Terms and Conditions

NATIONWIDE SERVICES GROUP LIMITED

SIMPLE TOOL HIRE CONDITIONS FOR HIRE AND SALE OF PRODUCTS

INTRODUCTION

Simple Tool Hire is the specialist online equipment division of Nationwide Services Group Limited who have an enviable reputation for providing specialist tool hire solutions to the building and allied industries.

At Simple Tool Hire, we strive to offer all our customers reliable goods and an excellent level of service. If you have any queries, please contact us on 08450 731 099 (between 7.30 a.m. and 5.00 p.m.) or write to:

Nationwide Services
Nationwide House
The Old Gymnasium
2 Frankton Way
Gosport
Hampshire
PO12 1FR

We shall do our best to provide you with answers and solutions.

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

Before using the Internet Web Site (the "Site") and renting any goods available for hire here (the "Hire Goods") please read these terms and conditions. Your use of this site and any contracts for the rental of Hire Goods ("Contracts") are subject to these terms and by clicking on "Complete Order" you agree to be bound by them. We reserve the right to review and revise these terms from time to time without prior notice.

All equipment offered on this website is offered subject to our standard terms and conditions as set out in PART A and the special conditions ("Special Conditions") as set out below in PART B relate to the use of this website.

The Simple Tool Hire Conditions and the Special Conditions (together with all other documents referred to therein) constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to matters referred to herein and all other understandings, agreements, warranties, conditions, terms or representations whether expressed or implied (whether by statute, common law or otherwise) are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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PART A - Hire Association Europe Conditions

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1 INTERPRETATION

1.1 In these conditions the following words have the following meanings:

"Contract" means a contract which incorporates these conditions and made between the Customer and the Supplier for the hire of Hire Goods and/or the sale of Products;

"Customer" means the person, firm, company or other organisation hiring Hire Goods;

"Deposit" means any advance payment required by the Supplier in relation to the Hire Goods which is to be held as security by the Supplier;

"Force Majeure" means any event outside a party's reasonable control including but not limited to acts of God, war, flood, fire, labour disputes, strikes, sub-contractors, lock-outs, riots, civil commotion, malicious damage, explosion, terrorism, governmental actions and any other similar events;

"Hire Goods" means any machine, article, tool, and/or device together with any accessories specified in a Contract which are hired to the Customer;

"Hire Period" means the period commencing when the Customer holds the Hire Goods on hire (including Saturdays Sundays and Bank Holidays) and ending upon the happening of any of the following events: the physical return of the Hire Goods by the Customer into the Supplier's possession; or (ii) the physical repossession or collection of Hire Goods by the Supplier;

"Liability" means liability for any and all damages, claims, proceedings, actions, awards, expenses, costs and any other losses and/or liabilities;

"Products" means the products sold to the Customer by the Supplier;

"Rental" means the Supplier's charging rate for the hire of the Hire Goods which is current from time to time during the Hire Period;

"Supplier" means Nationwide Services Group Limited and will include its employees, servants, agents and/or duly authorised representatives;

"Services" means the services and/or work (if any) to be performed by the Supplier for the Customer in conjunction with the hire of Hire Goods including any delivery and/or collection service for the Hire Goods.

2 BASIS OF CONTRACT

2.1 Hire Goods are hired subject to them being available for hire to the Customer at the time required by the Customer. The Supplier will not be liable for any loss suffered by the Customer as a result of the Hire Goods being unavailable for hire where the Hire Goods are unavailable due to circumstances beyond the Supplier's control.

2.2 Where hire of the Hire Goods is to a Customer who is an individual and the hire would be covered by the Consumer Credit Act 1974 the duration of the Hire Period shall not exceed 3 months, after which time the Contract shall be deemed to have automatically terminated. Accordingly the hire of any Hire Goods is not covered by the Consumer Credit Act 1974.

2.3 Nothing in this Contract shall exclude or limit any statutory rights of the Customer which may not be excluded or limited due to the Customer acting as a consumer. Where the Customer is acting as a consumer any provision which is marked with an asterisk (*) may, subject to determination by the Courts, have no force or effect. For further information about your statutory rights contact your local authority Trading Standards Department or Citizens Advice Bureau.

