Terms And Conditions

Our Terms And Conditions 

Terms Of Use:

Introduction

Thank you for visiting haveyoursay.ie.

haveyoursay.ie is owned and operated by Craven Advertising Group Limited. Please read these Terms of Use very carefully as these Terms of Use, including any future modifications, govern your use of Haveyoursay.ie and constitute a legal contract between you and Haveyoursay.ie.

Haveyoursay.ie is a platform to create and participate in discussions, using text, links, profiles, audio, pictures, videos and other media (hereinafter referred to as “Material") appropriately.

By registering with Haveyoursay.ie or using or browsing Haveyoursay.ie, whether it is via our website, www.Haveyoursay.ie, our mobile applications, Twitter, Facebook, mail or any other platform you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree you may not use Haveyoursay.ie and should close your account (see below).

1. Privacy
Your privacy is very important to us. Please read our Privacy Notice to see how we collect, use and protect your personal information. We recommend that you read this before you use or register with Haveyoursay.ie.

2. Changes to these Terms of Use
We reserve the right to change, modify, add to, or delete portions of these Terms of Use at any time. When we do so we will notify you of such changes by a site-wide announcement. Your continued use of Haveyoursay.ie will constitute your binding acceptance of the change.

3. Information Society Service Provider
You agree and acknowledge that Boards.ie Limited is an information society service provider, as defined in Directive 2000/31/EC and transposed into Irish law by the European Communities (Directive 2000/31/EC) Regulations, 2003 (S.I. 68 of 2003), and that it is not under any obligation to monitor the information which it transmits or stores. You agree and acknowledge that Boards.ie Limited shall not be liable in respect of information which is hosted or cached by us or in respect of which we act as a mere conduit.

Your use of Haveyoursay.ie
4. Who can join Haveyoursay.ie?
4.1 Persons 16 years and older
Anyone aged 16 years or older can register as a user of Haveyoursay.ie.

4.2 Persons aged between 13 and 16
You are permitted to register as a user of Haveyoursay.ie and post comments if you are aged 16 or over. If you are aged 13 years or over but under the age of 16 you must obtain the consent of a parent or legal guardian before registering as a user of Haveyoursay.ie.

If you are aged 13 or over but under the age of 16 you must obtain the consent of a parent or legal guardian each time you post Material on Haveyoursay.ie.

Any person who registers as a user of Haveyoursay.ie represents that either they are 16 years of age or older or that they are 13 years or over and have obtained the consent of a parent or legal guardian. Boards.ie Limited cannot and is not required to verify the age of users of the site. Boards.ie Limited hereby notifies you that by posting any material on the website or sending any information about yourself you hereby undertake that you are either over the age of 16 or that you are 13 years or over and have obtained the consent of a parent or legal guardian to do so. We cannot guarantee that all content on the site will be suitable for persons under the age of 16.

4.3 People under 13:
Haveyoursay.ie is not directed at children younger than 13 years of age and is offered only to users who are 13 or older. Children under 13 may not register with Haveyoursay.ie. We do not knowingly collect information from or about children under the age of 13. If we discover that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13 we will delete that information as soon as possible. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at hello@Haveyoursay.ie. We cannot guarantee that all content on the site will be suitable for persons under the age of 16.

4.4 Representing a company or other entity
If you are using Haveyoursay.ie as a representative of a company or other entity (including, but not limited to Charity or Volunteer organisations, Student’s Unions, Trade Unions, Academic Institutions, Chambers of Commerce, Departments of Government) you represent that you have the authority to enter into these Terms of Use on behalf of that company or entity, and agree that the terms “you” and “your” in this agreement refers to your company or other entity. You may not post on Haveyoursay.ie other than in your individual capacity unless you have permission from Haveyoursay.ie . Contact help@Haveyoursay.ie for more details.

4.4 Exceptions
You must not use Haveyoursay.ie if:

You have been previously site banned for any reason (unless this site ban has been subsequently rescinded upon appeal)
You are joining solely to seek to engage in market research
You are joining solely to look for support for your, or another person’s participation in any competition or publicly voted event
You are a convicted sex offender
You intend to breach any other of the terms and conditions listed below
5. What you agree to when joining Haveyoursay.ie
Haveyoursay.ie is made available for your personal, non-commercial use only, except where otherwise authorised by Haveyoursay.ie.

