Terms

Please read these terms and conditions carefully, as they set out our and your legal rights and obligations in relation to the Joined-up Data platform and services.  You will be asked to agree to these terms and conditions before becoming a customer.

These terms and conditions are available in the English language only.

If you have any questions or complaints about our services, please contact us by email to webmaster@joinedupdata.com.

AGREEMENT:

1.         Definitions and interpretation

1.1     In the Agreement:

Affiliate” means an entity that Controls, is Controlled by, or is under common Control with the relevant entity;

Agreement” means the agreement between the Provider and the Customer for the provision of the Platform as a service, incorporating these terms and conditions (including the Schedules), and any amendments to the Agreement from time to time;

Business Day” means any week day, other than a bank or public holiday in England;

Business Hours” means between 09:00 and 17:30 London time on a Business Day;

Charges” means the amounts payable by the Customer to the Provider under or in relation to the Agreement (as set out in Schedule 1);

Control” means the legal power to control (directly or indirectly) the management of an entity (and “Controlled” will be construed accordingly);

Customer” means the customer specified in the Registration Form;

Customer Confidential Information” means any information disclosed (whether disclosed in writing, orally or otherwise) by the Customer to the Provider that is marked as “confidential”, described as “confidential” or should have been understood by the Provider at the time of disclosure to be confidential;

Customer Materials” all works and materials:

(a) uploaded to, stored on, processed using or transmitted via the Platform by or on behalf of the Customer or by any person or application or automated system using the Customer’s account; and

 (b) otherwise provided by the Customer to the Provider in connection with the Agreement;

Defect” means a defect, error or bug having an adverse effect on the appearance, operation or functionality of the Platform

Documentation” means the documentation produced by the Provider and made available on the Platform to the Customer specifying how the Platform should be used;

Effective Date” means the date that the Agreement comes into force as specified in Clause 2;

Force Majeure Event” means an event, or a series of related events, that is outside the reasonable control of the party affected (including failures of or problems with the internet or a part of the internet, hacker attacks, virus or other malicious software attacks or infections, power failures, industrial disputes affecting any third party, changes to the law, disasters, explosions, fires, floods, riots, terrorist attacks and wars);

Intellectual Property Rights” means all intellectual property rights wherever in the world, whether registered or unregistered, including any application or right of application for such rights (and the “intellectual property rights” referred to above include copyright and related rights, database rights, confidential information, trade secrets, know-how, business names, trade names, trade marks, service marks, passing off rights, unfair competition rights, patents, petty patents, utility models, semi-conductor topography rights and rights in designs);

Permitted Purpose” means creating templates and documents from those templates for the Customers use.

Personal Data” has the meaning given to it in the Data Protection Act 1998;

Platform” means the software platform known as Joined-up Data that is owned and operated by the Provider, and that will be made available to the Customer as a service via the internet under the Agreement;

Provider” means Joined-up Solutions Ltd, a company incorporated in England and Wales (registration number 5335754) having its registered office at 73 The Crescent, Earley, Reading, RG6 &NW

Schedule” means a schedule attached to the Agreement;

Services” means all the services provided or to be provided by the Provider to the Customer under the Agreement, including the Support Services;

Registration Form” means the online document made available by the Provider and completed by the Customer during the order process that specifies the identity of the Customer, and other matters relating to the Agreement;

Support Services” means support and maintenance services provided or to be provided by the Provider to the Customer;

Term” means the term of the Agreement; and

Upgrades” means new versions of, and updates to, the Platform, whether for the purpose of fixing an error, bug or other issue in the Platform or enhancing the functionality of the Platform.

 1.2     In the Agreement, a reference to a statute or statutory provision includes a reference to:

 (a)      that statute or statutory provision as modified, consolidated and/or re-enacted from time to time; and

 (b)      any subordinate legislation made under that statute or statutory provision.

1.3     The Clause headings do not affect the interpretation of the Agreement.

1.4     The ejusdem generis rule is not intended to be used in the interpretation of the Agreement.

 

2.         Agreement and Term

2.1     The advertising of the Platform and the Services on the Provider’s website constitutes an “invitation to treat”; and the Customer’s order for the Platform and the Services constitutes a contractual offer.  No contract will come into force between the Provider and the Customer unless and until the Provider accepts the Customer’s order in accordance with the procedure detailed in this Clause 2.

