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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 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 someone 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’.

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 should note that the Association retains lists of Members’ 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.

Member Notices:
Please note that Members will automatically be registered to receive notices of activities, events and meetings delivered by e-mail. The Member 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.

Lapse of membership:
If you are a Member and your membership lapses, we will seek to contact you. If we do not receive a response, we will remove your details from our lists and systems.

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