ALONE’s Terms and Conditions of Use

Important: Please read the following terms and conditions (hereinafter referred to as the “Terms and Conditions”). By visiting, viewing, browsing, accessing and/or using the Website and/or any part of the Website and/or any of the services on the Website and/or all or any part of the services, platforms or other website referred to in these Terms and Conditions herein and throughout, you will be and are deemed to have accepted (and continue to accept) these Terms and Conditions in their entirety and as may be amended, altered, changed, updated and/or modified from time to time. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, you may not access or use the Website.

We may amend, alter, change, update and/or modify these Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice to you and your ongoing and continuing use of and/or access to the Website shall at all times constitute your full and unequivocal acceptance of and continued acceptance of these Terms and Conditions (as may be amended, altered, changed, updated and/or modified from time to time). You should check these Terms and Conditions each time you access and/or use the Website to identify any amendments, alterations, changes, updates and/or modifications to these Terms and Conditions. Any and all amendments, alterations, changes, updates and/or modifications to these Terms and Conditions that may have been made shall be and are deemed to be accepted by you in full each and every time you access and/or use the Website.

 

ALONE, whose head office is at Olympic House, Pleasant’s Street, Dublin 8, is a charity registered in Ireland under CHY8259 and is registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority under Charity Number 20020057.

All charities in Ireland are listed on the website of the Charities Regulatory Authority.

ALONE is one of Ireland’s few Quality Assured charities (ISO 9001:2008).

ALONE was established in 1977 is a registered and trusted charity that provides relief of poverty or economic hardship; other purpose that is of benefit to the community and the advancement of community welfare including the relief of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, or disability. ALONE fulfils its objectives through Housing with Support, Support Coordination, Befriending, BConnect training and technology and Campaigns for Change to hundreds of older people every week, who are homeless, socially isolated, living in deprivation or in crisis.

These Terms and Conditions (which for the avoidance of doubt, include our Privacy Policy) govern the relationship between ALONE and you, the “user” and references to “you” and “user” and “person” and “party” shall be interpreted and construed accordingly as the context so requires.

In these Terms and Conditions, references to “ALONE”, “we” and “us” shall mean ALONE and shall be interpreted and construed accordingly as the context so requires

In these Terms and Conditions, references to the singular shall include the plural and vice versa. Any reference to a statute or statutory provision includes a reference to it as from time to time amended, extended or re-enacted. The headings in these Terms and Conditions are inserted for convenience only and do not affect its construction or interpretation.

The expressions “include”, “includes”, “including”, “in particular” and similar expressions shall be construed without limitation.

  1. Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions

The Website is owned by, controlled by, and operated by ALONE. Your use of and your continued and ongoing use of the Website or any of the platforms, services or other websites referred to herein and throughout is subject to these Terms and Conditions (which for the avoidance of doubt, include our Privacy Policy) and by visiting, viewing, browsing, accessing and/or using the Website or any of the platforms; services or other websites referred to herein and throughout you agree that you are signifying your agreement to be legally bound by these Terms and Conditions (which for the avoidance of doubt, include our Privacy Policy). These Terms and Conditions strictly bind all users as well as any party; parties or person(s) who access the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout to the terms herein in all circumstances and all users as well as any party; parties or person(s) who access the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout agree to be fully bound by these Terms and Conditions. If you do not read or if you disagree with any aspect of these Terms and Conditions, you should not use the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout. Your use of and continued use of the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout signifies your agreement and ongoing agreement to be bound by these Terms and Conditions in whatever capacity you use and/or access the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout and howsoever and by whatever means you use and/or access the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout. By visiting, viewing, browsing, accessing and/or using the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and fully agree to our Terms and Conditions and to be bound by our Terms and Conditions.

  1. Changes to the Terms and Conditions

ALONE may (and is fully entitled to) modify; amend; alter, update, change and/or terminate these Terms and Conditions (or any of the terms and conditions herein) at all time and for any reason and without notice and without any liability to you; any other user or any third party. We reserve the right to change the content, presentation, performance, user facilities and/or availability of the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout or any part of the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout at our sole discretion, including changing these Terms and Conditions at any time and from time to time. Please ensure that you review the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout and these Terms and Conditions (which for the avoidance of doubt, include our Privacy Policy) for any updates and changes each time you access and/or use the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout. Your continued use of the Website shall signify your acceptance of any amendments; modifications; changes or revisions to our Terms and Conditions. 

  1. Acceptance of Changes to the Terms and Conditions

Each time you use or access the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout, whether you are a registered user or not, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and such amendments and/or changes and/or modifications that may be made at any time and from time to time with or without notice to you. In addition, if you are using a particular service or services and/ on or through the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout, you acknowledge and accept that you will be subject to any rules or guidelines applicable to those services and/ and the rules and/or guidelines applicable to those services and/ shall be incorporated into, form part of and be read in conjunction with these Terms and Conditions. If you are a registered user of the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout and by visiting, viewing, browsing, accessing and/or using the and continuing to visit, view, browse, access and/or use the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout and intended to be hereby and herein contained, you all times to agree and acknowledge that you are bound to these Terms and Conditions (as may be amended from time to time with or without notice to you) and your use of or access to and/or ongoing use of or access to the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout signifies your ongoing and continued acceptance of these Terms and Conditions (which for the avoidance of doubt, include our Privacy Policy).

