Terms and Conditions

Q?1. DEFINITIONS
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In this Contract :-
We/Us/Our means SAQ. Registered in England and Wales.
You/Your means the person/company/customer with whom SAQnet is entering into this contract
BT means British Telecommunications plc
BT Equipment means hardware and software placed on the Premises for the provision of the Service, remains the property of BT
Equipment means all equipment left on your/our premises enabling the service to be provided to you/us, including BT’s equipment
Premises means the property at which the service is to be enabled
Duration of Contract means minimum period
Minimum Period means a period of not less than 3 months from the start of the contract
Start Date means the date at which the service is made available to you
The Contract means these terms and conditions, the technical requirements, the price list and the registration details
Registration details means the details provided by you upon registering for the service
Charges means the price payable by you for the Service
Price List means the prices as detailed on our web site or quoted by our sales team which are subject to change without prior notification.
Technical Support means the support provided by SAQnet to report faults or obtain assistance
Technical Requirements means the minimum hardware specification to enable SAQnet to provide the Service as shown at www.saq.net

Q?2. USE OF THE SAQ SERVICES
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2.1 The service shall not be used
(a) In a way that does not comply with the terms of any legislation or any licence applicable to you or that is in any way unlawful or fraudulent or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
(b) without prejudice to the generality of (a) above, in connection with the carrying out of a fraud or criminal offence against SAQnet and/or its agents (including BT), or any public telecommunications operator;
(c) to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which is abusive, indecent, defamatory, obscene or menacing, or in breach of any copyright, confidence, privacy or any other rights;
(d) to send or procure the sending of any unsolicited advertising or promotional material;
(e) in a way that does not comply with any instructions SAQnet or its agents (including BT) has given under Clauses 6.7 and 6.11;
(f) in a way that in BT’s reasonable opinion could materially affect the quality of any telecommunications service, including the Service, provided by SAQnet;
2.2 SAQnet shall have the right to enforce such provisions set out in Clause 2.1 above by suspending or terminating the provision of the Service to you if SAQnet knows you are in breach of such obligations.
2.3 You will indemnify SAQnet and/or its agents against any claims or legal proceedings that are brought or threatened against SAQnet and/or its agents by a third party:
(a) because the Service is used in breach of Clause 2.1 (a) to (f) inclusive; or
(b) in circumstances where you are in breach of Clause 2.2.
2.4 You will notify SAQnet of any such claims or proceedings referred to in Clause 2.3 and keep SAQnet informed as to the progress of such claims and proceedings.
2.5 Customers who exceed their monthly broadband package quota will automatically have their connection speed reset to 256kbps download for the final duration of that billing period, at the start of the new billing period the connection will be reset back to the customer’s package quota. Customer’s have the option to upgrade to the next package at any point during the billing period for a minimum period of 30 days, prices for the upgrade will be displayed on our web site and any upgrade must be paid for using a credit or debit card in advance. Customers wishing to downgrade following their 30 days may do so using the SAQ customer portal or by calling sales on 01730 77 42 14.

Q?3. CHARGES
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3.1 The Charges shall apply from the Start Date. You shall pay the Charges in accordance with the payment terms communicated to you.
3.2 Charges for SAQnet’s broadband service are exclusive of VAT
3.3 SAQ may at any time and from time to time vary the SAQ charges payable after the initial contract period upon giving the Customer at least 30 days prior written notice of such variation.
3.4 All equipment left in our racks more than two weeks after the end of the contract which relates to this equipment will be charged a rental of £4500 per month (or part month)
3.5 Should a BT engineer (SFI – Special Faults Investigation) be required to investigate any service problems at the customers residential or business premises and the problem is found to be end user related (faulty internal wiring, telephone extension cables, or anything beyond the telephone line master socket) , you the subscriber will be liable for any BT Engineer Call Out Charges in full.

Q?4. YOUR DETAILS
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4.1 The Registration Details that you provide shall be true, accurate and complete. You agree to inform SAQnet of any changes to your Registration Details immediately by e-mail addressed to support@saq.net
4.2 SAQnet will respect your personal information and undertakes to comply with all applicable UK Data Protection legislation.
4.3 In relation to your Registration Details, you agree and hereby consent to SAQnet passing those details to BT and to such other third parties as may be necessary in order to provide and operate the Service and install the Equipment.
4.4 Other than as required by law, or as permitted under these terms and conditions, SAQnet shall not disclose your Registration Details to any third party without your permission.

