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DEFINITION, RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES OF MEMBERSHIP

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS
Any new or returning individual who promotes or is actively engaged in the formation or management of alliances or related business development activities, and/or who has expressed an advocacy of the principles of the Association is eligible for individual membership, through payment of the applicable annual membership fee.

CORPORATE CLASS MEMBERS
Any new or returning corporation, partnership, association, or other entity organized for profit or not-for-profit, a significant part of whose business development and collaboration activities involves the formation and management of alliances, and who has expressed an advocacy of the principles of the Corporation by contributing specified membership fees, is eligible for membership.

RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES OF MEMBERSHIP
All members of the Association shall be entitled to the right to participate in specified events and activities offered through the Association and shall not have voting rights on matters affecting the Association, as defined in Association Articles of Organization or Bylaws, or for any purpose under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 180, as amended, or any other law, rule or regulation. Membership fees are non-refundable.

Privacy Policy
We may collect and store information, personal or otherwise, that you voluntarily supply to us while on our Site or in communicating via email in connection with a feature provided on our Site. Some examples of this type of information include information that you electronically submit when you contact us with questions, request email updates, or participate in surveys, and information that you post on message boards or other community posting areas on our Site. We may also ask for information (including a credit card number) from those who pay for an ASAP membership, register for a conference, workshop or other event, or conduct other transactions on our Site.

This category of information also includes information that you electronically submit when you register to use our Site or you submit an ASAP membership application via our Site. Similar information may be submitted through conference or seminar registration, publication orders and subscriptions. While some areas of our Site are available to the public, many of the features and services that are available on the Site are made available only to ASAP members (the “Member Areas”). If you are an ASAP member, you will be asked to register for access to the Member Areas by completing the registration provided on the Site. The registration form may require you to submit certain personally identifying information (such as your name and email address), to provide certain demographic information (such as your gender ), and to create a username and password. If you are not an ASAP member but want to join, you can request membership by visiting the “Join ASAP” section of the website and submitting the information, including personally identifying information, required on the membership application form. All information voluntarily supplied by you as part of the Site registration and/or membership application process will be collected and stored in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy. ASAP respects your right to privacy. We do not sell, exchange or give away our members email addresses or phone numbers.

Access Privileges
We use information collected during registration to verify that you have the rights to access ASAP-member-only content, and that you qualify for various ASAP-member discounts and promotions. For our email communications, ASAP members, registered users of any ASAP site and other ASAP customers may opt out at any time by using the “Unsubscribe” mechanism within the e-mail, which allows email recipients to manage their subscription preferences regarding ASAP e-newsletters, e-mail alerts, and special offers. This mechanism does not allow a user to opt out of receiving transactional e-mail, such as registration confirmation, product, service, or membership benefit updates, and responses to direct requests. Additionally, ASAP members and website registered users may opt out of receiving e-mail communications by clicking the "Unsubscribe" link found at the bottom of ASAP emails.

When you provide your email or postal address to ASAP on any online or printed material, it is implied that your are opting in to receive communications from ASAP. You will also set up a contact record in ASAP’s database. Only you and ASAP staff can view your complete contact record. Portions of your contact record will be visible in the ASAP Member Directory while you have an active ASAP membership. Use of the ASAP Member Directory is for networking purposes only. Abuse of this information could lead to suspension or loss of membership. You can edit the information available in your contact record (and limit visibility of information shown in the Member Directory) at any time.

You may adjust your contact details by logging in at www.strategic-alliances.org, then clicking on "Manage Profile" then "Edit Bio."

You may opt out of ASAP communications by:

- clicking the "Unsubscribe" link found at the bottom of ASAP emails
- sending an email to membership@strategic-alliances.org
- calling ASAP Member Services at 1-781-562-1630 x203

Control of Your Information and Email
You can always view, correct and update the personal or company/firm information provided by you during registration by contacting ASAP directly or, when the service is available, by logging into your password protected account and selecting to update your “Profile”; any changes you indicate will be confirmed to you by email. From time to time, ASAP may send information about events, and services to you via email. We provide you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving these types of communications by sending us an email at membership@strategic-alliances.org.



Code of Ethics
All ASAP Members are committed to observing and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct with the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals. ASAP members pledge to accept this code as a minimum guideline for ethical conduct and shall:

Accountability
  1. Faithfully abide by the articles of incorporation, bylaws and policies of the organization.
  2. Exercise reasonable care, good faith and due diligence in governing and managing affairs.
  3. Fully disclose, at the earliest opportunity, information that may result in a perceived or actual conflict of interest.
Professional Excellence – Integrity
  1. Maintain a professional level of courtesy, respect, and objectivity in all matters and activities.
  2. Strive to uphold those practices and assist other members of ASAP in upholding the highest standards of conduct.
Confidential Information
  1. Respect the confidentiality of sensitive information.
Collaboration and Cooperation
  1. Respect the diversity of opinions as expressed or acted upon by the organization board, committees and membership, and formally register dissent as appropriate.
  2. Promote collaboration, cooperation and partnership among association members.
For more information email us at info@strategic-alliances.org or call +1-781-562-1630