Terms & Conditions
Terms and Conditions
This is an agreement between:
Will Topping of 42 Weaving Gardens, Nottingham, NG5 3JH, trading as “Simply Enterprises” (“I/We/Us” in this Agreement); and
You ("You" in this Agreement).
These are the terms and conditions referred to in your order ('Order') for Us to supply You with the following services ('Services'):
• Website design, email and hosting services.
They describe the terms on which We will supply the Services to You, and they explain our responsibility to You if We fail to meet these standards.
3.1 The contract is our entire agreement. No previous statements or representations that We have made to You form part of the contract unless they are written into it. This includes samples, drawings, advertising, catalogues and other promotional or descriptive material.
3.2 If We have given You a quotation for the Services, it is only valid for 14 days from its issue date. It is not an offer to supply the Services to You.
3.3 If either of Us needs to give the other a notice under the contract ('Notice'), the Notice must be given properly to be effective. Clause 11.4 explains how to give a proper Notice.
4.1 We will supply the Services to You that are set out in the contract. Any performance dates are estimates, and We are not guaranteeing those timings.
4.2 We can change the Services if necessary to comply with any regulations, or if our changes don't affect the nature and quality of the Services. If We decide to make a change, We will tell You in a Notice.
5.1 You must do the following things:
5.1.1 co-operate with Us so that We can supply the Services properly;
5.1.2 give Us any information, materials, facilities, that We reasonably require;
5.1.3 obtain any licences and permission needed for Us to supply the Services before We start;
5.1.4 keep all our documents and property safe whilst they are at your premises;
5.2 If We can't supply the Services because You have prevented Us (for example by causing delay, or by not doing something You were supposed to do), We can stop supplying the services until You have put the matter right (at your own cost). In this case, You will also pay Us for any costs or losses You have caused Us, and We will not be responsible for any costs or losses caused to You.
6.1 We will charge You a monthly fee for the Services. The first payment is due on signing this Agreement, further payments payable on the 1st of each month following Your approval of the website design.
6.2 In the event that You change your mind We will refund any fees paid prior to Your website being approved by You. Once approved no refunds will be provided and You agree that You will pay the full 12 month contract price.
6.3 You may ask Us to purchase a domain name for your website. We will retain ownership of any domains purchased unless You reimburse Us for the cost, together with any additional costs due under clause 9.3.
6.4 We can increase our rate, but We will not do this more than once every 12 months. We will send You a Notice of the increase. If You disagree with it, You must send Us a Notice within 1 weeks of the date of our Notice. We will then be able to end the contract by giving You 1 weeks' Notice.
6.5 We will add VAT to our invoices where applicable.
6.6 If You fail to pay on time, We may charge You interest in accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 from the due date until You pay Us, and this rate applies before or after any court judgment in our favour on the debt. The interest will be earned daily and You must pay it all with the overdue amount.
6.7 You are not allowed to hold back any payment due to Us as a set-off or credit or counterclaim in relation to money which You think We owe to You unless the law allows it. However, We may set off any amount You owe Us against any amount We owe You.
7.1 We own all intellectual property rights arising from our Services.
7.3 In the event that You supply Us with data or images to use on Your website, You warrant that you have the requisite permissions to use the data or images.
8.1 We each agree to keep the other's confidential information and knowhow confidential, and not to disclose it to anyone else unless they need to know about it to carry out this contract. However, nothing in this Agreement will prevent Us from advertising the fact that we have designed your website or using it for promotional purposes on Our website. This Agreement continues after the rest of the contract has ended.
9.1 If any of the events listed below takes place, or if We think that any of them is likely to happen, We can cancel or suspend our Services or send You a Notice to end the contract straightaway and You must immediately pay Us all sums that You owe Us for Services We have supplied to You. The events are:
9.1.1 You stop, or threaten to stop, paying your debts (this includes your failure to pay Us for the Services on time in the way described in clause 6);
9.1.2 You are unable to pay your debts when they arise, or You are deemed to be unable to pay your debts under the legislation known as the Insolvency Act 1986;
9.1.3 You negotiate with any creditors who You owe money to reschedule your debts to them, or You enter into any arrangement or compromise with your creditors concerning your debts;
9.1.4 a petition is filed, a notice is given, a resolution is passed or an order is made for your company to be wound up (except if that happens as part of You combining with another company whilst You are still solvent), or for your bankruptcy;
9.1.5 one or more of your creditors or someone else You owe money to becomes entitled to appoint an administrative receiver or takes possession of any of your assets, or any other legal action is taken against your assets;
9.1.6 a court application or order is made for the appointment of an administrator over You and your affairs;
9.1.7 You stop carrying on business, or threaten to do so;
9.1.8 You die or lose physical or mental capacity (if You are an individual);
9.1.9 You seriously breach your contract with Us.
9.2 Similarly, if We do any of the things listed in clause 9.1, You can send Us a Notice to end the contract straightaway.
