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Who we are and how to contact us
Last updated on 10 August 2022
These terms apply between you and us, ADS Securities London Limited (“ADSS“, “we“, “us“, “our“).
ADS Securities London Limited is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 577453). Registered as a company in England and Wales, number 07785265 with registered address at 125 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1AR, United Kingdom. VAT Registration Number: 212 722 447.
By using our site, content, service or feature you accept these terms
These terms tell you the rules for using our websites including www.adss.com (each, our site), content, services and features. By using our site, content, service or feature you accept and agree to comply with these terms without limitation or qualification and acknowledge that you have read them and are bound by them. If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site, content, services or features. We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.
If you are under 18 years old, you must not access our site, content, services or features.
There are other terms and notices that may apply to you
These user terms refer to the following additional terms and notices, which also apply to your use of our site, content, services and features:
We may make changes
These terms and conditions can be modified at any time by us, and you agree to continue to be bound by these as modified. We will give you notice of these changes by publishing any revised version on our site, however, we will not separately notify you of these changes.
We may make changes to our site, content, services or features
We reserve the right to amend, modify, discontinue or remove our site, content, service or feature at any time and you should not rely on our site, content, service or feature as a permanent source of information or utility.
We may suspend or withdraw our site, content, services or features
Our site, content, services and features are made available free of charge on an ‘as is‘ basis. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content, service or feature, will operate without fault or interruption.
We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of, or suspend or remove your access to, all or any part of our site, content, service or feature for business, operational or legal reasons. We will give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal, where practicable.
Our site, content, services and features are only for users in the relevant region
Our site, content, services and features are directed to people residing in the relevant region. We do not represent that our site, content, service or feature is appropriate for use or available in other locations 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. In particular, our site, content, services and features are not directed at users outside of the UK.
It is the responsibility of visitors to our site, content, service or feature to ascertain the terms of any compliance with local laws and regulations.
Our service commitments
Each service on our site, in our content or feature is provided on an ‘as is’ basis and neither we nor any third party makes any representation or gives any warranty or guarantee, whether express or implied, that any service is available, compatible, error-free, consistent, risk-free, of good quality or fit for any purpose, save to the extent of our commitments under our Terms of Business in relation to specific services.
You are responsible for your device, expenses and the security of your login credentials
You agree that you are solely responsible for:
All costs and expenses you may incur in relation to your use of our site, content, services or features;
The security and confidentiality of your username, password and similar information, which we may prompt you to reset from time to time;
Letting us know without delay if you suspect that your credentials have been compromised;
Ensuring that our site, content, services and features are not used for any prohibited or unlawful use;
Ensuring that all persons who access our site, content, service or feature through your internet connection or device are aware of these user terms and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them; and
Other matters within your control.
How you may use our site, content, service or feature
You may use our site, content, service and feature only for your own personal and non-commercial use and only for the general access and use reasonably envisaged by us.
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, content, services and features including but not limited to any material published on our site, in our content, services or features, or generated by the same. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world and we may be bound by restrictions under a contract. We reserve all rights. You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site, content, service or feature for your personal use and non-commercial. Other than that, you are not permitted to publish, disclose, use to create derivative works or otherwise use in whole or in part any material published on our site, in our content, services or features or generated by the same.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying materials or text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of our site, content, service and feature must always be acknowledged. You must not use any part of our site, content, service or feature for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
If you print off, copy or download any part of our site, content, service or feature in breach of these user terms, your right to use our site, content, service and feature will cease immediately and you must, immediately upon request, return and destroy any copies of the materials you have made.
Do not rely on information on our site, in our content, services or features
Our site, content, services and features may show information such as marketing materials, market data, insights, news, analysis, numerical content such as calculations, forecasts and similar content and other information. Such information is provided by us and third parties ‘as is’ without verification for general information only and without taking into account your personal circumstances. The calculations, forecasts and other numerical content is not always accurate, error-free or reliable. Past performance of an investment does not necessarily guarantee future performance.
Such information on our site, in our content, service or feature may not be complete, accurate, up to date, relevant, fit for purpose or based in fact and must not be relied upon. No such information is intended as personal advice or a call to action or inaction. We may not always agree with and we do not endorse any opinion of any third party in such information.
You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of information on our site, in our content, service or feature. No opinion given in such information constitutes a recommendation by us or any third party that any particular investment, market, service or strategy is suitable for any specific person. Investments can rise and fall and they can have serious consequences.
Although we make reasonable efforts to source and provide reliable information, neither we nor any third party makes any representation or gives any warranty or guarantee, whether express or implied, that any information on our site, in our content, service or feature is complete, accurate, up to date, relevant, fit for purpose or based in fact or that any calculation, forecast or other numerical content is accurate, error-free or reliable.
All information on our site, in our content, service or feature is indicative and subject to change without notice and may be out of date at any given time. To the extent permitted by law, neither we nor any third party shall be responsible for any loss or damage that you may incur, either directly or indirectly, arising from any investment or any action that you take or do not take based on any information provided by us or any third party on our site, in our content, service or feature.
