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This is the official website of S.A.M.B (commonly known as Scottish Bakers and also known as Scottish Association of Master Bakers and/or National Food and Drink Training).

S.A.M.B. is a Company Limited by Guarantee, incorporated and registered in Scotland with Company No. SC 181670. Our Registered Office is at 2 Halbeath Interchange Business Park, Kingseat Road, Halbeath, Dunfermline, Fife, KY11 8RY.

General Terms of Use

  1. Terms and Conditions
    1. "We" and "us" refer to Scottish Bakers. "You" and "your" refer to the user of this website.
    2. We reserve the right to change our Terms and Conditions at any time and advise checking for updates on a regular basis.
    3. Visiting www.scottishbakers.org (the "website") constitutes your acceptance of our Terms and Conditions.
    4. The content of this website is designed to comply with Scots Law. Users agree to use this website only for lawful purposes and to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts. This website is not intended to be accessed by persons from countries with laws which may construe its content as being contrary to their laws.
    5. All material on this website is the copyright of Scottish Bakers or third parties. You may view the contents on screen and make one copy or save reasonable extracts for your personal use or study. Otherwise, no part of this website may be reproduced without written permission from Scottish Bakers.
    6. The content of this website is for your general information and is not intended to address your particular requirements.
    7. Nothing on this website is intended to be an offer to enter into a contract or other binding obligation with you.
    8. This website is not guaranteed to be free from viruses and we strongly recommend using reliable anti-virus software.
    9. Although this website intends to only include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites, similar to www.websitename.co.uk.).
    10. We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite our best efforts. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. Users should therefore note you click on external links at your own risk.When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit. This website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Registration and Membership

  1. Terms and Conditions of Registration and Membership
    1. In these Terms and Conditions of Membership ‘the Company’ means Scottish Bakers and ‘the Member (which expressions shall include any principal on whose behalf the Member Application Form is signed) means the person, firm, company or organisation on whose behalf they are acting or purporting to act.
    2. There are two categories of membership:
      1. Business Members:
        1. Primary (business), comprising sole proprietors, firms, partnerships, companies and co-operative societies engaged in baking including the wholesaling and/or retailing of products that they have produced. Such memberships shall be recorded in the register of members in the trading or registered name and address of the business.
        2. Secondary business, comprising sole proprietors, firms, partnerships, companies engaged in business supply and/or support the bakery industry or in business having other connections with the baking industry. Such memberships shall be recorded in the register of members in the trading or registered name and address of the business.
      2. Individual Members
        1. Honorary members – awarded by the company to individuals who have rendered special services to the Scottish Association of Master Bakers, the company or the bakery trade.
        2. Life members – awarded for long service and commitment to the Scottish Association of master bakers, the company or the bakery trade.
        3. Individual members – available to members of the bakery industry and supporters of the bakery industry or in business having connections with the bakery industry.
    3. Membership of Scottish Bakers is activated on receipt of fee payment and full joining instructions issued to the client’s primary contact.
    4. By agreeing to the terms and conditions, new applicants confirm that they are authorised to do so on behalf of their company. Membership Subscriptions are payable in sterling. The Company will issue an invoice for all applications.
    5. Payment Terms for new members are 30 days from date of applying or immediately if wanting to utilise member services and discounts.
    6. Membership is continuous, until revoked in writing and acknowledged (3 months’ notice required). New members have a 15-day period in which to revoke membership and receive a full refund.
    7. The membership year begins on January 1 and subscriptions are payable annually in advance. Members wishing to pay in instalments may have this facility granted to them but should contact the office for terms and should note that this facility may incur a handling charge.
    8. Companies joining mid-year will pay pro-rata to the nearest month, up to the end of September. Any change in membership class to a category lower than the one presently held will only take effect three full months after receipt, and acknowledgement, of written notification.
    9. Membership fees are revised annually and will be notified to members in writing. Subscription payments not received within one month of becoming due will result in the membership being considered lapsed and all services may be suspended pending payment. However, membership charges will continue to accrue until resignation is received in writing, subject to 1.5 above.
    10. Companies joining from 1 October must pay for the remaining quarter and for the following year.
    11. No refund will be made on resignation for subscription payments received. Rates are exclusive of VAT, which is payable on all services directed to UK addresses. The Member gives consent to the Company to carry out a credit search on the principals and directors of the organisation now or at a future date. The credit search will be recorded by the agency and may be disclosed to subsequent enquirers.
    12. Associate Membership is intended for non-bakery businesses, having material interest in the supply of goods and services to Scottish Bakers core bakery membership.
    13. Member details, as provided by the member, are held on computer, and are published in printed lists and via the Internet.
    14. Applications placed with the company shall constitute a contract when the Client either signs the Order or confirms their acceptance by email. The Company may terminate this agreement at any time on giving reasonable notice to the client. Contracts between the Client and the Company shall be governed by Scottish Law and the Member(s) and the Company submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts.
    15. Terms and Conditions of membership, in addition to those contained in the Articles of Association, may be revised from time to time and will be notified to members in writing.
    16. In the first instance all enquiries should be directed to info@scottishbakers.org

Online Discussion Rules

Sometimes Scottish Bakers invites comments from members or the public via online forums, blogs, news items or through our social media channels. Comments will either be pre-moderated or post- moderated, depending on the channel, using the following discussion rules.

  1. Online Discussion Rules
    1. Keep your comments relevant to the discussion topic.
    2. Do not submit defamatory comments (comments that are untrue and capable of damaging the reputation of a person or organisation).
    3. Do not submit comments containing someone else’s copyright material.
    4. Do not swear or use language that could offend other forum participants.
    5. Do not otherwise submit comments that are unlawful, harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually orientated or racially offensive. This includes comments that are offensive to others with regards to religion, gender, nationality or other personal characteristic.
    6. Do not impersonate other forum members or falsely claim to represent a person or organisation.
    7. Do not spam or flood the forum. Only submit a comment once. Do not resubmit the same, or similar, comments. Keep the number of comments you submit on a topic at a reasonable level. Multiple comments from the same individual, or a small number of individuals, may discourage others from contributing.