As an association we value our members and those whom purchase services through us. Our legal policy (and terms and conditions of membership as well as general terms and conditions) are in place to protect us and our members.
If you have any questions about the document contained please don’t hesitate to contact us.
By viewing any part of our website you agree to be bound by our legal policy, available below;
For the duration of this document the term ‘BMABA’, ‘We’ or ‘Us’ will refer to the British Martial Arts & Boxing Association
(BMABA.COM) and any necessarily affiliated member, instructor, member of staff, director or affiliate.
Our website is provided ‘as is’ and hence forth any use is done so entirely at your own risk. We can not be held liable or
accountable for any omissions, errors or un-foreseen / un-desired effects that may result from a direct or in-direct use of our website.
All content is strictly copyright (c) BMABA.COM where applicable. All other content / data is used with permission where applicable. All posts, articles, pages, content, data, material and / or other media / publications are provided ‘as is’ and we are not to be held accountable, without any limitations, for any results or effects of using the website, service, products or data. We must inform you that you are viewing and interacting with our site entirely at your own risk. By viewing any part of our website (or affiliated websites) you are agreeing in full to these terms.
ADDITIONAL MEMBERSHIP TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The following terms are to be binding in additional to the general membership terms and conditions which is viewable when signing up to join our Association.
OUR RELEASE FROM ANY LIABILITY DUE TO ERROR, OMISSION OR ANY OTHER UNDESIRED ACTION, REACTION OR RESPONSE
We’re a friendly bunch here and we live to ensure our Association sets the UK’s standards. With that in mind we are always available, (almost) 24/7 to answer any questions you’ve got and help you out if you experience any problems. That said, our service and association to us is entirely at your own risk and we can not be held responsible for any liability that may arise through membership with us or any services, product, offering, free resource, tool, content or other type of media, product or advice we offer to you.
The use of our free website is provided as a free service and is supplied ‘as is’ without guarantee over the safety of data or the ongoing support & functionality of the website, whether implied or not. The free website offer is to be used at your own risk and you are to be held accountable for any issues that may arise from it’s use including (but not limiting to) loss of data, content or trade.
INSURANCE PURCHASES & MEMBERSHIP THAT INCLUDES INSURANCE [TERMS AND CONDITIONS]
Purchasing insurance isn’t like any usual transaction or purchase – it needs to be carefully considered prior to purchase as all insurance policies are strictly no refundable.
When purchasing your insurance along with membership it’s particularly important you are well informed on the product you are paying for and that you are sure it will meet your requirements and needs as best possible.
Because your purchasing insurance along with membership (which is allocated free of charge for customers purchasing insurance policies) we’ll be taking the data given to us in this application form and directly inputting it into our insurance database which will form the policy & agreement between you and the chosen insurer.
We act as an agent for the insurer and our Association does not directly insure you. Because of this it’s really important you take the time to ensure the data you enter is both accurate and genuine. All insurance policies are strictly non-refundable once they’ve been activated and we can’t refund the policy for you regardless of the circumstances so if it’s not fitting or right for you it’s important you check that now before completing your application to join us.
Because you’re taking out insurance with us along with membership we’ll need to assume you’ve fully read and understood this page and that you also fully understand the policy, the product, what it covers & what it does not. If you are unsure about any of this please do check the policy information on the above page or contact us BEFORE completing your purchase – to remind you once more – we are unable to refund any insurance policies once issued regardless of the circumstances.
By making a purchase you agree to be fully accountable and liable for any consequences, whether direct or indirect, which may arise from taking out a policy with us.
Membership is provided freely with a policy and is not non-purchasable.
If you’ve already looked in detail at the insurance page and can see that the policy is both fitting for your purposes and that you’re legally & professionally entitled to the policy please check the box to agree that you take full responsibility for your own actions and for the policy activated on your behalf.
We are not to be held liable for any ineffective or non-useful policies activated. If you are in any doubt please, please contact us first.
DUTY OF DISCLOSURE
You have a duty to disclose all material facts to us when requested, or should a circumstance change. This includes anything that may or may not affect our ability or decision to license, certify, represent, associate or otherwise communicate with you as an instructor.
Should you not disclose key material information or any fact, information, adverse event or other such related piece of information (that shall be assessed at the discretion of our association) you are liable to expulsion from the organisation.
AGREEMENT TO FOLLOW ASSOCIATION REGULATION & FOLLOW REGULATORY GUIDANCE
We are not a government recognised national governing body however we are an association with articles of association, a charter and other constitutional components. You are under no obligation to join our association and as such, do so voluntarily.
