Terms of Service

Last updated: 31 March, 2021

Terms and Conditions for the Software as a Service product “Attlaz”

1. Definitions and Interpretation

1.1 The definitions and rules of interpretation in this clause apply in these terms and conditions.

Authorised Users: those employees, agents and independent contractors of the Customer (defined below) who are authorised by the Customer to use the Services and the Documentation.

Business Day: a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday in Scotland when banks in Glasgow are open for business.

Confidential Information: information that is proprietary or confidential and is either clearly labelled as such or identified as Confidential Information in clause 10.6 or clause 10.7.

Controller, processor, data subject, personal data, personal data breach, processing and appropriate technical and organisational measures: as defined in the Data Protection Legislation.

Customer Data: the data inputted by the Customer, Authorised Users, or the Supplier on the Customer’s behalf for the purpose of using the Services or facilitating the Customer’s use of the Services.

Data Protection Legislation: the UK Data Protection Legislation and any other European Union legislation relating to personal data and all other legislation and regulatory requirements in force from time to time which apply to a party relating to the use of personal data (including, without limitation, the privacy of electronic communications).

Documentation: the document made available to the Customer by the Supplier online via our website (https://attlaz.com/) or such other web address notified by the Supplier to the Customer from time to time which sets out a description of the Services and the user instructions for the Services.

Effective Date: the date the Supplier commences supplying the Services to the Customer.

Fees: the fees payable by the Customer to the Supplier, as set out in plans (https://attlaz.com/plans) which may be amended from time to time.

Normal Business Hours: between 0900 and 1700 local UK time, each Business Day.

Renewal Period: the period described in clause 13.1.

Services: the services provided by the Supplier to the Customer in respect of the Customer’s access to and use of the Software under these terms and conditions via our website (https://attlaz.com/) or any other website notified to the Customer by the Supplier from time to time, as more particularly described in the Documentation.

Software: the online software applications provided by the Supplier as part of the Services.

Software Support Service Terms: the supplier’s policy for providing support in relation to the Services as made available at our website (https://attlaz.com/) or such other website address as may be notified to the Customer from time to time.

Supplier: Echron (Belgium) BV incorporated and registered in Belgium with company number 0674 825 733 whose registered office is at Kerkwegel 4, 8020 Ruddervoorde.

Term: has the meaning given in clause 13.1 (being the Trial Period together with any subsequent Renewal Periods).

Trial Period: 14 days commencing from the Effective Date.

UK Data Protection Legislation: all applicable data protection and privacy legislation in force from time to time in the UK including the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679); the Data Protection Act 2018; the Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive 2002/58/EC (as updated by Directive 2009/136/EC) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/2426) as amended.

Virus: any thing or device (including any software, code, file or programme) which may: 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; prevent, impair or otherwise adversely affect access to or the operation of any programme or data, including the reliability of any programme or data (whether by rearranging, altering or erasing the programme or data in whole or part or otherwise); or adversely affect the user experience, including worms, trojan horses, viruses and other similar things or devices.

1.2 These terms and conditions shall apply to and be incorporated into every agreement between the Supplier and any person, firm or company (the “Customer”) under which the Supplier supplies the Services.

1.3 These terms and conditions shall supersede all earlier supply conditions of the Supplier, if any.

1.4 These terms and conditions shall take precedence over any conditions of the Customer and shall not be varied without the written consent of a director of the Supplier.

2. Customer Undertakings

2.1 The Customer shall not access, store, distribute or transmit any Viruses, or any material during the course of its use of the Services that:

  • (a) is unlawful, harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, infringing, harassing or racially or ethnically offensive;
  • (b) facilitates illegal activity;
  • (c) depicts sexually explicit images;
  • (d) promotes unlawful violence;
  • (e) is discriminatory based on race, gender, colour, religious belief, sexual orientation, disability; or
  • (f) is otherwise illegal or causes damage or injury to any person or property;

and the Supplier reserves the right, without liability or prejudice to its other rights to the Customer, to disable the Customer’s access to any material that breaches the provisions of this clause.

