By using the Services offered through the Website and / or Third Parties found through the Website, you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions set below. If you do not agree fully then you may not use or access this Service. By clicking ‘Create Account’ during the sign-up process and/or continuing to use any part of the Service, you confirm your acceptance of this Agreement.
This Agreement shall be subject to the laws of England and the parties shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. Clause headings have been place for convenience only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement in any way.
- Website information and accuracy
- Website content
- Intellectual Property
- Dealing with Trade members
- Qualification and Insurance Documents
- Methods of Contact
- Suspend/Termination of Trade Member Accounts
- Review Process
- Cookie Information
- Changes to Terms and Conditions
Expert Trades provide an online marketplace to allow Customers, who have a requirement for works to be carried out, to find Trade Members. We, the awesome team that are trying their very hardest to change the industry for the better, know how important it is for you to find a trade member that will complete the work you need completing to a high standard, with no stress and making the whole project, no matter how big or small, an enjoyable one. We are working hard to make this happen and apologise for the boring legal manner this document must be written in.
“Company”, “Expert Trades”, (“us”, “we”, “our” and “ours”) means I Need An Expert Ltd, including where the context so allows, its shareholders and employees. Expert Trades is a trading name of I Need An Expert Ltd. (Registered Company Number: 8492676)
“Customer(s)”, “You”, “User” means any person, persons, companies or other organisations using the Services of the Company.
“Project” means projects and services carried out by Trade Members and their Sub-Contractors, for or on behalf of Customer(s).
“Service(s)” means the services, procedures and information provided and used by the Company for the benefit of Trade Members and Customers. This includes but is not exclusive to, information, products and services provided by telephone, fax or mail, on the Website and by E-mail.
“Suspend(ed)” means the suspension, under our own discretion, of the Trade Member’s account with the Company.
“Terms and Conditions” means this User Agreement.
“Third Party” or “Third Parties” means any person, persons, company or companies, websites or any other business or enterprise that is being referred to.
“Claimed” means any profile that has been taken ownership of by the trade member. A profile is marked as claimed once the trade member has confirmed their e-mail address or contact number, updated any profile information, uploaded any imagery or altered their profile in any way. As soon as a profile is claimed it will be accessible to and open to review by the general public, according to the review process set out in these Terms and Conditions. Any trade member wishing not to claim their account must contact our team before using it.
“Trade Member(s)” means any tradesperson, tradespeople, trades companies or any other person, persons, company, or companies that use the Services of the Company in order to receive information which will assist them in securing Projects with Customers and potential Customers.
“Website” means www.verifiedtrades.co.uk and all of the pages, content and subdomains contained therein.
2. Website Information and Accuracy:
Expert Trades make every attempt to ensure that all data within the site is valid, correct and accurate. We pride ourselves in the level of due diligence we implement but cannot guarantee the accuracy of this service. We are not liable for any problems or losses that may arise from errors within the information provided. Customers acknowledge that Expert Trades is not acting as an agent for any Trade Member and is not responsible for any work undertaken.
Expert Trades is not involved in any agreement made between a Customer and Trade Member. Expert Trades takes reasonable steps to correct defects to the Website/Services or the services that are made available and to ensure that they are free of viruses or anything else that may be harmful or destructive.
Although We strive to ensure our Trade Members are fully documented We cannot guarantee this. We therefore highly recommend that the Customer requests proof of any documents they deem necessary before reaching any agreement with a Trade Member.
On the website content may reference pricing within the ‘Home Advice Hub’. This pricing is indicative and not contractual and the Trade Member has no requirement to fulfil any works at prices stated on the website.
Expert Trades is not liable for any losses or problems which may occur during a transaction between a Customer and a Trade member, or which arise from any information provided within, or outside of, our Website or Services. Expert Trades reserves the right and ability to suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of the Website without notice to you. Expert Trades will not be liable to you for any reason if the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
No terms will affect your statutory rights as a consumer
3. Website Content:
You agree upon using the Website that you will only use the Services and engage with Trade Members for lawful purposes. Trade Members are solely responsible for the data, information and advice provided both within the Website and outside of the Services of Expert Trades.
You understand that We are not responsible for any content provided by Trade Members by any means. Links to Third Party services and / or products may be available within the Website or through links to external websites. We are not liable for the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information or services offered by Third Parties.
Expert Trades aims to produce high quality content for both Customers and Trade Members; We have the right to refuse and / or remove at our own discretion any comments, posts, images, links and videos that are made available on the site if we believe it does not add any value to Customers and / or Trade Members.
4. Intellectual Property
The website and its contents (including and without limitation to the Website design, text, graphics and all software) is protected by copyright, trademarks and other Intellectual property rights. By using our site you agree you will make use of it’s contents for the sole purpose of your personal, non-commercial use.
Reviews and recommendations collected remain fully owned by the Trade and may be used in adverts to promote that Trade member or Expert Trades as an entity.
