Terms & Conditions

This website for www.the-blindspot.com (the “Website”) is provided by BLIND SPOT PUBLISHING LIMITED d/b/a The Blind Spot, having an address at 16 Great Queen Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2B 5AH (the “Publisher”).

The following terms and conditions (“Terms”) apply to each and every use of the Website and all data, materials, content, and information (collectively, “Content”) provided on the Website and they shall also apply to the publication provided by the Publisher on the Website (the “Publication”). These terms apply both to unpaid use of the Website, and to all paid subscriptions to the Website, of whatever level and providing any degree of access (such paid subscriptions, hereinafter, “Paid Subscriptions”).

In addition to the Terms, the “Premium Access Terms” in Section 10 below shall govern all Paid Subscriptions, as further described below.

Please note that the Publication is operated on a wordpress.com (“Wordpress”) platform, and may be subject to separate terms and conditions provided by WordPress. All WordPress terms and conditions which are required by WordPress to be incorporated herein are herein incorporated by reference, as may be amended from time to time.

By accessing Website you agree to all of these terms. The Publisher may revise these Terms and the Premium Access Terms at any time and from from time to time. These terms may be revised by any lawful means, including, without limitation, by amending this page. The most recent version of the Terms shall always apply.

If you are a natural individual human being, you agree to these terms on your own behalf and on behalf of your heirs, successors, and assigns. If you are an employee, agent, representative, attorney, contractor, officer, director, member, partner, or advisor of a corporate, business, or other legal entity, you represent that you are authorized to bind such corporate, business, or other legal entity, and that such entity, and its heirs, successors, and assigns, shall be bound to all of these Terms by virtue of any method of agreement set forth above. The term “you” and “your” shall be construed to apply to a natural individual human being or a legal entity accordingly without the need to specifically so state hereafter.  

1 – USE OF THE WEBSITE AND THE PUBLICATION

By using and accessing the Website and the Publication, you confirm that you acknowledge and understand all of the Terms, and agree and consent to be bound by these Terms. You should not access any portion of the Website or the Publication if you do not agree to all of these Terms. The Publisher hereby reserves the right to change all or any provision of these Terms at any time and from time to time. You are advised to review these Terms regularly to ensure that you are aware of all updates and changes. Your continued access and use of the Website and Publication after such changes are posted will be deemed agreement on your part to these Terms, as in effect from time to time.

Please also read our Privacy Policy at Privacy Policy – The Blind Spot (the-blindspot.com) which explains how the Publisher may collect and use information about you via the Publication.

YOUR AGREEMENT AND COMPLIANCE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS CONSTITUTES A MATERIAL INDUCEMENT TO INDUCE THE PUBLISHER TO MAKE AVAILABLE THE WEBSITE AND THE PUBLICATION, IN THE ABSENCE OF WHICH THE PUBLISHER WOULD NOT MAKE AVAILABLE THE WEBSITE OR THE PUBLICATION.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ANY VIOLATION OF ANY OF THESE TERMS BY YOU MAY GIVE RISE TO DAMAGES, INJURY, AND LOSS BY THE PUBLISHER WHICH MAY NOT BE COMPENSABLE BY AWARD OF MONEY DAMAGES ALONE, AND THAT IN ADDITION TO ALL OTHER RIGHTS AND REMEDIES ARISING UNDER LAW AND EQUITY, THE PUBLISHER SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTION AND ANY OTHER EQUITABLE REMEDY TO ENJOIN ANY CONTINUING BREACH AND SPECIFICALLY ENFORCE ALL PROVISIONS OF THESE TERMS, IN ALL CASES, IN THE COURTS RESIDING IN LONDON, ENGLAND, AND WITHOUT THE NEED TO POST A BOND, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAWS.

2 – ACCESSING AND CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE

This Website and the Publication is intended and directed only to those people and places where access is legal and compliant with applicable laws, rules, and regulations. This Website and the Publication is not intended or directed toward children or minors. You should not access this Website or the Publication in any place or in any circumstance where doing so conflicts with applicable laws.

