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Terms and Conditions

TERMS OF SERVICE

These Website Terms of use govern Your use of the Service located at crbdirect.org.uk. Please ensure you have read these Terms of use carefully and ensure that you have understood them in full. By ticking the "I Accept" box or by using any part of the Service or website, You warrant that You understand and accept these Terms of use. If you disagree with these terms of use or any part of these terms of use, you must not use our website.

 

DEFINITIONS

The list which, follows contains words and expressions and the definitions of each one.

"Application Form" = The application form which is to be completed by you on the website.

"Contract" = The contract between You and crbdirect.org.uk for the provision of the Services and which incorporates these Terms;

"Network" = the electronic IT and communications network used by us to provide the Services;

“crbdirect.org.uk" means this website, owned and operated by Elucidate Contractor Services (ECS) Limited - Registered in England and Wales. No. 05856839. VAT No. 888 3916 57

“The website” =  crbdirect.org.uk

"Services" means the service provided by crbdirect.org.uk in respect of the receipt by crbdirect.org.uk of your service fee. This includes a Review and Submission" service provided to you by crbdirect.org.uk in respect of your application for a basic disclosure

"Service fee" = the charge paid by you to crbdirect.org.uk for the provision of the Services as set out on the Website and in these terms;

"You" and/or "Your" and "you" and/or "your" means you the client. “Us” and/or “our” and “we” are “we’re” = crbdirect.org.uk

“Issuing body” means Disclosure Scotland for applicants residing in Scotland, The Disclosure and Barring Service for applicants residing in England*, Wales or Overseas, NI Direct for applicants residing in Northern Ireland. *

 

THE SERVICE

Application Service –

crbdirect.org.uk endeavour to submit your application to the issuing body once all information required to submit it has been supplied by you.

If the application details are not complete upon receipt, we will contact the applicant by email, telephone or SMS (subject to opting in to the SMS service) to request the missing information. .
If any details in the supporting documents do not match those provided in the application details, we will contact the applicant by email, telephone or SMS (subject to opting in to the SMS service)  to query the discrepancy.

Our service is considered to be completed at the point where the application is submitted to the issuing body*

*Except in the case of overseas applications where we provide a tracked airmail forwarding service.

Your contract with crbdirect.org.uk commences on receipt of the service fee from you and will remain in force for the duration of the provision of the services unless ended in accordance with these terms of use.

crbdirect.org.uk reserves the right at its sole and absolute discretion and for any reason to refuse you access to the services offered.

Upon receiving payment from you and provided you agree and accept these terms of use, crbdirect.org.uk endeavours to:

  • Check and review the application details you have submitted using the application form on the website.
  • Try to contact you, if required, to make any corrective amendments to your application.
  • Submit your completed application details to the issuing body by electronic transfer via the relevant web service.

crbdirect.org.uk cannot guarantee an uninterrupted or fault free service.

The Network is not owned, controlled or influenced by crbdirect.org.uk in any way and may from time to time be changed, temporarily suspended for maintenance work or changed in other ways by the owner.

crbdirect.org.uk take reasonable action to minimise any disruption that could be caused by the network being temporarily suspended or changed in any way.

crbdirect.org.uk accepts no responsibility for the network.

crbdirect.org.uk reserve the right to suspend or terminate the provision of the services to you at any time and without notice, whilst crbdirect.org.uk will take all reasonable steps to make sure that the information on this website is up to date and accurate at all times, we do not guarantee that all material is accurate and ,or up to date. All material contained on this Website is provided without any warranty of any kind.

 

IN ORDER TO USE THIS SERVICE:

By using this service you must agree to provide crbdirect.org.uk with accurate information requested by crbdirect.org.uk in order for crbdirect.org.uk to provide you with the Services; You must not use the Service for any illegal or unlawful, improper or fraudulent activity; You must agree not to use the Service to commit a criminal act or to cause harm or annoyance to others; If you are applying on behalf of someone else and are not the main applicant, you confirm by accepting these terms that you have the express consent of the main applicant and that the applicant is eligible to make an application for a basic disclosure.

Before we can process your Basic disclosure application, www.crbdirect.org.uk must be satisfied about your identity by requiring the applicant to have supporting documents verified. Verification can be completed either by the Post Office Identity checking service or by asking a responsible person to complete an Identity Checking Form which will be supplied by email to the applicant within 72 hours of submitting an application. Details of who qualifies as a responsible person will accompany the Identity checking form which is sent to the applicant. The responsible person will need to sign photocopies to certify that they are a true likeness of the original documents.

In order to use this service the applicant accepts that it is a criminal offence to impersonate another person, assist in an impersonation of another person, or attempt to do so. Such actions may result in fines and/or imprisonment. If we suspect that the applicant is impersonating someone else, we will report the matter to the police.

 

BY ACCEPTING THESE TERMS:

You agree to make a service fee payment of £65 (Standard) or £75 (Fast track) in advance of receiving our services by using your credit or debit payment card.

You warrant that all of the information you have provided is accurate and correct.

You understand that you are paying your service fee to an independent company and that the service fee is for an application review, verification and submission service. You agree to us starting the review process of your application immediately after having submitted your application via the website.

 

EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY:

crbdirect.org.uk does not accept liability for any loss or damage that you suffer as a result of using this Website or the services offered herein including but not limited to; financial loss, failed interview arrangements.

crbdirect.org.uk cannot guarantee and do not promise a specific outcome from the use of the services offered. The services to you are provided without warranties for anything whatsoever including but not limited to reliability, suitability, adequacy, accuracy, timeliness, completeness.

