Concerning Our Products and Services
THIS AGREEMENT is made on the day of purchase between AUTOMATED MARKETING SYSTEMS (“the Supplier") and any company, organisation or individual purchasing a product or service (“the Customer").
Last updated 18th May 2008
1.1 In these terms and conditions the following words and expressions shall have the following meanings:
1.1.1 “Downtime" means any service interruption in the availability to visitors of the Web site;
1.1.2 “Intellectual Property Rights" means patents, trade marks, design rights, applications for any of the foregoing, copyright, topography rights, database rights, rights in know-how, trade or business names and other similar rights or obligations, whether registrable or not in any country;
1.1.3 “IP address" stands for internet protocol address which is the numeric address for the server;
1.1.4 “ISP" stands for internet service provider;
1.1.5 “Server" means the computer server equipment operated by the Supplier in connection with the provision of the Services;
1.1.6 “the Services" means Web Hosting, e-mail and any other services or facilities provided by the Supplier and described on the Supplier’s Web site;
1.1.7 “the Charges" means the fees payable by the Customer to the Supplier for the Services;
1.1.8 “Spam" means sending unsolicited e-mail sent to large numbers of people to promote products or services;
1.1.9 “Virus" means a computer programme that copies itself or is copied to other storage media, including without limitation magnetic tape cassettes, memory chips, electronic cartridges, optical discs and magnetic discs, and destroys, alters or corrupts data, causes damage to the user’s files or creates a nuisance or annoyance to the user and includes without limitation computer programs commonly referred to as “worms" or “trojan horses";
1.1.10 “Visitor" means a third party who has accessed the Web site;
1.1.11 “the Web site" means a collection of interconnected Web Pages that collectively represent the Customer on the World Wide Web.
1.2 Words denoting the singular shall include the plural and vice versa and words denoting any gender shall include all genders.
1.3 The headings of the paragraphs of this Agreement are inserted for convenience of reference only and are not intended to be part of or to affect the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement.
2.1 The Customer wishes to provide the Supplier with data that will be hosted on the Supplier’s servers and made accessible via the Internet.
2.2 The Supplier provides Web Hosting services and has agreed to host the Customer’s data upon the following terms and conditions.
3.1 The Supplier shall provide to the Customer the Services subject to the following terms and conditions.
3.2 The Customer shall deliver to the Supplier the Web site and the software used in the Web site which is owned by the Customer, or licensed to him by a third party or the Supplier (“the Customer Software"), in a format specified by the Supplier.
4 CHARGES, PAYMENT AND REFUNDS
4.1 The Customer shall pay the Charges for the Services, monthly in advance, in accordance with the prices specified on the Supplier’s Web site, and will receive notification of billing monthly, by e-mail, on the date of the initial purchase. Where a Customer purchases on the last day of a 31-day month, for shorter months, the billing date will become the last day of the month.
4.2 The Charges are exclusive of VAT, which if payable shall be paid by the Customer, together with any other fees or taxes levied by Government.
4.3 The Customer shall be given 30 days notice, in writing, of any increases to the Charges or amendment of the Services.
4.4 As per EU regulations, a “cooling off" period of seven days is permitted on all purchases from the Supplier’s Web site following the activation of the Customer’s account. If the Customer is not entirely satisfied with the Services for any reason within this period, the Supplier will refund the full amount of the purchase. Cancellation requests must be in writing.
4.5 The Supplier shall be entitled to suspend access to the Services in respect of late payment of any sum due under this Agreement. Access to the Services will be suspended automatically ten days from the due date if the Customer fails to correct fees due to the Supplier. Any such suspension or termination will not relieve the Customer from paying any outstanding fees. The Customer will be responsible for any costs associated with collecting such fees, including, without limitation, legal costs, lawyers’ fees, court costs, collection agency fees, and the Supplier’s administration or re-activation costs. Specifically, the Supplier reserves the right to charge an administration fee for the collection of unpaid amounts at the rate of 2% of the total of the unpaid balance for each month the overdue amount remains unpaid, and a one-off fee of £25.00 to cover the re-activation of the Customer’s suspended account, as permitted by law.
4.6 The Customer may cancel the account, in writing, at any time and the account will be closed, by the Supplier, on the last day of the current payment period.
5 IP ADDRESSES
5.1 The Supplier shall maintain control and ownership of the IP address that is assigned to the Customer as part of the Services and reserves the right in its sole discretion to change or remove any and all IP addresses.
