Terms and Conditions
The GlobalNatives.Club is a service (the "Service") available to members of GlobalNatives.Org via Internet.
The Service is provided by GlobalNatives.Org, London, UK; it allows members to access the profiles of other members. Its purpose is the exchange - both online and offline - of knowledge and experience between members and to find and connect with suitable partners in order to maximize affordable access to opportunities across national, cultural and ideological borders.
The service can only be accessed by members after successful approval of application.
Membership may be paid for as an annual fee, alternatively it can be earned as a prize.
Before you register to become a member, please read the terms and conditions below carefully, as they form part of a legally binding agreement between GlobalNatives.Org and yourself. Only if you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions, should you submit your application for membership.
This constitutes your agreement with GlobalNatives.Org with regards to the use of the Service.
By applying for membership and in order to use the service you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
The following words have the following meanings unless the context requires otherwise:
"Agreement" means the agreement between you and us, GlobalNatives.Org, incorporating these conditions for the provision of the Service;
"Intellectual Property Rights" means all patents, database rights, copyright, design rights (whether registered or unregistered), trade marks (whether registered or unregistered), and other similar rights wherever existing in the world together with the right to apply for protection of the same;
"Liability" means the Liability for any and all damages, claims, proceedings, actions, awards, expenses, costs and any other losses and/or liabilities;
"Member" means any person whose membership has been accepted by us and whose membership remains valid for the time being;
"Post" means display, exhibit, publish, distribute, transmit and/or disclose information, details and/or any other material on the Service, the phrases "Posted" and "Posting" shall be construed accordingly;
"Profile" means the section containing details, photographs and/or information about you and your family;
"Service" means the service provided by us to you including, but not limited to, us allowing you to browse the website, contact and/or be contacted by other Members through the website and/or post information on the website;
"User" means any person who browses the website;
"we, us, our" means The GlobalNatives.Club aka GlobalNatives.Org;
"Website" means our website at www.GlobalNatives.Org, www.GlobalNatives.Club,
or any such other URL that we may use to provide the service from time to time.
"you, your, yourself, your family" means the person(s) whose application for membership of the Service is accepted by us.
1. --- Access and Registration
By accepting these conditions you warrant and represent to us that:
1.1 You are at least 18 years old at the time of registration;
1.2 You have not been convicted of any serious criminal offence.
1.3 You have not been subject to any injunction or any order to pay damages.
If you are not able or not willing to give the warranties and representations set out in clause 1.1 above you must not apply for membership of GlobalNatives.Org.
1.4 You are entitled to terminate membership at any given time. If you wish to end the agreement you need to submit a written statement (e-mail or standard mail) stating your reason for termination and providing at least one suggestion for improvement of our services. The aliquot sum of your not-used-up membership fee will be released for payment to you within 72 hours of receipt of your statement.
2. --- Basis of contract
2.1 This is a legally binding agreement between you and us for the provision of the service.
2.2 These conditions (as amended by us from time to time) shall govern the agreement between you and us to the exclusion of any other terms or conditions and you agree to abide by these terms and conditions.
2.3 These conditions (as amended by us from time to time) supersede all other terms and conditions and shall replace any terms and conditions previously notified to you.
2.4 We reserve the right to vary these conditions at any time. If we vary these conditions, the updated conditions will be posted on the Terms and Conditions page of the website as soon as the alteration is made.
2.5 Your continued use of the Service after posting of the varied conditions on the website constitutes your acceptance of the varied conditions and your agreement to be bound by the agreement, as amended.
2.6 You acknowledge that you do not rely on any representation and/or warranty that has not been made in accordance with these conditions.
2.7 We reserve the right to monitor and at our own decision remove for any reason any information, photographs and/or other material posted by you.
2.8 We reserve the right to refuse to register applications for membership and to terminate memberships at any time.
2.9 We reserve the right to make changes to the service as required from time to time by law or applicable safety requirements provided that they do not have a material adverse effect on the quality of the service.
