Terms of Use

Updated version: 22 February 2022

The Community Website Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”) are defining the conditions under which you may access and use the Community Website and all the functionalities provided (hereinafter designated together the “Service”).

By accessing or using the Service or by logging into with your allocated User ID, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. The User undertakes to have legal ability and means required to access and use the Service and acknowledges to have read, understood and accepted without limitation or reservation the Terms of Use, which apply in addition to the Sonalife Limited privacy policy and the Cookie Policy, (collectively, “Privacy Policies”), as may be updated from time to time.

These Terms of Service are permanently available at www.sonalife.ie.

Please review these Terms of Service carefully prior to using the Service.  If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, please do not use the Service. 

1. Definitions

Community Website: the online platform named Sonalife Connect, edited by Hivebrite and provided by Sonalife Limited, allowing User to benefit from the Service.

Data Protection Law:  means: the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation)

User Account: means a dedicated online account opened by any visitor and providing an access to the Service.

Identifiers: means login and password or social login the User used to create the User Account.

Party or Parties: means the User and Sonalife Limited designated either individually or collectively.

Service: means the Community Website and all the functionalities provided thereto and described in the Terms and Conditions.

Service Content: any data, text, files, information, usernames, images, graphics, photos, profiles, audio and video clips, sounds, works of authorship, applications, links, and other content or materials made available during the Service.

User or Users:  means any person authorized by Sonalife Limited   to access and use of the Service after creation of a User Account.

User Content: any content created, posted, or shared by the User, on or through the Service including any information, data, photos and other content relating to the User.

2. Term

The Terms of Service will come into effect on first access to the Service for the entire duration of use.

3. Description of the Service

The Service enables Users to connect with each other, build communities, or also do networking.

The Service comprises a suite of online services provided by Sonalife Limited, allowing the User to:

  • Connect with people of Sonalife Connect, groups, businesses the User is interested in:
    • Live feed: allows Users to have access to a newsfeed aggregating contents posted via the application. They can comment on the posts.
    • Recommend: allows Users to suggest someone to be invited by the admin.
    • Geolocation: allows Users to be located via their device in order to know who is near them.
    • Mentoring: allows Users to declare themselves mentors in specific domains so they can be contacted by users wishing to be mentored.
  • Communicate with others by sharing content such as status, photos, videos, sending private messages, as well as creating events, groups, or projects.
    • Directory: provide with the contact details of other Users.
    • Private messages: allow Users to discuss by private messages.
    • Projects: allows Users to create a project.
    • Groups: Users can be part of  groups with all the features of the application.
    • Event organization: allows Users to create events.
  • Ensure the safety and integrity of the Community Website with a reporting tool allowing the Users to signal contents and other Users.
  • Participate in fundraising events organized by Sonalife Limited;
  • Share job offers or apply to job offers published in the Community Website;
  • Stay up to date with news about Sonalife Limited, your organization and activities in the Community Website:
    • Email campaign: the User can receive emails campaigns from Sonalife Limited 
    • o      Notification: Users that have agreed can receive notifications sent by Sonalife Limited
    • Media center: Users can upload files that are stored in the Community Website.

These Terms of Service govern the use of each component of the Service. 

4. Access to the Service

Access to the Service shall be subject to the creation of a User Account.

The Service is available on the website www.sonalife.ie or www.sonalifeconnect.ie.

4.1. Requirements for the access to the Service

In order to access the Service the User must ensure that it has (the “User’s System”):

  • The ability and means required to access the Services and to use it;
  • The appropriate hardware (computer, smartphone…) and operating software and shall carry out the responsibility of the maintenance and the security;
  • An Internet access from any access provider of the User’s choice;
  • An adapted configuration of the browser.

Users shall bear all the costs for accessing the Service.

4.2. Creation of the User Account

This shall require the entering of personal identification data through an online registration form:

The User shall enter user identification data such as: name, surname, email etc.

The User agrees to provide only accurate and complete information when creating or updating his/her Account information.

