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Terms of Use

Important: You should read these terms carefully before using the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) website, or any of SCI's subsidiary websites (currently, Chemistry & Industry and Supply Line).

By accessing and using SCI's websites and/or by indicating your agreement in the registration/login screen, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree, please exit this website and request termination of your online account (if any) forthwith. This is a legally binding agreement.

These Terms cover the following

1. Ownership of SCI's websites and their content
2. Permission to Download material
3. What you May Not do regarding SCI's websites and their content
4. Instructions for Posting material, comments, questions, etc, to SCI's websites
5. Your other Obligations regarding use of SCI's websites
6. SCI's Warranties, Liability and Hyperlink Disclaimer
7. SCI's Online Data Privacy Policy
8. Notes regarding the Modification or Termination of SCI's websites
9. Terms and Conditions of Sale on which SCI will sell the following from its website(s):
a. Applications for and Renewals of Membership to SCI
b. Registration for SCI Conferences
c. Other Goods
10. CV Service
11. Members' Directory Service
12. SCI's Right to vary these Terms, and our Promise to give Notice of Changes
13. The Legal Framework for these Terms

1. Ownership of SCI's websites and their content

Unless otherwise indicated, this website and its contents are the property of SCI and/or its subsidiaries, affiliates, or assigns or the material is included with the permission of the rights owner and is protected pursuant to copyright, trademark, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws.

2. Permission to Download material

You are authorised to download and print one copy of the material on this website on one computer for your personal, non-commercial use only but you may not in so doing, or thereafter, remove or amend any heading, logo, trademark, copyright or other proprietary notice.

3. What you May Not do regarding SCI's websites and their content

Subject to the above, you may not modify, copy, distribute, republish, or create derivative works or upload any of the material on this website without the prior consent of SCI in writing. No intellectual property or other rights shall be transferred to you.

4. Instructions for Posting material, comments, questions, etc, to SCI's websites

To the extent that portions of this website (such as "forums", "chat rooms", "e-discussion rooms" or "bulletin boards") provide users an opportunity to post and exchange information, ideas and opinions on publicly accessible areas of the website ("Postings"), SCI reserves the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to monitor such Postings and to remove any which it considers in its absolute discretion to be offensive or otherwise in breach of these Terms.

However, SCI does not actively screen, edit, or review postings prior to their appearance on this website and postings do not necessarily reflect the views of SCI.

You hereby represent and warrant that you have all necessary rights in and to all Postings you provide and all material they contain and that such Postings do not infringe any proprietary or other rights of third parties.

Postings shall not contain any viruses or other contaminating or destructive devices or features. Material contained in Postings shall not be defamatory, indecent, offensive, threatening, tortious, or otherwise unlawful. Postings shall not be used to carry out or solicit any unlawful activity.

You hereby authorise SCI to use and/or authorise others to use all or part of your Postings in any manner, format or medium that SCI or such other parties see fit. You shall have no claim or other recourse against SCI for infringement of any proprietary right in Postings.

Postings must comply with the Conditions of Forum Use

5. Your other Obligations regarding use of SCI's websites

You are responsible for providing and maintaining all personal computer and communications equipment and Internet access accounts necessary to gain access to this website.

In consideration of your use of the website, you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the website's registration form ("Registration Data") and maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate or incomplete, or SCI has reasonable grounds to suspect that it is, SCI has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the website.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the user name, password and any other identification, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or other identification, whether by you or by anyone else using your account and password.

You agree to use the website in a manner consistent with any and all applicable rules and regulations.

You agree to inform SCI of any apparent breaches of security such as loss, theft or unauthorised disclosure or use of your ID or password and until SCI is so notified you will remain liable for any unauthorised use of your account.

You agree to indemnify and keep indemnified SCI against all claims, charges, demands, damages, liabilities, losses and expenses of whatever nature and howsoever arising (including but not limited to any legal or other professional fees and the cost of defending or prosecuting any claim and any loss of profit, goodwill and any other direct or consequential loss) incurred or suffered by SCI directly or indirectly by reason of any act or omission which you commit in breach of these Terms and the obligations and warranties contained in them.

