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Unsolicited Marketing and Misuse of the BBG Brand

1. Members shall not misuse the BBG name or logo

No member of any category (or employee thereof (as such term is used in the Constitution)) shall have any rights in respect of any trade names or trademarks used by the Group or of the goodwill associated therewith and each member acknowledges (as an ongoing condition of membership) that it shall not acquire any rights in respect thereof and that all such rights and goodwill are and shall remain vested in the Group. No member shall, without the prior written approval of the Committee, use the Group’s trademarks or trade names, nor any trademarks or trade names so resembling the Group's trademarks or trade names, as to be likely (in the opinion of the Committee, acting reasonably) to cause confusion or perceived endorsement from the Group. It is hereby confirmed that the BBG holds all intellectual property rights (including copyright and trademark rights) in its name, logos, acronyms and related goodwill. The trade names British Business Group and BBG are intellectual property rights of the Group. All intellectual property rights of the Group are protected from copying and simulation under local and international laws and may not be reproduced, copied or otherwise used without the express prior written permission of the Group.


2. Members shall not use BBG data for unsolicited bulk marketing

It is an ongoing condition of membership of the Group that no member shall use data relating to other members of the Group which is contained in, or available through, any database, website, publication or directory issued or operated in respect of the Group, for the purposes of unsolicited bulk marketing. For these purpose unsolicited bulk marketing shall mean the sending of a message if:

(1) the recipient's personal identity and address details are irrelevant because the message is equally applicable to many other addressees; and

(2) the recipient has not verifiably granted explicit permission for it to be sent. For the avoidance of doubt, membership of the Group does not constitute permission from or by any member to be sent messages from any other member.

The purpose of this rule is not to prevent the use of the membership data for networking and direct contact purposes in the furtherance of business, but to prevent mass-mailings and other unsolicited marketing tactics which target all or a section of the membership with information and/or offers and promotions for which the recipient has expressed no interest directly and which have not been endorsed by the Group. Should you be in any doubt regarding whether a proposed use of the membership data is in breach of this rule please seek clarification from the Group.

Breach of either or both of the above rules shall entitle the Committee to expel the relevant member and/or its representatives in accordance with section 3.6(d) of the Constitution.