1. Terms and Conditions: Introduction
Welcome to elect club Ltd (“elect club”), a company whose head office is at at 71-75 Shelton Street Covent Garden London WC2H 9JQ
elect club provides our services to you subject to these terms and conditions. Any matchmaking services, holiday, seminar, coaching, activity or event bookings made by you are also subject to these terms and conditions, including the Special Conditions below. By joining elect club as a member or booking a coaching session, event, matchmaking service or activity with elect club, you are entering into a legally binding contract based on these terms and conditions.
The most recent version of elect club’s terms and conditions will always appear here http://www.electclub.co.uk/terms.php .Your continued use of elect club’s services will constitute acceptance of such changes.
These Terms and Conditions shall be accepted upon signature by the member.
No variation or alteration to these Terms and Conditions shall be valid unless approved in writing by a Director of elect club.
2. Eligibility and Membership
2.1 Your membership of elect club and use of our services is conditional on the following. By joining, you confirm and warrant that:
(i) you are at least 21 years old;
(ii) you are single or separated from your spouse;
(iii) your personal information is true, accurate and complete;
(iv) you live in the United Kingdom; and
(iv) you are not using and will not use elect club services for any commercial purpose. Your membership will be void if any of the above conditions are broken.
3. Your Rights and Responsibilities
3.1 As soon as you have completed your initial meeting with elect club we will begin assessing potential introductions. elect club offer different levels and types of membership which will be explained to you in person at your initial meeting with the company. We will use our reasonable efforts to introduce you to potential partners who we think may be suited to you.
3.2 You accept that the more limitations you impose on the type of person you would like to meet, the fewer introductions may result. You also accept that elect club cannot control whether another member wishes to reply to any communication from you, nor the nature of any feedback they supply following a date with you.
3.3 You accept that elect club does not guarantee any minimum number of introductions. We will endeavor to estimate a number based upon the information you provide at the initial meeting. This number is intended as a guide only and under no circumstances will it constitute a binding promise.
3.4 You promise and undertake not to do any of the following, and understand that should you break this undertaking, we may take action including but not limited to termination of your membership at our discretion and without offering any refund:
(i) harass or cause a nuisance, inconvenience or anxiety to any other member or any employee of elect club, or contact them following a request not to do so;
(ii) violate the privacy or other rights of any employee or other member of elect club, including but not limited to by forwarding, distributing or displaying emails, personal data or photographs of another member to any third party;
(iii) act in an abusive, threatening, harassing, obscene, libellous, offensive, sexist, racist or discriminatory manner towards any employee or other member of elect club;
(iv) do anything which restricts or inhibits anyone else’s use and enjoyment of the services;
(v) impersonate another person;
(vi) supply us with any photograph or other material the rights to which are owned by any third party unless you have their written permission for such photograph or other material to be used for this purpose;
(vi) promote or appear to be promoting your own products or services to any other member of elect club; or
(vii) do anything that deliberately or recklessly prejudices the reputation of elect club Ltd.
Should you become aware of any other member breaking these rules, please contact elect club.
3.5 You accept that elect club cannot be responsible for your interaction with other members or for the conduct or actions of any member. elect club does not carry out police or background checks of its members and makes no representations about the marital status or mental state of any member. You should always take sensible precautions before and during such interactions, particularly if arranging to meet another member (these should include meeting in a public place, telling a friend where you are going, and not giving out personal information until you are comfortable doing so). elect club cannot arbitrate in disputes between members.
3.6 Payment: Your membership is conditional upon the payment of a joining fee (plus VAT where applicable) for a 6 or 12 month period commencing on signature of this Agreement. Depending on the package you have taken, You may also be asked to pay a fee that has been agreed with your consultant for each person that is introduced to you or a monthly fee, if this is not included in the package. Once you have paid the introduction fee, you will then be emailed contact details.
You may cancel your membership and subscription at any time but all fees paid up until your cancellation are non-refundable, except at the sole discretion of elect club.
3.7 Membership may be suspended for up to 12 months at a time by giving one month’s notice to elect club of your intention to stop paying the monthly fee. You may reactivate your membership at any time within such 12-month period by informing elect club and restarting your monthly fee payments. Should you wish to reactivate your membership following the expiry of such 12-month period, you will be required to pay the full joining fee for your level of membership, in addition to the monthly fees.
