Last updated: May 21, 2018

Introduction

Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on Your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service.

Connect for Music is a Service available to Connect for Music Members via the Internet. Connect for Music allows Members to access the profiles of other Members who have registered. The Service is provided by Connect for Music, Amsteldijk 155, 1079LH Amsterdam, the Netherlands trading as connectformusic.org. The Service can be accessed by the Member for €1,-.

The Service that we provide is available only to registered Members. Before You register to become a Member, please read these terms and conditions below carefully, as they form part of a legally binding Agreement between You and Us. If You agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions, please tick the box located at the bottom of the registration page, agreeing to the words “I agree to the Terms of Service”. If You do not agree to these terms and conditions, You should not register as a Member.

This constitutes Your Agreement with connectformusic.org with regards to the use of the Service. By registering as a Member and in order to use the Service You agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

1 Definitions

In these conditions the following words have the following meanings unless the context requires otherwise:

1.1 “Agreement” means the agreement between You and Us incorporating these conditions for the provision of the Service;

1.2 “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;

1.3 “Liability” means the Liability for any and all damages, claims, proceedings, actions, awards, expenses, costs and any other losses and/or liabilities;

1.4 “Member” means any natural or legal person whose membership has been accepted by Us and whose membership remains valid for the time being;

1.5 “Post” means display, exhibit, publish, distribute, transmit and/or disclose information, details and/or any other material on the Service, and the phrases “Posted” and “Posting” shall be construed accordingly;

1.6 “Profile” means the section containing details, photographs and/or information about You;

1.7 “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;

1.8 “User” means any person who browses the Website;

1.9 “We, Us, Our” means connectformusic.org (at the address specified above);

1.10 “Website” means Our Website at URL www.connectformusic.org or such other URL that We may use to provide the Service from time to time;

1.11 “You, Your, Yourself” means the person whose application for membership of the Service is accepted by Us.

2 Access and Registration

By accepting these conditions You warrant and represent to Us that:
2.1 You are at least 18 years old at the time of registration.

3 Basis of Agreement

3.1 This is a legally binding Agreement between You and Us for the provision of the Service.

3.2 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 (as amended by Us from time to time).

3.3 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.

3.4 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.

3.5 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.

3.6 You acknowledge that You do not rely on any representation and/or warranty that has not been made in accordance with these conditions.

3.7 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.

3.8 We reserve the right to refuse to register applications for membership and to terminate memberships at any time.

3.9 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.

3.10 The Service and the Website is for personal use of individual Members only and may not be used in connection with any commercial activity. Illegal and/or unauthorised use of the Service or Website including collecting user names and/or Email addresses of Members by electronic or other means for the purposes of sending unsolicited Email and unauthorised framing or linking to the Website will be investigated and appropriate legal action will be taken, including without limitation, civil, criminal and injunctive redress.

3.11 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. You enter this Agreement in the knowledge that other Members’ information, despite the prohibitions set out in these Terms and Conditions, may be inaccurate or deceptive.

4 Price and payment

Membership of the Website is €1,-.

5 Member’s obligations

5.1 You will not:

5.1.1 Post Your personal details such as Your telephone number, address and/or Email address or URL in Your Profile or any other information which would allow other Members and/or Users to contact You directly;

5.1.2 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);

5.1.3 use the Service to promote another site, service and/or business in any way including but not limited to Posting any personal Email addresses URL’s and/or other personal telephone numbers in Your Profile;

5.1.4 solicit other Members’ business, buy or sell products and/or services through the Service; except after agreement by Our communications department.

5.1.5 misuse in any way the Service or any information Posted on the Service;

5.1.6 attempt to gain unauthorised access to any information available on the Service or to any of the networks used in providing the Service;

5.1.7 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;

5.1.8 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;

5.1.9 Post any chain letters and/or junk Email to other Members;

5.1.10 in any way assign, transfer, part with and/or authorise any other person to use Your membership;

5.1.11 transmit and/or Post and/or Email 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;

5.1.12 transmit and/or Post and/or Email 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.

5.1.13 use any device, software or programs to attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of the Website.

5.2 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 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:

6.4.1 is accurate, true, complete and is not misleading; and

6.4.2 will be regularly updated by You so that it remains accurate, true, complete and not misleading to other Members if Your situation changes significantly.

6.4.3 is free from copyright.

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 Right to withdrawal

You have the right to withdraw from this Agreement within 14 days without giving any reason. The withdrawal period will expire after 14 days from the day of the conclusion of the Agreement.

To exercise the right of withdrawal, You must inform us by e-mail: info@connectformusic.org or by post: Connect for Music, – Customer Support –Amsteldijk 155, 1079 LH Amsterdam, the Netherlands or by fax: +31 20 4706299 of Your decision to withdraw from this Agreement by an unequivocal statement (e.g. a letter sent by post, fax or e-mail). To meet the withdrawal deadline, it is sufficient for You to send Your communication concerning Your exercise of the right of withdrawal before the withdrawal period has expired.

