Terms & Conditions of Use of DoneDeal

Terms and Conditions of use of DoneDeal.ie

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Your consent
  3. Modification of terms
  4. Information about Us
  5. Access to and use of the Website and the DoneDeal Service
  6. Registration of accounts, usernames and passwords, deactivating accounts
  7. Using and accessing the Website, Content and the DoneDeal Service
  8. Restrictions on right to use
  9. Your interactions with other users
  10. Content standards
  11. Additional policies
  12. Suspension and termination
  13. Your concerns and complaints
  14. Disputes with third parties
  15. Payment for advertisements
  16. Cancellation policy
  17. Published advertisements and duration of advertisements
  18. Advertising terms and conditions
  19. Commercial Advertising
  20. Fair usage policy
  21. Reporting breaches
  22. Standards
  23. Responsibility
  24. Consequences for failure to comply with the Agreement
  25. Banner advertising
  26. Refund policy
  27. SMS information service
  28. Intellectual property
  29. Disclaimer of liability
  30. Indemnity
  31. Disclaimer of endorsement
  32. Uploading Content to the Website
  33. Links to the Website
  34. Links from the Website
  35. Contact from Us
  36. Privacy and Cookies Policy
  37. Governing law and jurisdiction
  38. Waiver
  39. Severability
  40. Assignment and entire agreement
  41. Submissions

1. Introduction

Welcome to the Donedeal.ie website. Whether you are an advertiser or another user of this website, access to or use of this website (which includes our blog and all pages consisting of or containing the donedeal.ie or the donedeal.co.uk addresses, for example, blog.donedeal.ie, hello.donedeal.ie, cars.donedeal.co.uk, and any page that is enabled for use by a mobile device) (the “Website” or “Donedeal.ie”) and the provision of our advertising services on the Website are subject to you accepting the Agreement (defined below).

The Agreement consists of these Terms and Conditions of Use, the Privacy and Cookies Policy and all other policies (hello.donedeal.ie/legal-policies) appearing on the Website (the “Agreement”), all of which you should read carefully before you start to use the Website.

2. Your consent

Please review these terms and conditions of use carefully. By accessing and using the Website, you confirm that you have read, understand and accept the Agreement and that you agree to abide by its terms and conditions each time you access and use the Website. If you do not agree to the Agreement you should not use the Website.

3. Modification of terms

We reserve the right in our sole discretion to change and update the Agreement at any time and recommend that you revisit this page regularly to keep informed of the current terms and conditions of use that apply to your use of the Website. Any such changes will take effect immediately when posted on the Website. By continuing to access, browse and use the Website, you will be deemed to have agreed to any changes or updates to the terms and conditions of use. We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions of Use or policies regarding the use of the Website at any time and to notify you by posting an updated version of the terms of use on the Website. Please check the Agreement from time to time as your continued use of the Website means you accept the Agreement on the Website at the time of your use.

4. Information about us

The Website and the DoneDeal Service (defined below) is a website operated by Done Deal Limited (“we”, “us” or “our”). We are incorporated in Ireland under company number 419073 and our registered office is at Crescent House, Crescent Quay, Wexford, Y35 HE67. Our VAT number is IE6439073E.

5. Access to and use of the Website and the DoneDeal Service

Age and responsibility

The use of the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service by a minor (an individual under 18 years of age) is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian and our contract is with the parent or guardian, who is responsible for the minor’s compliance. We advise parents or guardians who permit minors to use the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service that it is important that they communicate with minors about their safety online, as moderation or vetting of advertisements is not guaranteed or fool proof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service through your internet connection, including any minors, are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

The services which are made available on the Website by us from time to time will, amongst other things, allow you: (i) to create, publish and manage written advertisements for goods for sale or for wanted goods; (ii) to create, publish and manage written advertisements for the provision of services; (iii) to contact other users of the Website; (iv) to post comments on the DoneDeal blog; (v) to search our database for advertisements regarding a specific product, service, seller and/or in a specific location; (vi) to forward advertisements to people you know; (vii) to invite people you know to view the Website; (viii) to download or copy portions of information, data, text, sound, images, photographs, graphics, video, messages and other materials; and (ix) to view third party material and receive short service messages (SMS) as part of the SMS Service (defined below) and other items displayed on the Website ((i) to (ix), together, “Content”) (the “DoneDeal Service”).

Subject to the Agreement, you may use the Website for your own personal and commercial or non-commercial use to avail of the DoneDeal Service.

The Agreement applies to each visitor to, advertiser on and other user of the Website and the DoneDeal Service.

