Last updated March 20th 2023
These Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms and Conditions”) (together with the documents referred to herein) set out the terms on which you may make use of this Site, the Software and/or the Service made available at the Site, Instabid.ie , or otherwise provided to you, by Sweep Auto Limited.
References to “Sweep Auto Limited”, “Instabid” or “Sweep Auto” or “the Company” or “we” or “us” or “our” in these Terms and Conditions, means Sweep Auto Limited, a private company limited by shares incorporated in Ireland under number 652277 having its registered office at 17 Percy Place, Dublin 4, Ireland.
These Terms and Conditions include and are made up of the following:
By using this Site, the Service, the Software and/or entering into a contract with us, you confirm that you accept these Terms and Conditions as they apply to you and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, you must not use this Site, the Software or the Service.
We reserve the right to update and change the Terms and Conditions from time to time without notice. Continued use of the Service after any such changes will constitute your acceptance of them. Any new features that augment or enhance the current Service, including the release of new tools and resources, shall be subject to the Terms and Conditions.
Any questions about the Terms and Conditions should be directed to Sweep Auto Limited, 17 Percy Place, Dublin 4, Ireland and/or by email to email@example.com.
In the Terms and Conditions, the following expressions have the following meanings unless the context otherwise requires.
“Acceptable Use Policy” means Instabid (Sweep Auto’s) acceptable use policy for the Site and any Software or Service made available by Instabid on the Site and set out in section 2 of the Terms and Conditions.
“Account” an account set up by a User to use the Site, the Software and/or the Service.
“Applicable Law” means (i) any and all laws, statutes, regulations, by-laws, orders, ordinances and court decrees that apply to the performance, supply and use of the Service and (ii) the terms and conditions of any applicable approvals, consents, exemptions, filings, licences, authorities, permits, registrations or waivers issued or granted by, or any binding requirement, instruction, direction or order of, any applicable government department, authority or agency having jurisdiction in respect of that matter.
“Business Day” means a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday in Ireland, when banks in Dublin are open for business.
“Business Hours” means 9:00am to 5:00pm inclusive (Irish time) on any Business Day.
“Content” means any advertisements, photographs, images, media, videos and other recordings, information, files, data, materials, abstracts, recordings, comments or other content of any kind.
“Content Standards” means the standards that must be complied with when a User uploads to or makes available on the Site and/or the Service any Content, as further described in the Acceptable Use Policy.
“Contribution” means any contribution made or Content uploaded to and made available on the Site and/or the Service by a User.
“Controller” with regard to Personal Data, has the meaning given to it under the GDPR.
“Data Protection Legislation” means all Applicable Law, including the GDPR, and any binding codes of practice or regulations or other legislation made under or separate to the GDPR relating to the Processing of Personal Data.
“Data Subject” with regard to Personal Data, has the meaning given to it under the GDPR, and for these purposes may include an individual User.
“EEA” means the European Economic Area.
“GDPR” means Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the Processing of Personal Data and on the free movement of such data as applicable as of 25 May 2018, as may be amended from time to time.
“General Terms and Conditions” means the general terms and conditions set out in section 3 of these Terms and Conditions.
“Intellectual Property Rights” or “IPR” means patents, utility models, rights to inventions, copyright and related rights, moral rights, trade marks, business names and domain names, rights in get-up and trade dress, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off or unfair competition, rights in designs, rights in computer software, database rights, rights to use, and protect the confidentiality of, confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets), and all other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications and rights to apply for and be granted, renewals or extensions of, and rights to claim priority from, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which subsist or will subsist now or in the future in any part of the world.
“Personal Data” has the meaning given to it in the GDPR.
“Processing” with regard to Personal Data, means has the meaning given to it in the GDPR and the expression “process” shall be construed accordingly.
“Processor” with regard to Personal Data, has the meaning given to it in the GDPR.
“Service” means the service to be provided by Sweep Auto to a User pursuant to the Terms and Conditions.
“Site” means www.instabid.ie or any other website operated by Sweep Auto in relation to the Service.
“Software” means the Instabid application, code and/or other software which is owned and/or controlled by Sweep Auto and made available for use with or as part of the Service.
“Sweep Auto Limited” or “Sweep Auto” or “the Company” or “we” or “us” or “our” in these Terms and Conditions means Sweep Auto Limited, a private company limited by shares incorporated in Ireland under number 652277 having its registered office at 17 Percy Place, Dublin 4, Ireland.
