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TERMS OF USE

BACKGROUND:

This agreement applies as between you, the User of this website (www.consulting-connect.com) and vServices Ltd, the owner(s) of this website. Your agreement to comply with and be bound by all clauses of these Terms and Conditions is deemed to occur upon your first use of the Website. Some of the relevant parts of various clauses apply only to Membership Fees and Premium features. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, you should stop using the Website immediately. This Website, www.consulting-connect.com, is owned and operated by vServices Ltd, a limited company registered in England under 09441070, whose registered address is 18 Palm Court, Alpine Road London NW9 9BQ and whose main trading address is Office # 109, 85 Tottenham Court Road, Fitzrovia London W1T 4TQ.. VAT Registration Number is 247288574. You may not register for or use our Service to monitor or test the availability or performance of the Service, or for other benchmarking or competitive purposes. In order to gain access to Content, you may be required to become a registered user by choosing a unique user name and password, and supplying us with true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself, as required on the registration page. Neither you nor we will be liable for delay or default under this Agreement if caused by conditions beyond our or your reasonable control. Neither party may assign this Agreement to a third party without the written consent of the other party in advance, except that we may assign this Agreement without such consent to a third party acquiring all or substantially all of our assets or equity securities. This Agreement will bind and benefit the parties, their successors, and their permitted assigns. You and we are independent contractors to each other in our activities under this Agreement. You agree that this Agreement expressly supersedes any terms or conditions stated in a purchase order or similar ordering document submitted to us or executed by us, whether submitted or executed before or after the date you accept this Agreement, and any other contemporaneous or prior agreements regarding the Service. If any part or provision of these General Terms is found to be unlawful or unenforceable, this shall not affect the validity of any other part or provision. The Agreement has been written in the English language, and you agree that this English language version will govern your use of the Service and the other matters described in this Agreement. 1. Definitions and Interpretation In this Agreement, the following terms shall have the following meanings: “Account” means collectively the personal/identifying information, payment information and credentials used by Users to access parts of the Website and to create User Sites; “Content” means any text, graphics, images, audio, video, software, data compilations and any other form of information capable of being stored in a computer that appears on or forms part of this Website; “Membership Fee” means the fee(s) payable to access premium features, as described at www.consulting-connect.com; “Service” means collectively any online facilities, tools, services or information that www.consulting-connect.com makes available through the Website “www.consulting-connect.com” either now or in the future; “System” means any online communications infrastructure that www.consulting-connect.com makes available through the Website either now or in the future. This includes, but is not limited to, User Sites, email addresses and online forms; “User” / “Users” means any third party that accesses the Website and is not employed by www.consulting-connect.com and acting during their employment; “User Content” means any text, graphics, images, audio, video, software, data compilations and any other form of information capable of being stored in a computer that appears on or forms part of a User Site; “Website” means the website that you are currently using www.consulting-connect.com and any sub-domains of this site (e.g. subdomain) unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions (references to “the Website” should also be taken as referring to the Service and the Content where appropriate); and “We/Us/Our” means vServices Ltd, a company registered in England under 9441070 of whose registered address whose registered address is 18 Palm Court, Alpine Road London NW9 9BQ and is operating from Office # 109, 85 Tottenham Court Road, Fitzrovia London W1T 4TQ. 2. Consulting-Connect 2.1 Consulting-Connect’– links a team of strategic minds to the successful leaders of the world. Consulting-Connect connects services, markets, and geographies to deliver transformative outcomes. We bring together progressive individuals from a wide range of disciplines and encourage them to look beyond the constraints of their own specialisms and work as independent Consultants. 2.2 We group a wide range of consultancy options to help you unlock your maximum potentials and optimize your investments and increase ROIs. Our network of experts is busy helping our clients finding solutions for their business operations continuity and improvements at an affordable price and several options to choose from. 2.3 We build a global network of experts working with clients, communities and colleagues to develop and implement innovative solutions to the world’s complex challenges. Global Universities & Industry Liaison with popular head hunters. 2.4 Among other features, the Service enables users to create, share, upload or attach information to, and edit "Requests for Proposal (RFPs)" and "Proposals" that are stored on the Service (collectively, "Projects"). When you establish an account (paid or free), you may use the Service to create, submit content to, edit and delete RFPs, invite other users to view, submit content to, and/or edit Projects you create, and otherwise use the features and functionality of the Service for your internal business purposes, all subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. 