2.2 The Customer shall not:

  • (a) except as may be allowed by any applicable law which is incapable of exclusion by agreement between the parties and except to the extent expressly permitted under these terms and conditions:
    • (i) attempt to copy, modify, duplicate, create derivative works from, frame, mirror, republish, download, display, transmit, or distribute all or any portion of the Software and/or Documentation (as applicable) in any form or media or by any means; or
    • (ii) attempt to de-compile, reverse compile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise reduce to human-perceivable form all or any part of the Software; or
  • (b) access all or any part of the Services and Documentation in order to build a product or service which competes with the Services and/or the Documentation; or
  • (c) use the Services and/or Documentation to provide services to third parties; or
  • (d) subject to clause 21.1, license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, display, disclose, or otherwise commercially exploit, or otherwise make the Services, the Software and/or Documentation available to any third party except the Authorised Users, or
  • (e) attempt to obtain, or assist third parties in obtaining, access to the Services and/or Documentation, other than as provided under this clause 2; and

2.3 The Customer shall use all reasonable endeavours to prevent any unauthorised access to, or use of, the Services and/or the Documentation and, in the event of any such unauthorised access or use, promptly notify the Supplier.

2.4 The rights provided under this clause 2 are granted to the Customer only, and shall not be considered granted to any subsidiary or holding company of the Customer.

3. Services

3.1 The Supplier shall, during the Term, provide the Services and make available the Documentation to the Customer on and subject to these terms and conditions.

3.2 The Supplier shall use commercially reasonable endeavours to make the Services available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except for:

  • (a) planned maintenance – the Supplier shall notify the Customer in advance when Services will be unavailable with regards to planned maintenance; and
  • (b) unscheduled maintenance performed outside Normal Business Hours, provided that the Supplier has used reasonable endeavours to give the Customer at least 2 Normal Business Hours’ notice in advance.

3.3 The Supplier will, as part of the Services and in consideration of the support fees set out in the Software Support Service Terms, provide the Customer with the Supplier’s standard customer support services during Normal Business Hours in accordance with the Supplier’s Software Support Service Terms in effect at the time that the Services are provided. The Supplier may amend the Software Support Service Terms in its sole and absolute discretion from time to time.

4. Customer Data

4.1 The Customer shall own all right, title and interest in and to all of the Customer Data and shall have sole responsibility for the legality, reliability, integrity, accuracy and quality of all such Customer Data.

4.2 In the event of any loss or damage to Customer Data, the Customer’s sole and exclusive remedy against the Supplier shall be for the Supplier to use reasonable commercial endeavours to restore the lost or damaged Customer Data from the latest back-up of such Customer Data maintained by the Supplier. The Supplier shall not be responsible for any loss, destruction, alteration or disclosure of Customer Data caused by any third party.

4.3 Both parties will comply with all applicable requirements of the Data Protection Legislation. This clause 4 is in addition to, and does not relieve, remove or replace, a party’s obligations or rights under the Data Protection Legislation.

4.4 The parties acknowledge that:

  • (a) if the Supplier processes any personal data on the Customer’s behalf when performing its obligations under these terms and conditions, the Customer is the controller and the Supplier is the processor for the purposes of the Data Protection Legislation;
  • (b) the personal data may be transferred or stored outside the European Economic Area or the country where the Customer and the Authorised Users are located in order to carry out the Services and the Supplier’s other obligations under these terms and conditions, subject to Clause 4.6(b).

4.5 Without prejudice to the generality of clause 4.3, the Customer will ensure that it has all necessary appropriate consents and notices in place to enable lawful transfer of the personal data to the Supplier for the duration and purposes of these terms and conditions so that the Supplier may lawfully use, process and transfer the personal data in accordance with these terms and conditions on the Customer’s behalf.

4.6 Without prejudice to the generality of clause 4.3, the Supplier shall, in relation to any personal data processed in connection with the performance by the Supplier of its obligations under these terms and conditions:

