Privacy & Website Use Policies

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information. Our website uses cookies. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Privacy Policy (including Cookies Policy)

(1) What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

  • (a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views & website navigation;
  • (b) information that you provide to us for the purpose of joining our Association;
  • (c) any other information that you choose to send to us.

(2) Cookies

A cookie consists of a piece of text sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We do not use cookies cookies on the website. Therefore our website poses no threat to your web browser, computer or mobile device.

We use a server-side website statistical package to generate statistical and other information about website use without the use of cookie. This information does not identify you as an individual but does identify the computer used to access our website. The information collected allows us to understand how our website is used and to make changes to better improve your experience of using our website.

(3) Using your personal information

Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

  • (a) contact you;
  • (b) enable your use of the services available on the website;
  • (c) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
  • (d) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user; and
  • (e) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website.

We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

(4) Disclosures

We may disclose information about you to [any of our officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors] insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

  • (a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  • (b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
  • (c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
  • (d) to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

(5) Security of your personal information

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

(6) Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

(7) Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information will be subject to:

  • (a) the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00); and
  • (b) the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).

We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.

(8) Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

Copyright Notice

(1) Ownership of copyright

The copyright in this website and the material on this website (including without limitation the text, computer code, artwork, photographs, images, music, audio material, video material and audio-visual material on this website) is owned by us and our licensors.

(2) Copyright licence

We grant to you a worldwide non-exclusive royalty-free revocable licence to:

  • (a) view this website and the material on this website on a computer or mobile device via a web browser;
  • (b) copy and store this website and the material on this website in your web browser cache memory; and
  • (c) print pages from this website for your own personal and non-commercial use.

We do not grant you any other rights in relation to this website or the material on this website. In other words, all other rights are reserved.

For the avoidance of doubt, you must not adapt, edit, change, transform, publish, republish, distribute, redistribute, broadcast, rebroadcast or show or play in public this website or the material on this website (in any form or media) without our prior written permission.

(3) Data mining

The automated and/or systematic collection of data from this website is prohibited.

(4) Permissions

You may request permission to use the copyright materials on this website by email:

Website disclaimer

(1) Introduction

This disclaimer governs your use of our website; by using our website, you accept this disclaimer in full. If you disagree with any part of this disclaimer, you must not use our website.

(2) Intellectual property rights

Unless otherwise stated, we or our licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the licence below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

(3) Licence to use website

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions below.

You must not:

  • (a) republish material from this website (including republication on another website);
  • (b) sell, rent or otherwise sub-license material from the website;
  • (c) show any material from the website in public;
  • (d) reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on our website for a commercial purpose;
  • (e) edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or
  • (f) redistribute material from this website [except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution.

(4) Limitation and exclusion of warranties and liability

Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up-to-date.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to this website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill).

Nothing in this disclaimer will:

  • (a) limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;
  • (b) limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
  • (c) limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
  • (d) exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in this disclaimer:

  • (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and
  • (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer or in relation to the subject matter of this disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.

To the extent that the website and the information and services on the website are provided free-of-charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.

(5) Variation

We may revise this disclaimer from time-to-time. The revised disclaimer will apply to the use of our website from the date of the publication of the revised disclaimer on our website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

(6) Entire agreement

This disclaimer, together with our privacy policy, constitutes the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website, and supersedes all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

(7) Law and jurisdiction

This disclaimer will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law, and any disputes relating to this disclaimer will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

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