Terms and conditions

‘Club’ level Membership of ‘DrivenNet’ entitles the member to attend one scheduled monthly networking event for their designated group. 

 

‘National’ level Membership of ‘DrivenNet’ entitles the member to attend one additional scheduled monthly event across the United Kingdom, in addition to their designated group membership. 

 

‘Corporate’ level membership of ‘DrivenNet’ entitles the company to send one or two members of staff to each monthly networking event for their designated group.

 

‘DrivenNet’ members will be entitled to receive a number of additional benefits as outlined on the ‘DrivenNet’ website.

 

‘DrivenNet’ will not be liable if the venue changes ownership, closes down, cancels or fails to host a scheduled monthly meeting for any reason beyond our reasonable control. In this instance no refunds will be given and ‘DrivenNet’ will use reasonable endeavours to arrange an alternative meeting venue.

DrivenNet will not be liable if events have to be postponed due to circumstances beyond our control, including but not limited to pandemics (such as corona virus).

 

If a member is unable attend for any reason, they are entitled to send a colleague from within the same company as their representative. Membership fees will still be due irrespective of a representative attending or not. 

 

We reserve the right to make reasonable changes to these terms and conditions from time to time. 

 

Membership of ‘DrivenNet’

Membership of “DrivenNet” does not bestow any membership rights to the host venue. ‘DrivenNet’ reserves the right to change the host venue at any time and without notice, in circumstances beyond our control.

 

In the event of cancellation or suspension of any experiential elements (such as group test drives, ‘ride along’ or live demonstrations) at a scheduled meeting, ‘DrivenNet’ will not refund or credit the membership charge for that event. It is expected that the meeting will still go ahead for networking purposes. ‘DrivenNet’ will take instruction and guidance from the host venue before cancelling any experiential elements of the scheduled meeting. 

 

Members who wish to leave ‘DrivenNet’ after their initial twelve-month membership will be required to give one month’s written notice. Prior to twelve month membership any remaining membership fees can be paid in full to end membership early.

 

It is the member’s responsibility to file a concern with ‘DrivenNet’ if a visitor or guest is deemed not to be suitable. This should be done before the visitor is approved for membership. If there are no complaints, ‘DrivenNet’ will ‘assume their consent’. ‘DrivenNet’ reserves the right to final decision on guests and visitors wishing to join as a ‘DrivenNet’ member.

 

Visitors may attend a scheduled meeting no more than once over any given 12 month period. In the event of problems relating to a member’s business practices, perceived or real, ‘DrivenNet’ has the right to revoke membership at any time without notice.

 

In the event of failure to comply with the policies and/or the Code of Conduct of ‘DrivenNet’, ‘DrivenNet’ has the right to terminate membership from the group.

 

Other than normal ‘DrivenNet’ printed materials, members may not use the ‘DrivenNet’ Intellectual Property (e.g. logos, trademarks, names, slogans, copyrighted materials, etc.) to manufacture; distribute, sell, market, or promote any product or service, or otherwise use the ‘DrivenNet’ Intellectual Property without obtaining the prior written consent of ‘DrivenNet’.

 

‘DrivenNet’ does not take any responsibility for the actions or claims through loss of goods, accidental damage, theft or personal injury. ‘DrivenNet’ members, guests and visitors are liable for any damage they cause to buildings, vehicles or other property of the host venues. 

‘DrivenNet’ reserves the right to open more than one Group per community.

‘DrivenNet’ policies are subject to change.

 

National level Membership

 

A ‘National ‘Member is entitled to all the benefits of a standard member. In addition, ‘National’ Membership allows the member to attend one additional scheduled meeting per calendar month. This additional meeting can be at any one of the “DrivenNet” networking groups.

 

DrivenNet must be informed of the members intention to attend the additional monthly meeting by emailing info @drivennet.com. All bookings are subject to availability. Each Group has a certain number of spaces allocated to it and spaces will be given to members of the group first. ‘National’ bookings will be awarded on a first come first served basis where availability is restricted.

