Terms & Conditions
Please read our Terms and Conditions before using our website or engaging with our services. By accessing our website or using our services, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
1. Use of Website and Services
1.1 Our website is intended for informational and promotional purposes. Any unauthorised use or modification of our website’s content is strictly prohibited. When engaging with our services, you agree to provide accurate and up-to-date information.
1.2 You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account details.
1.3 In these Conditions references to any statute or statutory provision shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be construed as a reference to that statute or statutory provision as from time to time amended, consolidated, modified, extended, re-enacted or replaced.
2. Application of terms
2.1 These Conditions and any applicable Special Conditions are the only conditions upon which the Company is prepared to deal with the Customer and they shall govern all Agreements between the parties to the entire exclusion of all other terms or conditions.
2.2 Each Order for Services shall be deemed to be an offer by the Customer to acquire Services subject to these Conditions and any applicable Special Conditions and no Order shall be deemed to be accepted until the Company accepts the offer either: (a) expressly by giving notice of acceptance in the form of an acknowledgement of order or similar document; or (b) impliedly by commencing provision of the Services.
2.3 No terms or conditions endorsed upon, delivered with or contained in the Customer’s purchase order, confirmation of order, specification or other document will form part of the Agreement and the Customer waives any right which it otherwise might have to rely on such terms and conditions.
2.4 Any Quotation is valid for a period of 5 days only from its date. For the avoidance of doubt, a Quotation does not constitute an offer capable of acceptance by the Customer and Agreements may only come into existence in accordance with Condition 2.2.
3. Supply of services
3.1 The Company shall perform the Services with reasonable care and skill and, so far as is reasonably possible, in accordance with any timescales set out in the Quotation. However, time for the performance of the Services is not of the essence of the Agreement.
3.2 The Customer shall at its own expense supply the Company with all Materials relating to the Services, within sufficient time to enable the Company to provide the Services in accordance with any timescales set out in the Quotation.
3.3 The Customer shall at its own expense retain duplicate copies of all Materials. The Company shall have no liability for any loss or damage to the Materials in its possession, however caused.
3.4 The Company may at any time without notifying the Customer make any changes to the Services which are necessary to comply with any applicable safety or other statutory requirements, or which do not materially affect the nature or quality of the Services.
3.5 The Company shall make every effort to complete service(s) by the date specified but shall not be responsible for delays in completion caused by events beyond the Company’s control
4. Proof Stage
4.1 If an Agreement involves the creation of one or more Deliverables then the Company shall produce a proof of such Deliverables (the “Proof”) for approval by the Customer. If, following the Proof being made available, the Customer wishes to reject or make changes to the Proof, it shall do so in writing within the timescales specified by the Company together with its comments on the Proof. If the Customer fails to notify the Company of its rejection of the Proof or to put forward changes within the time scales specified, the Customer shall be deemed to have approved the Proof.
4.2 If the Customer rejects or makes changes to the Proof in accordance with Condition 4.1, the Company shall then revise the Proof in accordance with the Customer’s request on one occasion and resubmit it for approval.
4.3 If the Customer does not approve the revised Proof in accordance with Condition 4.2: 4.3.1 either party may terminate the Agreement immediately by notice in writing to the other party in which case (save as may be provided in the Quotation) the parties shall have no further obligations to each other; or 4.3.2 the Customer may ask the Company to carry out further work on the Proof, in which case the parties shall negotiate in good faith a mutually acceptable payment to the Company to cover this extra work.
4.4 Upon acceptance by the Customer of the Proof in accordance with this Condition 4, the Company shall commence commercial production of the Deliverable in accordance with the Quotation. The Company shall not be responsible for any errors or omissions in relation to such Deliverable that would have been noticed had the Customer complied with its obligations.
5.1 The Customer shall pay the Company’s charges (together with any applicable Value Added Tax, and without any set-off or other deduction) within 30 days of the date of the Company’s invoice. Time for payment shall be of the essence of the Agreement.
5.2 Unless provided otherwise in the Quotation, all charges quoted to the Customer for the provision of the Services are exclusive of any Value Added Tax and postage/delivery costs, for which the Customer shall be additionally liable at the applicable rate from time to time.
