Terms and Conditions
2. Changes in Terms and Conditions
3. Age and Responsibility
If you are under the age of 16, you may only use this website in conjunction with and under the supervision of your parents or guardian. By using this website you understand that you are financially responsible for all use of this website by you and those using your log-on information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorised use or any other breach of security.
4. Use of Website
Registration is not required if you simply want to browse through the advertisements on this website. However, registration is required to place advertisements, save searches etc. In order to complete the registration you must choose a User ID and password. You will be asked to provide information such as your name, address, telephone number and email address. All information supplied must be complete and accurate. The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper Limited may restrict the User ID or password you can choose. You are responsible for all actions taken under your account and you agree only to use or utilise this website using your own User ID and password. You must make reasonable efforts to keep your password safe and not disclose it to any other person or permit either directly or indirectly any other person to utilise your User ID or password. You agree to immediately notify The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper Limited of any unauthorised use of your User ID and/or password. The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper Limited can terminate your registration without prior notice at the discretion of The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper Limited.
6. Placing Ads
All advertisements offered for publication in The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper must be legal, honest and truthful and must comply with the Irish Code of Advertising Practice and The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper Limited’s advertising and editorial policies and are accepted for publication, at The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper Limited's absolute discretion. All advertisements may be edited and classified at The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper Limited's sole and absolute discretion. All advertisements contained on this website are accepted for publication and published in good faith, but it is emphasised that The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper Limited does not, in any circumstances, accept responsibility for the accuracy or otherwise of any advertisement or message published either online or off-line (nor is any kind of warranty expressed or implied by such publication). All private, trade & business advertisements in The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper or on this website must be prepaid where payment is required. Multiple items for sale in a single online classified advert, is not permitted. The Publisher cannot refund Advertisers who wish to cancel their advertisement once their advertisement has run for one issue. All users are advised to check details of each advertisement carefully before entering into any agreements of any kind. If in doubt please seek legal advice.
7. Commercial Advertisers
8. Period of Advertisement
Trade advertisements will remain active on the website for the time specified at the time of purchase.
10. Copyright notice and limited licence
12. Export control
13. The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper Limited dealings with content
14. Links to third party websites
This website contains links to third party websites. Your use of third party websites is subject to the terms and conditions of use contained within each of those websites. Access to any other website through this website is at your own risk. The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper Limited is not responsible or liable for the accuracy of any information, data, opinions, statements made on these websites or the security of any link or communication with those websites. The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper Limited reserves the right to terminate a link to a third party website at any time. The fact that The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper Limited provides a link to a third party website does not mean that The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper Limited endorses, authorises or sponsors that website, nor does it mean that The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper Limited is affiliated with the third party websites, owners or sponsors. The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper Limited provides these links merely as a convenience for those who use this website.
All use by you of this website is at your own risk. You assume complete responsibility for, and for all risk of loss resulting from, your downloading and/or using of, or referring to or relying on facilities, services or materials provided on this website, or any other information obtained from your use of this website. You agree that The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper Limited and providers of telecommunications and network services to The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper Limited will not be liable for damages arising out of your use or your inability to use this website, and you hereby waive any and all claims with respect thereto, whether based on contract, tort or other grounds. This website is available to all users "as is" and without any representations or warranties of any kind, either express or implied. The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper Limited makes no representations, warranties or undertakings that this website, or the server that makes it available, will be free from defects, including, but not limited to viruses or other harmful elements. The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper Limited accepts no liability for any infection by computer virus, bug, tampering, unauthorised access, intervention, alteration or use, fraud, theft, technical failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay, or any event or occurrence beyond the control of The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper Limited, which corrupts or effects the administration, security, fairness and the integrity or proper conduct of any aspect of this website. The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper Limited makes no representations, warranties or undertakings about any of the facilities, services and/or materials on this website (including without limitation, their accuracy, their completeness or their merchantability, quality or fitness for a particular purpose.
