Conditions of Use and Privacy statement

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Conditions for Use of This Site

By using this website, you signify your agreement to the terms and conditions contained in these legal notices and in the Privacy Policy (below).  Please read these terms carefully.  We reserve the right to add, delete or otherwise modify portions of these terms at any time, so please check it regularly.

Last updated 16 July 2013.

Information about us

This website is operated by Markel International Limited ("We", "Us", "Ourselves" or any generic term or phrase). Markel International Limited is registered in England and Wales under company number 02989102 and has its registered office and main trading address at The Markel Building, 49 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3A 2EA.

Access

We do not guarantee that our website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to this website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service provided on this website without notice. Markel International will not be liable if for any reason this website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

Disclaimer

This website has been prepared solely for the purpose of providing information about Markel International Limited and our affiliates (collectively “Markel International”).  The content on this website is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on this website. Markel International makes no representation, whether express or implied, as to the completeness or accuracy of the information this website contains. In particular, you should be aware that this information may be incomplete, may contain errors or may have become out of date. Markel International makes no commitment, and disclaims the duty, to update any of the information on this website.

To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.

Liability

We will not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with this website or in connection with the use of or reliance on, inability to use, or results of the use of this website, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of this website or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

Nothing in these terms excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Intellectual Property

Unless otherwise noted, this website and other Markel International websites, including the content and layout of all such sites, are the exclusive property of Markel International and may not be used, reproduced or distributed, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of Markel International, except for personal (non-commercial) display and use.

Links to Other Materials

Some of the links available to you through this website will allow you to leave the Markel International website. Such external internet sites and the material are not under the control of Markel International, and Markel International makes no representations and disclaims all liability with respect to such sites and materials. The links are provided only for your convenience, and their inclusion does not constitute or imply approval or endorsement by Markel International of the sites or their content. You may not provide hyperlinks to this website without the prior written consent of Markel International.

Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to this website. These terms and conditions and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.  

Privacy Policy

Markel International Limited and its affiliates (collectively “Markel International”) are committed to respecting and safeguarding your privacy. Please read this Privacy Policy which sets out how any information about you will be treated. This Privacy Policy may vary from time to time and any changes to it will be posted on this page, so please check this Privacy Policy regularly.

For the purposes of the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (the "Act"), Markel International Limited is a data controller.

The information we collect

When you visit this website, our server automatically records your domain and IP address, the date, time and duration of your visit. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information, but rather the computer that is being used to view the website. We only use this information to enable us to see how people are accessing the website and to help us better understand how it could be improved.

You are not required to provide any personal information on the public areas of this website. However, if you choose to subscribe for news or other marketing information from us, we will ask you to provide us with certain limited personal information as is necessary, e.g. name and email address.

How we use this information

We will only use the information you provide to us in order to provide the news or other marketing information (such as upcoming Markel International events) you have requested and we do not share the information outside of Markel International.

Marketing information

You may opt-out or unsubscribe from receiving news or other marketing information from us at any time. If you currently receive information from us which you would prefer not to receive in the future please email us at website@markelintl.com

Security

We use up-to-date data storage and security techniques to protect your personal information from unauthorised access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorised modification or unlawful destruction or accidental loss.

Cookies

A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your computer's hard disk or on a website server. Such cookies do not retrieve information about you stored on your hard drive and do not corrupt or damage your computer or computer files. You are not obliged to accept a cookie, and you can in fact modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies. For more information about cookies including how to set your internet browser to reject cookies please go to www.allaboutcookies.org

We use cookies to track how users navigate through our websites and to compile statistical data on the use of our websites. This helps us evaluate and improve our sites, but the information obtained is used on an anonymous, aggregated basis and you cannot be identified from this.

The following section provides detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them.

Cookies policy

A cookie is a tiny text file that a website can store on your machine and can read on subsequent visits. This allows that website to identify you and for example, remember to log you in the next time you visit. By continuing to browse this Website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. This Website may use cookies for the following reasons:

• To ensure you are properly logged in where this is necessary to use the site;

• To track your progress through the site so we can make improvements to the service we offer you; and/or

• To remember any preferences which the site may allow you to set.

Cookies may be required to allow you to access and participate in certain areas of the Website. The cookies we store on your computer do not contain any personally identifiable information.

There are different types of cookies used for different purposes. The cookies we use are listed below under the four cookie categories proposed by the International Chamber of Commerce

Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies that are directly required to fulfil an action requested by you, such as logging in or adding an item to a shopping basket.

We use this strictly necessary cookie:

CookieNamePurposeMore information
Cookie use notification showcookiebanner Used to remember if you have seen the cookie notification warning.  
Session cookie ASP.NET_SessionId Used to remember your session information.  

 

Performance cookies
These are cookies used to improve a website, for example for analytics that let companies see how their site is used and where to make improvements.

We use these performance cookies:

 

CookieNamePurposeMore information
Google Analytics _utma
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/
Google Maps BCSI-* Google maps session cookie http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/

 

Functionality cookies

These are cookies that are needed for a specific piece of functionality, often as a result of something you’re doing as a user, but aren’t directly requested by you. For example, in order to stop you from being repeatedly offered a service that you have previously said no to.

We don't use any functionality cookies.

Targeting cookies

These cookies can be quite intrusive as they track a user’s browsing behaviour from website to website, often to be used for targeted advertising. Markel does not set any targeting cookies ourselves, however they are used on our website by third parties (see below).

Third-party cookies

These are cookies used by an external party who provide additional functionality to our website. Our website uses the following third-party cookies: Targeting cookies These cookies can be quite intrusive as they track a user’s browsing behaviour from website to website, often to be used for targeted advertising.

We don't use any Third-party cookies.

 

Managing and Deleting Cookies

If you want to remove any cookies already set, you can do so from your browser. You can find out how to do this by going to the help menu in your browser.

For more information about how to control and disable cookies in your browser please visit: www.aboutcookies

Hyperlinks to 3rd party websites

This website provides links to other third party sites for your convenience and information, but we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such sites and Markel International’s Privacy Policy applies solely to any personal information collected by our website.

Your rights

You have the right to apply for a copy of the information we hold about you (for which a small administration fee may be charged) and to have any inaccurate information about you corrected.

Contact information

If you have any questions in relation to this policy please contact Markel International at:

The Markel Building
49 Leadenhall Street
London EC3A 2EA
Attn: The Company Secretary
Telephone:  020 7953 6532
Fax:  020 7953 6821
Email:  website@markelintl.com

Any email message sent to and from Markel International may be monitored to ensure compliance with internal policies.