Welcome, and thanks for using BeConnections. When you use our products and services, on behalf of your company, you’re agreeing to our Policies as disclosed below (statements 1.1 – 7.1).
Please note that you are entering into a legally binding agreement with BeConnected Media S.L.
At BeConnections we want to bring the world to your office, virtually. We believe that a company’s success depends on its ability to embrace new opportunities and develop its connections. We pay particular attention to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), as the future of economic growth and diversification.
Unlike other online networks, BeConnections is a commercial tool. It connects companies to one another on a global scale, allowing its users to target their audience and search for new business opportunities by region and sector, worldwide. We want to give our members the tools to grow, be visible and proudly represent their region. Our mission is to be our user’s network of choice.
BeConnections invites companies to explore new markets, and connect instantly with potential partners and investors, internationally.
1.2 Scope and Intent
“Terms of Service.”
2.1 Applicable laws and this Agreement
2.2 License and warranty for your submissions to BeConnections
The information you provide BeConnections under this agreement is yours, and you may request it be deleted at any time, unless you have shared information or content with others and they have not deleted it, or it was copied or stored by other users. Additionally, you grant BeConnections a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, unlimited, assignable, sublicenseable, fully paid up and royalty free right to copy, prepare derivative works of, improve, distribute, publish, remove, retain, add, process, analyze, use and commercialize, in any way now known or in the future discovered, any information you provide directly or indirectly to BeConnections, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or to any third parties. Any information you submit to us is at your own risk of loss. By providing information to us, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to submit information on behalf of your company and that the information is accurate, not confidential, and not in violation of any contractual restrictions or other third party rights. It is your responsibility, as representatives of your company, to keep your company’s BeConnections’ profile information accurate and updated.
2.3 Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible to use BeConnections, you must meet the following criteria and represent and warrant the you (1) are legally employed for the company that you are registering on behalf; (2) are not otherwise prohibited from having a BeConnections account (3) are not a competitor of BeConnections or are not using our services for reasons that are in competition to BeConnections (4) are authorized by your company to act in their name and take full responsibility for all information provided in this context (5) will use your real name and only provide accurate information on BeConnections (6) have full power and authority to enter into this Agreement and doing so will not violate agreements to which you are bound to (7) will not violate intellectual property rights (8) agree to provide at your cost all equipment, software, mobile access, and internet access necessary to use our network.
2.4 BeConnections Membership
The profile that members registered on behalf of a company create will become part of BeConnections and is owned by Beconnections, as well. However, between you and others, your account belongs to you, the other employees registered thereunder, and above all, to your company. You, in representation of your company, agree to (1) keep your password secure and confidential; (2) not permit others that do not belong to your company to use your account; (3) not use other’s accounts who are not registered under the same company as you; (4) not charge anyone for access to any portion of BeConnections, or any information therein. Furthermore, you and the company that you represent are responsible for anything that happens through your account until you close down your account or prove that your account security was compromised beyond your control. Your company’s account can only be closed by its designated administrator. To close your account registered under a company, visit your account settings.
2.5 BeConnections Administrators
An administrator is that person who is given authority by their company to change, modify, delete or add any information, status updates, photos, or connections to the company’s account registered on BeConnections. Administrators are fully responsible for verifying the identification of other employees registered under the same company on BeConnections. By signing this agreement, Administrators, accept by all means to receive notifications via email or through other methods, requesting permission from new members to sign up under the same company profile. Administrators are fully responsible for granting new members access to BeConnections. Nonetheless, the company is always solely accountable for misuse or misrepresentation of content and actions of their employees. By signing this agreement, you agree that BeConnections will not be held liable for misrepresentation of any kind. Further, the company agrees that it is always accountable for misuse or misrepresentation of content and actions of their employees.
You agree to indemnify us and hold us harmless for all damages, losses and costs (including but not limited to, reasonable attorney’s fees and costs) related to all third party claims, charges, and investigations caused by (1) your failure to comply with this Agreement (2) any content you submit to the network; and (3) any activity in which you engage on or through BeConnections. Further, by signing this agreement, you agree that BeConnections will not be held liable for misrepresentation of any kind.
