In creating your account with SBS, you are confirming that you are confirming that you are between the ages of 18 and 50.
SBS respects the privacy of all Members and Affiliates, and understands that we may occasionally handle sensitive information.
If you have any questions about our privacy practices, please feel free to contact SBS at any time on email@example.com.
SBS House Rules:
Don’t threaten people.
Don’t post others’ personal information.
Don’t harass or deliberately offend other members of the community.
Don’t promote abuse or violence.
Don’t spam or automate.
Don’t impersonate others.
Don’t create more than one personal account. Especially if your account has been deactivated by SBS as a result of breaching this Policy.
Don’t use any SBS products or services for the purpose of your own commercial gain.
If you feel you are being abused or harassed by another member, you must inform SBS immediately.
Registration, Membership and Account Security
We reserve the right to deactivate or delete your account at any time if you are deemed to be in breach of this Policy.
It is your responsibility as a Member of the SBS Community to provide information that is 100% accurate to your knowledge, and up to date.
You can amend your account and contact information at any time, through your Profile – My Account, or by clicking on your avatar in the main menu, and then My Account.
If you suspect any fraudulent activity on your account or someone else’s, or any other issues relating to account security, you must inform SBS immediately.
Please ensure your login details are kept private and secure at all times.
For the purpose of maintaining a high level of quality across all SBS events, SBS events are exclusive to Members Only. If your event ticket is purchased on a third party website, SBS will create your account for you after the event, and provide you with unique login details.
Your account will be deactivated if it is found to have been inactive or unused for a minimum of 12 Months. If you wish to reactivate your membership after this point, please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating the following information:
You may request for SBS to deactivate your account at any time by emailing email@example.com
If your account is deactivated, SBS reserves the right to keep a record of your data on file for no longer than one year from deactivation for reporting and analytical purposes.
SBS will allow up to one image that is not of you, if you feel this shows your lifestyle or personality in some way.
The GDPR will replace an older directive on data privacy, Directive 95/46/EC, and it introduces a few important changes that may affect our Members.
Verifiable consent requires a written record of when and how you agreed to let us process your personal data. Consent must also be unambiguous and involve a clear affirmative action. This means clear language and no pre-checked consent boxes.
We are also able to tell you among other things, how your personal data is being used. If you ask, we are obligated to share the personal data we hold on you, or offer a way for you to access it.
Protecting Your Personal Information
In line with the Data Protection Act 1998, SBS will not sell, share, or make public any of the data that you provide as part of your membership.
The information we collect from you is also for the purpose of delivering the products and services of SBS to their full potential, to continue to improve these, and manage SBS business activity. The information also allows us to manage your account details and provide all Members of the SBS Community with sufficient customer service.
The information you provide allows also SBS to communicate with you in a sufficient and accurate manner about existing, new, and upcoming products and services that are relevant to you, or necessary as a member of the SBS Community.
Our requirements and recommended information requests are set so that you and other Members of the SBS Community may experience the full benefits of the SBS Community and all its features.
As a Member of the SBS Community, the only information we will ever require from you as mandatory is your first name, email address, city, religion, gender and date of birth.
We recommend that you add photos of yourself and fill out your profile to achieve the best results on the website.
Providing this information will allow SBS to verify your account, thus improving the quality of your account in addition to improving yours and the experience of other Members of the SBS Community.
Occasionally, we may obtain personal or non-personal information about you such as demographic information, purchase history, the type of browser you are using, access times or your language settings, for the purposes of research, marketing, and analytical purposes.
SBS will never contact you via any means other than the message feature on the SBS website or SBS Customer Support for the purpose of requesting or obtaining any personal or sensitive information relating to you or your account.
SBS may take photos, video or audio footage during events, which may include you in the background or foreground. In purchasing a ticket for an SBS event, or as an existing SBS Member, you are agreeing for these to be used for the purpose of marketing and promotion.
What Others See About You
You can choose to change your profile visibility so that all Members of the SBS Community can see your profile, only you can see your profile, only people you follow can view your profile, or only your followers can see your profile.
You can choose to receive messages from all Members of the SBS Community, from nobody, only from people you follow, or only from your followers.
Any activity or conversations you are party to in the SBS Community Forum will still be visible to other Members of the SBS Community if you choose to hide your profile from the SBS Community Members Directory, or limit the permissions that other users have to view your profile or send you private messages using the SBS Website.
How Others Interact With You
What You See
You will only be able to send messages to other Members of the SBS Community according to their privacy settings.
All fees are final and must be paid in full by the customer immediately or as part of a payment plan set by SBS.
If the programme is Cancelled or put on hold at the request of the Customer, any remaining fees must still be paid in full within 14 days of the Cancellation request or hold request, as agreed at the start of the programme .
Any fees not paid within 14 days of the Cancellation request or hold request will incur interest charges set by the Bank of England interest rate.
If the programme is Cancelled or put on hold at the request of SBS, any remaining fees will be refunded in full.
Our Matchmaking programme does not guarantee you will be introduced to a match at any time.
If we find a potential match for you, we will then send their profile over to you. If you and your match both like each other, we then send your contact details to them, and their contact details to you. For this we charge a fee of £20 to exchange details per match.
