Terms of Service

Our Terms of Service vary according to the Forefront company that has a relationship with your business.

GENERAL

1. DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION

In these Conditions, the Rate Schedule and every Quote, Order, Plan contract, or other arrangement in connection with the supply of Goods or Services by Forefront the following words have the following meanings:

“After Hours” means from 17:30 - 09:00 Monday to Friday and all-day Saturday and Sunday, including Public Holidays;

“Business Hours” means Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:30) hours excluding Public Holidays;

"Client”, “You" or “Your” means a person who seeks or obtains a quote for, or who orders, Goods or Services from Us, and includes both a person whose name is on the Order or on an email attached to which is an order, a person who places an order, and a person on whose behalf an Order is placed or on whose behalf it appears and order is placed, and in any case each of their heirs, successors and assigns;

"Conditions" means these terms and conditions;

"Goods" means any goods and/or services sourced by Us or provided by Us in connection with any such goods and/or services including computer hardware and Software and any goods or services provided in connection with any of those things;

“Order” means any order requested by You to Us for Goods or Services in any form;

“Quote” means a quote provided to You by Us;

“Period” means a particular number of half-days, days, weeks, fortnights, months, or any other period, as may be agreed between Us and the You as the period during which some Services will be provided;

“Plan” means any arrangement between Us and You (whether alone or in conjunction with any other person) for Services (including unlimited support) and/or the provision of Goods provided by Us under an arrangement in connection with Work agreed to be done or progressed for or on behalf of You or any other person at Your request, including as set out in a Plan Schedule;

“Plan Schedule” means the key terms applicable to Plans as set, and as may be varied by Us, from time to time in its absolute discretion without notice to You;

“Public Holidays” means any day which is a public holiday throughout the United States of America;

“Rates” means the hourly rates and other charges for Services (including any call-out fees and any Return/Cancellation Fees) set out in the Rates Schedule, a Plan, Plan Schedule, Quote, contract or arrangement entered into by Us and You or in these Conditions, and includes any monies payable to Us on a quantum meruit basis for any work it has done;

“Rate Schedule” means the schedule of rates, charges and conditions for the services of Ours as set, and as may be varied, by Us from time to time in its absolute discretion without notice to You;

“Reasonable Assistance Limits” has the meaning set out in clause 17.2;  

“Return/Cancellation Fee” means a fee charged pursuant to clause 12.5 as set by Us from time to time;

“Service request” means a request for service such as adds, moves, changes and technical assistance;

"Services" means the provision of any services by Us including Work, advice and recommendations;

“Software” includes software and any installation, update, associated software and any services provided in connection with any of these things;

“Us”, “Our” or “We” means Forefront LLC, a Wyoming-based Limited Liability Corporation with EIN 61-2065219 and its heirs, successors, and assigns; and

“Work” means anything We may do, provide, customise, produce or acquire, whether or not in connection with, or for the purposes of, You or Your use or benefit, and includes testing, troubleshooting, installation and configuration of new equipment or software, consulting, scoping, planning, documenting and quoting for complex items.

In these Conditions, the Rate Schedule and every Quote, Order, Plan, contract, or other arrangement in connection with the supply of Goods or Services by Us, unless the contrary intention appears:

Words denoting the singular number only shall include the plural number and vice versa;

Reference to any gender shall include every other gender;

Reference to any Act of Parliament, Statute or Regulation shall include any amendment currently in force at the relevant time and any Act of Parliament, Statute or Regulation enacted or passed in substitution therefore;

Headings and words put in bold are for convenience of reference only and do not affect the interpretation or construction of these Conditions;

All references to dollars ($) are to United States Dollars.

A reference to time is to GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).

A reference to an individual or person includes a corporation, partnership, joint venture, association, authority, trust, state or government and vice versa;

A reference to a recital, clause, schedule, annexure or exhibit is to a recital, clause, schedule, annexure or exhibit of or to these Conditions;

A recital, schedule, annexure or description of the parties forms part of these Conditions;

A reference to any agreement or document is to that agreement or document (and, where applicable, any of its provisions), as amended, novated, supplemented or replaced from time to time;

Where an expression is defined, another part of speech or grammatical form of that expression has a corresponding meaning;

A reference to “includes” means includes without limitation;

A reference to “will” imports a condition not a warranty; and

A reference to bankruptcy or winding up includes bankruptcy, winding up, liquidation, dissolution, becoming an insolvent under administration, being subject to administration and the occurrence of anything analogous or having a substantially similar effect to any of those conditions or matters under the law of any applicable jurisdiction and to the procedures, circumstances and events which constitute any of those conditions or matters.

2. APPLICATIONS OF THESE CONDITIONS

Unless otherwise agreed by Us in writing, these Conditions are deemed incorporated in and are applicable to (and to the extent of any inconsistency will prevail over) the terms of every Quote, Order, Plan, contract, or other arrangement in connection with the supply of Goods and/or Services by Us to You.

The invalidity or enforceability of any one or more of the provisions of this Agreement will not invalidate, or render unenforceable, the remaining provisions of this Agreement.

3. COMMITMENT TERM

3.1 The minimum term that You acquire the service for is outlined in Our Quote to You, beginning from the first of the next month after the date of signing or approving the Quote.

3.2 After the expiry of the Committed Term, an extension of the Term will automatically commence for the same period as the original Committed Term and will continue indefinitely, unless earlier terminated by you as specified in Clause 4.

4. TERMINATION

4.1 This Agreement may be terminated by You upon ninety (90) days written notice if We:  

4.1.1 Fail to fulfil in any material respect its obligations under this Agreement and do not cure such failure within thirty (30) days of receipt of such written notice.

4.1.2 Breach any material term or condition of this Agreement and fail to remedy such breach within thirty (30) days of receipt of such written notice.

4.1.3 Terminate or suspend our business operations, unless it is succeeded by a permitted assignee under this Agreement.  

4.2 This Agreement may be terminated by Us upon ninety (90) days written notice to you.

4.3 If either party terminates this Agreement, we will assist you in the orderly termination of services, including timely transfer of the services to another designated provider. You agree to pay us for rendering such assistance at our normal rates as outlined in our current Rate Schedule.  

4.4 Should You wish to terminate this Agreement before the end of the commitment term, You agree to pay all of the remaining payments up until the end of the commitment term.

5. REPRESENTATIONS

5.1 You acknowledge that no employee or agent of Ours has any right to make any representation, warranty or promise in relation to the supply of Goods or Services other than subject to and as may be contained in the Conditions.

6. NOTICES

6.1 Any notices given under the Conditions shall be in writing and sent by e-mail to the last notified e-mail address of Yours.

7. GOVERNING LAW

7.1 The Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New South Wales and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of New South Wales.

8. ASSIGNMENT

8.1 You may not assign Your rights and obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of Us.

9. VARIATION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

9.1 We may at any time vary these Terms and Conditions by publishing the varied Terms and Conditions on Our website. You accept that by doing this, We have provided You with sufficient notice of the variation. We are under no other obligation to notify You of any variation to these terms and conditions.

GOODS AND SERVICES

10. QUOTES

10.1 Term and effect: Quotes will only be valid for 7 days unless otherwise specified in the Quote. A Quote is merely an invitation to You to place an Order with Us and the acceptance of a Quote by You will not create a binding contract between You and Us.

10.2 Quote is valid for 7 days only. Expiry dates on quotes are set to be able to inform Us when the quote is still active or to be discarded. Once discarded the quote will need to be requested again.

10.3 Once a quote has been confirmed by Us, then the prices in the quote will be confirmed as the final agreed price. A quote is confirmed as 'final' as soon as both parties agree with the final price after any last changes requested by You.

10.4 The price in the final quote may vary from the original request if there is any price or product changes requested by You. We reserve the right to alter product and prices in the quote, as long as the quote has not been confirmed with You.

10.5 Quotes and estimates shall be deemed to correctly interpret the original specifications and are based on the cost at the time the quote or estimate is given. If You later require any changes to the quotes, and We agree to the changes, these changes will be charged at Our prevailing rate.

10.6 Once the Quote has been confirmed and converted to an Order, the Order will be subjected to our normal Terms and Condition of Sale.

10.7 The general minimum turnaround time for Quote request to be actioned is usually 24 hours. In the event that a quote is required urgently please let us know so that we can respond to it accordingly.

10.8 When a special price or discount offer has been applied to this Quote, no other special promotion, discount or bonus offer will be applicable.

10.9 In the event that products in the Quote are subjected to any price and supply fluctuations that is outside of Our control We reserve the right to update the price and product in the Quote accordingly. If a product has undergone a price drop or a price increase, the Quote will then be adjusted accordingly. If there is a product that is no longer available, the product will then be replaced or substituted based on Your request and is subject to Your final approval.

10.10 Price on non-stocked products are subjected to Price and stock fluctuations and can only be confirmed once the Quote is turned into an Order. While We endeavour to honour every price quoted, if there is a price increase that is beyond our control, We reserve the right to increase the price as necessary.

10.11 Once a Quote has already passed the expired date, We may cancel the quote    or estimate without having to notify or receive an approval from You.

10.12 ETA information is based on an estimate given by our vendors and cannot be held as the actual promised date.

10.13 Freight charges will be added to the Order unless otherwise stated. Any included delivery charges are estimates only.

10.14 We do not keep inventory and as such only order items once we receive a completed order from a client. If You would like to return an item or cancel an order, a restocking fee may apply. We will need to get approval from the distributor that the stock is returnable before being able to issue a refund as not all products can be returned.

