GC Intelligence Terms and Conditions
Business Day: a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday in England, when banks in London are open for business.
Charges: the charges payable by the Customer for the supply of the Services in accordance with Clause 5 (Charges and payment).
Commencement Date: has the meaning given in Clause 2.1.
Conditions: these terms and conditions as amended from time to time in accordance with Clause 11.5.
Contract: the contract between the Supplier and the Customer for the supply of Services in accordance with these Conditions.
Customer: the party which purchases Services from the Supplier.
Customer Default: has the meaning set out in Clause 4.2.
Deliverables: the deliverables set out in the Order produced by the Supplier for the Customer.
Intellectual Property Rights: patents, utility models, rights to inventions, copyright and neighbouring and related rights, moral rights, trade marks and service marks, business names and domain names, rights in get-up and trade dress, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off or unfair competition, rights in designs, rights in computer software, database rights, rights to use, and protect the confidentiality of, confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets), and all other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications and rights to apply for and be granted, renewals or extensions of, and rights to claim priority from, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which subsist or will subsist now or in the future in any part of the world.
Order: the Customer’s order for Services as set out the order form.
Services: the services, including the Deliverables, supplied by the Supplier to the Customer as set out in the Specification.
Supplier: GC Intelligence Limited, a company registered in England and Wales with company number 11364935 whose registered office address Kings Parade, Lower Coombe Street, Croydon, London, United Kingdom, CR0 1AA.
(a) A reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to it as amended or re-enacted. A reference to a statute or statutory provision includes all subordinate legislation made under that statute or statutory provision.
(b) Any words following the terms including, include, in particular, for exampleor any similar expression, shall be construed as illustrative and shall not limit the sense of the words, description, definition, phrase or term preceding those terms.
(c) A reference to writingor writtenincludes fax and email.
- BASIS OF CONTRACT
2.1 The Order constitutes an offer by the Customer to purchase Services in accordance with these Conditionsand the Order shall only be deemed to be accepted when the Supplier issues written acceptance of the Order at which point and on which date the Contract shall come into existence (Commencement Date).
2.2 These Conditions apply to the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms that the Customer seeks to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by trade, custom, practice or course of dealing.
2.3 Any quotation given by the Supplier shall not constitute an offer, and is only valid for a period of 20 Business Days from its date of issue.
- SUPPLY OF SERVICES
3.1 The Supplier shall use all reasonable endeavours to meet any performance dates provided to the Customer, but any such dates shall be estimates only and time shall not be of the essence for performance of the Services.
3.2 The Supplier warrants to the Customer that the Services will be provided using reasonable care and skill.
3.3 The Services and content on this website (www.gc-intelligence.com) may include information obtained from third party sources and the Supplier does not make any representations or warranties, whether express or implied, in relation to the accuracy of the Services and content of this website. The Supplier is not responsible for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on the Services and content of this website and the customer or visitor of the website agrees to use the Services and content of the website at their own risk.
3.4The Services may only be used in the course of business and for internal purposes. The Customer may download, store, copy and distribute the Services internally but the Services must not be provided in any form to any party other than the Customer named on the Order Form including but not limited to subsidiaries and group companies.
3.5 The Customer may not incorporate the Services into any service or goods supplied by it to any other party.
3.6 The Supplier may, at any time prior to or during the Contract:
(a) make reasonable amendments to the Services, subject to Clause 3.6(b), provided that any such amendments are not material; and
(b)make any amendments, whether material or not, to any reports provided to the Customer including but not limited to adding, removing or amending features, materials or content.
3.7Any amendments made by the Supplier under Clause 3.6 will not entitle the Customer to terminate the Contract.
- CUSTOMER’S OBLIGATIONS
4.1 The Customer shall:
(a) ensure that the terms of the Order and any information it provides to the Supplier are complete and accurate;
(b) co-operate with the Supplier in all matters relating to the Services; and
(c) Ensure that payment is made in full by prior to the Commencement Date.
