Terms of Use

Terms of Use 5 January 2016

Terms of use

This Website and this Service, hereafter as combination referred to as “Website” is owned and operated by Blaritz Europe BV, which trades for this activity under the name “Pick your Peers”. Blaritz Europe BV is hereafter referred to as “Pick your Peers”, we, us, our, its. By accessing or using this Website you agree to accept and comply with the terms, conditions, notices and disclaimers contained in the following documents and contained elsewhere on the Website (known collectively as the Terms of Use).

We may revise and update the terms, conditions, notices and disclaimers contained in the following documents and contained elsewhere on the Website (known collectively as the Terms of Use). We recommend you to check the terms, conditions, notices and disclaimers contained in the following documents and contained elsewhere on the Website regularly when visiting the Website to take note of any changes. By your continued use of the Website you agree to accept and comply with the Terms of Use.

Privacy Statement

It is Pick your Peers’ policy to respect the privacy of its website users regarding any information collected while operating the Website.

Pick your Peers collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visit. Pick your Peers’ purpose in collecting this non-personally-identifying information is to better understand how visitors use its Website. In its email messages, Pick your Peers uses a “click-through URL” linked to its Website. Pick your Peers does not collect click-through data.

Cookies

Pick your Peers uses cookies on its Website. A cookie is a string of information that a Website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the Website each time the visitor returns. Pick your Peers uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of Pick your Peers’ Website, and their Website access preferences. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you. Information collected by cookies is treated as non-personal information. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers have the option to refuse cookies before using Pick your Peers’ Website, with the drawback that certain features of the Website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Links to other websites

Pick your Peers’ Website may contain links to other websites. However, once you have used those links to leave this Website, you should note that Pick your Peers does not have any control over other websites. Therefore, it cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Pick your Peers may change its Privacy Statement from time to time, at its sole discretion. Pick your Peers encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes. Your continued use of this Website after any change in this Privacy Statement will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Privacy Questions

If you have any questions or concerns about your privacy whilst visiting this Website please contact us at info [at] pickyourpeers [dot] com.

Disclaimer

While Pick your Peers has taken care to ensure that information, text, material, images and graphics (Content) contained in and accessed through the Website is correct and current at the time of publication, Pick your Peers is not responsible for errors, omissions or defects in the Content, nor liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special and/or consequential damages, in whole or in part, resulting from your use or any user’s use of or reliance upon the Content or Content in any third party websites (Third Party Sites) linked to the Website.

Limitation of Liability

The Website is provided by Pick your Peers on an ‘as is’ basis. To the fullest extent permissible by law:

  1. Pick your Peers does not make any representation, warranty or endorsement of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the Website, or the Content or products on the Website;

  2. Pick your Peers does not warrant that the functions on the Website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that any defects will be corrected or that the server which stores and transmits Content to you is free of viruses or other harmful components; and

  3. Pick your Peers does not warrant or make any representation regarding your access to, or the results of your access to, the Website (including any Third Party Sites) or any Content in terms of correctness, accuracy, timeliness, completeness, reliability or otherwise.

Under no circumstances (including but not limited to any act or omission on the part of Pick your Peers) does Pick your Peers accept liability for any direct, indirect, incidental, special and/or consequential damages or loss of profits resulting from any use or access, or any inability to use or access the Website. You expressly acknowledge and agree that Pick your Peers does not exert control over users of the Website (including individuals referred to on the Website and/or that are registered users of the Website and/or that are members of a so-called channel (Channel) within the Website and/or are so-called channel managers (Channel Managers) of a Channel within the Website (to the extent that the Channel is not initiated by Pick your Peers and the Channel Manager is not Pick your Peers and is/are not employee(s) of Pick your Peers) and is not liable either for their opinions or their behaviour including any Content and/or advice and any defamatory statements or offensive conduct.

Third Party Sites and Advertising

This site may contain links to Third Party Sites. Whilst Pick your Peers may be associated or affiliated with Third Parties, Pick your Peers is not associated or affiliated with any Third Party Site and the Content in any Third Party Sites is not produced by nor is it the responsibility of Pick your Peers. Pick your Peers does not sponsor, endorse or support, in any way, the goods, services or Content supplied by or displayed on Third Party Sites. We do not permit the Website to be linked to any Third Party Site without our prior written consent.

Copyright and restriction on use of Content

Pick your Peers 2016. All rights reserved. All Content, software and advertisements on the Website are protected by international copyright and trademark laws. Content on the Website is published in real-time. Using an industry standard web browser, you may download, display and browse the Content including making copies in a temporary storage device necessary to facilitate browsing and print hard copies in unaltered forms for your own personal, non-commercial use provided that you:

  1. do not download the Content in its entirety as a single file;

  2. do not modify the copy of the Content from how it appears on the Website;

  3. comply with all provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) and all other relevant Dutch and international copyright, intellectual property and trademark laws.

You must not otherwise modify, copy, reproduce, adapt, frame, publish, transmit (including broadcast), distribute, upload to a third party, link to or otherwise use any of the material on the Website, including audio and video excerpts, except as expressly permitted by law or with Pick your Peers’ prior written consent.

You must not use the Website in any manner or for any purpose that:

  1. is unlawful;

  2. violates any rights of Pick your Peers;

  3. violates any rights of any other user of the Website, including any registered user;

  4. violates any rights of any Channel Manager of any Channel within the Website;

  5. violates any rights of any registered member of any Channel within the Website; or

  6. is prohibited by the Terms of Use.

Trademarks

You may not use Pick your Peers trade names in connection with any product or service that does not belong to Pick your Peers or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion, or that disparages or discredits Pick your Peers. All other trade marks displayed on the Website are trade marks of their respective owners. Nothing contained on the Website should be construed as granting a licence or right to use of any trade mark displayed in the Website without the express prior written permission of Pick your Peers or the owner of the relevant trade mark.

Applicable Law

The Terms of Use are governed by and to be construed in accordance with the laws of The Netherlands. You irrevocably and unconditionally agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of The Netherlands. If any provision of the Terms of Use is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of law, such invalidity or unenforceability will not affect the remainder of the Terms of Use that will continue to have force and effect. Pick your Peers makes no representation that the Content of the Website complies with the laws of any country outside the Netherlands. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Registered User and Channel Membership Terms 5 January 2016

This Website and this Service, hereafter as combination referred to as “Website” is owned and operated by Blaritz Europe BV, which trades for this activity under the name “Pick your Peers”. Blaritz Europe BV is hereafter referred to as “Pick your Peers”, we, us, our, its.

Additional rights and responsibilities for Registered Users of the Website and for Members of a Channel on the Website.

These rights and responsibilities are additional to and are an integral part of, the Terms of Use of the Website, in case you register for and/or activate a user account on the Website and/or register for and/or activate your Membership of a Channel on the Website.

You should accept these Registered User and Channel Membership Terms in order to use the Website as a Registered User and/or to use a Channel on the Website as a Channel Member. By registering for and/or activating your user account for the Website and/or by registering for and/or activating your Channel Membership for your Channel, you accept these Registered User and Channel Membership Terms.

We may revise and update the Registered User and Channel Membership Terms. We recommend you to check the Registered User and Channel Membership Terms regularly when visiting and/or using the Website and/or your Channel(s) to take note of any changes. By your continued use of the Website and/or your Channel(s) you agree to accept and comply with the Terms of Use, which these Registered User and Channel Membership Terms are integral part of.

Please take notice of these definitions that are used hereafter:

Channel: a separate community within the Website, exclusively for and existing of invited members of that Channel

Channel Manager: organisation that has initiated the Channel(s), and that may jointly with us co-manage the channel, and employee(s) of this organisation when performing Channel management activities.

