Terms and Conditions of Service

This document governs the terms under which SystemNet shall provide services to its customers and as such may place binding obligations on both parties. Customers are advised to read in full and to seek independent legal advice where considered.

  1. DEFINITIONS

AGREEMENT
Shall have the meaning ascribed to it in section 2 hereof.

COMREG
Means the Commission for Communications Regulation, who is the general communications regulator for Ireland.

EQUIPMENT
Means any apparatus or device which is used for, or in the course of, connection to and use of the Services under this Agreement.

NETWORK
Means the telecommunications systems run by us or any associated company from time to time for the provision of Services.

NETWORK OPERATOR
Means a licensed person or company who manages, controls or provides a Network used by SystemNet.

NUMBER
Means the geographic, non-geographic or extension number allocated to you by SystemNet, or used by the Customer to obtain Services from any other Service Provider.

PROMOTION
Means the publicisation of a Service or Equipment to increase sales or customer awareness.

SERVICES
Means the landline telephone services and any and all other services provided to the Customer by SystemNet under this Agreement.

SERVICE PROVIDER
Means any company or organisation which is engaged in offering or providing telecommunications or other services to customers. Specifically in this document, Service Provider may mean SystemNet or another telecommunications company.

SPECIAL OFFER
Means an occasional offer for Services or Equipment for a limited time at a reduced or otherwise unusual price.

  1. AGREEMENT

    These Terms and Conditions of Service, together with any additional agreement, contract or Activation Form between the Customer and SystemNet, the terms and conditions of any applicable Price Plan, Promotion or service option and any other terms expressly stated to form part of this Terms & Conditions of Service Document, constitute a legally binding agreement (the “Agreement”) between SystemNet Communications Ltd. (herein referred to as “SystemNet”) and the user of SystemNet’s communications services and any related products or services (“the Customer”). This agreement governs both SystemNet’s service and any SystemNet-approved or SystemNet-provided devices used with SystemNet’s service. It applies to each number and/or subscription to a service on each SystemNet account. SystemNet Communications Ltd. is sometimes referred to as “we/us/our/SystemNet and the Customer is sometimes referred to as “you/your/user or Customer”.

By subscribing to an agreement for the provision of services by SystemNet, Customer confirms that he/she/they accept these Terms and Conditions of Service in full.

2.1
Where any changes are made to the terms of Customer’s Agreement with SystemNet, the Services or the way in which same are provided the Customer, Customer shall receive advance notice of such change and upon receipt of same shall have 30 days during which they may contact SystemNet to terminate their account without penalty. After the expiry of the 30-day notice period, Customer shall be deemed to have accepted the changes and the full terms of any new Service, or any document or set-up provided in respect of such a change.

  1. COMMENCEMENT, DURATION, ASSIGNMENT AND TERMINATION

3.1
The Agreement for the provision of services by SystemNet to Customer, as regulated by the Terms and Conditions contained herein (henceforth known as ‘the Agreement’ or ‘this Agreement’) is effective from the date of acceptance by Customer of the Terms and Conditions of Service contained in this document; and shall continue in full force and effect until properly terminated by Customer or by SystemNet.

3.2
Provision of SystemNet Services shall, unless stated otherwise by SystemNet, be subject to a standard Minimum Contract Duration (Minimum Period) of 12 months from the date of commencement.

3.3
Customer may not terminate this Agreement during the Minimum Period specified by SystemNet. If the Agreement is terminated by Customer during the Minimum Period, Customer is liable to a termination charge calculated as the sum of the monthly Charges which would otherwise be payable from the date of such termination by Customer until the end of the Minimum Period. Prior to the expiry of the Minimum Period, Customer shall be notified at least 30 days in advance of their upcoming renewal date. Customer’s contract shall then renew automatically in a 12-month block unless SystemNet is advised otherwise by Customer prior to the renewal date. Customer shall have a 30-day cooling-off period after each renewal during which time they shall have the option to terminate the contract.

3.4
Prior to the expiry of the then-current contract term, either party may terminate this Agreement on the giving of a minimum of thirty (30) days written notice to the other.

3.5
This Agreement is personal to Customer. Customer may not assign this Agreement without the prior written consent of SystemNet.

3.6
SystemNet may assign or transfer its rights and obligations, or create security over this Agreement to any third party who undertakes to continue complying with the obligations of SystemNet under the Agreement, provided that Customer’s rights under the agreement or any responsibilities of SystemNet to Customer shall not be affected.

3.7
This agreement and any or all terms of Customer’s agreement(s) with SystemNet will continue for their intended duration notwithstanding an assignment to a third party or a change of control in SystemNet, defined as where 50% or more of the voting rights or beneficial ownership in SystemNet are transferred to a third party.

3.8
SystemNet may:

3.8.1 Change or withdraw some, or part, of the Services from time to time, upon giving reasonable notice to Customer. 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.

