Terms & Conditions for HouseHunt.ie
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  1. Introduction

    We welcome you to our website househunt.ie (“We” “Us” “Our Website”). You will note the Terms of Use for our website below apply if the users (“You”) or anyone who accesses our site whether you access via a laptop, mobile, app or desktop. The purpose of the terms of use is to set terms, that are subject to you accepting, of usage for all our services and the supply of our advertising services on our website (“Content”). Therefore, we and the users are entering into an agreement in relation to your use of our website. We refer to this as the terms and conditions of use. We advise you to read all of this document and we reserve the right to change our policy at any stage. If you do not agree with our terms and conditions do not accept and do not use our website. Should you have any queries please contact via the Contact section of our website.

  2. Who are we?

    We are a start up business offering a property platform that is free to use.

  3. Our services

    We currently provide all services on our website free of charge. Use of the website includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use and also includes use for the purposes of participating in any online bidding process conducted via the website. Furthermore, use of our website includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use and also includes use for the purposes of placing advertisements as a landlord seeking a tenant for rented accommodation and a tenant registering their profile.

    We cannot guarantee that all it will be available at all times. This site is available on a temporary basis. Any or all parts of the website can be interrupted, withdrawn, discontinued, suspended or changed without notice. No liability attaches from us to you if the website is unavailable, suspended, withdrawn, discontinued or changed without notice. We assume no responsibility for any viruses or errors that have attached to the website, we can not guarantee you an error free website, and no responsibility will bear upon us to guarantee the users an error free website.

  4. Access to and use of our Website
    1. Age and responsibility The use of the website by any person under the age 18 is subject to the consent of their legal guardians or parents. It is the responsibility of the parent/legal guardian to monitor any activity that involves the minor user and our website. We have entered into a contract with the parents/legal guardians once the terms and conditions have been accepted.
  5. Your Use of the Site
    1. You warrant to us that you have the authority to place all content on the Site that is placed by you on the Site. We are not responsible for the content and properties contained in your advertisement, you are. You will not use or allow others, third parties, to use our Website to post any Content -
      1. that is defamatory, abusive, threatening, menacing, pornographic, indecent nature, harassing, use to commit a crime, misleading or deceptive;
      2. that incites hatred or discrimination against any group of persons by reference to colour, race, sex, origin, persons entitled to the Housing Assistance Payment scheme, nationality or ethnic group or national origins or that denounces religious or political beliefs or that include religious or political material which is or is likely to be offensive or that is illegal under any Applicable Law, with particular emphasis on the Equal Staus Act 2015, at any place where transmissions are sent from, viewed or received;
      3. that infringes on patent, trademark, copyright or other Intellectual Property Right of third parties/ or any person;
      4. to copy other users content where you have do not have a right to do so
      5. that contains any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material;
      6. That acts as a fraud by impersonating any person/user or misrepresent your relationship with any person/user
      7. to collect or store personal data about other users of the Site;
      8. to engage in any activities in such a manner as to expose us to liability in relation to your content. We are not vicariously liable for the content on the site, the users have agreed to the terms and conditions therefore accepting the fact that the users have read same. It is the user's responsibility to understand and accept our Terms and Conditions.
      9. contains any viruses or similar software or data which is designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware;
    2. Under no circumstances are you allowed to -
      1. Interfere/disrupt with any of our hardware, software or equipment
      2. Store and/or collect others personal data
      3. Violate any applicable laws/code to conduct
      4. Use robots on our website

    We disclaim all liability for any claims arising from the users reliance on the content of the advertisements made on our website.

    Your use of Google Maps is subject to the Google Maps Terms of Service and Google Privacy Policy.

  6. Your account
    1. Please register your account if you want to place an advertisement on our website/ placing a bid on a property/ interacting with other Users. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your selected username. To open an account -
      1. Your email address and a password is required
      2. You must not set up a profile that is vulgar/misleading/ promotes illegal activities/ set up to cause a fraud/ impersonate anyone/ violates trademarks
      3. It is your responsibility to accurately and truly provide all information in relation to your account
      4. Your account is your responsibility, including your username, password, email address and your own name. We are not liable for any losses incurred by you or any other parties in relation to someone else accessing your account.
      5. By opening an account you are agreeing to receiving you Househunt.ie related content including any notices required by law or notices in relation to our website.
      6. You may opt out of receiving any emails in relation to special offers or change of feature to our website.
      7. None of your personal information will be passed or sold knowingly to another third party, with exception for the information that is needed for the functioning of this website between renters/tenants or buyers/sellers. 
      8. We would advise contacting us immediately if you your think your information has been compromised in any way or if you have any suspicion of same. Our privacy policy is here.
    2. We have the ability to deactivate your account at any point if we believe that you are breaching the terms and conditions for an extended period of time or for inactivity. Both registered and non registered users can request that we delete any personally identifiable information.

    3. We have no obligation but we reserve the right to:
      1. review, reformat, modify, reject or remove any content that you upload, post, or otherwise make available that, in our opinion, violates the Terms and Conditions or have the potential to harm or violate the rights of any person.
  7. Indemnity

    You agree to indemnify and hold househunt.ie and its affiliates (and their officers, agents, partners and employees) harmless against any and all loss, liability, claim or demand (including reasonable solicitors’ fees) arising out of, or in connection with your use of and access to our website and the content is not in accordance with these terms.

