Terms of Service

Terms and conditions of use

1. Introduction

1.1 These terms and conditions shall govern your use of our website.

1.2 By using our website, you accept these terms and conditions in full; accordingly, if you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use our website.

1.3 If you register with our website, we will ask you to expressly agree to these terms and conditions.

1.4 You must be at least 16 years of age to use our website; by using our website or agreeing to these terms and conditions, you warrant and represent to us that you are at least 16 years of age.

2. Permission to use website

2.1 You may:

(a) view pages from our website in a web browser;

(b) download pages from our website for caching in a web browser;

(c) print pages from our website for your own personal and non-commercial use, providing that such printing is not systematic or excessive;

(d) stream audio and video files from our website using the media player on our website [when available]; and

(e) use our website services by means of a web browser,

subject to the other provisions of these terms and conditions.

2.2 Except as expressly permitted by Section 3.1 or the other provisions of these terms and conditions, you must not download any material from our website or save any such material to your computer.

2.3 You may only use our website for your own personal and business purposes; you must not use our website for any other purposes.

2.4 Except as expressly permitted by these terms and conditions, you must not edit or otherwise modify any material on our website.

2.5 We reserve the right to suspend or restrict access to our website, to areas of our website and/or to functionality upon our website. We may, for example, suspend access to the website during server maintenance or when we update the website. You must not circumvent or bypass, or attempt to circumvent or bypass, any access restriction measures on the website.

3. Feeds

3.1 You may access our RSS and Atom feeds using only a compatible feed reader or aggregator.

3.2 By accessing our feeds, you accept these terms and conditions.

3.3 It is a condition of this license that you include a credit for us and hyperlink to our website on each web page where our feed content is published (in such form as we may specify from time to time, or if we do not specify any particular form, in a reasonable form).

3.4 We may revoke any license relating to our feeds or feed content at any time, with or without notice.

4. Misuse of website

4.1 You must not:

(a) use our website in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the performance, availability, accessibility, integrity or security of the website;

(b) hack or otherwise tamper with our website;

(c) probe, scan or test the vulnerability of our website without our permission;

(d) circumvent any authentication or security systems or processes on or relating to our website;

(e) use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software;

(f) impose an unreasonably large load on our website resources (including bandwidth, storage capacity and processing capacity);

(g) decrypt or decipher any communications sent by or to our website without our permission;

(h) conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our express written consent;

(i) use our website except by means of our public interfaces;

(j) use data collected from our website for any direct marketing activity (including without limitation email marketing, SMS marketing, telemarketing and direct mailing); or

(k) do anything that interferes with the normal use of our website.

4.3 You must ensure that all the information you supply to us through our website, or in relation to our website, is true, accurate, current, complete and non-misleading.

5. Use on behalf of organisation

5.1 If you use our website or expressly agree to these terms and conditions in the course of a business or other organisational project, then by so doing you bind both:

(a) yourself; and

(b) the person, company or other legal entity that operates that business or organisational project,

to these terms and conditions, and in these circumstances references to “you” in these terms and conditions are to both the individual user and the relevant person, company or legal entity, unless the context requires otherwise.

6. Registration and account

6.1 You may register for an account with our website by completing and submitting the account registration form on our website, and clicking on the verification link in the email that the website will send to you.

6.2 You must not allow any other person to use your account to access the website.

6.3 You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account. Via autarki.social/contact

7. User login details

7.1 If you register for an account with our website, you will be asked to choose a user ID and password.

7.2 Your user ID must not be liable to mislead and must comply with the content rules set out in Section 16; you must not use your account or user ID for or in connection with the impersonation of any person. 

7.3 You must keep your password confidential.

7.4 You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any disclosure of your password. Via autarki.social/conatact

7.5 You are responsible for any activity on our website arising out of any failure to keep your password confidential, and may be held liable for any losses arising out of such a failure.

