1) About Us
Welcome to Killing Kittens – a private members club and associated website (“Killing Kittens”).
Killing Kittens is operated by Killing Kittens Limited (“us”, “we”, or “our”). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 07613827 and our registered office is at 12 Hallmark, Fourth Way, London, England, HA9 0LB, UK. Our VAT number is GB192028612.
Please read these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) carefully – they set out the basis on which you are allowed to use our website and the additional terms that apply and services you can receive if you become a registered member of the club. If you have any questions regarding these Terms or the use of Killing Kittens, please feel free to contact us by emailing our customer services team, whose contact details are provided at the end of these Terms. You might want to print a copy of the Terms for your own records.
2) Membership of Killing Kittens and Use of our Website
Access to and use of the Killing Kittens website, www.killingkittens.com by anyone, is subject to these Terms. By accessing and using the website you agree to be legally bound by these Terms.
If you are accepted as a member of Killing Kittens private members club (“Member”) the additional membership related provisions will govern the terms of your membership (“Membership”).
We may update these Terms from time to time for legal or regulatory reasons, or to reflect changes in our services or practices. We will endeavour to notify you of any material change that affects you. However, you should regularly check this page to see if any changes have been made.
If you are a fee paying Member, any changes will become effective from the date of your next payment following the change unless we notify you otherwise. If you are not a fee paying Member, any changes will become effective as soon as we notify you of them or otherwise make them available www.killingkittens.com.
If you continue to use Killing Kittens following the effective date of any variation of these Terms, you will be deemed to have accepted such variation. If you do not agree to such variation, you should stop using Killing Kittens.
3) Applications for Membership and types of Membership
Killing Kittens is an exclusive private club with limited capacity. We reserve the right to accept or reject any and all applications for Membership in our absolute discretion.
We charge all applicants a £20 application fee to cover the costs of assessing and vetting your application, ID checks and other administration costs. This fee is non-refundable, but will be applied as a discount against your first Killing Kittens event if your application is successful.
When you apply to become a Member of Killing Kittens you must be aged 18 years old or over and will be asked to provide proof of your identity. We reserve the right to vet you and your ID documents to verify your identity.
The types and levels of Membership available are as follows:
- Little Kitten
- you have basic access to the site
- you can search and view very limited profiles
- you can book an Event
- you will be shown third party advertising
- Big Kitten
- everything you can do in Free
- search and view profiles
- message other users (subject to other members’ settings)
- ad free
- Killer Kitten
- everything you can do in Tier 1
- additional discounts on Events
The relevant fees and Membership period for the different levels of Membership will be as set out on the website and registration forms when you apply (the “Membership Fees”).
We reserve the right to update and amend these at any stage at our discretion.
4) Conditions of Membership, – Code of Behaviour, Confidentiality and Content Policy
We operate a strict Code of Behaviour for all Members of Killing Kittens. You must read this Code of Behaviour before joining Killing Kittens and must comply with it at all times – when using the website, at any Event or otherwise in relation to your interactions with other Members and Killing Kittens in general.
In addition any content or materials or information that you post on the site or send to other Members must comply with our Content Policy. See Section 10 below for more information about content on the site.
Privacy, confidentiality and discretion are core values that we require all Members to abide by. Do not discuss or disclose any non-public information about Killing Kittens our Events or our Members to anyone else.
You will be responsible for any use of Killing Kittens through your account and/or using your login or password. Please ensure any person accessing Killing Kittens through your account is authorised by you and is aware of these Terms and that they comply with them.
5) Payments and Auto Renewal
Membership Fees are payable in advance for each type of Membership and Membership period.
Your Membership will automatically renew and your chosen payment method will be automatically recharged at the end of each Membership period unless you choose to terminate your Membership in accordance with Section 6 below (Cancellation and Termination).
6) Cancellation and Termination of your Membership
When you subscribe to any level of paid for Membership you agree to receive the services available under that Membership level immediately.
As a consumer, you have the right to cancel your paid for Membership within fourteen (14) days from the date on which we confirm acceptance of your Membership (the “Cancellation Period”).
