Terms and Conditions

Introduction
These Terms and Conditions govern your use of this website (“this website”) and your relationship with the Architects Registration Board (“we”, “us”, “our” or “ARB”). Please read them carefully as they affect your rights and liabilities under the law. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, please do not register for or use this Website. Please also see our Data Protection and Privacy Policy for information about how we collect and use your personal data.

  1. Use of this Website
    This Website is provided to you for your personal use subject to these Terms and Conditions. By using this Website you agree to be bound by both these Terms and Conditions and our Data Protection and Privacy Policy.
  2. Registering with the Website
    You may be required to register to access certain sections of the Website or our services.
    If you register to use the Website you will be asked to create a password. In order to prevent fraud and to protect your personal data, you must keep this password confidential and must not disclose it or share it with anyone. If you know or suspect that someone else knows your password you should notify us by contacting info@arb.org.uk immediately.
    If we have reason to believe that there is likely to be a breach of security or misuse of the Website, we may require you to change your password or we may suspend your account.
  3. Amendments
    We may update these Terms and Conditions from time to time for legal or regulatory reasons or to allow the proper operation of this Website. We will notify any changes to you via the email address you provided on registration (if applicable) or by a suitable announcement on this Website.
    The changes will apply to the use of this Website after we have given notice. If you do not wish to accept the new Terms and Conditions you should not continue to use this Website. If you continue to use this Website after the date on which the change comes into effect, your use of this Website indicates that you agree to be bound by the new Terms and Conditions.
  4. Intellectual property
    The content of this Website is protected by copyright, trade marks, database right and other intellectual property rights. You may retrieve and display the content of this Website on a computer screen, and/or store a copy of such content on one storage device such as a disk, memory card or portable drive, and/or print one hard-copy of such content. You agree that any such copies, whether in electronic or hard-copy format, shall be for your own personal, non-commercial use only, and you must ensure that you keep intact all and any copyright and proprietary notices. Other than as described herein, you may not make additional copies of the Website content and you may not store any such content on a server or on any shared storage device. You may not reproduce, modify, copy or distribute or use for commercial purposes any of the materials or content on this Website without our written permission.
  5. Availability of this Website
    Although we aim to offer you the best service possible, we make no promise that the services at this Website will meet your requirements. We cannot guarantee that the services will be fault-free. If a fault occurs with this Website you should report it by sending an email to info@arb.org.uk and we will attempt to correct the fault as soon as we reasonably can.
    Your access to this Website may occasionally be restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance or the introduction of new facilities or services. We will attempt to restore the service as soon as we reasonably can. Access to the Website may be restricted whether or not you have registered with us.
  6. Our liability
    This Website may incorporate or reference content from other Internet sites or third-party resources. While we try to ensure that material included on this Website is correct, reputable and of high quality, we do not make any warranties or guarantees in relation to that content. If we are informed of any inaccuracies in the material on the Website we will attempt to correct the inaccuracies as soon as we reasonably can.
    If we are in breach of these Terms & Conditions, we will only be responsible for any losses that you suffer as a result to the extent that they are a foreseeable consequence to both of us at the time you use this Website. Our liability shall not in any event include business losses such as lost data, lost profits or business interruption.
    Commentary and other materials posted on this Website are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We shall not be liable for any losses that may be incurred by you or any visitor to this Website or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents, as a result of any reliance placed on such materials.
    This clause 6 shall not limit or affect our liability resulting from something we do negligently that causes death or personal injury.
  7. Viruses, hacking and other offences
    You must not misuse our Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Website, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
    You agree to make every reasonable effort to protect us and our Website from any attack or threat emanating from any network owned, operated or controlled by you.
    If you breach this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Website will cease immediately.
    We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
  8. Third Party Websites
    As a convenience to you, this Website includes material or links to other web sites which are beyond our control. We are not responsible for content on any site outside this Website, and any listing or reference shall not be deemed an endorsement of any kind by us.
  9. Applicable Law
    These Terms and Conditions will be subject to the laws of England and Wales. We will try to solve any disagreements quickly and efficiently. If you are not happy with the way we deal with any disagreement and you want to take court proceedings, you must do so within the United Kingdom.
  10. International Use
    We make no promise that materials on this Website are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United Kingdom, and accessing this Website from territories where its contents are illegal or unlawful is prohibited. If you choose to access this site from locations outside the United Kingdom, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
  11. Applications to Register
    1. The primary purpose of this Website is to facilitate the submission of an Application by you to join (or re-join) the UK Register of Architects. Please ensure you have read and understood these terms and only submit your Application if you have done so.
    2. You confirm that all personal details and information given by you in your Application is true and accurate and not misleading in any way.
    3. You agree that if you discover that any personal information or details that you have provided in your Application are inaccurate or incorrect you will notify us immediately. We reserve the right to ask you to complete a new Application if any of the information you have provided is inaccurate or incomplete.
    4. You confirm that copies of any proof of identification or proof of nationality documents that we may require from you will be a true and accurate copy. We reserve the right to ask you for a further copy of such documentation if the copy is unclear or unsatisfactory in some other way.
    5. You confirm that any evidence of your qualifications that we may require under the Application will be true and accurate and we reserve the right to ask for additional copies of such documents if the copies you provide are unclear or unsatisfactory in some other way. Furthermore we reserve the right to contact the awarding body, institution or competent authority which has issued the relevant qualification in order to verify its existence and contents.
    6. We agree that we will only use any personal data or information provided by you to us within your Application in accordance with our Data Protection and Privacy Policy, a copy of which can be seen here. If you have any queries about how your personal information will be used by us, please let us know. By completing and submitting your Application you confirm that you consent to us putting your name and other relevant information on the UK Register of Architects, which may be accessed by members of the public.
    7. You will be required to pay us a fee when submitting your Application via this Website. Until such time as we have received the required fee in full, we may choose not to process any Application submitted by you. If we do not receive the required fee in a timely manner, we may choose to discard your Application. A refund of any fee (or part thereof) paid by you to us is at the sole discretion of the Registrar. Please refer to our Data Protection and Privacy Policy for additional information about how your fee will be collected by us.
  12. Miscellaneous
    You may not transfer any of your rights under these Terms and Conditions to any other person. We may transfer our rights under these Terms and Conditions to another business or organisation where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.
    If you breach these Terms and Conditions and we choose to ignore this, we will still be entitled to use its rights and remedies at a later date or in any other situation where you breach the Terms and Conditions.
    We shall not be responsible for any breach of these Terms and Conditions caused by circumstances beyond our reasonable control.
    This Website is owned and operated by the Architects Registration Board of 8 Weymouth Street, London, W1W 5BU.
    If you have any queries please contact us by email at info@arb.org.uk.