Terms and Conditions

1.0 Introduction

1.1 Contract

1.1.1 Welcome to the Collabor8 – People in Business CIC Terms and Conditions of Service at www.collabor8uk.org.  These Terms and Conditions apply to the use of this Website and other Services provided by Collabor8 – People in Business CIC, and by accessing this Website and/or placing an order you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions set out below.

1.1.2        Before you proceed with navigating around our website, if you have any queries relating to these Terms and Conditions, or do not understand them, please contact Collabor8 – People in Business CIC by email at hello@collabor8here.co.uk. You will be sent an acknowledgement of your email within 48 hours.

1.1.3        You are entering into this Contract with Collabor8 - People in Business CIC, a communty interest company limited by guarantee in England and Wales, company no. 12520017 (trading as Collabor8 – People in Business (also referred to as “Collabor8” “we” and “us”) whose registered office address is Unit 12, Winnall Valley Road, Winchester, SO23 0LD. Your personal data provided to, or collected by or for, our Services is controlled by Collabor8 - People in Business CIC.

1.1.4        If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions you should not use or access this Website.  When you use our Services, you agree to all of these Terms and Conditions and you acknowledge and accept that you are entering into a legally binding contract with Collabor8 - People in Business CIC (Contract).

1.1.5        Your use of our Services is subject to our Cookie Policy and our Privacy Policy, which covers how we collect, use, share, and store your personal information. 

1.1.6        This Contract applies to Collabor8uk.org, Collabor8here.co.uk and other Collabor8 related sites, apps, communications and other services that state that they are offered under this Contract (“Services”), including the offsite collection of data for those Services, such as our ads and any applicable plugins which are used to promote the Services. Those who have signed up to our Community Hub, which is provided by Ugenie.io whose Privacy Policy is available here., shall be considered Members for as long as they remain inside the community area.

1.1.7        Collabor8 is a trading name of Collabor8 - People in Business CIC. The Founder of Collabor8 and Director is Nikki Tapley and Co-Director Elyse Burns-Hill. No other named individual or organisation are permitted to operate under the Collabor8 – People in Business CIC name without express written permission. The Directors shall appoint others to operate elements of the organisation including as County Leaders of local groups, at their sole discretion.

1.1.8        The Collabor8 Hub is the means by which the Collabor8 model will be rolled out at the discretion and under the authority of the Directors of Collabor8 - People in Business CIC.  Ambassadors will operate as Volunteers but may be paid a consideration subject to our capacity to expand the role into a paid one.

1.1.9        Prospective Members will be required to register their interest online via the Ugenie app (ugenie.io). Individuals signing up to the Ugenie app or other channels as may be developed by Collabor8 - People in Business CIC shall consent to having a Membership created and their details stored on our database. Members acknowledge that we shall contact them using the details they have registered with via email. Please see our privacy policy for more information.

1.2           Members and Visitors

1.2.1        By joining Collabor8 you will meet and be introduced to other members and affiliates who offer products and services which may be of use to you. If you purchase any product or take any advice or assistance from an affiliate or member of Collabor8, this will be an arrangement purely between yourself and the other party. Collabor8 is supported by sponsors who it advertises, however it does not act as agent to introduce services and does not accept any liability for products sold or advice or assistance given by one member, partner, or affiliate to another on any matter whatsoever.

​1.2.2        All Members, whether they have paid a contribution towards our services or otherwise, shall receive access to The Collabor8 Hub (some groups within the Hub may be accessed only by paying Directors Lounge members and other individuals who we wish to liaise with using the Groups function outside of the main membership groups). Collabor8 reserves the right to amend, withdraw or add any right of membership service, and such amendment shall not give rise to any liability for refund of contributions paid or require any additional fee to be paid.

​1.2.3        Memberships are granted on an individual/personal basis. Members must use their real name and must not use an alias, business name or any name other than that by which they are commonly known. 