“Sweep Auto IPR” means all IPR owned and/or controlled by Sweep Auto in and to the Site, the Software and the Service.
“Terms and Conditions” or “Agreement” means these Terms and Conditions, and any valid amendment to them.
“User” means a user of the Site, the Software and/or the Service.
“You” or “Your” under these Terms and Conditions means a User.
1.2.1 Clause, schedule and paragraph headings shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement.
1.2.2 A person includes an individual, corporate or unincorporated body (whether or not having separate legal personality) and that person’s legal and personal representatives, successors or permitted assigns.
1.2.3 A reference to a company shall include any company, corporation or other body corporate, wherever and however incorporated or established.
1.2.4 Unless the context otherwise requires, words in the singular shall include the plural and in the plural shall include the singular.
1.2.5 A reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to it as it is in force as at the date of this Agreement.
1.2.6 A reference to a statute or statutory provision shall include all subordinate legislation made as at the date of this Agreement under that statute or statutory provision.
1.2.7 A reference to writing or written includes email but not faxes.
1.2.8 References to clauses and schedules are to the clauses and schedules of this Agreement.
PLEASE READ THE TERMS OF THIS POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SITE, THE SOFTWARE AND/OR THE SERVICE
This Acceptable Use Policy sets out the Content Standards that apply when you upload Content to the Site, make contact with others on the Site, link to the Site, or interact with the Site in any other way. This Acceptable Use Policy applies to all Users and their use of the Site and any Software or Service via the Site.
The capitalised terms used in this Acceptable Use Policy have the meanings given to them in the Glossary of Defined Terms.
By using the Site, the Software and/or the Service, you confirm that you accept the terms of this Acceptable Use Policy and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use the Site, the Software and/or the Service. We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.
Our Terms and Conditions also apply to your use of the Site, the Software and/or the Service. This Acceptable Use Policy forms part of, and should be read together with, our Terms and Conditions.
We amend the terms of this Acceptable Use Policy from time to time. Every time you wish to use the Site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.
2.4.1 You may use the Site, the Software and the Service only for lawful purposes. You may not use the Site, the Software and/or the Service:
2.4.2 You also agree:
2.5.1 Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload Content to our Site or make another Contribution or make contact with other Users you must comply with the Content Standards notified to you prior to uploading and as set out in this Acceptable Use Policy.
2.5.2 The Content Standards must be complied with in spirit as well as to the letter. The Content Standards apply to each part of any Contribution as well as to its whole.
2.5.3 Sweep Auto will determine, in its discretion, whether a Contribution breaches the Content Standards.
2.5.4 A Contribution must:
2.5.5 A Contribution must not:
2.5.6 You warrant that your Contribution will comply with these Content Standards and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.
2.5.7 Any Content you upload or other Contribution you make to our Site, the Software and/or the Service will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary.
2.5.8 We shall have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any Content or other Contribution posted or uploaded by you to our Site, Software and/or Service, constitutes a violation of their Intellectual Property Rights.
2.5.9 We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content, reliability, quality or accuracy of any Content or other Contribution posted by you or by any other User of our Site, the software and/or the Service.
2.5.10 The views expressed by any or User on our Site do not represent our views or values.
2.6.1 Your Content is your responsibility. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. You shall be solely responsible for your own submissions and the consequences of submitting them. We have no responsibility or liability for your Content or other Contributions, or for any loss or damage your Content or other Contributions may cause to you or others, or for any use of your Content or other Contributors by any third party.
2.6.2 We claim no Intellectual Property Rights over the material you independently create and provide to our Site or when using the Service and/or the Software. You retain all of your ownership rights in your Content.
2.6.3 You agree to use the Software, the Service and our Site and exercise your rights under these Terms and Conditions, in accordance with all Applicable Law, including, without limitation, all applicable copyright laws and Data Protection Legislation.
2.6.4 Sweep Auto does not pre-screen Content or Contributions, but we reserve the right in our sole and absolute discretion to screen and/or remove or edit without notice any Content or other Contribution, account keyword or description posted or stored on our Site, the software and/or the Service that is objectionable to us for any reason (or to appoint a third party to do any of the foregoing), and we may do this at any time. You are solely responsible for maintaining copies of and replacing any Content or other Contribution you post or store on our Site or when using the Software and/or the Service.