8. Cancellation and suspension of account

8.1 We may:

(a) edit your account details;

(b) temporarily suspend your account; and/or

(c) cancel your account,

at any time in our sole discretion if it is proven that you have breached these terms and conditions, providing that if we cancel any services you have paid for and you have not breached these terms and conditions, you will be entitled to a refund of any amounts paid to us in respect of those services that were to be provided by us to you after the date of such cancellation; we will give you reasonable written notice of any cancellation under this Section 9.1.

8.2 You may cancel your account on our website using your account control panel on the website. You will not be entitled to any refund if you cancel your account in accordance with this Section 9.2.

9. Social networking

9.1 Registered users will have access to such additional features on our website as we may from time to time determine, which may include: 

(a) facilities to complete a detailed personal profile on the website, to publish that profile on the website, and to restrict the publication of that profile to particular groups or individuals registered on the website;

(b) facilities to create groups, manage groups that you have created, join and leave groups, and share information amongst group members;

(c) the facility to send private messages via the website to particular groups or individuals registered on the website; and

(d) the facility to post and publish text and media on the website.

9.2 You acknowledge that we cannot be held responsible for the behaviour of our users, either on or off the website, and we cannot guarantee that any information provided by a user is true, accurate, complete, current and not misleading; and subject to Section 19.1 you will not hold us liable in respect of any loss or damage arising out of any user behaviour or user information.

9.3 You agree to the publication of posts relating to you, by others, on our website; you acknowledge that such posts may be critical or defamatory or otherwise unlawful; and, subject to Section 19.1, you agree that you will not hold us liable in respect of any such posts, irrespective of whether we are aware or ought to have been aware of such posts.

10. Personal profiles

10.1 All information that you supply as part of a personal profile on the website must be true, accurate, current, complete and non-misleading.

10.2 You must keep your personal profile on our website up to date.

10.3 Personal profile information must also comply with the provisions of Section 5 and Section 16.

11. Subscriptions

11.1 To become a subscriber to our website services, you must pay the applicable subscription fees. We will send you an acknowledgement of your order. If your order is accepted, we will send you an order confirmation, at which point the contract between us for the supply of the website services shall come into force.

11.2 You will have the opportunity to identify and correct input errors prior to making your order.

11.3 For so long as your account and subscription remain active in accordance with these terms and conditions, you will benefit from the features specified on our website in relation to your subscription type.

11.4 We may from time to time vary the benefits associated with a subscription, if benefits will be removed there will be a two week notice period and you shall have the right to cancel your subscription, and we will refund to you any amounts paid to us in respect of any period of subscription after the date of such cancellation.

11.5 At the end of any period of subscription for which you have paid, and subject to the other provisions of these terms and conditions, your subscription will be automatically renewed and you must pay to us the applicable subscription fees, unless you cancel the subscription using the cancellation facility on our website before the date of renewal.

12. Fees

12.1 The fees in respect of our website services will be as set out on the website from time to time.

12.2 All amounts stated in these terms and conditions or on our website.

12.3 You must pay to us the fees in respect of our website services in advance, in cleared funds, in accordance with any instructions on our website.

12.4 We may vary fees from time to time by posting new fees on our website, but this will not affect fees for services that have been previously paid.

12.5 If you dispute any payment made to us, you must contact us immediately and provide full details of your claim. Via autarki.social/contact

12.6 If you make an unjustified credit card, debit card or other charge-back then you will be liable to pay us, within 7 days following the date of our written request: 

(a) an amount equal to the amount of the charge-back;

(b) all third party expenses incurred by us in relation to the charge-back (including charges made by our or your bank or payment processor or card issuer);

(c) an administration fee of GBP 25.00 including VAT; and

(d) all our reasonable costs, losses and expenses incurred in recovering the amounts referred to in this Section 13.6 (including without limitation legal fees and debt collection fees),

and for the avoidance of doubt, if you fail to recognise or fail to remember the source of an entry on your card statement or other financial statement, and make a charge-back as a result, this will constitute an unjustified charge-back for the purposes of this Section 12.6.

12.7 If you owe us any amount under or relating to these terms and conditions, we may suspend or withdraw the provision of services to you.