6. Registration of accounts, usernames and passwords, deactivating accounts

Registration is not required if you simply want to browse through the advertisements on the Website. Registration is required if you want to place advertisements, save searches, interact with other users, etc.

As part of the registration process, you will be asked to select a username and password and you will be responsible for all activities occurring under your username and for keeping your password secure. All information supplied must be complete and accurate.

Usernames

You may not select or use a username that:

  • Contains “DoneDeal” or otherwise misrepresents your relationship with DoneDeal.ie or any other party;
  • Contains any profanity, is vulgar or offensive, or promotes an illegal activity;
  • Violates any trade mark or other proprietary right; and/or
  • Misleadingly impersonates someone else.

We reserve the right to deactivate accounts containing usernames that do not comply with the Agreement at our discretion.

Accounts and passwords

We reserve the right to log off or deactivate accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time.

You are responsible for all actions taken under your account and you agree only to use or utilise the Website using your own username and password. You must make reasonable efforts to keep your password safe and not disclose it to any other person or permit either directly or indirectly any other person to utilise your username or password. We reserve the right to terminate your registration without prior notice at our discretion.

You agree to notify us immediately if you suspect any unauthorised use of your account or access to your password.

You may change your password or profile by following instructions on the Website.

We will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using or accessing your password or account, either with or without your knowledge.

You may be held liable for losses incurred by us or any other party as a result of someone else using or accessing your password or account if you have not taken reasonable steps to keep your password or account secure.

By providing us with your email address, you consent to our using that email address to send you DoneDeal Service related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by post. This will include notifications about leaving feedback on completion of a transaction as feedback left between people is an integral part of the Website; this specific notification is not available for opting out. We may also use your email address to send you other messages, such as changes to features of the DoneDeal Service and special offers. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out or change your preferences in your account settings. Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements or offers.

We do not sell or knowingly pass any personal information from your account to any third party, except information which is required to provide the service between buyers and sellers. Your details and privacy are important to us. If you feel that your information has been compromised in any way, please report it immediately to us at support@donedeal.ie

Deactivating accounts

Except as required in accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003, we do not delete accounts. However, where you request us to do so we will deactivate your account. The deactivate account action will:-

  • Set a ‘DEACTIVATED’ flag on the user status.
  • Remove all the current active advertisements for the user.
  • Stop any ‘Message Centre Conversations’ that the user is engaged in.

Subject to the terms of the Agreement, you may reactivate your account by resetting your account password.

If your account holds any incomplete transactions, we will review each transaction before we deactivate your account.

To deactivate your account, please email support@donedeal.ie from the email address with which you registered.

7. Using and accessing the Website, Content and the DoneDeal Service

We have the right to temporarily or permanently disable, suspend or restrict without limitation any password, username, mobile phone number, IP address or other method that we may allow to be used on the Website from time to time to identify users (whether chosen by you or allocated by us) (a “User Identifier”), at any time, at our discretion, including if, in our opinion, you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of the Agreement.

You may not: (i) enter, select, submit or use a false name or an email address owned or controlled by another person with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) use a User Identifier without appropriate authorisations or rights; or (iii) use or submit a mobile phone number or email to us in respect of which you are not the registered owner, bill-payer and or account holder. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to refuse registration of, suspend or cancel a User Identifier’s use or access rights to the Website without notice. You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your User Identifier(s) and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your User Identifier in connection with the Agreement. Any User Identifiers created by you or submitted for your access to the DoneDeal Service and Website shall be for your personal use only and are non-transferable.

You agree to (a) immediately notify us of any unauthorised use of your User Identifier as registered on the Website or submitted to us by you, or any other related breach of security and (b) if we from time to time allow you to login to restricted areas of the Website using an User Identifier, ensure that you logout at the end of each session following the instructions on the Website. We will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this provision.

If you forget or lose your User Identifier details used for the purposes of accessing restricted areas of the Website, you should request these from us by visiting the ‘Forgotten’ section of the Website.

Only users in Ireland (including Northern Ireland) may use the Website and the DoneDeal Service. This is without prejudice to the rights of users outside of Ireland to use the Website for the purposes of searching our database of advertisements. You agree not to use or access the Website in and from jurisdictions in which it or its contents are restricted or prohibited by local law or otherwise.

As a condition of your access and use of the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service, you warrant to us that you have the right, authority and capacity to enter into and be bound by the Agreement.

We have no obligation to monitor or moderate any user's activity or use of the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service, however we retain the right at all times to monitor, retain and disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or regulatory authority request or to determine compliance with the Agreement or otherwise.

We act as a passive conduit for the online distribution and publication of information and advertisements submitted by our users. Without any admission of liability, we may from time to time assess any possible risks for users from third parties when they use the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation or pre-approval of advertisements on the Website (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. We expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service by a user in contravention of the Agreement, whether the service is moderated or not and whether or not an advertisement has been reviewed by us prior to appearing on the Website.

You understand that, except for information, products or services clearly identified as being supplied by us, we do not operate, control or endorse any information, products or services on the Internet in any way. Except where identified otherwise, all information, products and services offered through the Website or on the Internet generally are offered by third parties that are not affiliated with us. You also understand that we do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through the Website will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the Website for the reconstruction of any lost data.

You should not rely on any content and/or any other material on the Website to make or refrain from making any decision or take or refrain from taking any action on which reliance should be placed. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such content and/or materials by any user of the Website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of the content. We accept no responsibility for keeping the information on the Website up to date or complete, nor do we accept any liability for any failure to do so. It is solely your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of all opinions, advice, services, merchandise and other information provided through the service or on the internet generally.

We reserve the right to refuse to publish any content or other material or to provide any other services without prior notice to any user or users for any reason or no reason.

We do encourage the use by you of the ‘Report this Ad’ mechanism which we have placed on the Website which allows you to report any Content that is in breach of the Agreement or in any other way objectionable.

Access to the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to at any time and without liability to withdraw, suspend or amend any aspect or feature of the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service without notice or liability.

8. Restrictions on right to use

You agree that you shall not (and you agree not to allow any third party to):

a. modify, adapt, translate, or reverse engineer any portion of the Website and/or the Done Deal Service;

b. remove any copyright, trade mark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service or in or on any Content or other material obtained via the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service;

c. use any robot, spider, website search/retrieval application, or other automated device, process or means to access, retrieve or index any portion of the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service;

d. access, retrieve or index any portion of the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service for purposes of constructing or populating any database;

e. collect any information about other users or users of the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service (including User Identifiers) for any purpose other than to use the Website for the purposes of responding to advertisements or to use the Website in the manner intended by us;

f. reformat or frame any portion of the web pages that are part of the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service;

g. create user accounts by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretences or create multiple log ins;

h. create or transmit unwanted electronic communications such as ‘spam’ to other users of the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service or otherwise interfere with other user's enjoyment of the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service;

i. transmit any viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses or other items of a destructive nature;

j. use the Website or the DoneDeal Service to violate the security of any computer network, crack passwords or security encryption codes, transfer or store illegal material including that are deemed threatening or obscene;

k. copy or store any Content offered on the Website for other than your own use;

l. use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service, or otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service;

m. take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our IT infrastructure;

n. use the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service, intentionally or unintentionally, to violate any applicable law;

o. collect or store personal data about other users in connection with the prohibited activities described in this section of the Agreement;

p. engage in or promote any of the following (or what we deem similar): surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, get rich quick promotions, profit sharing promotions, unsolicited emailing or spamming via the Website;

q. impersonate any person or entity;

r. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available using the Website any material that you do not have a right to make available under any law or contractual obligation which includes a breach of third party intellectual property rights;

s. attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, its facilities and/or services or any accounts, computer systems and networks connected to any DoneDeal website, its facilities and/or services through hacking, password miming or any other means;

t. post or use any material that is obscene, defamatory, seditious, indecent, offensive, incite racial hatred or incite a crime, be naming or scandalous or inappropriate;

u. harvest of otherwise collect by any means any programme material or information from the Website unless authorised under the Agreement or to monitor, mirror or copy any content of the Website without our prior written consent;

v. identify or speculate as to the identity of any anonymous or pseudonymous user; or

w. solicit passwords or personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes.

We reserve the absolute right at our sole discretion, without being obliged to give any reason, to reject, amend or remove any Content posted or submitted by you at any time and without notice to you. We reserve the right to monitor and to review all Content submitted to us, accessed on or published on the Website at any time.

9. Your interactions with other users

We have no obligation to verify the identity of any users when they are connected to the Website or to monitor material provided by them.

As a result of the variation in community standards and individuals sometimes choosing not to comply with our policies and guidelines, in the process of using the Website, you may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable. You can report such content to us using the ‘Report this Ad’ mechanism.

Your interactions with other users, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the other user.

We accept no responsibility for transactions that take place on the Website. While we reserve the right to monitor or to intervene in disputes between you and other users, we have no obligation to do so.

As with any web-based interaction, we suggest that you use caution and good judgment. If there is a dispute between you and any third party (including any advertiser), we are under no obligation to become involved.

