Welcome, we are pleased to have you as members of Club Soda. We are new and still in our testing phase, so this expert members and perks part of the site is not well developed yet, but by becoming involved now you can help us shape this element of Club Soda. Feedback is welcome.
If you would like to be featured on the expert members page then email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Club Rules for Expert Members
Last modified: 13/10/2016; / Last reviewed: 13/10/2016
These are our informal Club Rules – the complete Terms and Conditions are listed below.
Requirements for becoming an expert member
To become an expert member, please send an email to email@example.com providing details of:
- The service you offer
- A copy of your standard terms and conditions.
- The discount or other benefit you would offer to our members
- Proof of your current insurance provision
- Details of your membership in your relevant professional body
- Copies of qualifications relating to the service you offer.
If any of these elements are not applicable for your area of expertise, please email us to discuss becoming an expert member.
In the event that you are accepted as an expert member you agree that you will be bound by our full terms and conditions for expert members, and that you will pay the required fees.
Requirements for becoming a perk provider
We want to offer great discounts and services to our members, and want to encourage providers of services to do this on joinclubsoda.co.uk.
To become a perk provider email firstname.lastname@example.org providing details of:
- Your service and URL of your website
- Any professional or umbrella bodies you are part of (where relevant)
- Proof of your current insurance provision (where relevant)
- Any affiliate offers you run for click-throughs to your service
- The discount or other benefit you would offer to our members.
In the event that you are accepted as a perk provider you agree that you will be bound by our full terms and conditions for expert members, and that you will pay the required fees.
Discounts for Club Soda members
As an expert member or perk provider you are required to offer your services to Club Soda members at a discount to your standard charges. You can charge guest members and others who may find you via our site your normal charge.
Offering services and advice within Club Soda rooms
Expert members can post thoughts and ideas and offer advice within the experts room of our website. Members will be encouraged to use this room to ask for help and advice.
If you are both a regular member and expert
If you are both a regular member of Club Soda and an expert member, we would ask you not to give advice or offer your services in the community-based rooms. If you get into a discussion about how you can support someone in your professional capacity, please ask them to start a thread in the expert room, or have a private conversation through the message facility instead. This is so that members can feel assured that the community rooms are for people who are sharing their personal journey.
Once a member becomes a client
In the event that you are instructed to provide services by any person through the Club Soda website or through communications with a person introduced to you through the Club Soda website or events arising from interactions on the Club Soda website, then the relationship between you and such individual shall be governed by your standard terms and conditions as supplied to Club Soda, and you must also supply a copy of your standard terms and conditions to the relevant individual prior to providing any services of any kind. Club Soda members are then covered by your terms and conditions and the normal client relationship.
We want to co-produce events with our experts, both online and offline. Therefore we ask that you only promote joint events on Club Soda, or where you are offering an event at a discount for Club Soda members.
Terms and Conditions for Expert Members and Perk Providers
Last modified: 13/10/2016; / Last reviewed: 13/10/2016
“Club Soda” means Club Soda Limited a limited liability company incorporated in England with company number 8962532 whose registered office is 30 Opus Studios, 214 Plaistow Road, London E13 0AQ, United Kingdom.
“Club Soda Website” means the website found at joinclubsoda.co.uk.
“Expert Member” means an expert or professional who has been approved in writing as such by Club Soda and who is prepared to offer certain advice and services through the Club Soda Website to Members.
“Perk Provider” means any provider of goods and/or services, other than an Expert Member, who has been approved in writing by Club Soda to offer goods and/or services at a discount to usual retail prices through the Club Soda Website.
“Terms” means the terms and conditions set out below.
“Website User” means a user of the Club Soda Website other than an Expert Member or Perk Provider in their capacity of Expert Member or Perk Provider.
1. The contract
1.1 These Terms constitute the contract between You and Club Soda. By agreeing in writing to be an Expert Member or a Perk Provider you agree to be bound by these Terms. Subscribing to the Club Soda Website, You are deemed to accept The Terms.
1.2 The Terms, together with any document referred to therein, contain the entire agreement between You and Club Soda.
1.3 Club Soda reserves the right, at its discretion, to make changes to any part of the Club Soda website Website and any other services it offers. Due to its policy of updating and improving the Club Soda website Website and other services, Club Soda may wish to change these Terms & Conditions from time to time and you agree to be bound by the Terms & Conditions which apply at the time of your use of the Club Soda website Website and any other Club Soda services.
