Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions apply as between you, the Customer (as defined below), the Users (as defined below) and Leafhopper Enterprise Support Ltd, the owner of SOLAR (as defined below). For more information and or enquiries please Contact Us

1. Definitions and Interpretations

  • 1.1 In these Conditions, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meanings:

Account
means collectively, the personal information, payment information and credentials used by Users to access SOLAR.

Annual Fee
means the sum of money paid by the Customer at annual intervals to keep SOLAR active and to enable them to access SOLAR and to provide the Support Services.

Business Day
means a day (other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday) when banks in London are open for business.

Commercially Reasonable Efforts
means the same degree of priority and diligence with which the Company meets the support needs of its other similar customers.

Company
means Leafhopper Enterprise Support Ltd (company no. 05490621) whose registered office is at 56 Boughton Lane, Loose, Maidstone, Kent ME15 9QS.

Conditions
these terms and conditions as amended from time to time.

Content
means any text, graphics, images, audio, video, software, data compilations and any other form of information capable of being stored as part of SOLAR.

Contract
the contract between the Company and the Customer for the supply of the Services in accordance with these Conditions and the Order.

Customer
the person or firm who purchase Services from the Company.

Customer Cause
means any of the following causes:

  • A. any improper use, misuse or unauthorised alteration of SOLAR by the Customer;
  • B. any use of SOLAR by the Customer in a manner inconsistent with its intended purpose, technical documentation, specification and/or operations manual;
  • C. where applicable, the use by the Customer of any hardware or software not approved by the Company in the Order for use by the Customer in connection with SOLAR; or
  • D. the use of a non-current version or release of SOLAR.

Fault
means any failure of SOLAR to operate in all material respects in accordance with the technical documentation, specification and/or operations manual, including any failure or error referred to in the Service Level Table.

Fee
the licence fee payable by the Customer to the Company under clause 9

Help Desk Support
means any support provided by help desk technicians sufficiently qualified and experienced to identify and resolve most support issues relating to SOLAR.

Intellectual Property Rights
Patents, utility models, rights to inventions, copyright and related rights, trade marks and service marks, trade names and domain names, rights in get-up, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off or unfair competition, rights in designs, rights in computer software, database rights, rights to preserve the confidentiality of information (including know-how and trade secrets) and any other intellectual property rights, including all applications for (and rights to apply for and be granted), renewals or extensions of, and rights to claim priority from, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which subsist or will subsist, now or in the future, in any part of the world.

Normal
has the meaning set out in the Service Level Table.

Order
means the Customer’s order for Services as set out overleaf.

Out-of-scope Services
means any of the following services:

  • A. any services provided by the Company in connection with any apparent problem regarding SOLAR reasonably determined by the Company not to have been caused by a Fault, but rather by a Customer Cause or a cause outside the Company’s control (including any investigational work resulting in such a determination); or
  • B. any Support Service provided outside of the SupportHours.

Services
means collectively, the online facilities, tools, services or information that the Company makes available through SOLAR either now or in the future.

Service Levels
means the service level responses and response times referred to in the Service Level Table which may be amended by the Company from time to time.

Service Level Table
means the table set out in clause 8.1

Solution
means either of the following outcomes:

  • A. correction of a Fault; or
  • B. a workaround in relation to a Fault that is reasonably acceptable to the Customer.

Support Hours
means 8.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays.

Support Period
means the period of 12 months from the commencement of the Support Services which will be automatically extended for a further 12 month period unless terminated in accordance with clause 16.

Support Request
means a request made by the Customer in accordance with these Conditions for support in relation to SOLAR, which may include the correction of a Fault.

Support Services
means the support services provided under the Contract relating to SOLAR which shall include Held Desk Support.

SOLAR
means ‘special on-line academic records’ which is a web based application for schools to record and report pupil performance.

User / Users
means the Customer’s employees, agents or sub-contractors authorised to access SOLAR in the course of their employment.

Urgent
has the meaning set out in the Service Level Table.

Website
means the website on which these Conditions appear www.solarforschools.org.uk and any sub-domains of that website.

