Terms & Conditions

1.0. Introduction

www.homeofmakers.co.uk is owned and operated by Home ōf Makers Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales under company number 11575335

These Terms & Conditions, along with our Privacy Policy provide information about us and the legal Terms and Conditions (Terms) on which we operate. Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using this site and the services offered.

These Terms tells you the acceptable terms of use on which you may make use of our website (www.homeofmakers.co.uk) either as a guest or registered user. ‘Use’ of our site includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use this site. By using this site, you confirm that you accept these Terms and that you agree to comply with them.

1.1. Changes to Terms

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to remove, modify or add any or all of these terms of use at any time by amending this page. Such changes will be immediately effective upon changes being made. Please check these terms and conditions periodically for any changes. Your continued use of this site following any amendments will mean that you accept these changes and their application to your usage.

The site may be updated from time to time, and we may change the content at any time. It is important to note that any of the site content may be out of date at any given point in time, and we are under no obligation to update it. Whilst we endeavour to keep the site fully up to date, we do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.

1.2. Privacy Policy & Acceptable Use Policy

These Terms of use refer also to our following additional terms, all of which apply to the use of this site:

  • Registration and other information provided by you is subject to our Privacy Policy, and shall only be used in accordance with it. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate. For more information please read our Privacy Policy
  • Policies relating to Acceptable Use and Cookies are set out within these Terms. This sets out the permitted and profited uses of our site and information about our site cookies.

1.3. Core Definitions

  • “Us”, “we”, “our” and “ours” means the “Company” [“Home ōf Makers”]
  • “Users” or “you” means anyone accessing or using the services provided by Home ōf Makers.
  • “Homeowner(s)” or “Client(s)” means any person(s), whether a company or individual person, who registers with the website and uses our services to search for and/or contract with a Designer/Maker.
  • “Designer(s)” or “Makers” means any company or person who registers with the website, and uses the services to search for Jobs and connect with other users.
  • “Website” means the website www.homeofmakers.co.uk and all the pages and content on the site.
  • “Consultation” means the initial consultation relating to a project between the Homeowner/Client and the Designer/Maker which has been facilitated through this website. This may be a virtual (online, e.g. Site messaging system, Skype or Telephone call) meeting or face to face consultation. It is expected that the Designer and Homeowner/Client will discuss the brief in order that the Designer can put together a quotation for services or products and associated fees. By using Home ōf Makers, the Designer/Maker agrees that no financial charge will normally be applied during any initial consultation up until the work is agreed between the Homeowner/Client and the Designer/Maker. Any exceptions must be mutually agreed in advance by both the Homeowner and the Maker.
  • “Consultation Request” means the contact by a Homeowner/Client to a Designer/Maker, or vice versa, through the website to arrange a Consultation.
  • “Job” or “Project” means any home design project posted onto the website by a Homeowner/Client
  • “Profile” means the information that has been added by a Designer/Maker to the website to describe themselves and the services they offer.
  • “Post” refers to either a “Job”, “Project” or “Profile”
  • “Service” means any service that is provided to users by us. This includes, information, services and products provided through the website or by telephone or email communication.
  • “Subscription” is the arrangement through which a Designer/Maker can use the Services of the website. The length of use is dependent on the defined period of time requested by the Designer/Maker. The subscription gives a Designer/Maker the ability to view and express an interest in Jobs/Projects. It also enables Homeowners to make contact to invite them for a Consultation and for Designer/Makers to contact one another for collaborations.
  • “Work” can include any professional advice or opinions provided to the Homeowner /Client, prior to agreement of services.

1.4. Age Restriction

You shall not purchase or engage with any services or products from our site if you are below the age of 18 years, because, under this age, you do not have the legal capacity to enter into a contract.

2.0. Law and Jurisdiction

Each of the paragraphs of these Terms stands alone. If any court or relevant local authority decides that any of them are unlawful and/or unenforceable, all other paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.

If we fail to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these Terms, or if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a default by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later default by you.

2.1. Applicable Law

If you are a consumer, please note that these terms of use, its subject matter and its formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree to that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

If you are a business, these terms of use, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

3.0. Provision of Services

Home ōf Makers provides a service that helps Homeowners to find Designers/Makers (including, but not limited to Interior Designers, Architectural Designers, Artists and Furniture Designers) to assist with their Projects through the Website.

