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Membership Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions of membership apply where you choose to apply as a member of the National Skills Academy for Social Care (‘the Skills Academy’). The term ‘you’ refers to ‘the member’ and ‘us’ refers to ‘the Skills Academy’.

The Skills Academy reserves the right to change or update the terms and conditions without prior notice.

Any revisions to these membership terms and conditions will be notified to members via email.

1. Membership application

The National Skills Academy for Social Care’s Organisation and Individual membership are different categories as reflected in the membership fees and benefits.

Neither category of membership can be ‘lent’ nor transferred to any other organisation or individual, or benefits, offers or services used by any other than the named organisation or individual.

2. Payment

Membership is fixed for a term of 12 months unless otherwise specifically stated and starts on the day your payment is received.

You will receive an email to confirm receipt of payment.

Payment for may be made by cheque or you may pay online and you will be invoiced by the Skills Academy.

If you have any difficulties please call the membership team on 0203 011 5272 or email: membership@nsasocialcare.co.uk.

3. Personal details

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 or any other change that will affect your profile, you must update your profile through your account on the Skills Academy website, or informing the membership team by email : membership@nsasocialcare.co.uk or by telephone: 0203 011 5272.

4. Data protection

Any personal information you provide to us will be kept securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998) and any other applicable data protection legislation.

Where you obtain information about other Skills Academy members you must use this in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998).

Other members may also use the data you make available on the Skills Academy website/in the members’ area of the Skills Academy website.

You should not make any information public that you do not want other members or other people generally to know.

If you have any concerns about the way your data is being used, please contact the membership team on 0203 011 5272 or email membership@nsasocialcare.co.uk.

5. Benefits

As a member of the Skills Academy you will be able to access a range of benefits designed to support you.

Each benefit or service offered has its own terms and conditions.

Member benefits are only accessible if your membership is active.

Member benefits may change from time to time without prior notice.

6. Renewal

Membership is for the term of 12 months unless otherwise specifically stated.

Full renewal details will be sent as part of your renewal reminder.

If your membership lapses, you will not be able to access the members area of the website or your member benefits until the membership is renewed.

7. Cancellation

Your membership services commence immediately your payment is received.

To cancel your membership you will need to notify us by email, stating a reason, which will be recorded for internal use only.

Should you wish to cancel your membership, you will not be refunded.

8. Breach of membership

The Skills Academy reserves the right to rescind membership under certain conditions.

For example, if by poor conduct, either professionally or personally you bring the reputation of the Skills Academy into disrepute, we reserve the right to temporarily suspend or permanently cancel your membership without refunding any part of your membership fee.

As stated previously (see 1. Membership application) neither category of membership can be ‘lent’ or transferred to any other organisation or individual, or benefits, offers or services used by any other than the named organisation or individual.

If this is proved to be the case, the Skills Academy reserves the right to immediately cancel your membership without refunding any part of your membership fee.

9. Disclaimers and exclusion of liability

Although care is taken to ensure that the information on the Skills Academy website is accurate and up to date, we cannot accept any responsibility for mistakes or omissions, in particular any articles in our archives which may be out of date.

Although we will do our best to ensure the quality of the information we publish directly, we enter into no express or implied conditions, warranties, terms or representations regarding the quality, accuracy or completeness of the information.

10. Links

The Skills Academy website may contain links to other websites not operated or controlled by us.

If you use these links, you will leave our website.

These links are provided for convenience only and do not constitute any endorsement by us of organisations or individuals promoted on the linked websites, their products or services, unless explicitly stated by the Skills Academy.

11. Intellectual property rights

The intellectual property rights (including, without limitation, copyright and trade marks) in all material on the Skills Academy (including, without limitation, text, images and plans) are owned by the Skills Academy unless otherwise stated.

If you wish to use them as a member, please contact the membership team on 0203 011 5272 or email membership@nsasocialcare.co.uk.

12. Governing law

These terms and conditions shall be interpreted in accordance with English law and all disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.