VILLAGE LINK MAGAZINES LIMITED TERMS AND CONDITIONS
“The Company” shall be defined as Village Link Magazines Limited, registered office: Kennel Lodge, Stoke Rochford, Grantham NG33 5EG and shall include any other related trading styles. “The Client” shall be defined as the person or company with whom goods and services are to be supplied. “Goods and/or services” shall be known to be any item which the Company supplies to any of its Clients for which it is agreed that charges may or may not be applicable. Without limitation, advertising space, graphic design services and leaflet distribution are included in this definition.
The copy deadline for all advertisements and editorial features is indicated on The Print Schedule. It cannot be guaranteed that copy received after this date will be included in the requested publication, although everything will be done to accommodate late requests.
All adverts and editorial will be proofed to The Client prior to publication. It is The Client’s responsibility to ensure that any copy proofed and signed off is accurate, legal and copyright free. The Company takes no responsibility for loss or damage resulting in an advert being incorrect.
Copy can be supplied in any of the following formats: Microsoft software, JPEG, GIF, press ready PDF (300dpi or above). Quality cannot be guaranteed in the event of a customer supplying their own advert, although every attempt will be made to ensure the highest standards of quality are achieved.
The Company reserves the right to refuse advertisements which may be defamatory or offensive or which promote products that may be considered indecent or illegal.
The Company makes no guarantee that advertising will be successful.
The copyright of adverts designed by The Company on The Client’s behalf is owned solely by The Company. If The Client wishes to use adverts designed by The Company in another publication The Client will be required to ask the permission of the The Company, which will be given in writing. Draw down fees are not usually charged, but The Company reserves the right to charge a fee of not more than £100 where permission is not obtained to use the advert in other publications.
There is no advert design fee for Clients.
INVOICES AND PAYMENT
All invoices raised by The Company shall become due for payment by the date shown on the invoice, unless consent is expressly given in writing to The Client for an extension of this period, or terms of any account facility between The Company and The Client expressly states.
A run of advertising over a number of months will be invoiced monthly according to the Print Schedule.
Invoices which are overdue for a period in excess of 14 (fourteen) days from the invoice due date for any services will be subject to credit control procedures which may or may not include the filing of a County Court Order. Subsequent County Court Judgements and Warrants may or may not be issued. Furthermore, at The Company’s sole discretion, a Statutory Demand under Section 123 (1) (a) or 222 (1) (a) of the Insolvency Act 1986 may be issued for non-payment of Goods and/or Services delivered. If this remedy does not satisfactorily resolve any non-payment, then a “Winding Up Order” may be issued in accordance with the relevant Acts of Parliament such as the Insolvency Act 1986, the Insolvency Rules 1986, Council Regulations (EC) No. 1346/2000 (‘the EC Regulation’) and the Companies Act 1985.
The Company reserves the right to charge The Client for any external credit control services used in relation to recovery of The Client’s outstanding debt and The Company also reserves the right to charge compound interest on any debts older than 14 days from the due date on the invoice.
Advertising space should be cancelled by the deadline dates shown on The Print Schedule. Cancellation after the deadline dates will result in a client being charged for their advert. Late cancellation or cancellation of a prebooked run of advertising in general will result in a cancellation fee of 50% of the total value of the booking being levied on The Client, including £65 for the cost of any free editorial received during the run of advertising should the client not fulfil his obligations to the run of adverting.
The Company operates a closed policy on publicity and distribution of information and will not, at any time, divulge personal details, to include name, address, telephone number, account details or electronic mail address to any non-legal third party and will only divulge information to any legal establishment where it is deemed to be in the best interests and operation of The Company. The Company is registered with the Data Protection Act.
These Terms and Conditions are formed under the laws of the United Kingdom and any legal claim shall be made in a court via the legal system of the United Kingdom.
CHANGES TO TERMS
The Company, at all times, reserves the right to change the Terms and Conditions set out herein this document without prior written notice to any of its Clients and any subsequent changes will become applicable immediately. No claims will be entered into which may not have been applicable in previous revisions of this document which are subsequently made provision for. Any claims by any client will only be acceptable on grounds outside the current revision of this document. The Company will, at all times, where reasonably possible, make available for viewing its Terms and Conditions through its corporate website.