4.2 If the Supplier’s performance of any of its obligations under the Contract is prevented or delayed by any act or omission by the Customer or failure by the Customer to perform any relevant obligation (Customer Default):
(a) without limiting or affecting any other right or remedy available to it, the Supplier shall have the right to suspend performance of the Services until the Customer remedies the Customer Default, and to rely on the Customer Default to relieve it from the performance of any of its obligations in each case to the extent the Customer Default prevents or delays the Supplier’s performance of any of its obligations. The Supplier shall not be liable for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by the Customer arising directly or indirectly from the Supplier’s failure or delay to perform any of its obligations as set out in this Clause 4.2; and
(b) the Customer shall reimburse the Supplier on written demand for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by the Supplier arising directly or indirectly from the Customer Default.
4.3The Customer agrees that in the event that it is in breach of Clauses 3.4 or 3.5 it will indemnify the Supplier for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by the Supplier arising directly or indirectly from the breach.
- CHARGES AND PAYMENT
5.1 The Supplier shall invoice the Customer prior to the commencement of the Services and payment must be received in full prior to the commencement of the Services. The charges shall be calculated in accordance with the Supplier’s fee rates, as set out in its current price list at the date of the Contract. Subscription services will be charged in accordance with the subscription charge and any other services will be charged as additional services. The Supplier shall invoice the Customer annually in advance for subscription services, or monthly in advance in relation to non-subscription services.
5.2 The Customer shall pay each invoice submitted by the Supplier within 30 days of the date of the invoice and in full and in cleared funds to a bank account nominated in writing by the Supplier. Time for payment shall be of the essence of the Contract.
5.3 All amounts payable by the Customer under the Contract are exclusive of amounts in respect of value added tax chargeable from time to time (VAT). Where any taxable supply for VAT purposes is made under the Contract by the Supplier to the Customer, the Customer shall, on receipt of a valid VAT invoice from the Supplier, pay to the Supplier such additional amounts in respect of VAT as are chargeable on the supply of the Services at the same time as payment is due for the supply of the Services.
5.4 If the Customer fails to make a payment due to the Supplier under the Contract by the due date, then, without limiting the Supplier’s remedies under Clause 9, the Customer shall pay interest on the overdue sum from the due date until payment of the overdue sum, whether before or after judgment. Interest under this Clause 5.4will accrue each day at 4% a year above the Bank of England’s base rate from time to time, but at 4% a year for any period when that base rate is below 0%.
5.5 All amounts due under the Contract shall be paid in full without any set-off, counterclaim, deduction or withholding (other than any deduction or withholding of tax as required by law).
- INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
6.1 All Intellectual Property Rights in or arising out of or in connection with the Services (other than Intellectual Property Rights in any materials provided by the Customer) shall be owned by the Supplier.
6.2 The Supplier grants to the Customer, or shall procure the direct grant to the Customer of, a fully paid-up, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence during the term of the Contract to copy the Deliverables (excluding materials provided by the Customer) for the purpose of receiving and using the Services and the Deliverables in its business subject to Clause 6.3.
6.3The Deliverables are solely for the use of the Customer specified in the Order Form for use in its own business and they must not be copied, provided or made available to any other party including but not limited to the Customer’s subsidiaries or other group companies without the prior written consent of the Supplier.
6.4 The Customer shall not sub-license, assign or otherwise transfer the rights granted in Clause 6.2.
6.5 The Customer grants the Supplier a fully paid-up, non-exclusive, royalty-free, non-transferable licence to copy and modify any materials provided by the Customer to the Supplier for the term of the Contract for the purpose of providing the Services to the Customer.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: THE CUSTOMER’S ATTENTION IS PARTICULARLY DRAWN TO THIS CLAUSE.
8.1 Nothing in the Contract limits any liability which cannot legally be limited.
8.2 Subject to Clause 8.1, the Supplier has obtained insurance cover in respect of its own legal liability for individual claims. The Supplier’s liability is therefore limited to the maximum insured amount per claim, details of which are available upon request. The Customer is responsible for making its own arrangements for the insurance of any excess loss. The Supplier’s total liability includes liability in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising under or in connection with the Contract.
8.3 Subject to Clause 8.1, the types of loss listed in Clause 8.3are wholly excluded by the parties.
(i) Loss of profits
(ii) Loss of sales or business.
(iii) Loss of agreements or contracts.
(iv) Loss of anticipated savings.
(v) Loss of use or corruption of software, data or information.
(vi) Loss of or damage to goodwill.
(vii) Indirect or consequential loss.
