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Origo axes personal liability in contracts

Origo has removed the per-sonal liability that each adv-iser bears under its Unipass digital certificate contracts following user concerns.

Origo managing director Paul Pettitt says the move was made after feedback from users, notably Sesame, unhappy about a clause in the contract suggesting personal adviser liabilities of up to 15,000.

Pettitt says Origo has been planning the move for some time but had to wait for procedural and data issues to be tidied up.

In the past, Pettitt has defended attacks against the policy of adviser liability, saying advisers had nothing to worry about as long as they used the digital certificate system appropriately.

He says the personal liab-ility under the original contract has been replaced by simpler rules of use.

Pettitt says: “Under these rules, each individual will still have to treat their Unipass responsibly but no personal liability exists anymore, potential or otherwise.”

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