The following User Agreement shall apply to Supplier and Retailers registering on covaworld.com platform.
Welcome to covaworld.com. These terms and conditions apply to the services available from the domain and sub-domains of covaworld.com and from all other covaworld.com-branded websites provided for users in the Republic of Ireland. If you reside in the Republic of Ireland or another country that is a member of the E.U., by using the services on the covaworld.com websites you are agreeing to the following terms and the general principles for the websites of our subsidiaries and international affiliates. If you have any questions, please refer to our Help section.
Before you may become a member of covaworld.com, you must read and accept all of the terms and conditions in, and linked to, this User Agreement. We strongly recommend that, as you read this User Agreement, you also access and read the linked information. By accepting this User Agreement, you also agree that your use of some covaworld.com-branded websites or websites we operate may be governed by separate user agreements and privacy policies. The agreement that applies on any of our domains and subdomains is always the agreement that appears in the footer of each website. The User Agreement constitutes a legally binding agreement between you and covaworld.com. All communications regarding agreement between you and covaworld.com shall be transmitted electronically.
You may not use our sites and services if you are under the age of 18 or you are not able to form legally binding contracts, or if your covaworld.com membership has been suspended.
While using covaworld.com, you will not:
Post, list or upload content or items in an inappropriate category or areas on our sites;
breach any laws, sell any counterfeit items or otherwise infringe the copyright, trade mark or other rights of third parties;
breach our policies including, without limitation, the Prohibited and Restricted Items policies and the other policies linked to from the Additional Terms section below;
fail to deliver items purchased from you, unless the buyer fails to meet the posted terms, or you cannot authenticate the buyer's identity;
manipulate the price of any item or interfere with other user's listings;
circumvent or manipulate our fee structure, the billing process, or fees owed to covaworld.com;
post false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory, or libellous content (including personal information);
take any action that may undermine the feedback or ratings systems (such as displaying, importing or exporting feedback information to non-covaworld.com sites or for using it for purposes unrelated to covaworld.com);
transfer your covaworld.com account (including feedback) and User ID to another party without our consent;
distribute or post spam, chain letters, or pyramid schemes;
distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm covaworld.com, or the interests or property of covaworld.com users;
copy, modify, or distribute content from our sites and covaworld.com's copyrights and trademarks; or
harvest or otherwise collect information about users, including email addresses, without their consent.
By registering with covaworld.com as a business entity, you represent that you have the authority to legally bind that entity. By trading as a business on covaworld.com, you must comply with all applicable laws relating to online trading.
We will commence supplying our services to you as soon as you accept this Agreement. Unless you and covaworld.com agree otherwise, you will not be able to cancel this Agreement under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 (or any equivalent legislation in your jurisdiction) once the supply of the services has commenced.
covaworld.com and the covaworld.com community work together to keep our sites and services working properly and the community safe. Please report problems, offensive content, and policy breaches to us.
covaworld.com's programme works to ensure that listed items do not infringe upon the copyright, trademark or other rights of third parties. If you believe that your rights have been infringed, please notify covaworld.com and we will investigate.
Without limiting other remedies, we may issue you with warnings, limit, suspend, or terminate our service and user accounts, restrict or prohibit access to, and your activities on, our sites, delay or remove hosted content, and take technical and legal steps to keep you off our sites if:
we think that you are creating problems (including, without limitation, by harassing covaworld.com staff or other users) or exposing us or another covaworld.com user to financial loss or legal liabilities;
we think that you are acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this Agreement or our policies;
despite our reasonable endeavours, we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us;
We also reserve the right to cancel unconfirmed accounts, or accounts that have been inactive for a long time.
You agree not to hold covaworld.com responsible for any loss you may incur as a result of covaworld.com taking any of the actions described above.
We do not tolerate spam (unsolicited commercial communications). Please set your covaworld.com notification preferences so we communicate to you as you prefer. You may not add other covaworld.com users, even a user who has purchased an item from you, to your mailing list (email or physical mail) without their consent.
You may not use our communication tools to send spam or otherwise send content that would breach our User Agreement. We automatically scan and may manually filter messages to check for spam, viruses, phishing attacks and other malicious activity or illegal or prohibited content, but we do not permanently store such messages. If you send an email to an email address that is not a registered covaworld.com email address belonging to a covaworld.com member, we do not permanently store that email or use that email address for any marketing purpose. We do not rent or sell these email addresses.
To report spam from other covaworld.com users, please contact covaworld.com
Using Information about Other Storpal.com Users
covaworld.com enables users to share personal and financial information in order to complete transactions. When users are involved in a transaction, they may obtain access to each other's name, user ID, email address, and other contact information, postal information and financial information. We cannot guarantee that other users will respect the privacy or security of your information and therefore we encourage you to evaluate the privacy and security policies of your trading partners before entering into transactions and choosing to share your information with them. Similarly, we ask you to respect other users' privacy and disclose your privacy and security policies to them. In all cases, you must comply with data protection laws and give other users a chance to remove themselves from your database and a chance to review the information you have collected about them.
