For corporate and professional members

1. Types of Membership

1.1 Anyone who has an interest in timber and who wishes to benefit from the range of services TRADA offers to members may apply to join TRADA. There are two types of membership, Corporate and Professional.
1.2 Corporate Membership of TRADA is open to individuals or corporate bodies in any part of the world who:

1.2.1   are engaged in the production, trading or sale of timber, the manufacture of timber or timber-based products, timber treatment or timber processing or other timber-using trades or industries (except those covered by paragraph 1.3 below);
1.2.2   are suppliers to the timber and timber-using industries; or
1.2.3   are timber industry associations.

Corporate members may vote at General Meetings of TRADA.
1.3 Professional Membership of TRADA is open to individuals or corporate bodies in any part of the world who have a professional interest in the specification and use of timber (e.g. architects, specifiers, engineers, consultants, surveyors, builders, industrial designers, local authorities, educational establishments and students, building control officers and others with a similar interest).
Professional Members may not vote at General Meetings of TRADA.
All Members are subject to any Regulations and any other terms as the Board of Directors may decide from time to time.

2. Joining TRADA

2.1 If you are applying to join on behalf of your company or organisation, by completing a Membership Application Form and sending it to us you are:
2.1.1   confirming that you are authorised to apply to join TRADA on behalf of the company or organisation whose name appears in that form; and   

2.1.2   agreeing, on behalf of that company or organisation, to these Membership Terms, our Articles of Association and, on your own behalf, to our Privacy Policy.
In addition, use of any particular service such as our Bookshop, Library, or Software Tool Box, is subject to any additional terms and conditions that are applicable to that service. (We call these Service-Specific Terms.)
2.2 If there is any conflict or inconsistency between these Membership Terms and any Service-Specific Terms, those Service-Specific Terms will prevail, but only in relation to the specific service and only to the extent necessary to resolve that conflict or inconsistency.
2.3 Following receipt of the completed Membership Application Form and the appropriate Membership Fee, we will contact you by e-mail or letter to confirm the details on the form, or to let you know if we cannot, for any reason, accept and process your application.
2.4 If we accept your application, we will confirm that acceptance to you by e-mail or by letter. A contract will be created between TRADA and you (where you are joining as an individual) or your company or organisation (where you have applied on its behalf) when we send that confirmatory e-mail or letter.
2.5 The board of TRADA reserves the right to reject any application for membership, as it sees fit, without having to give any reason, subject to any right of appeal set out in our Articles of Association.
2.6 We may change these Membership Terms at any time without giving notice, so please check them whenever you complete any Membership Application Form (even if you are merely renewing an existing membership). Any change will apply to any application to join TRADA or to renew membership submitted to us after that revision has been published on this website. Please note that our General Conditions, and any Service-Specific Conditions, or our Privacy Policy may change at any time, so please check them each time you visit this website.
2.7 Right to cancel: If you are a consumer, i.e. if you are an individual and are joining TRADA for purposes outside your business, you may cancel your membership within 7 working days beginning on the day after we send you an e-mail or you receive our letter confirming our acceptance of your application to join. If you wish to cancel, please send an e-mail to that effect to: membership@trada.co.uk or write to: The Membership Administrator, TRADA, Stocking Lane, Hughenden Valley, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP14 4ND, United Kingdom
2.8 TRADA is the Timber Research and Development Association, a company limited by guarantee, registered in England under company number 286895. Our registered office is at: Stocking Lane, Hughenden Valley, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP14 4ND. "We" refers to TRADA. TRADA Technology Limited operates this Website jointly with TRADA.

3. Definitions

The following defined expressions are used in these Membership Terms:

3.1 "the Authorised Number of Users" - the number of Users who may use the Membership Services, as detailed on the Membership Application Form, or as otherwise agreed with us in writing;
3.2 "the BM TRADA Group" - BM TRADA Group Ltd and other companies within the BM TRADA Group of companies;
3.3 "the Member" - the company or organisation, or the individual, that TRADA has admitted to membership;
3.4 "the Membership Fees" - our then current membership fees. (Please note that we may revise the Membership Fees.);
3.5 "a Membership Term" - 12 months beginning on our acceptance of the application to join, or on our acceptance of any application to renew membership;
3.6 "the Membership Application Form" - the Membership Application Form or Renewal Form sent to us;
3.7 "the Membership Services" - those services that we make available to our members from time to time. (Those services may include services that we make available to non-members.);
3.8 "a User" - an individual authorised by the Member to have access to the Membership Services; and
3.9 "writing" or "written" - includes text stored or transmitted electronically.

