Terms and Conditions

1.              Basis of contract

These Conditions apply to the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms that the Client seeks to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by law, trade custom, practice or course of dealing.

2.              Client’s obligations

2.1            The Client shall:

(a)         co-operate with Integra in all matters relating to the Services;

(b)         provide Integra with such information and materials as Integra may reasonably require in order to supply the Services, and ensure that such information is complete and accurate in all material respects.

3.              Charges and payment

3.1            The Charges for the Services shall be calculated on a time and materials basis:

(a)         the Charges shall be calculated in accordance with Integra’s rate, as set out in the Letter of Engagement

(b)         Integra shall be entitled to charge the Client for any expenses reasonably incurred by the individuals whom Integra engages in connection with the Services including travelling expenses, hotel costs, subsistence and any associated expenses, and for the cost of services provided by third parties and required by Integra for the performance of the Services, and for the cost of any materials as set out in the Letter of Engagement.

3.2            The Client shall pay each invoice submitted by Integra:

(a)         within 30 days of the date of the invoice; and

(b)         in full and in cleared funds to a bank account nominated in writing by Integra.

4.              Intellectual property rights

4.1            All Intellectual Property Rights in or arising out of or in connection with the Services (other than Intellectual Property Rights in any materials provided by the Client) shall be owned by Integra.

4.2            Integra grants to the Client, or shall procure the direct grant to the Client of, a fully paid-up, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence in perpetuity to copy and modify the Deliverables (excluding materials provided by the Client) for the purpose of receiving and using the Services and the Deliverables in its business. The Client shall not sub-license, assign or otherwise transfer the rights granted in this clause 4.2.

4.3            The Client grants Integra a fully paid-up, non-exclusive, royalty-free, non-transferable licence to copy and modify any materials provided by the Client to Integra for the term of the Contract for the purpose of providing the Services to the Client.

5.              Limitation of liability

5.1            Integra has obtained insurance cover in respect of its own legal  liability for individual claims not exceeding £1,000,000 for Professional Indemnity and £25,000 for Crisis containment.  The limits and exclusions in this clause reflect the insurance cover Integra has been able to arrange and the Client is responsible for making its own arrangements for the insurance of any excess loss.

5.2            References to liability in this clause 5 include every kind of liability arising under or in connection with the Contract including liability in contract, tort (including negligence), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise.

5.3            Subject to clause 5.4 (No limitation in respect of deliberate default), the Integra's total liability to the Client for all loss or damage shall not exceed £1,000,000.

5.4            Neither party may benefit from the limitations and exclusions set out in this clause in respect of any liability arising from its deliberate default.

5.5            Nothing in this clause 5 shall limit the Client's payment obligations under the Contract.

5.6            Unless the Client notifies Integra that it intends to make a claim in respect of an event within the notice period, Integra shall have no liability for that event. The notice period for an event shall start on the day on which the Client became, or ought reasonably to have become, aware of its having grounds to make a claim in respect of the event and shall expire 12 months from that date. The notice must be in writing and must identify the event and the grounds for the claim in reasonable detail.

5.7            This clause 5 shall survive termination of the Contract.

6.              Termination

6.1            Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, either party may terminate the Contract by giving the other party three months’ written notice, unless otherwise stated in the Engagement Letter.

6.2            Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, either party may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the other party if:

(a)         the other party commits a material breach of any term of the Contract and (if such a breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within 14 days of that party being notified in writing to do so; or

(b)         the other party’s financial position deteriorates to such an extent that in the terminating party’s opinion the other party’s capability to adequately fulfil its obligations under the Contract has been placed in jeopardy.

6.3            Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, Integra may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the Client if the Client fails to pay any amount due under the Contract on the due date for payment.

7.              General

7.1            Force majeure

Neither party shall be in breach of the Contract nor liable for delay in performing, or failure to perform, any of its obligations under the Contract if such delay or failure result from events, circumstances or causes beyond its reasonable control.

