1. General Membership
All applications for membership of Connections Unleashed are to be via the website. By completing the application form the Member is deemed to have signed the application form.
On acceptance of the membership application by Connections Unleashed, you will receive an email with a membership subscription payment link. On completion of the subscription link, members shall be bound during the continuance of membership by these Terms and Conditions including any amendments made.
Connections Unleashed reserves the right at all times & in its absolute discretion to determine the number of Members in Connections Unleashed & may accept or reject applications for membership as it feels fit.
2. Networking Membership
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.
Membership is a 6-month contract, new membership term contracts will automatically renew and be charged for another 6 months, subject to the same terms and conditions at the end of the membership term unless the required 30 days’ written notice is given prior to your 6-month contract end date.
Connections Unleashed reserves the right at all times, and in its absolute discretion, to determine the number of Members in Connections Unleashed Network and may accept or reject applications for membership, as it feels fit.
Members of Connections Unleashed Network will be invited to attend events organised by Connections Unleashed network.
Details of such events will be uploaded on the Website and Facebook group. Confirmation is essential but would be appreciated out of courtesy so allow for providing suitable provisions.
Your attendance at meetings is vital to develop more business for you and for your colleagues in your group, along with regular interactions available through the groups.
Members shall not hold Connections Unleashed responsible or liable in any way whatsoever for the cancellation for whatever reason of an Event.
Members must use their best endeavours to refer new members to meetings throughout their membership.
Only one person can be assigned to a membership. Attendance at a meeting as a member cannot be substituted by another person, whether from the same organisation or not.
Members can receive a £5 discount to use at one event for every guest that buys a ticket for one of our events.
Connections Unleashed Network meetings are not included in your monthly membership fees. Each event must be booked through the website in advance. Bookings close 48 hours before the meeting, due to catering requirements.
If you have booked the meeting and are unable to attend, refunds can be issued up to a week prior to the event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Child attendance
Connections Unleashed network welcomes well-behaved children (accompanied by a well-behaved adult). For the enjoyment of all, children must be supervised at all times to ensure they do not disturb other guests.
5. Online Forums
When you join Connections Unleashed, you get access to our online Connections Unleashed lounge Only Facebook group for online networking and support.
If you are struggling and need help in any area of your business one of the Connections Unleashed Members in this group will usually be able to help or connect you with someone, it’s a priceless benefit of support, friendship and sometimes, a shoulder to lean on when you most need it!
A safe place to get advice and ask for the help you need without fear of judgement. Trust you’ll get the answers you need from others in business.
The Connections Unleashed Forum area is hosted on Facebook and as such Connections Unleashed 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 Connections Unleashed.
Connections Unleashed does not verify, confirm or accept any responsibility for any of the information, advice or material provided on the Connections Unleashed Forums. If you use any of the information, advice or material posted on these forums, you do so solely at your own risk.
Connections Unleashed 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 Connections Unleashed 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 email@example.com
Members agree not to:
6. Fees and Payments:
Membership is on a rolling 6-month contract. Membership is to be paid monthly by Credit or Debit by Direct Debit (Stripe) subscription unless otherwise arranged in writing. Stripe is an automated monthly deduction from credit or debit accounts.
Replacement membership ID cards and lanyards will incur an additional cost of £10.
Late payment/default payment charges of 20% are chargeable after the first missed payment.
If a continuous membership renewal payment fails as a result of a debit/credit card no longer being active or a change of card (expiry date), Connections Unleashed will contact you to request updated card details. If you know that you have been issued with a new card since your last payment to us, it would be really helpful if you could update your Stripe account ahead of us trying to take this next payment. Failure to pay membership on time may result in termination of membership & refusal to events.
There is no facility for pausing a membership
Membership fees are revised annually.
7. Terminating Membership
Membership is renewed every 6 months. The membership will automatically be renewed and payment will be taken from the members’ registered bank card.
It is the members’ responsibility to know their renewal date.
To cease membership the Member must give notice of intent to terminate the Membership in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org, a minimum of 30 days prior to the renewal date, no refunds will be given.
Once the Termination request has been received members we will acknowledge your cancellation by return email. If you do not receive this email and cannot provide it to us on the request your cancellation will not be valid.
Connections Unleashed 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 they have 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).
8. Non Solicitation
Members, their affiliates, subsidiaries and representatives will not, during the term of their membership, and for one year after termination of membership directly or indirectly, solicit other members or retain information provided by Connections Unleashed without the prior written consent of Connections Unleashed, which consent may not be unreasonably withheld.
9. Non Competition
Other than with the express written consent of Connections Unleashed, which consent may not be unreasonably withheld, members will not be directly or indirectly involved with a business, which is in direct competition with the business lines of Connections Unleashed.
All content included on the Connections Unleashed Site and platforms, including text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations and software, is the property of Connections Unleashed or its content suppliers and is protected by international copyright laws. All of the trademarks, service marks, logos, brand and trade names appearing on the Site are the proprietary intellectual property of the owners of such marks, logos or names and you may not use, modify, remove or otherwise infringe any of such proprietary intellectual property.
Connections Unleashed retains full ownership rights with respect to the Site and the Services including but not limited to design functionality and documentation. You may not copy, edit, or reproduce any part of the Site or the Services.
No material may be reproduced electronically or in print without written permission.
Any use of whole or partial Connections Unleashed content intended to endorse a product or for other commercial use must be approved by Connections Unleashed. Requests will be acted on quickly.
11. Variation of Terms & Conditions
These terms and conditions may be revised from time to time. If they are revised Connections Unleashed will notify you via the website, Facebook or email. It will be your responsibility to keep up-to-date with all such changes and your membership renewal and continued use of the Website and Facebook groups shall be deemed acceptance of any changes to these terms and conditions.
12. Data Protection and Intellectual Property
Members acknowledge that any and all of the intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to trade marks and trading names, whether or not registered, copyrights, registered and unregistered design rights, patents, know how and all confidential information) owned by Connections Unleashed shall at all times remain the sole property of Connections Unleashed. Members are not permitted to use any of the intellectual property rights owned by Connections Unleashed without the prior written consent of Connections Unleashed, which may contain restrictions and limitations.
Connections Unleashed has no obligation, duty or liability to any Connections Unleashed Members in contract, tort or otherwise, for any services or goods provided by any Member of Connections Unleashed.
Connections Unleashed does not give any warranties as to the suitability of Connections Unleashed Members to undertake any services they may provide as a result of being a Member of Connections Unleashed, nor does it warrant as to the level of skill and care taken by a Member when providing such services.
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 GDPR 2018.
Other Members may also use the personal data you make available in the Members 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 email@example.com.
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.
Connections Unleashed does not give any implied or express warranties as to any goods provided by Members, as a result of being a Connections Unleashed Member.
This agreement is governed by English Law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.