Terms and Conditions

1. Agreement to terms

Last updated: April 18, 2019

This page informs you of our terms and conditions regarding the use of our website and services, e.g. our modules and programs.


These Terms and Conditions constitute a legally binding agreement made between you, whether personally or on behalf of an entity (you), and The Argonauts, located at Potsdamer Platz 1, Berlin, 10785 Germany (we, us), concerning your access to and use of the The Argonauts Website (www.the-argonauts.com) website as well as any related applications.

The community provides the following services: Digital access to your Success and Fulfillment Circles through circl.es, participation in events and journeys, access to the platform for the Engagement Circle, access to our curated content library, and participation in special programs such as the Accelerator Program or the Empowerment Program (Services). Members gain access to the membership for a monthly subscription fee.

Certain services such as access to Content and services provided by partners are free of charge. We may, however, display advertisement on our website or offer additional services such as leadership programs, the Accelerator Program, analytics, insights, additional Circles and other services.

Services which are excluded from the membership, e.g the Accelerator Program, will be available at additional one-time fees. However, an investment in such a stand-alone program upon joining the community will include the initiation fee. 

The Accelerator program (powered by Growth Connector) is fully refundable within 60 days after purchase. After 60 days no refund is possible.
The repayment claim within the first 60 days voids if relevant exercises (persona profil, text tempaltes for emails, further information) throughout the training are not being completed or their completion is not made available immediately upon request. For further information please also see our partner website. 

You agree that by participating in the community and/or in its modules and services, you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by all of these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree with all of these Terms and Conditions, you are prohibited from using the community and its services and you must discontinue use immediately. We recommend that you print a copy of these Terms and Conditions for future reference.


The supplemental policies set out in Section 1.7 below, as well as any supplemental terms and condition or documents that may be posted on the website from time to time, are expressly incorporated by reference.


We may make changes to these Terms and Conditions at any time. The updated version of these Terms and Conditions will be indicated by an updated “Revised” date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. You are responsible for reviewing these Terms and Conditions to stay informed of updates. Your continued use of the community and its website represents that you have accepted such changes.


We may update or change the website from time to time to reflect changes to our modules and services, our members’ needs and/or our business priorities.


Our community is directed to people of all nations. The information provided by the community is not intended for distribution to or use by any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject us to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country.


The community is intended for members who are at least 18 years old. If you are under the age of 18, you are not permitted to participate as a member or use the Services without parental permission.


Third-Party Payment Processors: Currently, The Argonauts uses Stripe and Paypal. Our third-party e-commerce payment processor accepts payments through methods detailed on the applicable payment screen, which may include various credit cards. By using such third-party payment processors, you agree to their terms and conditions of use. Such third parties may charge fees to process payments. We do not guarantee any particular form of payment will be available to make a payment.


Additional policies which also apply to your membership include:

  • Our Privacy and Cookie Policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, as well as information about the cookies on the Site. By using the Site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
  • Our Code of Conduct, which sets out the permitted actions and prohibited actions within the community. When participating in the community, you must comply with this Code of Conduct.
  • Certain services and parts of this community can be used only on payment of a fee.

2. Acceptable Use


Our full Code of Conduct sets out all the rules within our community.


You may not use the community for any purpose other than that for which we made the community and our services available. The community may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by us.


As a member of the Argonauts community, you agree not to:

  • Misrepresent experience, skills, or information about a member
  • Harass, annoy, intimidate, or threaten any of our members or employees
  • Use any information obtained from the community or through our services, e.g one of the Circles, in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person (referring again to the Code of Conduct)
  • Threaten members with negative feedback or offering services solely to give positive feedback 
  • Make improper use of our support services, or submit false reports of abuse or misconduct
  • Falsely imply a relationship with us or another company with whom you do not have a relationship
  • Use the community to advertise or sell goods and services
  • Use the community or our content as part of any effort to compete with us or to create a revenue-generating endeavor or commercial enterprise
  • Sell or otherwise transfer your profile
  • Attempt to impersonate another member or person, or use the account of another member
  • Trick, defraud, or mislead us and other members, especially in any attempt to learn sensitive account information such as user passwords
  • Systematically retrieve data or other content from the community to a compile database or directory without written permission from us
  • Make any unauthorized use of the community, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of members to send unsolicited emails
  • Circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the community, including features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on the use
  • Engage in unauthorized framing of or linking to the community
  • Attempt to access any portions of the community that you are restricted from accessing
  • Delete the copyright or other proprietary rights notice from any of the content
  • Use the community in a manner inconsistent with any applicable laws or regulations

3. Information you provide to us


You represent and warrant that:

(a) all registration information you submit will be true, accurate, current, and complete and
relate to you and not a third party;

(b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information and promptly update such information as

(c) you will keep your password confidential and will be responsible for all use of your password and account;

(d) you have the legal capacity and you agree to comply with these Terms and Conditions; and

(e) you are not a minor in the jurisdiction in which you reside, or if a minor, you have received parental permission to use the Site.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your membership information (such as your user name and password) you must promptly notify us at membership@the-argonauts.com.


