Terms for using our website

Use of this site is subject to the following Terms and Conditions.

Your use constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions as at the date of your first use of the site.

SMMGP reserves the rights to change these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting changes online. Your continued use of this site after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of this agreement as modified.

You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner which does not infringe the rights, or restrict, or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the site by any third party.

In no event will SMMGP be liable for any damages including, without limitation, indirect or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever arising from the use or in connection with such use or loss of use of the site, whether in contract or in negligence.

SMMGP does not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs or represents the full functionality, accuracy and reliability of the materials.

SMMGP takes no responsibility for the content of external Internet Sites.

Any communication or material that you transmit to, or post on, any public area of the site including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like, is, and will be treated as, nonconfidential and non-proprietary information.

If there is any conflict between these Terms and Conditions and rules and/or specific terms of use appearing on this site relating to specific material then the latter shall prevail.

These terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.

If these Terms and Conditions are not accepted in full, the use of this site must be terminated immediately.

SMMGP Premium Membership Terms and Conditions

When you click to submit your application on line, or you fax, post, telephone or e mail us with details of your application, you are making an offer to subscribe to SMMGP Premium Membership which, if accepted by us, will result in a legally binding contract.

At the point of renewal of your membership, your renewal payment is confirmation of the continued acceptance of this contract. You may not transfer any of your rights and obligations under these terms and conditions to another person.

For on line applications for confirmation of contact will you will either have sight of a confirmation page or receive an email. We offer 7 working days’ cooling off period for new members, effective from the day your application is accepted.

This will allow you to cancel your subscription without any penalty.  If you wish to cancel your new member subscription, you must notify us within these seven working days in writing, by letter, fax or e mail. If you have used the online CPD during this period then SMMGP reserves the right to charge you for the services you have used.

We reserve the right not to fulfil, or to cancel, your application if we are unable to obtain payment authorisation from the issuer of your card or from your bank in the case of direct debit payments.  

Where such delay or failure is due to circumstances beyond our control neither party shall be liable to the other for any delay or non-performance of its obligations by reason of matters beyond its control including, but not limited to, any act of terrorism, war, riot, civil commotion, compliance with any law or government order, fire, flood or storm, strikes, or any other industrial dispute, delay in transit, power failure, postal delay, or any event that cannot be reasonably be planned for or avoided.

Your SMMGP Premium Membership is a rolling agreement which will automatically renew upon the anniversary of your application.  You will receive a renewal notice in advance of the anniversary of your application date.  Any payment arrangements that have been made by Direct Debit will automatically continue, unless you notify your bank/building society that you wish to cancel it.

If you wish to cancel your membership, you must inform us of your intention to cancel a minimum of ten working days prior to the anniversary of your application.  This notice should be provided directly to us, in writing by letter, fax or e mail.

No refunds will be provided unless the notice requirements are complied with.

Once renewal of your membership has occurred, it will still be possible to cancel your membership, but we are not obliged to offer a refund.

Fees displayed on the application section of the website will prevail at all times in relation to orders placed on-line.

Fees displayed on an application form, or quoted by an SMMGP representative, will prevail in relation to membership subscriptions placed verbally or by post.

We reserve the right to increase the price of the membership subscription on an annual basis.  You will be informed of any fee increase within your renewal letter.  If we discover an error in the price of your membership subscription, we will inform you as soon as is reasonably possible.

If you are not using your own credit/debit card to pay for the membership subscription, you must ask the permission of the credit/debit card holder before entering the payment details.

When you offer to subscribe to SMMGP Premium Membership either on-line, by post or verbally, you are confirming that you have obtained the express prior permission of the credit/debit card holder.

Payment by direct debit is the simplest and the most convenient way to pay your SMMGP Premium membership subscription.  If you pay by quarterly instalments it will also help spread the cost.

Our liability to you will not extend to any membership related benefits, goods or services provided by an external provider.  We specifically exclude liability for any loss or damage suffered by you as a result of your involvement in whatever manner with an external provider.

