Terms and Conditions

MicroChip Central, and Check a Chip are trading names of MicroChip Central Limited

Company Registration Number: 08006354

For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2016, the data controller is MicroChip Central Ltd of Tan House, South End, Bassingbourne, Royston, SG8 5NJ. Registration ref: ZA050777

These Terms and Conditions govern your use of the website accessed through CheckaChip.com

Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully. By using the Website, you are deemed to accept the Terms and Conditions. Please note that to access certain areas of the Website, you may be required to register as a 'user' of the Website and consent to the processing of your data.

1. Ownership and Intellectual Property

1.1 The Website is owned and operated by MicroChip Central Limited, a company registered in England and Wales under company number 08006354.

1.2 The copyright and all other intellectual property rights in and to the Website and any and/or all of the material on the Website are either owned by us or are included with the permission of the owner of the rights. As a visitor to the Website, you may download a single copy of each piece of material contained on the Website for your own private viewing purposes provided you keep intact all and/or any proprietary notices.

1.3 Subject to condition 1.2 above, copying of the Website and/or any of the material contained on the Website or distribution for any commercial or business use is not permitted without our prior written consent.

1.4 No license is granted to you in these Terms and Conditions to use any trade mark whether registered or unregistered belonging to MicroChip Central Limited and/or its group of companies.

2. Your Account

2.1 Only ‘authorised persons’ are eligible for an account with CheckaChip

‘Authorised persons’ are defined in the ‘The Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015’

Authorised person

2.1 The Secretary of State may authorise in writing any person (“an authorised person”) to act for the purpose of enforcing these Regulations.

(2) A local authority in whose area a dog is kept may authorise in writing any person (“an authorised person”) to act for the purpose of enforcing these Regulations in its area.

(3) Any police constable or community support officer is also an authorised person for the purposes of these Regulations.

(4) In this regulation “community support officer” means anyone so designated under section 38(1) of the Police Reform Act 2002(9).

(5) Any veterinary practice.

(6)Welfare and rescue organisations with written authorisation from their local authority.

2.2 If you use the Website, you are responsible for (1) maintaining the confidentiality of your account and your password and (2) restricting access to your computer to prevent unauthorised access to your account. You must take all necessary steps to ensure that your password is kept confidential and secure and must inform us immediately if you have any reason to believe that your password has become known to anyone else, or if your password is being, or is likely to be used in an unauthorised manner.

2.3 You must ensure that the details provided by you on registration or at any time after are correct and complete.

2.4 By creating an account with us you are consenting to us storing your data on our database.

2.5 You must inform us immediately of any changes to the information that you provided when registering by updating your personal details, go the 'My Account' page. Then simply enter your email address and password and you will then be able to change the details that you originally gave. You must respond to an annual email from us to confirm or otherwise that you are still an ‘authorised person’

2.6 Definitions; an 'Active Account' is referred to when an account has been created, verified, and a password has been set. An 'Inactive Account' is referred to when an account has not been verified or a password has not been set.

3. Website information & availability

3.1 We take every care to ensure that the information on the Website is accurate and complete. You are advised to verify the accuracy of any information before relying on it. Further, due to the inherent nature of the Internet, errors, interruptions and delays may occur in the service at any time. Accordingly, subject to condition 13 below, the Website is provided "As Is" with warranties excluded to the fullest extent permissible by law. Subject to condition 13 below, we do not accept any liability arising from any inaccuracy or omission in any and/or all of the information provided on the Website or interruption in availability.

3.2 If a fault occurs in the service of the Website, please report it to Customer Services by email to support@checkachip.com and we will correct the fault as soon as we reasonably can.

3.3 Your access to the Website may be occasionally restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance or the introduction of new facilities or services. We will attempt to restore the service as soon as we reasonably can.