It is your responsibility, bearing in mind the global nature of the Internet, to comply with all applicable laws which may apply to your use of Haveyoursay.ie and to the material you post, including but not limited to those regarding acceptable content and online conduct. You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the country in which you reside.

Failure to comply with all applicable laws or these Terms of Use may result in deletions of posts, suspension of posting privileges, and/or complete banning.

Boards.ie is committed to providing an open forum for discussion and debate. Please note that you are liable for the content of any Material you post on Haveyoursay.ie. Boards.ie Limited accepts no liability of any nature whatsoever for any Material posted on Haveyoursay.ie by users. Any views or comments expressed in user posts are not necessarily the views of Boards.ie Limited, any entity associated with it or any of its employees or agents. Boards.ie Limited requires that you read these Terms of Use and our separate Guidelines before posting any Material on Haveyoursay.ie.

Please note that users aged 13 or over but under the age of 16 must obtain the consent of a parent or legal guardian each time such user wishes to post a comment on Haveyoursay.ie.

Haveyoursay.ie is not responsible for and does not endorse the contents of user’s posts or warrant the accuracy, truthfulness, legality or reliability of user’s posts. You are entirely responsible for material which you post. You agree to fully indemnify Boards.ie Limited against all damages, claims, expenses, liabilities, claims and costs (including legal costs) which Haveyoursay.ie may suffer or incur in the event of any legal proceedings being brought against Boards.ie Limited, in consequence of your posting Material. For the avoidance of doubt, the indemnity you give to Haveyoursay.ie is effective in respect of any and all legal proceedings including any and all possible causes of action that may result from any breach of these Terms of Use and/or applicable law.

We expect you to act responsibly in posting Material on Haveyoursay.ie. You agree, through use of this service, NOT to use Haveyoursay.ie to:

post illegal Material
treat others with disrespect
defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others
identify or speculate as to the identity of any anonymous or pseudonymous user
attempt to solicit information from any other user under false pretences, for example by attempting phishing-like attacks
attempt to solicit personal information from anyone under 18harm minors in any way
harm minors in any way
solicit passwords or personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes
collect or store other users' personal data without their consent
attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Haveyoursay.ie administrative areas or interface, to user accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Haveyoursay.ie site, through password mining or any other means
post irrelevant Material, repeatedly post the same or similar Material or otherwise impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Haveyoursay.ie servers or infrastructure
post any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional content, 'junk mail', 'spam', 'chain letters', 'pyramid schemes', or any other form of commercial publicity
post any abusive, harmful, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, indecent, profane, inappropriate, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable Material, except where the content is appropriate to the content of the forum and you have been granted specific permission to do so and subject to our guidelines on said content
post Material that contains violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website
post Material in respect of any matter that is currently before the courts
post Material that could be construed as scandalising the courts
post Material that promotes or encourages illegal activity or facilitates or encourages any violation of these Terms of Use
post Material that infringes any patent, trade mark, trade secret, copyright, rights of privacy or publicity, or other proprietary right or intellectual property right of any party
post Material that falsely expresses or implies that such Material is sponsored or endorsed by Haveyoursay.ie
post Material that contains software viruses or harmful programs including but not limited to, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancel-bots, computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, disrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment
modify, adapt, translate, or reverse engineer any portion of Haveyoursay.ie, or use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other device to retrieve or index any portion of Haveyoursay.ie, except as expressly authorised in writing by Haveyoursay.ie
reformat or frame any portion of the web pages that are part of Haveyoursay.ie
6. You are responsible for your account and its details
As part of the registration process, you will be asked to select a user name and password and you will be responsible for all activities occurring under your username and for keeping your password secure. We strongly recommend you do not reuse a password which you also use elsewhere.

6.1 Usernames
We would recommend you choose a pseudonym and do not use your real name (or a derivative of it) when joining Haveyoursay.ie. You may not select or use a username that:

contains "haveyoursay" or otherwise misrepresents your relationship with Haveyoursay.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
misleadingly impersonates someone else
Occasionally users may speculate about the identity of anonymous or pseudonymous users. Such speculation is against our Terms of Use and we delete all such posts which are brought to our attention. However please be aware that we cannot guarantee that other users will not be able to determine your identity. There should be no expectation of complete anonymity anywhere on the internet

We reserve the rights to change usernames at our discretion. You cannot change your username after registration unless you become a subscriber.