Access to the Website and the Publication is offered and permitted on a temporary basis. The Publisher reserves the right to revoke, suspend, withdraw, discontinue, terminate, or change all or any part of the Website and the Publication without notice.

The Publisher may update the Website and the Publication from time to time and may modify any Content on the Publication at any time. The Content on the Publication is provided for general information purposes only. It is not intended to constitute any investment, financial, or other advice. You must not rely on any Content contained on the Publication or on the Website to take, or refrain from taking, any action. You must obtain professional advice from paid advisors before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of any Content on the Publication or the Website. This limitation applies both to free Content, and Content that is only available pursuant to a Paid Subscription. 

The Publisher may correct or retract any Content on the Publication at any time from time to time for any reason or no reason. Any correction or retraction is not and should not be construed as an admission that any such Content was erroneous, misleading, fraudulent, defamatory, or untrue. If you believe that any Content contained anywhere on the Website or the Publication is in error, please contact the editor at [email protected].

To the maximum extent permitted under applicable laws, the Publisher will not be liable to you, under any legal, equitable, or other theory, if for any reason the Website or the Publication is unavailable at any time or for any period.

Although the Publisher makes reasonable efforts to update the information available via the Publication, the Publisher makes no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that any Content on the Website or the Publication is accurate, complete or up-to-date. The Publisher does not guarantee, and hereby disclaims, any regularity, frequency, quantity, amount, volume, truthfulness, accuracy, completeness, quality, or any degree of prior investigation, validation, or confirmation of, any Content on the Website.

The Publisher may add to or remove Content, segments, and features at any time and from time to time from the Publication without notice, provided, however, that if the Publisher makes changes to the Premium Access Terms (see below) which the Publisher in its sole and absolute discretion deems material, the Publisher will notify you using any method selected by the Publisher.

You agree that you will not engage in any of the following activities, including, without limitation, through the use of any comments and responses that you make to any posts on the Website:

Access the Website or the Publication if, as, where, when, and in any circumstance that is unlawful or a violation of contract or other obligation for you to do so.

Use the Publication, or any of the Content available on the Website, for any activities which breach or violate any laws or regulations or infringe any third party rights, including, without limitation, violating any data privacy laws or disclosing any personal information, violating computer crime laws, or transmitting viruses, bugs, or other malware, or sending or posting or allowing any posting of information which is defamatory or obscene or which violates the legal rights of others, nor use the Publication or any portion of the Website to send any unsolicited promotional or advertising material or any volume messages, or post any unsolicited or unauthorized outbound links, which may interfere with the provision of the Publication or the use of the Publication by others.

Remove, obscure, or alter any copyright notices, trademarks, or other proprietary rights notices of the Publisher or any third party.

Tamper with, obstruct, hinder, or make unauthorized modifications to the Publication including attempting to interfere with the access of any network, user, or host.

Attempt to decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise access any of the software programs, code, databases or other systems used by the Publisher, including, without limitation, WordPress or any payment processor, application, or utility, which is in any manner used to provide, enhance, or facilitate the Publication or to derive source code from the Publication.

Download, store, reproduce, abstract, transmit, distribute, copy, display, or use the Content other than as explicitly permitted by these Terms and the Premium Access Terms.

You are responsible for all activity and for the accuracy of all information and requests sent using your username, password or any other personal identification implemented to identify you. If you are provided with access credentials to any feature of the Website, including, without limitation, log-in, username, password or any other element of information as part of the Website’s security procedures you agree that you will treat such information as confidential and that you will not disclose it to any third party. Except as explicitly set forth in the Premium Access Terms, the right to use the secure areas of the Publication is personal to you, is non-assignable and non-transferrable, and you may not allow any other person or entity to use any of your access credentials.

You agree that you will notify the Publisher immediately upon discovery of any unauthorized access or use of your account.

