Website Terms of Use

The website accessible via www.codeinvesting.com (the “Website“) is owned and operated by Code Investing Limited (“us“, “we” and “our“). Access and use of the Website by any person (“you”, “your”), is subject to these terms and conditions, and any notices, that are made publicly available on the Website from time to time by us (collectively, the “Terms of Use“). In addition, some features or services that are made available via the Website may be subject to additional terms and conditions promulgated by us from time to time and agreed with you (“Additional Agreements”), in which case your use of such features or services is subject to those Additional Agreements, which will also incorporate these Terms of Use by reference. In particular, the provisions of our Members Agreement govern the terms on which donations and investments are made via the Website. In the event of any conflict between the provisions of any Additional Agreement and these Terms of Use, the provisions of the Additional Agreement shall prevail. Please read these Terms of Use carefully before commencing use of the Website. By using our Website, you agree to be subject to and abide by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please refrain from using the Website.

About us

Code Investing Limited is a private company limited by shares, registered in England and Wales under company number 07706111, and our registered office is at 9 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4YF. Code Investing Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (No. 627852).

Terms of Access

Use of the Website is available only to individuals who are at least 18 years old. By accessing the Website you represent and warrant that you are aged 18 years or older, and that all registration information you submit is accurate and truthful.

Access to the Website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend all or part of any feature or service on the Website or refuse access to the Website or any feature or service for any reason and without notice (see Modifications of Terms of Use below) in our sole and absolute discretion.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to access the Website, and for ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms of Use and comply with them at all times.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. It is our policy to respect the confidentiality of information and the privacy of individuals. We are bound by the Data Protection Principles contained in the Data Protection Act 1998. This policy sets out how we, acting as a data controller, collect and store your personal data, what we use it for and your rights.

What type of information will we collect from you?

We may collect and process the following information about you:

  • information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website, including information provided at the time of registering to use our Website, posting material or requesting further services;
  • if you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence, including if you report a problem or make a complaint;
  • any responses to surveys we conduct for research purposes;
  • details of transactions that you carry out through our Website; and
  • details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communications data, and the content that you access.

Please note that we do not store your credit or debit card or bank account information.

Cookies

We may collect information about your computer (including your IP address), operating system and browser type, for system administration purposes.

Our Site may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by us and are used only by us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of our site and to provide and improve our services. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times. They enable us:

  • to improve the provision an management of your account; and
  • to estimate our audience size and usage pattern; and
  • to store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our Website according to your individual interests; and
  • to speed up your searches; and
  • to recognise you when you return to our website.

All Cookies used by and on our site are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.

Before any Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a message requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of our site may not function fully or as intended.

You can choose to delete Cookies at any time however you may lose any information that enables you to access our site more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings.

Where do we store your personal information?

All personal data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.

We only keep your data for as long as we need to in order to use it as described above and/or for as long as we have your permission to keep it.

Your data will only be stored within the European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein).

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology.

Data security is of great importance to us, and to protect your data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure data collected through our Site.

Notwithstanding the security measures that we take, it is important to remember that the transmission of data via the internet may not be completely secure and that you are advised to take suitable precautions when transmitting to Us data via the internet.

How will we use your personal information?

We use your personal information to:

  • ensure that content from our Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
  • carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
  • allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
  • notify you about changes to our Website;
  • contact you to verify information provided to us.

With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you with information, news and offers on our services. We will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that we fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, as amended in 2004, 2011 and 2015.

We may sometimes contract with third parties to supply services to you on our behalf. These may include payment processing, advertising and marketing. In some cases, the third parties may require access to some or all of your data. Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, our obligations, and the obligations of the third party under the law.

We may compile statistics about the use of our Site including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying information. We may from time to time share such data with third parties. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.

How will we disclose your information?

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group from time to time, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 736 of the UK Companies Act 2006.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties.

We may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of our business. Data provided by users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Privacy Policy, be permitted to use the data for the purposes for which it was originally collected by us.

In the event that any of your data is to be transferred in such a manner, you will not be contacted in advance and informed of the changes.

In certain circumstances We may be legally required to share certain data held by us, which may include your personal information, for example, where we are involved in legal proceedings, where we are complying with the requirements of legislation, a court order, or a governmental authority. We do not require any further consent from you in order to share your data in such circumstances and will comply as required with any legally binding request that is made of us.