6.2 Accounts and passwords
Haveyoursay.ie reserves the right to log off or deactivate accounts that are inactive for more than 6 years

You cannot create more than one personal profile. You may not share your account with anyone. You agree not to provide any false information to Boards.ie Limited or to create an account for anyone other than yourself without the express permission of that other person or entity. You agree not to use the account or password of another user and not to disclose your password to any third party. You agree to notify us immediately if you suspect any unauthorised use of your account or access to your password.

If logged out of Haveyoursay.ie you may reset your password by clicking on the following link https://www.Haveyoursay.ie/auth/forgotpass. If logged in to haveyoursay.ie you may change your password or profile in your User Control panel Haveyoursay.ie 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.

Boards.ie Limited may at its absolute discretion refuse you access to the site, delete posts by you or suspend/terminate your account without prior notice for any reason and you shall not be entitled to any compensation in respect of this. If we disable your account you will not be entitled to create another account without our permission.

These Terms of Use, including, in particular, the indemnities contained herein, shall survive any suspension or termination of your account.

6.3 User status
Please note that your user status will appear in connection with your username. For example, should you receive a warning then a yellow card will appear on the post. Similarly, should you receive an infraction relating to your use of Haveyoursay.ie, a red card will appear. Should you be banned from using Haveyoursay.ie, the word 'Banned' will appear under your username.

6.4 Your interactions with other users
Boards.ie Limited has no obligation to verify the identity of any users when they are connected to the site or to monitor Material provided by them.

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.

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.

You are encouraged to exercise discretion when providing personal information about yourself on Haveyoursay.ie. Any personal information which you volunteer in your public profile or post on the forums will be available worldwide to anyone with access to the website.

We recommend you never post your name, address, telephone number, email address or anything else that may lead someone to identify you if this is something you are uncomfortable with.

Please note that certain information (such as photographs) which you may choose to provide might reveal your gender, ethnic origin, nationality, religion and/or sexual orientation.

If you have an active Haveyoursay.ie account you can request that your posts be edited or deleted. This can be done by sending a Private Message (PM) to “Haveyoursay.ie: GDPR” (if for any reason you are unable to access or send a PM please email datarequests@Haveyoursay.ie and we will get back to you with further instructions).

For closed accounts all personal data (other than a user’s posts) will be deleted. Posts made by users whose accounts were subsequently closed cannot be associated with other information held by Boards that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person and as such are not considered personal data.

In specific instances where the content of a post contains sensitive data or data that could be used to identify an individual and where the original poster no longer has an active Haveyoursay.ie account you can request that we edit or delete the post; these requests will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

7. Closing your account and our right to ban accounts or remove user privileges
At any time you can close your user account.

Closing your account means we will delete your password, remove any email subscriptions or notifications you may receive, delete all personal data we hold about you and turn off and delete your Private Messages. This process does not remove any posts you have made on the site and does not remove the IP address that is captured when each post is submitted.

The posts are retained as they are an intrinsic part of the thread in which they are posted and removing may make the thread unreadable or make the other posts difficult to understand or follow. The IP addresses captured with each post are retained for anti-spamming purposes. It should be noted that post IP address cannot be linked with other data to identify the individual who made the post as all other data concerning that individual will have been permanently deleted upon account closure.

To close your account, please log in to your Haveyoursay.ie account and click on the "Close Account" option in your User Control Panel / User Settings and follow the instructions. This process is irreversible and permanent.

Boards.ie Limited may at its absolute discretion refuse you access to the site and/or cancel/terminate your user privileges without prior notice for any reason and you shall not be entitled to any compensation in respect of cancellation/termination of your user privileges. If we disable your account you will not be entitled to create another account without our permission.

These terms of use, including our proprietary rights, disclaimer of warranties, indemnities, limitations of liability, choice of law and choice of forum, and miscellaneous provisions shall survive any termination of your user privileges.

Without limiting the foregoing, the following will lead to a suspension of your privileges on Haveyoursay.ie:

breaches or violations of these Terms of Use or other Boards.ie guidelines
requests by law enforcement or other government agencies
unexpected technical issues or problems or
extended periods of inactivity
8. Posting on Haveyoursay.ie
8.1: Content posted on Haveyoursay.ie
You are solely responsible for your conduct and any Material that you submit, post, and/or display on Haveyoursay.ie. You agree not to post Material contrary to these Terms of Use or any applicable law.

