Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions apply to your use of the website of Inner Circle (desktop: www.theinnercircle.co | mobile: m.theinnercircle.co – hereafter the “Website”) and Inner Circle (mobile) application (iOS application / Android application/ Apple Watch application – hereafter the “App”), provided by Circle Imperium B.V. (hereafter "we" or "us" or “Inner Circle”).
- Terms: means these terms and conditions that apply to our Website, App, and all other services we provide.
- We reserve the right to modify or replace these Terms and Conditions at any time if we find this reasonably necessary and useful. When Inner Circle changes these Terms and Conditions in a significant way, Inner Circle will notify its members via e-mail or via a notification on the Website or App. By continuously using our Website or App you accept the changed Terms.
- Inner Circle is a dating platform with the purpose to connect inspiring ambitious single people around the globe to find love, in all its forms.
- The Website and App are meant for adult members to communicate with each other online and is not suitable for individuals under 18 years old. By using the Website or App, you confirm that you are at least 18 years old.
- If you have an unspent conviction, or are subject to any court order, relating to assault, violence, sexual misconduct or harassment you may not use the Website or App and we will be entitled to block and/or remove Your Account.
- If you are removed from our Website or App, you may not use our Website or App (again).
- When removed from our Website or App, you will not be refunded. You subscription will be stopped.
- Users that post objectionable content on the Website or App will be removed from the Website and App.
- We may change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the service at any time, including hours of operation or availability of the service or any feature, without notice or liability.
- If you want to use the Website or App, you first need to register. In order to register, we need your username and your email address. After registering, you can create a personal account (“Your Account”). When creating Your Account, we will at least need your picture. You are further invited to provide us with your first name, pictures of you, a description of yourself, your wishes regarding a partner and basic information about yourself (such as your age, height, place of residence).
- You agree to provide current, complete and accurate information when creating Your Account and when using the App and Website. You agree to keep Your Account updated.
- You will be provided with a password to access Your Account. You are solely responsible for the privacy of your password.
- The registration and creation of Your Account qualifies as an application. All applications will automatically end up on a waiting list.
- After an internal screening process, we decide whether the applicant will be allowed as a member of Inner Circle.
- Applications can be refused by us. We might not always approve an application immediately, this can take time. People on the waiting list will regularly be screened in order to be approved. When you want to be removed from our waiting list, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We do not explain why an application remains on the waiting list or why an applicant is allowed as a member of Inner Circle. The decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- Several types of data will be processed when you use our Website or App. Insofar as personal data are concerned, Inner Circle will only process these data as laid down in the Privacy Statement.
- We also record non-personal data. Inner Circle may use this data to monitor the service, for analysis purposes and to improve the Website or App.
A Full Membership subscription will automatically be extended with a successive renewal of the same duration. Discounted Full Memberships will offer a discount price upon the first payment and will then offer the standard full price for each renewal. Subscriptions can be managed under settings.
On iOS devices, Trial Full Memberships are 3 days for free and will then charge the standard full price, you can terminate the subscription at any time via the ‘My account’ page on the website or through your mobile device platform (e.g. iTunes).
You may cancel your subscription, without penalty or obligation, at any time prior to midnight of the third business day following the date you subscribed. If you subscribed using your Apple ID, refunds are handled by Apple, not Inner Circle. If you wish to request a refund, please visit https://getsupport.apple.com. If you subscribed using web you can get a refund mailing to email@example.com
Generally, all charges for purchases are nonrefundable, and there are no refunds for partially used periods. We may make an exception if a refund for a subscription offering is requested within fourteen days of the transaction date, or if the laws applicable in your jurisdiction provide for refunds.
Your information and content
- You are solely responsible for:
- the information and content you post, transmit or publish on, or share otherwise through the Website or App; and
- your interactions with other members of the Website or App; and
- your friend(s) who you invite through Inner Circle.