6. SCI's Warranties, Liability and Hyperlink Disclaimer

Warranties: SCI makes no representations or warranties with respect to the website or its contents, which are provided for use "as is". SCI disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including without limitation the implied warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability, quality and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to the website and any website with which it is linked. SCI also makes no representations or warranties as to whether the information accessible via this website, or any website with which it is linked, is accurate, complete or current.

No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from SCI or the website shall create any warranty not expressly stated in these Terms.

Although SCI will endeavour to provide the website which is available at all times, it cannot warrant that the website will be error free, uninterrupted, timely, secure or reliable.

Liability: To the fullest extent permitted by any and all applicable laws, SCI on behalf of its employees, agents, suppliers, and contractors exclude liability for any losses and expenses of whatever nature and howsoever arising, including without limitation any direct, indirect, special, punitive, or consequential damages, loss of use, loss of data, loss caused by a virus, loss of income or profit, loss of or damage to property, claims of third parties, liability for any Postings on the website or other losses of any kind or character, even if SCI has been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses, arising out of or in connection with the use of this website or any website with which it is linked. You assume total responsibility for establishing such procedures for data back up and virus checking as you consider necessary.

Your statutory rights as a consumer, if any, are not affected by these provisions, and SCI does not seek to exclude or limit liability for death or personal injury caused by SCI or its employees or agents as a result of your use of this website or for fraudulent misrepresentation.

Hyperlink Disclaimer: This website contains links to other sites of clients or contacts of ours which SCI believes may be useful and interesting. Such links, however, are not endorsements by SCI of any products or services supplied via or referred to in such sites and no information in such sites has been expressly or impliedly endorsed or approved by SCI. By using a link on this website you indicate your agreement that SCI shall be under no liability arising out of your use of such link.

7. SCI's Online Data Privacy Policy

By agreeing to these Terms you also agree to the terms of our Online Data Privacy Policy. To access our Privacy Policy, click here.

8. Notes regarding the Modification or Termination of SCI's websites

SCI reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently the website (or any part thereof) without notice and without liability to you or any third party.

Your access to and use of the website may be terminated at any time for any reason or for no reason by you or by SCI by the sending of notice to the other party.

9a. Terms and Conditions of Sale on which SCI will sell Applications for and Renewals of SCI Membership through its websites

I. Interpretations:
In these conditions, "Member" means a Member of SCI as defined by the SCI Charter, By-laws and Rules, "Goods" means Chemistry & Industry Magazine, SCI Members' News and anything else provided by SCI to its Membership, as part of the membership package of benefits.

II. The contract between us:
a. No legally binding contract exists between us until SCI's governance has formally endorsed your application for Membership.

b. The prices payable for SCI Membership are set out on our websites.

c. You are encouraged to pay by means of Direct Debit, Visa or Mastercard. You may also pay by cheque, bankers draft, international money order, or Eurocheque. All payments must be drawn in Sterling (GB£). Cheques must be drawn on a United Kingdom bank and we reserve the right to refuse a cheque not drawn on a United Kingdom bank. But if we do not refuse such a cheque and we incur any charges in relation to the cheque because it is not drawn on a United Kingdom bank we shall be entitled to recover those charges from you.

d. If you pay by Direct Debit we will debit you the annual subscription at the prevailing rate each year. In any other case you will be liable to pay the whole of the annual subscription for the following year not later than 31 March unless and until you cancel your subscription in accordance with the cancellation provisions of these conditions.

e. We must receive payment of the whole of the price of any Membership subscription you wish to purchase before your application for SCI Membership can be processed.

f. On placing your request for SCI Membership, SCI will send you notice that your request has been received and payment has been authorised. We will not have accepted your application to become a Member until SCI's Governance has formally endorsed your application; however until then, SCI is happy to extend to you privileges of membership without obligation on our part, including receipt of Chemistry & Industry magazine direct to your door and desktop.

g. The endorsement of your application for Membership by SCI's Governance brings into existence a legally binding contract between us.

