Triangle Women in Business LLC Membership Terms & Conditions
APRIL 1 2019
This Terms and Conditions of membership is a legal Agreement between you (“You/Your”), and Triangle Women in Business LLC (TWIB), a fully owned professional trade association which sets forth the terms and conditions of membership. You understand that the rights of membership, including the right to identify membership, begin only when you have been notified that your application for membership has been accepted, and only for as long as you are an active member of TWIB.
Membership Qualifications, Dues & Fees:
TWIB is a female focused organization and membership is open to individuals who own and/or operate a small business in the Triangle area of North Carolina. This area consists of Wake, Durham, Chatham, Orange, Johnston, Franklin, and Graham counties. Current membership specific information, benefits, and annual dues/fees can be found in the Membership section of TWIB website (https://www.trianglewomeninbusiness.com/member-benefits) and may be updated at any time by Triangle Women in Business.
General Ethics: TWIB is a professional organization and we take Ethics very seriously. Your membership in TWIB may include benefits that help facilitate introductions/interactions to other TWIB members, and a license to use the TWIB name and logo as described herein.
In the event TWIB receives any complaints from other TWIB members or non-members regarding Your conduct, actions, communications and/or activities related to TWIB or Your business in any way; such complaint(s) may result in immediate termination of this Agreement, by TWIB in its sole discretion.
Members agree to the Code of Conduct.
Membership Term & Termination:
This agreement is applicable for the term of Your membership. This shall be the term beginning after you have been notified that your application for membership has been accepted by TWIB and ending on termination, expiration or cancellation of Your membership in TWIB or any earlier termination of this Agreement by TWIB (“Term”). Unless terminated as provided herein, this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect, renewing annually, at the beginning of each fiscal year of TWIB’s acceptance of Your application for membership. You shall be obligated to pay dues, assessments, or fees which accrued prior to the effective date of termination, expiration or cancellation. This Agreement shall be suspended upon the suspension of Your TWIB membership.
TWIB shall have the right, in its complete and sole discretion, to terminate the Agreement if You fail to comply with the terms and conditions of the Agreement and as such, breach this Agreement. TWIB shall not be responsible for a refund of any fees and charges paid by the member prior to termination of this Agreement.
TWIB shall have the right, in its complete and sole discretion, to terminate the Agreement for convenience five days after provision of written notice, provided however, in the event of an exercise of this right, TWIB shall refund any annual dues previously paid by the member at a prorated rate based upon the termination date of this Agreement.
You may terminate this Agreement at any time. TWIB shall not be responsible for a refund of any fees and charges paid by the member prior to termination of this Agreement.
Terms of membership will renew at the beginning of a new year. TWIB will invoice existing members at the start of each new year. If You decide to terminate Your membership in TWIB after the invoice is paid, TWIB will not refund any dues or fees paid.
Payment of Dues/Fees:
You shall pay dues, fees and other assessments applicable to Your level of membership, as established from time to time by TWIB. TWIB may establish reasonable additional fees or charges for participation in meetings, classes, other events, or for other benefits of membership. You shall bear Your own costs and expenses for participation in TWIB, such as travel, employee compensation, and incidental expenses related to attending TWIB events.
After You submit an application and that application is approved, an invoice will be sent to the email address You provided. That invoice must be paid within 10 days. If an invoice is not paid within 10 days, the offer of Membership may be rescinded or a late fee of 20% may be assessed.
Your Use of TWIB Name and Logo:
By using the Name and/or Logo, You are taking an affirmative action to signify that You are entering into a legal Agreement and affirmatively agree to be bound by the terms of the Agreement as set forth below including those additional terms and conditions as may be stipulated in any referenced or accompanying documentation. If You do not agree to be bound by the terms of the Agreement as set forth below, do not obtain or use the Name and/or Logo. The name and/or logo may be obtained directly from TWIB staff in the form of a graphic file contained on computer media or by downloading, copying or any other electronic retrieval method the Name and/or Logo from TWIB website.