2.6.5 We do not control the Content posted by third parties, including by Users of the Site, Software and/or the Service. We do not guarantee or give any assurances to you or any other User regarding the accuracy, reliability, completeness or quality of such Content.
2.6.6 You should not rely on any Content and/or other material on the Site, Software and/or the Service to make (or refrain from making) any decision or to take (or refrain from taking) any action on which reliance should be placed. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such Content and/or materials by any User of the Site, Software and/or the Service, or by anyone who may be informed of any of the Content (including the authenticity or accuracy of photographs of motor vehicles or any other goods offered for sale or sold by a User). We accept no responsibility for keeping the information on the Site, Software and/or the Service up to date or complete or liability for any failure to do so.
2.6.7 You are responsible for complying with all laws applicable to your use of the Site, Software and/or the Service, including any Content that you submit or upload using your Account.
2.6.8 If you delete your Content or other Contribution from our Site we will take reasonable steps to remove it from our Site. However, you acknowledge and accept that caches or other form referencing may be publicly available for a period following the deletion.
2.7.1 When we consider that a breach of this Acceptable Use Policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
2.7.2 Failure to comply with this Acceptable Use Policy constitutes a material breach of the Terms and Conditions upon which you are permitted to use our Site and any Software or Service made available on or via the Site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:
2.7.3 We exclude our liability for all action we may take in response to breaches of this Acceptable Use Policy. The actions we may take are not limited to those described above, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
2.7.4 We encourage you to report to us any Content that you consider is in breach of this Agreement or in any other way objectionable.
3.1.1 These General Terms and Conditions form part of and should be read together with the Acceptable User Policy. These General Terms and Conditions apply to all Users to the exclusion of any other terms that any User seeks to impose or incorporate under any purchase order or otherwise, or which are implied by trade, custom, practice or course of dealing.
3.2.1 To register and use the Service, each User must adhere to the below or use as a guest:
3.2.2 You will be responsible for:
3.2.3 You understand that Sweep Auto provides a platform that facilitates Users who are buyers and sellers and Sweep Auto will have no responsibility whatsoever, and Sweep Auto will not in any event be liable for, any dealings, interactions, matters or disputes between Users; these are matters for and between the respective Users.
3.2.4 You must notify us immediately of any breach of security or unauthorised use of your Account and you agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized use to cease immediately.
3.2.5 We have the right to disable any User identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of the Terms and Conditions.
3.2.6 If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your User identification code or password, please reset your password using the reset password button within the Site, the Service and/or the Software.
3.2.7 Your Account remains valid unless or until suspended or terminated.
3.3.1 When you set up and use your Account with us you enter into a contract with us. In order for us to perform that contract and make the Service, and your Account available to you, as a User, we will be required to collect, Process and store certain Personal Data about you. This processing is necessary for the performance of our contract with you or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into the contract.
3.3.2 We use third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run the Service. Some of these third parties may provide their services from locations outside the EEA. This means your Personal Data may be shared with our authorised third party vendors and stored on their servers for these purposes.
3.3.3 You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your Content, involves:
3.3.4 You agree to the transmission of your Personal Data to, and processing of your Personal Data by Sweep Auto and our authorised third party vendors for these purposes.
3.4.1 Sweep Auto may suspend or terminate your Account at any time upon notice should you violate this Agreement or otherwise fail to comply with your obligations hereunder.
3.4.2 Upon termination of your Account, all of your Content will be deleted from your Account.
3.5.1 Sweep Auto IPR. All Intellectual Property Rights in and to the Site, the Software and the Service are owned by Sweep Auto and its licensors.
3.5.2 Users. Subject to the terms of this Agreement and in consideration of the performance of its obligations under this Agreement (including full compliance with the terms of the Acceptable Use Policy), Sweep Auto hereby grants to each User a non-exclusive, royalty-free, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable, time-limited personal licence under the Sweep Auto IPR for the purposes only of viewing and browsing the Site for its own informational purposes and using the Service.
3.5.3 No Implied Licence. Except as expressly stated herein, this Agreement does not grant you any rights to, under or in, any patents, copyright, database right, trade secrets, trade names, trade marks (whether registered or unregistered), or any other rights or licences in respect of the Software and/or Service.
