Telephony Terms & Conditions
By completing the order, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions.
Please read carefully the Terms of Service below which describes how Avec Telecom provides its services to you. If you have any questions about our Terms of Service, please call our customer support team on 0203 621 033.
Table of Contents
- Use of the Service, Suspension and Termination
- General Service Information
- Charges and Payment Terms
- Changing the Agreement
- Liability and Indemnity
- Intellectual Property
- Services and the use of the Services
- Use of the Service, Suspension and Termination
1.1. By accepting these terms, you are agreeing NOT to allow through your actions, or those of others, the use of Services from Avec Telecom for unlawful or illegal purposes; including but not limited to making offensive, indecent or prank/hoax calls, place bulk unsolicited commercial calls or use automatic dialers allowing others to do so, using the Services fraudulently or to commit or further a criminal offence.
1.2. You are agreeing NOT to cause damage to any communication or data system supplied under any loan agreement, and you fully indemnify Avec Telecom against any liabilities (including such things as legal expenses, losses, costs, claims and damages), brought about by your action or inaction in violation of this Agreement. You may NOT submit or publish through Avec Telecom any materials that are libelous, defamatory, pornographic, an invasion of privacy, obscene, abusive, illegal, racist, offensive, an infringement on any intellectual property rights of a third party or would otherwise violate the rights of any third party. You will comply with all reasonable instructions provided by Avec Telecom in relation to the Service.
1.3. You agree that the Service is for your own personal use only and that you will not without our prior written consent, re-sell or in any way re-supply the Service to others for money or monies worth.
1.4. Significant (even contractual) communication processes are carried out via e-mail. The customer accepts this procedure and hereby declares that he will regularly check his emails.
1.5. If there are changes with respect to relevant customer data, the customer commits to update this data without delay. Relevant customer data shall mean in particular but not exclusively.
- Change of residence of the customer,
- Change of the e-mail address of the customer,
- Change of payment data e.g. bank account data for direct debit procedure or credit card data.
All information provided by you shall be true and accurate and will be relied upon by us for the provision of the Service.
1.6. Prerequisite for the utilisation of Services is internet access. The customer shall be responsible regarding their access to the internet. The mutual obligation resulting from the Agreement shall not be affected if the customer has no access to the internet.
The Customer is obliged to keep all login data regarding his/her Avec Telecom account (passwords and SIP passwords) confidential and secure. The customer accepts that passing login data on to third parties (e.g. staff or family) is carried out at his/her own risk. The customer must inform third parties regarding the obligation to keep login data confidential and secure.
The Customer is responsible for all necessary and usual safeguards against the accidental and abusive use of Services by third parties. If a customer notices an unintentional or abusive use of Services, he/she should inform Avec Telecom immediately. In case customer fails to inform Avec Telecom in due time, the customer will be liable for all damages resulting from this delay.
1.7. If, at any time, the Service is affected or unavailable other than due to our fault you will continue to be billed for the Service.
1.8. Without prejudice to our rights to terminate this Agreement, we may suspend the Service if we reasonably believe you are in breach of any terms of this Agreement or any other Agreement with us or you abuse, threaten us, or a member of our staff. We may also suspend the Service if we are obliged to comply with an order, instruction or request from a government department or other competent authority.
1.9. We can end this Agreement immediately upon email notification if:
you breach this Agreement and fail to remedy the breach within a reasonable time, specified in a written notice to us to do so;
you make, or offer to make, an arrangement with your creditors; you commit an act of bankruptcy; someone brings a petition against you, receiving order or administration order against you to make you bankrupt, you are a limited company and a resolution to liquidate the company is passed or a receiver or administrator is appointed over all or part of your assets. We can also end this Agreement if we think any of these actions or similar actions may happen; any regulatory change affecting our ability to offer the Service is introduced, including but not limited to any authorisation or licence under which we provide the Service expiring or being revoked.
1.10. Upon any suspension or termination according to 1.8 or 1.9, you are responsible for all charges, including, without limitation to unbilled charges and other charges all of which immediately become due and payable. We may immediately charge these amounts to your debit, credit card or direct debit in the case of the credit balance not covering these amounts.
1.11. We may terminate this Agreement at any time without liability if any underlying arrangement with other operators or suppliers is terminated for whatever reason.
- General Service Information
2.1. Number portability is generally available with the Service as far as applicable law obliges Avec Telecom to provide such a service.
In all other cases Avec Telecom will port numbers as far as possible/feasible from or to another provider.
Unless otherwise regulated in a service description the number porting fee generally amounts to £25 per number to be ported.
Avec Telecom will not process a number porting request to another provider unless the customer’s balance is completely current, including payment for all Service charges and the applicable number porting fee.
2.2. Avec Telecom is entitled to change the customer’s telephone number(s) in the event of a:
- customer request
- change of telephone number is based on legal or regulatory measures or
- other reasonable economic or legal necessities that may force Avec Telecom to change the telephone number(s).
2.3. An inactive Account may be deleted after prior email request to the customer.
3.1 When the customer tops up his/her credit balance, Avec Telecom issues a respective invoice. Upcoming telephone charges are then generally charged against the credit balance.
3.2 Avec Telecom issues invoices solely as a PDF file via e-mail or as a download. Avec Telecom invoices comply with the VAT prerequisites.
The issuing of an invoice in paper form is generally not possible. The customer accepts that invoices are sent via e-mail although a confidential transfer of the data cannot be guaranteed. Avec Telecom invoices do not include any itemised billing.
3.3. Invoice details required for VAT purposes are taken from the customer’s Avec Telecom account. The customer is obligated to currently update this information in his account. Avec Telecom is not obliged to provide invoices with other data.
- Charges and Payment Terms
4.1. Provision of the Service is conditional upon the customer paying all fees and charges applicable to the Service in accordance with this Agreement and the tariff list. The methods of payment accepted by Avec Telecom are set out in the customer’s Avec Telecom account.
Where VAT must be paid we have included it at the current rate. All invoices are available by accessing the customer’s online account.
4.2. If payment is made by credit card, Avec Telecom reserves the right at any time to stop accepting credit cards from one or more providers.
4.3. The customer’s initial order for the Service authorises Avec Telecom to charge customer’s debit or credit card unless another payment procedure is regulated in the Service description. The authorisation will remain valid until Avec Telecom receives the customer’s written notice terminating Avec Telecom’s authority.
4.4. If the customer’s credit or debit card data or other data related to the payment procedure change, the customer must update this information immediately in the customer’s online account. Failure to do so may lead to suspension or termination of Service.
If the customer fails to update his/her credit or debit card details or other data relevant for payments, or if the customer cancels a direct debit authorisation or the customer causes a return debit note, a negative balance (Avec Telecom claims against the customer) may result. In this case, Avec Telecom is entitled to request the customer by mail to balance their negative account. Avec Telecom is entitled to charge processing costs with a flat rate of 4.50GBP.
