ABP Club Annual Membership Terms & Conditions

By becoming a member of ABP Club you become subject to the following terms & conditions.

Payment and General Membership terms

1) ABP Club annual membership subscription runs for a 12 month period. Renewal of the annual membership takes place automatically unless the Club receives notice in writing (by fax,letter or email) at least 14 days before the renewal date.

2) The membership annual fee is non-refundable.

3) The annual membership fee must be paid in full by cheque or credit card within invoiced terms.

4) If the company chooses to pay monthly by bank standing order, the company remains liable for the total annual membership fee, eg the annual membership agreement remains and can’t be cancelled mid-term.

5) Membership entitles the company to have access to the ABP Club website and ABP Club publications.  Platinum Bodyshop, Gold Bodyshop and Gold Supporter members also have access to ABP Club Meetings, and receive an enhanced ABP Club Directory listing to include a website link.  

6) ABP Club reserves the right towithdraw your membership for the following reasons:

    1. Should you abuse the privileges of accessing the website forum by use libellous allegations on the Club’s website forum. Your annual membership fee shall not be refunded.
    2. A website forum access username and password is provided to each member on an individual basis.  It is to be kept secure to the individual at all times and must not be shared with any other person or company.   If it is shared, your membership may be withdrawn.  Your annual membership fee shall not be refunded.
    3. Breach of Copyright.  Your annual membership fee shall not be refunded.
    4. ABP Club has the sole discretion to terminate your membership at any time during the annual subscription term, if in our opinion we feel your membership is not in the best interests of ABP Club, or that your membership is no longer commercially viable. In this circumstance, ABP Club will refund the unused element of your subscription on a proportional basis, eg x months.


The contents of the ABP Club website and publications includes text data and multimedia items such as text, drawings, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio and video material, photographs, programmes and the technology described, which are protected by the provisions of national and international law applying to intellectual property.

These textual data and multimedia items are the exclusive property either of the ABP Club and/or of their authors and beneficiaries. The intellectual property right holders waive their right to have their name or any other indication appear on the items which they supply for this website.

The member undertakes to respect the intellectual property rights held by the ABP Club and third parties without prejudice to the rights and exceptions provided for by any binding provisions.

Reproduction of textual data and multimedia items which are the property of the ABP Club or of third parties and for which ABP Club holds the rights of use is authorised for non-commercial purposes only provided that the entire item is reproduced and the source is acknowledged. However, reproduction of certain data may be subject to different conditions; in this case, the item concerned is accompanied by a mention of the specific conditions relating to it.

The member undertakes not to delete or change the indications of the author or the source and not to seek to circumvent the technical measures put in place to protect documents and multimedia items, such as print or download restrictions and visible or invisible tagging. Any infringement may lead to civil and criminal proceedings.

In cases of doubt as to the identity of the right holders or as to the conditions of use of a particular item, a request for information may be sent to an ABP Club director in writing.

Despite extensive research, it may be that the ABP Club has not been able to identify certain authors or right holders of documents appearing on the Club’s website. If you are such a right holder, or if you have identified such a right holder, or if there is a mistake on our part, we should be grateful if you would kindly contact an ABP Club director in writing.


The ABP Club maintains this website to enhance members’ access to information about the automotive body repair and insurance industries.

Our aim is to share information as accurately and up to date as possible. If errors are brought to its attention, the ABP Club will take all possible steps to make any necessary corrections without delay. It can be held liable only for damage which may arise from its errors, under the conditions provided for in the last paragraph below.

The information published on the ABP Club website is of a general nature only and has not been designed to meet any individual needs. It therefore does not constitute professional or legal advice (if you need specific advice, we suggest you consult a suitably qualified professional).

The ABP Club cannot be held liable for direct or indirect damage which may result from use of this site. We take all possible steps to minimise disruption caused by any technical errors or potentially libellous messages.  

The ABP Club accepts no responsibility in case of defective transmission of data due to the various networks of the internet or to incompatibilities due to the user's web browser.

The ABP Club cannot guarantee that information from external sources contained on this site is reliable or up to date. The information on this site may link to external sites over which the ABP Club’s services have no control and for which the ABP Club can accept no responsibility.

© ABP Club Ltd - March 2007