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Terms & Conditions

By accessing or using any part of the site you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions of use:

1. About AGN International

AGN International (AGN) is a worldwide association of separate and independent accounting and consulting firms. Members are partnerships or corporate entities practising in their own right and nothing in the rules of the association, or elsewhere shall constitute or imply a partnership between the members.

2. Trademarks

The domain name is registered in the name of AGN. You acknowledge that the wording AGN International is a trademark of AGN and cannot be used without the prior written consent of AGN. All other trademarks cited anywhere on the site are the property of their respective owners.

3. Intellectual property and use of the site

3.1 All material on the site (Content and graphics) belong to AGN, its members or its licensors. Unless you are a member, you may only retrieve and display Content and graphics on a computer screen and print individual pages on paper and store such pages in electronic form on a disk, but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network for your personal non commercial use.

3.2 The Content is for general information only and is not intended to address your specific requirements. In particular, the Content does not give any form of advice or recommendation by AGN or its members and is not intended to be relied upon. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained in all circumstances.

4. General disclaimer

4.1 Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the high quality and accuracy of the site, AGN is providing the site on an “AS IS, AS AVAILABLE” “WITH ALL FAULTS” basis to users. You use the site at your own risk. AGN does not give any warranties in respect of the Content (including, without limitation, any as to quality, accuracy, completeness or fitness for any particular purpose of such Content), software or services available through the site. All conditions, representations and warranties (express or implied, statutory or otherwise) are excluded to the extent permitted by law including without limitation any implied warranties or conditions as to quality, fitness for purpose and reasonable skill and care.

4.2 Additionally, AGN makes no warranty that the site is free from infection by viruses or anything else that has contaminating or destructive properties and disclaiming liability for any losses or damage so ensuing.

4.3 AGN makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of any advice or information provided by its members or third parties through the site and accepts no responsibility for any omissions or errors in such advice or information.

5. Data posting

5.1 The site may include bulletin boards, discussion groups and other public areas that allow interaction between users (Forums). While we do not control the information (Messages) posted to the Forums we reserve the right at our own discretion, without notice to delete, move and edit the Messages.

5.2 You are solely responsible for the content of Your Messages. You must not:

5.2.1 post or otherwise publish anything containing any form of advertising for goods or services;

5.2.2 post or otherwise publish any messages that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libellous and indecent or infringe the rights of third parties; or

5.2.3 post or otherwise publish any messages that contain a virus or other harmful component.

5.3 By submitting messages you are granting us a perpetual royalty free nonexclusive licence to reproduce, make available, distribute or sublicense the message in whole or in part and in print or electronic form.

6. External sites

6.1 You may access third party web sites through links contained on the site. Such third party web sites are not under the control of AGN and AGN is not responsible for the availability of such sites or their content. Any links provided on the site are provided for your interest or convenience only and do not represent or imply any endorsement of such linked sites by AGN. You acknowledge that the use of such third party web sites is governed by the terms and conditions of use as applicable to such sites. If you decide to visit any linked site, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all preventative action against viruses and other destructive elements.

7. Privacy Policy

Our updated privacy policy may be found here: AGN Privacy Policy

8. Use of Cookies

Strictly necessary cookies:
Without these essential cookies, our website won’t work properly. They help you move around secure areas of the website and carry out specific tasks like login into the private area. What they do: Remember information you’ve entered in a form. If you’re signed in to a secure area, they recognise that you have already signed in. Without them, you’d need to sign in each time you moved to a new page

Functionality cookies:
Functionality cookies record information about choices you’ve made and allow us to tailor the website to your needs. They may also take the form of Flash cookies, which are stored in your Adobe Flash Player rather than your browser, and control your preferences when watching online videos or listening to recordings. The Adobe website has comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies.

What they do:

  • Remember any settings you’ve applied, such as layout, text size, preferences or colours.
  • Remember if we’ve already asked you if you want to complete a survey.
  • Show you when you’re logged in to the website.
  • Enable us to share information with partners who provide a service on our site. This is only to provide the service, product or function, not for any other purpose.

Embedded content
Sometimes, we embed images or videos from websites such as YouTube. As a result, when you visit a page featuring such content, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control these cookies and cannot prevent these sites or domains from collecting information on your use of this content.
You should check the relevant third-party website for more information about them and how to opt out. If you are not logged in to their services, they will not know who you are but may still gather anonymous usage information (eg number of views, plays, loads etc).

Social networking and sharing tools
On some pages, we also feature embedded ‘share’ buttons or widgets that enable you to share content with friends through a number of popular social networking sites (eg Facebook ‘Like’ etc).
These sites may set cookies which can identify you as an individual when you are also logged in to their services. This means they may be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on AGN sites. We do not control these cookies and you should check the relevant third-party website to see how your information is used and how to opt out.

Google Analytics on Websites (performance cookies)
An HTTP cookie—commonly referred to as just “cookie”—is a parcel of text sent back and forth between a web browser and the server it accesses. Its original purpose was to provide a state management mechanism between a web browser and a web server. Without a cookie (or a similar solution), a web server cannot distinguish between different users, or determine any relationship between sequential page visits made by the same user. For this reason, cookies are used to differentiate one user from another and to pass information from page to page during a single user’s website session. A web server uses cookies to collect data about a given browser, along with the information requested and sent by the browser’s operator (the visitor). Google Analytics cookies do not identify people, but rather they are defined themselves by a combination of a computer, a user account, and a browser.
Google Analytics tracking (and most web tracking software) uses cookies in order to provide meaningful reports about your site visitors. However, Google Analytics cookies do not collect personal data about your website visitors.

More information about Google Analytics cookies

9. Advertising and sponsorship

Part of the site may contain advertising and sponsorship. Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that materials submitted for inclusion on the site comply with international and national law. AGN is not liable for any error or inaccuracy in advertising material.

10. Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.

If you have any questions relating to these terms and conditions, please contact the Webmaster by e-mail.