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ADI MasterClass Website Terms of use

The terms are for - the host site for the SmartDriving Members Area.

Last update: January 1st 2020

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Access to and use of (hereinafter called 'The Website') is provided by John Farlam and is subject to the following terms

By using The Website you agree to be legally bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of The Website. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all the following terms please do not access and/or use The Website.

John Farlam (or anyone acting on his behalf) may change these terms at any time by posting changes online; please review these terms regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes made.

Your continued use of The Website after changes are posted means you agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated and/or amended.

Use of The Website

You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use The Website content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any The Website content except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of The Website content requires the prior written permission of John Farlam.

You agree to use The Website only for lawful purposes and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else's use and enjoyment of The Website. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within The Website.

Payments & Refunds

Payments for the member's area are not refundable unless specifically covered by any terms governing a special offer. In the event of a payment being refundable there is a £7.50 administration fee. The minimum refund figure for ADI Masterclass is £5. Refunds for any Driving Instructor Training product offered by John Farlam or any company with which he is associated are covered by their own separate and additional terms and conditions agreed between John Farlam and the client at the commencement of the course or purchase.

Membership at

Normal Membership Basic and Gold renewal Subscriptions can be paid at any time and a credit will be applied to the account to commence at the end of the current subscription period. Special offer and discount subscriptions for Gold and Basic Membership become active immediately and the subscription period will run concurrently with any existing subscription. Subscriptions to the SmartDriving Members Area made in error are refundable within 48 hours of payment - to avail of a refund a request must be made in writing. Subscriptions are not refundable after a period of 48 hours has elapsed. The information in this paragraph applies to Membership at only and not to products/services hosted on any other domain. Specifically note that is not connected to limited, or related companies and brands - it is a separate legal entity and is wholly owned by John Farlam.

Downloadable purchases: Items in the 'ADI Shop' area are distributed as electronic, digital, downloads, when downloaded the transaction is complete and the purchase is non-refundable. Refunds are available only if the order is cancelled before the product is downloaded.

Offer coupons: From time-to-time generic and individual special offer coupon codes will be made available. Offer codes apply discounts to products and services. Offer codes may only be used once by each customer (the codes will be locked and show as expired if a customer attempts to use more than once).

ADI MasterClass Profit Buster Refund Guarantee

ADI MasterClass Profit Buster comes with a guarantee that if you do not make an increase of £750 in gross turnover in the 12 months following purchase the fee paid for Profit Buster will be refunded.

In order to be eligible for a refund you will be asked to provide specific documentary evidence that you have implemented the pricing advice in the bonus 'Give Yourself A Pay Rise' bonus unit, followed the business audits in units 1, 2, 3 & 4 and trialled/implemented at least five of the marketing ideas/methods outlined in the programme as a whole.

ADI MasterClass Membership content

The website owner will endeavour to deliver twice weekly content notified by e-mail to all members for 47 weeks a year and will guarantee to deliver content for 37 weeks per year.

Weekly Members will have published weekly content available to them for seven days only and have no other membership benefits.

Gold Members have weekly content and additional material and benefits. A list of current Gold content is published on the website and is subject to change - any significant change will be notified in writing either by e-mail or published in weekly updates online four weeks before implementation.

Members' Area Full Refund Guarantee

The Members' Area at is provided independently of any other service offered by Ltd. or other companies that might supply access as part of a training or development programme. It is an independent business operated by John Farlam.

The refund guarantee is designed to offer a refund to any instructor who genuinely and honestly believes that the information is not worth the fee paid and is therefore of no value to his/her business or personal development. The refund is not available simply because someone has changed their mind about being a member, ceased to be a driving instructor or stopped trying to qualify.

This guarantee is offered on the basis that a user feels and can demonstrate that the Member's Area is not worth the subscription fee. The refund can be claimed after six months membership subject to the following terms:

  1. That any request is made after six months has elapsed during a user's first period of membership.

  2. The user will offer an explanation of why he/she feels that the subscription is not worth the fee paid.

  3. The user will have visited the website to assess/make use of content on at least 20 separate occasions - verified by the website log system.

