Terms and Conditions

1. THE PARTIES AND DEFINITIONS
This Agreement is made between you, hereinafter the “Purchaser”, “Data Controller” or “you”, “your” and Platform Connections, hereinafter the “Supplier”, “Processor” or “us”, “we”, “our” and “The Parties”. Where, Supplier is a professional organization engaged in the provision of the Platform Connections services, “the services” and Purchaser wishes to use the solution and services provided by Platform Connections.

1.1 DEFINITIONS
“GDPR” means Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the General Data Protection Regulation, together with any additional implementing legislation, rules or regulations that are issued by applicable supervisory authorities.
“Personal Data” has the meaning given to it in Article 4(1) of the GDPR: “any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person,” but only to the extent such personal data pertains to residents of the European Economic Area (EEA) or are otherwise subject to the GDPR.
“Personal Data Breach” has the meaning given to it in Article 4(12) of the GDPR: “[any] breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed.”
“Processing” has the meaning given to it in Article 4(2) of the GDPR: “any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.”
“Sub-processor” means any processor as defined in Article 4(8) of the GDPR: “[any] natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data” on behalf of the Processor (including any affiliate of the Processor).
“Transfer” means to disclose or otherwise make Personal Data available to a third party (including to any affiliate or Sub-processor), either by physical movement of the Personal Data to such third party or by enabling access to the Personal Data by other means.
“Intellectual Property Rights” or “IPR’s” means any confidential information, trade mark, trade name, copyright, operational behaviour, know-how, patents, rights in inventions, design rights, database rights, collated data, software, API’s, DLL’s, scripts, object code, bespoke and custom modifications, trade secrets, domain names and any other propriety right in each case whether registered or not and as may be exercised in any part of the world.

2. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
2.1 TITLE AND PATENT RIGHTS
2.1.1 Supplier grants to Purchaser a non exclusive right and license to use the website provided for the purpose of managing online marketplaces. The supplier warrants that it has the right to grant such license.
2.2 COPYRIGHT
2.2.1 Supplier agrees and warrants that all software, documentation and other items produced or delivered pursuant to this Agreement are the product of Suppliers original effort.
2.3 OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
2.3.1 Supplier retains all IPR’s in and to Platform Connections.
2.4 NON-DISCLOSURE
2.4.1 Purchaser agrees not to disclose Suppliers confidential information including the operational behaviour of Platform Connections. Purchaser will maintain such information in confidence. Purchaser will only disclose such confidential information to its regular, full time employees who have a need to know such information to perform services for Purchaser and who are obligated to maintain the confidentiality of such information and to limit its use as required by this Agreement.
2.4.2. The Parties agree that any materials or information provided from one to the other to perform integration or support activities will be held secure and in strict confidence and will not be disclosed to any other person, firm or corporation, or used for any purpose other than those associated with carrying out support and integration duties.
2.4.3. Such obligations of confidentiality and non-use shall not apply to any information known to Supplier or Purchaser prior to entry into this Agreement, or information which becomes generally known publicly without a breach of this Agreement, or is required to be disclosed by any Court or other competent authority.
2.4.4. Subject to the rules of the marketplace the Supplier may make use of anonymised aggregated data retrieved from the marketplace for the purposes of marketing the services, enhancing and improving the services, or in providing third parties with general non product specific data analysis related to online sales trends.

3. SUPPORT
3.1 TECHNICAL
3.1.1 On continued and regular payment of fees, Purchaser will have access to Technical Support from the Supplier. Such support is provided in the first instance by email – support@platformconnections.com. Technical support does not include support related to the integration of Platform Connections with third party software and systems.
3.2 SUPPORT HOURS
3.2.1 Support is provided during normal UK office hours 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Bank Holidays are excluded. We endeavour to acknowledge your query within 1 working day of receipt and to respond with either a resolution or planned resolution within 2 working days should one be required.
3.3 ADDITIONAL CHARGES
3.3.1 From time to time the Purchaser may require support, assistance or training over and above that which would be described as normal or typical. In such cases the Supplier shall discuss such requirements with Purchaser and enter into good faith negotiations to arrive at a suitable fee for such additional services.
3.4.2 Similarly the Supplier may charge fees for integration activities if requested, such integration activities and arrangements will be agreed by The Parties in advance and payable by the Purchaser in advance.

