TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR CONSUMERS
ELECTRONIC MONEY ACCOUNTS
Effective April 20, 2020
Company Name: elyps
Company Legal Entity Name: Elyps S.A.
Company Registration Number: 0695.741.309
Company Registered Address: Avenue Louise 54, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
EMD Agent Reference Number: 902806
This Agreement: This Agreement is with PayrNet Limited, a company incorporated in England and Wales (company number: 09883437) with its head office at "PayrNet, WeWork, 3 Waterhouse Square, 138 Holborn, London, EC1N 2SW, UK" and registered office at "Kemp House, 152 City Road, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 2NX" (hereinafter referred to in this Agreement as “Payrnet”, “we” “us”). We are an Electronic Money Institution (“EMI”) and are authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 (“EMR 2011”) (register reference 900594) for the issuing of electronic money.
Our relationship with elyps: As an EMI, we have appointed elyps as an EMD Agent. An EMD Agent means a person who provides payment services on behalf of an electronic money institution (as defined in the EMR 2011). As our EMD Agent, elyps is authorised to provide associated payment services alongside our e-money account services.
Interpreting this Agreement. In order to easily understand the terms of this Agreement, please first refer to clause 3 which, amongst other things, sets out the meaning of capitalised terms used in this Agreement.
Why you should read it? Please read this Agreement carefully before you agree to it, as its terms apply to the services provided by us. The Agreement explains many of your responsibilities to us and our responsibilities to you, how and when this Agreement can be terminated and the extent of our liability to you. If there are any terms that you do not understand or do not wish to agree to, please contact us. You should only complete the signon procedures and agree to the terms of this Agreement if you agree to be bound by this Agreement.
INFORMATION ABOUT US AND HOW TO CONTACT US
Who we are. We are PayrNet Limited, an EMI as described above.
Communications between us are to be in English. This Agreement is concluded in England and all communications between you and us shall be in English only.
How to contact us. All queries should be directed towards elyps. You can contact elyps using details set out in elyps Terms and Conditions.
How we may contact you. If we have to contact you we will do so as follows: in the first instance via elyps except in urgent cases. If we have not been able to contact you through elyps or if the matter is urgent, we will contact you by writing to you at the email address(es), you provided when agreeing to this Agreement or by using any other contact details you have provided to us or have used in communications with us or elyps.
‘Writing’ includes emails. When we use the words “writing” or “written” in this Agreement, this includes emails.
Some of the services we provide are subject to the Payment Services Regulations 2017. The Regulations regulate how payments must be transmitted and provide protection for the clients of authorised payment institutions and electronic money institutions.
The definitions set out in this clause apply in this Agreement as follows:
“Consumer“ means an individual who, in entering into this Agreement, is acting for a purpose other than a trade, business or profession.
“Electronic Money” means electronically stored monetary value as represented by a claim against us.
“Regulations” means the Payment Services Regulations 2017 (SI 2017 No. 752).
“Safeguarded Account” means the bank account(s) belonging to us, which are separate to our own office bank accounts, into which we will receive money from you, or on your behalf, in return for the issuance of Electronic Money.
“Services” means the e-money account services.
Clause headings shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement and references to clauses are to the clauses of this Agreement.
Any words following the terms including, include, in particular, for example or any similar expression shall be construed as illustrative and shall not limit the sense of the words, description, definition, phrase or term preceding those terms.
Unless the context otherwise requires, words in the singular shall include the plural and in the plural shall include the singular.
A reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to it as amended, extended or reenacted from time to time and reference to a statute or statutory provision shall include all subordinate legislation made from time to time.
TERM AND BECOMING A CLIENT
How can you agree to this Agreement? You can agree to this Agreement by checking the box confirming that you agree to elyps Terms and Conditions in elyps mobile application, or by otherwise confirming your agreement to the same or availing of the Services.
When will you become a client of ours? You will be bound by this Agreement once you have agreed to it as set out above and this Agreement shall remain in force until terminated in accordance with its terms.
As part of the Services, we shall issue you with Electronic Money upon receipt of money from you or a third party on your behalf, store your Electronic Money and redeem Electronic Money both on your express instruction and in accordance with this Agreement and the agreement of elyps.
Our Services do not include the provision of advice. We do not offer advice under this Agreement on any matter including (without limit) the merits or otherwise of any currency transactions, on taxation, or markets.
