Terms & Conditions 

These Terms & Conditions (together with the documents referred to in it) set out the terms of use on which you may make use of our website, The-Pool.com (our site), whether as a guest or a registered user. Use of our site includes accessing, browsing or registering to use our site. Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use our site, as these will apply to your use of our site. We recommend that you print out a copy of this for future reference.

By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, you must not use our site.

These terms of use refer to our Privacy Policy, which also applies to your use of our site:

Our Privacy Policy [www.the-pool.com/privacy-policy] sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Information about us

The-Pool.com is a site operated by The Pool (UK) Limited ("We"). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 09070050 and have our registered office at 8-9 Frith Street, London, W1D 3JB. Our VAT number is 198462557.

Welcome to The Pool. We are a multi-channel destination for women looking for enriching and appropriate content from morning to night. Visitors to the site can browse articles, watch videos, listen to playlists and share content from expert contributors. We want to ensure our visitors never miss a thing, inviting you to sign up to daily emails, follow us on social media and take advantage of our scrapbook functionality to save your favourite stories, recipes and ideas.  

Changes to these terms

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make.  

Changes to our site

We may update our site from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.

Accessing our site

Our site is made available free of charge. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our site without notice. We will not be liable to you if, for any reason, our site is unavailable at any time or for any period. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

Your account and password

If you decide to sign up to The Pool, you agree to provide only accurate and current information. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at hello@thepoolltd.com.

You can access your account via the My account page the-pool.com/my-profile.

No reliance on information

The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up-to-date.

Content on The Pool refers to the written word, videos, podcasts, playlists and interactive services. As a visitor of this site, you must not copy, distribute or resell any content from the site. You may share the content on social media, print, screengrab or email for non-commercial purposes only.

Content standards and reliance

The Pool will not use offensive and defamatory language or images. We will not knowingly violate legal rights, or promote pornographic or potentially discriminatory content. We won’t deceive users and will only ever provide information or comment that is to the best of our knowledge appropriate, honest and correct.

Profile information

At the point a user signs up to The Pool, we collect the following information: first name, last name and email address. Should the user sign up to The Pool via Facebook, we will collect first name, last name, email address and Facebook profile picture by default. In addition to this, we may collect information that is public in the user’s Facebook profile, including location, age and date of birth. For more information, please check the Privacy Policy. 

Communication between The Pool and our visitors

The Pool reserves the right to send electronic mail to those who have expressed an interest in receiving further updates from The Pool by signing up to receive email communications in the form of a daily email and other weekend emails. You have the right to opt out at any time via email. You are also able to manage subscriptions settings on your profile page accessible from the header. 

UPDATE: 26 AUGUST 2015 

"The Pool Updates" will keep you in the loop with events, news and selected partnership electronic mail from selected brands. If you do not want to receive these emails, please update your settings in My Profile.

Advertising

You will see carefully curated advertising from third parties on The Pool in the form of images and text. Advertising brand partners have been carefully selected by the team at The Pool with the intention of being relevant and appropriate to The Pool’s content and audience. Although we will never set out to shock or offend our audience, we do not accept responsibility for the imagery or copy created by the brand and used within these ads. 

If you wish to advertise with The Pool, please email hello@thepoolltd.com. If you wish to make a complaint about advertising you have seen on The Pool, please email hello@thepoolltd.com.

Sponsored content

Some content on The Pool has been sponsored by third-party brands. These articles have been clearly identified. Content brand partnerships have been carefully selected by the team at The Pool with the intention of being relevant and appropriate to The Pool’s content and audience. We won’t deceive users and will only ever provide information or comment that is, to the best of our knowledge, honest and correct.

Linking to our site

You may link to our homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. 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 to our site in any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

If you wish to make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please email hello@thepoolltd.com

Third-party links and resources in our site

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources and we do not suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement by including the links.

Video and audio on demand

Audio is available on The Pool, hosted by Soundcloud. Content is posted in accordance with Soundcloud’s Terms and Conditions.

Video will be available on demand on The Pool, hosted by YouTube. Content is posted in accordance with YouTube’s Terms and Conditions.

To the best of our knowledge, we will not infringe copyright or any other intellectual property rights. If you have any concerns regarding copyright, please email hello@thepoolltd.com.

Sharing policy

You are authorised to share content you discover on The Pool via third-party social media sites including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, Google plus, LinkedIn.

Limitation of our liability

Nothing in these terms of use excludes any liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied. We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

·       use of, or inability to use, our site;

·       or use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.

If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:

·       loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;

·       business interruption;

·       loss of anticipated savings;

·       loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; 

·       or any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

If you are a consumer user, please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption or loss of business opportunity.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programmes, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Copyright infringement

Content on The Pool will never knowingly infringe any copyright or licensing agreements with third parties. Any content commissioned for The Pool has been done so in good faith, with explicit usage rights agreed upfront. 

Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights on our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Complaints

Any complaints will be treated with the utmost care and attention, please email any complaints to hello@thepoolltd.com and use the subject line: Complaint.

Contact information

For any other queries, please email hello@thepoolltd.com with as much detail as possible.

WELCOME TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ("TERMS") FOR THE EDITOR’S CIRCLE.

These Terms are between you and The Pool (UK) Limited ("The Pool", “we” or "us") and they govern our respective rights and obligations and the terms of your subscription to the Editor’s Circle, a monthly newsletter subscription service provided by us.