If the Publisher knows or suspects that any unauthorized use is being made of the Website or the Publication (whether by you or through your account) then, without prejudice to the Publisher’s other rights and remedies, the Publisher may suspend or terminate your access to the secure areas of the Publication immediately (and without notice to you).

3 – COMMENT POLICY

If the Publisher permits you to post any comments and provide any information on or via the Publication, or otherwise contribute to the Content of the Website, you agree that you will ensure that any and all such information does not violate any applicable laws, breach any of your contractual or other obligations, or violate or infringe the rights of any person or entity.

For the avoidance of doubt, the Publisher does not undertake to confirm the truthfulness or accuracy of any content posted by commentors, and hereby disclaims all liability for all third party comments to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. The Publisher reserves the sole and absolute discretion to remove all or any part of any comments posted on the Website for any reason or no reason and at any time and from time to time, and in the event that the Publisher deletes or removes all or any portion of any comment, whether following the making of any complaint by any third party or upon the own volition of the Publisher in the absence of any such complaint, the fact of such removal shall not and should not be construed as a determination by the Publisher, or otherwise serve as an implication that, any such comment was false, misleading, or contained potentially defamatory content.

The Publisher may remove or reject any comments at any time, and may eliminate any out-bound links from any comments. You must not and you agree that you shall not post any links in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You will also comply with any applicable content terms and conditions provided by WordPress, including, without limitation, any WordPress content guidelines.

4 – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS 

The Publisher reserves all rights in all Content contained on the Publication and the Website. You agree that, as between you and the Publisher, the Publisher is the sole and exclusive owner of any and all intellectual property rights of any type, kind, or nature, and of any format, including, without limitation, copyright, image, or otherwise, embodied within any Content or otherwise set forth anywhere in the Website. All Content is protected by copyright laws and treaties throughout the world. Access to the Website does not grant you any right, title, or license in or to any Content on the website, except as otherwise expressly permitted by these Terms.  You acquire no proprietary interest in the Website or Content except as expressly permitted by these Terms as set forth below, and you may not use the Website or the Content in any way that infringes the intellectual property rights in them.

If you provide any comments or feedback on the Website, you agree that you shall, and hereby do, grant to the Publisher an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid-up, sublicensable, assignable, transferrable, divisible, non-exclusive right and license to display, adapt, reproduce, copy, and otherwise use and exploit and incorporate into derivative and other works all such content, data, information, and ideas, contained on your comments, without acknowledgement or attribution.

You are an “Authorised User” if you access this Website in compliance with the terms and conditions, join or sign up to any mailing list or other feature of this Website or make any Comments on this Website. You are a “Paid Subscriber” if you have purchased any Paid Subscription from this Website and access this Website in compliance with these Terms and the Premium Access Terms. All other persons and entities are “Unauthorised Person(s)”. For the avoidance of doubt, all Paid Subscribers who violate any of these Terms or the Premium Access Terms are Unauthorised Persons. If you are an Authorised User or a Paid Subscriber, you may use the Content that appears on the Website solely for your own private or business research, subject, in the case of Paid Subscribers, to any additional authorisations granted pursuant to the Premium Access Terms. For this purpose:

  • you may:
    • display the Content on the screen of your device;
    • make printouts of items included in the Content using the printing commands contained on the Website;
    • download and store in machine readable a single copy of immaterial or insubstantial portions of the Content primarily for your sole and exclusive use; and
    • share the Content on social media, using the social media channels provided on the Website.
  • you may not, in each case without the prior written consent of the Publisher:
    • make any one or multiple printouts or copies of Content for distribution to Unauthorised Persons, including, without limitation, using any “print screen” or “copy paste” commands;
    • make, using any channel whatsoever, including, without limitation, any social media channel, any allegation, accusation, suggestion, allusion, or inference, that any Content is defamatory, except to the extent that the same concerns your own specific reputation;
    • except as authorized by the Premium Access Terms, re-sell any Subscriptions or any part of the Content to others;
    • make any Paid Subscriptions or any Content available to Unauthorised Persons on a local area network, a wide area network or on any intranet or extranet;
    • obscure or remove any copyright notices that appear on any Content.

For all visitors to the Website, including, without limitation, Paid Subscribers, the Publisher reserves the right to suspend or terminate your Paid Subscription or access to the Website at any time, with or without notice or explanation, if the Publisher believes you are or may be breaching, or have breached, all or any portion of these Terms or the Premium Access Terms in any way, or are otherwise using the Website or the Publication for any unlawful use whether or not explicitly prohibited by these Terms. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable laws, rules, and regulations, you agree that you shall, upon demand of the Publisher, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Publisher from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, fines, penalties, and damages incurred by the Publisher, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and court costs, arising from any claims, actions, lawsuits, and proceedings (whether brought by you or a third party) arising from any breach or noncompliance with any of these Terms. YOU AGREE THAT THE PUBLISHER MAY SPECIFICALLY ENFORCE THESE TERMS UNDER THE CONDITIONS SPECIFIED IN SECTION 1.

For the avoidance of doubt, these Terms are not intended to prohibit use of any Content to the extent that such prohibition is expressly precluded as a matter of public policy by “fair use” doctrines and the like.

5 – LIMITATION OF LIABILITY – READ CAREFULLY, THESE PROVISIONS MATERIALLY LIMIT THE PUBLICATION’S LIABILITY AND LIMIT YOUR RECOURSE AGAINST THE PUBLICATION

The Publication is provided solely and exclusively, including, without limitation, all PAID Subscription Content, on an “as is” and “as available” basis. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the Publisher does not guarantee that, and hereby expressly disclaims any and all warranties that, the Publication is accurate, truthful, not misleading, or will meet particular requirements, or be available, accessible, uninterrupted, timely, secure or operate without error, or that it will be free from viruses, worms, Trojans or other harmful CODES, MALWARE, PROGRAMS, OR elements. The Publisher advises you to take reasonable precautions and protect your equipment by having appropriate and up-to-date anti-virus software in place.

If any content set forth on the Website contains links to any other website or any third party materials, such hyperlinks are provided for your information only. The Publisher has no control, and disclaims any and all liability for, over the contents of any other websites and materials. As such, the Publisher assumes no, and hereby expressly disclaims all, responsibility for any and all content of such sites. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by the Publisher of those linked sites. The Publisher will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the Publisher excludes and disclaims all conditions, warranties, representations, guarantees, promises, or other Terms which may apply to the Publication or any content on them, whether express or implied.

To the full extent permissible by law, the Publisher  will have no liability or responsibility in contract, tort (including negligence and breach of statutory duty) or otherwise for any indirect, special or consequential loss, including, WITHOUT LIMITATION, indirect loss of profits or business opportunity (whether or not reasonably foreseeable and even if it had been advised of the other incurring the same), however it arises, resulting from the use of or inability to use the Publication or any Content on it OR FROM ANY DOWNTIME OR INTERRUPTION OF SERVICE or from any action or decision taken as a result of using the WEBSITE or any such Material. This disclaimer of liability and responsibility includes, without limitation, any and all liability and responsibility for any errors, inaccuracies, or mistakes in any content; personal injury or property damage of any type, kind, or nature, resulting from use of the Website; any unauthorized use or access of the Website, any interruption or cessation or cancellation of the Website or the Publication; any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or other malware, spyware, or ransomware that may be transmitted through the Website; any loss of any content transmitted via the Website; infringement or violation of any intellectual property rights of any person or entity with respect to any Content; any user content or the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any third party.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, THE PUBLISHER DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR ERRORS, DATA BREACHES, AND DATA LOSS, ARISING OR RELATING TO ANY AND ALL THIRD-PARTY PAYMENT PROCESSING SERVICES.

