Last update: September 2023
1.2 The Site is directed to people residing in the Republic of Ireland only. The information contained in it is not relevant to any other country.
1.3 The Site has not been developed to meet your individual requirements. We provide the Site for general information purposes only and you should not rely on information or results obtained from the Site or use it as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting your professional advisors. You should obtain professional or specialist advice before acting or omitting to act based on information or results obtained from the Site. The information provided on this Site is not legal advice.
1.4 We aim to ensure that the Site and Our Content is accurate at the time of publication, however, the Site or its content or features may change from time to time. We cannot and do not guarantee that: (a) the Site (or any part of it), or any of Our Content, will always be available, accurate, complete, current, uninterrupted, error-free, timely, or that defects will be corrected; or (b) the Site or Our Content or the networks or servers that make them available will be secure or free from viruses, bugs, malware, other harmful elements or omissions.
2.1 The Site is owned and operated by The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (“we”, “us” or “our”). Our address is 3 Park Place, Hatch Street Upper, Dublin 2, County Dublin, Ireland D02 FX65.
2.2 If you have a query about the Site you can contact us by emailing us at email@example.com or by telephoning us at 01 808 2278.
2.3 When we say “you” or “your”, we mean any person who visits, accesses or uses the Site.
3. Accepting these terms
4. Other terms
5. Your responsibilities
5.1 When using and accessing the Site you must comply with all applicable laws.
5.2 You must have access to the internet or other network service in order to access or use the Site. We are not responsible for the failure of such internet or network services. You acknowledge that the quality and bandwidth of your internet or network service will affect the quality and speed of access to and use of the Site.
5.3 You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to or use of the Site and for ensuring that your device and software meets the minimum specifications and is configured correctly. You should use your own virus protection and firewall software. You are solely responsible for regularly backing-up your User Content and any other data used in connection with the Site.
5.5 By using the Site, you acknowledge that the transmission of data over the internet can never be completely secure and you accept the risk that others may be able to read or intercept any User Content or other information, text, media, graphics you submit or send to or through the Site. This includes transmissions that are identified as secure or encrypted.
6. Amending these terms
7. Changes to the website
8. Our content and IP
8.2 You must not alter, reproduce, republish, sell, disseminate, distribute, transmit, broadcast or commercially exploit any part of Our Content or the design or look and feel of the Site, unless we agree in writing in advance. You must not store, link, frame, scrape or deep-link Our Content on any other website or app or in any other medium or format unless we agree in writing in advance.
8.4 You must always acknowledge our status and that of any identified contributors as the authors of material on the Site.
8.5 We are entitled to investigate any suspected or actual improper, illegal, or unauthorised use of Our Content or the Site (or any part of it) and we are entitled to take any legal action we deem appropriate.
9. User content
9.1 You are responsible for all communications, text, images, video, audio or other material and information that you upload or transmit on or through the Site (“User Content”). We are allowed to use any and all of the User Content for any reason we choose and without any payment to you.
9.2 You grant us, from the time of uploading or transmission of the User Content, a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, sub-licenseable, transferable, assignable, non exclusive and royalty-free right and license to use, copy, transmit, reproduce, distribute, adapt, modify, translate, create derivative works, publicly perform, publicly display, digitally perform, sell, offer for sale and import the User Content, including, all copyrights, trademarks, patents, and other intellectual and proprietary rights related to them, in any current or future media, for any purpose, including, giving the User Content to others, without any payment to you. You waive any moral rights you may have in User Content to the maximum extent allowed by the laws of your jurisdiction.
9.3 You represent and warrant that none of the User Content will be subject to any obligation, whether of confidentiality, attribution or otherwise, on our part and we will not be liable for any use or disclosure of User Content. You further represent and warrant that you own or have a right to share any User Content and that the User Content shall not violate the rights (including the privacy or intellectual property rights) of any person.
9.5 We will not be responsible or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any User Content provided by you or any other user of the Site.
9.6 The Site may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the Site, including through chat rooms and forums. We have not verified or approved this information or these materials. You acknowledge that any views expressed by users of the Site do not necessarily represent our views or values.
9.7 We operate on a ‘notice and takedown’ policy. If you believe that any content on the Site infringes your rights, you can notify us using our contact details above. Once we receive your notification, we will review the matter within our normal working hours. We will address take down requests we receive outside our normal working hours when our offices re-open on the next working day.
10. Third party tools and content
The Site may include content or tools from third parties. We do not monitor or have any control or input over these content or tools. We provide access to these content and tools ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ without any warranties, representations or conditions of any kind and without any endorsement. We are not responsible or liable for the availability or accuracy of these content or tools, for your use of these tools and content, or for any dealings you may have with any third party in connection with or as a result of these content or tools. Any use by you of tools or content offered through the Site is entirely at your own risk and discretion and you should ensure that you are familiar with and approve of the terms and policies on which any content or tools are provided by the relevant third party provider(s).
11. Links to third parties
11.1 Certain information, products and services available through the Site may include materials from third parties. The Site may contain links to third party websites that are not affiliated with us. These links are provided for your convenience only and do not amount to an endorsement of any information or materials contained on those sites. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating and have no control over the information, products, services or materials on or available from third parties or third party websites or their availability or accuracy. We do not warrant and have no liability or responsibility for any third party materials or websites, or for any other information, products or services of third parties. You use and access these at your own risk.
11.2 We are not liable for any harm, loss or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, materials, data, information or any other matters relating to any third party websites. You should carefully review the third party's policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. You must direct any complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third party products, services and/or information to the relevant third party.
12. Linking to the site
12.1 You may link to the Site homepage only if you do so in a manner that is fair and reasonable and that does not harm our reputation and does not take advantage of it. You may not link in such a manner as to suggest any form of association or approval on our part, unless you have received our prior written approval. You must not frame the Site on any other website, and you must not create a link to any part of the Site other than the home page. We may withdraw our permission to any linking permission at any time without having to give prior notice.
12.2 If you wish to make any use of Our Content on the Site other than as set out above, please contact us at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
13. Acceptable use
13.1 You must not (and you must not to allow anyone to) access or use the Site or any of Our Content:
- in violation of any applicable law;
- for any unlawful, fraudulent, improper or malicious purpose or effect;
- to submit false or misleading information;
- to promote illegal activity;
- in any way that infringes the legal rights (including the privacy or intellectual property rights) of any other person;
- to deceive any person, to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;
- to collect or track the personal information of others; or
- to harvest or collect any information or data from the Site or our systems or attempt to decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running our services.
13.2 You must not (and you must not to allow anyone to):
- use the Site in any way that could damage, compromise, overburden, disable or impair the Site, anyone’s server, systems or networks, or that could interfere with any other person;
- use any automatic or manual device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar process on any part of the Site;
- circumvent the security features of the Site or attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Site, any part or feature of the Site, or any servers, equipment, software, systems or networks associated with the Site;
- use the Site to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available to you;
- rent, lease, sub-license, loan, provide, or otherwise make available, the Site in any form, in whole or in part to any person, unless we agree in writing in advance;
- translate, merge, adapt, vary, alter or modify, the whole or any part of the Site, or allow the Site or any part of it to be combined with, or become incorporated in, any other programs; or
- hack into or insert malicious code, such as viruses, or harmful data, into the Site, or any other network or system.
14. Feedback, reviews and other content
If, at our request, you submit specific materials to us or without a request from us you send creative ideas, feedback, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, “Feedback”), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any Feedback. We are under no obligation to: (a) maintain any Feedback in confidence; (b) pay any compensation for that Feedback; or (c) respond to any Feedback.
15. Some final terms
15.2 These Terms (including any additional terms or policies that we may provide when you engage with a feature of the Site), are the only agreement between you and us regarding use and access of the Site and supersede all previous agreements, promises, representations, warranties and understandings between you and us regarding the Site.
15.6 We are not responsible or liable for any failures or delays that arise from any cause outside our control. This paragraph does not affect your statutory rights.