Terms & Conditions



You are advised to print this document for your own records. 


Last Updated 30th October 2018

You will not use the Website if you:

  1. are not able to form legally binding contracts;
  2. are under the age of 16;
  3. a person barred from receiving and rendering services under the laws of Australia or other applicable jurisdiction;
  4. are suspended from using the Website; or
  5. do not hold a valid email address.

1.1Jurisdiction and applicable law

Our site is created and controlled by OnlineTrades t/a Hireabuilder with company headquarters based in Sydney, Australia. As such, the laws of New South Wales will govern these terms of use. By using our site you submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of Australia and agree that any legal action will only be commenced in these forums. Our site is available only to people who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law.

1.2 Terms of Website Use

This page (together with documents referred to on it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website www.hireabuilder.ie (our site). Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the site. By using or accessing our site, you indicate that you have read, understood and accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, you should refrain from using our site.

1.3 Accessing our site

Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

1.3.1 Membership 

In return for all the member benefits we provide, we charge an annual membership fee of €240 per 12 months (minimum sign-up period of 12 months) which may be charged upfront. All Tradesmen that register with us and unlock their accounts by way of completing the registration form on our site and submitting payment details to us, irrevocably agree to enter into a legally binding contract with us for a period of no less than 12-months to use our service for you, the Tradesman's, economic benefit.

1.3.2 Payment of membership fee: You authorize us, hireabuilder, to charge the membership fee at any given time after registration to the nominated payment source provided by you, to the total sum of no more than outlined in section 1.3.1. This charge(s) will be shown on your card statement as "Hireabuilder". The minimum payment that is required upon registration via our website, hireabuilder.ie, is € 10 from the payment source provided, this is a one-time Tradesman Account Fee to facilitate the establishment of your account and to enable us to verify your identity and billing details prior to charging the membership fee. The maximum fee that may be charged by us per 12 months is outlined in section 1.3.1, from the payment source provided by you. 

Cancellation: Registered members that wish to cancel their agreement with us must do so by email form and sent to query@hireabuilder.ie, a termination fee of €10 per outstanding month of the agreement will apply.

1.3.3 Complimentary Access

We may offer, at our discretion, a 1 complimentary month for Tradesmen to test our service. This may be credited to a Tradesman account upon receiving the administration fee of €10. We reserve the right to charge the remainder of the subscription fee as outlined in section 1.3.1 at any given time after initial registration.

1.4 Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights (including, without limitation, trade marks and copyright) in our site, and in the material published on it (including, without limitation, its look and feel, brands, logos and trade marks, information, graphics, photographs, content, images, sounds, music, video, audio, text, layout, logos, button icons and the compilation and organisation thereof, and all intellectual property rights contained therein). Those works are protected by intellectual property laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our site. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors. If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

1.5 Reliance on information posted

Commentary and other materials posted on, or via, our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials, and any services provided therefrom, by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents and we make no representations or warranties that use of such materials will not infringe intellectual property rights of any third parties.

1.6 Our site changes regularly

We aim to update our site regularly, and may change content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.


1.7 Our liability

The material and content displayed on our site, and any services provided therefrom, is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy, completeness or currency. To the extent permitted by law, we, our directors and employees, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

  • All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
  • Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or services or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:
  • loss of income or revenue;
  • loss or interruption of business;
  • loss of profits or contracts;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of data;
  • loss of goodwill;
  • wasted management or office time; and

for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Without limitation to the foregoing, we acknowledge that the laws in certain jurisdictions including Ireland may imply warranties and conditions or impose obligations on the supply of goods and services through or by means of our site which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified except to a limited extent. If any such laws apply, then to the fullest extent permitted by the law of the relevant jurisdiction, our liability is limited and if any liability remains it will be limited to any one or more of the following in its sole discretion:

  • in the case of any goods, the replacement or repair of the goods, or the supply of equivalent goods, or the payment of the cost of repairing or replacing the goods or supplying equivalent goods; and
  • in the case of any services, the supply of the services again or the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again.

Without limitation to the foregoing, you agree that in no event shall our maximum aggregate liability exceed one hundred australian dollars (70.00 EURO).

