QUEST CLOUD SOLUTIONS LIMITED
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SERVICE FOR TELEPHONY SERVICES V2.2 01/01/2014
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There are explanations of some of the words used in these conditions in paragraph 22 and in ouR price list.
THE SERVICE WE PROMISE TO PROVIDE
1.0 What The Service Is
The Service we (QUEST) supply to you (our customer) is the ability to make or receive a call (or both). The Service does not include any phones or other equipment that we supply to you under a separate agreement. In providing the Service, we promise to use the responsible skill and care of a competent telecommunications service provider.
2.0 Things We May Have To Do
2.1 We may have to do some things that could affect the Service. These things are listed in paragraph 2.2. If we have to interrupt the Service we will restore it as quickly as we can.
2.2 Occasionally we may have to:
(a) Change the code or phone number or the technical specification of the Service for operational reasons;
(b) Interrupt the Service for operational reasons or because of an emergency;
(c) Give you instructions that we believe are necessary for health or safety or for the quality of the Service that we supply to you or to our other customers.
3.0 Phone Number
3.1 You have no right to sell or to agree to transfer the number provided to you for use with the Service and you must not try to do so.
3.2 Nobody must advertise the phone number for the Service in or on a phone box without our consent, and you must make sure that this does not happen. The action that we can take if this happens is explained in paragraphs 13.1 and 13.2. We will however give you written notice before taking any such action.
4.0 The Phone Box and Directory Enquiries
4.1 No entry will be made in the phone book unless you request this in writing to us, once requested we will put your name, address and phone number for the Service in the phone book for your area and make your phone number available from BT directory enquiry service, as soon as we can.
4.2 If you want a special entry in the phone book you must let us know. Where we agree to a special entry you must pay an extra charge and sign a separate agreement for that entry.
5.0 Call Monitoring
5.1 We may occasionally monitor and record calls made to or by us relating to customer services and telemarketing. We do this for training purposes and to improve the quality of our customer services, including complaint handling.
6.0 Use of Your Information
6.1 We will use the information we have about you and your use of the Service for marketing purposes. However, we will not do so if you ask us not to.
6.2 For your information we possess your billing data and information about your use of QUEST’s service (this includes information about your bill size, the numbers you call and times you call) for marketing our own telecommunications products and services. This allows us to better inform you about products, services, pricing packages and special offers which we provide and which we believe may be of particular interest to you. For example, we are able to help you benefit from discount to frequently called numbers and destinations. WE DO NOT DISCLOSE THIS INFORMATION TO ANYONE ELSE. We need your consent to continue to give you all the benefits that this processing provides and we will assume we have it unless you tell us otherwise by writing to us at Quest Cloud Solutions Ltd, The Incubator, Alconbury Enterprise Campus, Alconbury Weald, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 4WX (Quest) or any other address we give you.
7.0 When We Will Provide The Service
We will provide you with the Service by the date we agree with you in writing, email or fax.
8.0 Repairing Faults
8.1 We will work on any fault that is reported to us according to the repair service we have agreed to provide to you.
8.2 When we agree to work on a fault outside the hours covered by the repair service that we provide to you, you must pay us any extra charges incurred.
8.3 If you tell us there is a fault in the Service and we find either that there is not or that someone at you premises has caused the fault, we may charge you for the work we do, to try to find the fault or to repair it.
WHAT YOU AGREE TO DO
9.0 Paying Our Charges For The Service
(a) You must pay the charges for the Service as set out in our Price List. This applies whether you use the Service or someone else does. We can charge the charges as explained in paragraph 15.2.
(b) If someone makes a call without your knowledge, from our side of the main telephone socket, you will not have to pay for the call, unless we prove that you could have taken reasonable steps to prevent the call being made.
You must pay us rental from the day we supply the Service. For ISDN 30e and Dass2, this will be from the date the Bearer is installed where there are not any numbers to be retained. Where there are numbers to be retained, you will have up to 21 days to activate the Bearer before we will impose the rental charge on the Service. We will usually ask you to pay the rental in advance. The rental will depend on how we classify your line. The classifications will be explained at the time of order. If we supply you with temporary Service, you may have to pay the rental in advance for the whole period that you want the Service.
