The membership terms of sale are below. For terms relating to the purchase of physical goods (including Hints & Tips) on our site, click here.

 

BACKGROUND:

These Terms of Sale, together with any and all other documents referred to herein, set out the terms under which Paid Content, accessed via Subscriptions, is sold by Us to consumers through this website, www.herefirst.org.uk (“Our Site”).  Please read these Terms of Sale carefully and ensure that you understand them before purchasing a Subscription.  You will be required to read and accept these Terms of Sale when ordering a Subscription.  If you do not agree to comply with and be bound by these Terms of Sale, you will not be able to purchase a Subscription and access Paid Content through Our Site.  These Terms of Sale, as well as any and all Contracts are in the English language only.

 

1. Definitions and Interpretation

1.1 In these Terms of Sale, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meanings:

 

“Contract” means a contract for the purchase of a Subscription to access Paid Content, as explained in Clause 6;
“Paid Content” means the digital content sold by Us through Our Site;
“Subscription” means a subscription to Our Site providing access to Paid Content, also known as “HERE First Membership”;
“Subscription Confirmation” means our acceptance and confirmation of your purchase of a Subscription;
“Subscription ID” means the reference number for your Subscription; and
“We/Us/Our” means Guideposts Trust Limited (‘Guideposts’), a company registered in England and Wales under company number 1282361, whose registered address is Willow Tree House, Two Rivers, Station Lane, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 4BH and whose main trading address is Willow Tree House, Two Rivers, Station Lane, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 4BH.

 

2. Information About Us

2.1 Our Site, www.herefirst.org.uk, is owned and operated by Guideposts, a limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 1282361, whose registered address is Willow Tree House, Two Rivers, Station Lane, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 4BH and whose main trading address is Willow Tree House, Two Rivers, Station Lane, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 4BH. Our VAT number is 332 7708 58.

 

3. Age Restrictions

3.1 Consumers may only purchase Subscriptions and access Paid Content through Our Site if they are at least 18 years of age.

 

4. Subscriptions, Paid Content, Pricing and Availability

4.1 We make all reasonable efforts to ensure that all descriptions of Subscriptions and Paid Content available from Us correspond to the actual Subscription and Paid Content that you will receive.

4.2 We may from time to time change Our prices. Changes in price will not affect any Subscription that you have already purchased but will apply to any subsequent renewal.  We will inform you of any change in price at least 30 before the change is due to take effect.  If you do not agree to such a change, you may cancel the Contract as described in sub-Clause 11.1.

4.3 Minor changes may, from time to time, be made to certain Paid Content, for example, to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements, or to address technical or security issues. These changes will not alter the main characteristics of the Paid Content and should not normally affect your use of that Paid Content.  However, if any change is made that would affect your use of the Paid Content, suitable information will be provided to you.

4.4 In some cases, as described in the relevant content descriptions, We may also make more significant changes to the Paid Content. If We do so, We will inform you at least 14 days before the changes are due to take effect.  If you do not agree to the changes, you may cancel the Contract as described in sub-Clause 11.1.

4.5 Where any updates are made to Paid Content, that Paid Content will continue to match Our description of it as provided to you before you purchased your Subscription to access the Paid Content. Please note that this does not prevent Us from enhancing the Paid Content, thereby going beyond the original description.

4.6 We make all reasonable efforts to ensure that all prices shown on Our Site are correct at the time of going online. Changes in price will not affect any order that you have already placed (please note sub-Clause 4.11 regarding VAT, however).

4.7 All prices are checked by Us before We accept your order. In the unlikely event that We have shown incorrect pricing information, We will contact you in writing to inform you of the mistake.  If the correct price is lower than that shown when you made your order, we will simply charge you the lower amount and continue processing your order.  If the correct price is higher, We will give you the option to purchase the Subscription at the correct price or to cancel your order (or the affected part of it).  We will not proceed with processing your order in this case until you respond.  If We do not receive a response from you within 7 days, We will treat your order as cancelled and notify you of this in writing.

4.8 If We discover an error in the price or description of your Subscription after your order is processed, We will inform you immediately and make all reasonable efforts to correct the error. You may, however, have the right to cancel the Contract if this happens.  If We inform you of such an error and you do wish to cancel the Contract, please refer to sub-Clause 11.4.

4.9 If the price of a Subscription that you have ordered changes between your order being placed and Us processing that order and taking payment, you will be charged the price shown on Our Site at the time of placing your order.

4.10 All prices on Our Site include VAT. If the VAT rate changes between your order being placed and Us taking payment, the amount of VAT payable will be automatically adjusted when taking payment.

 

5. Orders – How Contracts Are Formed

5.1 Our Site will guide you through the process of purchasing a Subscription. Before completing your purchase, you will be given the opportunity to review your order and amend it.  Please ensure that you have checked your order carefully before submitting it.