4. Membership Services

4.1 Access to the Membership Services, and to any software, data, information and materials made available through them, is limited to the Number of Authorised Users.
4.2 The Member must ensure that all User log-ins, PINS, IDs and passwords are kept secure and confidential. The Member must inform us immediately the Member becomes aware of, or suspects, any breach of security or unauthorised use of any User log-in, PIN, ID or password. We may, at our discretion, suspend or change any User log-in, PIN, ID or password.
4.3 Neither the Member nor any User may try to circumvent the security features of this website, or tamper with, hack into, or in some other way disrupt or disable any computer system, server, website, router or other device used to host this website or make it available.
4.4 The Member must notify us as soon as possible if there is any change in the person within the Member's organisation who is responsible for liaising with TRADA or if there are any changes in his contact details.
4.5 We will try to keep the Membership Services made available via this website available to Users 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but we do not undertake or warrant that the Membership Services will operate continuously or without interruption.
4.6 We may, at any time, suspend the provision of the Membership Services and this website for the purposes of maintenance or support, or if TRADA believes or suspects that their use infringes the intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party, is in any way unlawful, or is likely to lead to anyone taking legal proceedings, or if TRADA believes or suspects that there has been a breach of any of these Membership Terms, our General Terms and Conditions or any Service-Specific Terms.
4.7 We may, at any time and from time to time change, remove or edit any of the Membership Services, or suspend the Member's and any User's access to the Membership Services or this website (or do both of those things) if anyone who appears to us to have reasonable grounds or cause for complaint requests us to do so, or if we have reasonable grounds for doing so. We reserve the right at any time to add to or delete from the Membership Services.

5. Third Party Goods, Services and Links

5.1 If the Member purchases or acquires goods or services from any third parties, even if the Member has been directed from this website to them, any contract entered into with those third parties and any use made of their website is a matter between the Member and the third parties. We have no liability for the quality or type of services or goods provided by any third party we may mention on this website or to whom this site may be linked. It is for the Member to make its own judgment about them.
5.2 Any opinion, advice, statement, service, offer, or information or content provided or made by any third party on this website, or on any site to which this site is linked, is that of the author or provider, and not of TRADA or any member of the BM TRADA Group of companies. Neither TRADA nor any member of the BM TRADA Group of companies, endorses, and they are not responsible for, the accuracy or reliability of, any such opinion, advice, statement, service, offer, information or content.
5.3 Where content or information on or services available via this website have been supplied by a third party, neither TRADA nor any member of the BM TRADA Group of companies controls or endorses them in any way. All information, content and services supplied by third parties are made available in good faith but we do not (to the extent allowed by the law) accept responsibility for their accuracy or use.
5.4 Neither TRADA nor any member of the BM TRADA Group of companies makes any representation or gives any warranty about any other websites or any opinion, advice, statement, offer, information or content on them. They have no control over their content or availability. They will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by or in connection with use of, or reliance on, any content, goods or services available on or through any other website.
5.5 Any concern about any other website should be directed to that site's website administrator or web master.

6. Intellectual Property Rights

6.1 The content and information on and services provided via this website are protected by copyright, database rights and other intellectual property rights.
6.2 Subject to Conditions 7.1 and 7.2 below and any Service-Specific Terms, each User may read, print and download parts of the material and information on this website for his private use or use in the ordinary course of the Member's business, but neither the Member nor any User may make any profit from the use of that material or information nor republish, disseminate or transmit any of it, or exploit it for commercial purposes, or make any derivative work, or copy it for any other purpose without first obtaining our written permission, or that of the rights owner.
To seek such permission please contact: information@trada.co.uk

7. Use of the TRADA Logos

7.1 Members are entitled to use the TRADA Logo in accordance with the Rules for Use of the TRADA Logos. No other use of our logos is permitted, unless you have our specific written consent to that other use.
7.2 As soon as anyone ceases to be a Member of TRADA or TRADA revokes permission to use the TRADA Logos, it must stop using them, and must immediately remove them from its business stationery, promotional materials and website. This applies even where specific written permission to use them has been given in the past.