By using the Service and/or publishing Content on our Site (including, by way of example, your photographs, abstracts, captions, posts, designs or images of any motor vehicle or other goods you advertise for sale on our Site and/or when using the Software and/or the Service or any information submitted by you to our Site or any User profile created and updated by you on our Site), you:
3.5.5 Third Party Material. To the extent the Service includes or refers to any third party materials the ownership of such third party materials shall be vested in the third party concerned. Sweep Auto is in no way responsible for the content, accuracy or reliability of any such third party materials.
3.6.1 Subject to clause 3.6.3, you shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless Sweep Auto, its affiliates, agents, employees, officers and representatives against any and all claims, actions, proceedings, losses, damages, expenses and costs (including without limitation court costs and reasonable legal fees) to the extent arising out of or in connection with (i) any negligent or wilful act by you or any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions, including any breach of warranty by you or failure to comply with applicable Data Protection Legislation, and (ii) any claim made by a third party that the Content published, or any other Contribution made by you to, the Site and/or the Service infringes its Intellectual Property Rights, provided that:
3.6.2 You will have no obligation to defend, indemnify or hold harmless Sweep Auto to the extent the claim, action, proceedings, loss, damages, expenses and costs is caused by the negligence of Sweep Auto.
3.7.1 Except as expressly and specifically provided in this Agreement:
3.7.2 You agree and understand that Sweep Auto does not warrant that:
3.7.3 Your interactions with other Users, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties and/or representations associated with such dealings are solely between you and the other User. You understand that we cannot guarantee the identity of any User with whom or with which you may interact when using the Site, the Software and/or the Service.
3.7.4 Subject to clause 3.7.1 and 3.7.5, and to the maximum extent permitted by Applicable Law:
3.8.1 To the maximum extent permitted by Applicable Law, Sweep Auto shall have no liability to any User under this Agreement if it is prevented from or delayed in performing its obligations under this Agreement, or from carrying on its business, by acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving the workforce of Sweep Auto or any other party), failure of a utility service or transport or telecommunications network, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm or default of suppliers or sub-contractors.
3.9.1 No failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under this agreement or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.
3.10.1 Except as expressly provided in this Agreement, the rights and remedies provided under this Agreement are in addition to, and not exclusive of, any rights or remedies provided by law.
3.11.1 If any provision or part-provision of this Agreement is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed deleted, but that shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of this Agreement.
3.12.1 This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter. Each party acknowledges that in entering into this Agreement it does not rely on, and shall have no remedies in respect of, any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in this Agreement. Each party agrees that it shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation based on any statement in this Agreement. Nothing in this clause shall limit or exclude any liability for fraud or any other liability that cannot be limited by Applicable Law.
3.12.2 We may amend these General Terms and Conditions from time to time. Such amendments shall become effective immediately upon posting the revised General Terms and Conditions on the Site. Every time you wish to use the Site and/or the Service, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. Your continued use of the Site and/or the Service after any such amendments indicates your acceptance of the amended Agreement.
3.13.1 This Agreement is personal to you and you may not, without the prior written consent of Sweep Auto (Instabid.ie), assign, transfer, charge, sub-contract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement.
3.14.1 Nothing in this Agreement is intended to or shall operate to create a partnership between the parties, or authorise any party to act as agent for the other, and no party shall have the authority to act in the name or on behalf of or otherwise to bind the other in any way (including, but not limited to, the making of any representation or warranty, the assumption of any obligation or liability and the exercise of any right or power).
3.15.2 A notice delivered by hand shall be deemed to have been received when delivered (or if delivery is not in Business Hours, at 9am on the first Business Day following delivery). A correctly addressed notice sent by pre-paid registered post or recorded delivery post shall be deemed to have been received at the time at which it would have been delivered in the normal course of post.
3.16.1 In the event of any dispute between the parties arising out of or in connection with this Agreement which the parties are unable to resolve between them, the parties agree to seek the services of a qualified mediator to seek to finally resolve the matter. The mediator will be appointed by both parties and its professional fees will be discharged by both parties on an equal basis unless agreed otherwise.
3.16.2 Should the parties fail to agree on a mediator, the parties shall request the President or Chief Executive Officer or such officer holding similar roles, for the time being, of the Mediation Institute of Ireland to appoint a mediator.
3.17.1 This Agreement and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ireland. Subject to clause 3.16, the Irish courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute howsoever arising out of or in connection with this Agreement. We retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of this Agreement in your country of residence or any other relevant country.