AFV Estates - Terms and Conditions
Welcome to the Armed Forces & Veterans Estate Agency (AFV Estates) website. This is a lifestyle and affinity based Corporate Social Enterprise designed to benefit our Armed Forces and Veterans. We are a UK Veterans run organisation. You are eligible to register for free if you are a serving or veteran member or immediate family, of any of the following organisations or groups:
- Royal Navy
- Royal Air Force
- Royal Fleet Auxiliary
- Regular Reserve
- Territorial Army
- Royal Navy Reserve
- Royal Air Force Reserve
- Armed Forces Veteran
- Immediate / Service Widow(er)
- Commonwealth Forces
The Site Terms are also available on the bottom navigation bar of each page. They protect our website from misuse.
- Your Information is Confidential. Your personal information is held in the strictest confidence.
- We protect your information. We have physical security at our buildings, passwords to protect our databases, compliance audits, and world-class virus/intrusion detection software in place.
- We will not sell your information. We undertake to protect the personal information of both our existing and former clients and as such we will not divulge your personal details to any third party that is not contracted to provide services to AFV Estates without your express permission.
These are definitions used in this agreement.
'Site' means www.afvestates.co.uk. 'AFV Estates' or 'us' or 'our' refers to our UK trading name AFV Estates and its subsidiary companies or partners. 'You' or 'your' means the user of this Site.
Use of the term "member" or "client" does not convey any legal, ownership, or eligibility rights for any property or associated products, goods and services. Eligibility will not change based on factors such as marital status, rank, or military status. Contact us to update your records. Children of AFV Estates members are eligible to purchase goods and services if their eligible parent purchases goods and services through the AFVG Group of companies.
This section provides legal disclosures about the content on www.AFVestates.co.uk. You accept delivery of the following disclosures that relate to information at this Site.
Suggestions: Suggestions and offers on this Website are not recommendations, unless expressly identified as such, and may not be appropriate for all users, even where the Website indicates that users like you have purchased the product.
Anti Money Laundering and Know your Customer (KYC): It will be necessary in certain circumstances, to verify and record your name, address, date of birth and other information that you provide when you open an account or submit a profile. This ensures you are who you say you are. This relates specifically to certain Financial Products.
Financial Planning and Regulated Financial Products: AFV Estates will not provide direct Financial Planning advice or offer advice on any regulated financial product as defined by the Financial Services Authority. AFV Estates has contracted with a fully registered and authorised Veterans run company to provide these services. This company licensed by us to deliver these goods and services is as follows:
- AFV Mortgage Services - a trading style of Towergate Financial (west) Ltd. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA No: 147692).
Estate Agency and Property Related Products: AFV Estates has several means by which it sources property, these include (but is not restricted to) Developers, Banks, Building Societies & Property Agents. AFV Estates contracts with a number of agents throughout the UK to provide Estate Agency related services to eligible members. Agents will trade under licence as Property Consultants to AFV Estates. All agents are regulated by the Property Ombudsman and are fully compliant with the guidelines issued by the Information Commissioners Office in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Company Identification: The products and services offered on this Site are provided by AFV Estates and its associated companies.
Availability of Products: AFV Estates products and services are generally available to military members and their families who meet certain membership eligibility criteria.
Membership: The terms 'member' and 'membership' generally refer to current AFV Estates customers who are eligible due to their military service and their spouses and children who are current AFV Estates customers. Use of the term 'member' and 'membership' does not convey any legal, eligibility, or ownership rights.
Computer Requirements: To use this Site, you must have a personal computer equipped with a modem or other access device. You are responsible for the selection, installation, maintenance, and operation of your computer and software. We are not responsible for any errors, failures, or malfunctions of your computer or software. You are responsible for ensuring that your computer and software are compatible with our Site. We reserve the right to change the system requirements for using this Site.
This section explains our policy regarding postings on this Site. We do not publish all postings. We may disclose your identity in response to legal actions. AFV Estates owns the content you submit.
Our Right to Publish: By posting a comment on this Site or on AFV Estates - sponsored message boards, discussion forums or other interactive content on third party sites, you agree that AFV Estates may publish your comment in whole, or in part. AFV Estates does not agree to post all comments received. AFV Estates reserves the right to remove or modify any posting that is false, offensive, violates any law or the rights of third parties, violates these Site Terms, or is defamatory or derogatory in any fashion.
Identification of Forum Contributors: When you submit a posting to AFV Estates on this or other sites, AFV Estates may identify you by: your hometown, and county; and your first name, or last name and initial, or an alias that you have provided to us; your 'member since' date; and other information that does not specifically identify you
Disclosure in Legal Actions: AFV Estates reserves the right to reveal your identity and the content of your original and posted submissions in response to legal action by any party, or in response to a request by any governmental authority, or in defence of AFV Estates .
