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Our Credit check policy

How we credit check

It's a two way thing...
If you apply for any of our Pay Monthly (including Liberty SIM) tariffs, or any other tariff where we offer you credit, then we will carry out a credit check on you as part of your application process. We may also conduct subsequent credit checks whilst you retain a financial relationship with us. We may search the files of credit reference agencies which may keep a record of that search. Details of how you conduct your account may also be disclosed to such agencies.

The agencies will record details of the search, whether or not the application goes ahead. We may use credit-scoring methods to assess the application and to confirm your identity. We and other companies may use credit searches and other information, which is provided to us or the credit reference agencies (or both), about you (and those you are linked financially to) if credit decisions are made about you, or other members of your household.

We will check your details with fraud detection agencies and if false or inaccurate information is provided and fraud is identified, details will be passed to fraud prevention agencies. Law enforcement agencies may access and use this information.

We and other organisations may also access and use this information to prevent fraud and money laundering, for example, when:- checking details on applications for credit and credit related or other facilities; managing credit and credit related accounts and facilities; recovering debt; checking details of proposals and claims for all types of insurance; checking details of job applicants and employees.

We and other organisations may access and use from other countries the information recorded by fraud prevention agencies.

Please contact the Virgin Media Group Compliance Officer at Media House, Bartley Wood Business Park, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 9UP if you want to receive details of the relevant fraud prevention agencies. You have a legal right to these details. We will also set a credit limit for you and may suspend the services at any time when you reach the limit until we have received the full payment of any charges you owe us.

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Terms and conditions of service - Big Data & Texts Big Talk tariffs

1. Introduction

1.1 The parties: The Services covered by this Agreement are provided to you by Virgin Mobile Telecoms Limited, trading as Virgin Mobile, (part of the Virgin Media Group) (registered in England company number 3707664). Registered office address: Media House, Bartley Wood Business Park, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 9UP. Our VAT number is 591819014. In this Agreement, when we say Virgin Mobile, “we”, “our” or “us” we mean Virgin Mobile Telecoms Limited. When we say “you” or “your” we mean you, our customer.

1.2 Definitions: This Agreement contains various words that start with a capital letter and have a defined meaning, eg. “Charges”. We set out below what these defined words mean.

Additional Services means optional Services (for example Roaming, access to Services charged at premium rates or Content) which are chargeable at the rates set out in our Tariff Table.

Age Restricted Services means any of the Content or Services that are specified for use by customers of a specified age (usually 18) or over.

Agreement means these terms and conditions and the Charges and other details in our Tariff Table that apply to your account. Additional terms may apply to Additional Services or any promotional or special offers but we will notify you of these before they apply.

Charges means charges for access to and use of the Services as set out in the Tariff Table. Charges may cover (without limitation) call and usage charges, fixed periodic charges (if applicable), all reasonable administration charges, and any costs incurred in collecting outstanding payments from you.

Content means information, images and sounds, communications, software or any other material contained or made available through the Services.

Messaging Services means the voicemail storage and retrieval service and/or any other type of message storage and retrieval service that we may offer from time to time.

Network means the telephone system that provides our Services. Other Legal Stuff: as well as the terms and conditions set out in this document, there are additional terms and conditions which apply to your Services as published by us on our website as updated by us from time to time. If there is any conflict between the Other Legal Stuff and the terms and conditions in this document, the Other Legal Stuff will apply.

Roaming is an Additional Service that allows you to access the Services on a network belonging to another operator, usually in a foreign country. Services means the mobile telephone services offered by Virgin Mobile including Additional Services and Messaging Services where appropriate, which we have agreed to provide to you.

SIM means the SIM card which contains your Virgin Mobile phone number and enables you (together with a handset or other equipment) to access our Services. Tariff Table means Virgin Mobile’s current list of Charges and prices which is updated from time to time and available on our website, in our latest catalogue, or from our Team upon request.

Team means the Virgin Mobile customer service team. Our contact details are set out in clause 8.1.

Top Up means a voucher, receipt or other pre-payment mechanism that allows you to add credit to your account by one of the means we offer so that you can access our Services.

2. Our agreement

2.1 Commencement: This Agreement will start, and you are deemed to accept the terms and conditions of this Agreement, when you first credit your account with us or first use our Services, whichever happens first. We will make the Services available to you on the terms and conditions of this Agreement and will connect you to the Network as soon as we can so that you can access the Services.

2.2 Transfer: This Agreement is personal to you and you may not transfer any of your rights and responsibilities under this Agreement without our consent. However, you may transfer your SIM without our consent but for security and fraud prevention reasons we may temporarily suspend such SIM unless you notify us of such transfer. The terms of this Agreement will also apply to anyone you transfer your SIM to. Please contact the Team first if you do want to transfer your SIM. We may transfer any of our rights and responsibilities without your permission provided that the Services you receive or the rights you have under this Agreement are not materially reduced as a result.

2.3 Your handset: This Agreement only covers the provision of the Services by us to you. It does not cover any handsets or other devices you may have received with your SIM or as part of a package, either directly from us or through a third party retailer. Please see clause 4.8 if you need to return your handset or your SIM.

3. Creating and using your account

3.1 Your account: We will open an account for your SIM. We will apply Charges (being the Charges for our Services that you use) to your account. You will be responsible for paying all Charges on your account whether or not they have been incurred by you personally.

3.2 Top Up your account: Your account needs to be in credit with us if you want to use our Services. You can add credit to your account by purchasing a Top Up and applying such Top Up to your account or we accept payment by credit card or debit card. However, if we have reasonable cause to believe that your payment will be dishonoured or we cannot validate any payment card details you provide to us, we may refuse your chosen payment method and request another method. As Charges are incurred they will be deducted from any amounts credited against your account.

3.3 Charges: Charges for your use of the Services will be set out in the Tariff Table. We may amend the Charges as set out in clause 5 of this Agreement.

3.4 No refund: If you don’t use all of the credit in any Top Up that you purchase, or such Top Up expires (if applicable) then we will not give you a refund for it. If this Agreement is cancelled (unless you cancel in accordance with Clause 5.4) then you will also lose any credit you have on your account and we will not refund it to you.

3.5 Top Up restrictions: Top Ups may have restrictions around their validity or use. For example, some Top Up vouchers may have an expiry date by which any credit on them needs to be used. All details or rules concerning Top Ups will be available to you before you purchase a Top Up either by being set out on any printed material that accompanies the Top Up, on our website or available from our Team on request.

3.6 No credit: If you do not have any credit left on your account then you will not be able to make any outgoing calls except to the emergency services or to the Team, or to call a number we have provided so that you can Top Up. You will also not be able to use any of the Services that would incur Charges. You will still be able to receive incoming calls (unless you are Roaming).

3.7 Keep talking!: You need to use our Services at least once within any 180 day period either by making a chargeable call or sending a text message. If you don’t we may suspend your access to the Services and disconnect you from the Network. We don’t really want to lose you as a customer so please ensure you keep talking or texting!

4. Provision of service

4.1 Availability: We will try to make our Services available to you at all times but quality and availability could be affected by factors outside of our control, such as the weather, or faults in the Network or any other networks used to provide the Services to you. The Network we use for the provision of our Services may from time to time need upgrading, maintenance or other work which may result in interruptions or unavailability. Where this is the case and our Network provider has informed us, we will detail any interruptions or unavailability on our website and details will also be available from our Team. We will do all we can to keep such unavailability to a minimum.

4.2 Use of the Services: The Services will be available to you provided you:
(a) comply with your obligations as set out in this Agreement;
(b) are in range of the base stations forming the Network (or that of our partners when Roaming) when you try to use the Services;
(c) do not use the Services for anything illegal, immoral or improper;
(d) only use the Services with the equipment and SIM we have approved for use on the Network;
(e) give us valid information we reasonably ask for and do not give us false information;
(f) follow all reasonable instructions we give you and any reasonable guidelines we make available to you;
(g) do not use the Services for making abusive, offensive, indecent or nuisance calls, for sending spam or unsolicited emails or text messages, for making or receiving reverse charge calls or for infringing another persons rights including copyright or other intellectual property rights.
(h) do not use the Services for commercial or business purposes.

4.3 Your SIM: Any SIM we provide to you remains our property and must be returned to us if we ask for it back. You must keep your SIM safe and can only use it to access our Services. If your SIM is lost, stolen or damaged call the Team immediately for another SIM. If your SIM is lost or stolen you will be liable for all Charges relating to use of the SIM (including call Charges) up to the time that you notify us that your SIM is lost or stolen, regardless of whether the Charges have been incurred by you or someone else. If you lose the SIM you might be liable to pay a reasonable replacement charge, details of which are set out in our Tariff Table.

4.4 No reselling: You may not sell or otherwise make our Services available to others or commercially exploit our Services or any Content in any way.

4.5 Phone numbers: We grant you the use of a phone number. In exceptional circumstances, the telecommunications regulator OFCOM may order the reallocation or change of mobile phone numbers, in which case we may have to change the phone number we make available to you.

4.6 Content: We will use reasonable endeavours to maintain any Content that is provided by us or our appointed third party Content suppliers. However, as Content is obtained from a large range of sources, it is provided on an ‘as is’ basis and we do not represent to you that any Content is of satisfactory quality, accurate, error free, secure, fit for a particular purpose, complete or suitable. For restrictions around Content provided by third parties please see clause 6.3.

4.7 Roaming: Our Services may be available to you in countries outside of the UK if we or the partner who provides us with our Network have roaming arrangements in place. You may need to activate Roaming on your handset by contacting the Team before you leave the UK. The Charges for Roaming are set out in our Tariff Table or are available from the Team on request. Please be aware that when you use your phone abroad incoming calls also incur a charge.

4.8 Returns: If you have obtained your handset or SIM directly from us, for example, through our website www.virginmobile.co.uk, through a Virgin Mobile or Virgin Media Store or by speaking to our Team then you will be entitled to benefit from any customer satisfaction guarantee and equipment warranty that we provide. Full details of such customer satisfaction guarantee and warranty are available on our website and are also available from our Team on request. If you have obtained your handset or SIM from another source, for example a high street retailer who may offer services from a variety of networks, any customer satisfaction guarantee and warranty that we provide will not be available to you. You should check directly with the retailer where you obtained your handset or SIM what their policy is should you wish to return the handset or SIM or if either of them develops a fault. If you do return your handset or SIM for any reason then you will be charged for any calls or use of our Services at the rates set out in our Tariff Table.

4.9 Additional Services: We may offer you new services that may be of interest or benefit to you. Charges for any Additional Services will be specified in our Tariff Table and any special terms and conditions for such Additional Services will be specified on our website or be available from our Team on request. We may require you to show a satisfactory credit score or billing history before we provision you for access to some Additional Services.

4.10 Other Legal Stuff: As well as these Terms and Conditions, the Services have Other Legal Stuff which applies to the Services and their use, as published by us on our website. These may be updated from time to time so please check the website regularly virginmobile.co.uk/legal and read through it carefully. This Other Legal Stuff includes our ‘acceptable use policy’ or “fair use policies” virginmobile.co.uk/legal, copies of which are available on our website.

5. Changes to this agreement, the charges or our services

5.1 Making changes: We may change this Agreement at any time for Network security reasons, legal or regulatory reasons, or if we wish to have all of our customers on the same terms and conditions for Services. We may also need to change or withdraw all or part of our Services or any MOB0092/0611 Additional Services if they are uneconomical, technically impractical, not fulfilling their purpose for you or us, or as a result of changes in technology or changes made by our Network supplier. We may also change our Charges or introduce new Charges.

5.2 Details of any changes: Any changes we make will be available on our website or be available from our Team on request. Changes to the Charges will be reflected in the Tariff Table. Please check our website regularly for any changes.

5.3 Significant changes: We will notify you at least one month in advance of any change coming into effect if we make any changes to your Agreement, the Services or any Additional Services you are using, or to the Charges for any Services or Additional Services you are using, which are likely to be of material detriment to you.

5.4 Non acceptance of changes: If you do not accept any changes notified to you in accordance with clause 5.3 you can cancel this Agreement or are free to stop using our Services. If your account is in credit we will refund you the amount of any credit you have paid for (excluding any initial airtime or other credit we may have credited to you). To claim your refund you must write to the Team within 90 days of the date of the change coming into effect.

5.5 Acceptance of changes: Any continued use of our Services or Additional Services after the date of the change will be deemed to be acceptance by you of the relevant change.

5.6 Communicating with you:If we do need to notify you of a change in accordance with clause 5.3, or otherwise need to communicate with you in respect of our Services or this Agreement, then we will do this by sending you an email or a text message. However, we may also choose to communicate with you by any of the following means as well: by mail, phone, electronic messaging, by placing a recorded message on the phone number for the Team, by the means set out in clause 5.2, or by some other means. We will use the most recent contact details that you have given us (if any).

6. Liability

6.1 Exclusions: In terms of this Agreement, we exclude all liability to you in any way for:
(a) any losses where we are not at fault;
(b) any loss of income, business or profits;
(c) any corruption of data in connection with the use of the Services; or
(d) any losses or damages which were not reasonably foreseeable when we entered into this Agreement.

6.2 Limited liability: We are only liable to you as set out in this Agreement. We will pay for any damage or losses if we are liable to you for something we or anyone working for us does or does not do. However, our obligation to pay damages or losses is limited to £3,000 for one incident or £6,000 for a number of incidents within any 12 month period. Nothing in this Agreement removes or limits our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or for any fraudulent mis-representations we make.

6.3 Third parties: You may be able to use our Services to upload or transmit email or Content over the internet or to access third party websites, Content and other material which is branded or provided by third parties, and to acquire goods or services from third parties. We and our Network supplier merely act as the “pipe” transmitting this Content to or from you and do not have any control or exercise any control over this Content, the third parties, or any goods or services they may provide. We therefore have no responsibility or liability to you for these third party sites, their Content, or for any goods or services you may obtain from them. You are responsible for any Content that you upload or transmit.

6.4 Timeliness: You must tell us about any claims you want to make against us as soon as reasonably possible. This will allow us to look into your claim and any relevant account records we have on our systems before we delete the records in accordance with our legal obligations.

6.5 Things beyond our control: We will not be liable to you if we are unable to provide you with the Services, or perform any of our obligations under this Agreement because of something beyond our control. Such factors may include, but will not be limited to, acts of God, industrial action, war, terrorist act, governmental action, any act or decision made by court of competent jurisdiction, or delay, default or failure by a third party supplier or network operator.

6.6 Continuation: This section 6 will apply even after this Agreement has ended. If you are a consumer, the terms of this Agreement will not affect any rights you have under any statute which cannot be excluded by the terms of this Agreement. For more information on the rights you have under statute contact your Local Authority Trading Standards Department or Citizens Advice Bureau.

7. Suspending or disconnecting access to our services

7.1 Suspension for Network problems: We may suspend your use of the Services or disconnect any SIM from the Network without warning if the Network needs urgent maintenance or upgrading. We will try to make sure this does not happen often.

7.2 Suspension for other reasons: We may also suspend your use of the Services and disconnect your SIM from the Network without giving you notice if you, or anyone who uses your SIM:
(a) does not keep to the conditions of this Agreement, including the provisions of clause 4.2, or any other agreement with us, for example, any terms and conditions relating to Additional Services or any promotional or special offers;
(b) damages the Network or puts it at risk;
(c) continually harasses, abuses or threatens our staff;
(d) notifies us that your SIM has been lost or stolen;
(e) is required to be suspended following an order, instruction or request from any governmental body, any emergency service organisation, or any other person or organisation with the appropriate authority to request such suspension;
(f) has provided us with information that we reasonably believe is false or misleading;
(g) chooses not to use our Services within a 180 day period either by making a chargeable call or sending a text message;
(h) we reasonably believe that there has been fraudulent activity on your account; or
(i) contravenes any acceptable use policy we have notified you about (as set out in clause 4.10) and you continue to use the Services in breach of that acceptable use policy after we have notified you of any breach.

7.3 Reconnection Charges: We may charge you a fee to reconnect you to our Services except where the reconnection is required as a result of Network problems as set out in clause 7.1. Details of any fee are set out in our Tariff Table.

7.4 Messaging Services: We may turn off your Messaging Services if they are inactive for an extended period of time but we will let you know before this happens. If we do turn off your Messaging Service you will lose all of the content in your Messaging Services and we will be unable to forward any unopened or unsent messages to you or anyone else.

7.5 Unlocking your handset: Handsets that are used to access our Services are locked to the Network. If you wish to unlock your handset from the Network you will need to contact our Team and pay the Charges for unlocking your handset as set out in the Tariff Table. You will also need to have paid all Charges owing on your account before we unlock your handset. For security reasons you will also need to register the handset you wish to unlock with us before we unlock it for you.

8. Queries, disputes and contact details

8.1 Contact us: If you have a complaint or query about our Services, you can contact us at any time by calling the Team on 0845 6000 789 (789 from your Virgin Mobile handset) in the UK, by writing to us at Virgin Mobile, The Team, PO Box 333 Matrix Court, Swansea, SA7 9ZJ or by emailing us through our website which is www.virginmobile.co.uk. We will try to resolve your query or dispute as quickly as possible.

8.2 Still not happy?: To give you peace of mind we are members of the Communications and Internet Services Adjudication Scheme (CISAS). This is an independent body set up to help resolve any problems with the Services we provide and the service you receive. For more information on how to refer a dispute or complaint to CISAS see www.cisas.org.uk

9. When our agreement ends

9.1 Your right to cancel: You may cancel this Agreement at any time for any reason.

9.2 Our right to cancel: We may cancel this Agreement immediately in the following circumstances:
(a) if we have the right to suspend your access to the Services for any of the reasons set out in clause 7.2 and we believe that the grounds are serious and have not been, or are unlikely to be, rectified;
(b) if you break this Agreement in any material way and do not put it right within 7 days of us asking you to; or
(c) if the Network owner no longer makes the Network available to us.

9.3 Effect of cancellation: If this Agreement is cancelled you will need to pay us on cancellation any unpaid Charges on your account and:
(a) your SIM will be disconnected from the Network,
(b) you will not be able to use our Services at all; and
(c) you will lose your phone number (unless you move to another network).

10. Your details and how we look after them

10.1 How we use your data: By subscribing to our Services you are giving us your consent to use your personal information together with other information for the purposes of providing you with our Services, service information and updates, administration, credit scoring, customer services, training, tracking use of our Services (including processing call, usage, billing, viewing and interactive data), profiling your usage and purchasing preferences for so long as you are a customer and for as long as is necessary for these specified purposes after you terminate the Services. We may occasionally use third parties to process your personal information in the ways outlined above. These third parties are permitted to use the data only in accordance with our instructions and the law.

10.2 Marketing consent: We may also, subject to your consent, use your personal information to contact you with information about special offers and rewards (this may include special offers of other carefully selected companies). We may also disclose your personal information to other Virgin companies so that they can contact you with information about their products and services where you have given us your consent to do so. But don’t worry, your details won’t be shared with companies outside the Virgin group for marketing purposes without your consent.

10.3 How we can contact you: If you have given us the consent referred to in the marketing consent above, then from time to time, we and other Virgin companies may contact you by mail, telephone, email, other electronic messaging services (such as text, voice, sound or image messages including using automated calling systems) or fax.

10.4 Access request: You have a right to ask for a copy of your information (for which we charge a small fee) and to correct any inaccuracies.

10.5 Recording: We may record or monitor any conversations about your account or our Services to assist us to improve the quality of service we provide to you.

11. General

11.1 Change of details: You must call the Team straight away about any change in your address, email address or any other change to details you have supplied to us.

11.2 Age Restricted Services: If you are under the specified age that may apply to any Age Restricted Services you are not permitted to access such Age Restricted Services. If you are the specified age or over and you access any Age Restricted Services you must not show, or send Content, from the Age Restricted Services to anyone under the age that may be specified on some Content or Services. If you let anyone under the age specified on any Content or Services use your handset you must also ensure that you deactivate access to any Age Restricted Services before doing so.

11.3 Severability: If a clause or condition of this Agreement is not legally effective, the remainder of this Agreement shall be effective. We can replace any clause or condition that is not legally effective with a clause or condition of similar meaning that is lawful and effective.

11.4 Directory information: You may ask us to enter your name, address and mobile telephone number in a publicly available telephone directory and/or a directory enquiry service operated by us or a third party. If you would like us to include your details in such a directory or enquiry service then please contact the Team.

11.5 Enforcement: Failure by either you or us to enforce any rights under this Agreement shall not prevent either you or us from taking further action.

11.6 No third party rights: This Agreement does not confer any benefit on any third party under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

11.7 Law: This Agreement is to be interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and each of us agrees to only bring legal actions about this Agreement in a UK court. Information correct as of July 2012. For the most up to date information please see www.virginmobile.co.uk.

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Terms and conditions of service - Pay As You Go Addict and Simply 8p Tariff

1. Introduction

1.1 The parties: The Services covered by this Agreement are provided to you by Virgin Mobile Telecoms Limited (part of the Virgin Media Group) is registered in England company number 3707664. Registered office address: Media House, Bartley Wood Business Park, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 9UP. Our VAT number is 591819014. In this Agreement, when we say Virgin Mobile, we, our or us we mean Virgin Mobile Telecoms Limited. When we say you or your we mean you, our customer.

1.2 Definitions: This Agreement contains various words that start with a capital letter and have a defined meaning, i.e. “Charges”. We set out below what these defined words mean.

Additional Services means optional Services (for example Roaming, access to Services charged at premium rates or Content) which are chargeable at the rates set out in our Tariff Table.

Age Restricted Services means any of the Content or Services that are specified for use by customers of a specified age (usually 18) or over.

Agreement means these terms and conditions and the Charges and other details in our Tariff Table that apply to your account. Additional terms may apply to Additional Services or any promotional or special offers but we will notify you of these before they apply.

Charges means charges for access to and use of the Services as set out in the Tariff Table. Charges may cover (without limitation) call and usage charges, fixed periodic charges (if applicable), all reasonable administration charges, and any costs incurred in collecting outstanding payments from you.

Content means information, images and sounds, communications, software or any other material contained or made available through the Services.

Deposit means a refundable amount that we may ask you to pay to us before we provide you with access to the Services or any Additional Services.

Messaging Services means the voicemail storage and retrieval service and/or any other type of message storage and retrieval service that we may offer from time to time.

Network means the telephone system that provides our Services.

Pay As You Go means a customer paying the Charges in advance by purchasing credit before using our Services.

Pay by Direct Debit means a customer paying the Charges in arrears by direct debit after using our Services.

Roaming is an Additional Service that allows you to access the Services on a network belonging to another operator, usually in a foreign country.

Services means the mobile telephone services offered by Virgin Media including Additional Services and Messaging Services where appropriate, which we have agreed to provide to you.

SIM means the SIM card which contains your Virgin Media phone number and enables you (together with a handset or other equipment) to access our Services.

Tariff Table means Virgin Media’s current list of Charges and prices which is updated from time to time and available on our website, in our latest catalogue, or from our Team upon request.

Team means the Virgin Media customer service team. Our contact details are set out in clause 9.1.

Top Up means a voucher, receipt or other pre-payment mechanism that allows you to add credit to your account by one of the means we offer so that you can access our Services.

2. Our agreement

2.1 Commencement: This Agreement will start, and you are deemed to accept the terms and conditions of this Agreement, when you first credit your account with us or first use our Services, whichever happens first. We will make the Services available to you on the terms and conditions of this Agreement and will connect you to the Network as soon as we can so that you can access the Services.

2.2 Transfer: This Agreement is personal to you and you may not transfer any of your rights and responsibilities under this Agreement without our consent. However, if you Pay As You Go you may transfer your SIM without our consent but for security and fraud prevention reasons we may temporarily suspend such SIM unless you notify us of such transfer. The terms of this Agreement will also apply to anyone you transfer your SIM to. Please contact the Team first if you do want to transfer your SIM. We may transfer any of our rights and responsibilities without your permission provided that the Services you receive or the rights you have under this Agreement are not materially reduced as a result.

2.3 Your handset: This Agreement only covers the provision of the Services by us to you. It does not cover any handsets or other devices you may have received with your SIM or as part of a package, either directly from us or through a third party retailer. Please see clause 4.8 if you need to return your handset or your SIM.

3. Creating and using your account

3.1 Your account: We will open an account for your SIM. We will apply Charges (being the Charges for our Services that you use) to your account. You will be responsible for paying all Charges on your account whether or not they have been incurred by you personally.

3.2 Payment: You can pay the Charges either in advance as a Pay As You Go customer or, where we agree, and subject to passing a UK credit check, in arrears as a Pay by Direct Debit customer. For reasons of good credit management we may no longer allow you to Pay by Direct Debit or may limit the total number of direct debit accounts you have with us. If you are a Pay by Direct Debit customer then please refer to Clause 6 of this Agreement to see how payment for your account will be dealt with.

3.3 Top Up your account: If you are a Pay As You Go customer your account needs to be in credit with us if you want to use our Services. You can add credit to your account by purchasing a Top Up and applying such Top Up to your account or by one of the other means we offer as set out in clause 6.8. As Charges are incurred they will be deducted from any amounts credited against your account.

3.4 Charges: Charges for your use of the Services will be set out in the Tariff Table that you received with your SIM. If you did not receive a copy of the Tariff Table with your SIM then please check out our website or contact our Team for one. We may amend the Charges as set out in clause 5 of this Agreement.

3.5 No refund: If you don’t use all of the credit in any Top Up that you purchase, or such Top Up expires (if applicable) then we will not give you a refund for it. If this Agreement is cancelled (unless you cancel in accordance with Clause 5.4) then you will also lose any credit you have on your account and we will not refund it to you.

3.6 Top Up restrictions: Top Ups may have restrictions around their validity or use. For example, some Top Up vouchers may have an expiry date by which any credit on them needs to be used. All details or rules concerning Top Ups will be available to you before you purchase a Top Up either by being set out on any printed material that accompanies the Top Up, on our website or available from our Team on request.

3.7 No credit: If you are a Pay As You Go customer and you do not have any credit left on your account then you will not be able to make any outgoing calls except to the emergency services or to the Team, or to call a number we have provided so that you can Top Up. You will also not be able to use any of the Services that would incur Charges. You will still be able to receive incoming calls (unless you are Roaming).

3.8 Keep talking!: You need to use our Services at least once within any 90 day period either by making a chargeable call or sending a text message. If you don’t we may suspend your access to the Services and cancel this Agreement. If we cancel this Agreement, you may lose your phone number and any unused Top Up credit on your account (see Clause 10.3). We don’t really want to lose you as a customer so please ensure you keep talking or texting!

3.9 Choice: If you are a Pay by Direct Debit customer then you can also choose to pay the Charges in advance by purchasing a Top Up and applying such Top Up to your account.

4. Provision of service

4.1 Availability: We will try to make our Services available to you at all times but quality and availability could be affected by factors outside of our control, such as the weather, or faults in the Network or any other networks used to provide the Services to you. The Network we use for the provision of our Services may from time to time need upgrading, maintenance or other work which may result in interruptions or unavailability. Where this is the case and our Network provider has informed us, we will detail any interruptions or unavailability on our website and details will also be available from our Team. We will do all we can to keep such unavailability to a minimum.

4.2 Use of the Services: The Services will be available to you provided you:
(a) comply with your obligations as set out in this Agreement;
(b) are in range of the base stations forming the Network (or that of our partners when Roaming) when you try to use the Services;
(c) do not use the Services for anything illegal, immoral or improper;
(d) pay your bill on time if you Pay by Direct Debit;
(e) only use the Services with the equipment and SIM we have approved for use on the Network;
(f) give us valid information we reasonably ask for and do not give us false information;
(g) follow all reasonable instructions we give you and any reasonable guidelines we make available to you;
(h) do not use the Services for making abusive, offensive, indecent or nuisance calls, for sending spam or unsolicited emails or text messages, for making or receiving reverse charge calls or for infringing another persons rights including copyright or other intellectual property rights.

4.3 Your SIM: Any SIM we provide to you remains our property and must be returned to us if we ask for it back. You must keep your SIM safe and can only use it to access our Services. If your SIM is lost, stolen or damaged call the Team immediately for another SIM. If your SIM is lost or stolen you will be liable for all Charges relating to use of the SIM (including call Charges) up to the time that you notify us that your SIM is lost or stolen, regardless of whether the Charges have been incurred by you or someone else. If you lose the SIM you might be liable to pay a reasonable replacement charge, details of which are set out in our Tariff Table.

4.4 No reselling: You may not sell or otherwise make our Services available to others or commercially exploit our Services or any Content in any way.

4.5 Phone numbers: We grant you the use of a phone number. In exceptional circumstances, the telecommunications regulator OFCOM may order the reallocation or change of mobile phone numbers, in which case we may have to change the phone number we make available to you.

4.6 Content: We will use reasonable endeavours to maintain any Content that is provided by us or our appointed third party Content suppliers. However, as Content is obtained from a large range of sources, it is provided on an ‘as is’ basis and we do not represent to you that any Content is of satisfactory quality, accurate, error free, secure, fit for a particular purpose, complete or suitable. For restrictions around Content provided by third parties please see clause 7.3.

4.7 Roaming: Our Services may be available to you in countries outside of the UK if we or the partner who provides us with our Network have roaming arrangements in place. You may need to activate Roaming on your handset by contacting the Team before you leave the UK. You may also need to pay us a Deposit as set out in clause 6.7 before you roam. The Charges for Roaming are set out in our Tariff Table or are available from the Team on request. Overseas network operators may bill us sometime after you use the Services – this can be as long as three months later! Please be aware that when you use your phone abroad incoming calls also incur a charge.

4.8 Returns: If you have obtained your handset or SIM directly from us, for example, through our website www.virginmobile.co.uk, through a Virgin Media Store or by speaking to our Team then you will be entitled to benefit from any customer satisfaction guarantee and equipment warranty that we provide. Full details of such customer satisfaction guarantee and warranty are detailed in the joining pack you receive with your handset or SIM and are also available from our Team on request. If you have obtained your handset or SIM from another source, for example a high street retailer who may offer services from a variety of networks, any customer satisfaction guarantee and warranty that we provide will not be available to you. You should check directly with the retailer where you obtained your handset or SIM what their policy is should you wish to return the handset or SIM or if either of them develops a fault. If you do return your handset or SIM for any reason then you will be charged for any calls or use of our Services at the rates set out in our Tariff Table.

4.9 Additional Services: We may offer you new services that may be of interest or benefit to you. Charges for any Additional Services will be specified in our Tariff Table and any special terms and conditions for such Additional Services will be specified on our website or be available from our Team on request. We may require you to show a satisfactory credit score or billing history before we provision you for access to some Additional Services.

4.10 Acceptable use: We may publish an acceptable use policy in respect of some of our Services or any Additional Services. An acceptable use policy will provide rules and further details around how such Services or Additional Services can be used. We will do this to help us prevent fraud and to ensure that excessive use of such Services or Additional Services does not prevent our customers from enjoying such Services or Additional Services. We will notify you in advance if we do publish such a policy and such policy will also be available on our website or from our Team on request.

5. Changes to this agreement, the charges or our services

5.1 Making changes: We may change this Agreement at any time for Network security reasons, legal or regulatory reasons, or if we wish to have all of our customers on the same terms and conditions for Services. We may also need to change or withdraw all part of our Services or any Additional Services if they are uneconomical, technically impractical, not fulfilling their purpose for you or us, or as a result of changes in technology or changes made by our Network supplier. We may also change our Charges or introduce new Charges.

5.2 Details of any changes: Any changes we make will be available on our website or be available from our Team on request. Changes to the Charges will be reflected in the Tariff Table. Please check our website regularly for any changes.

5.3 Significant changes: We will notify you at least one month in advance of any change coming into effect if we make any changes to your Agreement, the Services or any Additional Services you are using, or to the Charges for any Services or Additional Services you are using, which are likely to be of material detriment to you.

5.4 Non acceptance of changes: If you do not accept any changes notified to you in accordance with clause 5.3 you can cancel this Agreement or are free to stop using our Services. If your account is in credit we will refund you the amount of any credit you have paid for (excluding any initial airtime or other credit we may have credited to you). To claim your refund you must write to the Team within 90 days of the date of the change coming into effect.

5.5 Acceptance of changes: Any continued use of our Services or Additional Services after the date of the change will be deemed to be acceptance by you of the relevant change.

5.6 Communicating with you: If we do need to notify you of a change in accordance with clause 5.3, or otherwise need to communicate with you in respect of our Services or this Agreement, then we will do this by sending you an email or a text message. However, we may also choose to communicate with you by any of the following means as well: by mail, phone, electronic messaging, by placing a recorded message on the phone number for the Team, by the means set out in clause 5.2, or by some other means. We will use the most recent contact details that you have given us (if any).

6. Charges, payment and related terms

6.1 Pay by Direct Debit: Except for clauses 6.7 and 6.8, the rights and obligations set out in this clause 6 apply only to Pay by Direct Debit customers and not Pay As You Go customers.

6.2 Credit limits: We may set a monthly credit limit on your account that will be an amount we consider appropriate. We will let you know what this amount is if we do set a monthly credit limit. We may suspend your access to the Services if you exceed the limit. You should not use the credit limit for budgeting as the amount you owe is not capped or limited and you will still be liable if you exceed the credit limit we set!

6.3 Bills: We’ll usually send you a bill every month advising you of the total amount of Charges you owe us. We may change the billing period at any time but we will notify you in advance if we do this.

6.4 Getting it to you: We will send your bill to you by text message (but we may need to use another means) unless you have advised us that you want to receive it by one of the other means we offer. Alternatively, an itemised version of your account showing the total amount of Charges and details of any Charges for use of our Services will be available to you by registering with us and logging into your account on our website or on request. If you request us to send you an itemised version of your account then we may make a reasonable charge for this, details of which are set out in our Tariff Table. We may appoint a third party to provide you with your bill on our behalf. Bills issued by such third party will be binding on you and payment of such invoices in full to the third party will be a valid discharge of your liability to pay such bill under this Agreement.

6.5 Payment in full: You must pay your Charges in full in the amount requested within 14 days of the date of your bill. Unless you contact us to pay your Charges in advance, as set out in clause 6.8, you must pay your bill by direct debit from a suitable bank account that allows payment by direct debit and must maintain an active direct debit if you Pay by Direct Debit. If the Charges are not paid in full and on time we can stop you using some or all of our Services and may cancel this Agreement. If you think there is mistake in your bill, please tell us as soon as possible so that we can check this.

6.6 Late payment: If you do not pay a bill by the due date, we can charge you interest on what you owe at 2% above the base rate of Barclays Bank plc. We will use the base rate that was in force when the bill was due and we can charge you interest until you pay. We may also charge you for any reasonable administration or collection costs which we incur if you do not pay your bill on time and in full.

6.7 Deposits: We may require you to make a Deposit to be used as security for the Charges. We do not pay you interest on Deposits. A Deposit is likely to be required if you have less than 4 months credit history with us and you wish to activate Roaming on your account, for the reason set out in clause 11.6, or if you do not pay any of your bills in full and on time. Details of any Deposit that may be required are set out in our Tariff Table. We may use the Deposit to pay any Charges that you owe us that you have not paid. If you do not owe us any money we will repay the Deposit to you if this Agreement is cancelled or if you return your SIM and handset (if applicable) under the terms of any customer returns policy that applies to your sale.

6.8 Payment methods: If you do want to pay the Charges in advance then you can purchase and apply a Top-Up to your account or we will accept payment by credit card or debit card. However, if we have reasonable cause to believe that your payment will be dishonoured or we cannot validate any payment card details you provide to us, we may refuse your chosen payment method and request another method.

7. Liability

7.1 Exclusions: In terms of this Agreement, we exclude all liability to you in any way for:
(a) any losses where we are not at fault;
(b) any loss of income, business or profits;
(c) any corruption of data in connection with the use of the Services; or
(d) any losses or damages which were not reasonably foreseeable when we entered into this Agreement.

7.2 Limited liability: We are only liable to you as set out in this Agreement. We will pay for any damage or losses if we are liable to you for something we or anyone working for us does or does not do. However, our obligation to pay damages or losses is limited to £3,000 for one incident or £6,000 for a number of incidents within any 12 month period. Nothing in this Agreement removes or limits our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or for any fraudulent mis-representations we make.

7.3 Third parties: You may be able to use our Services to upload or transmit email or Content over the internet or to access third party websites, Content and other material which is branded or provided by third parties, and to acquire goods or services from third parties. We and our Network supplier merely act as the “pipe” transmitting this Content to or from you and do not have any control or exercise any control over this Content, the third parties, or any goods or services they may provide. We therefore have no responsibility or liability to you for these third party sites, their Content, or for any goods or services you may obtain from them. You are responsible for any Content that you upload or transmit.

7.4 Timeliness: You must tell us about any claims you want to make against us as soon as reasonably possible. This will allow us to look into your claim and any relevant account records we have on our systems before we delete the records in accordance with our legal obligations.

7.5 Things beyond our control: We will not be liable to you if we are unable to provide you with the Services, or perform any of our obligations under this Agreement because of something beyond our control. Such factors may include, but will not be limited to, acts of God, industrial action, war, terrorist act, governmental action, any act or decision made by court of competent jurisdiction, or delay, default or failure by a third party supplier or network operator.

7.6 Continuation: This section 7 will apply even after this Agreement has ended. If you are a consumer, the terms of this Agreement will not affect any rights you have under any statute which cannot be excluded by the terms of this Agreement. For more information on the rights you have under statute contact your Local Authority Trading Standards Department or Citizens Advice Bureau.

8. Suspending or disconnecting access to our services

8.1 Suspension for Network problems: We may suspend your use of the Services or disconnect any SIM from the Network without warning if the Network needs urgent maintenance or upgrading. We will try to make sure this does not happen often.

8.2 Suspension for other reasons: We may also suspend your use of the Services and disconnect your SIM from the Network without giving you notice if you, or anyone who uses your SIM:
(a) does not keep to the conditions of this Agreement, including the provisions of clause 4.2, or any other agreement with us, for example, any terms and conditions relating to Additional Services or any promotional or special offers;
(b) damages the Network or puts it at risk;
(c) continually harasses, abuses or threatens our staff;
(d) notifies us that your SIM has been lost or stolen;
(e) exceeds any credit limit we may have set for you or does not pay a bill when it is due;
(f) is required to be suspended following an order, instruction or request from any governmental body, any emergency service organisation, or any other person or organisation with the appropriate authority to request such suspension,
(g) has provided us with information that we reasonably believe is false or misleading;
(h) chooses not to use our Services within a 90 day period either by making a chargeable call or sending a text message,
(i) if you are a Pay by Direct Debit customer and any direct debit for your account has been suspended, cancelled or is otherwise inactive,
(j) we reasonably believe that there has been fraudulent activity on your account; or
(k) contravenes any acceptable use policy we have notified you about (as set out in clause 4.10) and you continue to use the Services in breach of that acceptable use policy after we have notified you of any breach.

Suspension may result in us cancelling this Agreement. If we cancel this Agreement, you may lose you phone number and any unused Top Up credit on your account (see Clause 10.3).

8.3 Reconnection Charges: We may charge you a fee to reconnect you to our Services except where the reconnection is required as a result of Network problems as set out in clause 8.1. Details of any fee are set out in our Tariff Table.

8.4 Messaging Services: We may turn off your Messaging Services if they are inactive for an extended period of time but we will let you know before this happens. If we do turn off your Messaging Service you will lose all of the content in your Messaging Services and we will be unable to forward any unopened or unsent messages to you or anyone else.

8.5 Unlocking your handset: Handsets that are used to access our Services are locked to the Network. If you wish to unlock your handset from the Network you will need to contact our Team and pay the Charges for unlocking your handset as set out in the Tariff Table. You will also need to have paid all Charges owing on your account before we unlock your handset. For security reasons you will also need to register the handset you wish to unlock with us before we unlock it for you.

9. Queries, disputes and contact details

9.1 Contact us: If you have a query about our Services, you can contact us at any time by calling the Team on 0845 6000 789 (789 from your Virgin Media handset) in the UK, by writing to us at Virgin Media, The Team, PO Box 333, Matrix Court, Swansea SA7 9BB or by emailing us through our website which is www.virginmobile.co.uk. We will try to resolve your query as quickly as possible. If for any reason you have a complaint about our Services then you can also contact us using these same details or by following the process in our 'Complaints Code of Practice', a copy of which is available in the 'Legal Stuff' section of our website.

9.2 Still not happy?:To give you peace of mind we are members of the Communications and Internet Services Adjudication Scheme (CISAS). This is an independent body set up to help resolve any problems with the Services we provide and the service you receive. For more information on how to refer a dispute or complaint to CISAS see www.cisas.org.uk

10. When our agreement ends

10.1 Your right to cancel: You may cancel this Agreement at any time for any reason.

10.2 Our right to cancel: We may cancel this Agreement immediately in the following circumstances:
(a) if we have the right to suspend your access to the Services for any of the reasons set out in clause 8.2 and we believe that the grounds are serious and have not been, or are unlikely to be, rectified;
(b) if you break this Agreement in any material way and do not put it right within 7 days of us asking you to;
(c) if you Pay by Direct Debit and you do not pay the Charges in full or on time as set out in clause 6.5 or you become bankrupt or make any arrangement with your creditors; or
(d) if the Network owner no longer makes the Network available to us.

10.3 Effect of cancellation: If this Agreement is cancelled you will need to pay us on cancellation all unpaid Charges on your account and:
(a) your SIM will be disconnected from the Network,
(b) you will not be able to use our Services at all; and
(c) you will lose your phone number (unless you move to another network).

(d) you will lose any unused Top Up credit on your account (except in the circumstances set out in Clause 5.4).

11. Your details and how we look after them

11.1 How we use your data: By subscribing to our Services you are giving us your consent to use your personal information together with other information for the purposes of providing you with our Services, service information and updates, administration, credit scoring, customer services, training, tracking use of our Services (including processing call, usage, billing, viewing and interactive data), profiling your usage and purchasing preferences for so long as you are a customer and for as long as is necessary for these specified purposes after you terminate the Services. We may occasionally use third parties to process your personal information in the ways outlined above. These third parties are permitted to use the data only in accordance with our instructions and the law.

11.2 Marketing consent: We may also, subject to your consent, use your personal information to contact you with information about special offers and rewards (this may include special offers of other carefully selected companies). We and other Virgin companies (e.g. Virgin Atlantic) may also, subject to your consent, use your personal information to contact you with information about their products and services including special offers from them, and we may disclose your personal information to other Virgin companies and sub-contractors and agents for these purposes. But don’t worry, we won’t share your details with companies outside the Virgin group for marketing purposes without your consent.

11.3 How we can contact you: If you have given us the consent referred to in the marketing consent above, then from time to time, we and other Virgin companies may contact you by mail, telephone, email, other electronic messaging services (such as text, voice, sound or image messages including using automated calling systems) or fax.

11.4 Subject access request: You have a right to ask for a copy of your information (for which we charge a small fee) and to correct any inaccuracies.

11.5 Credit checks: If you apply for credit we or the retailer you purchase your SIM or handset from may carry out credit checks where necessary to help us or the retailer confirm your identity and decide whether to accept your application. The credit check will include looking at our own and the retailers information (if you apply through a retailer that is not Virgin Media), the details you have given us, and registering and checking your information with credit reference agencies and fraud prevention agencies who will also check the details of anyone you are financially associated with – for example, people you may have a joint bank account with. You agree that we or the retailer may conduct these checks and also register information about you and the conduct of your account with any credit reference agency who will also record our search on their records.

11.6 Our credit assessment: If our assessment of you does not meet our normal requirements then we may require you to make a Deposit with us or we may refuse to provide you with Services. For the purpose of fraud prevention, debt collection, credit management and emergency services purposes, information about you and the conduct of your account may be disclosed to credit reference agencies, debt collection agencies, fraud prevention agencies, security agencies, financial institutions, emergency services organisations or other phone companies. For the same reasons we may also perform subsequent credit checks whilst you retain a financial obligation with us.

11.7 Recording: We may record or monitor any conversations about your account or our Services to assist us to improve the quality of service we provide to you.

12. General

12.1 Change of details: You must call the Team straight away about any change in your address, email address, any direct debit for your account, or any other change to details you have supplied to us.

12.2. Age Restricted Services: If you are under the specified age that may apply to any Age Restricted Services you are not permitted to access such Age Restricted Services. If you are the specified age or over and you access any Age Restricted Services you must not show, or send Content, from the Age Restricted Services to anyone under the age that may be specified on some Content or Services. If you let anyone under the age specified on any Content or Services use your handset you must also ensure that you deactivate access to any Age Restricted Services before doing so.

12.3 Severability: If a clause or condition of this Agreement is not legally effective, the remainder of this Agreement shall be effective. We can replace any clause or condition that is not legally effective with a clause or condition of similar meaning that is lawful and effective.

12.4 Directory information: You may ask us to enter your name, address and mobile telephone number in a publicly available telephone directory and/or a directory enquiry service operated by us or a third party. If you would like us to include your details in such a directory or enquiry service then please contact the Team.

12.5 Enforcement: Failure by either you or us to enforce any rights under this Agreement shall not prevent either you or us from taking further action.

12.6 No third party rights: This Agreement does not confer any benefit on any third party under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

12.7 Law: This Agreement is to be interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and each of us agrees to only bring legal actions about this Agreement in a UK court.

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Terms and conditions of service - Original Pay As You Go and Pay by Direct Debit

1. Introduction

1.1 The parties: The Services covered by this Agreement are provided to you by Virgin Mobile Telecoms Limited (part of the Virgin Media Group) is registered in England company number 3707664. Registered office address: Media House, Bartley Wood Business Park, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 9UP. Our VAT number is 591819014. In this Agreement, when we say Virgin Mobile, we, our or us we mean Virgin Mobile Telecoms Limited. When we say you or your we mean you, our customer.

1.2 Definitions: This Agreement contains various words that start with a capital letter and have a defined meaning, i.e. “Charges”. We set out below what these defined words mean.

Additional Services means optional Services (for example Roaming, access to Services charged at premium rates or Content) which are chargeable at the rates set out in our Tariff Table.

Age Restricted Services means any of the Content or Services that are specified for use by customers of a specified age (usually 18) or over.

Agreement means these terms and conditions and the Charges and other details in our Tariff Table that apply to your account. Additional terms may apply to Additional Services or any promotional or special offers but we will notify you of these before they apply.

Charges means charges for access to and use of the Services as set out in the Tariff Table. Charges may cover (without limitation) call and usage charges, fixed periodic charges (if applicable), all reasonable administration charges, and any costs incurred in collecting outstanding payments from you.

Content means information, images and sounds, communications, software or any other material contained or made available through the Services.

Deposit means a refundable amount that we may ask you to pay to us before we provide you with access to the Services or any Additional Services.

Messaging Services means the voicemail storage and retrieval service and/or any other type of message storage and retrieval service that we may offer from time to time.

Network means the telephone system that provides our Services.

Pay As You Go means a customer paying the Charges in advance by purchasing credit before using our Services.

Pay by Direct Debit means a customer paying the Charges in arrears by direct debit after using our Services.

Roaming is an Additional Service that allows you to access the Services on a network belonging to another operator, usually in a foreign country.

Services means the mobile telephone services offered by Virgin Media including Additional Services and Messaging Services where appropriate, which we have agreed to provide to you.

SIM means the SIM card which contains your Virgin Media phone number and enables you (together with a handset or other equipment) to access our Services.

Tariff Table means Virgin Media’s current list of Charges and prices which is updated from time to time and available on our website, in our latest catalogue, or from our Team upon request.

Team means the Virgin Media customer service team. Our contact details are set out in clause 9.1.

Top Up means a voucher, receipt or other pre-payment mechanism that allows you to add credit to your account by one of the means we offer so that you can access our Services.

2. Our agreement

2.1 Commencement: This Agreement will start, and you are deemed to accept the terms and conditions of this Agreement, when you first credit your account with us or first use our Services, whichever happens first. We will make the Services available to you on the terms and conditions of this Agreement and will connect you to the Network as soon as we can so that you can access the Services.

2.2 Transfer: This Agreement is personal to you and you may not transfer any of your rights and responsibilities under this Agreement without our consent. However, if you Pay As You Go you may transfer your SIM without our consent but for security and fraud prevention reasons we may temporarily suspend such SIM unless you notify us of such transfer. The terms of this Agreement will also apply to anyone you transfer your SIM to. Please contact the Team first if you do want to transfer your SIM. We may transfer any of our rights and responsibilities without your permission provided that the Services you receive or the rights you have under this Agreement are not materially reduced as a result.

2.3 Your handset: This Agreement only covers the provision of the Services by us to you. It does not cover any handsets or other devices you may have received with your SIM or as part of a package, either directly from us or through a third party retailer. Please see clause 4.8 if you need to return your handset or your SIM.

3. Creating and using your account

3.1 Your account: We will open an account for your SIM. We will apply Charges (being the Charges for our Services that you use) to your account. You will be responsible for paying all Charges on your account whether or not they have been incurred by you personally.

3.2 Payment: You can pay the Charges either in advance as a Pay As You Go customer or, where we agree, and subject to passing a UK credit check, in arrears as a Pay by Direct Debit customer. For reasons of good credit management we may no longer allow you to Pay by Direct Debit or may limit the total number of direct debit accounts you have with us. If you are a Pay by Direct Debit customer then please refer to Clause 6 of this Agreement to see how payment for your account will be dealt with.

3.3 Top Up your account: If you are a Pay As You Go customer your account needs to be in credit with us if you want to use our Services. You can add credit to your account by purchasing a Top Up and applying such Top Up to your account or by one of the other means we offer as set out in clause 6.8. As Charges are incurred they will be deducted from any amounts credited against your account.

3.4 Charges: Charges for your use of the Services will be set out in the Tariff Table that you received with your SIM. If you did not receive a copy of the Tariff Table with your SIM then please check out our website or contact our Team for one. We may amend the Charges as set out in clause 5 of this Agreement.

3.5 No refund: If you don’t use all of the credit in any Top Up that you purchase, or such Top Up expires (if applicable) then we will not give you a refund for it. If this Agreement is cancelled (unless you cancel in accordance with Clause 5.4) then you will also lose any credit you have on your account and we will not refund it to you.

3.6 Top Up restrictions: Top Ups may have restrictions around their validity or use. For example, some Top Up vouchers may have an expiry date by which any credit on them needs to be used. All details or rules concerning Top Ups will be available to you before you purchase a Top Up either by being set out on any printed material that accompanies the Top Up, on our website or available from our Team on request.

3.7 No credit: If you are a Pay As You Go customer and you do not have any credit left on your account then you will not be able to make any outgoing calls except to the emergency services or to the Team, or to call a number we have provided so that you can Top Up. You will also not be able to use any of the Services that would incur Charges. You will still be able to receive incoming calls (unless you are Roaming).

3.8 Keep talking!: You need to use our Services at least once within any 90 day period either by making a chargeable call or sending a text message. If you don’t we may suspend your access to the Services and cancel this Agreement. If we cancel this Agreement, you may lose your phone number and any unused Top Up credit on your account (see Clause 10.3). We don’t really want to lose you as a customer so please ensure you keep talking or texting!

3.9 Choice: If you are a Pay by Direct Debit customer then you can also choose to pay the Charges in advance by purchasing a Top Up and applying such Top Up to your account.

4. Provision of service

4.1 Availability: We will try to make our Services available to you at all times but quality and availability could be affected by factors outside of our control, such as the weather, or faults in the Network or any other networks used to provide the Services to you. The Network we use for the provision of our Services may from time to time need upgrading, maintenance or other work which may result in interruptions or unavailability. Where this is the case and our Network provider has informed us, we will detail any interruptions or unavailability on our website and details will also be available from our Team. We will do all we can to keep such unavailability to a minimum.

4.2 Use of the Services: The Services will be available to you provided you:
(a) comply with your obligations as set out in this Agreement;
(b) are in range of the base stations forming the Network (or that of our partners when Roaming) when you try to use the Services;
(c) do not use the Services for anything illegal, immoral or improper;
(d) pay your bill on time if you Pay by Direct Debit;
(e) only use the Services with the equipment and SIM we have approved for use on the Network;
(f) give us valid information we reasonably ask for and do not give us false information;
(g) follow all reasonable instructions we give you and any reasonable guidelines we make available to you;
(h) do not use the Services for making abusive, offensive, indecent or nuisance calls, for sending spam or unsolicited emails or text messages, for making or receiving reverse charge calls or for infringing another persons rights including copyright or other intellectual property rights.

4.3 Your SIM: Any SIM we provide to you remains our property and must be returned to us if we ask for it back. You must keep your SIM safe and can only use it to access our Services. If your SIM is lost, stolen or damaged call the Team immediately for another SIM. If your SIM is lost or stolen you will be liable for all Charges relating to use of the SIM (including call Charges) up to the time that you notify us that your SIM is lost or stolen, regardless of whether the Charges have been incurred by you or someone else. If you lose the SIM you might be liable to pay a reasonable replacement charge, details of which are set out in our Tariff Table.

4.4 No reselling: You may not sell or otherwise make our Services available to others or commercially exploit our Services or any Content in any way.

4.5 Phone numbers: We grant you the use of a phone number. In exceptional circumstances, the telecommunications regulator OFCOM may order the reallocation or change of mobile phone numbers, in which case we may have to change the phone number we make available to you.

4.6 Content: We will use reasonable endeavours to maintain any Content that is provided by us or our appointed third party Content suppliers. However, as Content is obtained from a large range of sources, it is provided on an ‘as is’ basis and we do not represent to you that any Content is of satisfactory quality, accurate, error free, secure, fit for a particular purpose, complete or suitable. For restrictions around Content provided by third parties please see clause 7.3.

4.7 Roaming: Our Services may be available to you in countries outside of the UK if we or the partner who provides us with our Network have roaming arrangements in place. You may need to activate Roaming on your handset by contacting the Team before you leave the UK. You may also need to pay us a Deposit as set out in clause 6.7 before you roam. The Charges for Roaming are set out in our Tariff Table or are available from the Team on request. Overseas network operators may bill us sometime after you use the Services – this can be as long as three months later! Please be aware that when you use your phone abroad incoming calls also incur a charge.

4.8 Returns: If you have obtained your handset or SIM directly from us, for example, through our website www.virginmobile.co.uk, through a Virgin Media Store or by speaking to our Team then you will be entitled to benefit from any customer satisfaction guarantee and equipment warranty that we provide. Full details of such customer satisfaction guarantee and warranty are detailed in the joining pack you receive with your handset or SIM and are also available from our Team on request. If you have obtained your handset or SIM from another source, for example a high street retailer who may offer services from a variety of networks, any customer satisfaction guarantee and warranty that we provide will not be available to you. You should check directly with the retailer where you obtained your handset or SIM what their policy is should you wish to return the handset or SIM or if either of them develops a fault. If you do return your handset or SIM for any reason then you will be charged for any calls or use of our Services at the rates set out in our Tariff Table.

