Terms of Use

About These Terms

What these terms cover. These are the terms and conditions on which we supply products to you, whether these are goods, services or digital content.

Why you should read them. Please read these terms carefully before you submit your order to us. These terms tell you who we are, how we will provide products to you, how you and we may change or end the contract, what to do if there is a problem and other important information.

Information About Us And How To Contact Us

Who we are. We are Fanfare Software Limited a company registered in England and Wales. Our company registration number is 10148741 and our registered office is at 69 Church Way, North Shields, United Kingdom, NE29 0AE

How to contact us. You can contact us by writing to us at help@fanfare.cc .

How we may contact you. If we have to contact you we will do so by email or telephone using the email address or phone number you provided to us in your account details.

“Writing” includes emails. When we use the words “writing” or “written” in these terms, this includes emails.

Our Contract With You

How we will accept your order. Our acceptance of your order will take place when we email you to accept it, at which point a contract will come into existence between you and us.

If we cannot accept your order. If we are unable to accept your order, we will inform you of this and will not charge you for the product. This might be because the product is unavailable, because of unexpected limits on our resources which we could not reasonably plan for, because we have identified an error in the price or description of the product or because we are unable to meet a delivery deadline you have specified.

Your order number. We will assign an order number to your order and tell you what it is when we accept your order. It will help us if you can tell us the order number whenever you contact us about your order.

Fanfare webapp and services. When you create a new site on the Fanfare platform, or upgrade the features of an existing site, we grant you a license to use our services until we withdraw the services, you downgrade or cancel your license, or you delete your data from the service. The price is set out on our website and will be confirmed to you during the ordering process and in your confirmation email.

Our Products

Products may vary slightly from their pictures. The images of the products on our website are for illustrative purposes only. Although we have made every effort to display the colours and quality or definition of the images accurately, we cannot guarantee that a device’s display accurately reflects the colour or quality/definition that your device will display. Your internet connection speed or bandwidth may impact the quality of the content you are able to access.

Our services can only be provided with an active internet connection, and via a modern web browser on a phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computing device. We cannot provide any guarantee that our service will be available on any other devices or through any browser that has not been updated in more than 12 months.

Your Rights To Make Changes

If you wish to make a change to the product you have ordered please contact us. We will let you know if the change is possible. If it is possible we will let you know about any changes to the price of the product, the timing of supply or anything else which would be necessary as a result of your requested change and ask you to confirm whether you wish to go ahead with the change. If we cannot make the change or the consequences of making the change are unacceptable to you, you may want to end the contract (see clause 8- Your rights to end the contract).

Our Rights To Make Changes

Minor changes to the products. We may change the product:

  1. to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements; and
  2. to implement minor technical adjustments and improvements, for example to address a security threat. These changes will may affect your use of the product and we shall notify you if we are aware that this is the case.

More significant changes to the products and these terms. In addition, as we informed you in the description of the product on our website, we may make the following changes to these terms or the product, but if we do so we will notify you and you may then contact us to end the contract before the changes take effect and receive a refund for any products paid for but not received:

  • The charges
  • The tools and services provided
  • Updates to platform services. We may update our webapp or require you to update your Fanfare sites, provided that the service we provide shall always match the description that we provided to you before you bought it.

Providing The Products

Delivery costs. The costs of delivery will be as displayed to you on our website. There is no charge for delivery of digital content.

Price: The costs and charges will be clearly displayed during the ordering process when you make a purchase.

When we will provide the products:

If the products are goods. If the products are goods we will contact you with an estimated delivery date.

If the product is a one-off purchase of digital content. We will make the digital content available for download by you as soon as we accept your order.

If the products are ongoing services or a subscription to receive goods or digital content. We will supply the services, goods or digital content to you until either the services are completed or the subscription expires (if applicable, for example a paid upgrade to your Fanfare site paid by monthly recurring charge) or you end the contract as described in clause 8 or we end the contract by written notice to you as described in clause 10.

