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Membership Terms and Conditions

These are the terms and conditions of the membership of the Child Sleep Society. These terms and conditions are subject to change and any variation will be notified to Members by email.

 

Any questions regarding these terms and conditions or membership issues should be directed to hello@childsleepsociety.com

 

1. Definitions

1.1  In these terms and conditions the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings unless the context requires a different meaning:

“Applicant” means a person applying for Membership or renewing an Membership;

“The Child Sleep Society” and “us” or “we” means The Child Sleep Society, a community interest company limited by guarantee with company number 13779666, whose registered office is at Stanhope Way, TN13 2DZ, UK;

“Member” or “you” means an associate member of The Child Sleep Society;

“Membership” means associate membership of The Child Sleep Society;

“Membership Application” means the electronic form whereby an Applicant makes an application to The Child Sleep Society for Membership;

“Membership Fee” means the fee that applies to the relevant category of Membership;

“Materials” means any documentation in either machine readable or printed form;

“Membership Year” means one calendar year from the date of application.

 

2. Membership Application

2.1  An Applicant is deemed to accept these terms and conditions upon submitting a Membership Application for enrolment as a Member. These terms and conditions become legally binding once the enrolment of a Member is confirmed by The Child Sleep Society.

 

2.2 Membership is based on the condition of a pledge to support The Child Sleep Society’s values. 

 

2.3 Each Member must reflect on their particular skills and experience and consider the type and subject of continuing professional development required. Each member will use their best endeavours to set aside time each year for their ongoing professional development. 

 

2.4 For the avoidance of doubt, becoming a Member of The Child Sleep Society entitles you to be an associate of The Child Sleep Society but does not mean becoming a member of The Child Sleep Society company limited by guarantee or giving you any capacity or entitlement to act on behalf of or bind The Child Sleep Society

 

3. Contact details

3.1    It is your responsibility to update us in respect of any change to your contact details, so that we are able to contact you regarding your Membership.

 

4. Membership Fees

4.1   Your membership year runs for 12 months from date of joining, or for 12 months following your renewal. 

 

4.2   The Membership Fees for each Membership Year is per Member and will vary according to the category of Membership.

 

4.3 Membership fees will auto renew each year unless cancelled by the Member on giving at least one months’ notice in writing prior to the renewal date.

 

4.4  Membership Fees are subject to an annual increase and we will notify members via email of the proposed rates for the subsequent year. 

 

5. Payments

5.1   Membership benefits commence once an application, or renewal application, has been approved and when the required Membership Fee has been received. 

 

6. Cancellations 

6.1   We reserve the right to cancel Membership for any failure by a Member to pay fees for the Membership Year or for any breach of these terms and conditions.

 

6.2.1   We reserve the right to cancel Membership for any reason, at any time of the year, where false or incorrect information has been provided in support of that Membership Application, or where communication with a Member is returned to us because of a failed email address.

 

6.2.2 The Child Sleep Society is dedicated to creating and maintaining a positive Membership experience where everyone is treated with dignity, courtesy and respect, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate bullying, intimidation, harassment or victimisation in any form. Any discriminatory language used at any Child Sleep Society event or via our online communication methods is strictly forbidden. If you violate these rules or bring the Child Sleep Society into disrepute you may be ejected from the event without a refund and your Membership will be cancelled without refund.

 

6.3   In the event of cancellation by a Member, cancellation fees will be due as follows:

 

6.3.1   if Membership is cancelled for any reason within 10 Working Days of the Membership acknowledgement being issued, the Member is entitled to a full refund; and

 

6.3.2   if an Application is cancelled after 10 Working Days of the Membership acknowledgement being issued, the Member is not entitled to any refund.

 

6.4   To request a refund in accordance with these terms and conditions you must notify us in writing by email to hello@childsleepsociety.com. We will pay any refund to which you are entitled as soon as possible and within 30 days.
 

7. Copyright

7.1   We reserve all rights in the content of all Membership Materials. By completing the Membership application an Applicant acknowledges that all rights in the content of Membership and related Materials shall be owned by The Child Sleep Society (or the identified author responsible for developing the Materials) and that Membership does not entitle you to any such content or Materials.

 

7.2   The Member agrees not to reproduce, sell, hire or copy Materials (in whole or part) and not to use such Materials except for the purpose of references.

 

8. Data protection and recording

8.1    Information about Members will be added to our database, to enable us to process your Membership Application, personalise your experience as a Member and keep you up to date with services that we offer. 

 

8.2    All information that you provide to us will be processed and held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, the General Data Protection Regulation and all other relevant law (in the United Kingdom).

 

8.3    You agree that the personal details provided to us may be used for administrative purposes to fulfil your membership rights and provide membership services to you. In some cases, we work with external providers who supply particular services and we agree to transfer all data securely and ensure that relevant suppliers sign data processing and confidentiality agreements with us. 

 

8.4    If you wish to update your communication preferences or do not wish to receive any further information from us please email hello@childsleepsociety.com

 

8.5    Photo and video footage may be taken at our events for promotional and education purposes. During online events, messages entered into the chat box may also be included in event recordings. In agreeing to these terms and conditions you consent to being recorded at such events and to the use of the resulting material by The Child Sleep Society. 

 

8.6    Feedback comments may be collected from you for promotional purposes.  In agreeing to these terms and conditions, you consent to such comments being used by us for marketing purposes, in such form that you remain anonymous.

 

Limitation of liability

Nothing in this agreement shall limit or exclude a party’s liability:

(i) for death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or that of its employees, agents or sub- contractors;

(ii) for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

(iii) for any indemnity provided under this agreement; or

(iv) for any other act, omission, or liability which may not be limited or excluded by law;

Neither party shall have any liability to the other party, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss of profit, or for any indirect or consequential loss arising under or in connection with the agreement.

 

A party's total liability to the other party, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising under or in connection with this agreement shall be limited to £50,000.

 

You hereby indemnify us and agree to keep us fully and effectively indemnified against all proper actions costs, losses, claims and expenses of whatsoever kind or nature arising from any breach or non-performance or threatened breach or non-performance by you of any of the warranties, representations, undertakings or obligations in this agreement.

 

Force majeure

For the purposes of these terms and conditions, "force majeure" means any cause beyond our reasonable control including, but not limited to, war, acts of terrorism, governmental requirements, acts of local or central government or other competent authorities, acts of God and industrial disputes.

 

We will not be liable to you for failure to perform any obligation under these terms and conditions or in relation to your booking to the extent that the failure is caused by force majeure.

 

Assignment

This agreement is personal to you and you may not assign or otherwise transfer your rights or obligations under this agreement other than in accordance with these terms without our prior written consent 

 

Notices

All notices which are required to be given under this agreement will be in writing and will be sent to the address of the recipient set out in these terms or such other address as the recipient may designate by notice given in accordance with this clause. 

 

Any such notice may be delivered personally by first class pre-paid letter or by email and will be deemed to have been received:

 

  1. by hand delivery; at the time of delivery

  2. by first class post; 48 hours after the date of mailing

  3. by email; 24 hours after transmission unless a failed delivery notice is received

 

Severability

If any part of this agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction or other competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable then such part will be severed from the remainder of this agreement which will continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law

 

Waiver

No delay or failure by either party to exercise any of its powers, rights or remedies under this agreement will operate as a waiver of them nor will any single or partial exercise of any such powers, rights or remedies preclude any other or further exercise of them, to be effective any waiver must be in writing

 

The remedies provided in this agreement are cumulative and not exclusive of any remedies provided by law

 

Entire agreement

This agreement contains the entire agreement and understanding of the parties and supersedes all prior agreements understandings representations and arrangements, written or oral. You acknowledge that no reliance is placed on any representation made but not embodied in this agreement 

 

Exclusion of third party rights

For the avoidance of doubt, unless specifically stated, nothing in this agreement shall confer on any third party any benefit or the right to enforce any term of this agreement

 

Jurisdiction

English law shall apply to this agreement, and the parties agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts

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