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Terms of service for accessing our website
www.aegon.co.uk is a website operated by Aegon UK Corporate Services Limited (We). We are registered in Scotland under company number SC170062 and have our registered office at Edinburgh Park, Edinburgh EH12 9SE. We may revise these terms of service at any time, without notice to you. Your use of, or your accessing, the www.aegon.co.uk website implies your acceptance of the updated terms of service.
It's important that you read this page. It contains important information. By accessing this website, you will be deemed to have agreed to what is set out below.
1. Information, not advice
This website is for information only and is subject to change without notice. It's not intended to offer advice and is not to be taken as in any way offering advice.
This website is not in any way an offer to sell our products and/or the provision of advice on the suitability of a fund.
2. Leaving the website
After you leave this website (whether knowingly or not), we are not responsible in any way for any other pages, websites or other thing that you access, and the results of accessing them. In particular, you may be going to a website whose originator is not authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
We do not accept any liability for your use of any third party website and resources. We are not responsible for the security of content of any non-Aegon websites which are linked to or from this website.
3. Copyright and trademarks
Copyright in this website and any trademarks are owned by Aegon UK plc or other Aegon group companies. All rights reserved.
4. United Kingdom residents
This website is intended for the information and use of United Kingdom residents only. We will provide information on the website only in English
5. Downloading information
Please note that any downloading of software or information is done at your own risk. We do not warrant the suitability of anything that is downloaded and accept no liability for any problems that may arise as a result. If you're in any doubt about downloading anything, we recommend that you take specialist advice before downloading.
We do not guarantee that any email sent to us will be received, or that the contents will remain private during transmission. If you are concerned about this, then please consider other means of communication. You will be responsible for ensuring that any electronic message or information you send to us is free from any virus or defect that may harm our systems in any way.
7. Website availability
We do not guarantee that this website will be available at all times. Further, this website may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Neither Aegon UK plc nor any other Aegon group company shall be liable in any way if this website is unavailable or withdrawn.
(a) We have taken care concerning the accuracy and integrity of what is on this website. However, neither Aegon UK plc nor any other Aegon group company will be liable in any way for any errors and/or omissions concerning what is on, or is omitted from, this website.
(b) Neither Aegon UK plc nor any other Aegon group company will be liable in any way for the results of any unauthorised access to this website. Or any unauthorised alteration to this website.
(c) The terms of, and use of, this website shall be governed by the law of that part of the United Kingdom in which the user resides.
(d) The pages of this site may not, in whole or in part, be reproduced, copied, stored, transmitted, or used by any party except for the purpose of downloading for private, non-commercial viewing purposes or where we’ve given our prior written consent. You must not alter anything on this website. No material from this site may be used on any other website and no links may be created to this site without our prior written consent.
(e) We may make changes to the information on this site at any time without updating this page to reflect those changes and neither Aegon UK plc nor any other Aegon group company will be liable for errors, omissions or for information becoming out of date. If you’re in any doubt as to the accuracy and currency of any information on this site, or if you require any further information, please contact us.
9. Data protection
10. Client categorisation
Aegon categorises all of our clients as ‘Retail clients’ under the Financial Conduct Authority rules for all services and transactions. This helps us to make sure that you receive appropriate disclosure documents from us and that you are made aware of everything you need to know in a timely fashion.
About this statement
This statement sets out how Aegon UK uses and protects any personal information that you give us when you use this website.
We go to great lengths to keep your information secure. However, with the growing number of fraudulent emails and ‘phishing’ sites, it’s important that you also protect yourself. Read on to find out how.
A ‘phishing’ email attempts to get you to reveal confidential information by pretending to be from a trusted source. The way it usually works is that you’ll be asked to follow a link to a website where you’ll then be asked to ’verify’ or ‘update’ your password, user ID or credit card details. These emails and websites look extremely genuine so to protect yourself you should:
- only click on a link if you’re expecting the email and know who it’s from
- type our web address, www.aegon.co.uk, into your browser, and navigate directly to the information you are looking for, if you’re in any doubt
- never trust an email purporting to be from us that asks you to ‘verify’ or ‘update’ your confidential details
- contact us at email@example.com if you suspect you’ve received a ‘phishing’ email from a source pretending to be us, or you have any other security concerns
Our email services provide quick and easy access to the site, but security is our number one priority, so please don’t use anything other than trusted sources.
As a general rule, if you’re not expecting it or don’t know who it’s from, don’t open it or click on it.
Look after your password
Your passwords are the keys to your personal information so you should never disclose them to anyone or use the same password on different internet sites. You should also make sure all your passwords are ‘strong’. In other words, they should:
- be hard to guess
- appear to be random
- include a mixture of upper and lower case
- include numbers
- be at least eight characters long
Firewalls protect your PC from unauthorised access and are the starting point for keeping you and your personal information safe. A firewall helps prevent unauthorised access to your PC while allowing you to connect to the internet and use your PC as normal. There are many different firewall applications available, and they often come installed as standard these days. It’s crucial that you keep your firewall up to date and turned on at all times.
Anti-virus software periodically scans for known viruses and prevents them from infecting your PC. As new viruses are being discovered daily, make sure that you have the latest updates installed.
Spyware can track websites you visit, log the keystrokes you make and capture all the information you type. As with anti-virus, anti-spyware software can scan for and remove malicious programs. Make sure you have the latest updates installed.
All major application developers will release ‘patches’, which fix known problems or enhance the software. You should install updates for your PC as soon as they’re available. We recommend that you enable the ‘Automatic update’ feature of your software.
Secure your wireless connection
It’s important that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions to secure your wireless connection. This will:
- protect your information from being intercepted, and
- prevent your broadband connection from being accessed without your knowledge
For more details on any of the above topics, please visit the UK government sponsored site www.getsafeonline.org(Opens new window)