Terms and Conditions
This important legal information relates to this website (the “Site”) and contains the terms and conditions (“Terms”) on which we make it available to you and on which you may make use of it. These apply whether you are a guest or a Member. Please read this important information carefully before you start to use the Site. If you have any queries on the Terms, we advise that you obtain independent legal advice before accepting the Terms. By using our Site you confirm that you accept these Terms and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these Terms, please refrain from using the Site.
References to "you" or "your" are references to any person accessing the Site and references to "we", "us" or "our" are references to Barclays Bank PLC or any member of the Barclays Group, as appropriate.
Barclays Bank PLC is registered in England and authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Registered No. 1026167. Registered Office: 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP. Registered VAT No 243 8522 62.
References to "Barclays Group" are references to us, any parent company we may have, and any companies we or our parent company totally or partly own at any time which includes our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006, in any jurisdiction.
Barclays Wealth and Investment Management operates through Barclays Bank PLC and its subsidiaries.
Please note that if you are not an existing member of The Little Book of Wonders (“Member”) then you will need to become a Member by registering as a registered user before you are able to use all the services and functions of this Site and become subject to the Terms. There is no obligation for you to become a Member or remain a Member. You have the right to cancel your membership at any time.
About the Service
The Little Book of Wonders is available to eligible clients of Barclays. Members can access a selection of events and articles from Barclays in partnership with a carefully selected group of luxury brands, on a fully complimentary basis. Event bookings and article access are only available through the Site.
Subject to demand, you may be restricted to a maximum of five events throughout any twelve month period and if you have attended five events in a twelve month period and excessive demand requires us to invoke the Fair Use Policy you may find that next time you try to book an event a message will come up advising you to “Contact your banker or relationship manager”.
This Site provides information about many different products, services and events, both in advertisements and otherwise. Please note that any use you may wish to make of any of those products, services and events will be subject to separate terms and conditions as between you and the provider of those products, services or events. The terms and conditions that apply to all other products and services provided or to be provided to you by the Barclays Group will continue to apply to those products and services.
The content of this Site has been written by a variety of independent authors who have no connection with Barclays Bank PLC. The contents reflect the view of individual authors not those of Barclays Bank PLC.
The events available on this site are not provided by Barclays Bank PLC, unless expressly stated.
1.0 Use of the Site
1.1 You may not use the Site:
1.1.1 for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by the Terms;
1.1.2 in any manner that could directly or indirectly damage or otherwise interfere with the Site or any other website, application or platform owned or controlled by us; and
1.1.3 in any manner that could interfere with any other user's ability to access the Site or any other website, application or platform owned or controlled by us.
1.2 You agree at all times to use the Site with utmost good faith and in doing so will not violate any applicable laws or regulations.
1.3 We may, in our sole discretion, terminate your access to or use of the Site for any reason, without notice including, without limitation, when we believe you have not acted in accordance with these Terms or providing access to the Site will breach the laws of any jurisdiction.
1.4 Access to the Site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on the Site without notice.
1.5 From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Site, or our entire Site without notice. This may apply to everyone or only to certain users of the Site entirely at our discretion.
1.6 We may modify, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site or any part of it, with or without notice, at any time. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any losses arising from any restriction under clause 1.5 or from any such modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Site.
1.7 If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as secret, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms.
1.8 You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Site. We will have no obligation to check that any person using your user identification code or password is you and may assume that any person using your user identification code or password is you. You must contact us without delay if you find that any other person is using your user identification code, password or is impersonating you without your consent.
2. Our liability to you
2.1 To the fullest extent permitted by law and except where expressly stated in these Terms, we exclude all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
2.2 Subject to paragraph 2.3, we will accept no liability (whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise) in any circumstances for loss of any kind, including (without limitation) direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, loss of any profit, loss of anticipated savings, goodwill or reputation, expenses or losses arising out of, or in connection with, action or failure to act or any error, omission, defect, computer virus or system failure, of whatever nature howsoever arising, even if we are or have been expressly advised of the possibility of such loss or damages arising out of or in connection with the access of, use of, performance of, browsing in or linking to other sites from this Site.