We are not responsible for websites and other services we link to
Where our site, content, service or feature contains links or access to other sites, domains, plugins, services, features or other resources provided by third parties, these resources are provided ‘as is’ for your information only and neither we nor any third party makes any representation or gives any warranty or guarantee, whether express or implied, that any such third party resource is reliable, error-free or fit for any purpose. Such links or access should not be interpreted as approval by us of any such third party resources or any information you may obtain from them. We have no control over such third party resources.
Prohibited use and your liability
You warrant and represent to us that you will not use and not permit others to use our site, content, service or feature in any way that would cause loss or damage to us, our personnel or licensors, including to damage, interfere with or disrupt access to our site, content, service or feature or do anything which might impair its functionality; to publish, post, distribute, disseminate or otherwise transmit, defamatory offensive, infringing, obscene, indecent or other unlawful or objectionable material or information; to access content which is restricted; make available or upload third party materials without permission; to attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, content, service or feature; to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of our site, content or feature in breach of these terms without express written permission by us; to collect or track the personal information of others; to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; to interfere with or circumvent our security features; or to impersonate another person or use a false name. Using our site, content, service or feature in an unlawful way or in breach of these terms is expressly prohibited and will result in civil and criminal sanctions against you.
Rules about linking to our site, consent, services or features
If you wish to link to or make any use of anything related to our site, contents, service or feature other than that set out above, please contact us.
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 site in any website that is not owned by you. Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
Our site, content, service and feature may contain public and client areas. The client area contains our internet trading platform which is accessible to clients who have opened an account subject to our Terms of Business. The internet platform allows you to open and close positions with us and gives you access to account information including your open positions as well as other features. You can open or close a position on the entry screen by hitting the relevant button. A confirmation will appear on the screen and the new position should be reflected in your account information.
User testing of our site, content, service or feature
If you participate in beta testing of our site, content, service or feature:
we may grant you a non-exclusive, royalty-free, limited, revocable personal licence for limited duration to such access to the site, content, service or feature as determined by us from time to time for the sole purpose of your testing and experiencing the same as a user and providing feedback to us;
you must not (i) use or permit the site, content, service or feature to be used for any other purpose or in any way not expressly set out in our beta testing instructions, and (ii) share the site, content, service of feature (or your user access details relating to it) with any third party;
you agree that you do not acquire any title, interest or right in or to the site, content, service or feature. Should any title, interest or right in the site, content, service or feature or any associated goodwill arise or accrue to you at law, you hereby assign it to us absolutely with full title guarantee by way of present assignment of future rights and on an on-going basis and you waive any residual title, interest or right. You shall take such steps as are reasonably required to give full effect to this clause; and
you must not disclose anything about the beta testing, your user access credential and any other information marked as confidential or, from its nature, content or the circumstances in which it is disclosed, might reasonably be supposed to be confidential (collectively, “Confidential Information”) to any third party, except with our prior written specific permission. You must take reasonable steps to protect our Confidential Information.
We may ask you for feedback about our site, content, service or feature
If you provide your feedback about our site, content, service or feature, you shall ensure that such feedback is accurate, relevant and complete. You grant us an non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable licence with the right to sublicence to disseminate, analyse, use to create derivative works, publish and otherwise use your feedback for research, development and marketing purposes.
Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you
Nothing in these terms excludes or limits 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.
Subject to this, you agree that your use of our site, content, services and features are entirely at your own risk and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations, or other terms, whether express or implied, and we shall not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage or any loss of profit, anticipated savings, business, opportunity, utility, benefit, business interruption or any loss or damage caused by events outside our control.
We shall not be responsible for any damage to your device or software arising from your use of our site, content, service or feature due to incorrect configuration, third party interference or third-party hardware or software.
Additional limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any our internet trading platform and other services to you, which will be set out in our Terms of Business.
Content personalisation features
We provide you with personalised editorial content, market data and other content from us, third-party providers and the wider internet. This content personalisation is based on algorithms which select content tailored to your interests known, observed or inferred from your use of our services and your online behaviour. However, no algorithm takes account of all of your specific circumstances and we cannot guarantee that each algorithm will operate without interruption or fault. You must not rely on personalised information on our site, in our content, service or feature.
How we may use your personal information
We will use your personal information in accordance with our privacy notice.
We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them
We will implement reasonable security measures to protect your information.
We do not guarantee that our site, content, service or feature will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform(s) to access our site, content, services and features. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not introduce viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, content, service or feature, the server on which it is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to it. You must not attack our site, content, service or feature via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack. By breaching this provision, you may commit a criminal offence. 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 licence to use our site, content, service or feature will cease immediately.
Our trademarks are registered
‘ADSS’, ‘ADS Holding’, ‘ADS Securities’, ‘ADS’ and all associated names and logos, including but not limited to the one displayed below, are UK and EU registered trademarks of ADS Holding LLC or its affiliates. Please contact us for a full list of our registered trademarks.
You are not permitted to use them without our approval unless they are part of the material you are using as permitted by ADSS.
Which country’s laws apply
These user terms including any contractual or non-contractual matters shall be governed by English laws and English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any disputes. If any provision of these terms is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the rest of the terms will continue in force unaffected.