Terms & Conditions
BCRG Business Chamber Referral Group reserves the right to refuse businesses from joining.
In the interests of all members in the BCRG network, all members that join BCRG have to show a level of commitment. The guidelines in regards to this level of commitment are in relation to generating referrals throughout the group and supporting their own BCRG group and members through way of social media and marketing.
If it is deemed that a member is not acting in the best interest of their group or acting unethically, the group’s leadership team can act on this and the Directors of BCRG reserve the right to remove the member from the group and the system without further notice.
BCRG members cannot be members of other referral based groups as this would be a conflict of interest, but their businesses can be in other groups through alternate representation. As a member of BCRG it will be deemed a conflict of interest to poach for other organisations through that membership group. This includes the BCRG member attending other referral groups on a regular bases. By joining a BCRG group, you are committing to exclusivity of that group being the only Referral Group that you are a member of. This displays your level of commitment to the group, as expected in return from the group itself. The term Referral Group refers to any group where the passing of referrals or leads between its members.
BCRG members cannot be members of other referral based groups. All other group association’s should be disclosed before joining that may conflict our Ts & Cs. As a member I also agree if circumstances change, it must be presented prior to the group and to admin for approval via email.
We commit to provide a guarantee that all members will recoup their BCRG membership investment within a 12 month time frame. The level of commitment by its members required – To be proactive and refer members. No more than 4 absentees within a 12 month time frame. Provide Subs replacements when not attending meetings. Log all business activate through the BCRG app.
BCRG will refund the membership investment in full if the guarantee has not been met unless deemed that referrals were not being closed. Note that the 3 month exist notification period will not apply in this case and the business has to leave the group opening that category. Only one 12 month time frame refund will be granted to any one business.
There is no membership lock in contracts, but a 3 month exist notification period is require. Note that once a member has given notification that category is still taken by the business until the member is not a financial member. Visitors from that category can attend meetings in the 3 month time frame in regards to filling this position.
Our membership/App/Admin/Breakfast fees is currently $50 + GST per fortnight, All fee’s and payment can only be made by direct debit. If your membership dues fall more than 2 months in arrears, your position within the group will be reviewed and termination of the membership may apply. The above costs does not include any meal/drinks charges as they will vary from group to group. A member can request instant removal from the group, but will incur a $220 exit fee along with all outstanding invoice statements to date.
BCRG will remove any members from the group if found to be partaking in unprofessional, illegal, deceptive, or fraudulent behavior.
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