Connecting Liverpool's Creatives

Terms & Conditions

It is important to read these notes before using any part of this website. Use of the website beyond this page constitutes your total acceptance and agreement of statements within these notes.

Your right to privacy is very important to Kin™. Please read the terms and conditions to understand the privacy policy on information you submit.



1.1 Your access to and use of the Kin network website (“the Website”) and any Services referred to in Clause 2 below, is subject exclusively to these Terms and Conditions. You will not use the Website/Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. By using the Website/Services you are fully accepting the terms, conditions and disclaimers contained in this notice. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions you must immediately stop using the Website/Services.

1.2 We reserve the right to update or amend these Terms and Conditions at any time and your continued use of the Website/Services following any changes shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change. It is therefore your responsibility to check the Terms and Conditions regularly for any changes.

1.3 Invest Liverpool/Liverpool Vision may need to contact you for follow up information about the growth of your business. This information will remain confidential. By accepting these terms and conditions, you are agreeing to provide Invest Liverpool/Liverpool Vision with this follow up information. Such information is vital in securing future funding for the Kin™ initiative.


The Website may provide communication tools such as profile pages, images, fact sheets, administration areas, email bulletins and/or other message or communication facilities (“the Services”) designed to enable you to communicate with other users.


3.1 Registration onto Kin™ Network and Website is open to practicing, professional creative business people, working in the creative industries and based in the Liverpool City Region.

3.2 This includes self-employed and freelance practitioners and creative businesses. Only one Kin Member Portfolio can be registered per company– multiple registrations from the same company under different categories will not be accepted. Individual members are able to register with a company and as a creative individual.

3.3 Final acceptance for a profile onto the site may be subject to selection. Registrations will be reviewed by a panel of creative business professionals. The selection criteria are:

3.3.1 Quality of Work (work must be contemporary and of highest quality)

3.3.2 Relevance of Work (work must be appropriate for commission purposes)

3.3.3 Quality of Image (images must be professionally presented and high quality)

3.3.4 Appropriateness of submission (work must relate to the industry and services)

3.4 If approval has been necessary, once approved by the panel registrations will be validated by Invest Liverpool/Liverpool Vision and appear online.


4.1 Kin™ and Invest Liverpool/Liverpool Vision are committed to responsible data management and subscribe to the principals of the data protection legislation in the United Kingdom. We are committed to maintaining the privacy of our users and maintaining the security of any personal information received from you. If you register for any of the Services you will be asked to provide basic personal information. The information provided by you is not available for sale or use by third parties other than through the website pages. Details about turnover and staff numbers will remain confidential and are for internal monitoring purposes only. Contact information is used solely for notifying you of changes or updates to the Website/Services.

4.2 As part of your registration, certain personal information entered will be posted on the Website in the public domain. Invest Liverpool/Liverpool Vision cannot be held responsible for unsolicited email or ‘spam’ sent to a member’s published email address. If you do not wish to have your email address published you can select not to. You have an option to add or remove details on your profile from public view. It is each member’s responsibility to update and monitor visible information.


5.1 As part of the terms and conditions of use, you agree to inform Invest Liverpool/Liverpool Vision of any work, commissions, purchases or employment resulting from your use of the network and website. Such information is vital in securing future funding for the Kin™ initiative.

5.2 Staff at Invest Liverpool/Liverpool Vision may wish to contact you regarding the project to survey your views and assess the impact that the website, events and network may have had on your business. By subscribing as a Kin™ Member, you are agreeing to participate in such surveys and research.

5.3 All information supplied in pursuance of 5.1 and 5.2 will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be used for monitoring purposes by Invest Liverpool /Liverpool Vision on behalf of our funders.


If a particular Service requires you to open an account you will be required to complete the registration process by providing certain information and registering a username and password for use with that Service. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password and also for all activities which take place under your account. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorised use of your password or account or any other breach of security. In no event will Invest Liverpool/Liverpool Vision be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever resulting from the disclosure of your username and/or password. You may not use another person’s account at any time, without the express permission of the account holder.


7.1 You acknowledge that all information, text, graphics, logos, photographs, images, moving images, sound, illustrations and other materials (“the Content”), whether posted publicly or transmitted privately, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. Invest Liverpool/Liverpool Vision do not control or endorse the Content and cannot guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content and you acknowledge that by using the Website/Services you may be exposed to Content that is offensive and/or indecent. Invest Liverpool /Liverpool Vision will not be liable in any way for any Content or for any loss or damage of any kind resulting from the use of any Content transmitted via the Services and you agree to bear all risks associated with the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy or completeness of such Content.