License to Identify Membership:
During the Term of this Agreement, TWIB grants You a nonexclusive, non-assignable and non-transferable limited license to use TWIB Name and Logo only as stated below in the following printed media whether as printed or “online” materials and electronic broadcast media: websites, social media, newspapers, periodicals, billboards, posters, direct mail, flyers, yellow pages or other directory advertising, telephone, television or radio spots, business cards, stationary, invoices, facsimile cover sheets and other standard business documents for the limited purpose of conveying notice of Your membership in TWIB. You agree that TWIB Name and Logo may not be otherwise used, copied, reproduced or altered in any manner. Nothing in this Agreement, or in Your use of TWIB Name and Logo, will give You any right whatsoever in TWIB Name and Logo, or in any similar marks, beyond the right granted in this Agreement.
Upon any termination, expiration, cancellation or suspension of Your membership or the Term of this Agreement, You shall discontinue all use of the Name and/or Logo immediately. Furthermore, TWIB has an absolute right to terminate, cancel, suspend or withdraw Your license to use the TWIB name and/or logo at any time.
The Name and Logo may not be used in any way as to represent approval by TWIB of the content of media without prior written permission of TWIB. A copy of any proposed media must accompany all requests for permission and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Name and Logo may not be used in any way as to represent an endorsement or certification by TWIB of any product or service offered by You. Nothing in this Agreement or in Your use of the Name and/or Logo shall confer any endorsement or approval of Your products or services or of You.
The Name and/or Logo are the property of TWIB and may only be used by a member of TWIB during that member’s period of membership and must be relinquished or removed if You are no longer a member of TWIB.
The Name and/or Logo must always be a component of or accompanied by the words “Triangle Women in Business Member” or "Triangle Women in Business Board Member" if you are a member of the TWIB Board .
You may display the Name and/or Logo anywhere on Your website at Your primary internet domain name. Your online use of the Name and/or Logo will be linked, at a minimum from the most prominent reference to the Name and/or Logo on the respective page, to TWIB website at or (or such other address as shall be established).
The Name and/or Logo are protected by trademark and copyright laws and international trademark and copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties and contain intellectual property exclusive to TWIB. All right, interest, title to, and ownership and intellectual property rights in, the Name and/or Logo and all copies remain with TWIB.
You are expressly prohibited from utilizing the Name and/or Logo for any purpose not permitted in this agreement, including copying the Name and/ or Logo, other than to make a single copy of the name and/or Logo in machine-readable format for back-up or archival purposes. You are permitted to make such copies for Your internal use only. You may not modify the Name and/or Logo or create derivative works based upon the Name and/or Logo or any part of the Name and/or Logo.
You may not distribute copies of the Name and/or Logo to third parties. You must comply with all applicable laws regarding the use of the Name and/or Logo. TWIB reserves all rights not expressly granted.
Limitation of Liability:
You agree that You will not sue TWIB for injunctive relief or for any damages on any matter concerning the subject matter of this Agreement. In no event shall TWIB be liable to You or any other for any damages of any type as a consequence of Your actions pursuant to this Agreement, whether such actions are authorized or unauthorized pursuant to the terms of this Agreement.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL TWIB OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE TO MEMBER FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, all other provisions shall remain valid, unless such validity would frustrate the purpose of this Agreement, and this Agreement shall be enforced to the full extent allowable under applicable law and a substitute, valid, and enforceable provision most nearly reflecting the original intent shall be developed in place of the invalid provision. No modification to this Agreement is binding, unless in writing.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed under, and the legal relations among the parties hereto shall be determined in accordance with, the laws of the State of North Carolina, excluding conflict-of-law principles that would cause the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction.
This Agreement is the entire Agreement between You and TWIB relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous oral or written communications, proposals, and representations with respect to its subject matter except for the Bylaws which are themselves integrated into this Agreement.
TWIB reserves the right to change this Agreement and/or its terms at any time and may eliminate the license granted herein with respect to You individually or all members collectively at any time. Any change to this Agreement and/or its terms shall be effective as of the date of posting to the website of TWIB or actual notice to You, whichever is earlier.
Any questions regarding your application, membership, or this Agreement should be provided directly to TWIB via the Contact page.