8 Termination

8.1 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. To terminate the Agreement You must cancel Your Membership via “Membership Account’ in Your Profile.

8.2 If:

8.2.1 You breach the terms of this Agreement and/or these General conditions;

8.2.2 You persistently breach the terms of this Agreement;

8.2.3 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 8.3 below.

8.3 If any of the events set out in clause 8.2 above occurs in relation to You then:-

8.3.1 We may terminate this Agreement immediately and/or;

8.3.2 We may immediately suspend and/or terminate Your access to the Service without notice.

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. You assign to Us with full title guarantee all copyright in Your profile.

9.3 You waive absolutely any and all moral right to be identified as author of Your Profile and any similar rights in any jurisdiction.

9.4 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.

9.5 We will use reasonable commercial endeavour to keep personal details such as Your surname, Your real Email address (where relevant) confidential and will not disclose such information, except where such information is public knowledge or it is required to be disclosed by law.

9.6 The trademarks, logos, graphics, photographs, animations, videos and text appearing on the www.connectformusic.org site are the intellectual property of Connect for Music 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 Email 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. Our Service allows You to post, link, store, share and otherwise make available certain information, text, graphics, videos, or other material (“Content”). You are responsible for the Content that You post to the Service, including its legality, reliability, and appropriateness.

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 Profiles are correct and not misleading in every single case. 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 any meetings with any person 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 personal safety.

12 Limitations of 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 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. If You do not do so We shall have no Liability to You.

12.3 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.

12.4 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.

12.5 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.

12.6 It is possible 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.

12.7 We shall have no Liability to You for any:-

12.7.1 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);

12.7.2 economic and/or other similar losses; and/or;

12.7.3 special damages and indirect losses.

12.8 You shall be under a duty to mitigate any loss, damage, costs or expenses that You may suffer from any of the above scenarios.

12.9 Our total Liability to You under and/or arising in relation to any Agreement shall not exceed 5 times the amount paid by You for the Service (if any) under that Agreement or the sum of €700, whichever is the higher sum.

12.10 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:

12.10.1 Liability for breach of Agreement;

12.10.2 Liability in tort (including negligence); and

12.10.3 Liability for breach of statutory duty; except clause 12.9 above which shall apply once only in respect of all the said types of Liability.

12.11 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.

12.12 Nothing in this Agreement shall exclude or limit any of Your statutory rights which may not be excluded or limited due to You acting as a consumer.

12.13 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.

12.14 We cannot be held liable for false statements made by a Member. It is therefore important to take certain precautions when meeting another Member. We shall be free of any liability with regard to meetings on Connect for Music between Connect for Music 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 Please read Our Privacy Policy to understand how We treat Your personal information.

13.2 From time to time Connect for Music will send You Newsletters regarding site enhancements and changes, and special offers. Please see our privacy policy for more information regarding un-subscription from these communications.

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 Agreement, any tortuous act and/or omission and/or any breach of statutory duty by You.

15 Complaints Procedure

Procedure
Connect for Music strives to achieve the best possible experience for its participants, but we understand that there may be times when a participant or client is dissatisfied with some aspect of what we have delivered.

Informal Complaints
In most instances, the issue can be resolved simply by discussing it with the person/s involved or raising the matter with a relevant staff member.

Formal Complaints
If the matter is not successfully resolved via informal means, or the issue is of a serious nature, a formal complaint should be made in writing as soon as is reasonably possible. It is much more likely that the matter will be resolved satisfactorily if it is raised at an early stage.

Written complaints should state clearly the nature and origin of the issue/s, detail what steps have been taken to resolve it informally and (if applicable) explain why the outcome of the informal procedure is considered unsatisfactory. Complaints should be submitted to a Connect for Music employee so that they may then be assigned to a member of the management team for review.

The manager will contact the complainant within 10 working days to outline the steps they intend to take and to give an indication of the date by which they anticipate being able to conclude their investigation and issue their response. This response will be issued within 30 days.

If the matter still has not been resolved to the participant or client’s satisfaction and should an independent third party be required: Connect for Music is a member of GeschilOnline.nl.

Once a decision has been made by GeschilOnline.nl the complainant will receive a written outcome within 30 days, which sets out details of the findings and, if the complaint is upheld, indicates what action will be taken. Connect for Music will accept the outcome of GeschilOnline.nl unconditionally.

A record of the complaint will be kept at Connect for Music for a period of 4 years from the date of the written outcome.

When a Member raises a complaint in good faith, Connect for Music will take reasonable steps to ensure that by invoking the complaint procedures, the complainant is not subjected to less favourable treatment. However, if the complainant is found to have raised the complaint dishonestly or maliciously, the matter may be further addressed by Connect for Music management.
All complaints will be dealt with confidentially.

16 Competent courts and applicable law

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Dutch law. The Dutch courts shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction to hear any dispute relating to these terms of use, including, without limitation, their validity, their interpretation, their performance and/or their termination and its consequences.

16.1 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 any such third party.

16.2 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.

16.3 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.

16.4 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.

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