Standard Terms and Conditions

Application and Entire Agreement


1. Terms and Conditions
1.1. Unless otherwise stated on the Purchase Order or Contract Agreement these Terms and Conditions apply to the provision of the services detailed in our quotation (Services) by Cyrrus Limited or Cyrrus Projects Limited. The companies are registered in England and Wales under number 06455336 (Cyrrus Limited) and 06828433 (Cyrrus Projects Limited) whose registered offices are at Cyrrus House, Concept Business Park, Thirsk, YO7 3NY (we, our or us) to the person buying the services (you or your).
1.2. You are deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions when you accept our quotation or from the date of our notification of any performance of the Services (whichever happens earlier). These Terms and Conditions and our quotation (the Contract) are the entire agreement between us.
1.3. You acknowledge that you have not relied on any statement, promise or representation made or given by or on our behalf. These Conditions apply to the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms that you try to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by trade, custom, practice or course of dealing.

2. Interpretation
2.2  A “Business Day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or bank holiday in England and Wales.
2.2. The headings in these Terms and Conditions are for convenience only and do not affect their interpretation.
2.3. Words imparting the singular number shall include the plural and vice-versa.

3. Services
3.1. We warrant that we will use reasonable care and skill in our performance of the Services which will comply with our quotation, including any specification in all material respects. We can make any changes to the Services which are necessary to comply with any applicable law or safety requirement, and we will notify you if this is necessary.
3.2. We will use our reasonable endeavours to complete the performance of the Services within the time agreed or as set out in our quotation; however, time shall not be of the essence in the performance of our obligations.
3.3. All of these Terms and Conditions apply to the supply of any goods as well as Services unless we specify otherwise in our written quotation.

4. Your Obligations
4.1. You shall obtain any permissions, consents, licences or otherwise that we need and shall give us with access to any and all relevant information, materials, properties and any other matters which we need to provide the Services. This includes the Customer Dependencies in our quotations.
4.2. If you do not comply with clause 4.1, we can terminate the Services.
4.3. We are not liable for any delay or failure to provide the Services if this is caused by your failure to comply with the provisions of this section (Your obligations 4).

5. Fees
5.1. The fees (Fees) for the Services are set out in our quotation.
5.2. In addition to the Fees, unless stated otherwise in our quotation we can recover from you:
Reasonable incidental expenses including, but not limited to, travelling expenses, hotel costs, subsistence and any associated expenses including administration fees;
The cost of services provided by third parties and required by us for the performance of the Services; and
The cost of any materials required for the provision of the Services.

5.3. You shall pay us for any additional services provided by us that are not specified in our quotation in accordance with our then current, applicable daily rate in effect at the time of performance or such other rate as may be agreed between us. The provisions of clause 5.2 also apply to these additional services.
5.4. The Fees are exclusive of any applicable Value Added Tax (VAT) and other taxes or levies which are imposed or charged by any competent authority.

6. Cancellation and Amendment
6.1. We can withdraw, cancel or amend a quotation if it has not been accepted by you.
6.2. If you want to amend any details of the Services, you shall tell us in writing as soon as possible. We will use reasonable endeavours to make any required changes and additional costs will be included in the Fees and invoiced to you.
6.3. If, due to circumstances beyond our control, including those set out in the clause below (Circumstances beyond a party’s control), we must make any change in the Services or how they are provided, we will notify you immediately. We will use reasonable endeavours to keep any such changes to a minimum.

7. Payment
7.1. We will invoice you for payment of the Fees either:
When we have completed the Services; or
As set out in the Payment section of our quote.

