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Frequently Asked Questions
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
SECURITY
Q. When I join, how safe is it for me to enter my credit card information?
Q. Will my postal address and e-mail address be kept secret?
POLITICS
Q. Does the Britain-Myanmar Society support Daw Aung San Suu Kyi?
THIS WEB SITE
Q: Why have you put Burma and Myanmar on different planets, and how do I get to the right one first time?
Q: Why do you show the text of searches that have been made on your Lost Relatives page, but you don't show replies that members of the public have sent in?
Q: Why have little notes about bookmarking appeared on the top left of many pages?
MEMBERS' AREA
Q. Can I see a map of all the subjects and facilities in the members' area?
Q: Looking at the map of your members' area, it seems you have more good stuff in there than the rest of the web site. Why not open it to everyone?
Q. How does the joining mechanism work?
A. Go first to the Enrolment page, where you will be asked to fill in our form with the basic facts about yourself. These will be kept safe, and you will not be targeted with advertising. However, it would be useful if you could add something about how you came to be interested in Myanmar, as a way of introducing you to other members, and finding kindred spirits among them. You will also be able to choose your own nickname and password.

Next you will need to pay a year's subscription - which is very moderate. There are two methods:

  1. Anybody can pay by credit card, via ClickBank's secure server. The amount is US $14.95 - which can be put in from anywhere in the world. You then get immediate membership, and admission to the members' area. Log in straight away with your nickname and password, and a ratifying code which ClickBank will give you.
  2. If you have a bank account in the UK you can pay by sterling cheque, which is a bit cheaper - only 10.00. The details you have entered on the web site will be held temporarily there until your cheque reaches the Society by post. Your membership will then be ratified, and you will be able to log in to the web site as a full member.
Q. How do I get in touch with other members by email?
Q. If a member leaves the member's area, does he or she have to log in again to return?
Q. I did not leave the web site but was asked to log in again. What did I do wrong?
Q. What is to stop a member giving away his nickname and password to all and sundry?
SOCIETY DETAILS
Q. Do you think of yourself as a learned society or a friendship association?
Q. What is the address of the Society's offices in London?
Q: Does the Society have a statement of its aims?
Q: Who are the Society's officers?
Q: What are the dates and subjects of the next few meetings?
Q: What does the motto in Myanmar mean, in the Britain-Myanmar Society logo?
MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS
Q. Do I have to be of either British or Myanmar origin to join?
TROUBLE-SHOOTING
Q. General
Q. I find I have to choose Planet Myanmar every time I visit this web site. Surely the system should remember my preference?
Q. Text is too small.

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