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Terms & Conditions

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.

By using this web site, you explicitly agree to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions, which HomeWise.ie may change at any time. Please review these terms and conditions periodically for changes.


Ownership and copyright

Except as otherwise indicated, this web site, and all text, images, marks, logos and other content contained herein ("Site Content") is owned by HomeWise.ie. HOMEWISE.IE, the logo and all other marks displayed on this site are registered and/or trademarks of HomeWise.ie, and/or various third parties. Nothing contained on this site may be construed as granting, by implication, estoppels or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark without the prior written permission of HomeWise.ie


Use of this web site

HomeWise.ie authorises you to view, download and print Site Content subject to the following conditions: (i) you may only do so for your own personal and non-commercial use; (ii) you may not modify the Site Content; you may not reproduce, prepare derivative works from, distribute or display Site Content, except as provided herein. Except as expressly permitted above, copying, transmission, reproduction, republication, posting or redistribution of the Site Content or any portion thereof is strictly prohibited without the prior written permission of HomeWise.ie. To request permission, you may contact HomeWise.ie in writing at

HomeWise.ie, NovaUCD, Belfield Innovation Centre, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4.


You represent and warrant that your use of Site Content will be consistent with this license and will not infringe or violate the rights of any other party or breach any contract or legal duty to any other parties, or violate any applicable law. You expressly agree to indemnify HomeWise.ie against any liability to any person arising out of your use of Site Content not in accordance with these terms and conditions.


Our services are not available to, and may not be used by, persons under the age of 18 years or to temporarily or indefinitely suspended HomeWise.ie users. If you are under 18 years old, you can use this service only in conjunction with and under the supervision of a parent or guardian. If you do not qualify, please do not use our services. If you are registering as a business entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind that entity to this User Agreement. You understand that you are financially responsible for all uses of this website by you and those using your log-in information.


Warranty disclaimer and limitation of liability

HomeWise.ie does not warrant that any information published on this website will be free from error and in using this website you acknowledge that the supplier & service details and all other information including information relating to home improvement services published on this website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors.


All business engaged in with suppliers or services listed on this website are made with the supplier or service concerned and not with HomeWise.ie. HomeWise.ie only provides the contact information or facilitates the contact with the supplier or service in question. HomeWise.ie is not a party to the contract between you and the supplier or service and has no responsibility or liability to you in respect of the terms of that contract whether directly or indirectly.


Prior to engaging in business with a supplier or service, you should ensure that you have reviewed the supplier or services terms and conditions and that they are acceptable to you.


NEITHER HOMEWISE.IE NOR ANY OF ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND/OR THE MATERIALS OFFERED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF DATA, INCOME, PROFIT OR OPPORTUNITY, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AND CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES, OR ANY INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGES, EVEN IF HOMEWISE.IE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE, OR SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGES WERE REASONABLY FORESEEABLE.


While HomeWise.ie makes all reasonable efforts to ensure that the suppliers & services listed are of reasonable standard the listing of any supplier or service on the website is not and should not be taken as a recommendation from HomeWise.ie or a representation that the supplier or service will be suitable for the user's purpose. HomeWise.ie shall in no way be liable to you in the event that the supplier or service are not suitable for your purpose.


Links to other sites

The HomeWise.ie site contains links to third-party web sites. The linked sites are not under the control of HomeWise.ie, and HomeWise.ie is not responsible for the contents of any linked site. HomeWise.ie provides these links as a convenience, and a link does not imply endorsement of, sponsorship of or affiliation with the linked site by HomeWise.ie. Linked sites are owned and operated by independent retailers or service providers, and therefore, HomeWise.ie cannot ensure that you will be satisfied with their products, services or business practices. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction with any of these third parties.


Use of chat rooms, bulletin boards or other communications forums

The HomeWise.ie web site may contain and allow its users to post reviews of their experiences with suppliers & services, as well as general postings of messages in chat rooms, bulletin boards or other forums. If HomeWise.ie provides such services, you expressly agree to use such services only to send messages and material that are appropriate and that are related to the topic of the particular forum. HomeWise.ie does not edit or control the information or materials posted to or distributed through chat rooms, bulletin boards or other communications forums, will not be in any way responsible or liable for such information or materials and claims no proprietary rights of any kind arising from the posting or distribution of information or material in such forums. HomeWise.ie nevertheless reserves the right for any reason in its sole discretion to remove without notice any contents of any such forum. By posting or distributing information or material through such forums, you expressly abandon any proprietary rights you may have in such information or material, and such information or material may be freely used, copied and distributed, in any medium and in any form, by others without your permission. You agree not to post or distribute any information or material that is copyrighted by any third party without the express written consent of such party, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless HomeWise.ie from any claim arising out of or relating to your violation of this provision.


