User agreement for free membership

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Standard Community User agreement for free or paid services/memberships.

1.0 Community user agreement. When you use our services, you agree to these terms. Your use of our facilities is also subject to our published standard community policies: Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy and Legal Disclaimer are published on https://b2baltic.eu/cookiesprivacylegaldisclaimer/ and part of this agreement. You approve you are agreeing to enter into a legally binding user agreement with B2BALTIC community, also referred to as “we” and “us” (even if you are using our free or paid services, or membership, on behalf of a company) and with one of the authorized suppliers of B2BALTIC you have been assigned to. Also, your personal or business data provided is directly assigned to and collected by our authorized suppliers under the monitoring of the owner under the community mark B2BALTIC and owner of the related websites .org and .eu. The current agreement is automatically transferred to the authorized suppliers as well as “all” the below mentioned service conditions and rights. In case you require professional services based on a contribution from your side, you will be promptly informed about the name of the assigned supplier transparently already before any contribution or payment obligation. In case you are a free member, we will not notify about the transfer to our supplier, but you are in right to ask which supplier you have been assigned to. You approve that we can transfer your contract, rights, obligations, and values from one supplier to another without any specific need of notification. Your right to ask will be always valid.

1.1 Activation, notification, regional/market-place limits. When your business or you as person start communications in our community, we may send a notification by e-mail to you, or not, or accept your joining request on our business forums, or other platforms without any specific time line. You are automatic a new “active free community member” when you have sent the order of free membership online to us. From that instant, you can participate with your business and share business content inside our community. Repetition or duplication of self-promos or any content for more than 2 times a year (if you are not an effective member but free one), or spam of messages to the other community members is not allowed. Smart contents are allowed anytime, however moderated by a moderator. Moreover, moderators and community managers at their own discretion might limit your access to our forums and contents, depending on: group rules (published on the same groups), your business category, your region of provenience, the type of your content. In fact, the community is a regional hub made for regional businesses and divided into subcategories. The free membership activation, does not grant you rights to enter all our groups and platforms. The free membership does not grant you right to receive feedbacks or assistance from the community. The community can move, integrate, connect, reward, promote, remove all members at its own discretion.

1.2 Changes. We may modify this user agreement, our Privacy Policy and our Cookies Policies from time to time. If we make changes to it, we will provide our community notice through exclusively our press account on Twitter www.twitter.com/B2BALTIC that you will be follow from now to be correctly and on-time informed. It provides you with the opportunity to review the changes. If you object to any changes by sending us an email or message, your service or membership will be terminated, or continued with the old agreement at our own discretion. If you continue to use the services after the twitter notification for at least 30 work days, it means that you approved the updated terms. We may change, suspend or end any service, product, or membership, or change and modify fees and contributions, prospectively in our discretion. To the extent allowed under law, these changes may be effective upon notice provided to you. No changes of contributions can be charge to your account without your approval.

1.3 Purpose. We and the current agreement aim to provide you with business and partnerships opportunities inside a regional hub. You can share valuable contents, business events, videos, posts, projects, business-plans, whenever oriented to a B2B (business-to-business) full market place. The community is especially focused in and devoted to Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Denmark, Western-Russia, but also historical involving other market places like Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, USA, UK, and other countries worldwide. We will offer you free access and the possibility to receive more attentions for fair contributions. We assign you to fair service/product suppliers only which are committed to operate exclusively under the community rules.

2.0 Age restrictions. You’re eligible to enter this agreement starting from your 16 years of age but with important limits. You are authorized to use our services when you are at least at “Minimum Age” of 18 years. We will not ask you the age or date or birth, we will trust that you are. If not, you are not allowed to share or communicate with the community. Your membership and this agreement will be blocked (but not cancelled) until your 18th birthday. From that point your membership will become operative without any need of notification and you are allowed to share and communicate with the community.

