Terms & Conditions

DEFINITIONS

1.1 Perpetuum: Perpetuum Training Limited incorporated under the Companies Act 2006. Also known/referred to as ‘the Company’ within this document.

1.2 Business Day(s): Business Day shall mean any day other than a Saturday or Sunday or a holiday declared by the Government on which Banks are open for normal banking business in England and Wales.

1.3 Client: The person, delegate, firm or company, to whom or which the Proposal to which these terms and conditions are attached is addressed.

1.4 Group Bookings: Group bookings shall mean bookings made by a Client for three (3) or more persons.

1.5 Contract: The Contract between Perpetuum and the Client will be / is completed by acceptance by the Client of the Proposal and these terms and conditions.

1.6 Contract Price: Contract Price shall mean those charges as laid out at the time of booking on the Perpetuum website or those agreed in writing.

1.7 Parties/Party: Parties shall mean both Perpetuum and the Client, and Party shall mean either Perpetuum or the Client.

1.8 Proposal: The written document setting out the details of the Training Course to be delivered by Perpetuum for the Client together with any supporting schedules.

1.9 Services: The work to be performed by Perpetuum in accordance with the Proposal.

1.10 Background Intellectual Property: Intellectual Property, proprietary information or confidential know-how relevant to the Services which is in the possession of a Party prior to the commencement of the Services or generated after commencement of the Services but independently of them.

1.11 Intellectual Property: Intellectual property shall include but not be limited to Patents, registered and unregistered trademarks, copyright material including; Perpetuum branded courseware (PPTs, hand-outs, exercises etc.) computer software, technical know-how and other information arising out of the Services.

1.12 Force Majeure: An occurrence beyond the control of a Party including but not limited to an Act of God, decree of Government, fire, flood, explosion, sabotage, riot, rebellion, war, civil war, armed conflict, terrorism, nuclear, chemical or biological contamination, disease, quarantine, official strike or similar official industrial action or dispute, which directly causes a Party to be unable to comply with all or a material part of its obligations under the Contract.

1.13 Private Course: Private Course shall mean a course run entirely for the Client’s participants at a venue agreed in writing between Perpetuum and the Client.

1.14 Public Course: Public Course shall mean a course open to individual Clients run at a venue of the Company’s choosing.

2. ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER

2.1 These terms and conditions together with the Proposal constitute an offer, and if duly accepted by the Client shall constitute a Contract between Perpetuum and the Client whereby Perpetuum is to carry out the Services specified for the price stated or calculated in accordance with the Proposal. No other terms and conditions shall be accepted unless agreed in writing.

2.2 No representation whatsoever whether oral or written made prior to the date of the Contract shall be deemed to be incorporated into the Contract or to have any binding effect on Perpetuum.

2.3 In such cases where a Proposal is made directly to a Client in writing, the Proposal shall remain valid for a period of thirty (30) Business Days from the date on which it is posted unless, prior to acceptance, the Client has been specifically notified in writing that the Proposal has been withdrawn. Where such notification of withdrawal is given in writing it shall be effective from the date of posting.

3. PROVISION, BOOKING AND RESCHEDULING OF TRAINING COURSES

3.1 The Company shall provide Services generally in accordance with these terms and conditions in respect of the payment of fees.

3.2 The Client shall request a Training Course by completing the booking form either online or in writing and accepting the Terms and Conditions which must be received five (5) Business Days in advance of the commencement of the appropriate Training Course.

3.3 The Company may from time to time and by exception accept bookings in advance of five (5) business days before the commencement of a Training Course, but reserves the right to refuse attendance if the timeframe in question is deemed too short for the Client to be able to conduct the mandated pre-course work required for the requested course.

3.4 The Company shall not be responsible for the Client failing to conduct the mandated pre-course work prior to attendance and the commencement of the course.

3.5 No booking will be deemed accepted by the Company, unless and until confirmed in writing by the representative of the Company. By confirming the booking the Client is accepting the Company’s terms and conditions.

3.6 The Client may substitute themselves on a course at no extra charge. The Client is responsible for ensuring that the substitute has met all the pre-course requirements and that all documentation pertaining to the course has been passed on at least five (5) Business Days prior to the commencement of the course.

