WEBSITE TERMS OF USE ("Terms of Use") Version [1.0]


Last Updated: July 2015

1. Introduction

Welcome to WeddingDates a website for finding and comparing wedding service Suppliers around the world and to connect users and Suppliers of wedding services, and other services provided by parties listed on the website or (these services are referred to in these Terms of Use as "Services" and the Suppliers of the Services (including all individual wedding venues, hotels and wedding suppliers) are referred to as "Wedding Suppliers"). It gives you the opportunity to search for, find and contact Wedding Suppliers across the globe. WeddingDates and the facilities, services and materials available thereon (the "Website") is owned and operated by Wedding Dates Ireland Limited trading as WeddingDates an Irish registered company, number 428122 whose head office is at Rubicon Center, Bishopstown, Cork, Ireland. For the purpose of these Terms of Use "we", "our" and "us" refers to WeddingDates.

2. Important Notice

  1. WeddingDates is not involved in the provision of any wedding advice or bookings. Any information provided on the Website is intended as a guide only and should not be construed as a substitute for professional wedding advice. The website is a service that displays information on Wedding Suppliers that has been gathered from the service Supplier or the internet and which facilitate users making enquiries. We do not screen or validate any content posted by Wedding Suppliers, nor do we endorse any particular Wedding Venue or Supplier. If you decide to engage a Venue or Supplier to provide Services to you (including sending an enquiry on our Website), you do so at your own risk. In this regard you should note that certain Venues and/or Suppliers listed on this Website are located in jurisdictions where insurance is not available or mandatory in respect of the wedding services they offer. We would recommend that you undertake your own research into any Venue and/or Supplier listed on the Website prior to making any booking. You should be aware that the results of any search you perform on the Website for Venues and/or Suppliers should not be construed as endorsement by WeddingDates of any particular Venue and/or Supplier or constituting any comparative ranking of any Venue and/or Suppliers.

3. Services We Do Not Provide

  1. WeddingDates is not a wedding referral service and does not endorse, recommend, or approve any Venue and/or Supplier listed in the Website. We are not wedding professionals nor do we hold ourselves out to be wedding professionals and will not discuss or advise on any issues relating to wedding treatment with Clients (defined below) or Venues and/or Suppliers.
  2. Except in circumstances where you have sent an enquiry, WeddingDates is not involved in any transaction between you and Venues and/or Suppliers who use this Website. If you send an Enquiry, our only responsibility is to process it and email you confirmation of the enquiry. The responsibility for managing appointments and delivering the relevant services will be solely that of the relevant Venue and/or Supplier on whose behalf we have sent the confirmation email. We cannot assure that all transactions will be completed nor do we guarantee the ability or intent of any Venue and/or Supplier to fulfil their obligations in any transactions.
  3. As we cannot control the information provided by any Venue and/or Supplier or information sourced by WeddingDates from the Internet that is made available through this Website, WeddingDates does not guarantee or endorse the authenticity, quality, safety or legality of any Venue and/or Supplier or the services provided or purported to be provided by any Venue and/or Supplier, the accuracy of any listings or any Venue and/or Supplier data we may provide to you, or the ability of any Venues and/or Suppliers to complete a transaction.

4. Services We Do Provide

  1. WeddingDates is a website for individuals seeking to access wedding services ("Clients," "Your" or "You") and Venues and/or Suppliers situated around the world who want to provide Services. WeddingDates facilitates introductions between Clients and Venues and/or Suppliers through the Website. WeddingDates also facilitates Users sending enquiries to Venues and/or Suppliers. WeddingDates is not a Supplier of Services, and has no responsibility for managing appointments and/or delivering the Services for any Services. You agree that if you send an Enquiry through the Website, your contract for delivery of the Services is solely with the relevant Venue and/or Supplier on whose behalf we have processed the enquiry, and not WeddingDates, which is acting as an intermediary.
  2. WeddingDates gathers information from various worldwide Venues and Suppliers about their facilities and services as well as from a large number of publicly available websites. You can access this information via our Website. This information should assist you in making a decision on choosing your preferred Venue or Supplier by conducting your own research into such Venues or Suppliers. If you choose a Venue or Supplier to provide wedding Services, then we will facilitate contact between you and the Venue or Supplier, by providing your information to the Venue or Supplier (the "Website Service") or providing you with the contact information of the Venue or Supplier.
  3. You may simply wish to browse through the Website to see what WeddingDates has to offer. If this is the case, then only some of the provisions of these Terms of Use will be applicable to your use of the Website and other provisions will not be relevant.