2.10 The service and the website is intended for personal use of individual members only and may not be used in connection with any commercial activity. Companies and/or businesses or any other commercial organizations may not become members and should not use the service or the website for any purpose. Illegal and/or unauthorized use of the service or website including collecting user names and/or e-mail addresses of members by electronic or other means for the purposes of sending unsolicited e-mail and unauthorized framing or linking to the website will be investigated and appropriate legal action will be taken, including without limitation, civil, criminal and injunctive redress.
2.11 We have no control over the quality, compatibility or safety of members or over the truthfulness, accuracy or completeness of any posting on the website. As we do not review the postings on the website, you enter this agreement in the knowledge that other members' information, despite the prohibitions set out in these Terms and Conditions, may possibly be inaccurate or deceptive.
3. --- Price and payment
3.1 The prices for current subscriptions to our Service are listed here:
http://www.GlobalNatives.Org/membership.html. These subscription prices may be varied from time to time. Any increase in prices for the service will be shown on the website at least four weeks before becoming effective.
3.2 You shall pay all sums due to us under this agreement by the means of the payment specified in our website and without any set-off, deduction, counterclaim and/or any other withholding of moneys.
3.3 No payment or refund will be given to you for any downtime in respect of the Service or for your inability to access the Service due to technical problems beyond our control.
4. --- Renewal
Membership subscriptions are automatically renewed but without obligation, we have no time limits for termination of membership. You will receive timely reminders of the approaching end of your subscription and will thus be asked if you wish to continue.
5. --- Member's obligations
You will not:
5.1 transmit and/or post information, pictures and/or any other material which breaches, infringes, violates and/or is contrary to any law, by-law, statute and/or regulation or any other parties' rights in (including but not limited to Intellectual Property Rights and/or privacy rights);
5.2 use the Service to promote another site, service and/or business in any way;
5.3 solicit other Members' business, buy or sell products and/or services through the Service;
5.4 misuse in any way the Service or any information posted on the service;
5.5 attempt to gain unauthorized access to any information available on the service or to any of the networks used in providing the service;
5.6 post and/or reproduce in any way any information and/or material in which the Intellectual Property Rights belong to another party without first obtaining the prior consent of the owner of such rights;
5.7 copy, in whole or in part any of the information on the website (including, but not limited to any information contained in other members' profiles) other than for the purposes provided for in this agreement;
5.8 post any chain letters and/or junk e-mail to other members;
5.9 in any way assign, transfer, part with and/or authorize any other person to use, your membership;
5.10 transmit and/or post and/or e-mail to another Member any information, pictures and/or any other material, which in the opinion of the site administrator is sexually explicit, racist, abusive, threatening, sexually suggestive, libellous and/or obscene;
5.11 transmit and/or post and/or e-mail to another member any information, pictures and/or any other material, which in the reasonable opinion of the site administrator is capable of offending other Users' political and/or religious beliefs.
5.11 use any device, software or programs to attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of the website.
5.12 You will not use, mention or advertise your membership on social media in any context, respecting and accepting our wish not to be mentioned and/or branded on social media in any form whatsoever.
5.13 Without prejudice to the clauses in the "Termination" article, in the event of breach by you of one or more of these rules, we reserve the right to block your accounts, to remove automatically the messages in question, to prevent the publication of all or part of your profile, and/or to block your access to all or part of the service, temporarily or permanently, without compensation or refund.
6. --- Your profile
6.1 You acknowledge that other users will be able to view your profile.
6.2 If You post and/or disclose to other users any confidential or sensitive information about yourself and/or any member of your family then you do so entirely at your own risk.
6.3 You will be able to view the details and profiles of other members.
6.4 You warrant and represent to us that all information posted by you:
is accurate, true, complete and is not misleading; and
will be regularly updated by you so that it remains accurate, true, complete and not misleading to other members if your situation changes significantly.
6.5 We reserve the right to review your profile from time to time and to amend and/or delete it if we, in our sole discretion, think that it should be amended and/or deleted.
