1. OPENPAYD TERMS OF SERVICE: these are the core terms that cover the services we provide to you. These are part of our contract with you, which also includes your pricing agreement and the other terms and notices listed below.
2. SERVICE SPECIFIC TERMS: this page lists out the OpenPayd services and links to page relevant additional terms
5. INFORMATION SECURITY STATEMENT

OpenPayd Terms of Service

  1. THESE TERMS: what these terms cover, when they will start, how you will agree fees, other related documents that form part of our contract, and your rights to cancel.
  2. OUR SERVICES: the different services we may offer to you and their general availability.
  3. HOW WE WILL COMMUNICATE: how we will communicate with each other.
  4. YOUR OPENPAYD ACCOUNT: the features of your OpenPayd Account, our compliance with our safeguarding obligations, and no depositor protection.
  5. HOW YOU CAN ACCESS YOUR OPENPAYD ACCOUNT: how you can access your account and how you must keep your security codes safe and secure.
  6. HOW YOU CAN ACCESS INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR OPENPAYD ACCOUNTS: how you can find information such as your account balance and when we will send you statements.
  7. YOUR OBLIGATIONS: your responsibilities when using the OpenPayd services, and your obligation not to misuse them.
  8. CHECKING YOUR IDENTITY: the basis for us to collect information about you during onboarding and periodically while we provide services to you, including your obligation to make sure you keep this information up to date.
  9. MAKING PAYMENTS: how you make payments from your OpenPayd Account, limits that may apply and timing for payments.
  10. WHEN WE MAY SUSPEND OR REJECT A PAYMENT: when we may refuse to act on an instruction, suspend or reject a payment.
  11. SECURITY AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS: how you should keep your account secure when using third-party providers to access your OpenPayd Account.
  12. LARGE CORPORATES AND CHARITIES: you agree certain regulatory protections do not apply if you are not a consumer, micro-enterprise or small charity.
  13. FEES AND CHARGES: how fees will be collected from your account, what happens if payment is late, and when fees may be increased.
  14. RIGHT OF SET OFF: our rights to apply any funds we hold for you against any debt you owe us.
  15. RESERVE: when we may require you to maintain a reserve account
  16. WARRANTIES AND INDEMNITY: the warranties you make and the indemnity you enter into on entering our contract.
  17. LIMITS ON LIABILITY: we will not be responsible for certain events or for certain losses, and there is a cap on our maximum liability to you.
  18. IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG what you and we will do if your codes have been misused, if you did not authorise or spot a mistake in a transaction, or if you have a dispute or complaint with OpenPayd.
  19. IF YOU STOP USING YOUR OPENPAYD ACCOUNT: what happens if you stop using your OpenPayd Account for two years or more.
  20. SUSPENDING YOUR OPENPAYD ACCOUNT: when we may suspend your access to your account and when we will reinstate your access.
  21. ACCESS AND REVIEW: covering your obligations to maintain accurate and up-to-date records.
  22. HOW YOU OR WE CAN END OUR AGREEMENT: how and when you or we can end our contract and what will happen next.
  23. CHANGES TO OUR AGREEMENT: the reasons we may make changes to our contract and how we will tell you about the changes.
  24. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS: your obligations around our intellectual property rights, including your use of our platform, web site, API.
  25. DATA PROTECTION: includes a link to our Privacy Notice and Data Processing Agreement.
  26. CONFIDENTIALITY: you and our obligations to keep confidential information confidential and when we may disclose it.
  27. ANNOUNCEMENTS: when we may make announcements and use your name in marketing or other public disclosure.
  28. NON-SOLICITATION: our obligations not to poach employees or customers from each other.
  29. GENERAL: this sets out the restrictions on transfer of rights under the agreement, no waiver, entire agreement and limitation on who can take action under the contract.
ANNEX: LARGE CORPORATES AND CHARITIES: this section explains the regulations that will not apply to you if you are not a consumer, micro-enterprise or small charity
1. THESE TERMS
1.1 These terms and conditions cover the services OpenPayd provide to you. A copy of these terms is available on request or on our website. 1.2 Any fees payable by you will be agreed in a separate pricing agreement with us, which will incorporate these terms, our Privacy Notice, the Data Processing Agreement and any additional terms for any other services you sign up to. Together, these documents shall form the contract between you and us. 1.3 You should read the documents forming our contract carefully before agreeing to them and save a copy for your records. 1.4 Your pricing agreement will explain which OpenPayd entity you are contracting with. Further details on the OpenPayd entities are available on our Group Overview page. 1.5 The contract shall start on the earliest of: the date it is signed, the date we confirm you have Compliance approval or on the date we notify you that your OpenPayd Account is open and ready to use. 1.6 When you apply to use our services, we may (but are not obliged) to accept your application and we may require approval from third-party banking partners. If we reject your application, you are not Compliance approved or if we do not receive approval from our banking partners, the contract will automatically terminate. 1.7 If you are a consumer, micro-enterprise or small charity (see Annex) you can cancel the contract within 14 days of the date it starts, by emailing us at [email protected].
2. OUR SERVICES
2.1 Details of our services can be requested here. All our services are offered subject to these terms of service and the relevant additional service specific terms detailed on the Service Specific Terms page. A list of the OpenPayd services you receive is set out in your pricing agreement. 2.2 During the term of our contract with you, we shall supply services to you with reasonable skill and care and in accordance with these terms. 2.3 Our services shall be generally available to you at all times, except for planned maintenance we tell you about in advance. If unscheduled maintenance is required we will do our best to give you notice. 2.4 Our working days are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, apart from public or bank holidays in the UK or Malta, depending on the entity you contract with as set out in your pricing agreement.
