IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR GENERAL AND BUSINESS USERS
These Terms apply to the website TheFetishistasDirectory.com and cover use of this website both by General Users and Business Account Holders
1.2 The Website is offered from the United Kingdom by The Fetishistas (“our”, “us”, “The Fetishistas” and “we”) whose registered office and postal address is 22 the Squirrels, Belmont Hill, London SE13 5DR, United Kingdom.
1.4 These Terms were last updated in October 2018.
2 BUSINESS ACCOUNTS
2.1 Any Directory listing we publish for a business or event can be amended, extended or upgraded by the owner of the business or the organiser of the event in question. This requires creation of an account (“Business Account”) and subscription to one of our low-cost enhancement packages. You can create a Business Account for the Directory by subscribing to one of these packages; by registering through the Business Account Login panel; or by claiming ownership of an existing listing. which requires you to provide an e-mail address and username.
2.2 You must provide accurate information when you create your User Account. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your User Account, and so we suggest that you keep your User Account password secure. You must notify us immediately if you are aware of any unauthorised use of your User Account.
2.3 Please review the Privacy Notice [link] for details of how we use your personal data.
3 USING THE WEBSITE
3.1 Wherever you are asked to provide information in connection with the Website, you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete details. You are not obliged to provide The Fetishistas with any optional information requested.
3.2 You agree not to:
3.2.1 impersonate another person or use a false name or a name you are unauthorised to use, or create a false identity or origin or e-mail address or try to mislead us or others as to identity or origin of any communications or to provide inaccurate or unreliable contact details;
3.2.2 modify, access or make available data stored on a computer or device which you have accessed through our network, when either: (i) the owner of the data, computer or device has taken steps to prevent you from doing this; or (ii) the owner has expressed a wish that you do not do this;
3.2.3 make available or upload files that contain software or other material, data or information not owned by or licensed to you or collect information about others (eg. names/addresses) without their prior consent;
3.2.4 damage, interfere with or disrupt access to the Website or do anything which might impair its functionality;
3.2.5 use the Website in any way to send unsolicited (commercial or otherwise) e-mails or any material for marketing or publicity purposes, or any similar abuse of either;
3.2.6 publish, post, distribute, disseminate or otherwise transmit, defamatory offensive, infringing, obscene, indecent or other unlawful or objectionable material or information via the Website;
3.2.7 make available, upload or distribute by any means any material or files that contain any viruses, bugs, corrupt data, trojan horses, worms, or any other harmful software via the Website;
3.2.8 falsify the true ownership of software or other material or information contained in a file made available via the Website;
3.2.9 use the Website or any part of the Content for business or commercial purposes other than as provided by us to you as a Business Account Holder if applicable; and/or
3.2.10 obtain or attempt to obtain unauthorised access, through whatever means, to the Website.
3.3 We will permit you to link to the home page of the Website provided you comply with the following:
3.3.1 you only do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not take advantage of or damage our reputation; and
3.3.2 you do not suggest that the presence on the website of a listing for a business or event is in itself indicative of any form of association, approval or endorsement by us, unless we have otherwise permitted. Only favourable editorial content created by us (not by a business account holder), for example in the News Section or other General Areas of the Website, can be considered to be potentially an endorsement by us.
3.4 We reserve our right to withdraw our permission to link in clause 3.3 at any time without notice.
4 USER SUBMISSIONS
4.1 We may now or in the future allow the submission to the Website of videos (Business Account Holders only) and/or other communications or materials (including reviews) by users of the Website (collectively “User Submissions”).
4.2 User Submissions must comply at all times with these Terms and with any separate terms and conditions relating to such User Submissions that we may publish on the Website from time to time.
4.3 By submitting any User Submissions to the Website you hereby grant to:
4.3.1 The Fetishistas a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable, irrevocable, non-exclusive licence and right to use, reproduce, share, copy, modify, publish, edit, translate, reformat, host, aggregate, distribute, perform, and display the User Submission alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed without territorial or time limitations, and to sublicense such rights through multiple tiers of sub-licensees; and
4.3.2 each user of the Website, an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, licence to access the User Submissions through the Website.
4.4 Subject to clause 4.3.1 you shall retain all of your ownership rights in the User Submissions.
4.5 By submitting User Submissions to the Website you warrant, represent and undertake to us that you have full power and authority to grant the rights and licences relating to the User Submissions set out in this agreement and that the User Submissions you submit:
4.5.1 do not infringe any third party’s intellectual property rights (including without limitation copyright and/or trademarks), other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy;
4.5.2 do not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation;
4.5.3 are not defamatory, libellous, threatening or harassing;
4.5.4 are not obscene or pornographic;
4.5.5 do not violate any laws;
4.5.6 do not include e-mail addresses, URLs to personal websites and/or blogs or phone numbers, other than those submitted by Business Account Holders as part of their own listings, and/or
4.5.7 are not a report of someone else’s experience.
