Simply Belfast Website (Terms of Use)

Welcome to simplybelfast.co.uk a community focused site incorporating eastbelfast.co.uk, southbelfast.co.uk, northbelfast.co.uk, west-belfast.co.uk, belmontvillage.co.uk, ballyhack.co.uk and cherryvalleyvillage.co.uk. By accessing or using 'these sites' or services, you acknowledge that you have read the following terms, conditions & disclaimers, accepting them in full and agreeing to be bound by them, both in principal and in law. If you do not accept or agree with these terms, conditions and disclaimers please leave the site immediately.

Advertisers should ensure that prior to placing your advertisement with ' the site' or in one of our printed publications that you have read both the General Terms, Conditions & Disclaimers applicable to all site users and the Terms, Conditions & Disclaimers which apply to you, depending on the service type you are using. Likewise, users availing of any other paid for or 'free' to use service are required to have read both the general terms, conditions and disclaimers of 'this site' and the specific terms, conditions and disclaimers relevant to their use. You are deemed to have accepted all relevant terms, conditions and disclaimers by proceeding to use 'this site' and/or it facilities..

Definitions

Users should be aware that the terms, conditions and disclaimers listed in this 'section', refer to the following sites within the simplybelfast.co.uk group of sites: eastbelfast.co.uk, southbelfast.co.uk, northbelfast.co.uk, west-belfast.co.uk, ballyhack.co.uk, belmontvillage.co.uk & cherryvalleyvillage.co.uk. From this point these sites are collectively referred to as 'this site', 'these sites' and 'the site'.

Users on 'the site' are classified as and referred to as follows: (i) a user covers any person accessing 'the site' or using its facilities or services (ii) an advertiser is defined as any company, partnership, trader (including sole trader) or business professional including any individual or agency seeking to advertise on their own or on another's behalf.

'The site' at our sole discretion reserves the right to change, modify, add, or delete portions of the terms, conditions and disclaimers governing use of the site and its facilities, at any time without further notice. Users should visit this section of the site regularly, to ensure they agree with changes to such terms. Should 'the site' change it terms, conditions or disclaimer and 'you' as a user, now find them unacceptable, you should cease to use 'the site' and its facilities as through your continued use, you acknowledge your blinding acceptance of all terms, conditions and disclaimers, including all changes.

External Links

'The site' links to various external sites. Users in accessing 'the site' should be aware of this fact and that 'the site' disclaims all liability regarding matters pertaining to the external site.

Users must accept in proceeding to use this site, that 'this site' has no control or external sites or media, as such will accept no liability for content, practices, terms, conditions, disclaimers or privacy policies. Furthermore, 'the site' may link to other sites for a particular reason, this should not be seen as an endorsement of that site or their service/product, nor should users assume any professional relationship exists between the external site and 'this site'.

This site is not liable for any loss or damage which you may suffer as a result of visiting external sites or suffered in using their products, services or in accepting their claims, including advertising, or any other matter arising from your visit to an external site. Users are encouraged when entering external sites to read their terms, conditions, disclaimers and privacy policy. Users are also encouraged to ensure that their anti-virus software and spyware is up to date when surfing the net.

Advertising Content

'This site' offers through its 'Belfast Marketing' section, advertising solutions such as the 'Simply Belfast Magazine' 'GoogleAds' 'Affiliate Advertising' 'Belfast Classifieds' 'Simply Belfast Shopping Precinct' and tailored packages for banner and page advertising throughout the site.

Users must accept before clicking on such advertising content that ' this site'' has no control over external advertisers or their sites, as such will accept no liability for content, practices, terms, conditions, disclaimers or privacy policies. The carrying of such advertising should not be seen as an endorsement of an advertiser's site or their service/product. Where a user proceeds to an external site, users are governed by the portion of our terms, conditions & disclaimers marked: 'External Links'.

In the event that a user, leaving this site or in contacting an advertiser, by whichever means, enters into a contract for goods or services, that contract exists only between that user and the 'company' in question. 'This Site' is not a party to such a contract and will not get involved in any dispute between parties, as such 'this site' disclaims all liability regarding matters pertaining to the external site.

