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BUSINESS LISTINGS TERMS AND CONDITIONS

We ask that before you use our service you read these terms and conditions and any further terms contained within your confirmation of order.

By using www.publicsectordirect.org you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. By posting your classified profile / advertisement in Public Sector Direct, you agree that it is in compliance with our guidelines listed below.

We reserve the right to modify any profile / advertisement in violation of our guidelines order to prevent abuse and keep the content appropriate for our general audience. This includes people of all ages, races, religions, and nationalities. Therefore, all profiles / advertisements that are in violation of our guidelines are subject to being removed immediately and without prior notice.

By posting a profile / advertisement on our site, you agree to the following statement:

I agree that I will be solely responsible for the content of any classified profile / advertisement that I post on this website. I will not hold the owner of this website responsible for any losses or damages to myself or to others that may result directly or indirectly from any profile / advertisement that I post here.

By posting a profile / advertisement on our site, you further agree to the following guidelines:

1. No foul or otherwise inappropriate language will be tolerated. Profiles / advertisements in violation of this rule are subject to being removed immediately and without warning. If it was a paid profile / advertisement, no refund will be issued. 2. No racist, hateful, or otherwise offensive comments will be tolerated. 3. No profile / advertisement promoting activities that are illegal under the current laws of this state or country. 4. Any profile / advertisement that appears to be merely a test posting, a joke, or otherwise insincere or non-serious is subject to removal. 5. We reserve the ultimate discretion as to which profiles / advertisements, if any, are in violation of these guidelines. 6. You (the client) shall own the copyright for the content provided within your listing/ profile page and we hereby assign all such copyright to yourself. 7. www.publicsectordirect.org service may be interrupted at any time, for any period of time for reasons. You agree that we are not liable to you for any loss whether foreseeable or not, arising as a result of interruption to the Services.

www.publicsectordirect.org (we/us) reserve the right to revise these Terms of Use at any time without notice.  If you revisit this site subsequent to a revision of the Terms of Use, you agree to be bound by any changes.  If you find our Terms of Use to be unacceptable, do not use our website and immediately terminate your visit. You use www.publicsectordirect.org at your own risk.

Whilst we strive to provide accurate information, the articles and images published on www.publicsectordirect.org could include inaccuracies or errors.  We encourage you to confirm, compare, study and examine the information on www.publicsectordirect.org with other sources.

We reserve the right to modify the information contained on www.publicsectordirect.org without notice. Whilst we endeavour to update the information on www.publicsectordirect.org regularly, we make no commitment to update the information contained in this web site. The content on this website is published ‘as is’ without any kind of warranty, either expressed or implied.

www.publicsectordirect.org reserve the right to refuse to publish, or to edit, or to delete, any profile / advertisement at our sole discretion without the need to give any reason. The placing of any profile / advertisement is an acceptance of these terms of use.

1. By submitting your profile / advertisement online you are requesting that your profile / advertisement appears on www.publicsectordirect.org You are also confirming you have read, understood and agree to our terms and conditions. 2. The profile / advertisement will not appear until we have checked and approved your profile / advertisement copy. 3. We aim to check and publish all profiles / advertisements submitted within one working day. 4. Your profile / advertisement copy (text and images) must comply with the British Code of Advertising Standards Authority. 5. We are not able to verify the truthfulness of any statements made by you in your profile / advertisement copy. Accordingly, you shall be responsible for any losses, expenses or other costs incurred by us, which are caused by an untrue statement deliberately made or provided by you. 6. www.publicsectordirect.org local business classified listing service may be interrupted at any time, for any period of time for reasons. You agree that we are not liable to you for any loss whether foreseeable or not, arising as a result of interruption to the Services.

BUSINESS LISTINGS – CONTENT CHANGES

1. Once your profile / advertisement is accepted and published, you may amend your profile / advertisement at anytime by logging in to your control panel or calling your account manager and making the changes over the phone. No additional charges are raised for this service. 2. If requested we aim to make any alterations to profiles / advertisements within one working day of receipt of request for change. 3. If the goods or services you have for offer are no longer available, you should notify us immediately. Failure to do so may result in www.publicsectordirect.org rejecting future submissions.

BUSINESS LISTINGS – DISCLAIMER

Whilst www.publicsectordirect.org makes checks at a specific moment in time to ascertain whether an individual or business meets our guidelines we are unable to constantly check or monitor changes to an individual or business. It is your responsibility to check that specific information is correct. www.publicsectordirect.org will not be held accountable or liable for any decision or communication you make from our website to a specific individual or business. www.publicsectordirect.org is not responsible for or associated with any business or individual listed within our website, neither do we represent them, warrant their services or endorse their membership & or qualifications.