Information about you and your visits to our site

1.8 Privacy Policy

  1. Introduction

    We respect your right to privacy and comply with our obligations under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003. The purpose of this Site Privacy Statement is to outline how we deal with any personal data you provide to us while visiting the Site. Naturally, if you are not happy with the content of this Privacy Statement you should not use this Site.
    By visiting the the Site, you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Statement. Any external links to other Sites are clearly identifiable as such, and we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these other 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 or contact you 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 and credit card information. Such information is only collected from you if you voluntarily submit it to us. 

    Non-Personal Data

    Like most 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 Site.
  3. Purposes for which we hold your Information

1.9 Non-Personal Data

  1. We use the non-personal data gathered from visitors to our 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 Site. 


    This 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 may use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests and to save your personal preferences so you do not have to re-enter them each time you connect to our Site -our cookies are not available to other Sites. Cookies are required on the Site to allow users to access the Member's Extranet. No personal information is recorded. 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. 

1.10 Personal Data

We will process any Personal Data you provide to us for the following purposes:
a) to provide you with the goods or services you have ordered or requested;
b) to contact you if required in connection with your order or to respond to any communications you might send to us;
c) to send you information about our activities, services or products if you have requested.

Please note that if credit card or other payment information is collected on the Site, it is transmitted using SSL encryption where indicated and you may verify this by viewing the yellow lock on the bottom right of your browser window if using Microsoft Internet Explorer. It may be indicated in a different area of other browsers windows. When collected, we try to ensure that all payment information details, including credit card numbers and bank details, are permanently deleted from our servers when the payment has been processed.

  1. 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 Site. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of unique users who visit our Site, the demographic breakdown of our community users of our Site, or the activities that visitors to our Site engage in while on our Site. The third parties to whom we may provide this information may include potential or actual advertisers, providers of advertising services (including 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 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.
  2. 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 our assets provided that the third party agrees to adhere to the terms of this Privacy Statement 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.
  3. Security

    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.
  4. Updating, Verifying and Deleting Personal Data

    You also have a right to have your personal data corrected, if inaccurate, or, in certain circumstances, erased. Please forward any such requests in writing to our contact us page 
  5. Right of Access to Your Personal Data

    To find out what personal data we hold on you or to have your personal data updated, amended or removed from our database, please request in writing on our contact us page which will be emailed directly to our HQ offices in South Australia. Any such data subject requests may be subject to the prescribed fee.

  6. Changes to the Privacy Statement 

    Any changes to this Privacy Statement will be posted on this 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 Site, Privacy Statement , 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.
  7. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

    This Privacy Statement is governed by the laws of Australia and is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Australian courts.
  8. Questions or Comments

    If you wish to contact us to discuss any matter in relation to this Privacy Statement or our processing of your personal data, please request in writing on our contact us page and we will be happy to answer any queries you may have.

We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.


1.14 Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, system failures or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it. We always recommend all users of Internet ensure they have up to date virus checking software installed.

1.15 Linking to our site

You may link to our home page, provided you inform us and you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to query@hireabuilder.ie

1.16 Links from our site

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information and convenience only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. Your linking to or from these sites is at your own risk. You should carefully review the terms and conditions and privacy policies of all off-website pages and other websites that you visit. Links or other connections to these sites do not imply any endorsement of the material on them or any association with their owners, operators or advertising material.

1.17 Force Majeure

We shall not be responsible for any delay, suspension or failure arising out of any circumstances outside of our reasonable control, including but not limited to, acts of God, governmental actions, strikes, lockouts or other labour difficulty, war or national emergency, acts of terrorism, fire, explosion, flood, an act or omission of a third party, inability to obtain any necessary materials, equipment, facilities or services, the failure of performance provided by others, internet interruption or virus, accidents or breakdown of plant, machinery, software, hardware or communication network.

1.18 Jurisdiction and applicable law

Our site is created and controlled by OnlineTrades with company headquarters in NSW,Australia. As such, the laws of Australia will govern these terms of use. By using our site you submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of Australia and agree that any legal action will only be commenced in these forums. Our site is available only to people who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law.

1.19 Variations

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

1.20 Severability

If any provision in these terms of use is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of law[appropriate state or territory], such invalidity or unenforceability will not affect the remainder of these terms of use which will continue in full force and effect.


Your concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact query@hireabuilder.ie 

Thank you for visiting our site.