3. HOW WE WILL COMMUNICATE
3.1 You can contact us by email at [email protected], or by post or phone to the relevant OpenPayd entity detailed in your pricing agreement. Contact details of the relevant OpenPayd entity are available on the Group Overview page. 3.2 We will contact you at the email address associated with your OpenPayd Account or by post, for notices, statements and agreements. Post will be considered received 2 working days after posting, and emails 1 hour after sending, or if this is after 5pm, at 9am the following working day. 3.3 If we are contacting you because of a suspected or actual fraud or security threat we may call your phone number and ask you questions to verify your identity. 3.4 We will communicate with you in English. 3.5 You must tell us if there is any change in your contact details as soon as possible. 3.6 We may record communications including telephone calls we have with you for record keeping purposes, training and if needed, as evidence.
4. YOUR OPENPAYD ACCOUNT
4.1 If we accept your application we will create an OpenPayd Account for you and issue you with a password or other security codes or credentials for you to access and use your account. If you connect via API we may provide you with a client ID, secret or whitelist your IP address and these will be your security codes. We may update the types of security codes or credentials we use from time to time on advance notice to you. 4.2 You will not earn any interest on your OpenPayd Account. 4.3 You will not benefit from a depositor protection scheme (such as the Financial Services Compensation Scheme in the UK or Depositor Compensation Scheme in Malta) but funds held in your OpenPayd Account will always be safeguarded. This is required by law and means the funds related to the balance in your OpenPayd Account are kept by us in a separate account from our own funds. 4.4 Currency conversion is not a regulated payment service and so funds that you have asked us to convert to another currency will not be safeguarded while the conversion is happening. Before and after the conversion, the funds will be safeguarded when held in your OpenPayd Account and when we are providing other regulated payment services to you. 4.5 If we ever need or decide to stop doing business, we have a plan for orderly winding-down and returning customer funds without becoming insolvent. However, in the unlikely event of us becoming insolvent, an insolvency practitioner would be appointed to return your safeguarded funds. The insolvency practitioner’s costs of distributing the funds may need to be deducted before your funds are returned. Because of the insolvency procedure, it may take longer for your money to be returned to you than if your funds were protected under a depositor protection scheme. 4.6 If a bank with which OpenPayd safeguards your funds went insolvent, you may be entitled to compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (or other local depositor protection scheme) in respect of any money held in our safeguarding account with that bank. This will depend on the location of the safeguarding bank and the local law that applies.
5. HOW YOU CAN ACCESS YOUR OPENPAYD ACCOUNT
5.1 Each time you login to the OpenPayd platform and access certain services, we will ask for your security codes and you may also be asked to enter a one-time password. As long as the correct codes are entered, we will assume that you are the person giving instructions and making transactions and you will be liable for them, unless you have notified us that your codes have been stolen or may be misused by another person. 5.2 If you share your security codes with any person, including any employee or other person you give authority to access the services for you, you will be responsible for any access, use, misuse or sharing of those codes or the services by that person.
6. HOW YOU CAN ACCESS INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR OPENPAYD ACCOUNT
6.1 You will be able to view your account balance, transaction history and other information about your use of our services by logging into the OpenPayd platform. You will also be able to access and download statements. You can view this information at any time.6.2 Each month, we’ll send a link to a statement to the email address associated with your OpenPayd Account, setting out details about the transactions to and from your OpenPayd Account (unless more than a month has passed since we last sent you a statement and there have not been any payments to or from your OpenPayd Account since).6.3 You are responsible for keeping permanent records of your payment transactions and use of our services. On termination of our agreement for any reason, we will not be obliged to store, retain or produce copies of any information related to your use of the services, other than as required by law.
7. YOUR OBLIGATIONS
7.1 Ownership: unless previously approved by OpenPayd, any funds paid into your OpenPayd Account must legally and beneficially belong to you. Such funds must not become subject to any charge or other security. 7.2 Applicable laws and customer acceptance policy: you must use the services only in accordance with applicable laws and the customer acceptance policy we will share with you by email during onboarding and may update from time to time, as well as any acceptable use policy we may notify to you from time to time by email. If you break this obligation this will be a material breach of our contract and we may end it immediately on notice to you. 7.3 Security: you must:
  • Keep your security codes secure and confidential. We may require you to periodically change your security codes.
  • Not leave a device you are using to access the OpenPayd platform unattended while you are logged in.
  • Take all reasonable steps to keep your credentials (such as your username and password) safe and you must not share them or allow them to be used by anyone else, including making sure that any security codes which are stored or displayed on any device you use to access the OpenPayd platform are kept safe.
  • Tell us as soon as you reasonably can by emailing us at [email protected] or calling us at the relevant phone number on the Group Overview page if you think such a device is lost, stolen or being misused or that another person knows your security codes or may be using our services in relation to your accounts. We will immediately take steps to prevent further unauthorised use, including blocking and issuing you with new security codes.
