Terms and conditions

3RS IT Solutions Ltd –Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions are the standard terms that apply to all the provision of all Services by us, 3RS IT Solutions Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales under number 14544215, whose registered office address is Nene Business Centre Waterside House, Station Road, Irthlingborough, England, NN9 5QF (“the Company/We/Us/Our”).

These Terms and Conditions apply to business Clients only – we do not provide our Services to consumers (as defined in the Consumer Rights Act 2015).

1. Definitions and Interpretation
1.1 In this Contract, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meanings:
“Client/You/Your” means the business detailed in our Proposal to which the Services are to be supplied. Where any individual enters into the Contract on behalf of a business, that person confirms they have the authority to contractually bind and enter into the Contract on behalf of that business and the business shall be the Client in the context of this Contract;
“Equipment” means the computer hardware, devices, software and digital systems which are to be maintained and supported by the Company as part of the Services;
“Services” means the IT support, Sim Card and Broadband services or any other services to be provided by us to you as set out in our Proposal;
“Site” means the location at which the Services are to be provided;
“Proposal” remains open for acceptance for a period of 30 days and means the written proposal for the performance of the Services or any other Services as may from time to time be amended by the written agreement of both the Company and the Client;
“Term” means the term of this Contract as defined in clauses 2 and 7.

1.2 Unless the context otherwise requires, each reference in this Contract to:
1.2.1 “we”, “us” and “our” is a reference to the Company and includes our employees, subcontractors and agents;
1.2.2 “you” and “your” is a reference to the Client and includes your employees, subcontractors and agents;
1.2.3 “writing” and “written” includes emails and similar communications;
1.2.4 a statute or a provision of a statute is a reference to that statute or provision as may be amended or re-enacted at the relevant time;
1.2.5 “this Contract” is a reference to this Contract and each of the Schedules as amended or supplemented at the relevant time;
1.2.6 a Schedule is a schedule to this Contract;
1.2.7 a clause or paragraph is a reference to a clause of this Contract (other than the Schedules) or a paragraph of the relevant Schedule; and
1.2.8 a "Party" or the "Parties" refer to the parties to this Contract.
1.3 The headings used in this Contract are for convenience only and shall have no effect upon its interpretation.
1.4 Words imparting the singular number shall include the plural and vice versa. References to any gender shall include the other gender. References to persons shall include corporations.

2. The Contract
2.1 The signing of our Proposal by you, electronically or otherwise, or the placement of an order, creates a legally binding Contract between you and us and includes the acceptance of these terms and conditions, which will apply between us.
2.2 No terms or conditions stipulated or referred to by you in any form whatsoever shall in any respect vary or add to these terms and conditions unless otherwise agreed by us in writing.
2.3 You are responsible for the accuracy of any information submitted to us and for ensuring that the Contract reflects your requirements. Our Proposal is based on the information provided to us at the time of its preparation. Should any errors or discrepancies become evident which affect our order value, we reserve the right to make adjustments to it.
2.4 Our Proposal shall constitute our entire scope of works but shall be subject to amendment as detailed below.
2.5 Our Proposal includes an agreed amount of support for a set number of users or computers. Any adjustment to this shall be chargeable, unless otherwise agreed by us.
2.6 This Contract will commence on the Start Date specified and will continue in force for a 12 month minimum term or any other minimum Term specified in the Proposal unless it is terminated in accordance with clause 7.
2.7 The Contract will be automatically renewed on the same terms and conditions as set out in this Contract (with the exception of the price) on a rolling 12 Month basis unless written notice to terminate is given by either party in accordance with clause 10.

3. The Services (General)
3.1 We will supply the Services to you in accordance with the specifications set out in the Proposal.
3.2 All Services will be carried out during our normal business hours of 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays in England, unless otherwise stated in the Proposal. Any works required outside of our normal business hours shall incur additional costs.
3.3 Both Parties will be required to appoint a primary contact in relation to the Services and will endeavour to ensure continuity but shall have the right to replace any such primary contact as required, provided that such replacement is suitable.
3.4 We make no warranty that any Services provided will be uninterrupted or error-free, nor that any software or hardware supplied by us on another party’s behalf will be compatible with and/or work in conjunction with any other software or hardware used by you unless such other software or hardware has been agreed as compatible by us in writing.
3.5 We may provide you with such information and advice in connection with the Services as you may, from time to time, reasonably require. However, we accept no responsibility for any actions taken as a result of such advice or recommendations, nor shall we be liable for any consequences should our professional advice not be taken.
3.6 Unless otherwise specified by us, the following Services are excluded from the Contract and, if undertaken, will be chargeable:
3.6.1 the provision of third party software, including upgrades or subscriptions;
3.6.2 the provision of any new hardware or equipment; or relocation of any new hardware or equipment
3.6.3 the installation, moving, re-configuration or modification of the Equipment (excluding the installation of any Equipment for the provision of the Broadband Services);
3.6.4 consumables such as batteries, toner and ink;
3.6.5 any project work which includes making a significant change to how the systems operate;
3.6.6 the replacement of any hardware unless device was provided by us and still under warranty; and
3.6.7 cabling/electrical installation (Data cabling, telephone cabling, electrical work).

