Terms & Conditions

Terms and conditions of use

Introduction

These terms and conditions apply between you, the User of this Website (including any sub-domains, unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions), and Platinum Chrome Limited, the owner and operator of this Website. Please read these terms and conditions carefully, as they affect your legal rights. Your agreement to comply with and be bound by these terms and conditions is deemed to occur upon your first use of the Website. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, you should stop using the Website immediately.

In these terms and conditions, User or Users means any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by Platinum Chrome Limited and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Platinum Chrome Limited and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services.

You must be at least 18 years of age to use this Website. By using the Website and agreeing to these terms and conditions, you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age.

Intellectual property and acceptable use

  1. All Content included on the Website, unless uploaded by Users, is the property of Platinum Chrome Limited, our affiliates or other relevant third parties. In these terms and conditions, Content means any text, graphics, images, audio, video, software, data compilations, page layout, underlying code and software and any other form of information capable of being stored in a computer that appears on or forms part of this Website, including any such content uploaded by Users. By continuing to use the Website you acknowledge that such Content is protected by copyright, trademarks, database rights and other intellectual property rights. Nothing on this site shall be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark, logo or service mark displayed on the site without the owner’s prior written permission
  2. You may, for your own personal, non-commercial use only, do the following:
    1. retrieve, display and view the Content on a computer screen
    2. print one copy of the Content
  3. You must not otherwise reproduce, modify, copy, distribute or use for commercial purposes any Content without the written permission of Platinum Chrome Limited.

Prohibited use

  1.  You may not use the Website for any of the following purposes:
    1. in any way which causes, or may cause, damage to the Website or interferes with any other person’s use or enjoyment of the Website;
    2. in any way which is harmful, unlawful, illegal, abusive, harassing, threatening or otherwise objectionable or in breach of any applicable law, regulation, governmental order;
    3. making, transmitting or storing electronic copies of Content protected by copyright without the permission of the owner.

Links to other websites

  1. This Website may contain links to other sites. Unless expressly stated, these sites are not under the control of Platinum Chrome Limited or that of our affiliates.
  2.  We assume no responsibility for the content of such Websites and disclaim liability for any and all forms of loss or damage arising out of the use of them.
  3.  The inclusion of a link to another site on this Website does not imply any endorsement of the sites themselves or of those in control of them.

Privacy Policy

  1.  Use of the Website is also governed by our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into these terms and conditions by this reference. To view the Privacy Policy, please click on the following: https://platinumchrome.co.uk/privacy-policy/.

Availability of the Website and disclaimers

  1. Any online facilities, tools, services or information that Platinum Chrome Limited makes available through the Website (the Service) is provided “as is” and on an “as available” basis. We give no warranty that the Service will be free of defects and/or faults. To the maximum extent permitted by the law, we provide no warranties (express or implied) of fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy of information, compatibility and satisfactory quality. Platinum Chrome Limited is under no obligation to update information on the Website.
  2. Whilst Platinum Chrome Limited uses reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Website is secure and free of errors, viruses and other malware, we give no warranty or guaranty in that regard and all Users take responsibility for their own security, that of their personal details and their computers.
  3.  Platinum Chrome Limited accepts no liability for any disruption or non-availability of the Website.
  4.  Platinum Chrome Limited reserves the right to alter, suspend or discontinue any part (or the whole of) the Website including, but not limited to, any products and/or services available. These terms and conditions shall continue to apply to any modified version of the Website unless it is expressly stated otherwise.

Limitation of liability

  1. Nothing in these terms and conditions will: (a) limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from our or your negligence, as applicable; (b) limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or (c) limit or exclude any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law.
  2.  We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of events beyond our reasonable control.
  3. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Platinum Chrome Limited accepts no liability for any of the following:
    1. any business losses, such as loss of profits, income, revenue, anticipated savings, business, contracts, goodwill or commercial opportunities;
    2. loss or corruption of any data, database or software;
    3. any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.

General

  1. You may not transfer any of your rights under these terms and conditions to any other person. We may transfer our rights under these terms and conditions where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.
  2. These terms and conditions may be varied by us from time to time. Such revised terms will apply to the Website from the date of publication. Users should check the terms and conditions regularly to ensure familiarity with the then current version.
  3. These terms and conditions together with the Privacy Policy contain the whole agreement between the parties relating to its subject matter and supersede all prior discussions, arrangements or agreements that might have taken place in relation to the terms and conditions.
  4. The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 shall not apply to these terms and conditions and no third party will have any right to enforce or rely on any provision of these terms and conditions.
  5. If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of these terms and conditions (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of these terms and conditions will not be affected.
  6. Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.
  7. This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales and all disputes arising under the Agreement (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.