6.6 You are solely responsible for the contents of your profile posted on the service or transmitted to other members.
7. --- Termination
7.1 Either party may terminate this agreement at any time, for any reason. Termination of the agreement by either party will be effective upon that party sending written notice to the other party of their intentions. This may be sent by mail, by fax or by snail mail. For your money-back-guarantee details please see clause 1.3 above.
7.2 We may terminate the agreement with you if:
You fail to make any payment to us when due;
You breach the terms of this agreement;
You persistently breach the terms of the no-bull-policy;
You fail to provide to us within the time limit requested by us sufficient information to enable us to determine the accuracy and/or validity of any information posted by you; and/or in our reasonable opinion, any information posted by you is damaging or potentially damaging to the interests of our business, then we reserve the right, without prejudice to any other remedies, to exercise any or all of the rights set out in clause 7.3 below.
7.3 If any of the events set out in clause 7.2 above occurs in relation to you then:-
We may terminate this agreement immediately
We may immediately suspend and/or terminate your access to the service without notice.
8. --- Expiry of subscription
On expiry of your subscription, should you choose not to extend your subscription, your contact rights to communicate with other members within your platform will cease with immediate effect. This does not, of course, affect any personal relationships you have already established by then.
9. --- Intellectual property rights and confidentiality
9.1 All intellectual property rights in the service and the website shall be owned by us absolutely.
9.2 You warrant and represent to us that the information posted in Your profile is posted by you and that you are the sole author of your profile.
9.3 You agree that you will keep confidential and not use, except for purposes contemplated by this agreement, any and/or all information relating to the service which may be disclosed to you or which you may learn - except where such information is public knowledge or it is required to be disclosed by law.
9.4 We will endeavour to keep personal details such as your surname, your real e-mail address etc. confidential and will not disclose such information, except where such information is public knowledge or it is required to be disclosed by law.
9.5 The trademarks, logos, graphics, photographs, animations, videos and text appearing on the GlobalNatives.Org site are the intellectual property of GlobalNatives.Org and cannot be reproduced, used, published, distributed, sold, or displayed without the express prior written permission of us.
10. --- Guarantee
10.1 The service is provided in its current form and we do not guarantee that the service, or any element of the service will meet your requirements, purpose and/or expectations.
10.2 We do not warrant that any of the information and/or material provided in the service is accurate.
10.3 We do not provide any warranty in respect of the service, results, availability, and/or uninterrupted use of the service due to any problem or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of e-mail or traffic congestion on the internet or the website.
11. --- Use of the Service
11.1 The website is merely a forum for members to post information about themselves and to allow you to make contact with other members through use of the service if you choose to do so.
11.2 You should be aware that information posted by other members on their profiles are only a description of how they describe themselves and you should not assume that the information contained in any profile is necessarily correct and accurate.
11.3 We do not check that each and every individual profile is correct and not misleading. We do not make any representation or warranty that the information contained in any profile is accurate and we are not under any obligation to verify any information contained in any profile.
11.4 Before acting on information contained in any profile or on any information received by you through your use of the service, you should at your own cost and expense, carry out such investigation as you think is necessary to satisfy yourself of the truth and accuracy of such information.
11.5 If you arrange for yourself or any member of your family any meetings with any persons through your use of the service then you do so at your own risk. You should take such precautions as you deem necessary to ensure your/their personal safety.
12. --- Limitations on liability
12.1 We shall have no liability for any defect in the service caused or contributed to by you and/or any other member.
12.2 We shall have no liability to you if any moneys owed by you to us have not been paid in full by the due date for payment.
12.3 You shall give us a reasonable opportunity to remedy any matter for which we are liable before you incur any costs and/or expenses in remedying the matter yourself.
12.4 You shall produce to us written evidence of any claims for which it is alleged that we are liable together with written details of how any loss was caused by us and the steps you have taken to mitigate the loss before we shall have any liability for the claim by you.