4. Support Services
4.1 We will use all reasonable endeavours to respond to support requests within the service level response times specified in Schedule 1 but time will not be of the essence in the performance of these obligations. If it is deemed that your support request is critical and we do not adhere to the response time stated we will reward you with a 2% service credit off your next monthly invoice.
4.2 The service levels agreed in Schedule 1 excludes service disruptions caused by;
4.2.1 Force Majeure events in accordance with Clause 16.
4.2.2 Client-side issues (hardware failures, software conflicts, etc.)
4.2.3 Unavailability of third-party services beyond our control
4.2.4 Service disruptions due to Client-requested changes that have not yet been implemented.
4.2.5 Cybersecurity when there isn’t any MDR solutions in place.
4.3 Requests which cannot be resolved remotely may require further investigative work. The request may be escalated and we may visit the relevant Site. On-site visits will only be provided if these are included within the Contract and then will only be provided within our normal business hours. On-site visits where we have agreed to provide remote support only, or visits outside our normal business hours, will be chargeable.
4.4 Where we are providing you with anti-virus and anti-spam protection under the Contract, we will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure it is kept up-to-date. However, we cannot guarantee that such protection will block all viruses or spam and you are required to remain vigilant at all times and to follow any guidance we and/or the software manufacturer may provide in relation to internet best practice. Please additionally note that in the event of a cyber-attack on your systems, we shall be entitled to invoice for all remedial work undertaken by us should you fail to have MDR solutions in place.

5. SIM Card Services
5.1 The Services will enable access to the internet, use of which is solely at your risk. We have no control over and are not responsible or liable in any way for any content offered by third parties on or through the Services. You agree that you retain responsibility for, and control of, content which you send or pass over the network.
5.2 Each user will be given an allowance for a number of minutes and inclusive numbers per month. Should you exceed any allocated allowance or call higher rate numbers this may be chargeable as extra in accordance with our standard rates at the time and will be added to our next invoice at our discretion. Should you fail to use your allocated allowance during any month, this will be lost and cannot be carried over to another month unless otherwise agreed by us.
5.3 Where you require your previous number to be ported across, we can arrange for this. Unless otherwise agreed, one number port shall be included in the contract price and should you have additional numbers including direct dial and extension lines we reserve the right to charge for this. We require all the correct details to perform any transfer and you agree to supply this to us. Please be aware that this may take up to six weeks for the transfer to occur and that we may allocate you a temporary number for this period, however we cannot be held liable for any losses during this time.
5.4 We will monitor the line(s), and will advise you of any known issues as and when they may occur. However, under no circumstances will we be liable for any losses, including loss of profit, and no rebate or reduction in fees will be offered for any period of downtime.
5.5 Should you lose your device and subsequently lose the SIM card through no fault of our own, any charges incurred as a result will be your responsibility.
5.6 You agree to utilise the Services in accordance with our Fair Usage Policy at all times. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate the Services where we have discovered that you have failed to do so.

6. Broadband Services
6.1 You will be allocated a time slot for your installation and you must be at the Site throughout this time slot in order to provide access for the installation. Our installations may be carried out by a third party, therefore, should you fail to provide access to the Site on the agreed date and at the agreed time, we will pass on to you any aborted visit charges incurred as a result. In addition to this, you will lose the allocated time slot and the installation will need to be rearranged.
6.2 Should you wish to rearrange an installation date, we require a minimum of 48 hours’ notice. If we do not receive this, the installation will be considered as aborted and the provisions of clause 6.1 shall apply.
6.3 During the installation, we (or the third party) may need to drill holes at the Site and in this event, we will make good any damage that occurs as a result. However, we shall not be responsible for any pre-existing faults or damage in or to the Site that we may discover while providing the Services.
6.4 If we are required to work with Equipment not supplied by us, we cannot be held responsible for the quality of such Equipment, nor for any faults that may be discovered in the Equipment. Such Equipment must be technically compatible for the Services and approved by relevant legislation or broadband industry standards. If such Equipment is not approved or if we consider (at our discretion) that it may cause the death or personal injury to any person or damage to property or materially impair the quality of the Services, then we reserve the right to disconnect it.
6.5 Any Equipment we provide will be subject to the extents and limitations of any manufacturer’s warranty (if applicable and to the extent this is freely transferrable to you).
6.6 Risk of damage to or loss of the Equipment shall pass to you at the time it is delivered to you or collected by you (regardless of installation) or, if you wrongfully fail to take delivery of the Equipment, at the time when we attempted to deliver it. However, legal and beneficial title in the Equipment shall not pass to you until we have received payment in full for the Equipment and any associated delivery and/or installation costs.
6.7 If we (or a third party authorised by us) carries out work in response to a fault that you have reported, and no fault is found or the fault was due to an act or an omission of yours, then we will charge for this work.

