Terms and Conditions


1. Introduction 


1.1. Welcome to the V1 Media Group. Your use of the V1 Media Group website and all associated websites (existing and future) is subject to the following Terms & Conditions of use, which you are deemed to accept by using the website. If you are not prepared to comply with these terms you must leave the website immediately 


1.2. Additional terms shall apply 


1.2.1. To any purchases you make through the website 


1.2.2. Where you are given an opportunity for further real estate services on the website.


1.3. Please read our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy in conjunction with these Terms & Conditions.


2. Interpretation


2.1 Definitions. In these conditions, the following definitions apply:


V1 Media Group: Refers to all online websites and social media profiles built, maintained and managed by V1 Media Group.


Membership: Refers to qualified access to the main V1 Media Group ‘Hub’ and all applicable brands. Access to brands is defined by the business entity engaged in membership and subject to final decision by V1 Media Group.


Fees: The annual membership fees payable by a member for the supply of services in accordance with our Terms & Conditions.


Additional Fees: The extra fees applicable to the purchase of further site real estate, fees for work with V1 Sales & Marketing Ltd consultancy and any other fees arranged/agreed outside of basic V1 Media Group Membership.


Membership Start Date: The date that membership fees are fully received and logged by V1 Media Group via the Flywire payments portal or any other means of payment. 


Membership Length: All memberships will be for a renewable term of 12 months, unless otherwise stated in writing.


Member: The person or company who purchases services from V1 Media Group. 


Membership (LEI) Profile: Each member has a membership profile on the showcase brand ‘Learn English In’


Cooling-Off Period: Membership can be cancelled at no charge within the first 30 days from the membership start date. A full refund will be provided.


Renewal Date: The date which is 12 months after the membership start date per calendar year.


3. Changes to these Terms & Conditions 


3.1. These Terms & Conditions may change from time to time. Please check them regularly as any changes are effective immediately upon posting to the site. Your continued use of the site after posting will be deemed acceptance of the changes.


3.2. The addition of future V1 Media Group brands will take place with notice given to members. Members may choose not to have access to any new brand, or to cancel membership upon the introduction of any new brand.


4. About our Business


4.1. All V1 Media Group sites are operated by or on behalf of V1 Sales & Marketing Ltd and its associated companies. We are a company registered in England and Wales with the company registration number 9608416. Our registered office address is Sundial House, High St, Horsell, Woking, Surrey GU21 4SU.


4.2. V1 Media Group is not a student recruitment vehicle; it is an interconnected and ever-evolving collection of websites, dedicated to the promotional needs of English language educators and associations. At no time will V1 Media Group engage in discussions of fees, commissions or agreements made between members. As such, any business relationships entered into between V1 Media Group members are at the decision and ongoing responsibility of said businesses and of no obligation or commitment to/by V1 Media Group. 


4.3. With prior notice, should it be required, V1 Media Group will grant the use of the V1 Media Group logo and branding for member marketing purposes.


5. Contract Term and Refund Policy 


5.1. Unless cancelled within the initial cooling-off period, all membership contracts are for a minimum 12-month period from registered initial payment, including any memberships which begin with introductory rates. Membership fees are to be paid in full, in advance. 


5.2. Members may cancel their membership at the end of any calendar year of membership. (We require 30 days’ notice of termination before the membership renews). Refunds will be issued only if cancellation takes place during the cooling-off period (see previous clause). If membership is cancelled outside of the cooling-off period, the membership fee for the minimum 12-month period will not be refunded, unless otherwise agreed in writing. 


5.3. Membership may be terminated immediately without refund if a member breaches any of the terms in these Terms & Conditions. 


6. 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee 


6.1. We want you to be sure you have made the right decision to become a member. You may cancel a new membership within 30 days of the order confirmation (the "cooling-off period") provided we receive written notice of such cancellation within the cooling-off period. 


6.2. To cancel your membership in accordance with 6.1. above, please email info@v1group.com supplying your company name, full postal address, post/zip code. Failure to provide the relevant information may result in your subscription not being cancelled. 


6.3. If a membership is cancelled in accordance with clause 6.1. and 6.2. we will refund the value of all remaining months left in that membership for which we have received payment.


7. Membership Contract 


7.1. When you click “Submit Order” to place your membership order online, or you fax, post, email or telephone us with details of your membership order, you are making an offer to take out a membership which, if accepted by us, will result in a binding contract. When you agree to these Terms & Conditions on behalf of a legal entity, you confirm that you are authorised to purchase and to accept these terms on behalf of that entity.   


