Terms And Conditions Of Use

 

1. Introduction

1.1 These terms and conditions shall govern your use of our website.

1.2 By using our website, you accept these terms and conditions in full; accordingly, if you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use our website.

1.3 If you register with our website, submit any material to our website or use any of our website services, we will ask you to expressly agree to these terms and conditions.

1.4 You must be at least 18 years of age to use our website; by using our website or agreeing to these terms and conditions, you warrant and represent to us that you are at least 18 years of age.

1.5 Our website uses cookies; by using our website or agreeing to these terms and conditions, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of our privacy and cookies policy.

2. Copyright notice

2.1 Copyright (c) 2016 West Country Equestrian.

2.2 Subject to the express provisions of these terms and conditions:

(a) we, together with our licensors, own and control all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website; and

(b) all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website are reserved.

3. Licence to use website

3.1 You may:

(a) view pages from our website in a web browser;

(b) download pages from our website for caching in a web browser;

(c) print pages from our website;

(d) stream audio and video files from our website; and

(e) use our website services by means of a web browser,

subject to the other provisions of these terms and conditions.

3.2 Except as expressly permitted by Section 3.1 or the other provisions of these terms and conditions, you must not download any material from our website or save any such material to your computer.

3.3 You may only use our website for your own personal and business purposes, and you must not use our website for any other purposes.

3.4 Except as expressly permitted by these terms and conditions, you must not edit or otherwise modify any material on our website.

3.5 Unless you own or control the relevant rights in the material, you must not:

(a) republish material from our website including republication on another website;

(b) sell, rent or sub-license material from our website;

(c) show any material from our website in public;

(d) exploit material from our website for a commercial purpose; or

(e) redistribute material from our website.

3.6 Notwithstanding Section 3.5, you may redistribute our newsletter in print and electronic form to any person.

3.7 We reserve the right to restrict access to areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion; you must not circumvent or bypass, or attempt to circumvent or bypass, any access restriction measures on our website.

4. Acceptable use

4.1 You must not:

(a) use our website in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the performance, availability or accessibility of the website;

(b) use our website in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity;

(c) use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software;

(d) conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting on or in relation to our website without our express written consent;

(e) access or otherwise interact with our website using any robot, spider or other automated means[, except for the purpose of search engine indexing;

(f) violate the directives set out in the robots.txt file for our website; or

(g) use data collected from our website for any direct marketing activity (including without limitation email marketing, SMS marketing, telemarketing and direct mailing.

4.2 You must ensure that all the information you supply to us through our website, or in relation to our website, is true, accurate, current, complete and non-misleading.

5. Use on behalf of organisation

5.1 If you use our website or expressly agree to these terms and conditions in the course of a business or other organisational project, then by so doing you bind both:

(a) yourself; and

(b) the person, company or other legal entity that operates that business or organisational project,

to these terms and conditions, and in these circumstances references to “you” in these terms and conditions are to both the individual user and the relevant person, company or legal entity.

6. Registration and accounts

6.1 To be eligible for an account on our website under this Section 6, you must [be resident in the United Kingdom and over 18 years of age.

6.2 You may register for an account with our website by completing and submitting the account registration form on our website, and clicking on the verification link in the email that the website will send to you.

6.3 You must not allow any other person to use your account to access the website.

6.4 You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account.

6.5 You must not use any other person’s account to access the website, unless you have that person’s express permission to do so.

7. User login details

7.1 If you register for an account with our website you will be asked to choose a user ID and password.

7.2 Your user ID must not be liable to mislead and must comply with the content rules set out in Section 13; you must not use your account or user ID for or in connection with the impersonation of any person.

7.3 You must keep your password confidential.

7.4 You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any disclosure of your password.

7.5 You are responsible for any activity on our website arising out of any failure to keep your password confidential, and may be held liable for any losses arising out of such a failure.

8. Cancellation and suspension of account

8.1 We may:

(a) edit your account details;

(b) temporarily suspend your account; and/or

(c) cancel your account,

at any time at our sole discretion, providing that if we cancel any services you have paid for and you have not breached these terms and conditions, you will be entitled to a refund of any amounts paid to us in respect of those services that were to be provided by us to you after the date of such cancellation; we will give you reasonable written notice of any cancellation under this Section 8.1.

