Animal Friends Insurance - Your Ethical Choice Your Complete Guide to Your Superior & Superior Plus Pet Policy

 
Animal Friends Insurance - Your Ethical Choice Your Complete Guide to Your Superior & Superior Plus Pet Policy
Animal Friends Insurance
Your Ethical Choice

Your Complete Guide to Your Superior
& Superior Plus Pet Policy
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                                                                                                                 Contents
   Policy Booklet Effective Date:                                                                                           Your Policy Summary                                              4

   19th May 2014                                                                                                            Your Policy Wording                                              10
                                                                                                                                   Definitions                                               10
                                                                                                                                   Section 1: Vet Fees                                       12
Thank you for choosing to insure your companion with Animal Friends Insurance Services
Limited, underwritten by Red Sands Insurance Company (Europe) Limited.                                                             Section 2: Death of Dog or Cat From Accident or Illness   16

Animal Friends was founded in 1998 with the sole aim of providing pet insurance as a means                                         Section 3: Loss by Theft or Straying                      18
to help support animal welfare charities. The company’s ethos, aims and values have enabled
                                                                                                                                   Section 4: Advertising and Reward                         19
us to become one of the UK’s leading pet insurance specialists.
                                                                                                                                   Section 5: Public Liability                               20
As pet lovers we hope that you do not have a reason to make a claim. However, in the event
that you do, you can be assured you will receive an excellent and understanding service from                                       Section 6: Emergency Boarding Kennel/Cattery Fees         22
our specialist team of claims assessors.
                                                                                                                                   Section 7: Holiday Cover                                  23
It is important to read your policy documents carefully to ensure that the information is                                          Section 8: Holiday Cancellation Cover                     25
correct and the cover is exactly what you need; please particularly note any general or
specific exclusions that have been applied to your policy.                                                                         Section 9: Dog Walker                                     26

If there is anything that requires amending or you need further assistance, then please                                            Section 10: General Conditions                            27
do not hesitate to contact one of our friendly and dedicated team on 0844 55 70 300.                                               Section 11: General Exclusions                            29
                                                                                                                                   Section 12: Cancellation Rights                           31
                                                                                                                                   Section 13: Other Information                             32
                                                                                                                                   Section 14: Making a Claim                                34
                                                                                                                                   Section 15: Complaints Procedure                          35

Elaine Fairfax                                                                                                              Terms of Business                                                36

Founder and Managing Director                                                                                              Step by Step Guide to Making a Claim                             46
Animal Friends
Insurance Services Ltd.

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Your Policy Summary                                                                                                                        What is                          What is not Covered?                                 Policy           Page
                                                                                                                                          Covered?                  Significant Exclusions or Limitations.                       Limits            Ref
Animal Friends Insurance is underwritten by Red Sands Insurance Company (Europe) Ltd.
                                                                                                                                   Death, Theft or                Death
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Superior                 p.16/17
This policy is a fixed-term contract of insurance that provides cover for the cost of vet
                                                                                                                                   Straying                         •     Death as a result of any pre-existing
treatment required by your pet along with additional cover. You may need to review and                                                                                    condition(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Maximum Benefit Limit
                                                                                                                                   We will provide cover for;                                                           £750.
update the cover provided by your policy periodically to ensure it remains adequate                                                                                 •     Death due to illness of your pet aged 8
for your pet.                                                                                                                      A percentage of the market
                                                                                                                                                                          years or older.                               Superior Plus
                                                                                                                                   value, purchase price or
                                                                                                                                                                    •     Any claim if your pet dies from any           Maximum Benefit Limit
By applying for this policy, you confirm that you meet the minimum inception criteria                                              the amount specified in
                                                                                                                                                                          accident or injury that occurred              £1,000.
                                                                                                                                   your schedule, up to the
outlined in this document and that your demands and needs for veterinary cover are met by                                                                                 within the first 5 days of the policy
                                                                                                                                   maximum benefit limit ,                commencement date.
the features and benefits of this policy, now and in the future.                                                                   if your pet dies, is lost or
                                                                                                                                                                    •     Any claim if you or your vet notices
The following table provides a summary of the key policy features and benefits and any                                             stolen.                                changes in your pet’s health or
                                                                                                                                                                          behaviour within the first 14 days of the
significant limits or exclusions. For full policy details and our full terms and conditions,                                       (NB: If we pay a claim for             commencement date and your pet dies
please read your policy wording.                                                                                                   your lost or stolen pet we             as a result.
                                                                                                                                   will cancel your policy with
                                                                                                                                                                    •     Losses arising as a result of your pet
                                                                                                                                   effect from the date we                undergoing organ/tissue transplants.
         What is                          What is not Covered?                                 Policy                Page          pay the claim. No refund of
                                                                                                                                                                    •     Euthanasia due to behavioural or for
        Covered?                     Significant Exclusions or Limitations                     Limits                 Ref          premium will be due).
                                                                                                                                                                          fiscal reasons.
                                                                                                                                                                  Theft or Straying
 Vet Fees                        •     Any treatment exceeding your                  Superior                       p.12/13/
                                       condition limit.                              Annual Condition Limit          14/15                                          •     Any claim where your pet has been
 We will provide cover for;
                                                                                                                                                                          missing for less than 45 days.
                                 •     Any claim or costs for or relating to a       £2,000.
 All reasonable costs for
                                       pre-existing condition(s) or for an                                                                                          •     If we pay a claim for theft or straying we
 treatment of your pet by                                                            (With an inner limit of
                                       accident, injury or illness that first                                                                                             will cancel your policy with effect from
 a vet due to accident,                showed clinical signs at any time before      £500 for complementary                                                               the date we pay the claim. No refund of
 illness or disease up to the          the commencement date of the policy or        medicine).                                                                           premium will be due.
                                       within 14 days of the commencement date.
 maximum limit as specified
                                 •     Any accident or injury affecting the
                                                                                     Superior Plus                                                                  •     Theft that does not involve forcible or
 in your schedule.                                                                                                                                                        violent entry into a secured area.
                                       Cruciate ligament within 14 days of the       Annual Condition Limit
 (NB: Cover is provided for            commencement date.
                                                                                     £4,000.
 the lifetime that your policy   •     Any accident or injury that occurs within     (With an inner limit of                       Advertising and                  •     Any claim if your pet goes missing            Superior                    p.19
 is in force).                         5 days of the commencement date.
                                                                                     £500 for complementary                        Reward                                 within the first 14 days of the               Maximum Benefit Limit
                                 •     Any claim which is not notified within        medicine).                                                                           commencement date.                            £200.
                                                                                                                                   We will provide cover for;
                                       90 days of the treatment.
                                                                                     The following are deducted
                                 •     Costs for cosmetic, elective, routine or
                                                                                                                                   The cost towards                 •     Your pet must be missing for at least 48      Superior Plus
                                                                                     per claim;                                    advertising and reward                 hours before a claim can be made.
                                       preventative, treatments, examinations,                                                                                                                                          Maximum Benefit Limit
                                       vaccinations, spaying, castration, breeding   Excess                                        for your lost pet up to a
                                                                                                                                                                    •     The amount of the reward can be no            £200.
                                       and any claims as a result of any                                                           maximum of £200.
                                       of these procedures.                          An excess is payable for                                                             more than purchase price paid for
                                                                                     each condition where the                                                             your pet.
                                 •     Losses arising as a result of your pet
                                                                                     Treatment dates fall within
                                       undergoing organ/tissue transplants.
                                                                                     different policy years.                                                        •     Any claim caused by an immediate family
                                 •     Any dental or gum treatment.                                                                                                       member, relative or someone you know
                                                                                     Co-Payment
                                                                                                                                                                          being responsible for the loss of your pet.
                                 •     Any costs for out-of-hours fees
                                                                                     A co-payment is payable
                                       unless required to prevent a life
                                                                                     for Dogs aged 8 years and                                                      •     Any advertising costs which are not
                                       endangering condition.
                                                                                     older and for cats aged 10                                                           supported by original receipts.
                                 •     Costs arising from any vicious tendencies
                                                                                     years and older.
                                       or behaviour problems shown by your pet.                                                                                     •     Any claim for a reward by an immediate
                                                                                     Please refer to your                                                                 family member, relative, employee or
                                 •     Any claims as a result of a notifiable
                                       disease e.g. rabies.                          schedule for the excess                                                              someone you know.
                                                                                     and co-payments
                                 •     The cost of any food.
                                                                                     applicable for each claim.

