Terms and Conditions - Boat Central
Website Terms and Conditions of Use
Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using the site as they are a legally binding agreement between you and us.
What is in these terms
These terms tell you the rules for using our website: www.boat-central.com (referred to as the "site"). Throughout this document we refer to them as the "terms". A reference to "you" or "your" is a reference to the user of this site.
- Contacts and about us
- Acceptance of terms
- Changes to our terms
- Changes to our site
- Your obligations and acceptable use
- You must keep your account details safe
- Interactive service and content
- We are not responsible for websites we link to
- User-generated content is not approved by us
- How to complain about content uploaded by other users
- Intellectual property
- Barring from the site
- We may suspend or withdraw our site
- Our site is only for UK users
- Rules about linking
- Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you
- Which Country's law applies to any disputes
- Customer feedback
- Payment, Pricing and Billing
- Affliate Marketing, Strategic Partner (Merchant), Promotion, Coupon Code and Tracking Link
- Warranties and Liabilities
- Boat Listing Services for Boat Brokers
- Competition Rules
1. Contacts and about us
1.1 We are Boat Central Ltd and our registered address is 88 Highlands Road, Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 6JE (referred to as "we" or "us" or "our"). Our company number is 11818750 and our VAT number is 326372604. We are providers of our site and our "members" are companies listed or listings advertising on the site.
1.2 To contact us please email: email@example.com
2. Acceptance of terms
2.1 These terms set out the rules and obligations that apply to your use of the site.
2.2 By using our site you confirm that you accept these terms and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree with these terms, you must not use our site.
2.3 We recommend you print and keep a copy of these terms for future reference. They are a legally binding agreement between you and us.
3. Changes to our terms
3.1 We amend these terms from time to time by updating them on the site. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at the time.
4. Changes to our site
4.1 We may from time to time change the content of this site or suspend or discontinue any aspect of the site which may include your access to it.
5. Your obligations and acceptable use
5.1 You accept that you are solely responsible for ensuring that your computer system or devise meets all relevant technical specification necessary to use this site and that your computer system or devise is compatible with this site.
5.2 You must not misuse our system or this site. You must not hack into, circumvent security or otherwise disrupt the operation of our system and this site, or attempt to carry out any of the foregoing. This includes introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is or could be malicious or technologically harmful. You must not misuse any forms on the site and any forms you submit must be a genuine enquiry.
5.3 You must not use or attempt to use any automated program (including without limitation, any spider or other web crawler) to access our system or this site. You must not use any scraping technology on the site. Any such use or attempted use of an automated program shall be a misuse of our system and this site. Obtaining access to any part of our system or this site by means of any such automated programs is unauthorised.
5.4 You must not upload or use inappropriate or offensive language or content in any communication, form or email you send or submit, from or to the site.
5.5 Whenever you make use of the features that allow you to upload content to our site, or to contact other users via our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in these terms. Please refer to Interactive Service and Content in clause 6 and, if you are a business, you indemnify us against any breach of this warranty.
6. You must keep your account details safe
6.1 If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.
6.3 If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Interactive Service and content
7.3 The view expressed by users on our site do not represent our views or values.
7.4 All content that you upload to our site must:
- 7.4.1 be accurate (where you state facts)
- 7.4.2 be genuinely held (where you state opinions); and
- 7.4.3 comply with the applicable law of the Country from which they were posted
7.5 Your content must not:
- 7.5.1 contain any material which is defamatory of any person;
- 7.5.2 contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful, discriminatory, unethical, immoral or inflammatory; or
- 7.5.3 contain any material which does or could potentially infringe the intellectual property rights of a third party.
7.6 We will determine in our discretion whether there has been a breach of this clause 6. Where we believe a breach of clause 6 has occurred we may take such action as we deem appropriate. This action may include the following;
- 7.6.1 immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site;
- 7.6.2 immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site;
- 7.6.3 further legal action against you; and
- 7.6.4 disclosure of such information to law enforcement or authorities as we reasonably feel necessary.
7.7 In addition to all of our rights set out above, we reserve the right to take down any content that you upload to our site at any time without notice and without having to give a reason.
8. We are not repsonsible to websites we link to
8.1 Where our site contains links to other sites and resourses provided by third parties, these links are provided for you information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.
