Terms and Conditions of Professional Membership
Please read these terms and conditions carefully before applying for membership
Lecture In Progress Limited (“We”, “us”) operate the website lectureinprogress.com (“our site”) and these terms and conditions apply to membership of our site for Professionals. In applying for membership, you confirm that you accept these terms and conditions of membership and that you agree to comply with them.
Applying for membership
You can apply for membership of our site through the sign up process on our site. You can view the categories of membership available and the applicable fees (which are inclusive of VAT) on our site by clicking here. Your application for membership will be subject to acceptance by us, which we will confirm by email to you. If for some reason we are not able to accept your application for membership, we will contact you by email as soon as possible and inform you of the reason for this.
Our site is provided for domestic and private use only and is directed to people residing or studying in the United Kingdom.
As part of your membership, we offer you a free trial period for 14 days. During this time you can access the content on our site but payment will not be taken until after the end of your trial period.
Your membership will continue automatically after the end of the trial period unless you cancel your membership before the trial period ends. We will take payment of the fee at the end of the trial period. Your paid membership will run for twelve months from the first day following the end of the trial period.
Membership fees and period of membership
You can pay for membership using any of the methods specified on the Payment Methods page on our site. You will need to provide us with your payment details when you sign up for membership. Payment for memberships is in advance and we will charge you for the initial 12 month subscription following completion of your trial period.
Membership to our site starts at the time your membership application is accepted by us and this is when the trial period will begin. Unless we end your subscription earlier in accordance with these terms and conditions or we cannot take payment, your membership shall last for the initial period of 12 months. We will contact you by email before the end of your membership subscription to inform you that your membership will soon expire and inform you of the membership fee for the subsequent year (where a fee applies). Unless you inform us of a wish not to renew your membership, your membership will automatically renew annually and we will charge you for the next year’s membership fee on or around the date of renewal.
Keep your login details private
You must treat your user account details and password as confidential and not disclose these details to any other person. Permission for members to access our site is personal to you, meaning that you cannot grant access to anyone else using your details, whether on a permanent or temporary basis.
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows or has used your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us (contact details below).
Content of our site
The content on our site covers a range of topics which we hope will be of interest to you. We will update and refresh the content from time to time.
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.
The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. Some of the content on the site is provided to us by third parties and we have no control over this content. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.
We also do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted, error-free or meet your requirements.
You also acknowledge that your use of our site may be subject to limitations, delays and other problems inherent in the use of communications networks and facilities, including the internet, and the transfer of data across such communication facilities, and we are not responsible for any loss or damage resulting from such.
We may update and change our site from time to time to:
- reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements;
- to implement technical adjustments and improvements, for example to address a security threat or to provide additional features; or
- reflect changes to our members’ needs and our business priorities (provided that if you have paid for your membership these changes do not prevent you receiving the access to our site which you signed up for).
How you may use the material on our site
We are the owner of all intellectual property rights in our site and we either own the material published on our site or we have permission from third parties to publish their material on our site. Our site and those works published on it are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off and download any pages from our site for your personal use and you may also draw the attention of others to content posted on our site.
However, you must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining written permission to do so from us or the applicable owner of the content. If you wish to make use of any content on our site for such purposes, please contact us by email. You also must not use our site or information contained on our site to build a product or service which competes with our site.
Rules about sharing content from our site
We encourage members to share the content of our site via their social media pages by clicking on the share option next to such content on our site.
However, because membership fees apply to our site, you must not share content in any other way which enables people who do not have membership to access content of our site that is reserved for members.
In particular, you must not:
- share screen grabs of our site;
- frame any content of our site;
- share any content in a way that could damage our reputation or take advantage of it, or which is otherwise unfair or illegal;
- establish a link to our site in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists; or
- establish a link to our site in any website or social media page that is not owned by you (unless you have the permission of the owner to do so).
You need to comply in all respects with the acceptable use content standards contained in these terms and conditions and as we may specify from time to time.
If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact us.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
We are not responsible for websites we link to
Where our site contains links to other sites, promotions and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval or endorsement by us of those linked websites, promotions or information you may obtain from them.
