Terms of use

1.    Information about us

This website, www.gpe.co.uk (the "Website") is the official website of Great Portland Estates plc ("the Company"). 

The Company is registered in England and Wales under registered number 596137 and has its registered office at 33 Cavendish Square, London W1G OPW. The Company's VAT registration number is 233 3690 73.

2.    Legal disclaimer

The use of the Website, is governed by the terms and conditions set out below (the "Terms and Conditions"), which you should read in conjunction with the Company's Privacy Notice (which is incorporated into these Terms and Conditions) before proceeding.

By using the Company's Website you are deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Notice.  If after careful consideration you do not agree to use the Website in accordance with these Terms and Conditions and the privacy statement you should exit without proceeding further.

The Company may amend these terms and conditions from time to time.  You should re-visit this page from time to time so that you are aware of any changes that have been made.  If you breach these Terms and Conditions, your right to use the Website will terminate immediately.

3.    Accessing and using our site

The Company grants access to the Website on a temporary basis and reserves the right to, without notice: (a) withdraw, restrict or suspend access to the Website or any part of the Website, (b) change or amend the Website, or (c) change or discontinue any services provided through the Website.  The Company is under no obligation to update the Website or its contents at any time and the content of the Website may be out of date at any time.

If the Company provides you with any user identification code, password or any other piece of information for the purposes of the Website, you must treat such information as confidential and you must not disclose such information to any third party.  The Company reserves the right to cancel any user identification code or password if, in the Company's opinion, you have failed to comply with these Terms and Conditions.

4.    Accuracy of information and limitation of liability

The Website and the material and information provided on the Website is provided on an "as-is" and "as available" basis without warranty of any kind. All users are responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness and fitness for purpose of all details of advice, services and other information provided on the Website before relying on it.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the Company, other members of its group of companies and third parties connected to the Company exclude: (A) all representations, warranties or conditions, express or implied, statutory or otherwise that may apply to the website including, but not limited to, representations, warranties or conditions about the services referred to, or information or other content published, on the Website; and (B) all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage resulting from or related to the use of or inability to use this Website, including but not limited to loss or damage due to viruses that may infect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing this Website or your reliance on or downloading or use of any material from this Website or any websites linked to this Website.  In particular, the Company and other members of its corporate group will not be liable for any loss of data, income, profit or opportunity, or any indirect or consequential loss or special damages even if such loss or damages were reasonably foreseeable.  

5.    Intellectual Property

The Company is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Website and the content and material published on it (the "Content").  The Content is protected by the laws of trade marks, copyright, patents, trade secrets and other laws and treaties around the world.

The Content may be accessed, downloaded or printed only for your personal, non-commercial use. Without the prior written permission of the Company, you may not copy, distribute, modify, publish or transfer any material on this Website, in whole or in part.  All rights not expressly granted to you by these Terms and Conditions are reserved by the Company or its licencors.  

6.    Website links to our site

You may not include a link to the Website or use part of the Website on any other website, without the prior written permission of the Company.

7.    Website links from our site

The Website may include links to other websites solely as a convenience to users. We are not responsible for the content of any other website which you access through this Website or to which you may hyperlink from this Website and accept no liability for any loss or damage you incur as a result of your use of any other website from which you hyperlink to or from this Website.

8.     No advice or offer

The Website does not constitute an offer of, or invitation to make an offer for, shares or other securities in the Company and its subsidiary companies, nor does it provide or constitute any advice or recommendation in connection with the acquisition or disposal of any investment or any other investment decision or transaction. Investors should be aware that past performance of the Company's shares or any other securities is no indication as to their future performance. The price of securities and the income derived from them may go down as well as up and investors may not recoup the amount originally invested. Under no circumstances may information contained on this Website be treated as any form of legal, investment, tax or other advice and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, the Company disclaims all liability arising from any reliance placed on such information. If you need such advice, please consult your own professional advisers.

9.    Privacy

The Company is committed to protecting the privacy of any personal information you provide to us through the Website. We process the information you provide us through the Website in accordance with the Privacy Notice.

10.  Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not knowingly introduce any software or other materials which are malicious or harmful to the Website including, without limitation, viruses, malware, bugs, corrupt data, "Trojan horses" or worms.  You must not obtain or attempt to obtain unauthorised access to the Website, any part of the Website or any server, computer, system or database connected to the Website and you must not attack the Website by any denial-of-service attack or distributed denial-of service attack or any other means.

Breach of this paragraph 10 may not only be a breach of contracts but may also be a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.  If you breach this paragraph 10, we may report you to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with such authorities by disclosing your identity or IP address to them.  In addition, your right to use the Website will cease immediately.

11.  Governing law and jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions, and any non-contractual obligations arising out of or connected to these Terms and Conditions or your use of, or visit to, the Website, will be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.  The Courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction in any dispute although the Company reserves the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.