10.15 Prices are based upon total Quote Purchase.

10.16 Unless Specified, all items on quote are covered by manufacturer’s warranty covering parts and labour for hardware only on a return to depot basis.

10.17 Varying or withdrawing Quotes: We may vary or withdraw a Quote at any time in Our absolute discretion and without prior notice to You. We may do so for any reason We consider fit, including, e.g. where the Goods or Services become unavailable or the cost price of Goods or Services increases after the date of the Quote.  

11. ORDERS

11.1 Order forms:  You may place an Order for Goods and/or Services with Us.  Normally, We will require that You provide either a completed Order form or You approve the quote electronically via either an email or a web based system with the date and Your details, including Your full legal name or description and any applicable VAT or registration number (including the full name or description of any person on whose behalf the order is placed), Your address together with any relevant Quote number and date.  

11.2 Approval of Orders: You will need to sign the Order or have it duly executed on Your behalf, unless the Order is sent by email or via the web based ordering system, in which case the Order will be treated or deemed as if signed by or on behalf of You by the person whose name appears as the sender of the email or submitter of the form.  

11.3 Reliance on appearance of validity: Absent actual knowledge to the contrary, We may rely upon the apparent validity of an Order.  If any Order is signed or sent by email or approved through the web based ordering system by a named person, that person warrants that the Order is, and it is acknowledged the Order is deemed in favour of Us to be:

11.3.1 signed by, and duly authorised by, both the person who signed the Order and the person who sent the email; and

11.3.2 duly authorised by the person on whose behalf the Order is placed or apparently placed.

11.4 Acceptance and Orders: An Order has no effect unless or until it is accepted by You in writing and, until We have received from You payment in clear funds for the Order and any related freight, delivery and (where applicable) in-transit insurance costs in clear funds.  

11.5 No obligation to deliver: We are not obliged to deliver any Order until we have received payment in clear funds from You for the Order, any related freight, delivery and (where applicable) in-transit insurance costs or where We are unwilling or unable to complete the Order for any reason provided it refunds any payment made by You in respect of the Order.

11.6 Credit checks:  For the purposes of ascertaining the credit standing or history of a prospective customer to whom We are considering extending credit or payment terms, You hereby consents to Us undertaking a credit reference check in respect to You.

11.7 Cancellation of Orders: You will not cancel an Order unless We agree to do so in writing in Our absolute discretion.  You acknowledge that, amongst other things, We cannot cancel an Order once the manufacturer or supplier has despatched the relevant Goods and that such despatch often occurs the same day as the Order is placed by Us.

11.8 Processes and Procedures: We have processes and procedures that We follow in the course of the provision of Our Services and the supply of Goods.  You agree to co-operate with Us and to comply with such processes and procedures as advised to You from time to time.

12.  PRICING AND RATES

12.1 Rates exclude Tax: All rates and amounts charged or quoted for Goods and/or Services by Us are exclusive of Tax and any other applicable taxes or government charges (unless otherwise stated in writing by Us).

12.2 Rates Schedule: You must pay for Goods and Services at the Rates set out in any applicable Plan and the Rate Schedule as applicable from time to time during the provision of the Goods and/or Services.  

12.3 Vary Rates: We reserve the right vary any Rate and/or the Rate Schedule from time to time (subject to any fixed pricing for specific periods in any Plan), in its absolute discretion and without notice to You.

12.4 Call-out fees: You acknowledge that call-out fees may be charged in addition to the Rates at Our absolute discretion and that the amount of the call-out fee will depend upon where the Services are provided.

12.5 Return/Cancellation Fee: Where We arrange a return or refund on behalf of You, or where an Order is cancelled by You after acceptance by Us, We may charge You a Return/Cancellation fee to cover the administration costs to Us in processing the return or refund, or in processing the Order, the cancellation and any refund. We may deduct the Return/Cancellation fee from out of any moneys otherwise due to be refunded to You by Us.

12.6 Expenses: You must pay any out of pocket expenses incurred by Us in providing the Services to You in addition to the Rates, charges and call-out fees, upon written demand. Such expenses will include travel costs, flights, car hire, petrol, insurance, taxi fares, accommodation and related meal allowance, tolls and car parking expenses. Where appropriate, We will obtain prior written authorisation from You before such expenses are incurred.

12.7 Separate charges for Goods and Services: We may in Our absolute discretion charge for Goods separately from Services or may charge for Goods and Services together.

12.8 Calculation of increments:  Where a charge is calculated based on increments of time, e.g. 1 hour or 30 minutes, We will charge the applicable rate for the whole increment of time even if work is done during part of, but not for the whole of, that increment of time.  

12.9 Change in underlying costs: Without prejudice to any other rights of Ours under these Conditions, where there is any increase in the underlying costs incurred by Us in connection with the supply of Goods or Services to You, We may, in our absolute discretion, vary any of Our Rates.  

12.10 Pre-Paid Blocks of Service:  Where You agree to buy Pre Paid Blocks of Service during a Period, payment must be made in advance for the Pre-Paid Blocks of Service at the rate applicable pursuant to the Rates Schedule for all Services. Each such rate being less any discount agreed in writing between Us and You in respect of the Pre-Paid Blocks of Service. Services included in a Pre-Paid Block of Service rate during the Period:

12.10.1 are calculated in accordance with the applicable minimum time periods and increments set out in the Rates Schedule; and

12.10.2 are only provided by Us during the applicable Period.  Where Services are provided for a specified Period:

12.10.2.1 the Services remaining unused for that Period cannot be rolled over into any subsequent Period; and

12.10.2.2 We are not liable to refund, re-imburse, pay damages or otherwise compensate or indemnify You in respect of those unused Services.  

13.  SERVICES AND PLANS

13.1 Service and Plan Variations: Currently, We offer the Services and Plans referred to in the Rates Schedule and any Plan Schedule.  We may withdraw the provision of, or vary the scope or terms of, or add to or change, the Services without notice to You, from time to time in Our absolute discretion.

13.2 Copies on Request: We will provide You with a copy of the current Rates Schedule upon request. Plan Schedules are tailored for particular Plans and are available to Clients participating in the Plan.

14.  CONTRACTING

14.1 We may subcontract any or all of the Services to be performed, but shall retain prime responsibility for the Services under these terms.

15.  DELIVERY, TITLE AND RISK

15.1 Delivery liability: We will use all reasonable endeavours to despatch Goods by the due date, but do not accept any liability for non-delivery or failure to deliver on time where this is caused by circumstances beyond the reasonable control of Ours, including, for example, due to failures in supply to Us or delays caused by third parties, such as delivery companies or manufacturers.

15.2 Availability to accept delivery: You must be available to accept the Goods at Your nominated delivery address during Business Hours unless otherwise arranged.

15.3 Passing of Risk: Delivery is deemed to take place when the Goods are delivered to Your nominated address, whereupon risks of loss, breakage and all damage and all other risks pass to You. Nothing in this clause 15.3 will affect title to the Goods.

15.4 Obligation to insure: You will ensure that Goods are adequately insured from the time of delivery under clause 15.3.  

15.5 Retention of Title: Until We receive full payment in cleared funds for any moneys due to Us by You on any account or for any reason:

15.5.1 title to, and property in, Goods supplied to You remain vested in Us and does not pass to You;

15.5.2 You must hold those Goods as fiduciary bailee and agent for Us and must not sell them;

15.5.3 You must keep those Goods separate from other goods and maintain the Goods and their labelling and packaging intact;

15.5.4 Where You sell the goods in breach of these Conditions, You are required to hold the proceeds of any sale of those Goods on trust for Us in a separate account (however any failure to do so will not affect Your obligation to deal with the proceeds as trustee and remit them to Us);

15.5.5 We may, without prior notice, enter into any premises where We suspect those Goods may be, take possession of those Goods and sever and remove those Goods (notwithstanding that they may have been attached to other goods not the property of Ours) and for this purpose, You hereby irrevocably authorise and direct Us (and Our employees and agents) to enter into such premises as its duly authorised agent and You hereby indemnify and hold harmless Us from and against any costs, claims, allegations, demands, damages or expenses or any other acts or omissions arising from or in connection with, such entry, repossession or removal.

15.5.6 You irrevocably appoint Us as Your attorney to do anything We consider necessary in order to enter such premises and repossess the Goods as contemplated by this clause 15.5.

16.  RETURNS AND CLAIMS FOR GOODS AND SERVICES

16.1 General Returns Policy:  Notwithstanding anything in these Conditions, You acknowledge that We supply Goods subject to all applicable conditions, including returns and claims policies, of any relevant manufacturer or supplier. You will accept Goods subject always to these Conditions and the terms of such conditions and will indemnify and hold Us harmless in respect of any further or other obligation or any failure or default on the part of that manufacturer or supplier.

16.2 Customised Goods not returnable: Where Goods have some element of customisation for You, are supplied pursuant to an Order for Goods that is in the opinion of Ours special or unusual, the Goods are obtained from overseas, the Goods are obtained from a supplier who is no longer trading, or the Goods are otherwise not readily returnable by Us to the manufacturer or supplier or any related services may not be cancelled, You may not return the Goods to Us or cancel the related services.

16.3 Duty to inspect: You will inspect all Goods immediately upon their delivery. Within 7 days of such delivery You may give written notice to Us of any matter or thing, by reason of which You might wish to return the Goods, ask for a refund, or make a claim.  If no such notice is given on time, You will accept the Goods without any such return, refund or claim.

16.4 Return Condition: Where You are entitled to return Goods under these Conditions, You must return the Goods in their original condition and unopened, provided always that where, upon opening the packaging it becomes apparent that the Goods are different to what is described on the packaging or that the Goods are faulty, the Goods may be returned.

