The Connectdirector Web Portal - advertising networks & match making community portal
Professional networking on the Connectdirector "all in one" premium online portal offering business networking & social networking, contacts, matching, online content, (web) advertising & (business support) services. An unique multi-language web portal concept with a global exposure and a national focus on both rich high quality online content and dynamic database generated listings for matching personal interest, business interests and social interests and needs. We at Connectdirector advertising networks and community portal are an match making authority in guiding and reducing barriers by direct linking business and social interests and needs interests on the principles of joint result, integrity, compliance and excellence.
B2B Media Services / Connectdirector.com, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), June 2008
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Acceptance of Advertising Terms & Conditions
- Advertisements Acceptance
- Right to Refuse Publication
- Positioning of Advertisements
- Accuracy and Errors
- Contract period
- Providing and Possible Changes in Advertisement Materials
- Storing of Advertisement Material
- Non Exclusive
- Misuse of Connectdirector.com
Prices / Rates
- Order Prices
- Price Adjustments
- Payment Upfront
- Payment Acceptance
- Liable for Payment
- General Advertiser's Warranties
- Declined Liability Connectdirector.com
Rights in Materials
- Use and Reproduce
- Returning Supplied Materials
- Loosed and Damaged Materials
- All Rights Reserved Marking
- Order Confirmation
- Decline Publishing Arguments
- Delayed Published Advertisements
- Declined Advertisements
- Service Level Website
Limitation of Liability
- General Statement
- Maximized Compensation
- Personal Harm
- Unable to Fulfil Publishing
- Payment Failure
- Advertiser Right To Cancel
- Connectdirector.com's Right To Cancel
- Cancellations Refunds
- Authorized Password Access
General Remarks Law and Duty
- No Reason for Delay
- Invalid, Unlawful or Unenforceable Conditions
- Prevail and other Additional Conditions
- Force Majeure
- Duty to Inform Connectdirector.com
- Law and Forum
In these Conditions the following words shall have the following meanings:
- "Connectdirector.com " refers to all portal website owned by Connectdirector.com
- " Connectdirector.com" refers to Connectdirector.com (Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce registration 33291973)
- "Advertiser" means the party placing an order with Connectdirector.com for an Advertisement and includes the Advertiser's advertising agency or media buyer
- "Advertisement" means the form of an PAID advertising which the Advertiser wishes Connectdirector.com. to publish on a Connectdirector.com website or newsletter
- "These Conditions" means these terms and conditions
- "Website" means any website owned by and named connectdirector.com
- "Item" means any object or set of objects or services which the Advertiser wishes to advertise on the website or newsletter
- "Services" means the provision of an advertisement on any website owned by and named connectdirector.com
- "Euros" means the lawful currency of the Member States of the European Union that adopt the single currency in accordance with the relevant European Union Treaties
- "US Dollar" means the lawful currency of the United States of America
Acceptance of Advertising Terms and Conditions
All orders submitted by Advertisers will be deemed to be an offer to purchase the Services subject to these Conditions. By submitting an order for an Advertisement the Advertiser agrees to be bound by these Conditions and no contract between Connectdirector.com and the Advertiser will come into effect until Connectdirector.com has issued an order confirmation or a proforma invoice whichever is the earlier. Connectdirector.com will not be bound by any conditions printed or appearing on order blanks or copy instructions stipulated on any order form or elsewhere by the Advertiser.
All Advertisements are subject to Connectdirector.com's approval before publication and must comply with Connectdirector.com's technical standards and other specification requirements as specified from time to time. Connectdirector.com reserves the right to make any alteration to an Advertisement it considers necessary or desirable so as to
(a) comply with Connectdirector.com's technical standards or other specification requirements;
(b) comply with the legal obligations placed on Connectdirector.com or the Advertiser in any jurisdiction, or
(c) avoid infringing a third party's rights like an code of advertising practice or any other code of practices which may apply to the Advertisement in any jurisdiction.
Right to Refuse Publication
Connectdirector.com shall have the right to refuse publication of any Advertisement that is linked to a website that contains inappropriate or offensive content. Positioning of Advertisements
The positioning of an Advertisement within the Website or on any webpage or newsletter is at the sole discretion of Connectdirector.com unless Connectdirector.com has accepted the Advertiser's request for a specific position. The advertisement will be displayed without rotation on connectdirector.com as specified on the order page.
Accuracy and Errors
All Advertisements published by Connectdirector.com are published in good faith. The Advertiser shall have the responsibility for checking the accuracy of its Advertisement and must notify Connectdirector.com of any errors immediately the error occurs. Connectdirector.com shall not be liable for any error or repetition of an error in an advertisement if not notified to it by the Advertiser in accordance with this condition.
