Terms & Conditions



1. About CMAC Great Transport Debate Terms of Use

1.1 These Terms explain how you may use this website (the Site). The Site is operated by CMAC.

1.2 You should read these Terms carefully before using the Site.

1.3 By accessing or using the Site or otherwise indicating your consent, you agree to be bound by these Terms and the documents referred to in them.

1.4 If you do not agree with or accept any of these Terms, you should stop using the Site

1.5 The Site will also be subject to another agreement you have with CMAC (“Ticket Sales Agreement”). If there is a conflict between these Terms of Use and the terms of a Ticket Sales Agreement , the terms of the Ticket Sales Agreements shall prevail with respect to that conflict.

1.6 If you have any questions about the Site, please contact CMAC by:

    • 1.6.1 e-mail at hello@cmacgroup.com which will be monitored Monday – Friday at 9:00 to 17:00; or
    • 1.6.2 by postal address to Suite 1, The Globe Centre, St James Square, Accrington, BB5 0RE.


1.7 Definitions

Acceptable use policy means the policy at here which governs your permitted use of the Site;
Content means any text, images, video, audio or other multimedia content, software or other information or material submitted to or on the Site;
CMAC means CMAC Group UK Limited, company registration number 06054801 and the registered office of which is at Suite 1, The Globe Centre, St James Square, Accrington, BB5 0RE; and
Site has the meaning given to it in clause 1.1;
Privacy policy means policy here which provides you with information about how we collect, use and disclose your personal information.
Terms means these terms and conditions of use as updated from time to time ;
Unwanted Submission has the meaning given to it in clause 5.1;
you means the person accessing or using the Site or its Content (and your shall have the same meaning).

2. Using the Site

2.1 If you are accessing the Site on behalf of a company, entity, or organisation (collectively the “Entity”), then you represent and warrant that you: (a) are an authorised representative of that entity with the authority to bind such entity to the Terms; (b) have read and understand the Terms; and (c) agree to these Terms on behalf of such entity. All references to “you” in these Terms shall also refer to that entity. You agree that you are solely responsible for all costs and expenses you may incur in relation to your use of the Site

2.2 You agree that you are solely responsible for keeping your password and other account details confidential. You are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account (including where your account is used by another person), unless these activities arise due to our negligence or breach of these Terms by CMAC.  If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us  at  hello@cmacgroup.com.

2.3 The Site is intended for use only by those who can access it from within the UK. If you choose to access the Site from locations outside the UK, you are responsible for compliance with local laws where they are applicable.

2.4 CMAC seek to make the Site as accessible as possible. If you have any difficulties using the Site, please contact CMAC at hello@cmacgroup.com.

2.5 As a condition of your use of the Site, you agree to comply with CMAC’s Acceptable use policy and CMAC’s Privacy policy the links to which appear at the footer of the Site.

2.6 CMAC may prevent or suspend your access to the Site if you do not comply with any part of these Terms, any terms or policies to which they refer or any applicable law.

2.7 CMAC has the right to inspect, monitor, and audit any records or activity related to your use of the Site to, among other things, improve the Site, identify security issues, or ensure compliance with the Terms. You will cooperate with any audit reasonably requested by CMAC.

2.8 No text or data mining, or web scraping

2.8.1 You shall not conduct, facilitate, authorise or permit any text or data mining or web scraping in relation to our site or any services provided via, or in relation to, our site. This includes using (or permitting, authorising or attempting the use of):

2.8.2 Any “robot”, “bot”, “spider”, “scraper” or other automated device, program, tool, algorithm, code, process or methodology to access, obtain, copy, monitor or republish any portion of the site or any data, content, information or services accessed via the same.

2.8.3 Any automated analytical technique aimed at analysing text and data in digital form to generate information which includes but is not limited to patterns, trends and correlations.

2.8.4 The provisions in this clause should be treated as an express reservation of our rights in this regard, including for the purposes of Article 4(3) of Digital Copyright Directive ((EU) 2019/790).

2.8.5 This clause shall not apply insofar as (but only to the extent that) CMAC are unable to exclude or limit text or data mining or web scraping activity by contract under the laws which are applicable to us.

