Terms & Conditions for use of the trustedlocal.com website

In these Terms and Conditions "we, our, us, trustedlocal limited, www.trustedlocal.com" refers to "trustedlocal limited".

1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
By accessing the content of www.trustedlocal.com ("the Website") you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set out herein and you accept our privacy policy available here.
If you object to any of the terms and conditions set out in this agreement you should not use any of the products or services on the Website and leave immediately.
You agree that you shall not use the Website for illegal purposes, and will respect all applicable laws and regulations. You agree not to use the website in a way that may impair the performance, corrupt the content or otherwise reduce the overall functionality of the Website. You also agree not to compromise the security of the Website or attempt to gain access to secured areas or sensitive information.

2. MODIFICATION
Trustedlocal limited reserves the right to change any part of this agreement without notice and your use of the Website will be deemed as acceptance of this agreement. We advise users to regularly check the Terms and Conditions of this agreement.
Trustedlocal limited has complete discretion to modify or remove any part of this site without warning or liability arising from such action.

3. ELIGIBILITY FOR USE
Users must be 18 years of age or over. Anyone under the age of 18 is prohibited from using this site. If you register on www.trustedlocal.com as a business, you represent that you have the authority to bind that business to these terms and conditions.

4. REGISTRATION
Users of this website will select a User ID and password. The User ID and password are personal to you and must not be shared with any other person or organisation or otherwise transferred. You may not create more than one active user ID.

5. QUOTATIONS AND ESTIMATES
You should not infer that you will always receive a quotation from an organisation or individual responding to your requirement. You understand and accept that depending on the nature of the requirement, you may receive an estimate which may not constitute a binding firm price. You understand and accept that it is your responsibility to establish the nature of the price provided (estimate, firm, fixed etc.) directly with the individual or organisation providing you with the quotation or estimate prior to contracting them for services. Trustedlocal limited accepts no liability whatsoever for the accuracy of any individuals or organisations price.
If you are providing quotations, estimates or otherwise offering your services via this website or resulting from a posted requirement on this website you certify that you are not prohibited by any law, regulation or ruling from performing such services and that you are a member of any mandatory trade or professional association applicable to the service which you are offering to provide.

6. LISTING AND RESPONDING TO JOB REQUESTS
You may not post any job requests on behalf of any other person or organisation unless you have been authorised to post job requests on behalf of an individual who is unable to use the website due to a physical or other disability.
You may not quote, estimate or otherwise provide information to another user unless you are the person or organisation providing the service or you are otherwise legally entitled (i.e. an authorised employee) to quote or estimate for work on behalf of an organisation.
Trustedlocal relies on clients to specify and describe their job requests. Trustedlocal limited makes no warranty for the accuracy or completeness of any information provided by the client.
Users are not obliged to consider or accept any response, estimate or quotation provided by you and you accept that you are solely liable for any costs incurred by you as a result of quoting or estimating activity pursuant to a requirement posted on this site, unless you have agreed otherwise with the user.
You are prohibited from posting duplicate job requests.
When you post a job request, details will be publicly available on trustedlocal.com. For your protection your name, full postcode and email address will be hidden from public view.

7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY & INDEMNITY
You agree to be fully responsible and fully indemnify trustedlocal limited and its officers, directors and employees for any losses or expenses incurred by us arising from your infringement of the terms and conditions set out in this agreement or your violation of any law.
You agree to pursue any right, claim or action against any other user of this site independently of and without recourse to trustedlocal limited, or its officers, directors and employees.
You agree to indemnify and hold trustedlocal limited and its officers, directors and employees, harmless from any action or claim, including legal fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of these terms and conditions, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
Neither trustedlocal limited nor any of its directors, employees or other representatives will be liable for loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the use of this site. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income, or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties.
Our total liability to you shall be limited to the price you have paid for the services of www.trustedlocal.com. Trustedlocal limited will under no circumstances be liable for any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages including any loss of business, revenue, profits, or data in relation to your use of the Website.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, none of the exclusions and limitations in these Terms and Conditions are intended to limit any rights you may have as a consumer under local laws or other statutory rights which may not be excluded. Nothing within this Agreement will operate to exclude any liability for death or personal injury arising as result of the negligence of Trustedlocal limited, it's employees or agents.

8. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
All intellectual property of trustedlocal limited such as copyright, trademarks, trade names, patents, registered designs and any other automatic intellectual property rights derived from the aesthetics or functionality of the Website remain the property of trustedlocal limited
By using the Website you agree to respect the intellectual property rights of trustedlocal limited and third parties (including other users) and will refrain from copying, downloading, transmitting, reproducing, printing, or exploiting for commercial purpose any material contained within the Website.
By using this website you grant trustedlocal limited the right to publish on its website (www.trustedlocal.com) any data, including, without limitation; text, photographs, diagrams etc. which you post or upload onto the website and accept that such information will be available to other users of this website and may be downloaded by other users of this website and reproduced for the purposes of providing you with a quotation or estimate.

9. ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY & REMOVAL RIGHTS
You may not post any job requests or offer any services which are of a personal, obscene, indecent or otherwise immoral or improper nature or post any requirements which may breach any law applicable to you.
Any such requests or responses may be removed from the website and the infringing users membership terminated with immediate effect.
When posting feedback you must ensure that your statements are not defamatory or otherwise an infringement of any law applicable to you. Remember that defamatory statements may render you subject to legal action. Please also refer to Clause 7 in this respect.
You may not download or reproduce any data available on the website, or transmit data to any third party except for the purposes of you or your organisation providing users with legitimate quotations for activities which you or your organisation intend to perform.
In the event you are provided with any e-mail addresses, contact details or other information by the Website or by any other user of this Website you shall under no circumstances transmit or otherwise make this information known to any third party unless you have obtained express written permission from that user to do so and are able to comply in all respects with data protection legislation and any other relevant law applicable to personal information.
Any attempt to use the Website illegally, for illegal services or other illegal purposes will be reported to the relevant authorities.
www.trustedlocal.com at all times reserves the right to remove anything which you have posted on the Website which it considers, at its sole discretion, to infringe the terms of use herein.
You may not post any feedback regarding any other user with whom you have not contracted for services.
Trustedlocal limited reserves the right in its absolute discretion and without explanation or justification to remove any feedback which it considers unjustified, inappropriate, unrelated to a contracted service arising out of the site or otherwise.

10. DISCLAIMERS
www.trustedlocal.com is a venue whereby organisations and individuals may respond to job requests posted by users of this website and this facility is provided on the understanding that the website does not review or confirm the credentials of those posting or responding to job requests irrespective of any term herein. Trustedlocal limited and its website www.trustedlocal.com has no involvement in any transaction between users of this website. Users of www.trustedlocal.com understand and accept that at all times it is the responsibility of the user to check any individuals or organisations credentials (including but not limited to membership of trade associations and professional bodies) and verify any statement (verbal or otherwise) made by organisations or individuals.
www.trustedlocal.com does not advertise the services of any third party and you should not assume that an individual or organisations membership of the website provides any assurance as to the legitimacy, competence or service quality of the individual or organisation who responds to your requirement.
Trustedlocal limited makes no guarantees or warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy, adequacy, reliability, legality, quality or fitness for any particular purpose of any of the services or associated goods supplied by persons or organisations utilising this website.
Trustedlocal limited strongly recommends that you carry out thorough checks on any person or organisation offering you services prior to contracting with them. Whilst these terms require users to confirm that they are only offering services which they are able to conduct legally, this cannot be guaranteed by us and you must conduct any verification methods as you feel appropriate.
The information contained with the Website is provided on an "as is" basis with no warranties expressed or otherwise implied relating to the accuracy, fitness for purpose, compatibility or security of any components of the Website.
We do not guarantee uninterrupted availability of the www.trustedlocal.com Website and cannot provide any representation that using the Website will be error free. Under no circumstance will trustedlocal limited be liable for any losses resulting from interrupted availability or errors within the Website. In addition, trustedlocal limited makes no representations or warranties about the accuracy, completeness, or suitability for any purpose of the information and related graphics published in this site. The information contained in this site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. All liability of trustedlocal limited howsoever arising for any such inaccuracies or errors is expressly excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Trustedlocal limited has no control over the content of responses sent to you via this site.

11. THIRD PARTIES
This agreement does not purport to create any rights or obligations for any person not party to this agreement within the terms of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
The Website may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by other parties. We do not control such websites and we take no responsibility for, and will not incur any liability in respect of, their content. Our inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does not imply any endorsement of views, statements or information contained in such websites.

12. MEMBERSHIP AND PRICING
We reserve the right to alter prices for services provided by the Website at any time.

13. HEADINGS
The clause headings within this agreement shall not affect interpretation of the terms and conditions thereunder.

14. ADVICE
Nothing contained in the Advice section of the Website or elsewhere is given as professional advice and should not be construed as such.

15. SEVERANCE
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck out and the remaining provisions shall remain in force.

16. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
This Agreement will be governed by the laws of England and any user of the Website hereby agrees to be bound exclusively by the jurisdiction of English courts without reference to rules governing choice of laws.