3.8.2 Determine or change the way Services are presented and delivered to the Equipment or are otherwise made available to Customer.

3.8.3 SystemNet shall offer replacement Services which do not materially alter the Services provided to the Customer or the Customer shall be entitled to terminate their account without penalty, in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.1 hereof.

3.9
SystemNet’s primary contact method with customers is by email. All customers are required to provide SystemNet with their most up to date contact information including a valid email address.

3.9.1 Customer warrants that any contact information provided to SystemNet is accurate in all material respects and is sufficient for us to fulfil the order; and that Customer has the legal capacity to enter into a contract. Customer is responsible for maintaining and promptly updating account information as necessary to ensure accuracy and completeness. The personal data that Customer provides when subscribing to the service shall be true, accurate and complete. Customer agrees to inform SystemNet of any changes to Customer’ registration details immediately by email to billing@systemnet.ie.

3.9.2 An up-to-date address is required for landline customers as this is required by the Emergency Services for location purposes.

4. SERVICE

4.1 Customer Accounts

Customer accounts, whether set up via www.systemnet.ie, by phone, or otherwise, will be activated once the initial payment has cleared, the Terms & Conditions of Service have been accepted, and all relevant customer details have been provided. Services will not be available until the Customer Activation form is returned.

4.2 Landline Services

4.2.1 Service Availability

SystemNet will attempt to make Services available to the Customer at all times. However, IP telephone services such as SystemNet Landline Services depend on the quality of the customer’s broadband Internet connection. Therefore, the quality of the Landline voice services cannot be guaranteed in the event of power outages or other unforeseen circumstances beyond SystemNet’s control.

4.2.2 Quality of Service

When quality of service issues are identified in respect of a SystemNet Landline, SystemNet will work with the Customer and the Customer’s ISP to locate and remedy the problem where possible.

4.2.3 Compensation and Liability

SystemNet shall not provide compensation for any loss of service, regardless of the cause. SystemNet will not be liable to the Customer for any consequential or indirect losses, including but not limited to loss of revenue, profits, contracts, anticipated savings, wasted expenses, financial losses, loss of data, or liability to third parties for damage, or any general loss due to the loss of use of the Services.

4.2.4 Security of VoIP Devices

SystemNet cannot guarantee the security of devices used for VoIP that are placed on the public Internet by customers. Customers are advised to implement adequate security and firewall protection. SystemNet will not accept responsibility for these devices or the consequences arising from their use. Customers will be liable for all charges for calls or usage made from or by a device to their account or on their network.

4.2.5 Service Operation

SystemNet does not warrant that the service will meet the customer’s requirements or that the operation of the service will be uninterrupted or error-free.

4.2.6 Emergency Calls

Due to the nature of VoIP Services, it may not always be possible to accurately determine the exact location of a caller. Callers using SystemNet Landline Services for emergency calls need to inform the operator of their physical location. Emergency calls to 112 and 999 will be directed to the emergency services, but no guarantee is made about the reliability of these calls. Customers should be especially aware that power outages which render computer equipment and internet connectivity non-functional will prevent the use of the SystemNet service for emergency calls. SystemNet shall not be liable for any delay or failure to provide service, including 999 or 112 dialing, at any time, or any interruption or degradation of voice quality caused by: third-party omission, equipment failure, equipment modification, force majeure, equipment shortage, loss of power, or third-party faults.

4.2.7 Call Security

VoIP telephone calls carried in the public domain via Internet connectivity are not guaranteed to be secure without further security measures as advised by SystemNet. SystemNet will endeavour to use appropriate security measures but accepts no liability with respect to call confidentiality. SystemNet will act within the provisions of Data Protection Legislation in respect of Customer’s information.

4.3 Instructions for Use

SystemNet may issue reasonable instructions concerning the use of the Service, including instructions for self-installation and details on minimum system requirements.

4.4 Content Upload

Customers will be able to upload and send their own content using the Services. Customers grant SystemNet and SystemNet’s Network Provider(s) a royalty-free, perpetual, and worldwide license to store, transmit, or otherwise handle any content uploaded using the Services.

4.5 Voice Calls

‘Voice calls’ refer to voice calls made within the Republic of Ireland to other standard Republic of Ireland Mobiles and Landlines.

4.5.1 Video Calls

‘Voice calls’ also refer to video calls made to other SystemNet Users within the Republic of Ireland.

4.5.2 Exclusions

Calls to premium rate numbers (including but not limited to 15XX prefixed numbers) and other ‘special numbers’ such as directory inquiries and non-geographic numbers (including but not limited to 18XX prefixed numbers – see the Price Guide for details) are excluded from the Customer’s monthly allowance, bundle, or call plan.