4.0. Provision of Services from other Users

All interactions between the Homeowner/Client and Designers/Makers (organisations and/or individuals) found on or through this website are solely between such organisations/individuals. This includes all activity including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranty or representations.

In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other Users, you hereby release us, our 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 disputes and/or our service.

The Designer/Maker is responsible for ensuring that they hold any and all necessary insurance, including professional indemnity insurance and public liability insurance prior to commencing work. The Designer/Maker is responsible for only consulting for Projects that they are qualified and/or professionally competent to undertake, and to negotiate their terms of reference with the Homeowner or other Designer where applicable.

The Homeowner/Client is responsible for checking and obtaining confirmation of insurance cover, guarantees, qualifications and any other necessary information before entering into a contract with any Designer/Maker. It is the sole responsibility of the Homeowner to select a suitable Designer/Maker for their particular Project and negotiate the terms of appointment between them.

Under these Terms you agree that Home ōf Makers shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort. If there is a dispute between users on this website, or between users and any third party, you understand and agree that we are under no obligation to become involved.

In using any of the services provided by Home ōf Makers, you are acknowledging and agreeing that we are not acting as an agent. Hōme of Makers is not responsible for any agreement or appointment between Users that is facilitated through the use of this website.

Home ōf Makers will not be held liable for or involved in any agreement between Users and any losses or disputes arising as a result of that agreement.

5.0. Website Content

5.1. Information

The content on Home ōf Makers is provided for general information only. We strongly recommend that you obtain specialist and professional advice before you take any action based on the information and content on this site.

All reasonable efforts are made to ensure all the information we provide is accurate and up to date, no representations, warranties or guarantees, express or implied are made. We will not be held liable or responsible for any disputes of losses which arise from error, inaccuracies or omissions in the content we provide. This extends to any direct or indirect advice offered on the site.

Home ōf Makers is not responsible or liable for the information or content that is posted by Users (either Homeowners or Designers/Makers). If any disputes arise from misinformation provided by Users that is given either within or outside of the website, we will not be liable.

5.2. User Content

All content that you as a User upload to Home ōf Makers and all contact and communication that you have with other Users must be compliant with the standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

Should any User content not comply with these standards, you will be liable to us and indemnify us for breach of that warranty. Consumer users will be responsible for any loss or damage that we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

Any content that you upload to Home ōf Makers will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. This means that we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such content for any purpose. An example of this could be for promotional and marketing materials.

We have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their rights to privacy.

Home ōf Makers will not be responsible, or liable to any third party for the content or accuracy of any content posted by any User of the site.

Views expressed by users of our site do not represent our views or values.

We have the right to remove any content that is posted on this site by Users, if, in our opinion, the content is not compliant with the standards clearly set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

As a User, you agree that the information and content that you provide will be honest, truthful and that you will only use this website for lawful purposes. Information, images and communication with other Users should be tasteful and civil for the sole purpose of finding a Job or a Designer. If, in our opinion, any User is in breach of any of the above, we reserve the right to remove said content from [Name] and block the User from using all Services.

All parties, including Users and Visitors acknowledge that we do not vet, approve or manage Posts or Profiles or the content contained within User posts or messages. All content is the sole responsibility of the individual or company who uploaded or submitted that content.

6.0. Reviews

Home ōf Makers does not vet, approve or manage the content of reviews that are submitted by Homeowners/Clients. All objections to reviews should be brought to our attention through the ‘contact us’ page. We reserve the right to remove any reviews that are deemed by us to be unfair or unreasonable. This will be under exceptional circumstances, but at our sole discretion.

We do not promote, represent, recommend or approve of any user of this service. Reviews posted by Homeowners/Clients are their individual opinion only.

All Users understand that Home ōf Makers is not responsible for any review content, or any harm done by such content. The Homeowner/Client is directly responsible for any feedback that they post in reference to a Designer/Maker and is responsible for its accuracy and legality.

All Users understand that any use of profanity, libellous behaviour or language, illegal activity, or any other for of abuse of the feedback and review function may result in them being banned from any further use of our Services and reported to the authorities, if applicable.

