Welcome to the HRE AFTA website Terms and Conditions.



This website has been developed to provide an overview and access to the services, products and events created and delivered by HRE AFTA Ltd. As part of these services, HRE AFTA also offers a ‘slow trends’ journal featuring articles across the subjects of Humankind, Research, Environment, Art, Fashion, Technology and Architecture. Further details can be found at our contact page.

If you choose to use www.hreafta.com, any mobile sites and applications, or any of the features of this site "the Site", including but not limited to RSS, API, software and other downloads collectively, "the Services", you will be agreeing to abide by all of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service between you and HRE AFTA Ltd. 

Please make sure you read and agree to the following terms and conditions before you use the site www.hreafta.com


About Us


For the purposes of these terms and conditions, please note that when we refer to "HRE AFTA”, ”we", "us" or "our", we mean HRE AFTA Limited; where we refer to "you" or "your" we mean you, the person using the Services.


Format of the Terms and Conditions


HRE AFTA has included headings to help you understand and locate the required information within our Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions are only available in the English language. We may change, add or remove portions of these Terms of Service at any time, which shall become effective immediately upon posting. It is your responsibility to review these Terms of Service prior to each use of the Site and Services and by continuing to use this Site and Services, you agree to any changes. HRE AFTA may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Services at any time to reflect changes to our products, our users' needs and our business priorities. We may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Services without notice or liability. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Site through your internet connection are aware of these terms and conditions, and that they comply with them. Your continued use of the Site and Services now, or following the posting of notice of changes in these operating rules, will indicate acceptance by you of such rules. HRE AFTA recommends that you print a copy of these Terms and Conditions for future reference.


Additional Policies


For subscribers to our mailing list, please see separate sections on how HRE AFTA Ltd is GDPR compliant and how we work in terms of;
Cookies Policy
Privacy Policy


Third Parties


Any links to third party websites located on this Website are provided for your convenience only. We have not reviewed each third party website and have no responsibility for such third party websites or their content. Third party websites may have different terms and conditions and therefore users should check individual terms and conditions where they apply. We do not endorse the third party websites or make representations about them or any material contained in them. If you choose to access a third party website linked to from this Website, it is at your own risk.

If you would like to link to this Website, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, any page on this Website, and subject to the following conditions: 

- You do not in any way imply that we are endorsing any services or products unless this has been specifically agreed with us; 
- You do not misrepresent your relationship with us or present any false information about us; 
- You do not link from a website that is not owned by you; and 
- Your website does not contain content that is offensive, controversial, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or does not comply in any way with the law in the United Kingdom. If you choose to link to our website you shall fully indemnify HRE AFTA Ltd for any loss or damage suffered as a result of your actions.


Consultancy Services


What we offer; Consultancy services provided by HRE AFTA Ltd include trends research, strategy and organisation development, project management, event and pop-up activities, collaborations and partner relationships, as well as training and course creation; working with commercial brands, retailers, academia, NGOs and governmental organisations. Further details can be found within the following studio section.


Contractual arrangements; We reserve the right to change or withdraw the Consultancy Services offered by HRE AFTA. As each project is agreed separately, the scope of work provided in these terms and conditions falls outside of the remit of this website for Consultancy Services. And therefore subject to separate terms and conditions.


Our team and resources; We work with a number of Partners and Networks Organisations, such as individual freelancers, specialists and creative studios on a project by project basis; by engaging HRE AFTA Ltd we accept no responsibility for the availability or work undertaken by these


Working with us; We work on a project by project basis; the stages of which are where we discuss project briefs and requirements, develop a proposal with costings for the completion of the work, and then agree to commence the work on a contractual basis. 
No work will be undertaken until a formal contract is in place, with the necessary clauses relating to scope of works, timelines and key milestones, payment fees and terms, confidentiality clauses, and cancellation or termination arrangements. Non-Disclosure Agreements can be an important part of this process, subject to any necessary legal checks.




What we offer; HRE AFTA offers a number of events; bookable on an individual, group or in-house basis for which it charges a fee. Further details can be found at the following events section.


