Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. All contracts that the Provider may enter into from time to time for the provision of the Hosted Services and related services shall be governed by these Terms and Conditions.
1.1 Except to the extent expressly provided otherwise, in these Terms and Conditions:
"Account" means an account enabling a person to access and use the Hosted Services, including both administrator accounts and user accounts;
"Agreement" means a contract between the parties incorporating these Terms and Conditions, and any amendments to that contract from time to time;
"Business Day" means any weekday other than a bank or public holiday in England;
"Business Hours" means the hours of 09:00 to 17:00 GMT/BST on a Business Day;
"Charges" means the following amounts:
"Customer" means the person or entity identified as such in Section 1 of the Services Order Form;
"Customer Confidential Information" means:
"Customer Data" means all data, works and materials: uploaded to or stored on the Platform by the Customer; transmitted by the Platform at the instigation of the Customer; supplied by the Customer to the Provider for uploading to, transmission by or storage on the Platform; or generated by the Platform as a result of the use of the Hosted Services by the Customer;
"Documentation" means the documentation for the Hosted Services produced by the Provider and delivered or made available by the Provider to the Customer;
"Effective Date" means the date upon which the customer is given an account to login to the system;
"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 the internet or any public telecommunications network, hacker attacks, denial of service 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);
"Hosted Services" means the Finance Log system supplied by WMS Group Ltd which will be made available by the Provider to the Customer as a service via the internet in accordance with these Terms and Conditions;
"Hosted Services Defect" means a defect, error or bug in the Platform having a material adverse effect on the appearance, operation, functionality or performance of the Hosted Services, but excluding any defect, error or bug caused by or arising as a result of:
"Hosted Services Specification" means the specification for the Platform and Hosted Services;
"Intellectual Property Rights" means all intellectual property rights wherever in the world, whether registrable or unregistrable, registered or unregistered, including any application or right of application for such rights (and these "intellectual property rights" 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);
"Maintenance Services" means the general maintenance of the Platform and Hosted Services, and the application of Updates and Upgrades;
"Permitted Purpose" means for the purposes of analyzing the usage of the system and helping the customer with any issues related to the data held within the system;
"Personal Data" has the meaning given to it in the Data Protection Act 1998;
"Platform" means the platform managed by the Provider and used by the Provider to provide the Hosted Services, including the application and database software for the Hosted Services, the system and server software used to provide the Hosted Services, and the computer hardware on which that application, database, system and server software is installed;
"Provider" means WMS Group UK Ltd of Suite 1, Oxford House, Oxford Road, Thame, Oxon OX9 2AH, a company incorporated in England and Wales (registration number 07104868) having its registered office at Suite 1, Oxford House, Oxford Road, Thame, Oxon OX9 2AH, a partnership established under the laws of England and Wales having its principal place of business at Suite 1, Oxford House, Oxford Road, Thame, Oxon OX9 2AH;
"Services" means any services that the Provider provides to the Customer, or has an obligation to provide to the Customer, under these Terms and Conditions;
"Support Services" means support in relation to the use of, and the identification and resolution of errors in, the Hosted Services, but shall not include the provision of training services;
"Supported Web Browser" means the current release from time to time of Microsoft Internet Explorer or Google Chrome;
"Term" means the term of the Agreement, commencing in accordance with Clause 2.1 and ending in accordance with Clause 2.2;
"Terms and Conditions" means all the documentation containing the provisions of the Agreement, namely the Services Order Form, the main body of these Terms and Conditions and Schedule 1 (Acceptable Use Policy), including any amendments to that documentation from time to time;
"Update" means a hotfix, patch or minor version update to any Platform software; and
"Upgrade" means a major version upgrade of any Platform software.
2.1 The Agreement shall come into force upon the Effective Date.
2.2 The Agreement shall continue in force indefinitely, subject to termination in accordance with Clause 17.
2.3 Unless the parties expressly agree otherwise in writing, each Services Order Form shall create a distinct contract under these Terms and Conditions.
3.1 The Provider shall create an Account for the Customer and shall provide to the Customer login details for that Account on or promptly following the Effective Date.