1.2.4       Corporate Sponsorship is subject to separate contracts and is not included in this document.

1.2.5        Whilst Collabor8 does not levy a membership or joining fee for members, it reserves its right to introduce one in the future if so required.

1.3           Change

1.3.1        We may modify this Contract, our Privacy Policy, and our Cookies Policies from time to time. If we make material changes to it, we will provide you notice through our Services, or by other means, to provide you the opportunity to review the changes before they become effective. If you object to any changes, you may terminate your membership in accordance with our standard Terms and Conditions. Your continued use of our Services after we publish or send a notice about our changes to these Terms and Conditions means that you are consenting to the updated Terms and Conditions.

2. Obligations

2.1           Service Eligibility

Here are some promises you make to us in this Contract:

2.1.1        You’re eligible to enter into this Contract and you are at least our “Minimum Age.” “Minimum Age” means 18 years old. The Services are not for use by anyone under the age of 18 except with parental consent. If you use our Services before the age of 18, you confirm that you have parental consent to do so. Your parent must understand that Collabor8 - People in Business CIC does not have child safeguarding policies in place as we are designed for adult use and that we cannot guarantee the environment will be appropriate for children.

2.1.2        To use the Services, you agree that: (1) you must be the “Minimum Age” (explained above) or older; (2) you will only have one Collabor8 account, which must be in your real name; (3) you are not already restricted by Collabor8 from using the Services

2.2           Your Account

2.2.1        Your access to the Collabor8 Hub aspect of our Services is supplied via Ugenie therefore you will ensure that you keep your Ugenie password a secret and adhere to the general terms and conditions as required by Ugenie. Likewise with any social media groups and platforms, you will protect your password and adhere to the terms and conditions of each platform.

2.2.2        You will not share an account with anyone else and will follow our rules and the law.

2.2.3        You agree to: (1) try to choose a strong and secure password for your Ugenie account; (2) keep your Ugenie password secure and confidential; (3) Members are not permitted to share screenshots or content from The Collabor8 Hub, without express permission from our Head Office (4). Content on the (5), must follow the law and our Code of Conduct. You are responsible for anything that happens through your account unless you close it or report misuse.

2.3           Director's Lounge & Other Payments

2.3.1        Where payment is required, such as in relation to a chargeable event we might run, or as a Director's Lounge member, you’ll honour your payment obligations and you consent to us storing your payment information. You understand that there may be fees and taxes that are added to our prices.

2.3.2        You accept that we don't guarantee refunds.

2.3.3       Director's Loung Memberships are available on annual basis in one payment. Payments are to be made via BACS upon confirmation of your place. Details will be provided.

2.3.4        Payments can be made by Paypal and Stripe. If you pay via credit/debit card your payment details will be stored by PayPal or Stripe secure servers for as long as you make regular payments to us.  We accept no responsibility for any error, omission, negligence of Stripe or PayPal.  For full terms and conditions for Stripe or PayPal, follow the visit their website: https://stripe.com/gb or https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/ua/useragreement-full. You may also be requested on occasion to make payment for additional incidental costs via iZettle, e.g. to make a purchase at an event. Your payment details will not be stored except so far as they are kept by iZettle. We accept no responsibility for any error, omission, negligence of iZettle. For full terms and conditions for iZettle, follow the link on its website: https://www.izettle.com/gb.

2.3.5        If you buy any of our paid Services, you agree to pay us the applicable fees and taxes and to additional Terms specific to these Services. Failure to pay these fees will result in the cancellation of your order, and where applicable, cancellation of the requested Services. 

2.3.6        You acknowledge and accept that we may store and continue billing your payment method (e.g. credit card) even after it has expired, to avoid interruptions in your Services and to use to pay for other Services you may buy, for example, The Directors Lounge membership.

2.3.7        If you set up a monthly subscription, your payment method automatically will be charged at the start of each subscription period for the fees and taxes applicable to that period.