5. Enquiry Policy

  1. The client agrees to only make genuine enquiries with the Venues and/or Suppliers where a wedding is imminent and the client is willing to travel to the Venue or Supplier to discuss details and negotiate the contract.
  2. Any enquiry placed/made by you, whether through the Company's website or otherwise, shall be deemed an offer by you to view and potentially purchase the services offered by the Venue and/or Supplier. If the Venue and/or Supplier is unable to make contact with you, the enquiry will be cancelled.
  3. The person who makes the enquiry accepts these conditions on behalf of all members of the party and is responsible for all payment due from the party. Enquiry services with the company are currently only available to persons who are at least 18 years old. By submitting an enquiry you warrant and confirm to us that you comply with those arrangements.
  4. Once the enquiry has been made through WeddingDates, the client will be contacted by the Venue and/or Supplier within 48 hours typically. The expectation is that the client and the Venue and/or Supplier would agree on a suitable meeting time and the client would travel to the Venue to view the premises or meet with the Supplier and agree on details of the wedding. WeddingDates accepts no liability if at this stage for any reason by either party, the booking does not go ahead.
  5. WeddingDates is not a booking engine, simply a vehicle to submit enquiries to Venues and/or Suppliers of wedding services. By submitting an enquiry via WeddingDates the client understands that no booking has been made and the date will still display as available to other users who are searching the site. With all Venues and/or Suppliers, a date for a wedding is not ‘booked’ till the deposit has been paid.

6. Competitions

  1. Below are the rules that apply to all the prize draws that appear on the site or our social media channels. In addition to these rules there may be special terms & conditions which are relevant to individual prize draws, this will appear as a link on the relevant prize draw.
  2. is an Irish site and unless otherwise stated all prize draws are open to residents of the Republic of Ireland aged 18 or over.
  3. is a UK site and unless otherwise stated all prize draws are open to UK residents aged 18 or over.
  4. Our prize draws may be promoted over several different websites simultaneously.
  5. Certain prize draws and promotions, which are clearly indicated, allow multiple entries. Otherwise, only one entry per person per prize draw can be accepted in any one calendar month unless otherwise stated.
  6. Persons connected with WeddingDates Ireland Ltd or any of the prize draw sponsors are ineligible.
  7. Winners will be selected at random by computer except where stated in the individual prize draw special terms and conditions.
  8. Brief details of winners will be included on the "WeddingDates" Facebook page, following receipt of confirmation. Winners of prizes may be required to provide photograph ID in order to claim their prize and may be required to take part in further promotional activities.
  9. Winners will be notified by email. Instructions for redeeming your prize will be sent along with confirmation of the prize.
  10. Prizes must be claimed within 60 days of each draw. Unclaimed prizes will be void.
  11. Void prizes may be included in a second round prize draw.
  12. All prizes are subject to availability and should any prize be unavailable, a prize of similar price or specification will be substituted. In some circumstances a cash equivalent will be offered where stated in the individual prize draw special terms and conditions.
  13. WeddingDates complies with the Data Protection Act and practices 100% opt-in permission marketing.
  14. By entering a competition via WeddingDates each entrant agrees to receive emails and offers as stated in the terms of the sponsored Prize Draws. Such offers will be sent only by WeddingDates, its sponsors or its clients.
  15. Promoter - unless otherwise stated the promoter of prize draws on WeddingDates is WeddingDates Ireland Limited, CIT Campus, Rubicon Centre, Bishopstown, Cork, Ireland.

