STRATEGIC PA NETWORK ALL TERMS & CONDITIONS
- WEBSITE USE, COOKIE & DIVERSITY POLICIES
- MEMBERSHIP TERMS & CONDITIONS
STRATEGIC PA NETWORK WEBSITE US
From this point forward, Strategic EA & Events Ltd shall hereby be referred to as “SEEL”. The website user will be referred to as the “the user”, “you, or “your”.
2. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Your access to and use of the SEEL website. The Website is subject exclusively to these Terms and Conditions. You will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. By using the Website you are fully accepting the terms, conditions and disclaimers contained in this notice. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions you must immediately stop using the Website.
The contents of the Website do not constitute advice and should not be relied upon in making or refraining from making any decision.
4. CHANGES TO WEBSITE
SEEL reserves the right to:
a) change or remove (temporarily or permanently) the Website or any part of it without notice and you confirm that SEEL shall not be liable to you for any such change or removal; and
b) change these Terms and Conditions at any time, and your continued use of the Websites following any changes shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change.
5. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
The Website includes links to third party websites that are controlled and maintained by others. Any link to other websites is not an endorsement of such websites and you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the content or availability of any such sites.
A) All copyright, trademarks and all other intellectual property rights in the Website and its content (including without limitation the Website design, text, graphics and all software and source codes connected with the Website) are owned by or licensed to SEEL or otherwise used by SEEL as permitted by law.
B) In accessing the Website you agree that you will access the content solely for your personal use and that you will not re-use or repackage any content for commercial purposes. None of the content may be copied, reproduced, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without the prior written consent of the copyright holder. This excludes the downloading, copying and/or printing of pages of the Website for personal, non-commercial use only.
7. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
A) The Website is provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
B) To the extent permitted by law, SEEL will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatever (including without limitation loss of business, opportunity, data, profits) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website.
C) SEEL makes no warranty that the functionality of the Website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the Website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive. d) Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed so as to exclude or limit the liability of SEEL for death or personal injury as a result of the negligence of SEEL or that of its employees or agents.
If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction then such Term or Condition shall be severed and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.
You agree to indemnify and hold SEEL and its employees and agents harmless from and against all liabilities, legal fees, damages, losses, costs and other expenses in relation to any claims or actions brought against SEEL arising out of any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions or other liabilities arising out of your use of this Website.
10. GOVERNING LAW
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
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SEEL commits as both an employer and an agency to make decisions about people only against objective business-related criteria and in doing so help to create balanced workforces.
- Appreciate, value and harness the differences between people and the benefits that can be gained from those differences.
- Actively search to identify diverse candidate pools and promote their engagement.
- Review all aspects of the recruitment process to eradicate unjustifiable discrimination.
- Promote recruitment and selection best practice.
- Work with clients, candidates and partners to challenge discrimination where we find it.
STRATEGIC PA NETWORK MEMBERSHIP TERMS
STRATEGIC PA Network runs events throughout the year.
- These events are charged and no refunds will be given unless the Strategic PA Network have cancelled the event due to circumstances beyond our control. At the discretion of Strategic PA Network, some event registration fees may be transferred to another event.
- When you register for one of our events (Online, Face to Face or Masterclass), we will ask you for your name, job title and email address which will be stored in Eventbrite. View Eventbrite’s Privacy Notice https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/support/articles/en_US/Troubleshooting/eventbrite-privacy-policy. Please be assured that we do not share your personal details with any other company without your consent.
(a) Membership Subscription Period
In order to allow Strategic PA Network to plan its resources and thereby offer a reliable service to members we require that annual (Founder, Annual or Platinum) members maintain their membership for a minimum period of 12 months from joining/renewing (minimum membership period). If you decide to choose the monthly option, you can cancel your membership at any time.
Your membership subscription starts on the date you applied to join Strategic PA Network on your current plan. The subscription lasts for a period of 12 months (minimum membership period) and becomes due for renewal on the annual anniversary of the subscription start date.
At intervals just prior to your renewal date, you will receive communication from Strategic PA Network requesting and providing renewal information for the forthcoming year.
(b) Membership Subscription Fees
Strategic PA Network Membership is £150 annually or £15 per month (Founding Membership is £99 annually). Platinum Strategic PA Network Membership is £450 annually. Subscription fees are reviewed on an annual basis. Please note, if you are a “Founding Member’ your fees will remain at £99 for the lifetime of your membership. Please note if you cancel your membership at any time and then subsequently re-join, the current annual fee will be payable.
