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Terms and Conditions of Website Use

1. Introduction

Welcome to NV Matchmakers.


This page tells you the terms on which you may use our websites at www.nvmatchmakers.co.uk and www.nvmatchmakers.uk (the “Site”), whether as registered member or guest. Please read carefully before use.


By using the Site, you accept these terms and agree to obey them. If you don’t accept them, please don’t use the Site.


The Site may only be used by individuals of at least 21 years of age. Any registration by, use of or access to the Site by anyone under the age of 21 is unauthorised and is in breach of these terms of use. By using the Site, you represent and warrant that you are at least 21 years old.


2. Who We Are

www.nvmatchmakers.co.uk and www.nvmatchmakers.uk are operated by N V Matchmakers Limited, a UK company registered in England under company number 10702522, with a registered office and trading address at Grosvenor House, 11 St Paul’s Square, Birmingham, B3 1RB.


3. Our Services

We provide personalised and bespoke matchmaking and events services to professionals and individuals who have retired from professional and often high-profile careers.


Clients are required to join as a member in order to have access to our exclusive membership benefits. The terms and fees of membership are governed by and set out in our Events Membership Terms and Matchmaking Membership Terms, which you can read at www.nvmatchmakers.co.uk/events-membership-terms and www.nvmatchmakers.co.uk/matchmaker-membership-terms. These Terms and Conditions of Website Use will not be binding upon you for the provision of our events and matchmaking services, but they do govern your use of this Site.


4. Use of the Site

Only use the Site as allowed by law and these terms. If you don’t, we may suspend your usage, or stop it completely.


You must not attempt to restrict another user from using or enjoying the Service and you must not encourage or facilitate violations of these terms of use or any other of our terms.


We frequently update the Site and make changes to it, but we don’t have to do this, and material on the Site may be out-of-date.


No material on the Site is intended to contain advice, and you shouldn’t rely on it. We exclude all legal responsibility and costs for reliance placed on the Site by anyone.


5. Your Account

In order to apply to become a member, you must create an account with us. You will be required to provide information about yourself and the services that you require. The details that you provide to us or upload to the Site must be true, accurate, current and complete. You agree to update your information as necessary to maintain its truth and accuracy and to notify us of any changes that affect the information that you have given to us. If you submit any information that is false or deliberately misleading, we may suspend your use of this Site, or stop it completely.


You are responsible for all information that you provide to us. We may request such identification documents or other information as we shall determine. If you do not provide such documents or information, we may suspend or terminate your account.


By using the Site, you agree to us handling the information you provide. We follow our Privacy Policy in handling information about you. You can read our policy at www.nvmatchmakers.co.uk/privacy-policy.


You must treat all identification codes, passwords and other security information as confidential. If we think you have failed to keep confidentiality, we are allowed to disable any security information (including your passwords and codes). You must not create accounts with the Site through unauthorised means, including but not limited to, by using an automated device, script, bot, spider, crawler or scraper.


You must not create an account or provide information on behalf of another person and you agree you will not sell, transfer, license or assign your account or any account rights to a third party. You agree that if any person uses the Site using your account details, they are authorised to act for you unless you have told us otherwise in writing beforehand. If you think that your account details have been obtained by someone who should not have them, you should contact us immediately.


6. Intellectual Property Rights

All trademarks, service marks and trade names, and trade dress, whether registered or unregistered (collectively, the “Marks”) that appear on the Site are proprietary of N V Matchmakers Limited. You may not display or reproduce the Marks without our prior written consent, and you may not remove or otherwise modify any trademark notices from any material received through the Site. Use of any of our Marks on any other website without our prior written consent is strictly prohibited.


The Site also contains material that is copyrighted and other proprietary material belonging to N V Matchmakers Limited and its licensors. Such material includes but is not limited to text, photos, audiovisual content, graphics and other images, software and the services provided by us. You should assume that everything you see or read and everything available on the Site is protected by intellectual property rights.


