1. Agreement of these terms:

When applying for membership of the Yorkshire Enterprise Network (“Membership”), the member detailed in the membership application form overleaf (“Member”) confirms that they have read and agreed to be bound by these Terms and. Upon Membership being accepted by YEN, the Member can access their own copy of the Terms when they sign into the membership area of www.yorkshirenetwork.co.uk (“Website”). A copy of these Terms can be printed off and retained for future reference. The term “Membership” shall be construed accordingly.

2. Supply of Membership Service

YEN will provide the advertised Service to the Member subject to these terms.

YEN will use reasonable endeavours to provide the Service within advertised times.

YEN may at any time without notifying the Member make changes to Service which are necessary to comply with any safety or other statutory requirements and/or which do not materially affect the nature or quality of the Service.

YEN will notify Members of any changes or additions to the Service or to these Terms in advance of the changes taking place.

Membership is for named individuals/organisations only and is not transferrable without the express permission of YEN which shall not unreasonably be withheld. Should a Member be unable to take up any element of the Service provided, no refund in whole or part shall be made.

Membership is for an initial fixed contract term of 12 months from the date of signing the membership application form or registering through the Website, Email, and Letter or over the telephone.

3. Membership Fee and Payment Terms

The Membership Fee is detailed on the Website and is dependent upon the level of the Membership and the type of Service requested.

Payment is due immediately on acceptance. Members shall pay an annual membership fee in advance and have the option of paying a one-off annual fee or 12 separate monthly fees every 30 days after the first payment.

Payment options will be by invoice, standing order, BACS and PAYPAL is available for those who wish sign up as an “Individual Member” via the membership page of the Website to pay a one-off annual fee.

Full access to the YEN membership area will only be given when YEN is in receipt of the first Monthly or the One-off annual payment, however, Members will still be able to access the membership area and receive “Standard member” benefits until payment is confirmed.

If any payments are overdue YEN shall be entitled to suspend the Service without prejudice to its rights to seek recovery of any outstanding sums.

All Membership fees paid are non-refundable unless application of Membership is rejected by YEN at the time of initial application or contained within the Terms.

4. Termination

Members have the right to cancel their Membership within the first 14 days of Membership and any monies paid will be refunded in full.

Following expiry of the initial fixed contract term, Membership may be terminated by either party supplying the other with 60 days written notice.

Membership shall not be terminated during the initial fixed contract term of 12 months.

5. Warranties and Liability

YEN warrants to the Member that the Service will be provided using reasonable care and skill as far as reasonably possible. Where YEN uses the service of any agent or third party, YEN does not give any guarantee or protection in that respect. This warranty is in lieu of all other terms, conditions and warranties, expressed or implied statutory or otherwise and any other liabilities whatsoever and howsoever arising

YEN will not be liable to the Member or be deemed to be in breach of these Terms by reason of any delay in performing, or any failure to perform, any of the Club’s obligations in relation to the Specified, if the delay or failure is due to any cause beyond YEN’S reasonable control.

Except in cases of death or personal injury caused by YENS negligence, YEN will not be liable to the Member by reason of any representation (unless fraudulent or negligent) for any loss of profit or any indirect, special or consequential loss, damage costs, expenses or other claims (whether caused by the negligence of the YEN or its agents or otherwise) which arise out of or in connection with the provision of the Service and the entire liability of the YEN under or in connection with the Service shall not exceed twice the amount of the YENS charges for the provision of the Service, except as expressly provided in these Terms.

Nothing in these Terms affects any statutory rights the Member may have as a consumer.

6. General Terms

Members will be asked to provide certain information about itself that will be made available through the Website to other Members. YEN’s use of this information is governed by the PRIVACY POLICY.

Members will have the facility on the Website to edit and update Membership details.

Members will use the YEN website for lawful purposes only. Member’s agree that all contributions to the Forum page(s) or other content pages will be civil, not abusive, not offensive, be free from all unlawful, racial, sexual, harassing, threatening, defamatory and objectionable content, and that you will not spam, advertise, impersonate, use vulgar or offensive username and share your user name or password with others and contribute only in the English Language.

YEN will not edit any message posted on pages(s), unless it seen to be objectionable, in which case the post will be edited or deleted. Anyone seen to be posting objectionable messages are responsible for their own actions, and that action may result in their membership being withdrawn.

When accessing and/or using the YEN site, Member’s agree that YEN will not be responsible for content available on the YEN forum page(s). Member’s also agree that should they download content from the Website member page(s) you do so at your own risk and that you are solely responsible for any loss or damage to your computer, its data, or to any other download device or software that may result.

As a Member of YEN, the Member agrees to conduct themselves in a professional and business-like manner, treating other members with respect at all times. If YEN should receive a complaint about any Member’s behaviour, it reserves the right to suspend Membership. Such complaints would constitute a breach of these Terms.

Membership is at the sole discretion of YEN and it reserves the right to refuse Membership.

YEN reserves the right to charge an entry fee to events in addition to the Membership fee. Notice shall be given of any such fees in advance of events and published on our website.

YEN reserves the right to change an advertised speaker. This would be advertised on the Website and on an Event update published in the member’s area.

YEN reserves the right to expel any Member from an organised YEN event as a whole or any Member or guest at any time during an event, and to refuse entry to an event. In this event no fees will be refunded.

We reserve the right at our discretion to accept/reject/renew will be subject to change.

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