Terms & Conditions

This document (together with our Privacy Policy, Training Terms & Conditions and any other document referred to in them) constitute the terms and conditions for the website www.sema.org.uk (hereinafter “the website”) and the terms and conditions on which you may make use of it. Please take the time to read and understand all these terms and conditions before you use the website as by using the website you agree that you have read
and understood them in full and you agree to be bound by them.

If you don’t want to be bound by them, you must stop using the website immediately. You are also responsible for ensuring that any persons who access the website through your computer or internet connection are aware of these terms and conditions and that they comply with them.

This website is owned and operated by (or on behalf of) STORAGE EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION (06927391) incorporated in England and Wales.

If you need any information or have a complaint about this website or any of our services, please contact us by one of the following methods:

Mail (registered office):
SEMA Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association Limited Company number 06927391
Unit 10, Attwood Road
Zone 1, Burntwood Business Park
telephone: 01543 278489
email: [email protected]


Your privacy is important to us. Please see our Privacy Policy details of what information we collect from or about you and how we will use and protect it.


From time to time, this website or our social media may include competitions for which additional terms, which form part of these terms and conditions, apply. These conditions will be available at the time any competition is launched.

Members of SEMA and visitors to this website may be required to register to view or order our products. We are not under any obligation to accept a request for registration and reserve the right to suspend or terminate access at any time if your continued use is believed to prejudice us or other users. By registering to use this website you confirm that the information you provide during the registration process is accurate and complete.

You agree to update your registration details promptly if they change. All registration information you provide will be kept secure and processed in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

During the registration process as part of our security procedures you may be allocated or invited to choose your own user id and password which will be unique to you. You are responsible for keeping your user id and password confidential and for ensuring that they are not used by any other person. We have the right to disable any user ID or password at any time if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms and conditions.

This website (including all design, text, graphics and software) and the materials on it or provided to you through it are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights and laws throughout the world and are owned by or are licensed to SEMA and/or third parties. All rights therein are reserved.

You are permitted to display the materials on this website on a computer screen and to download and print a hard copy for your personal use provided you do not alter or remove any of the content or any part of the website (or any copies you are permitted to print under these terms) without our express permission to do so and that you do not change or delete any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices. Our status (or that of
our licensors) as owners / authors of the material must always be acknowledged.

You agree not to:

  • use this website or any of the materials on it for:
  • any unlawful purpose or in contravention of applicable law
  • commercial exploitation without our prior written consent
  • any purpose or in any manner that may give a false or misleading impression of us, our staff or our
    services (or those of our commercial partners); or
  • use, upload or transmit:
  • any material to the website without our prior written consent.
  • even where our consent has been obtained, any material that is defamatory, offensive, obscene or otherwise unlawful, or which may cause offence or distress or which may affect or infringe the rights of any other person any device, software, file or mechanism which may interfere with the proper operation of this website or our systems; or
  • misuse the website or attempt to damage it in any way, nor gain unauthorised access to the website (or any part of it), the server on which the website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the website; or 
  • establish a link to this website from any other website, intranet or extranet site without our prior written consent; or
  • do anything that may interfere with or disrupt this website or our service; or encourage or permit others to do any of the above.


If you do not comply with the above restrictions, any person affected by your actions may bring a claim against you and/or our group of companies. we will pursue a claim against you for any losses and costs (including legal costs) we may suffer because of your actions. you may also be committing a criminal offence under the computer misuse act 1990 and we will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and
will co-operate with them by disclosing your identity to them.

SEMA, SEMA Member, SEIRS, SEMA Distribution Companies, SEMA Approved Installation Companies and SEMA Approved Inspectors are registered Trademarks and require membership or permission to be used.

Other product and company names mentioned on this website may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners and are used by us with their consent. No such names or marks may be used without the prior consent of the relevant rights owner.


We do not give any assurance that the materials provided or available to you on or through this website are suitable for your requirements or that they will be secure, error or virus free and we will have no liability in respect of those materials. You remain responsible for ensuring that this website is suitable for your own purposes.