Any third party advertisements, offer or promotions displayed on our site will be subject to the terms and conditions specified by those third parties which you should read. We are not responsible for the fulfilment of any such offers, promotions or transactions and you should contact such third parties directly in relation to any queries you may have in connection with them.
We have no control over the contents of third party sites or resources, and if you visit these sites you will be subject to all applicable terms and conditions of use and privacy relevant to those sites or resources. You acknowledge that your choice to access such third party sites and offers shall be solely at your own risk. We shall have no liability or obligation whatsoever in relation to the content or use of, or correspondence with, any such third-party website, or any transactions completed, and any contract entered into shall be between you with any such third party (not us).
We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them
We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site, and you should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs, spyware, or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. Breach of this provision would be a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 and in the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them.
Cancelling or ending your membership
Right to change your mind
You have a right to change your mind within 14 days of your membership being created (during the trial period), or within 14 days of any renewal, in which case we will not take the membership fee.
After your right to change your mind has expired, you can decide to end your subscription to our site at any time, but you will not be entitled to a refund of fees paid in advance unless you are entitled to under the below terms.
If you want to end the contract because of something we have done or have told you we are going to do
If you have paid for membership, we have a legal duty to supply the membership in conformity with the description we provided for that category of membership during the sign up process on our site and these terms and conditions.
If the category of membership you have signed up to is misdescribed by us (or if we have told you about an error in the price or description of the subscription you signed up to and you do not wish to proceed), you may have a legal right to end the contract and receive a full refund. Nothing in these terms will affect your legal rights.
You may also end your membership and receive a refund for the unexpired period of your membership if:
- we have told you about an upcoming change to the product or these terms which you do not agree to (except changes permitted under the heading Content On Our Site above); or
- we have suspended access to our site for technical reasons, or notify you we are going to suspend them for technical reasons, in each case for a period of more than 30 days.
How to cancel
To cancel your subscription within the cancellation period set out above, please either click on the link shown on our email confirming your membership and complete and submit the cancellation form or click on the 'cancel' links on the site. To end your membership for one of the other reasons permitted under these terms and conditions, please email us at the address below. Where you are entitled to a refund, we will refund you by the method you used for payment as soon as possible and, if you are exercising you right to cancel, within 14 days of you telling us that you have changed your mind.
Our rights to end your membership
We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. In those circumstances, we will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal. If you have paid a membership fee and our site is suspended for more than 30 days or withdrawn, we will refund any sums you have paid in advance in respect of any period after the date the site is withdrawn.
We may end or suspend your membership at any time by writing to you if:
- you do not pay the membership fees due;
- you do not, within a reasonable time of us asking for it, provide us with information that is necessary for us to provide your membership (such as your contact details and (if applicable) evidence of eligibility for student category membership); or
- you use our site in breach of any of the terms of your membership, including these terms and conditions.
On termination of your membership, your right to use our site and its content will cease immediately. If we end your membership due to your breach of these terms and conditions, we shall be entitled (notwithstanding our other rights and remedies to compensate us) to retain all subscription fees paid by you up the time your membership ends (including fees in respect of any period after such end date).
Access to our site is provided to members on an “as is” basis. All warranties, representations, conditions and all other terms of any kind whatsoever implied by statute or common law are, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, excluded from this agreement.
Please also note that you can only use the site for domestic and private purposes (which can include your own career development), and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, damage to goodwill, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
Each of the paragraphs of these terms and conditions of membership operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect. These terms are between you and us, and no other person shall have any rights to enforce any of them.
If we do not insist immediately that you do anything you are required to do under these terms, or if we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breaking these terms and conditions, that will not mean that you do not have to do those things and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date.
Please note that these terms and conditions of membership, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction except that if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.
Lecture in Progress Limited.
Incorporated in England and Wales under company number 10355011.
Our registered office is at 21 Downham Road, London, United Kingdom, N1 5AA
To contact us in connection with these terms and conditions of membership and for any other general enquiries, please email [email protected].