IMPORTANT: These are the terms and conditions (“Terms”) on which we supply products to you, whether these are goods, services or digital content. By accepting these Terms you are entering into a legally binding contract.
If you do not agree to any part of these Terms, or if any content of Connect2Students.com is prohibited in the territory where you currently reside, then please do not proceed or attempt to access Connect2Students.com.
Headings do not form part of these terms and conditions and will not affect their interpretation.
In these terms and conditions, "you", “your” or “members” refers to the student member, user or registered user and "we" or "us" refers to Connect2Students Ltd. “Site” refers to www.Connect2Students.com
The Connect2Students.com site and associated mobile applications ("the Services") are owned and operated wholly by us.
In respect of Connect2Students.com, you should be aware that these terms apply equally irrespective of whether the products or services are accessed via a desktop browser, mobile browser, mobile phone, tablet device, or any other digital device.
Application of these Terms
These terms and conditions apply to all and any use of the site and Services, the purchase of any products and any postings, emails, messages and other communications made to or using the site or Services.
The site and Services are intended solely for the use of individuals registered as a full or part-time student at a lawfully recognised and authorised education institution, proof of which will be required. Neither the site nor Services are intended to facilitate or be accessed for commercial business purposes of any kind. If you are a business and you do not have prior authorisation from us you cannot access or use the site or Services for any purpose.
The site and Services are operated by Connect2Students Limited, a company registered under the laws of England and Wales, whose company number is 9786350, registered address Bedford House, 79 Marine Parade, Brighton, UK, BN2 1AJ. You can contact us via support@Connect2Students.com.
Once you have completed your online registration procedure your membership will be activated and you will enter into a legally binding contract with us for the provision of the Services. To receive the Service upon your membership being activated, you hereby expressly consent to us providing you with the Services in the statutory 14-day cancellation period.
If we have to contact you we will do so by telephone or by writing to you at the email address or contact address you provided to us on the Registration Form.
User Age Warranty & Adult Content Warning
The site and Services are intended solely for the use of adults aged 18 years or older.
Persons under 18 years, pretending to be over 18 years or older or individuals soliciting persons under 18 years will be removed from the site and further use of the Services will be blocked. In addition, where we in our reasonable opinion deem it necessary your contact details may be passed to the relevant legal authorities.
Although sexually explicit photos are not permitted on the site and will be removed if found, no guarantee is given that you will not see images of a sexual nature when using the Services. You agree to not hold us responsible for a failure to remove these images and you agree that we are not liable or under any obligation to remove content that causes you offence.
Access to the Site and Services is provided on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend any or all features of the Services or site without notice. You are responsible for making any arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Site and Services. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Site or Services through your internet connection or device are fully aware of these Terms and Conditions and that they comply with them.)
Continued access and membership of the site and Services is dependent on you providing us with valid and true personal information and contact details, including a current and valid academic email address. If you do not give us this information within a reasonable time of us asking for it, or if you give us incomplete or incorrect information, we may either end or suspend you access.
We are not responsible for delays outside our control. If access to the site or supply of the Services is delayed by an event outside our control then we will contact you as soon as possible to let you know and we will take steps to minimise the effect of the delay. Provided we do this we will not be liable for delays caused by the event, but if there is a risk of substantial delay you may contact us to end the contract and receive a refund for the Services you have paid for but not received.
Reasons we may suspend access. We may in addition have to suspend access to the site or Services to:
We will contact you in advance to tell you we will be suspending access unless the problem is urgent or an emergency. If we have to suspend the product for longer than 14 days in any 60-day period we will adjust the membership fees so that you do not pay for Services while they are suspended.
Although you may register as a basic member of the Service for free, if you wish to use certain other parts of the Service, you must become a full member and pay the fees that are set out in the price list located within the site. This price list is part of your contract with us.
We may from time to time run special offers or promotions. If you qualify for any special offer or promotion then the value of any special offer or promotion will be deducted from the cost of membership for the initial subscription period. Offer codes can only be used when paying online with a valid credit or debit card. When such offer or promotion expires, the standard rate will apply to any subsequent automatic payments.
