Terms and Conditions

This page (together with our Privacy Policy www.birdsongdata.com/privacy-policy) gives you information about us and the legal terms and conditions (Terms) on which we provide any of the services (Services) listed on our website (our site) to you.

These Terms will apply to any contract between us for the provision of Services to you (Contract). Please read these Terms carefully and make sure that you understand them, before ordering any Services from our site. Please note that before placing an order you will be asked to agree to these Terms. If you refuse to accept these Terms, you will not be able to order any Services from our site.

These Terms were most recently updated on 1 April 2017

These Terms, and any Contract between us, are only in the English language.

  1. Information about us: www,birdsongdata.com is operated by Digital Tomorrow Today Limited, a company registered in England and Wales under company number 04453239 and with our registered office at 16 The Havens Ransomes Europark Ipswich Suffolk IP3 9SJ. Our main trading address is Unit 1, Brightwell Barns, Ipswich Road, Brightwell, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP10 0BJ. Our VAT number is 104 7214 53.
  2. Contacting us: You may contact us in writing at the address above, by contacting our customer service team on Skype at 0208 1442877 or by e-mailing us at [email protected]
  3. Use of our site: We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
  4. Content of our site: Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up-to-date. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.
  5. Third Party links: We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
  6. How we use your personal information: We only use your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy www.birdsongdata.com/privacy-policy Please take the time to read this, as it includes important terms which apply to you.
  7. Age restrictions: If you are a consumer, you may only purchase Services from our site if you are at least 18 years old. This website is not directed at children under 13 years of age and we do not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from children under 13 or knowingly allow such persons to create accounts.
  8. Authority to bind business: If you are not a consumer, you confirm that you have authority to bind any business on whose behalf you use our site to order Reports. You also acknowledge that the cancellation rights set out in clauses 14 to 16 (inclusive) do not apply to customers who are not consumers.
  9. Exclusion of other terms: These Terms and any document expressly referred to in them constitute the entire agreement between you and us and supersede and extinguish all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between us, whether written or oral, relating to their subject matter.
  10. Placing orders for Services: Our site will guide you through the steps you need to take to place an order for Services, which will include defining the search criteria, reviewing and selecting appropriate social media accounts, as well as specifying any additional requirements, on which BirdSong Data reports (Reports) will be prepared. We will provide a quote adapted to suit your requirements by email together with our terms and conditions and a unique reference number (Quote) which will be valid for 15 days from the date of issue only. Formation of Contract between us: Your approval of the Quote for the provision of Services, which must be communicated to us in writing, is an offer by you to enter into a contract with us for the provision of those Services on these Terms. We may accept that offer at any time after your approval of the Quote is confirmed by sending you an email (or other acknowledgement) confirming that your offer has been accepted or by commencing the provision of the Services, at which point the Contract between us for the provision of the Services will come into force. The contract will be conditional upon payment being made by you in accordance with clause 26.
  11. If we are unable to provide the Services: If we are unable to provide you with the whole or substantially the whole of the relevant Services, for example because of the unavailability of relevant social media channel APIs, changes in the terms of use applying to those APIs, lack of processing or server capacity or any other reason which is outside our control, we will inform you of this by e-mail and will be entitled to cancel any Contract entered into under clause 10. If you have already paid for the Services, we will refund either (i) if we are unable to provide any of the Services, thefull amount charged for the Services or (ii) if we are able to provide part of the Services only, an amount proportionate to the part of the Services which we have been unable to provide (to be determined in our absolute discretion).
  12. Changes to these Terms: We may amend these Terms from time to time. Please look at the top of this page to see when these Terms were last updated. Every time you order Services from us, the Terms in force at the time of your order will apply to the Contract between you and us.
  13. Revisions to the Terms after a Contract is made: We may only revise these terms in respect of a particular Contract for the supply of Services which has already been entered into to the extent necessary to reflect any changes in law or regulatory requirements or changes in the relevant social media API functionality or terms of use.
  14. Consumer Cancellation Rights - Reports: If you are a “consumer” as defined under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (the Regulations), you have a legal right to cancel a Contract for the provision of one or more Report(s) during the period ending on the earlier of (i) 14 days from the date on which the Contract for the provision of the Report(s) was entered into and (ii) in respect of each Report, the date on which you download the Report. If you exercise this right to cancel then the funds with which you purchased the Report will be refunded to you (subject to any deduction under clause 16).
  15. Consumer Cancellation Rights – Notification: To cancel a Contract for the provision of a Report, you need to let us know that you have decided to cancel. The easiest way to do this is to complete the cancellation form on our website. If you exercise this right to cancel then the funds with which you purchased the Report will be refunded to you (subject to any deduction under clause 16).
  16. Consumer consent to provision of services during cancellation period If you are a “consumer” (as defined under the Regulations) then you acknowledge and agree that by placing an order for the provision of a Report you consent to us commencing the provision of our services in respect of the production of the Report immediately and that if you later cancel the provision of these services under the regulations you will be liable for the cost of all services provided by us in respect of the Report up to the date of cancellation. You acknowledge that the full cost of these services will have been incurred once we begin processing the Report and that accordingly the cost of those services shall be deemed to be the full amount paid by you for the provision of the Report.
  17. Delivery of Reports: We will confirm the estimated delivery date for each Report which is to be provided as part of the Services at the time we send you the Quote. Occasionally our delivery to you may be affected by an Event Outside Our Control. See clause 32 for our responsibilities when this happens
