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Access to the website (thevehiclesite.co.uk) is subject to the following terms and conditions, privacy policy and posting rules. Please take time to read through all these before continuing to use the Website.

On accessing the website on this and on each subsequent occasion you will be deemed to have accepted all of the terms and conditions, privacy policy and the posting rules that apply to its use and to the facilities and services provided by it. If you don't wish to be bound by what you read below, you should not use our website. We reserve the right to alter these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice and it is your obligation to check if changes have been made. Your use of the Website after changes are posted on-line shall constitute acceptance of all the new terms and conditions.

In these terms and conditions:
"we/us/our" means The Vehicle Site.co.uk;
"website" means the website (The Vehicle Site.co.uk);
"you"/"your" means the user of the website.

Access to Website

Access to our website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our website without prior notice. We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our website, or our entire website, to users who have registered with us. This may be for any reason which we feel deems such action.

Our Content

In consideration of our agreeing to permit you to use the website, you agree that you will only use, reproduce and print materials comprising the results of such searches for your own personal, non-commercial purposes. In particular, you must not use the contact details provided by private or trade advertisers on our website to contact such advertisers other than in connection with a genuine enquiry relating to the purchase by you of the item and/or service in question.

Except as expressly provided in this Agreement, all of the content on this website is the property of Thevehiclesite.co.uk or has been licensed for use by Thevehiclesite.co.uk and is protected by UK and international copyright laws. "Content" means any information, mode of expression, or other material and services found on our website. This includes discussion boards, chat, software, our writings, graphics and any and all other features found on this website. Any copying, distribution, storing or transmission of any kind, or any sort of commercial use of our content is strictly prohibited without our prior written permission.

The pages contained in the website may contain technical inaccuracies and typographical errors. The information in these pages may be updated from time to time and may at times be out of date. We accept no responsibility for keeping the information in these pages up to date or liability for any failure to do so.

The information contained in the material in the website is only for information purposes. The material on the Website does not constitute advice and you should not rely on any material on the website to make (or refrain from making) any decision or take (or refrain from taking) any action.

The website contains material submitted and created by private and trade dealers and other third parties. We exclude all liability for any illegality arising from or error, omission or inaccuracy in such material.

We give no warranties, conditions, guarantees or representations, express or implied, as to:-

(a) the completeness or accuracy of the advice and information contained or given on the website or any website to which it is linked;
(b) the content of the advertisements for vehicles/items/services included in our database, including but not limited to the ownership, quality, authenticity of any photographs, compliance with description or fitness for purpose of any such vehicles items/services;
(c) the completeness of the results of any search of our database or that the vehicles/items/services selected by the search are the only vehicles/items/services on our database which might meet the searcher's requirements. the forum and it's contents, the information exchanged via the online chat facility and any advertisement placed on the website, it's accuracy or completeness of the advice and information contained therein.

If you are dissatisfied with the website or any content or materials on it, your sole exclusive remedy is to discontinue your use of the website.

Please note that any goods and services supplied or made available through this website or through sites which are linked to this website are supplied by third parties and not by us (unless stated otherwise). Any dealings between you and such third parties, including payment for and delivery of products or services and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations, acts or omissions associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the third party. You agree not to hold us liable for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as the result of any such dealings.

"Reminder Services" Section.

We offer the facility to set email reminder alerts for example, insurance renewal dates, servicing dates, MOT renewal dates and road tax renewal dates. In using this service by providing us with details on your various renewal dates we hereby do not guarantee that the email reminder(s) will be sent. The ultimate onus is strictly on you to make arrangements to fulfill your liability in this respect by meeting any reminder dates set or not set on this website.

Copyright and trade marks

All rights, including copyright, (including but not limited to the content of these web pages , the photographs of any vehicles/items/services, any text, graphics, design and software on the website) and all database rights in our database of vehicles/items or services, are owned or controlled for these purposes by us.

All trade marks, names, and logos are the proprietary marks of us. Marks identifying third parties are owned or licensed by those third parties or their associated companies. Nothing in these terms and conditions in any way confers on you any licence or right under any trade marks, names or logos. If you wish to make inquiries about a licence to reproduce material from this website please contact us.

We are not liable for any failure to perform any of our obligations under these terms and conditions caused by matters beyond our reasonable control.

Except as expressly permitted by these terms and conditions, you may not copy, reproduce, redistribute, download, republish, transmit, display, adapt, alter, create derivative works from or otherwise extract or re-utilise any of the contents of the website. You must not cache any of the contents for access by third parties nor mirror or frame any of the content of the website nor incorporate it into another website without our express written permission.

By posting material on this website you are promising that it does not infringe any third party rights.

Liability

The material displayed on our website is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, hereby expressly exclude:

1 All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise by implied by statute.

2 Any liability for a direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our website or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our website, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including without limitation any liability for:

1 Loss of income or revenue/earnings;
2 loss of business;
3 loss of profits or contracts;
4 loss of anticipated savings;
5 loss of data;
6 loss of goodwill;
7 wasted management or office time; and

3 for any other loss or damage of any kind, howsoever arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or other wise, even if foreseeable.

We will need to carry out routine maintenance and servicing of our dedicated servers and equipment from time to time. While we will seek to keep disruption to a minimum we cannot guarantee that the website will be continuously available on-line. We therefore provide the website on an "as is" and "as available" basis. However, as stated, we will do our best to keep disruption to a minimum.

We make no warranty that the website (or websites which are linked to the website) is/are free from computer viruses or any other malicious or impairing computer programs. It is your responsibility to ensure that you use appropriate virus checking software.

We are not liable for any failure to perform any of our obligations under these terms and conditions caused by matters beyond our reasonable control.

Links to non- The Vehicle Site sites

The website contains hypertext links to websites that are not operated by us. We do not control such websites and are not responsible for their content. Our inclusion of hypertext links to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material contained on the websites or of the owners.

Links to the website

You may establish a hypertext link to the home page of this website, but not otherwise, without the need for our written consent, provided there is thereby no implied endorsement or sponsorship of you, your company or your site by us. If you are interested in such a link please contact us.

Registration details

To gain access to certain services on the Website you will need to register (free of charge). As part of the registration process, you will be given a username and password. You agree that the information supplied with your registration will be truthful, accurate and complete. Users may only maintain one active registration, i.e one registration per person. You also agree that you will not attempt to register in the name of any other individual nor will you adopt any username we deem to be offensive. All personal information supplied by you as part of the registration process will be protected and used in accordance with the terms of our Privacy Policy (see below).

We encourage active and open debate amongst all our members. All that we ask is that it's done in a lawful and civil manner - be it posting on our boards or using our system to email another user directly or simply having a online chat. Accordingly, you agree to use the website for lawful purposes only.

You may not use, or allow others to use, your membership to:
  • Post or transmit any content that is abusive, vulgar, obscene, hateful, fraudulent, unlawful, threatening, harassing, or defamatory or which discloses private or personal matters concerning any person;
  • Post or transmit any material that you do not have a right to transmit under law (such as copyright, trade secret or securities) or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (as in nondisclosure agreements);
  • Post, transmit, or link to sexually explicit material;
  • Impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with anyone or entity;
  • Post or transmit statements that are intentionally false or misleading, or use such statements to manipulate the market for any security;
  • Post or transmit any advertising, promotional materials, or other forms of solicitation including chain letters or pyramid schemes;
  • Collect or store personal data about other users;
  • Post or transmit any file that contains viruses, corrupted files, "Trojan Horses," or any other contaminating or destructive features that may damage someone else's computer.
  • You also agree to comply with our posting rules (see below).

