Referral Partner Terms
(1) Swarm Energy a company registered in the United Kingdom under number 14588066 whose registered office is at Unit 4, The Old Forge Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, NE6 2HL (“the Company”) and
(2) The Referral Partner company or individual, (“the Referral Partner”)
(3) The Referral Partner operates its own website, group or community (“the Referral Partner Website”) for the purposes of marketing goods and services to its users.
(4) The Referral Partner wishes to enrol in the Referral Partner Programme, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and shall include one or more Referral Partner Link Pages on the Referral Partner Website which shall ink to a Referral Partner Landing Page on the Company Website.
IT IS AGREED as follows:
1. Definitions and Interpretation
- 1.1 In this Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meanings:
|means the commission payable by the Company to the Referral Partner for Completed Sales, as set out in Clause 7;
|means the completed purchase of goods and/or services offered for sale on the Company Website by a Referral Partner Referred User who has clicked through directly to the Company Website from a Referral Partner Link Page and that purchase has been completed during a single browser session;
|means, in relation to either Party, information which is disclosed to that Party by the other Party pursuant to or in connection with this Agreement (whether orally or in writing or any other medium, and whether or not the information is expressly stated to be confidential or marked as such);
|means the date of this Agreement, as described in sub-Clause 2.2;
|means, in respect of each Completed Sale, the gross revenue received by the Company, exclusive of VAT and any other tax, after the deduction of any rebate, allowance, credit, or other adjustment granted or allowed with respect to that Completed Sale, and any service fees or fulfilment or other charges (including credit card charges) paid or payable by the Company to any third party (other than the Referral Partner) in relation to that Completed Sale;
|“Referral Partner Landing Page”
|means a web page on the Company Website that the Company shall develop and that will be co-branded with the Referral Partner’s branding and the Company’s branding;
|“Referral Partner Link Page”
|means a web page on the Referral Partner Website which shall link directly to a Referral Partner Landing Page on the Company Website; and
|“Referral Partner Referred User”
|means a user who has clicked through to the Company Website from a Referral Partner Link Page;
- 1.2 Unless the context otherwise requires, each reference in this Agreement to:
- 1.2.1 “writing”, and any cognate expression, includes a reference to any communication effected by electronic or facsimile transmission or similar means;
- 1.2.2 a statute or a provision of a statute is a reference to that statute or provision as amended or re-enacted at the relevant time;
- 1.2.3 “this Agreement” is a reference to this Agreement and each of the Schedules as amended or supplemented at the relevant time;
- 1.2.4 a Schedule is a schedule to this Agreement;
- 1.2.5 a Clause or paragraph is a reference to a Clause of this Agreement; and
- 1.2.6 a “Party” or the “Parties” refer to the parties to this Agreement.
- 1.3 The headings used in this Agreement are for convenience only and shall have no effect upon the interpretation of this Agreement.
- 1.4 Words imparting the singular number shall include the plural and vice versa.
- 1.5 References to any gender shall include any other gender.
- 1.6 References to persons shall include corporations.
2. Enrolment in the Referral Partner Programme
- 2.1 By entering into this Agreement, the Referral Partner agrees to enrol in the Referral Partner Programme, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
- 2.2 The date of this Agreement shall be the Effective Date.
- 2.3 This Agreement shall be non-exclusive and shall not restrict or prevent the Company from entering into similar or different arrangements with third parties.
3. The Company’s Obligations
- 3.1 The Company shall be responsible for operating and maintaining the Company Website.
- 3.2 The Company shall create, operate, and maintain the Referral Partner Landing Page.
- 3.3 The Company shall provide the Referral Partner with a unique tracking link to provide to potential customers.
- 3.4 The Company shall provide to the Referral Partner the required materials to link to the Referral Partner Landing Page. These materials include the code for the link and image files to which such code should be applied.
- 3.6 The Company reserves the right to change the name of the Company Website at any time without notice.
