Important information

Please read this information carefully before using our website.

It contains legal and regulatory terms, conditions and restrictions (“Terms”) which govern your use of this website and all products, services, content, tools and information available through the website (referred to collectively as the “Website”).

This Website is owned by and operated on behalf of The European Investment Trust plc (the “Company”, “we”, “us” or “our”).

By accessing, browsing and/or using this Website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be legally bound by these Terms. Your use of this Website is governed by the version of these Terms in effect on the date this Website is accessed by you. We reserve the right to change the Website and these Terms from time to time without notice to you, and your continued use of the Website indicates your continued acceptance of the Terms as modified.

Please monitor our Terms for updates. (Last updated January 2019.)

Regulatory Disclosure

The Company is registered in England and Wales under company number 01055384 and has its registered office at Beaufort House, 51 New North Road, Exeter, EX4 4EP. The Company is an investment company within the meaning of Section 833 of the Companies Act 2006.

Edinburgh Partners AIFM Limited (“EPAL”) is the Alternative Investment Fund Manager to the Company. Edinburgh Partners Limited (“EPL”) is the portfolio manager. Both EPAL and EPL are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”).  The Company is not authorised and regulated by the FCA.

The information contained on this Website does not constitute an offer of, or an invitation to apply for, securities in any jurisdiction where such offer or invitation is unlawful or in which the person making such offer is not qualified to do so or to whom it is unlawful to make such an offer or solicitation.

Persons resident in countries other than the United Kingdom should consult with their professional advisers as to whether they require any governmental or other consents in order to enable them to invest in any product described on this Website.

Past performance is no guide to future performance. The value of shares and any income derived from them can fall as well as rise, and investors may not get back the full value of their investment.

Subscriptions for shares in the Company can be made only on the basis of the latest available audited annual report and the latest half-yearly report if published thereafter (or other offering document(s)) which more fully describes the investment risks.

This Website is intended to be of general interest only and does not, in any way, constitute investment advice. If you are in doubt about any of the information on this Website, please consult your stockbroker, solicitor, accountant, bank manager or other independent financial adviser.

Intellectual Property Rights

All copyright, trademarks, design rights or other intellectual property rights in or relating to this Website and any information contained within this Website are the exclusive property of the Company or are included with permission of the rights owner. These rights are protected by applicable intellectual property laws and treaties in the United Kingdom and around the world. All rights not expressly stated herein are reserved by the Company.

Reproduction of part or all of the Website contents in any form is prohibited unless for personal use. Content of this Website may not otherwise be reproduced, copied to any other publication (including electronic, hard copy or others), distributed or modified, except with the prior written consent of the Company and/or the rights owner.

No links may be created to this Website without the prior written consent of the Company.

Any unauthorised reproduction, distribution or modification of part or all of this Website shall be a breach of these Terms. Your right to use the Website will cease immediately and you shall be required to return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Data Protection

The use of this Website is subject to the terms of the Company’s Privacy Notice and Cookie Policy, which shall be deemed to be incorporated within these Terms.

Telephone Conversations

In order to maintain the quality of our services and for the protection of our customers, telephone conversations may be recorded.

Disclaimers

The information contained on this Website has been compiled with considerable care to ensure its accuracy at the date of publication. However, no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made to its accuracy or completeness or the content of any other website referred to or accessed by hyperlink, nor do we guarantee successful transmission to any linked website.

Any research or analysis contained on this Website has been procured by (or at the request of) the Company for its own use and may be acted on in that connection. It is provided to you only incidentally and is not intended to be relied upon to make business decisions. Any opinions expressed are subject to change without notice.

Whilst we will endeavour to maintain our online services, we cannot guarantee that this Website will always be accessible to you nor can we guarantee that services provided by this Website will not be interrupted. Furthermore, whilst we operate strict internal procedures regarding the integrity of the Website, we cannot promise that this Website or any information that you may download or copy will be error or virus free.  You should use your own virus protection software when accessing our Website. We discourage you from using e-mail for sending confidential or sensitive information. If you send e-mail (encrypted or not) to us over the Internet, you are accepting the associated risks of lack of confidentiality.

Where our Website contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources and encourage you to read the terms and conditions on the other websites you visit.

No third party supplier of information or data on this Website makes any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the data contained on this Website nor as to the results to be obtained by recipients of the data. No such third party shall in any way be liable to any recipient of the data for any inaccuracies, errors or omissions in the information or data on this Website, regardless of cause, or for any damages whatsoever (whether direct or indirect) suffered by you or any third party, whether or not based on the content, information or materials contained herein.

Liability and Indemnification

To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Company shall not be liable for any loss or damages, whether direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive or exemplary damages and howsoever caused (including whether such claims are based on negligence, breach of contract, strict liability, breach of statutory duty or otherwise), arising out of or in any way connected with your use of or inability to use this Website, including without limitation: loss of profits, business, savings, goodwill or data; any failure of performance, denial of service, attack, interruption, defect, operator errors, inconvenience or delay in operation or transmission or computer virus; failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communications lines (including telephone, cable and internet); force majeure; or third party theft of, destruction of, unauthorised access to, alteration or use of your information, equipment or property, even if the Company has been advised of the possibility of or could have foreseen the excluded damages.

Nothing in these Terms shall be deemed to limit the Company’s liability for: (a) death or personal injury caused by the Company’s negligence, or that of its directors, agents, officers or representatives; (b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or (c) any liability which cannot by law be restricted or limited.

As a condition of your use of this Website, you agree to indemnify the Company and its third party providers for any and all claims, losses, liabilities and expenses arising from any use of the Website or your violation of these Terms.

Applicable Law

These Terms and any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection therewith shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of England and Wales. You agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

You are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of the country from which you are accessing this Website.