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Terms and conditions

Systems Analysis Design & Support Limited  - Standard terms and conditions of contract for services 

These terms are effective from the date the Service agreement document is signed which denotes full acceptance of these Terms by the Client.


“Analysis” is the examination of something in detail in order to understand it better or draw conclusions from it.

“Audit” Is a systematic check or assessment, especially of the efficiency or effectiveness of an organisation or a process, typically carried out by an independent assessor.

“AUP” means Acceptable Use Policy which defines the acceptable terms of usage for your server or Service.

Business Hours” Unless otherwise outlined in the original proposal, business hours are 08:30am – 17.30pm, excluding public holidays.

“Cookie” A very small text file placed on your hard drive by a Web Page server. It is essentially your identification card, and cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. It is uniquely yours and can only be read by the server that gave it to you.

Fees” the monthly fee’s as set out in the proposal document

Force Majeure” means any event beyond the reasonable control of the affected party

Hosting Service” hosting and storage service that incorporates both hardware and software and communications network to allow end users access to programs and application software across the internet

“SA” Service Agreement

SADS” Systems Analysis Design & Support Ltd. with whom The Customer has awarded the contract to is herein referred to as SADS

"Service" or "Services" means any and all services provided by SADS under these Terms including, without limitation, support services; hosted services, software development, network cabling, consultancy services and any other services which may be provided from time to time;

“SLA” Service Level Agreement

The Client” is the customer who is looking to procure services as stated in the proposal and who is a party to this agreement

Applications of Terms

  1. These Terms apply to any or all services provided by SADS to the client.
  2. These Terms together with any Service Level Agreements(s) represent the entire agreement relating to the Services and supersede any arrangements previously agreed between SADS and the client. Save in the case of fraudulent misrepresentation or fraudulent concealment, any representation, warranty or undertaking, whether oral or written, (including in any previous correspondence or communication) and any other terms and conditions sought to be imposed by the clients own order forms or otherwise are expressly excluded.
  3. No change to these Terms, or a subsequent version of these Terms, as may be posted on the SADS website, or any other part of the Agreement, shall be binding unless made with the prior written consent of Jon Rowlan, Company Director.
  4. No agent of, or person employed by or under contract with SADS, has any authority to alter or vary these Terms or the Agreement in any way.
  5. In addition to these Terms, domain name registrations are subject to additional terms and conditions found here; www.sads.com/domain-term-conditions. Any registrar SADS may use to fulfil the clients order will also carry their own Terms and conditions. Details of these terms and conditions are available from the relevant registries such as Nominet for .uk (www.nominet.org.uk/nominet-terms)
  6. SADS may alter these terms and agreement at any time without notification to the client provided that the current Terms are available on the SADS Website (sads.com).

SADS Obligations to the client  

  1. SADS will not be obliged to provide any other services other than those outlined in the SLA unless additional services have been agreed and detailed in a secondary SLA.
  2. SADS cannot accept liability for failure to provide services due to a breach of the agreement by the client, it’s partners, sub-contractor or any other third parties, or for any delays caused by an act of force majeure or for any problems arising from third party software.
  3. SADS will have no liability to the client and may suspend services if the client; fails to pay any fee’s when due, is using unauthorised or illegal software or abuses the AUP.
  4. Unless already under contract with SADS (i.e. a continuation of support contract) we cannot accept responsibility should your PC fail during our Audit and we cannot guarantee that you will or will not experience any threats as outlined in the Audit summary.
  5. We will need full control of each PC during this time to complete our security check.
  6. The system cannot be used for any other purpose during this check.
  7. Where the SA includes in-house servers support, a Server check will be carried out, this will not result in downtime to the client.
  8. We may be unable to perform some of the security checks due to technical or operational reasons, if this occurs a second visit will be arranged.
  9. SADS currently provide tailor-made support packages, the Support level chosen will be detailed in the SLA.
  10. Our Support packages offer telephone support via our helpdesk, remote support and on some occasions a site visit will be deemed necessary. All incoming support calls are logged and a Support log number is raised. Our helpdesk staff and engineers always endeavour to correct any problems via remote access and telephone methods before attending site.
  11. Site visits will be arranged during normal business hours, if you require out of hours site visits additional charges will be made. See out of scope work and fee's
  12. If your fault cannot be rectified on site we will give you the option to have the fault rectified offsite.
  13. If your hardware requires repair we will provide you with a quotation to carry out this repair if it is an item that we can obtain parts for.
  14. If we replace your main hard drive we will install the original operating system onto your PC provided that you have the relevant licence key(s).
  15. If your hardware is faulty and under warranty we will endeavour to liaise with the equipment manufacturer on your behalf.
  16. SADS will not repair any equipment that is still under warranty, however SADS will arrange for manufacturer repairs to be carried out so as to not invalidate manufacturer warranties.
  17. Consultancy and project work such as office relocation, server migration is available as a service outside of this agreement on a “T&M” basis unless otherwise specifically included.