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What is                      What is not Covered?                                  Policy                   Page               What is                       What is not Covered?                               Policy           Page
       Covered?                Significant Exclusions or Limitations.                      Limits                    Ref              Covered?                 Significant Exclusions or Limitations.                   Limits            Ref
                                                                                                                   p.20/21                                                                                                                p.25
Public Liability               •   Costs for criminal proceedings               Superior                                       Holiday                         •   Costs for any non-life saving operations.   Superior
                                   against you.
We will provide cover for;                                                      Maximum Benefit Limit                          Cancellation                    •   Costs for any holiday booked less than      Maximum Benefit Limit
                               •   If the claimant is a person who lives with                                                                                      28 days before you leave.
Third party death, injury or                                                    £1.5 million.                                  We will provide cover for;                                                      £1,000.
                                   you, an immediate family member or
                                   your employee.                                                                                                              •   Any costs for anyone else that is on
property damage as a result                                                     Superior Plus                                  The cancellation or                 holiday with you.                           Superior Plus
of an accident involving       •   Any fines, compensation or costs                                                            curtailment of your holiday
                                                                                Maximum Benefit Limit                                                                                                          Maximum Benefit Limit
your pet where you are             following your prosecution.                                                                 where your pet needs Life-
                                                                                £1.75 million.                                                                                                                 £1,500.
found legally liable.                                                                                                          saving surgery following an
                               •   Any claim resulting from your
                                                                                Excess
                                   occupation, profession or business.                                                         accident or illness within 14
                                                                                An excess of £250 is payable                   days of your holiday.
                               •   If you are legally liable because of the
                                   contract you have entered into.              for property damage claims.

                               •   Costs arising from any vicious tendencies
                                   or behavioural problems shown by
                                   your pet and you have not followed a
                                   behaviour modification programme.                                                                                                                                                                      p.26
                                                                                                                               Dog Walker                      •   Any costs from you or your partner as a     Superior
                               •   Loss or damage to property as a result of                                                                                       result of being pregnant, giving birth or
                                                                                                                               We will provide cover for;                                                      Maximum Benefit Limit
                                   your pet’s interaction with other animals                                                                                       any treatment that is not as a result of
                                   or worrying livestock.                                                                      A professional dog walker                                                       £100.
                                                                                                                                                                   any injury or illness.
                                                                                                                               in the event that you suffer                                                    Superior Plus
                                                                                                                               injury and are hospitalised
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Maximum Benefit Limit
Emergency                      •   Any amount if the boarding kennels/          Superior                             p.22      for more than 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                               £100.
                                   cattery/pet minding business are                                                            consecutive days and if no
Boarding                                                                        Maximum Benefit Limit £750.
                                   not licenced.                                                                               immediate family member
Kennel/ Cattery                                                                 Superior Plus                                  can look after your dog.
Fees                           •   Any hospitalisation that could reasonably
                                   be expected or foreseen at the time you      Maximum Benefit Limit
We will provide cover for;                                                      £1,000.
                                   took out or renewed this policy and any
The cost of boarding               potentially recurring medical condition
your pet should You                that you already have.
have to spend more than
4 consecutive days in
hospital.

                                                                                                                   p.23/24
Holiday Cover                  •   A maximum of 3 trips per policy period.      Superior
                                   No trip should exceed more than
We will provide cover for;                                                      Maximum Benefit Limit
                                   30 days.
Emergency vet treatment                                                         £2,000.
                               •   Any costs if the holiday was arranged to
abroad.                                                                         Superior Plus
                                   get treatment abroad.
                                                                                Maximum Benefit Limit
                               •   Cover is restricted to only those            £2,000.
                                   countries in the UK Governments Pet
                                   Travel Scheme.

                               •   Those exclusions shown under the vet
                                   fees section.

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What happens if I take out cover and then change my mind?                                                          Who is the Administrator?
(Please refer to section 12 of the policy wording)                                                                 Our administrator, Animal Friends Insurance Services Limited, is authorised and regulated by
If AFI receives your written request to cancel this policy within 14 days of the commencement                      the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA registered no: 307858). Animal Friends Insurance Services
date, then, if you have not made a claim, we will give you a full refund of any premium you have                   Limited, Animal Friends House, No. 1 The Crescent, Sun Rise Way, Amesbury, Wiltshire, SP4 7QA.
paid less any applicable taxes or duties payable.                                                                  email: info@animalfriends.co.uk Tel: 0844 55 70 300 Fax 0844 55 71 244.
If you wish to cancel after 14 days of the commencement date and you have not made a claim                         Other Important Information
you can cancel at any time and will be entitled to the return of the unexpired portion
of your premium. However, we will deduct the reasonable cost of setting up and administering                       Relevant United Kingdom law will apply to the policy and the relevant courts of the United
this policy. Please note if a claim has been submitted or is pending,                                              Kingdom will have exclusive jurisdiction unless you have asked for another law and we have
we will not refund any premium.                                                                                    agreed to this in writing before the commencement date.

How do you make a claim? (Please refer to section 14 of the policy wording)                                        In accordance with the Equality Act 2010 we are able to provide, upon request, a textphone
                                                                                                                   facility, audio tapes and large print documentation. Please advise us if you require any of these
On the happening of any accident, illness, loss, destruction or damage giving rise or likely                       services to be provided so that we can communicate in an appropriate manner.
to give rise to a claim under this policy, you must either: download a claim form from
www.animalfriends.org.uk; or contact AFI by email on claims@animalfriends.co.uk
or telephone on 0844 55 70 300 (option 2) and request AFI to send you a claim form.
Full instructions of how to complete the claim form will be provided. Completed claim forms
must be posted to; AFI at Animal Friends House, No.1 The Crescent, Sun Rise Way, Amesbury,
Wiltshire, SP4 7QA.

How do you complain? (Please refer to section 15 of the policy wording)
If you are unhappy with the level of service you have received please write to the;
Customer Liaison Department at AFI, Animal Friends House, No. 1 The Crescent, Sun Rise Way,
Amesbury, Wiltshire, SP4 7QA or complaints@animalfriends.co.uk or 0844 55 70 300.
If you do not receive satisfaction through our internal procedures, and we have issued you with
a final response, you can then refer your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS).
Their address is: South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London, E14 9SR or they can be contacted
on 0845 080 1800.

