Definitions and Interpretation
means an account required for a User to access and/or use certain areas of Our Site, as detailed in Clause 4;
means any and all text, images, audio, video, scripts, code, software, databases and any other form of information capable of being stored on a computer that appears on, or forms part of, Our Site;
means a premium directory listing posted on Our Site by a User, in exchange for a fee, providing details of that User’s business;
means any business featured in a Paid Listing;
“Third Party Advertiser”
means a party responsible for Third Party Advertising displayed on Our Site;
“Third Party Advertising”
means advertising displayed on Our Site in addition to Paid Listings, as detailed in Clause 8;
means a user of Our Site; and
means Ironically Serious, a company registered in the United States of America
2. Information About Us
Our Site, www.Ironically Serious.com, is owned operated by Ironically Serious, a single entity in the Unites States.
3. Access to Our Site
1. Access to Our Site is free of charge.
2. It is your responsibility to make any and all arrangements necessary in order to access Our Site.
3. Access to Our Site is provided “as is” and on an “as available” basis. We may alter, suspend or discontinue Our Site (or any part of it) at any time and without notice. We will not be liable to you in any way if Our Site (or any part of it) is unavailable at any time and for any period.
1. Certain parts of Our Site (including the ability to purchase Paid Listings) may require an Account in order to access them.
You may not create an Account if you are under 18 years of age.
2. When creating an Account, the information you provide must be accurate and complete. If any of your information changes at a later date, it is your responsibility to ensure that your Account is kept up-to-date.
3. We [recommend] that you choose a strong password for your Account. It is your responsibility to keep your password safe. You must not share your Account with anyone else. If you believe your Account is being used without your permission, please contact Us immediately at hello@IronicallySerious.com. We will not be liable for any unauthorized use of your Account.
4. Any personal information provided in your Account will be collected, used, and held in accordance with your rights and Our obligations under the law, as set out in Clause 17.
5. If you wish to close your Account, you may do so at any time. Closing your Account will result in the removal of your information. Closing your Account will also remove access to any areas of Our Site requiring an Account for access.
If you close and delete your Account, any paid Listing(s) you have purchased for Our Site will also be deleted at the end of your paid subscription term.
5. Intellectual Property Rights
1. With the exception of Paid Listings, all Content included on Our Site and the copyright and other intellectual property rights subsisting in that Content, unless specifically labelled otherwise, belongs to or has been licensed by Us. All Content (including that in Paid Listings) is protected by applicable United States of America and international intellectual property laws and treaties.
2. Subject to sub-Clause[s] 5.3 and 5.6 you may not reproduce, copy, distribute, sell, rent, sub-licence, store, or in any other manner re-use Content from Our Site unless given express written permission to do so by Us.
3. You may:
a. Access, view and use Our Site in a web browser (including any web browsing capability built into other types of software or app);
b. Download Our Site (or any part of it) for caching;
c. Print [one copy of any] page(s) from Our Site;
d. Download extracts from pages on Our Site; and
e. Save pages from Our Site for later and/or offline viewing.
4. Our status as the owner and author of the Content on Our Site (or that of identified licensors, as appropriate) must always be acknowledged.
5. You may not use any Content printed, saved or downloaded from Our Site for commercial purposes without first obtaining a license from Us (or Our licensors, as appropriate) to do so. This does not prohibit the normal access, viewing and use of Our Site for general information purposes whether by business users or consumers.
6. Links to Our Site
1. You may link to Our Site provided that:
a. you do so in a fair and legal manner;
b. you do not do so in a manner that suggests any form of association, endorsement or approval on Our part where none exists;
c. you do not use any logos or trademarks displayed on Our Site without Our express written permission; and
d. you do not do so in a way that is calculated to damage Our reputation or to take unfair advantage of it.
2. You may not link to Our Site from any other site the main content of which contains material that:
a. [is sexually explicit];
b. is obscene, deliberately offensive, hateful or otherwise inflammatory;
c. promotes violence;
d. promotes or assists in any form of unlawful activity;
e. discriminates against, or is in any way defamatory of, any person, group or class of persons, race, gender, religion, nationality, f. disability, sexual orientation, or age;
g. is intended or is otherwise likely to threaten, harass, annoy, alarm, inconvenience, upset, or embarrass another person;
h. is calculated or is otherwise likely to deceive another person;
i. is intended or is otherwise likely to infringe (or to threaten to infringe) another person’s privacy;
j. misleadingly impersonates any person or otherwise misrepresents the identity or affiliation of a particular person in a way that k. is calculated to deceive (obvious parodies are not included in this definition provided that they do not fall within any of the other provisions of this sub-Clause 6.4);
l. implies any form of affiliation with Us where none exists;
m. infringes, or assists in the infringement of, the intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to, copyright, trade marks and database rights) of any other party; or
n. is made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party including, but not limited to, contractual duties and duties of confidence.