The contract period for the Services will be the period notified to the Advertiser in Connectdirector.com's confirmation of order. Subject to acceptance by Connectdirector.com, the Advertiser may renew any contract period on written request and upon payment of the applicable charges at Connectdirector.com's then current rate.
Providing and Possible Changes in Advertisement Materials
Although most internet advertisements can be published immediately we formal insist that all advertising materials must be received by Connectdirector.com not less than 21 clear days prior to the publication date. Changes to artwork or copy must be received by Connectdirector.com at least 21 clear days in advance of the change date requested by the Advertiser. In most instances, changes to the advertisement will not be made unless agreed upon prior to purchase. Connectdirector.com will consider changes to advertisements on a case by case basis and make only those it deems necessary to fulfil this agreement (for example, a change to the advertiser's website url). Failure to grant requested changes does not constitute a breach of this agreement.
Storing of Advertisement Material
Connectdirector.com shall have no responsibility for forwarding to the Advertiser any enquiries or responses which Connectdirector.com may receive in relation to any Advertisements. However, Connectdirector.com will use all reasonable efforts to forward any it receives as soon as possible after it receives them. Having regard to the fact Connectdirector.com has no responsibility for these matters, Advertiser acknowledges and agrees that Connectdirector.com shall not be liable for any loss, damages or expenses of any nature incurred or suffered by an Advertiser through any delay or failure by Connectdirector.com to forward any enquiries or responses.
The advertiser should be aware that the service is not exclusive to them and that Connectdirector.com may offer the same service to companies that may be in direct competition with it's own.
Misuse of Connectdirector.com
If Advertiser will misuse our site here or in any other publications, forums, blogs and reviews to make false reports or accusations to Connectdirector.com Services, Connectdirector.com will immediately cancel all Advertisements without any refund.
PRICES / RATES
The price charged by Connectdirector.com for the Advertisement shall be the rate in effect at the time the order for the Advertisement is received by Connectdirector.com. Additional VAT will be recharge on top of our net prices
Subject to Order Prices, Connectdirector.com reserves the right to change its rates at any time. Price changes will be published in a revised Advertisers - Terms and conditions, and Advertisers shall be deemed to have notice of all changes when published.
Unless otherwise agreed in writing by Connectdirector.com, payment must be received in full (in cash or cleared funds) upfront before the Advertisement is published.
Unless otherwise agreed in writing by Connectdirector.com, Connectdirector.com will only accept payment by one of the following methods:
(a) Credit Card - through Connetdirector.com Payment Service Provider
(b) PayPal - another Payment Service Provider
(c) Bank Transfer - The paying party should contact Connectdirector.com for its banking details if it wishes to pay by bank transfer (see contact details on Connectdirector.com's confirmation of order).
(d) Cheques - Cheques will only be accepted if drawn on a International Bank and agreed by Connectdirector.com. Cheques should be made payable to "B2B Media Services / Connectdirector.com".
Connectdirector.com will charge Advertiser extra costs for payment by bank transfer and cheques.
Payment may be made in Euros or in US Dollars. National Currency will only be accepted if agreed by Connectdirector.com at the time Connectdirector.com issues its confirmation of order to the Advertiser.
Liable for Payment
Connectdirector.com shall have the right to hold an advertiser and its agency and/or agent jointly and severally liable for any sums due and payable in relation to an Advertisement.
General Advertiser's Warranties
The Advertiser warrants to Connectdirector.com that:
(a) all information provided by the Advertiser in connection with the Advertisement is accurate, complete and true;
(b) all advertising copy submitted to Connectdirector.com is legal, decent, honest and truthful;
(c) any visual representations (whether photographs, illustrations or digital images) of any Item supplied by the Advertiser to Connectdirector.com for the Advertisement are true accurate and complete representations of that item;
(d) unless the Advertiser advises Connectdirector.com in writing to the contrary at the time the Advertisement is submitted to Connectdirector.com, there are no copyright or other legal restrictions relating to the reproduction or publication of the Advertisement or on Connectdirector.com's rights to reproduce any visual representations supplied by the Advertiser;
(e) the provision of the Services by Connectdirector.com or the reproduction and/or publication of the Advertisement will not contravene or breach any arrangements between the Advertiser and any third party and will not infringe or violate any copyright, trademark or any other personal or proprietary right of any third party or make Connectdirector.com liable to any proceedings whatsoever;
(f) if the materials supplied by the Advertiser for the Advertisement includes the name or pictorial representation (photographic or otherwise) of any living person and/or any part of a living person or anything by which any living person can be identified the Advertiser has obtained the authority of such living person to make use of such name or representation;
(g) the Advertisement complies with the requirements of all relevant legislation for the time being in force or applicable in The Netherlands and in the jurisdiction where the Advertiser has its principal place of business and/or is registered; and
(h) the Advertiser contracts with Connectdirector.com hereunder as principal notwithstanding that the Advertiser may be acting directly or indirectly for a third party.