4.6 Service Suspension

From time to time, it may be necessary for SystemNet to temporarily suspend the Services during repairs, essential maintenance, or alterations or improvements to SystemNet’s telecommunications network or otherwise. Where possible, SystemNet will give the customer notice prior to such suspension of the service and will restore the service as soon as possible.

4.7 Customer Use

The service is provided solely for the customer’s own use. Customers shall not resell the service or any part of the service to any third party.

4.8 Monitoring and Violations

SystemNet may monitor the use of Services for violations of this Agreement. Communications may be removed or blocked if there is a suspicion of a violation of the Agreement, or if it is necessary to protect the Service or SystemNet, its affiliates, directors, agents, employees, or customers from harm.

5. EQUIPMENT AND THE NUMBER

5.1 Ownership of the Number

Customers shall not own the Number allocated to them.

5.1.1 Number De-allocation

Numbers will be de-allocated from a Customer’s account upon cancellation or lapse of the account.

5.1.2 Irish Geographic Numbers

Irish geographic numbers allocated to a customer that are subsequently de-allocated upon cancellation or lapse of the Customer’s account will be quarantined for 13 months. During this period, the numbers will be available to the Customer should they decide to reopen their account. Upon expiration of the 13-month quarantine period, these numbers will be removed permanently and will be unavailable for recovery by the Customer.

5.1.3 International Geographic Numbers

International geographic numbers, including but not limited to UK geographic numbers, allocated to a customer that are subsequently de-allocated upon cancellation or lapse of the Customer’s account will be quarantined for 1 month. During this period, the numbers will be available to the Customer should they decide to reopen their account. Upon expiration of the 1-month quarantine period, these numbers will be removed permanently and will be unavailable for recovery by the Customer.

5.2 Delivery of Hardware

For SystemNet Landline services, Customers who purchase hardware directly from SystemNet will have it delivered as per current delivery lead times. Delivery of hardware will not be triggered until payment has cleared and the account has been activated.

5.2.1 Hardware Support

SystemNet does not offer support for any hardware other than approved devices purchased from SystemNet.

5.2.2 Security of VoIP Devices

SystemNet cannot guarantee the security of devices used for VoIP that are placed on the public Internet by customers. Customers are strongly advised to implement adequate security and firewall protection.

5.3 Compatibility of Hardware

SystemNet does not guarantee that hardware, other than that purchased from SystemNet, will work with SystemNet services. SystemNet does not encourage customers to connect any equipment to the Services which has not been supplied or expressly approved by SystemNet. SystemNet will have no liability for any equipment, plug-ins, or other devices, hardware, or software provided by the Customer for use in connection with the Services. Any such equipment must be compatible with the Services, must not cause damage or loss to the Services or the Network, and must be used in accordance with relevant instructions, safety, and security procedures.

6. CUSTOMER OBLIGATIONS

6.1 Customers must be over the age of 18 to sign up for Services under the terms of this Agreement and must be able to produce evidence of such if and where requested.

6.2 Customer must be resident in the Republic of Ireland at the time of completing the Application and must be able to produce evidence of such if and where requested.

6.3 Customer agrees:

To use the services only in accordance with the terms of this agreement; and

To not resell or directly commercially exploit any of the Services or content; and

To not use the SystemNet Equipment for any illegal, improper or immoral purpose or in any illegal, improper or immoral manner. Specifically, Customer shall agree to not operate a SIM in a gateway device, dialler or any similar apparatus that enables the routing of calls from fixed apparatus to mobile equipment by establishing a mobile to mobile call.

Where SystemNet reasonably suspects that a Customer is in breach of Section.

6.3.3 SystemNet shall be entitled to disconnect affected Equipment and take such measures as it sees necessary in the recuperation of any losses.

6.3.4 To take all measures necessary to maintain the confidentiality of all user details assigned to enable Customer to use the Services or access the Network and to secure the SIP account, SIM, PIN and Passwords; and

6.3.5 To provide all information, as may be reasonably required by SystemNet, to enable us to deliver the Services to Customer and/or in relation to the investigation of any alleged offences relating to the use or provision of the Services; and

6.3.6 To comply with the reasonable requests and directions of SystemNet concerning the use and security of the Services and Customer’s account; and

6.3.7 To promptly notify SystemNet by email to billing@systemnet.ie of any change of name, address or other contact details from those provided in Customer’s Application; and SystemNet Terms and Conditions

6.3.8 To inform SystemNet immediately if Customer’s Equipment is lost or stolen. Customer will remain liable for all Charges incurred until Customer does so; and

6.3.9 To ensure that all persons having access to the Services or the Equipment comply with this Agreement. Customer is responsible for the acts and omissions of employees and agents and any other person authorised or allowed to use the Services or the Equipment and Customer is liable for any failure by such person to comply with these terms and conditions; and

6.3.10 To indemnify and hold SystemNet harmless against all liabilities, claims, damages, losses, expenses, costs and proceedings howsoever arising from or in connection with use of the Service, the Network or the Equipment.

