Terms and Conditions of Use

Welcome to www.obrien.ie (the "website") where The O'Brien Press Ltd displays and sells our books to you subject to the conditions set out on this page. Please read these conditions carefully before using the www.obrien.ie website. By using the www.obrien.ie website, you signify your agreement to be bound by these conditions.

  1. Automatic information
    Certain types of information need to be stored whenever you place products in your shopping basket.
    Like many websites, we use "cookies" to do this. The stored information related only to the products selected for purchase, and is stored on your computer.
  2. Access to www.obrien.ie
    We will do our utmost to ensure that availability of the website will be uninterrupted and that transmissions will be error-free. However, due to the nature of the Internet, this cannot be guaranteed. Also, your access to the website may also be occasionally suspended or restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance, or the introduction of new facilities or services. We will attempt to limit the frequency and duration of any such suspension or restriction.
  3. Licence for website access
    The O'Brien Press grants you a limited licence to access and make personal use of this website, but not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of The O'Brien Press. This licence does not include any resale or commercial use of this website or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of this website or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.
    This website or any portion of this website may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without our express written consent.
  4. Your conduct
    You must not use the website in any way that causes, or is likely to cause, the website or access to it to be interrupted, damaged or impaired in any way.
    You understand that you, and not The O'Brien Press, are responsible for all electronic communications and content sent from your computer to us and you must use the website for lawful purposes only.
    You must not use the website for any of the following:
    • for fraudulent purposes, or in connection with a criminal offence or other unlawful activity
    • to send, use or reuse any material that is illegal, offensive, abusive, indecent, defamatory, obscene or menacing; or in breach of copyright, trademark, confidence, privacy or any other right; or is otherwise injurious to third parties; or objectionable; or which consists of or contains software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or any "spam"
    • to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety
  5. Copyright
    All content included on the website, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, is the property of The O'Brien Press Ltd and is protected by Irelish and international copyright and database right laws.
    You may not systematically extract and/or re-utilise parts of the contents of the website without The O'Brien Press's express written consent.
  6. Our contract
    When you place an order to purchase a product from The O'Brien Press, we will send you an e-mail confirming receipt of your order and containing the details of your order, if you have provided us with your valid e-mail address. Your order represents an offer to us to purchase a product which is accepted by us when we send e-mail confirmation to you that we've dispatched that product to you (the "Dispatch Confirmation E-mail").
  7. Returns/Cooling off
    If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, you can return it to us in its original condition within 30 days of the date you received the item. You are also entitled to a statutory cooling-off period of seven business days. When we have received the returned items in good condition, we will refund you in full.
  8. Customs
    When ordering goods from www.obrien.ie for delivery overseas you may be subject to import duties and taxes, which are levied once the package reaches the specified destination. Any additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by you; we have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country, so you should contact your local customs office or post office for further information. Additionally, please note that when ordering from www.obrien.ie, you are considered the importer of record and must comply with all laws and regulations of the country in which you are receiving the goods.
  9. Children
    www.obrien.ie does not sell products for purchase by children. We sell children's products for purchase by adults. If you are under 18, you may purchase from www.obrien.ie only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.
  10. Electronic communications
    When you visit www.obrien.ie or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. We communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on the website. For contractual purposes, you consent to receive communications from us electronically and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. This condition does not affect your statutory rights.
  11. Alteration of Service or Amendments to the Conditions
    We reserve the right to make changes to our website, policies, and these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time. You will be subject to the policies and Terms and Conditions of Use in force at the time that you use the website or that you order goods from us, unless any change to those policies or these conditions is required to be made by law or government authority (in which case it will apply to orders previously placed by you). If any of these conditions is deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.
  12. Events beyond our reasonable control
    We will not be held responsible for any delay or failure to comply with our obligations under these conditions if the delay or failure arises from any cause which is beyond our reasonable control. This condition does not affect your statutory rights.
  13. Waiver
    If you breach these conditions and we take no action, we will still be entitled to use our rights and remedies in any other situation where you breach these conditions.
  14. Governing law and jurisdiction
    These conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ireland. You agree, as we do, to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts.