Terms & 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. Please also read our Privacy Policy and our Cookie Policy in conjunction with these Terms and 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 (including the LearnEnglishIn (LEI) and SummerSchoolsIn (SSI) network of platforms existing and those created in future)

Membership: Refers to qualified access to the main V1 Media group ‘Hub’ and all applicable brand assets. Access to brands are 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 the Services in accordance with our terms and conditions.

Additional Fees: the extra fees applicable with further site real estate positioning, fees for service work with V1 Media Group (including web design, branding, video, social media influencer tours etc) and any other fees arranged/agreed outside basic V1 Media Group Membership.

Membership Start Date: Date membership fees are fully received and logged by V1MG via the FlyWire payments portal or any other means or payment. 

Membership Length: All memberships will be for a renewable term of 12-months (unless otherwise stated in writing) 

Membership: the person or company who purchases services from the V1 Media Group. 

Membership (LEI) Profiles: Each member has membership profiles created by V1 Media Group on the main LEI and SSI sites and also on all applicable country/city-specific platforms within the LEI and SSI network.

Cooling-off period: Membership can be cancelled at no charge within the first 30-days from membership start date. Full refund will be provided.

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

3. Changes to these Terms & Conditions:

3.1. We may change these Terms & conditions from time to time. Please check these Terms 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. Addition of future V1MG brands will take place with notice given to members and the ability for members not to have access to any new brand if they choose or to cancel membership upon introduction of any new brand.

4. About our business

4.1. The Site and all associated sites are operated by or on behalf of V1 Sales & Marketing Limited 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 and our VAT number is 234545708 

4.2. The V1 Media Group is an interconnected and ever-evolving collection of brands, dedicated entirely to the promotional needs of English language educators, service providers and industry associations. At no time will the V1Media 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 business entities and of no obligation or commitment to/by the V1 Media Group.

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

5. Contract Term and Refund Policy

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

5.2. You may cancel your membership at any time at the end of a calendar year of membership. We will issue refunds only in accordance with cancellations made during the cooling-off period (see previous clause).  Unless agreed otherwise by us in writing if you cancel your membership outside of the Initial cooling-off period you will not be refunded the membership fee for the minimum 12-month period.

5.3. We may terminate your membership immediately without a refund if you breach any of the terms in these terms and conditions.

6. Day Money Back Guarantee

6.1. We want you to be sure you have made the right decision to subscribe. You may cancel a new membership within 30 days of the Order Confirmation (the “Initial Period”) provided we receive written notice of such cancellation within the Initial Period.

6.2. If you want to cancel your membership in accordance with 6.1. above you must email us at [email protected] supplying your company name, full postal address, post/zip code. A failure to provide the relevant information may result in your subscription not being cancelled.

6.3. If you cancel your membership in accordance with clause 6.1. and 6.2. we will refund the value of all remaining months left in your 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 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 and 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 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 order via fax, post, email or telephone you must provide your credit card, debit card details.

7.4. We reserve 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 3rd parties (agents/fair organisers etc.), or for ROI on any agreements/arrangements entered into at the members own volition.

8. Suspension of access to the V1 Media Group website assets.

8.1. If, for any reason, V1 Media Group believes that you have not complied with any of these Terms & Conditions it may, at its sole discretion, suspend or cancel your access to all or some of the websites immediately and without giving you 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 user name and password) including in particular (but not limited to) any statements, contributions or other content posted on the website or any breach of the terms and conditions.

9. Registration and ‘entire agreement’

9.1. As a member you will 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. Where sensitive financial information is provided to V1 Media Group it uses encryption software to attempt to prevent unauthorised access to this information being obtained. However, V1 Media Group cannot accept any responsibility or liability for any 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 or information 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 V1 Media Group’s Privacy Policy.

9.3. Where you register on the website, you will be allocated a user name 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. Accordingly, you agree to:

9.3.1. Maintain the security of your user name and password and be fully responsible for all use of the website made using your user name and password;

9.3.2. Immediately notify V1 Media Group if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your user name 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 website account at the end of each session. V1 Media group cannot and 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 we may monitor individuals site usage; this information will be used to ensure appropriate use of the site and to inform product offerings and development.

10. Membership Materials & Membership Profiles:

With regards to your membership profiles:

10.1. V1 Media Group promotional brands (LEI & SSI) as an independent promotional vehicle, will create your membership profiles with an independent view. We will not copy content from existing member websites.