4 WARRANTS
4.1 The Supplier warrants that it has sole rights in the granting of this license.
4.2. The Supplier warrants that all services and support is carried out in a professional and diligent manner.
4.3. That in relation to Intellectual Property Rights, copyright and trademarks, the Supplier indemnifies and holds harmless the Purchaser from any third party claims against the Supplier.

5 DURATION AND TERMINATION
5.1 You may cancel this agreement at any time, subject to a minimum of one month’s notice. This can been done by contacting our support team by email, a verbal notification of termination will not constitute notice of termination.
5.2 The expiration of this Agreement will not relieve Supplier or Purchaser of their obligations herein related to confidentiality, outstanding fees, liabilities and IPRs.
5.3 It is understood and agreed that this Agreement may be terminated immediately at any time on written notice by either party due to either the Supplier or Purchaser deemed unable to pay its debts within the meaning of Section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986 or where they call a meeting or have granted a petition to wind up (save for a solvent reconstruction) or appoint an administrator or have an administrative receiver appointed. Purchaser shall remain obligated to pay for any outstanding contracted fees, and for partially or completed services, performed by Supplier prior to termination.
5.4 Should an event out with the reasonable control or influence of the Supplier arise which interrupts the service provided by the Supplier for more than 2 weeks then the Purchaser will have the right to terminate the agreement. Such events being limited to severe weather, civil disobedience or fire.
5.5 Supplier has the right to terminate and suspend immediately all services supplied under this agreement should the collection of a payment not be successful within 7 days of the first attempt. And may suspend services if any invoices are unpaid beyond their due date or where a material breach of this Agreement has arisen.
5.6 Supplier reserves the right to terminate the services should the use of the service or the use of any supplied software or interfaces be deemed to be inappropriate, out with the anticipated use, consistently incorrect or at a level deemed by the supplier, at its sole discretion, to be too low to be an economic business relationship.
5.7 Upon cancellation of subscription of package(s) all items will be delisted from your account.

6 LIABILITY
6.1 The Supplier is not liable for any consequential losses arising from the use of our solution by the Purchaser. Where such consequential losses include but are not limited to a loss of business, profitability, goodwill, data or time. Such exclusions also include the termination or alteration of agreements between third parties and the Purchaser.
6.2 The Supplier’s liability is limited to the fees paid by the Purchaser to the Supplier.
6.3 Purchaser accepts that they are responsible for meeting all obligations placed on them by the marketplaces that they enter into agreements with; and that they will abide by the rules placed upon them by such organisations.
6.4 Purchaser accepts that the Purchaser is responsible for their own actions when listing items and accepts full and sole responsibility for the items that it lists. Specifically Supplier is not liable for the Purchaser listing items which breach any local laws or customs in which the item is made available, promoted or sold.