4. Referral Partner’s Obligations
- 4.1 The Referral Partner shall use all commercially reasonable endeavours to market and promote the Company Website and the Company’s goods and services via the Referral Partner Link Page(s) in order to generate the maximum number of Completed Sales.
- 4.2 The Referral Partner shall operate and maintain the Referral Partner Website as under sub-Clause 5.1.
- 4.3 The Referral Partner shall provide the Company with all reasonable co-operation required in relation to the Company’s performance of its obligations under this Agreement.
- 4.4 The Referral Partner shall provide the Company with access to any and all information which may be reasonably required by the Company in relation to the Company’s performance of its obligations under this Agreement.
- 4.5 The Referral Partner shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations with respect to its business and to this Agreement.
- 4.6 In the event of any delay on the part of the Referral Partner in the performance of its obligations under this Agreement, the Company shall have the right to proportionately adjust any agreed dates for performance of its own obligations to the Referral Partner as is reasonably necessary.
- 4.7 The Referral Partner shall have no authority to legally bind the Company with respect to Referral Partner Referred Users, other users, or any other party. The Referral Partner shall not be appointed an agent of the Company for any purposes. The Referral Partner shall not make any representation or commitment about or on behalf of the Company, the Company Website, or the Company’s goods and services.
5 The Referral Partner Website and Materials
- 5.1 The Referral Partner shall be responsible for operating and maintaining the Referral Partner Website including, but not limited to, the proper operation and maintenance of all links to the Company Website.
6 Referral Partner Reports
Within 7 days after the end of each calendar month, the Company shall provide to the Referral Partner a report setting out the following data for that calendar month:
- 6.1 The total number of click-throughs to the Company Website from the Referral Partner Link Page(s);
- 6.2 The number of Referral Partner Referred Users who have registered on the Company Website; and
- 6.3 The number of Completed Sales, including a statement of the sums due to the Referral Partner as set out below in Clause 7.
7 Commission and Payment
- 7.1 The Company shall pay to the Referral Partner Commission at the rates set out in sub-Clause 7.2 on the Net Revenue for each Completed Sale.
- 7.2 Commission shall be calculated on the following basis:
|Commission per sale
|hub:one Early Adopter
- 7.3 Commission shall be payable only on actual receipts, not on an accruals basis. If the Company does not receive revenue on a Completed Sale, no Commission shall be payable to the Referral Partner.
- 7.4 All sums payable shall be exclusive of VAT. If VAT is chargeable, it shall be paid in addition.
- 7.5 The Referral Partner shall immediately notify the Company if its contact details or address details change during the Term of this Agreement and shall complete any and all forms required by HM Revenue & Customs and any other applicable public authority with respect to its activities under this Agreement.
- 7.6 The report specified above in Clause 6 shall include a statement of the sums due from the Company to the Referral Partner for the calendar month to which the report applies. The Company shall pay such sums to the Referral Partner within 30 calendar days after the date of the report or, if later, within 7 calendar days of the receipt of a proper VAT invoice.
- 7.7 In the event of any refunds issued for any reason including, but not limited to fraud and where such refunds are not incurred through any fault of the Company’s, the Referral Partner may be contacted to arrange for the repayment of any related Commission.
8 Intellectual Property Rights
- 8.1 The Company hereby grants to the Referral Partner a non-exclusive, non-transferrable, royalty free licence to use the Company’s trade marks and any and all other materials provided by the Company to the Referral Partner to the extent required to establish links, in the form of Referral Partner Link Pages, to the Company Website and to perform the Referral Partner’s obligations under this Agreement.
- 8.2 The Referral Partner hereby grants to the Company a non-exclusive, non-transferrable, royalty free licence to use the Referral Partner’s trade marks and any and all other materials to the extent required to operate the Referral Partner Programme and to perform the Company’s obligations under this Agreement.
- 8.3 The Referral Partner acknowledges and agrees that the Company (and its licensors, as applicable) own all intellectual property rights in the Company Website, any materials provided by the Company, and the Company’s goods and services. Except as expressly stated herein, this Agreement shall not grant the Referral Partner any rights to or in any copyrights, patents, database rights, trade marks (registered or unregistered), trade names, trade secrets, or any other rights or licences belonging to the Company.