You agree to use user information only in accordance with applicable laws and regulations (including, without limitation, data protection laws) and only for:
com-transaction-related purposes that are not unsolicited commercial communications
using services offered through covaworld.com; and
ther purposes that a user expressly agrees to.
Joining covaworld.com is free. We do charge fees for other services as agreed between you and covaworld.com. Our fee policy may change from time to time after you receive notification electronically from covaworld.com. Changes to that Policy are effective after we provide you with at least fourteen days' notice of them by email, by posting the changes on the covaworld.com site. We may choose to temporarily change the fees for our services for promotional events or new services, and such changes are effective when we post the temporary promotional event or new service on our sites.
Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in Euros. You agree that we will issue you with invoices in electronic format by email for all fees charged.
When you give us content, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise the copyright, publicity, trademarks, database rights and intellectual property rights you have in the content, in any media known now or in the future. In addition, you waive all moral rights you have in the content to the fullest extent permitted by law.
For the convenience of Retailers, we offer catalogues of stock images, descriptions and product specifications, which are provided by third-parties. While we try to offer reliable data, we cannot promise that the catalogues will always be accurate and up-to-date. If you choose to include catalogue content in your listings, you will be responsible for ensuring that your listings are accurate and do not include misleading information. You agree that you will not hold our catalogue providers responsible for inaccuracies in their catalogues. The catalogues may include copyrighted, trademarked or other proprietary materials. You may use the catalogues only for informational purposes and only in connection with your covaworld.com listings. You may not use catalogue content in a way that infringes or breaches anyone's proprietary rights.
Nothing in this Agreement shall limit or exclude our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or the negligence of our agents or employees or for any other liability that cannot be limited or excluded by law.
You will not hold covaworld.com responsible for any loss you may incur as a result of covaworld.com taking any of the actions described in the Abusing covaworld.com section above nor for other users' actions or inactions, including things they post. Our sites are a venue to allow anyone to offer, sell, and buy just about anything, at any time, from anywhere.
At no point do we have possession of anything listed or sold through covaworld.com. We do not review users' listings or content and are not involved in the actual transaction between buyers and sellers. We have no control over and do not guarantee the quality, safety or legality of items advertised, the truth or accuracy of listings, the truth or accuracy of feedback or other content posted by users on our sites, the ability of sellers to sell items, the ability of buyers to pay for items, or that a buyer or seller will actually complete a transaction.
Please do not assume that the offer, sale, purchase, export or import of any item is valid and legal simply because it is listed on one of our sites.
You accept sole responsibility for the legality of your actions under laws applying to you and the legality of any items you list on any of our sites.
Although we use techniques that aim to verify the accuracy and truth of the information provided by our users, user verification on the internet is difficult. covaworld.com cannot and does not confirm, and is not responsible for ensuring, the accuracy or truthfulness of users' purported identities or the validity of the information which they provide to us or post on our sites.
We cannot guarantee continuous or secure access to our services, and operation of our sites may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our control. While we will use our reasonable endeavours to maintain an uninterrupted service, we cannot guarantee this and we do not give any promises or warranties (whether express or implied) about the availability of our services.
We shall not be liable to you in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise for any business losses, such as loss of data, profits, revenue, business, opportunity, goodwill, reputation or business interruption or for any losses which are not reasonably foreseeable by us arising out of your use of our sites and services. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of warranties or exclusion of damages, so such disclaimers and exclusions may not apply to you.
Access and Interference
Our sites contain robot exclusion headers. Much of the information on our sites is updated on a real-time basis and is proprietary or is licensed to covaworld.com by our users or third parties. You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access our sites for any purpose without our express written 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 (except for Your Information) from our sites without the prior expressed written permission of covaworld.com and the appropriate third party, as applicable;
interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of our sites or any activities conducted on our sites; or
bypass our robot exclusion headers or other measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to our sites.
You agree that you will only use our sites and services in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in this Agreement. You will compensate us in full for any losses or costs, including reasonable legal fees, we incur arising out of any breach by you of this Agreement or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.
We shall send notices to you by email to the email address you provide to covaworld.com during the registration process (in your case). Notice shall be deemed given 24 hours after email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid.
Third Party Rights
A person who is not a party to this Agreement has no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of this User Agreement but this does not affect any right or remedy of a third party specified in this Agreement or which exists or is available apart from that Act.
Fraud Protection for Retailers
Goods despatched to and signed for by Retailer are to be treated as property of the Retailer until collection by, or delivery to, the consumer. Retailer is to seek production of unique transaction number for goods along with another form of photographic identification (valid drivers licence or passport) from customer on collection / delivery of goods. Any fraud committed at this stage is the responsibility of the Retailer and the Retailer is liable to reimburse losses incurred by any party.
Resolution of Disputes
If a dispute arises between you and covaworld.com, we strongly encourage you to first contact us directly to seek a resolution by going to the covaworld.com Contact page. We will consider reasonable requests to resolve the dispute through alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation or arbitration, as alternatives to litigation. This Agreement shall be governed and construed in all respects by the laws of the Republic of Ireland. You and covaworld.com both agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish Courts.