Terms & Conditions for Vendors

General:

You must be 18 years of age or older or you will not be able to enter into a legally binding contract to sell on SaveLocal.co.uk. If you register membership as a business [as a sole trader or partnership] on SaveLocal.co.uk you must guarantee that you personally have the authority of the business to agree to the terms of use. These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

Behaviour:

You must not use SaveLocal.co.uk for any illegal or unauthorised purpose, and you agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content such as libel law, and must comply with all local jurisdiction.
You must not breach any laws, sell any counterfeit items or otherwise infringe the copyright, trade mark or other rights of third parties.
You must not threaten, intimidate, harass or otherwise abuse any other SaveLocal.co.uk user.
You are responsible for maintaining that the content you submit is your own and is not owned by others.
You are solely responsible for your behaviour and conduct on SaveLocal.co.uk including use of all content and data including images [graphics and photos], audio and video clips, links and text that you post to the SaveLocal.co.uk website.
You must not modify, adapt, or ‘hack’ SaveLocal.co.uk or seek to create another website or communication to users that implies it is associated with SaveLocal.co.uk.
You must not produce unwanted communications to other users of SaveLocal.co.uk.
You are responsible for keeping your password secure.
You must not transmit or seek to transmit any viruses or any code that seeks to alter the behaviour of the SaveLocal.co.uk website or that is in any way destructive.

Liability

Under no circumstances will SaveLocal.co.uk be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of SaveLocal.co.uk regardless of the form of action.

Content and Copyright

You [“the Vendor”] in using SaveLocal.co.uk allow SaveLocal.co.uk the right to re-use, edit, modify, re-purpose and re-publish the content. “You” retain rights over copyright of all such content yet provide a license for SaveLocal.co.uk to use this content both on and offline.
You must not post, list or upload false, inaccurate, misleading or defamatory content (including personal information).
You must not copy, modify, or distribute SaveLocal.co.uk’s copyrighted works or trademarks, or other content from the Site, without our express consent.
SaveLocal.co.uk may change or remove content (“content” includes, for example, items, item descriptions, and other information on the site) and accounts containing content that SaveLocal.co.uk determines to be unlawful, offensive, threatening, libellous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property, the Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy or other policy documents and community guidelines.
By submitting your content you grant SaveLocal.co.uk a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your contribution worldwide and/or to incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution, and in accordance with privacy restrictions set out in SaveLocal.co.uk’s Privacy Policy. This will enable us to reproduce your work for the purposes of marketing the service and your work [for example: ‘adverts’; blog posts; printed and web related marketing material; books etc.]. 
Your content must be your own original work which you have the right to make available and is not defamatory, does not infringe any law and you must indemnify SaveLocal.co.uk against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by SaveLocal.co.uk as a result of your breach of the above warranty.

Data and Privacy

You must not collect information about users, including email addresses, without their express consent.
You must not solicit for new business on SaveLocal.co.uk or use it to send unsolicited communications except to ask or inform others about SaveLocal.co.uk business. Any such action will result in your account being deleted and possible action taken with your company or ISP (internet service provider).

Changes to the Service

SaveLocal.co.uk retains the right to terminate or change the service for any reason at any time without notice.
SaveLocal.co.uk retains the right to modify the Terms of Use at any time. SaveLocal.co.uk will inform registered users of any changes to the Terms of Use.
SaveLocal.co.uk retains the right to refuse service to anyone at any time and to terminate accounts if in breach of the Terms of Use.

Marketing and Linking

You shall not link out from SaveLocal.co.uk to your own shop, website or other selling platform. SaveLocal.co.uk is to be primarily used as a platform for selling and not as a lead generator / marketing platform for your own website or other services and platforms.

Sales Policy 

General

The sales contract is between each individual Seller and the Buyer. SaveLocal.co.uk provides a service to facilitate that contract but is not responsible for it or its fulfilment.

Selling

All Sellers agree to abide by the Consumer Contracts Regulations:
 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2013/3134/contents/made 

This legislation protects the consumer when buying over the internet or by mail order and applies to all member states of the EU.

SaveLocal.co.uk aims to make it easy for Sellers to comply with this legislation and consumer law, however, all compliance is the responsibility of the seller.

If you break the above terms then your account will be suspended and possibly terminated. SaveLocal.co.uk seeks to promote legal activity and well-behaved conduct on its site however, you understand and agree in using the site that SaveLocal.co.uk is a ‘place’ and is not responsible for the content posted on the site and that you may be exposed to content and behaviour that contravenes the above Terms and as such you use SaveLocal.co.uk at your own risk.

Legal Information: what sellers need to comply with

SaveLocal.co.uk is a platform for people/businesses to sell to buyers. The legal contract for the purposes of any transaction between a buyer and a seller rests with the buyer and the seller and not SaveLocal.co.uk. 

This article sets out the key things you need to know and do as a seller to comply with UK law.

Compliance with the Consumer Contracts (previously Distance Selling) Regulations

Some of the key requirements for sellers are set out in the Consumer Contracts Regulations (previously the Distance Selling Regulations). This legislation sets out the legal requirements for distance selling and selling online. As a Seller on SaveLocal.co.uk you are legally bound by these regulations which form part of the legal rights of the consumer.

As a Seller on SaveLocal.co.uk you agree to comply with relevant UK law by:
  • Stating your business address (even if this is your home address). This information is provided in the email to the buyer so you should make sure you have added your address on your shop set up / edit screen (via your dashboard). The buyer has a legal right to this information and it is not optional. If you don’t provide it you are trading illegally.

Further information:

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