Would I receive any compensation if the Insurer were unable to meet its liabilities?
(Please refer to section 13 of the policy wording)
If we are unable to meet our liabilities you may be entitled to compensation under the Financial
Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). Further information about compensation scheme
arrangements is available at www.fscs.org.uk, by emailing enquiries@fscs.org.uk
or by phoning the FSCS on 0207 7741 4100.

Who is the Insurer?
This scheme is underwritten by Red Sands Insurance Company (Europe) Limited (Red Sands),
registered in Gibraltar under number 87598, registered office at Level 3, Ocean Village Business
Centre, 23 Ocean Village Promenade, Gibraltar.
Red Sands is licensed and regulated by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission under
the Insurance Companies Act 1987 of Gibraltar and is a member of the Financial Services
Compensation Scheme (FSCS) and the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

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Your Policy Wording: Definitions

Your Policy Wording
Definitions

When Interpreting This Policy:
• References to the singular include the plural and vice versa, and to the masculine include                           Pre-existing condition means:
the feminine and vice versa • monetary references are in UK pounds sterling. • certain words
                                                                                                                         •         any condition, symptom or sign of a condition occurring or existing in any form and
and expressions used in this policy have a specific meaning.
                                                                                                                       		          at any time prior to the commencement date; or
The following words will have the meanings described below wherever they appear in this
                                                                                                                         •         any illness, symptom or sign of an illness occurring or existing in any form during
document.
                                                                                                                       		          the first 14 days of the commencement date.
Accident means a sudden, unforeseen, and unintended event causing injury to your pet.
                                                                                                                       Treatment means any examination, consultation, advice, tests, x-rays, slides, ultrasound,
AFI means Animal Friends Insurance Services Limited, who is the administrator for all sections of                      MRI, medication, surgery or nursing care provided by a vet practice or member of a
this policy and whose registered office is situated at Animal Friends House, No.1 The Crescent,                        professional organisation acting under their direction.
Sun Rise Way, Amesbury, Wiltshire SP4 7QA.
                                                                                                                       Vet means a current qualified member of the Royal College of Vet Surgeons. For treatment
Behavioural condition means a change in the normal behaviour of your pet that signals                                  outside the UK, Isle of Man or the Channel Islands, a person registered to practice vet
your pet is experiencing a negative emotional state.                                                                   surgery in the country treatment is administered.
Commencement date means the date and time when cover first starts as noted                                             Vet fees means reasonable, customary and essential fees typically charged by a vet
on your schedule.                                                                                                      in the provision of treatment.
Condition means any injury sustained during, or resulting from, a single accident or any                               We, our, us means Red Sands Insurance Company (Europe) Limited whose registered office
manifestation of an illness having the same diagnostic classification or resulting from the same                       is situated at Level 3, Ocean Village Business Centre, 23 Ocean Village Promenade, Gibraltar
disease process regardless of the number of incidents or areas of your pet’s body affected.                            and is registered in Gibraltar under company registration number 87598.
End date means the date on which this policy ends, which will be the earliest of the following:                        You, your means the person named as the policy owner on your schedule.
      •    the date your pet dies, is lost or is stolen;
      •    the expiry of the current policy period;
      •    if you fail to renew this policy;
      •    we choose not to renew this policy for whatever reason;
      •    if all of your premiums are not up to date;
      •    the date you cancel this policy;
      •    the date we cancel this policy for a valid reason.

Excess is the amount you pay towards a claim under the Vet fees and Public liability sections of
cover and as specified on your schedule.
Illness means sickness, disease, infection or any change in your pet’s normal healthy state
which is not caused by injury.
Injury means damage to one or more parts of your pet’s body as a result of an accidental cause.

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Section 1: Vet Fees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Section 1: Vet Fees

Section 1
Vet Fees

1.1        Cover                                                                                                                               Where there is a dispute we will pay only those vet fees deemed reasonable
                                                                                                                                               and essential by our vet advisor. In addition we reserve the right to pay only
           We pay up to the benefit amount as specified in your schedule for costs or treatment                                                up to a 100% mark-up on vet medicines inclusive of any dispensing fee
           recommended and administered by a vet, for your pet, as a result of an illness or injury                                            charged by your vet.
           subject to the applicable policy limits, excess and if applicable depending
           on your pets age, a co-payment.                                                                              1.2.2                  If total vet fees appear likely to exceed £1,000 you must notify AFI
                                                                                                                      		                       immediately for pre-authorisation. Please note we will only pay those vet fees
           1.1.1.    Complementary Medicine                                                                           		                       deemed reasonable and essential by our vet advisor. We reserve the right to
                     We will pay an inner limit of up to £500 for complementary medicine within                       		                       pay only up to a 100% mark-up on vet medicines inclusive of any dispensing
                     the maximum benefit limit as shown in your schedule, for the following;                          		                       fee charged by your vet.
                      •   Physiotherapy					                                                                            1.2.3                  Please note that where a condition is affecting one body part of which your
                                                                                                                      		                       pet has two, one each side of the body (e.g. ears, eyes, knees,
                      •   Hydrotherapy
                                                                                                                      		                       cruciate ligaments) this will be considered a bilateral condition and when
                      •   Chiropractic manipulation                                                                   		                       applying the benefit limit or an exclusion bilateral conditions are considered
                      •   Osteopathy                                                                                  		                       as one condition.

                      •   Acupuncture                                                                                   1.2.4                  Please note if your pet first showed any clinical signs; or had an accident,
                                                                                                                      		                       injury or an illness; or was diagnosed with a condition within the first 14 days
                      •   Homeopathic or herbal medicines
                                                                                                                      		                       or prior to the commencement date, we reserve the right to apply an
                      •   Laser Therapy                                                                               		                       exclusion to your policy in respect of this clinical sign, accident, injury,
                     The complementary medicine must be recommended by a vet and                                      		                       illness or condition.
                     administered by one of the following suitably qualified practitioners;                           1.3        Exclusions
  •                       Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy/ National
                                                                                                                                 The following are excluded from cover:
		                        Association of Vet Physiotherapists
                                                                                                                        1.3.1                  Any pre-existing condition or claim for costs relating to an injury or illness
                      •   The International Association of Animal Therapists
                                                                                                                      		                       that relates to or results from an accident, injury, illness or clinical signs your
  • Canine Hydrotherapy Association International Vet Acupuncture Society                                             		                       pet had before the commencement date;
		(IVAS)
                                                                                                                        1.3.2                  Any injury or illness that has the same diagnosis or clinical signs as an
                      •   The Association of British Vet Acupuncturists (ABVA)                                        		                       accident, injury, illness or clinical signs your pet had before the
                                                                                                                      		                       commencement date;
1.2        Specific Conditions
                                                                                                                                 1.3.3         Any accident or injury that occurs within 5 days of the commencement date;
           1.2.1     Level of vet fees allowed:
                                                                                                                        1.3.4                  Any illness that first shows clinical signs within 14 days of the
                     We reserve the right to obtain a second opinion from our vet advisor
                                                                                                                      		                       commencement date;
                     where we consider:
                                                                                                                        1.3.5                  Any claim for the cruciate ligament that occurs within 14 days of the
  •                       Vet fees charged appear greater than conventional fees charged
                                                                                                                      		                       commencement date;
		                        by an attending referral practice; and/or
                                                                                                                                 1.3.6         Costs resulting from or related to an exclusion as specified in your schedule.
  •                       Treatment received may not have been required or may have been
		                        excessive when compared with treatment conventionally undertaken                              1.3.7                  Costs for or related to cosmetic treatment, elective treatment, routine
		                        by an attending referral practice.                                                          		                       treatment or preventative treatment recommended by a vet to prevent an
                                                                                                                      		                       injury or illness for whatever reason.