8.2 You may cancel your account on our website by contacting us in writing at the given address or by email at info@westcountryequestrian.com. You will not be entitled to any refund if you cancel your account in accordance with this Section 8.2.

9. Advertisements

9.1 We welcome the submission of advertisements to our website.

9.2 You may submit an advertisement to our website by

1) registering with WCE

2) completing the WCE Classified or Directory Listing form

3) Paying for the advert through Paypal

4) WCE will confirm by electronic means that your advert has been received and is being moderated. This can take up to 24 hours (and in some instances may take longer)

5) Once your advert has been accepted it will be published to West Country Equestrian and WCE will confirm publication by electronic means.

6) If for any reason your advertisement does not meet the requirements of the website WCE will contact you at their earliest convenience to explain why the advert has not been published and where appropriate give you the option to make the advert compliant and re-submit the advertisement for moderation.

9.3 You will have the opportunity to identify and correct input errors prior to making your order using the edit function

9.4 Advertisements submitted to our website must constitute bona fide advertisements relating to the equestrian industry that are true, fair and accurate in all respects.

9.5 Advertisements must be listed in the appropriate category or categories.

9.6 Advertisements submitted to our website must not be for any product, service or other subject matter that:

(a) breaches any laws, regulations or codes;

(b) infringes any third party intellectual property rights or other legal rights; or

(c) may give rise to a cause of action against any person,

in each case in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law.

9.7 Advertisements submitted to our website must not be for any product, service or other subject matter that:

(a) consists of or contains material that would, if published on our website by you, contravene the provisions of Section 13; or

(b) or relates to:

(i) drugs, narcotics, steroids or controlled substances;

(ii) obscene, indecent, pornographic or sexually explicit materials;

(iii) knives, swords, firearms or other weapons;

(iv) ammunition for any weapon;

(v) items that encourage or facilitate criminal acts or civil wrongs; or

(vi) items that encourage or facilitate the infringement of any intellectual property right.

9.8 Your advertisements must comply with the requirements of Section 4 and Section 13.

9.9 You grant to us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to publish your advertisements on our website, and to copy, alter and store your advertisements in connection with their publication on our website, together with the right to sub-license these rights.

9.10 You grant to us your permission to publish your advert to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media platform that we use unless we receive written notification and are expressly notified not to publish to social media platforms prior to the advert being published.

9.11 You must keep your advertisements up to date using our website interface, and must delete or unpublish any advertisements that have ceased to be relevant to our users (for example, because products advertised are no longer available).

9.12 Advertisements submitted to our website will be individually reviewed, and will usually be published within 24 hours following submission; however, we do not guarantee publication within this period.

9.13 Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, we reserve the rights to reject, unpublish or delete advertisements that breach these terms and conditions or that do not meet any additional guidelines for submissions published on our website. If we reject, unpublish or delete an advertisement in accordance with this Section 9.13, we will not refund any applicable listing fees.

9.14 If we accept your advertisement submission, then it will remain published on our website for the relevant period set out on our website, subject to these terms and conditions.

9.15 From time to time we may allow the publication of advertisements on our website free of charge, providing that free advertisements will be subject to such additional terms and conditions as we may specify from time to time, and we may delete free advertisements at any time in our sole discretion with or without notice to you.

10. Fees

10.1 The fees in respect of our website services will be as set out on the website from time to time.

10.2 All amounts stated in these terms and conditions or on our website are stated inclusive of VAT where VAT is applicable.

10.3 You must pay to us the fees in respect of our website services in advance, in cleared funds, in accordance with any instructions on our website.

10.4 We may vary fees from time to time by posting new fees on our website, but this will not affect fees for services that have been previously paid.

10.5 If you dispute any payment made to us, you must contact us immediately and provide full details of your claim.

10.6 If you make an unjustified credit card, debit card or other charge-back then you will be liable to pay us, within 7 days following the date of our written request:

(a) an amount equal to the amount of the charge-back;

(b) all third party expenses incurred by us in relation to the charge-back (including charges made by our or your bank or payment processor or card issuer);

(c) an administration fee of GBP 25.00 including VAT; and

(d) all our reasonable costs, losses and expenses incurred in recovering the amounts referred to in this Section 10.6 (including without limitation legal fees and debt collection fees),

and for the avoidance of doubt, if you fail to recognise or fail to remember the source of an entry on your card statement or other financial statement, and make a charge-back as a result, this will constitute an unjustified charge-back for the purposes of this Section 10.6.