Registered User: a registered user of the Website

Registered Usership: registered usership of the Website

Channel Member: a registered member of a Channel on the Website

Membership: registered membership of one or more Channels

We try to enable business professionals to find and contact valuable conversation partners to discuss business and/or career related topics.

Exclusively use your Registered Usership and/or your Channel Membership(s) for finding and contacting conversations partners for having business related and/or career related conversations.

Registered Usership and Channel Membership are invitation based.

If you have received an invitation, and you are a business professional of at least 18 years old and legally permitted in your jurisdiction, to activate your, apply for and/or register for Registered Usership and Channel Membership. and to use the Website, your Registered Usership and your Channel Membership(s), you may activate your, apply for and/or register for Registered Usership and Membership of one or more Channel(s) and you may use the Website, your Registered Usership and your Channel Membership(s).

If you are a Registered User and/or Member of one or more Channel(s), these are some key aspects of your rights and responsibilities:
  • Your Registered Usership and/or Channel Membership is for your personal use only. You may not intentionally or unintentionally enable others to use and/or misuse your Registered Usership and/or Channel Membership.

  • Keep your Website user account details private and use your Registered Usership and/or Channel(s) Membership(s) only for yourself.

  • If your Website user account details may not be known only to you, change your Website user password immediately and inform us and your Channel(s) Manager(s) at once.

  • Be an honest, valuable and discrete conversation partner, whether in your capacity of inviting conversation partner or invited conversation partner.

  • Do not use your Registered Usership, your Channel(s) Membership(s) and/or your Channel(s) for activities that are or could be illegal in your jurisdiction and/or our jurisdiction.

  • Do not use your Registered Usership, your Channel(s) Membership(s) and/or your Channel(s), in any way that could be harmful for yourself, your fellow Channel(s) Members, the Channel(s), the Channel(s) Manager(s), the Website and/or us.

  • We and your Channel(s) Manager(s) may always, often, or incidentally, read your conversation requests and/or other written communication with fellow Members posted through the Website and/or your Channel(s), to verify that the posted requests and/or other written communication with fellow Members through the Website or your Channel(s), are and/or is, in line with the Terms of Use, and/or to maintain the quality and/or effectiveness of the Website and/or the Channel(s) you are Member of.

  • We and your Channel(s) Manager(s) may contact you with suggestions regarding your conversation request in order to increase the chance of valuable response to your request and we and your Channel(s) Manager(s) may deploy human moderation by intervening and influencing our matching engine in our discretion to reach potentially perfect conversation partners, that otherwise would not have been matched to the request.

  • Your Channel Manager may be given the option by us, to co-manage the Channel, including but not limited to inviting Members, awarding credits, curating requests and matching, evaluating your and your Fellow Members use of the Channel and communicating within the Channel.

  • We will treat all personal information discrete and respectful, and in line with our Privacy Policy.

  • Your Channel Manager is bound to protect your privacy to the same extent as we are.

  • We and your Channel Manager will not sell or in any other way disclose to third parties information of you (such as for instance posted requests, profile information, conversation partners) that could be tied to your person, unless we are legally obliged to do this or unless you have given your consent to do so.

  • You may terminate your Registered Usership and/or Channel(s) Membership(s) at any time.

  • You are the owner of your personal information.

  • You bear the full risk of Registered Usership, being a Member of one or more Channels and using the Website.

  • We provide the Website, your Registered Usership, your Website user account, your Channel(s) Membership(s) and the Channel(s) you are Member of on an “AS-IS” basis.

  • We do our best to make the Website, your Registered Usership, your Channel(s) Membership(s) and the Channel(s) you are Member as useful as we can for you.

  • We give you a personal, non-transferable, non-exclusive license to use the Website, your Website user account, your Registered Usership, your Channel(s) Membership(s) and the Channel(s) you are Member of.

