ATTENTION: this legal notice applies to the entire contents of the Website under the domain name www.southwarkpensions.co.uk (Website) and to any correspondence by email between us and you. Please read these terms carefully before using the Website. If you don’t accept these terms, don’t use the Website.
1.1. Access to the Website is provided to you by your employer and is subject to these terms and conditions of use (Terms).
1.2. SPS may revise this legal notice at any time by updating this posting. You should check the Website from time to time to review the then current legal notice, because it is binding on you. Certain provisions of this legal notice may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages at the Website.
Provision of the Service
2.1. Once you have accessed the Service, you’ll be deemed to have accepted these Terms and these Terms will form a legally binding agreement. From that moment, you will then have the right to access the Information and use the Service in accordance with these Terms until your right to use the service is terminated.
2.2. SPS grants you the right to use the Service, solely for use in accordance with these Terms and any other instruction or direction for use supplied to you by SPS from time to time via the Service or otherwise. You agree to comply with these Terms and any such other instruction or direction.
2.3. Technological changes from time to time may make the equipment which you use to access the Service (the Equipment) obsolete or otherwise unsuitable. You are solely responsible for providing, updating, or replacing any part of the Equipment and for any telecommunication and other related costs. SPS makes no warranty as to the suitability or otherwise of the Equipment, which is your responsibility alone. SPS reserves the right to change the Service at any time even if this causes you the need to update or replace the Equipment.
Restrictions on use and Intellectual Property
3.1. SPS is the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights subsisting anywhere in the world relating to but not limited to the information, databases, software source code, underlying technology, graphics, your username and password and in all material published on the Website and all of its pages (SPS Information). All such rights are reserved. You have no rights to SPS Information other than as set out in these Terms. If you become aware of or suspect any unlawful or unauthorised use of the Service (or if you become aware of or suspect any other infringement by any person of rights of SPS in the Information) you must bring this to the attention of the SPS immediately and give SPS any details you have in relation to this.
3.2. You may produce print outs of the Website or any of its pages for your own personal use only. Save as provided for above, you agree not to copy, reproduce, duplicate, modify, adopt, lend, sell, transfer, decompile, download, exploit, license or transmit SPS Information, any part of the Website or any its contents without the SPS’s prior written permission.
3.3. Your rights under these Terms are personal to you and you may not sub-license, assign or otherwise transfer any of those rights.
4.1. SPS makes no warranty or representation that the Service can be accessed at all times. The Service may be temporarily unavailable or restricted for administrative or other reasons. The Service may be temporarily or permanently suspended in the event of termination of the agreement between the SPS, and your employer (or, in the case of deferred members and pensioners, your former employer) under which the Service is being provided to you. SPS does not accept any responsibility and will not be liable for any loss or damage as a result of negligence or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with any interruption, suspension or loss of use of the Service.
4.2. You acknowledge that your uninterrupted access to and use of the Service may also be prevented by certain factors outside the reasonable control of SPS (a Service Disruption Event) including, without limitation, the inoperation, inefficiency or unsuitability of the Equipment and the unavailability, inoperation or interruption of internet or other telecommunication services. Non-performance by SPS of its obligations under these Terms will not be a breach of these Terms where such non-performance results directly or indirectly from a Service Disruption Event. SPS does not accept any responsibility and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of or in connection with any such Service Disruption Event.
4.3. The accuracy, adequacy and completeness of the information available on the Website or of any data or information received by you or SPS through the Website or the Services are not warranted or otherwise guaranteed by SPS. SPS accepts no responsibility howsoever arising and it will not be liable for the contents of the Website to the extent permitted by applicable law in any jurisdiction that would or could otherwise arise from or as a result of reliance on the contents of the Website.
4.4. SPS does not accept any responsibility and will not be liable for the performance of any third party involved in the provision to you of the Services, regardless of whether you have contacted a third party via the Service.
4.5. SPS does not represent or warrant that this website will be error-free, free of viruses or other impairing or harmful components.
4.6. The content and any information available on or through the Website is for information purposes only. SPS does not hold itself out as providing any actuarial, accounting, consulting, investment, legal, tax or any other type of professional advice. The accuracy, completeness, adequacy or currency of the content of and any information available on or through the Website is not warranted or guaranteed. In particular, you acknowledge that SPS relies on the accuracy and completeness of prices and other information provided to it by third parties including fund managers. SPS expressly does not warrant that the calculations produced by any pension modelling planner or other software tool as part of the Service will be accurate or that they can be used as the basis for the making of investment of pension planning decisions. By accepting these Terms you acknowledge and accept that any financial information contained in any such pension modelling planner or other software tool is provided for illustrative purposes only and should not be relied upon as the basis of any decision to enter into any financial transaction and must not be used in place of professional financial advice.
4.7. Whilst SPS will use its reasonable efforts to ensure that all transactions initiated by you via the Website are processed as soon as possible, it shall have no liability to you in the event of any loss being suffered due to processing delays which are beyond its control.
4.8. Where the Website contain links to third party sites you should be aware that we may not control sites reached through those links and are not responsible for the content of sites which we do not control. The existence of a link on these Sites does not imply any endorsement or approval of any goods, services, opinions or other material(s) of any sort made available on or through sites which we do not control, nor do we take any responsibility for the opinions of third parties (if any) expressed on or through such sites.
4.9. SPS will not be liable if and to the extent that any losses, damages, cost or expenses suffered by you are due to the provision of false, inaccurate, misleading or incomplete information or documentation by you or any third party or due to the acts or omissions of any person other than SPS or employees including without limitation the incorrect use of the Service by you or your failure to input correctly any data and/or information in connection with the Service.
4.10. Except as expressly set out in these Terms, all other warranties and conditions, whether implied by statute, common law or otherwise (including but not limited to satisfactory quality and fitness for purpose), are hereby excluded to the extent permitted by law.
Limitation of Liability
5.1 SPS’s aggregate liability to you whether in contact, tort, breach of statutory duty or otherwise for any losses whatsoever and howsoever caused arising from or in any way connected with the services or the website shall not exceed £1,000,000 in the aggregate (including any claims for interest and costs.)
5.2 Where any damage or loss is suffered by you for which SPS would otherwise be jointly and severally liable with any third party or third parties, the extent to which such loss shall be recoverable by you from SPS, as opposed to the third party, shall be limited so as to be in proportion to the SPS’s contribution to the overall fault for such damage or loss, as agreed between all of the parties, or in the absence of agreement, as finally determined by an English court.
5.2 Nothing in the clause 5 shall exclude or restrict any liability of SPS for personal injury, death, fraud or dishonesty or otherwise to the extent that it cannot do so by law.
SPS may terminate your right to use the Service by giving notice in writing (whether electronically by means of the Service or otherwise) which will be effective immediately upon being sent, but this will not affect transactions already initiated.
All of the terms and conditions relating to the Services and/or use of the Website are contained in these Terms and any other instruction or direction for use supplied to you by SPS. No oral communications that you may have with SPS shall override, supersede, vary or in any way alter these Terms or any part thereof unless SPS confirms them to you in writing.
Failure or delay to enforce any right under these Terms will not be construed as an implied waiver of the same or of any other right in the future.
These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and you agree to submit any claim or dispute arising in relation to, out of, or in connection with this Site (and any use you make of it or the services and/or opportunities offered through it) to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
This Website is operated by Southwark Pension Services
PO Box 64529