Please read these Terms of Service carefully as they contain important information about your legal rights, remedies and obligations. By accessing or using the 2 glimpse platform, you agree to comply with and be bound by these Terms of Service.
Terms of Service
1.1 “2 glimpse” and the associated website 2glimpse.com and/or its subpages are operated by 2 glimpse, kvk 68909217, The Netherlands (hereinafter also referred to simply as “2 glimpse”, "2glimpse.com", “we”, “us” or similarly). Persons who have registered on the website of 2 glimpse by creating a Profile (see 1.3) are hereinafter referred to as “Users”, “you”, exchange partner or similarly.
1.2 “member” a person who has registered on 2glimpse.com AND has subscribed the membership of 2glimpse.com (in the introduction phase of 2 glimpse the registration includes a 3 months membership).
1.3 “2 glimpse” is an internet portal allowing persons to contact each other and make arrangements to catch a glimpse of another culture or life by inviting others into their own lives and home countries. The Users of 2glimpse.com have the option
- to invite a member of 2 glimpse (being a host)
- to accept an invitation of a member of 2 glimpse (being a guest)
- to do both: inviting someone and accepting an invitation
The exchange adventure is free format. Both members decide what they want to do. Members decide if they will stay in at each other’s home or else (hotel, bed & breakfast etc.).
This means that persons registered and being a member at 2 glimpse can make contact with an appropriate exchange partner and make all further arrangements themselves.
1.4 “Profile” within the meaning of these Terms of Service refers to a personal page at 2glimpse.com, which each User may design using their own texts, photos and link(s) to YouTube. The User has the opportunity to present him- or herself there and to put down what he/she expects from the desired exchange and exchange partner.
1.5 “Standard Messages” and “Personal Messages” within the meaning of these Terms of Service are electronic messages, which can be exchanged between Users using the 2 glimpse messaging system. Standard Messages consist of pre-formulated messages. These can be used by a User to indicate to another User whether he/she is in principle interested in entering into an exchange. Personal Messages consist of content designed exclusively by members.
2.1 These Terms of Service apply to the use of 2glimpse.com. By registering, the User accepts these Terms of Service, which become an integral part of the contract upon registration. Upon registration, the contract between 2 glimpse and you comes to be. However, individual arrangements between you and us always have priority before the Terms of Service. Deviating terms of service of our business customers that have not been expressly acknowledged by us in writing are not binding for us.
2.2 We recommend that you print out or save our Terms of Service.
3.1 Registration at 2 glimpse is free of charge. A Membership offers multiple advantages. The prices of these memberships are available on 2glimpse.com. This Membership is explained in Section 5 of these Terms of Service.
3.2 Any individual (18+, see Section 3.5), who wants to organise an exchange, may register as a member.
3.3 Each registration must be carried out personally by the relevant User. Registration on behalf of a third party is not permitted.
3.4 The data requested during registration is a valid email address and date of birth. 2 glimpse reserves the right to verify the accuracy of the information in individual cases and possibly request corresponding documentary evidence from the User (e.g. copy of identity card, passport, credit card(s) or telephone bill). If the data provided changes after registration, each User is obliged to correct the information immediately.
3.5 Registration is permitted only by natural persons of legal age. An exception to this are persons who have almost reached the age of 18 and are looking for an exchange once they have reached the age of 18. In this case, the User will declare that he/she is acting with the agreement of his/her legal guardian during registration, evidence of which he/she is to provide to 2 glimpse without delay upon request; inasmuch as such proof of the consent of the legal guardian is not provided, we will exclude the user concerned from our platform until he/she has reached the age of 18 years.
3.6 Registration is permitted only for the purposes of initiating an exchange involving the person registering. Registration for other purposes (e.g. for direct or indirect commercial placement of exchange companies, including part-time staff; for advertising or promoting services or products etc.) is expressly forbidden.