ADVERTISING TERMS & CONDITIONS

In these conditions, references to “we” or “us” or “our” are references to www.publicsectordirect.org and references to “you”, “your” or “partner” are references to the person, business or organisation ordering Services from us.

THE CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU AND US

www.publicsectordirect.org invites you to buy services from us. All orders submitted by you either over the telephone or via our online booking system will be subject to these conditions.

By submitting an order you are confirming you have read and understood our terms and conditions. You are also confirming that you accept these Terms & Conditions in their entirety and have entered into a binding contract.

The agreement is deemed to begin on the date we communicate our acceptance of your order for the service or services that you have engaged via purchase. The service (listing start date) is also deemed to commence on the agreement start date. we will not be able to make alterations to the type of service/advertising you have purchased and you will have no rights of cancellation for all or any parts of the Services.

PRICES

Our charges for any Services ordered by you will be the price for that Service when you submit your Order. All of our advertised prices are exclusive of VAT which will also be payable by you.

The charges for all of our Services are payable in advance by you. We clearly state which of our Services carry charges that are payable only once or on a renewal basis. If the product you have purchased is sold on a renewal basis you will be called prior to the renewal date to see if you wish to renew. We will not automatically renew your account or make further charges unless specifically instructed to do so.

The advertising payment will be taken on the day when you set up your account and confirmation will be emailed within 24 hours.

We are happy to accept payment for your subscription by credit card, debit card or direct bank transfer.

Privacy Policy We do not store credit card or any other payment details. We do not share customer details with any 3rd parties

THE SERVICES WE OFFER

The descriptions of our Services are on www.publicsectordirect.org and available from our Sales Team. Subject to our acceptance of your order, and your acceptance and compliance with these conditions, we will provide the services specified in your order using our reasonable skill and care at all times. We may use agents and/or sub-contractors to perform the services on our behalf.

We reserve the right to alter the design, facilities and functionality of any of our Services at any time without giving you prior notice. These changes will only be made in line with our endeavours to improve www.publicsectordirect.org and its services.

We may at any time change, replace or delete these conditions or include new terms.

CONTENT – GENERAL

Delivery Policy – We will endeavour to provide you with your finished profile page within 1 working day of your account setup, allowing for weekends. The same time scale will apply for any subsequent amendments.

You are responsible for ensuring that all material that you provide to us or ask us to obtain from your website or marketing material is accurate, decent, lawful, and honest. You agree that you will be responsible to us for any losses, costs or claims that we incur if you supply material to us which breaches this obligation.

If any material that you provide to us itself constitutes or incorporates in any intellectual property rights you represent and warrant to us that such material is either owned absolutely by you or that the owner of such intellectual property rights has given you permission to use them and to allow us to use them on your behalf.

If you breach any of your obligations, we reserve the right, at our discretion, to terminate the contract immediately without warning and without limit you agree to indemnify us against any costs, claims or expenses that we incur as a result.

All of the content displayed within www.publicsectordirect.org is provided and intended to be used for general information purposes only.

www.publicsectordirect.org and its directors shall have no liability for indirect or direct consequential damages which relate in any way to the information that is provided on our website. Furthermore we are not responsible or liable for any claim which may be made or for the information provided. An insert or entry within www.publicsectordirect.org does not in any way accredit or endorse the skills or qualifications of any businesses appearing within our listings.

Content, including, design, of www.publicsectordirect.org, is proprietary to us or our providers and is protected by copyright laws.  www.publicsectordirect.org is for your personal, non-commercial use. You may not reproduce, modify, copy, distribute, transmit, communicate, display, publish or use any material contained in www.publicsectordirect.org or our newsletters without our prior written permission or the permission of the relevant copyright owner. You may not use any of the information on www.publicsectordirect.org for commercial purposes.

THE PUBLIC SECTOR DIRECT RETURN ON INVESTMENT POLICY

If you tell us that at the very least you haven’t covered your partnership/advertising costs when due for contract renewal, we will renew your account without any costs incurred by you.

HEALTH CONTENT

The health content on www.publicsectordirect.org is not intended to be professional advice, treatment or diagnosis and must not be considered as a substitute for professional advice.  Always seek the advice of your qualified general practitioner if you have any concern about your health, regularly consult with them and seek their advice. www.publicsectordirect.org is not liable or responsible for any diagnosis which is made by a reader or user of our website based upon any of the content contained within our website.

