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In this document you will find the detailed terms and conditions of service for Ecosave Gas and Power.
For your benefit and ease of use, we have set out below the principal terms which come into effect once a customer uses the Ecosave Gas and Power switching service.
If you have any specific questions in relation to our terms and conditions, our Customer Service team will be more than happy to help. Likewise if you feel that we did not handle your issue in the right way or there is a problem we might be able to fix, please get in touch. Your views are very important to us. If we have not delivered the standard of service you expected, or if we made a mistake, we would like to know. We will investigate the situation and set about putting it right as quickly as we can, if we can. We don’t want to make the same mistake again so your feedback is very important to us.
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The following definitions apply to these Terms and conditions of service (the "Terms"):
Contract Cancellation Administration Fee: has the meaning set out in clause 4.7.
Call centre: means the call centre operated by Ecosave Gas and Power LTD for the purposes of providing the servies.
Commission or Referral Fee: the sum Ecosave Gas and Power LTD receives from a supplier should a customer enter into a contract.
Contract or supply contract: means the contract(s) with energy Suppliers for the supply of electricity and/or gas.
Contract checking service: means the credit rating requirements as may be determined and required by Ecosave Gas and Power LTD and/or the Supplier from time to time in order for a Customer to qualify to use the Services and contract with a Supplier.
Credit Score Criteria: means the credit rating requirements as may be determined and required by Ecosave Gas and Power LTD and/or the Supplier from time to time in order for a Customer to qualify to use the Services and contract with a Supplier.
Customer: means any non-domestic commercial customer who satisfies the eligibility requirements set out in clause 3.2 and to whom Ecosave Gas and Power LTD agrees to supply any of the Services from time to time.
Existing supplier: means the Customer’s existing third party energy/utilities supplier.
Intellectual property rights: means any and all intellectual property rights, including without limitation; copyright, patents, rights in inventions, design rights, trademarks, service marks (in each case whether registered, unregistered or the subject of an application to register), moral rights, database rights, rights in computer programs, semi-conductor topographies, confidential information, trade secrets, know-how, business, trade and domain names, rights in goodwill and rights to bring a claim for passing off, unfair competition rights and all similar, like and analogous rights wherever held in the world and all extensions revivals and reversions thereof and, in each case, all equivalent forms of protection which subsist now or which subsist in the future.
Letter of Authority: means a letter that the Customer will sign authorising Ecosave Gas and Power LTD to act on its behalf and to contact and liaise with the Customer’s Existing Supplier, as may be required in the course of Ecosave Gas and Power LTD providing the Services. Ecosave Gas and Power Ltd which is a company registered in England and Wales under company number 12013715 and which has its registered trading address is Lloyds House 18-22, Lloyd Street, Manchester, England, M2 5WA.
Price Comparison Service: means the price comparison service that Ecosave Gas and Power LTD agrees to provide to the Customer whereby the Customer is provided with free, impartial information on Suppliers’ prices in relation to the services and products offered by the Suppliers.
Ecosave: means the renewal service that Ecosave Gas and Power LTD provides to the Customer whereby the Customer appoint Ecosave Gas and Power LTD as its exclusive agent with authority to negotiate, secure and enter into on behalf of the Customer new Supply Contracts and to terminate any existing Supply Contracts relating to each separate Supply Number during the Term applicable to any such Supply Number.
Quotation: means a quotation provided to the Customer by Ecosave Gas and Power LTD on behalf a Supplier which sets out the terms and prices upon which a Supplier may be prepared to supply the Supplier Services to the Customer.
Site: means the website www.ecosavegasandpower.com
Supplier: means any third party energy/utilities supplier of services and/or products as may be selected by Ecosave Gas and Power and/or listed on the site from time to time
Supplier Service: means the energy/utilities supply services and/or products as may be agreed to be provided by a Supplier to a Customer from time to time.
supply Number: means electricity or gas meter points with administration or reference numbers.
Switching Service: means the switching service that Ecosave Gas and Power LTD agrees to provide to the Customer whereby Ecosave Gas and Power LTD agrees to either: (i) facilitate the switching of the Customer to the Supplier; or (ii) assist in the renegotiation of the Customer’s arrangements with its Existing Supplier; in each case if the Customer has accepted a Supplier’s Quotation presented to it as part of the Price Comparison Service.
