So that we can be completely clear, here are some words we use which have specific meanings:
How to apply: In order to access and use The Service, an Appcrual account must first be created. You can apply for an Appcrual account to be created by submitting your details on our "sign up" page.
Formation of a contract: If we accept an application for the creation of an Appcrual account, we will confirm this by email and at that point a legally binding contract will be created between the Account Holder and us. If you apply for an Appcrual account to be created, you must therefore ensure that you are authorised to enter into this contract for and on behalf of the Account Holder. The contract will be concluded in the English language and the provisions of these Terms of Service shall govern our agreement with the Account Holder and you.
Errors in information you gave us: If you made any mistakes in the details you gave to us when applying for an Appcrual account, these errors can be corrected by accessing The Service and using the "edit" function on the "Company Details" or "Users" pages.
Refusal to create an account: We reserve the right, at our discretion, not to accept an application to create an Appcrual account. This may be due to technical constraints, because you or your business has been banned by us from using The Service or for any other reason. No charge will be made by us for declined applications.
How to access the account: You will not be able to access and use The Service without a username and password for an Appcrual account. There are two ways you can obtain these:
Your rights: If the business you represent (or which you are advising) is an Account Holder and you are authorised by it to use The Service, we grant you a non-transferable, non-exclusive licence to use The Service in accordance with these Terms of Service.
Conditions: The above licence is strictly subject to compliance with these Terms of Service by you (and by the Account Holder whose Appcrual account you are accessing and by all other users of that Appcrual account.)
You must not:
Security: The Account Holder is ultimately responsible for administering and safeguarding any passwords created to control access to its Appcrual account: please keep any password issued to you secure.
Subscription fee amount: A subscription fee for use of The Service is payable monthly in advance by the Account Holder. The subscription rates are posted on our website and we may vary these from time to time: please see our Pricing Page for the rates in force for the current month. Prices on our website are quoted in UK pounds Sterling and exclude VAT, which is also payable. If you change your subscription package in the future, the change in the subscription payment amount will take effect at the next billing cycle.
Free trials and beta trials: No charge for use of The Service will be made during any ‘free trial' period or any ‘beta trial' period. The Account Holder is not however entitled to benefit from more than one ‘free trial' - if we discover that more than one ‘free trial' has been requested, the Account Holder will become liable for payment of the subscription fee for all use of The Service made after the first ‘free trial' period.
Automatic renewal: Once any ‘free trial' or ‘beta trial' period is over, we will automatically renew the Account Holder's subscription and bill them every month using the credit or debit card details provided to us, until the Appcrual account is closed.
Non-payment: We shall be under no obligation to provide The Service if the subscription fee (plus VAT) is not paid to us on time. The Account Holder must ensure that we have complete and accurate billing and contact information throughout the subscription period, including the full name of the Account Holder, its business address, and a billing contact email address. If subscription fees become overdue, because for example the Account Holder's credit card has expired, we reserve the right to suspend your access to The Service until the balance is paid and we may close the Account Holder's Appcrual account permanently.
Fees for multiple accounts: If you would like to use The Service to manage more than one business, you will need to sign up for multiple accounts and pay the subscription fee charged by us for each additional Appcrual account.
Our VAT number is: 150 6058 35
Rights in your data: The Account Holder has sole responsibility for the accuracy and reliability of your Data. The Account Holder retains ownership of any copyright, trade marks, database rights and any other intellectual property rights it has in your Data (such as rights in its logo, for example.) Intellectual property rights in your Data will not be transferred to us. We reserve the right to disclose your Data to law enforcement officials in the investigation of fraud or other alleged unlawful activities but otherwise we will only use your Data to provide The Service.
Rights in our software and our website: All copyright, database rights, trade marks and other intellectual property rights in The Service (including any such rights in our website) are either owned by or licensed to us and nothing in these Terms of Service shall transfer any ownership rights to you or to the Account Holder.
Third party features: All copyright, database rights, trade marks and other intellectual property rights in any external data sources or embedded third party services used in Appcrual are the intellectual property of the relevant third party provider.
