Updated version: 22 February 2022
These Terms of Service are permanently available at www.sonalife.ie.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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.
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: email@example.com.
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.
9.3. 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.
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.
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.
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.
The User can use these contact details for any technical support request.
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 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.
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.