Our website terms and conditions
Terms and Conditions for the supply of website services by Data Consulting Services Limited
1. DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION
1.1. In these terms and conditions the following definitions apply unless otherwise stated:
‘Business Day’ means a day (other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday) when banks in London are open
‘Contract’ means the contract between the Company and the Client for the supply of Services governed by
these Terms and the Order.
‘Client’ means the individual or business entity who purchases Services from the Company and whose details
are set out in the Order.
‘Force Majeure Event’ means an event beyond the reasonable control of either party, including but not limited
to strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes, 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.
‘Group Company’ means a company which is a subsidiary or holding company of the Company, as defined in
section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006.
‘Company’ means DCS Consulting Services Limited a company incorporated in England and Wales under
company number 06562393 whose registered office is at Data Consulting Services Ltd, 3A Manor Farm
Business Park, Grants Hill Way, Woodford Halse, Northhants, NN11 1UB, trading as DCS Networks or DCS
‘Intellectual Property Rights’ means all patents, rights to inventions, utility models, copyright and related rights,
trademarks, service marks, trade, business and domain names, rights in trade dress or get-up, rights in goodwill
or to sue for passing off, unfair competition rights, rights in designs, rights in computer software, database right,
topography rights, moral rights, rights in confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets) and any
other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications
for and renewals or extensions of such rights, and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection in any
part of the world.
‘Order’ means the order placed by the Client through counter-signing the Company’s Quotation form or by confirming in writing via email the request for Services.
‘Order Form’ means a Quotation form counter-signed by the Client,or by confirming in writing via email the request for Services, which together with these terms and conditions shall form a binding contract.
‘Quotation’ means the written quotation prepared by the Company which contains its proposals for providingServices to the Clients.
‘Services’ means the services the Company will provide to the Client as specified in the Order.
‘Specification’ means the description or specification of the Services in the Order.
‘Terms’ means these terms and conditions as updated from time to time by the Company.
‘VAT’ means value added tax chargeable under English law for the time being and any similar additional tax.
1.2. Where these Terms use words in their singular form, they shall also be read to include the plural form of
the word and vice versa. Where these Conditions use words which denote a particular gender, they shall be
also read to include all genders and vice versa.
1.3. The headings in this document are inserted for convenience only and shall not affect the construction or
interpretation of these Terms.
1.4. A reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to such statute or statutory provision as
amended or re-enacted. A reference to a statute or statutory provision includes any subordinate legislation
made under that statute or statutory provision, as amended or re-enacted.
2. TERMS AND CONDITIONS
2.1. These Terms shall apply to all agreements concluded between the Company and the Client to the exclusion
of any other terms that the Client seeks to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by trade, custom, practice
or course of dealing.
2.2. These Terms and the Order may only be varied by express written agreement between the Company and
3. THE CONTRACT
3.1. The Order constitutes an offer by the Client to purchase the Services in accordance with these Terms. The
Client shall ensure that the terms of the Order and any relevant Specification are complete and accurate.
3.2. The Order shall only be deemed to be accepted when the Company issues a written acceptance of the
Order, or when the Company has started to provide the Services having received the Order, whichever happens
first, at which point the Contract shall come into existence.
3.3. The Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the Company to provide the Services to the Client
and for the Client to purchase those Services, in accordance with these Terms.
3.4. The Client acknowledges that it has not relied on any statement, promise or representation made or given
by or on behalf of the Company which is not set out in the Contract. Any samples, drawings, descriptive matter,
or advertising issued by the Company and any descriptions or illustrations contained in the Company’s
catalogues or brochures are issued or published for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the
Services described in them. They shall not form part of the Contract or any other contract between the Company
and the Client for the supply of Services.
3.5. A Quotation for the supply of Services given by the Company shall not constitute an offer. A Quotation
shall only be valid for a period of 14 Business Days from its date of issue.
3.6. For any White Label Work the Client understands and agrees that the Company have no contractual
relationship and therefore no liability in respect of the ultimate client with whom the Client agrees to perform the
White Label Work for.
4. COMPANY OBLIGATIONS AND WARRANTIES
4.1. The Company warrants that it will provide the Services as stipulated in the Order using reasonable care
and skill to conform in all material respects with the Specification.