3.0 Tax, payments between members/suppliers. You will honor your payment obligations with us and with the other members and suppliers of our community, who have also approved the same conditions and obligations. You understand that there might be taxes (ex. European VAT) added to our fees we may want to collect from you to comply with commercial laws. Bank transfer costs as well as currency exchange fees are charged to you. All community contributions are net of taxes and expenses. We don’t guarantee any refunds for partially used services or memberships, or for return of products unless the product is broken or damaged or the delivery contract was not correctly fulfilled. About refund policy, suppliers or members might introduce their contract to you before they deliver products to you. This agreement might be integrated together with the agreement with your supplier when you buy and sell inside the community. Please always read carefully all delivery conditions to avoid misunderstanding. We monitor the community, and select member suppliers strictly, to reduce risks for our members. However, a careful reading is good thing above all when it deals with an amount of many thousands of euro or other currency.

4.0 Community Newsletters. You approve to receive periodically our community newsletter, invitations to business events, notifications and messages per mails, messengers, chats or phones, to be informed about what´s going on in the community, or B2B initiatives. We will not spam you and not frequently write you however. If you unsubscribe our community newsletters through the automatic unsubscribe button, the user agreement and your free membership might be considered terminated or suspended for undefined period of time without any need of notification.

5.0 Truthful profile. You promise to only provide information, advertising and content inside our community that you have the right to share, and that your personal detail and business profile you have sent to us during the submission process profile is truthful.

6.0 Use of content and distribution rights. As between you and us, you own the content, posts, images, copyrights, videos, sound tracks and any information that you submit or post or sent to us or to our authorized suppliers, you hereby grant us, you grant our authorized suppliers, a worldwide, transferable and sublicensable right to use, copy, translate, edit, distribute, process, share, publish for free or for profit, broadcast for your business purpose or for community promotion, all above mentioned (6.0) type of contents, without any need of further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or others. These rights are not time limited and regardless of the status of your membership or agreement. You can end the license with a letter to us not before 24 (twenty-four) months after a valid user agreement termination date. However, any previously licensed video content, edited or integrated in other existing archived videos, movies, or films, will not be removed from our websites, social media accounts, or from our authorized supplier’s pages. While we may edit and make formatting changes to your content, we will not modify the meaning of your expression. Because you own your content and information and we only have a “non-exclusive right” to it, you may choose to make it available to others for free or for profit. However, our post-processed videos, mixed integrated contents of your contents with other contents, cannot be copied without our (or our authorized supplier) written permission.

7.0 Complying with law. You only provide content or information that does not violate the law nor anyone’s rights (including intellectual property rights).

8.0 Storage of content. We don’t promise to store or keep showing any information and content that you’ve given us, posted or shared.

9.0 Limit of responsibility for misuse. You agree that we are not responsible for others’ (including other community members’) content or information. We cannot always prevent misuse of our platforms, and you agree that we are not responsible for any such misuse. You also acknowledge the risk that you or your organization may be mistakenly associated with content about others when we let members, visitors and followers know you or your organization were mentioned in the news. You can report immediately any issue.

10.0 Limit of interaction. We have the right to limit how you connect and interact on our platforms. We also reserve the right to restrict, suspend, or terminate your account validity or visit if we believe that you may be in breach of this user agreement or law or are misusing the platform (e.g. generating traffic using manual or automatic ways, viral surfing without any business community-oriented purpose, etc).

11.0 Intellectual property rights, mention restrictions. We and the community site owner reserves all the intellectual property rights in the logos, design, names, services and product, like for example “B2BALTIC”, “LUXURY NORDIC HUB”, “DACH-I” etc. Joining our community does not give you any ownership in our services or the content or information made available through our websites, emails and platforms. During your membership and after it, you don’t adopt or use our names, identities, brands, marks, trademarks or similar names (for example by adding one letter or number more/less, or setting up a new business with a very similar name changed by just 1 letter more or less, etc) for your own business purpose. You can mention our names, brands and marks, as well as contents, for your business purpose only if you mention the link to the original resource in the same content, using a hyperlink. A misuse of our resources contrary to the paragraph (11.0) will be sanctioned with an agreed contract fixed fine of ten thousand Euro (10000) plus damages and legal expenses charged to your account, regardless if the membership is for free or paid. Misuse of our resources, logos, creativity, similarities and copyrights must be promptly full removed or dismissed.