Submissions to HomeWise.ie

Where you are invited to submit any contribution to HomeWise.ie (this includes any emails, text, member submissions, forum postings, photographs, graphics, video or audio) you agree, that by submitting your contribution you are granting HomeWise.ie a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable right and the license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your contribution worldwide and/or to incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution, and in accordance with privacy restrictions set out in the HomeWise.ie policy.

Also by submitting your contribution to HomeWise.ie you declare that your submission is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to HomeWise.ie for all the purposes specified above.

You declare that the submission is not defamatory and does not infringe any law and indemnify HomeWise.ie against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by HomeWise.ie as a result of your breach of the above declaration and waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on HomeWise.ie and the purposes specified above.

If you do not want to grant to HomeWise.ie the rights set out above, please do not submit your contribution to HomeWise.ie.


Email Address/Password (Access Codes for membership)

You must enter your name, email address and password upon registration. You are responsible for all actions taken under that email address and password and shall only use or utilise the Site using your own email address and password. You must use every effort to keep your password safe and should not disclose it to any other person. You shall not transfer or sell your email address to any other person. You shall also not permit, either directly or indirectly, any other person to utilise your User ID or password.


General Terms & Conditions

Your use of this website and these Terms are governed by the laws of the Republic of Ireland. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Republic of Ireland courts in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this website each time you access the website. Use of this website is unauthorised in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions including and without limitation this paragraph.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and HomeWise.ie as a result of these Terms or your use of this website. HomeWise.ies performance of these Terms is subject to existing laws and legal process and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of HomeWise.ie's right to comply with law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of this website or information provided to or gathered by HomeWise.ie with respect to such use.


If any part of these Terms is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, including but not limited to the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these Terms shall continue in effect.


These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and HomeWise.ie with respect to this website and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and HomeWise.ie with respect to this website. A printed version of these Terms and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.


Although HomeWise.ie cannot monitor the conduct of its users offsite, it is a violation of these Terms to use any information obtained from this website in order to harass, abuse or harm other persons, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit or sell to any user or person without their prior express consent.


Modifications

HomeWise.ie may change, add or delete these Terms and Conditions of Use or any portion thereof from time to time in its sole discretion. HomeWise.ie will provide you with reasonable notice of any changes. Thereafter, you expressly agree to be bound by any such amended Terms and Conditions of Use.


HomeWise.ie may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the HomeWise.ie service at any time, including availability of any feature, database or content. HomeWise.ie may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to all or parts of the HomeWise.ie web site without notice or liability.


Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold HomeWise.ie, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the website.

YOUR USE OF HOMEWISE.IE NOW, OR FOLLOWING THE POSTING OF ANY SUCH NOTICE OF ANY CHANGES WILL INDICATE ACCEPTANCE BY YOU OF SUCH MODIFICATIONS.


Rate & Review Guidelines:

We need to confirm your e-mail address upon registration. We will not share or sell your e-mail address, but may contact you occasionally with news from HomeWise.ie.

Reviews should be taken as individual, subjective, opinions.

HomeWise.ie does not take responsibility for any establishment listed or reviewed on this web site or any damages or loss of business to any supplier or service listed on HomeWise.ie or recommended by users of HomeWise.ie, resulting from reviews or ratings on HomeWise.ie.

All user reviews must follow HomeWise.ie guidelines.

We will not publish a review

-which contains profanity, threats, prejudiced comments, reports of deaths, violent criminal activity or participation in drug-related activity.
-posted by children under 13
-which contains comments about other reviewers
-which contains material published elsewhere
-written by owner or management of a business posing as customers, reviews written by -current or past employees of businesses, individual accounts, hearsay
-which contains general political, ethical or religious opinions.
-which contains questions or comments directed to HomeWise.ie staff, other users or trade representatives.
-which contains commercial web addresses or e-mail addresses or promotional material of any kind
-not written in English
-written in ALL CAPS, HTML tags or excessive typographic symbols. Please note that most text and paragraph formatting, including lists, will not appear in user reviews
using an invalid e-mail address. It is important that you include a valid email address so that we may contact you if there is a problem with your review.
-which contains any material or information that infringes any copyright or intellectual property rights of any third party or which constitutes a defamation or invasion of the rights of privacy or publicity of any kind of any third party or contains any content that is in any way unlawful, harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, harassing or racially, ethically or otherwise objectionable and facilitates or promotes illegal activity, depicts sexually explicit images or promotes violence or discrimination
-which contains content not relevant and helpful to other customers.