5.2 If, during the order process, you provide Us with incorrect or incomplete information, please contact Us as soon as possible. If We are unable to process your order due to incorrect or incomplete information, We will contact you to ask to correct it.  If you do not give us the accurate or complete information within a reasonable time of Our request, We will cancel your order and treat the Contract as being at an end.  We will not be responsible for any delay in the availability of Paid Content that results from you providing incorrect or incomplete information.

5.3 No part of Our Site constitutes a contractual offer capable of acceptance. Your order to purchase a Subscription constitutes a contractual offer that We may, at Our sole discretion, accept. Our acceptance is indicated by Us sending you a Subscription Confirmation by email.  Only once We have sent you a Subscription Confirmation will there be a legally binding Contract between Us and you.

5.4 Subscription Confirmations shall contain the following information:

5.4.1 Confirmation of the Subscription ordered including full details of the main characteristics of the Subscription and Paid Content available as part of it;

5.4.2 The duration of your Subscription (including the start date)

5.5 In the unlikely event that We do not accept or cannot fulfil your order for any reason, We will explain why in writing. No payment will be taken under normal circumstances.  If We have taken payment any such sums will be refunded to you as soon as possible and in any event within 14 days.

5.6 Any refunds under this Clause 5 will be issued to you as soon as possible, and in any event within 14 calendar days of the day on which the event triggering the refund occurs.

6. Payment

6.1 Payment for Subscriptions must always be made in advance. Your chosen payment method will be charged when we process your order and send you a Subscription Confirmation (this usually occurs immediately and you will be shown a message confirming your payment).

6.2 We accept the following methods of payment on Our Site:

6.2.1 Go Cardless Direct Debit

6.3 Alternatively, you can call our helpline to make a payment over the phone. In this case, the payment will be processed via Paypal.

6.4 If you do not make any payment due to Us on time, We will suspend your access to the Paid Content. For more information, please refer to sub-Clause 8.5.

6.5 If you believe that We have charged you an incorrect amount, please contact Us as soon as reasonably possible to let us know. You will not be charged for Paid Content while availability is suspended.

 

7. Provision of Paid Content

7.1 Paid Content appropriate to your Subscription will be available to you immediately when We send you a Subscription Confirmation and will continue to be available for the duration of your Subscription (including any renewals), or until you end the Contract.

7.2 When you place an order for a Subscription, you will be required to expressly acknowledge that you wish the Paid Content to be made available to you immediately. You will also be required to expressly acknowledge that by accessing (e.g. accessing, downloading or streaming) the Paid Content, you will lose your legal right to cancel if you change your mind (the “cooling-off period”).  Please see Clause 10.1 for more information.

7.3 In some limited circumstances, We may need to suspend the provision of Paid Content (in full or in part) for one or more of the following reasons:

7.3.1 To fix technical problems or to make necessary minor technical changes;

7.3.2 To update the Paid Content to comply with relevant changes in the law or other regulatory requirements;

7.3.3 To make more significant changes to the Paid Content, as described above in sub-Clause 4.5.

7.4 If We need to suspend availability of the Paid Content for any of the reasons set out in sub-Clause 7.3, We will inform you in advance of the suspension and explain why it is necessary (unless We need to suspend availability for urgent or emergency reasons such as a dangerous problem with the Paid Content, in which case We will inform you as soon as reasonably possible after suspension). If the suspension lasts (or We tell you that it is going to last) for more than 14 days, you may end the Contract as described below in sub-Clause 11.2.

7.5 We may suspend provision of the Paid Content if We do not receive payment on time from you. We may suspend provision of the Paid Content until We have received all outstanding sums due from you. If We do suspend provision of the Paid Content, We will inform you of the suspension.  You will not be charged for any Paid Content while provision is suspended.

7.6 Any refunds under this Clause 7 will be issued to you as soon as possible, and in any event within 14 calendar days of the day on which the event triggering the refund occurs.

 

8. Licence

8.1 When you purchase a Subscription to access Paid Content, We will grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable licence to access and use the relevant Paid Content for personal, non-commercial purposes. The licence granted to you does not give you any rights in Our Paid Content (including any material that We may licence from third parties).

8.2 The licence granted to you under sub-Clause 9.1 is subject to the following usage restrictions:

8.2.1 You may not copy, rent, sell, publish, republish, share, broadcast or otherwise transmit the Paid Content (or any part of it) or make it available to the public except as permitted under the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (Chapter 3 ‘Acts Permitted in relation to Copyright Works’).

 

9. Problems with the Paid Content

9.1 By law, We must provide digital content that is of satisfactory quality, fit for purpose, and as described. If any Paid Content available through your Subscription does not comply, please contact Us as soon as reasonably possible to inform Us of the problem.

