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Three Terms & Conditions

Terms for 3 Services – key points
Here’s some more legal stuff for you to look through. Basically, if you would like us to provide you our 3 Services, you must agree and comply with our Terms for 3 Services. The following list sets out some key points which we think will be important to you. However, you really should read the full set of Terms for 3 Services which we’ve provided in the rest of this section.
Terms for 3 Services – some key points for both Pay As You Go and Pay Monthly Customers
•Terms for 3 Services only covers the terms on which you may use our Services. They don’t cover your purchase of your Handset.
•Additional terms can also be seen in the Price Guide as well as within our Services on the Handset and in other documents about our Services (eg User Guide and List of Services).
•We’ll provide our Services within 3’s network area but it’s always possible that the quality or coverage may be affected at times.
•You must not use our Services for any illegal or improper purposes. Anyone under 18 isn’t permitted to access our Age Restricted Services.
•We’ve limited our liability to you as set out in Section 12 of the Terms for 3 Services.
•You agree that we can process “Your Information” which we collect or which you submit to us during any sales or registration process, for a number of purposes, including to open and manage an account for 3 Services, to deliver products and services ordered by you, for credit checking (if a Pay Monthly Customer) and fraud prevention, and for product analysis and direct marketing (subject to your preferences) as set out in our ‘Privacy Notice’ in Section 13 of the Terms for 3 Services. Please read Section 13 carefully.
Terms for 3 Services – some key points for Pay Monthly Customers only
•If you don’t pay your account on time or we reasonably believe that you haven’t complied with certain terms of your agreement, we may suspend or disconnect our 3 Services, but you still must pay all outstanding charges (including a Cancellation Fee for disconnection).
•If you wish to end your agreement during your Minimum Term (but outside any money back guarantee that may apply), you must pay a Cancellation Fee which will be the total of the monthly charges remaining during the Minimum Term of your agreement less a discount of: (i) 3% for new connecting customers who are in the first Minimum Term of their agreement with us; or (ii) 10% for existing customers that have upgraded or renewed their existing contract with us for a further, subsequent Minimum Term.

Terms for 3 Services – some key points for Pay As You Go Customers only
•If you wish to use the 3 Services, you need to top-up your account by purchasing and activating Pay As You Go Vouchers. All Pay As You Go Vouchers and Add-ons must be activated within a specified period after purchase. Additionally, some Pay As You Go Vouchers and Add-ons expire within a certain period after activation. Validity and expiry periods (if applicable) for each type of Pay As You Go Voucher and Add-on can be found in our Price Guide and other customer documentation. Pay As You Go Vouchers (whether they are an Active Pay As You Go Voucher or not) and Add-ons on your account are not redeemable for cash.
•We may suspend or disconnect our Services if we reasonably believe that you haven’t complied with certain terms of your agreement. We may also suspend our Services or disconnect you if you have not activated a Pay As You Go Voucher on your account or undertaken any chargeable events or activities (for example, made telephone calls, sent text or photo messages, accessed content or the internet or any other 3 Services for which a charge is made) using any credit on your account during the preceding 6 month period.

TERMS FOR 3 SERVICES
General Terms (for both Pay Monthly and Pay As You Go Customers)
1.Who’s who and what’s what
1.1 When we say:
(a) ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’, we mean Hutchison 3G UK Limited, trading as ‘3’;
(b) ‘you’ or ‘your’, we mean you, our customer (whether you are a Pay Monthly Customer or Pay As You Go Customer);
(c) ‘agreement’, we mean your agreement with us for the supply of 3 Services.
1.2 We also have set out in the glossary at the back of this section some useful definitions of words we use in these Terms for 3 Services.

2.About your agreement
2.1 Your agreement is made up of these Terms for 3 Services and your Price Plan, along with any other terms laid down in selected Additional 3 Services on the Handset. Additional terms may apply to any promotional or special offers.
2.2 Your agreement is personal to you. You have to do what you’ve contracted to do, unless we write and say you can do something outside the agreement. Unless we give you permission (acting reasonably), you can’t pass your rights or responsibilities to anyone else – even if we give you more than one SIM or you give your Handset to others. It’s your responsibility to make sure the SIMs are only used to access 3 Services as permitted in this agreement.
2.3 This agreement does not cover:
(a) any products or Services you buy while using 3 Services; or
(b) the supply of your Handset. The manufacturers of Handsets are not related to us. Any terms relating to Handsets will be given to you separately.

