There is no such thing as a cooling off period when customers sign up online or call to order a service
Cooling off periods only apply when you are solicited e.g door to door sales or someone approaching you see below for more information if any customers ask for more info.
By law, you have 10 business days to reconsider the contract (unsolicited consumer agreement). During this time you can cancel the contract without penalty. This is called the ‘cooling off’ period.
If the agreement was negotiated over the phone, the cooling off period begins on the first business day after you received the contract.
If the agreement was not negotiated over the phone, the cooling off period begins on the first business day after the contract was made (signed by both parties to the contract).
During the 10 business day cooling off period, the trader must not supply any goods or services or accept any payment from you. If the trader does supply goods or services during the cooling off period then these would be considered unsolicited supplies.
You may terminate an agreement up to three months after it is made (or after the contract is received, if the agreement is by phone) if the salesperson:
The period is extended to six months if a salesperson:
You may terminate an agreement orally or in writing. The termination date is considered to be the date on which notice of termination was given or sent/posted.
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