6.4 Customer shall not use (or allow others to use) the Services, the Network or the phone number for any illegal or improper purposes including but not limited to:

6.4.1 Any indecent, immoral, fraudulent, criminal or otherwise unlawful activity;

6.4.2 Any behaviour causing nuisance, injury, offence, or annoyance to any person or for the transmission of material which is, may be or is intended to be defamatory, offensive, abusive, obscene, indecent or menacing;

6.4.3 Any activity which breaches any security or other safeguards or in any other way which harms or interferes with the SystemNet network, the networks or systems of others or the Services;

6.4.4 In a manner which may impinge in any way upon another customer’s ability to use or access the Services or which may damage or put at risk the Network or the Equipment or which, in SystemNet’s absolute discretion makes excessive or unusual demand on the Service or Network;

6.4.5 In any way which breaches or infringes upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright or intellectual property rights of any person; In a manner which does not comply with any relevant legislation or licence or with any instructions or direction given by us from time to time;

6.4.6 In any way which infringes the proprietary rights in any software;

6.4.7 In any manner otherwise contrary to this Agreement as determined by SystemNet.

6.5 Customer shall not:

6.5.1 Copy, store, modify, publish or distribute Services or content except with the express written permission of SystemNet; or

6.5.2 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 an uploaded file; or

6.5.3 Obtain, use or provide to others any directory or other details about SystemNet Customers. SystemNet Terms and Conditions

6.6 Where Customer uses Services while located in a country outside of the Republic of Ireland, use of the Services may be subject to laws and regulations that apply in that other country. SystemNet shall not be liable for Customer’s failure to comply with any laws or regulations governing the use of Services whether in Ireland or in another country.

6.7 SystemNet reserves the right to notify any relevant agencies or authorities where the Customer is in breach of any of the obligations contained in this Section 6 or otherwise.

7. PAYMENTS AND CHARGES

7.1 Customer will receive all Invoices, notices and receipts of payment by email. Invoices and receipts of payment shall also be available for the customer to view on their online account at www.billing.systemnet.ie.

7.2 All recurring monthly charges must be paid by Direct Debit.

7.3 Customer must pay for all charges incurred through Customer’s SystemNet account whether or not incurred by Customer personally.

7.3.1 Services may be available on the basis of different Price Plans and/or Packages with different rates of charges. SystemNet may vary the charges at any time at SystemNet’s discretion. In the event that charges are varied SystemNet will post notification of such changes on SystemNet’s web site, and/or notify Customer by e-mail using the email address registered as active on their account. It shall be the responsibility of the customer to ensure that this email address is up to date and SystemNet shall not be held responsible for any communications not received where Customer has not registered a current/active email address on their SystemNet account.

7.3.2 Details of Price Plans and Charges are available on www.systemnet.ie or by request in writing to: SystemNet Communications Limited, Unit 123 Tallaght Business Centre, Whitestown Industrial Estate, Dublin D24 RFC2 SystemNet Terms and Conditions

7.4 Customer will be liable to pay VAT on all charges unless written evidence of VAT exemption is provided in advance of an invoice being raised.

7.5 SystemNet shall invoice Customer monthly in advance for Fixed (Monthly Recurring) charges applying to their account. Payment is due on the date specified on the invoice.

7.5.1 SystemNet reserves the right to include charges from a prior billing period in any invoice where the time period for calculation of the appropriate usage rate makes this necessary.

7.5.2 SystemNet will send all invoices and notices to the email address registered on Customer’s account, unless Customer notifies SystemNet of any change.

7.5.3 Payments made in respect of Fixed-Charge Services are non-refundable except in circumstances set out in this Agreement or as provided for by law.

7.5.4 SystemNet reserves the right to; 7.5.4.1. Alter invoicing periods and charge interest on overdue payments at 2% above the Central Bank of Ireland prevailing base rate from due date to receipt of payment; and Contact Customer directly through the Services by SMS, email, post or telephone in relation to overdue payments; and 7.5.4.1. Fix a credit limit on Customer’s account and to discontinue the Services without notice if the limit is exceeded. SystemNet Terms and Conditions

8. COOLING OFF PERIOD/RIGHT OF WITHDRAWAL

8.1 In accordance with EC (Protection of Consumers in Respect of Contracts made by means of Distance Communication) Regulations 2001 Customer shall, on written notice to SystemNet at billing@systemnet.ie or to the business address provided in Section 17 hereof, quoting their account reference in all correspondence, and subject to returning all Equipment to us; including all accessories and packaging, and in the same condition that it was dispatched in; have the right to terminate the Services within 30 Days of the date of commencement, subject to Customer not having used the Services or the Equipment.