16. Limitation of liability
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, neither The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper Limited or any of its officers, directors, employees, affiliates or other representatives will be liable for loss or damages arising out of or in connection with your use of any facilities, services and/or the materials offered or transactions entered into through or from this website or services through this website, including, but not limited to, indirect or consequential loss or damages, loss of data, loss of income, profit or opportunity, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties, even if The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper Limited has been advised of the possibility of such loss or damages, or such loss or damages were reasonably foreseeable. In no event shall The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper Limited nor any of its officers, directors, employees, affiliates or other representatives be liable for any damages whatsoever resulting from the statements or conduct of any third party or the interruption, suspension or termination of the services, whether such interruption, suspension or termination was justified or not, negligent or intentional, inadvertent or advertent. Without limiting the foregoing, under no circumstances shall The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper Limited or any of its officers, directors, employees, affiliates or other 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 failure, computer equipment failures, telecommunication failures, other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, lay-way disputes, riots, interactions, civil disturbances, shortages of labour or materials, fires, floats, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, non-performance of third party.
17. Off-line conduct
18. Privacy statement
19. Jurisdiction and governing law
SCAMS & ILLEGAL ADS
How do I report a scam?
We are always eager to hear of unscrupulous traders/advertisers. If you have any information you feel would be important, please contact us on 074 9126410. Please be assured that your confidentiality would be guaranteed by law under the Data Protection Act (1988).
How do I report an advert which may be illegal or abusive?
All adverts online have a 'Report Ad' link which allows you to highlight adverts which may be abusive or illegal. The link can be found on the right hand side, above the advert copy. The information you provide will help our customer services team decide the legality of the advert.
Can you remove an advert for an illegal item?
As and when we can establish the illegality of an advert appearing either online or within our publications, we will remove the advert and put steps in place to ensure that it doesn't appear again.
I think these goods may be stolen.
If you have reason to believe that items purchased through The Dealer "Free-Ads" Paper or thedealer.ie were stolen, please contact your local Garda Station. You'll find contact details for your area in the local phone book and the Gardai will be able to advise you on the correct course of action to employ.
An item stolen from me has appeared in The Dealer "Free-Ads" Paper or thedealer.ie.
If you have reason to believe that items stolen from you have appeared in The Dealer "Free-Ads" Paper or thedealer.ie, please contact your local Garda Station. You'll find contact details for your area in the local phone book and the Gardai will be able to advise you on the correct course of action to employ. Please also send information relating to this to the The Dealer "Free-Ads" Paper, High Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal or phone us on 074 9126410 or email email@example.com. Please be assured that your confidentiality would be guaranteed by law under the Data Protection Act (1988).
Be careful when meeting buyers at home
Most private advertisers sell their goods from home. For personal ease and safety, always ensure that there is a friend with you before you allow someone into your home.
When selling valuable items - such as a car - you could ask for a personal cheque to be cleared before you part with your goods, and offer a receipt as proof of purchase. In the case of bankers' drafts, it is wise to go to the bank together and watch it being drawn up.
For items that are worth only a few pounds, it's easier and more convenient to pay in cash. To be safe, when you go to visit the person selling the item you are interested in, don’t take more money than you are planning on spending.
We recommend that buyers NEVER send goods before receiving money.
In both cases, the cheque will clear into your bank, only to be stopped/refused weeks later. At this point, the Banks/Building Societies will take the full cheque amount back out of your account. Not only will you have lost the goods, you will be out of pocket for the amount of their original cheque.
I've sent the advertiser my money but he has not sent the goods.
Unfortunately, we are unable to interfere in the private transactions between a buyer and a seller. However, if you can provide us with a letter of complaint, we will keep this on permanent file under the advertiser's records. You may wish to contact your local citizen’s advice bureau, who will be able to advise you on the best course of action to take. The number for your local office can be found in the phone book.
The advertiser wants me to send cash up front - what should I do?
Don't do it. We recommend that buyers NEVER send cash or cheques through the post, or place money directly into a seller's bank account, in advance of receiving goods.
Once you have bought an item from a private seller, you have no legal comeback if it turns out to be faulty. Therefore, check the goods thoroughly before handing over the money. If the seller still has the receipts, or a warranty, so much the better.
Be careful when meeting sellers at their home
Most private advertisers sell their goods from home. For personal ease and safety, always ensure you take someone with you. If you're answering a home service ad, ask the advertiser to produce identity and proof of qualification before inviting them into your home.
If travel is involved in the transaction, always remember to write down the contact details of the people you are visiting, or the people who are visiting you. If, for whatever reason, you are unable to make the appointment, notify them in advance.