Full Membership fees are at the rates shown on Connect2Students.com and are payable in GBP Sterling. You may be charged an additional foreign exchange transaction fee by your credit/debit card provider if your funds are not in GBP Sterling. If you are a Full Member, you must pay renewal fees before expiry of your current membership in GBP Sterling. If you do not pay on time, your Full Membership will be downgraded to Basic Membership until you have paid your membership fees. Membership is on an individual basis and is not transferable.
Paying Membership Fees
Connect2Students.com website and Connect2Students.com Android Application
If purchasing Full Membership through the web version of Connect2Students.com or the Connect2Students.com Android Application, you agree to pay, using a valid credit or debit card the membership fees at the rates shown on Connect2Students.com. The charge will appear on your credit/debit card as one of the following: CONNECT2STUDENTS.COM or CONNECT2STUDENTS LTD. You will receive an email receipt for any charges to your card on the date the payment is taken.
Connect2Students.com iPhone Application available through iTunes
Where you purchase membership through the Connect2Students.com iPhone application, you will be charged by Apple through your iTunes account. Please refer to the iTunes Terms and Conditions for any other information and terms you may be bound by.
You agree to provide us with true, accurate and complete information as required by the subscription or registration process including your legal name, address, postcode, e-mail address and applicable billing information (e.g. credit/debit card number and expiry date) and to allow us to pass this information to a third party credit card processor, and where we deem it necessary a competent fraud prevention agency, for the sole purpose of verifying the information you provide and billing your credit card.
We will supply access to the Services until your subscription expires or on the following terms or until you or we end the contract.
Connect2Students.com website and Connect2Students.com Android application
If you select a recurring billing option, Full Membership will be billed on a recurring basis, with each relevant period lasting the time period selected. Once that time period has expired, you will be billed for the same period, unless we are notified at least 48 hours before the relevant renewal period begins. You may notify us that you wish to cancel your membership at any time prior to 48 hours before the relevant renewal period by going to the Membership section on the site or application and selecting the option to cancel your recurring billing. If you are having any issues, please email support@Connect2Students.com for assistance.
You agree that we may charge the debit or credit card (or other form of payment, if applicable) that you have given us details of for recurring payments. In the event that we cannot charge your credit card, we reserve the right to suspend or downgrade your membership at our absolute discretion.
If you need to change your payment details, please go to the Membership section of the website or Connect2Students.com app. If you need any assistance, please contact our customer support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connect2Students.com iPhone Application available through iTunes
If you select a recurring billing option, Full membership is billed on a recurring basis, with each relevant period lasting the time period requested. Once that time period has expired, you will be billed for the same time period, unless we are notified at least 48 hours before the relevant renewal period begins.
If you’d like to cancel your membership, go to the ‘Manage App Subscriptions’ page within the App Store on your iOS device.
Your Password & Access to Content
On becoming a member you choose your username and password. You must not disclose your password to anyone and should be aware that we will never ask you for it other than in logging on to Connect2Students.com so anyone asking you to produce your password is to be regarded as doing so for malevolent purposes.
You are responsible for all acts done in your account name and therefore for the acts of anyone you give your password to in breach of these Terms.
You agree that you will not collect members’ content or information, or otherwise access Connect2Students.com using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) without our prior written permission.
Right To Cancel
This section applies to you if you are a “consumer” as defined under the United Kingdom’s Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Payments) Regulations 2013.
You have the right to cancel your contract for Full Membership within 14 days beginning on the date of placing your order (“Cancellation Period”). You can do this by emailing us at support@Connect2Students.com
If you cancel your Full Membership during the Cancellation Period, we will reimburse you for all payments received from you, provided however that you will not receive any refund for the portion of your payments attributable to the days during which you had access to the Services under your Full Membership.
All reimbursements shall be made to you within 14 days and using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transactions, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise.
By requesting an immediate profile upgrade you acknowledge that even if you cancel your Full Membership within the Cancellation Period you will still be charged for the time during which you had the Full Membership.