To exercise your right to cancel, you must within the fourteen (14) day Cancellation Period, contacting to us at email@example.com a notification clearly stating your decision to cancel your Membership. If cancelling, please include details of your name, email address and user name so we can identify your account.
If you terminate your Membership during the Cancellation Period and:
(a) you have not accessed the Membership services, we will refund the entire Membership Fee received from you; or
(b) if you have already accessed and used the Membership services, for example by sending messages to other members, we will give you a pro rata refund that corresponds to the number of days or amount of your usage.
In any event, we will provide you with the applicable refund amount within fourteen (14) days of the date on which we received your notice to cancel your Membership. We will use the same means of payment for your refund that you used for subscribing.
Other than your cancellation rights above, you may terminate your Membership with us at any time by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Termination by you will take effect at the end of the then current subscription period.
We may terminate your Membership at any time if in our reasonable opinion you have breached any of the terms, conditions, codes or polices set out in these Terms or otherwise relating to your Membership. In such circumstances termination will take effect immediately and you will not be entitled to any refunds.
We may also terminate your Membership at any time in our absolute discretion to take effect immediately. In these circumstances you will receive a pro rata refund of Membership Fees for any remaining subscription period.
At the relevant termination date, we will de-activate your account and your access to Killing Kittens will cease. We will delete all content stored in your account and your user details (except where we are required by law to retain such details or need to retain any details for legal reasons).
Our events or parties are special events for certain levels of Membership, and are limited by capacity and other restrictions case by case. As a Member you are entitled to apply for tickets to an Event, but acceptance by us of your application and our allocation of tickets is at our absolute discretion. Even with a ticket, entry to and continued attendance at an Event is at our absolute discretion. As such, we may refuse entry or ask for you to leave an Event at our absolute discretion.
Tickets are non-refundable. If you cannot attend, we cannot refund any costs of the ticket or otherwise.
In the event of cancellation by us we will refund your ticket price, but are not liable for any other costs you may have incurred such as hotels or travel.
In any event you must at all times comply with our Events Policy (“Events Policy”).
8) Merchandise and other purchases
Killing Kittens may offer you the opportunity to purchase various items of merchandise through the website. All purchases are made through third party retailers and you will be directed to their sites to make the relevant purchase.
Killing Kittens is not involved in any elements of the sale or payment processing and is not responsible for any third party sales.
9) Intellectual Property
The Killing Kittens website and any information, text, messages, articles, music, videos, images, photographs, and other content displayed on the website or otherwise used by Killing Kittens in providing the services and Events (“Content”) are all protected by certain intellectual property and other rights. These rights include all copyright, database rights, performer’s property rights, moral rights, trademarks and service marks, business names and domain names, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off or unfair competition, rights in designs, patents, rights to inventions and all other intellectual property and proprietary rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered. These rights either belong directly to us or are licensed to us from their respective owners or licensors.
You may only use, access and view the Killing Kittens website and the Content for your own personal, non-commercial use subject to a limited temporary license form Killing Kittens. You may not use Killing Kittens or any Content for any purpose other than those set out above.
You may not at any time modify, store, copy (including for example scraping, using crawlers, browser plugins and add-ons, and any other technology or manual work), extract, reutilise, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell or distribute any part, content or data of this website or the Killing Kittens service.
10) Your Content / User Content
Killing Kittens may enable users to upload content on to the Killing Kittens website or to take part in one to one conversations and discussions via our services (“Your Content” or “User Content”).
Your Content must comply with our Content Policy and in any event our Code of Behaviour.
You take full responsibility for any of Your Content that you or we publish, and agree to be responsible for any claim made against us by any third party in relation to Your Content.
You own the intellectual property and other rights in Your Content. However, you give Killing Kittens a limited licence to publish Your Content in relation to the Killing Kittens website.
We cannot guarantee the accuracy or quality of any of User Content posted on or sent via Killing Kittens. While we endeavour to enforce the rules set out in these Terms, we do not promise to monitor or moderate User Content published on or sent via Killing Kittens. Further we are not responsible for the views in or otherwise in any way for any User Content.
If you believe that any User Content published on or made available via Killing Kittens fails to comply with these Terms, you can notify us by emailing us at email@example.com. Upon receiving any complaints about User Content, we will review the User Content in question and may then decide to remove or edit it.