As you join us on a voluntary basis you agree to follow our association issued regulations and compulsory requirements, choosing to use us as a governing body.
Failure to comply with key regulatory information may result in disciplinary action.
SAFEGUARDING & DBS CHECKS
It is your obligation, responsibility and duty to ensure you are fit, safe and legally entitled to teach your students.
If this includes working with vulnerable adults and / or children and/or any other person that requires safeguarding, it is solely your responsibility to ensure you have conducted due diligence and have in place the correct checks, policies, qualifications and procedures.
As an association we may or may not issue guidance, regulation or compulsory requirements however this should not be deemed or assessed to be adequate for your own personal or professional arrangements. You MUST ensure you have properly assessed this key exposure properly before teaching and if any doubt, please contact our safeguarding officer (via our member’s area once registered) or our office directly.
It is your responsibility to ensure you are properly and adequately insured for all activities, disciplines or classes you instruct. Purchasing or activating BMABA insurance – be it event, instructor or student does not necessary mean you have covered all of your legal requirements and you should consider each cover’s range, scope, exclusions, conditions and structure to ensure it is sufficient for your needs.
We reserve the right to refuse insurance on any basis without notification or justification, or to withdraw insurance at any point provided notice in some form is offered.
It is solely your responsibility to ensure any insurances are renewed, activated or otherwise administered in accordance with your needs and / or any conditions set forth in the policy.
You are responsible for ensuring you are properly insured for any teaching you undertake.
FIRST AID OBLIGATIONS
You are required to hold relevant first aid training and a relevant first aid qualification in order to teach. It is your responsibility to ensure you have met any and all legal requirements and are properly trained, qualified and equipped to deal with any medical emergency. Any guidance or help offered by our association on this subject should be taken as non-binding and is not advice. You must ensure you have assessed your suitability properly prior to teaching.
OUR RIGHT TO TERMINATION OF SERVICE OR ENDORSEMENT
We are fiercely committed to offering the best possible services, licensing, features and Associationship available in the market, however, we are hereby released from any liability that may arise from external factors beyond our control, such as government or industry regulations that prohibit, limit or stop any service, licensing and/or membership feature (advertised or non-advertised). This also includes release from liability in the event that our body should ever be required by law, regulation or requirement to stop trading, to change the services we provide or to change the members we serve or entry criteria we require.
You agree that you understand events beyond our control will not be held against us and that you knowingly except any associated risk or loss that may arise from use of our services, Association, licensing or other product(s).
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AS AN INSTRUCTOR WITH US
We are an association designed to help our members share, collaborate and develop. That said, our organisation is strictly for those already qualified to teach. It is your responsibility to ensure you are fully DBS checked, first aid trained and insured appropriately for the training or class you’re running. You must have a safeguarding policy in place that will protect your members – this is really important and something you should already have prior to joining us. We will not tolerate any person(s) failing to disclose important information relating to safeguarding, child protection, past convictions or other such legal / safety issues.
As we represent more than 150 styles and disciplines, we can’t put into place individual guidelines on safeguarding, protection and insurances. Therefore, it is your responsibility to ensure you have checked that your current circumstances are appropriate.
All information provided to us from you is accepted with utmost faith however we exercise the right to check, and challenge, any documentation presented to us. Where information is provided that leads to verification of a certain aspect of your instruction, it is your responsibility to ensure this remains a true and accurate reflection of your circumstance.
ADVERTISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS
All advertised services and membership features, benefits, licensing and/or insurance are advertised in good-faith. We do reserve the right to revoke any selected membership feature, licensing, insurance or member benefit and any other product / service at our sole discretion without notice or reason for any required purpose, however we will always do all possible to ensure our members and potential members are only supplied accurate information at all times.
services offered by BMABA.
Personal identification information
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users
visit our site, register on the site, place an order, subscribe to the newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in
connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as
appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.
Non-personal identification information
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal
identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.
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How we use collected information
BMABA may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:
– To improve customer service
Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
– To personalize user experience
We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
– To improve our Site
We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
– To process payments
We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.
– To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature
To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
– To send periodic emails
We may use the email address to send User information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or User may contact us via our Site.
How we protect your information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.
Sharing your personal information
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.
Third party websites
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers,
advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and
are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services,
including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.
Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
This document was last updated on May 28, 2013