Table of Contents

Introduction Intellectual Property Links Defamatory Content Website Membership Comment Guidelines Disclaimer and Waiver (Liability and Accuracy) Competitions or Sweepstakes Assignment Modifications to Family Friendly HQ web site Dealings with Advertisers Age Restrictions Data Rights Copyright Sending Us Content Downloading Information Invalidity Governing Law

Terms of Use


This website, www.familyfriendlyhq.ie and associated apps is owned and operated by Packed House Ltd.

In this policy, when we refer to “Family Friendly HQ”, we mean the digital network operated by Family Friendly HQ, or its parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates.

By using Family Friendly HQ, be it our website through a computer, smart phone or any internet enabled device, or by interacting with Family Friendly HQ through any “off website” platforms (for example, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), by registering with us or commenting or interacting with our publication in any way constitutes your acceptance and that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. Family Friendly HQ reserves the right to make changes to this site and these Terms of Use at any time.

If you do not agree with these Terms of Use you must not use this website.


Intellectual Property

The content contained within this site is for personal use only. All text, graphics and selection, layout, audio and visual works, RSS feeds, software and the arrangement thereof and all materials on this website are the copyright of Family Friendly HQ or its content providers. Unauthorised use of the content may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. You may not reproduce, publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of, or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, the material at Family Friendly HQ without our written permission. If you wish to use our content please contact us for further information regarding the purchasing of our content.

Links

This website contains links to other websites operated by third parties over whom we have no control. Whilst Family Friendly HQ endeavours to check links to external websites, such links are provided for your convenience only and Family Friendly HQ accepts no responsibility or liability in respect of the content, accuracy or use of other websites.


Defamatory Content

Family Friendly HQ operates on a "notice and takedown" basis. If you believe that any content on Family Friendly HQ contains a defamatory statement, please notify us immediately by sending an email with details to [email protected] Once this notification has been received, we will investigate and if appropriate, make all reasonable endeavours to remove the defamatory content complained about within a reasonable time.


Website Membership

This is a service available to registered users of Family Friendly HQ. Certain aspects of the service provide users with notifications and email communications. Whilst we endeavour to make this service available at all times we will not be liable for any losses or inconvenience caused if the service becomes unavailable for any length of time.

As part of the Family Friendly HQ reader account service, we reserve the right to send registered users periodic electronic messages via email or by browser notification. Membership of Family Friendly HQ requires users to understand and agree that the service may include communications from Family Friendly HQ such as service announcements and administrative messages. New accounts have the option to opt in to receive content via email or browser notification. You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from email communications at any time by clicking the appropriate link at the bottom of any of our email communications or via the account portal. You can opt out of browser notifications at any time by following the steps in our Privacy Policy.

You may change your account settings or delete your Family Friendly HQ reader’s account by following the steps within your account settings in the account portal.


Comment Guidelines

Family Friendly HQ allows readers to comment on certain website content. Any submitted comments are moderated and approved before appearing on the website.

These are the guidelines for everyone participating in commenting on Family Friendly HQ content. This also governs how we moderate comments on our social channels, such as, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Please follow these simple guidelines to make our website a more pleasant and enjoyable experience for all:

For the smooth operation of the website there must be guidelines to which all registered members and viewers posting comments must adhere and comply. Posts of any type which do not comply with these guidelines will be edited and/or removed and registered members who persist in this manner will be banned either for a set period or permanently. The Family Friendly HQ Editor’s decision is final and no correspondence shall be entered into.

Language: Please respect others. Offensive language or images will be edited or the viewer banned if the problem persists.

Inflammatory Posts: We all have the right to express our own views and opinions without fear of being attacked or personally insulted. Feel free to debate strongly and offer firm opinions. If you direct personal insults at other readers, the offensive posts may be deleted and you may be banned from the website.

Spamming: Please do not spam the comments section or advertise in the comments section. Your posts will be removed. Be aware that continued failure to adhere to any of these guidelines could result in deletions of posts, suspension of posting privileges, and/or complete banning.

