Advertising T&Cs

(Pocket-lint) - Pocket-lint Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales. Our company registration number is 5237480 and our registered office is at PO Box 4770, Ascot, SL5 5DP (“we” and “us”). Our VAT number is GB876571380. These are the terms and conditions subject to which we will supply Commercial Services to you as a business (“you”).

Definitions

In these Terms and Conditions the following terms have the following meanings:

Commercial Service(s)” means the services provided by us to you under an order, including our running of display advertising, sponsored articles, content creation, video creation and any other commercial offering such as promotional add-ons. It includes all types and formats.

“Advertiser” means any party that enters into a Commercial Services agreement with us;

Advertiser Materials” means materials supplied to us (including any copy and creative) in respect of an Commercial Service(s);

Commercial Services Data Protection Addendum” means the terms and conditions set out at https://www.pocket-lint.com/info/policies or such replacement location where we host such terms and conditions from time to time;

Commercial Services Tag Management Addendum” means the terms and conditions set out at https://www.pocket-lint.com/info/policies or such replacement location where we host such terms and conditions from time to time;

Agency” means an advertising agency or a media buyer that places Commercial Services on behalf of a third party advertiser;

Agency Client” means the natural or legal person on whose behalf an Agency runs Commercial Services;

Agreement” means these terms and conditions, the order, and any documents stated in any of them as being incorporated by reference, including any applicable Commercial Services and Spec Sheets. Where copy and/or other instructions are provided by you but are not included in an order, they shall not be deemed to be part of these Terms and Conditions;

Business Days” means any day other than Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a statutory Bank Holiday in England & Wales;

Charges” means the agreed charges based on the agreed price for the Commercial Services;

Confidential Information” means information of an operational, administrative, financial or business nature which comes into a party’s possession under or in connection with these Terms and Conditions that (a) is identified as confidential to the other party; or (b) ought reasonably to be considered as confidential to the other party (whether or not identified as confidential), and in any case shall include (i) any information relating to a party including information in respect of a party’s business, activities, personnel, customers, products, business plans, business developments, finances, marketing plans, management systems, new business opportunities, ideas, know-how, processes, policies and/or procedures;

Data Privacy Laws” means any applicable data protection related legislation and regulatory requirements, as amended, extended or re-enacted from time to time, including the following: (i) the GDPR; (ii) EC Directive 2002/58/EC on Privacy and Electronic Communications; (iii) any local laws or regulations that implement, give effect to, or supplement (i) and (ii); any codes of practice and guidance issued by national regulators in respect of (i) to (iii) (inclusive);

Digital Media” means websites, mobile apps, desktop apps, tablet apps and any other medium for the transmission of Commercial Services in a digital format;

GDPR” means EC Regulation 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data

IP” means any and/or all rights in software, inventions, patents, copyrights, design rights, trademarks and trade names, database rights, domain names, service marks, trade secrets, know-how, rights in Confidential Information and other intellectual property rights (whether registered or unregistered) and all applications and registrations for and extensions and renewals of such rights or any of them, anywhere in the world;

Laws” means any and/or all applicable laws, statutes, court orders, industry codes, industry regulations and/or industry guidance (whether in the UK and/or other jurisdictions in which an Advertisement will appear) including (but limited to) (a) the Financial Services Act 2012, (b) the Data Privacy Laws, (c) the UK Code of Non-Broadcast Advertising, Sales Promotion and Direct Marketing, and all other applicable codes under the general supervision of the Advertising Standards Authority, or Trading Standards, and the equivalent of any of the foregoing in any relevant jurisdiction, and (d) in the case of an Advertisement which relates to mail order goods, the Safe Home Ordering Protection Scheme;

Order” means an order for Commercial Services that you place with us in accordance with clause 1 of these Terms and Conditions;

Person” Includes any natural person, corporation, company, partnership, LLP, or any other entity or association (incorporated or otherwise), including state or governmental emanations, agencies and departments, and quangos;

