Membership Terms & Conditions
PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE BEFORE SUBSCRIBING TO THE TRADE MEMBER PLUS MEMBERSHIP SCHEME.
All members of the Trade Member PLUS membership scheme agree that their individual memberships are subject to the following Terms and Conditions (as may be amended or updated from time to time) and all other applicable law. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, please do not subscribe to the scheme.
1. THE MEMBERSHIP SCHEME
1.1 Specialist Supplements Ltd (a company registered in England and Wales under company number 04230904 and with its registered office at Unit 4, East Street Enterprise Park, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5ER United Kingdom) (“Specialist Supplements”), operates the optional membership scheme Trade Member PLUS (the "Membership Scheme") for subscribed trade customers ("Members").
1.2 In consideration of £111 (plus VAT for UK and EU customers) for those customers subscribing for six (6) months, or £222 (plus VAT for UK and EU customers) for those customers subscribing for twelve (12) months (the "Membership Fee"), Members shall be offered:
(a) seventeen per cent (17%) off product orders (except where a discount of equivalent or higher value has already been applied);
(b) subject to clause 1.3, four (4) articles per month (the "Articles"), automatically posted to the Member's nominated website blog through the Articles AUTO-Submitter service at a rate of one (1) article per month for a maximum period of 1 year;
(c) twenty-five per cent (25%) off marketing services (an unlimited use discount code will be supplied to the Member following subscription to the Membership Scheme);
(d) use of the Multi-Channel Order Import System;
(e) use of the Personalised delivery note and order messages service;
together the "Membership Benefits", for the duration of the membership referred to in clause 1.2 (the "Term").
1.3 Members acknowledge and agree that use of the Articles AUTO-Submitter service is subject to platform compatibility and the payment of a setup fee (if applicable). If Specialist Supplements have built the Member's website on the Wordpress platform, then there are no additional requirements. If Specialist Supplements have not built the Member's website and/or the Member has a website on a different platform, the Member will need to contact Specialist Supplements for a quote and instructions for setting up the Articles AUTO-Submitter to work with their website. Specialist Supplements does not warrant that the Articles AUTO-Submitter service will be compatible with all websites and accepts no liability should it fail to work with a particular Member's website. In this case, no portion of the Membership Fee shall be refunded.
1.4 Specialist Supplements makes no representations or guarantees to Members as to the effectiveness or otherwise of the Membership Benefits, particularly (but without limitation) in terms of any increases in website traffic, sales and/or income.
2. MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES
2.1 Members acknowledge that Specialist Supplements' ability to provide the Membership Benefits to them is dependent upon the full and timely co-operation of the Members (which the Members agree to provide), as well as the accuracy and completeness of any information Members provide to Specialist Supplements.
2.2 Accordingly (and without limitation), Members shall provide Specialist Supplements with an accurate and up-to-date email address at all times, for the purposes of providing the Membership Benefits to the Members for the Term. The Members acknowledge that, should they unsubscribe from the Specialist Supplements mailing list at any time, they may not receive the Membership Benefits as a result. Specialist Supplements also reserves the right (at their sole discretion) to cancel the Member's membership upon the latter unsubscribing.
2.3 Members are ultimately responsible for their use of the Articles provided through the Articles AUTO-Submitter service and, to avoid doubt, Members bear full responsibility for the legality of all content on their websites, as well as on or in any blogs, emails, advertising literature or other materials or media where the Articles may be reproduced (in whole or in part). Specialist Supplements accepts no liability for the use or otherwise of the Articles.
2.4 The Articles are provided by Specialist Supplements to the Members on an 'as is' basis. However, Members can use these Articles as they see fit and are strongly encouraged to use them as a starting point for their own unique content, changing them as they see fit and according to their specific requirements, target market, target keywords etc for maximum SEO effect and benefit.
2.5 Members acknowledge and agree that the Membership Benefits referred to at clause 1.2 are for personal use only and are non-transferable.
3. CHARGES AND PAYMENT
3.1 In advance of joining the Membership Scheme, Members shall have paid the Membership Fee.
3.2 Members have the option to purchase six (6) months' membership or twelve (12) months' membership in advance. In the latter case, Members shall receive two (2) months' membership free of charge.
3.2 At the end of the six (6) or fourteen (14) months (as the case may be) referred to in clauses 3.1 and 3.2, it is the Member's responsibility to re-subscribe for a further membership block, should they wish.
These Terms and Conditions set out the full extent of Specialist Supplements’ obligations and liabilities in respect of the Membership Scheme. All conditions, warranties or other terms concerning the Membership Scheme which might otherwise be implied into these Terms and Conditions or any collateral contract (whether by statute or otherwise) are hereby expressly excluded.
5. LIMITATION OF REMEDIES AND LIABILITY
5.1 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall operate to exclude or limit either Specialist Supplements' or any Member's liability for anything which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
5.2 Neither party shall be liable to the other for any loss of profit, anticipated profits, revenues, anticipated savings, goodwill or business opportunity, or for any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
5.3 Subject to clause 5.1, each party's aggregate liability in respect of claims based on events in any calendar year arising out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions or any collateral contract, whether in contract or tort (including negligence) or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed one (1) month's Membership Fee.
6. TERM AND TERMINATION
6.1 In respect of Specialist Supplements and individual Members, these Terms and Conditions shall commence upon the payment of the Membership Fee in accordance with clause 1.2 and 3.1, and shall continue until such time as they are terminated in accordance with clause 6.2.
6.2 These Terms and Conditions (and therefore the Member's inclusion in the Membership Scheme) shall terminate automatically upon:
(a) the expiry of the six (6) or fourteen (14) month membership period purchased by the Member; or
(b) Specialist Supplements giving notice to the Member at any time and for any reason that their membership has been withdrawn, such notice to have immediate effect unless specified otherwise therein PROVIDED THAT the Member shall receive the Articles and marketing services discount associated with their period of membership (where a refund is not requested by the Member pursuant to clause 6.3),
save for clauses 3 (Charges and payment), 4 (Warranties) and 5 (Limitation of remedies and liability), which shall survive termination or expiry of these Terms and Conditions for any reason.
6.3 Specialist Supplements shall bear no liability whatsoever for any decision to terminate the Member's membership in accordance with clause 6.2(b), save that a refund shall be made to the Member in respect of any unexpired portion of the six (6) or twelve (12) month membership period purchased by the Member.