Contractual arrangements; HRE AFTA has the right to make any changes to our fees, payments, payment processing and collection methods. This may include, but is not limited to changes to our third party payment processors and currencies in which payment may be made, and is at our sole discretion.


Date Changes, Cancellations and Refunds; If we cancel we will only offer a refund for the purchase price of the ticket where an event has been cancelled by HRE AFTA or where we have had to re-schedule an event and the attendee can no longer attend the new date. Refunds will be made to the account holder via the method used to make payment, unfortunately we will not be able to refund third party booking fees. HRE AFTA is not responsible and takes no liability for an attendees’ travel arrangements, accommodation, or other expenses incurred for a cancelled or postponed event.


If you cancel; We do not offer refunds on its ticket sales or event bookings, if an attendee wishes to cancel or is no longer able to attend.


Resale and Transfer of tickets; Resale of tickets is prohibited and any tickets found to be resold will be forfeited and no refund will be offered and the original ticket will be cancelled. Tickets can be transferred to another attendee by the ticket holder only upon written e-mail approval from HRE AFTA Ltd, to transfer a ticket please contact events@hreafta.com, we will try to respond within 48 hours.


Third Party Sites; Bookings for events made through 3rd party websites i.e. Eventbrite may be subject to additional fees, terms and conditions. Please check their terms and conditions for sale and refund prior to booking.




HRE AFTA will be launching its own online e-commerce store shortly, prior to launch these terms and conditions will be updated to include specific points in relation to the sale of goods. In the interim for further details, please contact store@hreafta.com.




As part of HRE AFTA Ltd’s services, we also offer a ‘slow trends’ journal featuring articles across the subjects of Humankind, Research, Environment, Art, Fashion, Technology and Architecture. Further details can be found at the journal section. 

Please read and abide by the following terms and conditions relating to the journal and other webpages, known as "the Content". 


Content and Intellectual Property


The Content provided by HRE AFTA and www.hreafta.com refers to webpages, presentations, and journal and includes any newsletters or other communications sent to you, which includes (but is not limited to) any text, photographs, images, video and audio clips, designs and logos is the intellectual property of HRE AFTA Ltd and / or remains the intellectual property of those that have licensed their material to HRE AFTA Ltd of the purposes of the article(s) published.


What you can and cannot do; You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, commercially exploit or otherwise use the material on www.hreafta.com in any way except for your own personal use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any of our content except for your own personal use. Any other use of our Content requires our prior written permission.


In particular and without limitation to the above, you shall not;

- Infringe the intellectual property rights of HRE AFTA Ltd or any of the materials used under license.

- Remove the copyright or trademark notice from any of the material contained on www.hreafta.com

- Copy any designs, trademarks or other intellectual property relating to any material on www.hreafta.com

- Sell or redistribute any material on www.hreafta.com including as part of any designs, moodboards, presentations, library, archive or similar service

- Create a database in electronic or manual form by downloading and storing all or any of the material on www.hreafta.com


By Intellectual Property Rights, we mean patents, trademarks, service marks, registered designs, design rights, confidential information, applications for any of the foregoing, copyright, database rights, know-how, unregistered designs, trade or business names and other similar rights or obligations anywhere in the world, whether registered or not and whether capable of registration or not. 


We regularly update www.hreafta.com and as such any content may be on the website for a limited period of time. We reserve the right to make changes to www.hreafta.com in our sole discretion and at any time. 


You agree to use www.hreafta.com only for lawful purposes, and shall not act in a way that infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit anyone else's use of the website.


Submitting Content


By submitting any article or contribution or have offered to contribute to the HRE AFTA website, you agree by submitting your contribution, to grant HRE AFTA the right to reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate create derivative works from, distribute, preform, play, make available to the public, and / or to incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now known or later developed. 

You warrant that your contribution; Is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available for purposes specified above and that it is not defamatory or doesn’t infringe on any EU law. 

You agree to indemnify HRE AFTA Ltd against all legal fees, damages, and other expenses that may be incurred by HRE AFTA Ltd as a result of your breach of the above warranty, and waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on hreafta.com and the purposes specified above. 

