To use the Website you must accept these Terms and Conditions ('the Terms') which should be read carefully. These Terms represent a binding contract between you and CIBSE. If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms you should exit the Website immediately.
These Terms may be changed by us from time to time without specific notice to you. The latest Terms will be posted on the Website and you should always review these Terms prior to using the Website to ensure that you have a current understanding of the Terms under which you are permitted to access this Website. If you cannot access the Terms via the Internet, we can provide a copy of the most recent Terms by e-mail upon request.
Unless otherwise indicated, this Website and its design, text, content, selection and arrangement of elements, organisation, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to this Website are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary (including, but not limited to, intellectual property) rights and are the property of CIBSE or the material is included with the permission of the rights owner and is protected pursuant to copyright and trademark laws. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
The posting of any such elements on this Website does not constitute a waiver of any right in such elements. You do not acquire ownership rights to any such elements viewed through this Website. Except as otherwise provided herein, none of the these elements may be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, modified, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without our express prior written permission.
Permission is hereby granted to the extent necessary to lawfully access and use this Website and/or information, materials, products and/or services available on it to display, download, archive and print in hard copy, portions of this Website for personal use only, provided you do not modify the materials and that you retain any and all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the materials. This permission terminates automatically if you breach any of these Terms. Upon termination, you must immediately destroy any downloaded, archived or printed materials. You hereby grant to CIBSE a perpetual royalty-free, irrevocable licence to copy, issue copies, communicate to the public, modify adapt, make publicly available and include in a cable programme service (either in whole or in part or in a modified or edited form) any material that you up-load or post to the Website (whether to a discussion forum, directory or otherwise). You acknowledge and agree that such material is not up-loaded or posted subject to any obligation of confidence.Logos and Graphics
The copying and use of the CIBSE logo is not permitted without prior approval of CIBSE. Permission requests should be directed firstname.lastname@example.org. Please explain who you are, the name and objectives of any organisation you represent and the reasons why you wish to use the CIBSE logo.
The CIBSE logo, all product names, all page headers, all custom graphics, all button icons, all trademarks, service marks and logos appearing on this Website, unless otherwise noted, are service marks, trademarks and/or trade dress ('the Marks') of CIBSE. All other trademarks, product names, company names, logos, service marks and/or trade dress mentioned, displayed, cited or otherwise indicated on the Website are the property of their respective owners. You agree not to display or use the Marks in any manner without our prior written permission. You agree not to display or use trademarks, product names, company names, logos, service marks and/or trade dress of other owners without the prior written permission of such owners. The use or misuse of the Marks or other trademarks, product names, company names, logos, service marks and/or trade dress or any other materials contained herein, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited.Data Protection Consent
Posting or transmittal of any unlawful, threatening, libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offence or violation of any law is strictly prohibited.
To the CIBSE website
You do not need to obtain permission to link directly to the Website. However, if you wish to use the CIBSE logo as part of a hyperlink, copyright permission is required.
Persons providing access to this Website via a link from another website are solely responsible for the content, accuracy, opinions expressed, privacy policies, products or services of, or available through, the source website and for any representations made or impressions created concerning CIBSE.
Authorisation by us to link to this Website is given without assumption of any liability by us relating to such links, and we hereby disclaim any such liability. We reserve the right to withdraw any authorisation to link to this Website at any time and for any reason.
Anyone providing access to, or information relating to this Website, whether by link or otherwise, is responsible for bringing these Terms to the attention of the person receiving such access or information. Failure to do so will not result in liability for us.
From the CIBSE website
It is our policy to obtain permission to link to other websites. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages.
We are not responsible for the actions, content, accuracy, opinions expressed, privacy policies, products or services provided through these links or made available through these resources or appearing in such websites, nor for any damages or losses, directly or indirectly, caused or alleged to have been caused as a result of your use or reliance on such web sites.
Such web sites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, completeness or conformance with applicable laws and regulations by us. We do not make any representations whatsoever, or give any warranties of any kind, expressed, implied, or otherwise about other websites which you may access through this Website the content thereof, or the products and/or services made available through such web sites. If you decide to leave our Website and access these other web sites, you do so at your own risk. All rules, policies (including privacy policies) and operating procedures of such websites will apply to you while on such websites.
All messages posted in the discussion forums should be regarded as personal opinions and do not necessarily reflect the views of CIBSE nor can CIBSE verify the accuracy of any information posted in the forums (though inaccurate information will be removed where possible). Any information posted should be checked with independent information sources. CIBSE is not responsible for the interpretation or application of the information contained within the discussion forums.
In consideration for your use of the discussion forums, you agree not to:
The discussion forums should not be used for any commercial purpose, or to advertise goods and services, place job adverts or operate surveys, contests or chain letters, or to promote causes or campaigns.