5.2 Where the Supplier changes or removes any IP address it shall use its reasonable endeavours to avoid any disruption to the Customer.
6 SOFTWARE LICENCE AND RIGHTS
6.1 If the Customer requires use of software owned by or licensed to the Supplier (“the Supplier Software") in order to use the Services, the Supplier grants to the Customer and its employees, agents and third party consultants and contractors, a royalty-free, world-wide, non-transferable, non-exclusive licence to use the Supplier Software in object code form only, in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, this Agreement does not transfer or grant to the Customer any right, title, interest or Intellectual Property Rights in the Supplier Software.
6.2 In relation to the Supplier’s obligations under this Agreement in connection with the provision of the Services, the Customer grants to the Supplier a royalty-free, world-wide, non-exclusive licence to use the Customer Software and all text, graphics, logos, photographs, images, moving images, sound, illustrations and other material and related documentation featured, displayed or used in or in relation to the Web site (“the Content"). For the avoidance of doubt, this Agreement does not transfer or grant to the Supplier any right, title, interest or Intellectual Property Rights in the Customer Software or the Content.
6.3 The Customer undertakes that he will not himself or through any third party, sell, lease, license or sublicense the Supplier Software. If the Customer is permitted under this Agreement or by law to make any copies of the Supplier Software, the Customer must reproduce all proprietary notices of the Supplier, if any, on the copies.
6.4 The Supplier may make such copies of the Content as may be necessary to perform its obligations under this Agreement, including back up copies of the Content. Upon termination or expiration of this Agreement, the Supplier shall destroy or deliver to the Customer all such copies of the Content and other materials provided by the Customer as and when requested by the Customer.
7 SERVICE LEVELS
The Supplier shall use its reasonable endeavours to make the server and the Services available to the Customer all that is reasonably possible but because the Services are provided by means of computer and telecommunications systems, the Supplier makes no warranties or representations that the Service will be uninterrupted or error-free and the Supplier shall not, in any event, be liable for interruptions of Service or Downtime of the server.
8 ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
8.1 The Web site and use of the Services may be used for lawful purposes only and the Customer may not submit, publish or display any content that breaches any law, statute or regulation. In particular the Customer agrees not to:
8.1.1 use the Services or the Web site in any way to send unsolicited commercial e-mail or Spam, or any similar abuse of the Services;
8.1.2 send e-mail or any type of electronic message with the intention or result of affecting the performance of any computer facilities;
8.1.3 publish, post, distribute or disseminate defamatory, obscene, indecent or other unlawful material or information, or any material or information which infringes any intellectual property rights, via the Services or on the Web site;
8.1.4 threaten, abuse, disrupt or otherwise violate the rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
8.1.5 engage in illegal or unlawful activities through the Services or via the Web site;
8.1.6 make available or upload files to the Web site or to the Services that the Customer knows contain a Virus or corrupt data; or
8.1.7 obtain or attempt to obtain access, through whatever means, to areas of the Supplier’s network or the Services which are identified as restricted or confidential.
8.2 The Customer has full responsibility for the content of the Web site. For the avoidance of doubt, the Supplier is not obliged to monitor, and will have no liability for, the content of any communications transmitted by virtue of the Services.
8.3 If the Customer fails to comply with the Acceptable Use Policy outlined in Clause 8.1 the Supplier shall be entitled to withdraw the Services and terminate the Customer’s account.
9 ALTERATIONS AND UPDATES
All alterations and updates to the Web site shall be made by the Customer using the online account management facility. The Customer will be issued with a user name and password in order to access the account. The Customer must take all reasonable steps to maintain the confidentiality of this user name and password. If the Customer reasonably believes that this information has become known to any unauthorised person, the Customer agrees to immediately inform the Supplier and the password will be changed.
10.1 The Supplier warrants that the Supplier Software will operate in substantial conformity with the electronic materials provided to the Customer by the Supplier in relation to the Supplier Software (“the Software Documentation"). The Supplier warrants that the Supplier Software will only so operate if used strictly within the limitations set out in the Software Documentation. Except as specifically set forth in this paragraph, the Supplier Software is provided “as is" and with no warranties, express or implied, and, to the full extent permitted by law, the Supplier specifically disclaims all other warranties, implied, statutory, or based on custom or usage, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
10.2 The Customer warrants and represents to the Supplier that the Supplier’s use of the Content or the Customer Software in accordance with this Agreement will not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of any third party and that the Customer has the authority to license the Content and the Customer Software to the Supplier as set out in Clause 6.2.