2.2     In order to enter into the Agreement, the Customer must take the following steps:

(i) the Customer must create an account with the Provider’s website by completing the Registration Form, and consent to the terms of this Agreement; (ii) the Customer will then be able to submit its payment by credit or debit card; (iii) after payment has been submitted, the Provider will present a confirmation page; and (iv) the Provider will either send the Customer an order confirmation by email (at which point the Agreement will come into force) or the Provider will confirm to the Customer that the Provider does not accept the Customer’s offer (in which case the Customer will be refunded the full amount paid to the Provider).”

2.3     Before the Customer has placed its order, the Customer will have the opportunity of identifying whether any input errors have been made by reviewing the order summary form prior to completing their order.  The Customer may correct any input errors before placing your order by editing the information in their profile or the order form prior to submitting the order.

2.4     Once in force, the Agreement will continue in force indefinitely, unless terminated in accordance with Clause 13 (termination).

 

3.         The Platform

3.1     The Platform will automatically generate an account for the Customer promptly following the completion and submission of the Registration Form, enabling the Customer to access the Platform.

3.2     Subject to the limitations set out in Clause 3.3 and the prohibitions set out in Clause 3.4, the Provider hereby grants to the Customer a non-exclusive licence to use the Platform for the Permitted Purpose via any standard web browser in accordance with the Documentation during the Term.

3.3     The licence granted by the Provider to the Customer under Clause 3.2 is subject to the following limitations:

(a)      the Platform may only be used by the named users identified in the Customers account in the website, providing that the Customer may change, add or remove a designated named user;

(b)      the Platform must not be used at any point in time by more than the number of concurrent users specified in the plan that the Customer ordered, providing that the Customer may add or remove concurrent user licences by upgrading their plan;

(c)      the Customer must comply at all times with the terms of the acceptable use policy set out in Schedule 2, and must ensure that all users of the Platform agree to and comply with the terms of that acceptable use policy;

3.4     Except to the extent mandated by applicable law or expressly permitted in the Agreement, the licence granted by the Provider to the Customer under this Clause 3 is subject to the following prohibitions:

(a) the Customer must not sub-license its right to access and use the Platform or allow any unauthorised person to access or use the Platform;

(b) the Customer must not frame or otherwise re-publish or re-distribute the Platform;

(c) the Customer must not alter or adapt or edit the Platform save as expressly permitted by the Documentation;

3.5     For the avoidance of doubt, the Customer has no right to access the object code or source code of the Platform, either during or after the Term.

3.6     All Intellectual Property Rights in the Platform shall, as between the parties, be the exclusive property of the Provider.

3.7     The Customer shall use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that no unauthorised person will or could access the Platform using the Customer’s account.

3.8     The Customer must not use the Platform in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Platform or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the Platform, or any of the areas of, or services on, the Platform.

3.9     The Customer must not use the Platform:

(a) in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful; or

(b) in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

 

4.         Support Services and Upgrades

4.1     During the Term the Provider will provide the Support Services to the Customer, and may apply Upgrades to the Platform.

 

5.         Customer Materials

5.1     The Customer grants to the Provider during a non-exclusive licence to store, copy and otherwise use the Customer Materials for the purposes of operating the Platform, providing the Services, fulfilling its other obligations under the Agreement, and exercising its rights under the Agreement.

5.2     Subject to Clause 5.1, all Intellectual Property Rights in the Customer Materials will remain, as between the parties, the property of the Customer.

5.3     The Customer warrants to the Provider that the Customer Materials, and their use by the Provider in accordance with the terms of the Agreement, will not:

(a) breach any laws, statutes, regulations or legally-binding codes;

(b) infringe any person’s Intellectual Property Rights or other legal rights; or

(c) give rise to any cause of action against the Provider or the Customer or any third party,

in each case in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law.

5.4     Where the Provider reasonably suspects that there has been a breach by the Customer of the provisions of this Clause 5, the Provider may:

(a) delete or amend the relevant Customer Materials; and/or

(b) suspend any or all of the Services and/or the Customer’s access to the Platform while it investigates the matter.

5.5     Any breach by the Customer of this Clause 5 will be deemed to be a material breach of the Agreement for the purposes of Clause 13.

 

6.         Charges

6.1     Charges must be paid by credit or debit card.

6.2     The Provider will automatically take payment for the Charges to the Customer in accordance with the provisions of Schedule 1.

