Coronavirus (COVID-19) support

Buy Local: Giving you the information you need on businesses and tradespeople open and operating during the coronavirus restrictions.
Businesses across the Tees Valley are now signing up to this site, so please check back soon to see what’s available where you live.

By using this site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use this site.

Buy Local

The business directory located on this website (the “site”) has information for business and tradespeople based in Tees Valley (the boroughs of Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees). In light of Government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, the site aims to connect potential customers to traders and businesses during the time of restrictions and provide information about supporting local businesses and how traders and businesses should contact and provide services for people who are self-isolating and / or vulnerable. Any information provided may also be used by and shared with other local authorities.

We reserve the right to decide on a case-by-case basis whether or not an organisation, service, business or trader (the “services”) will be included on the site. The inclusion of any services does not constitute endorsement or a guarantee of quality, nor does omission indicate disapproval. All services may be subject to checks by Tees Valley Combined Authority, following which a service’s details may be removed from the site. Any links to third party websites on this site are for information and convenience only. We have no responsibility for the content of third-party websites, nor have these been reviewed by us. These links do not constitute approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them. Use of the services is strictly subject to the Government’s current guidelines on restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. All site users should be familiar with and abide by the latest Government guidance.

We do not guarantee that this site or its contents will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.

The site’s contents are provided for information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.

This site may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the site. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.

 

How to complain about content uploaded by other users

If you wish to complain about content uploaded by other users, please contact the team on buylocal@teesvalley-ca.gov.uk.

Content

Whenever you use features that allow you to upload content to our site, or to make contact with other users, you must comply with the content standards set out in our terms and conditions.

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us and other users of our site a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties.

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our terms and conditions.

You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that 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. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

Linking to our site

You may link to our homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. 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 to our site in any website that is not owned by you. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our terms and conditions.

Consumer or business users

We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

If you are a business user

We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our site or any content on it.

We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with use of, or inability to use, our site; or use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.

In particular, we will not be liable for loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue; business interruption; loss of anticipated savings; loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

If you are a consumer user

We provide our site only for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

About these terms of use

These terms of use, their subject matter and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims), are governed by English law. The courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction.