Acceptable Use Policy
PLEASE READ THE TERMS OF THIS POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SITE
What’s in these terms?
This acceptable use policy sets out the content standards that apply when you, link to our site, or interact with our site in any other way.
Who we are and how to contact us
Londonderrychamber.co.uk is a site operated by Londonderry Chamber of Commerce (“Chamber”). We are registered in Northern Ireland under company number R0000486 and have our registered office at 16 Bishop Street (First Floor), Bishop Street, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, BT48 6PW.
We are a limited company.
By using our site you accept these terms
By using our site, you confirm that you accept the terms of this policy and that you agree to comply with them.
If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site.
We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.
There are other terms that may apply to you
We may make changes to the terms of this policy
We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. These terms were most recently updated on 06 February 2023.
You may not use our site:
- In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
- In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
- For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
- To bully, insult, intimidate or humiliate any person.
- To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards.
- To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
- To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
- In any way that involves child sexual exploitation or abuse.
- To upload terrorist content.
You also agree:
- Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of our terms of website use.
- Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
- any part of our site;
- any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
- any software used in the provision of our site; or
- any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
Breach of this policy
When we consider that a breach of this acceptable use policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
- Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site.
- Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any Contribution uploaded by you to our site.
- Issue of a warning to you.
- Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
- Further legal action against you.
- Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary or as required by law.
We exclude our liability for all action we may take in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The actions we may take are not limited to those described above, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
How this contract can be transferred
We can transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to any third party, provided this does not adversely affect your rights under these terms.
Which country’s laws apply to any disputes?
If you are a consumer, please note that the terms of this policy, its subject matter and its formation are governed by Northern Irish law. You and we both agree that the courts of Northern Ireland will have exclusive jurisdiction.
If you are a business, the terms of this policy, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by Northern Irish law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Northern Ireland.
Membership Terms and Conditions
How Members contract with Londonderry Chamber of Commerce.
Who we are and how to contact us
Londonderrychamber.co.uk is a site operated by Londonderry Chamber of Commerce (“Chamber”).
Chamber is a not-for-profit membership organisation which works to create the best environment for business and economic growth for members (“Members” or “You”) in the North West of Northern Ireland.
Membership of Chamber is subject to the provisions of the Memorandum and Articles of Association of Chamber (“the Articles”) (available on request or from Companies House) and in the event of a conflict between these terms and conditions and the Articles, the Articles shall prevail. Members agreed to be bound by the Articles and such other by-laws of Chamber as are in force from time to time.
Our Membership Terms
Any business either public or private, or individuals in a business environment, may apply for Membership, the terms of which are governed in detail by the Articles. In particular, please note the following Articles:
9. The Chamber shall admit to Membership an individual or organisation who or which is in business or is engaged or interested in commerce, and who or which:
(a) applies to the Chamber using the application process approved by the Directors which shall include the payment on application of the relevant annual subscription; and
(b) is approved by the Directors.
11. The Directors may in their absolute discretion decline to accept any application for Membership and need not give reasons for doing so. If an application is refused by the Directors, any subscription fee already paid by the applicant shall be returned.
16. The annual subscription to the Chamber shall be at such rates as may from time to time be fixed by the Board and shall become due and payable in advance on such date or dates as the Board may from time to time determine. For the purpose of fixing the annual subscriptions the Board may by By-law or otherwise from time to time divide Members into categories and fix different rates of subscription for different categories.
19. A Member may terminate Membership by giving notice in writing at least three months before the day when their subscription shall next be due. If no such notice is received the Member shall be liable for the subscription for the ensuing year which shall be a debt due to and legally recoverable by the Chamber.