7.2. If placing your membership order online, your credit/debit card will be debited when you click “Submit Order”. Although you will see an online confirmation page and receive an email acknowledging that your membership request has been received successfully and is being processed, the contract between us is not formed at this point. 


7.3. If placing your membership order via fax, post, email or telephone you must provide your credit/debit card details. 


7.4. V1 Media Group reserves the right not to fulfil, and to cancel, orders if we are unable to obtain payment authorisation from the issuer of your payment card or cheque, or in the event of obvious inaccuracies or mistakes in the prices that have been advertised to you. 


7.5. V1 Media Group bears no liability for any agreements members make with third parties (agents/fair organisers etc.), or for ROI on any agreements/arrangements entered into at members’ own volition. 


8. Suspension of Access to the V1 Media Group Websites 


8.1. If, for any reason, we believe you have not complied with any of these Terms & Conditions, we may, at our sole discretion, suspend or cancel your access to all or some of the websites immediately and without any advance notice. 


8.2. Without prejudice to the provisions of Clause 8, you agree to compensate V1 Media Group in respect of any claims, losses, expenses and/or liabilities (including legal fees) which arise from your use of the website(s) and/or the V1 Media Group materials (or by a third party using your username and password) including (but not limited to) any statements, contributions or other content posted on the website or any breach of the Terms & Conditions. 


9. Registration and “Entire Agreement” 


9.1. Members must provide true, accurate, current and complete information as prompted by the relevant registration form (such information being the "registration data"); and 


9.1.1. Maintain and promptly update the registration data to keep it fully up to date.


9.2. Where information (including sensitive financial or personal information) is provided to V1 Media Group (whether directly through the website or otherwise) you accept that these methods of communication cannot be 100% secure. When you send sensitive financial information to V1 Media Group, encryption software is used to attempt to prevent unauthorised access to your data. However, we cannot accept any responsibility or liability for damages (other than liability for death or physical injury arising out of the negligence of V1 Media Group or any liabilities that cannot, as a matter of law, be excluded) arising from the misuse or loss of data submitted by you to V1 Media Group directly through the website or otherwise. The provision of personal information by you and use of it by V1 Media Group is subject to our Privacy Policy


9.3. When you register on the website, you will be allocated a username and password. These account details must be used solely by you or a person allocated by you; sharing your user name and password with any other person is strictly prohibited. You also agree to: 


9.3.1. Maintain the security of your username and password, and be fully responsible for all use of the website made using your username and password. 


9.3.2. Immediately notify us if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your username and password, or any other breach of security by sending an appropriately worded email to the contact details shown in our Privacy Policy


9.3.3. Ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. V1 Media Group will not be liable for any losses, damages or costs arising from your failure to comply with these requirements. 


9.3.4. By accepting membership, you accept that V1 Media Group may monitor individuals’ site usage. This information will be used to ensure appropriate use of the site and to inform the development of our product offerings. 


10. Membership Materials & Membership (Learn English In) Profile 


10.1. With regards to your membership profile, you will agree to: 


10.1.1. Create your membership profile within 3 months of your membership start date. If a profile is not successfully created within 3 months, we reserve the right to suspend membership. 


10.1.2. Work within detailed word limits and limits to the number of media that can be uploaded as part of your membership profile. 


10.1.3. Keep your membership profile up-to-date and relevant. 


10.1.4. Provide (where requested) video hosting data for V1 Media Group to display member videos both on your profile and on the V1 Media Group YouTube channel. 


10.2. You agree that your membership and membership profile will not be used: 


10.2.1. To create a database (electronic or otherwise) that includes material downloaded or otherwise obtained from the V1 Media Group websites, except where expressly permitted. 


10.2.2. For any other commercial purposes (other than using the websites to promote your goods/services). 


10.2.3 To place unlawful material or links that take users to unlawful material or material that contravenes these Terms & Conditions. 


10.2.4. To post or re-circulate any material obtained from membership to any third party except where expressly permitted by V1 Media Group. 


10.2.5. To disseminate any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes" or any other form of solicitation to any of the V1 Media Group membership. 


10.2.6. To disseminate any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, damage, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment. 


10.2.7. To disseminate any material which may infringe the rights (including intellectual property rights) of any third party, or be unlawful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy, which may cause annoyance or inconvenience or may restrict or inhibit the use of the website by any person or which constitutes or encourages conduct that may be considered a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability in any country in the world. 