8. Data Protection and Privacy

8.1 We want to protect the privacy of visitors to our website and that of our customers and other individuals. Please read our Privacy Policy; it will help you to understand how we use your personal data. We may change our privacy policy at any time without giving you notice, so please check it each time you visit this website.
8.2 Whenever you give us personal data, you are consenting to its collection and use in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

9. Fees and Payment

9.1 The Membership Fees payable are those in force at the date and time the Membership Application Form is sent to TRADA. We may change the Membership Fees at any time before the Membership Application Form is sent to us.
9.2 Details of our Membership Fees and the procedures for payment are displayed on this website. There are two methods of paying Membership Fees. If the Member is a corporate body or partnership, the Member may ask us to send an invoice to that body or firm. The Member will pay our invoice within 30 days after its date. In other circumstances, you must pay by credit or debit card at the time you send us the Membership Application Form. Payment of our Membership Fees will cover access to the Membership Services provided free of charge to Members during the Membership Term.
9.3 We try to ensure that the Membership Fees displayed on this website are accurate but the fees on your Membership Application Form will need to be checked. We will inform you if the Membership Fees are higher than those stated in the Membership Application Form and, if they are, you may cancel the application to join TRADA.
9.4 The Member undertakes and warrants that all details provided to us for the purpose of joining TRADA will be correct, that the credit or debit card used belongs to the Member or the person submitting the Membership Application Form on behalf of the Member and that there are sufficient funds or credit facilities to cover the Membership Fees.
9.5 We reserve the right to obtain validation of any credit or debit card details and to clear any cheque before accepting any application to join TRADA.
9.6 Membership Fees are exclusive of Value Added Tax and all similar taxes or duties.
9.7 If the Member fails to make any payment when due under these Membership Terms, we may suspend access to any or all of the Membership Services until the payment is made, without prejudice to any other rights or remedies we may have.

10. Accuracy of Information, Warranties and Disclaimer

10.1 We try to ensure that any information and content on this website that has not been supplied by a third party is accurate, but we make no representation and give no warranty that any information or content is accurate, up to date or complete. We accept no liability for any loss or damage caused by inaccurate information or content.
10.2 If any User finds any inaccurate, out of date or incomplete information or content on this website, or if it suspects that something is an infringement of intellectual property rights, it must let us know immediately by contacting information@trada.co.uk
10.3 Each User should independently verify any information and content on this website before relying on it. The information and content on and software available through this site are not intended to address any particular requirements; they do not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by TRADA or any member of the BM TRADA Group of companies and are not intended to be relied upon in making (or refraining from making) any decision. The information and content on and software available through this website are not substitutes for the exercise of professional judgement. If the User is not qualified nor experienced enough to make that judgement, he should take professional advice.
10.4 The Member is responsible for ensuring that its computer systems are suitable to access and use this website. We do not warrant that any software or content available through this website will be free from viruses or other code that might be harmful. The Member is responsible for implementing sufficient anti-virus and other security checks to ensure the accuracy of data input and output.

