Terms and Conditions

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you:

  • the terms of use on which you may make use of our website www.wearelikeminds.com (our site), whether as a visitor or a registered member of our community;
  • the terms of booking for our events;
  • the terms of use of the Like Minds Club (together our services).

We do not want there to be any misunderstanding between you and us or any other members of the Like Minds community so we ask that you read these terms carefully before you start to use the site or the services.

Obviously if you start using our site or services, we will assume that you accept these terms and that you agree to follow them. If you do not agree to these terms, please refrain from using our site or services.

 

Delivery of items

Only digital items are sold at wearelikeminds.com, in the form of tickets or digital content, or membership to the Like Minds Club. Therefore delivery time is the immediate delivery of a purchase email and/or e-ticket, but no deliver of any actual goods.

 

Returns Policy

At wearelikeminds.com we want you to be happy with your shopping experience. If for any reason you are not totally satisfied with your order within 30 days (60 days for international orders) from the date of shipment, simply send an email to shop@wearelikeminds.com and request a return authorization form and number.

All returned products must be unworn and unwashed (no exceptions). Exchanges must be made for garments or products of equal or lesser value.

All refunds will be subject to a 10% restocking fee

Postage must be paid on all returned items to us with the exception of defects or shipping errors on our end.

If you received a defective or wrong item, we’ll reimburse you for the return shipping. Please include the shipping receipt and send it back to us. With the receipt included, we’ll reimburse you for the cost of shipping the item back to us via regular mail. Unfortunately, we will not reimburse for express shipping, so be sure to send it back via regular mail. The original shipping cost is non-refundable.

Refunds on postage are not given on returned items that have shipped.

 

Have you got any ID?

The first thing we should point out is that our services, the events, the club and the online community are for persons over the age of 18.  Whilst we don’t want to discourage future likeminders we need to protect our children and young adults.  Please do not register on our site or for our services if you are under 18.

 

Information about the Like Minds Organisation

The legal stuff is below but the story of Like Minds is here.

www.wearelikeminds.com is a site operated by We Are Like Minds Limited (“We”).  We are registered in England and Wales as a limited company under number 07186845 and have our registered office at 95 Station Road, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 2BD.  Our VAT number is 992899629.

 

Contact

You can always contact a member of the Like Minds team here.

 

Accessing our site

Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

 

Like Minds Community

We believe that the Like Minds Community will be stronger if you register as a member.  Therefore, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to members who have registered with us.  When you register we collect and use your data in accordance with our privacy policy.

We, like everyone else in the community at large, have a duty to protect minors so we do not allow persons under the age of 18 to become a registered member of our community or contract for our services.

We want the Like Minds  community to be an innovative, dynamic and safe place for like-minded members to benefit.  To keep it that way we ask that you respect other members and follow our Like Minds Community Rules when posting any material or interacting with other members.

You will be asked to choose a username and password as part of our member registration procedures. It is in both our interests that these are kept confidential – please don’t disclose them to any third party.

In the unlikely event that you don’t comply with these terms or our Community Rules we reserve the right to disable your member profile including your user name and password.

Any material you upload to the Like Minds Community will be considered non-confidential and that you are allowing us to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose.

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

It would be self defeating for us to moderate any content within the Community as it is for the Community to manage.  As such we will not be responsible, or liable, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site.

Whilst we do not moderate content we reserve the have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in our Like Minds Community Rules.

 

Like Minds Social

We use various platforms to engage the Like Minds community such as LinkedIn and in particular the Twitter hashtag #LikeMinds.

We do not own or control these platforms or hashtags and their use is governed by the respective site’s terms.   All we ask is that you read and comply with those terms.  We also ask you to recognise that we do not supply these platforms and as such they may be unavailable from time to time or misused by others.

When using #LikeMinds we ask that you consider your global and unrestricted audience and consider the Like Minds Community Rules.

 

Like Minds Alumni and Other third Parties

Like Minds Alumni and Partners are some of our best friends and respected sponsors.  Please note that they are not employees or agents of We Are Like Minds Limited and that we are not responsible for what their work or their comments. These terms do not create any right enforceable by any person other than you and us.

 

Our Partners

Our partners sponsor our events and other services.  Our legal bods would like to us to point out that they are not technically our legal “partners” (yawn) and are separate organisations.  This is because we are not responsible for their work or comments and if you choose to engage with them you do so at your own risk.

