Welcome to piertalk! This agreement (“Agreement”) describes your rights and responsibilities in your use of piertalk’s website and service, as a registered piertalk member, and what you can expect from us. By clicking “I accept” or by otherwise indicating that you agree, you are agreeing to these terms, so please take a moment to read this legally binding agreement. If you are a visitor to the piertalk website but not a registered member, by browsing the website, you agree to be bound by terms of this Agreement.

piertalk is a non-profit making community group; we hope that members of the local community will use the piertalk platform to build a stronger and safer local community. We use “piertalk” here to refer to the piertalk website.

piertalk is operated and provided to you by piertalk.com.

Eligibility: When you register for piertalk you must use your real name, not a pseudonym, except in circumstances that, in piertalk’s sole judgement, warrant an exception.

If you are a resident of the United States and are under 13 years old, or if you are a resident of the EU and are under 16 years old, (or any other age required to use social media services where you live), do not use our services or provide any data to us.

Registered sex offenders and their households are not eligible for piertalk membership. piertalk also reserves the right to refuse registration to any person or household and to suspend, delete or deactivate your account or limit your privileges, without liability to you.

We do our best to enforce these eligibility requirements, but please do not assume these processes are perfect. If you believe that a member of piertalk does not meet these eligibility requirements, you may report your concerns to us.

Address Verification: It is not acceptable to submit inaccurate registration information, or to register if you know you don’t meet our eligibility requirements. Providing false registration information is a violation of this Agreement and could constitute a crime.

Privacy: We know that you do not want spam or marketing phone calls from third parties, so we will never sell, or rent your contact information to third parties., Similarly, it is never OK for you to give, sell or rent your neighbours’ information from piertalk to third parties. Our privacy policy explains how we handle member and visitor data collected and generated in the course of visiting or using piertalk. By joining piertalk, you acknowledge you have read the privacy policy.

Content: You retain all ownership rights to the text, photos, video, responses and other content you submit to piertalk (collectively, your “Content”).

Be A Good Member: Please do not provide us with any Content that you don’t have the right to publish, or that is defamatory, infringing, illegal or otherwise tortious. If you violate this agreement or our other policies, or infringe intellectual property, or otherwise engage in behaviour that we think harms the piertalk community we will cancel your membership.

Transactions with Other Members:  If you and another member decide to work together, the two of you, and not piertalk, are responsible for complying with any laws that might apply, such as tax or employment laws. piertalk is not a party to transactions or disputes between members. If you write a recommendation or other comment about a transaction with a neighbour or their business (for example, a recommendation of a tutor), be truthful and fair in your comments, and do not post any of their personal information (e.g., address, mobile number, or photos) without their permission.

Feedback: Please feel free to share any feedback, suggestions, or ideas you have about piertalk with us, so long as you understand we may have already had the same idea, and you agree that we are free to use any feedback you voluntarily provide with no restriction or obligation (payment or otherwise) to you.

Text Messaging Alerts:  If you use our text messaging service, note that text message alerts are not intended to replace any primary phone service, such as a traditional landline or mobile phone that may be used to contact emergency services. piertalk does not charge for sending text messages, but your carrier may charge you. Alerts sent via SMS may not be delivered if your phone is not in range of a transmission site, or if sufficient network capacity is not available at a particular time; furthermore, within a coverage area, factors beyond the control of the user’s wireless carrier may interfere with message delivery, including equipment, terrain, proximity to buildings, foliage, and weather. You acknowledge that urgent alerts may not be timely received and that your wireless carrier does not guarantee that alerts will be delivered.

Dispute Resolution: If you have a dispute with piertalk, you agree to contact us and try to resolve the dispute informally before pursuing other avenues.

Disputes Between Members: Waiver of Claims Against piertalk If you have a dispute with another piertalk member, we hope that you will be able to work it out amicably. However, if you cannot, please understand that piertalk is not responsible for the actions of its members; each member is responsible for their own actions and behaviour. Accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you release us (and our officer) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

Renewal of Membership : Membership Renewal reminders are sent out two weeks before membership is due for renewal.  If a member decides not renew and no payment is received within six weeks of the due date then the member is deemed not to be part of the piertalk community and can therefore not attend any piertalk events.

Deposits and Refunds : If a member has paid for an event and piertalk cancels the event, then piertalk members are eligible for a refund.

If a member decides not to rejoin piertalk but has already paid a deposit for an event they may be able to receive a refund if piertalk has not already paid monies to a third party for an event.

Last updated: 28 October 2019.