Terms & Conditions

This agreement (the “Agreement”) applies to you as an executor or witness appointed by a testator using our mobile application (https://www.solon.app). This agreement is between you and Solon Tech Ltd. Your agreement to comply with and be bound by these Terms and Conditions is deemed to occur upon your acceptance of appointment and use of this mobile app and/or website (hereinafter referred to as the “platforms”). Please read these Terms and Conditions ("Terms", "Terms and Conditions") carefully before using any of our platforms provided by Solon ("us", "we", or "our"). In this Agreement “you” and “your” refer to executors/witnesses and prospective executors/witnesses. “We”, “company”, “us” and “us” refer to Solon and “Service” refers to the services provided by us. Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both you and Solon, or either you or Solon. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to the same. For the purpose of this agreement, the following words shall have this meaning; Testator: The user of our service(s). The person who wishes to make a will via the Solon Platform. Executor: The person named in the will to be entrusted with the responsibility of carrying out the testator’s instructions regarding their estates. Witness: The person who verifies or confirms that the will was legally and accurately signed by the testator with no duress or undue influence. Beneficiary: The person who has been named in the will to inherit the testator’s assets. All uses of our services are subject to this Agreement, which may be updated by Solon tech Ltd from time to time without prior notice to you. Any change of terms shall be binding and effective upon posting of the revised Agreement on our platforms. In addition to this Agreement, specific services or information contained on our platforms may be subject to additional posted terms or guidelines applicable to such services. All such terms or guidelines are hereby incorporated by reference into this Agreement. By using our platforms or any of our services, you agree to follow and be bound by these Terms of Services (the “Terms of Services”) and agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Unauthorized access
It is unlawful to attempt, gain unauthorized access to our platforms, servers, or any computer or database connected to these platforms. You must not attack our mobile app and/or website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities, and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use any of our platforms will cease immediately. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your mobile devices, computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to the use of our platforms or to you downloading any material posted on them or any links provided on them.
Age Restriction
As an appointed executor or a witness using our service, you are required to be at least 18 years of age. By agreeing to these Terms, accepting to be an executor or witness, and using our service, you represent that you of legal age as required under this agreement.
Your responsibility as an executor
  1. At the death of the testator, it is your responsibility as an executor to locate, read and understand the will. If you are unclear, it is important to discuss this with the testator or seek legal guidance, if the need arises.
  2. As an executor, you are responsible for the administration of the estate of the deceased. Estate is simply a word that means the assets and debts of the deceased. Very generally, administering the estate is the process of identifying the contents of the estate, collecting them together and then distributing them as closely as possible in line with the deceased’s wishes in his or her will.
  3. An executor may be required to appear in court on behalf of the estate, or in your capacity as an executor.
  4. As an executor, you must familiarise yourself with the testator’s asset including the location, details and other necessary information about such assets.
  5. You covenant to execute the will according to the intention of the testator.
  6. At the death of the testator, you must obtain proper valuations of all assets held by the testator at the date of death. Also, obtain accurate assessments of all debts and liabilities of testator at the date of death.
  7. Complete the inheritance tax returns based on the information obtained, pay any inheritance tax due, obtain a receipt if requested from HMRC and then apply to the Probate Registry for a grant of probate or of letters of administration. If unclear or unsure about the amount of tax, you must find legal advice on this matter.
  8. When the grant of probate or letters of administration is issued, collect in the assets of the deceased, pay the debts and liabilities of the estate, transfer particular assets to the beneficiaries, pay the relevant legacies and distribute the residue to the beneficiaries.
  9. You must ensure you are present when the will is signed to verify that the testator is the person who made the will and that all of the steps required for a valid will has been taken.
  10. You agree to follow and complete our online onboarding process which is required for you to perform your obligations under these terms.
  11. As a witness, you are required to sign the will once you have confirmed that the will was made by the testator.
  12. You warrant to take all reasonable care and skill in performing your obligations as an executor herein this agreement.
  13. Your responsibility as a witness
    1. You must ensure you are present when the will is signed to verify that the testator is the person who made the will and that all of the steps required for a valid will has been taken.
    2. As a witness, you are required to sign the will once you have confirmed that the will was made by the testator.
    3. You may be required to testify in court on behalf of the estate, or in your capacity as an executor.
    4. You agree to follow and complete our online onboarding process which is required for you to perform your obligations under these terms.
