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You will be able to find your expiration date on the "Welcome" landing page after you login to your profile with your username and password. Scroll to the "Reminders" section where you will see your expiration date. Return to Top
I don’t get any announcements from GNI through their Contact Center. Why is that? Isn’t GNI interested in including me on important messages and announcements? Did they cancel my membership without telling me?
GNI very much wants to keep in contact with you throughout the year. We send occasional announcements to our membership regarding their membership renewals, Gathering announcements, NAC (Naturist Action Committee) alerts, GNI Board elections, and other activities that GNI has planned throughout the year. The reason why you may not be receiving our messages may be for a variety of reasons:
Opting out of mass emails
While we strongly encourage you to NOT opt out of our group mailing list, you are free to do so at your discretion. This is fair warning: if you opt out of our group email list, GNI will not make any additional efforts to keep in contact with you either by email, phone, or mail through the USPS. If you miss important announcements or opportunities that are provided to other members who receive our communications, we will not be obligated to offer you missed opportunities nor will we extend any deadlines for special offers, discounts, etc. to anyone that has opted out of our group email list. Please exercise great caution and understand the consequences before you decide to exercise this option. Return to Top
When you become a member or register for one of our events, you are given an opportunity to choose your Username and Password. Please keep this information in a safe place. If you can't access the Member Directory, you can reset your password using the link provided on the login screen. Return to Top
Members can hide or unhide their profile in the Member Directory anytime they wish. It’s easy to do and can be done anytime. Here are the steps:
Your profile is now unhidden and can be viewed by you and other members in search requests. Return to Top
Your personal photo gallery pics will now appear in the Member Directory under your listing for others to view.
If you discover that you’ve submitted incorrect information on your application (which can happen since we’re all human), simply email the GNI Business Office to let us know what information should be corrected. We’ll make every effort to correct your information as soon as possible. You will also be able to log in to your online profile and make corrections yourself with most of the fields in your profile, so there is no reason to panic if information needs to be corrected. If you find that some of the fields are un-editable, just email the Business Office with your corrections and we’ll make the changes for you. Return to Top
The Business Office prefers that you use the automated online assistance tool. Any member who has a valid email address on file with GNI can visit our website, click on the “Reset Password” link, enter your email address and submit your request. Within a few minutes, you should receive an email allowing you to reset your password. You are also welcome to email the GNI Business Office, but if you do so, you may not receive an immediate response. In lieu of waiting for the office to respond to your request, we recommend that you use the online assistance tool. Note: be sure to use the email address on file with GNI. If you use an alternate email, the system will not find your profile or send you a link to reset your password. Return to Top
Sometimes mistakes happen. You don’t want an email from us so instead of deleting the email from your inbox, you click on “Unsubscribe” found at the bottom of every email that we send through GNI’s Contact Center. (It’s Federal Law that an unsubscribe link be included in all mass emails). Or, you forwarded one of our emails to a friend of yours who clicked on the unsubscribe link, thinking that he was subscribed to GNI’s email, but inadvertently unsubscribed *you* instead. Now you want to opt back in to the Contact Center and receive email from GNI. Here are the steps to resubscribe yourself.