[The content restrictions in sub-Clause 6.2 do not apply to content submitted to sites by other users provided that the primary purpose of the site accords with the provisions of sub-Clause 6.2. You are not, for example, prohibited from posting links on general-purpose social networking sites merely because another user may post such content. You are, however, prohibited from posting links on websites which focus on or encourage the submission of such content from users.
7. Links to Other Sites
Links to other sites may be included on Our Site. Unless expressly stated, these sites are not under Our control. We neither assume nor accept responsibility or liability for the content of third party sites. The inclusion of a link to another site on Our Site is for information only and does not imply any endorsement of the sites themselves or of those in control of them.
1. We may feature Third Party Advertising on Our Site and We reserve the right to display Third Party Advertising on the same page as any content from any User.
2. You agree that you will not attempt to remove or hide any Third Party Advertising using HTML/CSS or by any other method.
3. We are not responsible for the content of any Third Party Advertising on Our Site. Each Third Party Advertiser is responsible for the content of their own Third Party Advertising material. We will not be responsible for any Third Party Advertising on Our Site including, but not limited to, any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions.
9. Disclaimers and Legal Rights
1. Nothing on Our Site constitutes advice on which you should rely. It is provided for general information purposes only. Professional or specialist advice should always be sought before taking any action relating to the recommended businesses and information accessed on the Dream Team Directory or on the basis of any information provided on Our Site.
2. Insofar as is permitted by law, We make no representation, warranty, or guarantee that Our Site will meet your requirements, that it will not infringe the rights of third parties, that it will be compatible with all software and hardware, or that it will be secure. If, as a result of Our failure to exercise reasonable care and skill, any digital content from Our Site damages your device or other digital content belonging to you, if you are a consumer, you may be entitled to certain legal remedies. For more details concerning your rights and remedies as a consumer, please contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau or Trading Standards Office.
3. We make reasonable efforts to ensure that Our Content on Our Site is complete, accurate, and up-to-date. We do not, however, make any representations, warranties or guarantees (whether express or implied) that the Content is complete, accurate, or up-to-date.
4. We are not responsible for the content or accuracy of, or for any opinions, views, or values expressed by the user in our Paid Listings. Any such opinions, views, or values are those of the relevant listing and do not reflect Our opinions, views, or values in any way. We have no control over, nor any involvement in, the content and actions of paid Listings, and We accept no responsibility for any actions taken, or for any products or services provided by, any Listed Business.
10. Our Liability
1. The provisions of this Clause 10 apply only to the use of Our Site but not to Paid Listings, which are governed separately by Our Terms of Sale <<insert link to Terms of Sale>>. Limitations and exclusions stated to apply to Content in this Clause 10 may not apply to Paid Listings.
2. To the fullest extent permissible by law, We accept no liability to any User for any loss or damage, whether foreseeable or otherwise, in contract, tort (including negligence), for breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with the use of (or inability to use) Our Site or the use of or reliance upon any Content included on Our Site.
3. To the fullest extent permissible by law, We exclude all representations, warranties, and guarantees (whether express or implied) that may apply to Our Site or any Content included on Our Site.
4. If you are a business user, We accept no liability for loss of profits, sales, business or revenue; loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; loss of anticipated savings; business interruption; or for any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
5. We exercise all reasonable skill and care to ensure that Our Site is free from viruses and other malware. However, subject to sub-Clause 10.2, We accept no liability for any loss or damage resulting from a virus or other malware, a distributed denial of service attack, or other harmful material or event that may adversely affect your hardware, software, data or other material that occurs as a result of your use of Our Site (including the downloading of any Content from it) or any other site referred to on Our Site.
6. We neither assume nor accept responsibility or liability arising out of any disruption or non-availability of Our Site resulting from external causes including, but not limited to, ISP equipment failure, host equipment failure, communications network failure, natural events, acts of war, or legal restrictions and censorship.
