest that you take independent financial advice or other appropriate professional advice if you intend to make an investment decision based on it.
The website is designed for use in the UK only and not in any jurisdiction or location where the publication or availability of the website or its contents would be contrary to local law or regulation. If you use the website outside the UK, you do so at your own risk and you alone shall be responsible for compliance with local regulations.
There may be times when the website and any website accessible from it may not be available, for example if we are carrying out scheduled maintenance or internet traffic is heavy. However, we do our best to keep such times to a minimum.
Third party links and resources in our site
Where the website contains links or adverts to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and take no responsibility for the information contained in them or for their accuracy.
Viruses, Trojans, Worms et al
We use market standard security software to provide protection for our website, we do not warrant or represent that use of the website is secure or that the protection provided by our security software will offer you greater protection than any security software you have installed on your PC or other electronic communication device. We strongly suggest you purchase your own PC or MAC anti-virus software and keep it up-to-date to protect the security of your computer or device.
We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You must not misuse the website 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 the website, the server on which the website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the website.
Attacking the website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack constitutes 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 the website will cease immediately.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a 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 the website or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.
How to Vote
You may cast your vote in the Award categories by voting via this website. In order for your vote(s) to be valid you must register your details as indicated in the voting section of the Website. There is no charge for web entries although your internet service provider’s fees may apply when accessing the internet.
Your vote will not be counted if you attempt to vote using a method that is not specified in these Terms and Conditions.
Votes received outside the specified Voting Period will not be counted. Voting times are liable to change and we may suspend, withdraw or re-set voting at our sole discretion at any time and will post any updates the Website. We reserve the right to discount votes if we have reasonable grounds to suspect that fraudulent voting has occurred (including certain bulk voting).
The Awards Ceremony
We reserve the right to alter any aspect of the Awards, without notice, including, and without limitation, to the stated programme, categories, dates, venue, presenters and sponsors. Should for any reason the Event be cancelled due to acts of terrorism, extreme weather, disease control, industrial action, Act of God or any eventuality beyond our control, we shall endeavour to reschedule, but the delegate hereby indemnifies us and holds us harmless from and against any and all costs, damages, expense including legal fees incurred by the delegate.
We will not be liable for damage, loss, injury, accident, annoyance, delay or irregularity, which occurs by reason of any act or default committed by any person or company.
By attending the Awards you acknowledge and agree to grant us the right at the Awards to record, film, photograph or capture your likeness in any media now available and hereafter developed and to distribute, broadcast, use or otherwise globally to disseminate, in perpetuity, such media without any further approval from you or any payment to you. This grant to us includes, but is not limited to, the right to edit such media, the right to use the media alone or together with other information, and the right to allow others to use and/or disseminate the media.
Your registration entitles you to admittance to the Awards. Any and all other costs associated with your attendance (including without limitation any travel and/or accommodation expenses) shall be borne solely by you and we shall have not liability for such costs.
Tickets for the Awards are available for purchase. AJ Bell Media Limited reserves the right to refuse entry.
Prize Draw Terms & Conditions
We occasionally offer a Prize Draw as an incentive to vote in our Awards; by entering the Prize Draw you accept these terms and conditions.
Prize draws are open to UK residents who vote, that person must be aged 18 and over. Only one entry is permitted per person.
The Promoter of the Prize draw is AJ Bell Media Limited whose address is 49 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 9HH, England. Employees of AJ Bell Media Ltd, its group companies or their family members, or anyone else connected with the Prize draw may not enter the Prize draw.
To enter the Prize draw, you must enter a valid vote.
One winner will be drawn at random for each prize being offered. Winners for each prize will be drawn at random at the end of the event agenda in the main conference room. If a ticket is drawn and the winner is not present then the prize draw will be redrawn.
The closing date will be the date of the Awards ceremony as advertised and the Prize Draw will take place at the close of the Awards event.
The prize cannot be exchanged or transferred by you and cannot be redeemed by you for cash or any other prize. You must pay all other costs associated with the prize and not specifically included in the prize.
We retain the right to substitute the prize with another prize of similar value in the event that the original prize offered is not available.
No purchase is necessary.
By entering the Prize draw competition, each winner is consenting to taking part in any publicity that may accompany or result from this promotion.
The Prize draw will be governed by English law.
If you have any questions about how to enter or in connection with the Prize draw, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nothing on the website is intended to constitute financial, investment, tax or professional advice.
If you are not sure about whether products and services are right for you, or the implications of purchasing or using them, you should take independent financial advice or other appropriate professional advice.
Shares magazine publishes information and ideas which are of interest to investors. It does not provide advice in relation to investments or any other financial matters. Comments published in Shares must not be relied upon by readers when they make their investment decisions. Investors who require advice should consult a properly qualified independent adviser. Shares, its staff and AJ Bell Media Limited do not, under any circumstances, accept liability for losses suffered by readers as a result of their investment decisions.
Members of staff of Shares may hold shares in companies mentioned in the magazine. This could create a conflict of interests. Where such a conflict exists it will be disclosed. Shares adheres to a strict code of conduct for reporters, as set out below.
- In keeping with the existing practice, reporters who intend to write about any securities, derivatives or positions with spread betting organisations that they have an interest in should first clear their writing with the editor. If the editor agrees that the reporter can write about the interest, it should be disclosed to readers at the end of the story. Holdings by third parties including families, trusts, self-select pension funds, stock and shares ISAs and nominee accounts are included in such interests.
- Reporters will inform the editor on any occasion that they transact shares, derivatives or spread betting positions. This will overcome situations when the interests they are considering might conflict with reports by other writers in the magazine. This notification should be confirmed by e-mail.
- Reporters are required to hold a full personal interest register. The whereabouts of this register should be revealed to the editor.
- A reporter should not have made a transaction of shares, derivatives or spread betting positions for seven working days before the publication of an article that mentions such interest. Reporters who have an interest in a company they have written about should not transact the shares within seven working days after the on-sale date of the magazine.
To the extent that we are legally able to do so, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to the website or any content on it, whether express or implied.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
- use of, or inability to use, the website; or
- use of or reliance on any content displayed on the website.
- any defects, viruses and any other malfunctions caused to any equipment and other software in connection with access or use of this website
- the content of this website
- loss of data
- the download or use of any software made available on this website
- unauthorised use of a password.
We only provide the website for domestic and private use by consumers and not for business users. You agree not to use the website for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity or other business related loss.
Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any products or services to you, which will be set out in our terms and conditions.
Nothing in this disclaimer is intended to operate to exclude or limit or restrict any obligations and liability we may have to you under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.
These terms, their subject matter and formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a consumer resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are a consumer resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.