Personal Data” means any personal data, as defined in Article 4 of the GDPR, that is the subject of a Personal Data Transfer;

Personal Data Transfer” has the meaning given in clause 6.1 of these Terms and Conditions;

Spec Sheet” means the document in respect of the relevant media for the Commercial Service setting out technical and stylistic specifications and related information, including additional terms and conditions applicable to the relevant media;

Start Date” means the date that these Terms and Conditions are executed by both parties, or, if not so executed, the date upon which we first accept your order to place Commercial Services;

Tag” means the HTML, JavaScript, URL, or other code (including any successor code) inserted or embedded within Commercial Services and/or our Digital Media, and other technologies that serve a similar function (such as SDK’s and device fingerprinting), and any tag or beacon (e.g., a transparent 1×1, pixel, or .gif file) called by such code, and/or any other technologies that serve a similar function;

Tag Vendor” means a third party vendor or subcontractor directly or indirectly engaged by you (or by your Agency, where you are an advertiser, or by the relevant advertiser where you are an Agency) that provides ad-tech services to you or your Agency (as applicable) via the use of Tags;

Virus” means any thing or device (including without limitation, software, code, malware, adware, bit torrents, files or programmes) which may (a) prevent, impair or otherwise adversely affect the operation of any computer software, hardware or network, any telecommunications service equipment or network or any other service or device, (b) prevent, impair, or otherwise adversely affect access to or operation of any programme or data (whether by rearranging, altering or erasing the programme or data in whole or part of otherwise), and/or (c) prevent, impair or otherwise adversely affect our websites, media and/or the user experience.

The words “including”, “include”, “in particular”, “for example” and any similar word or expression are illustrative and are not intended in any way to limit the sense or interpretation of preceding words, and any words which follow them shall not be construed as being limited in scope to the same class as the preceding words where a wider construction is possible.

Clause headings and subheadings are not to be used in its interpretation.

References to these Terms and Conditions or any other document are to these Terms and Conditions or that document as in force for the time being and as amended, supplemented, varied, modified, renewed or replaced or extended.

A reference to a statute or statutory provision shall unless otherwise stated be construed as including a reference to any subordinate legislation (as defined by section 21(1) Interpretation Act 1978) made from time to time under the statute or statutory provision whether before, on or after the Start Date; and

A reference to industry regulations, industry codes, or industry guidance, shall unless otherwise stated be construed as referring to industry regulations, industry codes, or industry guidance as in force as at the Start Date and as from time to time modified or consolidated, superseded, re-enacted or replaced (whether with or without modification) on or after the Start Date.

  1. Placing an Order

1.1 If you wish to purchase Commercial Services from us, we will agree with you the order you would like to place. Our acceptance of your order will take place (a) when we accept it by email or voice call, (b) when we place an Commercial Services following your instructions, (c) when an order is completed online, or (d) (if we are using an order form), when the order has been signed by our authorised representatives at which point a contract will come into effect between you and us.

1.2 Every time an order is accepted, it shall be incorporated into, and subject to the terms and conditions set out in, these Terms and Conditions and any addendum to these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions, any addendums to it, and the relevant order shall constitute an “Agreement” between you and us. These Terms and Conditions shall take precedence over the terms of any order and/or any other terms and conditions that you seek to impose on us, except to the extent that an order expressly overrides these Terms and Conditions in writing with specific reference to this specific clause of these Terms and Conditions that the order seeks to override.

1.3 Each order shall come into force on its acceptance and shall remain in force until the last scheduled Commercial Services of that order has been fulfilled, unless it is terminated or renewed by either you or us in accordance with its terms. Termination or expiry of an order shall not affect the continuance of any other order, unless otherwise stated in these Terms and Conditions or expressly agreed by the parties as part of the relevant order.

1.4 Acceptance of an order shall not (unless it is expressly stated otherwise) prejudice any rights, obligations and/or remedies both you and us may have and which have accrued independently under these Terms and Conditions.