Declined Liability Connectdirector.com
The Advertiser indemnifies Connectdirector.com, its officers, employees and agents against any loss, damages, costs or expenses resulting from any breach of any of the Advertisers Warranties as mention in this section.
RIGHTS IN MATERIALS
Use and Reproduce
The Advertiser grants Connectdirector.com a licence to use and reproduce for the purpose of the Advertisement any written materials, photographs, illustrations, digital images or other material (the "Materials") provided to Connectdirector.com by or on behalf of the Advertiser.
Connectdirector.com will own the copyright in all Materials created or produced by or for Connectdirector.com relating to an Advertisement whether or not published by Connectdirector.com.
Returning Supplied Materials
Connectdirector.com will not return any Materials supplied to it by or on behalf of an Advertiser unless otherwise agreed by Connectdirector.com in writing.
Loosed and Damaged Materials
Whilst Connectdirector.com will endeavour to take reasonable care of all Materials belonging to the Advertiser, Connectdirector.com shall not be liable for any loss or damage to any materials supplied to it by an Advertiser.
All Rights Reserved Marking
Except for materials produced by the Advertiser, (as between Connectdirector.com and the Advertiser) all design, text, graphics and all software compilations and underlying source codes relating to the Website belong to Connectdirector.com or its licensors and have to be marked with . ALL RIGHTS RESERVED followed by Connectdirector.com or name of licensors.
Subject to these Conditions, Connectdirector.com shall publish the Advertisement in accordance with Connectdirector.com's order confirmation to the Advertiser.
Decline Publishing Arguments
Connectdirector.com has the right at its discretion to decline to publish or to omit or suspend any Advertisement at any time, subject to the provisions set out in these Advertisement Terms and Conditions.
Except where the Advertiser is in breach of or in non-compliance with these Conditions and except where conditions ‘Compensation' or ‘Unable to Fulfil Publishing' apply, if Connectdirector.com declines to publish or permanently omits to publish any Advertisement, then in addition to the Advertiser's right to cancel as provided mentioned in these Advertisement Terms and Conditions, Connectdirector.com shall be liable to refund the Advertiser an amount equal to one and a half times the price paid for the Advertisement and Connectdirector.com shall have no further liability to the Advertiser for any other amounts or sums of whatever nature in connection with the Services.
Delayed Published Advertisements
If Connectdirector.com suspends an Advertisement for reasons which are not due to the Advertiser's fault or breach of these Conditions (and other than under condition ‘Service Level Website' and ‘Compensation'), then the Advertiser shall be entitled to have the contract period extended to cover the time during which the Advertisement was suspended and Connectdirector.com shall have no further liability to the Advertiser.
If Connectdirector.com declines to publish any Advertisement or suspends or omits to publish because the Advertiser is in breach of these Conditions or the Materials provided by the Advertiser do not comply with Connectdirector.com's technical standards or specification requirements, without prejudice to Connectdirector.com's rights to claim compensation for any loss, damages, costs or expenses that it incurs or suffers, Connectdirector.com may cancel the Advertisement at its discretion and shall be entitled to retain
(a) a prorata amount of the sum paid by the Advertiser if the Advertisement has been published or
(b) if the Advertisement has not been published a sum equal to 20% of the total cost invoiced to the Advertiser in order to cover Connectdirector.com's administrative costs, together with an amount sufficient to cover the actual cost to Connectdirector.com of any third party goods or services that Connectdirector.com obtained in connection with the Advertisement in question.
Service Level Website
Having regard to the various factors outside of Connectdirector.com's control, such as the performance of the ISP (Internet Service Provider) and the telecommunications systems which may affect the availability of the Website and also considering that the Website may also be unavailable for maintenance and upgrades to be carried out, Connectdirector.com cannot guarantee that the Advertisement will be accessible on an uninterrupted basis and only commits to ensuring the availability of the Website for 98% of the time in any given month.
If the availability of the Website falls below the 98% service level mentioned in condition above, subject also to the Advertiser's right to cancel the Advertisement, the Advertiser shall be entitled to be paid by way of liquidated damages an amount equal to one and a half times the price paid to Connectdirector.com pro rata to the number of days which the Website fell below the 98% level in any given month.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Connectdirector.com shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused to or suffered by an Advertiser arising in connection with the Services except as and to the extent expressly provided for in these Conditions.
Connectdirector.com's liability under these Conditions shall not extend to
(a) any indirect or consequential costs or expenses suffered by the Advertiser including (but not limited to) loss of anticipated profits, goodwill reputation, business receipts or contracts or losses and expenses resulting from third party claims or
(b) any economic losses arising from the commission of any tort.
