1.1 In these Terms the following definitions shall apply:
(a) Address: Your address as set out in the Order.
(b) Automatic Delivery Service: We operate two different automatic delivery services:
i) “Top-Up” where We top-up Your Tank in accordance with an agreed delivery cycle;
and ii) an estimated service where We top-up Your Tank based on estimation
(c) Event Outside Our Control: is defined in clause 10.2;
(d) Order: Your order for the Products and/or Services (which may be submitted verbally
or in writing);
(e) Products: the product that We are selling to You as set out in the Order
(f) Services: means i) the delivery of Products by Us (or a third party on Our behalf) to
You; ii) making the Products available for collection by You; iii) any other services
that We agree to provide to You as set out in an Order or contract;
(g) Tank: the storage tank provided by You at the Address.
(h) Terms: the terms and conditions set out in this document; and
(i) We/Our/Us: Compass Energy Limited (company number 11722522) with registered
office at 6 Drakes Meadow, Penny Lazne, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, SN3 3LL.
(j) You/Your: the person that makes an Order
1.2 When We use the words “writing” or “written” in these Terms, this will include e-mail
correspondence unless We say otherwise.
2.1 These are the terms and conditions on which We supply Products, or Services, or both
Products and Services, to You.
2.2 Please read these Terms carefully before submitting an Order to Us. If You are submitting
a written Order (by email or otherwise), please check that the Order is complete and
accurate, before You submit it. If You think that there is a mistake, please let Us know as
soon as possible.
2.3 When You submit the Order to Us, this does not mean We have accepted Your Order for
Products and/or Services. Our acceptance of the Order will take place as described in clause
2.4. If We are unable to supply You with the Products and/or Services, We will inform You
of this and We will not process the Order.
2.4 These Terms will become binding on You and Us when We inform You that We are able to
provide You with the Services or the Products or when We leave Our depot to deliver the
Products or commence provision of the Services (whichever is the earlier), at which point a
contract will come into existence between You and Us.
2.5 If any of these Terms conflict with any term of the Order, the Order will take priority.
2.6 We may provide You with a quotation for Goods and/or Services verbally or in writing and
a quotation is valid only on the same day as it is communicated to You provided that We do
not withdraw it (which We are entitled to do at any time).
3. CHANGES TO ORDER OR TERMS
3.1 We may revise these Terms from time to time and the latest version of these Terms will
appear on Our website at www.compassenergy.co.uk Where We provide you with Products
or Services in accordance with the monthly payment scheme, We shall not be required to
give you notice of changes to these Terms, as You have an opportunity to review these
Terms before each Order is placed.
3.2 If We accept You on the monthly payment scheme (in accordance with clause 16) We may
revise these Terms so that the changes take effect at the beginning of the next 12 month
period. In addition, We may revise these Terms from time to time during the current 12
month period in the case of the monthly payment scheme in the following circumstances:
(a) changes in how We accept payment from You; and
(b) changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements.
3.3 If We revise these Terms under clause 3.2, We will give You at least one month’s written
notice of any changes to these Terms before they take effect. You can choose to cancel the
contract in accordance with clause 11.3(c).
3.4 You may make a change to the Order for Products and/or Services at any time before We
despatch the Products or the start date for the Services by contacting Us. Where this means
a change in the total price of the Products and/or Services, We will notify You of the
amended price. You can choose to cancel the Order in accordance with clause 11 in these
3.5 If You wish to cancel an Order before it has been fulfilled, please see Your right to do so in
4. DELIVERY OF PRODUCTS
4.1 Occasionally Our delivery to You may be affected by an Event Outside Our Control. See
clause 10 for Our responsibilities when this happens. Please note that the sale of Products
is subject to considerable seasonal fluctuations in demand, particularly in the winter
months when demand increases and driving conditions can also be poor. Please take this
into account, order in good time and allow extra time for deliveries.
4.2 If You have asked to collect the Products from Our premises, You can collect the Products
from Us at any time as may be agreed with Us.
4.3 Delivery of Product shall be completed when it passes the inlet into Your Tank (for Product
delivered in bulk) or when Product is off-loaded from the delivery vehicle when We deliver
Products to the Address or when Products are collected by You (for packaged Product).
