Legals

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Terms of business

1. Estimates and Expenses

The estimate is an indication of the charges likely to be incurred on the basis of the information and details we know at the date of estimate. While we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the estimate, the charges are liable to alteration particularly where third parties change their rates or charges.
We may not know the amount of third party charges in advance of the funeral, however we will give you a best estimate of such charges on the written estimate. The actual amount of the charges will be detailed and shown in the final account.
If you amend your instructions, we will require your written confirmation of the changes. We may need to make an extra charge in accordance with prices published in our current price list.
We will add VAT to our charges where applicable, and at the rate applicable when we prepare the invoice.

2. Payment Arrangements

We require a deposit to be paid which is the total amount of third party costs to date following the arrangements. We kindly request that this payment is made 3 working days prior to the funeral to allow
arrangements to proceed.
The final balance is due for payment within 30 days of our account, unless otherwise agreed by us in writing.
The final account is sent to you one week after the funeral.
The Simple Funeral, Direct Cremation and Direct Burial options must be paid in full 3 working days before the funeral.
If you fail to pay us in full on the due date we may charge you interest;
– at a rate of 4% above our Bank’s base rate from time to time in force;
– calculated (on a daily basis) from the date of our account until
payment;
– compounded on the first day of each month; and
– before and after any judgment (unless a court orders otherwise).
We may recover (under clause 3) the cost of taking legal action to
make you pay.

3. Indemnity

You are to indemnify us in full and hold us harmless from all expenses and liabilities we may incur (directly or indirectly including financing costs and including legal costs on a full indemnity basis) following any breach by you of any of your obligations under these Terms.
This means that you are liable to us for losses we incur because you do not comply with these terms, for example we will charge you an administration fee where we receive a cheque from you which is subsequently not honoured or if we write to remind you that an account is overdue. If we instruct debt
collection agents we may also recover the fees we incur from you. Further details regarding these fees are available on request. We may claim those losses from you at any time and if we have to take legal action we will ask the court to make you pay our legal costs.

4. Data Protection

Words shown in italics are defined in the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 (“the Regulations”).
We respect the confidential nature of the information given to us, and where you provide us with personal data (“data”) we will ensure that the data will be held securely, in confidence and processed for the purpose of carrying out our services unless you give us your express permission for use in our
marketing. In order to provide our services we may need to pass such data to third parties and those third parties, who are performing some of the services for you, may contact you directly. We will not pass your details to third parties for marketing purposes whatsoever.
Under the Regulations you have the right to know what data we hold on you and you can, by applying to us to in writing and paying a fee, receive copies of that data. When you sign the acceptance you are giving us permission to keep your details on record.

5. Cooling-Off Period

The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 may give you the right to terminate this agreement in the cooling-off period of fourteen days. If you wish the
performance of the agreement to which this right applies to commence before the end of the cooling-off period, you must sign the authority in the form which will be handed to you. In the event that you exercise the right to cancel this contract during the cooling-off period, you will be required to pay a reasonable amount for goods and services already supplied.

6. Termination

This agreement may also be terminated before the services are delivered: (1) by us if you fail to honour your obligations under these Terms and (2) by you communicating to us in writing, terminating your
instructions.
If we or you terminate your instructions you may, depending upon the reasons for terminations, be asked to pay a reasonable amount based upon the work carried out up to the time your termination is received.

7. Conduct

The National Association of Funeral Director’s Code of Practice requires that we provide a high quality service in all aspects. If however, you have any questions or concerns about the service we provide to you, please raise them in the first instance with our designated senior person.
If that does not resolve the problem to your satisfaction the National Association of Funeral Directors through the Funeral Arbitration Scheme (FAS) provides a low cost dispute resolution service, as an
alternative to legal action. You can contact the FAS at 618 Warwick Road, Solihull, West Midlands B91 1AA. The FAS, and how it can be accessed, is explained in the leaflet entitled “Your Right to Put It Right”
made available to you and on display on our premises. The FAS provides independent conciliation and arbitration through IDRS Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
All dates and times provided on the estimate cannot be guaranteed until final bookings are made and confirmed. Although we endeavour to provide a prompt and efficient service for you, there maybe instances where, because of circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to fulfil our obligations to you on the date or time specified. Where this is the case we will attempt to contact you in advance, and advise you of alternative arrangements.