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Section 1: Vet Fees

		                 This includes but is not limited to the following:                                                        1.3.18        Costs for treatment involving unlicensed medication unless the treating

 1. Vaccination;                                                                                                   		                      vet can confirm that this has been clinically proven to treat such a condition.

 2. Spaying;                                                                                                                 1.3.19        The cost of any food, even if prescribed by your vet.

 3. Castration;                                                                                                      1.3.20                Any costs associated with routine or investigative laboratory tests or
                                                                                                                   		                      procedures unless the clinical signs /symptoms exist and the tests

 4. Cryptorchidism (retained testes);
                                                                                                                   		                      and procedures are to diagnose a specific condition.

 5. Stem cell/ gene therapy;
                                                                                                                     1.3.21                Extra fees on external laboratory fees. We will only pay the external fee plus

 6. Grooming, nail clipping;                                                                                       		                      up to £20 for post and packaging and interpretation.

 7. Breeding, whelping, kittening;                                                                                   1.3.22 Any charges made by your vet for a prescription charge for obtaining

 8. Bathing;                                                                                                       		       medication elsewhere in excess of the normal fees charged for standard
                                                                                                                   		 prescriptions.

 9. Dematting;
                                                                                                                             1.3.23        Any fee charged by your vet for completing the claim form.

 10. Killing and controlling fleas and worms;
                                                                                                                     1.3.24                Continuation claims unless you have paid all your premiums and your policy
		 11. Spaying to prevent the re-occurrence of false pregnancy;
                                                                                                                   		                      is in force.
			    and any claim as a result of these procedures unless specifically
			    noted on your schedule.
                                                                                                                     1.3.25                The costs of putting your pet to sleep unless your vet provides written
  1.3.8            Costs resulting from the consequences of not having the cosmetic treatment
                                                                                                                   		                      confirmation that it was essential to prevent the animal from suffering.
		                 elective treatment, routine treatment or preventative treatment
		                 recommended by a vet to prevent an injury or illness, as listed above.                            1.3.26                The excess and any co-payment applicable to this section of cover
                                                                                                                   		                      as shown on your schedule.
          1.3.9    Any dental or gum including root canal treatment
          1.3.10   Pet bedding and blankets.
  1.3.11           The cost of any treatment for behavioural problems, training or therapy
		                 or for any conditions arising out of the same.
          1.3.12   Treatment received by your pet after the end date.
  1.3.13           The cost of any treatment if a claim has not been submitted within 90 days
		                 of the treatment.
  1.3.14           Any costs for house calls; out-of-hours fees; hospitalisation and ambulance
		                 costs (where covered) unless required to prevent a life endangering condition.
  1.3.15           Costs for cremation and disposal, including post mortem costs,
		                 coffins or caskets.
  1.3.16           Costs which are not supported by an original receipt or invoice itemising
		                 the treatment costs incurred.
  1.3.17           Costs for treatment or conditions arising from your pet being overweight,
		                 except weight gain as a result of a diagnosed illness.

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Section 2: Death Of Dog Or Cat From Accident Or Illness

Section 2
Death Of Dog Or Cat From Accident Or Illness

2.1        Cover
           We will pay a percentage of the market value, the price paid or the amount specified in                      2.3.5                 Death due to an illness of any dog or cat aged 8 years or over at the
           your schedule (whichever is the lesser) if your pet dies during the policy year or is put                  		                      commencement date or any renewal period.
           down for humane reasons because of injury or illness that happened or started during
                                                                                                                                2.3.6         Any death resulting from breeding, pregnancy or giving birth.
           the policy period, taking into account the age, breed and condition of your pet.
                                                                                                                        2.3.7                 Any claim if the death has been a result of preventative, routine or elective
		• Up to 1 year:                                    100%
                                                                                                                      		                      treatment / procedure. (See vets fees exclusion 1.3.7).
		• From 1 year up to 3 years:                       75%
                                                                                                                        2.3.8                 Any death caused by an illness/clinical signs first noticed before the
		• From 3 years up to 5 years:                      50%                                                              		                      commencement date or within the first 14 days of the policy
		• From 5 years up to 8 years:                      35%                                                              		                      commencement date.

		• From 8 years and over:                           25%                                                                        2.3.9         Any claim for more than you paid for your pet.

2.2        Specific Conditions
  2.2.1               The death must occur during the same policy year as the accident or illness.
		                    You must advise AFI as soon as possible in writing of the accident or illness,
		                    but not later than 30 days after your pet is put down.
  2.2.2               Where a claim is made for a pedigree pet you must send us, at your cost, the
		                    originals of a recognised Breed Club registration document, Pedigree
		                    Certificate and purchase receipt. Please note that all original
		                    documentation will be retained by AFI.
  2.2.3               You must provide us with proof of what you paid for your pet. If you are
		                    unable to provide proof of what you paid for your pet; you will receive
		                    a minimum payment of £25 for cats and £50 for dogs.
  2.2.4               If your pet dies, you must arrange and pay for a qualified vet to certify the
		                    cause of death and, at your own expense, to conduct a post-mortem
		                    examination if we require one.

2.3        Exclusions
           The following are excluded from cover:
  2.3.1               Death of your pet within the first 14 days of the commencement date
		                    as a result of accident, injury or illness.
  2.3.2               Euthanasia due to any act of any legal or legislative authority for any reason
		                    whatsoever, including any order made in respect of a ‘notifiable’ disease.
           2.3.3      Euthanasia due to behavioural problems or for fiscal reasons.
  2.3.4               Death during or after a surgical operation or general anaesthetic unless
		                    a qualified vet certifies that it was necessary because of injury or illness.

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Section 3                                                                                                           Section 4
Loss By Theft Or Straying                                                                                           Advertising And Reward

3.1        Cover                                                                                                    4.1        Cover
           We will pay a percentage of the market value, the price paid or the amount specified in                             We will pay you up to £200 for advertising and reward costs to find your lost pet,
           your schedule (whichever is the lesser) if your pet is not found within 45 days of being                            provided that you first obtain AFI’s written agreement and of the reward
           lost or stolen.                                                                                                     to be offered.
		• Up to 1 year:                                  100%                                                             4.2        Specific Conditions
		• From 1 year up to 3 years:                     75%                                                                4.2.1                  Please note that your pet must have been missing for at least 48 hours before
		• From 3 years up to 5 years:                    50%                                                              		                       a claim can be made.

