The Agreement sets out the legally binding terms and conditions for your use of the website at https://www.storetown.net/ (the "Site") and all services provided by storetown.net on the Site, from which storetown.net owns and operates its proprietary online advertising platform, Storetown.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete all or parts of this Agreement at any time without notice to you. The date shown at the end of this Agreement will be updated to show the date of the most current changes.
You must register with storetown.net if you wish to offer a product or service for sale from the Site.
The Site is available only to, and may only be used by, individuals who are 18 years of age or older, who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law, and who are physically located within the United Kingdom. You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years old, have the capacity to form and enter into a legally binding contract, and are physically located within the United Kingdom. We may, in our sole discretion, refuse access to or use of the Site to any person or entity at any time. This provision is void where prohibited by law and the right to access the Site is revoked in such jurisdictions.
Use of Site
You shall not use the Site for any illegal or unauthorized purpose and you shall not violate any laws including, but not limited to, intellectual property laws.
Much of the information on the Site is updated on a real-time basis and is proprietary or is licensed to storetown.net by our users or third parties. You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site for any purpose without our prior express 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 from the Site without the prior express written permission of storetown.net and the appropriate third party, as applicable;
- interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on or with the Site; or
- bypass our robot exclusion headers or other measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site.
The Site is a platform used to facilitate interactions between sellers and buyers. storetown.net is not directly involved in the transactions between buyers and sellers nor does it have any involvement in the formation of a contract between a buyer and a seller. storetown.net does not transfer legal ownership of any product or item from a seller to a buyer.
storetown.net cannot guarantee the true identity, age, and nationality of a user and encourages you to communicate directly with potential transaction partners through the tools available on the Site and asks that you do not arrange to meet users from the Site in person.
You agree that the Site is a platform and that storetown.net is not responsible or liable for any content, for example, data, text, information, usernames, graphics, images, photographs, profiles, audio, video, items, and links posted by you, other users, or outside parties on the Site. You use the Site at your own risk.
Username and Password. During registration, you will be asked to create a username and password. Your username may be an email address. Your password should be unique. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of such password, which you should keep secure. You are fully responsible for all activity, liability and damage resulting from your failure to use or maintain your password confidentially. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your username and/or password or any other breach of security. You agree not to provide your username and password combination to any other person; however, if you disclose your user name and password combination to another person, then you agree that storetown.net is not, and will not be, liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to keep and maintain your password secure and confidential or from your disclosure or sharing of such information with others. If you forget your password, then storetown.net will reset your password after validating your identity and issue a generic password, which will be sent to your email address, to allow you to access your account to create a new unique password. You understand and acknowledge that your email address will be used as your username. storetown.net is not responsible or liable for any damage or loss resulting from the hacking or misuse of such email address or related account.
Other Users. You may add other users to your account by providing their email addresses. You acknowledge that information sent to you may also be sent to the other email addresses in your account. Notwithstanding the addition of other users to your account, you acknowledge and agree that you are responsible and liable for any and all actions, inactions, omissions, conduct, and activity performed with your user name and password combination.
URL Address. All sellers will be required to provide a URL address for their website.
Fees & Billing
storetown.net does not charge users for accessing or browsing the Site. However, when you register with storetown.net as a seller, you will be charged a set-up fee and a monthly subscription fee. storetown.net may offer, at its sole discretion, new or add-on services to its members at additional fees and subject to additional terms and conditions promulgated by storetown.net from time to time. Your use of such new or add-on services is subject to those additional terms and conditions, which are incorporated into this Agreement by this reference. Any charges for new services or add-ons will be in addition to your set-up fee and monthly subscription fee. storetown.net may amend or change its fees and billing policy at any time. storetown.net will provide you with notice of changes to its fees and billing policy by posting the change on the Site and such changes will become effective at the start of your next billing cycle.
storetown.net will send a monthly automated invoice to your email address on file with storetown.net detailing the amount due for that month. An automatic deduction will be made to your PayPal account. You will receive an email from storetown.net letting you know the amount that was charged. You can also view the information by accessing your account on the Site. All fees are non-refundable.
If at the time billing is processed there are insufficient funds in your PayPal account or your account(s) is closed, then we may choose to either reprocess billing for your account or suspend your use of your account with storetown.net until we receive payment along with all services offered in connection with that account. You are responsible for paying all fees due to storetown.net and for paying all third party fees and applicable taxes associated with all transactions facilitated through the Site.
Termination and Payment
You shall remain liable to pay storetown.net for all unpaid fees plus any interest thereon, as applicable, irrespective of your account being suspended, closed, cancelled or terminated. If the amounts billed to your account are not paid in full or become past due, then we may either suspend your use of the account and all services offered in connection with that account or we may terminate the account and send your account to collections. If you have a question or wish to dispute a charge, then you should immediately contact storetown.net.
Online Portal. After you complete registration, you must establish an online portal on the Site, which will be an abridged version of your website which will be used to offer products and services for sale, in such a form as may be approved by storetown.net (the "Portal"). The Portal will be displayed on the Site and will be hosted by storetown.net. Subject always to final approval by storetown.net, you are responsible for customisation of your Portal including, without limitation, inputting or uploading text, pictures, logos, images, video, audio, graphics, pricing, terms and conditions of your offers for sale, all other information related to you, business, products and services. storetown.net does not claim any intellectual property rights in, over or to the material you upload or input to your Portal. All such material remains your property. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you shall be solely responsible for the management of all information related to pricing, products and services and storetown.net shall not be liable for any such information or for the correctness, accuracy or completeness of any such information.
storetown.net Obligations regarding the Portal. storetown.net will display the Portal on the Site and will host the Portal on a shared server. Reasonable endeavours will be used to keep the server up and running at all times but storetown.net does not make any guarantee regarding server uptime.
You acknowledge that:
- the provision of services by storetown.net may cause your website’s search engine results page rankings and traffic levels to decrease as well as increase;
- it can, in any event, take many months to see any significant changes upon the ranking of a website in the search engine results pages;
- search engine algorithms will change from time-to-time, which may affect your website’s rankings in the search engine results pages and storetown.net has no control over such changes; and
- storetown.net shall bear no responsibility for your website’s rankings in search engine results and shall not be liable for any alterations to your website by you or on your behalf, that have an adverse effect on your website’s rankings in the search engine results pages.
Offers for Sale
We are not directly involved in any transaction between buyers and sellers and we have no involvement in the formation of a contract between a buyer and a seller. Consequently, we do not transfer legal ownership of any items from the seller to the buyer, and we do not have control over the quality, safety, morality or legality of any aspect of the goods or services offered for sale by sellers, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of sellers to sell goods and services, or the ability of buyers to pay for such goods and services. Therefore, you agree that storetown.net is not liable or responsible for any matter arising out of a transaction between a seller and a buyer.
By offering a product or service for sale on your Portal, you warrant that (a) you and all aspects of the product or service comply with this Agreement and our published policies, (b) you have full rights to sell the product or service, (c) you are licensed to sell the product or service, if so required, (d) you may legally sell the product and/or service listed on your Portal, and (e) the product and/or service is available for sale.
You must accurately describe your product and/or service, the pricing, and all terms and conditions of your offer for sale on your Portal. In addition, your offer for sale should include text descriptions, pictures, images, video, audio, graphics, and any other information relevant to the sale of the product and/or service. All items must be listed in an appropriate category with appropriate keywords. Each offer must accurately, truthfully, and completely describe the product and/or service offered for sale.
You are solely responsible for ensuring full compliance with all applicable laws relating to online trading.
You must establish written policies about shipping, returns, and payment. Your policies should contain terms that are reasonable and you must abide by your policies, which must comply with, and not be contrary to, our policies. You are solely responsible for enforcing your own policies.
The price stated in each offer for sale must be an accurate representation of the sale. You may charge reasonable shipping and handling fees to cover the costs for postage and packing.
You will be responsible for payment of all applicable taxes for all sales resulting from an offer to sell a product and/or service on your Portal.
Order fulfilment is your sole responsibility. All products and services offered for sale on your Portal and purchased from you must be fulfilled by you in a timely manner following completion of an order, unless otherwise agreed by you and the buyer. Failure to fulfil orders in a timely manner may cause your account to be suspended.
storetown.net reserves the right to, in our sole discretion, temporarily suspended or deactivate your account and your Portal, or to permanently close your account and your Portal.
User Ratings. Users may review, rate, and comment on a seller and the seller’s business, product, or service. It is understand that such reviews, ratings and comments are not made by storetown.net. It is agreed that storetown.net shall not be responsible or liable for any damage or loss, directly or indirectly, caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with any such review, rating and/or comment.
You are solely responsible for your conduct and activities on and related to the Site and any and all data, text, information, usernames, graphics, images, photographs, profiles, audio, video, items, and links (together, "Your Content") that you submit, post, and display on the Site.
Restricted Activities: Your Content and your use of the Site:
- must not be false, inaccurate or misleading;
- must not be fraudulent or involve the sale of illegal, counterfeit or stolen items;
- must not involve the sale of real fur items;
- must not infringe upon any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary or intellectual property rights or rights of publicity or privacy;
- must not breach this Agreement, any site policy or community guidelines, or any applicable law or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising);
- must not involve the sale of items that have been identified as hazardous to consumers;
- must not be defamatory, libellous, unlawfully threatening, unlawfully harassing, or impersonate or intimidate any person (including storetown.net staff or other users), or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person, through for example, the use of a similar email address, nicknames, or creation of false account(s) or any other method or device;
- must not be obscene;
- must not contain or transmit any code of a destructive nature that may damage, interfere with, intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information;
- must not modify, adapt or hack the Site or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with the Site; and
- must not link directly or indirectly, reference or contain descriptions of goods or services that are prohibited under this Agreement or other policy documents as posted on the Site.
