1.1 In these Terms, the following expressions have the following meanings:
Basic Member: a member who has not paid a subscription for any Services and has limited access to WOB services;
Event: an event, such as a networking event, conference, talk, masterclass, mentoring or workshop;
Fee: the sums payable for certain Services, including Membership and attending an Event;
Materials: all materials provided to you or accessed by you under the Services;
Member: an individual who is registered with WOB: on any of our membership packages and Membership is construed accordingly;
Corporate Member: a member who accesses a membership no additional cost to the individual as part of a Corporate Partnership with their employer (this membership is not subject to annual renewal at individual level, but dependent on their employer renewing the Partnership);
Registration Form: a form to be completed to become a Member of WOB or to register to attend an Event;
Services: the services provided by us from time to time, including but not limited to: content access, consultancy services, information about vacancies including through the Vacancy Board, Events and any other services described on the Website;
Subscribing member: All members who pay an annual Fee for their Women on Boards membership as an individual (i.e. excluding Corporate members and Basic members) and have access to an enhanced level of WOB services, dependent on the membership type selected as described on the website [ie: Full Membership or Directors’ Circle membership].
Terms: these terms and conditions;
Vacancy: a vacant board position at an organisation;
Vacancy Board: the list of Vacancies on the Website accessible to Subscribing members
The Website: the website located at www.womenonboards.net;
WOB we, our, us: WOB UK LTD a company registered in England and Wales, under company registration number 07894819 and registered office at 27 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AX and
You: any user of the Website or a Service, including a Member.
1.2 When we use the words "writing" or "written" in these Terms, this will include email or other electronic message unless we say otherwise.
1.3 Including means including but not limited to.
1.4 A reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to it as it is in force for the time being, taking account of any amendment, extension or re-enactment and includes any subordinate legislation for the time being in force made under it.
2. OUR CONTRACT WITH YOU
2.1 These are the Terms on which you can access and use our Website and our Services.
2.2 You must register as a Member to attend an Event, post a role on our Vacancy Board or access our Resource Centre. Basic Membership of WOB is free. However, you must pay a Fee to access membership tiers offering enhanced WOB services as set out on our website. The Fee provides for 12 months of Membership. You can opt for your Membership to renew automatically and the Fee is reduced to our renewal fee and due every 12 months. Please see Clause 8 below for further details, including how to cancel autorenewal.
2.3 Please ensure that you have read these Terms carefully and check that the details on the Registration Forms are complete and accurate before you submit them. If you think that there is a mistake, please contact us.
2.5 If you have any questions or if you have any complaints, please contact us. You can contact us by emailing us at email@example.com.
3. CHANGES TO TERMS
3.1 We may revise these Terms from time to time at our discretion for technical or legal reasons, or because the needs of our business have changed.
4. ACCESSING THE WEBSITE
4.1 We will use reasonable endeavours to make the Website available to you at all times. However, there may be occasions when access to the Website may be interrupted, including for scheduled maintenance or upgrades, for emergency repairs, or due to failure of telecommunications links and/or equipment.
4.2 You should treat your log-in details as confidential, and you must not share them with any third party. We have the right to disable any log-in details, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms.
4.3 You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website.
4.4 We accept no responsibility for adverts contained within the Website. If you agree to purchase products and/or services from any third party who advertises in the Website, you do so at your own risk. The advertiser, and not us, is responsible for such products and/or services and if you have any questions or complaints in relation to them, you should contact the advertiser.
4.5 The Website may contain links to websites or apps operated by third parties. We do not have any influence or control over any such third party websites or apps and we are not responsible for and do not endorse any third party websites or apps or their availability or content.
5. UPLOADING MATERIAL TO THE WEBSITE
5.1 Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our Website, including a request to upload a Vacancy role to the Vacancy Board (via the Post a Board Position page of the Website or otherwise), creating profiles, or to make contact with other Members of WOB, you must comply with our Acceptable Use Policy.
5.2 Any material you upload to the Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you breaches their intellectual property rights, or their right to privacy.
5.3 We are not responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by any other user of our Website.
5.4 We do not monitor all postings to the Website, but we have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our Website for any reason, including if in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
5.5 You must not misuse our Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Website, the server on which our Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Website. You must not attack our Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. If you breach this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 (as amended). We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Website will cease immediately.
