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Terms Of Use

Terms Of Use

By using this website you agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, please do not use this website.

1. Acceptance of Terms

This website is owned and maintained by Initiative Financial Services Limited, trading as Initiative Ireland and is registered in the Republic of Ireland, company number 563769 (“us”, “we” or “Initiative Ireland”). The use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions that you should read carefully. By using this website you agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, please do not use this website.

You represent and warrant that if you are an individual, you are of legal age to form a binding contract, and that all registration information you submit is accurate and truthful. Initiative Ireland may, in its sole discretion, refuse to offer the Service to any person or entity and change its eligibility criteria at any time. This provision is void where prohibited by law and the right to access the Service is revoked in such jurisdictions.

2. Modification of Terms of Use

Initiative Ireland reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any of the Terms of Use, or change, suspend, or discontinue the Service (including without limitation, the availability of any feature, database, or content) at any time by posting a notice on the Site or by sending you an email. Initiative Ireland may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Service without notice or liability. It is your responsibility to check the Terms of Use periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Service following the posting of any changes to the Terms of Use constitutes acceptance of those changes.

3. Acceptable Use

As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Service for any purpose that is prohibited by the Terms of Use. You are responsible for all of your activity in connection with the Service. For purposes of the Terms of Use, the term "Content" includes, without limitation, any User Submissions (defined below), videos, audio clips, written forum comments, information, data, text, photographs, software, scripts, graphics, and interactive features generated, provided, or otherwise made accessible by Initiative Ireland or its partners on or through the Service.

By way of example, and not as a limitation, you shall not (and shall not permit any third party to) upload, download, post, submit, provide or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any Content on or through the Service, including without limitation any User Submission, that:

(a) infringes any patent, trade-mark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity or other right of any other person or entity or violates any law or contractual duty;

(b) you know is false, misleading, untruthful or inaccurate;

(c) is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, tortious, obscene, offensive, or profane;

(d) constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material or any junk mail, spam or chain letters;

(e) contains software viruses or any other computer codes, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, limit or interfere with the proper function of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any system, data, password or other information of Initiative Ireland or any third party;

(f) impersonates any person or entity, including any employee or representative of Initiative Ireland; or

(g) would thereby render all or any part of any investment or donation made hereunder non-receiptable by a registered charity under applicable law; nor shall you take any other action that causes any of the foregoing.

Additionally, you shall not: (i) take any action that imposes or may impose (as determined by Initiative Ireland in its sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Initiative Ireland (or its third party providers') infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service or any activities conducted on the Service; (iii) bypass any measures Initiative Ireland may use to prevent or restrict access to the Service (or other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Service); (iv) run Maillist, Listserv, any form of auto-responder or "spam" on the Service; or (v) use manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to "crawl" or "spider" any page of the Site.

You shall not (directly or indirectly): (i) decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Service, except to the limited extent applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction, (ii) modify, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of any part of the Service, or (iii) copy, rent, lease, distribute, or otherwise transfer any of the rights that you receive hereunder. You shall abide by all applicable local, state/provincial, national and international laws and regulations.

4. Registration

You may browse the Site and view Content without registering, but as a condition to using certain aspects of the Service, you may be required to register with Initiative Ireland and select a password . You shall provide accurate, complete, and updated registration information. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of the Terms of Use, which may result in immediate termination of your Initiative Ireland account.

You shall not (i) select or use seek to use this service with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) use or seek to access the account of another user other than you without appropriate authorization; or (iii) use the service or post materials which are deemed offensive, vulgar or obscene. Initiative Ireland reserves the right to refuse registration of, or cancel a User in its sole discretion. You are solely responsible for activity that occurs on your account and shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Initiative Ireland Account Password. You shall never use another user's account without such other user's express permission. You will immediately notify Initiative Ireland in writing of any unauthorized use of your account, or other account related security breach of which you are aware.

 

5. Third Party Site

The Service may permit you to link to other websites or resources on the Internet, and other websites or resources may contain links to the Site. When you access third party websites, you do so at your own risk. These other websites are not under Initiative Ireland's control, and you acknowledge that Initiative Ireland is not responsible or liable for the content, functions, accuracy, legality, appropriateness or any other aspect of such websites or resources.

The inclusion of any such link does not imply endorsement by Initiative Ireland  or any association with its operators. You further acknowledge and agree that Initiative Ireland shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such website or resource.

6. Content and License

You agree that the Service contains Content specifically provided by Initiative Ireland or its partners and that such Content may be protected by copyrights, trade-marks, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights and laws in Ireland and elsewhere. You shall abide by and maintain all copyright notices, information, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Service.

7. Third Party Intellectual Property — Copyright Notifications

Initiative Ireland respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. Initiative Ireland may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, terminate the accounts of users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others. Initiative Ireland will remove infringing materials in accordance with the applicable laws if properly notified that Content infringes copyright.

Notifying Initiative Ireland of Copyright Infringement:

To provide Initiative Ireland notice of an infringement, you must provide a written communication to the attention of "Copyright Notification Dept." care of team@InitiativeIreland.ie  that sets forth the information reasonably required by Initiative Ireland.

Please note that we may post your notification, with personally identifiable information redacted, to a clearinghouse. Please also note that you may be liable for damages (including costs and legal fees) if you materially misrepresent that an activity is infringing your copyright.

Providing Initiative Ireland with Counter-Notification:

If you feel that your material does not constitute infringement, you may provide Initiative Ireland with a counter notification by written communication to the attention of "Copyright Notification Dept." at team@initiativeIreland.ie that sets forth the information reasonably required by Initiative Ireland.

Please note that you may be liable for damages (including costs and legal fees) if you materially misrepresent that an activity is not infringing the copyrights of others. If you are uncertain whether an activity constitutes infringement, we recommended seeking advice of counsel.

Any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing or was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.

8. Intellectual Property Rights — Project Organizers & User Submissions

The Service provides you with the ability to upload docuemnts and content to the Site.

As a member, you represent and warrant that you have all necessary rights and licenses to submit and upload such Content to the Site, and to make it available in connection with the Service.

Initiative Ireland will not have any ownership rights in Content submitted by you. However, Initiative Ireland needs the following license to perform the Service, where information uploaded relates to a Property Development, inclusive of site images, promotional images, details.

You hereby grant to Initiative Ireland the worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, right to publish and host the Content that you submit in connection with the Service, as relates to such information.

The Service may provide users with the ability to add, create, upload, submit, distribute, collect, or post Content to the Site (collectively, the "User Submissions"). As a user, you represent and warrant that you have all necessary rights and licenses to submit and upload such User Submissions to the Site, and to make it available in connection with the Service.

Initiative Ireland will not have any ownership rights in such User Submissions. However, Initiative Ireland needs the following license to perform the Service. You hereby grant to Initiative Ireland the worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, right to publish and host such User Submissions that you submit in connection with the Service as is deemed necessary for the provision of the Service.

Initiative Ireland does not endorse and has no control over any Content or User Submission. Initiative Ireland cannot guarantee the authenticity of any data that users may provide about themselves, albeit we do endeavour to validate information as much as is reasonably possible.

You acknowledge that all Content and User Submissions accessed by you using the Service is at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss to any party resulting therefrom.

Initiative Ireland does not guarantee that any Content or User Submissions will be made available on the Site or through the Service. Initiative Ireland has no obligation to monitor the Site, Service, Content, or User Submissions. However, Initiative Ireland reserves the right to (i) remove, edit or modify any Content or User Submissions in its sole discretion, from the Site or Service at any time, without notice to you and for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such Content or if Initiative Ireland is concerned that you may have violated the Terms of Use), or for no reason at all and (ii) to remove or block any User Submissions from the Service.

9. Termination

Initiative Ireland may terminate your access to all or any part of the Service at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately, which may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with your membership. If you wish to terminate your account, you may do so by following the instructions on the Site. Any fees paid hereunder are non-refundable. All provisions of the Terms of Use which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

In the event of a conflict between the Terms of Use and the Terms of Business (as provided to each member) , the Terms of Business shall have priority.  

10. Warranty Disclaimer

As a registered Data Controller, Initiative Ireland shall take all reasonable care to validate, update and manage information and system access with care. Furthermore, significant care has been taken to develop procedures and safeguards to limit any potential misuse or loss arising from third party access to member accounts.

You acknowledge that despite this Initiative Ireland has limited control over, and no liability regarding: which users gain access to the Site; what Content you access via the Site; what effects the Content may have on you; how you may interpret or use the Content; or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content.

You release Initiative Ireland and our service partners from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Site. The Site may contain, or direct you to websites containing, information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate.

Initiative Ireland makes no representations concerning any Content contained in or accessed through the Site, and Initiative Ireland will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Site or the Service.

THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" AND IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS IMPLIED BY ANY COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE, ALL OF WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED.

INITIATIVE IRELAND, AND ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS AND CONTENT PROVIDERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT: (A) THE SERVICE WILL BE SECURE OR AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; (B) ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; (C) ANY CONTENT OR SOFTWARE AVAILABLE AT OR THROUGH THE SERVICE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; OR (D) THE RESULTS OF USING THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. INITIATIVE IRELAND MAKES NO GUARANTEE OF CONFIDENTIALITY OR PRIVACY OF ANY COMMUNICATION OR INFORMATION TRANSMITTED ON THE SITE OR ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO THE SITE.