- 8.4 The Company acknowledges and agrees that the Referral Partner (and its licensors, as applicable) own all intellectual property rights in the Referral Partner Website and any materials provided by the Referral Partner. Except as expressly stated herein, this Agreement shall not grant the Company any rights to or in any copyrights, patents, database rights, trade marks (registered or unregistered), trade names, trade secrets, or any other rights or licences belonging to the Referral Partner.
- 9.1 Except as provided by sub-Clause 9.2 or as authorised in writing by the other Party, each Party shall, at all times during the continuance of this Agreement and after its expiry or termination:
- 9.1.1 keep confidential all Confidential Information;
- 9.1.2 not disclose any Confidential Information to any other party;
- 9.1.3 not use any Confidential Information for any purpose other than as contemplated by and subject to this Agreement;
- 9.1.4 not make any copies of, record in any way or part with possession of any Confidential Information; and
- 9.1.5 ensure that none of its directors, officers, employees, agents, sub-contractors or advisers does any act which, if done by that Party, would be a breach of the provisions of sub-Clauses 9.1.1 to 9.1.4 above.
- 9.2 Either Party may:
- 9.2.1 disclose any Confidential Information to:
- a) any sub-contractor or supplier of that Party;
- b) any governmental or other authority or regulatory body; or
- c) any employee or officer of that Party or of any of the aforementioned persons, parties or bodies;
- to such extent only as is necessary for the purposes contemplated by this Agreement, or as required by law. In each case that Party shall first inform the person, party, or body in question that the Confidential Information is confidential and (except where the disclosure is to any such body under sub-Clause 9.2.1(b) or any employee or officer of any such body) obtaining and submitting to the other Party a written confidentiality undertaking from the party in question. Such undertaking should be as nearly as practicable in the terms of this Clause 9, to keep the Confidential Information confidential and to use it only for the purposes for which the disclosure is made; and
- 9.2.2 use any Confidential Information for any purpose, or disclose it to any other person, to the extent only that it is at the date of this Agreement, or at any time after that date becomes, public knowledge through no fault of that Party. In making such use or disclosure, that Party must not disclose any part of the Confidential Information which is not public knowledge.
- 9.2.1 disclose any Confidential Information to:
- 9.3 The provisions of this Clause 9 shall continue in force in accordance with their terms, notwithstanding the termination or expiry of this Agreement for any reason.
10 Data Protection
- 10.1 Each Party shall at all times, and at its own expense, ensure that it complies with the requirements of all legislation and regulatory requirements in force from time to time in the United Kingdom with respect to the use of personal data, and shall assist the other Party in complying with the same.
- 10.2 To the fullest extent permissible by law, We accept no liability to any User for any loss or damage, whether foreseeable or otherwise, in contract, tort (including negligence), for breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with the use of (or inability to use) Our Site or the use of or reliance upon any Content (including User Content, but not including Paid Content) included on Our Site.
- 11.1 Subject to sub-Clause 11.3, the Referral Partner shall indemnify the Company against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages, and losses (including, but not limited to, direct or consequential loss, loss of profit, loss of reputation, and any and all interest, penalties, and legal costs (calculated on a full indemnity basis) and all other reasonable costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by the Company arising out of or in connection with the Referral Partner Website or the marketing or sale of goods or services on the Referral Partner Website.
- 11.2 Subject to sub-Clause 11.3, the Company shall indemnify the Referral Partner against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages, and losses (including, but not limited to, direct or consequential loss, loss of profit, loss of reputation, and any and all interest, penalties, and legal costs (calculated on a full indemnity basis) and all other reasonable costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by the Referral Partner arising out of or in connection with the Company Website or the marketing or sale of goods or services on the Company Website.
