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Terms and Conditions of BPCG Membership

Welcome to the British Polymer Clay Guild. Please take the time to read and understand these terms and conditions.

In these Membership Terms, Content means all the content available on the website including tutorials, courses, videos, eBooks, sample files and user Facebook content. Website or Site refers to the British Polymer Clay Guilds website. BPCG refers to British Polymer Clay Guild.


1. Payment Agreement Contract

You agree to pay the membership fees in full for 12 months membership to the BPCG. We will send you an email before your membership is due to expire to let you know you need to renew.


2. Cancellations and Refunds

You will remain a member and have access to the website, content and the members-only Facebook group until the end of your 12 month membership period. If you wish to leave the guild and no longer be a member before the end of your membership period please contact us.

The BPCG is a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers. We regret that it is not possible to refund any membership payments. Once you are a member you can access the members-only content on the website which includes digital content, some of which can be downloaded, of much greater value than the membership fee.

No partial refunds are given should you cancel your membership before your renewal date, however you will retain access to the membership benefits until the end of your annual membership period.


3. Membership

If you are under 18 years, you need your parents’ permission before becoming a member.

Your Membership is non-transferable. You must not share your username and/or password with anyone else or allow anyone else to access the Site using your membership.

Membership is based on your subscription fees which are detailed on the website. Your membership, or access to Content and areas of the Site, will be suspended or cancelled if we do not receive the fees for your membership.

Whilst we welcome members from outside the UK to join us we are currently unable to send prizes and DVD or book library loans outside of the UK.


4. Availability and Use of the Site

The Site will usually be available at all times. However, occasionally we may need to interrupt or suspend your access to the Site or the provision of the Site’s services and Content, for maintenance, technical or other reasons.

When accessing and using the Site and its services and Content, you must comply with any directions or instructions posted on the Site.

The website and Facebook Group Content will be updated, changed or removed from time to time, at our discretion, so we can’t guarantee that specific Content will always be available.


5. Rights to Content; intellectual property

Each item of Content is copyright of its author. We own any BPCG - contributed Content, and all other rights in the Site including its design, compilation and look and feel.

Your membership gives you the right to use the Content for personal purposes. You must not redistribute or share Content (such as tutorials, eBooks, videos, courses and source files. If you want to share the Content, please ask your friends to become members too as the membership fee is low and there is a wealth of content available.

You may freely use the procedures and techniques demonstrated in the Content (that is, the knowledge you gain) for personal purposes or to make items for sale unless the particular content states otherwise. You may not teach workshops using any of the Content or from what you have learnt from the Content. If you have any queries about this please do ask us.

Members' images submitted via email, Facebook or directly to the website may be used by the guild on the website, on social media and in published materials. If you do not wish your images to be used please refrain from submitting them. Contact us if you have any queries or comments about this.


6. Intellectual property complaints

We respect the intellectual property rights of others and require that you do the same.

Please contact us if you believe that your intellectual property or other rights are being affected by anything on the Site.


8. Privacy

How we collect, store and use personal information about you is set out in our Privacy Policy.

Personal information that you disclose may be used by the British Polymer Clay Guild in relation to your membership and the Site, including marketing activities.

We may disclose any personal information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or government request.


9. Refusal, suspension or termination of membership

If we consider you in breach of these Membership Terms, any other Site rules, or applicable law we may , at our discretion, immediately suspend or terminate your membership and access to the Site.

We reserve the right to refuse membership if we feel this is appropriate to protect the Guild as a whole.


10. Liability and disclaimer

The BPCG and affiliates are not liable for indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, loss or revenue or loss of profits which result from any use of or access to, or any inability to use or access, the Site.

We will do our best, but cannot guarantee, that the Content or the Site will have uninterrupted access or be free from errors, harmful components and viruses.

11. Changes to Membership Terms

We may change these Membership Terms from time to time, but we will notify members before doing so. You will be given the opportunity to cancel your membership if you do not want to accept the changes. If you do not opt out in this way, your continued membership and use of the Site will be an acceptance of the updated Membership Terms.

Last updated 28th August 2021

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