HBG Terms & Conditions
Any invoice outstanding beyond a 30 day period will be referred to a third party debt collection agency and will be subject to a surcharge of 15% plus VAT to cover collection costs incurred. This surcharge together with all other charges and legal fees incurred will be the responsibility of the customer and will be legally enforceable. Once an online package has been verbally booked or booked in writing, a cancellation fee will be charged if subsequently cancelled. See section 14. It is your responsibility to carefully check your online package content especially with regard to spellings, contact details such as telephone numbers, addresses and e-mail or website addresses that have been entered by The Happy Bride Guide staff. No responsibility will be accepted for errors relating to data input by The Happy Bride
Guide. All material submitted for use on The Happy Bride Guide will be deemed to be free of copyright. You may not reproduce our artwork or images mechanically or electronically without prior permission of The Happy Bride Guide Ltd. Due to the large quantity of clients we have it is with regret that we cannot originate information for your The Happy Bride Guide online package.
1.2 You will be able to access most areas of the website without registering your details with us certain areas of this website are only open to you if you register.
1.3 In any dispute it is YOUR responsibility to provide the terms and conditions which were agreed to by you at the time of signing this agreement or rely upon the terms and conditions on our website..
2. Ordering From Us
2.1 We may refuse to accept an order: * Where we cannot obtain authorisation for your payment * If there has been a pricing or product description error *At ourdiscretion when we consider we have just cause..
2.2 If you choose to advertise in any publication/website produced by The Happy Bride Guide by accepting our quotation you also agree to our terms and conditions. If you choose to supply material to The Happy Bride Guide, it is your responsibility to ensure all copyright issues have been sought and resolved, and you agree to our terms and conditions..
3.1 Any VAT charged where applicable will be at the standard UK rate.
4. Cancellation and Returns Policy
4.1 No refunds are available with regard to website advertising. Your advertising will run for the full agreed advertising term.
5.1 You are permitted to print and download extracts from this website for personal use on the following basis: * No text or graphics on this website are modified in any way * No graphics on this website are used separately from accompanying text * Any of our copyright and trade mark notices and this permission notice appear in all copies.
5.2 Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material on this
website (including without limitation photographs and graphical images) are owned by us. For the purposes of these terms and conditions, any use of extracts from this website other than in accordance with clause 5.1 above for any purpose is prohibited. If you breach any of the terms in these terms and conditions, your permission to use this website automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed extracts from this website. In this eventuality no refund will be given.
5.3 Subject to clause 5.1, no part of this website may be reproduced or stored in any other website or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without our prior written permission.
5.4 All material supplied including but not limited to photographs, printed material, transparencies, discs and digital files, both solicited and unsolicited, are supplied at the risk of the sender. The Happy Bride Guide shall not be held responsible in the event of their loss or damage. All material supplied for editorial or advertising purposes is deemed to be copyright free and will be used by us in good faith. People who appear as subjects in photographs shall be deemed to have given their consent to appear in any titles and websites belonging to The Happy Bride Guide. All material supplied for editorial or advertising purposes which has been marked as ‘Copyright of…’ will be considered to have proper permission for reproduction from the copyright holder. Given the amount of images and material supplied it is impossible for us to contact individuals or businesses directly.
5.5 Any rights not expressly granted in these terms are reserved.
6. Service Access
6.1 While we endeavour to ensure that this website is normally available24 hours a day, we will not be liable if for any reason this website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
6.2 Access to this website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control.
7. Visitor Material and Conduct
7.2 You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this website any material: * That is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance or inconvenience * For which you have not obtained all necessary licenses and/or approvals * Which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of or infringe the rights of any third party, in the UK or any other country in the world * Which is technically harmful (including, without limitation, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data)
7.3 You may not misuse the website (including, without limitation, by hacking or phishing’).
7.4 We will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting any material in breach of clauses 7.2 or 7.3.
8. Links To and From Other websites
8.1 Links to third party websites on this website are provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links, you leave this website. We have not reviewed all of these third party websites and do not control and are not responsible for these websites or their content or availability. We therefore do not endorse or make any representations about them, or any material, products or services found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this website, you do so entirely at your own risk.
9.1 To register with The Happy Bride Guide you must be over 16 years of age.
10.1 While we endeavour to ensure that the information on the website is correct, we do not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the material on this website. We may make changes to the material on this website, or to the products and prices described in it, at any time without notice. The material on this website may be out of date, and we make no commitment to update such material.
10.2 The material on this website is provided “as is” without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind. Accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by law, we provide you with this website on the basis that we exclude all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms (including, without imitation, the conditions implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and the use of reasonable care and skill) which but for these terms and conditions might have effect in relation to this website.
11.1 We, any other party (whether or not involved in creating, producing, maintaining or delivering this website), and any of our group companies and the officers, directors, employees, shareholders or agents of any of them, exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption, and whether in tort (including without limitation negligence), contract or other- wise) in connection with this website in any way or in connection with the use, inability to use or the results of use of this website, any websites linked to this website or the material on such websites, including but not limited to loss or damage due to viruses that may infect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing this website or your downloading of any material from this website
or any websites linked to this website.
11.2 Nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude or limit our liability for: * Death or personal injury caused by negligence (as such term is defined by the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977). * Fraud * Misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter. * Any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
11.3 If your use of material on this website results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment, software or data, you assume all costs thereof.
11.4 You agree to indemnify us fully, defend and hold us, and our officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against all claims, liability, damages, losses, costs (including legal fees) arising out of any breach of the terms and conditions by you, or your use of this website, or the use by any other person using your registration details.
12. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
12.1 These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Disputes arising in connection with these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
12.2 We do not warrant that materials/items for sale on the website are appropriate or available for use outside the United Kingdom. It is prohibited to access the website from territories where its contents are illegal or unlawful. If you access this website from locations outside the United Kingdom, you do so at your own risk and you are responsible for compliance with local laws.
13.1 You may not assign, sub-license or otherwise transfer any of your rights under these terms and conditions.
13.2 If any provision of these terms and conditions is found by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions which shall continue to have full force and effect.
13.3 Only the parties to these terms and conditions may seek to enforce them under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
13.4 In the event where your company goes into Liquidation or Administration, you are not permitted to use the data for any marketing purposes until the data has been paid for in full.
13.5 You are not permitted to say that you are an affiliate of The Happy Bride Guide or that you have been recommended by The Happy Bride Guide (unless The Happy Bride Guide have agreed to this in writing). The brides that we send to you have opted in to passing their details onto 3rd parties, but you are in no way allowed to suggest an association, or that you are an affiliate or a recommended business of The Happy Bride Guide. We reserve the right to terminate this agreement if this rule has been breached.
13.6 We provide you with raw information that has been directly supplied to us by our members. No refunds for leads are possible.
13.7 – Once you have signed this order form, you will become a ‘The Happy Bride Guide Online Subscriber’ until you choose to cancel (unless a minimum agreed term has been agreed).
13.8 If we feel that you are abusing the terms and conditions set out here in any way, we reserve the right to cancel this agreement.
13.9 – If you or your business pass on any bride’s details supplied by The Happy Bride Guide either intentionally or accidentally to ANY other business, friend, relative, associate or similar, we will invoice you again for the data concerned and you will be liable for the payment of both invoices for the same data.
13.10 – We allow you to email and send brochures (depending on which option you choose). If we receive complaints we will investigate this and reserve the right to cancel this agreement.
14. Minimum Agreed Term and Renewals
14.1 Advertising contracts on The Happy Bride Guide run for a minimum period of 12 months. You cannot cancel the subscription until this agreed minimum time has elapsed, as shown on the order form.If you do not contact us in writing informing us that you wish to cancel, your credit or debit card will be charged as agreed (in full) for the next 12 month period.
14.2 – Should you breach our payment policy (see section 16) this is deemed a breach of contract and will result in us issuing a invoice for the full outstanding contract term as stated in 14.1
15. Automatic Renewals
15.1 – If you have authorised The Happy Bride Guide to take automatic renewals of the agreed ‘Future Fee’ on an ongoing contract this payment can only be cancelled if you have requested and can quote your unique STOP CODE.
15.2 – You can request a stop code at any point after the ‘Start Date’ of the contract. This will ensure that we DO NOT take any future automatic payments.
15.3 – Under no circumstances will any refunds be available to you if you fail upon request to quote your unique stop code after the renewal date has elapsed.
16. Payment Terms
16.1 – Payment is STRICTLY 5 days from the date of invoice.
16.2 – Late Payment Act 1998 In the event that cheques have to be represented for payment to the
buyer’s Bank the seller reserves the right to pass on all associated bank charges. Further to that the seller reserves the right also to charge interest at a rate of 8% above prime overdraft rate on all payments outstanding over 30 days. If handed over for collection please be aware that all collection and legal costs will be charged to the debtor.
17. Advertising Response
17.1 We cannot guarantee results from any advertising campaign undertaken with The Happy Bride Guide, its publications or websites. No refunds are available for lack of response.
18.1 In the event of any marketing being published incorrectly, where The Happy Bride Guide admits fault, we will include marketing of equivalent size, free of charge. This gesture is accepted as full compensation for the error(s) with no refunds available.
Publication Terms & Conditions
a. The Advertiser shall supply The Happy Bride Guide within 14 days of first contact by the “Copy Department”. All wording, photographs and layout material to enable The Happy Bride Guide to produce a suitable advertisement. We advise all advertisers to supply materials immediately after point of sale.
b. The return of an amended proof will not automatically entitle the Advertiser to a further proof and, providing such amendments are carried out by The Happy Bride Guide, the proof will then be deemed correct.
c. Failure by the Advertiser to supply copy within 14 days of first contact by the “Copy Department” will entitle The Happy Bride Guide to submit a proof of advertisement showing a minimum of the Advertiser’s name and address.
d. If any proof is not returned within 14 days, approved or amended, it may be deemed correct by The Happy Bride Guide.
e. Where editorial copy is agreed, the Editor reserves the right to edit, copy or otherwise reuse the copy as they feel necessary in the publication and on-line. The Editor also reserves the right to choose, alter and reuse the image supplied for the publication front cover.
f. The Advertiser shall indemnify The Happy Bride Guide against all liabilities, damages and costs arising from any claim that the Advertisement is unlawful in nature or infringes the intellectual property rights of any third party.
g. The disposal, change of address or change of style or nature of the Advertiser’s business shall not invalidate their liability under this Agreement. If any monies due under this Agreement are not paid within 14 days of becoming due and payable then the entire amount secured by this Agreement will immediately become due and payable and enforceable by action. Both parties agree that this Agreement will be governed by the Law of England and Wales.
h. Interest may be charged at the rate of 0.7% per week on the amount outstanding (such interest to accrue from week to week) from the due date as indicated above until the date of payment.
i. Any letters or proceedings shall be deemed sufficiently served if sent to the address of the Advertiser stated in this Agreement unless an alternative address is notified in writing by the Advertiser to The Happy Bride Guide and acknowledged in writing.
j. Whilst The Happy Bride Guide will endeavor to satisfy any special position requests for the Advertiser’s advert (e.g. top right), this cannot be guaranteed. Failure to meet any such requests would not nullify the Agreement.