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TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
Copyright and Reproduction Notice and Limited Licence
The information, content, graphics, text, sounds, images, buttons, trade marks, service marks, trade names and logos (the "Materials") contained in this website are protected by copyright, trade mark, database right, sui generis right and other intellectual property laws, under national laws and international treaties. You are granted a limited licence solely for your own personal, non-commercial use to refer to, bookmark or point to any page within this website, and to download the Materials contained on this website to a single personal computer, and to print a single hard copy of the Materials contained on this website for your own personal reference, provided however that all copyright, trade mark and other proprietary notices are left intact. The grant of this limited licence is conditional on your agreement to, and compliance with, all of these terms and conditions of use. Any other use of the Materials on this website, including any form of copying or reproduction (for any purposes other than those noted above) modification, distribution, re-publication, extraction, re-utilisation, incorporation or integration with other materials or works or re-delivery using framing technology, is strictly prohibited and is in violation of the proprietary rights of Independent.ie, unless prior written permission of Independent.ie has been obtained, or unless an appropriate form of licence has been entered into with Newspaper Licensing Ireland Limited of Clyde Lodge, 15 Clyde Road, Dublin 4 www.newspaperlicensing.ie (the organisation which has been mandated by us to licence copyright).
Software Limited Licence
If you download any software from this website, the software, including any images or files incorporated in or generated by the software, and any data accompanying the software (collectively the "Software") are subject to the limited licence set out above. You may not distribute, sell or transmit the Software, and you are not permitted to alter, modify or adapt the Software, including but not limited to translating, decompiling, reverse engineering, disassembling or creating derivative works, or to reduce the Software to any other form.
Hypertext links to this website by other users and websites are permitted provided that the link to this website is in a simple list of companies by pointing to Independent.ie's home page http://www.independent.ie. This limited licence entitles other users and websites to link to Independent.ie's home page only, and linking to other content on or information in this website is prohibited without Independent.ie's express written consent.
Intellectual Property Rights Notice
Independent.ie & Unison.ie are trademarks of Independent Newspapers Ireland Limited. All other trademarks, service marks, trade names and logos contained in this website belong to their respective owners.
Independent.ie and/or its suppliers (as the case may be) retain all right, title, interest and intellectual property rights in and to the Materials and the Software. Nothing in these terms and conditions of use shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any licence or right under any copyright, patent, trade mark, database right, sui generis right or other intellectual property or proprietary interest of Independent.ie, its affiliates or any third party.
All use by you of this website is at your own risk. You assume complete responsibility for, and for all risk of loss resulting from, your downloading and/or using of, or referring to or relying on, Materials, Software, or any other information obtained from your use of this website. You agree that Independent.ie & Unison.ie and providers of telecommunications and network services to Independent.ie will not be liable for damages arising out of your use or your inability to use this website, and you hereby waive any and all claims with respect thereto and whether based on contract, tort or other grounds.
This website is available to all users "as is" without any representations or warranties of any kind, either express or implied. Independent.ie makes no representations, warranties or undertakings that this website, or the server that makes it available, will be free from defects, including, but not limited to viruses or other harmful elements. Inidependent.ie & Unison.ie accepts no liability for any infection by computer virus, bug, tampering, unauthorised access, intervention, alteration or use, fraud, theft, technical failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay, or any event or occurrence beyond the control of Independent.ie, which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness and integrity or proper conduct of any aspect of this website. There are certain inherent risks in using the Internet and the World Wide Web. Independent.ie makes no representations, warranties or undertakings about:-
* Any of the Materials or Software on this website, including without limitation, their accuracy, their completeness or their merchantability, quality or fitness for any particular purpose; or
* Any content of or information on any other website referred to or accessed by hypertext link through this website or from which this website is referred to or accessed by hypertext link ("third party site"). Independent.ie does not endorse or approve the content of any third party site, nor will Independent.ie have any liability in connection with any third party site (including but not limited to liability arising out of any allegation that the content of or information on any third party site infringes any law or the rights of any person or entity). No judgment or warranty is made with respect to the accuracy, timeliness or suitability of the content of any third party site, and any and all liability, which might arise out of, or in connection with, your use or reliance on the content of or information on, or the performance of, any third party site is excluded.
