The Commonwealth Business Club Membership Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions form the basis of the legal relationship between a Member and The Commonwealth Business Club. By proceeding with the registration/joining process, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions
Membership of The Commonwealth Business Club is open to individuals who are in business on their own account; companies, corporations, firms and other organisations engaged or interested in commerce, industry, trade and ancillary services; members of professions who have an interest in commerce, industry, trade and ancillary services; voluntary, social and public sector agencies, organisations or bodies who have an interest in commerce, industry, trade and ancillary services.
Whilst the vast majority of members will be located within a commonwealth member state, membership of is open to companies and other organisations regardless of their location who wish to build mutually beneficial business connections with businesses based within the Commonwealth.
The Commonwealth Business Club will be entitled to cancel your membership if you have behaved in an inappropriate manner towards other members or towards The Commonwealth Business Club; you bring The Commonwealth Business Club or its reputation and good standing into disrepute through your actions; you breached these terms and conditions.
Groups of companies:
Where a company that forms part of a group of companies successfully applies for membership, this does not entitle the parent company or any other subsidiary of the parent company to become a Member. Each company in the group shall be required to apply separately for membership or the parent shall take out a collective membership that embraces all parts of the group.
Each provision contained in these terms and conditions shall be severable from any other provisions, and if any part of any provision shall be found to be invalid, illegal or void for any reason, this will not affect any other part of such provision or any other provision contained in these terms and conditions, which shall continue to have full force and effect.
These terms and conditions supersede all prior agreements, negotiations, representations and proposals, whether written or oral, concerning the subject matter of the terms and conditions of your membership of The Commonwealth Business Club.
Other Prevailing Conditions:
You also agree to be bound by the Articles of Association of The Commonwealth Business Club and such other by-laws of The Commonwealth Business Club as are in force from time to time.
These terms and conditions shall be construed in accordance with the laws of The United Kingdom and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the British Courts.
No rights are conferred on any person who is not a party to these terms and conditions.
You shall not assign any of your rights or obligations under these terms and conditions without our prior written consent. We shall have the right to assign or otherwise delegate all or any of our rights or obligations under these terms and conditions upon notification to you.
The Commonwealth Business Club gives you no warranty or assurance about any recommendations or referrals we make in respect of third parties and the services they supply. You should always satisfy yourself as to the status of any such third parties and the suitability of the services they supply. All implied warranties and conditions are excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law.
The Commonwealth Business Club only provides you with such recommendations and referrals on the basis that all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms are excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law (including, without limitation, the conditions implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and the use of reasonable care and skill which, but for this legal notice, might have effect in relation to any referral or recommendation).
All events must be booked and, where a fee is payable, it must be paid in advance of the event. Failure to comply could result in your place at the event being withdrawn.
Failing to attend an event does not entitle you to a refund unless you have informed us of cancellation in writing within the timescale set out in the event booking form. Any other refunds are entirely at the discretion of The Commonwealth Business Club.
Errors and omissions
Every care is taken to ensure that all information in The Commonwealth Business Club publications, including the website and e-newsletter, is correct. However, there may still be errors and we apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. If you find an error or omission, please let us know, and we will verify it and correct it as soon as possible.
The Commonwealth Business Club Online Business Forum Access (The Boardroom):
One “named” individual will have access to The Commonwealth Business Club online business forum(The Boardroom) on behalf of each registered member company/organisation.
The Commonwealth Business Club may, but is not obliged to, monitor or review any areas on the online business forum where users transmit or post communications or communicate solely with each other, including but not limited to the Members' forums, and the content of any such communications. The Commonwealth Business Club, however, will have no liability relating to the content or accuracy of any such communications, whether or not arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise. The Commonwealth Business Club retains the right to remove communication and/or information that includes any material deemed abusive, defamatory, obscene or otherwise unacceptable.
Any member found to have acted contrary to these terms and conditions and who has had communications or information placed by it on our website removed may also have its membership revoked at The Commonwealth Business Club's sole discretion and in the event, The Commonwealth Business Club exercises its rights under this provision to terminate a member's membership on this basis, then it shall immediately notify the member concerned in writing.
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms and conditions.
Other than personal data, any material, information or other communication you transmit or post to our website will be considered non-confidential. The Commonwealth Business will have no obligations with respect to such communications. The Commonwealth Business will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use the communications and all data and text embodied therein for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes.
Use of The Commonwealth Business Club Logo Terms & Conditions
Members of The Commonwealth Business Club are entitled to use The Commonwealth Business Club logo. These guidelines must be followed as a condition of its use. They are simply intended to maintain a consistent look for The Commonwealth Business Club logo and to prevent its misuse.
The logo may be used on any office stationery, marketing materials, tender documentation, vehicles and plant.
The logo may be used in monochrome or colour. If it is in colour, every effort must be made to ensure that the colours of national flags are truly represented.
At no time must the use and/or context of the logo bring The Commonwealth Business Club into disrepute. The Commonwealth Business Club will be entitled to instruct a registered firm or client to remove the logo if, at its absolute discretion, it considers that continued use is prejudicial to the good name and reputation of The Commonwealth Business Club
At no time must the use and/or context of the logo be used to imply that The Commonwealth Business Club is endorsing a member product or service.
Members may only use the logo for as long as they are registered with The Commonwealth Business Club. In the event that they are removed from the register, for any reason, Members must immediately desist from use of the logo.
The Commonwealth Business Club is not liable for any costs that may arise from the requirement for a firm or clients to cease using the logo.
If you have any queries or would like help in using the logo, please do not hesitate to contact us at: