of the Advertising Portal www.building24.co.uk
- The owner of the www.building24.co.uk portal is the company Independent Press Agency Ltd. with the seat in London, at 304 A Barking Road, East Ham, London, E6 3BA, England, registered in England and Wales, No.: 6951817.
- The Regulations have been in force since 10 April 2009.
- The Regulations of the www.building24.co.uk Portal have been drawn up on the basis of legal regulations which are binding on the territory of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
- The main function and purpose of the website is to offer all Internet users, regardless of the web browser they use, an opportunity to publish Classified Ads and search for published advertisements, including broadly understood advertising information and the use of other services provided by the portal and mentioned in the Regulations or additional documents determining the scope of use of particular services, published on the Portal sites.
- Publishing Advertisements and other information, confirmed by the Portal and coming from registered Users, is a service provided electronically by the subject indicated in clause 1.
- Using the Portal by the User means acceptance of these Regulations.
- - using the Portal mentioned in the previous sentence means making information accessible by means of the correctly completed Form.
- Publishing Advertisements in the Portal is permitted on the basis of the rules stipulated in these Regulations and additional regulations on the Portal sites.
- In case of discrepancies in interpretation between the Regulations and other documents published in the Portal, the content of the Regulations is binding.
- The Regulations determine in particular:
- rights and obligations of the www.building24.co.uk Portal users;
- rights and obligations of the Independent Press Agency Ltd. in terms of making the Portal services accessible.
Glossary of Used Terms
Terms used in the Regulations mean:
- Form – part of the building24.co.uk Portal used for providing Independent Press Agency Ltd. with information which is necessary to publish a Classified Ad on the Portal sites, under the conditions specified by the Regulations.
- Password – a string of characters of any length and content chosen by the User and protecting the access to the content of the Ad for the purposes of its edition or removal.
- Publisher - Independent Press Agency with the seat in London at 304 A Barking Road, East Ham, London, E6 3BA, England.
- Portal – an Internet portal building24.co.uk managed by the Independent Press Agency Ltd. under Internet domains, to which Independent Press Agency Ltd. is entitled.
- Administrator – subject authorised by the Publishing House and having powers to control Users. It is entitled to interfere with other people's Ads, including the right to delete and move them. It can control the content published by the Users and delete information which infringes upon the Regulations. It also has the right to penalise the Users who break the provisions of these Regulations by means of warnings and temporary or permanent blocking the access to the website.
- Advertisement, Classified Ad – advertising, promotional or marketing information with a title and content, given in the Form by the User and then published on the Portal sites.
- Regulations – these Regulations made accessible by the Independent Press Agency Ltd. Which specify terms and conditions of use of the Portal Services.
- Portal Services – mean services which can be provided by the Independent Press Agency Ltd. to the Users within the building24.co.uk Portal.
- User – natural person, legal entity or organizational unit of no legal status, using the building24.co.uk Portal Services on the basis of Regulations and other provisions.
A natural person can be a building24.co.uk Portal User, if:
- they have full capacity of legal actions;
- they acquire the consent of a statutory guardian in case of limited capacity of legal actions.
- legal action performed by a person without legal action capacity or a person with limited legal action capacity without the statutory guardian's consent is invalid, unless the statutory guardian confirms the legal action within 2 weeks from the day of its notification.
- Suspension of the Use of Portal Services – a state when for the reasons specified in the Regulations, the User is not permitted to use the building24.co.uk Portal Services for the period which is necessary to resolve the issue which was the basis for the suspension of the Use of Portal Services by the User.
- Blocking the Use of Portal Services – a state when for the reasons specified in the Regulations, the User is not permitted to use the building24.co.uk Portal Services.
Rights and Obligations of the Publishing House
- The Publishing House is entitled to suspend the use of the Portal Services by the User, which is described in Art. 2 clause 8 in case of:
- the User acting with detriment to the Publishing House or other Portal Users,
- infringing by the User upon legal regulations or the provisions of the Regulations
- if it is justified by security issues (in particular: breaking in to a Portal Account, an attempt of misappropriation of payments to the Portal Services and hacking activities),
- temporary Suspension of the Use of the Portal Services by the User for the reasons given in this clause lasts for the period which is necessary to resolve issues which is the basis for the Suspension of the Use of the Portal Services by the User.
- the provisions of this paragraph do not exclude undertaking other actions by the Publishing House, if they are accounted for by the provisions of the Regulations.
- the Publishing House is not obliged to inform the User about the Suspension of Use of the Portal Services.
- the reason for suspension is disclosed only upon the written request of the suspended User, sent to the Publishing House by letter or by means of electronic mail.
- the Publishing House is entitled to Discontinue the User's Use of the Portal Services in case of:
- gross or permanent infringement upon the legal regulations or the provisions of the Regulations by the User;
- in case of the User acting with detriment to the Publishing House or other Portal Users or with detriment to the Portal Services with the use of Portal Services.
- the Publishing House is not obliged to inform the User about Discontinuation of the Use of the Portal Services.
- the reason for discontinuation of the use of the portal services may be disclosed only upon the written request of the blocked User sent to the Publishing House by letter or by means of electronic mail.
- the subject who wants to become a User again, must re-register.
- the Publishing House reserves the right to refuse renewed use of the Portal services by the User who had previously broken the provisions of the Regulations.
- The provisions of the Regulations cannot infringe upon the rights acquired by the Users as a result of using the Portal Services.
- The User may resign from using the Portal Services at any time, with the reservation of the provisions of the Regulations.
