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Please read the following General Terms and conditions very carefully as they affect your use of the website and your rights.

1.1 Your use of the website is subject to these General terms and Conditions together with any more specific terms we may draw your attention to before you purchase any products from the website.
1.2 Definitions
1.3 The following definitions apply
A. “Consumer” shall have the meaning ascribed in section 12 of the Unfair contract Terms Act 1977.
B. “General Terms and Conditions” means these terms and conditions
C. “Specific Terms and Conditions” means the Specific terms and conditions tailored to cover any product or service that you may purchase through the Website, and which take priority over these General Terms and Conditions to the extent of any conflict between them.
D. “Web site” “Website” or “Site” means the web site you are browsing when you clicked on a link to these General Terms and Conditions, including all subsidiary pages.
E. “we” or “us” or “ourselves” refers to the organisation whose name is identified to you on the Website. Please note that because these General Terms and Conditions apply to more than one Web Site, references to “We” or “Us” in there General Terms and Conditions means the company, partnership, or other organisation that is identified on the home page of the website you were browsing when you were referred to these General Terms and Conditions.
1.4 Information Contained on the Web site
A. While we take all reasonable care to ensure that the information contained on the Website is accurate and up to date, we make no representations, warranties or undertakings about any of the information content or materials provided on the website (including, without limitation, any as to quality, accuracy, completeness or reliability).
B. All material on the website is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute legal, accounting or other professional advice, and it must therefore not be relied upon as such. You should arrange your own advice from a qualified party before acting in reliance on any of the information, or purchasing any of the products or services, available on or from the website.
1.5 Updates and Changes
A. The website is being updated and improved on an ongoing basis. We reserve the right to change or remove (temporarily or permanently) the website or any part of it without notice and you confirm that we shall not be liable to you for any such change or removal; and
B. Changes to these General Terms and Conditions or to the Specific Terms and Conditions may be made at any time and your use of the website, or the purchase of products or services, are subject to any such changes. You agree to check to see if any changes have been made to the General or the relevant Specific terms each time you visit the website or purchase products or services from it.
1.6 Exclusion of liability to you from the use of the Web Site
A. The website is provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
B. Any and all liability to you that may arise from your access to and use of the website, whether due to negligence, breach of duty or otherwise, is excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law.
C. No warranty is given that the functionality of the website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive.
D. We are not responsible for the content of other websites that link to the Website, nor are we responsible for the content of any website to which links are provided from the website. Links to other sites are provided purely for your convenience and do not imply that we approve of those sites.
E. Nothing in these General Terms and Conditions shall be construed so as to exclude or limit the liability of ourselves for death or personal injury as a result of our negligence or that of its employees or agents.
1.7 Copyright and trade marks (Intellectual Property)
A. The copyright in all materials on the Website, including their design, layout, text, graphics, photographs and the source code and software belong to their respective owners. Trade marks (whether registered or not) company names and the like are the property of their respective owners.
B. You are licensed to view and temporarily store Website pages and their content in your browser’s temporary cache, and also to print out for reference a single copy for non-commercial purposes and off-line review. You may not sell or re-sell anything available from the website, save to the extent expressly permitted pursuant to any product or service purchased by you from the website where such permission is either expressly given or is a necessary attribute of the product or service concerned.
1.8 Force Majeure –supply of goods or services ordered through the Website
A. In connection with the supply of any goods or services ordered by you through the website, we shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform any of our obligations if the delay or failure results from events or circumstances outside our reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, strikes, lock outs, accidents, war, fire or failure of any communications, telecommunications or computer system, and we shall be entitled to a reasonable extension of our obligations to you (to the extent we owe any such obligations) should a force Majeure event occur.
B. If a Force Majeure event to which this clause applies shall occur, we agree to notify you as soon as practicable. If the Force Majeure event continues for more than 14 days, either party shall have the right to cancel the agreement and where services have been paid for in advance but have not been rendered, you will be entitled to a refund from the date of cancellation for all such services.
1.9 Data Protection
We take our obligations of confidentiality and the protection of your personal data very seriously. We will not, therefore, sell or make you data available to any third party without your prior consent.
1.10 Terminating the use of the Website
We may withdraw or suspend your right to access or use the website at any time, without prior notice and without providing any reason.
1.11 Waiver
No waiver by us (whether express or implied) in enforcing any of our rights shall prejudice our right to enforce such rights in the future
1.12 General
A. If any provision of these General terms and Conditions is held to be unlawful, invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be deemed severed and the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected
B. In the event of there being any conflict between these General Terms and Conditions and the Specific Terms and Conditions that apply specifically to the purchase of certain goods or services through the website, the Specific terms and Conditions shall prevail.
C. No person who is not a direct a party to any agreement covered by these General Terms and conditions shall have any right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of the Agreement.
D. Where you are a consumer, you have the right to cancel and contract for the provision of goods or services, by notice in writing, at any time before seven working days have passed from the day after the contract was made. If, however, we have started to perform our side of the contract before you exercise your right to cancel, then the right to cancel is lost.
E. Douglas Company Services Limited is eligible for referral fees from certain partners where lead information generates new business for those partners.
1.13 Notices
A. This clause applies where these General Terms and Conditions or the Specific Terms and Conditions provide expressly or by implication for the service of notices.
B. any notice required to be given under our Agreement with you or in connection with the matters contemplated by it shall, except where otherwise specifically provided, be in writing in the English language.
C. Any such notice shall be addressed to the usual business address of the other party and may be:
D. personally delivered, in which case it shall be deemed to have been given upon delivery at the relevant address if it is delivered not later than 17.00 hours on a Business Day, or, if it is delivered later than 17.00 hours on a Business Day or at any time on a day which is not a Business Day, at 08.00 hours on the next Business Day; or
E. if within the United Kingdom, sent by first class pre-paid post, in which case it shall be deemed to have been given two Business Days after the date of posting; or
F. if from or to any place outside the United Kingdom, sent by pre-paid airmail, or by air courier in which case it shall be deemed to have been given seven Business Days after the date of posting in the case of airmail or two Business Days after delivery to the courier, in the case of air courier;
G. sent by facsimile, in which case it shall be deemed to have been given when despatched, subject to confirmation of uninterrupted transmission by a transmission report provided that any notice despatched by facsimile after 17.00 hours on any Business Day or at any time on a day which is not a Business Day shall be deemed to have been given at 08.00 on the next Business Day; or
H. sent by electronic mail, in which case, it shall be deemed to be given when received but subject to the same provisions regarding receipt after 17.00 hours as apply to notices sent by Facsimile.
1.14 Governing law and Jurisdiction
A. Your use of the website and the purchase of any products or services from it are governed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
B. The English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute or difference whatsoever arising out of or in connection with your use of the web site or the purchase of any products or services from it.
Specific Terms and Conditions –douglas-cs.co.uk
2.1 These Specific Terms and Conditions are applicable to transactions made through the Douglas Company Services Ltd website at http://www.douglas-cs.co.uk and subsidiary pages
2.2 Definitions
A. “Douglas Company Services Ltd”, “we”, “us” or “ourselves” means Douglas Company Services Ltd whose registered office is at Regent House, 316 Beulah Hill, London, SE19 3HF.
B. “FAQ’s” means Frequently Asked Questions for Companiesmadesimple.com accessed here: http://www.douglas-cs.co.uk/faq.htm
2.3 Ordering
A. All orders that you place through this Website are deemed to be an offer by you to purchase the products or services that we supply subject to these Terms and are subject to acceptance of the order by ourselves. We may chose not to accept any order without providing a reason.
B. You are presented with a range of choices during the ordering process. It is your responsibility to ensure that you read and understand these choices before you proceed with any purchase. Please contact us during usual UK office hours if you are unsure about anything before you proceed with a purchase (please note that while we endeavour to respond to enquiries promptly, we cannot guarantee to do so. It remains your responsibility to take advice about the product you intend to order before the order is placed)
2.4 What you receive
A. Douglas Company Services Ltd are specialist online companies formation agents and we make use of electronic filing facilities available from the Registrar of Companies.
B. Provided you have complied with the formalities necessary to purchase a company from us (as explained in more detail in the FAQ’s) the Registrar of Companies will generally complete the incorporation within approximately 3 hours during normal working hours. However, we have no control over this process, which may take longer.
C. You will also receive the documentation that we describe on the relevant page.
2.5 Price of goods and Services
A. The price for any goods or services that you purchase from us is as set out under the option you select and unless otherwise stated, all prices include VAT at the prevailing rate.
B. We reserve the right periodically to update the prices on the Website and to add to, amend, or withdraw the products and services that we offer, without prior notice. Every effort is made to ensure that the prices are correct, but in the event of serious error, any transaction shall be voidable by us and you would then be entitled to a full refund.
C. We shall not be liable to anyone for withdrawing or amending any of the products we sell, or for refusing or failing to process an order.
2.6 Renewals of Registered Office and Service Address
A. If payment for renewal of the Service has not been received on or before the anniversary of the date on which the previous payment was received you will be deemed irrevocably to have authorised us (and to have irrevocably consented to our so doing) to change, with immediate effect, the registered office of the Company to your residential address or to such other address previously notified to us by you for this purpose.
B. If payment for renewal of the Service has not been received on or before the anniversary of the date on which the previous payment was received you will be deemed irrevocably to have authorised us (and to have irrevocably consented to our so doing) to change, with immediate effect, the Director's Service Address to your residential address or to such other address previously notified to us by you for this purpose.
2.7 Renewals of Secretary Service.
If payment for renewal of the Service has not been received on or before the anniversary of the date on which the previous payment was received you will be deemed irrevocably to have authorised us (and to have irrevocably consented to our so doing) to resign as company secretary with immediate effect.
2.8 Incorporation of General Terms and Conditions
A. These Specific Terms and Conditions must be read together with the General Terms and Conditions above. The General Terms and conditions apply to any agreement between us and to your use of the Website generally, including for the avoidance of doubt, Clause 1.14, the jurisdiction and governing law clause.
2.9 Refund Policy
A. Should you purchase your company and change your mind before submission to Companies House we will refund all monies paid to us except for an administration charge of £10. The charge covers our merchant charges (both on the purchase and the refund) and other incidental expenses. Refunds cannot be given once the company has been submitted.
B. No refunds are available in respect of parts of a package.
2.10 Proof of Identity
A. As company service providers, our ongoing services are subject to client identification legislation including The London Local Authorities Act and Know Your Client rules generally. We may need to ask you to provide proof of identity and the provision of services will be subject to receipt of this information.
2.11 Ready Made Companies
A. Once a ready made company has been transferred away from us the customer is responsible for all filing obligations with immediate effect.
 

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