Advertising Terms and Conditions
Please read these Conditions carefully as they govern the provision of Advertising Services by the Publisher to you. The Publisher may modify these Conditions from time to time and you should therefore ensure that you review these Conditions regularly.
1. DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION
1.1 In these Conditions, unless the context otherwise requires, the following terms have the following meanings:
“Admin Panel” means the part of the Website to which the Advertiser may be provided access to (by registering for a relevant account) by the Publisher for the purpose of managing the Advertising Services;
“Advertisement” means any financial promotion, copy, artwork, text, data, photographs, slides and/or video clips, advertising a vehicle, product and/or service for sale, to be published on the Websites for the Advertiser;
“Advertiser” means the person, firm or company who is the advertiser of the vehicle, product and/or service promoted on the Websites;
“Advertiser Unique Enquiry” means an enquiry made to the advertiser from the same email address within the contract month;
“Independent Leasing Broker” means a broker that acts on behalf of a funder that is independent of a motor manufacturer;
“Direct Line Funding Partner” means either a funder that is independent of a motor manufacturer that operates on a solus basis and within the Fleet News 50 (FN50), or a captive funder of a motor manufacturer for which you hold a franchise;
“Advertising Agreement” means any agreement by way of a signed order form for the provision of Advertising Services, including all applicable schedules, incorporating these Conditions (and all documentation referred to herein);
“Advertising Services” means the designing, creating and hosting of the Advertisement on the Websites and/or any other advertising services to be provided by the Publisher to the Advertiser from time to time as specified;
“Applicable Laws” means any law, case law, legislation, subordinate legislation, instrument, rule, order, regulation, directive, requirement, guidance or bylaw in each case, as amended from time to time, which applies to, concerns or otherwise affects any obligations or activities under these Conditions from time to time and includes, but is not limited to, the Consumer Credit Act 1974, the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, and any directions, guidance or best practice given by any regulator (including, without limitation, the FCA and the rules, guidance and principles contained in the FCA Handbook including but not limited to the Consumer Credit Sourcebook), the Information Commissioner’s Office, the Financial Ombudsman Service and the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group and, in each case, any successor body or bodies;
“Charges” means the charges to be paid by the Advertiser for the Advertising Services as set out in the Advertising Agreement;
“Conditions” means the Advertising Terms & Conditions as set out in this document;
“Consumer Credit Sourcebook” means the Consumer Credit Sourcebook (CONC) within the FCA Handbook;
“Data” means information regarding the Advertiser, the Offer Information and the Supplemental Information;
“Data Protection Legislation” means all applicable privacy and data protection laws including: (i) the Data Protection Act 1998, until the effective date of its repeal; (ii) unless and until the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (GDPR) is no longer directly applicable in the UK, the GDPR and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation relating to the processing of personal data and the privacy of electronic communications, as amended or updated from time to time, in the UK and then (iii) any successor legislation to the GDPR or the Data Protection Act 1998;
“FCA” means the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom;
“BVRLA” means the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association;
“Intellectual Property Rights” means all intellectual property rights wherever in the world arising whether registered or unregistered (including any application for registration), including without limitation, all copyright, trademarks, patents, design rights, database rights and/or know how;
“Materials” means any copy, artwork, data, photographs, slides, video clips and/or other material provided by the Advertiser for inclusion in an Advertisement or otherwise;
“Offer Information” means details of initial payment, term, monthly payment, additional fees, mileage restrictions and maintenance that are displayed on the Website or Syndication Partners’ Website.
“Publisher Sites” means the website(s) operated by the Publisher from time to time for the purpose of providing the Advertising Services (as renamed, redesigned or otherwise changed from time to time);
“Shared Data” means the Personal Data (being, the name, email address, telephone number and such other information as the relevant Data Subject chooses to include in their enquiry) made available by the Publisher (by email and the Admin Panel) to the Advertiser following an enquiry by a user of the Website in response to such Advertiser’s Advertisement;
“Syndication Partners” means any third party websites, other than the Publisher Sites which an Advertisement is to be placed as solely determined by the Publisher;
“Publisher” means Leasing.com Group Ltd (registered company number: 03934283) of Domain House, 4 Watchgate Newby Road, Hazel Grove, Stockport, Cheshire, SK7 5DB;
“Supplemental Information” means information used by the Publisher and the Publisher Sites to supplement and enhance the Offer Information for the purpose of providing services to the Advertiser, including but not limited to verification, enhancement or amendment of the Offer Information;
“Websites” means the Publisher Sites and Syndication Partners Websites.
1.2 In these Conditions, unless the context otherwise requires: words importing any gender include every gender; words importing the singular include the plural and vice versa; references to numbered clauses are references to the relevant clause in these Conditions; and the headings to the clauses will not affect its interpretation.
1.3 In the case of any conflict or ambiguity between any provision contained in these Conditions and any provision contained in an Advertising Agreement, the provision in the Advertising Agreement shall take precedence.
1.4 The terms “Data Controller”, “Personal Data” and “Data Subject” shall have the meanings set out in the Data Protection Legislation.
2. ADVERTISING AGREEMENT
2.1 Each Advertising Agreement that is agreed between the parties will form a separate contract for Advertising Services on and subject to these Conditions. These Conditions shall govern the Advertising Agreement to the exclusion of any other terms and conditions (including any terms or conditions which the Advertiser purports to apply under any purchase order, confirmation of order, specification or other document and any terms and conditions previously provided by the Publisher), unless expressly stipulated otherwise by the Publisher in writing.
