Terms and Conditions
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS & CONDITIONS: WEBSITE
The use of BLOK website is subject to the following Terms and Condition. By using this website you agree to our terms and conditions. BLOK reserves the right to update the T&C’s at any time without notice to you.
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS & CONDITIONS: MEMBERSHIP
Membership of BLOK is conditional to the acceptance of these T&C’s. Our T&C’s are subject to change without notice.
As the network evolves we gain a better understanding of how members will benefit most from their membership. The T&C’s ensure that we continue to deliver a professional service to our members and attract members who are as committed to creating a supportive and professional community of members as we are.
These T&C’s complement the spirit of BLOK and are subject to revision without notice. The most current T&C’s will always be available on the website.
APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
Any business lady working or living in the Knaresborough area can apply to BLOK for membership. BLOK reserves the right to deny or cancel membership should a member or their company be deemed unsuitable for membership, at which point it will be discussed by the full committee and a final decision agreed by a majority vote. BLOK will contact the applicant with an explanation of this decision.
Membership fees are outlined on our Membership Application Form and on our website and are subject to alteration without prior notification. All membership fees are payable in full with the application, however in the event of non-acceptance of application they will be refunded immediately. Membership period is one year from the date of acceptance of membership. (Membership year)
Any female business owner or its representatives acting in a manner not conducive to the aims of BLOK can have their membership suspended or rescinded at the discretion of BLOK. Activities that can lead to suspension or membership cancellation include inappropriate and unprofessional behaviour, spamming members via email, posting of inappropriate content online or aggressive promotion. In such circumstances, no refund of fees will be made.
Members pay an annual subscription fee in return for benefits that are accorded to the member. Priority to workshops, reduced entry to certain events and at the discretion of BLOK, and other services designed to increase business marketing opportunities for each of its members and access to the BLOK online forum.
BLOK membership fee is charged annually and is liable on the day of the start of membership and then on the day of annual renewal.
Renewal membership payments will be notified by invoice. Payment is to be made before the end of the current annual membership date. In such cases where payment is not received before the end of current membership, membership will be suspended pending settlement.
Once renewal has been agreed and made it cannot be cancelled or refunded.
Membership will only start before payment is received at the discretion of BLOK and on the understanding that the terms of membership including payment have been understood and accepted by the member.
Individual workshop fees/non-members are outlined on our website and are subject to alteration without prior notice. A condition of non-member fees is that the monthly meeting fees are payable before the event and there is no refund for non-attendance.
MEMBERS VISITING OTHER GROUPS
One of the benefits of membership to BLOK is being able to make contact with the wider network outside of your own group. BLOK operate a non-exclusive category membership and welcomes all businesses within Knaresborough and surrounding areas.
CANCELLATION OF MEMBERSHIP
In the event of a member wishing to cancel their membership, notice needs to be given in writing to The Athena Network. No fees are refundable. Members who wish to re-join BLOK must submit a new application and pay the full yearly Membership Fee. Should BLOK make a decision to terminate a member’s membership, no fees are refundable.
We are very happy to support members who have lost invoices/documents and provide a copy. You will be asked to make an administration fee by BACS in advance of the paperwork being provided.
All personal and corporate information is only used by BLOK for its own business purposes. We act in accordance with UK Data Law and will not pass on your details to third parties. This is also relevant in relation to Cookies.
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES.
Through its network of Web properties, BLOK provides you with access to a variety of resources, download areas, communication forums and product information (collectively know as “Services”). The Services, including any updates, enhancements, new features, and/or the addition of any new information and are subject to the T&C’s.
ACCURACY OF INFORMATION.
Every care has been taken to ensure that all information on this site is correct and true at the time of entry. Whilst we endeavour to check the accuracy of any information or prices supplied to us, we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of any information submitted by our members or 3rd parties.
PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE LIMITATION.
Unless otherwise specified, the Services provided on this site are for your personal and non-commercial use only. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, licence, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information or services obtained from the Services.
Please respect the intellectual property rights of others when using the information gained from this site.
IMAGES & DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE ON THIS WEB SITE.
Permission to use Documents (such as press releases) from the Services is granted, provided that (1) use of such Documents from the Services is for informational, personal and non-commercial use only and will not be copied or posted on any network computer or broadcast in any media, and (2) no modifications of any Documents are made.
Any images used on this site are owned by BLOK or used with the express permission of the owner.
MEMBERSHIP DETAILS, PASSWORD AND SECURITY.
If any of the Services requires you to enter any personal details, you must complete the registration process by providing us with current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration form. You must also choose a password and a user name. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify BLOK immediately of any unauthorised use of your account or any other breach of security. BLOK will not be liable for any disruption that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password either with or without your knowledge. You may not use anyone else’s membership details at any time, without the permission of the member.
NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE.
As a condition of your use of the Services, you will not use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any server, or the network(s) connected to the BLOK website server or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of any Services. You may not attempt to gain unauthorised access to any Services, membership details, computer systems or networks connected to any the BLOK website server or to any of the Services, through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Services.
This site will not be used in the communication of services in connection with surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise).
You may not publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information on this site.
MATERIALS PROVIDED TO BLOK OR POSTED ON ANY BLOK WEBSITE OR SOCIAL MEDIA.
BLOK does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to BLOK (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Services or its associated services for review by other members or the general public. However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting (“Posting”) your Submission you are granting BLOK and necessary contributors permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses. You give your permission (unless otherwise stated) to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; to publish your name in connection with your Submission; and the right to sub-licence such rights to any supplier of the Services.
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. BLOK is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and BLOK may remove any Submission at any time in its sole discretion.
In addition to the warranty and representation set forth above, by Posting a Submission that contain images, photographs, pictures or that are otherwise graphical in whole or in part (“Images”), you warrant and represent that (a) you are the copyright owner of such Images, or that the copyright owner of such Images has granted you permission to use such Images or any content and/or images contained in such Images consistent with the manner and purpose of your use and as otherwise permitted by these Terms and Conditions and the Services, (b) you have the rights necessary to grant the licenses and sublicenses described in these Terms and Conditions, and (c) that each person depicted in such Images, if any, has provided consent to the use of the Images as set forth in these Terms and Conditions, including, by way of example, and not as a limitation, the distribution, public display and reproduction of such Images.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES.
The links on this site will let you leave the BLOK website. The linked sites are not under the control of BLOK and can therefore not be held responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. BLOK is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site. BLOK is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by BLOK of the site.
BLOK cannot be held responsible for any files uploaded from 3rd party sites that may contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer or property of another.
May 2015 BLOK, 10 Aspin Gardens Knaresborough, HG5 8HW