AFV Estates Ownership of Content: AFV Estates retains ownership of all postings submitted on this Site, except when copyrighted material is posted.
This section explains ways you are prohibited from using this Site, including using it for your own commercial use, sending inappropriate emails, providing false information, accessing this Site if not authorised, and improperly using the AFV Estates name.
Personal Use Only: You will use the Site only for your personal, non-commercial use unless you and AFV Estates have agreed otherwise in writing. Use in connection with policies or accounts with AFV Estates in the name of your business are considered personal use.
Electronic Mail: You may not send electronic mail to us that is illegal, obscene, profane, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights; or contains harmful code, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, or mass mailings; or violates any applicable law within the UK
Access: You may not use this Site in any manner that could damage or overburden any AFV Estates equipment or software. You may not use any means of systematic retrieval of data or other content from this Site. You may not obtain, or attempt to obtain, access to any material or information on this Site that is protected by passwords, PIN or required login identification through any means not expressly authorised by AFV Estates. You may not use the login information of another person, unless they specifically authorised you to do so.
False Information: You may not intentionally provide any false information when you register for this Site, apply for products or services from AFV Estates, post comments on this Site or on AFV Estates - sponsored web pages, or complete your profile.
Framing: You may not frame any Site content without the express permission of AFV Estates.
Links: You agree to obtain our permission before creating a hyperlink or similar link or connection to this Site.
Endorsements: You may not use AFV Estates name or trademarks in any way that implies affiliation with, or an endorsement, sponsorship or approval by AFV Estates without express written permission.
Third Party Practices
This section explains that we do not control some third parties that are linked from this Site.
This Site contains links to other Internet sites that are not maintained by AFV Estates. Unless otherwise stated, AFV Estates makes no warranties or representations regarding these websites or the products or services offered on them. AFV Estates does not control the privacy or security practices of third parties, or the locations where they process data. You should read the privacy and security policies of the other sites, as their practices may differ from ours.
This section explains how to respect the intellectual property of AFV Estates, how to report copyright infringements and how we will treat ideas you submit to us.
Unsolicited Submissions: Unless otherwise stated, AFV Estates does not accept unsolicited ideas, suggestions, or materials relating to development, design, or marketing of its services and products. Any such postings to this Site and electronic mail delivered to AFV Estates will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and will remain, the exclusive property of AFV Estates. AFV Estates may copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate, and otherwise use the item and any information contained therein for any purpose without compensation. Personal information transmitted to us will be treated in accordance with the AFV Estates Privacy Promise.
AFV Estates Copyright: This entire Site is the copyrighted work of AFV Estates. Unless otherwise specified, no person has permission to copy, display, distribute, republish, or create derivative works from such information in any form.
Trademarks: By providing content, we do not allow you to use trademarks referenced in this Site. You may not use any meta tags or any other 'hidden text' using AFV Estates' name or trademarks without the express written consent of AFV Estates. The trademarks, logos, and service marks ('Marks') displayed on the Site are the property of the AFV Estates or other parties. Users are prohibited from using any Marks without the written permission of AFV Estates or the third party that owns the Marks.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
This section disclaims all warranties and liabilities related to this Site.
This Site is provided by AFV Estates on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, AFV Estates disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of Merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Except as provided in the Online Security Guarantee, AFV Estates will not be liable to you or anyone else for damages of any kind arising from the use of this Site, INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE, or circumstances beyond its control, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages, even if AFV Estates is expressly advised of the possibility of such damages.
This section describes the law that will apply, and how and where we will handle disputes. It also has provisions that help in interpreting this agreement and how it relates to other agreements you may have with us. It describes how the agreement may be changed by us and the last date it was modified.
Governing Law: Use of this Site and the Online Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Scotland without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws, unless otherwise specified in the applicable Product Agreement.
Jurisdiction and Venue: In the event of a claim or dispute under these Site Terms, the exclusive jurisdiction and venue shall be with a court in Scotland. You consent to the jurisdiction of such courts and agree to accept service of process issued by such courts.
Severability: If any provision of these Site Terms or the Online Agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall remain valid and in effect to the fullest extent possible.
Waivers: Any waiver of any provision of these Site Terms or the Online Agreement will be effective only if in writing and signed by an authorized representative of AFV Estates. Any delay or omission by AFV Estates to exercise any rights under these Site Terms or the Online Agreement shall not be construed to waive any rights.
Section Headings: The section titles, the italicized explanations in the shaded boxes, and the section headings are not part of the agreement and are not to be used in interpreting the terms of the agreement.
Conflicts: In the event of a conflict between these Site Terms or the Online Agreement and your Product Agreement, the Product Agreement shall take precedence.
Notices: If you have registered at this Site we will notify you of any material changes to these Site Terms or the Online Agreement by using any of the contact information you have provided to us. These changes will not apply to disputes that arise prior to the effective date of the change.