4.5. The Customer has to reimburse the costs caused by a return debit note or similar costs caused due to a failure according to No. 4.4. In this case Avec Telecom charges a flat amount of 10.00GBP, unless the customer proves that no damages were caused at all. However, Avec Telecom is entitled to charge more than the flat fee in the case of Avec Telecom being able to quantify a higher cost of damage.
4.6. We may suspend or terminate our Service at any time acting reasonably, if you fail to make any payment that is due. You must pay all sums due in full and you cannot set off, deduct or withhold any part of any sum of money that you owe us. We reserve the right to charge for administration costs incurred in recovering any sum you owe us and we reserve the right to employ debt collection agencies, to assign the right to collect your debt or to factor your debt to a third party for collection.
4.7. We can change the payment terms for any good reason, for instance, if you do not pay your bills on time.
4.8. You must notify Avec Telecom in writing within 7 days after the date of your debit or credit card statement if you dispute any Avec Telecom charges. Billing disputes must be sent to accounts [@] avectelecom.co.uk.
4.9. By using the Service you agree to be bound by our fair usage policy. If you do not comply with our fair usage policy or you use the Service for anything other than for normal and reasonable purposes and contrary to usage patterns reasonably expected of a residential or business user, as the case may be, we may freely suspend the Service immediately and offer you an alternative tariff list or terminate the Service immediately.
4.10. If you accept an equipment upgrade, special offer, promotion or benefit, such as a free month of Service, free installation, a rebate or other incentives, there may be a term of commitment associated with the benefit you accepted (“Commitment”). The Commitment will be disclosed as part of the promotion. The Commitment begins on the date you activate the new equipment or accept the special offer, promotion or benefit. If your Service is disconnected prior to the end of the Commitment period, you agree to pay Avec Telecom a recovery fee in an amount equal to the difference between the price you paid and the recommended retail price (RRP) of the goods, Service or other benefits you received at the time the Commitment period began. Recovery fees are cumulative and are independent of any other charges or fees you may owe Avec Telecom, including any disconnection fees, for example.
5.1. Except when stated otherwise cancellation of the Service / an agreement between the parties is possible and requires three months prior notice, cancellation of mid-term contracts will incur a cancelation fee of £55.00 (+VAT), including the remaining term agreement term costs payable at end of notice period.
5.2. If you want to cancel this Agreement in full, or if you want to cancel some but not all of your phone lines and other features of the Service, for any reason you must inform us in writing or via email at support [@] avectelecom.co.uk. Your written notice of cancellation must be received no later than 1 working day before the end of the current calendar month, otherwise cancellation will not become effective until the end of the following calendar month. Avec Telecom will send you confirmation of your cancellation by email. A working day does not include Saturdays, Sundays or any public or bank holidays in the United Kingdom.
5.3. If the customer still has credit in his / her account at the point of cancellation, Avec Telecom will reimburse the customer on request, to the value of the credit balance, minus Avec Telecom’s processing fees of 6.00GBP. A refund is not issued in the case of the balance not exceeding 6.00GBP.
A prerequisite of a reimbursement is a written customer request, stating the customer number / SIP-ID, a bank or credit card account and a copy of proof of ID (passport/driving licence). The refund of a positive balance becomes time-barred from three years after the date of termination.
5.4 You are solely responsible for your actions and the content of your transmissions through or in connection with the Service, it being understood that each employee acts on behalf of the Company with which such employee is associated in all actions and submissions on or in connection with the Service. You agree:
to abide by all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations in your use of the Service;
- not to use the Service for illegal purposes;
- not to use or attempt to use another person’s or entity’s account, telephone number, service or system without authorisation from the owner;
- to comply with all laws regarding the transmission of voice or technical data (including all export laws, regulations, and restrictions of the United Kingdom);
- not to “stalk”, threaten, or harass anyone through, in connection with, or utilising any data collected through the Service;
- that we neither endorse the content of any of your communications nor assume any responsibility for any threatening, libelous, obscene, harassing or offensive material contained in such materials, or any crime facilitated by use of the Services;
- not to interfere or disrupt networks connected to the Service or otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper function of the Service; and
- not to attempt to obtain unauthorised access to the Service.
Avec Telecom may, in its sole discretion, immediately terminate your access to the Service respectively the Service should your conduct fail to conform to any provision of this Section.
- Changing the Agreement
6.1. We may at any time change the terms and conditions of this Agreement, any policy or document referred to in this Agreement. We shall endeavour to notify you of changes to tariff lists and charges at least 5 days before they are due to take effect, however, we may have to make changes without giving the full 5 day’s notice in some circumstances. You agree that if you use the Service, you will be bound by the changes, once the changes to the charges are made. You may contact us for details of changes to charges and to the tariff list.
We warrant that we shall provide the Service with reasonable skill and care, within a reasonable time and substantially as described in this Agreement and in the Service Description. We do not warrant that the provision of the Service will be fault free or uninterrupted but will use all reasonable skill and care to provide and maintain the Service. We do not make any other promises or warranties about the Service. You acknowledge and agree that in entering into this Agreement you do not do so on the basis of that the Service will always be optimal, and do not rely on any representation, warranty or other provision except as expressly provided in this Agreement and all conditions, warranties or other terms implied by statute or common law are excluded to the full extent permitted by law. The Equipment and the Service is made available for your own use only.
We reserve the right to modify or discontinue the Service respectively part of the Service, temporarily or permanently, with or without notice to you, and we are not obligated to support or update the Service. We will not be liable to you or any third party in the event that we exercise our right to modify or discontinue the Service.
Nothing in this Agreement affects your statutory rights.
- Liability and Indemnity
8.1. Nothing in this Agreement excludes or limits our liability for any liability that cannot be excluded or limited by law.
8.2. You accept and agree that you will have no claim against Avec Telecom or any underlying network access provider if you are unable to access the Service and the exclusions and limitations of liability in this clause shall apply to all claims arising from your use of the Service including claims against our business associates.
8.3. We shall not be liable for you or any third party in contract, tort, including any liability for negligence or breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss of revenue, business, anticipated savings, profits, (whether or not in each case they are considered to be direct or indirect losses) corruption or destruction of data, or for any indirect or consequential loss howsoever arising, or in connection with any computer virus or system failure even if we are expressly advised of the possibility of such damage or loss.
8.4. Except in the case of clause 8.1, our liability to you (if any) for direct loss or damages in contract, tort, including negligence or breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with this Agreement shall be limited to 12,500EUR per incident per customer. As regards all customers the liability per incidence is limited to 10,000,000EUR. As far as this amount does not suffice for all customers claims resulting from one incidence all customer claims are reduced accordingly.
8.5. In the event of any failure in the Service, we shall not be liable for any charges incurred by you, should you divert your traffic to another provider.
