Terms and Conditions

Our terms and conditions are the sort of thing you’d expect – common sense really. But all the same, take a minute or so to read and check you’re happy with them.

Our identity

Bid Country is a Registered Trademark of Shine Bid Services Ltd, registered company (England) number 08704609. We call ourselves “we” or “us” and everyone else calls us Bid Country.

Our home and registered office is The Design Works, 93-99 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7EY, United Kingdom.

We have a few disclaimer points:

We hope you enjoy Bid Country and make the most of it to improve your bid and proposal skills.

It is what you make it, so please make full use of it and let us know what content you’d like to see.

We work hard to make sure everything on here is the best that it can be, but it’s impossible to guarantee that information we publish is 100% accurate and up to date. This means that we can’t accept any liability if anything is wrong, or if you unfortunately incur any loss of money, opportunity or reputation caused by using our content.

Supporting people is what we do, so we’re always happy to help resolve any issues in any way we can.

Similarly, sometimes we’ll post external links to useful sites on Bid Country. If there are any links to sites that are not useful, inappropriate or harmful in any way, we do not accept responsibility for this – but please let us know immediately and we’ll remove the links asap.

Please remember to check the privacy policies and terms and conditions of any third party website as they won’t be the same as for this site.

Obviously we’re vigilant about security and keep ours up to date, but we can’t guarantee that viruses or other technical errors won’t happen, or that the site will be online and working perfectly 100% of the time. If anything on our site doesn’t work, please let us know and bear with us while we fix it. We promise to schedule routine maintenance outside peak usage hours whenever possible and whenever we can we’ll notify you before we do it.

Intellectual property and copyright

Bid Country is the result of years of hard work, so we retain the copyright to all and any material on this site. That includes the text, graphics, code, design and software. If you’d like to use any of this for anything other than your own non-commercial use, please ask us first.

Your contributions

We love it when you give us feedback, so we reserve the right to use any comments or contributions you make for our own purposes – that includes research, analysis, marketing and promotions. We’ll make sure that any such usage is fair, honest, sensitive, responsible and fully respects your personal information and privacy.

Usernames and passwords

When you join Bid Country using a valid email address, you will be able to log in to access our exclusive member-only content and pages. Your password is yours alone – please keep it safe and don’t let anyone else use your account.

If anyone else does use your Bid Country profile, you’ll be liable for any goods or services they access through the site.

If you think someone else has used your account or got hold of your password, please let us know asap.

What we do for you

We offer a wide range of products, services, events and opportunities to help you grow your business – and we want you to take full advantage of these as part of your membership.

Our obligation to provide any paid for product or service to you is not contractual until we receive full payment and email you to confirm your order.

Even if you don’t receive the email, we consider the fact that we sent it to signal the start of the contract.

These terms and conditions do not affect your statutory rights and are governed by the laws of England and Wales. Any disputes will only be decided by the courts of England and Wales.

We hope you benefit from your use of Bid Country.

If you have any suggestions about how we can improve our site or services, or you’d like to get involved, please get in touch.