GolfDigestTop100.ie Terms of Use

Revised: 01/01/'13


 In these terms and conditions ‘GolfDigestTop100.ie’ means Walton Media Limited, a company incorporated in the Republic of Ireland as Company Number 353448.


Thank you for visiting GolfDigestTop100.ie which is owned and operated by Walton Media Limited. Please read these Terms of Use very carefully as these Terms of Use, including any future modifications, govern your use of GolfDigestTop100.ie and constitute a legal contract between you and Walton Media Limited. GolfDigestTop100.ie is a platform to create and participate in discussions, using text, links, profiles, audio, pictures, videos and other media (hereinafter referred to as “Material") appropriately.

By registering with GolfDigestTop100.ie or using or browsing GolfDigestTop100.ie , whether it is via our website, www.GolfDigestTop100.ie , our mobile phone applications, Twitter, Facebook, mail or any other platform you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use.  If you do not agree you may not use GolfDigestTop100.ie and should close your account (see below).

1. Privacy

We at the GolfDigestTop100.ie respect your right to privacy and comply with our obligations under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003, Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 19910. The purpose of this Web Site Privacy Statement is to outline how we deal with any personal data you provide to us while visiting this web site. By visiting this web site, you are accepting the terms of this Web Site Privacy Policy. Any external links to other web sites are clearly identifiable as such, and we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these other web sites.

2. Types of Information Collected we retain two types of information:

Personal Data
This is data that identifies you or can be used to identify, contact you or process services on your behalf and may include your name, address, email address, user IP addresses in circumstances where they have not been deleted, clipped or anonymised, telephone number, and billing information. Such information is only collected from you if you voluntarily submit it to us or have authorised us to obtain it.

Non-Personal Data
Like most web sites, we gather statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate basis of all visitors to our web site. This Non-Personal Data comprises information that cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as demographic information regarding, for example, user IP addresses where they have been clipped or anonymised, browser types and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our web site.

3. Purposes for which we hold your Information

Non-Personal Data
We use the Non-Personal Data gathered from visitors to our web site in an aggregate form to get a better understanding of where our visitors come from and to help us better design and organise our web site.

This web site uses "cookie" technology. A cookie is a little piece of text stored by the browser on your computer, at the request of our server. We use cookies to enhance the user experience on GolfDigestTop100.ie by saving your personal preferences so you do not have to re-enter them each time you connect to our web site -our cookies are not available to other web sites. No personal information is recorded, and the cookie is automatically deleted when you log out or close your browser. You are always free to decline our cookies, if your browser permits, or to ask your browser to indicate when a cookie is being sent. You can also delete cookie files from your computer at your discretion. Note that if you decline our cookies or ask for notification each time a cookie is being sent, this may affect your ease of use of this web site.

Personal Data
Personal Data provided to GolfDigestTop100.ie can be used for the following purposes: to contact you if required in connection with your service or to respond to any communications you mightsend to us; to send you related Newsletters and to communicate with you about GolfDigestTop100.ie activities.

4. Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

We may provide Non-Personal Data to third parties, where such information is combined with similar information of other users of our web site. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of unique users who visit our web site, the demographic breakdown of our community users of our web site, or the activities that visitors to our web site engage in while on our web site. The third parties to whom we may provide this information may include potential or actual advertisers, providers of advertising services (including web site tracking services), commercial partners, sponsors, licensees, researchers and other similar parties. We will not disclose your Personal Data to third parties unless you have consented to this disclosure or unless the third party is required to fulfil your service order (in such circumstances, the third party is bound by similar data protection requirements. We will disclose your Personal Data if we believe in good faith that we are required to disclose it in order to comply with any applicable law, a summons, a search warrant, a court or regulatory order, or other statutory requirement.

5. Sale of Business

We reserve the right to transfer information (including your Personal Data) to a third party in the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, receivership or transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of our company provided that the third party agrees to adhere to the terms of the Web Site Privacy Policy and provided that the third party only uses your Personal Data for the purposes that you provided it to us. You will be notified in the event of any such transfer and you will be afforded an opportunity to opt-out.

6. Security

Your Personal Data is held on secured servers hosted by GolfDigestTop100.ie and on secured servers at our premises. The nature of the Internet is such that we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us via the Internet. No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. However, we will take all reasonable steps (including appropriate technical and organisational measures) to protect your Personal Data.

7. Updating, Verifying and Deleting Personal Data

You may inform us of any changes in your Personal Data, and in accordance with our obligations under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003, Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data and on the Free Movement of Such Data, and any implementing and/or amending legislation as may be adopted in Ireland from time to time, we will update or delete your Personal Data accordingly. To find out what Personal Data we hold on you or to have your Personal Data updated, amended or removed from our database, please contact GolfDigestTop100.ie on 01 - 4199604. Any such data subject requests will be subject to a search and admin fee.

8. Changes to the Web Site Privacy Policy

Any changes to this Web Site Privacy Policy will be posted on this web site so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any time we decide to use Personal Data in a manner significantly different from that stated in this Web Site Privacy Policy, or otherwise disclosed to you at the time it was collected, we will notify you by email, and you will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in the new manner.

9. Who can join GolfDigestTop100.ie ?

9.1. People under 13:
GolfDigestTop100.ie is not directed at children younger than 13 and therefore children under the age of 13 are not permitted to view this site. We cannot guarantee that all content on the site will be suitable for persons under the age of 18.

9.2. People aged between 13 and 18:
You are only permitted to register as a user of GolfDigestTop100.ie and post Material if you are aged 18 or over. If you are aged 13 years or over but under the age of 18 you must obtain the consent of a parent or legal guardian before registering as a user of GolfDigestTop100.ie . Any person who registers as a user of GolfDigestTop100.ie represents that they are either 18 years of age or older or that they are 13 years or over and have obtained the consent of a parent or legal guardian. GolfDigestTop100.ie cannot and is not required to verify the age of users of the site.  GolfDigestTop100.ie hereby notifies you that by posting Material on the website you hereby undertake that you are over the either age of 18 or that you are 13 years or over and have obtained the consent of a parent or legal guardian each time you post a comment.

If you are aged 13 or over but under the age of 18 you must obtain the consent of a parent or legal guardian each time you post Material on GolfDigestTop100.ie .

9.3 Representing a company or other entity
If you are using GolfDigestTop100.ie as a representative of a company or other entity (including, but not limited to Charity or Volunteer organisations, Student’s Unions, Trade Unions, Academic Institutions, Chambers of Commerce, Departments of Government) you represent that you have the authority to enter into these Terms of Use on behalf of that company or entity, and agree that the terms “you” and “your” in this agreement refers to your company or other entity. You may not post on GolfDigestTop100.ie other than in your individual capacity unless you have permission from GolfDigestTop100.ie . Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more details.

9.4 Who cannot join GolfDigestTop100.ie
You must not use GolfDigestTop100.ie if:

  •     You have been previously site banned for any reason.
  •     You are joining solely to seek to engage in market research.
  •    You are joining solely to look for support for your, or another person’s participation in any competition or publically voted event.
  •     You intend to breach any other of the terms and conditions listed below.


10. What you agree to when joining GolfDigestTop100.ie

GolfDigestTop100.ie is made available for your personal, non-commercial use only, except where otherwise authorised by GolfDigestTop100.ie. It is your responsibility, bearing in mind the global nature of the Internet, to comply with all applicable laws which may apply to your use of GolfDigestTop100.ie and to the material you post, including but not limited to those regarding acceptable content and online conduct. You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the country in which you reside. Failure to comply with all applicable laws or these Terms of Use may result in deletions of posts, suspension of posting privileges, and/or complete banning.

GolfDigestTop100.ie is committed to providing an open forum for discussion and debate. Please note that you are liable for the content of any Material you post on GolfDigestTop100.ie .  GolfDigestTop100.ie accepts no liability of any nature whatsoever for any Material posted on GolfDigestTop100.ie by users. Any views or comments expressed in user posts are not necessarily the views of GolfDigestTop100.ie , any entity associated with it or any of its employees or agents. GolfDigestTop100.ie requires that you read these Terms of Use and our separate Guidelines before posting any Material on GolfDigestTop100.ie.

GolfDigestTop100.ie is not responsible for and does not endorse the contents of user’s posts or warrant the accuracy, truthfulness, legality or reliability of user’s posts. You are entirely responsible for material which you post. You agree to fully indemnity GolfDigestTop100.ie against all damages, claims, expenses, liabilities, claims and costs (including legal costs) which GolfDigestTop100.ie may suffer or incur in the event of any legal proceedings being brought against GolfDigestTop100.ie , in consequence of your posting Material. For the avoidance of doubt, the indemnity you give to GolfDigestTop100.ie is effective in respect of any and all legal proceedings including any and all possible causes of action that may result from any breach of these Terms of Use, the Comments Policy and/or applicable law.

We expect you to act responsibly in posting Material on GolfDigestTop100.ie . You agree, through use of this service, NOT to use GolfDigestTop100.ie to:

  •     post illegal Material
  •     treat others with disrespect
  •     defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others
  •     identify or speculate as to the identity of any anonymous or pseudonymous user
  •     solicit personal information from anyone under 18
  •     harm minors in any way
  •     solicit passwords or personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes
  •     collect or store other users' personal data for purposes other than establishing contact that is reasonably expected to be welcomed by such other users
  •     attempt to gain unauthorised access to the GolfDigestTop100.ie administrative areas or interface, to user accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the GolfDigestTop100.ie site, through password mining or any other means
  •     post irrelevant Material, repeatedly post the same or similar Material or otherwise impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the GolfDigestTop100.ie servers or infrastructure
  •     post any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional content, 'junk mail', 'spam', 'chain letters', 'pyramid schemes', or any other form of commercial publicity
  •     post any abusive, harmful, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, indecent, profane, inappropriate, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable Material, except where the content is appropriate to the content of the forum and you have been granted specific permission to do so and subject to our guidelines on said content
  •     post Material that contains violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website
  •     post Material in respect of any matter that is currently before the courts
  •     post Material that could be construed as scandalising the courts
  •     post Material that promotes or encourages illegal activity facilitate or encourage any violation of these Terms of Use
  •     post Material that infringes any patent, trade mark, trade secret, copyright, rights of privacy or publicity, or other proprietary right or intellectual property right of any party
  •     post Material that falsely expresses or implies that such Material is sponsored or endorsed by GolfDigestTop100.ie
  •     post Material that contains software viruses or harmful programs including but not limited to, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancel-bots, computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, disrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment
  •     modify, adapt, translate, or reverse engineer any portion of GolfDigestTop100.ie , or use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other device to retrieve or index any portion of GolfDigestTop100.ie , except as expressly authorised in writing by GolfDigestTop100.ie
  •     reformat or frame any portion of the web pages that are part of GolfDigestTop100.ie


11. You are responsible for your account and its details

As part of the registration process, you will be asked to select a user name and password and you will be responsible for all activities occurring under your username and for keeping your password secure. We strongly recommend you do not reuse a password which you also use elsewhere.

11.1 Accounts and passwords
GolfDigestTop100.ie reserves the right to log off or deactivate accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time.

You will not create more than one personal profile. You may not share your account with anyone. You agree not to provide any false information to GolfDigestTop100.ie or to create an account for anyone other than yourself without the express permission of that other person or entity. You agree not to use the account or password of another user and not to disclose your password to any third party. You agree to notify us immediately if you suspect any unauthorised use of your account or access to your password.

You may change your password or profile by following instructions on the site (http://www.GolfDigestTop100.ie /index.php/edit-your-profile).  GolfDigestTop100.ie will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using or accessing your password or account, either with or without your knowledge.

You may be held liable for losses incurred by us or any other party as a result of someone else using or accessing your password or account if you have not taken reasonable steps to keep your password or account secure.

GolfDigestTop100.ie may at its absolute discretion refuse you access to the site, delete posts by you or suspend/terminate your account without prior notice for any reason and you shall not be entitled to any compensation in respect of this.  If we disable your account you will not be entitled to create another account without our permission.

These Terms of Use, including, in particular, the indemnities contained herein, shall survive any suspension or termination of your account.

11.2 Your interactions with other users
GolfDigestTop100.ie has no obligation to verify the identity of any users when they are connected to the site or to monitor Material provided by them. Your interactions with other users, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the other user.

As with any web-based interaction, we suggest that you use caution and good judgment.  If there is a dispute between you and any third party (including any advertiser), we are under no obligation to become involved. You are encouraged to exercise discretion when providing personal information about yourself on GolfDigestTop100.ie .  Any personal information which you volunteer in your public profile or post on the forums will be available worldwide to anyone with access to the website.

We recommend you never post your name, address, telephone number email address or anything else that may lead someone to identify you if this is something you are uncomfortable with. Please note that certain information (such as photographs) which you may choose to provide might reveal your gender, ethnic origin, nationality, religion and/or sexual orientation. GolfDigestTop100.ie does not delete all posts from any member on request, so if you have publically posted identifying information about yourself, then it will remain on the site.

12. Our right to ban accounts or remove user privileges

GolfDigestTop100.ie does not delete user accounts. You can however close your user account. To close your account, please request their deletion by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The site administrators take privacy requests seriously and will facilitate deletion of the user within 7 days. The site administrators reserve the right to retain any comment/review posted on the site which they deem valuable to the website.. This process is irreversible and permanent.

GolfDigestTop100.ie may at its absolute discretion refuse you access to the site and/or cancel/terminate your user privileges without prior notice for any reason and you shall not be entitled to any compensation in respect of cancellation/termination of your user privileges.  If we disable your account you will not be entitled to create another account without our permission.

These terms of use, including our proprietary rights, disclaimer of warranties, indemnities, limitations of liability, choice of law and choice of forum, and miscellaneous provisions shall survive any termination of your user privileges.

Without limiting the foregoing, the following will lead to a suspension of your privileges on GolfDigestTop100.ie: breaches or violations of these Terms of Use or other GolfDigestTop100.ie guidelines; requests by law enforcement or other government agencies unexpected technical issues or problems or extended periods of inactivity.

13. Posting on GolfDigestTop100.ie

13.1: The content you post on GolfDigestTop100.ie
You are solely responsible for your conduct and any Material that you submit, post, and/or display on GolfDigestTop100.ie . You agree not to post Material contrary to these Terms of Use or any applicable law. Due to the real-time nature of GolfDigestTop100.ie , GolfDigestTop100.ie cannot and is not required to review the contents of posted Material, nor does it confirm the validity of information submitted. GolfDigestTop100.ie hereby notifies you that it does not actively monitor Material posted by users and, as such, is not responsible for and gives no warranty or representation in relation to Material posted by users.

Because community standards vary and individuals sometimes may not comply with our policies and guidelines, in the process of using GolfDigestTop100.ie , you may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable. Users are encouraged to bring any Material they deem offensive or objectionable to the attention of forum moderators by using the Report to Moderator Feature identifying the specific Material that they consider is objectionable. You will be asked to give your reasons for wanting the Material removed.

Users are informed that if they deem Material to be defamatory or an infringement of their intellectual property rights they should inform GolfDigestTop100.ie by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Do not use the Report Post Feature to report defamatory Material or Material which infringes your intellectual property rights.  You will be asked to give your reasons for wanting the Material removed

Please note that GolfDigestTop100.ie ’s offices are open for business from 9am to 18.00pm Monday to Friday excluding national and public holidays in the Republic of Ireland.   Any notifications received from users outside of the aforementioned hours will only be addressed upon the re-opening of GolfDigestTop100.ie ’s offices.  

If another user defames, abuses, harasses, stalks, or threatens you or otherwise violates your rights on GolfDigestTop100.ie please report the post to GolfDigestTop100.ie by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or by using the Report Post Feature identifying the specific Material you consider is objectionable.

Whilst we do not monitor Material posted by users, we reserve the right to take down Material that comes to our attention via a complaint or otherwise. Members who repeatedly flout our Guidelines or these Terms of Use will be barred from joining discussions on GolfDigestTop100.ie . You will not necessarily be notified when Material is removed or when you have been banned. GolfDigestTop100.ie will not enter into any correspondence with or about users who have been banned.

GolfDigestTop100.ie reserves the right to immediately ban a user if there has been a serious breach of the Guidelines or these Terms of Use.  All decisions in relation to these matters are carried out at the sole discretion of GolfDigestTop100.ie .

In accordance with the guidelines established by the Data Protection Commissioner from time to time, GolfDigestTop100.ie reserves the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information it knows about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any Material posted by you. We may, but are not obliged to, remove or limit access to Material from any user which breaches these Terms of Use.

You own all of the Material you post on GolfDigestTop100.ie and we do not claim ownership of that Material.  However, we need your permission to be able to display that Material and in some cases to modify it for best display – for different browsers, for our mobile site, and so on.

Consequently, by posting any Material on or through GolfDigestTop100.ie , you grant GolfDigestTop100.ie a limited licence to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such Material.  The licence you grant to GolfDigestTop100.ie is non-exclusive, royalty free and fully paid, sub-licensable, and worldwide. This licence applies only to use of the Material for the purpose of providing the GolfDigestTop100.ie service.  You also waive to the fullest extent permissible by law any moral rights in such Material.  You are responsible for making sure that you have all rights to what you post, including the rights necessary for you to grant the licence above.

By posting any Material on GolfDigestTop100.ie you represent and warrant that: (i) you own the Material posted by you or otherwise have the right to grant the licence above, and (ii) the posting of the Material does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, intellectual property rights, confidentiality, contract rights or any other rights of any person.  You agree to pay all royalties, fees, or any other monies owing any person by reason of any Material posted by you to or through GolfDigestTop100.ie .

From time to time we may seek to use users' Material for the purpose of advertising or marketing GolfDigestTop100.ie .  However we will not use your Material for this purpose without your prior express written permission.

Please do not post any information you are not happy to leave up indefinitely.  In order to ensure that threads and conversations are not disrupted, we do not generally remove Material which is uploaded to us. Consequently, you agree that your Material displayed on GolfDigestTop100.ie may continue to appear on GolfDigestTop100.ie , even after you have terminated your user privileges or have had your user privileges terminated by GolfDigestTop100.ie .

However, we understand that you may wish to remove certain types of original creative Material (such as your photographs, drawings, videos, short stories, architectural plans, poetry and the like) from time to time. Consequently if for any reason you decide that you no longer wish to have your original creative Material displayed on GolfDigestTop100.ie then upon written request from you, GolfDigestTop100.ie will delete it provided that this does not have a significant negative impact on the structure of the thread it features in.  For example, GolfDigestTop100.ie will not delete a work put up for constructive criticism as to do so would make the posts which respond meaningless.

To have original creative Material deleted, please contact the relevant forum moderator (the Report Post Feature identifying the specific Material)  We will delete it within 10 working days of your request, as far as reasonably possible.

Please note that deletion of original creative Material applies only to Material you have uploaded to GolfDigestTop100.ie . If you have posted a link on GolfDigestTop100.ie to Material hosted elsewhere (such as Flickr or YouTube) then as GolfDigestTop100.ie is not the host you will have to contact that other site to have that Material deleted.

We cannot guarantee that other users will not use the ideas and information that you share.  Therefore, if you have an idea or information that you would like to keep confidential and/or don't want others to use, you must not post it on GolfDigestTop100.ie .  We are not responsible for a user's misuse or misappropriation of any content or information you post on GolfDigestTop100.ie .

