The term “you” “your” (or a similar reference) refers to you as the user of the Platform and the term “us” “our” “we” refers to the owner of the Platform being Female Fusion Network DMCC (domiciled in the United Arab Emirates) and its affiliates, subsidiaries and related entities.
By using or viewing the Platform, you consent (without any limitation or qualification) to the Terms regardless of whether you have registered on the Platform or not. Please DO NOT USE the Platform if you do not agree to the Terms.
CONTENT OF, AND ACCESS TO THE PLATFORM
The Platform is:
- An online information library that has masterclasses, workshops, templates and other resources to help women entrepreneurs successfully start, build, grow and scale their businesses.
- An online membership directory for members to access, so that they may contact each other to network and collaborate directly.
Our Platform may recommend, host, showcase or publish products and services by third party suppliers (whether for products or services) (“Third Parties”). We do not provide nor intend to provide Third Parties’ products or services ourselves. Such Third Parties’ products or services are subject to their own terms and conditions and you are advised and responsible to directly deal with such Third Parties’ of your own volition if you choose to do so. We do not guarantee anything with respect to such Third Parties’ and you are solely responsible for your own interactions with them. We may choose include on the Platform, a small statement about why we like a particular product or service or certain expert, however our actions or inactions cannot be construed as warranty, guarantee, certification, approval, confirmation or vetting of any type with respect to any Third Parties’ whosoever, and you are fully responsible for your own review and due diligence of any purchases, discussions, transactions, meetings done by you. We hold no responsibility for your purchases, discussions, transactions, meetings regardless of whether you sourced or met the experts, or sourced the business, products or services through our Platform.
The Platform does not deal with nor wishes to deal with, any individual, user or entity that has international sanctions (whether trade, military, economic or otherwise) against them by an international, national or regulatory authority. If you are one of such sanctioned individuals or entities, belong to a sanctioned country or entity or region, or regularly deal with sanctioned individuals or entities, please DO NOT use the Platform. The Platform and us, do not and will NOT deal or provide any services or products to any of OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) sanctioned countries in accordance with the law of UAE.
The Platform may be accessed on a mobile, tablet, laptop, computer, smart devices and other application program interfaces. We cannot however guarantee compatibility with any specific device.
Subject to your compliance with these Terms, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to:
- access and use the Platform solely in connection with its indicated use; and
- access and use any content, information and related materials that may be made available through the Platform, in each case solely for your personal use. Any rights not expressly granted in these Terms are reserved by us.
‘Registration’ on the Platform especially in the community titled ‘Fusion Circle’ means and includes providing basic personal information such as name, contact details and private password to us for the purposes of receiving a subscription for an agreed period of time on the Platform subject to payment of subscription fees and compliance with community regulations (“Registration”). Upon successful Registration (this includes our acceptance of your Registration request) you accept to receive emails from us for the receipt of information, advertisement, and details relevant to your being a member of the Fusion Circle or to your use of the Platform. If you wish to opt out of receiving communications from us, please email us [email protected] however please bear in mind that this may impact your notifications of events, updates and changes to the Platform.
Any Registration is restricted to one user per Registration and is not transferable to any third party, unless authorised otherwise by us.
We retain complete rights at any time and without reason, advance notice, limitation or liability, to terminate or restrict your access to the Platform or not accept or decline Registration of a user account or to not accept or decline any requests whatsoever.
You may only browse through the Platform to utilise your subscription services or view the Platform offering or content.
You may not use the Platform to transfer viruses, contaminating or destructive features or trojans, make any false, fraudulent or speculative reservation or to post or transmit any unlawful, defamatory, threatening, indecent, obscene, pornographic or profane comments or material or any material that will constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal or civil offence or otherwise violate any law. You may not copy or transfer the content from the Platform in any manner.
You may not use the Platform for any purpose that is unlawful or is prohibited by these Terms or applicable laws. You are responsible to know and fully be aware of the laws applicable to you and to this Platform. We are not obligated to advise you on whether or how the use of the Platform may impact you in any manner and this is your sole responsibility.
All information contained in this Platform including photographs and descriptions (“Platform Materials”) are by way of illustration purposes only and are subject to change. By using this Platform, you waive any claim against us for any inaccuracy in the Platform Materials. If you upload any information, photographs, content or illustration on the Platform you warrant and guarantee that you are not violating any third parties rights, any laws, rules or regulations.
