THEWONK.EU's user agreement

Welcome, and thanks for using thewonk.eu! When you use our products and services, you're agreeing to our terms, so please take a few minutes to read over the User Agreement below.
Note: You are entering into a legally binding agreement.

1. Introduction

We are an online platform for political analysts and public affairs professionals to share and discover policy reports and insights, both in Brussels and across the EU.

1.1. Purpose

Our mission is to make it easier to share and discover reports and insights from EU political analysts and public affairs professionals. Our platform offers a single go to point for our members to publish their own insights and read the insights of others. Our services are designed to promote our members' ability to reach new audiences, exchange ideas, and, for those who choose to sell analysis on our platform, reduce the transactional costs for our members in earning an income for their work.

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When you use our Services, you are entering into a legal agreement and you agree to all of these terms.

You also agree to our Privacy Policy, which covers how we collect, use, share, and store your personal information.

1.2. Agreement

You agree that by clicking "Sign Up" or similar, registering, accessing or using our services, you are entering into a legally binding agreement (even if you are using our Services on behalf of a company) with THEWONK.EU LTD, registered in the United Kingdom.

This "Agreement" includes this User Agreement and the Privacy Policy, and other terms that will be displayed to you at the time you first use certain features (such as "Upload Report," "Download Report" or purchasing a report), as may be amended by THEWONK.EU from time to time. If you do not agree to this Agreement, do NOT click "Sign Up" (or similar) and do not access or otherwise use any of our Services.

Registered users of our Services are "Members" (this refers to both individuals and/or organisations) and unregistered users are "Visitors". This Agreement applies to both.

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2. Obligations

Here are some promises you make to us in this Agreement:
You're eligible to enter into this Agreement.

2.1. Service Eligibility

To use the Services, you agree that: (1) you will only have one account in your real name and, where applicable, one other on behalf of your organisation and/or employer; (2) if opening an organisation account, you have received the necessary authority to open an account on the organisation's behalf, and (3) you are not already restricted by THEWONK.EU from using the Services.

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You'll keep your password a secret.

You will not share an account with anyone else and will follow our rules and the law.

2.2. Your Membership

As between you and others, your account belongs to you. You agree to: (1) try to choose a strong and secure password; (2) keep your password secure and confidential; (3) not transfer any part of your account (e.g., connections, groups) and (4) follow the law and the Dos and Don'ts below. You are responsible for anything that happens through your account unless you close it or report misuse.

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You'll honor your payment obligations and you are okay with payments being handled by our third party payment processing provider. Also, there may be fees and taxes that are added to our prices.

We don't store payment information.

Taxes and fees are calculated and shown at the time of purchase.

Transaction disputes are handled between Members and/or by our third party payment processing provider.

2.3. Payment

If you purchase any Report, you agree to pay the Member who published the report the applicable taxes. Also:

  • Payments are handled by a third party payment processing provider.
  • Your purchase may be subject to foreign exchange fees or differences in prices based on location (e.g. exchange rates).
  • Taxes are calculated based on the billing information that you provide us at the time of purchase.
  • Taxes are shown at the time of purchase.

2.4. Sales

If you choose to set a price in order for other Members to access a Report on our platform, making it paid for or premium content, you agree to pay THEWONK.EU the applicable fees and taxes for any resulting sales. Also:

  • Payments are handled by third party payment processing provider.
  • Taxes are calculated by a third party provider based on the billing information that is provided at the time of purchase.
  • Members are responsible for ensuring that they have provided the correct account details for the receipt of any revenue earned.

You can view the details of the revenue earned on your uploaded Reports on your Dashboard under the My Report tab.

2.5. Transaction Disputes

Any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of the sale and purchase of a Report will be settled between Members and/or our third party payment processing provider.

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You're okay with us using our websites and email to provide you with important notices. This Agreement applies to mobile applications as well. Also, you agree certain additional information can be shared with us.

If the contact information you provide isn't up to date, you may miss out on these notices.

2.6. Notices and Service Messages

You agree that we may provide notices to you in the following ways: (1) a banner notice on the Service, or (2) an email sent to an address you provided, or (3) through other means including mobile number, telephone, or mail. You agree to keep your contact information up to date.

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3. Rights and Limits

You own all of the content, feedback, and personal information you provide to us, but you also grant us a non-exclusive license to it.

We'll honor the choices you make about whether the content you share is free or pay to access.

You promise to only provide information and content that you have the right to share, and that your THEWONK.EU profile will be truthful.