  • 1.2 Unless the context otherwise requires, each reference in these Conditions to:
  • A. “writing”, and any cognate expression, includes a reference to any communication effected by electronic or facsimile transmission or similar means;
  • B. a statute or a provision of a statute is a reference to that statute or provision as amended or re-enacted at the relevant time;
  • C. a clause or paragraph is a reference to a clause of these Conditions;
  • D. the headings used in these Conditions are for convenience only and shall have no effect upon the interpretation of these Conditions;
  • E. words imparting the singular number shall include the plural and vice versa;
  • F. references to any gender shall include the other gender.

2. Basis of Contract

  • 2.1 The Order constitutes an offer by the Customer to purchase Services in accordance with these Conditions.
  • 2.2 The Order shall only be deemed to be accepted when the Company receives a completed order form from the Customer at which point and on which date the Contract shall come into existence.
  • 2.3 The Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties. The Customer acknowledges that it has not relied on any statement, promise, representation, assurance or warranty made or given by or on behalf of the Company which is not set out in the Contract.
  • 2.4 Any samples, drawings, descriptive matter or advertising issued by the Company, and any descriptions or illustrations contained in the Company’s catalogues or brochures, are issued or published for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the Services described in them. They shall not form part of the Contract or have any contractual force.
  • 2.5 These Conditions apply to the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms that the Customer seeks to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by trade, custom, practice or course of dealing.
  • 2.6 Any quotation given by the Company shall not constitute an offer, and is only valid for a period of 20 Business Days from its date ofissue.

3. Provision of Services

  • 3.1 The Company shall use its reasonable endeavours to provide SOLAR on an error-free basis and without interruption but it does not provide any warranty or guarantee that the use of SOLAR shall be error-free or without interruption and reserves the right to alter or suspend the provision of SOLAR without prior notice to the Customer.
  • 3.2 The Customer acknowledges that SOLAR may change in form or nature at anytime.
  • 3.3 The Company shall have the right, exerciseable at its sole discretion, to terminate provision of SOLAR without prior notice to the Customer.
  • 3.4 Notwithstanding the Company’s right to perform any of the actions detailed in this clause without prior notice, the Company shall use its reasonable endeavours to provide such notice whenever possible.

4. Access to Services

  • 4.1 The Customer represents and warrants that they have the authority to enter into the Contract, to use SOLAR and to perform any and all acts as may be necessary under these Conditions.
  • 4.2 If the Customer has reason to believe that their Account details have been obtained by another without consent, the Customer shall contact the Company immediately to suspend their Account and cancel any unauthorised orders or payments that may be pending. The Customer should be aware that orders or payments can only be cancelled up until the point at which SOLAR is used for the first time through that particular Account. In the event that unauthorised use is made prior to the Customer notifying the Company of the unauthorised nature of the order or payment, the Company will suspend access to SOLAR and will withdraw any scheduled payments pending investigation. Following investigation, it shall be determined whether or not to cancel access to SOLAR and make a full or partial refund of the payment to the Customer.