7.2. You shall pay the Fees due within 30 days after the date of our invoice unless otherwise stated in our quotation; or otherwise in accordance with any credit terms agreed between us.
7.3. Time for payment shall be of the essence of the Contract.
7.4. Without limiting any other right or remedy we have for statutory interest, if you do not pay within the period set out above, we will charge you interest at the rate of 4% per annum above the base lending rate of the Bank of England from time to time on the amount outstanding until payment is received in full.
7.5. All payments due under these Terms and Conditions shall be made in full without any deduction or withholding except as required by law and neither you nor we can assert any credit, set-off or counterclaim against the other in order to justify withholding payment of any such amount in whole or in part.
7.6. If you do not pay within the period set out above, we can suspend any further provision of the Services and cancel any future services which have been ordered by, or otherwise arranged with, you.
7.7. Receipts for payment will be issued by us only at your request.
7.8. All payments shall be made in British Pounds Sterling unless stated otherwise in our quotation or agreed in writing between us.

8. Sub-Contracting and Assignment
8.1. We can at any time assign, transfer, charge, subcontract or deal in any other manner with all or any of our rights under these Terms and Conditions and can subcontract or delegate in any manner any or all our obligations to any third party.
8.2. You shall not, without our prior written consent, assign, transfer, charge, subcontract or deal in any other manner with all or any of your rights or obligations under these Terms and Conditions.

9. Termination
9.1. We can terminate the provision of the Services immediately if you:
Commit a material breach of your obligations under these Terms and Conditions; or
fail to make payment of any amount due under the Contract on the due date for payment; or
are or become or, in our reasonable opinion, are about to become, the subject of a bankruptcy order or take advantage of any other statutory provision for the relief of insolvent debtor; or
enter into a voluntary arrangement under Part 1 of the Insolvency Act 1986, or any other scheme or arrangement is made with its creditors; or
convene any meeting of your creditors, enter into voluntary or compulsory liquidation, have a receiver, manager, administrator or administrative receiver appointed in respect of your assets or undertakings or any part of them, any documents are filed with the court for the appointment of an administrator in respect of you, notice of intention to appoint an administrator is given by you or any of your directors or by a qualifying floating charge holder (as defined in para. 14 of Schedule B1 of the Insolvency Act 1986), a resolution is passed or petition presented to any court for your winding up or for the granting of an administration order in respect of you, or any proceedings are commenced relating to your insolvency or possible insolvency.

9.2. We shall be paid for the services provided up to the date of our notification of termination under Clause 9.

10. Intellectual Property
10.1. We reserve all copyright and any other intellectual property rights which may subsist in any goods supplied in connection with the provision of the Services. We reserve the right to take any appropriate action to restrain or prevent the infringement of such intellectual property rights.

10.2. You shall indemnify us against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses (including but not limited to any direct, indirect or consequential losses, loss of profit, loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal costs (calculated on a full indemnity basis) and all other professional costs and expenses) suffered or incurred or paid by us arising out of or in connection with any claim brought against us for actual or alleged infringement of a third party’s Intellectual Property Rights arising out of, or in connection with, the receipt, use or supply of your documents, data or other material.

11. Risk and Title
11.1. ‘Goods’ shall mean any goods (including any or parts of them).  For avoidance of doubt this shall include reports, assessments, and other material in electronic form.
11.2. ‘Company’ shall mean your company and companies that share a holding company or subsidiary relationship.
11.3. You shall be deemed to have accepted the Goods 2 Business Days after delivery to you.
11.4. You shall carry out a thorough inspection of the Goods within 2 Business Days of delivery and shall give written notification to the Seller within 5 Business Days of delivery of the Goods of any defects which a reasonable examination would have revealed.
11.5. Where you have accepted, or has been deemed to have accepted, the Goods you shall not be entitled to reject Goods which are not in accordance with the contract.

11.6. Upon delivery by us, you shall have twenty (20) working days (hereinafter the “Acceptance Period”) within which to check the delivery and request any changes or corrections to the delivery. In the event that you request any changes or corrections to the delivery, a period of twenty (20) working days will be granted to us to modify the delivery in accordance with your requested changes or corrections and we will deliver the final delivery within the above period. Your final acceptance of the delivery shall be given within ten (10) working days after the completion by us of any changes or corrections requested you (hereinafter “Date of final Customer approval of the delivery”).  For the avoidance of doubt, your failure to request changes or corrections within the Acceptance Period shall result in the end of the Acceptance Period being the Date of final Customer approval of the delivery.

