Membership Policy

When you sign up for a membership account on the British Bridal Supplier Association (“BBSA”) Website at (“Website”) you are agreeing to our:

  • Website Terms of Use;
  • Privacy Policy;
  • Content Take-Down Policy; and
  • Membership Policy.

Together these documents form our Website Terms and they are important because they contain the full agreement between us in relation to the website. We recommend that you read them carefully, especially the Our Liability to You and Interactive Content sections. If there is a conflict between the Website Terms of Use and this Membership Policy, this Membership Policy will take precedence.

In order to become a member of the BBSA Website, we need you to agree to a few terms and conditions:


When creating an account to use the BBSA Website you must not:

  • be under 18 years of age;
  • give any false information in your account details or otherwise;
  • permit another person to use the account under your name or on your behalf; or
  • use the account or Website if we have suspended or banned you from using the Website.

Your Account and Passwords

Your account, account details and passwords are private. Please keep them private and safe and do not share this information with anyone else or let anyone else use your account. If you think someone else is using your account, change the password straight away and contact us immediately.

As your account is yours, you are responsible for anything that happens through use of your account. You cannot transfer our agreement to another person (by selling, giving your account or allowing another to use your account). We give you permission to use the account you create, however, your account belongs to us. We may delete your account if it has been inactive for six months or for the reasons set out below (Ending Our Relationship).

Your Right to Use the BBSA Website Members’ Area

If you agree to the Membership Policy and we provide you with access to the members’ area of the BBSA Website (“members’ area”), we are pleased to give you permission to use the members’ area on your device (this is just a right to use the members’ area and you don’t own it). We may give the same permission to others and we can take away this permission at any time (see Ending Our Relationship). You are also telling us that you have the device owner’s permission to use the members’ area on that device.

Interactive Content

The Website and members’ area contain interactive services, where users can upload user generated content (“interactive content”). These facilities include Problem Accounts List, Members’ Forum and BBSA Blog (“interactive services”).

We do not pre-moderate or post-moderate any interactive content.

When you upload any interactive content to the interactive services you confirm that you own that interactive content or have permission to upload it, but you give us a worldwide licence (including the right to sub-licence) to the extent required for us to perform our obligations pursuant to the terms and to provide you with the functions and features of the members’ area. All interactive content will be considered to be non-confidential.

When you upload interactive content and/or links you promise that it:

  • will comply with applicable law in the UK (or the country it is posted from); and
  • will not:
    • be unlawful;
    • infringe the intellectual property rights of a third party;
    • be threatening;
    • be offensive;
    • be pornographic;
    • be obscene;
    • be defamatory;
    • promote violence or discrimination;
    • be likely to deceive;
    • promote illegal activity;
    • be made to look like it comes from us; or
    • impersonate another person.

You promise that the interactive content will be accurate (when you are stating facts) and will contain genuinely held views (when you are giving your opinion).

We may remove or delete any interactive content at any time. Views expressed in interactive content do not reflect our views.

We do not moderate, oversee or monitor interactive content. If you have any concerns about interactive content that appears on the Website, please contact us. Once we have been notified of your concerns, we will act in accordance with our Content Take Down Policy.

We Own the Members’ Area

The members’ area (apart from the interactive content) belongs to us, and we own or have the appropriate permission to use all intellectual property rights in the entire Website (i.e. text, logos, trade marks, graphics and source code) unless otherwise stated. We reserve all of our rights in relation to the Website, members’ area and their content (apart from the interactive content). We may transfer our rights and obligations to anyone without your permission.

What You Cannot Do

You may only use our Website and members’ area for lawful purposes. You may not use our Website or members’ area:

  • in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
  • in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent effect;
  • for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;
  • to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our terms;
  • to send, or facilitate the sending of any unauthorised or unsolicited advertising, promotional material, or spam;
  • to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code which is designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree:

  • not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of the members’ area or Website, which breaches the Terms of Use;
  • not to access without our permission, or interfere with, damage or disrupt any part of the Website or members’ area, any network on which it is stored, or any software, whether used in the provision of our Website and members’ area, or owned by a third party.