If you break this obligation this will be a material breach of our contract and we may end it immediately on notice to you. 7.4 Authority: you agree and acknowledge that all persons named as authorised users of the services are able to give us instructions on your behalf and we will not be responsible for any loss caused by their instructions. You must complete an authorised user form and provide us with any further details we request before we will permit a new user to act on your behalf. You must notify us in writing immediately if there is any change to an authorised user’s details or if any authorised user should no longer be permitted to give instructions on your behalf. 7.5 Access to services: you will be (at your own cost) solely responsible for the provision of all equipment, software, systems and facilities which are required to enable you to receive the Services, and for keeping all such software and equipment up to date, secure and protected. From time to time we may provide you with operating instructions, procedures, account user guides or other documents relating to the OpenPayd services and/or the API we make available to you. You will be responsible for complying with such instructions. 7.6 Data manipulation and decryption: unless you are a consumer, you shall ensure that manipulation of data entries, transactions, personal data of your customers (e.g. SSL encoding) in your business operations and communications between you and your customers, in particular improper use of computers or other devices by staff or unauthorised persons, is not possible, by providing and maintaining appropriate secure connections, security devices, procedures, methodologies and protocols. Neither you nor your service providers shall use the OpenPayd API or any portal you operate to obtain or decrypt any information other than that expressly required to perform your obligations under these terms. 7.7 Co-operation: you will co-operate with OpenPayd with all matters relating to this agreement or your use of the services, including by responding to requests for information, documents, materials or data as soon as possible, and in any case before the end of the working day following the day we request the information. This information may be required for the provision of the services, for compliance with applicable laws, or to comply with requests from our banking partners. Depending on the services you use, this may include customer information, data, policies and processes, complaints logs, audit reports. You must also inform us in a timely manner of any matters which may affect the provision of the services or our reputation. 7.8 Licensing: you must obtain and maintain all necessary licences, registrations, permits and consents required in each jurisdiction in which you offer, provide and market your products and services, and you must use our services only in line with your own license or other authorization. If you use or permit the use of our services in a way that will or may breach the terms of your license or other authorisation, or applicable law, this will be a material breach of our contract and we will have right to end it immediately on notice to you. 7.9 Anti-money laundering: you must ensure any funds you transfer to or from OpenPayd arise from legitimate sources, and where required by applicable law or by OpenPayd, you must implement robust measures and procedures to prevent money laundering or financing of terrorism. If you break this obligation this will be a material breach of our contract and we may end it immediately on notice to you. You will be responsible for performing any compliance checks and/or screening on your customers. 7.10 Fraud prevention: unless you are a consumer, you are required to implement robust measures to prevent and monitor fraud in relation to your use of the OpenPayd services and the services you provide to your customers, including to verify that customers are not being impersonated during onboarding or use of the services, and to comply with any requirements we impose as a result of higher than average fraud rates or where you use the Linked VIBAN Service, higher than average numbers of suspended linked VIBANs. 7.11 Insurance: unless you are a consumer, you will maintain a reasonable level of insurance with reputable insurers to cover your potential liabilities under this agreement and provide evidence of it on our request. 7.12 Anti-slavery and anti-bribery: you confirm that neither you nor your agents, directors, employees, officers or subcontractors have been or are the subject of any investigation, inquiry or enforcement proceedings by any governmental, administrative or regulatory body, and will not engage in any activity, practice or conduct which would constitute an offence under:
  • any applicable law relating to slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour, human trafficking including the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015
  • any applicable relating to anti-bribery and corruption, including the UK Bribery Act 2010).
Unless you are a consumer, you will have, maintain and continually enforce your own policies and procedures to ensure compliance with your obligations relating to modern slavery and anti-bribery. If you break this obligation this will be a material breach of our contract and we may end it immediately on notice to you. 7.13 Use of third-party service providers: You will not outsource your customer service, compliance function or complaints handling to a third party or replace such third party without our prior written consent.
8. CHECKING YOUR IDENTITY
8.1 We will ask you for certain information, such as identity documents and source of funds information, before we open your OpenPayd Account. We may also ask for information from time to time if we need to during our agreement, such as before we provide you with additional services or before we accept certain payment instructions from you. 8.2 On an ongoing basis you must make sure that all information and documents you provide us are up to date, complete and accurate. 8.3 Your information and documents will be used to complete certain checks to meet our legal obligations. Your information is only kept and used for this purpose to the extent we are permitted to under law. 8.4 We may share your information with third parties, for example for any payments you make, with the recipient’s bank, or with credit reference agencies and fraud prevention agencies. See our Privacy Notice for more information.