- The User's data is deleted from the Publishing House server solely upon the User's personal request expressed through:
- the procedure following the activation of the appropriate link, which can be found in an email informing about the end of publication of the advertisement,
- sending directly to the Publishing House an email from the contact form and providing there an email address which is to be deleted and giving the password for the purpose of the correct verification of the User,
- notifying the Publishing House by means of a letter sent to the address given above, providing an email address which the User had been using on the Portal site and giving the password, for the purpose of the correct verification of the User.
- Under the procedure mentioned in clause 6, the User's data is deleted within 7 working days following the day of the receipt of information from the User.
After this period, the Publishing House may process data only in the scope and time which is permissible by the applicable legal regulations.
Prohibitions Related to the Advertisement Content
It is not allowed to publish on the Portal site:
- Contents which are illegal in terms of English and international law, incitement to race, religious or ethnic hatred or promoting violence,
- Contents generally deemed as morally objectionable, racist, socially inappropriate and infringing upon rules of good manners,
- Statements which are offensive or vulgar towards other Portal users or third parties.
- Contents infringing upon other persons' dignity, privacy or other personal rights, breaking the rules of free competition, deceptively similar to other Advertisements or intentionally assuming the character of other Advertisements,
- Statements offending religious feelings and infringing rights of other persons.
- Advertisements which encourage people to commit crime, including ones which launch into circulation stolen products or fence stolen products.
Scope of the Publishing House Liability
- The Publishing House is not liable for potential breaks or interferences in the Portal functioning, if they are caused by:
- necessity of repair, development, modification or maintenance of the hardware or software;
- reasons beyond the Publishing House control (force majeure, actions or negligence of third parties).
- Minimum technical requirement which enable the User using the Portal, with reservation of the previous sentence, is an Internet browser (preferably version IE 6.0 or upgraded versions or a web browser based on Mozilla 1.0 engine or its upgraded versions).
- The Publishing House reserves the right to change the software intended for the publication of Advertisements in the Portal without notifying the User.
- The Publishing House is entitled to change the graphic layout of the Portal used for the publication of Classified Ads without notifying the User.
- Any comments, suggestions, requests or claims should be sent directly in writing to the administrator's address or by means of electronic mail to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Publishing House is not liable for User's or third parties' lost profits suffered in connection with provision of the Portal Services.
- Clause 6 is not applicable in case when the loss of the password by the User or disclosure of the password to the third parties was the result of the fault of the Publishing House or reasons for which the Publishing House is liable by virtue of binding legal regulations.
- The Publishing House is not liable for failed or inadequate delivery of the Portal Services if failed or inadequate delivery happened because of the User's fault or as a result of failure of due accuracy by the Publishing House.
- The Publishing House is not liable for failed or inadequate delivery of the Portal Services if it is caused by the third parties, particularly by telecommunications operators, telecommunications connection or electrical energy providers.
- Entrusting the execution of commitments to third parties, the Publishing House is liable for their actions or negligence as for its own actions or negligence.
- The Publishing House is not liable for the loss of the password by the User, or coming into possession of the password by the third parties, regardless of the manner of coming into its possession.
- The Publishing House is not liable for damages caused by action or negligence of the User, particularly for using the Portal Services in a way which is inconsistent with the binding provisions or the Regulations and damages caused by submitting incomplete or untrue information.
- The Publishing House reserves the right to make the data given in the Form accessible, if the obligation of making it accessible results from the binding legal regulations.
- The sole sources of the Publishing House obligations are the Regulations, additional provisions relating to specific services published in the Portal and strictly binding legal rules.
- Portal Users publish contents which are within the scope of the Portal services at their own responsibility. The website is not liable for the content published by the Users.
- Software, graphic material, text, edition and any elements or the website are the sole possession of the Publishing House and are the subject of copyrights in the understanding of the legal regulations.
- Copying, processing and distribution of information and data coming from the Portal Users and Web designers of the Internet site is forbidden without the written consent of the Publishing House.
- The consent is not required in case of the so-called permitted quotation, i.e. when statements and other information are quoted only in the necessary and justified scope by the third party, with stating the source of origin the author of the website address.
- Using copyrights of the author, i.e. the Publishing House without an agreement shall result in vindication of claims in the legal course.
- The User may send complaints concerning the issues connected with an advertisement published in the Portal or regarding other services provided by the Portal to the address of the Publishing House: email@example.com.
- The Publishing House investigates complaints within 7 business days from the receipt of the complaint, however, this period may be extended by the maximum of 14 subsequent business days in case the investigation of complaint requires longer period of time.
- The Publishing House informs the User about the extended period of the complaint investigation determining the period by which it is to be prolonged and the reason for it.
- Information indicated in clause 3 shall be given to the User prior to the end of the 7-day period mentioned in clause 1.
- In case when the complained lodged includes missing information which makes the investigation impossible, the Publishing House asks the Complainant to complete it, defining a period, not shorter than 7 business days, and the scope of the completion, instructing that failing to complete the complaint in the specified period of time will result in the complaint not being investigated. After the ineffective period, the complaint is left without investigation.
- Reply to the complaint is sent by the Publishing House to the User's email address, from which the complaint had been sent for investigation.
- The Publishing House forwards the correspondence connected with the Advertisement published in the Portal to the User at the email address provided by the User in the Form.
- The Publishing House reserves the right to introduce changes in these Regulations. Any changes come into force from the moment they are published on this site. For the advertisements published before the new Regulations come into force, the previous version of the Regulations is applicable.
- The Regulations, as a legal document created unilaterally by the website owner do not undergo free interpretation of the Users.
- Each User is entitled to voice their opinion about these Regulations. They may propose a new paragraph, change of the existing paragraphs or complete removal of any of the clauses. However, the comments or suggestions of the Users are in no way binding for the Publishing House.
- The competent court in case of claims resulting from these Regulations is the local court having jurisdiction over the Publishing House seat.