Terms and Conditions

Please read our terms and conditions carefully before using our website.

Proceeding to use the website will indicate your acceptance of the following terms and conditions. If you wish to use any services produced online now or in the future, you are also subject to the applicable terms. We reserve the right to change the website and these terms and conditions from time to time without notice to you, and your continued use of the website indicates your continued acceptance of the terms and conditions as modified.

Baillie Gifford

Baillie Gifford & Co is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”). For further information on Baillie Gifford & Co and its subsidiary undertakings (together “Baillie Gifford”) you can access the Important Information webpage here.

If you would like further information on the FCA, you can access their website here.

Copyright Notice

This website, the information and images contained within it are protected by copyright. All title, ownership rights and intellectual property rights in and to the articles or any other related material are and shall remain the property of Baillie Gifford or third parties where relevant. Downloading, retransmission or reproduction of part or all of the website contents in any form is prohibited, unless for personal use. Content of this website may not be edited, altered, adapted in any way or copied to any other publication (including electronic, hard copy or others). Interior deep linking or framing of this website is prohibited without permission of Baillie Gifford.

Privacy Policy
Information you provide to us will only be used by Baillie Gifford. We collect personal information about you in order to compile our mailing list when you provide us with your personal data while using this website. We also collect information automatically about your visit to our website to allow us to monitor user preferences and to assist us in making website improvements. We may also collect personal information from you from time to time, to allow us to offer you further opportunities available through this website, at your request. We process your information in order to notify you of products and services and to carry out business related activities upon your instruction.

You have the right to apply for a copy of information held by us about you in terms of the applicable Data Protection legislation, as well as to have any of your information updated or corrected.

Data Protection Notice
Baillie Gifford is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and will comply with the Act and any subordinate legislation made thereunder or any statute or statutory provision, which modifies, consolidates, re-enacts or supersedes it (and any subordinate legislation made thereunder) in all our dealings with your personal data.

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Links to Other Websites
These terms and conditions do not cover the links within this website or links on this website's Twitter account linking to other websites. Baillie Gifford does not sponsor, maintain or have any control over the content of any other websites. Therefore, we are not responsible for the adequacy or accuracy of any of the information you may view, nor do we undertake to ensure successful transmission to any linked website.

We encourage you to read the terms and conditions on the other websites you visit.

Disclaimers
The views, opinions, conclusions and findings expressed in the articles or any other related material on this website and this website’s Twitter account are those of the relevant contributor and do not necessarily reflect the views of Baillie Gifford, its officers, directors, partners, employees or consultants. The information contained in this website consists of opinions and indicators only and is not intended to be relied upon to make business decisions. This information does not in any way constitute investment advice and is subject to change without notice. Any examples used in these reports do not imply that they will prove profitable in the future.

This website is made available by Baillie Gifford on an “as is” and “as available” basis and Baillie Gifford gives no warranty of any kind in relation to Baillie Gifford articles, related material or their content.

This website is not for readers in the US: (i) the information on the account, or linked through it, is not intended for a U.S. audience, (ii) nothing posted on the account should be deemed to be an offer to sell securities to, or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities from, any U.S. person, and (iii) shares of the investment vehicles discussed on the account and in any linked materials have not been registered under the 1933 Act and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or reliance on an applicable exemption from registration under the 1933 Act.

The value of an investment may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amount originally invested. Past performance is no guide to future performance.

Baillie Gifford makes no warranties, representations or undertakings about: (1) the content of this website; or (2) the content of any other website referred to or accessed by hyperlink. In particular, Baillie Gifford is not responsible for Twitter’s privacy, security, or terms of use policies, nor their content, software or tools (or those of any third party) that can be accessed by hyperlink from this website or this website’s twitter account. The views and advertisements made by third parties which Baillie Gifford may follow on Twitter are those of such third parties and do not necessarily reflect the views of Baillie Gifford, its officers, directors, partners, employees or consultants. All communications made on Twitter linked to this website are in accordance with these terms and conditions and will not constitute investment advice.

Please do not disclose account or personal financial information on this website’s Twitter account.

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 any information that you may download or copy will be error free. For the avoidance of doubt, we disclaim responsibility for: (1) any damages that may be caused to you as a result of using this website; and (2) any damages third parties may cause to you by your use of this website as a result of a breach of website security.

Social Media Policy
USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA BY BAILLIE GIFFORD
The term ‘social media’ can have different interpretations. For the purposes of this policy, it includes, but is not limited to, digital forms of communication that tend to be characterised by being informal, easily shared and fast moving where the reader is actively involved. Baillie Gifford’s social media channels include Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media platforms we make available.

The information shared by Baillie Gifford via social media channels is intended to highlight areas of intellectual thought and debate which inform the investment philosophy of the firm, in the hope that they may be of wider interest. This information will consist of opinion and indicators only and is not intended to be relied upon to make investment decisions. It should not be considered as investment advice or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a particular investment.

By nature, social media sites are public and, as such, Baillie Gifford is not responsible for, and does not endorse the content posted by other users of these sites. Any views or opinions expressed by followers and other users of social media sites on which Baillie Gifford shares information are those of the relevant contributor and do not necessarily reflect the views of Baillie Gifford, its officers, directors, partners, employees or consultants.

Please do not post personal, confidential or account information via social media. Instead, if you wish to speak with us regarding your investments or to raise a customer service issue, please contact us directly

In the interests of moderation, we reserve the right to remove comments, or to block a user or follower who posts content that we deem to be:
• Inappropriate, offensive or malicious
• unlawful or encouraging such activity
• a solicitation or advice
• inaccurate or misleading
• spam or not a real person