9.2 If there is a problem with any Paid Content, please contact Us at hereinfo@guideposts.org.uk or visit the contact page on Our Site www.herefirst.org.uk/contact-us to inform our helpline team (call 0300 222 5709) of the problem.

9.3 Refunds (whether full or partial, including reductions in price) under this Clause 9 will be issued within 14 calendar days of the day on which We agree that you are entitled to the refund.

9.4 For further information on your rights as a consumer, please contact your local Citizens’ Advice Bureau or Trading Standards Office.

 

10. Cancelling Your Subscription

10.1 If you are a consumer in the European Union, by default you have a legal right to a “cooling-off” period within which you can cancel the Contract for any reason, including if you have changed your mind, and receive a refund. The period begins once We have sent you your Subscription Confirmation (i.e. when the Contract between you and Us is formed) and ends when you access (e.g. download or stream) the Paid Content, or 14 calendar days after the date of Our Subscription Confirmation, whichever occurs first.

10.2 After the cooling-off period, you may cancel your Subscription at any time, however subject to sub-Clause 10.3 and Clause 11, We cannot offer any refunds.

10.3 If you purchase a Subscription by mistake (or allow your Subscription to renew by mistake), please inform Us as soon as possible and do not attempt to access any Paid Content. Provided you have not accessed any Paid Content since the start date (or renewal date, as appropriate) of the Subscription We will be able to cancel the Subscription and issue a full refund.  If you have accessed any Paid Content once the Subscription has started, We will not be able to offer any refund and you will continue to have access to the Paid Content for the remainder of the Subscription (up until the renewal or expiry date, as applicable).

10.4 If you wish to exercise your right to cancel under this Clause 10, you may inform Us of your cancellation in any way you wish.

10.4.1 If you purchased a Subscription via the HERE First website, you can cancel your Subscription at any time by cancelling the direct debit created upon Subscription. The direct debit should show up as “GOCARDLESS.COM” and the reference should begin with “GUIDEPOSTS”.

10.4.2 If you purchased a Subscription over the phone, you can call the HERE First helpline to request a cancellation, or use the Contact the Team form (support.herefirst.org.uk/app/ask) and select “Cancel Membership”.

10.5 We may ask you why you have chosen to cancel and may use any answers you provide to improve Our content and services, however please note that you are under no obligation to provide any details if you do not wish to.

10.6 Refunds under this Clause 10 will be issued to you as soon as possible, and in any event within 14 calendar days of the day on which you inform Us that you wish to cancel.

 

11. Your Other Rights to End the Contract

11.1 You may end the Contract at any time if We have informed you of a forthcoming change to your Subscription or the Paid Content (as described in sub-Clauses 4.3 or 4.5), or to these Terms of Sale that you do not agree to. If the change is set to take effect before the end of your current Subscription, We will issue you with a pro-rated refund equal to the remaining time left in that Subscription.  If the change will not take effect until the expiry of your current Subscription, the Contract will end at the end of that Subscription period and you will continue to have access to the Paid Content until that date.

11.2 If We have suspended availability of the Paid Content for more than 30 days or We have informed you that We are going to suspend availability for more than 30 days, you may end the Contract immediately, as described in sub-Clause 9.4. If you end the Contract for this reason, We will issue you with a pro-rated

11.3 If We inform you of an error in the price or description of your Subscription or the Paid Content and you wish to end the Contract as a result, you may end it immediately. If you end the Contract for this reason, We will issue you with a full

11.4 You also have a legal right to end the Contract at any time if We are in breach of it. You may also be entitled to a full or partial refund and compensation.  For more details of your legal rights, please refer to your local Citizens Advice Bureau or Trading Standards Office.

11.5 Refunds under this Clause 11 will be made within 14 calendar days of the date on which your cancellation becomes effective.

11.6 If you wish to exercise your right to cancel under this Clause 12, you may do so in any way you wish, however for your convenience We offer a cancellation form on Our Site (support.herefirst.org.uk/app/ask) where you can select “I want a refund” and provide us with the details of your request. Alternatively, call our helpline team on 0300 222 5709.

11.7 We may ask you why you have chosen to cancel and may use any answers you provide to improve Our content and services, however please note that you are under no obligation to provide any details if you do not wish to.

 

12. Our Liability to Consumers

12.1 We will be responsible for any foreseeable loss or damage that you may suffer as a result of Our breach of these Terms of Sale (or the Contract) or as a result of Our negligence. Loss or damage is foreseeable if it is an obvious consequence of Our breach or negligence or if it is contemplated by you and Us when the Contract is created.  We will not be responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable.

12.2 Our Paid Content is intended for non-commercial use only. We make no warranty or representation that the Paid Content is fit for commercial, business or industrial use of any kind.  We will not be liable to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, interruption to business, or for any loss of business opportunity.