3.When your agreement begins

Pay Monthly Customers
3.1 If you are a Pay Monthly Customer, your agreement starts when we Connect you to 3. (Note that in the special case where you do not connect to 3 within a month of registering as a 3 customer and receiving your Handset, your agreement will automatically start at the end of that month.)
3.2
(a)If you are a Pay Monthly Customer and your Price Plan has a Minimum Term, you agree to remain Connected to 3 for that Minimum Term. You have limited rights to end the agreement during the Minimum Term as set out in Section 10.
(b)If you are a Pay Monthly Customer and your Price Plan does not have a Minimum Term, or your Minimum Term has expired, we will supply you with 3 Services until either of us chooses to end the agreement in any of the permitted ways set out in Section 10.
Pay As You Go Customers
3.3 If you are a Pay As You Go Customer, your agreement starts when we Connect you to 3. (Note that in the special case where you do not connect to 3 within a month of receiving your Handset, your agreement will automatically start at the end of that month.)
3.4 Subject to you having an Active Pay As You Go Voucher on your account, we will supply you with 3 Services until either of us chooses to end the agreement in any of the permitted ways set out in Section 10.
3.5 If you chose not to register your Handset in store, your first call from your Handset may be redirected to 3 Customer Services so that we can activate your SIM (so your Handset is working properly) and to give you the opportunity to register your personal details with us so that we can do more for you in the future and help you get the most from your Handset.

4.Variations to your agreement or prices

Pay Monthly Customers
4.1 We may vary any of the terms of your agreement, including our Price Plans, on the following basis:
(a) any updated Price Plans and new terms will be available on our website and on request to 3 Customer Services;
(b) if you are a Pay Monthly Customer, we will let you know at least one month in advance if we decide to:
(i) discontinue your Price Plan; or
(ii) make any variations to your agreement which are likely to be of detriment to you; or
(iii) increase the fixed periodic charges for your Price Plan (if applicable) by an amount which is more than the percentage increase in the Retail Prices Index Figure (or any future equivalent) in any twelve month period.
You can end the agreement for such variations as explained in Section 10. Subject to the above, you will not be able to end the agreement if such variation or increase:
(i) is due to changes to the law, government regulation or licence which affect us; or
(ii) relates solely to Additional Services; or
(iii) relates solely to Add-on(s) (if applicable to you). In such circumstances you will not be able to end your agreement but you will be able to cancel the Add-on(s) by giving us 30 days’ written notice; and
(c) if you carry on using 3 Services after the variation commences, you will be deemed to have accepted the variation.
4.2 If we offer a range of Price Plans, you may change from your Price Plan to one of a selected range of other Price Plans on such terms as agreed with us.
Pay As You Go Customers
4.3 We may vary any of the terms of your agreement, including our Price Plans, on the following basis:
(a) any updated Price Plans and new terms will be available on our website and on request to 3 Customer Services;
(b) we will let you know at least one month in advance if we make any variations to your agreement which are likely to be of detriment to you. You are free to stop using 3 Services if we make such variations; and
(c) if you carry on using 3 Services after the variation commences, you will be deemed to have accepted the variation

5.What we will provide for you

A 3 phone number and SIM
5.1 We will open an account for you and provide you with a SIM and a 3 phone number (and we may agree to provide you with additional SIMs and phone numbers on your request).
5.2 We own each SIM and each SIM remains our property at all times. You are being allowed to use the SIM by us on a limited licence to enable you to access 3 Services, in accordance with the terms of this agreement. We may recall the SIM(s) at any time for upgrades, modifications, misuse or when your agreement ends. You can only use our SIM to obtain Services from us..
5.3 Each SIM may only be used in Handsets which are enabled for 3 Services and are authorised by us for Connection to the 3 network. Any attempt to use the SIM in other Handsets may result in serious damage to the Handset and may prevent you from being able to use it, including the making of emergency calls. In these instances, we are not responsible for any such damage or usage problems.
5.4 Handsets which can be used to access 3 Services are locked to our network. The software in the Handset and all intellectual property rights in that software is owned by the Handset manufacturer and you are being allowed to use the software on a limited licence from the Handset manufacturer. During the term of your Agreement for the supply of 3 Services, you must not permit your Handset to be unlocked via any unauthorised manner (ie. by anyone other than us or the Handset manufacturer). You must contact us if you want your Handset to be unlocked from our network. If you contact us to request that your Handset be unlocked from our network, we will arrange for your Handset to be unlocked in an authorised manner (which may include replacing your Handset with an unlocked Handset, which is the same or similar specification to your Handset) and you must pay an unlocking administration charge (which will be shown in the Price Guide for 3 Services). In addition, if you have had your Handset for less than 12 months, you will also have to pay the Handset Unlock Fee (this is also shown in the Price Guide for 3 Services). In addition, you must ensure that there are no outstanding amounts owing on your 3 account. Prior to us arranging for your Handset to be unlocked, you must ensure that you back-up or otherwise store separately any of your information or other data on the Handset which you may require, as this may be lost during the Handset unlocking process. We are not responsible for any information or any other data which may be lost during the Handset unlocking process.

3 Services
5.5 Once you are Connected to 3 (and, if you are a Pay As You Go Customer, subject to you having and Active Pay As You Go Voucher on your account), we will provide you with access to our Services. The 3 Services will include Premium Services, provided you ask for them and we approve, and may also include Age Restricted Services, provided you are 18 or over and you do not show or send any content from the Age Restricted Services to anyone under 18. You can find more details of all 3 Services in our List of Services.
5.6 You will also be able to upload and send your own content using the 3 Services. You grant us a royalty free, perpetual and worldwide licence to store, transmit or otherwise deal with any content you upload on the 3 Services. If you choose to use the POP3 polling features in our Messaging Services, you are appointing us as your agent for enabling the POP3 polling Services to be provided to you.