8.4 ThisClause 8shall survive termination of the Contract.
9.1 The Contract will terminate at the end of the subscription period.
9.2 Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, either party may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the other party if:
(a) the other party commits a material breach of any term of the Contract and (if such a breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within 30 days of that party being notified in writing to do so;
(b) the other party takes any step or action in connection with its entering administration, provisional liquidation or any composition or arrangement with its creditors (other than in relation to a solvent restructuring), being wound up (whether voluntarily or by order of the court, unless for the purpose of a solvent restructuring), having a receiver appointed to any of its assets or ceasing to carry on business or, if the step or action is taken in another jurisdiction, in connection with any analogous procedure in the relevant jurisdiction; or
(c) the other party suspends, or threatens to suspend, or ceases or threatens to cease to carry on all or a substantial part of its business.
9.3 Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, the Supplier may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the Customer if the Customer fails to pay any amount due under the Contract on the due date for payment.
- CONSEQUENCES OF TERMINATION
10.1 On termination of the Contract the Customer shall immediately pay to the Supplier all of the Supplier’s outstanding unpaid invoices and interest and, in respect of Services supplied but for which no invoice has been submitted, the Supplier shall submit an invoice, which shall be payable by the Customer immediately on receipt.
10.2 Termination or expiry of the Contract shall not affect any rights, remedies, obligations or liabilities of the parties that have accrued up to the date of termination or expiry, including the right to claim damages in respect of any breach of the Contract which existed at or before the date of termination or expiry.
11.1 Force majeure.Neither party shall be in breach of the Contract nor liable for delay in performing, or failure to perform, any of its obligations under the Contract if such delay or failure result from events, circumstances or causes beyond its reasonable control.
11.2 Assignment and other dealings.
(a) The Supplier may at any time assign, mortgage, charge, subcontract, delegate, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with any or all of its rights and obligations under the Contract.
(b) The Customer shall not assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract, delegate, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with any of its rights and obligations under the Contract without the prior written consent of the Supplier.
(a) Each party undertakes that it shall not at any time during the Contract, and for a period of five years after termination of the Contract, disclose to any person any confidential information concerning the business, affairs, customers, clients or suppliers of the other party, except as permitted by Clause 11.3(b).
(b) Each party may disclose the other party’s confidential information:
(i) to its employees, officers, representatives, subcontractors or advisers who need to know such information for the purposes of carrying out the party’s obligations under the Contract. Each party shall ensure that its employees, officers, representatives, subcontractors or advisers to whom it discloses the other party’s confidential information comply with this Clause 11.3; and
(ii) as may be required by law, a court of competent jurisdiction or any governmental or regulatory authority.
(c) Neither party shall use the other party’s confidential information for any purpose other than to perform its obligations under the Contract.
11.4 Entire agreement.
(a) The Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.
(b) Each party acknowledges that in entering into the Contract it does not rely on, and shall have no remedies in respect of any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in the Contract. Each party agrees that it shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligent misstatement based on any statement in the Contract.
11.5 Variation.Except as set out in these Conditions, no variation of the Contract shall be effective unless it is in writing and signed by the parties (or their authorised representatives).
11.6 Waiver. A waiver of any right or remedy under the Contract or by law is only effective if given in writing and shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent right or remedy. A failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict any further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.
11.7 Severance.If any provision or part-provision of the Contract is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If such modification is not possible, the relevant provision or part-provision shall be deemed deleted. Any modification to or deletion of a provision or part-provision under this clause shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of the Contract.
(a) Any notice given to a party under or in connection with the Contract shall be in writing and shall be delivered by hand or by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service at its registered office (if a company) or its principal place of business (in any other case); or sent by email or fax to the address specified in the order form or provided by either party to the other for the purpose of providing notices in accordance with this Clause 11.8(a).
(b) Any notice shall be deemed to have been received:
(i) if delivered by hand, on signature of a delivery receipt; and
(ii) if sent by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting [or at the time recorded by the delivery service andif sent by email or fax, at the time of transmission, or, if this time falls outside business hours in the place of receipt, when business hours resume. In this Clause 11.8(b)(ii),business hours means 9.00am to 5.00pm on a Business Day.
(c) This clause does not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action or, where applicable, any other method of dispute resolution.
11.9 Third party rights.
Unless it expressly states otherwise, the Contract does not give rise to any rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of the Contract.
11.10 Governing law. The Contract, and any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.
11.11 Jurisdiction.Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with the Contract or its subject matter or formation.