We are registered in England and Wales under number 09070050. Our registered office is at 8-9 Frith Street, London, United Kingdom W1D 3JB. Our VAT number is 198462557.

These Terms, together with the applicable terms and conditions related to any promotional offers provided to you within the Editor’s Circle newsletter, constitute the entire agreement between you and us relating to your Editor’s Circle subscription.

Please note that your Editor’s Circle subscription is also governed by The Pool’s privacy policy which can be found here, which (as changed over time) is incorporated into these Terms.

Please read these Terms carefully.

YOUR SUBSCRIPTION TO EDITOR’S CIRCLE

How do I become a subscriber?

To become a subscriber of Editor’s Circle, please visit the-pool.com/editors-circle. Any resident of any country may subscribe to Editor’s Circle, although we reserve the right to exclude certain territories from time to time or limit the entitlements, benefits and promotions on offer in any country. Your subscription contract with us will be concluded once you receive an email confirmation of your Editor’s Circle subscription.

By registering to become a subscriber, you agree that you have given us accurate registration details, including payment information and will ensure that we always have up to date contact information as and when they change.

What does the subscription cost?

The costs of the subscription shall be made clear to you on our sign-up pages and in your welcome email. We may vary the price of the subscription in the future, but we will always inform you of this in advance and offer you the opportunity to cancel your payment if you do not wish to pay the new price.

Once you order the service, your subscription to the service will automatically renew on a monthly basis (on the day of the month on which you made the first payment) until you cancel your service by logging into your profile on the website and unticking the ‘Editor’s Circle’ option within your “My Profile” “manage email subscription” section.

You must cancel your subscription before your billing day for each monthly period in order to avoid being automatically charged for the next month’s period of service fee.

You can pay using all major credit and debit cards and all such payments will be subject to validation checks and authorisation by the card issuer. If the issuer of your card refuses to authorise payment to us, then we will not be able to confirm your order and no contract will exist between us.

How do I cancel my subscription?

There is no long term commitment and you may cancel your subscription at any time by logging in and accessing “My Profile” or you can email us at editors.circle@thepoolltd.com and we will do it for you. If you cancel your subscription within the first 14 days and have not taken advantage of any Editor’s Circle benefits we will refund your subscription fee in full. If you cancel, your subscription and entitlement to any Editor’s Circle Benefits will cease at the point that you cancel.  Please note that if you do decide to cancel after the 14 day initial period, we will not provide refunds or credits for any partial subscription periods or any unused benefits.

Limitations

●      We reserve the right to accept or refuse subscriptions in our discretion.

●      You may not transfer or assign your Editor’s Circle subscription or any Editor’s Circle benefits, including any promotion codes, except as allowed in these terms.

●      Editor’s Circle subscribers are not permitted to purchase products for the purpose of resale, rental, or to ship to their customers or potential customers using Editor’s Circle benefits.

●      From time to time, we may choose in our sole discretion to add to, remove or amend subscription benefits.

●      Subscription to Editor’s Circle is only available to end consumers for private use and is not available for corporate accounts, legal entities or for customers who purchase items for business or institutional use or for the purpose of resale.

 

PROMOTIONAL TRIAL SUBSCRIPTION

We sometimes offer certain customers various trial or other promotional memberships, which are subject to these Terms except as otherwise stated in the promotional offers. Trial members may at any time choose not to continue to pay for the subscription amount at the end of the trial period.

AGREEMENT CHANGES

We may in our discretion amend these Terms at any time to ensure that we remain compliant with relevant laws and regulations and to ensure that we are constantly improving your subscription experience. If we make any important changes to the subscription terms we will notify you in writing. Please note that your continued subscription after any change constitutes your acceptance of the change. If you do not agree to any change, then you must cancel your subscription.

TERMINATION BY US

We may terminate your Editor’s Circle subscription at our discretion without notice. We will not give any refund for termination related to conduct that we determine, in our discretion, violates these Terms or any applicable law, involves fraud or misuse of the Editor’s Circle’s subscription and benefits, or is harmful to our interests or another user. Our failure to insist upon or enforce your strict compliance with these Terms will not constitute a waiver of any of our rights.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

We will not be liable for: (a) any economic losses (including loss of revenues, profits, contracts, anticipated savings, data or wasted expenditure; (b) any loss of goodwill or reputation; (c) any other indirect or consequential loss; and (d) any third party provider that refuses to honour the advertised promotion or discount. Nothing in this clause in any way limits or excludes our liability for negligence causing death or personal injury or for fraudulent misrepresentation or for anything that may not legally be excluded or limited. Subject to the preceding sentence, our liability shall be limited to the amount of subscription fees payable by you to us in the last 12 months under the Agreement

THIRD PARTY PARTNERS AND PROVIDERS

We may offer certain third party products and services as a benefit of being an Editor’s Circle subscriber.  Any such products and services may be subject to the terms and conditions of the third party provider. Discounts, promotions and special third party offers may be subject to additional restrictions and limitations by the third party provider. You should confirm the terms of any purchase and the use of goods or services with the specific third party provider with whom you are dealing. We do not make any representations or warranties regarding, and are not liable for, the quality, availability, or timeliness of goods or services provided by a third party provider. You undertake all transactions with these third party providers at your own risk. We do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of any information regarding third party providers. We are not an agent, representative, trustee or fiduciary of you or the third party provider in any transaction.

LAW AND JURISDICTION 

These terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it (including non-contractual disputes or claims) will be governed by English law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

 

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