Terms of Use


This sets out the terms and conditions upon which you, the user is entitled to use this Website, and specifically excludes any liability on the part of the Society, its Directors, officers, employees or agents or any other sites to which you may gain access via any of the links on this Website.

1.1 "Society" and related expressions means the Society of Maritime Industries Limited, a company incorporated in England under registered number 00883132, and with its registered address at 28- 29 Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8AY.  Telephone +44 (0)20 7628 2555.  Email: Info@maritimeindustries.org.

1.2 "you", "your" and related expressions refer to the user of the Website.

1.3 The "Website" means https://www.maritimeindustries.org and all Web pages (including all components developed and produced for the Web Site including the up-dates, format, graphics, designs look and feel and other content) from time to time situated at that web address.

1.4 "Member" means a paid-up member of the Society of Maritime Industries.

1.5 "Service Provider" means an information, content or service provider employed by or contracted to the Society which provides information, content or services accessible on or via the Web Site.

1.6 “Registered User” means any individual or company which has registered with this Web Site so as to receive and access information from it including registering to attend an event.

2.1 All intellectual property rights and goodwill in or relating to the contents of the Website belong to the Society, save where indicated. A number of trademarks, logos and service marks (the "Trade Marks") displayed on the Web Site are registered Trade Marks belonging to third parties and appear on the site with their permission. Nothing contained in these conditions or the Web Site shall be construed as granting any licence or right to use any of the Trade Marks without permission.

2.2 Neither the Web Site, nor any part of it may be reproduced, adapted, stored in a data storage or retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means without prior written permission, except as expressly permitted by these terms and conditions or by law.

3.1 Access to or use of the Website (or password protected components thereof) may be subject to payment of a membership fee, and any right or licence conferred upon you by this Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement shall only come into effect on condition any such membership fee is fully paid.

3.2 Subject to payment of any such membership fee, or any other fee prescribed by the Society from time to time, but not otherwise, you may:

3.2.1 search, view, copy and print out materials for your own use;

3.2.2 make print outs or copies available to (in the case of companies, partnerships etc) your other employees or (in the case of individuals) your family members or associates for such use;

3.2.3 for the purposes of any transaction you may be involved in, copy and use the information available from the Web Site; and

3.2.4 link to the Website.

3.3 You accept that the information available on the Website is proprietary. Accordingly, you may not divulge such information to a third party in circumstances where such third party effectively enjoys some or all of the benefits of a member without paying the applicable membership fee, and the Society reserves the right to account to you for an additional fee should you seek to contravene this term.

3.4 You may not sell or publish in hard copy or electronic format, including your own internet site, information obtained from the Website.

3.5 Members and other Registered Users must not disclose their passwords to any third party, and must take reasonable steps to ensure that no-one else uses the Website in their name. Members and Registered Users are liable for activities conducted through their passwords, whether authorised or not, until they have notified the Society of such unauthorised use and the Society has cancelled the passwords.

3.6 The Society reserves the right, to be exercised in its sole discretion, to at any time and without notice terminate or restrict your access to this site or any component thereof.

3.7 The Society reserves the right, to be exercised in its sole discretion, to at any time and without notice withdraw or remove from the Web Site any information, or link to any site containing information, which appears to the Society to be defamatory, obscene, an invasion of privacy, an infringement of any relevant intellectual property right including copyright or which is unlawful, contrary to good practice in the relevant industry or otherwise likely to involve the Society in civil or criminal liability.

4.1 As a Member or Registered User, you will need to complete a registration process. In applying to become a Member or Registered User, and throughout the membership or user period, you represent that all personal or company information submitted to the Society is correct.

5.1 You are hereby deemed to have read Our Privacy Policy, the terms of which are incorporated in this User Agreement, and agree that the terms of such policy are reasonable.

5.2 Use of your personal information will in all instances be with your consent and subject to any rights you may have as a "Data Subject" under the Data Protection Act 2018 as amended from time to time.


6.1 A completed booking form submitted to the Society through this web site is contractually binding on you and your company irrespective of whether or not payment has been received. Where payment is not made by credit card at the time of booking, payment must be made within 7 days of receipt of an invoice from the Society.  Any terms sought to be imposed by you in your booking will not form part of the contract.

6.2 The Society will endeavour to confirm a booking the next working day by sending an email to the email address provided on the booking form.

6.3 The Society is entitled to withdraw from any contract in the case of obvious errors or inaccuracies regarding the event details appearing on our website. If an error or inaccuracy is discovered with regards to the advertised prices of the event that you have reserved a place on, we will contact you as soon as possible by email. This will be to inform you of the correct price, and to ask you if you wish to continue with the reservation at the amended price, or to cancel the reservation altogether.  In such circumstances and where payment has already been made, a full refund will be made to the credit/debit card used for the transaction.

6.4 Changes of delegate names can be made up to 3 full working days before the event but fees cannot be refunded for cancellations received after the registration deadline for the event. Refund for bookings cancelled before expiry of the registration deadline will be limited to 50% of the fee charged.

