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Terms & Conditions

WEBSITE TERMS OF USE

www.assay.ie

By accessing or using the www.assay.ie website (the “Site”), you acknowledge and agree to the disclaimers and terms and conditions (“Terms”) set forth below. Please ensure that you (referred to as the “User”, “you” or “your”) read these Terms with care. If you do not agree to these Terms, you should not use the Site. These Terms apply to your use of the Site which is operated and owned by The Goldsmiths Company of Dublin, established in 1637 as a Body Corporate under Royal Charter of Charles 1 and having its principal place of business at the Assay Office, Dublin Office, Dublin 2 (“the Company”, “We”, and/or “Us”). We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms at any time. You should check these Terms periodically for changes as by using the Site after we post any changes to these Terms, you are agreeing to accept those changes, whether or not you have reviewed them. By using the Site, whether as a guest or a registered user, you agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions just as if you had signed this agreement.

Certain areas of the Site are reserved for registered users. Additional terms will apply to those areas, such as specific terms for our specialised products or services that are available only to registered users which shall incorporate these Terms. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Site through your Internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

The footer contained at the end of this web page states when the last changes were made to these Terms.

ACCEPTABLE USE OF THE SITE

It is impossible to provide an exhaustive list of exactly what constitutes acceptable and unacceptable use of this Site. In general, we will not tolerate any use of the Site which damages or is likely to damage our reputation, the availability or integrity of the Site or which causes us or threatens to cause us to incur any legal, tax, regulatory or other liability. We therefore request you to treat our Site with respect, and not to use the Site for any illegal purpose, or in such a way as to infringe or breach other’s rights or to cause or threaten to cause us damage. We ask you to comply with any relevant notices, policies and terms imposed by third parties whose website, products or services you access through the Site. We also ask you to co-operate with any reasonable security or other checks or requests for information made by us from time to time and to comply with all instructions and policies from us from time to time in respect of the Site.

We reserve the right to suspend the use of the Site generally or block your access to any part of the Site and/or to suspend or terminate your rights to use the Site or any part of it if we suspect misuse. We shall then report any misuse of the Site to the relevant enforcement or other authorities and to our legal advisers. We further reserve the right to disclose your identity and any evidence we have which relates directly or indirectly to misuse of this Site. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Site will cease immediately.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Site, the server on which our Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Site make unauthorised alterations to the site by any means.

By breaching this provision, you may commit a criminal offence under the Criminal Damage Act 1991 and/or the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

You agree not to use the Site or cause or permit the Site to be used:

(a) to jeopardise or prejudice the operation, quality or integrity of the Site, or the operation, quality or integrity of any telecommunications network;
(b) to cause harm or distress to any persons using the Site;
(c) to harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent;
(d) for any commercial purpose including any direct marketing, surveys or contests, nor to use the Site to participate in or cause others to participate in sending chain letters, junk e-mail, spam, duplicative or unsolicited messages, advertising or promotional material;
(e) to distribute, download, upload or transmit any material which contains viruses, trojan horses, worms, or any other harmful or detrimental programs;
(f) to attack the Site via a denial-of-service attack; or
(g) contrary to the terms and conditions of any Internet Service Provider you may use.

You agree not to use the Site or cause or permit the Site to be used:

If any material on this Site, your use of this Site, or products advertised on this Site, is contrary to the laws of the jurisdiction in which you are located then this Site is not intended for your use and we ask that you do not use this Site. You are responsible for compliance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which you are located.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

All materials incorporated in or accessible through the Site, including, without limitation, text, data feeds, photographs, images, graphics, illustrations, logos, button icons, audio clips, video clips, software, and other content, and the compilation, collection, arrangement, and assembly thereof (including the look and feel of the Site), are protected by Irish and international copyright laws, and are owned, controlled or licensed by the Company, or by the original creators of such materials or their permitted licensors. All such rights are reserved. Such materials may be used only for viewing the Site in the ordinary course or as a resource for purchasing the Products offered through the Site or otherwise conducting a transaction with the Company through the Site. You must not use any part of the materials on the Site for commercial purposes without obtaining a license to do so from us or our licensors. You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from the Site for your personal reference. Any other use of such materials (including without limitation any price data) including any copying, reproduction, modification, sale, distribution, extraction, re-utilisation, transmission, republication, downloading, display, posting, performance, or other exploitation thereof by any means or medium without the prior written permission of the copyright owner is strictly prohibited. All trade marks on this Site, such as “The Goldsmiths’ Company of Dublin” or “The Company of Goldsmiths in Dublin” may not be used without our prior written permission. If you print off, copy or download any part of the Site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use the Site will cease immediately. You must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES

Use of this Site is free and we take steps to ensure it is available to all permitted users, including disabled users. We do not warrant that the Site will be continuously available, or that your use of the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that the Site and server will be free from attack.

THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY THE COMPANY ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE COMPANY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER THE COMPANY, NOR ANY OF OUR RESPECTIVE LICENSORS, LICENSEES, SERVICE PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR ANY FUNCTION CONTAINED IN THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE THE SITE AVAILABLE ARE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS INCORPORATED IN THE SITE OR ANY THIRD-PARTY SITE ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH PRODUCT, OFFERING, CONTENT OR MATERIAL.

Further, please note that no advice or information, obtained by you from our personnel or through this Site, other than in respect of the sale of a product, shall create any warranty not expressly provided for in these Terms.

These disclaimers apply to the fullest extent permitted by law.

ADVERTISING

Part of the Site may contain advertising and sponsorship. Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on the Site complies with international and national law. The Company will not be responsible for any error or inaccuracy in advertising materials.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

You expressly understand and agree that (to the fullest extent permitted by law) the Company shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, exemplary or punitive damages, or any other damages whatsoever, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits or contracts, income or revenue, goodwill, anticipated savings, data or other intangible losses (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages), arising out of, or resulting from: (a) the use or the inability to use the Site; (b) the use of any content or other material on the site or any website or websites linked to the Site; (c) unauthorised access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (d) statements or conduct of any third party on the Site; or (e) any other matter relating to the Site. This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, our liability pursuant to clause 14 of the Terms of Sale in the context of the sale of a Product, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Site, or with any of these Terms, your sole and exclusive remedy is the discontinuation of your use of this Site.

RELIANCE ON INFORMATION

OTHER THAN IN THE CONTEXT OF A SALE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE, COMMENTARY AND OTHER MATERIALS POSTED ON OUR SITE ARE NOT INTENDED TO AMOUNT TO ADVICE ON WHICH RELIANCE SHOULD BE PLACED. THE ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION ON THE SITE IS NOT GUARANTEED AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND THEREFORE THE COMPANY CANNOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS DAMAGE OR EXPENSE INCURRED UPON USING THE INFORMATION PROVIDED. WE THEREFORE DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY ARISING FROM ANY RELIANCE PLACED ON SUCH MATERIALS BY ANY VISITOR TO OUR SITE, OR BY ANYONE WHO MAY BE INFORMED OF ANY OF ITS CONTENTS.

LINKS

The Site may contain links to third party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by the Company of the content on such third party websites. The Company is not responsible for the content of linked third party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third party websites. If you decide to access linked third-party websites, you do so at your own risk and in accordance with the prevailing terms and conditions of such third party sites.

The Company generally welcomes the hyper-linking to the Site from other appropriate websites provided such links are to the Site’s homepage (and no deeper within the Site) and provided we give our consent to the establishment of such links. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the absolute right to refuse to consent to such links without giving reasons. Other than to the Site’s homepage, written permission is required for links to pages within the Site. Any links to the Site from another website must be presented in such a manner that the viewing of the Site is not impaired by framing or similar techniques that may impair the visitor’s user experience.

GOVERNING LAW

These Terms will be governed by, and construed and enforced in accordance with, the laws of Ireland (excluding Northern Ireland). You hereby unconditionally and irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Ireland (excluding Northern Ireland). Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

PRIVACY

We are committed to protecting your privacy and security. All personal data that we collect from you will be processed in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. You should review our Privacy & Cookie Policy, which is incorporated into these Terms by this reference and is available here.

In accessing this Site the User accepts that electronic mail passing over the Internet may not be free from interference by third parties. In consequence, the Company cannot guarantee the privacy or confidentiality of any information relating to the User passing over the Internet. The User shall be responsible for your communications to this Site, including its lawfulness, truthfulness and accuracy.

ADDITIONAL TERMS

These Terms (including the Privacy & Cookie Policy and, to the extent relevant the Terms of Sale) constitute the entire agreement between the Company and you with respect to your access to and use of the Site and any third-party site accessed through the Site.

If any provision of these terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Our failure to exercise or delay in exercising a right or remedy provided by these Terms or by law does not constitute a waiver of those or any other rights or remedies.

CONTACTING US

If for any reason you wish to contact us, we can be reached at: shop@assay.ie

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