Any content or information received on or via this website should not be relied on for important personal, financial or business decisions, and you should consult an appropriate professional for advice which is specifically tailored to your particular circumstances. You acknowledge and understand that Independent.ie & Unison.ie may have opinions from time to time with regard to any of the content of or information on this website which may be different from those obtained by using or accessing the content of and information on this website, and that Independnt.ie & Unison.ie is not advising you in relation to the nature, potential, value or suitability of any particular asset or security, portfolio of assets or securities, transactions, investment strategy or other matter, and that no mention of a particular asset or security on this website constitutes a recommendation to buy, sell or hold that or any other asset or security. Content and information received via this website is supplied by sources believed to be reliable. However, calculations made using such data, and opinions expressed in relation to such data, are not guaranteed by these sources, Independent.ie &Unison.ie, or any other person or entity, and may not be complete.
Independent.ie reserve the right to change the content, presentation, performance, user facilities and availability of any part of this website at its sole discretion, including these terms and conditions of use, and you should check these terms and conditions of use regularly for any changes.
Limitation of Liability
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, neither Independent.ie nor any of its directors, employees, affiliates or other representatives will be liable for loss or damages arising out of or in connection with your use of, or your inability to use, the Materials, Software and/or facilities or services offered through this website, including, but not limited to, indirect or consequential loss or damages, loss of data, income, profit or opportunity, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties, even if Independent.ie has been advised of the possibility of such loss or damages, or such loss or damages were reasonably foreseeable.
Data Protection and Privacy Statement
Independent.ie and its associated companies respect your right to privacy. Visitors should be aware that each time they visit a website two general levels of information about their visit can be retained. The first level comprises statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate and non-individual specific basis of all browsers who visit the site, and the second is information that is personal or particular to a specific visitor who knowingly chooses to provide that information. Independent.ie's policy is to respect and protect the privacy of our Customers and will never wilfully disclose individually identifiable information about its Customers to any third party without first receiving that Customer's permission.
The statistical and analytical information provides us with general and not individually specific information about the number of people who visit this website; the number of people who return to this site; the pages that they visit; where they were before they came to this site and the page in the site at which they exited. This information helps us monitor traffic on our website so that we can manage the site's capacity and efficiency. It also helps us to understand which parts of this site are most popular, and generally to assess user behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site.
Throughout this website you may have an opportunity to send us information relating to you such as through the "contact us" pages or any other area where you may send e-mails, request brochures, enter contests or respond to any promotions. *By choosing to participate in these, you will be providing us with some level of personal information relating to you. This information will only be used by Independent.ie for :-
* the purposes for which it was provided by you;
* verification purposes and statistical analysis;
* to provide you with details of products, services, contests, competitions or promotions being provided or run by Independent.ie or any of its associated companies or any third party that we may select and which we may think would be of interest to you, unless you have otherwise specifically opted not to receive this information.
Third Party Sites
Links are provided by Independent.ie to other websites that offer goods and services for sale. When you place an order for the purchase of goods and services on those websites, your contractual relationship will be with the merchant selling those goods or providing those services and will be subject to the terms and conditions, if any, made available to you by the merchant. Independent.ie will not be a party to any such contract and accepts no responsibility for non-delivery or delayed delivery of any such good or service (whether in whole or part) whether as regards the nature, quality or merchantability of such good or service, the fitness for the purpose for which they have been sold or for any other purpose.
This website is controlled and operated by Independent.ie from Ireland. Independent.ie does not make any representation that Materials Software and/or the facilities or services offered through this website are appropriate or suitable for use in countries other than Ireland, or that they comply with any legal or regulatory requirements of such other countries. In accessing this website, you do so at your own risk and on your own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, to the extent any local laws are applicable. It is prohibited to make this website, the Materials Software, and/or facilities or services offered through this website or any part of them, available in your country, or to you (whether by reason of nationality, residence or otherwise), this website, the Materials Software and/or facilities or services offered through this website or any part of them are not directed at you. These terms and conditions of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ireland, and you hereby agree for the benefit of Independent.ie, and without prejudice to the right of Independent.ie to take proceedings in relation to these terms and conditions of use before any other court of competent jurisdiction, that the courts of Ireland shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine any action or proceedings that may arise out of or in connection with these terms and conditions of use, and for such purposes you irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of such courts.
Any waiver of any provision of these terms and conditions must be in writing and signed by Independent.ie to be valid. A waiver of any provision hereunder shall not operate as a waiver of any other provision, or a continuing waiver of the same provision in the future. If any court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these terms and conditions to be void or unenforceable for any reason, then such provision shall be ineffective to the extent of the court's finding without affecting the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. These terms and conditions represent the entire understanding and agreement between you and Independent.ie relating to use of this website, and supersede any and all prior statements, understandings or agreements whether oral or written, and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by you and by Independent.ie.