3.4 Your attention is drawn to the following information in particular:

4. Limitations

4.1 You may not use the Website for:

4.1.1 Transmitting any unlawful, harassing, libellous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material;

4.1.2 Transmitting material that encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offence, results in civil liability or otherwise breaches any relevant laws, regulations or codes of practice;

4.1.3 Gaining unauthorised access to other computer systems;

4.1.4 Interfering with any other person's use or enjoyment of the Website;

4.1.5 Breaching any laws concerning the use of public telecommunications networks;

4.1.6 Interfering or disrupting networks or websites connected to the Website; or

4.1.7 Making, transmitting or storing electronic copies of materials protected by copyright without the permission of the owner.

4.2 We reserve the right to refuse to post material on the Website or to remove material already posted on the Website.

4.3 You fully indemnify us against any and/or all losses, liabilities, costs and/or expenses reasonably suffered or incurred by us, any and/or all damages awarded against us under any judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction and any and/or all settlements and sums paid by us as a result of any settlement reasonably agreed by us arising out of or in connection with:

4.3.1 Any claim by any third party that the use of the Website by you is defamatory, offensive or abusive, or of an obscene or pornographic nature, or is illegal or constitutes a breach of any applicable law, regulation or code of practice;

4.3.2 Any claim by any third party that the use of the Website by you infringes that third party's copyright or other intellectual property rights of whatever nature; and/or

4.3.3 Any fines or penalties imposed by any regulatory, advertising or trading body or authority in connection with the use of the Website by you.

5. Right to suspend or cancel your registration

5.1 We may suspend or cancel your registration to the Website immediately or restrict or prevent your access to the Website at our reasonable discretion if you breach any of your obligations under these Terms and Conditions.

5.2 You can cancel this agreement at any time after giving us prior notice in writing. If you do so, you must stop using the Website.

5.3 The suspension or cancellation of your registration to the Website and/or your right to access and/or use the Website shall not affect either party's rights or liabilities.

5.4 We have a strict no abuse policy, so at our discretion, if we receive abusive calls or emails, we reserve the right to remove you from our database. You will be given 48 hours notice to make alternative arrangements.

5.5 To cancel any Contract between us, you must immediately inform us by emailing our Customer Services team (sales@microchipcentral.com) and return the goods to us in accordance with condition 11 below.

6. Our Liability

6.1 MicroChip Central Limited shall not be liable for any loss, claim, damage, nor any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages of any kind, whether based in contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, which arises out of (a) the use of, or inability to use, this site or content found in this site, or (b) the unauthorised access to or alteration of your transmissions or data, even if MicroChip Central Limited have been advised of the possibility of such damages unless resulting from the gross negligence or intentional actions of MicroChip Central Limited.

7. Events outside our control

7.1 We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under a Contract that is caused by events outside our reasonable control ("Force Majeure Event").

7.2 A Force Majeure Event includes any act, event, non-happening, omission or accident beyond our reasonable control.

8. General

8.1 The use of the Website and any Contracts formed between us are governed by English law. Any dispute arising from, or related to, such use and any such Contracts shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England. We make no promise that materials on the Website are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United Kingdom and accessing the Website from territories where its contents are illegal or unlawful is prohibited. If you choose to access the Website from locations outside the United Kingdom, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. Overseas orders (i.e. orders from outside the United Kingdom) will not be accepted currently.

8.2 A person who is not a party to these Terms and Conditions or any Contract between us shall have no right to enforce any term of the Terms and Conditions and/or any and/or all Contracts between us under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

8.3 If any provision of these Terms and Conditions or any provisions of any Contract between us are found to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable by a court to any extent, such provision will to that extent be severed from the remaining provisions, which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.

8.4 We may assign charge or transfer any of our rights or subcontract any of our obligations under these Terms and Conditions or any Contract to any third party at any time.

8.5 You may not assign charge or transfer any of your rights or subcontract any of your obligations under these Terms and Conditions and/or any Contract between us except with our specific prior written permission in writing.

8.6 We reserve the right to revise and amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time and any such changes will be communicated on the Website.

8.7 These Terms and Conditions govern the entire trading relationship between ourselves and you and will remain in force for the duration of our trading relationship.

8.8 We will endeavour to verify the accuracy of any product or pricing information which we place on the Website, but we make no warranties or guarantees (whether express or implied) in relation to the accuracy of such information. You must bear the risk associated with the use of the Internet.