20. Unless the Board shall suspend the operation of this Article from time to time for a period either generally or in any specific case or cases a Member shall automatically cease to be a Member:
(a) if being a company an order shall be made, or resolution passed for winding up otherwise than for the purpose of reconstruction;
(b) if being an individual is adjudicated bankrupt;
(c) if being an individual he or she is or may be suffering from mental disorder and either –
(i) he or she is admitted to hospital in pursuance of an application for admission for treatment under the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986; or
(ii) an order is made by a court having jurisdiction (whether in the United Kingdom or elsewhere) in matters concerning mental disorder for his or her detention or for the appointment of a receiver, curator bonis or other person to exercise powers with respect to his or her property or affairs; or
(d) if failing to pay the prescribed subscription within six months of the due date.
22. Members shall be entitled to vote at meetings of the Chamber in accordance with the subsequent provisions of these Articles.
Where a business that forms part of a group of businesses successfully applies for Membership, this does not entitle any parent or subsidiary of the business, or other subsidiary of any such parent to become a Member. Each business within such a group shall be required to apply separately for Membership.
Members must agree to pay an annual payment (Annual Subscription) to the Chamber, the sum of which is set by the Chamber from time to time.
Members must agree to make a payment which is equal to the Annual Subscription on the date that an application is made to become a member of Chamber and annually thereafter.
Membership fees correspond to the number of employees in the member company. The Chamber reserves the right to cancel or amend a membership if these details provided to the Chamber are deliberately misleading.
All events must be booked and paid for in advance.
Cancellations may be communicated by telephone or in person but must be confirmed in writing. Failure to cancel in writing could result in 100% of the charge being incurred.
Cancellations less than 3 days before the event/activity will be charged at the full rate.
Cancellations less than 7 but more than 3 days before the event/activity will incur 50% charge.
Cancellations up to 7 days prior to the event/activity will incur no charge. (This is not applicable to events such as the Annual Dinner or lunch events, see below)
Cancellations less than 14 days before the dinner/lunch event will be charged at the full rate.
Cancellations less than 28 days but more than 14 days before the dinner/lunch event will incur a 50% charge.
Cancellations up to 28 days before the dinner/lunch event will incur no charge.
By being a Member, you grant the event organisers full rights to use the images resulting from event photography and / or video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and Chamber publications.
Rules about WhatsApp group for Members
The purpose of this group is to enable Members to be in direct contact and create a sense of community. To share ideas, plans and success stories, building strong business connections that build a successful North West.
The following house rules are designed to ensure the group chat is as effective as possible:
Our Purchasing Policy
Chamber’s purchasing policy aims to support our Member organisations on a preferential basis where possible. If there is no alternative but to engage with vendors outside of our membership suitability is measured against identified criteria in each purchasing decision, with local suppliers prioritised.
The Chamber Executive team consists of four team members: the CEO, the Business Development Executive, the Marketing & Events Coordinator, and the Accounts Administrator. All team members have a purchasing role within their own remit, with final approval given by the CEO in all situations.
Multiple quotes are requested where possible to ensure suitability for purpose and value for money.
Invoices are raised by the Accounts Administrator, including bank details and payment terms and options.
No rights are conferred on any person who is not a party to these terms and conditions.
Chamber gives you no warranty or assurance about any recommendations or referrals we make in respect of third parties and the services they supply. You should satisfy yourself as to the suitability of any such third parties and the services they supply for your purposes. All implied warranties and conditions are excluded, to the maximum extent permitted by law. Chamber only provides you with such recommendations and referrals on the basis that all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms are excluded to the maximum extent permitted law (including, without limitation, the conditions implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and the use of reasonable care and skill which, but for this legal notice, might have effect in relation to any referral or recommendation).
Errors and Omissions Excepted
Every care is taken to ensure that all information on Chamber publications including the website, and e-newsletter is correct. However, there may still be errors and we apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. If you find an error or omission, please let us know, and we will correct it as soon as possible after verification.
Should you have any complaint about your Membership, you should contact the CEO in the first instance and the matter shall be investigated through the Chamber’s complaints process.
Rights or obligations under these terms and conditions of Membership shall not be assigned without Chamber’s prior written consent. Chamber shall have the right to assign or otherwise delegate any of their rights under these terms and conditions of Membership upon notification to the Member. Which country’s laws apply to any disputes?