10.7 If you owe us any amount under or relating to these terms and conditions, we may suspend or withdraw the provision of services to you.

10.8 We may at any time set off any amount that you owe to us against any amount that we owe to you, by sending you written notice of the set-off.

11. Distance contracts: cancellation right

11.1 This Section 11 applies if and only if you offer to contract with us, or contract with us, as a consumer – that is, as an individual acting wholly or mainly outside your trade, business, craft or profession.

11.2 You may withdraw an offer to enter into a contract with us through our website, or cancel a contract entered into with us through our website, at any time within the period:

(a) beginning upon the submission of your offer; and

(b) ending at the end of 14 days after the day on which the contract is entered into,

subject to Section 11.3. You do not have to give any reason for your withdrawal or cancellation.

11.3 You agree that we may begin the provision of services before the expiry of the period referred to in Section 11.2, and you acknowledge that, if we do begin the provision of services before the end of that period, then:

(a) if the services are fully performed, you will lose the right to cancel referred to in Section 11.2;

(b) if the services are partially performed at the time of cancellation, you must pay to us an amount proportional to the services supplied or we may deduct such amount from any refund due to you in accordance with this Section 11.

11.4 In order to withdraw an offer to contract or cancel a contract on the basis described in this Section 11, you must inform us of your decision to withdraw or cancel (as the case may be). You may inform us by means of any clear statement setting out the decision. In the case of cancellation, you may inform us using the cancellation form that we will make available to you. To meet the cancellation deadline, it is sufficient for you to send your communication concerning the exercise of the right to cancel before the cancellation period has expired.

11.5 If you withdraw an offer to contract, or cancel a contract, on the basis described in this Section 11, you will receive a full refund of any amount you paid to us in respect of the offer or contract, except as specified in this Section 11.

11.6 We will refund money using the same method used to make the payment, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise. In any case, you will not incur any fees as a result of the refund.

11.7 We will process the refund due to you as a result of a cancellation on the basis described in this Section 11 without undue delay and, in any case, within the period of 14 days after the day on which we are informed of the cancellation.

12. Your content: licence

12.1 In these terms and conditions, “your content” means [all works and materials (including without limitation text, graphics, images, audio material, video material, audio-visual material, scripts, software and files) that you submit to us or our website for storage or publication on, processing by, or transmission via, our website.

12.2 You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, store, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your content in any existing or future media.

12.3 You grant to us the right to sub-license the rights licensed under Section 12.2.

12.4 You grant to us the right to bring an action for infringement of the rights licensed under Section 12.2.

12.5 You hereby waive all your moral rights in your content to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law; and you warrant and represent that all other moral rights in your content have been waived to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.

12.6 You may edit your content to the extent permitted using the editing functionality made available on our website.

12.7 Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach any provision of these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may delete, unpublish or edit any or all of your content.

13. Your content: rules

13.1 You warrant and represent that your content will comply with these terms and conditions.

13.2 Your content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any person’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action against any person (in each case in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law).

13.3 Your content, and the use of your content by us in accordance with these terms and conditions, must not:

(a) be libellous or maliciously false;

(b) be obscene or indecent;

(c) infringe any copyright, moral right, database right, trade mark right, design right, right in passing off, or other intellectual property right;

(d) infringe any right of confidence, right of privacy or right under data protection legislation;

(e) constitute negligent advice or contain any negligent statement;

(f) constitute an incitement to commit a crime, instructions for the commission of a crime or the promotion of criminal activity;

(g) be in contempt of any court, or in breach of any court order;

(h) be in breach of racial or religious hatred or discrimination legislation;

(i) be blasphemous;

(j) be in breach of official secrets legislation;

(k) be in breach of any contractual obligation owed to any person;

(l) depict violence in an explicit, graphic or gratuitous manner;

(m) be pornographic, lewd, suggestive or sexually explicit;

(n) be untrue, false, inaccurate or misleading;

(o) consist of or contain any instructions, advice or other information which may be acted upon and could, if acted upon, cause illness, injury or death, or any other loss or damage;

(p) constitute spam;

(q) be offensive, deceptive, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, harassing, anti-social, menacing, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory; or

(r) cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any person.

