Terms & Conditions
The Military Coworking Network, including the Military Coworking Network Website and Military Coworking Network Hubs, is an initiative under the legal and administrative guardianship of the Royal Air Forces Association. This Agreement is a legal document which sets out your rights and obligations and also those of the Royal Air Forces Association (RAF Association or RAFA), Membership organisation and Registered Charity 226686 (England & Wales) – SC037673 (Scotland).
By accessing the Military Coworking Network website, registering as an MCN Online Member or MCN Hub Member and making use of Military Coworking Network Hubs you agree to the terms of this Agreement, and you re-affirm the agreement every time you use them. Visitors to the Military Coworking Network Website who do not register, similarly agree that they are bound by this Agreement each time they access the Military Coworking Network Website, as do guests of MCN Hub Members that make use of Military Coworking Network Hubs. You should be aware that this Agreement may change from time to time.
Use of the Military Coworking Network Website
2. Becoming an MCN Online Member
People who register for the Military Coworking Network Website become ‘MCN Online Members’. Once you are logged in, you are referred to as an MCN Online Member.
Individuals wishing to become MCN Online Members must register with the website. Non-MCN Online Members are able to access the site excluding the MCN Online Members section and pages restricted to MCN Online Members. You can join the Military Coworking Network online here.
To become an MCN Online Member you must be:
Aged 18 or older;
A partner of a serving member of the UK Armed Forces;
A child aged 18 or older of serving member of the UK Armed Forces that lives in SFA or SSFA;
A serving member of the UK Armed Forces in possession of an MoD 90 pass.
There are no membership fees relevant to becoming an MCN Online Member. Fees may apply for become an MCN Hub Member – see the below section Use of Military Coworking Network Hubs for more information.
You undertake to register to become an MCN Online Member for the Military Coworking Network Website using accurate and current information about yourself – including your correct name, email address and any other requested details.
You also undertake to keep your email address and other details on the site updated to the correct information should any of your information change at any time. You can do this by editing your information in the ‘My Account’ pages of the login area of the Military Coworking Network Website.
6. Military Coworking Network Website login area
You, as an unregistered user and as an MCN Online Member who visits the Military Coworking Network Website, acknowledge that we are not and cannot be responsible for the behaviour of any unregistered user or MCN Online Member – whether on the Military Coworking Network Website or outside of it. We only provide a venue where the Military Coworking Network Website may be accessed. In particular, you should be aware that Military Coworking Network does not monitor the material contributed by MCN Online Members, however we do moderate material and will delete material that is in breach of the Terms and Conditions of use.
7. Operation of the Military Coworking Network Website
The RAF Association reserves the right to withdraw or modify one or more aspects of the Military Coworking Network Website where we have legal or technical reasons to do so (including technical difficulties experienced by RAF Association or on the Internet) or for any other reason. This includes the Business Directory where we may modify or remove listings made where we have a legal, technical or moral reason to do so or for any other reason as we see fit.
There may also be times when the Military Coworking Network Website becomes unavailable, whether on a scheduled or unscheduled basis. For security or other reasons, we may require you to change password or other information which facilitates access to the Military Coworking Network Website.
8. Misuse of the Military Coworking Network Website
RAF Association misuse policy forms part of this agreement. We reserve the right (a) to suspend or terminate any MCN Online Member’s access to the Military Coworking Network Website, or parts of it, and/or (b) to edit, or require the MCN Online Member to edit material posted on the Military Coworking Network Website, if the relevant MCN Online Member or material appears to us to be in breach of any provision of this Agreement. Any person whose access has been suspended or terminated must not re-register for, or re-access, the Military Coworking Network Website without our prior consent.
You are responsible for everything which is done on or through the Military Coworking Network Website while your account is logged on to the RAF Association Website, or through your email address(es).
All users of the Military Coworking Network must not use access to the Military Coworking Network Website, or information gathered from it, for the sending of unsolicited bulk email (sometimes known as spam).
You are responsible for ensuring that no material you post, or which is posted through a machine on which you access the Military Coworking Network Website, nor any activity or communication you make in connection with any Military Coworking Network Website, will be capable of (a) infringing the intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity, (b) breaching any applicable law, whether criminal, tortious or otherwise, or (c) appearing to be offensive, defamatory, libellous, threatening, obscene, racist, pornographic, false, unreliable or misleading.
11. Alerting Us
If you see anything on the Military Coworking Network Website which appears to infringe this Agreement, then please contact us to inform us of it. We do not generally monitor material contributed by MCN Online Members before it is placed on the Military Coworking Network Website and so we are reliant upon users to point out any which infringes this Agreement.
