Terms Of Use

IMPORTANT INTRODUCTION TO OUR TERMS OF USE

These terms of use (together with the documents referred to in it, including our privacy policy) set forth a binding agreement (“Agreement”) between you and Us, under which you may use this site and associated services offered through this site or application (together the “Services”).

Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the Services.

By using the Site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and our privacy policy) and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use and our privacy policy, please do not use the Site.

Upon our request you agree to sign a non-electronic version of this Agreement.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO AMEND THESE TERMS AND ANY DOCUMENT REFERRED TO AT ANY TIME. YOU ARE EXPECTED TO CHECK THIS PAGE AND ITS LINKED PAGES FROM TIME TO TIME TO TAKE NOTICE OF ANY CHANGES WE MAKE AS THEY ARE BINDING ON YOU. SOME OF THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THESE TERMS OF USE MAY ALSO BE SUPERSEDED BY PROVISIONS OR NOTICES PUBLISHED ELSEWHERE ON OUR SITE.

You are entering into this agreement with speeddatinguk.org, on these Terms:

1.EVENT BOOKINGS AND ATTENDANCE

(a) Bookings will be made through Eventbrite and it is important that you refer to their Terms before use.

(b) If you choose to leave an event which goes ahead as planned you are not eligible for a refund or rebook regardless of the circumstances.

(c) Some events require a minimum number of guests to attend for the event to go ahead. If the minimum is not met you will be offered a half price ticket to another social event, or a free ticket to another event.

(d) While we aim to have a 50/50 gender split at every event, this is not guaranteed and may not always be possible due to no shows etc. At regular speed dating events, if the there is a difference of more than 5 guests, you will be offered a complimentary ticket to another event of the same value. At the large parties, a minimum of 40/60 will be achieved in the gender balance. If this is not reached you will be offered a complimentary ticket to another party. No refunds will be issued for imbalanced numbers due to the unpredictability of ‘no shows’.

(e) If you arrive late for an event, entry will not be guaranteed, and all late arrivals will be permitted to join the event at the host’s discretion. If you are late, and admittance is denied by the host who will act reasonably and in the best interest of the group of attendees as a whole, you are not eligible for any credit or refund. We consider a late arrival to mean any attendee who arrives later than 10 minutes prior to the event’s listed start time. Attendance on time is essential to allow you to sign in and get a drink before the event starts.

(f) Venues have their own requirements such as dress code and ID checks. Booking an event is no guarantee that a venue will allow you to enter the premises if you are in breach of any venue code of conduct, dress code, or fail to provide ID if so requested by the venue. Guests are encouraged to check venue websites directly for accuracy. As a general rule we recommend smart/casual attire. Do not wear sneakers/tracksuits or football colours. Many venues operate a ‘no ID, no entry policy’. This is not to verify ages but as a general security policy, particularly with venues operating a late licence. This means that we ask all guests to bring ID. This applies whether you look 20 or 60! Please follow venue guidelines and if you are turned away from a venue for not being able to provide ID or are dressed in appropriate attire, no refunds/credits will be issued.

2. COSTS OF EVENTS

(a) The price of attending an event will be confirmed on our site at the time of booking.

3. EVENT CANCELLATION

(a) When you book an event you must supply a point of contact. Your booking is considered to be confirmed when payment has been processed and you receive email confirmation. This process is managed by Eventbrite and you should make yourself familiar with their Terms also. Sometimes, this process can be caught by email filters, check your mailbox thoroughly, and contact ourselves or Eventbrite in the event of an error.  

(b) If you let us know less than 24 hours before an event you can send a friend (of the same gender and within the event age range if any applies to your event) in your place for no additional charge. We cannot move you to another event with less than 1 working day’s notice. However, do please let us know if you are unable to attend, for whatever reason, as imbalanced numbers spoil our events for other people attending.

(c) To move to a different event or send a friend in your place please call us during office hours. All requests for refunds must be in writing. In such circumstances, when you cancel, refunds are granted entirely at our discretion, there is no legal requirement for us to issue refunds in the event that you change your mind or you cancel your attendance.

