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Membership terms

These terms and conditions, together with the Privacy Policy will govern your membership with Bizmums. Please also see the Bizmums Website Terms and Conditions which will govern your use of this website.

Membership

All membership benefits (such as discounts for specific services) can be found within the Members Area and will be offered directly by Members to Members. Bizmums cannot guarantee the availability of these and any goods or services provided may be subject to additional conditions.

Membership Details

All applications for membership of Bizmums are to be made by written application or via the website application form. By submitting the application form online, the Member is deemed to have signed the application form.

On completion of an application form, each new Member will receive an email which will contain their membership number.

On acceptance of the membership application by Bizmums, Members shall be bound during the continuance of membership by these Terms and Conditions including any amendments made in accordance with the procedure set out below.

Bizmums reserves the right at all times & in its absolute discretion to determine the number of Members in Bizmums & may accept or reject applications for membership as it feels fit.

The monthly membership fee for unlimited membership is £25 Inc. VAT. For 1 event monthly membership £15 Inc. VAT.

Membership is on a rolling month by month basis unless entered into a separate yearly agreement. And membership is to be paid on 1st day of each month by PayPal subscription or Standing order unless otherwise arranged. Failure to pay membership on time may result in termination of membership & refusal to events.

All membership monies are payable in sterling, with preferred payment being an online payment via PayPal or by Standing Order.  Membership fees are revised annually but providing your membership is continuous the payment you make will always remain the same as on joining.

Terminating Membership

Bizmums reserves the right to expel Members or to prevent any Member from participating in any Event or from renewing membership if the Member puts the organisation into disrepute or if a Member continuously fails to attend events which she has signed up to or if the Member is misusing the membership forum or the discussion forum (for example, using the discussion forum to send chain letters).

If, for whatever reason, a Member wishes to terminate her Membership, she must give 7 days’ notice of this in writing to Bizmums. We regret we are unable to offer refunds if membership is cancelled for whatever reason before the end of the month.

Membership Breaks

Pre-arranged Membership breaks can be arranged at the discretion of the Bizmums team in the circumstances such as maternity, long term illness or extended holiday and membership may be reinstated on the original terms.

If a membership is terminated without a pre-arranged break and the member wishes to reinstate their membership then this will be at new terms and at a higher monthly rate if fees have increased.

Members agree to comply with any necessary health and safety regulations applicable to any Event attended.

Members Area

Members can create their own personal login and password details to enter the Bizmums Members area of the Website. Within this Members only area, Members will have access to a directory of Members but the use of data from the directory for commercial purposes of any sort is not permitted.

Members will be asked to fill in personal details such as name, e-mail address, membership type (individual or corporate), services they offer, phone number, website details and whether or not they are willing to offer other Members a discount or other special offers on their services.

Any Member wishing to change, add or delete any information on themselves held on the Members only sections of the Website are able to do so by logging in and amending the details. If you are unable to login or access this area or you forget your login or password, you can contact the website administrator by emailing michelle@bizmums.biz

Information held on the Bizmums Members Area pages is subject to the Bizmums Privacy Policy.

Members are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their membership number, login details and passwords, and for all activities that occur under their membership number, login details and passwords, whether by themselves or anyone else using their login details and passwords. Members must ensure that they have any permissions or consents required to include material or links in the Members business directory.

Discussion Forums

Members can participate in a Bizmums Discussion & Service Swap Forum.

The Bizmums Discussion Forum area is a public system and as such Bizmums takes no responsibility for the views expressed in messages posted to any discussion. Any views expressed are those of individuals, and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Bizmums.

Bizmums does not verify, confirm or accept any responsibility for any of the information, advice or material provided on the Bizmums Forums. If you use any of the information, advice or material posted on these forums, you do so solely at your own risk.

Bizmums accepts no obligation to monitor the use of the forums but reserves the right to remove without notice any material posted to any discussion which Bizmums deems to be offensive or in any way wholly inappropriate to the nature of the discussion. If you wish to complain about material on the forums, please contact michelle@bizmums.biz.

Members agree not to:

    • post any material which infringes third party intellectual property rights;
    • post any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive or otherwise objectionable on the Discussion Forum;
    • use the Discussion Forum for any commercial purpose or to operate surveys, contests or chain letters;
    • use the Discussion Forum to make complaints against individuals and/or organisations.

Events

Members will be informed of forthcoming Members Events by e-newsletter or on the Website. Members can confirm attendance of an event through the Eventbrite website or via Event on Facebook. Confirmation is essential but would be appreciated out of courtesy so allow for providing suitable provisions at the relevant venue.

Members shall not hold Bizmums responsible or liable in any way whatsoever for the cancellation for whatever reason of an Event.

Variation of Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be revised from time to time. If they are revised, we will post the revised version to you or email them to you. It will be your responsibility to keep up-to date with all such changes and your membership renewal and continued use of the Website shall be deemed acceptance of any changes to these terms and conditions.

Data Protection and Intellectual Property

We will respect the privacy of your data which you supply to us in accordance with our Privacy Policy and forms part of these terms and conditions, and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and any other applicable data protection legislation. You agree that it is your responsibility to keep your data accurate and up to date and to send us new or revised data where appropriate. You further agree that we may use your data as set out in our Privacy Policy.

It is your responsibility to keep your password/membership number and log-in details confidential and use the security devices offered. Our security measures depend on you complying with this obligation and we are not responsible for any breach of your privacy due to your failure either to keep your password/membership number secure or to use the other security devices correctly.

We will use your data to administer your membership and Events you attend. When you attend an Event your name may be included on a delegate list. Where you obtain information about other Members you must use this in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Other Members may also use the personal data you make available in the Members business directory. Do not make any information public which you do not want other Members to see.

If you have a concern about how another Member is using your personal data, or if you think it is being used in breach of these terms, please contact us at michelle@bizmums.biz

You acknowledge that the internet is not a completely secure medium, and we therefore cannot be responsible for breaches of security arising out of intentional and/or unauthorised attempts to access the Site, for example, by computer hackers. In addition, we are not responsible for the use made of your personal data by other Members who access it through the Site.

Governing Law

These terms and conditions shall be interpreted in accordance with English law and all disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.