7 GDPR CONTROLLER / PROCESSOR AGREEMENT
7.1 The Supplier, also the Processor, takes its responsibilities under GDPR seriously. And recognises the Purchaser is the Data Controller for the Personal Data that it processes as part of the service provided by us.
7.2 In accordance with GDPR Article 28(1), Processor represents that it has implemented appropriate technical and organisational measures in such a manner that its Processing of Personal Data will meet the requirements of the GDPR and ensure the protection of the rights of the data subjects.
7.3 In accordance with GDPR Article 28(2), the Processor shall not engage any Sub-processor without prior specific or general written authorisation of Purchaser.
7.4 In the case of general written authorisation, the Processor shall inform Purchaser of any intended changes concerning the addition or replacement of other Sub Processors and give Purchaser the opportunity to object to such changes.
7.5 The Processor shall also comply with the requirements for sub-processing as set forth in Article 28(4), namely that the data protection obligations set forth herein (and as may otherwise be agreed by the Processor in the Agreements) shall be imposed upon the Sub-processor, so that the Processor’s contract with the Sub-processor contains sufficient guarantees that the Processing will meet the requirements of the GDPR.
7.6 In accordance with GDPR Article 28(3):
(a) The Processor shall only process the Personal Data;
1. as needed to provide the Services;
2. in accordance with the specific instructions that it has received from Purchaser, including with any Transfers;
and
3. as needed to comply with law.
(b) Processor shall ensure that persons authorised to process the Personal Data have committed themselves to confidentiality or are under an appropriate statutory obligation of confidentiality;
7.7 As required by GDPR Article 32, Processor shall implement technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk, including:
1. the pseudonymisation and/or encryption of Personal Data;
2. the ability to ensure the ongoing confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of systems and services;
3. the ability to restore access to Personal Data in a timely manner in the event of a physical or technical incident;
4. a process for testing, assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of technical and organisational measures.
7.8 In assessing the appropriate level of security, account shall be taken in particular of the risks that are presented by processing, in particular from accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to Personal Data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed.
7.9 The Processor shall take steps to ensure that any natural person acting under the authority of the Processor who has access to Personal Data does not process them except on instructions from Purchaser, unless he or she is required to do so by EEA Member State law.
7.10 Taking into account the nature of the processing, Processor shall reasonably assist Purchaser by appropriate technical and organisational measures, insofar as this is possible, for the fulfillment of Purchaser’s obligation to respond to requests for exercising the data subject’s rights;
7.11 Taking into account the nature of processing and the information available to the Processor, Processor shall comply with (and shall reasonably assist Purchaser to comply with) the obligations regarding Personal Data Breaches (as set forth in GDPR Articles 33 and 34), data protection impact assessments (as set forth in GDPR Article 35), and prior consultation (as set forth in GDPR Article 36);
7.12 At Purchaser’s discretion, the Processor shall delete or return all the Personal Data to Purchaser after the end of the provision of services relating to Processing, and delete existing copies unless applicable EEA member state law requires storage of the Personal Data;
7.13 The Processor shall provide Purchaser with all information necessary to demonstrate compliance with the obligations laid down in the GDPR, and allow for and contribute to audits, including inspections, conducted by Purchaser or another auditor mandated by Purchaser; and
7.14 The Processor shall immediately inform Purchaser if, in its opinion, an instruction infringes the GDPR, other Union, or Member State data protection provisions.
7.15 The Processor shall not Transfer any Personal Data (and shall not permit its Sub Processors to Transfer any Personal Data) without the prior consent of Purchaser. The Processor understands that Purchaser must approve and document that adequate protection for the Personal Data will exist after the Transfer, using contracts that provide sufficient guarantees (such as standard contractual clauses) unless another legal basis for the Transfer exists.
7.16 The Processor will promptly and thoroughly investigate all allegations of unauthorised access to, use or disclosure of the Personal Data. Processor will notify Purchaser without undue delay in the event of any Personal Data Breach.
7.17 The Processor shall maintain all records required by Article 30(2) of the GDPR, and (to the extent they are applicable to Processor’s activities for Purchaser) Processor shall make them available to Purchaser upon request.

8 GENERAL PROVISIONS
8.1 The Agreement and these Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales, with each party being responsible for bearing its own expenses in relation to this agreement.
8.2 Unless any alternative dispute resolution procedure is agreed between the parties, the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales in respect of any dispute which arises out of or under this Agreement.
8.2 It is agreed between The Parties that this Agreement contains all express or implied agreements of The Parties and that there are no other agreements or understandings either oral or written. Each party acknowledges that:
(a) upon entering into this Agreement, it does not rely, nor has it relied upon any representation (whether negligent or innocent), statement or warranty made or agreed to by any person (whether a party to this Agreement or not), except those expressly set out in this Agreement;
(b) the only remedy available in respect of any misrepresentation or untrue statement made to it will be a claim for damages for breach of contract under this Agreement; and (c) this clause will not apply to any statement, representation, warranty made fraudulently, or to any provision of this Agreement which was induced by fraud for which the remedies available will be those available under UK law.
8.3 This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of The Parties, their assigns and their successors. Permitted successors and assigns shall include, without limitation, any partnership or other entity continuing all or any substantial part of the business of either party that is controlled by or under common control with any one or more of the partners of either party.
8.4 Unless expressly provided in this Agreement, no terms of this Agreement is enforceable by any person who is not a party to it.
8.5 Supplier agrees that, in performing their obligations under this Agreement, it will comply with the Data Protection Acts 1984 and 1998 and any other applicable data protection laws.
8.6 Both parties accept that they are independent entities and no partnership or agency relationship exists between them.
8.7 If any provision of this Agreement shall be found by any Court or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of such provisions not affected by such invalidity or enforceability shall remain in full force and effect. The Parties hereby agree to attempt to substitute for any invalid or unenforceable provision a valid or enforceable provision which achieves to the greatest extent possible the economic, legal and commercial objectives of the invalid or unenforceable provisions.

9 NOTICES
9.1 All notices under this agreement are deemed delivered two working days following first class postage or next working day if delivered by fax or email transmission.
9.2 You may contact Platform Connections at support@platformconnections.com.