Terms & Conditions

Website terms and conditions of use
edwarddillon.ie

1. Introduction

The www.EdwardDillon.ie website including various top-level domains as well as sub-domains and aliases of this domain (the "Website") is operated by Edward Dillon & Co. Limited ("we", "us", "our"). This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms and conditions of use (the "Terms") on which all users ("you", "your") may make use of the Website, whether as a guest or a registered member. Please read these Terms carefully before you start to use the Website. By using the Website, you indicate that you accept these Terms and the Privacy Statement and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these Terms, please refrain from using the Website.

By using the Website, you indicate that you accept these Terms and the Privacy Statement and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these Terms, please refrain from using the Website.


2. Information About Us

If you have any questions about the Terms or the Privacy Statement, please contact us at info@edwarddillonco.ie. Edward Dillon & Co. Limited is a company registered in Ireland with its registered address at Estuary House, Block P7, East Point Business Park, Fairview, Dublin 3.


3. Social Responsibility

We are extremely proud of our high quality brands, products and marketing. That pride goes hand in hand with a deep sense of responsibility and respect for the global communities that we serve and the individual consumers who enjoy our products. As part of our commitment to responsible marketing, we comply with the social responsibility policies established by MEAS (Mature Enjoyment of Alcohol in Society), AAI (Advertising Association of Ireland), CCI (Copy Clearance Ireland) DIGI (Drinks Industry Group of Ireland).


4. Accessing the Website

Access to the Website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw, amend, suspend or terminate indefinitely the services we provide on the Website without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your Internet connection are aware of these Terms, and that they comply with them.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of a registration scheme or a security procedure, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, in any way for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of, or in connection with, your failure to comply with this section of the Terms. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website, to users who have registered with us.


5. Intellectual Property Rights

All intellectual property and database rights, in the Website, and in the materials published on it, including but not limited to trademarks, designs, logos, text, images, audio and video materials, look and feel and software (including code, interface and website structure) ("Materials") are owned or licensed by us, our subsidiaries, affiliates companies and/or any of the services providers duly appointed by us. The Materials are protected by intellectual property laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. You may not remove any copyright or other proprietary notices from any Materials on the Website.

We reserve the right to copy protect any of the Materials on the Website. Except as provided in these Terms, the use of the Website does not grant you any rights, title, interest or license to any Materials you may access on the Website provided that you are located in a country or other territory where the consumption of alcoholic beverages is permitted AND you are of a legal age to consume alcoholic beverages in the country or other territory in which you are located.

You may print a reasonable number of hard copies, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from the Website for your lawful, personal, non-commercial use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to materials posted on the Website.

Unless otherwise specifically authorised by us (by way of example only, explicit instructions such as "Click Here to Enlarge this Image") you must not modify the paper or digital copies of any Materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text or proprietary notice. All other copying (whether in electronic, hard copy or other format) reproduction, transmission, public performance, distribution, commercial exploitation, adaptation, translation, modification, bundling, merging, sharing or making available to any person, or creation of any derivative works of the Website or the Materials on the Website is prohibited and may breach intellectual property laws and other laws worldwide.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the holders of rights in the Materials on the Website must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the Materials on the Website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us and/or our licensors. For the avoidance of doubt, purchase of menus via the Create a Menu service shall be deemed to be grant of license in respect of the menus so purchased.

If you print off, copy or download any part of the Website in breach of these Terms, your right to use the Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the Materials you have made.


6. Acceptable Use

You may use the Website only for lawful purposes and we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to terminate your use of the Website. You may not use the Website:

  • In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
  • In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
  • For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
  • To send, upload, download, use, re-use or knowingly receive any material which does not comply with our Content Standards (see Section 9 below).
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
  • To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree:

  • Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of any the Website in contravention of the provisions of these Terms.
  • Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of any the Website in contravention of the provisions of these Terms.
  • Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
    • any part of the Website;
    • any equipment or network on which the Website are stored;
    • any software used in the provision of the Website; or
    • any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

You may report any activities of any other user which violate applicable laws and/or these Terms by contacting us at info@edwarddillonco.ie.


7. Interactive Services

We may from time to time provide interactive services on the Website including, without limitation, surveys, blogs, chat rooms, discussion boards, bulletin boards, member-to-member private messaging and interactive drinks functionality, together ("Interactive Services").

Where we do provide any Interactive Services, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).

We will make reasonable efforts to assess any possible risks for users from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on the Website, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks.

However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on the Website, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our Content Standards (see Section 9 below), whether the service is moderated or not.

Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.


8. Uploading Material to the Website

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload or post material to the Website, or to make contact with other users of the Website, you must comply with the Content Standards (see section 9 below). You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.

Any material you upload to the Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and unless otherwise agreed in writing between us, we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material in whole or in part for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to the Website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy. You waive any moral rights in respect of any material you upload to the Website.

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of the Website.

We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on the Website if, in our sole opinion, such material does not comply with the Content Standards (see Section 9 below).


9. Content Standards

Any and all material which you contribute to the Website must comply with the spirit of the following content standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Your contributions must:

  • Be accurate (where they state facts).
  • Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
  • Comply with applicable law in Ireland, the UK, the US and in any country from which they are posted.

