1. Purpose
  2. Information about us
  3. Accessing our Site
  4. Restrictions on Use
  5. Intellectual Property Rights
  6. Reliance on Information
  7. Our liability
  8. Data Protection
  9. Viruses, Hacking and other Offences
  10. Linking to our Site
  11. Links from our Site
  12. Site Availability
  13. Variation of Terms
  14. Severance and Waiver
  15. Jurisdiction and applicable law
  16. Contact Us

These Licences.ie Website Terms (“Terms”) (together with the other applicable terms and policies referred to herein) set out the terms and conditions that govern your use of our website located at www.licences.ie (the “Site”). Please read these Terms carefully before you start to use the Site. Access to and use of the Site is subject to these Terms and all applicable laws. By using the Site, you indicate that you accept these Terms and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these Terms, please cease using and leave the Site immediately and refrain from further access and use of it.

If you choose to register to use the Licences.ie integrated licence application service which is made available on the Site (the “Service”), your use of the Service will be subject to the Licences.ie Terms of Service (the “Licences.ie Service Terms”) which will apply in addition to these Terms.

To the extent that you register to use the Service and there is any conflict between these Terms and the Licences.ie Service Terms in connection with your use of the Service, the Licences.ie Service Terms shall prevail.

The Site is operated by An Post (“An Post” or “we” or “our” or “us”). We are a limited company registered in Dublin, Ireland under company number 98788. Our registered office is General Post Office, O’Connell Street Lower, Dublin 1, D01 F5P2. Our VAT number is 4736920J.

Your access to and use of the Site is only permitted in accordance with these Terms. We will not be liable if for any reason the Site is unavailable at any time or for any period. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Site.

4.1 Your use of the Site is conditional on your compliance with the provisions set out in these Terms and in particular, you agree that you will not:

4.1.1 use the Site for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose;

4.1.2 use the Site to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the rights of others, including without limitation, violating others’ privacy rights or rights of publicity;

4.1.3 use the Site in such a way that you improperly restrict, inhibit, or degrade any other person’s use or enjoyment of the Site;

4.1.4 use the Site in such a way that you cause an unusually great or excessive burden on the Site;

4.1.5 use the Site to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam);

4.1.6 use the Site to access, store, distribute or transmit any material which: (i) is unlawful, harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, infringing, harassing or racially or ethnically offensive; (ii) facilitates illegal activity; (iii) depicts sexually explicit images; (iv) promotes violence; (v) is discriminatory based on race, gender, colour, religious belief, sexual orientation or disability; or (vi) is otherwise illegal or causes damage or injury to any person or property, in each case, as we determine in our sole discretion;

4.1.7 impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity in connection with the Site, or express or imply that we endorse any statement you make;

4.1.8 interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Site or the servers or networks used to make the Site available, or violate any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of such networks;

4.1.9 transmit or otherwise make available in connection with the Site any virus, worm, Trojan horse or other computer code that is potentially harmful or invasive or that is intended to damage the operation of, or to monitor the use of, any hardware, software, or equipment;

4.1.10 reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of, use of, or access to the Site without our express prior written consent;

4.1.11 modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Site;

4.1.12 remove any copyright, trade mark or other proprietary rights notice from the Site or materials originating from the Site;

4.1.13 frame or mirror any part of the Site without our express prior written consent;

4.1.14 create a database by systematically downloading and storing Site content without our prior written consent; and/or

4.1.15 use any manual or automatic device in any way to gather Site content or reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site without our express prior written consent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we grant the operators of public online search engines limited permission to use search retrieval applications to reproduce materials from the Site for the sole purpose of, and solely to the extent necessary for, creating publicly available searchable indices of such materials solely in connection with each operator’s public online search service.

4.2 We reserve the right to investigate complaints or reported violations of these Terms and to take any action we deem appropriate including but not limited to, reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties and disclosing any information necessary or appropriate to such persons or entities relating to user profiles, email addresses, usage history, posted materials, IP addresses, traffic information and any other information that we deem necessary to disclose.

5.1 We are the owner or the licensee of all copyrights, trade marks, service marks, logos, database rights and other intellectual property rights, whether registered or unregistered, in or otherwise applicable to the Site, and in the material (which includes all content) published on it. The Site and those materials are protected by copyright, database, trade mark and related intellectual property rights laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are expressly reserved by us.

5.2 Except as expressly provided in these Terms, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring on you or any third party any license or right, to use or otherwise exploit the intellectual property rights in the Site or any of the material (including content) found on the Site without our express prior written consent.

5.3 You are permitted to view the Site on a computer screen or other electronic device solely for your own personal use. You may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material published on the Site. Save as stated in this clause or as permitted by law, you are not permitted to distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, re-post, use or otherwise exploit material on the Site (whether for public or commercial purposes or otherwise) without a written licence from us or our licensors (as applicable).

5.4 You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any material you print or download from the Site and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics that you access on or through the Site separately from any accompanying text.

