Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions apply to your use of the website of The Inner Circle (desktop: www.theinnercircle.co | mobile: www.m.theinnercircle.co – hereafter the “Website”) and The 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 “The Inner Circle”).
- Terms: means these terms and conditions that apply to our Website, App, and all other services we provide.
Conflict and modifications
- We may change or amend these Terms: (i) if we alter the existing services we provide; (ii) if we add new services to the existing services we provide; or (iii) for security, regulatory or legal reasons. When we change the Terms in a significant way, we will post a notification on our Website along with the updated Terms. By continuously using our Website you accept the changed Terms. We will also notify amendments and modifications of the Terms via our App, and request you to accept the updated Terms before you can continue using the App.
- The Inner Circle is a dating platform with the purpose to connect inspiring ambitious single people around the globe. At the moment, our dating platform is particularly useful for the heterosexual community. An extension of our platform for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Transgender) community is under construction, which we hope to launch in the near future.
- 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 remove Your Account.
- If you are removed from our Website or App, you may not use our Website or App (again).
- 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 The 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 email@example.com
- We do not explain why an application remains on the waiting list or why an applicant is allowed as a member of The Inner Circle. The decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Membership is free. But if you want to use all features on The Inner Circle you need a Full Membership. To avoid any disruption, the Full Membership will be automatically extended. The trial subscription of 1 week will prolong into a 1 month subscription. Normal subscriptions will be extended with the same duration.
If you do not log in for a period longer then 6 months (unless your account is set to Hidden) - we may remove your account without a warning.
- 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 The 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 The 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 The 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 The Inner Circle.
Restrictions on information and content
- You will not post, transmit, communicate or share information or content via the Website or App, that:
- is intended to or tends to harass, annoy, threaten or intimidate any other user of the Website or App;
- is defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, offensive or sexually explicit;
- promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
- promotes or encourages illegal or unlawful activity or behaviour;
- contains chain letters, junk or spam email, advertising, promotional or commercial messages;
- contains an image of another person without permission of that person;
- contains an image of a person under 18 years of age;
- is misleading, false or impersonates any other person or entity.
- is intended to solicit another member's personal contact details or solicit communication with or on behalf of a person under 18 years; and
- which infringes any third party's (intellectual property) rights.
- You will immediately cease contacting any member who asks you to stop contacting them.
- You will not post, copy, modify, disclose or distribute via our Website or App:
- any confidential information; or
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 THE 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. THE 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 The 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.
- The 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.
- We have the right to refuse or prohibit events that are organized by members via the Website or App and if organized by using The Inner Circle trademark.
- We have the right to cancel events at any time.
- The Inner Circle events are not always for members only. To some events non-members may also attend.
- Summer Polo Festival is in collaboration with HPC, The London Polo Club. For this event the following additional terms apply specifically:
Polo can be a dangerous sport hence we would like to point out that any persons attending the Summer Polo Festival at Ham Polo Club (HPC) are present at their own risk and should ensure that they, their property – are kept at a safe distance from the field of play and from the pony lines and practice areas.
Both Circle Imperium BV and HPC 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 HPC, whatsoever or howsoever that injury, loss or damage is caused.
Intellectual Property Rights
- The 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 The Inner Circle.
Limitation of liability
- IN NO EVENT WILL THE 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 THE INNER CIRCLE.
- We will provide The 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 THE 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 THE INNER CIRCLE LIABLE FOR ANY INSTRUCTION, ADVICE, OR SERVICES DELIVERED THROUGH OUR WEBSITE OR APP. THE 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 THE 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, THE 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 THE INNER CIRCLE.
Third Party Disputes
- The 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 The 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.
- The 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.
The Inner Circle, the Website and App are exploited by:
Circle Imperium B.V.
Kleine Gartmantplantsoen 10
1017 RR Amsterdam
Chamber of Commerce (KvK): 60993448
VAT (BTW): NL 854155004B01