Terms and conditions of membership

CITY HIVE WOMEN’S NETWORK LIMITED

  1. Application of terms and conditions
    1. These terms and conditions apply to all memberships between all persons and/or entities displayed on the website www.cityhive.co.uk (“site”) as operated by City Hive Women’s Network Limited of 71-75 Shelton Street, London WC2H 9JQ (“we” or “us”).
    2. By registering to be a member of our site, you agree to the following terms and conditions and that these prevail over any other terms, trade custom, practice or course of dealing.
    3. The agreement between us and you, the person or entity applying for membership (“you”) and which is subject to these terms and conditions (“Contract”), shall come into effect on the date that you apply for membership and shall continue until terminated in accordance with these terms and conditions.
    4. These terms and conditions should be read in conjunction with our Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (both of which can be found on our site).
  2. Membership fees and payment
    1. The fees for each type of membership are as set out on our site.
    2. The fees for additional services such as advertising and the fees for events and/or meet ups are not included in the membership fees and shall be as notified to you at the time.
    3. The membership fees are payable annually in advance and are payable on a recurring annual basis without further notice to you until we receive notice of your wish to terminate your membership in accordance with clause 3.8 below.
    4. If you have joined the membership as part of a free trial period, your first payment for membership shall be due on the date of expiry of the free trial, unless you have cancelled your membership at least 7 days before the expiry. We shall take this payment automatically and without any notice to you.
    5. All fees are exclusive of Value Added Tax (where applicable) unless expressly stated otherwise.
    6. If you fail to pay any amount payable under this agreement, we may charge you interest on the overdue amount. You shall pay the interest immediately on demand, from the due date up to the date of actual payment, after as well as before judgment, at the rate of 4% per annum above the base rate for the time being of HSBC Bank Plc. Such interest shall accrue on a daily basis and be compounded quarterly.
    7. We may vary the above membership fees from time to time but will provide you with at least 7 days’ notice of any such variation.
    8. You have the right to terminate your membership at any time by emailing hq@cityhive.co.uk and inserting “CANCEL MEMBERSHIP” in the title of the email. You must include your full name and your reason for leaving. We will aim to remove your profile from our site within 7 days of our receipt of your email.
    9. If are contracting as a consumer (and not a business) you may cancel your membership within 14 days of the commencement of the Contract and we will provide you with a full refund of any sums paid by you.
    10. If we have provided you with a discount to our usual membership fees, such discount shall last for the period that we have agreed with you. If you cancel your membership and re-join, you will not be entitled to such discount.
  3. Warranties
    1. You warrant that where you are an individual you are at least 18 years of age and where you are a company or other similar entity, that you are a bona fide legal entity duly formed in accordance with all applicable law and regulations and have full capacity and authority to enter into this agreement.
    2. You warrant that all information that you have provided us with or have submitted to our site is true and accurate and not misleading in any way.
    3. You warrant that you have not been convicted of any criminal offence (other than an offence under any road traffic legislation in the United Kingdom or elsewhere for which a fine or non-custodial penalty is imposed).
    4. You warrant that in using our site and being a member of our site, you will comply at all times with all applicable law and regulations and advertising codes of conduct.
    5. You warrant that any website owned or controlled by you that is listed on our site is free from illegal, defamatory or tortious content.
    6. You warrant and undertake that you will not use our site:
      1. In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
      2. In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
      3. For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
      4. To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards which are set out below.
      5. To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
      6. 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.
    7. You warrant and undertake that you will not:
      1. reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of our Terms of Website Use;
      2. access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
        1. any part of our site;
        2. any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
        3. any software used in the provision of our site; or
        4. any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
      3. You warrant and undertake that any materials or posts or other contributions made by you to our site (“contributions”) will be accurate (where they state facts), be genuinely held (where they state opinions) and comply with applicable law and regulations.
      4. You warrant that any photographs of you that you upload to the site have been taken in the 5-year period prior to you uploading the photograph.
      5. You warrant and undertake that any contributions will not:
        1. contain any material which is defamatory of any person;
        2. contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
        3. promote or contain sexually explicit material;
        4. promote violence;
        5. promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
        6. infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person;
        7. be likely to deceive any person;
        8. be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
        9. promote any illegal activity;
        10. be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
        11. be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
        12. be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;
        13. give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or
        14. advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
  4. Events, Workshops, Programmes and Meet Ups that we (or our agents or contractors) organise (“events”)
    1. We may from time to time invite you to events (whether online or in person) and may make an additional charge for your attendance at these events. Payment for events is made online in advance but we may at our discretion for in person events allow attendees to pay on the door of the venue in cash or otherwise if there are spaces available. The charge will cover venue hire and food and drink costs if we have advertised food and/or drinks as being available at such events.
    2. You may only purchase one ticket per event.
    3. If we accept your offer to purchase a ticket or make a reservation for an event, this will be confirmed by way of a confirmatory email and (where relevant) an electronic ticket (e-ticket) within 48 hours of your purchase. We reserve the right to reject any offer for any reason whatsoever and shall not be obliged to sell tickets to you or accept reservations from you.
