TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Terms of Use


This site is owned and operated by Accommodation for Students Limited ('AFS') a company registered in England and Wales under company registration number 04111099, whose registered office address is at Dale House, 35 Dale Street, Manchester, M12HF. By using this part of the site, you accept these Terms of Use. If you do not accept these Terms of Use, please do not use the site. 


You must accept these Terms of Use to continue with your registration process.


AFS may change the Terms of Use at any time by posting changes online. Please review these Terms of Use regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes made. Your continued use of AFS after changes are posted means you agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated and/or amended. 


Your Use of this part of the Site 


You can browse our site without being a registered member. Placing an advert for your property or replying to an advert does require registration.


Provision of information 


You must promptly provide AFS (free of charge) with all information and co-operation which AFS may reasonably require from time to time to enable AFS to proceed uninterrupted with the operation of the website 


PLEASE READ CAREFULLY OUR PRIVACY POLICY ON THIS SITE. 


Warranty Disclaimer and Limitation on Liability 


AFS has no practical means to verify the currency, accuracy or completeness of the contents of this website systematically, and inevitably it will contain errors and omissions, and some of it will be out of date. Therefore AFS does not endorse or represent the accuracy, truthfulness or reliability of any information provided on or by means of the site. The content is only for general information and use and is not intended to address your particular requirements or considered to be a recommendation of any kind by AFS. You should not rely on the content in making any specific decisions especially important personal, financial or business decisions. You agree to consult professionals for advice that is specifically tailored to your particular circumstances. AFS assumes no responsibility (whether as author, editor, publisher or otherwise) for the content and disclaims all liability in respect of your use of it. AFS shall not be liable for any typographical or other errors or omissions in the Contents. 


All links that connect this site with other sites are provided solely for your convenience and information and AFS does not endorse or recommend any such sites. AFS hereby excludes to the fullest extent permitted by law any and all warranties, representations, conditions and other terms whether express or implied statutory or otherwise concerning your use of this site. 


Terms of use for placing a free Advertisement


We remind you that all use of this site is subject to these Terms of Use. As a condition of you using our website, you promise that:-


- Your ad is accurate, (if applicable) states opinions that are genuinely held, relevant, legal, decent, honest and truthful and neither the content nor its publication by us breaches anyone's right to privacy or confidentiality, and does not infringe anyone's copyright or other intellectual property rights. 


You agree that: 


- We are allowed to use, edit, alter, copy, display or publish (in any online or printed media) and/or remove, or disable access to, ads (and the material contained in your ad), at our discretion and in this regard you grant AFS a licence to do so which is free of charge, perpetual and capable of sub-licence. We will usually inform you of any changes or removal, so please check that your contact details are correct each time you place an ad. 


If you can not agree to the above, or grant the licence referred to above, please do not submit your ad for posting on the site.


Further Terms of Use for either placing or for response to any Advertisement


By using this website you agree that you will not post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise a violation of any law. You agree not to post any copyright material unless the copyright is owned by you. 


Considering the real-time nature of the website, it is impossible for AFS to review messages or confirm the validity of information posted. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the contents of posted messages and are not responsible for any messages posted. AFS does not vouch for or give any warranty in relation to the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. 


The messages posted on the website express the views of the author of the message, not the views of AFS or anyone associated with AFS. 


AFS has the ability to remove, or disable access to, objectionable messages and we reserve the right to delete, or disable access to, any contribution, or take action against any account, at any time, for any reason. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless AFS and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).


AFS may disclose any information, including your identity (or whatever information we know about you) that it deems necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, code, legal process or governmental request providing always AFS is permitted to do so under the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. 


If you have placed an ad we will hold your personal information on our systems in accordance with our Privacy Policy posted within this site. 


Posting Guidelines 


Please ensure that you abide not only by the Terms of Use outlined above, but also respect these postings guidelines:


1. Contributions must be civil and tasteful. Please do not use offensive language. Be constructive and relevant in your response to postings. We will consider removing any posts that other users may find offensive or that we receive complaints about. 


2. We will not allow racism, sexism, homophobia or other objectionable material in postings. 


3. If you wish to advertise on the Message Board please follow the on-line procedure for doing so. At present no charge is made.


4. We reserve the right to remove, or disable access to, any posts that may put us in legal jeopardy, such as potentially libellous or defamatory postings. 


5. While we realise politics is an important part of local life we will not allow postings which actively encourage, canvass opinion for, or promote allegiance to any political party. 


Safety Guidelines


Please remember the web is a forum for anyone and everyone and you do not know who is viewing the site. We strongly advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else such as, home address in postings. We reserve the right to remove such postings from the service. If you wish users to contact you directly, please post your e-mail address.


The use of the site by any minor is subject to the consent of their parent/guardian. AFS will do its best to assess any possible risks to minors from third parties when they use the Site, and AFS will decide in each case, at its sole discretion, whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the services available on the Site (including what form of moderation to use) in light of those risks.


Violation of Terms of Use 


AFS reserves the right to delete, or disable access to, any contribution, or take action against any account, at any time, for any reason, including, without limitation, in respect of a breach of these Terms of Use. Persistent abuse of the Terms of Use or breach of the Postings Guidelines may result in action being taken against the User's account.


A breach of these Terms of Use may result in AFS taking all or any of the following actions:


- immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any right to use the site;
- immediate, temporary or permanent removal of, or disabled access to, any ads already posted by you to the Site;
- issue of a warning or warnings to you;
- legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;
- further legal action against you; and/or
- disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as AFS reasonably feels is necessary or as required by law.


AFS excludes all liability for all action it may take in response to any breach of these Terms of Use. The actions described above are not limited, and AFS may take any other action it reasonably deems appropriate.


Assignment/subcontracting


You shall not assign or delegate any rights or obligations you may have under this agreement. 


AFS shall have the right to assign or transfer any rights and obligations it may have under this agreement to any person. 


AFS may subcontract any obligations it may have under this agreement. 


Force majeure 


We shall not be liable to you under these terms and conditions, for any loss or damage which may be suffered by you due to any cause beyond our reasonable control including without limitation any act of God, exceptionally severe weather, failure or shortage of power supplies, flood, drought, lightning or fire, strike, lock-out, trade dispute or labour disturbance, the act or omission of government, highways authorities, other telecommunications operators or administrations or other competent authority, war, military operations, acts of terrorism or riot. 


Applicable Laws


These terms, the site, the contents of the site and all use of it shall be governed by English law, and you and AFS submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts (save that AFS may take action in relation to enforcement of its intellectual property rights in any court worldwide). Those who choose to access the Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent that local laws are applicable. You may not use the AFS site to do anything that is not lawful in the place where you access the site.