2. Website Use
2.1 You accept that Club Soda is purely a directory of experts, services and offers, published for information to the public, and does not in any way constitute a reference, validation, or endorsement of You, the subscriber or your business.
2.2 In order to become an expert member of Club Soda, You must provide your up to date name, address, telephone number, email address, details of the service that you provide, evidence of training, qualifications, proof of professionalism, details of the services that you wish to provide and details of the discount that you propose to apply to such services, details of any professional bodies to which you may belong, proof of your current insurance coverage and a copy of your standard terms and conditions (“the Website Information”). By providing this Website Information, You are agreeing that it can be made available to the public via Club Soda, that it is up to date and correct, and that You will continue to monitor it and keep it up to date.
2.3 In order to become a perk provider, You must provide your up to date name, address, telephone number, email address, website URL, details of your service, details of any professional or umbrella bodies you are part of, proof of your current insurance provision, any affiliate offer you run for click-throughs to your service, the discount you will offer our members.
2.4 You agree the Website Information that You provide for inclusion on the Website will be accurate at the time it is given and will, amongst other things, include all accurate and relevant qualifications together with an indication of insurance cover, or alternatively details of membership with a professional body. Further, You agree that any qualifications You send to Club Soda for verification were not gained through a long distance learning course. If You are an organisation rather than an individual, the relevant information to be given will be the same nature of information as it relates to a member or members of that organisation.
2.5 You agree that you will maintain the Website Information and ensure that it is up to date at all times. Should there be any change in any of the Website Information, You agree that You will advise Club Soda of the change within 7 days of the change being effective. Further, you agree that You will advise Club Soda if any complaint is, or ever has been, made against You.
2.6 You agree that any testimonial You provide via email or post can be used on the Club Soda Website with Your name displayed against it and by providing such testimonial you warrant and represent to Club Soda that it is given by an independent third party in the last 12 months.
3.1 You agree that you will pay the Subscription Fees either in accordance with the current monthly or annual rate as set out on the Website at the time. Such Fees will be paid on your or before the due date (“the Due Date”) being the last date for payment as set out on the first invoice (“the Due Date”) invoice delivered to you within 30 days of your becoming an Expert Member of Perk provider (as appropriate) and monthly or annually thereafter depending upon whether the relevant Expert Member or Perk Provider has agreed to pay its Subscription Fees on a monthly or annual basis. Subscription Fees paid by credit/debit card will be debited automatically on each Due Date.
3.2 In the event that any Subscription Fees are not paid within 14 days of the Due Date, You agree to pay interest at a rate of 4% above the Bank of England base rate compounded monthly from Due Date until payment. You further agree that should any Monthly or Annual Subscription Fee remain outstanding for 30 days or more after the relevant Due Date then Club Soda has the right to terminate this contract with immediate effect and remove your name from the Club Soda Website. In such cases the full amount of the outstanding Subscription Fees shall remain due and owing and shall accrue interest in accordance with this clause.
3.3 You agree that Club Soda can change the Subscription Fees by giving you one month’s prior notice either directly or through the Club Soda Website and put the new ones on the Website with one calendar month’s written notice to You.
4. Cancellation & Refund Policy
4.1 Either party may terminate the Contract agreement between them on one calendar month’s written notice to the other. Any payment due to be made by You during that notice period will still be taken by Club Soda. This applies whether You are paying monthly or annually. For the avoidance of doubt any payment even if received after Notice is given, will be retained by Club Soda.
4.2 No refund of any monthly or annual subscriptions will be made despite cancellation pursuant to this clause.
4.3 Either party may terminate the agreement between them in the event of a material breach of these Terms by the other including, for the avoidance of doubt, failure of the Expert Member or Perk Provider to pay the Subscription Fees in accordance with clause 3.1. Termination may be made by Club Soda on immediate written notice in the event payment is not made within the time stipulated in clause 3.2.
4.4 No payment will be taken from your account until your entry appears on the Website. If your application is unsuccessful, You shall not be charged.
5. Further Information on the Website and Links
5.1 In addition to your Website Information and any other specific information, You are entitled to publish articles, advertise events, seminars or workshops, and publish information of promotions or special offers once registered on the Club Soda Website. Club Soda reserves the right to decide not to publish this information. You agree that the information will be accurate at the time it is given and should there be any change in any of the information, You agree that You will advise Club Soda of the change within 7 days of the change being effective.
5.2 Club Soda is not responsible for any content or information published, or Links to other website which may appear on the Website.