9. MAKING PAYMENTS
9.1 You can make payments from your OpenPayd Account up to the amount showing as available on your account, by logging into the OpenPayd platform and following the instructions there, or by an application programming interface (API) call. We assume a payment has been authorised by you where we receive your instructions in this way. 9.2 You may also make payments through a third-party payment initiation service provider. 9.3 The value of each payment and the amount of any fees payable by you under our agreement will be deducted from the available balance on your OpenPayd Account. 9.4 You must make sure you give us the correct account details and payment amount when making any payment or setting up a beneficiary. 9.5 You must make sure you have enough funds on your account to cover the amount of the payment and the relevant fees we will deduct. To top up your account you must transfer funds from an account held with a bank or another payment service provider. On receipt of those funds we will reflect the equivalent amount of e-money issued in your OpenPayd Account balance. 9.6 You can withdraw the balance available on your OpenPayd Account in full at any time by making a payment to your bank account. 9.7 Unless approved by OpenPayd, you must not use the services to receive or transfer any funds on behalf of any other natural person or legal entity. 9.8 From time to time we may notify you that we have placed a limit on the amount you can transfer or receive into or out of your OpenPayd Account per transaction. You must comply with any limit. 9.9 Once we have received your authorisation for a payment, you have no right to withdraw or revoke your consent (except certain Direct Debits). In exceptional cases if we do allow you to revoke your authorisation we may charge a fee. 9.10 We will treat your order as having been received at the time we receive your instructions through the OpenPayd platform. If we receive your instruction after 4pm or on a non-working day, it will be treated as being received the next working day. 9.11 We will ensure that the amount of a transaction is credited to the beneficiary’s payment provider by the end of the working day following the day we receive your instruction, unless they are located outside the UK and the EEA in which case we will make payment as soon as possible and by any time required under applicable law. 9.12 To protect you and us from fraud, some payment providers may seek electronic authorisation before processing any payment. If they are unable to get an electronic authorisation, your payment to them may not be authorised.
10. WHEN WE MAY SUSPEND OR REJECT A PAYMENT
10.1 We may delay or refuse to execute or initiate any payment or act on any instruction if:
  • You do not have sufficient funds in your account to make the payment,
  • The amount of the payment breaches any transaction limit we have imposed,
  • We believe the instruction is unclear or was not given by or with your authority, or if we have any other security concerns.
  • It could breach our contract,
  • We suspect fraudulent or illegal activity on your OpenPayd Account, or
  • making the payment or acting on the instruction would or may cause us to breach any applicable laws or regulations.
10.2 Unless it would be unlawful for us to do so, we will notify you as soon as reasonably practicable that your payment has been refused or suspended, the reasons why and any process for correcting the problem. We may charge you for each such notification depending on the circumstances in each case. 10.3 We will execute any payment as soon as practicable after the reasons for the suspension no longer apply. 10.4 We may reject a payment made to your OpenPayd Account and return the funds to the sender’s payment provider without telling you first if any of the below occurs:
  • your OpenPayd Account has reached any maximum balance limit we have imposed,
  • your OpenPayd Account is inactive, suspended or blocked,
  • the sender of the funds provided the wrong details for your OpenPayd Account,
  • we suspect fraudulent or illegal activity on your OpenPayd Account, or
  • accepting the funds would or may cause us to breach any applicable laws or regulations.
11. SECURITY AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS
11.1 You may consent to regulated third-party payment initiation service providers or account information service providers accessing your OpenPayd Account online to initiate payments or obtain information about balances or transactions on your Account (as long as your OpenPayd Account is active). 11.2 Third-party providers must be appropriately registered or authorised by a financial regulator and you should check the relevant register before giving consent. If the provider is accessing your account in the UK, you should check register.fca.org.uk , or if they are accessing your account in the EEA, you should check here. 11.3 If the third-party provider requests access to your OpenPayd Account to provide its services with your consent, we are legally obliged to provide them with such access. We can only refuse access where we consider such access to pose a risk of money laundering or terrorism financing, fraud or other criminal activity. If we need to take these actions and where possible, we will give reasons for doing so unless restricted by law or for internal security reasons.
12. LARGE CORPORATES AND CHARITIES
12.1 As explained in the Annex, these terms apply differently to you if you are not:
  • A consumer – an individual acting outside the course of their business or profession.
  • A “micro-enterprise” – an enterprise whose annual turnover and/or balance sheet total does not exceed €2 million (or sterling equivalent) and employs fewer than 10 people.
  • A small charity – a charity with an annual income of less than £1 million.
13. FEES AND CHARGES 
13.1 Our fees for the services are set out in your latest pricing agreement with OpenPayd. Most fees will be deducted from your OpenPayd Account at the same time a transaction is made, and any other fees owed will be deducted from your fees account on a monthly basis or requested via invoice. 13.2 We may require you to open and load funds on a fees account with OpenPayd and if we do, fees due will be deducted from that account. The fees account will be a separate account in your name. 13.3 You may need to pay other costs, taxes, charges which are charged by another party, e.g. a tax authority. In some cases another bank or third party may charge us for enabling a payment to or from your OpenPayd Account. If we can we will tell you in advance about this charge and will pass it onto you where permitted by applicable law. 13.4 You must pay any fees owed promptly following the end of the month or by the due date on the invoice if such is issued. Any failure to pay on time:
  • Will be a material breach of our contract and we may suspend or limit the OpenPayd Services or terminate our contract immediately on notice to you.
  • May incur interest on outstanding fees at 4% a year above the base rate of the European Central Bank from time to time in force, accruing on a daily basis and applying from the due date for payment until actual payment in full.
  • May result in us taking debt collection measures including mandating a debt collecting agency or other third parties to recover fees owed and any costs associated with such debt collection measures.
13.5 We may change or introduce new fees from time to time to reflect legitimate cost increases, or reductions in operating our services. Once per year we may also increase our fees to reflect inflation rises. Please see section 23.2 on changes to our contract below. Any onboarding or account set-up fees are payable once during onboarding for the relevant service and you will not be required to pay increased onboarding or account set-up fees.
14. RIGHT OF SET OFF
14.1 We shall have the absolute right to set-off, transfer, or apply sums held in your OpenPayd Account(s) in or towards satisfaction of all or any fees, liabilities, compensation or other funds you owe to us that have not been paid when due.
