Terms and Conditions

Please read this document carefully before accessing or using the site.

By accessing the site or using the site, you agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions. That Agreement consists of Terms and Conditions as set forth herein, Privacy Policy, Cookie Notification appearing on the Website (the “Agreement”), all of which you should read carefully before you start to use the Website.

If you do not wish to be bound by the terms and conditions, you should not access or use the site.

1 Acceptance of Terms

Your access to and use of the Website and any Services referred to in Clause 2, is subject exclusively to these Terms and Conditions. You will not use the Website/Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. By using the Website/Services you are fully accepting the terms, conditions and disclaimers contained in this notice. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions you must immediately stop using the Website/Services.

We reserve the right to update or amend these Terms and Conditions at any time and your continued use of the Website/Services following any changes shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change. We ask you to check the Terms and Conditions regularly for any changes.

2 The Services

The Website provides information relating to the Good Governance Awards and on entering the Good Governance Awards.

The following terms and conditions apply to all entries for the Good Governance Awards.

Closing Date for entries Friday 15th September 2017
Awards Ceremony 16th November 2017

The decisions of the judges are final and conclusive. No discussion or correspondence will be entered into.

By entering the Good Governance Awards you are deemed to have read and accepted these Terms and Conditions. By entering the Good Governance Awards it is accepted that you have the authorization of your organization to do so.

3 Acceptable Use

In using the Website/Services you agree not to:

  • use any robot, spider, website search/retrieval application, or other automated device, process or means to access, retrieve or index any portion of the Website and/or the Service;
  • access, retrieve or index any portion of the Website for purposes of constructing or populating any database;
  • reformat or frame any portion of the web pages that are part of the Website;
  • create votes by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretences;
  • use any information or material in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent or other proprietary right of any party;
  • make available or upload files that contain a virus, worm, trojan or corrupt data that may damage the operation of the computer or property of another;
  • collect or store personal information about others, including email addresses;
  • impersonate any person or entity for the purpose of misleading others;
  • violate any applicable laws or regulations;
  • use the Website/Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Website/Services or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Website/Services;
  • attempt to gain unauthorised access to any of the Services, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Website/Services through hacking, password mining or any other means.

4 Links to Third Party Websites

The Website may include links to third party websites that are controlled and maintained by others. Any link to other websites is not an endorsement of such websites and you acknowledge and agree that the Good Governance Awards is not responsible for the content or availability of any such sites.

5 International Use

You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the Republic of Ireland or the country in which you reside (if different) and with all local laws and rules regarding acceptable use of and conduct on the Internet.

6 Intellectual Property Rights

The Website and its content (including without limitation the Website design, text, processes, graphics and all software and source codes connected with the Website and the Services) are protected by copyright, trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights and laws. In accessing the Website you agree that you will access the contents solely for your personal, non-commercial use. None of the content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without the prior written consent of the copyright holder. This excludes files, text and graphics that are intentionally made available on the Website for downloading, copying and/or printing, such Entry Forms.

7 Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold the Good Governance Awards harmless from and against any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions and any claim or demand brought against the Good Governance Awards by any third party arising out of your use of the Services and/or any content submitted, posted or transmitted through the Services, including without limitation, all claims, actions, proceedings, losses, liabilities, damages, costs, expenses (including reasonable legal costs and expenses) howsoever suffered or incurred by the Good Governance Awards in consequence of your breach of these Terms and Conditions.

8 Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

Use of the Website/Services is at your own risk. The Website/Services are provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

To the extent permitted by law, the Good Governance Awards will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever (including without limitation loss of business, opportunity, data, profits) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website/Services.

The Good Governance Awards makes no warranty that the Website/Services will meet your requirements, that Content will be accurate or reliable, that the functionality of the Website/Services will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the Website/Services or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive.

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall affect your statutory rights as a consumer.

9 Severance

If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction then such Term or Condition shall be severed and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

10 Governing Law

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of Republic of Ireland and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts.

You agree to indemnify and hold the Good Governance Awards, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements, including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting.

To contact the Good Governance Awards please use the following details:

The Good Governance Awards c/o The Carmichael Centre 4-7 North Brunswick Street Dublin 7 or email info@goodgoveranceawards.ie.