5. Use of SOLAR

  • 5.1 In consideration of the Fee paid by the Customer to the Company, the Company grants to the Customer a non-exclusive, non-transferable licence for a term of one year to use SOLAR. This licence shall be automatically extended for a further 12 month period upon cleared payment of the appropriate Annual Fee.
  • 5.2 For the purposes of clause 5.1, use of SOLAR shall be restricted for the purpose of processing the Customer’s data for the normal business purposes of the Customer (which shall include allowing the use of SOLAR by, or for the benefit of, any person who is an employee of the Customer). Users are permitted to use SOLAR only in accordance with:
  • A. these Conditions; and
  • B. any relevant law, regulation or other applicable instrument in their particular jurisdiction.
  • 5.3 The Customer may not use SOLAR other than as specified in clause 5.1 and clause 5.2 without the prior written consent of the Company, and the Customer acknowledges that additional fees may be payable on any change of use approved by the Company and / or Users’ rights to use SOLAR may be revoked at the Company’s discretion
  • 5.4 Except as expressly stated in this clause 5, the Customer has no right (and shall not permit any third party) to copy, duplicate, trade, resell, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, modify, adapt or make error corrections to SOLAR in whole or in part except to the extent that any reduction of SOLAR to human readable form (whether by reverse engineering, decompilation or disassembly) is necessary for the purposes of integrating the operation of SOLAR with the operation of other software or systems used by the Customer, unless the Company is prepared to carry out such action at a reasonable commercial fee or has provided the information necessary to achieve such integration within a reasonable period, and the Customer shall request the Company to carry out such action or to provide such information before undertaking any such reduction.
  • 5.5 The Customer shall not:
  • A. sub-licence, assign or novate the benefit or burden of the Contract in whole or in part;
  • B. allow SOLAR to become the subject of any charge, lien or encumbrance;
  • C. allow Users to engage in any conduct that may disrupt the provision of SOLAR by the Company; or
  • D. deal in any other manner with any or all of its rights and obligations under these Conditions, without the prior written consent of the Company, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed.
  • 5.6 The Company may at any time sub-licence, assign, novate, charge or deal in any other manner with any or all of its rights and obligations under the Contract, provided it gives written notice to the Customer.
  • 5.7 The Customer may not use any such information provided by the Company or obtained by the Customer during any such reduction permitted under clause 5.4 to create any software which is substantially similar to that of SOLAR nor use such information in any manner which would be restricted by any copyright subsisting init.
  • 5.8 The Customer shall:
  • A. keep a complete and accurate record of the Customer’s copying and disclosure of SOLAR and the Users, and produce such record to the Company on request from time to time;
  • B. notify the Company as soon as it becomes aware of any unauthorized use of SOLAR by any person;
  • C. pay, for broadening the scope of the licences granted under these Conditions to cover the unauthorized use, an amount equal to the fees which the Company would have levied (in accordance with its normal commercial terms then current) had it licensed any such unauthorised use on the date when such use commenced.
  • 5.9 The Customer shall indemnify and hold the Company harmless against any loss or damage which it may suffer or incur as a result of the Customer’s breach of these Conditions or any third-party’s terms and conditions.
  • 5.10 The Customer shall permit the Company to inspect and have access to any premises (and to the computer equipment located there) at or on which SOLAR is being kept or used, and have access to any records kept in connection with these Conditions, for the purposes of ensuring that the Customer is complying with the terms of the Contract, provided that the Company provides reasonable advance notice to the Customer of such inspections, which shall take place at reasonable times.

6. Support Services

  • 6.1 During the Support Period and subject to the payment of the Annual Fee, the Company shall perform the Support Services during the Support Hours in accordance with the Service Levels.
  • 6.2 As part of the Support Services, the Company shall:
  • A. provide Help Desk Support by e- mailing support@solarforschools.org.uk; Please note: Support does not include site visits. For clarity should a customer require a site visit there will be an additional charge.
  • B. use Commercially Reasonable Efforts to correct all Faults notified under clause 7; and
  • C. provide technical support for SOLAR in accordance with the Service Levels.
  • 6.3 The Company may reasonably determine that any services are Out-of-scope Services. If the Company makes any such determination, it shall promptly notify the Customer of that determination.
  • 6.4 The Customer acknowledges that:
  • A. the Company is not obliged to provide Out-of-scope Services;
  • B. in relation to the correction of Faults, the Support Services comprise correction of the Faults to the extent that such Faults result in SOLAR not conforming with the SOLAR specification;
  • C. in order to assist the Company in providing error correction Support Services, the Customer shall provide if possible a detailed description of the Fault; and
  • D. the Company will investigate the Fault and endeavour to correct it.
  • 6.5 The Company shall use Commercially Reasonable Efforts to respond to and resolve Support Requests as soon as possible (having regard to the nature and effect of the Support Request) or to circumvent it by way of a workaround, patch or fix but it cannot and does not guarantee that all Support Requests can be completed within the response times detailed in the Service Level Table.
  • 6.6 The Company shall not in any circumstances be liable to the Customer:
  • A. for failure to provide the Support Services in accordance with the Service Level Table; or
  • B. for a failure or delay in providing Support Services caused by ant act or omission of the Customer or the Customer’s agents, sub-contractors or employees.

7. Submitting Support Requests and Access

  • 7.1 The Customer may request Support Services by way of a Support Request.
  • 7.2 Each Support Request shall include the Customer’s name, the name of the individual making the request, contact details, a description of the issue and the start time of the incident.
  • 7.3 The Customer shall provide the Company with:
  • A prompt notice of any Faults; and
  • B such output and other data, documents, information, assistance and (subject to compliance with all Customer’s security and encryption requirements notified to the Company in writing) remote access to SOLAR, as are reasonably necessary to assist the Company to reproduce operating conditions similar to those present when the Customer detected the relevant Fault and to respond to the relevant Support Request.
  • 7.4 Unless otherwise agreed, all Support Services shall be provided from the Company’s office.
  • 7.5 The Customer acknowledges that, to properly assess and resolve Support Requests, it may be necessary to permit the Company direct access at the Customer’s premises to SOLAR and the Customer’s files, equipment and personnel.
  • 7.6 The Customer shall provide such access promptly, provided that the Company complies with all the Customer’s security requirements and other policies and procedures relating to contractors entering and working on the Customer’s premises notified to the Company.

8. Service Levels

  • 8.1 The Company shall:
  • A. prioritise all Support Requests based on its reasonable assessment of the severity level of the problem reported; and
  • B. respond to all Support Requests in accordance with the responses and response times specified in the table set out below:
Severity level of Support Request Definition Service Level response during Support Hours Service Level response outside of Support Hours
URGENT BUSINESS CRITICAL FAILURES
An error in, or failure of SOLAR that disables major functions of the SOLAR from being performed.
LEVEL 1 RESPONSE
Acknowledgment of receipt of a Support Request within 1 hour of it being reported to the Company.
LEVEL 1 RESPONSE
Acknowledgment of receipt of a Support Request within 24 hours of it being reported to the Company (excluding weekends and public holidays).
LEVEL 2 RESPONSE
The Company shall allocate an Urgent or Normal priority to the Fault. The Company will respond to the Support Request within 24 hours of the request being made to the Company.
LEVEL 2 RESPONSE
The Company shall allocate an Urgent or Normal priority to the Fault during Support Hours on the next Business Day. The Company will respond to the Support Request within 24 hours of the request being made to the Company providing it is within Support Hours on a Business Day. If not, the Company will respond during Support Hours on the next Business Day.
NORMAL BUSINESS CRITICAL FAILURES
Minor issue: An isolated or minor issue with SOLAR that: a) does not significantly affect functionality; b) may disable only certain nonessential functions; or c) does not materially impact the Customer’s business performance.
LEVEL 1 RESPONSE
Acknowledgment of receipt of a Support Request within one Business Day of it being reported to the Company.
LEVEL 1 RESPONSE
Acknowledgment of receipt of a Support Request within 3 Business Days of it being reported to the Company (excluding weekends and public holidays).
LEVEL 2 RESPONSE
The Company shall allocate an Urgent or Normal priority to the Support Request. The Company will respond within 72 hours (excluding weekends and public holidays) of the request being made to the Company.
LEVEL 2 RESPONSE
The Company shall allocate an Urgent or Normal priority to the Support Request during Support Hours on the next Business Date. The Company will respond to the Support Request within 72 hours (excluding weekends and public holidays) of the request being made to the Company providing such request is given during Support Hours on a Business Day. If not, the Company will respond within 72 hours (excluding weekends and public holidays) commencing at 8am on the next Business Day
  • 8.2 The parties may, on a case-by-case basis, agree in writing to a reasonable extension of the Service Level response times referred to in the Service Level Table above.
  • 8.3 The Company shall give the Customer regular updates of the nature and status of its efforts to comply with any Support Request.
  • 8.4 If a Solution or satisfactory outcome is not provided within the relevant Service Level response time, the Customer may escalate the Support Request to the parties’ respective project managers.