Copyright Protection

All material within 'the site' is subject to copyright and users should be aware that copyright is strictly reserved by 'the site'. Users (including the press) should seek advanced approval before using or attempting to use any material, image or resource from 'this site'. Any person, agency or company using material from the site without express written permission may be subject to legal action for breach of copyright, which may also include a claim for damages. Copyright incorporates all material on the site including advertising features. Users, agree to indemnify 'the site', against all such claims, including compensation, damages and the full cost of recovery including full legal costs.

Whilst 'the site' is not responsible for ensuring copyright enforcement on a client's advertisement, users should note that advertisers may seek legal redress against any person, agency or company, infringing their copyright or abusing their logos, trademarks or patents.

As 'the site' accepts (subject to terms, conditions & disclaimers) material from its users for news articles, features and advertising, all such users should be aware that responsibility for ensuring the integrity of their submission remains with them. Users submitting such material are liable for any abuse of trademarks, logos, intellectual property rights, including copyright infringement committed as part of their submission. Where breaches are discovered 'the site' will remove the offending material, without notice. Users submitting such material agree to indemnify 'the site against all such claims and have no claim on 'the site'. 'The site' will not compensate, or provide a pro-rota refund or any other form of financial redress to the advertiser or other site or business user who are deemed to have broken these terms. Where the victim of such as breach wishes to pursue legal action, 'the site' will review any request for assistance based on the merit of their claim. Users submitting material for publication should ensure they hold permission to publish the material or that they hold copyright to the material, such users submitting material for publication accept their full responsibility and liability for the content of their submission and acknowledge through the action of placing their submission that 'the site' can at their discretion or were legally obliged provide their details to any party wishing to pursue action against them for all such breaches. Users also acknowledge through their submission, that where 'the site' suffers damage through their actions, willful or otherwise, that the site reserves the right to pursue legal redress against them and ban them from using the site and its facilities in future.

Using Site Content

All site content is subject to copyright. Should a user wish to use, copy, re-publish, distribute or exploit site content in which ever form, you should make your request to 'the site' in writing. Within your request you should state your application status i.e. private use or commercial use. Users are prohibited from using site content in any manner, without receiving full or conditioned permission, in writing, from 'the site'. Breaching site copyright may lead to your prosecution for costs, damages and any other charge relevant to your use. Your request should be made via the Simply Belfast contact page. 'The site' does not guarantee to review your request within a set time period, but will consider it based on merit, usage and the sites private & commercial interests. Details of refusal or acceptance will be sent in writing (email) to you, outlining conditions imposed on your request, where applicable. Where such conditions prove unacceptable to you, you should consider your request refused, in full.

Competitions, Prize draws and Promotions

'This site' may on occasion run competitions, prize draws or promotions either on its own behalf or for, or in conjunction with other parties including advertising clients or commercial partners. These will be subject to additional rules, conditions and disclaimers which will be made available at the appropriate time. Users accept to access these additional terms, conditions and disclaimers and accept them in full before proceeding.

Privacy & Cookie Statement

'This site' collects information from users availing of advertising options or users using 'the sites' free services or submitting free content for the purpose of publication. 'The site' also uses cookies (information files stored on your computer) to collect information about your use of 'the sites'. No details or information submitted to 'the site', other than those intended for publications, are shared with any other party, other than other sites in the group. Users must accept that our advertising partners may also wish to set third party cookies in order to process orders and/or analysis trends and should be aware that they are able to block or delete cookies or increase their privacy options by accessing their Internet browser.

Users when creating a Simply Belfast account, agree to the storage of the limited personal information collected. In submitting story content users agree to its publication (for a period determined solely at the discretion of the site) online and/or in the Simply Belfast magazines - such content, submitted for publication can never be considered as personal. Likewise, ads submitted by a user to the 'Classifieds' section are treated as non-personal information having been uploaded for the purpose of publication, such ads are only retained in our database for the life of the ad, after which the database is purged of all such information. A user wishing access to such information during the life of the ad, may obtain it from the site under the subject access provisions of the Data Protection Act, for an appropriate fee.

