Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions are the contract between you and Switchingrooms (“us”, “we”, etc). By visiting or using Our Website, you agree to be bound by them.
Switchingrooms is a trade name of Switchingrooms, a company incorporated in the Republic of Ireland, whose registered office is at 6 Ballybuck,Kinvara,Galway.
Under 18 years? Sorry, but we deal only with people who are legally able to enter into a binding contract. Please ask someone over 18 to buy Service on your behalf.
Please read this agreement carefully and save it. If you do not agree with it, you should leave Our Website and stop using the site or the Services immediately.
These are the agreed terms
In this agreement, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings, unless the context requires otherwise:
means the textual, visual or aural content that is encountered as part of your experience on Our Website. It may include, among other things: text, images, sounds, videos and animations. It includes content Posted by you.
means any service we provide, whether through Our Website or otherwise. It includes the membership service we provide as set out on Our Website and in this contract.
means display, exhibit, publish, distribute, transmit and/or disclose information, Content and/or other material on Our Website, and the phrases “Posted” and “Posting” shall be interpreted accordingly.
means all of the services available from Our Website, whether free or charged.
means any website or service designed for electronic access by mobile or fixed devices which is owned or operated by us , It includes all web pages controlled by us
‘Relevant Jurisdiction” means the republic of ireland
2. Our contract
2.1 These terms and conditions regulate the business relationship between you and us. By buying Switchingrooms Membership or using Our Website free of charge, you agree to be bound by them.
2.2 We do not offer the Services in all countries. We may refuse to provide the Services if you live in a country we do not serve.
2.3 In entering into this contract you have not relied on any representation or information from any source except the definition and explanation of the Services given on Our Website.
2.4 Subject to these terms and conditions, we agree to provide to you some or all of the Services described on Our Website at the prices we charge from time to time.
2.5 Our contract with you and licence to you last from date of purchase until the first of May each year.,members joining using a 2016 voucher, will have their membership expire on May 1st 2017. Any continuation by us or by you after the expiry of one year is a new contract under the terms then posted on Our Website. Your continued use of our Services after that shall be deemed acceptance by you of the changed Service, system and/or terms.
2.6 The contract between us comes into existence when we receive payment from you for membership.
2.7 If we give you free access to a Service or feature on Our Website which is normally a charged feature, and that Service or feature is usually subject to additional contractual terms, you now agree that you will abide by those terms.
2.8 We may change this agreement in any way at any time. The version applicable to your contract is the version which was posted on Our Website at the time that the contract was made.
3. Your account and personal information
3.1 When you visit Our Website, you accept responsibility for any action done by any person in your name or under your account or password. You should take all necessary steps to ensure that the password is kept confidential and secure and should inform us immediately if you have any reason to believe that your password has become known to anyone else, or if the password is being, or is likely to be, used in an unauthorised manner.
3.2 You agree that you have provided accurate, up to date, and complete information about yourself. We are not responsible for any error and /or omission made as a result of such information being inaccurate.
3.3 You agree to notify us of any changes in your information immediately it occurs. If you do not do so, we may terminate your account.
4. Switching Rooms Membership
4.1 Our basic Service is free of charge. You may use it subject to your compliance with the terms of this agreement.
4.2 Details of the cost and benefits of Switchingrooms Membership are as set out on Our Website. You may subscribe to Switchingrooms Membership Services at any time.
4.3 The European Union Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 give you 14 days within which you may cancel your Switchingrooms Membership and ask for a full refund of your money. However, our members want to use Switchingrooms Membership Service immediately. For that reason Switchingrooms Membership Service is designed so that you can start immediately – or as soon as we are reasonably able to deliver it.
4.4 If you wish to become a member, you must first instruct us to allow you to use Switchingrooms Membership Service immediately, knowing that you will lose your right to the 14 day “cooling off” period.
4.5 You do not have to take any action for this to apply. By accepting these terms and conditions, you do instruct us to provide the Switchingrooms Membership Services immediately You know that by doing so, you may not be entitled to a refund.
4.6 Apart from your cancellation right, termination of Switchingrooms Membership will be regulated by this contract set out in paragraph 14 below.
4.7 You may not transfer your Switchingrooms Membership to any other person.
4.8 We reserve the right to modify the Switchingrooms Membership rules or system and to change the terms and conditions of this agreement at any time, without notice. Your continued use of the Switchingrooms Membership after such modifications shall be deemed an acceptance by you to be bound by the terms of the modified agreement. The terms that apply to you are those posted here on Our Website on the day you join as a member.
5.1 The price payable for Services that you order is clearly set out on Our Website.
5.2 The price charged for any Service may differ from one country to another. You may not be entitled to the lowest price unless you reside in the qualifying country.