SBS reserves the right to Cancel your Matchmaking programme at any time if you are deemed to be in breach of this Policy. In this event you will no longer be able to access your account, and we will not provide a refund for any outstanding products or services.
Refunds, Exchanges, or Credit Notes will be offered on a like-for-like basis, if:
Any reimbursement of charges will match the face value price paid for the ticket.
Any additional booking fees or charges from tickets purchased with third party suppliers will not be refunded.
If you cancel your ticket purchase or fail to attend or leave the event early, no refund will be offered.
A no show fee will be assessed if you do not attend. The no show fee is displayed at the top of each event description in bold red text.
A no show fee will not be assessed only if the attendee cancels the event ticket five working days prior to that event.
SBS reserves the right to refuse entry.
Refunds, Exchanges, or Credit Notes will be offered on a like-for-like basis, if the product or service has been cancelled by us.
Any reimbursement of charges will match the face value price paid for the product or service.
Any additional booking fees or charges from third party suppliers will not be refunded.
If you cancel your purchase, no refund will be offered.
If another member of the SBS Community makes you feel threatened or unsafe at any time, please report this immediately.
Read more about how to stay safe online here
To report another Member of the SBS Community, please click the ‘Report this user’ at the bottom of their profile, or email firstname.lastname@example.org stating the following information:
SBS reserves the right to take action where appropriate, and will only do so in instances where violations of this Policy can be proven.
The SBS Customer Service team aims to respond to all contact within 3 working days.
SBS will not tolerate any abusive or inappropriate behaviour towards any employee or representative of the company, and reserves the right to deactivate offending accounts without notice.
In the event that a claim or action is brought against SBS as a result of your membership of the SBS Community, activity or use of SBS products or services, including any breach of this Policy or any charges or complaints made by other parties against you, SBS is released from all claims, liability and damages arising the claim or action.
In such cases you agree to cooperate fully, and allow SBS to assume defense and control of the matter where necessary.
Protecting Other People’s Rights
SBS and other Members of the SBS Community may often provide and recommend links to third-party websites or resources including but not limited to blogs, articles, videos, or podcasts, by way of Knowledge Sharing:
SBS will always provide the source of shared Knowledge
SBS recommends that where possible, you must also provide the author or origin of any shared information which is not your own intellectual property
If you choose not to cite the source of said shared knowledge, you accept responsibility for the provision of the item(s) shared
If you choose to share your own intellectual property including but not limited to blogs, articles, videos, or podcasts, you are giving permission for SBS and other Members of the SBS Community to share these items
SBS recommends that if you do share your own intellectual property, you make clear that this was created by you.
You are prohibited from using any of the information shared by SBS or other Members of the SBS Community for the purpose of any form of commercial gain, including but not limited to licensing, selling, renting, leasing, transferring, assigning, distributing, hosting or otherwise commercially exploit the information provided by SBS:
All original information and content created by SBS is solely the intellectual property or copyright of SBS and any authorised contributors
All original information and content created by you is solely your intellectual property or copyright
All original information and content created by other individual Members of the SBS community and shared on the SBS Website is solely the intellectual property or copyright of said Members.
While using the features of the SBS Community Forums or the private messaging and other features of the SBS Website, other members may wish to share their own personal details, contact information, or other private property (physical or intellectual):
You are prohibited from using this information, whether in whole or in part, for any form of commercial or financial gain, including but not limited to licensing, selling, renting, leasing, transferring, assigning, distributing, hosting or otherwise commercially exploit the information provided to you
You may only use this information, whether in whole or in part, for the sole purpose that the other Member(s) intends and has stated in writing, providing this is not for any form of commercial or financial gain, including but not limited to licensing, selling, renting, leasing, transferring, assigning, distributing, hosting or otherwise commercially exploit the information provided to you
You are prohibited from sharing personal details, contact information, or other private property (physical or intellectual) of any Members of the SBS Community, whether in whole or in part, with any persons other than those specifically permitted by the SBS Community Member(s) in writing, for any form of commercial or financial gain, including but not limited to licensing, selling, renting, leasing, transferring, assigning, distributing, hosting or otherwise commercially exploit the information provided to you.
You are prohibited from modifying, making derivative works of, disassembling, reverse compiling or reverse engineering any part of the content or information shared or provided by SBS:
You shall not access the SBS website, products, or services in order to create a similar or competitive website product or service
No part of the SBS website, products, or services may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form, unless explicitly permitted otherwise in writing by SBS.
SBS welcomes your insight and opinions as a way to fuel and contribute to the conversations in the Community Forums.
You are responsible for the opinions contained within your posts and accept that these opinions are not directly reflected by SBS or other Members of the Community.
Users Outside the United Kingdom
Regardless of where you live, as a Member of the SBS Website and SBS Community you consent to having your personal data, information, and contact details transferred to and processed and stored in the United Kingdom, where SBS operates.
Changes to this Policy
Should the policy be updated, SBS will notify all Members via email at least 7 days before any changes take effect, barring any unforeseen or exceptional circumstances
SBS will always make clear when the standing Policy was last updated
All revisions and previous versions of the Policy will be accessible via the Archive shown below.
Copyright & Trademark Information
Last Updated: 18th May 2018