3. Your privacy and personal information

3.1 Your privacy and personal information are important to CMAC. All personal information that you provide to CMAC will be dealt with in line with CMACPrivacy policy (located at the footer of this Site) which explains what personal information CMAC collects from you, how and why CMAC collect, store, use and share such information, your rights in relation to your personal information and how to contact CMAC and supervisory authorities in the event you have a query or complaint about the use of your personal information.

4. Ownership, use and intellectual property rights

4.1 The Site and all intellectual property rights in it including but not limited to any Content are owned by CMAC, CMAC’s licensors or both (as applicable). “Intellectual Property Rights” means rights such as: copyright, trade marks, domain names, design rights, database rights, patents and all other intellectual property rights of any kind whether or not they are registered or unregistered (anywhere in the world). CMAC reserve all of CMAC and their rights in any intellectual property in connection with these Terms. This means, for example, that CMAC remain owners of them and free to use them as CMAC see fit.

4.2 Nothing in these Terms grants you any legal rights in the Site other than as necessary to enable you to access and use the Site. You agree not to adjust, to try to circumvent or delete any notices contained on the Site (including any intellectual property notices) and in particular in any digital rights or other security technology embedded or contained within the Site.

4.3 Except as expressly provided herein, no Intellectual Property Rights of either Party are transferred or licensed as a result of this Agreement.

4.4 You shall not make any copies of the Site or the digital content from the Site without prior written permission from CMAC.

4.5 You shall not remove or alter, or permit to be removed or altered, any proprietary notices that appear on or within the Site.

4.6 You shall not translate, decompile, reverse engineer, decrypt, extract or disassemble any software provided or otherwise reduce or attempt to reduce it to source code form, except to the extent such restriction is prohibited by Applicable Law and such prohibition cannot otherwise be legally waived.

4.7 You shall be responsible for, and indemnify, defend and hold harmless, CMAC, CMAC’s Affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, members, agents and employees from and against any damage, injury or loss resulting from the failure to comply with these Terms.

5. Submitting information to the Site

5.1 While CMAC try to make sure that the Site is secure, CMAC cannot guarantee the security of any information that you supply to CMAC and therefore CMAC cannot guarantee that it will be kept confidential. For that reason, you should not let CMAC have any patentable ideas or patent applications, advertising or marketing suggestions, prototypes, or any other information that you regard as confidential, commercially sensitive or valuable unless needed by CMAC for the operation of the Site (Unwanted Submissions).

5.2 CMAC may use any Unwanted Submissions as CMAC see reasonably fit on a free-of-charge basis (bear in mind that CMAC have no way of knowing whether such information is confidential, commercially sensitive or valuable because CMAC do not monitor the Site to check for these matters). Therefore, CMAC will not be legally responsible for keeping any Unwanted Submissions confidential nor will CMAC be legally responsible to you or anybody else for any use of such Unwanted Submissions.

6. Accuracy of information and availability of the Site

6.1 While CMAC try to make sure that the Site is accurate, up-to-date and free from bugs, CMAC cannot promise that it will be. Furthermore, CMAC cannot promise that the Site will be fit or suitable for any purpose. Any reliance that you may place on the information on the Site is at your own risk.

6.2 CMAC may suspend or terminate operation of the Site at any time as CMAC see fit.

6.3 Content does not constitute technical, financial or legal advice or any other type of advice and should not be relied on for any purposes.

6.4 While CMAC try to make sure that the Site is available for your use, CMAC do not promise that the Site is available at all times nor do CMAC promise the uninterrupted use by you of the Site.

7. Hyperlinks and third party sites

The Site may contain hyperlinks or references to third party websites other than the Site. Any such hyperlinks or references are provided for your convenience only. CMAC have no control over third party websites and accept no legal responsibility for any content, material or information contained in them. The display of any hyperlink and reference to any third party website does not mean that CMAC endorse that third party’s website, products or services. Your use of a third party site may be governed by the terms and conditions of that third party site.