We do not examine, determine or warrant the certification and/or licensing, competence or information of any professional or treatment facility listed in our directories. We rely on the professionals or the treatment facilities listed in our directories to provide accurate information and assume no responsibility for verifying the information provided.

Use of our directories to locate a practitioner or facility is wholly voluntary and, to the extent permitted by law, in no event will we or any of our agents be liable for damages to any user of our directories for the selection of a practitioner or facility or for the services provided by any practitioner or facility listed therein, or for any other loss or damage which may occur as a result thereof. We recommend that you check the certification and/or licensing of any practitioner or other health care provider with the applicable Membership Organisation or Governing Body.

OUR LIABILITY TO YOU

Our total liability to you for any reason is limited to the total amount of the charges that you have paid to us under this Contract.

We will endeavour to ensure that www.publicsectordirect.org and any other websites hosted us are available at all times, but you acknowledge that information technology systems can become unavailable or inaccessible.

YOUR LIABILITY TO US

You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold us harmless for all liability, claims, damages and costs, including reasonable legal expenses, arising out of or in connection with a breach by you of your obligations, representations and warranties in these Conditions.

NON SOLICITATION AND NON CANVASSING

It is strictly forbidden for partners to use our partner database for the purpose of canvassing, soliciting purposes. Any approaches to our site partners with a view to appropriating their  business or custom via direct or targeted behaviour is deemed to be in breach of the contract conditions and partnership agreements. If you breach this clause we reserve the right, at our discretion, to terminate the contract immediately without warning and without limit you agree to indemnify us against any costs, claims or expenses that we incur as a result.

ASSIGNMENT

You may not assign or try to assign or otherwise deal with any of your rights and obligations under the contract without our prior written consent. We may assign or sub-contract all or any of our rights and obligations under the contract to any third party.

GENERAL

We may on occasion give indulgence to you in respect of your obligations under the contract; this is entirely at our discretion and shall not operate as a waiver of any of our rights.

Any part of these conditions that is unenforceable or illegal will be severed from these conditions and will not affect the enforceability of the remaining provisions of these conditions.

We will not be liable to return any materials that you give us for the purpose of providing the services to you.

These conditions form the whole of the contract between us. They apply in place of any other terms or statements discussed between you and any of our representatives or sales people.

YOUR PERSONAL DATA

1. By submitting your profile / advertisement online you are requesting that your profile / advertisement appears on www.publicsectordirect.org 2. You are consenting to the publication of the data submitted and are aware that people worldwide with Internet access, can view your profile / advertisement and contact details. 3. By submitting your profile / advertisement you agree that we can send you e-mails concerning your profile / advertisement or www.publicsectordirect.org promotional offers as deemed appropriate in our sole discretion. You agree that you may from time to time receive offers from us by email, post or telephone. Please advise us if you wish to opt out of these communications be emailing us at info@publicsectordirect.org 4. We will not share your email or contact details with any 3rd parties.

LINKS AND ASSOCIATIONS

www.publicsectordirect.org contains links to other Web Sites which are completely independent of www.publicsectordirect.org. We make no representation or warranty as to the content or opinions contained in any such linked Web Site, and any link to another Web Site shall not in any manner be construed as an endorsement by us of that Web Site, or of the products or services described therein.

Users of www.publicsectordirect.org should not rely upon opinions expressed on www.publicsectordirect.org when making decisions of any kind. Additionally, we do not endorse the opinions of third parties expressed on linked Web Sites.

Your confidential use of www.publicsectordirect.org cannot be guaranteed by us. We shall not be responsible for any harm that you or any person may suffer as a result of a breach of confidentiality in respect to your use of this site.

Under no circumstances will we, our Directors, our Employees, Business Product and Service Suppliers, Successors or Assigns be liable to any party for any loss for any use of www.publicsectordirect.org, or use of any linked website.  The term ‘Loss’ includes without limitation, legal fees, lost profits or business interruption.

You are invited to link to www.publicsectordirect.org provided you discontinue providing a link to this site if instructed to do so by us.

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England as they apply to agreements made and solely performed therein. All disputes arising from these Terms of Use shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the Courts of England.

Amazon EU Associates Programme

Public Sector Direct is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk

ENGLISH LAW

These terms and conditions and the contract of which they form a part shall be governed by English law.

Our office can be contacted on 020 3637 0770. Our office address is – Kemp House, 152 City Road, City of London, EC1V 2NX

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