PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE
WHATS IN THESE TERMS?
These terms tell you the rules for using our website www.comparequalitycare.co.uk (our site).
ABOUT US, WHO WE ARE AND HOW TO CONTACT US
www.comparequalitycare.co.ukis a site owned and operated by Compare Quality Care Limited, a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 11239678. Our registered office is at 27 Castle Street, Salisbury SP9 1TT.
You can contact us by writing to us at the above address or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer a comparison site that gives you, as a user, an overview of professional service providers that have chosen to place profiles on our site, allowing you to make an informed decision about a service provider in your area based on your needs. We do not list all service providers in all areas and therefore other service providers may offer alternative and/or better deals than those listed on our site.
As a professional service provider, our site offers you the opportunity to list your business profile and set out the services you provide.
BY USING OUR SITE YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS
If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site.
We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.
THERE ARE OTHER TERMS THAT MAY APPLY TO YOU
- Our Terms and Conditions [INSERT A LINK] if you are a professional service provider who wishes to place profiles on our Site.
As a user, if you link to a service provider via our site, any contract you enter into with them will also be subject to their terms and conditions.
Use of our site is free of charge however, if service providers wish to place profiles on our site then additional terms and fees will apply.
We provide information on selected professional service providers but any contract that users enter into with a service provider is between the user and theservice provider. At no time will a contract be entered into between us and users in regard to the services of the professional service providers.
We cannot guarantee that the information or deals on our site are as good as, or better than, other service providers in the area and there may be other service providers available on the market which may be more appropriate or suitable for you than those on our site.
Where we have links to service providers, these websites are owned and operated by those service providers over whom we do not have control. We do not endorse, recommend or accept responsibility for any service provider or their services, their websites or for any information, opinions or views given or advice provided by service providers (whether on their websites or otherwise).
We only carry out limited checks on the service providers on our site and the information given on the service provider profiles and on our Siteis information provided solely by the service provider and is not vetted by us. None of the information on our site amounts to advice or a recommendation or endorsement by us in respect of such service providers. The information we provide is set solely by the service provider and you should make your own checks so that you can select a service provider that you feel is most appropriate to meet your needs.
All service providers listed on our site have given us a warranty that they will (i) comply with all statutory requirements relating to the provision of services pursuant to English Law; (ii) ensure that their profiles list accurate price details, contact details, operating times, or any other information that may influence users to contact them due to the details placed on the site; (iii) remain qualified and registered with their relevant bodies where they advertise as being so qualified and registered; and (iv) comply with any Codes of Practice relating to their services.
Although we do verify the identity of the service providers registered with us, we do not check their qualifications or any other information provided, and we make no warranties in regard to the services they provide, nor have we vetted the services they provide. We do not verify the accuracy or truth or completeness of, and shall not be liable for and accept no responsibility for any information presented including, but not limited to, information presented by service professionals, liability in connection with any connections made directly with service providers, or any circumstances that may arise from your use of the site.
WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THESE TERMS
We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.
WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO OUR SITE
We may update and change our site from time to time to reflect changes to our service providers, our users’ needs and our business priorities without notification.
WE MAY SUSPEND OR WITHDRAW OUR SITE
We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons.
Our site is only for users in the United Kingdom and is directed to people residing in the United Kingdom. We do not represent that content available on or through our site is appropriate for use or available in other locations.
YOU MUST KEEP YOUR ACCOUNT DETAILS SAFE
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly email us at email@example.com.
HOW YOU MAY USE MATERIAL ON OUR SITE
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use 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, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
INFORMATION ON THIS SITE
The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You should satisfy yourself and the information on which you are relying meets your specific needs and we bring to your attention that other service providers not listed on our site offer the same services.
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date or provides a full picture of all servicesor offers that are available elsewhere.
WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEBSITES WE LINK TO
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, including service providers, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.
We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.
SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this site and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate/engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.
The site may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.
SHORTENED LINKS IN SOCIAL MEDIA
This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls.
Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links
USER-GENERATED CONTENT IS NOT APPROVED BY US
This website may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the site, including feedback portals. This information and these materials may not have been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.
Where we offer an opportunity for you to post information about service providers on thesite, we will usually filter these to ensure that any information is not in breach of our content standards below. We have the absolute discretion to refuse to publish any comment or feedback that breaches our contents standards below, and to remove any such postings that we deem are inaccurate, inappropriate or offensive.
OUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY YOU
Whether you are a consumer or a business user:
- We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
- If you are a business user:
- We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our site or any content on it.
- We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
- use of, or inability to use, our site; or
- use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.
- In particular, we will not be liable for:
- loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
- business interruption;
- loss of anticipated savings;
- loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
- any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
- If you are a consumer user please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
UPLOADING CONTENT TO OUR SITE
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards below.
You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.
Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us and other users of our site a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties.
We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
We have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out below.
You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.
WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR VIRUSES AND YOU MUST NOT INTRODUCE THEM
We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
RULES ABOUT LINKING TO OUR SITE
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.
Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out BELOW.
ACCEPTABLE USE CONTENT STANDARDS
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (Contribution), and to any interactive services associated with it.
The Content Standards must be complied with in spirit as well as to the letter. The standards apply to each part of any Contribution as well as to its whole.
We will determine, at our sole discretion, whether a Contribution breaches the Content Standards.
A Contribution must:
- Be accurate (where it states facts).
- Be genuinely held (where it states opinions).
- Comply with the law applicable in England and Wales.
A Contribution must not:
- Be defamatory of any person.
- Be obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
- Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
- Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
- Be likely to deceive any person.
- Breach any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
- Be in contempt of court.
- Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
- Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
- Give the impression that the Contribution emanates from us, if this is not the case.
- Advocate, promote, incite any party to commit, or assist any unlawful or criminal act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse).
- Contain a statement which you know or believe, or have reasonable grounds for believing, that members of the public to whom the statement is, or is to be, published are likely to understand as a direct or indirect encouragement or other inducement to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
- Contain any advertising or promote any services or web links to other sites except by way of a Profile listed in the site.
BREACH OF THIS POLICY
When we consider that a breach of this website user policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
- Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site.
- Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any Contribution uploaded by you to our site.
- Issue of a warning to you.
- Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
- Further legal action against you.
- Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary or as required by law.
We exclude our liability for all action we may take in response to breaches of this website user policy. The actions we may take are not limited to those described above, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
We hope that you will be happy with the service provided within our site however, if you do have any complaints regarding the service we provide then please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any complaints in regards to the services provided by a service professional, then please follow their internal complaints procedure. If you are unhappy with the outcome then please contact us however, we do not make any warranties or representations as to what steps we will take in regards to such complaints.
OUR TRADE MARKS
You are not permitted to use our trademarks (whether they are registered or not) without our approval.
WHICH COUNTRY’S LAWS APPLY TO ANY DISPUTES?
The terms of this policy, its subject matter and its formation are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction.