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Legal Notice: Terms and Conditions
"HUB CULTURE" is the interactive on-line service, physical location network and "VEN" interactive on-line commerce, accounting and exchange service operated by Hub Culture Ltd. and Hub Culture Pavilions Ltd. ("HUB CULTURE") on the World Wide Web of the Internet, multimedia and mobile platforms consisting of information services and content provided by HUB CULTURE, members of HUB CULTURE, and other third parties, and member club locations, projects and events on a worldwide basis.
"Member" means each person or organization who establishes or accesses a connection ("Account") for access to and use of HUB CULTURE content, products, networks, destinations, information and services.
(A) This Agreement, which incorporates by reference other provisions applicable to use of HUB CULTURE, including, but not limited to, supplemental terms and conditions set forth in paragraph 13 hereof ("Supplemental Terms") governing the use of specific material contained in HUB CULTURE, sets forth the terms and conditions that apply to use of HUB CULTURE by Member. By using HUB CULTURE (other than to read this Agreement for the first time), Member agrees to comply with all of the terms and conditions hereof.
The right to use HUB CULTURE is personal to Member and is not transferable to any other person or entity. Member is responsible for all use of Member's Account (under any screen name or password) and for ensuring that all use of Member's Account complies fully with the provisions of this Agreement. Member shall be responsible for protecting the confidentiality of Member's password(s), if any.
(B) HUB CULTURE shall have the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of HUB CULTURE, including, but not limited to, content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access or use.
3. Changed Terms
HUB CULTURE shall have the right at any time to change or modify the terms and conditions applicable to Member's use of HUB CULTURE, or any part thereof, or to impose new conditions, including, but not limited to, adding fees and charges for use. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by means including, but not limited to, posting on HUB CULTURE, or by electronic or conventional mail, or by any other means by which Member obtains notice thereof. Any use of HUB CULTURE by Member after such notice shall be deemed to constitute acceptance by Member of such changes, modifications or additions.
Member shall be responsible for obtaining and maintaining all telephone, computer hardware and other equipment needed for access to and use of HUB CULTURE and all charges related thereto.
5. Member Conduct
(A) Member shall use HUB CULTURE for lawful purposes only. Member shall not post or transmit through HUB CULTURE any material which violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane or otherwise objectionable, which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law, or which, without HUB CULTURE's express prior approval, contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services.
Any conduct by a Member that in HUB CULTURE's discretion restricts or inhibits any other Member from using or enjoying HUB CULTURE will not be permitted. Member shall not use HUB CULTURE to advertise or perform any commercial solicitation, including, but not limited to, the solicitation of users to become subscribers of other on-line information services competitive with HUB CULTURE.
(B) HUB CULTURE contains copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, text, software, photos, video, graphics, music and sound, and the entire contents of HUB CULTURE are copyrighted as a collective work under the United States copyright laws.
HUB CULTURE owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content, as well as in the content original to it. Member may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the content, in whole or in part. Member may download copyrighted material for Member's personal use only. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without the express permission of HUB CULTURE and the copyright owner.
In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyrighted material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made. Subscriber acknowledges that it does not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material.
(C) Members and Subscribers shall not upload, post or otherwise make available on HUB CULTURE any material protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark or other proprietary right and the burden of determining that any material is not protected by copyright rests with Member.
Member shall be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission. By submitting material to any public area of HUB CULTURE, Member automatically grants, or warrants that the owner of such material has expressly granted HUB CULTURE the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate and distribute such material (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such material. Member also permits any other Member to access, view, store or reproduce the material for that Member's personal use. Member hereby grants HUB CULTURE the right to edit, copy, publish and distribute any material made available on HUB CULTURE by Member.
(D) The foregoing provisions of Section 5 are for the benefit of HUB CULTURE, its subsidiaries, affiliates and its third party content providers and licensors and each shall have the right to assert and enforce such provisions directly or on its own behalf.
6. Disclaimer of Warranty; Limitation of Liability
(A) MEMBER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT USE OF HUB CULTURE IS AT MEMBER'S SOLE RISK. NEITHER HUB CULTURE, ITS AFFILIATES NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT HUB CULTURE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF HUB CULTURE, OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION, SERVICE, LOCATION OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED THROUGH HUB CULTURE.
(B) HUB CULTURE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH ARE IMPLIED BY AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT.
(C) THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION. MEMBER SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HUB CULTURE IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER SUBSCRIBERS OR THIRD-PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH SUBSCRIBER/MEMBER.
(D) IN NO EVENT WILL HUB CULTURE, OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DISTRIBUTING HUB CULTURE OR THE HUB CULTURE PRODUCTS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE HUB CULTURE. MEMBER HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO ALL CONTENT ON HUB CULTURE.
(E) IN ADDITION TO THE TERMS SET FORTH ABOVE NEITHER, HUB CULTURE, NOR ITS AFFILIATES, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR CONTENT PARTNERS SHALL BE LIABLE REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OR DURATION, FOR ANY ERRORS, INACCURACIES, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER DEFECTS IN, OR UNTIMELINESS OR UNAUTHENTICITY OF, THE INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN HUB CULTURE, OR FOR ANY DELAY OR INTERRUPTION IN THE TRANSMISSION THEREOF TO THE USER, OR FOR ANY CLAIMS OR LOSSES ARISING THEREFROM OR OCCASIONED THEREBY. NONE OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS OR LOSSES OF ANY NATURE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. PRIOR TO THE EXECUTION OF A STOCK TRADE, SUBSCRIBERS ARE ADVISED TO CONSULT WITH YOUR BROKER OR OTHER FINANCIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO VERIFY PRICING OR OTHER INFORMATION. HUB CULTURE, ITS AFFILIATES, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR CONTENT PARTNERS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR INVESTMENT DECISIONS BASED ON THE INFORMATION PROVIDED. NEITHER, HUB CULTURE, NOR ITS AFFILIATES, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR CONTENT PARTNERS WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE TIMELINESS, SEQUENCE, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS INFORMATION. ADDITIONALLY, THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES AS TO THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE INFORMATION.
HUB CULTURE shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the content of HUB CULTURE, including chat rooms, discussions, mail and forums, to determine compliance with this Agreement and any operating rules established by HUB CULTURE and to satisfy any law, regulation or authorized government request. HUB CULTURE shall have the right in its sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on HUB CULTURE. Without limiting the foregoing, HUB CULTURE shall have the right to remove any material that HUB CULTURE, in its sole discretion, finds to be in violation of the provisions hereof or otherwise objectionable.
Member agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless HUB CULTURE, its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of the use of HUB CULTURE by Member or Member's Account.
Either HUB CULTURE or Member may terminate this Agreement at any time. Without limiting the foregoing, HUB CULTURE shall have the right to immediately terminate Member's Account in the event of any conduct by Member which HUB CULTURE, in its sole discretion, considers to be unacceptable, or in the event of any breach by Member of this Agreement. The provisions of Sections 5(B), 5(C), 5(D), 6, 8, 10 and this Section 9 shall survive termination of this Agreement.
HUB CULTURE and the HUB HULTURE SYMBOL, VEN and the VEN SYMBOL, HUBIID and the HUBID SYMBOL and each of its associated logos are trademarks of HUB CULTURE Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks appearing on HUB CULTURE are the property of their respective owners.
11. Third Party Content
HUB CULTURE is a distributor (and not a publisher) of content supplied by third parties and Members. Accordingly, HUB CULTURE has no more editorial control over such content than does a public library, bookstore, or newsstand. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, Members or any other user of HUB CULTURE, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of HUB CULTURE. Neither HUB CULTURE nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content, nor its merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. (Refer to Section 6 above for the complete provisions governing limitation of liabilities and disclaimers of warranty.)
