Last update: 14.04.2021
1.2 The Website is operated by the Coeliac Society of Ireland, with company number 367017 and address at Dolcan House, 78 - 80 Tower Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22, D22 N6F6 (“we”, “our” or “us”).
1.5 You can contact us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephoning us at 01 872 1471.
1.6.1 Part A deals with general use and access of the Website, our liability, intellectual property rights and acceptable use.
1.6.2 Part B deals with the rules that apply when accessing our Members Area. Please pay particular attention to section 11 (Member-only content).
1.6.3 Part C deals with some final important terms that apply to your use of the Website.
PART A - GENERAL USE OF THE WEBSITE
2 ACCESSING THE WEBSITE
2.1 You agree to access and use this Website only for lawful purposes, and in a manner which does not infringe the rights, or restrict, or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the Website by us or any other person. If you access the Website from a country other than Ireland you are responsible for compliance with the applicable laws in that jurisdiction.
2.2 You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to or use of the Website.
2.4 By using the Website, you acknowledge that the transmission of data over the internet can never be completely secure and you accept the risk that others may be able to read or intercept any content, information, text, media, graphics you submit or send to or through the Website. This includes transmissions that are identified as secure or encrypted.
3 APPLICABLE TERMS
4 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARKS)
4.1 We are the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the content contained on the Website, including but not limited to text, graphics, illustrations, images, diagrams, documents, video, audio, trademarks, logos, computer code, user interfaces, visual interfaces, and its design, structure, arrangement, selection, coordination and expression (“Our Content”). All of these rights are protected by copyright and related intellectual property laws and treaties around the world.
4.2 Commercial use, republishing, reproduction or public dissemination of any of Our Content is strictly prohibited without our prior written permission. You may not store, link, frame, scrape or deep-link Our Content on any other website or service or in any other medium or format unless we agree in writing in advance.
4.4 We are entitled to investigate any suspected or actual improper, illegal or unauthorised use of Our Content or the Website (or any part of it) and we are entitled to take any legal action we deem appropriate.
5 USER-GENERATED CONTENT
5.1 Any communication or material that you transmit to, or post on, any public area of the Website including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or similar, is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary information.
5.3 We do not review the contents of user-generated content on the Website and we do not confirm the accuracy, completeness or validity of information submitted by Members.
5.4 We have the right to remove or block any content that comes to our attention through a complaint. Please find our complaints policy attached here.
5.5 The Website may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the Website, including through forums. We have not verified or approved this information or these materials. You acknowledge that any views expressed by users of the Website do not necessarily represent our views or values.
6 RELIANCE ON INFORMATION
6.1 This Website is intended for informational and educational purposes only. The Website has not been developed to meet your individual requirements. The information supplied is not meant to be a substitute for the advice of a doctor, dietitian or other health professional. Always consult a doctor, dietitian or other health professional if you have medical concerns and before acting or omitting to act based on information obtained from the Website. If you believe you may be affected by coeliac disease, you should consult your GP. While we aim to ensure that the information on the Website is accurate, we, our affiliates, directors and staff do not assume legal or other liability for losses, damages or injuries resulting from reliance or use of the information on the Website.
6.2 Policies and ‘gluten-free’ status vary from country to country. Due to differing ingredients and regulations what is considered gluten-free in one country may not be the case in another country. If you have any queries on the gluten-free status of a product you should consult our current food list for Ireland or contact us by email at: email@example.com. Every precaution is taken to ensure that our food list is correct as far as companies and products in Ireland are concerned but we cannot guarantee that products listed in the food list will be suitable if purchased overseas. We also cannot prevent changes being made to foods in manufacture without notice to us.
7 OUR LIABILITY
7.1 Use of the Website is entirely at the user's sole risk. The Website is provided “as is” without any representations, undertakings, or endorsements and without warranty of any kind (whether express or implied or statutory or otherwise) with respect to merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, availability, compatibility, security, accuracy or any other matter. We do not guarantee that the Website will always be available, accurate, complete, current, uninterrupted or error-free, that errors or defects will be corrected, or that the Website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses, bugs or other harmful elements.