Comments and Reviews
4.6 If you choose to submit a review of a listed business or event it must be your description of the experience you had with friends, family or on your own. We encourage reviews that are informative, entertaining and helpful for others and an explanation of what you enjoyed or didn’t.
4.7 By submitting a review to the Website you hereby confirm that the review is based on your own experience and is your genuine opinion, that you have no personal or business relationship with what you are reviewing, have not been offered any incentive or payment to write your review and have no personal grievances to air.
4.8 You acknowledge and agree that you understand that The Fetishistas has a zero-tolerance policy on fake reviews.
4.9 We encourage you to share your opinions about the other, non-listing content of the Directory with us, such as its News stories, and we also welcome comments about the general design and usability of the website. To express a view about anything that is not a review of an individual listing, please use the Contact Us form on the Home Page.
4.10 Reviews and comments must be:
4.10.1 user-friendly: contain no profanities, threats, prejudiced comments, hate speech, sexually explicit language or other content that is not appropriate for other users;
4.10.2 unique and independent: you should write one review about a first-hand experience of any given business or event;
4.10.3 original: contain no substantially quoted material from other sources, including (but not limited to) websites, e-mail correspondence, other reviews, etc.;
4.10.4 non-commercial: contain no promotional material of any kind, including self-promotional URLs. We reserve the right to reject any URL, e-mail address or phone number for any reason and reserve the right to delete any section containing promotional material from reviews;
4.10.5 submitted by persons over the age of 18;
4.10.6 submitted with a valid e-mail address; and
4.10.7 submitted with no HTML tags and no excessive ALL CAPS, slang or typographic symbols.
4.11 The Fetishistas allows the management or representatives of businesses, events, venues and entertainment providers to respond to reviews written by users on the Website and these should be identified by your User Account. The Fetishistas reserves the right to remove a review, comment or give a management response at any time for any reason.
4.12 We do not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, recommendation or advice expressed therein, and we expressly disclaim any and all liability in connection with User Submissions. We do not permit copyright infringing activities or any infringement of any other intellectual property rights on the Website.
4.13 We reserve the right to remove User Submissions without notice for any reason in our absolute discretion, including, without limitation, breach of the User Submission conditions and/or breach of any intellectual property rights.
4.14 You acknowledge that when using the Website, you may be exposed to User Submissions from a variety of sources and that we are not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Submissions. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Submissions that are inaccurate, offensive, indecent or objectionable and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against us with respect thereto.
4.15 If you believe any of the User Submissions on the Website are inaccurate, offensive, indecent, objectionable or infringe any intellectual property rights please notify us via the Contact Us form on the Home Page. On our receipt of such notice we shall commence an investigation into the submission in question and/or temporarily or permanently remove the submission at our sole discretion.
5 WHAT WE WILL DO
5.1 We will use our reasonable endeavours to maintain the Website. The Website is subject to change from time to time. You will not be eligible for any compensation because you cannot use any part of the Website because of a failure, suspension or withdrawal of all or part of the Website for any reason.
5.2 We will use reasonable endeavours to verify the accuracy of any information that we make available either directly or through any website partners wherever practical however we are not in a position to ensure the complete accuracy of information that can often change, such as for instance opening times, dates of performances, schedules and current prices, and we strongly recommend that prior to relying on information made available through the Website, such information, where capable of change, is confirmed with the applicable venue, facility or service provider.
6 ACCESS TO THE SITE & WHAT WE CAN DO
6.1 While we endeavour to ensure that the Website is normally available 24 hours a day, we shall not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. Access to the Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control.
6.2 We can at any time:
6.2.1 modify or withdraw, temporarily or permanently, the Website (or any part of it) for business and operational reasons in which event we shall try and give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal and we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification to or withdrawal of the Website; and/or
6.2.2 change these Terms. Your continued use of the Website (or any part of it) following such change shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change. It is your responsibility to check regularly to determine whether the Terms have been changed. If you do not agree to any change to the Terms then you must immediately stop using the Website; and/or
7 WEBSITE PARTNERS
7.2 Third party links (including advertisements) do not imply that we endorse, are affiliated or associated with any linked website, or are legally authorised to use any intellectual property accessible through such links.
8 FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS
8.1 This Website does not provide any opportunities to enter into any direct commercial transactions with The Fetishistas, other than the purchase of subscriptions by Business Account Holders for the purpose of adding, amending or extending business listings, or the purchase of advertising and sponsorship space on the site. Information provided in the Directory’s business and events listings will, however, provide the opportunity for users to contact those businesses or their sales agents directly, to acquire tickets, packages, goods, products and services, make bookings for venues and events and obtain other benefits and enter into commercial transactions (“e-commerce transactions”). It is important to note that where you enter into e-commerce transactions with businesses that are listed or are advertising on our Website, you will be required to enter into separate terms and conditions in respect of such transaction directly with those businesses. 8.2 The Fetishistas cannot be held responsible for any transaction that you enter into with a third-party business or organisation.
