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Membership Terms & Conditions

These Terms and Conditions of Membership (Terms) (together with our Privacy Policy, Website Terms and Conditions, and Website Acceptable Use Policy) tells you, any person seeking to become a Member of our site, information about us, Upright Media Limited registered in England and Wales under company number 09185948 and having our registered office at 9 Thorney Leys Park, Witney Oxfordshire OX28 4GE (we, us, or the Company), and the Terms on which you agree to register as a Member on our website ‘www.cannabusiness.com’  (Our Site).

Please read these Terms carefully and make sure that you understand them, before becoming a Member of Our Site.  Please note that before becoming a Member you will be asked to agree to these Terms. If you refuse to accept these Terms, you will not be able to become a Member.

These Terms may be amended from time to time as set out herein. Every time you wish to become a member, please check these Terms to ensure you understand the Terms which will apply at that time. These Terms were most recently updated on 25/09/15.

These Terms, and any contract between us, are only in the English language.

  1. definitions
    • The following terms shall apply to these Terms, unless the context requires otherwise.
Authorised Personmeans: (i) a Member; or (ii) officer; or (iii) an employee of a Member duly authorised by the Member or any other person expressly authorised by the Company to use the Services and the Data.
Datameans the data set out in the Membership Confirmation, comprising information of any kind whether it be words, lists, numbers, graphs or otherwise in any other form and whether or not it is the property of the Company or a third party, which is supplied or made available to the Member by the Company.
Data Protection Requirementsmeans the Data Protection Act 1998, the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/2426) and all applicable laws and regulations relating to the processing of personal data and privacy, including where applicable the guidance and codes of practice issued by the Information Commissioner or other relevant supervisory authority, and the equivalent of any of the foregoing in any relevant jurisdiction (whether mandatory or not.
Force Majeure Eventhas the meaning given to it in clause 16.7.
Gold Membershipmeans the advanced membership identified as such and having the features stated on the Website.
Intellectual Property Rightsmeans all patents, rights to inventions, utility models, copyright and related rights, trade-marks, service marks, trade, business and domain names, rights in trade dress or get-up, rights in goodwill or to sue for passing off, unfair competition rights, rights in designs, rights in computer software, database right, topography rights, moral rights, rights in confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets) and any other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications for and renewals or extensions of such rights, and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection in any part of the world.
Licencemeans the licence given to the Member for the use of the Services and Data on the terms set out in these Terms.
Licence Periodmeans the period commencing on the date of the Membership Confirmation and ending on the date you cease to be a Member.
Membera person who has the benefit of a current Membership.
MembershipGold Membership or Silver Membership, as relevant, pursuant to these Terms.
Membership Feesmeans the fees applicable to Membership as stated in clause 3.1 and 3.2 as may be revised from time to time.
Membership Confirmationmeans the Company’s acceptance of a Membership Request.
Membership Requestmeans registering as a Member on Our Site.
Permitted Purposemeans the use of Data except for the purpose of exercising or performing the Member’s rights and obligations under these Terms.
Recipientmeans each person whose details are subject matter of the Data.
Servicesmeans any and all services provided by the Company including promoting and connecting businesses and providing access to resources , data and information with respect to cannabis and hemp industries as more fully detailed on the Website.
Silver Membershipmeans the entry level Membership identified as such and having the features stated on the Website.
Unauthorised Personmeans any person who is not an Authorised Person.
Websitemeans ‘www.cannabusiness.com’.
  • In these Terms, the following rules apply:
    • a “person” includes a natural person, a firm, association of person, company or unincorporated body (whether or not having separate legal personality) and that person’s personal representatives, successors or permitted assigns;
    • acompany” shall include any company, corporation or other body corporate or any other recognised legal entity wherever and however incorporated or established;
    • You and the Company are each individually referred to as “Party” and collectively as “parties”. A reference to a party includes its personal representatives, successors or permitted assigns;
    • a reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to such statute or statutory provision as amended or re-enacted. A reference to a statute or statutory provision includes any subordinate legislation made under that statute or statutory provision, as amended or re-enacted;
    • a month shall be construed to mean the period starting from the 1st day of each month to the last day of each month.
  1. membership
    • The categories of Membership are:
      • Silver Membership;
      • Gold Membership; and
      • such other categories as the Company may introduce from time to time.
    • All categories of Membership shall be non-transferable and be subject to these Terms and to the rules, bylaws and regulations applicable to Our Site.
    • The person registering on Our Site to become a Member shall be at least 18 years of age.
    • You can request to become a Member on Our Site by making Membership Request.
    • On receipt of the Membership Request the Company will send you a Membership Confirmation.
    • You do not have automatic entitlement to Membership and the Company may, at its own discretion, elect to:
      • refuse your request to become a Member; or