We value your privacy -- please read our privacy policy


Privacy/Security Statement

Introduction:HomeWise.ie has created this privacy statement to demonstrate commitment to privacy. The following discloses the practices of HomeWise.ie. A user can access our site and utilize a number of our services without providing any information at all. However, all users who register for HomeWise.ie services provide basic contact and may provide demographic information. The information which we provide our advertisers, the people that make it possible for visitors to use HomeWise.ie, need summary information about our users (not individual information) to determine how effective their advertising investment is. HomeWise.ie will not disclose a user's personally identifiable information to any third party without the user's express permission except where applicable for the purpose of supplying the service for which the user has registered.


HomeWise.ie collects the following information:
Optional Sign ups: If users wish to utilize certain services located on specific sections of HomeWise.ie, they must sign up. Services that currently require some form of sign up include; purchase of a featured listing, contact with a supplier or service, submitting a rate & review & subscribing to partner product or service.

The information collected when a user signs up for a product or service, the information can include an e-mail address and name. A user may also "opt-in " to various e-mail notifications or offers.


Polling: HomeWise.ie, from time to time may offer interactive polls/questionnaires so users can easily share their opinions with others and see what other HomeWise.ie users think about important topics. Their name, e-mail address and country information is retained temporarily.


Cookies: Certain sections of the site use cookies to maintain single user sessions as well as to aggregate broad demographic data as it relates to user behaviour. You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information back from the browser.


"E-mail a friend" service/Refer a friend: A user can electronically forward a summary of a information to someone else by clicking the link at the bottom of the page. The user provides a valid e-mail address for both the sender and the recipient in order to ensure that the service functions properly and to inform the recipient who sent the information. There is also an option to include a name which is only used for the e-mail salutation. None of this information is used for any other purpose.


Information Automatically Logged: We log your IP address, browser's user agent, and referring address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Web site and to identify unique users. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information.


Auditing our traffic figures: We also provide our log file data to partners to verify our traffic figures to the website. The information is used solely for auditing purposes.


Finally, the data may on occasion of abuse or harassment be used to find and locate individuals abusing the network system and or services of HomeWise.ie. In these cases this data may be passed on to appropriate individuals, organisations or companies, if specifically requested.


Irish Data Protection Commissioner: Further information on your data privacy rights go to http://www.dataprivacy.ie (website of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner)


Advertisers: HomeWise.ie may perform statistical analyses of user behaviour in order to measure interest in the various areas of our site (for product development purposes) and to inform advertisers as to how many consumers have seen or "clicked" their advertising banners. We may also use demographic and preference information to allow advertising banners on our Web site to be targeted, in aggregate, to the readers for whom they are most pertinent. This means that readers may see advertising that is most likely to interest them, and advertisers send their messages to people who are most likely to be receptive, improving both the viewer's experience and the effectiveness of the advertisements. In this statistical analysis and banner advertisement targeting, we will disclose information to third parties only in aggregate form. Personal information about you as an individual subscriber will not be provided to any third party without your consent.


We may from time to time use a third-party advertising company to serve ads when you visit our Web site. A third-party advertising company also separately places or recognises a cookie file on your browser in the course of delivering advertisements to HomeWise.ie.


Form Submissions: Certain online purchase options require users to give us financial information (such as their credit card numbers), and demographic information (such as their address etc.). Financial information that is collected is used solely to bill the user for products and services. Surveys & Competitions: From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or competitions. Participation in these surveys or competitions is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and delivery address), and demographic information (such as address, age and income level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site. No personal information will be retained for longer than is necessary or used for any undisclosed purpose.


Promotions and competitions that run on HomeWise.ie may be sponsored by companies other than HomeWise.ie or may be co-sponsored by HomeWise.ie and another company.


HomeWise.ie or its sponsors or business partners may with your expressed permission, from time to time, send you e-mails regarding its products and services.


E-mail: Using the e-mail addresses provided on registration, HomeWise.ie may contact you with information on our upgrade options, regarding renewal of subscriptions to premium listings, advertising, if there is a problem with a review or rating.


External Links: This site contains links to other sites. HomeWise.ie is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites. Security: This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, HomeWise.ie cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.


Opt-In: Our site provides users with the opportunity to opt-in to receive promotional/marketing information from HomeWise.ie and select advertisers. Special Interest Sites: HomeWise.ie provides certain services in conjunction with third parties: These third parties have their own security and privacy policies. You are advised to review these separately.


Correcting And Updating: HomeWise.ie offers users the ability to change certain personal identifiable information (e-mail address,) collected during the sign up process for specific services.


Contacting the Web Site: If you have any questions about this privacy statement, or the security practices of this site, you can contact: info@homewise.ie


Ratings & Reviews: You are required to submit your email address before submitting a rating &review. We need to confirm your e-mail address before posting your rating & review.


If you have not found the information you are looking for, please email us at info@homewise.ie