4.2. The Company shall use all reasonable endeavours to meet any performance dates specified in the Order
but any such dates shall be estimates only and time shall not be of the essence for the provision of the Services.
The Company shall not be liable for any delay in delivery of the Services caused by a Force Majeure event or
the Client’s failure to provide the Company with adequate delivery instructions or any other instructions relevant
to the supply of the Services.
4.3. The Company shall have the right to make any changes to the Services which are necessary to comply
with any applicable law.
4.4. The Company shall be entitled to use a Group Company or other subcontractors for the provision of the
Services provided always that the Company shall remain liable to the Client for the performance of the Services
as if it had carried them out itself.
4.5. The ‘Go Managed’ service covers all reasonable changes to a website’s design, layout and look and
feel, and content on generic pages but does not inlude the addition of products, blog posts/articles, events,
newsletter templates, the sending of newsletters or any other content which can be managed via a customer’s
administration panel. Such content must be added, managed and updated by The Client. If The Client requires
The Company to manage this content, a quotation will be raised and work will be schedued once the quotation
has been accepted.
5. CLIENT’S OBLIGATIONS AND INDEMNITIES
5.1. The Client shall provide assistance and technical information to the Company, as reasonably required by
the Company in sufficient time to facilitate the execution of an Order in accordance with any estimated delivery
dates or milestones. The Client shall have sole responsibility for ensuring the accuracy of all information
provided to the Company and warrants and undertakes to the Company that the Client’s employees assisting
in the execution of an Order have the necessary skills and authority.
5.2. The Client shall be obliged as quickly as possible and within the agreed deadline to comment on and or
approve materials provided under the Services. In addition, the Client shall be obliged as quickly as possible
and within the agreed deadline to implement changes in IT systems or where it may otherwise be required by
5.3. The Client shall be obliged to inform the Company immediately of changes of domain names, technical
setup and any other material information regarding the technical infrastructure which may affect the Services
delivered by the Company.
5.4. In the event that the Client fails to undertake those acts or provide those materials required under this
clause 5 within any agreed deadline (and at least within 15 Business Days of the date requested by the
Company) the Company shall be entitled to invoice for the Services that it has supplied and the remaining
Services specified in the Order whether or not the Company has been able to deliver them.
5.5. The Client shall indemnify and keep the Company indemnified fully against all liabilities, costs and expenses
whatsoever and howsoever incurred by the Company in respect of any third parties as a result of the provision
of the Services in accordance with the Order, Specification, or the content of the Client’s advertising or web
pages which result in claims or proceedings against the Company for infringement of any Intellectual Property
Rights or other proprietary rights of third parties, or for breach of confidentiality or contract or for defamation.
5.6. The Client undertakes to comply with all applicable rules, regulations, codes of practice and laws relating
to its use of the Services, including without limitation its obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998, the
Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, Competition Act 1998 and the E-Commerce Directive and
equivalent legislation and hereby agrees to indemnify and to keep the Company indemnified in respect of any
and all costs, claims or proceedings whatsoever brought against the Company by any third party in connection
with any breach of the same by the Client.
5.7. The Company require that prior notice be given for any alterations relating to the Client’s website(s) that
may affect the services supplied by the Company. If alterations are made by the Client or a third party to the
Client’s site(s) search engine placements may be affected and the Company cannot be held responsible.
5.8. The Company advises that regular, fresh content added to the site will help to improve the stability of
rankings within search engines and the Client understands that regular, unique content plays an important part
in the success of a website and failure to add unique content will lessen the impact of SEO services.
6.1. Unless otherwise expressly stated, all prices shall be in Pounds Sterling and shall be exclusive of VAT and
other duties. In the event that duties are introduced or changed after the conclusion of an Order, the Company
shall be entitled to adjust the agreed prices accordingly.
6.2. The Client acknowledges that certain Services may involve the licensing of third party Intellectual Property
Rights and that the Client may be required to enter into a licence directly with such third party. Unless otherwise
expressly stated, all prices shall be exclusive of costs for the acquisition of Intellectual Property Rights for
materials to be included in marketing materials, including if relevant (but without limitation) pictures and licences
from third party owners and licensors.
6.3. The price stated in the Order for any hourly work shall be an estimate based on a qualified estimate of the
number of hours required to provide the Services. This is an estimate only and Services shall be invoiced in
accordance with the actual number of hours spent in accordance with the price set out in the Order or Quotation
and in the event that the price is not so stipulated, the Client shall be charged at the hourly rate specified in the
Company’s then current price list. The Company shall be obliged to update the estimate and budgets on an
ongoing basis following, among other things, changes made to an Order.
6.4. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that costing estimates are accurate, the Company reserves the right
to amend any estimate, should an error or omission have been made.
7.1. The Company shall invoice the Client monthly, either in advance or following Services delivered. Before
the Company carry out any work Clients are usually asked to provide a non-refundable fees deposit. This
deposit is like a rent deposit. It is kept securely and will be offset against the Client’s last invoice(s) when the
work detailed in an Order has been completed. Also, if the Client does not pay a monthly invoice when it is due
the Company shall use the deposit to pay the invoice and will not do any further work until the deposit is replaced.
7.2. The Client shall pay each invoice submitted by the Company within 14 Business Days of the date of the
invoice and in cleared funds in accordance with clause 7.3 below. The invoice number shall be stated on all
payments and payment by BACS, CHAPS and Bank Transfer are accepted.
7.3. The Client shall pay all amounts due under the Contract in full without any deduction or withholding except
as required by law and the Client shall not be entitled to assert any credit, set-off or counterclaim against the
Company in order to justify withholding payment of any such amount in whole or in part. the Company may,
without limiting its other rights or remedies, set off any amount owing to it by the Client against any amount
payable by the Company to the Client.
7.4. In the event of overdue payment, interest shall accrue on the invoice amount at the statutory rate prescribed
by the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 or at the rate of 2 per cent over the base rate of
Barclays Bank Plc (whichever should be the higher). At the Company’s discretion, a fee of £10 (to cover
administrative expenses and not as a penalty) shall be charged per reminder for overdue payment submitted to
the Client. the Company shall be entitled to submit such reminders on a weekly basis once the fees have become
overdue. the Company expressly reserves all rights at all times to bring any legal action it considers appropriate
to recover any unpaid sums.
7.5. Late payment shall be considered as constituting a material breach of the Contract entitling the Company
(at its discretion) to cancel the Contract or to affirm the Contract and assert the usual remedies for breach.
7.6. In the event that the Services cannot be delivered either in full or in part due to the Client’s failure to assist
or delay in assisting in the execution of the Order, the Company shall be entitled to charge to the Client an
estimated amount, corresponding to the amount that would have been due had the Services been rendered in
accordance with the Order. The Company shall be entitled to payment on the basis of the Company’s price list
applicable from time to time for any additional work required because of the Client’s failure to assist or delay in
7.7. If the Client subsequently requires the Company to complete the work within a shorter time frame than
specified in the Order the Company reserves the right to charge additional monies to prioritise such projects
ahead of pre-planned work.
8. DELAYS AND COMPLAINTS
8.1. In the event that the Client proves that the Services are delayed or not in accordance with the Contract, the
Company shall be obliged to remedy or redeliver, at its own discretion, without undue delay. In the event that
the Services continue to be not in accordance with the Contract after reasonable attempts have been made to
remedy this, the Client shall be entitled to cancel the Order in accordance with clause 13.2 a), provided that the
breach is material.
8.2. Complaints concerning delays or breach of Contract shall be submitted immediately after the time when the
Client became or should have become aware of the matter. If the Client fails to bring the defect (unless by its
very nature it is impossible to ascertain within such a period) to the attention of the Company within 48 hours
the Client shall be deemed to have accepted the Services and shall not be entitled to assert remedies based on
delays or breach of Contract.
8.3. The Client hereby acknowledges that certain Services rely upon goods and/or services being provided by
third parties (‘Third Party Services’). The Client acknowledges that the Third Party Services will be governed
by that third parties’ terms and conditions and that the Company cannot provide any warranties in respect of the
Third Party’s Services and will not be liable to the Client for any delays and/or failings in respect of the same.