6.3     All Charges stated in or in relation to the Agreement are stated exclusive of VAT, unless the context requires otherwise.  VAT will be payable by the Customer to the Provider in addition to the principal amounts.

6.4    The Provider may vary the Charges at any time and from time to time effective immediately upon posting on the Providers website, provided that, no fee change will be effective for Customers accepted by the Provider prior to the effective date of such change.

6.5     The Provider may suspend access to the Platform and the provision of the  Services if any amounts due to be paid by the Customer to the Provider under the Agreement are overdue.

 

7.         Warranties

7.1     The Customer warrants to the Provider that it has the legal right and authority to enter into and perform its obligations under the Agreement.

7.2     The Provider warrants to the Customer:

(a) that it has the legal right and authority to enter into and perform its obligations under the Agreement;

(b) that it will perform its obligations under the Agreement with reasonable care and skill;

(c) that the Platform will perform in accordance with the Documentation (subject to any Upgrades);

(d) the Platform (excluding for the avoidance of doubt the Customer Materials) will not infringe any person’s Intellectual Property Rights in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law;

7.3     The Customer acknowledges that:

 (a) complex software is never wholly free from defects, errors and bugs, and the Provider gives no warranty or representation that the Platform will be wholly free from such defects, errors and bugs;

(b) the Provider does not warrant or represent that the Platform will be compatible with any application, program or software not specifically identified as compatible on the Providers website; and

(c) the Provider will not and does not purport to provide any legal, taxation or accountancy advice under the Agreement or in relation to the Platform and (except to the extent expressly provided otherwise) the Provider does not warrant or represent that the Platform will not give rise to any civil or criminal legal liability on the part of the Customer or any other person.

7.4     All of the parties’ warranties and representations in respect of the subject matter of the Agreement are expressly set out in the terms of the Agreement.  To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, no other warranties or representations concerning the subject matter of the Agreement will be implied into the Agreement.

 

8.         Indemnities

8.1     The Customer will indemnify and will keep indemnified the Provider against all liabilities, damages, losses, costs and expenses (including legal expenses and amounts paid in settlement of any disputes) suffered or incurred by the Provider and arising as a result of any breach by the Customer of Clause 5.3.

 

9.      Limitations and exclusions of liability

9.1    Nothing in the Agreement will:

(a) limit or exclude the liability of a party for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;

(b) limit or exclude the liability of a party for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation by that party;

(c)      limit any liability of a party in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or

(d)      exclude any liability of a party that may not be excluded under applicable law.

9.2    The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Clause 9 and elsewhere in the Agreement:

(a) are subject to Clause 9.1;

(b) govern all liabilities arising under the Agreement or in relation to the subject matter of the Agreement, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty; and

(c) will not limit or exclude the liability of the parties under the express indemnities set out the Agreement.

9.3    The Provider will not be liable in respect of any loss of profits, income, revenue, use, production or anticipated savings.

9.4    The Provider will not be liable for any loss of business, contracts or commercial opportunities.

9.5    The Provider will not be liable for any loss of or damage to goodwill or reputation.

9.6    The Provider will not be liable in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.

9.7    The Provider will not be liable in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.

9.8    The Provider will not be liable for any losses arising out of a Force Majeure Event.

9.9    The Provider’s liability in relation to any event or series of related events will not exceed the total amount paid and payable by the Customer to the Provider under the Agreement during the 12 month period immediately preceding the event or events giving rise to the claim.

9.10  The Provider’s aggregate liability under the Agreement will not exceed the total amount paid and payable by the Customer to the Provider under the Agreement.

 

10.      Data protection

10.1    The Customer warrants that it has the legal right to disclose all Personal Data that it does in fact disclose to the Provider under or in connection with the Agreement.

10.2    The Provider warrants that:

(a) it will act only on instructions from the Customer in relation to the processing of any Personal Data performed by the Provider on behalf of the Customer; and

(b) it has in place appropriate security measures (both technical and organisational) against unlawful or unauthorised processing of Personal Data and against loss or corruption of Personal Data processed by the Provider on behalf of the Customer.

 

11.      Confidentiality

11.1    The Provider will:

(a) keep confidential and not disclose the Customer Confidential Information to any person save as expressly permitted by this Clause 11;

(b) protect the Customer Confidential Information against unauthorised disclosure by using the same degree of care as it takes to preserve and safeguard its own confidential information of a similar nature, being at least a reasonable degree of care; and

11.2    Customer Confidential Information may be disclosed by the Provider to its officers, employees, agents, insurers and professional advisers, provided that the recipient is bound in writing to maintain the confidentiality of the Customer Confidential Information disclosed.

