Terms & Conditions

The Rugby League Business Network (hereafter RLBN or the Network) is a professional network that brings people together through shared interest in rugby league.

These terms and conditions are effective from June 9 2014 and may be updated at any time.

These terms and conditions override any contrary terms or conditions published by us in relation to the website or any membership subscription.

Membership

General Membership of RLBN does not come at a financial cost; the benefit of membership comes from being part of a network of like-minded professional people and utilising the opportunities afforded to the membership, created by RLBN.

The Membership Contract

When you complete your membership form online, you are making an offer to join the network as a member and are automatically agreeing to these terms and conditions, and you are providing us with the appropriate consent to handle your personal information in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

Those joining RLBN are expected to provide accurate information as requested.  RLBN is not responsible for the creation of any personal data.

There is no provision for written or verbal signup to the network.

Application, Renewal & Removal of Membership

All members must join online and will receive a confirmation email once all required data have been supplied.  A contract is formed at the point we send the email confirmation of membership.

General membership of the network is an on-going agreement and does not require any form or regular renewal; members are responsible for managing their membership and may leave at any time via the system online.

All network members agree to these terms and conditions on joining.  Failure to adhere to these terms and conditions, formal complaints, or any action which could bring into disrepute the standing of the network, the game, or other members may result in a review of membership, suspension of membership or immediate removal of membership.  This includes providing any false or misleading information when completing the membership form.

External Providers

Any external providers of a benefit offered to, or included within, the membership will have absolute discretion in relation to the provision of services, and membership of RLBN does not guarantee that the external provider will accept an application from a member for the provision of services.

Services supplied from an external provider will be subject to the provider’s own terms and conditions, and RLBN does not accept any liability for loss or damage suffered as a result of a fault, error or omission in the provision of these services.

We reserve the right to change our external providers without prior notice and our decision on services provided is final.

Data Protection and use of Personal Data

RLBN is the Data Controller and Data Processor of any personal data you supply.  The personal data you supply will be used to process your membership subscription.  As a member of RLBN your data will be used for communication, marketing, statistical and analytical purposes and to administer your membership.

You will receive membership communications and we will let you know about promotions from select third parties.

We do not pass data to any third party.

If you wish to obtain a copy of your personal data held by us, then please email us at the address below.  Please note that you will be charged a fee of £20 for this service.  You will be asked to provide proof of your identity and for information that might help to locate the data you are seeking.

If you believe that any of the information we hold concerning you is incorrect or out of date, please visit the website to update your details.

Data protection via the website

We will make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate.  However, we cannot guarantee this and accept no liability for any information given via this website.

Even if data encryption is used, the security of information transmitted via the internet cannot be guaranteed.  Any losses incurred or sustained by users who transmit information by electronic means shall be borne solely and exclusively by such user and in no event shall any such losses in whole or in part be borne by us.

We neither take, nor hold, any financial transaction data.

Prize Draws and Competition Rules

All prize draws and competitions which are associated with our offers are subject to separate terms and conditions, as written at the time of the prize draw, competition or offer.

RLBN Brand

Use of the RLBN logo by members, partners or anyone individual or organisation is not permitted unless express permission has been granted by RLBN in writing.

Purchasing Information

PayPal

All purchases through the RLBN website are handled by PayPal.  A PayPal account is not required to make a purchase.

Value Added Tax

All prices displayed on the website include Value Added Tax unless otherwise stated.

Credit Card Payment

If you are not using your own credit/debit card to pay for the membership subscription, you must ask the permission of the credit/debit card holder before entering the payment details.

When a purchase is made, you are confirming that you have obtained the express prior permission of the credit/debit card holder.

Legal

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions are governed by English law.  You hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts notwithstanding the jurisdiction where you are based.

If any court or competent authority decides that any of the provisions of these Terms are invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, the term will, to that extent only, be severed from the remaining terms, which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Third parties

A person who is not party to these Terms shall not have any rights under or in connection with them under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

Liability

Our liability to you will not extend to any membership related benefits, goods or services provided by an external provider.  We specifically exclude liability for any loss or damage suffered by you as a result of your involvement in whatever manner with an external provider.

Our liability to you in the event of tickets being lost in dispatch shall, at our discretion, be limited to replacement of the missing tickets.

These Terms and Conditions do not and shall not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.

Variation

These terms and conditions may change at any time.  The most recent published edition of these terms and conditions will be binding upon all members.