While we can't review all transmissions by our users, we reserve the right to monitor any information transmitted or received through our service. Thevehiclesite.co.uk, with our sole discretion and without prior notice, may at any time review, edit, remove, or otherwise block any material posted on this website or terminate your membership for violating the above provisions. You are responsible for all statements made or implied and acts that occur through the use of your membership and password. Please don't disclose your password to anybody. If your password has been stolen, you must contact us immediately.

General

We reserve the right to assign or subcontract any or all of our rights and obligations under these terms and conditions to a third party. If we exercise this right, we shall name the assignee or subcontractor on the website and you will be entitled to terminate the account within 5 working days. You may not without our prior written consent assign or dispose of any rights or obligations arising under these terms and conditions.

These terms and conditions of access together with our privacy policy (see below) contain the entire agreement and understanding between the parties relating to the website, and supersede any and all prior agreements, arrangements, statements and understandings, except for any fraud or fraudulent representation by either party. We exclude all representations and warranties relating to access to use of the website, whether they are statutory or otherwise, as far as is possible by law.

If any of these terms and conditions shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable, it shall not affect the enforceability of any of the remaining provisions.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and in accordance with English law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

If you do not agree to obey these terms and conditions you must stop using the website immediately.

Posting rules.

The chat forums are an online community of likeminded individuals and in order to keep it running smoothly, legally and in good humor, we ask our users to adhere to the rules outlined below. Please bear in mind that our rules are designed to ensure the site is safe to read.

Whilst we hope that your intentions are entirely honorable, some people come onto the website just to cause trouble for other users. If you read or see anything which you feel is inappropriate please contact us immediately and if it has offended you so much then we recommend you inform us and discontinue using the website until the matter has been resolved.

If you do choose to break our rules, please be prepared for either warnings and then, if it continues, a total ban from our site or maybe a straight instant ban from the website.

All matters relating to conduct in the forums or online chats and compliance with these Posting Rules will be determined by the Moderators under guidance from The Vehicle Site.co.uk's management team. We reserve the exclusive right to take any necessary action at any time in relation to a members(s') usability of the website.

If you see any material on this website which you think does not conform to these standards please contact us via email.

These posting rules are in addition to our Terms & conditions.

When using this website you agree not to:
1. Use insulting, threatening or defamatory words, pictures or other communications.
2. Post any material likely to provoke, annoy, upset, embarrass or alarm any other person.
3. Deliberately provoke arguments or continue arguments that have calmed down, or have had the thread closed.
4. Use the forums to harass anyone, including but not limited to posting personal or private information, photos etc without permission from the person to which such information, photos etc relates.
5. Post any material which infringes the copyright, other intellectual property rights or any other rights of any other person.
6. Post links to any site that is pornographic, violent, racist, sexist, voyeuristic or is otherwise offensive or unlawful in any way.
7. Post any material that is pornographic, violent, racist, sexist, voyeuristic or is otherwise offensive or unlawful in any way.
8. Post links to websites or adverts for commercial or personal gain. All advertising on the website must be through the normal channels.
9. Create multiple profiles for any purpose, (e.g. to escape a previous ban or to allow comments which breach our website terms and conditions or these Posting Rules). This also includes impersonating any other person, real or imaginary.
10. Post material or link to any material that is unlawful or which support, promote or incite unlawful acts etc.
11. Reignite inflammatory threads by creating new threads on the same or similar topics after threads covering a particular topic have been closed.
12. Use or attempt to use any other person's login or profile.
13. Attempt to damage the website via any electronic means or implement or attempt to implement a DOS attack.
14. Use a username that contains any reference to a company or website name.
15. Cross-post across the forums.
16. Promote charity events or recruit for charitable donations.

Privacy Policy.

We need to understand who is reading/using our site to provide the most appropriate content and to source advertising from appropriate companies. We will also use your profile to improve your online experience at Thevehiclesite.co.uk with customised features and new facilities/promotions that will be offered to registered users.

We will not disclose any of your personal information you provide us as part of your membership registration except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, for example if required by law. We do not sell or rent user information to anyone without explicit permission. All personal information collected and used from Thevehiclesite.co.uk will be processed in accordance with the 1998 Data Protection Act.

In order to place an advertisement on the website, you will need to register. We will require you to supply your name, e-mail address, postal address and postcode, confirm whether you are a private or trade seller, whether you agree to receive details of free promotions on offer and that you accept our Terms & Conditions. Once registered you will also be asked to supply (but not limited to) your vehicle(s) details, make, model, registration mark and the number of vehicles you own. Registrants are also presented with the option of supplying their mobile number, Insurance renewal dates, Servicing dates, MOT renewal dates, Road Tax renewal dates. Credit/debit Card information is collected over a secure connection. The Vehicle Site.co.uk will not store or have access to this information.

Thevehiclesite.co.uk carries out research based on the information you put forward and we may share any or all of this aggregated information with advertisers or our partners. We may disclose aggregated statistics (for example, 60% of our users are aged between 20 and 35) in order to describe our services to prospective partners and advertisers and for other lawful purposes.

In order to conduct searches on the website, we will require you to supply a postcode and a selection of identifying criteria matching your chosen vehicle/item/service, for example make, model and price.

When you register with our website, we ask you whether you are happy to be contacted regarding our websites free promos. This may be done via email and/or post. Included in this would be our option to send you information via email and/or post detailing changes to the site, offers and services from us and from third party companies via email and/or via post that we feel may be of interest to you. You have the ability to opt-out of receiving all or any of these offers by contacting us via email and us then confirming the receipt and actioning of the request.

On some occasions we may run various types of promotions in which personal information is collected. We will always ask you if you agree to this and advise you if this information may be shared with a third party. You will always be asked to provide your consent to this use by opting in.

For the purposes of the prevention or detection of offences, and/or the apprehension or prosecution of offenders, we may share any information that we collect with the Police, other public or private sector agencies or representative bodies in accordance with the relevant legislation. This will include public authorities, insurance companies, finance companies, automotive advertising companies and/or any other agencies. Information shared in this way will not be used for marketing purposes.

Adverts on the website.

Telephone numbers and any other contact information supplied as part of any advertisement on the website will be published within the relevant advertisement for the duration of the booking, to enable a potential buyer to contact the seller. The postcode is collected in order to provide a positioning on each vehicle/item or service within our database, thereby enabling potential buyers/users to locate vehicle(s), item(s) or service(s) on offer within a set radius of their chosen location.

All details supplied during visiting the website with your on-line advertisement will be safeguarded both by our privacy policy and also by the 1998 Data Protection Act.

Use of Postal Codes.

Post codes are collected in order to provide a relevant match of vehicles/items and/or services against a specified search. The inclusion of the post code enables us to provide the potential buyer with a range of vehicles, items and/or services within a chosen locality, rather than an exhaustive random list throughout the country. This functionality makes searching for vehicles, items and/or services more efficient and enjoyable.

Registration Numbers

When placing vehicle advertisements : Vehicle Registration Numbers are sometimes provided to The Vehicle Site.co.uk to enable it to provide to you with instant vehicle details during the placing an ad process. This information may also be passed to persons carrying out vehicle searches on this website with details of offers and with services including, (without limitation) insurance quotations, vehicle history and credit checks and vehicle valuations and such other services as are developed by Thevehiclesite.co.uk from time to time. Vehicle Registration Numbers may be passed by Thevehiclesite.co.uk to its third party authorised partners for the purpose of enabling them to provide such offers and services. As part of the provision of these services, the third party authorised partner may need to disclose the Vehicle Registration Number to a third party for example, without limitation, an insurer, insurance panel or credit reference agency. We will not disclose the Vehicle Registration Number to any person carrying out vehicle searches on the website and the Vehicle Registration Number will not be displayed on the website except registration number(s) which are being advertised for sale in the "Number Plates" section of the website.

Email addresses and registration details.