Q?5. OUR OBLIGATIONS TO YOU
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5.1 In consideration of the Charges, SAQnet shall provide the Service in accordance with the terms and conditions. You acknowledge that SAQnet’s provision of the Service and its ability to provide the Service is dependent upon BT and its ability to provide all parts of the Service to SAQnet. You acknowledge that there may be technical limitations that inhibit the installation of Equipment and/or activation of the Service. SAQnet agrees to notify BT of any issues concerning the Service that you bring to SAQnet’s attention.
5.2 SAQnet does not accept any responsibility for any defects or errors in either the Service or the Equipment.
5.3 SAQnet will endeavour to make available the Service to you by the date that has been agreed with you. However, you acknowledge that dates are for estimate purposes only and therefore SAQnet has no liability for any failure to meet any agreed date.
5.4 You acknowledge that SAQnet cannot warrant that the Service will be error or interruption free. The Service may be suspended for operational reasons (such as maintenance or Service upgrades) or because of an emergency. Before suspending or interrupting the Service (as aforesaid) SAQnet shall give you as much notice as possible.
5.5 The obligations of SAQnet to provide the Service shall be conditional upon the Technical Requirements being satisfied. You acknowledge that the Service shall not be available to you outside the Service Availability Area and that:
(a) it will only be available to you if you have a valid contract for the use of a BT analogue direct exchange line which terminates on a master socket forming part of BT’s telecommunications network; and
(b) you have a suitable PC; and
(c) your address falls within the Service Availability Area.
5.6 You acknowledge that it is technically impracticable to provide a fault free Service and SAQnet cannot undertake to do so. SAQnet shall provide a Helpdesk Facility to enable faults to be reported and resolved.
5.7 Except as may be expressly stated in these terms and conditions, all warranties and conditions, whether express or implied by statute, common law or otherwise (including but not limited to satisfactory quality and fitness for purpose) are hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
5.8 SAQnet shall endeavour to provide the Service to you at the Access Option rate selected by you. You acknowledge that due to contention on both the BT network and SAQnet’s access link and it’s network, the speed of access may be reduced or variable at certain times of the day.

Q?6. YOUR OBLIGATIONS TO US
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6.1 You acknowledge that the SAQ BT Equipment remains the property of SAQ BT at all times.
6.2 To allow the installation and use of the necessary Equipment at your Premises, you will at your own expense:
(a) obtain such consents, including consents for any necessary alterations to buildings as may be appropriate;
(b) take up or remove, any fitted or fixed floor coverings, ceiling tiles, suspended ceiling and partition covers, as may be advised as necessary; and
(c) provide any electricity and connection points required by SAQnet and its agents (including BT).
All such preliminaries must be completed in advance of any installation work.
6.3 You are responsible for the Equipment and must not add to, modify or in any way interfere with it nor allow anyone else (other than someone authorised by SAQnet) to do so. You will be liable to SAQnet for any loss of or damage to the Equipment, except where such loss or damage is due to fair wear and tear or is caused by SAQnet, or anyone acting on SAQnet’s behalf.
6.4 You will provide SAQnet (or its agents including, without limitation, BT or other third parties acting on SAQnet’s behalf), upon production of a valid identity card, with access to your Premises or other premises outside the control of SAQnet (or its agents) during reasonable hours on a pre-agreed date so as to enable any assessment and work that may be necessary in order for you to receive the Service and for SAQnet to carry out its obligations under the Contract. You will be responsible for any costs incurred by or on behalf of SAQnet (where appropriate) if you are not available at the pre-arranged time and date. You acknowledge that SAQnet (and/or its agents) will normally only require access during its usual working hours.
6.5 You agree to provide a suitable and safe working environment for the employees of SAQnet and its agents at your Premises.
6.6 You agree to co-operate with and comply with the requests SAQnet and/or its agents including, without limitation, BT, in respect of any direction they may give as to any changes that may be required to the environment in which the Service is to operate and the configuration/compatibility of any equipment (including the BT Equipment).
6.7 You agree that you will be responsible for any Equipment that may be provided to you for the purpose of receiving the Service and that you will be responsible for all charges necessary to access and use the Service and that you will use any equipment connected or used with the Service in accordance with any instructions, safety and security procedures applicable to it.
6.8 You agree not to remove the Equipment from the Premises and to notify SAQnet of any proposed move. You agree to permit SAQnet or its agents to access and enter the Premises to re-collect the Equipment in the event of your moving.
6.9 You agree that as part of your wish to take part in the Service, some minor modifications may need to be made to your PC to make it operate with the Service. It is your responsibility to ensure that such modifications do not invalidate the terms of any warranty you may have concerning your PC. SAQnet shall incur no liability for any claim that your warranty has been invalidated (if applicable) as a result of work carried out by SAQnet or its agents (including BT) in order to make your PC operate with the Service.
6.10 You will be allocated both a user name and a password in order to access the Service and you will be responsible for keeping your password confidential and agree to take all necessary steps to ensure that it is kept secure and is not disclosed to any unauthorised person.
6.11 You acknowledge that SAQnet and/or its agents (including BT) may give you instructions from time to time which they believe are necessary for health, safety or quality of other telecommunications services provided by BT to you.

