Terms and conditions
This website (“website”) is owned by Benefact Group PLC, Reg. No. 01718196 (“Benefact Group”) and operated by Ecclesiastical Insurance Office PLC, Reg. No. 24869 (“Ecclesiastical”). Both Benefact Group and Ecclesiastical are registered in England and Wales having their registered office address at Benefact House, 2000 Pioneer Avenue, Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth, Gloucester, GL3 4AW.
Ecclesiastical is a wholly owned subsidiary of Benefact Group.
Ecclesiastical is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 113848.
By using this website you accept these terms
We recommend that you save a copy of these terms for future reference.
ACCESS TO THIS WEB SITE (OR PORTIONS THEREOF) AND THE USE OF INFORMATION, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE (OR PORTIONS THEREOF), IS NOT INTENDED, AND IS PROHIBITED, WHERE SUCH ACCESS OR USE VIOLATES APPLICABLE LAWS OR REGULATIONS.
There are other terms that may apply to you
We may make changes to these terms
These terms may be changed by us from time to time without specific notice to you. Every time you wish to use this website, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.
This website is a business and commercial site for the use of UK residents only. As such, it is not intended for children or minors.
Product & services information
All references on this website to information, materials, products and services apply to information, materials, products and services available in the UK with respect to such information only, unless otherwise stated. We do not represent that content available on or through this website is appropriate for use or available in other locations.
How you may use material on this website
Unless otherwise indicated, this website and its design, text, content, selection and arrangement of elements, organisation, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to this website (“Elements”) are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary (including, but not limited to, intellectual property) rights and are the property of Benefact Group or Ecclesiastical or are included with the permission of the rights owner and are protected pursuant to copyright and trademark laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
The posting of any such Elements on this website does not constitute a waiver of any right in such Elements. You do not acquire ownership rights to any such Elements viewed through this website. Except as otherwise provided herein, none of these Elements may be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, modified, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without our express prior written permission.
No text or data mining, or web scraping
You shall not conduct, facilitate, authorise or permit any text or data mining or web scraping in relation to this website or any services provided via, or in relation to, this website. This includes using (or permitting, authorising or attempting the use of):
- Any “robot”, “bot”, “spider”, “scraper” or other automated device, program, tool, algorithm, code, process or methodology to access, obtain, copy, monitor or republish any portion of the site or any data, content, information or services accessed via the same.
- Any automated analytical technique aimed at analysing text and data in digital form to generate information which includes but is not limited to patterns, trends and correlations.
The provisions in this clause should be treated as an express reservation of our rights in this regard, including for the purposes of Article 4(3) of Digital Copyright Directive ((EU) 2019/790).
This clause shall not apply insofar as (but only to the extent that) we are unable to exclude or limit text or data mining or web scraping activity by contract under the laws which are applicable to us.
The Benefact Group logo, all product names, all page headers, all custom graphics, all button icons, all trademarks, service marks and logos appearing on this website, unless otherwise noted, are service marks, trademarks and/or trade dress of Ecclesiastical or its ultimate parent company, Benefact Trust Limited (the “Marks”). All other trademarks, product names, company names, logos, service marks and/or trade dress mentioned, displayed, cited or otherwise indicated on the website are the property of their respective owners.
You agree not to display or use the Marks in any manner without our prior written permission. You agree not to display or use trademarks, product names, company names, logos, service marks and/or trade dress of other owners without the prior written permission of such owners. The use or misuse of the Marks or other trademarks, product names, company names, logos, service marks and/or trade dress or any other materials contained herein, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited.
This website may contain links and/or advertisements to other websites maintained by us in addition to links to websites maintained by unrelated companies and persons (“third party website”). An advertisement of, or link to, a third party website does not mean that we approve, endorse or accept any responsibility for that third party website, its content or use, or the use of products and services made available through such third party website.
We are not responsible for the actions, content, accuracy, opinions expressed, privacy policies, products or services provided through these links or made available through these resources or appearing in such third party websites, nor for any damages or losses, directly or indirectly, caused or alleged to have been caused as a result of your use or reliance on such third party websites.
Such third party websites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, completeness or conformance with applicable laws and regulations by us. We do not make any representations whatsoever, or give any warranties of any kind, expressed, implied, or otherwise about any websites which you may access through this website, the content thereof, or the products and/or services made available through such websites. If you decide to leave our website and access these other websites, you do so at your own risk. All rules, policies (including privacy policies) and operating procedures of such websites will apply to you while on such websites.