2.5 This website enables users to create, share, upload or attach their CVs for job finding purposes or to promote your profile. When you establish an account (paid or free), you may use the Service to create, submit content to, edit and delete CVs invite other users to view, submit content to, and/or edit. 2.6 Each employment assignment or placement arising as a result of an introduction made by us will be subject to our standard Terms of Business as they are applicable in the circumstances. All prospective employers and clients for whom we arrange assignments or placements will be provided with a copy of the Terms of Business applicable to them at or following registration. 2.7 Training Courses: Any training course purchased through this website will be subject to either the terms issued by the course providers or the terms issued us in its capacity as reseller of the training courses. The appropriate terms will be issued at time of purchase. 3. Prohibited Use. 3.1 You may only use the Website for lawful purposes when seeking employment or help with your career, find RFP for Quote or Advertising products or services or when purchasing training courses or when recruiting staff. You must not under any circumstances seek to undermine the security of the Website or any information submitted to or available through it. In particular, but without limitation, you must not seek to access, alter or delete any information to which you do not have authorised access, seek to overload the system via spamming or flooding, take any action or use any device, routine or software to crash, delay, damage or otherwise interfere with the operation of the Website or attempt to decipher, disassemble or modify any of the software, coding or information comprised in the Website. 3.2 You are solely responsible for any information submitted by you to the Website. You are responsible for ensuring that all information supplied by you is true, accurate, up-to-date and not misleading or likely to mislead or deceive and that it is not discriminatory, obscene, offensive, defamatory or otherwise illegal, unlawful or in breach of any applicable legislation, regulations, guidelines or codes of practice or the copyright, trade mark or other intellectual property rights of any person in any jurisdiction. You are also responsible for ensuring that all information, data and files are free of viruses or other routines or engines that may damage or interfere with any system or data prior to being submitted to the Website. We reserve the right to remove any information supplied by you from the Website at our sole discretion, at any time and for any reason without being required to give any explanation. 3.3 You specifically agree not to: a) "frame," distribute, resell, or permit access (except for users with whom you share Projects in accordance with this Agreement) to the Service by any third party; b) permit multiple end users to access the Service using shared login credentials (i.e., a shared email address and password); c) use the Service other than in accordance with the instructions or documentation we provide and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws; d) interfere with the Service or disrupt any other access to the Service; e) reverse engineer, attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Service, or attempt to discover the underlying source code or structure of the Service; f) submit to the Service any content or data that is false, misleading, defamatory, threatening, offensive, or infringing of intellectual property rights, or that contains mass mailings or any form of "spam"; g) submit to the Service any routine, device or other undisclosed feature, including a so-called time bomb, virus, software lock, drop dead device, malicious logic, worm, Trojan horse or trap or back door or software routine, that is designed to delete, disable, deactivate, interfere with or otherwise harm any software, program, data, device, system or service, or which is intended to provide unauthorized access or to produce unauthorized modifications; or h) use any robot, spider, data scraping or extraction tool or similar mechanism with respect to the Service. 4. APIs and Software. 4.1 We may, from time to time, make available Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), HTML scripts, data import tools, or other software code or executables. With respect to the grant of a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to you by us, only while this Agreement remains in effect, to use the APIs and Software to access and use the Service in compliance with the terms of this Agreement, and for no other purpose. Except as expressly permitted herein, you agree not to distribute or disclose our APIs and Software to any third party. 5. Responsibility for Accounts. 5.1 Each set of login credentials (i.e., email address and password) for the Service may be used only by a single, individual user. You are responsible for all use of the Service that occurs under your user accounts, and you agree to notify us of any unauthorized access of which you become aware. In addition, if you share your Projects with others, you are responsible for any of their activity on the Service that is related to your Projects. 6. Interruptions and Omissions in Service 6.1 Whilst we try to ensure that the standard of the Website remains high and to maintain the continuity of it, the internet is not an inherently stable medium, and errors, omissions, interruptions of service and delays may occur at any time. We do not accept any liability arising from any such errors, omissions, interruptions or delays or any ongoing obligation or responsibility to operate the Website (or any particular part of it) or to provide the service offered on the Website. We may vary the specification of this site from time to time without notice. 7. Information Submitted by You 7.1 Whilst we make every effort to ensure that the information on our Website is accurate and complete, some of the information is supplied to us by third parties and we are not able to check the accuracy or completeness of that information. We do not accept any liability arising from any inaccuracy or omission in any of the information on our Website or any liability in respect of information on the Website supplied by you, any other website user or any other person. 