Individual Membership terms

By making an application to join the Restorative Justice Council (RJC) as an individual member you (‘the member’) agree to the following terms and conditions.

By making this application you declare that you (‘the member contact’) have the authority to bind the member to these terms.

Application to join the RJC

To apply to join the RJC your must:

  • Agree to pay the membership fee
  • Supply the RJC with your name, email, phone number.
  • Agree to abide by the RJC Membership Terms

Payment and refund of fees

  • By applying to join the RJC you agree to pay the membership fee within 30 days of receipt of an invoice.
  • The membership fee is for either one or three years of membership and starts from the date of application. The amount of the membership fee is as advertised at the time of joining or renewal at www.restorativejustice.org.uk/restorative-justice-council-membership
  • If the application is unsuccessful for any reason or the application is withdrawn within seven days of being made (regardless of whether it has been accepted) the member will be entitled to a full refund of the fee. Where the member cancels its membership of the RJC after seven days of its application the member agrees to pay the full membership fee for the year.
  • The RJC reserves the right to introduce payment methods allowing the member to pay its annual fee in monthly instalments.Where the registration fee is paid in monthly instalments the member is still liable to pay the fee for the entire year should monthly payments be cancelled before the end of twelve months.

RJC membership

  • RJC members receive membership services and have constitutional rights.

RJC membership services

RJC individual membership includes the following membership services:

  • Monthly RJC bulletins
  • Access to and opportunity to promote your own work in the RJCs quarterly publication Resolution
  • Networking opportunities with academics, researchers and practitioners from the UK and beyond
  • Opportunity to propose the venue to host and topics for future RJC events (e.g. conferences, seminars and other events)
  • Reduced fees for RJC conferences and seminars
  • Ability to nominate for the RJC Annual Award for exceptional contribution to the field
  • Exclusive access to the member’s section of the website (‘coming soon!’)
  • A voice in the decision-making of the RJC
  • Opportunities to participate in RJC committees and working groups

RJC constitutional membership

To be a constitutional member (also known as ‘formal membership’) of the RJC you must agree:

  • To the vision of the Restorative Justice Council:

“Our vision is that every person harmed by crime or conflict should have the opportunity to resolve it through a restorative process.” RJC vision (2010)

  • That in the event that the RJC is dissolved with outstanding debts/liabilities, including the expenses of winding up the organisation, to contribute up to £5 towards those debts/liabilities.
  • RJC constitutional members vote for the Membership Trustees on the RJC’s Board of Trustees and may attend the RJC Annual General Meeting free of charge. For more information on the constitutional rights of RJC members please see the RJC’s ‘Articles of Association’ at www.rjc.org.uk/constitution
  • Individuals may still receive RJC membership services whilst waiving constitutional membership and voting rights. Individuals who have waived constitutional membership are included in the term ‘RJC members’ for the purposes of these terms and conditions.

RJC membership and registration renewal

The RJC reserves the right to withdraw membership services once the renewal date has passed.

Termination of membership

A member will cease to be an RJC member:

  • When 6 months have passed since the renewal date and no payment of due membership fees has been received, or
  • When the member resigns its membership of the RJC (excluding to the right to waive formal membership), or
  • By resolution of the RJC Board of Trustees in accordance with the RJC’s Articles of Association.
  • The RJC may temporarily suspend membership.
  • At its discretion, RJC may at any time alter, amend, change, modify or withdraw any of the terms and conditions that comprise this agreement. Membership renewal and continued use of member services shall be deemed acceptance of any changes to these Terms and Conditions.

Privacy policy

  • By accepting these terms and conditions, you agree to the use of the information provided as set out in the RJC privacy policy. In addition, by accepting these terms and conditions you agree to the following terms relating to access to sensitive personal data and confidential information.

Personal data

  • The RJC will process (non-sensitive) personal data relating to the member contact and the member, including (but not restricted to), the names, email addresses, job titles, employer of the organisation’s staff and volunteers for the purposes of administrating the membership and its benefits.
  • All such personal data will be processed in accordance with the RJC’s privacy policy and the Data Protection Act 1998.

Sensitive personal data

  • Sensitive personal data includes personal data relating to racial or ethnic origins, political opinions, religious beliefs, membership of trade unions, physical or mental health, sexual life, the commission/alleged commission of alleged commission of any offence by that person or proceedings/disposal of proceedings relating to such an offence.
  • In so far as the RJC asks for information about the member’s racial or ethnic origins and physical or mental health during the application process for monitoring purposes, the data is automatically anonymised and held separately to the membership records. Once anonymised such data does not constitute personal data for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998.
  • RJC will not supply data to any third party for marketing purposes without the express agreement of the member. For clarity, membership of the RJC does not in itself constitute consent to share data for marketing purposes.

Sharing personal data with third parties

  • RJC may share member’s personal data with third parties for the administration of their member benefits.

Confidential information

As part of RJC registration processes, assessors may be required to look at confidential information about the practitioner or the practitioner’s organisation. The RJC and RJC assessors will treat applications in the strictest confidence. Confidential information should only be shared with the RJC or RJC assessors where necessary. The practitioner should ensure that all necessary permissions to share any confidential information has been gained. All RJC staff and RJC assessors have signed a confidentiality statement which is included in their contracts.

Governing law

These terms and conditions shall be interpreted in accordance with English law and all disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.