Platinum Chrome Limited details

  1. Platinum Chrome Limited is a company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 09750580 whose registered address is Unit 15, Barham Business Park, Elham Valley Road, Barham, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 6DQ and it operates the Website https://platinumchrome.co.uk.You can contact Platinum Chrome Limited by email on info@platinumchrome.co.uk.

Terms and condition relating to service provided

 

THE CUSTOMER’S ATTENTION IS PARTICULARLY DRAWN TO THE PROVISIONS OF CLAUSE 8 (LIMITATION OF LIABILITY).

  1. INTERPRETATION

THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS AND RULES OF INTERPRETATION APPLY IN THESE CONDITIONS.

1.1          Definitions:

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 set out in clause 2.2.

Conditions: these terms and conditions as amended from time to time in accordance with clause 11.5.

Contract: the contract between Platinum chrome and the Customer for the supply of Services in accordance with these Conditions.

Control: shall be as defined in section 1124 of the Corporation Tax Act 2010, and the expression change of Control shall be construed accordingly.

Customer: the person or firm who purchases Services from Platinum chrome.

Customer Default: has the meaning set out in clause 4.2.

Data Controller: has the meaning set out in section 1(1) of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Data Subject: an individual who is the subject of Personal Data.

Deliverables: the deliverables set out in the Order produced by Platinum chrome for the Customer.

Intellectual Property Rights: patents, utility models, rights to inventions, copyright and related rights, moral rights, trademarks and service marks, business names and domain names, rights in get-up, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off or unfair competition, rights in designs, database rights, rights to use, and protect the confidentiality of, confidential information (including know-how), 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 in the Customer’s purchase order form.

Personal Data: has the meaning set out in section 1(1) of the Data Protection Act 1998 and relates only to personal data, or any part of such personal data, in respect of which the Customer is the Data Controller and in relation to which PLATINUM CHROME is providing Services under the Contract.

Processing and process: have the meaning set out section 1(1) of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Services: the services, including the Deliverables, supplied by Platinum chrome to the Customer as set out in the Specification.

Specification: the description or specification of the Services provided in writing by Platinum chrome to the Customer.

Supplier: Platinum chrome Limited registered in England and Wales with company number 09750580 (“Platinum chrome”).

Supplier Materials: has the meaning set out in clause 4.1(h).

1.2          Interpretation:

1.3          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.

1.4          Any words following the terms includingincludein particular, for example or 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.

1.5          A reference to writing or written includes faxes and emails.

  1. BASIS OF CONTRACT

2.1          The Order constitutes an offer by the Customer to purchase Services in accordance with these Conditions.

2.2         The Order shall only be deemed to be accepted when Platinum chrome issues written acceptance of the Order at which point, and on which date the Contract shall come into existence (Commencement Date).

2.3          Any samples, drawings, descriptive matter or advertising issued by Platinum chrome, and any descriptions or illustrations contained in the Platinum chrome’s catalogues or brochures, are issued or published for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the Services described in them. They shall not form part of the Contract or have any contractual force.

2.4          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.

2.5          Any estimate given by Platinum chrome shall not constitute an offer and is only valid for a period of 30 days from its date of issue.

  1. SUPPLY OF SERVICES

3.1          Platinum chrome shall supply the Services to the Customer in accordance with the Specification in all material respects.

3.2          Platinum chrome shall use all reasonable endeavours to meet any performance dates specified in the order form, but any such dates shall be estimates only and time shall not be of the essence for performance of the Services.

3.3          Platinum chrome reserves the right to amend the Specification if necessary to comply with any applicable law or regulatory requirement, or if the amendment will not materially affect the nature or quality of the Services, and Platinum chrome shall notify the Customer in any such event.

3.4          Platinum chrome warrants to the Customer that the Services will be provided using reasonable care and skill.