9 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
9.1 You agree that you use the Website entirely at your own risk.
9.2 The Website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis for information and personal use by the public without any representation or endorsement. Unless specified in separate terms and conditions relating to a particular product or service, we make no warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, in relation to the Website, or products or services offered on the Website whether by us or on our behalf including but not limited to, implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, availability, non-infringement, compatibility, security, accuracy, condition or completeness or any implied warranty arising from course of dealing or usage or trade.
9.3 Unless specified in separate terms and conditions related to a particular product or service, we make no warranty that the Website or products or services offered on the Website whether by us or on our behalf will meet your requirements or will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Website or the server which makes it available or products or services offered on the Website whether by us or on our behalf (including free software downloads) are free of viruses or bugs or are fully functional, accurate, or reliable. We will not be responsible or liable to you for any loss of content or material as a result of uploading to or downloading from the Website.
9.4 Subject to clause 9.5, The Fetishistas shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever, including but without limitation to, damages for loss of use, data or profits, arising out of the use or performance of the Website, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information obtained through the Website, or otherwise arising out of the use of the Website, whether based on contract, tort, or otherwise, without limitation, even if The Fetishistas has been advised of the possibility of damage.
9.5 If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Website, or with any of the Terms, your sole remedy, unless you are a Business Account Holder, is to stop using the Website.
9.6 Notwithstanding anything in these Terms The Fetishistas does not disclaim liability for death or injury caused by its own negligence or any other liability where it would be unlawful to do so. Nothing in these Terms shall affect your statutory rights as consumer.
9.7 The Fetishistas reserves the right to remove any information or material on the Website without warning, and without prejudice to any other accrued rights, and/or make available such information or material when required to do so by law or when requested to do so by regulatory bodies or law enforcement organisations.
10.1 You undertake to The Fetishistas that you will not use the Website for any purpose or in any way that is prohibited by these Terms or is otherwise unlawful.
10.2 You agree to indemnify The Fetishistas, its officers, employees, and licensors in respect of any loss that it or they may suffer as a result, directly or indirectly, of any breach by you of the undertaking at clause 10.1.
11 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
11.1 The Website, and all the information and graphic representations or images on it (“Content”) are owned by, or licensed to, The Fetishistas. Photographs and other images provided to us by Business Account Holders to represent their businesses or events in our listings pages are deemed to have been licensed for that purpose by the Copyright Owner, if different from the Business Account Holder. Business Account Holders who supply us with images for publication agree to indemnify The Fetishistas in respect of any claims arising from our publication of such images, in the event that our licence to do so is disputed by the copyright owner.
11.2 You may view the Website on your computer screen and print its contents on your printer for your personal and non-commercial use only. For the avoidance of doubt, anything printed will form part of the Content.
11.3 Without our written consent, you may not use, transfer, copy or reproduce any part of the Content, the Website or its source HTML code in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical or otherwise, except for the sole purpose of viewing the Content. This includes electronic reproduction by uploading or downloading.
11.4 You warrant that it is legal for you to view this Website in the jurisdiction to which you are subject. You are responsible for compliance with all laws of that jurisdiction, in viewing or using the Content.
12 VIRUS PROTECTION AND COMPATIBILITY
12.1 While certain precautions have been taken to detect computer viruses and ensure security, The Fetishistas cannot guarantee that the Website is virus-free and secure.
12.2 The Fetishistas shall not be liable for any loss or damage which occurs as a result of any virus or breach of security. The Fetishistas does not give any warranties as to the compatibility of the Website with your computer systems, software and/or hardware.
The Fetishistas may restrict your access to the Website, refuse to correspond with you, and/or remove your details from the relevant database without prejudice to any other accrued rights, without prior notice to you where:
13.1 there is a regulatory or statutory change limiting the ability to provide access to the Website;
13.2 there is any event beyond the reasonable control of The Fetishistas preventing The Fetishistas from providing access to the Website (for example, and without limitation, technical difficulties, capacity problems and communications failures); or
13.3 The Fetishistas considers in its sole discretion that you are abusing the Website or are otherwise acting in breach of these Terms.
14.1 A failure or delay by The Fetishistas in enforcing compliance with these Terms shall not be a waiver of that or any other provision of these Terms.
14.2 None of these Terms shall be enforceable under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 (or equivalent local law) by any third party.
14.3 If any provisions of these disclaimers and exclusions shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable then that provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.
14.5 The express provisions of these Terms are in place of all warranties, conditions, terms, undertakings and obligations implied by statute, common law, custom, trade usage, course of dealing or otherwise, all of which are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
14.6 Any and all notices to be given by either one of us to the other pursuant to or in connection with these Terms shall be deemed sufficiently given when forwarded by e-mail in each case addressed to you at the e-mail address you have given us, or to us via the Website Contact Form.
14.7 English law governs these Terms. You submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.