2.4           Notices and Service Messages

2.4.1        You acknowledge and accept that we are entitled to generally communicate with you and provide notices to you through our websites, apps, and contact information you provide to us. If the contact information you provide is out of date, you may miss out on important notices.

2.4.2        You acknowledge and accept that we will provide notices to you in the following ways: (1) a notice within the Collabor8 website and/or  (2) a message sent to the contact information you may have provided to us (e.g., email, mobile number, physical address). You agree to keep your contact information up to date for as long as you remain a Member on the Ugenie app.

2.5           Sharing

2.5.1        You acknowledge and accept that when you share information on Ugenie and certain areas of our website, others can see, copy and use that information.

2.5.2        Members are not permitted to share screenshots or content from Ugenie, from our Facebook or LinkedIn groups or member emails, without express permission from HQ.

2.5.3        You acknowledge and accept that Content on our website, Collabor8 Hub (via Ugenie), LinkedIn and Facebook groups or shared in our meet-ups and events, is for our members only and must not be shared elsewhere without express written permission from HQ.

2.5.4        We are not obligated to publish any information or content within our Services and can remove it in our sole discretion, with or without notice or explanation.

2.5.5        Members are encouraged to check with a member of the HQ Team if they are unsure whether their content is appropriate to share.

2.6           Member-led Meetups (for all other Events please see separate policy: ‘Events Terms and Conditions)

2.6.1        Member-led Meetups are ways that Members of our community can be empowered to lead, and to bring groups from within the Collabor8 Membership community together. As such these Meetups should not be promoted across social media outside of our own Ugenie platform. However Members are encouraged to invite their contacts to join us, and thus gain access to our groups, if they wish to get involved.

2.6.2        Member-led Meetups may be arranged by any Member with the approval of a member of the Collabor8 HQ team, however they shall not be unreasonably refused. These meetups are not operated by us corporately and Collabor8 shall not be liable for Member-led meet-ups or any matters arising from these. Member-led Meetups should be promoted using the Ugenie platform, and care should be taken to avoid a clash of events taking place at the same time organised by other Members, and by Collabor8 corporately, within the same locality.

2.6.3        Member-led Meetups should be made available to all members without discrimination. Limitations on group sizes may apply at the host’s discretion – please see individual events for details. If a Member wishes to arrange a meetup, they are requested to discuss this with a member of the HQ team first and follow the instructions given. Members are empowered to run meetups however they like as long as this is done in accordance with our few simple instructions. No Member shall arrange a meet-up and promote it to other Collabor8 Members in our name or as a Collabor8 Member-led Meetup except with our permission.

3. Rights and Limits

3.1. Your License to use Collabor8

3.1.1        You own all of the content, feedback, and personal information you provide to us, but you also grant us a non-exclusive license to it.

3.1.2        You promise to only provide information and content that you have the right to share, and that your Collabor8 profile will be truthful.

3.1.3        As between you and Collabor8, you own the content and information that you submit or post to the Services and you are only granting Collabor8 and our affiliates the following non-exclusive license: A worldwide, transferable and sub-licensable right to use, copy, modify, distribute, publish, and process, information and content that you provide through our Services, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or others. These rights are limited in the following ways:

3.1.4        You can end this license for specific content by deleting such content from the Services, or generally by closing your account, except (a) to the extent you shared it with others as part of the Services and they copied, re-shared it or stored it and (b) for the reasonable time it takes to remove from backup and other systems. Any content you have shared within Ugenie may remain on the platform and be used within the license except where you have deleted such content.

3.1.5        We will get your consent if we want to give third parties the right to publish your content or posts beyond the Services. However, other Members and/or Visitors may access and share your content and information, for which we cannot be held responsible.

3.1.6        While we may edit and make formatting changes to your content (such as correcting spelling mistakes, translating it, editing to reduce the length of long passages, modifying the size, layout or file type or removing metadata), we will not modify the meaning of your expression.