When you don't have the right to cancel. You do not have a right to change your mind in respect of:
Membership & Extra Gifts
The Site will allow you to gift Full Membership to another student user. The site may also offer opportunities to purchase various additional services ("Extras"). These Extras may be purchased for you or by you as a gift for another user.
The description and the costs of each Extra are set out clearly on the Site. When purchasing any Extras, those details, together with these Terms, form the terms of a contract between you and Connect2Students Ltd for provision of such Extras.
Third Party Promotion & Services
The site or Service may offer you the opportunity to earn money through the completion of online surveys provided by approved third parties. Any payment will be made directly to you by the third party and full terms and conditions will be provided by the third party which you will need to accept before completing any surveys. Connect2Students Ltd will not and cannot be held responsible for the terms under which arrangements are made or the collection of any fees due you by completing surveys.
In addition, the site or Service may from time to time promote services and products by approved third parties which Connect2Students Ltd deems may be of interest to you. This promotion may involve direct emailing to your registered email address. You can unsubscribe to these direct emails by contacting email@example.com.
No liability or warranty is accepted by Connect2Students Ltd for the suitability of the services or products provided by such third parties.
Maintenance & Downtime
It will be necessary from time to time to maintain the website to ensure the smooth operation of the site and improve the Services and functions offered. This maintenance will be carried out at times when we in our absolute discretion believe the site is or will be less busy and for limited periods. You will be informed in advance of such maintenance periods. No partial refunds on Full Membership will be considered for these service periods. Unusual events outside the normal control of the company may also cause the site to be unavailable for short periods or to be unavailable in certain countries or territories which do not allow social networking sites, the company will not be held responsible under these circumstances nor will full or partial refunds on Full Membership be considered.
Full Member features
By becoming a Full Member you will be able to access a range of additional features through the Services. We will endeavour to give you notice if these features are to change either for the smooth functioning of the Services or to improve the features offered to Full Members.
No guarantee is given that these additional features will remain for the duration of your full membership period. We will endeavour to ensure that the additional features offered to Full Members are working satisfactorily, where problems are identified and additional features are not working we will give notice of a Scheduled Maintenance Window. If an additional feature is permanently removed for Full Members then a partial refund may be considered for the unused full membership period on receipt of an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any reimbursements shall be made in line with these terms (see Right to Cancel and Maintenance & Downtime).
YOUR SAFE USE OF THE SERVICES
What Connect2Students.com is For
The site and Service is an entertainment service designed to connect you to other students for the purpose of dating, finding a flatmate/flat, a travel companion or for making friends.
Your use of Connect2Students.com is entirely at your own risk. You should exercise caution in evaluating what you see when involved in internet communication with people who are unknown to you (such as when you are using message services) and be aware that people may not necessarily be who they say they are, they may not be students – despite our efforts to police membership – and that people may provide information or behave in a way that is unreliable, misleading or illegal.
By using the site and Service you accept that any member profiles, messages and communication may not be genuine and you agree to take reasonable precautions in all interactions with other members or users of the site or Service, particularly if you decide to meet offline or in person. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other members or users of the site or the Service. We strongly advise you not to provide any personal or financial information (for example, credit card, national insurance number or bank account information) to other users of our Site.
Safe Dating Tips
Connect2Students.com is about connecting with other students in a friendly environment for the purpose of dating, looking for a flat/flatmate or a travel companion.
You are responsible for your own safety – we cannot accept responsibility for your personal safety under any circumstances.
However, we are committed to our members having fun and being safe. You agree by accepting these terms that you will review Connect2Students guidelines “Safety tips”. These guidelines are there for your protection and to offer practical tips to enhance safety. However, you accept by agreeing to these terms that your personal safety is your responsibility and you must therefore exercise your own judgment when meeting people and in choosing the activities you get involved in.