Posting of Copyright Content

We respect copyright. As such, we request that you do not post any copyrighted material in any of our comment threads.


Disclaimer and Waiver (Liability and Accuracy)

Family Friendly HQ does not make any warranty or representation as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained on this site. Family Friendly HQ is responsible for updating content on a daily basis and ensuring to the best of their ability that this information is reliable and up-to-date. All information is subject to change at any time and without notice. We endeavour at all times to update Family Friendly HQ as soon as we are notified of a change in best practices, product details, price or availability or any other relevant details. You agree to use any information obtained on Family Friendly HQ at your own discretion and not to hold Packed House Ltd financially or legally responsible in any way for any repercussions, loss, damage, costs or injury arising from such use.

Under no circumstances shall Family Friendly HQ, including but not limited to, our investors, successors, subsidiaries, affiliates, co-branders, contractors, content partners, employees, servants, contributors, third-party advertisers, technology providers, service providers or other partners, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees and representatives be held liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, internet failures, computer equipment failures, telecommunication equipment failures, other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labour disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labour or materials, fires, floods, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, non-performance of third parties, or loss of or fluctuations in heat, light, or air conditioning.

Family Friendly HQ does not make any warranty that the web site is unfettered from infection by viruses or any other thing that has contaminating properties and we do not accept any liability for any claims or losses arising from any inability to access the Family Friendly HQ site or it’s associated applications.

Family Friendly HQ does not attempt to make any warranty, guarantee nor any representation regarding the quality of or assurance of any advertisement or any merchandise, product or service offered or provided by third party companies on the Family Friendly HQ web site.

Whilst Family Friendly HQ employs recognised and certified experts and contributors, does not make any warranty on any medical or personal advice offered. You should always consult a professional for advice with any medical or personal issue.


Competitions or Sweepstakes

Unless stated otherwise within the text accompanying a competition, by entering a competition via Family Friendly HQ you agree to the following Terms & Conditions:

Competitions are open to residents or Ireland other than employees of Family Friendly HQ and their immediate families, their agencies or anyone professionally connected to a competition. All entrants must be 18 years or over.

By entering a competition on Family Friendly HQ you must agree to the terms and conditions of use, which includes signing up for a reader’s account. You may opt out of mailings at any time by clicking the appropriate link at the bottom of any of our email communications or via your account portal.

Closing date for submissions may be changed at the sole discretion of Family Friendly HQ.

If a winner is unable to receive their prize, unless stated within the individual competition, the prize can be transferred to a friend or family member.

The winners will be notified by email within 7 days of the closing date and must claim the prize within 28 days of being notified. The onus lies with the entrants to ensure they have valid and up to date contact information on their Family Friendly HQ account.

Family Friendly HQ holds no responsibility if account details are missing or incorrect.

If a winner does not claim their prize within 28 days of being notified, they will forfeit the prize. In the event that a winner does not claim their prize within the specified time, another winner will be chosen in their place.

Family Friendly HQ’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Entries that do not comply in full with these rules will be disqualified.

No cash alternatives will be offered. Family Friendly HQ reserves the right to substitute a prize of equivalent or comparable value should this become necessary for reasons beyond our control.

Family Friendly HQ reserves the right to alter, amend or end any competition without prior notice in the event that circumstances make this unavoidable. Only one entry is allowed per unique email address, unless otherwise stated. Multiple entries will not be accepted.

Incomplete, illegible or late entries will not be accepted. No responsibility will be accepted for entries lost or delayed in the course of transmission, nor for any associated costs to claimants.

The use of automated scripts is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Any unfair means of entry as determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Family Friendly HQ will be disqualified.

Family Friendly HQ accepts no responsibility for undelivered, uncollected or damaged prizes sent through the postal system.

Vouchers - if they constitute a prize or part of it – and have a date of usage – it is the winner’s responsibility to use the voucher within the dates of usage. Hotel vouchers will state what is covered by the hotel – extras such as room service, mini-bar, beauty and spa services etc are generally not covered unless expressly stated on the hotel voucher.

