Terms of Use



These Terms of Use (“Terms”) explain the basis on which Charles Stanley & Co. Limited provides, and you may use, the Charles Stanley Investment Choices website at the domain www.csinvestmentchoices.co.uk and the pages within it (the “Site”), as updated from time to time. By continuing to do so, you indicate that you accept the Terms and that you agree to abide by them so please read this document carefully before you start to use the Site. If you do not agree, please refrain from using the Site.

Charles Stanley Investment Choices is a registered trading name of Charles Stanley & Co. Limited whose registered office is at 55 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 3AS. Registered in England No. 1903304.

This Site should not be regarded as an offer or solicitation to conduct designated investment business, as defined by the UK Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 ("FSMA"), in any jurisdiction other than the United Kingdom. Any research material on the following pages of this Site has been prepared for persons in the United Kingdom and is not intended for distribution or use outside the United Kingdom. Charles Stanley & Co. Limited may be prohibited or restricted by legislation or regulation in any other jurisdiction from directing or making this Site available to you; in particular the Site is not for distribution in, nor directed at, persons in the USA, Canada or European Economic Area. If you are accessing this Site from outside the UK, please contact us and we shall be pleased to confirm the position to you. You should satisfy yourself before reading it that Charles Stanley & Co. Limited is permitted to provide research material concerning investments to you under relevant legislation and regulations. Charles Stanley & Co. Limited accepts no responsibility whatever for any failure by a person resident outside the United Kingdom to observe the foregoing.

By accessing the site, you agree and acknowledge the following:

1. General Information

1.1 For the purposes of S.21 FSMA the whole Site has been approved by Charles Stanley & Co. Limited, a firm authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority ("the FCA") and entered in the FCA's Register with Register number 124412. The FCA's Register and the FCA Handbook of Rules and Guidance can be accessed at www.fca.org.uk.

1.2 Charles Stanley & Co. Limited's registered VAT number is 524732945.

1.3 For general enquiries by email, please contact us. Please note that this email address is not secure.

2. Disclaimers

2.1 Charles Stanley & Co. Limited does not warrant that the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free; nor does it make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the Site. Other than disclosures relating to Charles Stanley & Co. Limited, the information on this Site including stock price information is based on current public information that it considers reliable, but Charles Stanley & Co. Limited does not represent that it is accurate or complete and it should not be relied on as such.

2.2 The Site is provided without warranties or other assurances of any kind. To the fullest extent permitted by law, neither Charles Stanley & Co. Limited nor any other party involved in creating, producing or communicating the Site shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential loss or damages that result from the use of or inability to use it, including but not limited to interruptions, deletion of files or email, errors, defects, viruses, delays in operation or transmission, or any failure of performance, whether or not resulting from force majeure, communications failure, theft, destruction, or unauthorised access to Charles Stanley & Co. Limited's records, programmes or services.

2.3 E-mail messages sent via the public area of the Site may not be secure. We urge you not to send emails to Charles Stanley & Co. Limited containing confidential information, or that relate to time sensitive matters. You agree that you do so at your own risk and that you hold Charles Stanley & Co. Limited harmless from any loss that you may suffer as a result. An automated delivery receipt does not constitute acceptance of any email; we will only be deemed to have accepted an email if we either expressly reply to or act on your email.

2.4 Nothing in these Terms shall operate so as to exclude, limit or restrict Charles Stanley & Co. Limited's liability for death or personal injury, for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, for damage suffered as a result of any breach by of the conditions as to title and quiet enjoyment implied by English law, liability under the Consumer Rights Act 2015or for any other liability the exclusion or limitation of which is not permitted by English law. These disclaimers do not affect the statutory rights of consumers.

2.5 These disclaimers shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England. If any provision shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable then that provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

3. Use & Reproduction

3.1 You acknowledge that this Site contains information, data, software, photographs, graphs, videos, typefaces, graphics, music, sounds, and other material (collectively "Content") which is protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights proprietary to Charles Stanley & Co. Limited and its licensors.

3.2 No part of the Content may without the prior written permission of Charles Stanley & Co. Limited be permanently stored, reproduced or copied in any form or by means other than for the user's legitimate and legal internal business purposes, provided that the user maintains all of the Charles Stanley & Co. Limited's notices, such as all legal notices and disclaimers, copyright notices, trade mark legends, or other proprietary rights.

3.3 Distribution, reselling or reproduction of this material is strictly prohibited. You may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part.

3.4 You understand that while you may be able to access certain research tools and reports through this Site, the availability of such information does not constitute a recommendation to buy, sell or otherwise trade all or any of the securities mentioned therein. Charles Stanley & Co. Limited accepts no fiduciary duties to the reader of such material and in communicating such research material is not acting in a fiduciary capacity. Neither Charles Stanley & Co. Limited nor any of its directors, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability, howsoever arising, for any error or incompleteness of fact or opinion in it or lack of care in its preparation or publication, provided that this shall not exclude liability to the extent that this is impermissible under the law relating to financial services. All statements and opinions are made as of the date on the face of the relevant research material and are not held out as applicable thereafter. Research recommendations are given in good faith but without legal responsibility and are subject to change without notice. You are recommended to seek advice concerning suitability from your investment advisor. Investors should be aware that past performance is not necessarily a guide to the future and that the price of shares and other investments, and the income derived from them, may fall as well as rise and the amount realised may be less than the original sum invested. You agree not to hold Charles Stanley & Co. Limited and/or any of its respective offices, employees, agents or affiliates liable for any investment decisions made by you arising from the use of this Site or its Content.

