Members shall be bound during the continuance of membership by these Terms and Conditions including any amendments made in accordance with the details set out below.
1. Membership Applications
1.1 Applications for membership will be considered by Learning and Work Institute who have the right to refuse applications.
1.2 By submitting an application form by email, the Member is deemed to have signed the application form.
1.3 Applications for reduced Corporate Membership will only be considered once all relevant supporting documentation is received as outlined in the Full Application Form.
1.4 Learning and Work Institute reserves the right to re-grade a Corporate Member to a more appropriate level, if the relevant information appertaining to the membership level applied for is not received, or proves to be inaccurate in any way (see 1.3 above). Members will be informed of the requirement for re-grade and asked if they wish to continue with their application.
1.5 All information provided by you to us must be true and accurate at the point of applying. In the event of a change of circumstances such as moving jobs, change of contact details you must notify Learning and Work Institute by phone, email or in writing so that our records are up to date.
2. Membership Payments, Renewals and Cancellations
2.1 Membership is fixed for a period of one calendar year starting on the day you join. Membership will be activated at point of approval of the application but payment must be received within 30 days of receipt of the invoice.
2.2 Payment can be made by credit card (except American Express), cheque or BACS. If membership payment remains outstanding we will notify you by telephone, email or letter.
2.3 It is the member's responsibility to advise Learning and Work Institute of their intention not to renew. Subscription payments not received within one month of becoming due will result in the membership being considered lapsed and all services may be suspended pending payment. However, membership charges will continue to accrue, until resignation is received in writing, subject to the cancellation procedure outlined below.
2.4 To cancel your membership you will need to notify us in writing stating a reason which will be recorded for internal use only. Refunds will not be given for cancelled memberships.
3. Membership Levels
3.1. Individual Membership
3.1.1 Individual membership belongs to the individual and not to the organisation regardless of who pays for the membership. Any dispute arising from this must be resolved by the member and their organisation. You will be issued with a membership number which you should use when calling us to help identify you quickly.
3.1.2 It is the Individual Member's responsibility to keep their membership number confidential. Learning and Work Institute reserves the right to withdraw Membership or to prevent any Member from renewing if the Member is misusing the membership benefits (for example, allowing someone else to use the benefits of their membership package).
3.2. Corporate Membership
3.2.1 Corporate membership is intended for employees of the named member company. Parent or other related companies are expected to join in their own right if employees of those companies wish to receive member benefits, unless otherwise agreed with Learning and Work Institute.
3.2.2 Corporate Members require a named Corporate Member Representative in order to receive all benefits of the membership package. Corporate membership can be transferred to a different representative within the organisation, but Learning and Work Institute must be informed of the new representatives contact details.
3.2.3 The individual named as the Corporate Member Representative should have authorisation to apply for Learning and Work Institute Corporate membership. Any disputes regarding this must be settled by the organisation. You will be issued with a membership number which you should use when calling us to help identify you quickly.
3.2.4 It is the Corporate Member Representative's responsibility to ensure that details of Learning and Work Institute Membership and its benefits are disseminated throughout the membership organisation.
3.2.5 Learning and Work Institute reserves the right to withdraw membership from Corporate Members if the work of the organisation is no longer compatible with that of Learning and Work Institute.
4. Membership Benefits
4.1 Member benefits are only available if subscription payments are up to date.
4.2 Member benefits may change without notice.
5. Terminating Membership
5.1 Learning and Work Institute reserves the right to withdraw membership or to prevent any Member from renewing membership if the Member puts the Institute into disrepute.
5.2 Learning and Work Institute reserves the right to withdraw membership if the member is deemed to have misused the membership privileges.
5.3 Members are not permitted to use Learning and Work Institute's logo and/or name for the purposes of self-promotion on any of their organisational materials, including website.
5.4 Members are not permitted to use their membership status with Learning and Work Institute for self-promotion.
5.5 If a member is found to have contravened the terms and conditions stated in 5.4 and 5.5 above membership may be terminated by Learning and Work Institute without prior warning
6. Variation of Terms & Conditions
These terms and conditions may be revised from time to time. If they are revised, we will post or email the revised version to you. It will be your responsibility to keep up-to date with all such changes and your continued membership shall be deemed acceptance of any changes to these terms and conditions.