5.3 Prices are inclusive of any applicable value added tax or other sales tax.
5.4 Bank charges by the receiving bank on payments to us will be borne by us. All other charges relating to payment in a currency other than Euro will be borne by you.
5.5 Any details given by us in relation to exchange rates are approximate only and may vary from time to time.
5.6 You will pay all sums due to us under this agreement by the means specified without any set-off, deduction or counterclaim.
5.7 If, by mistake, we have under-priced an item, we will not be liable to supply that item to you at the stated price, provided that we notify you before we dispatch it to you.
6. Renewal payments
6.1 At least four weeks before expiry of the period, for which you have paid, we shall send you a message to your last known email address to tell you that your Switchingrooms Membership and licence to use the Services is shortly to expire and to invite you to renew. An invoice for the new period will be included.
6.2 At any time before expiry of your Switchingrooms Membership, you may use the “My Account” tab on Our Website to access your personal information and change your requirements for Services or cancel renewal.
6.3 Renewal of membership is subject to the terms of membership as set out in paragraph 4. Switchingrooms Membership is non-refundable and non-transferable.
7. Security of your credit card
We take care to make Our Website safe for you to use.
7.1 Card payments are not processed on a page controlled by us. We use one or more online payment service providers who will encrypt your card or bank account details in a secure environment.
7.2 If you have asked us to remember your credit card details for your next purchase or subscription, we will securely store your payment details on our systems. These details will be fully encrypted and only used to process your membership payments or other transactions which you have initiated.
8. Restrictions on what you may Post to Our Website
8.1 We may, at our discretion, read, assess, review or moderate any Content Posted on Our Website. If we do, we need not notify you or give you a reason.
8.2 You agree that you will not use or allow anyone else to use Our Website to Post a Content which is or may:
8.2.1 be malicious or defamatory;
8.2.2 consist in commercial audio, video or music files;
8.2.3 be obscene, offensive, threatening or violent;
8.2.4 be sexually explicit or pornographic;
8.2.5 be likely to deceive any person or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity, age or affiliation with any person;
8.2.6 give the impression that it emanates from us or that you are connected with us or that we have endorsed you or your business;
8.2.7 solicit passwords or personal information from anyone;
8.2.8 be used to sell any goods or services or for any other commercial use;
8.2.9 include anything other than words (i.e. you will not include any symbols or photographs) except for a photograph of yourself and /or room in your profile in such place as we designate;
8.2.10 link to any of the material specified above, in this paragraph.
8.2.11 Post excessive or repeated off-topic messages to any forum or group;
8.2.12 sending age-inappropriate communications or Content to anyone under the age of 18.
9. Your Posting: restricted content
In connection with the restrictions set out below, we may refuse or edit or remove a Posting which does not comply with these terms.
In addition to the restrictions set out above, a Posting must not contain:
9.1 hyperlinks, other than those specifically authorized by us;
9.2 keywords or words repeated, which are irrelevant to the Content Posted.
9.3 he name, logo or trademark of any organisation other than that of you or your client.
9.4 inaccurate, false, or misleading information.
10. How we handle your Content
10.2 If you Post Content to any public area of Our Website it becomes available in the public domain. We have no control over who sees it or what anyone does with it.
10.3 Even if access to your text is behind a user registration it remains effectively in the public domain because someone has only to register and log in, to access it. You should therefore avoid Posting unnecessary confidential information.
10.4 We need the freedom to be able to publicise our Services and your own use of them. You therefore now irrevocably grant us the right and licence to edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use any Content that you place on Our Website, in public domains and in any medium. You represent and warrant that you are authorised to grant all such rights.
10.5 We will use that licence only for commercial purposes of the business of Our Website and will stop using it after a commercially reasonable period of time.
10.6 You agree to waive your right to be identified as the author and your right to object to derogatory treatment of your work as provided in the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000.
10.7 You now irrevocably authorise us to publish feedback, comments and ratings about your activity through Our Website, even though it may be defamatory or critical.
10.8 Posting content of any sort does not change your ownership of the copyright in it. We have no claim over it and we will not protect your rights for you.
10.9 You understand that you are personally responsible for your breach of someone else’s intellectual property rights, defamation, or any law, which may occur as a result of any Content having been Posted by you.
10.10 You accept all risk and responsibility for determining whether any Content is in the public domain and not confidential.
10.11 Please notify us of any security breach or unauthorised use of your account.
10.12 We do not solicit ideas or text for improvement of our Service, but if you do send to us material of any sort, you are deemed to have granted to us a licence to use it in the terms set out at paragraph 10 sub paragraphs 4 and 5 above.