15. RESERVE
15.1 Unless you are a consumer, we may at any time require you to maintain a float or reserve account, for any of the reasons below:
  • Your business or use of our services carries a higher than average risk of chargebacks or other reversals of customer payments (as assessed by OpenPayd)
  • In respect of any reimbursement requirements (and other costs, including legal and investigatory costs, associated with them) that we may be subject to because of your business or your use of our services (as assessed by OpenPayd
  • Based on your overall financial situation or credit standing, or deterioration of the same
  • There are an increased or disproportionate number of chargebacks, refunds, complaints or claims (including fraud claims) or risk of fines, penalties or other liability relating to your use of the OpenPayd services
  • There is a risk of you ceasing or transferring all or a substantial part of your business
  • You materially alter, or there is a risk that you will materially alter, the nature of your business
  • Based on pending disputes between us and you
  • Suspected fraudulent or otherwise suspicious activity
  • If required by a regulator or any of our banking partners, or
  • Where we reasonably believe that you will not be able to perform your obligations under our agreement.
15.2 The amount of any required float or reserve will be set out in your pricing agreement or may be notified to you in writing from time to time. The amount of any float or reserve will be subject to increase or other change by us if required in our reasonable opinion, including for any of the reasons specified in section 15.1 above.
15.3 The amount of the float or reserve (if any) may be deducted from your OpenPayd Account or we may request payment by other means, in which case the amount requested must be paid to us within 5 working days of our request. You may be required to provide satisfactory evidence to us that any such cash reserve is paid with your own funds.
16. WARRANTIES AND INDEMNITIES
16.1 Unless you are a consumer, micro-enterprise or small charity, all warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law are, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, excluded from our agreement. 16.2 Each party warrants that it has the power and capacity to enter into this agreement and to perform its obligations under it, and that it enters this agreement as principal and not as agent for any other party. 16.3 You warrant and represent to us that:
  • All information provided to us is true and accurate in every respect, you have not omitted any details which would leave such information incomplete or inaccurate in any material respect, and you will keep all such information up to date during the term of our agreement; and
  • You shall comply with the provisions of our agreement, all applicable laws and all applicable payment scheme rules.
16.4 You must cover us fully for any and all losses, claims, damages, costs, charges, expenses (including legal fees and expenses), liabilities, demands, proceedings and actions which we may suffer, or which maybe brought or established against us by any person and which in any case arise by reason of:
  • Any breach by you of the warranties or other terms of our agreement, including any additional service terms,
  • Your use of the OpenPayd services, including activity of any regulator or other authority in relation to your business,
  • Complaints, chargebacks, claims or refunds from your end users or customers, or third parties making payments to your end users or customers, including as a result of mandatory requirements for OpenPayd (1) to comply with applicable payment scheme rules, including SEPA, and (2) to reimburse victims of fraud where applicable, and the costs of any investigation into such matters,
  • Where relevant, any direct debit collections attempted by us on your behalf that are not successful, or that are initially successful but are later reversed by your customer’s payment service provider, or
  • The misuse of the services by you.
16.5 You agree that we are entitled in our sole and absolute discretion to accept, dispute, compromise or otherwise deal with any claim, alleged claim, loss, or liability which is made against us.
17. LIMITS ON LIABILITY
17.1 We will not be responsible for any loss or damage caused by something that is outside of our control, or for anything that we try to prevent but is unavoidable, including:
  • Compliance with applicable laws or regulations,
  • Problems or failures of hardware, software or internet connection, third-party service providers including our banking partners,
  • Any malware, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful content,
  • Any goods or services you pay for using our services,
  • Any delay or failure by you to maintain up to date technology, systems or to integrate our services in accordance with our instructions, or
  • Compromise, problem, failure or disruption with your hardware, software, technology or systems integrated with the OpenPayd platform, whether occurring on your physical premises or via remote access.
17.2 We don’t exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation or any other liability we cannot legally limit. 17.3 Unless otherwise provided for in our contract, each party shall only be liable for its own breach of contract, negligence or wilful misconduct. 17.4 Neither party shall be liable to the other for any loss of profits, opportunity, business, reputation, data, goodwill or contracts or for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whether arising from negligence, breach of contract or any other cause of action arising out of the subject matter of our agreement. 17.5 To the extent permitted by applicable law and unless you are a consumer, our total liability for any and all damages and/or loss suffered by you under our agreement shall not exceed the amount of fees paid by you to us in the previous 12 months, calculated from the date your first claim arose. This limitation does not apply to restrict our responsibility to you under clause 18 for unauthorised or incorrectly executed payments.
18. IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG
18.1 If you believe a person has access to your security codes and may try to use or have used the services without your authority, or if you identify a transaction that was not authorised by you:
  • You must tell us as soon as possible, as explained at section 7.3 of these terms,
  • Until you tell us, you will be responsible for any payments made and for any access to confidential information about you, and
  • Once you have told us, we will be responsible for any loss or damage to you resulting directly from any unauthorised access to the services, unless we believe you have acted fraudulently or with gross negligence failed to keep your security codes secure and confidential at all times.