When submitting an article please ensure that all relevant photo credits, captions and references are included, as HRE AFTA cannot be held responsible for omissions or errors due to the incomplete information. 

By making a Submission, you are consenting to its display and publication on the Site and in the Services i.e. presentations, reports; and for related online and offline promotional uses (including and not limited to social media).


Limitation of Liability and Indemnity


HRE AFTA Ltd shall have no liability to you for any and all damages, claims, proceedings, actions, awards, expenses and costs in relation to;

- Any unauthorised or unlawful use of content, information and/or other material received by or submitted to you on the website or in any communication that is made available to you

- Any links to other third party websites ("linked sites") that the website may contain. The linked sites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the contents of any linked site and the products and/or services offered on the linked sites nor any changes or updates to a linked site. If we provide these links to you then we do so only as a convenience. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement or approval by us of the linked site or any association with its operators

- The accuracy of any advertising or sponsorship provided by third parties on the website or in any communication provided to you nor in respect of its compliance with any applicable laws

- Any consequential losses (including but not limited to loss of profits, damage to goodwill, damage to reputation, loss of data, loss of programmes and/or services interruptions); economic and/or other similar losses; and/or special damages and indirect losses

- Any error, omission, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction of communications in relation to the Website

- Any delay in performance of the website and/or any other matters to the extent that such events and/or matters are due to any events outside our reasonable control including but not limited to acts of god, war, flood, fire, labour disputes, strikes, lock-outs, riots, civil commotion, malicious damage, explosion, governmental actions and any other similar events.


In any event, our total liability to you under and/or arising in relation to these terms and conditions shall not exceed the amount paid by you to us or the sum of GBP 1,000, whichever is the higher. You shall provide to us written evidence of any claims for which it is alleged that we are liable together with written details of how any loss was caused by us and the steps you have taken to mitigate the loss (if any) before we consider your claim. 

Nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury due to our negligence or any other liability which we are not permitted to exclude or limit as a matter of law. 

You shall indemnify us against any and all losses, damages, awards, costs (including legal costs), claims and any other losses and/or liabilities suffered by us arising from your misuse of the Website or arising from or due to any breach of these terms and conditions by you.




You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship exists between you and us as a result of this agreement or your use of the Website. 

These terms and conditions contain the entire agreement between us and supersede all prior agreements, arrangements and understandings between us. 

If any provision of these terms and conditions is held by any competent authority to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part the validity of the other provisions of the terms and conditions and the remainder of the affected provision shall be unaffected and shall remain in full force and effect. 

Waiver by us of any breach of the terms and conditions shall be considered as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same provision or any other provision. 

The terms and conditions are governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and the parties hereby agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. 

Headings in these terms and conditions are for ease of reference only and shall not affect their interpretation. 

All third party rights are excluded and no third parties shall have any right to enforce the terms and conditions. This shall not apply to our associated companies who shall have the right to enforce the terms and conditions as if they were us.




We do not warrant that the HRE AFTA website, or that any element of the website, will meet your requirements, purpose and/or expectations, nor that any of the content on the website and/or the communications is accurate or complete and we are under no obligation to verify any such content. 

The content, website and communications are 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 and security. 

We do not provide any warranties in respect of the website or the results, availability, and/or uninterrupted use of the website. 

We may occasionally have to perform necessary network maintenance and/or network upgrades during specified time periods ("Scheduled Maintenance Windows".) In the event of plans to bring down the website during a scheduled maintenance window we will try to provide reasonable notice to you in advance of the scheduled maintenance window. You should be aware that, at any time, we may perform emergency maintenance as needed to preserve the overall integrity of the website with no notice and shall not be liable to pay any compensation to you for these activities.

This agreement is governed by English law and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.


For Urgent Enquiries relating to Terms and Conditions and Policies


To contact the HRE AFTA team to request further details on our terms and conditions, policies or to report an article, content or data breach.


Please contact the following e-mail addresses
General & technical support admin@hreafta.com
Consultancy info@hreafta.com
Events events@hreafta.com
Store (coming soon) store@hreafta.com
Journal editor@hreafta.com