Terms & conditions
This page tells you the terms and conditions on which you may make use of our website www.HolidayCottageCompare.com (“Our Site”), whether you are a property owner or an agent placing advertisements (an "Advertiser") or a person using this site other than to advertise holiday homes (a "Holidaymaker"). By accessing or using Our Site, these terms and conditions ("terms") inform you of the basis on which you may make use of Our Site.
Please read these terms carefully before you start to use Our Site. By using Our Site, you indicate that you agree to abide by the terms. If you do not agree to these terms, please refrain from using Our Site.
Information about us
Our Site is operated by Holiday Cottage Compare Ltd, trading as HolidayCottageCompare.com ("We", "Us"). We are registered in England and Wales (Company number 07635159) and our registered office is at 94 Coventry Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 9DA, UK.
Our Site provides access to a number of services provided by us that may only be used in accordance with these terms. The services include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- The ability for Advertisers to advertise holiday rental accommodation
- The ability for Holidaymakers to search for holiday rental accommodation
We do not audit, own or contribute content for any of the properties advertised on Our Site. Nor do we have any participation in the booking process or transaction, save the provision of tools to facilitate the transaction between Advertiser and Holidaymaker.
We make no claims as to the quality, safety or legality of any of the properties advertised. We cannot confirm the accuracy of the advertisements or their content. It is the sole responsibility of the Advertiser to be eligible to rent the property and the sole responsibility of the Holidaymaker to pay for the rental.
Material on Our Site
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in Our Site, and the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from Our Site for your personal reference and you may forward material from Our Site to third parties by using the ‘Email a Friend’ tool or any other social media functionality on Our Site. By using these tools, you confirm that you have obtained the relevant prior consent to receive material from Our Site from any third parties to whom you send material.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on Our Site must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the materials on Our Site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
Consideration should always be given to the nature of advertisements and contracts transacted on the Internet, and the risks involved. You may never meet or directly speak to an Advertiser and you must therefore proceed with care and judgement when using Our Site.
Our limitation of liability and responsibility
We act solely as an advertising service through which Advertisers can advertise properties to Holidaymakers. We do not own nor have we inspected nor do we have any control whatsoever over any property listed on Our Site and we make no representations or warranties regarding any of the properties.
While we prohibit the uploading of certain types of image to Our Site, we cannot control, nor do we monitor the use of Our Site. It is possible that images or other material may appear on Our Site which are unlawful or offensive and contravene our restrictions on content. We are not responsible for such images or material but if you become aware of any such images or material on Our Site please contact us without delay.
While we require Advertisers to advertise properties truthfully, fairly and accurately, and we take reasonable steps to remove advertisements from Our Site following any complaint from a Holidaymaker or another Advertiser, we have no control over the accuracy of any advertisement or the capacity of any Advertiser to make a booking with a Holidaymaker.
In recognition of this, you acknowledge that any claim you may have that is in any way connected with a dispute you have with another user of and/or Advertiser on Our Site must be brought directly against that user or Advertiser and not against us.
As such, we disclaim all liability and responsibility for any loss or damage (including personal injury) suffered or incurred by you or another party arising from:
- any reliance by any user of Our Site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents, placed on any advertisement, commentary and other materials posted on Our Site, or any error or mistake or inaccuracy contained in any statement, description, representation or other information made about or in connection with a property listed on Our Site;
- the act or omission of the Advertiser or any failure of the Advertiser to perform or comply with any of the terms of the contract between the Advertiser and you, including a failure to provide the property on the requested date or a failure to provide the property in the condition or with the amenities that such property was advertised on Our Site;
- any loss of or damage to personal possessions at a property; or
- any incident or occurrence which takes place at a property.
Although we will do our best to prevent intentional misuse of Our Site and the dissemination of harmful programs via Our Site, we will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by any intentional misuse of Our Site or the distribution of viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of Our Site.
If we are in breach of these terms, we will only be responsible for any losses you suffer as a result and to the extent that they are a foreseeable consequence of both of us at the time you use Our Site. We shall not be liable for any indirect losses suffered by you which are a side effect of the main loss or damage and which are not reasonably foreseeable by both of us at the time you use Our Site. Our liability shall not in any event include business losses (which includes without limitation loss or corruption of data, loss of profits or contracts, loss of revenue, loss of anticipated savings in expenditure, or business interruption) as a result of our breach of contract or negligence or otherwise.
This does not affect our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or if something we do negligently causes death or personal injury, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
Interruptions in our service
Whilst we take every care to maintain the continuity of Our Site, errors, omissions, interruptions of service and delays may occur at any time. As a result, we do not accept any ongoing obligation or responsibility to operate Our Site or any particular part of it.
We may terminate or suspend the operation of Our Site (or terminate or suspend provision of any products or services offered through Our Site) for support or maintenance work, in order to update the content or for any other reason. We may do this at any time and without notice.
Links from Our Site
Where Our Site 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.
No partnership or agency
Nothing in these terms or in your use of Our Site creates, or is intended to establish, any partnership, joint venture or agency between us.
Law and jurisdiction
You agree to comply with all applicable laws, statutes and regulations concerning your use of Our Site. The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to Our Site 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.
If a provision of these terms (or part of any provision) is found illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the enforceability of any other part of these terms will not be affected.
Any notices that you wish to send us should be sent:
- By email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- By post to: Holiday Cottage Compare Ltd, 94 Coventry Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 9DA, UK
Any notices that we may wish to draw to your attention to will be displayed on Our Site or through our communications.