Terms of Service
Effective as of September 7, 2023.
Please read these Terms of Service carefully before using our services, as they affect your legal rights and obligations, including, but not limited to, waivers of rights, limitations of liability, and your indemnity to us.
The following Terms of Service constitute a legally binding contract (the “Agreement”) that governs the use of the Proprietary News & Networking Services (hereinafter referred to as “Membership Services”) provided by AI Industry Ecosystem Association CIC, a legal entity duly incorporated under the laws of the UK, with company number: 15121950, whose registered principal place of business is 7 Bell Yard, London, England, WC2A 2JR (“AI Industry Ecosystem Association”, “we”, “our”), and any natural person or business entity executing this Agreement (“User”, “you”, “your”).
The Membership Services are offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and on the website, under the link: https://www.ai-ecosystem.org/ai-professional-club.
This Agreement is effective as of the date the User clicks the button “Accepted and Agreed To” (hereinafter referred to as the “Effective Date”). Your continuous use of the Membership Services constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to be bound by this Agreement. If you do not agree to this Agreement, please do not use the Membership Services.
EACH PARTY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT HAS READ THIS AGREEMENT, UNDERSTANDS IT, AND AGREES TO BE BOUND BY ITS TERMS. BY CLICKING THE BUTTON “ACCEPTED AND AGREED TO”, THE USER AGREES TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE.
1. Access and eligibility
1.1. Membership Services are available to individuals who are 18 years of age or older, have registered via the form on the website page: https://www.ai-ecosystem.org/ai-professional-club, by truthfully filling out all required personal information and become Users.
1.2. To get access to our Membership Services, you will need to provide us with the following data: your name, email address, phone number, company you represent (if any), and your position in that company.
1.3. We may change, modify, suspend, or discontinue the Membership Services, the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and/or introduce fees and/or paid memberships at our own discretion at any time. AI Industry Ecosystem Association may also impose limits on certain features or restrict your access to parts or all of the Membership Services without notice or liability.
2. Membership Services
2.1. We provide Users with the Membership Services on a free-of-charge basis during a Term of the Agreement stipulated in Clause 9.1. of the Agreement.
2.2. Scope of Membership Services. After you become a User, you will get access to the private Slack channel (“Channel”) and the following features:
proprietary news and updates (“Content”) which will help you stay informed with the latest industry news and updates, handpicked by our team of experts;
community platform with ability to communicate, which will help connect you with like-minded professionals through dedicated private channels within our collaborative community platform; and
exclusive access to additional engagement tools which may enhance your networking experience with private access to our suite of cutting-edge engagement tools, and/or
any other features offered on the website.
We may, from time to time, change the features we offer and their descriptions. You are advised to visit the website to familiarise yourself with the most up-to-date features and their descriptions.
2.3. AI Industry Ecosystem Association, at its own discretion, may introduce fees and/or paid membership, offer multiple plans of paid membership, and reserve the right to modify, terminate, or otherwise amend features included in any plans of paid membership at any time. We may also offer special promotional plans, memberships, or services, including offerings of third-party products and services, in conjunction with or through the Membership Services. We are not responsible for the products and services provided by such third parties.
2.4. AI Industry Ecosystem Association may create content such as our research findings, articles, insights, etc. (“AI Industry Ecosystem Association Content”) and post it via the Channel. We grant you limited, non-exclusive, revocable permission to make personal use of the content marked or specified as AI Industry Ecosystem Association Content.
2.5. AI Industry Ecosystem Association reserves the right at our sole discretion to: (a) request that you immediately remove any misused AI Industry Ecosystem Association Content; (b) limit, suspend, or terminate your account; (c) take technical and legal steps to keep you off the Channel; and (d) charge you for any damages and losses arising out of such unauthorised use.
2.6. If AI Industry Ecosystem Association or another affiliated entity introduces paid membership or fees, it may take the form of a non profit organisation where you would need to pay a membership fee in order to receive Membership Services.
2.7. In the event that AI Industry Ecosystem Association decides to introduce paid membership or fees, Users will be notified at least 10 (ten) calendar days before the paid membership or fees is implemented.
2.8. If you decide not to subscribe to a paid membership or pay fees, we will cease providing Membership Services to you, and you will lose access to the Channel or any other Membership Services. In such a case, the Agreement will be terminated on the day when the paid membership or fees are introduced.
3. Use of Membership Services
3.1. The Channel provides a community platform for the discussion and sharing of comments, ideas, and other information in which you may post or upload content, comments, videos, photos, messages, and other materials and items (collectively “User Content”).
