To ensure the best possible experience in G7, we have established some basic terms for all participants, including Members & Guests.
Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important conditions. If you have questions, contact G7 customer services. To preserve a climate that encourages both civil dialogue and fruitful business-sharing, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate membership in this community for anyone who violates these rules.
I. Usage & Scope
This agreement is between G7 Networking (“G7” or “G7 Networking”) and you (“User”), regarding your use of the G7 Website and Application (“Website”) and your participation in G7 activities, including local chapter meetings.
The G7 Website and right to G7 chapter participation are offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the G7 Website and participation in local chapter activities constitute your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.
G7 reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the G7 Website and chapter participation rights are offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the G7 Website.
Pathway to Membership
In a chapter’s early formation period, the President shall approve or deny any new membership applications for that chapter.
After the Board is fully formed, individuals interested in becoming a new Member or returning Member to any chapter must go through the following membership process:
- The User must submit their membership application online using the G7 app.
- As needed, G7 Admin shall review and forward the application to the local chapter board.
- The Board approves or denies the membership application.
Board officers must submit their votes within 24 hours of the vote being called; failure to timely vote forfeits that officer’s vote. A unanimous vote of all officers is required to accept the new Member into the group. Individual Board officers each have the right to submit a vote of approval, vote of denial, or recuse themselves from voting for any reason.
Board of Directors
Each G7 chapter shall be composed on the following officer roles:
- Event Director
- Membership Director
- Prayer Director
In a chapter’s early formation period, the President shall appoint Board officer roles to chapter members, with the individual agreement of that member. After the Board is fully formed, each officer role’s appointment shall be conducted by election through a majority of the members present and in good standing, and each role shall be up for re-election after one-year terms.
(The qualifications and duties of each Board role are explained in detail in G7 leadership trainings.)
User’s membership fees (including but not limited to initiation fee and membership dues) and taxes are set forth in the applicable Membership Application form, based on the membership type or frequency. User will pay all fees when due and is responsible for providing all necessary and accurate billing information to G7. If fees are paid by credit card or other electronic means, the User authorizes G7 to charge fees using Member’s preferred payment method.
The User agrees that its membership will automatically renew on an annual or monthly basis, depending on selected membership type and renewal date. User authorizes G7 to automatically charge User for the applicable fees on or after the renewal date, unless the membership has been cancelled or terminated in accordance with this agreement.
As determined by a Chapter’s own elected protocol, a chapter may assess additional fee(s) for meeting facilities and food / beverage requirements for participation in the chapter. Further, the recruiting Member is responsible for covering the fees incurred for any Guest they bring to chapter meetings.
G7 Networking membership benefits are available upon successful payment, providing immediate access to our business-class networking, lead-sharing, membership directory, events, and training. Therefore, paid membership is presumed used and not eligible for return or refund. G7 Networking maintains the discretionary right to issue or withhold refunds on a partial or complete basis, due to certain, unexpected, financial adversities, such as business closures or family emergencies.
Business Category Exclusivity
One of the essential purposes of each G7 chapter is the passing of business among members on a favorable basis. To preserve and fulfill this purpose, G7 chapter membership operates on an exclusive-category (profession) basis, which permits only one business or professional classification to be represented in a chapter at any given time.
Chapter members and leadership are responsible for honoring category (profession) exclusivity and making fair judgments on such matters, both in their recruiting and business dealings within the G7 network. G7 Networking maintains the index of all Business Categories used in G7.
Conflicts between Members—including business competition and business category conflicts —should be settled between the involved members whenever possible. If this cannot be done, a formal complaint should be made in writing and given to the Chapter Board. It is their responsibility to investigate the complaint and follow‐up with all parties.
The chapter Board has binding authority to resolve the matter on behalf of the involved Members, while G7 managerial leadership maintain the right to make rulings in chapter conflicts.
Members are expected to regularly attend the monthly meetings. If a Member is absent more than once (1) time within a calendar quarter or is two (2) months in arrears of payment of their fees, their membership may be terminated by a majority vote of the Board. If a Member is terminated, they will have the opportunity to re‐apply for membership. All applicable fees for a new application will apply.
