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This website (Shetland News Classifieds, hereinafter ‘SN Classifieds’) is owned and operated by Shetland News LLP (hereinafter ‘Shetland News’ ‘we’, ‘us’, or ‘our’).

Introduction

The User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy on our site set the terms on which Shetland News offers you access to and use of our site and services. All policies are incorporated into this User Agreement. You agree to comply with all of the above when accessing or using our services.

About Us

SN Classifieds  is a marketplace that allows users to sell and buy items (excluding Prohibited and Restricted Items) in a variety of categories.

Shetland News does not have possession of anything listed or sold through SN Classifieds, and is not involved in the actual transaction between buyers and sellers. The contract for the sale is directly between buyer and seller. SN Classifieds is not a traditional classifieds.

Shetland News does not review users' listings or content. While we may help facilitate the resolution of disputes through various programmes, Shetland News has no control over and does not guarantee:

  • the existence, quality, safety or legality of items advertised;
  • the truth or accuracy of users’ content or listings;
  • the ability of sellers to sell items;
  • the ability of buyers to pay for items; or
  • that a buyer or seller will actually complete a transaction or return an item.

Using SN Classifieds

As a condition of using or accessing SN Classifieds you agree that you will not:

  • violate any laws;
  • violate the Listing Policy;
  • post any threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene or indecent material;
  • post or otherwise communicate any false or misleading material or message of any kind;
  • infringe any third-party right;
  • distribute spam, chain letters, or promote pyramid schemes;
  • distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm SN Classifieds or the interests or property of SN Classifieds users;
  • impose or contribute to imposing an unreasonable load on our infrastructure or interfere with the proper working of SN Classifieds;
  • copy, modify, or distribute any other person's content without their consent;
  • use any robot spider, scraper or other automated means to access SN Classifieds and collect content for any purpose without our express written permission;
  • harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses, without their consent;
  • copy, modify or distribute rights or content from the SN Classifieds site and services or Shetland News copyrights and trademarks;
  • harvest or otherwise collect information about users, including email addresses, without their consent;
  • bypass measures used to prevent or restrict access to SN Classifieds;
  • sell any counterfeit items or otherwise infringe the copyright, trademark or other rights of third parties.

You are solely responsible for all information that you submit to SN Classifieds and any consequences that may result from your listing. We reserve the right at our discretion to refuse or delete content that we believe is inappropriate or breaching the above terms. We also reserve the right at our discretion to restrict a user's usage of SN Classifieds either temporarily or permanently, or refuse a user's registration. If we believe that you are breaching these conditions in any way and/or behaving suspiciously on the SN Classifieds site or services, we may, at our discretion, inform other SN Classifieds users that have been in contact with you and recommend that they exercise caution.

If you are registering and trading with SN Classifieds as a business, you must comply with all applicable laws relating to online trading (please see Listing Policy for more information on the legal requirements for selling in the United Kingdom).

You agree that we will commence supplying our services to you as soon as you accept this User Agreement. You can cancel this User Agreement under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013. We may cancel unconfirmed accounts or accounts that have been inactive for a long time or modify or discontinue our services.

Abusing SN Classifieds

SN Classifieds and the SN Classifieds community work together to keep the SN Classifieds site and services working properly and the community safe. Please report problems, offensive content and policy breaches to us using the Reporting system or Contact page.

Without limiting other remedies, we may issue warnings, limit, suspend or terminate your user account(s), restrict or prohibit access to, and your activities on, our services, remove or demote listings, remove hosted content and take technical and legal steps to keep you from using our services if:

  • we think that you are creating problems or possible legal liabilities;
  • we think that such restrictions will improve the security of the SN Classifieds community or reduce our or another SN Classifieds user's exposure to financial liabilities;
  • we think that you are infringing the rights of third parties;
  • we think that you are acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this User Agreement or our
  • policies or abuse our employees or users; or
  • despite our reasonable endeavours, we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us;

However, whether we decide to take any of these steps, we do not have any obligation to monitor the information transmitted or stored on our site and services and we do not accept any liability for unauthorised or unlawful content on SN Classifieds or use of SN Classifieds by users.