7. Content Policy

  1. WeddingDates acts as a passive conduit for the online distribution and publication of information submitted through the Website, and has no obligation to screen content or information in advance and is not responsible for screening or monitoring material posted by you or Venues and/or Suppliers. You are solely responsible for the content and information you provide to us to be published on the Website through our data entry forms or otherwise. We reserve the right to edit or remove your content if we believe it is untrue or that it may create liability for us.
  2. You acknowledge we may publish your reviews of Venues and/or Suppliers or the services provided to you by Venues and/or Suppliers either on the Website or on associated or linked websites and you consent to the unrestricted publication of such reviews. When posting a review of a Venue or Supplier to WeddingDates you must abide by current review policies which include:

8. Age and Responsibility

  1. You should note that the Website Service is only available to, and may only be used by individuals who are legally entitled to form such contracts under law in the jurisdiction in which they reside. If you are under the age of eighteen, you should not access and or use this Website or the Website Services or purchase (or attempt to purchase) any services. By accessing and using this Website, you warrant that you are over the age of eighteen.

9. Data Protection

  1. For the purpose of these Terms of Use "Data" means all electronic data or information, including personal data as defined in the Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003 (the "DP Acts") submitted by you onto the Website and transferred by WeddingDates to the Venue or Supplier, the processing of which is necessary to conclude the contract between you and the Venue or Supplier. You recognise and acknowledge that in order to facilitate the provision of Services to you, we will need to provide certain details of your personal information, including any contact information you provide us with, to Venues or Suppliers whom you wish to arrange a consultation with. You explicitly consent to the transfer and disclosure of your personal information to such Venues and/or Suppliers even where such Venues and/or Suppliers are based in countries where protections for personal data are not as strong as those in Ireland under the DP Acts or in the European Union generally. We may also use your contact details, including your phone number and email address, to contact you from time to time to update you as to progress in relation to your consultation with a Venue or Supplier and other matters concerning the Website Services. You consent to us contacting you in this regard.
  2. WeddingDates endeavours to protect your privacy and the privacy of others who access the Website and use its facilities. For full details of the manner in which WeddingDates uses cookies, the type of information we collect, how we use it and further details concerning the circumstances upon which we disclose information, please read the Privacy Statement which is hereby incorporated into and forms part of these Terms of Use.
  3. WeddingDates may operate servers outside of the European Union therefore you hereby agree to the transfer of personal data outside the European Union. By using this website, you agree to WeddingDates holding and processing, both electronically and manually, personal data about you (including sensitive personal data as defined in the Data Protection Acts 1988-2003) for the operation, management, security and administration of WeddingDates and complying with applicable laws, regulations and procedures, including transfer of personal data outside the European Union.
  4. By signing up to become a User you agree that we may send you advertisements and/or promotional material by email, including information about enquiries you have sent. If you do not wish us to contact you for marketing purposes, you may notify us by following the "unsubscribe" links on email communications issued by us and/or contacting us directly at +353 (0)21 492 8999.

10. Provision of Information

  1. If you wish to arrange a consultation with a Venue and/or Supplier, then you will be asked to provide certain information including details such as your contact details (phone number and email address), and some wedding information to allow us to present your data to Venues and/or Suppliers who may be interested in providing Services to you. You warrant and undertake that the information provided by you is up-to-date, accurate in all material respects, not the confidential property of others or in violation of any third party's rights, and is sufficient for us to facilitate the Website Services. Although WeddingDates endeavours at all times to respect your privacy, you should not provide any information that may cause you personal damage if made public.
  2. Information sent over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be completely secure as it is subject to possible interception, loss or alteration. You understand and agree to assume the security risk for any information you provide using the Website. We are not responsible for any information sent over the Internet and will not be liable to you or anyone else for any damages or other loss incurred in connection with any information sent by you to us or to a Venue and/orSupplier, or any information sent by us, a Venue and/or Supplier or any third party to you over the internet.

11. Suspension/ Termination

  1. WeddingDates may at any time, without notice to you, suspend or terminate your access to this Website, or any service forming part of this Website, wholly or partially, for any reason including, without limitation, where you have provided false or misleading information, or you are in breach of these Terms of Use, or if WeddingDates cannot verify or authenticate any information submitted to the Website. WeddingDates is not liable to you or any third party for any suspension or termination of access to this Website.

