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Subscription Membership Details and FAQ

Subscription Membership Option

Please Click Here to View the Frequently Asked Questions

After 5 years of maintaining the Forum as a completely free service, my escalating server bills, programming costs and recent legal fees have compelled me to begin charging a nominal fee to support the Forum. Here's my plan:

The Forum will REMAIN FREE to everyone to read and post reports. However, to view the photos, use the Private Messaging system, use the new Photo Gallery Viewer and to browse the Forum in the new banner-free Stealth Mode, I would ask that you buy a subscription. The price is only $19.95 for one year.

Viewing Members will continue to enjoy reading The Forum. Viewing Members may also continue to take advantage of the opportunity to receive an immediate FREE upgrade to Regular Membership. However, as the photo viewing has now become a subscription benefit, you will need to purchase a subscription to view the photos.

Regular Members will continue to enjoy reading and posting reports and otherwise participating in the Forum as before. However, Regular Members will need to purchase a subscription to continue using the Private Messaging system.

Senior Members, in recognition of their significant contributions to the Forum, will enjoy complementary access to all the same features as before.

Subscriptions may be purchased via Visa or MasterCard. Your credit card charge will be made in the name of "GT*isginternetsale18888890788" and thus it not indicate that it's for a Forum Membership.

To subscribe, please log in and then Click Here.

I have started a new thread to discuss this subject. As always, I look forward to your comments and suggestions.

Thanks,

Jackson


Frequently Asked Questions

Why are you charging for a subscription?

To pay for software, software upgrades, software programmers, domain name fees, bandwidth costs, server contracts, server administrator fees, server monitoring, firewall appliances, email accounts, administrative assistant to answer emails, and legal bills.


Do I need a subscription to read the Forum?

No. Visitors may read the Forum, and Regular Members may read and post reports in the Forum.

This chart illustrates the privileges of the various membership categories:

Membership Categories
FREE
FREE
FREE
FREE
$19.95
Guest/Logged Out
View Reports
Viewing Member
View Reports
Modify Profile
Edit Username
Regular Member
View Reports
Modify Profile
Edit Username
Post Reports
Upload Photos
Vote in Surveys
Senior Member
View Reports
Modify Profile
Edit Username
Post Reports
Upload Photos
Vote in Surveys
Search Forum
View Photos
Private Messaging
Subscriber
View Reports
Modify Profile
Edit Username
Post Reports
Upload Photos
Vote in Surveys
Search Forum
View Photos
Private Messaging
Photo Gallery
Stealth Mode


The Private Messaging is an internal system for sending email-type messages to and from other Forum Members.

The Photo Gallery is a thumbnail viewer of all the Forum's photographs that may be sorted by date, poster or area.

Please Click Here to view a sample of the Photo Gallery.

The Stealth Mode is a banner-free version of the Forum that is specifically designed to be used in public locations such as an office or an Internet cafe where you may not be comfortable with others possibly viewing the InternationalSexGuide header or The Forum's banners.


What does a Membership Subscription cost?

A one year Membership Subscription is only $19.95. ($1.66 per month)

Please Click Here to buy a subscription


What are the advantages of having a subscription?

In addition to the benefits of your Regular or Senior membership, having a subscription will enable you to view the photos, use the Private Messaging system, use the Photo Gallery viewer, and view the Forum in Stealth Mode.


How can I pay for a membership subscription?

Currently the Forum is using a standard credit card merchant account to process payments for Membership Subscriptions. You may purchase your subscription through our shopping cart software with your Visa or MasterCard credit card.

Visa Mastercard
You may also purchase your Forum Subscription via US Mail using cash (Dollars or Euros). It's easy, fast and completely anonymous. Just visit the Subscription link below to purchase your subscription by mail.

Please Click Here to buy a subscription

PLEASE NOTE that we CAN NOT accept payments by PayPal. Sooner or later, PayPal will freeze our account.


Do I need to use my forum email address when purchasing my subscription?

No, but it's helpful. Your Forum email address is how we ensure that we activate a subscription for the correct membership account.


Is my online transaction secure?

YES. The shopping cart service uses a secure connection to process your credit card transaction.


Can I purchase my subscription in other currencies?

YES. Your credit card issuer will convert your subscription's dollar price to your home currency when they apply the charge to your credit card.


Do you offer other payment options?

I anticipate that I will add an option to pay with CCBill in the near future.

PLEASE NOTE that we CAN NOT accept payments by PayPal. Sooner or later, PayPal will freeze our account.