13.4 Your content must be appropriate, civil and tasteful, and accord with generally accepted standards of etiquette and behaviour on the internet.

13.5 You must not use our website to link to any website or web page consisting of or containing material that would, were it posted on our website, breach the provisions of these terms and conditions.

13.6 You must not submit to our website any material that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

14. Report abuse

14.1 If you learn of any unlawful material or activity on our website, or any material or activity that breaches these terms and conditions, please let us know.

14.2 You can let us know about any such material or activity by email.

15. Limited warranties

15.1 We do not warrant or represent:

(a) the completeness or accuracy of the information published on our website;

(b) that the material on the website is up to date; or

(c) that the website or any service on the website will remain available.

15.2 We reserve the right to discontinue or alter any or all of our website services, and to stop publishing our website, at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation; and save to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions, you will not be entitled to any compensation or other payment upon the discontinuance or alteration of any website services, or if we stop publishing the website.

15.3 To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and subject to Section 16.1, we exclude all representations and warranties relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, our website and the use of our website.

16. Limitations and exclusions of liability

16.1 Nothing in these terms and conditions will:

(a) limit or exclude any liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;

(b) limit or exclude any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

(c) limit any liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or

(d) exclude any liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law,

and, if you are a consumer, your statutory rights will not be excluded or limited by these terms and conditions, except to the extent permitted by law.

16.2 The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section 16 and elsewhere in these terms and conditions:

(a) are subject to Section 16.1; and

(b) govern all liabilities arising under these terms and conditions or relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty, except to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions.

16.3 To the extent that our website and the information and services on our website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

16.4 We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.

6.5 We will not be liable to you in respect of any business losses, including (without limitation) loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities or goodwill.

16.6 We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.

16.7 Our aggregate liability to you in respect of any contract to provide services to you under these terms and conditions shall not exceed the greater of:

(a) £500; and

(b) the total amount paid and payable to us under the contract.

17. Indemnity

17.1 You hereby indemnify us, and undertake to keep us indemnified, against any and all losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute) incurred or suffered by us and arising directly or indirectly out of your use of our website or any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions.

18. West Country Equestrian Website – Buyers & Sellers

18.1 We will not vet sellers or their products or services that are advertised on our website and we will not vet buyers. If you or your organisation choose to contact and/or enter into a transaction with another person or organisation as a result of using our website, you do so entirely at your own risk. We will not be liable to you for any loss of any kind or damage of any kind resulting from your decision to contact and/or enter into a transaction with another person or organisation as a result of using our website.

18.2 We will not confirm the ability of sellers to sell a product or service they advertise. We will not confirm the ability of buyers to buy products or services advertised on our website. You agree that you are responsible for ensuring that any purchase or sale does not contravene laws that require buyers or sellers to be above a certain age.

18.3 We will not perform checks on any person or organisation accessing or using our website. Any communication of any kind between you and any other person or organisations using the site is carried out at your own risk.

18.4 We will not be liable to you for any loss of any kind or damage of any kind resulting from the fraudulent actions of a user of our website.

 

18.5 We will not be involved in any transactions that may result from your use of our website. Any such transactions will be beyond our control and we will not be liable to you for any loss of any kind or damage of any kind resulting from these transactions.

18.6 Any dispute or claim arising between you and another person or organisation using our website will be dealt with by you and the person or organisation you are in dispute with and without recourse to us. You agree that we will not become involved in any such dispute or claim.

18.7 We have no control over the safety, suitability, quality, existence or legality of items or services advertised. Any moderation of advertisements we may undertake as described in section 9.2 will not confirm the safety, suitability, quality, existence or legality of items or services advertised. We will not be liable to you if items or services advertised on our website are not fit for purpose. You are responsible for undertaking any due diligence and seeking any professional advice that may be advisable or necessary before entering into a transaction with any user of our website.

