This website (Shetland News Classifieds, hereinafter ‘SN Classifieds’) is owned and operated by Shetland News Online Ltd. (hereinafter ‘Shetland News’ ‘we’, ‘us’, or ‘our’).
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:
As a condition of using or accessing SN Classifieds you agree that you will not:
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.
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:
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.
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:
When buying an item, you agree to comply with the Buying Rules and that:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.