13.2 Defamatory Content or infringing Intellectual Property Rights
GolfDigestTop100.ie operates on a "notice and takedown" basis.  If you believe that any content on GolfDigestTop100.ie contains a defamatory statement or infringes your Intellectual Property Rights, please notify GolfDigestTop100.ie immediately by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the Report Post Feature identifying the specific Material.  Once this notification has been received, GolfDigestTop100.ie will use all reasonable endeavours to remove the defamatory content complained about within a reasonable period of time.

Please note that GolfDigestTop100.ie ’s offices are open for business from 9am to 18.00pm Monday to Friday. Take down requests received outside of the aforementioned hours will only be addressed upon the re-opening of GolfDigestTop100.ie ’s offices.

14. Feedback, suggestions and submissions about GolfDigestTop100.ie

From time to time users contact us with feedback, suggestions and submissions about GolfDigestTop100.ie and how to improve the site and services we offer.  GolfDigestTop100.ie welcomes your input, and the following terms ensure that we can use your contributions to improve GolfDigestTop100.ie. You do not have to submit anything to GolfDigestTop100.ie about GolfDigestTop100.ie , but if you do you acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback, or any other submissions to GolfDigestTop100.ie which may improve our products, services, or offerings shall become the property of GolfDigestTop100.ie unless otherwise agreed by GolfDigestTop100.ie .

By making a submission to GolfDigestTop100.ie about GolfDigestTop100.ie , you grant a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, unlimited, assignable, sub licensable, fully paid up and royalty-free right to GolfDigestTop100.ie to copy, prepare derivative works from, improve, distribute, publish, remove, retain, add, and use and commercialise, in any way now known or in the future discovered, anything that you submit to GolfDigestTop100.ie , without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or to any third parties.

If you do not want to grant GolfDigestTop100.ie the rights set out above, please do not make submissions to GolfDigestTop100.ie about GolfDigestTop100.ie.

15. Content of advertisements on GolfDigestTop100.ie

You acknowledge that Material presented to you by GolfDigestTop100.ie , advertisers, or other users may be protected by copyrights, trade marks, patents or other proprietary rights or other intellectual property right and laws.  All copyright and other proprietary notices in the Material must be left intact.

16. Links to and content of third party sites

16.1 Links to other websites
GolfDigestTop100.ie contains links to other websites operated by third parties over whom GolfDigestTop100.ie has no control.  Such links are provided for your convenience only and GolfDigestTop100.ie accepts no responsibility or liability in respect of the content or use of other websites.  Such links do not amount to an endorsement or recommendation of these sites by GolfDigestTop100.ie. GolfDigestTop100.ie does not exercise any control or supervision over the content of these linked sites.

GolfDigestTop100.ie is not responsible for the content or accuracy of or for the opinions expressed in these third party websites and these websites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by GolfDigestTop100.ie .

Some of these sites may contain materials that are objectionable, unlawful, or inaccurate. The fact that these links appear does not mean that GolfDigestTop100.ie endorse these third party sites or services.

If you do decide to leave the GolfDigestTop100.ie site and access third party sites you do so at your own risk.  Third party sites linked via the GolfDigestTop100.ie site are not covered by these Terms of Use.  You should not assume that these third party websites will abide by the same Privacy Statement to which GolfDigestTop100.ie adheres to.
16.2 Links to GolfDigestTop100.ie and Associated Websites

GolfDigestTop100.ie and its parent company and associated companies permit third parties to link to the following websites namely, GolfDigestTop100.ie , so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and it products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party's site. By linking to any of the above mentioned websites you hereby authorise GolfDigestTop100.ie and the proprietors of the above mentioned websites to link to any website owned or controlled by you.

16.3 Third Party Content
The inclusion of any content from other sites, either quoted directly or linked to ("Third Party Content") on GolfDigestTop100.ie does not imply any affiliation or endorsement of such Third Party Content by GolfDigestTop100.ie. You understand that by using GolfDigestTop100.ie you may be exposed to Third Party Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable.

