Terms of Service

V1,0  Effective 4 Aug 2010

1.  Interpretation

(1)  Except where a different meaning is obvious from the context:

“the Company  means NIPC Ltd., a private company incorporated with limited liability in England and Wales under the provisions of the Companies Acts 1985 – 2006 under company number 06223818;

“Courseincludes a conference, seminar or workshop arranged by the Company;

“CPDmeans continuing professional development, or professional training after qualifying for membership of a profession;

“Delegatemeans a person who attends a Course;

“Diplomameans a certificate awarded to a Delegate by the Company recording his or her successful attendance at one or more Courses;

“Feemeans the consideration for admission to a Course and includes value added tax and any supplementary payment to an on-line booking service;

“Materialsincludes notes, lists of references, workbooks and other materials issued to Delegates;

“Servicesmeans the services that the Company supplies from time to time including arranging Courses and distributing Materials;

“Venue” means the place where a Course takes place; and

“the Websitemeans the website appearing at http://www.nipc-clinics.co.uk.

(2)  References to the masculine pronoun and/or possessive adjective include the feminine and neuter and vice versa.

(3)  References to the singular number include the plural and vice versa,

(4)  The headings to individual clauses are intended to facilitate reference and neither form part of these terms nor affect their construction.

2.   General

(1) These are the only terms upon which the Company supplies Services.

(2)  Any other terms, whether oral, written, contained or referred to in orders, correspondence or otherwise, shall be disregarded.

(3)  These terms come into effect on the date stated above and remain in force unless amended, revoked or varied.

(4)  The Company may add to, vary or revoke these terms at any time.

3.  Minor Changes

Although the Company will take all reasonable steps to ensure that a Course  takes place as advertised,  it may make minor changes to the advertised programme such as substituting speakers or one neighbouring Venue for another or a starting or finishing up to 15 minutes earlier or later at its


4. Booking

(1) The Company will allocate places on Courses to Delegates on the basis of first come first served.

(2) The Company will not allocate a place on a Course to a Delegate until after it has received the Fee for that Course.

(3)  The Company may impose qualifications for admission to a Course. 

5.   Non-Attendance

(1)  A Delegate may not cancel a booking for a Course but he or she may transfer his or her place to a suitably qualified alternate.

(2)  Should there be a waiting list for a Course, the Company will help such Delegate to transfer his or her place to someone on the waiting list.

(3)  A Delegate who fails to attend a Course, or leaves a Course before it finishes, shall not be entitled to:

(a)        any refund of his or her Fee;

(b)        any CPD points; or

(c)        a Diploma.

6.  Cancellation

(1)  The Company may cancel a Course in any of the following circumstances:

(a)        there are insufficient Fees to cover the cost of the Course;

(b)        one or more speakers is/are unable to attend and it is not possible to find a suitable replacement or replacements;

(c)        the Venue ceases to be available and a satisfactory alternative cannot be found; or

(d)        any other circumstances that affect the viability of the Course.

(2)   Should the Company cancel a Course it shall refund all Fees or offer places on similar Courses.

7.   Diplomas

The Company shall issue a Diploma to each Delegate who completes a Course or series of Courses satisfactorily.

8.  Force Majeure

Should the Company be prevented or hindered from supplying Services by circumstances beyond its reasonable control it shall not be liable any resulting loss or damage and its obligations will be suspended while those circumstances persist.

9.  Severance

Should any of these provisions be void, voidable or unenforceable on grounds of illegality or as contrary to statute, public policy or ordre public, such provision shall be deemed never to have formed part of these terms but all other provisions shall remain in force.

10.  Exclusion of Equitable Remedies

The failure of either party at any time to require performance by the other of any of these terms shall not: affect the right of that party to require performance at a later time, or be regarded as a waiver of the provision itself.

11.   Exclusion of Exclusion of Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999

These terms are not intended to create any right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 and the rights of any third party under that Act are hereby expressly excluded.

12.  Choice of Law

These Terms and any Contract incorporating them shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.