Members may exit the contract if they do not accept any proposed variation by ending their membership of the network.

Events

One major component of the network is events, to which members will be invited.  For current event costs and dates, please refer to the website, www.rugbyleaguebusiness.net.

Before booking onto the event, please ensure you have read the event programme and content to ensure the event will meet your needs. If an event registration/booking form is completed by an individual other than the named member but in said member’s name, it is the responsibility of the member to ensure the purchase may proceed and the person placing the booking has permission to do so.

Upon receipt of your registration/booking form and subsequent payment your place(s) will be confirmed via email.  An additional email will be sent via PayPal to confirm receipt of payment.

RLBN’s acceptance of your booking brings into existence a legally binding contract between us on these terms and conditions. Any term sought to be imposed by you in any purchase order or correspondence will not form part of the contract.

Invoicing and payment

Any event fees (including any card processing and/or booking fees applicable) that may be payable upon booking will be clearly marked.

We do not accept any form of booking made via purchase order.

Invoices/receipts will be issued electronically from the booking website on completion of the booking.

Payment must be made in pounds Sterling by credit or debit card through the RLBN website.

Event attendance

Attendees will receive joining instructions via email to the email address provided on the booking form.

It is the responsibility of the individual completing the event registration/booking form to ensure joining instructions and tickets are received by any attendees; RLBN will not be held responsible of any tickets not disseminated to members’ guests. Instructions will be sent via email to the email address provided on the booking form.

If the joining instructions are not received, it is the responsibility of the individual who completed the event registration/booking form to contact RLBN to arrange for them to be reissued.  An administration fee of £10 will be charged if the error relates to incorrect information provided.

Failure to attend an event at which a free or concessionary rate place was given may, at RLBN’s sole discretion, result in the delegate becoming ineligible for such places at future event(s).

RLBN will send all correspondence primarily via email to the email provided on the booking form. If alternative details are received via a member’s profile after the booking form has been submitted, they will supersede the original details and all future correspondence will be sent to the new address.

Guests

Members may bring guests to certain events, on a case-by-case basis.  This option will be clearly marked.

Event Provisions

Organising and financing accommodation and travel are the responsibility of the delegate.

Where food and refreshments are to be provided, this will be stated on the event details and the cost included in the price quoted. Any special dietary requirements need to be notified in writing to RLBN in advance of the event via the booking form.

Cancellations and Amendments

Cancellations can be made via a member’s profile on the RLBN website and will be effective immediately once completed.

The appropriate cancellation charge will apply based on the cost of your booking (excluding any card processing fees and/or booking fees previously applied), as shown below:

Calendar days’ notice before the start date of the event

Refund applicable

10 working days or more 75% refund of basic attendance fee
Between 6 and 9 working days inclusive 50% refund of basic attendance fee
Between 3 and five working days inclusive 25% refund of basic attendance fee
Less than two working days (48 hours) No refund will be given

 

It may be necessary, for reasons beyond the control of RLBN, to change the content and timing of the programme, the date, the venue or the speaker(s).  RLBN will endeavour to inform all attendees as early as possible.

Should an event be cancelled, all event fees paid will be reimbursed in full. RLBN shall not accept liability for any consequential loss and shall have no liability to reimburse any other costs that may have been incurred, including transport costs, accommodation etc.

For group bookings only, in the event of a delegate named on the booking form being unable to attend, we will accept substitution of another delegate on the condition that written notification of the substitution has been received by us prior to the event date.

In the event of there being insufficient numbers booked onto an event, RLBN reserves the right to cancel or postpone the event.

Force Majeure

Neither party shall be liable to the other for any delay or non-performance of its obligations by reason of matters beyond its control including, but not limited to, any act of terrorism, war, riot, civil commotion, compliance with any law or government order, fire, flood or storm, strikes, or any other industrial dispute, delay in transit, power failure, postal delay, or any event that cannot be reasonably be planned for or avoided.

Entire Agreement

These terms and conditions, together with the current RLBN website prices, event details and RLBN contact details, set out the whole of our agreement relating to the event. These terms and conditions cannot be varied except in writing signed by a Director of RLBN. In particular, no terms and conditions incorporated within your purchase order and nothing said by any person on behalf of RLBN should be understood as a variation of these terms and conditions or as an authorised representation about the nature or quality of any goods offered for sale by RLBN. RLBN shall have no liability for any such representation being untrue or misleading.