1.1 “Applicable Laws” means all applicable laws, statutes and regulations from time to time in force relevant to the provision of the Services.
1.2 “Business Day” means a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday in Scotland or England when banks in Edinburgh and London are open for business.
1.3 “Consultancy Service Provider(s)” means the consultancy service providers who the Supplier uses to provide the Customer with Consulting Support from time to time.
1.4 “Consulting Support” means the consultancy services to be provided to you the Customer, by our Consultancy Service Providers from time to time.
1.5 “Curo Gender Pay Gap Solution” means the gender pay gap software application which is used to calculate gender pay gap reports and statistics.
1.6 “Customer” means the person or firm who purchases Services from the Supplier.
1.7 “Data Breach” means (i) any unauthorised loss, corruption, damage, destruction, alteration, disclosure or access to any Personal Information; (ii) any unauthorised or unlawful Processing of Personal Information; or (iii) any breach of Data Privacy Laws.
1.8 “Data Controller” has (until 25 May 2018) the meaning given to “Controller” under the Data Protection Directive 1995/46/EU and (from 25 May 2018) the meaning given to “Controller” under the General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679).
1.9 “Data Management Services” means the data management services to be provided by the Supplier as described in clause 7.1.
1.10 “Data Privacy Laws” means all laws in any relevant jurisdiction that relate to data protection, privacy, the use of information relating to individuals, and/or the information rights of individual including, without limitation, (until 25 May 2018) the Data Protection Act 1998 and any other laws in force from time to time which implement the Data Protection Directive 1995/46/EC and (from 25 May 2018) the General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679), and the equivalent in any other relevant jurisdictions all as amended or replaced from time to time.
1.11 “Data Processor” has (until 25 May 2018) the meaning given to “Processor” under the Data Protection Directive 1995/46/EU and (from 25 May 2018) the meaning given to “Processor” under the General Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/679).
1.12 “Data Subject” has (until 25 May 2018) the meaning given under the Data Protection Directive 1995/46/EC and (from 25 May 2018) the meaning given under the General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679).
1.13 “EEA” means the member states of the European Union, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
1.14 “ICO” means the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, or the equivalent national data protection authority in any relevant jurisdiction.
1.15 “Personal Information” means any information which: i) falls within the definition of “Personal Data” under the Data Protection Directive 1995/46/EU (until 25 May 2018) and within the definition of “Personal Data” under the General Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/679 (from 25 May 2018); and ii) in relation to which the Supplier is providing the Services or which the Supplier is required to Process (subject to the Data Privacy Laws) in connection with this agreement.
1.16 “Processing” has (until 25 May 2018) the meaning given under the Data Protection Directive 1995/46/EU and (from 25 May 2018) the meaning given under the General Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/679) (and Process, Processed and Processes shall be construed accordingly).
1.17 “Services” means the provision of (1) the Curo Gender Pay Gap Solution, (2) Consulting Support and (3) the Data Management Services.
1.18 “Supplier” means Curo Compensation Limited.
1.19 “VAT” means value added tax.
1.20 “Website” means https://www.curogpg.com and/or https://www.curocomp.com.
2. Terms and Conditions
2.1 These terms and conditions will apply to the Services purchased from the Supplier by the Customer. These terms and conditions form part of an agreement between the Customer and the Supplier. No other terms and conditions shall apply.
3. Provisions of services
3.1 These terms and conditions apply to the purchase of any of the following Services by the Customer from the Supplier:
3.1.1 Curo Gender Pay Gap Solution;
3.1.2 Consulting Support; and/or
3.1.3 Data Management Services.
4. Curo gender pay gap solution
4.1 The Curo Gender Pay Gap Solution is available in the following three standards:
4.1.1 Basic standard which allows the Customer to generate reports to assist with complying with mandatory gender pay gap reporting requirements (Basic Standard);
4.1.2 Advanced standard which comprises of the Basic Standard as well as allowing for a greater range of reports and the ability to assess data and perform comparative reporting (Advanced Standard); and
4.1.3 Premium standard which comprises of the Advanced Standard as well as the ability to provide reports against multiple legal entities and to calculate aggregated data (Premium Standard).
4.2 These terms and conditions will apply to the Basic Standard, Advanced Standard and Premium Standard versions of the Curo Gender Pay Gap Solution.
4.3 When the Customer submits the anonymised employee data to the Curo Gender Pay Gap Solution available from the Website, the Customer will be provided with the results in a report (Gender Pay Gap Report) via the Customer’s account on the Website.
4.4 The reliability of the Gender Pay Gap Report is dependent on the accuracy and quality of the data uploaded to the Website by the Customer. The Supplier does not offer any guarantee or warranty, express or implied, concerning the accuracy, comprehensiveness or suitability of the information provided in the Gender Pay Gap Report. In addition, the Supplier is not responsible for the Customer’s compliance with gender pay gap reporting requirements.