Please note that we do not undertake background searches of any of our members or users. You therefore should exercise caution in sharing any of your personal information with other members, and you should not make public any information on the site that may identify you. Although the site is aimed at the student community you should not assume that every user is a student. We do not accept any liability should information displayed on a member’s profile be untrue or misleading.
Member Conduct When Using Connect2Students.com
Members must not at any time:
In addition, if you download or use our software, such as a stand-alone software product, an app, or a browser plugin, you agree that from time to time, the software may download and install upgrades, updates and additional features from us in order to improve, enhance, and further develop the software.
You will not modify, create derivative works of, decompile, or otherwise attempt to extract source code from us, unless you are expressly permitted to do so under an open source license, or we give you express written permission.
Your Warranties Regarding Uploaded Content
You warrant that any and all content you upload to the site or Services:
Any content you upload will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we shall have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such content for any purpose.
We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to the site or Services constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to confidence or privacy.
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other member of the site or Services.
What you may not include in your member profile. You may not include in your member profile or transmit any personal contact information, such as telephone numbers, street addresses, last names, URLs or email addresses. If you choose to do so we will not be responsible or liable in any way.
You may not engage in advertising to, or solicitation of, other members to buy or sell any products or services through the site or Service. You may not transmit any chain letters or junk email to other members. In order to protect our members from such advertising or solicitation, we reserve the right to restrict the number of communications that a member may send to other members in any 24-hour period to a number which we deem appropriate in our reasonable discretion.
We reserve the right to (without notice or justification in our absolute discretion but not so that we are obliged to exercise any right) to:
In addition we reserve the right to withdraw the site or Services in its entirety on reasonable notice and in our absolute discretion but should this happen we will provide you with a pro rata refund of any membership fees paid.
Reporting Misuse of the Site or Services. We ask for your help in maintaining the high standards of Connect2Students.com and the communities within them by immediately notifying us of any material or communications that are in breach of these Terms or that are, or appear to be, malevolent or illegal.
Remember that while Connect2Students.com belongs to us, it is also yours to enjoy. You can report any member to us for posting offending content by clicking on "report" in the member's profile. The reported member will be investigated within 24 hours and their membership ended if evidence is found of objectionable content. You can also report any alleged abuses to us at support@Connect2Students.com or through the “Help” section of the Services.
Limitation of Liability
Access to and use of the site and Services is strictly for personal use and must not under any circumstance be used by any member for commercial purposes or used in a defamatory or derogatory manner.
We will have no liability to you for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage, loss of use or data, loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, loss of goodwill or business opportunity as a result of your use, misuse or lack of use of the site or Services, whether in an action in contract, negligence or other action, howsoever resulting from the access to and use of the site or Services and any reliance placed on the information and materials contained on it
We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors; for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; for breach of your statutory rights.
Exclusion of liability for linked websites. Whilst we try to exercise reasonable care in the selection of websites to which we link, we do not control their content, format or availability. Therefore:
Exclusion of liability for content on Connect2Students.com You agree that whilst we take all reasonable measures to ensure the truth and accuracy of information on Connect2Students.com, we are not responsible for any wrong or inaccurate information whether it is posted by us, a member or an advertiser.
You are advised to independently verify such information before relying on it. We also accept no responsibility for any misleading information posted by other members. Accordingly, you are advised to proceed with caution in dealing with other members and refer to our Safety Tips.
Exclusion of liability for viruses Whilst we take all reasonable precautions to protect the site, Services and members against worms, viruses and other harmful material, before downloading or using any potentially harmful material to the site or Services, you are advised to ensure that your systems have up-to-date virus detecting software and have that software check the safety of any materials. Therefore, we do not accept responsibility for any defects, viruses or other harmful components that may be contained within any area of the site or Services.
You must not introduce to the site or Services any viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the site, Services or server on which the site or Services is stored or any server, computer or database connected to them. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you may commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the site or Services will immediately cease.
You agree to indemnify (reimbursing all liabilities, costs and expenses actually incurred) us against any and all costs, claims, liabilities or expenses arising out of breach of these Terms and to keep us so indemnified at all times.
