Terms and Conditions
British Universities and Colleges Sport Limited - http://www.bucs.org.uk
Terms and Conditions
License to use website
User generated content
Limitiations of liability
Breaches of these terms and conditions
Online payments - General
Online payments (card) through BUCS.org.uk
Requesting online payments (invoices) through BUCS.org.uk
Sharing Payment information
Exclusion of third party rights
Booking Terms and Conditions
Credit Terms and Conditions
Law and Jurisdiction
Registrations and authorisations
These terms and conditions govern your use of our website; by using our website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use our website.
(2) Licence to use website
Unless otherwise stated, BUCS own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the licence below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.
You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.
You must not (unless permission is granted by BUCS):
(a) republish material from this website (including republication on another website);
(b) sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;
(c) show any material from the website in public;
[(d) reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on our website for a commercial purpose;
[(e) edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or
[(f) redistribute material from this website [except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution (such as the BUCS Essentials email and/or HTML emails)].
Where content is specifically made available for redistribution, it may only be redistributed within your university, team, region or club – dependent on the content.
(3) Acceptable use
You must not use our website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.
You must not use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.
You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our express written consent.
You must not use our website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.
You must not use our website for any purposes related to marketing without our express written consent.
(4) Restricted access
Access to certain areas of our website is restricted to BUCS members (university sports departments). We reserve the right to restrict access to areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion.
If we provide you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of our website or other content or services, you must ensure that that user ID and password is kept confidential.
We may disable your user ID and password in our sole discretion without notice or explanation.
(5) User generated content
In these terms and conditions, “your user content” means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to our website, for whatever purpose.
You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in any existing or future media. You also grant to us the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.
Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or us or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).
You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.
We reserve the right to edit or remove any material submitted to our website, or stored on our servers, or hosted or published upon our website.
Notwithstanding our rights under these terms and conditions in relation to user content, we do not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, our website.
(6) Limited warranties
Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website (excluding user content) is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up-to-date.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to this website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill).
(7) Limitations of liability
Nothing in these terms and conditions (or elsewhere on our website) will exclude or limit our liability for fraud, for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or for any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
Subject to this, our liability to you in relation to the use of our website or under or in connection with these terms and conditions, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, will be limited as follows:
(a) to the extent that the website and the information and services on the website are provided free-of-charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature;
(b) we will not be liable for any consequential, indirect or special loss or damage;
(c) we will not be liable for any loss of profit, income, revenue, anticipated savings, contracts, business, goodwill, reputation, data, or information;
(d) we will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control;
You hereby indemnify us and undertake to keep us indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of our legal advisers) incurred or suffered by us arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions.
(9) Breaches of these terms and conditions
Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, we may take such action as we deem appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.
We may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time. Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of our website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on our website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.
We may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent.
You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.
(12) Online payments - General
All purchases on BUCS.org.uk will require the user to be registered to the BUCS website. This is to ensure that the person can be tracked, and is operating under a validated email address to proceed with payment.
If any user is found to be using a false name or false email address, or one not directly associated to them as an individual, to purchase anything from BUCS.org.uk will be liable to prosecution. Anyone caught wilfully entering an erroneous or fictitious order will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
BUCS tracks the electronic data of every order placed on www.bucs.org.uk to enable us, and all legitimate crime prevention and prosecution authorities, to trace individual users engaging in criminal activities on our website.
Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) are used on all pages of BUCS data collection and BUCS payment screens. For more information about the use of HTTPS please click here
BUCS may amend these Terms from time to time, and place the new version on the Site. For users purchasing goods/ services or registering on the site for the first time, all purchases from the date that the amended terms are placed on our website onwards will be governed by those new terms Otherwise, such changes will be effect against existing users thirty days following posting of the amended version on the Site. Your continued use of the Site following BUCS posting of any changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes. If you do not agree to any changes to these Terms, then your only remedy is to cease using the Site.
VAT, unless specified in the transaction receipt, is not applicable (chargeable) on BUCS products or services.
It is a crime to use a false name or a known invalid credit card/ debit card to order anything from BUCS.org.uk. Anyone caught wilfully entering an erroneous or fictitious order will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. BUCS tracks the electronic data of every order placed on www.bucs.org.uk to enable us, and all legitimate crime prevention and prosecution authorities, to trace individual users engaging in criminal activities on our website.
You undertake that all details you provide to BUCS for the purpose of ordering or purchasing items or sport services are correct, that the credit or debit card you are using is your own and that there are sufficient funds to cover the cost of the goods or services ordered.