		• From 5 years up to 8 years:                    35%                                                                4.2.2                  The reward amount cannot be more than the purchase price paid
                                                                                                                    		                       for your pet.
		• From 8 years and over:                         25%
                                                                                                                      4.2.3                  You must provide us with documentary evidence of the costs
3.2        Specific Conditions                                                                                      		                       involved for advertising.
           3.2.1     Your pet must have disappeared from your address.                                                4.2.4                  You must provide us with written confirmation of the reward offer made
  3.2.2              You must report the loss of your pet to at least one rescue centre in the case                 		                       with details of the beneficiary before we process payment.
		                   of a cat and in the case of a dog, a dog warden.                                               4.3        Exclusions
  3.2.3              You must provide us with proof of what you paid for your pet. If you are
                                                                                                                      4.3.1                  Any claim where you or the person looking after your pet has voluntarily
		                   unable to provide proof of what you paid for your pet; you will receive a
                                                                                                                    		                       parted with it, even if tricked into parting with it by a third party, or in
		                   minimum payment of £25 for cats and £50 for dogs.
                                                                                                                    		                       circumstances where the pet’s loss would not be deemed to have been stolen
  3.2.4              If we settle a claim for theft or straying we will cancel your policy from the                 		                       i.e. abandoned deliberately.
		                   date we settle your claim and no refund of premium will be returnable.
                                                                                                                      4.3.2                  Any reward to a member of your immediate family, relative, employee, any
  3.2.5              Where a claim is made for a pedigree pet you must send us, at your cost, the                   		                       person known to you, or to a person who was caring for your pet at the time
		                   originals of a recognised Breed Club registration document, Pedigree                           		                       of the incident.
		                   Certificate and purchase receipt. Please note that all original documentation
                                                                                                                               4.3.3         Any claim for any loss within the first 14 days of the commencement date.
		                   will be retained by AFI.
                                                                                                                               4.3.4         Any claim for more than the purchase price paid of your pet for a reward.
3.3        Exclusions
  3.3.1              Any claim where you or the person looking after your pet has voluntarily
		                   parted with it, even if tricked into parting with it by a third party, or in
		                   circumstances where the pet’s loss would not be deemed to have been
		                   stolen i.e. abandoned deliberately.
  3.3.2              Theft which does not involve forcible and violent entry to a secure area, such
		                   as a pen or your home.
           3.3.3     Any claim for any loss within the first 14 days of the commencement date.

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Section 5: Public Liability

Section 5
Public Liability

5.1       Cover
          Where property is damaged or someone is killed, injured or becomes ill as a result of an                     		 5.3.1.5                              if you, a member of your immediate family or any person who
          incident involving your pet and you are legally responsible we shall pay up to the benefit                   			                                     lives with you or is employed by you is responsible for or is
          limit in respect of:                                                                                         			                                     looking after the property damaged;
          5.1.1      Compensation and the claimant’s costs and expenses.                                               		 5.3.1.6                              where you have not followed advice given to you by previous
  5.1.2              The legal cost and expenses of defending a claim made against                                     			                                     owners of your pet or by any rehoming organization or a qualified
		                   you under this section.                                                                           			                                     behaviourist about your pet’s behavioural traits;
                                                                                                                       		 5.3.1.7                              for an incident at your workplace;
5.2       Specific Conditions
                                                                                                                                 5.3.2         any claims:-
  5.2.1              You must not admit responsibility, agree to pay any claim or negotiate with
		                   any other persons following an incident.                                                          		 5.3.2.1                              if you are responsible for air, water or soil pollution unless you
                                                                                                                       			                                     can prove the same took place as a direct consequence of an
  5.2.2              You must provide us with any information relating to the claim we reasonably
                                                                                                                       			                                     accident involving your pet;
		                   ask for including detail of your pet’s history, including medical, behaviour
		                   references and history of ownership.                                                              		 5.3.2.2                              arising as a result of any deliberate act on your part or for any
                                                                                                                       			                                     other act or omission which could reasonably have been foreseen
  5.2.3              You agree for us to take charge of your claim and allow us to prosecute,
                                                                                                                       			                                     as causing the loss, damage or injury complained of;
		                   defend or settle the same on terms we are advised are reasonable in your
		                   name for our benefit.                                                                             		 5.3.2.3                              as a result of your pet’s interaction with other animals
                                                                                                                       			                                     or worrying livestock;
  5.2.4              You agree to help us ascertain all the circumstances of an incident leading
		                   to a claim, provide written statements and go to court if we require it.                          		 5.3.2.4                              as a result of any person handling your pet without your
                                                                                                                       			                                     permission or consent;
  5.2.5              You must notify any other insurer who has an interest in your property and
		                   provide us with their full details.                                                                 5.3.3                 any fines, compensation and prosecution costs following your prosecution
                                                                                                                       		                      under the provisions of the Dogs Act 1871, Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act
  5.2.6              You must immediately send us any writ, summons or legal documents of
                                                                                                                       		                      1953, Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 or Dangerous Dogs (Northern Ireland) Order
		                   whatever nature relating to a claim made against you and you must never
                                                                                                                       		                      1991;
		                   send any replies to such documents.
                                                                                                                                 5.3.4         Any fines, penalties or breach of quarantine restrictions,
5.3       Exclusions
                                                                                                                       		                      or import or export regulations.
          This policy shall not apply to liability in respect of:
                                                                                                                                 5.3.5         Any legal liability that is insured by another policy.
          5.3.1      any compensation, costs or expenses:-
                                                                                                                         5.3.6                 The first £250 of the claim which represents the excess applicable
		 5.3.1.1                         for defending you which we have not agreed with you                                 		                      to this section of cover.
			                                beforehand and confirmed in writing;
		 5.3.1.2                         if you are legally liable because of a contract you have entered
			                                into;
		 5.3.1.3                         if the claimant is a person who lives with you, is a member of your
			                                immediate family or is employed by you;
		 5.3.1.4                         which involves your employment, profession, occupation
			                                or business;

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Section 6                                                                                                           Section 7
Emergency Boarding Kennel/Cattery Fees                                                                              Holiday Cover