Due to the real-time nature of Haveyoursay.ie, Haveyoursay.ie cannot and is not required to review the contents of posted Material, nor does it confirm the validity of information submitted. Boards.ie Limited hereby notifies you that it does not actively monitor Material posted by users and, as such, is not responsible for and gives no warranty or representation in relation to Material posted by users.

Because community standards vary and individuals sometimes may not comply with our policies and guidelines, in the process of using Haveyoursay.ie you may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable. Users are encouraged to bring any Material they deem offensive or objectionable to the attention of forum moderators by using the Report Post Feature identifying the specific. You must be logged in to Haveyoursay.ie in order to report a post. For material that you consider is objectionable you will be asked to give your reasons for wanting the Material removed.

Users are informed that if they deem Material to be defamatory or an infringement of their intellectual property rights they should inform Haveyoursay.ie by emailing hello@Haveyoursay.ie.

Do not use the Report Post Feature to report defamatory Material or Material which infringes your intellectual property rights.

You will be asked to give your reasons for wanting the Material removed. We would direct you to http://www.Haveyoursay.ie/legal/index.php for further information on removal of posts.

Please note that Haveyoursay.ie offices are open for business from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday excluding national and public holidays in the Republic of Ireland. Any notifications received from users outside of the aforementioned hours will only be addressed upon the re-opening of Haveyoursay.ie offices.

If another user defames, abuses, harasses, stalks, or threatens you or otherwise violates your rights on haveyoursay.ie please report the post to Haveyoursay.ie by emailing hello@Haveyoursay.ie or by using the Report Post Feature identifying the specific Material you consider is objectionable.

Whilst we do not monitor Material posted by users, we reserve the right to take down Material that comes to our attention via a complaint or otherwise. Members who repeatedly flout our guidelines or these Terms of Use will be barred from joining discussions on Haveyoursay.ie. You will not necessarily be notified when Material is removed or when you have been banned. Boards.ie Limited will not enter into any correspondence with or about users who have been banned.

Boards.ie Limited reserves the right to immediately ban a user if there has been a serious breach of our guidelines or these Terms of Use. All decisions in relation to these matters are carried out at the sole discretion of Boards.ie Limited.

Boards.ie may be required to disclose your Personal Data (as such term is defined under the General Data Protection Regulation) when legally obliged to do so or when otherwise compelled to disclose such Personal Data – please see our Privacy Notice for further details.

We may, but are not obliged to, remove or limit access to Material from any user which breaches these Terms of Use.

You own all of the Material you post on Boards.ie and we do not claim ownership of that Material. However, we need your permission to be able to display that Material and in some cases to modify it for best display – for different browsers, for our mobile site, and so on.

Consequently, by posting any Material on or through Haveyoursay.ie, you grant Boards.ie Limited a limited licence to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such Material. The licence you grant to haveyoursay.ie is non-exclusive, royalty free and fully paid, sub-licensable, and worldwide. This licence applies only to use of the Material for the purpose of providing the Boards.ie service. You also waive to the fullest extent permissible by law any moral rights in such Material. You are responsible for making sure that you have all rights to what you post, including the rights necessary for you to grant the licence above.

By posting any Material on Haveyoursay.ie you represent and warrant that: (i) you own the Material posted by you or otherwise have the right to grant the licence above, and (ii) the posting of the Material does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, intellectual property rights, confidentiality, contract rights or any other rights of any person. You agree to pay all royalties, fees, or any other monies owing any person by reason of any Material posted by you to or through Haveyoursay.ie.

From time to time we may seek to use users' Material for the purpose of advertising or marketing Haveyoursay.ie.

Please do not post any information you are not happy to have publicly viewable on the site. In order to ensure that threads and conversations are not disrupted, we do not generally remove Material which is uploaded to us. Consequently, you agree that your Material displayed on Haveyoursay.ie may continue to appear on Haveyoursay.ie, even after you have terminated your user privileges, closed your account or have had your user privileges terminated by Haveyoursay.ie. This provision does not affect your rights under data protection law, as set out in our Privacy Notice.