ISSUING ELECTRONIC MONEY TO YOU
When we receive money from you or on your behalf, this money will be held by us in the relevant Safeguarded Account in exchange for the issuance by us to you of Electronic Money. Your funds will not be used by us for any other purpose and in the unlikely event that we become insolvent, your e-money is protected in an EEA-authorised credit institution or the Bank of England.
When we issue you with Electronic Money, us holding the funds corresponding to the Electronic Money is not the same as a Bank holding your money in that (i) we cannot and will not use the funds to invest or lend to other persons or entities; (ii) the Electronic Money will not accrue interest and (iii) the Electronic Money is not a deposit and is therefore not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme but it is held by us and protected in the relevant Safeguarded Account.
You may hold Electronic Money and we may hold funds corresponding to your Electronic Money indefinitely. However, if we hold Electronic Money for you for more than two years without any activity on the account, we shall use reasonable endeavours to contact you to redeem the Electronic Money and return the corresponding funds to you. If we are unable to contact you, we may redeem the Electronic Money and send the corresponding funds, less any of our costs incurred, to the last known bank account we have on file for you.
We accept no responsibility in the event that you send money to the incorrect account.
We do not accept cash or cheques. We accept monies via a variety of methods of electronic funds transfer to our bank account, the details of which we shall provide to you upon request.
GENERAL LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Where we and another person (such as a payment services provider) are liable to you in respect of the same matter or item, you agree that our liability to you will not be increased by any limitation of liability you have agreed with that other person or because of your inability to recover from that other person beyond what our liability would have been had no such limitation been agreed and/or if that other person had paid his or its share.
Where any loss, liability, cost or expense (a “Loss”) is suffered by you for which we would otherwise be jointly and severally or jointly liable with any third party or third parties, the extent to which such Loss shall be recoverable by you from us (as opposed to any third parties) shall be limited so as to be in proportion to the aggregate of our contribution to the overall fault for such Loss, as agreed between all of the relevant parties or, in the absence of agreement, as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction. For the purposes of assessing the contribution to the Loss in question of any third party for the purposes of this clause, no account shall be taken of any limit imposed or agreed on the amount of liability of such third party by any agreement (including any settlement agreement) made before or after such Loss occurred or was otherwise incurred.
Nothing in this Agreement limits or excludes our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or for any damage or liability incurred by you as a result of fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation by us or to the extent that the liability may not be excluded or limited by any applicable law.
If you feel that we have not met your expectations in the delivery of our Services, in the first instance contact elyps using the contact email address for complaints set out in elyps Terms and Conditions. If elyps does not deal with your complaint adequately, please contact us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have internal procedures for handling complaints fairly and promptly in accordance with the Financial Conduct Authority’s requirements. A copy of our complaints procedure is available upon request.
If you are an eligible complainant you may be able to take your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service should you not be satisfied with our final response. Eligibility criteria and information on the procedures involved are available from http://www.financialombudsman.org.uk. In addition, please note that disputes may be submitted for online resolution to the European Commission Online Dispute Resolution platform.
ESTABLISHING YOUR IDENTITY
To comply with the requirements of the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017, the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and EU Wire Transfer Regulations (Regulation (EU) 2015/847) and related regulations, it may be necessary to obtain from you, and retain, evidence of your personal identity in our records from time to time. If satisfactory evidence is not promptly provided to us we cannot accept your instructions.
We may keep records of the contents and results of any searches that we carry out on you in accordance with all current and applicable laws. You acknowledge that us carrying out an electronic verification check or, if required, a credit reference agency check will leave a soft footprint on your credit history.
We are obliged to report any reasonable suspicions about activities on the electronic accounts to the regulatory authorities. This may affect our relationship with you so far as confidentiality is concerned. If we are required under legislation (including the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002) to refrain from communicating with you and/or proceeding with your instructions, we can accept no liability for the consequences of being prevented from doing so.
When we may terminate or suspend this Agreement.
If elyps notifies us that its agreement with you has terminated we can terminate this agreement with immediate effect.
If you terminate your agreement with elyps, we can terminate this agreement with immediate effect.
We may suspend or terminate your access to the Services where we have reasonable grounds for concern relating to: (i) the security of your account(s), whether or not you have informed us of a security breach; and/or (ii) the suspected unauthorised or fraudulent use of your account(s).
When you may terminate this Agreement. You can terminate this Agreement at any time and for any reason by cancelling your agreement with elyps. We may contact you to confirm your request.