4.9 Additional Services: We may offer you new services that may be of interest or benefit to you. Charges for any Additional Services will be specified in our Tariff Table and any special terms and conditions for such Additional Services will be specified on our website or be available from our Team on request. We may require you to show a satisfactory credit score or billing history before we provision you for access to some Additional Services.

4.10 Acceptable use: We may publish an acceptable use policy in respect of some of our Services or any Additional Services. An acceptable use policy will provide rules and further details around how such Services or Additional Services can be used. We will do this to help us prevent fraud and to ensure that excessive use of such Services or Additional Services does not prevent our customers from enjoying such Services or Additional Services. We will notify you in advance if we do publish such a policy and such policy will also be available on our website or from our Team on request.

5. Changes to this agreement, the charges or our services

5.1 Making changes: We may change this Agreement at any time for Network security reasons, legal or regulatory reasons, or if we wish to have all of our customers on the same terms and conditions for Services. We may also need to change or withdraw all part of our Services or any Additional Services if they are uneconomical, technically impractical, not fulfilling their purpose for you or us, or as a result of changes in technology or changes made by our Network supplier. We may also change our Charges or introduce new Charges.

5.2 Details of any changes: Any changes we make will be available on our website or be available from our Team on request. Changes to the Charges will be reflected in the Tariff Table. Please check our website regularly for any changes.

5.3 Significant changes: We will notify you at least one month in advance of any change coming into effect if we make any changes to your Agreement, the Services or any Additional Services you are using, or to the Charges for any Services or Additional Services you are using, which are likely to be of material detriment to you.

5.4 Non acceptance of changes: If you do not accept any changes notified to you in accordance with clause 5.3 you can cancel this Agreement or are free to stop using our Services. If your account is in credit we will refund you the amount of any credit you have paid for (excluding any initial airtime or other credit we may have credited to you). To claim your refund you must write to the Team within 90 days of the date of the change coming into effect.

5.5 Acceptance of changes: Any continued use of our Services or Additional Services after the date of the change will be deemed to be acceptance by you of the relevant change.

5.6 Communicating with you: If we do need to notify you of a change in accordance with clause 5.3, or otherwise need to communicate with you in respect of our Services or this Agreement, then we will do this by sending you an email or a text message. However, we may also choose to communicate with you by any of the following means as well: by mail, phone, electronic messaging, by placing a recorded message on the phone number for the Team, by the means set out in clause 5.2, or by some other means. We will use the most recent contact details that you have given us (if any).

6. Charges, payment and related terms

6.1 Pay by Direct Debit: Except for clauses 6.7 and 6.8, the rights and obligations set out in this clause 6 apply only to Pay by Direct Debit customers and not Pay As You Go customers.

6.2 Credit limits: We may set a monthly credit limit on your account that will be an amount we consider appropriate. We will let you know what this amount is if we do set a monthly credit limit. We may suspend your access to the Services if you exceed the limit. You should not use the credit limit for budgeting as the amount you owe is not capped or limited and you will still be liable if you exceed the credit limit we set!

6.3 Bills: We’ll usually send you a bill every month advising you of the total amount of Charges you owe us. We may change the billing period at any time but we will notify you in advance if we do this.

6.4 Getting it to you: We will send your bill to you by text message (but we may need to use another means) unless you have advised us that you want to receive it by one of the other means we offer. Alternatively, an itemised version of your account showing the total amount of Charges and details of any Charges for use of our Services will be available to you by registering with us and logging into your account on our website or on request. If you request us to send you an itemised version of your account then we may make a reasonable charge for this, details of which are set out in our Tariff Table. We may appoint a third party to provide you with your bill on our behalf. Bills issued by such third party will be binding on you and payment of such invoices in full to the third party will be a valid discharge of your liability to pay such bill under this Agreement.

6.5 Payment in full: You must pay your Charges in full in the amount requested within 14 days of the date of your bill. Unless you contact us to pay your Charges in advance, as set out in clause 6.8, you must pay your bill by direct debit from a suitable bank account that allows payment by direct debit and must maintain an active direct debit if you Pay by Direct Debit. If the Charges are not paid in full and on time we can stop you using some or all of our Services and may cancel this Agreement. If you think there is mistake in your bill, please tell us as soon as possible so that we can check this.

6.6 Late payment: If you do not pay a bill by the due date, we can charge you interest on what you owe at 2% above the base rate of Barclays Bank plc. We will use the base rate that was in force when the bill was due and we can charge you interest until you pay. We may also charge you for any reasonable administration or collection costs which we incur if you do not pay your bill on time and in full.

6.7 Deposits: We may require you to make a Deposit to be used as security for the Charges. We do not pay you interest on Deposits. A Deposit is likely to be required if you have less than 4 months credit history with us and you wish to activate Roaming on your account, for the reason set out in clause 11.6, or if you do not pay any of your bills in full and on time. Details of any Deposit that may be required are set out in our Tariff Table. We may use the Deposit to pay any Charges that you owe us that you have not paid. If you do not owe us any money we will repay the Deposit to you if this Agreement is cancelled or if you return your SIM and handset (if applicable) under the terms of any customer returns policy that applies to your sale.

6.8 Payment methods: If you do want to pay the Charges in advance then you can purchase and apply a Top-Up to your account or we will accept payment by credit card or debit card. However, if we have reasonable cause to believe that your payment will be dishonoured or we cannot validate any payment card details you provide to us, we may refuse your chosen payment method and request another method.

7. Liability

7.1 Exclusions: In terms of this Agreement, we exclude all liability to you in any way for:
(a) any losses where we are not at fault;
(b) any loss of income, business or profits;
(c) any corruption of data in connection with the use of the Services; or
(d) any losses or damages which were not reasonably foreseeable when we entered into this Agreement.

7.2 Limited liability: We are only liable to you as set out in this Agreement. We will pay for any damage or losses if we are liable to you for something we or anyone working for us does or does not do. However, our obligation to pay damages or losses is limited to £3,000 for one incident or £6,000 for a number of incidents within any 12 month period. Nothing in this Agreement removes or limits our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or for any fraudulent mis-representations we make.

7.3 Third parties: You may be able to use our Services to upload or transmit email or Content over the internet or to access third party websites, Content and other material which is branded or provided by third parties, and to acquire goods or services from third parties. We and our Network supplier merely act as the “pipe” transmitting this Content to or from you and do not have any control or exercise any control over this Content, the third parties, or any goods or services they may provide. We therefore have no responsibility or liability to you for these third party sites, their Content, or for any goods or services you may obtain from them. You are responsible for any Content that you upload or transmit.

7.4 Timeliness: You must tell us about any claims you want to make against us as soon as reasonably possible. This will allow us to look into your claim and any relevant account records we have on our systems before we delete the records in accordance with our legal obligations.

7.5 Things beyond our control: We will not be liable to you if we are unable to provide you with the Services, or perform any of our obligations under this Agreement because of something beyond our control. Such factors may include, but will not be limited to, acts of God, industrial action, war, terrorist act, governmental action, any act or decision made by court of competent jurisdiction, or delay, default or failure by a third party supplier or network operator.

7.6 Continuation: This section 7 will apply even after this Agreement has ended. If you are a consumer, the terms of this Agreement will not affect any rights you have under any statute which cannot be excluded by the terms of this Agreement. For more information on the rights you have under statute contact your Local Authority Trading Standards Department or Citizens Advice Bureau.

8. Suspending or disconnecting access to our services

8.1 Suspension for Network problems: We may suspend your use of the Services or disconnect any SIM from the Network without warning if the Network needs urgent maintenance or upgrading. We will try to make sure this does not happen often.

8.2 Suspension for other reasons: We may also suspend your use of the Services and disconnect your SIM from the Network without giving you notice if you, or anyone who uses your SIM:
(a) does not keep to the conditions of this Agreement, including the provisions of clause 4.2, or any other agreement with us, for example, any terms and conditions relating to Additional Services or any promotional or special offers;
(b) damages the Network or puts it at risk;
(c) continually harasses, abuses or threatens our staff;
(d) notifies us that your SIM has been lost or stolen;
(e) exceeds any credit limit we may have set for you or does not pay a bill when it is due;
(f) is required to be suspended following an order, instruction or request from any governmental body, any emergency service organisation, or any other person or organisation with the appropriate authority to request such suspension,
(g) has provided us with information that we reasonably believe is false or misleading;
(h) chooses not to use our Services within a 90 day period either by making a chargeable call or sending a text message,
(i) if you are a Pay by Direct Debit customer and any direct debit for your account has been suspended, cancelled or is otherwise inactive,
(j) we reasonably believe that there has been fraudulent activity on your account; or
(k) contravenes any acceptable use policy we have notified you about (as set out in clause 4.10) and you continue to use the Services in breach of that acceptable use policy after we have notified you of any breach.

Suspension may result in us cancelling this Agreement. If we cancel this Agreement, you may lose you phone number and any unused Top Up credit on your account (see Clause 10.3).

8.3 Reconnection Charges: We may charge you a fee to reconnect you to our Services except where the reconnection is required as a result of Network problems as set out in clause 8.1. Details of any fee are set out in our Tariff Table.

8.4 Messaging Services: We may turn off your Messaging Services if they are inactive for an extended period of time but we will let you know before this happens. If we do turn off your Messaging Service you will lose all of the content in your Messaging Services and we will be unable to forward any unopened or unsent messages to you or anyone else.

8.5 Unlocking your handset: Handsets that are used to access our Services are locked to the Network. If you wish to unlock your handset from the Network you will need to contact our Team and pay the Charges for unlocking your handset as set out in the Tariff Table. You will also need to have paid all Charges owing on your account before we unlock your handset. For security reasons you will also need to register the handset you wish to unlock with us before we unlock it for you.

9. Queries, disputes and contact details

9.1 Contact us: If you have a query about our Services, you can contact us at any time by calling the Team on 0845 6000 789 (789 from your Virgin Media handset) in the UK, by writing to us at Virgin Media, The Team, PO Box 333, Matrix Court, Swansea SA7 9BB or by emailing us through our website which is www.virginmobile.co.uk. We will try to resolve your query as quickly as possible. If for any reason you have a complaint about our Services then you can also contact us using these same details or by following the process in our 'Complaints Code of Practice', a copy of which is available in the 'Legal Stuff' section of our website.

9.2 Still not happy?:To give you peace of mind we are members of the Communications and Internet Services Adjudication Scheme (CISAS). This is an independent body set up to help resolve any problems with the Services we provide and the service you receive. For more information on how to refer a dispute or complaint to CISAS see www.cisas.org.uk

10. When our agreement ends

10.1 Your right to cancel: You may cancel this Agreement at any time for any reason.

10.2 Our right to cancel: We may cancel this Agreement immediately in the following circumstances:
(a) if we have the right to suspend your access to the Services for any of the reasons set out in clause 8.2 and we believe that the grounds are serious and have not been, or are unlikely to be, rectified;
(b) if you break this Agreement in any material way and do not put it right within 7 days of us asking you to;
(c) if you Pay by Direct Debit and you do not pay the Charges in full or on time as set out in clause 6.5 or you become bankrupt or make any arrangement with your creditors; or
(d) if the Network owner no longer makes the Network available to us.

10.3 Effect of cancellation: If this Agreement is cancelled you will need to pay us on cancellation all unpaid Charges on your account and:
(a) your SIM will be disconnected from the Network,
(b) you will not be able to use our Services at all; and
(c) you will lose your phone number (unless you move to another network).

(d) you will lose any unused Top Up credit on your account (except in the circumstances set out in Clause 5.4).

11. Your details and how we look after them

11.1 How we use your data: By subscribing to our Services you are giving us your consent to use your personal information together with other information for the purposes of providing you with our Services, service information and updates, administration, credit scoring, customer services, training, tracking use of our Services (including processing call, usage, billing, viewing and interactive data), profiling your usage and purchasing preferences for so long as you are a customer and for as long as is necessary for these specified purposes after you terminate the Services. We may occasionally use third parties to process your personal information in the ways outlined above. These third parties are permitted to use the data only in accordance with our instructions and the law.

11.2 Marketing consent: We may also, subject to your consent, use your personal information to contact you with information about special offers and rewards (this may include special offers of other carefully selected companies). We and other Virgin companies (e.g. Virgin Atlantic) may also, subject to your consent, use your personal information to contact you with information about their products and services including special offers from them, and we may disclose your personal information to other Virgin companies and sub-contractors and agents for these purposes. But don’t worry, we won’t share your details with companies outside the Virgin group for marketing purposes without your consent.

11.3 How we can contact you: If you have given us the consent referred to in the marketing consent above, then from time to time, we and other Virgin companies may contact you by mail, telephone, email, other electronic messaging services (such as text, voice, sound or image messages including using automated calling systems) or fax.

11.4 Subject access request: You have a right to ask for a copy of your information (for which we charge a small fee) and to correct any inaccuracies.

11.5 Credit checks: If you apply for credit we or the retailer you purchase your SIM or handset from may carry out credit checks where necessary to help us or the retailer confirm your identity and decide whether to accept your application. The credit check will include looking at our own and the retailers information (if you apply through a retailer that is not Virgin Media), the details you have given us, and registering and checking your information with credit reference agencies and fraud prevention agencies who will also check the details of anyone you are financially associated with – for example, people you may have a joint bank account with. You agree that we or the retailer may conduct these checks and also register information about you and the conduct of your account with any credit reference agency who will also record our search on their records.

11.6 Our credit assessment: If our assessment of you does not meet our normal requirements then we may require you to make a Deposit with us or we may refuse to provide you with Services. For the purpose of fraud prevention, debt collection, credit management and emergency services purposes, information about you and the conduct of your account may be disclosed to credit reference agencies, debt collection agencies, fraud prevention agencies, security agencies, financial institutions, emergency services organisations or other phone companies. For the same reasons we may also perform subsequent credit checks whilst you retain a financial obligation with us.

11.7 Recording: We may record or monitor any conversations about your account or our Services to assist us to improve the quality of service we provide to you.

12. General

12.1 Change of details: You must call the Team straight away about any change in your address, email address, any direct debit for your account, or any other change to details you have supplied to us.

12.2. Age Restricted Services: If you are under the specified age that may apply to any Age Restricted Services you are not permitted to access such Age Restricted Services. If you are the specified age or over and you access any Age Restricted Services you must not show, or send Content, from the Age Restricted Services to anyone under the age that may be specified on some Content or Services. If you let anyone under the age specified on any Content or Services use your handset you must also ensure that you deactivate access to any Age Restricted Services before doing so.

12.3 Severability: If a clause or condition of this Agreement is not legally effective, the remainder of this Agreement shall be effective. We can replace any clause or condition that is not legally effective with a clause or condition of similar meaning that is lawful and effective.

12.4 Directory information: You may ask us to enter your name, address and mobile telephone number in a publicly available telephone directory and/or a directory enquiry service operated by us or a third party. If you would like us to include your details in such a directory or enquiry service then please contact the Team.

12.5 Enforcement: Failure by either you or us to enforce any rights under this Agreement shall not prevent either you or us from taking further action.

12.6 No third party rights: This Agreement does not confer any benefit on any third party under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

12.7 Law: This Agreement is to be interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and each of us agrees to only bring legal actions about this Agreement in a UK court.

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Terms and conditions of service - Pay Monthly Contract

1. Introduction

1.1 The parties: The Services covered by this Agreement are provided to you by Virgin Mobile Telecoms Limited (part of the Virgin Media Group), registered in England company number 3707664. Registered office address: Media House, Bartley Wood Business Park, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 9UP. Our VAT number is 591819014. In this Agreement, when we say "Virgin Mobile", "we", "our" or "us" we mean Virgin Mobile Telecoms Limited. When we say "you" or "your" we mean you, our customer.

1.2 Definitions: This Agreement contains various words that start with a capital letter and have a defined meaning, e.g Charges. We set out below what these defined words mean.

"Additional Services" means optional Services (for example Roaming, access to Services charged at premium rates or Content) which are likely to be supplied outside of a Contract Allowance and are chargeable at the rates set out in our Tariff Table.

"Age Restricted Services" means any of the Content or Services that are specified as for use by customers of a specified age (usually 18) or over.

"Agreement" means these terms and conditions, the details about your Contract Allowance and Minimum Term that you choose, and the Charges set out in the Tariff Table that apply to Pay Monthly customers. Additional terms may apply to Additional Services or any promotional or special offers but we will notify you of these before they apply.

"Charges" means charges for your Contract Allowance and for access to and use of the Services as set out in the Tariff Table. Charges may cover (without limitation) call and usage charges, fixed periodic charges, all reasonable administration charges, and any costs incurred in collecting outstanding payments from you.

"Content" means information, images and sounds, communications, software or any other material contained or made available through the Services.

"Contract Allowance" means the agreed allowance of Services, for example, airtime, text messages, and/or Additional Services that Virgin Media shall provide to you for an agreed monthly or other periodic payment. For example a £15 a month 24 month Contract Allowance might contain 200 minutes of airtime, 500 text messages and 500MB of data a month.

"Data Controller" means the role undertaken in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

"Deposit" means a refundable amount that we may ask you to pay to us before we provide you with access to the Services or any Additional Services.

"Messaging Services" means the voicemail storage and retrieval service and/or any other type of message storage and retrieval service that we may offer from time to time.

"Minimum Term" means the minimum fixed period for the supply of your Contract Allowance and Services.

"Network" means the telephone system that provides our Services.

'Other Legal Stuff' as well as the terms and conditions set out in this document, there are additional terms and conditions which apply to your Services as published by us on our website as updated by us from time to time. If there is any conflict between the Other Legal Stuff and the terms and conditions in this document, the Other Legal Stuff will apply.

"Roaming" is an Additional Service that allows you to access the Services on a network belonging to another operator, usually in a foreign country.

"Services" means the mobile telephone services offered by Virgin Media including Additional Services and Messaging Services where appropriate, which we have agreed to provide to you.

"SIM" means the SIM card which contains your Virgin Media phone number and enables you (together with a handset or other equipment) to access our Services.

"Tariff Table" means Virgin Medias current list of Charges and prices which is updated from time to time and available on our website, in our latest catalogue, or from our Team upon request.

"Team" means the Virgin Media customer service team. Our contact details are set out in clause 9.1.

2. Our agreement

2.1 Commencement: This Agreement starts when we accept your application to use our Services.

2.2 Minimum Term: This Agreement will continue for at least the Minimum Term although you may cancel it during the Minimum Term in accordance with Clause 10. If your Minimum Term has come to an end, this Agreement will continue, and we will continue to supply you with the Services as set out in clause 3.4, until either you or we choose to end this Agreement in any of the ways permitted in clause 10.

