About Peter Haigh / Technical Editorial
I am registered as self-employed in the UK and pay my own income tax and national insurance contributions.
I do not charge VAT and do not have a VAT registration number.
Acceptance of terms and conditions
By agreeing to my quote, the Client accepts these terms and conditions unless otherwise stipulated in writing.
Unless otherwise agreed in writing, all fees are payable in GBP by bank transfer within 30 days of invoice to the Client.
I reserve the right to charge interest on overdue invoices in accordance with the terms set out in the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 as amended and supplemented by the Late Payment of Commercial Debts Regulations 2002.
Storage of work/Privacy
Unless otherwise agreed, I will keep files on my system up to a maximum of six (6) years. If you want me to delete the files from all systems at an earlier date, please advise and I will happily do so. While working on files, I may use password-protected cloud-based back-up storage; however, if you would rather I don’t do this with your files, let me know and I will back up the files on an external drive. I do not guarantee that I will store a copy of the completed work once it has been returned.
I do not pass work or Client details to third parties. The nature and content of the work will be kept confidential and not made known to anyone other than the Client and its contractors without prior written permission.
As a sole trader, to fulfil my legal obligations to HMRC (the UK tax authority), I need your name and address for my invoice; if the company/organisation you are working for is to pay, I need the address of their accounts department. This is the only personal information I will request and the data will only be used on the invoice. I have to keep these invoices for seven (7) years for tax purposes but if after that period you want me to delete the details, please get in touch. Your details will also be stored in the email you sent to me, but will not be put into a database, will not be passed to any third parties and will not be used for any marketing purposes by me.
Terms of work
The Client will pay the fee quoted and will receive the work as per the agreed schedule unless:
- on receipt of the file or at an early stage, it becomes apparent that significantly more work is required than had been anticipated in the preliminary discussion/brief, in which case I may renegotiate the fee and/or the deadline or choose not to proceed with the work;
- during the work, additional tasks are requested by the Client, in which case I may renegotiate the fee and/or the deadline.
Cancellation/Amendment of schedule
If I have blocked out time for work for the Client and the Client cancels the work or changes the schedule within 5 working days of the original schedule’s due start, I reserve the right to charge for some or all of the time.
I do my utmost to ensure all files are correct and free of errors; however, I can offer no guarantee of this. I cannot be held responsible for direct, indirect or consequential losses or costs incurred by any errors remaining in your work, be they factual or related to spelling or grammar. Responsibility, liability and copyright for the file rest with the Client.
In no way do I endorse the contents of Client files and do not assume responsibility for any threatening, libellous or obscene material contained therein, any infringement of third-party intellectual property rights arising therefrom, any crime facilitated thereby or any subsequent use thereof upon completion of work by me.
I do not want to be acknowledged in the work unless agreed in writing in advance. With e-publications, if I am acknowledged and the Client goes on to amend the publication, all mention of my name and input must be removed.
These Terms and Conditions are governed, interpreted and enforced in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and therefore shall be subject to exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts without reference to rules governing choice of laws.