(d) Each of our events are based on a minimum number of attendees and we reserve the right to cancel an event if such numbers are not reached. You will then have the choice of booking an alternative event with us at the appropriate additional cost or reduction (depending on the cost of the event), or a full refund. You will be informed of the cancellation by email or sms using the contact details that you provide when you book an event. It is the member’s responsibility to provide correct contact info. No third party costs will be covered if a member turns up to a cancelled event. This includes but is not limited to; travel costs, accommodation, child care costs. Refunds are issued via the original method of payment – for example if you paid by credit card, funds will be refunded onto that same credit card. Refunds will typically take 3-10 working days for the refund amount to hit you.

(e) If your event is cancelled and you choose to rebook another event with us, normal T&Cs will apply for this new booking.

(f) Cancellation may be necessary in exceptional circumstances and we reserve the right in our absolute discretion to cancel your event. If this occurs: (i) we will use reasonable endeavours to contact you, but will not be liable for any transportation or other costs incurred by people who arrive at a cancelled event; (ii) you will be offered an alternative event of comparable standard (if available) together with a refund of any price difference or a full and prompt refund of all monies you have paid. Circumstances outside of our control include but are not limited to war, threat of war, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, fire or adverse weather conditions. If cancellation or curtailment of your event occurs as a result of circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even with all due care, we will not pay any compensation, nor be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by you as a result.

4. PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

We reserve the right to invite media to attend events or to take our own promotional photographs, videos and other media at events. By attending an event you grant to us a world wide royalty free, sub-licensable, perpetual licence to use, distribute, broadcast, adapt, modify your image or any likeness to your image for any commercial purpose. All rights in such media will vest in the creator and you waive all intellectual property rights or moral rights arising from use of your image or likeness.

5. MEETING NEW PEOPLE AT OUR EVENTS

(a) As a registered participant of an event you understand that we offer an opportunity for meeting new people but cannot guarantee that any participant will successfully match with another participant. We also do not guarantee that any successful match between two participants at one of our events will lead to a successful date subsequently.

(b) We aim to give single people a chance to meet one another in a safe and relaxed environment. However, we are not a matchmaking service and do not verify the personal details of those participating in our events.

(c) You are advised to choose your event category carefully and should always be aware that we do not conduct any form of background checks on any attendee, including but not limited to any form of verification of a person’s identity, profession, education, marital status or criminal background. Therefore, if you attend a graduate professionals event, you must satisfy yourself as to that person’s credentials, as we do not.

(d) It is up to you to verify personal information to your own satisfaction and we recommend that you do so. Please approach any contact with participants at one of our events with the same caution you would undertake when meeting other people you do not know.

(e) If you are more than 2 years over/under the age range for a specific event then we would advise you to choose a more suitable event for your age. Please respect that other guests attending the events will be expecting to meet people within the specified age range. If you do book an event where you are more than 2 years older than the specified range, we will offer you to move to a more suitable age group at no additional cost. You will not be offered a refund, so please choose carefully.

6. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

(a) By registering for any of our events, you agree that neither us nor our associates, affiliates or subsidiaries are liable for any damages, direct or indirect, that may arise from using our services unless resulting from our breach of contract or negligence. This includes any damages, without limitation, arising out of communicating with other participants registered with us.

(b) We are not in any way liable for any third party costs that you may incur in attending or attempting to attend an event including but not limited to any transport or hotel costs that you choose to incur.

7. VENUE AND TIMING CHANGES TO EVENTS & ACCESS TO VENUES

(a) We reserve the right to change venue and timings of events. We will attempt to give you as much notice as possible prior to any change. Venues are subject to change and no refunds will be given for venue changes. The closest available venue which is suitable will be used as a replacement. If the venue is unusually far away from the original event, credit/refunds will issued on an individual basis at the Event Manager’s discretion.

(b) We aim to ensure that all members are equally included in events, however some venues may not provide full, or limited, access for our disabled members. Please contact us in advance of the event to ensure that we can take appropriate steps to allow you to enjoy the event, or, if the venue is limited in the adjustments that can be made, we will offer to help you attend another event at a more suitable venue. Please note that if you do not contact us, and require special assistance, our hosts will be limited in any alterations they can make on the day of the event due to the detailed planning that is required for all events. Please contact us in advance to ensure we can take all reasonable steps for your benefit.