  • (a) process that personal data only on the documented written instructions of the Customer unless the Supplier is required by the laws of any member of the European Union or by the laws of the European Union applicable to the Supplier and/or Domestic UK Law (where Domestic UK Law means the UK Data Protection Legislation and any other law that applies in the UK) to process personal data (Applicable Laws). Where the Supplier is relying on Applicable Laws as the basis for processing personal data, the Supplier shall promptly notify the Customer of this before performing the processing required by the Applicable Laws unless those Applicable Laws prohibit the Supplier from so notifying the Customer;
  • (b) not transfer any personal data outside of the European Economic Area unless the following conditions are fulfilled:
    • (i) the Customer or the Supplier has provided appropriate safeguards in relation to the transfer as set out in the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679);
    • (ii) the data subject has enforceable rights and effective legal remedies;
    • (iii) the Supplier complies with its obligations under the Data Protection Legislation by providing an adequate level of protection to any personal data that is transferred; and
    • (iv) the Supplier complies with reasonable instructions notified to it in advance by the Customer with respect to the processing of the personal data;
  • (c) assist the Customer, at the Customer’s cost, in responding toany request from a data subject and in ensuring compliance with its obligations under the Data Protection Legislation with respect to security, breach notifications, impact assessments and consultations with supervisory authorities or regulators;
  • (d) notify the Customer without undue delay on becoming aware of a personal data breach;
  • (e) at the written direction of the Customer, delete or return personal data and copies thereof to the Customer on termination of the agreement unless required by any applicable law to store the personal data; and
  • (f) maintain complete and accurate records and information to demonstrate its compliance with this clause 4 and immediately inform the Customer if, in the opinion of the Supplier, an instruction infringes the Data Protection Legislation.

4.7 Each party shall ensure that it has in place appropriate technical and organisational measures, reviewed and approved by the other party, to protect against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data, appropriate to the harm that might result from the unauthorised or unlawful processing or accidental loss, destruction or damage and the nature of the data to be protected, having regard to the state of technological development and the cost of implementing any measures (those measures may include, where appropriate, pseudonymising and encrypting personal data, ensuring confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of its systems and services, ensuring that availability of and access to personal data can be restored in a timely manner after an incident, and regularly assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of the technical and organisational measures adopted by it).

4.8 The Supplier may, at any time on not less than 30 days’ notice, revise this clause 4 by replacing it with any applicable controller to processor standard clauses or similar terms forming part of an applicable certification scheme (which shall apply when replaced by attachment to these terms and conditions).

5. Third party providers

The Customer acknowledges that the Services may enable or assist it to access the website content of, correspond with, and purchase products and services from, third parties via third-party websites and that it does so solely at its own risk. The Supplier makes no representation, warranty or commitment and shall have no liability or obligation whatsoever in relation to the content or use of, or correspondence with, any such third-party website, or any transactions completed, and any contract entered into by the Customer, with any such third party. Any contract entered into and any transaction completed via any thirdparty website is between the Customer and the relevant third party, and not the Supplier. The Supplier recommends that the Customer refers to the third party’s website terms and conditions and privacy policy prior to using the relevant third-party website. The Supplier does not endorse or approve any third-party website nor the content of any of the third-party website made available via the Services.

6. Supplier’s obligations

6.1 The Supplier undertakes that the Services will be performed substantially in accordance with the Documentation and with reasonable skill and care.

6.2 The undertaking at clause 6.1 shall not apply to the extent of any non-conformance which is caused by use of the Services contrary to the Supplier’s instructions, or modification or alteration of the Services by any party other than the Supplier or the Supplier’s duly authorised contractors or agents. If the Services do not conform with the foregoing undertaking, the Supplier will, at its expense, use all reasonable commercial endeavours to correct any such non-conformance promptly, or provide the Customer with an alternative means of accomplishing the desired performance. Such correction or substitution constitutes the Customer’s sole and exclusive remedy for any breach of the undertaking set out in clause 6.1. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Supplier:

  • (a) does not warrant that the Customer’s use of the Services will be uninterrupted or error-free; or that the Services, Documentation and/or the information obtained by the Customer through the Services will meet the Customer’s requirements; and
  • (b) is not responsible for any delays, delivery failures, or any other loss or damage resulting from the transfer of data over communications networks and facilities, including the internet, and the Customer acknowledges that the Services and Documentation may be subject to limitations, delays and other problems inherent in the use of such communications facilities.

6.3 These terms and conditions shall not prevent the Supplier from entering into similar agreements with third parties, or from independently developing, using, selling or licensing documentation, products and/or services which are similar to those provided under these terms and conditions.

6.4 The Supplier warrants that it has and will maintain all necessary licences, consents, and permissions necessary for the performance of its obligations under these terms and conditions.