11. Removal of offensive Content
11.1 For the avoidance of doubt, this paragraph is addressed to any person who comes on Our Website for any purpose.
11.2 We are under no obligation to monitor or record the activity of any customer for any purpose, nor do we assume any responsibility to monitor or police Internet-related activities. However, we may do so without notice to you and without giving you a reason.
11.3 If you are offended by any Content, the following procedure applies:
11.3.1 your claim or complaint must be submitted to us in the form available on Our Website, or contain the same information as that requested in our form. It must be sent to us by post or email;
11.3.2 we shall remove the offending Content as soon as we are reasonably able;
11.3.3 after we receive notice of a claim or complaint, we shall investigate so far as we alone decide;
11.3.4 we may or may not re-instate the Content about which you have complained .
11.4 In respect of any complaint made by you or any person on your behalf, whether using our form of complaint or not, you now irrevocably grant to us a licence to publish the complaint and all ensuing correspondence and communication, without limit.
11.5 You now agree that if any complaint is made by you frivolously or vexatiously you will repay us the cost of our investigation including legal fees, if any.
12. Security of Our Website
If you violate Our Website, we shall take legal action against you.
You now agree that you will not, and will not allow any other person to:
12.1 modify, copy, or cause damage or unintended effect to any portion of Our Website, or any software used within it.
12.2 link to Our Website in any way that would cause the appearance or presentation of the site to be different from what would be seen by a user who accessed the site by typing the URL into a standard browser;
12.3 download any part of Our Website, without our express written consent;
12.4 ollect or use any product listings, descriptions, or prices;
12.5 collect or use any information obtained from or about Our Website or the Content except as intended by this agreement;
12.6 aggregate, copy or duplicate in any manner any of the Content or information available from Our Website, other than as permitted by this agreement or as is reasonably necessary for your use of the Services;
12.7 share with a third party any login credentials to Our Website.
12.8 Despite the above terms, we now grant a licence to you to:
12.8.1 create a hyperlink to Our Website for the purpose of promoting an interest common to both of us. You can do this without specific permission. This licence is conditional upon your not portraying us or any product or service in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive manner. You may not use any logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark of ours as part of the link without our express written consent.
12.8.2 you may copy the text of any page for your personal use in connection with the purpose of Our Website or a Service we provide.
13.1 This paragraph applies so far as the applicable law allows in the Relevant Jurisdiction.
13.2 All implied conditions, warranties and terms are excluded from this agreement. If in the Relevant Jurisdiction an implied condition, warrant or term cannot be excluded, then this sub paragraph shall be deemed to be reduced in effect, only to the extent necessary to release that specific condition, warranty or term.
13.3 The Switchingrooms Website and Switchingrooms Services are provided “as is”. We make no representation or warranty that the Services will be:
13.3.1 useful to you;
13.3.2 of satisfactory quality;
13.3.3 fit for a particular purpose;
13.3.4 available or accessible, without interruption, or without error;
13.4 Neither use of the Services nor the exercise of any right granted under this agreement will infringe any other intellectual property or other rights of any other person.
13.5 Our Website contains links to other Internet websites. We have neither power nor control over any such website. You acknowledge and agree that we shall not be liable in any way for the Content of any such linked website, nor for any loss or damage arising from your use of any such website.
13.6 We are not liable in any circumstances for special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, loss of data or loss of revenues or profits, whether in an action of contract, negligence or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with your use of Our Website.
13.7 We claim no expert knowledge in any subject. We disclaim any obligation or liability to you arising directly or indirectly from information you take from Our Website or receive directly from a third party as a result of an introduction via Our Website.
14. Duration and termination
14.1 This agreement shall operate for the period for which you have subscribed to Switchingrooms Membership Service.
14.2 You may terminate this agreement at any time, for any reason, with immediate effect. You may terminate the agreement either by sending notice to us by post or email, or by completing the form on the website and submitting it. We reserve the right to check the validity of any request to terminate membership
14.3 We may terminate this agreement at any time, for any reason, with immediate effect by sending you notice to that effect by post or email.
14.4 Termination by either party shall have the following effects:
14.4.1 your right to use the Services immediately ceases;
14.4.2 we are under no obligation to forward any unread or unsent messages to you or any third party.
14.5 In the event of such termination by us, we will within seven days refund to you the balance of your subscription outstanding for any Service, pro rata with time not elapsed.
14.6 There shall be no re-imbursement or credit if the Service is terminated due to your breach of the terms of this agreement.
14.7 We retain the right, at our sole discretion, to terminate any and all parts of the Services provided to you, without refunding to you any fees paid if we decide in our absolute discretion that you have failed to comply with any of the terms of this agreement.