Providers of Third Party Services may provide their own warranties to the Client and the Client must satisfy itself
whether or not such warranties (where given) are acceptable for the Client’s business purposes or risk
8.4. the Company’s only responsibility in respect of the Third Party Services is to take reasonable care and skill
when selecting the providers of the same.
8.5. The Client’s exclusive remedies for late delivery or Services not conforming with the Contract are as
specified in this clause 8 and, if the remedies set out in these Terms have been exhausted, the Client’s final
remedy is limited to cancellation of the Contract and the Company’s sole liability is to refund any payments for
Services not conforming with the Contract, subject to the limitations set out in clause 9 below.
9.1. Except as expressly stated in this Clause 9, the Company shall have no liability to the Client for any loss or
damage whatsoever arising from or in connection with the provision of the Services or for any claim made
against the Client by any third party.
9.2. Without prejudice to the generality of Clause 9.1 above, the Company shall have no liability for any losses
or damages which may be suffered by the Client whether the same are suffered directly or indirectly or are
immediate or consequential which fall into the following categories:
a) Any indirect or consequential loss arising under or in relation to the Contract even though the
Company was aware of the circumstances in which such loss could arise;
b) Loss of profits; loss of anticipated savings; loss of business opportunity or goodwill;
c) Loss of data;
9.3. To the extent such liability is not excluded by sub-clauses 9.1, 9.2 and clause 10 below, the Company’s
total liability (whether in contract, tort (including negligence or otherwise)) under or in connection with the
Contract or based on any claim for indemnity or contribution (including for damage to tangible property) or
otherwise will not in any event exceed the total sum invoiced for the Services.
9.4. The Client agrees that they will only add the email addresses of individuals who have opted-in to receive
emails or marketing communication to their subscriber base on the website.
9.5. The Client accepts that they accept full liability for any complaints made against The Company or The Client
in relation to any email messages that are generated by the newsletter platform.
10. OTHER LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
10.1. The Company shall not be liable for downtimes, interference in the form of hacking, virus, disruptions,
interruptions, faulty third-party software, search engines or websites on which a service is dependent or other
deliveries from a third party. the Company shall use its reasonable efforts to assist in remedial efforts if so
requested by the Client. Any work connected with remedial efforts as described above shall be charged to the
Client separately in accordance with these Terms or (at the Company’s discretion) the Company’s price list
applicable from time to time.
10.2. The Company shall not be liable for any changes made without notice by the Client or a third party
employed by the Client to domain names, websites, links, technical setup etc. and affecting the Services
delivered by the Company. Preceding or subsequent work connected with any adjustments required as a result
of such changes shall be charged to the Client in accordance with these Terms or on the basis of the Company’s
price list applicable from time to time at the Company’s discretion.
10.3. The Company shall use all reasonable endeavours to deliver Services relating to on-site search engine
optimisation in accordance with the guidelines applicable to the relevant search engines. However, the Company
shall not be liable for delayed or non-conforming performance due to changes made to standard terms,
assessment algorithms, search criteria, viewing policy, prices and campaign offers or other matters beyond the
Company’s control and reserves the right to make changes to Services as a result of the same. In addition, the
Company shall not be liable for other changes or discontinuation of search engines.
10.4. The Company shall not be liable for Services relating to search engine optimisation, link building,
advertisements, banners or sponsorships leading to a minimum number of views, position or frequency in
searches on relevant words or otherwise. In addition, the Company shall not be liable for ensuring that such
Services lead to a certain volume of traffic, number of clicks, registrations, purchases or the like.
10.5. The Company shall not be responsible for URLs dropped or excluded by a search engine for any reason.
10.6. If the Client does not implement some or all of the Company’s recommendations, the Company shall not
bear any liability for any lack of success experienced by the Client relating to the Services.
10.7. The Company shall not be liable for any complaints, spam reports or any other issues raised that could
be deemed unlawful, defamatory or otherwise in relation to the content of any emails sent via the Platform’s
newsletter system, either sent by The Company or The Client.
11. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
11.1. It is the responsibility of the Client to ensure that they have the right to use any Intellectual Property
Rights when they provide any text, image or representation (“Materials”) to the Company for incorporation into
the Services and the Client hereby grants or agrees to procure the grant of (as applicable) an irrevocable licence
to the Company to use such Materials for the purposes of providing the Services for the duration of the Contract.
