Terms & Conditions of Usage

This website is owned and operated by Membership Services Ltd. which acts as the trading arm and the secretariat for the Direct Commerce Association (DCA, formerly operating as Catalogue Exchange and CatEx DCA). 

Direct Commerce Association and this website, are operated by a limited company which has its registered office at 59-60 Thames St, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1TX. The registered company number is 11459135 - Membership Services Ltd.

Use of this website

By using this website you agree to be be bound by these terms and conditions and all applicable laws.

Intellectual Property Rights

All copyright and other intellectual property rights in the materials on this website are owned by Membership Services Ltd., the publisher, unless otherwise indicated. You may download, print or copy any material from this website, provided it is for your own personal, non-commercial use and you keep in place all original copyright notices or other intellectual property notices as well as as credit for the the source, of all such information.

You may not copy, or modify, or alter, or distribute, or publish in any form, or sell, or otherwise use any of the material on this website in whole or in part, unless you have obtained the prior written consent of Membership Services Ltd..

Members of the media must also obtain written consent to use any of the information, provided in articles and news items on this site as well as properly attribute any information drawn from this site when used.

Limitation on Liability

Membership Services Ltd shall not be liable to to you as an individual or to any person or any entity, commercial or otherwise, in any way, whether arising under contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, for damages of any kind arising from the use of this website, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental, punitive or consequential damages, lost revenue or profits, lost of damaged data or other commercial or economic loss, that result from your use of, or inability to use, this website.

If this limitation of liability provision shall be deemed unenforceable, either in whole or in part, then such parts as are unenforceable shall be deleted, the remaining parts shall remain in full force and effect and the liability of Membership Services Ltd shall be limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.

Disclaimer of Warranty

Separate terms and conditions may apply to certain products, services and materials available throughout this website. If this is the case, they will be brought to your attention. Subject to this, no express or implied warranties of any kind are made in respect of this website or the products, services and materials available through it. Membership Services Ltd does not warrant that this website will operate uninterrupted or error or virus free or that the information on this website is accurate or complete.

Data Protection

Any information sent to us is protected using robust security methods. The methods we use are industry-standard ensuring that data is safeguarded whilst being sent over unprotected communications paths such as the internet. When it reaches us we store it securely and only provide access to it by those authorised. Although we safeguard your personal information once received, Membership Services Ltd cannot guarantee the safety of any information you transmit to us using online methods.

Changes to the Terms of Use Policy

From time to time we may introduce and add new features and content categories to the website and enhance the level of service that we offer you. This may lead to changes in this Agreement. Any such changes will be notified to you by us updating this Agreement and your subsequent use of this website will be deemed to signify your acceptance to the changes.

Links to Other Organisations

The website provides web links and other contact details to other websites that offer products, services and materials that may interest you. Some of these websites are operated in conjunction with other organisations and some are operated solely by independent organisations. Membership Services Ltd accepts no liability for any products, services, materials of information contained on or available through linked websites or otherwise provided by any other organisation referred to on this website. As no linked websites are covered by our terms and conditions, you should check what terms cover the use of these websites before using them.

Links to this Website

Membership Services Ltd reserves the right to remove without notice any links to the Direct Commerce Association website that it deems are inappropriate.

Paid Advertising and Sponsor Content on this Website

Certain material on this website has been provided by paid advertisers, associate members and association sponsors. This is clearly identified as such and will appear only during the period for which an associate member, sponsor or advertiser is qualified to receive such exposure -ie: is in active membership or sponsorship term, or has booked and paid for exposure. The opinions, statements, claims, ideas and recommendations made in any of this third party material are expressly those of the advertiser/sponsor and not of Direct Commerce Association. 

Event Derived Content on this Website 

The DIrect Commerce Association (DCA) delivers a number of conferences, seminars, workshops and related events during each year and obtains permission to publish presentation support materials on this website for member access. This material is provided by third parties and any opinions, statements, claims, ideas and recommendations made in this content are expressly those of the presenter and/or his/her organisation and not of the Direct Commerce Association. 

Board Member and Council co-Chair Derived Content on this Website 

Material provided by individual elected and co-opted individuals undertaking voluntary tasks related to the work of the Direct Commerce Association is expressly provided by those third parties and any opinions, statements, claims, ideas and recommendations made in this context are expressly those of the individuals making them and not of the Direct Commerce Association. 

 Access to this Website

Membership Services Ltd operates the Direct Commerce Association and this website as a service for those active in the direct commerce industry sector and for those in the employ of companies which are paid up members of the Direct Commerce Association trade body. Certain limited areas and content types on this website are available to all visitors without requiring membership. However there are other areas of the website and content types which are only accessible to those eligible who are in the employ of paid up member companies via password control.  Access is strictly monitored and controlled. 

Feedback and Queries

Please refer any feedback about this website and its content or any queries about this website and its content, in the first instance, to info@direct-commerce-association.com for response from a qualified senior team member or escalation to a member of the elected Board of the Direct Commerce Association.