IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. They set out the Terms and Conditions of membership of 1230 The Women’s Company Limited (“Terms”). These Terms apply whether a Member is registered with the Company directly. By becoming a Member you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
“Company” means 1230 The Women’s Company Limited which registered address is at 126 Merlin Grove, Beckenham, BR3 3HT.
“Event” means any meeting, lunch or event organised by the Company that is not a regular Meeting of Members.
“Meeting” means any meeting, lunch or dinner organised by the Company on a regular basis for Members.
“Member” means any individual who has registered with the Company in accordance with these Terms.
“Membership Year” means the period of 12 months following the date of acceptance of registration and each 12 month period thereafter if renewed in accordance with these Terms.
2. APPLICATION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
2.1 These Terms apply to all Members to the exclusion of all other terms and condition
2.2 On acceptance of the application by 1230 The Women’s Company Limited a contract is formed between the Member and the Company which incorporates these Terms in their entirety.
2.3 When, however, a Member books to attend any Meeting or Event hosted by the Company such booking is made with the Company directly and the Company is entitled to enforce these Terms as it deems appropriate in respect of that booking.
2.4 These Terms may be varied from time to time in the Company’s discretion and any such changes will be notified on the Company’s website or in writing by the Company. Any such variations shall take effect from the date they are announced on the Company’s website.
2.5 Any Offers or Discounts are not available in conjunction with any other offers or discounts (both Members and non-members) and only one code can be used.
2.6 Words in the singular include the plural and in the plural include the singular.
2.7 A reference to one gender includes a reference to the other gender.
3.1 To apply for membership the registration form must be completed and submitted together with payment of the membership fee referred to in clause 4.1 below.
3.2 Where an application for membership is refused the Company is not required to explain the reasons for such refusal.
3.3 Membership will last for the Membership Year and may be renewed annually subject to payment of a renewal fee referred to in clause 4.1 unless terminated early in accordance with these Terms.
3.4 During membership and for a period of 12 months after such membership has ceased each Member agrees not to directly or indirectly and whether alone or in conjunction with any other party, establish any women’s or any other business networking organisation which is the same as, similar to or which competes with the 1230 The Women’s Company Limited business in any area where it may compete with or affect any 1230 The Women’s Company Limited business carried on by the Company.
3.5 Members are requested to introduce guests to 1230 The Women’s Company Limited meetings and events as appropriate to support the development of their group and overall network.
4.1 The membership fee is the sum stated in the Company’s documentation; the one-off registration fee and annual membership are payable in full to the Company at the date of membership application. The annual renewal fee is the sum as stated in the Company’s documentation.
4.2 All fees are subject to alteration on 30 days prior notification to Members either on the Company’s website, or by email or letter and are non-refundable.
4.3 Any fees payable in respect of any Meeting or Event (whether 1230 The Women’s Company Limited or 1230 The Women’s Company) shall be payable in full at the time of booking without any deduction whether by way of set-off, counterclaim, discount, abatement or otherwise unless agreed otherwise.
4.4 Where a Member does not pay such fees by the date of the relevant Meeting or Event that Member shall not be entitled to attend and may be refused admittance.
4.5 Where a Member books and does not attend a meeting or event without notice the Company is entitled to invoice at their discretion.
4.6 Where a Member is expelled or refused entry to a Meeting or Event as a result of a breach of these Terms the Member acknowledges that she will not be entitled to any refund of fees paid in respect of the same.
4.7 Where a Member does not pay the renewal fee by the due date, the Member’s membership shall terminate automatically on expiry of the Membership Year without further notice.
5.1 A Member may cancel their membership at any time during the first 5 days after registration in which case any membership fee paid shall be refunded in full, minus the administration fee; any details on the web site will be removed. However, where a Member has attended any Event or Meeting during this 5 day period the fee paid for that Event or Meeting shall not be refunded. After the 5 day period acceptance of any cancellation shall be at the discretion of the Company and the Member shall have no right to a refund of the membership fee paid.
5.2 Refunds or exchange of bookings to an alternative date in respect of any Meeting and or Event are only offered if notified to the Company in writing more than 5 working days prior to the Meeting or Event date unless otherwise agreed.
6. PAYMENT OF FEES
6.1 Payments due to the Company can be made online (if available) or by cash, cheque or bank transfer as directed by the Company.
6.2 No payment shall be deemed to have been received until the Company has received the full amount in cleared funds.
6.3 Default interest may be charged on all over due sums at the rate of 4% per annum accruing monthly from the date payment is due until the date payment is made (both before as well as after judgment).
7. MEETINGS AND EVENTS
7.1 All Meetings and Events hosted by the Host shall be organised by the Company which will arrange the booking of venues, together with any catering facilities. Details of all local Meetings and Events together with any Company hosted Meetings or Events can be found on the Company’s website.
7.2 The Company reserves the right to cancel any Meeting and or Event at any time on giving at least 7 days prior notice to Members on the Company’s website or by email or letter. Shorter notice may be provided where such cancellation is due to a cause outside the Company’s control.
