This page sets out the terms and conditions of your membership with Community Energy Association (England) Limited a limited company registered in England and Wales under number 09042561, whose registered office is The Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX (hereafter referred to as 'CEE') and should be read in conjunction with our Articles of Association and Bye-Laws. By agreeing to become a member of CEE, you are deemed to have accepted the Terms and Conditions, Articles of Association and Bye-Laws from the successful date of your application. Membership means that your organisation becomes a company law member of CEE.

These terms and conditions apply to the provision of the membership benefits, other services and products detailed in our quotation by CEE.

Your membership

CEE has different tiers of membership, designed to meet our member needs and ensure members fees are reflected fairly. These different tiers of membership are:

  • Community members – any social enterprise or not-for-profit organisation who delivers, plans to deliver, or supports the delivery of community energy projects
  • Corporate members – for-profit organisations who support the aims of CEE
  • Public members – Third sector organisations who support the aims of CEE

Further details of the tiers of membership and relevant fees can be found here. The membership year starts from the day that the Member joins the organisation (Start Date) and the Member will be invoiced from the next quarter (being from 1 January, 1 April, 1 July and 1 October in each year) for that membership year. Acceptance as a Member is at CEE's discretion.

Membership will renew annually on an automatic basis on the quarter date (being 1 January, 1 April, 1 July and 1 October in each year) falling after each anniversary of the Start Date and in accordance with our Articles of Association.  At least three months before your renewal date we will send a notification of the renewal of membership for the forthcoming year with the relevant fees.

Membership is continuous unless revoked prior to your renewal date and which is acknowledged by CEE in writing.

Membership and its benefits are intended for your organisation only. Any other related organisation is expected to join under separate membership if they wish to receive these member benefits. As such, the benefits of being a Member are not capable of being passed on to another organisation.

All contracts between the Member and CEE are governed by English Law and both submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of English courts.

Any benefits and services provided to the Member by CEE are offered subject to availability. CEE accepts no liability for failure to provide any benefits and services.

As a Member, your organisation agrees to adhere to and actively support CEE's principles from time to time.

These terms and conditions, the Articles of Association and the Bye-Laws may be revised by CEE from time to time. Members will be informed through email of any changes.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of membership is not permitted within your membership year. It is only permitted in respect of future membership years as set out above.

Membership is not transferrable and will terminate if your organisation ceases to exist.

Membership may be terminated at any time if the Member fails to pay the membership fee when due, to adhere to these terms and conditions, the Articles of Association and the Bye-Laws, or their conduct is considered by CEE’s elected Board of Directors to be materially prejudicial to the interests of CEE, damaging to CEE's reputation or brings CEE into disrepute.

Payment

All subscriptions are to be paid in sterling only.

All fees exclude VAT, which will be added at the prevailing rate.

CEE will only accept cheques payable to "Community Energy Association (England) Limited" and bank transfers.

Member invoices will be sent via email. Invoices are payable within 30 days of issue.

CEE offers a free first year introductory membership to those groups whose annual turnover is less than £20,000. CEE relies on Members for information regarding any changes to annual turnover.

If membership is cancelled, the Member agrees to pay any outstanding fees due to CEE.

Unpaid Membership Fees

CEE is a not-for-profit organisation and membership fees make up the majority of our income. Therefore, unpaid fees impact directly on our ability to serve our members and the wider sector. If a Member fails to pay any fees when due, CEE reserves the right to suspend membership until payment is received. In addition, CEE reserves the right to take any steps necessary to recover unpaid fees, including taking legal action where necessary. If you anticipate any problems with the payment of your subscription, please contact us at the earliest opportunity to discuss.

Communications and Data Protection

When you join CEE, you provide us with personal data, including phone numbers and email addresses.

Save as set out below we will use any personal data provided as a Member in accordance with our Privacy Policy, which can be accessed here. Please note that the Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time.

By providing us with personal data you are agreeing that we can use such personal data in the following ways: to administer your membership and deliver any membership benefits and services; to send email correspondence in relation to your membership status, membership renewal and other membership matters; and  to send you our newsletter, regular emails to inform you about your membership, membership benefits, our activities, services, products and news, from which you will be given the opportunity to ‘opt out’. If you wish to opt out, change your contact details and update us about members of your organisation, please contact us using the details below.

Liability

CEE does not accept any liability for damage to, or loss of, Members' personal belongings whilst in attendance at any premises of ours or any event organised by us. We do not accept any responsibility for any loss (including, without limitation, theft) of any property occasioned at any venue, save for any damage caused by our negligence.

CEE will have no liability to Members, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise for any: indirect or consequential loss or damage; loss of data; loss of profit; loss of revenue or business (whether direct or indirect).

CEE's total liability to a Member in respect of all other losses arising under or in connection with membership, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed the fees that the Member paid in the 12 months preceding any claim. These limitations and exclusions only apply to the extent permitted by applicable law.

Contact Us

Registered Address: Community Energy England, The Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX

Tel: 0114 312 2248

Email: members@communityenergyengland.org