11.2. The Client shall be responsible for ensuring that the contents of Materials which the Client has
contributed or approved are not in contravention of legislation, decency, marketing rules or any other third-party
rights. the Company shall be entitled to reject and delete such material without incurring any liability. In addition,
the Company shall be entitled to cancel the Order.
11.3. The Client shall indemnify the Company against all damages, losses and expenses suffered or incurred
by the Company as a result of the Materials which the Client has contributed or approved being in contravention
of legislation, decency, marketing rules or any action that any such Materials infringe any Intellectual Property
Rights of a third party.
11.4. The parties shall be obliged to notify the other party without undue delay of any claims raised against a
party as described above.
11.5. Unless expressly stated otherwise in these Terms or in an Order, the Intellectual Property Rights
created, developed, subsisting or used in connection with the Services and whether in existence at the date
hereof or created in the future shall vest in and be the property of the Company or the relevant third party from
whom the Company has acquired a right of use with a view to executing the Order. The Client agrees to
execute and deliver such documents and perform such acts as may be necessary from time to time to ensure
such Intellectual Property Rights vest in the Company.
11.6. The Intellectual Property Rights as mentioned in Clause 11.2 shall not be used, assigned, distributed,
copied, forwarded to online or offline activities by the Client without a separate, express written agreement.
11.7. If the Company makes software, scripts, services etc. available to the Client as part of the execution of
an Order, the Client shall only acquire a non-exclusive personal nontransferable license to use such material
until the Services under this agreement cease.
11.8. The Client hereby irrevocably licenses the Company to use and display the Client’s name, figure, logo
etc. as a reference on the Company’s website, other marketing materials or types of media whilst they are a
Client of the Company and for 18 months after the Contract terminates. The Client agrees to send the Company
its most recent logo or figure as and when it is amended from time to time.
12. CONFIDENTIALITY AND PERSONAL DATA
12.1. A party (Receiving Party) shall keep in strict confidence all technical or commercial know-how,
specifications, inventions, processes or initiatives which are of a confidential nature and have been disclosed to
the Receiving Party by the other party (Disclosing Party), its employees, agents or subcontractors, and any
other confidential information concerning the Disclosing Party’s business or its products or its services which
the Receiving Party may obtain. The Receiving Party shall restrict disclosure of such confidential information to
such of its employees, agents or subcontractors as need to know it for the purpose of discharging the Receiving
Party’s obligations under the Contract, and shall ensure that such employees, agents or subcontractors are
subject to obligations of confidentiality corresponding to those which bind the Receiving Party. This clause shall
survive termination of the Contract.
12.2. During the term of the Contract and for a period ending 5 years from the date of its conclusion, the
Company shall take the same care as the Company uses with its own confidential information, to avoid, without
the Client’s consent, the disclosure to any third party (except a subcontractor working on the Services who is
subject to similar undertakings of confidentiality) of any of the Client’s business or operational information which
the Client has designated as confidential.
12.3. The obligation in Clause 12.2 shall not apply to any information which is or becomes publicly available
otherwise than through a breach of this agreement, is already or rightly comes into the Company’s possession
without an accompanying obligation of confidence, is independently developed by the Company, or which the
Company is required to disclose by law.
12.4. During the term of the Contract and for a period ending 5 years from termination thereof, the Client will
not disclose to any persons within its organisation that do not have a need to know, or to any third party, any
information and non-Client materials provided by the Company concerning the method or approach the
Company uses in providing the Services.
12.5. Each party agrees to comply with its respective obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998.
12.6. The Client shall be obliged to indemnify the Company for any loss, including costs incidental to legal
proceedings, suffered by the Company as a result of the processing of personal data which the Client has
contributed being in contravention of the Data Protection Act 1998 or marketing law. The parties shall be obliged
to notify the other party without undue delay of any claims raised against a party as described in the present
13. TERM, TERMINATION AND ASSIGNMENT
13.1. The Contract shall renew automatically for a further term of one year at the end of each year unless and
until either party notifies the other of its wish to terminate the Contract at the expiry of the current year by giving
the other party at least 30 days’ written notice to expire at the end of that Contract term.