 

Content Copyright

There is lots of great content our website including blog posts, video insights, pictures and more.  All of this content is protected by copyright and belongs either to us, our partners or other contributors.

You will see from our website that we reserve all copyrights but we do allow you to print off one copy, and you may download extracts, of any pages from our site for your personal reference or other non-commercial use as long as you retain the copyright acknowledgement “© We Are Like Minds Limited” on such copies.

Because we do not own all the material and content in our site we can not permit you to reproduce, broadcast, transmit or modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way.

We listen to all requests to licence content and materials from our site for your business or other commercial purpose (contact us) but you must not use any illustrations, copy, posts, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics without someone from We Are Like Minds Limited granting you prior written permission to do so.

 

Trade marks

“We Are Like Minds” and “Like Minds” our trading names of We Are Like Minds Limited and we, having spent a lot of time and effort creating goodwill in these names claim them as our trademarks.

Whilst we want the community to feel part of a movement that they are contributing our trade marks may only be used with our written consent.

 

Event Broadcasting

We often broadcast our events live through our site to engage a bigger audience and to allow you to review the event at your leisure.  Whilst we ask our speakers and facilitators not to swear or make any inappropriate gestures or comments we can not control them on the day in a live broadcast.

We use third party software and filming suppliers to provide this live broadcast service through our site so we are unable to give assurances as to availability, delay or quality.

We therefore disclaim any liability or responsibility if the broadcast is unavailable of poor quality contains profanity or other inappropriate words or gestures.

 

Reliance on information and Content posted

Commentary and other materials posted on our site by us are for your information but is not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed.  Material posted by others may, of course, be completely wrong.

We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, registered member of our community or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

 

Our site and Community changes regularly

We aim to update our site, and in particular the blog, regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

 

Our liability

As we mentioned above, the material and content displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy and we accept no responsibility or liability for them.

We promise to carry out all our services with reasonable care and skill.  Otherwise, to the extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.

If we do get things wrong we will only be responsible for your direct loss (up to the limit below) and not any loss of profits, loss of data, loss of business, loss of income, depletion of goodwill or similar losses or for any special, indirect or consequential loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses of whatever type.

If you book a place at an event, social event, join the Like Minds Club or contract with us for any other paid service via our site our entire liability (including any liability for something our employees did) to you under contract, tort, misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise, arising in connection with the performance, part or non-performance of the services shall be limited to the amount you paid to us for that service.

We have to make it clear that we accept full liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, and any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited by law.

 

Information about you and your visits to our site

Our privacy policy explains what we do with your personal information that you give us.  By using our site, or our services you consent to these uses and you promise that the data you provide is accurate.

 

Transactions concluded through our site

If you request services through our site these are also governed by the relevant terms set out below.

By placing an order through our site, you warrant (a legal promise to us) that you are at least 18 years old. If you are not 18 you may not apply for any of our services or join our Club.

 

Viruses, hacking and other offences

Obviously we expect our members and visitors not to not misuse our site by knowingly introduce viruses or other material which is technologically harmful.

In addition you must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or any other methodology.

We didn’t know and don’t think many people are aware that breaching this provision, would mean that you have committed a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

 

Linking to our site

You may link to our home page, 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.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

You may not create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. You need to ensure that the website from which you are linking complies in all respects with the content standards set out in our Like Minds Community Rules[INSERT LINK]. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

 

Links from our site

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, including our partners or alumni, these links are provided for your information only.  We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

 

Events outside of our control

We shall not be liable to you for any breach of these terms if such breach is due to an act, event, omission or accident beyond our reasonable control (Force Majeure Event).

If a Force Majeure Event occurs, we shall inform you as soon as possible and take all reasonable steps to minimise the effects of the Force Majeure event and to restart the provision of the relevant service as soon as possible.  However, this could mean postponing or cancelling an event.

 

Jurisdiction and applicable law

Despite the global nature of Like Minds community our company is based in England and therefore we must make it clear that the English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site.  These terms will also be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

 

Your concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site or our services, please contact us.

 

Terms for Booking Events

These terms, together with our General Terms above, set out the basis on which we offer you tickets to our events (events).  You need to accept these terms in order to complete the on line booking process requesting a ticket for an event.

