FT Forums Website Terms and Conditions#

This website is owned and operated by the Financial Times Limited (the “FT”/ “we”/ “us”/ “our”). These are the terms and conditions on which you may use this website (the “Website”) and the content and/or services available on them (the “FT Forums Content”).

1. Access and Use#

By accessing and using the Website you are agreeing to these Website Terms & Conditions.

These terms and conditions replace all previous terms and conditions for the Website.  We may update these terms and conditions for legal or regulatory reasons, or to reflect changes in our services or business practices. We will provide notice of any significant changes in Section 7 below. You should regularly check Section 7 to see if any changes have been made. Any changes will become effective as soon as we post them on the Website.

2. Content Ownership#

The FT is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Website, including FT Forums Content. No intellectual property rights in any FT Forums Content are transferred to you. “The Financial Times” and “FT” are trade marks belonging to us and you may not use them without our prior written permission.

As a user of the Website, you also agree that you shall:

3. Privacy Policy#

All information received by you from your use of the Website will be used by FT in accordance with our Privacy Policy, or on request in writing. Please read this for details of how we may process your personal data.

4. Third Party Services and Sites#

The Website may contain links to other Internet websites or online and mobile services provided by independent third parties (what we call “Third Party Sites”) either directly or through frames.

It is your decision whether you purchase or use any third party products or services made available on or via Third Party Sites and in no circumstances do we accept responsibility for your use of Third Party Sites or in respect of any Third Party products or services. Our Privacy Policy does not apply to Third Party Sites.

If the Website contains advertising or sponsorship such advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on the Website complies with international and national law. FT is not responsible for any error or inaccuracy in advertising or sponsorship material.

Copyright in any software that may be made available for download from the Website belongs to FT or its suppliers. Your use of the software is governed by the terms of any licence agreement that may accompany or be included with the software. Do not install or use any of this software unless you agree to such licence agreement. FT is not responsible for any technical or other issues that may happen if you download third party software.

5. General#

You may not license or transfer any of your rights under these terms and conditions. We may transfer any of our rights or obligations under these terms and conditions to any company within the Financial Times group of companies but if we do so we will ensure that any company to whom we transfer our rights or obligations will continue to honour your rights under them.

If any provision of these terms and conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these terms and conditions, which will remain in full force and effect.

Failure by either party to exercise any right or remedy under these terms and conditions does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy. Headings in these terms and conditions are for convenience only and will have no legal meaning or effect.

These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and the FT relating to your use of the Website. They supersede all previous communications, representations and arrangements, either written or oral.

FT promises to develop and operate the Website with reasonable skill and care and will use reasonable efforts to promptly remedy any faults of which it is aware.

However, FT does not make any promises in respect of the Website or of the quality, completeness or accuracy of the information published on the Website to the fullest extent allowed by applicable law, FT disclaims all warranties, representations, conditions and duties (except any duties of good faith) of any kind, including without limitation, any warranties of satisfactory quality, merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose. FT also does not make any promises as to the timeliness, security, performance or availability of the Website and does not provide any warranty or representation that the Website is free from infection by viruses or anything else that has contaminating or destructive properties.

6. Corporate Information#

The Financial Times Limited is owner of FT Forums and FT Forums Website, and its corporate details are as follows: registered office address is Bracken House, 1 Friday Street, London EC4M 9BT; company number is 227590; VAT number GB226162332; and Data Protection Registration Number is Z7087146. 

7. Changes to these Terms and Conditions#

These terms and conditions were published on 1 March 2022 and replace with immediate effect the terms and conditions previously published on 4 September 2019.