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    3. Membership fees must be paid in full within 14 days of invoice, in order to access any Membership benefits.
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    5. Where the Membership fees are unpaid, the Company reserves the right to charge the Member 100% of the value of any and all benefits received.
    6. If a Member Company resigns its membership during the 12 month period then no portion of the membership fee shall be refunded.
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    1. Registration: Priority is given to OBN members but registration is otherwise accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. A waiting list will be maintained if the capacity of the event is exceeded. OBN (UK) Ltd reserves the right to decline registration/s at its discretion.
    2. Fees & Payment: Registration fees are to be received by OBN prior to the event. All our prices are subject to VAT at the prevailing UK rate. OBN accepts payment by credit card, BACS or cheque. Delegates are responsible for booking and paying for their own accommodation. Accommodation is not included in any of our prices. There may, however, be discounted rates available at selected hotels and these will be advised on the relevant event page.
    3. Concessions: Concessions are available to OBN Member Companies, in accordance with the Membership Benefits Matrix available here. If you are unsure as to whether your company is a member of OBN, please contact us on 01235 420 870 or email membership@obn.org.uk
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OBN (UK) Ltd does not warrant or guarantee the services or products of any it members, sponsors or patrons and cannot accept any liability under any circumstance. Being a Member of OBN (UK) Ltd does not imply the endorsement of a company’s product or service and we may take action against any member we believe is abusing their membership status of OBN (UK) Ltd. Such action can be whatever OBN (UK) Ltd or its advisors deem appropriate, including but not limited to, suspension or cancellation of membership.

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Any such information or guidance is provided in good faith and no liability can be accepted nor any warranty given in respect of the information or guidance. Any action (or inaction) on this information is solely the responsibility of the receiving party.

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Date of issue: May 2018