2.2 The Advertiser shall ensure that the terms of its order and any applicable specification are complete and accurate.
2.3 Any quotation is valid for a period of 30 days only from its date, provided that the Publisher has not previously withdrawn it.
2.4 The Publisher shall be entitled to modify these Conditions from time to time and any such modifications shall be effective immediately from the time they are notified to the Advertiser. Display of the modified Conditions in the Admin Panel shall be deemed to be notice to the Advertiser. The Advertiser agrees to review the Conditions regularly to ensure they are aware of any modifications.
3. ADVERTISING SERVICES
3.1 In consideration of payment of the Charges by the Advertiser in accordance with clause 6, the Publisher will provide the Advertising Services to the Advertiser.
3.2 If the Advertiser requests an upgrade of the Advertising Services and/or requests additional Advertising Services, the Advertiser shall sign an additional order form. All references in these Conditions to “Advertising Agreement” shall be read to mean the additional order. Except as expressly amended by any additional order, the original Advertising Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.
3.3 Details of the Advertising Services may be separately set out by the Publisher from time to time on the Publisher’s Websites and/or as otherwise provided by the Publisher to the Advertiser and references to those Advertising Services shall be read accordingly. Provisions in these Conditions relating to a particular Advertising Service will only apply where that Advertising Service is to be supplied by the Advertiser as identified on the Advertising Agreement. Provision of any of the Advertising Services set out in clauses 3.5 to 3.10 shall be subject to the payment of the relevant charges for those services as set out on the Advertising Agreement and in accordance with clause 6.
3.4 Offer advertising: On acceptance of an order or quotation for Advertising Services the Advertisement will go live on such of the Publisher’s Websites as the Publisher in its absolute discretion deems necessary within 48 hours. This does not apply to Bank Holidays or any other public holiday when it may take longer.
3.5 Admin Panel: The Advertiser shall not use, copy (other than incidentally in the process of viewing), market, re-sell, distribute, retransmit, publish or commercially exploit in any form any information received via or in connection with its use of the Admin Panel other than for the internal purposes of the Advertiser’s business. The Publisher will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the reports produced as part of the use of the Admin Panel are accurate. However, due to the nature of the service and the way that internet traffic is collated and logged there may be errors in the information supplied for which the Publisher is not liable. If the Publisher believes that the margin of error is such that the usefulness of the Admin Panel is affected it will notify Advertisers of this fact either by contact from a member of the Publisher’s sales team, by e-mail or by notification on the home page of the Admin Panel.
3.6 Fault or error removal: The Publisher will use all reasonable endeavours to remedy faults or errors on the Publisher’s Websites. The Advertiser acknowledges and accepts that once a fault or error has been reported to the Publisher it may take up to 48 hours for the Publisher to investigate and rectify the problem.
3.7 Additional Images/Video: The Advertiser is solely responsible for uploading any additional images/video using the Admin Panel and the Publisher shall have no liability for the quality of those additional images/video.
3.8 The Publisher does not guarantee that an Advertisement will appear on a specific number of Syndication Partners Website or any at all and/or on any Syndication Partners Website in particular and the Publisher may at its sole discretion vary the Syndication Partners Website on which an Advertisement appears from time to time.
3.9 As part of the Advertising Services, in respect of any Advertisement for a vehicle, the Publisher shall provide additional technical specification details which shall solely consist of details that the Publisher can obtain from the standard cap hpi dataset. The Advertiser acknowledges that the technical specification will be for the most recent model of the vehicle in question and will not be the technical specification for the exact vehicle in question.
4. COPY, ARTWORK AND PHOTOGRAPHS
4.1 The Publisher may refuse, edit and/or require to be amended any Advertisement and/or any copy, artwork and/or other materials set out in an Advertisement and/or provided by the Advertiser to the Publisher so as to comply with legal or moral obligations placed on either party; to avoid infringing third party rights, the British Code of Advertising Practice and all other codes under the general supervision of the Advertising Standards Authority and/or any relevant legislation; to respond to any complaints; to correct typographical errors or technical inaccuracies that may appear from time to time; and/or for any other technical and/or quality reasons, however, at no time shall the Publisher be deemed to be providing advice as to the legality or compliance of any Advertisement and it shall remain the responsibility of the Advertiser to ensure the legality and compliance of any Advertisement.
4.2 The Publisher has the right, at its sole discretion, to remove from the Websites, at any time and for any reason, any Advertisements.
4.3 The Advertiser shall be solely responsible for checking the accuracy of any Advertisement for errors and for amending copy.
4.4 The Publisher may receive copy via such means as specified by the Publisher from time to time. However, the Advertiser shall submit copy at its own risk and the Publisher shall not be liable or responsible for non-receipt or corruption of any text, font, image or material sent by the Advertiser and/or arising out of any third party data feed errors.
4.5 Where copy is sent by means other than the Admin Panel, the Publisher shall not be liable for:
4.5.1 the compatibility of third party systems with those of the Publisher; and/or
4.5.2 failure by the Publisher to upload copy to the Websites.
4.6 The Advertiser is solely responsible for completing all mandatory data fields for each Advertisement and for submitting copy and data to the Publisher or upload provider (as appropriate) in the correct format as specified and by any deadlines specified by the Publisher. The Publisher shall have no liability in respect of any Advertisement not appearing on the Websites where the Advertiser has failed to submit copy and data in accordance with this clause 4.6.