  8. Disclaimer and liability

    Our website and all the content herein is provided by us on an "as is" basis and “as available” basis and we make no guarantees or warranties, representations of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, warranties as to the quality, suitability for any purpose, compatibility, reliability, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, access or use. It is your responsibility of our users to fully evaluate all of the aforementioned details contained therein. Furthermore, we are allowed to carry out maintenance or any work on the site at any stage and without notice. No liability lies with us if our website is disrupted or non functioning for a period of time.

    Except where expressly stated in the Terms and Conditions, the content on our website is provided as general information only. It is not intended that the content on our website is used as advice and must not be relied upon as such. You should make your own inquiries with the relevant experts/advisors and take independent advice tailored to your individual circumstances prior to making any decisions.

    You acknowledge that we are not responsible for, and accept no liability in relation to, any other users’ use of, access to or conduct in connection with the content on our website in any circumstance In no circumstances will we be liable to you for any indirect, incidental, special and/or consequential losses or damages of whatever nature howsoever arising in connection with our website. Including but not limited to, if you are a business user - loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation, loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue, business interruption; and loss of anticipated savings.

    Furthermore, no liability attaches to our website for links that are on our site. We do not endorse these links and we are not liable for any loss or damage that arises out of same.

  9. Intellectual Property Rights

    Our role is as the owner or licensee of the intellectual property contained on our website in accordance with all Irish and European copyright laws. And all other applicable law. Our users may under no circumstance sell, transfer, tramst, publish, distribute, perform, or exploit in any way the material or content/software on our website. You cannot perform any or the aforementioned actions onto another website.

    You are allowed, for non commercial personal use, to download, print and view a copy of the content on our website. If you complete any of the aforementioned actions, you therefore agree not to delete, change or interfere with any of the copyrighted material in the content, otherwise you risk breaching copyright and trademark laws. If you violate any of these terms and conditions, your permission to use the content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of the content.

  10. Additional policies

    Please see our addition policies below - a. Cookie Policy b. Property Advertisement Ezquality Guidelines c. Private Policy

  11. Complaints Procedure

    Please report any content that you believe to be in breach of our Terms and Conditions. We will endeavour to investigate the matter as soon as reasonably possible.

  12. Disputes with third parties

    You must tell us immediately if anyone makes or threatens to make any claim or issue legal proceedings against you relating to your use of the Website and/or the Househunt Service. You must, at our request, immediately stop the act complained of. If we ask you to, you must confirm the details of the claim in writing. If you fail to stop the act or acts complained of we reserve the right to take any and all appropriate action against you.

  13. Commercial Advertising/ Verifying Documentation

    Businesses and persons acting in the course of trade are welcome to place classified advertisements on the Website and accept bids on properties. Please note that we do not take any responsible for any documentation provided by bidders/ sellers/ renters/ tenants. The responsibility lies with your business/ you to verify that all documentation and advertisements are true and accurate.

    Advertisements published by businesses or persons acting in the course of trade must comply with applicable laws and it is those persons' responsibility to do so. We will hold you responsible for any failure to comply with laws that apply to you or your content. You may need to adhere to the Consumer Protection Act 2007, the European Communities (Misleading and Comparative Marketing Communications) Regulations 2007, the European Communities (Misleading Advertising) Regulations 1988, European Communities (Protection of Consumers in Respect of Contracts made by means of Distance Communications) Regulations 2001, the European Communities (Directive 2001/31/EC) Regulations, 2003 (each as amended, supplemented or replaced from time to time) (the "Ecommerce Regulations") and any other consumer protection legislation at the time being in force. Please note that the Website is aimed at consumers in Ireland (including Northern Ireland), but we cannot prevent you being contacted from other consumers or other third parties nor can we prevent your advertisement being displayed in other jurisdictions.

  14. Fair usage policy

    We ask our Users to only create one advertisement per property or if you are a tenant per user. We will delete any repeated advertisements and we do not need your consent to delete repeated advertisements.

  15. Standards

    All advertisements must be in line with the “Code of Advertising Standards' of The Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland, please see the link for further details in addition to the standards set out in the Agreement.

  16. Consequences for failure to comply with the Terms and Conditions
    1. Failure by you to comply with the Terms and Conditions may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:
      1. Withdrawal, removal of your right to use the Website and our any of our services;
      2. Removal of any content on our site - including restricting you from posting
      3. Publicly warning users on our site / warning you regarding your behaviour on our website
      4. Suspending your account
      5. If any legal proceedings are initiated by any party, you provide a full indemnify to us to include but not limited to damages, legal costs incurred and any other reasonable fee incurred
      6. Disclose any content to law enforcement authorities that is necessitated by the law - please refer to our privacy policy for further details.
    2. We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of the Terms of Use. The list above is not exhaustive and we reserve the right to take any action that is both reasonable and appropriate.
  17. Property Bidding on our Website

    Please note that we do not take any responsibility for any users placing bids on properties on our website. We are also excluded from responsibility in terms of any user relying on any information provided by any advertisement selling properties. We are not responsible for any information provided by the user bidding on the property. We merely act as a conduit for this service.