16.5 Return costs: You will pay all costs and expenses incurred by Us in arranging the return of the Goods to a manufacturer or supplier and/or the cancellation of any related services unless that manufacturer or supplier pays such costs.  

16.6 Consequences of use, installation, customisation or sale:  You will indemnify and hold Us harmless in respect of all allegations and claims in respect of Goods once such Goods have been used, installed, customised or re-sold by You (without prejudice to the recourse of such a customer to the manufacturer of the Goods).

17.  COMPUTER UTILITY, FUNCTIONALITY AND FITNESS FOR PURPOSE

17.1 Service limitations given the science of computing: You acknowledge that a reasonable incident of the Services may involve trial and error and that it is a science applied often in novel or unknown circumstances and involving experiment. In particular, You acknowledge that the Services may involve tests, troubleshooting, advice and recommendations that may prove incorrect or inappropriate, particularly in an attempt to cure a problem You are having. While We will make what We consider (in Our absolute discretion) to be all reasonable endeavours to provide appropriate tests, troubleshooting, sound advice and good recommendations in order to assist You, You will always indemnify and hold Us harmless in the provision of our Services to You.

17.2 Reasonable Assistance Limits: We are only obliged to provide what We consider, in Our absolute discretion, to be reasonable assistance in the circumstances (including with the installation and customisation of new software or hardware for You or any other Work) under any Plan and You will pay for additional work at the Rates unless otherwise agreed. Without limiting the discretion of Us to determine what reasonable assistance is, normally, reasonable assistance is limited to work done during Business Hours over a period of time not exceeding any period that We have allowed or allows for the Work or has estimated or estimates the Work will take, whether or not notice of the time allowed or estimated is given by Us to You.

17.3 Recommendations, suitability, functionality and fitness for purpose: The parties acknowledge that:

17.3.1 We may recommend that You purchase Goods provided by third parties from time to time;

17.3.2 Recommendations may be made in situations where You have made known to Us the purpose for which the Goods will be used or some function sought to be fulfilled;

17.3.3 You acknowledge that We have no control over many factors involved with the suitability, function or fitness for purpose of Goods in an existing or new computer environment, e.g.

17.3.3.1 the compatibility or ability of the Goods to fit into or perform to expectations in the receiving computer/internet environment; or

17.3.3.2 the behaviour of third-party supplier, e.g. in relation to support;

17.3.4 You acknowledge that for a whole number of reasons outside of Our control, the Goods may fail to meet Your expectations, may not turn out to be fit for all or any of the purposes sought, may not be suitable or may not function properly in all or any respects;

17.3.5 You acknowledge that the Services provided by Us may involve the very task of seeking to customise Goods so they may be fit for particular purposes and that customisation may be a very substantial project in itself;  

17.3.6 Accordingly, You will accept the sole responsibility for, and indemnify and hold Us harmless in respect of:

17.3.6.1 decisions as to whether or not to follow recommendations by Us;

17.3.6.2 decisions as to whether or not to purchase or customise Goods or obtain Services for that or any other purpose; and

17.3.6.3 any failure or defect in suitability, function or fitness for purpose of any Goods and/or Services, including a responsibility to obtain Your own independent advice or second opinion from a suitably qualified person;

17.3.7 Where We provide Services with a view to achieving Your purposes, suitability, function or fitness for purpose (whether expressed, agreed or otherwise), You must pay for those Services on time without any set-off or counter-claim, whether or not We are able to achieve any of such purposes, suitability, function or fitness for purpose, provided always that We have acted in good faith and have made what We consider, in Our absolute discretion, to have made all reasonable endeavours to achieve those outcomes.

17.4 Testing Procedures: You will follow the instructions of Ours with regard to testing or troubleshooting any problems and that if those do not resolve the outstanding problems, We will, subject to these Conditions, allocate such resources as We consider reasonable in the circumstances towards their resolution.

18.  FORCE MAJEURE

18.1 Force Majeure: If We are unable to supply any Goods or Services due to circumstances beyond Our reasonable control, We may cancel the Order (even if the Order has already been accepted) or cease to provide the Services by written notice to You, in which case You will hold Us harmless.

18.2 We will not be liable for any breach of contract due to any matter or thing beyond Our control, including failures by third parties to supply goods, services or transport, stoppages, transport breakdown, fire, flood, earthquake, acts of God, strikes, lock-outs, work stoppages, wars, riots or civil commotion, intervention or public authority, explosion or accident.

19.   PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

19.1 Alterations to Specifications: We make every effort to supply the Goods in accordance with the Order however We may supply alternate Goods subject to minor variations in actual dimensions and specifications where these are changed by the manufacturer of the Goods after the Order date and before delivery.

19.2 Substitute Goods: If We cannot supply the Goods ordered by You, We may supply alternate Goods of equal or superior quality provided however that You will not pay a higher price than the price Quoted or otherwise agreed for the Goods ordered.

20. WARRANTIES

20.1 Reliance on Manufacturer’s Warranty: You will rely on the warranties provided by the manufacturer of Goods supplied by Us (where applicable) and will deal direct with such manufacturer rather than Us for all claims covered by such warranties.

20.2 No claim for manufacturer’s default: You indemnify and hold Us harmless in respect of the performance or otherwise, by any manufacturer of Goods supplied to You by Us, of any of the obligations of such manufacturer in respect of such Goods. This includes any damages or moneys due to You arising under, or in connection with, any breach by the manufacturer of any the manufacturer’s warranties in respect of the Goods.

21.  LIABILITY

21.1 Exclusion: Except as specifically set out herein and so far as may be permitted by law, any term, condition or warranty in respect of the quality, fitness for purpose, condition, description, assembly, manufacture, design or performance of the Goods or Services, whether implied by statute, common law, trade usage, custom or otherwise, is hereby expressly excluded.

21.2 No liability for program or data loss: You indemnify and hold Us harmless in respect of any allegation, claim, loss or expense of Yours or any third party for any program or data loss or damage suffered by You or that third party arising directly or indirectly from the supply of the Goods or Services by Us to You.  You acknowledge You are solely responsible for backing up Your programs and data in order to mitigate Your own potential loss of programs and data.

21.3 Limit on consequential damage: You indemnify and hold Us harmless in respect of any allegation or claim as to any indirect or consequential losses or expenses suffered by You or any third party, howsoever caused, including but not limited to loss of turnover, profits, business or goodwill or any liability to You or any third party.

21.4 Limit on damage from a failure in supply: You indemnify and hold Us harmless for any allegation or claim for loss or damage by You or a third party where We have failed to meet any delivery date or cancels or suspends the supply of Goods or Services.

21.5 General limit on liability: Except as otherwise expressly stated in these terms and conditions, We are not liable for any loss or damage of any kind however caused (including, but not limited to, by the negligence of Us) which is suffered or incurred by You in connection with:

21.5.1 Goods or Services provided to You or any Work;

21.5.2 these Terms and Conditions;

21.5.3 Your use of Our website (including the use of a credit card or other debit device) or any linked website;

21.5.4 the non-availability of Goods or Our Services for any reason;

21.5.5 any act or omission of Ours or the provision of inaccurate, incomplete or incorrect information by You, or

21.5.6 for any other reason whatsoever.

21.6 Limitation options: To the extent that any legislation implies a condition or warranty that cannot be excluded but can be limited, clause 21.5 does not apply to that liability and Our liability for any breach of that condition or warranty is limited to Our doing any one or more of the following (at its election):

21.6.1 replacing the Goods or supplying equivalent Goods, Services or Work;

21.6.2 repairing the Goods or the Work;

21.6.3 paying the cost of replacing the Goods or the Work or acquiring equivalent Goods, Services or Work; or

21.6.4 paying the cost of having the Goods or the Work repaired.

21.7 Laws still apply: Nothing in these Conditions is to be interpreted as excluding, restricting or modifying or having the effect of excluding, restricting or modifying the application of any State or Federal legislation applicable to the supply of the Goods or Services which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified.

21.8 Severance: If any provision contained in the Conditions is unlawful, invalid or unenforceable, those provisions may be severed without prejudice to the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of the Conditions.

22. ERRORS AND OMISSIONS

22.1 We make every effort to ensure that all prices and descriptions quoted are correct and accurate. In the case of an error or omission, We may rescind the affected contract by written notice to You, notwithstanding that We have already accepted Your Order and/or received payment from You. Our liability in that event will be limited to the return of any money You have paid in respect of the Order.

OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

23. PRIVACY STATEMENTS AND YOUR RIGHTS

23.1 We are collecting Your personal information for the fulfilment of Quotes, Orders and the provision of Goods or Services to you and it may retain and use it for any such purposes (“Authorised Purposes”).

23.2 You are required to provide your personal information to Us for Authorised Purposes.

23.3 We may disclose Your personal information to other persons for the purposes of the fulfilment of Quotes, Orders and Work for you or in order to provide Goods or Services to You, to verify the information You provide, for enquiries about Goods or Services that may be suitable for your purposes, or to confirm Your requirements, to anyone proposing to supply Goods or Services to You, or to acquire Goods or Services on Your behalf, or in respect of enquiries relating to any of the foregoing.

23.4 Otherwise We will not disclose Your personal information without Your consent unless authorised by law.

23.5 Your personal information will be held by Us at Our Principal Place of Business and You can contact Us to request to access or correct it.

23.6 We rely on You to submit correct information and details where requested. You accept that You may incur additional expenses if you submit incorrect information.

24. OUR WEBSITE

24.1 We make no representations or warranties in relation to information available on Our website, including without limitation:

24.1.1 that the information on Our website is complete or correct;

24.1.2 that Our website will be continuously available or free from any delay in operation or transmission, virus, communications failure, internet access difficulties or malfunction in hardware or software; and that We endorse any internet site linked to Our website or any third party products or services referred to on Our website.

25. INSURANCE COVERAGE

25.1 We will maintain at Our own expense, commercial general liability insurance for personal injury and property damage for a general aggregate of $2,000,000. At Your request We will provide You with certificates, including renewal certificates evidencing such coverage within thirty (30) days of commencing this Agreement, at every renewal and at other times as may be reasonably requested by You.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

26. LODGING OF SERVICE REQUESTS

26.1 In order for Us to provide You with the agreed Service, You agree to follow Our process for lodging of Service Requests as outlined in Appendix A.

27. ACCESS TO SYSTEMS, SITES AND PEOPLE

27.1 In order to provide You with the agreed Service, You agree to give Us access to various items of Yours including but not limited to, equipment, people and sites as and when required.

27.2 You agree to allow Us to install software on Your Equipment that allows Our technicians to access Your systems at any time. This software allows Us to view system statuses, send monitoring information, see users’ desktops and control Your PC’s. This may require that devices are left on overnight or weekends.

28. THIRD PARTY AUTHORISATIONS

28.1 At times We may need to contact Your third party providers on Your behalf, such as Your internet provider. Some of these providers may require Your authorisation for Us to deal on Your behalf. It is Your responsibility to ensure that We are able to deal freely with these providers.

29. PAYMENT, LATE PAYMENT AND DEFAULT

29.1 Payment due date: All invoices issued to You are due and payable to Us within the terms stated on the invoice (unless otherwise agreed in writing). by cash, cheque, credit card or direct deposit in accordance with these Terms and Conditions and in the way set out in the Invoice.

29.2 7 days late: Where You fail to pay an invoice within seven (7) days of the due date, We may, in Our absolute discretion and without prior notice, suspend or discontinue the supply of Goods and/or Services to You.

29.3 Recoveries:  All legal and other costs and expenses incurred in connection with the recovery of late payments will be added to the amount due by You to Us and will be recoverable from You, in addition to the original invoice cost. If You default in payment of any invoice on time, moneys which would have become due by You at a later date shall be immediately due and payable without any further notice to You. Collectively, all of these moneys are referred to in these Conditions as a “Sum Due”.

29.4 Interest: If payment of any Sum Due is not made on time, We will charge interest daily on the Sum Due at the maximum rate allowed by law, calculated and charged daily on and from the due date until the Sum Due is paid in full.

29.5 Application of funds: All payments of the Sum Due made by You to Us will be applied as follows:

29.5.1 first in or towards payment of any costs (including legal costs), charges, expenses or outgoings paid by Us in relation to any dishonoured cheque fees, collection costs or any other action taken by Us for the recovery of any amounts owing by You to Us;

29.5.2 secondly, in or towards payment of any interest due or payable hereunder, and

29.5.3 thirdly, in or towards payment of Your debts to Us in order from the longest standing due to the most recently incurred.

29.6 Security: We may require You to provide security over Your property (including the Goods or any other property of Yours) as collateral to be held as security for any Sum Due or as a condition precedent to the continuation of supply of Goods or Services by Us to You.

29.7 Payment arrangements: In the event that a repayment arrangement is made in relation to any Sum Due and the supply of Goods or Services is resumed, but then a repayment due under that arrangement is not made on time, We may, in Our absolute discretion and without prior notice, again suspend or discontinue the supply of Goods or Services to You.  

29.8 Power of Attorney:  You hereby irrevocably appoint Us as Your attorney to do anything We consider fit for the recovery of the Sum Due or the creation, perfection or enforcement of any collateral held or to be held as security for any Sum Due.

29.9 Other remedies: We may exercise any of Our rights and remedies including taking legal action against You for the recovery of any moneys due to Us, notwithstanding it may have exercised other rights under these Conditions.

30. NON-SOLICITATION OF CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES

30.1 You agree that employees are one of Our most valuable assets, policy and professional ethics require that Our employees not seek employment with, or be offered employment by You during the course of engagement and for a period of two (2) years thereafter (or the maximum amount permissible by a Court).

30.2 You agree that Our damages resulting from breach of this clause 30.1 would be impracticable and that it would be extremely difficult for Us to ascertain the actual amount of damages. Therefore in the event You violate this provision, You agree to immediately pay Us 100% of the employee’s total annual salary, as liquidated damages and We shall have the option to terminate this Agreement without further notice or liability to You. The amount of liquidated damages reflected herein is not intended as a penalty and is reasonably calculated based upon the projected costs We would incur to identify, recruit, hire and train suitable replacements for such personnel.  

31. SOFTWARE

31.1 All Software licences are the responsibility of You and not that of Us. It is the duty of Yours to store all licences for all Software used, so that that they can be reproduced if and when required. This includes all Software installed by Us.

31.2 You indemnify and hold Us harmless against any claim, allegation, loss, damage or expense arising directly or indirectly from:

31.2.1 any unauthorised Software use by You;

31.2.2 any breach of any Software licence in respect of Software provided to Us by You to be installed on one of Your computers;

31.2.3 otherwise as a result of Us installing Software at Your where You are not authorised to use the Software; and

31.2.4 any problem, defect or malfunction associated with any Software (or related services) supplied by third parties.

31.3 All copyright in custom software remains the sole property of Ours unless alternate arrangements are made as part of a separate software agreement.

32. COPYRIGHT AND CONFIDENTIALITY

32.1 Warranty and breach: You warrant that any confidential or copyright information or intellectual property (of any kind and in any form held) or provided by You to Us belongs to You.  In the event of any breach of this warranty, You will pay all sums due to Us as If such warranty had not been breached (and regardless of any non-performance of any obligation by Us on account of or in connection with the breach of such warranty). You indemnify and hold Us harmless in respect of any allegations, claims, loss, costs or expenses in connection with such breach of warranty by You.

32.2 Retention of title: All copyright and other intellectual property rights in any Work created, commissioned or acquired by Us in the course of the supply of Services by Us to You will be the exclusive property of Ours unless otherwise agreed in writing by Us and You.

32.3 Confidential Information: We acknowledge that in the course of providing Services to You, We may learn from You certain non-public personal and otherwise confidential information relating to You, including Your customers, consumers or employees. We shall regard any and all information We receive which in any way relates or pertains to You, including Your customers, consumers or employees as confidential.

32.4 You also acknowledge that all information and services, consulting techniques, proposals, and documents disclosed by Us or which comes to Our attention during the course of business and provided under this agreement constitute valuable assets of, and confidential and/or proprietary information to Us.

As such, both parties shall take all commercially reasonable steps to not disclose, reveal, copy, sell, transfer, assign, or distribute any part or parts of such information in any form, to any person or entity, or permit any of its employees, agents, or representatives to do so for any purpose except unless permitted in writing by the disclosing party or as required by applicable law.

APPENDIX A

SERVICE REQUEST LODGEMENT PROCESS

When you contact us to lodge a service request only the methods below must be used:

Phone: +1 (681) 202-9055 and +351 308 802 898

Email:  support@forefront-systems.com

Web Portal: https://portal.forefront-systems.com

Include a short description of the problem and any screenshots of errors to assist in the resolution of the issue.

If the issue is being lodged by either phone or external email you must include your name, company and return contact details.

Service requests must not be lodged directly with technicians, as this detracts them from resolving the current issue.

SERVICE REQUESTS OUTSIDE OF OUR BUSINESS HOURS

Service Requests that must be addressed outside of business hours must be lodged by phone (charges apply for after hours work). If not, the Service Request will be viewed on Our next Business Day.

1. INTERPRETATION

The following definitions and rules of interpretation apply in these Conditions.

1.1 Definitions:

Business Day: a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday in England, when banks in London are open for business.

Commencement Date: has the meaning given in clause 2.2.

Conditions: these terms and conditions as amended from time to time in accordance with clause 17.8.

Contract: the contract between the Supplier and the Customer for the supply of Equipment and/or Services in accordance with the following:

(a) the Conditions; and

(b) any Managed Services Agreement; and

(c) any applicable Specific Terms and Conditions.

Control: shall be as defined in section 1124 of the Corporation Tax Act 2010, and the expression change of control shall be construed accordingly.

Customer: the person or firm who purchases the Equipment and/or Services from the Supplier.

DPA: means the Data Protection Act 2018 (2018 c.12).

Controller, Processor, Data Subject and Personal Data, Sensitive Data, processing and appropriate technical and organisational measures shall have the meanings given to them in the DPA.

Data Protection Laws: means: (a) the GDPR; (b) the DPA; and (c) any laws that implement, replace, extend, re-enact, consolidate or amend the GDPR or DPA.

Data Security Breach: a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to Protected Data.

Deliverables: the deliverables set out in the Order produced by the Supplier for the Customer.

Delivery Location: has the meaning given in clause 4.2.

EEA: the European Economic Area.

Equipment: the Equipment (or any part of it) set out in the Order.

Equipment Specification: any specification for the Equipment, including any relevant plans or drawings, that is agreed in writing by the Customer and the Supplier.

Force Majeure Event: has the meaning given to it in clause 16.

GDPR: means the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

Intellectual Property Rights: patents, utility models, rights to inventions, copyright and neighbouring and related rights, moral rights, trade marks and service marks, business names and domain names, rights in get-up and trade dress, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off or unfair competition, rights in designs, rights in computer software, database rights, rights to use, and protect the confidentiality of, confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets), and all other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications and rights to apply for and be granted, renewals or extensions of, and rights to claim priority from, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which subsist or will subsist now or in the future in any part of the world.