2.1 Subject to clause 2.2 below, these Terms shall apply to the provision of any Service by Ecosave Gas and Power LTD to a Customer and shall apply in place of, prevail over and supersede any other terms or conditions contained or referred to elsewhere (whether in correspondence or otherwise) or implied by trade, custom, practice or course of dealing unless specifically agreed to in writing by Ecosave Gas and Power LTD or a Ecosave Gas and Power LTD authorised representative.
2.2 From time to time Ecosave Gas and Power LTD may supplement these Terms with additional terms relevant to the provision of certain Services, including without limitation the Contract Management Services. These additional terms may be placed on the Site and/or sent to you and you agree that any such additional terms are hereby incorporated into these Terms.
3.1 In order to use any of the Services, the Customer will need to register with Ecosave Gas and Power LTD via the Call Centre or the Site. Ecosave Gas and Power LTD may, in their sole discretion, refuse to register any business as a Customer.
3.2 In order to be eligible to register to use the Services, the Customer must:
4.1 If the Customer opts for and Ecosave Gas and Power LTD agrees to provide the Price Comparison Service, Ecosave Gas and Power LTD will use its reasonable endeavours to negotiate and secure as favourable and competitive prices as possible on behalf of the Customer and will provide the Customer with any relevant Quotations obtained by the Suppliers for consideration by the Customer. Ecosave Gas and Power LTD and the Supplier reserve the right to revise, amend or withdraw any Quotation at any time upon informing the Customer.
4.2 The provision of any Quotation by a Supplier via Ecosave Gas and Power LTD does not constitute an offer to the Customer and the terms of a Quotation and duration for which any Quotation will be valid will vary depending on the Supplier. The Customer’s acceptance of a Quotation constitutes a non-revocable offer by the Customer to engage the Supplier to provide the Supplier Services and once such an offer has been made by the Customer, the Customer shall be committed to such offer and shall not be entitled to revoke the offer.
4.3 All offers made by Customers shall be subject at all times to the Supplier’s acceptance and the Supplier shall be entitled at any time to refuse to accept a Customer’s offer for any reason at the Supplier’s sole discretion. No offer placed by the Customer shall be accepted by the Supplier other than: (a) by a written acknowledgement issued and executed by the Supplier; or (b) (if earlier) by the Supplier starting to provide any of the Services.
4.4 If the Customer makes an offer based on a Quotation and if the Supplier accepts the Customer’s offer, Ecosave Gas and Power LTD will provide the Switching Service which will include organising the contract between the Supplier and the Customer (the “Contract”) for the supply and purchase of the Supplier Services. Ecosave Gas and Power LTD shall not be responsible for any delay or failure caused by any Supplier or Existing Supplier in relation to effecting any transfer.
4.5 Ecosave Gas and Power LTD will arrange the Contract based on the information provided by the Customer to Ecosave Gas and Power LTD. Prior to completion of the Contract, the Customer’s information will be confirmed by Ecosave Gas and Power LTD with the Customer by email, via the Call Centre or by letter. It is the Customer’s responsibility to ensure at this point that all the Customer information is true, accurate, complete, reliable and current in all respects and to inform Ecosave Gas and Power LTD promptly if there are any errors and/or if any amendments are required. If any of the Customer information needs to be amended or rectified, this may result in the transfer being delayed or rejected by the Supplier.
4.6 Once the Contract is in final form, Ecosave Gas and Power LTD will send a summary of the key terms of the Contract to the Customer. The Customer must check that all the details are correct and must inform Ecosave Gas and Power LTD of any errors and/or amendments within 24 hours of receipt.
4.7 If a Customer subsequently decides to not proceed with providing its custom to the Supplier in respect of which Ecosave Gas and Power LTD has performed the Price Comparison Service and the Switching Service, Ecosave Gas and Power LTD shall be entitled to charge the Customer an administration fee of £150 plus VAT (the “Contract Cancellation Administration Fee”).
4.8 The Customer agrees that within reasonable time and by no later than 15 days prior to the last day upon which notice to terminate the Contract can be served by the Customer, the Customer shall contact Ecosave Gas and Power LTD so as to enable Ecosave Gas and Power LTD to perform the Price Comparison Service again on behalf of the Customer. Ecosave Gas and Power LTD shall also be entitled, but not obliged to, contact the Customer for the same purpose.