5.3 The Company shall invoice the Customer following the end of each month in which the Services are provided, or at other times agreed with the Customer.
5.4 If payment is not made on the due date, the Company shall be entitled, without limiting any other rights it may have: 5.4.1 to charge interest on the outstanding amount (both before and after any judgment) at the rate of 5% per annum above the base rate from time to time of Abbey bank plc from the due date until the outstanding amount is paid in full; 5.4.2 to rescind any agreement as to credit and require payment against invoice; and/or 5.4.3 to suspend or terminate the Agreement and/or further performance of the Services.
5.5 If the Company delivers to the Customer a quantity of Deliverables of up to 5% more or less than the quantity set out in the Order, the Customer shall not be entitled to object to or reject the Deliverables or any of them by reason of the surplus or shortfall and shall pay (or be refunded as appropriate) for such Deliverables at the pro rata rate.
6. Limitation of liability
6.1 The following provisions of this Condition 6 set out the entire financial liability of the Company (including any liability for the acts or omissions of its employees, agents and sub-contractors) to the Customer in respect of: 6.1.1 any breach of these Conditions; and 6.1.2 any representation, statement or tortious act or omission including negligence arising under or in connection with the Agreement.
6.2 All warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Agreement.
6.3 Nothing in these Conditions excludes or limits the liability of the Company for death or personal injury caused by the Company’s negligence or for fraudulent misrepresentation. (The Customer’s attention is drawn to the provisions of Condition 6.4 below)
6.4 Subject to Conditions 6.2 and 6.3: 6.4.1 the Company’s total liability in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation or otherwise, arising in connection with the performance or contemplated performance of an Agreement shall be limited to the lesser of £1,000 and the value of the Agreement; and 6.4.2 the Company shall not be liable to the Customer for any indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damage (whether for loss of profit, loss of business, depletion of goodwill or otherwise), costs, expenses or other claims for consequential compensation whatsoever (howsoever caused) which arise out of or in connection with the Agreement, the use of our website or services.
7. Intellectual property rights
7.1 All content on our website, including but not limited to text, graphics, images, logos, and trademarks, are the property of Alignian. Unauthorised use, reproduction, or distribution of this content is strictly prohibited.
7.2 Subject to receipt of payment in full by the Company of its charges in respect of the Services, the Company agrees to assign to the Customer all Intellectual Property Rights in any Deliverables, save that such assignment shall not apply to the following rights which shall remain with the Company at all times, subject to a non-exclusive, non-transferable licence in favour of the Customer to use for the Customer’s own internal business purposes; 7.2.1 pre-existing and other proprietary materials belonging to the Company, including (but not limited to) Intellectual Property Rights in all works previously developed by the Company; 7.2.2 any generic skills, know-how, techniques and background experience developed by the Company in the course of providing the Services.
7.3 In the event that new inventions, designs or processes evolve in performance of or as a result of the Agreement, the Customer acknowledges that they shall be the property of the Company unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Company.
7.4 The Customer warrants that the Materials are accurate and correct and will not contain any misleading, defamatory, libellous, slanderous, fraudulent, abusive, obscene, profane, threatening, racially offensive or otherwise illegal material.
7.5 The Customer shall indemnify the Company against all claims, damages, losses and expenses which the Company may incur as a result of any action or claim that the Materials or any work done in accordance with the Customer’s instructions infringes the Intellectual Property Rights of a third party and in respect of matters arising under Condition 7.4.
8.1 Each party (the “Recipient”) shall keep in strict confidence all technical or commercial know-how, specifications, inventions, processes or initiatives which are of a confidential nature and have been disclosed to it by the other party or its agents and any other confidential information concerning its business.
8.2 The Recipient shall restrict disclosure of such confidential material to such of its employees, agents or sub-contractors as need to know the same for the purpose of discharging its obligations under the Agreement and shall ensure that such employees, agents or sub-contractors are subject to like obligations of confidentiality.
8.3 The provisions of this Condition 8 shall not apply to any information, which is or becomes part of the public domain through no direct or indirect act or default of the parties.