4.7 The Advertiser is prohibited from supplying any contact details, including but not limited to, any telephone numbers or e-mail addresses, in additional data fields. Failure to comply with this rule may, at the Publisher’s sole discretion, result in the removal of all of the Advertiser’s Advertisements on the Websites.
4.8 The Advertiser shall keep secure all logins provided to it for the purpose of accessing or using any of the Advertising Services (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the Admin Panel) and shall immediately notify the Publisher if it becomes aware of any unauthorised use of such logins.
5. ADVERTISER’S OBLIGATIONS AND WARRANTIES
5.1 The Advertiser shall:
5.1.1 be a Leasing Broker Member of the BVRLA if the Advertiser is an independent leasing broker;
5.1.2 hold a direct relationship with a Direct Line Funding Partner;
5.1.3 price vehicles, products and/or services (as appropriate) consistently within an Advertisement and consistently across the Websites and across all other websites of the Publisher in which the Advertiser places any Advertisements;
5.1.4 not be permitted to place more than one Advertisement for any one vehicle with the same mileage, payment profile and funder on the Websites and the Publisher shall be entitled to remove any Advertisements that duplicate other existing Advertisements on the Websites, at its sole discretion. In relation to vehicles advertised, an Advertisement will be deemed to be a duplication if the make, model, derivative, trim and mileage and payment profile of the vehicle advertised on the Websites are all identical to those of another vehicle advertised on the Websites;
5.1.5 not upload files to the Websites that contain a virus and/or corrupted data;
5.1.6 comply with all current legislation, advertising codes and any other regulatory requirements, including without limitation the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and all legislation and orders made under the same, the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, the Data Protection Legislation and The UK Code of Non-Broadcast Advertising, Sales Promotion and Direct Marketing, the Publisher Code of Conduct and the rules and guidance of the FCA including without limitation the FCA Handbook.
5.2 The Advertiser agrees to access or use any Advertising Services solely in respect of its own business. The Advertiser agrees not to: (a) make any attempt to access, amend or upload information on any other business; (b) access any unauthorised areas of the Websites; (c) modify or make any attempt to modify the Websites, or any software used in connection with the Websites; and/or (d) use any software which would corrupt the Websites in any way.
5.3 The Advertiser shall keep safe and confidential all passwords, security identification and/or encryption details relating to the Admin Panel and/or Websites and will follow all security instructions issued by the Publisher from time to time. The Advertiser will promptly update their password details and notify the Publisher promptly if it believes that any password and/or other security information has been disclosed or is otherwise at risk.
5.4 The Advertiser will treat as confidential and keep secret all information contained in or concerning the Websites, Admin Panel and/or any Advertising Service, including any Personal Data received in connection thereto. The Advertiser will not disclose such information to any third party, except to the extent that (a) it is required to do so by a court or other competent authority provided that such advance notice of disclosure as is possible is given to the Publisher; or (b) the information is already, or becomes, public knowledge except by way of any breach of confidence.
5.5 No warranty is given by the Publisher that the Websites are free from computer viruses or any other malicious or impairing computer programs and the Advertiser shall report to the Publisher any suspected faults to the Admin Panel and/or the Websites promptly after such suspected faults come to the Advertiser’s attention (and in any event within one week from the date the Advertiser first becomes aware of the relevant fault).
5.6 The Advertiser shall be solely responsible for obtaining, operating and maintaining all necessary computer hardware, software, modems and telecommunications links which it requires to access and use the Admin Panel and the Websites.
5.7 To the extent permitted by law, the Advertiser shall not reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or modify the whole or any part of any software (nor attempt to do any of the same) used by the Advertiser in connection with the Admin Panel and/or the Websites. The Advertiser shall not use software to access the Admin Panel and Websites without permission and/or use software that will corrupt the Admin Panel and Websites in any way.
5.8 The Advertiser agrees that any questions and complaints regarding the vehicles, products and/or services offered for sale by the Advertiser on the Websites are the exclusive responsibility of the Advertiser.
5.9 The Advertiser warrants that:
5.9.1 it is a broker, franchised vehicle retailer, funder, manufacturer or an advertising agency or other representative acting on behalf of broker, franchised vehicle retailer, funder, manufacturer for the purposes of the Advertising Agreement (and it has (or the relevant broker, franchised vehicle retailer, funder, manufacturer it is acting on behalf of has)) the right to offer for sale any vehicle advertised by it on the Websites;
5.9.2 it will only use the Admin Panel and Websites in accordance with these Conditions and shall only supply Materials which comply in all respects with these Conditions, at all times;
5.9.3 all copy and any other information and materials provided by the Advertiser is complete, accurate, legal, non-defamatory, decent, honest and truthful and complies with the British Code of Advertising Practice, all other relevant codes under the general supervision of the Advertising Standards Authority and all current relevant legislation;
5.9.4 it contracts with the Publisher as a principal (notwithstanding that the Advertiser may be acting as an advertising agent or in some other representative capacity) and the Advertiser has the legal right to offer for sale any vehicle, product or service advertised by it on the Websites;
5.9.5 where the Advertiser is an advertising agency or other representative, that it is authorised to place the Advertisement with the Publisher;
5.9.6 the reproduction and/or publication of the Advertisement (including but not limited to any photographs contained in the Advertisement) by the Publisher and/or the use of the Advertiser’s logo and trade marks on the Websites will not breach any contract; infringe any third party intellectual property rights or other rights; render the Publisher liable to any proceedings whatsoever; and/or harm or detriment the reputation of the Publisher and/or of any other companies within the Publisher’s group;
5.9.7 in respect of any Advertisement submitted for publication which contains any copy and/or photographs by which any living person is or can be identified, the Advertiser has obtained the necessary consent of such living person for the Publisher to make use of such copy under this Advertising Agreement and has complied in all respects with the Data Protection Legislation;
5.9.8 in the case of advertisements subject to the FCA, it is duly authorised to approve and does approve such advertisements under section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and such advertisements shall comply in all respects with the Consumer Credit Sourcebook and any other requirements of the Financial Conduct Authority.