Strategic PA Network requests that you pay for your membership subscription by credit/debit card online and you are required to keep your credit/debit card details up-to-date. Failure to do so may incur a disruption to your subscription benefits.
Credit/debit card payers will be given the option of paying for their annual membership subscription in one-off payment on an annual payment plan or monthly payment plan. For those who choose to pay by monthly instalments, each monthly instalment will be requested from your credit/debit card on the same date of each month.
Members who pay their fees by recurring payment on an annual payment plan will continue to do so, unless they decide to move to credit card payment (annual or monthly). Recurring payments will be requested from your bank account for the full fee on or as near to the date you joined. If the payment fails, Strategic PA Network will suspend the account, advise the member accordingly and try to collect payments the following month.
Receipts of payments will automatically be sent to you (annual payment plans on an annual basis and monthly payment plans on a monthly basis). Please keep these safe as evidence for reclaiming tax purposes if applicable.
(c) Non-Payment of Subscription Fees
If you anticipate any problems with the payment of your subscription, please contact Strategic PA Network at firstname.lastname@example.org at the earliest opportunity to discuss.
Where the subscription fees remain unpaid following the renewal date for payment, your subscription will automatically cease and your subscription will be lapsed and archived.
Should a monthly instalment be rejected, you will be contacted and asked to update your credit/debit card payment. You agree that should this not occur, and no contact be received from you, BBO PA Network reserves the right to request immediate payment of any outstanding sums due e.g. in the case of monthly instalments, you will be invoiced for the rest of the annual subscription fee.
Failure to pay may result in legal action and should you attempt to re-join BBO PA Network in the future, the outstanding amount will be requested before you can join.
(d) Membership Subscription Renewal
Approximately 1 week prior to renewal date, those paying an annual plan will receive communication from BBO PA Network with a reminder for the forthcoming year. Those paying on a monthly plan will receive a reminder with their monthly receipts.
(e) Information for All Members
If you pay for your subscription by credit/debit card, it is essential you check your card details are correct and make any relevant amendments to your profile at least 7 working days before your membership is due to expire, to ensure your membership does not suspend and disruptions to your subscription benefits do not occur.
(f) Membership Subscription Cancellation Policy
- Annual, Founders and Platinum membership subscriptions are calculated to provide services for a whole year, members can only cancel their subscription during a 14 day “cooling off period”. After 14 days, membership is strictly non-refundable and non-cancellable. Cancellations are not permitted if it falls within the 12-month membership subscription. If you cancel on the website, BBO PA Network will contact you to obtain all outstanding monies i.e. the rest of your membership as per the terms and conditions upon registering for membership. Failure to pay within the time frame outlined by BBO PA Network may result in legal action.
- If you choose to pay monthly, you can cancel at any time. Please be aware that to qualify for the complimentary BBO PA Network Masterclass you will need to have been a member for 3 calendar months. Should you cancel your membership within 3 calendar months and have been to a BBO PA Network Masterclass you will be liable for the £49 cost of the BBO PA Network Masterclass, payable within 14 days of your cancellation.
These terms and conditions, and any agreement entered into in connection with the same shall be interpreted in accordance with the English law and subject the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
(i) When you register with us you are stating that you are over 18 years of age or are a minor over 13 years of age with parental consent to use the service you are registering for. We strongly recommend all minors discuss these terms and conditions with their parent / legal guardian before they complete any registration process or provide us with any information about themselves.
(ii) You agree that the information you provide to us about yourself when registering or at any other time will be true, accurate and complete and that you will further ensure that this information is kept up to date and accurate. BBO PA Network reserves the right to cancel your membership if any information you have provided to us is false or misleading.
- ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
The BBO PA Network is provided free of charge to you by BBOPANetwork.co.uk under these terms of service (BBO PA Network Membership Terms). These Terms of Service govern your use of BBO PA Network (whether you are a member, a subscriber or a visitor).
BBOPANetwork.co,uk is intended for use by in the United Kingdom. We make no warranty or representation that BBOPANetwork.co.uk (or any element of it) is appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United Kingdom. Accessing BBOPANetwork.co.uk from territories where your access to it is prohibited or where such service (or any part thereof) is considered illegal or unlawful is not permitted under these Terms of Service. If you choose to access thepaway.co.uk from locations outside the United Kingdom, you do so on your own initiative and you are responsible for compliance with all applicable local laws.
