Terms & Conditions

General Membership

All applications for membership of Doing Biz for Yourself (DBFY) are to be via the website. By completing the profile and billing method form from website, the Member is deemed to have signed the application form.

On completion of an application form, each new Member will receive a confirmation email.
On acceptance of the membership application by DBFY, Members shall be bound during the continuance of membership by these Terms and Conditions including any amendments made.
DBFY reserves the right at all times & in its absolute discretion to determine the number of Members in DBFY & may accept or reject applications for membership as it feels fit.

Networking Membership

Members shall be bound during the continuance of membership by these Terms and Conditions including any amendments made in accordance with the procedure set out below.
Membership is a 12 month contract, new one-year membership contracts will automatically renewed and be charged for another 12 months, subject to the same terms and conditions at the end of the membership term, unless the required 30 day written notice is given prior to your 12 month contract end date.
Membership of DBFY is based on sector exclusivity, endeavouring they provide members with a wide network of contacts without the risk of conflicts of interest arising between members.  If you feel that, there is a conflict between your own business interests and those of another member please bring this to the attention of the Committee.
DBFY reserves the right at all times, and in its absolute discretion, to determine the number of Members in DBFY Network and may accept or reject applications for membership, as it feels fit.
Members of Doing Biz For Yourself (DBFY) Network will be invited to attend events organised by DBFY network.
Details of such events will be uploaded on the Website and Facebook group.  Confirmation is essential but would be appreciated out of courtesy so allow for providing suitable provisions.
Your attendance at each meeting is vital to develop more business for you and for your colleagues in your group, along with regular interactions available through the groups.
Members shall not hold DBFY responsible or liable in any way whatsoever for the cancellation for whatever reason of an Event.
Members must use their best endeavours to bring guests to meetings throughout their membership.
No refunds can be given if you are unable to make a scheduled meeting.
Only one person can be assigned to a membership.  Attendance at a meeting as a member cannot be substituted by another person, whether from the same organisation or not.

Coaching Membership

DBFY will seek to enable the member to set and achieve goals that will help to bring about desired outcomes for the member.
The member has sole responsibility for any decisions they may make following coaching with DBFY.  DBFY accepts no liability for the member’s actions. DBFY has no liability for any loss incurred by any member, whether financial or otherwise, following commencement of coaching sessions, or for any perceived failure by the member, whether justified or otherwise, to achieve a material improvement in quality of life or to achieve their desired outcomes or goals.
If the member needs to rearrange a coaching session, they should provide at least 48 hours’ notice. No refunds will be given to members for unused coaching sessions unless 48 hours’ notice has been given.
In exceptional circumstances, DBFY may need to rearrange a coaching session; in these circumstances, DBFY will use reasonable endeavours to provide a mutually satisfactory alternative appointment the member.

Online Forums

When you join DBFY, you get immediate access to our online Exclusive Only Facebook group for online networking and support.
If you are struggling and need help in any area of your business one of the DBFY Members in this group will usually be able to help or connect you with someone, it’s a priceless benefit of support, friendship and sometimes, a shoulder to lean on when you most need it!

This is a safe space for you to ask for the help you need without shame, or fear of judgement. Trust you’ll get the answers you need from other's in business.

The DBFY Forum area is a public system and as such DBFY takes no responsibility for the views expressed in messages posted to any discussion. Any views expressed are those of individuals, and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of DBFY.

DBFY does not verify, confirm or accept any responsibility for any of the information, advice or material provided on the DBFY Forums. If you use any of the information, advice or material posted on these forums, you do so solely at your own risk.

DBFY accepts no obligation to monitor the use of the forums but reserves the right to remove without notice any material posted to any discussion which DBFY deems to be offensive or in any way wholly inappropriate to the nature of the discussion. If you wish to complain about material on the forums, please contact doingbizforyourself@gmail.com.

Members agree not to:

  • post any material which infringes third party intellectual property rights;
  • post any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive or otherwise objectionable on the Discussion Forum;
  • use the Discussion Forum for any commercial purpose or to operate surveys, contests or chain letters;
  • use the Discussion Forum to make complaints against individuals and/or organisations.

Online Forums

When you join DBFY, you get immediate access to our online Exclusive Only Facebook group for online networking and support.
If you are struggling and need help in any area of your business one of the DBFY Members in this group will usually be able to help or connect you with someone, it’s a priceless benefit of support, friendship and sometimes, a shoulder to lean on when you most need it!

This is a safe space for you to ask for the help you need without shame, or fear of judgement. Trust you’ll get the answers you need from other's in business.

The DBFY Forum area is a public system and as such DBFY takes no responsibility for the views expressed in messages posted to any discussion. Any views expressed are those of individuals, and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of DBFY.

DBFY does not verify, confirm or accept any responsibility for any of the information, advice or material provided on the DBFY Forums. If you use any of the information, advice or material posted on these forums, you do so solely at your own risk.

DBFY accepts no obligation to monitor the use of the forums but reserves the right to remove without notice any material posted to any discussion which DBFY deems to be offensive or in any way wholly inappropriate to the nature of the discussion. If you wish to complain about material on the forums, please contact doingbizforyourself@gmail.com.

