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Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions

In these Terms and Conditions we, our, or us refers to Scottish Women in Business (SWIB).

Acceptance of terms

By accessing the content of ("the Website") or any of our associated sites you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set out herein and you accept our privacy policy available online. If you object to any of the terms and conditions set out in this agreement you should not use any of the products or services on the Website and leave immediately.

You agree that you shall not use the Website for illegal purposes, and will respect all applicable laws and regulations. You agree not to use the Website in a way that may impair the performance, corrupt the content or otherwise reduce the overall functionality of the Website. You also agree not to compromise the security of the Website or attempt to gain access to secured areas or sensitive information.

You agree to be fully responsible for any claim, expense, liability, losses, costs including legal fees incurred by us arising from any infringement of the terms and conditions set out in this agreement.


Scottish Women in Business reserve the right to change any part of this agreement. Such changes will be announced to site users in the what's new? section of the site, and these will take effect from the date of the posting. If you have any questions or comments about the terms or any aspect of the Website or what we do then please contact us.

Scottish Women in Business have complete discretion to modify or remove any part of this site without warning or liability arising from such action.


If you wish to join, renew membership, book an event or make an offer to members, you should use the appropriate form on the Website. When you are satisfied that the details are correct, please click "Submit" or "Book places" as appropriate.

If you wish to purchase an item in the SWIB shop, you should add the item(s) to your shopping basket. For vouchers, you will be asked to indicate who should be sent the voucher and by what means (email or post). Vouchers expire one year after purchase. To purchase shop items, you need to proceed to checkout.

You may pay for any purchase on our Website using a SWIB voucher, online or by cheque; in the case of a cheque, you should send a copy of your form with the cheque to the address given.

All online payments are administered on our behalf by WorldPay. The WorldPay site is a secure site. You should complete the payment form with your personal details and credit card details. When you click on "Make Payment", your order will be sent to Scottish Women in Business. A message will appear on screen acknowledging this and showing the personal and booking details which you have provided to us. We suggest that you print this out and keep it for your records. Payment will be taken as soon as your credit or debit card details have been authorised.

Acceptance of your booking/application/offer will take place when we send you an email confirming this. For events, your place is NOT confirmed until payment is received. For payments by cheque, this means that your place is not guaranteed until the cheque is received. It must be received by the closing date and time. If it is not received by this time, your booking will be cancelled. Payments cannot be made at events.


Events You can cancel an event booking without penalty, up to the time when booking for the event closes. No refunds can be made for cancellations after booking for an event has closed.

Membership You have 14 days from receipt of the confirmation email to cancel a membership application without penalty.

Vouchers You may obtain a refund for a voucher you have purchased at any time, unless some or all of the value of the voucher has already been redeemed against a purchase on our Website. In that case, no refund will be made. You may not obtain a refund for any voucher you have been given.

Other items Under the EU Consumer Rights Directive 2014, you have the right to cancel a purchase at any point from the time of ordering until fourteen working days after delivery/collection. All items must be returned in their original condition and packaging; we reserve the right to refuse returned items if they are not in their original condition. We will not refund the cost of returning goods.

Requesting your refund Except for events booked through Eventbrite, refunds should be requested using this form. Upon checking eligibility for a refund against our policy, Scottish Women in Business will arrange for the refund to be made based on the method of payment (e.g. card payments will be refunded onto the relevant card). For events booked through Eventbrite, refunds should be requested using Eventbrite. If the refund is approved by SWIB, the amount refunded will be the cost of the ticket minus Eventbrite’s fees (this is Eventbrite policy).

Timescales Refunds will be made within 14 days or when an item is returned.

Limitation of Liability

Scottish Women in Business will under no circumstance be liable for indirect, special, or consequential damages including any loss of business, revenue, profits, or data in relation to your use of the Website.

Nothing within this Agreement will operate to exclude any liability for death or personal injury arising as result of the negligence of Scottish Women in Business, its employees or agents.


All intellectual property of Scottish Women in Business such as trademarks, trade names, patents, registered designs and any other automatic intellectual property rights derived from the aesthetics or functionality of the Website remain the property of Scottish Women in Business.

By using the Website you agree to respect the intellectual property rights of Scottish Women in Business and will refrain from copying, downloading, transmitting, reproducing, printing, or exploiting for commercial purpose any material contained within the Website.


The information is provided on the understanding that the Website is not engaged in rendering advice and should not be wholly relied upon when making any related decision.

The information contained with the Website is provided on an as is basis with no warranties expressed or otherwise implied relating to the accuracy, fitness for purpose, compatibility or security of any components of the Website.

We do not guarantee uninterrupted availability of the Website and cannot provide any representation that using the Website will be error-free.

Third Parties

The Website may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by other parties. We do not control such websites and we take no responsibility for, and will not incur any liability in respect of, their content. Our inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does not imply any endorsement of views, statements or information contained in such websites.


If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck out and the remaining provisions shall remain in force.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

The Website is controlled and operated by Scottish Women in Business, located in Scotland. We make no representation that materials in the Website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this Website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.