Nothing in these terms of use will: (a) limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence; (b) limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; (c) limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or (d) exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in these terms of use: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under these terms of use or in relation to the subject matter of these terms of use, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.

crbdirect.org.uk will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control. crbdirect.org.uk will not be liable to you in respect of any business losses, including (without limitation) loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities or goodwill.

crbdirect.org.uk will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.

You hereby indemnify crbdirect.org.uk and undertake to keep us indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, without limitation, legal expenses and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of our legal advisers) incurred or suffered by us arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms of use, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms of use without prejudice to our other rights under these terms of use, if you breach these terms of use in any way, crbdirect.org.uk may take such action as we deem appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.

These terms of use are governed by English law. Any dispute arising in connection with these terms of use shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.

 

COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY:

Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only authorised employees, agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. All emails and newsletters from this site allow you to opt out of further mailings.

 

RETENTION OF INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS:

Once the customer information has been successfully submitted through to the issuing body, we do not keep supporting documents for any longer than is necessary. This is generally for a period of up to 21 days, to allow for the re-submission of an application should the original fail to be processed. If, in very exceptional circumstances, it is considered necessary to retain the supporting documents for longer than 21 days, we will consult the applicant and give full consideration to the Data Protection and Human Rights of the individual before doing so.

For Overseas applicants, a copy of the Basic Disclosure certificate will be scanned and securely stored before the original document is sent (in most cases) via tracked and signed for delivery. The Certificate will not be stored for any longer than is necessary. This is generally for a period of up to 90 days.  If, in very exceptional circumstances, it is considered necessary to retain the certificate for longer than 90 days, we will consult the applicant and give full consideration to the Data Protection and Human Rights of the individual before doing so.

 

DISPOSAL:

Once the retention period(s) have elapsed, any supporting documents and certificates currently being held will be destroyed. If the said documents are in paper form, then this will be carried out by either shredding, burning or pulping the documents. Any scans of the supporting documents or certificates, will be permanently deleted from all secure servers.

 

SERVICE LEVEL GUARANTEE:

We aim to begin work on your application within 20 minutes of having received your application online. Although this is not always possible, we will send you an email to the email address provided on your application when your application has been passed to a member of our team for the provision of service to begin.

 

APPLICANT CONSENT

By completing the information forms contained in this service, I acknowledge and consent that you, Elucidate contractor services (ECS) Ltd T/A CRB Direct, may collect and/or receive and/or process certain personal information and data about me.

I understand that all of my information (including my personal data) will be collected and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, and the General Data Protection Regulations 2016

I agree and consent to the personal information that I provide being processed for one or more of the following purposes:

  • Disclosure Scotland (Basic check)
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (Basic check)

The Disclosure and Barring Service will refer the details provided on this application form to government and law enforcement bodies in accordance with any relevant legislation. The details provided to these bodies will be used for identifying possible matches to records held by them. Where such a match is established, data may be released to the DBS for inclusion on any certificate issued. The details provided on this form may be used to update the records held by the bodies specified above. The Disclosure and Barring Service will refer the details provided on this application form to government and law enforcement bodies in accordance with any relevant legislation. Where such a match is established, data may be released to the DBS for inclusion on any certificate issued. The details provided on this form may be used to update the records held by the bodies specified above. v1.1.

I consent to the Disclosure and Barring Service sending my Basic Check certificate to my current address as specified on my application.

I understand that I have provided complete and true information in support of my application and that I understand that knowingly making a false statement for this purpose is a criminal offence.

DBS Statement of Fair Processing.

The Disclosure and Barring Service will refer the details provided on this application form to government and law enforcement bodies in accordance with any relevant legislation. The details provided to these bodies will be used for identifying possible matches to records held by them. Where such a match is established, data may be released to the DBS for inclusion on any certificate issued. The details provided on this form may be used to update the records held by the bodies specified above. The details provided on the application form may be used to verify your identity for authentication purposes. The DBS may use any information provided by the DBS on a certificate or otherwise held by the DBS to inform any of its barring decisions made under its powers within the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006. v 9.0.

I have read and understand the [Disclosure and Barring Service Statement of Fair Processing], Privacy Policy for Applicants and consent is provided to the Responsible Organisation to receive an electronic notification once the Application has been processed. I consent to, Elucidate contractor services (ECS) Ltd T/A CRB Direct signing the application on my behalf and receiving an electronic notification once the application has been processed which states either the 'Certificate contains no information' or 'Please wait to view applicant certificate'.

 

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY:

As stated by the Consumer Contracts Regulations “The right to cancel can be lost during the cancellation period if the service is provided in full before the 14 days elapses”. Our service fee is for the review, manual identity verification, additional support and submission to the issuing body and we are not able to undo our service once completed. By availing our service, you authorise www.crbdirect.org.uk to start the work immediately and this may affect your right to cancel once your order has been placed. Our processing team work in real time and will in many cases have started the review of your application within minutes of you submitting your application online.

If you request cancellation of the service and a refund is agreed after the application has been checked, reviewed or verified by a member of our staff but before the application has been submitted to the issuing body, an administration fee of £25 will be retained.  In such circumstances where cancellation is requested after the application has been submitted to the issuing body, no refund will be possible as the service will, at that stage, be deemed as having been completed in full.

Refund requests must be submitted via our contact form on crbdirect.org.uk.

Registered address: Equity House, 128-136 High Street, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 7TT. Please do not send any correspondence to this address as it will not be read.

Should you wish to contact us by mail for any reason, you can get in touch at: CRB Direct, PO Box 2965, Romford, RM7 1RG.

Effective as of 14th June, 2018.