Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions of use
Theantcan.com (the "website") is a site operated by The Ant Can Ltd ("we", "us", "our"), registered in England and Wales under company number 6897193, with our registered office at Wellesley House, 204 London Road, Waterlooville, Hampshire PO7 7AN. If you have any questions regarding these terms and conditions of use, please use our Contact Form .

We cannot be held responsible for any services or goods, prices, products and goods, availability, competency, suitability, companies or suppliers listed on or linking to the website.

The website contains materials, reviews, feedback and comments ("postings") which are created by members of the public, visitors to, and/or registered users of, the website ("Ant"). Any opinions or comments published are based on the authors experience and are not representative of any of our views or opinions and we will not be held liable.

We endeavour to review all postings before being published on the website, but cannot guarantee that all postings will be checked prior to publishing. We do not endorse any postings on the website. Postings are not intended to be a reliable source of advice and should not be treated as such by any Ant or anyone who may be informed of any contents.

We retain the right to amend, update and alter these terms and conditions without notification. These are our standard terms and conditions upon which we intend to rely. By entering, using or subscribing to the website in any way, you acknowledge that for your own benefit and protection you have read, understand and fully accept you will be legally bound by all terms and conditions as a whole and individually. If you do not agree to any of the terms or conditions do not use the website. You may contact us for clarification. In the event any part(s) of this agreement is found to be invalid, the other provisions shall remain valid and enforceable.

We reserve the right to amend the service or options on the website, or withdraw the website completely without giving prior notice. We will not be held liable for any unavailability of the website at any time for any reason. We may restrict access to parts or the entire website to any Ant for any reason or at our discretion.

Should we issue any passwords or unique identifiers to anyone wishing to subscribe to the website, then this information must be treated as confidential and should not be disclosed to any third party. Failure to comply with this requirement can result in removing registration or ability to access the website.

You are permitted to access the website on a temporary basis and you are responsible for your own connectivity to the website. We endeavour to update the website regularly, however any of the material on the website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Intellectual Property
We hold full international copyright and intellectual property rights to the entire website, unless otherwise stated. All such rights are reserved. All materials are protected under copyright and intellectual property laws worldwide.

None of the material provided on this website may be used for commercial purposes including being copied, stored, distributed, republished, reproduced, downloaded, displayed or transmitted in any form without our prior written permission. The only exception that applies is that individual Ants are permitted to download or print one copy of material published on this website for their sole personal, non-commercial use. This is with the proviso that they do not modify the materials and that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the materials are retained and acknowledged. If any of the terms and conditions of use of the website are breached, then permission is deemed to be terminated.

We do not grant any express or implied right to you under any patents, trademarks, copyright or trade mark laws. We hold as our intellectual property all trademarks, logos and service marks displayed on the website and we do not grant any trademark licence whatsoever. In the event of unauthorised use or misuse of any trademarks we will pursue legal remedies for protection.

Postings and membership levels
Any one registering to use the website or to become an Ant must not submit false information during the registration process. All registration requests are checked for accuracy before being confirmed and becoming live and any containing, in our sole opinion, false information will be refused. All registrants must be over 18 years old, have a valid email address and provide all other required information during the registration process.

We hold no responsibility to the accuracy of any postings. We reserve the right to reject or remove postings.

Membership levels are categorised as personal/sole trader, business and banner:
Personal/sole trader postings are free and are aimed at Ants who are selling their skills on a part-time basis ("Worker Ants") or are a very small company/sole trader.
Business level membership is by subscription and is the minimum level that business users are permitted to subscribe to ("Business Ants"). Examples of Business Ants are those who supply a VAT number, have their own website or have suffixes to their trading name which include but are not limited to "Ltd", "LLP", "inc" or similar.
Banner level membership ("Banner Ants") is a paid for subscription applicable to any Ant who wishes to display a banner advert on the website.

All membership levels are for a 12 month period ("Subscription Period"). At the end of the Subscription Period, the Ant will need to re-subscribe to keep their posting current and listed on the directory. Failure to re-subscribe will result in the listing/posting being removed from the website.

Any Ant can upgrade their membership level to a higher level, but cannot downgrade to the previous level until the end of any Subscription Period.

We will endeavour to differentiate between Worker Ants, Business Ants and Banner Ants through position of the listings.

Payment terms for paid listings is with order on application. Non-payment will result in listings being removed from the website. We do not offer free trial subscriptions or rebates on cancelled subscriptions.

The price for membership is as displayed in the relevant section of the website. We reserve the right to add, amend or withdraw membership levels and pricing without giving prior notice.

We cannot guarantee that all functionality will be available in all counties, states or countries, and content and listings may vary dependant on areas. We do not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to our services, and operation of our site may be stopped due to factors outside our control.

If you no longer wish to list on the website, no part or full refund of any membership fees will be given.

We reserve the right to remove any listings, whether free or paid listings from the website at any time. Removal can be for reasons including receipt of complaints regarding offensive or defamatory or otherwise illegal practices or any contravention of our terms of conditions. No part or full refund of any membership fees will be given in such circumstances.

Other than your personal information, any electronically submitted posting to the website is our exclusive copyright and is deemed not be confidential or proprietary . All postings, including suggestions, comments, ideas and questions shall be free to be used by us for any purpose whatsoever without restriction or compensation.

We allow Ants and visitors to the website to post their own opinions. We require anyone making a posting to not leave negative, offensive or defamatory comments and any postings considered by us, at our sole discretion, to be inappropriate will be deleted or rejected. We assume no legal responsibility for any postings or remarks published on the website.

Standards policy
We will remove postings that do not comply with, or that contravene, our standards policy, which applies to all postings as a whole as well as in spirit. Our standards policy means that all postings must be accurate, genuine and comply with applicable laws of the UK. Our standards policy means that all postings must not:

Any visitor can contact us by using our Contact Form if they believe that any part of our standards policy has been contravened.

The website can only be used for lawful purposes. The website cannot be used in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation, is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.

The website must not be misused including attempting to purposefully harm anyone, including minors, sending, receiving, up- or downloading, using or re-using any material which does not comply with our standards policy in any way.

Transmission or sending of any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any form of spam is strictly forbidden.

You must not knowingly introduce any material that contains viruses, trojans, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs including any that will cause a denial-of-service attack or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware. Any such action will result in prosecution.

The information in this website is provided in the spirit of the site and is without warranty, condition or guarantee of any kind, expressed or implied. We shall not be responsible for any errors or omission or any technical or content inaccuracies in the website. We are not responsible for the conduct of any users of the website whether online or offline.

We take no responsibility for any external links provided on the website, whether created by The Ant Can Ltd or any third party. We are not responsible for the content or availability of any external content including but not limited to websites, RSS feeds etc. Any external content or link does not imply that we are affiliated or associated with such content, the content owners or any related organisations or companies.

Visitor, users or subscribers to the website and The Ant Can Ltd are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee/employer or franchiser/franchisee relationship shall be deemed to exist, or is intended to exist by this Agreement.

As a user or visitor to the website, you agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend The Ant Can Ltd, (including any subsidiaries, affiliates, sponsors, or any related companies including those which share substantially common ownership), and all officers, directors, employees, agents, insurers, and representatives of any of them from any losses (including but not limited to loss of income, revenue, anticipated savings, business, profits, contracts, data, goodwill and time) claims, demands, actions, causes of action, suits, sums of money, judgments, controversies, and liabilities whatsoever, at law or in equity, arising from or in any way resulting from your use of the website, any posted products or services or any third party information or links.

Applicable law
These terms and condition are governed and construed under the laws and courts of England and Wales.

Data protection
We are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 ('the Act') for Data Protection purposes. We treat your personal information as confidential. By your subscription you permit us to utilise details relating to you, not limited to your name and address in order to allow us to provide our listings.

Charitable Donations
We will donate a percentage of profits generated by us from this website to our nominated charities. Details available on application.