3.1.7        Because you own your content and information and we only have non-exclusive rights to it, you may choose to make it available to others, including under the terms of a Creative Commons license.

3.1.8        You agree that we may access, store and use any information that you provide in accordance with the terms of the Privacy Policy and your choices (including settings).

3.1.9        By submitting suggestions or other feedback regarding the Services to Collabor8, you agree that Collabor8 can (but does not have to) use and share such feedback for any purpose without compensation to you.

3.1.10      You agree to only provide content or information that does not violate the law nor anyone’s rights (including intellectual property rights). You also agree that your profile information will be truthful. Collabor8 may be required by law to remove certain information or content in certain countries.

3.2 Service Availability

3.1.1        We may change, suspend or end any Service, or change and modify prices prospectively at our discretion. To the extent allowed under law, these changes may be effective upon notice provided to you.

3.1.2        We may change or discontinue any of our Services. We don’t promise to store or keep showing any information and content that you, we, or any other party, has posted.

3.1.3        Collabor8 is not a storage service. You agree that we have no obligation to store, maintain or provide you a copy of any content or information that you or others provide, except to the extent required by applicable law and as noted in our Privacy Policy.

3.1.4        Collabor8 will attempt to ensure continuity of its Services at all times, however we cannot be held responsible for interruptions where these are outside of our control. Server downtime, hacking, force majeure and other crises may interrupt our Services and we will endeavour to repair any issues promptly. We will have no obligation to compensate you for any periods of temporary disruption to our Services in these situations.

3.3 Other Content, Sites and Apps

3.3.1        Your use of others’ content and information posted on our Services, is at your own risk.

3.3.2        Others may offer their own products, advice and services through Collabor8, and we aren’t responsible for those third-party activities.

3.3.3        By using the Services, you may encounter content or information that might be inaccurate, incomplete, delayed, misleading, illegal, offensive or otherwise harmful. Collabor8 generally does not review content provided by our Members or others. You agree that we are not responsible for others’ (including other Members’) content or information. We cannot always prevent this misuse of our Services, 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 such content

3.3.4        You are responsible for deciding if you want to access or use third party apps or sites that link from our Services. If you allow a third-party app or site to authenticate you or connect with your Collabor8 account, that app or site can access information on Collabor8 related to you and your connections. Third party apps and sites have their own legal terms and privacy policies, and you may be giving others permission to use your information in ways we would not. Except to the limited extent it may be required by applicable law, Collabor8 is not responsible for these other sites and apps – use these at your own risk. Please see our Privacy Policy.

3.4 Limits

3.4.1        We have the right to limit how you connect and interact on our Services.

3.4.2        Collabor8 reserves the right to limit your use of any of the Services. Collabor8 reserves the right to restrict, suspend, or terminate your account if Collabor8 believes that you may be in breach of this Contract or law or are misusing the Services (e.g. violating our Code of Conduct).

3.5 Intellectual Property Rights

3.5.1        We’re providing you notice about our intellectual property rights. Collabor8 reserves all its intellectual property rights in the Services. Using the Services does not give you any ownership of our Services or the content or information made available through our Services. Trademarks and logos used in connection with the Services are the trademarks of their respective owners. You may not use any of our logo variations or the name “Collabor8 – People in Business” nor the logos of other Collabor8 branded subgroups, products or services including Acceler8 or Incub8 or The Directors Lounge without express written permission.

4. Disclaimer and Limit of Liability

4.1 No Warranty

4.1.1        This is our disclaimer of legal liability for the quality, safety, or reliability of our Services.

TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED UNDER LAW, COLLABOR8 AND ITS AFFILIATES (AND THOSE THAT COLLABOR8 WORKS WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) (A) DISCLAIM ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS (E.G. WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY OF DATA, AND NONINFRINGEMENT); (B) DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICES WILL FUNCTION WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR ERRORS, AND (C) PROVIDE THE SERVICE (INCLUDING CONTENT AND INFORMATION) ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.

SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW CERTAIN DISCLAIMERS, SO SOME OR ALL OF THESE DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

4.2           Exclusion of Liability

4.2.1        While we use reasonable endeavours to verify the accuracy of any information we place on the Website, we make no warranties, whether express or implied, in relation to its accuracy. The Website is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis, without any representation or endorsement made and we make no warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, in relation to the Website, or any transaction that may be conducted on or through the Website including but not limited to, implied warranties of non-infringement, compatibility, security, accuracy, conditions of completeness, or any implied warranty arising from the course of dealing or usage or trade.

4.2.2        We make no warranty that the Website will meet your requirements or will be uninterrupted, timely or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Website, or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or bugs or represents the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the Website. We will not be responsible or liable to you for any loss of content or material uploaded or transmitted through the Website.

4.2.3        To the fullest extent permissible under applicable law, we disclaim any and all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, in relation to the Products and Services. This does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer, nor does it affect your Contract Cancellation Rights.

4.2.4        We will not be liable, in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), pre-contract or other representations (other than fraudulent or negligent misrepresentations) or otherwise out of or in connection with the Conditions for:

·         any economic losses (including without limitation loss of revenues, profits, contracts, business or anticipated savings); or

·         any loss of goodwill or reputation; or

·         any special or indirect losses suffered or incurred by that party arising out of or in connection with the provisions of any matter under the Terms of Service.

5. Termination

5.1.        Both you and Collabor8 may terminate your free Membership at any time. Collabor8 reserves the right to terminate access to Services immediately where it deems this to be appropriate. You may resign from Collabor8 at any time in writing to: Collabor8 – People in Business CIC, Unit 12, Winnall Valley Road, Winchester, SO23 0LD; or email members@collabor8here.co.uk. Please note that only written resignations can be accepted. Subscriptions are non-refundable.

5.1.        Collabor8 reserves the right to terminate subscription payments in the event of a Member being in breach of our Terms and Conditions including our Code of Conduct. Corporate Memberships shall renew annually and notice to cancel must be given prior to their next payment due date. If notice of cancellation is not received, the membership shall auto-renew for a further twelve-month period as standard. No refunds are payable. Members will be required to email members@collabor8here.co.uk with their cancellation notice and will lose the right to access or use the Services the day before their next payment due date, or sooner should the Member request this. The following shall survive termination:

·         Our rights to use and disclose your content and feedback;

·         Members and/or Visitors’ rights to further re-share content and information you shared through the Service where applicable.

·         Sections 4, 6 and 7 of this Contract;

·         Any amounts owed by either party prior to termination remain owed after termination.

6. Dispute Resolution

6.1           These Terms and Conditions of Use shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of England, and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

6.2.          If a member feels aggrieved due to the alleged actions of another member during the course of their mutual use of our Services, they are encouraged to raise this respectfully with the member concerned and keep a record of any correspondence that arises as a consequence as well as any screenshots that may be relevant, if appropriate. We will not intervene in any cases where the concerns have arisen outside of the use of our Services, except where this is in breach of our Code of Conduct.

6.3           In the event that the grievance escalates, and the members feel unable to resolve this personally, they should report it to us by email: members@collabor8here.co.uk

6.4           Where a member of the Collabor8 Leadership Team at HQ is made aware that the conduct of any member is in breach of our Terms and Conditions, including our Code of Conduct, we will always try to resolve this informally, however on occasions that require it in our opinion, we reserve the right to remove the offending Member from The Collabor8 Hub.

7. General Terms

7.1.1        Here are some important details about how to read the Contract.

If a court with authority over this Contract finds any part of it not enforceable, you and us 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 us 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. This Contract (including additional terms that may be provided by us when you engage with a feature of the Services) is the only agreement between us regarding the Services and supersedes all prior agreements for the Services.