You have now resubscribed yourself to GNI’s Contact Center. Return to Top
Yes, you can, but it makes communicating with you very difficult. We must use the technology provided in order for us to most effectively communicate with you. If you do not have a computer or an email address that we can use to contact you, GNI does not have any way to use our electronic communication tools to keep you informed. Thus, you will not receive any contact from GNI. Return to Top
There are a number of free email services (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, Live!) that we would suggest you investigate. In order to have a membership, we highly encourage you to use a valid email address that will accept mail from the gaynaturists.org domain. Return to Top
Absolutely, yes! Each member of GNI has his own individual profile in the Member Directory. Each profile is unique to the member’s name, not to the email address that is used. When a couple’s profile is created, both members will be notified of their Username and Password log-in information. The information will be sent to the same email address, though. If either of your forget your Password, you will not be able to reset a password if the two of you are sharing an email address. This is a change made by the programmers for security reasons. You can contact the GNI Business Office if you need assistance with resetting a password. Return to Top
He won't. If your partner does not have an email address, GNI will need to rely on you to communicate important announcements to him. We will set his profile up with your email address. Return to Top
We won't. If you cancel your email account, GNI will not contact you through electronic means any longer. We will not attempt to contact you through any other means. Return to Top
No worries. If you’ve lost your membership card or are in need of a replacement, simply log back in to the Member Directory and reprint your card from your personal profile. Your membership card will stay in your profile at all times. Return to Top
Any time your profile is updated, you can immediately print a new membership card. Return to Top
Yes! Membership cards are updated in real-time and are available immediately after a profile has been created by the Business Office. Return to Top
The Board of Directors of GNI are concerned about members’ privacy. With the ability to post a membership directory online, we want to be sure that your personal information is not harvested by others for personal or commercial use. In order to keep your contact information secure, the address and zip / postal codes of our members are not viewable by other members. Furthermore, all phone numbers and birth dates are also hidden from view. Return to Top
At the time you apply for, or renew, your membership, you are given the option to have your profile listed in the Member Directory or hidden from everyone’s view. If you want to verify your request, just login to the Member Directory and conduct a Directory search. Return to Top
No, please do not delete any of the information in your profile. Most of the fields in your profile are hidden from public view anyway, so if you delete any records, you are removing it from use by the Business Office. Removing basic contact information may jeopardize your membership. Return to Top
Yes. Maximum file size is 5 MB for profile photos but we recommend using a smaller file-sized photo to speed up loading times. We accept JPG, GIF, and PNG file types. Return to Top
Sorry – the software that runs our Member Directory allows for only one profile photo. You can change your photo at anytime by uploading a photo yourself. Return to Top
Log in to the Member Directory with your Username and Password. Once you are logged in, click on the Member Directory sublink in the main navigation under "Membership" and you will be presented with some search features of first and last name, city, state / province, and country. You can also click on the "View All Records" link found next to the "Reset Form" button at the bottom of the screen. Return to Top
Yes – the listing of Clubs is available for all members and the general public to view. You do not have to be a member of GNI to access the club listing. If you are looking for a particular club, you may use the search feature to narrow your search parameters. Return to Top
Sure, you can notify the GNI Business Office of any change in your profile information and we’ll make the changes for you or you can log in to your personal profile and edit most of the fields yourself. Due to the number of members who would delete their contact information, any change to your address needs to be submitted to the Business Office and we will update that for you. Members are no longer able to edit or remove their mailing address from the Member Directory. Return to Top
I received an announcement from the Board or Staff. The message went to an old email account I don’t use. How do I update my email address so announcements can be sent to my correct and current email address?
If you are a current member and have your Username and Password, log in to the Member Directory and change your email address to one that you would like to use through the “Profile” link. If you do not have your Username and Password, the online assistance tool will not be able to assist you since your information will be sent to the email address that you are not using any more. Send an email to the GNI Business Office and we’ll either make the changes for you or provide you with your access information so you can change the information yourself. If your membership has lapsed and would like to update your email address, send an email to the GNI Business Office and we will update your profile for you. Return to Top
The Business Office exports member contact information from the Member Directory and occasionally creates mailing labels, mail merges, etc. The Post Office requests that we use standardized mailing addresses with USPS approved abbreviations; thus, we may make some edits to your mailing information to ensure it complies with USPS standards. We will standardize telephone number formats for domestic (US) numbers and we will also correct any misspelled words, punctuation, run-on sentences, etc., in your Comments so it’s easier for our members to read. Return to Top
Contact the GNI Business Office and let us know of your wishes. Upon receipt of an email, letter, postcard, etc., we’ll deactivate your profile and remove you from our active membership roster. Sorry - requests for refunds for prorated membership dues will not be given. Return to Top