2.3 Transfer: This Agreement is personal to you and you may not transfer your account or any of your rights and responsibilities under this Agreement without our consent. We may transfer any of our rights and responsibilities without your permission provided that the Services you receive or the rights you have under this Agreement are not materially reduced as a result.

2.4 Your handset: This Agreement only covers the provision of the Services by us to you. It does not cover any handsets or other devices you may have received with your SIM or as part of a package, either directly from us or through a third party retailer. Please see clause 4.8 if you need to return your handset or your SIM.

3. Your contract allowance

3.1 Your Contract Allowance: Once we have confirmed that you are 18 or over and you have passed a credit check we will provide you with your agreed Contract Allowance of minutes, text messages, Additional Services, or other Services. Details of the types of calls, text messages or Services generally that are included within your Contract Allowance are detailed in the joining pack you receive with your handset or SIM and are also available from our Team on request. We will set up your Contract Allowance for you as soon as we can but this may take up to 48 hours from when we first connect you to the Network or from when you notify us that you wish to change your Contract Allowance. We will notify you by text message as soon as your Contract Allowance has been set up. Until that time you may still use the Services but these will be charged at the rates for our Pay Monthly customers full details of which are set out in our Tariff Table.

For customers who signed up before 25 June 2012

3.2 Changing your Contract Allowance: During your Minimum Term we may allow you to change your Contract Allowance but you may only change to a Contract Allowance that was available on the date you started your Minimum Term and that costs the same or more than the Contract Allowance you chose at the beginning of your Minimum Term. Please contact us for details of the Contract Allowances that were available on the date you started your Minimum Term. You may only change your Contract Allowance once in any period of 30 days and only with our agreement.

3.3 Use of our Services outside of your Contract Allowance: All use of our Services that is in excess of or not included within your Contract Allowance will be charged for separately at the rates specified for Pay Monthly customers in our Tariff Table. The most up to date version of our Tariff Table will be on our website or available from our Team on request.

3.4 At the end of the Minimum Term: We may contact you towards the end of your Minimum Term to let you know that the Minimum Term is due to come to an end. At the expiry of your Minimum Term we will continue to provision you with your Contract Allowance on a monthly (or other periodic) basis and will continue to bill you for the Charges. If you wish to change your Contract Allowance at the end of the Minimum Term then you can do so by contacting the Team but you will need to sign up for another Minimum Term. You will need to contact the Team at least one month before the expiry of your Minimum Term or any subsequent monthly renewal date for your Contract Allowance if you do not want us to continue provisioning you with your Contract Allowance each month. If you do contact us we will not provision you with your Contract Allowance but will continue to provide you with the Services at the rates set out for Pay Monthly customers in our Tariff Table until this Agreement is cancelled by either you or us in accordance with Clause 10.

For customers who signed up on or after 25 June 2012

3.2 Changing your Contract Allowance: During your Minimum Term we may allow you to change your Contract Allowance but you may only change to a Contract Allowance that was available on the same handset at the same upfront cost (if any) that you paid on the date you started your Minimum Term. Please contact us for details of the Contract Allowances that were available on your handset on the date you started your Minimum Term. You may only change your Contract Allowance once in any period of 30 days and only with our agreement.

3.3 Use of our Services outside of your Contract Allowance: All use of our Services that is in excess of or not included within your Contract Allowance will be charged for separately at the rates specified for Pay Monthly customers in our Tariff Table. The most up to date version of our Tariff Table will be on our website or available from our Team on request.

3.4 At the end of the Minimum Term: We may contact you towards the end of your Minimum Term to let you know that the Minimum Term is due to come to an end. At the expiry of your Minimum Term we will continue to provision you with your Contract Allowance on a monthly (or other periodic) basis and will continue to bill you for the Charges. If you wish to change your Contract Allowance at the end of the Minimum Term then you can do so by contacting the Team but you will need to sign up for another Minimum Term. You will need to contact the Team at least one month before the expiry of your Minimum Term or any subsequent monthly renewal date for your Contract Allowance if you do not want us to continue provisioning you with your Contract Allowance each month. If you do contact us we will not provision you with your Contract Allowance but will continue to provide you with the Services at the rates set out for Pay Monthly customers in our Tariff Table until this Agreement is cancelled by either you or us in accordance with Clause 10.

4. Provision of service

4.1 Availability: We will try to make our Services available to you at all times but quality and availability could be affected by factors outside of our control, such as the weather, or faults in the Network or any other networks used to provide the Services to you. The Network we use for the provision of our Services may from time to time need upgrading, maintenance or other work which may result in interruptions or unavailability. Where this is the case and our Network provider has informed us, we will detail any interruptions or unavailability on our website and details will also be available from our Team. We will do all we can to keep such unavailability to a minimum. We reserve the right to refuse your application or to cancel such right to use our services at our sole discretion. An example of such refusal or rejection may be where Asurion (see 11.2 below) refuse to provide you with mobile insurance.

4.2 Use of the Services: The Services will be available to you provided you:

(a) comply with your obligations as set out in this Agreement;
(b) are in range of the base stations forming the Network (or that of our partners when Roaming) when you try to use the Services;
(c) do not use the Services for anything illegal, immoral or improper;
(d) do not use the Service for a purpose in any way related to an arrangement which we suspect is designed to artificially inflate traffic to a number or numbers. We reserve the right to bar access to numbers on a temporary or permanent basis which we reasonably suspect are being used for such purposes. Artificially inflated traffic means calls that result in a calling pattern or patterns that are disproportionate to the overall type, amount, duration and/or extent of calls which would be expected from good faith usage of our Network or Services;
(e) pay your bill on time;
(f) only use the Services with the equipment and SIM we have approved for use on the Network;
(g) give us valid information we reasonably ask for and do not give us false information;
(h) follow all reasonable instructions we give you and any reasonable guidelines we make available to you;
(i) do not use the Services for making abusive, offensive, indecent or nuisance calls, for sending spam or unsolicited emails or text messages, for making or receiving reverse charge calls, or for infringing another persons rights including copyright or other intellectual property rights.
(j) do not use the Services for commercial or business purposes.

4.3 Your SIM: Any SIM we provide to you remains our property and must be returned to us if we ask for it back. You must keep your SIM safe and can only use it to access our Services. If your SIM is lost, stolen or damaged call the Team immediately for another SIM. If your SIM is lost or stolen you will be liable for all Charges relating to use of the SIM (including call Charges) up to the time that you notify us that your SIM is lost or stolen, regardless of whether the Charges have been incurred by you or someone else. You will also continue to be liable for the monthly payment (or other periodic charge) relating to your Contract Allowance until the end of the Minimum Term. If you lose the SIM you might be liable to pay a reasonable replacement charge, details of which are set out in our Tariff Table.

4.4 No reselling: You may not sell or otherwise make our Services available to others or commercially exploit our Services or any Content in any way.

4.5 Phone numbers: We grant you the use of a phone number. In exceptional circumstances, the telecommunications regulator OFCOM may order the reallocation or change of mobile phone numbers, in which case we may have to change the phone number we make available to you.

4.6 Content: We will use reasonable endeavours to maintain any Content that is provided by us or our appointed third party Content suppliers. However, as Content is obtained from a large range of sources, it is provided on an as is basis and we do not represent to you that any Content is of satisfactory quality, accurate, error free, secure, fit for a particular purpose, complete or suitable. For restrictions around Content provided by third parties please see clause 7.3.

4.7 Roaming: Our Services may be available to you in countries outside of the UK if we or the partner who provides us with our Network have roaming arrangements in place. You may need to activate Roaming on your handset by contacting the Team before you leave the UK. You may also need to pay us a Deposit as set out in clause 6.9 before you roam. The Charges for Roaming are set out in our Tariff Table or are available from the Team on request. Overseas network operators may bill us sometime after you use the Services this can be as long as three months later! Please be aware that when you use your phone abroad incoming calls also incur a charge.

(a) Inadvertent Roaming:  If you are using your handset in a location in the UK, which is close to the border between the UK and another country, your phone may connect to a network in that other country.  You will be charged at roaming rates for that usage.  To prevent that occurring, you should take care to note the network to which you handset is connected when in those areas, before using the handset. Alternatively, you may contact us and we can disable roaming for you.

4.8 Returns: If you have obtained your handset or SIM directly from us, for example, through our website www.virginmobile.co.uk, through a Virgin Media Store or by speaking to our Team then you will be entitled to benefit from any customer satisfaction guarantee and equipment warranty that we provide. Full details of such customer satisfaction guarantee and warranty are detailed on our website. If you have obtained your handset or SIM from another source, for example a high street retailer who may offer services from a variety of networks, any customer satisfaction guarantee and warranty that we provide will not be available to you. You should check directly with the retailer where you obtained your handset or SIM what their policy is should you wish to return the handset or SIM or if either of them develops a fault. If you do return your handset or SIM for any reason then you will be charged for any calls or use of our Services at the rates set out in our Tariff Table.

4.9 Additional Services: We may offer you new services that may be of interest or benefit to you. Charges for any Additional Services will be specified in our Tariff Table and any special terms and conditions for such Additional Services will be specified on our website or be available from our Team on request. We may require you to show a satisfactory credit score or billing history before we provision you for access to some Additional Services.

4.10 Other Legal Stuff: As well as these Terms and Conditions, the Services have Other Legal Stuff which applies to the Services and their use, as published by us on our website. These may be updated from time to time so please check the website regularly and read through it carefully. This Other Legal Stuff includes our 'acceptable use policy' or "fair use policies", copies of which are available on our website.

5. Changes to this agreement, the charges or our services

5.1 General changes: We may change this Agreement at any time for Network security reasons, legal or regulatory reasons, or if we wish to have all of our customers on the same terms and conditions for Services. We may also need to change or withdraw all or part of your Contract Allowance, the Services, or any Additional Services if they are uneconomical, technically impractical, not fulfilling their purpose for you or us, or as a result of changes in technology or changes made by our Network supplier. Unless the change is a significant change as set out in clause 5.3 we will give you 14 days notice of any change to this Agreement, your Contract Allowance or of any change to the elements of the Services or Additional Services you are using.

(a) Family & friends discounts may exclude certain handsets or tariffs at our discretion.

5.2 Price changes: We may also change our Charges or introduce new Charges. Unless the change is a significant change as set out in clause 5.3 we will give you 14 days notice of any change to the Charges for the elements of the Services or Additional Services you are using.

5.3 Significant changes: We will notify you at least one month in advance of any change coming into effect that (in our reasonable opinion):
(a) where you joined or renewed your contract on or before 22nd January 2014, will increase the monthly or other periodic Charges for your Contract Allowance by an amount which is more than the percentage increase in the previous twelve month period in the Retail Prices Index (or any future equivalent) published by the Office for National Statistics; or
(b) where you joined or renewed your contract on or after 23rd January 2014, will increase the monthly or other periodic Charges for your Contract Allowance

(c) is a change to your Agreement, the Services or any Additional Services you are using, or to the Charges for any Services or Additional Services you are using, which is likely to be of material detriment to you.

5.4 Non acceptance of changes: If you do not accept a change that falls within clause 5.3 you may cancel this Agreement by writing to us within 1 month of us telling you about any change, to let us know that you want to cancel. However you may not cancel this Agreement if such change: (a) has been imposed on us by any regulator with appropriate authority, for example OFCOM, or as a direct result of new legislation, statutory instrument or government regulation; or (b) relates solely to an Additional Service. If this is the case then you may cancel such Additional Service by giving us a least ten days notice in writing to that effect.

5.5 Acceptance of changes: Any continued use of our Services or Additional Services after the date of the change will be deemed to be acceptance by you of the relevant change.

5.6 Communicating with you: Our preferred method of communicating any changes or other notices to you is by sending you an email or a text message. However, we may also choose to communicate with you by any of the following means as well: by mail, phone, electronic messaging, by placing a recorded message on the phone number for the Team, or by some other means. We will use the most recent contact details that you have given us. We will also post changes on our website and will make them available from our Team on request.

6. Charges, payment and related terms

6.1 Your account: We will open an account for your SIM and will apply all Charges that you incur against your account. You must pay all Charges on your account, whether or not they have been incurred by you personally. For reasons of good credit management we may limit the total number of direct debit accounts you have with us.

6.2 Contract Allowance Charges: You will be charged a monthly (or other periodic) amount for the allowance of calls, texts, or other Services that make up your Contract Allowance or if applicable, for any Additional Services that are charged on a monthly basis. This monthly amount will be charged in advance (or arrears if we advise) and will be charged whether or not you use all of your Contract Allowance each month.

6.3 Call Charges: You will be charged monthly in arrears for all use of our Services in excess of or outside of your Contract Allowance, for any Additional Services that are not charged on a monthly basis (for example access to premium rate Services) and for any other Charges that you may incur.

6.4 Credit limits: We may set a monthly credit limit on your account that will be an amount we consider appropriate. We will let you know what this amount is if we do set a monthly credit limit. We may suspend your access to the Services if you exceed the limit. You should not use the credit limit for budgeting as the amount you owe is not capped or limited and you will still be liable if you exceed the credit limit we set!

6.5 Bills: Well usually send you a bill every month advising you of the total amount of Charges you owe us. We may change the billing period at any time but we will notify you in advance if we do this.

6.6 Getting it to you: We will let you know each month as soon as your bill is ready to view, either by text or by email. You can see your bill online by registering with us and logging into your account on our website. If you request us to send you a paper bill then you agree that we may make a separate reasonable charge each month for this, details of which are set out in our Tariff Table. We may appoint a third party to provide you with your bill on our behalf. Bills issued by such third party will be binding on you and payment of such invoices in full to the third party will be a valid discharge of your liability to pay such bill under this Agreement.

6.7 Payment in full: You must pay your Charges in full in the amount requested within 14 days of the date of your bill. Unless you contact us to pay your Charges in advance, as set out in clause 6.10, you must pay your bill by direct debit from a suitable bank account that allows payment by direct debit. If the Charges are not paid in full and on time we can stop you using some or all of our Services and may cancel this Agreement. If you think there is mistake in your bill, please tell us as soon as possible so that we can check this.

6.8 Late payment: If you do not pay a bill by the due date, we can charge you interest on what you owe at 2% above the base rate of Barclays Bank plc. We will use the base rate that was in force when the bill was due and we can charge you interest until you pay. We may also charge you for any reasonable administration or collection costs which we incur if you do not pay your bill on time and in full.

6.9 Deposits: We may require you to make a Deposit to be used as security for the Charges. We do not pay you interest on Deposits. A Deposit is likely to be required if you have less than 4 months credit history with us and you wish to activate Roaming on your account, for the reason set out in clause 11.7, or if you do not pay any of your bills in full and on time. Details of any Deposit that may be required are set out in our Tariff Table. We may use the Deposit to pay any Charges that you owe us that you have not paid. If you do not owe us any money we will repay the Deposit to you if:
(a) you cancel this Agreement under clause 10.2;
(b) we cancel this Agreement under clause 10.3 (d);
(c) at the end of the Minimum Term; or
(d) if you return your SIM and handset (if applicable) under the terms of any customer returns policy that applies to your sale.

6.10 Payment methods: You may choose to pay your Charges in advance but must still maintain an active direct debit for your account. If you do want to pay the Charges in advance then you can purchase and register a Virgin Media top-up voucher or we will accept payment by credit card or debit card. However, if we have reasonable cause to believe that your payment will be dishonoured or we cannot validate any payment card details you provide to us, we may refuse your chosen payment method and request another method.

7. Liability

7.1 Exclusions: In terms of this Agreement we exclude all liability to you in any way for:
(a) any losses where we are not at fault;
(b) any loss of income, business or profits;
(c) any corruption of data in connection with the use of the Services; or
(d) any losses or damages which were not reasonably foreseeable when we entered into this Agreement.

7.2 Limited liability: We are only liable to you as set out in this Agreement. We will pay for any damage or losses if we are liable to you for something we or anyone working for us does or does not do. However, our obligation to pay damages or losses is limited to £3,000 for one incident or £6,000 for a number of incidents within any 12 month period. Nothing in this Agreement removes or limits our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or for any fraudulent mis-representations we make.

7.4 Timeliness: You must tell us about any claims you want to make against us as soon as reasonably possible. This will allow us to look into your claim and any relevant account records we have on our systems before we delete the records in accordance with our legal obligations.

7.5 Things beyond our control: We will not be liable to you if we are unable to provide you with the Services, or perform any of our obligations under this Agreement because of something beyond our control. Such factors may include, but will not be limited to, acts of God, industrial action, war, terrorist act, governmental action, any act or decision made by court of competent jurisdiction, or delay, default or failure by a third party supplier or network operator.

7.6 Continuation: This section 7 will apply even after this Agreement has ended. If you are a consumer, the terms of this Agreement will not affect any rights you have under any statute which cannot be excluded by the terms of this Agreement. For more information on the rights you have under statute contact your Local Authority Trading Standards Department or Citizens Advice Bureau.

8. Suspending or disconnecting access to our services

8.1 Suspension for Network problems: We may suspend your use of the Services or disconnect any SIM from the Network without warning if the Network needs urgent maintenance or upgrading. We will try to make sure this does not happen often.

8.2 Suspension for other reasons: We may also suspend your use of the Services and disconnect your SIM from the Network without giving you notice if you, or anyone who uses your SIM:
(a) does not keep to the conditions of this Agreement, including the provisions of clause 4.2, or any other agreement with us, for example, any terms and conditions relating to Additional Services or any promotional or special offers;
(b) damages the Network or puts it at risk;
(c) continually harasses, abuses or threatens our staff;
(d) notifies us that your SIM has been lost or stolen;
(e) exceeds any credit limit we may have set for you or does not pay a bill when it is due;
(f) is required to be suspended following an order, instruction or request from any governmental body, any emergency service organisation, or any other person or organisation with the appropriate authority to request such suspension;
(g) has provided us with information that we reasonably believe is false or misleading;
(h) at the end of any Minimum Term, chooses not to use our Services within a 180 day period either by making a chargeable call or sending a text message;
(i) any direct debit for your account has been suspended, cancelled or is otherwise inactive;
(j) we reasonably believe that there has been fraudulent activity on your account; or
(k) contravenes any acceptable use policy we have notified you about (as set out in clause 4.10) and you continue to use the Services in breach of that acceptable use policy after we have notified you of any breach.

8.3 Charges: You are still liable for all monthly or other periodic Charges for your Contract Allowance due during any period of suspension or disconnection. However, if the suspension or disconnection is because of severe ongoing Network problems as set out in clause 8.1, then we will credit your account with an appropriate part of your monthly (or other periodic) charges to cover the period of any suspension.