11. Liability

11.1 The information and material on this website are provided on the basis that neither TRADA nor any member of the BM TRADA Group of companies has any liability for that information or material.
11.2 Neither TRADA nor any member of the BM TRADA Group of companies has any liability for the inability of anyone to access this website or any information or material on it, and they do not warrant that this site or the Membership Services will be available without interruption.
11.3 Neither TRADA nor any member of the BM TRADA Group of companies is responsible for, and they will have no liability for, any error or corruption or breach of security resulting from the transmission of any information or material over any telecommunications network.
11.4 Neither TRADA nor any member of the BM TRADA Group of companies excludes or limits its liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or for any fraud on its part, or for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.
11.5 Subject to Condition 11.4, neither TRADA nor any member of the BM TRADA Group of companies will be liable for any indirect or consequential loss, or for any loss of business, profit, revenue, goodwill or data, lost or wasted management time or the lost time of other employees arising from any use of this website or any information or material on it, or any service made available through it (whether that loss is direct or indirect).
11.6 The total liability of TRADA and the members of the BM TRADA Group of companies (whether in contract or tort, including but not limited to negligence, or arising in any other way, and whether or not of a kind foreseeable by them) will be limited to damages which will not exceed, in aggregate, the Membership Fees paid to TRADA by the Member during the 12 months before the event giving rise to the claim, or £1,000, whichever is greater.
11.7 Except as expressly set out in any Service-Specific Terms (which apply only in relation to the specific service), all warranties, representations, terms, conditions and undertakings, whether implied by statute, common law, custom, trade usage, course of dealing or otherwise (including any implied warranty, representation, term, condition or undertaking of satisfactory quality or fitness for a particular purpose) are excluded to the fullest extent allowed by law.
11.8 Neither TRADA nor any member of the BM TRADA Group of companies makes any representation or gives any warranty that the information and material on this website, or any service made available through it, are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United Kingdom.
11.9 If the use of any information or material on this website, or any service made available through it, is unlawful in any jurisdiction (because of any User's or the Member's nationality, residence or for some other reason), that information, material or service is not offered. If the Member or any User is resident outside the United Kingdom it must satisfy itself that it is lawfully able to use the information, materials and service. Neither TRADA nor any member of the BM TRADA Group of companies accepts any liability, to the extent allowed by the law, for any costs, losses or damages resulting from or related to the access or attempted access of any information, materials or service by anyone outside the UK.
11.10 Neither TRADA nor any member of the BM TRADA Group of companies will be liable for any loss or damage caused by any delay or failure to perform any of its obligations if that delay or failure is beyond its reasonable control.

12. Term and Termination

12.1 Subject to Conditions 2.7, 12.2, 12.3 and 12.4 the Member's membership of TRADA will last for the Membership Term.
12.2 TRADA may suspend the Member's right to use the Membership Services at any time if the Member has not paid any sum to TRADA by the due date, or if the Member is in breach of these Membership Terms, our General Terms and Conditions or any of the Service-Specific Terms.
12.3 Membership of TRADA may also be terminated in accordance with our Articles of Association.
12.4 The termination or expiry of membership will not affect any accrued rights or liabilities of TRADA or the Member.
12.5 Conditions 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.4, 12.5, and 13 will survive the termination or expiry of membership and will continue indefinitely.

13. General

13.1 No delay, neglect or forbearance on our part in enforcing any provision of these Membership Terms will be, or be deemed to be, a waiver or in any way prejudice any of our rights.
13.2 If any provision of these Membership Terms is (for any reason), held to be unenforceable, illegal or invalid in some other way, the unenforceable, illegal or invalid provision will not affect the remainder of these Membership Terms, and they will continue in full force and effect.
13.3 These Membership Terms are governed by English law and the Member agrees to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. The place of performance will be England.
13.4 No addition to or modification of any provision of these Membership Terms will be binding on TRADA unless made in writing and signed by its duly authorised representatives.
13.5 These Membership Terms together with our Articles of Association, our General Terms and Conditions, the Terms for the Use of the TRADA Logo, any Service-Specific Terms, our Privacy Policy and the Membership Application Form, and any payment method instructions, contain the entire agreement and understanding between TRADA and the Member. They supersede any earlier agreements, understandings or arrangements (whether oral and written) relating to the subject matter of these Membership Terms. The Member acknowledges that it is not joining TRADA on the basis of any statement, representation, warranty or other provision except those expressly contained or referred to in these Membership Terms. Nothing in this Condition limits or excludes TRADA's liability for fraud.
13.6 The Member may not assign, sub-license or otherwise transfer any of its rights or obligations as a member.
13.7 Nothing in these Membership Terms confers or purports to confer on anyone except the Member any right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or in any other way to enforce any of these Membership Terms.