SIPPclub Terms Of Use

SIPPclub neither advises on nor recommends specific investments or strategies. Our role is to enable SIPPclub members to make informed decisions through the provision of information, and by referral to independent pension advisers, SIPP operators, and lending and investment promoters.

You should always undertake your own independent due diligence before making any investment decisions.

If you require advice about any products marketed through sippclub.com, then you should seek advice from an Independent Financial Adviser qualified to give advice on such investments. Do not invest unless you have carefully thought about whether you can afford it and whether it is right for you and if necessary consult with a professional adviser in accordance with the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. These products are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority or covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, which means you will not have access to the Financial Ombudsman Service.

SIPPs are only suitable for individuals that take an active interest in their investments and have the time available to do this on a regular basis. Ordinarily, these individuals are professional investors or high net worth individuals with certified market sophistication which enables them to understand the risks.

The value of any investments can go down as well as up and you might not get back what you put in. You may have difficulty selling any investment at a reasonable price and in some circumstances it might be difficult to sell at any price.

The information on sippclub.com is intended to give you a general overview of what investment promoters do and what are reasonably believed to be potential investment opportunities. Information is provided as a guide only and is subject to change without prior notice and does not form part of any contract. Whilst every effort has been made to check the accuracy of the statements and historical data provided on sippclub.com, it is possible there may be errors and omissions. SIPPclub does not accept liability for errors, omissions or future changes.

Important Notice

Due Diligence documents relating any loan or investment opportunity featured in the Members Area is privileged and confidential.  You are only permitted to view the documents for the sole use of ascertaining whether an opportunity is appropriate for your financial circumstances.  You are not permitted to pass this information to any third party, be it a person or a website.  Should you wish to consult with your financial and professional advisers in respect of any document found in the Members Area, you are required to seek prior permission from SIPPclub before the information is made available to them.

SIPPclub Membership Terms

In becoming a member of SIPPclub, you are certifying you are either a High Net Worth Individual or a Sophisticated Investor for the purposes of The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 Schedule 5.  You understand this means:

(a) You can receive promotions, made by a person who is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority, which relate to units in unregulated collective investment schemes that invest wholly or predominantly in unlisted companies;

(b) The schemes to which the promotions will relate are not authorised or recognised for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;

You are a High Net Worth Individual because at least one of the following applies:

(a) You had, during the financial year immediately preceding the date below, an annual income to the value of £100,000 or more;

(b) You held, throughout the financial year immediately preceding the date below, net assets to the value of £250,000 or more.  Net assets for these purposes do not include:

(i) the property which is your primary residence or any loan secured on that residence; or

(ii) any rights of yours under a qualifying contract of insurance within the meaning of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001; or

(iii) any benefits (in the form of pensions or otherwise) which are payable on the termination of your service or on your death or retirement and to which you are (or your dependants are), or may be, entitled.

You are a Sophisticated Investor because at least one of the following applies:

1. You are a member of a network or syndicate of business angels and have been so for at least the last six months prior to the date below;

2. You have made more than one investment in an unlisted company in the two years prior to the date below;

3. You are working, or have worked in the two years prior to the date below, in a professional capacity in the private equity sector, or in the provision of finance for small and medium enterprises;

4. You are currently, or have been in the two years prior to the date below, a director of a company with an annual turnover of at least £1 million.

You understand when you are being promoted an unregulated investment, you are aware:

a) That it is exempt from the scheme promotion restriction (in section 238 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000) on the communication of invitations or inducements to participate in unregulated schemes on the ground that it is made to a certified sophisticated investor;

b) That buying the units to which the communication relates may expose you to a significant risk of losing all of the property invested;

c) That if you are in any doubt about the investment to which the invitation or inducement relates, you should consult an authorised person specialising in advising on investments of the kind in question.

You accept that you can lose your property and other assets from making investment decisions based on financial promotions.

You are aware that it is open to you to seek advice from an authorised person who specialises in advising on this kind of investment.

SIPPclub and sippclub.com are trading name of SIPPclub Limited (“we”, “us” or “our”).

By using our site you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms. If you don't wish to be bound by what you read below, you shouldn't use sippclub.com.

We may make changes to these Terms at any time. We will let you know what these changes are by posting them to this page, but it is your responsibility as a user to make sure that you are aware of them, by checking for any changes on a regular basis. Changes will become effective as soon as they are posted. If you continue to use our site after the posting of changes to these Terms, it means that you accept any such changes.

What we do

This site is all about sharing information on SIPPS - self-invested personal pensions. We provide regularly updated general information with our views on how to make the most of your SIPP. The information that you read on this site is a great starting point for your further research into what suits your particular financial requirements.

