ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS & CONDITIONS
Membership of The People Director Partnership is conditional on the acceptance of these terms and conditions. The use of The People Director Partnership website is also subject to the following terms and conditions – by using our website, you agree to our terms and conditions.
The People Director Partnership reserves the right to update the Terms and Conditions at any time, but we’ll always let you know about such changes – usually via our website.
As the network evolves, we’ll gain a better understanding of how members will benefit most from their membership. These terms and conditions will ensure we deliver a professional service to our members and attract members who are as committed to creating a supportive and professional community of members as we are.
APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
Any HR Director, VP HR, People Director or Head of HR (or comparative title – someone heading up the HR function, or part of the HR function) can apply to The People Director Partnership for membership.
The People Director Partnership is for HR Directors only. Although we reserve the right to make exceptions to this according to our judgement, exceptions will only be those we perceive can add obvious value to our membership, such as authors, thought leaders or academics in the field.
We will not invite anyone who intends to sell products and services to our members, nor will we allow any members to do so – we will cancel the membership, without refund, of any members who attempt this. For the avoidance of doubt this does not preclude members discussing the relevant merits of products and services which are relevant to HR directors.
The People Director Partnership reserves the right to deny, or cancel the membership of any member acting in a manner not conducive to the aims of The People Director Partnership – without refund. Activities that can lead to membership cancellation include inappropriate and unprofessional behavior or posting of inappropriate content online.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Members pay an annual subscription fee in return for benefits. These benefits include access to our events; access to our website; and access to our regular ‘Key Question’ call.
Membership fees are on our membership application website page and are subject to alteration without prior notification. All membership fees are payable in full with the application. If we can’t accept a membership application, the membership fee will be refunded within seven working days. Otherwise, all membership fees are non-refundable.
The membership period is one year from the date of acceptance of membership unless otherwise stated.
Six weeks before your membership renewal is due, we’ll let you know we’re going to take the next year’s subscription from you (if you’re paying by DD, Standing Order etc) or that we’re going to invoice you for another year’s membership.
We’ll need your membership fee by your renewal date for your membership to continue – or a month’s notice in writing please, if you’d like to cancel.
Our events are strictly for members only (plus of course the speakers we’ve invited – it wouldn’t be quite the same without them). We reserve the right to change speakers at late notice due to unforeseen circumstances – or to cancel an event at last minute’s notice, in which case we will replace that event as soon as we’re able to do so. We reserve the right not to admit to an event a member who does not notify us that they are coming; or to require a member to leave an event. In the event that you may require disability access we request that you kindly inform us up to 24 hours ahead of an event, so that we can arrange for the same if not already provided by the venue.
YOUR PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION
All personal data is only used by The People Director Partnership for its own business purposes – for instance, notifying you of events, drawing your attention to new content on our website and connecting you with other network members who can help you in your role. We act in accordance with UK data protection law and will never pass on your details to third parties without your permission.
We may occasionally let you know about other events we’re running but only if they’re relevant, and never to the point that you want to scream.
ACCURACY OF INFORMATION
Every care has been taken to ensure that all information on our website and in our materials is correct and true at the time of entry – but we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of any information.
PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE LIMITATION
Unless otherwise specified, the services provided on our website, in our materials and at our events are for your personal and non-commercial use only. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, licence, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information or services obtained from our services.
Please respect our intellectual property rights, and those of others, when using the information gained from our site.
MEMBERSHIP DETAILS, PASSWORD AND SECURITY
Please complete the membership registration process by providing us with complete and accurate information on our registration form. Please choose a password and a user name if required to do so – please note you’re entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account, and for any and all activities that occur under your account.
You agree to notify The People Director Partnership immediately of any unauthorised use of your account or any other breach of security. The People Director Partnership will not be liable for any disruption that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password either with or without your knowledge. You may not use anyone else’s membership details at any time without the permission of the member.
NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE
As a condition of your use of our services, you will not use them for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms and conditions – or in a manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any server, or the network(s) connected to any People Director Partnership server, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of any Services.
You may not attempt to gain unauthorised access to any services, membership details, computer systems or networks connected to The People Director Partnership server or to any of the services, through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the services.
You may not publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information on this site – or any surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise).
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
Any links on The People Director Partnership website to third party websites are not of course under our control so we can’t be held responsible for their contents, or any files from them that may contain software or programs that may damage your computer.
The People Director Partnership is providing these links to you to support you in your roles, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by The People Director Partnership of that site.
In this clause ‘Force Majeure’ means an event or sequence of events beyond our reasonable control preventing or delaying us from performing our obligations under this Agreement.
We shall not be liable if delayed in or prevented from performing our obligations under this Agreement due to Force Majeure. In the event of Force Majeure we shall use reasonable endeavours to minimise the effects of that event.
The People Director Partnership will always listen to any complaints or grievances in relation to any of our events and services, and will do its best to resolve these in a reasonable manner wherever possible.
Save in respect of any claim for personal injury or death our total liability in respect of any claim is limited to the amount of an annual membership.
HEALTH AND SAFETY LAWS
In this clause ‘Health and Safety Laws’ means the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, and all other applicable UK legislation, statutory instruments and regulations in relation to health and safety.
Each party to this contract shall comply with applicable Health and Safety
Laws and each shall use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that anyone involved with this agreement so comply.
Without limitation to the above each party shall, when reasonably requested by the other party, inform the other party of the steps taken by it to comply with Health and Safety Laws.
Each party shall immediately notify the other as soon as it becomes aware of a breach or possible breach of any of the requirements in the foregoing subclauses including but not limited to where there has been a health and safety incident or an incident is threatened.
OUR EVER-IMPROVING NETWORK
We reserve the right to continually add value to your membership experience, build better and better connections for you, and in partnership with you and the entire People Director Partnership network, strive to improve HR, organisations and the experience of work as much as possible, for as long as we meet, work and think together.
We ask for your contributions, generosity in sharing ideas, and attendance at our events as much as possible to help us develop an ever-improving network in service of these aims.
OWNERSHIP OF THE NETWORK
The People Director Partnership is owned entirely by Archipelago Connections Ltd. Registered at Companies House in England and Wales. Company No: 09650150. Proprietor: Richard Goff. Registered Address: 52 Copthorne Road, Felbridge, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 2NS.