In many instances, the content available through HUB CULTURE represents the opinions and judgments of the respective information provider, Member, or other user not under contract with HUB CULTURE. HUB CULTURE neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on HUB CULTURE by anyone other than authorized HUB CULTURE employee spokespersons while acting in their official capacities. Under no circumstances will HUB CULTURE be liable for any loss or damage caused by a Member's reliance on information obtained through HUB CULTURE. It is the responsibility of Member to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content available through HUB CULTURE. Please seek the advice of professionals, as appropriate, regarding the evaluation of any specific information, opinion, advice or other content.
This Agreement and any operating rules for HUB CULTURE established by HUB CULTURE constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter. This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Bermuda, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import.
13. Supplemental Terms
Hub Culture Salons, Hub Culture Pavilions, the Hub Culture NooRepublic, Beach House, Cabanas, Crystal, Beach Shack, Bonfire, Boom Shake the Room, Gaia Game, HoLD: Home of Longterm Data, HubID, LandRush, One Night One Wish, Open Audit Initiative, Poolapalooza, Ski Haus, Ven, vBanks, Ven Racing, Knowledge Brokerage, Hub Groups and all other titles associated to Hub Culture within are copyrighted properties of HUB CULTURE, subject to all terms and conditions outlined in Sections 1 through 12.
Membership Terms and Conditions
Hub Culture Pavilion (“HCP”), a social and work private membership facility situated at 16 Great Marlborough Street, London W1 and temporary locations in other locations (“the Premises”) is owned by Hub Culture Pavilions Ltd. (“the Company”).
2. Acceptance as a member
a) The Proprietor has absolute discretion upon whether to accept the application for membership based on referral of an applicant as a corporate or private Member of HCP. If an application for membership is accepted by HCP, membership of HCP by the applicant shall commence upon the agreed start date. Upon acceptance, the Member shall be issued with an account personal to him/her and shall be entitled to all of the rights and privileges for which his/her application for membership has been accepted. Entry to HCP is gained on checking in with the Concierge at main reception.
b) Acceptance by HCP of an application for membership HCP shall constitute a binding contractual arrangement between the HCP, the Hub Manager and the Applicant upon the Terms and Conditions of membership.
3. Limitation of liability
In consideration for HCP accepting an application for membership of HCP, and for he/she becoming and remaining a Member of the Club, the Member agrees that:
a) Neither the HCP, the Hub Manager or the employees or their agents shall be liable for any loss, damage or theft of personal property belonging to the Member, or any guest of the Member, occurring upon HCP premises.
b) Neither HCP or the Hub Manager, or any employee or agent of HCP or the Hub Manager shall be responsible for any death or injury occurring upon HCP’s premises or as a result of the use of facilities and/or equipment provided by HCP except to the extent that such death or personal injury arises from any negligent act or omission of HCP, the Hub Manager or any agent or employee of HCP or the Hub Manager and then only upon the determination of such negligence by HCP itself.
Membership of HCP is personal to the Member and cannot be assigned, transferred or otherwise disposed of. The Member shall not loan his/her membership account or permit it to be used by anyone but the Member. Corporate memberships…. HCP may assign the benefit of this Agreement to a third party at any time without notice of the Member.
a) Every candidate for Membership shall be at least 18 years of age.
b) Individual Membership and Corporate Membership are available subject to acceptance by HCP and subject to the Member abiding by the terms and conditions of Membership.
c) Group members of Corporate Memberships shall be subject to the rules governing individual members; and each Member is jointly and severally liable for the full contract value and any costs incurred as a result of obtaining payment.
d) Corporate Membership where applicable shall be available to five or more bonifide employees from the same company. The Hub Manager may request reasonable evidence of employment prior to acceptance as Corporate Members. Corporate Members may transfer membership within the same company on payment of the appropriate transfer fee, which will be half of the original joining fee paid.