11) Availability of Killing Kittens website and other services
Killing Kittens website and services are available on a temporary basis. We may update Killing Kittens and we may change the Content and services at any time. We reserve the right to withdraw or amend Killing Kittens website and services without notice. We will not be liable to you for any resulting loss or damage (to the extent we are allowed to restrict liability by law) if Killing Kittens is unavailable at any time for any period – unless you are a fee paying subscriber in which case we may reimburse you accordingly.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary to access the Killing Kittens website. Please note that use of Killing Kittens website may be subject to your computer and/or device complying with our minimum standard technical specifications and compatibility requirements. We shall not be liable for any failure due to any incompatibility (including, without limitation, minimum storage and memory requirements from time to time).
Whilst we do our best to vet applicants for Membership in terms of doing our best to verify their real identity, we do not do any other background checks in terms of things such as criminal records, nor do we interview or actively vet or select Members.
We will endeavour to provide a safe and respectful environment for Members. However, we cannot control the behaviour of other Members and we urge you at all times to take care and be sensible in your interactions with other Members, both in safety and sexual responsibility. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Members. We are not responsible for the conduct of any Member or their User Content.
We warrant that we will provide the Killing Kittens services and website with reasonable skill and care and substantially as described in these Terms.
Other than the express warranty in this section, the Killing Kittens website and service is provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis without any representation or endorsement made and without further 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.
We make no warranty that the Killing Kittens website and service will meet your requirements, that Content will be accurate or reliable. Nor do we warrant that the functionality of the website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the website is free of viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive.
Nothing shall have the effect of excluding or limiting either Killing Kitten’s liability or your liability for fraud or for death or personal injury caused by our/your negligence (as applicable).
13) Your liability to us
You will be responsible for and indemnify us against all claims, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses suffered or incurred by us as a result of your breach of these Terms or other default in relation to any codes, policies or your other obligations.
14) Our Liability to you
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by Killing Kittens Limited or any of its employees or agents in circumstances where there has been no breach of a legal duty of care which is owed by us or any of our employees or agents, and/or the loss or damage is not a reasonably foreseeable result of any breach of these Terms.
In the absence of any negligence or other breach of duty by us, the use by you of the Killing Kittens website and membership service is entirely at your risk.
Nothing in these Terms shall affect your statutory rights as a consumer.
15) Linking to Killing Kittens
You may link to Killing Kittens, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and which does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. In particular, you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
Killing Kittens must not be framed on any other site, nor should you establish a link to any part of Killing Kittens other than the home page.
If you wish to make any use of the Content other than that set out above, please address your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
16) Links from Killing Kittens
Killing Kittens and/or the Content may contain links to third party websites and services. If you decide to visit any third party site or use a third party service, you do so at your own risk. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions expressed on such websites or services. Links do not imply that Killing Kittens is affiliated to or associated with such sites or services.
Your browsing and interaction on any other website or your use of other services, including websites and services which have a link to Killing Kittens, is subject to that operator’s own rules and policies. Please read those rules and policies before proceeding.
17) Personal Contract – no Assignment, and Survival of Terms
Membership is strictly non-transferable, assignable or to be used by any other person.
Certain section within this Terms that by their inherent nature should survive termination or expiry will survive termination or expiry and continue to have effect and be binding, including but not limited to sections 4 (Conditions, Codes and Policies), 9 (IP), 12 (Disclaimers, 13 (Your Liability), 14 (Our Liability), 17 (Survival), 18 (Law)
18) Governing Law
These Terms will be interpreted in accordance with and governed by English law and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
If you are a consumer in the UK, you may also choose for Welsh, Northern Irish or Scottish courts to have jurisdiction.
19) Contact Us
If you have an enquiry or complaint about Killing Kittens, you should contact our customer services team at email@example.com and we will try to answer your enquiry or resolve any complaint as soon as possible.
If you have any suggestions for improvements or additions that you would like to see on Killing Kittens, please email us on at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our postal address for correspondence is Killing Kittens Limited, 12 Hallmark, Fourth Way, London, England, HA9 0LB, UK.
