MarketMate terms and conditions

Introduction

Welcome to www.marketmate.co.uk ("MarketMate").
By accessing MarketMate you are agreeing to the following terms, which are designed to make sure that MarketMate works for everyone.

MarketMate is provided to you by Market Mate Ltd, registered in Northern Ireland with the company number NI612130.
This policy is effective June 1st, 2012.

General Use of MarketMate

As a condition of your use of MarketMate you agree that you will not:

  • violate any laws;
  • post any threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene or indecent material;
  • be false or misleading;
  • infringe any third-party right;
  • distribute or contain spam, chain letters, or pyramid schemes;
  • distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm MarketMate, the owners of MarketMate or the interests or property of MarketMate users;
  • impose an unreasonable load on our infrastructure or interfere with the proper working of MarketMate;
  • copy, modify, or distribute any other person's content without their consent;
  • use any robot spider, scraper or other automated means to access MarketMate and collect content for any purpose without our express written permission;
  • harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses, without their consent;
  • bypass measures used to prevent or restrict access to MarketMate.

You are solely responsible for all information that you submit to MarketMate and any consequences that may result from your post.
We reserve the right at our discretion to refuse or delete content that we believe is inappropriate or breeching the above terms.
We also reserve the right at our discretion to restrict a user's usage of the site either temporarily or permanently, or refuse a user's registration.

Abusing MarketMate

Without limiting other remedies, we may issue warnings, limit or terminate our service, remove hosted content and take technical and legal steps to keep users off MarketMate if we think that they are creating problems or acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our policies.
However, whether we decide to take any of these steps, remove hosted content or keep a user off MarketMate or not, we do not accept any liability for monitoring MarketMate or for unauthorized or unlawful content on MarketMate or use of MarketMate by users.

Infringement

Do not post content that infringes the rights of third parties.
This includes, but is not limited to, content that infringes on intellectual property rights such as copyright and trademark (e.g. using copyrighted photos in your profile without the copyright holder's permission). Entitled parties, in particular the owners of copyright, trademark rights or other rights owned by third parties can report any content or products which may infringe on their rights, and submit a request for this content to be removed. If a legal representative of the entitled party reports this to us in the correct manner, content infringing on the intellectual property rights will be removed by MarketMate.

Liability

You agree not to hold us responsible for things other users post or do or the products sold by users on MarketMate.
We do not review users' postings and are not involved in the actual transactions between users.
As most of the content on MarketMate comes from other users, we do not guarantee the accuracy of postings or user communications or the quality, safety, or legality of what's offered.
In no event do we accept liability for any guarantees promised by those selling through MarketMate.
In no event do we accept liability for products sold through MarketMate or listed on MarketMate.
The products listed on MarketMate are the sole responsibility of the person that listed the products and we accept no responsibility for any product listed.
In no event do we accept liability of any description for the posting of any unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene or indecent information, or material of any kind which violates or infringes upon the rights of any other person, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable law.
We cannot guarantee continuous, error-free or secure access to our services or that defects in the service will be corrected. While we will use reasonable efforts to maintain an uninterrupted service, we cannot guarantee this and we do not give any promises or warranties (whether express or implied) about the availability of our services.
Accordingly, to the extent legally permitted we expressly disclaim all warranties, representations and conditions, express or implied, including those of quality, merchantability, merchantable quality, durability, fitness for a particular purpose and those arising by statute. We are not liable for any loss, whether of money (including profit), goodwill, or reputation, or any special, indirect, or consequential damages arising out of your use of MarketMate, even if you advise us or we could reasonably foresee the possibility of any such damage occurring. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of warranties or exclusion of damages, so such disclaimers and exclusions may not apply to you. Despite the previous paragraph, if we are found to be liable, our liability to you or any third party (whether in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability in tort, by statute or otherwise) is limited to the total fees you pay to us in the 1 month prior to the action giving rise to liability.
By using MarketMate you agree that we are not responsible for the storage and security of your personal information and that you are aware of the risk that your information may be unlawfully accessed by third parties and that this is a risk you are willing to take.

Personal Information

By using MarketMate, you agree to the collection, transfer, storage and use of your personal information by MarketMate on the servers and computers used by us. You also agree to receive marketing communications from us unless you have notified us otherwise.

Resolution of disputes

If a dispute arises between you and another user, we strongly encourage you to first contact the other user to seek resolution. MarketMate will not engage in disputes between users.

Paying for your membership

You agree to pay for your membership with MarketMate.
You agree to direct debit payments being issued to us via our payment processor from your bank account on a recurring basis.
You agree to have sufficient funds in your registered bank account to allow our payment processor to retrieve your membership fee from your account, and acknowledge that failure to have sufficient funds in your account may result in charges being issued by your bank account provider.

Finally

These terms and the other policies posted on MarketMate constitute the entire agreement between Market Mate Ltd and you, superseding any prior agreements.
This Agreement shall be governed and construed in all respects by the laws of Northern Ireland.
You agree that any claim or dispute you may have against Market Mate Ltd must be resolved by the courts of Northern Ireland.
You and Market Mate Ltd both agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Northern Irish Courts; for claims falling within the jurisdiction of a County Court, you and Market Mate Ltd both agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the County Court of Antrim.
If we don't enforce any particular provision, we are not waiving our right to do so later. If a court strikes down any of these terms, the remaining terms will survive. We may automatically assign this agreement in our sole discretion in accordance with the notice provision below.
We may update this agreement at any time, with updates taking effect when you next login or 30 days after we post the updated policy on the site, whichever is sooner.