FOOD AND DRINK

MEMBERSHIP TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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Definition of Terms

WF&D means Worcestershire Food and Drink Association

The Member means a business or individual that has paid the Worcestershire Food and Drink membership subscription for that year or period.

These terms and conditions are to be read in conjunction with relevant Membership literature and our application form and all these documents represent the agreement between the parties.

The laws of England will apply to the subject matter of these terms and conditions and the English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any dispute arising out of or in connection with these terms.

By joining  WF&D you are agreeing that your business values closely relate to the values of WF&D and its Members.

As a Member you acknowledge that you will be bound by the rules and regulations relating to Members as prescribed by WF&D.

As a Member you undertake to pay the annual subscription that WF&D have agreed to charge Members in that year.

Your subscription will automatically renew unless cancelled.

Should the Member decide to cancel their subscription notice must be given in writing to WF&D not less than one month before the subscription renewal date.  If notice is received after the renewal date, membership will be charged on a pro-rata basis for the months that have passed since the date of renewal.

A Member must immediately inform WF&D in writing of any changes to their  address(s) or contact details.  WF&D will not be held responsible for any non-receipt of communications from WF&D, including but not limited to, any renewal reminders.

Members are expected to promote the aims and objectives of WF&D and shall not do anything that prejudices or in any way denigrates the interests of WF&D.  WF&D reserve the right to terminate a Membership at any time for unacceptable conduct.

Membership implies a commitment to the development of quality food and drink related businesses in the county of Worcestershire. Each Member will do his/her utmost to maintain and improve the standard of any of the businesses it is working with.

The Member guarantees that they have ownership of any elements of text, graphics, designs, photographs, trademarks or other artwork provided to WF&D  for inclusion on our website or other  design; or that the Member has permission to use such material from the rightful owner and will hold harmless, protect, indemnify and defend WF&D and its contractors from any liability (including solicitors fees and court costs) for any claim or suit, threatened or actual, arising from the use of any element provided by the Member.  Evidence of ownership or permissions may be requested by WF&D.

Members are expected at all times to comply fully with their obligations under any Act of Parliament, Order, Regulations or relevant Code of Practice.

In entering into Membership of WF&D, it is hereby acknowledged by the Member that WF&D,  its members and staff shall not be made party to any contractual arrangements between the Member and any third party whether expressly or by implication.

In granting Membership to any individual or business, WF&D does not act in any way as an agent for the Member.  Any sales promotion, advertising and sale of goods is, and shall remain, the sole responsibility of the Member. WF&D reserves the right to require any Member to alter, remove or cease from, any sales promotion and sale of goods associated with WF&D that contravenes any Act of Parliament, Order, Regulation or Code of Practice, that brings or is likely to bring WF&D into disrepute.

DATA PROTECTION

WF&D takes great care in dealing and processing your data in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation in force from 25 May 2018 and any other relevant legislation. In entering into Membership of WF&D it is hereby acknowledged by the Member that WF&D will circulate and promote the contact details of its members. Edited copies of the membership database are available as a membership benefit.

WF&D and its Members are not permitted to circulate the membership database to any third party without the express consent of the Member and WF&D. There is an opportunity for Members to opt out of this benefit on the membership application form.

Should WF&D be in breach of its responsibilities and obligations to its Membership, the liability is limited to the annual membership fee.

From time to time WF&D  attracts public funding for its work.  Where a Member benefits from such an activity, it is a condition of their involvement that the Member provides feedback when requested by WF&D.

The WF&D logo is trademarked and can only be used in accordance with the terms and conditions of Membership, that is for the purpose of promoting the Member and WF&D.  The licence to use the WF&D logo will be terminated immediately if Membership is terminated by either party.

WF&D reserves the right to alter and amend the terms and conditions from time to time as necessary.

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