It is acceptable for course providers and product suppliers to give basic contact details in response to a request for information about specific courses and/ or products.
The discussion forums should not be used to make complaints against individuals and organisations. A dispute situation where you need information should be described in a subjective way and without reference to names. If an inappropriate message is posted, it will be deleted and the moderator or their agent will send you a private email to inform you that your message is inappropriate for the discussion forums and to ask you not to send such messages in future. If you send another such message, your email address will be removed from the subscribers' list. If you are unsure whether or not a message is appropriate, send it to the Moderator at email@example.com
Appropriate messages posted on an inappropriate forum will be forwarded to the relevant discussion forum without the subscriber being notified.
CIBSE makes every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. Visitors or members using the Website do so at their own risk. It is good practice for users to run a regularly updated anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. CIBSE cannot accept any liability for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material downloaded from the Website or any linked website.
CIBSE takes every reasonable effort to ensure that the information published on this Website is accurate. However, CIBSE cannot accept any liability for the accuracy or content. Members and Visitors who rely on this information do so at their own risk.
We make no representations or warranties with respect to this Website or its contents, which are provided for use "as is." We disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including without limitation the implied warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability, quality and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to this Website and any website with which it is linked. We also make no representations or warranties as to whether the information accessible via this Website or any website with which it is linked, is accurate, complete, or current. You accept that our members, honorary officers, directors, employees and other representatives shall have the benefit of this clause.
It is your responsibility to evaluate (or take professional advice on) the accuracy and completeness of all information, statements, opinions and other material on this Website or any website with which it is linked. Your statutory rights as a consumer, if any, are not affected by these provisions, and we do not seek to exclude or limit liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.
All rights reserved. The material on the CIBSE website is subject to the same conditions of copyright as CIBSE publications (which are protected under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997 SI 1997 No 3032). By using this Website, you consent to CIBSE's conditions of copyright. CIBSE copyright protected material may be downloaded free of charge to file or printer without requiring specific permission, as long as the material is reproduced accurately and not used in a derogatory manner or in a misleading context. Any other proposed use of the material would be subject to the approval of CIBSE.
Where this material is being issued to others, the source (including the URL of the page from which the material was obtained) and copyright status must be acknowledged. This permission to reproduce CIBSE copyright protected material does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being the Copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained directly from the copyright holders concerned. Written requests for permission to reproduce CIBSE copyright material should be addressed to:
The Publications Manager
222 Balham High Road
Full requests may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Exclusion of Liability
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws we, on behalf of our employees, agents, suppliers, and contractors exclude liability for any losses and expenses of whatever nature and howsoever arising including, without limitation, any direct, indirect, special, punitive, or consequential damages, loss of use, loss of data, loss caused by a virus, loss of income or profit, loss of or damage to property, claims of third parties, or other losses of any kind or character, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses, arising out of or in connection with the use of this Website or any website with which it is linked. You assume total responsibility for establishing such procedures for data back up and virus checking as you consider necessary.
You are responsible for providing and maintaining all personal computer and communications equipment and Internet access accounts necessary to gain access of this Website.
In consideration of your use of the Website, you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Web Site's registration form ("Registration Data") and maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate or incomplete, or we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is inaccurate, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Website.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and ID, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or ID, whether by you or by anyone else using your account and password. You agree to use the Website in a manner consistent with any and all applicable rules and regulations. You agree not to upload or transmit through the Web Site any computer viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything else designed to interfere with, interrupt or disrupt the normal operating procedures of a computer. You agree to inform us of any apparent breaches of security such as loss, theft or unauthorised disclosure or use of your ID or password and until we are so notified you will remain liable for any unauthorised use of your account.
You agree to indemnify, release and hold us harmless as well as our officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees from any claim, liability, loss, expense or demand, including legal fees, related to your violation of these Terms or your access or use of this Web Site or any of the information, materials, products or services available through this Website.
Modification and Discontinuation
We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify, edit, delete, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently this Website (or any portion thereof) and/or the information, materials, products and/or services available through this Website (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, editing, deletion, suspension or discontinuance of this Website.
Failure or neglect by CIBSE to enforce at any time any of the provisions hereof shall not be construed nor shall be deemed to be a waiver of CIBSE's rights hereunder nor in any way affect the validity of the whole or any part of these Terms nor prejudice CIBSE's rights to take subsequent action.
Neither these Terms nor the benefit of this Website may be assigned or transferred by you whether voluntarily or involuntarily or by operation of law, in whole or in part, to any party without the prior written consent of CIBSE, and CIBSE reserves the right to charge for any time or costs incurred in so doing. No such assignment by you howsoever occurring shall relieve you of your obligations hereunder.