18.8 If any products or services advertised by you are bought by a person or organisation located outside the UK, you alone are responsible for complying with any import/export laws, regulations and tariffs that may be enforceable by legal jurisdictions outside of the UK.

18.9 If you choose to buy any products or services advertised by a person or organisation located outside the UK, you and the seller are responsible for complying with any import/export laws, regulations and tariffs that may be enforceable by legal jurisdictions outside of the UK.

19. Breaches of these terms and conditions

19.1 Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may:

(a) send you one or more formal warnings;

(b) temporarily suspend your access to our website;

(c) permanently prohibit you from accessing our website;

(d) block computers using your IP address from accessing our website;

(e) contact any or all of your internet service providers and request that they block your access to our website;

(f) commence legal action against you, whether for breach of contract or otherwise; and/or

(g) suspend or delete your account on our website.

19.2 Where we suspend or prohibit or block your access to our website or a part of our website, you must not take any action to circumvent such suspension or prohibition or blocking including without limitation creating and/or using a different account.

20. Third party websites

20.1 Our website includes hyperlinks to other websites owned and operated by third parties; such hyperlinks are not recommendations.

20.2 We have no control over third party websites and their contents, and subject to Section 16.1 we accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

21. Trade marks

21.1 West Country Equestrian and West Country Equestrian Directory, our logos and our other registered and unregistered trade marks are trade marks belonging to us; we give no permission for the use of these trade marks, and such use may constitute an infringement of our rights.

21.2 The third party registered and unregistered trade marks or service marks on our website are the property of their respective owners and, unless stated otherwise in these terms and conditions, we do not endorse and are not affiliated with any of the holders of any such rights and as such we cannot grant any licence to exercise such rights.

22. Variation

22.1 We may revise these terms and conditions from time to time.

22.2 The revised terms and conditions shall apply to the use of our website from the date of publication of the revised terms and conditions on the website, and you hereby waive any right you may otherwise have to be notified of, or to consent to, revisions of these terms and conditions.

22.3 If you are a consumer and you have purchased any of our website services and there subsists a contract under these terms and conditions in respect of those website services, we will ask for your express agreement to any revision of that contract. We may make such revisions only for the purposes of reflecting changes to applicable law, the technology we use to provide the services and/or our internal business processes. We will give you at least 30 days’ prior written notice of any revision. If you do not give your express agreement to the revised terms and conditions within that period, the contract between us shall be automatically terminated and you will be entitled to a refund of any amounts paid to us in respect of website services that were to be provided by us to you after the date of such termination.

23. Assignment

23.1 You hereby agree that we may assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions – providing, if you are a consumer, that such action does not serve to reduce the guarantees benefiting you under these terms and conditions.

23.2 You may not without our prior written consent assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with any of your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.

24. Severability

24.1 If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect.

24.2 If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision of these terms and conditions would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

25. Third party rights

25.1 A contract under these terms and conditions is for our benefit and your benefit, and is not intended to benefit or be enforceable by any third party.

25.2 The exercise of the parties’ rights under a contract under these terms and conditions is not subject to the consent of any third party.

26. Entire agreement

26.1 Subject to Section 16.1, these terms and conditions, together with our privacy and cookies policy, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website and shall supersede all previous agreements between you and us in relation to your use of our website.

27. Law and jurisdiction

27.1 These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.

27.2 Any disputes relating to these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

28. Statutory and regulatory disclosures

28.1 We will not file a copy of these terms and conditions specifically in relation to each user or customer and, if we update these terms and conditions, the version to which you originally agreed will no longer be available on our website. We recommend that you consider saving a copy of these terms and conditions for future reference.

28.2 These terms and conditions are available in the English language only.

29. Our details

29.1 This website is owned and operated by West Country Equestrian Limited.

29.2 We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 10611472 , and our registered office is a Swayfield House, Clough Lane, Winterslow, Salisbury, SP5 1QR.

29.3 Our principal place of business is at Swayfield House, Clough Lane, Winterslow, Salisbury, SP5 1QR.

29.4 You can contact us:

(a) by post, using the postal address given above;

(b) using our website contact form;

(c) by telephone, on 07949 618891

(d) by email, using the email address published on our website from time to time.

 

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