12.0 Fees. Whenever you order now or later professional services, premium (effective) membership or you pay success fees to the community sales team, all fees are transferred from you directly to our authorized community suppliers. You will receive all coordinates and details on time case per case. When you ask for sales support with your aim to invest for a sales force using our authorized sales suppliers, you will meet an extra additional agreement for the specific work amount, and negotiate the success-fees and work-hourly fees with our supplier as you prefer, however reminding a fair social business principle and the fares typical in Europe.

13.0 Termination. The original contract (user agreement) period includes all the calendar year of the contract activation until the 31st December of the next year of the next calendar year, unless there are specific published official promos from our side. For example, if you enter the community and this agreement in October 2017, you can be happily member until 31st December 2019. The contract shall be automatically renewed from year to year after the end of the first membership period. We and our suppliers can end this user agreement anytime without any need of notification to you if you have a free membership in our community. You can terminate the user agreement anytime giving us written notification (a signed letter) at least 4 (four) calendar months before the foreseen expiration, in that case no refund is possible for full or partial used period. After the receiving of a termination request from you, we have the right already from the day after to suspend any online advertising and promotional activity for your business in case we were doing free promo campaigns for you.

14.0 Disputes Resolution, choice of jurisdiction. Disputes arising relating to any legal notice, service, product or policies, shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of Finland (Helsinki), or Estonia (Tallinn), or Latvia (Riga), or Lithuania (Vilnius) or Austria (Vienna). You approve and agree with this special condition, that we are entitled to choose the exact jurisdiction for disputes also eventually bypassing local regulations, EU common regulations, regardless of the place where the parties have been registered. Moreover, we could ask you before the lawsuit a complete translation of all the documents, attachments, requests and copies you ask or send, into the approved language of the jurisdiction. If a court with authority over this contract finds any part of it not enforceable, you and we agree that the court should modify the terms to make that part enforceable while still achieving its intent. If the court cannot do that, you and we agree to ask the court to remove that unenforceable part and still enforce the rest of this contract. To the extent allowed by law, the English language version of this contract is binding and other translations are for convenience only. If we don’t act to enforce a breach of this contract, that does not mean that we have waived our right to enforce this.

15.0 Manner, word of mouth, reward. Our community works as powerful social business market place and opportunity for you, non-profit center but success oriented, people oriented firstly. The win-win model is based exclusively on your skills, a reciprocal collaboration and social contribution. You understand that the community and its members and suppliers are not perfect but anyway you agree that you will be fair, fair to the community by doing positive good word of mouth, fair to the members and suppliers, and professional, communicative, open-minded, sharing, and nice. You agree that you will use the services or membership in a professional manner. You agree that you will not use internet resources such as data-traffic from all our webpages with the purpose of competitions with us, monitoring, or statistics about us. You agree to inform us whenever you change, transform or transfer your business to another, giving us the new company details to continue your membership under your new name. You promise that you will be active in the community sharing valuable contents, sharing events and initiatives, liking or commenting our contents, other member´s contents with your own contacts. We also would like to do the best to share your smart contents starting for free with the other community members. If you want to attract our attention as well as community interest, be sure that you promote your contents inside our platform (not through e-mails, not sending promotional e-mails like spam, but exclusively through our social media accounts such us Twitter, Google+, Pinterest firstly, and LinkedIn, Facebook or YouTube) and you made them discoverable, otherwise we will not be able to find them. A good way to attract our attention is to mention us (for example B2BALTIC) inside your content when you share it. This will allow us to receive a notification from your social media account. Inactive profiles can be removed from the community anytime, and blocked for undefined period of time. Frequent sharing and smart activities are monitored 24/24h and could be rewarded. Business profile membership power goes up or down in the community depending on the activity rate and the content type evaluation. We want to help growth firstly who is willing to use our B2B channels, platforms and forums as well as sharing functionalities, actively and properly (actively does not mean pushing bad built marketing contents to the networks). We yearly or monthly give a prize or reward (for example a free sponsorship, free promo, a multiple free sharing, forum special invitation to share or free advertising campaign) for the best contents and for showing spirit of initiatives oriented to smart products, smart trade, smart technologies, smart support, smart marketing, smart innovation for a better Nordic Baltic area and for a better B2B global.

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