Your contributions must not:

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  • Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
  • Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
  • Contain sexually explicit material.
  • Harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way.
  • Encourage, condone, promote or glamorise under-age, excessive or irresponsible consumption of alcoholic beverages or drink driving.
  • Harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way.
  • Encourage, condone, promote or glamorise under-age, excessive or irresponsible consumption of alcoholic beverages or drink driving.
  • Be targeted at an under legal drinking age audience.
  • Promote violence.
  • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • Infringe any copyright, database right, trade mark or other proprietary right of any other person.
  • Be likely to deceive any person.
  • Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
  • Promote any illegal or immoral activity.
  • Be threatening, abuse or invade another's privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
  • Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
  • Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
  • Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
  • Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

This list only serves to provide examples and is not meant to be an exhaustive list of the types of unacceptable uses that may result in the restriction, suspension or termination of your use of the Website.


10. Suspension and Termination

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of these Terms through your use of the Website. When a breach of these Terms has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

Failure to comply with these Terms constitutes a material breach of the terms upon which you are permitted to use our site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the Website.
  • Suspension of your membership of the Website.
  • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to the Website.
  • Issue of a warning 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.
  • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of these Terms. The responses described in these Terms are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.


11. Reliance on Information Posted

Commentary and other materials posted on our Site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our Site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.


12. The Website Changes Regularly

We aim to update the Website regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to the Website, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on the Website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.


13. Our Liability

The material displayed on the Website is provided "as is" and without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

  • All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
  • Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with the Website, the services provided by us or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of the Website, any websites linked to them and any materials posted on them, including, without limitation any liability for:
    • loss of income or revenue;
    • loss of business;
    • loss of profits or contracts;
    • loss of anticipated savings;
    • loss of data;
    • loss of goodwill;
    • wasted management or office time; and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability or damages, Edward Dillon & Co. Limited's liability in such jurisdictions shall be limited to the extent permitted by law. Nothing in this Section 13 affects our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.


14. Information about You and Your Visits to Our Site

Your privacy is important to us. We process information about you in accordance with our Privacy Statement [LINK]. By using the Website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.


15. Malicious Code, Hacking and other Offences

You must not misuse the Website by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programmes or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which the Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Website. You must not attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

By breaching this provision, you may commit a criminal offence and we will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Website will cease immediately. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.


16. Linking to the Website

You must not establish a link from any website to any page in the Website or frame the Website on any other site. Unless otherwise authorised in writing by us, you may not suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement of any website on our part.

If you wish to make any use of Materials on the Website other than that set out above, please address your request to: info@edwarddillonco.ie


17. Links from the Website

Where the Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Your attention is particularly drawn to the following condition: The Create-a Menu facility accessible via this Website is owned and operated by MRM Limited and, accordingly, you acknowledge that the contract for goods and or services in respect of any order placed is made between you and MRM Limited and is entered into entirely at your risk. We do not endorse MRM Limited or warrant performance of any such contract nor the quality of goods delivered pursuant to it


18. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify us and keep us indemnified (including our directors, agents, servant and employees) against all losses, costs, charges, demands, proceedings, damages, actions, expenses and claims howsoever incurred by us as a result of your use of the Website, any of its services or any information accessible over or through our Site, including information obtained from linked sites, our submission or transmission of information or material on or through bur Site or your violation of these terms of use or any other laws, regulations and rules.

You will also indemnify us against any claims that information or material which you have submitted to us is in violation of any law or in breach of any third party rights (including, but not limited to, claims in respect of defamation, invasion of privacy, breach of confidence and infringement of any intellectual property right). We reserve the right exclusively to defend and control any claims arising from the above and you will fully cooperate with us in any such defenses.


19. Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

The Irish courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to the Website although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country. These Terms are governed by Irish law.


20. Variations

We may revise these Terms at any time by amending this page. Each time you use the Website, the current version of the Terms will apply. Accordingly, when you use the Website, you should check the date of the Terms (as mentioned herein) and review any changes since the last version. Some of the provisions contained in these Terms may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the Website. If you do not accept the amended Terms, your only option is to refrain from using the Website.


21. Notices

All notices given by you to us should be given to us to info@edwarddillonco.ie. Subject to and as otherwise specified in these Terms we may give notice to you at either the e-mail or postal address you provide to us during the registration process.

Notice will be deemed received and properly served immediately when posted on our website, 24 hours after an e-mail is sent, or three days after the date of posting of any letter. In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that such letter was properly addressed, stamped and placed in the post and, in the case of an email, that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.


22. Waiver

If we fail to insist upon strict performance of any of your obligations under any of these Terms, or if we fail to exercise any of the rights or remedies to which we are entitled under these Terms, this shall not constitute a waiver of such rights or remedies and shall not relieve you from compliance with such obligations. A waiver by us of any default shall not constitute a waiver of any subsequent default. No waiver by us of any of your obligations under these Terms shall be effective unless it is expressly stated to be a waiver and is communicated to you in writing in accordance with section 21 (Notices) above.


23. Severability

If any of these Terms are determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision will to that extent be severed from the remaining terms, conditions and provisions which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.


24. Entire Agreement

These Terms and any document expressly referred to in them represent the entire agreement between you and us in relation to their subject matter and supersede any prior agreement, understanding or arrangement between you and us, whether oral or in writing.

Both you and us acknowledge that neither you nor us has relied on any representation, undertaking or promise given by the other or be implied from anything said or written in negotiations between you and us except as expressly stated in these Terms.


25. Your Concerns

If you have any concerns/queries about material which appears on the Website, please contact us by e-mail at info@edwarddillonco.ie