18.2 If you identify a payment that you did not authorise or that was incorrectly carried out, you must contact [email protected] as soon as you notice and in any event no later than sixty (60) days after the date of the payment, or 13 months if you are a consumer, micro-enterprise or small charity. 18.3 We will immediately refund any unauthorised or incorrectly executed payment if you have told us about it within the above timeframes, unless we have reason to believe that the incident may have been caused:
  • by a breach of this Agreement,
  • through gross negligence, or
  • where we have reasonable grounds to suspect fraud.
18.4 We will also not be responsible for an incorrectly executed payment or any related third-party charges if:
  • You provided incorrect payment details (e.g. incorrect numbers or including extra digits),
  • You made a mistake and instructed the same payment more than once,
  • We can show the full amount of the payment was received by the beneficiary’s payment service provider, or
  • The payment was affected by abnormal and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our reasonable control or where we acted in accordance with a legal obligation.
We will still try to help you trace the payment, and we may charge a fee for this. 18.5 If we are responsible for an incorrectly executed payment into your OpenPayd Account, we shall make the amount of the payment available to you as soon as we can. 18.6 If you are a consumer, micro-enterprise or a small charity, you will only be liable up to a maximum of £35 or €50 (depending on which OpenPayd entity your contract is with) for losses caused by any payment not authorised by you , unless this should have been detected by you prior to the payment, or we or our agent or service provider did something to cause such loss. You may also be liable without any limit if you act fraudulently, or if you failed on purpose or through gross negligence to use your OpenPayd Account in accordance with these terms, including a failure to keep your security codes confidential and secure. 18.7 If somebody makes an incorrect payment into your OpenPayd Account, we may reverse the payment. If the sender requests further information we may be required to share your personal details. 18.8 If we make a transfer to another account in your name in error, you must immediately tell us and return the amount to us. 18.9 If you contract with SettleGo Solutions Limited, English and Welsh law applies to our agreement and English and Welsh courts will have jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising in connection with it. If you contract with OpenPayd Financial Services Malta Limited, Maltese law will apply and Maltese courts will have jurisdiction. 18.10 Any complaints about us or the Services must be addressed to us in the first instance by contacting [email protected]. We will make every possible effort to reply, addressing all points raised, within an adequate timeframe and at the latest within 15 working days of receipt of the complaint, by letter or email. In exceptional situations, if the answer cannot be given within 15 working days for reasons beyond our control, we shall send a holding reply, clearly indicating the reasons for a delay and specifying the deadline by which you will receive the final reply, which shall not exceed 35 working days. Further information is set out in our Complaints Policy. 18.11 If you contract with SettleGo Solutions Limited and you are a consumer, micro-enterprise or small charity, the complaint may ultimately be referred to the Financial Ombudsman Service. If you contract with OpenPayd Financial Services Malta Limited and you are a consumer or micro-enterprise, the complaint may ultimately be referred to the Office of the Arbiter for Financial Services in Malta. Further information is set out in our Complaints Policy. 18.12 If you are not a consumer, micro-enterprise or small charity, you and we agree to negotiate in good faith to attempt to resolve any dispute. If we are unable to reach an agreement within 14 days, we may attempt to resolve the dispute by mediation. Nothing in this term shall prevent either party from instigating legal proceedings at any time.
19. IF YOU STOP USING YOUR OPENPAYD ACCOUNT
19.1 If you have not made any payments into or out of your OpenPayd Account for two years or more we will try to contact you to return any balance on your account. If we do not hear from you we may send the balance to the bank or payment account you nominated when you opened your account. 19.2 Even after our contract ends under section 22, we will return any balance on your OpenPayd Account if you contact us in 6 years or less. If you contact us after 6 years we will retain the balance.
20. SUSPENDING YOUR OPENPAYD ACCOUNT
20.1 We can suspend your OpenPayd Account or your use of our services at any time without telling you first, if we required by law. We may suspend your OpenPayd Account if:
  • We suspend or reject any payment
  • We suspect that fraud has occurred on your OpenPayd Account
  • The incorrect security codes are entered three (3) times in a row
  • We suspect you have acted fraudulently or are involved in illegal activity
  • We believe the information you have provided us is incorrect or we require further information
  • We believe you are in breach of our contract
  • There are higher than average fraud cases and where relevant, suspended Linked VIBANs related to your Master Account
  • We are required to on request by law enforcement agencies
  • We need to carry out any investigation, checks and/or contact relevant parties we need to under applicable laws, or
  • We are required to do so to meet our regulatory requirements.
20.2 We will, where possible, tell you before any suspension or as soon as is reasonably possible after any suspension, and give reasons for the suspension and any process for correcting the problem unless prevented by law. 20.3 We will reinstate your access to the OpenPayd services as soon as practicable after the reasons for such suspension no longer apply.