Fees and Services

Using SN Classifieds is generally free, but we charge a fee for certain services. The fees we charge for using our services are listed on our Fees page. If the service you use incurs a fee, you'll be able to review and accept terms that will be clearly disclosed before completing the listing. We'll notify you of changes to our fee policy by posting such changes on SN Classifieds site. We may choose to temporarily change our fees for promotional events or new services; these changes are effective when we announce the promotional event or new service.

You acknowledge that your listing may be deleted from the SN Classifieds sites and services if it’s found to be in breach of the Listing Policy, directly or indirectly. In case you paid a fee for the display of a listing, you may be entitled to a refund of such fee. However, we reserve the right not to refund the SN Classifieds users for any fees paid through use of our sites and services in the following cases:

  • If you breach, in our opinion, these conditions, which include, without limitation, the Listing Policy;
  • If your ads went live with exposure on the SN Classifieds sites and services, even for a limited time, and that they benefited from the service associated with the paid fee;
  • If your listing has been published by you;
  • If you have removed your listing yourself;
  • If you publish duplicate listings as defined in our conditions regarding Duplicate Rules;
  • If we believe that your ads are in a significantly wrong category;
  • Please note that the above list is not exhaustive. Contact SN Classifieds on the Contact page for more details on the cases in which you may, or may not, be entitled to a refund of such fees.

All electronic financial transactions are handled through our payment services providers, Stripe or PayPal. You can review the provider's Terms of Use at www.stripe.com and www.paypal.co.uk. Processing payments you make via our website, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds are to be managed within the service provider you used for that payment.

Listing Conditions

When listing an item, you agree to comply with the Listing Policy and Selling Rules and that:

  • you are responsible for the accuracy, content and legality of the item listed and agree to list in accordance with the Prohibited and Restricted Items;
  • content that violates any of SN Classifieds policies may be deleted at the discretion of Shetland News;
  • where your listing appears in search and browse results may be based on certain factors such as listing format, title, expiry date and price. Get help to find a listing you've posted on the Help page;
  • URL links and Meta-tags that are included in a listing will be altered or removed so it doesn’t affect third party search engine results;
  • some optional features will vary in SN Classifieds services based on the selected service.

Purchase Conditions

When buying an item, you agree to comply with the Buying Rules and that:

  • Shetland News is not involved in the actual transaction between buyers and sellers. The contract for the sale is directly between buyer and seller. SN Classifieds is a site and service designed to aid buyers and sellers post and request item listings.
  • you are responsible for reading the full item listing before committing to buy an item;
  • viewing the item prior to purchase is highly recommended;

Content

SN Classifieds contains content from us, you, and other users. SN Classifieds is protected by copyright laws. Content displayed on or via SN Classifieds is protected as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to copyrights laws and international conventions. You agree not to copy, distribute or modify content from SN Classifieds without our express written consent. You may not disassemble or decompile, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover any source code contained in SN Classifieds. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree not to reproduce, copy, sell, resell, or exploit for any purposes any aspect of SN Classifieds (other than your own content). When you give us content, you grant us and represent that you have the right to grant us, a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise any and all copyright, publicity, trademarks, design, database and intellectual property rights to that content, in any media whether now know or to be discovered in the future and on all other sites and services part of the Shetland News community and SN Classifieds site. In addition, you waive all moral rights you have in the content to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Liability

We try to keep SN Classifieds and its services safe, secure, and functioning properly, but we cannot guarantee continuous, error-free or secure access to our services or that defects in the service will be corrected. While we will use reasonable efforts to maintain an uninterrupted service, we cannot guarantee this and we do not give any promises or warranties (whether express or implied) about the operation and availability of our sites and services. Such functionality is subject to delays beyond Shetland News control.