  1. Commercial Services

2.1 We shall use reasonable endeavours to provide the Commercial Services in accordance with these Terms and Conditions and relevant order(s). If we run a Commercial Services, this does not mean in any way whatsoever that we have agreed that (a) you have complied with your obligations under these Terms and Conditions, or (b) we waive any of our rights and remedies under these Terms and Conditions.

2.2 We may decline to run Commercial Services for any reason at our discretion.

2.3 Time is not of the essence and time deadlines in respect of the Commercial Services are only estimates.

2.4 We do not guarantee:

2.4.1 that Commercial Services will be run on any agreed or proposed date and/or time;

2.4.2 (a) there is space available for Commercial Services on a specific date and/or time, or (b) that Commercial Services will be run in the agreed space or location;

2.4.3 the positioning of Commercial Services, either absolutely or relative to any other Commercial Services or copy or other item;

2.4.4 the wording and quality of the Commercial Services as run; and

2.4.5 that there will be continuous, uninterrupted access by users of such media.

2.5 We reserve the right to:

2.5.1 alter, cancel and/or postpone scheduled run dates;

2.5.2 reject, not run, remove, not publish, suspend, cancel and/or change the position or timing of a Commercial Services;

2.5.3 make (or require you to make) any corrections and/or alterations to a Commercial Services that, we consider (in our sole and absolute discretion) appropriate. This may be (without limitation) in order to ensure that the Commercial Service (a) conforms to the style and/or subject-matter of the Digital Media in which it is booked to run, (b) is not contrary to these Terms and Conditions, (c) conforms to the warranties you are giving us under these Terms and Conditions, and/or (d) conforms to the technical specification set out in the order and any applicable Spec Sheet. If you fail to amend the Commercial Service copy or Advertiser Materials or do not amend it to our satisfaction, we reserve the right not to run the Commercial Service;

2.5.4 alter Advertisements by cropping, overlaying, reducing or increasing the size, re-configuring, re-sampling, or re-purposing for use and/or editing in our Digital Media;

2.5.5 not run an Advertisement that does not comply with any technical specification set out in the applicable Spec Sheet, or when you have not paid any sums due under these Terms and Conditions or are otherwise in default of any payment obligations owed to us (under these Terms and Conditions or otherwise); and

2.5.6 withdraw an Commercial Service if a court, regulatory authority or government agency notifies you and/or us that the Commercial Service does not comply with applicable Laws and orders or requires its withdrawal.

2.6 You shall (a) cooperate fully with us, our affiliates, agents, officers, directors, employees, independent contractors and/or advisers, in each case to the extent reasonably required by us, and (b) provide us, our affiliates, agents, officers, directors, employees, independent contractors and/or advisers with such assistance as it is reasonably required by us.

  1. Advertiser Materials

3.1 The Advertiser Materials supplied must conform to our requirements, including but not limited to the requirements set out in an applicable Spec Sheet.

  1. Errors

4.1 You shall notify us of any error in a published Commercial Service as soon as practicably possible.

4.2 If a published Commercial Service contains a substantial error solely due to an act or omission by us, we shall work to rectify the error as quickly as possible. This shall be your sole remedy.

  1. Warranties

5.1 You warrant, represent and undertake that, at the time of your entry into these Terms and Conditions and/or when you purchase Commercial Services from, or supply Advertising Materials to, us (as applicable):

5.1.1 whether or not you are an Agency, you are authorised and have obtained any and/or all necessary consents, rights and authorisations to enter into these Terms and Conditions, purchase Commercial Services, and perform your obligations and grant us the rights (in particular those set out in clause 8.1) set out in these Terms and Conditions;

5.1.2 where you are an Agency, you have obtained all necessary consents and authorisations from your Agency Client and procured that your Agency Client is authorised and has obtained all consents as set out in clause 5.1.1 above;

