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. If you submit a tradesman profile to our website, we will ask you to expressly agree to these terms of use. You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to use our website. By using our website, and by agreeing to these terms of use, you warrant and represent that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age.

General disclaimer - customers

You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to select a tradesperson and to negotiate the terms of any work to be performed by the tradesperson you have selected and that TradesAdvisor makes no warranty regarding any goods or services purchased or obtained through an introduction made via its website or the services or any transactions entered into through its website.

TradesAdvisor relies on data provided by members and third parties to determine which tradespeople are included in the database accessible via the website and does not recommend or endorse any specific tradesperson.

Whilst TradesAdvisor shall use its reasonable endeavours to do so, it does not guarantee to be able to find a tradesperson suitable for undertaking a Job whether by reason of geographical restrictions or otherwise.

TradesAdvisor provides no guarantee that a tradesperson to whom it has passed a customer's job information will contact the customer.

TradesAdvisor cannot accept any liability in respect of any contract or other agreement entered into between the customer and the tradesperson. In particular, but without limitation, TradesAdvisor can accept no liability relating to the quality or fitness of any work performed or omitted to be performed by any tradesperson and accordingly shall not be liable to the customer for any occurrence resulting from the introduction of the tradesperson to the customer including but not limited to any direct, indirect or consequential or inconsequential loss of any kind suffered by the customer howsoever arising.

General disclaimer - Tradepeople

TradesAdvisor makes no guarantee to refer any jobs to a tradesperson. However, the tradesperson has the opportunity to increase its profile by keeping the tradesperson's profile updated with new information, new images and new regular feedback posted by its customers.

As a tradesperson, you must ensure that you are legally able to perform the Work specified in the Job description.

As a member, you must ensure that you regularly update your profile with new information, new images and feedback regularly posted by your customers. TradesAdvisor will not entertain any request for a refund where the tradesperson has not regularly updated the profile with new feedback.

TradesAdvisor is not party to any contract made between the customer and the tradesperson in relation to a specific job and accordingly shall not be liable to the tradesperson for any occurrence resulting from the introduction of the customer to the tradesperson including but not limited to any direct, indirect or consequential or inconsequential loss of any kind suffered by the tradesperson howsoever arising.

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 of your Tradesman Profile from the website for your own personal use (including for marketing your business), subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms of use.

You must not:

  • republish material from this website (including republication on another website);

  • sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;

  • show any material from the website in public, other than your Tradesman Profile for marketing of your own business;

  • edit or otherwise modify any material on the website (other than editing your own directory submissions using our website interface);

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

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

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

3. Our directory

We welcome submissions to our website. You may submit a Tradesman Profile to our directory by following the steps set out on www.tradesadvisor.com. You will have the opportunity to identify and correct input errors prior to making your submission by logging into your Tradesman Profile on www.TradesAdvisor.Com.

You must not submit to our directory an incomplete Tradesman Profile, made-for-AdSense websites, or websites the content of which consists wholly or mainly of affiliate links.

Your directory submissions must comply with the acceptable use and submissions provisions below.

The submission charges will be as set out on our website from time to time.  All submission charges stated on the website are stated exclusive of VAT. You must pay to us the submission charges in respect of a submission in inn accordance with the Payment Terms, in cleared funds, in accordance with the instructions on our website. We may vary submission charges from time to time by posting new charges on our website.  However, such variations will not affect submissions that have already been paid for.

Your submission will be automatically processed / individually reviewed within twenty-four (24) hours following receipt of the applicable charges in cleared funds.

We reserve the right to reject or delete submissions that, in our reasonable opinion, breach these terms of use, or that do not, in our reasonable opinion, meet the additional guidelines for submissions published on our website. If we reject or delete a submission on either basis, we will not refund the applicable charges.

If we accept your submission then, it will remain published on our website for a period of one year, subject to termination or deletion in accordance with these terms of use.

If you make a directory submission, you will be asked to choose a user ID and password.  You must ensure that your user ID and password are kept confidential.  We may disable your user ID and password in our sole discretion without notice or explanation.

You must keep your directory submissions up-to-date using our website interface. You must also use reasonable endeavours to maintain your profile records maintained and ensure at least one (1) feedback record is uploaded to our website once monthly. You acknowledge that the effectiveness of TradesAdvisor's service relies on regular updates to your profile and receiving regular feedback. No refunds or partial refunds will be given for reasons where you claim that our service has been ineffective and where your profile has not been uploaded and you have received no feedback on your profile.

We will not file a copy of these terms of use specifically in relation to each submission and, if we update these terms of use, the version to which you originally agreed will no longer be available on our website.  For this reason, we recommend that you print and file a copy of these terms of use for future reference.

These terms of use are provided in the English language only.

4. 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 data collected from our website or our directory to contact individuals or companies or other organisations, unless it is to contact them to discuss genuine business opportunities, which can benefit the other party.

You must not use data collected from our website or our directory for any direct marketing activity (including without limitation email marketing, SMS marketing, telemarketing and direct mailing).