7.0. Site Connections

You are permitted to link your own site to our homepage, provided that you do so in a way that is fair and legal and doesn’t damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link to our site on any website that is not owned by you. The website to which you are linking must comply to all content standards that are set out in out Acceptable Use Policy.

You must not create a link in a way that suggests a form of association, approval or endorsement from Home ōf Makers where none exists.
The Home ōf Makers site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the homepage or your personal profile link.

We reserve the right to withdraw any linking permission[s] without notice.

If you wish to make use of any content on our site other than that set out above, please contact us directly via our ‘Contact Us’ page.

7.1. Third Party Links and Site Resources

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources that are provided by third parties, these are provided for your information only. Home ōf Makers has no control of those sites or resources.

8. Intellectual Property

Home ōf Makers is the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights on our site and the material published on it. All material is protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

As a user, you may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from Home ōf Makers for your personal use. You may also draw the attention of others within your household or organisation to content that is posted on the site.

You are not permitted to modify the paper or digital copies of any of the materials that you have printed off or downloaded. You must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or graphics separately from any accompanying text.

You must acknowledge our status as the content authors along with acknowledging the identified contributor (typically the Designer).

Under no circumstances may you use any part of the site content for commercial purposes without gaining express permission and licensing through us or our licensors.

If there is any breach of these terms of use in terms of print outs, downloads or copies, you will cease to have any rights to use this site with immediate effect. You must also return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Intellectual property rights through posts, messages, text and picture files, images, photos, video, sounds or any other material “content” that is uploaded to the Site are retained by the copyright owner. These are added to the site at Users’ own risk. In uploading any content, you are giving express and irrevocable permission for Home ōf Makers to store, display and use the content.

You warrant and undertake that any design, documentation, software or other information or materials added or used by you in using this site will not infringe on the intellectual property rights or any other right or any third party or incorporate third party rights.

Through using this site you will indemnify and keep us indemnified against any liability, loss, damage, costs and expenses (including any professional adviser’s fees) which may incur as a result of your breach of this clause.

9.0 Payment Terms and Refunds

9.1. Subscriptions

There is no payment required for Homeowners/Clients to register to use our Services.

Designers are eligible to sign up to the Site for a set fee, in order to post a profile, browse jobs and connect with Homeowners/Clients. This charge will be displayed on the Site as a fixed rate for a fixed time, or a promotional rate if eligible.

This charge will make the following available to Designers:

  • Create Profile (either basic or premium, dependent upon the package selected)
  • Browse Homeowners’ jobs through the search function
  • Connect with Homeowners through the chat function to arrange consultations.
  • Access member benefits (where applicable)

Designer subscriptions are to be paid in advance of use. If you set up an online payment agreement, Home ōf Makers will automatically take payment from the credit or debit card that has been used to set up the online agreement up to three calendar days before the renewal date of your subscription.

Home ōf Makers will not be responsible to you or to any third party, for any losses or costs that may arise out of you not updating or cancelling your agreement prior to the renewal date.

Cancellations of subscriptions can be requested through the ‘my profile’ page of your account.

We reserve the right to change the price of subscription fees at any time. Changes to prices will be communicated to you in advance. If you do not agree to or wish to be bound by the new subscription price, you may cancel your subscription before the change comes into effect. Your continued use of your site membership will cease after the date upon which you have paid your subscription to. Conversely your continued use of your membership after this date will constitute your acceptance of the new subscription price.

You agree that having a subscription does not remove our right to limit or terminate in full your use of the site. You also agree that we have the right to change the features and privileges of a Designers’ subscription from time to time.

If the above has come into effect, and a user expressly requests, in writing, we will, at our discretion, reimburse the remaining subscription at a pro-rata rate for the time remaining.

9.2. Refunds for Designers/Makers

Any fees payable under 9.1 are non-refundable, save that refunds may occasionally be offered under exceptional circumstances at our sole discretion. If it is deemed that a refund will be made, payment will normally be made within 5 working days of the request.

Requests for refund should be made through our ‘contact us’ page. If you are a consumer, this refund policy will not affect your statutory rights to a refund.

10. Questions and Queries

If you are not clear on any of the Terms laid out, please get in touch for clarity through contacting us at hello@homeofmakers.co.uk