If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we may suspend or terminate your membership.


As part of the functionality of the community’s services, e.g the Accelerator Program, you may be asked to link your Argonauts account with your Linkedin account by either:

(a) providing your Linkedin login information through the website; or

(b) allowing us to access your Linkedin account, as is permitted under the applicable terms and conditions that govern your use of Linkedin.

You represent that you are entitled to disclose your Linkedin login information to us and/or grant us access to your Linkedin account without breach by you of any of the terms and conditions that govern your use of Linkedin and without obligating us to pay any fees or making us subject to any usage limitations imposed by Linkedin.


By granting us access to your Linkedin account, you understand that

(a) we may access, make available and store (if applicable) any content that you have provided to and stored in your Linkedin account (the “Social Network Content”) so that it is available to members of our staff via your account, including without limitation any contact lists; and

(b) we may submit and receive additional information to your Linkedin account to the extent you are notified when you link your membership with Linkedin.

Depending on the privacy settings that you have set in your Linkedin account, personally identifiable information that you post to your Linkedin account may be available to members of The Argonauts’ staff. Please note that if your Linkedin account or associated service becomes unavailable or our access is terminated by Linkedin, Social Network Content may no longer be available to our staff.
You will have the ability to disable the connection between your Argonaut account and your Linkedin account at any time.
Please note that your relationship with Linkedin associated with your Linkedin account is governed solely by your agreement(s) with Linkedin. We make no effort to review any Social Network Content for any purpose, including but not limited to, for accuracy, legality or non-infringement, and we are not responsible for any Social Network Content.

You acknowledge and agree that we may access your email address book associated with your Linkedin account and your contacts list. At your email request to membership@the-argonauts.com or through your account settings, we will deactivate the connection between your Argonauts account and your Linkedin account and attempt to delete any information stored on our servers that was obtained through your Linkedin, except the username and profile picture that became associated with your account.

4. Our content


Unless otherwise indicated, the community, its website, and its services, including source code, databases, functionality, software, website designs, audio, video, text, photographs, and graphics on the Site (“Our Content”) are owned or licensed to us, and are protected by copyright laws.


Except as expressly provided in these Terms and Conditions, no part of the Site, Services or Our Content may be copied, reproduced, aggregated, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted, distributed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose whatsoever, without our express prior written permission.


Provided that you are eligible to participate in the community, you are granted a limited license to access and use the website and Our Content and to download or print a copy of any portion of the Content to which you have properly gained access solely for your personal, non-commercial use.


You shall not:

(a) try to gain unauthorised access to the website or any networks, servers or computer systems connected to the community; and/or

(b) make for any purpose including error correction, any modifications, adaptions, additions or enhancements to the website or Our Content, including the modification of the paper or digital copies you may have downloaded.


We shall

(a) prepare the website, our services, and Our Content with reasonable skill and care; and

(b) use industry standard virus detection software to try to block the uploading of content to the website that contains viruses.


The content in the community is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from taking, any action on the basis of the content on the Site.


Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our website, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that Our Content on the website is accurate, complete or up to date.

5. Link to third party content


The Argonauts’ website may contain links to websites or applications operated by third parties. We do not have any influence or control over any such third party websites or applications or the third party operator. We are not responsible for any third party websites or applications or their availability or content.

6. Website Management


We reserve the right at our sole discretion, to

(1) monitor the community website for breaches of these Terms and Conditions;

(2) take appropriate legal action against anyone in breach of applicable laws or these Terms and Conditions;

(3) remove from the website or otherwise disable all files and content that are excessive in size or are in any way a burden to our systems; and

(4) otherwise manage the website in a manner designed to protect our rights and property and to facilitate the proper functioning of the community and Services.


We do not guarantee that the website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.


You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programs and platform to access the website and you should use your own virus protection software.

7. Modifications to and availability of the website


We reserve the right to change, modify, or remove the contents of the community website at any time or for any reason at our sole discretion without notice. We also reserve the right to modify or discontinue all or part of the Services without notice at any time.