To the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, and as a material inducement to induce the Publisher to make the Content available to you, and accept your request to purchase a Subscription, the total liability to you under these Terms shall not exceed the greater of: (a) £50.00 (or local currency equivalent); or (b) the amount of your PAID Subscription paid in the last 12 months prior to the event giving rise to any such liability, provided that this limitation shall not be implied to supersede the refund deadlines set forth in these Terms. you acknolwledge that the publication is a start-up, and that the publisher may decide to terminate and cancel the publication at any time, OR OTHERWISE LIMIT OR REDUCE THE QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF THE PUBLICATION, and you further agree and ackowledge that the publisher would not offer any content or the website in the absence of your agreement to the foregoing limitation of liability. this limitation of liability explicity applies to any and all authorised users, including non-paying authorized users, and TO PAID subscribers, regardless of the level of subscription that such subscriber has purchased AND REGARDLESS OF THE AMOUNT THAT SUCH SUBSCRIBER has PAID FOR SUCH SUBSCRIPTION, including, without limitation, any and all subscriptions, features, or other access provided on a “lifetime” or “perpetual” basis, IF ANY SUCH ACCESS IS OFFERED.

The foregoing limitations of liability applY whether the alleged liability is based on contract, tort, negligent, strict liability, or any other basis, even if the Publisher has been advised of the possibility of such damages, to the fullest extent permitted in the applicable jurisdiction. Nothing in these Terms is intended to exclude or limit any liability that cannot be excluded or limited as a matter of law.

6 – EVENTS OUTSIDE OF THE PUBLISHER’S CONTROL

You acknowledge and understand that the Publisher makes the Website available on the internet, but that the Publisher does not provide any devices, network, connections or any method to enable access to the internet. You are responsible for all expenses, charges, and payments required to access the internet.

The Publisher will not be liable or responsible to you for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of the Publisher’s obligations to you that is caused by any event outside the Publisher’s reasonable control (each, a “Force Majeure Event”). A Force Majeure Event includes the following (without limitation): strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action, civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war, armed conflict, imposition of sanctions, any Acts of God, fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, disease, accidents, power loss, loss of access to the internet, epidemic, pandemic or other natural disaster, nuclear, chemical or biological contamination or sonic boom, prohibitions on the use of public or private telecommunications networks or parcel delivery Publication, the acts, decrees, legislation, regulations or restrictions of any government, including without limitation imposing an export or import restriction, quota or prohibition, or failing to grant a necessary licence or consent; and/or, high winds or any other extreme weather conditions which necessitate the closure of any event locations for the safety of our staff and customers.

Without limiting any other provision inuring to the benefit of the Publisher, or otherwise limiting the Publisher’s obligations and liabilities arising pursuant to these Terms, the Publisher’s performance under these terms and conditions is deemed to be suspended for the period that, in the Publisher’s sole discretion, the Force Majeure Event continues, and the Publisher may at its discretion extend time for performance for the duration of that period. Every Paid Subscription shall continue to lapse in accordance with its original duration, for the duration of each and every Force Majeure Event, and no duration of a Paid Subscription shall be tolled or extended by the occurrence and continuation of such Force Majeure Event.

The Publisher shall have the option, but not the obligation, to use commercially reasonable efforts, as determined by the Publisher in its sole discretion, to minimize the disruption caused by any Force Majeure Event, including (in the Publisher’s sole and absolute discretion, and subject to availability) offering alternative products and Publication for those elements of a Subscription directly affected by a Force Majeure Event. For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this Section 6 affects the limitations of liability otherwise set forth in these Terms. Also, for the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this Section 6 requires the Publisher to maintain the Website or any Content for any period of time.  

Without limiting the foregoing, the Publisher is not responsible for, and disclaims all, errors arising from third-party payment processing systems. In the event of a error, glitch, data loss, data breach, arising from such third-party payment processing systems, you agree that, to the maximum extent permissible under law, your recourse shall be limited to claims and causes of action against such third-party payment processors, and that you will hold the Publisher harmless from and against such errors and losses.

Please check the Website regularly for any service updates, including potential Force Majeure Events.