3.7 The Client may reschedule to another scheduled course offered by the Company. If the Client reschedules their course twenty (20) Business Days in advance of the commencement of their course they may be subject to a one hundred and fifty pounds (£150) administration charge. Subject to availability of courses and spaces the rescheduled course must take place within forty (40) Business Days of the original course commencement date. If the client requests to reschedule less than six (6) Business Days (not including the day of notification or start date of the course) in advance of the commencement of their course this will be deemed as a cancellation Clause 7.2.

3.8 The Client is responsible for carrying out all pre-course work as required by the course and acknowledges that they have met the pre-course certification requirements to make them eligible to attend the course.

3.9 The Company reserves the right to refuse or restrict anyone from attending its Training Courses.

3.10 Telephone conversations may be recorded for monitoring and training purposes.

4. INTERPRETATION

4.1 If there shall be any apparent inconsistency between these terms and conditions and the Proposal, the Proposal shall prevail.

5. CONFIDENTIALITY

5.1 All Information which a Party (“the Receiving Party”) receives from the other Party (“the Disclosing Party”) which the Disclosing Party specifically designates in writing to be confidential prior to disclosure, whether in tangible or visible form or whether communicated orally, shall be treated by the Receiving Party as confidential and the property of the Disclosing Party, and such confidential information shall not be used by the Receiving Party for any purpose other than the performance of the Contract without the written consent of the Disclosing Party.

5.2 This obligation of confidentiality shall not apply to any information:

(i) in the public domain at the time it was disclosed or which thereafter enters the public domain without breach of the terms of the Contract,

(ii) already known by the Receiving Party at the time of disclosure by the Disclosing Party,

(ii) which becomes known from a source other than the Disclosing Party without breach of the terms of the Contract,

(iv) independently developed by an employee of the Receiving Party to whom no disclosure of any such disclosed information has been made,

(v) which is required to be disclosed by Court Order but only to the extent required by the Order on condition that the Disclosing Party is informed promptly of the Court Order.

5.3 The obligations of confidentiality contained in this clause shall expire five (5) years after the date of completion of the Services or earlier termination of the Contract.

6. COURSE PERSONNEL

6.1 Where any teaching staff or guest speakers are specified in the Proposal, Perpetuum reserves the right to substitute these with suitable alternatives if circumstances so demand.

7. TERMINATION AND SUSPENSION OF CONTRACT

7.1 Perpetuum shall have the right to terminate or suspend the Contract and, in such unlikely event, shall promptly notify the Client accordingly. Unless it can be agreed that the Services can be rescheduled, any advance payment already made to Perpetuum shall be refunded to the Client in full.

7.2 In the event that the Client, by giving notice, terminates the Services less than twenty (20) Business Days (not including the day of notification or start date of course) in advance of the agreed delivery date then the Client shall be liable to Perpetuum for 25% of the contract price. In the event that the Client, by giving notice, terminates the Services less than six (6) Business Days (not including the day of notification or start date of course) in advance of the agreed delivery date then the Client shall be liable to Perpetuum for the full contract price.

Date of Cancellation Cancellation Fee Reschedule Fee
20 – 7 25% £150
6 – 0 100% 100%

7.3 In the event that the Client fails to attend the course this will be deemed a cancellation and no refund will be given.

7.4 Either Party may without prejudice to any other rights and remedies in respect of any breach or non-observance of any of the covenants or obligations herein contained by notice in writing to the other Party terminate the Contract forthwith if:

(i) the other Party shall commit any breach of any of the terms (including without limitation terms concerning the time for payment of the Contract Price) of this or any other contract between them and on its part to be observed or performed PROVIDED if such breach is remediable that notice thereof has previously been given and the same has not been remedied within seven (7) days thereafter;

(ii) if the other Party shall present a petition or have a petition presented by a creditor for its winding-up or shall convene a meeting to pass a resolution for voluntary winding-up or shall enter into any liquidation (other than for the purposes of a bona fide reconstructions or amalgamation) or shall call a meeting of its creditors to seek the protection of the court from action by its creditors or any insolvency process or shall have a receiver or any administrative receiver of all or any of its undertakings or assets or an administrator appointed, or shall be deemed by the applicable statutory provisions to be unable to pay its debts or shall suffer any process equivalent or analogous to any of the aforesaid under any jurisdiction;

(iii) if the other Party, being an individual shall die, or present or have presented against him a petition for a bankruptcy order, or if an effective interim order shall be obtained in respect of him or a voluntary arrangement in respect of him is approved;

(iv) if the other Party permits any judgement against it to remain unsatisfied for fourteen (14) days.