4.3. Access modalities

In order to benefit from the Services, the User must log-in and insert the Identifiers/log in with the applicable third-party service the User used to create the User Account. Identifiers are personal and confidential. Users are responsible for keeping it secret and not disclose it to any third party in any form and for any reason whatsoever.

The User’s login can only be changed at the request of the User or at the initiative of Sonalife Limited. The User’s password is modifiable by the User through the User’s Account. The User is solely and entirely responsible for the use of the User’s Identifiers and undertakes to do everything possible to keep it secret and not to disclose them to anyone, in any form whatsoever and for any reason whatsoever. If the User forgets her/his password, the User can generate a new one by clicking on the link “Reset my password”.

The User is solely responsible for the activity that occurs on its User Account and will be responsible to keep its Identifiers secure and for the use of his Identifiers by third-parties or for any actions or declarations made through his User Account, whether fraudulent or not, and guarantees Sonalife Limited against any request in this respect.

If the User has reason to believe that a person is fraudulently using identification elements or his User Account, she or he must immediately inform Sonalife Limited by e-mail at the following address connect@sonalife.ie.

The User is solely responsible for the improper access, damage, disruption, loss or theft and adverse consequences caused by its breach of the confidentiality of the Identifiers. In case of loss, misappropriation or unauthorized use of its password, the User shall immediately notify Sonalife Limited.

Users may not use another’s account without permission. A User Account may not be shared, transferred, or sold to other parties, nor are they to be used by or made available to any person or entity except the registered user.  

5. Intellectual property

5.1 Company’s ownership

The Service and the Service Content belong and shall remain the property of Sonalife Limited or its licensors as appropriate, and is protected by copyright, patent when applicable, trade secret and other intellectual property laws.

The User shall not acquire any of such rights title and interest (including, without limitation, all intellectual property rights such as copies, modifications, extensions and derivative works thereof) save as otherwise expressly set out in this Article 5.1 and the User shall take all necessary measures to this effect. All rights not expressly granted to Users are reserved and retained.

Any reproduction, representation, distribution, modification, adaptation or translation of any Service Content, in whole or in part, in any form and current or future medium is strictly prohibited, except within the limit of the Terms of Service or with prior express authorization of Sonalife Limited. Any use of the Service Content not expressly authorized by Sonalife Limited shall constitute a violation of the Terms of Use and a violation of intellectual property rights.

Except as specifically permitted by these Terms of Use, User may not use or register any name, logo, brand or insignia of Sonalife Limited or any of its affiliates for any purpose except with Sonalife Limited prior written approval and in accordance with any restrictions required by Sonalife Limited. These are the property of Sonalife Limited or are subject to rights to use, duplicate or represent/communicate to the public that have been granted to such.

Sonalife Limited is the producer of databases on the Community Website and Sonalife Limited is the owner of any databases made available. The User shall not extract or reuse any portion of the databases (for the avoidance of doubt in quantitative or qualitative form), including for private purpose.

5. 2 User’s right of use

Sonalife Limited grants the User access and use rights to use the Service for User’s personal, non-commercial purposes. The User may only use the Community Website on devices that User owns or controls. User may use the Service and the Service Content only in the manner and for the purposes specified in these Terms of Use. 

In connection with the use of the Services and Service Content or User’s Content, except as specifically permitted by these Terms of Use, User may not (1) use it in excess of any applicable contractual use limits (including as stated in an Order Form), or in a manner that circumvents use limits or technological access control measures; (1) license, sub-license, sell, re-sell, rent, lease, transfer, distribute, time share, or otherwise make any of it available for access by third-parties, except as may be otherwise expressly stated herein or in an Order Form; (2) access it for purposes of developing or operating products or services for third-parties in competition with Sonalife Limited or Hivebrite; (3) disassemble, reverse engineer, or decompile it; (4) copy, create derivative works based on, or otherwise modify it, except as may be otherwise expressly stated in these Terms of Use; (5) remove or modify a copyright or other proprietary rights notice in it; (7) use it in violation of any applicable law, rule or regulation (including those applicable to collection and processing of personal data through the Services);  (8) use it to reproduce, distribute, display, transmit, or use material protected by copyright or other intellectual property rights (including the rights of publicity) without first obtaining the owner’s permission; (9) use it to create, use, send, store, or run viruses or other harmful computer code, files, scripts, agents, or other programs, or otherwise engage in a malicious act or disrupt its security, integrity, or operation; (10) access or disable any Sonalife Limited or third-party data, software, or network; (11) probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network; (12) remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with any security measures of any network, computer or communications system, software application, or network or computing device.

