Membership Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions form the basis of the legal relationship between a Member and Hornsby & District Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc. (The Chamber). By proceeding with the registration/joining process, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions
Membership of The Chamber is open to individuals who are in business on their own account; companies, corporations, firms and other organisations engaged or interested in commerce, industry, trade and ancillary services; members of professions who have an interest in commerce, industry, trade and ancillary services; voluntary, social and public sector agencies, organisations or bodies who have an interest in commerce, industry, trade and ancillary services.
You agree to pay an annual subscription fee.
At the end of your initial membership term, you have the option to renew your membership by paying a further subscription.
A Member may terminate his/its membership by giving notice in writing at least one month before the day when his/its next subscription is due.
The Chamber will be entitled to cancel your membership if any outstanding fees, including but not limited to the subscription fee, remain unpaid for a period of three months after the date that payment is due; you have behaved in an inappropriate manner towards other members, towards The Chamber or members of the general public; we are made aware of poor conduct, harassment, bullying or intimidation by the Member towards their clients, The Chamber or other members of the general public; you bring The Chamber or its reputation and good standing into disrepute through your actions; you breached these terms and conditions.
Where the Chamber exercises its right to cancel the membership under these circumstances, no refund of any subscription fee already paid or registration fees for upcoming events will be paid.
Groups of companies
Where a company that forms part of a group of companies successfully applies for membership, this does not entitle the parent company or any other subsidiary of the parent company to become a Member. Each company in the group shall be required to apply separately for membership or the parent shall take out a collective membership that embraces all parts of the group. The number of staff employed by the entire group (based in or spending part of their time working in Dundee and Angus) will be used to determine the subscription.
Each provision contained in these terms and conditions shall be severable from any other provisions, and if any part of any provision shall be found to be invalid, illegal or void for any reason, this will not affect any other part of such provision or any other provision contained in these terms and conditions, which shall continue to have full force and effect.
These terms and conditions supersede all prior agreements, negotiations, representations and proposals, whether written or oral, concerning the subject matter of the terms and conditions of your membership of The Chamber.
Other Prevailing Conditions
You also agree to be bound by the by-laws of The Chamber as are in force from time to time.
These terms and conditions shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Australia and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Australian Courts.
No rights are conferred on any person who is not a party to these terms and conditions.
You shall not assign any of your rights or obligations under these terms and conditions without our prior written consent. We shall have the right to assign or otherwise delegate all or any of our rights or obligations under these terms and conditions upon notification to you.
The Chamber gives you no warranty or assurance about any recommendations or referrals we make in respect of third parties and the services they supply. You should always satisfy yourself as to the status of any such third parties and the suitability of the services they supply. All implied warranties and conditions are excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law.
The Chamber only provides you with such recommendations and referrals on the basis that all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms are excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law (including, without limitation, the conditions implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and the use of reasonable care and skill which, but for this legal notice, might have effect in relation to any referral or recommendation).
All events must be booked and, where a fee is payable, it must be paid in advance of the event. Failure to comply could result in your place at the event being withdrawn.
Failing to attend an event does not entitle you to a refund unless you have informed us of cancellation in writing within the timescale set out in the event booking form. Any other refunds are entirely at the discretion of The Chamber.
Errors and omissions
Every care is taken to ensure that all information in The Chamber’s publications, including the website and e-newsletter, is correct. However, there may still be errors and we apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. If you find an error or omission, please let us know, and we will verify it and correct it as soon as possible.
Use of Chamber Logo Terms & Conditions
Members of The Chamber are entitled to use The Chamber logo. These guidelines must be followed as a condition of its use. They are simply intended to maintain a consistent look for The Chamber logo and to prevent its misuse.
- The logo may be used on any office stationery, marketing materials, tender documentation, vehicles and plant.
- The logo may be used in monochrome or colour.
- At no time must the use and/or context of the logo bring The Chamber into disrepute. The Chamber will be entitled to instruct a registered firm or client to remove the logo if, at its absolute discretion, it considers that continued use is prejudicial to the good name and reputation of The Chamber’s service.
- At no time must the use and/or context of the logo be used to imply that The Chamber is endorsing a member product or service.
- Members may only use the logo for as long as they are registered with The Chamber. In the event that they are removed from the register, for any reason, Members must immediately desist from use of the logo.
- The Chamber is not liable for any costs that may arise from the requirement for a firm or clients to cease using the logo.