7.2 You understand that all information, data, text, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, software, tags, advertisements or other materials (“Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. This means that you, and not www.consulting-connect.com, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the www.consulting-connect.com services. We do not control the Content posted through the www.consulting-connect.com services and, as such, we do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content and disclaim any and all liability in connection with such Content. 7.3 We will use information supplied by you (including, without limitation, sensitive personal data) to aid the recruitment process, RFP and associated administrative functions as well as to facilitate the business made through this website. This involves us, amongst other things, processing and storing information (including, without limitation, sensitive personal data) and passing or making available online such information to prospective employers (or third parties assisting them in their recruitment process), course providers, RFP providers and clients; information about courses, vacancies and placements will be passed to candidates and potential purchasers of courses and may be posted directly onto the Website. We use third parties to help us process your information as part of the recruitment and sales process. We may collect and aggregate data from the information supplied by you to help us to understand our users as a group so that we can provide you with a better service. We may also share aggregate information with selected third parties, without disclosing individual names or identifying information. You consent to us using information provided by you (including, without limitation, sensitive personal data) in each of these ways. 7.4 Please note that all Third Party recruitment agencies have agreed to our Terms and Conditions and should they be found to be in breach of the Terms and Conditions, they will be prevented from using our services. 7.5 We will process any data which you provide in completing the online registration or application forms and any further forms, assessments or personal details which you complete or provide to us when using the Website in accordance with UK data protection legislation. We explain more about your personal data in our Privacy Policy. 7.6 Transfer outside the EEA: Personal information comprising your CV /RFP may be accessed through our database by third parties outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). This could happen for instance if you apply for a vacancy where the employer is based outside the EEA. By registering and using the Website, you consent to this transfer. 7.7 Except for information that identifies you personally (e.g. your name, address, telephone number, email address and CV), any material which you submit will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary such that we shall have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose it to third parties for any purpose. 7.8 You agree not to submit any material: a) that is false, misleading, defamatory, discriminatory, threatening, offensive, abusive, likely to cause someone anxiety or distress, encourages violence or racial or religious hatred, blasphemous, pornographic, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy; or b) that infringes any intellectual property rights, such as copyright and trademarks. This means generally that you must own the rights in everything you submit or must obtain permission from the rights owner to submit the material; or c) which is technically harmful (including, without limitation, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data); or d) which encourages or teaches conduct that is a criminal offence, gives rise to civil liability, or is otherwise unlawful. 7.9 We are not obliged to use material submitted by you and we may remove from the Site, the Services and our database any of the material submitted by you at our sole discretion. 7.10 We will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone submitting material in breach of the document. 7.11 We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials submitted by you. 7.12 The opinions expressed in postings or other Content provided through the www.consulting-connect.com services are not necessarily those of www.consulting-connect.com or its owner, content providers, advertisers, sponsors, affiliated or related entities. 7.13 You understand that by using the wwww.consulting-connect.com services you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. You understand that we are not obligated to pre-screen, regularly review, monitor, delete or otherwise change the Content associated with the www.consulting-connect.com services. We do, however, reserve the right to do so at any time in our sole discretion, for any reason or no reason, and to delete any Content with or without notice. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred because of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available through the www.consulting-connect.com services. 7.14 You are solely responsible for the Content you submit or make available for inclusion through the www.consulting-connect.com services (“Member Content”) and the consequences of posting or publishing it. In connection with Member Content, you represent and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize www.consulting-connect.com to use all trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all Member Content to enable inclusion and use of the Member Content in the manner intended by the www.consulting-connect.com services and the Terms of Use; you agree that you will not submit Member Content that violates these Terms of Use. 7.15 Because www.consulting-connect.com does not permit infringement of intellectual property rights through the www.consulting-connect.com services, we will remove all Member Content if properly notified that such Site Content or Member Content infringes on another’s intellectual property rights and at our sole discretion. 7.16 www.consulting-connect.com does not endorse any Member Content or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and we expressly disclaim all liability about Member Content. You agree that you will not submit Member Content that violates the Rules, found here, or material contrary to applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations. 