    4. E-tickets and confirmations of reservations will be sent to the email address that you provided us with on your Registration Form. No hard copy tickets or other correspondence will be sent to you.
    5. We have the right to cancel your purchase of a ticket or a reservation for an event if we receive a bounce-back of an email sent to the email address that you entered in the Registration Form.
    6. Once you have purchased ticket(s) for an event on our Site, such ticket(s) cannot be exchanged, transferred, refunded or returned unless the event is cancelled, moved to another date or there is a change to the venue or start time of the event (“Refund Event”).
    7. In the case of a Refund Event, we will offer you a ticket for any rescheduled event (subject to availability) up to the face value of the ticket(s) you purchased or a refund of the face value of the ticket(s) you purchased.
    8. We may make changes to the date, time and location of any advertised events for any reason and may cancel an event for any reason and we shall not be liable for any such change or cancellation other than to provide you with a refund in the case of a Refund Event.
    9. We shall make refunds within 30 days of your valid request for a refund by crediting the account used for the ticket purchase.
    10. You must notify us of any change in your email address as soon as possible so that we can notify you by email of any Refund Event or other information relating to the event. However, it is your responsibility to check on our site and take any other reasonably practicable measure to check that the event is proceeding as originally advertised on our site when you purchased your ticket and we accept no liability to you for you failing to do so and the event not proceeding as advertised.
    11. You must produce the e-ticket when requested at the entrance to the venue in order to gain access and may not be allowed entry without such e-ticket. If you are refused entry due to not showing your e-ticket, we will not be liable to pay you any refund of monies paid by you for such event.
    12. We reserve the right to refuse you admission to the venue or to remove you from the venue in reasonable circumstances (including without limitation by reason of you failing a security check or your behaviour being considered to adversely affect other people's enjoyment of the event) in which case you shall not be entitled to any refund.
    13. We reserve the right to confiscate prohibited items (including without limitation bottles, cans, food and drink not purchased at the event, cameras or items that may potentially be used as a weapon).
    14. In accordance with UK legislation, it is an offence to smoke in all enclosed public spaces and you must not do so at any enclosed event. If you do smoke, you will be removed from the event and will not be entitled to any refund.
    15. You must comply with all health and safety rules and other policies of the venue at which the event is held and if you do not, we reserve the right to require you to leave the event immediately without a refund of any amount paid to attend such event. It is your responsibility to check the policy and rules of the venue applicable to an event prior to you attending such event and we accept no liability in relation to your failure to be aware of or comply with any such policy or rules.
    16. You are responsible for your own belongings that you take to an event and neither we nor the venue will be liable for any loss, damage, theft or destruction of any of your belongings.
    17. We may take photographs or videos at any events and may photograph or video you and use such photographs or video for promotional purposes. By attending an event, you agree to being photographed or videoed and consent to us using such photographs or videos for promotional purposes.
    18. You may not photograph or record an event or any part of an event without our prior written consent. Any person photographing or recording an event in breach of this will have any tapes or films destroyed.
    19. Once you leave an event, you may not be re-admitted so it is your responsibility to check with the personnel on the doors of the event that you may be re-admitted before you leave the event.
    20. We do not guarantee that all of the persons who have indicated on our site that they will attend an event will be present.
    21. We disclaim all liability to you in relation to events other than as a result of any personal injury or death caused by our negligence or any liability which cannot be limited or excluded by applicable law.
  5. Events organised by members of our site or third parties unaffiliated with us
    1. We do not supervise events (whether in person or online) organised by members of our site or third parties unaffiliated with us and as such disclaim all liability whatsoever in relation to such events.
    2. We cannot guarantee the true identity, age, sex, nationality or background of any of our members and if you attend an event organised by one of our members you do so at your own risk.
  6. Job boards
    1. We may from time to time allow members and third parties to advertise jobs on our site. In doing so we are in no way acting as an employment agency and hence the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations 2003 (as amended) do not apply. You acknowledge that the Regulations do not apply. In the event that the Regulations are found to apply you specifically agree to waive any civil claim that you may have in relation to the Regulations.
    2. If you decide to apply for a job that is advertised through our site, you do so entirely at your own risk. We have not investigated the advertiser of the job or the position offered and you are entirely responsible for your own investigations of the employer and the position and all other matters related to the advertising of the job.
  7. Mentoring schemes
    1. We may at our discretion invite members to apply for mentoring schemes, subject to strict criteria for application that will be published on our site and may be amended from time to time.
    2. We may also at our discretion award scholarships for certain examinations that will be sponsored by a third party.
    3. We shall have complete discretion as to who we accept onto the mentoring schemes and who we award scholarships to and shall not be obliged to provide reasons for acceptance or non-acceptance of such schemes.
    4. If you are accepted onto the mentoring scheme, you warrant that you shall make every effort to attend each mentoring session and shall arrive promptly, shall treat all other participants courteously and shall keep all confidential information that is discussed or otherwise disclosed during such sessions strictly confidential.
    5. The mentoring sessions shall either take place at a venue in London or online through web conferencing software. If chosen to participate in the mentoring scheme, it will be your responsibility to (i) download the specified software onto your own computer hardware to participate in the online sessions and (ii) arrange and pay for your travel to the in-person events.