3.7 Should a registration be made with 2 glimpse for a purpose other than those permitted, despite the prohibition mentioned in Section 3.6, the person registering will owe 2 glimpse a contractual penalty amounting to EUR 10,000 for each case of registration. This contractual penalty is to be paid irrespective of any actual loss incurred. 2 glimpse reserves the right to assert claims for damages in addition to the contractual penalty.
3.8 2 glimpse reserves the right to refuse or delete registrations without any prior discussion and without indicating any reasons.
4. Features available to all Users
4.1 All Users (with a complete profile) may currently for example:
- customise their Profile independently to suit their requirements and personalise it with text, photos and videos (YouTube);
- send messages of interest
- add profiles to favorites
- block profiles
- accept friendship-invitations from members
4.2 In My Matches Users will be constantly updated by a personalised recommendation list of other matching Users.
4.3 The offer of 2 glimpse is however not static, but is continuously being developed further and adjusted. This means that new features can be introduced or existing ones removed at any time. Naturally the User will be notified of the planned shut-down of major features with an appropriate notice period by e-mail.
4.4 2 glimpse expects registered Users to become Members in the foreseeable future because otherwise reasonable use of the services offered by 2glimpse.com is impossible. 2 glimpse therefore reserves the right to no longer display the Profiles of Users, who use 2glimpse.com for a longer period of time without becoming Members, to other Users and to possibly restrict or completely exclude the options for use available to them.
5. Members, terms of payment
5.1 A Membership can be taken out for a one-off fee for a fixed period of time. It ends automatically when this period expires. There is no need for a separate notice of termination. The valid fee as well as the duration of the Membership is published on the website. The Membership is non-transferable, but is tied to the User for whose Profile it was concluded.
5.2 As a Member the User can draft Personal Messages. These messages can be read by the relevant recipient if this recipient is a Member. As a Member, the User can also always read the Standard Messages sent to him, to which personal text was added as well as Personal Messages.
5.3 Unless expressly stipulated otherwise between you und us, the prices apply that we have specified on our website.
5.4 Unless otherwise noted, the prices are in euros.
5.5 The prices include VAT.
5.6 Various methods of payment are available to the User. Unless otherwise stipulated in writing between you and us, payments are to be made in advance.
5.7 The User only has a right to setoff if his/her counterclaims have been determined with final effect or are uncontested by us. In addition, the User is only authorized to exercise a right of retention to the extent that his/her counterclaim is based on the same contractual relationship.
5.8 Our invoices are due for payment immediately.
6. Code of Conduct for registered Users
6.1 All the services provided by 2 glimpse are exclusively intended for the personal use of the relevant User.
6.2 Data made accessible to the relevant User (in particular contact data and personal information) of members is to be treated in the strictest confidence and must not be published elsewhere (in particular on other websites or in other media) or disclosed to a third party in another form. Transmitting the contact information to other Users or a third party is not permitted. In the event of non-compliance, Section 3.7 applies accordingly.
6.3 Every User must ensure that the content of his/her Profile does not violate statutory provisions or any restrictions imposed by public authorities or offend morality.
6.4 The User is solely responsible for the content, in particular the accuracy and legal permissibility of the latter, of the Profiles displayed on 2 glimpse.com as well as the text entered or pictures or videos uploaded. Any inaccuracies or negligence in the Profiles of members published on 2 glimpse.com are exclusively the responsibility of the relevant User. The User is also solely responsible for the conversations held via the messaging system with others. The User is obliged to protect the rights and interests of other Users or other third parties, in particular their personal rights. 2 glimpse can never be held responsible for the accuracy of any information regarding a person/member displayed here.
6.5 Entering contact data, links or referring to other websites in fields or texts, which are not expressly intended for this purpose, is not permitted. This applies in particular to the free text fields (e.g. ‘Short explanation about myself’, ‘My idea about the exchange’, ‘Keywords’). All the data through which direct contact can be made with a person by by-passing Membership is considered to be contact data. In the event of an infringement, 2 glimpse retains the right to no longer display the Profile to other Users or to delete it as well as to insist that Membership is taken out or to demand compensation.
