Terms and conditions

Globalvirtualsolutions with its active domains exist to share ideas and perspectives from the world’s most insightful producers, technicians, event conductors, writers, photographers, thinkers and entrepreneurs in the field of virtual, hybrid events and event platforms.

It is an open platform where experts can share their writing.

Thanks for using Globalvirtualsolutions (later named also as “GVS”).

These Terms of Service (“Terms”) apply to your access to and use of the websites, mobile applications and other online products and services (collectively, the “Services”) provided by Creative Union AS, registered in Estonian business register under number 10231404, acting at address: Laeva 2, 10111 Tallinn, Estonia  (“CU” or “we”). By clicking your consent (e.g. “Agree,” “Continue,” “Sign-in,” “Save” or “Sign-up,”) or by using our Services, you agree to these Terms.

Our Privacy Policy explains how we collect and use your information while Terms outline your responsibilities when using our Services. By using our Services, you’re agreeing to be bound by these Terms. Please see our Privacy Policy for information about how we collect, use, share and otherwise process information about you.

You’re responsible for your use of the Services and any content you provide, including compliance with applicable laws. Content on the Services may be protected by others’ intellectual property rights. Please don’t copy, upload, download, or share content unless you have the right to do so. You are welcome to add your name to articles, which you produce. Your use of the Services must comply with Terms.

You may need to register for an account to access some or all of our Services. Help us keep your account protected. Safeguard your password to the account. We recommend that you do not share your password with others.

If you’re accepting these Terms and using the Services on behalf of someone else (such as another person or entity), you represent that you’re authorized to do so, and in that case the words “you” or “your” in these Terms include that other person or entity.

To use our Services, you must be at least 13 years old.

If you use the Services to access, collect, or use personal information about other Globalvirtualsolutions users (“Personal Information”), you agree to do so in compliance with applicable laws. You further agree not to sell any Personal Information, where the term “sell” has the meaning given to it under applicable laws.

For Personal Information you provide to us (e.g. as a Newsletter Editor), you represent and warrant that you have lawfully collected the Personal Information and that you or a third party has provided all required notices and collected all required consents before collecting the Personal Information. You further represent and warrant that CU’s use of such Personal Information in accordance with the purposes for which you provided us the Personal Information will not violate, misappropriate or infringe any rights of another (including intellectual property rights or privacy rights) and will not cause us to violate any applicable laws.

User Content on the Services

We may review your conduct and content for compliance with these Terms and reserve the right to remove any violating content.

We reserve the right to delete or disable content alleged to be infringing the intellectual property rights of others, and to terminate accounts of repeat infringers. We respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement if they comply with the law.

Rights and Ownership

You retain your rights to any content you submit, post or display on or through our given access.

Unless otherwise agreed in writing, by submitting, posting, or displaying content on or through the Services, you grant CU a nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, fully paid, and sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, publicly perform and display your content and any name, username or likeness provided in connection with your content in all media formats and distribution methods now known or later developed on the Services.

We need this license because you own your content and CU therefore can’t display it across its various surfaces (i.e., mobile, web) without your permission. This type of license also is needed to distribute your content across our Services. For example, you post a story on Globalvirtualsolutions,  it is reproduced as versions on both our website and app, and distributed to multiple places within our network, such as the homepage, social media sites or reading lists, on webpages of our partnering agencies and agents in public relations, event conducting, sales initiatives and technical support. A modification might be that we show a snippet of your work (and not the full post) in a preview, with attribution to you.

So long as you comply with these Terms, we give you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, and non-assignable license to access and use our Services.

The Services are protected by copyright, trademark, and other EU and foreign laws. These Terms don’t grant you any right, title or interest in the Services, other users’ content on the Services, or CU’s trademarks, logos or other brand features.

Separate and apart from the content you submit, post or display on our Services, we welcome feedback, including any comments, ideas and suggestions you have about our Services. We may use this feedback for any purpose, in our sole discretion, without any obligation to you. We may treat feedback as nonconfidential.

We may stop providing the Services or any of its features within our sole discretion. We also retain the right to create limits on use and storage and may remove or limit content distribution on the Services.

Termination

You’re free to stop using our Services at any time. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to the Services with or without notice.

Transfer and Processing Data

In order for us to provide our Services, you agree that we may process, transfer and store information about you in the extent what is allowed by the law.

Indemnification

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you will indemnify, defend and hold harmless Globalvirtualsolutions, Creative Union AS and our officers, directors, agents, partners and employees (individually and collectively, the “CU Parties”) from and against any losses, liabilities, claims, demands, damages, expenses or costs (“Claims”) arising out of or related to your violation, misappropriation or infringement of any rights of another (including intellectual property rights or privacy rights) or your violation of the law. You agree to promptly notify CU Parties of any third-party Claims, cooperate with CU Parties in defending such Claims and pay all fees, costs and expenses associated with defending such Claims (including attorneys’ fees). You also agree that the CU Parties will have control of the defense or settlement, at CU’s sole option, of any third-party Claims.

Disclaimers — Service is “As Is”

CU aims to give you great Services but there are some things we can’t guarantee. Your use of our Services is at your sole risk. You understand that our Services and any content posted or shared by users on the Services are provided “as is” and “as available” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. In addition, CU doesn’t represent or warrant that our Services are accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. No advice or information obtained from CU or through the Services will create any warranty or representation not expressly made in this paragraph. We may provide information about third-party products, services, activities or events, or we may allow third parties to make their content and information available on or through our Services (collectively, “Third-Party Content”). We do not control or endorse, and we make no representations or warranties regarding, any Third-Party Content. You access and use Third-Party Content at your own risk. Some locations don’t allow the disclaimers in this paragraph and so they might not apply to you.

Limitation of Liability

We don’t exclude or limit our liability to you where it would be illegal to do so; this includes any liability for the gross negligence, fraud or intentional misconduct of CU or the other CU Parties in providing the Services. In countries where the following types of exclusions aren’t allowed, we’re responsible to you only for losses and damages that are a reasonably foreseeable result of our failure to use reasonable care and skill or our breach of our contract with you. This paragraph doesn’t affect consumer rights that can’t be waived or limited by any contract or agreement.

In countries where exclusions or limitations of liability are allowed, Creative Union and related Parties won’t be liable for:

(a) Any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, punitive, or special damages, or any loss of use, data or profits, under any legal theory, even if Creative Union or the other Involved Parties have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

(b) Other than for the types of liability we can’t limit by law (as described in this section), we limit the total liability of Creative Union and the other related Parties for any claim arising out of or relating to these Terms or our Services, regardless of the form of the action, to the greater of $50.00 USD or the amount paid by you to use our Services.

 

Amendments

We may make changes to these Terms from time to time. Unless we say otherwise in our notice, the amended Terms will be effective immediately, and your continued use of our Services after we provide such notice will confirm your acceptance of the changes. If you don’t agree to the amended Terms, you must stop using our Services.

Severability

If any provision or part of a provision of these Terms is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision or part of the provision is deemed severable from these Terms and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Miscellaneous

CU’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. These Terms, and the terms and policies listed in the Other Terms and Policies that May Apply to You Section, reflect the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior agreements, statements and understandings of the parties. The section titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. Use of the word “including” will be interpreted to mean “including without limitation.” Except as otherwise provided herein, these Terms are intended solely for the benefit of the parties and are not intended to confer third-party beneficiary rights upon any other person or entity. You agree that communications and transactions between us may be conducted electronically.

Effective: 11/11/2020