Because GolfDigestTop100.ie does not control third party sites, you agree that GolfDigestTop100.ie is not responsible for any such Third Party Content and that this is the sole responsibility of the person from which such Third Party Content originated, and GolfDigestTop100.ie have no obligation to monitor such Third Party Content.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, GolfDigestTop100.ie reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to pre-screen, filter, remove, refuse to accept, post, display or transmit any Third Party Content in whole or part at any time for any reason or no reason with or without notice and with no liability of any kind.

17. Intellectual property

All intellectual property rights in the website design, text, graphics, the selection and arrangement thereof and all software vest in GolfDigestTop100.ie unless otherwise indicated.  GolfDigestTop100.ie reserves all of its rights. The above does not include Materials which are the property of advertisers or users.

You acknowledge that all trade marks, trade names, service marks, rights (registered or unregistered) in any designs, applications for any of the foregoing; trade or business names; innovations, inventions whether or not capable of protection by patent or registration, registered design and topography rights; know-how, including data specifications, drawings and instructions; secret formulae and processes; rights protecting goodwill and reputation; database rights and rights under licences and consents in relation to such things, rights in the nature of unfair competition rights, and rights to sue for passing of and all rights or forms of protection of a similar nature to any of the foregoing or having equivalent effect anywhere in the world and all copyright, trade marks and other intellectual property rights in and relating to GolfDigestTop100.ie (collectively "Intellectual Property") are solely owned by GolfDigestTop100.ie .

You may not reproduce, publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of, or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, the Material at GolfDigestTop100.ie without the written permission of GolfDigestTop100.ie.

18. Advertising and Verified Representatives.

GolfDigestTop100.ie may serve advertisements on site or work with a third party to serve the advertisements. Advertisements placed on GolfDigestTop100.ie may include but are not limited to banner ads, paid links, pop-up windows, buttons, and sponsorships. You agree that GolfDigestTop100.ie have the right to run such advertisements and promotions on GolfDigestTop100.ie.

18.1 For users:
GolfDigestTop100.ie does not control services which are supplied by third parties and the inclusion of advertising or sponsorship does not imply endorsement or recommendation of the third party by us or any association with that third party. Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that Material complies with international and national law. GolfDigestTop100.ie does not give any warranty, guarantee nor make any representation regarding any advertisement or any merchandise, product or service offered or provided by third party companies advertising or interacting on GolfDigestTop100.ie. You may report any advertisement or content you feel is unsuitable for GolfDigestTop100.ie to us, on the understanding that its removal is at our sole discretion.

Your correspondence or business dealing with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers or third parties found on or through GolfDigestTop100.ie, including payment for and delivery of related goods or services, and any other representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser or third party. You agree that GolfDigestTop100.ie shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers or third parties on GolfDigestTop100.ie .
Rights of GolfDigestTop100.ie

19. Our rights and responsibilities

19.1 Liability and accuracy:
GolfDigestTop100.ie does not give any warranty or make any representation as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained on GolfDigestTop100.ie .  Material posted on GolfDigestTop100.ie not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed.  GolfDigestTop100.ie therefore disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such Material by any user, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.  Although rigorous protocols are applied to GolfDigestTop100.ie we do not make any warranty that the GolfDigestTop100.ie is free from infection by viruses or anything else that has contaminating or disruptive properties. Under no circumstances shall we be held liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond our reasonable control, including, without limitation, Internet failures, computer equipment failures, telecommunication equipment failures, other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labour disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labour or materials, fires, floods, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, non-performance of third parties, or loss of or fluctuations in electricity or other utility supply.

GolfDigestTop100.ie does not give any warranty or make any representation as to the identity of any user on GolfDigestTop100.ie Any use of, or reliance placed on, any content or Materials posted to GolfDigestTop100.ie by any user, or obtained by you through GolfDigestTop100.ie , is at your own risk.

GolfDigestTop100.ie may offer Verified Representative Accounts to individuals that represent organisations.  We may obtain certain documentation to reasonably establish authenticity and to satisfy ourselves of these individuals' identity and authority to represent organisations.  We do not give any warranty or make any representation that Verified Representatives express the views or opinions of the organisations which they represent.  Users who purport to represent organisations, but do not have a Verified Representative account are operating outside of these Terms of Use and have not attempted to establish their authenticity with us.