9.3 Calculating The Call Charges
We will calculate the charges for Calls using the details recorded at the BT telephone exchange.
We will send you for first bill shortly after we provide the Service. We will send you further bills about every month, but we may not send you a bill at any time including any call charges in arrears. We will send bills to the address you ask us to.
9.5 Payment in Advance, Deposits and Call Levels
(a) We may ask you for a payment before one is normally due. This will not be more than the connection charge and rental for the Minimum Period, except in circumstances where we send you a bill because you have exceeded your Call Level.
(b) We may ask for a deposit at any time, as security for payment of your bills, if it is reasonable for us to do so.
(c) We may decide a Call Level is no longer necessary. We will inform you of this
(d) We may use the Services of a Credit Reference Agency in order to approve your application for services. We reserve the right to decline any application that does not our criteria.
9.6 When You Must Pay
You must pay all charges and rental within 14 days of you receiving your bill and deposits when we ask for them. Payments to me made by Direct Debit only unless agreed in writing by Quest Could Solutions Ltd.
9.7 Minimum Requirement For Service
In return for Quest to provide its Line Rental services, all local call traffic as a minimum must be routed through Quest. Failure to do so may result in a levy being imposed upon the Service concerned.
10.0 Your Other Responsibilities
10.1 Connecting and using your equipment with the BT network
(a) You may only connect phones, extension wiring, sockets or other equipment to the BT network using a main telephone socket that BT has fitted and maintained, unless we agree otherwise. We may end any such agreement after giving you notice.
(b) Equipment must only be used with our network in a way that meets the relevant standards and your licence. If your equipment does not meet those standards, you must immediately disconnect it, or allow us to do so at your expense. If you ask us to test your equipment to make sure that it meets those standards or your licence, you must pay us the charge set out in our Price List.
(c) You are liable for charges for calls that arise from faulty equipment, incorrectly installed software, software bugs, virus and incorrectly configured hardware that fails to disconnect from the network or repeatedly redials.
10.2 Supply a Place and Electricity For Our Equipment
We will have to place equipment on your premises to provide you with the Service. For residential customers this will normally be a telephone socket. You must provide a suitable place and conditions for our equipment. If we have to supply equipment that needs a continuous mains electricity supply and connection points, you must provide them where we need them at your own expense.
10.3 Preparing your premises
You must prepare your premises before we arrive according to any instructions that we give you. When our work is completed, you will be responsible for putting items back and for any necessary redecorating.
10.4 Entry to your premises
(a) If the engineers have to enter your premises you must let them do so as long as they show their BT or Quest identity card. We will meet your reasonable requirements about the safety of people on your premises and we will do the same.
(b) If we need someone else’s permission to cross or put our equipment on their premises, you must get that arrangement for us and make any necessary arrangement.
Nobody must tamper with our equipment that is on your premises. If anyone does and there is any damage to or loss of our equipment, you must pay the charge in our Price List for any necessary repair or replacement.
10.6 Misuse of The Service
Nobody must use the Service:
(a) To make offensive, indecent, menacing, nuisance or hoax calls;
(b) Fraudulently or in connection with a criminal offence; and you must make sure that this does not happen. The action we can take if this happens is explained in paragraphs 13.1 and 13.2. If a claim is made against us because the Service is misused in this way, you must reimburse us in respect of the sums we are obliged to pay.
If you use the Services for business use, you must indemnify us against any claims that anyone (other than you) threatens or makes against us because the Service is faulty or cannot be used by them.
IF THINGS GO WRONG
11.0 If We Break This Agreement
11.1 We accept liability for being late in providing the Service or repairing a failure of the Service, or for failing to keep an appointment, unless for a reason covered by paragraph12. However, our liability is limited as set out in this paragraph 11.
11.2 We accept liability if you are injured or die as a result of our negligence. We do not limit that liability and paragraphs 11.3, 11.4 and 11.5 do not apply to that liability.
