Terms of Service for Network Member

Section 1: Acceptance of Terms

  • By signing up as a Network Member, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service and acknowledge that your membership is primarily for observation and access to specific areas of the website.

  • Network Membership does not confer voting rights, participation in decision-making processes, or access to full membership privileges.

  • It is your responsibility to review these Terms regularly to stay informed of any changes. Continued use of the website after changes constitutes acceptance of the new Terms.

Section 2: Membership Eligibility

  • Eligibility for Network Membership is open to any individual interested in observing the activities of Governance. There are no demographic or professional restrictions for this membership category.

  • Applicants must agree to abide by the terms and conditions set forth by Governance, including adherence to our code of conduct and privacy policies.

  • Network Membership is intended for individuals seeking informational access to Governance’s activities without active participation.

Section 3: Account Information

  • Network Membership applications will be processed using PayPal for payment transactions. Members must provide accurate information as required by the PayPal platform.

  • Personal details required for membership registration may include name and contact information, which will be used solely for communication and administrative purposes.

  • Governance ensures the protection of members’ personal data, adhering strictly to our privacy policy.

  • Members are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of their information on the PayPal platform and should update any changes that may affect their membership or communication with Governance.

Section 4: Privacy Policy

  • Governance values the privacy of its members and is committed to protecting personal information.

  • Personal information collected through the membership process is solely for the purpose of registration and will not be shared or sold.

  • All payment transactions are processed through a third-party system (currently PayPal), and Governance does not store payment details.

  • Members’ personal information is retained only as long as necessary for membership purposes. Members have the right to request the deletion of their personal data.

  • Governance’s practices align with privacy laws and regulations, ensuring the highest standards of data protection and confidentiality.

Section 5: Code of Conduct

  • Network Members must adhere to the guidelines set forth in Governance’s bylaws, emphasizing respect, integrity, and professionalism in all interactions.

  • Digital Conduct: Members are expected to use the website and its digital platforms responsibly. Activities such as hacking, unauthorized access, or other forms of cyber misconduct are strictly prohibited.

  • Members should engage respectfully in online discussions, avoiding behavior that could be considered harassing, discriminatory, or harmful.

  • Any violation of this Code of Conduct may result in suspension or termination of membership.

Section 6: Membership Fees

  • Currently, Network Membership involves a one-time fee. The amount is detailed on the membership registration page.

  • Governance reserves the right to modify this fee structure in the future, potentially introducing an annual fee model.

  • Any changes to the fee structure will be communicated well in advance to all members and prospective members.

  • Fees contribute to the operational costs of Governance and are non-refundable.

Section 7: Modification of Terms

  • Governance reserves the right to modify these Terms of Service at any time. Such modifications are intended to enhance the membership experience or comply with legal and operational changes.

  • Members will be notified of any significant changes to the Terms of Service through email or a prominent notice on the website.

  • Continued use of the website and membership services after such changes will constitute acceptance of the new Terms.

  • Members are encouraged to review the Terms of Service periodically to stay informed of any updates.

Section 8: Termination of Membership

  • Members can terminate their membership at any time by notifying Governance in writing.

  • Governance reserves the right to terminate a membership if a member violates the Code of Conduct, the bylaws, or any other terms and conditions of membership.

  • In cases of termination, the member will be notified in writing, detailing the reasons and the effective date.

  • Termination of membership will result in the deletion of the member’s personal data from Governance’s records, in line with our privacy commitments.

Section 9: Dispute Resolution

  • In the event of a dispute arising from membership or related activities, Governance commits to a fair and transparent resolution process.

  • Members are encouraged to first seek resolution through direct communication with Governance’s designated representatives.

  • If a satisfactory resolution is not reached, the matter may be escalated to a mediation process, involving a neutral third party.

  • Governance will strive to resolve disputes amicably, respecting the concerns and rights of all involved parties.

Section 10: Contact Information

  • For any questions or concerns regarding the Terms of Service, or for any membership-related inquiries, members are advised to use the contact form provided on the Governance website.

  • The organization is committed to responding promptly and efficiently to all inquiries received through this channel.