7.17 We do not claim ownership rights over your Member Content. However, you grant us the following worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display Member Content through the www.consulting-connect.com services, solely for the purpose for which such Member Content was submitted or made available. This limited license exists only for so long as you elect to include Member Content through the www.consulting-connect.com services and it will terminate at the time you remove or we remove such Member Content from the www.consulting-connect.com services. You grant each user of the www.consulting-connect.com services a non-exclusive license to access your Member Content through the Www.consulting-connect.com services, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such Member Content as permitted through the functionality of the www.consulting-connect.com services and under these Terms of Use. 7.18 Notwithstanding the foregoing, you understand and agree that once Member Content is incorporated into other aspects of the www.consulting-connect.com services by vServices Ltd and/or its members, www.consulting-connect.com is under no obligation to delete or ask or require other www.consulting-connect.com members to delete that Member Content, and therefore, it may continue to appear and be used through the www.consulting-connect.com services indefinitely pursuant to an irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license. You understand and agree that we may retain, but will not display, distribute, or perform, server copies of Member Content that have been removed or deleted. 7.19 The content associated with the www.consulting-connect.com services including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photographs, sounds, music, videos, visual interface, design, computer code, interactive features and the like (“Site Content”) and the trademarks, service marks, trade names and logos contained therein, except all Member Content, are owned by or licensed to www.consulting-connect.com, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under the law. Except as expressly and unambiguously provided herein, www.consulting-connect.com does not grant you any express or implied rights, and all rights in and to the www.consulting-connect.com services and the Site Content are retained by www.consulting-connect.com. 7.20 You may access Member Content for your information and personal, non-commercial use solely as intended through the provided functionality of the www.consulting-connect.com services. Member Content and Site Content are provided to you “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” for your information and personal, non-commercial use only, to be used solely as intended through the provided functionality of the Www.consulting-connect.com services and may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners, and it may not be used as prohibited under the Terms of Use. 7.21 To participate in the www.consulting-connect.com services, you must create an account and become a www.consulting-connect.com member. All members will receive a password and are responsible for maintaining confidentiality of such password. Each member’s right to use the www.consulting-connect.com services is personal to the member and members are entirely responsible for all activities which occur under their account whether authorized or not authorized. You agree to notify www.consulting-connect.com of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security known or that should be known to you. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for your interaction with other members of the Site, and that we have no obligation to monitor or resolve disputes between members of the Site. 7.22 You may not use the www.consulting-connect.com services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by the Terms of Use and/or any applicable additional terms, including the Rules, found here. Your access to the www.consulting-connect.com services may be terminated immediately, in our sole discretion, with or without notice, if you fail to comply with any provision of the Terms of Use and/or additional terms, including the Rules, or for any other reason, or no reason. You expressly agree not to: e) Act as an agent, affiliate or representative of the www.consulting-connect.com services and utilize the www.consulting-connect.com services or Member Content or Site Content for any commercial purpose other than for which the www.consulting-connect.com services is intended without our express written permission, f) Access, monitor or copy any content or information of the www.consulting-connect.com services using any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means or any manual process for any purpose without our express written permission, g) Take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionate burden on our infrastructure, or h) “Frame,” “mirror” or otherwise incorporate any part of the www.consulting-connect.com services into any other website without our prior written permission. 7.23 You agree not to use the www.consulting-connect.com services for any commercial use, without the prior written authorization of Www.consulting-connect.com. Prohibited commercial uses include any of the following actions taken without our express approval: i) Sale of access to the www.consulting-connect.com services on another website, j) Use of the www.consulting-connect.com services for the primary purpose of gaining advertising or subscription revenue, k) Sale of advertising on the www.consulting-connect.com services or any third-party website, targeted specific Member Content or Site Content, and l) Use of the www.consulting-connect.com services that we find, in our sole discretion, to use our resources or Member Content with the effect of competing with or displacing the market for the www.consulting-connect.com services, Site Content, or Member Content. 7.24 Unauthorized commercial uses do not include uploading Member Content to the www.consulting-connect.com services to promote your business or artistic enterprise, or any use that www.consulting-connect.com expressly authorizes in writing. 