6.1       Cover                                                                                                     7.1        Emergency Vet Treatment Abroad
          We will pay, up to the benefit limit as noted in your schedule, for the cost of                                      7.1.1         Cover
          boarding your pet for the duration that you are registered as an in-patient of a                          		                       If your pet needs emergency vet treatment as a result of an accident, injury
          hospital provided you suffer:                                                                             		                       or illness that first shows clinical signs during a holiday in the policy year,
  6.1.1              any bodily injury, sickness or disease and you are in hospital for longer than                 		                       we will pay up to the maximum benefit amount specified in your schedule
		                   4 consecutive days during a policy year; and                                                   		                       towards the reasonable costs of emergency vet treatment. This cover applies
                                                                                                                    		                       to a maximum trip duration of no more than 30 days and for up to
  6.1.2              there is no other responsible person who can care for your pet.
                                                                                                                    		                       3 trips per policy year.
		                   You must board your pet at a licensed kennel or cattery or place
		                   it in the care of a professional home carer.                                                   7.2        Specific Conditions
6.2       Specific Conditions                                                                                                  7.2.1         Notification of claim cost
  6.2.1              You must provide us with original receipts from the boarding kennel or cattery                 		                       If total vet fees appear likely to exceed £1,000 (at the exchange rate prevailing
		                   identifying the name of your pet, the owner’s name and address, the date your                  		                       at time of treatment) you must notify AFI immediately for pre-authorisation
		                   pet was cared for by the kennel or cattery and the amounts                                     		                       as we may wish to obtain a second opinion from our vet advisor.
		                   charged for each day;
                                                                                                                    7.3        Exclusions
  6.2.2              You must also provide a medical certificate from the hospital you attended
                                                                                                                      7.3.1                  Any costs resulting from a holiday that started before the
		                   showing your name and address.
                                                                                                                    		                       commencement date.
6.3       Exclusions
                                                                                                                               7.3.2         Any costs resulting from:
          The following are excluded from cover:                                                                    		 7.3.2.1                               a pre-existing condition or any accident, injury or illness that first
          6.3.1      Any claims by you for:                                                                         			                                      showed clinical signs before your holiday started;
		 6.3.1.1                       any hospitalisation that could reasonably have been expected                       		 7.3.2.2                               an accident injury or illness that has the same diagnosis or clinical
			                              or foreseen when you took out or renewed this policy and any                       			                                      signs as an accident, injury, illness or clinical sign your pet had
			                              potentially recurring medical condition you already have.                          			                                      before your holiday started; or
		 6.3.1.2                       any costs resulting from you or your partner being pregnant,                                  7.3.3         The cost of any food, even if prescribed by your vet.
			                              giving birth or any treatment that is not as a result of an                                   7.3.4         Any costs if the holiday was made to get treatment abroad.
			                              injury or illness.
                                                                                                                               7.3.5         Any costs to take your pets body home if it dies.
          6.3.2      Any claim by you for:-
                                                                                                                      7.3.6                  Costs of putting your pet to sleep, cremation and disposal, including post
		 6.3.2.1                       costs as a result of any hospital stay that was not on the advice                  		                       mortem costs, coffins or caskets.
			                              of a doctor, specialist or consultant;
                                                                                                                               7.3.7         We will not pay for a claim that is caused by, connected to, or results from:
		 6.3.2.2                       costs as a result of nursing-home care or convalescence care that
			                              you do not receive in hospital;                                                    		 7.3.7.1                               you not complying with any part of The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS)
                                                                                                                    			                                      whether imposed by the UK government, a transport company or
		 6.3.2.3                       costs as a result of you being hospitalised for alcoholism, drug 		                			                                      other countries involved in The Pet Travel Scheme.
			                              abuse, attempted suicide or self-inflicted injuries;
                                                                                                                    		 7.3.7.2                               confiscation, detention, requisition, damage destruction or any
		 6.3.2.4                       Any amount if the boarding kennels/cattery/pet minding                             			                                      prohibitive regulations by customs or any government officials
			                              business are not licensed.                                                         			                                      or authorities of any country unless specifically covered
                                                                                                                    			                                      by this policy.
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Section 7: Holiday Cover

                                                                                                  Section 8
                                                                                                  Holiday Cancellation Cover

                                                                                                  8.1        Cover
		 7.3.7.3      travel outside of those European countries which are not                                     We will pay up to the maximum benefit amount specified in your schedule
			             specified under The Pet Travel Scheme.                                                       for reasonable travel and accommodation expenses incurred by you if you have to
		 7.3.7.4      you not complying with any part of The Pet Travel Scheme unless                              cancel or cut short your holiday because your pet needs immediate life saving
			             specifically covered by this policy.                                                         surgery while you are away or up to 14 days before you leave.

		 7.3.7.5      currency exchange rate differences.                                               8.2        Specific Conditions
                                                                                                    8.2.1                  You must, at your own expense, provide us with receipts showing the dates
                                                                                                  		                       and costs you had to pay because of cancelling or cutting short your holiday
                                                                                                  		                       from the travel company, tour operator or other similar party.

                                                                                                  8.3        Exclusions
                                                                                                             The following are excluded from cover:
                                                                                                   8.3.1 any holiday costs where the holiday was booked less than 28 days before you
                                                                                                  		 leave;
                                                                                                    8.3.2                  if your pet dies before your return travel is arranged the cost of the return
                                                                                                  		                       journey will not be covered.
                                                                                                             8.3.3         the amount you can claim back from anywhere else.
                                                                                                    8.3.4                  any extra costs incurred because you delayed letting the company providing
                                                                                                  		                       your transport and accommodation know you had to cancel.
                                                                                                             8.3.5         any costs for anyone else that is on holiday with you.
                                                                                                             8.3.6         surgery for non life-saving operations.

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Section 9                                                                                                           Section 10
Dog Walker                                                                                                          General Conditions

9.1       Cover                                                                                                     10.1       General Conditions

          We will pay up to the maximum benefit amount specified in your schedule for the		                           10.1.1                 As pet Section 27 of the Road Traffic Act 1988: “A person who causes or
          reasonable cost of paying a professional dog walker to walk your dog daily if you                         		                       permits a dog to be on a designated road without the dog being held on a
          suffer any bodily injury, sickness or disease that requires you to go to into hospital for                		                       lead is guilty of an offence. It also states, in this section, “designated road”
          more than 4 consecutive days.                                                                             		                       means a length of road specified by an order in that behalf of the local
                                                                                                                    		                       authority in whose area the length of road is situated - For further details see
9.2       Specific Conditions                                                                                       		                       The Road Traffic Act 1988. With this in mind, a dog on a designated road must
  9.2.1             There must be no member of your immediate family able to look after your                        		                       be on a collar and lead under control.
		                  dog at the time.                                                                                  10.1.2                 When walking your pet in an area other than a designated road, you must
  9.2.2             We must agree to the amount to be paid to the person looking after the dog                      		                       ensure that your pet remains under your control and reasonable steps must
		                  before they accept any responsibility unless emergency hospital                                 		                       be taken to prevent your pet escaping onto a designated road. When nearing
		                  treatment is required.                                                                          		                       a road you must ensure your pet is on a lead.

9.3       Exclusions                                                                                                  10.1.3                 You must ensure that any dog lead, collar and/ or harness is in good condition
                                                                                                                    		                       and fits your pet to prevent escape. You must also ensure that any lead is used
          9.3.1     Any claims by you or your partner for:                                                          		                       in such a way as to prevent the same slipping out of your grasp should your
		 9.3.1.1                       any hospital treatment that was expected or probable when you                      		                       pet suddenly pull away from you.
			                              started or renewed this policy; and any medical conditions you or                    10.1.4                 You must ensure your pet cannot escape or stray from your property and any
			                              your partner already have or which might happen again.                             		                       area in which a dog is kept must be secure and appropriately fenced or
  9.3.2             Any costs resulting from you or your partner being pregnant,                                    		                       otherwise secured and all reasonable steps must be taken to prevent escape.
		                  giving birth or any treatment that is not as a result of an injury or illness.                  		                       When loading your pet into or out of your vehicle, you must ensure that the
                                                                                                                    		                       area is either secure or your pet is on a lead.
          9.3.3     Any claim that is not supported by proof of payment to the carer.
                                                                                                                      10.1.5                 If any of the following change in circumstances occur you must notify
  9.3.4             Any claim where we do not receive a medical certificate from the hospital you                   		                       AFI as soon as possible;
		                  attended showing your name and address or dates that you were hospitalised.
                                                                                                                                             •    Change of ownership
  9.3.5             Any costs as a result of you being hospitalised for alcoholism, drug abuse,
		                  attempted suicide or self-inflicted injuries.                                                                            •    Change of address
                                                                                                                                             •    Following any non-routine visit to/from a vet
                                                                                                                                             •    Your pet develops vicious tendencies
                                                                                                                                             •    You are planning on using your pet for breeding, working or hunting
                                                                                                                                             •    You receive a complaint against your pet
                                                                                                                    		                       You must notify AFI as soon as possible of any change in circumstances
                                                                                                                    		                       relevant to this policy, including change of address. Failure to notify AFI of
                                                                                                                    		                       these changes may invalidate this policy. We reserve the right to alter the
                                                                                                                    		                       terms of this policy immediately after we are notified of such changes.
                                                                                                                      10.1.6                 During the policy year you must take care of your pet including arranging
                                                                                                                    		                       and paying for any treatment normally recommended by your vet to prevent
                                                                                                                    		                       or reduce the risk of illness or injury.

