Terms and Conditions
1. Use of the Net-Portfolio.co.uk Site
Net-Portfolio.co.uk is provided for your use subject to these Terms and Conditions. By using the Net-Portfolio.co.uk site you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
Please note that Net-Portfolio.co.uk has created certain areas of the site that may contain adult or mature content such as artistic nude style work etc. You must be at least 18 years of age to access and view such areas.
We may update these Terms and Conditions from time to time and any changes will be notified to you via the e-mail address provided by you on registration or via a suitable announcement on the Net-Portfolio site. The changes will apply to the use of the Net-Portfolio after we have given notice. If you do not wish to accept the new Terms and Conditions you should not continue to use the Net-Portfolio site. If you continue to use the Net-Portfolio site after the date on which the change comes into effect, your use of the Net-Portfolio site indicates your agreement to be bound by the new Terms and Conditions.
You must ensure that the details provided by you on registration or at any time and correct and complete.
4. Password and Security
When you register at Net-Portfolio.co.uk you will be asked to create a password. You must keep this password confidential and must not disclose it or share it with anyone. You will be responsible for all activities that occur or are submitted under your password. If you know or suspect that someone else knows your password you should notify us by contacting us immediately.
If Net-Portfolio has reason to believe that there is likely to be a breach of security or misuse of the Net-Portfolio.co.uk site, we may require you to change your password or we may suspend your account in accordance with paragraph 9 below.
5. Excluded Services
The services provided by the Net-Portfolio.co.uk site do not include the provision of computer or other necessary equipment to access the Net-Portfolio.co.uk site. To use the Net-Portfolio.co.uk site you will require Internet connectivity and appropriate telecommunication links. We shall not be liable for any telephone or other costs that you may incur.
The content of the Net-Portfolio site is protected by copyright, trademarks, database and other intellectual property rights. You may retrieve and display the content of the Net-Portfolio site on a computer screen, store such content in electronic form on disk (but not any server or other storage device connected to a network) or print one copy of such content for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you keep intact all and any copyright and proprietary notices. You may not otherwise reproduce, modify, copy or distribute or use for commercial purposes any of the materials or content on the Net-Portfolio site without written permission from Net-Portfolio.co.uk.
No licence is granted to you in these Terms and Conditions to use any trade mark of Net-Portfolio.co.uk.
You may not use the Net-Portfolio site for any of the following purposes:
· Disseminating any unlawful, harassing, libellous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material
· Transmitting material that encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offence, results in civil liability or otherwise breaches any relevant laws, regulations or code of practice.
· Gaining unauthorised access to other computer systems
· Interfering with any other person’s use or enjoyment of the Net-Portfolio.co.uk site
· Breaching any laws concerning the use of public telecommunications networks
· Making, transmitting or storing electronic copies of materials protected by copyright without permission of the owner.
Net-Portfolio.co.uk reserves the right to refuse to post material on the Net-Portfolio site or to remove material already posted on the Net-Portfolio.co.uk site.
8. Availability of the Net-Portfolio.co.uk site
Although Net-Portfolio aims to offer you the best service possible, Net-Portfolio.co.uk makes no promise that the services at the Net-Portfolio site will meet your requirements. Net-Portfolio cannot guarantee that the service will be fault free. If a fault occurs in the service you should report it to us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will attempt to correct the fault as soon as we reasonably can.
Your access to the Net-portfolio.co.uk site may be occasionally restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance or the introduction of new facilities or services. Net-Portfolio.co.uk will attempt to restore the service a soon as it reasonably can.
9. Net-Portfolio.co.uk’s right to suspend or cancel your registration
Net-Portfolio.co.uk may suspend or cancel your registration immediately at our reasonable discretion or if you breach any of your obligations under these Terms and Conditions.
You can cancel this agreement at any time by emailing us at email@example.com. If you do so, you must stop using the Net-Portfolio.co.uk site.
Paragraphs 6 and 7 of these Terms and Conditions shall survive cancellation.
10. Net-Portfolio.co.uk’s Liability
The Net-Portfolio.co.uk site is provided by Net-Portfolio without any warranties or guarantees. You must bear the risks associated with the use of the Internet.
The Net-Portfolio site provides content from other Internet sites or resources and while Net-Portfolio.co.uk tries to ensure that the material included on the Net-Portfolio site is correct, reputable and of high quality, it cannot accept responsibility if this is not the case. Net-Portfolio.co.uk will not be responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information or for any technical problems you may experience with the Net-Portfolio.co.uk site. If Net-Portfolio.co.uk is informed of any inaccuracies in the material on the site we will attempt to correct the inaccuracies as soon as we reasonably can.