5. Dealing With Trade Members:
When You enter into contract or interactions with Trade Members found on Expert Trades, including payment terms, delivery of goods / services and / or any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with these dealings, You agree upon use of our Services that these dealings are between you and the Trade Member.
By using our Service You agree that Expert Trades is under no obligation to become involved with any dealings between You, the Customer, and Trade Members or any other Third Parties that may be made accessible through the Website. In the event of any dispute with one or more of the Trade Members or Third Parties You release Expert Trades, its officers, employees, agents and successors in rights from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected and unsuspected disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputed and / or our Services.
6. Qualification and Insurance Documents:
Trades are prompted to upload documents to their account to provide proof of validity. Our insurance partner, Superscript (Superscript is a trading name of Enro Limited, registered in England and Wales 9265254. They’re directly authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 656459.) validates your insurance documents on our behalf. By uploading your insurance document(s) you give permission for Superscript to contact you by telephone 30 days out from your insurance renewal period to discuss your renewal needs.
During the upload process you are able to give a positive ‘opt-in’ to receive electronic communication. Once you take action and opt-in, this will give Superscript permission to contact you via email.
We advise all homeowners to validate all qualifications and insurances independently before any work is undertaken.
7. Methods Of Contact:
By becoming a member / user of Expert Trades you allow us to store your contact details. You consent to be contacted via E-Mail, phone call or text message.
8. Suspended / Termination of Trade Member Accounts:
Expert Trades reserves the right to Suspend or terminate any Trade Member profile at our own discretion. A Trade Member profile may be placed under review at the discretion of Expert Trades during which time the profile may be removed from the Website and blocked from using any Service.
A Trade Member whose account is under review or has been terminated may not sign up under a different E-Mail, Company Name or Trading Name. We reserve the right to terminate any associated accounts that we believe are related to a previously terminated Trade Member without notice to you. An account that has been terminated will not be removed from the website, but all contact details for that profile will be removed along with any content within the profile (documents, images, qualifications) and this will be replaced with the following text: “This account has been terminated by the team at Expert Trades. Please click here to be taken to our search page so you can find another trade to help you with your project.”
9. Review Process:
Once a review is added to a Trade Member profile, a notification will be sent to their inbox for confirmation. This notification will only provide enough information to confirm that the Trade Member worked on the project to which the review relates, it will not show the scoring or feedback within the review. Below are the three review statuses that we use and how they work.
A review accepted by the Trade Member is added to that member’s public profile. A review will not be removed on the grounds of negative content. In the case a trade accepts a review for work they then claim they did not do then the review will be placed into pending. During this time the homeowner who had the work completed will be asked to provide a receipt for works undertaken and given 21 days to do so. If a receipt is received the review will be restored to the Trade Member’s profile and will not be removed. If no receipt is received then the review will be archived and will not show on the Member’s profile.
If a review is neither accepted nor declined, the Trade Member will be contacted via e-mail after 7 days and again 14 days, they will also be contacted via text. If no response has been received after 21 days the review will go live on the Trade Member’s profile. A trade may contend a review that has been applied to their account after this 21 day period by contacting our team directly on email@example.com.
When a Trade Member declines a review, an e-mail will be sent to the person who submitted that review. If the reviewer replies with proof of works (proof of works may include an invoice, a certificate or any other document that clearly shows work has taken place) within 21 days then the review is made public on the trades profile automatically.
Expert Trades will not remove a negative review from any Trade Members Claimed account unless we believe this review to be fraudulent. In this case we will investigate the review and we reserve the right to deal with this at our own discretion.
Reviews are owned by the Trade, and may be used in adverts to promote that Trade member or Expert Trades as an entity.
10. Cookie Information:
Cookies are small bits of text used by a browser to store information on our computer hard drive. Each cookie can, and will, only be read by the web server that originally issued it.
As you browse our website, advertising cookies will be placed on your computer so that we can understand what you are interested in. Our display advertising partner, AdRoll, then enables us to present you with retargeting advertising on other sites based on your previous interaction with our website. The techniques our partners employ do not collect personal information such as your name, email address, postal address, or telephone number. You can visit this page to opt out of AdRoll’s and their partners’ targeted advertising.
11. Changes of Terms and Conditions:
Expert Trades reserve the right to change / update the Terms and Conditions of the site. As a User of the website it is your responsibility to check for any updates to ensure you agree with the Terms and Conditions before use of the website.
You agree to indemnify Expert Trades, its employees and agents from any breach of these Terms and Conditions by you and any claim or demand brought against Expert Trades by any third party as a result of your use or interaction with the Services, or any content you submit through the Services. This includes, but is not limited to, all claims, actions, proceedings, losses, liabilities, damages, costs, expenses (including reasonable legal costs and expenses) howsoever suffered or incurred by Expert Trades as a result of your breach of these Terms and Conditions.
If at any point any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction within England then such Term or Condition shall be severed and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.