8.4 Reconnection Charges: We may charge you a fee to reconnect you to our Services except where the reconnection is required as a result of Network problems as set out in clause 8.1. Details of any fee are set out in our Tariff Table.

8.5 Messaging Services: We may turn off your Messaging Services if they are inactive for an extended period of time but we will let you know before this happens. If we do turn off your Messaging Service you will lose all of the content in your Messaging Services and we will be unable to forward any unopened or unsent messages to you or anyone else.

8.6 Unlocking your handset: Handsets that are used to access our Services are locked to the Network. If you wish to unlock your handset from the Network you will need to contact our Team and pay the Charges for unlocking your handset as set out in the Tariff Table. You will also need to have paid all Charges owing on your account before we unlock your handset. We may unlock your handset during any Minimum Term but this Agreement will still continue and you will still be required to pay the Charges for your Contract Allowance until the end of the Minimum Term. For security reasons you will also need to register the handset you wish to unlock with us before we unlock it for you.

9. Queries, disputes and contact details

9.1 Contact us: If you have a query about our Services, you can contact us at any time by calling the Team on 0845 6000 789 (789 from your Virgin Media handset) in the UK, by writing to us at Virgin Media, The Team, PO Box 333 Matrix Court, Swansea, SA7 9ZJ, or by emailing us through our website which is www.virginmobile.co.uk. We will try to resolve your query as quickly as possible. If for any reason you have a complaint about our Services then you can also contact us using these same details or by following the process in our 'Complaints Code of Practice', a copy of which is available in the 'Legal Stuff' section of our website.

9.2 Still not happy?: To give you peace of mind we are members of the Communications and Internet Services Adjudication Scheme (CISAS). This is an independent body set up to help resolve any problems with the Services we provide and the service you receive. For more information on how to refer a dispute or complaint to CISAS see www.cisas.org.uk

10. When our agreement ends

10.1 Cancellation for any reason: Either you or we may cancel this Agreement at any time for any reason by giving the other one months written notice.

10.2 Your right to cancel: You may end this Agreement immediately in the following circumstances:
(a) if we break this Agreement in any material way and do not put it right within seven days of you asking us to;
(b) if all of the Services are permanently no longer available to you;
(c) if you do not accept any change that we notify you about in accordance with clause 5.3 and you notify us in accordance with clause 5.4 that you do not accept such change.

10.3 Our right to cancel: We may cancel this Agreement immediately in the following circumstances:
(a) if we have the right to suspend your access to the Services for any of the reasons set out in clause 8.2. and we believe that the grounds are serious and have not been or are unlikely to be rectified;
(b) if you break this Agreement in any material way and do not put it right within seven days of us asking you to; (c) if you do not pay the Charges in full or on time as set out in clause 6.7 or you become bankrupt or make any arrangement with your creditors; or
(d) if the Network owner no longer makes the Network available to us.

10.4 Effect of cancellation: If this Agreement is cancelled:
(a) your SIM will be disconnected from the Network;
(b) you will not be able to use our Services at all; and
(c) you will lose your phone number (unless you move to another network).

10.5 Payment on cancellation: If this Agreement is cancelled you will need to pay us on cancellation all unpaid call and other usage or administration Charges on your account. Unless you have cancelled this Agreement under clause 10.2 or we have cancelled this Agreement under clause 10.3 (d) then you must also pay on cancellation the monthly (or other periodic) Charges owed for each month of your Contract Allowance through to the end of your Minimum Term.

11. Your details and how we look after them

11.1 How we use your data: By subscribing to our Services you are giving us your consent to use your personal information together with other information for the purposes of providing you with our Services, service information and updates, administration, credit scoring, customer services, training, tracking use of our Services (including processing call, usage, billing, viewing and interactive data), profiling your usage and purchasing preferences for so long as you are a customer and for as long as is necessary for these specified purposes after you terminate the Services. We may occasionally use third parties to process your personal information in the ways outlined above. These third parties are permitted to use the data only in accordance with our instructions and the law.

11.2 Insurance administrators: If you have taken mobile insurance with Virgin Media, either as an integrated benefit of your plan or as a chargeable extra, you are giving us consent to provide your personal information to the policy administrators, NEWAsurion Europe Limited ("Asurion"). Once the relevant data has been passed to Asurion, they will undertake all responsibilities of Data Controller in respect of that data (Information Commissioners Office registration number Z2172995). Please refer to your policy documents for full details of how Asurion will use your data.

11.3 Marketing consent: We may also, subject to your consent, use your personal information to contact you with information about special offers and rewards (this may include special offers of other carefully selected companies). We may also disclose your personal information to other Virgin companies so that they can to contact you with information about their products and services where you have given us your consent to do so.. But dont worry, your details won’t be shared with companies outside the Virgin group for marketing purposes without your consent.

11.4 How we can contact you: If you have given us the consent referred to in the marketing consent above, then from time to time, we and other Virgin companies may contact you by mail, telephone, email, other electronic messaging services (such as text, voice, sound or image messages including using automated calling systems) or fax.

11.5 Subject access request: You have a right to ask for a copy of your information (for which we charge a small fee) and to correct any inaccuracies.

11.6 Credit checks: If you apply for credit we or the retailer you purchase your SIM or handset from may carry out credit checks where necessary to help us or the retailer confirm your identity and decide whether to accept your application. The credit check will include looking at our own and the retailers information (if you apply through a retailer that is not Virgin Media), the details you have given us, and registering and checking your information with credit reference agencies and fraud prevention agencies who will also check the details of anyone you are financially associated with for example, people you may have a joint bank account with. You agree that we or the retailer may conduct these checks and also register information about you and the conduct of your account with any credit reference agency who will also record our search on their records.

11.7 Our credit assessment: If our assessment of you does not meet our normal requirements then we may require you to make a Deposit with us or we may refuse to provide you with Services. For the purpose of fraud prevention, debt collection, credit management and emergency services purposes, information about you and the conduct of your account may be disclosed to credit reference agencies, debt collection agencies, fraud prevention agencies, security agencies, financial institutions, emergency services organisations or other phone companies. For the same reasons we may also perform subsequent credit checks whilst you retain a financial obligation with us.

11.8 Recording: We may record or monitor any conversations about your account or our Services to assist us to improve the quality of service we provide to you.

12. General

12.1 Change of details: You must call the Team straight away about any change in your address, email address, any direct debit for your account or any other change to details you have supplied to us.

12.2 Age Restricted Services: If you are under the specified age that may apply to any Age Restricted Services you are not permitted to access such Age Restricted Services. If you are the specified age or over and you access any Age Restricted Services you must not show, or send Content from the Age Restricted Services to anyone under the age that may be specified on some Content or Services. If you let anyone under the age specified on any Content or Services use your handset you must also ensure that you deactivate access to any Age Restricted Services before doing so.

12.3 Severability: If a clause or condition of this Agreement is not legally effective, the remainder of this Agreement shall be effective. We can replace any clause or condition that is not legally effective with a clause or condition of similar meaning that is lawful and effective.

12.4 Directory information: You may ask us to enter your name, address and mobile telephone number in a publicly available telephone directory and/or a directory enquiry service operated by us or a third party. If you would like us to include your details in such a directory or enquiry service then please contact the Team.

12.5 Enforcement: Failure by either you or us to enforce any rights under this Agreement shall not prevent either you or us from taking further action.

12.6 No third party rights: This Agreement does not confer any benefit on any third party under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

12.7 Law: This Agreement is to be interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and each of us agrees to only bring legal actions about this Agreement in a UK court.

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Terms and Conditions for Mobile Broadband

1. Introduction: Virgin Media Broadband is available on a Pay Monthly contract, subject to UK credit check and payment by direct debit. The Terms and Conditions of Service for Pay Monthly Contract apply (“Terms and Conditions of Service”). “Contract Allowance”, “Charges”, “Roaming” and “Minimum Term” have the same definitions as set out in the Terms and Conditions of Service. References in the Terms and Conditions of Service to “handsets” shall also include mobile broadband devices, and references to “airtime”, “calls” and/or “text messages” shall also include data.

2. No roll over: You cannot roll over any unused Contract Allowance remaining at the end of the month to the next month.

3. Data Charges: Once you have used up your Contract Allowance, further data access in that same month will be charged at the standard out of bundle rate. Your Contract Allowance can only be used within the UK. Each instance of data access will be rounded up to the nearest KB. Roaming charges apply to all data access outside the UK at the rates set out in our Tariff Table. We reserve the right to limit excessive Roaming.

4. SMS: Text messages sent using mobile broadband will be charged at the standard rate applicable.

5. Broadband Speed and Access: Broadband speed and access is subject to network coverage and factors outside our control. We cannot guarantee that you will reach the maximum speed advertised. Speed of internet connection assumes the network and components are working at optimum speeds and capacity.

6. VoIP: Virgin Media Broadband does not support Voice-over-Internet Protocol.

7. Fair Usage: If your Contract Allowance provides unlimited data access within the UK this will be subject to a fair use limit of 3GB. If we think your use is excessive or that you are abusing the service we may ask you to moderate your usage and/or we reserve the right to charge you for the excessive element of your usage at the standard out of bundle data rate.

8. System Requirements: You will need a compatible laptop with a minimum system requirement of Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Mac OS 10.4 and display resolution of 800x600 or above.

9. At the end of the Minimum Term: We may contact you towards the end of your Minimum Term to let you know that the Minimum Term is due to come to an end. At the expiry of your Minimum Term we will continue to provision you with your Contract Allowance on a monthly (or other periodic) basis and will continue to bill you for the Charges. You will need to contact the Team at least 48 hours before the expiry of your Minimum Term or any subsequent monthly renewal date for your Contract Allowance if you do not want us to continue provisioning you with your Contract Allowance each month. If you do contact us we will not provision you with your Contract Allowance but will continue to provide you with the Services at the rates set out for Pay As You Go customers in our Tariff Table and in accordance with the Terms and Conditions for the Virgin Media Pay As You Go Service until the Agreement is cancelled by either you or us in accordance with those terms.

10. General: Where there is any inconsistency between this legal stuff and the Terms and Conditions of Service, this legal stuff shall prevail.

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Terms and Conditions for Virgin Media Bundles - For Pay As You Go, Pay by Direct Debit and Pay Monthly SIM only customers (excluding Liberty SIM customers)

1. Definitions: A "Bundle" means the texts, minutes, picture messages, airtime or other bundle, which you buy from Virgin Media Telecoms Limited. Pay As You Go, Pay by Direct Debit, SIM, Tariff Table, Team and we our or us have the same definitions as set out in the Virgin Media Pay As You Go and Pay by Direct Debit terms and conditions of service.
2. How Bundles work: We will provision you with a Bundle shortly after your request for a Bundle has been processed, only if you have sufficient credit available on your account. Once your first Bundle has been provisioned we will notify you by text message and will then automatically renew your Bundle on the same date in each subsequent month. A Bundle lasts for one month, even if you use it all sooner.
3. Termination: You may notify us that you want to terminate your monthly Bundle at any time by providing our Team with at least one months notice. If you cancel (or we terminate) your Bundle, we will provision you with your final monthly Bundle within 48 hours of cancellation or termination and when your final Bundle expires we will then continue to provide you with access to our services at the rates for your tariff specified in our Tariff Table. You may also change a Bundle at any time up to 48 hours before it is due to be renewed by contacting our Team.
4. Roll over: Unused elements of your Bundle from the earlier month will not roll over to be available to use in subsequent months.
5. Payment: If you Pay by Direct Debit the price of your Bundle will be added to your monthly bill on the first purchase and each renewal date. You will receive your bill shortly after your Bundle has been set up. If you Pay As You Go the price of your Bundle will be deducted from your airtime balance on the first purchase and each renewal date. If we are unable to invoice you or collect payment for your first Bundle, or any renewed or changed Bundle on your Bundle renewal date, we will make two further attempts to invoice you or collect payment (as applicable) in the following three days. If we are still unable to invoice you or collect payment (as applicable) your Bundle will be cancelled and will not be provisioned.
6. General: You may only have one Bundle per Virgin Media number at any time. A Bundle is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Requesting a Bundle means you accept this legal stuff. If you or the mobile number to which a Bundle is applied is suspended or disconnected or if you cancel or we are unable to take payment for a Bundle you will immediately lose the benefit of your Bundle. In such situations no refund of any unused elements of your Bundle, is available but this does not affect your legal rights as a consumer. Buying or using a Bundle does not count towards any upgrade credit you may earn with us. Virgin Media Pay As You Go and Pay by Direct Debit terms and conditions of service also apply. Any voice call, text, picture message or other use of airtime made in excess of those available, or not included in, your Bundle will be charged at the rates specified for your tariff in our Tariff Table.

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Terms and Conditions for Virgin Media Bundles - For Liberty SIM customers and Virgin Media SIM only customers

1. Definitions: A "Bundle" means the texts, minutes, picture messages, airtime or other bundle, which you buy from Virgin Media Telecoms Limited. “Pay As You Go”, “Pay by Direct Debit”, “SIM”, “Tariff Table”, “Team” and “we” “our” or “us” have the same definitions as set out in the Virgin Media Pay As You Go and Pay by Direct Debit terms and conditions of service.
2. How Bundles work: We will provision you with a Bundle shortly after your SIM has been connected to our network or your request to move to a SIM only tariff has been processed (if applicable). Once your first Bundle has been provisioned we will notify you by text message and will then automatically renew your Bundle on the same date in each subsequent month. A Bundle lasts for one month, even if you use it all sooner.
3. Termination: You may notify us that you don't want to receive a Bundle or wish to change a Bundle at any time up to 48 hours before it is due to be renewed by contacting our Team. If you cancel, or we terminate your Bundle, your Bundle will end on your Bundle renewal date and we will then continue to provide you with access to our services at the rates for your tariff specified in our Tariff Table. You may also cancel your first Bundle and get a refund for your first Bundle within 7 working days of first buying it by calling 789, provided you have not used it at all.
(From 1 December 2010 clause 3 is changing to the following): 3. Termination: You may notify us that you want to terminate your monthly Bundle at any time by providing our Team with at least one months notice. If you cancel (or we terminate) your Bundle, we will provision you with your final monthly Bundle within 48 hours of cancellation or termination and when your final Bundle expires we will then continue to provide you with access to our services at the rates for your tariff specified in our Tariff Table. You may also change a Bundle at any time up to 48 hours before it is due to be renewed by contacting our Team.
4. No roll over: Any unused allowance in your Bundle remaining at the end of your month will be lost and will not roll over to the following month.
5. Payment: If you Pay by Direct Debit the price of your Bundle will be added to your monthly bill on the first purchase and each renewal date. You will receive your bill shortly after your Bundle has been set up. If you Pay As You Go the price of your Bundle will be deducted from your airtime balance on the first purchase and each renewal date. If we are unable to invoice you or collect payment for your first Bundle, or any renewed or changed Bundle on your Bundle renewal date, we will make two further attempts to invoice you or collect payment (as applicable) in the following three days. If we are still unable to invoice you or collect payment (as applicable) your Bundle will be cancelled and will not be provisioned.
6. General: You may only have one Bundle per Virgin Media number at any time. A Bundle is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Some Bundles are only available to customers who Pay by Direct Debit. Requesting a SIM only tariff means you accept this legal stuff. If you or the mobile number to which a Bundle is applied is suspended or disconnected or if you cancel or we are unable to take payment for a Bundle you will immediately lose the benefit of your Bundle. In such situations no refund of any unused elements of your Bundle is available but this does not affect your legal rights as a consumer. Buying or using a Bundle does not count towards any upgrade credit you may earn with us. Virgin Media Pay As You Go and Pay by Direct Debit terms and conditions of service also apply. Any voice call, text, picture message or other use of airtime made in excess of those available, or not included, in your Bundle will be charged at the rates specified for your tariff in our Tariff Table.

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Terms and Conditions for Daily Bonus

Eligibility: Daily Bonus is only available to Pay As You Go customers who opted-in to this tariff prior to 1 April 2009.

How it works: In any day, after you have made 5 minutes of calls and sent 5 text messages that originate in the UK to either UK landlines (that's numbers beginning 01 or 02) or to Virgin Media and other UK mobile telephone numbers (we refer to all of these as Qualifying Numbers) then the next 5 minutes of calls and the next 5 text messages that you send to Qualifying Numbers that same day will be free. Your 5 minutes of free calls and your 5 free text messages per day are called your Free Allowance. You may earn free calls without the need to send 5 texts in a day and may earn free texts without the need to make 5 minutes of calls in a day. Calls to call forwarding services (that's numbers beginning 07744 and 07755) do not count as Qualifying Numbers and are excluded.

A minimum call charge for any calls made directly before or immediately after your Free Allowance may also apply. Your Free Allowance does not rollover and, if not used, expires at midnight on the day in which it is earned. You can earn a maximum of 5 free minutes of calls and 5 free text messages per day. Any calls that you make or texts that you send outside of your Free Allowance will be charged at the rates indicated for our Daily Bonus tariff on our website or in our catalogue. If you have purchased a Bundle you will only receive your Free Allowance once you have used up the minutes and texts in your Bundle and made 5 minutes of calls or sent 5 texts to Qualifying Numbers in a day.

General: You may cancel Daily Bonus at any time by calling 789 from your Virgin Media phone. If you do cancel you will revert to Virgin Medias standard Pay As You Go plan. Daily Bonus is not available in conjunction with any other reward or promotion unless otherwise specified. Your Free Allowance is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. By applying for Daily Bonus you accept these terms and conditions. Virgin Media reserves the right to amend or vary these terms and conditions or to withdraw Daily Bonus at any time. Terms and Conditions for the supply of Pay As You Go services and Bundles also apply. These terms and conditions are effective from 28 January 2008.

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Terms and Conditions for Media tariffs

Some tariffs, extras or offers are only available to Virgin Media TV, home phone or home broadband customers. If you are not a Virgin Media TV, home phone or home broadband customer we are afraid you can't get these tariffs, extras or offers and will therefore not be eligible for the extras or offer and will be put on the equivalent standard tariff..

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Our Fair Use Policies

Our Fair Use Policies for Pay Monthly customers that connected before 25 June 2012:

Unlimited texts are subject to a fair use allowance of 3000 texts per month. If your usage exceeds this amount then we reserve the right to charge you for the excessive element of your usage at the text rate for other mobile networks for your tariff outlined in our Tariff Table. Use is within the UK and is for your personal, non-commercial use only. It doesn't include texts to shortcode services, group text, or picture messages and any of these uses will be charged at the text rate for other mobile networks for your tariff outlined in our Tariff Table.