7. Customer’s obligations

The Customer shall:

  • (a) provide the Supplier with:
    • (i) all necessary co-operation in relation to these terms and conditions; and
    • (ii) all necessary access to such information as may be required by the Supplier;

in order to provide the Services, including but not limited to Customer Data, security access information and configuration services;

  • (b) without affecting its other obligations under these terms and conditions, comply with all applicable laws and regulations with respect to its activities under these terms and conditions;
  • (c) carry out all other Customer responsibilities set out in these terms and conditions in a timely and efficient manner. In the event of any delays in the Customer’s provision of such assistance as agreed by the parties, the Supplier may adjust any agreed timetable or delivery schedule as reasonably necessary;
  • (d) ensure that the Authorised Users use the Services and the Documentation in accordance with the terms and conditions of these terms and conditions and shall be responsible for any Authorised User’s breach of these terms and conditions;
  • (e) obtain and shall maintain all necessary licences, consents, and permissions necessary for the Supplier, its contractors and agents to perform their obligations under these terms and conditions, including without limitation the Services;
  • (f) ensure that its network and systems comply with the relevant specifications provided by the Supplier from time to time; and
  • (g) be, to the extent permitted by law and except as otherwise expressly provided in these terms and conditions, solely responsible for procuring, maintaining and securing its network connections and telecommunications links from its systems to the Supplier’s data centres, and all problems, conditions, delays, delivery failures and all other loss or damage arising from or relating to the Customer’s network connections or telecommunications links or caused by the internet.

8. Charges and payment

8.1 The Customer shall pay the Fees to the Supplier in accordance with this clause 8 [and the support fees in accordance with clause 3.3].

8.2 The Customer shall on the Effective Date provide to the Supplier valid, up-to-date and complete paypal subscription details or approved bank transfer information acceptable to the Supplier and any other relevant valid, up-to-date and complete contact and billing details, the Customer hereby authorises the Supplier to bill the Customer:

  • (i) on the calendar date immediately following the Trial Period (the “Payment Date”) for the Fees payable in respect of the first Renewal Period; and
  • (ii) subject to clause 13.1, on each anniversary of the Payment Date for the Fees payable in respect of the next Renewal Period;
  • (b) its approved purchase order information to the Supplier, the Supplier shall invoice the Customer:
    • (i) on the Effective Date for the Fees payable in respect of the Trial Period; and
    • (ii) subject to clause 13.1, at least 30 days prior to each anniversary of the Effective Date for the Fees payable in respect of the next Renewal Period, and the Customer shall pay each invoice within 30 days after the date of such invoice.

8.3 If the Supplier has not received payment within 30 days after the due date, and without prejudice to any other rights and remedies of the Supplier:

  • (a) the Supplier may, without liability to the Customer, disable the Customer’s password, account and access to all or part of the Services and the Supplier shall be under no obligation to provide any or all of the Services while the invoice(s) concerned remain unpaid; and
  • (b) interest shall accrue on a daily basis on such due amounts at an annual rate equal to 3% over the then current base lending rate of the National Bank of Belgium from time to time, commencing on the due date and continuing until fully paid, whether before or after judgment.

8.4 All amounts and fees stated or referred to in these terms and conditions:

  • (a) shall be payable in pounds sterling;
  • (b) are, subject to clause 12.3(b), non-cancellable and non-refundable;
  • (c) are exclusive of value added tax, which shall be added to the Supplier’s invoice(s) at the appropriate rate.

8.5 If, at any time whilst using the Services, the Customer exceeds the transactional limit specified in the sales order the Supplier shall charge the Customer, and the Customer shall pay, the Supplier’s then current fees. The Supplier’s fees current as at the Effective Date are set out in plans (https://attlaz.com/plans)

8.6 The Supplier shall be entitled to increase the Fees and the support fees payable pursuant to clause 3.3 at the start of each Renewal Period upon 90 days’ prior notice to the Customer.

9. Proprietary rights

9.1 The Customer acknowledges and agrees that the Supplier and/or its licensors own all intellectual property rights in the Software, the Services and the Documentation. Except as expressly stated herein, these terms and conditions does not grant the Customer any rights to, under or in, any patents, copyright, database right, trade secrets, trade names, trade marks (whether registered or unregistered), or any other rights or licences in respect of the Software, the Services or the Documentation.