8. Agreement

Your continuing instructions will amount to your continuing acceptance of these Terms of Business.
Your instructions will not create any right enforceable (by virtue of the Contracts Rights of Third Parties Act 1999) by any person not identified s our client.
If any of these terms are unenforceable as drafted:
– it will not affect the enforceability of any other of these Terms; and
– if it would be enforceable if amended, it will be treated as so amended.
Nothing in these terms restricts or limits our liability for death or personal injury.
This agreement is subject to English Law. If you decide to commence legal action, you may do so, in any appropriate UK Court.

Disclosure of interests

Thomas Greatorex & Sons is owned and managed by Jepson Funerals Limited,
29 Knowleston Place, Matlock DE4 3BU

Company Reg. No. 00670113 and the directors,
R B Jepson, Mrs J A Jepson, T E Jepson, H W Jepson and Mrs C E Parker.
Jepson Funerals Limited is a business club member of Challenge Derbyshire which
organizes events to raise funds for Ashgate Hospice, Blythe House Hospice and
Helens Trust.

The membership fee is £500.00 per annum.
There is no business or material financial interest in a price comparison website
There has been no material charitable donation to a third party
There has been no charitable contribution or payment of gratuity to a third party
There has been no material form of payment to a third party that does not relate to a cost incurred or a service provided by the third party on behalf of or to Jepson Funerals Limited

Privacy policy

Personal Data

Under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) personal data is defined as:

“any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”.

How we use your information

This privacy notice tells you how we will collect and use your personal data for provision of services, cookies, complaints etc.

Why do we need to collect and store personal data?

In order for us to provide you with a funeral service we need to collect personal data for the fulfilment of the contract and any related correspondence. In any event, we are committed to ensuring that the information we collect and use is appropriate for this purpose, and does not constitute an invasion of your privacy.

In terms of being contacted for marketing purposes we would contact you for separate consent.

Will we share your personal data with anyone else?

We may pass your personal data on to third-party service providers contracted to us in the course of dealing with you. Any third parties that we may share your data with are obliged to keep your details securely, and to use them only to fulfil the service they provide on behalf of ourselves. When they no longer need your data to fulfil this service, they will dispose of the details in line with our procedures. If we wish to pass your sensitive personal data onto a third party we will only do so once we have obtained your consent, unless we are legally required to do otherwise.

How will we use the personal data collected about you?

We will process (collect, store and use) the information you provide in a manner compatible with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will endeavour to keep your information accurate and up to date, and not keep it for longer than is necessary. We are required to retain information in accordance with the law, such as information needed for income tax and audit purposes. How long certain kinds of personal data should be kept may also be governed by specific business-sector requirements and agreed practices. Personal data may be held in addition to these periods depending on individual business needs.

Under what circumstances will we contact you?

Our aim is not to be intrusive, and we undertake not to ask irrelevant or unnecessary questions. Moreover, the information you provide will be subject to rigorous measures and procedures to minimise the risk of unauthorised access or disclosure.

Can I find out the personal data that the organisation holds about me?

We will at your request confirm what information we hold about you and how it is processed. If we do hold personal data about you, you can request the following information:

Identity and the contact details of the person or organisation that has determined how and why to process your data. In some cases, this will be a representative in the EU.
Contact details of the data protection officer, where applicable.
The purpose of the processing as well as the legal basis for processing.
If the processing is based on the legitimate interests of ourselves or a third party, information about those interests.
The categories of personal data collected, stored and processed.
Recipient(s) or categories of recipients that the data is/will be disclosed to.
How long the data will be stored.
Details of your rights to correct, erase, restrict or object to such processing.
Information about your right to withdraw consent at any time.
How to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.
Whether the provision of personal data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract, as well as whether you are obliged to provide the personal data and the possible consequences of failing to provide such data.
The source of personal data if it wasn’t collected directly from you.
Any details and information of automated decision making, such as profiling, and any meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and expected consequences of such processing.