You are allowed to print one copy and download extracts of any page on the Site for your personal reference, but not for commercial use without a licence from us. You must not alter anything, or use any illustrations, video, audio or photographs separately from the text that goes with them and you must keep all copyright and other proprietary notices on the material. All rights are reserved to us and use of the Site does not give you any rights in any materials on it.


Except as set out above, you may not reproduce, distribute, modify, adapt, create derivative works of, publicly display, transmit, broadcast, sell, license, or in any way exploit any material on this Site, in whole or in part, without our prior written consent. You agree to use any material on this Site only for the purpose for which it was made available.


7. Our Legal Responsibility to You

Although it is our intention for the Site to be available as much as possible, there will be occasions when the Site may be interrupted, including, without limitation, for scheduled maintenance or upgrades, for emergency repairs, or due to failure of telecommunications links and/or equipment.


We do not guarantee that the Site will be error free. We can withdraw or change our Site and services at any time for any reason and without being legally responsible to you.


As far as legally possible, we exclude legal responsibility for the following:

  • Any loss to you arising from use of our Site, including from viruses, bugs or other technical malfunction
  • Loss of income, profit, business, data, contracts, reputation, goodwill or saving, damage to your equipment or devices, wasted expenditure and any indirect, special and consequential damages, arising as a result of your use of the Site, whether or not such loss or damage is foreseeable, foreseen or known
  • delays or disruptions in the Site
  • viruses or other malicious software obtained by accessing the Site or any website, service, application or tool linked to the Site
  • glitches, bugs, errors, or inaccuracies of any kind in the Site or in the information and graphics obtained from it
  • a suspension or other action taken with respect to your account


We also exclude, as far as legally possible, all terms and warranties or promises implied by law or by statutes. In particular, we do not make any representations or warranties of any kind in relation to security associated with the transmission of information, or fitness for purpose.


We do not exclude legal responsibility for death or personal injury owing to our negligence, or legal responsibility for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or for anything else where exclusion is not allowed by the law.


8. Computer Offences

If you do anything which is a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990, your right to use the Site will end immediately. We will report you to the relevant authorities and give them your identity.


Examples of computer misuse include introducing viruses, worms, Trojans and other technologically harmful or damaging material.


You must not try to get access to our Site or server or any connected database or make any ‘attack’ on the Site. We will not be legally responsible to you for any damage from viruses or other harmful material that you pick up via our Site.


9. Links to and from Our Site

You are allowed to make a legal link to our Site’s homepage from your website if the content on your Site complies with the law and provided you do not suggest any endorsement by us or association with us unless we agree in writing. We can end this permission at any time.


Links from our Site to other websites are only for information. We do not accept responsibility for other sites or any loss you suffer from using them.


10. Breach of These Terms

If we think you have breached these terms of use, we will take whatever steps we think are necessary. These might include:

  • stopping your use of the Site temporarily or permanently
  • deactivating your membership benefits
  • sending you a warning
  • taking legal action
  • telling the appropriate authorities

If you commit a breach of these terms and we stop your use of the Site, you must permanently delete any access passwords and pay us any payments that you owe us. You will not be entitled to any refund of any payments already made to us.


11. Variations

We may change these terms from time to time and you must check them for changes because they are binding on you.


12. Applicable Law

The English courts have the only right to hear claims related to these terms and our Site, and all disputes are governed solely by English law.


13. Contact Us

Please email us at info@nvmatchmakers.co.uk to contact us about any issues you encounter.


14. General

These terms of use constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of the Site, superseding any prior agreements between you and us. If any provision of these terms is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, then that provision will be deemed severable from these terms and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Our failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these terms will not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. You will not assign these terms or assign any rights or delegate any obligations under these terms, in whole or in part, without our prior written consent. Any purported assignment or delegation by you without our prior written consent will be null and void. We may assign these terms or any of our rights without your consent. These terms of use do not confer any third-party beneficiary rights.