5.7 We may:
(a) change or withdraw some, or part, of the 3 Services from time to time. This may be because of changing technologies, obsolescence, new or different product features, changing content providers or the need to remove, replace or modify content. Subject to Section 4.1 (if you are a Pay Monthly Customer) and Section 4.3 (if you are a Pay As You Go Customer), you can end the agreement if this variation is likely to be of detriment to you as explained in Section 10.
(b) also determine how 3 Services are presented and delivered to the Handset or are otherwise made available to you. We can change the way they are presented, delivered or otherwise made available to you at any time.
Limitation of 3 Services
5.8 We will always try to make 3 Services available to you. However, 3 Services are only available within 3’s coverage area (which comprises a video service area and a voice & picture area within the UK). Within this, there may be areas where you do not have access to all 3 Services or where coverage is otherwise limited or unavailable. For more information about coverage, visit our website.

Disruption to 3 Services
5.9 There may be situations when 3 Services are not continuously available or the quality is affected and so we cannot guarantee continuous fault-free service.
For instance:
(a) when we need to perform upgrading, maintenance or other work on the 3 network or 3 Services;
(b) when you move outside 3’s video service area whilst you are on a call (in this case calls may not be maintained);
(c) when you are in areas not covered by the 3 network. In these cases 3 Services relies on other operators’ networks where we have no control; and
(d) because of other factors outside our control, such as the features or functionality of your Handset, regulatory requirements, lack of capacity, interruptions to Services from other suppliers, faults in other communication networks, the weather or radio interference caused by hills, tunnels or other physical obstructions.

