1. Website 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 and Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited are both authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”). Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited is a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary undertaking of Baillie Gifford & Co. 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 and webcasts 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.

    Communications with Website Users

    How we use your information

    These terms and conditions tell you what to expect when Baillie Gifford collects personal information. It applies to information we collect about visitors to our website. 

    Visitors to our websites

    When someone visits www.bailliegifford.com we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the website. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting www.bailliegifford.com

    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 Data Protection Act 1998, 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 complies with the Act in all our dealings with your personal data.

    Search engine

    The search engine on our website is powered by a search service provided by Microsoft. Click here for an overview of privacy at Microsoft.

    Links to Other Websites

    These terms and conditions do not cover the links within this website 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.

    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

    Disclaimers

    The views, opinions, conclusions and findings expressed in the articles and webcasts or any other related material on this website 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 is subject to change without notice.

    Any research or analysis contained herein has been procured by Baillie Gifford for its own use and may be acted on in that connection. The information does not in any way constitute investment advice. Examples used in these reports do not imply that they will prove profitable in the future and neither is it known if they will feature in any future portfolios. Any individual examples may represent only a small part of the overall portfolio and are included to help illustrate our investment style. A full list of portfolio holdings and transactions is available on request.

    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, webcasts, related material or their content.

    Articles, webcasts and any other related material on this website contain information on investments which does not constitute independent investment research. Accordingly, they are not subject to the protections afforded to independent research and Baillie Gifford and its staff may have dealt in the investments concerned. 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. 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.

    Cookie Policy

    Full information on our cookie policy can be found here.

     

    Changes to these Terms and Conditions

    We keep our terms and conditions under regular review. These were last updated on 16 December 2015.