8. THE SERVICES

We are continually developing our offerings to users and we may offer additional services or revise the scope of the Services at our discretion and with or without notice to you, and these terms of use will apply to all additional or revised Services.

We also reserve the right to stop offering the Services.

9. HOW YOU CAN ACCESS OUR SERVICES

You can access the Services through our Eventbrite, events pages. Each event will be individually hosted within our Eventbrite page.

10. RISKS OF USING OUR SERVICES

You assume all risk when using the Services, including but not limited to, all of the risks associated with any online or offline interactions with others, including dating. You understand that we are unable to guarantee the accuracy or completeness of information provided to you by or about other members, and that we are unable to confirm that any member is who he or she claims to be.

You acknowledge that we have no liability in respect of other members of the Services, or any party who contacts you through the Services. We do not conduct criminal or any other background checks on any member in any territory and you should exercise caution.

We do not warrant and are not responsible for ensuring that other members are in compliance with these terms of use. You agree to take all necessary precautions when communicating with or meeting individuals through the Services.

You understand that we make no guarantees or warranties, either express or implied, regarding your ultimate compatibility with individuals you meet through the Services or as to the conduct of such individuals. You further understand that we make no guarantees or warranties as to the number or frequency of matches made available to you through the Services.

11. BACKGROUND AND CRIMINAL CHECKS OF USERS

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other members of the Website.

You understand that we do not in any way:

(1) monitor the activity of our members either offline or online;

(2) screen or interview our attendees;

(3) inquire into the background of attendees (including conducting criminal background checks); or

(4) attempt to verify the accuracy or statements made by attendees.

We make no representations or warranties about the conduct of attendees or those acting on their behalf. You will take reasonable precautions in all communications, meetings, or interactions with other attendees, particularly if you decide to meet offline or in person. You should not divulge personal or financial information to strangers.

12. INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AND YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES

We process information about you in accordance with our. By using the Services, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate. You are responsible for reviewing the terms of the privacy policy. By continuing to use the Services you are confirming that you accept the terms of the privacy policy, as may be amended from time to time, and you are responsible for regularly reviewing the privacy policy for any changes that we reserve the right to make.

13. OUR PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

You acknowledge and agree that the copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights including registered and unregistered trade marks, across the Services and the content provided as part of the Services belongs to us or is used under exclusive license by us. No rights in respect of the Services or the content provided as part of the Services are granted to you other than those expressly set out in these terms of use.

14. OUR CUSTOMER COMPLAINT POLICY

If you have any queries about these terms of use, the Services or if you wish to make a complaint then please contact us.

LEGAL DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTIES & INDEMNITIES APPLICABLE TO ALL ONLINE SERVICES AND OFFLINE EVENTS SERVICES

1. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

This section will apply to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.

We do not make or grant (and hereby exclude) any warranties, representations, conditions or terms of any kind, whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise with respect to the Services (including all information contained therein), including but not limited to any implied warranties of merchantability, satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.

We do not warrant that your use of the Services will be secure, uninterrupted, always available, error-free or will meet your requirements, or that any defects in the Services will be corrected. We disclaim liability for, and no warranty, representation, condition or other term is made with respect to, the connectivity and availability of the Services.

2. LINKS TO OTHER THIRD PARTY SITES

Where any of our sites contain links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

3. ENTIRE AGREEMENT

These terms of use, and the pages throughout the sites and Services to which these terms refer, constitute a contract that governs the relationship between us and you. They cancel and replace any conditions that may have been agreed to in the past, even if not directly withdrawn or amended, and constitute the entirety of the rights and obligations in place between us.

4. JURISDICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW

These terms of use and the documents referred to in them shall be governed and construed in accordance with English law. Any disputes relating to these terms of use, the documents referred to in them or the site or the Services will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

5. CLASS ACTION WAIVER

IN ANY DISPUTE, NEITHER YOU NOR ANY OTHER PERSON SHALL BE ENTITLED TO JOIN OR CONSOLIDATE CLAIMS BY OR AGAINST OTHER AFFILIATES OR PERSONS, OR ARBITRATE ANY CLAIM AS A REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS ACTION OR IN A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL CAPACITY. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE GIVING UP YOUR RIGHTS TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION WITH RESPECT TO ANY SUCH CLAIM.

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