- 11.3 The indemnities set out in sub-Clauses 11.1 and 11.2 shall apply provided that:
- 11.3.1 The indemnifying Party is given prompt notice of any such claim;
- 11.3.2 The indemnified Party provides reasonable co-operation to the indemnifying Party in the conduct of such claim at the indemnified Party’s expense; and
- 11.3.3 The Indemnifying Party is given the sole authority to defend or settle the claim.
- 12.1 Subject to sub-Clause 12.4, neither Party shall be liable to the other, whether in contact, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss of profit, revenue, goodwill, or anticipated savings.
- 12.2 Subject to sub-Clause 12.4, Neither Party shall be liable to the other, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for:
- 12.2.1 Any loss arising out of the lawful termination of this Agreement or any decision not to renew its Term; or
- 12.2.2 Any loss that is an indirect or secondary consequence of any act or omission of the Party in question.
- 12.3 Subject to sub-Clause 12.4, the total liability of either Party to the other in respect of all other loss or damage arising under or in connection with this Agreement, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall not exceed £1,000 for the entire Term of this Agreement (including renewals).
- 12.4 Nothing in this Agreement shall limit or exclude the liability of either Party for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or the negligence of its directors, officers, employees, agents, sub-contractors or advisers; fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; liability under the indemnity provisions set out above in Clause 11; or for any other matter in respect of which it would be unlawful to exclude or restrict liability.
13 Term and Termination
- 13.1 This Agreement shall come into force on the Effective Date and shall continue for an agreed Term of 1 year from that date, subject to the provisions of this Clause 13.
- 13.2 Either Party shall have the right, exercisable by giving not less than 7 days written notice to the other at any time prior to the expiry of the Term specified in sub-Clause 13.1 (or any further period for which this Agreement has been extended) to extend this Agreement for a further period.
- 13.3 The Company may terminate this Agreement on notice at any time if it discontinues or withdraws (in whole or in part) the Referral Partner Programme. The Company shall use reasonable endeavours to provide the Referral Partner with as much notice as is reasonably possible. Such termination shall be without any liability to the Referral Partner.
- 13.4 Without prejudice to any other rights or remedies to which either Party may be entitled, either Party may terminate this Agreement (without liability to the other) if:
- 13.4.1 any sum owing to that Party by the other Party under any of the provisions of this Agreement is not paid within 30 days of the due date for payment;
- 13.4.2 the other Party commits any other material breach of any of the provisions of this Agreement and, if the breach is capable of remedy, fails to remedy it within 14 days after being given written notice giving full particulars of the breach and requiring it to be remedied;
- 13.4.3 an encumbrancer takes possession, or where the other Party is a company, a receiver is appointed, of any of the property or assets of that other Party;
- 13.4.4 the other Party makes any voluntary arrangement with its creditors or, being a company, becomes subject to an administration order (within the meaning of the Insolvency Act 1986);
- 13.4.5 the other Party, being an individual or firm, has a bankruptcy order made against it or, being a company, goes into liquidation (except for the purposes of bona fide amalgamation or re-construction and in such a manner that the company resulting therefrom effectively agrees to be bound by or assume the obligations imposed on that other Party under this Agreement);
- 13.4.6 anything analogous to any of the foregoing under the law of any jurisdiction occurs in relation to the other Party;
- 13.4.7 the other Party ceases, or threatens to cease, to carry on business; or
- 13.4.8 control of the other Party is acquired by any person or connected persons not having control of that other Party on the date of this Agreement. For the purposes of this Clause 13, “control” and “connected persons” shall have the meanings ascribed thereto by Sections 1124 and 1122 respectively of the Corporation Tax Act 2010.
- 13.5 For the purposes of sub-Clause 13.5.2, a breach shall be considered capable of remedy if the Party in breach can comply with the provision in question in all respects.
- 13.6 The rights to terminate this Agreement shall not prejudice any other right or remedy of either Party in respect of the breach concerned (if any) or any other breach.