Private and business users alike that experience loss of data, profits, revenue, business, opportunity, reputation or for any losses which are not reasonably foreseeable by us arising, directly or indirectly from:

  • your use of or your inability to use our services;
  • delays or disruptions in our services;
  • viruses or other malicious software obtained by accessing, or linking to, our services;
  • glitches, bugs, errors, or inaccuracies of any kind in our services;
  • damage to your hardware device from the use of any SN Classifieds site or service;
  • the content, actions, or inactions of third parties, including items listed using our services or the destruction of allegedly fake items;
  • a suspension or other action taken with respect to your account or breach of the Abusing SN Classifieds section;
  • the duration or manner in which your listings appear in search results as set out in the Listing Policy; or
  • your need to modify practices, content, or behaviour or your loss of or inability to do business, as a result of changes to this User Agreement or our policies.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of warranties or exclusion of damages, so such disclaimers and exclusions may not apply to you. This is especially so if you are a consumer.

You accept sole responsibility for the legality of your actions under laws applying to you and the legality of any items you list on any of our sites.

Shetland News cannot and does not confirm, and is not responsible for ensuring, the accuracy or truthfulness of users' purported identities or the validity of the information which they provide to us or listing(s) on our sites.

Nothing in this User Agreement shall limit or exclude our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, or for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or the negligence of our agents or employees. You agree not to hold us responsible for things other users post or do.

We do not review users' listings and are not involved in the actual transactions between users. As most of the content on SN Classifieds comes from other users, we do not guarantee the accuracy of postings or user communications or the quality, safety, or legality of what's offered.

In no event do we accept liability of any description for the posting of any unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene or indecent information, or material of any kind which violates or infringes upon the rights of any other person, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable law.

Third Party Rights

A person who is not a party to this Agreement has no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of this User Agreement but this does not affect any right or remedy of a third party specified in this Agreement or which exists or is available apart from that Act.

Release

If you have a dispute with one or more SN Classifieds users, you release us (and our partners and employees) from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known or unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

Personal Information

By using SN Classifieds site and services, you agree to the collection, transfer, storage and use of your personal information by Shetland News on servers located in the United Kingdom as further described in our Privacy Policy. You also agree to receive marketing communications from us unless you tell us that you prefer not receive such communications.

Legal Disputes

If a dispute arises between you and SN Classifieds, we strongly encourage you to first contact us directly to seek a resolution by contacting us via the Contact page. We will consider reasonable requests to resolve the dispute through alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation or arbitration, as alternatives to litigation. Any claim, dispute or matter arising under or in connection with this User Agreement shall be governed and construed in all respects by the laws of Scotland. You and Shetland News both agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts.

In simple terms, "non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts" means that if you were able to bring a claim arising from or in connection with this User Agreement against us in Court, an acceptable court would be a court located in Scotland, but you may also elect to bring a claim in the court of another country instead. Scottish law will apply in all cases.

General

This User Agreement and the other policies posted on SN Classifieds constitute the entire agreement between Shetland News and you, superseding any prior agreements. No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.

This Agreement shall be governed and construed in all respects by the laws of Scotland. You agree that any claim or dispute you may have against Shetland News must be resolved by the courts of Scotland. You and Shetland News both agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts.

If we don't enforce any particular provision, we are not waiving our right to do so later. If a court strikes down any of these terms, the remaining terms will survive. We may automatically assign this agreement in our sole discretion in accordance with the notice provision below.

Except for notices relating to illegal or infringing content, your notices to us must be sent by registered mail to The Knowes, Lunning, Vidlin, Shetland, United Kingdom, ZE2 9QB. We will send notices to you via the email address you provide, or by registered mail. Notices sent by registered mail will be deemed received five days following the date of mailing.

We may update this agreement at any time, with updates taking effect when you next post or 30 days after we post the updated policy on the SN Classifieds site, whichever is sooner. No other amendment to this agreement will be effective unless made in writing, signed by users and by us.

For any help with using SN Classifieds please see the Help page.