4Networking memberships are referred to as Passports. 4N Members are referred to as Passporters.
During your Passport membership term, you have unlimited access to every 4Networking meeting across the network, and you can attend as many meetings as you like. Each meeting also requires a cash fee of £15. Payable on entry, this fee covers meeting/venue costs. It does not pay for food, which is complimentary.
You will be invited to renew your Passport membership prior to its expiry. Renewal options are only available if Passport membership remains continuous. If there is a gap in membership, you will need to rejoin 4Networking, when you will be given a choice of two rejoin options: 12 months for £365+VAT or 6 months for £200+VAT.
When you join 4Networking, you join the entire network of over 250 groups, not just a single group. This means that you will always have an array of groups to attend. You can attend as many or as few of our meetings as you choose.
There is no mandatory attendance requirement. However, your long term success will be relevant to the number of meetings you attend.
We offer a mix of Breakfast, Lunch, and Evening groups, based on attendance trends across the network.
To keep the network vibrant, we will frequently launch new groups and close groups that don't fit in well with the regional or national growth and development.
The preferred method of payment is a debit/credit card. We do not accept American Express or cheques.
We accept BACs payments for all joining options except any promotional offers where the membership cost is below £200+VAT. For BACs payments please use your full name as your payment reference, payable to this account: 4Networking, Barclays Bank a/c no 03063801, sort code 20-85-26. However, all BACs payments must be authorized by 4NHQ prior to sending in payments. Email 4N Support Desk for authorization.
Before the end of your initial Passport term you will be invited to renew your membership, using these renewal options:
These options are only available if there is no gap in membership between your initial membership and renewal.
If your membership lapses and you then wish to re-join, these are the options available to you:
Both of these membership options are part of our 'Continuous Membership' programme, see below.
In order to keep costs to a minimum and to offer an efficient Passport membership renewal service, 4Networking provides a ‘Continuous Membership’ programme. This is applicable to members who choose to renew their membership for the first time following their first membership period, and to members who re-join 4Networking after a gap in membership.
Once you have chosen to renew your membership for the first time following your initial membership period, you are then part of the 4Networking Continuous Membership programme.
All membership renewals transacted by debit/credit card become Continuous Membership renewals. Continuous Membership renewal means that you are agreeing to renew your 4Networking Passport membership by debit/credit card and also agreeing that relevant future renewals can be collected automatically from the same card. This means that the following payment schedules are put in place, depending upon the Passport membership type you have subscribed to:
If you re-join 4Networking as a Passport member, following a gap in Passport membership, you become part of the Continuous Membership programme.
After rejoining using the 12-month or the 6-month options you are agreeing to renew your 4Networking Passport membership by debit/credit card and also agreeing that relevant future renewals can be collected automatically from the same card. This means that the following payment schedules are put in place, depending upon the Passport membership type you have subscribed to:
If your Passport membership days have been extended through receiving Invite-a-Friend days or as a result of team membership, then the renewal collection dates will reflect these changes.
If Continuous Membership renewal payment fails as a result of a debit/credit card no longer being active or a change of card expiry date, 4Networking 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 inform us ahead of us trying to take this next payment – you can do this by calling the Support Desk on 0345 123 4444.
Online Unlimited membership gives you unlimited access to all areas and features on the 4Networking website, but not to 4Networking meetings. It is available to anyone who is not currently a 4N Passport member. The cost is £14.99+VAT per month, paid by an initial payment of £14.99+VAT by debit/credit card. For the second and subsequent months, your card will be charged £14.99+VAT on the same day each month until further notice.
Your Passport membership is assigned only to you, so you cannot send a substitute to a meeting, whether from the same organisation or not.
Your Passport membership cannot be transferred to anyone else. The only exception to this is permanent transfer to a different person in the same organisation. This can be carried out, subject to an admin fee of £41.67+VAT (£50 inc VAT). Please contact 4NHQ to request this.
For all types of initial paid membership, ie Passport membership for 12 months or 6 months; Online Unlimited membership; membership renewals, and promotional offers, no cancellation or refund is possible once payment has been processed.
For all types of paid 4Networking membership, at least 30 days' notice is required in writing to cancel your membership. This notice period is the 30 days prior to the expiry date of the current term of your Continuous Membership. The notice must be given by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 4Networking will acknowledge your cancellation email by return email. If you do not receive this email and cannot provide it to us on request, your cancellation will not be valid.
Anyone can register to become a free of charge Online Only member on the Website. This allows you to set up an online profile page and gives you basic access to the Website. For more comprehensive access to the Website and all of its online networking facilities, you will need to upgrade to Online Unlimited membership.
As an Online Only member, Online Unlimited member or Passport member, you undertake that:
4Networking has three major presences on Facebook. The 4Networking HQ page is maintained by 4Networking Ltd.
We also have two Facebook Groups managed by 4Networking Ltd. There are additional facebook Groups and pages managed by our local teams.
The two facebook groups managed by 4Networking Ltd are free of charge to access, but we restrict access to the 4Netwokring Passporters group to current members of 4Networking (Passporters and Online Unlimited members) as an additional benefit of active membership.
The 4Networking Community is a public group. Anyone can apply to be a member of the Community group and membership is not limited to people registered on the 4Networking website.
The 4Networking Passporters group is an exclusive closed group provided for our members.
4Networking reserves the right to decline membership applications to the group without notice or explanation. Both Groups are moderated, with specific rules posted to provide posting guidelines. In cases of persistent abuse of the group's ethics, members will be blocked.
Images submitted for 4N Meeting of the Week may be cropped and re-coloured. All images and captions submitted become eligible for 4N to use in future marketing material online and offline.
4Networking may at any time without notice and for any reason deny you access to the Website or to any aspect of the Networking Service.
You agree that we may delete, edit, lock move or remove any content without notice and for any reason and/or to record the IP address from which any content is posted, uploaded or displayed without notice and for any reason, (including, without limitation) content which is in breach of these terms.
You shall not be entitled to a refund of any amount corresponding to the unexpired portion of your membership if your access to the Website and/or the networking service is restricted, suspended or terminated.
Use of the Website and the Networking Service is at your own risk. Both are provided on an "as is" basis. You are solely responsible for how you interact with other users of the Website and the Networking Service.
4Networking disclaims all liability whatsoever whether arising in contract, tort (including negligence) as a result of or in connection with the Website and/or the Networking Service for any economic loss, loss of goodwill or reputation, or special or indirect or consequential loss or otherwise and all implied warranties terms and conditions relating to the Website and the Networking Service are hereby excluded. In particular, 4Networking accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage sustained by you as a result, directly or indirectly arising out of:
If 4Networking is found to be liable to you directly or indirectly in relation to the Website or the Networking Service that liability shall be limited to the Passport membership fee. Nothing in these terms shall limit liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence. You agree to indemnify us in full and on demand against any loss, damage, costs or expenses which we suffer or incur directly or indirectly as a result of your use of the Website and the Networking Service.
For full details on how we handle your data and put in place appropriate safeguards to your privacy, please see our Privacy Notice.
We may update these terms and conditions from time to time at our discretion. Amended terms shall become effective as soon as they are placed on the Website and your continued use of the Website and the Networking Service constitutes acceptance by you of the updated terms.