7. Client’s Obligations:
7.1 You agree (where applicable) to:
7.1.1 report any faults discovered by you promptly to us, but in any event, within 24 hours of discovering the fault;
7.1.2 immediately cease the use of any faulty Equipment;
7.1.3 provide us with such information and assistance in connection with the Services as we may reasonably require promptly in order to enable us to perform the Services;
7.1.4 not sub-licence our Services to any third party;
7.1.5 act in accordance with any and all reasonable instructions issued by us in relation to the Services. We shall not be liable for any failure to provide the Services or any part of them which arises out of your failure to follow our instructions;
7.1.6 consult with us in advance with respect to any new computer hardware, devices and/or software which you intend to procure where such hardware, devices and/or software is to be added to the Contract;
7.1.7 allow us access to the Site at all reasonable times for the purpose of providing the Services;
7.1.8 ensure all operators and other staff using the Equipment are properly trained, operate the Equipment within the standards as laid down by us and the manufacturer, and comply with our advice in connection with the use and operation of the Equipment;
7.1.9 not allow any person other than us (or a person acting under our instruction) to interfere with, modify, repair, relocate or service the Equipment;
7.1.10 inform us of any change in your address or contact details promptly;
7.1.11 comply at all times with the manufacturers’ specifications;
7.1.12 maintain any loaned equipment in good working order and return it to us at the end of the Term in the same condition it was provided to you;
7.1.13 virus-check all data and material supplied to us and ensure it is backed up regularly;
7.1.14 keep secure from third parties any passwords issued by us to you;
7.1.15 ensure passwords chosen by you and all of your employees, agents and sub-contractors are suitably strong, containing a combination of letters, numbers and symbols;
7.1.16 obtain and maintain all necessary licences, permissions and consents in connection with the Services; and
7.1.17 nominate a suitably qualified individual to act as your representative to liaise with us regarding the Services. This individual needs to be a decision-maker within the company.
7.2 If you fail to meet any of the provisions of this clause 7, without limiting our other rights or remedies, we shall:
7.2.1 have the right to suspend performance of the Services until you remedy the default.
7.2.2 not be held liable for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by you arising directly or indirectly from our failure or delay in performing any of our obligations as a result; and
7.2.3 be entitled to claim for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by us arising directly or indirectly from your default.

8. Fees and Payment
8.1 You agree to pay the fees as set out in the Proposal in accordance with these terms of payment. All prices specified are expressed exclusive of VAT.
8.2 Payments are made via GoCardless in advance. Payment will be due one month from the commencement date of the Contract and every subsequent month on the same date. No bank or card information is provided to us and completion of the transaction will be subject to you agreeing to GoCardless’ terms and conditions. A separate contractual relationship is created between you and GoCardless and we cannot be held liable for any errors, actions, omissions or incorrect charges that may be made by GoCardless.
8.3 You agree to pay for any additional services requested by you and provided by us that are not specified in the Proposal. These additional services shall be charged in accordance with our current rate in effect at the time of the performance of the services or such other rate as may be agreed.
8.4 Where applicable, we will charge for mileage together with all other reasonable travel expenses (including train and taxi costs as reasonably appropriate), accommodation and subsistence costs incurred by us in performing the Services.
8.5 If the number of users increases from the number set out in the Proposal, you must notify us immediately. We will adjust the pricing within your next monthly invoice, commencing from the date we receive this notification. If we discover the number of users has increased and you have not notified us of this, we will estimate the number of months to which this increase applies and will adjust our invoice accordingly. Please note that we shall not adjust the pricing where the number of users has decreased from the number set out in the Proposal, unless otherwise agreed by us.
8.6 We reserve the right to adjust our prices from time to time as is reasonably necessary, and we will notify you accordingly in advance.
8.7 Time for payment shall be of the essence of the Contract. If you fail to make payment in full by the due date then, without prejudice to any other rights which we may have, we shall have the right to suspend the Services (including any third party software accounts such as Microsoft 365, where these are included in the Contract) and charge interest from the due date until payment is made in full, both before and after judgment, at the rate of 8% per annum over the Bank of England base rate from time to time in force, in accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998.
8.8 We reserve the right to charge for any aborted or cancelled visits to the Site where we are given less than 24 hours’ notice of the cancellation.

