1. Who we are
1.1 These terms and conditions, together with the function or room booking form (the “Booking Form”) (together being the “Terms“) form the basis of the contract governing your membership of the Institute of Directors (“IoD“, “we“, “us” or “our”) for one calendar day on the date of the function or meeting hosted by you at 116 Pall Mall London SW1Y 5ED (the “Event”), as specified in the Booking Form (the “Date of the Event“). Any definition of the IoD in these Terms may, at the IoD’s discretion (and upon notice to you) also refer to any and all of the IoD’s designated subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, licensees, franchisees and/or any other connected entities as may be notified to you from time to time).
1.2 The IoD is incorporated by Royal Charter with registered number RC000252. Our registered office is located at 116 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ED. You can contact our Company Secretariat on [email protected] or by writing to the IoD’s Company Secretariat, 116 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ED.
1.3 Please read these Terms carefully. In consideration of us accepting you as a member of the IoD, you agree to be bound by these Terms.
1.4 These Terms, along with the IoD’s Member Rules, Member Regulations and Code of Conduct (the “Rules and Regulations“) set out your obligations to the IoD and other members. Copies of the Rules and Regulations are available from the IoD’s Company Secretariat ([email protected]) and/or on our website. We may update the Rules and Regulations at any time.Where feasible, we will consult with our members prior to making any changes to the Rules and Regulations.
2. Benefits of day membership to the IoD
2.1 You are joining the IoD as a member for one calendar day (or calendar days, if the Event takes place over a number of calendar days, provided always that membership is limited to such additional calendar days only on which the Event takes place) on the Date of the Event (a “Day Member“).
2.2 As a Day Member, you are granted access to and use of the facilities specified in the Booking Form on the terms specified, and incorporated in, the Booking Form.
2.3 Day Members are not granted any of the benefits available to other members of the IoD, as set out on our website, or otherwise: www.iod.com/why-join-us.
3. Member conduct
3.1 As a member, you must conduct yourself, both publicly and privately, in a professional manner and not do anything, or permit anything to be done, that may cause any harm or loss to the IoD’s goodwill, reputation or professional standing.
3.2 You must not do or permit anything to be done to any other IoD member, member of IoD staff, IoD consultant or contractor and/or any third party company or individual who is engaged by or on behalf of the IoD or is closely connected to the IoD that may in the IoD’s opinion be considered to be inappropriate, distressing, disrespectful, obscene, embarrassing or otherwise offensive.
3.3 You will not: (a) knowingly introduce any viruses to the IoD website or the IoD’s mobile applications; (b) attack (or instigate or directly or indirectly facilitate an attack of) the website, whether via a DOS or DDOS attack or otherwise; or (c) use the IoD’s website or mobile applications for any purpose or in connection with any purpose which is or could reasonably be perceived to be inappropriate, unlawful, abusive, libellous, obscene or threatening.
4. Advertising, websites and use of IoD trade marks/Intellectual Property
4.1 As a Day Member, you are not permitted to: (a) state on your website or publicity/marketing materials that you are a member of the IoD; (b) use the IoD logo, or any other IoD branding or in any way imply that you are employed or engaged or endorsed by the IoD unless this is the case or hold yourself out as having a different level of membership to that you actually hold, without our prior written consent. If you obtain our permission, you must exercise it in a way that is fair, reasonable and lawful and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, or suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. We reserve the right to withdraw any permission given in this clause at any time.
4.2 You must not claim to represent publicly the views of the IoD or to claim its support, without the consent of the IoD’s Board of Directors (“Board”) (or of an officer or employee of the Institute nominated by the Board for such purpose). You must not hold out or represent that your main place of business, correspondence address or registered business address is 116 Pall Mall London SW1Y 5ED or any other IoD address save as specifically authorised in writing by the IoD.
4.3 The copyright and all other intellectual property rights of all information, content and material on the IoD’s website belongs to the IoD and its licensors and save insofar as our press releases may be used in press articles, it may not be reproduced in any way without our prior written consent.Information and material on the IoD’s website may be used for personal use only and not for commercial use. You are responsible for taking any security measures necessary when using the IoD’s website (for example, by keeping your login details secure). You agree to abide by all copyright notices and restrictions imposed by the IoD from time to time.Links to third party websites are provided for the convenience of our members only and the IoD is not responsible in any way for and has no liability in respect of the content or operation of such websites or the associated organisations.
4.4 We make no representations that any information on the IoD’s website is accurate, up to date or complete. You should independently verify any information before relying on it. Any communications made by any member or non-member of the IoD on the IoD’s website or in any other form of media or forum (including any verbal, written and non-verbal communications) is the view of that individual alone and not of the IoD.
5. Changes to these terms
5.1 We may update these Terms at any time to reflect changes in or to:
(a) relevant laws or regulatory requirements;
(b) security, technical or operational issues;
(c) the operation of our websites and / or mobile applications; or
(d) our business.
5.2 If we update these Terms, we will post a revised version of the Terms, and a summary of our changes, on our website. We may also e-mail you with information on those changes.
6.1 These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and the IoD governing your membership of the IoD.
6.2 Any failure or delay by us to action a breach by you of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of any rights and remedies we have in respect of such breach. For example (without limitation) if you miss a payment and we do not chase you, but continue to provide the Services, we can still require you to make the payment at a later date.
6.3 These Terms govern the relationship between you and us.No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of the Terms.
6.4 Unless otherwise expressly stated in these Terms, all notices from you to us should be sent by post (recorded delivery only) to the IoD’s Membership Department, 116 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ED, or directed to [email protected]. We may send any notice to you under these Terms by email or by first class or second class post to the email address and/or postal address that we hold on file for you.
6.5 We will do our best to resolve any disputes over these Terms.These Terms, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by the laws of England and Wales. However, if you are a consumer and resident of any European Union country, you will benefit from any mandatory provisions of, and legal rights available to you under the laws of that country. Nothing in these Terms affects your rights as a consumer to rely on these local law mandatory provisions and legal rights.
6.6 You and we both agree that these Terms are subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. However, if you are a resident of any European Union country, you may also bring proceedings in that country.
6.7 If you are a consumer and you reside within the European Union, you may also be able to refer a dispute to the European Online Dispute Resolution (“ODR“) platform at http://ec.europa.eu/odr. The ODR platform is a web-based platform which is designed to help consumers who have bought products or services online.It provides access to independent alternative dispute resolution services which are usually free for you to use. We have discretion as to whether we will agree to a complaint being resolved through the ODR platform.
6.8 In the event of a breach by these Terms of any of your statutory rights in force from time to time, it is agreed that your statutory rights will at all times prevail.
6.9 Each of the paragraphs of these Terms operates separately. If a court finds part of these Terms is illegal, the rest will continue in full force and effect.