Participation Agreement


By using or visiting the Community, you (also referred to as "You” or “User”) confirm that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by this legal agreement with IG Group Limited of Cannon Bridge House, 25 Dowgate Hill, London EC4R 2YA, (so referred to as "the Company" or ”We”) under the terms set out in this Agreement.

1. Non-Disclosure

You acknowledge and agree that the Company shall be entitled to use, analyse, edit copy, add to or adapt your comments at, and recordings of, the Community at its discretion provided that any comments you make on the Community will not be directly attributed to You.

You hereby provide all consents necessary to enable the Company to make the fullest use of your comments at and record of the Community, provided that no comments are directly attributed to You, worldwide in perpetuity for presentations and pitch documents, without liability (save as specifically set out in this Agreement) or acknowledgement to You. The record will be used purely for the purposes of research and will not be viewed by anyone outside of the research process.

You hereby assign to the Company all existing and future rights including without limitation rights in copyright, rights in any idea or improvement or innovation invented by You in participating in the Community, the benefit of all moral rights arising under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 or similar rights arising under the laws of any country and any other intellectual property rights to the fullest extent permitted by law in your participation in the Community. Insofar as any intellectual property rights do not vest automatically by operation of law or under this Agreement, you hold legal title in these rights on trust for the Company.

You acknowledge that by participating in the Community, You may have access to Confidential Information and hereby undertake to comply with the non-disclosure provisions set out below. You agree that the Company is the owner of the Confidential Information. You hereby undertake not to (a) use such Confidential Information except for the purpose of exercising or performing your obligations under this Agreement; or (b) disclose or disseminate such Confidential Information in whole or in part to any third party, except as expressly permitted by this Agreement.

"Confidential Information" means any information disclosed by the Company (either itself or through a third party) to you and relating to itself or its group of companies, whether disclosed before or after this Agreement was entered into and whether disclosed orally, electronically or in any other way whatsoever other than information that (a) is or becomes public knowledge other than as a direct or indirect result of any breach of this Agreement by you; (b) is lawfully within my possession before receipt of it from the Company; or (c) is received by you without obligation of confidentiality, from a third party who is unconnected to the Company and under no obligation of confidentiality in relation thereto.

You agree that the Company may store your comments in and recordings of the Community and your contact details on its database in case it needs to contact you, including outside the European Economic Area. You agree that the Company may share its findings and observations of the Community with its group companies, consultants and service providers for their use and benefit. Such findings and observations will be aggregated, non-personal information resulting from the analysis of Community outputs and will not identify You individually.

2. Proprietary Rights and trademarks

All content available through the Community, including designs, text, graphics, pictures, video, information, applications, software, music, sound and other files or information appearing on the Community (" Content") are subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights belonging to the Company and its licensors, with all rights reserved. No Content may be modified, copied, distributed, framed, reproduced, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, transmitted, or sold in any forms or by any means, in whole or in part, without the owner's prior written permission.

IG, IG Group, and the Spirograph logo are registered trademarks in their respective countries of incorporation and may not be used, including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission from the Company.

3. Community Users - Eligibility and User Data

Users are not eligible to join the Community if they are in any way associated with the marketing, PR and market research fields, or work for or on behalf of any of the Company’s competitors, or if they are currently a member of another similar community. When You join the Community, you agree to ensure the security of your password, identification and account details, and keep your registration details up to date and notify us of any changes in your circumstances. Failure to provide any of the aforementioned information may void your eligibility to participate in the Community.
In addition, You agree not to 1) register for more than one User account for the Community; 2) register for a User account on behalf of an individual other than yourself; 3) register for a User account on behalf of any group or entity; 4) impersonate any person or entity, or 5) falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself.

4. Community Users - User Submissions and user content

For clarity, you retain all of your ownership rights in material you submit to the Community ("User Submissions" or "Submissions"), which include, without limitation, designs, text, graphics, pictures, video, information, applications, software, music, sound or any other files. However, by submitting User Submissions to the Community, you hereby grant (and you hereby warrant that you have the full authority together with all necessary consents to grant) the Company and its associated companies a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, nonexclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform your Submissions in connection with the Company’s business. The Company further retains the right to retain your Submissions even after they have been removed from the Community or the Community has ended.