When users are involved in a transaction, information such as each other's name, username, email address, and other contact information, postal information and financial information may be exchanged between the users. We cannot guarantee that other users will respect the privacy or security of your information and therefore we encourage you to evaluate the privacy and security policies of your trading partners before entering into transactions and choosing to share your information with them. Similarly, we ask you to respect other users' privacy and disclose your privacy and security policies to them. In all cases, you must comply with data protection laws and give other users a chance to remove themselves from your database and a chance to review the information you have collected about them.

You agree to use user information only in accordance with applicable laws and regulations (including, without limitation, data protection laws) and only for:

a. DoneDeal transaction related purposes that are not unsolicited commercial communications;

b. using services offered through DoneDeal; and

c. other purposes that a user expressly agrees to.

Although we cannot monitor the conduct of its users off-line, it is a violation of the Agreement to use any information obtained from the Website in order to harass, abuse or harm another person, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit or sell to any user or person without their prior expressive consent.

We will not disclose any contact details in respect of advertisements that have been deleted or removed in accordance with our data protection obligations under the Data Protection Acts of 1988 and 2003.

10. Content standards

These provisions apply to any and all Content which you contribute to the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service, and to any interactive services associated with it.

You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any Content as well as to its whole.

You are solely responsible for any Content that you submit, publish or display on the Website or transmit to other Website users.

You are solely responsible for your advertisements listed on the Website. You understand that all information publicly posted or privately transmitted through the Website is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated and that we will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any content or as a result of any user’s use of the Website. You understand that we cannot guarantee the identity of any other users with whom you may interact in the course of using the DoneDeal Service. Additionally, we cannot guarantee the authenticity of any data which users may provide about themselves or relationships they may describe.

By posting Content on the Website, you grant to us, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, us, our contractors, and the users of the Website an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, fully sub-licensable, fully paid up, worldwide license to use, copy, publicly perform, digitally perform, publicly display, and distribute such Content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such Content. This licence is non-exclusive, except you agree that we shall have the exclusive right to exercise this license to the extent of combining your Content with the Content of other users for purposes of constructing or populating a searchable database of advertisements. You understand that this licence allows us to reformat, excerpt, or translate any materials submitted by you.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of the criteria that Content must comply with. Content must:

a. be accurate (where it states facts);

b. be genuinely held (where it states opinions); and

c. comply with applicable law in Ireland, Northern Ireland and in any country from which it is posted.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of the type of Content that is prohibited on the Website. You must not:

a. comment on, defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise offend others;

b. post Content that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, seditious, indecent, offensive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, be in breach of confidence, be in breach of privacy or be inappropriate;

c. post Content in breach any applicable laws or regulations;

d. deceive or mislead any person and/or entity;

e. falsely state, impersonate, or otherwise misrepresent your identity, including but not limited to the use of a pseudonym, or misrepresenting your current or previous positions and qualifications, or your affiliations with a person or entity, past or present;

f. upload Content that duplicates Content already published on the Website;

g. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content or initiate communications which include information that you do not have the right to disclose or make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as insider information, or proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content or initiate communication that infringes upon patents, trade marks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights;

h. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, ‘junk mail’, ‘spam’, ‘chain letters’, ‘pyramid schemes’, or any other form of solicitation;

i. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; and/or

j. interfere with or disrupt the Website or servers or networks connected to the Website, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Website.

We do not control the Content posted by users via the DoneDeal Service, including the content of any advertisements or blog postings, and we do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. You are responsible for complying with all laws applicable to the Content you submit to the Website via the DoneDeal Service. We may refuse any DoneDeal Service without prior notice to any user for any or no reason.

11. Additional policies

The following policies are part of the Agreement and provide additional terms and conditions related to specific services and features related to the Website. You must read and inform yourselves of these policies as your acceptance of the Agreement includes your obligation to abide by the terms of the policies set out below:

a. Privacy and Cookies Policy

b. Electronics and Software Policy

c. Firearms and Knives Policy

d. Animal Policies

12. Suspension and termination

You agree that we may, with or without cause, immediately delete your advertisement and terminate your access to the DoneDeal Service or a User Identifier without prior notice at our sole discretion. The deletion or otherwise of an advertisement should not be viewed as an indication of wrongdoing on the part of the advertiser.

Without limiting the foregoing, the following may lead to a deletion by us of a user’s advertisement and/or termination of access to the DoneDeal Service: (a) a breach of the Agreement; (b) a request by law enforcement, An Garda Síochána / PSNI, police or other government agencies about you or any Content that you have submitted to us; (c) a request by you (self-initiated deletion(s)); (d) unexpected technical issues or problems; and (e) extended periods of inactivity. Deletion of a user advertisement and termination of access to the DoneDeal Service may result in the removal of all Content that we may decide to delete. It may also result in preventing your further use of the Website or a User Identifier, depending on the circumstances. Furthermore, you agree that termination of the Agreement or your use of the Website by us shall be made in our sole discretion and that we shall not be liable to you nor any third party for any termination of your account or access to the Website or removal of Content.