7.3 All Members are expected to behave in a courteous and decorous manner when attending any Event or Meeting and the Company (as the case may be) reserves the right to refuse admittance to or expel any Member from any Meeting or Event where the Company believes that the Member is behaving inappropriately.
7.4 In the unlikely event that a particular group being attended by a Member closes that Member shall be notified and every effort shall be made by the Company to re-allocate the Member to another suitable nearby group which the Member may attend. Where a suitable alternative is offered by the Company then the Member shall not be entitled to a refund. If no alternative can be found within a period of 1 month then the Member shall be entitled to a pro–rata refund of the membership fee or renewal fee (as the case may be) equal to the un-expired period of the Membership Year
7.5 Any special dietary requests must be made in writing at the time of booking and 1230 TWC HO shall make every effort to ensure that this is communicated to the venue however neither the Host nor the Company can guarantee that such special dietary requirements will be catered for.
7.6 By booking for any Meeting and or Event hosted by the Company a Member or non-member (Visitor) acknowledges that she is entering into a binding contract with the Company and is liable for all fees due in respect thereof subject to these Terms.
7.7 If a Member is unable to attend a Meeting or Event that Member may provide a substitute to attend in their place subject to the approval of the Company in writing. Each business will have 1 minute to present its business.
8. BENEFITS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE MEMBERS
8.1 Regular attendance at Meetings and Events are crucial to the formation of a dynamic group and for this reason it is requested that Members attend as many of the Meetings and or Events as possible.
8.2 Membership entitles a Member to any discounted rates being offered by the Company at Meetings or Events. These discounts are not available to non-Members.
8.3 Booking and paying for a Meeting or Event entitles a Member to use the catering facilities available at the venue together with any other benefits that may be available however any additional fees for beverages or additional catering not detailed as included in the price at the time of booking shall be the Member’s sole responsibility.
9. THE LIABILITY OF THE COMPANY
9.1 In the event of non-arrival or cancellation by a speaker at a Meeting or Event, the Company will not be held liable and any fees paid by the Members to attend that Event are non-refundable where the Meeting or the Event proceeds regardless.
9.2 All warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law are to the fullest extent permitted by law excluded from these Terms. Your statutory rights as a consumer are not affected.
9.3 The Company shall not be liable for any foreseeable, unforeseeable, indirect, consequential or pure economic loss suffered or incurred by the Members or any third party arising out of these Terms or any Meeting or Event.
9.4 Nothing in these Terms however excludes or limits the Company’s liability: for death or personal injury caused by their negligence or for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or for any matter which it would be illegal for the Company to exclude or attempt to exclude liability for.
9.5 Neither the Company nor any 1230 TWC Host can be held responsible for any business or personal issues, meetings or contracts entered into between Members or visitors following an introduction at any of Event or Meeting.
10.1 A Member’s membership may be transferable to another individual within the Member’s company with the prior written consent of the Company and then subject to these Terms.
10.2 Membership is not transferable between different companies.
10.3 The Company may assign or otherwise transfer the contract with a Member without the Member’s prior written consent.
11. TERMINATION AND CANCELLATION OF MEMBERSHIP
11.1 A Member’s membership may be terminated by the Company where:-
11.1.1 the Member becomes intoxicated at a Meeting and or Event;
11.1.2 the Member behaves in an offensive or unbecoming manner towards the 1230 TWC Host, employees of the Company, other Members or any staff and or employees at the Event and or Meeting venue;
11.1.3 on suspicion of a conflict of membership;
11.1.4 any sum due under these Terms remains unpaid for a period of more than 7 days after the due date; and
11.1.5 on a breach by the Member of any of the these Terms.
11.2 Where a Member’s membership is terminated pursuant to clause
11.3 the Member is not entitled to a refund of any fees paid by the Member.
12.1 Each right or remedy of the Company under these Terms are without prejudice to any other right or remedy of the Company whether under these or otherwise.
12.2 Failure or delay by the Company in enforcing or partially enforcing any provision of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any of their rights under these Terms.
12.3 The parties to these Terms and Conditions do not intend that any term of the shall be enforceable by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 by any person that is not a party to it other than the Company who shall have the right to enforce all or any part of these Terms.
12.4 All notices under these Terms and Conditions must be given in writing.
12.5 Each Member acknowledges and agrees that the Company may process the Member’s personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and any other applicable data protection legislation for operational, legal or administrative purposes and the 1230 TWC Host may pass such data to the Company.
12.6 The Company will not be liable if they are unable to fulfil their obligations under these Terms due to reasons outside their control, such as fire, accidents, war, adverse weather, industrial disputes and strikes.
12.7 Force majeure: We will not be liable for failure to provide services where it is not reasonably practicable to do so due to circumstances beyond our control.
12.8 These Terms shall be governed by English law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts
12.9 These Terms contain the whole agreement between a Member and the Company where appropriate unless otherwise stated above.