5.1.3 where you are an Agency, you have disclosed to us that fact in writing, and you have provided us with the identity of your Agency Client or agree to do so promptly on request;

5.1.4 any Advertiser Materials you provide us (including those served to us by your Agency Client) and/or Commercial Services shall:

5.1.4.1 be accurate, complete, true and not misleading;

5.1.4.2 not violate any applicable Laws;

5.1.4.3 not be unlawful, libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, and/or fraudulent;

5.1.4.4 not constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offence or breach of contract or other obligation to any person, violate the rights of any person, or breach any contract or legal duty of any person, or otherwise create any liability whether in contract, tort, breach of statutory duty or otherwise;

5.1.4.5 not contain content that does or may infringe any third party IP;

5.1.4.6 not contain content that impersonates any person or legal entity or otherwise misrepresents your or your Agency Client’s affiliation with a person or legal entity;

5.1.4.7 not contain unsolicited promotions targeted to a specific recipient or user or political campaigning;

5.1.4.8 not contain information that we consider to be (in our sole and absolute discretion) private and Confidential Information of any third party;

5.1.4.9 not operate or provided in a form outside the specifications allowed for it in the Spec Sheet;

5.1.4.10 not contain Viruses; and

5.1.4.11 not contain content that (in our absolute discretion) is objectionable or which may expose us, our Group Companies, and/or a third party to any harm or liability of any type.

5.1.5 you have obtained all necessary consents from (a) any living person whose name and/or image (in whole or in part) or other Personal Data of which is contained in the Advertiser Materials and/or the Commercial Service, and (b) the estate or representatives of any deceased person where consent is required to lawfully use or imply any connection with or endorsement by that deceased person, and in particular the use of any image.

5.2 We warrant that we have the legal power to enter into these Terms and Conditions.

5.3 Except as expressly stated in these Terms and Conditions, we do not make any warranties of any kind, whether implied, statutory or otherwise, including any warranties of satisfactory quality, merchantability, non-infringement or fitness for a particular purpose. We do not warrant that the results of the Commercial Services will be uninterrupted or error-free.

  1. Data Protection

6.1 Each party may, in connection with the Commercial Services, from time to time:

6.1.1 share Personal Data with;

6.1.2 disclose or transfer Personal Data to; or

6.1.3 make Personal Data available for collection by,

the other party and/or a third party vendor or subcontractor, including a Tag Vendor, that is engaged by the other party (a “Personal Data Transfer”).

6.2 Each party will comply with its respective obligations under the Commercial Services Data Protection Addendum in respect of a Personal Data Transfer.

6.3 In addition to clause 6.2, where a Personal Data Transfer is facilitated by the use (whether by you or a Tag Vendor) of one or more Tags in relation to Commercial Services that appear on our Digital Media, each party will comply with its respective obligations under the Commercial Services Tag Management Addendum.

6.4 In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between (1) our Data Protection Addendum, (2) our Tag Management Addendum, or (3) these Terms and Conditions, the documents shall prevail in that order.

  1. Charges & Payment

7.1 For the avoidance of doubt, an Agency must pay our Charges in accordance with these Terms and Conditions whether or not the Agency has received payment from its Agency Client.

7.2 Irrespective of clause 13.2, if you fail to make payment of any sums due (“Debt”), we shall be entitled to initiate proceedings against you without any notice in order to recover the Debt.

7.3 Unless otherwise agreed in writing:

7.3.1 we shall raise an invoice and payment is due on the date or within the term specified on that invoice / IO at time of booking.

7.3.2 we may at our discretion split any order for Commercial Services into more than one invoice totalling the relevant sums payable in respect of the order;

7.3.3 if you fail to make payment of any sums when due, then you shall be liable to be pay (a) an administration fee and (b) interest (accruing on a daily basis) on the amount unpaid, in each case in accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 (whether or not applicable to these Terms and Conditions) from the due date of payment, both after as well as before any judgement or order;

7.3.4 any and/or all costs and expenses incurred by us (including legal costs and expenses) in recovering sums due under an unpaid invoice shall be recoverable from you; and

7.3.5 all sums payable by you under these Terms and Conditions are payable in the agreed currency as outlined in the agreement, to the bank account indicated on the invoice and are exclusive of any tax, levy or similar governmental charge, including value added or sales tax which we shall add at the applicable rate.