3 PAYMENT

3.1 The amount of any Deposit, Rental and/or charges for any Services shall be as quoted to the Customer or otherwise as shown in the Supplier's current price list from time to time. Where a Deposit is required for the Hire Goods it must be paid in advance of the Customer hiring the Hire Goods. The Supplier may also require an initial payment on account of the Rental in advance of the Customer hiring the Hire Goods.

3.2 The Customer shall pay the Rental, charges for any Services, monies for any Products and/or any other sums payable under the contract to the Supplier at the time and in the manner agreed. The Supplier's prices are, unless otherwise stated, exclusive of any applicable VAT for which the Customer shall additionally be liable.

3.3 Payments by the Customer on time under the Contract are an essential condition of the Contract. Payment shall not be deemed to be made until the Supplier has received either cash or cleared funds in respect of the full amount outstanding.

3.4 When payments are made by credit or debit card, the authorisation given will also be deemed as authorisation for any ensuing legitimate additional charges such as wasted journeys, extended hire period, damage or loss.

3.5 *If the Customer fails to make any payment in full on the due date the Supplier may charge the Customer interest (both before and after judgement) on the amount unpaid at the rate of 4% above the base rate from time to time of the Supplier's bank. Such interest shall be compounded with quarterly rests.

3.6 *The Customer shall pay all sums due to the Supplier under this Contract without any set-off, deduction, counterclaim and/or any other withholding of monies.

3.7 The Supplier may set a reasonable credit limit for the Customer. The Supplier reserves the right to terminate or suspend the Contract for hire of the Hire Goods and/or the provision of Services if allowing it to continue would result in the Customer exceeding its credit limit or the credit limit is already exceeded.

4 RISK OWNERSHIP AND INDEMNITY

4.1 Risk in the Hire Goods and any Products will pass immediately to the Customer when they leave the physical possession or control of the Supplier.

4.2 Risk in the Hire Goods will not pass back to the Supplier from the Customer until the Hire Goods are back in the physical possession of the Supplier. This shall apply even if the Supplier has agreed to cease charging the Rental.

4.3 Ownership of the Hire Goods remains at all times with the Supplier. The Customer has no right, title or interest in the Hire Goods except that they are hired to the Customer. Ownership of any Products remains with the Supplier until all monies payable to the Supplier by the Customer for the Products have been paid in full.

4.4 The Customer must not deal with the ownership or any interest in the Hire Goods. This includes but is not limited to selling, assigning, mortgaging, pledging, charging, securing, hiring, withholding, exerting any right to withhold, disposing of and/or lending. However the Customer may re-hire the Hire Goods to a third party with the prior written consent of the Supplier.

4.5 The Supplier may absolve the hirer of resposibility for accidental damage or loss in respect of the Hire Goods at additional cost to the Rental. Alternatively the Supplier may require the Customer to insure the Hire Goods on such reasonable terms and for such reasonable risks as the Supplier may specify. The proceeds of any such insurance shall be held by the Customer in trust for the Supplier and be paid to the Supplier on demand. The Customer must not compromise any claim in respect of the Hire Goods and/or any associated insurance without the Supplier's written consent.

5 DELIVERY, COLLECTION AND SERVICES

5.1 It is the responsibility of the Customer to collect the Hire Goods from the Supplier and return them to the Supplier at the end of the Hire Period. If the Supplier agrees to deliver or collect the Hire Goods to and/or from the Customer it will do so at its standard delivery cost and such delivery and/or collection will form part of the Services.

5.2 Where the Supplier provides Services the persons performing the Services are servants of the Customer and once the Customer instructs such person they are under the direction and control of the Customer. The Customer shall be solely responsible for any instruction, guidance and/or advice given by the Customer to any such person and for any damage which occurs as a result of such persons following the Customer's instructions, guidance and/or advice except to the extent that the persons performing the Services are negligent.

5.3 The Customer will allow and/or procure sufficient access to and from the relevant site and procure sufficient unloading space, facilities, equipment and access to power supplies and utilities for the Supplier's employees, sub-contractors and/or agents to allow them to carry out the Services. The Customer will ensure that the site where the Services are to be performed is, where necessary, cleared and prepared before the Services are due to commence.

