Terms & Conditions

 

 

1.

meridianbusinesssales.co.uk (“the Website”) is provided by Meridian Business Sales Ltd (“Meridian”) of First Floor Office Suite, Nelson Mill, Gaskell Street, BoltonBL1 2QE.  By using the Website you consent to the terms and conditions below.

   

2.

Any reference to “you”, “your” or "the User", means you as user of the Website, any reference to "we", "us", "our" or "Meridian" is to Meridian Business Sales Ltd.

   

3.

The contents of this Website do not constitute professional advice and no warranties, whether express or implied, are given in relation to its contents.  Specifically, to the fullest extent permitted by law, we expressly disclaim all representations and warranties of any kind arising in or in relation to this Website or the information posted on the Website.

   

4.

A person accessing this Website or any part of it (whether or not they are a registered User as defined below) by so doing agrees and consents to Meridian collecting and recording, in accordance with the privacy policy of Meridian (“the Privacy Policy”), personally identifying information concerning them and tracing by electronic means and monitoring their use of this Website (including the use of permanent or session cookies, GIFS and other facilities available to its electronic communications network of which this Website forms a part) in order to store information, or gain access to information stored, in the terminal equipment of such person by which they access this Website.  The Privacy Policy can be accessed from our Home Page.

   

5.

By completing the registration process and/or by accessing the Meridian Business Database on this Website ("the Database") and on each occasion you access the Database the User agrees and consent as follows:-

 

SALES PARTICULARS

 

5.1

All sales particulars accessed through the Website, including any delivered to you in response to your request made through this Website, ("Particulars") are subject to contract and all negotiations are entered into on this basis.  The Particulars are intended for business people familiar with commercial transactions.  If you are not sure that you fit this description you should take relevant independent advice before proceeding further.  Meridian for itself and for the vendors, owners or landlords of the business whose agents Meridian are ("Vendors"), give notice that:

 

5.2

Particulars are prepared for the convenience and general guidance only of an intended purchaser or tenant and, although they are believed to be correct, complete and current, no guarantee is given that they are correct, complete and current and they do not obviate the need to make appropriate searches, enquiries and inspections.  They are made without responsibility on the part of Meridian or the Vendors.  Any error, omission or misdescription shall not arrest or annul the sale, or be grounds for rescission or on which compensation may be claimed and neither do they constitute any part of an offer or a contract;

 

5.3

None of the statements contained in these Particulars as to the business  are to be relied upon as statements or representations of fact and any intending purchaser or tenant must satisfy himself, by inspection or otherwise, as to the correctness of each of the statements contained in the Particulars;

 

5.4

The Vendors do not make or give, and neither Meridian nor any person in their employment has any authority to make or give, any representation or warranty whatever in relation to the business.  The word "business" where used in these Terms and Conditions shall, unless the context otherwise requires, include the freehold or leasehold property, the business and trade contents (if any) included in the sale or lease and, in particular, neither the Vendors nor Meridian give any warranties, express or implied, as to title, quantity, quality and fitness for the purpose in relation thereto;

 

5.5

Because of the changing nature of business activity, no representation or warranty is given that the Particulars on this Website are accurate complete or current.  Liability for losses arising from any reliance on information contained on the Website or in the Particulars or inability to use or access the materials in or to or from this Website is disclaimed;

 

5.6

Particulars have been prepared and will be prepared as a general guide and do not form part of a contract.  Meridian have not carried out a detailed survey, nor tested the services, appliances and specific fittings.  Dimensions, where given, are approximate and should be verified by the intending purchaser or tenant.

 

ACCOUNTS

 

5.7

Any accounts, financial statements or other statistical information which are provided to prospective purchasers or tenants are provided on behalf of Meridian’s Vendor.  Meridian cannot therefore offer any guarantee of their completeness or accuracy and accordingly, shall not be liable for any loss, damage, costs, expenses or other claims for compensation arising from inaccuracies or omission in such accounts/financial statements/information.

 

VIEWINGS AND NEGOTIATIONS

 

5.8

Viewings of the business are to be conducted strictly through Meridian. For an appointment to view a business, the User agrees to contact Meridian as the Vendor's agent.

 

5.9

No direct approach may be made to the Vendor of any business on the Database or any business advertised by Meridian.

 

5.10

All negotiations relating to the business are to be conducted strictly through Meridian.  Any offer for the purchase or transfer of the business must be made through Meridian.

 

5.11

Where the User acts in breach of terms 5.8 and/or 5.9 and/or 5.10 above, and the Vendor subsequently transfers ownership of the business to the User, the User agrees to be jointly and severally liable to pay any agency fees that become due from the Vendor to Meridian as a result of such transfer.

