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Terms and Conditions

Welcome to our websites, we hope you will find the content useful and informative. There are a few things you should know about your relationship with the Association of British Counties (ABC), and these are contained here and on the following pages. Please note these terms and conditions are subject to change without notice, any you should therefore check this page regularly.

Using the ABC websites

Use of our websites constitutes acceptance of the ABC Websites Terms and Conditions.

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Copyright and materials available for your use

Naturally, copyright applies to all the content on the ABC websites, and in other media, as permitted by UK and EU law, and all rights are reserved. There are however certain resources available for re-use, and these are clearly indicated on their respective pages, including the terms and licenses for use. If content is not specifically marked as available for re-use, please note that provided the use is not for profit and fits into a personal or educational use, we may grant you a license to use specific content at our discretion. For any enquiries relating to using content from our website, please contact us.

Your relationship with the ABC

Terms we use on this website:
  • Member means a supporter who has joined as a member (or who has been gifted membership) of the Association for a membership fee, or provided membership by the Association as a ‘Patron’.
  • Supporter means any other supporter of the Association, including but not limited to:
    • a person who has created an an account our website,
    • or a person whose membership subscription has lapsed.

These terms retain the same meaning in both the singular and plural.

All Members must act only in accordance with the stated aims and objectives of the Association and not to act in a manner likely to bring the Association into disrepute.

Your Data:
In the light of national Data Protection Members and Supporters should note that the Association retains lists of Members’ and Supporters’ names, postal addresses and e-mail addresses for the purpose of administering the Association. That is our sole reason for holding such information, and it will never be passed on to anyone outside the organisation.

Members who reside abroad:
The ‘Ordinary Membership’ fee covers postage of mailings (including the magazine) to UK addresses. By default, you will receive mailings via e-mail. If you would like to receive a hard copy of mailings, please contact us directly to arrange for postal communications so that we may advise you of the costs involved.

Member Notices and Supporter Notices:
Please note that Members and Supporters will automatically be registered to receive notices of activities, events and meetings delivered by e-mail. The Member (and Supporter) Notices are the primary method for the Association to contact Members to notify them of meetings and to provide general notices for the administration of the membership and the Association. You are welcome to unsubscribe from these e-mails, however you will cease to receive notice notice of meetings and any other general notices concerning your membership and the Association. It is possible to opt-in to receive correspondence by post, please contact us to arrange for this to occur.

Lapse of membership:
If you are a Member and your membership lapses, you will become a Supporter.

Cancelling membership:
If you are a Member or Supporter and wish to cancel your membership, you must write to us.



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