Client Obligations to SADS

  1. Ensure that any fee’s due are paid on time.
  2. Where an on-site visit is required you must ensure that engineer access is provided at the time agreed, failure to so will result in additional fees for the missed appointment.
  3. Make available to SADS, without charge, any information or facilities to enable us to fulfil our SLA including, but not limited to, current software licenses, contact details for any third party software computer print-outs, photocopies of documents, screen shots taken of the application. SADS shall hold any such information provided by the Client as strictly confidential.
  4. All agreements made between SADS and the client must remain confidential, including SLA and Contractual agreements.
  5. The client shall understand the AUP and ensure that it is being adhered to. If there is a breach of the AUP, the client agrees to reimburse SADS for any costs and expenses arising from this.


  1. Without prejudice to our other rights and remedies under this Agreement, if any sum payable is not paid on or before the due date, we reserve the right, forthwith and at our sole discretion, to suspend the provision of Services to You.
  2. SADS reserves the right to alter the Fees payable for Services at any time and any provision of Services after such time shall be deemed to have been made in acceptance of such new Fees.
  3. You acknowledge that increases in third party fees beyond SADS’s control may result in SADS increasing its fees and you agree to pay the increased fees if higher than those set out in the SA.
  4. Unless otherwise expressly specified in the SLA, all quotations given by SADS for SADS services are valid for a period of 30 days only from the date upon which they are given, after which time the quotation shall automatically expire.
  5. The Fee’s as set out in the SLA are exclusive of VAT
  6. SADS reserves the right to demand payment on account in advance of providing any services and unless otherwise specified in the SLA may invoice in respect of work completed or to be carried out, before, during and after completion of such work as it sees fit.
  7. Invoices are payable within 30 days of the date of the invoice without deduction or set-off. Unpaid invoices shall attract interest at a rate of 4% above the base rate of Barclays Bank plc per annum without prior notice (such interest being payable both before and after any judgment may be obtained) and SADS reserves the right to suspend the Services until payment is made.
  8. Where services are provided prior to the relevant Fees being paid, SADS may retain the title in and ownership of all hardware, software and hosting services registered on your behalf until payment is made.

Out of scope work and fee’s

  1. Support requests made for issues deemed by the Company as “out of scope” will be notified to the Clients primary contact prior to the commencement of the works with estimations of additional costs and requests for authorisation of work.
  2. Out of scope in this agreement will include (but not be limited too) requests such as;
    1. New Machine setup.
    2. New or additional software installation and / or Configuration.
    3. New Hardware replacement, repair or configuration.
    4. Supply of additional functionality requiring more than 1 hour's remote work.
    5. Any support of software not installed by the Company or installed after the date of the machine first being installed with the Companies Support agent.
    6. Any support for issues created by a third party whilst accessing the Clients supported machines without prior permission, notification or knowledge of the Company.
    7. Any Support for any machine or device not included within this agreement or not installed with the Companies support agent.