6. Joining fee and membership subscriptions
a) All new applicants shall make a full advance payment or the equivalent of one month’s fee comprising of the appropriate joining fee and the subscription applicable, at the time of acceptance as a Member of HCP. This payment is a non-refundable one off payment entitling you to become a member of the Club.
All new Members joining for longer than one month shall, at the time of joining, complete the HCP Direct Debit agreement. Irrespective of the actual usage of the facilities or any change in the members’ personal circumstances, ongoing membership subscriptions shall, when due, be payable by each Member and shall be debited from the Member’s bank account via the Direct Debit agreement.
b) All membership contracts including those paid on a monthly basis cannot be terminated in the first year of membership irrespective of usage or change in circumstances. Membership will automatically be renewed and the appropriate subscription payment collected via HCP’s Direct Debit agreement at each renewal date. Members may cancel their subscriptions and membership at any time after the first year by notifying the HCP in writing giving a minimum of one month’s notice period.
d) If any part of the first twelve monthly membership subscription remains unpaid thirty days after the due date for payment, all monies owing to HCP in accordance with the contractual agreement will become due immediately
7. Termination of membership
a) The Hub Manager may terminate the membership of any Member without notice and with immediate effect and no refund in the event of a Member committing a serious or repeated breach of the Membership Rules, and may terminate membership without cause upon refunding the unexpired portion of their current subscription.
i. The Member shall not be entitled to cancel membership during the initial twelve-month period of membership.
ii. After the initial twelve-month period, a Member may cancel membership by giving one month’s notice in writing to HCP. The management reserves the right to collect any sums
outstanding by Direct Debit or by charging the nominated debit or credit card.
iii. Where renewal membership has been paid annually in advance, any refund applicable will be calculated as if the Member had been paying on a monthly basis.
iv. Upon termination of membership, any monies owed to HCP relating to subscriptions or HCP accounts will automatically be charged to the Member via Direct Debit or to their nominated debit or credit card.
c) A Member may terminate their membership within seven days of joining HCP by resigning in writing and surrendering their membership account. They will then be entitled to receive a full refund at the time of cancellation although for each visit made to the Club during this period a deduction of the daily guest rate will be made.
8. Use of HCP facilities
a) Members will have an HCP Ven currency account with the company. All products and services will be payable in the Ven currency. This facilitates Members to use HCP’s services and buy HCP’s products without having to carry cash or credit cards. Members may charge their Ven account via their personal credit or debit cards on a top-up basis
b) The full value outstanding on the account shall be collected at monthly
intervals via the HCP Direct Debit agreement.
9. Hours of opening
a) Normal hours of operation and the hours in which any facility
within HCP are available to Members can be obtained upon request.
b) The meeting and teleconference rooms and food and beverage facilities will close 30 minutes before the club closes.
c) HCP reserves the right to vary these opening times to accommodate private events or HCP functions. In addition, HCP has the right at any time to close any or all of the facilities for the purpose of cleaning, building, decorating, repairs or special functions. During a bank or public holiday special hours may apply.
a) Fraudulent or wrongful information given in order to obtain a regular or discounted membership will result in the cancellation of all membership rights and any action deemed necessary by HCP.
b) In the event of any default of the Member, the Proprietor may disclose personal particulars contained in the membership agreement to a credit reference agency or any other party necessary in obtaining settlement of arrears.
c) If through circumstances beyond the control of HCP, HCP is unable to provide the full range of services as advertised, the member shall remain liable for all fees relating to the subscription and other services provided.
d) Membership accounts are issued upon payment of the membership fee and content and files are hosted on HCP’s servers for access globally by the member. Hub Culture and HCP make no warranties about the safety of data held on behalf of members and guests in its systems, whether offline or online.
e) HCP retains the right to vary, add or eliminate any of the particular services and facilities provided within an HCP.
f) Members are not to engage the services of HCP staff for use outside the club without the prior approval of the General Manager.