  18. Intellectual Property Rights in Reports: The intellectual property rights in the Reports and any other deliverables produced as part of the Services are owned by us or licensed to us under the terms of the relevant social media channel API terms of use. To the extent that we own these rights or have the ability to do so under the terms of our license, we grant to you a non-exclusive, irrevocable licence (with no ability to assign or sub-licence) to use such rights for all purposes reasonably connected with the provision of the Services. Other than any such rights which are owned by us, we do not provide any warranty that we are entitled to licence such rights on these terms and shall have no liability in respect of any claim by any third party that use of such rights infringes their intellectual property rights. The data contained in Reports shall remain our property and no right or title in this will be transferred to you save pursuant to the limited licence set out in this clause.
  19. Intellectual Property Rights in our site: We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
  20. Provision of Services outside the United Kingdom: If you order Reports from a jurisdiction other than England and Wales then you must comply with all applicable laws and regulations of your local jurisdiction which may relate to the provision of Reports. We will not be liable or responsible if you break any such law.
  21. Pricing of Services: The prices of the Services will be specified on the Quote sent to you for your order. Prices are partly based on the number of follower, fans (or similar terms for other social media channels) as reported by the relevant social media channel API at the time the order is submitted. Please note that the number of followers, fans etc. in the final Report may differ from this number for a variety of reasons (including, without limitation, deleted accounts which are still shown as followers or fans).
  22. Alteration of Prices: The price of a particular Service and the scope of such Service may change from time to time. These changes will not affect any order you have already placed for a Report or the price which you have already paid.
  23. Changes in scope of Services and Reports: We may need to revise the scope of the Services and/or Reports which we can provide from time to time to reflect changes in the functionality and/or terms of use of the relevant social media channel APIs.
  24. Value Added Tax: The price of the Services excludes VAT or other sales tax (where applicable). For UK customers, VAT will be charged at the applicable current rate chargeable in the UK for the time being at the time the Contract is formed and for customers outside the UK any applicable sales tax will be charged at the applicable current rate. We will rely on the information provided by you about your country of residence or incorporation and your status as a business or consumer when calculating the applicable VAT and will not be liable for any inaccuracy in the information provided by you.
  25. How to pay: Payments are processed by our third party payment processor, Stripe (https://stripe.com/gb) and may only be made using payment sources accepted by them. You may be required to accept additional terms of service imposed by them when payments are made. If your payment is made in a currency other than US Dollars (US$) then you will be responsible for all exchange rate costs and associated risks. We may in certain circumstances accept and/or require alternative payment methods such as Paypal or direct bank transfer, but shall not be obliged to do so.
  26. Timing of payment: On receiving approval of the Quote from you, we will send you an invoice in US Dollars for either a minimum order value or a fixed price which will need to be paid prior to our commencing work on a Report.
  27. Limited warranty: Except as expressly stated in these Terms, we do not give any representation, warranties or undertakings in relation to the Services or the Reports. Any representation, condition or warranty which might be implied or incorporated into these Terms by statute, common law or otherwise is excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. In particular, we will not be responsible for ensuring that the Reports are suitable for your purposes.
  28. Use of Reports: You agree and undertake that you will not use any Report(s) provided by us for any purpose which is illegal, in breach of any rule or regulation, defamatory of any person, which infringes the intellectual property of any person or which in breach of the terms of use of any relevant social media channel APIs (such terms of use being incorporated by reference into this clause as if set out in full herein).
  29. Limitation of liability: We only supply the Services for internal use by you or your business, and you agree not to use the Services or Reports for any resale purposes. Nothing in these Terms limits or excludes our liability for (i) death or personal injury caused by our negligence; (ii) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation (iii) breach of any representation, condition or warranty implied into these Terms and which cannot legally by excluded. Subject to the foregoing we will not be liable to you in any circumstances whether in contract, tort or otherwise for any loss of profits, sales, business or revenue; loss or corruption of data, information or software; loss of business opportunity; loss of anticipated savings; loss of goodwill; or any indirect or consequential loss. Subject to the preceding provisions of this clause, our total liability to you in respect of all losses arising under or in connection with the Contract shall in no circumstances exceed the price paid for the Services and/or Reports in respect of which such losses arise.
  30. Events Outside Our Control: We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under a Contract that is caused by an Event Outside Our Control. An Event Outside Our Control is defined below in clause 31.
  31. Definition of “Event Outside Our Control”: this means any act or event beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action by third parties, civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war, fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster, or failure of public or private telecommunications networks, failure or unavailability of social media channel APIs, or changes in the functionality or terms of use of social media APIs.
  32. Consequences of Events Outside Our Control: if an Event Outside Our Control takes place that affects the performance of our obligations under a Contract we will contact you as soon as reasonably practicable to notify you and (at our option) may either notify a later delivery date for any Reports or cancel the Contract and refund the relevant amount to you.
  33. Transferring Rights and Obligations: We may transfer our rights and obligations under a Contract to another organisation, but this will not affect your rights or our obligations under these Terms. You may only transfer your rights or obligations under these Terms or a Contract to another person if we agree in writing.
  34. Third Party Rights: any Contract formed is between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms, whether under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise.
  35. Severance of Terms: Each of the paragraphs of these Terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.
  36. No waiver of rights: If we fail to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these Terms, or if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a default by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later default by you.
  37. Governing law and jurisdiction: these Terms are governed by English law. This means a Contract for the provision of Services through our site and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it will be governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are consumer and a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are a consumer and a resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.