Rules about linking to this website
Persons providing access to this website via any link from another website are solely responsible for the content, accuracy, opinions expressed, privacy policies, products or services of, or available through, the source website and for any representations made or impressions created concerning Benefact Group.
Authorisation by us to link to this website is given without assumption of any liability by us relating to such links, and we hereby disclaim any such liability. We reserve the right to withdraw any authorisation to link to this website at any time and for any reason. We may also use technology that prevents so called “deep linking”, spidering or web crawling, or at any time to prohibit any person from access to this website or any part of it which we in our sole discretion consider is excessive or in any way harmful to the operation of this website, or to the Benefact Group’s business or reputation
How we may use your personal information
THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, BENEFACT GROUP, ITS AFFILIATES, SERVICE PROVIDERS AND LICENSORS DISCLAIM ALL CONDITIONS, WARRANTIES AND OTHER TERMS, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, BENEFACT GROUP, IT’S AFFILIATES, SERVICE PROVIDERS AND LICENSORS DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT TO YOU OR YOUR COMPANY AND BENEFACT GROUP, IT’S AFFILIATES, SERVICE PROVIDERS AND LICENSORS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL CONDITIONS, WARRANTIES AND OTHER TERMS RELATING TO:
(A) ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT;
(B) DELAYS, INTERRUPTIONS, ERRORS, OR OMISSIONS IN THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR ANY PART OF IT;
(C) THE TRANSMISSION OR DELIVERY OF THIS SITE OR ITS AVAILABILITY AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION;
(D) THE USE, VALIDITY, ACCURACY, CURRENCY OR RELIABILITY OF, OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THIS SITE OR ANY INFORMATION PUBLISHED ON THIS SITE; AND
(E) TO WEBSITES TO WHICH THIS SITE IS LINKED.
The content on this site comprise our views and are designed to provide general information only. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate, it does not constitute legal or other professional advice. It is your responsibility to evaluate (or take professional advice on) the accuracy and completeness of all information, statements, opinions and other material on this website or any website with which it is linked.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or disclaimer of certain warranties. Accordingly some of the above disclaimers may not apply to you. We do not seek to exclude or limit liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law. Your statutory rights as a consumer, if any, are not affected hereby.
Exclusion of liability
IF YOU ARE A BUSINESS USER: TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAWS WE, ON BEHALF OF OUR EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, AND CONTRACTORS EXCLUDE LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSSES, DAMAGES AND EXPENSES OF WHATEVER NATURE AND HOWSOEVER ARISING INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGES, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS CAUSED BY A VIRUS, LOSS OF INCOME OR PROFIT, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES, OR OTHER LOSSES OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY WEBSITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED.
IF YOU ARE A CONSUMER USER: PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ONLY PROVIDE THIS WEBSITE FOR DOMESTIC AND PRIVATE USE. YOU AGREE NOT TO USE THIS 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.
WHETHER YOU ARE A CONSUMER OR A BUSINESS USER: YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ESTABLISHING SUCH PROCEDURES FOR DATA BACK UP AND VIRUS CHECKING AS YOU CONSIDER NECESSARY. THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THAT APPLIES TO ALL LOSSES AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER BASIS. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ABOVE, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF ANY PART OF THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS FOUND TO BE INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF ECCLESIASTICAL, ITS AFFILIATES, SERVICE PROVIDERS AND LICENSORS UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES FOR LIABILITIES THAT OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE BEEN LIMITED, SHALL NOT EXCEED £500. WE DO NOT SEEK TO EXCLUDE OR LIMIT 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 OR ANY OTHER LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
Indemnity and release
We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them
We do not guarantee that this website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access this website. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse this website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to this website, the server on which this website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to this website. You must not attack this 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. 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 right to use this website will cease immediately.
Modification and discontinuation
This website is made available free of charge. We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify, edit, delete, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently this website (or any portion thereof) and/or the information, materials, products and/or services available through this website (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, editing, deletion, suspension or discontinuance of this website.
We may transfer this agreement to someone else
We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the contract.
Law & Jurisdiction
The website is controlled by Benefact Group and operated by Ecclesiastical from its offices within England. Access to, or use of, this website or information, materials, products and/or services on this website may be prohibited by law in certain countries or jurisdictions. You are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of the country from which you are accessing this website. We make no representation that the information contained herein is appropriate or available for use in other locations outside the United Kingdom.
Our trade marks are registered
“Benefact Group” is a UK registered trade mark of Benefact Trust Limited. You are not permitted to use it without our approval, unless it is part of material you are using as permitted under How you may use material on this website.
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Benefact Group Plc
2000 Pioneer Avenue
Gloucester Business Park
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