GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF MEMBERSHIP
These General Terms and Conditions of Membership (GTCM), in addition to the Statutes of ETN, comprise the entire agreement between ETN – European Textile Network (‘ETN’, ‘Us’, ‘We’, ‘Our’) and its Members (‘Member’, ‘You’, ‘Your’) with the exception of questions related to services provided on our website etn-net.org which are settled in our Terms of Service (TOS) and constitute an integral part of these GTCM.
In accordance with Our Statutes, ordinary membership is offered as; Individual (all physical persons) and Institutional (juristic persons and non-corporate entities having legal capacities). However, we offer three Membership Categories; Individual, Institutional and Student, which a user can apply for when applying for Membership.
Is available to all physical persons who are interested in textiles, are at least 18 years old and also otherwise able to give consent or enter into a contract.
Is available to all institutions (juristic persons and non-corporate entities having legal capacities) at least partly engaged in the field of textiles. Institutional members are entitled to name two persons as representatives of their institution.
Is available to all students who are interested in textiles, at least 18 years old, also otherwise able to give consent or enter into a contract and will provide a valid student ID.
BECOME A MEMBER
You may apply for ETN Membership by filling in and sending off the appropriate (Individual, Institutional, Student) Application Form for Membership on our website etn-net.org. In this form, as a minimum requirement, you will be asked to give us the following information, which we will be saving in Our database.
E-mail, gender, first name, surname, profession/function, country, zip-code, city, area of expertise (at least one entry) and address*.
full name of institution, country, zip-code, city, type of institution (at least one entry), area of expertise (at least one entry), website. Also the following data of contact person 1 (that is the person entering into this Agreement on behalf of the Member) must be given; e-mail, gender, first name, surname, profession/function.
E-mail, gender, first name, surname, profession/function, country, zip-code, city, area of expertise (at least one entry), legible copy of valid student ID and address*.
By sending Us Your Membership Application form you agree that the above mentioned minimum data (*in case of individual and student with the exception of the address which may (at your choice) be for ETN internal use only (e.g. Invoice)) will not only be saved by Us but, and in accordance with the networking character of this association, will be published and shared with all other ETN members. On top of this minimum requirement of data you may opt to give us more information on you or your institution which you may want to share with other Members or, at your choice, with all visitors of the website etn-net.org. You can access and change your personal account settings in the ‘my personal data’, ‘my profile’ and ‘my bulletin board’ section of our website at any time.
The board decides on the admission of ordinary members. The admission can be refused without giving reasons. Once the board will have accepted Your application We will be sending you an invoice via e-mail payable within 10 days. Once your payment will be received your membership for the respective calendar year will be active.
You must be at least 18 years old and also otherwise able to give consent or enter into a contract to purchase a membership with Us. The person entering into this Agreement on behalf of the Member hereby represents, warrants and covenants to Us that (a) it has the authority to enter into this Agreement and to perform its obligations hereunder; (b) the execution and performance of this Agreement does not and will not violate any agreement to which Member is a party or by which it is otherwise bound; and (c) when executed and delivered, this Agreement will constitute a legal, valid and binding obligation of the Member, enforceable in accordance with its terms.
The Member agrees to pay the annual fees established for its Membership Category, as may be amended from time to time in accordance with the statutes of ETN. Your ETN Membership is renewed by way of an annual membership fee. No refund is available on an annual ETN Membership. Submission of your application amounts to an offer by you to purchase an ETN Membership, and is subject to our acceptance. Your Directory Membership starts on our receipt of your Membership fee.
We only accept payments via Paypal or bank transfer to our account. Invoices are immediately sent to you by e-mail once your membership application will be accepted by the ETN board. Your payment is due within 10 days of date of Our invoice to You. Once Your payment has been cleared you will be granted full access to our website (including your account settings).
At the end of each calendar year the membership, if not terminated before by You or Us, will be prolonged automatically and We will send You an invoice with the new annual fee.
ETN allows you to promote yourself and offers its website as a networking tool. Your valid ETN Membership provides you with the service of unlimited access to our website and with an online profile. Within your online account you have access to the ‘my profile’, ‘my bulletin board’ and ‘my personal data’ sections where you may create Your detailed profile which you may or may not share with all members of ETN and/or all visitors of our website. You can access and alter your personal settings anytime provided you have a valid membership. With a valid Membership You are also entitled to partake at ETN conferences at a reduced fee for Members.
The Member acknowledges that, except otherwise agreed in writing, that all services and information provided by ETN under this agreement is provided ‘as is’ with no warranties whatsoever. For detailed information on Your use of Our services please refer to our Terms of Service which are an integral part of these GTCM.
In no event will ETN be liable to You or any other Member or third party under this agreement for the information provided by You on Our website. ETN is thus not responsible for the content of the member and platform (user generated) sections of its website, or the actions of Users in relation to the available content.
You must not upload material that is unlawful, defamatory, abusive, obscene, discriminatory or otherwise inappropriate to the Site, or which you do not have the appropriate rights to use. You confirm that all information provided by You is related to Your textile activity and is truthful, honest and accurate. ETN reserves the right to edit or cancel the information You supply. ETN will not be liable for any loss of information, data or otherwise on our website that may occur. You must provide us with the name of the photographer for all photographs uploaded to the Website. Photographers must be credited, according to copyright law. We reserve the right to refuse any photograph which we consider unsuitable or inappropriate or should you fail to provide suitable crediting information.
The Member may terminate this agreement (Membership) in writing (via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or via letter to ETN, Stahlmühle 4, AT – 4170 Haslach an der Mühl) during the respective calendar year but at the latest by the 31. December of the respective year. Our receipt of Your termination of membership will be confirmed to You in writing via e-mail. In the event of a breach of these GTCM, ETN reserves the right to terminate your ETN Membership, your full access to the website, and any other relevant Services without notice. In case of termination and from the end of the respective calendar year you will cease to have access to Your online account. There will be no refund of your membership fee.
Once your membership has ended We will, in due time, delete all the information you have provided us with, except the minimum information mention in the BECOME A MEMBER section of this GTCM (this information is: for Individual Members: E-mail, gender, first name, surname, profession/function, country, zip-code, city, area of expertise and address. For Institutional Members: full name of institution, country, zip-code, city, type of institution (at least one entry), area of expertise website. Also the following data of contact person 1 (that is the person entering into this Agreement on behalf of the Member) must be given; e-mail, gender, first name, surname, profession/function. For Student Members: E-mail, gender, first name, surname, profession/function, country, zip-code, city, area of expertise, legible copy of valid student ID and address.). In accordance with our privacy regulation however, you are entitled to having all of your data cancelled without giving reason. In case you wish total cancellation of your data please send e-mail to email@example.com.
We may also contact you with the opportunity to re-join after your ETN Membership lapses. We do not guarantee to make these follow up offers. We cannot guarantee to retain any of your personal or professional information after your ETN Membership has ended.
The parties irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Bezirksgericht Rohrbach, Austria with respect to any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with Your ETN Membership and the use of Our website.