These Terms and Conditions do not and shall not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.

Diligence and care should be taken when using the information provided. All services are subject to copyright law. We use our best endeavours to ensure all information provided by us is as up to date as possible.

However, you should not rely on the information provided as the sole basis for making business, legal or other decisions. You should seek appropriate independent advice before making any such decisions.

The content of all SMMGP Premium Membership publications are the opinion of the author.

SMMGP is the Data Controller and Data Processor of any personal data you supply.  The personal data you supply will be used to process your membership subscription. As a Premium Member of SMMGP your data will used for marketing, statistical and analytical purposes and to administer your membership.

You will receive membership communications and from time to time we will let you know about promotions. If you provide us with your e-mail address, fax or SMS number, then we may send information which may be of interest.

We do not pass data to any third party.

If you wish to obtain a copy of your personal data held by us, then please write to the address below. Please note that you may be charged a fee of £10 for this service. You may also be asked to provide proof of your identity and for information that might help to locate the data you are seeking.

If you believe that any of the information we hold concerning you is incorrect or out of date, please provide us with the accurate information.

We may change these terms and conditions at any time upon giving you 14 days prior written notice. The most recent edition of these terms and conditions will be binding upon you.

Members may exit the contract without penalty if they do not accept any proposed variation.

These terms and conditions are governed by English law.  You hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts notwithstanding the jurisdiction where you are based.

If any court or competent authority decides that any of the provisions of these Terms are invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, the term will, to that extent only, be severed from the remaining terms, which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.

A person who is not party to these Terms shall not have any rights under or in connection with them under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

These terms and conditions override any contrary terms or conditions published by us in relation to any membership subscription between you and us.

We will respond to any complaint or query received within 5 working days. This may be an acknowledgement that we have received a complaint whilst further investigations are carried out.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

You shall not (a) knowingly introduce any viruses into the Site or (b) attack (or instigate or facilitate the attack of) the Site or Services via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack, or (c) use the Site or Services for any purpose which is unlawful, abusive, libellous, obscene or threatening.

A breach of this clause may constitute a criminal offence. We may report any such breach (whether actual or suspected) to the relevant law enforcement authorities and you agree to co-operate with those authorities.

You shall be responsible for ensuring that you have in place on such systems appropriate Virus protection processes and software.

We will not be liable for any losses caused by any form of attack or viruses that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to use of the Site or Services.

Termination

Without affecting any other rights and remedies which we may have and without liability to you for any losses which may result, we may terminate these terms and conditions immediately and without notice if,

  • in our sole opinion, you materially breach any of these terms and conditions
  • you fail to renew your membership
  • we are required by any applicable law to terminate these terms and conditions;

or at any time by giving you 7 days' notice in writing.

On any termination of these terms and conditions your right to use the Site and the Services shall cease, and we may terminate your access to and use of the Site and Services and invalidate any relevant access details.

Termination for whatever reason of these terms and conditions shall not affect:

  • any rights, liabilities or obligations which accrued before such termination;
  • any right to payment of fees; and
  • any of these terms and conditions that are intended to continue to have effect after such termination.

SMMGP has engaged third-party service providers to perform many of the services related to payment processing, including card processing. SMMGP does not collect or store credit card or other financial details.

SMMGP partners with PayPal, and Gocardless to facilitate card payments and other payments. If there are insufficient funds in your bank account when our provider processes the payment for your purchase, SMMGP reserves the right to contact you directly and to seek payment.

By using a third-party service, you may also be subject to an agreement with the third-party. For example, PayPal is a third-party service provided by PayPal Holdings, Inc. and is subject to the PayPal User Agreement.

If SMMGP receives notice that your activity violates a third party's service agreement, we may at our sole discretion take action against your account to comply with their policies. Such actions may include cancelling membership or removing certain payment methods.

SMMGP reserves the right to decline transactions that we believe to be high risk, fraudulent, or in violation of SMMGP’s Terms of Use.