7.3.6 all Commercial Services will be subject to a 5% (five per cent) handling charge which will be added to the IO/invoice at time of booking.

7.4 All sums due under these Terms and Conditions 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).

7.5 If you breach this clause 7 we may terminate these Terms and Conditions immediately by giving you written notice.

  1. Intellectual Property

8.1 Any and all IP in Advertiser Materials are, and shall remain, your property (or the appropriate third-party rights owner(s), if any). You hereby grant (and shall procure the grant of) an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide and perpetual licence to us to use the IP in Advertiser Materials for the purpose of performing our obligations and exercising our rights under these Terms and Conditions.

8.2 Any and all IP (other than any third-party IP) arising out of or in connection with our provision of the Commercial Services under these Terms and Conditions are, and shall remain, our property (or the appropriate third party rights-owner(s), if any) (“Pocket-lint Ltd IP”). Subject to your compliance with these Terms and Conditions (including your payment obligations under clause 7), we hereby grant (and shall procure the grant of) to you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive licence for the duration of the Term of these Terms and Conditions to use to the Pocket-lint Ltd IP solely for the purpose of performing your obligations under these Terms and Conditions.

8.3 If you breach this clause 8, this shall entitle us to terminate these Terms and Conditions immediately by giving you written notice.

8.4 You shall fully and effectively indemnify and hold harmless us and our Group Companies against all losses, actions, costs (including legal fees and disbursements on a solicitor/client basis), claims, demands, fines, damages and liabilities, of whatever nature, incurred or suffered by or made against ourselves and/or our Group Companies, whether or not foreseeable, arising directly or indirectly, wholly or in part, out of or in connection with any claim that (a) the use of the Advertiser Materials by us and/or our Group Companies, and/or (b) the Commercial Services infringes any third party IP.

  1. Confidential Information

9.1 Both you and we may receive (“Receiving Party”) Confidential Information from each other (“Disclosing Party”) whether before or after the Start Date of these Terms and Conditions. The Receiving Party shall (a) keep the Confidential Information confidential, (b) not disclose the Confidential Information to any other person other than with the prior written consent of the Disclosing Party or in accordance with clauses 9.2, or 9.3, and (c) not use the Confidential Information for any purpose other than the performance of its obligations or the enjoyment of its rights under these Terms and Conditions (“Permitted Purpose”).

9.2 The Receiving Party may disclose Confidential Information to its own officers, directors, employees, contractors and advisers who reasonably need to know for the Permitted Purpose (each a “Permitted Third Party”), provided that the Receiving Party shall remain liable to the Disclosing Party for the acts, omissions, and compliance with the terms of this clause 9 of such Permitted Third Party as if such Permitted Third Party was the Receiving Party (and a party to these Terms and Conditions). The Receiving Party shall ensure that each Permitted Third Party is made aware of and complies with all the Receiving Party’s obligations of confidentiality under this clause 9.

9.3 If required by law, the Receiving Party may disclose Confidential Information to a court or regulatory authority or agency, provided that the Receiving Party shall (if legally permissible) provide reasonable advance notice to the Disclosing Party and co-operate with any attempt by the Disclosing Party to obtain an order providing for the confidentiality of such information.

  1. Termination

10.1 We may terminate these Terms and Conditions or an order with effect at any time by giving you written notice.

10.2 We shall be entitled to terminate these Terms and Conditions or any order immediately by written notice whenever you breach any provision hereof which expressly entitles us to terminate the Agreement.

