Bonsai Today

Online magazine for Bonsai lovers

Terms of Use

Bonsai Today provides a personalized membership service that allows our members to access articles and videos (“Bonsai Today content”) streamed over the Internet , computers and other devices. These Terms of Use govern your use of our service. As used in these Terms of Use, “Bonsai Today”, “our service” or “the service” means the personalized service provided by Bonsai Today for discovering and reading Bonsai Today content, including all features and functionalities, recommendations and reviews, the website, and user interfaces, as well as all content and software associated with our service.

1. Membership
Your Bonsai Today membership will continue until terminated. To use Bonsai Today you must have Internet access, and provide us with one or more Payment Methods. “Payment Method” means a current, valid, accepted method of payment, as may be updated from time to time, and which may include payment through your account with a third party. Unless you cancel your membership before your billing date, you authorize us to charge the membership fee for the next billing cycle to your Payment Method (see “3.4 Cancellation” below).
1.2 We may offer a number of membership plans, including special promotional plans or memberships offered by third parties in conjunction with the provision of their own products and services. Some membership plans may have differing conditions and limitations, which will be disclosed at your sign-up or in other communications made available to you. You can find specific details regarding your Bonsai Today membership by visiting our website and clicking on the “Members” link available at the top of the page of the Bonsai Today website. 

2. Free Trials
2.1 Your Bonsai Today membership may start with a free trial. The duration of the free trial period of your membership will be specified during sign-up and is intended to allow new members and certain former members to try the service.
2.2 Free trial eligibility is determined by Bonsai Today at its sole discretion and we may limit eligibility or duration to prevent free trial abuse. We reserve the right to revoke the free trial and put your account on hold in the event that we determine that you are not eligible. Members of households with an existing or recent Bonsai Today membership are not eligible. We may use information such as device ID, method of payment or an account email address used with an existing or recent Bonsai Today membership to determine eligibility. For combinations with other offers, restrictions may apply.
2.3 We will charge the membership fee for the next billing cycle to your Payment Method at the end of the free trial period unless you cancel your membership prior to the end of the free trial period. To view the membership price and end date of your free trial period, visit our website and click on the “Members” link available at the top of the page.

3. Billing and Cancellation
 Billing Cycle.
The membership fee for Bonsai Today will be charged to your Payment Method on the specific billing date indicated on your “Members” page. The length of your billing cycle will depend on the type of subscription that you choose when you signed-up for the service. In some cases your payment date may change, for example if your Payment Method has not successfully settled or if your paid membership began on a day not contained in a given month. View the payment history in “Members”.
3.2 Payment Methods.
To use Bonsai Today you must provide one or more Payment Methods. You authorize us to charge any Payment Method associated to your account in case your primary Payment Method is declined or no longer available to us for payment of your subscription fee. You remain responsible for any uncollected amounts. If a payment is not successfully settled, due to expiration, insufficient funds, or otherwise, and you do not cancel your account, we may suspend your access to the service until we have successfully charged a valid Payment Method. For some Payment Methods, the issuer may charge you certain fees, such as foreign transaction fees or other fees relating to the processing of your Payment Method. Value-Added Tax (VAT), Sales tax or other excise tax may be included in, or added to, your purchase depending on your country, state, territory, city, or on other applicable local regulations. tax rates may vary accordingly.

3.3 Updating your Payment Methods.
You can update your Payment Methods by going to the “Members” page. We may also update your Payment Methods using information provided by the payment service providers. Following any update, you authorize us to continue to charge the applicable Payment Method(s).

3.4 Cancellation.
You can cancel your Bonsai Today membership at any time, and you will continue to have access to Bonsai Today through the end of your billing period. Payments are non-refundable and we do not provide refunds or credits for any partial membership periods or unread Bonsai Today content. To cancel, go to the “Members” page and click on “Cancel” in My Memberships. If you cancel your membership, your account will automatically close at the end of your current billing period. To see when your account will close, check the Past Invoices on the “Members” page.

(Alternatively, if you signed up for Bonsai Today using your account with a third party as a Payment Method and wish to cancel your Bonsai Today membership, you may want to do so through such third party, for example by visiting your account with the applicable third party and turning off auto-renew, or unsubscribing from Bonsai Today through that third party. You may also find billing information about your Bonsai Today membership by visiting your account with the applicable third party.)

3.5 Changes to the Price and Membership Plans.
We may change our membership plans and the price of our service from time to time; however, any price changes or changes to your subscription plans will apply no earlier than 30 days following notice to you.

4. Bonsai Today Service
4.1 Adult.

You must be 18 years of age, or the age of majority in your province, territory or country, to become a member of Bonsai Today. Minors may only use the service under the supervision of an adult.
4.2 Single access right.

Bonsai Today service and any content viewed through the service are for your personal and non-commercial use only and may not be shared with individuals beyond your household. During your Bonsai Today membership we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access the Bonsai Today service and view Bonsai Today content. Except for the foregoing, no right, title or interest shall be transferred to you. You agree not to use the service for public performances.
4.3 Region.