7.2 In using the Website/Services you agree not to:

7.2.1 use the Services to send junk email, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or any other unsolicited messages, commercial or otherwise;

7.2.2 post, publish, distribute or disseminate material or information that is defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, threatening, abusive, harassing or unlawful;

7.2.3 post, publish, distribute or disseminate material or information that incites discrimination, hate or violence towards any person or group on account of their race, religion, disability, nationality or otherwise;

7.2.4 threaten, abuse, disrupt, stalk or otherwise violate the legal rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of others;

7.2.5 use any information or material in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent or other proprietary right of any party;

7.2.6 make available or upload files that contain a virus, worm, trojan or corrupt data that may damage the operation of the computer or property of another;

7.2.7 collect or store personal information about others, including email addresses;

7.2.8 advertise or offer to buy or sell goods or services for any commercial purpose, unless such communication facility specifically allows such messages;

7.2.9 impersonate any person or entity for the purpose of misleading others;

7.2.10 violate any applicable laws or regulations;

7.2.11 use the Website/Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Website/Services or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Website/Services;

7.2.12 post, publish, distribute or disseminate material or information that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information or confidential information disclosed in the course of employment or under a confidentiality agreement);

7.2.13 attempt to gain unauthorised access to any of the Services, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Website/Services through hacking, password mining or any other means.

7.3 Invest Liverpool/Liverpool Vision have no obligation to monitor the Content that is posted on the Website, but shall be entitled to review materials posted and, at our sole discretion, to remove or disallow any material that breaches these Terms and Conditions or is otherwise objectionable.


8.1 Invest Liverpool/Liverpool Vision have the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Services at any time, without notice, for any reason, including without limitation, breach of these Terms and Conditions. We may also at any time, at our sole discretion, discontinue the Website/Services or any part thereof without prior notice and you agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Website/Services.

8.2 Should you wish to terminate your membership/ registration to the Services you must email and give at least seven working days notice.

8.3 If your images are deemed unsuitable for displaying within the Website, your Profile will not be uploaded to the Website and Invest Liverpool/Liverpool Vision will contact you in due course.


The Website/Services may include links to third party websites that are controlled and maintained by others. Any link to other websites is not an endorsement of such websites and you acknowledge and agree that Invest Liverpool/Liverpool Vision is not responsible for the content or availability of any such sites.


You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United Kingdom or the country in which you reside (if different) and with all local laws and rules regarding acceptable use of and conduct on the Internet.


11.1 The Website and its content (including without limitation the Website design, text, graphics and all software and source codes connected with the Website and the Services) are protected by copyright, trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights and laws. In accessing the Website you agree that you will access the contents solely for your personal, non-commercial use. None of the content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without the prior written consent of the copyright holder.

11.2 Kin is trademark of Invest Liverpool/Liverpool Vision. All rights reserved.

11.3 Invest Liverpool /Liverpool Vision does not claim ownership of any materials you post, upload or submit to any publicly accessible area of the Services. However, by doing so you are granting us a world-wide, royalty free, non-exclusive licence to copy, distribute, transmit, reproduce, publicly display, edit, translate or publish such Content for as long as you elect to display such Content via the Services. The licence shall be terminated when such Content is deleted from the Services.

11.4 In buying products or services from any creative featured, the copyright of the work remains the property of the copyright holder, unless otherwise stated.


You agree to indemnify and hold Invest Liverpool/Liverpool Vision harmless from and against any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions and any claim or demand brought against Invest Liverpool/Liverpool Vision by any third party arising out of your use of the Services and/or any Content submitted, posted or transmitted through the Services, including without limitation, all claims, actions, proceedings, losses, liabilities, damages, costs, expenses (including reasonable legal costs and expenses) howsoever suffered or incurred by Invest Liverpool/Liverpool Vision in consequence of your breach of these Terms and Conditions.


13.1 Use of the Website/Services is at your own risk. The Website/Services are provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

13.2 To the extent permitted by law, Invest Liverpool/Liverpool Vision will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever (including without limitation loss of business, opportunity, data, profits) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website/Services.

13.3 Invest Liverpool/Liverpool Vision makes no warranty that the Website/Services will meet your requirements, that Content will be accurate or reliable, that the functionality of the Website/Services will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the Website/Services or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive.

13.4 Invest Liverpool/Liverpool Vision is not responsible in any way for any product or project sales that you or third parties may engage in.

13.5 Invest Liverpool/Liverpool Vision reserves the right to refuse use of the Services.

13.6 Invest Liverpool/Liverpool Vision reserves the right to refuse or remove images or text posted on the Website.

13.7 All Creative Registrations are subject to suitability-verification Invest Liverpool/Liverpool Vision reserves the right to reject registration submissions.

13.8 Where applicable, Creatives are advised to display sizes of artwork or products in metric. Invest Liverpool/Liverpool Vision cannot be held responsible for any member’s mis-quote of measurements.

13.9 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed so as to exclude or limit the liability of Invest Liverpool/Liverpool Vision for death or personal injury as a result of the negligence of Invest Liverpool/Liverpool Vision.

13.10 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall affect your statutory rights as a consumer.


If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction then such Term or Condition shall be severed and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.


These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Last updated: July 2016