  4. The user has demonstrated that the subscription is not worth the fee by non-use of the Members' Area for a minimum period of three months.

  5. The guarantee does not apply to second or subsequent membership periods, either free or paid, following initial membership periods of six months or longer. Users who have chosen to pay a subscription fee are deemed to have demonstrated that they believe the content to be worth the fee paid by paying for a further subscription.

  6. That if the user does not qualify for a refund at the time of the request, the refund guarantee will no longer be available to that user.

  7. The guarantee does not apply in the case of any special offers that give a discount of 20% or more on the annual membership fee.

In the event of a user being eligible for a guarantee payment will be refunded via the original payment method.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

Content of The Website, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to John Farlam and/or SmartDriving, SmartLearners, ADIMasterClass and DriverActive their products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided "AS IS" and on an "IS AVAILABLE" basis without any representations or any kind of warranty made (whether express or implied by law) to the extent permitted by law, including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

Under no circumstances will John Farlam or anyone acting on his behalf be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such losses where foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise):

(a) loss of data;

(b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits;

(c) loss of business;

(d) loss of opportunity;

(e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation;

(f) losses suffered by third parties; or

(g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of The Website regardless of the form of action.

John Farlam does not warrant that functions contained in The Website content will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that The Website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs.

Intellectual Property

The names, images and logos identifying John Farlam, SmartDriving, SmartLearners or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trade marks of John Farlam, SmartDriving, SmartLearners and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any licence or right to use any trademark, patent, design right or copyright of John Farlam, SmartDriving, SmartLearners, or any other third party.

Contributions to The Website

Where you are invited to submit any contribution to The Website (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) you agree, by submitting your contribution, to grant John Farlam a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licenseable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your contribution worldwide and/or to incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution, and in accordance with privacy restrictions set out in John Farlam's Privacy Policy. If you do not want to grant to John Farlam the rights set out above, please do not submit your contribution to The Website.

By submitting your contribution to The Website, you warrant that your contribution:

  • is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to John Farlam for all the purposes specified above;

  • is not defamatory;

  • does not infringe any law;

  • indemnify John Farlam against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by John Farlam as a result of your breach of the above warranty;

  • waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on The Website and the purposes specified above.

Hyperlinking to The Website

You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on the Website. We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on our site. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. The Website pages must load into the user's entire window.

Hyperlinking from the The Website

It is our policy to obtain permission to link to other Website except where the terms and conditions of those sites have no restrictions on inbound links.. We are not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked Website. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.

Privacy statement

This Privacy Statement explains how John Farlam collects, uses, and discloses your information.

Where applicable, you consent to the use of your information as described in this Privacy Statement each time you use ADI MasterClass or DriverActive branded products or services supplied by John Farlam, so we urge you to read this document in full, and Contact Us if you have any questions.

If you are a user with general public and anonymous access the Website do not store or capture personal information, but merely logs the user's IP address that is automatically recognised by the web server.

We do not use cookies for collecting user information and we will not collect any information about you except that required for system administration of our web server. Cookies may be used to authenticate your validity in subscription areas. You can remove or reject cookies using your browser or device settings, but in some cases doing so may affect your ability to use our products and services.

This privacy statement covers all website governed by this Agreement. This statement does not cover links within this site to other external Websites.

The system will record your email address and other information if this is voluntarily supplied by you. This shall be treated as proprietary and confidential. It may be used for internal review and to notify you about updates to the Website and/or to deliver requested/purchased services.

Where personal information is supplied as part of a subscription service, that information will be held in accordance with the terms of the UK data protection regulations.

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If there is any conflict between these terms and specific terms appearing elsewhere on The Website then the latter shall prevail.

If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

© John Farlam 1999-2019 All rights reserved

No part of this web site may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior written permission. Unauthorised reproduction may result in prosecution or action for damages.

Full Privacy Statement

This privacy statement is for

Information about the Organisation and Web site:

Modern information and communication technologies play a fundamental role in the activities of an organisation like ADI MasterClass.

