Terms & Conditions
1. About Us
1.1 www.energyhelpline.com, www.moneyhelpline.com, and www.telecomshelpline.com ("the Web Site") are web sites operated and owned by Fundraising Innovations Ltd ("we","us") aimed at private consumers or non-commercial price comparison between various energy suppliers and providers of financial and other services. Fundraising Innovations Ltd, is a Company registered in England and Wales with a company Registration No 04426857 and having its registered office at The Cart Wagon Lodge, Friday Street Farm, Friday Street, East Sutton, Kent ME17 3DD.
1.2 The Web Site enables you to compare prices, customer service ratings and other information relating to the Product Providers and products and services offered by them. Use of this service is free. You may also choose to switch your Product Provider using the site. The switch will be completed either by completing an online application form on the website or by linking into another website which can facilitate the switch. If you prefer you can call our team who may be able to complete the switch over the telephone.
1.3 These terms and conditions apply to all and any use of the Web Site. If you do not accept these terms and conditions please do not use the website and leave now. The Product Providers have their own terms and conditions that you will be subject to when using the Product Providers' product or services.
1.4 Since we are principally aiming the Web Site at the UK consumers, we cannot guarantee that the Web Site accords with the local laws of any other countries. You are therefore responsible for compliance with the laws of your own country if you are outside the UK.
2. Intellectual Property Rights
2.1 The design, layout, text, images, tables, compilations, concepts and other works on the Web Site and all underlying software and source code are our property and all copyright, design right, database right, personality right, moral rights, patents, know-how, inventions, trade names, trade marks, trade secrets, logos and devices (whether registered or unregistered) belong to and vest in us or our licensors.
2.2 We do not give you any right or interest in any intellectual property rights featured on the Web Site and none of the material featured on the Web Site may be reproduced or redistributed without our prior written consent for any purpose than your own private, non-commercial use.
2.3 Copyright in all software and source code relating to the design, development or maintenance of the Web Site is owned by or licensed to us, unless otherwise specified, and may not be used, replicated, copied, modified, distributed, adapted, printed or downloaded without our express permission.
2.4 All rights in the domain names www.firsthelpline.com, www.energyhelpline.com, www.greenhelpline.com, www.moneyhelpline.com, and www.switchandgive.com and FirstHelpline, EnergyHelpline, GreenHelpline, MoneyHelpline and SwitchandGive marks are owned by us. Other trading names, company names and trade marks featured on the Web Site are trade marks belonging to the Product Providers or other third parties.
2.5 We do not make any warranty or representation in respect of any other trade marks than those owned by us and any other trade marks featured on the Web Site are featured at their owners' risk.
3.1 We grant you a personal, non-exclusive, revocable, non-transferable license to use the software that you may download on the website in order to access and collect information relating to the Product Providers' products and Services as permitted by use of the price comparison service and switching service provided by the website
3.2 When using the software you are accessing and collecting information from the Suppliers on your own behalf and not as an agent of Fundraising Innovations Ltd.
3.3 This licence is granted for private, non-commercial and personal use only and can be terminated at any time at the sole discretion of Fundraising Innovations Ltd.
4.1 Please note that majority of products and services that you may purchase via the Web Site are provided by our Product Providers. We do not monitor, verify or endorse information featured on the Web Site relating to the suppliers product and services. In particular, we do not confirm any of the prices quoted on the Web Site and it is your responsibility to ensure that the prices and other information relating to products and services are correct. We make no guarantee and accept no liability as to the correctness of any information, products or services. Use of any information or purchase of products or services and switching Suppliers will be entirely at your own risk and may be subject to the Product Providers own terms and conditions.
4.2 Nothing on the Web Site shall be deemed to constitute financial advice to induce you to purchase products or services from the Suppliers. The Web Site is an information guide only. If any information on the Web Site is unclear or you are unsure about the most appropriate product or service for you we recommend that you to seek professional advice before purchasing any of the products or services featured.