- THIRD PARTIES
We may share personal information with an organisation (for example a venue) that is hosting a BBO PA Network event. Our events are presented in collaboration with other businesses (such as hotels/venues). We will let them know about your booking and share your name and company with them.
- ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL DATA
You are entitled to view you, amend or delete your personal information that we hold. Please email email@example.com.
- CHANGES TO THESE TERMS
These terms were reviewed on 28th September 2020. If you have any questions please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Your continued use will confirm your acceptance of any change in terms set out here.
- INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
BBOPANetwork.co.uk, its contents and all rights therein are owned by BBO PA Network (and / or its licensors). “Rights” means copyright, database rights, trade marks, design rights and other intellectual and proprietary rights of whatever nature, world-wide. You acknowledge that:
- BBO PA Network is protected is protected by Rights.
- These Rights are valid and protected in all media and technologies existing now or later developed.
- Except as explicitly provided otherwise, these Terms of Service and applicable copyright, trademark and other laws govern your use of such Rights.
You may view, print, download or temporarily partner extracts from BBOPANetwork.co.uk for your personal, non-commercial reference without alteration, addition or deletion. You may not otherwise copy, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise transfer any BBOPANetwork.co.uk material or content. You acknowledge that you will not acquire any Rights by downloading or otherwise using any BBOPANetwork.com content or materials.
- TERMINATION AND REMEDIES FOR BREACH OF THESE TERMS BY YOU
BBO PA Network will be entitled to restrict, suspend or terminate your membership or deny you access to BBOPANetwork.com or take such other action as BBO PA Network deems appropriate if BBO PA Network determines, in its sole discretion, that you are in breach any of the Terms of Service or BBO PA Network considers in its sole discretion that your use of BBOPANetwork.co.uk is inappropriate or otherwise unacceptable.
The restriction, suspension or termination of our service pursuant to this section will be without prejudice to any rights which BBO PA Network may have against you in respect of your breach of these Terms of Service.
BBO PA Network are 100% committed to ensuring the ongoing protection of the data you provide us with. We would like to reassure you that we have not and will not ever sell or use your data in an unauthorised way. Any information that we hold is purely to maintain our business relationship with customers and potential customers, and is not shared with any third party, unless explicitly stated and is agreed upon by you the user, through compliant methods. BBO PA Network members have the right to request details of the information we store and can do so through email@example.com
Entry to BBO PA Network competitions are free and open to UK residents only except for the staff of BBO PA Network and any related 3rd party retailers involved in a specific competition, and their families. Entries must be submitted in the formats specified by BBO PA Network. BBO PA Network reserves the absolute right to reject any incorrect or incomplete entries. The competition can be extended or cancelled at any time without notice and at the discretion of BBO PA Network. No entrance fee or purchase is required to enter the competition. BBO PA Network reserves the right to reject any entry on any grounds that it may from time to time consider appropriate. The decision of BBO PA Network to accept or reject an entry is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Entrants must be over 18 years of age. Competition winners will be either announced on the night of the event or within 14 days after the close of the competition. BBO PA Network may require winners to take part in post-competition publicity and may use their name and email address for future promotional, marketing and publicity purpose. Winning entries and names of runners up will be published on BBO PA Network website, email newsletters and on social media. No alternative cash or otherwise to the stated prizes are available. BBO PA Network shall be obliged to contact the prize winner only at their address given on the entry form. Any prize not claimed within 5 days of sending notification of a winning entry shall be forfeited. BBO PA Network may award the prize to another entrant. BBO PA Network is bound by the Data Protection Act 1998 and entrants can request access to personal information held about them by contacting the company. BBO PA Network reserves the right to cancel the competition if it is reasonable to do so or if unforeseen circumstances arise. On receipt of an entry, the competition entrant is deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions and to have agreed to be bound by them. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of England and Wales and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
The Company is a network business which provides networking services to Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants and Office Professionals. The Company must process personal data (including sensitive personal data) so that it can provide these services – in doing so, the Company acts as a data controller.
You may give your personal details to the Company directly, such as on an application or registration form or via our website. The Company must have a legal basis for processing your personal data. For the purposes of providing you with networking opportunities and/or information relating to networking events relevant to you we will only use your personal data in accordance with this privacy statement. At all times we will comply with current data protection laws.