Email addresses are collected by us in order to (without limitation) send registrants their username and password, providing them with online access to their registration details within the my account section on the website. Furthermore, these details allow the user to have access to further areas of the website.

Other registration information is collected in order:

1. To generate an overall audience profile of visitors using the website. This information is then used to assist in developing relevant content on the site as well as ensuring that automotive trade/industry advertisers looking to reach specific audience groups are encouraged to place their stock or promotions on the site.

2. To provide our website visitors with the option to receive the email alerts, as well as the option to receive email and postal offers from selected third party companies that we believe may be of interest to them. Eg, If a visitor has supplied insurance renewal date information, it provides Thevehiclesite.co.uk with the potential to better target that visitor with relevant and timely consumer offers by email or post, providing that visitor has opted to receive notification on such offers/promos in the registration process.

3. To support our reminder/alerts functionality - whereby visitors to our site can set up various alerts to be notified (by email). Unless a visitor supplies their email address, we are unable to send such alerts.

Your address

We ask for your address for the following reasons:
1. When you have logged onto the site, your postcode will automatically populate the postcode box on the search form. All search results will automatically be displayed with those closest to your home first, until you choose to sort your search results using different criteria e.g. price.

2. Your address allows us to send you updates on our site including offers or promotions from us or from our partners, provided you have opted to receive such notifications. If at any time you wish to opt out please contact us via email.

Your mobile number - contact number(s)

Collecting your mobile number will enable us to provide you with any SMS alerts. These alerts will provide you with various notification by SMS. The mobile number and/or contact number(s) will also be displayed on all your advertisements on the website.

Various dates within the "Reminder Services" Section.

We offer the facility to set email reminder alerts for example, insurance renewal dates, servicing dates, MOT renewal dates and road tax renewal dates. In using this service by providing us with details on your various renewal dates we can target you with the best offers from us or our approved third parties, when they're most needed.

Offensive or misleading adverts or content

If you notice any offensive or unsuitable adverts or content on Thevehiclesite.co.uk, please contact us via email.

Why we use cookies

The Vehicle Site.co.uk uses cookies for several purposes:
1. To enable the delivery of functionality that improves the ease and speed of using the website.

2. To enable us to track the relative demand for different types of vehicles, items and/or services on the website. Such information enables us to better target advertising at users searching for specific vehicles, items and/or services.

3. To enable us to track the relative popularity of different parts of our site. This in turn enables us to concentrate our efforts on developing those parts of the site that are generating the greatest consumer demand.

Automatic Logging of Session Data

We may automatically log generic information about your computer and your computer's connection to the Internet which we call "session data". Session data consists of things such as device information, IP address, operating system and browser software information, and the activities conducted by you while on our site. An IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet, such as our web servers, know where to send data back to the user, such as the pages of the site the user wishes to view. We collect session data because it helps us to analyse such things as what items visitors are likely to click on most, the way visitors are clicking through the site, how many visitors are surfing to various pages on the site, how long visitors to the site are staying and how often they are visiting. It also helps us diagnose problems with our servers and lets us better administer our systems. It is possible to determine from an IP address a visitor's Internet Service provider (ISP) and the approximate geographical location of his or her point of connectivity. We may also use some session data, such as the pages you have visited on our site, to send you e-mail messages focused on matters that you may be interested in, unless you have previously opted out of receiving such messages. We also use session data to help prevent fraud and unauthorised use of our site.

Correspondence

All correspondence relating to the website should be sent to:
The Vehicle Site Ltd
Fortis House
160, London Road
Barking
IG11 8BB

Email: contact@thevehiclesite.co.uk
 
Office opening hours: (e-mail enquiries)
Mon to Sun - 24 hrs

We aim to respond to all e-mail enquiries within 5 working days.

Registered office: The Vehicle Site Ltd. Fortis House, 160 London Road, Barking IG11 8BB. Registered in England & Wales with company number 07006508.