8.6. You will indemnify Avec Telecom from and against any and all costs, expenses, (including reasonable legal fees), claims, demands and actions arising from or related to any breach of this Agreement or any misuse of the Service or Equipment (whether or not supplied by Avec Telecom).
8.7. We shall not be liable to you for any loss or damage due to any cause beyond our reasonable control such as failure or shortage of power supplies, acts or omissions of other communications providers, compliance with any law or court order, acts or omissions of local or central government or other competent authorities.
We shall not be in breach of this Agreement for any delay or failure in performance if such delay or failure is due to a cause beyond our reasonable control.
8.8. Details of our disputes and complaints resolution process and how a dispute may be handled through an independently approved adjudication scheme can be found in our Code of Practice at https://avecelecom.co.uk/code-of-practice
- Intellectual Property
All websites, corporate names, service marks, trademarks, trade names, logos and domain names (collectively “marks”) of Avec Telecom are and shall remain the exclusive property of Avec Telecom Ltd throughout the world. Nothing in this Agreement shall grant you the right or licence to use such marks.
11.1. If we fail to enforce a right under this Agreement, that failure will not prevent us from enforcing other rights, or the same type of right on a later occasion.
11.2. If a clause or condition of this Agreement is not legally effective, the remainder of this Agreement shall be effective. We can replace any clause or condition that is not legally effective with a clause or condition of similar meaning.
11.3. Except as provided in clause 9, nothing in this Agreement confers on any third party any right to enforce any of its provisions pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999, but this does not affect any right or remedy of a third party which exists or is available apart from that Act.
11.4. You may not assign or transfer any of your rights or obligations under this Agreement without our prior written consent.
11.5. The survival of the clauses is necessary for the interpretation or enforcement of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect in accordance with their terms notwithstanding termination or expiry of this Agreement.
11.6. This Agreement represents the entire Agreement and understanding between us in relation to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior understandings and representations, whether written or oral. This clause shall not affect the parties’ rights and remedies in respect of any fraudulent misrepresentation.
- Services and the use of the services
12.1. Provision of the Services
12.1 The Services we supply to you are those Services which (a) you have ordered by telephone or by an order agreement which set the conditions confirming your order, or (b) have been ordered via our website on your behalf by a third party (details of such Services will be set out in an email to you from us) and which you have subsequently confirmed that you wish to receive, or (d) which you have subsequently ordered in writing, by email or by telephone, and in each case which we have agreed in writing or by email to supply to you. These may include (but are not limited to):
- The ability to make or receive a Call (telephone service);
- The provision of a Line or Lines for a rental charge (line rental service);
- The provision of Broadband internet access(Broadband service);
- The provision of Inbound telephony services(Inbound service);
- The provision of Mobile telephony services (Mobile service);
- The provision of IP telephony services (IPT service);
- The provision of Data services (Data service);
Any other Services which we may offer for sale from time to time.
12.1.1 Your contract commencement date (the “Contract Commencement Date”) will be based on one of the following: For orders placed with a signed Service Agreement the Contract Commencement Date will be the date of the signed Service Agreement, unless any Supplementary Conditions state otherwise. For orders placed on our website or by telephone the Contract Commencement Date will be the date you confirm the order by email or in writing. Should you fail to confirm your order in writing the contract will commence from the date advised to you in our correspondence unless we have advised you that your order will be cancelled without your confirmation. Where you are not currently in a contract we may notify you of a change to these Conditions, by giving you at least 30 days’ notice in accordance with 19.2, then your new Contract Commencement Date will be the date the new Conditions came into effect. Where there may be any conflict regarding your Contract Commencement Date, then you agree the actual Contract Commencement Date will be the date you first used the Service(s).
12.1.2 All Services allow access to emergency services and caller location information unless specifically advised otherwise within this Agreement. Such access may be subject to the availability of a power supply to the line and alternative arrangements are your responsibility in the event of a power failure.
12.2 We will use reasonable endeavours to provide you with the Services by the date(s) we agree with you and to continue to provide the Services until this Agreement is terminated. However we will not be liable for any loss or damages should the Services not commence or restart on the agreed date. All Services will be provided in accordance with our Customer Service Plan.
12.3 In providing the Services we shall use the reasonable skill and care that may be expected from a competent communications service provider.
12.4 Broadband service (if included as part of the service):
(a) If we consider that your bandwidth usage profile is abnormal or out of the ordinary (including without limitation extremely high levels of bandwidth use in a given period), we have the right to take such action as we deem appropriate which may include, without limitation, restricting or suspending your use of the broadband service, or increasing the charges you pay for the broadband service in accordance with paragraph 19.2.
(b) We will make reasonable endeavours to inform you in advance if we impose any restrictions on your use of the broadband service.
(c) Your use of the broadband service is entirely at your own risk. We will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from any virus, Trojan horse, spam or other malicious content that you may receive while using the broadband service not with standing that there maybe a firewall contained in equipment supplied in connection with the broadband service. (d)To ensure the quality of our broadband service we have a traffic prioritisation process to prioritise business critical applications in the event of exceptional demand, and normally only during business hours 08.30 to 17.30 Monday to Friday. However, it is unlikely that this will impact the quality of your broadband service.
12.5 Outbound service:
(a) All calls are to be routed over our chosen network. Should any calls be routed over any other network with or without your knowledge, other than during a service failure or network outage that we have notified you of or for any other reason we may agree with you, then we reserve the right to bill you at our Leakage tariff.
(b) Where you use a call forwarding feature on any of our Services, you agree and accept that such forwarded calls will be chargeable at the rate applicable on your tariff at the time.
12.6 Inbound service:
(a) We reserve the right to apply a monthly charge for each inbound number which does not carry any traffic for any period of 3 consecutive months. Where this charge has been applied and a number subsequently carries traffic in any month then this charge will not apply to the months where there is traffic.
(b) We reserve the right to apply a nominal monthly charge for each inbound number where the only Service you take from us is the Inbound Service.
(c) Where you take a premium rate inbound Service you agree and acknowledge that use of this Service must comply with all relevant legislation, regulations, guidelines and codes of practice and that Flip Solutions Ltd will not be liable where use of this Service fails to comply.
(d) If an inbound number is withdrawn by Ofcom or any of our suppliers for reasons beyond our control we reserve the right to recover the number(s) from you immediately. We will use our reasonable endeavours to supply you with another number which is acceptable to you.
If you have Services and move location, it is your responsibility to update your address details by notifying us of any change in address where the relevant equipment will be housed so that the correct information can be supplied for Emergency Authority purposes. We are not liable for any consequences of your failure to do this.
12.8 All Services:
All Services may be subject to Acceptable Use Policies and Fair Use Policies which at the time of application will be the latest version
12.9 Services with Call Recording:
Where you take a service which includes call-recording of inbound and/or outbound calls you confirm that you have received and read our Call Recording Legal Requirements Guidance document and acknowledge that the information should not be relied upon in isolation and hereby accept that it is your responsibility to obtain legal advice to ensure you are fully compliant before recording any calls. You further confirm that you will comply with all legal requirements when using any call recording product and agree that Avec Telecom Ltd shall have no liability for any costs or claims which may be incurred as a result of any failure by you to comply with any legal requirements whether or not you were aware of the requirement.
