Membership Services and Agreement
In order to use Our Services, you must first become a member. To become a member, you must determine if you want to start your own group (Admin Account), or join an existing group (Paid Account). Although a free admin account may sound appealing, you should read the Admin Responsibilities section in detail before deciding which one is best for you.
Admin Account (free account): To set up a new group is free of charge and will remain free throughout the duration of Your Agreement. As an administrator, you will have the ability to set up your account in the following ways:
- Visible or Hidden – Your group name and members can be hidden or seen by the public.
- Open or Closed – As an “open” group, anyone who finds your group can join without an invitation. As a “closed” group, the admin has the authority to approve members before acceptance.
- Territory – While most groups will be set up using the local community (by zip code), some group administrators will want a larger reach (state or country). The admin will determine what is best for the group. Before you create an expanded territory group, you must understand that a majority of business owners cannot offer services outside of their local market and this selection could drastically reduce membership.
Once a group has been set up by an administrator, the options of visibility, open/closed and territory CANNOT be changed.
Admin Responsibilities: When you set-up a new group, you agree to become an Administrator of the group and have the responsibility to drive group membership, encourage group participation of shared best practices and refer quality leads to the network of members.
YOU ARE ONLY AUTHORIZED TO CREATE ONE (1) FREE ADMIN ACCOUNT. IF YOU HAVE BEEN FOUND TO VIOLATE THIS COMPANY POLICY, WE MAY GIVE YOU FIVE (5) BUSINESS DAYS TO CORRECT THIS ISSUE OR YOUR ACCOUNTS WILL BE CLOSED AND YOUR REMAINING GROUP MEMBERS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF YOUR REMOVAL. IN THE EVENT YOUR ACCOUNT HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR THIS REASON, THERE WILL BE NO REFUND OF MONIES OR COMPENSATION OF ANY KIND. THE MEMBER WHO HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS MOST ACTIVE WILL HAVE THE ABILITY TO CONVERT HIS OR HER MEMBERSHIP TO AN ADMIN ACCOUNT, BUT ONLY IF HE OR SHE DOES IS NOT AN ADMIN ON ANOTHER ACCOUNT.
Paid Account: In the event you choose to join an existing group, membership to Referral Book requires an account to be opened and either a monthly or annual fee for services be PAID IN ADVANCE. By becoming a Member of our site, you agree that We may store your payment information and that we may use that payment information to charge applicable membership fees as they become due, plus all related taxes, and to reimburse Us for all collection costs and interest for any overdue amounts. Your membership services will be AUTOMATICALLY RENEWED unless you close your account within 30-days before your next renewal period.
Changing Group Membership: If you are unhappy with the performance of your group, you may opt to leave the group and join another. After electing to leave a group, your membership services will continue and will renew regardless of whether you have joined another group or not.
Joining More than One Group: While you may only have one (1) free Admin account; however, you do may join as many existing groups as a paid member desired. A Referral Requirement will need to be met in each group to continue membership. Select “My Dashboard/My Groups” to see all groups associations linked to your account.