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Terms & conditions

Please read these terms & conditions (“Terms”) before proceeding as they explain the legal framework for the information on this website. By accessing this website you are deemed to have read and accepted these Terms and it is your responsibility to be aware of, and to observe, the applicable laws and regulations of any relevant jurisdiction. Hg reserves the right to modify these Terms at any time.

In the United Kingdom, Hg is the trading name of HgCapital LLP and Hg Pooled Management Limited, both of which are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority with the following FCA registration numbers:

HgCapital LLP:                                        478870
Hg Pooled Management Limited:        122466

In Germany, Hg operates through HgCapital Beratungs GmbH & Co KG, which provides services directly to Hg.

Intellectual Property

The trademarks, service marks and logos shown in this website are registered and unregistered trademarks of Hg and others. Nothing in these terms and conditions, or this website, should be construed as granting any licence or right to use any of these trademarks displayed.

Downloading or other copying from this site does not transfer to you title to any material or software. Should you download or copy material from this site no copyright or other proprietary notices should be removed. Hg reserves all rights with respects to copyright and trademark ownership of all material on this site and will enforce such rights to the full extent permitted by law.

No Advice

The contents of this site have been prepared solely for information purposes and Hg’s communications are only directed at professional clients and eligible counter-parties. They are not directed at any other person. Funds managed by Hg are not available to members of the general public. In addition, no information on this site constitutes investment, tax, legal or any other advice and nothing on this site is intended to constitute an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity in any jurisdiction.

Access in Non-UK Jurisdictions

Hg does not represent that any materials on this site are appropriate for use, or permitted by local laws, in all jurisdictions or by all investors. Those accessing the site do so of their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws and regulations. In particular, the site is not directed at any person resident in any jurisdiction where, under local law or regulation, the publication or availability of this site is prohibited. Persons to whom such restrictions apply must not access this site.

No Representation or Warranty

The information on this site is published in good faith but no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made by Hg or by any of its partners or employees, as to its accuracy or completeness and it should not be relied on as such. Nothing in these Terms attempts to exclude liability that Hg may have under the UK Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (“FSMA”).

To the extent permitted by applicable law, Hg does not warrant that this site will be available at any time or that your access to the site will be uninterrupted, timely or free from viruses.

External Sites

This site contains certain links that may give you access to external websites and websites of organisations that are not regulated under FSMA. Hg has not examined any of these websites and does not assume responsibility for their contents or for the goods, services and products that they offer. These links are for your convenience and you access these at your own risk.

Governing Law

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

Privacy Statement

Hg respects the privacy of online visitors to this site and recognises the importance of protecting your personal information that you may provide to Hg. This statement sets out Hg’s policy and principles regarding the use of information you provide when visiting this site.

Information we collect

The information that Hg collects includes:

  • If you subscribe to Hg news and updates, your name, email address and place of work. This information will be used, with your consent, to send you news and other updates (including marketing material). If you would like to stop receiving this information, please contact us at the address in paragraph 12 below.

Hg will also collect certain information about you automatically when you use our website (using cookies or similar technologies). It will also allow Hg to record certain information about you when you use the site, including details of your domain name, IP address, operating system and browser. This in turn will help Hg to understand your use of this site and enable the monitoring and improvement of the site. If you would prefer to block these Cookies please refer to the instructions or help service on your internet browser. For further information about our use of Cookies, please see our Cookies policy below.

How we share your information

Hg may share personal information, provided by you, with third parties, including Hg group entities, subcontractors, agents and any person who will use such information in the course of providing services to you and for the purposes that we specify. Where a third party is used for these specified reasons, such third party vendors have agreed to maintain the confidentiality and security of information Hg shares with them.

In addition, we may share information with a potential buyer, transfer or merger partner or seller and their advisers in connection with any actual or potential transfer or merger of part or all of Hg’s business or assets, or any associated rights or interests, or to acquire a business or enter into a merger with it.

We may also need to disclose your information if required to do so by law, a regulator or in the course of legal proceedings.

When using the site you may be directed to other sites that are beyond Hg’s control and there are links to other sites outside our service. This includes the Investor Area. Hg is not responsible for and accepts no liability in relation to these sites and you should read the privacy policy statement of any new site you visit.

Your rights

Data protection laws provide you with various rights. In particular, subject to certain exemptions, you have a right to:

  • Be removed from our marketing lists, or change your marketing preferences.
  • Request a copy of the information we hold about you.
  • Withdraw consent to our processing of your information (to the extent that such processing is based on consent) or otherwise object to our processing of your information.
  • Ask that we delete or correct the information that we hold about you.

To exercise any of these rights, or if you have any other questions about our use of your information, please contact us at the address below.

If you are unhappy with the way we have handled your information you have a right to complain to the Information Commissioner. Her website is available at https://ico.org.uk

Other

We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity in accordance with our data retention policy or as long as is set out in any relevant agreement you enter into with us.

If you have any questions, complaints or comments regarding this site, including this privacy policy, (or would like to stop receiving Hg news and updates) please contact us by email at info@hgcapital.com

Cookies are small data files that websites generate and ask to store on your computer. Most websites use cookies in one form or another. They are typically used to:

  • remember settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page;
  • remember information you give to a website; and
  • measure how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org, or please read on to find out more about how we use cookies.

Measuring website usage

Google Analytics is in use to collect information about how visitors use this site. This provides us with important information that can enable the site to work better. We do not link this information to your name or address.

The following cookies are used by Google Analytics:

Name                

Typical content                               

Cookie expires after

_utma

Randomly generated ID

2 years

_utmb

Randomly generated ID

30 minutes

_utmc

Randomly generated ID

When you close your web browser

_utmz

Randomly generated ID

6 months

 

Understanding your web browser capabilities

We set some cookies to store information about your browser settings, to understand which functionality to enable on the site. The following cookies are used:

Name                   

Typical content                      

Cookie expires after                                     

has_js

1 or blank

When you close your web browser

 

Remembering your choices

Certain sections of our site remember your choices, so you can be provided with the right information if you visit other pages, and then return. For example, if you filter a list of information we will remember your choice and default to that selection if you visit the page again. These choices are not tied to any personally identifiable information. The following cookies are used:

 

Name

Typical content                  

Cookie expires after

SESS<Randomly generated ID>                 

A random string

Up to 24 days

the_cookie

closed

Up to 1 year