7.2 To the fullest extent applicable law permits, we and our affiliates, directors and staff are not liable for:
(a) any indirect or consequential losses or damages; or
(b) any other claims, losses, liabilities, fines, damages, costs and expenses, however arising, even if foreseeable,
8 ACCEPTABLE USE
8.1 You must not (and you must not allow anyone to) access or use this Website or any of Our Content for the following purposes:
• in any way that violates any law or infringes the rights (including the privacy or intellectual property rights) of us or anyone else;
• contrary to any applicable law;
• for any unlawful, fraudulent or malicious purpose or effect;
• to promote illegal activity or violence;
• to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability;
• to transmit false or misleading information;
• interfering or disrupting any networks or websites connected with the Website or interfering or disrupting any other person's use of the Website;
• attempting to gain unauthorised access to the Website, any part or feature of the Website, or any servers, equipment, software, systems or networks associated with the Website;
• to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Website or any other services, websites or the internet;
• to collect or track the personal information of others or to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form or similar solicitation (‘spam’); or
• for hacking into or inserting malicious code, such as viruses, or harmful data, into the Website, or any other network or system.
8.2 You agree not to (and not to attempt to):
• circumvent any security features of the Website or attempt to gain unauthorised access to any part of the Website;
• obtain any materials or content through any means not intentionally made available to you;
• sell or resell any portion of the Website or access to the Website;
• translate, merge, adapt, vary, alter or modify, the whole or any part of the Website, or allow the Website or any part of it to be combined with, or become incorporated in, any other programs.
9 THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
The Website may include content, links or material from third parties. We can’t guarantee that all external websites that we link to contain information that is accurate, up-to-date or correct. Accordingly, we take no responsibility for the statements, information, products and services from external websites. We do not monitor or have any control or input over them and we are not responsible or liable for their availability or accuracy, your use or for any loss, damages or injuries resulting from them. You must direct any complaints, claims, concerns or questions regarding external websites and their content to the relevant website owner.
PART B - MEMBERS AREA
10 MEMBERS ACCOUNT
10.2 You must treat your user ID and password as secure and confidential. You are responsible for keeping this information safe and must not share or disclose it to any third party.
10.4 You are solely responsible for all activity on your account or anything that happens using your user ID or password. If you know or suspect any unauthorised use of your account, user ID, password, or of any other security breach you must immediately notify us
11 MEMBER-ONLY CONTENT
11.1 If you are a Coeliac Society of Ireland member we will provide you with access to the Members Area of the Website, which contains information, recipes and other content available only to Members and only for their private and non-commercial use.
11.2 Each Member agrees:
(a) to only link or share Member-only content (including by using our social media tools):
(i) with other Members and no other person; and
(ii) in a manner which is fair and reasonable and that does not harm the reputation of us or anyone other person;
(b) not to use the Member-only content for any commercial or business purpose; and
(c) not to link or share Member-only content on any social media site, public website or app.
11.3 We may withdraw our permission to any linking or sharing Member-only content at any time without having to give prior notice.
12 TERMINATION OF ACCESS
12.1 We may, at any time, limit, suspend or terminate the availability of all or any part of our Members Area. For example, we may need to do this for operational or business reasons or to update content. We will try to give you prior reasonable notice. We are not liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, suspension or termination.
PART C - SOME FINAL TERMS
If, at our request, you submit specific materials to us (for example competition entries) or without a request from us you send creative ideas, feedback, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, “Feedback”), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any Feedback. We are under no obligation to: (a) maintain any Feedback in confidence; (b) pay any compensation for that Feedback; or (c) respond to any Feedback.
15 ENTIRE AGREEMENT
These Terms (including any additional terms or policies that we may provide when you engage with a feature of the Website), are the only agreement between you and us regarding use and access of the Website and supersede all previous agreements, promises, representations, warranties and understandings between you and us regarding the Website.