10.3 All conditions, terms, representations and warranties that are not expressly stated in this Agreement, whether oral or in writing or whether imposed by statute or operation of law or otherwise, including, without limitation, the implied warranty of satisfactory quality and fitness for a particular purpose are hereby excluded. In particular and without prejudice to that generality, the Supplier shall not be liable to the Customer as a result of any viruses introduced or passed on to the Customer.
The Customer agrees to indemnify and hold the Supplier and its employees and agents harmless from and against all liabilities, legal fees, damages, losses, costs and other expenses in relation to any claims or actions brought against the Supplier arising out of any breach by the Customer of the terms of this Agreement or other liabilities arising out of or relating to the Web site.
12 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
12.1 Nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude or limit the Supplier’s liability for death or personal injury resulting from the Supplier’s negligence or that of its employees, agents or sub-contractors.
12.2 The entire liability of the Supplier to the Customer in respect of any claim whatsoever or breach of this Agreement, whether or not arising out of negligence, shall be limited to the charges paid for the Services under this Agreement in respect of which the breach has arisen, as legally permitted.
12.3 In no event shall the Supplier be liable to the Customer for any loss of business, loss of opportunity or loss of profits or for any other indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever. This shall apply even where such a loss was reasonably foreseeable or the Supplier had been made aware of the possibility of the Customer incurring such a loss, as legally permitted.
13 TERM AND TERMINATION
13.1 This Agreement will become effective on the date the Customer purchases the Services and shall continue for a period of not less than three months and thereafter shall continue until terminated by either party by giving at least a month’s notice in writing of its intention to terminate the Agreement, with no termination earlier than the initial period.
13.2 The Supplier shall have the right to terminate this Agreement with immediate effect by notice in writing to the Customer if the Customer fails to make any payment when it becomes due.
13.3 Either party may terminate this Agreement forthwith by notice in writing to the other if:
13.3.1 the other party commits a material breach of this Agreement and, in the case of a breach capable of being remedied, fails to remedy it within a reasonable time of being given written notice from the other party to do so; or
13.3.2 the other party commits a material breach of this Agreement which cannot be remedied under any circumstances; or
13.3.3 the other party passes a resolution for winding up (other than for the purpose of solvent amalgamation or reconstruction), or a court of competent jurisdiction makes an order to that effect; or
13.3.4 the other party ceases to carry on its business or substantially the whole of its business; or
13.3.5 the other party is declared insolvent, or convenes a meeting of or makes or proposes to make any arrangement or composition with its creditors; or a liquidator, receiver, administrative receiver, manager, trustee or similar officer is appointed over any of its assets.
13.4 Any rights to terminate this Agreement shall be without prejudice to any other accrued rights and liabilities of the parties arising in any way out of this Agreement as at the date of termination.
14.1 The Supplier may assign or otherwise transfer this Agreement at any time.
14.2 The Customer may not assign or otherwise transfer this Agreement or any part of it without the Supplier’s prior written consent.
15 FORCE MAJEURE
Neither party shall be liable for any delay or failure to perform any of its obligations if the delay or failure results from events or circumstances outside its reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, strikes, lock outs, accidents, war, fire, the act or omission of government, highway authorities or any telecommunications carrier, operator or administration or other competent authority, the act or omission of any Internet Service Provider, or the delay or failure in manufacture, production, or supply by third parties of equipment or services, and the party shall be entitled to a reasonable extension of its obligations after notifying the other party of the nature and extent of such events.
If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any Court of competent jurisdiction such provision shall be severed and the remainder of the provisions hereof shall continue in full force and effect as if this Agreement had been agreed with the invalid illegal or unenforceable provision eliminated.
Any notice to be given by either party to the other may be sent by either e-mail, fax or recorded delivery to the address of the other party as appearing in this Agreement or such other address as such party may from time to time have communicated to the other in writing, and if sent by e-mail shall, unless the contrary is proved, be deemed to be received on the day it was sent, or if sent by fax shall be deemed to be served on receipt of an error free transmission report, or if sent by recorded delivery shall be deemed to be served two days following the date of posting.
18 ENTIRE AGREEMENT
This Agreement contains the entire Agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter and supersedes any previous agreements, arrangements, undertakings or proposals, oral or written. The Supplier may occasionally update this Agreement and will revise accordingly the “last updated" date at the top of the Agreement statement.
19 GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.