5.4 If any Services are delayed, postponed and/or are cancelled due to the Customer failing to comply with its obligations the Customer will be liable to pay the Supplier's additional standard charges from time to time for such delay, postponement and/or cancellation except where the Customer is acting as a consumer and the delay is due to a Force Majeure event.

6 CARE OF HIRE GOODS

6.1 The Customer shall:

6.1.1 not remove any labels from and/or interfere with the Hire Goods, their working mechanisms or any other parts of them and take reasonable care of the Hire Goods and only use them for their proper purpose in a safe and correct manner in accordance with any operating and/or safety instructions provided or supplied to the Customer;

6.1.2 notify the Supplier immediately after any breakdown, loss and/or damage to the Hire Goods;

6.1.3 take adequate and proper measures to protect the Hire Goods from theft, damage and/or other risks;

6.1.4 notify the Supplier of any change of its address and upon the Supplier's request provide details of the location of the Hire Goods;

6.1.5 permit the Supplier at all reasonable times to inspect the Hire Goods including procuring access to any property where the Hire Goods are situated;

6.1.6 keep the Hire Goods at all times in its possession and control and not to remove the Hire Goods from the United Kingdom without the prior written consent of the Supplier;

6.1.7 be responsible for the conduct and cost of any testing, examinations and/or checks in relation to the Hire Goods required by any legislation, best practice and/or operating instructions except to the extent that the Supplier has agreed to provide them as part of any Services;

6.1.8 not do or omit to do any thing which will or may be deemed to invalidate any policy of insurance related to the Hire Goods which is notified to the Customer;

6.1.9 not continue to use Hire Goods where they have been damaged and will notify the Supplier immediately if the Hire Goods are involved in an accident resulting in damage to the Hire Goods, other property and/or injury to any person; and

6.1.10 where the Hire Goods require fuel, oil and/or electricity ensure that the proper type and/or voltage is used and that, where appropriate, the Hire Goods are properly installed by a qualified and competent person.

6.2 The Hire Goods must be returned by the Customer in good working order and condition (fair wear and tear excepted) and in a clean condition together with all insurance policies, licences, registration and other documents relating to the Hire Goods.

7 BREAKDOWN

7.1 Allowance will be made in relation to the Rental to the Customer for any non-use of the Hire Goods due to breakdown caused by the development of an inherent fault and/or fair wear and tear on condition that the Customer informs the Supplier as soon as practicable of the breakdown.

7.2 The Customer shall be responsible for all expenses, loss (including loss of Rental) and/or damage suffered by the Supplier arising from any breakdown of the Hire Goods due to the Customer's negligence, misdirection and/or misuse of the Hire Goods.

7.3 The Supplier will at its own cost carry out all routine maintenance and repairs to the Hire Goods during the Hire Period and all repairs which are required due to fair wear and tear and/or an inherent fault in the Hire Goods. The Customer will be responsible for the cost of all repairs necessary to Hire Goods during the Hire Period which arise otherwise than as a result of fair wear and tear, an inherent fault and/or the negligence of the Supplier while carrying out routine maintenance and/or repairs.

7.4 The Customer must not repair or attempt to repair the Hire Goods unless authorised to do so in writing by the Supplier.

8 LOSS OR DAMAGE TO THE HIRE GOODS

8.1 If the Hire Goods are returned in damaged, unclean and/or defective state except where due to fair wear and tear and/or an inherent fault in the Hire Goods the Customer shall be liable to pay the Supplier for the cost of any repair and/or cleaning required to return the Hire Goods to a condition fit for re-hire and to pay the Rental, in accordance with the provisions of clause 8.3, until such repairs and/or cleaning have been completed.If original payment was made by credit or debit card, the authorisation given will also be used for payment of these charges. a

8.2 The Customer will pay to the Supplier the replacement cost of any Hire Goods which are lost, stolen and/or damaged beyond economic repair during the Hire Period less the amount paid to the Supplier under any loss or accidental damage waiver taken out in accordance with these conditions.

8.3 The Customer shall pay the Rental for the Hire Goods up to and including the date it notifies the Supplier that the Hire Goods have been lost, stolen and/or damaged beyond economic repair. From that date until the Supplier has replaced such Hire Goods the Customer shall pay, as a genuine pre-estimate of lost rental profit, a sum as liquidated damages being equal to two thirds of the Rental that would have applied for such Hire Goods for that period. The Supplier shall use its reasonable commercial endeavours to purchase replacements for such Hire Goods as quickly as possible using the monies paid under clause 8.2 above.If original payment was made by credit or debit card, the authorisation given will also be used for payment of these charges.

9 TERMINATION BY NOTICE

9.1 If the Hire Period has a fixed duration, subject to the provisions of Section 10 neither the Customer nor the Supplier shall be entitled to terminate the Contract before the expiry of that fixed period unless agreed with the other party.

9.2 If the Hire Period does not have a fixed duration either of the Customer or the Supplier is entitled to terminate the Contract upon giving to the other party any agreed period of notice.

9.3 If no period of notice has been agreed or specified the Customer may terminate the Hire Period by the physical return of the Hire Goods to the Supplier and the Supplier shall be entitled to terminate the hire of the Hire Goods by giving not less than 14 days' notice to the Customer.

10 DEFAULT

10.1 If the Customer:

10.1.1 fails to make any payment to the Supplier when due without just cause;

10.1.2 breaches the terms of the Contract and, where the breach is capable of remedy, has not remedied the breach within 14 days of receiving notice requiring the breach to be remedied;

10.1.3 persistently breaches the terms of the Contract;

10.1.4 provides incomplete, materially inaccurate or misleading facts and/or information in connection with the Contract;

10.1.5 pledges, charges or creates any form of security over any Hire Goods, or ceases or threatens to cease to carry on business, or proposes to compound with its creditors, applies for an interim moratorium in respect of claims and/or proceedings, any distress, execution or other legal process is levied on any property of the Customer, has a Bankruptcy Petition presented against it or the Customer takes or suffers any similar action in any jurisdiction;

10.1.6 being a company, enters into voluntary or compulsory liquidation, has a receiver, administrator or administrative receiver appointed over all or any of its assets, any attachment order is made against the Customer, any distress, execution or other legal process is levied on any property of the Customer or the Customer takes or suffers any similar action in any jurisdiction;

10.1.7 appears reasonably to the Supplier due to the Customer's credit rating to be financially inadequate to meet its obligations under the Contract; and/or

10.1.8 appears reasonably to the Supplier to be about to suffer any of the above events; then the Supplier shall have the right, without prejudice to any other remedies, to exercise any or all of the rights set out in clause 10.2 below.

10.2 If any of the events set out in clause 10.1 above occurs in relation to the Customer then:-

10.2.1 except where the Customer is acting as a consumer the Supplier may enter, without prior notice, any premises of the Customer (or premises of third parties with their consent) where Hire Goods owned by the Supplier may be and repossess any Hire Goods;

10.2.2 the Supplier may withhold the performance of any Services and cease any Services in progress under this and/or any other Contract with the Customer;

10.2.3 the Supplier may immediately cancel, terminate and/or suspend without Liability to the Customer the Contract and/or any other contract with the Customer; and/or

10.2.4 *all monies owed by the Customer to the Supplier shall immediately become due and payable.If original payment was made by credit or debit card, the authorisation given will also be used for payment of these monies.

10.3 Any repossession of the Hire Goods shall not affect the Supplier's right to recover from the Customer any monies due under the Contract and/or any damages in respect of any breach which occurred prior to repossession of the Hire Goods.

10.4 Upon termination of the Contract the Customer shall immediately:

10.4.1 return the Hire Goods to the Supplier or make the Hire Goods available for collection by the Supplier as requested by the Supplier; and

10.4.2 pay to the Supplier all arrears for Rentals, Charges for any Services, monies for any Products and/or any other sums payable under the Contract.

