Last updated: July 10, 2020
This page informs you of our terms and conditions regarding the use of our website and services, e.g. Mobile App, Trust Circles, Network Concierge Service and other 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 Community AG, located at Schumannstrasse 14b, 10117 Berlin, Germany (“we”, “us”), concerning your access to and use of the The Argonauts’ website (www.the-argonauts.com) as well as any related applications.
The Argonauts is a global community for transformational leadership. We provide a uniquely facilitated community for world leaders to connect, share, and grow.
The Argonauts Community offers two different memberships. The “Friend of the Argonauts” status is a free membership that grants members access to our platform, free content and selected leadership experiences as listed on our membership overview page. Friends of the Argonauts have access to assessments and questionnaires to reflect upon their personal journey and leadership skills. These assessments may qualify Friends of the Argonauts to apply for a premium paid membership status called “Argonaut”. Membership as an Argonaut comes with unlimited access to our platform as well as a personal, professionally facilitated Trust Circle and a monthly Network Concierge Service, alongside other benefits listed on the membership overview.
The Argonauts community follows a structured member selection process for both the Friends of the Argonauts membership and the Argonauts membership. The processes are designed to identify authentic leaders capable of transformational leadership that creates the safe environment needed for leaders to develop. Conditions for admission into the community are:
Upon admission, Argonauts start a unique leadership development experience through participation in their Trust Circle, a hand-picked group of 8 like-minded peers with diverse backgrounds, positions and experiences. Each Circle is guided by a professional facilitator who is responsible for enabling powerful personal transformation through challenge explorations in personal, business and relationship life. In between the Trust Circle sessions, Members are learning all relevant skills and methods of the unique Argonauts Methodology to become Transformational Leaders.
In addition to the Trust Circle, Argonauts have regular access to the services of our internal Network Concierge, as well as access to exclusive partner programs and participation in events and journeys. Furthermore, membership includes access to our curated content library, and the option to participate in special focus programs such as the Accelerator Program or the Empowerment Program (“Services”). Data is also used to optimize the leadership development of our users and members.
To access the internal part of the website, a login is required. Users cannot register by themselves, as an official invitation by the Membership Committee is required. This way, access is restricted to members and users who have been invited to the community. Upon logging in, users can access services such as content, assessments, and special services provided by specific partners 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 which may require an additional fee.
By participating in the community and/or in its modules and services, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed 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 Conditions 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.
Membership as a “Friend of the Argonauts” is free of charge. The premium membership called “Argonaut”, including the Trust Circle, Network Concierge Service and partner benefits, comes at a monthly membership fee of $350 per member. The membership covers the individual member as well as their organization. Upon admission into the community as an “Argonaut”, a $2,500 Initiation fee will be charged.
To optimize the experience, all new “Argonaut” members undergo a mandatory 8- to 12-week Initiation process. The Initiation is a special leadership training that covers communication skills, leadership skills and a first transformational experience. The Initiation is covered by the Initiation fee; membership fees will not be charged for that period.
Services which are excluded from the membership, e.g the Accelerator Program, will be available at additional one-time fees. The participation in such programs is not mandatory. However, an investment in such a stand-alone program upon joining the community will be deducted from the initiation fee.
Additional terms regarding the Argonauts Sales Accelerator program:
The Sales Accelerator program (powered by Growth Connector) is fully refundable within 60 days after purchase. After expiry of the 60 day period, a refund is not possible.
The repayment claim within the first 60 days voids if relevant exercises (set up calls, weekly exercises, persona profile, text templates 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.
Third-Party Payment Processors:
Currently, The Argonauts use 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 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 and the Network Concierge Service.
As a member of the Argonauts community, you agree not to (including but not limited to):
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 necessary;
(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
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 email@example.com.
If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we may suspend or terminate your membership.
Upon joining their Trust Circle, members with a paid “Argonauts” membership allow us to share their publicly accessible information (name, organization, position, city and country of residence, Linkedin profile URL, photo) with other Argonauts on our website (e.g., to introduce them to the other members of their Trust Circle) and other documents such as company presentations etc.
