By engaging with The Sincura Group of companies you agree to our terms and conditions below.
The following are the Terms and Conditions FOR SINCURA MEMBERSHIP AND SERVICES PROVIDED.
Like any company providing a service we are obliged to provide terms and conditions. We pride ourselves on being a fair company and these are in place to protect our relationships with our members, our partners and our company reputation. By becoming a member you agree to our terms and conditions, the key point being highlighted in bold below.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – PLEASE READ THESE CAREFULLY.
In this Agreement, the following words shall have the following meanings:
1.1 “Fees” means membership fees as set out by The Sincura Group in section 4 to this Agreement.
1.2 “Affiliate” means a supplier which we, acting as your agent and not as a principal, have introduced to you or engaged for you to carry out services at your request and whose ability has been approved by us and who at the date we introduce them to you have the necessary statutory qualifications (if applicable) and insurance to carry out the Services.
1.3 “Third Party Supplier” means a third party e.g. plumber, which The Sincura Group, acting as your agent and not as a principal, have introduced to you or secured services for you as requested.
1.4 “Website” means www.thesincuragroup.com
1.5 “Contract” means the treaty for the provision of services which shall be governed by these Terms and Conditions.
1.6 “Payment Card” means credit/debit or charge card of which we hold the details.
1.7 "Membership" means any membership within Sincura whether it be for tickets, concierge, film club, news, corporate, or PR services.
2.1 Details provided to The Sincura Group when applying for membership must be both accurate and true, this is an ongoing obligation and The Sincura Group must be notified of any changes to details a soon as reasonably possible. Incorrect or fraudulent information provided by you to The Sincura Group may invalidate your membership and/or lead to legal proceedings
2.2 This Membership is limited to you unless previously agreed; you are responsible for ensuring that no other individual or organisation uses your membership. The Sincura Group must be notified immediately by email if your membership card is lost or stolen.
2.3 Benefits and services are only available to members who have no outstanding Fees and whose credit, if provided by The Sincura Group, is within the limit agreed in writing with The Sincura Group.
2.4 All details you provide to us relating to purchasing or booking goods and/or services are both accurate and true and the payment card you are using is your own and has sufficient funds to cover the cost of the goods and/or services.
2.5 You agree not to impersonate any other person or entity or to use a false name.
3.1 The Sincura Group membership entitles you to all benefits listed on our website. These are constantly being negotiated and new benefits added. In addition The Sincura Group shall endeavour to provide any lawful, proper and moral service requested by its members.
3.2 Services are subject to the terms and conditions of the affiliate or third party supplier. For travel services please note that The Sincura Group is not an authorised travel agent or tour operator but will provide services through an accredited affiliate.
3.3 We will issue your membership card and welcome pack as soon as possible following collection of your initial membership fee. The Sincura Group membership card remains the property of The Sincura Group.
4. MEMBERSHIP FEES
4.1 Membership is subject to a minimum period of six months.
4.1.1 You are entitled to an initial 14 day grace period should you change your mind on membership, during which time you can cancel your membership immediately. You will be charged for the entire first month of your membership to cover the administration costs.
4.1.2 In the case of promotions this period may vary, this will be clearly stated in the promotion.
4.1.3 Membership is automatically renewed unless terminated by the member. (See 5. Termination)
4.2 Current membership fees are shown on the webpage by clicking the Join button. Any increase will be notified in the same location and through email three months before taking effect. Bespoke memberships are agreed on a per-case basis.
4.3 Membership fees are paid monthly in advance by direct debit or payment card. You authorise The Sincura Group to deduct membership fees by direct debit or payment card.
4.4 Annual membership is available at a discounted rate of 10%.
4.5 On request The Sincura Group can provide an invoice for membership, the first payment of which shall deem the membership active for the time period set out in the invoice
4.6 We do not store credit card details nor do we share financial details with any 3rd parties
4.7 If your account falls in to arrears for 2 weeks then it may be put into a 'suspended' state. During this time you will continue to receive members' newsletters but we will be unable to fulfil any requests you have. You will still be charged for your membership fees while your account is in a suspended state. A further monthly administration fee of £50 will be charged to your account if it has been in arrears for over 60 days. If your monthly membership payment fails then you will automatically be notified by the system and our accounts team will email you shortly afterwards. If your monthly payment fails more than twice in one calendar year an administration fee of £25 will be placed on your account for each subsequent failure to take payment.