11.7. Risk of damage to or loss of the Goods shall pass to you:
In the case of Goods to be delivered at our premises, at the time when we notify you that the Goods are available for collection; or
in the case of Goods to be delivered otherwise than our premises, at the time of delivery or, if you wrongfully fail to take delivery of the Goods, the time when we have tendered delivery of the Goods.
in respect of deliveries made in accordance with the above and notwithstanding any other provision contained in these Conditions, a transportation insurance policy shall be taken only at your written request and at your expense.

11.8. Ownership of the Goods shall not pass to you until we receive in full (in cash or cleared funds) all sums due to it in respect of:
The Goods; and
all other sums which are, or which become due to us from you on any account.

11.9. Until ownership of the Goods has passed to you, you shall:
Hold the Goods on a fiduciary basis as our bailee;
Store each consignment of the Goods (at no cost to us) separately from all other goods purchased from us and those of you or any third party in such a way that they remain readily identifiable as our property;
Not remove, destroy, deface or obscure any identifying mark or packaging on or relating to the Goods; and
Maintain the Goods in satisfactory condition and keep them insured on our behalf for their full price against all risks to our reasonable satisfaction. On request you shall provide the policy of insurance to us.

11.10. You may not resell or benefit from the Goods until you have ownership of them.
11.11. Your right to possession of the Goods shall terminate immediately if:
You have a bankruptcy order made against you or makes an arrangement or composition with his creditors, or otherwise takes the benefit of any statutory provision for the time being in force for the relief of insolvent debtors, or (being a body corporate) convenes a meeting of creditors (whether formal or informal), or enters into liquidation (whether voluntary or compulsory) except a solvent voluntary liquidation for the purpose only of reconstruction or amalgamation, or has a receiver and/or manager, administrator or administrative receiver appointed of its undertaking or any part thereof, or documents are filed with the court for the appointment of an administrator or notice of intention to appoint an administrator is given by you or its directors or by a qualifying floating charge holder (as defined in paragraph 14 of Schedule B1 to the Insolvency Act 1986), or a resolution is passed or a petition presented to any court for the winding-up of your company or for the granting of an administration order in respect of your company, or any proceedings are commenced relating to the insolvency or possible insolvency of your company; or
you suffer or allows any execution, whether legal or equitable, to be levied on his/its property or obtained against you/it, or fails to observe or perform any of his/its obligations under the Contract or any other contract between you and us, or is unable to pay its debts within the meaning of section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986 or you ceases to trade; or you encumber or in any way charges any of the Goods.

11.12. We shall be entitled to recover payment for the Goods or the Services notwithstanding that ownership of any of the Goods has not passed from us.
11.13. You grant us, our agents and employees an irrevocable licence at any time to enter any premises where the Goods are or may be stored in order to inspect them, or, where your right to possession has terminated, to recover them.
11.14. Where we are unable to determine whether any Goods are the goods in respect of which your right to possession has terminated, you shall be deemed to have sold all goods of the kind sold by us to you in the order in which they were invoiced to you.
11.15. On termination of the Contract, howsoever caused, our (but not your) rights contained in this condition shall remain in effect.

12. Liability and Indemnity
12.1. Our liability under these Terms and Conditions, and in breach of statutory duty, and in tort or misrepresentation or otherwise, shall be limited as set out in this clause.
12.2. The total amount of our liability is limited to the total amount of Fees payable by you under the Contract.
12.3. We are not liable (whether caused by our employees, agents or otherwise) in connection with our provision of the Services or the performance of any of our other obligations under these Terms and Conditions or the quotation for:
Any indirect, special or consequential loss, damage, costs, or expenses or;
any loss of profits; loss of anticipated profits; loss of business; loss of data; loss of reputation or goodwill; business interruption; or, other third-party claims; or
any failure to perform any of our obligations if such delay or failure is due to any cause beyond our reasonable control; or
any losses caused directly or indirectly by any failure or your breach in relation to your obligations; or
any losses arising directly or indirectly from the choice of Services and how they will meet your requirements or your use of the Services or any goods supplied in connection with the Services.

