TRANSACTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. THESE TERMS
1.1 What these terms cover. These are the terms and conditions on which we supply products to you, whether these are goods, services or digital content.
1.2 Why you should read them. Please read these terms carefully before you submit your order to us. These terms tell you who we are, how we will provide products to you, how you and we may change or end the contract, what to do if there is a problem and other important information. If you think that there is a mistake in these terms, please contact us using the contact details provided below to discuss.
1.3 Are you a business customer or a consumer? In some areas you will have different rights under these terms depending on whether you are a business or consumer. You are a consumer if:
1.3.1 You are an individual.
1.3.2 You are buying products from us wholly or mainly for your personal use (not for use in connection with your trade, business, craft or profession).
1.4 If you are a business customer this is our entire agreement with you. If you are a business customer these terms constitute the entire agreement between us in relation to your purchase. You acknowledge that you have not relied on any statement, promise, representation, assurance or warranty made or given by or on behalf of us which is not set out in these terms and that you shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation based on any statement in these terms.
2. INFORMATION ABOUT US AND HOW TO CONTACT US
2.1 Who we are. I am Lucy Leonard, a sole trader established in England and Wales and my registered business address is in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom.
2.2 How to contact us. You can contact us writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2.3 How we may contact you. If we have to contact you we will do so by writing to you at the email address you provided to us in your order.
3. OUR CONTRACT WITH YOU
3.1 How we will accept your order. Our acceptance of your order will take place when we email you to accept it, at which point a contract will come into existence between you and us.
3.2 If we cannot accept your order. If we are unable to accept your order, we will inform you of this in writing and will not charge you for the product. This might be because of unexpected limits on our resources which we could not reasonably plan for, because we have identified an error in the price or description of the product or service, or because we are unable to meet a delivery deadline.
3.3 Your order number. We will assign an order number to your order and tell you what it is when we accept your order. It will help us if you can tell us the order number whenever you contact us about your order.
4. OUR RIGHTS TO MAKE CHANGES
4.1 Minor changes to the products or services. We may change the product or service:
4.1.1 to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements; and
to implement minor technical adjustments and improvements, for example to address a security threat. These changes will not affect your use of the product or service.
4.1.2 Updates to digital content. We may update or require you to update digital content, provided that the digital content shall always match the description of it that we provided to you before you bought it.
5. PROVIDING THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES
5.1 When we will provide the products or services. During the order process we will let you know when we will provide the products or services to you. If the products or services are ongoing services or subscriptions, we will also tell you during the order process when and how you can end the contract.
5.1.1 If the products are one-off services. We will begin the services on the date set out in the order. The estimated completion date for the services is as told to you during the order process.
5.1.2 If the product is a one-off purchase of digital content. We will make the digital content available for download by you on the date agreed at purchase.
5.1.3 If the products are ongoing services or a subscription to receive goods or digital content. We will supply the services, goods or digital content to you until either the services are completed or the subscription expires (if applicable) or you end the contract or we end the contract by written notice to you.
5.2 We are not responsible for delays outside our control. If our supply of the products or services is delayed by an event outside our control then we will contact you as soon as possible to let you know and we will take steps to minimise the effect of the delay. Provided we do this we will not be liable for delays caused by the event, but if there is a risk of substantial delay you may contact us to end the contract and receive a refund for any products you have paid for but not received.
5.3 What will happen if you do not give required information to us. We may need certain information from you so that we can supply the products or services to you. If so, this will have been stated in the description of the products on our website. We will contact you in writing to ask for this information. If you do not give us this information within a reasonable time of us asking for it, or if you give us incomplete or incorrect information, we may either end the contract or make an additional charge of a reasonable sum to compensate us for any extra work that is required as a result. We will not be responsible for supplying the products or services late or not supplying any part of them if this is caused by you not giving us the information we need within a reasonable time of us asking for it.
5.4 Reasons we may suspend the supply of products to you. We may have to suspend the supply of a product to:
5.4.1 deal with technical problems or make minor technical changes; or
5.4.2 update the product or service to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements.
5.5 Your rights if we suspend the supply of products or services. We will contact you in advance to tell you we will be suspending supply of the product or service, unless the problem is urgent or an emergency. If we have to suspend the product for longer than four (4) weeks in any three (3) month period we will adjust the price so that you do not pay for products or services whilst they are suspended. You may contact us to end the contract for a product or service if we suspend it, or tell you we are going to suspend it, in each case for a period of more than four (4) weeks and we will refund any sums you have paid in advance for the product or service in respect of the period after you end the contract.