7.25 In addition, the following behaviours or activities are strictly prohibited when using the www.consulting-connect.com services by any member or www.consulting-connect.com services user: m) Strong, vulgar, obscene or otherwise harmful language, n) Racially, ethnically or otherwise, objectionable language, o) Harassing, intimidating, stalking or threatening other members, p) Libellous, defamatory or otherwise tortious language, q) Online vandalism, r) Impersonation of another person, s) Posting, distributing, transmitting or promoting illegal Content, t) Invasion of another’s privacy, u) Actions that are hurtful to minors, v) Posting, providing, transmitting or otherwise making available any materials or information infringing on the rights of a third party, w) Posting, providing, transmitting or otherwise making available any junk mail or spam, and x) Posting, uploading, emailing or otherwise transmitting any material that contains any malicious computer code, or reverse engineering or hacking any materials associated with the www.consulting-connect.com services. 7.26 We maintain a policy of cooperation with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing www.consulting-connect.com to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials. We have the right, but not an obligation, to strictly enforce the Terms of Use through self-help, moderation, active investigation, litigation and prosecution. 7.27 If you produce content that require name- and age-verification, record keeping, and labelling requirements of Authorities having Jurisdiction, you are responsible to comply with the requirements and not www.consulting-connect.com. 7.28 We will immediately terminate any account which it believes, in its sole discretion, is transmitting or is otherwise connected with any spam or unsolicited bulk email. 8. Third Party Content and Links 8.1 We are not liable or responsible for the third party content on the Site and in the Services. Third party content includes, for example, material posted by other users of the Site and Services, job vacancy advertisements and display advertising. 8.2 Where the Site and Services contain links to other sites and resources which are provided by third parties, these links and resources are provided for your information only and you access them at your own risk. We are not liable or responsible for the content of third party sites or resources. 9. Content Rights 9.1 The rights in material on the Website are protected by international copyright, software and trademark laws and you agree to use the Website in a way which does not infringe these rights. You may copy material on the Website for your own private or domestic purposes, but no copying for any commercial or business use is permitted. 10. Security and Passwords 10.1 In order to register with the Website and to sign in when you visit the Website, you will need to use a user name and password. You are solely responsible for the security and proper use of your password, which should be kept confidential at all times and not disclosed to any other person. You must notify us immediately if you believe that your password is known to someone else or if it may be used in an unauthorised way. We accept no liability for any unauthorised or improper use or disclosure of any password. 11. Termination 11.1 We may terminate your registration and/or deny you access to the Website or any part of it (including any services, goods or information available on or through the Website) at any time in our absolute discretion and without any explanation or notification. 12. Liability 12.1 We accept no liability for any loss (whether direct or indirect, for loss of business, revenue or profits, wasted expenditure, corruption or destruction of data or for any other indirect or consequential loss whatsoever) arising from your use of the Website and we hereby exclude any such liability, whether in contract, tort (including for negligence) or otherwise. We hereby exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to the Website and your use of it to the maximum extent permitted by law. 12.2 You agree to indemnify us and keep us indemnified against all costs, expenses, claims, losses, liabilities or proceedings arising from use or misuse by you of the Website. 12.3 You must notify us immediately if anyone makes or threatens to make any claim against you relating to your use of the Website. 12.4 We are not liable for: a) any action you may take as a result of relying on any information/materials provided on the Site and in the Services or for any loss or damage suffered by you as a result of you taking such action; or b) any dealings you have with third parties (e.g. other users or advertisers) that take place using or facilitated by the Site and Services; or c) any liability for losses which are not a foreseeable or likely consequence of your use of the Site and Services, or a breach by us of these General Terms. 12.5 We are not responsible if you cannot use the Site and Services properly or at all because of any event outside our control (e.g. the performance of your or our internet service provider, your browser or the internet.) 12.6 The Site and Services rely in part on software to work. Whilst we monitor the Site and Services and try to fix bugs promptly, we do not guarantee that the Site and Services will be error free, available all the time and/or free from viruses. 12.7 Nothing in these General Terms affects any liability which we may have for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, fraud or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited by law. 13. Modern Slavery Act statement 14. We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. 15. Intellectual Property and Permitted Use 15.1 We are the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Site and the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. a) You may print and download extracts from the Site and Services for personal non-commercial use on the following basis: b) no documents or related graphics are modified in any way; c) no graphics are used separately from accompanying text; and d) no copyright and trade mark notices are removed. You agree not to: e) use the Site and Services for commercial purposes without obtaining our prior written agreement; f) copy, reproduce, distribute, republish, download, display, post or transmit in any form or by any means any content of the Site and Services except as permitted above. 