Allocation of prizes to winners will be on a random basis, unless the prize is location specific in which case prizes will be drawn on a random basis according to Family Friendly HQ sole determination.

Winners must agree to participate in any promotional activities that may be organised by Family Friendly HQ in connection with the competition without any further consent or payment.

To maximum extent permitted by law, Family Friendly HQ is excluded from liability for any loss, damage or injury that might occur to the winner resulting from his or her acceptance of the prize.

All offers are subject to availability.

Images and text which accompany entries become the sole property of Family Friendly HQ and by entering the competition to hereby give an unrestricted licence to Family Friendly HQ to use such images and text. Images and text which are copied from other websites are not eligible for entry and will be disqualified.

By submitting an image, you are confirming that the image is a true version of the recipe created by you.

By submitting an image, you further give Family Friendly HQ all rights to use that image on the Family Friendly HQ website and other promotional materials.


Assignment

Family Friendly HQ retains the right to subcontract or assign any or all of its rights and obligations under this Agreement.


Modifications to Family Friendly HQ web site

Family Friendly HQ retains the right from time to time and indeed at any time to modify or discontinue temporarily or permanently, the Family Friendly HQ web site (or a part thereof) with or without forewarning. You acknowledge that Family Friendly HQ will not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Family Friendly HQ web site.

Should Family Friendly HQ pursue its right to modify or discontinue the Family Friendly HQ web site; Family Friendly HQ will not be liable to you or any third party.


Dealings with Advertisers

Any dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions and/or advertisers established on or through the Family Friendly HQ web site are solely between you and such advertiser. Consequently and as a result of this you agree that Family Friendly HQ will not be accountable or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as a result of the presence of such advertisers on the Family Friendly HQ web site.


Age Restrictions

The content on familyfriendlyhq.ie is aimed at an adult audience over the age of 18 years. It is not directed at children and we cannot guarantee that all content on the site will be suitable for minors. You are only permitted to register as a user of this site and post comments if you are aged 18 or over. If you are aged 13 years or over but under the age of 18 you must obtain the consent of a parent or legal guardian before registering as a user of familyfriendlyhq.ie. Any person who registers as a user of familyfriendlyhq.ie represents that they are 18 years of age or older or that they are 13 years or over and have obtained the consent of a parent or legal guardian. Packed House Ltd cannot and is not required to verify the age of users of the site.


Data Rights

For all information pertaining to how we use your data, please see our Privacy Policy.

Copyright

We respect the copyright of others. We strive to credit sources where relevant. We do not provide links to websites which object.

Our policy is to respect the copyright of others and we strive to credit sources where relevant. While copyright does not subsist in ideas and in principle there is no copyright in the news, copyright may subsist in the form in which it is expressed in particular articles. If you believe that any material published in this website infringes copyright, please report it to [email protected] identifying the specific material that is claimed to be infringing and providing sufficient information to permit us to contact the complaining party.


Sending Us Content & Feedback

From time to time users may contact us and send us content whether it may be photographs, stories or ideas, feedback, suggestions and submissions. We welcome your input but please understand that if you do send us unsolicited content you acknowledge and agree that any content or suggestions shall become our property unless otherwise agreed by us.

By making a submission to us you grant a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, unlimited, assignable, sublicenseable, fully paid up and royalty free right to us to copy, prepare derivative works from, improve, distribute, publish, remove, retain, add, and use and commercialise, in any way now known or in the future discovered, anything that you submit to us, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or to any third parties. If you do not want to grant us the rights set out above, please do not make content submissions to Family Friendly HQ.


Downloading Information

You understand and agree that if you download or otherwise obtain material or data through the use of the Family Friendly HQ website, you do so at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damages to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such material or data.


Invalidity

If at any time any one or more provisions of this Agreement will be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the legality, validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement will continue in full force and effect.


Governing Law

This Agreement will be governed by the laws of Ireland and you hereby acknowledge to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts in all matters regarding it.

For additional information on data use please see our Privacy Policy.

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