7 – GOVERNING LAW 

Except to the extent as may otherwise be required by any WordPress or payment processor terms and conditions, or as otherwise may be required by law (or, alternatively, as may be prohibited by law) these Terms and any and all disputes or claims arising out of or in connection with them (including non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by and construed in accordance with English law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. The parties agree that exclusive venue for any dispute concerning the governance, interpretation, or construction of these Terms shall be in London, England. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in these Terms, including this Section 7, affects any consumer rights you may have under any mandatory local laws of the country in which you are a resident, to the extent that any such consumer rights cannot be disclaimed.

8 – CONTACT/COMPLAINTS

If you have a complaint about any of the Publication or about something that appeared on the Website, please contact the Publisher using the contact details the-blindspot.com. If you have a specific question relating to your Paid Subscription, please check the FAQs.

9 – PASSWORDS AND SECURITY

If the Publisher grants you any credentials enabling you to access any portion of the Website, you agree that: No access credentials may be made available to any Unauthorised Person for the purpose of accessing the Website or any Content available only to Paid Subscribers. If the Publisher knows or reasonably suspects that such access credentials are being used by an Unauthorised Person, including, without limitation, a Paid Subscriber, the password may be cancelled and such Paid Subscription may be terminated immediately without refund.

You are advised not to operate on the internet unless your device is protected by commercially reasonable anti-virus and anti-spam software.

10 – PREMIUM ACCESS TERMS.

You can purchase a Paid Subscription to the Website via the-blindspot.com/subscriptions/. In addition to these Premium Access Terms, your Paid Subscription may be subject to any individual offer terms of which you are notified during the Paid Subscription process.

The Website’s Subscription options may change from time to time. Please check the Publisher’s subscription page at Subscriptions – The Blind Spot (the-blindspot.com) for current information and offers on Subscription options.

As of [March 5, 2022], the following Paid Subscriptions products are available, at the following prices (PRICING AND OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE):

Paid Subscription Tiers:

  • PREMIUM ACCESS (£20 monthly, £200 annual): Includes access to premium content and daily e-mail alerts. PREMIUM ACCESS Paid Subscriptions are not transferrable.
  • PREMIUM PLUS ACCESS (£50 monthly, £500 annual): Includes access to premium content, daily e-mail alerts, and access to the Spotlights feature with periodic e-mail alerts. PREMIUM PLUS ACCESS Paid Subscriptions are not transferrable.
  • LIFETIME ACCESS (Currently limited to 20 users, subject to availability and change): Includes same access as PREMIUM PLUS, but is paid-up (for one user) as of purchase date (for the duration that the Publication is offered) and is transferrable, subject to special terms below. LIFETIME ACCESS Paid Subscriptions may be resold and transferred, subject to the following terms: The Publisher shall be notified in writing of such proposed transfer not less than 10 calendar days prior to the proposed transfer, and shall be entitled to charge a one-time fee for such transfer (and additional fees in connection with each and every subsequent transfer), which such fee shall be determined by the Publisher in its sole and absolute discretion, but which shall in any event not be higher than the then-effective (at the time of each transfer) PREMIUM PLUS ANNUAL FEE. Without limiting the foregoing, the original, and each subsequent recipient and purchaser of each such LIFETIME ACCESS Paid Subscription agrees that such purchaser or recipient shall and hereby does, by purchasing or using such Paid Subscription and accessing the Website, agree with all provisions set forth in the Terms and in the Premium Access Terms. No sale or transfer shall be made or effective where prohibited by law or applicable regulation, and any such illegal, unlawful, or prohibited transfer shall be deemed null and void ab initio, and the original holder of such LIFETIME ACCESS Paid Subscription shall continue to be the holder thereof. Each and every subsequent transfer of a LIFETIME ACCESS Paid Subscription shall be subject to all of the terms and conditions set forth above.