Initiative Ireland will not be liable for the privacy of email addresses, registration and identification information, disk space, communications, confidential or trade-secret information, or any other Content stored on Initiative Ireland equipment, transmitted over networks accessed by the Site, or otherwise connected with your use of the Service.

11. Indemnification

You shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Initiative Ireland, its affiliates and each of its, and its affiliates' employees, contractors, directors, suppliers and representatives from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including reasonable legal' fees, that arise from or relate to your use or misuse of, or access to, the Site, Service, Content or otherwise from your User Submissions, violation of the Terms of Use, or infringement by you, or any third party using your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. Initiative Ireland reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will assist and cooperate with Initiative Ireland in asserting any available defenses.

12. Limitation of Liability

  1. Nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude or limit or restrict our duties and liabilities to you under any legislation.
  2. Although we have taken all reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the content of the website, we exclude any warranties, undertakings or representations (either express or implied) to the full extent permitted under applicable law, that the website or (including without limitation) all or any part of the content or materials, accuracy, availability or completeness of the content of the website or any part of the content or materials, are appropriate or available for use either in the Republic of Ireland or in other jurisdictions. If you use this website from other jurisdictions, you are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.
  3. We accept no liability however caused (to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law) arising out of the use of or access to this website (which includes without limitation) any errors or omissions contained in this website or if the website is unavailable and we shall not be liable for any direct or indirect losses arising from such issues.
  4. Access to and use of this website is at your own risk.  We do not warrant that the use of this website or any material downloaded from it will not cause damage to any property, or otherwise minimise or eliminate the inherent risks of the internet including but not limited to loss of data, computer virus infection, spyware, malicious software, trojans and worms. We accept no liability in respect of losses or damages arising out of changes made to the content of this website by unauthorised third parties.
  5. Notwithstanding the above: IN NO EVENT SHALL INITIATIVE IRELAND, NOR ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS, SUPPLIERS OR CONTENT PROVIDERS, BE LIABLE UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE (I) FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, DATA LOSS, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES (HOWEVER ARISING), (II) FOR ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE (REGARDLESS OF THE SOURCE OF ORIGINATION), OR (III) FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF (IN THE AGGREGATE) ONE-HUNDRED EURO (€100.00).

13. International

Accessing the Service is prohibited from territories where such Content is illegal. If you access the Service from other locations, you do so at your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

14. Electronic Delivery/Notice Policy and Your Consent

By using the Services, you consent to receive from Initiative Ireland all communications including notices, agreements, legally required disclosures or other information in connection with the Services (collectively, "Contract Notices") electronically. Initiative Ireland may provide such electronic Contract Notices by posting them on the Site. If you desire to withdraw your consent to receive Contract Notices electronically, it may cause the discontinue of your use of the INITIATIVE IRELAND Site and Services.

Should you require a physical copy of one of these Contract Notices, please contact us in the first instance at team@InitiativeIreland.ie

15. Governing Law

These Terms of Service (and any further rules, policies or guidelines incorporated by reference herein) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Ireland, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.

You agree that INITIATIVE IRELAND (and all Services) is deemed a passive website that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over Initiative Ireland or its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers or shareholders, either specific or general, in any jurisdiction other than the Republic of Ireland.

You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms, or your use or non-use of the Services, shall be filed only in the courts located in Ireland, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. You hereby irrevocably waive any right you may have to trial by jury in any such dispute, action or proceeding.

16. Integration and Severability

The Terms of Use are the entire agreement between you and INITIATIVE IRELAND with respect to the Service and use of the Site, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and INITIATIVE IRELAND with respect to the Site, excluding the Terms of Business as last provided to you, if you are a member.

If any provision of the Terms of Use is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms of Use will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder.

17. Miscellaneous

Initiative Ireland shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond Initiative Ireland's reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation (including "line-noise" interference).

The Terms of Use are personal to you, and are not assignable or transferable by you except with Initiative Ireland's prior written consent. Initiative Ireland may assign, transfer or delegate any of its rights and obligations hereunder without consent.

No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment relationship is created as a result of the Terms of Use and neither party has any authority of any kind to bind the other in any respect. All notices under the Terms of Use will be in writing and will be deemed to have been duly given when received, if personally delivered or sent by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested; when receipt is electronically confirmed, if transmitted by facsimile or e-mail; or the day after it is sent, if sent for next day delivery by recognized overnight delivery service.

[Version October 27, 2017]