11 LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

11.1 *All warranties, representations, terms, conditions and duties implied by law relating to fitness, quality and/or adequacy are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

11.2 *If the Supplier is found to be liable in respect of any loss or damage to the Customer's property the extent of the Supplier's Liability will be limited to the retail cost of replacement of the damaged property.

11.3 Any defective Hire Goods must be returned to the Supplier for inspection if requested by the Supplier before the Supplier will have any Liability for defective Hire Goods.

11.4 *The Supplier shall have no Liability to the Customer if, without just cause, any monies due in respect of the Hire Goods and/or the Services has not been paid in full by the due date for payment.

11.5 The Supplier shall have no Liability for additional damage, loss, liability, claims, costs or expenses caused or contributed to by the Customer's continued use of defective Hire Goods and/or Services after a defect has become apparent or suspected or should reasonably have become apparent to the Customer.

11.6 The Customer shall give the Supplier a reasonable opportunity to remedy any matter for which the Supplier is liable before the Customer incurs any costs and/or expenses in remedying the matter itself. If the Customer does not do so the Supplier shall have no Liability to the Customer.

11.7 *The Supplier shall have no Liability to the Customer to the extent that the Customer is covered by any policy of insurance arranged as a result of the Contract and the Customer shall ensure that the Customer's insurers waive any and all rights of subrogation they may have against the Supplier.

11.8 The Supplier shall have no Liability to the Customer for any:-

11.8.1 *consequential losses (including loss of profits and/or damage to goodwill);

11.8.2 economic and/or other similar losses;

11.8.3 special damages and indirect losses; and/or

11.8.4 business interruption, loss of business, contracts and/or opportunity.

11.9 *The Supplier's total Liability to the Customer under and/or arising in relation to any Contract shall not exceed 5 times the amount of the Rental and charges for Services (if any) under that Contract or the sum of £1,000 whichever is the higher. To the extent that any Liability of the Supplier to the Customer would be met by any insurance of the Supplier then the Liability of the Supplier shall be extended to the extent that such Liability is met by such insurance.

11.10 Each of the limitations and/or exclusions in this Contract shall be deemed to be repeated and apply as a separate provision for each of:

11.10.1 Liability for breach of contract;

11.10.2 *Liability in tort (including negligence); and

11.10.3 *Liability for breach of statutory and/or common law duty; except clause 11.9 above which shall apply once only in respect of all the said types of Liability.

11.11 Nothing in this Contract shall exclude or limit the Liability of the Supplier for death or personal injury due to the Supplier's negligence nor exclude or limit any other type of Liability which it is not permitted to exclude or limit as a matter of law.

12 GENERAL

12.1 Upon termination of the Contract the provisions of clauses 3.2, 3.5, 3.6, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3 and Section 6 shall continue in full force and effect.

12.2 Each hire of an item of Hire Goods shall form a distinct Contract which shall be separate to any other Contract relating to other Hire Goods.

12.3 The Customer shall be liable for the acts and/or omissions of its employees, agents, servants and/or subcontractors as though they were its own acts and/or omissions under this Contract.

12.4 *The Customer agrees to indemnify and keep indemnified the Supplier against any and all losses, lost profits, damages, claims, costs (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis), actions and any other losses and/or liabilities suffered by the Supplier and arising from or due to any breach of contract, any tortious act and/or omission and/or any breach of statutory duty by the Customer.

12.5 *No waiver by the Supplier of any breach of this Contract shall be considered as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same provision or any other provision. If any provision is held by any competent authority to be unenforceable in whole or in part the validity of the other provisions of this Contract and the remainder of the affected provision shall be unaffected and shall remain in full force and effect.

12.6 The Supplier shall have no Liability to the Customer for any delay and/or non performance of a Contract to the extent that such delay is due to any Force Majeure events. If the Supplier is affected by any such event then time for performance shall be extended for a period equal to the period that such event or events delayed such performance.

