LOCAL TRADESMAN TERMS OF WEBSITE USE
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE. ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IS A PRE-CONDITION TO USE OF THE SITE
WHAT’S IN THESE TERMS?
These terms tell you the rules for using our website www.localtradesman.ie if you are a tradesman wishing to register with our site. Separate terms and conditions apply in respect of users using the site to review content about tradesmen with a view to using their services. These terms and conditions constitute the contract between you and us in respect of your use of our site.
WHO WE ARE AND HOW TO CONTACT US
www.localtradesman.ie is a site operated by Local Tradesman Limited (”We”). We are registered in the Republic of Ireland under company number 597353 and have our registered office at Friarstown, Grange, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick. Our main trading address is Friarstown, Grange, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick.
We are a limited company.
To contact us, please email [email protected]
BY USING OUR SITE YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS
*We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.
THERE ARE OTHER TERMS THAT MAY APPLY TO YOU
FEES FOR USE OF OUR SITE AS A TRADESMAN
We charge fees in respect of use by tradesmen of our site. If you wish to register as a user of our site as a tradesman, please contact us at [email protected] and we will contact you with information as to how to proceed and with the fees payable to us at that time in connection with use of the site as a tradesman.
From the date you pay the relevant fees to us, you are permitted to use our site in accordance with and subject to these terms and conditions for a period of 12 months (‘Initial Use Term’). You should in particular note our rights to remove your content from the site and / terminate your contract to use this site as set out below under the paragraph entitled ‘RIGHTS TO REMOVE CONTENT AND/OR TERMINATE YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE’, ‘UPLOADING CONTENT TO OUR SITE & CONTENT STANDARDS’ AND ‘STANDARDS OF WORKS’. In the event of any such removal of content or termination of your contract to use this site, no refund of fees are provided.
If you wish to continue to use this site after the Initial Use Term, you need to contact us for details of the renewal fees payable at the time. We reserve the right to refuse to renew your contract for any reason acting at our sole discretion and you have no implied right to renew your contract. If your use of this website is renewed, the additional term of use shall be for the period of 12 months from the date you pay your renewal fees. These terms and conditions continue to apply in full including the right of termination set out in these terms and conditions. Your use of the website may be renewed on more than one occasion pursuant to this paragraph.
WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THESE TERMS
We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.
WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO OUR SITE
We may update and change our site from time to time.
WE MAY SUSPEND OR WITHDRAW OUR SITE
We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal. In the event of any such suspension or withdrawal, you agree that you shall have no right to require us to refund any fees paid by you in respect of use of the website.
Our site is directed to people residing in the Republic of Ireland.
YOU MUST KEEP YOUR ACCOUNT DETAILS SAFE
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at [email protected].
HOW YOU MAY USE MATERIAL ON OUR SITE
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
UPLOADING CONTENT TO OUR SITE & CONTENT STANDARDS
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out below:-
- Content must be accurate and must not, in our opinion, be defamatory, misleading or offensive.
- You must only upload content if you are legally entitled to use the content you are uploading in this manner and you are entitled to grant us and other users the rights referred to below to use the content.
- Photos of work carried out are only allowed so long as you are entitled to use them in this manner. Photographs of people are not allowed.
- Apart from photos of work referred to above at point 3, only business contract details are permitted.
You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.
Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you grant us and other users of our site a licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties.
We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
We have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out above.
You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.
STANDARDS OF WORKS
We are not party to any contract or arrangement you have with any user of this website or any of your services. However, we reserve the unilateral right to remove your content from our site if we receive complaints in respect of poor workmanship or unprofessional service on your part.
It is a condition of use of this website that you carry out work in a professional and timely manner and that workmanship is of a high standard to the requirements of the customer. We reserve the unilateral right to remove your content from our site if we have reason to believe that this is not the case.
RIGHTS TO REMOVE CONTENT AND/OR TERMINATE YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE
While using our site, you will not breach any of these terms and conditions and in particular you will not:
- Breach any laws or otherwise infringe the copyright, trade mark or other rights of third parties;
- Post, list or upload false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory content or personal information other than business contact details;
- Distribute or post spam;
- Distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm our site, or the interests or property of our users;
- Copy, modify, or distribute our copyrighted works or trademarks, or other content from our site, without our express consent;
- Do any act or thing which in our sole opinion we deem to be contrary to our interests or the interests of any other users of our site.
Where you are in breach of these terms and conditions, we may, at our sole discretion, take certain actions which include but are not limited to, issuing you with warnings, limiting, suspending, or terminating your contract, terminate your user accounts, restricting or prohibiting access to, and your activities on, our site, delaying or removing hosted content, and taking technical and/or legal steps to keep you off our site.
Acts or things contrary to our interests or the interests of our users may include, but is not limited to, some of the reasons below:-
- In our sole opinion, you are creating problems (including for example the harassment of our staff or other users) or exposing us or another user to financial loss or legal liabilities;
- Despite our reasonable efforts, we are unable to verify or confirm any information you provide to us; and/or
- Negative feedback is received which we, in our sole opinion deem to be excessive.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
We (including our subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, subcontractors, agents and employees) shall not be liable to you for any loss or damage whatsoever (even where we have been advised of the possibility of such loss or damage) that results from your use of our site, its contents or that results from any dealings between you and any users of our site; in each case whether such liability may arise under contract, tort (including negligence), statute or otherwise and any such liability is hereby excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law. All direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage of any kind, including business losses, such as loss of data, profits, revenue, business, opportunity, goodwill, reputation or business interruption or for any losses which are not reasonably foreseeable by us arising out of your use of our site.
