Terms and Conditions

The South African Business Club promotes business opportunities between companies and individuals by providing a networking framework for South African business people living and working in the UK. The Club enables South Africans and those with South African connections to meet like-minded individuals and to target their energy and resources at the on-going development of the business communities in South Africa and the UK. This is the focus of all its online and offline activities, and those of its members, subscribers, website users, and event attendees.

The website www.sabusinessclub is offered to all users, conditional to your acceptance of these Terms & Conditions. Your use of this Web site constitutes your agreement to these Terms & Conditions. Our Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice.

Membership of the South African Business Club

Membership of The South African Business Club is open to all companies and individuals. Anyone can apply to for membership. The SA Business Club reserves the right to deny or cancel membership, access to its events or online facilities should you be deemed not suitable for membership. No explanation needs to be given.

Any individual, company or its representatives acting in a manner not conducive to the aims of the SA Business Club can have their membership suspended or rescinded at the discretion of the SA Business Club. Such activities  include non-payment of fees, spamming members via email, posting of lewd or inappropriate content online or aggressive promotion, promotion of other networks to the detriment of the SA Business Club, especially where such promotion is by a person with a rewarded position within another network can lead to suspension or membership cancellation. In such circumstances, no refund of fees will be made.

Members pay an annual subscription fee in return for benefits such as events, reduced entry to certain events and at the discretion of the SA Business Club, free entry into the online directory and other services designed to increase business marketing opportunities for each of its members.

The SA Business Club Membership fee is charged annually and is liable on the day of the start of membership and then on the day of annual renewal. Membership will only start before payment is received at the discretion of The SA Business Club and on the understanding that the terms of membership including payment have been understood and accepted.

Failure to pay for company membership will lead to a suspension of membership. The SA Business Club will pursue full annual payment and will only re-activate the membership once the annual payment is received in full, the annual membership fee, once agreed and made, cannot be cancelled or refunded.

Renewal membership payments will be notified by invoice and email. Payment must be made before the end of the current annual membership date. In such cases where payment is not received before the end of current membership, membership will be suspended pending settlement.

Membership of The SA Business Club usually means free entry into that current year's Business Directory providing the member payments are up-to-date and current. Production of the Directory is discretionary. Inclusion in the Directory is also at the SA Business Club's discretion, is outside of annual membership fees levied, and is subject to certain date of membership restrictions.

Privacy

All personal and corporate information is only used by The SA Business Club for its own business purposes. We act in accordance with UK Data Law and will not pass on your details to third parties.

From time to time, The SA Business Club work with agencies which provide additional business services, such as support, training or access to finance. In such cases, these other agencies will be providing services that we believe you will find useful and are themselves usually members of The SA Business Club. They will not have access to your data.

Advertisers

Dealings with any partners, associates or advertisers are entirely between you and the company directly.

Event bookings

All individuals, companies and their representatives must book ahead of the event they wish to attend. Prior booking is a prerequisite of admittance. Where no booking is made, entry cannot be guaranteed. In circumstances where no booking has been received, The SA Business Club can only permit entry subject to the host venue's agreement with The SA Business Club and is permitted subject to full payment being received within 24 hours.

The SA Business Club reserves the right to pursue non-paying individuals' or companies for payments due. Members can be suspended for non-payment of due event fees until such time as the amount due is settled.

All bookings must be made through our online booking system or by email. A place is reserved for three days pending payment when the booking is accepted as confirmed. Payment is confirmation of attendance.

Cancellations and refunds are only accepted when made at least 24 hours before the event* and where cancellations are allowed at the venue. In such circumstances, we will attempt to offer a full refund or transfer the booking to another event of the booking company's or individual's choice. All refunds and transfers are at the discretion of The SA Business Club.

All data collected when booking is subject to our Privacy terms above. We do not keep or store any card details when these are used for bookings.

External links

The SA Business Club has no control over external sites and their site advertisers and accepts no responsibilities over external sites, content, products or services.

Cancelling membership

At the end of each membership year, every member will be invited to renew their membership. At the start of the New Year's membership, all benefits of membership shall remain provided payments for the previous and current year are in order. The office will notify the member business of any arrears.

Those members choosing to leave The SA Business Club should inform the office of their decision before the end of that current year's membership. Benefits of membership will be removed on the last date of that year's membership including event attendance, online directory listing, Alerts subscriptions and any other benefits of membership available at the time of cancellation.

In order for these benefits to be reinstated, membership must be reactivated and due fees made. The SA Business Club will inform each company or individual of their status and fees due.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless , The SA Business Club its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from your use of any online content, services, or your breach of the terms of these Terms and Conditions.