Terms & Conditions

This World Wide Web site (the “site”), ShotokanDirectory.com, is owned and operated by ShotokanDirectory.com. These conditions of use are governed by the laws of England and Wales and you agree that the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction in any dispute.

You hereby acknowledge that, by use of ShotokanDirectory.com, you agree to all of the following terms and conditions associated with ShotokanDirectory.com, and all subsidiaries and affiliates. You acknowledge and accept that this Agreement of Terms and Use (this “Agreement”) is effective as of the date you first used ShotokanDirectory.com and shall continue indefinitely, unless this Agreement is terminated by ShotokanDirectory.com. Any changes that may be made to these terms on ShotokanDirectory.com, must be accepted as the current terms of agreement.

Prior to your use of ShotokanDirectory.com, you must read and accept all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Your acceptance and agreement to be bound by all of the terms of this Agreement shall be deemed given by your use of the site, and you agree that this Agreement and the Privacy Policy will apply whenever you use ShotokanDirectory.com. If you use an affiliate or related website of ShotokanDirectory.com, you agree that this Agreement and the Privacy Policy shall be applicable to your use of that site unless such site has an agreement which specifically supersedes this Agreement. ShotokanDirectory.com affiliate sites may have additional or other terms or conditions.

Our Conditions

You hereby agree that you will not:

  • Upload content or items that are, in our sole judgment, lewd, inappropriate, or of a sexual nature;
  • Violate any laws, rights of third party or our policies;
  • Bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site;
  • Fail to deliver payment for use of the site whereby payment is required;
  • Manipulate the price of any item or interfere with other ShotokanDirectory.com Members’ listings;
  • Circumvent or manipulate our fee structure, the billing process, or fees owed to ShotokanDirectory.com;
  • Upload false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory, or libellous content (including personal information);
  • Distribute or upload spam, unsolicited, or bulk electronic communications, chain letters, or pyramid schemes;
  • Distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm ShotokanDirectory.com, or the interests or property of ShotokanDirectory.com users;
  • Copy, modify, or distribute rights or content from the ShotokanDirectory.com sites, or ShotokanDirectory.com’s copyrights and trademarks; or
  • Transfer your ShotokanDirectory.com Member Account (including feedback) and Member ID to a third party without our consent;
  • Use or distribute information about other users, including email addresses, without their prior written consent.
  • Take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about users and/or Members, including email addresses, without their consent.

Termination

Without limiting other remedies, ShotokanDirectory.com may limit, suspend, or terminate your Member Account, prohibit access to our Site and its Content, Services, delay or remove Content and take technical and legal steps to keep you off the Site if we think that you are creating problems or possible legal liabilities, that infringe the intellectual property rights of third parties, or acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms of Use, including, but not limited to, the Policies. ShotokanDirectory.com also reserves the right to cancel unconfirmed accounts or accounts that have been inactive for a long time, or to modify or discontinue the Site or Services. You will not and cannot hold ShotokanDirectory.com (including its officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures or employees) liable criminally or by way of a civil suit for claims, demands or damages (actual and consequential) of any kind for the closing of a Member Account. A listing may also be removed permanently if the information supplied is deemed irresponsible or illegal to the laws of the United Kingdom.

Content

By posting Content on the Site, you grant ShotokanDirectory.com, a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully-paid, royalty-free, sub-licensable right to use, modify, perform and/or display, reproduce and distribute and any other copyright rights you have in such Content, in any media and any form. By posting Content on the Site, you represent and warrant to ShotokanDirectory.com that you have the right to grant ShotokanDirectory.com the rights above.

Payment Policies

All accounts are set up on a prepay basis. Although ShotokanDirectory.com reserves the right to change prices of accounts or services at any time all pricing is guaranteed for the period of prepayment. Customers will automatically be charged again at the end of their billing period at the then applicable rate unless closure notification has already been given. Payments are automatically taken form the PayPal account associated to the listing using any funding source set up in PayPal. ShotokanDirectory.com MUST be informed of accidental or unintended renewal payments within 14 days for any refunds to be given. After 14 days the payment will NOT be refunded for any reason. In the event of a closure notice being given before the expiration of a contract, ShotokanDirectory.com will set the listing to expire which will revert to a standard free listing at the end of the current billing cycle. If a closure notification is received the client WILL NOT be able to claim any further rights of access to included services of the existing package from ShotokanDirectory.com. In situations where the payment is unsuccessful, any listing will automatically revert to a standard free listing until full payment is received. ShotokanDirectory.com cannot be held liable for any loss of business, costs, monies or content during this time. All invoices will be sent directly to customers via provided e-mail shortly after the online purchase has been made. It is the sole responsibility of the client to ensure correct and current email addresses are maintained both at ShotokanDirectory.com AND PayPal. All payments, pricing, advertised rates, quotes and invoices are in GBP (Great British Pounds) unless otherwise stated clearly. All payments to ShotokanDirectory.com are processed through PayPal. Please visit www.paypal.com for a list of terms and conditions and/or instructions for cancellations of automatic payments.