6.6 The use of 2 glimpse.com is permitted only for the purpose referred to in Section 3.6. The data acquired through use must be used only for the purpose referred to in Section 3.6. In the event of non-compliance, Section 3.7 applies accordingly.
6.7 The use of the services provided by 2 glimpse can be tied by 2 glimpse to certain conditions, e.g. verification of the registration data or contact and address data through submission of the relevant documentation. Furthermore 2 glimpse retains the right in general, in particular in the event of a complaint by a User, to request the User to make a statement. 2 glimpse may decide to no longer display the Profile of the User concerned to other Users and restrict or completely exclude the options for use for this User. If a requested statement is not provided, 2 glimpse will usually prohibit the further use of 2 glimpse by this User on a permanent basis. Paid fees won’t be reimbursed.
6.8 The User is obliged to delete his or her account (see account details after being logged in) immediately if he/she no longer wishes to be available to other Users.
6.9 The User is advised to retrieve messages left for him/her on 2glimpse.com and to reply to them at regular and appropriate intervals and to store them on his own PC or other storage media. 2 glimpse is entitled to delete the messages saved in the User’s Profile in each case at the end of three months after they were sent or received without any further inquiries.
7. Scope of services
7.1 The options for use mentioned in these Terms of Service apply subject to technical availability and according to the current state of the art. 2 glimpse will provide an online service meeting the standard state of the art. However, the User is aware that completely error-free programs are not possible according to the present state of the art. In addition, Users are aware that the desired data might not always be available, or possibly not be available at all.
7.2 There is no entitlement to the options for use described. The registered User is not entitled to use 2 glimpse in the event of a system failure. This also does not give rise to any claims for damages.
7.3 In the event of any disruptions or interruptions to the services promised by 2 glimpse for which the latter is responsible, the duration of Membership will be extended by the duration of the disruption, insofar as the service disruption has lasted for more than 48 hours (continuously or cumulatively) within a period of 30 days.
8.1 2 glimpse is responsible for providing the technical means required to establish contact between Users in general. We do not guarantee that Users are registered on 2 glimpse that will match each other when the search criteria are compared. 2 glimpse assumes no liability for the accuracy of the data provided by members. 2 glimpse will therefore not be liable if no contact is established within the period of use.
8.2 2 glimpse is not obliged to verify the Profiles of Users for any adverse effects on the rights of a third party. As soon as legal infringements become known to us, we will exclude from our website the User who infringes the rights of others.
8.3 2 glimpse points out that all data published on the internet can be copied. 2 glimpse will make every effort to make this as difficult as possible. 2 glimpse will however not be liable if Profile data published on 2glimpse.com is copied and published elsewhere. The User is obliged to release and hold harmless 2 glimpse from any claims by third parties arising in any manner from the publication of the User’s Profile.
8.4 The User is obliged to compensate 2 glimpse for any damage or loss which is and/or will be incurred by 2 glimpse in any manner from the display and/or use of his/her Profile, unless the User is not responsible for this damage or loss.
9.1 The liability of 2 glimpse is excluded and/or limited from damages from the injury to life, limb or health, inasmuch as these do not arise from a wilful or negligent contractual breach by 2 glimpse or a wilful or negligent contractual breach by the legal representatives or agents of 2 glimpse.
9.2 Our liability is excluded and/or limited for other damages, inasmuch as these do not arise from a wilful or grossly negligent contractual breach by 2 glimpse or a wilful or grossly negligent contractual breach by the legal representatives or agents of 2 glimpse.
9.3 You are obligated to take all actions that are necessary and can reasonably be expected of you to prevent and minimize damages. The breach of this obligation can be classified as contributory negligence and lead to a corresponding reduction of any claim to compensation that you may have.