16. Subscription Renewals, Cancellations, and Expirations. 16.1 Your initial subscription period for the Service is established if and when you purchase a monthly or annual Subscription Plan. Unless you notify us that you wish to cancel, your subscription will automatically renew for successive subscription periods of the same length. Unless we separately agree otherwise in writing, we charge Subscription Fees in advance at the beginning of each subscription renewal period. You may view your current Subscription Plan and billing information at any time in your Account Administration settings. 16.2 If you choose to change your Subscription Plan (upgrade or downgrade), you may do so at any time during the subscription period. Your Subscription Plan change and your new Subscription Fee will be billed at the start of the next billing cycle. You can upgrade and downgrade to any paid Subscription Plan, keeping in mind any restrictions on functionality will apply (such as expiration of project credits, concurrent Projects, or other features tied to specific Subscription Plans). You can purchase additional Project credits anytime without impacting your regular Subscription Plan. 16.3 Once a subscription period (initial or renewal) commences, all Subscription Fees paid for that period are non-refundable. You may cancel your subscription at any time before the end of the then-current subscription period using the cancellation procedure we provide through the Service, in which case your subscription will not renew and we will not charge any additional Subscription Fees. When you cancel a subscription, we will purge Your Content for your protection. 16.4 You agree to pay the fees in effect for your subscription at the time initially purchased or renewed, along with any fees for additional services that you agree to pay while using the Service (collectively, "Service Fees"). Unless we separately agree otherwise in writing, all Service Fees for subscriptions are payable in advance prior to the commencement of each subscription period. Other Service Fees become due and payable as described on our Site or in this Agreement. 16.5 When you register for the Service, you will provide us with either a valid, up-to-date credit card number or the other payment information we request. If you have selected a credit card as your payment method, you authorize us to charge your credit card for Service Fees on the first day of your initial subscription period and each renewal subscription period and, for any additional Service Fees beyond your subscription fee, to charge your credit card when such fees become due and payable. You are responsible for maintaining up-to-date payment information on the Service. If we cannot charge your credit card for any Service Fees when due because your payment information is no longer valid and up-to-date, or if we do not receive your payment when due through the alternative payment method you have selected, we may, at our election: (a) suspend your access to the Service, in which case you will be responsible for all Service Fees incurred during the period of suspension; (b) immediately terminate this Agreement, in which case your right to use the Service will cease; or (c) without waiving our rights to suspend or terminate your account, allow you a longer period during which to make payment, in which case you will remain responsible for all Service Fees incurred while we await your payment. Late payments incur interest charges at the rate of 1% per month on any outstanding balance or the maximum amount permitted by applicable law, whichever is less. The Service Fees shown on our Site includes any local, 17. Feedback. 17.1 We are grateful for any input you provide, but we need to maintain our intellectual property rights in the Service. Accordingly, you acknowledge and agree that all feedback and suggestions for enhancement that you provide to us concerning the Service ("Feedback") will be owned by us without any obligation of compensation to you. 18. Privacy and Security. 18.1 Your use of the Service is governed by our Privacy Policy .We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Our Privacy Policy describes our practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information that we obtain about you in connection with the Service. For avoidance of doubt, our Privacy Policy does not apply to personal information that you may enter into Projects, or that you include in content posted to message boards or other public areas of the Service. When you enter information into Projects, it may be viewed, edited, modified, and/or deleted by other users who have been invited to share such Projects (subject to the access and use privileges for a Project established by its creator). 19. Confidentiality. 19.1 You agree not to disclose, duplicate, publish, release, transfer or otherwise make available our Confidential Information in any form to, or for the use or benefit of, any person or entity without our prior written consent. 20. Representations and Warranties; Disclaimer. 20.1 You understand and agree that the www.consulting-connect.com services are provided “AS-IS” or “AS AVAILABLE,” and that we assume no responsibility for your ability to (or any costs or fees associated with your ability to) obtain access to the www.consulting-connect.com services, nor do we assume any liability for the failure to store or maintain any user communications or personal settings. 20.2 No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from the www.consulting-connect.com services shall create any warranty not expressly stated in these Terms of Use. In no event, shall www.consulting-connect.com or its owner, or affiliates, be liable to you or any third party for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, including lost profit damages, loss of or damage to reputation or loss of information, arising from your use of the www.consulting-connect.com services even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. 