Managed Services Agreement: a agreement for the provision of managed services provided in writing by the Supplier to the Customer.

Minimum Cancellation Notice Period: the minimum period of notice that the Customer must give to the Supplier to terminate the Services or any part of them or this Contract.

Order: the Customer's order for the supply of Equipment and/or Services.

Protected Data: means Personal Data received from or on behalf of the Customer in connection with the performance of the Supplier's obligations under the Contract.

Representatives: means in relation to the Supplier its officers, employees, professional advisers, consultants and contractors that need to know the Confidential Information to enable the Supplier to comply with the terms of the Contract.

Restricted Person: means any person employed or engaged by the Supplier during the term of the Contract who has been engaged in the provision of the Services or the management of the Contract either as principal, agent, employee, independent contractor or in any other form of employment or engagement.  

Service Fee: the fee payable by the Customer to the Supplier for the Services, which is made up of the Subscription Fee and any applicable Usage Fee.

Services: the services, including the Deliverables, supplied by the Supplier to the Customer as set out in the Service Specification.

Specific Terms and Conditions: the Supplier’s specific terms and conditions (if any) applicable to the Services (or any part of them) referred to in the Order.

Subscription Fee: that regular part of the Service Fee.

Supervisory Authority: means any regulator, authority or body responsible for administering Data Protection Laws.

Supplier: Forefront Europe Ltd, at 71-75 Shelton Street Covent Garden London WC2H 9JQ, company number 15174935, VAT registered with number GB451847282.  

Usage Fee: that variable part of the Service Fee based on actual Usage for a period.

1.2 Interpretation:

(a) A person includes a natural person, corporate or unincorporated body (whether or not having separate legal personality).

(b) A reference to a party includes its personal representatives, successors and permitted assigns.

(c) A reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to it as amended or re-enacted. A reference to a statute or statutory provision includes all subordinate legislation made under that statute or statutory provision.

(d) Any words following the terms including, include, in particular, for example or any similar expression shall be construed as illustrative and shall not limit the sense of the words, description, definition, phrase or term preceding those terms.

(e) A reference to writing or written includes fax and email.

2. BASIS OF CONTRACT

2.1 The Order constitutes an offer by the Customer to purchase Equipment and/or Services in accordance with the Contract.

2.2 The Order shall only be deemed to be accepted when the Supplier issues written acceptance of the Order at which point and on which date the Contract shall come into existence (Commencement Date).

2.3 Any samples, drawings, descriptive matter or advertising issued by the Supplier and any descriptions of the Equipment or illustrations or descriptions of the Services contained in the Supplier's catalogues or brochures are issued or published for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the Services and/or Equipment described in them. They shall not form part of the Contract or have any contractual force unless stated otherwise in the Contract.

2.4 These Conditions apply to the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms that the Customer seeks to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by trade, custom, practice or course of dealing.

2.5 All of these Conditions shall apply to the supply of both Equipment and Services except where application to one or the other is specified.

3. EQUIPMENT

3.1 The Equipment is described in the Equipment Specification.

3.2 To the extent that the Equipment (or part of it) is to be manufactured in accordance with an Equipment Specification supplied by the Customer, the Customer shall indemnify the Supplier against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses (including any direct, indirect or consequential losses, loss of profit, loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal costs (calculated on a full indemnity basis) and all other professional costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by the Supplier arising out of or in connection with any claim made against the Supplier for actual or alleged infringement of a third party's intellectual property rights arising out of or in connection with the Supplier's use of the Equipment Specification. This clause 3.2 shall survive termination of the Contract.

3.3 The Supplier reserves the right to amend the Equipment Specification if required by any applicable statutory or regulatory requirement, and the Supplier shall notify the Customer in any such event.

4. DELIVERY OF EQUIPMENT

4.1 The Supplier shall ensure that:

(a) each delivery of the Equipment is accompanied by a delivery note which shows all relevant Customer and Supplier reference numbers, the type and quantity of the Equipment (including the code number of the Equipment, where applicable), special storage instructions (if any) and, if the Order is being delivered by instalments, the outstanding balance of Equipment remaining to be delivered; and

(b) it states clearly on the delivery note any requirement for the Customer to return any packaging material to the Supplier. The Customer shall make any such packaging materials available for collection at such times as the Supplier shall reasonably request. Returns of packaging materials shall be at the Supplier's expense.

4.2 The parties may agree either that:

(a) the Supplier shall deliver the Equipment to the location set out in the Order or such other location as the parties may agree (Delivery Location) at any time after the Supplier notifies the Customer that the Equipment are ready; or

(b) the Customer shall collect the Equipment from the Delivery Location within three Business Days of the Supplier notifying the Customer that the Equipment are ready.

4.3 Delivery of the Equipment shall be completed on the completion of unloading or loading (as may be appropriate) of the Equipment at the Delivery Location.

4.4 Any dates quoted for delivery of the Equipment are approximate only, and the time of delivery is not of the essence. The Supplier shall not be liable for any delay in delivery of the Equipment that is caused by a Force Majeure Event or the Customer's failure to provide the Supplier with adequate delivery instructions or any other instructions that are relevant to the supply of the Equipment.

4.5 If the Supplier fails to deliver the Equipment, its liability shall be limited to the costs and expenses incurred by the Customer in obtaining replacement Equipment of similar description and quality in the cheapest market available, less the price of the Equipment. The Supplier shall have no liability for any failure to deliver the Equipment to the extent that such failure is caused by a Force Majeure Event or the Customer's failure to provide the Supplier with adequate delivery instructions for the Equipment or any relevant instruction related to the supply of the Equipment.

4.6 If the Customer fails to take or accept delivery of the Equipment within three Business Days of the Supplier notifying the Customer that the Equipment is ready, then except where such failure or delay is caused by a Force Majeure Event or by the Supplier's failure to comply with its obligations under the Contract in respect of the Equipment:

(a) delivery of the Equipment shall be deemed to have been completed at 9.00 am on the third Business Day following the day on which the Supplier notified the Customer that the Equipment was ready; and

(b) the Supplier shall store the Equipment until delivery takes place and charge the Customer for all related costs and expenses (including insurance).

4.7 If ten Business Days after the Supplier notified the Customer that the Equipment was ready for delivery the Customer has not taken or accepted delivery of it, the Supplier may resell or otherwise dispose of part or all of the Equipment and, after deducting reasonable storage and selling costs, account to the Customer for any excess over the price of the Equipment or charge the Customer for any shortfall below the price of the Equipment.

4.8 The Supplier may deliver the Equipment by instalments, which shall be invoiced and paid for separately. Each instalment shall constitute a separate contract. Any delay in delivery or defect in an instalment shall not entitle the Customer to cancel any other instalment.

5. QUALITY OF EQUIPMENT

5.1 The Supplier warrants that on delivery, and for a period of 12 months from the date of delivery (warranty period), the Equipment shall:

(a) conform in all material respects with the Equipment Specification; and

(b) be free from material defects in design, material, and workmanship.

5.2 Subject to clause 5.3, the Supplier shall, at its option, repair or replace the defective Equipment, or refund the price of the defective Equipment in full if:

(a) the Customer gives notice in writing during the warranty period within a reasonable time of discovery that some or all of the Equipment do not comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1;

(b) the Supplier is given a reasonable opportunity of examining such Equipment; and

(c) the Customer (if asked to do so by the Supplier) returns such Equipment to the Supplier's place of business at the Customer's cost.

5.3 The Supplier shall not be liable for the Equipment’s failure to comply with the warranty in clause 5.1 if:

(a) the Customer makes any further use of such Equipment after giving a notice in accordance with clause 5.2;

(b) the defect arises because the Customer failed to follow the Supplier's oral or written instructions as to the storage, installation, commissioning, use or maintenance of the Equipment or (if there are none) best practice;

(c) the defect arises as a result of the Supplier following any drawing, design or Equipment Specification supplied by the Customer;

(d) the Customer alters or repairs such Equipment without the written consent of the Supplier;

(e) the defect arises as a result of fair wear and tear, wilful damage, negligence, or abnormal working conditions; or

(f) the Equipment differs from the Equipment Specification as a result of changes made to ensure that it complies with applicable statutory or regulatory standards.

5.4 Except as provided in this clause 5, the Supplier shall have no liability to the Customer in respect of the Equipment's failure to comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1.

5.5 The terms of these Conditions shall apply to any repaired or replacement Equipment supplied by the Supplier.

6. TITLE AND RISK

6.1 The risk in the Equipment shall pass to the Customer on completion of delivery.

6.2 Title to the Equipment shall not pass to the Customer until the Supplier receives payment in full (in cash or cleared funds) for the Equipment.

6.3 Until title to the Equipment has passed to the Customer, the Customer shall:  

(a) store the Equipment separately from all other equipment held by the Customer so that they remain readily identifiable as the Supplier's property;  

(b) not remove, deface or obscure any identifying mark or packaging on or relating to the Equipment;

(c) maintain the Equipment in satisfactory condition and keep them insured against all risks for their full price on the Supplier's behalf from the date of delivery;

(d) notify the Supplier immediately if it becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 14.2(b); and

(e) give the Supplier such information relating to the Equipment as the Supplier may require from time to time.

6.4 If before title to the Equipment passes to the Customer the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 14.2(b) to clause 14.2(d) then, without limiting any other right or remedy the Supplier may have:

(a) the Customer's right to use the Equipment in the ordinary course of its business shall cease immediately; and

(b) the Supplier may at any time:

(i) require the Customer to deliver up the Equipment; and

(ii) if the Customer fails to do so promptly, enter any premises of the Customer or of any third party where the Equipment is stored in order to recover it.

7. SUPPLY OF SERVICES

7.1 The Supplier shall supply the Services to the Customer in accordance with the relevant Managed Services Agreement, and/or Specific Terms and Conditions as applicable.  The Services may include applications or other services provided by third parties.

7.2 The Supplier shall assist the Customer in the set-up of the Services.

7.3 The Supplier shall provide technical assistance and training (which may incur a reasonable additional charge depending on requirements unless set out in any Managed Services Agreement or Specific Terms and Conditions) for the set-up and provision of the Services when reasonably requested to do so. The Supplier shall use all reasonable endeavours to meet any performance dates for the Services specified (including any project work that is time and materials charged) but any such dates shall be estimates only and time shall not be of the essence for the performance of the Services.

7.4 The Supplier reserves the right to amend the Service Specification if necessary to comply with any applicable law or regulatory requirement, or if the amendment will not materially affect the nature or quality of the Services, and the Supplier shall notify the Customer in any such event.

7.5 The Supplier warrants to the Customer that the Services will be provided using reasonable care and skill by personnel whose qualifications and experience will be appropriate for the tasks that are allocated to them.

7.6 Unless stated in any Managed Services Agreement or Specific Terms and Conditions the Supplier does not warrant that the Services will be error-free or uninterrupted.

7.7 The supplier shall co-operate with the customer in all matters relating to the supply of services subject to the order it relates to.

7.8 The Supplier will maintain all necessary statutory and regulatory license and permits to provide the services within the Order.

7.9 Maintain necessary insurance in the sum of no less than <Insert your professional indemnity insurance limit>   in respect of any breach of its obligations under the Order.

8. CUSTOMER'S OBLIGATIONS

8.1 The Customer shall:

(a) ensure that the terms of the Order and any information it provides in the Service Specification and the Equipment Specification are complete and accurate;

(b) co-operate with the Supplier as far as reasonable in all matters relating to the Services;

(c) provide the Supplier, its employees, agents, consultants and subcontractors, with access to the Customer's premises, office accommodation and other facilities as reasonably required by the Supplier to provide the Services;

(d) provide the Supplier with such information and materials as the Supplier may reasonably require in order to supply the Services, and ensure that such information is complete and accurate in all material respects;  

(e) prepare the Customer's premises for the supply of the Services;

(f) comply with all applicable laws, including health and safety laws;

(g) comply with any policies issued by the Supplier including (but not limited to) acceptable use, security and disaster recovery;

(h) respond to Supplier enquiries in a professional and timely manner;

(i) provide the Supplier with remote and (if requested) physical access to any systems that the Supplier supports;

(j) comply with the terms of any licence(s) applicable to the Services;

(k) keep all contact information provided to the Supplier up to date and correct in order to enable account management and technical notifications about the Services;

(l) if the Services include VoIP services, to keep the Supplier of any phone location changes in order to ensure details are correct for the use of 999 emergency services;

(m) keep the Supplier up to date with any changes to the infrastructure or environment relating to the Services that might impact on the performance of the Services;

(n) maintain any Equipment and insure any rented or loaned Equipment against all risks for its full value on the Customer’s behalf from the date of delivery;

(o) notify the Supplier as soon as reasonably practicable of any loss of or damage to rented or loaned Hardware (fair wear and tear excepted) and, on request, reimburse the Supplier for the price for any loss or damage to it;

(p) establish, maintain and monitor adequate internal security measures for the Customer’s access and use of the Services including the confidentiality and safe storage of all login details, usernames and passwords and updating them regularly;

(q) use the Services for the Customer’s business purposes only; and

(r) comply with any additional obligations as set out in the Service Specification and the Equipment Specification;

(s) return any loaned or rented Equipment to the Supplier well-packaged and in good condition (fair wear and tear excepted) within thirty (30) days of termination of Contract; and

(t) where the Services include applications or other services provided by third parties, to comply with any terms, conditions and instructions issued by those third parties.

8.2 The Customer shall not access or use the Services for any unlawful purpose including:

(a) in any way which is likely to infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of a third party;

(b) for the transmission, display, downloading or uploading of any material which is or is likely to be construed as defamatory, threatening, offensive, abusive, obscene or which will or is likely to cause unnecessary anxiety or inconvenience to a third party or which is otherwise unlawful;

(c) attempting to gain unauthorised access to the Services;

(d) attempting to modify, distribute, reverse engineer or otherwise attempting to decipher any code in connection with the Services and/or any other aspect of the Supplier’s or the Supplier’s licensor’s technology;

(e) in any way that is likely to cause damage or adversely affect the operation of the Services or interfere with or disrupt the Customer’s website, other websites, servers or networks; and

(f) in any way that will or is likely to interfere with the use and enjoyment of the Services for other users.

8.3 Unless the Supplier has appointed the Customer as a partner or reseller the Customer agrees that it will not market, offer to sell or resell the Services to any third party.

8.4 If the Services include any third-party services, the Customer agrees to be bound by the third-party terms and conditions applicable to such services.

8.5 If the Services include any project work that is time and material charged the Customer accepts that:

(a) any failure by the Customer to adhere to the terms of this Contract that leads to delays will result in target dates being extended so as to accommodate fully the effects of such delay; and

(b) any delay that is directly or indirectly caused by any act or omission by the Customer may result in the Supplier charging the Customer for the effects of such a delay on a time and materials basis at its standard published day billing rates.

8.6 If the Supplier's performance of any of its obligations under the Contract is prevented or delayed by any act or omission by the Customer or failure by the Customer to perform any relevant obligation (Customer Default):

(a) without limiting or affecting any other right or remedy available to it, the Supplier shall have the right to suspend performance of the Services until the Customer remedies the Customer Default, and to rely on the Customer Default to relieve it from the performance of any of its obligations in each case to the extent the Customer Default prevents or delays the Supplier's performance of any of its obligations;

(b) the Supplier shall not be liable for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by the Customer arising directly or indirectly from the Supplier's failure or delay to perform any of its obligations as set out in this clause 8.6; and

(c) the Customer shall reimburse the Supplier on written demand for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by the Supplier arising directly or indirectly from the Customer Default.

8.7 In order to protect the legitimate business interests of the Supplier, the Customer covenants with the Supplier that it shall not (except with the prior written consent of the Supplier):

(a) attempt to solicit or entice away; or

(b) solicit or entice away

from the employment or service of the Supplier the services of any Restricted Person other than by means of a national advertising campaign open to all-comers and not specifically targeted at such staff of the Supplier.

8.8 The Customer further covenants with the Supplier that it shall not (except with the prior written consent of the Supplier) employ or engage or otherwise facilitate the employment or engagement of any Restricted Person.

8.9 The Customer shall be bound by the covenants set out in clauses 8.7 and 8.8 during the term of the Contract, and for a period of 12 months after its termination or expiry.

8.10 If the Customer commits any breach of clause 8.7 or clause 8.8 the Customer shall, on demand, pay to the Supplier a sum equal to one year's basic salary or the annual fee that was payable by the Supplier to the Restricted Person plus the recruitment costs incurred by the Supplier or relevant in replacing such person. The Customer acknowledges that it has had the opportunity to obtain independent legal advice on the implications of this clause and agrees to be bound by it.

9. CHARGES AND PAYMENT

9.1 The price for Equipment:

(a) shall be the price set out in the Order or, if no price is quoted, the price set out in the Supplier's published price list as at the date of the order; and

(b) unless otherwise stated, shall be exclusive of all costs and charges of packaging, insurance, transport of the Equipment.

9.2 The Supplier reserves the right to:

(a) increase the charges for the Services on written notice to the Customer:

(i) in line with the percentage increase in the Retail Prices Index in the preceding 12-month period and the first such increase shall take effect on the first anniversary of the Commencement Date and shall be based on the latest available figure for the percentage increase in the Retail Prices Index or Average Earnings Index; and / or

(ii) in line with any price increase levied upon the Supplier by a third-party supplier.

(b) increase the price of the Equipment, by giving notice to the Customer at any time before delivery, to reflect any increase in the cost of the Equipment to the Supplier that is due to:

(i) any factor beyond the control of the Supplier (including foreign exchange fluctuations, increases in taxes and duties, and increases in labour, materials and other manufacturing costs);

(ii) any request by the Customer to change the delivery date(s), quantities or types of Equipment ordered, or the Equipment Specification;

(iii) any delay caused by any instructions of the Customer in respect of the Equipment or failure of the Customer to give the Supplier adequate or accurate information or instructions in respect of the Equipment; or

(iv) any price increase levied upon the Supplier by a third-party supplier.

9.3 Unless the parties otherwise agree, the following shall apply:

(a) the Supplier shall invoice the Customer on or at any time after completion services; and

(b) where the Services include applications or other services provided by third parties, the Customer shall be liable for full payment in respect the entire term of each service even where the term of that service exceeds the term of the Contract;

(c) for the avoidance of doubt, the Customer acknowledges that termination of the Contract for any reason will not avoid its liability under clause 9.3(b) above.

9.4 The Customer shall pay each invoice submitted by the Supplier:

(a) within 30 days of the date of the invoice or in accordance with any credit terms agreed by the Supplier and confirmed in writing to the Customer; and

(b) in full and in cleared funds to a bank account nominated in writing by the Supplier, and time for payment shall be of the essence of the Contract.

