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CattleController – Terms of Service

Terms and Conditions of Service

Users of the CattleController Ltd (“CattleController”) web-site are required to agree with the following terms and conditions in order to make use of the CattleController service (“Service”) and/or access supplemental information (“Information”) on the site.

United Kingdom Jurisdiction

The Information and Service is designed for the use of cattle farmers in the United Kingdom. CattleController cannot be held responsible for users from any other jurisdiction who view the Information or make use of the Service in any other context.

Limitation of liability

CattleController undertakes to supply the Service as a record keeping aid to farmers. Many of these records are required by law and users are responsible for keeping regularly printed copies of their records. While CattleController aims to supply the highest level of service to its users, CattleController does not guarantee that the Service will be uninterrupted or error free and cannot be held liable for losses resulting from unavailability of the Service or inaccuracies in the Service.


You will be allocated a password on registration with the Service. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of that password. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that are processed or entered under your account. CattleController acts as though any communications it receives under your account name or name and/or password is sent by you. Please take steps to ensure the integrity of your account name and the limitation of use of your password.

Access Rights

  1. By agreeing to these Terms of Service, CattleController grants you the licence to make use of the Service to manage your own stock records.

  2. If you wish to use the Service to manage herd records on behalf of others, you may do so only by creating a separate account for each herd.

Your obligation to pay subscription fees

  1. The CattleController Service is offered on a subscription basis only. On registering, you agree to pay all subscriptions and fees that CattleController charges for the Service. These fees will commence after any period of free use specifically agreed between you and CattleController.

  2. Fees will paid by standing order monthly, in advance, for the following month’s Service.
  3. In the event of late or non-payment, your account will be suspended and you will be unable to log into the Service or access your stock records through either a web-browser or WAP phone.

  4. In the event of non-payment of your subscription, CattleController reserves the right to cancel your account and delete any stock data held in CattleController’s database.

Subscription Rates

  1. The current subscription rate is £10 + VAT per calendar month. This rate covers all aspects of the Service at the time of its launch.

  2. CattleController reserves the right to change the subscription rate in the future and to offer different parts of the Service at different rates as options (for example, to offer extended WAP access as a supplement to the main browser based service). CattleController will give you 1 month notice of any changes to the subscription rate.

Cattle Passport Applications and Movement Notifications

  1. CattleController will send Passport Applications and Cattle Movement data to the British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS) on your behalf if you instruct us to by clicking on the appropriate button on the screen. The data will be sent directly to the BCMS.

  2. You must read the Notes for Guidance about Cattle Passports available from the BCMS and at this web address:

  3. You understand that all Cattle Passports supplied from data transmitted by CattleController will be based on the information that you supply to CattleController. You also understand that any Cattle Passport issued for a domestic male bovine as a result of any passport applications will also serve as subsidy documents (CID/CDD) in relation to the Beef Special Premium Scheme (BSPS).

  4. You will not make any duplicate applications for Cattle Passports or CID/CDD documents.

  5. The information submitted to CattleController will be correct to the best of your knowledge.

  6. You agree that any inspector or veterinary inspector appointed by the appropriate Minister of local authority, accompanied by any person he considers neccessary, may enter your holding or holdings to check the accuracy of details submitted to CattleController. You will give all reasonable assistance to such persons.

  7. You must sign and return these Terms of Service before CattleController will activate your account for sending data to the BCMS.

Ability to Terminate Service

  1. You agree that CattleController may terminate your account and discard the data contained, at its sole discretion for any reason including, but not limited to, lack of use or if CattleController believes you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms of Service.

  2. CattleController may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Service with or without notice.

  3. In the event that your Service with CattleController terminates, CattleController will use commercially reasonable efforts to return your stock records to you electronically, in an appropriate format selected by CattleController, as promptly as is reasonably possible after such termination, provided you have complied with the Terms of Service and have paid in full all amounts owed to CattleController.

  4. You may terminate your account with CattleController at any time, provided you have paid in full all amounts owed to CattleController, by writing to

Links and Advertisers

CattleController has no control over the sites that it provides links to either as part of the Service or in the form of advertising. Your dealings with these sites, including payment and delivery of related goods and services and any other representations with such dealings are solely between you and the site in question.

CattleController Rights

The name CattleController, the Service supplied, and all content of the web-site, including these terms of service are copyright of CattleController Ltd.

© CattleController Ltd – July 5 2000


For a copy of the Terms of Service, pre-printed with your Registered Details to send back to CattleController:
click here.


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