6.1 The Advertiser shall pay to the Publisher the Charges for all Advertising Services on or before the agreed due date, which shall be 30 days from the date of invoice unless notified otherwise. Where payment by direct debit has been arranged the collection date must be within 30 days of the monthly contract start date.
6.2 The Charges are exclusive of VAT which shall be payable by the Advertiser in addition.
6.3 Where the Advertiser is a multi-franchise dealer and is charged discounted rates as part of a Manufacturer Programme entered into between the Publisher and a particular vehicle manufacturer, the discounted rates agreed for that Manufacturer Programme shall only apply in respect of Advertisements for vehicles held by the Advertiser as part of its franchise with the relevant vehicle manufacturer. Advertisements placed by the Advertiser for vehicles held other than in respect of the Advertiser’s franchise with the relevant vehicle manufacturer will be charged at the Publisher’s standard rates applicable from time to time, unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Publisher.
6.4 The Advertiser shall pay all sums due to the Publisher under the Advertising Agreement without any set-off, deduction, counterclaim and/or other withholding of monies. The existence of a query on an individual item in an account shall not affect the due date of payment of the remaining balance in an account.
6.5 If the Advertiser fails to make any payment by the due date then all monies owing by the Advertiser to the Publisher shall immediately become due and payable. Payment terms may vary if payment is made by Direct Debit and agreed in writing by the Publisher. Any discount, which is extended to an Advertiser who pays the charges by Direct Debit, is at the sole discretion of the Publisher and may be withdrawn by the Publisher at any time and for any reason. In the event the Direct Debit mandate is cancelled by the Advertiser or the Advertiser’s bank, the Publisher reserves the right to suspend all advertising facilities. If the mandate is not reinstated within 7 days of the cancellation the Publisher may suspend or withdraw the advertising facility without notice. The Publisher reserves the right to charge an administration fee, each month, for payments not made by Direct Debit.
6.6 The Advertiser shall be liable to pay all Charges to the Publisher in accordance with clause 6.1 above. Should the Advertiser opt to cancel the Advertising Agreement, the Advertiser will be obliged to pay an administration fee (as determined by the Publisher) in addition to a further 4 week pre-payment in order to reactivate the Advertising Services on a subscription basis.
6.7 When a sum owing has not been received in full by the Publisher within 30 days from the date of invoice, the Publisher shall be entitled (without prejudice to any other right or remedy it may have) to:
6.7.1 charge the Advertiser interest on any unpaid sums (both before and after judgment) at the current statutory rate set out in the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 and related secondary legislation as amended or re-enacted from time to time; and
6.7.2 suspend all services (including without limitation the Advertising Services (or any part of them)) provided to the Advertiser pursuant to any agreement with the Publisher until such time as payment has been received in full (including any interest payable pursuant to clause 6.8.1 above).
6.7.3 Refer any invoice outstanding beyond the due date to a debt collection agency where a surcharge will be added to cover the collection costs incurred. This surcharge together with all other charges and legal fees incurred will be the responsibility of the customer and will be legally enforceable.
6.8 If the Advertiser genuinely disputes an invoice, the Advertiser must notify the Publisher within 30 days of the date of invoice. If the Advertiser fails to notify the Publisher within this time period, payment in full shall be due and the Publisher shall have the rights and remedies set out in clause 6.7 above.
6.9 Unless the Publisher authorises payment to be made by Direct Debit, payment must be sent to the address on the invoice and any payment sent by post shall be at the Advertiser’s sole risk. All cheques must be payable to Leasing.com Group Ltd unless notified otherwise. The Publisher reserves the right to decide the amount of any credit extended to the Advertiser in its sole discretion and the Publisher shall be entitled to withdraw credit facilities from the Advertiser at any time.
6.10 The Publisher will under no circumstances be liable to refund all or any part of the charges (including but not limited to any pre-payment) in the event of the suspension of any Advertising Services and/or cancellation or termination of the Advertising Agreement (for any reason).
7. ADVERTISING CHARGES
7.1 The Publisher shall have the right to change its scale of charges, including charges related to the introduction of new services, at any time and for any reason. If the Publisher changes its charges during the term of the Advertising Agreement, the charge in force at the date of the Advertising Agreement shall continue to apply to such Advertising Agreement for a minimum period of seven days following notification by the Publisher in writing of any such change, after which the amended charges shall apply.
8. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
8.1 The Advertiser grants the Publisher a non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual and royalty free licence to use the Data and to create and use any derivatives of the Data for any purpose.