This website is provided free of charge, on a temporary basis and we make no guarantee that it will be uninterrupted or error free. We reserve the right to modify, suspend or withdraw the whole or any part of the website or any of its content or the service we provide through it at any time without notice and without incurring any liability. We have no liability if for any reason the website (or part of it) is unavailable at any time or for any period.


We may, from time to time, provide links from this website to websites that are owned and controlled by third parties. These links are provided only for your convenience, and we have no control over and will have no liability in respect of those websites. Such third-party websites will have their own terms and conditions of use and privacy policies and we strongly recommend that you read and understand the same before using any third-
party websites linked to this website.


SEMA may monitor activity and content on this website and may take any action we consider appropriate if we suspect you may be in breach of these Terms and Conditions including suspending, attaching conditions to or terminating your access and/or notifying the authorities or relevant regulators of your activities or requiring you to return to us any material which is or remains our property.

Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure and there is a risk, therefore, that any message or information you send to us from this website may be intercepted and potentially read by others. Whilst we will take reasonable precautions to ensure that our website is as safe as possible, we will have no liability in respect of any transmissions you send to us, or in respect of any damage, loss or corruption of any data, information or
material or viruses that may infect your computer equipment or other property. You acknowledge that you have chosen to use this website and do so entirely at your own risk.

We take care to ensure that all information available on our website about our services is accurate and correct. However:
(A) our services are continually developing and, occasionally, the information we put on this website may be out of date. We reserve the right to change such information at any time. Any newsletters, blogs and other items offering information have been prepared for general interest only and are not a substitute for specific professional advice and should not be read or used as such.
(B) information provided by our commercial partners and/or other third parties is not checked by us and we have no responsibility for it. Any redress for mistakes in such information should be made against the relevant commercial partner or third party. 

SEMA does not warrant or represent that the material on this website is accurate, complete or current or that the website will be free of defects or viruses. this website and the service provided through it is provided on an “as is” basis and accordingly, we hereby disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on the same by any visitor to the website (or anyone who may be informed of any of its contents) to the extent permitted by law. the express provisions of these terms and conditions are in place of all warranties, conditions, terms, undertakings, and obligations of any kind implied by statute, common law, custom or otherwise and the same are hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law, though your statutory rights are not affected. Nothing contained in the pages of this website should be construed as legal, financial, or other professional advice. detailed professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from any action based on any of the information or material contained in this website.

SEMA makes no claims or representations that any or all of the content of this website may be lawfully viewed or downloaded outside England and Wales and, unless otherwise specifically stated, the content and this website is directed solely at users who access this website from England and Wales.  If you choose to access the website from outside England and Wales, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.

Nothing in these terms and conditions excludes or limits our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or for any other matter for which liability cannot be excluded or limited by operation of law. Nor shall anything in these terms and conditions affect your statutory rights. Subject always to the provisions of the previous paragraph, we hereby expressly exclude any liability for:  any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with the website or in connection with the use, inability to use , or results of the use of the website, any websites linked to it and any
materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for loss of income or revenue, loss of profit, loss
of business or contracts, loss of goodwill and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable; 

  • any loss or damage resulting from circumstances where there is no breach of a legal duty of care owed
    to you by us; or
  • any loss or damage (or increase in loss or damage) resulting from a breach by you of these terms and


Nothing in these Terms and Conditions is intended to nor shall it confer a benefit on any third party under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 and a person who is not a party to these Terms and Conditions has no rights to enforce them.

No delay or decision not to enforce rights under these terms and conditions will constitute a waiver of the right to do so and will not affect rights in relation to any subsequent breach.

These Terms and Conditions are subject to the laws of England and Wales and each of us hereby submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.

We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time. Any new version will be posted on this website and will take effect immediately upon posting if you use the website after the new terms and conditions have come into effect, you will be indicating your agreement to be bound by the new terms and conditions.