Terms of use

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using this site

This terms of use together with the documents referred to in it tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website www.simplfy.co.uk (our site), whether as a guest or a registered user. Use of our site includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use our site.

Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use our site, as these will apply to your use of our site and any correspondence between 'us' and 'you' . We recommend that you print a copy of this for future reference.

By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them.

If you do not agree to these terms of use, you must not use our site.

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our site:

Our Privacy Policy which includes the cookie policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

You should also read our build your knowledge section, which will help you understand which estates are suitable for this site, however the information contained therein is not comprehensive and doesn's not replace obtaining specialist professional advice.

The software provided is free of charge and subsequently the software, guidance and help notes should be accepted in that context. The guidance and help notes are not comprehensive and do not replace obtaining specialist professional advice where necessary.

Changes to these terms

At our discretion we may amend these terms and conditions without notice. Please check this page from time to time for any updates and changes to terms and conditions by which you are bound when using this site.

Changes to our site

We may update our site from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it .

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.

General

In these terms and conditions 'you' refers to a user of the website, 'our' 'we' and 'us' refers to Simplify Channel Ltd, unless the contrary is indicated.

The website is provided by Simplify Trust Corporation, a trading name of Simplify Channel Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales, registration number 8249813 whose registered office is 8 Clifford Street, London W1S 2LQ.

'Personal representatives' are the executors or administrators in the estate.

'Probate' refers to the estate administration process of a person who died with or without a Will.

Use of the website

This site is designed to be accessed through the principle homepage or such other pages as we may decide. If you access the site through an individual page directly, which is not designed for this purpose, you may not see important information that may be relevant to a full understanding of the services and information this website provides.

Part of the site is to help you to partially administer the assets, debts, Will and other affairs (which we refer to as the 'estate') of a recently deceased person. In these terms, the word 'site' or 'website' includes use of the Simplify Channel Ltd online guidance tool, our online Probate system, information service and any algorithms we may use.

The personal representatives are ultimately responsible for the Probate process. If you are not a personal representative, you must have express verbal or written authority from all personal representatives to use this site, but the personal representatives must be aware that they retain ultimate responsibility for the probate process.

By using this website and starting the Probate process you confirm:

1. That the personal representatives and the deceased's surviving spouse or civil partner (if any) are aware that you'll be required to provide details about them, including their name, contact details and date of birth.

2. That you're aware that the site isn't suitable for all estates and it's not a comprehensive solution. It's a service that provides suggestions based on the information you submit and the most used outcomes based on, but not limited to, national statistics and professional opinions. We can't accept responsibility for the appropriateness of the suggestions.

3. Notwithstanding successful submission of data at the completion of the Probate software, you may require specialist legal advice, which you must obtain separately.ire specialist legal advice, which you must obtain separately.

4. That you're at least 18 years of age.

Availability of the site

Whilst we've taken care in the preparation of the site, certain technical matters may be beyond our control and we can't guarantee that you'll have uninterrupted or error free access to all of the site at all times, that defects will be remedied, or that the site, or the server that makes the site available, are virus free.

Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis. Access may be suspended occasionally or restricted without notice to allow for repair or maintenance or for the introduction of new services or content. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at [email protected].

Legal advice and exclusion of liability

Please note, although we offer information on Probate we're not a legal advice service and use of the website does not constitute legal advice. Nor do we purport to provide any financial or professional advice and none of the content on this site shall be deemed to constitute the provision of financial, legal or other professional advice in any way.

Guides, tips, videos, blog copy, the outcome of online guidance tools and other content on the website ('content') is for general information only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any matter, even where legal documents or language may be quoted or referred to.

While we've taken all reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the content of the site, we make no warranties, representations or undertakings about any of the content, whether express or implied, including the quality, accuracy, completeness or fitness for any particular purpose of such content.

We accept no liability in respect of actions taken or not taken based on any or all the content, including errors or omissions or if the website is unavailable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

We shall not be liable for any direct or indirect economic losses (including without limitation to loss of revenues, data, profits, contracts, use, opportunity, business or anticipated savings); loss of goodwill or reputation; special, incidental, consequential loss or damage, suffered or incurred arising out of or in connection with your use of this website and these terms and conditions.

If you use this website from other jurisdictions, you're responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

We don't endorse or approve the content of any third party website, nor will we have any liability in connection with any of them.

To provide increased value to users of this website, we may provide links to other websites or resources from within or outside of Simplify Channel Ltd for you to access at your sole discretion. You acknowledge and agree that, as you've chosen to enter the linked website we are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and whilst we may suggest based on the information you supply to us, we don't review or endorse and shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for (i) the privacy practices of such websites, (ii) the content of such websites, including (without limitation) any advertising, content, products, goods or other materials or services on or available from such websites or resources or (iii) the use that others make of these websites or resources, nor for any damage, loss or offence caused or alleged to be caused by, or in connection with, the use of or reliance on any such advertising, content, products, goods or other materials or services available on such external websites or resources.

Some of the content on the website may be written by third parties. The views expressed in such content are those of the author and do not necessarily mirror our views.

If you require specialist legal help please contact us on 03300 450 750 and we'll introduce you to a suitable professional.

No personal or business relationship

No professional or business relationship between you and us is established by the use of the website or by transmitting or receiving information from us or any services we may signpost you to.

Information provided by you

It's your responsibility to ensure that the information you provide is accurate and correct.

Once the data has been submitted you may not be able to alter any of the information you've provided. If an error has been made, you may be required to re-start the process. If, after submission, you realise a mistake has been made, please contact us as soon as possible.

Helpline

By registering on the website or by requesting a call back through our website or by calling the helpline directly, you agree to Simplify Channel Ltd contacting you through letter, SMS, Fax, e-mail or telephone:

1. to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;

2. to provide you with information about other goods and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about;

3. to provide you, or permit selected third parties to provide you, with information about goods or services we feel may interest you. If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail or SMS), with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale or negotiations of a sale to you. If you are a new customer, and where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this. If you do not want us to use your data in this way, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please inform us when we collect your data (either on the registration form or on the telephone call);

4. to notify you about changes to our service;

5. to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

The above mentioned will apply even where you have opted out of receiving information from Simplify Channel Limited previously.

Algorithm

By using this site you agree to the use of the Simplify Channel Ltd's algorithm, which is used to generate any information and suggestions supplied by this site.

The information, material and software algorithms contained on this website are compiled from but not limited to, national statistics, professional opinions, anonymous customer feedback and anonymous customer purchase history.

Simplify Channel Ltd does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of software algorithms and expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in any software algorithms.

No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory, including but not limited to non-infringement of intellectual property rights or third party rights, title, latent defects, uninterrupted service, fitness for purpose and freedom from computer viruses, is given in conjunction with the software algorithms.

Delays and changes in law

Changes in Probate and inheritance tax law may mean we make changes to the site from time to time. We are not obliged to inform you of such changes.

We can't be liable to you for any losses, damages or costs (whether arising in contract, tort, negligence, breach of statutory duty or otherwise) arising as a result of the fact that we didn't inform you of changes to the law and/or as a result of your failure to act or as a result of not acting within presented timescales.

Our obligations to third parties

The website is provided solely for your benefit and is intended for use by you alone. You may not register on another person's behalf, though this doesn't affect your right to use the website on behalf of the personal representatives, as described above.

We assume no liability to any third party, including (but not limited to) the personal representatives, the surviving spouse or civil partner, the beneficiaries, the estate's creditors, The Probate Service or HMRC.

We assume no responsibility for or liability (including liability for fees) in relation to the acts or omissions of, or advice given by, any experts, consultants or other advisors (including legal advisors) engaged in relation to any matter connected with your use of the website.ion to any matter connected with your use of the website.

We assume no responsibility or liability for advice given by you to third parties on the basis of content on the website.

Our obligations to home visits

Any home visits conducted as a result of the information supplied to or from this site are subject to the same terms and conditions, unless the contrary is agreed upon the home visit or an additional contract separate to the Simplify Channel Ltd website is entered into.

All home visits are no obligation and Simplify Channel Ltd reserves the right to cancel or amend any booked appointments.

Card payments

If you've signed up for a service during a home visit for which we've taken payment, you have a right to cancel your agreement during the cancellation period at no charge. The cancellation period begins on the day on which you sign up to the service at the home visit and ends 7 days later. After 7 days, you may end the agreement at any time by giving notice to the provider in writing. You'll be liable to pay the charges for any services provided after the end of the 7 day period and up to the date of cancellation. If a refund is due, it will be made back to your original payment card.

Should the home visit be scheduled within the 7 day cancellation period, you may end the agreement at any time by notice to the provider in writing. However you will be liable to pay charges for any services provided prior to and up to the date of cancellation. If a refund is due it will be made back to your original payment card.

Data

We'll store the information you've provided and electronic versions of any compiled forms and reports for at least 12 months after you've submitted your data. After that time, we reserve the right to delete all data and documents permanently, subject to any separate obligations we may have relating to storage of client data.

If you've not performed any action for a period of 12 months, we reserve the right to cancel and delete your user account, including permanent deletion of all forms and data, without notice or explanation.

Further information on this can be found in our privacy policy.

Breaches of these terms and conditions

If you breach these terms and conditions we may take such action as we deem appropriate. We can do so without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions.

Waiver

If you breach these terms and we don't take immediate action against you we are still entitled to enforce our rights and remedies in respect of any such breach or any subsequent breach.

Intellectual property

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

All design, text, graphics, logos and other content and materials on the website are the copyright of Simplify Channel Ltd. Reproduction of part or all of the content of the website in any form is prohibited.

The copyright in the Terms and Conditions belongs to us and Simplify Channel Ltd reserves all rights, save as expressly granted. Reproduction in any form of any part of the content of this website without our prior written consent is prohibited unless for personal use only.

The copyright in Simplify Channel Ltd's algorithm and online Probate guidance tool system featured on the website and other software reproduced in and on the website belongs to Simplify Channel Ltd. You may not use (other than as is expressly or impliedly licensed) resell, reverse engineer, decompile or otherwise modify such software.

This site contains trademarks belonging to Simplify Channel Ltd and its sister companies. The unregistered trademarks include graphics, logos, words, phrases and icons contained on this website. No rights are granted in respect of any of the above trademarks. If you're in doubt as to whether an item is a trademark, please contact us for clarification.

Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

Any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Contacting us and complaints

If you have any enquiries or complaints, please contact us on 03300 450 750.

We may record telephone calls for security and training purposes.