Remote and On-site support services – Additional fee’s

Any Remote or On-Site work required for out of scope or project work or work outside of the core support hours will be charged at the following rates for the time the engineer is on-site.

Monday to Friday Between 8.30am and 5.30pm  -        £80 Per Hour
Monday to Friday Between 5.30am and 9.30pm  -        £95 Per Hour
Monday to Friday Between 9.30pm and 8.30am  -        £110 Per Hour
Saturday Anytime -                                                        £120 Per Hour
Sunday and Bank Holidays, Anytime -                          £160 Per Hour

General Terms

  1. If a client requires services outside of business hours the following fee’s will apply; time and a half (excluding Sunday and Bank Holidays), Sundays or Public holidays will be charged at double time.
  2. The client agrees to our engineers or approved contractor having remote access to your computer systems and all information contained within.
  3. The Client and SADS give each other consent to positively publicise our business relationship but not to disclose the terms of it.
  4. Our website uses cookies. By using our website you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of our cookie policy.

Termination of Contract

  1. This contract shall be for an initial period of 12 months from the commencement date. Either party will have the right to terminate the contract by giving at least 30 days' notice in writing to the other party to expire at the end of the initial period or at any time after that.
  2. SADS may terminate this contract with immediate effect in the following circumstances;
  2. 1.
    1. The client commits a breach of the terms and conditions contained within this agreement.
    2. Either party becomes insolvent or compounds with its creditors or goes into liquidation, other than for the purpose of reconstruction or amalgamation.
  4.  2.
    1. Termination of contract before its term may be subject to additional fees.

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Privacy policy

Your right to privacy is very important. Systems Analysis Design and Support recognise that when you choose to provide us with information about yourself, you trust us to act in a responsible manner. We believe this information should only be used to help us provide you with a better service. That’s why we have put a policy in place to protect your personal information.

Below is a summary of our policy.

By submitting personal data manually or in electronic form to this web site, or by using this site, you give your consent that all personal data you submit may be processed in the manner and for the purposes described below.

What personal information do we collect?
When agreeing to a support contract or purchasing goods from us we will collect the following information; name, address, email address and phone number, as well as payment information. When you become a customer you automatically subscribe to any electronic newsletters or special offer promotions we may send out. You can unsubscribe from certain communications via enquiries@sads.com at anytime.

Protecting your privacy
We will take appropriate steps to protect your privacy. Whenever you provide sensitive information, for example a credit card number to make a purchase, we will take all reasonable steps to protect it along with your personal information in storage. Credit card numbers are used only for payment processing and are not retained for marketing purposes.
On occasion, we may need to provide your name and delivery address to third parties that Systems Analysis Design and Support may use for the purposes of delivering specific services to you (e.g., customer support, direct deliveries etc.). We will not provide any of your personal information to other companies or individuals for marketing purposes without your permission.
We may provide links on our promotional material and our website to third party sites. Since we do not control those websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of these third party sites.
If you have any questions relating to our Privacy policy please do not hesitate to contact us.

Acceptable use policy

This policy is subject to change, so please check regularly for updates. This policy is in addition to Systems Analysis Design & Support Terms & Conditions.

Use of Services
Systems Analysis Design & Support reserves the right to suspend or cancel a customer’s access to any or all Services provided by us, where we decide that the account has been inappropriately used. Systems Analysis Design & Support reserves the right to refuse Services and/or access to its servers to anyone.

Systems Analysis Design & Support may offer unlimited web space and bandwidth with some account types. By this, we mean unlimited space for legitimate web site content and bandwidth for visitors to view it. All files on a domain must be part of the active website and linked to the site. Sites should not contain any material which may be deemed as inappropriate

Systems Analysis Design & Support offer mailboxes subject to a fair use policy. Mailboxes are intended for direct use by the package owner and should not be resold or offered for use by third parties. The number of active mailboxes assigned to an individual package may not exceed 5, unless specifically agreed by Systems Analysis Design & Support.

Systems Analysis Design & Support reserve the right to delete mailboxes (including contents) that are deemed inactive, i.e. have not been accessed within the last 180 days, or deemed to contain inappropriate or unlawful outgoing content.