      • once Membership is granted, suspend and/or refuse renewal of your Membership with or without cause at any time.
    • The Company is not obliged to give reasons for any decision it makes to suspend and/or refuse renewal of your Membership with or without cause or to reject your request to become a Member.
    • Once Membership is confirmed you will only be able to access all areas of Our Site with the use of the username and password you set up at the time you become a Member. You are responsible for each and every access or use of Our Site that occurs in conjunction with use of your username and password. Use of your username and password is conclusive evidence that you have accessed the Membership sections of Our Site.
    • You must not allow any third party to access Our Site using your username and password and make use of Our Site on your behalf.
    • You acknowledge and agree that you are liable for, and will indemnify the Company, its related bodies corporate, affiliated entities, officers, directors, agents and employees against any and all claims made by a third party arising out of your access to, and use of Our Site as a Member.
  2. membership fees
    • You may register on Our Site for our Silver Membership free of charge.
    • You may register on Our Site for our Gold Membership upon payment of Membership Fees which shall be paid in advance monthly or annually and are as follows:
      • A monthly Membership fee of £50 per month; or
      • An annual Membership fee of £500 per year.
    • Monthly Membership Fees must be paid by direct debit on the first day of each month. Non-payment of Membership Fees on or prior to the due date shall constitute a material breach for the purposes of clause 2 of this Agreement.
    • Membership Fees shall be paid in full in arrears regardless of the date of the month on which you become a Member. Payment of the Membership Fees shall entitle you access to our Services for the remainder of the month or year (as appropriate).
    • [Subject to clause
    • Subject to clauses 1 and 3.2, the Member shall be given notice of any change in the Membership Fees. If the Member does not wish their Membership to continue at the increased Membership Fee, the Member shall be entitled to cancel their Membership in accordance with clause
    • The Member shall pay the Membership Fees until expiry or cancellation of Membership in accordance with these Terms.
  3. services
    Whilst being a Member you are, subject to these Terms, entitled to the Services as provided for on the ‘Membership Page’ of Our Site and to a Licence.
  1. Basis of Licence
    • The Company grants to the Member a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable, Licence only during the term of Membership, to:
      • access and view the Data; and
      • store the Data on the internal Member system.
    • Except as expressly provided in this Agreement, the Member shall not:
      • use the Services and/or Data (wholly or in part) in its products or services; or
      • redistribute the Services and/or Data (wholly or in part).
    • The Member shall all times comply with the Member user restrictions set out in clause 6.
    • These Terms apply to the Licence to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions that the Member seeks to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by trade, custom, practice or course of dealing.
    • Any repeat or subsequent requests by the Member for a Licence shall be subject to these Terms. For the avoidance of doubt, a separate Licence shall come into existence for each Membership Confirmation.
    • The Member acknowledges that it has not relied on any statement, promise, representation or warranty made or given by or on behalf of the Company which is not set out in these Terms.
  2. USER Restrictions
    • The Member agrees that it shall only use the Service and Data in accordance with the Terms of the Licence hereunder.
    • The Member shall not:
      • provide access to the Services and disclose the contents of the Data to any Unauthorised Person;
      • make printouts or copies of the Data for distribution to an Unauthorised Person;
      • re-sell the Data or any part thereof to any person;
      • publish or make the Data available on a local area network, a wide area network or on any intranet or extranet;
      • abstract, download, store, reproduce, transmit, display, copy, distribute or use the Data other than as expressly permitted by these Terms;
      • use the Services, or any of the facilities available through the Services, for any illegal purpose nor send or post or allow any posting of information which is defamatory or obscene or which violates the legal rights of others, nor use the Services to send any unsolicited promotional or advertising material or any volume messages which may interfere with the provision of the Services or the use of the Services by others;
      • use the Services and Data directly or indirectly to compile any other commercial database except that the Member may compile a prospect database for the Member’s own use.
  • If the Membership Confirmation states that the Licence is for a specific number of uses, the Member shall only contact each Recipient for the number of times set out in the Membership Confirmation. If a Recipient replies to the contact authorised by this clause the Member is then permitted to contact that Recipient freely from the date of such reply. If a Recipient does not reply to such contact, the Member shall not contact that Recipient again.
  • [If the Membership Confirmation states that the Member has a multiple use Licence:]
    • the Member may make contact with each Recipient as many times as it wishes within the Licence Period;
    • if a Recipient replies to any contact authorised by clause 3 the Member is then authorised to contact that Recipient freely from the date of such reply and beyond the Licence Period;
    • if a Recipient does not reply to any of the contacts authorised by clause 3 the Member shall not contact that Recipient again after the Licence Period has expired;

provided that the Company shall not be liable for any actions taken by the Member after the termination of this Agreement and/or on the expiry of the Licence.