12. Use of website

1. You agree not to use this Website or any of its facilities and/or services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use including but not limited to:

  1. (a). Any commercial purpose including but not limited to creating, checking, confirming, updating or amending your own or someone else's databases, records, directories, customer lists, mailing or prospecting lists;
  2. (b). Any purpose that is fraudulent, unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use;
  3. (c). Copying, modifying, transmitting, displaying, distributing, performing, reproducing, licensing, publishing, creating derivative works from, transferring or selling any information, software, products and services contained on or forming part of this Website, or otherwise using such content of the Website for resale, redistribution or for any other commercial use whatsoever including but not limited to any other website, surveys, contests or pyramid schemes.
  4. (d). Accessing or using the Website in and from jurisdictions which restricts or prohibits same by local law;
  5. (e). Accessing or using the Website in any manner which could damage, disable, overload, flood, mail bomb, crash or impair the Website or interfere with any other party's use and/or enjoyment of the Website;
  6. (f). Posting or transmitting, whether on a bulletin board, forum or otherwise, to or from the Website any unlawful, harassing, threatening, libellous, defamatory, tortious, obscene, hateful, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane material, or any other material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under law;
  7. (g). Transmitting material which may cause harm to WeddingDates’ or any other party's computer systems, including but not limited to any material which contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware, adware, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines or engines that are intended to damage, destroy or otherwise impair a computer's functionality or the operation of the Website;
  8. (h). Harassing, harming or abusing another person, or contacting, advertising, soliciting, selling to any other person without their prior written consent or transmitting or relaying spam, junk email or chain letters;
  9. (i). Accessing data or materials not intended for your use; logging into a server or account which you are not authorised to access; attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorisation; or impersonating any person or entity, or falsely stating or otherwise misrepresenting their identity or affiliation in any way;
  10. (j). Attempting to gain unauthorised access to the Website, or any computer systems or networks connected to any WeddingDates website, through hacking, password miming or any other means; or
  11. (k). Harvesting or otherwise collecting by any means any programme material or information (including without limitation email address or details of other users) from the Website or monitoring, mirroring or copying any content of the Website without the prior written consent of WeddingDates.

2. The pages contained in this Website may contain technical inaccuracies and typographical errors. The information on this Website may be updated from time to time but we do not accept any responsibility for keeping the information in these pages up-to-date, nor any liability for any failure to do so.

3. WeddingDates reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to pursue all of its legal remedies upon breach by you of these Terms of Use, including but not limited to removal of your postings and content from this Website, closing your account and/or restricting your ability to access this Website and use the Website Services.

13. Copyright Notice and Limited Licence

  1. The information, content, graphics, text, sounds, images, buttons, trademarks, service marks, get-up, business names, domain names, rights in good will, know-how, designs and rights in designs, trade names and logos (whether registered or unregistered) (the "Materials") contained in this Website are protected by copyright, trade mark, database right, sui generis right and other intellectual property laws and are also protected under national laws and international treaties. WeddingDates and/or its licensors (as the case may be) retain all right, title, interest in and intellectual property rights to the Materials. Use of third party trademarks is for description and identification purposes only. Such trademarks are the registered trademarks of their registered owners. WeddingDates asserts absolutely no ownership or other rights with respect to such third party trademarks.
  2. Any other use of the Materials on this Website, including any form of copying or reproduction, modification, distribution, uploading, re-publication, extraction, re-utilisation, incorporation or integration with other Materials or works or re-delivery using framing technology, without the prior permission of WeddingDates is strictly prohibited and is a violation of the proprietary rights of WeddingDates. Other than as expressly provided herein, nothing in these Terms of Use should be construed as conferring, by implication or otherwise, any licence or right under any copyright, patent, trade mark, database right, sui generis right or other intellectual property or proprietary interest of WeddingDates, its licensors or any third party.
  3. You agree to grant WeddingDates a non-exclusive, royalty free, world-wide, transferable perpetual licence, with the right to sub-licence, reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, publicly display and publicly perform any Materials and other information, including without limitation ideas contained therein for new or improved services, when you submit to the Website either during the registration process or otherwise, including any information or materials you post to a bulletin board or evaluation forum on the website.

