Our mission is to develop and support entrepreneurship Worldwide and to help and encourage the sustainable development of international businesses around the world.
Through the opportunities and services provided by IBA to its members, the International Business Alliance aims to promote innovative and creative business thinking and to facilitate a supportive environment for the exchange of successful business models, experiences and good practices among our fellow countrymen across the globe.
You agree that by clicking “Join IBA Now”, “Grow your business. Join the IBA business directory”, “Our exclusive program”, “Sign me Up” or similar, registering, accessing or using our services (described below), you are agreeing to enter into a legally binding contract with IBA International Business Alliance (even if you are using our Services on behalf of a company, as a freelancer or for personal non professional use). If you do not agree to this contract (“Contract” or “User Agreement”), do not click “Join IBA Now” (or similar) and do not access or otherwise use any of our Services.
This Contract applies to ibaconnect.com, IBA-branded apps, and other IBA-related sites, apps, communications and other services that state that they are offered under this Contract (“Services”), including the offsite collection of data for those Services. Registered users of our Services are “Members” and unregistered users are “Visitors”. This Contract applies to both. Everyone who visits the site can preview the content of the page being accessed, as for engagement you MUST be a registered user of IBA and Logged in to the system.
Members and Visitors
When you register and join IBA, you become a Member. If you have chosen not to register for our Services, you may access certain features as a visitor.
You can become a member of IBA either as a person or as a company. You can later affiliate your personal profile with your business page on IBA. Creating a premium profile and/or becoming an IBA Chapter Member are paid features.
When submitting a premium membership request we will hold off your application until you prove your payment method and successfully complete the transaction.
If you are eligible to become a member of IBA via a free or discount package, you will be requested to provide legitimate proof of eligibility (student card, charity registrations etc) in order to have your account approved.
The Services are not for use by anyone under the age of 18.
To use the Services, you agree that: (1) you must be the “Minimum Age” or older; (2) you will only have one IBA account, which must be in your real name of legitimate company or Business name; and (3) you are not already restricted by IBA from using the Services.
Members are account holders. You agree to: (1) try to choose a strong and secure password; (2) keep your password secure and confidential; (3) not transfer any part of your account (e.g., connections) and (4) follow the law and our list of Dos and Don’ts. You are responsible for anything that happens on your account unless you close it or report misuse.
As between you and others, your account belongs to you. However, if the Services were purchased by another party for you to use, the party paying for such Service has the right to control access to and get reports on your use of such paid Service; however, they do not have rights to your personal account.
If you buy any of our paid Services, you agree to pay us the applicable fees and taxes and to additional terms specific to the paid Services. Failure to pay these fees will result in the termination of your paid Services. Also, you agree that:
Your purchase may be subject to foreign exchange fees or differences in prices based on location (e.g. exchange rates).
We may store and continue billing your payment method (e.g. credit card) even after the initial purchase plan has expired, to avoid interruptions in your Services and to use in order to process payments for other Services you may buy.
If you purchase a subscription, your payment method will be charged automatically at the start of each subscription period for the fees and taxes applicable to that period. To avoid future charges, cancel before the renewal date.
All of your purchases of Services are subject to IBA’s refund policy.
We may calculate taxes payable by you based on the billing information that you provide us at the time of purchase.
IBA will never share your billing preferences, methods and accounts with any other party including state officials, banks and legal enforcers.
You won’t have to input a payment method if you have become an IBA member via one of our free plans unless you decide to purchase additional paid services.
Our Services allow messaging and sharing of information in many ways, such as your profile, links to news articles, job postings, webinars, face to face events and blogs. Information and content that you share or post may be seen by other Members or Visitors. Where we have used the privacy settings available, we will honour the choices you make about who can see content or information (e.g., message content to your addresses, sharing content only to IBA connections, restricting your profile visibility etc).
We are not obligated to publish any information or content on our Service and can remove it in our sole discretion, with or without notice.
RIGHTS AND LIMITS
As between you and IBA, you own the content and information that you submit or post to the Services and you are only granting IBA the following non-exclusive license: A worldwide, transferable and sublicensable right to use, copy, modify, distribute, publish, and process, information and content that you provide through our Services, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or others. These rights are limited in the following ways
You can end this license for specific content by deleting such content from the Services, or generally by closing your account, except (a) to the extent you shared it with others as part of the Service and they copied, re-shared it or stored it and (b) for the reasonable time it takes to remove from backup and other systems.
We will get your consent if we want to give third parties the right to publish your posts beyond the Service. However, other Members and/or Visitors may access and share your content and information, consistent with your privacy choices.
While we may edit and make formatting changes to your content (such as translating it, modifying the size, layout or file type or removing metadata), we will not modify the meaning of your expression.