6.What you will do in return
Secure your PIN, Passwords and SIM
6.1 As we own the SIM and it remains our property at all times, you must ensure that you keep the SIM safe and secure whilst it is in your possession and you must ensure that you are able to return it to us, if required to do so by us at any time, as set out in these terms. There will be a charge for any replacement SIM (as set out in the Price Guide), unless, of course, it is defective through faulty design or workmanship.
6.2 You must keep all PINs and passwords secure and confidential. You are also responsible for the security of your Handset and must ensure that you keep it secure (refer to the Handset manufacturer’s user guide for details of how to keep your Handset secure).
6.3 You should immediately change your PIN or password if you become aware that someone is accessing 3 Services on your account without your permission.
Responsible use of 3 Services
6.4 You may only use 3 Services:
(a) as laid out in this agreement (including the User Guide); and
(b) for your own personal use. This means you must not resell or commercially exploit any of the 3 Services or content.
6.5 You must not use 3 Services, the SIM or 3 phone number or allow anyone else to use 3 Services, the SIM or 3 phone number for illegal or improper uses. For example:
(a) for fraudulent, criminal or other illegal activity;
(b) in any way which breaches another person’s rights, including copyright or other intellectual property rights;
(c) to copy, store, modify, publish or distribute 3 Services or their content (including ringtones), except where we give you permission;
(d) to download, send or upload content of an excessive size, quantity or frequency . We will contact you if your use is excessive;
(e) in any way which breaches any security or other safeguards of in any other way which harms or interferes with the 3 network, the networks or systems of others or 3 Services;
(f) to falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designation or labels of the origin or source of software or other content contained in a file that you upload; and
(g) to use or provide to others any directory or details about 3 customers.
6.6 You must always co-operate with us and follow our reasonable instructions to ensure the proper use and security of your 3 Services and account. You must only use Handsets and Accessories authorised by us for Connection to the 3 network and also comply with all relevant legislation relating to their use.
6.7 We may publish an acceptable use policy (including a DataCard Usage Policy for DataCard customers) which provides more detail about the rules for use of certain 3 Services in order to ensure that use of 3 Services is not excessive, to combat fraud and where 3 Services we may introduce require certain rules to ensure they can be enjoyed by our customers. If we publish a policy, we will let you know – such a policy may be amended from time to time – for instance, if we discover that the 3 services are being used fraudulently or for fraudulent purposes, or the excessive use of certain 3 Services is causing problems for 3, its systems or for other users or if we introduce new services which may require certain rules to ensure that such new services can be enjoyed by our customers, again, we will let you know if this happens..
Responsible use of Messaging and Storage Services
6.8 While using the Messaging Services, you must not send or upload:
(a) anything that is copyright protected, unless you have permission;
(b) unsolicited bulk or commercial communications or other unauthorised communications, or knowingly send any viruses; or
(c) anything that is obscene, offensive, abusive, defamatory, menacing, harassing, threatening or is unlawful in any other way.
6.9 We may put limits on the use of certain 3 Services, such as Messaging Services or Storage Services. For example, we may limit the size of messages or storage space.
6.10 While we have no obligation to monitor the Messaging Services or Storage Services, if you exceed our use limits set out in our fair use policy, (which is published as part of our Price Guide and is available on our website or from 3 Customer Services) or we are made aware of any issues with your use of these 3 Services, (for example, if we are made aware that you are using 3 Services in any of the ways prohibited in Section 6.8 above) we reserve the right to remove or refuse to send or store content on your behalf.
Responsible use of Age Restricted Services
6.11 if you are under 18, you are not permitted to access our Age Restricted Services (if any). If you are 18 or over and you access the Age Restricted Services, you must not show or send content from the Age Restricted Services to anyone under 18. You must also ensure that you have deactivated any access to Age Restricted Services if you let anyone under 18 use your Handset.
Responsible use of 3 Services outside the UK
6.12 If you use 3 Services from a country outside the UK, your use of the 3 Services may be subject to laws and regulations that apply in that other country. We are not liable for your failure to comply with those laws or regulations.
Paying your Bills – Pay Monthly Customers
6.13 If you are a Pay Monthly Customer, you must pay us all Charges for all 3 Services which are accessed using the SIM(s) we supply you or which are accessed using your Handset(s), whether the 3 Services are accessed by you or by another person, with or without your permission. If any of the SIMs or Handset(s) are lost or stolen (either separately or with any of your Handsets), you remain responsible for all the Charges to your account until you tell us what happened and arrange for your SIM(s) and Handset(s) to be deactivated.
6.14 We will send you a bill on a periodic basis and this will usually be done monthly. However, we reserve the right to change this period (and we would give you at least 14 days’ notice of this).
6.15 Your bill will normally include your fixed Charges for the next period and any administration fees along with Charges for your use of the 3 Services in the UK in the last period and outside the UK in prior periods. It may also include an amount to repay the cost of your 3-compatible Handset (depending on the payment scheme you have chosen). Your initial bill may also contain a Connection Charge. VAT will be added to your bill where appropriate.
6.16 You must make your payment by the due date and by one of the payment methods stated on your bill. However, we may also submit an interim bill or require an immediate payment if we think you have exceeded a reasonable limit on your account.
6.17 As described in Section 6.14 above, we will send you a bill on a periodic basis, which will usually be monthly. The bill will state the amount of the Charges due from you and the due date by which you must make payment. If you fail to pay your account on time, you will be breaking your agreement and we may Suspend or Disconnect you. In this case, you will have to pay any outstanding Charges. We may set a credit limit on your account until you have established a good payment history with us or if you fail to pay your account on time. We will let you know the applicable credit limit which we may increase or remove without notice. If you exceed the credit limit we set, we may Suspend any or all of the 3 Services you use until you have made a payment to your account. You should not use the credit limit for budgeting as the amount you owe is not capped or limited by any credit limit we set.
6.18 We may need to take legal or other collection action against you for non-payment of Charges. This could mean you have to pay our costs and expenses, including legal costs, with interest added daily.
6.19 If you use your Handset to buy goods and services from third parties, you are responsible for paying any bill they may send you.
Paying your Charges – Pay As You Go Customers
6.20 If you are a Pay As You Go Customer, you are responsible for all Charges for 3 Services which are accessed using the SIM(s) we give you, whether the 3 Services are accessed by you or by another person, with or without your permission. If any of your SIMs are lost or stolen (either separately or with any of your Handsets), you remain responsible for all the Charges to your account and we have no obligation to make a refund to you of any credit or allowance on any Pay As You Go Voucher (whether it is an Active Pay As You Go Voucher or not) or any Add-ons which are used following the loss or theft.
6.21 Your credit or allowances contained in any Pay As You Go Voucher or Add-on (as applicable) will be reduced each time you use or incur Charges for 3 Services. If for any reason your account balance drops below zero, you may not be able to access 3 Services and you will need to purchase and activate a Pay As You Go Voucher on Add-on or otherwise make a payment to us to clear the negative balance on your account. You may only use Pay As You Go Vouchers and Add-ons to obtain credit or allowances for access to 3 Services. Pay As You Go Vouchers, Add-ons and any credit or allowance on your account are not redeemable for cash under any circumstances.
6.22 Pay As You Go Vouchers and Add-ons must be activated on your account during the validity period specified on the Pay As You Go Voucher or with the Add-on or in the Price Guide or other relevant customer documentation.
6.23 Some top-ups to your account using a Pay As You Go Voucher or Add-on (including any complimentary credit or allowances provided on Connection to the 3 Services) will expire within a specified period from the date of activation. Any unused credit or allowances remaining at the end of the expiry period will be forfeited. If an expiry period applies it will be specified with the Pay As You Go Voucher, Add-on or in the Price Guide or other relevant customer documentation.
6.24 If you use your Handset to buy goods and Services from third parties, you are responsible for paying any bills they may send you.
6.25 We will place a charge on your account if a bank fails to honour a debit or credit card payment for your purchase of a Pay As You Go Voucher or Add-on or other payment to your account. Your account balance may drop below zero if we apply this charge and you will need to purchase and activate a Pay As You Go Voucher to clear the negative balance on your account.
6.26 To protect you and us against fraud, we may place limits on the amount of credit that can be activated on your account using Pay As You Go Vouchers or when using a credit or debit card. We may vary these limits from time.

7. Your Rights – Complaints
7.1 If you are unhappy about any aspect of our 3 Services, you should contact 3 Customer Services.
7.2 We will investigate any complaint in accordance with our complaints handling policy, after which we will contact you with the results.
7.3 See Section 13 for information about data protection and privacy complaints.

8. Our Rights – Intellectual Property

8.1 All rights, including copyright in 3 Services and their content, belong to us, or our licensed source, such as a content provider. We reserve all our rights.
8.2 The ‘3’ trademark and other related images, logos and names on 3 Services are proprietary marks of our group of companies. We reserve all our rights.

9. Suspension of 3 Services
9.1 We may Suspend any or all of the 3 Services you use without notice if:
(a) we reasonably believe you have provided us with false or misleading details about yourself as set out in Section 13;
(b) we advise you that your excessive use of 3 Services (as may be defined in accordance with Section 6.7 above) is causing problems for other users, and you are continuing to use 3 Services excessively;
(c) we believe your Handset or SIM has been lost or stolen;
(d) we reasonably believe that you have used 3 Services, the SIM(s) or a 3 phone number for illegal or improper purposes in contravention of our responsible use requirements in Section 6 above;
(e) we receive a serious complaint against you which we believe to be genuine (for example, if we receive a complaint that you are using 3 Services in any of the ways prohibited in Sections 6.5, 6.8 and 6.11). If this happens, we will deal with the complaint in the manner set out in Section 7;
(f) we are required to suspend your 3 Services by the emergency services or other government authorities; or
(g) we reasonably believe you have permitted your Handset to be unlocked via any unauthorised manner and/or have not paid any relevant Charges due in contravention of Section 5.4 above.
9.2 If you are a Pay Monthly Customer, in addition to the circumstances set out in Section 9.1, we may also Suspend any or all of the 3 Services you use without notice if:
(a) you have not paid our Charges on time, or if you have previously failed to pay your Charges on time and we have told you that we have set a credit level for you (as set out in Section 6.17 above) and you have exceeded that level of credit;
(b) you have insufficient credit in your account to cover charges you agreed to pay in advance.
9.3 If you are a Pay As You Go Customer, in addition to the circumstances set out in Section 9.1, we may also Suspend any or all of the 3 Services you use without notice:
(a) if you have not activated a Pay As You Go Voucher on your account or undertaken any chargeable events or activities (for example, made telephone calls, sent text or photo messages, accessed content or the internet or any other 3 Services for which a charge is made) using any credit or allowance on your account within the preceding 6 month period. If you do not have an Active Pay As You Go Voucher on your account, your Handset will continue to be capable of receiving incoming calls for the periods set out in the Price Guide and other customer documentation; or
(b) if your account balance drops below zero and you have failed to purchase and activate a Pay As You Go Voucher or Add-on or otherwise make payment to us to clear such negative balance.
9.4 We may turn off your Messaging Services if they are inactive for an extended period of time - we will let you know before this happens. If we do turn off your Messaging Services we will have no obligation to maintain any of the content in your Messaging Services, or to forward any unopened or unsent messages to you, or anyone else.
9.5 If we Suspend any or all of your 3 Services, you will still be able to make emergency calls (unless they have been Suspended at the request of the emergency services).
9.6 If your 3 Services are Suspended, we may agree to re-Connect you if you ask us to do so and there may be a re-Connection Charge for this.

10.Ending this agreement and Disconnection of 3 Services

Pay Monthly Customers
10.1 You may end this agreement in the following ways:
(a) In certain circumstances under our Returns Policy. You may need to get in touch with 3 Customer Services to arrange Disconnection.
(b) You can end the agreement during your Minimum Term (if you have one – this will be stated in your Price Plan) by giving notice to 3 Customer Services at least 30 days before the date you want to end the agreement. However, you must pay us all the Charges you owe, plus any Cancellation Fee for your Price Plan (as set out in the Price Guide).
(c) On 30 days’ notice, outside the Minimum Term. You can end the agreement if your Price Plan does not contain a Minimum Term, or if you want to end the agreement at the end of your Minimum Term or any time after your Minimum Term has expired, provided you give notice to 3 Customer Services at least 30 days before the date you want to end the agreement. (A Cancellation Fee will not be charged.)
(d) Within one month of a detrimental variation to your agreement.
You can end the agreement within one month of us telling you about a variation to your agreement (which includes your Price Plan) which is likely to be of detriment to you. You must give written notice to 3 Customer Services within that month and your agreement will finish at the end of that month once we receive your notice. (A Cancellation Fee will not be charged.)
10.2 We may end this agreement in the following ways:
(a) On 30 days’ notice, outside the Minimum Term.
If your Price Plan does not have a Minimum Term, or the Minimum Term has expired, we can end this agreement by giving at least 30 days’ notice of ending the agreement.
(b) Because of your conduct.
In the following cases, we may end your agreement immediately and you have to pay all the Charges you owe up until we Disconnect you:
(i) if we have the right to Suspend your 3 Services on any of the grounds in Section 9 and we believe that the grounds are serious and have not been, or are unlikely to be, rectified;
(ii) if we believe that your communications with 3 Customer Services or any of our retailers or agents, or your use of our 3 Services, are jeopardising the operation of the network, or are of an unacceptable nature;
(iii) if we reasonably believe you will not be able to pay your bill. This could result from a failure to pass one of our credit assessments; or
(iv) in the event of your bankruptcy, insolvency or death.
(c) No network access or 3 Services. We may end your agreement if we no longer have access to other operators’ networks which we need to provide 3 Services, or if we are no longer able to provide 3 Services due to factors beyond our control or because we cease business.
10.3 Once you are Connected to 3, you can only end this agreement in the ways set out in this Section 10. However, if you are a consumer, any statutory rights which you may have, which cannot be excluded or limited, will not be affected by this section. For more information on your statutory rights, contact your local authority Trading Standards Department or Citizen’s Advice Bureau.