14. Disclaimers

  1. This clause limits WeddingDates's legal liability to you for your access to and use of the Website. You should read this clause carefully. You acknowledge that you have agreed to these Terms of Use relying on the disclaimers stated herein and that those disclaimers are an essential basis of this contract.
  2. The website is available to all users "as is" and, to the greatest extent permitted by applicable law, the website is made available without any representations or warranties of any kind, either express or implied. WeddingDates makes no representations, warranties or undertakings about the services or materials available on the website, including without limitation, their merchantability, quality or fitness for a particular purpose. All information provided on the website is intended as a guide only and should not be construed as a substitute for professional wedding advice and WeddingDates makes no representations, warranties or undertakings as to the accuracy of any information provided on this website. WeddingDates makes no representations, warranties or undertakings that the website, or the server that makes it available, will be free from defects, including, but not limited to viruses or other harmful elements. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, WeddingDates accepts no liability for any infection by computer virus, bug, tampering, unauthorised access, intervention, alteration or use, fraud, theft, technical failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay, or any event or occurrence beyond the control of WeddingDates, which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness and the integrity or proper conduct of any aspect of the Website. All use by you of the Website is at your own risk. You assume complete responsibility for, and all risk of loss resulting from, your downloading or using of, or referring to or relying on the facilities, services, materials or products provided on the Website, or any other information obtained from your use of the Website. You agree that, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, WeddingDates and Suppliers of telecommunications and network services to WeddingDates will not be liable for damages arising out of your use or your inability to use the Website, and you hereby waive any and all claims with respect thereto, whether based on contract, tort or other grounds. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from WeddingDates shall be deemed to alter this disclaimer of warranty, or to create any warranty.
  3. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, WeddingDates assumes no responsibility nor do we grant any warranties, express or implied relating to the operation, safety, condition or service of any Venue, Supplier or any other person associated with the Venue and/or Supplier that is used by, for or on behalf of, you. WeddingDates is not liable for the acts, errors, omissions, representations, warranties, breaches or negligence of any Venue and/or Supplier or any doctor or any other persons associated with such Venue and/or Supplier or for losses, damages or expenses resulting therefrom.
  4. If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the Venue or Supplier service, this must be brought to the attention of the Venue or Supplier management immediately and the management must be given adequate opportunity to rectify the situation from the outset. It is not the responsibility of WeddingDates to deal with any complaints regarding the Venue and/or Supplier.

15. Limitation of Liability

  1. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, neither WeddingDates nor any of its officers, directors, employees, affiliates or other representatives will be liable for loss or damages arising out of or in connection with your use of any facilities, services and the website services offered or transactions entered into through or from this Website, including, for the avoidance of doubt, your transactions with Venues and/or Suppliers or wedding services facilitated through this Website, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect or consequential losses or damages, loss of data, loss of income, profit or opportunity, loss of, or damage to, property and claims of third parties, even if WeddingDates has been advised of the possibility of such loss or damages, or such loss or damages were reasonably foreseeable.
  2. In no event shall WeddingDates nor any of its officers, directors, employees, affiliates or other representatives be liable for any damages whatsoever resulting from the statements or conduct of any Venue and/or Supplier or third party or the interruption, suspension or termination of the website services, whether such interruption, suspension or termination was justified or not, negligent or intentional, inadvertent or advertent.
  3. Without limiting the foregoing, under no circumstances shall WeddingDates nor any of its officers, directors, employees, affiliates or other representatives be held liable for any delay or failure in performance of the website or the website services resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces or causes beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, internet failure, computer equipment failures, telecommunication failures, other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, lay-way disputes, riots, interactions, civil disturbances, shortages of labour or materials, fires, floods, storms, explosions, acts of god, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals or non-performance of third parties.
  4. WeddingDates does not exclude liability for death or personal injury, caused by its negligence or that of its employees or authorised representatives, or for fraud.