To have original creative Material deleted, please contact the relevant forum moderator (by using the private messaging system available to all registered users when they are logged onto Haveyoursay.ie) with a direct link to the relevant item and your request. We will delete it within 30 working days of your request, as far as reasonably possible.

Please note that deletion of original creative Material applies only to Material you have uploaded to Haveyoursay.ie. If you have posted a link on haveyoursay.ie to Material hosted elsewhere (such as Flickr or YouTube) then, as Haveyoursay.ie is not the host, you will have to contact the other site to have that Material deleted.

We cannot guarantee that other users will not use the ideas and information that you share. Therefore, if you have an idea or information that you would like to keep confidential and/or don't want others to use, you must not post it on Haveyoursay.ie. We are not responsible for a user's misuse or misappropriation of any content or information you post on Haveyoursay.ie.

8.2 Defamatory Content
Haveyoursay.ie operates on a "notice and takedown" basis. If you believe that any content on Haveyoursay.ie contains a defamatory statement, please notify Haveyoursay.ienimmediately by emailing hello@Haveyoursay.ie. Once this notification has been received, haveyoursay.ie will use all reasonable endeavours to remove the defamatory content complained about within a reasonable period of time.

Please note that haveyoursay.ie offices are open for business from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Take down requests received outside of the aforementioned hours will only be addressed upon the re-opening of haveyoursay.ie offices.

8.3 Content infringing Intellectual Property Rights.
Haveyoursay.ie operates on a "notice and takedown" basis. If you believe that any content on Haveyoursay.ie infringes your intellectual property rights, please notify Haveyoursay.ie immediately by emailing hello@Haveyoursay.ie. Once this notification has been received, Haveyoursay.ie will use all reasonable endeavours to remove the infringing content complained about within a reasonable period of time.

8.4 Nuisance posts
Our first line of defence against nuisance posts is to delete them and to ban the user. Nuisance posts include potentially defamatory material, surreptitious advertising, any other posts which breach the posting guidelines and/or our Terms of Use and any form of messages, posts or emails deemed offensive by the administrators or moderators. In addition, where a user recommends the products or services of their employer, they should state their conflict of interest. Where they do not do so, we reserve the right to point out that the user appears to have a conflict of interest.

Where a nuisance poster persists, we reserve the right to use email addresses and IP addresses to identify the user and halt the nuisance.

8.5 Office opening times.
Please note that haveyoursay.ie offices are open for business from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Take down requests for defamatory content or content that infringes your intellectual property rights received outside of the aforementioned hours will only be addressed upon the re-opening of haveyoursay.ie offices.

9. Feedback, suggestions and submissions about Haveyoursay.ie
From time to time users contact us with feedback, suggestions and submissions about Haveyoursay.ie and how to improve the site and services we offer. haveyoursay.ie welcomes the input, and the following terms ensure that we can use your contributions to improve Haveyoursay.ie.

You do not have to submit anything to Haveyoursay.ie about Haveyoursay.ie, but if you do you acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback, or any other submissions to haveyoursay.ie which may improve our products, services, or offerings shall become the property of haveyoursay.ie unless otherwise agreed by haveyoursay.ie.

By making a submission to Haveyoursay.ie about Haveyoursay.ie, you grant a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, unlimited, assignable, sub licensable, fully paid up and royalty-free right to haveyoursay.ie to copy, prepare derivative works from, improve, distribute, publish, remove, retain, add, and use and commercialise, in any way now known or in the future discovered, anything that you submit to haveyoursay.ie, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or to any third parties.

If you do not want to grant haveyoursay.ie the rights set out above, please do not make submissions to Haveyoursay.ie about Haveyoursay.ie.

10. Content of advertisements on Haveyoursay.ie
You acknowledge that Material presented to you by Haveyoursay.ie, advertisers, or other users may be protected by copyrights, trade marks, patents or other proprietary rights or other intellectual property right and laws. All copyright and other proprietary notices in the Material must be left intact.

11. Links to and content of third party sites
11.1 Links to other websites
Haveyoursay.ie contains links to other websites operated by third parties over whom haveyoursay.ie has no control. Such links are provided for your convenience only and haveyoursay.ie accepts no responsibility or liability in respect of the content or use of other websites. Such links do not amount to an endorsement or recommendation of these sites by haveyoursay.ie . haveyoursay.ie does not exercise any control or supervision over the content of these linked sites.

haveyoursay.ie is not responsible for the content or accuracy of or for the opinions expressed in these third party websites and these websites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by haveyoursay.ie .

Some of these sites may contain materials that are objectionable, unlawful, or inaccurate. The fact that these links appear does not mean that haveyoursay.ie endorses these third party sites or services.

If you do decide to leave the Haveyoursay.ie site and access third party sites you do so at your own risk. Third party sites linked via the Haveyoursay.ie site are not covered by these Terms of Use or the Haveyoursay.iePrivacy Notice.

11.2 Links to Haveyoursay.ie and Associated Websites
haveyoursay.ie and its parent company and associated companies permit third parties to link to Haveyoursay.ie so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party's site.

By linking to Haveyoursay.ie you hereby authorise Haveyoursay.ie to link to any website owned or controlled by you.

11.3 Third Party Content
The inclusion of any content from other sites, either quoted directly or linked to ("Third Party Content") on Haveyoursay.ie does not imply any affiliation or endorsement of such Third Party Content by Haveyoursay.ie.

You understand that by using haveyoursay.ie you may be exposed to Third Party Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable.

Because Boards.ie Limited does not control third party sites, you agree that Boards.ie Limited is not responsible for any such Third Party Content and that this is the sole responsibility of the person from which such Third Party Content originated, and Boards.ie Limited have no obligation to monitor such Third Party Content.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, Boards.ie Limited reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to pre-screen, filter, remove, refuse to accept, post, display or transmit any Third Party Content in whole or part at any time for any reason or no reason with or without notice and with no liability of any kind.

12. Intellectual property
All intellectual property rights in the website design, text, graphics, the selection and arrangement thereof and all software vest in Boards.ie Limited unless otherwise indicated. Haveyoursay.ie reserves all of its rights.

The above does not include Materials which are the property of advertisers or users.

You acknowledge that all trademarks, trade names, service marks, rights (registered or unregistered) in any designs, applications for any of the foregoing; trade or business names; innovations, inventions whether or not capable of protection by patent or registration, registered design and topography rights; know-how, including data specifications, drawings and instructions; secret formulae and processes; rights protecting goodwill and reputation; database rights and rights under licences and consents in relation to such things, rights in the nature of unfair competition rights, and rights to sue for passing of and all rights or forms of protection of a similar nature to any of the foregoing or having equivalent effect anywhere in the world and all copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property rights in and relating to Haveyoursay.ie (collectively "Intellectual Property") are solely owned by Haveyoursay.ie.

You may not reproduce, publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of, or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, the Material at Haveyoursay.ie without the written permission of Haveyoursay.ie.

Advertising on Haveyoursay.ie
13. Advertising and Verified Representatives.
Haveyoursay.ie is a free service offered to our users and, as such, Haveyoursay.ie solely relies on revenue generated from advertisements served on the site to be financially sustainable and continue in business. Therefore, in agreeing to these Terms of Use you agree that Haveyoursay.ie may serve advertisements on site or work with a third party to serve the advertisements, including personalised ads, and may implement anonymised site analytics functionality on the site. Advertisements placed on Haveyoursay.ie may include but are not limited to banner ads, paid links, pop-up windows, buttons and sponsorships. These advertisements use "non personally identifiable information". They do not use personal data about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. For further information, please see our Cookie Policy.

You agree that Boards.ie Limited have the right to run such advertisements and promotions on Haveyoursay.ie.

13.1 For users:
Haveyoursay.ie does not control services which are supplied by third parties and the inclusion of advertising or sponsorship does not imply endorsement or recommendation of the third party by us or any association with that third party. Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that Material complies with international and national law. Boards.ie Limited does not give any warranty, guarantee nor make any representation regarding any advertisement or any merchandise, product or service offered or provided by third party companies advertising or interacting on Haveyoursay.ie.

You may report any advertisement or content you feel is unsuitable for Boards.ie to us, on the understanding that its removal is at our sole discretion.

You can choose to opt in or opt out of the serving of personalised advertisements on Haveyoursay.ie, however you cannot opt out of the serving of non-personalised ads. To change your preferences regarding personalised ads please go to http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ie/your-ad-choices. Please note that these changes will apply not just to Haveyoursay.ie but to other sites you may also visit.

