Terms:- these terms of use set out the terms of use for our site including our privacy policy for the website.  Please read these terms of use carefully. By using our site you are accepting these terms and agreeing to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use please leave our site and do not use it.

If in the process of using our site you choose to submit personal data you should read our privacy policy below. Our Privacy Policy for clients and their personal data will be issued to you on becoming a client.

About us:- Alan Steel Asset Management Limited is a limited company, incorporated under the laws of Scotland, with company number SC58014 and a registered office at Nobel House, Blackness Road, Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7HU.

If you need to contact us please write to us at the above address or email info@alansteel.com

Access to our website:- we permit general access to our website however we reserve the right to withdraw or amend our website service without any notice. We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable.

Intellectual property rights:- we are the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site and the materials on our site. The works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

Our status (and that of any identified contributor) as the author of material on our site must always be acknowledged.

Changes to our site:- we update our site regularly and may change the content at any time. If the need should arise we may suspend access to our site. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time and we are under no obligation to update material. Also some of the material is of a general nature and you should take care if seeking to apply it to your own circumstances.

Information about you and your visits to our site:-  all personal data received from you will either:

be a consent to receive marketing literature which will see your details added to a mailing list and destroyed. Subsequent emails to you from that list will have an unsubscribe facility. Or you may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us at karen@alansteel.com

or be a request to be contacted by us with a view to receiving financial advice. Your details will then be retained in accordance with FCA requirements and our Client Privacy Policy.

or to ensure that the content on our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer (anonymised data).

Your personal data will only be transferred as may be required to provide our services to you. We will never sell or give your personal data to someone else for their use.

For the purpose of improving our site we do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to anyone however we aggregate information about our users (for example, 300 people aged 50 have clicked on a particular article on any given day).

We may also use aggregate information to help us include matters of particular interest on our site.

Links from our site:- where our site contains links to other sites of third parties these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the content of those sites or resources and accept no liability for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. Please note these websites have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Viruses, hacking and other IT offences:- you must not misuse our site. You should not knowingly introduce material which is malicious or technologically harmful including viruses, trojans, worms and logic bombs. You should not attempt the following: unauthorised access to our site or the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site, an attack on our site via a denial-of-service attack, or a distributed denial-of-service attack.

A breach of this provision is a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. Any such breach will be reported to the relevant authorities who will receive our full co-operation and we will disclose your identity. You will forfeit the right to use our site.

In the event of a distributed denial-of-service attack, a virus, or technologically harmful material infecting your computer or any device, your programs, or your data due to the use of our site or downloading of information from our site or use of a website link on our site we will not be liable for any loss or damaged caused.

Trademarks:- Alan Steel Asset Management and related names and logos are trademarks of Alan Steel Asset Management Ltd and registered as such. All rights to use any of our trademarks are reserved to us.

Copyright:- This website is © Alan Steel Asset Management Ltd. The copyright in any material on this Website is owned by us or is used by us under licence and is protected by the copyright laws of the United Kingdom, international copyright treaties and all other applicable copyright and intellectual property laws.

Please do not remove our copy information from our Website for anything other than personal use without our prior written consent. Any unauthorised use, downloading, onward transmission or copying or modification of any of the content of the Website may be in breach of statutory or common law rights which could be the subject of legal action. All right not expressly granted here are reserved to us.

Limitation of liability:- The materials posted on this Website are not intended to amount to advice and no action should be taken or refrained from on the basis of this information. We therefore disclaim any and all liability and responsibility in respect of reliance placed on the content of our site by you or by anyone you inform of the contents.

We do not warrant that our site or the contents are virus free and disclaim any liability for any loss or damage whatsoever you may suffer in the event of an infection or contamination by any code designed to adversely affect software or hardware.  You are responsible for protecting yourself from such attacks.

Jurisdiction and applicable law:- The Scottish Courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any claim relating to or about our site. We retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residency or any other relevant country.  These terms of use are governed by Scottish Law.

Other relevant points:- Engagement with this site does not bind one party to the other, or to contract or to create any type of joint venture or create a liability one to the other in any way for any purpose.

No failure or delay to exercise the rights contained here operates as a waiver of those rights. Any single or partial exercise of any right by either party does not preclude a further exercise of any other right.

If any provision of these terms should be illegal or voided or unable to be enforced by the relevant court, that invalidity does not affect the validity of the remaining terms.

Variations:- we may revise these terms at any time by amending this page. We expect that you will check the page from time to time to acknowledge such changes as they are binding within the use of this website. If you do not wish to be bound in this way please refrain from using our website.

PrivacyPolicy:- we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and this policy sets out how any personal data collected via our website will be dealt with.

As stated there are two aspects of data collection:

- for marketing

- for the provision of a service

We collect the following information:

Name, address, telephone number, email (which may be an identifier) and for the provision of the service some details of the area of concern/interest.

The marketing information is sent via an email to Mailchimp who provide our mailing service. Mailchimp will then add your details to a distribution list which we then use to send out the requested information.

Mailchimp are a US based organisation which uses data security within the US Privacy Shield standard. This provides an equivalent security standard to that required under GDPR.

The request for service will be forwarded to us and be treated as personal data within our client records and treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy. The request is also stored at our website company.

Our website company:- our website is looked after by Gecko Agency Ltd of 44 Melville Street Edinburgh EH3 7HF. For details of their privacy policy please go to www.wearegecko.co.uk/privacy-policy . Contact data is gathered via our website and communicated to us via email. This uses SSL for encryption. Once we receive the email our security protection as detailed here applies.  Gecko Agency Ltd operates a 56 day rolling storage process where day 1 data is deleted on day 57. There is therefore no long term storage of your data within our website company.

Use of Cookies:- a cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent

cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Cookies that we use - we use cookies for the following purposes:

Authentication - we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website (cookies used for this purpose are: identify cookies; [ASP.NET_SessionId]

Analysis - we use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website (cookies used for this purpose are: identify cookies; and

Cookie consent - we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally (cookies used for this purpose are: identify cookies).

Cookies used by our service providers -  our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies [_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz]. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google's privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

[mhVistiorld] Mediahawk uses this cookie to find out what pages visitors are going to, we use this information analyse the use of our website.

Managing cookies -most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a)      https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);

(b)      https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);

(c)      http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);

(d)      https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

(e)      https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and

(f)      https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

Contact:- any queries, comments or requests regarding these terms should be addressed to info@alansteel.com