2.3 Nothing set out in these Terms will affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or fraudulent concealment, or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law (including any such liability to the extent it results from a breach of our duties under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000).
2.4 The Site does not contain information which is intended to be investment, financial, legal, tax or other advice. You should obtain relevant and specific professional advice tailored for your personal circumstances before making any decisions related to these areas.
2.5 We will use all information about you in accordance with all applicable data protection legislation and any privacy notice applying when the information is collected and you consent to the use of such information in accordance that legislation and privacy notice. However, we accept no liability for any loss caused by information becoming accessible by a third party arising from your use of the Site.
3. Privacy - Your information
3.1 Your personal information will continue to be processed in accordance with the privacy notices provided to you within the terms and conditions of your existing Barclays account/s.
3.2 When you register with the Site, you will receive a temporary password and you must choose your own password and keep it secret. If you believe someone else has access to or is using your user name and/or password, you must take immediate steps to change them by doing so online.
3.3 When you and your guests register to attend events, it may be necessary for us and our partners to process sensitive personal information, such as when this is required to capture dietary or accessibility requirements.
3.4 When we ask you to provide information about other people (such as guests), then you must ensure that you have obtained their consent to provide such information to us.
3.5 We may pass your information to other members of the Barclays Group or to third parties, wherever they are located in the world (including outside the European Economic Area), who provide a service to us or are acting as our agents. Where we are sharing information with organisations in another jurisdiction, we will ensure they agree to apply equivalent levels of protection as we do.
3.6 We may also use your information for research and statistical analysis with the aim of improving our services.
3.7 We will retain information collected about you for as long as permitted for legitimate business purposes.
4. Materials on the Site
4.1 Materials on the Site are obtained from various sources. Commentary, opinions, editorials and other materials posted on the Site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed and are provided by us for your personal use and informational purposes only. They are subject to change without notice. Barclays does not utilise the Site to provide investment, insurance, fiduciary or any other advice to you or any other party, and no information or material on the Site is to be relied upon for any such purpose.
4.2 Although we have taken all reasonable care to ensure that the information or material provided on this Site is accurate, we give no warranties of any kind, express or implied, with regard to the accuracy, timeliness or completeness of any such information or material.
5. Advertisements and Linked Sites
5.1 Where we publish advertisements for any third party products, services or events or provide hypertext links to third party internet websites, such advertisements and links are not an endorsement by us of any third party products, services or events or websites. You respond to such advertisements and use such links entirely at your own risk and we accept no responsibility or liability of any nature whatsoever for any relevant products, services or event nor for the content, use or availability of any such websites. We have also not verified the truth or accuracy of any such advertisements nor the content of any such websites.
5.2 You are not permitted to link any other website to this Site or frame or scrape the content of this Site without obtaining our prior written consent.
6. Regular Updates
6.1 There will be a facility on the Site where you will be asked if you wish to receive regular updates of new content when it appears on the Site by email to the email address you have given us. If you subscribe to this, you may unsubscribe at any time.
6.2 We will use reasonable efforts to ensure that updates sent are accurate and correct in all material respects, but we cannot guarantee this.
6.3 We will not be responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any update material posted to you.
7. Intellectual Property
7.1 We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Site, in the codes, data and software used to operate and/or run the Site, and in the materials published on the Site subject to clause 4. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved, Copyright © Barclays Bank PLC, 2015. You may only use or reproduce information on the Site for your own personal reference and use, and never to the detriment of or in competition with Barclays. You shall not run auto-scripts on the Site.
7.2 The information contained on the Site may not otherwise be used, reproduced, distributed, published or transmitted by any means to any other person or incorporated in any way into another document or other material, without Barclays’ express written permission.
7.3 The trademarks, logos and service marks displayed on the Site are trademarks of Barclays, and in some cases, including in connection with advertisements, of other owners.
7.4 Nothing on the Site shall be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any image, trademark, logo or service mark on the Site. No act of downloading or otherwise copying from the Site will transfer title to any software or material on the Site to you.
7.5 No information or material on the Site may be used for an unlawful purpose, and you shall comply with any request from Barclays to protect its or any third party providers’ rights in the information or materials.
7.6 Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on the Site must always be acknowledged.
8. Countries from which you may access the Site
8.1 The Site is not directed to, nor intended for distribution or use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where the publication or availability of the Site or such distribution or use would be contrary to local law or regulation.
8.2 We make no representations that materials on the Site are appropriate for use in all locations, or that any products, services or events discussed on the Site are available or appropriate for sale or use in all jurisdictions.
8.3 You alone access the Site on your own initiative and are responsible for ascertaining if your use of the Site is in compliance with applicable local laws and regulations and in complying with any applicable local laws and regulations. You shall not access or use the Site or information on the Site if you know that your access or use would contravene any applicable local laws and regulations.
8.4 If there is any software available on the Site at any time it may not be downloaded or otherwise exported in contravention of any applicable export control regulations, sanctions or laws.
For guidance on rules governing your use, please contact a legal adviser.
9. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
9.1 The Terms and any non-contractual obligation arising out of them or the Site will be governed by the laws of England.
9.2 You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in respect of any disputes arising under them, unless
9.2.1 you are a citizen of the US from where you accessed the Site, in which case the Terms will be governed by the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to the principles of conflicts of law, and you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the New York courts in respect of any disputes arising under them; or
9.2.2 you are a citizen of or incorporated under the laws of or located in any jurisdiction outside of the European Union or in Norway, Switzerland and Iceland from where you accessed the Site, in which case the Terms and any non-contractual obligation arising out of or in relation to the Terms shall be governed by the laws of England and any dispute shall be referred to and finally resolved under the Rules (the “Rules”) of the London Court of International Arbitration (the “LCIA”), which Rules are deemed to be incorporated by reference into this paragraph.
The parties agree that any dispute that arises out of or in connection with the Terms will require resolution as a matter of urgency. There shall be one arbitrator, to be appointed by the LCIA. The seat of arbitration shall be London, England and all hearings shall take place in London, England. The arbitration proceedings shall be conducted in the English language and the award shall be in English.
10.1 If any provision in the Terms shall be held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, in whole or in part, then such provision or part of it shall, to the extent that it is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, be deemed not to form part of the Terms and the legality, validity and enforceability of the remainder of the Terms shall not be affected.
11. Alternative Formats
11.1 These Terms can be provided in Braille, large print or audio by calling 0800 400 100 (Lines are open 8am to 8pm UK time Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm UK time Saturday and UK bank holidays. Calls to 0800 numbers are free if made from a UK landline. Other call costs may vary – please check with your telecoms provider. (via TextDirect if appropriate)). If outside the UK, please call +44 (0)1624 684 444(Lines are open 8am to 6pm UK time Monday to Friday. Call costs may vary – please check with your telecoms provider).
11.2 Calls may be recorded so that we can monitor the quality of our service and for security purposes.
12.1 Feedback should be provided to your Barclays Private Banker or Relationship Manager. Alternatively, please email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org
13. Terms may be changed
13.1 We may change these Terms at any time without notice by updating this page and the new Terms will be effective immediately. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you at any time while you are a Member. Some of the provisions contained in these Terms may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the Site. If you do not wish to accept the new Terms, you must cancel your membership as soon as you become aware that the Terms have been changed. If you continue to access or use this Site after you become aware that the Terms have been changed, we will consider that you have accepted the new Terms.
14. Important information
Effective 28 February 2012
Updated 9 April 2015