Your correspondence or business dealing with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers or third parties found on or through Haveyoursay.ie, including payment for and delivery of related goods or services, and any other representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser or third party.

You agree that Haveyoursay.ie shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers or third parties on Haveyoursay.ie.

13.2 Commercial Activity, Verified Representatives and "Talk to..." Forums:
You must seek permission from Haveyoursay.ie before carrying out any commercial activity on Haveyoursay.ie. Any person or company attempting to advertise or otherwise promote themselves who has not been authorised by us will have their user accounts banned and their posts deleted. By using Haveyoursay.ie for any commercial activity you agree to the following additional terms.

Haveyoursay.ie provides a platform for commercial representatives ("Verified Representatives") to engage with users on Haveyoursay.ie. We allow authorised Verified Representatives to post relevant, appropriate content to our forums or blog on the understanding that we make no guarantee of traffic, engagement and/or uptake by Boards.ie users. We reserve the right to choose whom we allow to take pa

All content posted by Verified Representatives must be in compliance with these Terms of Use and our guidelines. The charter of each forum must also be followed in relation to the type of content and level of commercial interaction which is acceptable there. The charter will be displayed prominently in the relevant forum.

We reserve the right to remove any Material that contravenes these Terms of Use, our guidelines, other Haveyoursay.ie rules or forum charters.

By becoming a Verified Representative, you agre

You are responsible for your presence on Haveyoursay.ie, for your adherence to the rules and guidelines on Haveyoursay.ie and for the content you post. Haveyoursay.ie is not responsible for the content posted by Verified Representatives.
You are subject to the rules of Haveyoursay.ie (including these Terms of Use) as well as the forum charters and Haveyoursay.ie guidelines. Your presence as an advertiser or Verified Representative does not grant you any privileges to break rules in the forums.
You will use the personal information you receive from Haveyoursay.ie users only for the purpose of answering a question, resolving an issue or other specified action. Under no circumstances will you use this data for any marketing activity without the express permission of the Haveyoursay.ie user.
You will make it clear to users what user data you are going to use and how you will use, display, or share that data.
You will delete all user data you received from Haveyoursay.ie if we disable your account or ask you to do so.
You will provide customer support. You will make it easy for users to contact you. You will deal with any questions or issues on thread where appropriate. You will not try to evade answering reasonable queries. We can also share your email address with users if appropriate, and with your prior consent.
You will not show ads on your Haveyoursay.ie presence except with the prior permission of Boards.ie Limited.
You will not misrepresent your relationship with Haveyoursay.ie to others.
You may use the logos we make or issue a press release or other public statement relating to your use of Haveyoursay.ie only with the prior written permission of Haveyoursay.ie
Haveyoursay.ie Limited can issue a press release describing our relationship with you.
Haveyoursay.ie can measure your content, data and interaction on Haveyoursay.ie for any purpose, including commercial (such as for case studies and presentations).
For all enquiries about advertising or commercial activity on Haveyoursay.ie, please contact hello@Haveyoursay.ie.

Rights of Haveyoursay.ie
14. Our rights and responsibilities
14.1 Liability and accuracy:
Boards.ie Limited does not give any warranty or make any representation as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained on Haveyoursay.ie. Material posted on Haveyoursay.ie is not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. Haveyoursay.ie therefore disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such Material by any user, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents. Although rigorous protocols are applied to Boards.ie we do not make any warranty that Haveyoursay.ie is free from infection by viruses or anything else that has contaminating or disruptive properties. Under no circumstances shall we be held liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond our reasonable control, including, without limitation, Internet failures, computer equipment failures, telecommunication equipment failures, other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labour disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labour or materials, fires, floods, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, non-performance of third parties, or loss of or fluctuations in electricity or other utility supply.

Haveyoursay.ie does not give any warranty or make any representation as to the identity of any user on Haveyoursay.ie. Any use of, or reliance placed on, any content or Materials posted to Haveyoursay.ie by any user, or obtained by you through Haveyoursay.ie, is at your own risk.