4.9 The Customer acknowledges that by entering into a Contract with a Supplier, the Customer will be contracting directly with the Supplier and not with Ecosave Gas and Power LTD. The Customer agrees that Ecosave Gas and Power LTD is not liable in any way in relation to any transactions, dealings or arrangements of any kind made between the Customer and any Supplier and that any such transaction, dealing or arrangements (including, without limitation, any payment obligations of the Customer thereunder) are the Customer’s sole risk and responsibility.
4.10 If the Customer opts for and Ecosave Gas and Power LTD agrees to provide the Contract Checking Service, the Customer will be required to sign a Letter of Authority authorising Ecosave Gas and Power LTD to contact and liaise directly with the Customer’s Existing Supplier and the Customer agrees to promptly provide to Ecosave Gas and Power LTD all such information and assistance as Ecosave Gas and Power LTD may require in order to carry out the Contract Checking Service.
4.11 Upon receipt of a signed Letter of Authority Ecosave Gas and Power LTD will send to the Customer’s Existing Supplier a questionnaire requesting details of the key terms of the Customer’s arrangements with the Existing Supplier, including the contract end date, notice period, termination process, current prices and details of the Customer’s consumption.
4.12 Once Ecosave Gas and Power LTD has received a response to the questionnaire from the Existing Supplier, Ecosave Gas and Power LTD will use its reasonable endeavours to forward such response to the Customer. However, Ecosave Gas and Power LTD shall not be responsible for any delay or failure by the Existing Supplier to respond to the questionnaire and/or to cooperate with Ecosave Gas and Power LTD in relation to any request Ecosave Gas and Power LTD may make whilst performing the Contract Checking Service.
4.13 For the avoidance of doubt, Ecosave Gas and Power LTD shall not be responsible for the provision of any Supplier Services.
5.1 Save for clauses 5.2, 5.3 and 6 below, Ecosave Gas and Power LTD will provide the Services free of charge.
5.2 Ecosave Gas and Power LTD reserves the right to be entitled to charge for any of the Services and/or impose charges at any time in its sole discretion, upon reasonable notification to the Customer. If the Customer does not agree to such charges, the Customer shall be entitled to opt out of receiving the Services to which it had subscribed.
5.3 Any Administration Fee payable under clause 4.7 above shall be payable to Ecosave Gas and Power LTD by no later than 30 days from the date of the invoice for the same.
5.4 Without prejudice to Ecosave Gas and Power LTD’s other rights and remedies, if the Customer fails to pay when due any amount payable by it under or in connection with these Terms, including paragraph 6.4 below, it shall forthwith on demand by Ecosave Gas and Power LTD pay interest on the overdue amount from the due date until the date of actual payment (after as well as before judgment) at the rate of 8 per cent per annum or such percentage equivalent to the statutory rate of interest prescribed for judgments from time to time in place. In the alternative and where appropriate, Ecosave Gas and Power LTD reserves the right to claim interest pursuant to the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998.
6.1 As a result of using the Services the Customer acknowledges and agrees that Ecosave Gas and Power LTD may receive a Referral Fee or Commission payment from the Supplier should a Customer enter into a Contract. The Commission payment will be paid by the Supplier and will be calculated by applying a nominal fee to the Supplier’s base costs.
6.2 The Commission payment may vary dependent upon the Supplier and the type of Contract entered into.
6.3 The Commission payment may be paid to Ecosave Gas and Power LTD in full and/or in instalments from the date when the Customer enters a Contract with a Supplier.
6.4 The Customer agrees to indemnify Ecosave Gas and Power LTD for any Commission payments repaid to the Supplier in the scenario where the Customer cancels a Contract after a Commission payment has been paid and the Supplier clawbacks the Commission payment from Ecosave Gas and Power LTD.
6.5 It is important to note that the Commission payment shall never undermine the Services provided or influence the manner in which Ecosave Gas and Power LTD deal with a Customer. The Customer’s interests will always remain paramount.
7.1 In addition to the Customer’s other obligations set out in these Terms, the Customer warrants, represents and undertakes:
The Customer agrees that any and all Intellectual Property Rights in or to the Services, any information and/or materials provided the Customer, the Site and any content therein (including, without limitation, the look and feel of the Site) shall remain owned by Ecosave Gas and Power LTD and/or its licensors and any use or attempted use of any of the same shall constitute an infringement of Ecosave Gas and Power LTD’s (and/or its licensors’) Intellectual Property Rights and may expose the Customer to both civil and criminal liability.