11. Viruses, Malware and Security
1. We exercise all reasonable skill and care to ensure that Our Site is secure and free from viruses and other malware. We do not, however, guarantee that Our Site is secure or free from viruses or other malware and accept no liability in respect of the same, as detailed in sub-Clause 10.5.
2. You are responsible for protecting your hardware, software, data and other material from viruses, malware, and other internet security risks.
3. You must not deliberately introduce viruses or other malware, or any other material which is malicious or technologically harmful either to or via Our Site.
4. You must not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any part of Our Site, the server on which Our Site is stored, or any other server, computer, or database connected to Our Site.
5. You must not attack Our Site by means of a denial of service attack, a distributed denial of service attack, or by any other means.
6. By breaching the provisions of sub-Clauses 11.3 to 11.5, you may be committing a criminal offense under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. Any and all such breaches will be reported to the relevant law enforcement authorities and We will cooperate fully with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. Your right to use Our Site will cease immediately in the event of such a breach.
12. Acceptable Usage Policy
1. You may only use Our Site in a manner that is lawful and that complies with the provisions of this Clause 12. Specifically:
a. you must ensure that you comply fully with any and all local, national or international laws and/or regulations;
b. you must not use Our Site in any way, or for any purpose, that is unlawful or fraudulent;
c. you must not use Our Site to knowingly send, upload, or in any other way transmit data that contains any form of virus or other malware, or any other code designed to adversely affect computer hardware, software, or data of any kind; and
d. you must not use Our Site in any way, or for any purpose, that is intended to harm any person or persons in any way.
2. When communicating in any way using Our Site, you must not communicate or otherwise do anything that:
a. is sexually explicit;
b. is obscene, deliberately offensive, hateful or otherwise inflammatory;
c. promotes violence;
d. promotes or assists in any form of unlawful activity;
e. discriminates against, or is in any way defamatory of, any person, group or class of persons, race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
e. is intended or otherwise likely to threaten, harass, annoy, alarm, inconvenience, upset, or embarrass another person;
f. is calculated or is otherwise likely to deceive [(including any unsubstantiated or unsupportable claims or comparisons concerning the Listed Business or any other business or person)];
g. is intended or otherwise likely to infringe (or threaten to infringe) another person’s right to privacy or otherwise uses their personal data in a way that you do not have a right to;
h. misleadingly impersonates any person or otherwise misrepresents your identity or affiliation in a way that is calculated to deceive (obvious parodies are not included within this definition provided that they do not fall within any of the other provisions of this sub-Clause 12.2);
h. implies any form of affiliation with Us where none exists;
i. infringes, or assists in the infringement of, the intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to, copyright, patents, trade marks and database rights) of any other party; or
j. is in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party including, but not limited to, contractual duties and duties of confidence.
a. suspend or remove any Paid Listing(s) you may have (Please refer to Our Terms of Sale);
b. issue you with a written warning;
c. take legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of any and all relevant costs on an indemnity basis resulting from your breach;
d. take further legal action against you as appropriate;
e. disclose such information to law enforcement authorities as required or as We deem reasonably necessary; and/or
any other actions which We deem reasonably appropriate (and lawful).
13. Privacy and Cookies
15. Contacting Us
To contact Us, please email Us at firstname.lastname@example.org or using any of the methods provided on Our contact page here.
16. Communications from Us
2. We will never send you marketing emails of any kind without your express consent. If you do give such consent, you may opt out at any time. Any and all marketing emails sent by Us include an unsubscribe link.
3. For questions or complaints about communications from Us (including, but not limited to marketing emails), please contact Us at email@example.com
17. How We Use Your Personal Information (Data Protection)
18. Law and Jurisdiction
1. These Terms and Conditions, and the relationship between you and Us (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the law of Fort Bend County, Texas in the United States of America.
2. If you are a consumer, you will benefit from any mandatory provisions of the law in your country of residence. Nothing in Sub-Clause 18.1 above takes away or reduces your rights as a consumer to rely on those provisions.
2. If you are a consumer, any dispute, controversy, proceedings or claim between you and Us relating to these Terms and Conditions, or the relationship between you and Us (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England, Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland, as determined by your residency.
3. If you are a business, any disputes concerning these Terms and Conditions, the relationship between you and Us, or any matters arising therefrom or associated therewith (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Fort Bend County Texas.