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Please find our terms and conditions below. If you are ordering, once you have read the terms please confirm that you agree, using the form below (click here) we would advise that you print these for your records.

1. Definitions
1.1 In these Terms and Conditions the following meanings apply:
'we', 'our ', 'us' and 'the Company' mean Future Computer Services Ltd.
'you' and yours' mean the client with whom we make this contract, including any person reasonably appearing to us to act with that client's authority.
'commencement date' means the date set out on the quotation .
'pre-contractual statements' includes pre-contractual statements or agreements, representations, warranties, inducements or promises whether or not made innocently or negligently.
'domain name' means an Internet address that has been registered with the central authorities on the Internet on your behalf.
'web site', 'site', 'web space' mean the body of work, including text, images, thumbnails, photos and other media, that we develop for you and which is published on the Internet against your domain name.
'host' and 'hosting' mean publishing your web site on the Internet and connecting your name to that site.
'web hit counters' means an Internet connected service that records the number of approaches made to a site.
'down time' means any time span when any service is unavailable causing loss of access to the Internet by anyone.
ISP means Internet Service Provider.
'intellectual property rights' means any and all patents, trade marks, rights in domain names, rights in designs, copyrights and database rights (whether registered or not and any applications to register or rights to apply for registration of any of the foregoing) rights in confidential information and all other intellectual property rights of a similar or corresponding character which may subsist now or in the future in any part of the world.
'the price' means the sums to be paid by the you to us in consideration of the provision of the services.
'the terms of payment' means the terms of payment of the price specified in the quotation
'the quotation' our written statement to you specifying the charge for our services.
'the service' means the design, development, supply of a website, hosting facilities and promotion of the website as specified in the quotation
'the timetable' means the timetable of the provision of the Services as modified from time to time in accordance with the terms of this agreement.
'VAT' means value added tax.

2. Confidentiality and Data transmission
2.1 In the process of completing your work, we will hold personal information about you. This information is used only in the course of running our business. We do not make that information available to third parties, unless required to do so by law.
2.2 Both during this agreement and after its termination, the parties shall treat as confidential (and shall procure that its personnel and each of them treat as confidential) and shall not (and shall procure that their personnel and each of them does not) other than in the proper performance of this agreement, use or disclose to any person, firm or company, any confidential information belonging to the other party or its customers, unless required to do so by law.
2.3 The provisions of this clause shall survive the termination of this agreement but the restrictions contained in clause 2.2 shall cease to apply to any information which may come into the public domain otherwise than through unauthorised disclosure.
2.4 We may collect, hold, control, use and transmit data obtained from and about you and visitors to the website in the course of providing the Web Hosting Services and the website. By accepting the Web Hosting Services agreement you agree to such data being so used and further agrees that it may be transmitted to others in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
2.5 If your web site collects personal information from visitors, you must deal with that information ethically and you are responsible for registering the appropriate details with the Data Protection Register.

3. Personnel
3.1 We shall ensure that all of our personnel engaged in the project have the necessary skills, expertise and diligence to undertake such work and will conform to the professional standards generally observed in the computer industry for similar services.
3.2 Comply with the provisions in this agreement relating to Confidential information and Data transmission.

4. Intellectual property rights
4.1 By supplying text, materials, logos and pictures for inclusion on your web site you declare that you hold all the appropriate intellectual property licences and permissions. We accept no liability for any errors or omissions in respect of such permissions. You will indemnify us in respect of these matters and agree that liability in respect of any errors and omissions is your sole responsibility.
4.2 You will provide us with all the necessary intellectual property notices and licences for use on the site, on request.
4.3 If we use any text, materials logos and pictures believing it to be free of copyright and royalty, and which subsequently is found to have limitations as to copyright or royalty usage, we reserve the right to remove and/or replace it from the site.

5. Provision of Goods and Services
5.1 In agreeing to the provision of any services by us, you are deemed to have read and understood these Terms and Conditions and agree to be bound by the whole of the agreement.
5.2 Written quotations are supplied in good faith and remain valid for 30 days from the date of quotation. The quotation forms part of this agreement.
5.3 The quotation is supplied on the basis of best prices for software, hardware and services at the time of quotation and it may vary from time to time.
5.4 Quotations must be confirmed to you in writing in order to be valid. We require confirmation from you that you agree with the quote provided in writing together with the terms and conditions before the order is accepted by us.
5.5 We reserve the right of accepting or rejecting the order, however we will communicate our decision in writing within reasonable time.
5.6 Prices on contracts may rise from time to time. We reserve the right to annually review our prices in the contract of services. In June of each year we will review our charges and you will be notified of any changes, by notice in writing, which will take effect by 1st July of each year.

6. Production of Web Sites
6.1 On receipt of your order and suitable material for the production of your web site, a draft website layout will usually be provided within ten days. For small sites of under ten pages, once a final draft has been agreed we endeavour to complete the site within a further ten days. For larger websites, where e-commerce or bespoke work is required, time periods for completion will increase accordingly.
6.2 These time periods are subject to available time, taking account of other scheduled work. Time estimates should be discussed at the time of order. We accept no liability should the agreed period be exceeded for any reason.
6.3 When placing an order for a web site you will provide us with ideas of the layout as you may require. If no layout is provided by you, we will produce a draft graphic design to our specification.
6.4 Once you are in receipt of the first draft, you will provide details of any changes of layout and design to be taken into consideration for incorporation in the final design within 10 days from the delivery of the draft website. These agreed alterations will then be applied to the design so far as practicable.
6.5 Continued further alterations to the layout whether of a major change or a series of smaller changes may result in further charges, at our discretion. We reserve the right to make any such charges as we deem to be appropriate, which would be notified to you and agreed upon before commencement.
6.6 We will not include in your website any text, images or other data that we feel to be immoral, offensive, obscene or illegal. All advertising material must conform to standards laid down by all relevant advertising standards authorities. We reserve the right to refuse to include submitted material without giving reason.
6.7 websites and E-commerce where provided
6.7.1 Upon request we can provide your web site with e-commerce facilities by designing the catalogue, which is used as the operative shopping cart within the shopping facility.
6.7.2 It is our obligation to provide a means to backup your website, within hosting we provide. Backup facilities are provided to enable you to backup images and files, and site databases can also be backed up within hosting accounts that we provide.
6.7.3 It is your responsibility to backup your web site and shopping facility including files and images.
6.7.4 We accept no liability for loss of data, or loss of income resulting from website downtime, or from deletion of web pages, products, categories or failure of the system and you will indemnify us against such an event.
6.8 It is a condition that E-commerce facilities provided rely upon the third parties for online transactions. We have no control over the operation of these third parties whether it is in respect of their operating procedure, terms and conditions or faults and failures or loss of system.
6.9 We will not be liable for any loss of orders/income as a result of one of these third parties' downtime, operating procedure or end of operation.
6.10 If any third parties cease to operate these facilities, which then cause problems in the use of our system, we will use our best endeavours to produce and/or offer an alternative.

7. Provision of web hosting and e-mail facilities
7.1 We have no control over the operation of the third party which provides us with hosting and e-mail services.
7.2 You warrant to us that you will use the website and e-mail allocated to you only for lawful purposes. You will not upload, post, link to or transmit any material, which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, malicious, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, blasphemous, profane or otherwise objectionable in any way.
7.3 We reserve the right to remove any material which we deem inappropriate from your website without notice to you.
7.4 In the event that you experience any difficulties with website up time, collecting e-mail, and / or loss of e-mail, we will use our best endeavours to rectify and resolve the situation. We will not be liable for any loss of orders/income as a result of email loss / deletion or the website being unavailable.
7.5 We make no representation and give no warranty as to the accuracy or quality of information received by any person via the server and we shall have no liability for any loss or damage of e-mail or to any data, web pages or files stored on the server.
7.6 If we find that the web hosting service has fallen below our required standards we may take action to move your site or sites to a new hosting facility. Any change of host will be carried out with the minimum of disruption possible.
7.7 If we deem this to be necessary, we will inform you of any alteration of charges, before taking action.
7.8 In the event that you do not accept such alteration of charges, then you may move your site to a third party host of your choice. In this event, we will make files available to you but will not carry out the change unless contracted to do so (charges may apply and this is at our discretion).

8. Registering Domain names
8.1 When we register a domain on your behalf, you will be noted as the owner. Any such registration will be carried out upon request by you and are within the terms as set out in these Terms and Conditions.
8.2 We will use our company as the contact for administration of the domain name in the event that we take over the hosting and registration or where you require us to register the domain name.
8.3 If we fail to register a domain name before another hosting company group or individual we will not be liable for any costs or charges, or consequential loss in relation to purchase of this domain name from a third party.
8.4 Any quoted charges either written or verbal for the purchase and renewal may change without notice if the registration or hosting company change their charges.
8.5 We make every effort to renew domain names but should a domain name not be renewed for any reason, we accept no liability for any resulting loss.