- Your Account is meant for personal use only and you may not create more than one account at any time. You may not authorize others to use your account, and you may not assign or otherwise transfer Your Account to any other person or entity. You are responsible for keeping your username and password confidential and acknowledge that Inner Circle is not responsible for third party access to Your Account that results from sharing, theft or misappropriation of your username and password. We strongly encourage you to choose a secure password that is hard to guess. Do not reveal your password to anyone. If you think your password has been compromised, please change it immediately via the ‘My Account’ page.
- Please be careful with disclosing information via Your Account. You may not publish any personal contact information on Your Account, such as your (post) address, email address, telephone number, instant messaging contact details or website URL. In addition, for your safety, you may not include personal contact information in messages to members who have not previously contacted you.
- Your safety and personal integrity is important to us. Your (chat) messages are strictly confidential. We do use filter software that notifies us of (chat) messages with inappropriate content (e.g. offensive or aggressive language, or unlawful use of our platform for advertisements or link-building. Also see the enumeration under the heading “Restrictions on information and content” in the below). After such notification we reserve the right to erase the content in question.
- After being approved as a member of Inner Circle, we will in principle not monitor the information or content you share via the Website or App. We do however reserve the right to use filter software. In case we are notified by this software of inappropriate content, or in case we are notified of this by other members, we reserve the right to block the content in question.
By submitting, providing, transmitting or otherwise sharing information and content via the Website or App, you grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license of any rights, including intellectual property rights, on such information and content, to (re)publish and otherwise use any such content in any format on the Website, App or in ads or other shielded areas that are only accessible by other members of Inner Circle.
Restrictions on information and content
1. You will not post, transmit, communicate or share information or content via the Website or App, that:
a. is intended to or tends to harass, annoy, threaten or intimidate any other user of the Website or App;
b. is defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, offensive or sexually explicit;
c. promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
d. promotes or encourages illegal or unlawful activity or behaviour;
e. contains chain letters, junk or spam email, advertising, promotional or commercial messages;
f. contains an image of another person without permission of that person;
g. contains an image of a person under 18 years of age;
h. is misleading, false or impersonates any other person or entity.
i. is intended to solicit another member's personal contact details or solicit communication with or on behalf of a person under 18 years; and
j. which infringes any third party's (intellectual property) rights.
1. You will immediately cease contacting any member who asks you to stop contacting them.
2. You will not post, copy, modify, disclose or distribute via our Website or App:
a. any confidential information; or
b.any other material which is subject to our or a third party's (intellectual property) rights, e.g. a picture of you taken by a professional photographer, without first obtaining our or the relevant third party's prior written consent.
1. You agree to compensate us for any claim or damages (including any legal fees in relation to such claim or damages) demanded by a third party in respect of any matter relating to or arising from any breach or suspected breach by you of these Terms or the rights of a third party.
2. We reserve the right to issue warnings, suspend access to Your Account or terminate Your Account, if we reasonably consider that you are in breach of these Terms.
Risks and precautions
- WE DO NOT CONDUCT (CRIMINAL) BACKGROUND CHECKS IN RELATION TO MEMBERS OF INNER CIRCLE.
- YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING ALL APPROPRIATE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE AND APP AND CONTACTING OTHER MEMBERS. YOU ACCEPT THAT THERE ARE RISKS INTERACTING ONLINE OR OFFLINE WITH OTHER MEMBERS, INCLUDING DATING AND MEETING OTHER MEMBERS.
- WE DO NOT GUARANTEE OR VERIFY THE ACCURACY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO YOU BY OTHER MEMBERS. INNER CIRCLE MAKES EVERY EFFORT TO KEEP THE INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE AND APP ACCURATE AND UP TO DATE, BUT WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE INFORMATION IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR CURRENT. NO RIGHTS CAN BE DERIVED FROM IT. ANY RELIANCE ON THE PROVIDED INFORMATION IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
- WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE OR APP WILL BE AVAILABLE UNINTERRUPTED AND IN A FULLY OPERATING CONDITION. ALL CONTENT AND SERVICES ON THE WEBSITE OR APP ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. ANY DECISIONS OR ACTIONS TAKEN BY YOU ON THE BASIS OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON OR VIA THE WEBSITE AND APP ARE AT YOUR SOLE DISCRETION AND RISK.