Limitation of Liability and Indemnity

'This site' obtains content from a wide range of sources and contributors, such content includes facts, views, opinions, editorial and information which may be of interest to site users. Whilst all reasonable care is taken regarding content, we do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or its fitness for any particular purpose. This site does not endorse or accept any responsibility or liability for any opinions, views, advice or recommendations expressed on this site or any other website which 'this site' may link to. All site content should only ever be used for your general information and use and not by way of specific recommendation or advice.

'This site' disclaims all liability and responsibly for all content and encourages users in advance of using or taking any action or decision based in whole or in part on the content, to conduct their own independent checks to ensure the integrity of any information they seek to use and content themselves as to the accuracy of such information. The pages of 'this site' may contain technical inaccuracies and typographical errors. Furthermore information in 'the site' may be updated from time to time and may at times be out of date. We accept no responsibility for keeping the information in these pages up to date or liability for any failure to do so. Users reply on site content at their own risk and use site content having accepted the sites terms, conditions & disclaimers. In addition, users are encouraged where appropriate to seek professional advice, including but not limited to, advice on medical, investment, tax, financial, legal and other professional matters. Any contact, arrangements or contract between you and any third party named on 'this site' or any third party site linked to from 'this site' is at your own risk and liability. In circumstances where you purchase or obtain any goods or services from a third party then your acquisition of such goods or services are at your own risk and 'this site' has no liability to you in respect of the same.

Furthermore this site makes no warranty that 'this site' or sites to which we link are free from computer viruses or any other malicious or impairing computer program, nor that 'the site' or sites linked to will be compatible with any computer systems, software and browsers. 'This site' disclaims liability to you and/or any third party for any claims, losses, injuries, penalties, damages, costs or expenses arising from the use of, or inability to use 'the site' or its content or from any action taken, or omitted to be taken, as a result of using 'the site' or its content or for any consequential or incidental damages, including but not limited to lost profits, loss of business or business opportunities, loss of goodwill, loss of savings you expected to make, loss of privacy or for failure to fulfill any duty or for any other indirect, special or punitive damages whatsoever that arise out of or are related to the use of 'this site' or its content or to any breach of the terms by 'the site'

Force Majeure - 'this site' does not warrant that functions contained within website content will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that 'the site' and/or the server(s) that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs.

In no event or circumstance does 'this site' accept liability of any description, including liability for negligence (except for personal injury or death), for any damages or losses (including, without limitation, loss of business, revenue, profits, or consequential loss) whatsoever resulting from performance of, use of or inability to use 'this site'. Whilst 'this site' endeavours to ensure that this site is normally available 24 hours a day, 'this site' shall not be liable if for any reason 'this site' becomes unavailable at any time or for any period. Access to 'this site' may be suspended temporarily and without notice in events such as maintenance, system failure, repair or for reasons beyond 'the sites' control.

Whilst this site makes all reasonable effort to protect 'the site', including user information, 'this site' disclaims all liability where through criminality, including but limited to theft, destruction of information, or someone getting access to our records, programs or services without our permission, the site or its information is compromised.

Users agree to indemnify 'this site' against all costs, claims, proceedings, demands, losses, damages, expenses or liability whatsoever arising directly or indirectly as a result of any breach of 'this sites' terms, conditions, disclaimers, any negligent act or breach of duty by you

Users contracting a service or using the free facilities on 'this site' are deemed to have accepted the terms, conditions and disclaimers in full. As such, all users are deemed to either be of age, or under the parental control of an adult when accessing 'the site' Any person under 16 must get a parent or guardian's permission before using 'this site', before accessing its products, services or facilities and/or before making any contribution. The parent or guardian of any person under this age remains responsible and liable for the actions of their 'child' or 'ward'.