10.2.8. To disseminate any material which compromises the privacy or security of anyone other than yourself.


10.2.9. To disseminate any material which does or may bring V1 Media Group or any of its brands or subsidiaries into dispute or in any way damage their reputation. 


10.2.10. To disseminate any material where use of that material by V1 Media Group (or any third party licensed or permitted by V1 Media Group) will give rise to any third-party claims; or to post link(s) that take users to material that contravenes any of the above restrictions. 


11. Membership Renewal 


11.1. To ensure you and/or your organisation has uninterrupted access to the V1 Media Group websites, your membership contract shall automatically renew for 12 months on each anniversary of the membership start date, unless we receive prior notice of cancellation at least 30 days before the next Renewal Date. 


11.2. Subject to the clause above V1 Media Group is entitled to increase the membership fee with effect from each renewal date, only after providing 90 days’ prior notice. Your continued use of the website(s) shall constitute your acceptance of any increased membership fee. 


12. Termination of Membership 


12.1. V1 Media Group expects members to provide 300 days’ notice of the intention to terminate a membership. 


12.2. Once terminated, membership profiles will be deleted, and no further services shall be provided from the date of termination. 


13. Limitation of V1 Media Group Liability (including Content and Student Access) 


13.1. V1 Media Group will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by itself or its employees or sub-contractors in circumstances where: 


131.1. There is no breach of a legal duty of care owed to you by V1 Media Group (or its employees or sub-contractors). 


13.1.2. Such loss or damage is not a reasonably foreseeable result of any such breach. 


13.1.3. There is any increase in loss or damage resulting from your actions. 


13.2. Nothing in these Terms & Conditions shall exclude or limit V1 Media Group’s liability for: 


13.2.1. Death or personal injury caused by the negligence of V1 Media Group and/or its employees’ negligence. 


13.2.2. Fraudulent misrepresentation by V1 Media Group and/or its employees. 


14. Delivery of User-Generated Content 


14.1. The pages of the V1 Media Group website(s) where you are capable of posting content are provided for the exchange of lawful, relevant, fair and appropriate information, opinions and comment. Use of the website that is inconsistent with those stated purposes is strictly prohibited. By submitting any content to the website, you: 


14.1.1. Grant V1 Media Group the right to use that content (and all material embodied within it) for any purpose, including (without limitation) to edit, copy, reproduce, translate, disclose, post and/or remove such content from the website and hereby waive all of the moral rights that you have under Chapter IV of the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 in respect of any material you post to the website. 


14.1.2. Acknowledge that we may require you to confirm the above rights and warranties and agree to do so within 7 days of any request from V1 Media Group. 


14.1.3. If you object to the publication of any material placed on the website(s) please contact us using the contact details shown in the Privacy Policy and we will take whatever action we deem appropriate. 


14.1.3. V1 Media Group accepts no responsibility for any statements, material or other submissions placed on its online forums by members or any third party, or for any loss or damage resulting from a member’s breach of these Terms & Conditions. 


15. Intellectual Property 


Acknowledge that V1 Media Group is the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Site the Content and the Trade Marks. Subject to these Terms, V1 Media Group grants members a limited, temporary, revocable, and non-exclusive licence to access, browse and use the V1 Media Group websites (including the content and trademarks) in accordance with all Terms & Conditions. 


16. Trademarks 


16.1. All V1 Media Group trademarks (whether registered or unregistered) and graphics, logos, designs, page headers and button icons are the intellectual property of V1 Media Group. Neither they, nor any confusingly similar versions, may be used by you, including (but not limited to) as part of any trademarks and/or domain names, without the prior written consent of V1 Media Group (other than for the purpose of referring to V1 Media Group and its associated brands lawfully and in good faith). 


17. Disclaimer 


17.1. Whilst we endeavour to ensure that all V1 Media Group websites are normally available 24 hours a day, due to the inherent nature of the Internet, errors, interruptions and delays may occur in the service at any time. Accordingly, the websites are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis without any warranties of any kind, and we do not accept any liability arising from any interruption in availability. Access to the websites may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for any other reasonable cause. 


17.2. Whilst V1 Media Group endeavours to ensure that information on its websites and any related material provided is accurate and complete, it is provided only for general information. It is not intended to address your particular requirements and does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by V1 Media Group. 


17.3. Some of the content may be supplied by third parties and the accuracy and completeness of it will not have been checked by V1 Media Group. No liability shall be accepted by V1 Media Group for any inaccuracy or omission in the information provided on the websites or V1 Media Group materials. All implied warranties are excluded from these Terms & Conditions to the extent that they may be excluded as a matter of law.


