Avanti Networking Ltd (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is Avanti Networking Ltd of Brightwell Barns, Ipswich Road, Brightwell, Ipswich, Suffolk IP10 0BJ.
Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
- Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site www.avantinetworking.co.uk (our site). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion sponsored by Avanti Networking Ltd and when you report a problem with our site.
- If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
- We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
- Details of transactions you carry out through our site and of the fulfilment of your orders.
- Details of your visits to our site [including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise] and the resources that you access.
IP addresses and cookies
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
- To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
- To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.
- To speed up your searches.
- To recognise you when you return to our site.
APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
Any female business owner can apply for membership. We reserve the right to deny or cancel membership, access to its events or online facilities should the member or their company be deemed unsuitable for membership. No explanation needs to be given. The following applies:-
a. Acceptance of a category is on a first come first served for joining.
i. When you receive a signed copy of this Agreement you are officially a member, this is agreed by the members of the group.
ii. Should the members of the group decide that it would not be appropriate for you to join, you will be refunded your membership payment in full.
b. Make the prescribed annual payment in advance (must be cleared payment before the first meeting as a member).
i. 28 day cooling off period, (if you change your mind within that timeframe, the pack must be returned and we will refund 80% of your membership fee).
c. Make the prescribed monthly payment for hotel costs payable in advance by bacs (whether you attend or not).
i. Non payment / late payment of 1 month or more will result in category being re-opened.
ii. Late payments attract a late payment administration fee of £10 per late payment.
iii. Retiring members – must cancel their standing order, overpayments cannot be refunded.
d. Contribution to the monthly meeting to include: (**jobs changed around quarterly)
i. Be part of the ‘Seating Shake Up’ – sitting with new people helps you to get to know everyone in the room!
ii. Visitor Hosts x 2 **
iii. ‘Networking Solution Tips Training (provided if unknown)**
iv. ‘Expert Section’**
v. Chair the meeting (script provided) **
vi. 60 Second Spotlight – 60 second presentation to promote your business and what you are looking for.
vii. Carry out minimum one 1-2-1 each month.
viii. Send one invite minimum per month.
1. When we do a visitor day / stack day / event – invite numbers agreed by the group.
ix. ‘I’ve Been Busy This Month…For Avanti!’ – Make positive statements to the section, for example:
1. Either: 1-2-1 meeting done or doing
2. Visitor invited
3. Visitor attended
4. Referred or used someone’s business
e. Dress code – anything goes. Our meetings are structured and focussed, also have an informal relaxed air about them so wear whatever you would normally wear for your working day. Be comfortable.
f. Bring plenty of business cards to each meeting to pass around. And leaflets/cards for exhibitions.
g. Attendance – at all times if you are unable to attend yourself, you must try to provide a substitute, it is so important to have your business continually represented
i. Two misses per annum and no payments are late, but where no substitute is provided, the category may be reopened. The other members will vote, the majority decision upheld.
ii. In the event of periods of long term ‘certified’ sickness (more than 2 months, medical certificate provided), and where no payments are late, but where a substitute cannot be provided. The other members will vote on whether the category is reopened or closed for an extended convalescing period of a maximum of 6 months, the majority decision will be upheld.
iii. A substitute cannot be an existing member of the same group.
1. Please ensure your substitute is advised that they will have to stand and present for 60 seconds for your category and also can stand for their own if relevant/no clash.
2. Please provide your substitute with a script for your 60 seconds.
3. A substitute does not need to pay as their cost is covered by your monthly payment, which is made whether you attend or not.
iv. Your position cannot be substituted more than 3 x per year. If this happens your category may be reopened. The other members will vote, the majority decision upheld.
v. A member cannot join more than four groups, unless by special agreement. A member’s firm however can join as many groups as accepted.
h. If you have to leave (as you are an employee of a firm), but a replacement attendee is provided:
i. This person has to be agreed by the group.
ii. The annual payment in advance by the ‘company/business’ remains in force until expiry date.
iii. The standing order for monthly payment continues.
iv. The category remains the same unless otherwise agreed.
v. It is a requirement that a new “Agreement” is signed by the new attendee.
i. Be respectful and supportive to other members of the group and any visitors. If you have any challenges with any person within the group you will deal with it confidentially and directly with that member (outside of the meeting) and speak with an Avanti Director. Inappropriate conduct including without limitation harassment, discrimination, violence and conduct which is otherwise threatening, oppressive or aggressive will not be tolerated and may result in Avanti terminating this Agreement with immediate effect. In such circumstances no refund of fees will be made.
