Membership Terms of Service

 The Purpose of these Terms

Some Definitions for this Code

Member – means a member of Tech South West, and such member might be an individual, a member of a partnership firm, or a body corporate that are each and all listed in the Directory of Members of  Tech South West.

Tech South West – means Tech South West Ltd, and may, from time to time, consist of a Chair, a Board, a Steering Group, Executive Officers and Members.

Terms – means the Terms of Service presently in force, and which may change from time to time, and at the sole discretion of Tech South West.

Member’s Obligations

The Member shall always act in the best interests of Tech South West.

The name, reputation and goodwill of Tech South West are all vitally important to Tech South West and the Member shall not do anything, nor shall it fail to do something, that will have, or is likely to have, a negative effect on such name, reputation or goodwill.

Likewise, Tech South West has numerous intellectual property rights and other proprietary rights that are all of vital importance to it, and the Member shall not do anything, nor shall it fail to do something, that will have, or is likely to have, a negative effect on such intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights.

A Member must pay its subscriptions, and any other payments, to Tech South West on or before the due date.

A Member may terminate membership by giving notice in writing at least three months before the day when his subscription shall next be due, in the case of annual membership, or 1 week in the case of monthly membership. If no such notice is received the Member shall be liable for the subscription for the ensuing year, which shall be a debt due to and legally recoverable by Tech South West.

Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Death

If a Member is adjudged insolvent or bankrupt, or enters receivership or administrative receivership, or makes a composition or arrangement with its creditors under the provisions of any statute or rule of law, then Tech South West may, at its own option, terminate the membership of that Member, and such termination may be with immediate effect.

An individual Member shall cease to be a Member on his/her death or if he/she becomes mentally infirm.

Criminal Offences

If a Member is charged with a criminal offence then Tech South West may, at its own option, suspend the membership of that Member, and such suspension may be with immediate effect.

If a Member is convicted of a criminal offence then Tech South West may, at its own option, terminate the membership of that Member, and such termination may be with immediate effect.

Possible Sanctions

Failure by the Member to comply with any element of these Terms will provide sufficient grounds for Tech South West to terminate the membership of that Member.

For the avoidance of doubt, any Member that is overdue on its subscription, or any other payment to Tech South West, may, at Tech South West’s discretion, have its membership suspended (until full payment has been made) or terminated. In both instances the Member remains liable to Tech South West for the arrears.

Effect of Suspension and Termination

A Member that has had its membership suspended is not entitled to any refund of its subscription to Tech South West for the period of the suspension.

A Member that has had its membership terminated is not entitled to any refund of its subscription to Tech South West.

Any sanction or remedial action at the disposal of Tech South West under this Code is an additional right to any alternative sanction, remedial action, legal action, or other action that Tech South West may take in respect of that Member.

Any person or organisation shall, on ceasing to be a Member, forfeit all rights to utilise, without limitation, the name, insignia, logo, goodwill, products or services of Tech South West in connection with its business, personal or social activities.

Changes to the Terms

These Terms may be changed from time to time by Tech South West. Tech South West will provide each Member with reasonable notice that the Code has changed, together with details of where the Member can view such changes.