3.1. Your License to THEWONK.EU

As between you and THEWONK.EU, you own the content and information that you submit or post to the Services and you are only granting THEWONK.EU the following non-exclusive license: A worldwide, transferable and sublicensable right to use, copy, modify, distribute, publish, and process, information and content that you provide through our Services, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or others. These rights are limited in the following ways:

  1. You can end this license for specific content by deleting such content from the Services, or generally by closing your account, except (a) to the extent you shared it with others as part of the Service and they copied or stored it and (b) for the reasonable time it takes to remove from backup and other systems.
  2. Any Report you choose to make premium or paid for, by setting a price for the Report, we will only make those Reports available to those who pay for them and will get your consent if we want to give others the right to publish your Reports beyond the Service.
  3. We will not include your content in advertisements for the products and services of others (including sponsored content) to others without your separate consent. However, we have the right, without compensation to you or others, to serve ads near your content and information, and your comments on sponsored content may be visible as noted in the Privacy Policy.
  4. While we may edit and make formatting changes to your content (such modifying the size, layout or file type or removing metadata), we will not modify the meaning of your expression.
  5. Because you own your content and information and we only have non-exclusive rights to it, you may choose to make it available to others, including under the terms of a Creative Commons license.

You agree that we may access, store and use any information that you provide in accordance with the terms of the Privacy Policy.

By submitting suggestions or other feedback regarding our Services to THEWONK.EU, you agree that THEWONK.EU can use and share (but does not have to) such feedback for any purpose without compensation to you.

You agree to only provide content or information if that does not violate the law nor anyone's rights (e.g., without violating any intellectual property rights or breaching a contract). You also agree that your profile information will be truthful. THEWONK.EU may be required by law to remove certain information or content in certain countries.

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We may change or discontinue any of our Services. We can't promise to store or keep showing any information and content you've posted.

3.2. Service Availability

We may change, suspend or end any Service, or change and modify prices prospectively in our discretion. To the extent allowed under law, these changes may be effective upon notice provided to you.

THEWONK.EU is not a storage service. You agree that we have no obligation to store, maintain or provide you a copy of any content or information that you or others provide, except to the extent required by applicable law and as noted in our Privacy Policy.

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When you see or use others' content and information posted on our Services, it's at your own risk.

Third parties may offer their own products and services through THEWONK.EU, and we aren't responsible for those third-party activities.

3.3. Other Members' Content

By using the Services, you may encounter content or information that might be inaccurate, incomplete, delayed, misleading, illegal, offensive or otherwise harmful. THEWONK.EU generally does not review content provided by our Members. You agree that we are not responsible for third parties' (including other Members') content or information or for any damages as result of your use of or reliance on it.

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We have the right to limit how you connect and interact on our Services.

We're providing you notice about our intellectual property rights.

3.4. Limits

THEWONK.EU reserves the right to limit your use of the Services. THEWONK.EU reserves the right to restrict, suspend, or terminate your account if THEWONK.EU believes that you may be in breach of this Agreement or law or are misusing the Services (e.g. violating any Do and Don'ts).

THEWONK.EU reserves all of its intellectual property rights in the Services. For example, THEWONK.EU logos and other THEWONK.EU trademarks, service marks, graphics, and logos used in connection with THEWONK.EU are trademarks or registered trademarks of THEWONK.EU. Other trademarks and logos used in connection with the Services may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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4. Disclaimer and Limit of Liability

This is our disclaimer of legal liability for the quality, safety, or reliability of our Services.

4.1. No Warranty

TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED UNDER LAW, THEWONK.EU (AND THOSE THAT THEWONK.EU WORKS WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) (A) DISCLAIM ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS (E.G. WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY OF DATA, AND NONINFRINGEMENT); (B) DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICES WILL FUNCTION WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR ERRORS, AND (C) PROVIDE THE SERVICE (INCLUDING CONTENT AND INFORMATION) ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS.

SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW CERTAIN DISCLAIMERS, SO SOME OR ALL OF THESE DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

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These are the limits of legal liability we may have to you.

4.2. Exclusion of Liability

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER LAW (AND UNLESS THEWONK.EU HAS ENTERED INTO A SEPARATE WRITTEN AGREEMENT THAT SUPERSEDES THIS AGREEMENT), THEWONK.EU (AND THOSE THAT THEWONK.EU WORKS WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR OTHERS FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, OPPORTUNITIES, REPUTATION, PROFITS OR REVENUES, RELATED TO THE SERVICES (E.G. OFFENSIVE OR DEFAMATORY STATEMENTS, DOWN TIME OR LOSS, USE OR CHANGES TO YOUR INFORMATION OR CONTENT).

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE LIABILITY OF THEWONK.EU (AND THOSE THAT THEWONK.EU WORKS WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE FOR ALL CLAIMS, AN AMOUNT THAT IS THE LESSER OF (A) FIVE TIMES THE FEE THAT YOU PAID FOR A PREMIUM SERVICE, IF ANY, OR (B) €100 EUR.

THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS PART OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND THEWONK.EU AND SHALL APPLY TO ALL CLAIMS OF LIABILITY (E.G. WARRANTY, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT, LAW) AND EVEN IF THEWONK.EU HAS BEEN TOLD OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGE, AND EVEN IF THESE REMEDIES FAIL THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THESE LIMITS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

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5. Termination

We can each end this Agreement anytime we want.

