Referral Scheme Terms and Conditions

PLEASE READ THESE REFERRAL TERMS CAREFULLY.

This “Agreement” (these referral terms together with the documents referred to in it) sets out the terms which govern our referral program (“Referral Program”).  Please read this Agreement carefully before you use our Referral Program. By using our Referral Program, you confirm that you accept this Agreement and that you agree to comply with it. If you do not agree to the terms of this Agreement, you must not use our Referral Program.

1. REFERRALS

1.1. Subject to your (“Referring Company’s”) compliance with the terms of this Agreement, EmpowerRD shall reduce the fee for your next R&D Claim by a fixed percentage (“Referral Discount”) for each successful referral, if you meet the Referral Program requirements (as in force at that time).

​1.2. We can change the Referral Discount at any time. The amount of the Referral Discount you will be entitled to, will be the amount that applies at the time you meet all requirements of the Referral Program. If you do not claim the Referral Discount within eighteen(18) months of becoming entitled to it, the Referral Discount will expire and you will lose all rights to it. 

1.3. You may use the Referral Program by sharing your Referrer Code with another business. 

 1.4. Provided you meet the requirements (as in force at that time) more than once, you are entitled to a Referral Discount each time you meet such requirements – up to a maximum of initial value of your Claim fee.

​1.5. You must be a registered user of EmpowerRD to use the Referral Program.

 1.6. Each qualified company referred by you will receive a one time reduction of their fee (“Referred Company Discount”) for their first claim. 

2. PAYMENT DISCOUNT

For you as the Referring Company: For each company that you refer and that successfully completes their R&D claim with EmpowerRD, we will provide you a 5% reduction in your next R&D claim fee. This will apply up to a maximum of the initial Claim fee in your EmpowerRD Agreement. For avoidance of doubt, a claim is successful once the Referred company has paid their fee to Empowerrd following a credit transfer from HMRC.

For the Referred Company: Each company that you refer to EmpowerRD through the Referral Program will be entitled to one payment discount of 10% off their first R&D Claim fee. 

3. PROHIBITED USES

3.1. You may only use our Referral Program in good faith for lawful purposes.  You may not:

(a) create more than one account in order to invite yourself;

(b) invite others that have created duplicate accounts; 

(c) use alternative contact information to refer yourself or others that have created duplicate accounts; 

(d) invite members that you do not know personally, if you do so in a way that (in EmpowerRD’s sole and absolute opinion) constitutes spam or other undesirable or unsolicited communications;

(e) invite an existing customer of EmpowerRD;

(f) invite fictitious persons;

(g) do anything that damages EmpowerRD’s brand, goodwill or reputation;

(h) use the Referral Program in: (i) any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation; or (ii) any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;

(j) to transmit any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); or

(k) use the Referral Program excessively or in any way that we consider to be unreasonable (at EmpowerRD’s sole and absolute discretion); 

(l) otherwise attempt to circumvent this Agreement or the Referral Program.

3.2. Any obligation on you not to do something includes an obligation not to allow that thing to be done.  

4. DATA PROTECTION

You represent and warrant to us that you have obtained the express consent from the individuals whose data you provide us with.

5. ABUSE OF THE REFERRAL TERMS

5.1. EmpowerRD has the right to refuse to provide you the Referral Discount if (in its sole and absolute discretion) EmpowerRD suspects that you have not used the Referral Program in good faith or have breached this Agreement. 

5.2. We will determine, in our sole and absolute discretion, whether there has been a breach of this Agreement.  When a breach of this Agreement has occurred, EmpowerRD may take such action as we deem appropriate, including (but not limited to) termination of this Agreement, closing your account(s), closing third party account(s) and suspending the Referral Program.  

6. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY 

EmpowerRD accepts no liability for any use of the Referral Program which does not comply with this Agreement.

7. CHANGES TO THIS AGREEMENT AND TO THE REFERRAL PROGRAM 

7.1. We may revise this Agreement at any time by amending this page.

7.2. EmpowerRD reserves the right to:

(a) amend, alter or change the Referral Program (including the amount of the Referral Discount) at any time, without notice; and 

(b) terminate the Referral Program at any time, without notice. In the event the Referral Program is terminated, EmpowerRD will not be obliged to credit any accounts that would have otherwise qualified for Referral Discount.

7.3 Continued use of the Referral Program shall amount to acceptance of the Agreement and the Referral Program in force at that time.

8. APPLICABLE LAW

8.1. This Agreement and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

8.2. Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this agreement or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).

9. CONTACT US

To contact us, please email admin@empowerrd.com

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