ShopCountyKildare.ie background

We are a County Kildare online shopping centre, which is an initiative of Kildare County Council in association with Kildare Local Enterprise Office and Kildare Chamber of Commerce. The platform is powered by covaworld.com. The initiative of ShopCountyKildare.ie aims to empower businesses across Kildare to get online and start trading in minutes.

ShopCountyKildare.ie and Local Businesses (sellers)

ShopCountyKildare.ie is an online shopping centre where your business can sell your products and services to the larger county community. In order for you to sell on ShopCountyKildare.ie it is important that you read the terms and conditions that apply.

  1. Any purchases made on ShopCountyKildare.ie will be an agreement between you (the Retailer) and the Buyer (Consumer). The relationship is directly and only between you (the Retailer) and the buyer (Consumer). Kildare County Council, Kildare Local Enterprise Board, Kildare Chamber of Commerce is not party to any transaction and Storpal Limited t/a COVAWORLD.COM are not party to any transaction between you (the Retailer) and the Buyer (the Consumer).
  2. By registering with ShopCountyKildare.ie as a business entity, you represent that you have the authority to legally bind that entity. By trading as a business on ShopCountyKildare.ie you must comply with all applicable laws relating to online trading.
  3. You will agree to our Terms and Conditions Of Use.
  4. We will commence supplying our services to you as soon as you create your account and have been confirmed on COVAWORLD.COM.
  5. Unless you and ShopCountyKildare.ie agree otherwise, you will not be able to cancel this Agreement under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 (or any equivalent legislation in your jurisdiction) once the supply of the services has commenced.

ShopCountyKildare.ie and The Shopper

ShopCountyKildare.ie is an online shopping centre where you can browse and shop your local businesses products and services. In order for you to buy on ShopCountyKildare.ie it is important that you read the terms and conditions that apply.
  1. Any purchases made on ShopCountyKildare.ie will be an agreement between you (the buyer) and the seller (Retailer). The relationship is between you (the Buyer) and the seller (Retailer). Kildare County Council, Kildare Local Enterprise Board, Kildare Chamber of Commerce and Storpal Limited t/a COVAWORLD.COM are not party to any transaction between you (the Buyer) and the seller (the Retailer).
  2. You will agree to our Terms and Conditions Of Use.
  3. We will commence supplying our services to you as soon your account is created and confirmed.
  4. Unless you and ShopCountyKildare.ie agree otherwise, you will not be able to cancel this Agreement under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 (or any equivalent legislation in your jurisdiction) once the supply of the services has commenced.

ShopCountyKildare.ie and our Platform

  1. The platform used is powered by covaworld.com.
  2. We at Covaworld.com are not a seller or buyer but an online conduit bringing Local businesses and the customer together through ShopCountyKildare.ie website.
  3. If you reside in the Republic of Ireland or another country that is a member of the E.U., by using the services of ShopCountyKildare.ie you are agreeing to the following terms and the general principles for the websites of our subsidiaries.
You will agree to our Terms and Conditions Of Use.

If you have any questions, please refer to our contact mail at info@covaworld.com

We will commence supplying our services to you as soon your account is created and confirmed.
Unless you and ShopCountyKildare.ie agree otherwise, you will not be able to cancel this Agreement under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 (or any equivalent legislation in your jurisdiction) once the supply of the services has commenced

Terms and Conditions of Use

Before you may become a member of ShopCountyKildare.ie, you must read and accept all of these terms and conditions in, and linked to, this User Agreement.
  1. We strongly recommend that, as you read this User Agreement, you also access and read the linked information.
  2. By accepting this User Agreement, you also agree that your use of ShopCountyKildare.ie -and our sellers website's may be governed by separate user agreements and privacy policies.
  3. The agreement that applies on any of our domains and subdomains is always the agreement that appears in the footer of each website.
  4. The User Agreement constitutes a legally binding agreement between you and ShopCountyKildare.ie and the sellers website's
  5. All communications regarding agreement between you and ShopCountyKildare.ie shall be transmitted electronically
You may not use our sites and services if you are under the age of 18 or you are not able to form legally binding contracts, or if your ShopCountyKildare.ie membership has been suspended.