16. Indemnity

  1. You agree to defend, indemnify and keep indemnified and hold WeddingDates and, as applicable, its officers, directors, employees, affiliates or other representatives, harmless against any and all claims, proceedings, actions, costs, including legal costs, charges, expenses, damages, liabilities, losses and demands made by, or liabilities to, any third party resulting from any activities conducted under your account, your use or misuse of this Website, including but not limited to posting content on this Website, entering into transactions with Venues and/or Suppliers, contacting others as a result of their postings on this Website, infringing any third party's intellectual property or other rights, or otherwise arising out of your breach or any breach of these terms of use.

17. Links to Third Party Websites

  1. This Website contains links to third party websites. Your use of third party websites is subject to the terms and conditions of use contained within each of those websites. Access to any other website through this Website is at your own risk. WeddingDates is not responsible for, nor liable for, the accuracy of any information, data, opinions, statements made on third party websites or the security of any link or communication with those websites. WeddingDates reserves the right to terminate a link to a third party website at any time. The fact that WeddingDates provides a link to a third party website does not mean that WeddingDates endorses, authorises or sponsors that website, nor does it mean that WeddingDates is affiliated with the third party websites, owners or sponsors. WeddingDates provides these links merely as a convenience for those who use this Website.

18. Availability

  1. Although WeddingDates endeavours to ensure the Website is available at all times, there may be occasions when access to the Website may be interrupted, e.g. to allow maintenance, upgrades and emergency repairs to take place, or due to failure of telecommunications links and equipment that are beyond our control. You agree that WeddingDates shall not be liable to you for any loss incurred by you resulting from the modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Website.
  2. You have sole responsibility for adequate protection and back-up of any content and data you submit to the Website and for undertaking reasonable and appropriate precautions to scan for computer viruses or other destructive items.

19. Changes in These Terms of Use

  1. WeddingDates may modify or terminate any services offered through this website from time to time, for any reason and without notice, and without liability to you, any other client or any third party. WeddingDates reserves the right to change the content, presentation, performance, user facilities and/or availability of any part of this Website, including these terms of use at its sole discretion from time to time. You should check these terms of use for any changes each time you access this Website. Your continued use of the Website and/or clicking on the "I accept" button will signify your acceptance of revised terms of use.

20. Jurisdiction and Governing Law

  1. This Website is controlled and operated by WeddingDates from Ireland. WeddingDates does not make any representation that the facilities, services, including the website service, and/or materials offered through this Website are appropriate or suitable for use in countries other than Ireland, or that they comply with any legal or regulatory requirements in any other countries. In accessing this Website, you do so at your own risk and on your own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, to the extent any local laws are applicable. If it is prohibited to make this Website, facilities, services, including the website service, and/or materials offered through this Website or any part of them available in your country, or to you, whether by reason of nationality, residence or otherwise, this website, the facilities, services and/or materials offered through this website or any part of them are not directed at you.
  2. These terms of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ireland and you hereby agree, for the benefit of WeddingDates, and without prejudice to the right of WeddingDates to take proceedings in relation to these terms of use before any court of competent jurisdiction and that courts of Ireland shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine any actions or proceedings that may arise out of or in connection with these terms of use, and for such purposes you irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of such courts.
  3. The language of any dispute resolution procedure or any proceedings under these terms of use will be English.

21. Miscellaneous

  1. Any waiver of any provision of these terms of use must be in writing and signed by WeddingDates to be valid. Any waiver of any provision hereunder shall not operate as a waiver of any other provision, or a continuing waiver of any provision in the future. Each of the provisions of these terms of use is separate and severable and enforceable accordingly. If, at any time, any provision is judged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be void or unenforceable the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired. Nothing in these terms of use shall constitute, or be deemed to constitute, a partnership between you and WeddingDates, nor shall either party be deemed to be the agent of the other party. These terms of use represent the entire understanding and agreement between you and WeddingDates relating to use of this website, its facilities and/or services, including the website service, and supersede any and all prior statements, understandings and agreements.