When a Member plans on missing a meeting, they are encouraged (but not required) to send another individual in their place.
- The substitute should represent the Member and be prepared to present the Member’s “Group” (basic introduction) and “Get” (business commercial) portions of the meeting.
- The substitute may also give their own business commercial if there is no classification conflict with existing Members.
- The substitute’s attendance counts for the Member, and there is no additional fee for substitute’s attendance.
Leave of Absence
In the event that a Member needs time away from the meeting due to hardship or exigent circumstances they may request one 90-day leave of absence (LOA) in writing from the Board. During the 90-day LOA, any facilities / meal costs will be waived.
After the LOA has expired, the Member is expected to resume their obligations, including meeting participation and any chapter leadership responsibilities. If they do not attend, both their business category and leadership role will become open to other candidates, and all fees, including meals, will continue to be assessed until the Member submits their written resignation to the board and the waiting period is satisfied.
For maintaining solid chapter membership, Chapters Members will be encouraged to invite guests to attend meetings for the purpose of chapter recruitment. An individual attending as a Guest is limited to one visit. Subsequent meeting attendance requires paid membership and is not permitted until membership confirmation, to be monitored and enforced by the chapter Board.
Guests that are substituting for a current paid member are still welcome to one visit since they have not attended representing themselves.
To honor category exclusivity, Members will refrain from inviting guests that are in a similar business or profession to existing chapter members. It is the responsibility of the recruiting Member to contact the current Member in that similar category and resolve any potential category-related conflicts prior to the guest’s invitation or participation in chapter meetings. If a Member intentionally invites a competing guest, the matter may be referred to the Chapter Board and District Manager for action to be taken, up to and including Member termination.
Links to Third Party Sites
The G7 Website may contain links to other Websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of G7, and G7 is not responsible for the content of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site.
G7 is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. G7 is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by G7 of the site or any association with its operators.
No Unlawful or Prohibited Use
As a condition of your use of the G7 Website, you warrant to G7 that you will not use the G7 Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the G7 Website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the G7 Website or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the G7 Website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the G7 Websites.
G7 Networking wishes to provide environments where Christians can come together to do business. However, spamming of our database via non-solicited emails, automated phone calls and/or other non-solicited marketing is prohibited and violates the Federal Trade Commission ACT 16 CFR Part 316.
Use of Communication Services
The G7 Website may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:
- Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
- Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
- Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
- Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.
- Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
- Download any file posted by another User of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
- Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
- Restrict or inhibit any other User from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
- Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
- Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
- Violate any applicable laws or regulations.
G7 has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, G7 reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. G7 reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
G7 reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in G7’s sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. G7 does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, G7 specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized G7 spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of AFB.
Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you upload or download the materials.
Materials Provided to G7 or Posted at any G7 Website
G7 does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to G7 (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any G7 Website or its associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting G7, its affiliated companies and necessary sub-licensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. G7 is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in AFB's sole discretion.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.
The information, software, products, and services included in or available through the G7 Website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. G7 and/or its suppliers may make improvements and/or changes in the G7 Website at any time. Advice received via the G7 Website should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal or financial decisions and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation.
G7 and/or its suppliers make no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, and accuracy of the information, software, products, services and related graphics contained on the G7 Website for any purpose. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, all such information, software, products, services and related graphics are provided "As is" without warranty or condition of any kind. G7 and/or its suppliers hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, software, products, services and related graphics, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.
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G7 reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the G7 Website and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota, U.S.A. and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Hennepin County, Minnesota, U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the G7 Website. Use of the G7 Website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and G7 as a result of this agreement or use of the G7 Website. AFB's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of AFB's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the G7 Website or information provided to or gathered by G7 with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.
Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the User and G7 with respect to the G7 Website and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the User and G7 with respect to the G7 Website. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be drawn up in English.
Copyright and Trademark Notices
All contents of the G7 Website are: © Copyrights 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved.
The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
The example companies, organizations, products, people and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organization, product, person, or event is intended or should be inferred.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
Notices and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement
Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement under United States copyright law should be sent to Service Provider's Designated Agent. ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE WILL RECEIVE NO RESPONSE. See Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.