You understand and agree that we may review and delete any advertisements, blog postings or other Content that in our sole judgment breach the Agreement or which might be offensive, illegal or that might violate the rights of, harm, or threaten the safety of other users of the Website or us.

We reserve the right to investigate and we will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of the Agreement through your use of the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service. When a breach of the Agreement has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

13. Your concerns and complaints

If you have any concerns about material which appears on the Website or if you believe that Content posted on the Website breaches the Agreement or is in any other way objectionable, please notify us through the ‘Report this Ad’ mechanism on the Website or send a letter to DoneDeal.ie, Crescent House, Crescent Quay, Wexford, Y35 HE67, Ireland specifying the full details of your concern or complaint, specifying the reasons for your concern or complaint making clear reference to any connected such Content.

If you do not provide us with sufficient information, we may be unable to process your complaint. We reserve the right to investigate and we will determine, in our discretion, what action (if any) to take. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Website. While we reserve the right to monitor or to intervene in disputes between you and other users, we have no obligation to do so.

We will make all reasonable endeavours to respond to complaints received as soon as possible, and our aim is to respond to all complaints within one working day. However, please note that from time to time it may take longer than one working day to deal with complaints.

14. 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 DoneDeal Service. You will, 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 under the terms of the Agreement.

15. Payment for advertisements

Publication of an advertisement is subject to payment of a fee to DoneDeal.ie (the “Fee”). The terms of the Fee are set out on the Website and displayed to you in the course of you offering to place an advertisement with us. The Fee for all DoneDeal Services is quoted euro and is payable in euro or in pounds sterling. All prices are stated inclusive of valued added tax (VAT) at the relevant rate.

The Fee may be paid using PayPal, via text messaging on your phone, or with a credit or debit card. If you choose to pay using PayPal, you will be brought to the PayPal website, https://www.paypal.com/ie, and you will be subject to PayPal’s policies, including their user agreement and privacy policy. We are not responsible for PayPal's services and you should separately review and confirm that you are agreeable to PayPal’s terms prior to instructing them to pay us.

You may save your PayPal and/or credit or debit card details for future payments on the Website.

You may also pay the Fee using your phone. If you choose this option you will receive a text message with a code to activate your advertisement. When you enter the code and your advertisement is published. Your account credit is then charged the Fee with no additional network charges. For further information on paying using your phone, please see hello.donedeal.ie/pay-using-your-phone.

16. Cancellation policy

Once your advertisement is posted on the Website your request for our services cannot be cancelled at that stage. Prior to the advertisement appear on the Website you may cancel the advertisement by contacting us at support@donedeal.ie

17. Published advertisements and duration of advertisements

Once you have completed the process of submitting your advertisement we will send you an email confirming receipt of your order for the DoneDeal Service, this email does not constitute an acceptance of your order. Your order for posting an advertisement on the Website will not be accepted and an agreement concluded between us and you until the payment for the DoneDeal Service has been received by us. By submitting your advertisement to us, you are deemed to have agreed to the Agreement.

Advertisements will be displayed for a period of two months on the Website once initially posted. If you wish to extend this period you will be required to resubmit your request for the DoneDeal Service and to make a further payment for those services.

Content which comprises advertising material will appear on the Website. Individual advertisers are solely responsible for the content of the material which they submit to us including ensuring that it complies with relevant legislation. We accept no responsibility for the content of any business and/or advertising material, including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy.

Please note that the content of the published advertisements is provided by external users, and do not represent any views or opinions of DoneDeal.ie, nor should they purport to do so.

Accordingly, we require that every care is taken by you or on your behalf in drafting the content of your advertisements in order to ensure that they are not in any way defamatory, illegal or in any other way harmful to a third party as you are solely responsible as author and publisher of your advertisement.

18. Advertising terms and conditions

When creating an advertisement on the Website you agree to provide accurate, current and complete information and to promptly update the information that you provide to us when it changes.

You may choose to advertise your item/product in euro or in pounds sterling.

Advertisements containing illegal, defamatory, obscene, indecent or otherwise offending material are not allowed on the Website. Duplicate advertisements are also prohibited.

We do not control the content of advertisements posted by users on the Website, and we do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of the content. You understand that by using the Website, you may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable without liability.