14 Effects of Termination
Upon the termination of this Agreement for any reason:
- 14.1 any sum owing by either Party to the other under any of the provisions of this Agreement shall become immediately due and payable;
- 14.2 all licences and benefits granted under this Agreement shall terminate immediately;
- 14.3 each Party shall return to the other Party (or destroy or otherwise dispose of, as requested) and make no further use of any materials, property, or other items (and any and all copies thereof) belonging to the other Party;
- 14.4 each Party shall (except to the extent referred to in Clause 9) immediately cease to use, either directly or indirectly, any Confidential Information, and shall immediately return to the other Party any documents in its possession or control which contain or record any Confidential Information;
- 14.5 all Clauses which, either expressly or by their nature, relate to the period after the expiry or termination of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect; and
- 14.6 termination shall not affect or prejudice any right to damages or other remedy which the terminating Party may have in respect of the event giving rise to the termination or any other right to damages or other remedy which any Party may have in respect of any breach of this Agreement which exist at or before the date of termination.
15 Force Majeure
- 15.1 Neither Party shall be liable for any failure or delay in performing their obligations under this Agreement where such failure or delay results from any cause that is beyond the reasonable control of that Party.
16 No Waiver
No failure or delay by either Party in exercising any of its rights under this Agreement shall be deemed to be a waiver of that right, and no waiver by either Party of a breach of any provision of this Agreement shall be deemed to be a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision.
17 Further Assurance
Each Party shall execute and do all such further deeds, documents, and things as may be necessary to carry the provisions of this Agreement into full force and effect.
Subject to any provisions to the contrary each Party shall pay its own costs of and incidental to the negotiation, preparation, execution, and carrying into effect of this Agreement.
19 Assignment and Other Dealings
- 19.1 The Referral Partner shall not assign, mortgage, charge (otherwise than by floating charge), declare a trust over, or sub-licence or otherwise delegate any of its rights under this Agreement, or sub-contractor otherwise delegate any of its obligations hereunder without the written consent of the Company, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld.
- 19.2 The Company may assign, mortgage, charge, declare a trust over, or sub-licence or otherwise delegate any of its rights under this Agreement, or sub-contractor otherwise delegate any of its obligations hereunder.
20 Relationship of the Parties
Nothing in this Agreement 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 Agreement.
21 Third Party Rights
No part of this Agreement is intended to confer rights on any third parties and accordingly the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 shall not apply to this Agreement.
- 22.1 All notices under this Agreement shall be in writing and be deemed duly given if signed by, or on behalf of, a duly authorised officer of the Party giving the notice.
- 22.2 Notices shall be deemed to have been duly given:
- 22.2.1 when delivered, if delivered by courier or other messenger (including registered mail) during normal business hours of the recipient; or
- 22.2.2 when sent, if transmitted by facsimile or e-mail and a successful transmission report or return receipt is generated; or
- 22.2.3 on the fifth business day following mailing, if mailed by national ordinary mail, postage prepaid; or
- 22.2.4 on the tenth business day following mailing, if mailed by airmail, postage prepaid.
- In each case notices shall be addressed to the most recent address, e-mail address, or facsimile number notified to the other Party.
23 Entire Agreement
- 23.1 This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties with respect to its subject matter and may not be modified except by an instrument in writing signed by the duly authorised representatives of the Parties.
- 23.2 Each Party shall acknowledge that, in entering into this Agreement, it does not rely on any representation, warranty or other provision except as expressly provided in this Agreement, and all conditions, warranties or other terms implied by statute or common law are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
In the event that one or more of the provisions of this Agreement is found to be unlawful, invalid, or otherwise unenforceable, that / those provision(s) shall be deemed severed from the remainder of this Agreement. The remainder of this Agreement shall be valid and enforceable.
25 Law and Jurisdiction
- 25.1 This Agreement (including any non-contractual matters and obligations arising therefrom or associated therewith) shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of England and Wales.
- 25.2 Any dispute, controversy, proceedings or claim between the Parties relating to this Agreement (including any non-contractual matters and obligations arising therefrom or associated therewith) shall fall within the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.