6. User’s undertakings

When User shares, posts or uploads User Content that is covered by intellectual property rights on or in connection with the Service, you grant Sonalife Limited a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, perpetual and worldwide licence to use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or display, translate and create derivative works of your User Content (in accordance with the then current Privacy Policies).

The User represents and warrants that she or he retains ownership of all of his intellectual property rights in the User Content or that this User Content is subject to a license granted to the User by a third party holding these rights, under conditions allowing the User to freely use and/or transfer these elements for the purpose of using the Service, under the conditions described in the Terms and Conditions. Sonalife Limited does not claim ownership of the User Content.   

The User indemnifies and holds Sonalife Limited harmless from all claims or actions brought by third parties on the grounds of an infringement of their rights, including, without limitation, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark and/or other intellectual property rights or privacy rights in the User Content.

By using the Service, the User represents and warrants that she or he has the legal right and capacity to enter into these Terms of Use in the User’s jurisdiction.

User warrants to be at least 16 years of age or older or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and is fully competent, to use the Service and to enter into and comply with these Terms of Use.  If the User is under the age of 16 years, the User must obtain verifiable consent from a parent or legal guardian. The parent or legal guardian shall be able to provide consent to her or his child’s use of the Service and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use in respect to her or his child’s use of the Service.

Persons aged 13 years old or less are not authorized to access the Service.

 7. User’s rules of conduct

User may not post content which includes, but is not limited to: (i) sexually explicit materials; (ii) obscene, misleading, libelous, slanderous, violent, hateful and/or unlawful content or profanity; (iii) content that infringes upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary right, or that is deceptive or fraudulent; (iv) content that promotes the use or sale of illegal or regulated substances, tobacco products, ammunition and/or firearms; and (v) gambling, including without limitation, any online casino, sports books, bingo or poker (“Objectionable Content”)via the Service.

User may not defame, stalk, bully, abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate people or entities and must not post private or confidential information via the Service, including, without limitation, the User or any other person’s credit card information, social security or alternate national identity numbers, non-public phone numbers or non-public email addresses.

User must not create accounts with the Service through unauthorized means, including but not limited to, by using an automated device, script, bot, spider, crawler or scraper.

User must not attempt to restrict another User from using or enjoying the Service and must not encourage or facilitate violations of these Terms of Service. 

User may only make non-commercial uses of the Service and Service Content. Use of Service or the Service Content for any commercial, public or political purpose is strictly prohibited.  Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to: (1) activities that are illegal or fraudulent; (2) use that inaccurately implies endorsement, approval, or sponsorship by Sonalife Limited (or any individual officer or employee of Sonalife Limited); (3) use that can be confused with official communications of Sonalife Limited  or its officers or employees; and (4) print or electronic mass mailings (sometimes known as “spamming”), solicitations for commercial services.

User indemnifies and holds Sonalife Limited harmless from any violation of this Section entitled “User’s Rules of Conduct”.

8. Reporting and moderation

In order to ensure the Community Website provides the best experience possible for everyone, if a User sees any inappropriate content, she or he must use the “Report as offensive” feature found under each post.

Sonalife Limited has no general obligation to monitor User Content nor to investigate whether facts or circumstances are revealing illicit activities. Sonalife Limited has set up a reporting tool allowing any User to notify illegal, abusive and harmful content.

The knowledge of such content is deemed effective when the hosting provider is notified of following:

  • The notification date;
  • The notifying User identity;
  • The description of the facts in contention (possibly with screen shots of the content);
  • As well as the reasons for which the content must be removed.