10.2. V1 Media Group will work within detailed word limits and within the SEO strategy we develop for the benefit of members. V1 Media Group will keep your membership profiles up-to-date and relevant (with assistance from members where changes occur)

You agree that your membership and membership profiles will not:

10.5. Be used to create a database (electronic or otherwise) that includes material downloaded or otherwise obtained from the V1 Media Group website or subsidiary websites except where expressly permitted on the website;

10.6. Be used for any other commercial purposes (which would include using the websites to promote or encourage the sale of your goods/services);

10.7. Place unlawful material or links on your membership profile where those links take users to unlawful material or material that contravenes these Terms and Conditions;

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

10.9. 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;

10.10. 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;

10.11. Disseminate any material which is or 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;

10.12. Disseminate any material which compromises the privacy or security of anyone other than yourself;

10.13. 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;

10.14. Disseminate any material where use of the 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 or people in your organisation have uninterrupted access to the V1 Media Group services, your membership contract shall renew for 12-months on each anniversary of the membership start date unless we receive prior notice of cancellation at least 60 days before the next Renewal Date.

11.2. Subject to the clause above V1 Media Group may increase the membership fee with effect from each renewal date only after providing 90-days prior notice of any membership fee increase. Your continued use of the content shall constitute your acceptance of any increased membership fee.

12. Termination of Membership:

12.1. You shall be expected to provide 90-days’ notice of the intention to terminate a membership to the V1 Media Group.

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

13. Limitation of (V1MG) liability (inc content and student access)

13.1. V1 Media Group Ltd will not be liable to you for any loss or damage caused by V1MG 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 V1MG (or its employees or sub-contractors); or

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

13.1.3. in respect of any increase in the loss or damage resulting from your actions.

13.2. Nothing in these Terms & Conditions shall exclude or limit V1MG’s liability for:

13.2.1. death or personal injury caused by the negligence of V1MG and/or its employees negligence; or

13.2.2. fraudulent misrepresentation by V1MG 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 such content and all material embodied therein for any purposes 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 V1 Media group 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. V1 Media Group reserves the right (but not the obligation) at its sole discretion to refuse, review edit, move or remove any content that is posted to, or available on, the website(s) without the need to give any reasons for doing so. If you object to the publication of any material placed on the website(s) please contact V1 Media Group using the contact details shown in our 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 our online forums by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage resulting from your breach of these Terms and Conditions.

15. Intellectual Property:

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Site the Content and the Trade Marks. Subject to these Terms, we grant you a limited, temporary, revocable, and non-exclusive licence to access, browse and use the V1 Media Group websites (including the Content and Trade Marks) in accordance with all terms & conditions.

16. Trademarks:

16.1. All V1 Media Group trade marks (whether registered or unregistered) and graphics, logos, designs, page headers and button icons are the intellectual property rights of V1 Media group and neither they nor any confusingly similar versions may be used by you including (but not limited to) as part of any trade marks 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 (only).

17. General:

17.1 These Terms & Conditions shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, English law and 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 of principal place of business.

17.2. 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 affect.

17.3. 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.

17.4. 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.

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

17.6. 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.

17.7. Nothing in these Terms & Conditions shall operate to exclude liability that cannot as a matter of law be excluded and in particular, and notwithstanding the limitations of liability set out above, our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence shall not be excluded or limited in any way.

18. Disclaimer:

18.1. Whilst V1 Media Group endeavours to ensure that all our 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 website assets may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for any other reasonable cause.

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

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

19. General:

19.1 Force majeure:

19.1.1. For the purposes of this Contract, Force Majeure Event means an event beyond the reasonable control of the Supplier including but not limited to strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving the workforce of the Supplier 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.

19.1.2. V1 Media Group shall not be liable to members as a result of any delay or failure to perform its obligations under this Contract as a result of a Force Majeure Event.

19.1.3. 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 this Contract immediately by giving written notice to the membership.

19.2 Assignment and subcontracting:

19.2.1 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 the Contract and may subcontract or delegate in any manner any or all of its obligations under the Contract to any third party or agent.
19.2.2 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 the Contract.

19.3 Notices:

19.3.1 Any notice or other communication required to be given to a party under or in connection with this Contract 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.

19.3.2 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 9.00 am 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.

19.3.3 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 this Contract shall not be validly served if sent by e-mail.

19.4 Waiver:

19.4.1 A waiver of any right under the Contract 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 the Contract 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.

19.4.2 Unless specifically provided otherwise, rights arising under the Contract are cumulative and do not exclude rights provided by law.

19.5. Severance:

19.5.1. If a court or any other competent authority finds that any provision of the Contract (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 Contract shall not be affected.

19.6. If any invalid, unenforceable or illegal provision of the Contract 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.

19.7. No partnership: Nothing in the Contract 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.

19.8. Third parties: A person who is not a party to the Contract shall not have any rights under or in connection with it.

19.9. Variation: Except as set out in these 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 the Supplier.

19.10. Governing law and jurisdiction: This Contract, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, English law, and the parties irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.