Membership Agreement

Advice For the Voluntary Sector CIC - Membership Agreement

These terms and conditions and any schedules (as may be varied from time to time) shall constitute your membership agreement ("Membership Agreement") with Advice for the Voluntary Sector CIC. By registering as a member you are agreeing to accept the terms of this Membership Agreement. We strongly recommend that you print out and save a copy of your Membership Agreement and contact us in case of any issues. We will keep a record of your acceptance of this Membership Agreement.

1. General Terms

1.1. Definitions

• "Annual Membership Fee" shall be the fee you are required to pay once a year which entitles you to continue as a Member of AFVS

• "AFVS" (or "us, we our") means Advice for the Voluntary Sector CIC, a community interest company registered in England and Wales under company number 07939754 and whose registered address is at 38 Sherwood Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, England PO22 9DR

• "Commencement Date" means the date you join AFVS

• "Subscription Fee" means the subscription fee that you must pay in order to become a Member. The Subscription Fee is per organisation

• "Fees" means the Subscription Fee and Renewal Fee

• "Membership" or "Member" (or "you" "your") means your membership of AFVS

• "Help" or "General Advice" or "Information" means informal, non-official or sanctioned

• "Associates" means third party services (consultants or businesses) which assist in providing services to our Members

• "Renewal" means the annual renewal of your Membership

• "Renewal Fee" means the fee you must pay annually on Renewal to keep your Membership active

• "Website" means

2. Membership

2.1. Your Membership will start on the Commencement Date.

2.2. You shall pay the Subscription Fee at the time of joining at the rate specified by AFVS. The Subscription Fee is per organisation; if an individual outside your organisation wishes access AFVS member services, they will require a separate membership.

2.3. The Subscription fee will be payable if you have terminated your Membership and wish to re-join.

2.4. AFVS reserves the right to amend its Fees at any time.

2.5. You are entitled to a 30 day cooling off period starting from your Commencement Date. If you no longer wish to be a Member within this 30 day period, please email us and we will refund your Membership Fee.

2.6. AFVS reserves the right to reject any application for Membership at its sole discretion.

2.7. Members must be over 18 years of age, unless agreed in advance with AFVS.

2.8. The use by us and our Associates of your personal data shall be in accordance with our privacy policy.

2.9. Online payment for fees is taken by our third party payment processor (PayPal). On making a payment you will leave the Website and enter the third party's payment website. Payment is then taken by credit or debit card via a secure connection. AFVS does not have access to your payment card details. Once you leave our Website you are subject to the terms and conditions of our third party payment processor. We are not liable for any damage caused in relation to using our third party payment processor.

2.10. Membership entitles you to access to the members section of our Website. Your use of our Website is governed by our Website Terms of Use. In posting any content onto our Website, you agree to these Terms of Use.

2.11. Membership entitles a member to a total of sixty minutes free Help and General Advice, during their Membership Subscription.

2.12. Help and General Advice exceeding the free sixty minutes may be deemed chargeable. Any chargeable undertaking will always be agreed with the member prior to commencement.

2.13. Chargeable activities undertaken by our Associates are deemed third party services, and subject to the terms and conditions of the third party. We are not liable for any damage caused in relation to using our third party services.

2.14. Help and General Advice includes' but is not limited to: verbal discussion, research and reviewing issues, email and other forms of correspondence.

3. Term and Termination

3.1. Your Membership Agreement shall commence on the Commencement Date and shall continue until terminated in accordance with these terms.

3.2. We may terminate your Membership in the following circumstances:

3.2.1. You breach the terms of this Membership Agreement

3.2.2. You provide us with false details

3.2.3. Fraudulent behaviour

3.2.4. Non-payment of Fees

3.3. Membership of AFVS is rolling annually. This means that:

3.3.1. We will inform you by email that your Membership Renewal is upcoming and remind you that we need to receive your Renewal Fee.

3.3.2. If you do not pay us a Renewal Fee we will assume you no longer want require our services and will cancel your Membership.

4. Amendments to the Membership Agreement

4.1. We may vary the terms of this Membership Agreement from time to time.

4.2. Such amendments will be notified to you by email or we will send you a revised Membership Agreement on Renewal.

4.3. If you carry on using our services after the variation commences or you renew your Membership after receiving the revised Membership Agreement, you will be deemed to have accepted the variation.

5. Liability

5.1. No Help, General Advise or Information provided by us or our Associates shall create any warranty or legal obligation and we make no warranty that our services shall meet your requirements or be fit for purpose.

5.2. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we and our Associates shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental or special loss, data, goodwill, whether such damage could have been foreseen or whether we were advised of the possibility of such damage or loss. We will not be liable for such losses or damage in connection with our services whether arising in contract, tort or otherwise.

5.3. Notwithstanding section 5.2 above, in the event that you suffer damage as a result of our failure to fulfil our obligations to you under this Membership Agreement or as a result of our negligent act or omission, our liability to compensate you is limited to the lesser of (i) the amount of Fees we have received from you in one year; or (ii) a reasonable sum having regard to whether the damage was caused by our negligent act or omission.

5.4. Neither us nor our Associates will be liable to you for:

5.4.1. Any loss or damage caused by your own fault

5.4.2. Any loss or damage caused by a third party unconnected with us or our Associates.

5.5. Neither us nor our Associates shall be liable to you for any loss or damage caused by events outside our reasonable control (i.e. acts of terrorism, riots, floods, freak weather, snow, fire etc.)

5.6. AFVS shall not be liable to you for any loss or damage caused by contractual agreements formed with Associates outside sections 2.11 and 2.12 under this Membership Agreement

6. Miscellaneous

6.1. No rights shall be conferred by this Membership Agreement on any third parties (other than Associates) and the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 shall not apply.

6.2. You agree to indemnify us against all liabilities, claims and expenses arising from any breach of this Membership Agreement by you.

6.3. Your Membership is not assignable to any third party. We may assign our obligations under this Membership Agreement to a third party on written notice to you.

6.4. This Membership Agreement supersedes all prior agreements between you and us and constitutes the entire agreement governing your Membership.

6.5. This Membership Agreement shall be governed by English law and any disputes shall be referred to the courts of England and Wales.

6.6. In the event of any issues with your Membership, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Registered in England No: 07939754
Registered Address: 38 Sherwood Road, Bognor Regis,
West Sussex, England PO22 9DR

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