8.2 The creation of Data may require the enhancement, amendment and/or alteration of the Offer Information which may require the Publisher’s use or the incorporation of third party material used under licence by the Publisher. As a consequence, both the Publisher and/or its licensors may acquire Intellectual Property Rights in the Data.
8.3 The Advertiser acknowledges that in the event the Publisher alters the Offer Information provided by the Advertiser and/or creates or incorporates Supplemental Data to enhance the Stock Information then the Data shall become a work of joint copyright co-owned by the Advertiser and the Publisher. To the extent that any such joint Intellectual Property Rights are not automatically vested in the Publisher, the Advertiser hereby assigns to the Publisher all such rights.
8.4 The Advertiser acknowledges and agrees that nothing in the Advertising Agreement confers on the Advertiser any licence or right to use any trade marks, names or logos of the Publisher or its licensors except as expressly set out in the Advertising Agreement and that all Intellectual Property rights in such trademarks, names and logos (including without limitation the UK registered trademarks registered with numbers UK00003164260 and UK00003116605 and such other trademarks, whether registered or unregistered, used by the Publisher from time to time in the provision of the Advertising Services) and in the Publisher’s Websites together with all goodwill arising out of or in connection with these, belong to the Publisher and/or its licensors (as appropriate).
8.5 The Advertiser warrants that it has all necessary rights, licences and consents to incorporate or to procure the incorporation by the Publisher onto the Websites of any materials and/or data provided by the Advertiser.
8.6 The Publisher has no liability or responsibility of any kind for the accuracy or content of any information or any other aspect of any third party websites (including but not limited to Syndication Partners Website) and the inclusion of hypertext links to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material contained on such websites or of the owners. Hypertext links to the Publisher’s Websites on non-consumer facing sites only may be made without the need for the Publisher’s written consent, provided there is no express or implied endorsement or sponsorship of the Advertiser, its commercial entity or any other website by the Publisher. The Publisher may at any time and for any reason require the Advertiser to remove any hypertext links to the Websites from any website controlled by the Advertiser.
8.7 The Publisher is hereby permitted to reproduce and publish (or to permit the same) all or any part of any Advertisements (including without limitation the reproduction and publication of copy, artwork and photographs and other materials) and to include them on the Publisher’s Website and Syndication Partners Websites.
8.8 No part of any Advertisement may be used in any other publication, electronic or otherwise, without the prior written consent of the Publisher. The Advertiser agrees that it will not enable or permit anyone to copy the content of any Advertisement.
8.9 The Advertiser agrees that it will give all necessary assistance to the Publisher and do all acts as may reasonably be required by the Publisher to enable it to protect and enforce its Intellectual Property Rights and those of its licensees against third parties.
9. PROTECTION AND CREDIT REFERENCE CHECKS
9.1 Each of the Advertiser and the Publisher warrants to the other that it shall comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Legislation in so far as the Advertising Agreement relates to or involves the processing of Personal Data.
9.2 The Advertiser acknowledges and agrees that in entering into the Advertising Agreement, the Publisher may collect certain Personal Data, including names, email address, telephone numbers and call recording, relating to the Advertiser and/or employees, consultants and/or contractors engaged by the Advertiser. This Personal Data may be used for a number of purposes including without limitation processing the Advertiser’s order and providing products and/or services to the Advertiser; carrying out customer and market research; dealing with requests and enquiries; maintaining records; fraud prevention purposes; assisting with police investigations and/or enquiries; and/or complying with statutory and regulatory obligations.
9.3 The Publisher may disclose any Personal Data that it collects to credit reference agencies, finance companies, fraud prevention agencies, the police, the FCA and/or any other regulatory authorities.
9.4 The Advertiser acknowledges and agrees that in entering into the Advertising Agreement, the Publisher may carry out credit reference checks on the Advertiser and warrants that it will assist it in providing any information reasonably requested by the Publisher and providing any necessary consents to enable the Publisher to carry out such checks. The Publisher reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to refuse to provide any services to the Advertiser, including without limitation any Advertising Services, if in the Publisher’s sole opinion any credit reference results are unsatisfactory.
10. DATA SHARING
10.1 The Advertiser and the Publisher hereby acknowledge that, in respect of the Shared Data, they each act as a Data Controller (and as controllers in common).
10.2 The Advertiser shall process the Shared Data solely (and to the extent necessary) for the following purposes:
10.2.1. Contacting the relevant Data Subject to provide the requested information; and
10.2.2. Providing feedback to the Publisher in respect of whether any request for information received through the Website resulted in the generation of any revenue for the Advertiser,
10.3 Subject to clause 10.4 and any applicable statutory and/or regulatory requirements, the Advertiser shall not retain or process any Shared Data for longer than is necessary to carry out the Shared Purpose and, in particular, shall comply with any request by the Publisher or an individual to who the Shared Data relates for such information to be deleted.
10.4 To the extent that the Advertiser wishes to process the Shared Data for any purpose other than the Shared Purpose, the Advertiser shall bear full responsibility for ensuring that it has an appropriate legal ground for such processing and such processing is carried out fairly and lawfully.
10.5 The Advertiser shall not disclose or transfer any Shared Data to a third party outside of the European Economic Area without the Publisher’s prior written consent.
10.6 The Advertiser shall, having regard to the state of technological development and the cost of implementing such measures, have in place appropriate technical and organisational security measures in order to prevent unauthorised or unlawful processing of the Shared Data and the accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, the Shared Data and to ensure a level of security appropriate to the harm that might result from such unauthorised or unlawful processing or accidental loss, destruction or damage and the nature of the Shared Data to be protected.