4.5 The results of the Curo Gender Pay Gap Solution are for the use of the Customer only.
5. Consulting support services
5.1 The Supplier engages its Consultancy Service Providers to provide the Consulting Support which the Supplier provides to the Customer, as an option, on these terms and conditions.
5.2 The Supplier shall use reasonable care and skill in the provision of the Consulting Support.
5.3 The Supplier shall endeavour to provide the Consulting Support by the date specified but time shall not be of the essence in relation to such obligations.
5.4 If the Supplier is prevented or delayed from performing its obligations due to an act or omission on behalf of the Customer, payment or part payment could still be required for the Consulting Support delivered.
5.5 The Supplier shall be entitled to engage the services of independent contractors of its own to assist with its duties.
5.6 The Customer will supply their personal information to the Supplier who shall provide it directly to the Consultancy Service Provider.
6. Customer obligations
6.1 By purchasing the Consulting Support in clause 5, the Customer agrees that they shall:
6.1.1 co-operate with the Supplier in respect of all matters in relation to the provision of the Consulting Support;
6.1.2 be responsible for the safety and security of any of the Supplier’s employees, agents or sub-contractors whilst on or about the Customer’s premises in relation to the provision of the Consulting Support;
6.1.3 inform the Supplier of any and all relevant health and safety rules, policies or regulations which are in force or apply to the Customer’s premises and which relate to the provision of the Consulting Support;
6.1.4 obtain, secure and maintain in place any and all necessary licences and consents in order to comply with any relevant legislation, rules and/or regulations that may relate to the provision of the Consulting Support.
7. Data management services
7.1 The Supplier shall provide the Customer with Data Management Services on these terms and conditions. The Data Management Services provide for the provision of assistance by the Supplier to the Customer in respect of any issues the Customer has with collecting and consolidating data which is to be provided to the Supplier for the purpose of the Curo Gender Pay Gap Solution. If the Customer purchases the Data Management Services, the Supplier will contact the Customer directly to provide an estimate of the timescale for the completion of the work.
8. Customer account
9. Intellectual property rights
9.1. All Intellectual Property Rights in or arising out of or in connection with the Services and in the design, content and arrangement of the Website (other than Intellectual Property Rights in any materials provided by the Customer) shall be owned by the Supplier.
9.2 Aside from the Gender Pay Gap Report that the Supplier will provide to the Customer, the Customer may not download, store, alter, adapt or reproduce any of the material provided in relation to the Services or on the Website without acknowledging the Supplier as the full copyright owner.
9.3 Once the Gender Pay Gap Report has been provided by the Supplier to the Customer, the Customer will own the Gender Pay Gap Report. The Customer grants the Supplier the right to use the Customer’s branding for the sole purpose of preparing the Gender Pay Gap Report.
10. Data protection and data processing
10.1 The provision of the Services may require the Supplier to Process Personal Information for and on behalf of the Customer. In respect of such Processing, the parties acknowledge and agree that:
10.1.1 the Customer shall be the Data Controller and the Supplier shall be the Data Processor;
10.1.2 the Customer shall be solely responsible for determining which of the Services is used and the purpose(s) for which and the manner in which the Personal Information will be Processed by the Supplier; and
10.1.3 Clauses 10.2 to 10.7 below shall apply.
10.2 The Customer shall:
10.2.1 comply with all Data Privacy Laws;
10.2.2 obtain and maintain all relevant registrations (and similar) required by Data Privacy Laws;
10.2.3 ensure that all instructions that it issues to the Supplier comply with Data Privacy Laws; and
10.2.4 supply data in the format specified by the Supplier. The accuracy of the data provided by the Customer to the Supplier is the sole responsibility of the Customer.