12.8 We may at any time set off any amount that you owe to us against any amount that we owe to you, by sending you written notice of the set-off.

13. Distance contracts: cancellation right

13.1 This Section 14 applies if and only if you offer to contract with us, or contract with us, as a consumer – that is, as an individual acting wholly or mainly outside your trade, business, craft or profession.

13.2 You may withdraw an offer to enter into a contract with us through our website, or cancel a contract entered into with us through our website, at any time within the period:

(a) beginning upon the submission of your offer; and

(b) ending at the end of 14 days after the day on which the contract is entered into,

subject to Section 13.3. You do not have to give any reason for your withdrawal or cancellation.

13.3 You agree that we may begin the provision of services before the expiry of the period referred to in Section 13.2, and you acknowledge that, if we do begin the provision of services before the end of that period, then:

(a) if the services are fully performed, you will lose the right to cancel referred to in Section 14.2; 

(b) if the services are partially performed at the time of cancellation, you must pay to us an amount proportional to the services supplied or we may deduct such amount from any refund due to you in accordance with this Section 14.

13.4 In order to withdraw an offer to contract or cancel a contract on the basis described in this Section 14, you must inform us of your decision to withdraw or cancel (as the case may be). You may inform us by means of any clear statement setting out the decision. In the case of cancellation, you may inform us using the cancellation form that we will make available to you. To meet the cancellation deadline, it is sufficient for you to send your communication concerning the exercise of the right to cancel before the cancellation period has expired.

13.5 If you withdraw an offer to contract, or cancel a contract, on the basis described in this Section 14, you will receive a full refund of any amount you paid to us in respect of the offer or contract, except as specified in this Section 14.

13.6 We will refund money using the same method used to make the payment, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise. In any case, you will not incur any fees as a result of the refund.

13.7 We will process the refund due to you as a result of a cancellation on the basis described in this Section 14 without undue delay and, in any case, within the period of 14 days after the day on which we are informed of the cancellation.

14. Rules about your content

14.1 You warrant and represent that your content will comply with these terms and conditions.

14.2 Your content, and the use of your content by us in accordance with these terms and conditions, must not:

(A) be libellous or maliciously false;

(B) be obscene or indecent;

(C) infringe any copyright, moral right, database right, trademark right, design right, right in passing off or other intellectual property right;

(D) infringe any right of confidence, right of privacy or right under data protection legislation;

(E) be in contempt of any court or in breach of any court order;

(F) be in breach of racial or religious hatred or discrimination legislation

(G) be in breach of official secrets legislation;

(H) be in breach of any contractual obligation owed to any person;

(l) depict violence in an explicit, graphic or gratuitous manner;

(J) be pornographic;

(K) consist of or contain any instructions, advice or other information which may be acted upon and could, if acted upon, cause illness, injury or death, or any other loss or damage;

(L) constitute spam;

(M) be offensive, deceptive, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, harassing, anti-social, menacing, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory; or

(N) cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any person.

15. Report abuse

15.1 If you learn of any unlawful material or activity on our website, or any material or activity that breaches these terms and conditions, please let us know.

15.2 You can let us know about any such material or activity our report function.

16. Limited warranties

16.1 We do not warrant or represent:

(a) the completeness or accuracy of the information published on our website;

(b) that the material on the website is up to date;

(c) that the website will operate without fault; or

(d) that the website or any service on the website will remain available.

16.2 We reserve the right to discontinue or alter any or all of our website services, and to stop publishing our website, at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation; and save to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions, you will not be entitled to any compensation or other payment upon the discontinuance or alteration of any website services, or if we stop publishing the website.

16.3 To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and subject to Section 16.1, we exclude all representations and warranties relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, our website and the use of our website.

17. Limitations and exclusions of liability

17.1 Nothing in these terms and conditions will:

(a) limit or exclude any liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;

(b) limit or exclude any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

(c) limit any liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or

(d) exclude any liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law,

and, if you are a consumer, your statutory rights will not be excluded or limited by these terms and conditions, except to the extent permitted by law.