Can I purchase my subscription by mail?

You may also purchase your Forum Subscription via US Mail using cash (Dollars or Euros). It's easy, fast and completely anonymous. Just visit the Subscription link below for easy directions to purchase your subscription by mail.

Please Click Here for information on how to buy a subscription by mail


Is this subscription reoccurring?

No, your subscription is NOT reoccurring. In other words, your subscription will automatically expire at the end of your subscription period unless you specifically log onto the forum and use your credit card to specifically renew your subscription.


How will I know that my subscription is about to expire?

You may use the User CP to view the current status of your subscription at any time. In addition, the Forum software will send you an email prior to the expiration date of your subscription.


What if I want to cancel my subscription?

There is no function for canceling a subscription. However, subscriptions must be renewed, so all you need to do is simply elect not renew your subscription at the end of your current subscription period.


What name will appear on my credit card statement?

Your credit card statement will show a charge in the name of "GT*isginternetsale18888890788". Any internet search for this name will not show any indication that you have bought a subscription to this forum.


Why is my subscription being billed to this other corporate name?

This is a corporation with a name that sounds like a charity. The Corporation does charitable work, but it's not a registered charity as defined by the IRS. I chose to use this corporation as the vehicle for processing the Forum's subscriptions because the charges will appear as "GT*isginternetsale18888890788" which is more easily explained as a regular payment to anyone who might read your credit card statement.


Can my identity be traced through my subscription?

No. There is no connection between your payment to "GT*isginternetsale18888890788" and your ISG Forum Username. In addition, the ISG Forum's server is located in Canada, safely outside the reach of the USA legal system.


If I purchase a subscription, will I lose my current membership status?

Purchasing a membership subscription will not change your Regular or Senior Member status. However, it will give you access to the additional features of having a subscription such as access to the photos, the Private Messaging system, the Photo Gallery viewer, and the Stealth Mode view.


If I purchase a subscription can I send Private Messages to other Forum Members?

YES. You can send Private Messages to other subscribers and to Senior Members.

NO. You cannot send Private Messages to unsubscribed members.


Does purchasing a subscription also include a subscription to your other websites?

At the current time the USASexGuide.Info and ArgentinaPrivate.com websites do not have a subscription option. However, should I decide to offer a subscription membership option in the other websites in the future, it will be as a separate subscription from the InternationalSexGuide.Info.


I just purchased a subscription and I can't view the photographs?

If you recently purchased a Membership Subscription and you are unable to view the photographs, then you probably are still a Viewing Member, and you need to upgrade to Regular Member.

Upgrading to Regular Member is FREE, fast, easy, and automatic.

To upgrade to Regular Member:

   - Go to the Forum at http://www.internationalsexguide.info
   - Log into the Forum using your username and password.
   - In the top menu bar, select the "User CP" link.
   - In the left side menu, select the "Immediate Upgrade to Regular Member" link.
   - Follow the instructions to upgrade your membership.

Your Regular Member upgrade will be effective immediately upon completing the upgrade procedure. The Forum will also send you an email with your Membership Profile information for your records.

Upon upgrading your membership to Regular Member, you will be able to:

   - Post reports.
   - Participate in Forum surveys.
   - Upload Photographs.

As a Regular Member with a Subscription, you will also be able to:

   - View the photographs.
   - Use the Photo Gallery Viewer.
   - Use the Private Message system to contact other Forum Members.
   - View the Forum in Banner-Free Stealth Mode.


If you upgrade to Regular Member and you still cannot view the photographs, then please use the Contact Us form to send me a message, and I will endeavor to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.


How do I activate the Subscription features?

The features that are available only to Subscribers are:

   - View the Forum's photographs.
   - Use the Photo Gallery Viewer.
   - Use the Private Message system.
   - View the Forum in the Banner-Free Stealth Mode.

There is no special code you need to enter to activate the Subscription features.

The Subscription features are automatically activated when we activate your Subscription.

To use the Subscription Features:

   - Login to the Forum using your Username and Password.
   - The link to the Photo Gallery Viewer will be visible in the top menu bar.
   - The Private Message system will be activated.
   - The option to select the Banner-Free Stealth Mode will be visible in the lower left corner of the Forum.


What if I accidentally submit two credit card charges?

Please use the Contact Us form to send me a message explaining the situation. Please be sure to include the Transaction ID's from both charges, and/or the email address you entered when making the charges.

I will look up your charges and refund the second one. You will receive an email from our credit card processor notifying you that the second charge has been refunded.


Revised 12-10-10


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