12.10 Services with Music On Hold:
Where you take a service which permits you to upload music files for a music on hold feature. You agree to obtain any necessary licences and consents as may be required and agree to indemnify us from any direct or indirect claims where you fail to do so.
- Telephone numbers
13.1 Where new numbers are required we will issue numbers based on company address geographical location. These number(s) will run the length of the contract with the option to transfer to another provider if you choose to.
13.2 Numbers which are transferred to us will be held with us for the duration of the length of the contract. You can choose to port this number away at the end of the term, this would need to be completed at the end of the term. we are not held responsible if your or your new provider does not port the number successfully in the given timeframe, fee’s to transfer will apply.
13.Telephone books and directory enquiries
13.1 Numbers will not be listed in the directory unless requested
13.2 If you want a special entry in the telephone book you must let us know. Where we agree to a special entry you will be liable to pay an extra charge and sign a separate agreement for that special entry.
13.3 In relation to the IPT Service, arrangements in relation to inclusion in BT’s telephone book and directory enquiries database are available on request from us.
13.4 It is your responsibility to verify that all directory entries are correct and remain correct. Other than where the error is as a result of our negligence, we accept no liability for any errors nor are we liable for any costs, financial losses or disputes that may arise from any omission or inaccuracy in the entry.
- Changes and interruptions to the Services
14.1 We may have to do some things that could affect the Services. Some of these things are listed in paragraph 4.2. If we have to interrupt the Services we will restore them as quickly as we reasonably can.
14.2Occasionally we may have to:
(a) change the code or phone number or the technical specification of the Services for operational reasons;
(b) interrupt the Services for operational reasons or because of an emergency;
(c) give you instructions that we believe are necessary for health or safety or to maintain the quality of the Services that we supply to you or to our other customers.
14.3 Should the change we make have a material adverse effect on you or the Services we provide then you have the right to terminate the Agreement under the terms of paragraph 19.3.
14.4 We cannot guarantee and do not warrant that the Services will be free of interruptions or will be fault-free and we will not be liable for any loss or damages should the Services be interrupted from time to time. You accept that there may also be degradations of the quality of the Service from time to time due to matters beyond our control (see paragraph 14 below), and that we will not be liable for any loss or damages should the quality of the Service we provide be affected by such matters.
To the extent possible, we shall use reasonable endeavors to pass on to you the benefit of any manufacturers’ warranties in relation to equipment supplied by us in connection with the Services.
- Sale Equipment
16.1 The quantity, quality and description of and any specification for the Sale Equipment shall be those set out in the Service Agreement, Order Form or Product Schedules as may be amended from time to time.
16.2 We shall deliver the Sale Equipment to your address as specified in the Service Agreement and Order Schedules, and time shall not be of the essence for delivery.
16.3 Risk in the Sale Equipment will pass to you on delivery of the Sale Equipment. Therefore, it is your responsibility to look after the Sale Equipment and you will have to pay if you wish to replace or repair the Sale Equipment if it is lost, stolen or damaged.
16.4 You will not own the Sale Equipment until you have paid us in full for the Sale Equipment and we reserve the right to require you to return to us, or for us to collect (at your cost), the Sale Equipment if you do not pay us in full for the Sale Equipment by the due date for payment (in accordance with paragraph 10 below). Subject to the foregoing, you will be entitled to continue to use the Sale Equipment after expiry or termination of this Agreement.
16.5 We will not be liable for any loss, costs, damages or faults caused by, or repairs required as a result of, installation or misuse off, or damage to, any Sale Equipment. You agree to indemnify us for all claims, losses, damages and expenses that are brought against us, incurred by us, or arising as a result of the same.
- Rental Equipment
17.1 We will at all times own all Rental Equipment supplied to you. You will not let, sell, charge, assign, sub-license or allow a third party to use the Rental Equipment nor remove any labels, and shall not prejudice our rights in the Rental Equipment in any way. We may replace the Rental Equipment from time to time either with your prior consent or provided that the replacement Rental Equipment is of a specification that is at least equal to the Rental Equipment originally supplied and such change does not materially disrupt the provision of the Services.
17.2 Subject to the other terms of this paragraph 7, we (or our authorised representative) shall, during our usual working hours:
17.2.1 where necessary install the Rental Equipment at your premises at a time and date agreed with you; and
17.2.2 use our reasonable endeavours to repair any faults to the Rental Equipment in accordance with our standard procedures (which are available on request).
17.3 It is your responsibility to look after the Rental Equipment that is in your possession or custody and you agree to pay for the Rental Equipment to be replaced or repaired if it is lost, stolen or damaged.
17.4 You will notify us promptly of any faults which occur, any repairs which become necessary, and of any loss, theft or damage to the Rental Equipment.
17.5 You agree that you will only use the Rental Equipment in conjunction with the relevant Services and shall comply with our reasonable instructions in relation to its use.
17.6 You shall be responsible for maintaining adequate cover in place to insure the Rental Equipment while it remains in your possession and custody. You will also be responsible for obtaining and, where appropriate, paying for all necessary licenses, consents and approvals required for the installation and use of the Rental Equipment.
17.7 You will not (and you will ensure that no-one else will) repair, alter, modify or maintain, or make any additions or attachments to, or otherwise alter, the Rental Equipment without our prior written consent. We will not be liable for any costs or charges incurred, faults caused by, or repairs required as a result of, installation or programming of Rental Equipment that is carried out by any other person (other than our employees or agents). You agree to indemnify us for all losses, damages and expenses that are brought against or incurred by us, arising as a result of the same.
17.8 On expiry or termination of the Agreement or the relevant Service, all Rental Equipment must be returned to us in reasonable condition, subject to reasonable wear and tear. If you fail to return or make available for collection the Rental Equipment in a reasonable condition or at all we may, at our option, invoice you for a sum equal to the original cost of the Rental Equipment less any depreciation together with any costs reasonably incurred by us.
17.9 In the event that you return Rental Equipment to us and it is not received by us, in the absence of reasonable evidence that the Rental Equipment has been delivered to us you accept that you shall remain liable for the Rental Equipment.
- Call monitoring
We may occasionally monitor and record calls made to or by us relating to customer services and telemarketing calls made by us, for the purpose of training and improving customer care services, including complaint handling. We and/or our suppliers may also record 999 and 112 calls.
- GDPRand Data protection
19.1 All information that we hold concerning you as an individual (“Personal Data”) will be held and processed by us strictly in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. Such data will be used by us to provide you with the Services, for related purposes and for the purposes set out in paragraph 19.2. We will not, without your consent, supply any Personal Data to any third party except where (1) such transfer is a necessary part of the Services that we undertake, (2) we are required to do so by operation of law, or(3) we share information for the purpose of managing and administering our relationship with our dealers or channel partners.
19.2 We would like to use the information we have about you and your use of the Services (this includes information about your bill size, the numbers you call and the times you call) to inform you about the products, services, pricing packages and special offers which we provide and which we believe may be of particular interest to you. We would also like to share this information with your dealer or channel partner so they may also inform you about their products and services. By accepting these Conditions you consent to our, and your dealer, sending you such information. However, if you do not wish to receive that information, please advise us, by writing to us at 2- 10 St. Johns street, Bedford, MK42 0DH or any other address we may give you for this purpose from time to time. You may also contact your dealer directly if you do not wish to continue to receive information from them.
19.3 You have the right under GDPR act to obtain information, including a description of the data that we hold on you. Should you have any queries concerning this right, please contact us at the address set out in paragraph 19.2.
19.4 You must inform us immediately if any of the information you have provided to us about you in connection with this Agreement changes.
19.5 You acknowledge that in connection with the provision of the Services detailed technical information (including by way of example, but without limitation, information as to your existing telecoms suppliers and supplies) as well as your contact details may have been provided on your behalf by a dealer with whom you may have had initial discussions and you hereby confirm to us that we may rely on that information.
- Paying our charges for the Services
You must pay the charges for the Services according to the applicable Tariff(s). This applies whether you or someone else use the Services and whether the Services are used with your full knowledge and consent or otherwise. (This means by way of example but not by way of limitation that you are liable to pay for all calls made as a result of “rogue diallers”, unbarred premium rate numbers and calls made by any third party gaining unauthorised access to your telephony systems).We may vary the charges set out in the Tariff as explained in paragraph 19.2.
20.2 Installation and Connection charges
The Service Agreement, Order Schedules and Tariff(s) set out whether installation costs are payable for the Services we have agreed to supply to you. However, we may be unable (due to third party constraints) to tell you when you place, or we confirm, your order for the Services how much these installation costs will be. If this is the case, we will give you an estimate of how much the installation costs will be prior to commencement of the installation work, but there may be supplementary excess construction charges. You agree to pay all installation costs actually incurred. In the event of an installation being cancelled before being completed you agree to pay all of the installation costs actually incurred to the point of cancellation which will be notified to you at the time.
You must pay the charges for any Sale Equipment that we supply to you. We will invoice you for the Sale Equipment in the next invoice that we send to you (in accordance with paragraph 10.4)following the date on which we dispatch he Sale Equipment to you. You shall also pay the rental charges for any Rental Equipment that we supply to you, and we shall invoice you for this on a monthly basis in accordance with paragraph 20.4.
We will send you your first invoice at the beginning of the month after the Services commence and thereafter on a monthly basis, but we shall be entitled to send you an invoice at a different time, which you shall pay in each case in accordance with paragraph 10.7.We will send all invoices and other correspondence to the address set out in the Service Agreement or otherwise the address you ask us to. We will show on the invoice which charges are payable in advance or in arrears, as referred to in paragraph 10.5. We will include all charges on the next invoice where possible, and in any event as soon as we can. Invoices shall be deemed to have been accepted by you if you do not present a written objection, identifying clearly the disputed invoice and the reasons why it is challenged, to us within six(6) months of the date of the invoice. If such objection is made we shall both make all reasonable efforts to resolve such dispute promptly. Provided you comply with these requirements in presenting your objection, if we fail to respond to that objection within thirty (30) days after its receipt by us, the objection will be deemed to have been accepted by us. We will accordingly amend the relevant invoice either with an appropriate credit to you or you shall be liable to pay the balance (if any) of the amended invoice within seven (7) days of its receipt by you.
20.5 Rental and Call charges
You will incur charges from the time any part of a Service is used or received except in the case of Services subject to a periodic rental, in which case you will incur charges from the date the Service is made available for use. We will usually ask you to pay the rental in advance and your first invoice will include both one month’s rental in advance and a charge for a part month’s rental from the Contract Commencement Date up to the beginning of the first complete month, where appropriate, and then monthly in advance thereafter. Call and other charges will be invoiced in arrears. We will calculate the charges for Calls using the details recorded by our network.
20.6 Payments in advance and deposits
(a) We may ask you for a payment in advance before payment would normally be due, which you shall pay in accordance with paragraph 10.7. This advance payment will not be more than our best estimate of your following month’s invoice. Should your advance payment exceed your actual invoice then any surplus will be credited to your account to be offset against subsequent invoices, should there be no further invoices and your account is not in debit then we will refund to you any surplus after deducting any cancellation or termination charges.
(b) We may ask for a deposit at any time, as security for payment of your invoices if it is reasonable for us to do so, which you shall pay in accordance with paragraph 20.7.Our procedures for deposits will be explained to you at the relevant time.
20.7 Terms of payment
Our standard credit terms are payment within fourteen (14) days of date of invoice by direct debit and these are the credit terms which will apply to this Agreement unless we have agreed otherwise in writing. You must pay all charges and rental within the credit terms which we have agreed and any advance payments and deposits when we ask for them. We reserve the right to apply a nominal monthly charge for non-direct debit payment methods. Where payment is arranged through a finance provider payment shall be in accordance with the terms of the finance agreement. Unless otherwise stated all charges exclude VAT which is chargeable at the applicable rate.
(a) You hereby acknowledge and agree that we have agreed to supply the Services to you at the agreed Tariff and charges on the basis that you have committed to the Minimum Spend and Minimum Term commitments.
(b) Our call rates for outbound calls to UK non-geographic numbers are charged according to the banding used by BT. You hereby acknowledge and agree that there may be occasions where a call type moves from one band to another band or BT change their charging structure and subsequently the charges for some of these call types may change, we will apply this change from the 1st of the month following the change and you acknowledge that we may not always be able to give you notice of such changes.
(c) Where you take any bundled service you agree to pay for all chargeable items which are excluded from or exceed the allowance of the bundle.
(d) Unless otherwise agreed with you in writing all call costs in our Tariff are displayed in pence per minute. All billing is per second, call durations are measured up to the whole second and the call charges rounded up to a penny.
(e) Inbound bundles include calls which terminate to landlines only. Should you terminate your calls to a mobile or international number than standard call charges will apply and are available on request.
20.9 Finance and Credit
20.9.1 You hereby consent to and shall procure that your owners, directors, officers and assigns consent to, us carrying out searches with credit reference agencies relating to the credit worthiness of your Company and/or your owners, directors, officers and assigns and you undertake to supply or procure the supply of all information requested for a credit search with a credit reference agency, who will add to your records and/or those records of your directors, officers and assigns details of the searches and these will be seen by other organisations that make searches.