If you purchase any services that we offer for a fee, such as advertisement or premium membership, you agree to pay the applicable fees as they become due plus all related taxes and to reimburse BeConnections for all collection costs and interest for any overdue amounts. You also agree to BeConnections storing your payment information, either on a one time or subscription basis. Failure to pay may result in the termination of your subscription. Depending on where you transact with us, the type of payment method used and where your payment method was issued, your transaction with us may be subject to foreign exchange fees or differences in prices, including because of exchange rates. BeConnections does not support all payment methods, currencies or locations for payment. If the payment method you use with us, such as a credit card, reaches its expiration date and you do not edit your payment method information or cancel your account or such Premium Services, you authorize us to continue billing that payment method and you remain responsible for any uncollected amounts. Your obligation to pay fees continues through the end of the subscription period during which you cancel your subscription. All applicable taxes are calculated based on the billing information you provide us at the time of purchase. We do not guarantee refunds for lack of usage or dissatisfaction. You also acknowledge that BeConnections’ Premium Services are subject to this Agreement and any additional terms related to the provision of Premium services are also, as is advertisement and sponsorship.
3.2 Refund Policy
BeConnections does not offer refunds on any fees and charges related to your premium account, advertisement contract or sponsorship terms – including partially used periods. The minimum amount of service hire for premium membership, advertisement and sponsorship is one month. Please note that all of your Premium features expire immediately after you cancel your account.
4.1. Notify us of acts contrary to this Agreement
If you believe that you are entitled or obligated to act contrary to this Agreement under any mandatory law, you must notify us immediately before signing up to use any of our services. BeConnections will then assess whether we may, at our sole discretion, provide an alternative solution for the situation, though we are under no obligation to do so.
5.1 Notifications and Service Messages
For purpose of service messages and notices about the services, BeConnections may make you aware of any changers through (i) banners (ii) email notification (iii) InMail; (iv) delivery services. You acknowledge and agree that BeConnections will have no liability associated with or arising from your failure to read our notices of any kind.
6.1 BeConnections Applications
BeConnections may offer services through applications built using BeConnections’ platform, including its smart phone applications in the near future, BeConnections’ “share” buttons and other interactive plugins distributed on websites across the web. By importing any of your BeConnections data through the BeConnections network, you represent that you have authority to share the transferred data with your mobile carrier or other access provider. In the event that you change or deactivate your telephone number, it is your responsibility to make this information available to your connections. Regardless, you acknowledge you are entirely responsible for all charges and necessary permissions related to accessing BeConnections through your mobile device. Lastly, by using any downloadable application of BeConnections, that will be made available in the future, you agree to the terms associated with the application you have chosen to download or install BeConnections.
6.2 User to User Communication and Sharing
BeConnections offers various forums (a feature that will be developed soon) where company’s through their employees can post their observations and comments on a non-exhaustive list of topics. BeConnections also permits sharing of information by allowing users to post updates, including third party links, to their corporate profile and other parts of the site. BeConnections reserves the right to remove any content if it violates this Agreement or other intellectual property rights. Ideas and posts may be seen by other members and BeConnections cannot guarantee that other members will not use the content shared on BeConnections.
6.4 Export Control
Your use of Beconnections is subject to all export and re-export control laws and regulations. As such, you agree that you, acting on behalf of your company, will not directly or indirectly sell, export, re-export, transfer, divert, or otherwise dispose of any software or services without obtaining the required authorization from the appropriate government authorities beforehand.
6.5 Contributions to BeConnections
By submitting ideas, suggestions, documents, or proposals (“Contributions”) to BeConnections through its suggestion or feedback webpages, you acknowledge and agree that: (a) your Contributions do not contain confidential or proprietary information; (b) BeConnections is not under any obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the Contributions; (c) BeConnections shall be entitled to use or disclose (or choose not to use or disclose) such Contributions for any purpose, in any way, in any media worldwide; (d) BeConnections may have something similar to the Contributions already under consideration or in development; (e) you irrevocably non-exclusively license to BeConnections rights to exploit your Contributions; and (f) you are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of any kind from BeConnections under any circumstances.
7.1 Your rights
On the condition that you comply with all your obligations under this Agreement, we grant you, in representation of your company, a limited, revocable, nonexclusive, nonassignable, nonsublicenseable license and right to access the services provided by BeConnections, through a generally available web browser, mobile device or BeConnections authorized application (but not through scraping, spidering, crawling or other technology or software used to access data without the express written consent of BeConnections or its Members), to view information and use our Network in accordance with this Agreement. Any other use of BeConnections contrary to our mission and purpose is strictly prohibited and a violation of this Agreement. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in this Agreement, including, without limitation, title, ownership, intellectual property rights, and all other rights and interest in BeConnections and all related items, including any and all copies made of the BeConnections website.