Using multiple brand names/search words means that advertisements appear in the wrong category and search lists, making them inaccurate and therefore we do not allow the use of these in any form on the Website.

Donedeal.ie is a family website so we reserve the right to review and reject any advertisements that we feel have an adult theme. In particular we would request that no graphic images are used in advertisements, any inappropriate content will be removed.

Advertisement for the sale of any substance or product deemed a ‘controlled drug’ within the following legislation is also not permitted on the Website:

The Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 & 1984:
http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1977/en/act/pub/0012/index.html http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1984/en/act/pub/0018/index.html

The Criminal Justice (Psychoactive Substances) Act 2010 http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/2010/en/act/pub/0022/index.html

You may not advertise products which require the vendor to hold a licence for sale or to be trained to dispense including, but not limited to, medicinal products, alcoholic beverages, tobacco products and endangered or protected animal species.

For more information on the advertising of medicinal products please visit the website of the Health Products Regulatory Authority on www.hpra.ie

Content must not include any reference to ‘kegs’ or ‘beer kegs’ and related items (whether relating to their sale or purchase, requesting information about, or otherwise) as beer kegs are the property of the relevant brewer and therefore cannot be sold on. You can read more about this here: www.abfi.ie

Advertisements which are posted and are found to be in breach of our policies will be removed without prior notification and no refund will be given. Users who are found to be in violation of our policies on more than one occasion may have their account removed and their information passed to the policing authority.

19. Commercial Advertising

Businesses and persons acting in the course of trade are welcome to place classified advertisements on the Website.

Businesses and persons acting in the course of trade must select the ‘I’m a Trader’ option on the ‘My Profile’ page of their user account prior to placing any advertisement.

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 (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.

20. Fair usage policy

To ensure the best browsing experience for our users, your potential buyers, we ask that you only create one advertisement per item/product.

We only allow one item/product per advertisement. This ensures that your products appear in the correct search and helps them sell quicker. Your advertisement may be removed if:

a. you have more than one item/product in the listing;

b. you have multiple listings for one item/product across several sections; and/or

c. you have multiple listings for one item/product across several counties.

This will make it easier for a potential buyer to find the item you wish to sell. It will also make it easier for the advertisement to be removed when the item is sold. If this policy is not complied with, we reserve the right to remove the offending advertisement(s) from the Website without notice to you and without refund.

21. Reporting breaches

Please use the ‘Report this Ad’ mechanism which we have placed on the Website to report any advertisement that is in breach of the Agreement, illegal or in any other way objectionable.

22. Standards

All advertisements must adhere to the ‘Code of Advertising Standards’ as defined by The Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland in addition to the standards set out in the Agreement.

23. Responsibility

You are personally responsible for the Content appearing in any of your advertisements and for the goods sold following advertisement. We are not responsible for the goods appearing on the Website that you advertise or purchase, nor are we responsible for the Content appearing in any of the advertisements. To the extent permitted by law we disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on the content of any advertisement by any user of the Website.

24. Consequences for failure to comply with the Agreement

Failure by you to comply with the Agreement may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

a. immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service;

b. immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting, material or Content uploaded by you to the Website;

c. issue of a public (via the Website) or private warning to you;

d. limit the amount of postings you may make;

e. suspension, restriction or limitation of any rights or permissions associated with a User Identifier;

f. take legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on a full indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;

g. other legal action against you; and/or

h. disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of the content standards and restrictions of use. The responses described in the Agreement are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

25. Banner advertising

Banner advertising on the Website is managed and provided by third party service provider(s) whom/which we allow to provide services using the Website and who/which we will identify on the Website from time to time (each a “Banner Advertiser”). To place banner advertising on the Website, please contact the Banner Advertisers using the contact details identified on the Website from time to time. Please note that any agreement that you reach with any Banner Advertiser in relation to a banner or other advertising service on the Website is with that Banner Advertiser and it is subject to you entering into an agreement with that Banner Advertiser for that advertisement service. We are not responsible for any Banner Advertiser’s services to you notwithstanding that the advertisement will appear on the Website. Please read the privacy policy and terms and conditions that apply to the any Banner Advertiser’s services carefully before placing a banner advertisement or availing of another third party advertising service related to or available on the Website.

26. Refund policy

Where advertisements or other Content are rejected and/or removed from the Website by us, it is our policy NOT to issue refunds. If you have any doubts about the suitability of a proposed advertisement, please contact us in advance of placing the advertisement for appropriate guidance.