8. Limitation on CMAC liability

8.1 The Site is provided “as is” and “as available.” CMAC disclaims all representations and warranties, express, implied or statutory, not expressly set out in these terms, including the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. In addition, CMAC makes no representation, warranty, or guarantee regarding the reliability, timeliness, quality, suitability or availability of the Site, or that the site will be uninterrupted or error-free. You agree that the entire risk arising out of your use of the Site, and any service or goods requested in connection therewith, remains solely with you, to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law.

8.2 Except for any legal responsibility that CMAC cannot exclude in law (such as for death or personal injury) or arising under applicable laws relating to the protection of your personal information, CMAC are not legally responsible for any:

8.2.1 losses that:

(a) were not foreseeable to you and CMAC when these Terms were formed; or

(b) that were not caused by any breach on CMAC part;

8.2.2 business interruption;

8.2.3 loss of anticipated savings;

8.2.4 loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or

8.2.5 business losses; and

8.2.6 losses to non-consumers.

3.8 CMAC’s aggregate liability under these Terms will not exceed fifty thousand pounds (£50,000).

9. Events beyond CMAC control

CMAC shall have no liability to you for any breach of these Terms caused by any event or circumstance beyond CMAC reasonable control including, but not limited to, strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes; breakdown of systems or network access; or flood, fire, explosion or accident.

10. Rights of third parties

No one other than a party to these Terms has any right to enforce any of these Terms.

11. Variation

No changes to these Terms are valid or have any effect unless agreed by CMAC in writing or made in accordance with this clause 11. CMAC reserve the right to vary these Terms from time to time. CMAC updated Terms will be displayed on the Site and by continuing to use and access the Site following such changes, you agree to be bound by any variation made by CMAC. It is your responsibility to check these Terms from time to time to verify such variations.

12. Disputes

12.1 CMAC will try to resolve any disputes with you quickly and efficiently.

12.2 If you are unhappy with CMAC please contact CMAC as soon as possible.

12.3 If you want to take court proceedings, the relevant courts of the United Kingdom will have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to these Terms.

12.4 Relevant United Kingdom law will apply to these Terms.



  1. Introduction

1.1 Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully and make sure that you understand them before you submit the booking form, as described in clause 2.1 below (“Booking Form”). Your attention is drawn in particular to Clause 4.1 (Cancellation by you) and Clause 5 (Liability). We recommend that you print a copy of these Terms and Conditions for future reference.

1.2 These Terms and Conditions, together with any terms and conditions stated on the Booking Form (together, the “Ticket Terms and Conditions”) govern the agreement between CMAC  Group UK Limited (“we”, “us” and/or “our”) and the person making the booking as set out on the Booking Form (“you” and/or “your”) (together, the “Parties”) in connection with your purchase of a ticket for, and attendance at, the event, exhibition, conference or award specified in the Booking Form (the “Event”).

1.3 Where you purchase Event tickets on behalf of another delegate or multiple delegates (the “Delegates”), such Delegates will be bound by these Terms and Conditions and any terms and conditions stated on the Booking Form and you agree to procure their compliance with the same.

1.4 In the event of any inconsistency, conflict or ambiguity between the Terms and Conditions and any terms and conditions stated on the Booking Form, the provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall apply.

1.5 Any queries regarding the Event or the Ticket Terms and Conditions, including any special access requirements, should be sent to hello@cmacgroup.com prior to you submitting a Booking Form.

  1. Booking and Payment

2.1 In order to purchase a ticket or tickets for an Event online, you must complete the relevant Booking Form on the checkout page of our website in accordance with the instructions set out therein.

2.2 You will ensure the information you provide on your Booking Form is accurate, including in particular in respect of your contact details (which we will use to contact you from time to time and in accordance with these Terms and Conditions).

2.3 Submitting a Booking Form in the manner provided for under Clause 2.1 above constitutes an offer by you to purchase a ticket or tickets for the Event in accordance with the Ticket Terms and Conditions. The Ticket Terms and Conditions apply to the booking of all Event tickets to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions.

2.4 We will confirm receipt of your Booking Form, however your offer shall not be deemed accepted by us until you have received a booking confirmation from us. The Ticket Terms and Conditions will be binding on both Parties from that point.