11.3    The obligations set out in this Clause 11 shall not apply to:

(a) Customer Confidential Information that is publicly known (other than through a breach of an obligation of confidence);

(b) Customer Confidential Information that is in possession of the Provider prior to disclosure by the Customer;

(c) Customer Confidential Information that is received by the Provider from an independent third party who has a right to disclose the relevant Confidential Information; or

(d) Customer Confidential Information that is required to be disclosed by law, or by a governmental authority, stock exchange or regulatory body.

 

12.      Termination

12.1    Either party may terminate the Agreement immediately by giving written notice to the other party if the other party commits any breach of any term of the Agreement.

12.2    Either party may terminate the Agreement immediately by giving written notice to the other party if:

(a) the other party:

(i)       is dissolved;

(ii)      ceases to conduct all (or substantially all) of its business;

(iii)     is or becomes unable to pay its debts as they fall due;

(iv)     is or becomes insolvent or is declared insolvent; or

(v)      convenes a meeting or makes or proposes to make any arrangement or composition with its creditors;

(b) an administrator, administrative receiver, liquidator, receiver, trustee, manager or similar is appointed over any of the assets of the other party;

(c) an order is made for the winding up of the other party, or the other party passes a resolution for its winding up (other than for the purpose of a solvent company reorganisation where the resulting entity will assume all the obligations of the other party under the Agreement); or

(d) (where that other party is an individual) that other party dies, or as a result of illness or incapacity becomes incapable of managing his or her own affairs, or is the subject of a bankruptcy petition or order.

12.3    Either party may terminate the Agreement by giving at least 30 days’ written notice of termination to the other party

12.4    If the Provider stops or makes a good faith decision to stop operating the Platform generally, then the Provider may terminate the Agreement by giving at least 30 days’ written notice of termination to the Customer.

12.5    The Provider may terminate the Agreement immediately by giving written notice of termination to the Customer where the Customer fails to pay to the Provider any amount due to be paid under the Agreement by the due date.

 

13.      Effects of termination

13.1    Upon termination of the Agreement, all the provisions of the Agreement will cease to have effect, save that the following provisions of the Agreement will survive and continue to have effect (in accordance with their terms or otherwise indefinitely): Clauses 1, 6.5, 8, 9, 11, 13 and 16.

13.2    Termination of the Agreement will not affect either party’s accrued liabilities and rights as at the date of termination.

 

14.      Notices

14.1    Any notice given under the Agreement must be in writing (whether or not described as “written notice” in the Agreement) and must be delivered personally, sent by post, or sent by email, for the attention of the relevant person, and to the relevant address or email address given below (or as notified by one party to the other in accordance with this Clause).

The Provider:

Joined-up Solutions Ltd

Address: 73 The Crescent, Earley, Reading, RG6 7NW United Kingdom

Email: webmaster@joinedupdata.com

 

The Customer:

The addressee and email set out in the Registration Form.

14.2    A notice will be deemed to have been received at the relevant time set out below (or where such time is not within Business Hours, when Business Hours next begin after the relevant time set out below):

(a) where the notice is delivered personally, at the time of delivery;

(b) where the notice is sent by post, 48 hours after posting; and

(c) where the notice is sent by email, at the time of the transmission (providing the sending party retains written evidence of the transmission).

 

15.      Force Majeure Event

15.1    Where a Force Majeure Event gives rise to a failure or delay in either party performing its obligations under the Agreement (other than obligations to make payment), those obligations will be suspended for the duration of the Force Majeure Event.

15.2    A party who becomes aware of a Force Majeure Event which gives rise to, or which is likely to give rise to, any failure or delay in performing its obligations under the Agreement, will:

(a) forthwith notify the other; and

(b) will inform the other of the period for which it is estimated that such failure or delay will continue.

15.3    The affected party will take reasonable steps to mitigate the effects of the Force Majeure Event.

 

16.      General

16.1    No breach of any provision of the Agreement will be waived except with the express written consent of the party not in breach.

16.2    If a Clause of the Agreement is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other Clauses of the Agreement will continue in effect.  If any unlawful and/or unenforceable Clause would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the Clause will continue in effect (unless that would contradict the clear intention of the parties, in which case the entirety of the relevant Clause will be deemed to be deleted).