8.2 We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.
9. User-generated content is not approved by us
9.1 This website may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the site, including to bulletin boards, chat rooms or review pages. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.
10. How to complain about content uploaded by other users
10.1 If you wish to complain about content uploaded by other users please contact us on email@example.com
11.1 To promote offers, events, promotions and receive requests for quotes from potential customers through our site you must submit a completed registration form to us. At our discretion, we may refuse your application for registration. If we accept your application for registration you will be given access to the aforementioned offers, events, promotions and quote requests.
11.2 You undertake that all information provided by you for the purposes of registering with us is accurate and complete.
11.3 You accept sole responsibility for all use and for keeping secret any password that may have been given to you or chosed by you for use on this site. You will notify us immediately of any unauthorised use of them or any other breach of security of the site of which you become aware.
11.4 We have the right to disable any account or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms.
12. Intellectual property
12.1 The copyright and all other intellectual property rights in this site (including all database rights, trademarks, service marks, trading names, text, graphics, code, files, links and other material published on it) belong to us. All rights are reserved.
12.1 Subject to clause 5, you may download material from this site for the sole purpose of using this site where we provide an option for you to do so. However, you must not copy, transmit, modify, republish, store (in whole or part), frame, pass-off or link to any material or information on or downloaded from this site without our prior written consent.
12.3 The devices and word marks; "Boat Central" and "What Every Boat Owner Needs" are our registered trademarks. You must not use or copy them without our prior written consent.
13.1 Whilst we endeavour to ensure that any material available for downloading from this site is not contaminated in any way, we do not warrant that such material will be free from infection, viruses and/or similar code.
13.2 Due the nature of software and the internet, we do not warrant that your access to, or the running of, this site will be uninterrupted or error free. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our site without notice. We shall not be liable if we cannot process your details due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control.
13.3 The information provided on this site is for general interest only and does not constitute specific advice. Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representation, warranties or guarantees, whether expressed or implied, that the content on our site is correct, accurate or up to date.
13.4 We give no warranties or representations that the business, organisation or member information on thi site is correct or up to date.
13.5 We give no warranty or guarantee that the site or information available on it complies with laws other than those of England.
13.6 To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether expressed or implied.
13.7 The details of businesses and organisations on this site are provided for your information only. We do not verify the details provided to use and give no warranties or representations as to their accuracy or completeness. If you rely on these details, you do so at your own risk. We recommend that you check all details with the company, business or organisation on the site, before making decisions and/or taking any action.
14. Barring from the site
14.1 We reserve the right to bar users from the site and/or restrict or disable their access or use of any elements of our services, on a permanent or temporary basis at our sole discretion.
15. We may suspend or withdraw our site
15.1 The information contained on our site is made available for users free of charge.
15.2 We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware with these terms and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.
16. Our site is only for users in the UK
16.1 Our site is directed to people residing in the United Kingdom. We do not represent that content available on or through our site is appropriate for use of available in other locations.
17.1 This site contains links to websites operated by third parties. We have no control over their individual content. We give no warranties or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information appearing in relation to any linked websites. The links are for your convenience only. We do not recommend any products or services advertised on those websites. If you decide to access any third party website linked from from the site, you do so at your own risk.
18. Rules about linking
18.1 You must not include links to this site in any other site without our prior written consent, in particular (but without limiting the foregoing) you must not include and "deep link" to any page on this site.
18.2 Our site must not be framed on any other site.
18.3 You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
18.4 You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
18.5 You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.
18.6 Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.
18.7 We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
19. Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you
19.1 Whether you are a consumer or a business user we do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where is would be unlawful to do so.
19.2 Subject to clause 19.1, we do not accept any liability for loss of your password or account ID caused by breakdwon, error, loss of power or otherwise caused by or to your computer system.
19.4 We may put in place such systems as we from time to time see fit to prevent automated programs being used to obtain unauthorised access to our system and this site. Subject to clause 19.1, we shall not be liable to you for any consequences arising out of or in connection with any such use or attempted use of automated programs to obtain unauthorised access to our system or this site.
19.5 We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial of service attack 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 content on it, or website linked to it.
