The Employment Document Company� - Terms of Business


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Terms of Business

Our Terms of Business apply to all downloads from or information available on this website. If you download, either as a purchased product or free of charge any information or document from this website, you are are accepting that you do so, subject to these Terms of Business. If you do not agree to any of the terms in these Terms of Business, you must not purchase or download any product or document from the website. These Terms of Business are normally included with any product downloaded from our website, but they apply to any purchase or download, whether or not the Terms are actually provided to you with the purchase or download.

Terms of Business

These Terms of Business set out the Terms and Conditions of your use of The Employment Document Company™ web site located at (“the website”) and the purchase and use of documents bought from The Employment Document Company™ direct or via the website.

The references in these Terms of Business to “documents” means any document or documents supplied to you by The Employment Document Company™.

Your agreement with The Employment Document Company™.  The use of any documents supplied by The Employment Document Company™ and the website constitute your agreement and acceptance to the terms and conditions and disclaimers within these Terms of Business. You are not entitled to modify these Terms of Business in any way and no modification will be accepted by The Employment Document Company™. If you do not accept these Terms of Business you should not use any of the documents nor should you use any of the information contained within them, nor should you use anything supplied by The Employment Document Company™ and you should leave the website immediately and return, at your own expense, any information and documents supplied to you by The Employment Document Company™.

Legal Advice from the Employment Document Company™. The use of any documents supplied by The Employment Document Company™ and/or the website does not under any circumstances constitute legal advice. The Employment Document Company™ is not a firm of lawyers and nothing in our provision of information to you in any way establishes a lawyer/client or advisor/client relationship. It is for you to decide how you choose to use any information or documents provided to you and to decide whether it is appropriate to be used in your particular circumstances. The Employment Document Company™ will have no liability to you whether you choose to use any information provided to you or not. The documents and information on the website have not been created to cover every circumstance and therefore it is imperative that you seek legal advice in all circumstances.

All the documents are written for use in the United Kindom and are not applicable in other areas of the world. All documents are supplied are in a standard format, some may have been personalised to your organisation, others require you to personalise them yourself for your own purposes and to suit your own circumstances. Employment law is in constant change and whilst every care has been taken to ensure accuracy in the content of the documents or the website, the information contained on the website and in the documents may, over time, become out of date.

The Employment Document Company™ will have no liability to you whatsoever for any amendments you choose to make to any of the documents provided to you.

Distance Selling Regulations and Cancellation Policy The documents provided by The Employment Document Company™ and made available direct or through the website are intended for business to business sales. As such they fall outside the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 and these regulations do not apply to any The Employment Document Company™ product.

If you are an individual buying The Employment Document Company™ documents which you intend to use in your business you are not entitled to the protection of the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000.

If you are buying documents from The Employment Document Company™ that have in anyway been personalised for you or your organisation, Regulation 13 of the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 excludes your right to a refund.

Delivery, Price, Postage and Packing Delivery will be within 5 working days of receipt of order or sooner.

The Employment Document Company™ reserves the right to change the contents and/or price and/or delivery charges of any product or service at any time without prior notification. Prices of The Employment Document Company™ products are subject to VAT at the applicable rate. The Employment Document Company™ take great care to make sure that the price that is quoted on the website or in its publicity literature is correct. If there is an error in the price published on the website or in its publicity literature, we reserve the right to cancel the order or contact you to request an extra payment or refund an overpayment. You have the right to cancel the order in these circumstances in which case you will receive a full refund.

Title in all documents remains in The Employment Document Company™ until full payment has been received.
Prices of products include the cost of Postage and Packing in the United Kingdom. Products will not be sent overseas. Customers purchasing documents from outside the United Kingdom will be sent an e-mail version of the documents.

The Employment Document Company™ is not responsible for delivery problems outside its control.

Returns Policy If you have a faulty product, you must contact the The Employment Document Company™ in case we are able to resolve the problem for you. If you need to return a product for a replacement, we will send you a replacement when we have received the faulty product, undamaged.

There is no right for you to cancel a purchase or a refund if you have downloaded the product, it has been emailed to you, or you have opened the packaging if it has been sent to you. If you have not opened a product sent to you, we may, at our absolute discretion decide to refund your order, subject to the following conditions.
If you wish to return an unopened product and request a refund, you must contact the Company within 7 working days of receipt of the goods and discuss the matter and the method of return with our sales department at the contact details in these Terms of Business.

The product must be returned within 7 working days of the receipt of the goods to the Contact Address below. It is your responsibility to ensure the product reaches our Contact address. We accept no responsibility for returned products that do not reach our contact address, that are lost or stolen.

Any returned product must be properly packed so that it returns in an undamaged state.