7.1.2        If we don't act to enforce a breach of this Contract, that does not mean that Collabor8 has waived its right to enforce this Contract. You may not assign or transfer this Contract (or your membership or use of Services) to anyone without our consent. However, you agree that Collabor8 may assign this Contract to its affiliates or a party that buys it without your consent. There are no third-party beneficiaries to this Contract.

7.1.3        We reserve the right to change the terms of this Contract and will provide you notice if we do and we agree that changes cannot be retroactive. If you don't agree to these changes, you must stop using the Services.

7.1.4        You agree that the only way to provide us legal notice is at the addresses provided in Section 10.

 

8. Use of the Services

8.1           You will not;

a. Develop, support or use software, devices, scripts, robots, or any other means or processes (including crawlers, browser plugins and add-ons, or any other technology or manual work) to scrape the Services or otherwise copy profiles and other data from the Services;

b. Bypass or circumvent any access controls or Service use limits (such as caps on keyword searches);

c. Copy, use, disclose or distribute any information obtained from the Services, whether directly or through third parties (such as search engines), without the consent of Collabor8;

d. Solicit email addresses or other personal information from Members you don’t know, without authorization.

e. Use, disclose or distribute any data obtained in violation of this policy;

f. Disclose information that you do not have the consent to disclose (such as confidential information of others);

g. Violate the intellectual property rights of others, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights. For example, do not copy or distribute (except through the available sharing functionality) the posts or other content of others without their permission, which they may give by posting under a Creative Commons license;

h. Violate the intellectual property or other rights of Collabor8, including, without limitation, (i) copying or distributing our learning videos or other materials or (ii) copying or distributing our technology, unless it is released under open source licenses; (iii) using the word “Collabor8 – People in Business CIC” or our logos in any business name, email, or URL except with our written consent and then as provided in the Brand Guidelines; (iv) creating any social media profiles or groups that may in any way mislead others to believe that we have created such profiles or groups;

i. Post anything that contains software viruses, worms, or any other harmful code;

j. Manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or post transmitted through the Services;

k. Create profiles or provide content that promotes escort services, prostitution or any illegal activity;

l. Create or operate a pyramid scheme, fraud or other similar practice;

m. Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for the Services or any related technology that is not open source;

n. Imply or state that you are affiliated with or endorsed by Collabor8 without our express consent (e.g., representing yourself as a Collabor8 leader, trainer or representative);

o. Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell/re-sell access to the Services or related data;

p. Sell, sponsor, or otherwise monetise any of our Services without Collabor8’s consent;

q. Deep-link to our Services for any purpose other than to promote your profile, a Group, or a Sponsor’s content on our Services, without Collabor8’s consent;

r. Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on our Service; Remove, cover or obscure any advertisement included on the Services; Use bots or other automated methods to access the Services, add or download contacts, send or redirect messages; Monitor the Services’ availability, performance or functionality for any competitive purpose;

s. Engage in “framing,” “mirroring,” or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Services;

t. Overlaying or otherwise modifying the Services or their appearance;

u. Access the Services except through the interfaces expressly provided by Collabor8, such as its mobile applications, Ugenie mobile application, Collabor8here.co.uk and slideshare.net;

v. Use a Service for tasks that it is not intended for;

w. Override any security feature of the Services;

x. Interfere with the operation of, or place an unreasonable load on, the Services (e.g., spam, denial of service attack, viruses, gaming algorithms); and/or Violate the Professional Community Guidelines or any additional terms concerning a specific Service that are provided when you sign up for or start using such Service.

8.2 Collabor8 Code of Conduct (aka Acceptable Use and Professional Community Guidelines)

The following applies to Members in addition to users of our website and other Services.

8.2.1        Kindness, care and compassion

Members shall look to demonstrate kindness through their interactions with one another, and be careful to support and build one another up. Members will not be aggressive towards one another or harass any other Member. They agree not to post deceitful, inaccurate, defamatory, obscene, shocking, hateful, threatening or otherwise inappropriate content or air personal grievances or disputes while using our Services.