CIBSE is fully entitled to assign or transfer this these Terms or the benefit of the Website at any time. Invalidity
If at any time any provision of these Terms is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any respect under the law of any jurisdiction, that shall not affect or impair:
Law & Jurisdiction
These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with English law and this Website is operated from England. Access to, or use of, this Website or information, materials, products and/or services on this Website may be prohibited by law in certain countries or jurisdictions. You are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of the country from which you are accessing this Website. We make no representation that the information contained herein is appropriate or available for use in other locations outside England.
You agree that the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction to resolve any controversy or claim of whatever nature arising out of or relating to use of this Website, and that the laws of England shall govern such dispute or claim. However, we retain the right to bring legal proceedings in any jurisdiction where we believe that infringement of this agreement is taking place or originating.
Nothing in these Terms confers or purports to confer on any third party any benefit of any right to enforce any of these Terms pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
Updated: 27 March 2003
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers ('CIBSE') is committed to protecting your privacy, and takes its responsibilities regarding the security of members' and customers' information very seriously. This policy explains how CIBSE uses any personal information that we collect about you, how you can instruct us if you prefer to limit the use of that information and procedures that we have in place to safeguard your privacy.
CIBSE seeks to improve the performance of all concerned with building services in the built environment. To enable us to achieve this, we hold information about members and customers and the products and services in which they have expressed interest. This information is used to keep you informed about CIBSE and new developments in the industry.
CIBSE may sometimes use such information to obtain feedback on the Institution's activities to help us improve the services we provide.
The information we collect and how we use it You can access the CIBSE website ('the Website') without giving any personal information except for the Members Only area, the Briefings section and the Discussion Forum. We gather information in these areas to allow us to confirm your identity and protect your security.
Information required for online sales
CIBSE requires certain information to be submitted when you wish to purchase anything online dependant on whether you are a member or non-member. This will include name, address, membership number (to enable you to benefit from member discounts), telephone number, and email address, as well as your credit or debit card number and expiry date.
This information allows us to process and despatch your order. We ask for your telephone number so that we can contact you urgently if there is a problem with your order.
Use of Personal Data
We process your Personal Data only for specific and limited purposes. We ask only for data that is adequate, relevant and not excessive for those purposes. We use your personal data for the purposes registered in our notification at the Data Protection Register. Some of these purposes include the following:- We may contact you occasionally to inform you of new products, services or events we think will be of interest to you.
If you do not wish to receive information from us and want to be removed from our standard mailing list or if you do not consent to our using your data for marketing and direct selling purposes, please click the appropriate button on our registration page. You may also at any time withdraw your consent by e-mailing us at email@example.com .
In addition to the information we collect as described above, we use technology to collect anonymous information about the use of our Website. For example, we use technology to track which pages of our Website our visitors view. We also use technology to determine which Internet browsers our visitors use. This technology does not identify you personally, it simply enables us to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of our Website.
Our Website contains hyperlinks to other pages on our Website. We use technology to track how often these links are used and which pages on our Web Site our visitors choose to view. Again this technology does not identify you personally - it simply enables us to compile statistics about the use of these hyperlinks.
We use this anonymous data to improve the content and functionality of this Web Site and our e-mail updates, to better understand our customers and markets, and to improve our products and services.
In order to collect the anonymous data, we may use temporary "cookies" that collect the first level domain name of the user and the date and time you accessed this Website. Cookies by themselves cannot be used to discover the identity of the user. A cookie is a small piece of information which is sent to your browser and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies do not damage your computer. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not.
We also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Website. An IP address is a numeric code that identifies your computer on a network, or in this case, the Internet. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information, such as determining how many of our visitors are from outside of the UK.
We may also perform IP lookups to determine which domain you are coming from (i.e. aol.com, yourcompany.com) to more accurately gauge our users' demographics. Disclosure of your Personal Data We do not share, sell or distribute your Personal Data with unrelated third parties except as set out above under 'Use of Personal Data' or under these limited circumstances:-
We keep your Personal Data only for as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or to comply with any applicable legal or ethical reporting or document retention requirements. Our servers and our databases are protected by industry standard security technology, such as industry standard firewalls and password protection.
The employees who have access to Personal Data shall handle such data properly and in accordance with our security protocols and strict standards of confidentiality. Although we cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse, unauthorised disclosure, alteration or destruction of data, we try to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.
Data access and corrections
Upon receipt of your written request and enough information to permit us to identify your Personal Data, we will disclose to you the Personal Data we hold about you. We will also correct, amend or delete any Personal Data that is inaccurate and notify any third party recipients of the necessary changes. If you wish to access or correct your Personal Data, please write to the CIBSE Membership Department, 222 Balham High Road, London SW12 9BS.
CIBSE online discussion
If you participate in online discussions, your contribution will appear on the CIBSE Website with your name. For legal reasons all comments submitted need to be accompanied by your name, membership number (if a member), and email address.
Links to other websites
Updated: May 2012
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