j. ‘You Decide’ – Take part in the anonymous voting system for:-
i. New Members.
ii. Categories to be reopened.
iii. Changes to meeting.
iv. Promotion of the meeting (visitors days / numbers to invite etc).
k. Provide a Cancellation Period – if you wish to cancel your membership after the 28 day cooling off period the annual payment is non- refundable, one months’ notice must be provided in writing.
a. Must be invited by a member.
b. Visitor – 2 meetings before deciding whether to join.
c. Monthly hotel costs for guests – payable in advance by bacs or cheque.
d. Must not knowingly clash with another member services.
e. Please ensure you tell your visitor about the format of the meeting, so they are aware of the 60 second presentation, to bring plenty of business cards, not to promote anything that will clash with another remember.
2. What will the Avanti Directors do for you:
a. Provide support to members.
b. Deliver monthly meetings.
c. Ensure exclusivity.
d. Provide admin within and outside the monthly meetings include.
i. Maintaining database of prospective and existing members.
ii. Promote monthly meetings (via newsletters/seminars/invitations.
iii. Keep members informed of news / open categories / agenda / dates / events etc.
e. Undertake all financial aspects of running the group.
f. Venue co-ordination & visitor confirmations of attendance.
i. Any changes to the costs of the annual / monthly venue costs will be confirmed in writing with a one month’s notice.
g. Co-ordinate training / speakers / provide substitution in any job if any member unavailable.
h. Cast the deciding vote on any queries.
i. The Directors reserve the right to terminate this Agreement in the event of a member breaching its terms or otherwise acting in a manner which is not conducive to Avanti’s aims.
i. To deal with any conflicts between members and or visitors etc.
j. The Directors reserve the right to amend this agreement at anytime with min. 1 month notice in writing.
k. To provide registration pack containing:- leaflets / Business card holder & carrying wallet / Avanti Pens (for use and distribution) / Badge and holder
l. Ensure your details are on the Avanti website.
m. Keep the internal Facebook site available to all members wishing to use this.
n. Promote your products / services at exhibitions attended.
Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
- To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
- To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
- To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
- To notify you about changes to our service.
If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail or SMS) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you.
If you are a new customer, and where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this.
If you do not want us to use your data in this way, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please tick the relevant box situated on the form on which we collect your data the [order form OR registration form].
We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 women aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, women in SW1). We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers’ wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.
Disclosure of your information
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
- In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
- We or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at The Avanti Group (UK) Ltd of Brightwell Barns, Ipswich Road, Brightwell, Ipswich, Suffolk IP10 0BJ.
Our site contains links to and from the websites of our partner networks, members, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Access to information
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
Terms of website use
Information about us
Our site is operated by The Avanti Group (UK) Ltd (“We”). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 08255574 and have our registered office at Brightwell Barns, Ipswich Road, Brightwell, Ipswich, Suffolk IP10 0BJ. Our registered office is also our main trading address. We are a limited company.
Accessing our site
Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.
When using our site, you must comply with the provisions of our acceptable use policy.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.
Intellectual property rights
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our site.
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 material on our site must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
Reliance on information posted
Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
Our site changes regularly
We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:
- All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
- Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:
- loss of income or revenue;
- loss of business;
- loss of profits or contracts;
- loss of anticipated savings;
- loss of data;
- loss of goodwill;
- wasted management or office time; and
for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.
This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
Information about you and your visits to our site
Transactions concluded through our site
Contracts for the supply of goods and services formed through our site or as a result of visits made by you are governed by our terms and conditions of supply .
Uploading material to our site
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.
Any material you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site.
We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.
Viruses, hacking and other offences
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which 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.
By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. 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. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
Linking to our site
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.
Links from our site
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
Jurisdiction and applicable law
The English courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.
This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access our website www.avantinetworking.co.uk (our site). This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our site.
Your use of our site means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy, which supplement our terms of website.
You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:
- In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
- In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
- For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
- To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
- To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
You also agree:
- Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of our terms of.
- Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
- any part of our site;
- any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
- any software used in the provision of our site; or
- any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation:
- Chat rooms.
- Bulletin boards.
Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).
We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.
The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.
Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
These content standards apply to any and all material, which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
- Be accurate (where they state facts).
- Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
- Comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
- Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
- Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
- Promote sexually explicit material.
- Promote violence.
- Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
- Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
- Be likely to deceive any person.
- Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
- Promote any illegal activity.
- Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
- Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
- Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
- Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
- Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Suspension and termination
We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of our site. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
- Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site.
- Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site.
- Issue of a warning to you.
- Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
- Further legal action against you.
- Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
Changes to the acceptable use policy
We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.
If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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