Members agree not to:

  • post any material which infringes third party intellectual property rights;
  • post any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive or otherwise objectionable on the Discussion Forum;
  • use the Discussion Forum for any commercial purpose or to operate surveys, contests or chain letters;
  • use the Discussion Forum to make complaints against individuals and/or organisations.

Members Area

Members can create their own personal login and password details to enter the DBFY Members area of the Website. Within this Members only area, Members will have access to a directory of Members but the use of data from the directory for commercial purposes of any sort is not permitted.

Members will be asked to fill in personal details such as name, e-mail address, membership type (individual or corporate), services they offer, phone number, website details and whether or not they are willing to offer other Members a discount or other special offers on their services.

Any Member wishing to change, add or delete any information on themselves held on the Members only sections of the Website are able to do so by logging in and amending the details. If you are unable to login or access this area or you forget your login or password, you can contact the website administrator by emailing doingbizforyourself@gmail.com

Information held on the DBFY Members Area pages is subject to the DBFY Privacy Policy.

Members are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their membership login details and passwords, and for all activities that occur under their membership, login details and passwords, whether by themselves or anyone else using their login details and passwords. Members must ensure that they have any permissions or consents required to include material or links in the Members business directory.

Fees and Payments

Membership is on a rolling 12 month contract. Membership is to be paid monthly by Credit or Debit by Direct Debit (Stripe) subscription unless otherwise arranged in writing. Stripe is an automated monthly deduction from credit or debit accounts.  Late payment / default payment charges of 20% are chargeable after the first missed payment.

Cheques and bank transfers incur a £20 inc VAT administration fee.

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), Stripe 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 update your Stripe account ahead of us trying to take this next payment. Failure to pay membership on time may result in termination of membership & refusal to events.

Membership days cannot be "sold" or transferred to another.  One day of membership equals one calendar day.  There is no facility for pausing a membership

Membership fees are revised annually.

Non Solicitations

Members, their affiliates, subsidiaries and representatives will not, during the term of their membership, and for one year after termination of membership directly or indirectly, solicit other members or retain information provided by DBFY without the prior written consent of DBFY, which consent may not be unreasonably withheld.

Non Competition

Other than with the express written consent of DBFY, which consent may not be unreasonably withheld, members will not be directly or indirectly involved with a business, which is in direct competition with the business lines of DBFY.

Terminating Membership

Membership is renewed annually. The membership will automatically be renewed and payment will be taken from the Members registered bank card.

To cease membership the Member must give notice of intent to terminate the Membership in writing to vaservices@theofficehelp.co.uk, a minimum of 30 days prior to the renewal date, no refunds will be given.

Once Termination request has been received members we will acknowledge your cancellation by return email. If you do not receive this email and cannot provide it to us on request your cancellation will not be valid.

DBFY reserves the right to expel Members or to prevent any Member from participating in any Event or from renewing membership if the Member puts the organisation into disrepute or if a Member continuously fails to attend events which they have signed up to or if the Member is misusing the membership forum or the discussion forum (for example, using the discussion forum to send chain letters).

Variations of Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions may be revised from time to time. If they are revised DBFY will notify you via the website, Facebook or via email. It will be your responsibility to keep up-to date with all such changes and your membership renewal and continued use of the Website and Facebook groups shall be deemed acceptance of any changes to these terms and conditions.

Data Protection and Intellectual Property

Members acknowledge that any and all of the intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to trade marks and trading names, whether or not registered, copyrights, registered and unregistered design rights, patents, know how and all confidential information) owned by DBFY shall at all times remain the sole property of DBFY.  Members are not permitted to use any of the intellectual property rights owned by DBFY without the prior written consent of DBFY, which may contain restrictions and limitations.

DBFY has no obligation, duty or liability to any DBFY Members in contract, tort or otherwise, for any services or goods provided by any Member of DBFY.

DBFY does not give any warranties as to the suitability of DBFY Members to undertake any services they may provide as a result of being a Member of DBFY, nor does it warrant as to the level of skill and care taken by a Member when providing such services.

We will respect the privacy of your data which you supply to us in accordance with our Privacy Policy and forms part of these terms and conditions, and in accordance with the GDPR 2018 and any other applicable data protection legislation. You agree that it is your responsibility to keep your data accurate and up to date and to send us new or revised data where appropriate. You further agree that we may use your data as set out in our Privacy Policy.

It is your responsibility to keep your password/membership number and log-in details confidential and use the security devices offered. Our security measures depend on you complying with this obligation and we are not responsible for any breach of your privacy due to your failure either to keep your password/membership number secure or to use the other security devices correctly.

We will use your data to administer your membership and Events you attend. When you attend an Event your name may be included on a delegate list. Where you obtain information about other Members you must use this in accordance with the GDPR 2018.

Other Members may also use the personal data you make available in the Members  directory. Do not make any information public which you do not want other Members to see.

If you have a concern about how another Member is using your personal data, or if you think it is being used in breach of these terms, please contact us at doingbizforyourself@gmail.com.

You acknowledge that the internet is not a completely secure medium, and we therefore cannot be responsible for breaches of security arising out of intentional and/or unauthorised attempts to access the Site, for example, by computer hackers. In addition, we are not responsible for the use made of your personal data by other Members who access it through the Site.

DBFY does not give any implied or express warranties as to any goods provided by Members, as a result of being a DBFY Member.

This agreement is governed by English Law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.