9. Variation and Amendments
9.1 If you wish to vary the Services to be provided, please notify us as soon as possible. We will endeavour to make any required changes and any additional costs incurred as a result will be chargeable.
9.2 If, due to circumstances beyond our control, we have to make any change in the arrangements relating to the provision of the Services, we will notify you immediately. We will endeavour to keep such changes to a minimum and will seek to offer you arrangements as close to the original as is reasonably possible in the circumstances.
9.3 Any agreed variation or amendment will be carried out in accordance with this Contract and any price increase necessitated as a result of an agreed variation or amendment will be payable in accordance with the terms for payment above.

10. Term and Termination
10.1 The Contract will come into force on the Start Date specified in the Proposal and will continue for any minimum Term stated, subject to the provisions of this clause 10. The Contract will be automatically renewed on the same terms and conditions as set out in this Contract (with the exception of the price) on a rolling 12 monthly basis unless either Party terminates by giving not less than 90 days’ written notice to the other prior to the end of the current term.
10.2 We reserve the right to charge to you a cancellation fee where the Contract is terminated by you in accordance with Clause 10.1.
10.3 We may terminate this Contract without liability to you by giving written notice if:
10.3.1 any sum owing to us by you under any of the provisions of this Contract is not paid within 14 days of the due date for payment;
10.3.2 you demand services which do not form part of the Services and which are not covered by this Contract; or
10.3.3 any of our employees suffer harassment or are abused by you or your employees during the term of this Contract.
10.4 Either Party may terminate this Contract without liability by giving written notice to the other, if the other Party:
10.4.1 commits any other breach of any of the provisions of this Contract and, if the breach is capable of remedy, fails to remedy it within 30 days after being given written notice of the breach and requiring it to be remedied;
10.4.2 goes into bankruptcy, liquidation or administration either voluntary or compulsory (save for the purposes of bona fide corporate reconstruction or amalgamation), if a receiver is appointed in respect of the whole or any part of its assets, or if the other party ceases, or threatens to cease, to carry on business.
10.5 For the purposes of clause 10.3.1, a breach shall be considered capable of remedy if the Party in breach can comply with the provision in question in all respects.
10.6 Upon termination of this Contract for any reason, any sum owing by either Party to the other under any of the provisions of this Contract shall become immediately due and payable.
10.7 Termination of the Contract, howsoever arising, shall not affect or prejudice the accrued rights of the parties as at termination or the continuation of any provision expressly stated to survive or implicitly surviving termination.

11. Liability and Indemnity
11.1 Nothing in this Contract or these Terms and Conditions seeks to limit or exclude our liability in respect of death or personal injury caused by our negligence; fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or any other liability which cannot lawfully be excluded or limited.
11.2 Except as provided in clause 11.1 above, we will not by reason of any representation, implied warranty, condition or other term, or any duty at common law or under the express terms contained herein, be liable for any loss of profit or any indirect, special or consequential loss, damage, costs, expenses or other claims (whether caused by our servants or agents or otherwise) in connection with the performance of our obligations under the Contract.
11.3 All warranties or conditions whether express or implied by law are expressly excluded to the extent permitted by law.
11.4 In the event of a breach by us of our express obligations under the Contract, your remedies will be limited to damages, which in any event, shall not exceed the total fees paid by you under the Contract in the preceding 12-month period.
11.5 You will indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any and all claims, costs and liabilities howsoever arising and of whatsoever nature (including any consequential or indirect costs or losses) and whether in contract or in tort, including injury to or death of any person or persons or loss of or damage to any property arising out of or in respect of the performance by you of your obligations under the Contract if and to the extent that such losses, costs, damages and expenses are caused or contributed to by your negligent acts or omissions or those of any persons for which you are otherwise legally liable.