20.3 Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer, exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the foregoing disclaimer, exclusion and limitation may not apply to you, and you may have other legal rights that vary according to jurisdiction. In no event will damages provided by law, if any, apply unless they are required to apply by law, notwithstanding their exclusion by contract. 20.4 We disclaim all liability for any loss or damage arising out of your communications or dealings with any of the businesses, advertisers, www.consulting-connect.com members or users of the www.consulting-connect.com services. Your communications or dealings with such businesses, advertisers, members and users are solely between you and them, although we reserve the right to monitor disputes between you and them. 20.5 Our maximum aggregate liability to you for any causes whatsoever, and regardless of the form of action, shall always be limited to the greater of (A) the amount paid, if any, by you to us in connection with the www.consulting-connect.com services in the 12 months prior to the action giving rise to the liability, or (B) GBP100.00. You and www.consulting-connect.com agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the www.consulting-connect.com services must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues, otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred. 20.6 If you promote a contest, sweepstakes or giveaway on www.consulting-connect.com without our express, advanced approval, you do so at your risk and you assume all risk and liability; you further agree to hold www.consulting-connect.com harmless from any claim, demand or damages. 21. Assignment and subcontracting: 21.1 The Supplier may at any time assign, transfer, charge, subcontract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights under the Contract and may subcontract or delegate in any manner any or all of its obligations under the Contract to any third party. 21.2 The Customer shall not, without the prior written consent of the Supplier, assign, transfer, charge, subcontract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under the Contract. 21.3 Nothing in the Contract is intended to, or shall be deemed to, constitute a partnership or joint venture of any kind between any of the parties, nor constitute any party the agent of another party for any purpose. No party shall have authority to act as agent for, or to bind, the other party in any way. 21.4 Any communication does not represent an investment offer, solicitation or a recommendation of any kind. Professional advice should always be taken. 22. Anti-Spam Policy 22.1 Spam is unsolicited email sent in bulk. Any promotion, information or solicitation that is sent to a person via e-mail without their prior consent, where there is no pre-existing relationship between the sender and the recipient, is spam. a) Any e-mail message that is sent to a recipient who had previously signed up to receive newsletters, product information or any other type of bulk email but later opted-out by indicating to the sender that they did not want to receive additional email, then that email is spam. b) Any e-mail message that is sent to recipients that have had no prior association with the organization or did not agree to be e-mailed by the organization is spam. c) Any e-mail message that is sent to a recipient without a way for a person to opt-out or request that future mailings not be sent to them, is spam. d) Any email message that does not have a valid email address in the From Line is spam. e) Any email message that contains any false or misleading information in the header, subject line or message itself is spam. f) Any email message that promotes an adult web site is spam, unless the recipient has specifically requested information from that web site. g) Any message that is sent to e-mail addresses that have been harvested off of web sites, newsgroups, or other areas of the Internet is spam 22.2 Internet user privacy is of paramount importance to us and our customers. We support the protection of client and consumers’ privacy rights as a fundamental element of our business. Before clients can receive our messages, advertising or promotions, client must have agreed to receive such messages. Any recipient may request at any time to be removed from our list, and we will comply with that request. In addition, we will thoroughly investigate any allegations made by recipients relating to unsolicited messages. 22.3 We require that all e-mails promoting www.consulting-connect.com or its products are sent only to clients who have agreed to receive such messages. We prohibit any advertising of our brand and Web site using unsolicited email messages. Not complying with this policy will cause partnership termination and/or affiliate account termination. 23. Indemnity 23.1 You agree to defend, indemnify and hold www.consulting-connect.com, our owner vServices Ltd, and each of its subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, agents, vendors or other partners, employees and www.consulting-connect.com/ moderators harmless from any claim or demand, including attorneys’ fees and costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of any Content, material or information posted, provided, transmitted or otherwise made available by you on or through the www.consulting-connect.com, by your violation of the Terms of Use, or by your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right. 24. Trademark Information 24.1 Consulting-connect, vServices Ltd are registered trademarks and logos. You agree that all trademarks, trade names, service marks, logos and service names are trademarks and the property of vServices Ltd. Without our prior permission, you agree not to display or use in any manner any our mark. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Nothing contained on the www.consulting-connect.com services may be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any right or license to use any trademark. 