Hidden

Terms of business

1. Estimates and Expenses

The estimate is an indication of the charges likely to be incurred on the basis of the information and details we know at the date of estimate. While we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the estimate, the charges are liable to alteration particularly where third parties change their rates or charges.
We may not know the amount of third party charges in advance of the funeral, however we will give you a best estimate of such charges on the written estimate. The actual amount of the charges will be detailed and shown in the final account.
If you amend your instructions, we will require your written confirmation of the changes. We may need to make an extra charge in accordance with prices published in our current price list.
We will add VAT to our charges where applicable, and at the rate applicable when we prepare the invoice.

2. Payment Arrangements

We require a deposit to be paid which is the total amount of third party costs to date following the arrangements. We kindly request that this payment is made 3 working days prior to the funeral to allow
arrangements to proceed.
The final balance is due for payment within 30 days of our account, unless otherwise agreed by us in writing.
The final account is sent to you one week after the funeral.
The Simple Funeral, Direct Cremation and Direct Burial options must be paid in full 3 working days before the funeral.
If you fail to pay us in full on the due date we may charge you interest;
– at a rate of 4% above our Bank’s base rate from time to time in force;
– calculated (on a daily basis) from the date of our account until
payment;
– compounded on the first day of each month; and
– before and after any judgment (unless a court orders otherwise).
We may recover (under clause 3) the cost of taking legal action to
make you pay.

3. Indemnity

You are to indemnify us in full and hold us harmless from all expenses and liabilities we may incur (directly or indirectly including financing costs and including legal costs on a full indemnity basis) following any breach by you of any of your obligations under these Terms.
This means that you are liable to us for losses we incur because you do not comply with these terms, for example we will charge you an administration fee where we receive a cheque from you which is subsequently not honoured or if we write to remind you that an account is overdue. If we instruct debt
collection agents we may also recover the fees we incur from you. Further details regarding these fees are available on request. We may claim those losses from you at any time and if we have to take legal action we will ask the court to make you pay our legal costs.

4. Data Protection

Words shown in italics are defined in the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 (“the Regulations”).
We respect the confidential nature of the information given to us, and where you provide us with personal data (“data”) we will ensure that the data will be held securely, in confidence and processed for the purpose of carrying out our services unless you give us your express permission for use in our
marketing. In order to provide our services we may need to pass such data to third parties and those third parties, who are performing some of the services for you, may contact you directly. We will not pass your details to third parties for marketing purposes whatsoever.
Under the Regulations you have the right to know what data we hold on you and you can, by applying to us to in writing and paying a fee, receive copies of that data. When you sign the acceptance you are giving us permission to keep your details on record.

5. Cooling-Off Period

The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 may give you the right to terminate this agreement in the cooling-off period of fourteen days. If you wish the
performance of the agreement to which this right applies to commence before the end of the cooling-off period, you must sign the authority in the form which will be handed to you. In the event that you exercise the right to cancel this contract during the cooling-off period, you will be required to pay a reasonable amount for goods and services already supplied.

6. Termination

This agreement may also be terminated before the services are delivered: (1) by us if you fail to honour your obligations under these Terms and (2) by you communicating to us in writing, terminating your
instructions.
If we or you terminate your instructions you may, depending upon the reasons for terminations, be asked to pay a reasonable amount based upon the work carried out up to the time your termination is received.

7. Conduct

The National Association of Funeral Director’s Code of Practice requires that we provide a high quality service in all aspects. If however, you have any questions or concerns about the service we provide to you, please raise them in the first instance with our designated senior person.
If that does not resolve the problem to your satisfaction the National Association of Funeral Directors through the Funeral Arbitration Scheme (FAS) provides a low cost dispute resolution service, as an
alternative to legal action. You can contact the FAS at 618 Warwick Road, Solihull, West Midlands B91 1AA. The FAS, and how it can be accessed, is explained in the leaflet entitled “Your Right to Put It Right”
made available to you and on display on our premises. The FAS provides independent conciliation and arbitration through IDRS Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
All dates and times provided on the estimate cannot be guaranteed until final bookings are made and confirmed. Although we endeavour to provide a prompt and efficient service for you, there maybe instances where, because of circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to fulfil our obligations to you on the date or time specified. Where this is the case we will attempt to contact you in advance, and advise you of alternative arrangements.

