Term of Your Membership
This agreement is applicable for the term of your membership. This shall be the term beginning after you have been notified that Your application for membership has been accepted by AREAA and ending on termination, expiration or cancellation of Your membership in AREAA or any earlier termination of this Agreement by AREAA (“Term”). Unless terminated as provided herein, this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect, renewing annually, at the beginning of each fiscal year of AREAA’s acceptance of Your application for membership. You shall be obligated to pay dues which accrued prior to the effective date of termination, expiration or cancellation. This Agreement shall be suspended upon the suspension of Your AREAA membership.
AREAA shall have the right, in its complete and sole discretion, to terminate the Agreement if you fail to comply with the terms and conditions of the Agreement and as such, breach this Agreement. You shall be obligated to pay dues, assessments, or fees which accrued prior to the effective date of termination. AREAA shall have the right, in its complete and sole discretion, to terminate the Agreement for convenience five days after provision of written notice, provided however, in the event of an exercise of this right, AREAA shall refund all fees and charges paid by the member and not earned by AREAA within thirty days of the termination.
This General Terms and Conditions of membership is a legal Agreement between you/your organization (“You/Your”), and the Asian Real Estate Association of America, a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) corporation (AREAA) which sets forth the terms and conditions of membership. You understand that the rights of membership, including the right to identify membership, begin only when You have been notified that your application for membership has been accepted.
Dues and Other Fees: Membership dues are deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Dues are not deductible as charitable contributions. Dues are based on anniversary date (join date). Further, membership dues are non-refundable after a period of 30 (thirty) days after the join date.
You shall pay due and other fees as established by AREAA. AREAA may establish reasonable additional fees or charges for participation in meetings or for other benefits of membership. You shall bear your own costs and expenses for participation in AREAA events, such as travel, employee compensation, and incidental expenses.
Member Use of the AREAA Name and Logo:
By using the Name and/or Logo, You are taking an affirmative action to signify that You are entering into a legal Agreement and affirmatively agree to be bound by the terms of the Agreement as set forth below including those additional terms and conditions as may be stipulated in any referenced or accompanying documentation. If you do not agree to be bound by the terms of the Agreement as set forth below, do not obtain or use the Name and/or Logo. The name and/or logo may be obtained directly from any AREAA staff in the form of a graphic file contained on computer media or by downloading, copying or any other electronic retrieval method the Name and/or Logo from the AREAA website.
License to Identify Membership: During the Term of this Agreement, AREAA grants You a nonexclusive, non-assignable and non-transferable limited license to use the AREAA Name and Logo only as stated below in the following printed media whether as printed or “online” materials and electronic broadcast media: newspapers, periodicals, billboards, posters, direct mail, flyers, yellow pages or other directory advertising, telephone, television or radio spots, business cards, stationary, invoices, facsimile cover sheets and other standard business documents for the limited purpose of conveying notice of Your membership in AREAA. You agree that the AREAA Name and Logo may not be otherwise used, copied, reproduced or altered in any manner. Nothing in this Agreement, or in Your use of the AREAA Name and Logo, will give You any right whatsoever in the AREAA Name and Logo, or in any similar marks, beyond the right granted in this Agreement.
Upon any termination, expiration, cancellation or suspension of your membership or the Term of this Agreement, you shall discontinue all use of the Name and/or Logo. Furthermore, AREAA has an absolute right to terminate, cancel, suspend or withdraw your license and membership at any time.
The Name and Logo may not be used in any way as to represent approval by AREAA of the content of media with prior written permission of AREAA. A copy of any proposed media must accompany all requests for permission.
The Name and Logo may not be used in any way as to represent an endorsement or certification by AREAA of any product or service offered by you. Nothing in this Agreement or in Your use of the Name and/or Logo shall confer any endorsement or approval of your products or services or of You.
General Rules: The Name and/or Logo are the property of AREAA and may only be used by a member of ATA during that member’s period of membership. The Name and/or Logo must always be a component of or accompanied by the words “AREAA Member” or “Member of AREAA.”
Online Rules: You may display the Name and/or Logo anywhere on your website at Your primary internet domain name. Your online use of the Name and/or Logo will be linked, at a minimum from the most prominent reference to the Name and/or Logo on the respective page, to the AREAA website at http://www.areaa.org (or such other address as shall be established).
Restrictions: The Name and/or Logo are protected by trademark and copyright laws and international trademark and copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties and contain intellectual property exclusive to AREAA. All right, interest, title to, and ownership and intellectual property rights in, the Name and/or Logo and all copies remain with AREAA.
You are expressly prohibited from utilizing the Name and/or Logo for any purpose not permitted in this agreement, including copying the Name and/ or Logo, other than to make a single copy of the name and/or Logo in machine-readable format for back-up or archival purposes. You are permitted to make such copies for your internal use only. You may not modify the Name and/or Logo or create derivative works based upon the Name and/or Logo or any part of the Name and/or Logo.
You may not distribute copies of the Name and/or Logo to third parties. You must comply with all applicable laws regarding the use of the Name and/or Logo. AREAA reserves all rights not expressly granted.
Use/Disclosure of Contact Information:
AREAA collects business contact information, including, without limitation, e-mail addresses, telephone and facsimile numbers, and physical addresses, pertaining to its Members. Any such information provided by a Member may be disclosed by AREAA to official partners. By providing Your business contact information to AREAA, You have consented to the use and disclosure of that information in this manner. If You do not want AREAA to use or disclose Your business contact information as described herein, do not provide it. AREAA notes that this may result in You being unable to access some or all of our services.