Terms and conditions of membership

Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the publicly accessible areas of our website.

The Forum of British Pubs restricts access to certain areas of our website to members of the Forum of British Pubs. Restricted areas of the website can be accessed with a password once membership has commenced, the risk questionnaire is completed and the key questions for our CRM system are answered. This enables us to provide the best proactive help service and advice to our members.

Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the publicly accessible areas of our website. By using our website, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using our website.

Our website is operated by the Forum of British Pubs and the Forum of Private Business Ltd, registered company number 01329000. Our registered address is Carpenter Court, 1 Maple Road, Bramhall, Stockport, Cheshire SK7 2DH.

By proceeding with the registration or renewal process for membership of the Forum of British Pubs, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

In this document, a member is defined as a member of the Forum of British Pubs.

1. Parties

These terms and conditions form the basis of the legal relationship between a member and the Forum of British Pubs, 2 – 3 Ashley Hall, Ashley Hall Showground, Ashley, Altringham, Cheshire WA14 3QA..

2. Applications for Membership

Membership of the Forum of British Pubs is open to any privately-owned hospitality or hospitality related business based in the UK only.

3. Membership Fees

3.1 You agree to pay an annual payment (annual subscription) to the Forum of British Pubs, the sum of which may be varied from time to time, as we change and evolve our membership or if market conditions change.

3.2 Payment of the annual subscription is due in full at the start of your membership and annually thereafter. The Forum of British Pubs may also extend monthly payment terms by direct debit.

3.3 Membership of the Forum of British Pubs is for 12 months and shall renew annually unless terminated in accordance with clause 4.

3.8 Membership schemes arranged with the Forum of British Pubs will be at the agreed pricing. All other terms and conditions will also apply.

3.9 Any changes to membership pricing or terms and conditions will be notified to members one month prior to any amendments being made.

4. Termination of Membership

4.1 Should you wish to cancel your membership, you are required to do so in writing not less than 90 days, 3 months from the date of cancellation. Unless such notice of intention is given, subscriptions are payable for the full 3 months’ notice period.

4.2 The Forum of British Pubs will be entitled to cancel your membership if:

4.2.1 Any fee including but not limited to the annual subscription fee remains unpaid for a period of three months from the date that payment is due.

4.2.2 You (in the opinion of the Forum of British Pubs) behave inappropriately towards other members or towards the Forum of British Pubs.

4.2.3 You (in the opinion of the Forum of British Pubs) bring the Forum of British Pubs into disrepute.

4.2.4 You breach these terms and conditions.

5. Groups of Companies

Where a company is part of a group of companies, as a subsidiary or parent company, each business in that group may apply for membership individually or the parent company may apply on behalf of all group companies. Membership fees will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis. This applies to Multiple operator businesses as well as small pub chains.

6. Third Parties

No rights are conferred on any person who is not a party to these terms and conditions.

7. Severance

Each provision contained in these terms and conditions shall be severable from any other provisions, and if any part of any provision shall be found to be invalid, illegal or void for any reason, such invalidity, illegality or void shall not affect any other part of such provision or any other provision contained in these terms and conditions, which shall continue to have full force and effect.

8. Entire Agreement

These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between the parties and supersede all prior agreements, negotiations, representations, and proposals, whether written or oral, concerning the subject matter of the terms.

9. Governing Law

The terms shall be construed in accordance with the laws of England and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

10. Assignment

You shall not assign any of your rights or obligations under these terms and conditions without our prior written consent. We shall have the right to assign or otherwise delegate all or any of our rights or obligations under these terms and conditions upon notification to you.

11. How we communicate with you, our member

As a member of The Forum of British Pubs, you will provide us with your personal details, including your business address, key contacts, telephone, and email details. You will also be completing a risk questionnaire which we will keep on record for the duration of your membership and we will also if you decide to use the FBP reporting services keep these reports for a minimum 6 year period to fit in with the average tenancy agreement. By giving us this information you are agreeing that we can contact you from time to time (by telephone, email, SMS, text message or post), with information related to providing proactive support help and advice as well as new and existing services, products and events that we have available to our members. We will also, on a regular basis, consult members via surveys and collect member issues for campaigning purposes.

You may, at any time, opt-out of receiving communications from us in writing to info@forumofbritishpubs.com or by calling our helpline on 01565 626056.

12. Privacy

The Forum of British Pubs takes your privacy very seriously and we do not share our member data with any further parties, partners, or lobbying groups. Privacy Policy

13. Cookies Usage

The Forum of British Pubs website uses cookies to distinguish you as a website visitor from other users of our website. This helps us to provide our website visitors with a great experience when browsing our website. It allows us to improve our website. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Cookies Policy

14. GDPR

Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (collectively, “the Data Protection Legislation”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.

The Forum of British Pubs processes personal data daily. The GDPR requires us as a business to give information about our data processing activities and how we deal with the information that we hold.