12.7 All third party rights are excluded and no third parties shall have any rights to enforce the Contract. This shall not apply to any finance company with whom the Supplier has an outstanding finance agreement relating to the Hire Goods. Such finance company shall, subject to the Supplier's consent, have the right to enforce this Contract as if they were the Supplier. This Contract is governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and the parties agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

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Copyright Hire Association Europe 1 November 2001

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13 ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS Nationwide Services Group LIMITED

13.1 The Supplier may insert and present for payment any balance due and unpaid where the Customer has signed a blank or nil value debit or credit card voucher. The Supplier may also process interim payments by credit or debit card at any stage of the Contract. When payments are made by credit or debit card, the authorisation given will also be deemed as authorisation for any ensuing legitimate additional charges such as wasted journeys, extended hire period, damage or loss.

PART B - Special Conditions

1. THE GOODS, ORDERS AND AVAILABILITY

The Hire Goods shall be as described in this Site from time to time. It is possible that some information on this Site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. We reserve the right without notice at any time and from time to time to amend, improve, correct any information on this Site and to discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any range or line of Hire Goods.

We only accept orders for deliveries to Inland United Kingdom.

Occasionally the Hire Goods you order for rental (the "Order") may be out of stock, or unavailable for some other reason. The display of any Hire Goods on this Site is an invitation to you to offer to rent them, it is not an offer to rent them at the listed price. If you place an Order for the rental of Hire Goods then it shall be an offer to rent them and shall be subject to acceptance by Nationwide Services Group Limited. Nationwide Services Group Limited reserves the right to reject any Order or to cancel any Order (whether or not it has been confirmed by us and your credit card charged) if the Hire Goods are unavailable or for any other reason (such as without limit if the Hire Goods have been displayed at an incorrect price due to a typographical or other error).

If we cannot deliver any part of your Order for rental then we will inform you and we may offer you an alternative product. If the alternative is not acceptable or none is available or offered then we will refund you for any payments made for the undelivered Hire Goods.

2. DELIVERY CHARGES AND PRICE

The total cost of your Order is equal to the rental price of the items ordered plus delivery (all Orders will incur a delivery charge of £25 and a collection charge of £25 for each individual delivery address). We reserve the right to vary the prices displayed on the Site and/or the delivery charges at any time without notice.

All our prices are quoted in pounds sterling and exclude United Kingdom VAT at the rate current at the date of order.

We may from time to time make special rental price offers available. If you are interested in taking up such offers then you should do so at the time you see it, as we may withdraw the ability to take advantage of such offers at any time without notice.

3. PAYMENT

Payment for the Hire Goods you wish to rent can be made with one of the following credit or debit cards: Visa, Mastercard, Switch and Delta. By clicking the "Complete Order" button on the Site or placing a verbal or written order, you are authorising us to deduct the cost of the Hire Goods in your Shopping Basket and any delivery charges, from your card account. When payments are made by credit or debit card, the authorisation given will also be deemed as authorisation for any ensuing legitimate additional charges such as wasted journeys, extended hire period, damage or loss. We do not accept any other cards for Hire Goods online. Payment will be taken for all credit card and debit card Orders before the Hire Goods are despatched except those relating to additional charges as above.

Our online hiring service is hosted on a secure server, so you can be confident that when you send your details they will be held in a safe environment. Once your Order has been processed the details are permanently removed from the website. Your card information and other personal information you send us over the Internet is encrypted using the industry standard SSL technology.

Alternatively, if you prefer, you may apply to open a monthly credit account with Nationwide Services Group Ltd. Just complete the account application form on the website and send to the address specified together with your completed Order form. Your account will be up and running within 24 hours (subject to status) and our standard Nationwide Services Group terms and conditions will apply.

4. DELIVERY

We will only deliver to mainland United Kingdom. If we receive your order for Hire Goods by 1.00 pm on a working day, then we will endeavour to deliver them the same working day but this cannot be guaranteed (please note that there may be a delay between you submitting your order and it reaching us through the Internet).

5. COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

All the contents of this Site are protected by copyright law. Copyright 2004 Nationwide Services Group Limited.. All rights reserved.

All intellectual property rights (including without limit design rights, copyright, trade marks, moral rights, patents, service marks, trade names and goodwill) in the design and arrangement of the Site, text and graphics and all software compilations, underlying source code, and all other material on the Site are reserved to Nationwide Services Ltd or its licensors. Except as expressly provided below, nothing contained in these terms of use or on the Site shall be construed as conferring any license or right, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, under copyright or other intellectual property rights.