10.7. Subject to clause 10.4, the Advertiser shall not copy, reproduce, transfer, modify or otherwise amend or deal with, other than as necessary to carry out the Shared Purpose, the Shared Data.
10.8 The Advertiser shall assist the Publisher (at the Advertiser’s cost) in responding to any request from a Data Subject in respect of any Shared Data and in ensuring the Publisher’s compliance with its obligations under the Data Protection Legislation with respect to security, breach notifications, impact assessments and consultations with supervisory authorities and regulators.
10.9 The Advertiser shall maintain complete and accurate records and information to demonstrate compliance with this clause 10 and allow for audits by the Publisher on reasonable notice or, in the event that a breach of this clause 10 is suspected by the Publisher (acting reasonably) promptly following request.
11. CANCELLATION AND TERMINATION
11.1 Unless terminated earlier in accordance with these Conditions, the Advertising Agreement shall continue in force for the period specified in the Advertising Agreement. If no such period is specified on the Advertising Agreement, the Advertising Agreement shall remain in force unless or until terminated by either party in accordance with these Conditions.
11.2 In the event the Advertiser breaches payment terms and/or where the Advertiser has chosen a pre-payment option and the pre-paid funds are insufficient to cover the Advertiser’s accrued sum of charges, the Publisher shall be entitled to serve a formal Notice of Termination of the account in writing, allowing the Advertiser 7 days to remedy any such breach and/or deficient funds. This is without prejudice to any previously accrued rights referred hereto.
11.3 The Publisher shall be entitled to terminate the Advertising Agreement and/or the provision of any Advertising Services at any time on 7 days’ written notice to the Advertiser for convenience.
11.4 The Publisher shall be entitled to terminate the Advertising Agreement immediately on the giving of notice by telephone, fax, email or by letter to the Advertiser and further reserves the right in its sole discretion to refuse to publish any Advertisement or provide any Advertising Services or remove any or all Advertisement from the Websites, where:
11.4.1 the Advertiser breaches the terms of the Advertising Agreement (and, if the breach is capable of remedy, has not remedied the breach within 30 days of receiving notice requiring the breach to be remedied);
11.4.2 the Advertiser commits a material breach of the Advertising Agreement/Code of Conduct;
11.4.3 the Advertiser persistently breaches any one or more terms of the Advertising Agreement/Code of Conduct;
11.4.4 the Advertiser is in breach of any other agreement with the Publisher and/or is in legal proceedings with the Publisher in respect of any other agreement;
11.4.5 the Advertiser ceases, or threatens to cease, to carry on its business or the Advertiser ceases to be authorised by the FCA, has its FCA authorisation suspended or limited or is subject to any regulatory action by the FCA including but not limited to an investigation, fine or requirement for remedial action;
11.4.6 the Advertiser, as an independent leasing broker, ceases to be a leasing broker member of the BVRLA, has its BVRLA membership suspended or terminated or is subject to any action by the BVRLA but not limited to an investigation, fine or requirement for remedial action;
11.4.7 the Advertiser (being a company) is unable to pay its debts within the meaning of s.123, Insolvency Act 1986 or convenes a meeting of its creditors or if a proposal shall be made for a voluntary arrangement within Part I, Insolvency Act 1986 or a proposal for any other composition, scheme or arrangement with (or assignment for the benefit of) its creditors or a receiver, administrator, administrative receiver, trustee or other similar officer is appointed over any of its property or assets or a meeting is convened for the purpose of considering a resolution or other steps are taken for winding up the Advertiser (whether by the presentation of a winding up petition or otherwise) or for the making of an administration order (other than for the purposes of solvent amalgamation or reconstruction) or any similar action or steps are taken in any jurisdiction in relation to any of the above;
11.4.8 the Advertiser (being an individual) is unable to pay his/her debts within the meaning of s.268, Insolvency Act 1986, is declared bankrupt, has a petition presented against him/her or makes an arrangement or compromise for the benefit of his/her creditors whether pursuant to Part VIII Insolvency Act 1986 or otherwise;
11.4.9 the Advertiser (being a partnership) is unable to pay its debts or a petition is presented for its winding up under the provisions of the Insolvent Partnerships Order 1994 whether or not involving individual insolvency proceedings against the Advertiser’s partners and presented by creditors or by the partners themselves or such petition is presented against it in conjunction with bankruptcy or individual insolvency or petitions against any partner or if the Advertiser enters into any composition, scheme or arrangement or voluntary arrangement including its business and assets or the share of any partner or in the event of any action for a partnership account and/or winding up or dissolution of the Advertiser under the Partnership Act 1890 or if any of the states or affairs or events described in this clause 11.5.8 occur in relation to any partner or any similar action or steps are taken in any jurisdiction in relation to any of the above;
11.4.10 the Advertiser is refused credit by the Publisher
11.4.11 the Publisher receives persistent complaints about Advertisements placed by the Advertiser and/or regarding the Advertiser’s business practices;
11.4.12 the Advertiser commits an offence;
11.4.13 the Advertiser acts in a way which exposes the Publisher and/or any users of the Websites to financial loss and/or legal liabilities and/or in a way which the Publisher reasonably believes may be detrimental to the reputation and/or business of the Publisher and/or any other company in Leasing.com Group Ltd;
11.4.14 in the reasonable opinion of the Publisher, the Advertiser and/or its employees have been abusive to the Publisher’s staff or the Publisher receives a complaint from a third party regarding the Advertiser’s conduct in the sale of an advertised vehicle; and/or
11.4.15 the Advertiser commits a breach of the Data Protection Legislation in respect of the Shared Data.