Listings/Services

We reserve the right to alter any details of listings/services advertised without notice and while every effort is made to describe listings and services accurately in the advertisement, no warranty is given as to accuracy and no responsibility will be accepted for error and any resulting loss.

Rights of Refusal for Advertisements

ShotokanDirectory.com without exception reserves the right to refuse any advertisement for ANY REASON whatsoever. This website is privately owned and operated and as such all decision by ShotokanDirectory.com are final. If advertising space is prepaid, it is the sole responsibility of the advertiser to meet the guidelines sent to them at the time of purchase AND in keeping with the terms and conditions of this website. If an advert is not accepted due to anti-competitive clause or disallowed content which was explained at time of purchase, no refund will be due. ShotokanDirectory.com reserves the right to take down ads based on negative user feedback or complaints. In such cases an alternative ad will be allowed to be submitted or pro-rata refund will be given.

Spam or Harvesting

ShotokanDirectory.com has strict policies against spam or harvesting and will employ methods to deter such actions including but not limited to; IP blocking, user blocking and IP range blocking. We reserve the right to inform the police of any and all such attempts.

Privacy Policy

By agreeing to these terms and conditions you also agree to our Privacy Policy located here.

Force Majeure

ShotokanDirectory.com will not be held responsible for failure or delay in the carrying out of our obligations under the contract arising from any cause outside our reasonable control or by inability to procure materials or articles except at higher prices due to any such cause and in such circumstances, we shall be entitled by notice to terminate the contract in whole or in part without incurring any liability whatsoever to you.

Representation

You acknowledge and agree that ShotokanDirectory.com and its officers, members, directors, attorneys, and agents are not responsible nor will be held liable for other users’ content, actions, or inactions. You acknowledge that we are not a broker, nor your agent, and that we do not represent you unless we have agreed do so in writing signed by our owners. ShotokanDirectory.com is merely a venue to allow anyone to offer, post, promote and advertise on any agreed upon terms and conditions any existing business in any form as agreed upon between users. You hereby agree and acknowledge that we have no control over and do not guarantee the quality, safety, or legality of items advertised, the truth or accuracy of users’ content or listings, or that users will actually complete a transaction. You hereby acknowledge that we will perform no investigation as to the accuracy of any information or uploads on ShotokanDirectory.com’s sites, and you agree to use and/or trust any information on the sites at your own risk.

You acknowledge that we do not guarantee constant or secure access to our sites. Accordingly, we hereby exclude all implied warranties, terms and conditions. We are not liable for any loss of money, goodwill or reputation, or any special, direct, indirect or consequential damages arising, directly or indirectly, out of your use of or your inability to use our sites.

Complaints

Any complaints about the running of, content of, perceived copyright infringement or of any other nature should be submitted using the contact form here.

Limitation of Liability

Notwithstanding anything contained in this Agreement, if we are found to be liable, our liability to you or to any third party is limited to the lesser of the total fees you paid to us in 30 days prior to the action giving rise to the liability.

We can accept no responsibility for loss or damage arising from the supply of services under this contract.

We are not liable for any financial loss incurred by you, including but not limited to expenses incurred by you, interest payments & loss of earnings or similar gains you would have received on monies paid to us in lieu of any unfulfilled order.

Release

To the fullest extent permitted by law, you agree to indemnify, protect, defend with competent counsel, and hold harmless ShotokanDirectory.com, its officers, employees, affiliated companies, partners, members, successors, assigns, legal representatives, shareholders, and agents, for, from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, liabilities, liens, fines, penalties, suits, judgments, causes of action, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, court costs, attorneys fees and disbursements), of any nature, kind or description arising out of, resulting from, or caused, directly or indirectly, (in whole or in part) by your use of our sites, any agreements you make with third parties resulting from information contained on the site, any claims by any third parties with respect to information you post or upload on the site, or your violation of any law or term of this Agreement. You hereby specifically waive any protections in any law or ordinance, if any, applicable to you in your jurisdiction or other jurisdiction which in any way limits this general release.

Miscellaneous

You hereby agree that we may amend this Agreement at any time by posting the amended terms on this site. Any and all such amended terms shall automatically be effective twenty-four (24) hours following their posting on the site. Therefore, we recommend that you regularly review the terms of this Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement and understanding of the parties and supersedes all offers, negotiations and other agreements. There are no representations or understandings of any kind not set forth herein. If any term of this Agreement is found to be void or invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the remaining terms of this Agreement, which shall continue in full force and effect. Failure of ShotokanDirectory.com to insist on strict performance of any of the conditions or provisions of this Agreement, or to exercise any of our rights hereunder, shall not waive such rights. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement and understanding of the parties and supersedes all offers, negotiations and other agreements. There are no representations or understandings of any kind not set forth herein. Any amendment to this Agreement must be in writing and executed by both parties. The article headings are for convenience only and do not affect the meanings of the articles. In any dispute arising under this Agreement, in the event of a conflict between the text and a caption, the text controls.

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