You may view Bonsai Today content primarily within the country in which you have established your account and only in geographic locations where we offer our service and have licensed such content. The content that may be available to read can vary by geographic location and can change from time to time. The number of devices on which you may simultaneously read is limited to one decice only.

4.4 Content update.

Bonsai Today, including the content library, is regularly updated. In addition, we continually test various aspects of our service, including our website, user interfaces, promotional features and availability of Bonsai Today content.

4.5 Offline content.

Sometimes Bonsai Today content is available for temporary download and offline viewing on certain supported devices (“Offline Content”). Limitations apply, including restrictions on the number of Offline Content per account, the maximum number of devices that can contain Offline Content, the time period within which you will need to begin viewing Offline Content and how long the Offline Content will remain accessible. Some Offline Content may not be readable in certain countries and if you go online in a country where you would not be able to stream that Offline Content, the Offline Content will not be readable while you are in that country.

4.6 Copyright.

You agree not to archive, reproduce, distribute, modify, display, perform, publish, license, create derivative works from, offer for sale, or use (except as explicitly authorized in these Terms of Use) content and information contained on or obtained from or through Bonsai Today. You also agree not to: circumvent, remove, alter, deactivate, degrade or thwart any of the content protections in the Bonsai Today service; use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Bonsai Today service; decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible through the Bonsai Today service; insert any code or product or manipulate the content of the Bonsai Today service in any way; or use any data mining, data gathering or extraction method. In addition, you agree not to upload, post, e-mail or otherwise send or transmit any material designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment associated with the Bonsai Today service, including any software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs. We may terminate or restrict your use of our service if you violate these Terms of Use or are engaged in illegal or fraudulent use of the service.

4.7 Quality.

The quality of the display of the Bonsai Today content may vary from device to device, and may be affected by a variety of factors, such as your location, the bandwidth available through and/or speed of your Internet connection. You are responsible for all Internet access charges. Please check with your Internet provider for information on possible Internet data usage charges. The time it takes to load Bonsai Today content will vary based on a number of factors, including your location, available bandwidth at the time, the content you have selected.

4.8 Software.

Our software is developed by, or for, Bonsai Today and is designed to enable reading of Bonsai Today content through Bonsai Today ready devices. This software may vary by device and medium, and functionalities and features may also differ between devices. You acknowledge that the use of the service may require third party software that is subject to third party licenses. You agree that you may automatically receive updated versions of the Bonsai Today and related third-party software.

5. Passwords and Account Access.
The member who created the Bonsai Today account and whose Payment Method is charged (the “Account Owner”) has access and control over the Bonsai Today account and the Bonsai Today ready devices that are used to access our service and is responsible for any activity that occurs through the Bonsai Today account. To maintain control over the account and to prevent anyone from accessing the account (which would include information on viewing history for the account), the Account Owner should maintain control over the Bonsai Today ready devices that are used to access the service and not reveal the password or details of the Payment Method associated with the account to anyone. You are responsible for updating and maintaining the accuracy of the information you provide to us relating to your account. We can terminate your account or place your account on hold in order to protect you, Bonsai Today or our partners from identity theft or other fraudulent activity.

6. Miscellaneous
6.1 Governing Law.
These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Netherlands. These terms will not limit any consumer protection rights that you may be entitled to under the mandatory laws of your country of residence.
6.2 Unsolicited Materials.
Bonsai Today does not accept unsolicited materials or ideas for Bonsai Today content, and is not responsible for the similarity of any of its content in any media to materials or ideas transmitted to Bonsai Today.

6.3 Customer Support.
To find more information about our service and its features or if you need assistance with your account, please read the FAQ’s on our website. In certain instances, Support may best be able to assist you by using a remote access support tool through which we have full access to your computer. If you do not want us to have this access, you should not consent to support through the remote access tool, and we will assist you through other means.

6.4 Survival.
If any provision or provisions of these Terms of Use shall be held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

6.5 Changes to Terms of Use.
Bonsai Today may, from time to time, change these Terms of Use. We will notify you at least 30 days before such changes apply to you.

6.6 Electronic Communications.
We will send you information relating to your account (e.g. payment authorizations, invoices, changes in password or Payment Method, confirmation messages, notices) in electronic form only, for example via emails to your email address provided during registration.

© 2024 Bonsai Europe Publications, The Hague, Netherlands.

Publication dates

English language edition 2024Publication Dates
IssueE-MagazineEuropeRest o/t World
2024-1 #186 | #209- January /FebruaryJan. 1, 2024Jan. 15Jan. 22
2024-2 #187 | #210- March / AprilMar. 4Mar. 18Mar. 25
2024-3 #188 | #211- May / JuneMay 6May 20May 27
2024-4 #189 | #212 -July / AugustJuly 1July 15July 22
2024-5 #190 | #213- September / OctoberSep. 2Sep.16Sep. 23
2024-6 #191 | #214- November / DecemberNov. 4Nov. 18Nov. 25

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You can cancel your Bonsai Today membership at any time, and you will continue to have access to Bonsai Today through the end of your billing period.  To cancel, go to the “Members” page and click on “Cancel” in My Memberships.