Pay As You Go Customers
10.4 You can end the agreement within one month of us telling you about a variation to your agreement which is likely to be of detriment to you by stopping your use of 3 Services.
10.5 We may Disconnect you and end this agreement in the following ways:
(a) On 30 days’ notice.
If you are a Pay As You Go Customer, we can end this agreement by giving you at least 30 days’ notice. Your agreement will finish at the expiry of the 30 day notice period or a later date which we specify;
(b) For non-use or non-payment of 3 Services.
If you are a Pay As You Go Customer, we may Disconnect you if you have not topped up your account with a Pay As You Go Voucher or undertaken any chargeable events or activities (for example, made telephone calls, sent text or photo messages, accessed content or the internet or any other 3 Services for which a charge is made) using any credit or allowance on your account within the preceding 6 month period or if your account balance drops below zero and you have failed to purchase and activate a Pay As You Go Voucher or otherwise make payment to us to clear the negative balance as detailed in Section 9.3. If we Disconnect you for non-use of 3Services as set out in this section any unused credits or allowances on Pay As You Go Vouchers or Add-ons remaining on your account on Disconnection will be forfeited;
(c) Because of your conduct.
We may also Disconnect you immediately without notice:
(i) if we have the right to Suspend your 3 Services on any of the other grounds as permitted in section 9 and we believe that the grounds are serious and have not, or are unlikely to be, rectified; or
(ii) if we believe that your communications with 3 Customer Services or any of our retailers or agents, of your use of our 3 Services, are jeopardising the operation of the network, or are of an unacceptable nature;
(iii) in the event of your death.
(d) No network access or 3 Services.
We may Disconnect you if: (i) for any reason, we no longer have access, or can provide you with access, to other operators’ networks which we need to provide 3 Services, (ii) if we are no longer able to provide 3 Services due to factors beyond our control; or (iii) because we cease business.

11.Effect of this agreement ending

Pay Monthly Customers
11.1 If this agreement ends, we will close your account and Disconnect you and you will not be able to use 3 Services or make emergency calls.
11.2 You must immediately pay all Charges you owe up to the date the agreement ends. If we end the agreement due to your conduct or if you end your agreement within the Minimum Term, the Charges will include a Cancellation Fee.

Pay As You Go Customers
11.3 If this agreement ends, we will close your account and Disconnect you. On Disconnection you will not be able to use the 3 Services or make emergency calls. In addition, you will lose your phone number unless you have made a request for your number to be ported prior to Disconnection.
11.4 You must immediately pay all Charges you owe (if any) up to the date the agreement ends. If we Disconnect you for non-use of the 3 Services or your conduct (under sections 10.5 (b)-(c)), then any unused credits or allowances on Pay As You Go Vouchers or Add-ons remaining on your account on Disconnection will be forfeited.

12.Liability

Limits on our liability
12.1 All of our obligations to you relating to 3 Services are set out in your agreement. If you wish to make any variations to this agreement or rely on any other term, you must obtain our agreement to the variation on term in writing.
12.2 Except as set out in 12.3:
(a) all other terms, conditions and warranties relating to 3 Services are excluded;
(b) our entire liability to you for something we do or don’t do will be limited to £3,000 for one claim or a series of related claims; and
(c) we are not liable for any loss of income, business or profits, or for any loss or corruption of data in connection with the use of 3 Services. We are not liable for any loss or damage that was not reasonably foreseeable when you entered into the agreement.
12.3 Nothing in this agreement removes or limits our liability for fraud, for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or for any liability which can’t be limited or excluded by applicable law. If you are a consumer, the terms of this agreement will not affect any of your statutory rights which you have, which cannot be excluded by this agreement. For more information on your statutory rights, contact your local authority Trading Standards Department or Citizen’s Advice Bureau.

3 Services – Area where we have no responsibility
12.4 We will try to ensure the accuracy, quality and timely delivery of 3 Services. However:
(a) we accept no responsibility for any use of, or reliance on, 3 Services or their content, or for any disruptions to, or any failures or delays in, 3 Services. This includes, without limitation, any alert Services or virus detection Services; and
(b) subject to Section 12.3 we do not make any representations as to the accuracy, comprehensiveness, completeness, quality, currency, error-free nature, compatibility, security or fitness for purpose of 3 Services or their content. They are provided to you on an ‘as is’ basis; and
(c) we are not providing you with advice of any kind (including without limitation investment or medical advice). Where 3 Services contain investment information, we do not make invitations or offer inducements to enter into any investment agreements.
12.5 We will not be liable:
(a) for any loss you may incur as a result of someone using your PINs or passwords, with, or without, your knowledge; or
(b) if we cannot carry out our duties, or provide 3 Services, because of something beyond our control.
Others’ content and Services – Areas where we have no responsibility.
12.6 You may be able to use 3 Services:
(a) to upload, email or transmit content using 3 Services; and
(b) to access content which is branded or provided by others and to acquire goods and Services from others. Where we provide you with such access, all we do is transmit the content to you and we do not prepare or exercise control over the content, goods or Services. We are not responsible or liable in any way for, and do not endorse, any of this content, goods or Services.
12.7 This Section 12 will apply even after this agreement has ended.