10.3 A party shall be entitled to terminate these Terms and Conditions or an order immediately by giving written notice to the other, if the other party (a) commits any material breach of these Terms and Conditions and fails to remedy that breach within 15 Business Days’ written notice of that breach, or (b) commits any material breach of these Terms and Conditions that is incapable of remedy.

10.4 A party shall be entitled to terminate these Terms and Conditions or an order immediately by giving written notice to the other, if the other party (a) ceases or threatens to cease to carry on its business or substantially the whole of its business other than for the purposes of amalgamation or reconstruction without insolvency, or (b) has a winding up petition presented or enters into liquidation whether compulsorily or voluntarily (other than for the purposes of amalgamation or reconstruction without insolvency) or makes an arrangement with its creditors or petitions for an administration order or has a receiver or manager appointed over any of its assets, or a court or arbitrator with authority to so determine, determines that the debtor is unable to pay its debts(s).

  1. Expiry & Termination Consequences

11.1 In the event of expiry or termination of these Terms and Conditions, all orders then in place shall also terminate. Expiry or termination of an individual order shall not (unless otherwise stated in these Terms and Conditions) otherwise affect these Terms and Conditions and/or any other order then in force.

11.2 Expiry or termination shall not prejudice any other rights or remedies you or us may be entitled to, nor will it affect the accrued rights and liabilities of either of us, nor the coming into or continuance in force, of any provision of these Terms and Conditions which is intended (explicitly or implicitly) to come into or continue in force, on or after such expiry or termination.

11.3 Upon expiry or termination of these Terms and Conditions:

11.3.1 You shall pay any Charges for Commercial Services that have been provided up to (and including) the expiry or termination date but not paid for;

11.3.2 the licence granted by us to you under clause 8.2 shall terminate immediately;

11.3.3 the licence granted to us by you under clause 8.1 shall survive; and

  1. Liability

12.1 Neither you nor we shall exclude or limit our liability for (a) death or personal injury caused by negligence, (b) fraud and/or fraudulent misrepresentation.

12.2 You shall not exclude or limit your liability under any indemnities given by you under the Agreement.

12.3 You shall fully and effectively indemnify us and hold us harmless against all losses, actions, costs (including legal fees and disbursements on a solicitor/client basis), claims, demands, fines, damages and liabilities, of whatever nature, incurred or suffered by or made against ourselves, whether or not foreseeable, arising directly or indirectly, wholly or in part, out of or in connection with any breach of the Agreement.

12.4 We shall not (whether in contract, tort, negligence, statutory duty or otherwise) be liable to you under the Agreement for consequential, indirect or special damages (including indirect loss of profit and indirect loss of revenue).

12.5 Subject to clause 12.1 and 12.4, our maximum aggregate liability to you under the Agreement (whether arising in contract, tort, negligence, statutory duty or otherwise) shall not exceed the Charges you paid to us during the 12 months prior to when the claim accrued.

  1. General

13.1 Notices. All notices (including any invoices) under these Terms and Conditions shall be in writing and shall be sent to the address specified by the recipient. Any notice may be delivered by email, by a reputable courier service, or by post. The notice shall be deemed to have been given if sent by email within 12 hours of delivery to the sender’s ISP provided within that time no notice of delivery failure has been received, if sent by courier on delivery and if sent by post 2 Business Days after the notice was posted.

13.2 Disputes. If any dispute arises between us out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions, our respective representatives shall meet within 5 Business Days of receipt of a written notice of such dispute, in an effort to resolve the dispute. If the dispute is not resolved within 5 Business Days of that meeting, the dispute shall be referred to our respective senior management (or their nominees) who shall meet within 5 Business Days of the referral to attempt to resolve the dispute. If, despite following the process set out above, the dispute is not resolved, either of us may refer the matter to the courts. This clause shall not restrict either you or us from initiating any proceedings in respect of a matter where either party has reasonable cause to do so to avoid damage to its business or to protect or preserve any right of action it may have, or from applying for or obtaining emergency or interlocutory relief.