Boards.ie Limited may offer Verified Representative Accounts to individuals that represent organisations. We may obtain certain documentation to reasonably establish authenticity and to satisfy ourselves of these individuals' identity and authority to represent organisations. We do not give any warranty or make any representation that Verified Representatives express the views or opinions of the organisations which they represent. Users who purport to represent organisations, but do not have a Verified Representative account are operating outside of these Terms of Use and have not attempted to establish their authenticity with us.

Users of Haveyoursay.ie should satisfy themselves as to the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information contained on Haveyoursay.ie and, where applicable, as to the identity of other users.

Under no conditions and in no event shall Boards.ie Limited be liable for any direct or indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages or loss howsoever arising, (including but not limited to negligence or breach of these Terms of Use or otherwise) or for any loss of data, profit, revenue, goodwill or business howsoever caused even if that loss or damage was foreseeable by us, or the possibility of it was brought to our attention.

14.2 Users:
Haveyoursay.ie may at its sole discretion for any reason (i) disable or deactivate your account, block your email or IP address, or otherwise terminate your access to or use of Haveyoursay.ie, (ii) remove and discard any posts or Material within any thread or anywhere on haveyoursay.ie or (iii) shut down a discussion, thread or forum that you are involved in, with or without notice, and with no liability of any kind to you.

14.3 Availability of service:
haveyoursay.ie may at its sole discretion and at any time, discontinue temporarily or permanently providing haveyioursay.ie, or any part thereof, with or without notice.

You agree that any termination of access to haveyoursay.ie under any provision of these Terms of Use may be effected without notice, and acknowledge and agree that Boards.ie Limited may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or haveyoursay.ie.

haveyoursay.ie may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. We accept no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in transmission, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of user communications.

Where possible, we will use reasonable efforts to give users fair notice of technical difficulties or termination or suspension of their access to haveyoursay.ie. However you agree that haveyoursay.ie shall not be liable to you or any third party for any inability to access haveyoursay.ie, termination or suspension of access to haveyoursay.ie or modification of the service provided by haveyoursay.ie.

14.4 Indemnity and waiver
You agree to indemnify, defend (at the request of haveyoursay.ie), and hold harmless haveyoursay.ie our investors, successors, assigns, subsidiaries, affiliates, co-branders, contractors, employees, servants, moderators, third-party advertisers, technology providers, service providers or other partners, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees and representatives, from and against any third party claim, demand, loss, damage, cost, or liability including reasonable legal expenses, made or brought by any third party due to or arising out of:

Your use of haveyoursay.ie or any part thereof
The violation of these Terms of Use, our Privacy Statement, our guidelines by you
The infringement or misappropriation by you, or a third party using your computer, of any account or password to access and/or use haveyoursay.ie
The infringement of any intellectual property rights of any person or entity
You acknowledge that your use of haveyoursay.ie including any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through this site is at your own discretion and risk and you agree to waive any right to bring any claim or action against haveyoursay.ie, our investors, successors, assignees, subsidiaries, affiliates, co-branders, contractors, employees, servants, third-party advertisers, technology providers, service providers or other partners, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees and representatives for any loss, damage, costs or injury arising from such use.

15. Entire agreement
These Terms of Use, our Privacy Notice make up the entire agreement between you and haveyoursay.ie and supersede any prior agreement.

16. No partnerships/joint ventures
Nothing in these Terms of Use, our Privacy Statement and/or our Comments Policy shall be construed as forming a partnership or joint venture with you. No third party shall have the right or ability to create any obligation on our behalf.

17. Governing law
The agreement shall be governed by Irish law and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts in all matters regarding this agreement and your use of haveyoursay.ie.

18. Severability
If any provision of these terms of use is found to be void, invalid or unenforceable the remaining provisions will continue to be of full force and effect.

19. No waiver
Any amendment to or waiver of these Terms of Use must be in writing and signed by an authorised representative of haveyoursay.ie. Failure to enforce any provision of these Terms of Use shall not amount to a waiver of such provision.

20. About haveyoursay.ie
haveyoursay.ie is an Irish company operated under the Craven Advertising Group Ltd

21. Additional information
These Terms of Use should be read in conjunction with the haveyoursay.ie Limited Privacy Notice and Cookie Policy.

22. Contacting haveyoursay.ie
You can contact us in relation to these Terms of Use in the following ways:

Using our contact page: http://www.haveyoursay.ie/contact
Email: hello@haveyoursay.ie
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