Terms and conditions

Thank you for sharing your knowledge in the Mumstown website (including the Café Corner). We need to make sure of a few things before we let your knowledge go live. By clicking the Terms & Conditions you agree to abide by the following Terms and Conditions at all times when using or accessing the Mumstown website:

General Terms
These Terms and Conditions apply to the entire contents of the website under the domain name www.mumstown.ie (Website) and to any correspondence by email between us and you. Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before using the Website. Using the Website indicates that you accept these Terms and Conditions regardless of whether or not you choose to register with us. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, do not use the Website. These Terms and Conditions are issued by Mumstown Limited (company number 441848) whose registered office is at 10 The Avenue, Sevitt Manor, Bettystown, Co Meath

You may access most areas of the Website without registering your details with Mumstown. Certain areas of the Website are only open to you if you register. Responsibility for the security of any passwords rests solely with you.

By accessing any part of the Website, you shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions in full. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions in full, you must leave the Website immediately.

Mumstown may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating this posting. You should check the Website from time to time to review the then current legal notice, because it is binding on you. Certain provisions of these Terms and Conditions may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages at the Website.

User Generated Content & User Responsibilities
The Website has a large amount of user generated content and whilst the administrators and staff of Mumstown try to keep up-to-date with all new postings, Mumstown cannot review every single posting made in the forums and other user-generated content areas of the Website. You can expect and hereby acknowledge that these areas will include information and opinions from a variety of individuals and businesses other than Mumstown.

Responsibility for what is posted in the forums and other user-generated content areas on the Website lies with each individual user - you alone are responsible for the material you post. By using the Website and participating in Mumstown Chat and other user-generated content areas of the Website, you agree not to post or transmit any defamatory, abusive, racist, obscene, annoying, threatening or illegal material, or any other material with the intent to purposely mislead, harm, or infringe on the ability of others to enjoy the Website.

General Visitor Conduct
You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the Website any material:

  • that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance or inconvenience; or
  • for which you have not obtained all necessary licences and/or approvals; or
  • which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of or infringe the rights of any third party, in any country in the world; or
  • which is technically harmful (including, without limitation, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data).
You may not misuse the Website (including, without limitation, by hacking).

Use of the Mumstown Forum (and any other part of the Website where you have the ability to post comments) is subject to the Forum Rules, detailed at the end of these Terms and Conditions.

Uploading Photos
In regards to uploading photographs to Mumstown Café Corner areas, please be aware that you must own the copyright of all uploaded photographs. If the pictures are not your personal photographs, taken with your camera, it is your responsibility to obtain permission to upload such photographs before uploading them to the Website. If any discrepancy or query occurs, in respect of the ownership of uploaded photographs, Mumstown reserves the right to withdraw such photographs without further notice to you.

The Website is continually under development. Mumstown tries to keep the information as up to date and accurate as possible. However, given the rapid nature of the Internet, Mumstown does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any of the material on the Website or that all relevant organisations and their information are completely or accurately represented at any time. Please contact info@mumstown.com, if you find any inaccuracies in the information in order that Mumstown may rectify such inaccuracies as soon as reasonably possible.

In Mumstown Chat, Mumstown does not and will not, endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting regardless of whether the posting comes from a user, advertising partner, industry expert, guest and/or from a member of Mumstown's staff. Any advice that is posted on the Website is used solely at your own risk. There is no substitute for doing your own research, and using your own good judgment.

Mumstown does not accept any responsibility for the quality and safety of your experiences when using any content from any section of the Website.

The material on the Website is provided "as is", without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind. Accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by law, Mumstown provides you with the Website on the basis that Mumstown excludes all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms (including, without limitation, the conditions implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and the use of reasonable care and skill which, but for this legal notice, might have effect in relation to the Website.)

Mumstown, any other party (whether or not involved in creating, producing, maintaining or delivering the Website), and any of Mumstown's officers, directors, employees, shareholders or agents of any of them, exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption, and whether in tort (including without limitation negligence), contract or otherwise) in connection with the Website in any way or in connection with the use, inability to use or the results of use of the Website, any websites linked to the Website or the material on such websites, including but not limited to loss or damage due to viruses that may infect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing the Website or your downloading of any material from the Website or any websites linked to the Website.

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude or limit Mumstown's liability for:

  • death or personal injury caused by negligence; or
  • fraud; or
  • misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter; or
  • any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
If your use of material on the Website results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment, software or data, you assume all costs thereof.

Identity and Privacy
Mumstown is committed to respecting your privacy and will never share, sell or rent individual personal information with anyone without your advance permission or unless ordered to by a court of law. Information submitted to Mumstown is only available to employees of Mumstown managing this information and used for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails based on your request for local information, updates, special offers and competitions.