2.5 Where there is a price to attending the Event (as set out on your Booking Form, plus VAT as applicable) (the “Fee”), you shall pay the Fee via PayPal.

2.8 Unless otherwise stated within your Booking Form, the Fee covers your entry for the duration of the Event only and is exclusive of all travel, accommodation, insurance and other costs (all of which must be arranged and met by you).

2.9 Where a Fee applies to your booking, you shall pay the Fee in full without any deduction or withholding except as required or permitted by law. We may, without limiting our other rights or remedies, set off any amount owing to us by you against any amount payable by us to you.

  1. Attendance at the event

Compliance with instructions and regulations

3.1 Whilst attending the Event you and your Delegates will comply with:

3.1.1 all applicable law, including (but not limited to) all health and safety legislation and requirements;

3.1.2 all instructions given by us or on our behalf, including (but not limited to) in relation to any security arrangements; and

3.1.3 the terms and conditions of the Event venue.

Safety and security

3.2 You and your Delegates are responsible for ensuring your own safety and security whilst attending the Event. Save as set out at Clause 5.1, we shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by you.

Filming and photography

3.3 We may, at our discretion, choose to photograph, film, broadcast or record the Event. Subject to Clause 3.4, you grant us an irrevocable licence to use and sublicense the use of your and any Delegate’s name, voice, likeness, image and any contribution made by you or any Delegate at or to the Event in any and all media (whether now known or hereinafter invented) throughout the world and in perpetuity.

3.4 You must notify us at least 48 hours prior to the Event if you or any Delegate do not wish for your or their name, voice, likeness, image and/or contribution to be used in accordance with Clause 3.3. All such notices must be sent to hello@cmacgroup.com.

3.5 You or a Delegate’s name, voice, likeness, image or contribution may constitute personal data under the Data Protection Regulations if you can be identified from it. We will process such personal data in accordance with our privacy policy which can be found here.

3.6 We reserve the right to refuse you entry to the Event, or subsequently remove you or any Delegate from the Event, where you or any Delegate fail to comply with the Ticket Terms and Conditions.

  1. Amendments, cancellation and postponement

No cancellation by you

4.1 Save as expressly set out at Clause 4.3 and 4.4, you shall not be entitled to cancel your booking or receive a refund of the Fee at any time after you have received a booking confirmation from us in accordance with Clause 2.4, whether under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 or otherwise.

Change in delegate

4.2 In the event that you or a Delegate are subsequently unable to attend the Event, subject to our approval, you may transfer that booking to a colleague from the same organisation (as specified in the Booking Form) without charge. All such amendments must be notified to us at least 24 hours pr or to the date of the Event at hello@cmacgroup.com. Under no circumstances may your Event booking be resold by you or on your behalf.

Amendments to the Event

4.3 We may, at our sole discretion and without liability to you, make changes to the Event timings, schedule and/or location (provided that any change in location shall be within a reasonable distance of the location previously advertised). Any change in the Event date(s) shall be subject to Clause 4.4 or 4.5, as applicable.

Cancellation or postponement of the Event for reasons outside of our control

4.4 In the event that it is necessary to cancel or postpone the Event as a result of any reason outside of our control (as decided by us in our sole discretion):

4.4.1 we will endeavour to arrange a replacement Event and, in such circumstances, your booking and the Ticket Terms and Conditions shall apply to such replacement Event, and you shall let us know within 14 days if you do not wish to attend the replacement Event; or

4.4.2 in the event that a replacement Event is:

(a) not confirmed within 90 days of the date of cancellation;

(b) scheduled to take place on a date which is not convenient to you; or

(c) scheduled to take place in a location which is not within a reasonable distance of the location of the cancelled or postponed Event, we will refund you the amount of the Fee. You acknowledge that such refund shall constitute your sole remedy, and our only liability to you, in such circumstances.