4.4 We will record the quantity of Product delivered to You and Our records will be conclusive
proof as to the date of delivery and the volume and type of Product delivered unless You
have evidence to the contrary. If You believe that Our record is incorrect then You must
notify Us in writing providing full details as soon as reasonably possible.
4.5 If no one is available at Your Address to take delivery, We will deliver Product where it is
possible for Us to access Your Tank and You agree that We shall be entitled to access Your
Address for this purpose.
4.6 If We are not able to deliver the whole of the Order at one time due to operational reasons,
We may deliver the Order in instalments. We will not charge You extra delivery costs for
this. Each instalment shall constitute a separate contract governed by these Terms. If We
are late delivering an instalment or one instalment is faulty, that will not entitle You to
cancel any other instalment.
4.7 The Products will be Your responsibility from completion of delivery or from when You
collect the Products from Us (as applicable).
4.8 You own the Products once We have received payment in full.
4.9 You must ensure that access is clear and available for Our delivery vehicles to reach the
Address and access the Tank safely. Please note that Our delivery vehicles are larger and
heavier than cars. You must notify Us of any issues relating to the safety or suitability of
the Tank before We commence delivery. Please note that there are health and safety issues
inherent in receiving and storing Products which are flammable and can be dangerous if
handled incorrectly and accordingly You must act with all due care and caution in relation
to the Products and receipt of the Services. It is a condition of sale of Products that You
will not permit smoking or naked lights nor electric or gas fires or radiators near to a Tank
or inlet pipe into which the delivery of Product is being made or a vent pipe connected to
such Tank. Where We supply Product which is not in accordance with an Automatic Delivery
Service, You shall ensure that there is sufficient storage capacity in Your Tank for the
quantity of Products ordered. At the time of delivery, You must indicate to Us the correct
fill point on Your Tank and please note that We are not responsible for dipping, checking or
testing Your Tanks. If You have any issues regarding the safety or suitability of Your Tank,
You must tell Us before We commence delivery.
4.10 If We are unable to deliver the ordered volume of Products for any reason (for example, if
We are unable to safely access Your Tank) and You have paid in advance, We will refund a
sum to You to reflect the actual volume of Product delivered. If We are unable to deliver
the ordered volume of Products because of Your act or omission (for example, there being
insufficient storage capacity in Your Tank), We reserve the right to charge You a failed
delivery charge which shall be a reasonable amount taking into account Our costs of
attempting to deliver Product.
5. SELLER’S WARRANTIES
5.1 We warrant that on delivery and for a reasonable period of time (being not less than 6
months from delivery in the case of gasoil and diesel and 12 months from delivery for all
other Products), the Products shall: i) be of satisfactory quality; ii) conform with any
description or specification We may have provided to You; iii) be fit for the purpose for
which they are intended. However, this warranty does not apply where any defect in the
Products arises from wilful damage, failure to follow instructions as to use and storage of
the Product, accident, negligence by You or any third party or if You alter or modify the
Products. Additionally We warrant that the Services shall be provided with reasonable care
5.2 As a consumer, You have legal rights in relation to Products that are faulty or not as
described. Advice about Your legal rights is available from Your local Citizens’ Advice Bureau
or Trading Standards office. Nothing in these Terms will affect these legal rights These
warranties are in addition to Your legal rights in relation to the Products that are faulty or
not as described.
6. PROVIDING SERVICES
6.1 Dates for the supply of the Services are estimates. We will make every effort to complete
the Services on time. However, there may be delays due to an Event Outside Our Control.
See clause 10 for Our responsibilities when an Event Outside Our Control happens.
6.2 We will not be liable for any delay or non-performance where You have not provided Us
with access to the Address. If you do not provide us with access to the Address we may
suspend the Services and We reserve the right to charge You a call out fee. If We suspend
the Services under this clause 6.2, You do not have to pay for the Services while they are
suspended, but this does not affect Your obligation to pay for any invoices We have already
6.3 If You do not pay Us for the Services when You are supposed to as set out in clause 8, We
may suspend the Services with immediate effect until You have paid Us the outstanding
amounts (except where You dispute an invoice under clause 8.6). We will contact You to
tell You this. This does not affect Our right to charge You interest under clause 8.5.
7. IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE SERVICES OR PRODUCT
7.1 In the unlikely event that there is any defect with the Services or Products:
(a) please contact Us and tell Us as soon as reasonably possible;
(b) please give Us a reasonable opportunity to investigate the defect; and
(c) We will use every effort to repair or fix the defect as soon as reasonably practicable
or to replace the defective Products (as appropriate).
You will not have to pay for Us to repair or fix a defect with the Services or Products
under this clause 7.1.
8. PRICE AND PAYMENT
8.1 The price of the Services will be the price notified to You (either verbally or in writing) at
the time We confirm Your Order. If no price is notified to You at that time, then the price
of the Products will be the price ruling on the date of delivery.
8.2 Our prices include VAT. However, if the rate of VAT changes between the date of the Order
and the date of delivery or performance, We will adjust the rate of VAT that You pay, unless
You have already paid for the Products and/or Services in full before the change in the rate
of VAT takes effect. We will also usually quote you a VAT exclusive unit price to aid
comparison with other suppliers.
8.3 The prices for the Products include delivery costs unless otherwise stated.
8.4 Unless We accept You on Our monthly payment scheme or You are ordering maintenance
services, You must make payment in advance by credit or debit card at the time of Order.
8.5 If You do not make any payment due to Us by the due date for payment, We may charge
interest to You on the overdue amount at the rate of 3% a year above the base lending rate
of the Bank of England from time to time or statutory interest (whichever is higher). This
interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until the date of actual payment of
the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. You must pay Us interest together
with any overdue amount.
8.6 However, if You dispute an invoice in good faith and contact Us to let Us know promptly
after You have received an invoice that You dispute it, clause 8.5 will not apply for the
period of the dispute.
9. OUR LIABILITY TO YOU
9.1 If We fail to comply with these Terms, We are responsible for loss or damage You suffer
that is a foreseeable result of Our breach of the Terms or Our negligence, but We are not
responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if
they were an obvious consequence of Our breach or if they were contemplated by You and
Us at the time We entered into this contract.
9.2 If We are delivering the Products and/or providing Services at Your Address, We will make
good any damage to Your property caused by Us in the course of such delivery or
performance. However, We are not responsible for the cost of repairing any pre-existing
faults or damage to Your Address that We discover in the course of delivery and/or
performance by Us.
9.3 Our Products and/or Services are for domestic and private use only. You agree not to use
the Products and/or Services for any commercial, business or re-sale purpose, and We have
no liability to You for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of
9.4 We do not exclude or limit in any way Our liability for:
(a) death or personal injury caused by Our negligence or the negligence of Our
employees, agents or subcontractors;
(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
(c) breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Products Act 1979 and by
section 2 of the Supply of Products and Services Act 1982 (title and quiet possession);
(d) breach of the terms implied by sections 13, 14 and 15 of the Sale of Products Act
1979 and sections 3, 4 and 5 of the Supply of Products and Services Act 1982
(description, satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and samples); and
(e) defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
10. EVENTS OUTSIDE OUR CONTROL
10.1 We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of,
any of Our obligations under these Terms that is caused by an Event Outside Our Control.
10.2 An Event Outside Our Control means any act or event beyond Our reasonable control,
including without limitation strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action, civil commotion,
riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not)
or threat or preparation for war, fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence,
pandemic, epidemic or other natural disaster, adverse weather causing dangerous driving
conditions for Our vehicles, inability to obtain product, equipment or transportation or
failure of public or private telecommunications networks.
10.3 If an Event Outside Our Control takes place that affects the performance of Our obligations
under these Terms:
(a) We will contact You as soon as reasonably possible to notify You; and
(b) Our obligations under these Terms will be suspended and the time for performance
of Our obligations will be extended for the duration of the Event Outside Our Control.
Where the Event Outside Our Control affects Our delivery of Products to You, We will
arrange a new delivery date with You after the Event Outside Our Control is over.
Where the Event Outside Our Control affects Our performance of Services to You, We
will restart the Services as soon as reasonably possible after the Event Outside Our
Control is over.
10.4 You may cancel the contract if an Event Outside Our Control takes place and You no longer
wish Us to provide the Products and/or Services. Please see Your cancellation rights under
clause 11. We will only cancel the contract if the Event Outside Our Control continues for
longer than 2 weeks in accordance with Our cancellation rights in clause 11.
11. YOUR RIGHTS TO CANCEL AND APPLICABLE REFUND
11.1 Before We begin to provide the Services or the Products are delivered, You have the
following rights to cancel an Order for Products and/or Services, including where You choose
to cancel because We are affected by an Event Outside Our Control or We change these
Terms under clause 3.2 to Your material disadvantage:
(a) You may cancel any Order for Products and/or Services at any time before Our vehicle
leaves Our depot or the start date for the Services by contacting Us.
(b) If You cancel an Order under clause 11.1(a) and You have made any payment in
advance for Services that have not been provided to You, or Products that have not
been delivered to You, We will refund these amounts to You.
(c) However, if You cancel an Order for Services under clause 11.1(a) and We have
already commenced provision of Services, You will pay Us any costs We reasonably
incurred in providing Services, and this charge will be deducted from any refund that
is due to You or, if no refund is due to You, invoiced to You. We will tell You what
these costs are when You contact Us. However, where You have cancelled an Order
because of Our failure to comply with these Terms (except where We have been
affected by an Event Outside Our Control), You do not have to make any payment to
(d) You may cancel any Order for Products at any time before We commence delivery of
the Product into Your Tank but if Your cancellation is received after Our vehicle has
already left Our depot, We may have to charge You the cost of delivery.
11.2 Once We have begun to provide the Services to You, You may cancel the contract for the
Services at any time by providing Us with at least 30 calendar days’ notice in writing. Any
advance payment You have made for Services that have not been provided will be refunded
11.3 Once We have begun to provide the Services to You, You may cancel the contract for
Services with immediate effect by giving Us written notice if:
(a) We break this contract in any material way and We do not correct or fix the situation
within 14 days of You asking Us to in writing;
(b) We go into liquidation or a receiver or an administrator is appointed over Our assets;
(c) We change these Terms under clause 3.2 to Your material disadvantage;
(d) We are affected by an Event Outside Our Control.
12. OUR RIGHTS TO CANCEL AND APPLICABLE REFUND
12.1 If We have to cancel an Order for Products and/or Services before the Services start or the
Products are delivered:
(a) We may have to cancel an Order before the start date for the Services or before the
Products are delivered, due to an Event Outside Our Control or the unavailability of
fuel or (in the case of Services) key personnel or key materials without which We
cannot provide the Services. We will promptly contact You if this happens.
(b) If We have to cancel an Order under clause 12.1(a) and You have made any payment
in advance for Services that have not been provided to You, or Products that have
not been delivered to You, We will refund these amounts to You.
(c) Where We have already started work on Your Order for Services by the time We have
to cancel under clause 12.1(a), We will not charge You anything and You will not have
to make any payment to Us.
12.2 Once We have begun to provide the Services to You, We may cancel the contract for the
Services at any time by providing You with at least 30 calendar days’ notice in writing. If
You have made any payment in advance for Services that have not been provided to You,
We will refund these amounts to You.
12.3 We may cancel the contract for Services at any time with immediate effect by giving You
written notice if:
(a) You do not pay Us when You are supposed to as set out in clause 8. This does not
affect Our right to charge You interest under clause 8.5; or
(b) You break the contract in any other material way and You do not correct or fix the
situation within 14 days of Us asking You to in writing.
13. INFORMATION ABOUT US AND HOW TO CONTACT US
13.1 We are a company registered in England and Wales. Our company registration number is
11722522. Our registered office is at 6 Drakes Meadow, Penny Lane, Swindon, Wiltshire,
England, SN3 3LL. Our registered VAT number is 312 1774 34.
13.2 If You have any questions or if You have any complaints, please contact Us. You can
contact Us by telephoning Us on 01432 381907 or by e-mailing Us at
13.3 If You wish to contact Us in writing, or if any clause in these Terms requires You to give Us
notice in writing (for example, to cancel the contract), You can send this to Us by e-mail,
by hand, or by pre-paid post to Openspace, Upper Interfields, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14
1UT, email@example.com We will confirm receipt of this by contacting You in
writing. If We have to contact You or give You notice in writing, We will do so by e-mail, by
hand, or by pre-paid post to the address You provide to Us in the Order.