Systems Analysis Design & Support will suspend access to, or cancel, an account which:

  • Contains invalid or fraudulent details.
  • Initiates a payment card charge-back.

Acceptable use guidelines
You may not use the Services:

  • in any way that breaches any applicable regulation , UK or International law.
  • in any way that is fraudulent
  • to host any material which is in breach of law.
  • to transmit, or otherwise permit any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar marketing material, also known as SPAM or Unsolicited Commercial E-mail
    to publish or otherwise distribute Warez, copywritten or other illegal material. The onus is on You the customer to prove that You own the rights to publish material, not for Systems Analysis Design & Support to prove that You do not.
  • to participate in any file-sharing/peer-to-peer activities
  • as a file backup store. All files uploaded to a domain on our servers must be visible and accessible by visiting that domain, unless they are hidden files needed to operate the website; we reserve the right to delete files which do not match these criteria without giving notice to you.
  • to use the server as an application server. Using the server to generate large volumes of email from a database is an example of activity that is not allowed. Scripts should not attempt to manipulate the timeouts on servers. These are set at the present values to ensure the reliability of the server. Sites that reset these do so because they are resource intensive, and adversely affect server performance and are therefore not allowed. Scripts that are designed to provide proxy Services, anonymous or otherwise, are not allowed
  • to use an excessive amount of server resources. These include bandwidth, processor utilization and / or disk space.
  • to offer HTTP downloads from your site, other than where the files are directly related to the subject matter of the site. We recommend you stream any multimedia content including audio and video files. Any downloads offered by You under this clause are subject to sections 1.2, 2.1.6, and 2.1.10 of this Acceptable Use Policy. Systems Analysis Design & Support reserves the right to archive any download content we do not believe to be necessary for the normal operation of the site, and the definition of this is entirely at the discretion of Systems Analysis Design & Support.
    to redirect users from a non-.XXX website to a .XXX website

Content guidelines
These content guidelines apply to any and all services provided by Systems Analysis Design & Support to You.
Material published to or transmitted through our servers must:

  • be accurate (where stating facts)
  • comply with applicable law in accordance with regulation , UK or International law.
  • Material must not:
  • be defamatory of any person;
  • be obscene, offensive, or inflammatory;
  • contain any adult material. The definition of ‘adult material’ is left entirely to the discretion of Systems Analysis Design & Support.
  • infringe any copyright, or trade mark.;
    be likely to deceive any person;
  • promote or assist any illegal activity;
  • be threatening, abusive or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
  • be used to to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization;

You must ensure that any end-user submitted content such as forum posts or chat room entries meet with the standards defined within this Policy.

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of Systems Analysis Design & Support Services. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

Failure to comply with this Acceptable Use Policy constitutes a material breach of our Terms and Conditions upon which you are permitted to use Systems Analysis Design & Support Services, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions: immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use Systems Analysis Design & Support Services;

  • immediate, temporary or permanent removal or archiving of any content in breach of our Content Standards uploaded to our servers;
  • issue of a warning to you;
  • issue of legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;
    further legal action against you;

or disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

Systems Analysis Design & Support have a Police Liaison function and we are committed to assisting, and cooperating with, all law enforcement and government agencies in helping to reduce Internet Crime.

Contact Information
We are happy to answer any questions You may have regarding Your Systems Analysis Design & Support Services. Please note that any discussions with Systems Analysis Design & Support Internet Ltd are treated in strictest confidence, so we may need to ask You security questions to confirm that we are speaking to the right person.

Privacy policy
Your right to privacy is very important. Systems Analysis Design & Support recognise that when You choose to provide Systems Analysis Design & Support with information about Yourself, You trust Systems Analysis Design & Support to act in a responsible manner. We believe this information should only be used to help Systems Analysis Design & Support provide You with a better Service. That’s why we have put a policy in place to protect Your personal information which you can read by clicking on the link below.
privacy policy

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