8.1.1 Where Customer has incurred any charges on a subscription Call Plan, the right to cancel during the initial 30 day period shall be waived and Customer shall not be entitled to a full refund unless and until charges incurred are cleared in full.

8.1.2 Where Customer wishes to return hardware purchased, Customer must do so within 30 days of receipt and at their own expense. Hardware charges will not be refunded unless hardware is received in the same condition, and with all packaging.

8.2 To cancel an account after the expiry of the Minimum Period, as set out in Section 2 hereof or as agreed in writing between SystemNet and the Customer. Customer should contact SystemNet at billing@systemnet.ie or to the business address provided in Section 17 hereof, quoting their account reference in all correspondence.

8.2.1 Customer shall give SystemNet not less than thirty (30) days’ notice in writing of intention to cancel a Call Plan or Package at the end of the then-current contract period. This notice should be emailed to billing@systemnet.ie or sent to the registered address of SystemNet.

8.2.2 Refunds will not be issued on subscription services where the customer has commenced the service for the current month.

8.3 Where Customer terminates their SystemNet account, it shall be the responsibility of the Customer to ensure that they have taken all necessary steps to ensure any automatic payment or direct debit arrangements are cancelled with their bank and SystemNet shall not be responsible, nor have any liability to Customer, for payments made in error where Customer did not ensure that payment arrangements were cancelled. SystemNet Terms and Conditions

9. FAULTY EQUIPMENT

9.1 Where Equipment purchased directly from SystemNet is suspected to be faulty, and on the instruction of the SystemNet Support Team, the customer may return the item at their own expense to SystemNet Ltd within 30 days of receipt. SystemNet recommend it be returned by registered post or similar tracked delivery.

9.2 Items lost or damaged while being returned to SystemNet are the responsibility of the customer.

9.3 All units returned for credit must be accompanied by a proof of purchase with the date sold.

9.3.1 All returns for credit must be received as full kits i.e. returned with all the accessories (Packaging, Chargers, Headphones, and Data Cable etc.) with which it was dispatched. Any returned hardware received that is incomplete or with incorrect paperwork will be rejected and no credit issued.

9.4 If the item is tested and is shown to be faulty, a full refund, including the cost of returning the product to SystemNet will be reimbursed to the customer.

9.5 If the item is tested and shown to have been damaged by an act or omission of the Customer, or is shown not to be faulty, the customer will not be refunded, the cost of returning the product may not reimbursed and the customer must pay the cost of returning the tested item back to the customer.

10. PROMOTIONS & SPECIAL OFFER

10.1 Promotions and Special Offers, including, but not limited to, offers in respect of handsets, hardware, call plans or ‘add-on’ features, shall be subject to the provisions of the Terms and Conditions under which they are released. The terms and conditions contained herein shall also apply generally to all Promotions and Special Offers as may be released by SystemNet from time to time regardless of the subject of that Promotion or Special Offer (unless explicitly stated otherwise in the Promotion or Special Offer terms and conditions).

10.2 SystemNet reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to amend or vary the terms and conditions of a Promotion or to withdraw or terminate a Promotion, generally in whole or part, at any time from any Customer, on reasonable notice.

11. SUSPENSION & TERMINATION

11.1 SystemNet may terminate or suspend the Services wholly or partially without notice and at any time at SystemNet’s option for any reason including:

11.1.1 Where the Network requires modification or maintenance or for security reasons or if for technical reasons it is not possible to provide the Services;

11.1.2 SystemNet may end the Agreement where SystemNet no longer has access to networks which SystemNet need to provide the Services, or where SystemNet is no longer in a position to provide the Services due to factors beyond SystemNet’s control or because SystemNet Communications Ltd. ceases business.

11.1.3 Where the Customer does not comply with, or SystemNet in its reasonable opinion considers that Customer are not complying with, the terms of this Agreement, including, but not limited to, non-payment of any sums due by Customer (in which case SystemNet reserve the right to charge for reconnection and/or to require revised payment terms or Advance Payment or Deposit);

11.1.4 Where Customer is or is suspected to be using the Services for commercial resale use;

11.1.5 Where Customer is or is suspected to be using the Services for any illegal or improper purposes or is reported to be doing so;

11.1.6 Where Customer is the subject of a serious complaint received by SystemNet and which SystemNet at that time believes to be genuine;

11.1.7 Where Customer is or is suspected to be using the Services, the Equipment or the Number in any way which breaches any security or other safeguards or in any other way which harms or interferes with the Network, Services or the network or systems of any third parties;

11.1.8 Where SystemNet reasonably believes that Customer is unable to comply with payment obligations;

11.1.9 Where, having made reasonable efforts, SystemNet cannot contact Customer;

11.1.10 Where SystemNet is of the reasonable opinion that Customer has provided false or misleading information on the Application;