This site is owned and operated by John Farlam and is based in Ireland.

Address: SmartDriving, Moneenreave, Drumkeeran, Co. Leitrim, Ireland. N41 E891.

Contact: John Farlam: john @ (note: no spaces in address)

The principal activity is: Road Safety and Driving Instructor eduction and development.

Providing Visitors with Anonymous Access

You can access the web sites home page and browse our sites without disclosing your personal data.

Name, E-mail address, and post code are required for access to member protected areas.

The Personal Information that we Collect

Information you provide:  We collect the personal information you provide. This may include your name, user-name, email address and post code.

We collect information when you use our products and services, create an account, contact us, participate in an online survey, interact with us at in-person events, or otherwise interact with us.

Information about payments:  If you make a purchase, we collect personal information in connection with the purchase. We collect and store a record of purchases, dates and payments.  We do not collect credit or debit card numbers and other card information - transactions are handled by a third party.

Information from third parties: We may collect information from third parties, including business partners and marketing agencies.  This includes your contact information from marketing partners when we engage in joint marketing or co-branding activities and data from your social networks to authenticate your product use with us, or that you grant permission to our products or services to access.

Automatic Collection of Information

This site does not automatically log personal data nor does it link information automatically logged by other means with personal data about specific individuals.

For those who subscribe to our members' section we use cookies to store personal data or we link information stored in cookies with personal data about specific individuals. We do so for the following purposes:

  • Technical administration of the Web site

We do not automatically log any other personal data.

Data Collection and Purpose Specification

We collect the personal data that you may volunteer while using our services.

We do not collect information about our visitors from other sources, such as public records or bodies, or private organisations. However we may collect email information from public sources for the purposes of marketing.

The only information we collect from you and about you is for the administration of the members area. This information is as follows:

First name: Family name: e-mail address: post-code:

The information is not used for any purpose other than:

  • Internal web administration (technical) and customer administration

  • Contacting and distributing information to fee subscribed members

  • Marketing and distribution of information to non fee subscribed members

We do not collect or use personal data for any purpose other than the purposes indicated above.

The length of time that data is held:

Your information is held on file for an indefinite period for the provision of our service and for marketing our service to you. We complete a full data audit every five years and any inactive data is deleted. Data is completely removed when requested.

Data Security:

All data is held in a secure online database hosted on a https server. Access requires special permissions. We take all reasonable precautions to ensure that our data is secure.

Children's privacy

We do not knowingly collect personal data from children.

If it is discovered that information has been provided by anyone under the age of 16 years that information is immediately deleted.

Disclosure and Visitor Choice

We do not disclose your personal data to our subsidiaries or other organisations.

You can unsubscribe from services and mailing at any time by contacting us via the feedback form or using links in our e-mail messages. You can also request that we delete any data we hold about you.

All mail sent by SmartDriving contains unsubscribe information.

Confidentiality / Security

We do not give visitors to our Web site the option of using a secure transmission method to send us their personal data when applying for membership.

All monetary transactions are conducted through a secure third party web server (Pay-Pal).

We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from:

  • unauthorised access

  • improper use or disclosure

  • unauthorised modification

  • unlawful destruction or accidental loss

Anyone who has access to, and is associated with the processing of personal data, is obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors' personal data.

We ensure that your personal data will not be disclosed to and Government institutions and authorities except if required by law or other regulation.

Access to the personal data we may hold about you

Members can view and edit any data we hold about them by logging in to their account

We will provide you with a readable copy of the personal data which we keep about you, almost instantaneously on-line. - although we require proof of your identity by login. We will provide the information without any charge.

We allow you to challenge the data that we hold about you and, where appropriate, you may have the data: erased, rectified or amended, corrected.

Privacy Compliance

Our privacy policy is compliant with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations.

In order to demonstrate that our privacy policy accords with the above privacy instrument, we are voluntarily committed to a Self Assessment procedure. The Data Controller is John Farlam.

If you have an enquiry or concern about our privacy policy, please contact John Farlam.