9.2 The Supplier confirms that it has all the rights in relation to the Software, the Services and the Documentation that are necessary to grant all the rights it purports to grant under, and in accordance with, the terms of these terms and conditions.

10. Confidentiality

10.1 Each party may be given access to Confidential Information from the other party in order to perform its obligations under these terms and conditions. A party’s Confidential Information shall not be deemed to include information that:

  • (a) is or becomes publicly known other than through any act or omission of the receiving party;
  • (b) was in the other party’s lawful possession before the disclosure;
  • (c) is lawfully disclosed to the receiving party by a third party without restriction on disclosure; or
  • (d) is independently developed by the receiving party, which independent development can be shown by written evidence.

10.2 Subject to clause 10.4, each party shall hold the other’s Confidential Information in confidence and not make the other’s Confidential Information available to any third party, or use the other’s Confidential Information for any purpose other than the implementation of these terms and conditions.

10.3 Each party shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that the other’s Confidential Information to which it has access is not disclosed or distributed by its employees or agents in violation of the terms of these terms and conditions.

10.4 A party may disclose Confidential Information to the extent such Confidential Information is required to be disclosed by law, by any governmental or other regulatory authority or by a court or other authority of competent jurisdiction, provided that, to the extent it is legally permitted to do so, it gives the other party as much notice of such disclosure as possible and, where notice of disclosure is not prohibited and is given in accordance with this clause 10.4, it takes into account the reasonable requests of the other party in relation to the content of such disclosure.

10.5 Neither party shall be responsible for any loss, destruction, alteration or disclosure of Confidential Information caused by any third party.

10.6 The Customer acknowledges that details of the Services, and the results of any performance tests of the Services, constitute the Supplier’s Confidential Information.

10.7 The Supplier acknowledges that the Customer Data is the Confidential Information of the Customer.

10.8 No party shall make, or permit any person to make, any public announcement concerning these terms and conditions without the prior written consent of the other parties (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed), except as required by law, any governmental or regulatory authority (including, without limitation, any relevant securities exchange), any court or other authority of competent jurisdiction.

10.9 The above provisions of this clause 10 shall survive termination of these terms and conditions, however arising.

11. Indemnity

11.1 The Customer shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Supplier against claims, actions, proceedings, losses, damages, expenses and costs (including without limitation court costs and reasonable legal fees) arising out of or in connection with the Customer’s use of the Services and/or Documentation, provided that:

  • (a) the Customer is given prompt notice of any such claim;
  • (b) the Supplier provides reasonable co-operation to the Customer in the defence and settlement of such claim, at the Customer’s expense; and
  • (c) the Customer is given sole authority to defend or settle the claim.

11.2 The Supplier shall defend the Customer, its officers, directors and employees against any claim that the Services or Documentation infringes any patent effective as of the Effective Date, copyright, trade mark, database right or right of confidentiality, and shall indemnify the Customer for any amounts awarded against the Customer in judgment or settlement of such claims, provided that:

  • (a) the Supplier is given prompt notice of any such claim;
  • (b) the Customer provides reasonable co-operation to the Supplier in the defence and settlement of such claim, at the Supplier’s expense; and
  • (c) the Supplier is given sole authority to defend or settle the claim.

11.3 In the defence or settlement of any claim, the Supplier may procure the right for the Customer to continue using the Services, replace or modify the Services so that they become non-infringing or, if such remedies are not reasonably available, terminate these terms and conditions on 2 Business Days’ notice to the Customer without any additional liability or obligation to pay liquidated damages or other additional costs to the Customer.

11.4 In no event shall the Supplier, its employees, agents and sub-contractors be liable to the Customer to the extent that the alleged infringement is based on:

  • (a) a modification of the Software, the Services or Documentation by anyone other than the Supplier; or
  • (b) the Customer’s use of the Services or Documentation in a manner contrary to the instructions given to the Customer by the Supplier; or
  • (c) the Customer’s use of the Services or Documentation after notice of the alleged or actual infringement from the Supplier or any appropriate authority.

11.5 The foregoing and clause 12.3(b) states the Customer’s sole and exclusive rights and remedies, and the Supplier’s (including the Supplier’s employees’, agents’ and subcontractors’) entire obligations and liability, for infringement of any patent, copyright, trade mark, database right or right of confidentiality.