9. Data Protection
9.1 In this Condition 9: 9.1.1 “DPA” means the Data Protection Act 1998 as amended, extended or re-enacted from time to time and including any subordinate provision made under the DPA; and 9.1.2 the terms “Personal Data”, “Data Controller”, “Data Processor” and “Process” shall have the meanings given to them in the DPA.
9.2 To the extent the Company Processes any Personal Data as part of performing its obligations under this Agreement (“Data”): 9.2.1 the Customer acknowledges that it is the Data Controller of the Data, and that the Company is acting on the Customer’s behalf as a Data Processor of the Data; 9.2.2 the Company: (a) take such measures in respect of the security of the Data as can reasonably be expected of a company offering services the same as or similar to the Services, and (b) will Process that Data only in accordance with the instructions of the Customer (and Processing necessary to comply with this Agreement shall be deemed to be an instruction).
9.3 The Company acknowledges that the Company may transfer the Data outside the European Economic Area and hereby consents to such transfer.
9.4 The Customer will obtain and maintain all appropriate notifications and consents under the DPA in order to allow the Company to Process the Data that it is required to Process as part of performing its obligations under this Agreement without such Processing contravening the DPA.
10. Non-Solicitation of staff
10.1 The Customer shall not without the prior written consent of the Company at any time during the term of the Agreement or for the period of one year after its termination, solicit or entice away from the Company or employ or attempt to employ any person who is, or has been, engaged as an employee or sub-contractor of the Company in the provision of the Services.
11.1 The Customer shall not be entitled to assign the Agreement or any part of it without the prior written consent of the Company.
11.2 The Company may assign the Agreement or any part of it to any person, firm or company.
12. Force Majeure
12.1 The Company reserves the right to defer the date of delivery or payment or to cancel the Agreement or reduce the Services ordered if it is prevented from or delayed in the carrying on of its business due to circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the Company including, without limitation, acts of God, governmental actions, war or national emergency, riot, civil commotion, fire, explosion, flood, natural disasters, epidemic, lock-outs, strikes or other labour disputes (whether or not relating to either party’s workforce), power outages, failure of third party internet connectivity, restraints or delays affecting carriers and inability or delay in obtaining supplies of adequate quantities of suitable materials provided that, if the event in question continues for a continuous period in excess of 60 days, the Company shall be entitled by notice in writing to the Customer to terminate the Agreement immediately.
13.1 All communications between the parties about this Agreement must be in writing and delivered by hand, email or sent by pre-paid first class post or sent by facsimile transmission: 13.1.1 (in case of communications to the Company) to 13 Longstone Avenue NW10 3UL or such changed address as shall be notified to the Customer by the Company; or 13.1.2 (in the case of the communications to the Customer) to the registered office of the Customer to any address of the Customer set out in any document which forms part of this Agreement or such other address as shall be notified to the Company by the Customer.
13.2 Communications shall be deemed to have been received: 13.2.1 if sent by pre-paid first class post, 2 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and bank and public holidays within the UK) after posting (exclusive of the day of posting); 13.2.2 if delivered by hand, on the day of delivery; 13.2.3 if sent by email or facsimile transmission on a working day prior to 16:00, at the time of transmission and otherwise on the next working day.
14.1 Each right or remedy of the Company under the Agreement is without prejudice to any other right or remedy of the Company whether under the Agreement or not.
14.2 If any provision of the Agreement is found by any court, tribunal or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be wholly or partly illegal, invalid, void, voidable, unenforceable or unreasonable it shall, to the extent of such illegality, invalidity, voidness, voidability, unenforceability or unreasonableness, be deemed severable and the remaining provisions of the Agreement and the remainder of such provision shall continue in full force and effect.
14.3 Failure or delay by the Company in enforcing or partially enforcing any provision of the Agreement will not be construed as a waiver of any of its rights under the Agreement.
14.4 Any waiver by the Company of any breach of, or any default under, any provision of the Agreement by the Customer will not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach or default and will in no way affect the other terms of the Agreement.
14.5 The parties to this Agreement do not intend that any term of this Agreement will be enforceable by virtue of the Agreements (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 by any person that is not a party to it.
14.6 The formation, existence, construction, performance, validity and all aspects of the Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United Kingdom and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
14.7 We reserve the right to terminate or suspend services if there is a violation of these Terms and Conditions.
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