PURPOSE OF PROCESSING AND LEGAL BASIS
The Company will collect your personal data (which may include sensitive personal data) and will process your personal data for the purposes of providing you with networking opportunities. This includes for example, contacting you about networking opportunities, assessing your suitability for those opportunities, updating our databases, putting you forward for networking opportunities and developing and managing our services and relationship with you and our partners.
If you have opted-in, we may also send you marketing information and news via email/ text. You can opt-out from receiving these at any time by clicking “unsubscribe” when you receive these communications from us.
In some cases, we may be required to use your data for the purpose of investigating, reporting and detecting crime and also to comply with laws that apply to us. We may also use your information during the course of internal audits to demonstrate our compliance with certain industry standards.
We must have a legal basis to process your personal data. The legal bases we rely upon to offer our work-finding services to you are:
- Your consent
- Where we have a legitimate interest
- To comply with a legal obligation that we have
- To fulfil a contractual obligation that we have with you
This is where the Company has a legitimate reason to process your data provided it is reasonable and does not go against what you would reasonably expect from us. Where the Company has relied on a legitimate interest to process your personal data our legitimate interests is/are as follows:
- Managing our database and keeping networking records up to date;
- Providing networking services to you and our partners;
- Contacting you to seek your consent where we need it;
- Giving you information about similar products or services that you have used from us recently.
The Company will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary for the purpose we collect it. Different laws may also require us to keep different data for different periods of time.
Where the Company has obtained your consent to process your personal and sensitive personal data, we will do so in line with our retention policy. Upon expiry of that period the Company will seek further consent from you. Where consent is not granted the Company will cease to process your personal and sensitive personal data.
Please be aware that you have the following data protection rights:
- The right to be informed about the personal data the Company processes on you;
- The right of access to the personal data the Company processes on you;
- The right to rectification of your personal data;
- The right to erasure of your personal data in certain circumstances;
- The right to restrict processing of your personal data;
- The right to data portability in certain circumstances;
- The right to object to the processing of your personal data that was based on a public or legitimate interest;
- The right not to be subjected to automated decision making and profiling; and
- The right to withdraw consent at any time.
Where you have consented to the Company processing your personal and sensitive personal data you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time by contacting the Directors via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that if you withdraw your consent to further processing that does not affect any processing done prior to the withdrawal of that consent, or which is done according to another legal basis.
There may be circumstances where the Company will still need to process your data for legal or official reasons. Where this is the case, we will tell you and we will restrict the data to only what is necessary for those specific reasons.
If you believe that any of your data that the Company processes is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us using the details above and we will take reasonable steps to check its accuracy and correct it where necessary.
You can also contact us using the above details if you want us to restrict the type or amount of data we process for you, access your personal data or exercise any of the other rights listed above.
We may obtain data about you from cookies. These are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Cookies also enable us to deliver more personalised content.
We use IP addresses to analyse trends, administer the site, track users’ movements, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
LINKS TO EXTERNAL WEBSITES
The Company’s website may contain links to other external websites. Please be aware that the Company is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. When you leave our site we encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the Company’s website.
SALE OF BUSINESS
If the Company’s business is sold or integrated with another business your details may be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchasers and their advisers and will be passed on to the new owners of the business.
The Company takes every precaution to protect our users’ information e.g. firewalls, browser certification technology, encryption, limited access and use of passwords.
Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to your information.
The Company uses all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal information. However, you should be aware that the use of email/ the Internet is not entirely secure and for this reason the Company cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal information which is transferred from you or to you via email/ the Internet.
If you share a device with others, we recommend that you do not select the “remember my details” function when that option is offered.
If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can email the Directors at email@example.com.
CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
We will update this privacy statement from time to time. We will post any changes on the statement with revision dates. If we make any material changes, we will notify you.
COMPLAINTS OR QUERIES
If you wish to complain about this privacy notice or any of the procedures set out in it please contact: the Directors via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You also have the right to raise concerns with Information Commissioner’s Office on 0303 123 1113 or at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/, or any other relevant supervisory authority should your personal data be processed outside of the UK, if you believe that your data protection rights have not been adhered to.
All businesses must keep personnel and financial records in order to run their business efficiently and to comply with statutory requirements. The type of record will determine the length of time the record must be kept for.
If you wish to see a copy of our record keeping details please email email@example.com.
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