III. Right for you to cancel your Membership
a. You may cancel your SCI Membership with us at any time.

b. To cancel your contract you must notify us in writing.

c. If you cancel your subscription we will arrange a refund as soon as possible and in any event within 30 days of your cancellation less the payment for the months you have received Chemistry & Industry and other privileges before we receive your cancellation.

IV. Cancellation of your Membership by us
a. SCI reserves the right to cancel any Membership subscription without notice for any reason.

b. If, for any reason, SCI's Governance refuses to accept your application for Membership, we will notify you by e-mail and will arrange a refund as soon as possible but in any event within 30 days of your application being refused. We will not be obliged to offer any additional compensation.

c. If we cancel your Membership of SCI at any time, we will notify you by email and will arrange a refund of any sum deducted by us as soon as possible but in any event within 30 days of your Membership being cancelled. We will not be obliged to offer any additional compensation.

V. Delivery of Goods
a. We will deliver all Goods associated with SCI Membership to the address you give us for delivery at the time you make your application.

b. Delivery of such Goods will be made as soon as possible after your order is accepted and in any event within 30 days of acceptance of your application for SCI Membership by SCI's governance.

c. You will become the owner of such Goods when you have paid for them and they have been delivered to you. Once Goods have been delivered to you they will be held at your own risk and we will not be liable for their loss or destruction.

VI. SCI's Liability
a. If the goods we deliver are not what you expected or are damaged or defective or the delivery is of an incorrect quantity or is delayed, we shall have no liability to you unless you notify us in writing at our contact address of the problem within 10 working days of the delivery of the Goods in question.

b. If you do not receive any Goods within 30 days of the date SCI's governance grant you SCI Membership, we shall have no liability to you unless you notify us in writing at our contact address of the problem within 40 days of the date SCI's international Governance grant you SCI Membership. If you notify a problem to us under this condition, our only obligation will be, at your option:

  • i. to make good any shortage or non-delivery;
  • ii. to replace or repair any goods that are damaged or defective; or
  • iii. to refund to you the amount paid by you for the Membership subscription in question in whatever way we choose.

c. Save as precluded by law, we will not be liable to you for any indirect or consequential loss, damage or expenses (including loss of profits, business or goodwill) howsoever arising out of any problem you notify to us under this condition and we shall have no liability to pay any money to you by way of compensation other than to refund to you the amount paid by you for the Membership subscription in whatever way we choose.

d. You must observe and comply with all applicable regulations and legislation, including obtaining all necessary customs, import or other permits to purchase Goods from our site. The importation or exportation of certain of our Goods to you may be prohibited by certain national laws. We make no representation and accept no liability in respect of the export or import of the goods you purchase.

e. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to limit any rights you might have as a consumer under applicable local law or other statutory rights that may not be excluded nor in any way to exclude or limit our liability to you for any death or personal injury resulting from our negligence.

f. These terms and conditions, together with our current Website prices, contact details and privacy policy, set out the whole of our agreement relating to the supply of the Membership subscription to you by us. Nothing said by any sales person on our behalf should be understood as a variation of these terms and conditions or as an authorised representation about the nature or quality of any goods offered for sale by us. Save for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, we shall have no liability for any such representation being untrue or misleading.

9b Terms and Conditions of Sale on which SCI will sell registration for SCI Conferences through its websites.