4.8 Please allow us up to 2 business days to activate your membership after registering. You will be sent an email to confirm your membership is active and an email introduction to the dedicated members' team. You will be sent your membership pack including your membership card via first class mail and should receive this within 7 days of completing your membership.
4.9 On request we do offer our time and services on an adhoc basis to non members. This is charged at an hourly rate.of £50+VAT per hour (or part of an hour) for general chrome services, or £95+VAT per hour (or part of an hour) for our chrome elite services (managed by our senior concierge mangers).
5.1 You are entitled to an initial 14 day grace period should you change your mind on membership, during which time you can cancel your membership immediately. You will only be charged for 1 month's membership, though if you have received complimentary services (such as tickets/events) during your grace period you will be required to pay the market value of these prior to cancelling your account.
5.1 After your grace period, If you do not wish to renew Membership you must notify the membership team via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide 1 calendar month's notice. You must return your The Sincura Group membership card by registered post within this period.
5.2 Your membership card must also be returned if membership is withdrawn. The Sincura Group reserves the right to withdraw or suspend your membership if it believes that your actions are detrimental to either The Sincura Group or your fellow members.
5.3 Any outstanding payments owed to The Sincura Group will be taken from your registered credit card upon termination of your membership.
5.4 There is no refund available for membership fees for periods during your registered membership
5.5 If you have terminated your membership and wish to re-activate it you may do so by either emailing the membership team or your concierge or through re-registering on the website. One re-activated your membership will be deemed as a new membership.
5.6 If you engage with any Sincura staff, past or present, after your membership is terminated then you are required to disclose this information to The Sincura Group and pay The Sincura Group 50% of any fees paid to these people for a course of 1 year.
6.1 Where a service requires a deposit to be paid you hereby authorise us to debit your Payment Card for the amount of any deposit paid by us on your behalf. This may be forfeited, subject to the terms and conditions of the service, as a result of cancellation.
6.2 Members are eligible for six hours of The Sincura Group’s time per month for a Tickets or Chrome member, eight hours of The Sincura Group’s time per month for a Chrome Elite member and unlimited time for ghost members. Though we do offer leeway, if this is exceeded on a regular basis the The Sincura Group and the member will agree a small fee for subsequent time or tasks. Unused time will expire at the end of each month.
6.3 If The Sincura Group is unable to deal with any request, it will inform you as soon as reasonably possible.
6.4 When ordering a product or service or accessing a benefit, you may be required to provide your Payment Card details. If you request and authorise The Sincura Group to use your Payment Card in order to pay a Supplier for products or services, you acknowledge and agree that The Sincura Group shall have no liability in respect of or be responsible in any way whatsoever in respect of the use of your Payment Card provided that The Sincura Group acts in accordance with the instructions issued by you.
6.5 In the event that you ask The Sincura Group to make a purchase on your behalf you hereby authorise The Sincura Group to deduct the amount plus any applicable credit card charges. If payment of any sum due under this agreement is not received by any due date specified for that sum, The Sincura Group shall be entitled to charge interest on the outstanding amount at the rate of 2% above the base lending rate of the Bank of England, accruing daily.
6.6 Occasionally, certain goods and/or services may incur a pre agreed handling fee, you hereby authorise The Sincura Group to debit your Payment Card to cover these. You will always be notified of these fees prior.
6.7 Affiliates and benefits are subject to availability and may change from time to time without notice. The Sincura Group shall not be responsible for any actions of Suppliers outside our actual control.
6.8 When purchasing tickets, in some cases, The Sincura Group may have to pay service charges resulting in above face value prices. These will be agreed with the member before any transaction takes place. All sales are final, no refunds or cancellations are issued after you have purchased your tickets.
6.9 The Sincura Group reserves the right to withdraw any services and/or to refuse to supply the services requested.
6.10 Where action has commenced following your instruction, it is at the discretion of the relevant affiliate as to whether this action may be cancelled.
6.11 Telephone calls to The Sincura Group may be monitored or recorded for training and quality control purposes.
6.12 The content of the website is the property of, or licensed to, The Sincura Group. Use of this material is strictly limited to members and no copying or use of content is allowed without The Sincura Group’s consent.
