Membership is free of charge. One joins TFN in this way:
When properly completed, the online registration form will give you a username consisting of 2 lower-case letters followed by 3 digits. Eg "aa123". Keep the username and password somewhere safe — you will need them later.
Bring to the office something that proves who you are (because you are becoming a voting member).
Alternatively, you can fax, photocopy-and-send, or scan-and-email. Be sure to include the username which you received in step 1.
Any of the following will do:
For Basic access, you must renew every 6 months.
For other levels, your payments act as your renewal.
If payments are not received in time, an account is reset to Basic.
When a Basic account has not been renewed, it is archived.
TFN sends an email notification of impending expiry to your @torfree.net
address and to any alternate email address you gave.
You can provide an email address in the membership registration form or
you can notify the office later.
Delivery of these notices can fail, eg because of a full mailbox. It is ultimately your own responsibility to remember to renew before expiry.
To regain access to your archived account, contact the office.