Paid Subscription Pricing:

  • You may purchase either a PREMIUM MONTHLY subscription for TWENTY GBP (£20) per Contract Month, or a PREMIUM PLUS MONTHLY subscription for FIFTY GBP (£50) per Contract Month. For purposes of these Premium Access Terms, a “Contract Month” shall commence on the calendar day that you purchase such monthly Paid Subscription and shall continue for a period of 30 days, such 30 days to be calculated commencing on the next calendar day after the date that such Paid Subscription was purchased, and to terminate at the end of such 30th calendar day after the date of purchase.
  • You may purchase either a PREMIUM ANNUAL subscription for TWO HUNDRED GBP (£200) per Contract Year, or a PREMIUM PLUS ANNUAL subscription for FIVE HUNDRED GBP (£500) per Contract Year. For purposes of these Premium Access Terms, a “Contract Year” shall commence on the calendar day that you purchase such annual Paid Subscription and shall continue until the first anniversary thereof (e.g., April 29, 2022 until April 29, 2023).
  • You may purchase a LIFETIME ACCESS Paid Subscription for 750GBP (£750). Additional transfer fees may apply as described above.

All dates shall be measured in accordance with local London, England time.

By submitting your payment and other Paid Subscription details, you are making an offer to the Publisher to purchase a Paid Subscription using the payment/billing details provided. Your offer will only be accepted by the Publisher and a contract formed when the Publisher has successfully verified your details, at which point the Publisher will send you a welcome email confirming your Paid Subscription. The Publisher reserves the right to reject any offer in its sole and absolute discretion, including as a result of obvious pricing errors.

All Paid Subscriptions will be set to renew automatically as discussed below. You may terminate your monthly subscription at any time, but (unless otherwise provided by these Terms) your access will continue for the duration of the Contract Month in which you terminated, and you will not receive a prorated refund for any partial Contract Month. Likewise, you may terminate your annual subscription at any time, but (unless otherwise provided by these Terms) your access will continue for the duration of the Contract Month in which you terminated, and you will not receive a prorated refund for any partial Contract Year.

Offers and prices may vary from time to time and by country. You can visit Subscriptions – The Blind Spot (the-blindspot.com) for up to date options on Paid Subscriptions (and available offers). The cost of your Paid Subscription will be made clear to you when completing your Paid Subscription and confirmed in your welcome email. You agree to pay the fees at the rates notified to you at the time you purchase a Paid Subscription. If you make a request to change your Paid Subscription, and the Publisher agrees, the Publisher will notify you of the change in cost and you agree to pay the new price confirmed in your updated welcome email.

Your Paid Subscription term, your rights to cancel your Paid Subscription and/or your rights to receive a refund may differ if you used a voucher code or other offer. Further details will be set out with the relevant offer or its terms and conditions. Paid Subscriptions will be activated following your successful completion of the Paid Subscription process set forth above. The Publisher will arrange access promptly, but the Publisher does not guarantee that your Paid Subscription will be activated by any specified time.

Without limiting any other provision of the Terms, for the avoidance of doubt, the purchase of every category of Subscription, including, without limitation, a LIFETIME ACCESS Subscription shall, only continue for the duration that the Publisher in its sole and absolute discretion elects to maintain the Website and the Publication in effect, and all limitations and disclaimers set forth in these Terms shall apply with equal force to all Subscriptions.

The Publisher will notify you of any material changes to your Paid Subscription.

Promotional offers and incentives are subject to availability and may be changed at any time, subject to applicable laws. 

Payment can be made using all major credit or debit cards and via Stripe. Direct Debit may also be available depending on your location. Please see payment details at Paid Subscription checkout for further information. By submitting payment details to us, you warrant that you are entitled to purchase a Subscription using those payment details.

Direct Debit: A UK bank account is required for Direct Debit Paid Subscriptions. On acceptance of your direct debit Paid Subscription the Publisher will inform you of the date your Paid Subscription will begin. The Paid Subscription is deemed continuous and you will be charged at the beginning of your Paid Subscription and at the agreed frequency thereafter.

Continuous Card Authority: If you choose to pay for your Paid Subscription by continuous card authority, your Paid Subscription will be deemed continuous your debit/credit card will be debited at the beginning of your Paid Subscription and at the agreed frequency thereafter.