 

Payment terms & conditions

 

Membership of the Group is conditional and will only be approved upon satisfactory completion of the “DrivenNet” Member Application Form and submission of the “DrivenNet” Direct Debit Mandate.

 

Upon approval each member will be awarded with 12 months membership of their chosen “DrivenNet” designated group, commencing on the 1st day of the following month the application was approved (this will also be referred to as the “Member renewal date”).

 

If the member joins before an upcoming scheduled monthly event, an invoice will be raised and first months membership fees will be payable/collected immediately. From then on membership fees will be invoiced on the first of each calendar month. 

 

If joining after the most recent scheduled monthly event, “DrivenNet” will invoice for membership on the 1st day of the following calendar month. 

 

Membership fees must be paid on the 1st working day of each calendar month by Direct Debit. Members who have not paid their monthly fee within 7 days of the 1st working day of the calendar month they become due are considered to be ‘late’ and will not be entitled to attend any upcoming meetings. If fees are not paid within a further 30 days membership will be terminated. 

 

The “DrivenNet” Code of Conduct…

1. Sets out the behavioural standards required by ‘DrivenNet’ as a condition of membership; which applies to all members, irrespective of their membership grade;

2. Governs the conduct of the individual, not the nature of the business of the member.

3. Members are expected to exercise their own judgement (which should be made in such a way as to be reasonably justified) to meet the requirements of the code and seek advice if in doubt.

 

A “DrivenNet” ‘Membership Committee’, comprising of a cross-representation of Circuit Directors,  appointed by the owners of “DrivenNet”, together with the Directors of “DrivenNet”, shall adjudicate on areas of doubt or dispute. Decisions and recommendations will be made, wherever possible, against the code of behaviours identified below.

 

Code of Conduct:

 

Members must always act in the interest of the wider ‘DrivenNet’ community.

Members must uphold the integrity of the brand, including but not limited to their behaviour at Group and National events and in their use of both Public and Closed “DrivenNet” social media channels and forums.

Members must uphold the reputation of the community and not take any action which could bring the community or ‘DrivenNet’ into disrepute.

Members should respect and value alternative viewpoints and, seek, accept and offer honest criticisms of work contracted for through introductions from other “DrivenNet” members. Members should, at all times avoid injuring others or their reputation or employment by false or malicious or negligent action or inaction or abuse of any kind.

Members should refrain in all Public and Closed “DrivenNet” forums from criticism of another member or their business. Criticism, where deemed necessary, should be made privately and solely to the individual involved.

 

Dispute Resolution:

 

Disputes between members within a single designated group should initially be dealt with by the Circuit Director. Escalation of the dispute, if required, should be made through the Operations Manager who will refer the matter to the Membership Committee for their deliberation.

Disputes between any member (including Circuit Directors) and “DrivenNet”, should be dealt with privately between the parties wherever possible. In the absence of a resolution, issues should be referred to the Membership Committee for arbitration and recommendation.

Final decisions remain the prerogative of the Co-Founders and Owners of “DrivenNet”.

 

Conditions of Membership:

 

Members must:

 

  • Be fully paid up of fees and charges due, relevant to their choice of membership

  • Adhere to the Code of Conduct of “DrivenNet”

  • Notify ‘DrivenNet’ via the online RSVP process and the Circuit Director if they cannot attend a meeting

  • Arrive promptly for the start of meetings

  • Welcome and engage with visitors, members and hosts from the venue at meetings.

  • Unless permitted by the host venue, members must not touch any exhibits, vehicles and other items at the venue

  • Respect the venue location and not cause any disruption to the normal activities of the venue

  • Advise the Circuit Director if they have any food allergies before attending the meetings

 

Digital signature on ‘Application for Membership’ form signifies each member’s acceptance of these terms and conditions as set out above.

 

‘DrivenNet’ is a trading style of Just Car Tours Ltd company number 10688181

Last updated: 12th March 2020.