You acknowledge that Independent.ie reserves the right to terminate or delete your accounts or service within Independent.ie that are "inactive" for an extended period of time. "Inactive" means that you have not signed into the Independent.ie service for an extended period of time, as determined by Independent.ie, in its sole discretion. The amount of time that Independent.ie currently considers as an "extended" period of time is 3 months.
INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS (IRELAND) LIMITED Competition Terms and Conditions
INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS (IRELAND) LIMITED Competition terms and conditions are only applicable to INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS (IRELAND) LIMITED in-paper Competitions, separate Terms and Conditions apply to on-line competitions. Please see individual on-line competitions for the applicable terms and conditions.
INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS (IRELAND) LIMITED’S decision in relation to selection of prize winner(s) is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
In the event of any dispute regarding the rules, conduct or the results of a competition the decision of INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS (IRELAND) LIMITED will be final.
INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS (IRELAND) LIMITED competitions are not open to staff of INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS (IRELAND) LIMITED, their immediate family members or associated companies including (but not limited to) the competition promotional partner(s) and SMS/IVR service provider(s).
Unless otherwise stated, competition entrants must be over 18 years old and resident in the island of Ireland in order to qualify as the prize winner. INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS (IRELAND) LIMITED reserves the right to request written proof of age of any competition winner.
All persons who enter this Competition by call or text must have the permission of the person in whose name the mobile or landline is held and/or who pays the bill. No responsibility will be accepted by INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS (IRELAND) LIMITED for the cost and/or charges incurred in respect of any entries. INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS (IRELAND) LIMITED shall not be liable for any reason to any person who may enter the Competition and each person enters at their own risk and cost.
Prizes are non transferable and will only be awarded to the winner.
No cash alternative will be awarded in lieu of stated prize(s).
If, due to circumstances beyond its control, a prize becomes unavailable INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS (IRELAND) LIMITED and/or the promoter(s) reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value.
Use of a false name or address by a competition entrant will disqualify them from receiving any prize.
INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS (IRELAND) LIMITED and/or the promoter(s) will endeavour to deliver all prizes within 28 days of winning. Where this is not possible the winner(s) will be notified of a delay.
Unless otherwise stated, all taxes, insurance, fees and surcharges on any prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.
Where a prize is to be provided by a third party, INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS (IRELAND) LIMITED accept no responsibility whatsoever for the supply or non-supply or purported supply or delay in supply of the prize, including without limitation, the failure of the winner to receive ownership of or use the prize. Where appropriate, prize winners are required to complete all applicable booking and/or other formalities directly with the specified third party provider(s).
INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS (IRELAND) LIMITED reserves the right to change prize details without notice and all prizes, including holiday travel dates, are subject to availability.
Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission to use the relevant winner's name, hometown and likeness for purposes of advertising, promotion or publicity in any media without additional compensation and prize winners agree to take part in such related promotional activities as INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS (IRELAND) LIMITED and/or the promoter(s) may require.
All competition entries must be received by INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS (IRELAND) LIMITED in the required format before the advertised closing date. Neither INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS (IRELAND) LIMITED nor its affiliated entities are responsible for printing or typographical errors in any materials relating to INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS (IRELAND) LIMITED promotions; fraudulent, lost, late, misdirected, incomplete or altered entries; or entries which are processed late or incorrectly or are lost due to computer or other technical malfunction.
INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS (IRELAND) LIMITED reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend a competition and/or vary competition rules at any time without prior notice.
Neither INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS (IRELAND) LIMITED nor its agents accept any responsibility whatsoever for any death, injury or other damage, loss, expense or liability arising as a result of taking a prize. Nor will INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS (IRELAND) LIMITED have any liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with participation in any INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS (IRELAND) LIMITED competition or any of the prizes rewarded.
Prizes not claimed within specified time limit will be deemed to have been forfeited and INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS (IRELAND) LIMITED may dispose of such prizes without any liability to the winner.
Any person found to be in disregard of these rules will be disqualified automatically.
INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS (IRELAND) LIMITED reserves the right to disqualify any contestant for any reason whatsoever in its sole discretion.
The personal details which have been submitted for the Competition will be held by INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS (IRELAND) LIMITED. This information will only be shared with third parties involved with the Competition for the administration of the Competition and/or the supply and delivery of prizes. The personal details will only be held for a reasonable period and will then be destroyed and/or deleted.
Participation in INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS (IRELAND) LIMITED competitions denotes acceptance of these terms and conditions and any additional competition specific terms and conditions which may be advertised.