14. HOW WE MAY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
14.1 We will use the personal information You provide to Us to:
(a) provide the Products and/or Services;
(b) process Your payment for such Products and/or Services; and
(c) inform You about similar products or services that We provide, but You may stop
receiving communications about these Products and/or Services at any time by
14.2 You agree that We may do the following in order to check your credit status, check your
identity, prevent fraud, prevent money laundering and for account management purposes:
(a) share Your personal information with credit reference agencies and credit insurance
providers in order to check your credit status and identity (and they may keep a
record of any search that we or they do).
(b) check on Your personal information including publicly available information such as
the electoral role and public asset registers.
14.3 We will not give Your personal data to any other third party except as described above.
15. AUTOMATIC DELIVERY SERVICE
15.1 If We have agreed to provide You with Our Automatic Delivery Service and We estimate that
You require Product, We shall schedule a delivery of Product to You.
15.2 Please note that, using Your selected method of Automatic Delivery Service, whilst We aim
to ensure that You do not run out of Product, We cannot guarantee that this will not happen
(particularly during times of high usage or during adverse weather events) and You should
regularly check the fuel level in Your Tank and contact Us if You believe that You are likely
to run out of Product.
15.3 If You run out of Product or think that You are likely to run out of Product, please contact
Us as soon as possible.
16. MONTHLY PAYMENT SCHEME
16.1 The monthly payment scheme enables You to pay a Monthly Payment for the supply of
Product for a 12 month period.
16.2 Based on information You provide to Us and any previous usage information We have for
You, We will estimate Your likely annual usage of Product. We will multiply this figure by
an estimated unit price and this estimated annual charge is then divided by 12 which
produces the ‘Monthly Payment’ by direct debit.
16.3 We will deduct the Monthly Payment each month by direct debit. Whenever We deliver
Product We will provide an invoice showing you the price charged. Every three months We
will send You a quarterly statement, giving You details of invoices for Product delivered and
Monthly Payments made. At the end of the 12 month period, We will send You a year end
statement, giving You details of invoices for Product delivered and the Monthly Payments
made. If there is a balance to pay, You will make such payment within 30 days unless You
choose another payment option offered to You. If Your account is in credit, the balance
will remain in Your account to be used against future purchases of Product. You may
request a full or partial refund of any credit balance on Your account at any time following
receipt of which We will arrange for a refund payment to be made to the bank account from
which Your direct debits are paid. Following such request, We may review Your account to
ensure that Your ongoing Monthly Payment is appropriate to Your anticipated usage and will
notify You if any changes are necessary.
16.4 If Your usage of Product or the estimated unit price of the Product is greater than
anticipated, We may revise the amount of Your Monthly Payment or request additional
payments to reconcile Your account at any time.
16.5 If a Monthly Payment is missed, if the direct debit is cancelled or if You do not make any
additional payments requested by Us in accordance with clause 16.4, We shall be entitled
to terminate the monthly payment scheme arrangement at which point the balance of Your
account shall become immediately payable by You.
16.6 If Your account is in credit and if We calculate that the credit balance is more than is
needed to support Your expected usage for the remainder of the 12 month period We may
(in our sole discretion) refund an appropriate amount directly to the bank account from
which Your direct debits are paid. We will inform You in writing once any such refund
payment is made and it will appear on Your quarterly and annual statements.
17. OTHER IMPORTANT TERMS
17.1 We may transfer Our rights and obligations under these Terms to another organisation, and
We will always notify You in writing if this happens, but this will not affect Your rights or
Our obligations under these Terms.
17.2 You may only transfer Your rights or Your obligations under these Terms to another person
if We agree in writing.
17.3 This contract is between You and Us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any
of its terms.
17.4 Each of the paragraphs of these Terms operates separately. If any court or relevant
authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining paragraphs will remain in
full force and effect.
17.5 If We fail to insist that You perform any of Your obligations under these Terms, or if We do
not enforce Our rights against You, or if We delay in doing so, that will not mean that We
have waived Our rights against You and will not mean that You do not have to comply with
those obligations. If We do waive a default by You, We will only do so in writing, and that
will not mean that We will automatically waive any later default by You.
17.6 These Terms are governed by English law. You and We both agree to submit to the nonexclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.