21. ACCESS AND REVIEW
21.1 This section does not apply to you if you are a consumer. 21.2 You will create and keep up to date and accurate accounts and records relating to your use of our services to show your compliance with our agreement for the duration of the agreement and retain them for a period of 6 years after it ends. 21.3 You will from time to time on 10 days’ notice from us (or such shorter notice as is reasonably justifiable in an emergency or as required by any regulator) grant any authorised employee of ours or any auditor or regulator access to relevant personnel, records, documentation, information, data, systems, premises and communications networks for the purpose of assessing your compliance with our agreement and/or applicable laws or to comply with a request by a regulator. This may include remote access and/or provision of copies of documents or data. 21.4 You must provide original documents, or notarised or similarly certified copies of original documents that are authentic, valid and correct. We have the right to demand that documents issued abroad are legalised or attested by a witness or apostil. If you provide a document or access to data that does not satisfy our requirements or applicable law, or we doubt the accuracy, reliability or authenticity of the document or the data, we may demand replacement or additional documents or data access or may to cease to provide the OpenPayd services to you. 21.5 We have the right to make a copy of data and documents and / or to retain each document submitted by you, where it is lawful to do so. 21.6 Each party shall bear its own costs associated with these access rights and obligations, except in the event we exercise our rights as a result or suspicion of a material ‎breach by you of our agreement, in which case the costs shall be borne by you. 21.7 We shall not exercise our access and review rights more than once per year unless we reasonably determine that such access is required more frequently, for example due to a material breach of our agreement by you. 21.8 We shall use reasonable endeavours to ensure that the conduct of any access and review does not unreasonably disrupt you or your business. 21.9 You shall not rely on any report created by OpenPayd and shall not share any such report without our prior written consent. 21.10 If we identify that you have breached this Agreement, then, without prejudice to our other rights and remedies, you shall take the necessary steps to comply with its obligations at no additional cost to us, and we may increase the extent to which we monitor you at your cost.
22. HOW YOU OR WE CAN END OUR AGREEMENT
22.1 You can end our Agreement on one month’s notice by sending us an email at [email protected]. 22.2 We can end our Agreement at any time by giving you two months’ notice in writing. 22.3 In addition, either party may terminate the Agreement immediately if the other becomes unable to pay its debts, is the subject of any petition or order for liquidation, administration, bankruptcy or dissolution, or enters into a debt arrangement with its creditors. 22.4 In addition to the rights we have to end the Agreement in sections 7.2, 7.3, 7.8, 7.9, 7.12 and 13.4, we may end the contract immediately on written notice to you if:
  • We suspect you or a person related to you of money laundering or terrorist financing, fraud or illegal activity.
  • We are required to under applicable law.
  • We are required to by a regulator or government authority.
  • You have breached a condition of this contract rendering it void or unenforceable, including a breach of the following obligations:
    • Failure to pay your fees on time.
    • Breach of applicable law, applicable payment scheme rules, our customer acceptance policy or any acceptable use policy we have notified to you.
    • Failure to keep your security codes safe.
    • Failure to maintain all necessary licences, registrations, permits and consents.
    • Misuse of our services including by intentionally introducing viruses, trojans or other material which is malicious or harmful.
22.5 Ending the Agreement will not affect the rights and obligations you and we have accrued before termination, and any payments you have already instructed will be made (unless suspended under these terms). 22.6 All fees and any other amounts owed to us shall become immediately due on termination. Any monthly minimum fees shall be due to the end of the initially agreed term, or if there is more than three months left on your initially agreed term, the amount of three times your monthly minimum fees, not including your notice period shall be due. This is to reflect that if we agree an initially agreed term, your fees and monthly minimums are offered on the basis that you will use our services for the full length of that term. We shall immediately pay you all funds owed to you and you shall immediately pay us all funds owed to us. We shall reduce any amount paid to you by the amount you owe to us. 22.7 Unless you are a consumer, micro-enterprise or small charity, if we have terminated this contract due to your breach of this Agreement, a termination fee may apply as set out in the pricing agreement. 22.8 Sections 1, 2, 3, 12, 16.4, 17, 18, 21, 22.5- 22.8, 24, 25 and 29 shall survive termination of this contract.
23. CHANGES TO THE AGREEMENT 
23.1 We may make changes to these terms and the Agreement:
  • Where the change benefits you or is for a proportionate and valid reason.
  • Because of new or changes to existing technology, products, services, systems, processes or our business.
  • The cost of providing our services and running our business, such as costs of changes in our funding or working capital, technology or supplier costs.
  • Because of changes to applicable law, regulations, industry codes of practice, regulator guidance, or decisions of the Financial Ombudsman Service, court, or regulator.
  • The way we need to charge for products or services.
  • Changes to the banking or financial services system.
23.2 For most changes, we will tell you two months in advance by email. If you reject the changes you can terminate the agreement by telling us at [email protected], at any time before the change takes effect. 23.3 We may make changes without advance notice where the change will benefit you and we will tell you about the change after.
24. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
24.1 The OpenPayd platform, our website (www.openpayd.com), API and all intellectual property rights contained within, including but not limited to any content, are owned or licenced by us. Intellectual property rights include rights such as: copyright, trademarks, domain names, design rights, database rights, patents, API and API instructions, and all other intellectual property rights of any kind whether or not they are registered or unregistered (anywhere in the world). We reserve all of our rights in any intellectual property in connection with this agreement. This means, for example, that we remain owners of them and free to use them as we see fit. 24.2 Nothing in our agreement grants you any legal rights in the OpenPayd platform, OpenPayd API or our website, other than as necessary to enable you to access the OpenPayd platform or API, which may include a non-exclusive licence. You agree not to adjust or try to circumvent or delete any notices contained on the OpenPayd platform (including any intellectual property notices) and, in particular, in any digital rights or other security embedded or contained within the OpenPayd platform, or to sub-licence any licence granted to you. 24.3 Other than as set out in these terms, no intellectual property rights of either party are transferred or licensed as a result of our agreement. 24.4 You agree:
  • Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our services,
  • Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
    • Any part of our services,
    • Any equipment or network on which the service are stored,
    • Any software used in the provision of our services; or
    • Any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party,
  • Not to reverse engineer or reverse compile any of the technology used to provide you with our services,
  • Not to use our services in such a way so as to remove the copyright or trademark notice(s) or otherwise damage our intellectual property rights
  • Not to do or say anything that would bring our services or us into disrepute, or
  • To notify us of any actual, threatened or suspected infringement of our intellectual property rights that you become aware of and take reasonable action as we may direct you in relation to such infringement.