We cannot guarantee the website and services will be available at all times. We may experience hardware, software, or other problems or need to perform maintenance related to the website, resulting in interruptions, delays, or errors. You agree that we have no liability whatsoever for any loss, damage, or inconvenience caused by your inability to access or use the website or Services during any downtime or discontinuance of the website or Services. We are not obliged to maintain and support the website or Services or to supply any corrections, updates, or releases.


There may be information on the website that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions that may relate to the Services, including descriptions, pricing, availability, and various other information. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions and to change or update the information at any time, without prior notice.

8. Disclaimer


The community, its website and its Services are provided on an as-is and as-available basis. You agree that your use of the website and/or Services will be at your sole risk except as expressly set out in these Terms and Conditions. All warranties, terms, conditions and undertakings, express or implied (including by statute, custom or usage, a course of dealing, or common law) in connection with the community and Services and your use thereof including, without limitation, the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.

We make no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of the website’s content and are not liable for any

(1) errors or omissions in content:

(2) any unauthorized access to or use of our servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored on our server;

(3) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the website or services; and/or

(4) any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like which may be transmitted to or through the website by any third party. We will not be responsible for any delay or failure to comply with our obligations under these Terms and Conditions if such delay or failure is caused by an event beyond our reasonable control.


Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you as a member:

  • We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
  • If we fail to comply with these Terms and Conditions, we will be responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breach of these Terms and Conditions, but we would not be responsible for any loss or damage that were not foreseeable at the time you started your membership.
  • Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in the Disclaimer/Limitation of Liability section, our liability to you for any cause whatsoever and regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to a total aggregate amount equal to the greater of (a) the sum of US$ 5,000 or (b) the amount paid, if any, by you to us for the Services/website during the six (6) month period prior to any cause of action arising.

We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  • use of, or inability to use, our community, its website, and its Services; or
  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our website.

In particular, we will not be liable for:

  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  • business interruption;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

9. Term and Termination


These Terms and Conditions shall remain in full force and effect during your membership in The Argonauts, as applicable. You may terminate your membership at any time, for any reason, by contacting us at membership@the-argonauts.com.


Without limiting any other provision of these Terms and Conditions, we reserve the right to, in our sole discretion and without notice or liability, deny access to and use of the community, its website, and/or its Services (including blocking certain IP addresses), to any person for any reason including without limitation for breach of any representation, warranty or covenant contained in these Terms and Conditions or of any applicable law or regulation.
If we determine, in our sole discretion, that your use of the community, its website, and/or its Services is in breach of these Terms and Conditions or of any applicable law or regulation, we may terminate your participation in the Services or terminate your membership without warning in our sole discretion.


If we terminate or suspend your membership for any reason set out in this Section 9, you are prohibited from participating in the community under your name, a fake or borrowed name, or the name of any third party, even if you may be acting on behalf of the third party. In addition to terminating or suspending your membership, we reserve the right to take appropriate legal action, including without limitation pursuing civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.

10. General


Visiting the website, sending us emails, and completing online forms constitute electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications we provide to you electronically, via email and on the community website, satisfy any legal requirement that such communication be in writing.
You hereby agree to the use of electronic signatures, contracts, orders and other records and to electronic delivery of notices, policies, and records of transactions initiated or completed by us or via the website. You hereby waive any rights or requirements under any statutes, regulations, rules, ordinances, or other laws in any jurisdiction which require an original signature or delivery or retention of non-electronic records, or to payments or the granting of credits by other than electronic means.


These Terms and Conditions and any policies or operating rules posted by us on the website or in respect to the community and its services constitute the entire agreement and understanding between you and us.


Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision.


We may assign any or all of our rights and obligations to others at any time.


We shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage, delay or failure to act caused by any cause beyond our reasonable control.


If any provision or part of a provision of these Terms and Conditions is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision or part of the provision is deemed severable from these Terms and Conditions and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.


There is no joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship created between you and us as a result of these Terms and Conditions or membership in the Argonauts community.


Please note that these Terms and Conditions, their subject matter and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims), are governed by German law. You and we both agree that the courts of Germany will have exclusive jurisdiction.


A person who is not a party to these Terms and Conditions shall have no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of these Terms and Conditions.


In order to resolve a complaint regarding the community or to receive further information regarding the use of the Services, please contact us by email at membership@the-argonauts.com or by post to:

The Argonauts
Argopreneurs Management GmbH
Potsdamer Platz 1
D-10785 Berlin