Reporting disputes and other issues
- Please report any behaviour you encounter which is in breach of these Terms via firstname.lastname@example.org, including any behaviour which may be harmful, threatening, harassing or unlawful behaviour.
- If you wish to report another member, you can inform us by selecting the appropriate option on their account.
- We are not obliged to become involved in any domestic or private disputes between members and do not provide any arbitration- or settlement-service.
- If you choose to invite someone to the Website or App through our ‘Invite friends’ feature, you may select a person directly from the contacts list on your device and send a text or email from your personal account. You understand and agree that you are responsible for any charges made against communications sent from your device. Because an invitation is coming directly from your personal account, social networks do not have access to or control over this communication.
- The Website and App may include links to third party websites and applications. You are responsible for evaluating whether you want to access or use them. We are not responsible for and do not endorse any features, content, advertising, products, or other materials on other websites or applications. You assume all risk and we disclaim all liability arising from your use of them.
- Your correspondence or business deals with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers or sweepstakes sponsors found on or through the Website or App (including payment and delivery of related goods or services, any personal information or opt-in contact information voluntarily given to advertisers and sweepstake sponsors, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings) are solely between you and such advertiser.
- You agree that Inner Circle will not in any way whatsoever be responsible or liable for any claim, loss or damage of any sort incurred, directly or indirectly, as the result of any such dealings.
- Inner Circle organizes events for its members. We have the right to refuse members to events for any reason (for example in case of dress-codes etc). The events are on a first come and served base. We do not refund for no-shows, or late arrivals of special guests in relation to any event.
- Purchased tickets will not be refunded by Circle Imperium BV. It is possible to re-sell your ticket in the app to another member. Circle Imperium BV will not accept responsibility or liability whatsoever for this process.
- We have the right to refuse or prohibit events that are organized by members via the Website or App and if organized by using Inner Circle trademark.
- We have the right to cancel events at any time.
- Inner Circle events are not always for members only. To some events non-members may also attend.
- Photographs taken at events organized by us may be used for promotional purposes. This may include photographs taken of members that attend our events.
- Both Circle Imperium BV and the venue/partner will not accept responsibility or liability whatsoever for any kind of injury, loss or damage suffered by any person to their property while present at an event, whatsoever or howsoever that injury, loss or damage is caused.
- Inner Circle suggests special offers to members for when they go on a date to an Inner Circle “Date Offers” listed venue.
- Listed venues have the right to refuse entry to members for any reason (Dress code, inappropriate behaviour, venue closed for a private event, etc).
- The Date Offer includes one complementary welcome drink per person, of selected drinks, at the discretion of the venue.
- For the date offer to be valid, the guests (couple) must purchase another drink or food item each during that same sitting, totalling to a minimal bill of £10. If no other items are purchased guests have to pay the standard menu price for the complementary welcome drink.
- The Date Offer can only be claimed one time per person and per venue.
- The couple must show the app open on the venue page and click CLAIM OFFER in front of the bartender or server.
- Both Circle Imperium BV and the venue will not accept responsibility or liability whatsoever for any kind of injury, loss or damage suffered by any person to their property while present at a venue, whatsoever or howsoever that injury, loss or damage is caused.
- Users can use the pay-per-use feature “Boost” by way of purchase (the “Boost Feature”), which temporarily boosts the visibility of the user Account on the platform. The Boost Feature becomes available after confirmation of payment and can be used after activation by the User.
- At its own discretion, Inner Circle may set conditions before Boost Feature becomes available for Users.
- Inner Circle determines the full effect and extent of the Boost Feature. This may, among other factors, include temporal and geographical limitations. Inner Circle may also limit the number of times or frequency the Boost Feature can be activated or purchased.