18. Force majeure 


18.1. For the purposes of these Terms & Conditions, a force majeure event means an event beyond the reasonable control of V1 Media Group, including but not limited to strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving the workforce of V1 Media Group or any other party), failure of a utility service or transport network, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm or default of suppliers or subcontractors.


18.2. V1 Media Group shall not be liable to members as a result of any delay or failure to perform its obligations as a result of a force majeure event.


18.3. If the force majeure event prevents V1 Media Group from providing any of the services for more than 12 weeks, V1 Media Group shall, without limiting its other rights or remedies, have the right to terminate a contract immediately by giving written notice to the membership.


19. Assignment and subcontracting


19.1. V1 Media Group may at any time assign, transfer, charge, subcontract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights under these Terms & Conditions and may subcontract or delegate in any manner any or all of its obligations under these Terms & Conditions to any third party or agent.


19.2. Members shall not, without the prior written consent of V1 Media Group, assign, transfer, charge, subcontract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under these Terms & Conditions.


20. Notices


20.1. Any notice or other communication required to be given to a party under or in connection with these Terms & Conditions shall be in writing, and shall be delivered to the other party personally or sent by prepaid first-class post, recorded delivery or by commercial courier, at its registered office (if a company) or (in any other case) its principal place of business, or sent by fax to the other party’s main fax number.


20.2 Any notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been duly received if delivered personally, when left at the address referred to above or, if sent by pre-paid first-class post or recorded delivery, at 9.00am on the second business day after posting, or if delivered by commercial courier, on the date and at the time that the courier’s delivery receipt is signed, or if sent by fax, on the next business day after transmission.


20.3 This clause 19.3 shall not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action. For the purposes of this clause, “writing” shall not include e-mails and, for the avoidance of doubt, notice given under these Terms & Conditions shall not be validly served if sent by e-mail.


21. Waiver


21.1 A waiver of any right under these Terms & Conditions is only effective if it is in writing and shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any subsequent breach or default. No failure or delay by a party in exercising any right or remedy under these Terms & Conditions or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor preclude or restrict its further exercise. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall preclude or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.


21.2 Unless specifically provided otherwise, rights arising under these Terms & Conditions are cumulative and do not exclude rights provided by law.


22. Severance


22.1. If a court or any other competent authority finds that any provision of these Terms & Conditions (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision shall, to the extent required, be deemed deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of the Terms & Conditions shall not be affected.


22.2. If any invalid, unenforceable or illegal provision of these Terms & Conditions would be valid, enforceable and legal if some part of it were deleted, the provision shall apply with the minimum modification necessary to make it legal, valid and enforceable.


22.3. No partnership: Nothing in these Terms & Conditions is intended to, or shall be deemed to, constitute a partnership or joint venture of any kind between any of the parties, nor constitute any party the agent of another party for any purpose. No party shall have authority to act as agent for, or to bind, the other party in any way.


22.4. Third parties: A person who is not a party to these Terms & Conditions shall not have any rights under or in connection with them.


22.5. Variation: Except as set out in these Terms & Conditions, any variation, (including the introduction of any additional terms and conditions), to the Contract, shall only be binding when agreed in writing and signed by V1 Media Group.


 


23. General


23.1 These Terms & Conditions shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, English law. The courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with these Terms & Conditions, unless V1 Media Group shall elect to bring proceedings in the courts of the country of the user's residence or principal place of business.


23.2. These Terms & Conditions, as varied by V1 Media Group from time to time, form the entire understanding between us. Headings in these Terms & Conditions are for convenience only and will have no legal meaning or effect.


23.3. No delay or indulgence by V1 Media Group in enforcing the provisions of these Terms & Conditions shall affect V1 Media Group’s rights under them, nor shall any waiver of V1 Media Group’s rights operate as a waiver of any subsequent breach.


23.4. No right, power or remedy conferred upon or reserved for V1 Media Group is exclusive of any other right, power or remedy available to V1 Media Group provided either under these Terms & Conditions or as a matter of law – and each such right, power or remedy shall be cumulative.


23.5. You may not assign, sub-license or otherwise transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms & Conditions.


23.6. If any provision of these Terms & Conditions is found to be invalid, the invalidity of that provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms & Conditions, which shall remain valid and enforceable.


23.7. Nothing in these Terms & Conditions exclude liability that cannot as a matter of law be excluded and in particular (notwithstanding the limitations of liability set out above)