11.4.16 the Advertiser provides cancellation/termination notice, in writing, one (1) full subscription/contract month.
11.5 The Publisher may at its sole discretion suspend, terminate or downgrade immediately the Advertiser’s participation in any Advertising Service and/or remove any or all Advertisements submitted by the Advertiser from the Websites, where:
11.5.1 the Advertiser fails to comply with clauses 5.1, 5.2 and/or 5.9;
11.5.2 the Publisher reasonably suspects the Advertiser is not complying with clauses 5.1, 5.2 and/or 5.9; and/or
11.5.3 any competent law enforcement or compliance authority instructs, advises or makes a recommendation to the Publisher to take down any of the Advertiser’s content and/or suspend the delivery of any of the Advertising Services to the Advertiser.
11.6 Termination of the Advertising Agreement shall be without prejudice to any rights accrued by the Publisher prior to termination and the Advertiser shall repay the Publisher on a full indemnity basis for all costs and expenses (including administration and legal costs) incurred by the Publisher in the event that the Advertiser changes address and fails to notify the Publisher and/or in recovering any sums due to it under the Advertising Agreement.
12. LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY
12.1 The Publisher shall provide the Advertising Services with reasonable care and skill and in a professional and timely manner. Any Advertisements on the Websites created by or on behalf of the Publisher, shall be designed materially in accordance with the Materials provided by the Advertiser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Advertiser acknowledges and accepts that it is technically impossible to provide the Advertising Services free of faults, interruptions or errors and that the Publisher does not undertake to do so. The Publisher shall have no responsibility or liability arising out of or in connection with any communications or network defects, delays or failures (whether temporary or otherwise) (a) experienced by the Advertiser or any third party while accessing the Admin Panel and/or the Websites; and/or (b) which impact on any Advertising Service.
12.2 Where the Publisher is transferring Advertiser information to any third party in connection with any Advertising Service, including but not limited to owners of the Syndication Partners Website, the
Publisher will use its reasonable endeavours to transfer such information accurately and without corruption or errors. However, the Advertiser acknowledges that it is technically impossible to guarantee continuity of service or corruption-free or error-free transfer. The Publisher’s sole liability in connection with this clause is to liaise with the relevant third party and to re- transfer the relevant information.
12.3 From time to time, the Publisher will need to carry out maintenance work on its equipment and systems, and shall use its reasonable endeavours to ensure that, in doing so, reasonable notice is given and minimum disruption to the Publisher’s Websites is caused. However, the Advertiser acknowledges that the Publisher cannot guarantee that the Publisher’s Websites will be continuously available online. For the avoidance of doubts, no credits shall be offered to the
Advertiser in respect of interruptions to the Publisher’s Websites arising as a result of maintenance work.
12.4 The Publisher has the right at its discretion to decline to publish (in whole or in part), or to omit, suspend, change the position, size, quality or colouring of or reclassify any Advertisement or information supplied by the Advertiser. The Publisher may at any time update or withdraw any Advertising Service or vary the Websites or any part thereof by notice to the Advertiser or by publishing new details.
12.5 The Advertiser acknowledges that where the Publisher has transferred or otherwise transfers information to and/or an Advertisement is placed on a third party website (including without limitation a Syndication Partner’s Website) display of any such information and/or Advertisement on the third party website is the responsibility of the relevant third party and the Publisher has no responsibility for the acts and/or omissions of the third party in question (including but not limited to any failure by the third party to place an Advertisement on its website and/or any disruption to the third party website). The Advertiser shall promptly notify the Publisher if the agreement between the Advertiser and any such third party is terminated whereupon the Publisher shall be entitled to cease to transfer information to such third party.
12.6 The Publisher does not monitor or control and shall not be responsible for the content of Advertisements. The Advertiser agrees that such matters are its sole responsibility.
12.7 Subject to clause 12.10 below, the Publisher shall not be liable to the Advertiser:
12.7.1 for any loss or damage suffered by the Advertiser arising out of or in connection with any total or partial failure to publish an Advertisement and/or for removing any materials from the Websites;
12.7.2 for failure of the Publisher to publish a photograph of any vehicle or product;
12.7.3 for any loss or damage suffered by the Advertiser arising out of or in connection with an failure by the Advertiser to keep safe and confidential all passwords, security identification and/or encryption details;
12.7.4 for any loss of copy, artwork, photographs or other materials, which the Advertiser warrants that it has retained in sufficient quality and quantity for whatever purpose;
12.7.5 in contract, tort (including without limitation negligence), statutory duty or otherwise arising out of or in connection with the Advertising Agreement for: (a) consequential, indirect or special loss or damage; or (b) any loss of goodwill or reputation; (c) loss of contracts, business and/or opportunity; (d) loss of profits; (e) loss of revenue or anticipated savings; (f) business interruptions; (g) loss of or corruption to data howsoever caused (including caused as a result of e-crime attacks by third parties) and/or (h) any economic and/or other similar losses; and in each case such liability is excluded whether it is foreseeable, known, foreseen or otherwise and whether such losses are direct, indirect, consequential or otherwise; and/or
12.7.6 unless a claim is brought by the Advertiser against the Publisher within 3 months of the date of the cause, or first in the series of causes of related events, giving rise to the claim.