  • When we find, in our discretion, and/or because of the receipt of substantiated and valid complaints, that you do not fully comply to our Terms of Use, which these Registered User and Membership Terms are an integral part of, and/or that you do not comply to applicable law, we reserve the right to terminate your Website user account, Registered Usership, and/or Channel(s) Membership(s) at once, and to block you from using the Website, your Website user account, your Registered Usership, and/or your Channel(s) Membership(s), and/or the Channel(s) your are Member of, without any warning, and without any obligation to communicate with you about our motive for this decision and/or our decision itself, and without any obligation for us, for any employee of us and/or for any Member to reimburse you for any costs, damage or loss of any kind, you might make or suffer through this decision, in a direct and/or indirect way.

  • We ask you to rate the conversation, after a conversation has taken place.

  • Credits that you have earned, requested or purchased, are consumed on a FIFO basis (first in, first out).

  • Credits are tied to usage within the Channel in which the credits have been purchased, requested or earned.

  • Earned and requested credits are personal, non-transferable and non-redeemable.

  • Purchased credits are personal, non-transferable and, besides one exception, are non-redeemable: if you decide to stop your Channel Membership voluntarily, the costs and any applicable paid VAT for credits that you purchased and paid to us but that have not been used yet at that moment, will be redeemed to you. This excludes the credits that have been awarded as part of a periodical and/or one-off Channel Membership fee and/or any other kind of fee.

  • We hope to hear from you what you would like us to include, add or change in the Website, your Website user account, Registered Usership, Channel(s) Membership(s) and/or the Channel(s) you are Member of, in order to increase the value and/or improve the usability for you, but refrain from doing this if you want to be rewarded for your ideas or information, in any other way than getting a more valuable and user-friendly website and/or service.

  • The contact and conversations held on and/or arranged through the Website and/or a Channel are always free of any charge, fee, and/or obligation of any kind or form, for all conversation partners, whether in the capacity of inviting conversation partner or invited conversation partner. In no event shall we nor your Channel Manager(s) be liable for any damages of any kind whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/or incidental when disputes arise in this or any other field between conversation partners.

  • Follow-up contact and conversations, held on and/or arranged through the Website, and/or a Channel, or held on and/or arranged outside the Website and/or a Channel, are also free of any charge, fee, and/or any obligation of any kind or form, unless all conversation partners explicitly agree in writing, prior to the follow-up contact and/or conversations, on a specific charge, fee, and/or obligation of any form or any kind. In no event shall we nor your Channel Manager(s) be liable for any damages of any kind whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/or incidental when disputes arise in this or any other field between conversation partners.

  • We and your Channel Manager(s) do not claim to verify the accuracy of any Registered User account information and/or identity, and/or any fellow Channel Member account information, identity and/or profile information and/or any type or form of communication of any Registered User and/or any fellow Channel Member in any way, nor the information that any Registered User, and/or any fellow Channel Member shares with you or shares with anyone else, in any type or form.

  • It is your sole responsibility to make whatever investigation and take whatever precautions you deem necessary or appropriate prior to contacting, communicating, meeting and/or entering in dealings of any kind with Registered Users and/or fellow Channel Members, whether online or in person.

  • In no event shall we be liable for any damages of any kind whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/or incidental, arising out of or relating to the conduct of any Registered User and/or any Channel Member (including you) and/or any Channel Manager in connection with the use of the Website and/or a Channel, whether online or in person, including without limitation pecuniary loss, bodily injury or death, emotional distress, and/or any other damages resulting from communications, meetings, agreements or other dealings of any kind with Registered Users and/or fellow Channel(s) Members or other persons you encounter in connection with your use of your user account, the Website and/or the Channel(s) you are Member of.

  • You agree that you are solely and exclusively responsible for, must evaluate and make your own judgment about, and bear all risks associated with (i) your contact, communication, meetings, joint actions and/or agreements of any kind, with Registered Users and/or fellow Channel(s) Members, whether online or in person, and (ii) your use of any information shared by Registered Users and/or fellow Channel(s) Members, and (iii) the information that you share with Registered Users and/or fellow Channel(s) Members.