Who we are
We are Equifax Limited, (“we” / “us” / “our”) a company registered in England and Wales under registered company number 2425920 and our registered office is at Capital House, 25 Chapel Street, London, NW1 5DS. You may contact us by post by writing to the Equifax Credit File Advice Centre, P.O. Box 1140, Bradford, BD1 5US or by any of the other methods described in the “Contact Us” section of this website.
Ownership and rights of use
We or our licensors own all the rights to all the materials contained on this website and all the information the website collects (we refer to all of this as “Materials”). Materials also include all patents, copyrights, trade marks, database rights and any other intellectual property rights that may arise from time to time
You may use only the Materials that you have purchased from us, or that we have agreed to supply to you for your own exclusive use. You may not purchase any Materials on behalf of anyone else, even with their consent. It is a criminal offence to order credit information on behalf of anyone else.
Other than as described above, you must not without first getting our written permission:
By using our services you confirm that all of the information you provide to us is your own information and that the information is accurate, clear and not misleading.
By using our products, you confirm that you agree to receive alerts from us in relation to changes to your credit file information or any unauthorised distribution or use of your information which you may have requested us to monitor.
You agree not to use our products for any other purposes, including, but not limited to the monitoring of third party information.
You agree to keep confidential the password and any other login details you use to access the product or services and not to disclose such passwords and other login details to third parties.
You confirm that by using our service and or products you will not attempt to interfere with the proper working of the service and or products by any means, including but not limited to using any other software, tools, device or other methods, electronic or otherwise.
Our liability to you
Nothing in these terms affects our liability to you for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or for any other liability we may owe to you, which we cannot exclude or limit by any applicable law.
We do not accept any liability howsoever arising, by breach of contract and whether caused by tort (including negligence) for any loss of income, revenue, business, profits, contracts, goodwill, anticipated savings, data, productions, or any other indirect or consequential loss or damage, even if foreseeable.
We will use reasonable care and skill when providing the product or service but we do not give any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy or completeness of any of the information that is provided.
The services and products we provide to you includes
“WebDetect” is our monitoring service which monitors your personal information against unauthorised distribution and use across the World Wide Web. We use carefully selected and trusted partners to help provide this service to you.
Trial Period – If you purchase any of our products on a 30-day free trial basis, you will provide us with your credit or debit card details at the time that you complete the application form. Following the expiry of the 30-day free trial, unless you inform us that you do not wish to receive our Monthly Subscription Product, you will automatically enter into a Monthly Subscription Agreement with us and we will charge your credit or debit card at the relevant rate per month for that product until the monthly subscription is cancelled or otherwise terminated. If you do not wish to enter into a Monthly Subscription Agreement with us, in order to avoid paying any subscription charges, you must cancel the service at least 24 hours prior to the end of the trial period by contacting our Customer Service Department.
Monthly Subscription Products - If you purchase any of our Monthly Subscription Products, we will provide that product to you for continual a 30-day period starting from the date that you sign up to such product or upon the first date after the 30-day free trial ends. We will continue to charge your credit or debit card at the relevant monthly rate for that product unless the service is cancelled by you or otherwise terminated. If you wish to cancel your Monthly Subscription Agreement with us, in order to avoid paying any further subscription charges, you must cancel the service at least 24 hours prior to the end of the relevant 30-day period by contacting our Customer Service Department.
Annual Subscription Products - If you purchase any of our Annual Subscription Products, we will provide the Annual Subscription Product to you for one year from the date that you sign up to such Annual Subscription Product or if you elect to receive one of our Annual Subscription Products after a 30-day free trial ends; upon the first date after such 30-day free trial ends. Following the expiry of the Annual Subscription Product, unless you inform us that you do not wish to continue receiving our Annual Subscription Product, your Annual Subscription Agreement will automatically be renewed with us for another year and we will charge your credit or debit card at the relevant annual rate for that Annual Subscription Product unless the service is cancelled by you or otherwise terminated. If you wish to cancel your Annual Subscription Agreement with us, in order to avoid paying any further subscription charges, you must cancel the service at least 24 hours prior to the end of the relevant annual period by contacting our Customer Service Department.
Promotional codes – If you obtain any of our products using a promotional code, then the following terms will apply:
Cancellation and Refunds
As the products that we provide to you are immediately available for your use upon acceptance of your application to receive them, you will not be able to cancel this Agreement under Regulation 10 of the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000.
Refunds – Our general policy - Unless you have purchased an Annual Subscription Product from us, we will not refund you for any payments made for any of our products.
Refunds – Annual Subscriptions - If you cancel an Annual Subscription Product for any reason, you may be entitled to a partial refund based on a monthly fee calculation. On or around the date that you cancel the Annual Subscription, we will credit you the Annual Subscription fees that you have paid and retrospectively apply a charge as if you had purchased the relevant service on a Monthly Subscription basis. This charge will start on the date that you started your subscription and continue until the end of the relevant 30 day period in accordance with the terms of the Monthly Subscription above. The new applied Monthly Subscription fee will not be more than the Annual Subscription fee that you have already paid for that year.
If you start an Annual Subscription Product on 1 January, paying an Annual Subscription fee of £69.99 and cancel your subscription on 15 April, we will charge you an amount equal to 4 whole months at the current monthly subscription rate for the relevant service and re-calculate your fee as follows:
4 months @ the current Monthly Subscription rate (£7.50 per month) = £30.00
Your refund will be £69.99 - £30.00 = £39.99.
Suspension and Termination
We may immediately suspend or terminate your access to any of our products if:
You will not be entitled to any refund if we suspend or terminate your service for any of reasons set out under this clause.
Your personal information
If you download any credit information held by us about you, you consent to us making a search of your credit file to verify your application in order to prevent fraudulent access. This search is recorded on your file but will not affect your ability to obtain credit. It will be deleted after twelve months.
We will keep a record of any of our products that you purchase for up to six years. We will keep your credit or debit card details you to provide to purchase the service for verification purposes and to enable you to make future purchases.
These terms are governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law. You agree that the English courts will have full jurisdictions and authority to settle any disputes that may arise out of or in connection with these terms.
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