Unlimited Virgin minutes are subject to a fair use allowance of 3000 minutes per month. If your usage exceeds this amount then we reserve the right to charge you for the excessive element of your usage at the rate for calls to other mobile networks for your tariff outlined in our Tariff Table. Use is only for UK originating calls from the eligible Virgin Media phone to other Virgin Media phones in the UK. All other call types will be charged at the rates indicated in the Tariff Table and are not included in the free allowance of minutes. Minutes are for your personal, non-commercial use only.

Unlimited mobile internet is subject to a fair use allowance of 1GB per month. If your usage exceeds this amount then we reserve the right to charge you for the excessive element of your usage at the daily rate for your tariff outlined in our Tariff Table. Unlimited use is within the UK and is for your personal, non-commercial use only. It doesn't include making internet phone or video calls, peer to peer file sharing, using your phone as a modem, or while you are abroad and any of these uses will be charged at the daily rate for your tariff outlined in our Tariff Table.

Unlimited Blackberry emails/Messenger/Apps/Web Access are subject to a fair use allowance of 50MB per day. This allowance also includes use of BlackBerry Messenger, BlackBerry Apps, and Internet Browsing via the BlackBerry browser. If your usage exceeds this amount then we reserve the right to charge you for the excessive element of your usage at the per MB data rate for your tariff outlined in our Tariff Table. Unlimited use is within the UK and is for your personal, non-commercial use only.

Unlimited Mobile internet for daily use: We'll monitor how much mobile internet you use each month so that we can protect the network we use for all of our customers. If we consider your use to be excessive, we won't charge you any more, but we may restrict your access to the mobile web depending on how often and how excessive we think your usage is. As a rule of thumb, we are likely to consider any usage over 1GB per month to be excessive. Use is within the UK and is for your personal, non-commercial use only. It doesn't include making internet phone or video calls, peer to peer file sharing, using your phone as a modem, or while you are abroad.

Our Fair Use Policies for Pay As You Go customers

Unlimited Mobile Internet for Pay As You Go customers: Our daily charge for access to the mobile internet is subject to a fair use allowance of 25MB per day. If your usage exceeds this amount then we reserve the right to charge you for the excessive element of your usage at the rate for your tariff outlined in our Tariff Table. Use is within the UK and is for your personal, non-commercial use only. It doesn't include making internet phone or video calls, peer to peer file sharing, using your phone as a modem, or while you are abroad and any of these uses will be charged at the rate for your tariff outlined in our Tariff Table.

Unlimited Blackberry Emails/Messenger/Apps/Web Access for Pay As You Go customers: Blackberry emails are subject to a fair use allowance of 50MB per day. This allowance also includes use of BlackBerry Messenger, BlackBerry Apps, and Internet Browsing via the BlackBerry browser. If your usage exceeds this amount then we reserve the right to charge you for the excessive element of your usage at the per MB data rate for your tariff outlined in our Tariff Table. Unlimited use is within the UK and is for your personal, non-commercial use only.

Other Fair Use Policies

Windows Live Messenger: Windows Live Messenger is subject to a fair use allowance of 10,000 instant messages per month. If your usage exceeds this amount then we reserve the right to charge you for the excessive element of your usage at the daily rate for mobile internet access outlined for your tariff in our Tariff Table. Use is within the UK and is for your personal, non-commercial use only. It is for use when accessed via the applicable Windows Live Messenger application on your handset only. If you access Windows Live Messenger via the mobile internet then you will be charged the daily rate for mobile internet access for your tariff and will be subject to our fair use policy for mobile internet access. Roaming rates apply if accessing service from abroad: refer to our Tariff Table. There is no limit on the number of instant messages that you can receive.

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Virgin Media Mobile Acceptable Use Policy Pay Monthly

Virgin Media’s mobile services (“our services”) are for private individual use only (i.e. not for business or commercial use). As such, you must not use our services in any way that is not in keeping with that reasonably expected of a private individual.

You are liable for all use of all accounts in your name, irrespective of use without your knowledge and/or consent.

Further, you must not use our services in any way that is unlawful or illegal or in any way to the detriment of other users. You also must not allow anybody using our services provided to you in any way that is unlawful or illegal or in any way to the detriment of other users or the network.

Data usage on some Virgin Media tariffs is for mobile internet services and data consumption actually on your handset. It does not include using your handset as a modem to connect other devices such as laptops and tablets - also known as "Tethering". Please refer to your terms and conditions and other communications from Virgin Media to check whether this applies on your tariff. This applies to all new and upgrading customers since 24 January 2013.

Virgin Media reserves the right to impose network protection controls which may reduce your speed of transmission if your data usage is excessive and not in keeping with that reasonably expected of a private individual.

For customers who joined Virgin Media after 25 June 2012 excessive use over 3.5GB of data per calendar month will result in their maximum bandwidth being restricted to 3G speeds (384kbit/s downstream, 200kbit/s upstream) on our network. For customers who joined before 25 June 2012 excessive use over 2GB of data per calendar month will result in this restriction being applied. This policy will apply until the end of the calendar month, when it will be automatically removed. We reserve the right to review these usage levels from time to time. At this reduced speed, customers will still be able to browse web pages, send/receive emails, and stream audio and video all at 3G data speeds, but peer-to-peer and large file downloads/uploads will be slower than normal.

As an example, a customer would have to watch over 16 hours of high quality video before that threshold is reached. Typically far less than 0.25% of our customers will be affected on a monthly basis.

Your SIM is for use in the device applicable to your tariff. You cannot put your voice SIM into anything other than a mobile phone handset, for example a mobile broadband dongle, laptop or tablet.

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Virgin Media Mobile Acceptable Use Policy Pay As You Go

Virgin Media’s mobile services (“our services”) are for private individual use only (i.e. not for business or commercial use). As such, you must not use our services in any way that is not in keeping with that reasonably expected of a private individual.

You are liable for all use of all accounts in your name, irrespective of use without your knowledge and/or consent.

Further, you must not use our services in any way that is unlawful or illegal or in any way to the detriment of other users. You also must not allow anybody using our services provided to you in any way that is unlawful or illegal or in any way to the detriment of other users or the network.

If your tariff includes unlimited data, then this is for mobile internet services and data consumption actually on your handset. It does not include using your handset as a modem to connect other devices such as laptops and tablets – also known as “Tethering”

Virgin Media reserves the right to impose network protection controls which may reduce your speed of transmission if your data usage is excessive and not in keeping with that reasonably expected of a private individual.

For customers on the Big Data & Texts tariff excessive use over 3.5GB of data per calendar month will result in their maximum bandwidth being restricted to 3G speeds (384kbit/s downstream, 200kbit/s upstream) on our network. Excludes all other PAYG tariffs. This policy will apply until the end of the calendar month, when it will be automatically removed. We reserve the right to review these usage levels from time to time. At this reduced speed, customers will still be able to browse web pages, send/receive emails, and stream audio and video all at 3G data speeds, but peer-to-peer and large file downloads/uploads will be slower than normal.

As an example, a customer would have to watch over 16 hours of high quality video before that threshold is reached. Typically far less than 0.25% of our customers will be affected on a monthly basis.

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BlackBerry® Disclaimer

BlackBerry®, RIM®, Research In Motion®, SureType®, SurePress™ and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world. Used under license from Research In Motion Limited.

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Terms and Conditions for Virgin Media Bundles (no roll over) £5 data add-on

1. Definitions: A "Bundle" means the texts, minutes, data or other bundle, which you buy from Virgin Media Telecoms Limited. Pay As You Go, Pay by Direct Debit, SIM, Tariff Table, Team and we our or us have the same definitions as set out in the Virgin Media Pay As You Go and Pay by Direct Debit terms and conditions of service.
2. How Bundles work: We will provision you with a Bundle shortly after your request for a Bundle has been processed. Once your first Bundle has been provisioned we will notify you by text message and will then automatically renew your Bundle on the same date in each subsequent month. A Bundle lasts for one month, even if you use it all sooner.
3. Termination: You may notify us that you don't want to receive a Bundle or wish to change a Bundle at any time upon one months notice by contacting our Team. If you cancel, or we terminate your Bundle, your Bundle will end on your Bundle renewal date and we will then continue to provide you with access to our services at the rates for your tariff specified in our Tariff Table. You may also cancel and get a refund for a Bundle within 7 working days of first buying it by calling 789, provided you have not used it at all.

4. No Roll over: Any unused allowance in your Bundle remaining at the end of your month will be lost and will not roll over to the following month.

5. Payment: If you Pay by Direct Debit the price of your Bundle will be added to your monthly bill on the first purchase and each renewal date. You will receive your bill shortly after your Bundle has been set up. If you Pay As You Go the price of your Bundle will be deducted from your airtime balance on the first purchase and each renewal date. If we are unable to invoice you or collect payment for your first Bundle, or any renewed or changed Bundle on your Bundle renewal date, we will make two further attempts to invoice you or collect payment (as applicable) in the following three days. If we are still unable to invoice you or collect payment (as applicable) your Bundle will be cancelled and will not be provisioned.

6. General: You may only have one Bundle per Virgin Media number at any time. A Bundle is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Requesting a Bundle means you accept this legal stuff. If you or the mobile number to which a Bundle is applied is suspended or disconnected or if you cancel or we are unable to take payment for a Bundle you will immediately lose the benefit of your Bundle and any rollover. In such situations no refund of any unused elements of your Bundle, including rollover, is available but this does not affect your legal rights as a consumer. Buying or using a Bundle does not count towards any upgrade credit you may earn with us. Virgin Media Pay As You Go terms and conditions of service also apply. Clause 10.1 of Virgin Medias Original Pay As You Go and clause 9.1 of Virgin Medias Addict Pay As You Go terms and conditions are also amended so that the following wording is added at the end of those clauses for anyone purchasing a Bundle: ‘by providing us with one months notice’. Any voice call, text, picture message or other use of airtime made in excess of those available, or not included in, your Bundle will be charged at the rates specified for your tariff in our Tariff Table.

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Terms and Conditions for Monthly Mobile Bonus

Price shown is for eBill. For paper bill add £1.50.

New and existing home phone customers subscribed to M, L and XL are eligible for mobile bonus discount: M & L home phone customers = £5 discount, XL home phone customers = £8 discount (the “mobile discount”). Discount valid on selected new Pay Monthly mobile contracts only. Only one discounted mobile contract per home phone account. Mobile contract must be registered to the same address as the home phone number. Mobile discount will only be applied to your tariff for the minimum term of your Pay Monthly contract subject to eligibility. If you cancel your home phone call plan at any time during the term of your mobile contract you will no longer be eligible to receive the mobile discount and your tariff will immediately revert back to the full price. If you downgrade your home phone call plan to another qualifying home phone plan during the term of your Pay Monthly mobile contract we will reduce your mobile discount to the amount linked to your new qualifying home phone call plan. If your home phone call plan does not qualify for mobile discount, you will no longer be eligible for a discount at all.

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Terms and conditions of service - Pay Monthly SIM Only

1. Introduction

1.1 The parties: The Services covered by this Agreement are provided to you by Virgin Mobile Telecoms Limited (Company number 3707664) trading as Virgin Mobile. Our registered office address is Media House, Bartley Wood Business Park, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 9UP. Our VAT number is 591819014. In this Agreement, when we say “Virgin Mobile”, “we”, “our” or “us” we mean Virgin Mobile Telecoms Limited. When we say “you” or “your” we mean you, our customer.

1.2 Definitions: This Agreement contains various words that start with a capital letter and have a defined meaning, i.e. “Charges”. We set out below what these defined words mean.

Additional Services means optional Services (for example Roaming, access to Services charged at premium rates or Content) which are chargeable at the rates set out in our Tariff Table.

Age Restricted Services means any of the Content or Services that are specified for use by customers of a specified age (usually 18) or over.

Agreement means these terms and conditions and the Charges and other details in our Tariff Table that apply to your account. Additional terms may apply to Additional Services or any promotional or special offers but we will notify you of these before they apply.

Charges means charges for access to and use of the Services as set out in the Tariff Table. Charges may cover (without limitation) call and usage charges, fixed periodic charges (if applicable), all reasonable administration charges, and any costs incurred in collecting outstanding payments from you.

Content means information, images and sounds, communications, software or any other material contained or made available through the Services.

Deposit means a refundable amount that we may ask you to pay to us before we provide you with access to the Services or any Additional Services.

Messaging Services means the voicemail storage and retrieval service and/or any other type of message storage and retrieval service that we may offer from time to time.

Network means the telephone system that provides our Services.

Pay As You Go means a customer paying the Charges in advance by purchasing credit before using our Services.

Pay by Direct Debit means a customer paying the Charges in arrears by direct debit after using our Services.

Roaming is an Additional Service that allows you to access the Services on a network belonging to another operator, usually in a foreign country. Services means the mobile telephone services offered by Virgin Mobile including Additional Services and Messaging Services where appropriate, which we have agreed to provide to you.

SIM means the SIM card which contains your Virgin Mobile phone number and enables you (together with a handset or other equipment) to access our Services.

Tariff Table means Virgin Mobile’s current list of Charges and prices which is updated from time to time and available on our website, in our latest catalogue, or from our Team upon request.

Team means the Virgin Mobile customer service team. Our contact details are set out in clause 9.1.

Top Up means a voucher, receipt or other pre-payment mechanism that allows you to add credit to your account by one of the means we offer so that you can access our Services.

'Other Legal Stuff' as well as the terms and conditions set out in this document, there are additional terms and conditions which apply to your Services as published by us on our website as updated by us from time to time. If there is any conflict between the Other Legal Stuff and the terms and conditions in this document, the Other Legal Stuff will apply.

2. Our Agreement

2.1 Commencement: This Agreement will start, and you are deemed to accept the terms and conditions of this Agreement, when you first credit your account with us or first use our Services, whichever happens first. We will make the Services available to you on the terms and conditions of this Agreement and will connect you to the Network as soon as we can so that you can access the Services.

2.2 Transfer: This Agreement is personal to you and you may not transfer any of your rights and responsibilities under this Agreement without our consent. However, if you Pay As You Go you may transfer your SIM without our consent but for security and fraud prevention reasons we may temporarily suspend such SIM unless you notify us of such transfer. The terms of this Agreement will also apply to anyone you transfer your SIM to. Please contact the Team first if you do want to transfer your SIM. We may transfer any of our rights and responsibilities without your permission provided that the Services you receive or the rights you have under this Agreement are not materially reduced as a result.

2.3 Your handset: This Agreement only covers the provision of the Services by us to you. It does not cover any handsets or other devices you may have received with your SIM or as part of a package, either directly from us or through a third party retailer. Please see clause 4.8 if you need to return your handset or your SIM.

3. Creating and using your account

3.1 Your account: We will open an account for your SIM. We will apply Charges (being the Charges for our Services that you use) to your account. You will be responsible for paying all Charges on your account whether or not they have been incurred by you personally.

3.2 Payment: You can pay the Charges either in advance as a Pay As You Go customer or, where we agree, and subject to passing a UK credit check, in arrears as a Pay by Direct Debit customer. For reasons of good credit management we may no longer allow you to Pay by Direct Debit or may limit the total number of direct debit accounts you have with us. If you are a Pay by Direct Debit customer then please refer to Clause 6 of this Agreement to see how payment for your account will be dealt with.

3.3 Top Up your account: If you are a Pay As You Go customer your account needs to be in credit with us if you want to use our Services. You can add credit to your account by purchasing a Top Up and applying such Top Up to your account or by one of the other means we offer as set out in clause 6.8. As Charges are incurred they will be deducted from any amounts credited against your account.

3.4 Charges: Charges for your use of the Services will be set out in the Tariff Table that you received with your SIM. If you did not receive a copy of the Tariff Table with your SIM then please check out our website or contact our Team for one. We may amend the Charges as set out in clause 5 of this Agreement.

3.5 No refund: If you don’t use all of the credit in any Top Up that you purchase, or such Top Up expires (if applicable) then we will not give you a refund for it. If this Agreement is cancelled (unless you cancel in accordance with Clause 5.4) then you will also lose any credit you have on your account and we will not refund it to you.

3.6 Top Up restrictions: Top Ups may have restrictions around their validity or use. For example, some Top Up vouchers may have an expiry date by which any credit on them needs to be used. All details or rules concerning Top Ups will be available to you before you purchase a Top Up either by being set out on any printed material that accompanies the Top Up, on our website or available from our Team on request.

3.7 No credit: If you are a Pay As You Go customer and you do not have any credit left on your account then you will not be able to make any outgoing calls except to the emergency services or to the Team, or to call a number we have provided so that you can Top Up. You will also not be able to use any of the Services that would incur Charges. You will still be able to receive incoming calls (unless you are Roaming).

3.8 Keep talking!: You need to use our Services at least once within any 90 day period either by making a chargeable call or sending a text message. If you don’t we may suspend your access to the Services and cancel this Agreement. If we cancel this Agreement, you may lose your phone number and any unused Top Up credit on your account (see Clause 10.3). We don’t really want to lose you as a customer so please ensure you keep talking or texting!

3.9 Choice: If you are a Pay by Direct Debit customer then you can also choose to pay the Charges in advance by purchasing a Top Up and applying such Top Up to your account.

4. Provision Of Service

4.1 Availability: We will try to make our Services available to you at all times but quality and availability could be affected by factors outside of our control, such as the weather, or faults in the Network or any other networks used to provide the Services to you. The Network we use for the provision of our Services may from time to time need upgrading, maintenance or other work which may result in interruptions or unavailability. Where this is the case and our Network provider has informed us, we will detail any interruptions or unavailability on our website and details will also be available from our Team. We will do all we can to keep such unavailability to a minimum.

4.2 Use of the Services: The Services will be available to you provided you:

(a) comply with your obligations as set out in this Agreement;
(b) are in range of the base stations forming the Network (or that of our partners when Roaming) when you try to use the Services;
(c) do not use the Services for anything illegal, immoral or improper;
(d) do not use the Service for a purpose in any way related to an arrangement which we suspect is designed to artificially inflate traffic to a number or numbers. We reserve the right to bar access to numbers on a temporary or permanent basis which we reasonably suspect are being used for such purposes. Artificially inflated traffic means calls that result in a calling pattern or patterns that are disproportionate to the overall type, amount, duration and/or extent of calls which would be expected from good faith usage of our Network or Services;
(e) pay your bill on time;
(f) only use the Services with the equipment and SIM we have approved for use on the Network;
(g) give us valid information we reasonably ask for and do not give us false information;
(h) follow all reasonable instructions we give you and any reasonable guidelines we make available to you;
(i) do not use the Services for making abusive, offensive, indecent or nuisance calls, for sending spam or unsolicited emails or text messages, for making or receiving reverse charge calls, or for infringing another persons rights including copyright or other intellectual property rights.
(j) do not use the Services for commercial or business purposes.