You understand that all User Submissions and Content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person from which the User Submission or Content originated. This means that You, and not the Company, are entirely responsible for all content that you upload, post or e-mail via the Community. The Company does not control User Submissions posted via the Community and therefore it does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of the User Submission or Content.

You are legally responsible for all Submissions you make and for maintaining the secrecy of log in details and account information. If your log in details have been stolen you agree to notify the Company by contacting immediately.

You must not submit any Content that may breach, or advocate the breach of any applicable laws, rules or regulations, including but not limited to those of the Financial Conduct Authority, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the South African Financial Services Board, the Monetary Authority of Singapore or any other relevant regulator or security exchange.

You must not submit any Content that is intended to manipulate the market or engage in any type of market abuse, e.g. creating false rumours about stocks.

If You make untrue or malicious statements about anyone else you may be personally liable for defamation. You should not regard any information provided on the Community as being a personal investment recommendation, regardless of the context of such information, nor should You give any information that could be construed as a personal investment recommendation. If You are seeking a personal investment recommendation or advice you should consult an authorised professional investment adviser.

5. Community Users - User Conduct

You are solely responsible for all and any User Submission that you add or upload to the Community. You represent, warrant and agree that no materials of any kind submitted through your account or otherwise posted, transmitted, or shared by you on or through the Community will violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights, privacy, publicity, confidentiality or other personal or proprietary rights; or contain libellous, defamatory, discriminatory, obscene or otherwise unlawful material.

In addition, you agree not to use the Community to:

  1. harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of other users of the Community by electronic or other means for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications;
  2. use the Community in any unlawful manner or in any other manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair it;
  3. use automated scripts to collect information from or otherwise interact with the Community;
  4. upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available any content that we deem to be harmful, threatening, unlawful, defamatory, infringing, abusive, inflammatory, harassing, vulgar, obscene, fraudulent, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
  5. upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation;
  6. upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make publicly available on the Community any private information of any third party, including, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, National Insurance numbers and credit card numbers;
  7. solicit personal information from anyone under 18 or solicit passwords or personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes;
  8. upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  9. intimidate or harass another user;
  10. upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, national or international law;
  11. upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available content that, in our sole judgment, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using the Community, or which may expose the Company or its users to any harm or liability of any type;
  12. impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity or disguise the origin of any content;
  13. upload, post or e-mail any content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;
  14. upload, post or e-mail any content that infringes any intellectual property rights of any party;
  15. solicit any business from other members of the Community;
  16. share personal information, including the participants’ own information;
  17. solicit direct contact between participants (this is a personal safety issue); or
  18. post comments in CAPS or in clashing colours.

You acknowledge that the Company does not pre-screen content but that Company shall have the right (though not the obligation) in its sole discretion to move, modify or remove any content that is available on the Community generally.

The Company reserves the right to remove any User Submissions or Content from the Community, at any time, without notice and at its own discretion or on request by another User.

6. Repeat Infringer Policy

The Company may terminate the use of the Community, in appropriate circumstances and at its sole discretion, by Users who infringe this Agreement in any way. We reserve the right to report any illegal activity or use of the Community to the appropriate authorities without notice to the User.

7. Third Party Websites and Content

The Community contains (or You may be sent through the Community) links to other websites ("Third Party Sites") as well as articles, photographs, text, graphics, pictures, designs, music, sound, video, information, applications, software and other content or items belonging to or originating from third parties (the "Third Party Applications, Software or Content"). Such Third Party Sites and Third Party Applications, Software or Content are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, appropriateness, or completeness by the Company, and it is not responsible for any Third Party Sites accessed through the Community or any Third Party Applications, Software or Content posted on, available through or installed from the Community, including the content, accuracy, offensiveness, opinions, reliability, privacy practices or other policies of or contained in the Third Party Sites or the Third Party Applications, Software or Content. Inclusion of, linking to or permitting the use or installation of any Third Party Site or any Third Party Applications, Software or Content does not imply approval or endorsement thereof by the Company.