In particular, we disclaim all liabilities in connection with the following:
· Incompatibility of the Net-Portfolio.co.uk site with any of your equipment, software of telecommunications links
· Technical problems including errors or interruptions of the Net-Portfolio.co.uk site
· Unsuitability, unreliability or inaccuracy of the Net-Portfolio.co.uk site
· Inadequacy of the Net-Portfolio.co.uk site to meet your requirements.
To the full extent allowed by applicable law, you agree that we will not be liable to you/or any third party for any consequential or incidental damages (including but not limited to loss of revenue, loss of profits, loss of anticipated savings, wasted expenditure, loss of privacy and loss of data) or any other indirect, special or punitive damages whatsoever that arise out of or are related to the Net-Portfolio.co.uk site.
11. Third Party Websites
As a convenience to Net-Portfolio.co.uk users and customers, the Net-Portfolio.co.uk site may include links to other web sites or material which are beyond its control. Net-Portfolio.co.uk is not responsible for content on the Internet or World Wide Web pages outside the Net-Portfolio.co.uk site.
12. Advertising and Sponsorship
Part of the Net-Portfolio.co.uk site may contain advertising and sponsorship. Advertisers and Sponsers are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on the Net-Portfolio.co.uk site complies with relevant laws and codes. We will not be responsible for any error or inaccuracy in advertising and sponsorship material.
13. Applicable Law
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and any disputes will be decided by the English courts.
14. International Use
Net-Portfolio.co.uk makes no promise that materials on the Net-Portfolio.co.uk site are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United Kingdom, and accessing the Net-Portfolio.co.uk site from territories where its contents are illegal or unlawful is prohibited. If you choose to access this site from locations outside the United Kingdom, you do so on your own initiative and responsible for compliance with local laws.
15. Use of Community Sites
Net-Portfolio.co.uk allows users to interact with each other via message boards, and other user forums. We advise you not to post or in any way reveal any of your personal details on the community sites (for example, your address or bank information.
You may not use the Community Sites for any of the following purposes:
· disseminating any unlawful, harassing, libellous, defamatory, racially offensive, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material;
· transmitting material that encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offence, results in civil liability or otherwise breaches any relevant laws, regulations or code of practice;
· transmitting material containing any form of advertising or promotion for goods and services, junk mail, chain letters or "spam";
· gaining unauthorised access to other computer systems;
· interfering with any other person's use or enjoyment of the Community Sites;
· making or transmitting or storing electronic copies of materials protected by copyright without the permission of the owner;
· impersonating another person;
· referring to specific website addresses outside of Net-Portfolio.co.uk; or
16. Net-Portfolio.co.uk does not control the content placed on the Community Sites. However, Net-Portfolio reserves the right to refuse to post material, to remove material posted on the Community Sites and to contact you in the event that there are concerns about the content you have added to a Community Site. Net-Portfolio may review or edit the content of the Community Sites. Therefore, if you have concerns about any of the content of the Community Site you should contact us by selecting the “report abuse” button. The relevant content may be removed from the Community Sites. If we believe that any material placed on the Community Sites by you is unlawful we may contact the relevant authority.
Net-Portfolio.co.uk makes no representations as to the validity of any opinion, advice, information or statement displayed on the message boards by third parties. You are solely responsible for the content of your messages posted on the message boards and the views expressed by individuals do not represent the views of Net-Portfolio.co.uk.
You will be responsible for:
· any claim by any third party that the use of the Community Sites by you is defamatory, offensive or abusive, or of an obscene or pornographic nature, or is illegal or constitutes a breach of any applicable law, regulation or code of practice;
· any claim by any third party that the use of the Community Sites by you infringes that third party's copyright or other intellectual property rights of whatever nature;
· any fines or penalties imposed by any regulatory, advertising or trading body or authority in connection with the use of the Community Sites by you.
You will be responsible for our losses and costs resulting from your breach of these Community Sites terms and conditions.
17. Competitions and Prizes
These rules apply to all prize promotions including free draws, prize competitions and instant win offers.
17.1. From time to time Net-Portfolio.co.uk will run competitions, free prize draws and promotions on this website. These may be subject to additional terms that will be made available at the time.
17.2. Promotions are open to UK residents aged 18 and over.
17.3. Prizes are non-transferable, non-negotiable and no cash alternatives will be offered unless stated in the individual competition rules.