15. Storage of data
15.1 We assume no responsibility for the deletion or failure to store or deliver email or other messages.
15.2 We may, from time to time, set a limit on the number of messages you may send, store, or receive through the Service. We may delete messages in excess of that limit. We shall give you notice of any change to your limit, except in an emergency.
15.3 You accept that we cannot be liable to you for any such deletion or failure to deliver to you.
16. Interruption to Services
16.1 If it is necessary for us to interrupt the Services, we will give you reasonable notice where this is possible and when we think the down time is such as to justify telling you.
16.2 You acknowledge that the Services may also be interrupted for many reasons beyond our control.
16.3 You agree that we are not liable to you for any loss, foreseeable or not, arising from any interruption to the Services.
17. Limitation of liability
17.1 Our total liability to you, for any one event or series of related events, and whether in contract, tort, negligence, breach of statutory duty or otherwise, shall be € 1,000 in aggregate.
17.2 Neither party shall be liable to the other in any possible way, for any loss or expense which is:
17.2.1 indirect or consequential loss; or
17.2.2 economic loss or other loss of turnover, profits, business or goodwill.
17.3 This paragraph (and any other paragraph which excludes or restricts our liability) applies to our directors, officers, employees, subcontractors, agents and affiliated companies as well as to us.
You agree to indemnify us against any loss, damage or liability, suffered by us at any time and arising out of:
18.1 any act, neglect or default of yours in connection with this agreement or your use of the Services;
18.2 your breach of this agreement;
18.3 your failure to comply with any law;
18.4 a contractual claim arising from your use of the Services.
19. Dispute resolution
In this paragraph the term “ADR Provider” means an approved body under the European Union (Online Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes) Regulations 2015.
The following terms apply in the event of a dispute between the parties:
19.1. f you are not happy with our services or have any complaint then you must tell us by email message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
19.2. Detailed information about our complaint handling procedure is at [enter link (if any)]
19.3. If a dispute is not settled as set out above, we hope you will agree to attempt to resolve it by engaging in good faith with us in a process of mediation or arbitration.
We can propose an ADR Provider or will listen to your proposal. You should read the regulations at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/
20. Miscellaneous matters
20.1 If any term or provision of this agreement is at any time held by the relevant jurisdiction to be void, invalid or unenforceable, then it shall be treated as changed or reduced, only to the extent minimally necessary to bring it within the laws of that jurisdiction and to prevent it from being void and it shall be binding in that changed or reduced form. Subject to that, each provision shall be interpreted as severable and shall not in any way affect any other of these terms.
20.2 The rights and obligations of the parties set out in this agreement shall pass to any permitted successor in title.
20.3 If you are in breach of any term of this agreement, we may:
20.3.1 publish all text and Content relating to the claimed breach, including your name and email address and all correspondence between us and our respective advisers; and you now irrevocably give your consent to such publication;
20.3.2 terminate your account and refuse access to Our Website;
20.3.3 remove or edit Content, or cancel any order at our discretion;
20.3.4 issue a claim in any court.
20.4 Any obligation in this agreement intended to continue to have effect after termination or completion shall so continue.
20.5 No failure or delay by any party to exercise any right, power or remedy will operate as a waiver of it nor indicate any intention to reduce that or any other right in the future.
20.6 Any communication to be served on either of the parties by the other shall be delivered by hand or sent by registered post .
It shall be deemed to have been delivered:
if delivered by hand: on the day of delivery;
if sent by registered post to the correct address: within 72 hours of posting;
20.7 This agreement does not give any right to any third party.
20.8 Neither party shall be liable for any failure or delay in performance of this agreement which is caused by circumstances beyond its reasonable control, including any labour dispute between a party and its employees.
20.9 This agreement and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of the Republic of Ireland.
Notice of right of cancellation: Right to Cancel and Model Consent Form
Information about your statutory right to cancel
Your right to cancel
Under the European Union Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, you have the right to cancel this contract within 14 days without giving any reason.
The cancellation period will expire 14 days after the contract was made. That means you can cancel before you have downloaded the product or we have delivered it to you.
Exception when you opt out
Before we agree to provide our service, we therefore ask that you give up your right to cancel, as the law allows. If you do not agree, we shall not work for you.
If you tick the box on our website to confirm acceptance of our contractual terms and conditions you:
·confirm that you want us to allow subscription to membership of Switchingrooms before the expiry of 14 days.
· confirm that you want us to immediately allow subscription, whether this is incidental to membership or sold separately.
· accept that you will lose your right to cancel the contract.
· understand that your agreement is a term of the contract between us.