20.9.2 It is agreed that where we approach a finance provider to arrange finance for the purchase of Equipment then we are acting as an agent for the Customer and not for the finance provider.
20.9.3 In the event that we are unable to obtain finance on the terms originally proposed or on other terms acceptable to you then we shall return any deposit received from you without further liability to you. Where third party indemnities are required by the finance provider failure to provide such indemnities shall constitute a breach of these Conditions and shall entitle us to retain any deposit paid by you.
20.9.4 After delivery and installation (where applicable) is completed any failure by you to complete the finance agreement documentation and/or commence payment in accordance with the terms of the finance agreement shall render you liable to pay to us the full value of the order (plus VAT) within seven (7) days of presentation of an invoice.
20.10 Inbound Rebates
We reserve the right to offset any inbound rebates which may be due to you against any amounts you may owe to us. We reserve the right not to pay any inbound rebates until such rebates total a cumulative minimum of £5 in any month.
Where we owe you any monies, you agree that we may offset this against any monies you may owe us before we make any payment to you.
20.12 Online Orders and Payments
Where you place an order and make a payment online for that order and we accept your order, we will confirm your order and receipt of payment by email at which point your contract will be binding. You may also get a payment confirmation from the third party payment processing company. Where we do not accept your order we reserve the right to return a payment to you. You should contact us immediately if you have any concerns regarding the order or payment. Where you fail to advise us of any issues regarding your online payment we are not liable for any consequences of any such payment but will make reasonable endeavours to rectify any of your concerns.
20.13 Trial Periods
Where you take a product or service on a trial basis for a reduced or zero charge for a fixed period, unless otherwise advised to you in writing, you need to give us notice in writing if you wish to cancel the product or service at the end of the trial. If you fail to give us notice then we will automatically invoice you for the product or service at the end of the trial for the remainder of the agreed contract term.
20.14 Other Charges
We reserve the right to make a nominal monthly charge for paper itemised billing; our basic online billing is provided as standard to all customers free of charge. We also reserve the right to apply a £20 per month minimum charge if your monthly invoice would be less than £20.
- Your other responsibilities
21.1 Our equipment and instructions
You agree to comply with our reasonable instructions relating to the Services and any equipment we supply to you in connection with the Services.
21.2 Entry to your premises
(a)If our engineers or sub-contractors have to enter your premises you agree to let them do so within normal working hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) or otherwise if agreed with you in advance. We will meet your reasonable requirements regarding the safety of people on your premises and you must do the same for us.
(b)If we need someone else’s permission to cross, or put our equipment in, or make an installation on their premises, you must get that permission for us and make any necessary arrangements. We will not be liable for any loss or damage where this permission is not obtained by you and you agree to pay any costs actually incurred.
(c)When our work is completed, you will be responsible for putting items back and for any necessary re-decorating.
11.3Misuse of the Services Nobody must use the Services:
(a)to make abusive, defamatory, obscene, offensive, indecent, menacing, disruptive, nuisance or hoax Calls, emails or other communications or Calls, emails or other communications in breach of privacy or any other rights;
(b)to send, knowingly receive, upload, display, download, use or re-use material which is abusive, defamatory, obscene, offensive, indecent or menacing or in-breach of copyright, privacy or any other rights;
(c)to send and receive data in such a way or in such amount so as to adversely affect the network (or any part of it) which underpins any Service or to adversely affect our other customers or customers of our suppliers;
(d)for the carrying out of fraud, an unlawful activity or a criminal offence or in a way which does not comply with the terms of any legislation;
(e)in a way that does not comply with any instructions given by us to you under paragraph 21.1;
(f)to obtain access, through whatever means, to restricted areas of the underlying network; or
(g)in a way which (in our reasonable opinion) brings our name into disrepute, or which places us in breach of our legal or regulatory obligations, and you must make sure that this does not happen. The action we can take if this happens is explained in paragraph 25. If a claim is made against us because the Services are misused in these ways, you must indemnify us in respect of any sums we are obliged to pay and/or costs we incur.
(a)If you use the Services for business purposes, you must indemnify us against any claims that anyone (other than you) threatens or makes against us because the Services are faulty or cannot be used by them.
(b)Where you take any product or service via Avec Telecom Ltd for which you are billed by us but where you are directly contracted to third party for that product or service, including but not limited to maintenance and insurance, you agree to indemnify us from any direct or indirect claims in relation to this product or service. You also agree not to make any deduction from any monies owed to us as a result of any dispute you may have with any such third party.
21.5 Line rentals
When we provide your Line rentals, we will route your Calls through our network. No other service provider may route these Calls or attempt to, and if they do we reserve the right to bar these calls.
21.6 Call charges
We will bill you for all Calls that are routed over our chosen network provider. Any Calls that are routed by other means for any reason beyond our control and for which you are invoiced by another provider will remain your responsibility. It is your responsibility to advise us if you receive invoices from other providers for services you believe to be with us and you should advise us as soon as you receive these invoices. We shall not be liable for any loss or damages as a result of you being invoiced by other providers (including but not limited to any perceived loss of savings).
21.7 Existing Contractual Obligations
It is your responsibility to ensure that signing a contract with us does not breach any existing contractual obligations you may have with any other suppliers and you should give any other suppliers notice as may be required by them. We are not responsible or liable for any costs, financial losses or disputes that may arise from any such breach of contract or your failure to give the correct notice.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have adequate resilience in place to protect against any loss of data, service or connectivity; this includes a separate power supply for IP phones. In accordance with paragraph 13.2, we will not be liable for any loss or damage (financial or otherwise) where you fail to do so.
21.9 Emergency Calls
IP Phones need an additional power supply to operate. In the event of a power failure it is your responsibility to ensure you have the means to make emergency calls. In accordance with paragraph 23.2, we will not be liable for any loss or damage
(financial or otherwise) where you fail to do so.
21.10 User Names, Passwords and Pin Codes
It is your responsibility to keep private any user names, passwords or pin codes that we may provide you with to use any of our Services. You are liable for all charges associated with the use of such user names, passwords and pin codes to access our Services unless you advise us that the security of any of the user names, passwords or pin codes may have been compromised and we confirm back to you that we have disabled the access. Should you fail to notify us of any such compromise in security then you will remain liable for all charges incurred in accessing the Services. Where we disable any access following a compromise in security, we shall provide you with new user names, passwords or pin codes as appropriate which are subject to the terms of this paragraph.
22.1 We will investigate any fault that is reported to us according to our standard procedures for the Service in question (which are available on request). We will use reasonable endeavours to repair any fault that is reported to us and which is directly caused by us or our employees or agents according to our standard procedures for the Service in question.
22.2 When we agree to work on a fault outside the hours covered by our standard procedures, you will be liable to pay us an extra charge at the applicable rate set out in our tariffs in force at the time.