10.3 When Processing Personal Information as part of the delivery of the Services, the Supplier shall:
10.3.1 Process the Personal Information only on the documented instructions of the Customer, except to the extent that any Processing of Personal Information is required by Applicable Laws;
10.3.2 where Processing of Personal Information by the Supplier is required by Applicable Laws, the Supplier shall inform the Customer of the relevant legal requirement before processing, unless such law prohibits the Supplier from doing so;
10.3.3 notify the Customer where the Supplier reasonably believes any documented instructions from the Customer in respect of the Processing of Personal Information infringe any Data Privacy Laws or any other Applicable Laws;
10.3.4 ensure that its personnel who are authorised to Process the Personal Information have committed themselves to confidentiality;
10.3.5 implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk of Processing;
10.3.6 only appoint a third party to Process Personal Information on its behalf in accordance with clauses 10.4 and 10.5 below;
10.3.7 taking into account the nature of the Processing, assist the Customer by appropriate technical and organisational measures, insofar as this is possible, for the fulfilment of the Customer’s obligation to respond to requests for exercising the Data Subject’s rights under Data Privacy Laws;
10.3.8 notify the Customer without undue delay after becoming aware of a Data Breach;
10.3.9 assist the Customer in its compliance with its obligations under Data Privacy Laws in respect of notifying Data Breaches to the ICO and affected Data Subjects, insofar as it is able taking into account the nature of the Processing and the information available to the Supplier;
10.3.10 at the Customer’s discretion, delete or return to the Customer all of the Personal Information Processed under this agreement on completion of the Services, and delete any copies of such Personal Information unless any Applicable Laws require that copies are kept; and
10.3.11 make available to the Customer all information necessary to demonstrate compliance with its obligations in this clause 10.3.
10.4 The Supplier has the right to sub-contract the Processing of Personal Information. The Supplier’s sub-contractors will comply with these terms and conditions, as if those subcontracting were a party hereto.
10.5 Where the Supplier sub-contracts its Processing of Personal Information to a third party in accordance with clause 10.4 above, the Supplier shall:
10.5.1 ensure that any such third party is subject to the same data protection obligations as those set out in clause 10.3 above;
10.5.2 obtain sufficient guarantees from any such third party that they will implement appropriate technical and organisational measures in such a manner that the Processing of Personal Information by such third party will meet the requirements of Data Privacy Laws; and
10.5.3 remain liable to the Customer for any Processing of Personal Information by any such third party.
10.6 Each party shall co-operate with the ICO on the request of the other party in respect of the performance of its tasks under this agreement.
10.7 The Customer shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Supplier from any and all losses, liabilities (including provision for contingent liabilities), fines, compensation, damages, costs and expenses arising from or in connection with any Data Breach by the Customer.
11. Fees and Expenses
11.1 Curo Gender Pay Gap Solution. The following charges shall apply in respect of the Curo Gender Pay Gap Solution:
11.1.1 Basic Standard – FREE;
11.1.2 Advanced Standard – £1,500 + VAT per annum; and
11.1.3 Premium Standard – £5,000 + VAT per annum.
11.2 Consulting Support. The Customer will pay the Supplier for the time spent performing the Consulting Support at the following rates:
11.2.1 Basic rate of £1,500 for 2 hour remote consultation; and
11.2.2 Advanced rate of £3,600 for half day on site workshop.
11.3 100% of the Consulting Support fees are payable if consulting days are cancelled by the Customer with less than 5 working days’ notice, and 50% of fees are payable if cancelled between 5 – 10 days’ notice.
11.4 The Customer shall either pay for the Consulting Support in advance or the Supplier shall deliver to the Customer an invoice once the Consulting Support has been provided. The Supplier is registered for VAT and any VAT due shall be shown separately on the invoice. If the Customer is issued with an invoice, the fee shall be payable by the Customer 30 days after the date of such invoice. Payment can be made via online payment portal.
11.5 In respect of invoice payments, the Supplier reserves the right to charge interest at the rate of 4% over the base rate of Bank of England in force from time to time, or such higher rate as is allowed by statute, on all sums outstanding in excess of the timescales set out in clause 11.3 above from the date of issue of an invoice by the Supplier.
11.6 The Supplier reserves the right to suspend and/or terminate provision of the Consulting Support should any fee remain outstanding beyond the timescales set out in clause 11.3 above. The Supplier will notify the Customer if it decides to suspend and/or terminate the provision of the Consulting Support in these circumstances. In the event that the Supplier terminates the Consulting Support for any reason, any and all fees incurred up to the date of termination and remaining unbilled, will then be invoiced by the Supplier to the Customer and shall be payable immediately.
11.7 The Supplier reserves the right to review fees periodically and in any event, shall do so annually. The Customer shall be given a minimum of 60 days’ notice of any change in the fees before such change shall take effect. Any changes to the fees will be notified on the Supplier’s Website.
11.8 Data Management Services shall be provided at a rate of £125 per hour, with part hours rounded up to the nearest hour. Before commencing the provision of any Data Management Services, the Supplier shall provide an estimate of how long the work will take to complete. The estimate shall not be binding. The Customer shall pay for all time spent providing Data Management Services.
12. Termination and Suspension
12.1 The contract formed between the Supplier and the Customer on the basis of these terms and conditions shall automatically terminate six months after acceptance by the Customer of these terms and conditions and the Customer shall immediately pay for any Services that the Supplier has provided which have not been paid for.