  1. Your Statutory Rights

Nothing contemplated by the Website and/or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout or by the service and/or services and/ that we provide shall affect your Statutory Rights as a consumer under Irish consumer legislation.

  1. Privacy Policy and Data Protection

Please review ALONE’S Privacy Policy as it forms part of these Terms and Conditions.

ALONE has created a Privacy Policy which can be found here and covers use of the alone.ie domain only. This Privacy Policy discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Website: alone.ie and deals with matters relating to data protection and General Data Protection Regulations 2018 (and/or such amending or replacement legislation as may be adopted in Ireland from time to time) (“GDPR”). 

By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions (which for the avoidance of doubt, include our Privacy Policy) set out herein, you are also accepting the terms of our Privacy Policy. The Privacy Policy forms part of and shall be read in conjunction with these Terms and Conditions. If you are not happy with these Terms and Conditions, you should not access and/or use the Website.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, ALONE cannot, does not and shall not accept any responsibility for errors or omissions. Neither ALONE nor any third parties who may provide information to ALONE for dissemination purposes shall have any responsibility for or be liable in respect of the content or the accuracy of the information so provided, or for any errors or omissions therein.

ALONE fully understands that you care about how your information is used and shared and any use of or sharing of your information by ALONE will only arise in furtherance of ALONE’s objectives. We process all personal data in accordance with the law and so fairly and transparently. We adhere to the relevant provisions and articles of GDPR.

You have rights over your personal data, and you are in control of how your information is used. These rights are not absolute, and some qualifications and restrictions do apply. In summary your rights are: the right to withdraw consent; right of access; right to rectification; right to be forgotten/erasure; right to restrict processing; right to object; right to refuse automated decision making and/or profiling and right to portability. You also have the right to seek compensation through the courts in the event that your data privacy rights have been infringed.

If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with us or with:

The Data Protection Commissioners Office
Data Protection Commission
21 Fitzwilliam Square South
Dublin 2
D02 RD28

  1. Intellectual Property; Copyright Notice and Limited Licence[1]

“Intellectual Property” means, amongst other things (i) patents, trade marks, service marks, registered designs, utility models, petty patents, design rights, trade or business names, copyrights, database rights, logos, get-up and topography rights, inventions, rights to and in trade secrets and other confidential information and know-how (whether or not any of these is registered or capable of registration and all rights to apply for registration or other protection of, or to claim priority in, relation to any of the above; and (ii) all other intellectual property and neighbouring rights and all rights or forms of protection of a similar nature or having equivalent or similar effect to any of the above in any part of the world; and

“Intellectual Property Rights” means the Intellectual Property which, or the subject matter of which, is used or intended to be used on the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout.

All of the information, content, graphics, text, logos, images contained in the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout are protected by copyright, trademark, database rights, sui generis rights and other intellectual property laws, under national laws and international treaties. ALONE and/or its licensors (as the case may be) retain all rights, title, interest and Intellectual Property Rights in and to the materials relating to all matters set out herein. Any other use of the materials on the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout, including in any form of copying or reproduction (for any purposes other than those noted above) modification, distribution, uploading, re-publication, extraction, re-utilisation, incorporation or integration with other Materials or works or re-delivery using framing technology, without the prior permission of ALONE is strictly prohibited and is a violation of the proprietary and intellectual rights of ALONE. Other than as expressly provided herein, nothing in these Terms and Conditions should or shall be construed as conferring by implication or otherwise any licence or right under any copyright, patent, trademark, database right, sui generis right or other Intellectual Property Rights or proprietary interest of ALONE, its licensors or any third party.

  1. Indemnity

By visiting, viewing, browsing, accessing and/or using the Website, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold ALONE and (as applicable) its officers; directors; employees; agents; subsidiaries; affiliates and any of our third party information service providers or other representatives harmless against any and all claims demands, losses, expenses, damages and costs, including legal costs, however arising resulting from any violation or breach by you of these Terms and Conditions or any claims made by or liabilities to any third party resulting from any activities conducted under your account, your use or misuse of the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout, including but not limited to posting content on the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout, entering into transactions with other websites users, contacting others as a result of their postings on the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout, infringing any third party’s intellectual property or other rights, or otherwise arising out of your breach of these Terms and Conditions.

You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any account that you may have with ALONE and you are solely responsible for maintaining any such account and password and for restricting access to any such account that you may have with ALONE. You fully agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur with regard to and/or relating to any account that you may have with ALONE. If you are under 18 years of age, you may visit, access and/or use the Website only with permission and/or consent of your parent or your guardian.

  1. Disclaimer of Warranties

You understand and agree that your use of the Website or any of the platforms; services and/ and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout and any services and/or content provided is made available and provided to you at your own risk. It is provided to you “as is” and we expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, implied or express, including but not limited to the warranties of accuracy, suitability, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.