If a User Content is reported, Sonalife Limited reserves the right to withdraw the reported content and/or suspend or terminate the User Account of the User having originally published the reported content in the conditions set forth in Article 9.

9. Termination, suspension, or revocation of access

9.1. Deletion of the User Account by the User

At any time, the User may delete its User Account without notice through the Community Website or by contacting Sonalife Limited at: connect@sonalife.ie.

Deletion is effective immediately and all the data collected upon the subscription as well as the content published by the User on the Community Website is deleted in accordance with Sonalife Limited’s then current Privacy Policies.

9.2. Suspension or termination of the User Account by Sonalife Limited in case of breach of the Terms of Use

Sonalife Limited retains the right to suspend User’s access to the Service to make all investigations necessary following a report made pursuant to Article 8 or in case of presumed breach of Terms of Use which may be remediated. The User whose User Account is suspended will be informed by Sonalife Limited of such a decision by email. The User has the possibility send an email to Sonalife Limited to obtain additional information on the reasons for the suspension as well as to provide explanations and/or any element in order to demonstrate that the breach has been remediated. If the violation of Terms of Use is not remedied within one (1) month from suspension notification, Sonalife Limited reserves the right to terminate the applicable User’s Account and right to use the Service, in addition to any other rights or remedies available. 

9.3. Deletion of inactive User Account

Sonalife Limited will delete inactive accounts after a continuous period of two (2) years that the User has not used the Community Website. The User will be informed by email of the deletion of his or her account subject to prior notice of two (2)weeks allowing the User to object such deletion.

10. Privacy; Confidentiality

By using the Service, User’s personal data, in the meaning of Data Protection Law, may be collected and processed by Sonalife Limited, in compliance with then current Privacy Policies as may be updated from time to time.

Sonalife Limited will treat User Content as confidential information in accordance with these Terms of Use and the then current Privacy Policies.  

11. Limitation of Warranty and Liability; Indemnification. 

Sonalife Limited is not responsible for the User’s device compatibility nor if the User is unable to connect due to any technical problem related to the Internet network or a failure in the User’s computer facilities and equipment.

Sonalife Limited shall not be responsible for User’s System nor any problems arising from or related to User’s System or caused by the Internet. User is responsible for the security of the User System and the security of its access to and connection with the Services.

Other than as explicitly provided in these Terms of Use, neither Sonalife Limited nor any Sonalife Limited affiliate makes any representation or warranty or undertaking of any kind in relation to any document, information, data, analysis, commentary or elements available via the Service, including User Content (“Information”) contained within the Service, Community Website or any related website or the completeness, timeliness, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or accuracy of such information.

Neither Sonalife Limited nor any Sonalife Limited affiliate (or any other person involved with the provision and maintenance of the Service) takes any responsibility for the accuracy of the Information provided as part of the Service, Community Website or on any related website. Use of such Information is at the User’s sole risk. To the maximum extent allowed by applicable law neither Sonalife Limited nor any Sonalife Limited affiliate accepts any liability for any loss or damage of any nature, including but not limited to loss of profits, goodwill, or any other type of financial or other pecuniary or direct or special indirect or consequential loss howsoever arising whether in negligence or for breach of contract or other duty as a result of:

  • use of the Service, Community Website or any related website, including but not limited to any electronic mail messaging and Internet communication that may arise from, in the course of or pursuant to such use; and/or
  • reliance on the Information contained in the Service or any related website, whether: downloaded or not; authorised or not.

The User is solely responsible for all User Content posted, and assumes all risks relating to its use by others and others’ reliance on its accuracy. The User acknowledges that, following the publication of the any content, its information will become accessible to all the Users on the Community Website and that as such, same information will be published, modified, translated, reproduced in any form and accessible, saved and reproduced by other Users and Sonalife Limited. Sonalife Limited will have no responsibility or liability in connection with the User Content.

Sonalife Limited expressly excludes any liability for events of any kind that may occur during any meeting organized between Users within the use of the Services.