Any returned product must have full postage paid by you. If a product is returned with insufficient postage payment, the excess postage paid by The Employment Document Company™ will be deducted from any refund.

Refunds will not be made for any opened, incomplete or damaged goods returned to us.

Complaints If you have a complaint about a product from The Employment Document Company™, please contact us at the address and details in these Terms of Business. We aim to respond to complaints as soon as possible and normally within 5 working days.

Ordering Documents from The Employment Document Company™ The order form supplied on the website or to you by another means is designed to provide us with the information we need to create the documents you require. You should make sure that any information that you supply to us is correct before sending the order form to us, either electronically or by another means, and proceeding to payment. The Employment Document Company™ can not accept responsibility or offer any refund to you if you provide incorrect information.

Copyright Copyright in The Employment Document Company™documents belongs to The Employment Document Company™. You may not provide any document that we have provided to you for re-sale or re-publish any document to any other person or organisation whether free or for a charge. You may not amend any document provided to you, such that you may claim it to be the product of your work and thereby claim copyright. Where your organisation is part of a Group, you may not distribute, copy or use any of the documents in any other part of the Group.

You may not transfer ownership of any of the documents that you have bought to any other organisation to enable them to breach this copyright clause.
You may not rent or lease any document to anyone else.
You must not remove or in any way alter the copyright notice on any document.

You may use the documents supplied to you within your own organisation as many times as you wish, subject to these Terms of Business.

Disclaimer The Employment Document Company™ has taken great care in preparing the documents that it has provided to you to avoid any errors and we are sorry if any have happened. However, we cannot accept liability should any error or omission occur.

The information and documents supplied to you, whether directly or via the website, are provided on an “as is” basis. There is no warranty of any kind, whether expressed or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of fitness for purpose, merchantability and accuracy. Whether or not you choose to use or rely on any of the documents provided to you by The Employment Document Company™, you agree that The Employment Document Company™, its employees, officers or directors are not liable for any loss or damage of any kind, direct, indirect or consequential (including, but not limited to loss of profits), however arising, even if The Employment Document Company has been advised of the possibility of such damage.
The Employment Document Company™ does not guarantee the accuracy, content or timeliness of the website or other documents and services.
All CDs and software provided to you are checked for viruses prior to dispatch, but The Employment Document Company™ is under no liability whatsoever for any damage which may be caused to any computer or any related hardware or software by any viruses or other contaminating or destructive items that may be within the control of The Employment Document Company™or not.
You agree that if for any reason The Employment Document Company™ is held to be liable for any damages, other than for those of death and personal injury, the total liability of The Employment Document Company™ will be limited to the cost of the document or documents ordered, plus an additional amount of £50.
The above exclusions and disclaimers do not apply in relation to death or personal injury caused through the negligence of The Employment Document Company™.
Time is not of the essence for the delivery of goods and services from The Employment Document Company™ and The Employment Document Company™ liability for incorrect delivery or failure to deliver is limited to the replacement of goods.

Alteration of Terms and Conditions The Employment Document Company™ reserves the right to alter its Terms of Business, prices, delivery terms, website, products and documents at any time. The Terms of Business will be as updated as on the website and are available to you as part of our order form or ordering process.

Entire Agreement These Terms of Business constitute the entire agreement between you and The Employment Document Company™ at the time of trading. The headings in these Terms of Business are for clarification only.

Severability All of the provisions, clauses and paragraphs in these Terms of Business should be read and construed independently of each other. If any provision, clause or paragraph in these Terms of Business is held to be invalid or unenforceable such provision, clause or paragraph will be struck out and the remaining provisions, clauses and paragraphs will remain in force.

Statutory Rights Your statutory rights are not affected.

Jurisdiction These Terms of Business are governed by English law and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Force Majeure The Employment Document Company™ will not be liable for any delay or failure to carry out any of its rights, duties and responsibilities under these Terms of Business if the delay or failure is caused by circumstances outside of the control of The Employment Document Company, including, but not limited to acts of God, war, civil disorder or industrial dispute.

Waiver Failure by The Employment Document Company™ to enforce any of its rights under these Terms of Business is not to be regarded as a waiver of those rights unless the waiver is confirmed in writing. If The Employment Document Company™ decides to waive any of its rights under these Terms of Business, this will not inhibit The Employment Document Company™ from enforcing those rights at any or all times in the future.

Contact Details for The Employment Document Company™

The contact details for The Employment Document Company are as follows:

The Employment Document Company™
Unit 1B, Whitebridge Estates
Whitebridge Lane
ST15 8LQ

Tel: 01785 811905

The Employment Document Company™ is a trading division of Flather & Company Limited,
Company no. 5153403.
The registered address is

10, Oakleigh Court
ST15 8LA

This address and contact details must be used for the service of any documents.
VAT No 845 1167 31.