Terms of use

Definitions

Content – means any text, images, video, audio or other multimedia content, software or other information or material submitted to or on the Site;

Unwanted Submission – has the meaning given to it in clause 5.1;

Website acceptable use policy – means the policy, which governs your permitted use of the Site;

Website cookie policy – means the policy, which governs how we use cookies in the Site;

Website privacy policy – means the policy, which governs how we process any personal data collected from you;

We, us or our – Means Stark Software International Limited company registration number 02911704, with VAT registration number 644 3728 29  and whose registered office is at Sentinel House, 10-12 Massetts Road, Horley, RH6 7DE.

You or your – means the person accessing or using the Site or its Content.

1. About our terms and conditions

1.1  These terms of use explain how you may use this website.

1.2  References in these terms to the Site includes the following websites, www.stark.co.uk, www.degreedaysforfree.co.uk, savenergyonline.stark.co.uk, poweredby.stark.co.uk and all associated web pages (the Sites).

1.3  You should read these terms and conditions carefully before using the Site.

1.4  By accessing or using this Site or otherwise indicating your consent, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and the documents referred to in them.

1.5  If you do not agree with or accept any of these terms, you should stop using the Site immediately.

1.6  If you have any questions about the Site, please contact office@stark.co.uk.

1.7  We are a member of the following associations: The Energy Services and Technology Association (ESTA). We are regulated by Elexon and ESTA Automated Meter Reading Service Provider Code of Practice (ASPCOP) for gas.

1.8  Your use of the Site means that you must also comply with our Website acceptable use policy, our Privacy policy, our Cookie policy and our Website terms and conditions of supply.

2. Using the Site

2.1  The Sites are for personal and commercial use.

2.2  You agree that you are solely responsible for:

2.2.1  All costs and expenses you may incur in relation to your use of the Site; and

2.2.2  Keeping your password and other account details confidential.

2.3  The Site is intended for use only by those who can access it from within the UK. We may accept orders for delivery to locations outside of the UK although this may depend on certain customs, legal and other practical restrictions. If you choose to access the Site from locations outside the UK or place orders for delivery to locations outside the UK, you are responsible for compliance with local laws where they are applicable.

2.4  If you have any difficulties using the Site, please contact us at office@stark.co.uk.

2.5  We may prevent or suspend your access to the Site if you do not comply with any part of these Website terms and conditions, any terms or policies to which they refer or any applicable law.

 3.  Ownership, use and intellectual property rights

3.1  This Site and all intellectual property rights in it including but not limited to any Content are owned by us. Intellectual property rights means rights such as: copyright, trademarks, domain names, design rights, database rights, patents and all other intellectual property rights of any kind whether or not they are registered or unregistered (anywhere in the world). We reserve all of our rights in any intellectual property in connection with these terms and conditions. This means, for example, that we remain owners of them and free to use them as we see fit.

3.2  Nothing in these terms and conditions grants you any legal rights in the Site other than as necessary to enable you to access the Site. You agree not to adjust to try to circumvent or delete any notices contained on the Site (including any intellectual property notices) and in particular in any digital rights or other security technology embedded or contained within the Site.

3.3  Trademarks: ‘for all logos and names, registered and unregistered. Other trademarks and trade names may also be used on this Site including third parties. The use of any trademarks on the Site is strictly prohibited unless you have our prior written permission.

4.  Software

4.1  Software may be made available for you to download in order to help the Site work better. You may only use such software if you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions that apply to such software (this is sometimes known as an end user licence agreement). You will be made aware of any terms and conditions that apply to the software when you try to download it. If you do not accept such terms and conditions, you will not be allowed to download the software. You should read any terms and conditions carefully to protect your own interests (they may contain provisions that set out what your legal responsibilities are when using software, what the software provider’s legal responsibilities are, and provisions that limit a software provider’s legal responsibilities to you).

4.2  Using the software in an unlawful way (such as reproducing or redistributing it in a way that breaches these terms and conditions and any others that apply to it) is expressly prohibited and may result in civil and criminal penalties.

5.  Submitting information to the Site

5.1  While we try to make sure that the Site is secure, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you supply to us and therefore we cannot guarantee that it will be kept confidential. For that reason, you should not let us have any patentable ideas or patent applications, advertising or marketing suggestions, prototypes, or any other information that you regard as confidential, commercially sensitive or valuable ( Unwanted Submissions). While we value your feedback, you agree not to submit any Unwanted Submissions.

5.2  We may use any Unwanted Submissions as we see reasonably fit on a free-of-charge basis (bear in mind that we have no way of knowing whether such information is confidential, commercially sensitive or valuable because we do not monitor the Site to check for these matters). Therefore, we will not be legally responsible for keeping any Unwanted Submissions confidential nor will we be legally responsible to you or anybody else for any use of such Unwanted Submissions.

6. Accuracy of information and availability of the Site

6.1  While we try to make sure that the Site is accurate, up-to-date and free from bugs, we cannot promise that it will be. Furthermore, we cannot promise that the Site will be fit or suitable for any purpose. Any reliance that you may place on the information on this Site is at your own risk.

6.2  We may suspend or terminate operation of the Site at any time as we see fit.

6.3  You may have certain legal rights when using the Sites. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions affects these legal rights.

6.4  Any Content is provided for your general information purposes only and to inform you about us and our products and news, features, services and other websites that may be of interest. It does not constitute technical, financial or legal advice or any other type of advice and should not be relied on for any purposes.

6.5  While we try to make sure that the Site is available for your use, we do not promise that the Site is available at all times nor do we promise the uninterrupted use by you of the Site.

7. Hyperlinks and third party sites

7.1 The Site may contain hyperlinks or references to third party websites other than the Site. Any such hyperlinks or references are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over third party websites and accept no legal responsibility for any content, material or information contained in them. The display of any hyperlink and reference to any third party website does not mean that we endorse that third party’s website, products or services. Your use of a third-party site may be governed by the terms and conditions of that third party site.

8.  Limitation on our liability

8.1  Except for:

8.1.1  Death or personal injury caused by our negligent acts or omissions (or those of any of our employees or agents);

8.1.2  Fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

8.1.3 Breach of any of the provisions implied into these terms and conditions under the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (or any other law);

8.2  We are not liable for any loss or damages whether or not they are reasonably foreseeable as consequence of a breach of these terms and conditions except where agreed separately in writing. Losses are foreseeable where they could be contemplated by you and us at the time these terms and conditions are entered into.

8.3  We are not responsible for indirect losses that happen as a side-effect of the main loss or damage and which are not foreseeable by you and us (such as loss of profits or loss of opportunity).

9.  Events beyond our control

9.1  We shall have no liability to you for any breach of these terms caused by any event or circumstance beyond our reasonable control including, without limitation, strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes; breakdown of systems or network access; or flood, fire, explosion or accident.

10.  Rights of third parties

10.1 No one other than a party to these terms and conditions has any right to enforce any of these terms and conditions.

11. Variation

11.1  These terms are dated 30th January 2015. No changes to these terms are valid or have any effect unless agreed by us in writing. We reserve the right to vary these terms and conditions from time to time. Our new terms will be displayed on the Site and by continuing to use and access the Site following such changes; you agree to be bound by any variation made by us. It is your responsibility to check these terms and conditions from time to time to verify such variations.

12. Disputes

12.1 We will try to resolve any disputes quickly and efficiently. If you are unhappy with the way we deal with any dispute and you want to take court proceedings, the relevant courts of the UK will have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to the Terms. Relevant UK law will apply to these Terms.