We are not responsible for delays outside our control. If our supply of the products is delayed by an event outside our control then we will contact you as soon as possible to let you know and we will take steps to minimise the effect of the delay. Provided we do this we will not be liable for delays caused by the event, but if there is a risk of substantial delay you may contact us to end the contract and receive a refund for any products you have paid for but not received.

Your legal rights if we deliver goods late. You have legal rights if we deliver any goods late. If we miss the delivery deadline for any goods then you may treat the contract as at an end straight away if any of the following apply:

  • we have refused to deliver the goods;
  • delivery within the delivery deadline was essential (taking into account all the relevant circumstances); or
  • you told us before we accepted your order that delivery within the delivery deadline was essential.

Setting a new deadline for delivery. If you do not wish to treat the contract as at an end straight away, or do not have the right to do so under clause 7.6, you can give us a new deadline for delivery, which must be reasonable, and you can treat the contract as at an end if we do not meet the new deadline.

Ending the contract for late delivery. If you do choose to treat the contract as at an end for late delivery under clause 7.6 or clause 7.7, you can cancel your order for any of the goods or reject goods that have been delivered. If you wish, you can reject or cancel the order for some of those goods (not all of them), unless splitting them up would significantly reduce their value. After that we will refund any sums you have paid to us for the cancelled goods and their delivery.

When you become responsible for the goods. A product which is goods will be your responsibility from the time we deliver the product to the address you gave us.

When you own goods. You own a product which is goods once we have received payment in full.

What will happen if you do not give required information to us. We may need certain information from you so that we can supply the products to you, for example, your billing or delivery address or your payment information. If so, this will have been stated in the description of the products on our website. We will contact you in writing to ask for this information. If you do not give us this information within a reasonable time of us asking for it, or if you give us incomplete or incorrect information, we may either end the contract (and clause 10.2 will apply) or make an additional charge of a reasonable sum to compensate us for any extra work that is required as a result. We will not be responsible for supplying the products late or not supplying any part of them if this is caused by you not giving us the information we need within a reasonable time of us asking for it.

Reasons we may suspend the supply of products to you. We may have to suspend the supply of a product to:

  • deal with technical problems or make minor technical changes;
  • update the product to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements;
  • make changes to the product as requested by you or notified by us to you (see clause 6).

Your rights if we suspend the supply of products. We will contact you in advance to tell you we will be suspending supply of the product, unless the problem is urgent or an emergency. If we have to suspend the product for longer than 24 hours in any 30 day period we will adjust the price so that you do not pay for products while they are suspended. You may contact us to end the contract for a product if we suspend it, or tell you we are going to suspend it, in each case for a period of more than 30 days and we will refund any sums you have paid in advance for the product in respect of the period after you end the contract.

We may also suspend supply of the products if you do not pay. If you do not pay us for the products when you are supposed to (see clause 12.4) and you still do not make payment within 14 days of us reminding you that payment is due, we may suspend supply of the products until you have paid us the outstanding amounts. We will contact you to tell you we are suspending supply of the products. We will not suspend the products where you dispute the unpaid invoice (see clause 12.6). We will not charge you for the products during the period for which they are suspended. As well as suspending the products we can also charge you interest on your overdue payments (see clause 12.5).

Your Rights To End The Contract

You can always end your contract with us. Your rights when you end the contract will depend on what you have bought, whether there is anything wrong with it, how we are performing and when you decide to end the contract:

  1. If what you have bought is faulty or misdescribed you may have a legal right to end the contract (or to get the product repaired or replaced or a service re-performed or to get some or all of your money back), see clause 11;
  2. If you want to end the contract because of something we have done or have told you we are going to do, see clause 8.2;
  3. If you have just changed your mind about the product, see clause 8.3. You may be able to get a refund if you are within the cooling-off period, but this may be subject to deductions;
  4. In all other cases (if we are not at fault and there is no right to change your mind), see clause 8.6.

Ending the contract because of something we have done or are going to do. If you are ending a contract for a reason set out at (a) to (e) below the contract will end immediately and we will refund you in full for any products which have not been provided and you may also be entitled to compensation. The reasons are:

  • we have told you about an upcoming change to the product or these terms which you do not agree to (see clause 6.2);
  • we have told you about an error in the price or description of the product you have ordered and you do not wish to proceed;
  • there is a risk that supply of the products may be significantly delayed because of events outside our control;
  • we have suspended supply of the products for technical reasons, or notify you we are going to suspend them for technical reasons, in each case for a period of more than 30 days; or
  • you have a legal right to end the contract because of something we have done wrong (including because we have delivered late (see clause 7.6).

Exercising your right to change your mind (Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013). For most products bought online you have a legal right to change your mind within 14 days and receive a refund. These rights, under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013, are explained in more detail in these terms.

When you don’t have the right to change your mind. You do not have a right to change your mind in respect of:

  • digital products after you have started to download or stream these;
  • products sealed for health protection or hygiene purposes, once these have been unsealed after you receive them;
  • sealed audio or sealed video recordings or sealed computer software, once these products are unsealed after you receive them; and
  • any products which become mixed inseparably with other items after their delivery.

How long do I have to change my mind? You have 60 days after the day we email you to confirm we accept your order. Even though you have immediate access to the content we offer a full money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the service.

Ending the contract where we are not at fault and there is no right to change your mind. Even if we are not at fault and you do not have a right to change your mind (see clause 8.1), you can still end the contract before it is completed, however you may not be eligible for a refund. If you want to end a contract before it is completed where we are not at fault and you have not changed your mind, just contact us to let us know.

How To End The Contract With Us (including If You Have Changed Your Mind)

Tell us you want to end the contract. To end the contract with us, please let us know by doing one of the following:

  • Email. Email us at help@fanfare.cc. Please provide your name, email address, and details of the order.
  • By post. Simply write to us at our address, including details of what you bought, when you ordered or received it and your name and address.

How we will refund you. We will refund you the price you paid for the products including delivery costs, by the method you used for payment. However, we may make deductions from the price, as described below.

Deductions from refunds if you are exercising your right to change your mind. If you are exercising your right to change your mind:

Where the product is a service, we may deduct from any refund an amount for the supply of the service for the period for which it was supplied, ending with the time when you told us you had changed your mind. The amount will be in proportion to what has been supplied, in comparison with the full coverage of the contract.

When your refund will be made. We will make any refunds due to you as soon as possible. If you are exercising your right to change your mind then your refund will be made within 14 days of your telling us you have changed your mind.

Our Rights To End The Contract

We may end the contract if you break it. We may end the contract for a product at any time by writing to you if:

  1. you do not make any payment to us when it is due and you still do not make payment within 14 days of us reminding you that payment is due;
  2. you do not, within a reasonable time of us asking for it, provide us with information that is necessary for us to provide the products, for example, your address or updated or correct payment information;
  3. you breach a material term of this agreement.

You must compensate us if you break the contract. If we end the contract in the situations set out in clause 10.1 we will refund any money you have paid in advance for products we have not provided but we may deduct or charge you reasonable compensation for the net costs we will incur as a result of your breaking the contract.

We may withdraw the product. We may write to you to let you know that we are going to stop providing the product. We will let you know at least 30 days in advance of our stopping the supply of the product and will refund any sums you have paid in advance for products which will not be provided.

If There Is A Problem With The Product

How to tell us about problems. If you have any questions or complaints about the product, please contact us.

Summary of your legal rights. We are under a legal duty to supply products that are in conformity with this contract. See the box below for a summary of your key legal rights in relation to the product. Nothing in these terms will affect your legal rights.

Summary of your key legal rights

This is a summary of your key legal rights. These are subject to certain exceptions. For detailed information please visit the UK Citizens Advice website www.adviceguide.org.uk or call 03454 04 05 06.

If your product is digital content or services, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 says those products must be as described, fit for purpose and of satisfactory quality:

  1. If your digital content is faulty, you’re entitled to a repair or a replacement.
  2. If the fault can’t be fixed, or if it hasn’t been fixed within a reasonable time and without significant inconvenience, you can get some or all of your money back.
  3. If you can show the fault has damaged your device and we haven’t used reasonable care and skill, you may be entitled to a repair or compensation

See also clause 8.3.

See also Exercising your right to change your mind (Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013).

Price And Payment

Where to find the price for the product. The price of the product (which includes VAT) will be the price indicated on the order pages when you placed your order. We take all reasonable care to ensure that the price of the product advised to you is correct. However please see clause 12.3 for what happens if we discover an error in the price of the product you order.

We will pass on changes in the rate of VAT. If the rate of VAT changes between your order date and the date we supply the product, we will adjust the rate of VAT that you pay, unless you have already paid for the product in full before the change in the rate of VAT takes effect.

What happens if we got the price wrong. It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the products we sell may be incorrectly priced. We will normally check prices before accepting your order so that, where the product’s correct price at your order date is less than our stated price at your order date, we will charge the lower amount. If the product’s correct price at your order date is higher than the price stated to you, we will contact you for your instructions before we accept your order. If we accept and process your order where a pricing error is obvious and unmistakeable and could reasonably have been recognised by you as a mispricing, we may end the contract, refund you any sums you have paid and require the return of any goods provided to you.

When you must pay and how you must pay. We accept payment with Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express and Discover payment cards. When you must pay depends on what product you are buying:

For services, you must pay for the products before we provide them. We will charge your credit or debit card and upgrade your account immediately upon successful payment.

For digital content, you must pay for the products before you download them.

We can charge interest if you pay late. If you do not make any payment to us by the due date we may charge interest to you on the overdue amount at the rate of 4% a year above the base lending rate of Lloyds Bank plc from time to time. This interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until the date of actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. You must pay us interest together with any overdue amount.

What to do if you think an invoice is wrong. If you think an invoice is wrong please contact us promptly to let us know. You will not have to pay any interest until the dispute is resolved. Once the dispute is resolved we will charge you interest on correctly invoiced sums from the original due date.

Our Responsibility For Loss Or Damage Suffered By You

We are responsible to you for foreseeable loss and damage caused by us. If we fail to comply with these terms, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breaking this contract or our failing to use reasonable care and skill, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if either it is obvious that it will happen or if, at the time the contract was made, both we and you knew it might happen, for example, if you discussed it with us during the sales process.

We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors; for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; for breach of your legal rights in relation to the products as summarised at clause 11.2 ; and for defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987

If defective digital content which we have supplied damages a device or digital content belonging to you and this is caused by our failure to use reasonable care and skill we will either repair the damage or pay you compensation. However, we will not be liable for damage which you could have avoided by following our advice to apply an update offered to you free of charge or for damage which was caused by you failing to correctly follow installation instructions or to have in place the minimum system requirements advised by us.

We are not liable for business losses. If you use the products for any commercial, business or re-sale purpose we will have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

How We May Use Your Personal Information

How we may use your personal information. We will only use your personal information as set out in our privacy policy.

Other Important Terms

We may transfer this agreement to someone else. We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. You need our consent to transfer your rights to someone else (except that you can always transfer our guarantee). You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these terms to another person if we agree to this in writing.

Nobody else has any rights under this contract. This contract is between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms.

If a court finds part of this contract illegal, the rest will continue in force. Each of the paragraphs of these terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.

Even if we delay in enforcing this contract, we can still enforce it later. If we do not insist immediately that you do anything you are required to do under these terms, or if we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breaking this contract, that will not mean that you do not have to do those things and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date. For example, if you miss a payment and we do not chase you but we continue to provide the products, we can still require you to make the payment at a later date.

Which laws apply to this contract and where you may bring legal proceedings. These terms are governed by English law and you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in the English courts. If you live in Scotland you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in either the Scottish or the English courts. If you live in Northern Ireland you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in either the Northern Irish or the English courts.

Alternative dispute resolution. Alternative dispute resolution is a process where an independent body considers the facts of a dispute and seeks to resolve it, without you having to go to court. If you are not happy with how we have handled any complaint, you agree the we will attempt Mediation to try to resolve our dispute. We will advise you as to the details of such Mediation in the event that this is required. In addition, please note that disputes may be submitted for online resolution to the European Commission Online Dispute Resolution platform.