Terms of Business
St Albans District Chamber of Commerce
– Standard Terms of Business
Standard Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions apply to all contracts made by the Client with St Albans Chamber of Commerce. They contain exclusions and limitations of liability. Any amendments to or departure from these terms shall be invalid unless previously agreed in writing by the parties. St Albans Chamber of Commerce makes no limitations or exclusions of liability arising out of negligence for death or personal injury or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law. The provisions in these terms and conditions do not affect the statutory rights of a consumer.
2.1 The following definitions shall apply to these Standard Terms.
(i) 'Contract' means any valid and legally binding contract between the Client and The Chamber.
(ii) 'Client' “You” means any member, person, firm or company to whom the Chamber supplies Services.
(iii) “The Chamber”, “We”, “Us” means the St Albans District Chamber of Commerce”.
(iv) ‘Fee’ means the fee for Services, including any deposit, payable by the Client.
(v) 'Standard Terms' means these standard terms and conditions of business
(vi) 'Services' means the events, goods and/or services to be provided by The Chamber.
(vii) 'Website' means www.stalbans-chamber.co.uk
3. Application of Conditions.
3.1 These are the Standard Terms of the Chamber and shall, unless otherwise stated, govern all Contracts for the supply of Services to the Client and apply in place of and prevail over any terms or conditions contained or referred to in any correspondence or elsewhere or implied by trade, custom, practice or course of dealings unless specifically agreed to in writing by a director of the Chamber.
3.2 Any written order or other communication of any kind from the Client containing any terms and/or conditions inconsistent with these Standard Terms shall not be accepted by the Chamber.
3.3 No Director, Officer, employee, servant or agent of the Chamber has authority to vary these Standard Terms verbally.
4. Booking and Acceptance
4.1 We will advertise our Services on the Web-site, by e-mail or by letter.
4.2 A request for Services may be made by the Client sending a request on-line, by letter or by e-mail to the Chamber. Any verbal request, by telephone or otherwise, must be confirmed in writing by the Client.
4.3 Following receipt of a request for Services the Chamber may accept such request by e-mailing the Client or forwarding to the Client an invoice and/or a pro-forma confirmation of booking. Such acceptance shall be deemed to constitute acceptance of the contract at the time of despatch.
5. Payment Terms
5.1 Full payment of the Fee is due within 14 days of acceptance as detailed in clause 4.3.
5.2 Payment shall be made by BACs, credit/debit card or by cheque. Cheques should be made payable to St Albans District Chamber.
5.3 The Chamber reserves the right to charge interest, from the date of due payment to the date of receipt in cleared funds, at the rate of 4% above the base rate of Lloyds TSB Bank Plc for any payments which are not made by the Client within the timescale specified in this Clause.
PLEASE NOTE: automatic membership renewals take place in December each year for the full year ahead. If you do not wish to renew please let us know in December
If the Client’s wishes to cancel an event booking the Chamber requires written notification and the following cancellation charges will apply from receipt of written notification:
Less than 15 days before the event – Full payment is due.
15 - 30 days before the event – 75% of full payment is due.
Over 30 days before the event – 50% of full payment is due.
7.1 The Chamber reserves the right to vary the event format and services if necessary due to circumstances beyond its control.
7.2 Notice shall be given whenever possible of such alterations and the services supplied shall be of equal value and, as much as is reasonable and practical, substantially similar.
8.1 The Chamber shall have no Liability to the Client for any indirect, special or consequential Loss of the Client arising out of or in connection with any Services (except in respect of death or personal injury resulting from the negligence of the Chamber).
8.2 The Chamber makes every effort to ensure that the information contained in its promotional material and printed media is accurate. However, the Chamber shall not accept liability for any errors or omissions and makes no representations or warranties of any kind, expressly or impliedly in respect to such information.
8.3 Nothing in these Standard Terms shall affect the statutory rights of a consumer
9. Force Majeure
If the Chamber is affected by Force Majeure it shall notify the Client in writing as soon as reasonably possible. The Chamber shall not be deemed to be in breach of contract or otherwise liable to the Client for any delay in performance or any non performance of its obligations hereunder to the extent that any delay or non performance is due to Force Majeure. For the purpose of this clause Force Majeure shall mean any act or cause beyond the reasonable control of the Chamber including but without limitation terrorist activity, labour disturbances (including strikes and lock-out, slowdowns, picketing or boycotts) Acts of God, fire, weather, explosion, actions of any third party or governmental action.
Failure by The Chamber to exercise or enforce any rights hereunder shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any such right nor operate so as to ban the exercise or enforcement thereof at any time or times thereafter.
Any notice hereunder shall be deemed to have been duly given if sent by prepaid first class delivery post or facsimile to the party concerned at its last known address. Notices sent by post shall be deemed (in the absence of evidence of earlier receipt) to have been delivered 48 hours after despatch and in proving the fact of dispatch it shall be sufficient to show that the envelope containing such notice was properly addressed, stamped and posted. Any notice sent by facsimile shall be deemed to have been delivered on the first working day following its dispatch.
12. Entire Agreement
These Standard Terms, and any agreed Detailed Terms, shall constitute the entire agreement between the Chamber and the Client. All previous terms and conditions of the Chamber are hereby superseded and excluded from any Contract unless expressly agreed in writing by a director of the Chamber.
13. Governing Law
These Standard Terms and any Contract shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with English law. The parties hereby agree to submit any dispute arising therefrom to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.