9. Search Engine Optimisation Terms
9.1 We use our expertise and further advices to apply our perception of best practice in order to raise the profile of your site within the search engines.
9.2 If using our services for search engine optimisation, you give us permission to access and update both social media profiles and your website and alter pages as necessary in order to 'optimise' the site for the purpose of the search engines.
9.3 If you or your in house web developers alter the site in any way, you must notify us of this beforehand in writing, to prevent the removal or alteration of optimisation that has been carried out on the site or pages therein.
9.4 You shall indemnify us and keep us indemnified and hold us harmless from and against any losses caused by your breach of these terms and conditions.
9.5 We cannot guarantee that your site will be indexed by any particular search engine or directory or other search facility. We do not guarantee that your site will be ranked in the top ten sites for any given phrase or word variation.
9.6 We are unable to correlate the time between promotional work and site visitors and make no guarantees in respect of the same. We are unable to guarantee the number of visitors to any site.
9.7 We offer no guarantee as to the visitor response to the site and any subsequent turnaround into orders or other response. It is your responsibility to keep yourself informed and monitor the number and quality of visitors to your site.
9.8 Under these terms and conditions time will not be of the essence of this contract and we accept no responsibility for time critical/sensitive projects.
9.9 It is a condition of our agreement that if you promote the web site by using other parties or web sites of the same design without our written authorisation, not to be unreasonably withheld, it will constitute a breach of this agreement.
9.10 Your failure to request written authorisation from us to promote the website using other parties, such as other companies or individuals or methods will amount to a breach of the agreement.
9.11 Clause 9.9 includes but is not limited to registration of the site or duplicate site with the following:  search engines, web directory or shopping sites, link exchanges or other web site registration and also includes optimisation or addition of site pages for the purpose of site promotion, unless otherwise agreed in writing.
9.12 Should we elect to terminate the contract, our initial set up and any costs accrued will still be due.
9.13 Where any site is found to be a duplicate or similar, through no fault of your own, it may be necessary to significantly alter the content of the site in order to gain ranking from any search engine. You agree to meet our costs, if you decide to go ahead with these alterations, and to aid us in provision of other original material and text as appropriate.
9.14 We accept no liability for any consequence arising from the blocking, de-listing or similar of your site by any search engine or directory.

10. Telephone support
10.1 We offer free telephone technical support from one year from the date of purchase via incoming calls on our standard landline number to assist with website maintenance or site promotion problems or questions if we are helping with SEO. Hosting and e-mail free technical support remains in operation for the duration of hosting with us.
10.2 This free support is limited to a maximum of 1 hour per week, which expires if unused. It applies to problems and questions relating to warranty and technical support for services supplied by us.

11. Charges
11.1 On acceptance of the quotation these terms are held to be accepted and binding
11.2 If you wish to use an alternative website host to the website hosting configured on your site, we will provide a quotation for any reconfiguration work necessary.
11.3 All proprietary rights arising from the provision of our services remain the property of Future Computer Services Ltd until settlement of all outstanding invoices. Notwithstanding the forgoing outstanding invoices will continue to amount to a breach of contract
11.4 It is hereby agreed between the parties that where we withdraw our services pursuant to clause 11.3, we reserve the right to remove pages that we have supplied to your site subject to two weeks' notice. We shall not be liable for any loss of profit or income incurred as a result, nor shall payment for our services cease to be due.
11.5 You will not be entitled to reinstate any page removed by us pursuant to clause 11.3, unless you pay the outstanding invoice prior to reinstallation.
11.6 We will not accept responsibility for any third party charges whatsoever in respect of reconfiguration, set-up or alteration of any equipment of any software, web site or service.

12. Payment terms
12.1 Unless otherwise stated in the quotation, payment is due strictly within fourteen days of the date of the invoice.
12.2 Web site set up charges are payable in 3 instalments unless otherwise stipulated in the quotation and in accordance with the charge quoted. An agreed initial deposit will be paid before the commencement of the work. The second payment is due on production of the draft site. The balance is due within fourteen days upon completion of the site. Completion includes all agreed alterations and corrections.
12.3 We must be informed/notified of final alterations to the draft web within 10 working days of production of the draft site in order that completion of the site can take place. If no notice of alteration is received the balance will become due in accordance with the invoice for the balance and payable  as set out in paragraph 12.2 whether any alterations are required or not.
12.4 If payment is not received in accordance with the terms and conditions, we reserve the right to charge interest at the rate of 8% (eight per cent) per month.