19.6 If you choose to contact our members using the site, you details (including you email address, telephone number and the location supplied by you) will be sent to the member that you are communicating with. We do not accept any liability for any subsequent communications that you receive directly from that member.
19.7 If you are a consumer user;
- 19.7.1 please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
19.8 If you are a business user, subject to clause 19.1;
- 19.8.1 we exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our site or any content on it.
- 19.8.2 we will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with;
- 22.214.171.124 use of, or inability to use out site if;
- 126.96.36.199 use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.
- 19.8.3 In particular, we will not be liable for;
- 188.8.131.52 loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
- 184.108.40.206 business interruption;
- 220.127.116.11 loss of anticipated savings;
- 18.104.22.168 loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
- 22.214.171.124 any indirect or consequentail loss or damage.
20. Which Country's law apply to disputes
20.1 If you are a consumer, please note that these terms, their subject matter and their information, are governed by English Law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction except that if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are a resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.
20.2 If you are a business, these terms, their subject matter and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English Law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
21. Customer feedback
21.1 We try to ensure that all customer feedback is dealt with fairly and consistantly and is properly recorded. We welcome any suggestions that you make about how we may improve our service. Please write to us using the address provided at the beginning of these terms.
22. Payment, pricing and billing
22.1 The fee for the "Boat Central" service will be charged to your chosen payment method. The length of your billing cycle will depend on the type of subscription that you choose when you sign-up for the service.
22.2 To use certain elements of "Boat Central" you must provide one or more payment methods. You authorise us to charge any payment method associated with your account in case your primary payment method is declined or no longer available to us for payment of your subscription fee. You remain responsible for any uncollected amounts. If a payment is not successfully settled, due to expiration, insufficient funds, or otherwise, and you do not cancel your account, we may suspend your access to the service until we have successfully obtained a valid payment.
22.3 You can cancel your subscription 30 days prior to the end date of your agreement, and you will continue to have access to "Boat Central" through to the end of your billing and agreement period. Payments are non-refundable and we do not provide refunds or credits for any partial month subscription periods. If you cancel your subscription, your account will automatically close at the end of your current billing period or agreement period.
22.4 We may change our subscription plans and the price of our service from time to time; however, any price changes or changes to your subscription plans will apply to subsequent billing cycles following notice of the change(s) to you.
22.5 We may receive an agreed commission, referral fee or reward from a Strategic Partner (Merchant) through Affiliate Marketing for introducing customers and users who successfully transact.
23. Affiliate Marketing, Strategic Partner (Merchant), Promotion, Coupon Code and Tracking Link
23.1 Affiliate Marketing means the promotion of goods or services for a Strategic Partner (Merchant).
23.2 Strategic Partner (Merchant) means businesses, companies or individuals who agree to promote goods or services on the website Boat Central Limited.
23.3 Promotion means discounts or incentives offered by a Strategic Partner (Merchant)
23.4 Coupon Code means a bespoke code which is represented as a Promo Code on Boat Central Limited. The user may redeem any promotion offered by the Strategic Partner (Merchant) in accordance with terms and conditions issued by the Strategic Partner (Merchant).
23.5 Tracking Link means the tracking link provided by a Strategic Partner (Merchant) to record successful transactions.
23.6 Redemption of Promotion and Coupon Code
- 23.6.1 The Coupon Code can be used in accordance with the terms and conditions of a Strategic Partner (Merchant).
- 23.6.2 You must follow the redemption instructions associated with the Promotion.
- 23.6.3 Promotion or Coupon Code can only be redeemed from the Strategic Partner (Merchant).
- 23.6.4 In order to redeem a Promotion or Coupon Code you must do so within the agreed redemption period.
23.7 Responsibility for the Strategic Partner (Merchant) Offering.
- 23.7.1 Please note that the Strategic Partner (Merchant) and not Boat Central Limited is:
- 23.7.2 The seller, supplier and/or provider of the Promotion or Coupon Code.
- 23.7.3 The party who enters into a contract or agreement when the Promotion or Coupon Code is redeemed.
- 23.7.4 Solely responsible for providing the Stratgic Partner (Merchant) offering themsevles.
