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Terms and Conditions

 

Our Terms and Conditions

 

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply

with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, without limitation or qualification,

which together with our privacy policy govern relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.

The term “Irish Massage Therapist Association“ or” IMTA” or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is Irish Massage Therapist Association. The term ‘you’ refers to the user , member or viewer of our website.

General Terms and Conditions 

1.  The Site is intended for use by everyone who has an interest in massage in Ireland and includes both

locals and visitors. You should assume that everything you see or read on the Site is copyrighted unless otherwise noted and may not be used except as provided in these Terms and Conditions or in the text on the Site without the written permission of Irish Massage Therapist Association  

Irish Massage Therapist Association  does not warrant or represent that your use of materials displayed on the Site will not infringe the rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with Irish Massage Therapist Association. 

2.  Images of people or places displayed on the Site are either the property of, or used with permission by Irish Massage Therapist Association . The use of these images by you, or anyone else authorised by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these Terms and Conditions or specific permission provided elsewhere on the Site. Any unauthorised use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes. 

3.  Any personal data (for example, your name, address, phone number or e-mail address) you transmit to the Site by electronic mail or otherwise will be used by Irish Massage Therapist Association  in accordance with the Site's Privacy Policy. To avoid any doubt, by using the Site you consent to such processing, as detailed in the Site’s Privacy Policy. Any other communication or material you transmit to the Site, such as questions, comments, suggestions or the like, will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. 

4.  While Irish Massage Therapist Association  uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up to date information in the Site, Irish Massage Therapist Association  makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy. Irish Massage Therapist Association  assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Site. 

5.  Your use and browsing in the Site is at your own risk. Neither Irish Massage Therapist Association  nor its affiliated entities, nor any of its agents or any other party involved in creating producing, or delivering the Site, are liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages or losses arising out of your access to, or use of, the Site provided that we not limit in any way our liability by law for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or breach of duty or caused by our gross negligence or wilful misconduct. 

6.  Irish Massage Therapist Association  also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damage to, or virus that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of browsing in the Site or your downloading of any materials provided that we do not limit in any way our liability by law as defined in section 5. 

7.  Everything on the Site is provided to you “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement, provided that we do not limit in any way our liability by law as defined in section 5. 

8.  Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. 

9.  Irish Massage Therapist Association  has not reviewed any or all of the sites linked to the Site and is not responsible for the content, the privacy policies, or the security of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to the Site. These linked sites include, but are not limited to, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. The presence of a link to a site on the Site is only for your convenience;

10. In these Terms and Conditions, 'affiliated entities' means any direct or indirect parent, subsidiaries, sponsors, or affiliated companies of Irish Massage Therapist Association  .  

11. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Irish Massage Therapist Association  , its affiliated entities, and any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the Site, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, shareholders, licensors and representatives, from and against all claims, losses, costs and expenses (including without limitation legal fees) arising out of (a) your use of, or activities in connection with, the Site or the software; and (b) any violation of these Terms and Conditions by you. 

12. Irish Massage Therapist Association  may at any time, and without notice, revise these Terms and Conditions by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the current Terms and Conditions to which you are bound. Your will be bound by any changes to these Terms and Conditions even if you do not re-visit this page to re-read this notice. 

13. These Terms and Conditions and your use of the Site are governed by the laws of Ireland. By using the Site you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts in the event of any dispute. 

 

Additional Terms and Conditions when submitting content and becoming a member

14. If you submit content to the Irish Massage Therapist Association  (including without limitation any text, photograph, graphics, video or audio) , you grant us a licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, create deriv ative works from, distribute and display in public that content in any form and media on or in connection with the Site, at no cost to us and for as long as we require and you warrant that you own or have rights to the intellectual property in such content and have the right to grant this licence. You waive any moral rights in your contribution. You will indemnify us and keep us indemnified from and against all costs, claims, damages and expenses made against or incurred by us as a result of a third party alleging that the use of such content by us infringes the intellectual property rights of a third party.

15. Submissions.  When submitting content, you agree not to do any of the following:

a)  defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate or infringe the rights of any person or entity (including, but not limited to, rights of intellectual property, confidentiality, or rights of privacy);

b)  upload or transmit any material which is unlawful, indecent, defamatory, hateful or racially, ethnically or otherwise offensive or objectionable, politically sensitive or of an obscene or menacing character, or that may cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; 

c)   upload  or transmit files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents; 

d)  upload or transmit any materials that infringe any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights of any third party; 

e)  upload or transmit material that you do not hav e a right to make available under any law or contractual or fiduciary relationship (such as confidential information); 

f)  upload or transmit any computer viruses, macro viruses, trojan horses, worms, corrupted files or anything else designed to interfere with, interrupt or disrupt the normal operating procedures of a computer; 

g)  use the system of uploading  or transmitting content (or any part thereof) in a way that may cause the system (or the servers or networks connected to the system) to be interrupted, damaged, rendered less efficient or such that the effectiveness or functionality of the system is in any way impaired; 

h)  where you are not the author of any material you are uploading  or transmitting , delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or within the material i)  hack into the system for any purpose whatsoever including 'breaking in' to the site with the aim of either stealing information or taking control of that system.

16. When registering for membership the follow is required

TYPE REQUIREMENTS FEE
FULL ACTIVE (FA)
Graduates of approved training programmes (including FETAC and HETAC)  of more than 300 hours of related training, with a minimum of 100 training hours in Anatomy Physiology & Massage; 
Therapists who qualified over three years ago in either ITEC, CIBTAC, CIDESCO qualifications in Massage, Anatomy & Physiology or from approved training programmes (including FETAC and HETAC) of less than 300 hours, but minimum of 100 training hours in Anatomy Physiology & Massage. VTCT Courses are also included but additional information for each college is required by the Education Committee to approve membership. Contact will be made by the Education Committee upon application. 
All applicants need to show evidence of a current recognised Basic or Occupational First Aid Certificate, whichever is applicable under Irish Law – or show evidence of being enrolled on one within 3 months (after which a copy of the certificate is required). Practicing Nurses are exempt from providing current First Aid Certificates providing confirmation can be provided from the workplace of regular First Aid updates.
 
100
ASSOCIATE A (ASS A)
New graduates of approved training programmes (including FETAC and HETAC) of less than 300 hours, but minimum 100 related training hours in Anatomy Physiology & Massage; 
New graduates of ITEC, CIBTAC, CIDESCO qualifications in Massage, Anatomy & Physiology VTCT Courses are also included but additional information for each college is required by the Education Committee to approve membership. Contact will be made by the Education Committee upon application. 
All applicants need to show evidence of a current recognised Basic or Occupational First Aid Certificate, whichever is applicable under Irish Law – or show evidence of being enrolled on one within 3 months (after which a copy of the certificate is required). Practicing Nurses are exempt from providing current First Aid Certificates providing confirmation can be provided from the workplace of regular First Aid updates.
Associate (A) Members can progress to Full membership after 3 years of practice.
 
100
ASSOCIATE B (ASS B)
For membership applicants holding qualifications (both international and national) from an unknown school (including FETAC and HETAC):
Graduate therapists would need to enclose the following information with their membership application (where applicable this would all need to be translated into English):
A complete course syllabus (including descriptions of each Module) on the schools letterhead paper with all contact details included or a completed relevant IMTA Course Descriptor. 
Evidence needs to be included of a minimum of 100 basic training hours in Anatomy and Physiology and Massage, detailing the specific body systems included in the tutoring hours and the specific massage techniques taught and practiced in class (usually, this is in the above-mentioned Module descriptions).
A letter from the school on their letterheaded paper confirming the therapists attendance
All applicants need to show evidence of a current recognised Basic or Occupational First Aid Certificate, whichever is applicable under Irish Law – or show evidence of being enrolled on one within 3 months (after which a copy of the certificate is required). Practicing Nurses are exempt from providing current First Aid Certificates providing confirmation can be provided from the workplace of regular First Aid updates.
This information will then be reviewed by the Education Officer to ensure membership requirements are met before any membership is processed.
Associate (B) Members can progress to Full membership after 3 years of practice.  
 
100
STUDENT (STU)

Student (STU)

Completed application online or completion of this form.

Membership Fee Payment

A letter from the school confirming the course type and students enrolment on the current course.

 

Students of the following programme-types are eligible for membership: Please indicate which applies to you:

Students of approved training programmes (including FETAC and HETAC)  of more than 300 hours of related training, with a minimum of 100 training hours in Anatomy Physiology & Massage

Students of approved training programmes (including FETAC and HETAC) of less than 300 hours, but minimum 100 training hours in Anatomy Physiology & Massage;

Students of ITEC, CIBTAC, CIDESCO and VTCT qualifications in Massage, Anatomy & Physiology

Correspondence course qualifications are not eligible for membership.

 

Further Requirements:

If the qualification is not accredited by FETAC, HETAC, ITEC, CIBTAC, CIDESCO or VTCT, students may be asked to obtain further syllabus information from their college. Students are also encouraged to request that their school completes the relevant new IMTA Course Descriptor for automatic IMTA membership approval for all graduates.

To continue membership after graduating, all applicants will be required to show evidence of a current recognised Basic or Occupational First Aid Certificate, whichever is applicable under Irish Law (or show evidence of being enrolled on one within 3 months, after which a copy of the certificate is required). Practicing Nurses are exempt from providing current First Aid Certificates providing confirmation can be provided from the workplace of regular First Aid updates.

 

Note:

Members in this category will not have voting rights within the organisation

CPD requirement of 100 points per year does not apply in this category or for the first year of membership as points for the membership-qualifying course would be carried over into the first year of full membership.

The €35 student fee covers course period and extends up to

 
INACTIVE (IN)
Qualified therapists who are not practicing due to illness or personal circumstances but would like to be members of the IMTA for information, education and benefit purposes and to be part of the IMTA family of members.
Members in this category will not have voting rights within the organisation
CPD criteria will not apply in this category
 
50
AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP (AFF)
Business owners or Educational establishments who are not practicing therapists but would like to be members of the IMTA for information, education and benefit purposes. 
Members in this category will not have voting rights within the organisation
CPD criteria will not apply in this category
50
BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP (BUS)
Business owners who employ a group of practicing therapists can apply to the IMTA for a group membership discount. 
All therapists included in the discount must be practicing in the one establishment or chain of the same establishment.
Discounts would be:
3 – 6 members: 10% membership fee discount
7 – 12 members: 15% membership fee discount
13 + members: 20% membership fee discount
Numbers for membership and discounted fees will be assessed upon application and will only be reviewed annually.
see group discounts

 

17. I will provide to the IMTA

a copy of all my certificates

 

18. I declare that I have no criminal convictions in Ireland, or elsewhere

19. I declare that my name does not appear on the Government’s Restricted Directors’ List