 

USE OF PERSONAL DATA

 

5.12

To Meridian holding and processing, by computer or otherwise, information given as a result of the registration on this Website ("Personal Data").  If you do not agree to Meridian acting in this way or do not wish Personal Data to be used for these purposes you should NOT complete the Registration.

 

5.13

Meridian shall allocate to the User such ID Number(s) and/or other identifiers as it thinks fit by electronic means and Meridian may alter these from time to time and limit their use as it thinks fit.  Any ID Number(s) or identifier is issued for the use of a User and Permitted Employees only and is not further transferable, and shall be kept strictly confidential.  The User is responsible for all use of this Website using the User's specific ID Number(s) and identifiers by whomsoever they shall be used, and the User agrees to indemnify Meridian against all use of an ID Numbers(s) or identifier by any third party and the User accepts full responsibility for use or abuse thereof by its Permitted Employees. The User agrees to notify Meridian of any breach of security or unauthorised use that the User becomes aware of and accepts that Meridian are not liable for losses arising in consequence of such breach or unauthorised use. The User remains fully liable for such losses and to indemnify Meridian therefrom at least until Meridian have received in writing notification of such unauthorised use. To the extent that there is any unauthorised use of your ID Number(s) and identifiers your Personal Data is not secure and Meridian's obligation to keep your Personal Data and deal with it in accordance with DPA98 is qualified accordingly.

 

DISCLOSURE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

 

5.14

That the information disclosed to you on the Database is not in the public domain and is to be kept confidential by you and shall not without the prior consent of Meridian be passed on in any form (whether electronic, written or verbal) to any person, firm or company other than to the User's direct employees who are permitted to have such access by Meridian ("Permitted Employees"), which direct employees thereby agree to, and become bound by, the same obligations of confidentiality.

 

5.15

Without detracting from the generality of the foregoing, the User for him/her/self and on behalf of, and as agent for, its Permitted Employees undertakes not to pass any details obtained by the User or them from the Database to any other business or property agent, to the User's personal advisers, or to any third parties without the express prior consent of Meridian.

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

 

5.16

The copyright in this website and its content belong to Meridian. The User may not make a permanent copy of or reproduce this website or any of its contents in any form. The User may not reproduce or incorporate this website or any of its contents into any other website. Nothing on this site should be construed as granting any licence or rights to use or distribute any site content without express written agreement.

   

6.

Meridian reserves the right without notice (save any notice mentioned below or a notice expressly required to be given under the current version from time to time of these Terms and Conditions) to:-

 

(a)

amend these Terms & Conditions at any time by posting on this Website amended provisions; and

 

(b)

alter the arrangements for access to the Database; and/or

 

(c)

change the content, presentation and/or facilities of the Database or of this Website; and/or

 

(d)

amend the terms required for registration; and/or discontinue the Website or the registered access thereto.

   

7.

Any change to the current Terms & Conditions will take effect immediately after amended provisions are posted on the Website and any other change aforesaid shall take effect on the date prescribed (at Meridian’s discretion) by any of the following:-

 

(a)

a notice posted on the Website; or

 

(b)

an amendment to the Terms and Conditions as aforesaid; or

 

(c)

by e-mail sent to a registered User.

   

8.

Where a registered User does not log on to use the Website as a registered User for a continuous period of, or exceeding, six calendar months or such other period as Meridian may determine at its entire discretion (being hereafter called a “dormant period”) Meridian will be entitled to assume that the User no longer requires to use the Website and the User’s registration may be archived.

   

9.

Meridian takes no responsibility for any third party contents which the User is able to access through this Website, nor for any virus contracted as a result of visiting this Website (or any other website).

   

10.

The material on this Website, the Database and all Particulars, documents and correspondence issued by Meridian are copyright and may not be copied, distributed, published, licensed or reproduced in any way without the express written consent of Meridian, who also reserve all intellectual property rights (including trade marks, both registered and unregistered) attaching to their name and to their domain names.

   

11.

This Website is owned and controlled by Meridian from its offices in the United Kingdom.  Users of this Website from other locations are responsible for compliance with local laws applicable to those locations.  These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.

   

12.

The benefit of these Terms and Conditions may be enforced by Meridian.  No third party, other than the User, shall be entitled to use the information on this Website, or to claim any benefit hereunder, or has any right to use Particulars obtained from this Website.

   

13.

Use of this Website is strictly subject to the acceptance of these Terms and Conditions of use from time to time.

   

14.

If any of the terms or other provisions of these conditions of use is determined to be invalid, illegal unfair or incapable of being enforced by any rule or law, or public policy, all other conditions and provisions herein nevertheless remain in full force and effect.