Subject all compensation, Connectdirector.com's maximum liability to the Advertiser in connection with the Services however arising including Connectdirector.com liability for negligence and all other torts shall be limited to an amount equal to one and half times the price paid by the Advertiser to Connectdirector.com.
Nothing in these Conditions shall exclude or restrict any liability of Connectdirector.com for death or personal injury caused by negligence or for fraudulent misrepresentation.
Unable to Fulfil Publishing
If Connectdirector.com is unable to keep the ability and/or the capacity for the contract period, then Connectdirector.com shall have the right to cancel the advertisement on immediate written notice and the Advertiser shall be entitled to a refund of any sums paid by it to Connectdirector.com for Services that would otherwise have been provided by Connectdirector.com after the cancellation date and Connectdirector.com shall have no further liability to the Advertiser of whatever nature.
Without prejudice to Connectdirector.com's rights to claim damages and expenses and/or to recover any sums due from the Advertiser, Connectdirector.com may immediately cancel the Advertisement if the Advertiser should fail to pay any sums due to Connectdirector.com on their due date.
Advertiser Right To Cancel
The Advertiser may cancel the Advertisement upon written notice
(a) if Connectdirector.com fails to provide the Services under the circumstances described in ‘Service Level Website' in any two consecutive months or
(b) if Connectdirector.com declines to publish or permanently omits to publish an Advertisement under the circumstances described in ‘Refund'
Connectdirector.com's Right To Cancel
Connectdirector.com shall be entitled to cancel an Advertisement with written notice to the Advertiser under the circumstances described in ‘Declined Advertisements' or any other argument as stated in any term of these Conditions.
Ads that are scheduled for specific time periods (banner ads and paid listings) may be cancelled and refunded if the cancellation is requested at least 14 days before the scheduled time. No refund shall be granted after the ad has been displayed.
Authorized Password Access
In the event that Connectdirector.com agrees to allocate to the Advertiser a password for accessing any of its advertisements, the password may be altered by Connectdirector.com from time to time upon reasonable notice being given to the Advertiser. While Connectdirector.com agrees to use all reasonable efforts to keep any such password confidential, Connectdirector.com accepts no responsibility or liability in respect of any loss or damage which may be suffered by the Advertiser and arising through the use of the password by any unauthorised party.
GENERAL REMARKS LAW AND DUTY
No Reason for Delay
No delay or forbearance on the part of either Connectdirector.com or the Advertiser in enforcing any term of these Conditions shall be or be deemed to be a waiver of their respective rights.
Invalid, Unlawful or Unenforceable Conditions
In the event that any provisions of these Conditions shall be determined by invalid, unlawful or unenforceable, such condition or provision shall be severed from the remaining conditions or provisions which shall continue to be valid.
Prevail and other Additional Conditions
In the event of any conflict between these Conditions and either any other arrangements between Connectdirector.com and the Advertiser relating to the Services or any matter set out in Connectdirector.com's Rate Card, the terms set out in these Conditions shall prevail. No addition to or modification of any provision of these Conditions shall be binding on the parties unless made in writing signed by the authorised representatives of both Connectdirector.com and the Advertiser.
These Conditions may be varied or replaced by Connectdirector.com in their entirety from time to time. Copies of the revised or new terms will be posted on the Website and Advertisers will be deemed to have notice of any revised or new terms upon publication. Connectdirector.com encourage the Advertiser to review the terms and conditions each time it purchases advertising.
Neither Connectdirector.com nor the Advertiser shall be liable for any delay in performing or failure to perform any of its obligations (other than a payment obligation) under these Conditions due to any matter constituting force majeure including without limitation outbreak of war, any government act, political interference, explosion, accident, riot, industrial dispute or any matter reasonably outside their control.
Duty to Inform Connectdirector.com
The Advertiser shall not be entitled to assign or otherwise transfer any of its rights or obligations under these Conditions whether in whole or in part without the prior written consent of Connectdirector.com.
Law and Forum
Advertisements and the Connectdirector.com sites (excluding third party linked sites) is controlled by B2B Media Services / Connectdirector.com from its offices at Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It can be access from all countries around the world to the extent permitted by site. As each of these places has laws that may differ from The Netherlands, by accessing this site, both Advertiser and B2B Media Services / Connectdirector.com agree that the statues and laws of the Netherlands shall apply to any actions or claims arising out of or in relation to this Agreement or your use of this site, without regard to conflicts of laws principles thereof. Advertiser and B2B Media Services / Connectdirector.com also agree and hereby submit to the filing of any claim only in the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and any legal proceedings shall be conducted in the Dutch Language. B2B Media Services / Connectdirector.com makes no representation that materials on this site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. This Agreement shall not be governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the Sale of Goods.
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