User Terms and Conditions
These User Terms and Conditions (“User Terms”) apply to any use of franchise4u.co.uk hereinafter referred to as “our site”. Our site is owned and operated by Dry Web Ltd (“Us” or “We” or “Our”).
These User terms describe the terms and conditions applicable to the services and content available through our site. These terms describe your responsibilities and, among other things, limits our liability. The terms include use of services, including the possibility to contribute with reviews and postings (hereafter simply referred to as “Services”) on our site. By using services you accept that you must abide to the terms. “Franchisor” or “Customer” refers to the business listed on our site to carry out a service. The user terms are applicable to all users of our site and services. If you do not wish to accept the terms you are not allowed to use our site or services.
To get access to, and make full use of the services, you must register as a user on our site.
While registering, you are required to provide your email address. We reserve the right to delete your account at any time without notice.
User Generated Content from registered users
All material, information, reviews, mentions and any other form of communication (hereafter all referred to under the term ‘User Generated Content” or “UGC”) that are received from registered users via our site will be regarded as non-confidential, non-exclusive and do not entitle the reviewer to royalties or compensation in any way.
Registered users are responsible for the UGC they publish on our site. We are in no way responsible for any libellous comments or reviews that could be classed as defamation in a British court of law.
Registered users may not publicise UGC on our site that contains:
a) Disloyal or unlawful purpose
b) Sexist or racist characteristics, or defamatory of certain people or groups
c) Libellous comments / references that are known to be false
d) Copyrighted material
e) Any personal information
Contributors are in all cases responsible for the legality of their UGC. If a violation is found, the UGC will be deleted immediately. The offender will also be banned from writing future reviews or comments on our site.
Registered users warrant that all UGC posted on our site is correct and true (where facts are stated) and genuinely held (where opinions are stated).
UGC must relate to a (franchise) company or organisation from which the Registered User has purchased / operated / managed a franchise / license from the Franchisor / Customer. The UGC should note relate to the purchase of any end user / consumer products / services from the Franchisor / Customer.
You may not publish any UGC regarding companies to which you have personal or professional relations.
The registered user guarantees that we are fully indemnified for any demand that may be raised by a third party against us as a consequence of the registered users’ violation.
We reserve the right to send a review request email on behalf of a 3rd party if requested to do so. We also reserve the right to delete UGC at any time and with no warning or explanation.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, the rights to free use of the UGC are transferred to us irrevocably, without any time limitation and without territorial limitations, by submitting the UGC to us.
Downloading and other digital copying of any of the content on our site, or parts thereof, are only permitted for personal non-commercial use unless otherwise agreed with us in writing or allowed under applicable mandatory law.
All company names, trademarks and other business characteristics on the our site are, or will be, either our property or that owned by a third party (other than the registered user) and must only be used for business purposes upon prior approval from us, or the third party owner, respectively.
Disclaimer & Indemnity
Our site, content and services offered on our site are provided ‘as is’, and we make no warranties with respect to the content or accuracy of the UGC or our site and shall not be held liable for our own or others’ deletion or blockage of the UGC. We may, at any time, at our own discretion and without any liability, delete any content on our site without any notification. We expressly exclude all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
We shall not examine or monitor UGC which is published on our site. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may at all times investigate and edit (including anonymising) UGC, e.g. if such actions are (i) prompted by third party requests, (ii) necessary for the UGC’s compliance with our User Guidelines, or (iii) required under applicable law.
We are not liable for the content of UGC. Our non-liability applies to any UGC, including UGC which has been edited by us. We are not liable for any links to third party websites in the UGC, including the content of the page to which the UGC links.
Recommendations, reviews, comments, etc. relating to any specific companies, services, e-businesses, franchises &/or business opportunities etc on our site are merely guidelines only and should be treated as such. We are in no case liable for the content of our site. The use of our site is in any respect the sole responsibility of the Registered Users. We are not liable for the availability of our site.
Anyone considering investing in any of the services displayed on our site should undertake their own thorough research and seek professional advice from an accountant and solicitor before making any investment decisions.
We are in no case liable for damages for the use of our site, including (i) loss of profits, contracts, turnover, business, business opportunity, loss or corruption of data or recovery of data, goodwill, security breach resulting from a failure of third party telecommunications and/or the internet, anticipated savings or revenue (regardless of whether any of these are direct, indirect or consequential) (ii) any loss or damage arising in connection with liabilities to third parties (whether direct, indirect or consequential) or (iii) any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever.
Nothing in the User Terms excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from negligence, nor liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
Customers and Users shall indemnify us against any loss or damage suffered or incurred by us as a result of any third party claim (including any claim or allegation by any governmental authority) that:
(a) the use of any content provided by a Customer infringes the intellectual property rights of a third party and/or violates applicable law or our Terms;
(b) our use of Consumer data in accordance with this Agreement is in breach of the Data Protection Requirements or any other applicable laws related to data privacy; or
(c) any email message sent or caused to be sent by us on behalf a Customer violates any applicable law, rule or regulation.
Customers shall not bring any claim against us arising from or related to any User Generate Content, including without limitation, any claim that the User Generated Content is defamatory, offensive or otherwise harmful. Customer/s shall indemnify us against any loss or damage suffered or incurred by us as a result of any such claim, whether such claim is brought by the Customer/s, or any of Customer’s affiliates, or any of its or their officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, shareholders, or other associated third parties.
Safeguarding your data
Customer accounts require a username and password to log in. You must keep your username and password secure, and never disclose it to a third party. Because the information in your account is sensitive, account passwords are encrypted, which means we can’t see your passwords.
Other User Terms
We may at any time and without notice revise or change these User Terms or, in our own discretion and without notice, close, change or reorganise our site. As a Registered User you accept to be covered by the at all times current User Terms. Any revision or change of the User Terms will be stated on our site. The Registered Users agree that the continued use of our site after any posted modified version of the User Terms is an acceptance of the modified User Terms.
Should any of these User Terms be regarded as unlawful or without effect and therefore not to be enforced, this will not have any effect on the applicability and enforcement of the remaining part of the User Terms.