22.3 If you tell us there is a fault in a Service and we find either that there is not or that you, someone at your premises
or a third party (including, without limitation, another network operator or communications supplier) has caused the fault or the interruption in service, we may charge you for any work we have done to try to find the fault or to repair it. We are not liable for any loss or damages arising from a fault or interruption in service caused by someone other than us, and we are not responsible for fixing any faults not caused by us.
22.4 During any fault investigations, we may require you to carry out tests and we will require you to feedback any results of these tests to allow us to follow our standard procedures and conclude our investigations.
22.5 Where Call routing utilises IP, you acknowledge that call quality and availability can be subject to factors outside of our control e.g. bandwidth contention or quality of service (QoS). We shall not be liable to you in respect to any quality or availability issues with such a Service.
22.6 Where a fault reported is deemed to be caused by a router provided by Avec Telecom Ltd, we will replace this as long as the current router is within its warranty period. We will ship a new router to you as soon as possible, pre-configured with the username and password and any IP Addressing requested on the original order. At this point a charge for the new router will be raised and only credited back on receipt of the original faulty router. If the router is outside of the 12 month warranty period, the new router is chargeable and will show on the next invoice.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
23.1We accept liability for personal injury or death as a result of our negligence. We also accept liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation. We do not limit that liability and paragraphs 13.2 and 13.3 do not apply to that liability.
23.2 We have no liability how so ever caused including (with out limitation) by negligence) for any loss of business, profits, revenue or savings you expected to make, wasted expense, financial loss, data being lost or damaged, lack of availability of IT and/or communications systems not provided by us, damage to reputation or for any liability for any loss that is not reasonably foreseeable or for any indirect or consequential loss.
23.3 Any liability we have of any sort (including any liability because of our negligence) is limited to £100,000 for any one event or any series of related events, and in any twelve (12) month period to £500,000 in total.
23.4 Except as expressly set out in this Agreement, all conditions, warranties, terms, undertakings and obligations implied by statute, common law, custom, trade usage or otherwise are hereby excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law.
23.5 Each part of this Agreement that excludes or limits our
liability operates separately. If any part is disallowed or is not effective, the other parts will continue to apply.
23.6 We are not responsible for any pricing, typographical, or other errors and reserve the right to reject any orders where such an error may have occurred.
23.7 The provisions of this paragraph 13 shall continue to apply notwithstanding termination of this Agreement.
24.Matters beyond our reasonable control
If we cannot fulfil, or are delayed in fulfilling, or are interrupted in continuing to fulfil, our obligations under this Agreement because of something beyond our reasonable control such as, without limitation, lightning, flood, or exceptionally severe weather, fire or explosion, civil disorder, war, or military operations, national or local emergency, anything done by government or other competent authority, acts or omissions of other communications suppliers or network operators, or industrial disputes of any kind, (including those involving our employees or suppliers), we will not be liable for this.
CHANGING AND TERMINATING THE AGREEMENT
25.Breach of the Agreement
25.1We may suspend any or all of the Services or terminate the Agreement immediately at any time by notifying you in writing if:
(a)you commit a material breach of this Agreement or any other agreement you have with us and fail to remedy the breach within a reasonable time of being asked to do so;
(b)we believe that the Service(s) are being used in a way forbidden by paragraph 21.3. This applies even if you do not know that the Service(s) are being used in such a way;
(c)bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings are brought against you, or if you do not make any payment under a judgment of a court on time, or (if you are a business) you make an arrangement with your creditors, or a receiver or administrator is appointed over any of your assets, or you go into liquidation.
25.2If you fail to pay any charges due to us by the due date we may (without losing or reducing any other right or remedy) suspend any Service (in whole or in part) without notice if;
(a)you fail to make any payment requested within seven (7) days of the date of a letter, e-mail or other appropriate correspondence requesting such payment;
(b)two (2) consecutive direct debit requests are rejected; and/or
(c)you fail to pay any payment on the due date where there have been two(2) preceding failures which were remedied within the seven (7) day period.
25.3We reserve the right to charge interest at the rate of five percent (5%) above the bank of England base rate per annum on any charges not paid by the due date for payment until the date when they are received by us.
25.4If we suspend any Services, we will not provide them again until you rectify the situation that caused us to suspend the Services or you have satisfied us that you will do so or that the Services will not be used in a way that is forbidden by paragraph 21.3.
25.5 If we suspend any Services because you breach this Agreement, the Agreement will still continue and you must still pay us any rental charges as and when they arise unless and until the Agreement is terminated.
25.6 If this Agreement or any of the Services are terminated in accordance with this paragraph 25 during the Minimum Term or any agreed term applicable to each of the Services, we will levy a cancellation charge in relation to each relevant Service calculated in accordance with the following:-
(a)Each Service for which a monthly rental charge is payable – number of months remaining of Minimum Term for that Service multiplied by the monthly rental; and/or
(b)CallSpend–number of months remaining on Minimum Term multiplied by the monthly Minimum Spend (or the average of your last three months call spend where there is no Minimum Spend)and/or
(c)Repayment of any subsidised charges or any other contribution we may have made towards any other costs, as described in paragraph 28.2.
(d)Repayment of any discount or other benefit you may have received which was based on a minimum contract term commitment, and/or
(e)Any applicable cease charges as may be detailed in the tariff.
25.7Following a suspension of services, we will only re- activate your services after you have paid the re-activation charges as may be advised at the time.
- Cancelling the Services before they are provided
26.1You may cancel the Services or an individual Service at any time up to seven (7) working days before you receive or (if earlier) you are deemed to receive these Conditions (and the Service Agreement and other documents comprising this Agreement) or, if sooner, up to but not including the date on which we commence our supply of the Services to you, provided that you notify us in writing of such cancellation within such period and return any equipment that we may have sent to you, undamaged and in its original packaging by sending it special delivery to us at head office. You will be deemed to have received these Conditions at the time you sign our Service Agreement and Order Schedule. These conditions are available from Avec Telecom, using any Service or equipment after receiving these Conditions, you will be deemed to have accepted these Conditions and agree that you will also lose your right of cancellation (statutory or otherwise) as set out in this paragraph 26.1.
26.2 If the circumstances described in paragraph 26.1 apply, and if you are a domestic user, no cancellation charge will be payable for the Services although if you do not return any equipment that we may have sent to you, we shall be entitled to charge you for the costs we incur in collecting them from you or invoice the cost. This does not affect your statutory rights. However, if you have ordered the Service(s) for business use you must pay us for any work we have done or costs we have incurred up to the date of cancellation.
- Terminating the Agreement after the Services are provided
27.1Termination at end of Contract Term Expiry
(a)Either party may terminate this Agreement in respect of a Service by giving the other party not less than ninety (90) days notice in writing to take effect on or at any time after the end of the Minimum Term for the relevant Service. Where a Service has a notice period of greater than ninety (90) days then this notice must be provided on that Service.