6.5 Any entitled credit under clause 6.4 will be to the credit/debit card used for the original booking or, where invoiced, by BACS to the nominated bank account providing the original payment request for payment has been made.

6.6 Where you are forced to cancel and forfeit your booking fee for an event you are entitled to receive the presentations provided for the event in electronic format, after the event, in accordance with clause 6.11.

6.7 In the event the Society needs to change the timings of parts of the programme of the event, the booking fees cannot be refunded.

6.8 If, for reasons beyond the control of the Society, it is necessary to cancel the event or postpone it to another date, the fee paid will be credited to the credit/debit card used for the original booking or, where invoiced, by BACS to the nominated bank account providing the original payment request for payment has been made.

6.9 If a delegate’s company ceases to be a Member of the Society between submitting a booking form for an event and the event date, the Society reserves the right to make a further charge for the difference between the member and non-member booking fee.  Such payment must be received within 7 days of request or before the date of the event, whichever is the soonest.

6.10 The Society is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of a substitution, alteration, postponement, or cancellation of the event due to causes beyond its control including, but without limitation, natural disasters, sabotage, accident, trade or industrial disputes or hostilities.  For the avoidance of doubt the Society cannot be held liable for any subsequent or other loss including your accommodation, meals or travel costs, linked to attendance to our event.

6.11 Subject to the prior agreement of the speakers, summaries of the presentations made will be available to delegates who attend, only after the event, and only on request to the Events Manager by e-mail (events@maritimeindustries.org). These summaries will be distributed by email or on CD ROM if distribution by email is not technically feasible.

6.12 Whilst the event programme is correct at the time of going to press, the Society reserves the right to change the details of an event without notice when alterations may be beyond our control.

6.13. The views expressed by external speakers are their own and the Society disclaims any liability for advice provided by them to delegates.

6.14. At certain events photographs and recordings may be taken for promotional purposes.

7.1 The Society uses reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Web Site is accessible to you at all times (including password protected elements), subject to payment of membership fees (where applicable) and that information on the Website is accurate and to rectify errors and omissions as soon possible after it becomes aware of them. However, the Society and the Service Providers cannot and do not verify or endorse information submitted to them by third parties and posted on or accessible through the Web Site, nor do they warrant that the selection of third party suppliers accessible via the site is complete for any given category of services. Accordingly, the Society and the Service Providers disclaim all warranties and representations as to the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, quality or fitness, timeliness or relevance of any such information posted on the Website or available via links found on the Web Site.

7.2 In particular:

7.2.1 information may be incorrect or out of date;

7.2.2 the Society and/or the Service Providers shall not be liable for any decision or use made or action taken by you or any third party in reliance upon any information obtained from or via the Web Site.

7.2.3 technical considerations may render the site inaccessible at certain times, including factors such as server failure, necessary repairs or maintenance and upgrades; and

7.2.4 all implied warranties and conditions are excluded, to the maximum extent permitted by law.

7.3 Your attention is drawn to the fact that when investigating or purchasing goods or services from a third party supplier through the Website, you may be subject to further terms and conditions in respect of such goods or services which may be imposed by such third party supplier. Your acceptance of such terms and conditions is at your own risk.

7.4 Whilst the Society makes every effort to ensure that your use of the Website is trouble-free, it does not warrant that it will operate free from error, nor does it warrant that use of the Website will not result in damage to your computer or your computer, software, modem or other property becoming infected with a computer virus or other harmful components therefore you are advised to take suitable precautions and to use your own anti-virus software at all times.

7.5 Any link (including hyperlinks and all other referral devices, whether automatic or not) used on the Website is provided solely for the use and convenience of the web site user, and the presence of a link on our site does not represent any endorsement or recommendation by the Society.

8.1 In no event shall the Society or any Service Provider be liable for any injury, loss, claim, damage, purely financial losses (including, but not limited to lost profits or lost savings), or indirect or consequential damages of any kind, whether based in contract, tort or otherwise, and arising out of or is in any way connected with:

8.1.1 any use of the Website;

8.1.2 the performance or non-performance by the Society or a Service Provider.

8.2 The Society is not responsible for the content of any other Web Sites accessible through any link to be found on the Web Site or any component thereof and makes no representation or warranty regarding any other Website or the contents or materials on such Web Site.

8.3 If, notwithstanding the foregoing, the Society or any Service Provider should be found liable for any loss or damage which arises out of or is in any way connected with any of the above described functions or uses of the Website, the liability of the Society or such Service Provider shall in no event exceed any membership fees or other fees paid.

9.1 This User Agreement is governed by English law and any dispute arising under or in connection with it shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the English Courts.

10.1 The Society may at any time modify these terms and conditions and continued use of this site will be subject to the terms and conditions in force at the time of such modification.

11.1 Each of the terms and conditions in this Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement shall be deemed severable. In the event that any provision is determined to be unenforceable or invalid, such provision shall nonetheless be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.

12.1 This Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement, together with any terms and conditions incorporated or referred in it to constitutes the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes any prior understandings or agreements (whether oral or written) regarding the subject matter, and may not be amended or modified except in writing or by making such amendments or modifications available on this site.