Prohibited Terms

In accessing this site you agree to be bound fully by its terms, conditions and disclaimers and by the laws governing illegal conduct. You are prohibited from using this site for (i) any unlawful purpose (ii) to harm, threaten, abuse or harass another person (iii) to abuse or invade another individuals privacy (iv) to circulate offensive or unacceptable material, comment or editorial (v) to tamper with the sites functionality, facilities or administration (vi) to use as a information source for your commercial operation including web based directories (vii) to abuse logos, trademarks or copyright of the sites users, advertisers or owners.

Submitting Material for Publication

Where a site user wishes to become a volunteer writer for 'the site', they should contact the site in advance to discuss the issues involved, as there is clear guidance as to what content is acceptable and prohibited. Where a user does not wish to be a volunteer writer for the sitet, they can in the usual way submit ad-hoc stories to the site. Such stories are subject to editorial approval. Where your submission to 'the site' is deemed by 'the site' before publication or subsequently to be inappropriate, the site reserves the absolute right to refuse such content or in circumstances where publication has already occurred, to delete your submission. Where your content breaches terms, conditions, disclaimers or legislation, the site reserves the absolute right to pass your details onto, but not limited to appropriate bodies including 'site' solicitors, agents, government bodies, police and/ or to block any further submissions from your email address and/or the IP address used for your submission. Where the person submitting the content in question and the owner of either the IP address or email account differ, you as the submitter remain fully liable to the owner of such facilities, and liable for the penalty imposed. This site reserves the right to pursue a claim against such persons for damages and costs,

General Legal Terms

Where a court of law having jurisdiction to rule on any matter, judges any provision of these Terms, Conditions or Disclaimer to be invalid, then that provision will be removed from the said Terms, Conditions or Disclaimer without affecting the remaining Terms, Conditions or Disclaimers. As such all remaining provisions under the Terms, Conditions and Disclaimers will continue to be valid and enforceable.

All Terms, Conditions and Disclaimers and your relationship with 'this site' under these provisions shall be governed by law as appropriate to Northern Ireland. You and 'this site' agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Northern Ireland to resolve any legal matter arising from these provisions. You further agree that 'this site' shall be entitled to seek injunctions or other urgent legal remedy in any other appropriate jurisdiction.

General Disclaimers

Users and advertisers use 'the site' at their own risk. Users seeking products or services from site facilities, such as the business directory should ensure that they, being fully liable for such purchases or orders, are satisfied with the product, service, qualifications and integrity of the person and/or company they are engaging. 'This site' disclaims all liability for users instructing or engaging the services of companies or others advertising or otherwise listed or mentioned on 'this site'. Such users proceed solely at their own risk and undertake not to raise matters pertaining to a relationship they have with another, with 'this site' for the purpose of mediation, 'this site' disclaims any such role.

This site does not provide advice to users, sponsors or advertisers, you are therefore advised that you should not rely on any advice from this site and where necessary seek you own independent advice to safeguard your own interests.

Users of the site should not in any circumstance reveal personal information about themselves or anyone else, including but not limited to their full names, address, telephone number, date of birth, family details, nor any other detail which might leave them or another vulnerable to a crime, harassment or identity theft. The site is not liable to vet user advertisers and all liability remains on the user. Where a user publishes within an add their phone number, email address or other personal detail, they do so at their own risk.

Trade Names, Marks & Logos

'This site' and all sites within the group use and reserve exclusive rights to, but not limited to, the following trade marks and names: (i) Simply Belfast (ii) Simply East Belfast (iii) Simply South Belfast (iv) Simply North Belfast (v) Simply West Belfast (vi) Simply Belfast Directory Services (vii) The Can Do Guys (viii) Simply Belfast Shopping Precinct (ix) The Can Do Guide. All rights to trademarks, names and logos, displayed or referenced in the site or in any and all advertising, are reserved to the full extent of the law and anyone, company or party abusing these rights may be pursued without further notice through legal channels, for damages, compensation and costs.

Chat Facilities, Noticeboards & Forums (where applicable)

No user should impede another users enjoyment of 'the site'. The user agrees to refrain from offensive and/or threatening language, including by not limited to swearing, sexist, racist, homophobic, obscene, pornographic, innuendo or language likely to harass, distress or disrupt 'the site' or its use by another.






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