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Terms & Conditions of use of www.saema.org


This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the sole and exclusive terms on which you may make use of our website at www.saema.org ("our site"), whether as a guest or as a member.  Please read these Terms of Use carefully before you start to use our site. By using our site, you indicate that you accept these Terms of Use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please refrain immediately from using our site.

Information about us

Our site is operated by The Specialist Access Engineering and Maintenance Association ("SAEMA").  References in these Terms of Use to "we", "us" and "our" are references to SAEMA, and references in this policy to "you", "your" and "user" are to any individual or business that accesses the Site for any reason (together "use")

We are an unincorporated trade association established and headquartered in the United Kingdom.  The address of our principal place of business is 4th floor, Bridewell Place, London EC4V 6AP, United Kingdom.  Our VAT number is [■VAT Number].

Accessing our site

Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service that 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.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms of Use.

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 of Use, and that they comply with them.

Prohibited uses

You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:-

  • in any way that breaches any applicable 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 anyone in any way; 
  • (other than with our prior express written permission) for any commercial or trading purpose, or for any use other than private use; 
  • (other than with our prior express written permission) to upload any material to our site;
  • to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any form of similar solicitation (spam);
  • in contravention of any of these Terms of Use.

You will at all times indemnify us against all and any losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including legal fees) incurred by us and/or any of our employees or agents arising directly or indirectly from any actual or alleged breach by you of any of these Terms of Use.

Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, in its design, text, graphics and software, and in the material published on it.  These works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world.  All such rights are expressly reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal and private reference, and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our site.   In so doing, our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be expressly acknowledged by you.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials that 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.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these Terms of Use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

The brand SAEMA, and the composite word-and-device "saema" logo, and each element of it, are trade marks owned and used by us.

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.

Our liability

Our site is provided strictly on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis. To the extent permitted by law, we (on our own behalf and on behalf of our officers, employees and agents) hereby expressly exclude:

  • all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity, whether relating to accuracy, accessibility, quality, fitness for purpose, non-infringement, security, freedom from errors or viruses or otherwise howsoever;
  • 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 commentaries or other materials posted on it (which, for the avoidance of doubt, are not intended to constitute advice on which any reliance should be placed), 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.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, virus 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.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Information about you and your visits to our site

We process information about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy.  By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

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 any of these provisions, you would or may 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.

Linking to our site

You may link to the home page of our site, 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 to the home page of our site 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 standards set out in these Terms of Use.

If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please see the section entitled 'Your queries' below.

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 you acknowledge and agree that we accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. 


If any of these Terms of Use is determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable by any judicial or other authority of competent jurisdiction, it shall be severed and the remaining Terms of Use shall survive and remain in full force and effect.

Applicable law and jurisdiction

These Terms of Use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

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 Terms of Use in your country of residence or any other relevant country. 


We may revise these Terms of Use 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 made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these Terms of Use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

Your queries

If you have questions or concerns about these Terms of Use please contact us by email (enquiries@saema.org) or by post (marked for the attention of the Secretary) at 19 Joseph Fletcher Drive, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S42 6TZ, United Kingdom.

Thank you for visiting our site.

Last updated: June 2012

© SAEMA 2012


Privacy Policy


This Policy (together with our Terms of Website Use and any other documents referred to on it) set out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.  Please read it carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

Information about us

The website at www.saema.org ("the Site") is operated by The Specialist Access Engineering and Maintenance Association ("SAEMA").   References in this policy to "we", "us" and "our" are references to SAEMA, and references in this policy to "you", "your" and "user" are to any individual or business that contacts us and/or accesses the Site for any reason and/or uses any of our services (together "use").  By virtue of your use, you consent to the collection, storage and processing of the personal data that we collect from you, and that you provide to us, in the manner set out in this policy.

We are an unincorporated trade association established and headquartered in the United Kingdom.  The address of our principal place of business is 4th floor, Bridewell Place, London EC4V 6AP, United Kingdom.

Information that we may collect from you

We may collect, store and process the following data about you:

  • information that you provide by filling in any form on the Site and/or sending any completed form to us. This includes information provided at the time of first using the Site, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion sponsored by us, and when you report a problem with the Site;
  • records of any online or offline correspondence with you;
  • your responses to our requests to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them;
  • details of which of our services you are interested in;
  • information that you provide if and when you register to access the Members area of the Site;
  • details of your visits to the 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;
  • 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); 
  • information about cookies, as to which please see the section entitled "cookies" below;
Use of your information

We are required by the Data Protection Act 1998 ("the Act") to follow strict procedures to protect customer information.
We may use your personal information collected to help us to:

  • identify the validity of users;
  • ensure that content from the Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer, and make the Site easier for users, involving the collection of information on: browser type (e.g. Navigator, Internet Explorer), operating system (e.g. Macintosh, Windows), IP address and Internet domain (e.g. Demon, AOL);
  • allow you to participate in any interactive content that we provide on the Site from time to time, when you choose to do so;
  • notify you about changes to the Site;
  • allow us to provide you with information or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
  • (if you are a Member) verify your Membership details and inform you of Membership news;
  • contact you online or offline when required or when appropriate; and/or
  • evaluate our business, conduct market research, diagnose problems with our servers, administer our system, or carry out any other purpose that we believe is permitted by applicable law.

If you agree that we may use your personal data to provide you with information that we feel may interest you, please tick the relevant box situated on the form with which we collect your data. Otherwise, leave the box on the form unticked or inform us via the contact details set out at the end of this policy.

In our email marketing, we may use reputable and professional marketing service providers to make sure that we adhere to the best practice guidelines in our email marketing. This means that the marketing email may technically be sent via a carefully selected third party.

Disclosures of your information

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • in the form of aggregated information about our users in order to provide them with data about target audiences;
  • 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;
  • if we or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us about our customers will be one of the transferred assets;
  • if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply any of our terms and conditions or to protect the rights, property, or safety of us, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

"Cookies" are small text files that, in the case of the Site, are stored by us on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device, if you agree. They allow us to distinguish you when you return to the Site, to store the name of the last identity provider that you selected, and to display to you the details of that provider only, which makes your use of the Site easier.
Most browsers allow the cookie function to be turned off. If you want to know how to do this, look at the help menu on your browser, but please note that if you turn off the cookie function, certain procedures will or may not operate.

Storage of your personal data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data in accordance with this policy, we cannot guarantee the security of any of your data that are transmitted to the Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Your rights and responsibilities

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 ticking certain boxes on the forms that we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at the email address given below.
The Site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of 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 your 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 that we hold about you.


We may revise this Privacy 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 made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this Privacy Policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the Site.


We welcome feedback from you on your experience of using the Site and other use. Any feedback submitted by you becomes our property, and we may use it for marketing purposes and/or to contact you for further feedback.

Contacting us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, please contact us by email (enquiries@saema.org) or by post (marked for the attention of the Secretary) at 19 Joseph Fletcher Drive, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S42 6TZ, United Kingdom.