11.3 We have no liability under this agreement for a failure in provision of the Service or the Service itself this does not affect our liability if we are negligent.
11.4 We have no liability for any loss that is not reasonably foreseeable, nor any loss of business, revenue, profit, or savings you expected to make, wasted expense, financial loss or data being lost or harmed.
11.5 Any liability we have of any sort (including any liability because of our negligence) is limited to £1 million for any one event or any series of related events, and in any 12 month period to £2 million in total.
11.6 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.
12.0 Matters Beyond Our Reasonable Control
If we cannot do what we have promised in this agreement because of something beyond our reasonable control such as 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 or industrial disputes of any kind, (including those involving our employees), we will not be liable for this. However, we will refund a day’s rental to you for any day, or part day, that there is a failure of the Service because of something beyond our reasonable control.
13.0 If You Break This Agreement
13.1 We can suspend the Service or end the agreement (or both) at any time without telling you if:
(a) You break this agreement or any other agreement you have with us for telephone (including payphone), telex or private service and fail to remedy the breach within a reasonable time of being asked to do so;
(b) We believe that the Service is being used in a way forbidden by paragraph 10.6. This applies even if you do know the Calls or the Service is 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 judgement of a court on time or you make an arrangement with your creditors or a receiver or administrator is appointed over any of your assets, or you go into liquidation.
13.2 If your agreed Call Level is reached before your next monthly bill is sent to you, we will inform you of the amount you have spent and agree any necessary action. If you have a limited payment history for the Service (less than three bills received and paid in full) we may also restrict your ability to make outgoing calls pending payment of charges accrued on our billing system.
13.3 If you miss a payment, we will not suspend the Service or end the agreement until seven days after the payment was due. However, if we suspend the Service and you miss another payment during the twelve months after we provide the Service again, we may then suspend the Service or end the agreement (or both) seven days after the payment was due. In the case of a bill for Call Charges only we may suspend the Service or end the agreement (or both) seven days after the payment was due.
13.4 If we suspend the Service, we will not provide it again until you do what you have agreed or satisfy us that you will do so in future or that the Service will not be used in a way that is forbidden by paragraph 10.6.
13.5 If we suspend the Service because you break this agreement, the agreement will still continue. You must pay us rental until will we end the agreement by giving notice under paragraph 13.1 or you or we end the agreement by giving notice under paragraph 18.1
If we cannot resolve any dispute with you, you can refer the dispute to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators under our simple procedure. This does not apply to disputes that involve more than £5000 or a complicated issue of law.
CHANGING AND ENDING THE AGREEMENT
15.0 Changing The Agreement
15.1 In General
If you ask us to make any change to the Service we may ask you to confirm your request in writing. If we agree to a change, this agreement will be changed when we confirm the change to you in writing.
We can change the conditions of this agreement including our charges at any time. We will give you at least two weeks’ notice of any change to these conditions.
16.0 Transferring The Agreement
You cannot transfer or try to transfer this agreement or any part of it to anyone else.
17.0 Cancelling The Service Before It Is Provided
You may cancel the Service at any time. However, after the contract has been signed and received by us, you will be liable for the administration charge as set out in our price list (ISDN 30e and Dass 2 only). Also you may be liable for any work we have carried out or money we have spent on your behalf prior to the Bearer being installed.
18.0 Ending The Agreement After The Service Is Provided
18.1 This agreement, or the supply of the Service, can be ended by:
(a) 28 days’ notice from us to you; or
(b) 28 days’ notice from you to us.
(c) Notice may only be given to end this agreement upon the expiry of the Minimum Period or, on the anniversary of the date of this agreement.
18.2 If we give you notice, you must pay rental up to then end of that notice period. If you give us notice, you must pay rental until 28 days from the date we receive your notice, or until the end of the notice if that is later.
18.3 The definition of ‘Service provided’ (ISDN 30e and Dass 2 only) will be deemed from when the Bearer has been installed to the premises; all other services from install date. To cancel the Service after the Bearer has been installed, you will have to pay the full installation costs of the Service provided. Quest’s standard installation charges are set out in the price list.