12. Limitation of liability

12.1 Except as expressly and specifically provided in these terms and conditions:

  • (a) the Customer assumes sole responsibility for results obtained from the use of the Services and the Documentation by the Customer, and for conclusions drawn from such use. The Supplier shall have no liability for any damage caused by errors or omissions in any information, instructions or scripts provided to the Supplier by the Customer in connection with the Services, or any actions taken by the Supplier at the Customer’s direction;
  • (b) all warranties, representations, conditions and all other terms of any kind whatsoever implied by statute or common law are, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, excluded from these terms and conditions; and
  • (c) the Services and the Documentation are provided to the Customer on an “as is” basis.

12.2 Nothing in these terms and conditions excludes the liability of the Supplier:

  • (a) for death or personal injury caused by the Supplier’s negligence; or
  • (b) for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

12.3 Subject to clause 12.1 and clause 12.2:

  • (a) the Supplier shall not be liable whether in tort/delict (including for negligence or breach of statutory duty), contract, misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise for any loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and/or similar losses or loss or corruption of data or information, or pure economic loss, or for any special, indirect or consequential loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses however arising under these terms and conditions; and
  • (b) the Supplier’s total aggregate liability in contract (including in respect of the indemnity at clause 11.2), tort/delict (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise, arising in connection with the performance or contemplated performance of these terms and conditions shall be limited to the total Fees paid during the 12 months immediately preceding the date on which the claim arose.

13. Term and termination

13.1 These terms and conditions shall, unless otherwise terminated as provided in this clause 13, commence on the Effective Date and shall continue for the Trial Period and, thereafter, these terms and conditions shall be automatically renewed for successive periods of 12 months (each a Renewal Period), unless:

  • (a) either party notifies the other party of its intention to terminate, in writing, before the end of the Trial Period, in which case these terms and conditions shall terminate upon the expiry of the Trial Period;
  • (b) either party notifies the other party of its intention to terminate, in writing, at least 60 days before the end of any Renewal Period, in which case these terms and conditions shall terminate upon the expiry of the applicable Renewal Period; or
  • (c) otherwise terminated in accordance with the provisions of these terms and conditions;

and the Trial Period together with any subsequent Renewal Periods shall constitute the Term.

13.2 Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, either party may terminate these terms and conditions with immediate effect by giving written notice to the other party if:

  • (a) the other party fails to pay any amount due under these terms and conditions on the due date for payment and remains in default not less than 30 days after being notified in writing to make such payment;
  • (b) the other party commits a material breach of any other term of these terms and conditions which breach is irremediable or (if such breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within a period of 14 days after being notified in writing to do so;
  • (c) the other party suspends, or threatens to suspend, payment of its debts or is unable to pay its debts as they fall due or admits inability to pay its debts or is deemed unable to pay its debts within the meaning of section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986, as if the words “it is proved to the satisfaction of the court” did not appear in sections 123(1)(e) or 123(2) of the Insolvency Act 1986;
  • (d) the other party commences negotiations with all or any class of its creditors with a view to rescheduling any of its debts, or makes a proposal for or enters into any compromise or arrangement with its creditors other than for the sole purpose of a scheme for a solvent amalgamation of that other party with one or more other companies or the solvent reconstruction of that other party;
  • (e) a petition is filed, a notice is given, a resolution is passed, or an order is made, for or in connection with the winding up of that other party other than for the sole purpose of a scheme for a solvent amalgamation of that other party with one or more other companies or the solvent reconstruction of that other party;
  • (f) an application is made to court, or an order is made, for the appointment of an administrator, or if a notice of intention to appoint an administrator is given or if an administrator is appointed, over the other party;
  • (g) the holder of a qualifying floating charge over the assets of that other party has become entitled to appoint or has appointed an administrative receiver;
  • (h) a person becomes entitled to appoint a receiver over the assets of the other party or a receiver is appointed over the assets of the other party;
  • (i) a creditor or encumbrancer of the other party attaches or takes possession of, or a distress, execution, sequestration or other such process is levied or enforced on or sued against, the whole or any part of the other party’s assets and such attachment or process is not discharged within 14 days;
  • (j) any event occurs, or proceeding is taken, with respect to the other party in any jurisdiction to which it is subject that has an effect equivalent or similar to any of the events mentioned in clause 13.2(c) to clause 13.2(i) (inclusive); or
  • (k) the other party suspends or ceases, or threatens to suspend or cease, carrying on all or a substantial part of its business.