13.2. Without limiting its other rights or remedies, each party may terminate the Contract with immediate effect
by giving written notice to the other party if the other party:
a) commits a material breach of the Contract and (if such breach is remediable) fails to remedy that
breach within 30 days of that party being notified in writing of the breach; or
b) becomes or is insolvent or is unable to pay its debts (within the meaning of the Insolvency Act
1986) or (except for the purposes of a genuine amalgamation or reconstruction) a petition is presented or
meeting convened or resolution passed for winding up the defaulting party or the defaulting party enters into
liquidation whether compulsorily or voluntarily or compounds with its creditors generally or has a receiver,
administrator, or administrative receiver appointed over all or any part of its assets or the defaulting party ceases
to carry on all or a substantial part of its business.
13.3. The Company shall, in addition to all other rights and remedies under these Terms be entitled to
terminate this Contract without notice in the event that any of its charges for the Services are not paid in
accordance with these Terms.
13.4. Upon termination, for whatever reason, the parties shall be obliged to return all materials received from
the other pursuant to the Contract without undue delay. If the Client fails to do so, the Company shall be entitled
to invoice the Client in line with its then current terms and conditions for subsequent Services without such
invoicing amounting to a waiver of the Company’s right to terminate the Contract.
13.5. The Client shall not be permitted to assign or transfer all or any part of its rights or obligations under the
Contract and these Terms without the prior written consent of the Company.
13.6. The Company shall be entitled to assign or subcontract any of its rights or obligations under the Contract
and these Terms and the Client acknowledges that certain elements of the Services will be provided by third
14. FORCE MAJEURE
14.1. Neither party shall be held liable for a Force Majeure Event.
14.2. If a party believes that a Force Majeure Event has occurred, such party shall immediately inform the
other party of the start and end of the Force Majeure Event.
14.3. Notwithstanding the other provisions of the present Terms, each party shall be entitled to terminate the
Contract without liability to the other by written notice to the other party in the event that the performance of the
Contract is impeded for more than 6 months due to a Force Majeure Event.
15.1. The Company reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services with
or without notice to the Client and the Company shall not be liable to the Client or any third party for any
modification to or discontinuance of these Services save for the return of any prepaid sums in connection with
the provision of the Services which are subsequently not provided.
15.2. The Company shall be free to provide its Services to third parties whether during or following the
provision of the Services to the Client.
15.3. During the term of the Contract and for a period of 12 months thereafter, the Client agrees not to employ
or engage or offer to employ or engage anyone designated by the Company to work on the Services.
15.4. The failure of either party to enforce or to exercise at any time or for any period of time any right pursuant
to these Terms does not constitute, and shall not be construed as, a waiver of such terms or rights and shall in
no way affect that party’s right later to enforce or to exercise it.
15.5. If any term of these Terms is found illegal, invalid or unenforceable under any applicable law, such term
shall, insofar as it is severable from the remaining Terms, be deemed omitted from these Terms and shall in no
way affect the legality, validity or enforceability of the remaining Terms which shall continue in full force and
effect and be binding on the parties to the Contract.
15.6.Any valid alteration to or variation of these Terms must be in writing signed on behalf of each of the parties
by duly authorised officers.
15.7.A person who is not a party to the Contract shall not have any rights under or in connection with it.
15.8.All notices must be in writing to Data Consulting Services Limited, 3A Manor Farm Business Park, Grants
Hill Way, Woodford Halse, Northhants, NN11 1UB, or such address as is advised by the Company.
16. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
The parties acknowledge and agree that the Contract supersedes any prior agreement, understanding or
arrangement between the parties, whether made orally or in writing and constitute the entire agreement between
the Company and the Client relating to these Services. Therefore, except as expressly provided, all other
conditions and warranties (implied, statutory or otherwise) are hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted
17. LAW AND JURISDICTION
17.1. The Company and the Client shall be obliged to attempt to settle any disputes arising between them
including disputes relating to the existence or validity of the Contract through negotiation provided always that
either party shall be entitled at all times to exercise any of its other remedies including through taking legal
17.2. The Contract shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the parties hereby
agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.