17.4. Net-Portfolio.co.uk and the promoter reserve the right to substitute the prize for another prize of equal value.
17.5. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter the competitions unless otherwise stated on the promotional activity with a specific competition.
17.8. It is assumed that by entering competitions which, if won, could result in time off work, your employer is in agreement to time off. When dates are specified they can not be altered.
17.9. Winners notified shall have five (5) business working days to respond in full to the email or another winner will be drawn.
17.10. By entering the promotion, the winner(s) consent to any publicity generated as a result of the promotion, and use on websites, or any advertising campaign.
17.11. Prize draws are open to all residents of the UK, except employees of Net-Portfolio.co.uk, the promoter and their immediate families, the promoters advertising agency and sales promotion consultancy, and anyone else connected with the creation and administration of the promotion.
17.12. The Sites' Editors' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
17.13 Only one entry per person. Spammers will be disqualified.
17.14. Net-Portfolio.co.uk will not accept responsibility for lost through technical fault, incomplete, illegible or other damaged entries. Proof of entry is not automatically proof of receipt.
17.15. The promotional draws are held by Net-Portfolio.co.uk or the promoter, as stated.
17.16. Details of the winner(s) can be obtained by sending a SAE to Net-Portfolio within 21 days of the closing date of the competition. Please email us if you wish to do this. Details provided are the winners full name and locality (not full address or contact details). By entering the competition, you agree to this information being given out upon request.
17.18. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
18 Payment Terms
18.1 The terms and conditions below govern the sale of services from Net-Portfolio ("the Company") to you ("the Customer"). The Terms and Conditions above will also apply to premium (paying) members.
19 Main Terms
19.1 The price payable for the service/subscription levels is set out on the web site and at the time the Customer places their order with us.
19.2 In the case of a change of price, the Company will always contact the Customer first to ensure that the price is acceptable.
20 Tax Charges
20.1 All prices shown are in pounds sterling and exclude VAT. (UK sales tax @ 17.5%)
21 Subscription Terms and Conditions
21.1 We reserve the right to refuse a subscription which we may judge as unfit due to content or otherwise. This includes, but is not limited by, a profile containing adult oriented material such as pornography, profiles which promote hatred towards persons belonging to any ethnic group, religion or sexual orientation and profiles which infringe copyright or are contrary to UK laws.
21.1b Members are not permitted to promote or advertise in any way activities that involve sexual contact between photographers and models as part of shoots (often termed "gonzo" or "point of view"). In addition Members are also not permitted to promote or advertise for work that includes sexual contact between male and female; whether clothed or un-clothed. Members who engage in these styles of work or activities, through the forums or the internal messaging system, will have their memberships cancelled. .
21.2 The acceptance of a subscription shall be deemed as a contractual agreement between the client and Net-Portfolio. A subscription paid for via Pay Pal will set up an automatic renewal, this is displayed in the Pay Pal terms before you accept payment. This automatic yearly subscription can be cancelled at any time through your pay pal interface or by emailing us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org . For those that pay via other means such as cheque, bank wire transfer, postal order etc no automatic renewal is created.
21.3 All material, both text and images, supplied by the customer and used in the construction of the customer's portfolio, will remain the customer's property. All such material will be assumed to be the property of the customer and free to use without fear of breach of copyright laws.
21.4 The copyright for all material provided by Net-Portfolio, such as HTML code, graphics, photographs and text, will remain the property of Net-Portfolio.
21.5 If at any point a customer wishes to cancel their subscription, they may do so but will not be refunded. The customer’s account will remain at the level purchased until the end of the subscription date, and then unless another subscription is purchased, will become a free bronze level account.
21.6 If the customer wishes to have their account removed and is on a paid membership level, the subscription shall be cancelled and following the terms above shall not be refunded.
21.7 Memberships paid via delayed payment types such as ‘paypal echeque’ may be held at the companys discretion until the funds have cleared. At which time the subscription level shall be activated.
21.8 If a member breaches any of the sites Terms and Conditions including the Site Rules which leads to account suspension or banning and the member holds a premium level membership the paid membership will not be refunded.
22 Subscription Upgrades
22.1 In the event of a member upgrading the current subscription level, if premium, will be refunded to account for the time remaining unused on that subscription. This will start from the end of the current month regardless of the point in the month that the upgrade took place. For example if you upgrade on the 15th September and this level expires in December, you would be refunded for October to December at the current levels rate divided across the months cost. The new level will then be charged at the normal rate for the annual level. This refund will not be given until payment for the new level has cleared.