8. FORCE MAJEURE

8.1 Except for payment of money due, neither Party shall be liable for failure to perform its obligations under the Contract, nor give rise to any claim for compensation or damage nor be deemed to be in breach of the Contract, if such failure arises from an occurrence or circumstances reasonably beyond the control of that Party (Force Majeure).

8.2 If either Party is affected by Force Majeure that Party shall give written notice without delay to the other Party of the nature and extent of the circumstances and the date and anticipated duration of the suspension.

8.3 If such Force Majeure causes a delay of sixty (60) days or more, and that such delay may reasonably be anticipated to continue, then either Party may terminate the Contract in accordance with the provisions of Clause 7 above.

8.4 The Party serving notice pursuant to Clause 8.2 shall notify the other in writing as soon as the performance of its obligations is no longer affected by Force Majeure and the Parties shall resume the performance of their respective obligations each to the other with effect from the date so notified

9. PAYMENT

9.1 Unless otherwise agreed in writing, individual Client payments for the provision of the Training Course or Training Courses will be made in full at the time of booking at a rate according to the Company’s Standard Charges.

9.2 Unless otherwise stated in the Proposal, Perpetuum shall submit an invoice to Corporate clients upon completion of the Services and payment shall be due within thirty (30) days from the date of invoice.

9.3 In the event of late payment any sum unpaid shall bear interest at the rate of four percent (5%) per month above HSBC plc base lending rate for the time being in force until payment is made in full (both before and after any relevant judgement). Without prejudice to any other rights of Perpetuum if the Client shall fail to make payment in full accordance with this Clause then Perpetuum shall be entitled to suspend all or any other work to be undertaken under this or any other contract with the Client; and in such event the Client shall not in any respect be released from its obligations to Perpetuum under this or any other contract. Alternatively, instead of suspension Perpetuum shall be entitled to terminate the Contract or any other contract with the Client in accordance with Clause 7 and to claim damages from the Client for breach.

9.4 Clients wishing to make payment from bank accounts held outside of the UK must be responsible for all bank charges in relation to the overseas transaction, this includes charges levied by the client’s bank and levied by the bank of Perpetuum Training Ltd, in accepting this specific transaction.

9.5 Unless otherwise stated all prices quoted to the Client exclude VAT and are subject to interest at the rate of 2% over HSBC then current base rate from the date of invoice.

9.6 Prices are correct at time of going to print but may be subject to change.

9.7 The Company shall be entitled to invoice the Client in respect of the Training Course or Courses requested upon receipt of a Booking Form or at other times agreed with the Client.

10. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND USER RIGHTS

10.1 For the avoidance of doubt nothing in the Contract shall be construed as affecting the ownership of Background Intellectual Property.

10.2 All Intellectual Property arising from performance of the Services shall belong to Perpetuum. The Client undertakes that it will not copy or permit the copying of any course notes or other materials provided by Perpetuum, nor disclose or permit the disclosure or sell, or hire the same to third parties, nor use the same for running the Client’s own courses or workshops.

11. LIABILITY

11.1 Whilst Perpetuum shall use all reasonable endeavours to provide a high standard of teaching and ensure the accuracy of any materials provided in conjunction with the Services, Perpetuum shall not be responsible for any inaccuracies or omissions in the work or materials unless such inaccuracies or omissions are the result of negligence on the part of Perpetuum and its employees.

11.2 Perpetuum hereby expressly excludes all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied (whether by common law, by statute or otherwise) as to any of the matters in Clause 10.1. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, Perpetuum expressly excludes any terms, conditions or warranties which would otherwise be implied by sections 3 to 5 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (as amended), or by any statutory modifications, amendments or re-enactments thereof.