BUCS can take the steps to report or ban users from the site when:
1 They fail to make any payment to us when due;
2 They breach the terms of this Agreement (repeatedly or otherwise);
3 when requested by us to do so, they fail to provide us within a reasonable time with sufficient information to enable us to determine the accuracy and validity of any information supplied by you, or your identity;
4 we suspect they have engaged, or about to engage, or have in any way been involved, in fraudulent or illegal activity on the Site.
In some circumstances BUCS may offer website users the ability for pay for goods or sport services by means of an automatically generated invoice.
It is a crime to use a false name, address or information for invoice payments for anything from BUCS.org.uk. Anyone caught wilfully entering an erroneous or fictitious order will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. BUCS tracks the electronic data of every order placed on www.bucs.org.uk to enable us, and all legitimate crime prevention and prosecution authorities, to trace individual users engaging in criminal activities on our website.
A BUCS standard payment term is 30 days from issue of invoice. This may be shorter due to the item or service you are purchasing. Non-payment will result in prosecution to the fullest extent of the law
In case any fraudulent activity is detected on the website, or, without limitation, in connection with the breach of intellectual property rights through the use of the website, we may release personal information in order to comply with any applicable regulation or assert our rights as well as our business partners’.
If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.
(17) Exclusion of third party rights
These terms and conditions are for the benefit of you and us, and are not intended to benefit any third party or be enforceable by any third party. The exercise of our and your rights in relation to these terms and conditions is not subject to the consent of any third party.
(18) Entire agreement
When making a booking with BUCS / BUCS Trading please note that the following terms and conditions apply:
No booking is confirmed for any event until payment has been received and attendance when payment has not been received is at the discretion of BUCS. Non-payment (funds not received) by the start date of an event may lead to the attendee being turned away and their place re-sold.
BUCS reserves the right to reject or cancel a booking without reason. Any fees paid in relation to a rejected / cancelled booking will be refunded.
Bookings can be cancelled by the attendee and the booking fee will be refunded up to the closing date for the event. After this date bookings can be transferred upon request (up to the same value where there is availability) but will not be refunded.
BUCS reserves the right to bill to the person making the booking for any costs incurred by the attendee (e.g. damage or losses) during the event.
Postponement of Event
Should BUCS need to postpone an event all attendees booked will be notified at the earliest possible convenience and their booking fee paid will be rolled over to the rescheduled date. Should this not be convenient, upon written request, the fee may be transferred to an alternative attendee or will be refunded.
Cancellation of Event
Should BUCS need to cancel the event all attendees booked will be notified at the earliest possible convenience. Their booking fee paid will be refunded.
BUCS are not liable for any fees applied by third parties, nor are BUCS liable for any costs of associated activities which the attendee may incur (e.g. Travel and/or Accommodation) even in the case of late cancellation.
Where a booking has been made for an exhibition stand, the stand is not guaranteed until payment is received.
Pitches are not able to be reserved unless otherwise stated and agreed in writing and BUCS reserve the right to amend a reservation where necessary.
BUCS reserves the right to change the layout of stands up to the commencement of the exhibition.
When becoming a member of BUCS or a supplier to BUCS or BUCS Trading the following Credit Terms & Conditions will apply:
Member institutions will be offered credit for some but not all BUCS activities.
BUCS may withdraw a Member’s credit facility without warning or reason.
Where an invoice is issued by BUCS or BUCS Trading the payment terms are strictly 30 days unless otherwise stated.
After 30 days BUCS reserves the right to charge a penalty charge equating to 1.5% per day until the debt is settled.
BUCS may reduce the amount of credit offered to a supplier without warning or giving a reason.
Copy Invoices are free for the first copy and £10 thereafter.
Reissue of invoices are charged at £20 per invoice where the incorrect details were initially supplied.
(21) Law and jurisdiction
These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
(22) Registrations and authorisations
We are registered with Companies House. You can find the online version of the register at http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk/420785986366e124fa80144412946559/compdetails. Our registration number is 06483060.
We are registered with The Charity Commission. Our professional title is British Universities and Colleges Sport Limited and it has been granted in the United Kingdom. We are subject to conditions set out at http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/index.asp.
Our VAT number is GB991245893.
(22) Our details
The full name of our company is British Universities and Colleges Sport Limited
We are registered in Great Britain under registration number 06483060.
Our registered address is 20-24 Kings Bench Street, London, SE1 0QX.