12.8 The Publisher will not be liable for any loss or damage that the Advertiser might suffer if a third party gains unauthorised access to its account due to the Advertiser’s failure to keep the username and password secure. The obligation to keep details secure includes the requirement that the Advertiser only submits its details to access the Publisher’s Websites log in page that uses Extended Validation SSL.
12.9 Subject to clause 12.10 below, the total liability of the Publisher in contract, tort (including without limitation negligence), statutory duty or otherwise (unless otherwise excluded), in respect of each event or series of connected events shall not exceed (i) where the liability arises in connection with any Advertisement(s), the aggregate of the Charges paid for Advertisements in the week during which the event giving rise to the liability occurred; and (ii) where the liability arises in connection with any other Advertising Services, the aggregate of the Charges paid for the particular Advertising Services giving rise to the liability, in the week during which the event giving rise to the liability occurred.
12.10 Nothing in the Advertising Agreement shall exclude or restrict any liability the Publisher may have for death or personal injury caused by its negligence, for fraudulent misrepresentation and/or for any other liability which it is not permitted to exclude by law.
12.11 Any warranties, terms or conditions of any kind whether express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including without limitation, implied terms of satisfactory quality or fitness for purpose, are hereby expressly excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
12.12 The Advertiser shall indemnify and keep the Publisher fully indemnified against all claims, costs, proceedings, demands, losses, damages, expenses or liability whatsoever arising out of or in connection with any breach of the Advertising Agreement by the Advertiser, any third party complaints or claims brought against the Publisher in respect of any Advertisement, the subject matter thereof or any other materials supplied by the Advertiser in connection with any Advertising Service, and for any claim that the use by the Publisher of any copy, artwork, photograph or other materials provided by the Advertiser infringes any third party intellectual property rights or other third party rights and/or that the Advertiser has failed to fulfil any offer accepted by it, such offer having been placed via the Publisher’s Websites or Admin Panel.
12.13 Without prejudice to the liability of the Advertiser to pay the relevant Charges for any Advertising Agreement in full by the relevant due date, in the event of any error, misprint or omission in an Advertisement, the Publisher may at its sole discretion, either amend the relevant part of the Advertisement or refund or adjust the charges. No amendment, refund or adjustment to the charges will be made where in the Publisher’s sole opinion the error, misprint or omission does not materially detract from the Advertisement or where it arises as a result of incorrect or inadequate information provided by the Advertiser.
13. REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
13.1 The Publisher and Advertiser will perform their obligations hereunder in compliance with all Applicable Laws and shall use best endeavours to ensure that their agents, representatives and employees (as applicable) do the same.
13.2 The Publisher and Advertiser each acknowledge that they are individually authorised by the FCA and that it shall be the sole responsibility of each of the Publisher and Advertiser to ensure that their own activities or actions including those which are regulated by the FCA are carried out in accordance with all Applicable Laws.
14. FORCE MAJEURE
14.1 The Publisher shall not be liable to the Advertiser and/or be deemed to be in breach of the Advertising Agreement by reason of any delay in performing and/or any failure to perform its obligations under the Advertising Agreement if the delay and/or failure is due to any cause beyond the Publisher’s reasonable control (including but not limited to any act of God, lock out or other industrial action, governmental action or restriction, war, terrorism, fire, flood, infrastructure failure, power failure, strike or civil commotion, interruptions in electrical or telecommunications services or delays or failures of the internet or other communications systems necessary for the provision of the Advertising Services) and time for performance of that obligation shall be extended accordingly.
15.1 The Advertising Agreement contains the entire agreement and understanding between the parties and supersedes any and all prior agreements, arrangements, statements and understandings between the parties relating to the subject matter of the Advertising Agreement. Each party acknowledges that it has not entered into the Advertising Agreement in reliance upon any representation not expressly set out in the Advertising Agreement and neither party shall be liable in respect of any representation made prior to and not contained in the Advertising Agreement. Nothing in these Conditions shall exclude or limit the Publisher’s liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.
15.2 The Advertising Agreement is personal to the Advertiser, and the Advertiser may not assign or transfer the Advertising Agreement without the prior written consent of the Publisher. The Publisher reserves the right to assign or subcontract the Advertising Agreement and any of its rights and obligations under the Advertising Agreement to a third party.
15.3 Where two or more persons are named in the Advertising Agreement as the Advertiser, their liability shall be joint and several.
15.4 Save for any modifications made by the Publisher in accordance with clause 2.4, no variation of these Conditions shall be binding unless agreed in writing and signed by an authorised representative of the Publisher or in the case of any stock amendments, unless the Publisher confirms receipt of an offer advertising confirmation e-mail (in the prescribed form as provided by the Publisher).
15.5 No waiver or indulgence by the Publisher shall be effective save in relation to the matter in respect of which it was specifically given.
15.6 If any provision of these Conditions is found by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or otherwise unenforceable then such provision shall be severed from the remaining Conditions which shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.
15.7 Nothing in these Conditions shall confer any rights or benefits, whether pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise in favour of any person other than the Advertiser and the Publisher.
15.8 The Advertising Agreement, which incorporates these Conditions, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the parties hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.