3.2 The Provider hereby grants to the Customer a UK-wide and Ireland-wide, non-exclusive licence to use the Hosted Services by means of a Supported Web Browser for the internal business purposes of the Customer 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:
3.4 Except to the extent expressly permitted in these Terms and Conditions or required by law on a non-excludable basis, the licence granted by the Provider to the Customer under Clause 3.2 is subject to the following prohibitions:
3.5 The Customer shall use reasonable endeavours, including reasonable security measures relating to Account access details, to ensure that no unauthorised person may gain access to the Hosted Services using an Account.
3.6 The Provider shall use all reasonable endeavours to maintain the availability of the Hosted Services to the Customer, but does not guarantee 100% availability.
3.7 For the avoidance of doubt, downtime caused directly or indirectly by any of the following shall not be considered a breach of the Agreement:
3.8 The Customer must comply with Schedule 1 (Acceptable Use Policy), and must ensure that all persons using the Hosted Services with the authority of the Customer or by means of an Account comply with Schedule 1 (Acceptable Use Policy).
3.9 The Customer must not use the Hosted Services in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Hosted Services or Platform or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the Hosted Services.
3.10 The Customer must not use the Hosted Services:
3.11 For the avoidance of doubt, the Customer has no right to access the software code (including object code, intermediate code and source code) of the Platform, either during or after the Term.
4.1 The Provider shall provide the Maintenance Services to the Customer during the Term.
4.2 The Provider shall provide the Maintenance Services with reasonable skill and care.
5.1 The Provider shall provide the Support Services to the Customer during the Term.
5.2 The Provider shall make available to the Customer a helpdesk in accordance with the provisions of this main body of these Terms and Conditions.
5.3 The Provider shall provide the Support Services with reasonable skill and care.
5.4 The Customer may use the helpdesk for the purposes of requesting and, where applicable, receiving the Support Services; and the Customer must not use the helpdesk for any other purpose.
5.5 The Provider shall respond promptly to all requests for Support Services made by the Customer through the helpdesk.
6.1 The Customer hereby grants to the Provider a non-exclusive licence to store the Customer Data to the extent reasonably required for the performance of the Provider's obligations and the exercise of the Provider's rights under the Agreement, together with the right to sub-license these rights to its hosting, connectivity and telecommunications service providers to the extent reasonably required for the performance of the Provider's obligations and the exercise of the Provider's rights under the Agreement.
6.2 The Customer warrants to the Provider that the Customer Data will not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights or other legal rights of any person, and will not breach the provisions of any law, statute or regulation, in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law.
6.3 The Provider shall create a back-up copy of the Customer Data at least daily, shall ensure that each such copy is sufficient to enable the Provider to restore the Hosted Services to the state they were in at the time the back-up was taken, and shall retain and securely store each such copy for a minimum period of 7 days. This is a shared service, so a restore will affect all customers.
7.1 There is no Mobile App
8.1 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall operate to assign or transfer any Intellectual Property Rights from the Provider to the Customer, or from the Customer to the Provider.
9.1 This is a free service so the Customer does not need to pay anything to the Provider in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
10.1 This is a free service so no payments are required.
11.1 The Provider must:
11.2 Notwithstanding Clause 11.1, the Provider may disclose the Customer Confidential Information to the Provider's employees, professional advisers, insurers, agents and subcontractors who have a need to access the Customer Confidential Information for the performance of their work with respect to the Permitted Purpose and who are bound by a written agreement or professional obligation to protect the confidentiality of the Customer Confidential Information.
11.3 This Clause 11 imposes no obligations upon the Provider with respect to Customer Confidential Information that:
11.4 The restrictions in this Clause 11 do not apply to the extent that any Customer Confidential Information is required to be disclosed by any law or regulation, by any judicial or governmental order or request, or pursuant to disclosure requirements relating to the listing of the stock of the Provider on any recognised stock exchange.
11.5 The provisions of this Clause 11 shall continue in force indefinitely following the termination of the Agreement.
12.1 The Customer warrants to the Provider 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 these Terms and Conditions, and that the processing of that Personal Data by the Provider for the Permitted Purpose in accordance with these Terms and Conditions will not breach any applicable data protection or data privacy laws (including the Data Protection Act 1998).