12. Intellectual Property
12.1 Subject to a written agreement to the contrary, we reserve all intellectual property rights which may subsist in the provision of the Services. We reserve the right to take such actions as may be appropriate to restrain or prevent infringement of such intellectual property rights.
12.2 Where software is provided, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the parties and provided payment is received by us in accordance with the terms of payment above, we will grant you a perpetual, non-transferable, non-sub-licensable licence in respect of the use of the software. You acknowledge that you obtain no ownership of any intellectual property rights in respect of any such software and that your use of any such intellectual property rights is conditional on us obtaining permission from the relevant licensor entitling us to licence such rights to you. We reserve the right to suspend such license where you have failed to make payment of the fees to us or are in material breach of this contract.
12.3 You shall immediately bring to our attention any infringement or suspected infringement of any of the intellectual property rights licensed hereunder of which you are aware and shall at our request take such action or assist us in taking such action as we may deem appropriate to protect the intellectual property rights.
12.4 You warrant that any document or instruction furnished or given by you shall not cause us to infringe any letter patent, registered design or trade mark in the execution of our Services and shall indemnify us against all loss, damages, costs and expenses awarded against or incurred by us in settlement of any claim for infringement of any patent, copyright, design, licence, trademark or any intellectual property rights which results from our use of your information.

13. Confidentiality
13.1 Each Party undertakes that throughout the duration of the Contract, the Parties may disclose certain confidential information to each other. Both parties agree that they will not use the confidential information provided by the other, other than to perform their obligations under the Contract. Each Party will maintain the confidential information’s confidentiality and will not disseminate it to any third party, unless required by law or unless so authorised by the other Party in writing.
13.2 You acknowledge and agree that in order to provide our Services, we will require access to your Equipment and may need to log in remotely. Any personal data will be kept confidential and will only be used in accordance with our rights and obligations under clause 15.

14. Relationship of the Parties
14.1 Nothing in this Contract shall render or be deemed to render us an employee or agent of yours or you an employee or agent of ours.
14.2 Nothing in this Contract shall constitute or be deemed to constitute a partnership, joint venture, agency or other fiduciary relationship between the Parties other than the contractual relationship expressly provided for in this Contract.

15. Data Protection
15.1 All personal information that we may collect (including, but not limited to, your name and address) will be collected, used and held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018, to be superseded by the General Data Protection Regulation 2016, and any subsequent amendments to them.
15.2 We will not pass on your personal information to any third parties without first obtaining your express permission.

16. Force Majeure: No Party to this Contract shall be liable for any failure or delay in performing their 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 service provider failure, industrial action, civil unrest, fire, flood, storms, earthquakes, acts of terrorism, acts of war, governmental action or any other event that is beyond the control of the Party in question.

17. Assignment and Sub-Contracting
17.1 You may not, without our prior written consent, assign, transfer, charge, sub-contract or deal in any other manner with all or any of your rights or obligations under the Contract.
17.2 We may at any time assign, transfer, charge, sub-contract or deal in any other manner with all or any of our rights or obligations under the Contract, without obtaining your prior consent.

18. Non-Solicitation: Neither Party shall, for the Term of this Contract and for a period of 6 months after its termination or expiry, employ or contract the services of any person who is or was employed or otherwise engaged by the other Party at any time in relation to this Contract, without the express written consent of that Party, nor solicit or entice away from the other Party any customer or client of that Party where any such solicitation or enticement would cause damage to the business of that Party, without the express written consent of that Party.

19. Waiver: No failure or delay by either Party in exercising any of its rights under the Contract shall be deemed to be a waiver of that right, and no waiver by either Party of a breach of any provision of the Contract shall be deemed to be a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision.

20. Entire Agreement: The Contract constitutes the whole agreement between the parties and supersedes all previous agreements between the parties relating to its subject matter. Each Party acknowledges that, in entering into this Contract, it does not rely on any representation, warranty or other provision except as expressly provided in this Contract.

21. Third party rights: No part of the Contract is intended to confer rights on any third parties and accordingly the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 shall not apply to the Contract.

22. Notices: Notices will be deemed to have been duly received and properly served 24 hours after an email is sent or three working days after the date of posting of any letter. In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that it was properly addressed to the address provided, stamped and placed in the post and in the case of an email, that it was sent to the specified email address of the addressee.

23. Severance: In the event that one or more of the provisions of this Contract is found to be unlawful, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, that/those provision(s) shall be deemed severed from the remainder of this Contract. The remainder of this Contract shall be valid and enforceable.

24. Law and Jurisdiction
24.1 These Terms and Conditions and the Contract between you and us (whether contractual or otherwise) will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of England and Wales.
24.2 Any dispute, controversy, proceedings or claim between you and us relating to the Contract or these Terms and Conditions (whether contractual or otherwise) will be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.






Response Time


Business-wide Server or network errors1 business hour
HighErrors or requests affecting multiple individuals productivity4 business hours
MediumErrors or requests affecting individuals productivity8 business hours
LowService Requests not affecting individuals productivity24 business hours
RequestInstall/Move/Change48 business hours