4.3 We will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss to you. We do not accept any liability in the event of withdrawal of any product or rejection of your application by the Product Provider for any reason whatsoever. We cannot be responsible for the services offered by Product Providers or for any aspect of the relationship between you and the Product Provider.
4.4 We do not guarantee access to the website at all times and do not guarantee that information will be transmitted accurately or in real time. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that occurs at any stage of the switch process or an attempted switch, including failure to transmit, process or deliver any services or products.
4.5 We will have no liability in respect of any other web site or page on the internet accessible from the Web Site.
4.6 Nothing in these terms and conditions excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence or fraud on our part.
4.7 Except as provided above we give no other warranties, conditions or terms, express or implied, statutory or otherwise and all such terms are hereby excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law, subject to your statutory and common law consumer rights which remain in full force and effect.
5.1 We are committed to protecting your privacy and promise to use information collected about you in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. We collect information about you to enable us to process your order and to send contact details to your Product Provider. If you do not complete your order through us then we may use your contact details to get in touch and give you the chance to complete your order or to give us feedback.
5.2 We may pass information about you to our agents and service providers. This may involve passing your information outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) to countries that do not have the same data protection standards as we do in the UK. If we, or our agents and service providers, do this, we will make sure that it happens with the relevant protections in place.
5.3 We may monitor your call when you call our sales or customer service teams or when we call you. This is for quality monitoring and training purposes and helps to improve the service that we provide to our customers.
5.5 We will use your details for marketing purposes only with your prior consent. However, if you have used the service through a third party then we will share contact details with them or their marketing partners and agencies in line with their normal practice.
5.6 We will not sell on any of your information to any third party, however your information may be used for marketing purposes by all divisions of Fundraising Innovations Ltd.
5.7 We are committed to the security of your personal information and we have security procedures in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control. We have security measures in place to protect its user database and access to this database is restricted. All information collected or processed via the Web Site is encrypted making it secure, inaccessible and unrecognisable to any third parties.
5.8 We may amend these terms and conditions from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in the way your personal information is used we will make that information available by posting a notice on the Web Site.
6.1 Payments for Suppliers' products and services will be made direct to the Product Providers under their terms and conditions.
6.2 When you switch your Product Provider via the Web Site we will receive a brokerage fee from the relevant Provider. If you switch your supplier by using Switch & Give a proportion of this fee will be paid to a charity nominated by you via the Web Site.
6.3 We assume no responsibility for organising or making payments to the Product Providers. We merely provide a facility enabling you to switch your supplier online.
6.4 Promotional offers from Product Providers will be fulfilled at the terms available at the time of processing the application. This may not be the date on which application details were entered onto the website.
6.5 For information on cashback payments please refer to the "Cashback" section below.
7.1 If you have any complaints or comments about us or the service provided via the Web Site you can contact us at any time by either emailing email@example.com or writing to our Customer Services at The Cart Wagon Lodge, Friday Street Farm, Friday Street, East Sutton ME17 3DD.
7.2 We will acknowledge receipt of your complaint within five working days and keep you informed throughout the process and initially inform you how long it is likely to take to resolve the matter.
7.3 If you switched suppliers through our online service and want to raise a formal dispute, you can do so through the European Commission at http://ec.europa.eu/odr. They will then forward the details of your complaint to your supplierâ€™s nominated dispute resolution service to investigate.
8.1 The Web Site and these terms and conditions are subject to the laws of England and any disputes must be brought in English Courts.
8.2 You can contact us at The Cart Wagon Lodge, Friday Street Farm, Friday Street, East Sutton ME17 3DD. You may also contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephoning us during office hours on 0800 634 3868.
9.1 Cashback is available for customers completing a dual switch, or single switches via our service on a cashback website (which shows "cashback terms and conditions" at the bottom of the screen), or with an advisor through our call centre, mentioning cashback.
9.2 The cashback amounts will be paid at Â£17 per successful fuel switched via our website on a cashback link, or Â£10 per successful fuel switched via our call centre.