9. Fees and Payment

  • 9.1 The Customer shall pay to the Company the Fees set out in the Order on signature of the Contract and annually thereafter until such time as the Contract is terminated.
  • 9.2 The provision of Support Services on a remote, off-site basis (such as over the telephone or by e-mail) within the Support Period shall be included in the Annual Fees.
  • 9.3 The provision of Support Services outside the Support Period or at the Customer’s premises or the provision of Out-of-scope Services shall be charged for at the applicable time and materials rates set out in the quotation or in the absence of such, at the Company’s standard daily fee rate.
  • 9.4 If the Customer fails to make any payment due to the Company under the Contract by the due date for payment, then, without limiting the Company’s remedies under clause 16:
  • A. the Customer shall pay interest on the overdue amount at the rate of 4% per annum above Barclays Bank’s base rate from time to time. Such interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. The Customer shall pay the interest together with the overdue amount; and/or
  • B. the Company reserves the right to suspend the Services and/or the Support Services until payment has been made in full.

10. Intellectual Property

  • 10.1 The Customer acknowledges that all Intellectual Property Rights in SOLAR and any maintenance releases, belong to the Company and the Customer shall have no rights in or to SOLAR other than the right to use it in accordance with these Conditions.
  • 10.2 If any third party makes a claim, or notifies an intention to make a claim against the Customer in connection with its use of SOLAR (“Claim”), the Customer shall:
  • A. as soon as reasonably practicable, give written notice of the Claim to the Company, specifying the nature of the Claim in reasonable detail;
  • B. not make any admission of liability, agreement or compromise in relation to the Claim without the prior written consent of the Company (such consent not to be unreasonably conditioned, withheld or delayed);
  • C. give the Company and its professional advisers access at reasonable times (on reasonable prior notice) to its premises and its officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives or advisers, and to any relevant assets, accounts, documents and records within the power or control of the Customer, so as to enable the Company and its professional advisers to examine them and to take copies (at the Company’s expense) for the purpose of assessing the Claim; and
  • D. subject to the Company providing security to the Customer to the Customer’s reasonable satisfaction against any claim, liability, costs, expenses, damages or losses which may be incurred, taking such action as the Company may reasonably request to avoid, dispute, compromise or defend the Claim.
  • 10.3 If any Claim is made, or in the Company’s reasonable opinion is likely to be made, against the Customer, the Company may at its sole option and expense:
  • A. procure for the Customer the right to continue to use SOLAR (or any part thereof) in accordance with the terms of these Conditions;
  • B. modify SOLAR so that it ceases to be infringing;
  • C. replace SOLAR with non-infringing SOLAR;
  • D. terminate the Contract immediately by notice in writing to the Customer and refund any of the Fee paid by the Customer as at the date of termination (less a reasonable sum in respect of the Customer’s use of SOLAR to the date of termination) on return of SOLAR and all copies thereof; or
  • E. provided that if the Company modifies or replaces SOLAR, the Customer shall have the same rights in respect thereof as it would have had under those clauses had the references to the date of the Contract been references to the date on which such modification or replacement was made.
  • 10.4 Subject to the exceptions in clause 11 of these Conditions, all Content included on SOLAR, unless submitted or created by Users, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, icons, images, sound clips, video clips, data compilations, page layout, underlying code and software, is the property of the Company, its affiliates or other relevant third parties. By accepting these Conditions, the Customer acknowledges that such material is protected by applicable United Kingdom and international intellectual property and other laws.