  • If the Member is in breach of this clause 6, it shall pay to the Company a sum equal to the amount of the Membership Fees. The due date for such payment shall be the date on which the breach first occurred.
  • The breach of this clause 6 shall constitute a material breach of the Licence subject to clause 2. This clause 6 shall survive the expiry or termination of the Licence.
  1. Passwords and Security
    • If password or log-in details are issued by the Company to use the Service and Data the Member agrees that the password or log-in details shall be for the Member’s own personal use and Member shall not make it available to others for the purpose of using the Service and Data. The Member shall use all reasonable efforts to keep your username and password confidential. The Member acknowledged that the breach of this clause constitutes a material breach of these Terms.
    • If the Company suspects that the log-in details or the password is being used by an Unauthorised Person the log-in details and/or the password may be cancelled and the Company shall not be liable to the Member in any manner for cancellation or for any costs, damages associated with such cancellation including without limitation any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, loss of anticipated savings, or loss of business opportunity.
  2. Access to Services
    • The Company shall use reasonable efforts to ensure that the Member has uninterrupted access to the Services and Data. If the Services and/or Data are temporarily unavailable for any reason, the Member may notify the Company and the Company shall use all reasonable efforts to reinstate the Services. However, the Company does not guarantee that the Services shall be reinstated within a specific time.
    • Information, resources and features may be added to or withdrawn from the Service and Data at any time and the Service may change upon notice given on Our Site.
    • The Member shall ensure that each person having access to the Services:
      • is an Authorised Person; and
      • is using the Service and Data in accordance with these Terms.
  1. Content
    • The Member acknowledges that reasonable effort is made by the Company to keep records up to date however the Data is provided on an ‘as is’ basis. The Company excludes, to the full extent permitted by law, all implied representations or warranties relating to accurateness, completeness, reliability, usefulness, or fitness for a particular purpose.
    • While advertising any resources or information on the Website, the Member shall be responsible for ensuring that the material submitted for inclusion on Our Site is true, correct, complete, fit for purpose and accurate and complies with all relevant laws and regulations. The Company shall not take responsibility for any error, omission or inaccuracy in any such information.
  2. data protection requirements
    • The Member represents and warrants that:
      • All relevant data subjects whose personal data it has supplied to the Company in connection with these Terms (Member Personal Data), have given their informed consent for the Company to:
        • process the Member Personal Data for the Permitted Purpose;
        • transfer the Member Personal Data to destinations outside the European Economic Area (EEA) which may have differing standards of data protection than those applicable in the EEA;
        • disclose any Member Personal Data in response to any subject access request relating to these Terms; and
        • retain the Member Personal Data for as long as is necessary for the Permitted Purpose; and
        • it is registered with all relevant data protection authorities to process all Member Personal Data for the Permitted Purpose.
      • The Member shall indemnify the Company for any cost, claim, liability or expense arising as a result of the Member:
        • breaching any of the Data Protection Requirements; or
        • causing the Company to be in breach of any of the Data Protection Requirements.
  1. Intellectual Property Rights
    • All Intellectual Property Rights and other rights in the Services and the Data (in both machine readable and printed form) belong to the Company or their relevant third party licensors. Authorised persons acquire no proprietary interest in the Services and Data. The Member acknowledges and agrees that it shall not use the Services and Data in any way that infringes the Intellectual Property Rights in them.
    • The Member shall not obscure or remove any copyright notices that appear on Our Site.
  2. Disclaimer
    The Member acknowledges and agrees that the use of links to external sites which are not owned by the Company and appear on Our Site shall be made at the Member’s own risk. The Company shall not be responsible for, and has no control over, the content of such sites.
  1. Limitation of liability
    • To the full extent permissible by law, the Company shall have no liability for any damage or loss (including, without limitation, financial loss, loss of profits, loss of business or any indirect or consequential loss), however it arises, resulting from the use, or from any action or decision taken as a result, of using the Service and Data.
    • The liability of the Company for interruptions to availability of the Service and Data caused by circumstances within its control shall not exceed the Membership Fees paid by the Member in respect of the period of non-availability.
    • The Member acknowledges that the Data made available to the Member is provided to the Company by third parties or other licencees. The Member agrees that although the Company uses all reasonable endeavours to ensure that the information is as accurate as is commercially possible, the Company accepts no liability for the accuracy, usefulness or any inaccuracy of the Data. The Member agrees that the Company shall not be liable to the Member or any other person in relation to any actions or inactions of the Member based on reliance on the Data.
    • The Member shall comply with all applicable laws, statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances (“Laws”), including, but not limited to, privacy, Data Protection Requirements, and marketing laws and laws concerning facsimile and email transmissions. Each Party shall perform its activity under its own responsibility.
  2. Termination
    • Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, the Company may terminate Membership with immediate effect by giving notice to the Member if:
      • the Member fails to pay any amount due under clause 3 of these Terms on the due date for payment and remains in default not less than 7 days after being notified to make such payment;
      • the Member commits a material breach of any terms of these Terms and (if such a breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within a period of 7 days after being notified to do so;
      • the Member repeatedly breaches any of the terms of these Terms in such a manner as to reasonably justify the opinion that its conduct is inconsistent with it having the intention or ability to give effect to these Terms;
      • the Member goes into liquidation, becomes bankrupt, makes a voluntary arrangement with its creditors, have a receiver or administrative receiver appointed over its assets or a person becomes entitled to appoint a receiver or administrative receiver over its assets;
      • any event occurs or proceeding are taken in any jurisdiction to which the Member is subject that has an effect equivalent or similar to any of the events mentioned in this clause;
      • the Member suspends or ceases, or threatens to suspend or cease, to carry on all or a substantial part of its business; or
      • the Member (being an individual) dies or, by reason of illness or incapacity (whether mental or physical), becomes incapable of managing his/her own affairs or becomes a patient under any mental health legislation.
      • any warranty given by the Member in clause 4 of these Terms is found to be untrue or misleading.
    • For the purposes of clause 1.2, material breach means a breach (including an anticipatory breach) that is serious in the widest sense of having a serious effect on the benefit which the terminating Party would otherwise derive from:
      • A substantial portion of these Terms; or
      • any of the obligations set out in clauses 3, 6 and 7 whilst a Member.
    • In deciding whether any breach is material no regard shall be had to whether it occurs by some accident, mishap, mistake or misunderstanding.
    • Without affecting any other right or remedy to it, its other rights or remedies, either Party may terminate Membership and the Licence on giving not less than one month’s notice to the other Party.
    • On expiry or termination of the Membership and the Licence for any reason, the Member shall destroy and/or delete the Data and any details of all the Recipients whether these details are held on a computer file or otherwise and shall cease to contact such Recipients unless this is authorised by the Company.
    • The accrued rights, remedies, obligations and liabilities of the parties, including the right to claim damages in respect of any breach of these Terms and the Licence, which existed at or before the date of termination or expiry shall not be affected by reason of any expiry or termination.
    • Clauses which expressly or by implication have effect after expiry or termination shall continue in full force and effect.
  3. Indemnity
    • The Member shall keep the Company indemnified in full against all losses, liabilities, costs, expenses and damages (whether direct or indirect), including any interest, penalties, and legal and other professional fees and expenses awarded against or incurred or paid by the Company as a result of or in connection with:
      • any claim made against the Company by a third party arising out of, or in connection with, the use of the Services and Data, to the extent that the claim is attributable to the acts or omissions of the Member, its employees, agents or subcontractors;
      • any claim made against the Company by a third party arising out of, or in connection with the breach, negligent performance or failure or delay in performance in connection with these Terms by the Member, its employees, agents or subcontractors; and
      • any claim made against the Company by a third party arising out of, or in connection with the Member disclosing or making available the Data to a third party, whether permitted by the Licence or not.
  1. miscelaneous provisions
    • Whole Agreement
    • These Terms constitute the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.
    • Each Party agrees that it shall have no remedies in respect of any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in this agreement. Each Party agrees that it shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligent misstatement based on any statement in these Terms.
    • Waiver

No failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under these Terms or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.

  • Rights and Remedies

Except as expressly provided in these Terms, the rights and remedies provided under these Terms are in addition to, and not exclusive of, any rights or remedies provided by law.

  • Notice
    • A notice given by the Company under these Terms shall be in the English language and shall be valid if sent by email to the email address as specified in the Membership Request.
    • A notice given to the Company by a Member is valid if sent by email to [insert email].
    • A notice is deemed to have been received on return of an email delivery receipt.
  • Force Majeure

Neither Party shall be in breach of these Terms nor liable for delay in performing, or failure to perform, any of its obligations under these Terms if such delay or failure result from events, circumstances or causes beyond its reasonable control. In such circumstances the affected Party shall be entitled to a reasonable extension of the time for performing such obligations. If the period of delay or non-performance continues for four weeks, the Party not affected may terminate the Membership immediately by giving notice to the affected Party.

  • Protection Rights

The name and logo of ‘www.cannabusiness.com’ is a trademark of the Company. A Member is not permitted to use or reproduce or allow any other person to use or reproduce the trademark for any reason and in any manner howsoever.

  • Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms shall be interpreted in accordance with the Laws of England and Wales and any dispute shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.