13. Termination
13.1 We shall be entitled to suspend the Services and/or terminate this agreement forthwith without notice to you if you fail to pay any sums due to us as they fall due or you breach any of these terms and conditions.
13.1.1 All website promotion and hosting charges accrued up until the end of the notice period are payable.
13.2 Hosting facility and domain name
13.2.1 Either party may terminate the hosting facility contract by giving the other party at least one-month's notice before hosting is due for renewal.
13.2.2 Only the person who is the authorised owner of a domain name may cancel the renewal process or request transfer. We require a minimum of 3 months' notice before the renewal date is due to expire.
13.3 Termination of the Promotion Contract
13.3.1 A promotion contract can be terminated by either party by giving one months' notice in writing.

14. Free Services within Web Sites Provided
14.1 We make use of several free services. Included in these are web hit counters, search facilities and E-commerce secure servers. If, at any stage, any of the free service providers used by us become a 'pay for' services. You will be given written notice.
14.2 You will be required to confirm whether you wish to be transferred to an alternative free service (subject to availability) or to pay for the service in accordance with the terms of the service provider.
14.3 In the alternative you can instruct us to have the service removed from your website.

15. Entire/Whole Agreement
15.1 You acknowledge that you have been told that if there is any pre-contractual statement(s), which you consider has induced you to enter into this agreement you are obliged to submit particulars of them to us before commencement of work, so that any misconceptions or misunderstanding can be resolved. You having been given the opportunity to provide us with particulars of such pre-contractual statements, which you consider to have been made which so induced you to enter into this agreement, shall be deemed not to have relied upon any pre-contractual statements made or given or purportedly given to you.
15.2 This agreement therefore contains the entire agreement between the parties and accordingly no pre-contractual statements shall add to or vary this agreement or be of any force or effect and unless such pre-contractual statement is either contained in this agreement or annex to it, you waive any rights you may have to sue for damages and/or rescind this agreement.
15.3 Nothing in this document shall be construed as creating any agency, partnership or other form of joint venture between the parties.
15.4 This Agreement supersedes all prior agreements, arrangements and undertakings between the parties and constitutes the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter of this agreement and can only be modified or waived by a subsequent written agreement signed by both parties. The parties agree that they have not entered into this agreement on the basis of any representation that is not expressly incorporated into this agreement.
15.5 No addition to or variation of these Terms and Conditions will bind the parties, unless it is specifically agreed in writing and signed by a director of the Company.
15.6 Only the Director of the Company has the authority to alter or vary these Terms and Conditions in any way.
15.7 The parties confirm their intent to not to confer any rights on any third parties by virtue of this agreement and accordingly the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 shall not apply to this agreement.

16. Liability
16.1 We have no control over the operation of the third parties whether it is in respect of their operating procedures, terms and conditions or faults failures or loss of systems. We therefore accept no liability for any losses arising from any such matters, whatever the cause.
16.2 You will indemnify us against any loss or expenses sustained by us by reason of breach of this contract and any actions, proceedings, claims or demands in any way connected with contract brought on or threatened against us by a third party, which are caused by or arise from any action we carried out pursuant to your instructions.
16.3 All conditions, terms, representations and warranties relating to the service supplied under this agreement, whether imposed by statute or operation of law or otherwise, that are not expressly stated in these terms and conditions including, without limitation, the implied warranty of satisfactory quality and fitness for the purpose are hereby excluded to the extent permitted/available under English law.
16.4 Our entire liability to you in respect of any breach of our contractual obligations, conditions, or warrantees or in respect of any purported representation, statement or tortious act or omission including negligence arising under or in connection with this agreement shall, except in respect of personal injury or death, be limited to the charges paid by you in respect of the Services which are the subject of any such claim.

17. Notices
17.1 All notice under this agreement shall be in writing.
17.2 Notices shall be deemed to have been duly given by either party when sent to an appropriate e-mail address, postal address or fax number provided by the parties for the purpose.

18. Non-Waiver
18.1 Failure by us to enforce a contractual provision to which you are subject shall not affect our right to require such performance at any subsequent time.

19. Force Majeure
19.1 We do not accept liability for any breach of this contract if the breach was caused by any of the following: An act of God, insurrection or civil disorder, war or military operations, terrorism, national or local emergency, acts of government, highway authority. Our compliance with any statutory obligation, industrial disputes of any kind (whether or not involving employees of Future Computer Services Ltd), flood. Fire lighting, explosion, subsidence, weather of exceptional severity, acts or omission of persons for whom Future Computer Services Ltd is not responsible (including other telecommunication service providers), or any other cause that is outside our control.

20. Law
20.1 The applicable law of this agreement is English Law.
20.2 The parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

21. Severability
21.1 If any term or provision or any part of this Agreement shall be declared or become unenforceable invalid or illegal for any reason whatsoever the other terms and provisions of this agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

 


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Last update: 04.05.2017