9.3 The agreement shall last for an initial period of 12 months and shall continue on a rolling month by month basis thereafter. Either of Us may terminate by providing no less than 1 months’ notice in writing. In the event that You give notice before the end of the initial 12 month period, or you decline to proceed with our proposed website design the following provisions apply:
9.3.1 In the event that We purchased Your domain, You will pay Us a fee of £75 to transfer the domain to You.
10.1 We will not be responsible to You for any loss of profit or any consequential loss arising from our contract with You, and our total liability to You under the contract will not exceed the sum paid by You to Us under this agreement.
10.2 We will not be responsible for any loss or damage (be it financial or reputational), arising from images or data supplied by You to Us to put on Your website. This includes any breach by You of clause 7.3.
10.2 These Conditions do not limit our responsibility for things that the law says We cannot exclude. These include death, personal injury caused by our negligence, fraud, breach of the terms implied by section 2 of the legislation known as the Sale of Goods and Services Act 1982 (which entitles You to title and quiet possession of your goods) or any other matter that the law says We can't exclude. But otherwise, any warranties or terms which are implied into this contract by any piece of law are excluded.
10.3 Neither of Us will be liable to the other for failure or delay in carrying out this contract and any resulting downtime of Your website(s) which is caused by an event beyond our reasonable control, which We could not have foreseen or which was unavoidable. This includes the failures of Our suppliers, industrial disputes, energy or transport failures, acts of God, war, terrorism, civil unrest, explosions, mechanical breakdown, natural disasters, deliberate damage, or failures of suppliers or sub-contractors to do what they are supposed to.
11.1 We are allowed to assign, transfer, charge or sub-contract our rights and obligations under this contract, but You may not do any of these things unless We have previously agreed in writing that You can.
11.2 Nobody other than We and You may rely on any terms of this contract.
11.3 Changes to the contract are only binding if We agree them in writing, sign them and give You a copy.
11.4 If either of Us wishes to give a notice to the other under the contract, We must give it in writing and either deliver it via email (to our email at firstname.lastname@example.org or your email which you have provided to us), or send it by first class post to the other's registered office (or another address specifically given to the sender for this purpose). Delivery by email will be regarded as complete by 9am on the day after it was sent. Delivery by post will be regarded as completed by 9:00 am on the second day after posting. This arrangement does not apply to the service of any documents in legal proceedings.
11.5 Delay in exercising a right under the contract will not take away that right or any other right.
11.6 The Parties will use their best efforts to negotiate in good faith and settle any dispute that may arise out of or relate to this Agreement or any breach of it.
11.7 If any such dispute cannot be settled amicably through ordinary negotiations between the Parties, or either or both is or are unwilling to engage in this process, either Party may propose to the other in writing that structured negotiations be entered into with the assistance of a fully accredited mediator before resorting to litigation.
11.8 If the Parties are unable to agree upon a mediator, or if the mediator agreed upon is unable or unwilling to act and an alternative mediator cannot be agreed, any party may within 14 days of the date of knowledge of either event apply to LawBite to appoint a mediator under the LawBite Mediation Procedure.
11.9 Within 14 days of the appointment of the mediator (either by mutual agreement of the Parties or by LawBite in accordance with their mediation procedure), the Parties will meet with the mediator to agree the procedure to be adopted for the mediation, unless otherwise agreed between the parties and the mediator.
11.10 All negotiations connected with the relevant dispute(s) will be conducted in confidence and without prejudice to the rights of the Parties in any further proceedings.
11.11 If the Parties agree on a resolution of the dispute at mediation, the agreement shall be reduced to writing and, once signed by the duly authorised representatives of both Parties, shall be final and binding on them.
11.12 If the Parties fail to resolve the dispute(s) within 60 days (or such longer term as may be agreed between the Parties) of the mediator being appointed, or if either Party withdraws from the mediation procedure, then either Party may exercise any right to seek a remedy through arbitration by an arbitrator to be appointed by LawBite under the Rules of the LawBite Arbitration Scheme.
11.13 Any dispute shall not affect the Parties' ongoing obligations under the Agreement.
11.14 The contract is governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales will have the exclusive right to deal with any disputes arising from it.