Users of GolfDigestTop100.ie should satisfy themselves as to the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information contained on GolfDigestTop100.ie and, where applicable, as to the identity of other users. Under no conditions and in no event shall GolfDigestTop100.ie be liable for any direct or indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages or loss howsoever arising, (including but not limited to negligence or breach of these Terms of Use or otherwise) or for any loss of data, profit, revenue, goodwill or business howsoever caused even if that loss or damage was foreseeable by us, or the possibility of it was brought to our attention.

19.2 Users:
GolfDigestTop100.ie may at its sole discretion for any reason (i) disable or deactivate your account, block your email or IP address, or otherwise terminate your access to or use of GolfDigestTop100.ie , (ii) remove and discard any posts or Material within any thread or anywhere on GolfDigestTop100.ie or (iii) shut down a discussion, thread or forum that you are involved in, with or without notice, and with no liability of any kind to you.

19.3 Availability of service:
GolfDigestTop100.ie may at its sole discretion and at any time, discontinue temporarily or permanently providing GolfDigestTop100.ie , or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of access to GolfDigestTop100.ie under any provision of these Terms of Use may be effected without notice, and acknowledge and agree that GolfDigestTop100.ie may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or GolfDigestTop100.ie .

GolfDigestTop100.ie may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons.  We accept no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in transmission, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of user communications.

Where possible, we will use reasonable efforts to give users fair notice of technical difficulties or termination or suspension of their access to GolfDigestTop100.ie .  However you agree that GolfDigestTop100.ie shall not be liable to you or any third party for any inability to access GolfDigestTop100.ie , termination or suspension of access to GolfDigestTop100.ie or modification of the service provided by GolfDigestTop100.ie.

19.4 Indemnity and waiver
You agree to indemnify, defend (at the request of GolfDigestTop100.ie ), and hold harmless GolfDigestTop100.ie our investors, successors, assigns, subsidiaries, affiliates, co-branders, contractors, employees, servants, moderators, third-party advertisers, technology providers, service providers or other partners, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees and representatives, from and against any third party claim, demand, loss, damage, cost, or liability including reasonable legal expenses, made or brought by any third party due to or arising out of:

Your use of GolfDigestTop100.ie or any part thereof; The violation of these Terms of Use, our Privacy Statement, our Guidelines by you; The infringement or misappropriation by you, or a third party using your computer, of any account or password to access and/or use GolfDigestTop100.ie; The infringement of any intellectual property rights of any person or entity.

You acknowledge that your use of GolfDigestTop100.ie including any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through GolfDigestTop100.ie is at your own discretion and risk and you agree to waive any right to bring any claim or action against GolfDigestTop100.ie, our investors, successors, assignees, subsidiaries, affiliates, co-branders, contractors, employees, servants, third-party advertisers, technology providers, service providers or other partners, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees and representatives for any loss, damage, costs or injury arising from such use.

20. Entire agreement

These Terms of Use our Privacy Statement and/or our Comments Policy make up the entire agreement between you and GolfDigestTop100.ie and supersede any prior agreement.


21. No partnerships/joint ventures

Nothing in these Terms of Use, our Privacy Statement and/or our Comments Policy shall be construed as forming a partnership or joint venture with you. No third party shall have the right or ability to create any obligation on our behalf.

22. Governing law

The agreement shall be governed by Irish law and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts in all matters regarding this agreement and your use of GolfDigestTop100.ie.

23. Severability

If any provision of these terms of use is found to be void, invalid or unenforceable the remaining provisions will continue to be of full force and effect.

24. No waiver

Any amendment to or waiver of these Terms of Use must be in writing and signed by an authorised representatives of GolfDigestTop100.ie . Failure to enforce any provision of these Terms of Use shall not amount to a waiver of such provision.

25. Contacting GolfDigestTop100.ie

You can contact us in the following ways:

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