7.2            Confidentiality

(a)         Each party undertakes that it shall not at any time disclose to any person any confidential information concerning the business, affairs, Clients, clients or suppliers of the other party, except as permitted by clause 7.2(b).

(b)         Each party may disclose the other party’s confidential information:

(i)          to its employees, officers, representatives, contractors, subcontractors or advisers who need to know such information for the purposes of carrying out the party’s obligations under the Contract. Each party shall ensure that its employees, officers, representatives, contractors, subcontractors or advisers to whom it discloses the other party’s confidential information comply with this clause 7.2; and

(ii)         as may be required by law, a court of competent jurisdiction or any governmental or regulatory authority.

(c)         Neither party shall use the other party’s confidential information for any purpose other than to perform its obligations under the Contract.

7.3            Entire Agreement

(a)      The Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.

(b)     Each party acknowledges that in entering into the Contract it does not rely on, and shall have no remedies in respect of any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in the Contract. Each party agrees that it shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligent misstatement based on any statement in the Contract.

7.4            Variation. Except as set out in these Conditions, no variation of the Contract shall be effective unless it is in writing and signed by the parties (or their authorised representatives).

7.5            Waiver. A waiver of any right or remedy under the Contract or by law is only effective if given in writing and shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent right or default. A failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict any further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.

7.6            Severance. If any provision or part-provision of the Contract is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed deleted, but that shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of this agreement. If any provision or part-provision of this Contract deleted under this clause 7.6 the parties shall negotiate in good faith to agree a replacement provision that, to the greatest extent possible, achieves the intended commercial result of the original provision.

7.7            Notices.

(a)         Any notice or other communication given to a party under or in connection with the Contract shall be in writing and shall be delivered by hand or by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service at its registered office (if a company) or its principal place of business (in any other case); or sent by fax to its main fax number

(b)         Any notice shall be deemed to have been received:

(i)          if delivered by hand, at the time the notice is left at the proper address;

(ii)         if sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting; or

(iii)        if sent by fax, at the time of transmission, or, if this time falls outside business hours in the place of receipt, when business hours resume. In this clause 11.8(b)(iii), business hours means 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday on a day that is not a public holiday in the place of receipt.

(c)         This clause does not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action or, where applicable, any other method of dispute resolution.

7.8            Third party rights.

(a)         Unless it expressly states otherwise, the Contract does not give rise to any rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of the Contract.

(b)         The rights of the parties to rescind or vary the Contract are not subject to the consent of any other person.

7.9            Governing law. The Contract, and any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

7.10         Jurisdiction. Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with the Contract or its subject matter or formation.

8.              Interpretation

THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS AND RULES OF INTERPRETATION APPLY IN THESE CONDITIONS.

8.1            Definitions:

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

Charges: the charges payable by the Client for the supply of the Services in accordance with clause 5 (Charges and payment).

Conditions: these terms and conditions as amended from time to time in accordance with clause 7.4.

Contract: the contract between Integra and the Client for the supply of Services in accordance with these Conditions.

Client: the person or firm who purchases Services from Integra.

Deliverables: the deliverables set out in the Order produced by Integra for the Client.

Intellectual Property Rights: patents, rights to inventions, copyright and neighbouring and related rights, moral rights, trade marks, business names and domain names, rights in get-up, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off rights in designs, database rights, rights to use, and protect the confidentiality of, confidential information (including know-how), and all other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications 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.

Order: the Client’s order for Services; the Client’s written acceptance of a quotation by Integra; or overleaf, as the case may be.

Services: the services, including the Deliverables, supplied by Integra the Client as set out in the Engagement Letter.

Interpretation:

(a)         A reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to it as amended or re-enacted. A reference to a statute or statutory provision includes all subordinate legislation made under that statute or statutory provision.

(b)         Any words following the terms including, include, in particular, for example or any similar expression, shall be construed as illustrative and shall not limit the sense of the words, description, definition, phrase or term preceding those terms.