Terms & Conditions of Business


Our details

Home Heating Guide is operated by Holmes Media (UK) Limited. A company registered in England & Wales under number 6873930, Data protection registration number PZ216853X and VAT number 904155646.

Our registered address is: Holmes Media (UK) Limited 11 The Point Rockingham Road Market Harborough LE16 7QU

You can contact us here or by calling 0330 134 5353

(1) Introduction

These terms and conditions govern your use of our website; by using our website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use our website.

You must be at least 18 years of age to use our website. By using our website and by agreeing to these terms and conditions you warrant and represent that you are at least 18 years of age. We will not file a copy of these terms and conditions specifically in relation to each user and, if we update these terms and conditions, the version to which you originally agreed will no longer be available on our website. For this reason, we recommend that you print and file a copy of these terms and conditions for future reference. Our website uses cookies, by using our website or agreeing to these terms and conditions, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of our privacy and cookies policy. These terms and conditions are provided in the English language only.

(2) Definitions and interpretation

References in these terms and conditions to “we”, “us” and “our” are references to Holmes Media (UK) Limited; and references in these terms and conditions to “you” and “your” are references to the individual user of our website and, where the context permits, any company on behalf of which, or person on behalf of whom, the website is being used.

In addition, in these terms and conditions:
a. “Website Material” means our website and all data, content and materials stored, hosted or displayed on our website; and

(3) Licence to use website

Unless otherwise stated, we or our licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website material. Subject to the licence below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved. You may view pages from the website using a web browser, and download pages from the website for caching purposes only, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.

We reserve the right to restrict access to areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion; you must not circumvent or bypass, or attempt to circumvent or bypass, any access restriction measures on our website.

You must not exploit (whether commercially or otherwise), edit, modify, use, access, copy, transmit, display or re-distribute any Website Material in any way except as set out in above, or as otherwise mandated by applicable law.

You are not permitted in any circumstances to:

a. re-publish Website Material (including re-publishing Website Material on another website);
b. sell, rent or sub-license Website Material;
c. show any Website Material in public;
d. re-distribute Website Material; or
e. remove or obscure any proprietary notice associated with the Website Material.

The licence provided for in this Section 6 is non-transferable.

(4) Acceptable use

You must not use our website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our express written consent.

Except as expressly permitted by these terms and conditions, you must not use data collected from our website or our directory for any direct marketing activity (including without limitation email marketing, SMS marketing, telemarketing and direct mailing).

You must not submit hoax, fake, unlawful, offensive or fraudulent Leads through our website.

You must not access or otherwise interact with our website using any robot, spider or other automated means, except for the purpose of search engine indexing. You must not violate the directives set out in the robots.txt file for our website

(5) Limitations and exclusions of liability

Nothing in these terms and conditions will: (a) limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence; (b) limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; (c) limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or (d) exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in these terms and conditions: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the terms and conditions or in relation to the subject matter of the terms and conditions, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.

To the extent that the website and the information and services on the website are provided free-of-charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any business losses, including (without limitation) loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities or goodwill.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.

You accept that we have an interest in limiting the personal liability of our officers and employees. Having regard to that interest, you accept that we are a limited liability entity and agree that you will not bring any claim personally against individual officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website or these terms and conditions. This will not, of course, limit or exclude the liability of the company itself for the acts and omissions of our officers and employees. You agree to the publication of comments, reviews and/or feedback relating to you, by others, on our website. You acknowledge that such comments, reviews and/or feedback may be critical or defamatory or otherwise unlawful; and you agree that you will not hold us liable in respect of any such comments, reviews and/or feedback, irrespective of whether we are aware or ought to have been aware of such comments, reviews and/or feedback.

(6) Indemnity

You hereby indemnify us and undertake to keep us indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of our legal advisers) incurred or suffered by us arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions. You hereby indemnify us and undertake to keep us indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute) incurred or suffered by us arising directly or indirectly out of your use of our website, or any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions.

(7) Breaches of these terms and conditions

Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may:

a. send you one or more formal warnings;
b. temporarily suspend your access to the website;
c. permanently prohibit you from accessing the website;
d. block computers using your IP address from accessing the website;
e. contact your internet services provider and request that they block your access to the website;
f. bring court proceedings against you for breach of contract or otherwise;

Where we suspend or prohibit or block your access to our website or a part of our website, you must not take any action to circumvent such suspension or prohibition or blocking (including without limitation creating and/or using a different account).

(8) Discontinuing service

We reserve the right to discontinue our listings and Leads services and/or the publication of our website at any time in our sole discretion with or without notice.

(9) Third party websites

Our website includes hyperlinks to other websites owned and operated by third parties. These links are not recommendations. We have no control over the contents of third party websites, and we accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

(10) Trade marks

Home Heating Guide, HOLMES MEDIA and our logos are trade marks belonging to us. We give no permission for the use of these trade marks, and such use may constitute an infringement of our rights.

The other registered and unregistered trade marks or service marks on our website are the property of their respective owners. Unless stated otherwise, we do not endorse and are not affiliated with any of the holders of any such rights and as such we cannot grant any licence to exercise such rights.

(11) Variation

We may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time. Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of our website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on our website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

(12) Assignment

We may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent. You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.

(13) Severability

If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

(14) Exclusion of third party rights

These terms and conditions are for the benefit of you and us, and are not intended to benefit any third party or be enforceable by any third party. The exercise of our and your rights in relation to these terms and conditions is not subject to the consent of any third party.

(15) Entire agreement

These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

(16) Law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.