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Makers' Club terms

These are the terms on which Makerhood CIC (”Makerhood” or “we”), a community interest company, registration number 07598984 and registered at 4 Rochester House, Rushcroft Road, London SW2 1JR, will provide the benefits of membership of the Makerhood Makers’ Club.

1. General terms

1.1. The Makerhood Makers’ Club (“the club”) is a network of makers who live or work in Lambeth.

1.2. Club members may have a maker profile on this website, attend members’ meetings, access members’ opportunities and information, receive the Makerhood makers’ newsletter, and enjoy other benefits described on the Makerhood website.

1.3. We reserve the right to make changes to how the scheme operates or to benefits enjoyed by members at any time. We will endeavour to inform members of any material changes to the membership scheme or their benefits at least seven days before the changes come into effect. If these changes are substantial, you have the right to resign your membership and receive a proportional refund of your annual subscription.

1.4. These terms are governed by English law, and any disputes arising out of any transaction or activity on the site are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

1.5. By agreeing to these terms you are also agreeing that we may process personal data about you in accordance with our privacy policy and that you will not use our website contrary to the website use terms.

 

2. Joining the club

2.1. If you are a maker who lives or works in the area noted in paragraph 1.1 you are eligible to join the club, subject to payment of the annual fee. Your items do not have to be handmade, as long as they are produced in the areas outlined in paragraph 1.1. Ingredients or materials used in the work can be made elsewhere. If in doubt whether you can join, please contact us on hello@makerhood.com.

2.2. You must be at least 18 to join the club. This is because under-18s are not in general able to form legally binding contracts, and therefore cannot form a contract with us, or offer goods or services for sale or run a business. If you are under 18 and would like to join, please get in touch with us on hello@makerhood.com and we may be able to accommodate you. We will need permission from your parent or guardian in writing, and they will be ultimately responsible for your activities as a member.

2.3. If you request to join as a limited company you must have the authority of that company to agree to the terms of use. In agreeing to the terms of use you are representing that you do have that authority.

2.4. Details of our membership contributions are displayed on our website.

2.5. You may apply to join the club by filling out a form on this website. You agree to provide true and correct information about yourself and your work on this form. We will treat an application to join the Makers’ Club as an offer to form a contract of membership governed by these terms and conditions.

2.6. When we receive your information and confirmation of payment from PayPal, we will check that you are eligible to join. We reserve the right to request additional information from you, or to refuse membership at our discretion - for example, if your products are illegal or offensive. In the unlikely case that this happens, we will refund your membership contribution.

2.7. Once your membership is approved, we will send you a welcome email that includes your username and password for the site, and information on how to access members’ benefits and how to set up your maker’s profile on this website. The sending of that email constitutes our acceptance of your offer to join Makers’ Club and a contract of membership will be formed at that point.

2.8. Please log in to this website and change your password as soon as possible once you have these details. It is your responsibility to keep your password secure and to not share it with any third party.

2.9. You may cancel your membership within 7 days beginning on the day after we send you the welcome email, provided that you have not used any of the members’ benefits or benefited from information provided to you as a member. If you cancel, we will refund your fees in full for the current year. If you wish to cancel your membership, please send an email to that effect to hello@makerhood.com.  You agree that refunds will be issued through PayPal.

2.10. Access to members’ benefits, discounts and opportunities, and any materials or information made available to members, is limited to you as a member.  You agree not to pass such information and benefits on to a third party.

2.11. We may, from time to time, send you updates in relation to the site, or information about services, goods or activities that may be of interest to you, in addition to the Makerhood makers’ newsletter. We will always provide a clear way for you to opt out of these communications.

2.12. If we reasonably believe that you have breached these terms, we may terminate your membership and your use of our website, remove content submitted by you or take other appropriate action, including legal action.

 

3. Your online listing

3.1. Your online listing provides information about you as a maker, your general location, listings of your goods or samples of your work (“creations”), and any contact information you wish to share online.

3.2. We encourage you to post  creations that you made yourself. In some circumstances, it may be appropriate for you to post creations made by someone else who lives or works in the areas covered by the site. To do so, you must first request permission in writing by contacting us at hello@makerhood.com. You must ensure you have the authority to post these creations, including written permission from the person who made the creations.