5.3 You expressly agree that you will not sell or trade in any materials on the Website or re-distribute these in any way or for any purpose including the compiling of any databases, lists or directories or providing commercial information to any third party or any commercial or other reason.
6. Rights of Club Soda to remove Website Information
6.1 In the event that Club Soda receives any complaint by a Website User as regards content on the Club Soda Website which has been provided by You, which, upon reasonable enquiries appears in Club Soda’s sole discretion to be genuine, Club Soda may refer the matter to You for your input, or may without reference to You, remove your Website Information.
6.2 In the event that Club Soda is notified that You have not updated and properly monitored the Website Information appropriately under these Terms, Club Soda may, in its sole discretion, remove your Website Information.
7. Interaction With Club Soda Website Users
7.1 The relationship between Expert Members and Perk Providers and those persons that acquire goods and services from them through the Club Soda Website either directly or indirectly shall be governed by the terms of the relevant Expert Member or Perk Provider as provided to Club Soda before the relevant Expert Member or Perk Providers engagement.
7.2 Each Expert Member and Perk Provider agrees to indemnify Club Soda and its employees, agents, contractors and advisers from any and all liabilities whatsoever (including reasonable legal and advisory fees) arising out of or in connection with such Expert Member or Perk Provider’s supply of goods and/or services pursuant to the Club Soda Website.
7.3 In providing goods and services to Website Users you agree to comply with your own terms and conditions and to at all times complete your contractual obligations thereunder in a professional and timely manner.
8. Limitation of liability
8.1 Club Soda expressly excludes all responsibility and liability for the accuracy or otherwise of the Website Information and shall have no liability whatsoever in the event that a Website User shall claim to be misinformed or suffer any loss or costs or hardship as a result of relying on acting upon the information provided by You and appearing on the Website.
8.2 Notwithstanding the generality of the above clause, Club Soda shall specifically not be responsible for the accuracy or otherwise of the Website Information, the updating of it or the content in any way. Which shall at all times remain Your liability.
8.3 Club Soda shall not be liable for any interruption or temporary or otherwise shutdown of the Website or any omissions, interruptions, suspension or deletion of any files or Website Information. Furthermore Club Soda shall not be liable in any way for any indirect or consequential loss resulting from the Website Information published on Club Soda.
8.4 Club Soda does not guarantee the security of any Website Information or any other information transmitted over the Internet pursuant to Your subscription.
9. Website Terms and Conditions
9.1 You acknowledge that Club Soda maintains its own Terms and Conditions on the Club Soda Website to be used by members of the public and all users of the Club Soda Website (Terms and Conditions – Members), including people specifically looking for services, counsellors or other professional people, or people merely browsing the Internet. By subscribing to the Club Website, you acknowledge that you have read these Terms and Conditions and agree to conduct yourself and your part of the Contract in a manner so as to allow those Terms and Conditions to be complied with at all times act in accordance with the Terms and Conditions – Members to the extent that the provisions set out therein might be applicable to You.
9.2 As noted in clause 1.3, Club Soda reserves the right, at its discretion, to make changes to any part of the website and any other services it offers. This may be for reasons including legal or administrative requirements, or to correct an inaccurate statement. We will endeavour to provide notice of the change to experts Expert Members and Perk Providers where we deem this necessary. We also encourage you to review these Terms periodically to check you understand the latest version.
9.3 These terms should be read in conjunction with the general Club Soda Members’ Terms and Conditions. In the event of a conflict the provisions of these Terms shall prevail.
10. General notes and communications
10.1 These Terms shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, English law and you and Club Soda irrevocably agree that the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with the same or the legal relationship established by them or any use of the Site or related products and services and including the construction of this relationship.
10.2 If any provision of these terms is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms, which shall remain in full force and effect.
10.3 Failure by either party to exercise any right or remedy under these terms does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy. Headings in these terms are for convenience only and will have no legal meaning or effect.
10.5 When using the Club Soda Website, you accept that communication with us will be mainly in electronic format. We will contact you by email or provide you with information by posting notices on our site. For contractual purposes, you agree to this electronic means of communication and you acknowledge that all contracts, notices, information and other communications that we provide to you electronically comply with any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. This condition does not affect your statutory rights.
10.6 All notices given by you to us, including any complaints that you might have about our site, must be given to Club Soda Limited at 30 Opus Studios, 214 Plaistow Road, London E13 0AQ, United Kingdom or by email to email@example.com. We may give notice to you at either the email, telephone number or postal address you provide to us when you become an account holder, or in any of the ways specified in the above paragraph.