We have the right to create or modify Community Guidelines relating to the Platform or Fusion Circle (“Community Guidelines”) at any time. We are not obligated to notify you however you are obligated to continue to keep yourself updated with respect to these Community Guidelines because this will govern your Registration and continued subscription to the Fusion Circle and Platform. We reserve the right to ban or deny access to any individual or business whether registered with us or not, to the Platform or Fusion Circle if we believe in our sole assessment that they violate or do not comply with the Community Guidelines.
YOUR REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
When you use this Platform, you make the following representations and warranties to us:
- You are an individual of 18 years and older, are legally allowed to view and transact on the Platform (if and as required) or are a properly and validly licensed entity in accordance with applicable laws;
- You are aware the Platform can currently be globally accessed;
- If you represent yourself as the owner of a business, you legally own such business and agree to provide any proof of ownership or control, if requested by us;
- You have provided valid, true and accurate information at the time of Registration;
- The Platform and any content on and from the Platform will be used for your own personal use only in accordance with the Terms;
- The security of your username and password on the Platform shall be your sole responsibility and you will immediately notify us if you lose access to your user account;
- In accessing the Platform you will not seek to interrupt, interfere or act in any manner whatsoever that may be contrary to the Terms or the laws of the United Arab Emirates;
- You will not act in a manner that disrupts Community Guidelines, or seek to publicise or commercialise any information garnered or accessed on the Platform;
- You will act ethically and professionally towards other members of Fusion Circle and in compliance with the professional terms agreed between yourselves, if any;
- As a user purchasing subscriptions or participation on the Platform, it is your responsibility to ensure you are certain and understand all aspects of any subscriptions or participation prior to making any purchase;
- Downloads from the Platform are not permitted;
- We are not a producer, supplier, seller or reseller of any content, services or products offered through the Platform by Third Parties even if they are published on our Platform, unless we expressly state as such in writing to you therefore you are responsible to do your own due diligence and accept, reject, act on information that you access or use on/from the Platform;
- We do not make any guarantees or representations about the quality, continuous access, perfect scrolling, timeliness, safety or delivery of anything relating to the Platform and you agree that we are relieved and indemnified from any issues or claims between you and experts or other users on the Platform.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
It is your responsibility to ensure you are certain and understand all aspects of all subscriptions, access, participation and details provided or offered on the Platform which is not intended to be legal, financial, technical, medical, economical or professional advice of any kind, each of which are subject to further, separate terms and conditions and we advise that you read, ask and separately consider the specific terms or conditions of each, carefully. You will be bound by these Terms and the respective, specific terms of any event we may host, and if there is any inconsistency between the specific terms of an event and these Terms, the specific terms will prevail.
Accordingly, we have no liability whatsoever for any subscriptions, content, offers by Third Parties, advice by Third Parties or events and you participate or subscribe at your own will or volition without expectation or liability on us in any manner, and you expressly agree and acknowledge that your sole and exclusive rights and remedies with respect to anything listed or advertised on the Platform are to discontinue your use of the Platform in all respects. Taking into account the above mentioned exclusion of liability, in case any liability is established by an entity with jurisdiction in accordance with these Terms, in a matter against us, you expressly acknowledge and agree that the maximum limit for any liability claim shall not in any event exceed the amount paid by you to us in respect of the specific subscription or participation value to which any liability relates and in case of subscription shall be capped to the twelve (12) months preceding your claim (if proven). You explicitly and unconditionally waive all other claims and remedies.
With respect to credit card and debit card transactions, please note it is your responsibility to check with your bank first prior to making a transaction on the Platform that they do not levy any additional service, loyalty or convenience, finance, foreign exchange or other charges and fees for use of such cards. We will not be held responsible or liable for any excess charges made by banks to your credit or debit card.
In future we may offer other modes of payment and in such case you will still be liable in accordance with the above provision for any excess or associated charges.
The Platform offers a recurring subscription membership model. Monthly recurring payments shall be deducted monthly (automatically) via the merchant services used at initial payment. The monthly recurring subscription on the Platform is non-refundable (without further obligation or remedy from us), however, members can cancel their membership at any point, via their merchant and via this Platform. Upon cancellation, your Platform access remains for the duration of the month that you have paid for. Annual membership subscriptions are also recurring, but can be cancelled at any time. No pro-rata refund (or benefits in kind) shall be offered for annual subscription payments; please also note that credit notes cannot be provided for cancelled memberships nor can these be transferred.
REFUNDS AND CANCELLATION
As a general rule, all contributed or paid amounts through the Platform, are non-refundable. Approved refunds (if at all) will take a minimum of forty-five (45) days and you are responsible for all associated charges and foreign exchange risks.