Q?7. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
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7.1 All title, interests, and rights (including intellectual property rights) in the Service remain in SAQnet. You acknowledge such title, interest and rights and you shall not take any action to jeopardise, limit or interfere in any manner with our title, interests or rights with respect to the Service including, but not limited to, using our trademarks or tradename.
7.2 You are the registered owner of your domain name for the Service and can transfer it upon termination of the Agreement to another Internet service provider where a transfer fee of £10 plus VAT per domain name is applicable.

Q?8. AMENDMENT OF THESE CONDITIONS
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8.1 SAQnet reserves the right to amend the terms of this Agreement or the nature of the Service (where the technical specification of the Service is varied or to coincide with any amendment made by BT) at any time and SAQnet will inform you of any such changes through e-mail, newsletter or such other medium, as SAQnet considers appropriate.

Q?9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
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9.1 Neither party shall be liable to the other, either in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise for direct or indirect loss of profits, business or anticipated savings, nor for any indirect or consequential loss or damage or for any destruction of data arising in relation to this Contract including, without limitation, SAQnet’s ability to provide the Service.
9.2 The liability of SAQnet in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise in relation to this Contract is limited to the fees paid by you to SAQnet in the year (commencing from the Start Date or any anniversary of the Start Date) in which the liability first arose.
9.3 Each provision of this Contract, excluding or limiting liability, operates separately. If any part is held by a court to be unreasonable or inapplicable, the other parts shall continue to apply.

Q?10. MATTERS BEYOND THE PARTIES’ REASONABLE CONTROL
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10.1 If either party is unable to perform any obligation under this Contract because of a matter beyond that party’s reasonable control such as lightning, flood, exceptionally severe weather, fire, explosion, war, civil disorder, industrial disputes (whether or not involving that party’s employees), or acts of local or central Government or other competent authorities or events beyond the reasonable control of that party’s suppliers, the party will have no liability to the other for that failure to perform.
10.2 If any of the events detailed in Clause 12.1 continue for more than 3 months either party may serve notice on the other terminating this Contract.