What Happens If You Break Your Promises?

We decide whether there has been a breach of our terms. If, in our view, a breach has occurred, we may:

  • immediately, temporarily or permanently withdraw your right to use the members’ area and/or the entire Website;
  • immediately, temporarily or permanently remove any information or content or interactive content contained in or posted by your account (also see Content Take Down Policy);
  • issue you a warning;
  • bring legal proceedings against you; or
  • disclose such information to regulatory or law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.


If you have breached any of our terms, we may suspend your access to the members’ area, or close your account without notice to you.

Sometimes Things Don’t Work

We will provide the members’ area with reasonable care and skill. Due to the nature of the Internet and technology, we can’t promise that the members’ area will be uninterrupted, error-free or meet your expectations. We cannot accept any responsibility for any failures, loss or damage resulting from your use of the members’ area. We cannot accept responsibility or liability where despite our efforts to meet our obligations, the Website, or the members’ area are prevented by events or acts outside our reasonable control.

Changes to the Members’ Area

We may change the members’ area at any time at our sole discretion, and without notifying you. Sometimes the change will be to prevent a security risk or if required by law or regulation, and sometimes we may just want to make improvements.

Ending Our Relationship

If at any time you do not feel that you can agree to our terms or you are not happy with the Website and/or the members’ area, you must stop using the Website and the members’ area immediately. To close your account, please contact us at

We may end your use of the members’ area if you break these terms or engage in any act that we consider to be against the spirit or intent of the Website or the members’ area.

We cannot guarantee that the members’ area or the Website will always be available or remain the same. Things change and we may close the Website or the members’ area, end your use of the Website or the members’ area or change the Website or members’ area into something new.

If we end your use of the members’ area because of something that you have done, we may delete or modify your information and account. You will lose any benefits, privileges, or items linked to your account. We will not offer you compensation for any losses.

Our Liability to You

We cannot be liable (and make no promises or statements) about the content that is accessed through the members’ area. You agree that you use the Website and the members’ area at your own risk and that the content may have inaccuracies, errors, or be out of date.

We, you and our other members are a community. Any community must allow discussion and differences of opinion. There may be opinion or comment on the Website or in the members’ area with which you do not agree.

Due to the nature of the Internet and technology, we can’t promise that the members’ area or the Website will be accurate, up-to-date, complete, uninterrupted, error-free, virus free or meet your expectations.

The members’ area is provided on an “as is” basis and we have no liability for any damage caused by errors or omissions in any information, instructions or scripts provided to you in connection with your use of the members’ area. We can’t accept any responsibility for any failures, loss or damage resulting from your use of the members’ area except as set out below.

All promises, representations, conditions and all other terms of any kind whatsoever implied by statute or common law are, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, excluded from our agreement with you.

Nothing in this Membership Policy shall limit or exclude liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence, fraud or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English Law.

Under no circumstances will the BBSA (or its employees, agents and sub-contractors, or member of its group and third parties connected to the group) be liable to you for any costs, damages, claims, actual or alleged indirect loss or consequential loss however arising suffered by you, including, but not limited to, loss of profits, loss or corruption of data, savings, business or opportunity, reputation or any other sort of economic loss.

The BBSA’s maximum aggregate liability in contract, tort, or otherwise (including any liability for any negligent act or omission) arising out of or in connection with the performance of its obligations under these terms in respect of any one or more incidents or occurrences shall be limited to £100 (one hundred pounds sterling).


Our agreement is with you and no other third parties are able to enforce the rights under our agreement.

About Us

We are the British Bridal Suppliers Association Limited, a company registered in England and Wales, with company registration number 08444944. Our registered office is Mary Street House, Mary Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 3NW. Questions or comments regarding the Website or the Website Terms should be sent by e-mail to


As we are based in England, English law will apply to all disputes and the interpretation of our agreement with you. The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction.

Dated: 26th August 2014