Terms of Agreement for The Hive Partnership

Terms of Agreement Applicable to B1G1 Business Members participating in The Hive Partnership

Last updated on 02 Sep 2019

 
The Hive Partnership is an initiative by BUY1GIVE1 PTE LTD (“B1G1”), a registered company in Singapore. It enables businesses who are B1G1 Business Members to gain a special partnership status as a “Hive Partner”. Hive Partners create Conscious Business Hives to add into their own membership programs to create an additional level of ‘belonging’ and to access and create new services. Hive Partners may introduce B1G1’s membership services to their clients and business contacts using the features and resources developed for this purpose.

We are thrilled to welcome you as a Hive Partner and look forward to a lasting partnership with you to grow the B1G1 Movement together.

These Terms of Agreement exist to help maximise the positive impact of our partnership with clarity and trust.

1. DEFINITIONS

The term “B1G1” refers to BUY1GIVE1 PTE LTD. The term “B1G1 Giving” refers to B1G1 Giving Society (Singapore Society, Unique Entity Number: T09SS0020H). The terms “we,” “us” or “our” refer to both BUY1GIVE1 PTE LTD and B1G1 Giving, acting collectively. The term “Member” refers to any individual or business entity with a valid, paid membership in the B1G1 Business for Good program. The term “Hive Partner” refers to any entity which is granted the Hive Partnership status by B1G1. The terms “you,” “your” or “user” refers to any Hive Partner which accepts these Terms of Use by using any of the features or resources developed for Hive Partners’ activities.

 

2. LOGO AND BRAND USAGE

B1G1 grants to you, for so long as your Hive Partnership status remains valid, a limited, revocable, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to use the Hive Partner title, marks, pages and contents indicating your Hive Partnership status. You are required to remove any associated contents from your website and any other marketing materials within one month (30 calendar days) of the expiry of your partnership status.

 

3. PARTNERSHIP RENEWAL

On an annual basis, your Hive Partnership is reviewed and you will be offered to renew your status as long as you continue to fulfil the criteria as a Hive Partner. Once the renewal is accepted by both parties, the renewal fee can be paid using your Hive Credit, by credit card payment or by bank transfer. When the renewal fee becomes more than 30 days overdue, your Hive Partnership status may be voided.

 

4. MAINTAINING THE B1G1 MEMBERSHIP STATUS

To retain your Hive Partnership status, you are also required to maintain your B1G1 Business Membership status. You will be notified of any upcoming membership renewal at least 2 weeks before its due date. An additional 2-week grace period is normally given to restore the membership status. Failure to maintain the B1G1 Membership status after this grace period may void your Hive Partnership status and deactivate your Hive Dashboard and listing on the Conscious Business Hive website. To avoid any issue, we recommend that you opt to auto-renew your membership or subscribe to a longer-term membership option. Enquiries for your B1G1 Membership status can be made by emailing [email protected].

 

5. DATA PRIVACY

You shall be responsible for the quality and accuracy of all data that you supply to B1G1 and to your own clients while acting as a Hive Partner. We respect and honour the confidentiality of your data and data provided by your clients who join B1G1 through your referral. Accordingly, we will exercise reasonable care to keep all personal data pertaining to you and your clients secure. All data collected and retained by B1G1 will be handled in accordance with B1G1’s Privacy Policy which is posted and updated on www.b1g1.com/businessforgood/b1g1-privacy-policy/.

 

6. COMMISSIONS / REWARDS

As a Hive Partner, you are entitled to receive a referral commission fee called ‘Hive Credit’ under this agreement. The amount and percentage of commission offered may be revised for the sustainability of this program at the sole discretion of B1G1 at any point of time. When such change is made, B1G1 will maintain the agreed commission rate for existing Hive Partners until the next partnership renewal date.

The credit earned for the successful referral becomes redeemable 60 days after the registration date of the B1G1 Member that was created by the Hive Partner. If any refunds are made for the membership before the credit reaches this date, the credit initially issued to the Hive Partner’s account will be voided in order for B1G1 to cover the refund payments and other cancellation costs.

