1.1 "CBT" means Confederation Of Businesses and Traders Ltd registered office: Orchard House, 15 Turp Avenue, Grays, Essex RM16 2SH. Hereinafter shall be referred to as the CBT.
1.2 "Member" means the applicant having duly been accepted and granted membership.
1.3 "Applicant" means the authorised person or business making application for membership to the CBT
1.4 "Authorised Person" means a person or employee over the age of 18 who is legally entitled to act on behalf of the "Member".
1.5 "Membership Fee" refers to price of annual or monthly subscription due to the "CBT."
2. BASIS OF CONTRACT
2.1 These terms of membership constitute a contract between the Member and the CBT whereby the member is granted a continuous membership and this contract is deemed to be accepted by both parties by virtue of a "Membership Agreement".
2.2 We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time. We advise you refer to the terms of membership periodically on our website 'www.confedbt.com'. If you are uncertain about anything in these Terms and Conditions, please contact us by email or write to us at Confederation of Businesses and Traders Ltd, Orchard House, 15 Turp Avenue, Grays, Essex RM16 2SH
3. THE CBT's RIGHTS
3.1 We reserve the right to refuse membership to an Applicant at our sole discretion, without giving reason.
3.2 We also reserve the right to cancel or suspend the "Membership Agreement" in cases where we suspect false or misleading information has been provided to the CBT by the member or in cases whereby the member renders the CBT into disrepute. If we cancel your membership, it will be without refund for any period of outstanding term.
3.3 The CBT may cancel or suspend a "Membership Agreement" where we suspect dishonest trading or in cases whereby the member renders the CBT into disrepute. If your membership is cancelled it will be without refund.
3.4 We reserve the right to terminate a "Membership Agreement" if we receive significant complaints against you or if you default in paying your subscription fee. The CBT will use sole discretion in deciding what constitutes a significant complaint.
3.5 You agree to indemnify the CBT against all claims if action is taken against the CBT by any of your customers, suppliers or business associates.
4. CBT SERVICES
4.1 All services and benefits offered by the CBT are provided on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis and CBT makes no warranties or representations, whether express or implied, in relation to the Services, including but not limited to, implied warranties or conditions of completeness, accuracy, satisfactory quality and fitness for a particular purpose.
4.2 We do not accept any liability for errors made in relation to material published on behalf of end users. It is the member's responsibility to ensure that their business details held by the CBT are correct and kept up to date.
4.3 Websites, Copyrights and Trademarks: Members and/or non-members unconditionally guarantees that any elements of text, graphics, photos, designs, trademarks or other artwork furnished to the CBT for inclusion in web pages are owned by the members or non-members or that they have permission from the rightful owner to use each of these elements. The member or non-member will indemnify the CBT and accept all responsibility resulting from any claims arising from the use of any content within web pages whether it is text, graphics or other elements. Websites provided by the CBT are managed solely by the CBT and under no circumstances will access be given to any party to make changes. Websites are subsidised for members whilst they are current paid up members. Copyright to the finished assembled work of web pages produced by the CBT is owned and remains the property of the CBT.
4.4 If you cease to be a member of the CBT for any reason whatsoever, you must stop using logos or materials indicating your affiliation to the CBT within any of your promotional or marketing materials. This must be adhered to with immediate effect of you ceasing to be a member. FAILURE TO COMPLY MAY CONSTITUTE A CRIMINAL OFFENCE and renders you liable to a financial penalty (see section 6.1). If a website was provided to you, you would also forfeit all claim to any monthly discounts or subsidies granted in relation to web services.
4.5 The CBT will administer all domain names purchased for members as well as domain names transferred into the CBT. To ensure there is no disruption to services provided the CBT reserve the right to renew domains and/or web hosting packages and invoice the cost to the member at the then-current price. The CBT reserve the right to make a charge of £15 to transfer away from the CBT any domain name.
4.6 The CBT supply websites, hosting and email facilities if requested in return for monthly payments, the amount of which will be agreed prior to the construction of the website. A minimum term of eighteen months will apply and members will benefit with a 30% monthly discount. Should a member terminate their membership the discount will be withdrawn.
5. LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY
5.1 The CBT will not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by you including loss of orders, business, profit, revenue or goodwill, increased costs of working or any other loss or damage however arising, in the event that your membership ceases or is suspended.
5.2 You agree to fully indemnify us against all costs, losses and claims if any action is taken against us by any of your customers, suppliers, sub-contractors or business partners.