4.3 Your SIM: Any SIM we provide to you remains our property and must be returned to us if we ask for it back. You must keep your SIM safe and can only use it to access our Services. If your SIM is lost, stolen or damaged call the Team immediately for another SIM. If your SIM is lost or stolen you will be liable for all Charges relating to use of the SIM (including call Charges) up to the time that you notify us that your SIM is lost or stolen, regardless of whether the Charges have been incurred by you or someone else. If you lose the SIM you might be liable to pay a reasonable replacement charge, details of which are set out in our Tariff Table.

4.4 No reselling: You may not sell or otherwise make our Services available to others or commercially exploit our Services or any Content in any way.

4.5 Phone numbers: We grant you the use of a phone number. In exceptional circumstances, the telecommunications regulator OFCOM may order the reallocation or change of mobile phone numbers, in which case we may have to change the phone number we make available to you.

4.6 Content: We will use reasonable endeavours to maintain any Content that is provided by us or our appointed third party Content suppliers. However, as Content is obtained from a large range of sources, it is provided on an ‘as is’ basis and we do not represent to you that any Content is of satisfactory quality, accurate, error free, secure, fit for a particular purpose, complete or suitable. For restrictions around Content provided by third parties please see clause 7.3.

4.7 Roaming: Our Services may be available to you in countries outside of the UK if we or the partner who provides us with our Network have roaming arrangements in place. You may need to activate Roaming on your handset by contacting the Team before you leave the UK. You may also need to pay us a Deposit as set out in clause 6.7 before you roam. The Charges for Roaming are set out in our Tariff Table or are available from the Team on request. Overseas network operators may bill us sometime after you use the Services – this can be as long as three months later! Please be aware that when you use your phone abroad incoming calls also incur a charge.

(a) Inadvertent Roaming:  If you are using your handset in a location in the UK, which is close to the border between the UK and another country, your phone may connect to a network in that other country.  You will be charged at roaming rates for that usage.  To prevent that occurring, you should take care to note the network to which you handset is connected when in those areas, before using the handset. Alternatively, you may contact us and we can disable roaming for you.

4.8 Returns: If you have obtained your handset or SIM directly from us, for example, through our website www.virginmobile.co.uk, through a Virgin Mobile or Virgin Media Store or by speaking to our Team then you will be entitled to benefit from any customer satisfaction guarantee and equipment warranty that we provide. Full details of such customer satisfaction guarantee and warranty are available on our website and are also available from our Team on request. If you have obtained your handset or SIM from another source, for example a high street retailer who may offer services from a variety of networks, any customer satisfaction guarantee and warranty that we provide will not be available to you. You should check directly with the retailer where you obtained your handset or SIM what their policy is should you wish to return the handset or SIM or if either of them develops a fault. If you do return your handset or SIM for any reason then you will be charged for any calls or use of our Services at the rates set out in our Tariff Table.

4.9 Additional Services: We may offer you new services that may be of interest or benefit to you. Charges for any Additional Services will be specified in our Tariff Table and any special terms and conditions for such Additional Services will be specified on our website or be available from our Team on request. We may require you to show a satisfactory credit score or billing history before we provision you for access to some Additional Services.

4.10 Other Legal Stuff: As well as these Terms and Conditions, the Services have Other Legal Stuff which applies to the Services and their use, as published by us on our website. These may be updated from time to time so please check the website regularly and read through it carefully. This Other Legal Stuff includes our 'acceptable use policy' or “fair use policies”, copies of which are available on our website.

5. Changes to this Agreement, the Charges or our Services

5.1 Making changes: We may change this Agreement at any time for Network security reasons, legal or regulatory reasons, or if we wish to have all of our customers on the same terms and conditions for Services. We may also need to change or withdraw all part of our Services or any Additional Services if they are uneconomical, technically impractical, not fulfilling their purpose for you or us, or as a result of changes in technology or changes made by our Network supplier. We may also change our Charges or introduce new Charges.

(a) Family & friends discounts may exclude certain handsets or tariffs at our discretion.

5.2 Details of any changes: Any changes we make will be available on our website or be available from our Team on request. Changes to the Charges will be reflected in the Tariff Table. Please check our website regularly for any changes.

5.3 Significant changes:

(a) We will notify you at least one month in advance of any change coming into effect if we make any changes to your Agreement, the Services or any Additional Services you are using, which is likely to be of material detriment to you.

(b) We will notify you at least one month in advance of any change to the Charges for the Services or any Additional Service coming into effect:
(i) where you joined or renewed your contract on or before 22nd January 2014, and we increase the monthly or other periodic Charges for your Contract Allowance by an amount which is more than the percentage increase in the previous twelve month period in the Retail Prices Index (or any future equivalent) published by the Office for National Statistics; or
(ii) where you joined or renewed your contract on or after 23rd January 2014, will increase the monthly or other periodic Charges for your Contract Allowance.

5.4 Non acceptance of changes: If you do not accept any changes notified to you in accordance with clause 5.3 you can cancel this Agreement or are free to stop using our Services. If your account is in credit we will refund you the amount of any credit you have paid for (excluding any initial airtime or other credit we may have credited to you). To claim your refund you must write to the Team within 90 days of the date of the change coming into effect.

5.5 Acceptance of changes: Any continued use of our Services or Additional Services after the date of the change will be deemed to be acceptance by you of the relevant change.

5.6 Communicating with you: If we do need to notify you of a change in accordance with clause 5.3, or otherwise need to communicate with you in respect of our Services or this Agreement, then we will do this by sending you an email or a text message. However, we may also choose to communicate with you by any of the following means as well: by mail, phone, electronic messaging, by placing a recorded message on the phone number for the Team, by the means set out in clause 5.2, or by some other means. We will use the most recent contact details that you have given us (if any).

6. Charges, Payment and Related Terms

6.1 Pay by Direct Debit: Except for clauses 6.7 and 6.8, the rights and obligations set out in this clause 6 apply only to Pay by Direct Debit customers and not Pay As You Go customers.

6.2 Credit limits: We may set a monthly credit limit on your account that will be an amount we consider appropriate. We will let you know what this amount is if we do set a monthly credit limit. We may suspend your access to the Services if you exceed the limit. You should not use the credit limit for budgeting as the amount you owe is not capped or limited and you will still be liable if you exceed the credit limit we set!

6.3 Bills: We’ll usually send you a bill every month advising you of the total amount of Charges you owe us. We may change the billing period at any time but we will notify you in advance if we do this.

6.4 Getting it to you: We will let you know each month as soon as your bill is ready to view, either by text or email. You can see your bill online by registering with us and logging into your account on our website. If you request us to send you a paper bill then you agree that we may make a separate reasonable charge each month for this, details of which are set out in our Tariff Table. We may appoint a third party to provide you with your bill on our behalf. Bills issued by such third party will be binding on you and payment of such invoices in full to the third party will be a valid discharge of your liability to pay such bill under this Agreement.

6.5 Payment in full: You must pay your Charges in full in the amount requested within 14 days of the date of your bill. Unless you contact us to pay your Charges in advance, as set out in clause 6.8, you must pay your bill by direct debit from a suitable bank account that allows payment by direct debit and must maintain an active direct debit if you Pay by Direct Debit. If the Charges are not paid in full and on time we can stop you using some or all of our Services and may cancel this Agreement. If you think there is mistake in your bill, please tell us as soon as possible so that we can check this.

6.6 Late payment: If you do not pay a bill by the due date, we can chagre you interest on what you owe at 2% above the base rate of Barclays Bank plc. We will use the base rate that was in force when the bill was due and we can charge you interest until you pay. We may also charge you for any reasonable administration or collection costs which we incur if you do not pay your bill ont ime and in full.

6.7 Deposits: We may require you to make a Deposit to be used as security for the Charges. We do not pay you interest on Deposits. A Deposit is likely to be required if you have less than 4 months credit history with us and you wish to activate Roaming on your account, for the reason set out in clause 11.6, or if you do not pay any of your bills in full and on time. Details of any Deposit that may be required are set out in our Tariff Table. We may use the Deposit to pay any Charges that you owe us that you have not paid. If you do not owe us any money we will repay the Deposit to you if this Agreement is cancelled or if you return your SIM and handset (if applicable) under the terms of any customer returns policy that applies to your sale.

6.8 Payment methods: If you do want to pay the Charges in advance then you can purchase and apply a Top-Up to your account or we will accept payment by credit card or debit card. However, if we have reasonable cause to believe that your payment will be dishonoured or we cannot validate any payment card details you provide to us, we may refuse your chosen payment method and request another method.

7. Liability

7.1 Exclusions: In terms of this Agreement, we exclude all liability to you in any way for:
(a) any losses where we are not at fault;
(b) any loss of income, business or profits;
(c) any corruption of data in connection with the use of the Services; or
(d) any losses or damages which were not reasonably foreseeable when we entered into this Agreement.

7.2 Limited liability: We are only liable to you as set out in this Agreement. We will pay for any damage or losses if we are liable to you for something we or anyone working for us does or does not do. However, our obligation to pay damages or losses is limited to £3,000 for one incident or £6,000 for a number of incidents within any 12 month period. Nothing in this Agreement removes or limits our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or for any fraudulent mis-representations we make.

7.3 Third parties: You may be able to use our Services to upload or transmit email or Content over the internet or to access third party websites, Content and other material which is branded or provided by third parties, and to acquire goods or services from third parties. We and our Network supplier merely act as the “pipe” transmitting this Content to or from you and do not have any control or exercise any control over this Content, the third parties, or any goods or services they may provide. We therefore have no responsibility or liability to you for these third party sites, their Content, or for any goods or services you may obtain from them. You are responsible for any Content that you upload or transmit.

7.4 Timeliness: You must tell us about any claims you want to make against us as soon as reasonably possible. This will allow us to look into your claim and any relevant account records we have on our systems before we delete the records in accordance with our legal obligations.

7.5 Things beyond our control: We will not be liable to you if we are unable to provide you with the Services, or perform any of our obligations under this Agreement because of something beyond our control. Such factors may include, but will not be limited to, acts of God, industrial action, war, terrorist act, governmental action, any act or decision made by court of competent jurisdiction, or delay, default or failure by a third party supplier or network operator.

7.6 Continuation: This section 7 will apply even after this Agreement has ended. If you are a consumer, the terms of this Agreement will not affect any rights you have under any statute which cannot be excluded by the terms of this Agreement. For more information on the rights you have under statute contact your Local Authority Trading Standards Department or Citizens Advice Bureau.

8. Suspending or Disconnecting Access to our Services

8.1 Suspension for Network problems: We may suspend your use of the Services or disconnect any SIM from the Network without warning if the Network needs urgent maintenance or upgrading. We will try to make sure this does not happen often.

8.2 Suspension for other reasons: We may also suspend your use of the Services and disconnect your SIM from the Network without giving you notice if you, or anyone who uses your SIM:
(a) does not keep to the conditions of this Agreement, including the provisions of clause 4.2, or any other agreement with us, for example, any terms and conditions relating to Additional Services or any promotional or special offers;
(b) damages the Network or puts it at risk;
(c) continually harasses, abuses or threatens our staff;
(d) notifies us that your SIM has been lost or stolen;
(e) exceeds any credit limit we may have set for you or does not pay a bill when it is due;
(f) is required to be suspended following an order, instruction or request from any governmental body, any emergency service organisation, or any other person or organisation with the appropriate authority to request such suspension,
(g) has provided us with information that we reasonably believe is false or misleading;
(h) chooses not to use our Services within a 90 day period either by making a chargeable call or sending a text message,
(i) if you are a Pay by Direct Debit customer and any direct debit for your account has been suspended, cancelled or is otherwise inactive,
(j) we reasonably believe that there has been fraudulent activity on your account; or
(k) contravenes any acceptable use policy we have notified you about (as set out in clause 4.10) and you continue to use the Services in breach of that acceptable use policy after we have notified you of any breach. Suspension may result in us cancelling this Agreement. If we cancel this Agreement, you may lose your phone number and any unused Top Up credit on your account (see Clause 10.3).

8.3 Reconnection Charges: We may charge you a fee to reconnect you to our Services except where the reconnection is required as a result of Network problems as set out in clause 8.1. Details of any fee are set out in our Tariff Table.

8.4 Messaging Services: We may turn off your Messaging Services if they are inactive for an extended period of time but we will let you know before this happens. If we do turn off your Messaging Service you will lose all of the content in your Messaging Services and we will be unable to forward any unopened or unsent messages to you or anyone else.

8.5 Unlocking your handset: Handsets that are used to access our Services are locked to the Network. If you wish to unlock your handset form the Network you will need to contact our Team and pay the Charges for unlocking your handset as set out in the Tariff Table. You will also need to have paid all Charges owing on your account before we unlock your handset. For security reasons you will also need to register the handset you wish to unlock with us before we unlock it for you.

9. Queries, Disputes and Contact Details

9.1 Contact us: If you have a complaint or query about our Services, you can contact us at any time by calling the Team on 0845 6000 789 (789 from your Virgin Mobile handset) in the UK, by writing to us at Virgin Media, The Team, PO Box 333 Matrix Court, Swansea, SA7 9ZJ or by emailing us through our website which is www.virginmobile.co.uk. We will try to resolve your query or dispute as quickly as possible.

9.2 Still not happy?: To give you peace of mind we are members of the Communications and Internet Services Adjudication Scheme (CISAS). This is an independent body set up to help resolve any problems with the Services we provide and the service you receive. For more information on how to refer a dispute or complaint to CISAS see www.cisas.org.uk.

10. When our Agreement ends

10.1 Your right to cancel: You may cancel this Agreement at any time for any reason.

10.2 Our right to cancel: We may cancel this Agreement immediately in the following circumstances:
(a) if we have the right to suspend your access to the Services for any of the reasons set out in clause 8.2 and we believe that the grounds are serious and have not been, or are unlikely to be, rectified;
(b) if you break this Agreement in any material way and do not put it right within 7 days of us asking you to;
(c) if you Pay by Direct Debit and you do not pay the Charges in full or on time as set out in clause 6.5 or you become bankrupt or make any arrangement with your creditors; or
(d) if the Network owner no longer makes the Network available to us.

10.3 Effect of cancellation: If this Agreement is cancelled you will need to pay us on cancellation all unpaid Charges on your account and:
(a) your SIM will be disconnected from the Network;
(b) you will not be able to use our Services at all;
(c) you will lose your phone number (unless you move to another network); and
(d) you will lose any unused Top Up credit on your account (except in the circumstances set out in Clause 5.4).

11. Your details and how we look after them

11.1 How we use your data: By subscribing to our Services you are giving us your consent to use your personal information together with other information for the purposes of providing you with our Services, service information and updates, administration, credit scoring, customer services, training, tracking use of our Services (including processing call, usage, billing, viewing and interactive data), profiling your usage and purchasing preferences for so long as you are a customer and for as long as is necessary for these specified purposes after you terminate the Services. We may occasionally use third parties to process your personal information in the ways outlined above. These third parties are permitted to use the data only in accordance with our instructions and the law.

11.2 Marketing consent: We may also, subject to your consent, use your personal information to contact you with information about special offers and rewards (this may include special offers of other carefully selected companies). We may also disclose your personal information to other Virgin companies so that they can contact you with information about their products and services where you have given us your consent to do so. But don’t worry, your details won’t be shared with companies outside the Virgin group for marketing purposes without your consent.

11.3 How we can contact you: If you have given us the consent referred to in the marketing consent above, then from time to time, we and other Virgin companies may contact you by mail, telephone, email, other electronic messaging services (such as text, voice, sound or image messages including using automated calling systems) or fax.

11.4 Subject access request: You have a right to ask for a copy of your information (for which we charge a small fee) and to correct any inaccuracies.

11.5 Credit checks: If you apply for credit we or the retailer you purchase your SIM or handset from may carry out credit checks where necessary to help us or the retailer confirm your identity and decide whether to accept your application. The credit check will include looking at our own and the retailers information (if you apply through a retailer that is not Virgin Mobile), the details you have given us, and registering and checking your information with credit reference agencies and fraud prevention agencies who will also check the details of anyone you are financially associated with – for example, people you may have a joint bank account with. You agree that we or the retailer may conduct these checks and also register information about you and the conduct of your account with any credit reference agency who will also record our search on their records.

11.6 Our credit assessment: If our assessment of you does not meet our normal requirements then we may require you to make a Deposit with us or we may refuse to provide you with Services. For the purpose of fraud prevention, debt collection, credit management and emergency services purposes, information about you and the conduct of your account may be disclosed to credit reference agencies, debt collection agencies, fraud prevention agencies, security agencies, financial institutions, emergency services organisations or other phone companies. For the same reasons we may also perform subsequent credit checks whilst you retain a financial obligation with us.

11.7 Recording: We may record or monitor any conversations about your account or our Services to assist us to improve the quality of service we provide to you.

12. General

12.1 Change of details: You must call the Team straight away about any change in your address, email address, any direct debit for your account, or any other change to details you have supplied to us.

12.2 Age Restricted Services: If you are under the specified age that may apply to any Age Restricted Services you are not permitted to access such Age Restricted Services. If you are the specified age or over and you access any Age Restricted Services you must not show, or send Content, from the Age Restricted Services to anyone under the age that may be specified on some Content or Services. If you let anyone under the age specified on any Content or Services use your handset you must also ensure that you deactivate access to any Age Restricted Services before doing so.

12.3 Severability: If a clause or condition of this Agreement is not legally effective, the remainder of this Agreement shall be effective. We can replace any clause or condition that is not legally effective with a clause or condition of similar meaning that is lawful and effective.

12.4 Directory information: You may ask us to enter your name, address and mobile telephone number in a publicly available telephone directory and/or a directory enquiry service operated by us or a third party. If you would like us to include your details in such a directory or enquiry service then please contact the Team.

12.5 Enforcement: Failure by either you or us to enforce any rights under this Agreement shall not prevent either you or us from taking further action.

12.6 No third party rights: This Agreement does not confer any benefit on any third party under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

12.7 Law: This Agreement is to be interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and each of us agrees to only bring legal actions about this Agreement in a UK court.

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