12.3 If, as a result of Our failure to exercise reasonable care and skill, any digital content (including but not limited to Paid Content) from Our Site damages your device or other digital content belonging to you, We will either repair the damage or pay you appropriate compensation. Please note that We will not be liable under this provision if:

12.3.1 We have informed you of the problem and provided a free update designed to fix it, but you have not applied the update; or

12.3.2 The damage has been caused by your own failure to follow Our instructions; or

12.3.3 Your device does not meet any relevant minimum system requirements that We have made you aware of before you purchased your Subscription.

12.4 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions seeks to limit or exclude Our liability for death or personal injury caused by Our negligence (including that of Our employees, agents or sub-contractors); or for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

12.5 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions seeks to exclude or limit your legal rights as a consumer. For more details of your legal rights, please refer to your local Citizens Advice Bureau or Trading Standards Office.

 

13. Contacting Us

13.1 If you wish to contact Us with general questions or complaints, you may contact Us by telephone at 0300 222 5709, by email at hereinfo@guideposts.org.uk, or by post at Guideposts, Willow Tree House, Two Rivers, Station Lane, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 4BH..

13.2 For matters relating the Paid Content or your Subscription, please contact Us by telephone at 0300 222 5709, by email at hereinfo@guideposts.org.uk, or by post at Guideposts, Two Rivers, Station Lane, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 4BH..

13.3 For matters relating to cancellations, please contact Us by telephone at 0300 222 5709, by email at hereinfo@guideposts.org.uk, or by post at Guideposts, Two Rivers, Station Lane, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 4BH..

 

14. Complaints and Feedback

14.1 We always welcome feedback from Our customers and, whilst We always use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that your experience as a customer of Ours is a positive one, We nevertheless want to hear from you if you have any cause for complaint.

14.2 All complaints are handled in accordance with Our complaints handling policy and procedure, available from https://guideposts.org.uk/tellusyourviews/.

14.3 If you wish to complain about any aspect of your dealings with Us, please contact Us in one of the following ways:

14.3.1 In writing, addressed to HERE First Service Manager at Guideposts, Willow Tree House, Two Rivers, Station Lane, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 4BH..

14.3.2 By email, addressed to HERE First Service Manager at hereinfo@guideposts.org.uk

14.3.3 By contacting Us by telephone on 0300 222 5709.

 

15. How We Use Your Personal Information (Data Protection)

15.1. All personal information that We may collect (including, but not limited to, your name, address and telephone number) will be collected, used and held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and your rights under that Act.

15.2 We may use your personal information to:

15.2.1 Provide Subscriptions and Paid Content to you;

15.2.2 Process your payment; and

15.2.3 Inform you of new products and/or services available from Us (if you opt or have previously opted to receive it). You may request that We stop sending you this information at any time.

15.3 We will not pass on your personal information to any third parties without first obtaining your express permission or unless the law requires it.

15.4 For more information on what information we collect and how we handle it, see our privacy policy at herefirst.org.uk/privacy-policy.

 

16. Other Important Terms

16.1 We may transfer (assign) Our obligations and rights under these Terms of Sale (and under the Contract, as applicable) to a third party (this may happen, for example, if We sell Our business). If this occurs, you will be informed by Us in writing.  Your rights under these Terms of Sale (and the Contract) will not be affected and Our obligations under these Terms of Sale (and the Contract) will be transferred to the third party who will remain bound by them.

16.2 The Contract is between you and Us. It is not intended to benefit any other person or third party in any way and no such person or party will be entitled to enforce any provision of these Terms of Sale.

16.3 If any of the provisions of these Terms of Sale are found to be unlawful, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by any court or other authority, that/those provision(s) shall be deemed severed from the remainder of these Terms of Sale. The remainder of these Terms of Sale shall be valid and enforceable.

16.4 No failure or delay by Us in exercising any of Our rights under these Terms of Sale means that We have waived that right, and no waiver by Us of a breach of any provision of these Terms of Sale means that We will waive any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision.

16.5 We may revise these Terms of Sale from time to time in response to changes in relevant laws and other regulatory requirements. If We change these Terms of Sale as they relate to your Subscription, We will give you reasonable advance notice of the changes and provide details of how to cancel if you are not happy with them (also see sub-Clause 12.1 above).

 

17. Law and Jurisdiction

17.1 These Terms of Sale, and the relationship between you and Us (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, English law.

17.2 If you are a consumer, any disputes concerning these Terms of Sale, the relationship between you and Us, or any matters arising therefrom or associated therewith (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England, Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland, as determined by your residency.

17.3 If you are a business, any disputes concerning these Terms of Sale, the relationship between you and Us, or any matters arising therefrom or associated therewith (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.