9.5 All amounts payable by the Customer under the Contract are exclusive of amounts in respect of value added tax chargeable from time to time (VAT). Where any taxable supply for VAT purposes is made under the Contract by the Supplier to the Customer, the Customer shall, on receipt of a valid VAT invoice from the Supplier, pay to the Supplier such additional amounts in respect of VAT as are chargeable on the supply of the Services or Equipment at the same time as payment is due for the supply of the Services or Equipment.

9.6 If the Customer fails to make a payment due to the Supplier under the Contract by the due date, then, without limiting the Supplier's remedies under clause 14 (Termination), the Customer shall pay interest on the overdue sum from the due date until payment of the each day at 4% a year above the Bank of England's base rate from time to time, but at 4% a year for any period when that base rate is below 0%.

9.7 All amounts due under the Contract shall be paid in full without any set-off, counterclaim, deduction or withholding (other than any deduction or withholding of tax as required by law).

10. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

10.1 Unless stated otherwise, all Intellectual Property Rights in or arising out of or in connection with the Services (other than Intellectual Property Rights in any materials provided by the Customer) shall be owned by the Supplier or a third-party licensor.  

10.2 The Customer acknowledges that it has no right, title or interest in or to such Intellectual Property Rights other than as expressly set out in the Contract or as permitted by law.

10.3 The Customer shall indemnify and hold the Supplier harmless against any costs, liabilities, losses, and expenses including reasonable legal costs arising from any claim relating to the infringement of any third-party Intellectual Property Rights provided that:

(a) the Supplier gives notice of the claim;

(b) the Customer has sole control and defence of the claim; and

(c) the Supplier provides reasonable cooperation in the defence and settlement of the claim.

10.4 The supplier shall grant the customer royalty free license to use any documents provided as part of the service order

11. DATA PROTECTION

11.1 The Customer and the Supplier acknowledge that the Customer is the Controller and the Supplier is a Processor for the purposes of processing Protected Data pursuant to these Conditions.  The Customer shall at all times comply with all Data Protection Laws in connection with the processing of Protected Data. The Customer shall ensure that all instructions that it gives to the Supplier in respect of Protected Data are in accordance with Data Protection Laws.

11.2 The Supplier shall process Protected Data in compliance with the obligations placed on it under Data Protection Laws and these Conditions.

11.3 The Supplier confirms that it has a valid registration with the Supervisory Authority.  A copy of the Supplier’s registration certificate is available for inspection on request.

11.4 The Supplier shall process Protected Data fairly and lawfully in accordance with clauses 11.5 and 11.6.

11.5 The Supplier shall ensure that it processes Protected Data on the basis of one or more of the following legal grounds:

(a) the Data Subject has unambiguously given his or her consent;

(b) processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the Data Subject is a party or in order to take steps at the request of the Data Subject prior to entering into a contract;

(c) processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the parties are subject, other than an obligation imposed by contract;

(d) processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the Data Subject;

(e) processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the parties; and / or

(f) processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the parties except where the processing is unwarranted in any particular case by reason of prejudice to the rights and freedoms or legitimate interests of the Data Subject.

11.6 In addition to its obligations under clause 11.5 the Supplier shall ensure that it processes Sensitive Data on the basis of one or more of the following legal grounds:

(a) the Data Subject has given his or her explicit consent to the processing of the Sensitive Data;

(b) processing is necessary for the purposes of exercising or performing any right or obligation which is conferred or imposed by law on the Controller in connection with employment;

(c) processing is necessary to protect the vital interest of the Data Subject or of another person where the Data Subject is physically or legally incapable of giving his or her consent or the Controller cannot reasonably be expected to obtain the data subject's consent;

(d) processing relates to data which have been made public as a result of steps taken by the Data Subject;

(e) processing is for the purpose of or in connection with legal proceedings (including prospective legal proceedings), for the obtaining legal advice or is otherwise necessary for the purpose of establishing, exercising or defending legal rights;

(f) processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the parties;

(g) processing is necessary for the purposes of preventing fraud; and / or

(h) processing relates to racial or ethnic origin and is necessary to review the existence or absence of equality of opportunity or treatment with a view to enabling such equality to be promoted or maintained.

11.7 The Customer shall, in respect of Protected Data, ensure that their privacy notices are clear and provide sufficient information to the Data Subjects for them to understand what of their Protected Data the Customer is sharing with the Supplier, the circumstances in which it will be shared, how such data will be processed and either the identity of the Supplier or a description of the type of organisation that will receive the Protected Data.

11.8 The Customer and the Supplier both acknowledge that Data Subjects have the right to obtain certain information about the processing of their Personal Data through a Subject Access Request. In circumstances where the processing of a Data Subject's Personal Data is not in compliance with Data Protection Laws, Data Subjects may also request rectification, erasure or blocking of their Personal Data.  Where the Supplier receives a Subject Access Request as a result of its processing Protected Data, the Customer shall provide all reasonable assistance at its own cost to enable the Supplier to respond to the Subject Access Request.

11.9 The Supplier shall not retain or process Protected Data for longer than is necessary.  Any Protected Data in the Supplier’s possession on the termination or expiry of the Contract will be returned to the Customer unless the Supplier is required by law to retain such Protected Data for a specified period.

11.10 The Supplier shall take reasonable steps to ensure the reliability of all its employees who have access to the Protected Data.

11.11 Each party warrants to the other that it will process the Protected Data in compliance with the Data Protection Laws and all codes, recommendations and advices issued by the Supervisory Authority.

11.12 The Supplier warrants that, having regard to the state of technological development and the cost of implementing any measures, it will:

(a) take appropriate technical and organisational measures against the unauthorised or unlawful processing of Protected Data and against the accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, Protected Data to ensure a level of security appropriate to:

(i) the harm that might result from such unauthorised or unlawful processing or accidental loss, destruction or damage; and

(ii) the nature of the data to be protected; and

(b) take reasonable steps to ensure compliance with those measures.

11.13 Subject to clause 13 below, each party agrees to indemnify and keep indemnified and defend at its own expense the other party against all costs, claims, damages or expenses incurred by the other party or for which the other party may become liable due to any failure by the first party or its employees or agents to comply with any of its obligations under this clause 11.

11.14 The Customer acknowledges that, subject to clauses 11.5 and 11.6 above, the Supplier is reliant on the Customer for direction as to the extent to which the Supplier is entitled to use and process the Protected Data. Consequently, the Supplier will not be liable for any claim brought by a Data Subject arising from any action or omission by the Supplier, to the extent that such action or omission resulted directly or indirectly from the Customer's instructions.

11.15 The Supplier may authorise with the Customer’s prior written consent (but not otherwise) a third party (subcontractor) to process the Personal Data provided that the subcontractor's contract:

(a) is on terms which are substantially the same as those set out in these Conditions; and

(b) terminates automatically on termination of the Contract for any reason.

11.16 The Supplier will notify the Customer promptly of any Data Security Breach and use all reasonable endeavours to rectify it or mitigate against its effects. The Supplier will also report such Data Security Breach to the Supervisory Authority where required by Data Protection Laws. The Customer agrees to provide all necessary assistance at its own expense to the Supplier to facilitate the handling and resolution of the Data Security Breach in an expeditious and compliant manner.

11.17 In the event of a dispute or claim brought by a Data Subject or the Supervisory Authority concerning the processing of Protected Data against either or both parties, the parties will inform each other about any such disputes or claims, and will cooperate with a view to settling them amicably in a timely fashion.

11.18 The parties agree to respond to any generally available non-binding mediation procedure initiated by a Data Subject or by the Supervisory Authority. If they do participate in the proceedings, the parties may elect to do so remotely (such as by telephone or other electronic means). The parties also agree to consider participating in any other arbitration, mediation or other dispute resolution proceedings developed for data protection disputes.

11.19 The Supplier may without the consent of but by written notice to the Customer unilaterally amend this clause 11 to comply with changes in Data Protection Laws.

11.20 The Customer agrees that the Supplier may provide the Customer’s contact details to any company that it uses to provide the Services solely for the purpose of delivering the Services.

12. CONFIDENTIALITY

12.1 Confidential Information means all confidential information that the Customer discloses or makes available to the Supplier before, on or after the date of this agreement. This includes:

(a) the fact that discussions and negotiations are taking place and the status of those discussions and negotiations;

(b) the existence and terms of this agreement;

(c) all confidential or proprietary information relating to:

(i) the business, affairs, customers, clients, suppliers, plans, intentions, or market opportunities of the Customer; and

(ii) the operations, processes, product information, know-how, technical information, designs, trade secrets or software of the Customer;

(d) any information, findings, data or analysis derived from Confidential Information; and

(e) any other information that is identified as being of a confidential nature; but excludes any information referred to in clause 12.2.

12.2 Information is not Confidential Information if:

(a) it is, or becomes, generally available to the public other than as a direct or indirect result of the information being disclosed by the Supplier in breach of this agreement;

(b) it was available to the Supplier on a non-confidential basis prior to disclosure by the Customer;

(c) it was, is, or becomes available to the Supplier on a non-confidential basis from a person who, to the Supplier’s knowledge, is not under any confidentiality obligation in respect of that information;

(d) it was lawfully in the possession of the Supplier before the information was disclosed by the Customer;

(e) it is developed by or for the Supplier independently of the information disclosed by the Customer; or

(f) the parties agree in writing that the information is not confidential.

12.3 In return for the Customer making Confidential Information available to the Supplier, the Supplier undertakes to the Customer that it shall:

(a) keep the Confidential Information secret and confidential;

(b) not use or exploit the Confidential Information in any way except for complying with its obligations under the Contract;

(c) not directly or indirectly disclose or make available any Confidential Information in whole or in part to any person, except as expressly permitted by, and in accordance with this agreement;

(d) not copy, reduce to writing or otherwise record the Confidential Information except as strictly necessary for complying with its obligations under the Contract; and

(e) apply the same security measures and degree of care to the Confidential Information as the Supplier applies to its own confidential information, which the Supplier warrants as providing adequate protection from unauthorised disclosure, copying or use.

