NORWEGIAN-BRITISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERSHIP TERMS AND CONDITIONS (11 June 2023)
These general Terms and Conditions of membership (“Terms”) together with the Articles of Association (as amended from time to time) govern your relationship with the Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce of 1A Cobham Mews, Agar Grove, London NW1 9SB, a company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with number 00098126 (“the Chamber”, “we”, “us”, “our”).
Any reference in these Terms to a statute or statutory provision shall be construed as a reference to the same as amended, consolidated, modified, extended, re-enacted or replaced from time to time.
The headings in these Terms are for convenience only and shall not affect the construction of these Terms.
In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between any of the conditions set out in these Terms and any of the articles within the Articles of Association, the relevant condition set out in these Terms shall take precedence and apply.
1.1 Applications for Membership
1.2 Membership of the Chamber is open to either public or private business organisations or individuals in a business or education environment who are interested in the object of the Chamber (as set out in article 2 of the Articles of Association).
1.3 Admission is dependent on membership applications being approved by the Chamber and payment of the first Annual Subscription (as defined below), as applicable for the category of membership for which such organisation or person is applying.
1.4 Whenever you provide information to us, you agree to:
(a) provide information which is accurate, complete and not misleading; and
(b) maintain and promptly update such information to keep it accurate and complete.
2 Membership Categories
The Chamber offers different categories of membership for companies, professionals and students. For more information on the different membership offerings available, and the benefits included under each of these memberships, please consult our website.
3 Membership Fees
3.1 You agree to pay an annual subscription fee (“Annual Subscription”) to the Chamber, the sum of which may be set by the Chamber from time to time.
3.2 The membership period for each category of membership offered by the Chamber will run for twelve (12) months from 1 January to 31 December each year.
3.3 Members may apply to and join the Chamber at any time and will pay their Annual Subscription
pro rata to the date that they join during the course of the year. Those members who join midyear
be invoiced for the date of joining up to the 31 December.
3.4 Memberships are automatically renewed each year on 1 January (“Renewal Date”). We typically
invoice members for the Annual Subscription around 30 days prior to the Renewal Date, unless
you cancel your membership by giving us at least one (1) month’s written notice prior to the
Renewal Date in the relevant calendar year.
3.5 Payment of the Annual Subscription shall be made in accordance with the terms set out within
the relevant Annual Subscription invoice issued to you.
4 Conduct of Members
4.1 Business Conduct
(a) Each member must use his, her or their reasonable endeavours to promote the object
of the Chamber and shall not do anything that is contrary to the interests of that object
or is likely to harm the reputation of the Chamber.
(b) Unless given permission to do so by the Council Board (“Board”), members must not:
(i) hold himself, herself or themselves out as a member of the Board or as a
(ii) use the name, address or logo of the Chamber in any advertisement,
prospectus or letter heading for business purposes; or
(iii) send unsolicited mail or spam to other members.
(c) Members must:
(i) behave ethically in all their dealings with the Chamber and other members and
their respective representatives and guests; and
(d) When attending Chamber meetings, functions and events (wherever and howsoever
held), members or any representative of a corporate member must at all times:
(i) conduct themselves with decorum;
(ii) comply with and obey any reasonable requests made of him, her or them by
individual members of the Board in relation to his, her or their attendance; and
(iii) avoid making any remarks or doing anything that is slanderous, racist, sexist,
discriminatory, inappropriate or likely to be considered as such by a reasonable
(a) Members (including any representative of a corporate member) may bring a guest to
the regular networking events organised by the Chamber unless the guest:
(i) has attended two or more Chamber Events in the previous calendar year but has not applied for membership; or
(ii) was formerly a member but whose membership has been terminated.
(b) Members are solely responsible for the conduct and behaviour of any representative or guest whom they invite to attend a Chamber event.
5 Use of the Chamber’s address
Members must not use the Chamber’s registered office address or any other address of the Chamber as his or her own address for any purpose.