    5. You warrant to take all reasonable care and skill in performing your obligations as a witness herein this agreement.
    Change of Witness or Executor
    While you have been appointed by the testator as an executor or witness for its will, the testator may at its discretion terminate your appointment and re-appoint a new executor and/or witness. Should this occur, we will duly inform you of such termination. In the event of such termination, you shall cease to act as an executor or witness from thereon and must not divulge or disclose to any third party the content of the testator’s will. If at any point after your appointment and/or execution of the will you become unfit or incapable to fulfil your obligation as an executor or a witness, the testator shall have the right to terminate your appointment and re-appoint a new executor or witness. In the event that the testator is deemed unfit to make such a decision, at their express written approval, we shall appoint an executor or a witness on behalf of the testator.
    Confidentiality
    Confidential information (the "Confidential Information") refers to any data or information relating to the testator’s will company which would reasonably be considered to be proprietary to the testator such as but not limited to, accounting records, the name of the beneficiaries, testator’s assets, and other information that may be in the Will and where the release of that Confidential Information could reasonably be expected to cause harm to the testator or the beneficiary. As an executor or a witness, you agree that you will not disclose, divulge, reveal, report or use any Confidential Information which is in the testator’s will or have been expressly communicated to you by the testator (either verbally or in writing regarding the testator or his will). The obligations of confidentiality will apply until the will has been disclosed and the inheritance distributed to the testator’s beneficiaries. All written and oral information and material disclosed or provided by the testator either in his will or in-person is Confidential Information regardless of whether it was provided before or after the date of your appointment as a witness or executor or how it was provided by the testator.
    Intellectual Property
    Subject to other terms in these terms and conditions, all content included on our platforms, unless uploaded by other Users, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, icons, images, sound clips, video clips, data compilations, page layout, underlying code and software are the property of Solon, our affiliates or other relevant third parties. By continuing to use this website, you acknowledge that such material is protected by applicable intellectual property laws. You may not reproduce, copy, distribute, store or in any other fashion re-use material from these platforms (mobile application and website) unless otherwise indicated or unless given express written permission to do so by us.
    Links to Other Websites
    Our platforms may contain links to some websites or other mobile applications (hereinafter “links”). Unless expressly stated, these links are not under the control of Solon or that of our affiliates. We assume no responsibility for the content of such links or liability for any and all forms of loss or damage arising out of the use of them. The inclusion of a link to another website or mobile application on our platforms does not imply any endorsement of such links or those in control of them.
    Use of our Application
    When using our platforms and service(s), you shall act in accordance with the following rules:
    1. It is advised that submissions are made using the English language;
    2. The means by which you identify yourself must not violate these Terms and Conditions or any applicable laws;
    3. You must be polite to our staffs should you ever contact them. You shall not use any swear word or make any racist, offensive, sexist, threatening words towards them;
    4. You must not display, publish, copy, print, post, modify or otherwise use our platforms and the information contained therein for the benefit of any third party or website without our prior written consent;
    5. Any attempts to publish or send malicious content with the intent to compromise another member’s account or computer environment is strictly prohibited;
    6. You must not create a false identity on our platforms or misrepresent your identity. Your name, address and other information about you while may be kept anonymous, must be accurate and complete and may not be misleading or illegal;
    7. Use of any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other automated devices, process or means to access, retrieve, scrape, or index any portion of our platforms or its content is hereby prohibited;
    8. Use the application or application’s content to transmit any computer viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses or other items of a destructive nature (collectively, "Viruses");
    9. You must not perform fraudulent activities.
    Submission
    You may be required to submit certain information about yourself (which is protected by our privacy policy). By continuing to use this website, you represent and warrant that: all information you submit is accurate and truthful; you will keep this information accurate and up to date.
    License Agreement
    You hereby grant us the non-exclusive and non-transferable license to use the data/information provided for the purposes stated herein. You are granted a limited and non-exclusive licence to access and use the Solon mobile application software on compatible mobile devices or computers, subject to, and in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. The Software or mobile application cannot be sold, transferred, or used for any other commercial purposes. Solon and its licensors own and retain all rights and titles to the Software/Mobile Application and reserve any other rights not expressly granted to you by this Agreement. You must not use the software/mobile application for other purposes or uses not expressly stated by us.
    Termination
    The testator or Solon may terminate your appointment at any time if it is observed that you have breached any terms of this agreement or acted fraudulently. You will be notified by email and an explanation for the termination will be provided. Your appointment may also be terminated should you become unfit or incapable of performing your obligations herein these terms. Upon your termination for whatever reason, you shall cease to hold yourself as an executor or witness to the testator’s will.
