These terms and conditions apply to anyone signing up to the Liverpool City Region Collective Switching Scheme which includes people who sign up through the scheme website, email, telephone or by post.
Registered users: Any person who has signed up and submitted their details as interested in receiving information on collective gas and electricity deals negotiated through Liverpool City Region Collective Switching Scheme.
Collective buying: When a group of consumers come together to negotiate joint deals and offers; in this case, coming together to get better gas and electricity deals.
The lead partner: Energy Projects Plus is an independent not-for-profit organization and a registered environmental charity, formed in 1995.
Switching partner: energyhelpline is our switching partner. They will provide comparisons of electricity and gas offers already in the market and will be our agent to help us try to negotiate a good collective deal from energy suppliers. The will also assist individual customers in the process of switching once a Liverpool City Region Collective Switching Scheme deal is in place. energyhelpline is fully accredited to the Consumer Focus Confidence Code to compare energy for domestic consumers. energyhelpline is the trading name of Fundraising Innovations Ltd whose registered
address is at Friday Street Farm, Friday Street, East Sutton, Kent, ME17 3DD. UK Registered Company no. 04426857
1. General terms and conditions
1.1 Liverpool City Region Collective Switching Scheme offers customers the opportunity to register with us so that we can approach the energy market collectively. By joining together and negotiating as a group, we aim to get a better deal from the energy market on your behalf.
1.3 Accuracy of content. We aim to make the content of our website and scheme information leafets accurate and up to date. If you do find any inaccuracies or errors, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1.4 Accessibility. We want our website to be accessible for everyone. If you have a problem using the site we are keen to hear from you so we can sort it out. Please contact us at email@example.com if you have a problem.
2. Collective buying through Liverpool City Region Collective Switching Scheme
2.1 Liverpool City Region Collective Switching Scheme offers customers the opportunity to register with us so that we can approach the energy market collectively. By joining together and negotiating as a group, we aim to get a better deal from the energy market on your behalf.
2.2 There is no charge for registering or any obligation to accept any deals negotiated.
2.3 When we have enough people signed up we will work with our switching partners energyhelpine to negotiate with energy suppliers the best gas and electricity deals they are prepared to offer our customers. Liverpool City Region Collective Switching Scheme has no relationship with any existing energy supplier and will endeavour to select the deal(s) on the basis of whether they represent good value for customers. We will aim to be transparent about the selection process and basis of our decision. Our decision is likely to take customer service standards and flexibility of payment options into account as well as price.
2.4 Once we have negotiated a deal, we will get back in touch by email, post and/or phone to tell you more about the deal(s) we have negotiated and how much you could typically save each year and whether they include other benefits like cashbacks. We will also let you know how long you have to accept the offer.
2.5 At this point our specialist switching partner – energyhelpline – will need a little more information from you about your current gas and electricity tariffs, and usage over the last year. All that information is available through your fuel bills but you don’t need to provide it until you have seen the deal and decided you are potentially interested.
2.6 Based on your personal circumstances, energyhelpline will provide advice and guidance on whether the Liverpool City Region Collective Switching Scheme offer is right for you. But it is entirely your responsibility to check the details of the offer and verify that it is preferable to the contract you currently have for gas and/or electricity.
2.7 Whether you accept the offer or not is completely up to you. By registering with Liverpool City Region Collective Switching Scheme you are only requesting for an offer to be made to you and are in no way committing to accepting any offer that we send to you. We want to help you to save money and recognise that a deal(s) we negotiate may not be the best available for every specific household.
2.8 If you decide to switch your electricity and/or gas supply, the process will be facilitated by energyhelpine and the new agreement will be between you and the new supplier. Liverpool City Region Collective Switching Scheme is not an energy supply company and has no control over the switching process. Any problems with the switching process are the responsibility of your new and existing energy suppliers and Liverpool City Region Collective Switching Scheme will take no responsibility for resolving issues that may arise.
2.9 Liverpool City Region Collective Switching Scheme has been set up by Energy Projects Plus with support from Local Authorities. This has enabled us to develop and provide a free collective buying service for registered users. Income will be generated from selected energy supplier(s) who pay a commission for each customer who switches to them. This income is firstly used to cover the costs of administrating the switching process (i.e. energyhelpine costs) with any additional income set aside by the scheme partners to enable Liverpool City Region Collective Switching Scheme to run again in future.
2.10 If we do repeat the Liverpool City Region Collective Switching Scheme again in future, people already signed up would be actively asked if they wish to re-register. Those who have already switched supplier by accepting a previous Liverpool City Region Collective Switching Scheme deal may be ineligible to sign up again for a limited period of time.
2.11 Liverpool City Region Collective Switching Scheme reserves the right to remove registered users from our database should we think that they are bringing our scheme into disrepute or behaving in a manner which may undermine our efforts to achieve the best possible electricity and gas deals for the collective group.
3. Your responsibility
3.1 It is your responsibility to ensure that the details you supply when you register with Liverpool City Region Collective Switching Scheme are correct.
3.2 If you want to remove your details from our records you can unsubscribe at any time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us on 0800 043 0151.
3.3 It is your responsibility to check that offers made by Liverpool City Region Collective Switching Scheme suit your individual circumstances and will help you to save money.
3.4 You must not do anything that will disrupt or damage the website. We want you to link to the Liverpool City Region Collective Switching Scheme website, however when you do you must ensure that:
3.5 Links to our site open in a full window and never within a frame on your website without our prior written permission.
3.6 If we ask you to remove a link to our website you do so as soon as possible.
3.7 Any links you make are fair and reasonable and in no way damage the reputation of Liverpool City Region Collective Switching Scheme, its partners or other registered users
4. Limitation of liability
4.1 If we make a mistake we will do our best to put things right as soon as possible. Unfortunately, we will not be able to compensate you for any loss you may suffer as a result of:
- Any inaccuracy or mistake we make with the content on our website;
- Any parts of our website being unavailable or inaccessible;
- Your use of any organisation’s website that you can access from our website or mailing
- (including any purchase from that organisation and any use they make of the personal data
- you provide to them);
- The downloading of any material from any of our websites; and
- The content added to our websites by people using our interactive services.
5. Intellectual property rights
5.1 All the content, images, layout, coding and intellectual property of the website is owned by Energy Projects Plus as the lead partner for Liverpool City Region Collective Switching Scheme.
5.2 You are free to print and distribute the content of this website for the purpose of encouraging more people to register with Liverpool City Region Collective Switching Scheme, provided that you fully and clearly reference Liverpool City Region Collective Switching Scheme as the source.
6. Changes to Terms and Conditions
Liverpool City Region Collective Switching Scheme may change any of these terms and conditions at any time. The changed terms will normally take effect immediately upon publication. If we think the changes are substantive and likely to be important to you, we will tell you in advance.