6.1 You are entitled to terminate your membership at any time by giving us at least one (1) month’s written notice to the following address: 1A Cobham Mews, Agar Grove, London NW1 9SB.
6.2 The Chamber reserves the right to terminate your membership at any time by giving fourteen (14) days’ written notice if in the reasonable opinion of the Chamber:
(a) you behave inappropriately towards other members or towards the Chamber;
(b) you act or threaten to act in a manner which is contrary to the interests of the Chamber as a whole; or
(c) you are found guilty of conduct which has or is likely to have a serious adverse effect on the Chamber or bring the Chamber or any or all of the members of the Board into disrepute.
6.3 In addition to the rights set out in condition 6.2 above, the Chamber reserves the right to terminate your membership without notice if any Annual Subscription payable by you to the Chamber remains unpaid within three (3) months of it falling due.
6.4 In addition to what is set out in conditions 6.2 and 6.3 above, you will also cease to be a member if you are an individual, upon your death, or if you are an organisation, upon your organisation ceasing to exist.
6.5 For the avoidance of doubt, if your membership has been terminated pursuant to conditions 6.2 or 6.3 above, you will not be entitled on termination of your membership to any refund, either in full or in part, of any Annual Subscription that you have already paid and you will remain liable to pay to the Chamber any Annual Subscription you have been invoiced for that has not yet been paid.
7 Limitation of liability
7.1 Nothing in these Terms shall in any way exclude or restrict our liability for:
(a) death or personal injury resulting from our negligence;
(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
(c) any other liability which cannot be excluded or restricted by law.
7.2 Subject to condition 7.1 above, the Chamber’s maximum aggregate liability to you and any guest or attendee whose attendance is booked and/or paid for by you, and all losses, claims, demands, damages, costs and/or expenses of any kind howsoever arising out of or in connection with any event (including in respect of negligence), shall not exceed the price paid by the relevant member for the event in question.
8 Force Majeure
8.1 In circumstances where an event is cancelled for a reason that is beyond the reasonable control of the Chamber including, without limitation:
(a) acts of God, flood, drought, earthquake or natural disaster;
(b) epidemic or pandemic;
(c) military action, armed conflict, acts of terrorism or war;
(d) nuclear, chemical or biological contamination or sonic boom;
(e) any law or action taken by a government or public authority;
(f) collapse of buildings, fire, explosion or accident; and
(g) industrial disputes affecting any third party,
8.1 (a)-(g) inclusive to be defined as a “Force Majeure Event”) no refund of fees which have already been to the Chamber paid shall be available.
8.2 The Chamber reserves the right to reschedule an event in the case of a Force Majeure Event.
9.1 How we use your personal information
(c) You will also be required to comply with Data Protection Legislation where applicable.
(d) Corporate members must ensure that they have provided any required notices and obtained the necessary consents or permissions or are otherwise authorised to disclose and enable the lawful transfer of personal data to use for the purposes of these Terms. This condition does not relieve or replace any similar or related obligation under any relevant Data Protection Legislation.
9.2 Right to vary the Terms
We have the right to revise and amend these Terms at any time in our sole discretion.
9.3 Third Party rights
No person who is not a party to these Terms shall have the right (whether under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise) to enforce any condition of these Terms.
Any waiver of a breach or of default under any of the conditions of these Terms shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach or default and shall in no way affect the other conditions in these Terms.
If at any time any condition of these Terms (or part of any condition) is held by a court or any other competent authority to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such condition(s) shall be deemed to be deleted or omitted from these Terms (as applicable) and the legality, validity or enforceability of the remaining conditions of these Terms shall in no way be affected or impaired as a result of that deletion or omission.
9.6 Governing law and jurisdiction
These Terms and any non-contractual obligations arising out of or in connection with them shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the parties irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales in connection with any dispute (whether contractual or non-contractual) arising out of or in connection with these Terms.