I. Interpretations:
In these conditions "Member" means a member of SCI as defined by the SCI Charter, By-laws and Rules.

II. The contract between us:
a. No legally binding contract exists between us until payment has been successfully processed and your order accepted.

b. The prices payable for conference places are set out on our websites

c. You are encouraged to pay by means of Visa or Mastercard. You may also pay by cheque, bankers draft, international money order, or Eurocheque. All payments must be drawn in Sterling (GB£). Cheques must be drawn on a United Kingdom bank and we reserve the right to refuse a cheque not drawn on a United Kingdom bank. But if we do not refuse such a cheque and we incur any charges in relation to the cheque because it is not drawn on a United Kingdom bank we shall be entitled to recover those charges from you.

d. On placing your request for a place at an SCI conference, SCI will send you notice that your request has been received and payment will not be taken unless sufficient places are available. We will not have accepted your order until we have allocated you a place and processed your payment.

e. We must receive payment of the whole of the price of any conference place you wish to book before your order or booking can be accepted.

f. The successful process of your payment and our acceptance of your order brings into existence a legally binding contract between us.

III. Right for you to cancel your conference booking
a. You may cancel your contract with us for a conference place at any time.

b. To cancel your contract you must notify us in writing

c. If you cancel a Conference booking more than three weeks prior to the commencement of the Conference we will arrange a refund as soon as possible and in any event within 30 days of your cancellation.

d. If you cancel a Conference booking between one and three weeks prior to the congress we will arrange a refund as soon as possible and in any event within 30 days of your cancellation less a 20% administration charge.

e. We regret that no refund will be made for cancellations received less than one week prior to the commencement of the Conference.

f. If you are unable to attend the Conference you may at our discretion nominate in writing someone else to attend instead at any time prior to the commencement of the Conference. We reserve the right to make an administration charge where you nominate someone to take your place together with (if the person nominated is not a Member) the amount of the difference (if any) between the charges payable by a Member and a Non-Member for a place at the Conference.

IV. Cancellation by us
a. It may be necessary for reasons beyond our control to change the content and timing of the programme, the speakers, the date or the venue. In the unlikely event of the programme being postponed or cancelled, we will arrange a full refund but we will not be obliged to offer any additional compensation.

b. We shall have no liability to you if a conference is changed, postponed or cancelled due to any event or circumstance beyond our reasonable control including, without limitation, strikes, lock-outs and other industrial disputes, breakdown of systems or network access, flood, fire, explosion or accident.

c. If we do cancel any contract for a conference booking we will notify you by e-mail and will arrange a refund of any sum deducted by us from your credit card as soon as possible but in any event within 30 days of acceptance of your order.

V. SCI's Liability
a. Save as precluded by law, we will not be liable to you for any indirect or consequential loss, damage or expenses (including loss of profits, business or goodwill) howsoever arising out of any problem you notify to us under this condition and we shall have no liability to pay any money to you by way of compensation other than to refund to you the amount paid by you for the conference registration in whatever way we choose.

b. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to limit any rights you might have as a consumer under applicable local law or other statutory rights that may not be excluded nor in any way to exclude or limit our liability to you for any death or personal injury resulting from our negligence.

c. These terms and conditions, together with our current Website prices, contact details and privacy policy, set out the whole of our agreement relating to the supply of the Conference Booking to you by us. Nothing said by any sales person on our behalf should be understood as a variation of these terms and conditions or as an authorised representation about the nature or quality of any goods offered for sale by us. Save for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, we shall have no liability for any such representation being untrue or misleading.

9c. Terms and Conditions of Sale on which SCI will sell other Goods through its websites.

I. Interpretations:
In these conditions "Member" means a member of SCI as defined by the SCI Charter, By-laws and Rules. "Goods" means anything provided by SCI that is the subject of a transaction other than those covered above.