11. User Content and Intellectual Property

  • 11.1 The licence to use SOLAR pursuant to these Conditions, is conditional upon the following:
  • A. Users must not submit evidence that is unlawful or otherwise objectionable. This includes, but is not limited to, evidence that is abusive, threatening, harassing, defamatory or fraudulent;
  • B. Users must not submit evidence that is intended to promote or incite violence;
  • C. Users must not submit evidence that may contain viruses or any other software or instructions that may damage or disrupt other software, computer hardware or communications networks;
  • D. Users must not post links to other websites containing any of the above types of Content;
  • E. Users must not engage in any form of commercial advertising;
  • F. Users must not impersonate other people, particularly employees and representatives of the Company or our affiliates;
  • G. Users must not use SOLAR for unauthorised mass-communication such as “spam” or “junk mail”.
  • 11.2 The Company has the right, but not the obligation to pre or post-screen evidence submitted or created by Users and may flag or filter any evidence that it deems appropriate.
  • 11.3 If any Content is found to be in breach of these Conditions, the Company reserves the right to remove it without notice and may, at its sole discretion, terminate the responsible User’s access to SOLAR.
  • 11.4 The Customer acknowledges that Users may be exposed to evidence that they may find offensive. If a User believes that such evidence is in violation of these Conditions, it should be reported to the Company.
  • 11.5 The Customer is solely responsible for any and all evidence that Users submit or create. The Company does not endorse, support, represent or otherwise guarantee the accuracy or reliability of such evidence.
  • 11.6 Users use SOLAR at their own risk.
  • 11.7 By submitting or creating evidence, the Customer warrants and represents that it or the Users are the author of such evidence and / or that they have acquired all of the appropriate rights and / or permissions to use the evidence in this fashion. The Company accepts no responsibility or liability for any infringement of third party rights by such evidence. The Company accepts no responsibility or liability for any infringement of third party rights by such evidence.
  • 11.8 Where a Customer requests the Company to develop a new feature, report etc., and where the Customer pays for this enhancement, the Company will own the Intellectual Property Rights for this enhancement and reserves the right to make such enhancement available to all users of SOLAR.

12. Links to SOLAR

If the Customer wishes to place a link to SOLAR on another website, it may do so only to the Company’s home page in the absence of any prior permission. Deep linking (i.e. links to specific pages within the Website) requires the express permission of the Company.

13. Privacy

Use of SOLAR is also governed by the Company’s Privacy Policy which is incorporated into these Conditions by this reference. This can be found at www.leafhopper.co.uk.

14. Disclaimer of Warranties

  • 14.1 SOLAR is provided “as is” and on an “as available” basis. The Company gives no warranty that SOLAR will be free of defects and / or faults.
  • 14.2 No part of SOLAR is intended to constitute advice and the Content of SOLAR should not be relied upon when making any decisions or taking any action of any kind.
  • 14.3 The Customer accepts responsibility for the selection of SOLAR to achieve its intended results and acknowledges that SOLAR has not been developed to meet the individual requirements of the Customer.
  • 14.4 Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that all descriptions of Services available from the Company correspond to the actual services available, the Company is not responsible for any variations from these descriptions.
  • 14.5 All other conditions, warranties or other terms which might have effect between the parties or be implied or incorporated into these Conditions or any collateral contract, whether by statute, common law or otherwise, are hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law, including the implied conditions, warranties or other terms as to satisfactory quality, fitness for purposes or the use of reasonable skill and care.
  • 14.6 The Company accepts no liability for any disruption or non availability of the Website or SOLAR resulting from external causes including, but not limited to, ISP equipment failure, host equipment failure, communications network failure, power failure, natural events, acts of war or legal restrictions and censorship.

15. Limitation of Liability

  • 15.1 Except as expressly stated in clause 15.2:
  • A. the Company shall not in any circumstances have any liability for any losses or damages which may be suffered by the Customer (or any person claiming under or through the Customer), whether the same are suffered directly or indirectly or are immediate or consequential, and whether the same arise in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise howsoever, which fall within any of the following categories.
  • i. special damage even if the Company was aware of the circumstances in which such special damage could arise;
  • ii. loss of profits;
  • ii. loss of anticipated savings;
  • iv. loss of business opportunity;
  • v. loss of goodwill;
  • vi. loss or corruption of data, provided that this clause 15.1a) shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to the Customer’s tangible property that fall within the terms of clause 15.1(b) or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of categories (i) to (vi) inclusive of this clause 15.1a)
  • B. the total liability of the Company, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise and whether in connection with the Contract or any collateral contract, shall in no circumstances exceed a sum equal to the Annual Fee; and
  • C. the Customer agrees that, in entering into the Contract, either it did not rely on any representations (whether written or oral) of any kind or of any person other than those expressly set out in the Contract or (if it did rely on any representations, whether written or oral, not expressly set out in the Contract) that it shall have no remedy in respect of such representations and (in either case) the Company shall have no liability in any circumstances otherwise than in accordance with the express terms of the Contract.
  • 15.2 The exclusions in clause 15.1 shall apply to the fullest extent permissible at law, but the Company does not exclude liability for:
  • A. death or personal injury caused by the negligence of the Company, its officers, employees, contractors or agents;
  • B. fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
  • C. breach of the obligations implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 or section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982; or
  • D. any other liability which may not be excluded by law.
  • 15.3 Users should be aware that they use SOLAR and all relevant Content at their own risk.