Regardless of the previous paragraph, if we are found to be liable, our liability (including any liability of our subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, subcontractors, agents or employees) is limited to the fees you have paid to us in respect of the Initial Use Term or, if you have subsequent renewed your contract, the fees you have paid to us in respect of the most recent renewal of your contract (as applicable).
In particular, you should note that we are not in any way responsible or liable if you do not obtain work as a result of use of our site or if you are not paid by any user of this site in respect of that work.
You agree that you will only use our site in accordance with these terms and conditions. You hereby agree to indemnify us, keep us indemnified and hold us harmless against any and all claims, actions, demands, losses, damages, costs or expenses (including legal costs and expenses) or any other liability of any nature whatsoever or howsoever arising directly or indirectly as a result of :-
- Any breach by you of any of these terms and conditions;
- Your use of this site (including any use by any of your employees, directors, officers, affiliates, subsidiaries, sub-contractors or agents) or use by any person who uses your account details such as a user identification code, password or any other piece of information that is part of our security procedures; and/or
- Any contract, arrangement or dealing of any nature whatsoever which you may have with any user of our site.
WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR VIRUSES AND YOU MUST NOT INTRODUCE THEM
We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. We may report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
RULES ABOUT LINKING TO OUR SITE
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.
Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with [appropriate] content standards.
If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact [email protected].
WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEBSITES WE LINK TO
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.
We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.
USER-GENERATED CONTENT IS NOT APPROVED BY US
This website may include information and materials uploaded by users of the site. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by users on our site do not represent our views or values.
If you wish to complain about information and materials uploaded by other users please contact us
WHICH COUNTRY’S LAWS APPLY TO ANY DISPUTES?
THE INFORMATION IN RESPECT OF SUPPLIERS PROVIDED ON THIS WEBSITE HAS NOT BEEN INDEPENDENTLY VERIFIED OR AUDITED BY US. IT HAS BEEN OBTAINED BY US IN GOOD FAITH FROM THE SUPPLIERS WHOSE DETAILS ARE INCLUDED IN THIS WEBSITE. WHILST WE TRY TO CARRY OUR CERTAIN LIMITED CHECKS TO ENSURE THAT THE FACTUAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IS CORRECT IN RESPECT OF SUPPLIER NAMES AND CONTACT DETAILS, THIS WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENTS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE EXCLUDE ALL IMPLIED CONDITIONS AND WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT THAT MAY ARISE UNDER CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STATUTE OR OTHERWISE. YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND YOUR RELIANCE ON ITS CONTENT IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
WE ARE NOT PARTY TO ANY ARRANGEMENT, TRANSACTION OR CONTRACT THAT MAY ARISE BETWEEN YOU AND ANY SERVICE PROVIDER WHOSE DETAILS ARE PROVIDED ON THIS WEBSITE. YOU WILL NOT HOLD US OR ANY OF OUR EMPLOYEES OFFICERS OR AGENTS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACT OR OMISSION OF ANY SERVICE PROVIDER WHOSE DETAILS ARE INCLUDED ON THIS WEBSITE.
WE DO NOT REPRESENT THAT ANY SERVICE PROVIDER WILL BE IN A POSITION TO PROVIDE YOU WITH ANY SERVICE NOR DO WE MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY IN RESPECT OF THE QUALITY OF ANY OTHER ASPECTS OF ANY SERVICES PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE THAT MAY BE PROVIDED BY THAT SERVICE PROVIDER OR IN RESPECT OF ANY OTHER MATTER CONCERNING THE SERVICE PROVIDER INCLUDING THE SERVICE PROVIDER’S FINANCIAL POSITION, QUALIFICATIONS, INDUSTRY ACCREDITATIONS OR OTHERWISE. WE HAVE NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFIED OR AUDITED ANY OF THESE MATTERS. OUR LIABILITY UNDER CONTRACT, TORT ( INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) , STATUTE OR OTHERWISE IN RESPECT OF ANY ARRANGEMENT, TRANSACTION OR CONTRACT THAT MAY ARISE BETWEEN YOU AND ANY SERVICE PROVIDER WHOSE DETAILS YOU OBTAIN FROM THIS WEBSITE IS HEREBY EXCLUDED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
YOU MUST SATISFY YOURSELF IN RESPECT OF ALL MATTERS CONCERNING THE SERVICE PROVIDER AND THEIR SUITABILITY TO PROVIDE ANY SERVICE TO YOU.
We also do not warrant or represent that the website or the material is free from any computer virus or any other defects or errors. We are not responsible for the contents of any other website or third party material which can be accessed through this website or which appears on this website.
The copyright in all copyright materials including, but not limited to text, images, designs, logos, graphics, selection, presentation, and overall design and layout of this website belongs to us or our licensors. The only permitted use of this website is to view, display and print materials for the purposes of personal use (excluding commercial use). Any other use whether by copying , distributing , retransmitting , modifying, altering, linking, framing, meta-tagging or otherwise whatsoever is expressly prohibited except with our prior written permission. All trademarks, trade names and logos contained on this website belong to their respective owners.
We make no warranties or representations that material on other web sites to which any part of our website is linked does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any other person. We are not, and must not be taken to be, authorising infringement of any intellectual property rights contained in material on other sites by linking to such material on other sites. We welcome hypertext or other links to the “Home” page of this website. We do not consent to “deep links” into our site. We also reserve the right to refuse applications to link to our site from people or organisations that we consider unsuitable. If you wish to provide a link to this website, you should notify us by e-mail to [email protected] and give details of the URL(s) of the page(s) with proposed links to our website “Home” page, and a short profile of your organisation.