Once the credit is made redeemable, the Hive Partner will have the right to either use it for their charitable giving through B1G1, use it for purchases of other goods and services provided by B1G1, or receive the payment by any of the payment methods made available by B1G1. When a payment is transferred, B1G1 has the right to deduct any bank or other charges incurred for the transfer of the funds. There is a minimum credit size of $500 (in USD) for a bank transfer.

If any credit is unutilised for more than 2 years from the date of issuance and the Hive Partner does not respond to two written queries made by B1G1, B1G1 has the right to donate the unused credit to any of the B1G1 projects when it is not claimed by the Hive Partner.

 

7. SERVICES AND IMPROVEMENTS

B1G1 may update or otherwise modify the features and benefits of Hive Partnership at any time at the sole discretion of B1G1. We may shut down the services for maintenance and development work whenever we deem it necessary with appropriate notice to Hive Partners. When a significant update is made and the Hive Partner objects to the change, the Hive Partner may a) terminate this agreement and b) request a refund of part of the annual fee (pro-rata) for the affected year.

 

8. REFUND TERMS

The initial set-up fee for the Hive Partnership is refundable for 30 days after the signing of the Agreement, or the completion of the payment, whichever is earlier. After that time, the set-up fee for the partnership is non-refundable. The annual fee can be partially refunded if the Hive Partner chooses to terminate the Hive Partnership when in disagreement with updated features implemented by B1G1. When the termination is requested due to the change of business situation by the Hive Partner, no refund is made for the remaining partnership period.

 

9. RULES OF CONDUCT

You acknowledge and agree that:

You will not use your Hive Partnership with B1G1 in connection with pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise).

You will not publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any materials that violate any legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity, intellectual property rights, or any other legal rights) of others, or otherwise violate any such rights using your Hive Partnership.

You will not publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any profane, defamatory, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, image, material or information.

You will not publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any topic, name, material or information that incites discrimination, hate or violence towards one person or a group because of their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or national origin, or that insults the victims of crimes against humanity by contesting the existence of those crimes.

You will not upload files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer or property of another.

You will not restrict or inhibit any other authorised B1G1 Member from using and enjoying the membership benefits of B1G1.

You will not violate any applicable laws or regulations.

 

10. INDEMNIFICATION

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username(s), password(s), and your account(s), as well as all activities that occur under your account(s). You hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold B1G1, our licensors, licensees, distributors, agents, representatives and other authorised Users, and each of the foregoing entities’ respective resellers, distributors, service providers and suppliers, and all of the foregoing entities’ respective officers, directors, owners, employees, agents, representatives and assigns (collectively, the Indemnified Parties) harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities and costs (including settlement costs and any legal or other fees and expenses for investigating or defending any actions or threatened actions) incurred by the Indemnified.

You will use your best efforts to cooperate with B1G1 in the defence of any claim. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to employ separate counsel and assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you.

 

11. PROVISIONS

This Agreement shall be construed as operating under the laws of the Republic of Singapore. You hereby irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of the courts in Singapore. If any provision of these Terms of Agreement shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. No waiver of any provision of these Terms of Agreement by us shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision, and our failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms of Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. In these Terms of Agreement, the word “including” is used illustratively, as if followed by the words “but not limited to.”

You agree that any cause of action you may have arising out of or related to these Terms of Agreement must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues; otherwise, such cause of action shall be permanently barred.

Any dispute arising out of, or in connection with this Agreement, including any question regarding its existence, validity or termination, shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration in Singapore in accordance with the then-current Arbitration Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre SIAC Rules, which are deemed to be incorporated by reference in this Agreement. The Tribunal shall consist of a single arbitrator, and all proceedings shall be conducted in English.

We may suspend or terminate your Hive Partnership status and your ability to use the features or resources developed for Hive Partners’ activities, or portions thereof, for failure to comply with these Terms of Agreement or any special terms related to a particular service; for infringing copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights; if you engage in gross misconduct, fraud or misrepresentation; or in cases where, in our sole judgment, your actions are likely to damage the reputation of B1G1 or B1G1 Giving.

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties pertaining to the matters set forth herein and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements, representations, and understandings of the parties.

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