18.4 If you give us notice that ends during the Minimum Period (ISDN 30e and Dass 2 that is any time between the date of Bearer activation to the end of the contract term; all other services from installation date), you must pay us the relevant cancellation charge. This will be 30% of the outstanding rental value for the remaining period of the contract. For all services, providing a minimum one year’s rental has been paid, then 30% of the outstanding rental will be payable, otherwise you will be charged the remainder of the first years rental plus 30% of the outstanding rental over the remaining contract period. If you received a FOC installation and you cancel within the Minimum Period you will be charged for the installation in addition.
18.4.1 If you give us notice that ends during the minimum period on any DSL service then the total outstanding rental charge is payable for the remainder of the contract period.
18.4.2 If you give notice during the Minimum Period or during a subsequent 12 month rolling period we are entitled to levy an early disconnection charge. This will not be less than £100 for each ISDN30 service, £50 per ISDN2 service and £25 per Analogue service, per month, until the end of that period.
18.5 If you have paid any rental for a period after the end of the agreement, we will either repay it or put it towards any money you owe us.
18.6 You must pay all charges for the Service until the date on which we stop providing the Service to you.
18.7 We can end this agreement at any time without telling you if paragraph 13.1 applies.
THE OTHER THINGS WE NEED TO TELL YOU
19.0 How To Give Notice
Any notice given under this agreement must be delivered by hand or sent by telex or pre-paid post as follows:
(a) To us at the address shown on the Telephone Service Agreement form or on you last bill or any other address we give you;
(b) To you at the address you have asked us to send bills to.
20.0 Other Documents
20.1 These conditions, the documents referred to in them, the Telephone Service Agreement form and the Digital-Analogue Order form set out the whole agreement between you and us for the Service.
20.2 Our Price List contains explanations, definitions, notes and conditions which form part of this agreement. You can see a copy of our price list or obtain copies of the relevant pages at our main office.
21.0 Third Party Rights
A person who is not a party to this agreement, has no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of this agreement, but this does not affect any right or remedy of a third party which exists or is available apart from that Act.
22.0 Explanations of Certain Words
“BT” means British Telecommunications PLC / Openreach, a BT Group business.
“Call” means a signal, message or communication which is silent spoken or visual on each line that we agree to provide to you under this agreement.
“Call Level” means the sum of money; you agree with us, you expect to spend on Call Charges during the period covered by your bills.
“Your equipment” means equipment that is not part of our network and which you use or intend to use with the Service.
“Failure of the Service” means the continuous total loss of the ability to make or to receive Calls or the continuous total loss of a related service.
“Your Licence” means the licence (granted under section 7 of the Telecommunications Acts 1984) that authorises you to run your telecommunications network.
“Your line” means a connection to the BT network.
“Main telephone socket” means the point where your equipment is connected to the BT network which his called the Network Termination Point in your licence.
“Minimum Period” means the first 36 months of the Service or the period set out in your contract. Unless otherwise noted at the signing of this agreement.
“The network” means BT’s public switched telecommunications network.
“Phone Box” means any kiosk, booth, acoustic hood, shelter or similar structure in which a phone is installed for the provision of telephone service to the public.
“Your premises” means the place where the Service is or will be provided.
“Relevant standards” means the standards designated under Section 22 of the Telecommunications Act 1984.
“Service” means all or part of the Service explained in paragraph 1 and any related services listed in our Price List that we agree to provide to you under this agreement.
“We”, “us” and “Quest” means Quest Cloud Solutions Ltd or the body corporate which bears the English company registration number 07311724.
“Working day” means Monday to Friday not including public holidays.
“You” means the customer we make this agreement with. It includes a person who we reasonably believe is acting with the customer’s authority or knowledge.
23.0 Updated Terms and Conditions and Price List
Copies of this document and the latest price list are available on our website www.questcloud.co.uk
The Services are provided by Quest Cloud Solutions Ltd (Company Number 07311724) (“Quest”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) a company registered in England and Wales. Our registered office is at Quest Cloud Solutions Ltd, The Incubator, Alconbury Enterprise Campus, Alconbury Weald, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 4WX (Quest).