Q?11. TERMINATION
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11.1 You may cancel the Service at any time before the Start Date. If you do cancel the Service you must pay SAQnet any applicable charges.
11.2 If you decide at any time during the Minimum Period to discontinue or transfer the Service to another property you must pay SAQnet all remaining Charges for the Minimum Period. In addition where you request to transfer the Service to another property (subject to availability of the Service at the new property) a new agreement for another minimum period with the associated Charges must be entered into.
11.3 Either party may terminate this Contract immediately, on notice if the other:
(a) commits a material breach of this Contract, which is capable of remedy, and fails to remedy the breach within a reasonable time of a written notice to do so; or
(b) commits a material breach of this Contract which cannot be remedied; or
(c) is the subject of a bankruptcy order, or becomes insolvent, or makes any arrangement or composition with or assignment for the benefit of their creditors, or goes into voluntary (otherwise than for reconstruction or amalgamation), or compulsory liquidation or a receiver or administrator is appointed over their assets; or
(d) the Contract between SAQnet and BT enabling SAQnet to provide the Service is terminated; or
(e) you no longer have a valid contract for the use of a BT analogue direct exchange line as referred to in Clause 5.5(a).
11.4 If any of the events detailed in 11.3 occur as a result of your default, SAQnet may suspend the Service without prejudice to its right to terminate this Contract. Where the Service is suspended under this Clause 11.4 you must pay all the Charges due in respect of the Service until this Contract is terminated.
11.5 Either party may terminate their Contract on giving at least 90 days notice to the other in writing to the registered office address of the organisation, such notice to take effect no earlier than the expiry of the Minimum Period. All payments falling due up to and including the termination date are payable in full. (No refunds for periods paid for, but unused, will be made).
11.6 If either party delays in acting upon a breach of this Contract that delay will not be regarded as a waiver of that breach. If either party waives a breach of this Contract that waiver is limited to that particular breach and such waiver shall be in writing signed by the waiving party and notified to the other.
11.7 In the event of termination or cessation of the Contract you agree to permit SAQnet or its appointed servants or agents (including BT) upon production of a valid identity card, to access your Premises during reasonable hours to allow the removal of Equipment for the provision of the Service.
11.8 Termination in accordance with this Clause 11 shall not prejudice or affect any right of action or remedy which shall have accrued or shall thereafter accrue to either party and all provisions which are expressed to survive this Agreement or impliedly do so shall remain in full force and effect.

Q?12. MISCELLANEOUS
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12.1 The Contract shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law and the parties hereby agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in respect of any dispute or matter arising out of or in connection with the Contract.
12.2 This Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes representations, communications and prior agreements (oral or written). The clause shall not apply to any statement, representation, or warranty made fraudulently, or to any provision of this Contract that was induced by fraud for which the remedies available shall be all those available under the law.
12.3 Any notice or other communication to be given under the Contract must be in writing to the other party and may be delivered or sent by pre-paid first class letter post or fax transmission to be served on the party to their last known address. Any notice or document shall be deemed served if delivered, at the time of delivery; posted, 48 hours after posting; and if sent by facsimile transmission, at the time of transmission.
12.4 This Contract shall not be assigned, sub-contracted, novated, sub-licensed or otherwise disposed of by you. SAQnet reserves the right to assign, sub-contract or otherwise transfer its obligations to provide the Service to any third party.
12.5 The illegality, invalidity or unenforceability of any provision in this Contract shall not affect the continuation in force of the remainder of this Contract.
12.6 A person who is not party to this Contract shall have no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any of these terms. This clause does not affect any right or remedy of any person that exists or is available or otherwise than pursuant to that Act.
12.7 All domain names ending in a .uk (with some exceptions) require that you agree to the terms and conditions provided at the following URL: http://www.nominet.org.uk/nominet-terms. An order is confirmation of your acceptance of these terms and any changes to them made with or without notice.
12.8 It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that they backup any data stored, hosted, sent, or saved on aSAQnet server, service, or system, SEMTEC Limited T/A SAQ take no responsibility if your data is lost or becomes corrupt. Even if the SAQnet remote backup service is subscribed to, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have at least a secondary copy of any data elsewhere.

Q?13. DOCUMENTS
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Additional service specific documents relating to their terms and conditions in addition to those contained in our general terms and conditions specified above.

Q?14. Wholesale Ethernet services
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**Link to download here**

Q?15. IT Support/Managed services
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**link to document goes here**

Q?16. Broadband FUP (Fair Usage Policy)
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SAQ – Fair and acceptable usage policy (FUP / AUP)
What does all this mean?

In a nutshell, the following explains all the uses of SAQ’s Internet services that we consider unacceptable – in other words, unfair usage. SAQ maintains and promotes a policy of fair and acceptable usage at all times, so please ensure that any use of SAQ’s services, by yourself or anyone in your household or place of work, doesn’t in any way contradict the restrictions. You will also find your responsibilities to help keep our network secure listed at the end of this Fair and acceptable usage policy (the ‘Policy’).
Please ensure that anyone using your service to access SAQ’s Internet services agrees with this Policy and is aware of their obligations under it. This extends to your children or members of your household or your employees or office workers or any one accessing the network through your home or office.
You cannot use SAQ’s services for?