16 ASSIGNMENT AND TRANSFER
17 THIRD PARTIES
20 FORCE MAJEURE
We are not responsible or liable for any failures or delays that arise from any cause outside our control.
21 GOVERNING LAW
21.3 If you wish to complain or raise a dispute about our Website, you may also be able to use the European Commission’s Online Dispute Resolution platform, which can be found at www.ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr.
Below is a summary of the major terms and conditions imposed on the Society Member under the Articles of Association and is for information only. The Articles should be reviewed for all specific matters.
- The maximum number of members is unlimited.
- Membership can be general, professional or corporate.
- General membership is open to people with Coeliac disease in general
- Professional and Corporate Membership may be open to others who benefit from a gluten free diet or who share the objectives of the Company.
- Professional and Corporate Membership is at the discretion of the Board
- The Company shall maintain a membership list.
Admission to Membership
- The Board shall consider applications for membership.
- Applications for shall be in accordance with the rules laid down by the Board from time to time.
- Sufferers from Coeliac Disease under the age of 18 cannot be members however a parent or other person responsible may become a member in their stead, the Board has complete discretion as to who between any parent, guardian shall be so registered.
- The Annual General Membership fee shall be set by the Board and presented at the Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of the Company.
- The Annual General Membership fee shall be payable on acceptance into membership for the calendar year in which acceptance takes place and thereafter shall be payable on the 1st day of January in each year. The annual Professional and Corporate fee shall be decided by the Board from time to time and which may be amended as the Board sees fit.
Approval and Rejection of Membership
- An application for membership may be approved or rejected by the Board for reasons it may determine.
- The Board shall inform the prospective member of the reasons for any rejection and shall consider any communications received from the prospective member in relation to the matter.
Termination of Membership
- The Board may terminate the membership of any member for reasons as it may determine.
- The Board shall inform the member of the reasons for any termination and shall consider any communication received from the member in relation to this matter.
- All general meetings of the Company shall be held in the State
- The Company shall in each year hold a general meeting as its AGM in addition to any other meetings in that year and shall specify the meeting as such in the notices calling it.
- Not more than 15 months shall elapse between AGMs.
- The AGM shall be held at such time and place in the State as the Board shall appoint.
- All general meetings other than AGM shall be called extraordinary general meetings (“EGM”).
- The Board may, whenever it thinks fit, convene an EGM.
- An EGM shall also be convened on such requisition, or, in default, may be convened by such requisitionists as provided by the Companies Acts.
- If at any time there are not within the State sufficient Directors capable of acting to form a quorum, any member of the Board or any two members of the Company may convene an EGM in the same manner as nearly as possible as that in which meetings may be convened by the Board.
Notice of General Meetings
- Subject to the Companies Act, an AGM and a meeting called for the passing of a special resolution shall be called by 21 days’ notice.
- Other meetings shall be called by at least 7 days’ notice.
- Notice shall be exclusive of the day on which it is served or deemed to be served and of the day of the meeting.
- The notice shall specify the place, the day and the hour of the meeting and, in the case of special business, the general nature of the business.
- Notice shall be given, in manner hereinafter mentioned, to such persons as are, under the Articles of the Company, entitled to receive such notices from the Company.
- The accidental omission to give notice, or the non-receipt of same by, any person entitled to receive notice shall not invalidate the proceedings at that meeting.
Voting at General Meetings
- Voting any general meetings shall be decided on a show of hands unless a poll is demanded.
- Polls may be demanded before or on the declaration of the result of the show of hands:
- by the Chairperson; or
- by at least two members present.
- Unless a poll is duly demanded, following a declaration by the Chairperson that a resolution has on a show of hands been carried or lost, an entry to that effect in the minutes of the meeting shall be conclusive evidence of the fact without proof of the number or proportion of the votes recorded in favour or against the resolution.
- The demand for a poll may be withdrawn.