Website terms & conditions
By proceeding with access to the Website you are deemed to have accepted the Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree with the Terms and Conditions please refrain from accessing or using the Website.
Please note that the Website is intended for use by residents of the United Kingdom whilst in the United Kingdom only. It is not applicable to residents or investors of other countries because the law in other countries may restrict the distribution of the information and products on the Website. For the avoidance of doubt none of the information on the Website constitutes an offer to contract in any country in which it is accessed, including (without limitation), the United Kingdom.
We may revise the Terms and Conditions of Use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are binding on you.
The Website is provided by Trade Direct Insurance Services Ltd (trading as Trade Direct Insurance Services Ltd) a private limited company registered under company number 1580129 and whose registered office is at Mill Pool House, Mill Lane, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1EY.
The Website may also contain hypertext or other links to websites operated by third parties. The responsibility for those websites belongs to the third parties who are identified as operating those websites. Separate terms and conditions will apply to those websites and you are encouraged to read those if you access those links.
Trade Direct Insurance Services Ltd will endeavour to ensure that the Website is accessible 24 hours a day but will not be liable if, for any reason, the Website is unavailable for any time or for any period. Trade Direct Insurance Services Ltd will have the right to suspend access to or withdraw this website temporarily or permanently and without notice.
Trade Direct Insurance Services Ltd will not be liable for any loss or damage arising in contract, tort or otherwise if the Website is unavailable or suspended for any reason.
The information contained on the Website is provided for information purposes only and Trade Direct Insurance Services Ltd will use reasonable care and skill to ensure that it is accurate at the date of publication. However, because of the nature of the Internet, there may be circumstances in which errors occur within the information. Consequently, Trade Direct Insurance Services Ltd makes no warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy of any information on the Website and cannot accept liability for any errors or omissions within it.
Reliance on Information Posted
Commentary and other materials posted on the Website are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. Trade Direct Insurance Services Ltd accepts no responsibility or liability arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or by any third party who may be informed by any of its contents.
Trade Direct Insurance Services Ltd will take all reasonable steps to ensure that any information you provide via email and I or via the Website is kept secure but please remember that, because of the nature of the Internet, the security of emails cannot be guaranteed. Consequently, the privacy of your data in such email correspondence cannot be guaranteed. There is no guarantee that any emails that you send to us will be received by us.
We process information about you in accordance with our Privacy Statement. By using the Website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
Trade Direct Insurance Services Ltd shall not be liable for any loss of use, profits, savings or data or any indirect, special or consequential damages or losses, whether such losses arise in contract, negligence or tort including, without limitation, any losses in relation to your use of, reliance upon or inability to use the Website.
Trade Direct Insurance Services Ltd cannot warrant that the Website is free of viruses or technical defects of any description and accepts no responsibility for any technical problems arising from your use of the Website.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Website or to your downloading of any material posted on it or on any website linked to it.
Trademarks, Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Rights
Trade Direct Insurance is a registered trademark of Trade Direct Insurance Services Ltd, which claims trademark rights in the logo. Trade Direct Insurance Services Ltd owns the copyright and all other intellectual property rights existing on or within the Website. All such rights are reserved and you may not reproduce the logo without Trade Direct Insurance Services Ltd’s written consent.
You are not permitted to download, print, redistribute or extract any information from the Website other than for your personal, non-commercial use and not for any purpose that damages our reputation or takes advantage of it.
You are not permitted to modify or in any way change any of the information available on the Website. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Linking to the Website
You may link to the Website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation, or take advantage of it, but 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.
The Website must not be framed on any other website, nor may you create a link to any part of our website other than the Website. Trade Direct Insurance Services Ltd reserves the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) must always be acknowledged as the authors of material on the Website.
Data Protection and Privacy
Any personal information you supply to Trade Direct Insurance Services Ltd via the Website will be treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.
Hypertext Links from the Website
The Website may contain links to other websites that are outside our control and are not covered by our Terms and Conditions. Where the Website contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those websites or resources and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. You should read carefully and agree with the terms and conditions of third party websites before using them.
Trade Direct Insurance Services Ltd accepts no responsibility or liability to any third party in relation to the content or accuracy of any information or materials posted by you onto the Website or any information posted on external websites. Trade Direct Insurance Services Ltd retains the right to remove any information or materials posted by you on the Website if such information or material is or is likely to be offensive, illegal, harmful, or threatening and / or belongs to someone else. Unless otherwise stated, any views expressed are of individual contributors and not of Trade Direct Insurance Services Ltd.
You must not misuse the Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms or other material that is malicious or harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which the Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Website.
Making a Complaint
Trade Direct Insurance Services Ltd aims to provide the highest standard of service to every customer. If our service does not meet your expectations we want to hear about it so we can try to put things right. All complaints we receive are taken seriously. Following the steps below will help us understand your concerns and give you a fair response.
How to make your Complaint
The majority of complaints can be resolved quickly and satisfactorily by the department you are dealing with. Telephone contact is often the most effective way to resolve complaints quickly. Alternatively you can write to us. When you make contact please tell us the following information:
o Your name address and postcode, telephone number and email address (if you have one).
o Your policy and / or claim number, and the type of policy you hold.
o The name of your insurance agent / firm (if applicable).
o The reason for your complaint.
Any written correspondence should be headed 'COMPLAINT' and you may include copies of supporting material.
Beyond Trade Direct Insurance Services Ltd
Should you remain dissatisfied following our final written response, you may be eligible to refer your case to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS). The FOS is an independent body that arbitrates complaints in the Financial Services industry.
The FOS can only consider your complaint if we have given you our final decision.
You have six months from the date of our final response to refer your complaint to the FOS. This does not affect your right to take legal action.
Financial Ombudsman Service
Harbour Exchange Square
Tel: 0800 023 4567
Tel: 0300 123 9123
Fax: 0207 964 1001
Online Dispute Resolution
The European Commission has also provided an Online Dispute Resolution Service for logging complaints. To use this service please click here: https://ec.europa.eu/odr
You must not attack the Website
By breaching this provision you may commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We may report any such offence to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will cooperate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to those authorities.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by malicious or harmful material that may infect your computer, your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material as a result of your use of the Website or as a result of you downloading any material posted on them or downloading any material from any website linked to them.
Trade Direct Insurance Services Ltd has established the Website in England. We have chosen the laws of England and Wales to apply to the Website and for any dispute to be heard by the Courts of England and Wales. However, Trade Direct Insurance Services Ltd recognises that you are free to choose the laws and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you are resident there and wish to do so.