Cork Independent

Important information for our advertising Customers

Terms & Conditions of doing business with the Cork Independent Newspapers Ltd., herein after called the Company

Placing an Order for Advertising:
By placing an order for advertising, the Customer agrees to be bound by and to accept these terms and conditions.

Orders placed by the Customer are not binding upon the Company until accepted by the Company

The Customer agrees to pay in full and in compliance with the agreed payment terms and payments methods, for all orders for advertisements placed by the customer, or an agent acting on their behalf, in person, by email, telephone, fax, or at a meeting, and accepted by the Company.

The Company without prejudice to the Customer may withhold or cancel any order placed by the Customer where there are amounts overdue for payment or for any other reason.

Advertisements are published by the Company on the understanding that the Customer:

a. has right to use the content in the advertisement: graphics, logos, text, images and similar, and owns the copyright for the content.

b. is not, either on purpose or inadvertently, passing off on another business or organization, through the content or design of their advertisement.

c. is not providing content which is likely to cause offense or break the law.

d. is in compliance with the rules and guidelines of Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland

e. agrees that where the Company designs the advertisements for the Customer, the designs remain the copyright of the Company.
The Customer when placing an order, indemnifies the Company against any loss, damage or any liability, arising from any claim in relation to matters referred to in a., b., c., and d. above.
Any quotations supplied by the Company will be valid for 30 days or the period stated on the quotation.

All prices quoted are subject to VAT at the pertaining rate. (Except classified advertisements in some cases)

The Customer will approve the final version of their advertisement, normally, on or before the day prior to publication, (Wednesday), but not later than 1.00pm on that day. In certain circumstances earlier deadlines will apply.

If the Customer cancels an order for an advertisement after 11.00 am on the day prior to publication, Wednesday, the Customer will still be liable to pay the full cost of the advertisement.

The Customer shall submit any errors or mistakes on any invoices to the Company in writing within 7 days of receipt of such invoice. Failure to notify the Company deems the Customer to have accepted the invoice as accurate, complete, and published by the Company to a standard acceptable to the Customer.

No re-publication will be granted in the case of typographical or minor changes that do not affect the value of the advertisement and payment will be due as quoted.


Payment methods:
(a) Payment will be made by the Customer by bank/wire transfer, credit card, debit card, cash, bank draft or cheque or some other payment method acceptable to the Company.
(b) When payment is being made by cheque, the cheque must be cleared through the bank before 5.00pm on the Tuesday prior to publication.
(c) When paying by bank transfer, the funds must be received in the bank account of the Company by 5.00 pm on the Tuesday prior to publication.

The company reserves the right to request credit card guarantees and deduct payment from said credit card s in support of receiving payments.

Payment Terms:
Prepay Customers
In the case of all new and prepay Customers, the Customer will pay for the advertisement in advance of publication.

Account Customers
In the case of account Customers, payment will be made on or before 30 days from date of invoice, to be received by the Company on or before the due date.

Credit Limit
Payment is due immediately, even if the credit period extended is less than 30 days, if the customer’s account reaches the credit limit set by the company or when the customer is placing an order which will bring the customer’s account over the credit limit.

The company reserves the right to request credit card guarantees and deduct payment from said credit/debit cards in support of receiving payments.

Interest on late payments
The company reserves the right to levy interest charges at a rate equal to its overdraft borrowings on amounts that are overdue for payment, calculated on the day-to-day balance. This is in line with the European Communities (Late Payment in Commercial Transactions) Regulations 2002.

Collection Costs
Customer agrees to pay all collection and other associated costs incurred by the Company, including but not limited to legal fees.

(a) These conditions shall be construed in accordance with and governed by Irish Law.

The Company reserves the right to omit or suspend any advertisement without notice. In addition, the company will not accept any responsibility in the event of one or more of a series of advertisements being omitted for any cause whatsoever nor does the company accept responsibility for any loss or damage caused by any error or inaccuracy in the printing of the advertisement. Further, we reserve the right to refuse to insert any advertisement, article, letter, photograph or other material without giving any reason. While every effort has been made to ensure that all information contained in the publication is factual and correct at the time of going to press, we cannot be held responsible for any inadvertent errors or omissions contained therein.

These terms and conditions are subject to change without prior notice at any time, at the Company’s sole discretion.