Membership can be put on hold up to a maximum of 3 times. You can transfer your membership to someone else for an admin fee of £500 (but you need approval of the Membership Committee)
3.8 You consent to elect club processing your personal information, including any sensitive personal information you provide, for the purposes of providing our services. You also consent to the use of such data for communicating with you, and for marketing, statutory, accounting and archival purposes.
3.9 You grant elect club and its successors and assigns a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual license to use, distribute, display and reproduce any photograph or other material for which you own the intellectual property rights and which you supply to elect club.
3.10 The joining fee is payment for the work done to create you profile, gain free or discounted entry to our parties for 6 or 12 months and for the time that the consultants/matchmakers spend searching matches and sending the profile out to other members or potential candidates.
3.11 For the Elite member the joining fee is also payment for headhunting potential candidates for the contract period, commencing on signature of this Agreement. Headhunting will be conducted in the UK but can also be conducted in other countries. Any ad hoc relevant expenses/costs relating to the search, asked by the client (travel, accommodation, sustenance) are not part of the joining fee and will be invoiced to the client.
4. Our Rights and Responsibilities
(i) never share your personal information with anyone unless you give us permission to do so; (ii) take care of your personal information and use appropriate security measures to protect it. You agree to let us know of any changes to your personal information as soon as possible.
4.2 We reserve the right to refuse any application for membership or to terminate your membership without notice or refund at any time and at our sole discretion. We shall not be liable to you for any such termination.
4.3 All materials provided to you by elect club, and any intellectual property belonging to or associated with our company and/or services, including any website, trade mark or trade name, logo, software, text and graphics are the sole property of elect club and you agree that you will not infringe any such rights in any way. You may not download, modify, display, copy (including without limitation making derivative works based on such material) or print any such material or any of the content on this website except for your own personal non-commercial use.
5.1 Liability: Your use of our services is at your sole risk. elect club does not accept any liability for any loss, damage, claim or expense, whether direct or indirect and howsoever caused, arising out of your membership and/or your use of the service or your reliance on advice or information provided by us. All warranties in respect of the service and/or such information, whether express or implied, are excluded. We are not responsible for any loss or damage incurred by you as a result of any action or decision you take based on advice or information we provide. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any liability of elect club to you for any and all causes of action will be limited to the amount paid by you in respect of elect club’s services.
5.2 We endeavor to ensure that the information provided on our website is accurate and current. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of such information nor accept responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting from your reliance upon it.
5.3 Any of elect club’s websites may contain links to other websites. These are provided as a convenience to our members and we accept no liability or responsibility for the content of those websites, nor do we make any claims as to the truth or accuracy of the information contained therein. You access such websites at your own risk.
5.4 Notwithstanding conditions 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3 above, nothing in these terms and conditions shall attempt to limit or exclude our liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence.
5.5 Entire agreement: This contract constitutes the entire agreement between you and elect club.
5.6 No waiver: Any failure by elect club to enforce any provision of these terms and conditions at any time shall not be construed as a waiver of such provision and shall not affect the right of elect club to enforce such provision.
5.7 Rights of Third Parties: Nothing in the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 shall operate to give any third party the right to enforce any term of this contract.
5.8 Severability: If any provision in these terms and conditions is deemed to be illegal, unenforceable or invalid for any reason, it shall be deemed to have been struck out and the remaining provisions shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.
6. Cooling off and Complaints Procedure
6.1 You will have 14 calendar days cooling off period from the date your payment is made to elect club Ltd. Should you wish to start your membership and use the services during this 14 day period, and then request a refund, we will refund you, less the value of the services you have already used prior to the cancellation.
6.2 You have the right to complain and our aim is to deal with any complaint as quickly and positively for you. Our complaints process is outlined below.
6.3 Contact the Membership Manager by phone or email to initiate the complaint (please see the who’s who in your joining pack, or you will be able to see from our Meet the Team page the details for the membership manager. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org and put the words “complaint” in the subject line.
6.4 In the event that you are not happy with the response from the Membership Manager your complaint will be escalated to our CEO
6.5 If in the unlikely event you wish to take your complaint to an independent body, we are part of the Matchmaking Institute and follow their strict code of practice. They have a dispute resolution service which you can contact directly at https://matchmakinginstitute.com/dispute-resolution
This Agreement shall commence on the date written in the signature block. Whether signed electronically or by hand.
Jurisdiction: This agreement is governed by English law and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
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