You may not replicate, incorporate, modify, display, publish, distribute, licence, transmit, create derivatives, transfer or sell any of the material including graphics on this Site, in part or full. However downloading or printing extracts from this Site for your personal, non-commercial home use is allowed.

Simple Tool Hire.co.uk and all other names, images, pictures, logos and icons identifying Simple Tool Hire.co.uk are trade marks of Nationwide Services Limited in the UK and other countries. Other product and company names mentioned on this Site may be trademarks of their respective owners.

6. INDEMNITY

You agree to fully indemnify and keep Nationwide Services Limited and its associates, affiliates, officers, agents, partners, and employees, fully indemnified from and against all liabilities, claims, actions, expenses or demand, costs (on a full indemnity basis) made by any third party due to or arising out of your use or misuse of the Site, your connection to the Site or your breach of these terms of sale.

7. DISCLAIMER

Except as specifically stated on this Site, to the fullest extent permitted by law, neither Nationwide Services Group Limited nor anyone else who has been involved in the creation, production or supply of the Hire Goods shall be liable for any damages (including without limit direct, special, indirect, consequential or incidental damages, loss of business profits, contracts, revenues, anticipated savings or information, business interruption or any other financial loss), arising out of the use or inability to use the Site or from errors or deficiencies in it whether caused by negligence or otherwise except as expressly provided herein (even if Nationwide Services Limited has been advised of the possibility of such damages).

Except as specifically stated on this Site, to the fullest extent permitted by law, this Site and its contents are provided by Nationwide Services Limited on an "as is" and "as available" basis and no representations or warranties of any kind are made (and they are expressly disclaimed). Further, Nationwide Services Group Limited does not make any representation or warranty (and they are expressly disclaimed to the fullest extent permitted by law) that: (i) any information available on this Site will be accurate, complete or fit for any particular purpose; (ii) any Hire Goods will meet your requirements; (iii) the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free.

Nothing in this contract shall exclude or limit the liability of Nationwide Services Gr Limited for death or personal injury resulting from its negligence or fraudulent misrepresentation nor affect the statutory rights of consumers.

If any exclusion in this license is held to be invalid and Nationwide Services Group Limited becomes liable for loss or damage that may lawfully be limited then such liability shall be limited to the amount paid by you for the Hire Goods and their delivery.

If Nationwide Services Group Limited is prevented or delayed in or from carrying out its obligations under the contract as a result of something beyond its reasonable control such as but not limited to governmental acts, war, riots, strikes or trade disputes (including by and with our own employees), technical failure, weather, flood, fire or explosion, natural or local emergency then Nationwide Services Limited will not be liable for this.

8. PRIVACY

We are committed to protecting your privacy. In general you can visit this Site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. If you decide to rent Hire Goods then we will need information such as your name and address. We store such information on a computer. We may use this information to provide you with a more personalised service and to tell you about special offers and any changes in our service which we believe you will find valuable (when you place your Order you will have an opportunity to tell us that you do not wish us to do this). We do not sell, trade or rent personal information to others. We may choose to do so in the future with appropriate third parties. If you object to any of these uses at any time, then please inform us by writing to:

Nationwide Services
Nationwide House
The Old Gymnasium
2 Frankton Way
Gosport
Hampshire
PO12 1FR

9. COOKIES

Cookies are bits of electronic information that a web site can transfer to your hard drive to help tailor and keep records of your visit to the Site. Cookies allow us to better customise visits to the Site to your individual preferences, helping us provide you with the best possible service on our Site. Most major web sites use cookies and their use is standard on the Internet. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies but you can change your settings so that you are notified whenever you are sent a cookie.

10. GOVERNING LAW

Your use of the Site and any rental by you on the Site will be governed by English Law and will be deemed to have occurred in the United Kingdom. If you have any disputes with us over the Hire Goods or any other aspect of the Site then these will be exclusively resolved in the English Courts.

11. ILLEGALITY OF CLAUSES

The illegality, invalidity or unenforceability of any clause or part of the contract shall not effect the legality, validity or enforceability of the remainder.


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