Section A: Website Terms and Conditions
Who we are and how to contact us
www.esgvc.co.uk is a site operated by ESG_VC (“We”). We are an unincorporated association governed by the terms of reference which can be found on our website.
By using our site you accept these terms
If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site.
We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.
We may make changes to these terms or to our site
We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. We may update and change our site from time to time.
We may suspend or withdraw our site
Our site is made available free of charge.
We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons.
We may transfer this agreement to someone else
We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the contract.
How you may use material on our site
The use of the ESG VC Measurement Framework is covered by the Creative CommonsAttribution-NonCommercial NoDerivatives 4.0 International License – https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/. You are free to share copy and redistribute the material in unmodified form in any medium or format provided you include the following information:
IP Owner: Social Value Portal Ltd
Permission is granted for organisations to use the ESG_VC Measurement Framework for the measurement, comparison or evaluation of social value, even where this is for commercial advantage. However, the ESG_VC Measurement Framework may not be resold as part of a commercial offering to measure, compare or evaluate social value. Organisations wishing to include the ESG_VC Measurement Framework as part of a commercial offering (e.g. for consulting purposes) must contact ESG_VC via our website.
Do not rely on information on this site
The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.
We are not responsible for websites we link to
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.
We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.
Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you
- We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
- We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our site or any content on it.
- We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
- use of, or inability to use, our site; or
- use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.
- In particular, we will not be liable for:
- loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
- business interruption;
- loss of anticipated savings;
- loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
- any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
How we may use your personal information
We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them
We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
Rules about linking to our site
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.
Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
Which country’s laws apply to any disputes?
The term “Personal Data” as used in this Privacy Notice means any information which relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data such as name, contact details, bank account details etc. Personal Data does not include data from which you can no longer be identified such as anonymised aggregate data.
What information do we collect about you, how do we collect it and what do we use it for?
We will process your Personal Data if and to the extent applicable law provides a lawful basis for us to do so. We will therefore process your Personal Data only:
a) if you have consented to us doing so;
b) if we need it to perform the contract we have entered into with you;
c) if we need it to comply with a legal obligation; or
d) if we (or a third party) have a legitimate interest which is not overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.
We will use your Personal Data to deliver notifications of ESG VC related services such as updates to the ESG VC Measurement Framework and notifications of ESG VC training and events.
Please note that we may use or disclose Personal Data if we are required by law to do so or if we reasonably believe that use or disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with judicial or regulatory proceedings, a court order or other legal process.
Security of information
We implement appropriate technical and organisational measures in order to protect your Personal Data against accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss or alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access and any other unlawful forms of processing. We aim to ensure that the level of security and measures adopted to protect your Personal Data are appropriate for the risks presented by the nature and use of your Personal Data. We follow recognised industry practices for protecting our IT environment and physical facilities.
With whom will we share your information?
When using your Personal Data for the purposes and on the legal basis described above we may share your Personal Data services providers we work with. We may also have to share your Personal Data with regulators, public institutions, courts or other third parties.
For the purposes described above we may have to transfer your Personal Data from the European Economic Area (EEA) outside of the EEA and in a jurisdiction not being subject to an adequacy decision of the European Commission. We will always ensure that there is a legal basis and a relevant safeguard method for such data transfer so that your Personal Data is treated in a manner that is consistent with, and respects the EU laws and other applicable laws and regulations on data protection.
Your rights in relation to your information
You have rights as an individual which you can exercise under certain circumstances in relation to your Personal Data that we hold. These rights are to:
a) request access to your Personal Data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”) and request certain information in relation to its processing’
b) request rectification of your Personal Data;
c) request the erasure of your Personal Data;
d) request the restriction of processing of your Personal Data;
e) object to the processing of your Personal Data.
If you want to exercise one of these rights please contact us via our website.
You also have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues, or, as the case may be, any other competent supervisory authority of an EU member state.
Right to withdraw consent
In case you have provided your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your Personal Data, you have the right to fully or partly withdraw your consent. To withdraw your consent, please contact us via the website. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your information for the purpose(s) to which you originally consented unless there are compelling legitimate grounds for further processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. In case we processed your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time, in which case we will no longer process your Personal Data for such marketing purposes.
How long will we retain your information?
We will only retain your Personal Data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected and processed, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, accounting or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for your Personal Data, we will consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the Personal Data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your Personal Data, the purposes for which we process your Personal Data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
In some circumstances we may anonymise your Personal Data so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case it is no longer Personal Data.
Upon expiry of the applicable retention period we will securely destroy your Personal Data in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
You will in general not have to pay a fee to exercise any of your individual rights mentioned in this Privacy Notice. However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request to exercise your individual rights is manifestly unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.
Changes to this Privacy Notice
We reserve the right to update this Privacy Notice at any time, and we will make an updated copy of such privacy notice available on the Website.