Terms and Conditions
Last updated: 28 January 2020
Welcome to Octopusgroup.com
We, Octopus Group (Octopusgroup.com, “Octopus”, “we“ or “us“), would ask that you take the time to read these Terms and Conditions carefully. They explain a number of things including, for example, the rules covering your use of this Website as well as other information regarding your rights.
By using www.octopusgroup.com (the “Website“), you’ll be confirming that you have read and understood and agree to these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions may change from time to time and, if they do, the up-to-date version will always be available on this Website. We will indicate at the top of these Terms and Conditions when they were last updated.
Please ensure that you check these Terms and Conditions regularly to view any changes which may have been made, because by continuing to use the Website after these Terms and Conditions have changed, you will be confirming that you have read and understood, and agreed to be bound by, any revised Terms and Conditions.
We recommend that you print a copy of these Terms and Conditions for future reference.
The Website is operated by Octopus Capital Limited. We are registered as a private limited company in England and Wales with company number 03981143 and our registered office is 6th Floor, 33 Holborn, London EC1N 2HT.
Your information and privacy
Accessing our Website
The Website is made available to you free of charge.
We cannot guarantee to you that our Website will always be available or be uninterrupted. We allow access to the Website on a temporary basis, and we may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of the Website without notice.
In particular, our Website may be unavailable occasionally for maintenance, updating or otherwise. Where this happens we apologise for any inconvenience caused. However, we shall not be liable to you for any loss, damages or inconvenience resulting from such unavailability.
We take great care in seeking to present accurate, transparent and useful information to you as a user. However, as an open platform there is content on this Website which is not generated by us, for example third party content. Therefore, we should let you know that information on this Website might be out of date, incomplete, contain some errors or be in some way unreliable and we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our Website is accurate, complete or up-to-date. You should also note that the content on our Website is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our Website.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Website through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.
Our Website is directed at users based in the UK. We do not represent that content available on or through our Website is appropriate for use in other locations.
If you have trouble using our Website with certain web browsers or other software or if you want to let us know how we can improve accessibility, please let us know by getting in touch. We appreciate your feedback and your suggestions will help us to improve our service to you.
If you have user account details
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. 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 you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at [email protected].
Intellectual Property Rights
All text, graphics, audio, video or image files, content, software, applications and information displayed on or available from this Website, and all copyright, trade mark rights, design rights and other intellectual property rights in them (together, the “Proprietary Content“) are the property of Octopusgroup.com, other Octopus companies, our users, suppliers or licensors. This includes, without limitation, the organisation and lay-out of the Website and the underlying software that is owned by us, other Octopus companies, our users, suppliers or licensors.
By using the Website you’re agreeing that Proprietary Content is available for personal use only and that you will not copy, reproduce, publish, distribute or dispose of in any way any Proprietary Content. Neither the Octopus name nor any other Octopus company name, trade mark, logo or design may be used or copied in any manner.
Proprietary Content is protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our Website must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the Proprietary Content for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
We do not guarantee that the Website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access the Website. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse the Website or knowingly introduce viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware. 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. You must not attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 or, if you are not accessing the Website from within England and Wales the comparable legislation in the relevant jurisdictions. 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 to the extent permitted by law. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Website will cease immediately.
Whether you are a consumer or a business user:
We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
If you are a business user:
To the fullest extent permitted by law, we exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our Website or any content on it.
We will not be liable to you 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, our Website; or
- use of or reliance on any content displayed on our Website.
In particular, we will not be liable for:
- loss of profits, sales, business or revenue;
- business interruption;
- loss of anticipated savings;
- loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
- any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
If you are a consumer user:
Please note that we only provide our Website for personal use. You agree not to use our 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.
Linking to our Website
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.
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.
You must not establish a link to our Website in any website that is not owned by you.
Our Website must not be framed on any other website, nor may you create a link to any part of our Website other than the homepage.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
Third party links on our Website
Octopusgroup.com provides, amongst other things, convenient links to other Octopus companies’ websites. You can also contact the Octopus companies on the contact us page of the Website. Our Website may also contains links to other third party websites, resources, advertisements or sponsorships.
We reserve the right to remove a link at any time.
If any of these Terms and Conditions are held to be invalid, the remaining terms and conditions shall continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Law and jurisdiction
If you are a consumer, please note that these Terms and Conditions, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the Courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction except that if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are a resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.
If you believe that you have witnessed something which contravenes our standards of personal or business conduct, you can do so by raising a whistleblowing concern. All concerns raised are taken seriously and fully investigated. The identity of staff, suppliers or clients who raise a concern will be kept confidential, and will not be discriminated against in any way as a result of raising an issue. Staff should read the Whistleblowing Policy before contacting us to ensure the report is made correctly. Reports can be made by email to [email protected] or by calling 0800 294 6824.
Finally — talk to us for anything else
If you have any queries, comments or complaints regarding the Website or these Terms and Conditions, just get in touch. You can write to us at [email protected].
If you have any queries, comments or complaints regarding the websites of any other Octopus companies or the products or services you receive from them, then please contact them directly. For your convenience, you can contact them through the contact us section of our Website.
Octopus Capital Limited (“Octopus”) owns and manages this Website. This Website is provided for marketing purposes only. As such, although reasonable care has been taken to ensure that the contents of this Website is not misleading, nothing in this Website should be taken as being a statement of fact, nor be relied on in any way. Any facts or figures stated in this Website may not be correct at the time of your reading. The copyright in the contents of this Website belongs to Octopus and unauthorised copying is strictly prohibited.
‘Octopus Investments’, ‘Octopus Ventures’ and ‘Octopus’ are trading names of Octopus Investments Limited. Registered office: 33 Holborn London EC1N 2HT. Registered in England & Wales No 03942880.
Octopus Capital Healthcare Holdings Limited is referred to as ‘Octopus Real Estate’. Registered address: 6th Floor, 33 Holborn, London, EC1N 2HT. Registered in England and Wales No 09082100.
Octopus Real Estate is the trading name of Octopus Property Lending Ltd (Reg No 7531926), Bridgeco Ltd (Reg No 6629989), Fern Trading Ltd (Reg No 6447318), Nino Ltd (Reg No 9015082), Octopus Healthcare Adviser Ltd (Reg 09082100), Octopus Healthcare Development Ltd (Reg No 03788979) and Octopus Co-Lend Limited (Reg No 8913299), all registered in England & Wales at: 33 Holborn, London, EC1N 2HT, and Octopus Real Estate S.ar.l. (Reg No B189290) registered in Luxembourg at: Parc d’Activité Syrdall, 6 rue Gabriel Lippmann, L-5365 Munsbach, Luxembourg. Octopus Co-Lend Ltd, Octopus Healthcare Adviser Ltd and Octopus Property Lending Ltd are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Octopus Energy Limited is a company registered in England and Wales. The registered number: 09263424. Registered office: 33 Holborn, London, EC1N 2HT. Trading office: 1 Upper James Street, Soho, London, W1F 9DE.
The contents of this Website have been issued and approved for the purposes of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 by Octopus Investments Limited, which is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority with a Firm Reference Number of 194779. Details of our registration can be checked on the FCA’s website at www.fca.org.uk. The address of the FCA is 12 Endeavour Square, London E20 1JN.