24. Warranties and Liabilites
24.1 Promotion and Coupon Codes are provided by the Strategic Partner (Merchant) and Boat Central Limited does not guarantee that the codes are valid. You are advised to check any discounts or promotions have been applied prior to committing to purchase or transact.
24.2 In no event shall Boat Central Limited be liable in contract tort or otherwise for any loss of profits, goodwill, savings (whether any of the forgoing are direct or indirect), or for any special indirect, incidental or consequential damages.
24.3 The information provided on the Boat Central Limited website is intended as information only and does not constitute advice. Therefore, it must not be relied on to assist in making or refraining from making a decision, or to assist in deciding on a course of action.
24.4 Where a Strategic Partner (Merchant) includes views, opinions, advice and recommendations, these views, opinions, advice and recommendations are not endorsed by Boat Central Limited. Boat Central Limited shall not be liable on account of accuracy, defamatory nature, completeness, timeliness or otherwise of such views, opinions, advice and recommendations.
24.5 The material on the Boat Central Ltd website is provided "as is", without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind. A Strategic Partner (Merchant) own conditions, warranties and other terms of any kind will apply.
24.6 Links to Strategic Partner (Merchant) websites are not the responsibility of Boat Central Limited and Boat Central Limited accepts no responsibility for the availability, suitability, reliability or content of such Strategic Partner (Merchant) websites and does not endorse the views expressed within them. Boat Central Limited will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
24.8 You are solely responsible for your interactions with Strategic Partners (Merchants). You hereby release Boat Central Limited from any and all claims or liability related to any product, service or delivery of a Strategic Partner (Merchant), any action or inaction by a Strategic Partner (Merchant). including the failure of a Strategic Partner (Merchant) to comply with applicable law.
24.9 Boat Central Limited accepts no responsibility for the quality or safety of goods and services supplied by Strategic Partners (Merchants), and furthermore accepts no responsibility for the delivery or shipping of goods.
25. Boat Listing Services for Boat Brokers
25.1 You must upload accurate information on your boat listings which is not misleading.
25.2 Boat Central accepts no responsibility for information uploaded by Boat Brokers or images used.
25.3 You must only upload or advertise boats which you have the sellers permission to promote.
25.4 Boat listings must be regularly updated with current listing prices and status updates.
25.5 Only boats for sale or boats with pending sales can be advertised on Boat Central. No secondary advertising or promotion is permitted, for example boat trailers, parts, or other opportunities such as recruitment.
25.6 Fractional Ownership boat sales must be clearly identified and the percentage of ownership included within the description.
25.7 Individual agreements and contracts are issued for individual offices that have separate locations or territories. Each office is charged a subscription fee.
25.8 You must have ownership or permission to use all marketing material you upload to include images, videos and content.
25.9 You must comply with all governing body requirements and legalities which apply to your business.
26. Competion Rules
26.1 Our monthly competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 or over, excluding employees of Boat Central or anyone professionally associated with the competition.
26.2 No purchase is necessary; however a valid email address is required.
26.3 The promotion period will run for 31 days from the first initial competition advertising, then subsequently on a monthly basis.
26.4 Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for monetary value or any other form of compensation.
26.5 The winner will be randomly selected at the end of the promotion period from all valid entries received during the promotion period. The winner will be randomly selected by an indepedent and impartial party who is not employed by Boat Central.
26.7 The winner will be notified via the email address provided within 5 working days of the winner selection and will be required to to confirm eligibility and acceptance of the prize within 7 days of intial contact. In the event that a winner does not respond to the initial contact within 7 days, Boat Central reserves the right to disqualify that winner. If a winner is disqualified, Boat Central reserves the right to award the prize to a another winner selected in the same manner.
26.8 If you are a winner, your surname and county of residence will be made available by emailing Boat Central at firstname.lastname@example.org one month after the close of the competition. You can object to your information being published by emailing email@example.com. Without prejudice Boat Central will provide this information to the Advertising Standards Authority upon reasonable request.
26.9 No responsibility can be accepted for entries which are lost, corrupted, misdirected or incomplete or which cannot be delivered for any technical reason.
26.10 Boat Central will not be liable for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or loss of profits), expense or damage which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person's negligence) in connection with this competition or accepting or using the prize, except for liability which cannot be excluded by law.
Thank you for reading our terms and conditions.