    Our responsibilities/Warranties
    Your safety when using our platforms is paramount to us. Hence, all reasonable skill and care shall be taken to ensure your safety when using the mobile application and website. Please kindly note that whilst your security is paramount to us, remember that no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your transactions, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. We will do our best to maintain the operation of our platforms for the Service. However, it may be necessary to temporarily suspend Solon platforms from time-to-time for operational reasons (e.g. for repairs, planned maintenance or upgrades). We promise to restore the mobile application, website and its services as soon as reasonably possible after any suspension. If we cannot do what we have promised in these Terms because of something beyond our reasonable control (fire, internet glitch, hacks, an act of God, public or government orders, wars, or any other unforeseen and uncontrollable event), we will not be liable for this.
    Disclaimers
    We do not make any warranty or representation about your role either as an executor or a witness. Should you require any further assistance, kindly contact us on hello@solon.app. We advise that you seek legal guidance should you require clarification or your role or any legal assistance. Whilst we do our best to ensure the platforms (the Solon mobile application and website) are secure and free of errors, viruses and other malware, all users are advised to take responsibility for their security, details and computers. While we take all reasonable steps to provide our services to you, you understand that nothing on our platforms or information provided by us to you constitutes legal advice. The use of our mobile application and service and any reliance on any information provided shall be at your discretion and your own risk. Third-party websites with links from on our platforms have not been verified or reviewed by Solon. Except otherwise stated, use and access of such third-party websites are made at your own risk. If you observe or realise that you have become unfit or incapable of performing your obligation hereunder, you shall immediately notify Solon and the testator.
    Modification of Service and these Terms and Conditions
    Solon reserves the right to modify this mobile application/website, its Content or the terms and conditions therein at any time. You will be bound by any changes to the Terms and Conditions from the first time you use our platforms following such changes. If we are required by law to make any changes to these Terms and Conditions, these changes will apply automatically.
    Limitation of Liability
    To the maximum extent permitted by law, Solon accepts no liability for any direct or indirect loss or damage, foreseeable or otherwise, including any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of this website, any information contained therein or the use of our service. Users should be aware that they use the Solon mobile application and this website at their own risk. We accept no liability for any disruption or non-availability of our platforms resulting from external causes including, but not limited to, ISP equipment failure, host equipment failure, communications network failure, power failure, natural events, acts of war or legal restrictions and censorship. Unless it is caused by us and is reasonably foreseeable, we will generally not be liable for: any incorrect or inaccurate information provided by you when filling in any information on the Solon mobile application or website etc.; the infringement by you of any third-party Intellectual Property Rights; typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions on our platforms which we have the rights to correct at any time; any amount or kind of loss or damage due to viruses or other malicious software that may infect a user's mobile device, computer equipment, software, data or other property caused by user’s accessing, using or downloading our mobile application, or from transmissions via emails or attachments received from Solon or its licensees.
    Indemnification
    You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Solon, its employees, directors’ shareholders, from and against any and all claims, proceedings, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from:
    1. your use of and access to our mobile application or Services, including any data, information, email, and other content transmitted or received by you;
    2. your violation of any term or condition of this Agreement, including without limitation, your breach of any of the representations and warranties contained herein;
    3. your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any right of privacy or Intellectual Property Rights;
    4. your violation of any applicable law, rule or regulation;
    5. any fraudulent behaviour, wilful misconduct or gross negligence;
    6. any claims or proceedings brought against you, as a result of your role as an executor or as a witness.
    No Waiver
    Any default, delay or omission of any of the provisions of this Agreement by either Party will not be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or other provisions. We are entitled to still pursue any omitted or failed payment by you at any time.
    Severability
    In the event that any of the provisions of this Agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, all other provisions will nevertheless continue to be valid and enforceable with the invalid or unenforceable parts severed from the remainder of this Agreement.
    Resolving disputes
    Any dispute arising from this Agreement shall be resolved through mediation. If the dispute cannot be resolved through mediation, then the dispute will be resolved through binding arbitration conducted by an expert arbitrator as may be agreed upon by the parties. Any such mediation and arbitration fees shall be borne by the party bringing a claim.
    Law and Jurisdiction
    These terms and conditions and the relationship between you shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English laws and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
    Entire agreement
    These terms, the privacy policy, and any other agreement contained on our website or agreed by the parties constitute the entire agreement between you and Solon. How to contact us If you have any questions about our company’s Terms and Conditions, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us on hello@solon.app, or other contact details provided on our mobile application or website.