Nothing in these Terms of Use is intended to exclude or limit Sonalife Limited’s or any Sonalife Limited affiliate’s liability for death, personal injury or fraudulent misrepresentation caused by negligence, or to affect Users’ statutory rights.

12. Third Party Services

12.1. Use of Non-Company Applications, Products and Services

Now or in the future, the Services may enable you to utilize applications, products or services from third parties (“Third-Party Services”). Such Third-Party Services shall be deemed to be incorporated within the Services for the purposes of these Terms of Service and the Privacy Policies, and shall be incorporated into the access rights to the Service set forth herein, except to the extent either (i) expressly provided to the contrary in these Terms of Service, or (ii) a User is required to enter into separate agreement relating to such Third-Party Services. If you enable non-Sonalife Limited applications, products or services (“Non-Company Services”) for use with the Service, you acknowledge and agree that the Service may allow the providers of those Non-Company Services to access or use your User Content including your personal data. Sonalife Limited is not responsible for any use by you of such Third-Party Services or Non-Company Services, or the disclosure, modification or deletion of your User Content, including but not limited to personal data, resulting from any such access or use. Any access to or exchange of User Content, including but not limited to personal data, between you and any Third-Parties Services or Non-Company Services, is solely between you and them and you bear all risks associated with such access and use. Sonalife Limited does not provide any warranties for such Third-Parties Services or Non-Company Services. Subject to the Section 12.2, the purchase of Non-Company Services is not required to use the Service, except a supported computing device, operating system, web browser and Internet connection.

12.2 Integration with Non-Company Services

The Service may contain features designed to interoperate with Non-Company applications. To use such features, you may be required to obtain access to such non-Company applications from their providers. If the provider of any such Non-Company application ceases to make the non-Company application available for interoperation with the corresponding Service features on reasonable terms, Sonalife Limited may cease providing such Service features without entitling you to any refund, credit, or other compensation.

13. Hypertext links

The Community Website may provide links to websites operated by third parties or other internet sources/networks, as well as data/information coming from third-party servers. Sonalife Limited does not endorse or accept responsibility for the content or the use of third-party websites and cannot be held liable for any damage following or in relation with use or the fact of having trusted the content/data/results available on such third-party servers, external sources or internet sites.

If a User uses third-party sites or content from third-party servers, User does so solely at User’s own risk. Links do not imply that the Company is affiliated or associated with any linked site.

14. Contact

For any questions regarding the Terms of Use, especially use of the Service or any claim, please email us at connect@sonalife.ie

The User can use these contact details for any technical support request.

15. Miscellaneous 

Information appearing on the Service, Community Website or on any related website is provided in accordance with and subject to the laws of the Republic of Ireland and the laws of the Republic of Ireland govern the conduct and operation of the Service, Community Website or on any related website. The courts of the Republic of Ireland have exclusive jurisdiction over all claims or disputes arising in relation to, out of, or in connection with these Terms and Conditions of Use, the information contained on the Service, Community Website or on any related website, and any use made of that information. Any such claims or disputes shall be resolved in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Ireland.

Change of Terms of Use.  These Terms of Use are subject to change from time to time. Any changes will be posted to this page. Use of this Service or any Service Content after entering into force the new version of the Terms of Use will constitute the agreement to the modified Terms of Use. If the User disagrees with such modification of the Terms of Use, the User may terminate the Service and delete its User Account under the conditions set forth in Article 9.1.

Change of the Service. Sonalife Limited may further develop or modify the Service or the Service Content only to improve its quality. The User will be informed of such development/modification as soon as it is implemented.

Severability; Entire Agreement. Except in the case of invalidity of an essential clause, if any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, that provision, to the extent unenforceable, shall be struck, and shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions.  These Terms of Use, including the Privacy Policies, set forth the entire understanding and agreement between the User and Sonalife Limited with respect to the subject matter hereof.  

Force majeure. In no case Sonalife Limited may be held liable for any breach of its contractual obligations resulting from a force majeure event as defined in applicable law.