From 1 September 2014 PPL licensees will be offered the opportunity to use Direct Debit to pay licence fees due under certain licences for broadcast or online transmission of sound recordings.
In order to choose to make payment by Direct Debit, the licensee must either complete the paper or online authorisation forms or provide authorisation to PPL via telephone by calling 020 7534 1394. By submitting the authorisation forms or completing the authorisation via telephone the licensee agrees to the terms below.
These conditions apply whenever PPL allows licensees to make payment by direct debit:
The offer applies only to the fees due under the specified licences and does not apply to any different licences.
The licensee’s provision of Direct Debit authorisation by submission of a paper or online mandate or by telephone is an offer by the licensee to enter into the Direct Debit arrangement, which may be accepted by PPL setting up the Direct Debit arrangement. No contract is formed until PPL sets up the arrangement.
The Direct Debit arrangement, including the timing of each payment, applies in lieu of the payment terms under the relevant licences. In all cases permission to use PPL’s repertoire will only be effective (on the terms set out in the relevant licence) once the application has been completed, the licensee has fully paid all licence fees and a receipted invoice has been issued by PPL.
Under no circumstances will a Direct Debit arrangement alter the licence fees or any other sums actually due under the terms of the relevant licences.
Under no circumstances will a Direct Debit arrangement alter any obligation to report or provide information under the terms of the relevant licences.
The timing of the licensee’s Direct Debit payment shall be set out in an advanced notice letter that will be sent to the licensee prior to the first payment being collected.
In the event of a first instance of a presentation of a Direct Debit payment failing due to insufficient funds in the customer’s account, payment will be re-presented on the next payment day date (1st, 8th, 15th or 22nd of each month) that falls at least seven working days after PPL is notified of the failure.
The Direct Debit arrangement shall automatically terminate with immediate effect upon the occurrence of any of the following events:
Termination of the relevant licence(s) covered by the arrangement;
More than one presentation of a Direct Debit payment failing due to insufficient funds in the customer’s account in respect of any given invoice;
Cancellation by the customer of Direct Debit payments while any fees remain outstanding; or
Provision of inaccurate account details or any other act by the customer that renders the bank account or the Direct Debit payment instruction obsolete or unusable;
PPL may, by notice, terminate the Direct Debit arrangement with immediate effect at any time following the occurrence of any of the following events:
Infringement of the copyright of PPL in any way; or
Breach by the licensee of any term of the relevant licences.
Upon termination of the Direct Debit arrangement the payment terms under the terms of the relevant licences shall immediately apply. For the avoidance of doubt all issued invoices covered by the Direct Debit arrangements but which have a due date under the terms of the relevant licences that has already passed will become due for immediate payment.
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