6.13 You are responsible for your membership card, lost membership cards may be replaced at a charge of £10.
6.14 Your service is available during the times set out in your membership and shown on our website. Enquiries outside of these hours are chargeable at the rate of £50 per hour or part of hour. If assigned a personal concierge manager, though all endeavours will be made for this manager to be available for you at these times, there will be occasions when they not. Our team as a whole will endeavour to manage any requests when your manager is unavailable.
7.1 The Sincura Group shall use reasonable endeavour to secure goods and/or services on behalf of the member. In the case of goods and/or services supplied by affiliates or third parties, then The Sincura Group is acting as your agent using reasonable care in selecting the supplier and ensuring the order is placed in accordance with your wishes, the contract for the purchase of these goods and/or services is made between you and the relevant supplier. Your rights and remedies are against the Supplier. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions is designed to give any other person any rights or remedies under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
7.2 Tickets will be dispatched by courier or Royal Mail, The Sincura Group and/or its affiliates cannot be held liable for any failure by the Royal Mail to deliver your tickets. Shipping fees are non-refundable and only the return of the face value of the tickets can be guaranteed where events are cancelled directly by the artist or promoter.
7.3 You agree that any contract entered into by you with any affiliate is an independent contract. The Sincura Group hereby disclaims any and all liability for any act or omission of any affiliate or any loss incurred by you as a result of any act or omission of affiliates whether or not arranged by The Sincura Group.
7.4 The Sincura Group accepts no liability for any losses or claims arising from any inability to access the site or any failure to complete a transaction.
7.5 The Sincura Group accepts no liability to members for any loss, damage, costs, expenses or other claims for compensation arising from requests or instructions supplied by you which are incomplete, incorrect or inaccurate or arising from their late/non arrival, or any other fault by you.
7.6 You are deemed responsible for, and shall use your own skill and judgement as to the quality, value and suitability of such information and suggestions in relation to deciding whether to enter into any contract with any third party for the supply goods or services.
7.7 The Sincura Group will not be held responsible for products and services offered by The Sincura Group as agents for the affiliates or third parties or for any aspect of the relationship between you and any particular affiliate or third party. The Sincura Group will, however, do everything it reasonably can to assist you in any transactions you have with the Supplier.
7.8 With the exception of death and personal injury caused by the negligence of The Sincura Group or as expressly provided for in these terms and conditions, The Sincura Group shall not be liable for any loss, cost, expense or damage of any nature whatever (direct or indirect) resulting from the provision of the services or your reliance upon the information and suggestions provided by The Sincura Group and the resulting supply of goods and services to you by any third party.
7.9 Except in respect of death and personal injury and subject to the provisions of these terms and conditions, The Sincura Group’s maximum liability to you for breach of any of its obligations hereunder shall be limited to the value of the quarterly membership fee and the charge for the services to be provided.
7.10 The Sincura Group assumes no responsibility nor endorses the content for any links from the site and as such shall not be held responsible or liable for any loss or damages caused or alleged to have been caused.
7.11 Force majeure – The Sincura Group shall have no liability under or be deemed to be in breach of this agreement for any delays or failures in performance of this agreement which result from circumstances beyond their reasonable control. The Sincura Group shall promptly notify you when such circumstances cause a delay or failure in performance and when they cease to do so.
7.12 Any purchases (such as tickets and holidays) made on behalf of the member by the Sincura Group will be chargeable to the member. The member will always be informed of the price prior to purchase and only once confirmed by the member will the product be purchased. An email instruction by the member is sufficient to instruct The Sincura Group to proceed with the purchase.
7.13 Invoices will be raised for purchases, or monies taken directly from the members’ credit card where instructed. A administration fee applies to all card transactions.
7.14 Though we do ask money to be cleared in The Sincura Group account before purchase, a certain level of credit will be offered to members where short-term timescales apply. This is at the discretion of your manager and a 20% fee may apply.
7.15 Any payment made outside reasonable timescales will be subject to an administration fee of £50.
7.16 Cancellation of purchases must be made in writing and any fees incurred will be notified to, and paid by, the client.