Monitoring of Content
Although we do not actively monitor submissions to the site or Services or content posted by members and accept no responsibility or liability for this, submission and content posted may be subject to real-time vetting and monitoring (particularly in respect of images that may be shared on member’s profiles). We reserve the right to amend or remove content without justification. In particular, we may do so if we receive a complaint about content, feel in our own opinion the content is unsuitable, in violation of the law, contains political content or in any way breaches these Terms..
Please note that due to the content restrictions on some mobile application platforms and ISP connections, some site or Service content may not be accessible regardless of your membership status.
Browsers, Downtime & Right To Suspend
We support most of the popular web browsers currently in use. However, we cannot guarantee that the specific browser you use will be able to display the site or Services and all its features accurately.
We may occasionally have to perform necessary maintenance and/or upgrades to the site or Services. These specified time periods are referred to as "Scheduled Maintenance Windows".
In the event of plans to suspend access or use of the site or Service during a Scheduled Maintenance Window, we will try to provide 24 hours notice to members in advance of the Scheduled Maintenance Window.
Members must be aware that, at any time, we may perform emergency maintenance as needed to preserve the overall integrity of the services with no notice and with or without compensation for such activities.
We nonetheless reserve the right to alter or suspend any service or feature at any time without prior notification or explanation.
Intellectual Property Rights
All rights, including copyright and database rights, in the site and Services and the content thereof are owned or controlled by us or are licensed by us.
We retain all copyright, database rights and other intellectual property rights in material contained on or in relation to the site and Services (to the exclusion of any images you may upload) and you may not copy, reproduce, download, republish, extract, broadcast, transmit, display, modify or re-use any of the materials on the site and Services for any other purpose.
By way of example and without limitation, you shall not:
The site, Services and content therein are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. Our status and that of any identified contributors as the authors of content on the site and Services must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the content on the site or Services for commercial purposes without obtaining a written licence to do so from us or our licensors.
If you print off, copy or download any part of the site or Services in breach of these Terms, your right to use the site and Services will immediately cease and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.
Ownership of Trademarks Any trade marks, logos, names, fonts and images displayed on the site or Services may be registered or unregistered rights. Except where expressly stated to the contrary, nothing on the site or Services confers any licence or right to use any trademark displayed without our prior written approval of the owner of the relevant trade mark.
Linking to Connect2Students.com
You may link to any visible public page on the site or Services, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
Our site must not be contained within a frame on any other site. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. Your website should not contain content that, in our opinion, is distasteful, offensive or controversial, infringes the intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or otherwise does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
If you wish to make any use of material on Connect2Students.com other than that set out above, please address your request to us at support@Connect2Students.com
Termination of Use
A user's authorisation to use the site or Services will automatically terminate without notice if you fail to comply with any of these Terms. On termination, you must cease all use of the site or Services.
We are entitled to investigate and revoke a user’s membership if they have misused the site or Service, or behaved in a way which could be regarded by us as inappropriate or whose conduct is unlawful or illegal or prohibited by these Terms. You warrant that you shall not post any content or material to the site that (by way of example and without limitation, although specific exclusions may apply in relation to the Site in question):
We may in addition terminate this contract and your access to the site and Services at any time by writing to you if:
We may in addition delete your profile and terminate this contract and your access to the site and services without notice to you if:
We may in the future develop other associated websites to assist you with connecting with other individuals that you may share an interest with. By registering with the site or Services you acknowledge and accept that any information or content that you post may be searchable and available to users of the site or Service who access it via different websites from those currently available.
You further acknowledge and accept that other members of the Service that you may view and communicate with via the Service may have registered with and accessed the Service through a number of different websites.
Our Right to Amend These Terms
We may at any time revise these Terms by posting changes on the site or via the Services. The continued use of the site or Services after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of the modified terms. If you choose not to accept the modified terms and you are a fee-paying member, we will upon request return a fair proportion (related to the time left unexpired on your membership) of the membership fee.
These terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England. If any of the terms is held to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining terms. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
Last updated: 13 September 2017