Analytics Tools

Code Investing uses Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google. Google utilises the data collected to monitor and report on the performance of www.codeinvesting.com, to prepare reports on its activities and share data with other Google services.

Google may use the data collected to contextualise and personalise the ads of its own advertising network. if you do not want to see these ads you can opt-out at any time using Google’s tool here – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

Your rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by emailing contactus@codeinvesting.com.

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Data Protection Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. Please email contactus@codeinvesting.com should you wish to make such a request.

Links to third party websites

Links to other sites may be included on the Website. Unless expressly stated, these sites are not under our control.  We neither assume or accept responsibility or liability for the content or policies of the third parties. The inclusion of a link to another site on our Website is for information only and does not imply an endorsement of the sites themselves or those in control of them.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy will be posted on this page.

Contact us

Questions, comments and request regarding this privacy policy should be addressed to contactus@codeinvesting.com.

Intellectual Property

Unless otherwise stated in these Terms of Use, all copyright, database rights, trade marks and other intellectual property rights in the content on the Website is owned by us or our licensors. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, the copyright and other intellectual property rights in projects featured on the Website are owned by the creator(s) of those projects; provided, however, that any person who posts a project to the Website grants to us a perpetual license to display any such material on the Website.

Subject to these Terms of Use, no part of our Website may be copies, distributed, sold, rented, sub licenced, stored or in any manner re-used without our prior written permission. You are permitted to access, view, save, print and download extracts from our Website for your personal use only.

Any use of material on the Website other than in accordance with these Terms of Use is prohibited. If you breach any of these Terms of Use, your permission to use the Website will automatically terminate and you must immediately cease using any material other than for personal use.

Protection of Confidential Information

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 reserve 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 of Use.

Modification of Terms of Use

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to modify or replace any of these Terms of Use, or change, suspend, or discontinue the Website (including the availability of any feature, database, or content) at any time. We may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to the Website, or parts of it, without notice or liability. It is your responsibility to check the Terms of Use periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of any changes to the Terms of Use constitutes an acceptance of those changes and an agreement to continue to be bound by the Terms of Use, as amended.

Liability

Commentary and other materials posted on the Website are not intended to amount to advice. To the fullest extent permissible by law, we accept no liability to you for any loss or damage, whether foreseeable or otherwise, in contract, tort (including negligence), for breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with the use of (or inability to use) our Website or the use of or reliance upon any content included on our Website.
To the fullest extent permissible by law, we exclude all representations, warranties, and guarantees (whether express or implied) that may apply to our Website or any content included on our Website.

Our Website is intended for non-commercial use only. If you are a commercial user, we accept no liability for loss of profits, sales, business or revenue; loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; loss of anticipated savings; business interruption; or for any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

We exercise all reasonable skill and care to ensure that our Website is free from viruses and other malware, however, we accept no liability for any loss or damage resulting from a virus or other malware, a distributed denial of service attack, or other harmful material or event that may adversely affect your hardware, software, data or other material that occurs as a result of your use of our Website (including the downloading of any content from it) or any other site referred to on our Website.

We neither assume nor accept responsibility or liability arising out of any disruption or non-availability of our Website resulting from external causes including, but not limited to, ISP equipment failure, host equipment failure, communications network failure, natural events, acts of war, or legal restrictions and censorship.

Nothing in these Terms of Use excludes or restricts our liability which cannot be excluded or restricted by law. For full details of consumers’ legal rights, including those relating to digital content, please contact your local Citizens’ Advice Bureau or Trading Standards Office.

Severability

If the whole or any part of a provision of these Terms of Use is void, unenforceable or illegal in a jurisdiction then that provision or, if permissible, the relevant part of it, will be severed in respect of that jurisdiction. The remainder of the Terms of Use will have full force and effect and the validity or enforceability of that provision in any other jurisdiction is not affected. This clause will have no effect if the severance alters the basic nature of the Terms of Use or is contrary to public policy.

Law and Jurisdiction

The Terms of Use 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 English law.

The information on this Website is not directed at residents of any country outside the United Kingdom and is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person in any country or jurisdiction where such distribution or use would be contrary to local law or regulation. It is the responsibility of visitors to this Website to ascertain the terms of and comply with any local law or regulation to which they are subjected.

The courts of the United Kingdom have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or relating to, a visit to the Website although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for a breach of these Terms of Use in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

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