 

Booking

After completing your booking request, you should receive an e-mail from us acknowledging that we have received your booking. The contract between us will only be formed if you have received this booking confirmation email.  If you have not received this confirmation and believe you should have done please contact us.

The full cost of the event will be charged to you at the time of booking.  Tickets are not transferable or refundable except as set out below.

The re-sale of tickets by anyone other than us is strictly prohibited and may invalidate the ticket. Any ticket sold for profit or commercial gain by anyone other than Like Minds will be invalid for entry.

 

VAT

All bookings are subject to VAT and we will charge you at the appropriate rate.  As you know the government changes this rate and we will charge you the rate applicable at the time of your booking.

 

Discounts

To gain the benefit of a discount you must enter the code provided when you enter your payment details.  Discounts will be provided on a first come first served basis up to the publicised limit.  There is no refund available if you fail to enter the code at the time of paying for your ticket t.  Therefore, please check the amount of your transaction before completing.

 

Cancellation, Refunds and Transfers

Cancellations received by us at least 30 days before the event will result in a full refund.  Thereafter (unless the Consumer Cancellation paragraph below applies to you) there is no refund. At this point in time we will have contractually committed to the venue, speakers and equipment based on the bookings at that point in time.

You may transfer a booking from you to someone else on line and free of charge but this will only be possible up to 14 days prior to the event.  At this point in time we will commit to badge and avatar printing, the distribution of attendee lists and, if appropriate, allocation of attendees to groups.

If we cancel the event, you will be entitled to a full refund.  This will be credited to the card used to pay for the booking as soon as practicable.  If we postpone an event then we will offer you the option of transferring to the postponed event or having a full refund.

All refunds will be to the card used to pay for the booking.

 

Consumer Cancellation

This paragraph only applies if you are going to attend an event as a consumer and not as part of your day to day business, for example if you are a student.  If this applies to you, then you are also entitled to cancel an event booking at any time within seven working days of the day after you received our booking confirmation email. To do this you must inform us in writing, and you will receive a full refund.

 

The Event

We work hard throughout the year to bring you some of the best speakers from around the world but sometimes people get ill or something else beyond our control happens.  Therefore, we reserve the right to make any alterations to the advertised format, venue, programme or speakers without being obliged to offer refund or exchange.

Where an event includes an immersive and workshop or similar elements that have limited numbers places will be allocated on a ‘first come’ basis.  We will email you details of these closer to the event date with instructions on how to select your immersive.  Once you have made your choices these cannot be changed.

Please note that ‘immersive’ and workshop places vary depending on the topic, venue and facilitator.

You understand that events such as musical and film events while carefully chosen by us are outside our control and that the format and content may be altered at short notice.

 

Conduct at the Event

We the right to refuse admission if we have reason to believe you are unfit to attend or your behaviour is inappropriate. Each venue will have its own rules and regulations with which you need to comply as well as all relevant statutes and safety announcements.

You acknowledge that we are entitled to conduct security searches or ask for identification as a condition of entry.

You may not use cameras or any other electronic or digital recording, photographing or imaging devices during the event without permission. Mobile phones and pagers must be set to silent at all times.

You consent to the recording and filming of yourself as a member of the audience.

We can accept no responsibility for any personal property at an event.

Breach of any of these conditions or any unacceptable behaviour likely to cause damage, nuisance or injury will enable us or the venue to eject you from the venue.

 

Terms for Joining the Like Minds Club

These terms, together with our General Terms above and the Membership Terms set out the basis on which we offer membership to our Like Minds Club (club membership).  You need to accept these club membership terms in order to complete the on line booking process to apply for club membership.  You will see that you agree to enter into a contract with Connections at Trafalgar Square and abide by its rules when using or booking any of the Club facilities.

After completing your membership request, you should receive an e-mail from us acknowledging that we have received your request. You will only be a  member if you have received this confirmation email.  If you do not receive this confirmation and believe you should have done please contact us.

We do not own the physical facilities currently provided by membership of the Like Minds Club – they are owned and operated by Connections at Trafalgar Square (a ‘Club Quarters’ Hotel) – and accordingly we cannot be responsible for anything that occurs on those premises or any other Club Quarters hotels.

If we decide to move the Club to alternative premises we will give you as much notice as possible and ensure that the replacement facilities in London are reasonably comparable.