7.17 Any booking that does not require prepayment made with a third party (such as restaurant or nightclubs) that is cancelled within 24 hours, or that the member does not show up to, shall incur a fee of £50 per person in the booking group. Our relationships are paramount to our company success and this money is used to rebuild relationships with the venue in question where our company faith is used to initially secure the booking.
7.18 A very small number of exclusive venues and services may require a surcharge to secure a booking or service. Any payment will be advised and confirmed with you prior to booking.
7.19 When requested to make a transfer to a third party on your behalf it is your responsibility to ensure that you have authority to pay this person the amount to be payed and it does not constitute money laundering or any other illegal activity.
8. DATA PROTECTION
8.1 The Sincura Group will only require the information needed to carry out the tasks you request. Orders are processed by secure server software, which encodes all information you input before it is sent to us.
8.2 Information will only be disclosed to affiliates and third parties who need to know the information in order to process your orders.
8.3 The Sincura Group do log each request received from our members in our CRM system. From this we create profiles and behaviour reports of all of our members in order to better tailor our service to you. From time to time high level reports are shared with selective 3rd parties for overall behaviour - these reports do not contain any member specific details (names, contact details etc). If you do not wish your behaviour details to be included in this report please let us know, we can also show you example reports.
8.4 We will require proof of identity before we are able to disclose personal information to you.
8.5 All data will be stored securely in accordance with European Law
8.6 Should The Sincura Group have any legal disputes with yourself we the right to share and publish your activity with Sincura with selected organisations and websites.
9.1 The terms and conditions of this Agreement are absolutely confidential between the parties and shall not be disclosed to any other party, except as shall be necessary to effectuate its terms. Any disclosure in violation of this section shall be deemed a material breach of this Agreement.
9.2 It is understood and agreed that the parties to this Agreement would provide each other with information that may be considered confidential. To ensure the protection of such information and in consideration of the agreement to exchange said information, the parties agree as follows, with fully financial penalty of funds paid of any breach of the following:
9.3 The confidential information to be disclosed under this Agreement (Confidential Information) is defined as: documentation issued from The Sincura Group to the Client and/or beneficiaries such as invoices, sales orders, contracts, and terms and conditions, including this document, regardless of whether such information is designated as Confidential Information at the time of its disclosure.
9.4 The parties shall use the Confidential Information only for performing service under this Agreement.
9.5 The parties shall limit disclosure of Confidential Information, whether verbal or written, within its own organisation to its directors, officers, partners, members and/or employees having a need to know and shall not disclose Confidential Information to any third party, whether an individual, corporation, or other entity, without prior written consent of the Disclosing Party. The parties shall satisfy their obligations under this paragraph if they take affirmative measures to ensure compliance with these confidentiality obligations by their employees, agents, consultants and others who are permitted access to or use of the Confidential Information.
9.6 The existence, nature, terms and conditions of this Agreement are strictly confidential and shall not be disclosed by the Client in any manner or form, directly or indirectly, to any person or entity under any circumstances. Further, the Client shall not discuss, comment upon, disparage, or disclose any information, in any manner or form, directly or indirectly, online or otherwise, to any person or entity, about:
a. The Sincura Group;
b. The Sincura Group’s officers, directors, shareholders, agents, employees, or other representatives;
c. Any aspect of Cornucopia business or operations; and/or
d. Any aspect of the Client’s dealings with The Sincura Group.
9.7 The Client shall not assist, or cooperate with, any other person or entity in committing any act, which if committed by the Client, would constitute a violation of this section. The Sincura Group shall deem any violation of this section a material breach of this Agreement, punishable by way of immediate, undisputed £20,000 fine.
9.8 The parties and their lawyers shall keep the specific terms, conditions and covenants of this Agreement confidential except:
a. Where mutually agreed to in writing by the parties;
b. Where necessary to share such information with the parties’ accountants or attorneys; or
c. Where a court of competent jurisdiction orders disclosure.
9.9 The parties and their attorneys shall not communicate with anyone associated with any media or publication entities concerning the terms of this Agreement or allow any information to be released into any publicly available medium in which the press can obtain information. This confidentiality provision is a material term of this Agreement, and its violation shall constitute a material and very serious breach of this Agreement
10. APPLICABLE LAW AND JURISDICTION
9.1 These terms and conditions and your The Sincura Group membership are governed by the laws of England and Wales and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.