(b)If we give you notice to terminate under paragraph 17.1(a), you must pay rental up to the end of the notice period in addition to any charges for Calls made during the notice period. If you give us notice to terminate under paragraph
27.1(a), you must pay rental until ninety (90) days from the date we receive your notice, or until the end of the notice if that is later, in addition to any charges for Calls made during the notice period.
(c)If you fail to give us notice you must pay rental until ninety (90) days, or longer where a service has a greater notice period, after you have ceased to use our Service.
(d)Some Services may incur cease charges as detailed in the Tariff and these will be chargeable on termination unless otherwise agreed in writing.
27.2 Termination before end of Contract Term Expiry If you want to terminate this Agreement in respect of a Service prior to the end of the Minimum Term for the relevant Service (other than because we have materially altered the conditions of this Agreement under paragraph 29.3) you must give us at least ninety (30) days notice in writing and we will levy a cancellation charge calculated in accordance with the following:-
(a)Each Service for which a monthly rental charge is payable – number of months remaining of Minimum Term for that Service multiplied by the monthly rental; and/or
(b)Call Spend – number of months remaining on Minimum Term multiplied by the monthly Minimum Spend (or the average of your last three months call spend where there is no Minimum Spend); and/or
(c)Pro-rata or full repayment of any subsidised installation or any other contribution to upfront or ongoing costs paid by us as described in paragraph 28.3 and in accordance with the terms of the subsidised installation, and/or
(d)The appropriate notice period charge for each Service, and/or
(e)Repayment of any discount or other benefit you may have received which was based on a minimum contract term commitment, and/or
(f)Any applicable cease charges as may be detailed in the Tariff.
27.2.1 Should you fail to pay the early termination cancellation charges with 10 days (or 5 days for non direct debit payment) of the date of invoice were serve the right to suspend your Services.
27.3 If you have paid any rental in respect of a Service for a period after this Agreement has ended in respect of that Service, we will either repay it or off set towards any money you owe us.
27.4 You must pay all charges for the Services until the date on which the Services to you and any applicable notice period.
27.5We also have the right to terminate this Agreement or any of the Services immediately on notice to you in accordance with paragraph 15 and in these circumstances the thirty (30) day notice period will not apply.
27.6 Additional Termination Provisions
(a)The provisions of this paragraph 17.6 shall be without prejudice to the other provisions of this Agreement.
(b)At the end of this Agreement, you shall be responsible for arranging for the Services to be provided by another supplier (“the New Supplier”).
(c)In the event that we terminate this Agreement pursuant to the provisions of paragraphs 25.1 or 25.2, the provision of Services shall end with immediate effect upon the service of notice to you, in accordance with the provisions of those paragraphs.
(d)If we terminate this Agreement pursuant to paragraph 27.1(a) or if you terminate this Agreement for any reason whatsoever, on receipt of your notice of termination we will apply Standard rates, applicable at the time, to all Services on your account to take effect following expiry of your notice period.
(e)Once you have served your minimum notice requirement we may serve you a minimum of 48 hours notice to suspend your Services. Following suspension of your Services under this paragraph you may request that Services are reconnected and agree these will be subject to a reconnection charge and a new minimum contract period. We will notify you of this charge and contract period at the time.
(f)Should you serve your required notice and fail to move your Services to a new supplier then you accept and agree that you will remain liable for all charges at our Standard rates until such time that the Services are transferred to a new supplier.
- Minimum Term, Minimum Spend and Contract Renewal
28.1 The Minimum Term and Minimum Spend will be as specified on the Service Agreement, Order Schedules or Tariff(s) for each Service, or as otherwise agreed with you in writing. In the event that the Minimum Term is not on the Service Agreement or Order Schedules then the Minimum Term will be 36 months from your Contract Commencement Date. In the event that the Minimum Spend is not on the Service Agreement or Order Schedules then the Minimum Spend applicable to the Tariff(s) will apply. The Minimum Term for any new installation will be at least twelve (36) months or greater as may be specified in the Service Agreement or Order Form.
28.2 If you fail to reach the annualised Minimum Spend commitment in respect of a Service over the initial Minimum Term and any renewal Minimum Term for such Service then we reserve the right to bill you the difference between the actual amount you spent and the amount you committed to spend pursuant to the Minimum Spend over the Minimum Term.
28.3 If this Agreement or any individual Services are terminated during the Minimum Term or any agreed term for the relevant Service(s) and you received free or subsidised installation or activation or any other contribution towards costs of any Services, Products, Equipment, Lines or third party termination charges as part of the Tariff or otherwise, then we reserve the right to impose a termination charge equal to the original cost divided by the number of the months in the relevant term, multiplied by the number of months remaining in the relevant term.
28.4 After the expiry of the initial and each subsequent Minimum Term, unless otherwise agreed with you in writing, your contract will automatically enter in to a 30day rolling contract. This automatic renewal reoccurs until the Agreement is terminated by either party by giving 30 days written notice to expire no earlier than the end of the then current Minimum Term in accordance with paragraph 27, subject to paragraph15. Such automatic contract renewal will be on the same terms and, unless otherwise agreed in writing, the same Minimum Spend will apply.
Paragraph 28.4 shall not apply to you if:
1) your business meets criteria as defined by Ofcom which would classify you as a residential or small business Customer and
2) your agreement is dated no earlier than the contract agreement date, unless you have opted in to the automatic contract renewal at the point of placing your order by ticking the applicable box on the Service Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, should you not tick this box and your company does not meet the Ofcom criteria which would classify your company as residential or small business then automatic contract renewal and paragraph 28.4 will apply.
- Changing the Agreement
29.1 In general
If you ask us to make any change to the Services or Rental Equipment we will ask you to confirm your request in writing. No action will be taken by us to carry out the change until we have received your written confirmation. If we agree to a change, this Agreement will be changed when we confirm the change to you in writing.
We may change the terms and conditions of the Agreement (or any document comprising part of the Agreement, including the Tariff for any Service) at any time on giving you no less than one (1) months’ notice. We will notify you of any changes on your monthly invoice and will post any changes or new terms and conditions on Avec Telecoms website you agree that if you continue to use the Services following receipt of such notice you will be bound by the new/revised Conditions. We reserve the right to pass on any increase in our costs for the Services we provide to you at any time by no less than one (1) months’ notice, the only exception being that detailed in 20.8(b).
29.3 Material Adverse Effect
Other than in the case of passing on cost increases, if a change has a material adverse effect on you or the Services we provide then the termination charges detailed in paragraph 18.1 will not be payable by you if you wish to terminate the Agreement or any of the Services before the end of the Minimum Term applicable to each of the Services. Termination charges for any subsidised installation as described in paragraph 18.2 will remain in effect and will be payable by you.
30.Transferring the Agreement
You cannot, and cannot try to, assign or transfer (in whole or in part) this Agreement or the benefit of or the rights under this Agreement to anyone else. We may assign or transfer (in whole or in part) this Agreement to any Associated Company.