What we don't do

The information we provide does not address your individual requirements. In particular, our information does not constitute any form of advice, recommendation, representation, endorsement or arrangement by us and is not intended to be relied upon by you in making (or refraining from making) any specific investment or other decisions. If we mention companies on our site, we usually do so because of their attractive products and services. As general policy, we don't vet them on customer service or investigate their solvency (how likely they are to go bust). Given that the impact of any information expressed on our site can vary widely based on your particular circumstances, you should always carry out your own research into the product or service that is of interest to you.

Privacy policy

We take your privacy seriously. Please read our privacy policy at https://www.sippclub.com/privacy/ to see how we deal with this information.

Links

Our site does include details on, or links through to, information provided by other websites. We don't control the accuracy or completeness of that information. You take full responsibility for using that information and verifying it and for any decision to use, purchase or refrain from purchasing any of the services or products mentioned on a linked site. If you do purchase products or services from another website please read their contract carefully before deciding to buy. Remember, your contract for those products or services will be with them, not us.

When you use other websites, any personal information you give them will be dealt with in line with their privacy polices, not ours, so please read the privacy policies of each and every such website before using them.

Some of the links included on our site are affiliated links. These are links which take you directly or indirectly to a financial product provider and which may result in us receiving a fee or commission as a consequence of you clicking through to their site or purchasing a product from them. However, our independence is paramount to us and our selection of links is not influenced by any fee/commission received by financial providers.

You are welcome to link to our site if you comply with the terms set out in this section and all applicable laws. Any site or service that links to our site:

  • can display a sippclub.com logo but mustn't otherwise use any sippclub.com trade marks without our written consent
  • mustn't remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of our logo
  • mustn't in any way imply that we are endorsing it or its products or services
  • mustn't misrepresent its relationship with us or present false information about us
  • mustn't be a site or service that infringes any intellectual property or other right of any person or that otherwise does not comply with all relevant laws and regulations
  • mustn't be a site or service that contains content that could be considered distasteful or offensive

If you breach these terms, then we have the right to require that your link is removed and to take whatever other action we think appropriate.

Our content

All of the content on our site is owned by us or our licensors and is protected by UK and international copyright laws.

The content on our site includes any information or other material found on sippclub.com, including forums, articles, databases, graphics, software and all other features of our site. You are allowed to use our content for personal, non-commercial use only. You may make one copy of extracts from this site on any single computer for personal, individual use only, provided that all copyright and proprietary notices are kept intact. Apart from that, none of our content may be republished, posted, transmitted, stored, sold, distributed or modified without our prior written consent.

The trade marks, 'sippclub.com' and ‘SIPPclub' are owned by SIPPclub Limited. All other brand names and trade marks that appear on this site are trademarks or trade names of their respective holders. No permission is given in respect of the use of any of these brands or marks and any such use may constitute an infringement of the holder's rights.

Your content

Just so that you know, you own any copyright in the text that you post to our forums. However, when you post text, you expressly grant us a perpetual, unlimited free license to republish that text on our site and to redistribute/make available and/or sell that text in print or electronic form anywhere in the world as part of an edited compilation or otherwise.

Disclaimer of warranties and liability

We provide our site in good faith but we can't and don't warrant the completeness, truth or accuracy of the information or other content or postings found on our site, or their usefulness for any particular purpose. You acknowledge and agree that you bear full responsibility for your own financial research and decisions and that we shall not be liable for any action that you or others take or don't take based on your use of or reliance on information provided by us or other users of this Site.

We don't promise that your access to our site, or its content will be delivered uninterrupted, timely or error-free, or that the site will be free from viruses or other harmful properties. It is your responsibility to implement satisfactory safeguards and procedures to make sure any files you obtain through our site are free from such contaminations or other harmful properties.

The effect of what is set out here is that you agree that under no circumstances will we be held liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or other type loss or injury resulting from your use, or downloading of any content on our site.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless us, our directors, officers, employees and licensors from and against any claim, liability, cost, damage or loss we may incur (including reasonable legal fees) as a result of any material that you post or transmit on our communication forums or via our comms systems, any actions you take which disrupt access to and/or the functioning of our site or any breach by you of your obligations under these Terms.

General

If any of these provisions is deemed invalid, void or unenforceable that provision will be deemed severable from the rest and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

This site is directed to users in the United Kingdom only unless otherwise specified for specific items posted on this site.

These Terms shall be governed by the laws of England and any dispute between us will be resolved exclusively in the Courts of England.

SIPPclub Limited is registered in England under company number 8290454.

SIPPclub Limited is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office in respect of the Data Protection Act under registration number Z3441999.

Changes to these Terms

The contents of this statement may be altered at any time, at our discretion.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our terms of use, please get in touch using our Contact form at https://www.sippclub.com/sipp/contact/.

Last updated: 12 June 2016