11.1.11 Where Customer breaches any provision of Section 6 hereof; or

11.1.12 Where Suspension is required for any reason by the emergency services or other government authorities.

11.2 SystemNet may terminate this Agreement immediately and require payment of any and all outstanding charges up to and including the date of disconnection where:

11.2.1 SystemNet has suspended or has the right to Suspend Services pursuant to the terms of the Agreement and there is reason to believe that the grounds have not been, or are unlikely to be rectified within 30 days of suspension;

11.2.2 Where Customer fails to pass such credit checks or exceed any credit limit specified by SystemNet;

11.2.3 Where Customer fails to pay any sums due under this Agreement by the due date;

11.2.4 Where Customer breaches any of the terms of this Agreement or if any information supplied by Customer to SystemNet is false or misleading;

11.2.5 Where SystemNet believes, on reasonable grounds, that Customer is unable to pay the Charges;

11.2.6 Where SystemNet receives a valid request to port Customer’s number from SystemNet to another Service Provider;

11.2.6.1 Responsibility for informing SystemNet of any changes or cancellation to be made on the relevant account shall remain with Customer and SystemNet shall not be expected to automatically cancel an account where a number porting request is received.

11.2.6.2 Customer will remain liable for all Charges and other costs due up to the date of termination, including any applicable termination Charges, plus any additional interest which accrues;

11.2.7 Where Customer is adjudicated as bankrupt, becomes insolvent or makes any composition or arrangement with or assignment for the benefit of creditors; or

11.2.8 Where any meeting of the Customer’s creditors is called pursuant to Section 266 of the Companies Act 1963 (as amended) or if the Customer enters into liquidation, receivership or examinership or any steps are taken to appoint a liquidator, receiver or examiner to the Customer.

11.3 Any statutory rights that Customer may have, which cannot be excluded or limited, will not be affected by this section. For more information on Statutory Rights, Customer is advised to contact their local Citizen’s Information Centre.

11.4 Upon termination of the Agreement SystemNet shall disconnect Customer’s Equipment from the Network and Customer will not be able to use Services or make emergency calls. Exercise of SystemNet’s entitlements shall not prejudice or affect the exercise of any other right or remedy which may be available to SystemNet.

12. PRIVACY & CUSTOMER INFORMATION

12.1 SystemNet shall comply with obligations under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003. This Section is subject to the provisions of SystemNet’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at www.systemnet.ie.

12.2 SystemNet shall collect and process personal data for legitimate business purposes connected with the delivery of Services to you. These purposes include processing Customer’s application, conducting credit and anti-money laundering checks, supplying Customer with SystemNet’s products or Services, administering Customer’s account, calculating usage and charges, invoicing, customer services, and efficiently managing call and Traffic Data. SystemNet may also process Customer’s personal data for the following purposes:

12.2.1 To monitor or record calls to or from SystemNet’s customer services department for training, quality purposes, customer record purposes, and to track reported problems;

12.2.2 To prevent, detect, and investigate fraud or any other criminal activity;

12.2.3 To investigate improper use of the Services or the Network;

12.2.4 To assess and profile Customer’s network and billing history for Price Plans, statistical, and customer service purposes.

12.3 Customer consents to SystemNet accessing existing customer account details on SystemNet’s systems (name, address, credit information, etc.) for processing Customer’s SystemNet application, administering the customer account, and providing the SystemNet service to Customer.

12.4 SystemNet reserves the right to pass and share Customer’s personal information with SystemNet’s Network Provider, other Communications Service Providers, and Network Operators for detecting and preventing theft and fraud, and to comply with regulatory, governmental, or legal requirements.

12.5 Customer’s data may be shared with third parties such as other network operators or lawful authorities for the reasons set out herein.

12.6 Subject to Customer’s preferences expressed when applying for the Services, SystemNet may contact Customer by post, telephone, email, SMS, or otherwise through the Services, both during and after termination of this Agreement, to inform Customer about new and existing products and services, developments, promotions, special offers, and discounts which may be of interest to Customer. This may include SystemNet’s own products and services, and those provided by third parties. Notwithstanding the preferences Customer express when applying for the Services, Customer may also opt out of receiving such communications at any time by emailing billing@systemnet.ie.

12.7 Customer has the right to obtain a copy of any personal data that SystemNet holds about him/her/it/them. If Customer wishes to avail of this right, please submit a written request to:

SystemNet Communications Limited, Unit 123 Tallaght Business Centre, Whitestown Industrial Estate, Dublin D24 RFC2

12.8 It shall be the responsibility of the Customer to ensure that all information and contact details stored by SystemNet for them are correct and up to date.

12.9 If Customer uses the Services in a country outside of the Republic of Ireland, it may be necessary to transfer Customer’s information to the equivalent authorities of that country, subject to the provisions of EU Directive 95/46/EC and the exceptions contained in Article 26 thereof.

