The following Terms and Conditions apply to the use of this website.

  1. Acceptance of Terms
    1. Your access to and use of Checkatrade ("the Website") and the Services outlined in Clause 2, are subject exclusively to these Terms and Conditions. You will not use the Website/Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. By using the Website/Services you are fully accepting the terms, conditions and disclaimers contained in this notice. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions you must immediately stop using the Website/Services.
    2. Checkatrade reserves the right to update or amend these Terms and Conditions at any time and your continued use of the Website/Services following any changes shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change. It is therefore your responsibility to check the Terms and Conditions regularly for any changes.
  2. The Services

    Checkatrade supplies a service to its members (trades) and the public. Checkatrade collates recommendations of trades and services from the public. Checkatrade verifies the credentials and company status of its members (the Vetting process) and collects feedback from the members' customers by means of feedback cards (monitoring). The results of the Recommendation, Vetting and Monitoring processes are published on this website.

    Checkatrade aims to:

    • Improve the accountability and credibility of its members through publishing impartial feedback on their work.
    • Promote quality service, workmanship and best practice among its members.
    • Promote its members to the public, isolating rogue traders.

    Whilst every effort is made to verify statements and information submitted by the public and Checkatrade members, the information compiled by Checkatrade is based on information supplied by various individuals and businesses and Checkatrade cannot be held responsible for any omissions or inaccurate claims that may appear.

    Users of the service do hereby represent, understand and expressly agree that Checkatrade does not make any warranty or guarantee over the quality, timing, integrity, responsibility, legality or any other aspect whatsoever of the materials or services offered or delivered by its members to their customers.

    All users do hereby expressly agree not to hold Checkatrade (or Checkatrade's agents, representatives, advertisers or employees) liable for any instruction, advice or services delivered which originated through the website or associated Services and Checkatrade expressly disclaims any liability whatsoever for any damage, suits, claims, and/or controversies that have arisen or may arise, whether known or unknown therefrom.

  3. Intellectual Property Rights

    The Website and its content (including without limitation the Website design, text, graphics and all software and source codes connected with the Website and the Services) are protected by copyright, trade marks, patents and other intellectual property rights and laws. In accessing the Website you agree that you will access the contents solely for your personal, non-commercial use. None of the content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without the prior written consent of the copyright holder. This excludes the downloading, copying and/or printing of pages of the Website for personal, non-commercial home use only or for use by Checkatrade members in promoting their business.

    When you upload any material to the Site, you grant Checkatrade a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable, irrevocable and fully sub licensable right to (a) use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, distribute, publish, create derivative works from and publicly display and perform such material throughout the world in any media, now known or hereafter devised; and (b) use the name that you submit in connection with such Submission.

  4. Links to third party websites

    The Website/Services may include links to third party websites that are controlled and maintained by others. Any link to other websites is not an endorsement of such websites and you acknowledge and agree that Checkatrade is not responsible for the content or availability of any such sites.

  5. International Use

    You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United Kingdom or the country in which you reside (if different) and with all local laws and rules regarding acceptable use of and conduct on the Internet.

  6. Indemnity

    You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United Kingdom or the country in which you reside (if different) and with all local laws and rules regarding acceptable use of and conduct on the Internet.

    You agree to indemnify and hold Checkatrade and its employees and agents harmless from and against any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions and any claim or demand brought against Checkatrade by any third party arising out of your use of the Services and/or any Content submitted, posted or transmitted through the Services, including without limitation, all claims, actions, proceedings, losses, liabilities, damages, costs, expenses (including reasonable legal costs and expenses) howsoever suffered or incurred by Checkatrade in consequence of your breach of these Terms and Conditions.

  7. Disclaimers and limitation of liability
    1. Use of the Website/Services is at your own risk. The Website/Services are provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
    2. To the extent permitted by law, Checkatrade will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever (including without limitation loss of business, opportunity, data, profits) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website/Services.
    3. Checkatrade makes no warranty that the Website/Services will meet your requirements, that the Content will be accurate or reliable, that the functionality of the Website/Services will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the Website/Services or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or anything else that may be harmful or destructive.
    4. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed so as to exclude or limit the liability of Checkatrade for death or personal injury as a result of the negligence of Checkatrade or that of its employees or agents.
    5. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall affect your statutory rights as a consumer.
  8. Severance

    If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction then such Term or Condition shall be severed and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

  9. Governing Law

    These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

    Checkatrade is a trading name of Vetted Ltd. Registered as a company in England and Wales no. 04285394. Registered office: Unit 6 Sherrington Mews, Ellis Square, Selsey, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 0FJ.