THEWONK.EU or You may terminate this Agreement at any time with notice to the other. On termination, you lose the right to access or use the Services. The following shall survive termination:

  • Our rights to use and disclose your feedback;
  • Members' and/or Visitors' rights to further re-share non-premium/paid-for content and information you shared through the Service;
  • Sections 4, 6 and 7 of this Agreement;
  • Any amounts owed by either party prior to termination remain owed after termination.

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6. Dispute Resolution

In the unlikely event we end up in a legal dispute, it will take place in UK courts, applying UK law.

You agree that the laws of the United Kingdom, excluding its conflict of laws rules, shall exclusively govern any dispute relating to this Agreement and/or the Services.

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7. General Terms

Here are some important details about how to read the Agreement.

If a court with authority over this Agreement finds any part of it not enforceable, you and us agree that the court should modify the terms to make that part enforceable while still achieving its intent. If the court cannot do that, you and us agree to ask the court to remove that unenforceable part and still enforce the rest of this Agreement. To the extent allowed by law, the English version of this Agreement is binding and other translations are for convenience only. This Agreement (including additional terms that may be provided by us when you engage with a feature of the Services) is the only agreement between us regarding the Services and supersedes all prior agreements for the Services.

If we don't act to enforce a breach of this Agreement, that does not mean that THEWONK.EU has waived its right to enforce this Agreement. You may not assign or transfer this Agreement (or your membership or use of Services) to anyone without our consent. However, you agree that THEWONK.EU may assign this Agreement to its affiliates or a party that buys it without your consent. There are no third party beneficiaries to this Agreement.

We reserve the right to change the terms of this Agreement and will provide you notice if we do and we agree that changes cannot be retroactive. If you don't agree to these changes, you must stop using the Services.

You agree that the only way to provide us legal notice is at the addresses provided in Section 10.

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8. THEWONK.EU "DOs" and "DON'Ts."

8.1. Dos. You agree that you will:

  • Comply with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, privacy laws, intellectual property laws, anti-spam laws, export control laws, tax laws, and regulatory requirements;
  • Provide accurate information to us and keep it updated;
  • Use your real name on your profile;
  • Use the Services in a professional manner.

8.2. Don'ts. You agree that you will not:

  • Act dishonestly or unprofessionally, including by posting inappropriate, inaccurate, or objectionable content;
  • Add content that is not intended for, or inaccurate for, a designated field (e.g. submitting a telephone number in the "title" or any other field, or including telephone numbers, email addresses, street addresses or any personally identifiable information for which there is not a field provided by THEWONK.EU);
  • Use an image that is not your likeness or a head-shot photo for your profile;
  • Create a false identity on THEWONK.EU;
  • Misrepresent your affiliations with a person or entity, past or present;
  • Misrepresent your identity, including but not limited to the use of a pseudonym;
  • Use or attempt to use another's account;
  • Harass, abuse or harm another person;
  • Act in an unlawful, libelous, abusive, obscene, discriminatory or otherwise objectionable manner;
  • Disclose information that you do not have the right to disclose;
  • Violate intellectual property rights of others, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights;
  • Violate the intellectual property or other rights of THEWONK.EU, including, without limitation, using the word "THEWONK.EU" or our logos in any business name, email, or URL except as provided in the Brand Guidelines;
  • Post anything that contains software viruses, worms, or any other harmful code;
  • Manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or post transmitted through the Services;
  • Copy or use the information, content or data of others available on the Services (except as expressly authorized);
  • Copy or use the information, content or data on THEWONK.EU in connection with a competitive service (as determined by THEWONK.EU);
  • Copy, modify or create derivative works of THEWONK.EU, the Services or any related technology (except as expressly authorized by THEWONK.EU);
  • Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for the Services or any related technology, or any part thereof;
  • Imply or state that you are affiliated with or endorsed by THEWONK.EU without our express consent (e.g., representing yourself as an accredited THEWONK.EU publisher);
  • Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell/re-sell access to the Services;
  • Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on our Service;
  • Remove, cover or obscure any advertisement included on the Services;
  • Use manual or automated software, devices, scripts robots, other means or processes to access, "scrape," "crawl" or "spider" the Services or any related data or information;
  • Use bots or other automated methods to access the Services, add or download contacts, send or redirect messages;
  • Monitor the Services' availability, performance or functionality for any competitive purpose;
  • Engage in "framing," "mirroring," or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Services;
  • Access the Services except through the interfaces expressly provided by THEWONK.EU;
  • Override any security feature of the Services;
  • Interfere with the operation of, or place an unreasonable load on, the Services (e.g., spam, denial of service attack, viruses, gaming algorithms); and/or

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9. Complaints Regarding Content

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. We require that information posted by Members be accurate and not in violation of the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties.

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10. How To Contact Us

If you want to send us notices or service of process, please contact us:

ONLINE at:

OR BY MAIL at:

THEWONK.EU

support [at] thewonk.eu

Attn: Agreement Matters (Legal)
71-75 Shelton Street
London
WC2H 9JQ
UNITED KINGDOM

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