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Section 10: General Conditions

                                                                                                                 Section 11
                                                                                                                 General Exclusions

                                                                                                                 11.1       Any pre-existing conditions.
  10.1.7         You must ensure that your pet is vaccinated against distemper, hepatitis,                       11.2       Any claims for illness displaying clinical signs within 14 days or any accident or injury
		               leptospirosis, parvovirus and kennel cough for dogs, and feline infections                                 occurring within 5 days of the commencement date.
		               such as feline infectious enteritis, feline leukaemia and cat flu for cats. You
                                                                                                                 11.3       Any claim for the cruciate ligament within 14 days of the commencement date.
		               must also agree to have your pet vaccinated against any other disease a vet
		               feels is necessary. You must keep your pet’s vaccinations up to date, as                        11.4       Any claims arising from your pet being neutered or spayed.
		               recommended by your vet.                                                                        11.5       Any claim arising as a result of any sexually transmitted disease, rabies, Aujesky’s
  10.1.8         You must ensure that your pet is wormed regularly and if there is a risk of                                disease, leishmaniasis, epidemic outbreaks or any ‘notifiable’ disease.
		               contagion, to keep your pet isolated from the same.                                             11.6       We will not pay a claim that is in any way untrue or fraudulent, or arises from a
  10.1.9         We reserve the right to cancel or void this policy and to retain the premium                               malicious, wilful or criminal act on the part of any person.
		               where we believe you have deliberately or recklessly misstated, omitted or                      11.7       Any claims arising as a result of Act of Parliament, by law or central or local
		               concealed a fact we consider important to the risk either when taking out a                                government regulation.
		               policy for the first time or renewing it.
                                                                                                                 11.8       We will only pay costs which are incurred as direct consequence of the event which
  10.1.10        When inviting renewal of this policy we may, at our sole discretion                                        led to the claim you are making under this policy.
		               (and for a valid reason as we deem appropriate, taking into consideration,
                                                                                                                 11.9       Any costs involved in any organ transplants or your pet being a blood donor
		               but not limited to your pet’s age, medical and/or claims history) change the
                                                                                                                            including any loss or damage as a result of your pet undergoing organ transplants
		               cover, benefits, premium, terms and/or conditions.
                                                                                                                            or blood donation.
  10.1.11        If we are unable to obtain payment from you when your policy is due for
                                                                                                                 11.10      Any costs involved in your pet under-going stem cell and/or gene therapy treatment
		               renewal or, in the case of monthly policies, your direct debit collection has
                                                                                                                            including any loss or damage as a result of your pet undergoing such treatment.
		               been unsuccessful, we will write to you and we will endeavour to contact
		               you. If we are still unable to obtain payment after this time then policies will                11.11      Any loss as a result of an act of force or violence for religious, ideological or political
		               be cancelled one month from the date when payment was last received.                                       reasons, war, riot, civil commotion, revolution or similar event including any act of
                                                                                                                            terrorism of any kind.
		               We may be able to reinstate policies up to 28 days from the date of
		               cancellation providing any outstanding monies are paid within this time                         11.12      We shall not be liable where we have not received the correct premium before the
		               and you confirm that no incidents have occurred that may or have                                           start of each policy period.
		               given rise to a claim.
                                                                                                                 11.13      We shall not be liable under this policy unless you have complied with all the terms,
                                                                                                                            conditions and endorsements of this policy.
                                                                                                                 11.14      We shall not pay any claims where your pet has been used for or in connection with
                                                                                                                            a trade, profession, breeding (whether as a business or not) or where your pet has
                                                                                                                            been bred for monetary gain or reward, unless we have agreed in writing to cover
                                                                                                                            such use.
                                                                                                                 11.15      We shall not be liable for any claims of any kind which are caused by your pet
                                                                                                                            straying, escaping, damaging property, or attacking persons or pets if your pet has
                                                                                                                            done this before.
                                                                                                                 11.16      any loss, injury, damage, illness, death or legal liability directly or indirectly caused
                                                                                                                            by, happening through, in consequence of or contributed to by:

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Section 11: General Exclusions

  11.16.1              An epidemic, pandemic or other such health warning, and declared as
                                                                                                                       Section 12
		                     such by the Ministry of Health and/or the World Health Organisation;
                                                                                                                       Cancellation Rights
  11.16.2              Arising from any fear or threat (whether actual or perceived) of such
		                     epidemic or pandemic being declared or occurring;
  11.16.3              Any action taking in controlling, preventing, suppressing or in any way                         12.1      If, once you receive your full policy documents, you are not happy you have 14 days
		                     relating to any outbreak of such epidemic or pandemic.                                                    within which you can cancel the policy. If you wish to cancel your policy this can
         11.16.4       Any legal liability that is insured by another policy.                                                    be done by contacting us on 0844 55 70 300, in writing, by email or by post to AFI’s
                                                                                                                                 offices – details below. Upon receipt of your cancellation we shall cancel your
11.17    Excluded Dogs:                                                                                                          policy and you shall receive a refund of any premium you have paid.
         11.17.1       Any dogs used for trade, business or commercial purposes;                                       12.2      If you wish to cancel after 14 days please contact us on 0844 55 70 300.
         11.17.2       Any dogs used for breeding;                                                                               You can cancel at any time and will be entitled to the return of the unexpired portion
                                                                                                                                 of your premium as long as no claim has been made. If you have not received an
  11.17.3              Any dogs used as gundogs, used for or in connection with shooting or for
                                                                                                                                 acknowledgement from AFI within 14 days, you must contact us.
		                     the purposes of hunting of any kind;
                                                                                                                       12.3      If we have paid a claim you will not receive the full return of your premium.
  11.17.4              The following dogs, as outlined in the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, are
		                     specifically excluded from cover under any section of this policy:                              12.4      We reserve the right to cancel your policy at any time. If we do then we shall retain
                                                                                                                                 such premium as covers the time the policy has been in force and return any
                        •   Pit Bull Terrier                                                                                     balance to you in excess of £5. We then have no further liability to you but your
                        •   Japanese Tosa / Tosa Inus                                                                            rights up until the cancellation date remain unaffected.
  •                         Dogo Argentino                                                                             12.5      Should you wish to alter this policy or cancel it please contact AFI’s office. This can
		                          (also referred to as Argentine Dogo and Argentinian Mastiff)                                         be done by telephone on 0844 55 70 300 or by writing to the postal address or
                                                                                                                                 email address noted below. If you have not received an acknowledgement from
                        •   Fila Brasileiro
                                                                                                                                 AFI within 14 days, you must post the details by recorded delivery.
		                     Including any “type”, as defined in the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, considered
                                                                                                                                 Our postal address is:
		                     to match the description of a prohibited “type”; any breed crossed with the
		                     above; and any other breed or type deemed be dangerous by the Secretary                                   Animal Friends Insurance Services Limited, Animal Friends House, No. 1 The Crescent,
		                     of State and subsequently added to the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.                                           Sun Rise Way, Amesbury, Wiltshire SP4 7QA.