Cancellation or postponement for any other reason

4.5 In the event that it is necessary to cancel or postpone the Event as a result of a reason not covered by Clause 4.4, or cancel your Booking due to you not meeting the eligibility criteria set out on the Event website, we will refund you the amount of the Fee. You acknowledge that such refund shall constitute your sole remedy, and our only liability to you, in such circumstances.

  1. Liability

5.1 Other than as expressly stated in this Agreement, all warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded.

5.2 Nothing in the Ticket Terms and Conditions shall exclude or restrict our liability to you for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or any other liability which cannot be excluded by law.

5.3 Subject to clauses 5.1 and 5.2, we shall not be liable for: (i) loss of profits; (ii) loss of business; (iii) depletion of goodwill and/or similar losses; (iv) loss of anticipated savings; (v) loss of goods; (vi) loss of contract; (vii) loss of use; (viii) loss due to corruption of data or information; or (ix) any special, indirect, consequential or pure economic loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses ((i) to (ix) together being “Losses”), whether or not we were advised of the possibility of such loss by you, any Delegate or any third party.

5.4 The views expressed by any speakers at the Event are their own. We shall not be liable for the views, acts or omissions of any such speaker or any other attendee at the Event. Any information given or distributed as part of the Event shall not constitute advice and should not be relied upon.

5.5 Subject to Clause 5.1 and 5.2, our maximum aggregate liability in contract, tort, or otherwise (including any liability for any negligent act or omission) howsoever arising out of or in connection with the performance of our obligations under the Ticket Terms and Conditions shall be limited to a sum equal to the amount of the Fee.

5.6 You shall indemnify us and keep us indemnified from and against all claims, damage, losses, costs (including, without limitation, all reasonable legal costs), expenses, demands or liabilities arising out of or in connection with any breach by you or your Delegates of the Ticket Terms and Conditions.

5.7 You and the organisation specified on the Booking Form (if any) shall be jointly and severally liable for performance of your obligations in accordance with the Ticket Terms and Conditions, and you hereby warrant and represent that you have all necessary authority, consents and approvals to bind such organisation (if any) to the extent set out in this Clause 5.7.


6.1 We shall comply with our anti-bribery and anti-corruption policies (available to you on request) as updated from time to time.


7.1 We will use any personal data you provide to us in connection with your registration and attendance at the Event in accordance with our privacy policy which can be found here. You will make available to all Delegates or other data subject(s) whose personal data you may provide to us a copy of or link to our privacy policy.

7.2 Where a Booking Form is completed on behalf of any Delegate, the person completing the Booking Form warrants that he/she has the authority to do so.

  1. Miscellaneous

Entire agreement

8.1 The Ticket Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between the Parties and supersede and extinguish all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between the Parties, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.

8.2 Both Parties agree that they shall not have any remedy in respect of any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in the Ticket Terms and Conditions, and further that they shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation based on any statement in the Ticket Terms and Conditions.


8.3 We may assign, mortgage, charge, subcontract, delegate or declare a trust over any or all of our rights and obligations under the Ticket Terms and Conditions to or for the benefit of any person (including a natural person, corporate or unincorporated body (whether or not having separate legal personality)). Save as set out at Clause 4.2, you shall not assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract, delegate, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with any of your rights and obligations under the Ticket Terms and Conditions without our prior written consent.

Third party rights

8.4 The Ticket Terms and Conditions are personal to the Parties, and no third party shall have any rights, including under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999, to enforce the same.


8.5 No failure or delay by us in exercising any right or remedy provided under this the Ticket Terms and Conditions or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict our further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall prevent or restrict our further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.


8.6 If any provision or part-provision of the Ticket Terms and Conditions is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If such modification is not possible, the relevant provision or part provision shall be deemed deleted. Any modification to or deletion of a provision or part-provision under this Clause 8.6 shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of the Ticket Terms and Conditions.

Rights and remedies

8.7 The rights and remedies provided under the Ticket Terms and Conditions are in addition to, and not exclusive of, any rights or remedies provided by law.

  1. Applicable law and jurisdiction

9.1 These Terms and Conditions, their subject matter and their formation are governed by English law.

9.2 The courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any disputes arising in connection with these Terms and Conditions (including any noncontractual terms).