If You decide to leave the Community and access the Third Party Sites or to use or install any Third Party Applications, Software or Content, You do so at your own risk. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Community or relating to any Third Party Applications, Software or Content.

8. Disclaimers

The Company is not responsible or liable in any manner for any User Submissions or Third Party Applications, Software or Content posted on or in connection with the Community, whether posted or caused by a User, by the Company, by third parties or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Community.

Although the Company provides rules for user conduct and postings, it has no obligation to review and vet any information uploaded nor is it responsible for any offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful or otherwise objectionable content You may encounter on the Community or in connection with any User Submission or Third Party Applications, Software or Content. The Company is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any User of the Community. Under no circumstances will the Company be liable in any way for any User Submission, including (without limitation) any errors or omissions in any User Submission, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any Content. You agree that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any Content including any reliance on its accuracy or completeness. You also understand that by using this Community, You may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable.

The Community may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. The Company does not assume responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any User’s communications or connectivity to the Community.

The Company is not responsible for any technical malfunction or other problems of any telephone network or service, computer systems, servers or providers, computer or mobile phone equipment, software, failure of email on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or the Community or combination thereof, including injury or damage to that User's or to any other person's computer, mobile phone, or other hardware or software, related to or resulting from using or downloading materials in connection with the Web and/or in connection with the Community insofar as it is permissible to exclude and limit such liability by law. Nothing in this Agreement affects your statutory rights as a consumer.

Under no circumstances will the Company be responsible for any loss or damage, including any loss or damage to any User Submission or personal injury or death (other than personal injury or death directly caused by the our negligence), resulting from your use of the Community, any User Submission or Third Party Applications, Software or Content posted on or through the Community or transmitted to Users, or any interactions between Users of the Community, whether online or offline.

The Company reserves the right to change any and all Content, software and other items used or contained in the Community and any services and platform applications offered through the Community at any time without notice.

Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation therewith, by the Company.

9. Limitation on Liability

In no event shall the Company’s officers, directors, employees, or agents, be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages including but not limited to loss of profits, loss of opportunities, diminution in share value, loss of reputation, defamation, making ideas or trade secrets public, publishing personal information or otherwise, whatsoever resulting from any 1) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of Content; 2) personal injury or property damage (other than personal injury or death directly caused by the our negligence or any strict liability under statute or for fraud), of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of the Community; 3) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein; 4) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the Community; 5) any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like, which may be transmitted to or through the Community by any third party, and/or 6) any errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any Content posted, uploaded, downloaded, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Community, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not we are advised of the possibility of such damages. The foregoing limitation of liability shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by law in the applicable jurisdiction.

You specifically acknowledge that we shall not be liable for User Submissions or Content or the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any third party, or breach of any intellectual property rights or confidentiality from either you posting Submissions or using Content and that the risk of harm or damage from the foregoing rests entirely with you.

10. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold the Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of its directors, officers, agents, contractors, partners and employees, harmless from and against any loss, liability, claim, demand, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, arising out of or in connection with any User Submissions or Content, any Third Party Applications, Software or Content you post or share on or through the Community, your use of the Community, your conduct in connection with the Community or with other users of the Community, or any violation of this Agreement or of any law or the rights of any third party.

11. Termination

The Company may terminate your membership, delete your profile and any content or information that you have posted on the Community or through any platform application and/or prohibit you from using or accessing the Community or any platform application for any reason, or no reason, at any time in the Company’s sole discretion, with or without notice.

12. No agency

Nothing in this Agreement shall in any way be construed to constitute you as an agent, employee or representative of the Company. You shall participate in the research hereunder as an independent contractor.

13. Governing law

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

IG Group Limited is a limited company registered in England and Wales No. 04008980 with its registered address at Cannon Bridge House, 25 Dowgate Hill, London EC4R 2YA.