    6. We may at our complete discretion on immediate notice to you remove you from a mentoring scheme and in the event that we do so, you shall not attend any further mentoring sessions.
    7. Any payment for mentoring schemes shall be invoiced by us and payable in advance of the start of the mentoring scheme to the bank account specified in the invoice. Should invoices not be paid within 7 days of the date of the invoice, we may suspend you from the mentoring scheme until payment of the outstanding balance is made and if payment is 30 days late or more, we may remove you from the mentoring scheme without any liability to refund you any amount.
    8. You undertake any mentoring, entirely at your own risk. As the mentoring is provided by members or other third parties, we accept no liability whatsoever for such mentoring.
  8. Advertising services
    1. We may from time to time offer you the chance to advertise on our site in which case the following terms and conditions shall apply:
      1. Your advertisement shall go live on our site within 48 hours of us having received full payment of the relevant Invoice in cleared funds and having received all requested materials in relation to such advertisement.
      2. Your advertisement shall be in the size, format and location agreed between us and as set out on the Invoice.
      3. Your advertisement shall be displayed on our site for the period of time as agreed between us and as set out on the Invoice.
      4. We reserve the right to change the format, functionality, style and layout of our site and your advertisement as we see fit.
    2. We may from time to time offer you the chance to advertise in our newsletter in which case the following terms and conditions shall apply:
      1. Your advertisement shall be included in the edition(s) of our newsletter as is agreed between us and set out on the Invoice provided that we have received payment of the amount set out in the Invoice in cleared funds and received the requested materials for such advertisement.
      2. We reserve the right to change the format, style and layout of our newsletter and your advertisement as we see fit.
      3. We make no representations or warranties as to the numbers of recipients of the newsletter.
    3. The following terms and conditions shall apply to all advertising with us:
      1. You warrant that your advertisement complies with all applicable law, regulation and Codes of Conduct (including without limitation the CAP Code) and you shall indemnify us and keep us indemnified for any loss, damage, claims, expenses, penalties, costs (including professional fees) or other liability that we may suffer as a result of you breaching this condition.
      2. When submitting an advertisement to us, you should do so in accordance with the following rules:
        1. you must not use obscene or vulgar language;
        2. your advertisement may not contain content that is unlawful or otherwise objectionable (including that which may be in breach of rules, regulations or legislation specific to the item or service you are advertising). This includes, but is not limited to, content that is abusive, threatening, harassing, defamatory, ageist, sexist or racist;
        3. your advertisement may not contain content that is intended to promote or incite violence;
        4. your advertisement should be honest and fair, should not make any unsubstantiated or unsupportable claims, and should not make dishonest or unreasonable comparisons with other advertisers;
        5. advertisements must be written in the English language. Content in any other language may be removed at our sole discretion;
        6. your advertisement may not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party including, but not limited to, copyright and trade marks;
        7. you must not post links to other websites containing any of the above types of content;
        8. the means by which you identify yourself must not violate these Terms and Conditions or any applicable laws;
        9. you must not impersonate other people or businesses;
        10. you must not submit material that may contain viruses or any other software or instructions that may damage or disrupt other software, computer hardware or communications networks; and
        11. you must not use our system for unauthorised mass-communication such as “spam” or “junk mail”.
      3. We may provide specifications as to the materials to be provided by you. If you do not provide the specified materials in the manner and form specified within the time period stated, we shall not be obliged to display the advertisement on our site or in our newsletter and no refund shall be made in relation to your payment for such advertising.
      4. We may reject in our absolute discretion any materials submitted by you and may require you to provide amended or additional materials.
      5. We do not guarantee or make any representation or warranty as to the outcome (such as response levels to advertisements) of your advertising on our site or in our newsletter.
      6. All advertising content is subject to our approval and we reserve the right to reject or cancel any advertisement that we deem to be unsuitable for any reason.
      7. We do not guarantee any particular positioning of advertisements on our site or in our newsletter.
      8. We accept no liability for any errors in any advertisements (or for errors in any content on our site or in our newsletter).
      9. If you decide to withdraw your advertisement for any reason at any time following your payment of the relevant Invoice, we shall not be obliged to provide you with a refund but may do so at our complete discretion taking all the circumstances into account.
      10. You agree and acknowledge that we retain full editorial control over all advertisements and entries submitted by you to our site or to our newsletter and that we will own all intellectual property rights in relation to such advertisements and entries (other than in relation to your branding and other intellectual property rights that are owned by you prior to you placing the advertisement.
  9. Cancellation, termination and suspension
    1. You may cancel your membership at any time by emailing hq@cityhive.co.uk and inserting “CANCEL MEMBERSHIP” in the title of the email. You must include your full name and your reason for leaving. We will aim to remove your profile from our site within 7 days of our receipt of your email.
    2. We may suspend your profile and access to the site or terminate your membership and the Contract (at our option) with immediate effect in the following circumstances:
      1. you have breached these terms and conditions in any way;
      2. you have breached the terms of our Website Terms of Use in any way;
      3. you are in our opinion transmitting or otherwise connected with any ‘spam’ or any other form of unsolicited bulk email or communication;
      4. your continued membership may in our reasonable opinion adversely affect our goodwill or reputation;
      5. you have breached any of the warranties set out in this agreement;
      6. if you are Business Member, your business has ceased to trade.
      7. We may discontinue the site (and therefore terminate your membership and the Contract) at any time for any reason without notice to you and we shall not be liable in any way for such actions.
  10. Consequences of termination
    1. Upon termination of the Contract, your right to use the membership sections of our site shall immediately cease. We have no obligation to maintain any of your posted content or any content within your membership section or otherwise on the site.
    2. Upon termination of the Contract, we shall remove all advertising submitted to us without any liability to make any refund to you. We have no obligation to maintain any of your advertising content.
    3. Any termination of this agreement shall not affect any rights or liabilities that have accrued to us prior to such termination.
  11. Intellectual Property
    1. We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in all of the material published on it. Such works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
    2. You must not reproduce in any format (including on another website) any part of our site (including content, designs, look and feel) without our prior written consent.
    3. You grant us a perpetual, worldwide, royalty free licence to use all or any of your intellectual property rights in any materials, content or contributions submitted or shown by you on our site.
    4. You shall, at all times during and after the term of this agreement, indemnify us and keep us indemnified against all losses, damages, costs or expenses and other liabilities (including professional fees) incurred by, awarded against or agreed to be paid by us arising from any claim of infringement or alleged infringement (including the defence of such infringement or alleged infringement) of a third party’s intellectual property rights arising out of your use of our site.
    5. We reserve the right to change the format, functionality, style and layout of our site as we see fit.
    6. We reserve the right to migrate all of the date on the site to any other site or platform that we choose without any liability to any member and without providing any advance notice.
  12. Limitation of liability
    1. Notwithstanding any other term herein, we shall not limit or exclude any liability for death or personal injury to any person by our negligence or any liability which cannot be limited or excluded by applicable law.
    2. Subject to paragraph 11.1 above:
      1. we exclude all liability for any loss or damage suffered by you resulting from your use of our site or your membership (including all consequential loss or damage howsoever caused);
      2. in the event that we are found liable to you for any loss or damage, this liability shall be limited to the sum of £100 in total for any amount of claims;
    3. You specifically agree and acknowledge that we are not liable to you for any loss or damage, for offence caused or for any threatening, defamatory, obscene, offensive or illegal content uploaded to our site by a third party or for the infringement of any of your rights (including intellectual property rights) arising from the conduct of a third party.
    4. You agree and acknowledge that we have no liability for our site not being available at any time nor any liability for the deletion, corruption or failure to store any materials or content maintained or transmitted by us through our site.
    5. We shall have no liability for any advice, views, recommendations or ratings given on our site that are provided by third parties.
    6. Where we provide any content on the site that contains advice, views or recommendations, this is done on a generic basis without considering individual circumstances and hence we shall have no liability for any such content.
    7. Our site may contain links to third party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by us of the contents on such third-party sites and we hereby expressly disclaim any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party websites. If you decide to access linked third-party websites, you do so at your own risk.
    8. We may at our discretion amend or remove any content on our site for any reason at any time and shall have no liability whatsoever in relation to such actions.
    9. We have not verified or performed any checks on members or business users that may contact you and we therefore disclaim all liability in relation to the actions of other members, business users and any other third parties in relation to our site. You should of course take all necessary precautions regarding your safety when corresponding with or meeting with other members, business users or other third parties.
    10. We are not obliged to moderate any content on our site and shall not be liable in any way for our failure to do so. We may remove at our complete discretion and without any liability any content added to our site at any time by any person.
  13. Indemnity
    1. You hereby agree to, at all times during and after the term of this agreement, indemnify us and keep us indemnified against all losses, damages, costs or expenses and other liabilities (including professional fees) incurred by, awarded against or agreed to be paid by us arising from your breach of any of these terms and conditions, the Website Terms of Use and/or the Privacy Policy.
  14. Force majeure
    1. We shall not be in breach of this agreement, nor liable for any failure or delay in performance of any obligations under this agreement, arising from or attributable to acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond our reasonable control.
  15. Severance
    1. If any provision of this agreement (or part of any provision) is found by any court or other authority of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions shall remain in force unless, in our reasonable opinion, the purpose of this agreement is frustrated as a result.
  16. Variation
    1. We may vary these terms and conditions at any time. The latest version of these terms and conditions shall be as posted on our site or as emailed to you. Your continued use of our site constitutes your acceptance of any new or updated or amended terms and conditions.
  17. Waiver
    1. No failure or delay by us to exercise any right or remedy provided under this agreement or by law shall constitute a waiver of that (or any other) right or remedy, nor preclude or restrict its further exercise. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall preclude or restrict the further exercise of that (or any other) right or remedy.
  18. Assignment
    1. This agreement is personal to you and you may not, without our prior written consent, assign, transfer, sub-contract, delegate or deal in any other manner with this agreement. We may assign this agreement at our discretion and without providing you with notice.
  19. Entire Agreement
    1. This agreement, the Website Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy (both of which can be found on our site) constitute the entire agreement between us and supersede all prior agreements, communications and proposals.
  20. Third party rights
    1. A person who is not a party to this agreement shall not have any rights under or in connection with it by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
  21. Governing law and jurisdiction
    1. This agreement and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.
    2. The parties irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with this agreement or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).