12.2 To the extent that the Provider processes Personal Data disclosed by the Customer, the Provider warrants that:
13.1 The Provider warrants to the Customer that:
13.2 The Customer warrants to the Provider that it has the legal right and authority to enter into the Agreement and to perform its obligations under these Terms and Conditions.
13.7 All of the parties' warranties and representations in respect of the subject matter of the Agreement are expressly set out in these Terms and Conditions. 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 or any related contract.
14.1 The Customer acknowledges that complex software is never wholly free from defects, errors and bugs; and subject to the other provisions of these Terms and Conditions, the Provider gives no warranty or representation that the Hosted Services will be wholly free from defects, errors and bugs.
14.2 The Customer acknowledges that complex software is never entirely free from security vulnerabilities; and subject to the other provisions of these Terms and Conditions, the Provider gives no warranty or representation that the Hosted Services will be entirely secure.
14.3 The Customer acknowledges that the Provider will not provide any legal, financial, accountancy or taxation advice under these Terms and Conditions or in relation to the Hosted Services; and, except to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these Terms and Conditions, the Provider does not warrant or represent that the Hosted Services or the use of the Hosted Services by the Customer will not give rise to any legal liability on the part of the Customer or any other person.
15.1 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions will:
15.2 The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Clause 15 and elsewhere in these Terms and Conditions:
15.3 The Provider shall not be liable to the Customer in respect of any losses arising out of a Force Majeure Event.
15.4 The Provider shall not be liable to the Customer in respect of any loss of profits or anticipated savings.
15.5 The Provider shall not be liable to the Customer in respect of any loss of revenue or income.
15.6 The Provider shall not be liable to the Customer in respect of any loss of use or production.
15.7 The Provider shall not be liable to the Customer in respect of any loss of business, contracts or opportunities.
15.8 The Provider shall not be liable to the Customer in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.
15.9 The Provider shall not be liable to the Customer in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.
16.1 If a Force Majeure Event gives rise to a failure or delay in either party performing any obligation under the Agreement, that obligation will be suspended for the duration of the Force Majeure Event.
16.2 A party whose performance of its obligations under the Agreement is affected by a Force Majeure Event must take reasonable steps to mitigate the effects of the Force Majeure Event.
17.1 Either party may terminate the Agreement by giving to the other party at least 30 days' written notice of termination.
17.2 Either party may terminate the Agreement immediately by giving written notice of termination to the other party if the other party commits a material breach of these Terms and Conditions.
17.3 Either party may terminate the Agreement immediately by giving written notice of termination to the other party if:
18.1 Upon the termination of the Agreement, all of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall cease to have effect, save that the following provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall survive and continue to have effect (in accordance with their express terms or otherwise indefinitely): Clauses 1, 3.11, 7, 11, 15, 18, 21 and 22.
18.2 Except to the extent that these Terms and Conditions expressly provides otherwise, the termination of the Agreement shall not affect the accrued rights of either party.
19.1 The Provider's contact details for notices under this Clause 19 are as follows: WMS Group Ltd, Suite 1, Oxford House, Oxford Road, Thame, Oxon OX9 2AH
20.1 The Provider may subcontract any of its obligations under the Agreement.
20.2 The Provider shall remain responsible to the Customer for the performance of any subcontracted obligations.
20.3 Notwithstanding any other provision of these Terms and Conditions, the Customer acknowledges and agrees that the Provider may subcontract to any reputable third party hosting business the hosting of the Platform and the provision of services in relation to the support and maintenance of elements of the Platform.
21.1 No breach of any provision of the Agreement shall be waived except with the express written consent of the party not in breach.
21.2 If any provision of the Agreement is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions of the Agreement will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect (unless that would contradict the clear intention of the parties, in which case the entirety of the relevant provision will be deemed to be deleted).
21.3 The Agreement may not be varied except by a written document signed by or on behalf of each of the parties.
21.4 The Customer hereby agrees that the Provider may assign the Provider's contractual rights and obligations under the Agreement to any successor to all or a substantial part of the business of the Provider from time to time. The Customer must not without the prior written consent of the Provider assign, transfer or otherwise deal with any of the Customer's contractual rights or obligations under the Agreement.
21.5 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.