5. Submissions

In these terms of use, your submissions means all material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to our website directory, or that you submit to our website using any other website feature.

You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your submissions 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 submissions 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).

Your submissions (and their publication on our website) must not:

  • be libellous or maliciously false;

  • be obscene or indecent;

  • infringe any copyright, moral right, database right, trade mark right, design right, right in passing off, or other intellectual property right;

  • infringe any right of confidence, right of privacy, or right under data protection legislation;

  • constitute negligent advice or contain any negligent statement;

  • constitute an incitement to commit a crime;

  • be in contempt of any court, or in breach of any court order;

  • be in breach of racial or religious hatred or discrimination legislation;

  • be blasphemous;

  • be in breach of official secrets legislation;

  • be in breach of any contractual obligation owed to any person;

  • depict violence in an explicit, graphic or gratuitous manner;

  • be pornographic or sexually explicit;

  • be untrue, false, inaccurate or misleading;

  • consist of or contain any instructions, advice or other information which may be acted upon and could, if acted upon, cause illness, injury or death, or any other loss or damage;

  • constitute spam;

  • be offensive, deceptive, threatening, abusive, harassing, or menacing, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory; or

  • cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any person.

Your submissions must be appropriate, civil, tasteful and accord with generally accepted standards of etiquette and behaviour on the internet.

You must not use our website to link to any website or web page consisting of or containing material that would, were it posted on our website, breach the provisions of these terms of use.

You must not submit to our website any submissions that are or have 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 submissions, we do not undertake to monitor the submissions, or the publication of the submissions on our website.

6. Discontinuing service

We reserve the right to discontinue our directory services (and the publication of our website) at any time in our sole discretion with or without notice.

If:

  • you have paid for directory submission;

  • your directory submission has been accepted in accordance with these terms of use;

  • you have maintained an updated profile and received regular feedback from your customers and

  • we discontinue the directory service;

we will refund to you such portion of your payment as we determine to be reasonable. Save as provided in this Section 6, you will not be entitled to any refund upon the discontinuance of our directory services.

7. Limited warranties

You acknowledge that some of the information published on this website is submitted by users, and that we do not usually review, approve or edit such information. We do not warrant the completeness or accuracy of the information published on this website; 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).

8. Limitations and exclusions of liability

Nothing in these terms of use will: (a) limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence; (b) limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; (c) limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or (d) exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in these terms of use: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the terms of use or in relation to the subject matter of the terms of use, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.

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.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any business losses, including (without limitation) loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities or goodwill.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.

Our aggregate liability to you under the terms of use will not exceed the greater of: (a) 150 GBP; and (b) the total amount paid or (if greater) payable by you to us under the terms of use.

You accept that we have an interest in limiting the personal liability of our officers and employees.  Having regard to that interest, you accept that we are a limited liability entity and agree that you will not bring any claim personally against individual officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website or these terms of use.  This will not, of course, limit or exclude the liability of the company itself for the acts and omissions of our officers and employees.

You agree to the publication of comments, reviews and/or feedback relating to you, by others, on our website. You acknowledge that such comments, reviews and/or feedback may be critical or defamatory or otherwise unlawful; and you agree that you will not hold us liable in respect of any such comments, reviews and/or feedback, irrespective of whether we are aware or ought to have been aware of such comments, reviews and/or feedback.

9. 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.

10. 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, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms of use in any way, we may:

  • send you one or more formal warnings;

  • temporarily suspend your access to the website;

  • permanently prohibit you from accessing the website;

  • block computers using your IP address from accessing the website;

  • contact your internet services provider and request that they block your access to the website;

  • bring court proceedings against you for breach of contract or otherwise;

  • delete ands/or edit any or all of your directory or website submissions; and/or

  • suspend and/or delete your account with the website.

Where we suspend or prohibit or block your access to our website or a part of our website, you must not take any action to circumvent such suspension or prohibition or blocking (including without limitation creating and/or using a different account).

11. Third party websites

Our website includes hyperlinks to other websites owned and operated by third parties. These links are not recommendations. We have no control over the contents of third party websites, and we accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

12. Trade marks

TradesAdvisor and our logo are trade marks belonging to us. We give no permission for the use of these trade marks, and such use may constitute an infringement of our rights.

The other registered and unregistered trade marks or service marks on our website are the property of their respective owners. Unless stated otherwise, we do not endorse and are not affiliated with any of the holders of any such rights and as such we cannot grant any licence to exercise such rights.

13. Competitions

From time to time we may run competitions, free prize draws and/or other promotions on our website. These will be subject to separate terms and conditions (that we will make available to you as appropriate).

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. Law and jurisdiction

These terms of use will be governed by and construed in accordance with Scottish law, and any disputes relating to these terms of use will be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland.

20. Our details

The full name of our company is SHS Exhibitions Limited.

We are registered in Scotland under registration number SC551038.

Our registered address is 56 King Street Aberdeen AB24 5AX.

You can contact us by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.