Cancellation by you: You can close the Account Holder's Appcrual account at any time by accessing The Service and using the "cancel my account" option on the "Billing" page. No further subscription fees will be billed and no refund will be made of any subscription fees already billed and paid.
Suspension and closure by us: If you (or any other user of the Account Holder's Appcrual account) fails to abide by these Terms of Service, or if payment of the subscription fees is not paid on time, we reserve the right to suspend your access to The Service or permanently cancel the Account Holder's Appcrual account. If we withdraw access to The Service because these Terms of Service have been breached, no refund will be payable by us. We also reserve the right to close any Appcrual account (including during any ‘free trial' or ‘beta trial' period) for any reason, by giving one month's notice.
IMPORTANT: This section restricts the extent to which we are liable for any losses which may be suffered in connection with your use of The Service. It also requires the Account Holder to compensate us for any loss we suffer as a result of your failure to comply with these Terms of Service.
No guarantees: We make no guarantee that The Service will be suitable for your intended use, neither do we guarantee that it will be error-free, timely, reliable, entirely secure, virus-free or available, especially since we are dependent on the reliability of the Internet and your use of your own computer to access The Service. We will try to keep disruptions to a minimum but we may suspend The Service from time to time to carry out maintenance and support work and to investigate unauthorised use. The Service is not a substitute for a professional accountant and any information presented does not constitute accounting advice.
Exclusion of our liability: You use The Service entirely at your own risk. We do not restrict our liability (if any) for personal injury or death resulting from our negligence, for fraud committed by us or for any matter which it would be illegal to limit or to attempt to restrict. We exclude all other liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage arising in connection with The Service (even if we have been advised of their possibility.)
Limitation of our liability: Where we are not legally entitled to exclude our liability, our total liability for any loss or damage relating to The Service (or to our website generally) shall not exceed an amount equal to the subscription fees which the Account Holder has paid to us in the previous month.
Liability to us: If you access The Service using a password created to control access to the Account Holder's Appcrual account, then the Account Holder shall be held liable for any reasonable costs and expenses incurred by us as a result of breach of these Terms of Service by you. Otherwise, you shall be personally be held liable for any reasonable costs and expenses incurred by us as a result of breach of these Terms of Service by you.
Third party features: In order to use certain optional features of Appcrual which relies on external data sources or embedded third party services you will be require to accept the terms and conditions of the relevant third party provider. These will be notified to you within The Service at the point of first use of the relevant feature and thereafter where those terms are subsequently updated from time to time.
By agreeing to these terms and conditions you agree, if you use the relevant features, to be bound by the terms and conditions listed above (and as subsequently amended from time to time) and any other third party terms subsequently accepted by you while using The Service ("third party terms"). Any breach by you of the third party terms shall, without limiting any other remedy available to the third party provider, be deemed to be a breach of these Terms of Service.
Changes to this contract: We reserve the right to change these Terms of Service from time to time and therefore we may impose new or different terms and conditions on your use of The Service. These additional terms will be posted here on our website and will be effective from the Account Holder's next monthly subscription. Therefore you should regularly review this page to check for changes to these Terms of Service. Your continued use of The Service will be deemed to constitute acceptance by the Account Holder of all of the new terms. These Terms of Service may not otherwise be changed without our written consent.
Transfer of rights & obligations: We shall be entitled to transfer our rights and/or obligations under these Terms of Service to another party. Neither you nor the Account Holder may transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms of Service without our written consent.
Waiver and severability: If either you or we ignore any breach of these Terms of Service, it doesn't mean that any further breach cannot be enforced. Similarly, if any part of these Terms turn out to be invalid or unenforceable for some reason, then it will be replaced with a provision which, as far as possible, achieves the same purpose as the original, and the remainder of the agreement will still be binding.
Resolving disputes: These Terms of Service shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law. If any party wants to take court proceedings in relation to The Service, it must do so in England. You are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of the country from which you use or otherwise access The Service.