  1. CUSTOMER’S OBLIGATIONS

4.1          The Customer shall:

(a)       ensure that the terms of the Order and any information it provides in the Specification are complete and accurate;

(b)       co-operate with Platinum chrome in all matters relating to the Services;

(c)       provide Platinum chrome, its employees, agents, consultants and subcontractors, with access to the Customer’s premises, office accommodation and other facilities as reasonably required by Platinum chrome;

(d)       provide the Supplier with such information and materials as Platinum chrome may reasonably require in order to supply the Services, and ensure that such information is complete and accurate in all material respects;

(e)       prepare the Customer’s premises for the supply of the Services;

(f)        obtain and maintain all necessary licences, permissions and consents which may be required for the Services before the date on which the Services are to start;

(g)       comply with all applicable laws, including health and safety laws; and

(h)       keep all materials, equipment, documents and other property of Platinum chrome (Supplier Materials) at the Customer’s premises in safe custody at its own risk, maintain the Supplier Materials in good condition until returned to Platinum chrome, and not dispose of or use Platinum chrome Materials other than in accordance with Platinum chrome’s written instructions or authorisation.

4.2          If Platinum chrome’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, Platinum chrome 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 Platinum chrome’s performance of any of its obligations;

(b)       Platinum chrome shall not be liable for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by the Customer arising directly or indirectly from Platinum chrome’s failure or delay to perform any of its obligations as set out in this clause 4.2; and

(c)       the Customer shall reimburse Platinum chrome on written demand for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by Platinum chrome arising directly or indirectly from the Customer Default.

  1. CHARGES AND PAYMENT

5.1          The Charges for the Services shall be calculated on a time and materials basis:

(a)       the Charges shall be calculated in accordance Platinum chrome’s daily fee rates, as set out in the order form;

(b)       Platinum chrome’s daily fee rates for each individual are calculated on the basis of an eight-hour day from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm;

(c)       Platinum chrome shall be entitled to charge an overtime rate of 150 per cent of the daily fee rate on a pro-rata basis for each part day or for any time worked by individuals whom it engages on the Services outside the hours referred to in clause 5.1(b); and

Platinum chrome shall be entitled to charge the Customer for any expenses reasonably incurred by the individuals whom Platinum chrome engages in connection with the Services including travelling expenses, hotel costs, subsistence and any associated expenses, and for the cost of services provided by third parties and required by Platinum chrome for the performance of the Services, and for the cost of any materials.

5.2          Platinum chrome reserves the right to increase the Charges on an annual basis with effect from each anniversary of the Commencement Date in line with the percentage increase in the Retail Prices Index in the preceding 12-month period and the first such increase shall take effect on the first anniversary of the Commencement Date and shall be based on the latest available figure for the percentage increase in the Retail Prices Index.

5.3          Platinum chrome shall invoice the Customer on completion of the Services, but there may be times when a 50% deposite will be required.

5.4          The Customer shall pay each invoice submitted by Platinum chrome:

(a)       within 0 days of the date of the invoice; and

(b)       in full and in cleared funds to a bank account nominated in writing by Platinum chrome, and time for payment shall be of the essence of the Contract.

5.5         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 Platinum chrome to the Customer, the Customer shall, on receipt of a valid VAT invoice from Platinum chrome,

pay to Platinum chrome 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.

5.6         If the Customer fails to make a payment due to Platinum chrome under the Contract by the due date, then, without limiting Platinum chrome ’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 5.6 will 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%.

5.7          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).

  1. 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 Platinum chrome.

6.2          Platinum chrome 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.

6.3          The Customer shall not sub-license, assign or otherwise transfer the rights granted in Clause 6.2.

6.4          The Customer grants Platinum chrome a fully paid-up, non-exclusive, royalty-free, non-transferable licence to copy and modify any materials provided by the Customer to Platinum chrome for the term of the Contract for the purpose of providing the Services to the Customer.

  1. DATA PROTECTION AND DATA PROCESSING

7.1          The Customer and Platinum chrome acknowledge that for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, the Customer is the Data Controller and Platinum chrome is the data processor in respect of any Personal Data.

7.2          Platinum chrome shall process the Personal Data only in accordance with the Customer’s instructions from time to time and shall not process the Personal Data for any purposes other than those expressly authorised by the Customer.

7.3          Platinum chrome shall take reasonable steps to ensure the reliability of all its employees who have access to the Personal Data.

7.4          Each party warrants to the other that it will process the Personal Data in compliance with all applicable laws, enactments, regulations, orders, standards and other similar instruments.

7.5          Platinum chrome warrants that, having regard to the state of technological development and the costs of implementing any measures, it will:

(a)       take appropriate technical and organisational measures against the unauthorised or unlawful processing of Personal Data and against the accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, Personal Data to ensure a level of security appropriate to:

              (i)        the harm that might result from such unauthorised or unlawful processing or accidental loss, destruction or damage; and

              (ii)       the nature of the data to be protected; and

(b)       take reasonable steps to ensure compliance with those measures.

