Successful Networking Membership Terms & Conditions
Successful Networking is a division of The Relate Group Limited.
Director – Operations, Denise Simons
Director – Events & Promotions, Lawrence Simons
We also have External Group Co-Facilitators that help run the meetings for us, as Group Co- Facilitators.
Successful Networking has a policy of only one industry per group. New guests must contact the Director of Operations & / or the Group Co-Facilitator before attending any group meeting for permission to visit.
Members are encouraged to bring bona-fide referrals and/or visitors to their group.
Members must only promote their primary business, not a part time business, unless agreed to in writing with the Director of Operations.
Membership may be shared within a company and belongs to the person or company who purchased it. This can be transferred to a new employee should the member leave that employment, at the discretion of the Successful Networking Director of Operations.
Members wishing to transfer to another Successful Networking group must have prior approval in writing from the Successful Networking Director of Operations.
Please always maintain a professional standard when representing yourself or your company, (And always respect others in the group).
Always follow up leads/referrals as soon as possible and if possible, report back to the referrer, ensuring you always provide quality of service at the prices you have quoted.
Each member may have no more than one absence per month in any given 6-month period. Exceptions can be made regarding illness, family issues etc. This must be discussed with the Director of Operations initially and followed up to keep Successful Networking updated. We do not count absences over the annual holidays between 23rd December and 31st January each year. Ideally if a member can arrange a person to stand in as a substitute if they cannot attend a meeting, then this will not count as an absence. Guests and substitutes must not clash with another members industry. Please check with the Director of Operations & / or your group co-facilitator before inviting your guest.
As part of our relationships with our venue hosts every member / guest who attends a Successful Networking Group meeting MUST purchase a minimum of 1 beverage per attendee. This supports our venue hosts business and reinforces the ethos of networking.
Memberships are for a 12-month period, from the date of invoice. Memberships are reviewed annually and may be renewed at the discretion of the Operations Director Payment is due 14 days from the invoice date unless by prior arrangement with the Operations Director.
Potential new members may attend group meetings twice or for one calendar month whichever comes first, free of charge. During or immediately after this period you have the opportunity to apply to become a member. Please be aware that some industries are a popular choice for networking groups, and it is possible to have more than 1 person/company applying at the same time.
New membership is accepted solely at the discretion of the Director of Operations, Successful Networking.
Existing members may visit other groups for up to 4 meetings per calendar year if they do not clash with another members industry type in that group. In all cases, please check with the Director of Operations & / or the group co-facilitator before attending.
All events, promotions (including emailing), functions and the use of the Successful Networking brand or its members database must have the authorisation of the Director of Operations of Successful Networking. Successful Networking and its logo remain the property of The Relate Group Limited and unauthorised use of its intellectual property is prohibited.
Having access to other members' contact details is for the purpose of referrals and general communication and not for other means such as spamming.
Successful Networking may establish groups in any city/town with people interested in developing a similar business group. Successful Networking also reserves the right to open more than one group per city/town.
All competitions undertaken by Successful Networking are full and final at the discretion of the Director of Operations and the Director of Events & Promotions and the result is not open to appeal. Any group Co-facilitator engaged by Successful Networking is not eligible to enter any competition for the group run by themselves on behalf of Successful Networking. The Directors are also ineligible to enter any competition.
Fees are non-refundable. A certificate of credit for future use at Successful Networking may be given for the unused portion of the membership under certain circumstances. Not having time to attend the meetings is not a valid reason.
All members will indemnify Successful Networking or their agents against any liability for any statements or actions the member may make or take.
All members must undertake to be responsible for up-to-date liability and professional indemnity for themselves.
Successful Networking does not endorse the capabilities or professional expertise of any of its members, nor does it take any responsibility for disputes between members and does not accept any liability to any party for any dispute a member may have with another member.
The Directors are the only persons entitled to represent Successful Networking in any external relationships with the public via the media, marketing, and any other form of communications.
Each member agrees not to take any action or make any claim against the Directors or Co-facilitators of Successful Networking.
Successful Networking terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. The Directors will however aim to notify all changes to the members as soon as practicable.
By applying for membership to Successful Networking you agree to Successful Networking emailing periodic information about your membership status, the weekly meeting newsletter, and any other relevant information. You also provide permission for Successful Networking to publish any photographs taken of you at Successful Networking events along with your name and likeness, and for use in any Successful Networking marketing materials, as well as other company communications.
In the case of an issue or concern relating to a member’s business practices, commitment to the group or failure to comply with the terms and conditions the Directors may, at their sole discretion take appropriate action. This may include revoking the membership without refund, with immediate effect by giving written notice to the member via the supplied members Email address.
Members who do not wish to be listed on the Successful Networking public website can elect not to display their details at any time by advising Successful Networking in writing giving 7 (seven) days’ notice.
Successful Networking will take all reasonable precautions in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020 to safeguard its members' personal information against loss, misuse or unauthorised use or disclosure. Personal information held by Successful Networking about its members can be accessed by the members, and the members have the right to request correction of that information, in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020.
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