Terms & Conditions
PUBLIC OFFER AGREEMENT
1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
1.1. This document is a public offer of ASTON ALLIANCE International Business Consortium - Group of following companies acting on the basis of MOU of ASTON ALLIANCE Business Consortium:
- HEADQUARTERS of Aston Alliance: Brit Management Consultants Ltd., a company having its registered office at Suite 4023 Mitchell House, 5 Mitchell Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH6 7BD:
- Regional Office (Europe): Saipal Synergy (Prague, Czech Republic);
- Regional Office (GCC & MENA): Gulf Online Services FZE (Dubai, UAE);
- Regional & Country Offices (Asia & Pacific): Eurasian Patent Bureau (Almaty, Kazakhstan), Asian Intellectual Property Ltd (Tashkent, Uzbekistan);
- Regional Office (Eurasia & CIS-Countries): Aston Eurasia (Moscow, Russia).
All companies members of ASTON ALLIANCE International Business Consortium are providing professional IP-protection and monetization services hereinafter referred to as «Contractor», and contains all the essential terms of the provision of information and consulting services.
1.2. The Public Offer is an official document and published on the website of the Contractor at the address: https://aston-alliance.com/terms-conditions
1.3. In case of payment for services, legal entity or individual thereby confirming the adoption and acceptance of the following terms of the Public Offer and becomes the Customer. The Contractor and the Customer are the Parties of the Public Offer.
1.4. Public Offer does not require signing and stamped by the Customer and maintaining full force and effect.
1.5. In connection with the aforementioned, Customer must attentively read the text of this Public Offer and in case of disagreement with the terms and conditions — refuse to conclude the Public Offer and using Contractor’s services.
2. SUBJECT OF THE AGREEMENT
2.1. In accordance with the terms of this Agreement, the Contractor shall provide the services specified in the invoice and the Customer undertakes to pay for these services in accordance with the invoice.
3. ACCEPTANCE AND CONTRACTING OF THE PUBLIC OFFER
3.1. Customer makes acceptance of the Public Offer by paying of the Contractor’s Invoices issued by Contractor. Customer’s acceptance of this Public Offer means that he/she is fully agreed with all the provisions of this Public Offer.
3.2. By acceptance of the Public Offer in the order specified in paragraph. 3.1 of the Public Offer, the Customer warrants that he/she is familiar, agree, fully and unconditionally accept all the terms of the Public Offer in the form in which they are presented.
4. RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTIES
4.1. The Contractor undertakes to:
4.1.1. Organize and ensure the proper provision of services.
4.1.2. Use all personal data and confidential information about the Customer only for provision of services, do not transfer and do not show information indicated in documentation and customer information to the third parties.
4.1.3. Give oral and written consultations on additional issues of the Customer. The amount and timing of counseling, and the form of consultation is determined in each case independently by the Contractor.
4.2. The Contractor is entitled to:
4.2.1. Unilaterally determine the value of the services provided and to change the terms of this Public Offer.
4.2.2. Independently determine the form and methods of services providing on the basis of legal requirements, technical capabilities, as well as the specific conditions of the agreement taking into account wishes of the Customer.
4.2.3. Use the services of any natural persons or legal entities, for the purpose of timely and quality fulfillment of obligations under the Agreement. Independently determine the composition of professionals providing services, and at its discretion to distribute the work between them.
4.2.4. To demand payment for rendered services or for services which are planned to be provided.
4.2.5. To refuse providing services for Customer in the case of non-payment (partial payment) for services in a timely manner, at untimely providing of the application for the provision of services.
4.2.6. To get from the Customer any information which is necessary to perform its obligations under the Agreement. In case of any incorrect or incomplete information which was provided by the Customer the Contractor is entitled to suspend performance of its obligations under the Agreement before providing the necessary information.
4.3. Contractor services can include (but are not limited to):
4.3.1. Research IP-Works for uniqueness in different databases.
4.3.2. Obtaining information and descriptions.
4.3.3. Editing and/or optimization of descriptions.
4.3.4. Analysis and recommendations on optimal IP-Portfolio structure, management, protection.
4.4. The Customer undertakes:
4.4.1. Timely and fully pay the cost of Contractor’s providing services in the order, in time and in the amount set forth herein.
4.4.2. To provide the Contractor with all the information and descriptions which would be necessary to fulfill its obligations under Agreement.
4.4.3. Do not disclose confidential information and other data provided by the Contractor in connection with the execution of this Agreement.
5. COST OF SERVICES AND PAYMENT PROCEDURE
5.1. The costs of services are determined by the Contractor in invoices to be issued by Regional offices.
5.2. Payment for Services under this Agreement shall be made on the basis of 100% prepayment and in the manner prescribed by this Agreement.
5.3. The Customer is solely responsible for the accuracy of payments. The moment of payment is considered after receipt of funds to the Contractor’s bank or merchant account.