II. The contract between us:
a. No legally binding contract exists between us until SCI has processed your application to order SCI Goods and confirmed your application has been successful.

b. The prices payable for any SCI Goods are set out on our websites. You may be required to pay extra for SCI Goods to be delivered and it might not be possible for us to deliver to some locations. Our delivery areas and charges are set out on the Website.

d. You are encouraged to pay by means of Visa or Mastercard. You may also pay by cheque, bankers draft, international money order, or Eurocheque. All payments must be drawn in Sterling (GB£). Cheques must be drawn on a United Kingdom bank and we reserve the right to refuse a cheque not drawn on a United Kingdom bank. But if we do not refuse such a cheque and we incur any charges in relation to the cheque because it is not drawn on a United Kingdom bank we shall be entitled to recover those charges from you.

e. We must receive payment of the whole of the price of the Goods you wish to purchase before your order can be processed and accepted.

f. On placing your request to order an SCI Goods, SCI will send you notice that your request has been received and payment has been authorised. We will not have accepted your order until SCI staff have processed your application and confirmed the acceptance of your order by email.

g. The acceptance of your order brings into existence a legally binding contract between us.

XV. Right for you to cancel your contract for Goods
a. You may cancel your contract with us for the Goods you order at any time up to the end of the seventh working day from the date you receive the ordered Goods. You do not need to give us any reason for cancelling your contract nor will you have to pay any penalty.

b. You cannot cancel your contract if you have taken any audio or video recording or computer software out of the sealed package in which it was delivered to you.

c. To cancel your contract you must notify us in writing.

d. If you have received the Goods before you cancel your contract then, unless under clause XV.b you do not have a right to cancel, you must send the Goods back to our contact address at your own cost and risk. If you cancel your contract but we have already processed the Goods or Service for delivery you must not unpack the Goods when they are received by you and you must send the Goods back to us at our contact address at your own cost and risk as soon as possible.

e. Once you have notified us that you are cancelling your contract, we will arrange a refund as soon as possible and in any event within 30 days of your cancellation PROVIDED THAT the Goods in question are returned by you and received by us in the condition they were in when delivered to you. If you do not return the Goods delivered to you or do not pay the costs of delivery, we shall be entitled to deduct the direct costs of recovering the Goods from the amount to be refunded to you.

XVI. Cancellation of your order by us
a. We reserve the right to cancel any contract for Goods between us if:

  • i. we have insufficient stock to deliver the goods you have ordered;
  • ii. we do not deliver to your area; or
  • iii. one or more of the Goods you ordered was listed at an incorrect price due to a typographical error or an error in the pricing information received by us from our suppliers.

b. If we do cancel any contract for Goods we will notify you by email and will arrange a refund of any sum deducted by us from your credit card as soon as possible but in any event within 30 days of your order being accepted. We will not be obliged to offer any additional compensation.

XVII. Delivery of Goods
a. We will deliver any Goods ordered by you to the address you give us for delivery at the time you make your order.

b. Delivery of such Goods will be made as soon as possible after your order is acceptance of your order.

c. You will become the owner of the Goods when you have paid for them and they have been delivered to you. Once the Goods have been delivered to you they will be held at your own risk and we will not be liable for their loss or destruction.

XVIII. SCI's Liability
a. If the Goods we deliver are not what you ordered or are damaged or defective or the delivery is of an incorrect quantity, we shall have no liability to you unless you notify us in writing at our contact address of the problem within 10 working days of the delivery of the Goods in question.

b. If you do not receive any Goods within 30 days of the date on your order was accepted, we shall have no liability to you unless you notify us in writing at our contact address of the problem within 40 days of the date on which your order was accepted. If you notify a problem to us under this condition, our only obligation will be, at your option:

  • i. to make good any shortage or non-delivery;
  • ii. to replace or repair any Goods that are damaged or defective; or
  • iii. to refund to you the amount paid by you for the Goods in question in whatever way we choose.

c. Save as precluded by law, we will not be liable to you for any indirect or consequential loss, damage or expenses (including loss of profits, business or goodwill) howsoever arising out of any problem you notify to us under this condition and we shall have no liability to pay any money to you by way of compensation other than to refund to you the amount paid by you for the Goods in whatever way we choose.

d. You must observe and comply with all applicable regulations and legislation, including obtaining all necessary customs, import or other permits to purchase goods from our site. The importation or exportation of certain of our Goods to you may be prohibited by certain national laws. We make no representation and accept no liability in respect of the export or import of the Goods you purchase.

e. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to limit any rights you might have as a consumer under applicable local law or other statutory rights that may not be excluded nor in any way to exclude or limit our liability to you for any death or personal injury resulting from our negligence.

f. These terms and conditions, together with our current Website prices, contact details and privacy policy, set out the whole of our agreement relating to the supply of Goods to you by us. Nothing said by any sales person on our behalf should be understood as a variation of these terms and conditions or as an authorised representation about the nature or quality of any goods offered for sale by us. Save for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, we shall have no liability for any such representation being untrue or misleading.

10. CV Service

SCI is not responsible for ensuring that information provided in both vacancy advertisments and CV postings is accurate or true. By displaying an advertisment or CV, SCI is in no way endorsing an individual or company. The service provided by SCI is limited to displaying the information provided by the individuals and any complaint or queries should be directed to the individual or company concerned.

Any positions offered or accepted using the service are in no way connected to SCI unless explicitly stated and SCI accepts no liability for any monies arising. The advertiser agrees to indeminify SCI, and keep it indemnified, against all claims, charges, demands, damages, liabilities, losses and expenses of whatever nature and howsoever arising (including but not limited to any legal or other professional fees and the cost of defending or prosecuting any claim and any loss of profit, goodwill and any other direct or consequential loss) incurred or suffered by SCI directly or indirectly by reason of any act or omission which you commit .

SCI reserves the right to remove any postings for any reason or to edit postings containing what we perceive as abusive, discriminatory or in other ways inappropriate wording.

11. Members' Directory Service

SCI is not responsible for ensuring that information provided in the Members' Directory listings is accurate or true. By displaying a listing, SCI is in no way endorsing an individual or company. The service provided by SCI is limited to displaying the information provided by the individuals and any complaint or queries should be directed to the individual concerned.

Any business arrangements offered or accepted using the service are in no way connected to SCI unless explicitly stated and SCI accepts no liability for any monies arising. The advertiser agrees to indeminify SCI, and keep it indemnified, against all claims, charges, demands, damages, liabilities, losses and expenses of whatever nature and howsoever arising (including but not limited to any legal or other professional fees and the cost of defending or prosecuting any claim and any loss of profit, goodwill and any other direct or consequential loss) incurred or suffered by SCI directly or indirectly by reason of any act or omission which you commit .

SCI reserves the right to remove any listings for any reason or to edit those containing what we perceive as abusive, discriminatory or in other ways inappropriate wording.

12. SCI's Right to vary these Terms, and our Promise to give Notice of Changes

SCI reserves the right to vary these Terms from time to time on giving you Notice. You shall be deemed to have accepted the changes if you continue to use the website after a period of one week from the delivery of the Notice.

Any Notices shall, unless otherwise expressly stated, be in writing and shall be given by sending the same by email, first class post or facsimile transmission to the other party's address as may be designated in writing from time to time. Any Notice sent by first class post shall be deemed (in the absence of evidence of earlier receipt) to have been delivered two days after its despatch. Any Notice given by email or facsimile transmission shall be deemed to have been delivered on the next working day following transmission.

13. The Legal Framework for these Terms

These Terms contain the entire understanding between you and SCI with respect to this website and no representation, statement, inducement oral or written, not contained herein shall bind any party to this agreement. Should any part of these Terms for any reason be declared invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such determination shall not affect the validity of any remaining portion and such remaining portion shall remain in full force and effect as if the invalid portion of these Terms had been eliminated. These Terms are made under English law and this website is operated from England. You are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of the country from which you are accessing this website. We make no representation that the information contained herein is appropriate or available for use in other locations outside England. You agree that the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction to resolve any controversy or claim of whatever nature arising out of or relating to use of this website, and that the laws of England shall govern such dispute or claim. However, SCI retains the right to bring legal proceedings in any jurisdiction where SCI believes that infringement of this agreement is taking place or originating.