Monitoring and Disclosure
Mumstown cannot monitor all the postings in the forums and other user-generated content areas. However, Mumstown reserves the right (but assumes no obligation) to delete, move or edit any postings that come to its attention that it considers unacceptable or inappropriate, whether for legal or any other reasons whatsoever. Mumstown will not, in the ordinary course of business, review private electronic messages that are not addressed to Mumstown or members of its staff (Private Messages). However, Mumstown will comply with any applicable legal requirements regarding disclosure of such messages to others, including law enforcement agencies. Mumstown will provide the contents of applicable Private Messages (if necessary) to its legal representatives for any pending or ongoing legal actions.

Intellectual Property Rights
The Internet allows people throughout the world to share valuable information, ideas and creative works. To ensure continued open access to such materials, we all need to protect the rights of those who share their intellectual property or their information with us.

Mumstown expects that (and grants access to the Website on the understanding that) you will not use the Website to violate anyone's copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights. By submitting material to the Website you represent that you are the owner of the material, are making your submission with the express consent of the owner of that material or have legal authorization and/or rights to submit any property not owned by you.

Without prejudice to any other rights or remedies which Mumstown may have, Mumstown shall be entitled to suspend or terminate your access to the Website and/or remove any posting(s) made by you upon becoming aware or receiving notice of any claim (actual or threatened) that any posting made by you infringes a third party's rights (including, without limitation, intellectual property rights).

Service Access
Whilst Mumstown endeavours to ensure that the Website is normally available 24 hours a day, Mumstown shall not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

Right to Access
Mumstown retains the right to deny access to anyone who it believes has or may have violated any of these Terms and Conditions. Note: The "right to free speech" does not apply to private forums or Mumstown Your right to post on Mumstown is a privilege granted by Mumstown, and can be revoked at will.

Circumventing Denied Access
Mumstown retains the right to deny access to the Website to anyone, for any reason, including negligent or wrongful conduct. Creating new or additional accounts, or accessing the Website from a cloaked or proxy accounts, after being denied access to the Website, constitutes negligent and/or intentional interference with Mumstown's contractual rights and may subject the violator to criminal and/or civil liability. All offending parties will be identified and reported to the relevant authorities, and all legal remedies for any such actions be vigorously pursued.

Disruption of Service
Mumstown takes any disruption of the Website and its interests very seriously. Any attempts to disrupt the Website, server, features or resources will be investigated, documented and recorded by Mumstown's security team. A suspected security violation will result in the documents, logs and other communication exchanged between parties (including e-mails, Private Messages or recorded phone calls), being used as evidence to support criminal prosecution and/or civil action(s). Mumstown will work in conjunction with internet service providers; local, state or international law enforcement; and its legal representatives, to identify any persons using cloaked or proxy IP's in an attempt to access or disrupt the Website anonymously. Along with all evidentiary materials, offending parties will be identified and reported to the appropriate authorities. Legal remedies will be vigorously pursued by Mumstown.

No Soliciting
No soliciting. You agree not to use the Website to advertise, excessively promote a business, or to solicit anyone to buy or sell products or services without explicit permission and/or having registered advertiser status with Mumstown. If you wish to become a registered advertiser, please contact Mumstown directly. Any frequent or unnecessary postings by an individual(s) concerning a particular business will be deemed inappropriate promotion and/or marketing, and may be removed with or without further warning.

No Spamming
No spamming. From time to time, members post their email addresses in Mumstown's forums and other user-generated content areas. You agree not to gather these email addresses for purposes of spamming, which is the sending of unsolicited email. You may not use any part of the Website, including the Private Messages function, to send SPAM or to promote a business(es) or other website(s). Mumstown's members are encouraged to, and have the right to complain directly to Mumstown concerning spamming and Mumstown will take the necessary action to protect their privacy.

Reviews & Comments
The Reviews Page and other areas of the Website where members have the ability to post comments are designed for members of the Website to share their thoughts and experiences with other members. It is hoped that businesses and services and user generated content in these areas can be given kudos for products and services and information that is offered. It is not a place to launch unsolicited attacks on individuals, entities or competitors. All reviews and comments will come under scrutiny from Mumstown administration and if deemed to be excessively rude, aggressive, adversarial, or unwarranted, then Mumstown has the authority and the right to delete the review. By posting reviews on the Website in either Mumstown Chat, the Reviews page, or any other area where you are allowed to express yourself, you agree to accept full responsibility for your actions and words. Mumstown is not responsible and will not be held accountable for members' postings in these areas and the views expressed do not represent the ideas or views of Mumstown directors, employees or any of its franchise partners.

Use of Materials
Although Mumstown makes the Website freely accessible, it does not intend to give up its rights, or anyone else's rights, to the materials appearing on Mumstown. Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material on the Website (including without limitation photographs and graphical images)are owned by Mumstown or its licensors. Any use of extracts from the Website other than in accordance with these Terms and Conditions for any purpose is prohibited. If you breach any of the terms in these Terms and Conditions, your permission to use the Website automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed extracts from the Website.

Subject to the above, no part of the Website may be reproduced or stored in any other website or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without Mumstown's prior written permission.

Any rights not expressly granted in these Terms and Conditions are reserved.

