Webster Buchanan's Global Payroll Research Network: Terms and Conditions of Membership

These terms govern your membership of Webster Buchanan’s Global Payroll Research Network ("GPRN" or “the Network”), an initiative managed by Webster Buchanan Research Ltd (United Kingdom) and its subsidiary, Webster Buchanan Research Inc (United States), collectively known as “Webster Buchanan”. By joining the Network as a Standard, Executive or Vendor Member, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

1. Overview of the Network
Webster Buchanan’s Global Payroll Research Network brings together senior international HR and payroll professionals to share experiences, access research reports and enjoy other benefits made available by Webster Buchanan from time to time.

In return for these benefits, you agree to make yourself available for a telephone interview with a Webster Buchanan research analyst at least two times per year to participate in a specific research project. Each interview will last approximately 45 minutes, and will be carried out anonymously unless you specifically agree in writing (by email) to be named. Information obtained from these interviews will be published, anonymously, in Webster Buchanan research reports.

2. Membership and access to research reports
There are three types of membership of the Network: Standard (complimentary), Executive and Vendor. The benefits of each level of membership are described here on our website.

Membership may include access to some or all GPRN Research Reports. GPRN Research Reports consist of reports developed specifically for members of the Network: these include commentary on issues in the global payroll market, as well as the findings of qualitative research studies carried out among small numbers of senior international payroll managers. Membership of the Network does not give you complimentary access to Webster Buchanan's Premium Research publications - which include Webster Buchanan's Global Payroll Vendor Review, our in-depth independent analysis of leading outsourcers - although some types of membership may offer discounts on the purchase price of these reports.

Membership of the Network is available only by invitation. Applications are assessed and approved or declined at the sole discretion of Webster Buchanan. Standard and Executive Membership is restricted to senior HR, payroll, finance and related professionals with responsibility for regional or global payroll, while Vendor Membership is available to global payroll service providers.

Your membership may be terminated by Webster Buchanan without notice at any time for any reason, including breach of these terms and conditions, at Webster Buchanan’s sole discretion. In the event that Webster Buchanan terminates your membership because of a breach of these terms and conditions, you agree that no refund will be made for any unexpired period of your membership.

3. Disclaimer
Webster Buchanan is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the information provided by Webster Buchanan in the course of any Network activity, including but not limited to information provided in written research reports and information provided verbally during workshops and Private Clinics, or for the results obtained from the use of such information. You and your company assume the entire risk of the accuracy of such content and/or information.

Webster Buchanan is not responsible for information provided by third parties who participate in any Network activity, or for the results obtained from the use of such information or content.

All information is provided on the strict understanding that Webster Buchanan is not engaged in rendering professional advice and services of any description, and as such, it should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional advisers.

All information is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy, timeliness, or of the results obtained from the use of this information and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of performance, merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will Webster Buchanan, its affiliates, and its and their directors, officers, employees, agents, successors and assigns, be liable to anyone for any decision made or action taken in reliance on information provided during any Network activity or for any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, or exemplary damages of any nature or kind whatsoever, including but not limited to lost profits or other economic loss related thereto, even if Webster Buchanan was aware of such damages. 

4. Confidentiality
During Network activities, Webster Buchanan and other members may be willing to disclose confidential, proprietary and valuable information relating to their business activities. The term “Confidential Information” means any and all information disclosed by Webster Buchanan and the members which is either identified as confidential or proprietary or should be reasonably understood to be confidential or proprietary.

You agree as follows:

  1. You shall not disclose any Confidential Information without the written consent of the disclosing party
  2. This agreement imposes no obligation upon you with respect to Confidential Information which you can establish by legally sufficient evidence: (a) was previously and legally in your possession, or was rightfully known by you, without an obligation to maintain its confidentiality prior to receipt (b) is or becomes generally known to the public without violation of this agreement; (c) is obtained in good faith from a third party having the right to disclose it without an obligation of confidentiality; or (d) is independently developed without the use of or reference to the Confidential Information.
  3. You may disclose Confidential Information in accordance with valid judicial or other governmental order, provided that you shall have given the disclosing Party reasonable notice and opportunity to object prior to such disclosure, will seek confidential treatment of the information disclosed and shall comply with any applicable protective order or equivalent.
  4. You do not acquire any license rights, title or interest in the Confidential Information
  5. With the exception of information that is the intellectual property of your company, Webster Buchanan may use information provided by you and other members during Network activities in a generic, anonymous form to generate content for its research reports and other business activities.

 In addition, by participating in any Network activity, you agree that any information you disclose is disclosed entirely at your own risk, and in no event will Webster Buchanan, its affiliates, and its and their directors, officers, employees, agents, successors and assigns be liable for any breach of confidentiality regarding the information disclosed, or for any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, or exemplary damages of any nature or kind whatsoever, including but not limited to lost profits or other economic loss related thereto, even if Webster Buchanan was aware of such damages.

5. Intellectual Property
Webster Buchanan Research shall retain full ownership and control over all material and content created, published or broadcast by Webster Buchanan through or in connection with the Network, including but not limited to Research Reports, blogs and other content. All right, title and interest in any and all content, material, text, designs, copyrights, trade secrets, and any other intellectual or industrial property created through or in connection with the Network, including any audio, visual, electronic or digital components thereof, shall be Webster Buchanan's sole and exclusive property except to the reasonable extent that its use and disclosure is permitted under the terms of this agreement. The re-distribution, re-publication, or otherwise making available of material created, published or broadcast in the Network to third parties without Webster Buchanan's prior written consent is prohibited. 

6. Maintaining security and confidentiality
When accessing any service provided by Webster Buchanan, including but not limited to Linked-in groups and other social media, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of yourpassword to protect your personal details and prevent unauthorised access to the site. If you believe that your password has become compromised you must contact us as soon as possible.

7. Warranty
You represent and warrant that in participating in any Network activity you shall not: libel, slander or defame any third-party; publish, disclose or reveal any confidential or proprietary information of any third-party; violate or infringe any valid rights, including intellectual property rights, of any third-party; violate any law or other government regulation; violate any other agreement to which you are a party.

8. General terms
This agreement supersedes all prior understandings and agreements concerning this subject matter, and shall be covered by the laws of England, excluding choice of law principles. In any action, the prevailing Party shall be entitled to reasonable attorneys fees and costs. If one section or part of this Agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, it shall not alter the legality or effect of the remaining sections of this Agreement.

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