Members are bound by our Society Constitution; this is an agreement outlining the role of the STLD and the terms of membership. Our current rules can be found here:
Membership fees are subject to VAT in accordance with VAT Notice 701/5. Our Membership rates are invoiced inclusive of VAT.
Although VAT is applicable, all our Membership subscription tiers are currently Zero-rated for VAT purposes, treating them as a 'Single Supply' of the substantive benefit, namely a subscription to our journal magazine ‘Set & Light’. Since the substantive benefit of Membership is Zero-rated for VAT, our Membership is sold accordingly.
In the event that it becomes necessary to reclassify Membership of the STLD, for both annually renewing Members and newly sold Memberships, as a 'Multiple Supply' for VAT, the VAT charged will be apportioned based on the VAT applicability of each Membership benefit.
Our application of VAT on membership products aligns with VAT Notice 701/5 - Supply of subscriptions - section 5.1.
Failure to pay within the terms above will result in forfeiture of any discount.
The STLD reserves the right to charge interest & claim compensation of interest under the Late Payment of Commercial
Debts (Interest) Act 1998. The current applicable rate of interest is 8% p.a. plus the Bank of England's base rate.
We offer discretionary support for the cost of Membership for any existing Members who fall on hard times, those looking for financial support should contact the Membership Secretary at Members@stld.org.uk who'll discuss the case with Committee.
As a non-profit trade body organisation, we have a large appreciation for our industry Sponsors, who help to financially support the societies operating costs, allowing us to continue operating for the benefit of both our members and the good of the industry.
Sponsorship is agreed at a unique rate per each of our member companies wishing to support us.
Sponsorship is invoiced annually for the agreed ongoing rate and we will not increase the cost unless agreed by both parties.
Sponsorship is applicable to VAT as per VAT Notice 701/41. Separate VAT rules apply to our overseas sponsors depending on their invoicing country.
Sponsorship is invoiced alongside an agreed number of discounted membership rates. Sponsor nominee membership is Zero-rated for VAT in accordance with VAT Notice 701/5.
By accessing and using this Website, you agree to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms, please refrain from using the Website.
1. Use of the Website
a. You are responsible for ensuring that your use of the Website complies with all applicable laws and regulations.
b. We reserve the right to modify or discontinue any aspect of the Website at any time without notice.
2. User Content
a. You may be able to submit content to the Website (e.g., personal biographies, profiles and photography). By submitting content, you grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, and worldwide license to use, modify, display, and reproduce the content.
b. You agree not to submit any content that is unlawful, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise objectionable.
3. Intellectual Property
a. The content, design, and logo on this Website are the property of the Society of Television Lighting & Design [STLD] and are protected by intellectual property laws.
b. You may not use, reproduce, or distribute any content from this Website without our express written permission.
a. The information on this Website is provided "as is" without any representations or warranties, express or implied. We make no representations or warranties in relation to the accuracy or completeness of the information on the Website.
6. Limitation of Liability
a. We will not be liable for any direct, indirect, or consequential loss or damage arising under these terms and conditions or in connection with the use of the Website.
7. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
a. These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
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We use Xero to handle our member's & Sponsors' personal data, this is stored online ONLY and encrypted to the highest standards. Only members' data pertinent to managing their membership/sponsorship subscriptions are stored.
Data for old members are archived within Xero and not actively used for internal management within Committee. If you'd like to request for your data to be fully erased, please contact the secretary officer at email@example.com.
Data is only used for internal reasons and to keep a record of members' financials.
We offer the facility for members to pay us online using Stripe. This is a third-party transaction handler who facilitates receipt of debit/credit and online payments for us. Only members opting to pay in this form are affected by their terms. Their full payment terms can be found here: https://stripe.com/gb/legal/payment-terms#payment-methods
We now offer the facility to set up a Direct Debit mandate with the STLD. This pre-authorises us to take funds directly from your bank in order to keep your account perfectly balanced, and hassle-free.
To do this, we use a third-party provider, GoCardless, who facilitates the Direct Debit Mandate on our behalf. Terms are only applicable to members opting to pay in this form. Your agreement is ultimately between yourself and the STLD but their terms as an intermediary can be found here https://gocardless.cdn.prismic.io/gocardless/85436c8e-ae31-4cb5-ace3-7743bcca0a77_Payer+Terms+of+Use+v0421.0.1.pdf
Organisations using the Direct Debit Scheme go through a careful vetting process before they're authorised, and are closely monitored by the banking industry. The efficiency and security of Direct Debit is monitored and protected by your own bank or building society.
The Direct Debit Guarantee applies to all Direct Debits. It protects you in the rare event that there is an error with the payment of your Direct Debit, for instance if a payment is taken on the incorrect date, or the wrong amount is collected. It cannot be used to address contractual disputes between you and the billing organisation. Your bank or building society may review the transaction/s before the Direct Debit Guarantee is activated.
Direct Debit Guarantee
We offer the facility for members to pay us online using PayPal. This is a third-party transaction handler who facilitates receipt of debit/credit and online account payments for us. Only members opting to pay in this form are affected by their terms. ‘Buyers’ are protected by PayPal in the form of their ‘Buyers Protection Program’, you can read more here: https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/ua/buyer-protection