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Trademarks and Copyright and all its contents are © copyight Geoff Davis 2016. All product brand names on this site are registered trademarks. All images and text are © copyright Geoff Davis 2016 unless they have been sourced from the supplier, in which case they retain full copyright.

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Terms of use

(1) Introduction

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

(2) Licence to use website

Unless otherwise stated, we or our licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the licence below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages and images from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms of use.

You must not:

(a) republish material from this website (including republication on another website) including videos, unless accredited;

(b) sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;

(c) show any material from the website in public;

(d) reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on our website for a commercial purpose;

(e) edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or

(f) redistribute material from this website [except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution [(such as our newsletter)].

Where content is specifically made available for redistribution, it may only be redistributed within your organisation.

(3) 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.

You must not use our website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.

You must not use our website for any purposes related to marketing without our express written consent.

(4) Restricted access

Access to certain areas of our website is restricted. We reserve the right to restrict access to areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion.

If we provide you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of our website or other content or services, you must ensure that that user ID and password is kept confidential.

We may disable your user ID and password in our sole discretion without notice or explanation.

(5) User generated content (Article Directory, or other submitted content)

In these terms of use, 'your user content' means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to our website, for whatever purpose.

You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in any existing or future media. You also grant to us the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or us or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).

You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

We reserve the right to edit or remove any material submitted to our website, or stored on our servers, or hosted or published upon our website.

Notwithstanding our rights under these terms of use in relation to user content, we do not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, our website.

(6) Limited warranties

Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up-to-date.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to this website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill).

(7) Limitations of liability

Nothing in these terms of use (or elsewhere on our website) will exclude or limit our liability for fraud, for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or for any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Subject to this, our liability to you in relation to the use of our website or under or in connection with these terms of use, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, will be limited as follows:

(a) 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;

(b) we will not be liable for any consequential, indirect or special loss or damage;

(c) we will not be liable for any loss of profit, income, revenue, anticipated savings, contracts, business, goodwill, reputation, data, or information;

(d) we will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control;

(e) our maximum liability in relation to any event or series of related events will be limited to zero.

(8) 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 of use[, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms of use].

(9) Breaches of these terms of use

Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms of use, if you breach these terms of use in any way, we may take such action as we deem appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.

(10) Variation

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

(11) Assignment

We may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms of use 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 of use.

(12) Severability

If a provision of these terms of use 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.

(13) Exclusion of third party rights

These terms of use 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 of use is not subject to the consent of any third party.

(14) Entire agreement

These terms of use, together with our privacy policy, 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.

(15) Law and jurisdiction

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

(16) Our details

The full name of our company is DN Developments Limited.

We are registered in England & Wales under registration number 4926400.

Please contact us for more details.

You can contact us by email to info (at) BuildingDIY (dot) com

Privacy Policy (full)

DN Developments ('Company') respects your right to privacy. Your continued use of our website and your submission of any information to us indicate that you have read, understand and agree to our Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy will tell you:

Please note that your information will be collected, processed and stored on servers located in the United Kingdom.

If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not provide us with any information or use any of the products or services offered or provided on Company websites.


Consumer Information

(Much of this does not apply to BuildingDIY as we do not process payments - it is here for reference.)

We receive information about you when you register on our website, or when you take part in a special promotion or fill out a form on one of our websites or on one of our affiliate's, partner's or advertiser's websites.

Standard information :

This information may also include any other personal information or unique preference information you choose to provide.

Automatic Information

We want you to be aware that certain tools exist to help us service and recognize you.

For your convenience, to help us personalize your experience or better serve your needs, we may receive and store certain types of information when you visit one of our websites. You may be familiar with the term 'cookies,' which are unique alphanumeric identifiers that store your personal information. These cookies are placed on your computer when your web browser accesses our websites. We use this information for tracking purposes, to deliver content specific to your interests and to educate us on things such as how you navigate to and around our websites, product browsing, content accessing, and purchasing data. If you choose, there are utilities available for purchase from independent software providers to install on your computer as well as tools/preferences you can choose through most web browsers to make website visits anonymous. Of course, cookies let you have a more satisfying website experience, so we recommend that you leave them turned on.

These cookies are compliant with the EU cookie directive.

Information Required by the Government

The Company may be required to collect and submit certain information required by the government. This information, which may include your taxpayer identification number, will not be used, shared, transferred, or sold for marketing purposes.


We may use the collected information for any legally permissible purpose in our sole discretion, including but not limited to customer service, to provide you with products, services or information you have requested, to customize your user experience, for internal business purposes, and for marketing purposes, including our online and offline programs and services.

Within the Company

We share information we collect from all points of contact within the Company. The information you give us and information about your transaction may be combined with other personally identifiable information available from our records and other sources.

Other Companies and Organizations

We do not share your information with other companies, except for the purposes of delivery of goods ordered via our website.

Governmental Agencies or Other Companies

We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when (1) permitted or required by law, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions, or (3) investigating fraud that has already taken place. In all cases, this information is not provided to these entities for marketing purposes.


The European Union ('EU') maintains strict privacy laws. The Company adheres to the Safe Harbor principals.



By completing and submitting one of our forms or our partner's forms, you are consenting to receive commercial e-mail from the Company and third parties that informs you about new merchandise, sales, special discounts and promotions. In addition, we may send you e-mail to help us learn more about you and your preferences. If, after you have shared your e-mail address with the Company, you decide that you do not want to receive e-mail from the Company, you can discontinue promotional e-mail by clicking on the hyperlink shown in all Company e-mails and follow the directions to indicate your unsubscribe preference. If you have registered or submitted information under more than one e-mail account, you must submit separate unsubscribe requests from each account.

Email addresses will not be sold on to other companies or individuals for any purpose.

Request for More Information/Updating your Information

As it relates to e-mail communications or any other questions you might have about our Privacy Policy, Contact us via the form on the website.


Our websites may offer links to other sites. Other sites have their own terms of use and privacy and security policies. If you choose to visit one of these sites, you should review the policies that govern that particular site.


This Privacy Policy applies to all information collected by or submitted to the Company. Other affiliated entities of the Company may obtain information independently from transactions and experiences with you or from other sources. This Privacy Policy does not pertain to that information.


We recognize the unique privacy concerns regarding children. We are committed to carefully protecting privacy where children are involved no matter the point of contact. Accordingly, we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18. If a parent or guardian is made aware that a child under the age of 18 has provided us with personally identifiable information through any point of contact, we ask you to Contact Us and we will delete the information about the child referenced from our files.


By submitting information to us, you consent to the Company's use of the information collected or submitted as described in this Privacy Policy. We may change or add to this Privacy Policy so we encourage you to review it periodically.


Our Commitment to Data Security

The Company uses industry standard security techniques on our websites to help protect against the loss, misuse or modification of information we've collected from you. When you access your personal information or transmit personally identifiable data to us, that information is stored on servers that we have protected from unauthorized access or intrusion. While we strive to protect your information, the Company cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. You acknowledge and assume this risk when communicating with the Company.




Start Date: 10/02/2009

Revised: 26/04/2016

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