1. Interpretation
    1. "MEMBER" means the person or company who is named on the LPBNET Membership form and for whom, following acceptance by LPBNET, LPBNET has agreed to provide services to, in accordance with these terms.
    2. "MEMBERSHIP" means the period of time when a Member is contracted to LPBNET.
    3. "REGISTRATION FEE" means the one-off payment made by the Member to LPBNET to cover initial administration and membership costs.
    4. "MEMBERSHIP TERM" means the initial 12-month period from the date when Full Member signs the Application for Membership form and Pays the Membership Fees.
  2. Agreement to these Terms
    1. When applying for membership with LPBNET, the Member confirms that they have read and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
  3. Supply of the Specified Service
    1. LPBNET shall provide the Specified Service to the Member subject to these terms.
    2. LPBNET shall use its reasonable endeavors to provide the Specified Service within the advertised times.
    3. LPBNET may at any time without notifying the Member make any changes to the Specified Service which are necessary to comply with any safety or other statutory requirements and/or which do not materially affect the nature or quality of the Specified Service.
    4. Any other changes or additions to the Specified Service or to these Terms will be notified to the Member in writing by LPBNET in advance of those changes taking place.
  4. Contract Term and Payments
    1. Membership is for an initial Contract Term of 12 months from the date of signing the application form. A one-off Registration Fee is due on that date, followed by 12 x Monthly Payments by Standing Order and LPBNET will raise invoices to reflect the Payments due for the Contract Term.
    2. Following the expiry of the Contract Term, membership and payments will continue until either party terminates in accordance with these terms.
    3. All charges quoted to the Member for the provision of the Specified Service are exclusive of VAT, for which the Member is liable at the prevailing rate, and these must be paid without deduction or set-off.
    4. If overdue Payments are not received within 14 days of LPNET requesting them, debt collection proceedings may be commenced and any fees incurred charged to the Member.
  5. LPBNET Membership Levels and Fees
    1. Diamond Membership
      1. By Invitation Only.
    2. Corporate Membership
      1. Sales Turnover above $2M and more than 25 Full time Employees
      2. Fees : 5000 USD
    3. Associate Membership
      1. Sales turnover of $100K-$2M, and up to 25 full time employees
      2. Fees : 3000 USD
    4. Individual Membership
      1. Conditions apply
      2. Fees : 1000 USD
    5. Student Membership
      1. Must be a current student
      2. Fees : 300 USD
  6. Warranties and Liability
    1. LPBNET warrants to the Member that the Specified Service will be provided using reasonable care and skill as far as reasonably possible. Where LPBNET uses the service of any agent or third party (such as speakers at events) LPBNET does not give any warranty, guarantee or indemnity in that respect.
    2. LPBNET shall not be liable to the Member by reason of any representation (unless fraudulent or negligent) for any loss of profit or any indirect, special or consequential loss, damage costs, expenses or other claims (whether caused by the negligence of LPBNET or its agents or otherwise) which arise out of or in connection with the provision of the Specified Service and the entire liability of LPBNET under or in connection with the Specified Service shall not exceed twice the amount of LPBNET`s charges for the provision of the Specified Service, except as expressly provided in these Terms. This warranty is in lieu of all other terms, conditions and warranties, expressed or implied statutory or otherwise and any other liabilities whatsoever and howsoever arising.
    3. LPBNET shall not be liable to the Member or be deemed to be in breach of these Terms by reason of any delay in performing, or any failure to perform, any of LPBNET`s obligations in relation to the Specified Service, if the delay or failure is due to any cause beyond LPBNET`s reasonable control, and time shall not be of the essence.
  7. Termination of Membership
    1. Once Membership application form is signed and fees are paid, Membership cannot be terminated
    2. Members not wishing to automatically rejoin must give a 2-week written notice to LPBNET.
    3. Either party may at any time terminate the contract by immediate written notice if the other commits any material breach of these terms or goes into liquidation, becomes bankrupt, makes a voluntary arrangement with its creditors or has a receiver or administrator appointed.
    4. Upon termination of this contract for whatever reason all sums owed by the Member to LPBNET shall become due and payable by the Member with immediate effect.
  8. Insolvency of Member
    1. This clause applies in the following circumstances :
      1. The Member makes a voluntary arrangement with its creditors or (being an individual or firm) becomes bankrupt or (being a company) becomes subject to an administration order or goes into liquidation (otherwise than for the purposes of amalgamation or reconstruction); or
      2. An encumbrance takes possession, or a receiver is appointed, of any of the property or assets of the Members; or
      3. The Member ceases, or threatens to cease, to carry on business; or
      4. LPBNET reasonably believes that any of the above events is about to happen and notifies the Member accordingly.
    2. If this clause applies then, without limiting any other right or remedy available to LPBNET, LPBNET may cancel the Contract or suspend Membership, including access to its website and attendance at events and, if Payments are still due, they will become immediately payable notwithstanding any previous agreement or terms.
  9. General
    1. Notices to LPBNET are to be sent to the registered address. Notices to the Member will be sent to the address on the application form, unless LPBNET is otherwise informed in writing.
    2. No failure or delay by either party in exercising any of its rights under these terms shall be deemed to be a waiver of that right, and no waiver by either party of any breach of these terms by the other shall be considered as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision.
    3. Lebanese law shall apply to this agreement, and the parties agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the Lebanese courts.
    4. Membership of LPBNET is corporate. All employees and representatives can enjoy the Benefits of membership, including access to LPBNET`s website
    5. Membership allows all a Member`s personnel to access certain areas of LPBNET`s website. This access will continue whilst payments are up to date. Should payments lapse, access may be suspended. If a Member decides to cancel Membership, access will stop.
    6. LPBNET understands that email marketing is a useful tool, however, members are politely asked to keep email marketing to other members to a minimum and to include an 'opt-out' facility on every email. LPBNET reserves the right to suspend the Member’s access to the website in the event of complaints, and complaints would constitute a breach of these terms
    7. As a Member of LPBNET, the Member agrees to conduct themselves in a professional and business-like manner, treating other members with respect at all times. If LPBNET should receive a complaint about any Page 4 of 4 Member`s behavior, it reserves the right to suspend membership. Such complaints would constitute a breach of these terms and Membership fees will not be refunded.
    8. Membership of LPBNET is at the sole discretion of LPBNET and it reserves the right to refuse membership.

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