3.3. When filling out your online profile you must provide correct and true information about yourself and your work. You must ensure your contact details are accurate. You must assign your profile and your creations to the correct category.

3.4. If changes to information about yourself, your work or your contact details occur during your membership, you must change these as soon as possible by editing your profile information on this website.  

3.5. You agree to handle any enquiries from website users in relation to yourself,  your work, the creations you’ve posted, and any commissioning or teaching services you advertise.

3.6. You must ensure that you have access to our website within a reasonable time to respond to users’ requests about your work, creations that you advertise for sale or commission, or teaching services you advertise.

 

4. Advertising events, courses and markets

4.1. If you offer workshops or courses, run groups where people can learn new making or making-related skills (such as growing or mending), or take part in markets or events, you may advertise these on the events section of this site.

4.2. When advertising events, workshops or markets you agree to include a clear, true and correct description of the activities, including their date and time. You agree to update the information if it changes.

4.3. You agree to handle any enquiries and bookings in relation to workshops, events or markets which you have advertised.

 

5. Limitation of liability

5.1. The members’ area of our website, and some of our email communications, may provide information about Makerhood’s partners, offers and opportunities for members. We provide this information in good faith, but it is your responsibility to make the judgement about the quality and reliability of these partners, offers and opportunities.

5.2. Any contracts or transactions you enter into with Makerhood partners or other businesses or individuals you found out about on our website or through our email communications are between you and these businesses or individuals. We take no responsibility for the quality of the goods or services you receive, or the effect of these goods or services.

5.3. We also take no responsibility for information provided by third parties - makers, partners, or other businesses or individuals - on this website or any other websites or materials, and we cannot guarantee its quality or accuracy.

5.4. We have no control over the information that partners provide to us, or any information or materials posted by other website users. We will not be liable for any loss or damage occurring as a result of you using the information provided on this website, third party websites, or other communications in relation to the club.

5.5. We cannot guarantee any specific result from your membership of the club, or from using our website. We disclaim all liability for the actions of site users, other makers, Makerhood’s partners or the public for any loss, damage, costs or expenses, both direct and indirect, incurred by you as a result of being a club member or using this website to the fullest extent permitted by law.

5.6. Makerhood is not party to any contract or transaction resulting from your Makers’ Club activities, whether it is with the public, other makers, website users, or Makerhood’s partners. You are responsible for any legal or tax  liabilities under existing law that arise from your activities as a member of the Makers’ Club.

 

6. Availability of members’ online services

6.1. We will try to keep our website and online facilities available continuously, but we cannot warrant that these will operate without interruption.   

6.2. We reserve the right to suspend the provision of online facilities from time to time - for example, for maintenance or support or for other reasons, at our discretion. We reserve the right to change, edit or delete any online facilities or content available on this website at any time.

6.3. We may also suspend any user’s access, or delete their profile, if we have reasonable grounds to believe they are in breach of these terms, or our website use terms. We may also suspend a user temporarily if we have had complaints from website users or other members, while we are investigating.   

 

7. Intellectual property

7.1. Any content you submit on the site, including in your profile and creations descriptions, must be your own original work that you have the right to make available and does not infringe third-party rights. If you are submitting information about someone else’s work you are responsible for ensuring that you have the permission to post this and that it does not infringe third-party rights.

7.2. In using the Makerhood website you allow Makerhood the right to re-use, edit, modify, repurpose and republish the content. You retain rights over copyright of all such content but provide a licence for Makerhood to use this content both on and offline in perpetuity. This will allow us to use the images and descriptions for the purposes of promoting you, your work and the Makerhood project. We will usually discuss any such use with you in advance.

 

8. Ending your membership

8.1. Your membership is valid for one year from receiving the member’s welcome email. Your membership subscription will renew automatically unless you cancel it via Paypal. We will contact you at least two weeks before a renewal is due to remind you of it, and give you the opportunity to unsubscribe.

8.2. If you choose not to renew your membership, your access to members’ benefits will cease. We will remove your profile and creations from this website. You must not use members’ benefits or discounts with Makerhood’s partners after your membership stops.