13.3 Force Majeure. We shall not be liable to you for any delay or failure to perform any or all of our obligations which arise from or is attributable to strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes, nuclear accident or acts of God, war or terrorist activity, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage (excluding malicious damage involving the employees of the affected party or its sub-contractors), compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction coming into force after the date of this Agreement, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm or default of suppliers or sub-contractors and, where they are beyond the reasonable control of the party so prevented, any other acts, events, omissions or accidents (“Force Majeure Event”). In such circumstances, we shall be entitled to a reasonable extension of the time for performing such obligations. If the period of delay or non-performance continues for 30 or more calendar days, you may terminate these Terms and Conditions by giving us 5 Business Days written notice.

13.4 Publicity. You agree that we shall be entitled to refer to you (or, where applicable, the advertiser to which the Commercial Service relates) as a client in sales and marketing literature (including websites) and reproduce your (or, where applicable, the advertiser to which the Commercial Service relates) prevailing logo or trademark for that sole purpose.

13.5 Third Party Rights. Unless expressly stated, no provision of these Terms and Conditions are enforceable by, or intended to benefit, any person (including, but not limited to, any Agency Client) who is not a party to these Terms and Conditions.

13.6 Assignment and subcontracting. These Terms and Conditions are personal to you. You shall not assign, delegate, sub-contract, transfer, charge or otherwise dispose of all or any of your rights and responsibilities under these Terms and Conditions without our prior written consent. Such consent shall not relieve you from any liability or obligation under these Terms and Conditions and you shall be responsible for the acts, omissions, defaults and/or negligence of your sub-contractors as fully as if they were your own. We may assign, delegate, sub-contract, transfer, charge or otherwise dispose of all or any of our rights and responsibilities under these Terms and Conditions at any time without your prior written consent.

13.7 Amendments and changes. No purported alteration or variation of these Terms and Conditions shall be effective unless it is in writing, refers specifically to these Terms and Conditions and is signed by an authorised representative of each of the parties to these Terms and Conditions. Any amendment to these Terms and Conditions agreed in writing by the parties shall (unless that amendment states otherwise) be deemed only to apply to any orders entered into after the date of such amendment.

13.8 Severability. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions are held by a court to be unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed to be amended to the extent necessary, and in a manner consistent with the intentions of the parties, to make it and the Agreement fully enforceable. The unenforceability of any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not affect the remaining provisions.

13.9 No Waiver. A delay in exercising, or failure to exercise, any right or remedy in connection with these Terms and Conditions shall not operate as a waiver of that right or remedy. The waiver of a right to require compliance with any provision of these Terms and Conditions in any instance shall not operate as a waiver of any further exercise or enforcement of that right. The waiver of any breach shall not operate as a waiver of any subsequent breach. No waiver in connection with these Terms and Conditions shall, in any event, be effective unless it is in writing and refers expressly to this clause.

13.10 Further assurance. Each party shall do and execute, or arrange for the doing and executing of, any act and/or document reasonably requested of it by any other party to implement and give full effect to the terms of these Terms and Conditions.

13.11 Remedies cumulative. The remedies under these Terms and Conditions are cumulative and no remedy is exclusive of any other remedy except as expressly stated.

13.12 Counterparts. These Terms and Conditions may be entered into in any number of counterparts and by the parties on separate counterparts, all of which taken together shall constitute one and the same instrument.

13.13 Status of parties. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall create, or be deemed to create, a partnership or joint venture or relationship of employer and employee or principal and agent between the parties.

13.14 Entire Agreement. These Terms and Conditions set out the entire understanding of the parties in relation to its subject matter and supersedes any prior understanding or agreement between the parties whether oral or written. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall, however, limit or exclude any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

13.5 Governing Law and Jurisdiction. These Terms and Conditions and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty or otherwise shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of England, and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts, to which the parties irrevocably submit.