17.2 The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section 19 and elsewhere in these terms and conditions: 

(a) are subject to Section 19.1; and

(b) govern all liabilities arising under these terms and conditions or relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty, except to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions.

17.3 To the extent that our website and the information and services on our website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

17.4 We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.

17.5 We will not be liable to you in respect of any business losses, including (without limitation) loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities or goodwill.

17.6 We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.

17.7 We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.

17.8 You accept that we have an interest in limiting the personal liability of our officers and employees and, having regard to that interest, you acknowledge that we are a limited liability entity; you agree that you will not bring any claim personally against our officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website or these terms and conditions (this will not, of course, limit or exclude the liability of the limited liability entity itself for the acts and omissions of our officers and employees).

18. Indemnity

18.1 You hereby indemnify us, and undertake to keep us indemnified, against any and all losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute) incurred or suffered by us and arising directly or indirectly out of your use of our website or any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions.

19. Breaches of these terms and conditions

19.1 Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may: 

(a) send you one or more formal warnings;

(b) temporarily suspend your access to our website;

(c) permanently prohibit you from accessing our website;

(d) block computers using your IP address from accessing our website;

(E) commence legal action against you, whether for breach of contract or otherwise; and/or

(F) suspend or delete your account on our website.

19.2 Where we suspend or prohibit or block your access to our website or a part of our website, you must not take any action to circumvent such suspension or prohibition or blocking (including without limitation creating and/or using a different account).

20. Third party websites

20.1 Our website includes hyperlinks to other websites owned and operated by third parties; such hyperlinks are not recommendations.

20.2 We have no control over third party websites and their contents, and subject to Section 19.1 we accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

21. Variation

21.1 We may revise these terms and conditions from time to time.

21.2 The revised terms and conditions shall apply to the use of our website from the date of publication of the revised terms and conditions on the website, and you hereby waive any right you may otherwise have to be notified of, or to consent to, revisions of these terms and conditions.

21.3 If you have purchased any of our website services and there subsists a contract under these terms and conditions in respect of those website services, we will ask for your express agreement to any revision of that contract. We may make such revisions only for the purposes of reflecting changes to applicable law, the technology we use to provide the services and/or our internal business processes. We will give you at least 14 days’ prior written notice of any revision. If you do not give your express agreement to the revised terms and conditions within that period, the contract between us shall be automatically terminated and you will be entitled to a refund of any amounts paid to us in respect of website services that were to be provided by us to you after the date of such termination.

22. Assignment

22.1 You hereby agree that we may assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.

22.2 You may not without our prior written consent assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with any of your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions. 

23. Severability

23.1 If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect.

23.2 If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision of these terms and conditions would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect. 

24. Third party rights

24.1 A contract under these terms and conditions is for our benefit and your benefit, and is not intended to benefit or be enforceable by any third party.

24.2 The exercise of the parties’ rights under a contract under these terms and conditions is not subject to the consent of any third party.

25. Entire agreement

25.1 Subject to Section 17.1, these terms and conditions, together with our privacy and cookies policy and community guidelines, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website and shall supersede all previous agreements between you and us in relation to your use of our website.

26. Law and jurisdiction

26.1 These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws where the user resides permanently.

26.2 Any disputes relating to these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

27. Statutory and regulatory disclosures

27.1 We will not file a copy of these terms and conditions specifically in relation to each user or customer and, if we update these terms and conditions, the version to which you originally agreed will no longer be available on our website. We recommend that you consider saving a copy of these terms and conditions for future reference.

27.2 These terms and conditions are available in the English language only.

27.3 We are registered with companies house; you can find the online version of the register at https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/13134465, and our registration number is 13134465.

28. Our details

28.1 This website is owned and operated by Autarki Social Ltd.

28.2 We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 13134465, and our registered address is at 64 Nile Street, London, England, N1 7SR

28.3 You can contact us:

Using our contact form at autarki.social/contact