21.6 Subject to Clause 15.1, a Services Order Form, together with these Terms and Conditions and any Schedules, shall constitute the entire agreement between the parties in relation to the subject matter of that Services Order Form, and shall supersede all previous agreements, arrangements and understandings between the parties in respect of that subject matter.
21.7 These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.
21.8 The courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate any dispute arising under or in connection with the Agreement.
22.1 In these Terms and Conditions, a reference to a statute or statutory provision includes a reference to:
22.2 The Clause headings do not affect the interpretation of these Terms and Conditions.
22.3 References in these Terms and Conditions to "calendar months" are to the 12 named periods (January, February and so on) into which a year is divided.
22.4 In these Terms and Conditions, general words shall not be given a restrictive interpretation by reason of being preceded or followed by words indicating a particular class of acts, matters or things.
1.1 This acceptable use policy (the "Policy") sets out the rules governing:
1.2 References in this Policy to "you" are to any customer for the Services and any individual user of the Services (and "your" should be construed accordingly); and references in this Policy to "us" are to WMS Group UK Ltd (and "we" and "our" should be construed accordingly).
1.3 By using the Services, you agree to the rules set out in this Policy.
1.4 We will ask for your express agreement to the terms of this Policy before you upload or submit any Content or otherwise use the Services.
2.1 You must not use the Services in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Services or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the Services.
2.2 You must not use the Services:
2.3 You must ensure that all Content complies with the provisions of this Policy.
3.1 Content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any person's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action against any person (in each case in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law).
3.2 Content, and the use of Content by us in any manner licensed or otherwise authorised by you, must not:
3.3 You must ensure that Content is not and has never been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.
4.1 Content must be appropriate for all persons who have access to or are likely to access the Content in question
5.1 Content must not be untrue, false, inaccurate or misleading.
5.2 Statements of fact contained in Content and relating to persons (legal or natural) must be true;
6.1 Content must not consist of or contain any advice, instructions or other information that may be acted upon and could, if acted upon, cause death, illness or personal injury, damage to property, or any other loss or damage.
7.1 Content must be appropriate, civil and tasteful, and accord with generally accepted standards of etiquette and behaviour on the internet.
7.2 Content must not be offensive, deceptive, threatening, abusive, harassing, menacing, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory.
7.3 Content must not be liable to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
7.4 You must not use the Services to send any hostile communication or any communication intended to insult, including such communications directed at a particular person or group of people.
7.5 You must not use the Services for the purpose of deliberately upsetting or offending others.
7.6 You must not unnecessarily flood the Services with material relating to a particular subject or subject area, whether alone or in conjunction with others.
7.7 You must ensure that Content does not duplicate other content available through the Services.
7.8 You must ensure that Content is appropriately categorised.
7.9 You should use appropriate and informative titles for all Content.
7.10 You must at all times be courteous and polite to other users of the Services.
8.1 You must not use the Services for any purpose relating to the marketing, advertising, promotion, sale or supply of any product, service or commercial offering.
8.2 Content must not constitute or contain spam, and you must not use the Services to store or transmit spam - which for these purposes shall include all unlawful marketing communications and unsolicited commercial communications.
8.3 You must not send any spam or other marketing communications to any person using any email address or other contact details made available through the Services or that you find using the Services.
8.4 You must not use the Services to promote or operate any chain letters, Ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, matrix programs, "get rich quick" schemes or similar letters, schemes or programs.
9.1 You must not use the Services for any purpose relating to gambling, gaming, betting, lotteries, sweepstakes, prize competitions or any gambling-related activity.
10.1 You acknowledge that we do not actively monitor the Content or the use of the Services.
11.1 You must not conduct any systematic or automated data scraping, data mining, data extraction or data harvesting, or other systematic or automated data collection activity, by means of or in relation to the Services.
12.1 You must not link to any material using or by means of the Services that would, if it were made available through the Services, breach the provisions of this Policy.
13.1 The Content must not contain or consist of, and you must not promote or distribute by means of the Services, any viruses, worms, spyware, adware or other harmful or malicious software, programs, routines, applications or technologies.
13.2 The Content must not contain or consist of, and you must not promote or distribute by means of the Services, any software, programs, routines, applications or technologies that will or may have a material negative effect upon the performance of a computer or introduce material security risks to a computer.