1. Unlawful, fraudulent, criminal or otherwise illegal activities
2. Sending, receiving, publishing, posting, distributing, disseminating, encouraging the receipt of, uploading, downloading, recording, reviewing, streaming or using any material which is offensive, abusive, defamatory, indecent, obscene, unlawful, harassing or menacing or a breach of the copyright, trademark, intellectual property, confidence, privacy or any other rights of any person
3. Commercial purposes outside the realms of day to day business and residential activities.
4. Sending or uploading unsolicited emails, advertising or promotional materials, offering to sell any goods or services, or conducting or forwarding surveys, contests or chain letters except to those activities relating to services provided under section 3.
5. Knowingly or negligently transmitting or uploading any electronic material (including, without limit, files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programmes) which is known or likely to cause, interrupt, damage, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware or telecommunications equipment owned by SAQ or any other Internet user.
6. Activities that invade another’s privacy, cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any person
7. Activities that are in breach of any other third party’s rights, including downloading, installation or distribution of pirated software or other inappropriately licensed software, deletion of any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded, falsification of the origin or source of any software or other material
8. Anything that may disrupt or interfere with SAQ’s network or services.
9. Launching “denial of service” “DoS” attacks.
10. Granting access to your services to others not residing at the premises at which these services are provided
11. Making excessive use of, or placing unusual burdens on, the network, for example by sharing files or sending large amounts of email.
12. Circumventing the user authentication or security process of a host or network
13. Creating, transmitting, storing or publishing any virus, Trojan, corrupting programme or corrupted data
14. Monitoring or recording the actions of any person entitled to be in your home or business premises without their knowledge or any person.
15. Collecting, streaming, distributing or accessing any material that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally accepted.
Security

You are responsible for ensuring that any credentials selected by you remain confidential so that the service cannot be used by any unauthorised person.
You shall not disclose any credentials to any third party, or use the same for any purpose connected with the improper use of the network including accessing or attempting to access other parts of the services for which you do not have access rights.
You are responsible for taking all reasonable steps necessary to prevent a third party obtaining access to the network.
You must immediately advise us if you become aware of any violation or suspected violation of these security provisions.
What if someone uses the service without you knowing?

No excuse. You are responsible for all uses made of SAQ’s Internet services through your account (whether authorised or unauthorised) and for any breach of this Policy whether an unacceptable use occurs or is attempted, whether you knew or should have known about it, whether or not you carried out or attempted the unacceptable use alone, contributed to or acted with others or allowed any unacceptable use to occur by omission. You agree that SAQ is not responsible for any of your activities. Although the Internet is designed to appeal to a broad audience, it’s your responsibility to determine whether any of the content accessed via SAQ’s service is appropriate for children or others in your household or office to view or use.
Anything else you should know?

SAQ reserves the right to block any emails that have the characteristics of spam. You’ll be contacted by SAQ if any emails sent by you are blocked for this reason. Any spamming activity may result in suspension or termination of your service at SAQ’s sole discretion and without prior notice.
What about usage?

If it’s felt that any SAQ subscribers Internet activities are so excessive that other members are detrimentally affected, SAQ may give the subscriber a written warning (by email or otherwise). In extreme circumstances SAQ may terminate those subscribers’ services.
What happens if the Policy is breached?

If any subscriber is in breach of the FUP or AUP or both, service may be terminated with or without notice.
To report any illegal or unacceptable use please send an email to abuse@saq.net

Q?17. .uk Domain name renewal and expiry policy.
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.uk domains Renewal and expiry policy: All domains are renewed on a bi-annual basis, we will send out and invoice and reminder emails 30 days, 14 days, 7 days and 1 day before expiry. We will send the emails to the email address on the account, it is the registrants responsibility to make sure their contact details are up to date. SEMTEC Limited T/A SAQ take no responsibility if your domain renewal fails due to your contact details being incorrect. If you do not wish to renew a domain please make sure you contact us a minimum of 14 days before your domain expires by emailing us at domains@saqnet.co.uk.

If you do not renew your domain before its expiry date it will have all services we provide suspended and you will have up to 30 days (protected period) after to renew the domain name at the original renewal fee, you can find this on your renewal invoice. After 30 days your domain will be suspended and will go into a 60 day grace period which you can still renew your domain name but with an additional redemption fee of £30 + VAT. This must be requested by email before the 80th day after your domain has expired, after 90 days your domain will be cancelled and deleted from the register and made available for resale through a third party registrar. SEMTEC Limited T/A SAQ will not guarantee the renewal of a domain name.