Terms Of Service
What is the Future Food Movement Ally Community?
Future Food Movement Ally Community is an online platform aimed at arming people working in the food sector with the tools to understand the climate crisis and build confidence on how to act.
It does this by allowing users to apply for a digital subscription (a “Subscription”, to which there are “Subscribers”) at a cost (the “Cost”) which provides Subscribers access to different online tools and content
What’s in these terms?
These terms govern the relationship between (i) us (as defined below) and (ii) users of the Digital platform (“our site”).
Who we are and how to contact us
Future Food Movement Ally Community is a site operated by Veris Strategies (“we, us”). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 3817642 and have our registered office at Silbury Court, 420 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 2AF To contact us, please email FFM@Veris-Strategies.co.uk.
By using our site you accept these terms
We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.
Becoming a subscriber
To become an Ally member, you must fill in the online form (the “Application Form”) at https://futurefoodmovement.com/ally-community/
If you choose to become an Ally Member, your membership will begin on the date we send you an email confirming your membership. You may choose to cancel your membership at any time by notifying us by email at FFM@Veris-Strategies.co.uk.
We reserve the right to reject an application from becoming an Ally Member for any reason whatsoever.
The monthly fee
The Monthly Fee may be increased or reduced at any time and at our sole discretion. We will write to you should there be any change to the Monthly Fee.
The Monthly Fee is due on the monthly anniversary of the date on which the Subscription was approved. Payment is then due immediately and will be taken by way of direct debit from the elected account as stated in the Application Form. We reserve the right to change the date on which the Monthly Fee is taken and shall give notice upon such a date change. Where this occurs you agree that certain Monthly Fees may be taken as pro rata payments to accord with the new payment date.
Cancelling your subscription
This clause is subject to any promotion which may be in place from time to time.
An applicant may withdraw their application at any time prior to it being accepted
Following the commencement of the Subscription, the Subscriber will have fourteen calendar days during which they may withdraw their application without incurring any cost (the “Cooling-Off Period”). During the Cooling-Off Period and following written confirmation of withdrawal for Subscription, the Subscriber will be entitled to the return of the first instalment of their Monthly Fee or the Yearly Fee, which will be returned within 30 days.
Following the expiry of the Cooling-Off Period, Subscribers commit to a minimum 12 month Subscription.
For the avoidance of doubt, at the end of the Cooling-Off Period:
- for the Monthly Fee, all commitments to pay each of the 12 Monthly Fees until expiry of the Subscription must be upheld; or
- for the Yearly Fee, no amount of this fee shall be returned to you.
To cancel or withdraw any Subscription, a Subscriber must write to FFM@Veris-Strategies.co.uk.
The Subscription will cease upon the second calendar day from the written confirmation as mentioned above.
The effect of cancellation prevents a user from being a Subscriber and accessing Future Food Movement subscription content. Any Content created by the Subscriber during the period in which they were a Subscriber shall be held and maintained by us for a reasonable length of time. We have the sole discretion to remove Content created, shared or posted by the former-Subscriber who has cancelled their Subscription.
Should a user wish to re-subscribe following the cancellation of a Subscription, that party must follow the procedure outlined at clause 21 Whilst we intent to hold and maintain any Progress or any Content created, posted or shared, we cannot guarantee that it shall be available upon resubscription and do not warrant any that either the Progress nor Content shall be available, either for other Subscribers or for that Subscriber.
At our sole discretion, from time to time, we may offer a promotion to waive or reduce fees, as well as allow Subscribers to enjoy a period in which payment is not required.
We reserve the right to remove Content which does not comply with our Acceptable Use Policy.
We reserve the right to expel any Subscriber where there has been non-compliance with our Acceptable Use Policy, or where you have breached any other of our policies, including our Data Protection Policy.
We shall issue notice that a Subscriber has been expelled one day before the Subscription will cease, and the expulsion is at our sole discretion. The Subscription will terminate on at 12 noon on the day following the date of that notice.
Where expulsion has occurred, no amount of the:
- Monthly Fees which have been paid for that month shall be refunded, and any remaining amounts due until the 12 month anniversary of the Subscription will continue to be owed by and must be paid by you; or
- Yearly Fee shall be refunded.
Courses and content
Future Food Movement courses are intended to be for the benefit of Subscribers. Any Content made accessible by the Subscription must not be sent, circulated or otherwise disclosed to any other party whatsoever and the Subscriber warrants to keep any Content or information made available on the Course confidential, subject to where reasonably required, for example to discuss the Content or Course with other Subscribers.
At all times any intellectual property is owed by us, even where a Subscriber has made Progress on any Content, and we grant to Subscribers a non-transferable, non-exclusive, limited licence to use the Contents and Courses for the period of which the Subscription lasts. In no way do we assign, licence or otherwise grant any permission for Subscribers, applications or otherwise to use our intellectual property, Content or Courses.
Whether you are an Account holder or a visitor (each, a “User” ), we welcome feedback, comments and suggestions for improvements to the Services ( “Feedback” ). You can submit Feedback by emailing us at FFM@Veris-Strategies.co.uk.. You grant to us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully-paid, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable license under any and all intellectual property rights that you own or control to use, copy, modify, create derivative works based upon and otherwise exploit the Feedback for any purpose.
Rules about linking to our site
You may link to our home page (https://futurefoodmovement.com), provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.
You must not frame our site or the Connect on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site or the Connect other than the home page.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our site or on the Messenger other than that set out above, please contact FFM@Veris-Strategies.co.uk.
We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them
We do not guarantee that our site or the Messenger will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site and the Messenger. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our site or the messenger by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site of the Digital, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site or Future Food Movement. You must not attack our site the Messenger via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
Rights you are giving us to use material you upload
When you upload or post content to our Site, you grant us the right to use that content:
- for educational purposes;
- for marketing and advertising purposes; and
- for any other purpose required to further Digital.
Uploading content to our site
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload any content to our site, including, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use.
You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.
Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us and other users of our site a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties.
We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
We have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.
We may make changes to these terms
We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. These terms were most recently updated on [Tuesday 22nd February 2022].
We may make changes to our site
We may update and change our site from time to time to reflect changes to our services, our users’ needs and our business priorities.
We may suspend or withdraw our site
We do not guarantee that our site or any Content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site or business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.
You must keep your account details safe
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us via email or telephone.
How you may use material on our site
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
Do not rely on information on this site
The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.
We are not responsible for websites we link to
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.
We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.
User-generated content is not approved by us
Our site may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the site, including some Content. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.
We are not responsible for the information, materials or Content uploaded by other users of our site, in particular this applies to the Careers Platform section of the our site. We may not be held liable for any loss or damage that may arise, or be alleged to arise, from the publication of information, materials or Content by other users of our site, or the reliance on any such information, materials or Content.
We do not undertake to monitor the submission or publication of information, materials or Content
If you wish to complain about information and materials uploaded by other users please contact us by email.