27. SMS information service

On the Website you can request to receive a short service message (SMS) notification to the mobile phone number that you nominate when making the request in respect of advertisements, goods or services advertised on the Website in which you have an interest for your own personal use (the “SMS Service”), and this service forms part of the DoneDeal Service.

You agree and acknowledge that the SMS messages are distributed by third party mobile phone network providers and, for that reason the SMS Service and timeliness of information may be impacted by factors associated with the user’s mobile phone network provider which are outside of our control. You agree and acknowledge that we are not liable for SMS message transmission delays, issues or failures. You agree and acknowledge that network delays, poor network coverage, your mobile device being switched off, your message inbox being full and/or your mobile device having inadequate memory or power may prevent or inhibit you receiving the SMS Service.

The information provided through the SMS Service indicates that an advertisement matching the criteria that you have saved on the Website has appeared on the Website. We do not guarantee the availability, accuracy or completeness of the information provided pursuant to the SMS Service. We accept no responsibility for: (i) any loss of profits, loss of earnings, loss of anticipated savings, loss of goodwill or loss of revenue; or (ii) any indirect or consequential loss suffered due to the delay, inaccuracy or other failure of the information provided to the you pursuant to the SMS Service or otherwise.

We reserve the right to amend, alter or terminate the SMS Service at any time with or without notice to you.

28. Intellectual property

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Website and the DoneDeal Service, and in the Content published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws, trade mark laws, database laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

The Website and the DoneDeal Service (including, but not limited to, text, images, photographs, graphics, video and audio Content) are protected by copyright as works, databases, collective works and/or compilations under the copyright laws of Ireland, Northern Ireland and other countries. All individual advertisements, articles, Content and other elements comprising the Website and the DoneDeal Service are also copyrighted works. Except for the Content submitted by users, the Website, User Identifiers and the DoneDeal Service and all aspects of them, including all copyrights, trade marks, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights, are owned by us or our licensors. You acknowledge that the Website, User Identifiers and the DoneDeal Service and any underlying technology or software used in connection with the Website and the DoneDeal Service contains our proprietary information. You may not modify, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works of, publicly display or in any way exploit, any of the content, software, and/or materials available on the Website, or the DoneDeal Service in whole or in part except as expressly provided. Except as expressly and unambiguously provided in the Agreement, we and our advertisers, licensors or suppliers do not grant you any express or implied rights, and all rights in the DoneDeal Service not expressly granted by us to you are retained by us or our licensors.

If it is determined that you retain moral rights in the Content, you confirm and agree that: (a) you do not require that any personally identifying information be used in connection with the Content, or any derivative works of or upgrades or updates to the Content; (b) you have no objection to the publication, use, modification, deletion and exploitation of the Content by us or our licensees, successors and assigns; (c) you forever waive and agree not to claim or assert any entitlement to any and all moral rights of an author in any of the Content; and (d) you forever release us, and our licensees, successors and assigns, from any claims that you could otherwise assert against us by virtue of any such moral rights.

We are the proprietor of the Irish trade mark DONEDEAL.IE (Logo) (239331). All product or service names mentioned on the Website are the trade marks of their respective owners, and other trade marks may be displayed on the Website from time to time. Some material on the Website may contain other information containing intellectual property of a third party. Nothing displayed on the Website should be construed as granting you any licence or right of use of any logo, information or trade mark displayed on it, without the express written permission of the relevant owner, except as expressly provided in the Agreement.

You may reproduce material from the Website for your own personal, non-commercial reference and you may draw the attention of others to material posted on the Website. Reproduction of material from the Website for other purposes is permitted, provided that the source of the material is acknowledged. In particular, you must not cache any of the contents for access by third parties, nor mirror, scrape or frame any of the content of the Website, nor incorporate it into another website without our express written permission. You may also permit your computer to make an electronically stored, transient copy of the content on the Website for the purposes of viewing it while connected to the internet only.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any partners, advertisers or third parties identified on the Website) as the authors of material on the Website must always be acknowledged by you.

You must not use any part of the Content on the Website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us.

If you print off, copy or download any part of the Website in breach of the Agreement, your right to use the Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials that you have made.

29. Disclaimer of liability

DoneDeal.ie provides the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service on an ‘as is’ basis only. You should not rely on any Content and/or other material on the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service to make (or refrain from making) any decision or to take (or refrain from taking) any action on which reliance should be placed. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such Content and/or materials by any user of the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service, or by anyone who may be informed of any of the Content. We accept no responsibility for keeping the information in the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service up to date or complete or liability for any failure to do so.

