In these terms and conditions, “our”, “we” and “us” means World Business Media Limited.

Please read these terms and conditions (“Terms”) carefully before you start to use any of our websites, including:

collectively referred to as the “Sites”.

These Terms, together with any other documents referred to, tell you how we will provide our subscription service to you, how you and we may change or end the contract and other important information.  By using our Sites, you indicate that you accept these Terms and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these Terms, please refrain from using our Sites immediately.

We may revise these Terms 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 binding on you.  Some of the provisions contained in these Terms may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our Sites.

We provide a subscription-based digital service that grants corporate licences to customers for unlimited access to our publications (“Content“).

A reference to “subscription service“, “our service” or “the service” means the digital content service provided by us for discovering and accessing Content, including all features and functionalities, our Sites, user interfaces and all Content and software associated with our service.

  1. Information about us

Our site is operated by World Business Media Ltd. We are registered in the United Kingdom under company number 07466248. Our headquarters address is WeWork Bishopsgate, 15 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 3AR.

  1. Accessing our Sites

Access to our Sites is provided on a temporary basis and we reserve the right to withdraw, access or amend the service we provide on our Sites without notice. We may terminate or restrict your use of our Sites if you violate these Terms or are engaged in illegal or fraudulent use of the services. We will not be liable if, for any reason, our Sites are unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Sites. You agree to provide and maintain accurate information relating to your account, including a valid email address so we can send you account related notices. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Sites through your internet connection are aware of these Terms, and that they comply with them.

You agree not to damage, interfere with or disrupt access to the Sites or do anything which may interrupt or impair its functionality.

Access is granted through a sign-up email which is to be forwarded to allow selected users to register. Sharing this email is strictly limited to the number of users paid for and you are responsible for ensuring the number of users does not exceed the number included in your subscription. The service and any Content accessed through the service may not be shared with individuals unless otherwise allowed by your subscription plan. During your subscription, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access the service and Content.  Except for the foregoing, no right, title or interest shall be transferred to you.

  1. Monitoring and Use of our Sites

We reserve the right to monitor and track your visits to the Sites, including for the purpose of ensuring the number of users accessing the Sites does not exceed your subscription.

In accessing our service and using our Sites you agree not to:

  1. archive, reproduce, distribute, modify, display, perform, publish, license, create derivative works from, offer for sale, or use our Content and any information contained on or obtained from or through the service;
  2. circumvent, remove, alter, deactivate, degrade, block, obscure or thwart any of the content protections or other elements of the service, including the user interface, any advertising or advertising features, copyright notices, and trade marks;
  3. use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the service;
  4. decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible through the service;
  5. insert any code or product or manipulate the content of the service in any way;
  6. use any data mining, data gathering or extraction method;
  7. upload, post, e-mail or otherwise send or transmit any material designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment associated with the service, including any software viruses or any other computer code, files or programmes.
  8. Intellectual property

We are the owner or the licensee of all copyright, trade marks, design rights, database rights, confidential information or any other intellectual property rights (together, the “Intellectual Property”) in our Sites and our Content, including but not limited to text, images, graphics, logos, audio, video, URLs, metadata and other material appearing on the Sites. The Intellectual Property in our Sites is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print and download extracts from our Sites, provided that in any material that you download or print:

  1. you maintain and abide by any author attribution, copyright or trade mark notice or restriction;
  2. no documents or related graphics on the Sites are modified in any way; and
  3. no graphics on the Site are used separately from the corresponding text.

Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material on the Sites (including without limitation photographs and graphical images) are owned by us or our licensors. For the purposes of these Terms, any use of extracts from the Site other than in accordance with this licence for any purpose is prohibited.  If you breach any of the terms in this legal notice, your permission to use the Sites automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed extracts from the Sites.

Subject to this licence, no part of the Sites may be reproduced or stored in any other website or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without our prior written permission.  Any rights not expressly granted in these terms are reserved. You agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any of the material contained on these Sites.

  1. Subscription and billing

You must pay certain charges in order to receive the relevant subscription service (unless we agree otherwise for a trial period). The applicable charges will be as agreed between you and us and will be disclosed at your sign-up or in other communications made available to you.

The minimum subscription term is twelve (12) months (“Minimum Term”). With the exception of subscription services where a subscriber loses access on expiration of their subscription, use of and access to the Sites and services is not subject to any particular time limits.

Your subscription will continue until terminated.  Unless you cancel your subscription before your billing date (or the expiry of any trial period), you authorise us to charge the subscription fee for the next billing cycle to your payment method.  Payments are invoiced annually in advance and cannot be refunded.

To use the service, you must provide us with one or more current, valid, accepted method(s) of payment, as may be updated from time to time. All payments (including any applicable taxes) must be made in any currency that we may specify.  We may direct you to make payments to another group company or third-party payment agent. If we (or our designated agent) do not receive payment for any charges due, we may immediately suspend your rights in relation to the relevant service (including any relevant Site and/or Content). You are responsible for the payment of all charges associated with the use of the service, Sites and/or Content using your username and password.

We may terminate your subscription, at our sole discretion, by emailing you at the address you have registered stating that the agreement has terminated.

  1. Cancellation of subscription

As a visitor to the Sites, you may cancel your access and use of any Site(s) (or receipt of any related services) on these Terms at any time by discontinuing to access and use the Site(s) and associated Content.

As a subscriber, you may cancel your subscription on giving no less than thirty (30) days’ notice, such notice to be sent to us via email to the subscription manager’s email address, as provided to you with your subscription information. You should quote the subscription reference number which can be found on your latest invoice. Termination will take effect at the end of the Minimum Term (i.e. the end of the current year of your subscription). There may be a period after the date of cancellation during which you continue to receive publications sent to you as part of your subscription.  However, you will not be charged for such publications. For the avoidance of doubt, you shall not be entitled to cancel your subscription prior to the end of the Minimum Term.

To the extent that your subscription entitles you to download and store certain Content, upon cancellation of such subscription by either you or us, you agree to delete all such Content stored in your possession or under your control within thirty (30) days of cancellation unless otherwise agreed with us in writing or as required by applicable law. For the avoidance of doubt, where applicable law does require the retention of certain Content beyond the thirty (30) day period, you agree that it shall only be retained to the extent required under such law and shall not be used for commercial purposes.

Cancellation of your access to and use of any Site and Content and/or your receipt of any service on these Terms (including, without limitation, any registration or subscription), shall not affect our right to receive any outstanding sums due to us at the date of cancellation, which shall be payable to us within fifteen (15) days of such cancellation.

  1. Third-party advertising

Without prejudice, the parts of the Sites showing other services or products for purchase are intended as advertisements only and shall not constitute offers to sell those services or products by us, our sponsors or any of our divisions. All advertised prices for such products or services are subject to change without notice. Each individual advertiser is solely responsible for the content of its advertising material. We accept no responsibility for the content of advertising material, including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein.

  1. Disclaimer

Our Sites may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update them. We seek to ensure that information published on our Sites is accurate when posted, but we cannot be held liable for its accuracy or timeliness, and we may change the information at any time without notice. You must not rely on information on the Sites and you acknowledge that you must take appropriate steps to verify this information before acting upon it.

  1. Events: cancellation and refund policy

If you change your mind about attending an event you have the option to notify us of your intention to cancel your booking within seven (7) days of purchase in exchange for a full refund with no penalty.

Any refunds provided under this policy will be issued to the payment method(s) used for the purchase and will be processed within twenty-one (21) business days of confirmation by our customer support team.

Cancellations submitted thereafter and up to thirty (30) days prior to the event will incur a charge of 50% of a single ticket. Cancellations submitted after thirty (30) days prior will not be refunded.

Payments must be received in full prior to the event or access will not be granted.

  1. Implied terms

The Content on the Sites is provided “as is” without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind.

We, any other party (whether or not involved in creating, producing, maintaining or delivering the Sites), and any of our group companies and the officers, directors, employees, shareholders or agents of any of them exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party, including without limitation:

  1. loss of profits;
  2. loss of sales or business;
  3. loss of agreements or contracts;
  4. loss of anticipated savings;
  5. loss of use or corruption of software, data or information;
  6. loss of or damage to goodwill; and
  7. indirect or consequential loss.

We do not warrant that the Sites or any Content are virus free. You must take your own precautions in this respect as we accept no responsibility for any inability to use or the results of use of the Sites, any websites linked to the Sites or the material on such websites, including but not limited to loss or damage due to viruses that may infect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing the Sites or your downloading of any material from the Sites or any websites linked to the Sites.

Nothing in these Terms shall exclude or limit our liability for:

  1. death or personal injury caused by negligence (as such term is defined by the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977); or
  2. fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
  3. Investors

The information contained on our Sites (including, without limitation, the financial information concerning us or our corporate group) is not an invitation to invest in shares or other securities, or any other products or services or otherwise deal in these or enter into a contract with us or any other company. The information provided should not be relied upon in connection with any investment decision.  If you need advice, please consult with a professional financial adviser.

The past performance of us or any other company referred to on the Sites cannot be relied upon as a guide to its future performance. The price of shares and the income derived from them can go down as well as up and investors may not recoup the amount originally invested.

Our Sites contain certain forward-looking statements that are neither reported financial results nor other historical information. Because these forward-looking statements are subject to assumptions, risks and uncertainties, actual future results may differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such statements. Many of these assumptions, risks and uncertainties relate to factors that are beyond our ability to control or estimate precisely, such as delays in obtaining or adverse conditions contained in regulatory approvals, competition and industry restructuring, changes in economic conditions, currency fluctuations, changes in interest and tax rates, changes in laws, regulations or regulatory policies, developments in legal or public policy doctrines, technological developments, the availability of new acquisition opportunities or the timing and success of future acquisition opportunities. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of their publication on the Sites. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of their publication on the Sites.

  1. Data protection

For information on what personal data we collect and how we use it, please visit our Privacy Statement.

  1. Force majeure

Neither party shall be in breach of the Terms nor liable for delay in performing, or failure to perform, any of its obligations under these Terms if such delay or failure result from events, circumstances or causes beyond its reasonable control.

  1. Severance

If any provision or part-provision of the Terms is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

  1. Jurisdiction and governing law

The courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our Sites, although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these Terms in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

These Terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including, without limitation, non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.