7.6          Each party agrees to indemnify and keep indemnified and defend at its own expense the other party against all costs, claims, damages or expenses incurred by the other party or for which the other party may become liable due to any failure by the first party or its employees or agents to comply with any of its obligations under this clause 7.

7.7          The Customer acknowledges that Platinum chrome is reliant on the Customer for direction as to the extent to which Platinum chrome is entitled to use and process the Personal Data. Consequently, Platinum chrome will not be liable for any claim brought by a Data Subject arising from any action or omission by the Supplier, to the extent that such action or omission resulted directly from the Customer’s instructions.

7.8         Platinum chrome may authorize a third party (subcontractor) to process the Personal Data provided that the subcontractor’s contract:

(a)       is on terms which are substantially the same as those set out in the Contract; and

(b)       terminates automatically on termination of the Contract for any reason.

  1. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: THE CUSTOMER’S ATTENTION IS PARTICULARLY DRAWN TO THIS CLAUSE

8.1          Nothing in the Contract shall limit or exclude Platinum chrome’s liability for:

(a)       death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors;

(b)       fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or

(c)       breach of the terms implied by section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (title and quiet possession) or any other liability which cannot be limited or excluded by applicable law.

8.2          Subject to clause 8.1, Platinum chrome shall not be liable to the Customer, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), for breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising under or in connection with the Contract for:

(a)       loss of profits;

(b)       loss of sales or business;

(c)       loss of agreements or contracts;

(d)       loss of anticipated savings;

(e)       loss of use or corruption of software, data or information;

(f)        loss of damage to goodwill; and

(g)       any indirect or consequential loss.

8.3          Subject to clause 8.1, Platinum chrome ’s total liability to the Customer, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising under or in connection with the Contract shall be limited to 50.0% of the total Charges paid under the Contract.

8.4          The terms implied by sections 3 to 5 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.

8.5          This clause 8 shall survive termination of the Contract.

  1. TERMINATION

9.1          Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, either party may terminate the Contract by giving the other party the agreed number of [months’][month’s] written notice.

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 the agreed number of 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;

(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; or

(d)       the other party’s financial position deteriorates to such an extent that in the terminating party’s opinion the other party’s capability to adequately fulfil its obligations under the Contract has been placed in jeopardy.

9.3          Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, Platinum chrome 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; or

(a)       there is a change of Control of the Customer.

9.4          Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, Platinum chrome may suspend the supply of Services under the Contract or any other contract between the Customer and Platinum chrome if the Customer fails to pay any amount due under the Contract on the due date for payment, the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 9.2(b) to clause 9.2(d) or Platinum chrome reasonably believes that the Customer is about to become subject to any of them.

  1. CONSEQUENCES OF TERMINATION

10.1         On termination of the Contract:

(a)       the Customer shall immediately pay to Platinum chrome all of Platinum chrome ’s outstanding unpaid invoices and interest and, in respect of Services supplied but for which no invoice has been submitted, Platinum chrome shall submit an invoice, which shall be payable by the Customer immediately on receipt;

(b)       the Customer shall return all of Platinum chrome Materials and any Deliverables which have not been fully paid for. If the Customer fails to do so, then Platinum chrome may enter the Customer’s premises and take possession of them. Until they have been returned, the Customer shall be solely responsible for their safe keeping and will not use them for any purpose not connected with the Contract.

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.

10.3          Any provision of the Contract that expressly or by implication is intended to come into or continue in force on or after termination or expiry of the Contract shall remain in full force and effect.

  1. GENERAL

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)       Platinum chrome 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, 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 Platinum chrome.

11.3          CONFIDENTIALITY.

(a)       Each party undertakes that it shall not at any time 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.

(c)       Nothing in this clause shall limit or exclude any liability for fraud.

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 authorized 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 breach or default. 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 enforce ability of the rest of the Contract.

11.8          Notices.

(a)       Any notice or other communication 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 fax to its main fax number or sent by email to the address specified in the order form

(b)       Any notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been received: if delivered by hand, on signature of a delivery receipt or at the time the notice is left at the proper address; if sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service, at 9.00 am on the second day after posting or at the time recorded by the delivery service; or, if sent by fax or email, at 9am on the next day after transmission.

(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.

(a)       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.

(b)       The rights of the parties to rescind or vary the Contract are not subject to the consent of any other person.

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.