12.9.1 Where this country is outside of the EEA, the treatment of Customer’s personal information may be subject to laws and regulations applicable in that jurisdiction and which may not protect Customer’s information to the same standards applying in Ireland and the EEA.

13. NUMBER PORTING

13.1 Porting enables customers to retain their previous phone number when they move to another network operator or telecoms provider. The Number Porting Form is the form that documents the information collected by SystemNet for the purposes of porting. This document is available on the Customer’s online account.

13.2 By completing the Number Porting Form, Customer warrants and represents that he/she accepts the terms contained therein, has provided accurate information, and is authorized to instruct SystemNet to port the Number.

13.3 Customer acknowledges that:

  • The request will terminate service with the existing Landline provider;
  • Only the number specified will be moved;
  • It is Customer’s responsibility to give sufficient notice of termination of any agreement with any previous Service Provider, subject to the terms and conditions of that agreement;
  • All information provided in the Porting Form must be complete and correct. The port request may be rejected if any information provided is inaccurate, incomplete, or misleading;
  • Services provided by the previous Service Provider to Customer, including unused call credit or benefits, tariffs, and terms and conditions of use, will not transfer to Customer’s SystemNet services;
  • Contractual obligations, charges, and costs due to the previous Service Provider remain due and must be settled by Customer according to that service’s terms and conditions;
  • In the case of landline numbers, the previous Service Provider may decline to proceed with the port if there is a debt on the account (e.g., the account is barred or suspended);
  • The process begins on the date of signing and submission of the Porting Form, and it may not be possible to reverse once started.

13.4 If the signatory is not authorized to request the Service Provider to move the number or if fraudulent or misleading information is supplied, the signatory will be liable for any loss or damage arising from the unauthorized transfer of the number.

13.5 SystemNet may refuse to process Customer’s instructions if:

13.5.1 The information provided on the Porting Form is incorrect or misleading;

13.5.2 The information provided about the number is incompatible with information held by the previous Service Provider.

13.6 SystemNet shall endeavor to comply with criteria established by ComReg regarding number porting but does not guarantee a specific completion timeframe. There may be periods when Services are unavailable from either the previous Service Provider or SystemNet.

13.7 SystemNet is not liable for any loss, damage, costs, expenses, or other liability incurred directly or indirectly due to the unavailability of Services.

13.8 Regarding a ‘Port Out’ request to move a number from SystemNet to another provider, Customer should ensure there are no outstanding payments on their account before submitting the Port Out request for any number.

14. Limitation of Liability

14.1 SystemNet shall make every effort to ensure the accuracy, quality and timely delivery of Services. However, SystemNet shall have no liability to Customer (or to anyone claiming through him/her) for any direct, indirect or consequential loss (whether or not foreseen or foreseeable and including loss of profit or loss of goodwill) suffered by Customer for any reason whatsoever and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing by reason of:

14.1.1 The suspension or termination of the Services or this Agreement or the interruption of or failure of SystemNet to provide the Services including connecting any Call made to or by the Equipment or failing to make a Mobile broadband connection through the Equipment;

14.1.2 Any Call made to or by the Equipment being overheard or intercepted by a third party;

14.1.3 Any data transmitted to or by the Equipment being altered, used or lost;

14.1.4 Any failure, interruption, delay, suspension or restriction in performing its obligations under this Agreement arising as a consequence of circumstances outside its reasonable control (including but not limited to any act of God, government control restrictions or prohibitions, any other act or omission of any public or regulatory authority (whether local, national, international or supranational), an act of default of any third party, supplier, agent or other person, strikes, work stoppages or labour disputes;

14.1.5 The effects upon Customer or other users of the Equipment, or upon any equipment, vehicles or aircraft in Customer’s vicinity, of any emissions or transmissions to, from, by or through the Network and/or the Equipment;

14.1.6 Inaccurate or misleading or unlawful information provided to Customer via the Services;

14.1.7 The acts and/or omissions of other Service Providers;

14.1.8 Any error or omission in any directory published by us, or on SystemNet’s behalf, containing Customer details (including without limitation the national directory database of subscribers for publicly available telephone services); or

14.1.9 Unauthorised access to the Equipment. SystemNet strongly recommends that sensitive information such as bank PINS, credit card numbers etc., are not stored on the Equipment.

14.2 SystemNet has no control over the telecommunications systems of other networks and makes no representation and gives no warranty as to the performance or provision of the Services when being relayed through such networks.

14.3 All conditions, warranties and representations implied by law in relation to SystemNet’s provision of Services are excluded to the extent permitted by law. Customer’s rights under the Sale of Goods Act 1893 (as amended) and the Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980 (as amended) are not affected.