6. LINKING TO OUR WEBSITE
6.1 You may link to any page of our Website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
6.2 We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
7.1 The Fee may change at any time, but any changes will not affect Services that have already been paid for.
7.2 The Fee stated on the Registration Form or elsewhere on the Website includes VAT. If the rate of VAT changes then this change in VAT will be reflected in any Fee payable upon renewal of your Membership of WOB.
7.3 Access to certain Services will take effect only when we have received the Fee due in full. If you do not pay the Fee by the due date, we may claim costs and interests on such overdue sum in accordance with the Late Payments of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998; or suspend your Membership, including your entitlement to enjoy the benefit of the Services, with immediate effect until you have paid any outstanding amounts.
7.4 If you select the Pay Later option on the Registration Form when registering for an Event, you must provide payment within 7 working days of submitting the Registration Form, or on the day of the WOB Event, whichever is earlier. You shall not be entitled to attend an Event unless and until you have paid the applicable Fee in full.
8.1 Subscribing members access to the Services included in their membership tier automatically renews annually, and the Fee is automatically debited from your nominated payment card on or around the new renewal date, unless you opt out of auto-renewal at least 2days before the renewal date. We may increase the Fee year on year, but we will notify you in advance as set out in clause 8.2 below. By agreeing to enrol in autorenewal you will be able to benefit from a discounted renewal rate. Opting out of autorenewal will mean no discount should you choose to renew manually at the end of your membership term.
8.2 We will contact you 14 days and again 2 days prior to the renewal date with details of the renewal and the Fee. If you wish to cancel your renewal at any time, you can do so during your Membership term and up to 2 days before your renewal date at https://www.womenonboards.net/services/upgrade or by contacting Member Support at +44 203 925 4080 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your failure to terminate and/or your continued use of your Membership reaffirms that we are authorised to charge you the Fee for that Membership.
8.3 If you cancel autorenewal of your Membership, you may continue to use the Services that are part of your Membership until the end of the then-current period of your Membership. You will not be eligible for a prorated refund of any portion of the Membership Fee paid for the then-current Membership period. If you choose not to renew after that date your Membership will automatically downgrade to Basic Member. If you want to cancel your Basic Membership or delete your account completely please contact Member Support at +44 203 925 4080 or email us at email@example.com accordingly.
8.4 We may immediately terminate or suspend your account, and all or a portion of your Membership (including Basic Membership), without notice if:
(a) your payment of the Fee is overdue (provided that we will use reasonable efforts to notify you of the overdue payment before we terminate or suspend);
(b) you provide false or inaccurate information;
(c) you violate these Terms or any other applicable terms;
(d) you engage in conduct that is a violation of any applicable law (including, without limitation, copyright and intellectual property laws); or
(e) if you engage in conduct that is threatening, abusive or harassing to Women on Boards ‘employees, agents or Women on Boards' members or other users.
8.5 If we terminate or suspend your Membership, your licence to use any products or content provided in connection with the Membership is also terminated or suspended (as applicable). If your Membership is terminated, we have the right to immediately delete all data, files, and other information stored in or for your account without further notice to you. You must pay all charges up to and including the date of termination and no refund of all or part of the Fee is due
8.6 Any agreement you have with your payment provider governs your use of your specified payment method.
9.1 When attending an Event, you shall comply with all security, health and safety and all other instructions relating to the venue where the Event is being held and you shall not record or photograph all or part of the Event without our consent.
9.2 You agree that for reasons outside of our control, the date and/or time of the WOB Event and/or the location of the Event may need to be changed. In such circumstances, we shall notify you with the new date, time and/or location as the case may be.
9.3 If we are unable to re-schedule an Event, we shall refund you the Fee.
10. VACANCY INFORMATION
10.1 The Vacancy Board is provided for Subscribing Members to access details of Vacancies. Details of Vacancies on the Vacancy Board are for information purposes only. We do not seek to introduce work-seekers to recruiters and/or hirers or vice versa, in respect of any specific vacancy or otherwise. We do not act as an employment agency and/or an employment business for the purposes of the Vacancy Board. We may contact Members with information about postings on the Vacancy Board from time to time.
10.2 Our Bespoke Search Service assists organisations seeking a candidate for a particular role. In such circumstances, we may contact Members who may be suitable for the role, and ask such Members to apply for the role either directly to the organisation or apply to the organisation via a WOB email address.
11. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
11.1 We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Materials.
11.2 We grant to you the right to use and review the Materials for your own personal use. If your Membership is part of a corporate Membership, you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to the Materials.