Effect of Termination. Upon the effective date of termination:
you will no longer be able to avail yourself of the Services;
we shall redeem any Electronic Money we hold for you and send the equivalent funds to a bank account in your name, unless agreed by both parties, less any monies which are due and owing to us.
After termination, you may contact us using the contact details set out in clause 2.3 to redeem any Electronic Money you still hold with us.
We undertake that we shall not at any time, disclose to any person any of your confidential information, except in the following circumstances:
to our employees, officers, representatives or advisers who need to know such information for the purposes of exercising our rights or carrying out our obligations under or in connection with this agreement. We shall ensure that our employees, officers, representatives or advisers to whom we disclose your confidential information comply with this clause; and
as may be required by law, a court of competent jurisdiction or any governmental or regulatory authority.
HOW WE MAY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Recording of telephone conversations. We may record telephone conversations with or without use of a warning tone and we may use these recordings as evidence for a particular purpose or in relation to disputes as well as for our ongoing quality control and training programme. We may also maintain a record of all emails sent by or to us. All those recordings and records will be maintained at our absolute discretion and are our property and can be used by us in the case of a dispute. We do not guarantee that we will maintain such recordings or records or be able to make them available to you. You consent to the use and admissibility of any such recording as evidence in any dispute or anticipated dispute between the parties which relates to the dealings between the parties.
Ensuring this Agreement is legally enforceable. For a contract to be legally enforceable, there needs to be an offer, acceptance and consideration. This Agreement constitutes our offer to make the Services available to you and you agreeing to this Agreement constitutes your acceptance of this offer. In order to ensure that this Agreement is legally binding, upon you becoming a client, you promise to pay us the sum of onePound sterling, upon demand from us, as consideration.
Even if we delay in enforcing this Agreement, we can still enforce it later. If we do not insist immediately that you do anything you are required to do under this Agreement, or if we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breach of this Agreement, that will not mean that you do not have to do those things and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date.
What if something unexpected happens? We shall have no liability to you under this Agreement or any Contract if we are prevented from or delayed in performing our obligations under this Agreement, or from carrying on our business, by acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond our reasonable control, including, without limitation, strikes, lockouts or other industrial disputes (whether involving us or any other party), failure of a utility service or transport or telecommunications network, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm or our default of subcontractors, provided that you are notified of such an event and its expected duration.
If a court finds part of this Agreement illegal, the rest will continue in force. Each of the subclauses, clauses and paragraphs of this Agreement operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining subclauses, clauses and paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.
We are not partners and neither of us may act as the other’s agent. Nothing in this Agreement is intended to or shall operate to create a partnership or joint venture between you and us, or authorise either party to act as agent for the other, and neither party shall have the authority to act in the name or on behalf of or otherwise to bind the other in any way (including, but not limited to, the making of any representation or warranty, the assumption of any obligation or liability and the exercise of any right or power).
We can make amendments to this Agreement. We shall have the right to make such amendments to this Agreement, via elyps, as are necessary to comply with any laws and regulations that are applicable to the performance of our obligations under this Agreement where such laws and regulations are implemented and/or amended after the date of this Agreement. Such amendments may be made at any time upon as much notice as possible to you and shall take effect following such notice, if any. If you object to the proposed amendments, you have the right to terminate this Agreement without charge before the date proposed by us for the entry into force of the changes. You will be deemed to have accepted the proposed amendments unless you notify us and terminate this Agreement before the date proposed by us for the entry into force of the changes. If we receive no objection from you, such amendments shall take effect from the date specified by us but may not affect any rights or obligations that have already arisen and will not be retrospective.
What happens if you are jointly a client of ours with another person? Where you comprise two or more people, each person will be jointly and severally liable to us in respect of all obligations contained in this Agreement.
Can you obtain a copy of this Agreement or additional information? You may request and we shall provide a copy of this Agreement and any information set out in Schedule 4 of the Regulations (if relevant) at any time prior to termination of this Agreement.
We may transfer this agreement to someone else. We may transfer our rights and obligations under this Agreement to another organisation without your consent. We will always tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under this Agreement.
You need our consent to transfer your rights to someone else (except that you can always transfer our guarantee). You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under this Agreement to another person if we agree to this in writing.
Nobody else has any rights under this Agreement. This contract is between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms.
Which laws apply to this Agreement and where you may bring legal proceedings. These terms are governed by English law and you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in the English courts. If you live in Scotland you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the Services in either the Scottish or the English courts. If you live in Northern Ireland you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the Services in either the Northern Irish or the English courts.
PayrNet Terms and Conditions for Consumers