12.4. You shall indemnify us against all damages, costs, claims and expenses suffered by us arising from any loss or damage to any equipment (including that belonging to third parties) caused by you or your agents or employees.
12.5. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall limit or exclude our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or for any fraudulent misrepresentation, or for any other matters for which it would be unlawful to exclude or limit liability.

13. Data Protection
13.1. When supplying the Services to a Customer, we may gain access to and/or acquire the ability to transfer, store or process your personal data of employees.
13.2. The parties agree that where such processing of personal data takes place, you shall be the ‘data controller’ and we shall be the ‘data processor’ as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as may be amended, extended and/or re-enacted from time to time.
13.3. For the avoidance of doubt, ‘Personal Data’, ‘Processing’, ‘Data Controller’, ‘Data Processor’ and ‘Data Subject’ shall have the same meaning as in the GDPR.
13.4. We shall only Process Personal Data to the extent reasonably required to enable it to supply the Services in our quotation and these terms and conditions or as requested by and agreed with you. We shall not retain any Personal Data longer than necessary for the Processing and refrain from Processing any Personal Data for its own or for any third party’s purposes.
13.5. We shall not disclose Personal Data to any third parties other than employees, directors, agents, sub-contractors or advisors on a strict need to know basis and only under the same (or more extensive) conditions as set out in these terms and conditions or to the extent required by applicable legislation and/or regulations.
13.6. We shall implement and maintain technical and organisational security measures as are required to protect Personal Data that we process on behalf of you.
13.7. We shall not transfer any personal data outside of the European Economic Area unless the transferor:
Complies with the provisions of Article 26 of the GDPR (in the event the third party is a joint controller); and
ensures that
the transfer is to a country approved by the European Commission as providing adequate protection pursuant to Article 45 of the GDPR;
there are appropriate safeguards in place pursuant to Article 46 of the GDPR; or
one of the derogations for specific situations in Article 49 of the GDPR applies to the transfer.

13.8. You and we shall provide:
Reasonable assistance to the other in complying with all applicable requirements of the Data Protection Legislation;
On request, contact details of at least one employee as point of contact and responsible manager for all issues arising out of the Data Protection Legislation.

13.9. We shall be indemnified by you against any and all claims, costs, liabilities, penalties or expenses incurred if you fail to comply with paragraph 13 of these Standard Terms and Conditions – Sales.
13.10. We have further information about our approach to data protection in our Data Protection Policy, available on our website. For any enquiries or complaints regarding data privacy, you can contact Quality and Compliance Officer at the following e-mail address:

14. Circumstances Beyond a Party’s Control
14.1. Neither you or we are liable for any failure or delay in performing obligations where such failure or delay results from any cause that is beyond the reasonable control of that party. Such causes include, but are not limited to power failure, Internet failure, industrial action, civil unrest, epidemic or plague, acts of terrorism, acts of war, governmental action or any other event that is beyond the control of the party in question. If the delay continues for a period of 60 Business Days, either you or we may terminate or cancel the Services to be carried out under these Standard Terms and Conditions.

15. Communications
15.1. All notices under these Terms and Conditions shall be in writing and signed by, or on behalf of, the party giving notice (or a duly authorised officer of that party).
15.2. Notices shall be deemed to have been duly given:
When delivered, if delivered by courier or other messenger (including registered mail) during the normal business hours of the recipient;
When sent, if transmitted by email and a successful transmission report or return receipt is generated;
On the fifth Business Day following mailing, if mailed by national ordinary mail; or
On the tenth Business Day following mailing, if mailed by airmail.

15.3. All notices under these Standard Terms and Conditions shall be addressed to the most recent address, email address notified to the other party.

16. No Waiver
16.1. No delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy nor stop further exercise of any other right, or remedy.

17. Severance
17.1. If one or more of these Standard Terms and Conditions is found to be unlawful, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, that / those provisions will be deemed severed from the remainder of these Standard Terms and Conditions (which will remain valid and enforceable).

18. Law and jurisdiction
18.1. This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales and all disputes arising under the Agreement (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.