We make no warranty, implied or express, that any part of the Website and/or the services referred to herein and throughout will be uninterrupted, error-free, virus-free, timely, secure, accurate, and reliable, of any quality, nor that any content is safe in any manner for download. You understand and agree that neither ALONE nor any third party provides professional advice of any kind and that use of such advice or any other information is solely at your own risk and without our liability of any kind.

Some jurisdictions may not allow disclaimers of implied warranties and the above disclaimer may not apply to you only as it relates to implied warranties.

By visiting, viewing, browsing, accessing and/or using the Website, you are (and shall be so deemed) to expressly understand and agree to these Terms and Conditions. To the fullest extent permitted by law, ALONE shall under no circumstance whatsoever and howsoever arising be liable for any direct; indirect; incidental; contingent; special; consequential; exemplary or punitive damages arising from your use of and/or access to the Website and/or arising out of your downloading and/or using or referring to or relying on any information contained in or on the Website. You rely on all information, material or services on the Website entirely at your own risk.

  1. Jurisdiction and Governing Law

The Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout is controlled and operated by ALONE from Ireland. ALONE does not make any representations that the facilities, services and/ and/or materials offered through the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout are appropriate or suitable for use in countries other than Ireland or that they comply with any legal or regulatory requirements in any such other countries. In and/or by your visiting, viewing, browsing, accessing and/or using the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout, you do so at your own risk and on your own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, to the extent any local laws are applicable. If it is prohibited to make the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout, facilities, services and/ and/or materials offered through the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout or any part of them available in your country, or to you (whether by reason of nationality, residence or otherwise, the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout, the facilities, services and/ and/or materials offered through the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout or any part of them are not directed at you).

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ireland and you hereby agree for the benefit of ALONE and without prejudice to the right of ALONE to take proceedings in relation to these Terms and Conditions before any court of competent jurisdiction, that courts of Ireland shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to hear and determine any actions or proceedings that may arise out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions, or for such purposes you irrevocably summit to the jurisdiction of such courts.

These Terms and Conditions and the use of and/or access to the Website are governed by the law of Ireland and any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts.

  1. Licence

ALONE grants you a personal, non-exclusive and non-transferable licence to access the Website and to use the information and other content provided on the Website subject to these Terms and Conditions. You shall not assign, dispose of, sub-licence or otherwise transfer this right.

When you visit, access and/or use the Website or send emails to ALONE, you are communicating with us in an electronic format. By visiting, viewing, browsing, accessing and/or using the Website or by sending emails to ALONE, you are signifying your formal consent to receive electronic communications from ALONE. ALONE may communicate with you by email or by posting notices on the Website and by visiting, viewing, browsing, accessing and/or using the Website or sending emails to ALONE, you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Unauthorised use of the Website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

You may not create a link to the Website from another website or document without our prior consent in writing.

  1. Important Notices

Whilst your use of; access to and of; browsing of; registration with and general use of the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout are governed by these Terms and Conditions and any applicable term and condition and term of use as are set out above and below in respect of the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein (and same shall be construed accordingly), you agree to and accept and at all times agree to and accept that your use of; access to and of; browsing of; registration with and general use of the Website and/or all or any part of the Website or the platforms and/; services; and websites referred to herein and throughout howsoever and by whatever means you use and/or access the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout are governed by these Terms and Conditions. Where any conflict or discrepancy may arise, you acknowledge and accept in full that these Terms and Conditions shall be read in conjunction with each other and ALONE shall at all times reserve the right to determine at its sole discretion which applicable or relevant term or condition shall apply in any particular circumstance where a conflict or discrepancy may arise. By visiting, viewing, browsing, accessing and/or using the and by continuing to visit, view, browse, access and/or use the Website and/or any of the platforms; services and/ and other websites referred to herein and throughout, you grant ALONE the right to be the only party capable of making such a determination in that regard and its determination shall be conclusive.

ALONE may disclose personal information when required by law or in the bone fides and good-faith belief that such disclosures is necessary in order to conform to the tenets, principles and edicts of the law and/or in order to comply with any legal process served on ALONE.

  1. Miscellaneous

Any waiver of any provision of these Terms and Conditions must be in writing signed by ALONE to be valid. Any waiver of any provision hereunder shall not operate as a waiver of any other provision, or a continuing waiver of any provision in the future. If any court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms and Conditions to be void or unenforceable for any reason, then such provision shall be ineffective to the extent of the court’s finding effecting the validity and enforceability of any remaining provision. These Terms and Conditions represent the entire understanding and agreement between you and ALONE relating to use of the Website or any of the platforms; services and/or other websites referred to herein and throughout, its facilities and/or services and/ and supersede any and all prior statements, understandings and agreements whether oral or written, and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by you and by ALONE.

These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and ALONE with respect to your access of and/or use of the Website and any third-party website accessed through the Site. If any of these Terms and Conditions shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then such provision shall be deemed severable form these Terms and Conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

  1. ALONE reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time. Please refer to the Important Message above in relation to any changes; alterations, updates, amendments; and/or modifications that ALONE may make from time to time. 
  1. Contact Information

ALONE, Olympic House, Pleasant’s Street, Dublin 8.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +353 0818 222 024