Last Update: December 2017
Code of Behaviour
As a Member of Killing Kittens you acknowledge and agree to comply with the following rules of behaviour:
- act honestly and respectfully to all Members at all times;
- be discrete at all times and respect other Members confidentiality and privacy;
- do not harass, abuse or harm another person;
- comply at all time with all application laws, regulations, club rules and directions;
- do not use an image that is not your likeness for your profile;
- do not misrepresent your relationships with a person or entity, past or present;
- provide accurate information to us and other Members and keep it updated;
- do not use images or terms in your descriptions or profile that is offensive, obscene, pornographic, indecent, malicious, threatening, abusive, defamatory or otherwise unlawful;
- do not create a profile for anyone other than yourself;
- do not use or attempt to use another Member’s account;
- do not collect or store other Members’ personal data without their express permission;
- do not interfere or violate a third party’s private life, nor interfere with their private communications, nor breach any duties of confidence or confidentiality;
- understand and comply at all times with our Content Policy;
- any commercial use such as promotion via messaging is strictly prohibited.
As a Member of Killing Kittens you acknowledge and agree to comply with the following content rules:
- any information or content you post or share must comply with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, privacy laws, obscene publications, intellectual property laws, anti-spam laws, and regulatory requirements;
- Do not upload pornographic or indecent images to the site. Such images will not be verified and be published to the site.
- do not act in an unlawful, libellous, abusive, obscene, discriminatory, racist, sexist, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable manner;
- do not use any content in any manner that may infringe any of our rights or the rights of a third party including intellectual property rights such as relating to copyright, trade marks or databases;
- do not post or share otherwise publish or link to content which contains videos, stills, photographs, audio or images of another person without their permission;
- do not share or disclose information that you do not have the right to share or disclose (such as confidential information of others);
- do not post, link to or otherwise publish any content about illegal activities such as making or buying drugs or illegal weapons;
- do not send spam or other unwelcome communications to others;
- do not use the site for any commercial use under any circumstances.
- The admission of Members to any Event is strictly subject to this Events Policy.
- By purchasing a ticket to attend an Event, the Member agrees to be bound by this Events Policy.
- Killing Kittens reserves the right to refuse access to or order the immediate removal without any entitlement to a refund of any person who fails to act in accordance with this Events Policy.
- Tickets are not refundable. Killing Kittens shall not be under any obligation to rectify tickets bought in error.
- Tickets are personal to the Member purchasing such tickets. Members may not resell or trade any tickets.
- Members will be asked to verify there identify on entry to an Event.
Members may not take or make phone calls and phones should be in silent mode whilst at an Event. Phones may only be used in designated areas.
No cameras, video or recording devices, live-streaming or otherwise – whether on a mobile phone or other device, may be used at an Event. We reserve the right to take possession of and confiscate any mobile phone, camera, video or recording device and any photos, videos or other recorded images used or taken at an Event.
PRESS / SOCIAL MEDIA
Killing Kittens operates a strict no press and no social media policy. You must not discuss or disclose to any press nor post on social media any information about our Events or our Members.
Events are confidential and private occasions. Members are reminded of their obligations under the Membership Terms.
DRUGS AND SMOKING
Members may not bring alcohol or illegal substances onto the premises. Licensing laws shall be strictly enforced. Anyone who is or appears to be intoxicated shall be removed from the Event immediately without any entitlement to a refund.
Events will in general be non-smoking and non-vaping events. Please follow directions at Events to find designated smoking areas.
We will endeavour to provide a safe and respectful environment for Members. However, we cannot control the behaviour of other Members and we urge you at all times to take care and be sensible in your interactions with other Members. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Members. We are not responsible for the conduct of any Member or their User Content.
Killing Kittens accept no responsibility for the loss, theft, damage or alteration to any personal items brought onto the premises by its Members.
Members shall not exhibit behaviour which is considered antisocial or disruptive or contradicts the Killing Kittens Code of Behaviour. Such behaviour will result in immediate removal from the Event without any entitlement to a refund.
Killing Kittens reserves the right to report any Member deemed to be exhibiting illegal, antisocial or disruptive behaviour to the police for further investigation.