8. Agreement

Your continuing instructions will amount to your continuing acceptance of these Terms of Business.
Your instructions will not create any right enforceable (by virtue of the Contracts Rights of Third Parties Act 1999) by any person not identified s our client.
If any of these terms are unenforceable as drafted:
– it will not affect the enforceability of any other of these Terms; and
– if it would be enforceable if amended, it will be treated as so amended.
Nothing in these terms restricts or limits our liability for death or personal injury.
This agreement is subject to English Law. If you decide to commence legal action, you may do so, in any appropriate UK Court.

Disclosure of interests

Thomas Greatorex & Sons is owned and managed by Jepson Funerals Limited,
29 Knowleston Place, Matlock DE4 3BU

Company Reg. No. 00670113 and the directors,
R B Jepson, Mrs J A Jepson, T E Jepson, H W Jepson and Mrs C E Parker.
Jepson Funerals Limited is a business club member of Challenge Derbyshire which
organizes events to raise funds for Ashgate Hospice, Blythe House Hospice and
Helens Trust.

The membership fee is £500.00 per annum.
There is no business or material financial interest in a price comparison website
There has been no material charitable donation to a third party
There has been no charitable contribution or payment of gratuity to a third party
There has been no material form of payment to a third party that does not relate to a cost incurred or a service provided by the third party on behalf of or to Jepson Funerals Limited

Privacy policy

Personal Data

Under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) personal data is defined as:

“any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”.

How we use your information

This privacy notice tells you how we will collect and use your personal data for provision of services, cookies, complaints etc.

Why do we need to collect and store personal data?

In order for us to provide you with a funeral service we need to collect personal data for the fulfilment of the contract and any related correspondence. In any event, we are committed to ensuring that the information we collect and use is appropriate for this purpose, and does not constitute an invasion of your privacy.

In terms of being contacted for marketing purposes we would contact you for separate consent.

Will we share your personal data with anyone else?

We may pass your personal data on to third-party service providers contracted to us in the course of dealing with you. Any third parties that we may share your data with are obliged to keep your details securely, and to use them only to fulfil the service they provide on behalf of ourselves. When they no longer need your data to fulfil this service, they will dispose of the details in line with our procedures. If we wish to pass your sensitive personal data onto a third party we will only do so once we have obtained your consent, unless we are legally required to do otherwise.

How will we use the personal data collected about you?

We will process (collect, store and use) the information you provide in a manner compatible with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will endeavour to keep your information accurate and up to date, and not keep it for longer than is necessary. We are required to retain information in accordance with the law, such as information needed for income tax and audit purposes. How long certain kinds of personal data should be kept may also be governed by specific business-sector requirements and agreed practices. Personal data may be held in addition to these periods depending on individual business needs.

Under what circumstances will we contact you?

Our aim is not to be intrusive, and we undertake not to ask irrelevant or unnecessary questions. Moreover, the information you provide will be subject to rigorous measures and procedures to minimise the risk of unauthorised access or disclosure.

Can I find out the personal data that the organisation holds about me?

We will at your request confirm what information we hold about you and how it is processed. If we do hold personal data about you, you can request the following information:

Identity and the contact details of the person or organisation that has determined how and why to process your data. In some cases, this will be a representative in the EU.
Contact details of the data protection officer, where applicable.
The purpose of the processing as well as the legal basis for processing.
If the processing is based on the legitimate interests of ourselves or a third party, information about those interests.
The categories of personal data collected, stored and processed.
Recipient(s) or categories of recipients that the data is/will be disclosed to.
How long the data will be stored.
Details of your rights to correct, erase, restrict or object to such processing.
Information about your right to withdraw consent at any time.
How to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.
Whether the provision of personal data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract, as well as whether you are obliged to provide the personal data and the possible consequences of failing to provide such data.
The source of personal data if it wasn’t collected directly from you.
Any details and information of automated decision making, such as profiling, and any meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and expected consequences of such processing.

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Feel free to call us at anytime, for whatever reason

Call us on: 01629 582470

Testimonials

What our families say

Thank you so much for looking after us and organising Rod’s funeral.
You made the days before and the actual day more bearable.
A situation we weren’t expecting, your calm presence helped us through, especially me

Margaret & family

Testimonials

What our families say

Thank you so much for looking after us and organising Rod’s funeral.
You made the days before and the actual day more bearable.
A situation we weren’t expecting, your calm presence helped us through, especially me

Margaret & family