13.3 On termination of these terms and conditions for any reason:

  • (a) all licences granted under these terms and conditions shall immediately terminate and the customer shall immediately cease all use of the Software, the Services and/or the Documentation;
  • (b) each party shall return and make no further use of any equipment, property, Software, Documentation and other items (and all copies of them) belonging to the other party;
  • (c) the Supplier may destroy, delete or otherwise dispose of any of the Customer Data in its possession in accordance with clause 4.6(c), unless the Supplier receives, no later than ninety days after the effective date of the termination of these terms and conditions, a written request for the delivery to the Customer of the then most recent back-up of the Customer Data. The Supplier shall use reasonable commercial endeavours to deliver the back-up to the Customer within 30 days of its receipt of such a written request, provided that the Customer has, at that time, paid all fees and charges outstanding at and resulting from termination (whether or not due at the date of termination). The Customer shall pay all reasonable expenses incurred by the Supplier in returning, deleting or disposing of Customer Data; and
  • (d) any rights, remedies, obligations or liabilities of the parties that have accrued up to the date of termination, including the right to claim damages in respect of any breach of the agreement which existed at or before the date of termination shall not be affected or prejudiced.

14. Force majeure

The Supplier shall have no liability to the Customer under these terms and conditions if it is prevented from or delayed in performing its obligations under these terms and conditions, or from carrying on its business, by acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, if the third party host’s platform becomes unavailable to the Supplier, strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving the workforce of the Supplier or any other party), failure of a utility service or transport or telecommunications network, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm or default of suppliers or subcontractors, provided that the Customer is notified of such an event and its expected duration.

15. Assignation

15.1 The Supplier may at any time assign, transfer, mortgage, charge or deal in any other manner with any or all of its rights and obligations under these terms and conditions. The Supplier may subcontract or delegate in any manner any or all of its obligations under these terms and conditions to any third party or agent.

15.2 These terms and conditions are personal to the Customer and the Customer shall not assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract, declare a trust of or deal in any other manner with any or all of its rights and obligations under these terms and conditions without the prior written consent of the Supplier (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed).

16. Waiver

No failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under these terms and conditions or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.

17. Entire agreement

17.1 These terms and conditions constitute 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.

17.2 Each party acknowledges that in entering into these terms and conditions it does not rely on any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in these terms and conditions.

17.3 Each party agrees that it shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation based on any statement in these terms and conditions.

18. Severance

18.1 If any provision or part-provision of these terms and conditions is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If such modification is not possible, the relevant provision or part-provision shall be deemed deleted. Any modification to or deletion of a provision or part-provision under this clause shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of these terms and conditions.

18.2 If any provision or part-provision of these terms and conditions is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the parties shall negotiate in good faith to amend such provision so that, as amended, it is legal, valid and enforceable, and, to the greatest extent possible, achieves the intended commercial result of the original provision.

19. Third party rights

These terms and conditions do not confer any rights on any person or party (other than the parties to these terms and conditions and, where applicable, their successors and permitted assigns) pursuant to the Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Act 2017.

20. No partnership or agency

20.1 Nothing in these terms and conditions are intended to, or shall be deemed to, establish any partnership or joint venture between any of the parties, constitute any party the agent of another party, nor authorise any party to make or enter into any commitments for or on behalf of any other party, except as expressly authorised by the Customer or the Supplier (as the case may be).

21. Notices

All notices, requests, demands or other communications required or permitted by these terms and conditions will be given in writing and delivered to the Supplier at the following address:

Echron BV (Belgium) Limited
Kerkwegel, 4
8020 Ruddervoorde

or to such other address as the Supplier may from time to time notify the other.

22. Governing law

These terms and conditions and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Belgium.

23. Jurisdiction

Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of Scotland shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with these terms and conditions or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).

24. Brexit

24.1 The parties shall put in place any arrangements as may become necessary or desirable in relation to the continued processing of personal data or transfer of the same after the UK leaves the European Union.

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