11.3 You must not modify the Materials in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of Material must always be acknowledged.
11.4 If you wish to make any use of Material other than that set out above, please address your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
12. OUR LIABILITY TO YOU
12.1 You acknowledge and agree that the Materials are provided for information only and do not constitute advice or recommendation by WOB. We do not warrant or represent that any result or objective shall be achieved, be achievable or be attained whatsoever by use of the Website, including the Vacancy Board.
12.2 To the maximum extent permitted by law (a) WOB disclaims all liability whatsoever, whether arising in contract, tort (including negligence) under statute or otherwise in relation to the Website, the Services and the Materials; and (b) all implied warranties, terms and conditions relating to the Website, the Services and the Materials (whether implied by statute, common law or otherwise), including any warranty, term or condition as to accuracy, completeness, reliability, satisfactory quality, performance, fitness for purpose, availability and non-infringement are excluded.
12.3 We shall have no liability in contract, tort (including negligence), under statute or otherwise, as a result of or in connection with the Website, the Services and/or the Materials for any indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user including but not limited to (a) loss of income or revenue; (b) loss of business; (c) loss of profits or contracts; (d) loss of anticipated savings; (e) loss of data; (f) loss of goodwill; and/or (g) wasted management or office time.
12.4 If, notwithstanding provision of this Clause 12, we are liable to you whether in contract, tort (including negligence and breach of statutory duty) or otherwise, our maximum liability shall not exceed the Fees paid by you during the previous 12 months for the Service that is the subject of the claim.
12.5 We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability for (a) death or personal injury caused by our negligence; (b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; and/or (c) any other loss that cannot lawfully be excluded.
13. YOUR CANCELLATION RIGHTS
13.1 We do not have a refund policy for Members, including the Fee for any online courses, except in the case of exceptional circumstances. However we will consider any request for a refund of the Fee for a Member if you write to us, setting out the reasons why you believe you are entitled to a refund. Our aim is to always treat people fairly.
13.2 If you give us written notice under Clause 13.1, we may refund any Fee paid (or part thereof) by you if, in our opinion and at our sole discretion, exceptional circumstances apply.
13.3 If you wish to cancel your attendance at an Event, you must contact us by email or telephone and the following policy will apply to all Events EXCEPT our multiple session programmes, which include the “Getting to the C-Suite Programme” and the “Becoming an Effective Chair programme”:
(a) Full refunds for Events are available if notice is given up to three business days (72 hours) prior to the event.
(b) For cancellations where notice is given less than three business days (72 hours) but more than 24 hours prior to the event, a credit for attendance at another similar Event is given.
(c) Cancellations within one business day or less will not receive any refund or credit, however you may substitute someone to come in your place.
(d) In the case of exceptional circumstances a refund will be considered if you write to us, setting out the reasons why you believe you are entitled to a refund.
13.4 If you wish to cancel your attendance at one of our programmes, ie: “Getting to the C-Suite Programme” or “Becoming an Effective Chair Programme” you must contact us by email or telephone and the following policy will apply:
(a) Full refunds are available if notice is given up to 1 calendar month prior to the event.
(b) For cancellations where notice is given less than 21 days prior to the first session of the programme, a credit for attendance a subsequent programme.
13.5 We do not offer cancellation or refunds for any other services, after payment has been received and the service has begun. However, if no part of the service has been delivered, we will consider any request for a refund if you write to us, setting out the reasons why you believe you are entitled to a refund. Our aim is to always treat people fairly.
14. INFORMATION ABOUT US AND HOW TO CONTACT US
14.1 If you wish to contact us in writing, or if any clause in these Terms requires you to give us notice in writing, you can send this to us by email to email@example.com, by hand, or by pre-paid post to WOB UK Ltd at 27 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AX.
14.2 If we have to contact you or give you notice in writing, we will do so by email, by hand, or by pre-paid post to the address you provide to us.
15. OTHER IMPORTANT TERMS
15.1 We may transfer our rights and obligations under these Terms to another organisation, and we will use reasonable endeavours to notify you in writing if this happens, but this will not affect your rights or our obligations under these Terms.
15.2 You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these Terms to another person if we agree in writing.
15.3 This contract is between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms.
15.4 Each of the Clauses of these Terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of the Clauses are unlawful, the remaining Clauses will remain in full force and effect.
15.5 If we fail to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these Terms, or if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a default by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later default by you.
15.6 These Terms are governed by English law. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
Updated June 2022.
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