The Content and other material displayed on the Website is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude:

a. all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity; and

b. any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with the Website and/or DoneDeal Service or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of the Website and/or DoneDeal Service, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of goodwill, wasted management or office time and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

Nothing in the Agreement shall exclude or limit our liability in relation to any damages arising from death or personal injury caused by the negligence of DoneDeal.ie or for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

We shall not be liable for any failure to perform any of our obligations under the Agreement caused by matters beyond our reasonable control. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of, access to, or denial of access to any Content on the Website.

Although we make all reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Website is free from viruses and defects, we will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses, malicious or impairing computer programs or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Website and/or DoneDeal Service or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

We do not guarantee the security of the online services or any systems connected with the use of the Website (including the internet and your hardware and software) used in accessing the services, or any information passed through such systems. We do not guarantee access to the Website or any systems used in accessing our services will be continuous or virus or error free.

Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Website is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us or through or from the Website shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the Agreement.

30. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Done Deal Limited / DoneDeal.ie, our parent, subsidiaries, officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements, including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees resulting from, or alleged to result from, your access to or use of the Website, the Content or the DoneDeal Service in a manner that breaches or is alleged to breach the Agreement, or the infringement by you, or any third party using your user identification name or password, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

31. Disclaimer of endorsement

Content on the Website referring to any products, process or service by trade name, trade mark, manufacturer or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation or validation by us. We have not independently verified the accuracy of any description of any goods or services advertised on the Website. The views, opinions and other Content posted by users on the Website are not ours, shall not be attributed to us by you and shall not be used by you for any advertising or product endorsement purposes unless we expressly authorise it.

32. Uploading Content to the Website

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload Content to the Website, or to make contact with other users of the Website, you must comply with the Agreement, including our Privacy and Cookies Policy. You warrant that any such Content does comply with the Agreement, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. Any Content you upload to the Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right, at our discretion, to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any Content posted or uploaded by you to the Website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

33. Links to the Website

You may link to the Website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval, sponsorship or endorsement on our part without our express written permission or in order to directly compete with the Website and redirect traffic from it. You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The Website (in whole or in part) must not be framed on any other website or in any other way altered or displayed in a different manner to the manner which we display it.

If you wish to make any use of material on the Website other than in the manner that is in the Agreement, including as set out above please contact us.

34. Links from the Website

Where the Website contains links to other websites and resources provided by Banner Advertisers, advertisers using the Website or other third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those websites or resources, and we accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you link to any such websites you leave the Website and do so entirely at your own risk.

35. Contact from Us

In the course of providing you services and in respect of your use of the Website, we may need to communicate with you via email or the other details that you have submitted to us. You agree to receive emails which are specific to your order and necessary for the normal functioning of the Website, including emails which help inform users about functionality of the Website.

36. Privacy and Cookies Policy

We respect your right to privacy and we comply with our obligations under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003, as amended. The purpose of the Privacy and Cookies Policy is to outline how we deal with any personal data you provide to us while visiting the Website, and it forms part of the Agreement. Naturally, if you are not happy with the Privacy and Cookies Policy you should not use the Website.

Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such, and we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these other websites.

37. Governing law and jurisdiction

The Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with Irish law and any dispute which may arise out of or in connection with the Agreement or the legal relationship established by them, shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish Courts, although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of the Agreement in your country of residence or any other relevant country. The rights and remedies contained in the Agreement are cumulative and not exclusive of rights or remedies provided by law.

38. Waiver

A failure to exercise or delay in exercising a right or remedy provided by the Agreement or by law does not constitute a waiver of the right or remedy or a waiver of other rights or remedies. No single or partial exercise of a right or remedy provided by the Agreement or by law prevents further exercise of that right or remedy or the exercise of another right or remedy.

39. Severability

In the event that any clause or any part of any clause in the Agreement is declared invalid or unenforceable, by the judgment or decree by consent or otherwise of a court of competent jurisdiction from whose decision no appeal is or can be taken, all other provisions contained in the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect and shall not be affected by such finding for the term of the Agreement.

40. Assignment and entire agreement

We may assign or subcontract any or all of our rights and obligations of the Agreement with you to a third party at any time, at our discretion. You may not, without our prior written consent, assign or dispose of any of your rights or obligations arising under the Agreement.

The Agreement contains the entire agreement and understanding between the parties relating to the Website, and supersedes any and all prior agreements, arrangements, statements and understandings, except for any fraud or fraudulent representation by either you or us. In the event of any inconsistency between the Privacy and Cookies Policy and these Terms and Conditions of Use, then these Terms and Conditions of Use take priority.

41. Submissions

You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback and other information about the Website and/or the DoneDeal Service provided by you to us are non-confidential and may be used by us at our discretion.