In addition, if you see anything on the Military Coworking Network website or any associated sites that you believe to be incorrect either posted by an MCN Online Member or written by us, we will endeavour to correct once we are informed of its presence.
12. Withdrawal of Material and Termination of Membership
Each MCN Online Member acknowledges that we are entitled to withdraw any material on the Military Coworking Network Website which appears whether based on information received from MCN Online Members or others, or our own determination to be capable of breaching any part of this Agreement, or to bring the Military Coworking Network Website into disrepute.
However, each user acknowledges that as we do not monitor material which appears on the Military Coworking Network Website, we are also reliant upon you and all users to notify us of anything you see on the site which may breach this Agreement, using the notification techniques which are made available on the Military Coworking Network Website.
13. Disclaimer and Release
The RAF Association has no control over or responsibility for the truth or accuracy of any material available on the Military Coworking Network Website, whether provided by MCN Online Members or others.
If any third-party sites are linked to/from the Military Coworking Network Website, this does not mean that we endorse or have any responsibility for the site in question or anything which appears on it.
• You should exercise no lesser degree of caution in appraising what you see on the Military Coworking Network Website than you do offline.
• Even though MCN Online Members are prohibited from doing so, people may provide information, or otherwise behave, in a way that is unreliable, misleading or even illegal. Further, you should note that people may not necessarily be who they say they are.
• Your use of the Military Coworking Network Website is entirely at your own risk. Accordingly, to the extent that the law permits, you release RAF Association from all liability arising out of or in connection with the Military Coworking Network Website and the material included here by MCN Online Members and other third parties.
14. Intellectual Property
You acknowledge that all copyright, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights in and relating to the Military Coworking Network Website (including the material which is contributed by MCN Online Members) are owned by the RAF Association. It is easy to copy material which appears on websites, but this does not mean it is legal.
Therefore, no-one may copy, distribute, show in public or create any derivative work from the Military Coworking Network Website, or any of the material which is found on the Military Coworking Network Website unless properly licensed to do so by us.
By submitting any material to the content to the Military Coworking Network Website, you:
• are representing that you are fully entitled to do so;
• grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, non-terminable licence right to copy, modify, distribute, show in public and create derivative works from that material in any form, anywhere; and
• authorise us to adapt the relevant material in the course of doing so, and so waive your moral rights to object to any derogatory treatment, or to be identified as the author, of the material in question.
15. Excluded Loss
We will not be liable to you or any third party for any indirect or consequential loss or damage, or for any loss of data, profit, revenue or business, howsoever caused (whether arising out of any negligence or breach of this Agreement or otherwise). The RAF Association will also not be liable for any failure to perform of its obligations under this Agreement caused by matters beyond its reasonable control.
16. Non-excluded Liabilities
Nothing in this Agreement limits RAF Association liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence, or any other liability which may not by law be excluded. Any statutory rights you may have as a consumer remain unaffected.
You agree to indemnify us against all liabilities, claims and expenses that may arise from any breach of this Agreement by you or through a machine on which you access the Military Coworking Network Website.
We reserve the right to assign this Agreement, and to assign or subcontract any or all of our rights and obligations under this Agreement. You may not without the written consent of the RAF Association assign or dispose of this Agreement.
19. Entire Agreement
20. Changes to this Agreement
The RAF Association reserves the right to change this Agreement from time to time, and post the new version on the Military Coworking Network Website. The new version of these terms and conditions will take effect, and will govern all Military Coworking Network Websites and Military Coworking Hubs and your relationship with the Military Coworking Network and RAF Association:
• commencing four weeks after the date of posting (or such later date as RAF Association indicates in the relevant posting), if any of the changes is to an operative provision of this Agreement which is capable of adversely affecting you; if you do not wish to be governed by the new version of the Agreement, you may notify us on or before the date when the new version of the Agreement is to take effect, and from that date you must cease to use the Military Coworking Network, Military Coworking Network Website and Military Coworking Network Hubs; or
• immediately upon the date of posting (or such later date as RAF Association indicates in the relevant posting), if the changes are not to operative provisions, or not capable of adversely affecting you – examples of which would include, without limitation, changes to one or more RAF Association addresses or email addresses referred to in this Agreement.
In the event that any term of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable by judicial decree or decision, the remainder of this Agreement shall remain valid and enforceable.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
In the event of a misunderstanding or dispute with regards to the meaning of these terms and conditions, you are bound by RAFA’s interpretation.
RAFA’s maximum liability to you is limited to membership fees already paid unless otherwise determined by English law.