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Use of this website is subject to the following disclaimers:

HQN Ltd has taken every care in the preparation of the content of this website. The information and materials that this website contains are provided by HQN in good faith. Some information and materials are prepared on the basis of publicly available information and other sources which are believed to be reliable.

All information and materials on this website are for your general information and use only and do not constitute any advice or recommendation (professional or otherwise). You should not solely rely upon any information or materials on this website in making or refraining from making any specific business decision or other decisions.

HQN does not guarantee the accuracy or validity of the information and materials on this website.

Access to this website (including the use of any information or materials on it) is entirely at your own risk. HQN accepts no liability whatsoever. Particularly, HQN accepts no liability for any direct, indirect, special or other consequential damages of whatever kind (including without limitation, loss of profits, anticipated savings, revenues, data, goodwill or contracts), resulting from whatever cause, through the use of any information or material obtained either directly or indirectly from this website.

HQN reserves the right to make changes and corrections to any part of the content of this website at any time without notice.

This website may provide facilities including (without limitation) feedback forms or email, chat rooms and discussion forums (interactive or otherwise) which allow you to provide us with feedback on this website or on any other issues, and which allow you and other users to interact, exchange views and post, transmit or send information, data or other materials. You shall not use such facilities to store, reproduce, transmit, communicate or receive any Offending Material. It shall be irrelevant whether you are aware of such Offending Material. "Offending Material" means any material, data, images or information which (1) is in breach of any law, regulation, code of practice or acceptable use policy; or (2) is abusive, indecent, defamatory, obscene or menacing or otherwise offensive; or (3) is in breach of confidence, copyright or other intellectual property rights, privacy or any other right of any third party; or (4) relates to or constitute an advertisement for investment services or which offers to buy and/or sell investments. HQN shall not be held responsible for any Offending Material posted, transmitted, sent or communicated over this website. You also agree that HQN may use any information and materials posted, stored, transmitted or communicated via these facilities in any manner HQN chooses. You agree that HQN may, at any time, remove, delete or censor any information or materials on this website including those posted, transmitted, sent or communicated by you or any third party without notice to you or any third party, particularly, the Offending Material.

You agree that HQN may record and store information and materials you have posted, transmitted, sent or communicated on this website, and make available any of such information and materials to any regulatory authority or the police upon request. You may find that this website is linked to or from other website(s) through hypertext or any other computer links. HQN has no control over and shall not be responsible for the content of such linked website(s). These links are provided for your convenience. We do not endorse the content in such linked website(s).

HQN excludes all warranties, express or implied, to the fullest extent permitted by law, relating to the information and materials on this website. If you have opted to provide us with information about yourself, HQN may use this information to contact you by email or by post to send you details about HQN or any other information or materials which HQN thinks may be of interest to you. If you do not want HQN to use this information in this way please email These disclaimers shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. If any provision of these disclaimers shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

The Data Protection Act 1998

Information supplied via this website will be retained by HQN on a database and will be used to update our records and to contact you with information about relevant initiatives, services or opportunities that we believe might be of interested to you. Your details will be stored securely and will not be released to any other organisation. HQN is the Data Controller for your information. If you have any questions about this, please email

Privacy statement

At HQN, we take your right to privacy very seriously.

When you register your details with HQN, you will be asked to accept our privacy policy, i.e. to confirm that you agree to our use of any personal information that we may collect from you. If you do not give your consent, you will not be able to register with us as we will be unable to provide our online services and facilities to you. You can withdraw your consent to our use of your personal information at any time by emailing requesting us to do so.

Our privacy policy is straightforward.

1. Collection of information

When you register on HQN, you may be required to provide us with the following information: your name, email address, postal code, gender, age and password. In addition, you may choose to provide HQN with additional information about yourself including: your postal address, ethnic background, education, marital status and employment status.

We may request further information from you at a later date should you wish to use other HQN services or request one of our newsletters.

HQN bulletin board messages are monitored by HQN staff. HQN reserves the right to decide what information is inappropriate and what content may be offensive to other website visitors. Such information may be removed entirely from our website services without notification.

2. Subscribers

If you decide not to become a member of HQN but wish to subscribe to one or more of our newsletters we will need to collect your email address in order to send our newsletters to you. We will not use your email address for any other purpose.

3. Sensitive information

We are required by law to advise you that occasionally the selections you make when using our services may indicate information about you that you may regard as sensitive such as the state of your health or your sexual orientation. As with all of the personal information you provide to us, you can be assured that any sensitive information you choose to supply to us will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

4. How we use the information you provide

We use the information we collect, and you provide, to supply our services to you. In some instances this may require us to share this information with our partner organisations, affiliates or other members of our group.

5. Third parties

In order to provide the services of our third party partners to you, we may need to pass your personal information to them. In this case we will require our partners to abide by the terms of our privacy policy. As a convenience to our members we may from time to time provide links to third party websites that are not affiliated with HQN although HQN references may appear on these sites.

If you provide any personal information to the operators of these sites their use of your personal information will be subject to the privacy policy applying to their site, which may not be the same as the HQN privacy policy. We advise you to read any third party privacy policy carefully before providing any personal information to a third party.

6. Contact

We, our partners and the third parties to which you choose to submit any personal information may contact you via our web services or by letter, fax, email or telephone to provide services and facilities to you.

7. Transfer

Please note that some of our third party partner organisations may not maintain a data protection policy such as our own.

8. Cookies

We may use cookies to track and store information about you. A "cookie" is a history log and security check that enables us to track your use of our website and services. We may occasionally use cookies to help us understand what our users' interests and preferences are in order that we can tailor this website for our members, subscribers and visitors.

9. Chat rooms and bulletin boards

Please note that some of our chat rooms and bulletin boards may be open to the public and if you choose to disclose personal information in these areas you are consenting to its unrestricted distribution throughout our website and to other members or visitors.

10. General

Your personal information will be held and used by us in accordance with UK data protection legislation. We may change this privacy policy from time to time. Any change will take effect once the revised privacy policy is available from our website.

If you have any queries about this privacy policy, please email us at or write to us at HQN Limited, Rockingham House, St Maurice's Road, York YO31 7JA. Alternatively, you can telephone us on 0845 4747 004.