12.2 In relation to the provision of the Consulting Support, either party may terminate this agreement by written notice in the event that:
12.2.1 there is serious breach of the terms provided such breach (where capable of remedy) has not been remedied within 30 days of receipt of written notice from the terminating party specifying the breach;
12.2.2 the other party passes a resolution, or the court makes an order, that such other party be wound up otherwise than for the purpose of bona fide reconstruction or amalgamation, or a receiver, manager, administrative receiver or administrator on behalf of a creditor is appointed in respect of such other party’s business or any part thereof.
12.3 Upon expiration or termination of these terms for any reason:
12.3.1 any and all accrued rights of the Supplier shall continue and be exercisable by the Supplier;
12.3.2 the Customer shall pay the Supplier for all unpaid charges and reimburse expenses accrued up to that date.
13. Supplier’s Liability
13.1 The Supplier excludes to the fullest extent permitted by law any liability for any loss or damage, howsoever arising, out of or in connection with the Customer’s use of the Curo Gender Pay Gap Solution, the Data Management Services or the Website, including, without limitation, direct or indirect loss, consequential loss or damage, loss of profit or goodwill, loss arising from use or inability to use, loss arising from any errors or omissions in the Website provided always that the Customer’s statutory rights are not affected by such exclusions.
13.2 In relation to the Customer’s use of the Consulting Support, the Supplier shall not be liable to the Customer whether in contract, tort (including for negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation (whether innocent or negligent), restitution or otherwise for any loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill or similar losses, or pure economic loss, or for any indirect or consequential loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses howsoever arising.
13.3 The Customer hereby indemnifies the Supplier against any and all liabilities, costs (including legal costs), expenses, damages and all other losses suffered or incurred by the Supplier and arising out of or in connection with:
13.3.1 the Customer’s failure to provide the obligations set out in clause 6 above; and
13.3.2 use of the Consulting Support other than in accordance with these terms and conditions.
13.4 The Supplier’s total aggregate liability in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation (whether innocent or negligent), restitution or otherwise, arising in connection with the performance or contemplated performance of the Consulting Support will be limited to the fee received by the Supplier from the Customer during the preceding 12 month period.
13.5 The Supplier makes every effort to ensure that the Website is free from viruses or defects. However, the Supplier cannot guarantee that the Customer’s use of the Website or any the websites accessible through it will not cause damage to the Customer’s computer and no warranty is given in that respect. It is the Customer’s responsibility to ensure that the Customer has the right equipment required to use this Website and that the Customer screens out anything that may damage it. The Supplier will not be liable to the Customer or any third party for any loss or damage which may arise to computer equipment as a result of using the Website.
13.6 The Supplier does not exclude or limit in any way the Supplier’s liability to the Customer where it would be unlawful to do so. The Supplier accepts full liability for any:
13.6.1 death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors;
13.6.2 fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
13.6.3 any other liability which cannot be limited or excluded by applicable law.
14. Force Majeure Event
14.1 Neither party will be liable for any failure or delay or for the consequences of any failure or delay in performance of these terms and conditions if such delay or failure results from events, circumstances or causes beyond its reasonable control.
15.1 The Supplier may transfer, assign, sub-contract or otherwise dispose of the Supplier’s rights and obligations under these terms and conditions to any person at any time provided that the Supplier reasonably believes that the Customer’s rights will not be affected.
15.2 The Customer may not transfer, assign, amend or dispose in any way of any of the Customer’s rights or obligations arising under these terms and conditions, without the Supplier’s prior written consent.
16.1 Neither party shall use the other party’s confidential information for any purpose other than to perform its obligations under the terms and conditions.
17. Entire Agreement
17.1 These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between the Supplier and the Customer and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.
17.2 Each party acknowledges that in entering into these terms it does not rely on, and shall have no remedies in respect of any statement, representation, assurance or warranty that is not set out in these terms. Each party agrees that it shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation based on any statement in the terms.
17.3 Nothing in this clause shall limit or exclude any liability for fraud.
18.1 The Supplier has the right to vary these terms and conditions from time to time. The revised terms and conditions will be applicable with immediate effect once published on the Website. It is the Customer’s responsibility to regularly consult the Website to check for updates to the terms and conditions.
19.1 A waiver of any right or remedy under these terms and conditions or by law is only effective if given in writing and shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any subsequent breach or default.
20.1 If any provision or part-provision of the terms and conditions is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable.
20.2 If modification is not possible, the relevant provision or part-provision shall be deemed deleted.
20.3 Any modification to or deletion of a provision or part-provision shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of these terms and conditions.
21. Third Party Rights
21.1 A person who is not a party to these terms has no rights to enforce any term of, or enjoy any benefit under these terms.
22. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
22.1 These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law. Any disputes or claims (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising from them shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.