5.5 Our status (and that of any identified contributors and our licensors) as the authors of material on our Site must always be acknowledged.

5.6 If you print off, copy, download or use any material in breach of these Terms, your permission to use the Site will cease automatically and immediately and you must immediately destroy, or at our option, return, any copies of any material you have made.

6.1 Information and other material published on the Site does not (and is not intended to) amount to advice from us on which reliance should be placed.

6.2 We aim to update the Site regularly, and may change the content at any time. Any of the material on the Site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material or to keep it current.

7.1 If you register to use the Service, then the liability provisions in the Licences.ie Service Terms shall apply to you in relation to your use and our provision of the Service.

7.2 The Site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. To the extent permitted by applicable law, the Site and material / content displayed on our Site are provided without any guarantees, representations, conditions, warranties, covenants or commitments as to their accuracy, completeness, adequacy, reliability, fitness for a particular purposes, non-infringement or otherwise, and your use of the Site and all material / content is at your own risk. To the extent permitted by applicable law and subject to clause 7.5, we hereby exclude all implied warranties, representations, conditions and other terms in respect of the Site and its material / content, whether implied by statute, common law, the law of equity, course of dealing, trade use or otherwise.

7.3 To the extent permitted by applicable law and subject to clause 7.5, we hereby exclude our liability, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty or otherwise, even if foreseeable, for any:

7.3.1 indirect or consequential loss or damage;

7.3.1 wasted expenditure;

7.3.1 loss of income or revenue;

7.3.1 loss of business;

7.3.1 loss of profits or contracts;

7.3.1 loss of anticipated savings;

7.3.1 loss or corruption of data; and

7.3.1 loss of goodwill,

in each case arising under or in connection with: (i) the use of, or inability to use, the Site; (ii) the use of or reliance (by a visitor to the Site or any other person) on any material published on, or accessible through, the Site; or (iii) otherwise under these Terms.

7.4 Subject to clauses 7.3 and 7.5 and to the extent permitted by applicable law, our total aggregate liability in respect of your use of, or otherwise arising in respect of, the Site (including all materials), whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, misrepresentation or otherwise in connection with these Terms shall not exceed the sum of Ten Euro (€10).

7.5 Nothing in these Terms excludes or limits our: (i) liability for death or personal injury arising from negligence; (ii) liability for fraud; (iii) liability for fraudulent misrepresentation; and/or (iv) liability which cannot by applicable law be excluded or limited.

8.1 Please review our Privacy Statement and Cookie Policy to learn about our data protection policies and practices.

9.1 You must not misuse the Site by knowingly or negligently introducing viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Site, the server on which the Site is hosted or any server, computer or similar device or database connected to the Site. You must not attack the Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack. If you breach this clause, all rights granted to you to use the Site will immediately and automatically revoke and cease.

9.2 Subject to clause 7.5 and to the extent permitted by applicable law, 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 or similar device, technology equipment, programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

10.1 You may link to our Site’s home page at www.licences.ie, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

10.2 You must not establish a link to the Site from any website that is not owned by you.

10.3 Our Site must not be framed on any other website, nor may you create a link to any part of our Site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission upon notice (which may be provided by updating these Terms on our Site); provided however, that such permission automatically terminates if you breach the terms of this clause 10 or any other provision of these Terms.

10.4 If you wish to make any use of material on our Site other than that as set out above, please submit your request to support@licences.ie.

Where the Site contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties (including without limitation, licensing authorities), those links are provided for your information and convenience only. If you use such links, you leave this Site. We have no control over the contents of those websites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any liability, loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. When visiting third party websites, you should review any terms of use, privacy statements, cookie policies and other terms that apply to such third party websites and the products and services made available on or through such websites.

We do not guarantee that the Site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our Site for business and operational reasons, if required by law or by any governmental, judicial or regulatory authority or the we determine that the provision of the Site in accordance with these Terms is or may be contrary to applicable law. We will endeavour to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.

We may from time-to-time revise these Terms by posting a revised version of these Terms on our Site. You will be bound by such revised Terms when you use the Site after we post such updated Terms and you should therefore periodically check this Site for any amendments we make.

If any provision,covenant or obligation contained in these Terms is void, voidable, illegal or otherwise unenforceable, such provision shall be severed and the remainder of the provisions hereof shall continue in full force and effect as if these Terms had the invalid provision eliminated. Any waiver by An Post of the application of any term or condition in these Terms must be in writing and signed by an authorised officer of An Post.

15.1 The Irish courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim, dispute or difference between you and us (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising from, or related to, a visit to and use of the Site, any material published or uploaded to the Site, or otherwise arising from or relating to the Site or these Terms.

15.2 These Terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ireland.

If you have any questions or comments about the Site, or would otherwise like to contact us about the Site, its content or a service provided by us through the Site, please contact us at Licences.ie, An Post, General Post Office, O’Connell Street Lower, Dublin 1, D01 F5P2 or contact us by email at support@licences.ie.