11.3 In the event that Perpetuum terminates or suspends the Contract in accordance with Clause 7.1, Perpetuum accepts no liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss (or losses) incurred by the Client.

11.4 The Parties agree that Perpetuum and its employees shall have no liability whatsoever to the Client for any direct, indirect or consequential losses incurred by the Client or any third party arising from the application, adoption, dissemination (or other such action) of information and materials received during the course or workshop.

11.5 Perpetuum’s total liability in respect of all breaches of the Contract and/or the matters set out in Clause 9 shall in no circumstances exceed the sum of £500,000 in the aggregate.

11.6 Neither Party shall be liable to the other for any death or injury unless it is caused by the negligence of that Party or its representatives, nor shall it be liable to the other for any other loss or damage whatsoever unless it is caused by negligence or that of its representatives.

12. INDEMNITY

12.1 The Client agrees to indemnify and keep indemnified Perpetuum and its employees, servants and agents from and against any and all liabilities, claims, demands, loss, costs, damages or expenses including legal fees resulting from, in connection with, or arising out of any claim asserted against Perpetuum relating to or associated with:
(i) the Client’s use and/or third party use of the any information supplied by Perpetuum; or (ii) use by Perpetuum of any Background Intellectual Property supplied by the Client.

13. RELATIONSHIP OF THE PARTIES

13.1 The relationship of the Parties is exclusively that of independent contractors and nothing contained in the Contract shall be construed as creating any partnership, consortium, joint venture, agency or any other legal relationship.

14. NON-ASSIGNMENT

14.1 Neither Party may assign, transfer or otherwise dispose of the Contract in whole or in part or any interest therein without the prior written consent of the other Party, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed. However, this shall not restrict the right of Perpetuum where it considers it appropriate to employ or appoint sub-contractors to carry out work relating to the Services provided such sub-contractors are bound by a confidentiality obligation equivalent to that contained in Clause 5 herein.

15. PUBLICITY

15.1 The Client agrees that it shall not, without prior written consent of Perpetuum, advertise or publicity utilise the Perpetuum name, logo or any trademark associated therewith, in conjunction with the Services or any results thereof.

16. NOTICE

16.1 Any notice which may be required to be given by either Party under the Contract shall be deemed to have been duly given if left at or sent by recorded delivery post or facsimile transmission (confirming the same by post) if to Perpetuum sent to Perpetuum Training Limited, Castle Chambers, 43 Castle Street, Liverpool, L2 9TL, and if to the Client to the Client’s last known place of business or its registered office or to such other address as the Client shall have previously designated in writing.

17. ENTIRE AGREEMENT

17.1 The Contract represents the entire agreement between Perpetuum and the Client relating to the Services and shall supersede all representations, agreements, statements and understandings made prior to the date of the Contract whether oral or in writing other than those representations, agreements, statements and understandings which have been expressly incorporated into the Contract.

18. VARIATIONS TO CONTRACT

18.1 No variation or modification expressed to be an amendment to the Contract shall have any effect unless made in writing and signed by a duly authorised representative of each Party.

19. HEADINGS AND SEVERABILITY

19.1 The clause headings are for convenience only and shall not affect their interpretation. If any part of the Contract shall be held to be unenforceable to any extent, the remainder of the Contract shall nevertheless remain in full force and effect.

20. NON-WAIVER

20.1 Failure to terminate the Contract following a breach or other failure to comply shall not be deemed to be a waiver of a Party’s defences rights or causes of action arising from such or any future breach or non-compliance. Nor shall failure on the part of either Party at the time or from time to time to enforce or to require the strict adherence and performance of any of the terms and conditions shall affect or impair its right to enforce such terms or conditions in any way.

21. CONTRACTS (RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES) ACT 1999

21.1 For the purposes of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999, it is agreed that nothing in the Contract shall confer or purport to confer on any third party and right to enforce or any benefit of any term in the Contract.

22. SURVIVAL

22.1 The provisions of the following Clauses shall remain binding upon the Parties after the expiry or any termination under the Contract, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 22.

GOVERNING LAW

This Contract shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Law of England and Wales and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England.