5.6 We may also suspend supply of the products or services if you do not pay. If you do not pay us for the products or services when you are supposed to and you still do not make payment within seven (7) days of us reminding you that payment is due, we may suspend supply of the products or services until you have paid us the outstanding amounts. We will contact you to tell you we are suspending supply of the products or services. We will not suspend the products or services where you dispute the unpaid invoice. We will not charge you for the products or services during the period for which they are suspended. As well as suspending the products we can also charge you interest on your overdue payments.
6. YOUR RIGHTS TO END THE CONTRACT
6.1 You can always end your contract with us. Your rights when you end the contract will depend on what you have bought, whether there is anything wrong with it, how we are performing, when you decide to end the contract and whether you are a consumer or business customer.
6.2 Ending the contract because of something we have done or are going to do. If you are ending a contract for a reason set out at sub-clauses 6.2.1 to 6.2.5 below the contract will end immediately and we will refund you in full for any products which have not been provided and you may also be entitled to compensation. The reasons are:
6.2.1 we have told you about an upcoming change to the product or these terms which you do not agree to;
6.2.2 we have told you about an error in the price or description of the product you have ordered and you do not wish to proceed;
6.2.3 there is a risk that supply of the products may be significantly delayed because of events outside our control;
6.2.4 we have suspended supply of the products for technical reasons, or notify you if we are going to suspend them for technical reasons, in each case for a period of more than four (4); or
6.2.5 you have a legal right to end the contract because of something we have done wrong.
6.3 Exercising your right to change your mind if you are a consumer (Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013). If you are a consumer then for most products bought online you have a legal right to change your mind within 14 days and receive a refund. These rights, under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013, are explained in more detail in these terms.
6.4 When consumers do not have a right to change their minds. Your right as a consumer to change your mind does not apply in respect of:
6.4.1 digital products after you have started to download or stream these; and
6.4.2 services, once these have been completed, even if the cancellation period is still running.
6.5 How long do consumers have to change their minds? If you are a consumer how long you have to change your mind depends on what you have ordered and how it is delivered.
6.5.1 Have you bought service? If so, you have 14 days after the day we email you to confirm we accept your order. However, once we have completed the services you cannot change your mind, even if the period is still running. If you cancel after we have started the services, you must pay us for the services provided up until the time you tell us that you have changed your mind.
6.5.2 Have you bought digital content for download or streaming? If so, you have 14 days after the day we email you to confirm we accept your order, or, if earlier, until you start downloading or streaming. If we delivered the digital content to you immediately, and you agreed to this when ordering, you will not have a right to change your mind.
7. HOW TO END THE CONTRACT WITH US (INCLUDING IF YOU ARE A CONSUMER WHO HAS CHANGED THEIR MIND)
7.1 Tell us you want to end the contract. To end the contract with us, please let us know by emailing us at the contact details above. Please provide your name, email address, and details of the order.
7.2 How we will refund you. If you are entitled to a refund under these terms we will refund you the price you paid for the products, by the method you used for payment. However, we may make deductions from the price, as described below.
7.3 When we may make deduction from refunds if you are a consumer exercising your right to change your mind. If you are exercising your right to change your mind, we may deduct from any refund an amount for the supply of the service for the period for which it was supplied, ending with the time when you told us you had changed your mind. The amount will be in proportion to what has been supplied, in comparison with the full coverage of the contract.
7.4 When your refund will be made. We will make any refunds due to you within 14 days of your telling us you have changed your mind.
8. OUR RIGHTS TO END THE CONTRACT
8.1 We may end the contract if you break it. We may end the contract for a product at any time by writing to you if:
8.1.1 you do not make any payment to us when it is due and you still do not make payment within seven (7) days of us reminding you that payment is due; or
8.1.2 you do not, within a reasonable time of us asking for it, provide us with information that is necessary for us to provide the products or services.
8.2 You may have to compensate us if you break the contract. If we end the contract in the situations set out in clause 8.1 we will refund any money you have paid in advance for products or services we have not provided but we may deduct or charge you reasonable compensation for the net costs we will incur as a result of your breaking the contract.
9. IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE PRODUCT
How to tell us about problems. If you have any questions or complaints about the product, please contact us by emailing us at the contact details above.
10. PRICE AND PAYMENT
10.1 Where to find the price for the product. The price of the product (which includes VAT) will be the price indicated on the order pages when you placed your order. We take all reasonable care to ensure that the price of the product advised to you is correct.
10.2 We will pass on changes in the rate of VAT. If the rate of VAT changes between your order date and the date we supply the product, we will adjust the rate of VAT that you pay, unless you have already paid for the product in full before the change in the rate of VAT takes effect.
