Terms and conditions of Alarm unemployed/retired membership

Membership eligibility
This category of membership is available to an individual who has been a Member of Alarm for at least the previous five years (or in special circumstances, a shorter period as determined by Alarm), who has retired and not currently active in gainful employment, or who has been made redundant from their current position and is actively seeking re-employment in the public sector, and is willing and able to contribute to the aims and objectives of the organisation. Acceptance of any category of membership is at the discretion of Alarm.

Membership period
The membership year runs from 1 January to 31 December and fees may be adjusted to take into account the time period remaining, at the discretion of Alarm.

Payment of subscriptions
Alarm’s payment terms are 21 days from the date of the invoice.  Full membership and website access will be granted upon receipt of the membership fee. Membership fees are non-refundable.

Membership renewal
Membership subscriptions are renewed automatically on 1 January unless notification of cancellation is received in writing with four weeks’ notice of the renewal date. Alarm reserves the right to check eligibility for this category of membership on renewal and periodically. Failure to notify Alarm of the intention to cease membership within the aforementioned time frame will result in membership cancellation charges (see below).

Membership cancellation charges
It is the responsibility of the Member to cancel Alarm membership in writing four weeks prior to 1 January. If written notice is not received, a cancellation fee of £50 +VAT will be charged.

Alarm event cancellation policy
Alarm incurs substantial charges in relation to such events including, amongst others, venue charges, lunch and refreshment charges, administrative and management costs etc. If a Member is unable to attend an Alarm event (aside from the Conference, see Conference cancellation policy below) they should provide the Alarm office with written notice that they are unable to attend not less than seven clear days before the event.

Where there is a charge for attendance, payment must be made in advance and no refund will be issued for non-attendance or cancellation.
By requesting a place at an event you agree to the terms and conditions set out above.

Attendance at Conference as a delegate is discounted for retired / unemployed Members (not including accommodation). Alarm takes no responsibility for sessions that are fully booked, bookings are administered on a first come first served basis and early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Conference cancellation policy
Cancellations must be received in writing with ten days’ notice ahead of the event, a receipt of confirmation must be obtained. Delegate fees are non-refundable. 

By purchasing membership you agree to the above terms and conditions and no correspondence will be entered into.