If any issue arises with your purchase such that you feel you are entitled to a refund or exchange, then we will endeavour to assist you but refunds are not guaranteed nor are we obligated to consider requests. Taxes are always your responsibility.
THIRD PARTY SITES
The Platform may include advertisements, offers, recommendations with external links on separate web pages (“Third Party Sites”). Once you click or access these Third Party Sites, you will leave the Platform.
We do not investigate, review, endorse, represent or control the content of any of the Third Party Sites, unless otherwise expressly stated in the Terms. We cannot be responsible or held accountable for the content displayed on Third Party Sites and you will access and use these Third Party Sites at your sole risk and liability.
You also agree not to link any other site or Third Party Sites to the Platform without our express prior written consent and approval and this should always be in compliance with our Community Guidelines.
SUBMISSIONS ON THE PLATFORM
You are welcome to contact us directly at any time with information, reference, ideas, concepts, know-how, techniques, comments or suggestions through our email address [email protected]
Any information, reference, approved reviews, ideas, concepts, know-how, techniques, comments or suggestions that you may submit to us through the Platform shall be deemed and always remain our sole and exclusive property. We will be entitled to use or disseminate such information for commercial or other purposes at our sole discretion without any obligation to compensate or remunerate you.
The information provided or submitted by users on the Platform does not constitute our opinion nor advice, and no information provided should be used or acted upon without seeking further specialist advice from a qualified advisor. We do not ascertain the validity of user-submitted ratings or other posts. You may read our copyrighted material and the reviews free of charge, but you are prohibited from the sharing, dissemination, or sale of this material.
PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEOS
You understand, acknowledge and agree that we will have photographers and videographers at any events that you attend organized or recommended by us and if you do not wish to be photographed or videographed or do not wish your photos or videos to be published or shown on the Platform or the internet, please email us at [email protected]. You agree your sole remedy is blurring, removal or deletion of your individual photos or videos. You further agree and unconditionally and forever waive all claims to compensation, royalties, payments for the publication, blurring, removal or deletion of your photos or videos.
The entire content of the Platform including but not limited to text, designs, graphics, photographs, video, interactive presentations, photographs, logos, text, arrangements and layouts are our sole and exclusive property or are licensed to us and all rights are reserved. All trademarks and trade names including Female Fusion, Female Fusion Network, Fusion Circle, Fusion Circle Network and all other derivatives thereof including the trade marks appearing on the Platform are proprietary to us and may only be used by licensees to whom we specifically grant or license such rights. You agree not to use, disseminate, publish or reverse engineer any content or other intellectual property rights in this Platform without our prior written consent.
If a court in the United Arab Emirates finds any part of the Terms (or part of it) unenforceable or invalid then such part shall be deemed deleted and the rest of the Terms shall continue to be in full force and effect to the fullest extent permissible by the applicable laws.
NOTICES OR COMMUNICATION
Notices or communication to us can be delivered electronically at [email protected]
GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
We reserve the right to cancel or block access to this Platform in respect of any user(s) at any time without notice. We also reserve the right at any time, and for any reason to terminate this agreement in respect of any user(s) upon written notice by email.
You may terminate your agreement with us by sending us written notice and discontinuing your use of the Platform or just discontinuing use of the Platform.
EFFECTS OF TERMINATION
Termination of the agreement between us in these Terms does not affect either party’s accrued rights or liabilities prior to the date of termination.
You shall use the Platform at your own risk and sole liability. We do not make any warranties or representations, whether express or implied, arising out of law or otherwise in relation to your use of the Platform, the accuracy of the content on the Platform or the quality or quantity of any postings or updates, nor do we accept any liability for any user reviews or feedback. We assume no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Platform. We may make changes to the Platform or Platform Materials without any prior notice. We are not under any commitment to update or amend any content or material on the Platform.
We reserve the right at all times to disclose any information that you may provide to us through the Platform, to our legal representatives and advisors and any governmental or federal authority in the United Arab Emirates without any prior notice or prior consent requirement.
We shall not be held responsible or accountable to you or any third party relying on you and in this respect you agree to fully indemnify us, for any loss, injury, claim or damage whether direct, indirect, consequential or punitive costs, liabilities, expenses, damages or otherwise that may be suffered by you through using this Platform. We shall not be liable in respect of any virus, contaminating or destructive features or trojan that may affect your computer as a result of your use or access or interruption or inability to use or access the Platform or any Third Party Sites.
You hereby waive any and all claims against us, our employees, shareholders, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, representatives, agents and licensors, arising out of your use or access or interruption or inability to use or access the Platform.
If you have any concerns, questions or feedback, please direct these to [email protected]
Last Updated on April 2022
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