12.4 The Supplier shall establish and maintain adequate security measures to safeguard the Confidential Information from unauthorised access or use.

12.5 The Supplier may disclose the Confidential Information to its Representatives on the basis that it:

(a) informs those Representatives of the confidential nature of the Confidential Information before it is disclosed; and

(b) procures that those Representatives comply with the confidentiality obligations in clause 12.3 as if they were the Supplier.

12.6 The Supplier shall be liable for the actions or omissions of the Representatives in relation to the Confidential Information as if they were the actions or omissions of the Supplier.

12.7 If so requested by the Customer at any time by notice in writing to the Supplier, the Supplier shall promptly:

(a) destroy or return to the Customer all documents and materials (and any copies) containing, reflecting, incorporating or based on the Customer's Confidential Information;

(b) erase all the Confidential Information from its computer and communications systems and devices used by it, or which is stored in electronic form;

(c) to the extent technically and legally practicable, erase all the Confidential Information which is stored in electronic form on systems and data storage services provided by third parties; and

(d) certify in writing to the Customer that it has complied with the requirements of this clause 12.7.

12.8 Nothing in clause 12.7 shall require the Supplier to return or destroy any documents and materials containing or based on the Confidential Information that the Supplier is required to retain by applicable law, or to satisfy the requirements of a regulatory authority or body of competent jurisdiction or the rules of any listing authority or stock exchange, to which it is subject. The provisions of this agreement shall continue to apply to any documents and materials retained by the Supplier pursuant to this clause 12.8.

12.9 The Customer reserves all rights in its Confidential Information. The disclosure of Confidential Information by the Customer to the Supplier does not give the Supplier or any other person any licence or other right in respect of any Confidential Information beyond the rights expressly set out in this agreement.

12.10 Except as expressly stated in this agreement, the Customer makes no express or implied warranty or representation concerning its Confidential Information including, but not limited to, the accuracy or completeness of the Confidential Information.

12.11 Without prejudice to any other rights or remedies that the Customer may have, the Supplier acknowledges and agrees that damages alone would not be an adequate remedy for any breach of the terms of this agreement. Accordingly, the Customer shall be entitled to the remedies of injunctions, specific performance or other equitable relief for any threatened or actual breach of this agreement by the Supplier.

13. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

13.1 Nothing in these Conditions shall limit or exclude the Supplier's liability for:

(a) death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors;

(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

(c) breach of the terms implied by section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (title and quiet possession);

(d) breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (title and quiet possession); or

(e) defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.

13.2 Subject to clause 13.1, the Supplier shall not be liable to the Customer, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), for breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising under or in connection with the Contract for:

(a) pure economic loss;

(b) loss of profits;

(c) loss of sales or business;

(d) loss of agreements or contracts;

(e) loss of anticipated savings;

(f) loss of use or corruption of data;

(g) loss of or damage to goodwill;

(h) any indirect loss; or

(i) any consequential loss.

13.3 The Customer acknowledges that its use of the internet to access the Services (or part of the Services) is at its own risk and that the Supplier shall not be liable in respect of any goods, services, information, software or other material that the Customer may obtain from a third party when using the internet.

13.4 Subject to clause 13.1, the Supplier's total liability to the Customer, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty or otherwise, arising under or in connection with the Contract (including any indemnity under it), shall be limited to:

(a) in any Minimum Cancellation Notice Period 150% of the charges paid in respect of such period; or

(b) in all other cases 150% of the total charges paid under the Contract.

13.5 The terms implied by sections 13 to 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the terms implied by sections 3 to 5 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.

13.6 The Customer acknowledges that it has read and understood this clause 13 and that it set out in this clause.

13.7 This clause 13 shall survive termination of the Contract.

14. TERMINATION

14.1 The Customer shall give not less than three months’ notice to terminate the Contract or any Service(s) supplied pursuant to it.  The termination of the Contract will take place at the end of the calendar month three months after the date that the notice to terminate has been received by the Supplier.   If no notice or less than three months’ notice is given, the Contract and any Service(s) supplied pursuant to it shall continue for a further period of 12 months.  This period may be reduced at the Supplier’s sole and absolute discretion.

14.2 Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, either party may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the other party if:

(a) the other party commits a material breach of its obligations under the Contract and (if such breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within five days after receipt of notice in writing to do so;

(b) the other party takes any step or action in connection with its entering administration, provisional liquidation or any composition or arrangement with its creditors (other than in relation to a solvent restructuring), being wound up (whether voluntarily or by order of the court, unless for the purpose of a solvent restructuring), having a receiver appointed to any of its assets or ceasing to carry on business or, if the step or action is taken in another jurisdiction, in connection with any analogous procedure in the relevant jurisdiction;

(c) the other party suspends, or threatens to suspend, or ceases or threatens to cease to carry on all or a substantial part of its business; or

(d) the other party's financial position deteriorates to such an extent that in the terminating party's opinion the other party's capability to adequately fulfil its obligations under the Contract has been placed in jeopardy.

14.3 Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, the Supplier may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the Customer if:

(a) the Customer fails to pay any amount due under the Contract on the due date for payment; or

(b) there is a change of control of the Customer.

14.4 Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, the Supplier may suspend the supply of Services or all further deliveries of Equipment under the Contract or any other contract between the Customer and the Supplier if the Customer fails to pay any amount due under the Contract on the due date for payment, the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 14.2(b) to clause 14.2(d), or the Supplier reasonably believes that the Customer is about to become subject to any of them.

15. CONSEQUENCES OF TERMINATION

15.1 On termination of the Contract:  

(a) the Customer shall immediately pay to the Supplier all of the Supplier's outstanding unpaid invoices and interest and, in respect of Services and Equipment supplied but for which no invoice has been submitted, the Supplier shall submit an invoice, which shall be payable by the Customer immediately on receipt;

(b) the Customer shall return any Deliverables or Equipment which have not been fully paid for. If the Customer fails to do so, then the Supplier may enter the Customer's premises and take possession of them. Until they have been returned, the Customer shall be solely responsible for their safe keeping and will not use them for any purpose not connected with this Contract.

15.2 Termination of the Contract shall not affect any rights, remedies, obligations and liabilities of the parties that have accrued up to the date of termination, including the right to claim damages in respect of any breach of the Contract which existed at or before the date of termination.

15.3 Any provision of the Contract that expressly or by implication is intended to have effect after termination shall continue in full force and effect.

16. FORCE MAJEURE

16.1 Neither party shall be in breach of the Contract nor liable for delay in performing or failure to perform, any of its obligations under the Contract if such delay or failure results from events, circumstances or causes beyond its or, in the case of the Supplier, its own suppliers’ reasonable control. These include: (a) natural disasters or “acts of God,” such as lightening, tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, floods and earthquakes; (b) manmade disasters, such as plant fires or floods; (c) war and civil issues, such as riots, civil unrest, acts of terrorism; (d) labour disputes or strikes; (e) government embargoes or other government actions affecting the supply chain; and (f) power outages or transportation issues.

16.2 Clause 16.1 above shall not apply in respect of any failure or delay by the Customer to make any payment to the Supplier that falls due under the Contract.

17. GENERAL

17.1 Assignment and other dealings

(a) The Supplier shall not at any time assign, mortgage, charge, subcontract, delegate, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with any or all of its rights and obligations under the Contract.

(b) The Customer shall not assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with any of its rights and obligations under the Contract without the prior written consent of the Supplier which shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed.

17.2 Notices

(a) Any notice or other communication given to a party under or in connection with the Contract shall be in writing and shall be delivered by hand or by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service at its registered office (if a company) or its principal place of business (in any other case); or sent by fax to its main fax number or sent by email to the address specified in the Order.

(b) Any notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been received: if delivered by hand, on signature of a delivery receipt or at the time the notice is left at the proper address; if sent by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting or at the time recorded by the delivery service; or, if sent by fax or email, at 9.00 am on the next Business Day after transmission.

(c) This clause does not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action or, where applicable, any other method of dispute resolution.

17.3 Severance. If any provision or part-provision of the Contract is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If such modification is not possible, the relevant provision or part-provision shall be deemed deleted. Any modification to or deletion of a provision or part-provision under this clause shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of the Contract.

17.4 Waiver. A waiver of any right or remedy under the Contract or by law is only effective if given in writing and shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach or default. A failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict any further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.

17.5 No partnership or agency. Nothing in the Contract is intended to, or shall be deemed to, establish any partnership or joint venture between the parties, constitute either party the agent of the other, or authorise either party to make or enter into any commitments for or on behalf of the other party.

17.6 Entire agreement.

(a) The Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.

(b) Each party acknowledges that in entering into the Contract it does not rely on, and shall have no remedies in respect of any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in the Contract. Each party agrees that it shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligent misrepresentation based on any statement in the Contract.

(c) Nothing in this clause shall limit or exclude any liability for fraud.

17.7 Third parties’ rights. The Contract does not give rise to any rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of the Contract.

17.8 Variation. Except as set out in these Conditions no variation of the Contract shall be effective unless it is agreed in writing and signed by the parties (or their authorised representatives).

17.9 Governing law. The Contract and any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

17.10 Jurisdiction. Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with the Contract or its subject matter or formation.

17.11 Execution. Both parties agree that the signing of the Order electronically shall be as valid as if signed in manuscript.