Members agree to be understanding of one another’s differences, including the right to have a different opinion and enjoy freedom of speech, and to be compassionate towards others who may need their support. We seek to protect those in our community and as such Collabor8 will not tolerate malicious or rude behaviour within our membership.

8.2.2        Integrity – Members agree that they will behave honestly and openly

Members shall provide accurate information to Collabor8 and keep it updated, using their real name on their profile and an image that is their true likeness on The Collabor8 Hub if they choose to be present within our community. They must not create a false identity or create a profile for anyone other than themselves as an individual. They will not misrepresent their identity (e.g. by using a pseudonym), their current or previous positions, qualifications or affiliations with a person or entity; The occasional creation of clearly fictional profiles by Collabor8 or with its express permission in connection with a promotional campaign does not waive this obligation. At Collabor8 we try to always keep our Members informed of what we’re doing and to be transparent in how we run the organisation.

8.2.3        Respect the Privacy of others

Members should not disclose anything that is shared by another Member while using our Services, to anyone not present or party to the discussion, except with the relevant Member’s permission. This excludes situations where it would be unlawful to fail to disclose something that has been shared e.g. intention to commit a crime or disclosure that a crime has been committed.

8.2.4        Generosity of Spirit

We ask our Members to look for ways to build others up and support them as individuals.

As a social, learning, growth and support-focused community, Members join us because they love our ethos of supporting one another to grow as people in business. This means we expect Members to help one another as human beings, and avoid the temptation to behave as a corporate entity and carry out business using our Services. For example it is not appropriate to use our Services for prospecting purposes. Sponsorships are available on a first-come, first-served basis, for those who may wish to engage in promotional activities.

We encourage networking in the sense of building relationships with other business owners to see what may come of it, but our Services should not be used for the purposes of fishing for leads, or trying to sell or promote goods or services to other members using our online platforms. You are welcome to introduce yourself when you first join, but after that Members should not be advertising their services.

The sharing of any relevant content is welcome provided this does not breach any of our Terms and Conditions, including this Code of Conduct. Content from Members own blogs shouldn’t be shared as this is considered to be a marketing activity. As a general guide, posts should not contain links, be shares from your business social media profiles, your own corporate materials or be focused on promoting your work. The right to promote is reserved exclusively for our Sponsors. Members have profiles within The Collabor8 Hub that they can refer people to if interested in knowing more. Promotional content is not allowed within our community beyond this. Content and posts that we perceive as being marketing based or designed to serve as part of a sales funnel will be removed. Please note that the sharing of affiliate links by Members is not permitted.

If Members should come across something that they perceive to be helpful, interesting, entertaining or useful, we encourage them to share it with the community.

Members are expected to be able to decide for themselves whether their content is of a nature that is self-promotional and designed to elicit sales and enquiries, and understand that our HQ Team shall utilise their judgement as to what is considered to be unacceptable content and may remove this without notice. Those who repeatedly break our rules and post inappropriate content may be removed from our Hub without warning.

8.2.5        Collaboration over competition

We are a community for people rather than businesses, so we encourage Members to avoid viewing other people in the community as competitors and see them as human beings instead. We encourage Members to look for ways that they can share best practice, ideas, resources etc. which can be beneficial to all concerned.

8.2.6        Integrity

Members must comply with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, privacy laws, intellectual property laws, anti-spam laws, export control laws, tax laws, and regulatory requirements. We won’t tolerate unlawful or unprofessional conduct in connection with our Services, including being dishonest, abusive or discriminatory. You must not use or attempt to use another's account; Harass, abuse or harm another person; Post or send any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising to other members.

 

9. Complaints Regarding Content

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. We require that information posted by Members be accurate and not in violation of the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties. We provide a policy and process for complaints concerning content posted by our Members.

 

10. How To Contact Us

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