3.2. By submitting any User Content or participating in the community platform in the Channel, you agree to abide by the following rules of conduct (“Code of Conduct”):
3.2.1. You agree not to upload, post, or otherwise transmit any User Content that:
a) violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others (including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights), including any statements which may defame, harass, stalk or threaten others;
b) you know to be false, misleading or inaccurate;
c) contains blatant expressions of bigotry, racism, racially or ethnically offensive content, hate speech, abusiveness, vulgarity or profanity;
d) contains or advocates pornography or sexually explicit content, paedophilia, incest, bestiality, or anything else obscene or lewd;
e) violates any law, advocates or provides instruction on dangerous, illegal, or predatory acts, or discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them;
f) advocates violent behaviour;
g) poses a reasonable threat to personal or public safety;
h) contains violent images of killing or physical abuse that appear to have been captured solely, or principally, for exploitive, prurient, or gratuitous purposes;
i) is protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity, or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of such copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity, or other proprietary right. The burden of determining that any User Content is not protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity, or other proprietary rights rests with you. You shall be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, rights of publicity, or other proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission. Any person determined by AI Industry Ecosystem Association, in its sole discretion, to have violated the intellectual property or other rights of others shall be barred from submitting or posting any further material on the Channel; or
j) contains any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional materials with respect to products or services, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation.
3.2.2. You agree not to engage in activity that would constitute a criminal offence or give rise to a civil liability.
3.2.3. You agree that, if necessary, you have the consent of each and every identifiable natural person in any submission to use such a person's name or likeness in the manner contemplated by the Channel.
3.2.4. You agree not to impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, AI Industry Ecosystem Association or any AI Industry Ecosystem Association’ employee, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity.
3.2.5 You agree not to represent or suggest, directly or indirectly, AI Industry Ecosystem Association’ endorsement of User Content.
3.2.6. You agree not to interfere with any other user’s right to privacy, including by harvesting or collecting personally-identifiable information about the Channel users or posting private information about a third party.
3.2.7. You agree not to upload, post or otherwise transmit any User Content, software or other materials which contain a virus or other harmful or disruptive component.
3.3. You are solely responsible for keeping your account password secure so that no third parties apart from you have access, use and utilise the Membership Services. You must notify AI Industry Ecosystem Association immediately of any breach of security or unauthorised use of your account.
3.4. Any violation of the Code of Conduct is a breach of this Agreement. You will not be refunded for the current subscription period, but you will not be charged after the current subscription period has ended.
3.5. AI Industry Ecosystem Association reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to remove or edit User Content by you and to terminate membership for any reason.
3.6. AI Industry Ecosystem Association does not vouch for the accuracy or credibility of any User Content and does not take any responsibility or assume any liability for any actions you may take as a result of reading User Content posted on the Channel. Through your use of the community platform, you may be exposed to content that you find offensive, objectionable, harmful, inaccurate, or deceptive. There may also be risks associated with dealing with underage persons, people acting under false pretences, international trade issues, and foreign nationals. By using the Channel and its community platform, you assume all associated risks.
3.7. We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor User Content posted or uploaded to the Channel to determine compliance with these Terms of Service and any operating rules established by AI Industry Ecosystem Association and to satisfy any law, regulation, or authorised government request. Although AI Industry Ecosystem Association has no obligation to monitor, screen, edit, or remove any of the User Content posted or uploaded to the Channel, AI Industry Ecosystem Association reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to screen, edit, refuse to post, or remove without notice any User Content posted or uploaded to the Channel at any time and for any reason, and you are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any User Content posted to the Channel at your sole cost and expense. In addition, AI Industry Ecosystem Association may share personally identifiable information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request, where we believe it is necessary, or as otherwise required or permitted by law.
3.8. The decision by AI Industry Ecosystem Association to monitor and/or modify User Content does not constitute, nor shall it be deemed to constitute, any responsibility or liability in any manner on the part of AI Industry Ecosystem Association in connection with or arising from your use of the Channel and its community platform.
3.9. By submitting User Content to the Channel, you automatically grant AI Industry Ecosystem Association the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license, but not the obligation, to use, publish, reproduce, modify, adapt, edit, translate, create derivative works from, incorporate into other works, distribute, sub-license and otherwise exploit such User Content (in whole or in part) worldwide in any form, media, or technology now known or hereafter developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such User Content, without payment to you or to any third parties. You represent and warrant to AI Industry Ecosystem Association that you have the full legal right, power, and authority to grant to AI Industry Ecosystem Association the license provided for herein, that you own or control the complete exhibition and other rights to the User Content you submitted for the purposes contemplated in this license, and that neither the User Content nor the exercise of the rights granted herein shall violate these Terms of Service, or infringe upon any rights, including the right of privacy or right of publicity, constitute a libel or slander against, or violate any common law or any other right of, or cause injury to, any person or entity. You further grant AI Industry Ecosystem Association the right, but not the obligation, to pursue at law any person or entity that violates your or AI Industry Ecosystem Association’ rights in the User Content by a breach of these Terms of Service.
3.10. If it is determined that you retain moral rights (including rights of attribution or integrity) in the User Content, you hereby declare that (a) you do not require that any personally identifying information be used in connection with the User Content, or any derivative works of or upgrades or updates thereto; (b) you have no objection to the publication, use, modification, deletion and exploitation of the User Content by AI Industry Ecosystem Association or its licensees, successors and assigns; (c) you forever waive and agree not to claim or assert any entitlement to any and all moral rights of an author in any of the User Content; and (d) you forever release AI Industry Ecosystem Association, and its licensees, successors and assigns, from any claims that you could otherwise assert against AI Industry Ecosystem Association by virtue of any such moral rights. You also permit any other user to access, view, store or reproduce the User Content for that user’s personal use.
4. Third Party Content
4.1. In some instances, AI Industry Ecosystem Association may act as a distributor of user- and third-party-supplied content rather than a publisher or creator. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers or users of the Channel, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of AI Industry Ecosystem Association. Neither AI Industry Ecosystem Association nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content, nor its merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose.
4.2. In many instances, the content available through the Channel represents the opinions and judgments of the respective user or information provider not under contract with AI Industry Ecosystem Association. AI Industry Ecosystem Association neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on the Channel or any news posted on the Channel by any third party. Under no circumstances will AI Industry Ecosystem Association be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage caused by your use or reliance on information obtained through the Channel. AI Industry Ecosystem Association is not responsible for any actions or inaction on your part based on the information that is presented on the Channel. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content available through the Channel. Please seek the advice of professionals, as appropriate, regarding the evaluation of any specific information, opinion, advice or other content.
5. Advertisements and Promotions
5.1. AI Industry Ecosystem Association may run its own advertisements and promotions or advertisements and promotions from third parties on the Channel. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers other than AI Industry Ecosystem Association, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party.
5.2. AI Industry Ecosystem Association is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of third-party advertisers on the Channel.
6. Limitations of Liability
6.1. You understand that our Membership Services are provided “AS IS” with all faults and without any kind of warranty (express or implied). To the fullest extent permitted by law, we are expressly disclaiming any and all warranties or conditions of non-infringement, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose, as well as any warranties or conditions implied by a course of performance, course of dealing, or usage of trade, with respect to our Membership Services. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties or conditions, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
6.2. You understand and agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party for any loss of profits, use, goodwill, or data, or for any incidental, indirect, special, consequential, or exemplary damages, however they arise.
6.3. You agree to use the Membership Services solely at your own risk, and understand that we do not guarantee the results of using the Membership Services will meet your expectations. You are responsible for your use of the service. If you harm someone else or get into a dispute with someone else, we will not be involved.
7. Release and Indemnification
7.1. To the fullest extent permitted by law you release us from any and all claims and demands, as well as any and all damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, costs, reasonable attorneys' fees, and other expenses incurred or suffered by AI Industry Ecosystem Association of every kind and nature, known and unknown, relating to or arising out of any right, claim, or matter (a) which is disclaimed by AI Industry Ecosystem Association (or for which AI Industry Ecosystem Association provides no guarantees) under this Agreement, or (b) for which AI Industry Ecosystem Association is otherwise indemnified or released by you under this Agreement.
7.2. To the fullest extent permitted by law you will defend, indemnify, and hold AI Industry Ecosystem Association harmless from any claim or demand made by any third party, as well as any and all damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, costs, reasonable attorneys' fees, and other expenses of every kind and nature, known and unknown, incurred or suffered by AI Industry Ecosystem Association, relating to or arising out of (a) your breach of this Agreement, (b) your use (or misuse) of Membership Services, or (c) your violation of any law or the rights of a third party. We reserve the right to handle our legal defense however we see fit, even if you are indemnifying us, in which case you agree to cooperate with us so we can execute our strategy.
8. Governing Law and Dispute Resolution
8.1. This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Excluding its body of law controlling conflicts of laws.
8.2. Any legal action or proceeding arising under this Agreement will be brought exclusively in the courts of England and Wales, with jurisdiction and venue therein.
9.1. Term. The term of this Agreement will commence on the Effective Date and continue for 30 (thirty) calendar days. Thereafter, the Term will renew for successive 30 (thirty) calendar days, unless either Party refuses such renewal by written notice 3 or more calendar days before the renewal date.
9.2. Neither party will be liable for failure or delay in performance to the extent caused by circumstances beyond its reasonable control, including acts of God, natural disasters, terrorism, riots, or war.
9.3. This Agreement does not create any agency, partnership, or joint venture between the parties.
9.4. If any part of this Agreement is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the rest of the Agreement will remain in effect.
9.5. This Agreement does not confer any benefits on any third party unless it expressly states that it does.
9.6. Membership Services, Channel, and/or website may be provided by a third party to whom AI Industry Ecosystem Association may assign the relevant rights.
If you have any questions about this Agreement, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org