13.Privacy Notice and Your Information
13.1 We will only use your personal information in accordance with this notice and applicable UK data protection and privacy legislation. Please read all of this notice and feel free to contact us at the address below with any questions.
13.2 Whenever you provide us with personal information about yourself you agree that it will be true, complete and accurate. You must tell us if this information changes.
13.3 If you provide us with information about another individual or register a handset in the name of another individual you must have their agreement to do so or be acting with legal authority.
13.4 If we reasonably believe that you have supplied us with false or inaccurate information, or if we suspect fraud, we may delay your Connection or suspend your access to 3 Services until an investigation has been completed to our satisfaction.
13.5 “Your Information”
(a) By “Your Information” we mean information that you give us or that we obtain about you as a result of any application or registration for, and use of 3 services. It may include your name, current and previous address(es), date of birth, telephone and fax numbers, gender, email address, employment and lifestyle information, bank and credit or debit card information, and information obtained from credit reference and fraud prevention agencies, marketing organisations and those who provide services to us, and may include information from other countries.
(b) While you are a customer of 3, we will also acquire and process information about your use of 3 Services, including Location Data, your Communications Data, your mobile telephone number, the unique code identifying your handset and SIM, and your account information including contact history notes.
(c) Some of the information we collect about you may be classified as “sensitive” (such as visual or hearing impairments) and we will ask your permission if we wish to use or share this information;
13.6 Use of “Your Information”
We may process “Your Information” for a number of purposes including:
(a) Credit Referencing, Identity Checks and Fraud Prevention
(i) If a Pay Monthly account customer, we will make searches about you at credit reference agencies who will supply us with credit information, as well as information from the Electoral Register, to help us to decide whether to accept your application or future applications, and to verify your identity. The agency will record details of our search and your application whether you are accepted or not. We will use a combination of credit scoring and/or automated decision making systems when assessing your application. This information may be used for debt tracing.
(ii) If a Pay Monthly customer, we will also disclose details of your agreement with us, the payments you make under it, account balances and information about any default, dispute, and debts to credit reference agencies. We will also disclose details of any change of address reported to us or of which we become aware. Credit searches and the information supplied by us and held by credit reference agencies is used by us and other organisations to help make decisions about other credit applications by you or other members of your household with whom you are linked financially to trace debtors, recover debts, to prevent and detect fraud and to manage your account.
(iii) We may also check and share your details with fraud prevention agencies and we will record (and pass to the fraud prevention agenices) details of any false or inaccurate information provided by you or where we suspect fraud (whether a Pay Monthly or Pay As You Go Customer). Records held by fraud prevention agencies will also be used by us and other organisations to help prevent fraud and money laundering, for example, when checking details on applications for credit and credit related or other facilities, managing credit and credit-related accounts or facilities, recovering debt, checking details on proposals and claims for all types of insurance and checking job applications and employees.. Those fraud prevention agencies may disclose information to law enforcement agencies where requested and necessary for the investigation of crime. We and other organisations may access and use (from a country other than the UK) the information recorded by fraud prevention agencies.
(iv) We may also use and share your details for the collection of any debts owed by you. This may include the use of debt collection agencies to collect debts on our behalf or may include the assignment of debts to a third party company. The assignment of debts will involve the sale of your debt and account information to a third party company – this information may include your name, address and contact data, year of birth, debts owed, payment history and other information necessary to help recover the debt.
(v) We may also pass and share information to other communications service providers and network operators for the detection and prevention of theft and fraud.
You can ask us at any time for details of the credit reference and fraud prevention agencies to whom we disclose and obtain information about you. Please write to: Credit Referrals, 123 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5EA.
(b) Account and Service Management
(i) to process applications, registrations or orders made by you, to create and administer accounts, to calculate and charge for 3 Services, to produce any necessary invoices or billing statements, and to provide customer services including the management of any complaints or queries;
(ii) to supply any products, services or information requested by you and/or which we may provide;
(iii) for traffic and billing management;
(iv) to update your Handset remotely “over the air” with software updates and to investigate and resolve any Service related queries made by you;
(v) to process data revealing the geographic location of your Handset in order to provide location-based services requested by you and which may be provided by 3 or by third parties on behalf of 3, or where you request location-based services directly from third parties;
Your location data will always be transmitted when calling the emergency services in the UK;
(vi) we may monitor and record calls and messages from you and 3 Customer Services for training and quality purposes;
(vii) please be aware that when you call 3 Customer Services, your phone number will automatically be presented to 3 Customer Services so that we are able to provide you with integrated customer services and for security purposes;
(c) Marketing and keeping you informed
(i) to carry out analysis of your information, in order to develop our relationship with you, to develop and personalise 3 Services and to present and delver these to your Handset
(ii) to keep you informed about 3’s services, developments, pricing tariffs, special offers, and any discounts or awards which we believe may be of personal interest to you, or which you may be entitled to. We may keep you up to date directly to your Handset, and by post, telephone and by electronic messaging such as mobile text and picture message, email voice, audio and videomail subject to any preferences indicated by you. You can contact us at any time to ask us not to use your location or “communications data” for marketing purposes or if you would prefer not to receive direct marketing information, or simply to update your preferences by writing to or calling Customer Services, by sending an email to preferences@3mail.com or by updating your marketing preferences directly from your Handset or online using My3;
(iii) to tell you about the products and special promotions of carefully selected partners (subject to your preferences) and allow you to receive advertising and marketing information from them but without passing control of your information to the third party concerned. You can update your preferences at any time as described above;
(iv) to carry out market research;
(d) to carry out activities necessary to the running of our business, including system testing, network monitoring, staff training, quality control and any legal proceedings;
(e) to carry out any activities or disclosures to comply with any regulatory, government or legal requirement;
(f) we may enter your name, address and telephone number in a publicly available directory enquiry service and directories operated by us or by a licensed third party operator such as BT, subject to your preferences and only where you have given us permission;
(g) we may share your information with other members of our group of companies, and with our, or their, partners, associates, agents and contractors who provide services to us, and for the purposes of pursuing our legitimate interests, including people who are interested in buying our business. These may include people and companies outside the European Economic Area (the “EEA”) which consists of the European Union Member States together with Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway;
(h) we may also use data processors – some of whom may be based outside the EEA – to process data on our behalf and who provide specific services to us and our group of companies. Certain services may be provided by group companies in India. If we do this, we will ensure that your information is processed to the same UK standards adopted by us;
(i) we may retain your information for as long as is necessary for the purposes detailed in this notice and until charges for services cannot be lawfully challenged and legal proceedings may no longer be pursued. Generally, we will keep your communications data for up to one year. Your account information will be kept after your relationship with 3 ends to comply with legal and regulatory obligations.
13.7 If you use 3 Services from a country outside the UK it may be necessary to transfer your information to that country. If that country is outside of the EEA, the treatment of your personal information may be subject to laws and regulations applying in that country and which may not protect your information to the same standards applying in the UK and the EEA.
13.8 When you make a call, the calling line identity (CLI) of your Handset (your mobile number) will be displayed on the Handset of the person you call. If you do not wish your CLI to be displayed and/or transmitted you should consult your user guide or contact Customer Services. Your CLI cannot be blocked when calling the emergency services, or when sending a text, picture, or video message.
13.9 You must keep any passwords and PIN numbers relating to your 3 account and 3 Services safe and secure. You must not share them with anyone else. If you find or suspect that anyone else knows your passwords or PIN numbers, or can guess them, you must contact us immediately and ask us to change them. This is your responsibility.
13.10 You have the right to obtain a copy of personal data which we may hold about you. Please write to the Data Protection and Privacy Officer, Hutchison 3G UK Ltd., Star House, 20 Grenfell Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1EH. Alternatively, email: dpa.officer@three.co.uk. We may ask you to provide proof of your identity and residence and may charge £10 to cover our administrative costs.
13.11 If you have any questions about this notice or the way in which your information is processed, please contact the Data Protection and Privacy Officer, by writing or sending an email to the above addresses.
13.12 If we change this notice we will post the amended version on our website so you always know how we will collect, use and disclose your information. See three.co.uk