16.3    The Agreement may not be varied except by a written document signed by or on behalf of each of the parties.

16.4    The Customer hereby agrees that the Provider may freely assign any or all of its contractual rights and/or obligations under the Agreement to any Affiliate of the assigning party or any successor to all or a substantial part of the business of the assigning party from time to time.  Save as expressly provided in this Clause or elsewhere in the Agreement, neither party may without the prior written consent of the other party assign, transfer, charge, license or otherwise dispose of or deal in the Agreement or any contractual rights or obligations under the Agreement.

16.5    The Agreement is made for the benefit of the parties, and is not intended to benefit any third party or be enforceable by any third party.  The rights of the parties to terminate, rescind, or agree any amendment, waiver, variation or settlement under or relating to the Agreement are not subject to the consent of any third party.

16.6    Subject to Clause 9.1:

(a) the Agreement and the acceptable use policy referred to in herein constitute the entire agreement between the parties in relation to the subject matter of the Agreement, and supersede all previous agreements, arrangements and understandings between the parties in respect of that subject matter; and

(b) neither party will have any remedy in respect of any misrepresentation (whether written or oral) made to it upon which it relied in entering into the Agreement.

16.7    The Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales; and the courts of England will have exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate any dispute arising under or in connection with the Agreement.

 

 

Schedule 1

Charges

 

1.         Introduction

1.1     References in this Schedule to Paragraphs are to the paragraphs of this Schedule, unless otherwise stated.

1.2     The Charges under the Agreement will consist of access Charges, in respect of access to and use of the Platform.

2.         Access Charges

2.1     The Charge is based on feature set and usage as advertised on the website.

2.2     The Charges in respect of access to and use of the Platform shall be made in advance on a monthly basis and is non-refundable.

2.3     The Charges begin on the Effective Date and automatically renew on that date each month.

2.4     There will be no refunds or credits for partial months of service, upgrade/downgrade refunds, or refunds for months unused with an open account. The Customer may contact the helpdesk to request a refund for extenuating circumstances.

 

 

 

 

Schedule 2

Acceptable Use Policy

 

(1)      This Policy

This Acceptable Use Policy (the “Policy”) sets out the rules governing the use of our web services (the “Service”) and any content that you may submit to the Service (“Content”).

By using the Service, you agree to the rules set out in this.

(2)      General restrictions

You must not use the Service in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Service or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the Service, or any of the areas of, or services on, the Service.

You must not use the Service:

(a) in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful; or

(b) in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

(3) Unlawful and illegal material

You must not use the Service to store, host, copy, distribute, display, publish, transmit or send Content that is illegal or unlawful, or that will or may infringe a third party’s legal rights, or that could give rise to legal action whether against you or us or a third party (in each case in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law). 

Content (and its publication on the Service) must not:

(a) be libellous or maliciously false;

(b) be obscene or indecent;

(c) infringe any copyright, moral rights, database rights, trade mark rights, design rights, rights in passing off, or other intellectual property rights;

(d) infringe any rights of confidence, rights of privacy, or rights under data protection legislation;

(e) constitute negligent advice or contain any negligent statement;

(f) constitute an incitement to commit a crime;

(g) be in contempt of any court, or in breach of any court order;

(h) be in breach of racial or religious hatred or discrimination legislation;

(i) be blasphemous;

(j) be in breach of official secrets legislation; or

(k) be in breach of any contractual obligation owed to any person.

You must not submit any Content that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

(5)      Harmful software

You must not use the Service to promote or distribute any viruses, Trojans, worms, root kits, spyware, adware or any other harmful software, programs, routines, applications or technologies.

You must not use the Service to promote or distribute any software, programs, routines, applications or technologies that will or may negatively affect the performance of a computer or introduce significant security risks to a computer.

(6)      Breaches of this Policy

We reserve the right to edit or remove any Content in our sole discretion for any reason, without notice or explanation.

Without prejudice to this general right and our other legal rights, if you breach this Policy in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached this Policy in any way, we may:

(a) delete or edit any of your Content;

(b) send you one or more formal warnings;

(c) temporarily suspend your access to a part or all of the Service; and/or

(d) permanently prohibit you from using a part or all of the Service.

(7)      Banned users

Where we suspend or prohibit your access to the Service or a part of the Service, you must not take any action to circumvent such suspension or prohibition (including without limitation using a different account).