- Activating the Boost Feature may enhance the probability of matching other profiles. We do, however, not make any warranties (neither express nor implied) with respect to creating matches on the Website or App with use of the Boost Feature.
Intellectual Property Rights
- Inner Circle is the exclusive owner of all intellectual property rights (such as patents, patent applications, trademarks, trademark applications, service marks, trade names, copyrights, trade secrets, licenses, domain names, mask works, information, proprietary rights, processes copyrights and trademarks) that vest in the design and content of the Website, App and the underlying software and database.
- The Website and App are intended solely for your personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of the Website and App requires prior written permission of Inner Circle.
Limitation of liability
- IN NO EVENT WILL INNER CIRCLE AND ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES RELATING TO THE DECISION WHETHER OR NOT AN APPLICANT IS ALLOWED AS A MEMBER OF INNER CIRCLE.
- We will provide Inner Circle service to you with reasonable skill and care. We do not make any warranties or representations (neither express nor implied) with respect to the Website, App or the associated services.
- IN NO EVENT WILL INNER CIRCLE AND ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, AND/OR INCIDENTAL, ARISING OUT OF, OR RELATING TO, THE CONDUCT OF YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF SERVICES, INCLUDING (BUT NOT LIMITED TO) BODILY INJURY, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOST PROFITS, TRADE SECRET MISAPPROPRIATION, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT, AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM COMMUNICATIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER MEMBERS OR PERSONS YOU MEET THROUGH OUR WEBSITE OR APP, OR RESULTING FROM ANY OTHER SERVICE WE PROVIDE.
- YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY AGREE NOT TO HOLD INNER CIRCLE LIABLE FOR ANY INSTRUCTION, ADVICE, OR SERVICES DELIVERED THROUGH OUR WEBSITE OR APP. INNER CIRCLE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY DAMAGE, SUITS, CLAIMS, AND/OR CONTROVERSIES THAT ARISE OR RELATE IN ANY WAY TO OUR WEBSITE OR APP.
- YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT INNER CIRCLE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM:
A) THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE OR APP;
B) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH, FROM, OR AS A RESULT OF THE WEBSITE OR APP;
C) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA;
D) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY USER OR THIRD PARTY ON THE WEBSITE OR APP;
E) YOUR RELIANCE ON CONTENT DATA MADE AVAILABLE BY US; OR
F) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE WEBSITE OR APP.
- Nothing in these Terms shall exclude or limit our liability for our fraudulent misrepresentation or for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or the negligence of our employees or agents.
- TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE BY LAW, INNER CIRCLE’S MAXIMUM LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE OR APP OR YOUR USE OF OUR CONTENT, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, OR OTHERWISE), WILL NOT EXCEED THE GREATER OF THE FEES YOU HAVE PAID TO INNER CIRCLE.
Third Party Disputes
- 1. Inner Circle is not affiliated with any service provider, or third party service, and any dispute you may have with any service provider, third party service or other third party, including, without limitation, any other user of the service, is directly between you and such third party, and you irrevocably release Inner Circle from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
- Inner Circle can be acquired for a part or in whole by another company. This will be done without (written) notice.
- If you breach these Terms and we take no action against you, we will still be entitled to use our rights and remedies in any other situation where you breach these Terms.
- If any part of these Terms is disallowed or found to be void by any court or regulator, the other provisions shall continue to apply. We will adjust these Terms as necessary, in which case the invalid terms will be replaced by valid terms that differ the least from the concerned invalid terms.
- These Terms are not intended to give rights to anyone except you and us.
- These Terms are governed by Dutch law and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the court of Amsterdam.
Inner Circle, the Website and App are exploited by:
Circle Imperium B.V. trading under the name Inner Circle
Prins Hendrikkade 164-C
1011 TB Amsterdam
Chamber of Commerce (KvK): 60993448
VAT (BTW): NL854155004B01