14. Notices

14.1 Our website is a great source of information that you may find useful when using our services – it is the most up to date source of information about 3 and its services. You may find it useful to refer to when using our services.
14.2 If we need to send any notices under this agreement to you, we will do this by communicating them to you via phone, text message, electronic messaging, email, or mail, using your most recent contact details given to us (if any).

15.Other terms
15.1 This agreement is governed by English law unless you live in Scotland in which case, it will be governed by Scots Law. Each of us agrees to only bring legal actions about this agreement in a UK court.
15.2 If you, or we, delay, or do not take action to enforce our respective rights under this agreement, this does not stop you, or us, from taking action later.
15.3 If any of the terms in this agreement are not valid or legally enforceable, the other terms will not be affected. We may replace any item that is not legally effective with a similar term that is.
15.4 We may assign or transfer our rights and obligations under your agreement to a party who agrees to continue complying with our obligations under this agreement, provided that your rights under the agreement or any guarantees given by us to you are not affected. No other person (other than our assignee, if any) may benefit from this agreement.
15.5 In exceptional circumstances, a government authority may order the reallocation or change of phone numbers, in which case we may have to change your 3 phone number for 3 Services.
15.6 You confirm that you have full contractual capacity to agree to the agreement and are able to pay the Charges.
15.7 Our registered number is 03885486 (England and Wales) and our registered office is at Star House, 20 Grenfell Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 1EH.
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