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Hartlepool Residents Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions set out the agreement and relationship between Hartlepool Residents (may be referred to hereafter as ‘us’ ‘our’ or ‘we’) and the user, (hereafter may be referred to as ‘you’ or ‘your’), which in addition to our Privacy Policy shall form the entire agreement, by accepting these terms and conditions you are accepting the agreement. If you disagree with any part of the agreement please do not use our website.

1) the Hartlepool Residents website and its contents shall be available to be viewed by anyone (the viewer), participation as a registered person to access the services, all persons must be a minimum of 16 years old and have the legal capacity and authority to form contracts.

2) A viewer must be a registered member of the website to post news articles and leave comments.

3) All users are expected to contribute towards ensuring every ones experience of this website is safe, pleasant and hassle-free. We encourage users to report any miss-use of the website or a breech of this agreement and to settle any dispute amicably.

4) This agreement does not create a partnership, joint venture, agency, broker, employee, franchise, license or any other trading relationship between the parties.

5) Unless otherwise stated all transactions shall be in GBP

6) Unless otherwise stated, we own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. This includes, but is not limited to images, text, design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction, publishing, duplicating, copying or modifying is prohibited and all intellectual property rights are reserved.

7) Any images, text or other content published by a member are the Intellectual Property of the member and cannot be used, copied or published in any way without their express consent.

8) The design, layout, scheme or theme is subject to change without notice.

9) You must not use our website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity. 

10) You must not use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software. 

11) You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website. 

12) From time to time, we may include links to, or advertisements for other websites. These Links and Advertisements are included for your information and convenience; they do not signify or indicate our endorsement of the website or any information, goods or services which may be available within it. We have no responsibility or liability for the content of any Linked website. 

13) Where a users activities, whether by action or omission, are not consistent with the terms or spirit of this agreement, we may issue a warning notice. The notice will state the offending activities, what you need to do by way of correction or remedy and a timescale for compliance. 

14) In the interest of keeping users safe and we may use any method available to us, including technical and legal to prevent anyone who has had an account terminated for a breech of these terms from accessing and using our website. 

15) Whilst we will make all reasonable endeavours to maintain continuous and secure access to our website and its services, the operation and availability of the website and services may be interrupted or interfered with beyond our control and cannot give any warranties or guarantees nor shall we be liable in contract, tort or negligence in respect of your inability to access the website. 

16) Where any notice is required under this agreement, the notice should be in writing and served by email, registered delivery post or courier service, A notice shall be deemed as being served upon signed receipt of delivered or 12 hours after it is sent by email when the email has not been returned undelivered can be done via email.

Member Obligations

17) Hartlepool Residents cannot be held responsible for any news articles published by members of this website. Members are encouraged to submit evidence to back up any claims made in a news article. Where no evidence has been submitted to confirm a story Hartlepool Residents reserves the right not to publish said news article.

18) You must honour any payments for goods or services purchased within 30 days of the date published on the invoice.

19) In the event that you wish to exercise your right to cancel, you must follow the procedures within the timescale set. 

20) You accept risk for the goods upon their delivery to you. 

21) It is your responsibility to ensure the goods or services meet with your specific requirements but nothing within these terms shall reduce, prevent or otherwise interfere with any statutory right or claim you might have against a service.

Cancellation rights

22) Most services available within our website are subject to the Consumer Contracts (information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and the Buyer has a right to cancel the order within 14 days, prior to the work being completed, of the date on which the Buyer acquires, or a third party other than the carrier and indicated by the Buyer acquires physical possession of the goods. 

23) To exercise the right to cancel, the Buyer must inform Hartlepool Residents of their decision to cancel the contract by a clear and concise statement sent to them by post, or email (if using post it is recommended obtaining proof of posting).

24) The right to cancel is not available where the goods are personalised or have been made to your specifications.

25) We reserve the right to request payment for partial completion of any work that is canceled during the development process. Such fees will be discussed and arranged with the customer where necessary.

Liabilities and Indemnities 

26) Hartlepool Residents cannot be held liable for any claims, costs, losses or damages however cause, including equity, tort or statute arising out of the contract between the buyer and another user of the Hartlepool Residents website. If we are found liable to any person for any reason, our liability shall be limited to the amount paid for products or services.

Law and Jurisdiction 

27) A person or company who is not party to this Agreement shall not have any rights, benefits or obligations under this Agreement or any part of it, under the Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999. 

28) No forbearance, indulgence, relaxing, inaction or delay in either party enforcing performance, its contractual or legal rights shall prejudice, restrict or otherwise diversely affect the rights of that party to enforce its rights at a later date or later breach. 

29) If any provision of this agreement is, or shall become invalid or unenforceable in the opinion of a court of Law it shall in no way affect or diminish the remainder of the agreement and it shall remain valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by Law. Both parties shall seek and agree an alternative provision that is valid and enforceable and reflects the intent of the original term. 

30) This agreement is constructed and Governed in accordance with English Law, the courts of England and Wales have jurisdiction to adjudicate and provide determinations on any dispute arising from or in relation to these Terms and Conditions.

31) Hartlepool Residents employees shall remain impartial and a-political throughout their employment. Any discussions relating to their own political beliefs or opinions do not necessarily reflect the politicial beliefs or opinions of other Hartlepool Residents employess.