9.3 For the avoidance of doubt, a switch is deemed successful when Fundraising Innovations have received confirmation from the new supplier that the switch is live and suppliers have paid commission for these switches.
9.4 Timescales for cashback payments vary by supplier. Cashback payments will be made to customers when Fundraising Innovations have received confirmation from suppliers that the relevant switches were successful. Cashback payments are made to customers up to 90-120 days after the switch goes live.
9.5 Where possible cashback will be paid into the bank account provided on the switch application and will be made via BACS transfer in the name of Fundraising Innovations Limited. Cashback will only be paid to the person named on the switch application and not a third party. Payment by BACS is the quickest and safest way of transferring monies and we encourage customers to input their bank account number and sort code using the secure website functionality provided.
9.6 From time to time, some suppliers may offer additional incentives (in the form of cashback or gifts). These will be highlighted on the website and will vary by supplier and product; if you complete an application to a product with an associated special offer, you will receive a separate confirmation email containing relevant Terms and Conditions at the time.
9.7 Fundraising Innovations is committed to paying all cashback as advertised on our website; in the event of a payment dispute Fundraising Innovations reserves the right to make the final decision on eligibility.
9.8 Fundraising Innovations treats fraud as a serious offence and our standard policy is to notify the appropriate authorities in the event that fraud is suspected.
10. Huge Switch
10.1 This promotional offer runs from time to time through the Huge Switch website at www.hugeswitch.com, or through the URLs www.energyhelpline.com/cashback-hugeswitch or www.energyhelpline.com/cashbackmse-hugeswitch. The timescales for the offer are publicised in promotional material and the website will clearly state the cashback amounts applicable to the offer at the time. Outside of Huge Switch offer periods, standard cashback amounts apply of Â£17 per fuel for online application.
10.2 Huge Switch is only available online; we apologise that it is not currently available through our call centres.
10.3 It is not available to customers who have made a household energy switch application through any switching services operated by Fundraising Innovations Limited within 3 months of their Huge Switch switching date. For the purposes of this offer Fundraising Innovations operated services include energyhelpline and switchandgive.
10.4 For the avoidance of doubt if a customer has cancelled a switch application within the last 3 months which was processed through a switching service operated by Fundraising Innovations Limited they will not be eligible to participate in Huge Switch.
10.5 Fundraising Innovations is committed to paying all cashback as advertised on our website; in the event of a payment dispute Fundraising Innovations reserves the right to make the final decision on eligibility.
10.6 Huge Switch cashback will only be paid for successful switches. For the avoidance of doubt, a switch is deemed successful when Fundraising Innovations have received confirmation from the new supplier that the switch is live and suppliers have paid commission for these switches.
10.7 Timescales for cashback payments vary by supplier. Cashback payments will be made to customers when Fundraising Innovations have received confirmation from suppliers that the relevant switches were successful. Cashback payments are made to customers up to 90-120 days after the switch goes live.
10.8 Where possible cashback will be paid into the bank account provided on the switch application and will be made via BACS transfer in the name of Fundraising Innovations Limited. Cashback will only be paid to the person named on the switch application and not a third party. Payment by BACS is the quickest and safest way of transferring monies and we encourage customers to input their bank account number and sort code using the secure website functionality provided.
10.9 Fundraising Innovations treats fraud as a serious offence and our standard policy is to notify the appropriate authorities in the event that fraud is suspected.
11. Collective Switching
11.1 In order to switch to a Collective winning deal (i.e. be eligible):
(i) Registration must occur before the switching window opens;
(ii) Registration to a relevant closed group email marketing list must have occurred before the switching window opens.
11.2 We may need to validate your registration and may request further information from you (such as the email address, or telephone number that you used to register) to assist us. If we are unable to confirm eligibility, we will cancel the application and may contact you to offer a new comparison. If you didnâ€™t register in time, you can still view a market comparison.