While using ShopCountyKildare.ie, you will not:
  • Post, list or upload content or items in an inappropriate category or areas on our sites;
  • breach any laws, sell any counterfeit items or otherwise infringe the copyright, trade mark or other rights of third parties;
  • breach our policies including, without limitation, the Prohibited and Restricted Items policies and the other policies linked to from the Additional Terms section below; fail to deliver items purchased from you, unless the buyer fails to meet the posted terms, or you cannot authenticate the buyer's identity;
  • manipulate the price of any item or interfere with other user's listings;
  • circumvent or manipulate our fee structure, the billing process, or fees owed to ShopCountyKildare.ie;
  • post false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory, or libellous content (including personal information);
  • take any action that may undermine the feedback or ratings systems (such as displaying, importing or exporting feedback information to non- ShopCountyKildare.ie sites or for using it for purposes unrelated to covaworld.com);
  • transfer your ShopCountyKildare.ie account (including feedback) and User ID to another party without our consent;
  • distribute or post spam, chain letters, or pyramid schemes;
  • distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm ShopCountyKildare.ie, or the interests or property of ShopCountyKildare.ie users;
  • copy, modify, or distribute content from our sites and ShopCountyKildare.ie copyrights and trademarks; or
  • harvest or otherwise collect information about users, including email addresses, without their consent.
By registering with ShopCountyKildare.ie as a business entity, you represent that you have the authority to legally bind that entity. By trading as a business on ShopCountyKildare.ie, you must comply with all applicable laws relating to online trading.

We will commence supplying our services to you as soon as you accept this Agreement.

Unless you and ShopCountyKildare.ie agree otherwise, you will not be able to cancel this Agreement under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 (or any equivalent legislation in your jurisdiction) once the supply of the services has commenced.

Abusing ShopCountyKildare.ie

ShopCountyKildare.ie and the ShopCountyKildare.ie community work together to keep our sites and services working properly and the community safe. Please report problems, offensive content, and policy breaches to us at info@covaworld.com.

ShopCountyKildare.ie programme works to ensure that listed items do not infringe upon the copyright, trademark or other rights of third parties. If you believe that your rights have been infringed, please notify ShopCountyKildare.ie at info@covaworld.com and we will investigate. Without limiting other remedies, we may issue you with warnings, limit, suspend, or terminate our service and user accounts, restrict or prohibit access to, and your activities on, our sites, delay or remove hosted content, and take technical and legal steps to keep you off our sites if:
    we think that you are creating problems (including, without limitation, by harassing ShopCountyKildare.ie staff or other users) or exposing us or another ShopCountyKildare.ie user to financial loss or legal liabilities;
  • we think that you are acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this Agreement or our policies;
  • despite our reasonable endeavours, we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us;
We also reserve the right to cancel unconfirmed accounts, or accounts that have been inactive for a long time.

You agree not to hold ShopCountyKildare.ie responsible for any loss you may incur as a result of ShopCountyKildare.ie taking any of the actions described above.

No Spam Policy

We do not tolerate spam (unsolicited commercial communications). Please set your ShopCountyKildare.ie notification preferences so we communicate to you as you prefer. You may not add other ShopCountyKildare.ie users, even a user who has purchased an item from you, to your mailing list (email or physical mail) without their consent.

You may not use our communication tools to send spam or otherwise send content that would breach our User Agreement. We automatically scan and may manually filter messages to check for spam, viruses, phishing attacks and other malicious activity or illegal or prohibited content, but we do not permanently store such messages. If you send an email to an email address that is not a registered ShopCountyKildare.ie email address belonging to a ShopCountyKildare.ie member, we do not permanently store that email or use that email address for any marketing purpose. We do not rent or sell these email addresses.

To report spam from other ShopCountyKildare.ie users, please contact ShopCountyKildare.ie

Using Information about Other ShopCountyKildare.ie Users

ShopCountyKildare.ie enables users to share personal and financial information in order to complete transactions. When users are involved in a transaction, they may obtain access to each other's name, user ID, email address, and other contact information, postal information and financial information. We cannot guarantee that other users will respect the privacy or security of your information and therefore we encourage you to evaluate the privacy and security policies of your trading partners before entering into transactions and choosing to share your information with them. Similarly, we ask you to respect other users' privacy and disclose your privacy and security policies to them. In all cases, you must comply with data protection laws and give other users a chance to remove themselves from your database and a chance to review the information you have collected about them.

You agree to use user information only in accordance with applicable laws and regulations (including, without limitation, data protection laws) and only for:
    transaction-related purposes that are not unsolicited commercial communications using services offered through ShopCountyKildare.ie; and their purposes that a user expressly agrees to.

Fees

Joining ShopCountyKildare.ie is free. We do charge fees for direct business costs such as hosting and card processing and other services as agreed between you and ShopCountyKildare.ie. Our fee policy may change from time to time after you receive notification electronically from ShopCountyKildare.ie. Changes to that Policy are effective after we provide you with at least fourteen days' notice of them by email, by posting the changes on the ShopCountyKildare.ie site. We may choose to temporarily change the fees for our services for promotional events or new services, and such changes are effective when we post the temporary promotional event or new service on our sites.

Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in Euros. You agree that we will issue you with invoices in electronic format for all fees charged.