You agree to only provide content or information that does not violate the law nor anyone’s rights (including intellectual property rights). You also agree that your profile information will be truthful.
We may change or discontinue any of our Services. We don’t promise to store or keep showing any information and content that you’ve posted.
By using the Services, you may encounter content or information that might be inaccurate, incomplete, delayed, misleading, illegal, offensive or otherwise harmful. IBA generally does not review content provided by our Members or others. You agree that we are not responsible for others’ (including other Members’) content or information. We cannot always prevent this misuse of our services, and you agree that we are not responsible for any such misuse.
IBA will collect your email and other data you input to your account. IBA will never share any private information about the members without their consent. IBA might send you periodical email updates that you can unsubscribe from and still remain a member of IBA.
IBA obtains the right to provide your email address to other people and businesses that might be of interest and under the consent of the IBA purpose.
IBA reserves the right to limit your use of the Services. IBA reserves the right to restrict, suspend, or terminate your account if IBA believes that you may be in breach of this Contract or law or are misusing the Services.
IBA does not allow opting out from website ads. You can only opt in or out from the mailing list at any time. Even the paid membership and premium plans are limited to ads exposure.
IBA is not and never will be held responsible for any malware that might be transferred to your device by leaving IBA via 3rd party ad link or a link posted by other members or visitors.
Intellectual Property Rights
IBA reserves all of its intellectual property rights in the Services. Using the Services does not give you any ownership in our Services or the content or information made available through our Services. Trademarks and logos used in connection with the Services are the trademarks of their respective owners. IBA, service marks, graphics, and logos used for our Services are trademarks or registered trademarks of IBA.
DISCLAIMER AND LIMIT OF LIABILITY
To the extent allowed under law, IBA (and those that IBA works with to provide the services) (a) disclaim all implied warranties and representations (e.g. warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy of data, and non-infringement); (b) do not guarantee that the services will function without interruption or errors, and (c) provide the service (including content and information) on an “as is” and “as available” basis.
Some laws do not allow certain disclaimers, so some or all of these disclaimers may not apply to you, but when using IBA as a Member you must obey IBA rules.
Exclusion of Liability
To the extent permitted by law (and unless IBA has entered into a separate written agreement that overrides this contract), IBA (and those that IBA works with to provide the services) shall not be liable to you or others for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, or any loss of data, opportunities, reputation, profits or revenues, related to the services (e.g. offensive or defamatory statements, down time or loss, use of, or changes to, your information or content).
This limitation of liability is part of the basis of the contract between you and IBA and shall apply to all claims of liability (e.g. warranty, tort, negligence, contract, law) and even if IBA has been told of the possibility of any such damage, and even if these remedies fail their essential purpose.
Some laws do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability, so these limits may not apply to you, therefore all IBA members must be 18 or over, or whatever age is applicable at the country of origin of the appropriate IBA member.
Both you and IBA may terminate this Contract at any time with notice to the other. On termination, you lose the right to access or use the Services. The following shall survive termination:
Our rights to use and disclose your feedback;
Members and/or Visitors’ rights to further re-share content and information you shared through the Service to the extent copied or re-shared prior to termination;
Any amounts owed by either party prior to termination remain owed after termination.
You can visit our Help Centre to close your account.
You agree that the laws of UK, excluding conflict of laws rules, shall exclusively govern any dispute relating to this Contract and/or the Services. We both agree that all of these claims can only be litigated in London, England, and we each agree to personal jurisdiction of the courts located in London, England.
If a court with authority over this Contract finds any part of it not enforceable, you and us agree that the court should modify the terms to make that part enforceable while still achieving its intent. If the court cannot do that, you and us agree to ask the court to remove that unenforceable part and still enforce the rest of this Contract. To the extent allowed by law, the English language version of this Contract is binding and other translations are for convenience only. This Contract (including additional terms that may be provided by us when you engage with a feature of the Services) is the only agreement between us regarding the Services and supersedes all prior agreements for the Services.
If we don’t act to enforce a breach of this Contract, that does not mean that IBA has waived its right to enforce this Contract. You may not assign or transfer this Contract (or your membership or use of Services) to anyone without our consent. There are no third party beneficiaries to this Contract.
We reserve the right to change the terms of this Contract and will provide you notice if we do and we agree that changes cannot be retroactive. If you don’t agree to these changes, you must stop using the Services.
You agree that the only way to provide us legal notice is at the addresses provided in Section 10.
COMPLAINTS REGARDING CONTENT
We respect the intellectual property rights of others. We require that information posted by Members be accurate and not in violation of the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties. We provide a policy and process for complaints concerning content posted by our Members.
HOW TO CONTACT US
If you want to send us notices or service of process, please contact us at via this form. You can also reach us by mail at this address:
IBA International Business Alliance
3C Blake Mews, Richmond TW9 3GA