25. DATA PROTECTION
25.1 Our Privacy Notice provides you with the information required by applicable data protection laws, including details on how we handle personal data about you, your clients, your directors and officers, authorised users and beneficial owners. 25.2 The Data Processing Agreement sets out the roles and responsibilities in respect of the personal data that relates to you and your clients, and any other personal data, shared or otherwise processed by the parties in connection with the OpenPayd Terms of Service and other specific terms.
26. CONFIDENTIALITY
26.1 We and you agree not to disclose to any third party any information that is confidential in nature concerning the other party and details of its affiliates, business, affairs, customers, suppliers, plans or strategy, including the terms of our agreement and related matters. 26.2 We and you may disclose confidential information:
  • Where necessary to perform our obligations under the agreement,
  • As required by applicable laws or order or any court, government or regulator,
  • That was already known or in the possession of the party receiving the information,
  • Is or becomes public knowledge without fault of the disclosing party, or
  • When disclosing to and co-operating with a regulator regarding any misconduct, wrongdoing or reportable breach of any regulatory requirement or any law enforcement agency regarding any crime.
27. ANNOUNCEMENTS
27.1 Unless you are a consumer, we shall have the right to use your name and trademark(s) publicly in a published listing of our customers, presentations, conversations with prospective or existing clients and any third parties, marketing campaigns and any other materials and correspondence. We shall own the copyrights to all marketing materials, success stories, case studies, technology solution descriptions and other related materials. 27.2 No other announcement or other public disclosure concerning this agreement or any of the matters contained in it shall be made by us or you without the prior written consent of the other party (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed), unless required by law, court, governmental, regulatory or supervisory authority. If required to make a public disclosure, the relevant party must consult with the other party prior to making such disclosure, and take into account all reasonable requirements of the other party as to the disclosure.
28. NON-SOLICITATION
28.1 This section does not apply if you are a consumer. 28.2 Neither party shall, during the term and for 6 months after termination of this agreement, directly or indirectly solicit or entice away or attempt to solicit or entice away any employee or customer of the other party. On breach of this provision, the breaching party shall pay the other party on demand, a sum equal to one year’s basic salary plus recruitment costs or the annual fees of the customer, without prejudice to any other rights the other party may have. 28.3 It will not breach this agreement to run a national advertising campaign open to all comers and not specifically targeted at any of the staff or the customers of the other party.
29. GENERAL
29.1 Transfer of rights: you may not transfer your rights under the agreement to any other person. We have the right to transfer any of our rights or obligations under the agreement to another company in the OpenPayd group. 29.2 No waiver: any delay by us or you to exercise any rights under this agreement will not affect any right to enforce those rights at any time. 29.3 Entire agreement: unless you are a consumer, the contract, including these terms, any additional service specific terms, your pricing agreement, our Privacy Notice and the Data Processing Agreement set out the entire understanding, and neither you nor we are relying on any statement made by the other which is not included in these documents. 29.4 No third-party rights: the agreement does not intend to confer any benefit on anyone other than you or us and no third party shall have the right to enforce this agreement under the Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise.
ANNEX
If you are not a consumer, micro-enterprise or small charity (as explained in section 12), the OpenPayd Terms of Service are amended so that:
  • If you are a customer of SettleGo Solutions Limited, none of the information requirement provisions of applicable payments legislation apply to the contract (Part 6 of the Payment Services Regulations 2017).
  • The two months’ notice of changes under section 23.2 won’t apply, instead we’ll tell you about a change to the contract at least two weeks before it takes effect.
  • If such charges are previously agreed with you, we may impose charges for fulfilling our obligations under the Payment Services Regulations 2017 or under the Central Bank of Malta Directive number 1 on Payment Services (as applicable).
  • Regulations 75 and 77 of the Payment Services Regulations 2017 and paragraph 48 of the CBM Directive No.1 do not apply. If you claim a payment was not authorised by you or not executed or initiated correctly, it will be for you to show this and to evidence that we must provide a refund or compensate you for losses related to the payment executed or initiated by us.
  • Regulations 79 and 80 of the Payment Services Regulations 2017 and paragraphs 52 and 53 of the CBM Directive No.1 do not apply in that we will not be obliged to refund you for any transactions initiated by or through a payee.
  • Regulation 92 of the Payment Services Regulations 2017 does not apply to this contract, in that we will not be responsible for incorrectly executed or late transactions initiated by you as payee.
  • Regulation 91 and 94 of the PSRs and paragraphs 47(1) and 64(1) to 64(5) of the CBM Directive no.1 does not apply insofar as, if we fail to execute or initiate a payment on time to the right recipient for the right amount, we will only refund the amount if we initiated the payment to the wrong recipient (and then only if you tell us about the problem within 60 days of it happening under section 18.2). Neither will we be responsible for any charges or interest you are required to pay as a result of our failure.
If there is a conflict between a provision in this Annex and any other provision in the Terms of Service, the provision in this section will apply.