  11.17.5              In addition, the following types/breeds (including any breed crossed with                                 Our email address is:
		                     these dogs) are excluded from cover under any section of this policy:                                     info@animalfriends.co.uk.

         •       Akita 					                                         •    Cane Corsos
         •       Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog  •                            Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs/
  •              American Bandogge/        		                             Sarlooswolfhounds/Wolf Hybrids
		               Bandogge Mastiff                                    •    Korean Jindo
         •       American/Irish Staffordshire Bull Terriers          •    Northern Inuit Dogs
         •       Anatolian Shepherd Dog (Karabash)                   •    Racing Greyhounds
         •       Bully Kutta                                         •    Shar Pei
  •              Canary Dogs/Perro de Presa Canarios/                •    Utonagan
		               Presa Canarios
                                                                     •    Fox hound/Fox hound cross
          11.18         Any pet less than 5 weeks old.

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Section 13: Other Information

Section 13
Other Information

Financial Services Compensation Scheme
If we are unable to meet our liabilities you may be entitled to compensation under the                              A monthly limit runs for and premiums are collected each calendar month. A monthly policy
Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). Further information about compensation                               will automatically renew each month until such time as you advise AFI you wish to cancel
scheme arrangements is available at www.fscs.org.uk, by emailing enquiries@fscs.org.uk or                           your policy. We reserve our rights to change the terms and conditions of the policy upon
by phoning the FSCS on 020 7741 4100.                                                                               renewal. We require you to notify AFI should you decide not to renew your policy and return
                                                                                                                    your schedule of insurance.
How We Protect Your Privacy
                                                                                                                    During the policy period for monthly policies we may offer you upgraded benefits, alter
We are registered under the Data Protection Act in Gibraltar. AFI is registered under the Data                      the cover or increase premiums. You will get at least 14 days notice of any alterations in
Protection Act in the United Kingdom, number Z6313845.                                                              cover or increase in premium. All premiums include Government Insurance Premium Tax at
      •   Purpose of collection                                                                                     the prevailing rate.

		        We and AFI collect, store and use your personal information in order to consider                          About the Insurer
		        your application for insurance and to administer insurance services to you, including
                                                                                                                    Red Sands Insurance Company (Europe) Limited (“Red Sands”) is licensed and regulated by
		        claims investigation and management. We and/or AFI may also use this information
                                                                                                                    the Commissioner of Insurance under the Insurance Companies Ordinance 1987 of
		        for secondary purposes related to the purposes listed above, such as offering you
                                                                                                                    Gibraltar and is a member of the UK’s Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Red Sands
		        additional insurance or insurance-related products or services that we believe you
                                                                                                                    Insurance Company (Europe) Limited is registered in Gibraltar under company number
		        might be interested in considering. This will always be done as permitted by the
                                                                                                                    87598 and their registered office is situated at Level 3, Ocean Village Business Centre, 23
		        relevant privacy legislation.
                                                                                                                    Ocean Village Promenade, Gibraltar. As the underwriter Red Sands is responsible for this
      •   Disclosure                                                                                                policy document.
		        In conducting business AFI may communicate your personal information to                                   About the Administrator
		        organisations to whom we may outsource certain functions or to associated
		        companies. Any such communication is performed with strict adherence to our                               Animal Friends Insurance Services Limited, Animal Friends House, No.1 The Crescent, Sun
		        privacy policy.                                                                                           Rise Way, Amesbury, Wiltshire SP4 7QA. Tel: 0844 55 70 300. Authorised and regulated
                                                                                                                    by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Our FCA register number is 307858.
Language
                                                                                                                    If you have any questions please call our friendly customer service team on
All communication between you and us will be conducted in English.
                                                                                                                    0844 55 70 300, Monday to Friday or visit our website www.animalfriends.org.uk or email us
Opt Out                                                                                                             at info@animalfriends.co.uk. AFI provides administration, customer services and claims
                                                                                                                    services on Red Sand’s behalf.
If you don’t want to receive information on any of our new products or services
you can tell AFI on your proposal form or by e-mailing info@animalfriends.org.uk.                                   Governing Law and Courts
Updating Your Records                                                                                               Both parties are entitled to choose the law applicable to this contract of insurance.
                                                                                                                    We propose United Kingdom Law and in the absence of any agreement to the contrary,
If you think AFI’s records are wrong or out of date, particularly your contact details,
                                                                                                                    the relevant United Kingdom law will apply. Any disputes shall be referred to the exclusive
it is important that you contact AFI and they will correct them.
                                                                                                                    jurisdiction of the relevant United Kingdom Courts.
Policy duration
Policies are payable annually and run for 365 days from the commencement date shown
on your schedule. AFI will advise you regarding renewal of your policy prior to expiration of
the current policy. We reserve our rights to change the terms and conditions of the policy
upon renewal.

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Section 14                                                                                                          Section 15
Making A Claim                                                                                                      Complaints Procedure

14.1      On the happening of any accident, illness, loss, destruction or damage giving rise or                                If you have a complaint please follow this procedure.
          likely to give rise to a claim under this policy, you must either:
                                                                                                                    15.1       If you are unhappy with the level of service you have received please write to the
          14.1.1     download a claim form from www.animalfriends.org.uk; or                                                   Customer Liaison Department at Animal Friends Insurance Services Limited at
                                                                                                                               Animal Friends House, No. 1 The Crescent, Sun Rise Way, Amesbury, Wiltshire SP4
          14.1.2     contact AFI by email on claims@animalfriends.co.uk
                                                                                                                               7QA or complaints@animalfriends.co.uk or 0844 55 70 300.
  14.1.3             contact AFI by telephone on 0844 55 70 300 (option 2) and request AFI to
                                                                                                                    15.2       If you do not receive satisfaction through our internal procedures, and we have
		                   send you a claim form. Full instructions of how to complete the claim form
                                                                                                                               issued you with a final response, you can refer your complaint to the Financial
		                   will be provided and these are also available from our website. You must
                                                                                                                               Ombudsman Service (FOS). Their address is: South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall,
		                   cooperate fully and truthfully to give AFI any information AFI may need.
                                                                                                                               London, E14 9SR or they can be contacted on 0845 080 1800.
		                   If total vet fees appear likely to exceed £1,000 you must notify AFI
                                                                                                                               Their email address is complaint.info@financial-ombudsman.org.uk.
		                   immediately for pre authorisation. Please note we will only pay those vet fees
		                   deemed reasonable and essential by our vet advisor. We reserve the right to                    15.3       Your legal rights are unaffected.
		                   pay only up to a 100% mark-up on vet medicines inclusive of any dispensing
		                   fee charged by your vet.

          Conditions of Settling Claims
14.2      If requested by AFI, the vet attending your pet or the usual or previous vet must, at
          your expense, provide AFI with all the information about your pet, including its full
          medical history, its treatment and any other information AFI may require.
14.3      You and your vet will have to complete all applicable sections on one of our vet fees
          claim forms and submit the same to AFI before a claim can be assessed by AFI.
          An incomplete claim form will be returned and this will delay settlement of claims.
          We will not pay any fee charged by your vet for completing the claim form and
          we reserve the right to refuse a claim where a fully completed claim has not been
          returned to us without undue delay and in any event 90 days of the date the
          treatment being claim for was carried out.

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