Content

When you give us content, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise the copyright, publicity, trademarks, database rights and intellectual property rights you have in the content, in any media known now or in the future. In addition, you waive all moral rights you have in the content to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Liability

Nothing in this Agreement shall limit or exclude our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or the negligence of our agents or employees or for any other liability that cannot be limited or excluded by law.

You will not hold ShopCountyKildare.ie, Kildare County Council, Kildare Local Enterprise Office, Kildare chamber of Commerce or Storpal Ltd. t/a covaworld.com responsible for any loss you may incur as a result of ShopCountyKildare.ie taking any of the actions described in the Abusing ShopCountyKildare.ie section above nor for other users' actions or inactions, including things they post. Our sites are a venue to allow anyone to offer, sell, and buy just about anything, at any time, from anywhere in County Kildare.

At no point do Kildare County Council, Kildare Local Enterprise Office, Kildare Chamber of Comerce or Storpal Ltd trading as covaworld.com have possession of anything listed or sold through ShopCountyKildare.ie . We do not review users' listings or content and are not involved in the actual transaction between buyers and sellers. We have no control over and do not guarantee the quality, safety or legality of items advertised, the truth or accuracy of listings, the truth or accuracy of feedback or other content posted by users on our sites, the ability of sellers to sell items, the ability of buyers to pay for items, or that a buyer or seller will actually complete a transaction.

Please do not assume that the offer, sale, purchase, export or import of any item is valid and legal simply because it is listed on one of our sites.

You accept sole responsibility for the legality of your actions under laws applying to you and the legality of any items you list on any of our sites.

Although we use techniques that aim to verify the accuracy and truth of the information provided by our users, user verification on the internet is difficult. ShopCountyKildare.ie cannot and does not confirm, and is not responsible for ensuring, the accuracy or truthfulness of users' purported identities or the validity of the information which they provide to us or post on our sites.

We cannot guarantee continuous or secure access to our services, and operation of our sites may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our control. While we will use our reasonable endeavours to maintain an uninterrupted service, we cannot guarantee this and we do not give any promises or warranties (whether express or implied) about the availability of our services.

We shall not be liable to you in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise for any business losses, such as loss of data, profits, revenue, business, opportunity, goodwill, reputation or business interruption or for any losses which are not reasonably foreseeable by us arising out of your use of our sites and services. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of warranties or exclusion of damages, so such disclaimers and exclusions may not apply to you.

Access and Interference

Our sites contain robot exclusion headers. Much of the information on our sites is updated on a real-time basis and is proprietary or is licensed to ShopCountyKildare.ie by our users or third parties. You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access our sites for any purpose without our express written permission.

Additionally, you agree that you will not:
  • take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
  • copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, or publicly display any content (except for Your Information) from our sites without the prior expressed written permission of ShopCountyKildare.ie and the appropriate third party, as applicable;
  • interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of our sites or any activities conducted on our sites; or
  • bypass our robot exclusion headers or other measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to our sites.

Privacy

We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We use your information only as described in the ShopCountyKildare.ie Privacy Policy. We view protection of users' privacy as a very important community principle. We store and process your information on computers located in Ireland that are protected by physical as well as technological security devices. You can access and modify the information you provide us and choose not to receive certain communications by signing-in to your account. We use third parties to verify and certify our privacy principles. For a complete description of how we use and protect your personal information, see the ShopCountyKildare.ie Privacy Policy. If you object to your Information being transferred or used in this way please do not continue to use our services.

Compensation

You agree that you will only use our sites and services in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in this Agreement. You will compensate us in full for any losses or costs, including reasonable legal fees we incur arising out of any breach by you of this Agreement or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.

No Agency

No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.

Notices

We shall send notices to you by email to the email address you provide to covaworld.com during the registration process (in your case). Notice shall be deemed given 24 hours after email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid.

Third Party Rights

A person who is not a party to this Agreement has no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of this User Agreement but this does not affect any right or remedy of a third party specified in this Agreement or which exists or is available apart from that Act.

Fraud Protection for Retailers

Goods despatched to and signed for by Retailer are to be treated as property of the Retailer until collection by, or delivery to, the consumer. Retailer is to seek production of unique transaction number for goods along with another form of photographic identification (valid drivers licence or passport) from customer on collection / delivery of goods. Any fraud committed at this stage is the responsibility of the Retailer and the Retailer is liable to reimburse losses incurred by any party.

Resolution of Disputes

If a dispute arises between you and ShopCountyKildare.ie, we strongly encourage you to first contact us directly to seek a resolution by going to the ShopCountyKildare.ie Contact page. We will consider reasonable requests to resolve the dispute through alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation or arbitration, as alternatives to litigation. This Agreement shall be governed and construed in all respects by the laws of the Republic of Ireland. You and ShopCountyKildare.ie both agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish Court