14.4 Except as set out in this Section 14: 14.4.1 All other terms, conditions and warranties relating to Services are excluded; 14.4.2 SystemNet’s and/or SystemNet’s Network Operator(s)’ entire liability to Customer relating to claims whether proven or unproven shall be limited to 1,000 for one claim or a series of related claims.

14.5 Neither SystemNet nor SystemNet’s Network Operator purports to provide Customer with advice of any kind (including but not limited to investment, communications or technical advice). Where Services contain investment information, SystemNet does not make invitations or offer inducements to enter into any investment agreements.

14.6 Neither SystemNet nor SystemNet’s Network Operator make any representations as to the accuracy, comprehensiveness, completeness, quality, currency, error-free nature, compatibility, security or fitness for purpose of Services or their content. Services are provided to Customer on an ‘as is’ basis; and neither SystemNet nor SystemNet’s Network Operator shall be liable;

14.7 For any loss incurred by Customer as a result of a 3rd party person using Customer’s PINs or passwords with, or without, Customer’s knowledge; or

14.7.1 Where SystemNet or Network Operator is unable to carry out SystemNet’s or their duties owing to factors beyond SystemNet’s or their reasonable control.

14.9 Nothing in this agreement removes or limits SystemNet liability for fraud, for death or personal injury caused by SystemNet negligence or for any liability that can’t be limited or excluded by applicable law. The terms of this agreement shall not affect any of customer’s statutory rights that cannot be excluded by this agreement. For more information on statutory rights, customer is advised to contact their local citizen’s information centre.

14.10 The terms of this Section 14 shall remain in effect notwithstanding any termination of this Agreement.

15. Intellectual Property

15.1 All rights, including copyright in Services and their content, belong to SystemNet, SystemNet’s Network Provider(s), or SystemNet’s Licensed Source(s). SystemNet and they hereby reserve all rights. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed as granting or conferring any rights to Customer by license, franchise, title, interest or otherwise in SystemNet or any property of SystemNet, including, without limitation, SystemNet trade names, trademarks, service marks or proprietary information.

15.2 The ‘SystemNet’ trademark and other related images, logos and names on the Services are proprietary marks of SystemNet Communications Ltd. SystemNet hereby reserves all rights.

15.3 SystemNet shall retain full ownership and control of all Intellectual Property Rights, whether owned or licensed, in the SystemNet Materials.

15.4 Where SystemNet generates any Intellectual Property Rights in performing Services, or creating or customising Products for Customer (including without limitation by the creation or customisation of Software), all such Intellectual Property Rights shall, on their creation, vest in SystemNet exclusively.

16. Jurisdiction

16.1 This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ireland and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish Courts. All provisions of this Agreement are to be interpreted and construed in a manner to make same valid and enforceable.

16.2 All the terms and provisions of this Agreement are distinct and severable, and if any term or provision is held unenforceable, illegal or void in whole or in part by any court, regulatory authority or other competent authority it shall to that extent be deemed not to form part of this Agreement, and the enforceability, legality and validity of the remainder of this Agreement will not be affected; provided that, in any case where as a result of the operation of this provision the rights or obligations of a party are materially altered to the detriment of the party, that party may terminate this Agreement within 30 days from the date of the relevant decision of the relevant court, regulatory authority or other competent authority. Any waiver, concession or extra time allowed to Customer by SystemNet is limited to the specific circumstances and case in which it was given and does not affect SystemNet’s rights under the Agreement in any other way.

16.3 Where any party to this Agreement delays, or does not take action to enforce their respective rights under this Agreement, this fact shall not stop the party in question from taking action at a later date.

16.4 Any provisions of this Agreement that are intended by their nature to continue or to come into effect after termination or suspension shall survive termination or suspension of this Agreement and shall continue in full force and effect.

16.5 Customer is advised that where, in exceptional circumstances, a government authority orders the reallocation or change of a phone number, SystemNet is permitted to change Customer’s phone number for Services.

17. Other Provisions

17.1 Insurance

SystemNet may offer Customer insurance to cover accidental damage to and loss of the Equipment. This policy will be subject to its own terms and conditions and will be governed by an agreement between Customer and the insurance company. If Customer fails to make insurance payments, Customer’s insurance policy will be invalidated immediately.

17.2 Financing

SystemNet may offer Customer financing to purchase equipment over an extended period of time through a third party. The terms of this financing arrangement will be subject to its own terms and conditions and will be governed by an agreement between Customer and the financing company.

Any Customer wishing to lodge a complaint should make same in writing to SystemNet

By email to:
billing@systemnet.ie

Or by post:
SystemNet Communications Limited,
Unit 123 Tallaght Business Centre,
Whitestown Industrial Estate,
Dublin D24 RFC2

More information about this can be found on SystemNet’s website at www.systemnet.ie.