Transaction Fees: Depending on your location (i.e. outside of the US and UK), a transaction fee from your bank or card issuing company may apply. Please contact your bank or card issuing company with questions on applicable fees.

If you default on any payment, the Publisher recommends that you contact the Publisher as soon as possible so that the Publisher can discuss potential options. Where missed or failed payments persist, the Publisher reserves all rights, including, without limitation, the right to suspend or terminate your Paid Subscription.

If your Paid Subscription has been terminated and you would like to purchase a new Paid Subscription, please contact us at [email protected]. The Publisher reserve the right to require payment in full of any outstanding amount owed.

In addition to the Paid Subscription fees due to us, you are responsible for paying any internet connection or other telecommunications charges that you may incur by accessing your Paid Subscription or using the Publication available on it. For example, your mobile network operator may charge you for data or roaming Publication.

If you wish to change your Paid Subscription, please contact us at [email protected]. The Publisher reserves the right to adjust the price of Paid Subscriptions at any time and from time to time. While the Publisher will not increase the price of your Paid Subscription during the term, the Publisher reserves the right to apply the then-current Paid Subscription rate, even if higher, to your Paid Subscription upon renewal. The Publisher will notify you of any material changes to your Paid Subscription (including changes to the price of your Paid Subscription or the frequency of payments/billing period), together with your rights to cancel if you do not wish to continue with your Paid Subscription following the expiration of the applicable Paid Subscription term. If the Publisher does not hear from you within the stipulated period, your continued payment will be taken as acceptance of any changes.

If you want to cancel your Paid Subscription, please contact the Publisher’s customer service team using the contact details contact form on the-blindspot.com.

If you cancel your Paid Subscription within fourteen (14) days of the start of your Paid Subscription (or any subsequent renewal), the Publisher will refund any payments received from you using the same method of payment that you used to purchase your Paid Subscription, minus credit card fees. In all other cases, your Paid Subscription will continue until your current minimum Subscription or payment term ends.

***IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE:***

You acknowledge that nothing herein shall obligate the Publisher to maintain the Website and the Content for any period of time, and that in the event that the Publisher elects to shut down the Website, you shall not be entitled to a refund unless you cancel within the aforesaid 14-day period. FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN THE EVENT THAT YOU FAIL TO CANCEL YOUR PAID SUBSCRIPTION DURING THIS REFUND PERIOD, THE PUBLISHER’S MAXIMUM LIABILITY ARISING PURSUANT TO THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SET FORTH IN SECTION 5 ABOVE SHALL BE THE SUM OF £50.00.

11 – PRIVACY AND COOKIES

For full details of how the Publisher collects and use your personal information, please see our privacy policy at Privacy Policy – The Blind Spot (the-blindspot.com).

12 – MISCELLANEOUS

These Terms, as may be updated by the Publisher from time to time, shall be effective as of the date (the “Effective Date”) you accept the terms herein or first accesses, downloads or uses any of the Content or Publication or Paid Subscription on the Website and shall remain in effect for so long as you use or access any of the Content or the Publication or any Paid Subscription (the “Term”). Upon expiration or termination of the Term, you shall no longer be permitted to use or access the Services. The terms herein that contemplate obligations after the Term, including but not limited to indemnifications, disclaimers, Limitation of Liability, Governing Law and Severability, that shall survive termination, and you agree that all provisions which by their terms or intent are intended to survive termination of the Term shall survive.

In the event that any provision of these Terms or the Premium Access Terms is invalid or unenforceable, you agree that any competent court, arbitrator, or the like is authorized to reform any such term to render such term as enforceable in the manner most closely approximating the intended term expressed by the plain language. If any such court, arbitrator, or the like declines or refuses to so reform such provision, then you agree that the Publisher may amend and replace such enforceable provision with a new provision which reasonably approximates the original intent and purposes of such invalid term. You agree that you shall cooperate with the Publisher with any such effort to reform or amend such invalid provision, and that you shall not unreasonably withhold, condition, or delay your consent and agreement to any such reformed or amended provision.