Privacy policy

This policy (together with our terms of website use http://www.cityhive.co.uk/terms and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which we, City Hive Women’s Network Ltd, Company Number 1019576, 71–75 Shelton Street London, WC2H 9JQ, will process any personal data we collect from you, or which you provide to us, in the course of using our site www.cityhive.co.uk. For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 we are the data controller.

Your Information

When you use our site, there are a number of ways in which you provide information and other data to us. By using the site, you consent to us processing and collecting this data, on the terms and for the reasons which are explained below.

How your information is used

We may use your information to:

  • send you our newsletters from time to time.
  • ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
  • carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
  • allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.

Cookies

We only use analytical cookies on our website which allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it but they do not identify you individually. They help us to improve the way our website works by ensuring that you are easily able to find what you are looking for on our website.

Information about our use of cookies

We only use analytical cookies which enable us to analyse the number of visitors to our website and to see how our website users navigate around our website. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that you can find what you are looking for easily.

Please note that our advertisers and third party web traffic analytic sites may also use cookies, over which we have no control.

You are able to block our cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to block cookies. If you do block our cookies however, you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

By using our website, you consent to our use of cookies as described above

Credits

Website created by Wolfegang Limited

All content on this site is copyright of City Hive unless stated otherwise.

Image acknowledgements:
Madeleine Albright

CREDIT: © Architects of Peace Foundation /
http://www.architectsofpeace.org/architects-of-peace/madeleine-albright?page=2
Oprah Winfrey

CREDIT: Photo: Joe Pugliese/August
Rosie the Riveter

CREDIT: J. Howard Miller
Sheryl Sandberg

CREDIT: Copyright by World Economic Forum swiss-image.ch/Photo by Jolanda Flubacher
Christine Lagarde

CREDIT: Not required, in public domain Jessica Rabbit

CREDIT: Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. Aung Sang Suu Kyi

CREDIT: Not required, in public domain