16. Term and Termination

  • 16.1 The term of the Contract shall commence upon the Customer’s acceptance of these Conditions and shall continue until terminated either by the Customer or by the Company in accordance with this clause 16.
  • 16.2 If a Customer wishes to terminate the Contract they may do so by informing the Company in writing that they wish to terminate this Contract.
  • 16.3 The Company reserves the right to terminate the Contract, a User’s Account, the Customer’s Account and a User’s or Customer’s access to SOLAR at any time for the following reasons:
  • A. the Customer fails to pay any amount due under the Contract on the due date for payment and remains in default not less than 7 days after being notified in writing to make such payment;
  • B. the Customer or a User has committed a material breach of these Conditions, unless such breach is capable of remedy, in which case the right to terminate immediately will be exerciseable if the Customer fails to remedy the breach within 7 days after a written notice to do so;
  • C. the Customer has indicated, expressly or impliedly, that they do not intend to or are unable to comply with these Conditions;
  • D. the Company is required to do so by law;
  • E. it has become, in the opinion of the Company, its affiliates or advisers, no longer commercially viable to continue providing SOLAR; or
  • F. the Company is no longer providing SOLAR in the Customer’s country of residence.
  • 16.4 If the Company terminates a Customer or User’s Account as a result of the Customer breach of these Conditions, the Customer will not be entitled to any refund.
  • 16.5 If the Company terminates a Customer or User’s Account or subscription for any other reason, the User will not be refunded any remaining balance of their Fee or Annual Fee (as applicable).
  • 16.6 In the event that the Company terminates a Customer or User’s Account, the Customer will cease to have access to SOLAR from the date of termination.
  • 16.7 If the Customer terminates their Account, they will continue to have access to SOLAR for the remainder of their year for which they have paid their hosting charge, termination becoming effective at the end of that time.
  • 16.8 Upon termination of the Contract, the Customer shall cease to be bound by all obligations set out in these Conditions with the exception of those expressly stated to survive the termination of the Contract.

17. Remedies

Except as expressly provided in these Conditions, the rights and remedies provided under the Contract are in addition to, and not exclusive of, any rights or remedies provided by law.

18. Variation

No variation of these Conditions shall be effective unless it is in writing and signed by the parties (or their authorised representatives).

19. Third Party Rights

A person who is not a party to the Contract shall not have any rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of the Contract, but this does not affect any right or remedy of a third party which exists, or is available, apart from that Act.

20. Force Majeure

Neither party shall be in breach of these Conditions nor liable for delay in performing, or failure to perform, any of its obligations under these Conditions if such delay or failure result from events, circumstances or causes beyond its reasonable control. In such circumstances the time for performance shall be extended by a period equivalent to the period during which performance of the obligation has been delayed or failed to be performed.

21. No Waiver

In the event that either the Customer or the Company fails to exercise any right or remedy contained in these Conditions, this shall not be construed as a waiver of that right or remedy.

22. Severance

In the event that any of these terms are found to be unlawful, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, that term is to be deemed severed from these Conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining Conditions. This term shall apply only within jurisdictions where a particular term is illegal.

23. Notices

All notices / communications shall be sent to the Company either by post to the Company’s premises 56, Boughton Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 9QS or by email to peter.ananicz@leafhopper.co.uk and to the Customer, by post to the address detailed in the Order. Such notice will be deemed received on receipt of the written communication (it is recommended that recorded delivery be used), the day of sending if the email is received in full on a Business Day and on the next Business Day if the email is sent on a weekend or public holiday

24. Law and Jurisdiction

  • 24.1 These Conditions, the Contract and all other aspects of the relationship between the User and the Company shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
  • 24.2 Any dispute between the User and the Company relating to these Conditions, the Contract and all other aspects of the relationship shall fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.