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 unauthorized 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, adaptations, additions or enhancements to the website or Our Content, including the modification of the paper or digital copies you may have downloaded.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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:
In particular, we will not be liable for:
These Terms and Conditions shall remain in full force and effect during your membership in The Argonauts, as applicable.
Upon acceptance by the Membership Committee, the contract runs for the Initiation period and the following 12 months. After this time, membership automatically extends for 12 months at a time. If you, for any reason, wish to terminate your membership, please provide a written notification at least 8 weeks prior to the end of the membership period to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 US law. You and we both agree that the courts of the USA 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 email@example.com or by post to:
The Argonauts Community AG
The End User License Agreement (“Agreement”) is between you and The Argonauts Community AG (“The Argonauts Community”) and governs use of The Argonauts’ app made available through the Apple App Store. By installing the “The Argonauts” App, you agree to be bound by this Agreement and understand that there is no tolerance for objectionable content. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you are not entitled to use the “The Argonauts” App.
In order to ensure The Argonauts Community provides the best experience possible for everyone, we strongly enforce a no tolerance policy for objectionable content. If you see inappropriate content, please use the “Report as offensive” feature found under each post.
This Agreement is between you and The Argonauts Community only, and not Apple, Inc. (“Apple”). Notwithstanding the foregoing, you acknowledge that Apple and its subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries of this Agreement and Apple has the right to enforce this Agreement against you. The Argonauts Community, not Apple, is solely responsible for the “The Argonauts” App and its content.
The Argonauts Community may collect and use information about your usage of the “The Argonauts” App, including certain types of information from and about your device. The Argonauts Community may use this information, as long as it is in a form that does not personally identify you, to measure the use and performance of the “The Argonauts” App.
The Argonauts Community grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to use the “The Argonauts” App for your personal, non-commercial purposes. You may only use the “The Argonauts” App on Apple devices that you own or control and as permitted by the App Store Terms of Service.
By using the “The Argonauts” App, you represent and warrant that (a) you are 17 years of age or older and you agree to be bound by this Agreement; (b) if you are under 17 years of age, you have obtained verifiable consent from a parent or legal guardian; and (c) your use of the “The Argonauts” App does not violate any applicable law or regulation. Your access to the “The Argonauts” App may be terminated without warning if The Argonauts Community believes, in its sole discretion, that you are under the age of 17 years and have not obtained verifiable consent from a parent or legal guardian. If you are a parent or legal guardian and you provide your consent to your child’s use of the “The Argonauts” App, you agree to be bound by this Agreement in respect to your child’s use of the “The Argonauts” App.
Content may not be submitted to The Argonauts Community, who will moderate all content and ultimately decide whether or not to post a submission to the extent such content includes, is in conjunction with, or alongside any, Objectionable Content. Objectionable Content includes, but is not limited to: (i) sexually explicit materials; (ii) obscene, defamatory, libelous, slanderous, violent and/or unlawful content or profanity; (iii) content that infringes upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary right, or that is deceptive or fraudulent; (iv) content that promotes the use or sale of illegal or regulated substances, tobacco products, ammunition and/or firearms; and (v) gambling, including without limitation, any online casino, sports books, bingo or poker.
The Argonauts Community disclaims all warranties about the “The Argonauts” App to the fullest extent permitted by law. To the extent any warranty exists under law that cannot be disclaimed, The Argonauts Community, not Apple, shall be solely responsible for such warranty.
The Argonauts Community does provide minimal maintenance or support for it but not to the extent that any maintenance or support is required by applicable law, The Argonauts Community, not Apple, shall be obligated to furnish any such maintenance or support.
The Argonauts Community, not Apple, is responsible for addressing any claims by you relating to the “The Argonauts” App or use of it, including, but not limited to: (i) any product liability claim; (ii) any claim that the “The Argonauts” App fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) any claim arising under consumer protection or similar legislation. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed an admission that you may have such claims.
The Argonauts Community shall not be obligated to indemnify or defend you with respect to any third party claim arising out or relating to the “The Argonauts” App. To the extent The Argonauts Community is required to provide indemnification by applicable law, The Argonauts Community, not Apple, shall be solely responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any claim that the “The Argonauts” App or your use of it infringes any third party intellectual property right.