You are free to display and print for your personal, non-commercial use any information you receive through the Website as follows.

You are permitted to print and download extracts from the Website for your own use on the following basis:

  • no documents or related graphics on the Website are modified in any way;
  • no graphics on the Website are used separately form the corresponding text; and
  • Mumstown's copyright and trade mark notices and this permission notice appear in all copies.
You may not otherwise reproduce any of the materials on the Website without the prior written consent of the owner. Subject to the permissions granted above, you may not distribute copies of materials found on the Website in any form (posting on other websites, by email or other means), without prior written permission from the owner. Mumstown encourages open and full access to the information on the Website and, subject to the conditions below, links to the Website are always appreciated.

Links to and from other websites
Links to third party websites on the Website are provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links, you leave the Website. Mumstown has not reviewed all of these third party websites and does not control and is not responsible for these websites or their content or availability. Mumstown therefore does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any material found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to the Website, you do so entirely at your own risk.

If you would like to link to the Website, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, the home page of the Website, and subject to the following conditions:

  • you do not remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of the Mumstown logo;
  • you do not create a frame or any other browser or border environment around the Website;
  • you do not in any way imply that Mumstown is endorsing any products or services other than its own;
  • you do not misrepresent your relationship with Mumstown nor present any other false information about Mumstown;
  • you do not otherwise use any Mumstown trade marks displayed on the Website without express written permission from Mumstown;
  • you do not link from a website that is not owned by you; and
  • your website does not contain content that is distasteful, offensive or controversial, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or otherwise does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
Mumstown expressly reserves the right to revoke the right granted above for breach of these Terms and Conditions and to take any action it deems appropriate.

You shall fully indemnify Mumstown for any loss or damage suffered by Mumstown for breach of your obligations under these Terms and Conditions.

Material Submitted
Other than personally identifiable information, which is covered under Mumstown's Privacy Policy, any material you transmit or post to the Website shall be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. Mumstown shall have no obligations with respect to such material. Mumstown and its designees shall be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use such material and all data, images, sounds, text and other things embodied therein for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes.

By posting on the Website, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Mumstown, its affiliates, and their officers, volunteers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and/or suppliers, from and against any/all losses, expenses, damages and costs (including reasonable solicitor's fees) resulting from any violation of these Terms and Conditions, or any activity related to your account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing your account.

Governing Law
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Northern Irish law. Disputes arising in connection with these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Northern Irish courts.

Forum Rules
Remember real people are behind the user names. Please treat everyone with the same respect that you would expect. Mumstown administrators will do their very best to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible. All posts made on the Mumstown forums express the views and opinions of the authors and NOT Mumstown, hence Mumstown will not be held liable for any grievances on any post.

By signing up & logging onto the Website, you agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful or threatening comments. No links to websites which may be illegal, pornographic in nature or otherwise objectionable will be tolerated.

Please try to post your topics within the relevant sub-forums. If you have a topic that does not fit into the existing categories, please contact the Website administrator.

No multiple postings allowed ~ same topic in several sub-forums.

Signatures & Avatars will be allowed, but please respect the length & size requirements. Mumstown administrators reserve the right to inactivate this function without prior knowledge and agreement of its users.

Only one user name per person is allowed.

Rules on Advertising in Mumstown Chat
ONLY registered advertisers of the Website will be given permission to advertise on the Mumstown forum.

If you see your business being discussed, by someone who is NOT a registered advertiser with Mumstown, you are NOT allowed to reply or participate. Registration is mandatory in order for anyone to make posts in a business capacity.

FOR members recommending a business, please DO NOT post any names or phone numbers on the forum. ASK members to contact you through email or Private Messages to receive personal/business related information.

Advertising links, text or images will not be tolerated on the forum. Please refer to the Advertise section of the Website for all types of advertising.

If any of the above is not adhered to, Mumstown administration reserves the right to delete posts immediately.

Advice for members
Privacy & security are essential to Mumstown. Your private information is precious. Please do not include your private email addresses in your posts. There is a PM (private messaging) service on the forum; use this service to help retain your privacy.

All personal information should be communicated by PM.

Website users can include links to their personal site and blog in the 'Profile' section.

Ask the Expert Advice
The Mumstown 'Ask The Expert' section is provided for general information purposes and to be used as a way for qualified professionals to offer general advice to Website members.

No information provided in this section should be construed as being the primary basis for making personal decisions. Mumstown recommends that you seek second opinions on individualized questions you have. Mumstown disclaims any warranty or liability for actions you may take as a result of access to our site or advice you may receive from the experts.

Last Words

Mumstown forum relies on its community of users to provide local knowledge. It wishes to extend its welcome to all parents, care takers, child workers and people in the community. No discrimination and user restriction is intended by the name Mumstown.

Administrators at Mumstown reserve the right to take actions deemed appropriate to ensure the site is secure, safe and effective to its users.

Any user, who repeatedly defies the rules and warnings, will be inactivated and banned from the Mumstown forum.

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