9.1 Without prejudice to the foregoing and any other rights and remedies that Ecosave Gas and Power LTD may have, Ecosave Gas and Power LTD shall be entitled to terminate or suspend the Services immediately upon written notice to the Customer in the event that: (a) the Customer is in breach of any of the provisions of these Terms and that in the case of a breach capable of remedy, such breach shall not have been remedied within 7 days of the date of a written notice from Ecosave Gas and Power LTD to the Customer specifying such breach; or (b) Ecosave Gas and Power LTD suspects on reasonable grounds that the Customer may have committed or attempted to have committed any fraud against Ecosave Gas and Power LTD and/or any Supplier.
9.2 The Customer hereby agrees to indemnify, keep indemnified, defend and hold Ecosave Gas and Power LTD and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, owners, agents, suppliers, contractors, partners, information providers and licensors harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, liability, demands, losses, costs and expenses (including legal fees) (whether or not foreseeable or avoidable) incurred or suffered by any of such parties and any claims or legal proceedings which are brought or threatened arising out of or in connection with any use by or conduct of the Customer in relation to any of the Services, any transactions, dealings or arrangements made with any third party as a result of using the Services or any breach of any of the provisions of these Terms or of any law or the rights of any third party.
10.1 Ecosave Gas and Power LTD will exercise all reasonable skill and care in providing the Services. However, the performance of the Services by Ecosave Gas and Power LTD may be dependent upon third parties (including, without limitation, Suppliers and Existing Suppliers) and Ecosave Gas and Power LTD is not able to guarantee or accept any responsibility for any failure or delay caused by such third parties or for any inaccurate, incomplete or unreliable information provided to the Customer by such parties via Ecosave Gas and Power LTD.
10.2 Ecosave Gas and Power LTD shall use its reasonable endeavours to ensure that all pricing information provided by Ecosave Gas and Power LTD to the Customer as part of the Pricing Comparison Service is accurate, current and reliable in all material respects. However, save in respect of the foregoing, Ecosave Gas and Power LTD does not warrant and excludes all liability in respect of the accuracy, completeness, fitness for purposes or legality of any information accessed as a result of the Customer’s use of the Services, the Site or the Call Centre or otherwise communicated by Ecosave Gas and Power LTD to the Customer.
10.3 Except as expressly provided in these Terms, the Services and the Site are provided on an “as is” basis without representation or warranty of any kind and to the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law Ecosave Gas and Power LTD disclaims all other conditions, representations, statements and warranties, either express or implied (whether by common law, custom, statute or otherwise).
10.4 Subject to the foregoing, if by any mistake, act or omission of Ecosave Gas and Power LTD in the performance of the Services, the Customer suffers a direct financial loss as a result of such mistake, act or omission, Ecosave Gas and Power LTD will compensate the Customer for such direct loss on the following basis:
10.5 Ecosave Gas and Power LTD does not exclude or limit its liability (if any) in any way:
Ecosave Gas and Power LTD shall have no liability to the Customer if it is prevented from or delayed in performing any of its obligations in relation to the provision of any of the Services, or from carrying on its business, by acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond Ecosave Gas and Power LTD’s reasonable control, including (without limitation) strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving the workforce of Ecosave Gas and Power LTD or any other party), failure of a utility service or transport network, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm or default of suppliers or subcontractors, and Ecosave Gas and Power LTD shall be entitled to a reasonable extension of the time for performing such obligations in the event of any such occurrence.
Any failure or delay by Ecosave Gas and Power LTD to enforce any of its rights under these Terms is not to be taken as or deemed to be a waiver of that or any other right unless Ecosave Gas and Power LTD acknowledges and agrees to such a waiver in writing.
If any clause or part of a clause of these Terms is, or becomes, invalid, illegal or unenforceable, then that clause or part of a clause shall be deemed to be deleted from these Terms. Any such deemed deletion shall not affect the validity, legality or enforceability of the remainder of these Terms.
Except as expressly provided in clause 9.2, the parties agree that the provisions of these Terms are personal to them and are not intended to confer any rights of enforcement on any other third party. The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 shall not apply to this Contract or to any of its provisions, other than clause 9.2.
These Terms are governed by the laws of England and Wales and the parties agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.