10.3 What happens if we got the price wrong. It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the products we sell may be incorrectly priced. We will normally check prices before accepting your order so that, where the product’s correct price at your order date is less than our stated price at your order date, we will charge the lower amount. If the product’s correct price at your order date is higher than the price stated to you, we will contact you for your instructions before we accept your order. If we accept and process your order where a pricing error is obvious and unmistakable and could reasonably have been recognised by you as a mispricing, we may end the contract, refund you any sums you have paid and end the supply of any products or services provided to you.
10.4 When you must pay and how you must pay. We accept payment with credit and debit cards via PayPal and Stripe. You must pay for all products and services in full before you download, stream or otherwise access the content.
10.5 Our right of set-off if you are a business customer. If you are a business customer you must pay all amounts due to us under these terms in full without any set-off, counterclaim, deduction or withholding (other than any deduction or withholding of tax as required by law).
10.6 We can charge interest if you pay late. If you do not make any payment to us by the due date we may charge interest to you on the overdue amount at the annual rate of five per cent (5%) above the base lending rate of the Bank of England from time to time. This interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until the date of actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. You must pay us interest together with any overdue amount.
10.7 What to do if you think an invoice is wrong. If you think an invoice is wrong please contact us promptly to let us know. You will not have to pay any interest until the dispute is resolved. Once the dispute is resolved we will charge you interest on correctly invoiced sums from the original due date.
11. OUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY YOU IF YOU ARE A CONSUMER
11.1 We are responsible to you for foreseeable loss and damage caused by us. If we fail to comply with these terms, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breaking this contract or our failing to use reasonable care and skill, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if either it is obvious that it will happen or if, at the time the contract was made, both we and you knew it might happen, for example, if you discussed it with us during the sales process.
11.2 We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors; for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; for breach of your legal rights in relation to the products including the right to receive products or services which are: as described and match information we provided to you; of satisfactory quality; fit for any particular purpose made known to us; and supplied with reasonable skill and care.
11.3 When we are liable for damage caused by defective digital content. If defective digital content which we have supplied damages a device or digital content belonging to you and this is caused by our failure to use reasonable care and skill we will either repair the damage or pay you compensation. However, we will not be liable for damage which you could have avoided by following our advice to apply an update offered to you free of charge or for damage which was caused by you failing to correctly follow installation instructions or to have in place the minimum system requirements advised by us.
11.4 We are not liable for business losses. If you are a consumer we only supply the products for you for domestic and private use. If you use the products for any commercial, business or re-sale purpose our liability to you will be limited as set out in clause 12 below.
12. OUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY YOU IF YOU ARE A BUSINESS
12.1 Nothing in these terms shall limit or exclude our liability for:
12.1.1 death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors (as applicable);
12.1.2 fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
12.1.3 breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 or section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982.
12.2 Except to the extent expressly stated in these terms, all terms implied by sections 13 to 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and sections 3 to 5 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 are excluded.
12.3 Subject to clause12.1:
12.3.1 we shall not be liable to you, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss of profit, or any indirect or consequential loss arising under or in connection with any contract between us; and
12.3.2 our total liability to you for all other losses arising under or in connection with any contract between us, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall be limited to the total sums paid by you for products or services under such contract.
13. HOW WE MAY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
14. OTHER IMPORTANT TERMS
14.1 We may transfer this agreement to someone else. We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. We will contact you to let you know if we plan to do this. If you are unhappy with the transfer you may contact us to end the contract within seven (7) days of us telling you about it and we will refund you any payments you have made in advance for products not provided.
14.2 You need our consent to transfer your rights to someone else. You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these terms to another person if we agree to this in writing.
14.3 Nobody else has any rights under this contract.. This contract is between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms. Neither of us will need to get the agreement of any other person in order to end the contract or make any changes to these terms.
14.4 If a court finds part of this contract illegal, the rest will continue in force. Each of the clauses of these terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.
14.5 Even if we delay in enforcing this contract, we can still enforce it later. If we do not insist immediately that you do anything you are required to do under these terms, or if we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breaking this contract, that will not mean that you do not have to do those things and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date. For example, if you miss a payment and we do not chase you but we continue to provide the products, we can still require you to make the payment at a later date.
14.6 Which laws apply to this contract and where you may bring legal proceedings if you are a consumer. These terms are governed by English law and you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in the English courts. If you live in Scotland you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in either the Scottish or the English courts. If you live in Northern Ireland you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in either the Northern Irish or the English courts.
14.7 Which laws apply to this contract and where you may bring legal proceedings if you are a business. If you are a business, any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with a contract between us or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any such dispute or claim.