9.4 We emphasize that we do not personally know the Members. Lacking our own knowledge, we cannot give any guarantees that the Members are trustworthy and keep their promises. Each User must decide for his-/herself when and with whom the respective User would like to make contact. We cannot influence whether the associated contact between Members will then proceed satisfactorily, develop positively or – in contrast – cause damages to either side.
9.5 Please note that 2 glimpse may not be held responsible if an exchange does not come about or not in the manner originally desired.
10. Termination/Cancellation of use
10.1 Each User may deactivate his/her Profile at any time and in doing so remove it from being displayed to all the other Users. Deactivated Profiles are deleted automatically and irretrievably as are active Profiles and Memberships Profiles that have expired if no use of such Profiles is made for a period of several weeks. This also applies to any conversations in the messaging system stored under these Profiles.
10.2 In addition, 2 glimpse grants the following right of cancellation to every consumer, whose ordinary place of residence or domicile is within the European Union or whose place of residence at the time the Membership contract was concluded was within the European Union.
Right of cancellation
You have the right to cancel this contract within 14 days without specifying any reason for such cancellation. The cancellation notice period is 14 days and begins on the day that the contract is concluded. To exercise your cancellation right, it is necessary to inform us of your decision to cancel the contract by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Consequences of cancellation
When you cancel this contract, we must promptly return all payments that have been made including delivery costs (with the exception of additional delivery costs resulting from your selection of another form of delivery than the standard form we offer) at the latest within 14 days of the receipt of your cancellation. For this repayment, the same form of payment will be used that you used in making the original transaction unless explicit arrangements for another payment form are made. In no instance will extra charges be made as a result of this repayment process. If you have requested that the contracted services should begin during the cancellation period, then you must pay an appropriate amount for the portion of the services that have been provided to you up to that point in time at which you have informed us that you will exercise your cancellation right in comparison to the total volume of services specified in the original contract.
End of instructions regarding right of cancellation.
10.3 If the User cancels the Membership, after having used such Membership, he is obliged to make a payment to 2 glimpse for the benefit of use gained through the use of this service. The value of the benefit of use is calculated on the basis of the period of use for which the service has been used. In the event of cancellation, 2 glimpse shall retain a portion of the original payment based on this period of use. Use of the Membership exists in particular if the User has made use of one or several of the options for use referred to in Section 5.2 of these Terms of Service.
11. Exclusion from use by 2 glimpse
11.1 In the event of an infringement of these Terms of Service, code of conduct, morality, the rights and statutory provisions applicable in the Netherlands, or the rights of a third party, or if 2 glimpse has another justified interest, 2 glimpse may exclude individual Users from use of the services at any time without stating any reasons. The same applies if the User does not agree to the data privacy declaration or cancels this at a later date.
11.2 In the event of an exclusion in accordance with 11.1, the User is not entitled to reimbursement of the fees for the Membership either in full or in part. In the event of an infringement of these Terms of Service, any amount which may already have been paid to 2 glimpse will not be reimbursed, but will be retained as a contractual penalty for the breach of contract.
11.3 As soon as a User has been excluded, this User may no longer use 2 glimpse.com. The excluded User may not register again.
13. Final provisions
13.1 2 glimpse is entitled to transfer its rights and obligations arising from this contractual relationship in full or in part to a third party with a period of notice of four weeks.
13.2 The place of performance is Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
13.3 2 glimpse reserves the right to amend these Terms of Service at any time without stating any reasons. Any amendments to the Terms of Service will be indicated to the User before every log-in and made accessible to him. The amended sections of the Terms of Service will be clearly indicated by 2 glimpse for at least two weeks. At every log-in the User accepts the Terms of Service valid at that time.
13.4 Should one of the above-mentioned provisions be invalid, the validity of the remaining provisions remains unaffected. The User undertakes in this case to agree to a stipulation as close as possible to the ineffective clause in terms of its economic purpose and intention.