12.5 We shall have no liability to you to the extent that you are covered by any policy of insurance and you shall ensure that your insurers waive any and all rights of subrogation they may have against us.
12.6 We shall have no liability to you arising out of your use of the service and/or your reliance on any information and/or other material posted on the service or posted to you by other members.
12.7 It is possible (albeit not very probable) for other users and/or unauthorized users to obtain and misuse information about you as a result of your use of the service. We shall have no liability to you arising out of any member's and/or unauthorized user's misuse of information and/or other material posted by you on the service and/or to other members.
12.8 We shall have no liability to you for any:-
consequential losses, whether direct or indirect losses (including but not limited to loss of profits, damage to goodwill, damage to reputation, loss of data, loss of programs and/or service interruptions);
economic and/or other similar losses; and/or;
special damages and indirect losses.
12.9 You shall be under a duty to mitigate any loss, damage, costs or expenses that you may suffer from any of the above scenarios.
12.10 Our total liability to you under and/or arising in relation to any contract shall not exceed 5 times the amount paid by you for the Service (if any) under that contract or the sum of EUR 500, whichever is the higher sum.
12.11 Each of the limitations and/or exclusions in this agreement shall be deemed to be repeated and apply as a separate provision for each of:
Liability for breach of contract;
Liability in tort (including negligence); and
Liability for breach of statutory duty; except clause 13.10 above which shall apply once only in respect of all the said types of liability.
12.12 Nothing in this agreement shall exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury due to our negligence or any liability which is due to our fraud or any other liability which we are not permitted to exclude or limit as a matter of law.
12.13 Nothing in this contract shall exclude or limit any of your statutory rights which may not be excluded or limited due to you acting as a consumer.
12.14 We shall have no liability to you for any delay in performance of this service and/or any other matters to the extent that such events and/or matters are due to any events outside our reasonable control including but not limited to acts of God, war, flood, fire, labour disputes, strikes, lock-outs, riots, civil commotion, malicious damage, explosion, governmental actions and any other similar events.
12.15 We cannot be held liable for false statements made by a member. It is therefore important to take sensible precautions when meeting another member. We shall be free of any liability with regard to meetings on GlobalNatives.Org between GlobalNatives.Org members, or with regard to meetings between members and/or non-members following the use of its site and services.
13. --- Use of Information & privacy
13.1 GlobalNatives.Org will never under any circumstances sell or misuse or pass on to others any of your personal information.
13.2 From time to time GlobalNatives.Org may send you newsletters regarding site enhancements and changes, and special interest information.
14. --- Indemnity
You agree to indemnify and keep us indemnified against any and all losses, proceedings, lost profits, damages, awards, expenses, costs (including increased administration costs and legal costs on a full indemnity basis), claims, actions and any other losses and/or liabilities suffered by us and arising from and/or relating to your use of the service, information and/or other material posted on the service by you and/or arising from or due to any breach of contract, any tortuous act and/or omission and/or any breach of statutory duty by you.
15. --- Website / Waiver
GlobalNatives.Org enables you to link to images, videos and other content hosted on third party websites (the “Linked Content”). If the Linked Content is no longer available or accessible to a user, then those elements of your information that reference the Linked Content will no longer work.
16. --- General
All third party rights are excluded and no third parties shall have any right to enforce this agreement. This shall not apply to members of our group who shall have the right to enforce this agreement as if they were us. Any right of a third party to enforce this agreement may be varied and/or extinguished without the consent of the any such third party. You do not have the right to assign this agreement or any of your rights to the service. We have the right to assign any or all of our rights and duties under this agreement or to the service to any third party. At our election, if our rights are assumed by a third party, we shall be relieved of any and all liability under this agreement. No waiver by us of any breach of this agreement shall be considered as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same provision or any other provision. This agreement contains the entire agreement between you and us. If any provision of this agreement is held by any competent authority to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part the validity of the other provisions of this agreement and the remainder of the affected provision shall be unaffected and shall remain in full force and effect.
valid July 2012, last update November 2022