Except for Your Content, storetown.net owns or has rights to (a) all intellectual property on the Site including without limitation, all trade names, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, and patents; (b) all code and functionality of the Site; and (c) all text, designs, graphics, pictures, images, and information on the Site (collectively, the “storetown.net Content”). You may use the Site solely in connection with the intended purpose and use of the Site. No right, title, interest, or license in any storetown.net Content is transferred to you. storetown.net retains all of its intellectual property rights in all storetown.net Content.
You agree not to (a) access or attempt to access the storetown.net Content or (b) alter, copy, decompile, reverse engineer, distribute, transmit, or otherwise appropriate or modify any storetown.net Content.
storetown.net may make available to you certain hyperlinks or technology, which may contain storetown.net Content, for purposes of social sharing. You agree to use such hyperlinks or technology only for the purpose it is provided and for no other purpose. You agree not to alter, modify, manipulate, or interfere with the hyperlink or technology or their functionality.
We do not claim any ownership rights in or to Your Content; however, by inputting or uploading Your Content onto the Site, you give storetown.net a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, sub-licensable, royalty-free license to use Your Content and to exercise any and all copyright, publicity rights, trademarks, database rights and intellectual property rights you have in Your Content, in any media known now or in the future. In addition, you waive all moral rights you have in Your Content to the fullest extent permitted by law and you give storetown.net the right, with respect to Your Content, to publish, display, copyright, distribute, catalogue, organize in a database or directory the same in any form or media, and to exercise any other rights you have in Your Content. Moreover, you give storetown.net the right to store, re-format, and display Your Content on the Site in any manner deemed appropriate by storetown.net.
By uploading Your Content to the Site you promise that you own and/or have the right to use such Content in this manner and that Your Content does not infringe any third party intellectual property rights. In the event that storetown.net receives a complaint in respect of any of Your Content, storetown.net reserves the right to remove any of Your Content immediately and it shall be your sole responsibility to deal with such a complaint and to compensate storetown.net for any loss suffered.
As part of a transaction, you may obtain personal information, including email address and shipping information, from another user. Without obtaining prior permission from the other user, this personal information shall only be used for that transaction or for Site-related communications. storetown.net has not granted you a license to use the information for unsolicited commercial messages. Without limiting the foregoing, without express consent from the user, you are not licensed to add any user of the Site to your email or physical mail list.
Re-posting of Your Content
By posting Your Content on the Site, it is possible for a third party to re-post Your Content on another website. You agree to hold harmless storetown.net for any dispute concerning the use of Your Content. If you post on another website the image of any product or services offered for sale on the Site, then such image posted on another website must provide a link back to the listing on the Site.
Scope of Control
If you rely on any review, rating or comment to decide whether or not to do business with a seller or whether or not to purchase a product or service, then you do so at your own risk. storetown.net does not endorse any company, content, products, goods, services, or other items listed for sale on the Site or any other websites or other resources associated with any user of the Site. You agree that storetown.net shall not be responsible or liable for any damage or loss, directly or indirectly, caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, products, goods, services, reviews, ratings, comments, or any other information available on the Site or on any websites or resource posted, linked to, or referenced on, the Site.
You may find some content to be offensive, harmful, inaccurate, or deceptive. There are also risks of dealing with underage persons or people acting under false pretences. By using the Site, you agree to accept such risk. We encourage you to confirm and verify all users before engaging in any transaction.
You agree that storetown.net is not liable for any and all acts or omissions of users on the Site. Please use caution and common sense when engaging in communications and entering into transactions with users of the Site. You use the Site at your own risk.
Suggestions & Recommendations
All recommendations and suggestions and all ideas contained therein submitted by you to storetown.net are non-confidential and non-proprietary and will be treated as such. storetown.net shall not be liable for the disclosure or use of any recommendation, suggestion, or idea submitted by you. You hereby give storetown.net all of your rights, title and interest in and to all recommendations, suggestions, and ideas submitted to storetown.net. If, for any reason, the foregoing transfer of your rights to storetown.net is not held to be valid, then you hereby give storetown.net a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, fully-paid, and transferable license to incorporate, use, publish and exploit the recommendations, suggestions and ideas submitted by you to storetown.net for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise without any right to receive compensation of any kind or nature and an accounting, and without further recourse by you. All communications between you and storetown.net are subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
storetown.net is not responsible or liable for the use, connectivity or availability of hyperlinks to other websites and storetown.net does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, products, services, or other materials available on or through such websites. You agree that storetown.net shall not be liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, products, services or other materials available on or through such websites.
Resolution of Disputes and Release
In the event a dispute arises between you and storetown.net, please contact storetown.net.
Any dispute arising from or relating to the subject matter of this Agreement shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. Use of the Site is not authorised in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of the Agreement, including without limitation, this section.
Should you have a dispute with one or more users, or an outside party, you release storetown.net from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
storetown.net, for the benefit of users, may try to help users resolve disputes. but storetown.net does so in its sole discretion, and it has no obligation to resolve disputes between users or between users and outside parties. To the extent that storetown.net attempts to resolve a dispute it will do so in good faith based solely on this Agreement and its policies. storetown.net will not make judgments regarding legal issues or claims and all disputes related to financial transactions will ultimately be determined by PayPal.
storetown.net 's Intellectual Property
Storetown, the domain name https://www.storetown.net/ and other Storetown graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are trademarks or trade dress of storetown.net. storetown.net 's copyright, trademarks, service marks, logos, business name, domain names, rights in get up and trade dress and all other intellectual property rights may not be used, including without limitation as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names or email addresses, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion.
Without limiting any other remedies, storetown.net may, without notice, and without refunding any fees, delay or immediately remove Your Content, warn storetown.net’s community of a user's actions, issue a warning to a user, temporarily suspend a user, temporarily or indefinitely suspend a user's account privileges, terminate a user's account, prohibit access to the Site, and take technical and legal steps to keep a user off the Site and refuse to provide services to a user if any of the following apply:
- storetown.net is unable to verify or authenticate any of your personal information or Your Content; or
- storetown.net believes that a user is acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of storetown.net's policies and/or this Agreement, has engaged in improper or fraudulent activity in connection with the Site or the actions may cause legal liability or financial loss to other users or to storetown.net.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, storetown.net PROVIDES THE SITE AND THE SERVICES "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY AND storetown.net SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, PERFORMANCE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN ADDITION, NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION (ORAL OR WRITTEN) OBTAINED BY YOU FROM storetown.net SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY.
SUBJECT TO storetown.net’S LIABILITY FOR FRAUD, OR FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY ITS OWN NEGLIGENCE (AS TO WHICH NO EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY) AND SUBJECT TO ANY OTHER LIABILITY WHICH MAY NOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL storetown.net BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, AND/OR INCIDENTAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE SITE, THE CONDUCT OF YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SITE, THE SERVICES, OR THIS AGREEMENT.
SUBJECT TO THE FOREGOING LIABILITY LIMIT, storetown.net’S LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES IS LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF (A) THE AMOUNT OF FEES YOU PAY TO storetown.net IN THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACTION GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY, OR (B) £100.00.
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD storetown.net HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIM OR DEMAND, INCLUDING REASONABLE LEGAL FEES, MADE BY ANY THIRD PARTY DUE TO OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT OR THE DOCUMENTS IT INCORPORATES BY REFERENCE, OR YOUR BREACH OF ANY LAW OR THE RIGHTS OF A THIRD PARTY.
storetown.net does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted access to the Site, and the operation of the Site may be interfered with by numerous factors outside storetown.net's control or otherwise.
Legal Compliance and Taxes
You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws and regulations regarding your use of the Site and any storetown.net service and, if applicable, your listing, purchase, solicitation of offers to purchase, and sale of items. In addition, you shall be responsible for paying any and all taxes applicable to any purchases or sales of items you make on the Site.
If any provision of this Agreement is held unenforceable, then such provision will be modified to reflect the parties' intentions. All remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.
You and storetown.net are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.
Choice of Law
This Agreement shall in all respects be interpreted and governed by the laws of England and Wales.
The accrued rights of the parties as at the termination or expiration of this Agreement and the continuation of any provision of this Agreement expressly stated to survive or implicitly surviving termination or expiration, shall survive termination or expiration of this Agreement.
Except as explicitly stated otherwise by storetown.net, any notices to storetown.net shall be given by first class post to: Building 2, First Floor, Flag Business Exchange, Vicarage Farm Road, Peterborough, PE1 5TX. Notice shall be deemed to have been given three days after the date of posting. Except as explicitly stated otherwise by storetown.net, any notices to you shall be given by email to the email address you provide to storetown.net. Notice shall be deemed to have been given 24 hours after an email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid.
The services hereunder are offered by storetown.net Limited, located at Building 2, First Floor, Flag Business Exchange, Vicarage Farm Road, Peterborough, PE1 5TX.