3.5. Charles Stanley & Co. Limited and its connected companies, their directors, members, employees and members of their families may have positions in the securities or derivatives (including derivatives, options and warrants) thereof of covered companies referred to in research. As a result, investors should be aware that Charles Stanley & Co. Limited may have a conflict of interest that could affect the objectivity, independence and impartiality of its research. Investors should consider research as only a single factor in making their investment decision.

3.6 The policy on the production of research by Charles Stanley & Co. Limited, the definitions of its research recommendations and how it manages actual or potential conflicts of interest can be found at http://www.charles-stanley.co.uk/PCR-policy.

3.7 Research material will carry the date of publication or, on a research circular printed overnight, the date on which it was sent to the printers. Where a price is quoted in research material it will generally, in the absence of contrary words, be the latest practicable price prior to distribution or, in the case of a research circular printed overnight, the closing price at the close of business.

3.8 Prices and other share information provided within this Site are supplied on a delayed time basis.

3.9 You may not link to the Site without the prior written consent of Charles Stanley & Co. Limited, nor must the Site be framed on any other website. Charles Stanley & Co. Limited reserves the right to withdraw any linking permission without notice. 

4. External Sites

By accessing other websites through links provided by Charles Stanley & Co. Limited (be they a hypertext link or other referral device), you agree to the following terms and conditions:

4.1 Should you leave this Site via a link contained herein, and view content on any website that is not provided by Charles Stanley & Co. Limited, you do so at your own risk. The content to which you link will not have been developed, checked for accuracy, or otherwise reviewed by Charles Stanley & Co. Limited. Charles Stanley & Co. Limited does not guarantee the timelines, sequence, accuracy, adequacy or completeness of such information and Charles Stanley & Co. Limited gives no express warranties with respect to the information. Charles Stanley & Co. Limited is not responsible for damages or losses caused by any delays, defects or omissions that may exist in the services, information or other content provided in any such website, or for any such site's policies in relation to the use or processing of personal data. Charles Stanley & Co. Limited makes no guarantees or representations as to, and shall have no liability for, any electronic content delivered by any third party, including, without limitation, the accuracy, subject matter, quality or timeliness of any electronic content.

4.2 Charles Stanley & Co. Limited is not responsible for the accuracy of information contained within websites provided by third parties that may have links to or from its Site. The material available on external websites has been produced by independent providers that are not affiliated with Charles Stanley & Co. Limited and nor may they be regulated by the FCA. Any opinions or recommendations expressed on external sites are solely those of the independent providers and are not the opinions or recommendations of Charles Stanley & Co. Limited. 

4.3 You understand that while some of the linked websites may provide information and news stories about investments, the availability of such information does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell or otherwise trade all or any of the securities discussed therein. You understand that you are responsible for your own investment decisions and you should seek your own professional advice as to the suitability of any investment mentioned in such information.

5. Data Protection

5.1 In cases where you have provided personal information to Charles Stanley & Co. Limited, it shall only use it to carry out its duties and obligations arising from the provision and use of this Site and Charles Stanley & Co. Limited shall at all times comply with the requirements of current data protection legislation.

5.2 You are responsible for maintaining the security of your Username and password which permits access to the secure area of the Site and to your account. Such information must never be shared with anyone, and after accessing your account you must log off. This ensures that no third party may be able to access your account if you leave your computer and your session has not yet been timed out.

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5.3 If you receive marketing, research or other regular information from Charles Stanley & Co. Limited and wish to unsubscribe please contact us.

5.4 All telephone calls are recorded for business purposes or to comply with regulatory obligations.

6. Other Information

6.1 In order to maintain the security of its systems, protect its staff and detect fraud and other crimes, Charles Stanley & Co. Limited reserves the right to monitor all internet communications, including web and email traffic, into and out of its domains. Monitoring includes checks for, but not limited to, viruses and other malignant codes, criminal activity and inappropriate, offensive or otherwise unacceptable use or content.

6.2 Charles Stanley & Co. Limited reserves the right to cooperate fully with any investigation by national and international police, regulatory authorities and other officials, and reserves the right to disclose any personal data (including personal or private electronic communication transmitted on this Site) to such officials to the extent requested by them in connection with any such investigation, or as otherwise required by law or regulation.

6.3 Current tax levels and reliefs may change, and the value of any relief depends on individual circumstances.

6.4 This Site contains both public and secure client areas. The client login area and the services described by the Site are only available following successful completion of Charles Stanley & Co. Limited's account opening requirements. Charles Stanley & Co. Limited has made every effort to describe the benefits and risks associated with these services which you should ensure you understand before contemplating making an application. The terms and conditions applicable to these services operate in conjunction with the terms of this legal notice, although the former shall take precedence in the case of any conflict between them. Please note the basis on which research tools are provided and comply with our security requirements.

6.5 Charles Stanley & Co. Limited may assign or transfer our rights and/or obligations under these Terms on notice (which may be posted on the Site) to any other person or entity. You shall not assign or transfer all or any of your rights, benefits or obligations under these Terms.

6.6 These Terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England. If any provision shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable then that provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

Updated: December 2020