25. Intellectual Property 25.1 Subject to the exceptions in of these Terms and Conditions, all Content included on the Website, including any material contained within User Sites that is not User Content, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, icons, images, sound clips, video clips, data compilations, page layout, underlying code and software is the property of www.consulting-connect.com, or Our affiliates. By continuing to use the Website you acknowledge that such material is protected by applicable United Kingdom and international intellectual property and other laws. 25.2 You may print, reproduce, copy, distribute, store or in any other fashion re-use Content from the Website as specified in these Terms and Conditions and for personal or educational purposes only unless otherwise indicated on the Website or unless given Our express written permission to do so. Specifically you agree that: 25.2.1 You will not systematically copy Content from the Website with a view to creating or compiling any form of comprehensive collection, compilation, directory or database unless given our express written permission to do so. 26. User Site Intellectual Property 26.1 The intellectual property rights subsisting in the User Content of User Sites belong to the User to which that/those User Site(s) belong(s) unless it is expressly stated otherwise. 26.2 Where expressly indicated, certain Content available through User Sites and the intellectual property rights subsisting therein belongs to other parties. 26.3 The Content described here in, unless expressly stated to be so, is not covered by any permission granted in these Terms and Conditions to use Content from the Website. 27. Fair Use of Intellectual Property Material from the Website may be re-used without written permission where any of the exceptions detailed in Chapter III of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 apply. 28. Privacy 28.1 Use of the Website and the Service is also governed by Our https://www.consulting-connect.com/it-security-policy which is incorporated into these Terms and Conditions by this reference. To view the Privacy Policy, please click on the link above. 28.2 The Website places the following cookies onto your computer or device. These cookies are used for the purposes described herein. Full details of the cookies used by the Website and your legal rights with respect to them are included in our https://www.consulting-connect.com/cookies-policy. By accepting these Terms and Conditions, you are giving consent to www.consulting-connect.com to place cookies on your computer or device. Please read the information contained in the Privacy Policy prior to acceptance. 28.3 If you wish to opt-out of our placing cookies onto your computer or device, please adjust your internet browser's settings to restrict cookies as detailed in your internet browser's help menu. You may also wish to delete cookies which have already been placed. For instructions on how to do this, please consult your internet browsers help menu. Please note that certain features of the Service may not function correctly if cookies are blocked and www.consulting-connect.com accepts no responsibility for any such problems if you have chosen to block cookies. 29. How We Use Your Personal Information (Data Protection) 29.1 All personal information that We may collect (including, but not limited to, your name and address) will be collected, used and held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and your rights under that Act. 29.2 We may use your personal information to: 29.2.1 Provide Our Service to you; 29.2.2 Process your payment for the Service; and 29.2.3 Inform you of new products and services available from Us. You may request that We stop sending you this information at any time. 29.3 In certain circumstances (if, for example, you wish to purchase anything on credit), and with your consent, we may pass your personal information on to credit reference agencies. These agencies are also bound by the Data Protection Act 1998 and should use and hold your personal information accordingly. 29.4 We will not pass on your personal information to any other third parties without first obtaining your express permission. 30. Availability of the Website and Modifications 30.1 We accept no liability for any disruption or non-availability of the Website resulting from external causes including, but not limited to, ISP equipment failure, host equipment failure, communications network failure, power failure, natural events, acts of war or legal restrictions and state-mandated censorship. 30.2 We reserve the right to alter, suspend or discontinue any part (or the whole of) the Website including, but not limited to, the Content available. Where anything you have paid for is made unavailable and you are entitled to a refund as a result, we will inform you of the refund due and it will be paid within 14 days using the same method originally used by you. These Terms and Conditions shall continue to apply to any modified version of the Website unless it is expressly stated otherwise. 31. Communications 31.1 All notices / communications shall be given to us either by post to Our premises at 18 Palm Court Alpine Road London NW9 9BQ or by email to info@consulting-connect.com. Such notice will be deemed received 3 days after posting if sent by first class post, the day of sending if the email is received in full on a business day and on the next business day if the email is sent on a weekend or public holiday. 31.2 We may from time to time, if you opt to receive it, send you information about our products and/or services. If you do not wish to receive such information, please click on the 'Unsubscribe' link in any email which you receive from us. 32. Law and Jurisdiction 32.1 These Terms and Conditions, and the relationship between you and us (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, English law. 32.2 If you are a consumer, any disputes concerning these Terms and Conditions, the relationship between you and Us, or any matters arising therefrom or associated therewith (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England, Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland, as determined by your residency. 32.3 If you are a business, any disputes concerning these Terms and Conditions, the relationship between you and Us, or any matters arising therefrom or associated therewith (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.