5.4. Contractor reserves the right to change rates at their discretion.
5.5. Rates indicated for standard services. In case of provision of the additional Services, the value will be increased accordingly.
5.6. Fee for the Contractor’s services is not refundable.
6. TERMS OF SERVICE
6.1. Term of services negotiated individually with the Customer and starts to run from the date of receipt by the Contractor of all the required amount of information from the Customer.
6.2. The Agreement ends upon expiration of its duration.
6.3. Customer will be required to make all payments due during the duration of the Agreement.
7.1. By entering into this Agreement, Customer hereby acknowledge and agree that it is expressly subject to all warranties, promises and guarantees given and made by Customer as are set forth in the Terms of Service.
8. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS OF WARRANTIES
8.1. Customer must acknowledge the following with respect to services:
8.1.1. All fees are non-refundable.
8.1.2. All fees, services, documents, recommendations, and reports are confidential.
8.1.3. Contractor has no control over the policies of IP-registration authorities.
8.1.4. If Customer will not provide required for IP-registration, expertise (or other types of works) documents, within 30 days after receiving from Contractor questionnaires, requests, templates, etc - all paid by Customer services will be considered as properly executed by Contractor.
9.1. The Contractor and the Customer acknowledge that this Agreement is reasonable, valid and enforceable.
9.2. If any term, covenant, condition or provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void or unenforceable, it is the parties’ intent that such provision be changed in scope by the court only to the extent deemed necessary by that court to render the provision reasonable and enforceable and the remainder of the provisions of this Agreement will in no way be affected, impaired or invalidated as a result.
10.1. The Contractor reserves the right to modify, update, add, delete, revise and change this Agreement as well as the Terms of Service at any time. Such changes are effective, and Customer agrees to be bound by such changes.
11. DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE
11.1. Customer’s claims for the Services provided by the Contractor are taking into consideration within 2 months from the date when the dispute arose and through an email.
11.2. Contractor and the Customer taking into account the nature of the Service provided and undertake in the case of disputes and disagreements relating to the provision of Services to apply the pre-trial procedure for settling the dispute.
11.3. The Parties shall use all reasonable efforts to settle through negotiations any disputes arising out of this Agreement, in connection with it or its violation, termination or validity.
11.4. Matters arising from the interpretation and application of this Agreement and are not regulated by it are governed by the laws in force of the United Kingdom. The Parties shall use all reasonable efforts to settle through negotiations any disputes arising out of this Agreement, in connection with it or its violation, termination or validity.
12.1. Parties agree that each shall maintain and not disclose any and all confidential or proprietary information that is received from the other as a result of or in connection with Agreement and/or Services provided in connection therewith.
12.2. Neither Customer nor Contractor will, without the other’s prior written consent, disclose to any third party any information concerning the other’s proprietary or confidential information and material, including but not limited to the business or method of working of the other party, which may be revealed as a result of or in connection with Agreement and/or Services, except as required by law, to the extent that such information may become public knowledge, may be acquired or generated by either party independently from something other than by a breach of this clause or to obtain legal or tax advice.
12.3. This clause shall survive termination of the Agreement.
13. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
13.1. This agreement and any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.
13.2. Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with this agreement or its subject matter or formation.
14. GENERAL PROVISIONS
14.1. Headings are inserted for the convenience of the parties only and are not to be considered when interpreting this Agreement. Words in the singular mean and include the plural and vice versa.
14.2. No failure or delay by either party to this Agreement in exercising any power, right or privilege provided in this Agreement will operate as a waiver, nor will any single or partial exercise of such rights, powers or privileges preclude any further exercise of them or the exercise of any other right, power or privilege provided in this Agreement.
14.3. This Agreement will inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the respective heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, as the case may be, of the Contractor and the Customer.
14.4. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts. Facsimile signatures are binding and are considered to be original signatures.
14.5. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and there are no further items or provisions, either oral or written. The parties to this Agreement stipulate that neither of them has made any representations with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement except such representations as are specifically set forth in this Agreement.
14.6. The time of conclusion of this Agreement shall be the moment of payment enrollment to the Contractor’s account.
14.7. The Customer enters into this Public Offer voluntarily, while the Customer:
a) fully acquainted with the conditions of the Public Offer;
b) fully understands the subject and conditions of the Public Offer;
c) fully understands the meaning and consequences of their actions in relation to the conclusion and execution of the Public Offer.
14.8. The Customer has all the rights and powers required for the conclusion and execution of the Public Offer.
14.9. The Customer may at any time unilaterally refuse the Contractor’s Services. In the case of unilateral Customer’s refusal from the Contractor’s Services the payment is not refundable.
Legal notices related to any Regional divisions of ASTON ALLIANCE consortium could be sent directly to our litigation firm:
STERLING LAWYERS LTD
Fleet House, 8-12 New Bridge Street,
London, United Kingdom, EC4V 6AL